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Uranium problem studied Regional District continues to seek solution for Faulder water
by Black Press The deadline has been extended to Feb. 19 for a request for proposals for removing uranium from the water supply at Faulder north of Summerland. Six years after Interior
Health issued a warning over the uranium content in Faulder’s water, the regional district is still figuring out the most cost-effective solution to the problem. Last month the Regional District of OkanaganSimilkameen issued a request for proposals from companies interested in supplying the equipment necessary to remove uranium from
the water. Doug French, the RDOS public works manger, said the RFP was issued “just to see what’s on the market” and at what price. He’s also wrestling with the issue of permanent supply. The level of the Meadow Valley aquifer, from which about 80 homes in Faulder are supplied, dropped dramatically in 2010 and forced the RDOS to look at other
options. The best alternative was a $2-million pipeline that would have connected the community to the Summerland municipal supply, but it was ruled out as too costly. The Meadow Valley aquifer recharged in 2011 and removed some of the urgency from the situation, and the RDOS is still trying to decide whether it should keep its current well, drill a new one, or
buy one that’s already in production. French said he’d prefer to use the existing well, but its ongoing ability to supply the area remains “largely a great unknown.” On the other hand, “If I drop a new well into that aquifer, I’m still going to get uranium. So I’ll still have the problem of getting it out.” See WATER Page 2
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YOUR SMILE I wondered why the Frisbee was getting bigger. And then it hit me.
Opposition to bullying
Carla McLeod Special to the Summerland Review
The Summerland Bully Free Organization held a rally on Main Street Friday morning. Students and teachers, along with Council members were filmed for an upcoming video to be posted on YouTube in time for Anti-Bullying Day on Feb. 27. The rally cry was “Summerland is Bully Free” as participants hugged and high-fived each other.
1,200 attend anti-bullying rally by Barbara Manning Grimm
Summerland is getting a reputation as a community that doesn’t stand for bullying. Friday morning’s anti-bullying rally in downtown Summerland saw more than 1,200 in attendance, most of them wearing pink t-shirts to signify opposition to bullying. The rally was organized by the Summerland
Bully Free Organization, led by Tina Martin. It was attended by students from Summerland Secondary School and Giant’s Head School as well as members of the public. The crowd gathered on Main Street between Victoria Road and Henry Avenue, an area that was closed to traffic for the event. The rally was designed
to draw attention to Anti-Bullying Day which takes place Feb. 27 and to promote anti-bullying initiatives with the goal of making Summerland a bully-free community. The rally was videotaped for a show which will make its first appearance at the Summerland municipal council meeting Feb. 25 and then be posted on YouTube and Facebook.
The committee will also be showing the documentary Bully Feb. 26 at Centre Stage Theatre at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. A question and answer period will follow the video. The events in Summerland are related to the Feb. 20 nationwide Pink Shirt Day. Martin, a mother of three small children, said she is pleased with the response to the rally.
“I think it went well. I am pleased how many people came out and supported this.” The committee plans to host more anti-bullying events this year, including workshops and presentations possibly on business-related bullying and elder abuse. More information is available at bullyfreesummerland.com and on the group’s Facebook page.
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A new board of directors was installed for Neighbourlink at last week’s annual meeting. Seen left to right are Jack McNeil, pastoral advisor; Terry Sotir, vice-chair; Miriyana Komljenovic, community coordinator; Ann Foster, secretary; Marj Plitt, chair; May Lalonde, member; and Marj Ericson, office manager.
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He’s hoping the way forward will be made clearer by the estimated costs for uranium treatment put forward by vendors who respond to the RFP, which originally was to close Feb. 5 but has been extended to Feb. 19. Uranium content only became an issue in 2007 when Interior Health issued a waterquality advisory that followed from Health Canada’s decision to decrease the acceptable uranium concentration in drinking water from 0.1 milligrams per litre to 0.02. Faulder’s water averages 0.028 mg/l, according to the RFP. Michael Brydon, the RDOS director for the area, said his constituents have been “extremely patient.” “There’s only 80 houses on that system and we’re looking at some very big numbers, so we have to move very carefully. We just can’t afford to do something and have a huge budget overrun,” he explained. “With this project we’ve sort of been waiting to see how the aquifer reacts, because using the existing aquifer is by far the cheaper alternative. But on the other hand, (the level) fluctuates so
wildly we’re trying to collect some data and the longer (it’s collected) the better.” There was up to $1 million in grant money for the project, Brydon said, although the total available now will depend on what systems the RDOS selects.
He confirmed, though, that there’s still no timeline to sink the Faulder water issue for good. “It’s moving so slowly, I can’t give you an answer,” Brydon said. “We have to get moving on this year though, because the grants do have deadlines.”
Ultimate Hockey owner Tyler Nowek presents Tristan Preston with a framed Bobby Orr and Gordie Howe photo during the Summerland Steam’s game against Princeton on Sunday afternoon. Ultimate Hockey was the sponsor for that game.
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Water advisory issued
Police Report Change taken
Change was stolen after two water dispensing machines were broken into last week. Overnight on Feb. 5, the machine on Peach Orchard Road was broken into. Overnight on Feb. 6, the machine at Summerfair Mall on Prairie Valley Road was broken into.
Police were called on Feb. 6 after the paint on a vehicle was scratched overnight. The vehicle, a Honda Civic, was parked on Atkinson Street near Hespeler Road. The area scraped is around 60 centimetres long.
On Feb. 7, police were called to a single vehicle collision on Prairie Valley Road near Rosedale Avenue. A GMC pickup truck had left the road, which was icy at the time. The vehicle was not insured. Police had the vehicle towed and issued the driver a ticket for driving without insurance.
On Feb. 9 at 1:10 a.m., police in Trout Creek stopped a motorist who was driving at 140 kilometres an hour. Police say the 30-year-old Penticton man had been consuming alcohol. He was given a 90-day driving prohibition for refusing to give a breath sample. His vehicle was towed and impounded for a minimum of 30 days.
Overnight on Feb. 9, the office of a car dealership on Highway 97 was broken into. Items were taken from inside the office. Police are continuing their investigation.
Fireworks set off
Summerland RCMP received a report of someone using fireworks on the Giants Head School grounds Feb. 3 at 8:18 p.m. Police attended and found some fireworks packaging.
Water depot hit
The self-serve water depot located outside the Vineyard Lanes bowling alley in Summerland was targeted by thieves recently. They got away with $40 in cash and caused $150 in damage. The incident was reported to police Jan. 31.
Drinking driver caught
Police caught a drinking driver the evening of Feb. 1. The vehicle was traveling west on Jones Flat Road near Highway 97. The driver failed the handheld breathalyser test. He was given a 90-day driving suspension and had his vehicle impounded for 30 days.
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Welcome Wagon representative Sheila Kuhre presents a plaque to Dr. Mike Abougoush, left and Dr. John McIntosh of Summerland Dental Centre. The plaque is to mark the dental office’s 20 years with the Welcome Wagon.
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A water-quality advisory has been issued for people on the Garnett Valley water system. Low chlorine levels have been detected as a result of a partial failure of the chlorine disinfection system, according to a news release issued by the municipality. The district recommends that children, the elderly, people with weakened immune systems and anyone else seeking additional protection use only water that has been boiled for one minute. Alternatively, they can use water from another source. The advisory does not apply to the Summerland municipal water supply.
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A safe water supply Concerns about the safety of Faulder’s water supply remain a problem for the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen. In 2007, the Interior Health Authority issued a water quality advisory because of the uranium content. At the time, Health Canada had decreased the acceptable uranium concentration in drinking water from 0.1 milligrams per litre to 0.02 milligrams per litre. Faulder’s water averages 0.028 milligrams per litre. When the advisory was issued, Faulder residents raised concerns about the level of uranium in their drinking water supply. Anyone on a community water system should expect to have a good and safe water supply, but bringing Faulder’s water up to the standards will be a challenge. There are around 80 homes in Faulder and any solution will have a high per-unit cost. In addition to the high level of uranium, the Regional District has an additional water problem in Faulder, since the aquifer level in the region has dropped. While the aquifer level recharged in 2011, the low level earlier has forced the regional district to examine its options to supply Faulder and area residents with a steady and safe water supply. In 2010, the Regional District considered a $2-million pipeline to connect Faulder to Summerland’s water supply, but that option was later ruled out as being too costly. The Regional District is now accepting proposals for systems to remove the uranium from the water supply. No matter which option is eventually selected, it will prove costly. Still, there is no way the Regional District can choose to simply ignore the supply problems in Faulder or leave residents to find solutions on their own. This is one instance where there are no quick, cheap or simple solutions.
Efforts are underway to raise money to help with the expenses of a six-yearold boy going through a series of heart surgeries. Karsen Skoczylas has undergone a series of surgeries and now needs further treatment. Once again, the community is working to help a family in need. The fundraising efforts will provide some needed relief during this difficult time.
Independent MLAs have a dream VICTORIA – Imagine a province where party leaders are chosen in an independently supervised vote, with 12-yearolds, dead people and pets prevented from voting. Imagine a province where roving gangs of influenceseekers aren’t allowed to join multiple parties, and the rule is actually enforced. One where corporations and Tom Fletcher unions have to advertise in their own name instead of financing political parties and then disclosing millions in donations months after the election is over. Imagine a province where elections are held based on audited financial statements, not a collection of election promises that will be dismissed as a work of fiction by the new regime if the incumbent party is defeated. A cat joined the B.C. Liberal Party to support Christy Clark. Adrian Dix won the NDP leadership with the help of bags of $10 bills stapled to new memberships. As parties go to online voting, multiple PIN numbers may be activated from the same phone number or the same address. These and other glaring problems with our party-based political system were highlighted last week in a set of reforms proposed by three independent MLAs. Vicki Huntington broke the party choke-hold on B.C. politics by getting elected as an
independent in Delta South in 2009. Bob Simpson was kicked out of the NDP caucus shortly after winning re-election for the party in Cariboo North, because he dared to criticize then-leader Carole James for a lack of policy specifics. They were belatedly joined by Abbotsford South MLA John van Dongen, who quit the B.C. Liberals in an orchestrated move to the B.C. Conservatives, and then quit that party soon after. Van Dongen does not have
BC authority to supervise party leadership votes, the way it does elections and referenda. There are unknown costs for this, and other problems. The independents had high hopes for one fundamental reform, moving B.C.’s set election date from the spring to the fall. This would take a simple amendment. The idea is for the government to table the annual budget, present the audited public accounts for the previous year, then have an election
Imagine a province where elections are held based on audited financial statements, not a collection of election promises that will be dismissed as a work of fiction by the new regime if the incumbent party is defeated. the credibility of the others to speak on integrity, given his self-serving party antics and his questionable decision to hire his fiancée and pay her one and a half salaries to serve as his constituency assistant. Leaving that aside, there are some good ideas in the independents’ reform package. One is to give backbench MLAs a meaningful role in policymaking. Simpson gave the example of Prince George MLA Shirley Bond’s term as education minister, where she had to reverse ministry policies that didn’t make sense in rural school districts. The all-party standing committee on education could have prevented this error, he said, but it didn’t because it never meets. The party voting irregularities described above could be addressed by giving Elections
that rests on tested financial statements and initial results for the current forecast. Both the B.C. Liberal Party and the NDP have expressed support for this idea. The independents suggest that this brief three-week legislative session is a good time to do it, so the next government can implement it. I asked Mike de Jong, the B.C. Liberal finance minister and house leader, if he would consider it. He allowed that it is interesting, but it’s not contemplated for the pre-election session. That will be dominated by returning the provincial sales tax, and the usual jousting over untested spending and revenue proposals. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews. com. email@example.com
bad apples A Penticton motorist has received a 90-day driving prohibition following some foolish and dangerous choices. The driver, who had been consuming alcohol, was stopped in Trout Creek early on Feb. 9. He was driving 140 kilometres an hour at the time. Such a rate of speed, combined with the effects of alcohol, could have ended tragically. An impaired or careless driver is a menace to everyone else on the roads.
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Spaces needed for French Immersion
Dear Editor: I am writing to express my concerns about access to Late French Immersion Education, particularly for Summerland students. Late French Immersion is offered to School District 67 students beginning in Grade 6. The school board recently gave approv-
al for three classes of 30 students in Penticton and just one class in Summerland. In previous years, Summerland students have commuted to Penticton in order to access this program, resulting in the loss of some of our brightest young minds to Penticton schools. Once they become
part of the school system in Penticton, they often choose to complete their secondary school studies there. In addition, some students (a majority of whom were from Summerland) were not selected into the program in either location. This year, more than 140 students
applied for the 120 available spaces in School District 67. In Summerland, there were 44 applications for the 30 spots. Penticton received 96 applications for their 90 spots, making it unlikely that they will be able to accommodate transfer students from Summerland this year. These numbers do
not include applications received after the Feb. 1 deadline, and applications from out-of-catchment students. This means that between 20 and 25 students in School District 67 will be completely excluded from any access to this program this year, an all-time high. Student selection
into the program will be by lottery. Please join us in advocating for the creation of another French Immersion class, preferably in Summerland, so that all interested students can have the benefit of this excellent educational program. You can find more details on our website at www.par-
The Early years
Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum
One of the first high school dance productions in Summerland was performed on a makeshift stage behind the old high school to celebrate the coronation of King George VI in 1937. Most of us probably weren’t there for that performance, but there’s a new show in town that we don’t have to miss. Get your tickets for Summerland Secondary School’s production of Hairspray! and experience an enjoyable evening of musical theatre.
Legislature has not met for eight months Dear Editor: Wow, our province’s Legislative Assembly again started to work on Feb. 13. The last time our Legislative Assembly sat was on May 31, 2012. Fundamental to
our parliamentary process is an active Legislative Assembly where the elected government answers to our elected representatives. The passage of laws, the discussions of budgets and financial statements and
the opportunity for the opposition parties to question government actions are fundamental to our democratic process. None of this took place. Since May 31, our Legislative Assembly has not met.
Yet, in contrast, since May 31, Alberta’s Assembly has met 38 times, Saskatchewan’s 34 times, New Brunswick’s 35 times and Newfoundland’s 33 times. Either the Liberal party has snubbed
our province’s citizens or the Liberals have no understanding of our parliamentary system. In reality, British Columbia has been without a representative government for eight months. If the public gives
Christy Clark and the Liberal Party one vote in the next election, that is one vote too many. And this letter is coming from someone who once voted Liberal. David E. Gregory Summerland
ents4fsl.ca which also has links to our Facebook page and Twitter account. Please consider writing a letter of support to the School Board trustees (addresses available at the school district website www.sd67. bc.ca). Diana Fort and Ryan Moseley Summerland
Thanks for the ride
Dear Editor: On a cold and snowy day in December at 6:45 am. I ordered a cab for 10 a.m. Sitting and waiting for the cab which was 20 minutes late, I thought, “To heck with this,” and started walking to town. I had to go to the Bank of Montreal and thought I’d phone a cab from there. I was walking on the opposite side of the road when a young lady came out from the firehall. I started talking to her. I found her name was Allana Gould and I told her my story of sitting on my walker seat waiting for my cab to take me to lab at the Summerland Hospital for a blood test. She said, “Hop into my van and I’ll take you back to the lab.” I did this and she took me to the lab, waited for me and took me back to town to the Bank of Montreal. Truly she was a Good Samaritan on a very dismal start of my Wednesday. She renewed my faith in the human race and I’d like to say thank you to Allana Gould of the firehall. Her actions really did make a difference in my life. Eva Rea Summerland
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Delegation to visit Friendship City Summerland brings help to African city by John Arendt A delegation of seven people from Summerland will be in Kahama, Tanzania this month to bring donations and provide assistance. Brenda Lowe, president and founder of the One Person Project and organizer of the trip, said a container of items collected from Summerland and the South Okanagan has already been sent to Tanzania. The container is traveling overland to Kahama and will be set up in the hospital compound next to the last one shipped by the project. It is about 2.5 by three by 12 metres and is filled with hospital equipment, teacher resource materials, text and library books, sports uniforms and equipment, sustainable business items and bins of items that will be given to vulnerable families. The team this year consists of Dr. Glen Burgoyne; psychologist Nancy Comeau; registered nurses
Twyla Burgoyne, Pene Berthelson, LeAnne Davies and Anna Toon, as well as Lowe. The medical team will be teaching at the hospital and Lowe will be overseeing the emptying and distribution of the container contents. The hospital in Kahama has one doctor to serve a popu-
lation of one million people. For Lowe, this is the seventh trip she is making to Kahama. Lowe said interest in the One Person Project has been growing. “We’re doing really well and it’s getting better all the time,” she said. She added that the delegates are all pay-
ing their own travel costs. Fundraising from the One Person Project is not used to cover travel expenses. Summerland and Kahama have a Friendship City agreement in place. Since 2007, the One Person Project has provided more than $400,000 worth of resources and equip-
ment to families and organizations in Kahama and the Muhanga region of Rwanda. “What makes us so successful is that we go every year,” Lowe said. More information on the project and a link to a blog on the trip can be found online at theonepersonproject.org.
Container on its way
The third crate sent by the One Person Project has cleared customs in Dar es Salam in Tanzania. Seen here is the crate being closed at the Walmart parking lot in Penticton back in November. Left to right are Peter Smyth, Brenda Lowe, Denise MoTI Ad #966AWhittaker and Sheena Lowe, all members of the One Person Project. OKSH Hired Equipment
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The Okanagan Shuswap District of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is creating its list of registered Equipment for Hire for the fiscal year of 2013/2014, which begins April 1, 2013. This district geographically covers the area from the United States border, east to Osoyoos, west of Princeton and north of Salmon Arm. All individuals or companies registered in 2012 will have received invitations by mail to re‑register hired equipment for 2013. If you have new equipment to be added to your profile, you can register online at www.bcbid.ca or contact the District Office in Kelowna to obtain the appropriate forms. Any individuals who were not registered in 2011/2012, but wish to have equipment listed are hereby invited to contact the District Office, either in person or by phone, to obtain the appropriate registration forms. Note that while you do not need to have Commercial (Comprehensive) General Liability Insurance or up‑to‑date WorkSafe BC coverage to register, you will have to meet these requirements prior to working on any ministry projects. Only owned or lease‑to‑own equipment is eligible for registration. Equipment may only be registered in one area in any given year. Seniority is not transferable from area to area. The deadline for new registrations is midnight on Thursday, March 21, 2013. Late registrations will be accepted, but may appear at the bottom of the open list. Note that there is no charge for registering new equipment, or for changing or deleting equipment information already listed.
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Gunbarrel Saloon & Restaurant Corporation of Summerland Hillside Winery & Bistro Peacock’s Perch Neighborhood Pub Cronie Auto Parts Summerset Massage Therapy Heather’s Hair Salon TireCraft - Summerland CUPE 1136 Summerland TIM-BR Mart Adrian’s Automotive Hong Kong Garden Restaurant Prima Pizza Tim Hortons Royal Bank - Summerland Zia’s Stonehouse Restaurant Country Café Big O Tire - Summerland Bonitas Winery Canadian Tire Penny Lane Bargain Outlet Guillevin International Inc. Fortis - Bob Gibney Willowbrook Lane
A Special Thanks to Colin and Alana Buckingham Thank you to the businesses whose names we did not have at the time of printing.
Summerland Review Thursday, February 14, 2013
Early French immersion class planned by Barbara Manning Grimm
A new early French immersion program in the Okanagan Skaha School District would likely begin with one class in Summerland and two classes in Penticton. The program is currently in the study phase and wouldn’t begin until 2014 if approved later this spring by the board of the Okanagan Skaha School District. It
would start children in kindergarten and Grade 1 and complement the existing late French immersion classes that begin in Grade 6. Assistant superintendent Dave Burgoyne is leading the study and told the school district board’s education committee on Jan. 29 that based on parent surveys, he expects 18 to 20 would enrol in Summerland and 45 to 50 in Penticton.
Help for Agur Lake Camp
Agur Lake Camp Society Volunteer Katie Bowling (right) gratefully accepts a cheque for $2,500 from Wilma Moore of the IODE. The IODE Ladies have made this donation in support of the building of accessible trails at the camp. Agur Lake is a camp being developed west of Summerland so that special needs persons and their families can enjoy a barrier free wilderness camp and recreational facility.
NOTICE OF AGM
SUMMERLAND MUSEUM & HERITAGE SOCIETY
The space options for Summerland are Giant’s Head and Trout Creek Elementary Schools, while Carmi and Wiltse Elementary Schools are the possibilities for Penticton. He cautioned that the projections are for information only and will form part of the feasibility study presented to trustees in May for a decision. The school board also learned at its regular meeting Feb. 4 that administrators are prepared to run three Grade 6 classes in late French immersion in Penticton next year, based on 96 student applications received, and just a single class in Summerland based on 43 applications there. Trustee Linda Van Alphen of Summerland asked if administrators would consider adding another class in Summerland, but superintendent Wendy Hyer said the proposed arrangement makes the best use of available resources. Hyer added that everyone on last year’s Summerland wait list eventually made it into the program.
I.O.O.F HALL – 9536 Main Street Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 - 7pm Election of Directors
Carla McLeod Special to the Summerland Review
Wendy Goudie of Get Bent Arts and Recreation, leads seniors through some yoga exercises that can be done while sitting in a chair, during the Senior Forum held on Saturday at the Drop-In Centre.
YOUR COMMUNITY CONNECTION 13211 Henry Avenue 250-494-6451 • www.summerland.ca MAYOR: Janice Perrino COUNCILLORS: Lloyd Christopherson, Robert Hacking, Bruce Hallquist, Orv Robson, Marty Van Alphen, Peter Waterman
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Municipal Council will hold a Public Hearing to hear representations of interested persons who deem their interest in property affected by the below mentioned amendments to Summerland Official Community Plan (2008) Bylaw No. 2000- 310 and District of Summerland Zoning Bylaw No. 2000-450 at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 25th, 2013 in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Office, 13211 Henry Avenue, Summerland, B.C.: a) Location: Owner: Legal: Present Zoning: Proposed Zoning: Purpose:
Bylaw Number 2013-002 26405 Garnet Valley Road Garnet Valley Ranch Ltd. District Lot 3125, ODYD, Plan 30384 FG-Forestry Grazing A2-Agricultural Large Acreage Zone To amend the Zoning designation of the property to permit agricultural uses including 80 acres of vineyard.
SUBJECT AREA OF LOT ALR
FG to A2 FG
b) Bylaw Number 2013-003 Location: Bentley Road Industrial Area (10 parcels) Current Official Community Plan Designation: A-Agricultural Proposed Official Community Plan Designation(s): LI-Light Industrial; Address Policy for Light Industrial; Add a Development Permit Area and prepare a corresponding Schedule Q-Bentley Road Industrial Development Permit Area Map. Zoning Text Amendments: To add ‘definitions’ in response to Bentley Road Industrial Area planning work (eg broadcasting studios and Industrial High Technology Research and Product Design) To amend ‘definitions’ being ‘housing, Apartment’ and add ‘parking and loading regulations’
OCP Designation Change from AG to Industrial
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Inquiries relative to the above proposed bylaws should be directed to the Municipal Office, 13211 Henry Avenue, Summerland, B.C. Copies of the bylaws and related correspondence are available for inspection at the Municipal Office during normal business hours (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.), Monday to Friday inclusive (excluding Statutory Holidays), up to and including February 25th, 2013. Please note that all correspondence submitted to the District of Summerland in response to this Notice will form part of a public record and will be published in a meeting agenda when this matter is before the Council or a Committee of Council. The District considers the author’s address relevant to Council’s consideration of this matter and will discuss this personal information. The author’s phone number and email address is not relevant and should not be included in the correspondence if the author does not wish this personal information disclosed. Council will receive no representation after the conclusion of the Public Hearing. Maureen Fugeta Corporate Officer
Donations sought for boy Donations are being sought to help with the expenses of a six-year-old Summerland boy who is going through a series of heart surgeries. Karsen Skoczylas has been in Vancouver for months at a time for six operations, four of which were open-heart surgeries. He was born with a ventricular septal defect which consisted of two holes in his heart. He underwent his first surgery when he was nine days old. The holes were successfully closed, but a problem with his aortic valve was not repaired. His mother, Mesha Skoczylas, has been putting her life and work on hold to deal with her little boy’s health complications. Friends of the
family are trying to raise some money to help with expenses. Donations are being accepted at the Summerland Soleil Tanning Salon at 1-13219 North Victoria Rd. A dance class planned for next week will also raise money for the family as well as for Summerland’s dry grad. It is a Zumba dance class at Summerland Middle School Feb. 18 from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Helping teach the class will be members of the Summerland Steam. Proceeds from the tickets will be split between the family and the dry grad. The salsa dance fitness class for adults is usually taught on Monday and Wednesday nights by Mary Ann Chartrand.
Thursday, February 14, 2013 Summerland Review
Carla McLeod Special to the Summerland Review
Winner of the speech contest for the United Nations Pilgrimage for Youth, Dana Johnson from Penticton Secondary High School, is seen here being congratulated by Burga Black. The Faith Rebekah Lodge hosted the contest at the IOOF Hall on Friday evening. The competition was open to high school students from the Okanagan Valley. The Rebekahs will pay all the winners expenses for the trip to the United Nations building where she will meet with other young delegates from around the world.
Another Queen’s medal for Quarton Harry Quarton of Summerland has
been informed that he will be receiving
The BC Services Card. Your CareCard, and more.
the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal from the National Council of Veterans Associations in Ottawa. Quarton has been a director of the NCVA for 20 years. The organization includes 60 veterans associa-
tions across Canada, including Army, Navy, Air Force and RCMP. With this medal Quarton will have received all four of Her Majesty’s medals, the Queen, Silver, Diamond and Jubilee Medals.
Quarton and his wife May are in Palm Springs until early April. He is again involved in the Canadian Forces Tribute which takes place at the Palm Springs Air Museum in early March.
Justice Jam raises money The Justice Jam music fundraiser held in Summerland recently raised $915.85 to fight human trafficking.
The event was sponsored by the SADI Unity Youth Club and featured artists Leisha Marie, Soul Power and
Groundswell, who donated their time and talent. The money goes to the International Justice Mission, ijm.org.
Messner Kenney LLP
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One card. Many services. The new BC Services Card is part of government’s plan to modernize BC’s health care system. It replaces your CareCard, can be combined with your driver’s licence, and also acts as your photo ID. It’s more convenient and more secure, with enhanced features to protect your personal information. And getting yours is easy. Starting February 15, 2013, and for the next five years, you can simply enrol when renewing your driver’s licence. And even if you don’t drive, you can enrol at the nearest location where driver’s licences are issued. To learn more visit: BCServicesCard.ca
We are pleased to announce the opening of our new office at 445 Ellis Street, Penticton, BC on February 1, 2013
Jaimie Kidston will be heading the branch operations in Penticton, as well as continuing to work with clients and matters in 100 Mile House and area. Ms. Kidston will be focusing her practice in the areas of civil, personal injury and estate litigation as well as estate law generally including planning, wills and probate matters. Serving the Cariboo and area’s legal needs for 44 years, Messner Kenney’s lawyers Peter Messner, Q.C., Julian Kenney, Heidi Zetzsche and Jaimie Kidston will continue to provide a full range of legal services in 100 Mile House including: ♦ Real Estate & Property Development Law ♦ Personal Injury, Accident & ICBC Claims ♦ Civil Litigation ♦ Corporate, Commercial & Business Law ♦ Taxation, Wealth Preservation and Pension Law ♦ Wills & Estates ♦ Bankruptcy & Insolvency and Foreclosure Law ♦ Family & Divorce Law
Clients can reach any of our lawyers by calling Messner Kenney LLP in 100 Mile House at (250) 395-3881 or in Penticton at (250) 492-4400
Summerland Review Thursday, February 14, 2013
Heritage quiz answers The Feb. 7 Summerland Review featured a Summerland history quiz. Here are the answers to the quiz. 1. Nicola Prairie, Siwash Flat and West Summerland were all names for the area now known as downtown Summerland. 2. The Pierre family was part of the Okanagan First Nation, the Penticton Indian Band and the Interior Salish Tribe 3. John Moore Robinson thought there was gold in the hills. Sir Thomas Shaughnessy thought it was a good investment. 4. The name Summerland came from a spiritualist hymn sung at séances. 5. Transportation used by the early settlers to reach Summerland was horseback. 6. The first person to pre-empt land was Alex McLennan, then the Gartrells. 7. James Ritchie arrived here in 1903 from Manitoba. He started the Garnett Valley Lumber Company, he was involved in a land exchange with the Pierre family. 8. Summerland (on the lake) began in 1902 but was not incorporated until
1906. 9. Summerland has had two main townsites that came together with one post office in 1964. In the 1920s there were many fires in Lowertown. In 1956 the main highway through the Okanagan was rerouted up Summerland Hill. Due to the clay cliffs, there was little room for the town to grow. 10. Fruit ranching was responsible for the growth of Summerland. 11. The climate in this area was ideal for the fruit industry except it is semi-arid. Many kilometres of flumes were constructed to carry water. 12. Other related industries included a box making factory, packing houses and a cherry pitting plant. 13. The Dominion Experimental Farm is now called the Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre. 14. In 1915 the Kettle Valley Railway was completed. 15. Winslow, Crump, Kirton and Thirsk were stops along the railway. 16. The Tudor Revival architecture style or Olde English was chosen because there are
many buildings still standing in Summerland that were built around 100 years ago. These include; the ReMax Realty building, Zias Stonehouse Restaurant and St. Stephen’s Anglican Church. 17. In 1967, the year that Canada celebrated its centennial, most of the streets in Summerland were renamed after pioneer families. 18. Summerland has been home to quite a few celebrities including George Ryga, playwright, Irvine Adams, pastel artist and Nicole Dunsdon, the last Miss Canada.
Breakfast program fundraiser
Staff at Summerland Credit Union provided $500 to the breakfast program at Summerland schools. Laceydawn Loeppky of the Summerland Asset Development Initiative, third from left, Val Wright of the Giant’s Head School program, fifth from left and Cindy Barbier, sixth from left, receive the cheque from Herlinda Burt of the Summerland Credit Union, fourth from left. The money raised came from the sale of stuffed owls, shown in the foreground. From the sale of each $12 owl, $10 went to fund the breakfast program. The owls were sold as a Credit Union fundraiser before Christmas.
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Discussion examines art “Art is in the eye of the beholder” is the topic at next Wednesday’s Philosophers’ Cafe being held at the Summerland Arts Centre. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Discussion begins at 7 p.m. Organized by the Community Cultural Development Committee. Refreshments available. Admission by donation. The speaker is Paul Crawford, curator of the Penticton Art Gallery.
At the museum
You Are Here opens Friday, Feb. 15 at the Penticton Museum and Archives, 785 Main St from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Appetizers, wine and non-alcoholic beverages will be on offer. Admission by donation.
Hairspray school production
The musical Hairspray! continues at the Centre Stage Theatre. Here are Emily Schatz as Tracy Turnblad and Kieran Braid as Link Larkin in the production by Summerland Secondary It’s our 7th Anniversary School’s musical theatre department. Performances are at 7 p.m. tonight, Friday, Saturday and Feb. 20 to 23. Tickets are on sale at the school office.
Hey Summerland! Come celebrate with us!
You’re warmly invited to our Open House. Enjoy entertainment, refreshments and a slice of anniversary cake! Meet the residents and staff at the beautiful Summerland Seniors Village.
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Liberia 77, a film by Summerland brothers, Jeff and Andrew Topham, will be on Knowledge Network (channel 10) on Tues-
David Finnis day, Feb. 19 at 9 p.m. A tattered envelope of their Dad’s old photos leads Canadian brothers on an adventure in photography, memory and culpability in the wartorn African country of their childhood.
Summerland Secondary School’s musical theatre program is presenting the musical Hairspray! at Centre Stage Theatre. Performances are Feb. 14 to 16 and Feb. 20 to 23 at 7 p.m.
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Tickets are on sale now at the Summerland Secondary School office. This play about an overweight teen who seeks a role on a television dance show addresses prejudices and is appropriately being performed just prior to Anti-Bullying Day on Feb. 27.
Call Jo Freed or Pat Lindsay at 250-494-5406
There is a call for submissions for artists interested in being in the Okanagan Erotic Art Show. For more information go to www.okanaganeroticartshow.com or Facebook.
A Royal Affair, the next film in the Kitchen Stove Film series, will be shown at the Landmark Cinema on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 4 and 7 p.m. As finely crafted as the embroidery on the queen’s gown, this superb 18th century historical drama is based on the true story of King Christian VII of Denmark. Tickets available at the Penticton Art Gallery, 199 Marina Way (250-493-2928) and the Book Shop, 242 Main Street (250-4926661). Limited tickets may be available at the door. ❏❏❏ If you know of an event you feel should be included in the Arts Palette or on the Arts Council’s online calendar, please email dfinnis@telus. net or call 250-4948994. http://summerlandarts.com and http://twitter.com/ artspalette. David Finnis is the president of the Summerland Community Arts Council.
The Council of Senior Citizens Organization is an advocacy group devoted to improving the quality of life for all seniors. Seniors’ organizations and associations wishing to affiliate and individual members please call Ernie Bayer at 604-576-9734.
Summerland Review Thursday, February 14, 2013
What’s up Summerland and region
Al-Anon offers help to families and friends of alcoholics. Summerland Serenity Group meets Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. in the United Church hall. Call 250-490-9272 for more information. Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers meet at the Harold Simpson Memorial Youth Centre on Thursday evenings. Beavers meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Cubs meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Scouts meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Venturers meet from 7:30 to 9 p.m. For details call DeeDee at 250-404-0406. Come try your hand at an old art made new. The traditional Rug Hookers of the South Okanagan meet every Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Summerland Art Gallery on Main Street. Visitors always welcome. Lots of are supplies available. Try your hand at this timeless art. For more information phone Marilyn at 250-494-6434 or Juliet at 250-494-1278. Euchre is played every second and fourth Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Seniors Drop-in Centre, 9710 Brown St. Seniors’ volleyball at the Youth Centre beginning at 10 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. For additional information call Jane or Frank at 250-494-4666. Summerland Lions Club meets on the first and third Thursdays of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Harold Simpson Youth Centre, 9111 Peach Orchard Rd. For more information call Gladys Schmidt at 250494-4933. Summerland Material Girls Quilt Guild meets the second and fourth Thursday of the month from September to May at 9 a.m. at the Harold Simpson Memorial Youth Centre, 9111 Peach Orchard Rd. For more information call Doris Flynn at 250-4947262. Summerland Sportsmen’s Association meets every third Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at Summerland Legion.The SSA focuses on fishing, shooting, hunting, arch-
ery and conservation and is affiliated with the B.C. Wildlife Federation. New members welcome. TOPS BC #725 Summerland meets every Thursday in the lower level of the Seniors’ Drop-in Centre, 9710 Brown St. Weigh-in is from 5:30 to 6 p.m. and is followed by a meeting. For more information call Irene at 250-494-5484. The Rug Hooking Circle meets every second and fourth Thursday of the month from noon to 3 p.m. at Leir House Arts and Cultural Centre, 220 Manor Park Ave., Penticton. Practice a traditional Canadian art form in a group setting. Host is certified teacher, fibre artist and published contributor Angela Possak. 250767-0206 or online rughookingteacher.ca. The Summerland Multiple Sclerosis Group meets on the first Thursday of every month at 10:30 a.m. at the MS office, 3373 Skaha Rd., Penticton. Everyone welcome. For more information call Sherry at 250-493-6564.
The 890 Wing of the South Okanagan Air Force Association of Canada have a gettogether every Friday night from 4 p.m. at the clubhouse at 126 Dakota Ave. in Penticton. New members are welcome. For more information, phone Fred Monteith at 250-497-8490. Bridge is played every Friday at 1 p.m. at the Seniors’ Drop-In Centre, 9710 Brown St. Phone 250-494-8164. Cribbage is played every Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Seniors’ Drop-in Centre, 9710 Brown St. Summerland Pleasure Painters meet Fridays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Harold Simpson Memorial Youth Centre. New members are welcome. Tai Chi at the Seniors Drop-In Centre, Fridays at 10:30 a.m. and Tuesdays at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Contact Nancy at 250-494-8902.
Sunday DivorceCare is for all
who are suffering from the difficulties resulting from separation or divorce. Meeting at Summerland Baptist Church just inside the Victoria St. entrance on Sundays 5 to 7 p.m. A free course is offered. Please call 250-4943313 or just walk in. Jazz Vespers at St. Saviour’s Anglican Church in Penticton are held through the fall and winter on the third Sunday of each month at 4: 30 p.m. The annual Summerland Blossom Pageant Tea and Fashion Show will be held at the Summerland Waterfront Resort on Sunday Feb. 17 at 1:30 pm. Tickets can be purchased from the pageant candidates and royalty as well as at Penny Lane Bargain Outlet Clothing Store. Vintage Car Club, South Okanagan Chapter, meets the last Sunday of every month at 2 p.m. in the Youth Centre on Peach Orchard Road. Anyone interested in vintage cars (cars which are 25 years or older) is invited to attend. For more information on the club phone 250-494-5473.
Dabber Bingo is played at the Senior Drop-in Centre, 9710 Brown St., every Monday at 1:30 p.m. 16 regular games, Lucky 7, Odd/Even, Bonanza. Everyone is welcome. License #832873. Join us for Pickleball, a tennis-like game, fun for all ages, at the Summerland Baptist Church gym, Victoria Road entrance, Mondays from 3 to 5 p.m. Paddles provided. Wear comfortable clothes and gym shoes. For more information call 250-494-3881. Men — Love to Sing? Okanagan Christian Men’s Choir. This non-denominational choir invites you to join us, have fun, sing unto the Lord and enjoy the fellowship of other singers. Mondays 7 to 9 p.m. at Summerland Baptist Church, Fireside Room. For more information contact Hans at 250494-7127. The South Okanagan Orchid Society meets the third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at Okanagan College in Penticton. The group meets September to June. For more information, contact Joan at 250-494-4293. The Summerland Crokinole Club meets
Monday nights at 6:308:30 at the Summerland senior centre. Contact Darlene at 250-4949310.
Tuesday Bridge games at St. Stephen’s Church Hall on Tuesdays beginning at 1 p.m. New players are always welcome. Refreshments. Call 250494-6116 or 250-4945363. Quest Society of Summerland meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the meeting room at 9700 Brown St. (Parkdale Place). For more information phone Marilyn Topham at 250-4946434 or Joan Lansdell at 778-476-0596. This month’s speaker will be Heather Whitney, Pathologist with Interior Health. She will be speaking at 7:30 pm. South Okanagan Genealogical Society is open on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Penticton Library Museum building. Contact Nola Reid at 250-492-0751. Step out. Have fun. Come sing. Peach Blossom Chorus meets Tuesday evenings at the Shatford Centre, 760 Main St., Penticton. For more information call 250-494-0815 or 250-492-3032. Summerland Caregiver Support Group meets on the first and third Tuesday of every month from 1:30 to 3
p.m. at the Summerland Health Centre. Call Cindy at 250-404-8072. Summerland Kiwanis Club meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Kiwanis Lodge on Quinpool. New members are welcome. Contact Robert Beers at 250-490-9645 or 250-488-6491. Summerland VIP (Visually Impaired Persons) members and friends meet the second Tuesday of the month at Parkdale Lounge.
Summerland Air Cadets parade Wednesday nights, 18:15 to 21:30 hours at Harold Simpson Memorial Youth Centre, 9111 Peach Orchard Rd. All youth aged 12 to 18 welcome. Call the Air Cadet office at 250494-7988. Summerland ATV Club meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Summerland Library lower level. The club promotes responsible ridership including registration, insurance, safety certification and scheduled pleasure rides. Membership includes orchardists, farmers, ranchers and fun seekers of all ages including those with disabilities. Summerland Scribes, a group for creative writers passionately engaged in
works of fiction, creative non-fiction and playwriting, meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Summerland Arts Centre, 9533 Main St. Call John at 250-4940460. The Summerland Badminton Club plays every Wednesday at 7 p.m. all year. Shaun at 250-494-1513.
Upcoming Diabetes and nutrition programs are being presented at the Summerland Health Centre from January to June. The next session is on cholesterol and heart health and is set for Feb. 26 from 9 to 11 a.m. Participants will learn about the different cholesterol and lipid levels and what they mean, get tips for shopping and preparing lower fat, higher fibre, lower salt foods, get motivated to get or stay active and set a goals to improve cholesterol levels. A spouse, family member or other support person is welcome to attend. To register or find out more call Interior Health at 250770-3530 or 800-7078550. SOAP Players are presenting the comedy Love, Loss and What I Wore by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron March 1 and 2 at Summerland Centre Stage. The play will also be presented
March 8 and 9 at the Osoyoos Minitheatre and March 15 and 16 at the Oliver Seniors Centre. Tickets are available at the Sweet Tooth in Summerland, Sundance Video in Oliver, Your Dollar Store with More in Osoyoos and Dragon’s Den in Penticton. More information is available at SOAP@telus.net and 250-498-3597. Summerland Museum annual general meeting, Saturday, March 2, 7 p.m. at the IOOF Hall, 9536 Main St. If you have a passion for history and an interest in keeping the spirit of our pioneers alive, we need you. Become a member or join our board. After the meeting there will be an entertaining preview of the museum’s new exhibit which will open in May. Everyone is welcome. For more information phone 250494-9395. Summerland Senior Oldtimer Hockey Group for ages 55 to 85+ plays Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 8 to 9:30 a.m. For registration and details contact Wayne at 250-4947460. Support Summerland Secondary School students’ missionary trip to Africa, orphanage project by donating your recyclables to Tanzania 2013 at the Summerland Bottle Depot.
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Sunday Services - 8:30 am & 10 am Office Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday - 9 am - 1 pm
10318 Elliott Street Worship Services 9:00 AM & 11:00 AM SBC Kids @ 9:00 AM
9311 Prairie Valley Rd. (Stone Church in Summerland)
250-494-3466 The Reverend Canon Rick Paulin
The Church on the Hill
www.summeranglican.ca modern clean banquet facility available
Lead Pastor: Larry Schram Associate Pastor: Del Riemer For info or help call 250-494-3881 www.summerlandbaptist.ca
St. john’S lutheran
“Leading people to live by God’s grace and Christ’s teachings”
N. Victoria & Blair Sts. 250-494-9309 Family Worship - 10:00 am with Children’s Learning Time / Nursery-Grade 6 Pastor: Michael Colbeck
9918 Julia Street Worship with us, Sunday at 10:30 am Loving God, Loving People Lead Pastor: Rev. Jack McNeil
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14820 Victoria Road North Morning Worship: 10:00 am Children's Church & Nursery
10:00 am Morning Worship with Children's Program
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Pastor: Rev. Rick Gay Church Office: 250-494-9975
250-494-1514 (250-494-6181 Church Office) Come meet our new Minister Rev. Armand Houle
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Hilgersom swims to gold Madison Hilgersom, 12, struck gold at the Swim BC AA Short Course Championships over the weekend in Surrey. She won the 12-year-old 100 metre Backstroke in a time of 1:14.93. “The win is impressive, especially after a difficult race in the 200m Individual Medley thirty minutes before,” said Orca head coach Delano Ducheck. “This is Maddy’s first provincial meet,
and I always knew she had the endurance but the question was would she have the front end speed.” Hilgersom, a Grade 7 student at Summerland Middle School, had to come from behind a Fort St. John swimmer to win gold and also qualified for the AAA Championships, the highest level swimming competition in the province for her age. Also representing Summerland were
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Olli Dickson is in his first season with the Summerland Steam. His hometown is Penticton, and he graduated from Selkirk Secondary School in 2011. He was born in 1993 and started playing hockey in 1997 at the initiation level. Olli’s favourite hockey memory is his first WHL start in 2011 with the Tri City Americans. His favourite pre-game meal is spaghetti noodles covered in tomato soup. His favourite movies are Tropic Thunder and Black Hawk Down; his favourite song is Pop That by French Montana (Ft Drake, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne). Olli’s favorite saying is, “I love my friends.” HOME GAME SCHEDULE
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Dan Nixon, 14 and Brittany Parliament, 14. Nixon qualified in three finals and just missed the podium by 0.2 seconds. “Considering this is only Danny’s second year of competitive swimming, it is a great result.” Ducheck said. “Danny is a natural competitor who still has a lot of room for improvement as he learns the technical details of the sport.” Nixon had three top eight finishes, fourth in the 50 freestyle, tied for sixth in the 100 freestyle and sixth in the 100 butterfly. Parliament, 14, made her return to the Orca club after spending two years on Vancouver Island. Because her birthday
was the week before, she was forced to qualify in the older 14-year-old age category for this meet. “In terms of best times, Brittany had an outstanding meet, taking off a combined 27 seconds over five races,” said Ducheck. “Any time you are improving your own personal best times, you are moving in the right direction.” Since the Orca Swim Club is growing fast, Delano is setting their goals high for next year. “We want to bring a dozen or more swimmers to this competition next year,” he said. “We have many young and fiercely competitive swimmers coming up the ranks, so we are expecting a landslide
of qualifiers for this meet over the next two years.” This month is a busy month for ORCA with their fundraiser Swima-thon this weekend, Feb. 16 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. where swimmers will be completing a goal of 200 lengths or five kilometres in two hours. Also that weekend, Orca swimmer Jamie Ferguson, 15, heads to Saskatoon for Western Championships, the age group swim meet that pits the best swimmers from British Columbia to Manitoba. Tw o weeks later, Feb. 28 to March 3, Ferguson, Hilgersom and Haley Berrisford have all qualified for BC AAA Championships in Victoria.
World Championships in St. Moritz finished up last Sunday with the fourman event. None of the three Canadian teams had good final results. Canada 1 placed 15th, Canada 2 18th and Canada 3 21st. The coaches’ decision to change the teams around for World Championships was surprising and didn’t produce the results they were hoping for. One doesn’t need to be an expert to realize that four 200plus pound athletes running at top speed and then jumping into a bathtub-size sled need a little time to work together and get their actions synchronized. Most of the top teams have been together for at least
a season, some for many seasons. As the announcer of the World Cup races, Martin Haver, says over and over, the start and load is a huge factor, because it sets up the velocity right from the beginning. However, Haver was complimentary about the driving of Summerland’s Justin Kripps, saying he has had a “standout rookie season” and, “We can expect to see great things from this young pilot.” Team Kripps left St. Moritz with an excellent 12th place finish in two-man (with Neville Wright on brakes), a wellearned sixth place finish driving as Canada 2 in the team event (with Luke Demetre on brakes), and a 21st place in
four-man (with James McNaughton, Tim Randall and Graham Rinholm). There is still one World Cup race left in the season and it will be in Sochi, Russia, home of the 2014 Winter Olympics. Team Canada travelled to Sochi from St. Moritz and have been excitedly tweeting and posting photos of the brand new Olympic sliding facility. They, along with the other competing countries have been using 10 days to train and learn the idiosyncrasies of the new track before the World Cup event this weekend. So far the reaction has been positive about beautiful facilities, exciting track and spectacular scenery.
Curling Summerland Curling Club Results: Feb. 4 to 8. The BCIMCA 70+ master men’s Zone 3 curling playdowns were held at the Summerland Curling Club Feb. 5 to 7 with skip Dale Abrey third rob Robinson, second Lorne Schwindt and lead John Blashko advancing to play in the Provincials in Nanaimo March 5 to 8. A total of six teams entered, with three from Summerland. They were Stan Green, Warren Parker and Hector Cartier. There was one Osoyoos team and two from Kelowna. The Stan Green team from Summerland played off in the final game of A side and Abrey from B side. It was a very close game, tied up coming home, the Green team with hammer. There were a lot of Summerland spectators to cheer on the Green team. Having last shot in the eighth end, the odds were in Green’s favour but his last shot was a difficult one as the Abrey team did a good job of cluttering up the front of the house. Thanks to everyone for coming out, and the best of luck to the Abrey team in Nanaimo. Monday senior men: Dale Abrey defeated Paul Cowen, Eric Johnson defeated Hector Cartier, Warren Parker defeated Bob Ezart, Stan Green defeated Lionel Coleman. Monday evening men: Stan Green defeated Steve Clement, Rick Drewnisz defeated Ken Rae, Russ Lemke tied Rob Robinson, Mike Lemke tied Gary Raymond. Tuesday morning mixed: Bill Penman tied Jerry Lidin, Murray Brown defeated Bob Ezart, Ev Gillespie defeated John Nicolson. Tuesday evening ladies: Wendi Archer defeated Sue Johnston, Betty Raymond defeated Judy Beck, Lil Blashko defeated Diane Krancenblum, Michelle Robinson defeated Gail Ostaficiuk. Wednesday evening men: Ken Rae tied Gary Raymond, Eric Cooper defeated Dave Gartrell, Steve Clement tied Glen Brennan, Gary Wingerak defeated Rick Drewnisz. Thursday morning ladies: Diana Leitch tied RoseMarie Fenrich, Betty Raymond defeated Diane Krancenblum, Rose McNeill defeated Ev Gillespie. Thursday evening open: Dale Abrey defeated Jodie Brennan, Gary Raymond defeated Barry Borrett, John McKay defeated Tony Blashko, Russ Lemke tied Glen Brennan. Thursday late evening: John Egyed defeated Eric Johnson, Don St. John defeated Ken Rae. Friday evening mixed: John Nicolson defeated Ron Robinson, Nick Machuik tied Dave Tether, Steve Favel defeated Ed Harris. Friday late evening mixed: Tracy Waddington defeated Dave Hood, Bonnie Young defeated Ian Rogers, Allen Tower defeated Mark Cameron, Blair Stuckey defeated Val Utigard. Tip of the week: When it is the skips turn to deliver their stone usually the third holds the broom in the house.
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