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Whether the Hells Angels are just a group of motorcycle enthusiasts or a criminal organization capable of “horrible things” was at issue in a Kelowna courtroom Tuesday as a justice struggled to determine how to factor in Joseph Bruce Skreptak’s membership in the club while considering his sentence for punching a father in the face while trying to extract a confession from the man’s son. Late on Nov. 1, 2010, Skreptak, 47, went to the home of a Kelowna teenager to confront him about approximately $10,000 in jewelry that had gone missing from his home. While in the one-room apartment, Skreptak punched the youth’s father four to five times, the court heard. As a result, the man’s left side of his face was pushed in and he suffered fractures to the bones around his eye that required surgery to insert plates, said Crown counsel Catherine Fedder. And while the justice was told it is not known whether Skreptak punched the man out of intimidation or because he was frustrated the father was “lipping” him off, the Crown said the two teens present for the assault were intimidated by the knowledge that Skreptak was a member of the Hells Angels. “This case is…about a grown man who chooses to use his position as a member of an outlaw motorcycle gang to bully two teenagers and a defenceless man,” said Fedder. Rather than go to police about the missing items, he resorted to “extreme violence” to get the information he wanted, she said. But defence lawyer Brian Jackson said Skreptak didn’t go to the police because he didn’t want to get the kids, who apparently sold the stolen jewelry for marijuana, in trouble. “He’s the first one to admit he approached this in the wrong way,” said Jackson. “He’s embarrassed by it.” “(But) whatever happened that night had nothing to do with the Hells Angels,” he added. Fedder, however, argued the teens couldn’t strip away their knowledge of Skreptak’s membership and their perception of the group.

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PINK SHIRT DAY…Both kids and adults across the Central Okanagan wore pink T-shirts to school or work on Wednesday to reinforce the anti-bullying message that Pink Shirt Day is

meant to send across Canada. Among them were Grade 6 students from First Lutheran Christian School in Kelowna (from left) Kaiya MacLeod, Tessa Monaghan, Chilina Crawford, Ysabelle Hohn and Claire Brucker. And staff members of the Capital News who wore pink T-shirts to work.

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Long-time Lake Country resident Mike Nuyens will carry the NDP banner in Kelowna-Lake Country in the upcoming provincial election. Nuyens, a machine operator for a road maintenance company and elected official with the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union, won the party’s nomination Tuesday night, defeating UBC Okanagan student Tom Macauley. Nuyens will challenge incumbent Liberal MLA and B.C Minister of Agriculture Norm Letnick in the May 14 election. “I’m excited to bring positive change to the people of British Columbia, especially in my community,” said Nuyens following his nomination victory. “Together with (party leader) Adrian (Dix) and the B.C. NDP, we are taking practical steps to bring change for the better to Kelowna-Lake Country.” Nuyens, 52, has lived his entire life in Lake

Country and feels his connection in the community will help in the election race. He said he decided to run because he feels the public is looking for a change in the riding. “Working families are looking at the problem of how are they going to provide for their families and as a result are looking at policies of the government,” he said. Nuyens has started, owned and operated two excavation and gravel businesses in the Okanagan in the past, and has been involved in the union movement in several capacities. He is married and has two sons.   Dix, who was in Kelowna on Wednesday and showed off five of the six Okanagan candidates who will run for the NDP, said he was happy to see a candidate named in Kelowna-Lake Country. Nuyens is the last NDP candidate to be named here. Carole Gordon was nominated a year ago in Westside-Kelowna and Dayleen Van Ryswyk has been acclaimed the NDP’s Kelonwa-Mission candidate. “I am really looking

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NDP LEADER Adrian Dix (left) talks to the media Wednesday in Kelowna as local NDP candidates (from left) Mark Olsen (Vernon-Monashee) Mike Nuyens (Kelowna-Lake Country), Dayleen Van Ryswyk (Kelowna-Mission) and Carole Gordon (Westside-Kelowna) look on. forward to working with all these candidates,” said Dix during his stop in Kelowna, where he reiterated his belief that the NDP have a good chance of winning seats in the Okanagan. Currently, all six Okanagan seats are held by MLAs originally voted in as Liberals. In Vernon and Penticton, the Liberal incumbents are not running again and in the Boundary-Similkameen rid-

ing John Slater, who won the riding for the Liberals in 2009, quit the party after it refused to back him for re-election. He has since said he will not run in May. On Tuesday, in his acceptance speech Nuyens, who grew up on an orchard and whose family is in the agriculture business, immediately took direct aim at Letnick, saying support for farmers and orchardists will be

a key theme in his campaign. “We need to work with our farming industry. We need to do more than just expand the tree fruit replant program,” said Nuyens. “What’s a replant program, Mr. Letnick, if the trees are not available to do a proper replant? We need to look at subsidizing our farmers so that they can compete against the influx and flooding of

our markets from other countries.” He also questioned Letnick’s commitment to agriculture, saying the incumbent Liberal MLA spends more time talking about health care than the needs of farmers and orchardists. In recent months, Letnick has held a series of public meetings about health care related issues. Prior to being named agriculture minister last year, Letnick headed a government committee charged with trying to figure out ways to improve the B.C. health care system. But Nuyens also talked about health care in his acceptance speech, saying B.C. needs a new Pharmacare plan that goes beyond what he called the “obvious benefits of lower drug costs through group purchasing and generic drugs” to one that ensures seniors get the right kind of care at the right time—from home care and home support, to independent living, assisted living, residential care and finally hospice and palliative care. Another theme for the newly minted NDP can-

didate will be support for small business. Nuyens called for more help for established businesses in the areas of skilled workers and technology implementation. With the riding being home to UBC Okanagan, Nuyens also touched on the need for more support for students, saying improvements in post-secondary education funding are needed. “Since the Liberals took power in 2001, tuition fees have more than doubled,” he said. “Non-repayable grants for students have been eliminated and students are graduating on average $27,000 in debt.” That also rang a chord for Westside-Kelowna NDP candidate Carole Gordon, who said the issue of students getting to and from UBCO from Westside is one she hears often on the doorstep from residents. She said she believes the carbon tax should be used for “its intended purpose” and help fund green initiatives such as transit in this area. awaters@kelownacapnews.com

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area of the city. Coun. Robert Hobson said while he expects the proposal will be seen by some as controversial, he likes it because it will benefit the city by adding more access to the lakeshore and more open public space in return for higher density. He said he remembers when the existing Manteo Resort opened and it was controversial because of the bright colours of the buildings. Coun. Luke Stack called the project “exciting” noting, like Waterfront Park which was added to the city as part of the agreement to allow the tower at the Grand Okanagan Resort downtown to be built, this project is also adding public space in return for higher density. Part of the plan calls

for a public access boardwalk along the lakeshore in front of the Manteo, something that does not currently exist. It would allow public access, along the lakeshore from the mouth of Mission Creek to Rotary Beach Park. In addition to the taller buildings and the additional townhouse units, the plan also calls for 775-square metres of commercial space along Lakeshore Road and a small expansion to the existing convention facilities contained in the existing resort. The two towers would be built in the middle of the site to cut down on shadows and maintain views for the site’s neighbours, said city planner Danielle Noble in presenting the plan to council.

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service area streetscape improvement. Those enhancements are being paid for by adjacent property owners on the street. Meanwhile, the second phase of the nearby Bernard Avenue revitalization work is continuing between Abbott Street and Pandosy. It is slated to be complete by late June, with the third and final phase —from Ellis Street to St. Paul Street set to be done in the fall.

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A young man who set his friend on fire as a prank will have to speak to high school students about the follies of his actions once out of jail in the hopes of deterring other young people from doing what they see glorified on television and the Internet. Judge Anne Wallace, in sentencing Mathew Sweet-Grant Tuesday for setting his friend ablaze, said she found it difficult to “fathom why anyone would do this to anyone.” “To us as adults, it is completely incomprehensible that people would think this way.” However, the court heard that Sweet-Grant and his friends had lit each other on fire over the years because they thought it was “cool” and it made them laugh. No one was hurt in the past, but on Dec. 8, 2012, Tyler Weir, 18, suffered second and third degree burns to 90 per cent of his back after Sweet-Grant, who was intoxicated, lit Weir on fire as he lay on the floor, likely passed out.

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The Crown argued that the public views them as “scary individuals capable of doing horrible things,” noted Justice Allan Betton, as he questioned lawyers extensively about the Hells Angels and the role Skreptak’s membership should play in sentencing. It’s a view the defence argues the justice should not agree with. “You can’t tarnish anyone in an organization based on conceptions of the public that may or not be true,” said Jackson. “Just because he’s a Hells Angel, doesn’t make him…a criminal.” Jackson also argued that the courts have determined in two trials that the club is not a criminal organization. Skreptak pleaded guilty to aggravated assault in December. Crown is asking for a jail sentence of three years, while defence asked for a “high provincial sentence.” Provincial jail time maxes out at two years less a day. Defence also asked for enhanced credit for the 111 days Skreptak spent in jail and credit for the 21 months he spent under house arrest at his lake front property, saying that one would be “hard pressed” to find more strict bail conditions in all of Canada. Crown is opposed to credit for house arrest and extra credit for time spent in jail. Sentencing arguments are expected to continue in April.


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esterday was anti-bullying day across Canada, a day when everyone is encouraged to wear a pink T-shirt as a statement for kindness and acceptance, rather than violence and abuse. As a parent of two youngsters, ages 6 and 4, I have wondered about the realities of dealing with bullying in their school years growing up, remembering what that experience was like for me and how that has evolved in the generations since the 1970s. Already my wife and I have had to deal with bullying situations, something I wouldn’t have thought of for kids under the age of 4, but there it is. And just in case I thought that wasn’t possible, the toddler in ques-

tion even took a verbal run at me. Students at First Lutheran Christian School recognized Pink Shirt Day by waving signs at passing commuters on Lakeshore Road with positive reminders such as “smile,” and “be a friend.” When asked what anti-bullying means to her, Grade 2 student Amaya Dobinson replied: “It means accepting people for who they are. We don’t have to be friends with everybody, but we need to respect people for who they are.”

If more adults would think that way, perhaps our kids might be better off. Pink Shirt Day began after an incident at a Nova Scotia Barry high school in 2007. A Gerding Grade 9 boy was mercilessly teased because he wore a pink polo shirt on the first day of school. In response, two students bought as many pink shirts as they could find at a thrift store and rallied other students to wear them the next day, in support of their harassed peer. Unfortunately, not everyone rallies to the defence of a classmate who

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is being bullied or harassed. From my own experience, the difficult years were in Grades 8 to 10, which back then was my junior secondary school era. I can remember being terrified heading off to school with my other friends on our bikes that first day of Grade 8, heading to an overcrowded school where bomb scares and evacuations were a weekly occurrence. The Grade 10s were like adults to me at that stage, skipping class and smoking just beyond the school grounds but within easy visibility of the classroom windows. I never used to go to the bathroom during class breaks because I was afraid I would get mugged inside by

the smokers. There were areas of the school outside that we didn’t venture to, my friend and I, because we might get beaten up. A wooden pathway bridge crossed the ditch that separated our school grounds from a neighbouring parking lot, and you didn’t cross unless the coast was clear. Otherwise, students would shake it violently until you fell off your bike trying to cross it. For my kids, I hope they’re able to deal with what lies ahead, that the anti-bullying message resonates with all those kids who were wearing pink shirts yesterday. Because together, they truly can make a difference for one another. bgerding@kelownacapnews.com


of those who keep dangerous/aggressive dogs/ breeds, as it should. After the attack on my son, I leaned into becoming an advocate for those in similar situations, and I learned a lot, very quickly. I became far more aware of how often people are irresponsible with their dogs and how all too often they expect that to be OK. Examples such as leaving dogs tied up outside businesses while owners rush inside, leaving dogs tied unattended to trees in public parks, dogs off leash in areas not deemed off leash, dogs loose in the back of pick ups and dogs escaping their yards are just a few example of behaviour less than responsible in regards to dog ownership. All of these are problematic and complaints the RDCO dog control function would likely respond too. And when they do, sadly too often, they have to deal with confrontational owners, ones likely about to be ticketed. Bylaws are in place, and should be enforced, even at the expense of some delicate feelings. The surest way to avoid having to have a chat with RDCO dog control function is to simply comply with bylaws, most of us do, and will never have any issue with the RDCO dog control function. What I also saw after the attack on my son, was the level of empathy, compassion and professionalism showed by the officer who attended our case. Alan Duncan was nothing short of a pillar of what I would hope someone in his difficult position should be, and that is fair to all parties involved. All too often, com-

plaints or issues that involve less than safe dogs become a cyclone of emotions, it’s amazingly difficult for those owners to see past the big cute eyes and see that perhaps they have a serious risk on their hands. It’s easy to blame everyone else, but it’s your dog, your responsibility, your liability. Is the system perfect? No it isn’t. Does the system need to be fine tuned? Yes. But not towards the side of owners who choose to be less than responsible. Those involved in this issue know the consultant suggested a ‘three strikes and you’re out’ policy for aggressive dogs. If that was the case, would my son have been number two? Who would put their hand up to volunteer their child to be number three? The officers of the RDCO dog control function suffer malicious attacks on their character, I can’t allow that to continue without saying this—if not for Alan Duncan, I don’t know how much longer our healing would have taken, likely, much longer. I also need to express this to dog owners who choose to shirk the system: That is your choice, but when the hammer falls, it’s also yours to deal with. But please, take a moment to think of who or what you could be leaving in the wake of that decision. Dogs are a great part of our society, they do so much good for so many, when they are cared for and housed responsibly and not at the expense of anyone. Tamie Williams, Kelowna

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I was never notified of this by RDCO nor have I received any. I have always stated that I am not perfect and neither was Diesel, but have maintained that Diesel did not do what he was accused of. I feel I have been victimized by a few neighbours, and now by RDCO. I ask you: Who is callous? Who has the ego? Who is irresponsible? I have had a number of dogs over the years without any problems. Diesel is a victim, as was Shadow. The consultant who investigated the RDCO animal control was quite critical of many facets of their operation, including that they had no policy and procedures, no formalized training program among others. He also noted that they had little to no respect from most of the community. Diesel has been assessed by a provincial expert who stated that Diesel would not attack, but would not shy away from one either. This was testified to in court as was testimony that Diesel was attacked first. Diesel was assessed by a recognized provincial expert. Diesel has been called the $100,000 dog. The RDCO has only themselves to blame for this cost. They could have simply written a ticket and avoided not only the taxpayer cost, but my costs. If this is an example of how the RDCO animal control treats animals and their owners, I think that each and every animal owner should be very afraid. There are many more facts but only so much space. I hope this gives you a more realistic grasp of the situation and the RDCO actions and attitudes. Dave Smith, Kelowna

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To the editor: The following are some facts the Regional District of Central Okanagan does not seem to want the public to be aware of. The RDCO dog control’s own documentation shows they failed to open a file, much less investigate several incidents. They were aware since 2008 that I was involved in a neighbourhood dispute. One complainant’s statement mentioned her knocking on doors to get some action against (my dog) Diesel (me). Diesel was seized over two years after her accusation. The RDCO wrote numerous tickets which I contested in court. The RDCO did not win any of them. The RDCO, through their lawyer, opposed any bail for Diesel. The RDCO also opposed any increase in visitation. I got a total of one-half hour once per week. The RDCO did make an offer to release Diesel to me, after he had been caged for one year, and only after I filed job complaints. The RDCO was totally intransigent and would not negotiate. The RDCO never responded to my counteroffer. The latest RDCO offer was, in their words, non-negotiable. That is not an offer, this is dictating. It was stipulated in provincial court that no matter where Diesel was taken, other than this two-block area, there was never a problem and Diesel could and did interact with other dogs without attacking them. The provincial judge also stated that the failure of RDCO to explore all the options for settlement was in itself a reason to return Diesel to me. There were evidently been tons of Xmas cards, (and gifts) sent for Diesel.

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How should Kelowna mark the 10th anniversary of the devastating Okanagan Mountain Park wildfire? That’s the question city council is asking itself as the anniversary approaches this summer. The fire, which claimed 238 houses in the Mission area of the city, as well as several of the famed and historic wood-

en Kettle Valley Railway trestles in Myra Canyon and thousands of hectares of forest land, broke out in August 2003. No lives were lost to the fire but the amount of property damage was immense. With more than 30,000 people evacuated, it was, at the time, the largest urban evacuation ever in Canada. Mayor Walter Gray, who was mayor at the time of the fire, said the

city has been asked by some in the community if any sort of anniversary event is planned. While he said he would like to gather feedback from the community before any decision is made, Coun. Maxine DeHart said she has already heard from some people about it. She said after he was asked what plans the city had, if any, she thought about it and felt the city

should do something. But then she was talking to friends who lost their home to the fire and they expressed mixed feelings. Their house was one of the first to burn, said DeHart, and they told her they have moved on and would rather just forget about it. Coun. Gerry Zimmermann, who was the city’s fire chief at the time and who played a pivotal role

in helping save hundreds more homes that were in the fire’s path, said yesterday he feels the anniversary should be marked by council but in a quiet way. Gray said no decision has been made about the city acknowledging the 10th anniversary but he expected the media will write about it. He said he hopes to hear more from the community to help guide council’s decision.

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New W.K. municipal headquarters up for discussion Appetite from A1 In 2009, construction was completed on the Boucherie Centre Municipal Hall. Last year, a study determined the facility was at capacity and council was forced to convert the existing community portable into office space. Coun. Rick de Jong said he was excited to get the ball rolling on the long-term project. “Last year, we struggled as a local government: Do we put more money into this facility? Do we start thinking of planning for the future? Do we start to build a vision?” said de Jong. “We need to start moving forward, dare to dream, dare to build a vision. “This is going to be a long process, we need to make sure we are engaging the community and our business partners and thinking outside the box.” Mayor Doug Findlater said the document should promote a lot of discussion within the community. “I think it will give us a sense of direction…it may even generate some opportunities by putting it out there,” said Findlater. Council unanimously directed staff to proceed with the market sounding exercise for a new City Hall/Civic Centre on the Westside. wpaterson@kelownacapnews.com

Carla O’Brien United Way, said this region felt the drop-off in contributions that many other United Way regions across B.C. felt this past year as well. “I think the length of the recession, dating back to 2008, showed signs of beginning to catch up with us this past year,” O’Brien said. “The impact of that wasn’t immediate back then but I think we’re starting to feel the impact

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internet or in the library are a good start. Attending events such as ECF bring these to light. Often we hear that from our attendees and see the surprise and excitement when new opportunities are presented. Listen to your heart. You will know when you’ve come up on a career opportunity that truly inspires you. It is crucial to the process and takes you one step closer to your dream job! Get professional help. Career advisors are a great place to start and will assist with narrowing down your choices. As-

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that can help move you toward your career or educational goal. Whether you’re contemplating university, trades, a degree, an engineering technology diploma or a certificate that will launch your career, we have an astounding array of programs for you to choose among. With a reputation for excellence that spans five decades, there are many reasons to think about us when it is time to make a choice about the educational road ahead. Ninety-two per cent of our students say attending Okanagan College was a good experience for them 88 per cent would recommend their program to others. We’re affordable and close to home, with campuses in Kelowna, Vernon, Penticton and Salmon Arm. Our class sizes are small, providing an enhanced learning environment for students. It means you get to know your professors and instructors, not just their teaching assistants. Whether in the classroom, through financial aid or student success centres, our goal is to help students succeed. We’re ready when you are. Visit us online or call or e-mail our recruitment office to find out more and explore your options. We’ll gladly organize campus tours and information sessions to answer your questions.


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Kelowna Education & Career Fair - March 1, 2013 Delta Grand Okanagan Resort

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Dream Big, Be Prepared, Working in Hollywood as a Film/TV Actor PRESENTED BY:

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How to be a Professional Actor in Vancouver PRESENTED BY:

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SPORTS

Trio of 20s key to Rockets’ success Warren Henderson STAFF REPORTER

Not bad for a trio of cast-offs. In their last seasons of major junior hockey, 20-year-old forwards Dylen McKinlay, JT Barnett and Cody Fowlie are all making the most of their opportunities with the WHL’s Kelowna Rockets. “They’ve all been great,” Rockets assistant GM Lorne Frey said of the team’s over-age threesome. “They’ve worked hard, they’ve gotten along great with their teammates…it’s really unbelievable how well it’s worked out with all three. “They’ve been huge to our success, they’ve added stability and experience and they’ve brought depth to our team,” Frey added. “They were hungry and wanted to prove something. They’ve done that.” Caught in the over-age numbers game in Kootenay, the Rockets acquired McKinley prior to the regular season for a fifth-round bantam draft pick. The 5-foot-11 forward from Langley has responded with 21 goals and 59 points in 63 games

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and leads the Rockets with a +48 rating. Barnett, who had been cut loose by the Everett Silvertips, signed as a free agent with the Rockets the same day as McKinlay. Since recovering from an early knee injury, Barnett, a Scottsdale, Arizona native, has registered 13 goals and 26 points in 40 games. A few weeks later, when the Silvertips released Fowlie, the Rockets were quick to grab the Airdrie, Alta., native off the waiver wire. Fowlie has since piled up 17 goals and 36 points in 50 games. Initially, it didn’t look as though there would be room for all three over-agers on the Rockets roster, but when fellow 20-yearold Mitchell Chapman was forced to call it quits

due to injury, McKinlay, Barnett and Fowlie were all here to stay. Thanks in large part to the team’s surprising success on the ice, McKinlay couldn’t have asked for a much better scenario for his last WHL season. “I kind of knew I’d be moving (from Kootenay) and this is the place I wanted to come,” said McKinlay, who has played in 311 career WHL games. “It’s been refreshing for me and a really enjoyable year. I’m close friends with JT and Cody and it’s good to see them having success, too. It was a second chance for all of us, and we’re all doing well. Obvioulsy, it’s great to see the team having success, too.” For Fowlie’s part, the 6-foot, 200-pound forward has never enjoyed

the game more or been part of a more unified or committed group of players. “Everyone here wants to win and they want to be part of something special,” said Fowlie. “We just want to keep the culture here, and three of us just try and reinforce that. We try to go out and work hard every day, show the younger guys what it takes to be successful. I know we all really appreciate being here.” Barnett considers himself “blessed” to have landed in Kelowna and, like his best pals McKinlay and Fowlie, has no intention of wasting the opportunity. “All three of us didn’t want to come in and just play out our 20-year-old year, we wanted to make it mean something,” Barnett said. “We all want to continue with our careers after this, so when we come to the rink we don’t come here to mess around, we come to work. All three of us want to win and have fun, too, so that’s what we try to do. It’s been a great team to be around.” Rockets head coach Ryan Huska said the veteran trio has been vital to

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CODY FOWLIE is one of three 20-year-old forwards the Kelowna Rockets acquired this season. the team’s prosperity on and off the ice. “They all bring something a little differently individually, and they are three guys who have helped us in all aspects— power play, penalty killing and five-on-five,” Huska said. “But I think

more than anything, they are three great, young men. That’s been huge for us to have our three 20-year-olds be such a positive example and influence.”

ROCKET SHOTS…The Rockets (44-15-3-1)

play host to the Seattle Thunderbirds on Thursday night. The Lethbridge Hurricanes visit Prospera Place on Saturday night. Face off both nights is 7:05 p.m…Kelowna will visit the Kamloops Blazers on Sunday.

Warriors face Merritt in showdown for 2nd spot in BCHL A second-place finish in the Interior Division and home-ice advantage in the first round of the BCHL playoffs will both be on the line when the West Kelowna Warriors and Merritt Centennials meet this weekend for a home-and-home set. The teams will face off Friday night at LePage, before heading to Merritt for a rematch on Saturday night. The Centennials (31-15-2-3) lead the Warriors (26-13-3-9) by three points for second place. Both teams have five games remaining in the regular season. The Warriors are a perfect 5-0 against the Centennials this season, but all have been decided by one goal, including two of those in overtime. “Playing against Merritt is obviously a big

deal and so far we have done well with Merritt,” said West Kelowna Warriors forward Devon Hascarl. “When you go into Merritt it’s a small

arena and you have to be ready for a battle. Every win we get towards them is a big win for our team.” It was Hascarl who scored the game winner for the Warriors in a 2-1 win over Vernon Tuesday night at LePage. Goaltender Steven Myland was solid in the West Kelowna net making 34 saves for his third in in the last four games, Shawn Hochhuasen scored the other marker for the Warriors who won for the seventh time in nine games. Friday night’s game at LePage is West Kelowna’s final home date of the regular season. Following this weekend’s series with Merritt, the Warriors will wrap up the regular season with three games on the road next weekend in Victoria, Cowichan and Nanaimo.

CHIEFS ON ROAD SATURDAY…

The Kelowna Chiefs will be in Summerland Saturday night for Game 6 of their KIJHL firstround playoff series against the Steam. The clubs played Game 5 on Wednesday night at Rutland Arena, but a final score wasn’t available at press timer. After losing the first two games in the bestof-seven at home, the Chiefs rebounded with back-to-back wins in Summerland. On Tuesday, Kelowna evened the series with a 4-1 win. Marshall Sidwell had a goal and an assist while Kenny Fitzgerald stopped 37 shots in the Chiefs net. A seventh game, if necessary, will be played Sunday night at Rutland Arena.

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SPORTS

Immaculata girls take valley title

The host and topranked Immaculata Mustangs posted a 3-0 record last weekend en route to capturing the Okanagan Valley A girls basketball title for 2013. In the final, the Mustangs downed the No. 2 seeded team from Princeton 72-48. Jaedyn Penkala led the winners with 23 points, while Siobhan Fitzpatrick added 13. The Mustangs opened the weekend with a 10112 victory over A.L. Fortune, then defeated Keremeos 72-35. Olivia Johnson of the Mustangs was named the tournament’s MVP.

Coach Dino Gini prepared the team for the valleys and left assistant coaches Brian Grant, Leah Kouwenhoven and former Mustang  player assistant coach Katie Van de Sype (Woodman) to guide the ship. “This has been a fun ride thus far, this is one of the  deepest teams I have had at the senior girls level,” said Gini. “We are 12 deep, we  go 10  deep most games, we have a talented young group of grade 10’s that    have stepped up  and have improved a ton, we have six Grade 12s that have set a goal to bring the blue banner home and are just fan-

tastic leaders.” Immaculata will represent the Okanagan next week at the B.C. A girls basketball championship in Prince George.

MUSTANGS BOYS

The Immaculata Mustangs took second place at the Okanagan Valley A boys’ basketball tournament in Keremeos. In the final, the Mustangs battled hard before losing 73-60 to No. 1 ranked Keremeos. Alex Hart, who was forced to sit out the third quarter due to foul trouble, led Immaculata with 37 points, while Chris Maccdonell had 11.

In the opener, Hart had an eye-popping 71 points in a 131-20 win over Eagle River. In their second game, the Mustangs defeated St. Ann’s 82-73. “It was a great weekend,” said Mustangs coach Dino Gini. “I am very proud of the boys we battled through some tough situations, but we played our hearts out and over all we played solid basketball. I am hoping we are peaking at the right time.” The Mustangs will be the fifth seed at next week’s provincial A boys championship at University of Fraser Valley.

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THE KELOWNA Christian Knights celebrate their first ever Okanagan AA boys basketball title.

KC Knights win valley crown first time at AA level The transition to the AA level in senior boys basketball has been a pretty smooth one so far for the Kelowna Christian Knights. KCS captured the Okanagan Valley AA title on its first try last weekend in Kelowna, defeating South Okanagan Secondary 96-82 in the final. Drew Schulz scored 25 points and added six rebounds in the win, while

Ryan Linttell added 18 points. The Knights opened the tournament with a 106-57 victory over Valleyview. Linttell had 30 points and 11 rebounds. In Game 2, KCS beat Kamloops Westsyde 8147. Linttell and Daniel Seinen scored 12 points apiece. Drew Schulz was named the tournament’s most valuable player.

Linttell and Jordan Hass were each named first team all-stars. The Knights had won the Okanagan Valley A boys title four of the last five years before shifting to the AA designation for the first time this year. KCS will be in Kamloops next week for the B.C. boys AA basketball championship.

Midget Rockets in Kamloops The Kelowna Fripp Warehousing Rockets will be in Kamloops Saturday night for Game 2 of the Okanagan Mainline midget tier 1 championship.

The Rockets opened the best-of-three finale last weekend with a 3-1 win. Eric Noh scored twice and Ryan Lawson added a goal and an assist in the victory.

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THESE GIRLS ARE OUR LEADERS AND PLAYED OUTSTANDING ALL WEEKEND LONG. Patrick Oliveira, Mustangs coach

able piece to our team as we move forward.” The previous week, the Mustangs won their third straight city title with a 50-36 win over Knox.

KNOX BOYS WIN…

The Dr. Knox Falcons turned aside all challengers on the way to winning the Okanagan Valley Grade 9 boys basketball title. Parker Simson scored 23 points as Knox de-

feated KLO 89-50 in the valley final Saturday in Kamloops. Matt Lafontaine had a triple double with 13 points, 11 assists, and 11 rebounds. In the first round, the Falcons downed Salmon Arm 100-32 as Johnathan Landie scored 14 points. In the semi-final game Knox defeated South Kamloops 78-32 with Nav Sandhu leading the way with 15 points. Knox’s Matthew Lafontaine was selected tournament MVP, while Parker Simson was named to the valley allstar team. Other local players named to the all-star team were: Peter Warsnawksi (KLO), Eric Wright (Rutland), and Logan Jacob (Glenrosa). Dr. Knox will travel to Kitsilano for provincials March 7 to 9. A second Okanagan berth to provincials was on the line Tuesday night as KLO took on South Kamloops.

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IMMACULATA Mustangs won the Okanagan Grade 9 girls basketball title for the second straight year.

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The Rockets capped off an undefeated OMAHA post-season with a home-and-home final series win over Lillooet. Kelowna will represent the valley at the B.C. tier 4 championship March 17 to 21 in Lilliooet.

The KSS Owls have booked a spot in the B.C. AAA girls high school basketball championship next week in Langley. In a special wild card game for one qualifying berth Tuesday night in Merritt, the Owls defeated Gleneagle Secondary 65-38. Cassidy Kapaiwai led the way with 21 points and 11 rebounds, while Kiana Lalonde added 20 points. KSS will meet W.J. Mouat in the opening round of provincials on March 6. Meanwhile, the Owls settled for second best last weekend at the Okanagan

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tured the Okanagan Valley junior girls basketball title with a 42-38 victory over South Kamloops in the final. Hannah friesen hit two free throws with eight seconds left to seal the win. Friesen and Briscoe scored 13 points each in the win. In the semis, the Owls beat Princess Margaret 46-41. Selma Kusturica came off the bench late to score six points and grab three rebounds to help earn the win. Kelowna will travel to provincials March 6 to 9 in Langley.

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Bodychecking in Pee Wee hockey (with players aged 11-12) more than triples the risk of concussion and injury, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Calgary. The researchers compared rates of injury between Alberta Pee Wee leagues, which allow bodychecking, and Quebec leagues, which don’t. The study followed 74 Alberta teams (1,108 players) and 76 Quebec teams (1,046 players) for a season, recording how and when injuries occurred during a game. “I felt it was important to get some facts,” says Carolyn Emery PhD, who

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Valley senior girls AAA basketball finals. In the championship game, South Kamloops defeated the Owls 70-34. In the bronze medal game, Salmon Arm downed Mt. Boucherie 66-57. Three KSS players were named to the all-star team—Kiana Lalonde, Brooke Briscoe and Carl Corrado. Corrado was also a scholarship award winner. Boucherie’s Ashley Pohl also made the all-star team.

is a sport epidemiologist, a physiotherapist, as well as a coach and hockey parent. “The two leagues provided an excellent opportunity to study the public health impact of concussion and injury associated with bodychecking, and the facts speak for themselves.” Emery is a professor in the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Kinesiology and Faculty of Medicine and is funded by Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions. This is the first study of its kind to use valid injury surveillance and injury assessment by team physiotherapists and athletic therapists, along with follow-up by sport medi-

cine physicians. The findings showed that Alberta Pee Wee players suffered 209 injuries compared to only 70 for Quebec players; the ratio was similar for other categories such as severe injury (73 - 20), concussion (73 - 20), and severe concussion (14 - 4). The research, which was done in collaboration with researchers from McGill University and Laval University, will be published in the June 9 edition of the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association. Bodychecking in min-

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Lightning results from West Kelowna weekend meet

- Thirty-three members lof the host Liquid Lightyning Swim Club took the npool last weekend for a Jamboree Swim Meet at hJohnson Bentley Memorlial Aquatic Center. - Lightning swimmers achieved several new qualifying times, personsal best times, and postted first, second and thirdplace efforts. Lightning e Five swimmers achieved the eRegional Qualifying time efor 200 meter Individual Medley. By swimming ounder four minutes in this 9race, the following swimmers are able to attend future Regional Swim Meets: Taysah Boulter (3:49.75); Dawson Boys-

Kerekes (3:14.72); Ebony Dawick (3:45.92); Kaitlyn Luchka (3:52.18) and Gavin Newall (3:54.92). Twenty swimmers swam to 100% personal best times: Taysha Boulter, Dawson BoysKerekes, Loklin Brodie, Rory Brown, Kanani Coon, Ebony Dawick, Jenelle Dougan, Hanna Grover, Enrica Guidi, Alexander Hurd, Bogdan Khomulenko, Tyler Lum, Gavin Newall, Shyler Payne, Zaiden Payne, Samantha Pringle, Benjamin Strobel, Diana Trif, Daelyn Wagner, and Mari Weill. Other swimmers that swam best times included: Angelina Barkley, Kayne

Bellinger, Tate Connor, Lexis Falkingham, Shelbi Jardine, Victoria Koehle, Emma Mackenzie, Pierson Piche, Joshua Pilato, Ashlinn Salverda, and Rowan Salverda. Seventeen swimmers won first place spots: Kayne Bellinger (50 meter freestyle, 100 meter freestyle, 50 meter backstroke, 100 IM, 50 meter breaststroke), Taysha Boulter (200 IM, 50 free, 50 back, 100 back, 200 free), Dawson BoysKerekes (200 IM, 50 free, 100 free, 100 back, 200 breast, 50 fly); Loklin Brodie (50 free, 100 IM); Tate Connor (25 breast); Ebony Dawick (200 IM); Hanna Gro-

ver (25 fly); Enrica Guidi (50 free); Shelbi Jardine (100 IM); Kaitlyn Luchka (50 breast, 200 breast); Emma Mackenzie (25 free); Gavin Newall (200 IM, 50 free, 300 free, 100 back, 50 breast, 200 free); Pierson Piche (50 free, 50 back, 100 back, 100 IM, 25 fly); Joshua Pilato (100 IM), Samantha Pringle (25 back, 25 breast); Diana Trif (50 free, 300

free, 100 IM 200 back); Mari Weill (100 back). Seventeen swimmers won second place spots: Taysha Boulter (50 breast); Loklin Brodie (25 breast, 25 fly); Tate Connor (50 free, 100 IM); Jenelle Dougan (50 free, 100 back); Lexis Falkingham (50 free); Hanna Grover (50 free): Enrica Guidi (25 back, 50 back); Shelbi Jardine (50

back); Bogdan Khomulenko (50 free, 50 back, 100 IM); Victoria Koehle (100 breast); Kaitlyn Luchka (200 IM, 100 free, 100 back); Emma Mackenzie (25 breast); Pierson Piche (100 free); Joshua Pilato (100 back); Samantha Pringle (25 free, 25 fly); Rowan Salverda (100 IM); Mari Weill (200 free). Eleven swimmers

JUSTIN AUJLA-FIELDT (top), 19, of Kelowna and Chris Laas, 33, of Salmon Arm battle in the blue belt division of the inaugural Vernon Winter Classic Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Tournament Saturday at Vernon’s Priest Valley gym.

February bowling results ham’s Team 3039 and Youngsters 3033. Third section standings are lead by Graham’s Team and Lake Country Building with 34, followed by X Train Fitness 28, Youngsters 24, Bazinga 20, Capri Valley Lanes 17.5, Ok Restoration and Aquabase Carpet Cleaning at 16, Red Door Engraving 12, and Paul’s Bakery 8.5. High averages are Allen Burn – Aquabase Carpet Cleaning 241, Mike Courier – X Train Fitness 238, Shayne Davy – Grahams Team 235, Amanda Menta – Bazinga 225, Ashley Davy – Bazinga 224, and Charmaine Loff – Lake Country Building 214. Season Leader’s are ladies high single Amanda Menta – Bazinga 361, men’s high single Allen Burn – Aquabase Carpet Cleaning 416, ladies high series Ashley Davy – Bazinga 1169, men’s high series Mike Courier – X Train Fitness 1234, team high single Youngsters 996, team high series Youngsters 3356, and season standing leaders are Youngsters 270.5 followed by X Train Fitness

243, and Lake Country Building 241. Coming up are the 66th Annual B.C. Interior Championships March 15 and 16 Capri Lanes and YBC Youth Provincials March 2 Capri Lanes.

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Feb. 13 to 17: Girls high single— Brie-Lynn Sargeant (bantams) 181, Caitlyn Maday (juniors) 231, Marissa Maday (seniors) 284. Boys high single— Quinlan Macaulay (Bowlasauras) 96, Brandon McCarty (bantams) 152, Matthew Greer (junior) 205, Brandon Belbin and Devin Wapen (seniors) 235. Girls high double/triple—Brie-Lynn Sargeant (bantams) 424, Harli Loff (juniors) 619, Kelsie Zinger (seniors) 550. Boys high double/triple—Quinlan Macaulay (Bowlasauras) 162, Jordan Lloyd (bantams) 389, Matthew Greer (juniors) 518, Devin Wapen (seniors) 608. Bowlers of the week—I.J.Stewart (smurfs) +8, Jennifer Marois (seniors) +157.

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Minors checking a volatile issue Checking from A22 or hockey is a volatile and complex issue with strong advocates on either side of the debate. Last winter, Calgary Pee Wee hockey player Ash Kolstad was flattened by a blow to the head and sustained a severe concussion. Due to post-concussion symptoms, he has been unable to resume his normal life and only recently returned to school. “I feel that bodychecking is part of the game,” says

Rosalie Kolstad, “but I’m not sure if it needs to be part of the game at the Pee Wee level.” For her part, Dr. Emery hopes that her research will open a dialogue on whether checking should be allowed at all levels of Pee Wee hockey. “The public health impact is clear—if bodychecking were eliminated in Alberta Pee Wee, it is estimated that out of the 8,826 players registered, we could prevent over

1,000 game-related injuries per year and over 400 game-related concussions per year.” This research was

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won third place spots: Angelina Barkley (50 free), Tate Connor (50 back, 25 fly), Lexis Falkingham (25 free); Enrica Guidi (100 IM); Alexander Hurd (25 free); Shelbi Jardine (100 back); Kaitlyn Luchka (50 back); Emma Mackenzie (25 back, 25 fly); Joshua Pilato (50 free); Rowan Salverda (50 back); Diana Trif (50 fly).

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Ecologist looks to connect community, art and nature Internationally renowned ecological artist and poet Marlene Creates will be in Kelowna throughout March to present a series of talks and workshops about the links between art making and the natural world. Creates will facilitate two site-specific community art master classes, a public evening talk at the Kelowna Art Gallery, and numerous in-class lectures at UBC Okanagan—culminating in a special project for the Regional District of the Central Okanagan on March 22. The master classes are open to the public, and both of them will focus on the idea of place as a site of honour and acknowledgement. The art created in these classes will be a central theme at the March 22 event. Creates has participated in more than 300 solo and group exhibitions across North America, Asia and Europe, and taught visual arts at the University of Ottawa, Algonquin College, and the Nova Scotia Col-

lege of Art & Design. She has been a guest lecturer at more than 150 conferences and institutions, and her work can be found in numerous public collections including the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography and the National Gallery of Canada. Creates’ artistic interests include photography, relational aesthetics, ecology, poetry, and place. Since 2002, her principal artistic venture has been to pay close attention to one particular place—the six acres of boreal forest that she inhabits in Portugal Cove, Nfld. Creates records the life of the relationships that can be found in dynamic interactions with the wild. Her residency is sponsored by UBC’s Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies. For more information about Woodhaven, visit www.regionaldistrict.com/services/parks-services/ regional-parks/woodhaven-nature-conservancy.

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Master Class: Community-based Art Saturday, March 9, 1 to 5 p.m., at Woodhaven Nature Conservancy, 4711 Raymer Rd., Kelowna. Free, registration required. Contact Lori Mairs at art@lorimairs. com Public Lecture Thursday, March 14, 7 p.m., at the Kelowna Art Gallery, 1315 Water St. Free. Master Class: Community-based Art Saturday, March 16, 1 to 5 p.m., at Woodhaven Nature Conservancy. Free, registration required. Contact Lori Mairs at art@lorimairs. com Special Project for the Regional District Friday, March 22, at Woodhaven Nature Conservancy. Free, family-friendly event, everyone is welcome to attend.

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It was her first time making it to the top of the T-bar, a shining moment for any snowboarder, particularly when he pulled out the ring… Jennifer Smith STAFF REPORTER

Shaylene Ouellette will always remember the day her fiancé, Andrew Raisanen, got down on one knee in the snow, a blustery wind whipping around them, to ask her the big question. And should she ever forget, there’s a video. So well planned was Raisanen’s proposal, he managed to bring a group of their friends along to mark the occasion, and film the shock on her face as she turned back to check that he was taking pictures of the view only to find him down on one knee and her ring waiting. “He told me that we were going out with two other couples and their children for a ski weekend. It just seemed like something we would do,” said Ouellette, whose time off falls mid-week, bringing them to their destination of choice on

SHAYLENE Ouellette has a memory for a lifetime, the day her fiance Andrew Raisanen proposed to her at the top of Big White. Thursday, Jan. 17. In fact, it took a good deal of planning, a couple of drinks over lunch for courage, and a trip back to their condo to make sure the cameraman had his good equipment in hand when Raisanen finally picked the spot. “I wanted to be at the top of the mountain with as much background as you could see,” he said. “It was just the perfect

day, you could see all the mountains, so I just wanted to be up high.” Ouellette and Raisanen are high school sweethearts who managed to capture the flame a second time after a cross-country move forced them apart. The pair started dating while still in Grade 8, attending George Elliott Secondary School in Lake Country.

Ouellette then left the Okanagan Valley, moving to Lethbridge, Alta., and did not return for eight years. But she kept in touch with Raisanen after they graduated high school and moved on to adult life. After another long-term relationship he was in came to an end, they began chatting online. “I think I did think we would maybe get back together one day. I don’t know if he did, but I kept in touch just to check in and see how he was doing,” she said. Virtually the day she arrived back in town, the pair were back together. And five and a half years later, they’re now getting ready for a walk to the alter and a life where they’ll never be too far apart. “I’m kind of in shock of the whole thing,” said Ouellette. “I just wasn’t expecting it.” Aside from the big proposal, the day was also Ouellette’s first time mak-

ing it up the T-bar lift. As the weather changed, she felt she wasn’t going to be able to make the trek even one more time. And so he picked his moment. The bride-to-be hasn’t seen the video, but has heard it’s a little tough to hear what’s happening with the wind sweeping past their heads. “You can see the body language and that I think speaks louder than words,” she said. “I think I asked him to pinch me at one point.” It will likely be a couple of years before there is an Ouellette and Raisanen wedding. For now, this is a big enough step to keep the couple on their toes. “We’ve been together for almost six years and I kind of just felt it was time,” said Raisanen. “It was a really special day for both of us. “So I’m glad it went well and everyone managed to keep the secret.”


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’m asked almost every other day how intramuscular stimulation (IMS) differs from acupuncture. Both use very slim, low profile needles and both are used by physiotherapists as part of a comprehensive approach to managing pain and injury. IMS was designed specifically to help in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain stemming from a neuropathic origin. In many injuries that persist for more than a few weeks or months despite a lack of major tissue damage, there will be an underlying micro-irritation of the nerve pathway supplying that tissue. If this irritation of the nerve or nerve root persists, the muscle and other tissues supplied by that nerve pathway will become hypersensitive and lead to what would normally be harmless or in-

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In fact, if you have had a long-standing chronic injury or battle with chronic pain, you will almost certainly have some degree of neuropathy or micro-irritation of your nerve roots or nerve pathways leading to shortening of the muscles that they supply. When those muscle components shorten or contract and do not relax over long periods of time, they produce pain by pulling on tendons and compressing the joints that they cross. If this goes on for long periods of time, it will increase strain on these tendons and on wear and tear of these joints, contributing to early degenerative changes often diagnosed as isolated incidences of tendonitis, osteoarthritis, or degenerative joint/disc disease. When an IMS needle is placed in the “epicenter” of irritated, taut muscle bands, the injured muscles will grab onto the needle producing reflex relaxation, a small injury that stimulates blood flow and healing, and an electrical potential in the muscle, which helps the nerve to function normally once again. If a muscle is functioning normally, without underlying nerve irritation, the muscle spindles will not grab on to the needle, meaning that IMS can also be used to help in

the diagnosis of this form of chronic pain, as well as its treatment. Sometimes needles are placed close to the spine, were the nerve root itself may be hypersensitive. The aim of IMS treatment is to interrupt muscle spasm that is pressing on the nerve and break the cycle of muscle contraction and nerve hypersensitization, which together feed chronic pain. If you have had a chronic issue with pain or musculoskeletal dysfunction that is never fully resolved, or returns time and time again even with treatment, a full assessment and screening for signs of neuropathy and neuromuscular dysfunction using IMS may be warranted. Intramuscular Stimulation needling technique is not a panacea that can correct all chronic pain issues, but research points towards it being a very effective tool in the treatment of chronic or persistent pain. Tyler Dyck is an intramuscular stimulation practitioner, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manual and Manipulative Therapists, and a founding partner of Sun City Physiotherapy. He can be reached at Sun City’s downtown location, 250-861-8056.

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While the Stuart Park skating rink is about to close for the season, the return of spring means Kasugai Gardens will be open again.  The Japanese garden, located off Queensway Boulevard adjacent to City Hall, will be open to the public daily starting

Friday until Oct. 31. Kasugai Gardens provides a tranquil environment featuring traditional elements of a Japanese garden. The gardens were completed in 1987 to symbolize the friendship between Kelowna and Kasugai, Japan, sister cities since 1981.


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lympia Greek Taverna and its owners, the Koutsantonis family, are celebrating 40 years in business in Rutland. The Anast/Koutsantonis families started Olympia Pizza in 1968 on Bernard Avenue offering great pizza and pasta. In 1973, they realized the need to expand to Rutland and have been in the same location ever since. Since those humble beginnings, their menu choices have changed dramatically, but their commitment to quality and great taste has not. In 1996, Olympia underwent a major reno transforming the “old blue and white” restaurant into a Mediterranean paradise with a major menu overhaul at the same time. Although they offer the traditional foods that helped make them the oldest established restaurant in Kelowna, their mom Millie’s (their father Steve is deceased) expertise in Greek cuisine could not be left untapped, so with her help they offer freshly made Greek cuisine, copiously prepared in an old world transition. To celebrate the 40th anniversary, the restaurant will offer “1973 menu items at 1973 prices” from Friday, March 8, to Sunday, March 10, starting at 4 p.m. My favourite is the baked spaghetti, which, incidentally I just had this past week and it was as delicious as ever. Call 250-765-0464.

The Pheasant and Quail Pub on Lakeshore Road has been sold. The new owners are no strangers to the restaurant industry—Steve Stinson, Tanner Dillon and Steve Carroll from The Keg and Train Station Pub. The name of the pub will change to Mission Tap House and Grill. It is closed for major renovations to refresh and expand and will re-open in June. The restaurant will also be expanded into the former beer and wine store space, that outlet having being relocated elsewhere on Lakeshore Road, helping to increase the seating to about 200. Tanner Dillon will be the manager. Rob and Gaia Mueller have brought Lindal Cedar Homes back to the Okanagan as Lindal’s new distributors. The rise in system-homes like Lindal is a response to the market’s demands for high quality, predictable, efficient, environmental, and cost-effective housing, with Lin-

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THE KOUTSANTONIS family is celebrating 40 years in business for their restaurant, Olympia Greek Taverna in

Rutland. Members of the family today are (from left) Chris, Bobbie-Jo, Millie (mother), Stavros, Jasmine, Kazi, Sia and Mike. dal being one of the most trusted pre-engineered home companies in the world. By having a post and beam building system with a wide variety of

existing plans, Lindal allows buyers to personalize their homes without paying high design fees. Lindal has recently become even more innovative by collaborating with architects such as Mar-

mol Radziner, the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, and Turkel Design to produce stunning modern plans. The Kelowna distributorship grand opening is 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday March 7

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(drop-in), at 1780 Springfield Rd. (beside Benjamin Moore Paints). Rob Gray, Lindal’s national sales manager, will be on hand to give presentations at 5 and 6 p.m. For more info or to register, contact Gaia at gaia@lindalbc. com; 250-864-7700. Hanna’s Lounge and Grill, located above Rose’s Pub at the Delta Grand Hotel, has undergone lots of changes. After an extensive renovation, including a new kitchen, the restaurant will re-open Friday, March 1, from Tuesday to Saturday, for dinner only until mid-May, with their hours of operation will be extended after Mother’s Day. Hanna’s also has a new executive chef, Eric Noble. He has made significant changes to the new menu that will now reflect on a casual atmosphere and dining ex-

perience with a focus on “fresh, local and simple.” Formerly with The Okanagan Golf Club, Noble has been in Kelowna since 2001 having graduated from the Okanagan University College culinary program with honours in 2004. Drop in before the game or after the theatre and check out their new dishes. Rick Hanna is the restaurant general manager; Mario de Losada the manager. Call 250-860-1266. Curtis Pannell, formerly with TAC Mobility and Tom Harrison Cellular (Banks Road and West Kelowna), is now with Best Buy as a mobile products manager. Call 250-215-7676. After many years, there are a couple of changes at “The Okanagan’s Very Own.” Wellknown media man Derek Hinchliffe is the new CHBC station manager for Global Okanagan. Hinchcliffe is no stranger to the Okanagan, having been with CHBC News for the past 30 years, first as a reporter and most recently as news director. Ron Eberle, relocating from Vancouver Island where he was with Shaw TV and prior to that with the Global-owned television station in Victoria, is the new sales manager. These changes in the guard come as a result of Dennis Gablehouse’s decision to retire after many years with the station. Chris Lewis is the new visitor sales and services manager at Tourism Kelowna. Lewis will lead their team of staff and volunteers at both the Harvey Avenue and Kelowna airport information cen-

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(lunch only) and Tuesday to Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Although tucked away, this restaurant is a great find and perfect before a hockey game, the theatre or when you are downtown shopping. What could be easier than parking in the parkade and walking right into the restaurant? Call 250-8690193; www.greenroomrestaurant.com. Chartered accountant Karen Christiansen, a partner and business advisor at Meyers Norris Penny, located at 600-1628 Dickson Ave., has been honoured with a fellowship by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of B.C. for her outstanding contributions to the community and service to the profession. Christiansen was also firstvice-president of the institute and serves on four of its committees. Call 250979-2576. The new 2013 board of directors of the Kelowna Hotel Motel Association consists of Daniel Bibby, president (Delta Grand); Rosemary Patterson, past-president (Best Western); Heather Schaub, treasurer (Casa Loma Resort); Kelly Watt, secretary (Sandman Hotel); and directors Glen Standen, Okanagan Seasons Resort; Don Culic, Holiday Park Resort; Carla Carlson, Comfort Inn; Edan Fay, Lake Okanagan Resort, and Ben Hechter, Super 8. While the accommodation sector continues to endure the economic challenges of the last few years and the increasing amount of accommodation inventory, there is a committed and united team building movement for the future of the tourism and hospitality industry in Kelowna. Connie-gay Boyce has joined Investors Group. Previously with Valley First Credit Union, she is well versed in lending planning, wealth transfer, managing and measuring progress to goals and objective strategies. The Investors T:11.786”

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Group Okanagan Regional Office has changed their territory, now going from Kelowna to Armstrong with offices in Kelowna and Vernon. They have a large network of financial consultants and support staff and are looking to hire eight new consultants in 2013. Paul Demay is the regional director, Okanagan Region. Call 250-762-3329. Sitting on the 2013 Okanagan Regional Library Board is Carol Zanon, chair (councillor, West Kelowna); Jim Edgson, vice-chair (director, Central Okanagan Regional District); Catherine Lord, finance committee chair (Councillor, Vernon); Marilee Harkness, personnel committee chair (councillor, Princeton); Maria Besso, policy and planning committee chair (councillor, Coldstream). New members joining the ORL board are Karla Kozakevich, (director, Okanagan Similkameen Regional District); Larry Morgan, (director, Columbia Shuswap Regional District); Christopher Derickson (councillor, Westbank First Nation) and Joseph Pierre (councillor ,Penticton Indian Band). Kelowna city councillor Gerry Zimmermann is the appointed member for the city. Stephanie Hall was recently hired as the new executive director. Designed by Acro Media, the Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission has a new website to help businesses grow and attract new businesses and investment. Check out www.InvestKelowna.com. Happy 50th anniversary Louis and Sibylle Orsulic (March 2). After a couple of years of generous support from Landmark Properties, the donated warehouse space used for collecting and sorting close to 250,000 pairs of gently used shoes for Sunrise Rotary’s Million Shoe Mission has been leased out, so So-

les4Souls Canada is now looking for another space to assist them going forward this year. Warehouse space is needed that’s centrally located, a minimum of 3,000 to 4,000 squarefeet with overhead doors for ease of loading and unloading their multiple large trailers. The space is required for about 90 days from start to finish. Call Jim Belshaw at Roy’s Shoes, 250-763-5696, for more information. During Education Week, March 4 to 8, the Heritage School Classroom will host an open house, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from March 5 to 8 at the Central School, 1825 Richter St. For more info call Sig at 250-762-2630. The Kelowna Family Centre will host a fundraiser/dance on Saturday, March 9, at the Seniors Activity Centre in Parkinson Recreation Centre featuring the “Return of the Zamboni Brothers.” Call 250-860-3181 for tickets ($25) or www.kfscs.com. The Okanagan Liver Transplant Support Group meets the first Tuesday of the month at Perkins Restaurant in the Ramada Hotel. If you are a post-or pre-liver transplant patient or a caregiver, you are invited to join them March 5, 10:30 a.m. Call John at 250-862-2049. Birthdays of the week: Happy 75th Jack Klassen (March 4); happy 65th Walter Kristalowich (March 3); Vern Nielsen (Feb. 28); Gail Winchester (Feb. 28); Norm Lecavalier (Feb. 28); Randy Leslie (March 6); Connie Penner (March 6); Gary Embleton (March 6); Faye Willms (March 2); Sandra Hofer, SunRype (March 5); Donna Horning (March 6); Ian Graham (March 6); happy 40th Parkinson Rec Centre. Maxine DeHart is a Kelowna city councillor and local hotelier. Phone her at 250-979-4546, fax 250-860-3173, email maxdehart@telus.net.

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Focus in on the lifestyle factors that help prevent cancer W hat percentage of cancers would you think are preventable? The National Cancer Institute in America reports that up to 75 per cent of cancers are caused by three lifestyle factors—poor diet, lack of exercise and smoking. All of them can be modified, eliminated or controlled in order to help prevent cancer. Lung cancer is the leading and most preventable cause of cancer death in North America for both men and women. Tobacco use accounts for 30 per cent of all cancer deaths and 87 per cent of all lung cancer deaths. And it is not dependent on the type of tobacco (cigarette, cigar or smokeless) used. In B.C., we are now fortunate enough to have a government funded program to supply smoking cessation aids free of charge and support tobacco users through the quitting process. To register for the program, get more information from your physician. Other methods to aid smoking cessation include acupuncture, laser therapy, hypnosis,

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One of the easiest ways to reduce your risk of cancer is to modify your diet. Foods that are low in nutrients, but high in fats and sugars are linked to in increase risk of many types of cancers. A diet high in saturated fats and sugars promotes inflammation that can increase your risk for cancer, as well as, feed cancer cells. Also, foods in our diet that are highly chemically modified to increase the taste, but decrease the nutritional value, can increase your risk for cancer. To decrease your cancer risk, consume a diet high in fibre, rich in antioxidants and low in in-

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cancer, including cancer of the breast, prostate, lung, colon and kidney. In addition to controlling your weight, the physical activity helps to lower inflammatory markers linked to cancer, regulate insulin and sugar levels that cancer uses to grown and metabolize excess hormones, which are cancer promoting. EXERCISE A recent study of the Centralaand South showed a strong inverse Maintaining healthy Okanagan / Similkameen weight might lower the correlation between regrisk of various types of ular exercise and chance

of developing breast cancer risk. What was interesting in this study was that regardless of the exercise, there was a decreased risk, but the more vigorous the exercise, the greater the benefit and the authors concluded that physical activity is primary prevention for breast cancer. For cancer prevention, strive to get at least 150 minutes a week of aerobic activity physical ac-

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It’s a craft sale, art show, sip and savour opportunity and even a chance to take a photo of the kids with the big, jolly guy in the red suit—plus it’s a fundraiser for Ballet Kelowna and local food banks. Get a jump on Christmas shopping at the annual Sugar Plum Fair at Quails’ Gate Estate Winery on Boucherie Road in West Kelowna Sunday, Nov. 18, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be local artisans such as Jean-Ann Copley with her stained glass, Ray Jurys’ wood work, Betty Gordon’s clay jewelry, Vera Gibault’s bead jewelry, Andrea McFadden’s lavender products, Annabel Stanley’s wicker art, Giselle Gaspar’s unique jewelry and Laurette Kropp’s skin care products for sale. Santa will hold court in the historic Allison log home on the winery grounds, the Old Vines Restaurant will be open for dining, and there will be wine sipping in the wine shop—including seasonal mulled wine and treats. Bring your non-perishable food items to donate to the food bank and enjoy a festive afternoon with dancers from Ballet Kelowna and carollers to entertain. You can also learn how to make Christmas decorations, with a little help from Santa.

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The West Kelowna teenager currently on trial for murder will finally tell her version of the events that left one of her peers dead, and turned a quiet Peachland street into a chaotic crime scene. The 18-year-old, whose name is under a publication ban, is alleged to have stabbed Ashlee Hyatt, 16, in her neck after an argument at a June 2, 2010, party. It’s a story that Crown counsel Murray Kaay assembled a number of witnesses to tell from varying angles, but defence lawyer Ingrid Friesen pointed out Friday that none of those viewpoints added up to a complete picture. “You as a jury will be the first to hear her side of the story—she wants very much to tell it,” Friesen told a B.C. Supreme Court jury Friday. “She’s been waiting two years to tell it.” The accused, who defence described as a “new girl trying to fit in at a new school,” has seen her point of view be absent in the last two weeks of trial, as even RCMP officers who dealt with the investigation failed to offer her perspective on what happened that night. What the jury has learned from teen witnesses who were there, however, is that the accused kissed a boy, while her boyfriend was nearby. This apparently upset Hyatt and the two started exchanging verbal barbs, which escalated to further pushing on the street, and eventually Hyatt was fatally wounded. Continuing on with the altercation, however, was the teenage host of the party. The defence has already suggested she was the one who brought the knife to the fight between the accused and Hyatt, and Friday two witnesses took the witness stand to highlight the teenage host’s behaviour in the aftermath and leading up to the fatal altercation. They also called upon George Young, who lives adjacent to the party house, to give testimony. Young testified he was brought into the fray when he heard a teenage boy in the street talking into his cellphone, saying, “It’s going down, it’s going down, it’s happening now.”

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morial in France, symbolic of the bill’s theme of contribution and sacrifice by Canadians in conflicts throughout history. For the Bank of Canada, Kelowna The memorial marks the Battle of was right on the money when it came to picking one of five Canadian cities to an- Vimy Ridge during the First World War, in which Canadian troops played a signounce the introduction of the country’s nificant role. new polymer $20 note. Vimy Ridge was taken by Canadian After introducing new polymer $100 soldiers in 1917 at a cost of 3,600 lives and $50 bills in Vancouver and Victoria respectively last winter and in the spring, and 7,000 wounded, Lt.-Col. Nigel Whittaker, commandthe bank chose Kelowna to unveil the er of the Kelonwa-based B.C. Dragoons, new version of the country’s most popuspoke at the introduclar bank note Wedtion of the $20 note nesday. during Wednesday’s The announcenews conference at ment was made the Brig. Angle Arsimultaneously with moury in Kelowna. similar announceHe called the Batments in Calgary, Ottle of Vimy Ridge a tawa, Montreal and on pivotal moment in Prince Edward Island, Canadian history. said Bank of Canada And he said he officials. was pleased to see The new $20 bill, the sacrifice of Canthe latest to be remade adians in uniform using polymer, a recognized on the smooth, durable film, country’s money features the same “It’s wonderful high-tech security feathat men and women tures included on the of Canada’s mil$50 and $100 notes. itary are being recThey include ognized,” said Whitmetallic holographic DOUG FARROW/CONTRIBUTOR taker. portraits of the Queen SHOWCASING the new $20 “It’s fitting that and the Peace TowCanadian bill are Lt.-Col. Nigel they are being reer in Ottawa, a large membered on bank clear window, special Whittaker and Isabelle Jacques, notes of a country numbering and bora senior analyst with the Bank of that strives to be a ders, raised ink secCanada. force for good in the tions and a frosted world.” maple leaf window. Trevor Frers, the Bank of Canada’s All the features are visible on both senior regional representative for currensides of the bill. cy in B.C. and the Yukon, said the new While the bill remains predominantpolymer bills will last more than 2 1/2 ly green in colour, it also features an uptimes longer than existing paper bills. dated portrait of the Queen on the front. The back, however features a picture of the Canadian National Vimy MeSee Money A7

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Ethical threads fashion show Model Rosalyn Stevenson wearing an Ethical Threads Dreamweaver scarf, made by students within the Global Service Club

Model Alexis Phillipott struts her stuff.

By Allison Brown For the very first time, Mount Boucherie’s Global Service Club hosted the ‘Ethical Threads Night of Fashion’ February 21. Held in the school’s multipurpose room, the fashion show drew in a large crowd, with all proceeds going to support water systems and children’s literacy programs in Uganda. Gently used clothing was collected from students and community members and served as the fashion show’s eco-friendly product. Outfits were chosen, coordinated and put together by the students and modeled. Grade 11 student Alexis Philippot, who modeled in the show, says, “Overall the experience was incredible. Everyone who attended the event had a blast watching the models strut their stuff and loved the idea of used clothing.” The clothing was sold after the show along with Dream-weaver Scarves made by MBSS students. Grade 11 student Brookyln Rocco who was involved in the making of the scarves explains, “We take clean, donated t-shirts and simply cut them up and tie them to make a truly stunning scarf. We also make scarves using wool;

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they are a great accessory to wear with jackets.” These homemade scarves sold for only $20 and were a big hit. Also being sold was jewelry created and designed by Boojangles, a student-run business. Part of the Boojangles line is the very popular ‘Penny Swag’ which is jewelry made from now defunct pennies. Original art by students was for sale as well. Musical performances by Jamie Glutek, Robert, Alexi Tilly, and Ben Klick provided a well received interlude, and had the crowd mesmerized. A contemporary dance by Ria, a grade 10 student, was also featured. Admittance was by donation of spare change and alone generated $300. In total, including clothing, scarves, jewellery, art, refreshment sales, and admittance, the event raised $1,400. Parents and teachers deemed the ‘Ethical Threads Night of Fashion’ a success and students say they can’t wait to do it again next year.

Lisa Schnitzler performing original covers, that had the audience on their feet

Enjoying the fashion selection after seeing pieces they loved on the runway

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Performers Alex Tilley and Jamie Glutek closing the show, with a show stopping duet

MBSS Parent Ambassadors The objective of our Parent Ambassador Program at Mt. Boucherie is to build positive links and effective communication between parents, students, staff and our community. The program was initiated in September 2003, and in the years since, we have received a tremendous amount of positive feedback about its benefits. Parent Ambassadors are parent volunteers who are responsible for contacting ten or twelve other parents in their child’s grade approximately five or six times throughout the school year. This contact is made by e-mail or over the phone. There are about 35 Parent Ambassadors who participate in five, one-hour training sessions during the year, led by the school Vice-Principal and the Parent Ambassador Coordinators. Parent Ambassadors are easily identified in the

Model Jontaya Mayer walking the runway

community because they wear their fleece sweaters with the MBSS logo! In September, Parent Ambassador Coordinators obtain homeroom class lists and use these lists to create each Parent Ambassador’s individual contact list. Most parents, by indicating on their child’s school registration form, have agreed to the release of their contact information to our Parent Advisory Council and the Parent Ambassador Program. We are always looking to have more parents become part of the Parent Ambassador Program. If you want a great way to be involved at Mt. Boucherie, without embarrassing your student, and at the same time be “in the know” about what is happening in your student’s education, our Parent Ambassador Program is for you. Please contact the school for more information.

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Think globally, act locally and expand your horizons. It’s the message behind Global Citizen Week, and its crowning jewel Global Music Fest, on this weekend at the Laurel Packinghouse in downtown Kelowna. As much as the concepts apply to the feeling of citizenship this week of events is intended to foster—and aims to bolster cross-cultural understanding—the musical traditions in Global Music Fest, and the musicians booked, truly embody a worldly perspective in every sense of the term. From violin rocker Kytami, who founded a world music group, to the multicultural Vancouver-based Cuban band, Mazacote, to the party collective The Boom Booms, who got their musical start travelling, these are artists capable of thinking well beyond the reaches of what they initially saw to find their niche. “I didn’t copy anyone. I just evolved over time,” said Kyla LeBlanc, a.k.a. Kytami. “I was trained classically and then I landed a gig at an Irish Pub, so I essentially taught myself how to fiddle. I was really into hip hop and electronic music at the time—I was dating a DJ—and I started thinking how can I combine my two worlds?” Coming out of Victoria, LeBlanc played in an electro-drum and base reggae group called Third Eye Tribe, in hardcore bands with a

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B.C.-BORN Kyla LeBlanc, a.k.a. Kytami, performs in Kelowna’s Global Music Fest this weekend at the Laurel Packinghouse. metal-punk edge and eventually co-found the highly successful Delhi 2 Dublin. “It was a lot of time spent experimenting and playing with other musicians and coming into my own as a writer,” she explained. Returning to the Island after leaving the band, she completely transcends expectations as a solo act, donning rock goddess headlines while aligning herself with

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Jennifer Schell chefs who are doing incredible things with wine country cuisine but we saw the opportunity to deviate a bit from the expected and offer an experience you can’t find anywhere else in the city,” she said. Smack Dab will offer a great place to hang out and unwind. The menu will feature a wide array of flavour-packed appetizers, sharing plates, forno oven pizzas, signature entrées and desserts that are all fresh and prepared in-house. Start with a bowl of Forno Baked Onion and Ale Soup (wow) or a Grilled Caesar Salad. Then share the Meat and Cheese plate followed by Fish Tacos or a Forno Oven Pizza like the Artisan Bacon, Wild Mushroom & Potato Pizza. Is your mouth watering? Mine is. This menu offers seriously good eats and it is exactly what Kelowna is missing. Finally a real gastro-pub and its lakeside to boot. Equally serious about their suds as they are their

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MANTEO RESORT restaurant re-opens in March as Smack Dab with an expanded outdoor eating area. food, Smack Dab will offer Kelowna’s largest selection of craft beer—12 on tap and 20 by the bottle—celebrating B.C. and Pacific Northwest producers.   Of course there will still be a fabulous wine list as well as a seasonal cocktail menu. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, happy hour,

dinner and late night snacks. I wonder if I can book a table for the season? See you there. Smack Dab is scheduled to open Monday, March 18. Jennifer Schell is editor of B.C. Wine Trails Magazine. jennschell@shaw.ca twitter.com/JenniferSchell8

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Praise for Bill Murray as FDR Davis from B2 legend himself. Also starring Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane and Bill Nighy, it was co-written by Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher), who won an Academy Award for writing The Usual Suspects. The writers of The Hangover are back, this time in the director’s chair, for 21 and Over, which looks like their previous effort but instead of a bachelor party, it is the celebration of a 21st birthday. On the eve of straight-A student Jeff Chang’s important medical school interview, his two best friends take him out for his birthday. But what was supposed to be a quick beer turns into a night of humiliation, overindulgence and debauchery. Even more than The Hangover, it reminds me of Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, and being compared to those two movies is both a blessing and a curse because it has a lot to live up to as far as party movies go. It is hard not to snicker at the title of The Last Exorcism Part II because its predecessor should have been called The Second-Last Exorcism or even better: The Penultimate Exorcism. Whatever the case, the first movie was made for $2 million and grossed $68 million so a sequel was inevitable. Whereas the first movie was made as “found footage” (like The Blair Witch Project), Part II tells a more traditional horror tale, continuing the story of Nell Sweetzer (Ashley Bell) who is trying to start a new life but the evil force that possessed her is back with new horrific plans. Hyde Park on Hudson tells the story of when President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his wife Eleanor host King George VI and his wife at their country estate in Hyde Park, New York. The 1939 Royal visit was the first ever to the United States for a reigning English monarch, during which King George was hoping to bolster American support for the United Kingdom on the eve of the Second World War. But international affairs must be juggled with the complexities of FDR’s domestic establishment as his wife, mother and mis-

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Global beat music tends to get audiences on their feet

Global from B1 Paired with Vancouver’s Mazacote, it should make for a wild Saturday night performance at the three-day event. The six-piece Cuban band is also from Coastal B.C., though its members have roots in Japan, Latin America and Africa. As trumpet player Malcolm Aiken, originally from New Westmin-

ster, describes it, they’re the perfect multi-ethnic fit for a Global Music Fest. And they have a Grammy-award winning percussionist, Toto Berriel, to add international success to the mix. Many of the members came out of Vancouver’s Buena Vista Social Club, a salsa scene in Vancouver in the early 2000s where a young musician could find paying work.

They eventually solidified into a group that’s managed to stay madly in love with the Cuban beats behind their music, and are a group of musicians who know how to bring a crowd to their feet—not unlike the festival opener The Boom Booms. The Boom Booms found themselves in a global music environment by heading out on the road.

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Friday, March 1,7:30pm A World Premiere: The History of Country and Rockabilly. Go back in History with The Louisiana Hayride featuring Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Roy Orbison and many more! Amazing LIVE singers and band, takes you back to that timeless

Tickets: Adult $35, Students/Seniors $33

VALDY

Tuesday, March 5 7:30pm

Canadian folksinger, remembered for “Play Me a Rock and Roll Song,” his bitter-sweet memory of finding himself, a relaxed and amiable story-teller, facing a rambunctious audience at the Aldergrove Rock Festival circa 1968, Valdy has sold almost half a million copies of his 13 albums.

Tickets: $20 in advance; $22 at the door

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LIKE SO MANY OTHERS, The Boom Booms got into performing world beat music through their influences while traveling. They perform this weekend in the Global Music Fest at Kelowna’s Laurel Packinghouse. Lead singer Aaron Ross was travelling the world, figuring he would wind up working in community projects in developing countries, when a music career landed on his door, by his description. He had a guitar with him as he travelled, made a few recordings, people liked it and he fell into his art. Now, he sees music as a better path to enable

the kinds of messages he would have shared working in development. “The bigger audience you can reach, the bigger impact you are going to have,” he said. “The music path has been just incredible.” The group formed four years ago in East Vancouver and immediately took to the road, driving to Panama, splitting for time, and then rejoining each other in Bra-

Tickets: Adult $25, Students/Seniors $20

Archie Fisher

Saturday, March 16 7:30pm

Master guitarist, singer and songwriter Archie Fisher is Scotland’s foremost troubadour and is known throughout the country as the host of BBC Radio Scotland’s award-winning “Travelling Folk” show, which he has presented for over 25 years.The most recent recognition of his art came from the Goderich Celtic Roots Festival in 2008 when he was granted the Tradition Bearers Award.

Tickets: $23, Students/Seniors $22, Group of 4 tickets $80.

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ere is a taste of some of the newest volunteer opportunities currently available on our website. Creator’s Arts Centre Society is a local non-profit dance and drama school looking for a fundraising coordinator and a grant writer. Rather than working in isolation, you would be part of two teams. Their joint goal is to raise funds for tuition assistance so that children and youth can continue their dance and drama lessons. Ideal skills for a fundraising coordinator in-

clude event planning, knowledge of the Revenue Canada fundraising guidelines for charities and experience overseeing volunteers. As a member of the grant writing team, you will be researching grant opportunities, creating budget information and following up with the foundations. If you have experience in creating content for proposals that engage foundations to give, this could be your perfect fit. Crisis Line Volunteers support telephone call-

Earlybird Registration On Now! Early bird registrants are automatically entered into a draw to win 1 of 3 iPads. Double your chances to win by registering before January 31.

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$10 (all ages) until March 1, 2013. $20 (all ages) after that. 2013 Relay For Life will take place on June 1 – 2 (6pm – 6am) at City Park. relayforlife.ca

Booms play Friday, March 1 and Kytami and Mazacote play Saturday, March 2, both at the Laurel Packinghouse. A complete listing and ticket information can be found at globalcitizenkelowna.org. Tickets are $12 per night online or $15 at the door; they can also be purchased at the Bike Shop Café and Leo’s Videos. jsmith@kelownacapnews.com

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Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Cod Gone Wild for their annual Paddy’s Day performance. Cod Gone Wild will be sharing some new original and traditional music as well as performing some of their favorites that can not be overlooked around St. Patrick’s Day!

If there’s a way to describe their music, its as a floating version of the Brazilian Carnival with a good dose of the tic drum on the twos and fours and the classic whole room singing flare, he said. This is rock and roll, soul and world beat at its best. To take the plunge and hear something new, Global Music Fest runs March 1-3. The Boom

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Dawn Wilkinson

Friday, March 15 7:30pm

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ers in distress. Support includes a listening with a compassionate ear, crisis intervention and referrals to resources when appropriate. If you are serious about gaining some significant training and experience in order to help people at their most vulnerable moments, consider the Crisis Line at KCR. Training takes place four times a year and consists of eight hours of home study and approximately 16 classroom hours. The next training starts April 24, 2013 and interviews take place early March 2013. Seating is limited. Peer Support Mentors assist the Peer Support Team Lead with presenta-

tions in the community, primarily at the psychiatric unit at the hospital. They also facilitate a peer group meeting or lead a small group. March training means that your application is needed by March 4, 2013 for this position with the Canadian Mental Health Association Kelowna & District Branch. You can find contact information for all of these positions at www. kcr.ca, Volunteer Opportunities Search Central Okanagan. Dawn Wilkinson manages the Community Information and Volunteer Centre at Kelowna Community Resources. 250-763-8008, ext 24 informkelowna@kcr.ca

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▼ FINTRY QUEEN

Vessel looking for a home in West Kelowna

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A nervous but enthusiastic Andy Schwab tried to convince West Kelowna council Tuesday the Fintry Queen should be included in development plans for the CNR Wharf. And council didn’t say “no.” Schwab has been the owner of the iconic Fintry Queen since late January. “Since that time, I have been diligent in my interest to find a new home and a new business opportunity for the vessel,” said Schwab. “I think there is a huge opportunity on this lake that is totally under-utilized, and that is to provide public transportation to go between the parks and the wineries, the communities and up and down the lake like ships used to do in the ’80s through the ’90s.” Schwab operated the 150-foot long ship in 1999 and 2000. “We carried over 25,000 people both years and we were very optimistic we would see almost 40,000 by year three

…I DON’T SEE IT WORKING WITH THE PARKING SITUATION. Gord Milsom, West Kelowna councillor

if we had the opportunity at that time to do so.” Mechanically, the ship is brand new, according to Schwab. “Over $800,000 was spent between 2005 and 2008 to bring all elements of the ship up to proper Transport Canada codes and requirements.” The Fintry Queen owner said the ship could be a “waterfront destination” at CNR Wharf and asked that the ship be considered within the scope of redesign plans. Coun. Bryden Winsby said he remembers riding on the vessel prior to 1968 when it was still named M.V. Lequime. “I’m not about to reject it out of hand. A lot more consideration has to be given

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THE OWNER of the Fintry Queen remains optimistic that the iconic paddlewheeler can become a popular landmark if given a place to dock along West Kelowna’s Gellaty Bay shoreline. Council voted for district staff to review the proposal and report back with a recommendation. to this idea,” said Winsby. While he noted there would be a significant cost associated with docking the boat at CNR Wharf, Schwab insisted the expense would be tackled by his company. Schwab’s goal is to have the Fintry Queen sailing to and from six or seven different locations

along Okanagan Lake, bringing passengers to various tourist hot spots throughout the valley. But until that demand has been established, he said the vessel could operate as a dockside restaurant, which could offer evening cruises. Limited parking along Gellatly Bay has been an

ongoing issue, and Coun. Gord Milsom pointed out the area may be unable to accommodate passengers. “We’ve already approved our finance for CNR Wharf as part of the Waterfront Plan and, quite honestly, I don’t see it working with the parking situation,” said Milsom. “I don’t think it makes

sense for this council to refer you back to staff to talk about it further.” Winsby’s motion that Schwab’s proposal be referred to district staff for further consideration and that a report come back to council with information from those discussions passed by a 5-2 vote, with Mayor Doug Findlater

and Milsom opposed. “I’m looking forward to working with staff and addressing all of their issues—I think they can all be met,” said Schwab. “I fully understand the environment they’re trying to create there. I think the ship would be a huge asset.” wpaterson@kelownacapnews.com

▼ WEST KELOWNA

Mount Boucherie school to host junior chess tournament Chess players of all skill levels are invited to try out their moves Saturday at a junior chess tournament in West Kelowna. The tournament—beginning at 9 a.m. in Mount Boucherie Senior Secondary—is for Grade 1 to 12 students who

enjoy the strategic game. Independent and homeschooled students are also invited to take part in the rated tournament, which is being hosted by the Central Okanagan School District. Tournament director Chris Laurie, with Glenrosa Elemen-

tary School, said the event will test concentration and focus. “This is a fun learning experience, in which students of similar grades are paired up in a supportive competition,” said Laurie. He noted primary students should have a basic knowledge

of the game and know how all the pieces move. “Referees will help guide students with any questions and (give) tips unique to competitive chess.” Up to five rounds will be played between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., although the primary

group will likely finish sooner than intermediate categories. Laurie said it’s a good idea for participants to bring a book or craft to keep them amused during the breaks. School trophies and individual medals will be awarded to three qualifiers in each

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grade. Everyone will receive participation ribbons. A pizza lunch will be offered for $15 as well. For more details, contact Chris Laurie by calling 250768-5181 or by email chris. laurie@sd23.bc.ca.


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▼ ACCIDENT INJURY CLAIMS

What’s in a name?

Lawyers learn from clients about anatomy A

To the editor: The Peachlanders attending the Primary School last week heard the announcement by our federal MP of an additional grant of $52,000 for the outfitting of the Visitor Information Centre. Besides that happy surprise, the usual photo op session, and the absence of any heat, it was a great opportunity to get a preview of the renewal underway. A photo could never capture the scope and solidity of the spaces revealed. It was something to see through all the exposed uprights of real 2 x 6s (milled right in Peachland by the McDougall sawmill), and to note the joinery of the peaked supports over the windows. We were told that the architects are still trying to figure a way to keep a small section of a wall exposed to show off the distinct diagonal application of boards. The closeness of the view of the lake, the window light and lofty ceiling heights are all stunning. The tour identified the allocation of spaces for the anchor tenants, and revealed the hallway space for use by the arts community. I hope that this project will be established as a public, inclusive place, and that any notions of “ownership” of this or that area will be avoided. Envisioned as the centrepiece of our town’s public facilities, in my view its success depends more than anything else on its openness and wide community access. Understandably, the operational functions and finances will challenge our capacity and management. It was special to tour the project at this stage, and to anticipate its completion. With the May long weekend set for the opening, is there time to launch an open contest for a name to identify the building? The name should be something that would communicate “a space” that shows off all community endeavours and tells its stories. Dora Stewart, Peachland

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first aid course is the full extent of my formal medical education.  However, over the years of handling car crash injury cases, I have benefited from extensive “on the job training.” Every one of my clients is a case study. I take a detailed history and review clinical records.  My clients fill me in on what the family doctor and specialists recommend for treatment and I hear about the benefits of various modalities of care.  Near the conclusion of a case, I obtain and review medical reports of therapists, doctors and specialists. I have an anatomic model in my office that would stand up proudly against that of any specialist in this province. My “on the job training” has prepared me well to perform one of the most important aspects of my work as a personal injury lawyer—to ensure that absolutely no stone is left unturned in the pursuit of as full a recovery as is possible. Leaving any stone unturned gives the defending insurance company a way out of paying fair compensation. 

ACHIEVING JUSTICE

Paul Hergott It gives them what I refer to as the “magic pill defence.” Nobody, including the members of a jury, likes to think about an injured victim having to suffer pain and functional limitations for the rest of his or her life.  It’s a disturbing thought. If I accept that a person is never going to recover, then I have to accept that if I, too, was rear-ended and suffered the same injuries, I might not ever recover, either. I would have to accept that if my wife and child suffered the same injuries, they also might never recover. It’s easier for us to believe in a cure. It’s easier for us to look for and believe in a “magic pill.” It’s 4 1/2 years after the crash and physiotherapy and chiropractic care have failed to bring about a cure, but some other therapeutic option has not been fully explored. 

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Some specialist has suggested active release therapy, or botox injection therapy as possible options.  As unlikely as it may be with chronic symptoms having set in, maybe one of those options will make all the difference and bring about a full recovery. Sometimes the “magic pill” is time. No stone left unturned in the therapy department, but time will bring about healing.  It’s already three years since the crash, and symptoms haven’t improved at all for the last six months, but just give it more time and there might be some further recovery. To do this job right, a lawyer must play doctor to ensure that every magic pill is swallowed before the case gets close to trial.  Leave a magic pill on the table and there is likely to be a travesty of justice arising from the hopeful optimism in the courtroom that a magic pill will cure the injured victim. Optimism for recovery leads to compensation being assessed on the basis of a temporary injury, not a permanent one.  The injured victim,

who has faced misplaced optimism ever since the first doctor out of the gate told her she would be fine in a couple weeks, is left victimized yet again. Once a case has been settled, or there has been a court judgment, there is no going back for the shortfall in compensation after the magic pill didn’t work. So there’s “Doctor Paul,” doing my best to anticipate all the magic pills the defence insurer might come up with and to ensure those pills are taken as early as possible so that they’ve had time to work their magic. My “doctoring” includes preparing my clients to make referral requests of family doctors who don’t have the luxury of time nor resources to fully review the patient’s condition and clinical history on a regular basis.  It also includes making private referrals of my own to specialist to get opinions for use in prosecuting the claim, which opinions almost invariably include treatment recommendations that can be passed on to the treatment team for implementation.

I tread carefully, knowing that any involvement of a personal injury lawyer in care may be perceived by some doctors as meaning that the patient is more concerned about their injury claim and less concerned about getting better.  I try to stay under the radar as much as possible because that perception could not be further from the truth. The reality is that my goals, and the goals of my clients, are aligned with those of the treatment team. We all want the patient to recover from his or her injuries as quickly and fully as possible, pulling all the stops.  Doing so has the added benefit of ensuring that we’re not left with the kind of unfair result that can arise from pursuing care in an incomplete or non-exhaustive way. This column is intended to provide general information about injury claims. It is not a substitute for retaining a lawyer to provide legal advice specifically pertaining to your case. Paul Hergott is a lawyer at Hergott Law in West Kelowna. paul@hlaw.ca

Input sought on Memorial Park upgrades The District of West Kelowna is creating a plan that will recommend upgrades at Memorial Park, located adjacent to Johnson Bentley Memorial Aquatic Centre in downtown Westbank. The Memorial Park Plan will focus specifically on improving existing outdoor spaces at Memorial Park and enhancing the summer outdoor concert series, Music in the Park. Memorial Park is a gathering place for key cultural events in the district, and also features a skateboard park, connections to trails and a playing field. As part of the planning process, the district is inviting the public to participate

in a short survey to share impressions of the park today and ideas for the future. The Memorial Park Plan Ideas Survey takes about five minutes to complete and is available on the district’s homepage, www.districtofwestkelowna.ca. A hard copy of the survey may be picked up at Municipal Hall, 2760 Cameron Rd. The survey will be available until March 6; results will be shared at a public open house March 14, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Westbank Lions Hall. For more information about the project, contact the district’s parks planning department at 778-797-8830.

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ASTTBC Technology Strategy Packed With Careers

Stepping Up

“Technology is the backbone of every BC industry, impacting virtually every aspect of the economy.”

for BC Technology

– BC Technology Report Card 2012 : KPMG

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ECHNOLOGY is BC’s fastest growing sector with employment of 84,000 – more jobs than forestry, mining, and oil and gas combined. 1 Technology today permeates every job and workplace in BC. Technology-reliant occupations in BC employed almost 150,000 workers in 2012. Certified technologist, technician and technical specialist positions represent almost 57,000 jobs, some 38% of this employment. 25,000 new technology job openings are expected by 2020, including about 8,600 more technologists and technicians. Oh, yes – and thousands of currently employed technology professionals nearing retirement must be replaced! Yet most young BC men and women – and their parents – currently overlook scores of stimulating science and technology careers. So… WHY aren’t grads and adult career-changers lining up for two-year programs at BCIT and colleges that lead straight into rewarding careers in applied science and engineering technology? “Part of the reason is that no clear strategic direction exists for technology education in BC,” observes John Leech, AScT, CAE, Executive Director of the 10,000 member Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of British Columbia (ASTTBC). “‘A Strategic Direction for Technology Education and Skills in British Columbia’, released on January 29th 2013, maps out an action plan for technology education and skills development.”

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ATIONAL ENGINEERING & GEOSCIENCE MONTH provides an opportunity to celebrate applied science and engineering technologists, technicians and technical specialists… the ‘invisible’ professionals who keep you and your family comfortable, safe, warm and productive. ASTTBC Technology Professionals design, build and maintain the systems that bring your home reliable drinking water, electricity, fuel for the furnace and range. We keep your TV, Internet and phones humming, police and fire telecommunications flowing. We help design and build your community’s infrastructure, roads, lighting and traffic control. The 10,000 Technology Professionals registered with ASTTBC all take pride in serving you and your community. You seldom see us, but we’ve got your back – 24/7, 365 – working in public utilities, cities, towns and regional districts, and on professional teams.

John Leech, AScT, CAE Executive Director, ASTTBC For more info:

Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of British Columbia 10767 – 148th Street, Surrey, BC V3R 0S4 T 604.585.2788 F 604.585.2790 techinfo@asttbc.org

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Check out our web page for NEGM activities that ASTTBC is supporting… www.ASTTBC.org/negm

Key goals outlined in ASTTBC’s Strategic Direction report: • Develop a strategic direction for technology education and skills in BC. • Create a technology education and training plan for BC tied to labour market demand. • Promote technology careers, skills and education in BC. • Increase high-school technology career preparation programs and teaching science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). full report available to download

• Increase Aboriginal participation in technology education and careers. • Increase participation and career advancement for women in technology. • Improve access for Internationally Trained Professionals.

For more information on ASTTBC’s Strategic Direction Report, please visit… www.ASTTBC.org/sd

“ASTTBC’s Strategic Direction stresses the ‘middle path’ between colleges and institutes, and university degrees and trades apprenticeships.”

“The payoff is summed up in just one word – opportunity!”, Leech enthuses. “We see career opportunity for our young graduates, male and female, for Aboriginal people and new Canadians, becoming professional technologists, technicians and technical specialists.” ASTTBC’s strategy challenges the K–12 school system to redouble efforts to engage young students in ‘STEM’ subjects – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – and urges the creation of a BC ‘Science and Technology Culture’. STEM skills are the means by which Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and Finland have established leadership in key industries. 2 A recent BC Technology Industries Association survey found ‘specialty’ technicians and technologists are the single most important position for BC technology companies to fill currently. The recent BC Mining HR Task Force forecast shows technologists and technicians are prominent in the industry’s five most in-demand occupations, including geological and mineral technologists, drafting technologists and technicians, and mapping and related technologists and technicians. “The need for more technology skills training programs for British Columbians is simply overwhelming,” concludes Leech. ■ 1 BC Jobs Plan: 1-Year Progress Report 2 Canadian Council of Chief Executives, 2012


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Obituaries

BANCROFT: WILLIAM (BILL) F. William (Bill) F. Bancroft of Kelowna, passed away suddenly on February 23rd, 2013 at the age of 76 years. Bill will be missed by his family and friends. Survived by his loving wife Jeannette, his mom Leela Greves, sister Gwen(Eric) Carlson, nephews Wayne and Russell and many other family and friends. At the request of Bill there will be no service. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mem.com, clicking on stories and typing in William Bancroft. Arrangements entrusted with First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna. 250-762-2299

HEMMETT, WILLIAM (BILL) Passed away peacefully on February 22, 2013, age 92. Survived by Marjorie, his wife of 73 years, sons; Rob(Pam) of Richmond B.C., Ray(Patti) of Kamloops, B.C, daughter Janyce Chmelka(Ken) of Colorado Springs, Co., six grandchildren; Shannon, Cameron, Darryl, Jeffrey, Colin and Conor. Born in Moose Jaw, Sk, Bill and Marj moved to Kelowna in 1946, Bill became a well-known and respected businessman in Kelowna’s earlier years. His inventive and creative nature led him to a variety of business ventures including: owning a machine shop, gold mining at Cherryville, crushing cars and moving scrap iron, instructor at Okanagan College and rebuilding antique engines. His work was his hobby and he worked right up to his final days. He was well known for his mastery of machining and was a constant source of advice to friends and colleagues in the automotive industry. There will be a gathering for family and friends at the Hemmett’s, 1845 Watson Road, on Saturday, March 2, 2013 from 1:00 - 4:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting at www.everdenrust.com.

PRESTON, DOROTHY Went to be with the Lord on February 21, 2013 at the age of 90. Survived by her loving family, daughter Marlene Saharchuk (John) of Prince George, BC; son Ron Preston (Pat) of Vanderhoof, BC; five grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; sister Barbara Webb (Reg) of Penticton, BC; nieces and nephews. Sadly predeceased by her loving husband Claude Preston, daughter Pat LeBarge, grandson Sandy and sister Mona Manuel. Dorothy had such a thankful heart. She always gave God the glory for everything he had done for her. She was a faithful minister’s wife and served God for many years. She will be sadly missed by her family and they will very much miss her faithful prayers. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 2, at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. Interment in the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: World Vision Canada, 1 World Drive, Mississauga, Ontario, L5T 2Y4 www.worldvision.ca Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com 250-860-7077.

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Business Opportunities

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Farm Workers

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Computer Services

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WGP-210 Holdings Ltd. (O/A Tim Hortons) at 3255 Lakeshore Rd., Kelowna is looking for a Food Counter Attendant. Full time, shift work (nights, overnights, early mornings, weekends) $10.25/hr. Apply within or fax 250-712-9893

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Company Line Driver (f/t) We are currently looking for a F/T Company Line Driver. Requires a Class 1 license, consistent trips and start times. We are a growing, progressive and well respected carrier specializing in the transportation of perishable and dry freight, since 1957. We are currently looking for an individual to support our Founding Values for future success at our Kelowna Terminal. Please drop off resume, cover letter and abstract to: 901 Alsgard Street, Kelowna, BC, V1X 7J2 or Fax 250-765-2994, Attn: Kerry Weber

Education/Trade Schools

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BEAUDOIN Diamond Drilling Ltd. West Kelowna, BC is looking for experienced Diamond Driller, 3-5 yrs exp. for helicopter & camp job, to work in Yukon in June 2013. $30/hr plus bonus. Fax: 778-755-0522 Phone: 250-870-1099, email: mario_beau@hotmail.com

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Education/Trade Schools

While we try to ensure all advertisements appearing in the Kelowna Capital News are placed by reputable businesses with legitimate offers, we do caution our readers to undertake due diligence when answering any advertisement, particularly when the advertiser is asking for monies up front. Cherry Sorters, Pickers & Pruners required $10.25/hr. February 11 - November 30. Sorting at 991 Salmon River Road, Salmon Arm, BC; Picking at Oyama, BC & Area. Apply with online form @ www.kalwoodfarms.com EXPERIENCED CDA required for Dr. Dale Henry, starting April. Prostho module an asset. Office Hours TuesdayWednesday-Thursday 7:30am - 6pm. Resumes to: 201-330632nd Ave, Vernon, V1T 2M6 Fax 250-545-6872 or email: docsmiley@shawcable.com Resident Manager for 20 unit Silver Star Motel,Vernon Fax 250-545-3859 email silverstar motel@shaw.ca TJ’S The Kiddies Store, BC’S largest baby & childrens furniture store in Kelowna is accepting resumes for a PT position. Retail & computer exp an asset, apply in person at unit #4-360 Spedding Crt.,250860-2229 kelowna@tjskids.com

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Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services Everest Indian Restaurant hiring Tandoori & Curry Cook, 3-5 years exp, F/T monthly $3000. Drop Resume to :unit #1-2430 Main St. W Kelowna. Hiring experienced waiters for F/T & P/T position, also hiring kitchen helper, all benefits incl. Drop resume at #1-2430 Main St., West Kelowna, 768-8700.

WGP-210 Holdings Ltd. (O/A Tim Hortons) at 1694 Powick Rd., Kelowna is looking for a Food Counter Attendant. Full time, shift work (nights, overnights, early mornings, weekends) $10.25/hr. Apply within or fax 250-717-3987 WGP-210 Holdings Ltd. (O/A Tim Hortons) at 160 Hollywood Rd., Kelowna is looking for a Food Counter Attendant. Full time, shift work (nights, overnights, early mornings, weekends) $10.25/hr. Apply within or fax 250-763-4322.

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Trades, Technical AMS Solutions Inc. is seeking Junior, Intermediate and Senior Controls Engineers for our Enderby, BC office. AMS primarily serves the wood product industry which provides the opportunity for successful applicants to apply their skills and deploy leading - edge technologies on many different machines & processes. Typical projects involve PLC/HMI programming, Motion control, Network design, and Control Panel / Console layouts. www.amss.ca/Employment

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ATTENTION The Capital News cannot be responsible for errors after the first day of publication of any advertisement. Notice of errors on the first day should immediately be called to the attention of the Classified Department to be corrected for the following edition.

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Real Estate

Rentals

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Houses For Sale

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Misc. Wanted Gold & Silver. Private buyer buying coins, jewelry, silverware, nuggets ect. I can come to you! Todd 250-864-3521 Local Coin Collector Buying Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins + Coin Guy: 250-863-3082 PURCHASING old Canadian & American coin collections & accumulations. 250-548-3670 RECORDS Wanted, Pandosy Books #138-1889 Springfield Rd. nr. Bulk Foods, 861-4995

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OFFICE for Lease: 1000 sq ft + heritage house conversion. Updated. Downtown Vernon. Great for medical/ dental/massage/professional. Wheelchair accessible. Cabinetry included. Ample Parking on site. $1000/mo. Call to view: 250 308-2266. Available immediately.

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CANADIAN built SRIs in quiet Belaire Estates MHP. Sound investment with head lease to 2054 & undergound services including natural gas immediate occupancy on show homes or custom order to suit your budget. Call Lake Country Modular, 515 Beaver Lake Rd.(adjacent to SRI’s factory) 250-766-2214 www.LCMhomes MOVE into your Brand New Home & get 6 Whirlpool appliances FREE. 3 bedroom, 2 bath California finished drywall homes.CEMboard siding. #1317 SIERRAS $159,900.00 #606 SIERRAS $169,900.00 #601 SIERRAS - SOLD! Accent Homes 250-769-6614

RETIRE IN Beautiful Southern BC, Brand New Park. Affordable Housing. COPPER RIDGE. Manufactured Home Park, New Home Sales. Keremeos, BC. Spec home on site to view. Please call 250-4627055. www.copperridge.ca

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Honda Trash Pump WT30X 3” intake and discharge. Exellent cond $500 (250)860-7602

WANTED: Vintage paintings, postcards, fishing rods, reels, tackle, old knives, Native baskets, old guns, saddles & gun rigs, military medals, pocket watches, etc. Silver & gold coins. Honest & Confidential! Cash Paid! 250-308-7342, 250-260-8069

BUYING or SELLING? For professional info call Grant Assoc. Broker, Premiere Canadian Properties (250)-8626436, FREE Evaluation Two homes and a shop in Golden for sale. Kijiji 370618987. Phone 250-344-5772 or 344-0553.

1bdrm apt., 55+, NS, ND, NP, Appls. Neat & Clean. Gordon Manor near Capri Centre. Avail March 1, $795, 250-764-5151 2Bdrm newly reno’d top flr corner unit, DT, Kelowna. Pets allowed. Insuite laundry, cover parking, quiet side building main bus rte, outside front door. Perfect location in great neighborhood Avail. March 1st $1095/mo Call (250)862-6911 Condo in Playa De Sol building (L.Mission) 2bdrm + den, $1500. Paul: 250-864-7504

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$400 & Under Oak Table, 2 leaves, 4 upholstered chairs & matching buffet, $399. Call: 250-763-7325 TAUPE Sofa bed, like new. $400 (paid $800) Call (250)451-9423

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AVAILABLE Now, two(2) ground floor retail units, at 1511 Sutherland Ave., 4 corner stop, #103 is 1820/SF & #107 is 1684/SF. Base rent $12.00/SF + common of $3.95/SF. Royal Pacific Rlty 604-765-3658 Bob Curell or Keith at 250-448-6797 Email: rcurell@telus.net

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CENTRAL Okanagan, Newly renovated, 7bdrm & 4.5bath. Large family rm, 778-821-4361

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MARCH 1st, 3bdrm, 1bath, shared laundry, hardwood throughout. Close to schools, bus & across from park. $1300/mo, 840 Leathead. 250860-8663, 778-214-4552.

Avail, furn rms/suite, DT, Central, quiet & clean, w/d, int., cbl, utils, $475+,250-861-5757

1Bd 1000 sq.ft. soundproofed gr. level. Bright, quiet & private. FR, ST, A/C, parking, utls. incl. no pets, non smoking individual, Ref.please. $750/m. Avail March 1. 250-765-5204. 1BD, Mission area, ns, nprtys, np, $785/mo. Avail March 15 ref’s. req’d. Suitable for working or student. 250-764-4928 1BDRM + den bsmnt suite in Ellison on acreage, utils incl, $800, 1 pet, NS, shared lndry, Avail April 1, 250-470-2576 1Bdrm W/O Orchard setting close to UBCO, bus rte, Rutland Bench. Avail. March 1st. Parking. $700/mo 870-3294 2BD legal suite Rutland. Nr. bus & shopping. 4appl, ns, np. $900 + utils. Avail March 1st. Call 250-765-9870 2 Bdrm bright sunny walkout suite, washer/dryer, add’l freezer fridge, fully furn, no smoking inside, n/p, quiet resp. tenant. All utilils incl. w/TV in living room & access to TV in both bdrms. Within easy biking dist. to UBCO on bus route., $1,425.00 unfurnished pricing can be discussed call 250 864-7511

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Duplex / 4 Plex 2bdrm West Kelowna Unit, Avail now. Reno’d, 5 appls, incl’s new w/d & parking, NS, NP. $900 +utils, 250-767-6330 Coscto/Springvalley 2,000sqft, Reno’d SxS, 4bds, 2bath incl bsmnt. D/W, A/C, fenced. $1,350+utils. NS/ND/No Pets. Avail now. 250-763-5217

Homes for Rent 3bd + den in Black Mtn for $1500 + 60% utils. Attach dbl garage, Paul: 250-864-7504 3Bdrm 2bath Lakeview main floor Rancher w/ dbl garage $1300 includes utils. Avail. March 1 NP NS 250-718-8182 3bdrm Rutland Rancher, fenced yard, pets ok, ref’s req’d, 360 Mills Rd. $1100 + utils. Call: 250-765-5578

N. Glenmore. 3bdrm, 2bth,fam rm. 5 appls, garage, 2 stall driveway, 2 decks, many parks/trails,near schools, NS, NP, Ref’s, Avail late Feb., $1280+utils. (250)-718-2771

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DOWNTOWN ground floor office space for rent at 1476 St. Paul Street. Approx. 100 sq ft. Bright open office seeking compatible tenants. Shared Reception,Boardroom Administrative support and fax/color printer available. $450/month. Available April 1, 2013. Call 250-717-0506.

Recreation For rent cabin and lot + 2 other lots. 50x100 on Ok Lake Avail. April 1. 1-604-794-3318

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2bdrm legal suite, walk out, includes utils., NP. NS. $950/mo Call 250-769-9068 2bd, Rutland, 4 appliances, sep. entry, NS, NP, $900 utils incl’d, April 1st. 250-717-0587 2BD S.Rutland, near amens. All utils/cbl incl. ns/np/np. Avail now. 899-2195, 448-4843 BACH. patially furn. on bus rte Avail. March 1st, sing. wrkng. person, NS., $650/mo. incl. util/cbl/int,NP Rutland area Leanne 862-9055 Lve. mess. FURN. bachelor suite, shaw, net. utils, common entry, laundry, NS, NP, cls to bus. $600+DD (250)862-5761 NEWER 1bdrm suite, avail immediately. Own entry parking & nice yard. $675 incl utils. Quiet area in East Kelowna, NS, NP. Clean resp person. 250-712-2247 250-869-9663

1986 Ford Ltd Crown Vic. Auto all power excel. cond. 5ltr 302 $1500 (250)717-0581

Suites, Upper

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1, 2, 3 bdrm suites available in West Kelowna. Starting at $550.00 up to $875.00 Great location, well kept, nice & clean. Sorry no pets, must have ref, 250.768.2411 ext 223 1427 Athans Crt. Very close to DT. 1bd legal suite, $650 All incl. DD, 1 working man, Avail March 1. Call: 250-762-7275

ATTENTION The Capital News cannot be responsible for errors after the first day of publication of any advertisement. Notice of errors on the first day should immediately be called to the attention of the Classified Department to be corrected for the following edition. Winfield, 2bdrm, 1bath, upper floor suite on farm acreage. Avail immed., $800/mo incl utils & cable. Shared laundry, pets neg. Call: (250)766-2249

Want to Rent Wanted: 2bd or 1bd + den in good area, up to date appls & close to amens. Female, new comer to the area, non-smoker, non-drinker, good ref’s., $750-$850, 250-767-0037.

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Auto Accessories/Parts AAA Service 24/7, Cash For Cars. Call Paul Haul (250)808-9593 LYLE’S TOWING. FREE REMOVAL of unwanted vehicles. Pay up to $1000 for good vehicles. Lots of used parts for sale. (250)-765-8537

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NOTICE is hereby given that creditors and others, having claims against the Estate of REGINA MARY ROOZENDAAL, formerly of #18-970 Springfield Rd., Kelowna, BC, V1Y 8T1, deceased, are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Executor, c/o Mary-Lou Huculak 625 Kincaid Rd Kelowna, BC V1Y 8T1 on or before March 25, 2013, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. Mary-Lou Huculak, Executor

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2517 taLLuS ridGe drive

TWO GARAGES plus shop and RV spaces. Gorgeous, huge family home loaded with features and space.  Granite, hardwood, soaring ceilings. Walk-out finished basement with wet bar, 2 driveways, 2 garages, plus shop, plus back lane. New Listing in Tallus Ridge only $669,000.

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126, 2250 Louie drive

Detached 2 bdrm, 2 bath rancher in Westlake Gardens.  Immaculate 1480 sq ft of living space updated with a fashionable palette of wall paint complimented with beautiful hardwood floors. Loads of living space includes family room off kitchen. Walking distance  to amenities,  shopping hub, golf & recreation. MLS®10057769

TRACEY BOORMAN

250-899-0889

659,900

$

2551 Saddleridge Drive, west Kelowna Outstanding updated 6 bed/4 bath rancher walkout in Smith Creek! Perfect for a family or income helper - easily suiteable basement w/ 2 bed/2 bath and walk-out to fenced yard & hot tub. Great location & neighbourhood, close to all amenities.  MLS® 10059762

JENNIFER WIANCKO

DOORS for you.

2514 hedGeStone drive

4 Bed, 3 bath Grade Level entry with full finished basement. An executive home in every respect that sets the bar high 3500’ of absolute luxury. Not a chance this home could be replaced for this money. It boasts an incredible gourmet kitchen with a massive granite island, 4 generous bed all with walk in closets, an amazing lake view, a deluxe wet bar & so much more. Eric 250-718-8677 www.RealEstateCrew.ca. MLS®10056373.

ROGER CYR

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ERIC STEINBACH

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250-470-8803

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Great 4 bed/ 2 bath home

#33 3283 broadview road

Within blocks to the hospital with many new features. Brand new high efficiency furnace, Newer roof, new paint in and out, hardwood, tile. This home is very clean and well maintained. MLS®10058727

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324, 663 denaLi Court

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3827 woodeLL

DOWNSIZE WITHOUT COMPROMISE. Fabulous Lakeview, Location and Convenience. The “Tucson” features 1200 sq. ft. on main with finished walk-out basement incl. full bath, guest suite and rec. room. Brand New, Lot 9.25, exceptional value at $389,900 plus Net HST, NO PTTx. ShOw hOMES OpEn 12 tO 4 Daily.

750,000

339,900

Suite of a Deal, new electrical upgrade,roof,windows,furnace,stucco and more. Visit me this Sat. you will be glad you did. MLS®10058195

DARCY ELDER

250-869-2345

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3514 royaL GaLa dr., Lakeview htS. oPen houSe Sat 1-3Pm

Welcome to your beautiful Mission Hill walk out rancher with Breathtaking lake & vineyard views. Soak away your days tensions in your private hot tub while over looking the lake. Call today for your personal tour. MLS®10055815.

TROY FISHER

250-878-0626

250-859-0532

289,900

$

KEN UNGER

250-869-4481

townhome in Gated Community 1175 SF; 2 bedroom, 2 Bathrooms; garage at your front door. Brand new high end flooring and Designer Paints, gas, FP. Walk to Shannon Lake Golf Course. ANN STANLEY

250-317-8171

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PRICED BELOW ASSESSMENT!! SPACIOUS and SENSIBLY priced 2 Bed 2 Bath 1392 square ft condo located in perfect location. Walk to shopping plaza and downtown West Kelowna. This home has generous rooms and a 250 square foot enclosed balcony/ sunroom. 55+ adult living building with only 39 suites. New laminate flooring, large storage room in suite and another larger storage in underground parking. Open kitchen/nook with abundance of cabinets. Amenities include all in social room, shared library, billiard table, kitchenette, hobby/workshop and RV parking! A fabulous home to retire to! MLS®10052020

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205,900

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3820 GLen Canyon drive

Sonoma PineS

Why buy a used home when you can own a brand new home in a great community with a full new home warranty for only $379,900.00 all in? That’s right, landscaping, fencing, underground irrigation, four stainless steel appliances, air conditioning, granite and double attached garage. **BONUS** this price includes net H.S.T.! Just think, for a qualified 1st time home buyer, this could mean mortgage payments of just $1620/month, no P.T.T., and the $10,000 bonus back in your pocket! $10,000 government rebate ends April 1,2013, don’t miss out. MLS®10056016.

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An idea to build on A small idea thought up by an Okanagan College fine-arts professor has supported the massive weight of time. The idea was the Spaghetti Bridge Contest, which is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the event that has brought it international acclaim; the man is Mike Young. “The idea came together as a way to break up the winter blues, have a competition that used inexpensive materials and pitted the technologies against the creative students in fine arts,” he explains. “It was also intended to involve elementary and highschool students and have them come to the college so that by being more familiar with the institution, they would feel more comfortable about the place and choose the college for their post-secondary education.” Mary McCulloch, the former Dean of Fine Arts, remembers the discussions at coffee about how to involve the community and other colleges. “Mike was very good at ideas, but he recognized he would need to bring other people in.” He approached Brad Rickards and Peter Murray in Physics, and Bob Gallant and Bas Bradley in Civil Engineering

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Technology. The first year, the strongest bridge held 18 kilograms, the next year 30. “Then, the loads just went up, up, up,” Bradley said. “Just when you thought it couldn’t go any higher, it would.” Bradley has a lot of memories from his 12-year involvement, although a bridge exploding in his face might not be among them. One of Young’s favourite memories was the reaction of “very petite Grade 9 student” when Peter Murray backed into and broke her bridge. Her reaction can’t be printed in a family newspaper. Murray was horrified. “At the end of day, we instantly developed some hard-luck prizes,” said the Physics professor, who worked on the contest every year, with one exception, until he semi-retired this year after 39 years. For the first few years, the core group ran it and the college’s only involvement was providing the space. “Eventually, it became too big for us; either the college had to take it over or it wouldn’t continue. Garry Gaudet embraced it. That’s when the heavyweight contest started.” Gaudet, a former CBC broadcaster and newspaper reporter, had just been hired as the college’s first professional media relations officer. “We saw it as a promotional opportunity. I thought, let’s see what we can do with massive weights; let’s see if we can get 100 pounds off a bridge. That happened pretty quickly, which got a lot of news-

paper and TV attention.” The first year of the heavyweight competition, the bridge held 47.2 kilograms. “I would invite MIT, the big technology universities in the U.S. to come and compete with our guys; nobody ever did but when I emceed, I always vowed they didn’t show up for fear of embarrassment.” While the bit U.S. technical universities might have afraid to compete, the college got the publicity it sought when Ripley’s Believe It or Not bought some bridges for its museums, and Spectacular Word of Guinness TV Record showed the competition on stations all over the world. And Discover magazine wrote a humorous piece that if all the witticisms had been stacked on a bridge, it would have crushed it. The long, congratulatory piece ended with: “Any engineer can build a bridge out of iron, but it takes a true visionary to add niacin, thiamin, and essential vitamins.” The originators of the spaghetti bridge contest were dreamers, but even they had no idea it would become an international event. Or that bridges made from a kitchen stable could be turned into a structure that would hold almost a thousand pounds. “I watch the heavyweight every year and I’m amazed by it,” Murray said. “It’s an event to watch. They should invite Rick Mercer here. It’s the kind of thing he would hop on and it would get national coverage.” That’s an idea that would impress even Young. “It was amazing to me how this simple idea has generated so many years of ingenuity, creativity, competition, and co-operation between faculty, students at the elementary, secondary and post secondary levels,” Young wrote. “Long may it run.”

The inventor of the Fettuccine Fault Line is betting a bridge at Okanagan College’s Spaghetti Bridge Contest will hold 1,000 pounds (453.59 kilograms) this year. “One strand of pasta,” said Henry Murphy, as he rummaged through the spaghetti boxes in his lab and pulled out a piece, “will hold a lot of weight. The more of these you put in, the more weight the bridge will hold. “Usually there are about 100 spokes, so if it holds 10 pounds, a bridge should easily hold 1,000 pounds,” said the former welder, air-weapons technician, miner, and Northside Steel manager, who has helped with the contest since 1984, first as a student, then as an industry liaison, and now as a College instructor. He’s the tech for the asphalt, concrete, and soils labs, but he also teaches fabricating to mechanical engineering technology students, and School District 23 shop teachers fabrication. “We think we’re going to get a 1,000-pound bridge this year. Of course, if there is one little flaw, it will start failing like a zipper.” The record of 443.58 kilograms (977.92 pounds) was set in 2009 by Norbert Pozsonyi and Aliz Totivan of Hungary. The contest that started small and informal in 1983 has become much more formal

Fun? Yes. Educational? Absolutely! Spaghetti Bridge helps meet mandate of ASTTBC

John Leech realizes his job is fun otherwise he wouldn’t have worked for the same organization for 40 years. Leech is executive director of Applied Science, Technicians and Technologists of British Columbia (ASTTBC). Fun is not often used to describe technology careers, which is one reason the 10,000-member organization sponsors the Okanagan College Spaghetti Bridge contest, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. “It’s a prime vehicle for exciting young minds about science and technology,” Leech explained, as he parked his car beside the highway so he could talk more enthusiastically about technology. “When you look at the heavy-

weight competition in particular, it is easy to make a leap of faith and stop building with concrete and steel and build bridges with pasta,” he said with a chuckle. “It’s incredible. It’s about as magical as the iPhone and other electronic devices.” In addition to sponsoring the spaghetti bridge competition, ASTTBC is also a prime sponsor with RoboCup, which introduces elementary and secondary school students to robotics. The largest of the three Canadian events is held at Okanagan College. The two others are in Ontario and Quebec. “Robotics is an area of high technology, it’s kind of neat and cool. Young people can get pretty excited about robots and the fact that they get to program and make robots do

and methodical, and Murphy ensures it stays that way. At the beginning, buckets of sand were hooked to the bridges, until they got so strong, weightlifters were recruited. “We used Gold’s Gym, but the weight eventually got so heavy we came up with a hydraulic machine that we called Igor — an off-the-shelf piece of equipment — but that was only good for 550 pounds.” In 1993-94, when he was a part-time lab tech and teaching in the mechanical engineering technology program, Murphy built a hydraulically controlled testing apparatus that constantly loaded the bridge at a set rate — the Fettuccine Fault Line, so named in a student contest. “We used a hydraulic cylinder and a load settled on the end of the cylinder and that hooked up to the bottom of the bridge, which was set on two supports.” While Bob Williams, one of the spaghetti-bridge building legends, has predicted a spaghetti bridge could hold a metric ton if built properly, Murphy isn’t willing to make such predictions. “They’re learning more all the time. There are new glues all the time and they’re figuring out where the weak spot are. They’ve figured out that cool glue is best. “If they use glue that’s too hot, it cooks

something useful. It’s pretty neat stuff. “We saw the potential to engage with young people and we applaud the initiative of the college, both for Spaghetti Bridge and RoboCup.” He said when students — elementary, secondary and post-secondary — are having fun building bridges, they get some insight into science and how technicians and technologists help run the world. “Often engineering technologists and technicians are invisible to parents, teachers and the public and yet those folks are behind the scenes making sure infrastructure continues to work, and the technology that we walk around with is working.” ASTTBC was formed in 1958, but re-invented itself under the Applied Science, Technicians and Technolo-

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www.aplinmartin.com the pasta and makes a weak spot. Hot glue never gets solid; it’s always soft and will give a bit.” For this year’s contest, Murphy is replacing 60-watt glue guns with 10-watt guns, donated by Interior Testing. “We get a lot of support from industry.” After all these years, Murphy never tires of watching the amazement on people’s faces as they see a one-kilogram bridge holding hundreds of pounds. “They’re staring at the weight and their jaws drop.” If, as he expects, the 1,000-pound mark is beaten, more jaws will drop, including his.

gists Act in 1985. “The number of long-term employees, the volunteer efforts over the decades speaks volumes for the efficacy of ASTTBC, but we’re here to do a job and people are committed to it.” While the association started sponsoring the bridge contest, its relationship goes back further to when the College started offering two-year diploma programs in engineering technology. Leech can’t make this year’s competition, but he been a spectator, a speaker, and handed out special rulers and airplanes and other fun things to let the audience know ASTTBC is there. The association will be represented this year by Jason Jung, manager of program development, regional

manager Bruce Stevens, and community representative Henry Murphy, an Okanagan College engineering technology instructor. Murphy echoed Leech’s contention that many people don’t consider technology as a career. “They think of engineers and trades people, but there is that link in between, which is a very lucrative link, where we need people who can understand engineering and be able apply principles to trades people. So we are called applied science technologists.” Leech said a statement that was true when he graduated from BCIT graduate in civil engineering technology, is still true today: “You can get a rewarding, well-paying job and you can do it within two years.”


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An idea to build on A small idea thought up by an Okanagan College fine-arts professor has supported the massive weight of time. The idea was the Spaghetti Bridge Contest, which is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the event that has brought it international acclaim; the man is Mike Young. “The idea came together as a way to break up the winter blues, have a competition that used inexpensive materials and pitted the technologies against the creative students in fine arts,” he explains. “It was also intended to involve elementary and highschool students and have them come to the college so that by being more familiar with the institution, they would feel more comfortable about the place and choose the college for their post-secondary education.” Mary McCulloch, the former Dean of Fine Arts, remembers the discussions at coffee about how to involve the community and other colleges. “Mike was very good at ideas, but he recognized he would need to bring other people in.” He approached Brad Rickards and Peter Murray in Physics, and Bob Gallant and Bas Bradley in Civil Engineering

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Technology. The first year, the strongest bridge held 18 kilograms, the next year 30. “Then, the loads just went up, up, up,” Bradley said. “Just when you thought it couldn’t go any higher, it would.” Bradley has a lot of memories from his 12-year involvement, although a bridge exploding in his face might not be among them. One of Young’s favourite memories was the reaction of “very petite Grade 9 student” when Peter Murray backed into and broke her bridge. Her reaction can’t be printed in a family newspaper. Murray was horrified. “At the end of day, we instantly developed some hard-luck prizes,” said the Physics professor, who worked on the contest every year, with one exception, until he semi-retired this year after 39 years. For the first few years, the core group ran it and the college’s only involvement was providing the space. “Eventually, it became too big for us; either the college had to take it over or it wouldn’t continue. Garry Gaudet embraced it. That’s when the heavyweight contest started.” Gaudet, a former CBC broadcaster and newspaper reporter, had just been hired as the college’s first professional media relations officer. “We saw it as a promotional opportunity. I thought, let’s see what we can do with massive weights; let’s see if we can get 100 pounds off a bridge. That happened pretty quickly, which got a lot of news-

paper and TV attention.” The first year of the heavyweight competition, the bridge held 47.2 kilograms. “I would invite MIT, the big technology universities in the U.S. to come and compete with our guys; nobody ever did but when I emceed, I always vowed they didn’t show up for fear of embarrassment.” While the bit U.S. technical universities might have afraid to compete, the college got the publicity it sought when Ripley’s Believe It or Not bought some bridges for its museums, and Spectacular Word of Guinness TV Record showed the competition on stations all over the world. And Discover magazine wrote a humorous piece that if all the witticisms had been stacked on a bridge, it would have crushed it. The long, congratulatory piece ended with: “Any engineer can build a bridge out of iron, but it takes a true visionary to add niacin, thiamin, and essential vitamins.” The originators of the spaghetti bridge contest were dreamers, but even they had no idea it would become an international event. Or that bridges made from a kitchen stable could be turned into a structure that would hold almost a thousand pounds. “I watch the heavyweight every year and I’m amazed by it,” Murray said. “It’s an event to watch. They should invite Rick Mercer here. It’s the kind of thing he would hop on and it would get national coverage.” That’s an idea that would impress even Young. “It was amazing to me how this simple idea has generated so many years of ingenuity, creativity, competition, and co-operation between faculty, students at the elementary, secondary and post secondary levels,” Young wrote. “Long may it run.”

The inventor of the Fettuccine Fault Line is betting a bridge at Okanagan College’s Spaghetti Bridge Contest will hold 1,000 pounds (453.59 kilograms) this year. “One strand of pasta,” said Henry Murphy, as he rummaged through the spaghetti boxes in his lab and pulled out a piece, “will hold a lot of weight. The more of these you put in, the more weight the bridge will hold. “Usually there are about 100 spokes, so if it holds 10 pounds, a bridge should easily hold 1,000 pounds,” said the former welder, air-weapons technician, miner, and Northside Steel manager, who has helped with the contest since 1984, first as a student, then as an industry liaison, and now as a College instructor. He’s the tech for the asphalt, concrete, and soils labs, but he also teaches fabricating to mechanical engineering technology students, and School District 23 shop teachers fabrication. “We think we’re going to get a 1,000-pound bridge this year. Of course, if there is one little flaw, it will start failing like a zipper.” The record of 443.58 kilograms (977.92 pounds) was set in 2009 by Norbert Pozsonyi and Aliz Totivan of Hungary. The contest that started small and informal in 1983 has become much more formal

Fun? Yes. Educational? Absolutely! Spaghetti Bridge helps meet mandate of ASTTBC

John Leech realizes his job is fun otherwise he wouldn’t have worked for the same organization for 40 years. Leech is executive director of Applied Science, Technicians and Technologists of British Columbia (ASTTBC). Fun is not often used to describe technology careers, which is one reason the 10,000-member organization sponsors the Okanagan College Spaghetti Bridge contest, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. “It’s a prime vehicle for exciting young minds about science and technology,” Leech explained, as he parked his car beside the highway so he could talk more enthusiastically about technology. “When you look at the heavy-

weight competition in particular, it is easy to make a leap of faith and stop building with concrete and steel and build bridges with pasta,” he said with a chuckle. “It’s incredible. It’s about as magical as the iPhone and other electronic devices.” In addition to sponsoring the spaghetti bridge competition, ASTTBC is also a prime sponsor with RoboCup, which introduces elementary and secondary school students to robotics. The largest of the three Canadian events is held at Okanagan College. The two others are in Ontario and Quebec. “Robotics is an area of high technology, it’s kind of neat and cool. Young people can get pretty excited about robots and the fact that they get to program and make robots do

and methodical, and Murphy ensures it stays that way. At the beginning, buckets of sand were hooked to the bridges, until they got so strong, weightlifters were recruited. “We used Gold’s Gym, but the weight eventually got so heavy we came up with a hydraulic machine that we called Igor — an off-the-shelf piece of equipment — but that was only good for 550 pounds.” In 1993-94, when he was a part-time lab tech and teaching in the mechanical engineering technology program, Murphy built a hydraulically controlled testing apparatus that constantly loaded the bridge at a set rate — the Fettuccine Fault Line, so named in a student contest. “We used a hydraulic cylinder and a load settled on the end of the cylinder and that hooked up to the bottom of the bridge, which was set on two supports.” While Bob Williams, one of the spaghetti-bridge building legends, has predicted a spaghetti bridge could hold a metric ton if built properly, Murphy isn’t willing to make such predictions. “They’re learning more all the time. There are new glues all the time and they’re figuring out where the weak spot are. They’ve figured out that cool glue is best. “If they use glue that’s too hot, it cooks

something useful. It’s pretty neat stuff. “We saw the potential to engage with young people and we applaud the initiative of the college, both for Spaghetti Bridge and RoboCup.” He said when students — elementary, secondary and post-secondary — are having fun building bridges, they get some insight into science and how technicians and technologists help run the world. “Often engineering technologists and technicians are invisible to parents, teachers and the public and yet those folks are behind the scenes making sure infrastructure continues to work, and the technology that we walk around with is working.” ASTTBC was formed in 1958, but re-invented itself under the Applied Science, Technicians and Technolo-

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www.aplinmartin.com the pasta and makes a weak spot. Hot glue never gets solid; it’s always soft and will give a bit.” For this year’s contest, Murphy is replacing 60-watt glue guns with 10-watt guns, donated by Interior Testing. “We get a lot of support from industry.” After all these years, Murphy never tires of watching the amazement on people’s faces as they see a one-kilogram bridge holding hundreds of pounds. “They’re staring at the weight and their jaws drop.” If, as he expects, the 1,000-pound mark is beaten, more jaws will drop, including his.

gists Act in 1985. “The number of long-term employees, the volunteer efforts over the decades speaks volumes for the efficacy of ASTTBC, but we’re here to do a job and people are committed to it.” While the association started sponsoring the bridge contest, its relationship goes back further to when the College started offering two-year diploma programs in engineering technology. Leech can’t make this year’s competition, but he been a spectator, a speaker, and handed out special rulers and airplanes and other fun things to let the audience know ASTTBC is there. The association will be represented this year by Jason Jung, manager of program development, regional

manager Bruce Stevens, and community representative Henry Murphy, an Okanagan College engineering technology instructor. Murphy echoed Leech’s contention that many people don’t consider technology as a career. “They think of engineers and trades people, but there is that link in between, which is a very lucrative link, where we need people who can understand engineering and be able apply principles to trades people. So we are called applied science technologists.” Leech said a statement that was true when he graduated from BCIT graduate in civil engineering technology, is still true today: “You can get a rewarding, well-paying job and you can do it within two years.”


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