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Mudslide mayhem

PHOTO BY NICOLE TRIGG/THE ECHO A large debris torrent that caused Fairmont Creek to burst its banks on Sunday (July 15) afternoon sent a wall of water, debris and mud downstream in and around Fairmont Hot Springs. Alarge scale mudslide washed out the access bridge to Fairmont Resort's campground, leaving over 600 people stranded, while numerous others were evacuated from their residences.

Landslide blasts through Fairmont Debris build up in Fairmont Creek causes mudslide leaving hundreds stranded in resort campground NICOLE TRIGG

ple stranded in Spruce Grove RV Park & Campground in Fairmont Hot Springs Resort while numerous others were evacuated from their homes as emergency crews assessed damages. “It literally blew through, it was immediate, it was like a wall of water coming through the community,” Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) communications officer Loree Duczek said at the scene on Sunday night. “It happened very quickly,” RDEK Electoral Area F director Wendy Booth said.

A large scale landslide that coursed through the Village of Fairmont Hot Springs and across Highway 93/95 at about 4:30 p.m. on Sunday (July 15) left over 600 peo-


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Two Columbia Valley RCMP honoured with medal Pair are among 60,000 Canadians awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee STEVE JESSEL

The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal is a high honour for any Canadian citizen to receive, and in the Columbia Valley, two members of the Columbia Valley RCMP detachment will receive the medal in a ceremony this fall. “With a tremendous amount of pride, it can be a very humbling feeling as well,” said RCMP Cpl. Grant Simpson. “It’s an honour and a privilege, but at the same time it hasn’t really sunk in yet.” Simpson and the detachment’s Staff Sgt. Marko Shehovac will be among 60,000 Canadians to receive the medal, which was created in honour of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne as Queen of Canada. The medals are awarded based on significant contributions to a particular province, territory, region or community, and both Shehovac and Simpson are well known for the wide range of community activities and events they are each involved in. “For a small detachment to have two medals, that’s a big thing, and I’m pretty proud of that,” Shehovac said. A 36-year RCMP veteran, Shehovac has been involved with numerous community groups since he first arrived at the detachment about three and a half years ago. At different times, Shehovac

Shehovac and Simpson were selected. “To me, you don’t get rewarded just for doing what you should be doing in the first place, but when people go above and beyond I’m going to put their names in,” Shehovac said. “Certainly [Michaud] is deserving of it, as I’m sure many Canadians are.” District of Invermere mayor Gerry Taft offered his congratulations to the two officers, saying he appreciated what they brought to the community. “Congratulations to both of them, my feelings towards both of them are that they are both hardworking officers who contribute a lot to the community,” Taft said. “It’s a great compliment for the detachment, and hopefully it means that neither one of them will be retiring or transferring anytime soon.” When asked what receiving the medal PHOTO BY STEVE JESSEL/THE ECHO meant, Shehovac gave a particularly RCMP Cpl. Grant Simpson (left) and Columbia Valley Staff Sgt. Marko Shehovac (right) have been selectmoving personal account of how he ed to receive the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of their community service. views the honour. “I look at my dad, who is very sick has been involved with the Columbia local elementary schools. and in hospital with stomach cancer,” Valley Rockies hockey team, the Rotary “That’s just the way that I’ve been Club of Invermere, the Masonic Lodge brought up with regards to police work Shehovac said. “He’s always been very in Radium, army cadets, and the Royal in a small community, you get involved,” proud that being an immigrant, that his Canadian Legion branch in Invermere. Shehovac said. “It’s unfortunate that son is a Mountie, it’s a very big thing for Simpson, who has been at the detach- they can only hand out 60,000, because him. So when I saw him in the hospital ment for about four years and an officer in reality... knowing the people in this this weekend and I told him I was being for 16, coaches minor hockey and soc- community, I hope lots of people were awarded this medal, I think that kind of cer, is involved with local community nominated, because I know there are sums up my feelings on it, that I’m more groups, and also plays a leadership role lots of people more deserving than me.” thinking of my dad, in that not only is with a volunteer group dealing with Individuals must be nominated for the your son a Mountie, but he’s also being violence in relationships. Both officers, medal and, in Shehovac’s case, he was recognized with his honour.” “For me, regardless of whether or not along with the rest of the detachment, nominated by his superiors in Kelowna. also organize a number of community- He was also asked to pick a couple of mem- I was awarded the medal or not, it was focused events and programs as well, bers from his detachment to nominate, and nice to know that my supervisor thinks including the annual detachment open while he also nominated officer and vol- of me in that light,” said Simpson, “and house and reading programs with the unteer firefighter Andrew Michaud, only feels that I was deserving.”

Local RDEK directors split on new secondary suites bylaw New bylaw will permit secondary suites everywhere in valley except Electoral Area F STEVE JESSEL

Despite some strong vocal opposition, Area F is on its way to being excluded from any future legislation regarding secondary suites in the Columbia Valley. At the RDEK meeting on Friday, July 6, a new secondary suites bylaw was given first and second reading and authorized a public hearing with RDEK Electoral Area G director Gerry Wilkie, RDEK vice-chair Gerry Taft, Village of Canal Flats mayor Ute Juras, City of Cranbrook mayor Wayne Stetski and Cranbrook councillor

Bob Whetham opposed. “We, as the Upper Columbia Valley directors, are working collectively on a socio-economic plan for the Columbia Valley, and affordable housing is perhaps one of the most critical aspects of that foundation,” Wilkie told Wendy Booth The Valley Echo. “Nobody is saying you have to [build a secondary suite] — that’s the whole point, we’re not imposing anything and it’s absolutely voluntary.” The RDEK unanimously agreed to begin crafting a secondary suites bylaw in May, however at a June 6 board meeting, Area F director Wendy Booth said that after talking with constituents in her area, it had become clear that there was little to no support for such a bylaw, and in fact there was a fair amount of opposition. Booth told the board that while the bylaw

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made sense when it was first brought before council two years ago, she felt there was no longer a need for it in her area, and that many communities had expressed concerns that higher density would severely tax community amenities. She reiterated those points via email when asked by The Valley Echo why she felt Area F should be excluded. “Over the last several months, I have heard from various communities within Area F that they do not want secondary suites,” Booth wrote. “The reasons varied, it wasn’t just ‘not in my backyard,’ these communities were developed for a certain density and the amenities that they offer were created for that density. Having more people would stress the existing infrastructure.” The latest amendment to the bylaw means that secondary suites will be permitted in single family dwellings CONTINUES TO 'AREA' ON PAGE A4

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Celebration set for successful protection of Lot 48 Nature Conservancy of Canada to host public event with dancers, music and special guests on Lot 48 itself STEVE JESSEL

Following a highly successful fundraising campaign that culminated in the purchase and subsequent protection of the ecologically sensitive parcel of land known as Lot 48, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is planning on honouring all the groups that took part with a special celebration on Monday (July 23). “It’s to celebrate the successful completion of the project, and to recognize the many players that have been involved,” said Nancy Newhouse, Canadian Rockies program manager for the NCC. “It’s also to take a moment to really sit and appreciate all the efforts that have been put into such a huge success story.” The celebration will feature drummers and storytellers from the Ktunaxa Nation, local musicians and special guests, and is open to the public. However, as the event will take place on Lot 48 itself, all those planning to attend are asked to RSVP no later than Friday (July 20) by contacting the NCC via email at trish. or by calling 250342-5521. The NCC is also asking those who plan to

attend to also consider carpooling from Fairmont Hot a long fundraising campaign. Springs Resort to help reduce the amount of vehicle “We had to make a plan, and we had to document traffic at the site. The ceremony will begin promptly at what we did... [the NCC] were very clear that we’re not 1:30 p.m. and light refreshments will be served. on a vacation — we were specifically tasked to go out Newhouse said there is still plenty left to do on Lot and enjoy nature,” Newhouse said. “It was an oppor48. Beginning this month, crews will begin to cata- tunity for the NCC as an organization to give their staff logue the wildlife and vegetation contained within the the gift of time to spend out and be recharged, so that area. Once this baseline inventory is complete, they we can remember why we do the work that we do.” can begin to formulate a comprehensive property “At NCC, we believe that time outdoors is time well management plan in conjunction spent,” NCC president and CEO with the Ktunaxa Nation Council, a in a release. “We like to say we “It's also to take a moment... said process that is expected to take sevcreate results you can walk on. This and appreciate all the efforts summer, through Time for Nature, eral years. The NCC is also marking another that have been put into such we’re asking Canadians to get acsuccess story this year alongside that tive and walk with us and enjoy naa huge success story.” of Lot 48, as it celebrates its 50th anture’s benefits.” NANCY NEWHOUSE niversary with the Time For Nature Additionally, the NCC has been NCC CDN ROCKIES PROGRAM MANAGER named the top environmental charcampaign. The land conservation organization is “challenging Canadiity in Canada for the third year in a ans to incorporate nature into their summer plans, and row by MoneySense Magazine. Using data obtained then to share those experiences, through the Time for from the Canada Revenue Agency, various websites, Nature website: and the charities themselves, MoneySense ranks Cannature,” according to a June media release. NCC staff is ada’s 100 largest charities each year according to their leading the charge — many employees have recently re- fiscal efficiency, fundraising efforts, reserve fund size, turned from trips where they were told to turn off their transparency and governance. cell phones and emails for a few days in order to recon“We’re really proud of that designation,” Newhouse nect with nature. Newhouse herself just retuned from said. “We certainly take it very seriously, and I feel very a trip to Waterton, Alberta with members of her family honoured that people choose to invest their money in and she said it was a great opportunity to recharge after our work.”

Area F exclusion in new bylaw won't promote growth: Wilkie CONTINUED FROM PAGE A2

and in detached garages across the Columbia Valley except for lands included within the Lake Windermere Official Community Plan, the Fairmont Hot Springs Area Official Community Plan, and a portion of Panorama Mountain Village. At the moment, secondary suites are allowed throughout the Columbia Valley, but only after a number of stringent qualifications are met. The current application includes having the dwelling area rezoned, which is not only a costly process but also a time consuming one, sometimes taking up to six months to complete. Wilkie feels that by excluding such a large portion of area residences — he estimates

nearly 4,000 of them — from the new bylaw, the RDEK is missing a massive opportunity to promote growth in the valley. “If even a small percentage of those residences were to supply secondary suites, it would help dramatically, especially with the young people whom we are relying on for the future of this sustainable foundation in the valley,” Wilkie said. “For young people, it’s probably one of the few ways they can afford a single-family home in this area... to have 4,000 units of housing sterilized... to me diversity is what makes communities.” “Now is the time to establish [secondary suites,] before there is a demand,” he said. “In a sense that is what we as directors are trying to avoid, is this boom and bust situation.”

However, for Booth, she said support for secondary suites in her area was virtually non-existent, and estimates that she has spoken to some 300 people at various community association meetings over the last several months. In contrast, she said she had received only two emails and had two people speak to her directly in support of the bylaw in that same period of time. “I agree in principle that secondary suites are a good housing option and in reality they exist throughout the valley,” Booth said. “If individual property owners or communities want to legalize them within Area F, they certainly would have that opportunity.” Taft, who also voted in favour of including Area F in the bylaw, explained that in his role as mayor of the District of In-

vermere (DOI), he has seen the benefits of having secondary suites. He also agrees with Wilkie’s argument regarding the timing of the bylaw. “It’s given [the DOI] a wider option in terms of housing, and I think it also helps with the affordability,” Taft said.”Some issues that are controversial, like the secondary suites... they might always be controversial. The suggestion that there will be a better time in the future to look at secondary suites in Area F, I’m not sure if I believe that there is ever a ‘better time.’ Sometimes I think there’s an obligation to have rules that reflect the reality on the ground.” Area F residents also still have a chance to have their opinions heard, as the board has agreed to hold a public hearing in Edgewater on Tuesday (July 24).

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Stranded campers forced to wait for access to be restored CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1

“There wasn’t lot of time for people to react.â€? According to Duczek, debris coming down Fairmont Creek caused a natural blockage that forced the water to back up behind it. Once the water came overtop of the creek’s ravine, it “basically fingered outâ€? 1,000 feet wide and a range of impacts in varying degrees were felt, she said. “At the peak of the event today, we know that we had about 50 people from one area come to the Fairmont fire hall, and there were another 300 that were at one of the golf course club houses and then the resort had people as well,â€? Duczek said. “It’s affected a number of people in terms of leaving their homes today, and then the campground‌ they’re full on the other side and they’re estimating that there are approximately 600 people on the other side of the campground.â€? In addition to the two-lane road and bridge connecting the resort’s hot pools to its campground getting washed away leaving the campers stranded on the far side, a 1,500 litre propane tank was dislodged, moved downstream and ruptured in the process, venting propane into the air and forcing nearby residences to be evacuated. Although the leak was capped and that situation quickly stabilized, the foot bridge connecting the pools and the campground was also taken out, as were two of the three main water lines — the ones for the hot pools and the golf course. Booth said an excavator was working to protect the main water line for the resort which was still intact. “Some homes have mud all around them,â€? said Duczek. “There’s still water all around some homes.â€? An emergency operations centre that saw close to 100 people registered was set up by the Columbia Valley Emergency Program. Overall, Duczek, said the emergency response was fantastic. “We’ve had tremendous co-operation from the RCMP,â€? she said, noting the RCMP and the Fairmont and Windermere fire departments initiated precautionary evacuations immediately after the landslide

PHOTO BY STEVE JESSEL/THE ECHO An excavator operator works to repair the access road to Spruce Grove RV Park & Campground at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort on Sunday (July 15) night.

struck. Also on the scene right away was the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, which was close by since some staff were already working in the area, Emergency Social Services, the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, and the local Search and Rescue (SAR) team, plus the SAR team from Kimberley had come up to assist. “We also have had a geotechnical engineer and the Ministry of Forests Lands and a representative from the Provincial Water Stewardship Branch take a look,� Duczek said. “The good news is that there are no blockages upstream, so they are feeling comfortable that the worst is over.� Late into Sunday evening, rescue crews were still trying to determine the best way to reunite families separated due to the bridge washing out, as well as return the creek to its original channel. Given no injuries had been reported, “it’s been a very good outcome right now,� Duczek said. Staff at the resort had been helping out by entertaining the kids who had been stranded on the pool side, she added, and Search and Rescue volunteers even hiked in to the campground to collect stranded children and reunite them with their parents. Visitor Ron Patry, whose brother-in-

law’s motorhome was stranded on the campground side, said he heard a rumbling noise from up the creek (“some similar sound like a train,â€? he said) and came outside to have a look, which is when he saw the slide. “All of a sudden‌ there was this huge mudslide coming down, with trees coming with it, boulders,â€? he said. “And then they shut down the pools, there was mud inside the pools.â€? “It is a huge damage in a very localized area,â€? Columbia River-Revelstoke MLA Norm Macdonald told The Valley Echo after he toured the site on Monday (July 16) morning. “The resort is hugely important to the area so I know they’re moving quickly to make sure that the services are established as quickly as possible.â€? Fairmont Hot Springs Resort marketing manager Marion Garden said apart from the washed out access road to the RV Park and debris on the golf course fairway, the rest of the resort was in good shape, contrary to rumours circulating on the internet. “There was no damage to the hot springs, the pools are fine, the RV park’s fine, the lodge is fine,â€? she also told The Echo on Monday (July 16) morning. “Mountainside Golf Course is closed at the mo-

ment, we’re just surveying what’s going on there... and moving golfers to Riverside [golf course].� The silt that appeared in the hot pools was the result of muddy water from the creek running into the holding boxes that house the pure hot springs water, a situation that tends to happen whenever there are disturbances, she said. “It’s not a huge problem, all we have to do is just clean up the boxes then we have the fresh water again for the hot springs,� Garden said. “The pools are closed today because we’re concentrating on getting that road built — once that’s done, then we can just go clear up the mud and debris around the holding tanks area where the hot springs are.� “We hope to have them open tomorrow but our priority is that access road.� According to Garden, there had been one medical emergency unrelated to the slide. A small boy apparently suffering from appendicitis had been airlifted out of the campground as an ambulance could not reach him. “Other than that, everyone over there is fine,� she said. “We’ve been very fortunate,� said Macdonald. “It seems that despite the violence of the washout there seems to be no loss of life, no injuries, and that’s the main thing so we’re very thankful about that.� “For the most part, people are busy with the clean up, they’re right at it and very pleased with the response from people in positions of responsibility,� he said. “People have spoken very highly of the response from staff as well as emergency people locally. Certainly local government and the Province stepped up and did what they need to do.� At press deadline on Monday, restoration work was continuing to focus on re-establishing the creek channel and redirecting water back into Fairmont Creek, stated an official RDEK release. RDEK building inspectors were conducting inspections of homes most affected by the debris torrent to ensure no structural damage and a temporary access to the RV park and campground was expected to be in place by Monday afternoon as the road was being rebuilt with excavators.

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Opinions and Letters It's still B.C., eh? NICOLE TRIGG

I'll never forget the time when, as a student attending the University of British Columbia, I was on a late-night bus bound for campus. I was one of many returning from a great night out on the town — both the seats and aisle were packed. Someone in the back decided to hold an informal poll… "Who on the bus is actually from B.C.?" To my surprise, I was the only one to raise my hand. That I was in the 0.001 percentile in my own hometown left me absolutely flabbergasted. Fast forward to the here and now. A recent transplant from the West Coast, I've noticed the distinct lack of two B.C.-based newspapers in local newstands — The Vancouver Sun and The Province. I saw some in the newstands in Golden last week, but I have yet to come across them in Invermere while on my errand runs. Instead, I'm bombarded with Calgary news whenever I'm standing in a grocery store lineup. Now, I'm not saying these publications are worth their weight in gold, but having their daily headlines visible around town — not just sequestered away in The Book Bar, which is where I was told to find them — would do wonders for keeping the local populace up-to-date on politics and issues province-wide. While I greatly appreciate the local economy relies heavily on our Albertan cousins — and it is a brilliant customer service strategy to make them feel right at home on their sojourns out west — for our own provincial papers to not even be offered to locals and visitors alike is a poor reflection of what it means to live in, as the licence plate slogan goes, Beautiful British Columbia. Whether local businesses like it or not, we are all a part of the acronym that on occasion tends to be translated as "Bring Cash." Our taxes, our insurance rules, our voting system, our education, our healthcare care …yep, all B.C. And while Columbia Valley may sit on the far eastern side of the west, snuggled up close to its landlocked neighbour, it is still part of a collective consciousness that is continually refining what B.C. is all about and how to make it more prosperous for everyone. On another note, the second part of the deer aggression story was forced to hold a week due to space constraints as a result of the unforunate latebreaking news story of the Fairmont Hot Springs mudslide, and will appear in next week's July 25th edition of The Valley Echo.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Windermere Fall Fair Dear Editor: The 13th Annual Windermere Fall Fair and Scarecrow Festival will be held on Sunday, September 16, 2012, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Windermere Community Hall and school. We are again planning a fun-filled day for all the community with a wide range of activities, games and entertainment. Please note that we have changed the event to Sunday, and a week later than in previous years. This will ensure that we have no conflicts with other community events and it will give the students more time to prepare their entries for the Scarecrow Festival, which is an integral part of our event. All Columbia Valley families are invited to participate in this jampacked day of good times — a scarecrow parade for all those who dress for the occasion, a kids’ zone with crafts, face painting and games. We invite all local artisans and horticultural enthusiasts to participate in the contests for the “best” in category. Local vendors can contact Gracie Boake at 250-342-0589 to book their tables, and please feel free to contact the committee via email at info@ for further information. Volunteers are always needed… come out, join the fun


and help support our community! Patricia vanRegen Co-Chair Windermere Fall Fair Windermere

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Community Calendar JULY 18 & 19 •Pynestock Concert, Pynelogs Cultural Centre, 7:30 p.m., $12.

SUBMITTED PHOTO Nelda Harker and Beverley Palfrey, Fairmont and District Lions Club, present a cheque to Jeremy Johnson, Head Pro FHS Resort, and Peter Smith, Executive VP, FHS Resort, for the Junior Golf Program at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. These funds will be used for building golf in the local community by introducing the grade 3/4 classes from Windermere and Canal Flats Elementary Schools to the sport each year.

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Stress can make you or break you Stress… we all either suffer from or thrive on it. Most of us do a little of both and hopefully more of the former than the latter. Mother Nature has taken more than her fair share of stress lately and, as a result, is fighting back. The recent mudslides are a perfect example of that. You know the old saying, "He cracked under the pressure" — well, it seems she's done just that. The unusual — we think — weather patterns of the recent past have caused all kinds of stress in the world. First Mother Nature takes the hit, then the repercussions follow. We grieve for those who don't survive the tragedies, re-build and hopefully learn something along the

way. We were very fortunate that there was no loss of human life in the slide in Fairmont on the weekend. And while there may be some structural damage reported later, it seems nobody lost their home either. I'm sure it still feels like an invasion to those that were affected, however. The recent flooding all around us has also been stressful. Residents in the Canal Flats area have been affected and I do know how that feels. My home was flooded a couple of times in the past and it is a horrid feeling to see so many of your belongings destroyed. Again though, one has to remind oneself that they are just things and that thank-


fully no life was lost. Then there's other stress, a wedding for instance. My son is getting married this week and yes, there is a little stress in the family. Nothing that most people haven't experienced and we'll get through it all just fine, I know. We are all looking forward to getting together, some of the cousins haven't seen each other in about 10 years so it will be interesting. I've found that it's a little easier to be the mother of the groom, as opposed to be being mother of the bride — especially if you follow some internet advice I found: Wear beige, sit down and shut up! I'm not great in beige but I will try and follow the rest of it.

THURS JULY 19 •Norden the Magician hosted by Invermere Public Library, Christ Chruch Trinity, 10 a.m. •"Living and Working on a Ranch" at Elk Park Upper Ranch, an opportunity to see how a ranch operates, 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. 250-371-7987 FRI JULY 20 •Bullriding in the Rockies and cowboy dinner, 5 p.m. bullriding at 7:15 p.m. •Music on Main presents L8, 7 -9 p.m. Radium Hot Springs •Market on Main, Radium Hot Springs, 4 - 9 p.m. SAT JULY 21 •Valley Appreciation Day, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. •Angela Morgan exhibition, Artym Gallery, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., show until July 27. •Lake Windermere Regatta, 1 - 5 p.m. •Music on Main presents Mike, Bruce, and Fraser, 7 -9 p.m. Radium Hot Springs • Benefit for John and Lindsa Blakely at Invermere Curling Centre, 8 p.m. 250688-0061 WED AUG 1 •Panorama Founda-

tion AGM, CV Chamber of Commerce Hall, 5 p.m. EVERY SUNDAY •Public Indoor Rock Climbing, Laird School, 5-8 p.m., $5. •Radium Seniors’ Carpet Bowling, 1:30 p.m., Hall. EVERY MONDAY •Gentle drop-in carpet bowling, 1:30 p.m., Seniors' Centre. •Cadets, 6:30-9 p.m. for boys and girls, ages 12-17. Cost: FREE (includes uniform). Info: Rick Dendy 250-341-1509. •Duplicate Bridge, 6:30 p.m., Invermere Seniors’ Hall, $2/ person. Visitors welcome. •EK Brain Injury Support Group, 1-3 p.m., Family Resource Centre. Info: 250-344-5674. 1st & 3rd TUESDAY •OPT clinic, 6:308:30 p.m., Inv. Health Unit, 850-10th Ave. Confidential service: low-cost birth control, and STI testing. 1st TUESDAY •Invermere Camera Club 7 p.m. Tanya, tanyadeleeuw65@ EVERY TUESDAY •Yoga THRIVE- Yoga for Cancer Survivors. Hot springs studio, Fairmont Village Mall. For info Jan

Klimek 250-3421195. EVERY THURSDAY •Cadets, 6:30-9 p.m. for boys and girls, ages 12-17. Cost: FREE (includes uniform). Info: Rick Dendy 250-341-1509. •Children's Air Rifle Program, with the LWDRGC, Inv. Community Hall, 7 - 8:30 p.m., free of charge, ages 6-15. Learn safety, marksmanship, equipment provided. 1st WEDNESDAY •1st Wednesday of every month. Scrabble Night at Invermere Public Library. 6 - 8 p.m. Bring your boards! Call 250-342-6416. EVERY FRIDAY •Public Indoor Rock Climbing, Laird School, 5-8 p.m., $5. •Preschool Story Time at the Invermere Public Library, 10:30 a.m. For info visit invermere. EVERY SATURDAY •Public Indoor Rock Climbing, Laird School, 5-8 p.m., $5. 2nd SUNDAY •LW Alliance Church Sing and Celebrate, 7 p.m. For more information call Clarence Stauffer, 250-3429580.

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NOTICE OF OPEN HOUSE Tuesday, July 31st , 2012 Proposed Lake Windermere Surface Zoning Regulations within the District boundary District of Invermere Council invites the public to an Open House: When: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Where:

Lake Windermere Memorial Community Hall (Invermere Community Hall) 709 – 10th Street)


To review the proposed water surface zones within the municipal boundaries.


Council wishes to provide the public with: • an opportunity to view the location and detail of the proposed lake surface zones, and •give an opportunity to speak to members of Council.

This is an open meeting and we encourage all interested persons to attend and provide input on the proposed water surface zones within the municipal boundaries. Information packages are available at the municipal office and if you require additional information, please contact: Rory Hromadnik Director of Development Services District Office 914 – 8th Avenue, Invermere, BC 250 342-9281 or Please note this will be an informal drop-in format.

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Columbia Valley Police Files — Staff Sgt. Marko Shehovac

Lock your vehicles July 6 As a result of a vehicle check in the town area at 1:30 a.m., a 20-year-old female driver and passengers were spoken to. Open liquor was located in the 2007 Toyota and the driver had liquor on her breath. The vehicle was parked at the time. An ASD demand was read and the female sitting in the driver’s seat refused to provide a sample of breath, thinking that as she was not driving she didn’t have to provide a sample. The vehicle was impounded for 30 days and the driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days. July 7 In the early morning hours, police were conducting a bar walkthrough and came upon a 20-year-old male from Invermere causing a disturbance with bar staff. The male was arrested and lodged in cells and given a ticket in the morning for being drunk in public. Also on July 7, a 2000 Chevrolet vehicle was checked on 10th Avenue. The female driver with a new licence was driving contrary to her restrictions — not to have any liquor in her system and drive with more than one non-family member — failed to produce her licence and was driving without her N on her vehicle. She was charged with these offences and as well was given a 12-hour driver’s licence suspension. The vehicle was towed. That same day, the Columbia Valley detachment received a complaint of break and enter at the Corner CafÊ on 7th Avenue that resulted in cash stolen from the business. Entry was gained via a window. A report of vandalism to the air conditioning units at Valley Foods was also reported. Finally, a vacant trailer in the 4900 block of Beatty Avenue in Canal Flats was broken into and a mirror was damaged. July 7, 8 A number of unlocked vehicles were gone through in the Windermere area in the early morning hours. Small quantities of change along with a Garmin GPS were stolen, as were golf balls and a key stolen from a third vehicle. RCMP is warning the public to lock their cars. July 8 At 8:30 a.m., the Columbia Valley detachment received a report of a damaged window at Kootenay Saving Credit Union in Radium Hot Springs. No access was gained. July 9 At 2:35 p.m., a District of Invermere 2003

Dodge truck with keys in the vehicle was stolen from Kinsmen Beach while the employee was working in the area. The truck was later located in Radium Hot Springs after police were provided with a lead to follow up on. Also on July 9, Columbia Valley detachment members were contacted about a 2000 Chevrolet Blazer lying on its roof on Highway 93, north of the hot pools in Kootenay National Park. Police were advised that the driver was not harmed and driven to the Husky gas station. The officers spoke with the 41-year-old male driver from Nelson who advised he was travelling approximately 100 kilometres per hour when he rounded a curve and came upon a wet area and lost control. The driver was charged with fail to keep right under the Motor Vehicle Act.

On a Personal Note... Border runner While working in Rossland, we often received calls to assist the Canadian and American border crossing at the Patterson crossing. The Canadian building was such that whenever I observed they were busy, I would decide not to visit but simply drive around the building and carry on while cars were lined up to be checked by Canadian customs. When it’s busy for the customs officers, their heads are down and they are working away. This particular day I simply did the turn and just drove past the building. About five miles down the road, I get a call of a border runner. Since I happen to be in the area, I simply set up stationary road check and wait for the suspect vehicle to come to me. My dispatcher advised that the car can only be described as blue and it happened in the last three minutes. I figure this is going to be an easy arrest — just wait for the first blue car that comes at me. I got out of my car to flag the approaching car down and waited for about six minutes, but no car. As I’m standing on the road, I look over at my blue police vehicle and judge the timing of the call to the timing that I drove past their office. I contacted my dispatcher and advised them that I have the blue car and will return the driver to the border. I go back to the border and through great deductive investigative skills I was able to conclude the blue streak they witnessed at the last second was in fact me. Case successfully closed.

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EVERYTHING STOREWIDE Architectural items for Home and Garden. Monday to Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 11-4 Industrial Park, Invermere (just off road to Panorama) 1It&NBJMLMFJO!OVDMFVTDPN SUBMITTED PHOTO DTSS student Megan Kinley (front right) attended the 2012 World Youth Seminar along with students from across the world.

Local teen gets global outlook

In an era of cell phones and instant worldwide communication, the role media plays in a constantly shifting political landscape becomes more and more pronounced as time goes by, and for Grade 11 David Thompson Secondary School student Megan Kinley, learning more about that role was a truly eye-opening experience. “[Media] can be a positive or

interested in journalism and I think that the theme was especially related,� Kinley said. “It’s a good experience for any profession though, because it really widens your horizons.� The seminar, which was attended by high school students from around the world, gave youth aged 16 to 18 a chance to hear from a very distinguished list of guest speakers, including one with a PhD in international relations CONT. TO 'EXAMINING' ON PG. A11

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The Lake Windermere Ambassadors’ Regatta is just around the corner. The festivities will be held July 21, from 1 to 5 p.m. on Kinsmen Beach. The regatta is a celebration of Lake Windermere and the people who love it. Come down and take part in exciting activities includ-

ing swim, paddleboard, kayak and sailboat races and a volleyball tournament. There will also be informational hands-on activities including an invasive species prevention demonstration and a “Learn Your Lake� trivia contest. In order to win the trivia contest, study this article about Lake Windermere fun facts and enter to win great prizes at this year’s regatta. CONTINUES TO 'TRIVIA' ON PAGE A11

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The sun was finally shining for the Lake Windermere Ambassadors’ water quality sampling. This week international visitors joined us as we explored Lake Windermere and its water quality. Jean Blackstock from Windermere, host of the international guests, says that she “appreciates that the lake is being monitored since it is the source of our drinking water�. Pat Leonard from Texas states she was “astounded by the beauty and the fact that this is actually the Columbia River!�

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negative thing, and you have to be aware of how to use it,â&#x20AC;? Kinley said. Kinley recently returned from the Rotary-sponsored 2012 World Affairs Seminar, where she spent a week at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin. This year, the theme of the event was about how media impacts global issues, something Kinley found very interesting as she is considering a future in journalism. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One of the biggest reasons I went is because Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m


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Questions and answers We human beings are more and more being forced to live in a world with fewer and fewer answers. We’re not very good at it and don’t seem to be getting any better. That’s not just that we are getting poorer answers. More often we discover there are two things getting in the way of good answers. The other day I went into a coffee shop and when I asked for a coffee I was asked ‘what kind?’ There were 16 possible choices. Sixteen! Now that’s a tremendous increase in the number of possible questions. I know I’m not the only one and the same thing happens to others every day. I said, ‘Just coffee’ – the only answer that came to mind. The ‘server’ said, ‘Hmmph!’ got a coffee pot and poured me a coffee. The next person who came in asked for a ‘latte with a double-shot of espresso, made with non-fat milk in a ceramic mug.’ The same ‘server’ said, ‘Sure!’ with a big smile and went off to make a six dollar cup of coffee. It’s not that I have not kept up with the times. It’s just that there are more questions. Things are getting increasingly complex. One of the effects, of course, is the increase of important questions, and another is that for each of the increased number of questions there seem to be not one but many possible answers, and all of them can be correct. There are an ever-expanding number of follow-

up questions as well. Of course, this is because the questions are more frequent and more complex in every area of life. It’s something I have long expected, but it still catches me by surprise sometimes.

about half the time, and we are left to our own devices as we seek to find our own path and make our own decisions. Right now, there are ‘predictions’ that the economy of China is starting a downturn that will get worse. There

So many of us have been taught to look for authorities who knew what was right and could tell us in a few words what we should do. When we discussed big issues, we frequently would all say our bit and then look to the authority and ask, ‘What do you think, Judge?’ Or “Reverend,” or “Doc?” or whatever we called the authority we were asking to give us a correct answer. Educated people were assumed to have knowledge that was valid for everything. So, these days we live from prediction to prediction and, the nature of prediction being what it is, they are right about half the time and wrong

are predictions that Europe will continue down until it is destroyed and takes our economy down with it. One ‘expert’ is predicting that there will be another deep recession in 2013, and this time we do not have any more policy options so cannot prevent it. This is the reason for another big change in how we approach the big issues of our lives. Within the time of most of us have been alive there was an image of what made a ‘real’ man. It had a lot to do with fighting one’s own battles, not letting emotion show, and being independent. Now we have a completely different view

of manhood. Grown men do cry. Grown men – and women – show and respond to emotion. And one thing in particular has changed – grown men no longer feel they must be able to deal with all life’s burdens completely alone. There are just too many possibilities. Life, now, is so complex, and so much depends on each decision, we can no longer expect ourselves to answer the questions. In fact, we don’t very often know the questions. We now regularly turn to others who have some special expertise we don’t have. This allows us to have more knowledgeable input so we can be somewhat better equipped as we begin the search for answers. This is where we come in! It’s a real pleasure being able to help people begin to ask the good questions and find answers that make better sense for them. Because we spend our time working with questions about the management of money and personal finance, we have access to more possibilities and the right questions that get things started. We know there are people all around us who have expertise we don’t, and we use that expertise to get a good job done. We also have our area of expertise. When you have money questions and need help, visit us and let us help with the challenge of your challenges.

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and negotiation, and the director of programming for the US Navy. One speaker who Kinley found especially interesting was a journalist from Egypt named Sahar Maher El-Issawi. El-Issawi, a journalist, blogger, trainer and activist, was one of hundreds of thousands of Egyptians who took to the streets to protest the nearly 30-year rule of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak during the Arab Spring of 2011. Mubarak was later deposed as a result of the revolution, and Kinley said this was a particularly powerful example of the role media can play in modern politics. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They were saying that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a changing world, and we can use [media] for good and for bad,â&#x20AC;? Kinley explained. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With the Arab Spring, the revolution was kind of

begun through media, but it can be abused in some cases.â&#x20AC;? Students were treated to one to two guest speakers a day and also participated in a number of more focused group workshops with students from other countries. Kinley also recently returned from a similar workshop in Squamish and said the two seminars will have a profound effect on the path she hopes to take towards a future career. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was really interesting for me, because it shifted what I want to do in journalism â&#x20AC;&#x201D; now Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sort of thinking of doing something with human rights through journalism,â&#x20AC;? Kinley said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One of the biggest themes was there are no simple solutions to complex problems... you have to look at all aspects of an issue before you can understand it fully. If you just come up with a simple solution itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s probably going to make the problem worse.â&#x20AC;?

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How big is the lake? Lake Windermere is 17.7 kilometres long with an average width of 1.1 km. It has a mean depth of 3.4 metre and maximum depth of only 6.4 m. The shoreline perimeter of the lake is 36.3 km. What are its surroundings? Water flows into Lake Windermere from two mountain ranges â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the Rocky Mountains and the Purcell Mountains. There are a total of nine creeks that enter Lake Windermere: Madias, Windermere, Holland, Abel, Goldie, Brady, Johnson, Ellenvale and Salter. Windermere Creek has value for fish; it has major spawning and fish growth habitat for kokanee salmon. Columbia Lake and Lake Windermere are headwaters to the Columbia River. The water flowing downstream from Columbia Lake and the Columbia River remains in Lake Windermere for only 47 days before continuing its flow downstream. This is an extremely short water retention time, considering the retention

Regional District of East Kootenay BYLAW 2369

BYLAW 2376

Upper Columbia Valley Secondary Suites

Bylaw Amendment Columere Park Developments Ltd.

The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) Board of Directors is considering an amendment to the Upper Columbia Valley Zoning Bylaw to allow secondary suites within single family dwellings and within detached garages in all residential zones excluding the following areas: land within the boundary of the Lake Windermere OCP; land within the boundary of the Fairmont Hot Springs Area OCP and the original single family subdivision at Panorama Mountain Village.

The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) Board of Directors is considering an application by Columere Park Developments Ltd. to amend the Upper Columbia Valley Zoning Bylaw. If approved, the amendment will change the zoning designation of the surface of the water to facilitate a proposed swimming area and day-use dock. The subject area is located on Columbia Lake and is shown on the attached map. Bylaw No. 2376 cited as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Regional District of East Kootenay â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Upper Columbia Valley Zoning Bylaw No. 900, 1992 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Amendment Bylaw No. 271, 2012 (Columbia Lake / Columere Park Developments Ltd.)â&#x20AC;? will amend the zoning designation of 0.38 ha of lake surface from WR-1, Water Resource Zone to WR-2, Water Resource Community Zone. A public hearing will be held at: Fairmont Hot Springs Resort (Birch Room) 5225 Fairmont Resort Road Fairmont Hot Springs, BC Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 4:00 pm The Board has delegated the holding of this hearing to the Directors for Electoral Area F, Electoral Area G and the Village of Canal Flats. If you believe that your interest in property is affected by the proposed Bylaw, you may prior to the hearing: t inspect the Bylaw and supporting information at the RDEK office in Cranbrook from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, excluding statutory holidays; t mail, fax or email written submissions to the addresses/numbers shown below; or t present written and/or verbal submissions at the hearing. Submissions cannot be accepted after the public hearing. All written submissions are public information pursuant to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. This notice is not an interpretation of the Bylaw. For more information, contact Jean Terpsma, Planning Technician, at 250-489-0314, toll free at 1-888-478-7335, or email

The Upper Columbia Valley Zoning Bylaw contains 14 residential zones that are being considered for inclusion of secondary suites. This proposed amendment will not affect parcels in Fairmont and Panorama that are currently zoned to permit secondary suites. Bylaw No. 2369 cited as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Regional District of East Kootenay - Upper Columbia Valley Zoning Bylaw No. 900 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Amendment Bylaw No. 269, 2012 (Auxiliary Dwelling Units / RDEK).â&#x20AC;? A public hearing will be held at: Edgewater Community Hall 4818 Selkirk Avenue Edgewater, BC Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 7:00 pm The Board has delegated the holding of this hearing to the Directors for Electoral Area F and Electoral Area G. If you believe that your interest in property is affected by the proposed Bylaw, you may prior to the hearing: t inspect the Bylaw and supporting information at the RDEK office in Cranbrook from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, excluding statutory holidays; t mail, fax or email written submissions to the addresses/numbers shown below; or t present written and/or verbal submissions at the hearing. Submissions cannot be accepted after the public hearing. All written submissions are public information pursuant to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. This notice is not an interpretation of the Bylaw. For more information, contact Michele Bates, Planner, at 250-489-2791, toll free at 1-888-478-7335, or email

time in Christina Lake is several years. What is living in Lake Windermere? There are over 300 bird and mammal species that call the Columbia wetlands home. There are many species of fish that live and breed in Lake Windermere, including rainbow trout, bull trout, kokanee, mountain whitefish, sculpin, largescale sucker, redside shiner, northern pike minnow and burbot. Many species of aquatic plants are living in Lake Windermere. These can take the from of submerged (leaves completely under water), rooted-floating leaved (leaves above the surface), emergent (rooted and sticking about the surface) and free-floating plants. What are some water quality characteristics of Lake Windermere? Lake Windermere can reach 25 degrees Celsius in July. If the lake gets above this temperature in July, the Ministry of Environmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s objectives for protecting aquatic life have not been met. This is because warm water canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hold as much oxygen as cooler water, which is a problem for both fish and plant life and the overall health of the lake. Who uses the water in the Lake Windermere watershed? Mining for gypsum, a material used in drywall, is occurring in the Windermere Creek watershed. The main type of agriculture in the Lake Windermere watershed is cattle ranching, whereas the main cultivated crops are hay and alfalfa. These activities all use the water of the Lake Windermere watershed. The largest licensed water withdrawal on Lake Windermere is irrigation at 86 per cent of all water used. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1,964,325 cubic metres per year. Domestic use represents only six per cent of total use. A grand total of 2,307,789 cubic meters of water is drawn from Lake Windermere each year. Often our pets love to swim and play in and around the lake, but pet waste can have negative impacts on the lake water quality by being washed into the lake by rainstorms or flooding. Pet waste can pollute the lake with harmful bacteria, like E.coli. Boats are also a common sight on Lake Windermere during the summer months. You can help keep Lake Windermere a healthy ecosystem by cleaning your boat after each time it is in a lake. This prevents invasive plants and invasive mussels that might have attached to your boat from reaching other lakes. By cleaning, draining and drying your boat, you can prevent the spread of invasive species that can have negative impacts on lake ecosystem health and our economy. Source: Information for this article comes from the Lake Windermere Management Plan, released January, 2011. For more information, contact the Lake Windermere Ambassadors at 250-341-6898 or info@ or visit our office located in the south annex of the Service BC building.


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Pynestock showcases local talent Summerlude kicks off on July 18, 19 with two nights of music performances




Looking for a great volunteer opportunity to serve your community? Invermere Council is looking for citizens with a history of community involvement and a desire to participate within the community development process. Three excellent opportunities are available to serve your community for a three year term. WHAT DOES A BOARD OF VARIANCE DO? The Board of Variance is a citizen appeal body consisting of three appointed members who hear and then decide upon variances to the Zoning Bylaws of the District of Invermere that cannot be considered by Council.

ummerlude wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be complete without a heaping helping of live musical acts, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why the 8th annual Pynestock Concert is offering valley veterans and visitors alike a chance to hear some of the best local talent around. For two nights at Pynelogs Cultural Centre â&#x20AC;&#x201D; July 18 and 19 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; concertgoers will be serenaded with the sweet tones of acts such as Daze of Grace, Codi Holliwick, Bob Benvenuti Steve Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Shaunessy and Emily Molloy. For Pynelogs manager Jami Scheffer, her favourite part of the event is seeing the new partnerships that forms between participating musicians. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What I really love is watching the musicians interact together,â&#x20AC;? Scheffer said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At the end of the two days there are new relationships between musicians, they start jamming together, or forming a band with people they had never met before â&#x20AC;&#x201D; I love that.â&#x20AC;? Pynestock started as a place for local musicians to share their talents with the public and thanks to the overwhelm-

ECHO FILE PHOTO Pynestock boasts a lineup of almost a dozen musicians over the two-night event.

ing success of the event (Scheffer said it has sold out every year), the decision was made to add a second night of music to accommodate as many spectators as possible. Also made possible by the addition of a second night of music was each artist being paid an honourarium. As concert organization costs are generally covered by the first night, a second night of performances allows Pynestock to support the musicians

Bullriding offers jolt of adrenaline Cowboys and country lovers sure to get a kick out of Friday's bullriding event


et ready to giddy up and get your cowboy boots on because the 14th anniversary of the Bill McIntosh

Memorial Bullriding in the Rockies event is sure to exhilarate and entertain in equal measure. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been absolutely fan-

The Board of Variance provides citizens with an avenue for appeal on the interpretation and the strict application of local government Zoning Bylaws and regulations in specific circumstances as defined in the legislation. The Board of Variance functions independently from District Council and has its own authority under the Local Government Act. HOW TO APPLY: Citizens interested in participating on this Board are invited to submit a resume to: Kindry Luyendyk, Corporate Officer District of Invermere 914 8th Avenue Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 The deadline for the submission of all resumes to the municipal office is August 3rd, 2012. A copy of the bylaw can be picked up at the municipal office or found on our website at for more information.

who had previously acted on a totally volunteer basis. Tickets are available at The Book Bar and Pynelogs for $12. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. both nights with the concert starting at 8 p.m., and the venue is licensed. For more information, call Pynelogs at 250 342 4423. A big thanks also goes out to the sponsors â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Gerryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gelati, Peppiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pizza and PixelPlanet â&#x20AC;&#x201D; for making the event possible each year.

ECHO FILE PHOTO 30 top bullriders will compete for a large cash prize during the 2012 Bullriding in the Rockies event on Friday (July 20).

tastic since year one,â&#x20AC;? said organizer Al Miller. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a great fundraiser, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been well attended, and the locals certainly really appreciate it... they love it, and they come out and show their western pride each year.â&#x20AC;? Taking place on Friday (July 20), the event started out as an idea for a fundraiser for the Columbia Valley Rockies hockey team and has been a popular summer attraction ever since. Thirty of the best bullriders from across the country will compete for a hefty prize pool by riding bulls that come from the very same stock as some of the animals in the Calgary Stampede. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You can go to the Calgary Stampede and you can watch the bullriding there, but here the big difference is youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in it â&#x20AC;&#x201D; youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not using [binoculars] to see the action.â&#x20AC;? The event starts at 5 p.m. in the Invermere Curling Centre with a cowboy dinner of beef, biscuits and beans, and a rodeo clown and a special Woof and Whinny

dog and horse show to gradually build excitement for the main event. At 7:15 p.m. in the lot behind the rink, riders take to their bulls for an action-packed ride that usually lasts only eight seconds, but as Miller explains, what an exciting eight seconds it is. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eight seconds of hell,â&#x20AC;? Miller joked. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s adrenaline, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s excitement â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the crowd gets so excited.â&#x20AC;? Following the main event, at about 9:30 p.m., a family dance at the curling centre begins, featuring live music from the Alberta band Scarecrow. Miller estimates they get at least 1,400 people out for the event each year, and cautions that the upper limit on tickets is about 1,700. Tickets are $19 for students and seniors and $29 for adults, and are available at Home Hardware, the Book Bar, Selkirk TV, Bigway Foods in Fairmont, the Brisco General Store, The Source, and the Mountainside Market in Radium and Fairmont.

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2012 Schedule Valley Appreciation Day turns 25 Downtown Invermere is the place to be Saturday (July 21) morning Editorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s note: This is the final installment in a four-part series exploring the history and evolution of Valley Appreciation Day, which celebrates its 25th anniversary when it takes place in Invermere on Saturday (July 21).


he highly anticipated 25th anniversary celebration of Valley Appreciation Day brings a day of family fun and activities to the Invermere downtown core on Saturday (July 21). â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just want people to come out and have a blast, and enjoy our valley and all it has to offer,â&#x20AC;? VAD organizer Alita Bentley said. Starting at 9 a.m., a conglomeration of valley service groups will be serving up a free pancake and sausage breakfast for what Bentley estimates will be easily over 2,000 people. These service groups include the Rotary Club, the Lake Windermere Lions Club and the Kinsmen Club. In the past, breakfast has usually consisted of only pancakes, but this year in honour of the 25th anniversary, the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce has also donated sausages to the event. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a ton of co-operation, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quite

ECHO FILE PHOTO Valley Appreciation Day will have events for the whole family, including two logging demonstrations by the Gagne family.

amazing,â&#x20AC;? Bentley said. Breakfast will run until noon, and while breakfast is being served, crowds can look forward to some live music courtesy of Oso Simple and the Vancouver-based band Merge from 9 to 10:45 a.m. then again from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. respectively. The first Gagne Family Logging Show is slated to start at 9:30 a.m. with a sec-

ond show starting at noon, and the Soap Box Cart races will hit the pavement at 11 a.m. for some high-speed action. The whole event takes place on 13th Street in Invermere and will also feature a bouncy castle, kids activities like face painting and Sprinkles the clown making the rounds. A highlight of the anniversary celebrations will be the much anticipated return of the legendary Invermere town crier, who will regale festival-goers with classical cries of â&#x20AC;&#x153;oyez oyez.â&#x20AC;? The Invermere farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; market will also be in full swing from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. but with a slight change to accommodate the goings-on â&#x20AC;&#x201D; it will be set up on the main thoroughfare of Invermere on 7th Street, which means that both 7th and 13th streets will be closed to vehicle traffic for the celebrations, but there will be plenty of parking in and around the downtown core. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m just looking forward to everyone coming out and having a huge celebration of our community and lifestyle here,â&#x20AC;? Bentley said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Just seeing the smiles on everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s faces as they roam around and have a blast... itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about seeing everyone have a really good time.â&#x20AC;? Bentley is also looking for a few more volunteers to help out during and after the event and asks anyone with an hour or two to spare to contact her at Be Gifted at 250-341-3775.

Regatta draws lake lovers together Summer celebrations in the Columbia Valley aren't complete without lake and beach time out


or those who think the Saturday fun stops after Valley Appreciation Day (VAD), it might be a good idea to check out Kinsmen Beach in Invermere to catch some lakeside action with the Lake Windermere Regatta. Starting at 1 p.m. just after VAD wraps up, visitors and valley residents alike are urged to make their way

down to Kinsmen Beach to catch a variety of swim and boat races and activities. Beginning with a sailboat race at 1:15 p.m., the event gains steam throughout the afternoon with canoe races, family volleyball tournaments and swim races for participants of all ages and skill levels. The winner of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Moment on Lake Windermereâ&#x20AC;? will also be announced after all entries are

ECHO FILE PHOTO The Lake Windermere Regatta offers swim and boat races, as well as a photography contest and a family volley ball tournament at Kinsmen Beach.

judged by a professional photographer, and a whole host of hand-crafted medals will be up for grabs in the various water race events. The regatta was once a summer mainstay in the Columbia Valley, and after a long hiatus the Lake Windermere Ambassadors (LWA) decided to bring it back and are now running the event themselves for the third year. The LWA will have a booth set up near the beach to help educate people on Lake Windermere and how to conserve it for future generations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It kind of met dual objectives of bringing back a fun community event and meeting our objective of getting people to think about the beautiful place we live in,â&#x20AC;? LWA program co-ordinator Kirsten Harma said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s definitely always growing and people really seem to remember it from last year.â&#x20AC;? Last year saw over 100 featured participants in a variety of races and Harma hopes even more will sign up this year. To this effect, the LWA will also have a booth set up earlier in the day at Valley Appreciation Day where one can sign up for events ahead of time. Those interested in participating may also register by calling Harma at 250-341-6898 or by emailing

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Norden the Magician comes to Invermere Famous Canadian magician is on a province-wide tour with his literacy-based program NICOLE TRIGG

An exciting morning is planned for valley kids who want a little more magic in their lives. Norden the Magician is putting on a free magic show at Christ Church Trinity in Invermere on Thursday (July 19) beginning at 10 a.m. The event, presented by the Invermere Public Library, is to help celebrate this year’s province-wide Summer Reading Club theme - “Strange… but true.” “[Kids] can expect a whole ton of fun,” Norden told The Valley Echo. “[The show] is very interactive, very high energy, high paced.” With his large colourful repertoire filled with gags and props to amaze and amuse for all ages, Norden has received nation-wide acclaim for the host of tricks he keeps up his sleeve. Last July, he was awarded Children’s Magician of the Year for 2011 by the Canadian Association of Magicians, and has also won awards from the Vancouver Magic Circle as well as the Pacific Coast Association of Magicians. Every summer, he takes his literary-based program on the road and this year his performance will be seen in 72 libraries across B.C. “Through the show we talk about the importance of reading, taking care of library books and using your imagination to learn, so there’s that hidden element of education,” he said. Although his show is aimed at children ages four to

12, parents will also get a kick out of his antics. “I do play to [parents] so they get some entertainment over the kids’ heads so to speak,” Norden said. His magician’s rabbit Q-tip is sure to make an appearance as are other puppets, and kids can expect to be asked on stage to help out. Doors open at 9:45 a.m. so don’t be late as the 45-minute long show is set to begin on time at 10 a.m. Christ Church Trinity is located at 110 - 7th Avenue in Invermere. The 2012 Summer Reading Club started up on July 6 and will run every Friday afternoon until August 24. Offered to children who are going into grades one up to five, the group meets at 1:30 p.m. for two hours of crafts, games, stories and a snack. Parents aren’t required to stay and supervise, but are asked to return to pick up their children promptly at 3:30 p.m. The program is free of charge. New this year is a cap of 20 children and parents must call the morning of to register their child for a spot that afternoon. Some exciting special guests are planned for the Summer Reading Club in the coming weeks. On Friday (July 20), Sprinkles the Clown will make an appearance. Her 30-minute interactive clown routine with puppets will begin at 1:30 p.m. followed by a clown camp, which will give children the opportunity to do puppet theatre and balloon tricks. The following Friday (July 27), a guest will speak to the club about fossils, then two weeks after that on August 10, musicians from the Columbia Valley Chamber Music Festival will present the reading club with a free concert at Christ Church Trinity. For more information about Norden’s show or the Summer Reading Club, call the library at 250-3426416 or visit

SUBMITTED PHOTO Award-winning Canadian magician Norden is putting on an all-ages show at Christ Church Trinity in Invermere on July 19, as part of his province-wide tour promoting children's literacy.

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What to do... Fun Events in the Valley • Wednesday, July 18: Scrabble Night at Invermere Library, 6 - 8 p.m.

• Friday, July 20: Coal Creek Boys play Bud's Bar & Lounge, 10:30 p.m.

• July 18 and 19: Pynestock Concert, Pynelogs Cultural Centre, 7:30 p.m., $12.

• Saturday, July 21: Crazy Soles Nipika Trail Run, register at

• Thursday, July 19: Norden the Magician hosted by Invermere Public Library, Christ Chruch Trinity, 10 a.m.

• Saturday, July 21: Angela Morgan exhibition, Artym Gallery, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., show until July 27.

• Thursday, July 19: "Living and Working on a Ranch" at Elk Park Upper Ranch, an opportunity to see how a ranch operates, 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. 250-371-7987

• Saturday, July 21: Valley Appreciation Day, downtown Invermere, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. • Saturday, July 21: Lake Windermere Regatta, Kinsmen Beach, 1 - 5 p.m.

• Friday, July 20: Market on Main, Radium Hot Springs, 4 - 8 p.m. • Friday, July 20: Music on Main presents L8, 7 -9 p.m. Radium Hot Springs

• Saturday, July 21: Music on Main presents Mike, Bruce, and Fraser, 7 -9 p.m. Radium Hot Springs

• Friday, July 20: Bill McIntosh Memorial Bullriding in the Rockies, cowboy dinner at 5 p.m., bullriding at 7:15 p.m. Family dance to follow at curling rink.

• Saturday, July 21: Benefit for John and Linda Blakely at Invermere Curling Centre, 8 p.m. 250-688-0061

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Bloom (Rebirth) by Joshua Estabrooks

As summer finally greets the Columbia Valley, things down here at the Pynelogs Cultural Centre have been heating up for months. After two highly successful and very well-attended featured art shows, the gallery is incredibly excited to start preparing for the highly anticipated Innovation themed art show, which will take place from Wednesday (July 17) to Sunday, July 29. This show will feature innovative works from seven local artists, spanning as many genres as you can shake an artistic stick at. Wilmer resident Japhy Hunt is quickly becoming a household name in the valley. The eccentric 13-yearoldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s paintings have been shown in a variety of galleries throughout the province and contain a dark humour that would be right at home in any Tim Burton movie.

Jim Robertsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s style of painting is instantly recognizable. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fun, colourful and has an element of whimsy very few artists are able to achieve. His acrylic work usually begins as a drawing and, like a conductor directing a symphony, Jimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s personality is added stroke by stroke as the final image emerges. Kyle Burleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s relationship with wood is like none other. His fine rustic furnishings are hot commodities with homebuilders and art collectors alike, and are highly sought after whenever they are put up for sale. Invermereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own Deanna Gauthier has been sewing since the age of 11. Her textile work demonstrates her commitment not only to precision, but also to allowing her creativity to guide the needle when it is warranted. Fernie-based landscape painter Patrick Markle uses

the outdoors to inspire his creative works. His exploration of the colour blue can be seen in his pieces, which have gathered accolades throughout B.C. and Ontario. Invermere-based photographer Joshua S. Estabrooks will be showing his work publicly for the very first time during this show. His abstract pieces utilize multiple exposures and the blurring of light, and are created in the moment, with nothing but the camera, with very little digital manipulation after the fact. Caio Paagmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s concrete art has been receiving award after award from the art world lately, and her unique style and attention to detail is apparent in her work the minute you lay eyes on it. So come on down with an open mind and you will surely be amazed at these fresh takes on art.

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It is always a pleasure for the Artym Gallery to bring Angela Morgan â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the Canadian painting sensation â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to Invermere for her annual summer show. Falling in July this year, the show takes place right in the middle of the summer, guaranteeing an amazing turnout. Renowned for her whimsical paintings of people having summertime fun, Morgan has become a force to be reckoned within the contemporary Canadian art scene. She is a fresh young art-

SUBMITTED IMAGE The work by Canadian artist Angela Morgan, such as this oil painting titled A Palette of Possibilities, can be viewed at Invermere's Artym Gallery.

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Tour of the Arts with The Valley Echo: site no. 3 NICOLE TRIGG

Editorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s note: This is the third instalment of a five-part series on the Tour of the Arts, Invermereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual art gala taking place on Sunday, August 5. Each of the five stories will feature one artist from every one of the five tour locations. Artist Marilyn Oliver's art will be on display at site no. 3. Her ability to embrace spontaneity is readily apparent in Marilyn Oliverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eyecatching art. Bold colours, strong forms and fascinating textures are characteristic of her dynamic pairings, which will be on display at site number three in this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tour of the Arts taking place on Sunday, August 5. Returning to the tour for her second year, Oliver is excited to take part in what she refers to as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;world-class event.â&#x20AC;? Participating in the 2011 event was a wonderful opportunity to showcase her art, she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Another memorable aspect to tour was meeting many new artists, some of whom have since become good friends,â&#x20AC;? said Oliver. Having grown up in the Cariboo but a Cranbrook resident since 1964, Oliver finds creative inspiration in many things including music, colour, stormy

PHOTO BY STEVE JESSEL/THE ECHO Cranbrook artist Marilyn Oliver, whose work will be featured in this year's Tour of the Arts event presented by the Columbia Valley Arts council, credits impulsivity for her imaginative pieces.

weather and the work of other artists whom she admires. She explains it was â&#x20AC;&#x153;a feelingâ&#x20AC;? that drew her to put paint on a canvas for the first time in 1970. Since then, her work has evolved from general portraiture to colourful canvases incorporating acrylic, mixed media, and interesting textures. Her portfolio also includes Asian art, watercolour collage, art cards and encaustics. A very old art, encaustics â&#x20AC;&#x201D; â&#x20AC;&#x153;which means to burn in,â&#x20AC;? she said â&#x20AC;&#x201D; relates to the use of heat as the solvent for

coloured waxes. A technique developed thousands of years ago, encaustics was the practice of making soul portraits for the dead from wax and earth pigments, applying them to thin wooden panels and binding to mummified bodies. At that time, the heat source used was charcoal, whereas now thermostatically-controlled electric tools are promoting a renewal of interest in this ancient art form, said Oliver. What she finds unique and useful about encaustics is that if a picture does

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Morgan has become a household name in recent years, and now shows her original paintings all over the world. Perhaps her most recognizable series of paintings is her portrayal of older women in bathing suits, unashamedly having fun at the beach â&#x20AC;&#x201D; swim caps, water-wings, inner tubes and all. She paints children doing all the things children do â&#x20AC;&#x201D; dressing up, experiencing nature and imagining worlds, and just plain getting into trouble. For this show she will also have a few pieces that are a bit more romantic in nature with soft light and intense colour. With over 40 paintings, this show promises to have something that everyone will love. Her subjects range from fabulous cocktail parties and martini moments right down to boys and the creepy crawly things that kids love to explore, rounded out with Morganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s absolute favourite beach paintings that she hopes will give people a good giggle and a sigh. Although all of the paintings will be on the

website (check them out at before the show, there are no presales. The doors open at 10 a.m. on Saturday (July 21), so those who line up will get first chance at the fresh paintings. If you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t line up, the phone will be answered and the email will be checked at 10:15 a.m. Morgan will arrive at the gallery around noon and will be doing a painting demonstration outside the gallery (weather permitting â&#x20AC;&#x201D; she may be working inside if it rains). She hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t painted at the Artym for close to five years, so this is a special opportunity to watch her work. Her ability to create a unique painting with her large, sure brush strokes and vibrant colours is not to be missed. As evening approaches, the fun continues at an evening reception at the Artym Gallery. You have seen Morgan at work, so it is only fair to see her at play â&#x20AC;&#x201D; join her from 6 to 9 p.m. in a more relaxed social setting. For updates before and on the day of the show, follow @ArtymGallery on Twitter, or check www. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Submitted by Deanna Berrington

not turn out how she wants it, the wax can be adjusted by applying more heat. Another one of her mediums, mixed media, tends to be a lot of acrylic as well as any objects she comes across that she finds interesting, such as African fabric, which she will cut out and put on the canvas as the overlay of a skirt, for instance. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I get an inspiration, I get an idea and I just start going for it,â&#x20AC;? Oliver said. Never straying too far from her studio, Oliver said at times her mind is drawn in many directions at once and she wants to translate these ideas to canvas immediately. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Impulsivity seems to work for me,â&#x20AC;? she said. While her work has evolved to include a variety of different mediums, she still does portraits and will have two with her for the tour, of Bob Dylan and Charlie Chaplin. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I look forward to another amazing tour.â&#x20AC;? she said. Oliverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work will be on display at site number three of the Columbia Valley Arts Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tour of the Arts on August 5, located at Invermereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s historic CPR Lodge. The other artists who will also be featured at this site are Kathleen Davies, Maureen Leitch, Pat Luders, Robyn Oliver, Anders Oseychuk, Rita Rankin, Jim Robertson, Marty Ryan and Kent Shoemaker. Visit

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East Kootenay pros help make Golfathon a success STEVE JESSEL

A long day of golf has paid some huge dividends as the 2012 PGA Golfathon for ALS raised over $750,000 for ALS research and care this year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Because of the Golfathon, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been able to expand over and above just providing medical equipment to people living with ALS, which is how our society got started,â&#x20AC;? said Wendy Toyer, executive director for the ALS Society of B.C. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A program like this really lets us kick it up a notch.â&#x20AC;? During the month of June, which was amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) awareness month, 80 golf professionals at 37 golf courses throughout British Columbia golfed from sunrise to sunset, collecting donations and raising awareness for ALS. In the East Kootenay region, Eagle Ranch Golf Resort, Windermere Valley Golf Course and Copper Point Golf Club all participated in the day-long event. Each course has participated for a number of years, and this year turned in an astounding 2,889 combined holes played in a 24-hour stretch. At Eagle Ranch, Steve Haggard, Tyler Hawthorne, Carson Wallace and Kris Paul-Clarke combined to play 387 holes; at Windermere Valley, Casey Johnson, Dale Moore, Dave Dakin, Ken Litchfield, Vic Briar, Jake Cameron and Phil Burke combined for 1,638 holes played; and at Copper Point the foursome of Brian Schaal, Darren Ottenbreit, Alex Parsons and

PHOTO BY STEVE JESSEL/THE ECHO ALS Society of B.C. executive director Wendy Toyer presents a certiďŹ cate of thanks to Copper Point golf pros (l-r) Darren Ottenbreit, Brian Schaal and Scott McClain at the Copper Point Golf Club on July 12 for their participation in this year's Golfathon for ALS.

Scott McClain played a total of 864 holes, or 216 each. For Copper Point, this meant a combined 3,029 swings, 132 birdies, one eagle, and â&#x20AC;&#x201D; for the third consecutive year â&#x20AC;&#x201D; one hole-in-one, this year sunk by Parsons. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nice to have the support of people who golf in the community as well, because people are asking, and when weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re out (on the course) they come in and make donations, or go online and make donations, which is nice as well,â&#x20AC;? said Schaal, general manager of Copper Point. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every year you seem to touch someone else... itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nice to be a part of it and to make a difference.â&#x20AC;?

For Copper Point, the four golfers started at 5 a.m. didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t finish until 10 p.m., and even then were only stopped from playing another round by an oncoming thunderstorm. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When it starts to get a bit tiring out there, you think about what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re out there doing â&#x20AC;&#x201D; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a rewarding day for sure,â&#x20AC;? said Copper Point golf pro Ottenbreit. On Thursday (July 12), Toyer personally visited each of the golf courses to offer her thanks and show her appreciation on behalf of the ALS Society of B.C. Toyer had extremely high praise for the golfers who took part, calling the Golfathon one of their biggest fundraisers and lauding the efforts of everyone involved. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are my heroes, and they are the heroes of people living with ALS, the children that are affected by ALS,â&#x20AC;? Toyer said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s amazing, and inspirational.â&#x20AC;? Funds from the event will go to a variety of sources, but one that Toyer noted in particular was the Camp Alohi Lani program. From July 12 to 15, the ALS Society of B.C. hosted a free four-day summer camp for youth who have a parent or grandparent living with ALS. The camp is a safe setting for youth to come together and share their experiences with their peers, and receive support for their own journeys. The camp is funded entirely by the Golfathon, but as Toyer explains, what she truly hopes for is that there wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be a need for such a camp in the very near future. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hopefully in the very near future Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be coming up here and celebrating... finding a cure for ALS," Toyer said. "And that day is going to come soon.â&#x20AC;?

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medal hopes at the 2012 Olympic Games. He is a shining example of a B.C. athlete who has developed to international success with support through all the stages of the athlete pathway. Involved at a young age with the Kamloops Track and Field Club, he represented the ThompsonOkanagan Zone at the 1995 and 1996 BC Summer Games. Success as part of Team BC at the 2001 Canada Games was next before winning gold for Canada at the 2007 and 2010 Pan American Games. All eyes are on this BC Games alumnus to better his fourth place finish from the 2008 Olympic Games. Swimmer Brent Hayden of Mission is another medal contender in London. Brent competed at the 1998 BC Summer Games and reflected, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The BC Summer Games was the point in my career when I realized that I had the potential to go further. It was soon after that that I decided to switch from being a summer swimmer to training all year round. It is clear that I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have noticed my own potential without the BC Summer Games.â&#x20AC;? The full Paralympic team will be

named later this summer, but former BC Games athletes Bo Hedges of Fort St. John (wheelchair basketball) and Adam Rahier of Powell River (swimming) will be part of the team. Over 2,300 athletes between the ages of 10 and 18 will be at the 2012 BC Summer Games, which kick off just one week prior to the start of the Olympics. It is an inspiring experience that will ignite the dreams of many young athletes to pursue their sport to the highest level. A veteran of the Canadian Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Soccer team, Karina LeBlanc from Maple Ridge remembered, â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was an amazing experience because I did dream of one day being at the Olympic Games and it was the closest thing for me to it, so it made me want to be there that much more!â&#x20AC;? Watch for the next generation of Olympians and Paralympians at the 2012 BC Summer Games, July 19 to 22. See the complete list of BC Games alumni heading to London at www. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Submitted by Black Press, official media sponsor of BC Summer Games

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Golf Experience the beauty of Columbia Valley Golf Courses MARILYN BERRY

Golfing is a favourite pastime for many in the valley. It’s been a disappointing season for many due to the weather but the courses are in terrific shape. All this rain has made everything lush and beautifully green. The courses featured on this page all have something special to offer. They offer such a wide range of everything to do with golf – but they

all have one thing in common. The service is above par. When I go golfing at any of these courses I feel like a queen. Well, maybe not quite, it might be a little awkward golfing with a crown on, but it does seem like one always gets the royal treatment. Checking in is always informative and done in a friendly manner. I have to admit that I

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have run into the odd course marshal in my life who seemed to lack any sense of humour whatsoever, but not on one of these courses. From Windermere to Golden you have a wide range of choices. The friendly and home-y atmosphere at the Windermere Valley Golf Course invites you in. It’s a great place to walk and enjoy being outdoors. Eagle Ranch is elegant and beautiful – the scenery has to be called a vista and the course is quite challenging as it weaves over ravines where a cart is necessary in order to navigate. Radium Resort is the grand dame of golf courses in the area. The oldest and, yes majestic, course has undergone some changes and will introduce some new holes to play within

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days. Please come back to the Golf Page in a couple of weeks for a full report. A trip to the Golden Golf & Country Club is a treat to be savoured. This is a course that

is walkable with gorgeous water and mountain views. These courses all share something else – great food! Personally I don’t think there is any-

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passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, at the Alberta Children’s Hospital on Friday July 6, 2012, at the age of twenty two months. Riley was the beautiful daughter of Rob and Trish Pitchford, younger sister to Tia, granddaughter to Greg and Lorraine Pitchford and Rick and Darcel Luyendyk, and great-granddaughter to Tony and Phil Luyendyk and Robert Moll and Irene Olsen. Riley was a sweet, energetic little girl with a big personality. She loved people and could charm nearly anyone. Riley loved music, and danced to anything.The Istsy Bitsy Spider was a favourite. She would act out the verse, pull her shoulders up and smile in anticipation for the spider climbing back up the water spout. She did not usually like to sit still for story time, but always liked to rip out the pages of any book she could get her hands on. Tia was Riley’s hero. She always looked at Tia with amazement. She was a big girl in her own mind. A Celebration of Riley’s Life will be held at the Tuscany Club, 212 Tuscany Way N.W. Calgary, AB on Friday July 20, 2012 from 1-5 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway. com. Donations can be made in Riley’s name to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, 2888 Shaganappi Trail N.W., Calgary, AB T3B 6A8, Telephone: 403-955-8818, or which we can accept on the Foundation’s behalf at the event. In living memory of Riley Pitchford, a tree will be planted at at Big Hill Springs Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Calgary, AB Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.

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CHURCH SERVICES DIRECTORY ST. PETERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S LUTHERAN MISSION OF INVERMERE Worship Services every Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at Christ Church Trinity 110 - 7th Avenue, Invermere Pastor Rev. Fraser Coltman Pastor Rev. David Morton 1-866-426-7564

WINDERMERE VALLEY SHARED MINISTRY ANGLICAN-UNITED 250-342-6644 100-7th Avenue, Invermere Reverend Laura Hermakin

9 a.m. Worship at All Saints, Edgewater 10:30 a.m. Worship at Christ Church Trinity,Invermere Worship at St. Peterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Windermere; 1st Sunday (7 p.m.) and 3rd Sunday (9 a.m.) of the month May-Oct.


Roman Catholic Parish Pastor: Father James McHugh 250-342-6167 Invermere 250-344-6328 Golden Confession: 1/2 hour before Mass Canadian Martyrs Church 712 - 12 Ave, Invermere Saturday at 7 p.m. Sunday at 9 a.m. St. Joseph Church Highway 93-95, Radium Hot Springs Sunday at 11 a.m. Sacred Heart Parish 808 - 11 Street, Golden Sunday at 5 p.m. St. Anthonyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mission Corner of Luck and Dunn, Canal Flats

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RADIUM CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP For more information call 250-342-6633 or 250-347-6334 Loving God, Loving People #4 - 7553 Main Street West, Radium Sundays at 10 a.m. Bible Studies #4 - 7553 Main Street West, Radium Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Church Edgewater Hall Thursday 6:30 p.m.


326 - 10th Ave. 250-342-9535 REV. TREVOR HAGAN Senior Pastor

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Sunday, July 22nd Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. 10 a.m. Worship & Word Worship and Life Instruction, Kidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church Provided â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Journey: Bumps And Bruises On The Journey â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Followingâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;Ś Pastor Trevor Call the office at 250-342-9511 for more information. ministering. â&#x20AC;&#x153;K.I.D.S.â&#x20AC;? Church, for children ages 3-7, during the Sharing Truth Morning Service.

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The successful Bidder will be required to enter into a CCDC 2 (2008) Stipulated Price Contract. Sealed bids clearly marked â&#x20AC;&#x153;District of Invermere â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Lift Station 6 and 7 Replacementâ&#x20AC;? will be received prior to Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 2:00:00 p.m., local time (MDT), at the following address and location: Address: Urban Systems Ltd. #101 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2716 Sunridge Way NE Calgary, AB TIY 0A5 Attention:

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lowing few days. You can also simplify this process by having the same snacks every day. A simple meal plan can look something like this â&#x20AC;&#x201D; breakfast: 1 hard-boiled egg, 1 turkey sausage, bell pepper slices, 1 piece of whole grain toast; morning snack: almonds, apple; lunch: grilled chicken salad with spinach, pumpkin seeds, veggies, and balsamic vinaigrette; afternoon snack: hummus and veggies; dinners: Monday and Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;Ś baked salmon, asparagus, roasted cauliflower and quinoa: Tuesday and Thursdayâ&#x20AC;Ś lentil and eggplant curry with brown rice: Friday and Sundayâ&#x20AC;Ś clean chicken enchiladas with a side of salad. Once you have planned your menu for the week, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to prepare a detailed grocery list and head to the grocery store. But before you go, have a quick snack; it will be a lot easier to avoid the bad stuff on a full stomach. When at the grocery store, start by shopping the perimeter of the store. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find 80 per cent of your list â&#x20AC;&#x201D; fresh fruit and vegetables, dairy, meat and other protein sources. Shop the aisles only for items on your list and try to avoid going near your favourite treats. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re new to menu planning, stock up on glass containers and snack bags, as youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll need them for storage. Now that you have all of this clean food, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t put it away just yet. Take the next few hours to prepare everything, so all youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll need to do during the week is pull it out of the fridge and throw it together, or reheat and eat. Based on your meal plan, this might entail boiling eggs, washing and chopping vegetables, marinating protein sources, preparing salad dressing and measuring portions for breakfast and snacks. Prepare as much as you can; organize your evening meals by chopping everything up and placing it all together in a freezer bag, ready to cook. You might be tempted to put the food away and prepare as you go, but chances are, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll run out of time and revert back to a processed meal or snack that will hinder your goals for healthy eating. This is one strategy for healthy eating but it might not work for you. Based on your schedule and your lifestyle, you might choose to wake up early and plan meals for the day, rather than prepare for the week. Maybe youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll pick a different meal for dinner each night, or maybe youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll cook a big portion twice a week and eat the leftovers for lunch. Regardless of how you do it, make a plan and stick to it! And as always, a healthy diet is best when paired with regular exercise. For more information on affordable small group fitness and personal training or to schedule your free consult, visit our website at


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The pre-show provides the early birds and those enjoying the Beef and Been dinner a fun ENTER AT and entertaining demonstration consisting of CURLING RINK a warm-up for the grand entry, kids gymkhana events and the Woof and Whinny. Ricky Ticky the clown and his sons will also be joining in to help with the kids gymkhana. The Grand Entry participants are from Brisco, Edgewater, Invermere and Canal Flats and are all experienced riders both in gymkhana events, ranch and trail riding. Both riding clubs are represented, the Windermere Valley Saddle Club and the Brisco Riding Club as well as the Windermere District Farmers Institute. The girls, this year are ranging in ages from 14 to 28. We also encourage any males who wish to ride in the Grand Entry to contact the Bull Riding in the Rockies committee. Something new this year is the “Woof and Whinny “. Four dogs and their handlers are teamed up with 4 horses and their riders. Each dog team completes their course and tags off with the horse team giving a combined score and time. Fundraising and sponsors have provided the identifying T-shirts that the teams and the children are wearing. Pink t-shirts were chosen to further the anti-bullying campaign in schools and “Tough Enough to Wear Pink “ which is often seen at Rodeo’s where contestants and spectators wear pink to bring awareness to breast cancer. The kids gymkhana events are fun and easy and the children are being led through the games. This year we have some children as young as 2 years old and up to the age of 8 years old demonstrating the games.

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Students/Seniors $19 · Adults $29 · Cowboy Dinner $8 Available at: Home Hardware, Invermere • The Book Bar • Selkirk TV • Brisco General Store Mountainside Market Radium • Bigway Foods Fairmont

Invermere Valley Echo, July 18, 2012  

July 18, 2012 edition of the Invermere Valley Echo

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