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Land plan to curb sprawl


Festival fun The 30th annual Summerland Action Festival featured something for all ages.

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Proposed strategy would put growth area near core of town

Tree nursery Summerland has a forestry nursery in place once again.

by John Arendt

Page 3 Recalling stories Summerland Middle School students have worked with seniors to publish a book of Summerland stories.

Page 6 Legion history The Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Summerland Legion is marking its 85th anniversary this weekend.

Page 7 Race results Participants took part in the Man of Steel triathlon and the Giant’s Head Run on Saturday.

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Singing out

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Danny Deane of Aerosmith Rocks, an Aerosmith tribute band, performs some of the band’s greatest hits during a concert in Memorial Park on Sunday afternoon.The concert was part of the 30th annual Summerland Action Festival, which was held on the weekend.

The municipality will consider a plan to develop land close to the core of the community in an attempt to control sprawl. At the May 28 municipal council meeting, council voted to examine an urban growth strategy. The strategy calls for development within a 10-minute walk of the downtown core at Main Street and Victoria Road. At present, development in Summerland has included some residential pockets in agricultural areas, with some clusters of housing surrounded on most or all sides by farms. “This leapfrogging sprawl tends to be very expensive,” said Mayor Janice Perrino. To accommodate such residential growth, the municipality has had to extend its services great distances. In 2008, when the latest Official Community Plan was adopted, the only area set aside for future growth was the site of the proposed Summerland Hills golf resort at the western edge of the community. The proposed development was later abandoned, but no other areas are specified for new residential growth. While she was on council at the time, she did not vote in favour of the Official Community Plan, which passed on a 4-3 vote. “I thought the urban growth plan was appalling,” she said, “but at the time, it looked like the Summerland Hills project was the direction we were going.” See PROPERTIES Page 2

Census shows aging population Median age in Summerland now past 50 by Barbara Manning Grimm Seniors 65 and older now make up more than 27 per cent of Summer-

land’s population, according to 2011 census figures released last week by Statistics Canada. For all of British Columbia seniors account for 15.7 of the population and for all of Canada 14.8 per cent, up from 13.7 in 2006. The median age in

Summerland is 52, compared to a province-wide median age of 41.9 years. The total population of Summerland is 11,280 according to the 2011 census, up 4.2 per cent from 10,828 in 2006. In Summerland children up to age 14 totalled

1,445, the working population 15 to 64 totalled 6,740 and seniors 65 and older totalled 3,100. There are 1,150 seniors 80 and older in Summerland. Summerland has six per cent fewer children than it did during the last census in 2006. Nation-

wide, the share of children 14 and under fell from 17.7 per cent in 2006 to 16.7 per cent in 2011. In Summerland 13 per cent of the population is aged 15 to 29; 33 per cent is 45 to 64; and 27 per cent is 65 and over. See AGING Page 2






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Properties in land reserve Continued from Page 1

She added that the community plan should be reviewed every five years, since it is not a static document. Much of the land in the proposed growth area, along Victoria Road North, Garnett Avenue and Jones Flat Road, is in the Agricultural Land Reserve. Removing it from the land reserve would require the permission of the Agricultural Land Commission. The municipality

has asked to have land removed in the past. Earlier, a series of lots in the Bentley Road area were removed in order to allow future industrial development. Perrino said an equally strong case could be made for removing land for residential growth, “If we’re truly dedicated to doing the bulk of our growth within 10 minutes of the core, we will end up with some ALR conflicts,” she said.

She added that the plan, while removing some land from the land reserve,

tural lands, we need to have them outside the core of town,” she said. “I think we

it would take around a year to examine the concept. Coun. Robert Hacking said the public needs to offer comments about the proposed plan. “It’s a fundamental way for the public to get involved with the direction of the community,” he said. Coun. Lloyd Christopherson said the Climate Action Committee has discussed a similar plan to have development concentrated in the core of the community.

“If we are going to save our best agricultural lands, we need to have them outside the core of town. I think we should be saving our prime agricultural land for agriculture.” Janice Perrino would ultimately help to preserve farm land. “If we are going to save our best agricul-

should be saving our prime agricultural land for agriculture.” Municipal treasurer Ken Ostraat said





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Forest nursery back in operation by Barbara Manning Grimm A tree nursery that closed in 2009 is back in business. MBC Summerland Nursery is again growing trees for reforestation and providing jobs. A crew of about a dozen is working now, and an estimated 45 workers are expected to be needed for harvest in the fall. The closure of the nursery was one of several business and industry shutdowns that shook the Summerland economy at the end of the last decade. Summerland has had a nursery at the MBC location on Logie Road since the 1920s when Harold McLachlan grew flowers. In the mid1980s it became a forest nursery under the leadership of Dave Lund. In recent years the nursery had been leased to PRT by MBC Summerland Nursery Ltd. This year MBC is operating the nursery as a contract grower of forest seedlings for the Ministry of Forests and other forestry companies. MBC president Ivan Haag said the tree business is coming back because of logging activity driven by China’s economy and a backlog of reforestation commitments. “So it’s a good time to get back into it.” Work will slow down after seeding, weeding and thinning are completed because there won’t be a summer harvest this year. Hiring will start in September for the fall harvest season. Haag has been working at the nurs-

Examining seedlings Ivan Haag inspects some of the millions of seedlings in the MBC Summerland Nursery. The nursery, on Logie Road, reopened this year.

ery for more than 20 years since he took an entry level job. He had completed his degree in Biology and Environmental Studies in Manitoba and went on to work in various seasonal positions on the Prairies, always contract jobs that came to an end. A friend suggested he try the Summerland area because “they have trees there.” His first job in Summerland was at the Pacific Agri-Food Research Station classifying chemicals for the new federal Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS). In 1989 he took a $7-an-hour job at the

tree nursery, where he saw his future. “I always paid to go to school, and here I was getting paid for an education.” On the generic business card the nursery provided he wrote in his name and gave himself the title of “future owner.” During his early years at the nursery he also owned and operated a fruit stand at Trout Creek. In 1994 he sold the fruit stand and formed a development company, which included his late father Gene Haag and his uncle Ray Haag, to buy the nursery. They then leased it to PRT. This year seeding at the MBC nursery

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the business off the ground. With Mountain View and MBC located within the municipality, Summerland has “the most forest nurseries per capita of any town in B.C.,” said Haag. “It’s a really great industry.” Haag also thanks his staff for their hard work in getting the nursery back into operation.

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Planning land use The reasoning behind a proposed land use plan makes a lot of sense. If development is concentrated in the core of the community, it will be easy to accommodate growth and the result will be much better than the present mix of small residential pockets among the farms. For years, Mayor Janice Perrino has spoken of the benefits of having development concentrated within a 10-minute walk from the downtown core. While there is much merit in this suggestion, there are also two areas of concern. First, much of the land along Victoria Road North, Jones Flat Road and Garnett Avenue is in the Agricultural Land Reserve. Removing this land would be a controversial move. For the past four decades, the Agricultural Land Commission has been in place to ensure the province’s agricultural land continues to be available for farming. The land commission may be more willing to release land if an equal or greater amount, of equal or greater quality, is offered in exchange. Even if the land is released for this growth plan, another challenge remains. How will the municipality prevent more pocket residential neighbourhoods from springing up in agricultural areas? Some who move to Summerland want to live in an idyllic setting, surrounded by orchards or vineyards. But mixing working farms with non-farm neighbours often results in conflicts for both parties. Every time a pocket development is approved in an agricultural neighbourhood, it adds to the existing sprawl in Summerland. Designating land close to the core for residential development must be done in conjunction with other efforts to keep farm land and residential land separate.

It takes a lot of effort from a lot of people to make the Summerland Action Festival a reality. The organizers of the event made it look easy as the community hosted a ball tournament, a triathlon and a run, a parade and plenty of entertainment for all ages. Bringing the festival together was a lot of work and organizers have been planning for a year. Once again, the results were well worth the efforts.

Chaos reigns in wake of HST VICTORIA – The old saying goes that if you like sausages and laws, you shouldn’t watch either one being made. The legislature’s sausage factory worked overtime to crank out a pile of legislative change before the government choked off debate and shut it down for the summer. This is after a dozen complicated bills were stuffed into the hopper in the final month. For the first time in B.C. history, debate was carried on in three separ- Tom Fletcher ate chambers to try to get through it all. It created a chaotic scene, with politicians and reporters dashing around trying to create the impression they were on top of it all. The NDP opposition screamed bloody murder about this travesty, especially as the clock ran down last week and bills were assigned a token 30 or 45 minutes to meet the B.C. Liberal government’s arbitrary deadline. Alas, what little time was allowed for the opposition to question legislation was largely frittered away with the usual partisan sniping that substitutes for alternative ideas. The good news is that this mad rush wasn’t a calculated scheme to ram through unpopular, unfair measures. Quite the contrary. The B.C. Liberal government’s back is to the wall, trying to do what the public and circumstances

demand and save its own skin. Here’s a partial list of the marching orders. Get rid of the harmonized sales tax and bring back a computerized version of the old, inefficient provincial sales tax. Unclog the court system, which has become so constipated that a Stanley Cup riot fool can’t even plead guilty in a reasonable time. And find a way to make our growing population of urban anarchists and assorted other deadbeats pay to ride transit. The HST exercise continues

and police. An administrative system won’t keep them all out of court, but the government hopes to reduce the average resolution time to 90 days and save $8 million a year or more. A similar administrative system is being established for small civil claims and strata property disputes. Some legislation is to fix earlier screw-ups. A judge tossed out B.C.’s most heavy-handed administrative penalties for failing a roadside blood alcohol test,

The B.C. Liberal government’s back is to the wall, trying to do what the public and circumstances demand and save its own skin. to exact its cost. The unprecedented job of creating a modern system for the archaic sales tax was the main cause of the legislative logjam, tying up government lawyers and delaying drafting of other bills. Small businesses that paid $3,000 to convert to HST get to pay another $3,000 to go back, and we had all better hope the new computer software works. Speaking of computers, one of the laws passed amid the shouting is one that establishes an online system for disputing traffic tickets. Police will print out tickets from their cars instead of hand-writing them, and drivers will have an alternative way to argue about whether they really ran that red light. Fighting a ticket in court now takes seven to 18 months, tying up judges, court registry staff

so the government brought in a new version that allows for another administrative appeal. The mistake of making transit operate on a poorly policed “honour system” goes back to Social Credit days. There is finally a system to enforce collection of fines, on those rare occasions when someone is ticketed for taking a free ride. Even with the last-minute rush, four bills couldn’t be rammed through. Since the legislature will almost certainly have to be recalled to impose a contract on teachers this fall, the government would do well to provide a couple of weeks for orderly debate at that time. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews. com.

bad apples Despite the threat of a hefty fine, we continue to see some motorists chatting on their cell phones while driving. Studies have repeatedly shown cell phone use puts drivers at a much greater risk of causing an accident. If the call is important or if an urgent text has come in, please get off the road and park your vehicle before answering or checking the message. It’s safer for everyone.

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Weed killer used near schools Dear Editor: I was recently visiting Summerland, walking up Jubilee between the High school and Middle school, enjoying the sight of the kids playing outside in P.E. Suddenly I noticed the smell. Weed killer. Remembering from my teaching career that weed killers are not allowed on school

playgrounds, I looked for the source, and discovered the curled and warped dandelions stalks covering the grasses on the city boulevard, close to both playground fences.

Think about what you are doing, council. You are spraying weed killer within breathing distance of two large schools, covering the boulevards with it where summer sandaled people,

barefoot kids and pets will be tempted to walk, and creating a run off situation into the storm drains that empty their contents eventually into the lake. Water runs downhill.

How short sighted just for the sake of a perfect seeming lawn. Think about your potential position in this situation, choosing to do nothing about this antiquated

and toxic practice. You have nice grass. Choosing to eradicate weed killer and other such quick fixes from your arsenal of lawn products, you stand to become a leader in the development of

respected green communities. The choice is yours but if they had a say, I know what the kids, your future voters, would say. Sue Skidmore Hedley


Dump site needed here Dear Editor: I read with interest the letter from Alice Steenbergen in last week’s Review. My husband had in the last week been in contact with city officials on the same manner and received the same generic response as posted in the Review. Alice Steenbergen raises some very valid points in her letter which I agree with totally. She pointed out some very pertinent potential problems with regard to unauthorized dumping, as well as some well thought out solutions to location and operation of a sani-dump site. I too find it ludicrous that our councillors consider spending taxpayer dollars on fancy signage in an attempt to attract business to town, all the while telling tourists and locals alike to take their business to our neighbours to the south. If you want to attract tourists to our town, you have to provide services. Sharron Bradley Summerland

The more things change…

Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum

… the more they stay the same. About 100 years ago the McLachlan family moved to Summerland and started growing vegetables for the community. By the time this photo was taken in 1944, McLachlan Greenhouses provided a wonderful array of veggies and flowers. Especially memorable were the large, juicy tomatoes. Today, the location is home to a new enterprise, and though MBC Nursery grows forests instead of flowers, their roots are part of Summerland’s history. If you have memories of Summerland’s past and the way things were “back when,” be sure to drop in at the IOOF Hall on Main Street on June 9 and share them at A Window on Yesterday. Your stories and anecdotes are part of our history.

Location suggested for sani-dump Dear Editor: I have noticed in the paper lately the subject of RV sanistation has come up. As the only mobile RV serviceman in Summerland, I can speak from experience on the number of tourists asking about a place to go and I have to tell them Pen-

ticton. As I understand, there is a problem with the quantity being dumped at the old site. But when the site was at Peach Orchard this was not a problem. That was a poor locale too close to a park and beach.

May I suggest it be placed across the road in front of the Peach Orchard Campground. That way it would only be locals and people who are visiting here using the site. Therefore it would not overload the system. Also, a nominal fee could be charged

in the peak season and collected by the campground hosts. This can also be policed by the hosts.

This would make it a win-win situation, and some of the costs incurred can be recovered.

If we are promoting tourism we also have to service it. Bob Herbert Summerland

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Students compile pioneer memories Students and seniors work together to collect stories

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“These are great stories. I am impressed with how respectful the students were of the seniors and their stories.” Brittany Bell ies Then and Now was unveiled at a reception last Thursday in the school library. The book was edit-

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recently did her practice teaching in Summerland and Penticton. School district trustee Linda Beaven helped arrange the United Way grant for publishing the book and mentored Bell through the project. Bell said she is “very pleased how it worked out.” “These are great stories. I am impressed with how respectful the students were of the seniors and their stories.” The story tellers are Bruce Crawford, Larry Crawford, Doug MacDonald, Louise Atkinson,

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Legion Auxiliary marks 85 years by John Arendt The Summerland branch of the Royal Canadian Legion’s Ladies’ Auxiliary has been in place since 1927, but it has gone through numerous changes over the years. This Saturday, the auxiliary will hold celebrations to mark its 85th anniversary. “People need to know what the Legion means,” said Pat Smith, past president of the Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary. “We’re here for the love of our veterans and we’re here for the love of the community at large.” Summerland’s Legion, one of the oldest in the country, also boasts Canada’s first Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary. In 1923, 15 women who were later to be charter members were associated with the Great War Veterans’ Association. The auxiliary was formed in 1926 and received its charter March 3, 1927. When the Legion began, it was in place to help care for World War I veterans. In 1958, the auxiliary began working to set up crosses on the graves of Summerland’s veterans. There are now 350 crosses in place at graves in Summerland’s three cemeteries. Efforts to help veterans are still continuing as the Legion, along with other branches across Canada, speak out on the need for the federal government to continue providing bene-

fits for veterans. Legion manager Elke Bewick said efforts are needed to help younger veterans who are returning from the Balkans and Afghanistan, many of them dealing with post traumatic stress. Smith and other Ladies’ Auxiliary

Hospital Society, the Alzheimer Association, the Red Cross, Canadian National Institute for the Blind, the Canadian Cancer Society, the Summerland Food Bank and others. The auxiliary has been damaged by fire twice, in 1950 and 1961 when the original hall was

“People need to know what the Legion means. We’re here for the love of our veterans and we’re here for the love of the community at large.” Pat Smith members also work to educate students about war and the importance of remembering the contributions made by soldiers. The Legion organizes the annual Remembrance Day ceremonies in November and the Victory in Europe Day ceremonies in June. While the Legion still functions to help its veterans, there is also a strong effort to provide funding for sports in the community. In addition, the auxiliary donates to the Children’s Wish Foundation, Okanagan Similkameen Neurological Society and Junior Diabetes. Each year, the auxiliary presents two $1,000 bursaries to graduating students. Other contributions go to the school breakfast club programs, South Okanagan Women in Need, the Penticton Regional

destroyed. Over the years, the auxiliary has bought chairs and donated funds for carpeting and flooring for the Rosedale Room, blinds for the canteen, meeting room and office as well as funds for kitchen appliances. Merna Wicker, president of the auxiliary, said the auxiliary has provided an important support for her. “This Legion helped me to get the confidence I have today,” she said. Bewick said many strong friendships have been forged at the auxiliary over the years. While the Legion and Ladies’ Auxiliary had origins as a veterans’ organization, those wishing to join today need not be veterans, Bewick said. The anniversary celebrations will be held on Saturday, beginning with a dinner at 6 p.m.

Jump rope Four-year-old Max Patenaude, a Summerland Montessori School Junior Kindergarten student jumps over a “swinging bridge” during the school’s Jump Off event on May 23. Students at the Summerland Montessori School raised $900 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Bakery to open this month

True Grain Bread will open its doors later this month. “We’re anxiously awaiting the arrival of our grain mill and hearth oven from overseas,” said Todd Laidlaw, owner of the bakery. “Depending on shipment timing, we should be open this weekend or shortly thereafter.” The bakery, on Main Street, is in the former Cake Box Bakery location.


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Thursday, June 7, 2012 Summerland Review

Concluding classes

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The religious education class at Holy Child Catholic Church held its wind-up mass in late May to finish its season.

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This year marked the 60th year anniversary for the B.C. Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting. This year Penticton was host to over 241 delegates over a three-day period. One of the main highlights of the AGM included the most organized policy resolutions review to date with more than 41 new resolutions to be presented to the provincial government. Petra Veintimilla, president of the South Okanagan Chamber of Commerce, presented a policy recommendation regarding Community Futures – Economic Gardening Program for more than $2 million in funding.

This policy was accepted during the session with excellent support from other communities. “This funding will help ensure businesses in other areas of the province will have the opportunity to grow and prosper,” Veintimilla said. Other policies included the continued advocacy for removing interprovincial trade barriers for shipping Canadian wines which is expected to get some positive results in the near future when reviewed by the province. Premier Christy Clark announced the Micro Business Training Pilot Program. “This program leverages the unique ability of the Cham-

ber of Commerce Network to deliver skills training to micro business owners in the sectors which need it most,” said John Winter, president and CEO of the B.C. Chamber of Commerce. In order for the Canadian economy to stay on top there is always work to do. The top 10 barriers to competitiveness in B.C. were summarized by Perrin

Beatty, president and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Robert Fine, director of Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission. Barriers include skilled labour shortages, lack of production, out of date technology, and over regulation by government. These barriers are available for review at chambertop10. ca/10-barriers.

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Fundraising Summerland Middle School Grade 8 students Alex Zander, left, Jared Breitkreuz and Dan Nixon raised $2,772 for the Relay for Life cancer fundraiser.

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I was told that my teeth have been damaged by acid – what does this mean? Stan H.


A meeting of the donkeys Maya, a donkey recently acquired by Critteraid, meets with Skippy. A donation from seven-year-old Grady Parsons and his friends will help pay for Maya’s veterinary expenses.

Children donate for care of donkey A Summerland seven-year-old and his friends have donated $110 toward the veterinary care of Critteraid’s new donkey. Deborah Silk, Critteraid president, said the organization recently received a call from Terri Parsons saying her son Grady wanted to turn his birthday party into a special event for Critteraid, “besides having seven-year-old fun stuff.” He asked his guests to bring donations for Critteraid when they came to his birthday party. After the party Grady and his family visited Critteraid Farm to present the collected donations. That was the same day a donkey named Maya arrived at the animal sanctuary. In fact, Maya, a standard-size donkey, arrived at the farm

only two hours before Grady did. Silk said everybody was pretty taken with Maya, especially Skippy, Critteraid’s miniature donkey who had probably never seen another donkey except for his mom when he was very young. “Skippy was mesmerized by her. Of course they went through all the obligatory sniffings and when Skippy got too personal, Maya would kick out, often planting a nasty blow to Skippy’s head,” said Silk. “Skippy is enchanted with this big, beautiful lady donkey and it is hopefully the beginning of a fairy tale for these two special animals.” Silk asked Grady what he would like all this money to be put toward and Grady pondered this responsibility seriously. In

the end, after meeting cats and guinea pigs and the cow, he asked for the $110 to be put toward veterinary costs for Maya. “Although her body seemed to be in fine shape, her hooves were pretty nasty and it was going to take a lot of work between the veterinarian and the farrier to get Maya to grow new ones so that she could walk properly in the future,” said Silk. Grady presented his birthday money to Emily Molland, one of Critteraid’s Youth Ambassadors who spends a lot of time with the animals at the farm. So, turning seven, Grady Parsons has begun his life as a philanthropist. He and his brother Nathan had informed their parents that April was National Animal Cruelty Prevention Month.

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Stan, you’re in good company as many Dr. Cindee Melashenko of us share this condition with you. The foods we eat and the beverages we drink affect the enamel of our teeth. The enamel is what protects our teeth and keeps them strong and white. Foods and drinks that have a high acid content erode the layers of enamel. This means that your teeth may not fit together as well as they used to, they may appear darker, may become more susceptible to chipping or breaking, or become more sensitive. All of these conditions are what we want to avoid. Foods and drinks high in acid content include fruits (particularly lemons and oranges), tea, wine, sports drinks, pop, and yogurt. If you consume any or all of these on a frequent basis, you are susceptible to enamel erosion. Unfortunately, the enamel cannot be restored once it is lost. You cannot be expected to avoid all of these chief offenders, but here are some tips to help your teeth: 1. Obviously reduce your consumption of acidic foods and drinks 2. Drinking through a straw will minimize the contact of the drink on the teeth 3. When you do consume them, rinse your mouth with water afterwards 4. Chew on sugar-free gum as this increases the flow of saliva which helps remove the acid from the teeth 5. Wait at least 30 minutes to brush your teeth, so that the brush doesn’t spread and agitate the acid There are also products (such as rinses and toothpastes) that are able to help preserve your enamel and lessen the effects of acid erosion. Your dentist or hygienist is best able to come up with a customized solution for you. If we can be of any further assistance, please call our office or e-mail us at We are always accepting New Patients. If you have a dental question, please email me at

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The Garnett Valley Gang’s float in the Action Festival Parade brought the character of the old west to Main Street.

Time for

ACTION The 30th annual Summerland Action Festival on the weekend featured plenty of entertainment, sports and activities for all ages.

Meryl Edwards, with Ice Cream of the West, serves Sharon Armstrong and Gaylene Bourque cones covered with syrup.

Photos by John Arendt and Carla McLeod

Tiana Ferlizza, 11, was one of the many entertainers at the bandshell.

Melanie Breckon examines some of the colourful clothing for sale at one of the booths set up in Memorial Park.

Entertainment at the main stage in Memorial Park, including an Aerosmith tribute band, brought plenty of spectators.

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Kayley MacPhedran of the Canadian Beavers, a Summerland ball team, swings during one of the games in the weekend tournament.






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Luc Fortin, five, Kiana Halverson, two and Taylor Donald, nine, enjoy sliding at one of the activities for children.


Summerland royalty members Princess Alexa Brickenden, left, Miss Summerland Susan Watkins, Princess Cassidy Clements and Miss Congeniality Lindsey Jenner, wave during the Action Festival parade on Saturday morning.



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What’s up SUMMERLAND and region Thursday Al-Anon offers help to families and friends of alcoholics. Summerland Serenity Group meets Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. in the United Church hall. Call 250-490-9272. Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers meet at the Harold Simpson Memorial Youth Centre on Thursday evenings. Beavers meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Cubs meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Scouts meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Venturers meet from 7:30 to 9 p.m. For details call DeeDee at 250-4040406. Euchre every second and fourth Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Seniors Dropin Centre, 9710 Brown St. If you are interested in a visit to Critteraid Farm in Summerland, please contact Joan at 250-494-4293 or e-mail info@critteraid. org. Visits can be arranged by appointment for Thursday afternoons. Come and learn about what an amazing group of volunteers Critteraid has and the outstanding community work that they do. Peach City Toastmasters meets Thursdays 12:05 to 1 p.m. Do butterflies attack your stomach whenever you’re asked to speak before a group? Join Toastmasters to improve your speaking abilities and leadership skills. Meeting every Thursday



12:05 to 1 p.m. in Penticton at the United Church on Main and Eckhardt, Room 202. Call 250-462-0422. Seniors’ coffee is held at the Seniors Drop-In Centre, 9710 Brown St., every Thursday from 9 to 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome. Coffee and raisin toast available. Summerland Lions Club meets on the first and third Thursdays of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Harold Simpson Youth Centre, 9111 Peach Orchard Rd. For more information call Gladys Schmidt at 250-4944933. The Summerland Multiple Sclerosis Coffee Group meets the last Thursday of every month at Santorini’s Restaurant at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome. For more information call Sandy at 250-493-6564. TOPS BC #725 Summerland meets every Thursday in the lower level of the Seniors’ Drop-in Centre, 9710 Brown St. Weigh-in is from 5:30 to 6 p.m. and is followed by a meeting. For more information call Louise at 778-516-3070.

Friday Bridge is every Friday at 1 p.m. at the Seniors’ Drop-In Centre, 9710 Brown St. Phone 250-494-8164. Cribbage is played every Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Seniors’ Drop-in Centre, 9710 Brown St. Tai Chi is Fridays at 10:30 a.m. and Tuesdays at 10 a.m. at the Seniors’ Drop-in Centre, 9710 Brown St. Beginners are welcome. Phone Nancy at 250-494-8902.

Saturday Dale Seaman and Highway 97 concert at the IOOF Hall on Saturday, June 9, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Don’t miss this fun evening with this new local five-piece country band that rocks. Tickets are on sale at the Sweet




Tooth and the Dollar Store on Main Street or at the door if available. All proceeds from this concert will go to the Rebekah Hall Fund. For more information call Sharon Stone at 250-494-8238. Cribbage tournament at the Seniors Drop-In Centre is held monthly every fourth Saturday at 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Summerland Legion Ladies Auxiliary members are serving breakfast the first Saturday of the month until summer at Summerland Legion Branch 22 on Rosedale Avenue. Proceeds go to the Summerland Legion Ladies Auxiliary.

Sunday Vintage Car Club, South Okanagan Chapter, meets the last Sunday of every month at 2 p.m. in the Youth Centre on Peach Orchard Road. Anyone who owns or is interested in vintage cars (25 years or older) is invited to attend. For more information phone 250-494-5473.

Monday Dabber Bingo is at the Senior Dropin Centre, 9710 Brown St., every Monday at 1:30 p.m. 16 regular games, Lucky 7, Odd/Even, Bonanza. Everyone is welcome. License #832873. Men — Love to Sing? Okanagan Christian Men’s Choir. Non-denominational choir invites you to join us, have fun, sing unto the Lord and enjoy the fellowship of other singers. Mondays 7 to 9 p.m. at Summerland Baptist Church, Fireside Room. For more information contact Hans at 250-494-7127. The South Okanagan Orchid Society meets the third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at Okanagan College in Penticton. The group meets September to June. For more information, contact Joan at 250-494-4293.



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ST STEPHEN’S ANGLICAN 9311 Prairie Valley Rd. (Stone Church in Summerland)

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MASSES: Saturdays 6:00 pm & Sundays 10:00 am Tuesday-Friday 9:00 am

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Senior Pastor: Rev. Rick Gay Worship & Youth: Brandon Dykstra Church Office: 250-494-9975

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If you love animals then the Critteraid Education Program will be perfect for you. Come pet and groom cuddly cats from 2 to 4 p.m. every Tuesday at the Summerland Asset Development Initiative, 9117 Prairie Valley Rd. Kiwanis Club of Summerland meeting times are the first and third Tuesdays of each month from noon to 1 p.m. NeighbourLink’s Lunch Social is held the second Tuesday of every month at the Seniors’ Drop-In Centre, 9710 Brown St. Everyone is welcome. Should you require transportation, please phone 250-404-4673 at least 24 hours in advance. Penticton Concert Band practices Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. New members welcome. Intermediate to advanced players. For more information call Gerald at 250-809-2087. Quest Society of Summerland meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the meeting room at 9700 Brown St. (Parkdale Place). For more information phone 250-494-9066 or 250494-9106 or visit questsociety. South Okanagan Genealogical Society is open on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Penticton Library Museum building. Contact Nola Reid at 250492-0751 for more details. Step out. Have fun. Come sing. Peach Blossom Chorus meets Tuesday evenings at the Shatford Centre, 760 Main St., Penticton. For more informa-

Thursday, June 7, 2012 Summerland Review tion call 250-494-0815 or 250-492-3032. Summerland Caregiver Support Group meets on the first and third Tuesday of every month from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Summerland Health Centre. For more information, call Cindy at 250-404-8072. Summerland Farmers’ Market in Memorial Park every Tuesday until October, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For information call Paul at 250-494-0540. Whist is played on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 7 p.m. at the Seniors’ Drop-in Centre, 9710 Brown St. Everyone is welcome.

Wednesday Mom’s Morning Out meets Wednesdays, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the United Church on Henry Avenue. Summerland Air Cadets parade Wednesday nights, 1815-2130 hours at Harold Simpson Memorial Youth Centre, 9111 Peach Orchard Rd. All youth aged 12 to 18 welcome. For more information call Air Cadet office at 250-494-7988. Summerland ATV Club meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Summerland Library lower level. The club promotes responsible ridership including registration, insurance, safety certification and scheduled pleasure rides. Membership includes orchardists, farmers, ranchers and fun seekers of all ages including those with disabilities.

Upcoming Doughnuts with Dad — Bring your kids to the second annual paper airplane contest. Can you set a new record for longest paper airplane flight? This free family event is on Saturday June 16, 10 a.m. to noon. Sponsored by the Friends of the Summerland Library. For more info call the Summerland Library 250-494-5591. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week, Recope Society of Summerland offers medically supervised water therapy and land exercise programs helpful to clients with various medical conditions, such as joint replacements, stroke, back problems, arthritis, to name just a few. A medical referral is required – speak to your doctor. Call Maureen at 250-494-9006 for more details. SADI Drop-In Program Monday to Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. for students in Grades 6 to 12. Come out and play pool, ping pong or chill out and chat. Seniors’ volleyball at the Youth Centre beginning at 10 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. For additional information call Jane or Frank at 250-494-4666. Summerland Badminton Club plays most days all year. Call Shaun at 250-4941523. Summerland Garden Tour Saturday, June 23, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Quest Society hosts a self-guided tour of 10 Summerland gardens with master gardeners in attendance to answer all of your gardening questions. Tickets on sale at Art Knapps in Penticton and The Sweet Tooth and Martins Flowers in Summerland. A new addition this year is a chance for eight of the gardens tourists to win a lovely patio umbrella. Tickets sell fast so get yours now. For more information call Marilyn Topham at 250-494-6434. The Summerland Horseshoe Club is looking for new members. Practices are held in Memorial Park on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. Call Laura Williams at 250-494-3094. Visit Summerland’s 102-year-old stone church, St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, by appointment starting now and available for your summer visitors. Call Doiran at 250494-5891 or Linda at 250-4948722. Would you like to volunteer as a literacy tutor? For more information, call Danielle Robinson, Penticton Tutor Coordinator, Okanagan College, 250-492-4305 ext. 3244 or email at


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Tourney pulls in 72 teams

Ready to hit Up at bat is Donna Eaton of the Canadian Beavers Summerland team. She played in the big slo-pitch tourney during Action Fest.

Seventy-two Slopitch teams and supporters from across B.C. and as far away as Calgary Alberta converged upon Summerland once again for the Action Fest Slo-Pitch Tourney weekend June 1, 2 and 3. The tourney has been full every year with a maximum 72 teams, usually with teams on a waiting list. Many teams have returned year after year and some of their children are now joining or taking over what their parents started. Enquiries have come from as far away as Texas, Saskatchewan and Alberta over the years and in 2009 Summerland hosted an enthusiastic and personable team from Toowoomba, Australia.

Because of the unique format of the tourney every team, no matter how inexperienced, has a shot at winning and good entertaining family fun and sportsmanship is the name of the game. Teams entering the tournament are selected on a first-come first-serve basis. Another drawing card for the event is the prize packages that are up for grabs. There are a total of 21, which include three most sportsmanlike prizes and prizes for first and second place finishers in each of the nine divisions.

All of the money received from the affordable entry fee goes back into the tourney, which allows for the many prizes for the event as well as carded umpires. The tourney organization has also assisted with the maintenance of the Dale Meadows Complex fields and donates to Kidsport Summerland which allows local children who may not be able to afford fees to participate in sports programs. Recognition and thanks from the organizers go to the residents of Summerland for being so hospitable and sup-

portive, as well as to the various mayors and councils for solidly supporting slo-pitch these many years by providing fields and facilities that are the envy of many other communities. The organizers also thank Dale MacDonald, recreation director for his hard work, foresight and creativity in developing the playing fields. This year a new enclosed playground was added to the Dale Meadows complex with a netting cover to protect the little ones from balls. Some Summerland businesses have also

been supportive for years including Summerland and District Credit Union, CIBC, Zia’s Stonehouse Restaurant and the Summerland TimbrMart. Organizers also thank Steve, Roger, Brian Harris as well as Bob Ezart and the seniors slow pitch team.

Sports results Send your sports results to sports@ summerlandreview. com, fax 250-4945453 or 13226 Victoria Rd. N. by noon Monday.

Summerland shines at Pikes swim meet Summerland swimmers placed high in the recent Pikes swim meet in Penticton’s new community pool. The Penticton club has been unable to hold a swim meet for the past two years because of pool construction. The meet drew swimmers from the Okanagan, Shuswap and Vancouver Island. Five Pikes earned aggregate medals. Mason Heintz picked up the sole gold. T.J. Paisley, Richter Heinz and Elliot Clarke of Summerland earned silver and Emily Henderson of Summerland took bronze. Although the club is based in Penticton, half the executive and all of the coaches are from Summerland,

as are several swimmers. Here are individual results for Summerland boys: ❏ J.J. Henderson: seventh, 100 Freestyle; fifth, 100 Breaststroke; fourth, 100 IM; sixth, 50 Breaststroke; eighth, 50 Freestyle; fourth, 50 Butterfly. ❏ Elliot Clarke: second, 50 Backstroke; second, 50 Freestyle. Elliott is a Summerland Secondary School graduate and head coach. Here are individual results for Summerland girls: ❏ Ellen Rutherford: fourth, 50 Backstroke; second, 50 Breaststroke; fourth, 50 Freestyle. Ellen is also a coach. ❏ Hanna MarshdeBoer: third, 100 Freestyle; third, 50 Backstroke; second,

100 Backstroke; fourth, 50 Freestyle. Hanna is a student at Trout Creek School. ❏ Sarah Bergstrom: second, 100 Breaststroke; third, 50 Freestyle. Sarah is also a coach. ❏ Emily Henderson: second, 50 Backstroke; first, 100 Backstroke; second, 50 Freestyle, first, 50 Butterfly. Emily is also a coach. Rutherford, Bergstrom and Henderson are all Summerland Secondary School students. Pikes and the other clubs participating belong to the B.C. Summer Swim Association (BCSSA) which operates from May to early August. Both visitors and the hosts were appreciative of the new aquatic facilities.

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Results for run, triathlon The Giant’s Head Run and the Man of Steel Triathlon were held on Saturday during the 30th annual Summerland Action Festival.

Giant’s Head Run 5.4-kilometre Female 0-10: First Laura Hall, second Olivia Harrold, third Julia Nixon. Female 11-12: First Josie Kay, second Mikayla Joynt, third Trista Algar. Female 13-15: First Chloe Collins, second Sydney Sandrelli, third Bailey Johnson. Female 16-18: First Emily Kaiser, second Natash Roblesky, third Sophie Mahon. Female 19-34: First Cheryl Gowler, second Erika Park, third Keya Morasse. Female 35-54: First Heidi Roblesky, second Lori Mullin, third Janette MacIntosh. Female 55+: First Barbara Mandau, second Julie Hellard,

third Bernadette Achtem. Male 0-10: First Simon Groot, second Jason Scherban, third Brett Cerutti. Male 11-12: First Walker Singleton, second Teaghan Trewhitt, third Nicolas Kahl. Male 13-15: First Jacob Bourchier, second Tameus Venkataraman, third Austin Groot. Male 16-18: First Harish Anand, second Darryl Hagel, third Sam Derksen. Male 19-39: First Geoff Waterman, second Matias Ricardino, third Dan Riccutie. Male 40-59: First Gordon Flett, second Lance Zablontney, third Michael Berrisford. Male 60+: First Shawn Baenziger, second Don Bergstrom, third Bill Fuhrmeister.

10-kilometre Female 0-18: First Rachel Lobay, second Nilah Gaudiuso, third Leesa Schlenker. Female 19-34: First



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Martina Zameanik, second Janine Jell, third Kailyn Vanderham. Female 35-54: First Heidi Horlacher, second Marie Cormack, third Chantel Weston. Female 55+: First Jacquie Bird, second Sylvia Thompson, third Lyn Mackey. Male 0-18: First Lewis Hugh-Jones, second Dustin Leibel, third Oscar Morrison. Male 19-39: First Lee Agur, second Joe Mitchell, third Jason Rodine. Male 40-59: First Trevor Haaheim, second Neil MacDonald, third Don Walker. Male 60+: First Larry Shannon, second Trevor Gambell, third Peter Benson

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I hated running. For years, I could not understand what would drive someone to go for a jog, let alone take on a fiveor 10-kilometre race or a marathon. Part of my hatred for running goes back to my school days and physical education classes. We were told to run, but we were not told how to run. I do not remember anything about pacing, stride or anything else which would have had us running safely and efficiently. And so running became a drudgery. Walking was fine. Bicycling was enjoyable. Running was evil. A few weeks ago, Dale MacDonald, Summerland’s recreation director, asked if I would be willing to take part in this year’s Giant’s Head Run in a media challenge against Dave Crompton, sports editor of the Penticton Herald. The race would be the 5.4-kilometre loop, not the longer 10-kilometre loop. And the loser would present the winner with a medal. Almost as soon as I had agreed to this challenge, I wondered what I had been thinking. The endurance would not be a prob-

lem. Walking and cycling had prepared me for that part. But running would be a new experience. I talked about the John challenge Arendt with a neighbour who also happens to be an avid runner. She gave me a training schedule, told me to get a new pair of shoes and took me out on a training run so I could understand how it worked. I learned more from her than I had learned in any previous gym class. For the next several weeks, I was out on the road, three times a week, training. The training routine involved intervals of running and walking, with the run portion becoming longer over time. The race on Saturday was almost anticlimactic. It was just another pleasant evening run, except this time there were more people and I was wearing a race number. In the end, Dave finished second while I came in second last in our challenge. Will there be a rematch, possibly the 10-kilometre course? That remains to be seen. John Arendt is editor of the Summerland Review.


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Pedal power Participants in the Man of Steel Triathlon began the cycle portion early Saturday morning. Individuals and teams of all ages took part in the event which has become a mainstay of the Summerland Action Festival.

Volunteer workers power community What is the energy that keeps a community ticking and progressing? The power and momentum of volunteers. With 30 years of tradition, The Giant’s Head Run and Man of Steel Triathlon, a large part of Action Festival weekend, is fueled by over 100 volunteers. A community is only as strong as its members, and the strongest of communities are those whose members contribute through supporting events and volunteering. For the road race and triathlon, volunteers were critical at race set up, registration, timing, aid stations, traffic control, and the awards ceremony to name a few positions. Volunteers are often seen working hard and taking their jobs seriously, but also, with large

smiles across their faces, some are seen dancing, and definitely going home with a satisfaction that they were a part of a successful community event. I decided to work in the field of recreation due mainly to the satisfaction of working with the community and giving back to the place where I live, which gives so much to me and my family. Asking for volunteers comes with the territory as many of the events put on do not have large budgets and could not be afforded without the aid of volunteers. I found it interesting that Wikipedia defines, “Volunteering is generally considered an altruistic activity, intended to promote good or improve human quality of life.” “It is considered as serving the society


Joanne Malar through own interest, personal skills or learning, which in return produces a feeling of self-worth and respect, instead of money.” I have volunteered for many years, in many different areas, as most people have. I find it rewarding to give my time to help strengthen a cause or build a program. One of the first events I volunteered for was a run through the Hamilton Ontario YMCA and was a charity Christmas event for children that were less fortun-

ate. This got me interested in volunteerism and I truly saw the difference it made in the lives of strangers, who actually became extended family, because they were part of the community. Really, the whole world can be viewed as our extended family. The choice to help is everywhere! Recently, I have also seen the incredible impact of volunteerism within our own Summerland ORCA Swim Team. The board, made up of eight positions, had a tremendous amount of volunteer work needed on a regular basis. There were numerous hours each day and week spent by each board member on tasks that the notfor-profit community swim program needed in order to operate.

Then there were the additional volunteer hours to put together fundraising events to help build the club, pay expenses and purchase equipment. Events like the Swim-o-thon, ORCA Garage Sale, and The Summerland ORCA Triathlon in September are all driven and supported by volunteers. Witnessing the families come together and enjoy spending their free time in support of a program they believe in is beautiful to see. They will reap the benefits as they are putting energy into a program they enjoy and that means something to their families. If you want to volunteer but don’t know where to start, just look for a cause you believe in, or a program that you believe is valuable to the community and ask how you can get involved or volun-

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SCOREBOARD Golf Sumac Ridge Golf Club Senior Men Results: May 30 Les Allen, 38-9-29, low net; Gerry Bryant, 36-6-30, low gross; Clifford Ingram, 49-10-39, long putt; Dan Kelly, 41-9-32; Luther Krepstekies, 52-10-42, KP; Bob Smyth, 9; Bob Webb, 46-9-37; Maurice Wood, 7; Art Zilke, 46-12-34. Summerland Golf and Country Club Ladies Club Results: May 29 In a low gross/low net competition winners are: First flight: first low gross, Vi Ward; second low gross, Doris Tower; first low net, Margo Humphreys; second low net, Vijai Vaagen. Second flight: first low gross, Anka Manders; second low gross, Pat Gartrell; first low net, Emmy Put; second low net, Julie Macaulay. Third flight: first low gross, Hedy Sewell; first low net, Jean Walker.


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Lyall Alexander McDowell 14 June 1934 - 27 May 2012

Tomie Aoki A proud life long Summerland resident, Tomie Aoki, passed away peacefully on June 2, 2012 at the age of 92 years. She is survived by sons: Don (Laurie) grandchildren Doug and Emily, David (Pati) grandchildren Ashley and Amanda. Predeceased by her husband Masao and sister Mat. Memorial Service will be held Saturday, June 16th, 2012 at 1:00 pm at Summerland United Church, 13204 Henry Avenue with Reverend David Sparks officiating. Interment to follow at a later date at Canyon View Cemetery, Summerland, BC. Memorial tributes may be made to charity of your choice. No flowers or Okoden please. Tomie will be greatly missed by family, friends and the residents of the Summerland Senior’s Village where she spent her last three years. Because of her love of doing jig saw puzzles, she became known as the “Puzzle Lady”. Tomie loved knitting, family gatherings, gardening, fishing and her grandchildren. Condolences may be directed to the family through

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lyall McDowell, who is survived by his wife of 56 years Shirley, children Lori, Robert, and Allan, several grandchildren and nephews and nieces. He is also survived by his sister Lorraine, sister-in-law Evelyn and mother-in-law Effie. He is predeceased by his son Bradley, brother Leslie, sister Gert, brother-in-law Terry and son-in-law Vic. Lyall was born in Winnipeg and grew up in The Pas, Manitoba. His family moved to Vancouver in 1948, and he graduated from John Oliver High School in 1952. He was always interested in cycling and his junior record on the Digney Speedway still stands. Lyall started work at the Ford Motor Company offices in Vancouver in the 1950’s and subsequently represented Trapp Motors. He later started several companies on his own including Lyco Products. He moved his family to Summerland in 1973 while working with Okanagan RV Manufacturing and later started his own company, Valley Campers, in Summerland. Lyall loved Summerland and devoted his energy to several groups including the Vintage Car Club, Boys and Girls Club, and most recently Meals on Wheels. He served as President of the local Kiwanis club and the Golden K Club. A memorial service was held on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 2:00 pm at the Summerland United Church in Summerland, BC. At his request, a bench commemorating his life will be placed in Summerland. If so desired, donations can be made to the BC Lung Association. Condolences may be directed to the family through

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Maureen slipped away peacefully at the Penticton Regional Hospital with her family at her bedside on May 28, 2012 after a lengthy illness. Moe, as she was lovingly known by her family, was born and raised in North Vancouver. She and her husband, Terry, moved from Delta to Summerland in 1988.She will be deeply missed by her husband of 54 years, their 3 children, Jim (Dana), Dean (Paula) and Meredith, 8 grandchildren, her mother, Betty Schneider, sister, Rhona Levine and Sheila (Bob) Daly, brother, Ron (Dawn) Schneider and many nieces and nephews. Her quick, easy wit will be dearly missed by her many friends and family. Moe’s greatest pleasures were fishing and gardening with her husband, spending time with her children and grandchildren or simply curled up reading a good book. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations in Maureen’s name to BC Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 9090 STN Terminal, Vancouver, BC, V6B 9Z9 would be greatly appreciated by her family.

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Bluegrass festival to draw musicians Outdoor art

The Penticton Art Gallery and the Summerland Ornamental Gardens present the fourth annual Penticton en Plein Air, a Day of Painting Outdoor from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 9 at the Summerland Ornamental Gardens, 4200 Hwy. 97, across from Sun-Oka beach in Trout Creek. Admission is by donation in support of the Friends of the Summerland Ornamental Gardens.

For children

In concert Dale Seaman and Highway 97, a fivepiece country band that rocks, will be at the IOOF Hall this Saturday, June 9 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. For information


David Finnis phone 250-494-8238.

Film showing The film Land Awakening: Exploring our relationship with the Land will be shown Monday, June 11 at the Okanagan College’s Penticton Campus Lecture Theatre. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Screening at 7 p.m. Visit www.

The Summerland Community Arts Council’s Summer Arts Program for kids runs July 9 to Aug 17. There are lots of great courses. Many are filling up fast so don’t delay registering. Two great ones are: Djembes and Didgeridoos from July 9 to 13 for ages six to 10 and World Harp Kids for six- to eight-year-olds and nine- to 12-yearolds. Djembes and didgeridoos are drums and wooden trumpets. For more information see or drop by the Arts Centre, 9533 Main St. and speak to Alana, the program

Cadets hold annual review Members of 902 Summerland Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron will parade in an annual review ceremony Saturday, June 9 at 12:45 p.m. in the Summerland Arena. The squadron will parade before Master Warrant Officer David A. Winter. The public is invited to join the parents and friends to view the ceremony that is a highlight of the local training year. Awards and medals are presented to the most proficient cadets including the Lord Strathcona Medal and the Legion Medal of Excellence. The squadron is commanded by Capt. Philip Paterson, and assisted by Capt. Terry Hesla. Lieut. Christel Davidsen, 2nd Lieut. Tara McMillan, and Officer Cadet Carole Johnston. The cadet parade commander for Saturday’s parade is Cadet Warrant Officer 2nd Class Patricia Henniger. In addition to Win-

ter, the inspecting party will include Maj. David Kerr representing Pacific Region Cadet Training Division in Victoria, Don Doern of the Air Cadet League of Canada, Anne Van Herwaarden, chairman of the local sponsoring committee, Summerland Mayor Janice Perrino, and Capt. Philip Paterson. There will be demonstrations planned and organized by the cadets themselves, including drill, rifle drill and colour party demonstrations. Static displays at the Summerland Arena will show the cadets involvement in aviation, survival training, first aid, and general cadet training. Eight cadets have been selected to attend summer training this year. Air cadets Paula Dunbar, Bradley Jones, and Quentin Wilke will be attending the air cadet basic camp at Albert Head Air Cadet Summer Training Centre

Let us know If you would like a reporter or photographer to cover a special event, please contact the newsroom at least one full business day in advance. We will try our best to accommodate you, but we are not always able to attend all events. If this is the case, we will do our best to help you find another solution. The telephone number is 250-494-5406.

near Victoria. Cadet Sergeant Dana McLellan will attend the Glider Scholarship Course in Comox, B.C. Flight Corporal Lewis Hugh-Jones will be attending the Survival Instructor Cadet Scholarship Course for in Cold Lake, Alberta. Flight Corporal Alexander Van Herwaarden will attend the Basic Survival course at Albert Head. Warrant Officer 2nd Class Patricia Henniger and Flight Sergeant Bryce Johnston have been

chosen as Advanced Training Staff Cadets to instruct fellow Cadets for seven weeks. Youth 12 to 18 years of age may enrol in cadets. The squadron parades at the Summerland Youth Centre, 9111 Peach Orchard Road Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. The new training year starts on Sept. 5. For further information call Captain Philip Paterson at 250-8091536.


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Band concerts The Kelowna City Concert Band has several free summer concerts. The first is Wednesday, June 13 in Stuart Park. The band will also be performing June

20 at the Island Stage in Waterfront Park and on June 27 in the Jubilee Bowl City Park (near the playground.) All concerts start at 7 p.m. weather permitting. Bring your lawn chair. Visit ❏❏❏ If you know of an event you feel should

be included in the Arts Palette or on the Arts Council’s online calendar, please e-mail: dfinnis@telus. net or call 250-4948994. and twitter. com/artspalette. David Finnis is the president of the Summerland Community Arts Council.



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The 17th Annual Summerland Bluegrass Festival is this weekend June 8, 9 and 10 at the Summerland Rodeo Grounds. The Special Feature Band is 5 on a String. On Friday the open mic is from noon to 5:30 p.m. and from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The feature band performs from 8:30 to 9 p.m. On Saturday the open mic is from noon to 6 p.m. and the feature band is from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday is bluegrass gospel with an open mic from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will also be workshops and slow pitch. Visit www.











Thursday, June 7, 2012 Summerland Review

Library deliveries delayed by Richard Rolke Black Press You may have to wait a little longer if you ordered a book from your local library. As part of the current contract dispute, Canadian Union of Public Employee van drivers will not be making deliveries to library branches between today and Saturday. “That means small branches that get one delivery a week may miss a delivery,” said Lesley Dieno, Okanagan Regional Library executive director. “All medium and large branches may

miss at least one and up to two or three deliveries.” Besides new books and magazines not being added to library shelves, patrons who ordered books online will be affected. “The process will be slower by four days,” said Dieno. Rose Jurkic, CUPE local 1123 president, says halting van deliveries is necessary. “We’re trying to show the employer we are serious about our needs but we’re not walking off the job and closing libraries,” she said of minimizing public

disruption. CUPE members voted 96 per cent in favour of strike in early April, although there has been limited action to this point, such as not collecting overdue fines. ORL has offered a 4.5 per cent increase over three years, and the union can decide if it goes to wages or benefits or a combination of both. CUPE is seeking a five per cent wage hike over three years as well as improvements to benefits. “We’ve been falling behind other library workers (in the province),” said

Jurkic. There have been no negotiations since the strike vote. “Neither party is willing to change its position at this time,” said Dieno. Dieno isn’t sure what steps may occur next in the conflict, but she insists ORL will not make the next move. “The board isn’t planning to escalate things,” she said. Jurkic believes a full strike may be possible. “The employer is pushing us to do that if they don’t come back to the negotiating table,” she said.

Arm wrestling Nathan Gilchrist of Summerland, left, and Oliver Parkin of Vancouver face off in an arm wresting competition during the Summerland Action Festival on Saturday. Parkin won the match.


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June 07, 2012 edition of the Summerland Review