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Feb. 14: Born to Chris and Alanna LaRiviere of Lavington, B.C., a boy, 7 lbs. 13 oz., named Lauchie Lendel. A brother for Brooke. A grandson for Leonard and Tina LaRiviere of Lavington, Del and Betty Selin of Vernon. A great-grandson for Bernie and Myrtle LaRiviere, Jack and Alene Rempel, all of Vernon, Harold and Shirley Halvorson of Squamish, B.C. April 1: Born to Rachel Manning and Trevor Bass of Vernon, a girl, 7 lbs., named Olivia Roseanne Bass. A granddaughter for Debbie Manning of Summerland, B.C., Bruce Manning of New Additions Vancouver, B.C., Peter and Kathy Bass of Calgary, Alta. A great-granddaughter for Joe Schmuck of Summerland. April 5: Born to Jessica and Ben Bouthillier of Armstrong, a girl, 7 lbs. 11 oz., named Charlee Mae. A granddaughter for Mark and Annette Simmons of Enderby, B.C., Rick and Cindy Bouthillier of Armstrong, B.C. A great-granddaughter for Morris Gannon of Prince George, B.C. April 13: Born to Ashlie and Andrew Krause of Vernon, a girl, 9 lbs. 13 oz., named Isabelle Sophia. A granddaughter for Harry and Maureen Krause of Armstrong, B.C., Brent Thompson, Ruth and Ken Schultz, all of Vernon, B.C. A greatgranddaughter for Calvin and Marilyn Thompson of Anglemont, B.C., Donna and Alvin Erdmann of Vernon, Heinz and Frieda Krause of Kitchener, Ont. April 15: Born to Chad and Allyson Wagner of Armstrong, a girl, 7 lbs. 10 oz., named Carly Lynn. A sister for Madison, 2. A granddaughter for Jerry and Lynn Emmel of Salmon Arm, B.C., Ron and Doreen Wagner of Armstrong, B.C. April 19: Born to Dean and Monique Kimoto of Vernon, a girl, 6 lbs. 9 oz., named Elena Maxlyn. A sister for Teiya, 3; Logan, 1 1/2. A granddaughter for Ray and Alice Kimoto of Vernon, B.C. April 21: Born to Sheldon and Tiniesha Hubert of Coldstream, B.C., a girl, 8 lbs. 2 oz., named Kiara Marie. A granddaughter for Glen and Deanne Benzmer of Lumby, B.C., Brent and Dawn Hubert of Coldstream. A greatgranddaughter for Edna Benzmer of Lumby, Ken Broeder of Salmon Arm, B.C., Ray and Lil Hubert of Armstrong, B.C., Garney and Ginny McLean of Burton, B.C. April 23: Born to Anna Borden and David Hoogerdyk of Ashton, Creek, B.C., a girl, 8 lbs. 6 oz., named Rylee Marie Hoogerdyk. A sister for Wesley and Dexx. A granddaughter for Norm and Tammy Hoogerdyk of Woodville, Ont., Diane Borden of Lumby, B.C. A great-granddaughter for Ed and Molly Janak of Parksville, B.C., Ena Hoogerdyk of Ontario, Marion Parsons of Corner Brook, Nfld.

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Community nutritionist Linda Boyd and local social potluck creator Gabe Newman prepare for the Community Family Dinner at Caetani House.

Sit down for a family dinner Editor’s note: The following is from the North Okanagan Early Childhood Development Coalition. Unplug, eat together and talk. There aren’t many things you can do as a parent that are as powerful as eating together with your children. The North Okanagan Early Childhood Development Coalition has partnered with the Caetani House to plan and host an exciting community family dinner to do just that. This fun-filled, family event will be held in the beautiful gardens of the Caeteni Cultural Centre on May 4. Families will sit down together to enjoy a feast of spaghetti and meatballs, salad and healthy dessert served family style, and in true Italian spirit, lots of talking and laughing. Conversation starters and

belly laughs will be inspired by local story teller and Social Potluck creator Gabe Newman. Christine Pilgrim (aka Miss Juul) will lead the play of old-fashioned outdoor games that artist Sveva Caetani may have played as a child. Guests will also be invited to help create beautiful floral centre pieces to decorate the tables and create their own keepsake placemats to take home. Tickets for the Community Family Dinner are $10 each or $25 for a family of four, $5 for each additional child. Tickets are available at the Okanagan Science Centre in Polson Park. For more information, contact Lynne Reside at 250-938-5450 or coordinator@ noecdcoalition.ca. This family-friendly event is part of Unplug and Play week

April 27 to May 4. The benefits of eating together include: Better nutrition Increased social skills Increased vocabulary Greater success at school Less likely to engage in risky behaviors like doing drugs, using alcohol, or smoking Most important, eating together can help increase family connectedness by providing a secure environment for kids to talk with you on a regular basis. It’s never too early or too late to start making family meals a tradition in your house. For more information on getting your family more involved with cooking and eating together follow the blog and find great recipes at http://bettertogetherbc.ca/

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space for the women and children fleeing domestic violence who reside with us,” said programs manager Brooke McLardy, with Transition House. “We are looking towards our generous community to assist us with this fundraising goal and are looking for people or businesses to assist us in one of three ways, donating silent auction items, donating funds to completely renovate one of our bedrooms and/or attending the event. Donations are tax-deductible.”

Donations can be made by contacting Transition House at 250-542-1122. This One’s for the Girls takes place May 3 at the Best Western Vernon Lodge from 6 to 10 p.m. with wine and cheese, a silent auction, and entertainment arranged by Tanya Lipscombe, with Melina Moore, Jayme McKillop, Kailee Duggan, Sherrie Erickson and Carolyn Dickson. Tickets are $30 each which includes the first glass of wine. Tickets are available at 250-542-1122 or 250-558-3850.

Ready to renovate, Transition House throws a party

The Vernon Women’s Transition House has helped a lot of women and children in the past 20 years and now it’s time for an update. The second annual Wine & Cheese and Silent Auction This One’s for the Girls is a chance to have a night out with friends and help Transition House. “As a shelter for some of our most vulnerable community members, we would like to create a warm and welcoming

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