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Serving the Bella Coola Valley eyy and the Chilcotin

Rachel Chatham honoured at Ridge Riders' AGM

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Movember at SAMS! The SAMS Student Council has been busy planning ways to engage their fellow students and have some fun at school; however, Movember participation is more than just fun and games. It is a world-wide public health campaign to spread awareness about men’s health in general, and testicular cancer in particular. Learn more at ca.movember.com. See more photos on page 12.

Bella Coola Co-op plans for the future at recent AGM CHRISTINA BOUCHER Members and Directors of the Board of the Bella Coola Co-op gathered on November 23 to review the annual financial report, vote on organizational bylaws, and discuss plans for the future to thrive economically and meet consumer needs. The Co-op has just completed its second year as an independent store, after an official break from Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) in 2009. One major consequence of separating from FCL included paying off debts and settling various financial issues. President of the Bella Coola Co-op Board of Directors Peter Fralick comments: “The current financial situation is improving, but it is still a struggle. When we lost a large portion of the

population about ten years ago, we lost a lot of consumers that bought the things that keep us going as a store. Nowadays, people have less disposable income.” Turnout for the meeting was estimated at 30 attendees, which met the requirements for a quorum but was a relatively low number considering the large membership of the Association. At last year’s AGM, the members voted to allow the Board of Directors to experiment with operating with a quorum of three, but in order to make this new policy permanent, a special resolution was required at a future meeting. The opinion of the Board was such that the new rules allowed them to operate in a more functional manner, and so proposed such a resolution at this year’s AGM, which passed without dis-

senting vote. Election of new Directors was also on the agenda for the AGM. Peter Fralick and Sandi Maclaurin were reelected by acclamation. Marshall Hans Jr. and Duncan Morgan still have a portion of their terms to complete. That leaves the Board with four directors with three vacancies. Fralick expressed the need for interest in additional Directors for the 2012 year. “Director appointments can be made at any time of the year, and extend to the next AGM,” Fralick explained He noted the Board is trying diligently, with noted lack of success, to get people to serve on the Board of the store they own. He particularly notes the Board’s interest in recruiting young persons who may add their unique perspective to the current expertise on the

Board. Responsibilities of a Director include attendance at a once-monthly three hour Board meeting. Fralick notes the bargaining process has been completed until 2014, and major decisions required of Board members revolve around budgeting and implementation. At the AGM, the manager’s report outlined some exciting plans for future implementation that would both save costs and conserve energy usage at the Co-op. Over the next year, the management hopes to enhance the sales process by installing Point of Sale (POS) computer technology. POS systems perform the functions of a basic cash register as well as providing a nexus of inventory control, making inventory management more efficient, and saving the business time and

money. The Co-op has already placed covers on the coolers, both conserving energy and improving the shelf-life and quality of the produce and dairy items. Also on the energy-saving checklist is the rolling installation of LED light systems, replacing the old units. “The largest expenses to the business are Hydro and propane,” says Fralick, explaining the Board’s rationale for the strategy of saving money by reducing energy costs. “The new light systems will pay for themselves within the year, and we’ll continue to save money long after that.” Also new for the Co-op in 2012 is the movement of the Vancouver Island Regional Library Bella Coola branch into the building. SEE AGM ON PAGE 3


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I want to thank all those who voted for me in the recent SD#49 School Board of Education Trustee Elections. I feel privileged to have made it, and I am really looking forward to working with the new trustees and hope that we can make a difference. So again, Thank you. ~ Marisa

Thorsen Creek Waste & Recycling Centre HOLIDAY SCHEDULE Thorsen Creek Waste & Recycling Centre will be closed Saturday, December 24 and Saturday, December 31, 2011. In order to accommodate your waste and recycling needs during this busy time of year, the Centre will be open on the following Tuesdays: December 27, 2011 and January 3, 2012. Regular Thursday and Saturday openings will resume, Thursday, January 5, 2012.

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Wishing you and yours the best of the Season

Bella Coola Seventh-Day Adventist Church Saturday Service Song & Bible Study For Adults & Children 9:30 am Sabbath School Program 10 am Bible Study

United Church Special Christmas Services

Writing and Colouring Contest Writing Contest Guidelines:

Church Service 11 am

Christmas Eve Service: December 24th at 7:30pm at Augsburg Church

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Christmas Day Service December 25th at 11:00am at Emmanuel Church

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Students in Grades 1 - 12 are invited to write creatively about the holiday season. The themes for this year are: a Diversity and culture (Sample idea: learn about a tradition different from one you celebrate at home and report on what you learned) a Giving and the importance of charity (Sample idea: Is it better to give or to receive?) a Family traditions a A day in the life of a roll of wrapping paper a A Miracle on Highway 20 For a detailed scoring rubric, please contact the Editor. Winning stories will be printed in the December 22 issue. Great prizes are avilable - see list of sponsors inside!

Colouring Contest Guidelines: Please note a change to the guidelines printed in the last issue: Children in Kindergarten to Grade 3 are invited to participate in the colouring contest OR in the writing contest. Participants in the colouring contest may use a picture of their choosing.

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All I want for Christmas

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Winners of the Best Craft Fair Booth award: The Hospital Auxiliary would like to thank all those who donated for the craft fair and throughout the year. ARA THOMMASEN As I prepared to write this article, a line from a song popped into my head: "All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth."

Well, I'm neither young enough nor old enough to make that statement true. All I really want for Christmas is a dehumidifier (so I can stop wiping all the moisture from the windows), and a set of 600 thread count sheets from the Sears Catalogue. Yes, those

are my wishes as a busy, forced to be practical, middle-aged mother. Pretty much everything else on my list I picked up at the Arts Council Craft Fair this last weekend. Aware that the economy is tightening up, and it's a lot harder now to run a small business than ever before, I wanted to support my local artisans. It's a small thing I can do to combat the monopoly of big business. And isn't that what we all want? To put the control back in the hands of the people, to keep local money local and sustain our own community to keep it strong in the face of the recession? Economics aside, the craft fair is an annual event that showcases local talent and one of a kind products that you can't get anywhere else. It's one of those small town events that newcomers might miss because they don't realize it's one of the most happening places to be. I'm not kidding. There's shopping, good food, foot-tapping tunes, and (just about) everyone you know. On Saturday night they served a completely balanced meal of lasagna (either meat or veggie) and salad with a bun. There were over 30 tables filled with hand-made items to delight the eye. From stocking stuffers to jewelry, baby clothes and shoes, hair accessories, soap, artwork and woodwork, there was something for everyone. Not to mention all the delicious holiday goodies! On Sunday afternoon, Mr. And Mrs. Claus showed up to visit with the children and take down Christmas wishes. I had a great time visiting with friends and picking out presents. The joy and peace of the holiday season permeated the atmosphere, making it a wonderful place to be. Hope to see you there next year!

Book Review: Along the Road of Life, Volume 2, by Lorna Layton ANGELA HALL Right on the heels of Lorna's highly entertaining and successful book, “The Lilac Lurker,” comes “Man With the Mess.” Volume 2 promises to be as outstanding as her first book, and it's out in time for Christmas! Lorn's light-hearted parody of her husband, Barry, as well as men in general and their attitudes and antics will keep you laughing, sympathizing and agreeing from cover to cover. Lorna's books are fun, easy to read and entertaining. Read a chapter at a time for breaks, or brew up a cup of tea or java and sit down, relax, and enjoy all of the whimsical antics of her subjects.

Lorna is no novice to the world of writing; she has been published in The Northerner, a weekly newspaper in Saskatchewan, as well as our local Coast Mountain News, and in the States. She is also a gifted speaker and has entertained audiences by reading aloud (with great ardor and enthusiasm) some of her stories. Both of Lorna's books are available at Kopas Store - one or both would make an excellent gift choice for the readers on your list. “Along the Road of Life” promises to be a series rumor has it that the next book will be on children - and if it is anything like Volumes 1 and 2, it will be something to watch out for!

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“I think the library moving into the Co-op will have a positive impact on Co-op business,” says Fralick. “We are hoping it will give us more foot traffic than we’re used to. Plus, we like to be good neighbors, and good citizens, and support the library by leasing them a space in our building.” Reflecting on his many years of experience of involvement with retail business in the Valley, Fralick talks about the importance of buying locally – not just from the Co-op, but at any local business. Although we all have the option of driving to the Interior to shop at larger box stores, or to shop online, the bottom line for the local economy is that dollars spent here in the Valley support the people who live and work here. To accommodate holiday shopping needs, the Co-op will have a few latenight openings in December. As well, the Co-op offers price matching whenever possible on larger items like appliances and furniture. “Our office can, and does, special order for people who require items we normally do not stock – or we will tell you quickly what we cannot supply,” noted manager, Peter Rauch.


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The Trustees, Hagensborg Water District Box 25 Hagensborg, B.C. V0T1H0 December 8, 2011 Dear Trustees: I have read your November 2011 newsletter with interest. As a ratepayer who seconded the original motion, I am concerned that you still appear to be pursuing a point-of-entry water treatment system, when policy that would permit approv-

al for that system’s pilot project has still not been developed. In fact, I am informed that at least one other provincial health authority is actively discouraging such treatment systems. Furthermore, you acknowledge that the flooding in 2010 and 2011 leaves such a system potentially vulnerable to extended shutoffs and spiraling maintenance costs. Having endured extreme flooding in 2010, it was essential that water service be restored quickly to

allow proper cleaning. I can’t imagine how long we all might have been without water if a large number of point-of-entry systems had been affected, requiring individual repairs and resets. I believe it is now incumbent upon you to “go back to the drawing board” and come up with a treatment system that is both practical in flood situations as well as financially sustainable and affordable to us, the water users. Equally important, the system must be approved and funded in large part by the province. I recommend thorough research into the type of water system currently utilized by the Nuxalk Nation with the approval of the provincial health authority. Further to this point regarding affordability, I urge

North Coast Ferry Advisory Committee BC Ferries coordinates public consultation throughout the coastal communities by means of the Ferry Advisory Committees (FAC). These bodies are composed of volunteers who are interested in all aspects of ferry service and operations within their community. These committees function within a three-year term, and as the next term begins January 1, 2012. There are two vacancies on the North Coast Ferry Advisory Committee (NCFAC), one for Denny Island and one for Bella Coola. The Central Coast Regional District (CCRD) has agreed to assist BC Ferries in appointing members to the NCFAC. There is no remuneration paid for service on the committee, however, BC Ferries will reimbursed members for all reasonable expenses incurred while conducting FAC-related activities. If you are interested in joining the NCFAC for the 2012-2014 term, please contact the CCRD office no later than December 16, 2011. For further information on any aspects of these committees (including committee Terms of Reference), visit the BC Ferries website (www. bcferries.com/About BC Ferries/Public Consultation). For information, contact: Joy MacKay Chief Administrative Officer Central Coast Regional District PO Box 186, Bella Coola, BC, V0T 1C0 info@ccrd-bc.ca

you to immediately request to become a “local service area” under the CCRD. This will provide access to grant funding that will dramatically reduce the costs to your water users, who are now paying one of the highest, if not the highest, annual rates in B.C. Further delays on your part will only increase the burdensome yearly costs to ratepayers towards no clear purpose other than a pilot project that may never proceed. Meanwhile, the imposition by Victoria of a fully chlorinated system that we do NOT want looms closer and closer. I hope that a long-promised public meeting can be held to discuss these issues as soon as it is practicable. Sincerely, Kevin O’Neill [Editorial note: This Letter was written in response to the Hagensborg Water District newsletter that was mailed out in November, 2011. A copy of this newsletter may be obtained by contacting the Hagensborg Water District.]

Another opinion: It’s time to work together! As a resident of N. Grant Road, another area of this valley profoundly affected by the last two September floods, I have a few comments on the article by Greg and Alison Sayers (CMN, November 24). While I certainly share a number of their expressed frustrations, a couple of their points concerned me. Under item 11, the statement that unspecified millions have been “thrown away” on similarly unidentified “special projects” and “salaries” is a highly unfair accusation as it stands. Equally outrageous is the suggestion that we must be “on alert for any more abuse”! While the Sayers are certainly entitled to their opinion, the heading on their article suggests that they speak for me: they do not! Under item 10, the derogatory comments regarding emergency repairs done by the Ministry of Highways on Hammer Road are most puzzling. As well as being an insult to those families who live on Hammer Road, they lack an understanding of the responsibilities our province holds to restore and maintain public access roads, in our case not only Highway 20, but the public side roads as well. In October 2010, I watched a helicopter unload a new bridge onto North Grant Road, piece by piece, expending significant tax dollars. Are the Sayers equally indignant about this “abuse of tax dollars”? The worst aspect of their “opinion” is that it divides valley

neighborhoods at a time when we need to speak with a unified voice to the provincial government. Everyone knows that widespread damage occurred not only in Firvale, but also in the Nusatsum area, Hagensborg, the Airport, Walker Island and N. Grant Road, to name a few. In addition to dike repairs and extensions, a comprehensive approach to bedload management in the river is what is most needed, in my opinion. And this will require a great deal of direct unified lobbying of both provincial and federal officials. Whatever our views on how and where money has already been spent in the wake of the 2010 flood, it is certainly most unproductive to insult the very folks who allocated that money when you still want a lot more money from them! I must remind the Sayers of what I have been told so often in my decades here, namely that the government is NOT in the business of protecting private properties. Residents of North Grant Road have not once, but twice undertaken small protective projects solely with our own money-and achieved positive results. With respect, I suggest that the Sayers undertake a similar joint effort in their neighborhood. I’m quite sure that good things will result. To put this in perspective, if the residents of the Bella Coola Valley had continued to wait on government to solve everything, we still might not have a road down the hill! Kevin O’Neill

Dysfunctional Pizza: Food for thought CHRISTINA BOUCHER The experience of preparing and sharing food is arguably one of the most original and fundamental social activities we engage in as people. In a 2007 book, “Feast: Why Humans Share Food,” archaeologist Martin Jones highlights the interconnectedness of sharing food and our language, social customs, and even physical systems. Sharing food in and out of the family circle is part of what keeps us connected to one another, and is an opportunity for sharing information as well. In 1998, a group of health care workers in the Valley capitalized on this concept, and formed the mental health care initiative known as “Dysfunctional Pizza.” SAMS Child Care worker Gerhardt Gross, Alcohol and Drug counselor Judith Hamilton (now retired), and Bella Coola Hospital Mental Health Manager Carole Clark came up with the idea to bring a weekly lunch

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into the schools as a way to reach out to local youth. The original purpose of the program was to communicate to Valley youth what resources were available to them for mental health, addictions, and life issues. Students who came to the Dysfunctional Pizza lunch program over the years were able to put a face to the name for the involved service providers in the community. Carole Clark notes, “It became clear over time that familiarity with the helpers made it somewhat less awkward for students to approach us.” Originally, the attendance amounted to a dozen students who came in to share lunch, talk about their experience in the schools, and have a safe place to work out any aspects of that experience that was causing discomfort. The idea was for the students to recognize and learn about their own irrational beliefs, and then create SEE

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cartoons about situations at school that involved those beliefs. The theory behind correcting irrational beliefs was originally discussed by the psychologist Albert Ellis in his writings on Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) theories. Ellis believed that mental or emotional discomfort resulted from strongly held dysfunctional beliefs. These types of beliefs are often extreme in position, or exhibit all-or-none thinking, such as “It is a dire necessity to be liked and respected by everyone in my community.” Ellis had the viewpoint that these types of beliefs, once brought to light by discussion and conversation, could be systematically debunked and dispelled, or re-worded to represent a more achievable goal. Changing dysfunctional beliefs to more useful, balanced beliefs would theoretically lead to reduced emotional discomfort and an increased feeling of empowerment. Although the irrational behaviour component of Dysfunctional Pizza has since been dropped from the agenda due to the high number of participants, the program continues to thrive and change with the times. The program is currently a collaborative effort produced by the Bella Coola General Hospital Mental Health Department, volunteers, school personnel, and Nuxalk Health and Wellness. Carole Clark describes the program’s recent history and current happenings:

“Over time, more kids came, and Dysfunctional Pizza became a safe place to have lunch. The meal also serves as lunch for kids who may not have any that day. “In the last few years in the SAMS Foods classroom, the program has become about good nutrition, and as a place to model good social behaviours. Now the students act as helpers and active participants, with some of the more experienced kids taking a leadership role helping others. And there’s learning how to clean up, to be respectful, to say, ‘Thankyou.’ They get to take part in the production of the food, so that’s a good thing.” “I think they really enjoy it,” comments SAMS teacher aide Shannon Cherry. “The program also opens kids up to new foods they may not otherwise have tried.” After weekly meals for about 13 years, Dysfunctional Pizza organizers and volunteers have cooked over 500 meals for the students. What’s the favorite food? “Perogies, macaroni casserole, soups, anything with bacon and onions,” recounts Carole. “We do our best to include fresh fruit and vegetables wherever possible. It’s really fun, it’s a challenge to cook for 50 to 70 every week, and the kids really seem to like it, which makes it easy to come back.” True to its original purpose, Dysfunctional Pizza is still a place where youth in the schools can meet community service providers in a relaxed environment. The program is also visited by school workers, teachers, and other com-

Ms. Ignas’ Foods class proudly poses with their freshly baked biscuits munity members. A dedicated volunteer and participant group over the years has included Joy MacKay, Lorrein Gurr, Marisa Blewett, Sylvia “Toots” Tuck, Vera Robson, and others. Local Child and Youth Mental Health worker David Neil says of the program, “I have attended several of the lunches and have been welcomed by Carole, Toots, and the teachers and students. It is one of my favourite days as the program lowers our guard as professionals and allows us to connect on a different level.

“I appreciate the staff and students for allowing me to attend, as I always feel more present and grounded after participating in Dysfunctional Pizza. It’s a fantastic program and great job by the staff and students of SAMS. Sometimes the best method of healing is found in the simplest of acts.” The last Dysfunctional Pizza of 2011 is scheduled for Friday, December 9, and will resume in January after the holiday break.

RUDOLPH ROCK! The Discovery Coast Music Festival Annual Fundraiser and Dance Saturday, December 10th Lobelco Hall - $15 - Doors Open at 8pm Let’s Celebrate our Community! Silent Auction and Midnight Buffett at 11:00! Bid on dozens of spectacular items, including a week-long stay at a private Pender Island home!

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Tweedsmuir Ski Club discusses cabin reconstruction progress CHRISTINA BOUCHER Tweedsmuir Ski Club (TSC) is a unique ski, snowboard and snowmobile club with a history of over fifty years of facilitating winter sports for Bella Coola Valley residents. The TSC operates a ski and snowboard hill as well as cross-country trails at East Branch, and groomed snowmobile trails located just off Highway 20 near the top of the Hill, approximately 95 km east of the Bella Coola Townsite. “We had good turnout of 19 people at the TSC AGM held Wednesday, November 30 in Bella Coola,” noted TSC Director of Communications David Flegel. “The financial situation of the club was reviewed at the meeting (financial statement available at www. tweedsmuirskiclub.com) and the club is in a good position, thanks to some generous donations from businesses and members.” The TSC has also been busy at work rebuilding an overnight cabin in East Branch that was destroyed in the Heckman Pass wildfire of 2009. With help from partners in local Bella Coola businesses, BC Parks, and the Quesnel Snowmobile Club, TSC members and friends have made vast strides in reconstructing a cabin. A log cabin was donated by the Quesnel Snowmobile Club, and a large volunteer effort has made it possible to dismantle the cabin in Quesnel, ship the pieces to Tweedsmuir, and reconstruct a structure from the ground up.

At the recent AGM, an update was provided on the progress of the cabin reconstruction. “Windows will be picked up shortly, and the door is under construction,” noted Flegel. “The membership discussed the various wood stove options, and the directors will take the members’ advice and will make a final decision shortly and purchase a new efficient wood stove. “Volunteer effort is needed this winter on cleaning the inside of the logs (sanding and scraping), and if you are interested in helping you should contact Rob Stewart. Local businesses like True Value continue to support our cabin rebuilding efforts by giving us very competitive pricing on construction materials. “On the cross country front,” continued Flegel, “Approval was given for the building of a modified grooming apparatus that will provide a much better arrangement for shaving the snow and setting a track. Rick Ratcliff and Lyle Enderud are busy designing and building it. Cross-country skiers can look forward to seeing the results of this work in the future with a high quality professional track to use.” New appointments included the addition of Kerry Boileau as Director of Special Events. Since the meeting, Garrett Newkirk has come forward to volunteer as the Director of Maintenance. Finally, a date was picked for the annual Cross Country Ski Race: Sunday March 4, 2012. Sunday, December 18 is the first opening day for the ski hill. The TSC would like to offer a sincere “Thank-you”

Donna Ratcliff enjoys the cross-country ski trail at the 2010 Tweedsmuir Ski Race last April to everyone who turned out fort he AGM, and to those who continue to support the TSC financially by using the facilities and turning out for work parties.

Book Review: Beyond The Home Ranch by Diana Phillips ANGELA HALL Diana, author of Beyond the Chilcotin,

has done it again! Her new book, Beyond the Home Ranch, is out in time for

Christmas. In her second memoir, she moves beyond the cattle ranch to her

experiences as a guide for a rustic wilderness lodge as well as raising a young

The Bella Coola Valley Ridge Riders would like to thank the following sponsors and volunteers, as well as all V.R.R. members, for their contribution to the 2011 Annual Valley Ridge Riders Rodeo: Albert’s Repair, A&A Trading, Barry’s Automotive, Barton Insurance, Belco Service, Bella Coola Air, Bella Coola Co-op, Bella Coola Heli-Sports, Bella Coola Mountain Lodge, Bella Coola Motel, Bella Coola Redi-Mix, Bella Coola Storage, Bella Coola Valley Bus Co., Bella Coola Valley Restaurant, Bella Coola Valley Seafoods, B.C. Ambulance Service, Interior Roads, Bittner Family, BW Bonn Interiors, Dave & Debbie Brace, Chilcotin Freight, Coast Mountain Advisor, Coast Mountain Guest House, Columbia Fuels, Diesel Cowboy Transport, Eagle Lodge, Elamar Enterprises, Endicott Family, Hagensborg Mercantile, Frontier Resource Management, Kar-Kor Towing, Kopas Store, Klonik Contracting, Les’s Welding, Mitch Lorimer, Lower Dean River Lodge, OK Tire/Mecham Sales, MidValley Loading, Monarch Resources, Moore’s Market, Don & Cindy MacKay, D. Nygaard & Son, Nuxalk Volunteer Fire Dept., Ounpuu Family, PMT, Redline Falling, RipRap Campsite, R.C.M.P., Dave Gilbert & Stranaghan Family, Shelton Contracting, Stoeler’s Contracting, Sun Tree Guest Cottage, Thunderbird Grocery, Townsite True Value, Maurice & Dianne Tuck, Trudy Turner, WBC Contracting, West Coast Helicopters, Which Co.?, Williams Lake & District Credit Union. Angela Andy, Suzanne Andy, Alex Boileau, Rod & Heather Beavis, Gwen Capoose, Jim & Angela Clair, Wes Dearmond, Diehl family, DeeDee Bittner, Joy Bittner, Wayne Bittner & Abra Silver, Amber Chatham & Darian Tallio, Angela Currie, Thomas & Miranda Tallio, Scott, Laurel & Tyson Cole, Ken Doiron, Andrea Dyrda, Dan & Milica Epp, Lyle Enderud, Coleen Fraser, Sherry Fontaine, Lloyd Gould & Wendy Kingsley, Anne Hans, Bill & Helene Harestad, Anna Hayden, Landon Kozak, Bob & Lynn Lewington, Janice Newkirk, Dave Gilbert & Kristy Stranaghan, Erik Granander, MaryAnn Gurr, Lorrein & Troy Gurr, Roger & Cynthia Harris, Lesley Harrison & Ron Nygaard, Russ Hilland, Gloria Hilland, Chuck Hoppe, Mel Kloss, Nicola & Breagha Koroluk, Lee Hopkins, Jerrita Mack, Ray & Moira McIlwain, Loreen McKeller, Christina Mecham, Donna & Mark Mikkelson, Kelly Mikkelson, Chris & Gwen Milham, Megan Moody, John & Rene Morton, Paul Kopas, Jenny & Ed Nedokus, Tabitha Nedokus, Georg Oberprieler, Susan O’Neill, Brittany Peterson, Janet Poole, Todd & Lany Rambo, Katie Ralphs, DeeDee & Richard Ratcliff, Bob Rose, Troy & Donna Ruttle, Diana Saugstad, Trenton Saugstad, Andrea Silzer & Ariel Roach, Joan Sawicki, Jim Smart, Jessica Smart , Kendal Stavast, Joe & Keiko Stewart, Susan Turner, Ron & Sylvia Tuck, Craig & Wanda Tuck, Delores Vosburgh, June Vosburgh, Sheila Wilson & Phil Sheppard, Caitlyn Thompson, Chris Willis, John & Robyn Willis, Letisha Winning If we have left anyone off this list, we apologize in advance! The Valley Ridge Riders appreciate all the help and support we receive from this community, whether it is financial contributions or all the hours of volunteer help that go into making the Bella Coola Rodeo a success.

family and life in the backcountry of the Chilcotin. Diana embarks on a fishing and guiding venture on Tsetzi Lake with her legendary father (Canadian folk legend Pan Philips) after suffering a discouraging loss of cattle to the grizzly bears. The book includes anecdotes from Diana as she works with her dad at a rustic guide lodge and the shift she had to make from working as a cattle rancher to a guide, catering to the needs of guests. The story then sees

her return to working at the Home Ranch until she marries, and gets a cabin and land of her own. Diana survives lean times and becomes a masterful rancher in her own right. She not only drives cattle along rugged trails, she leads hunts into the Ilgachuz mountains, midwifes stubborn calves, fends off grizzlies, and goes on rescue missions for all manner of strays. This book is a slice of life in the Chilcotin before the advent of cell phones and Internet. Diana was

often out of reach of communication and had to adapt to life situations as best as she could, such as the time she fell off her horse belly-first, when she was seven months pregnant. This book is a testament to the resilience of a very hardworking, masterful rancher. A great entertaining read,and a wonderful book to buy for a Christmas gift. If it is sold out at Kopas Store, maybe you could talk John into ordering it for you. You won't regret it!

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An aerial shot

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September 22,

2010 - this is perhaps

the last picture before September's 2010 for many

massive flood Bella Coola residents - certainly the defining moment ‘Operation Santa’ of delivers some Christ mas cheer to flood affected families Michael Wigle

photo

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Valley Ridge Riders 2011 AGM, Banquet & awards presentations JOY MACKAY The Bella Coola Valley Ridge Riders Horse Club held their Annual General Meeting, Appreciation Dinner, and Awards Ceremony on Saturday, November 12 at the Royal Canadian Legion. The annual affair is an opportunity for the Club to say thank you to the many sponsors and volunteers whose efforts help to make the annual rodeo one of the Valley’s major attractions. The evening began with the Annual General Meeting, which highlighted the year’s activities, and heard suggestions from the membership as to what activities might be pursued in the future. Considerable work was undertaken over the past year in an effort to reclaim the rodeo grounds and facilities following the 2010 flood. Because the facilities are owned by a nonprofit organization, financial relief was not available from the Province in the form

of Disaster Financial Assistance. As for so many Valley residents, recovery involved the volunteer efforts of community members. 2011 also saw progress on the facility upgrade project, with funding assistance from the Northern Development Initiative Trust and Western Economic Diversification. New steel livestock pens and bleachers are among the improvements that next year’s rodeo-goers will enjoy. In addition to the annual rodeo, the club was active in a number of other ways throughout the year, including holding several gymkhanas and an annual fun day, sponsorship of a number of British Columbia Barrel Racing Association (BCBRA) races, the annual Fall Fair Horse Parade, as well as various fundraising activities such as operating a concession at last Augusts’ slo-pitch tournament. The board of directors confirmed that next year’s annual

Central Coast Regional District Official Election Results Central Coast Regional District (CCRD) Board of Directors Director Area A Votes Steve Emery................13 Ingmar Lee..................18 Cathi McCullagh............37*

Bella Coola Valley Ridge Riders 2011 winners and sponsors rodeo, to be held June 31, July 1 and July 2, will feature two oneday rodeos instead of the usual format of one rodeo, held over two days. It is anticipated the new format will draw additional contestants who will have the opportunity to collect twice as many points toward their year-end totals, all on a single weekend. Co-approval of next year’s event will also be sought from the BC Native Rodeo Association in addition to the usual

British Columbia Rodeo Association (BCRA) approval. Election of Directors rounded out the meeting with all incumbent directors agreeing to stand for another two-year term. The 2012 board of directors for the Valley Ridge Riders will be comprised of Mark Chatham, Lucinda (CJ) Dixon, Jim Dixon, Caroline Granander, Wendy Geary, Joy MacKay, Heather Ross and Lorri Tuck. Junior director is Brody Tuck.

Director Area C Votes Brian Lande................130* Jim Smart....................56 Director Area D Votes Thor DiGuistini............136 Ivan Tallio.................173* Director Area E Votes David Anderson..........28* Christine Hyde...........21 School District 49 (Central Coast) Trustee East Zone Marisa Blewett Russ Hilland Nicola Koroluk Christina Mecham Kelly Nattrass Monica Walkus * denotes elected

Votes 308* 266* 279* 178 178 243

Would like to recognize the sponsors of the upcoming

Holiday Writing and Colouring Contest Bella Coola Consumers Co-op Assn. Gary Coons, North Coast MLA Bella Coola Harbour Authority Bella Coola Community Forest PMT Chartered Accountants Cameron & Co. Accountants Bella Coola General Hospital Moore’s Market

Once the meeting was adjourned, a delicious dinner of turkey, ham, lasagne, and all the trimmings was offered. Hans Granander treated diners to a slide show presentation of local rodeo and club activities, as well as some great shots of other Chilcotin Rodeo series events including the famous Harry Setah Memorial Mountain Race, held at Redstone and Nemiah Valley rodeos. Once the plates were cleared, it was time for the awards presentations. Member contestants compete for ribbons, cash, and points throughout the year. At the end of the season, the points are tallied and awards are given to the year’s top competitors. Trophies were presented to winners in the following categories:

Peewee:1st Sadee Gunderson. Junior: 1st Rebecca Chatham; 2nd Brody Tuck; 3rd Chelsea Dickens. Intermediate:1st Rachel Chatham; 2nd Niamh Cearnaigh; 3rd Libby Wallace. Open: 1st Annika Granander; 2nd Lorri Tuck; 3rd CJ Dixon. The selection of the most-improved rider for the year is often a difficult one; however, this year, one candidate stood out: Chelsea Dickens was awarded the trophy for most-improved rider, demonstrating significant improvement throughout the year and over previous years. The next presentation of the evening was the Andy Gibbs Memorial Award, which is given to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the club over the course of time. This year’s recipient is Sheila Wilson, whose decades of hard work and sponsorship continue to benefit us all. Sheila continues to be active in the club, helping to judge and run the gate at gymkhanas,

and encouraging the Valley’s youth to take up horsemanship by offering the use of her wonderful horse Ellie to youngsters who might otherwise not have the opportunity to experience the joy of riding. Thank you Sheila! Last, but certainly not least, certificates of appreciation were presented to those businesses and individuals who made up the long list of sponsors for the 2011 rodeo. As always, local businesses gave generously to ensure sufficient prize money to attract contestants to our “way-out-west” rodeo. If you enjoy the entertainment, our rodeo offers every year on the July long weekend, please feel free to say “thanks” to those good corporate citizens that so willingly invest in our community in this way. The Valley Ridge Riders would like to thank all of our members, volunteers and sponsors for helping us put together another season and another great rodeo. We couldn’t do it without you. Long may we run.


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An aerial shot of the Valley taken September 22, 2010 - this is perhaps the last picture before September's 2010 for many

massive flood Bella Coola residents - certainly the defining moment ‘Operation Santa’ of delivers some Christm as cheer to flood In addition to the affected families Ministry of Transportatio Associates donated n’s $4,000 to ity, other BCGEU generosA joint effort by the Flood Relief at the Williams numerous employees Bank

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An aerial shot of the Valley taken September 22, 2010 - this is perhaps the last picture before September's 2010 for many

massive flood Bella Coola residents - certainly the defining moment ‘Operation Santa’ of delivers some Christm as cheer to flood In addition to the affected families Ministry of Transportatio Associates donated n’s $4,000 to ity, other BCGEU generosA joint effort by the Flood Relief at the Williams numerous employees Bank

Michael Wigle photo

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Movember at SAMS help raise awareness for men's health

Mo'staches aren't just for the guys: Mo Sistas Ashley Moore, Brody Tuck, Kasey Keran and Melissa Brooks participate.

Morgan Durocher hamming it up

Sara Germain photos

Elijah Mecham in science class

Ms. Germain emulates her Mo' Hero (and fellow Manitoban) Burton Cummings, and Mr. Boileau sports genuine handle bars and chops


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