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Local RCMP officer cleared of wrongdoing DELYNDA PILON

The Independent Investigation Office closed two investigations Friday, including one that occurred in Prince George on March 8. Richard Rosenthal, civilian director of the IIO, hosted a press conference last week to report the outcome of an officerinvolved shooting in Vancouver and a foot pursuit that ended in serious injury to the subject in Prince George. An RCMP officer responded to a disturbance call at an Upland Street apartment building just after midnight on March 8 when a 27-year-old was reported to be knocking on apartment doors. The officer saw the man leave the building and pursued him. The subject fled, and while trying to get away attempted to jump a ravine and ended up at the bottom of it, falling about eight metres, seriously injured. Rosenthal said no criminal act was committed by the officer, who ordered the man to stop, then pursued him when he refused to do so. “There is no reason to believe there was contact between the RCMP officer and affected person,” Rosenthal said. “We are closing off the case. No referral to crown will be made.” The other case was an officerinvolved shooting in Vancouver where a man coming after the officer with a knife was fatally shot. Rosenthal said the majority of witness statements were consistent with the officer’s statement. “We concluded the officer acted lawfully and in self-defence,” Rosenthal said.


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Newly installed banners brighten the downtown area Friday. The project, which drew over 98 local artist renditions, is a partnership between Two Rivers Gallery and the City. The nine successful artists are Melissa Bain, Maureen Faulkner, Elizabeth Gibbs, Betty Kovacic, Marc Lacaille, Amanda Nolan, Jennifer Annais Pighin (for two images, Frog and Grouse) and Tatiana Wimmer. There was no referral to crown, but the case has been referred to the Vancouver police department and the police complaints commissioner. Rosenthal also reported on the status of several cases. Since opening its doors in September, the IIO has looked at 39 cases and asserted jurisdiction in 21. Eleven were closed by public report.Three were referred to

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crown, including an officer-involved shooting in Cranbrook. One included a use-of-force allegation. In that case charges were declined by crown. A motor vehicle incident out of Campbell Rver which ended in serious injury is in the hands of crown, which will decide whether or not to file charges. The IIO has been deployed on eight officer involved shootings.

It took seven and a half months for the office to reach a decision in the Greg Matters case, one that occurred in Prince George. There are four pending officer-involved shooting cases the IIO is in various stages of investigating, the oldest being what they refer to as the casino shooting, which happened six months ago, a shooting in Burnaby a bit over 100 days ago, one in Van-

couver three weeks ago, and one in Surrey last week. “We are dedicated to thorough investigations and also timely investigations, and that is one of the things our staff is really working on,” he said. He added the IIO investigation is often the first of many steps which can include administrative investigations and potentially coroner’s inquests.


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Formal RCMP investigation launched Move follows February report from Human Rights Watch DELYNDA PILON


A formal investigation has been launched by the Public Complaints Against the RCMP following a February report from Human Rights Watch, a New York-based organization, about the allegations of the abuse of Aboriginal women and girls at the hands of authorities in Northern British Columbia. This is not the first inquiry into the issue. In 2006, Mary Teegee with Carrier Sekani Family Services was part of one of the first groups to look into stories of improper conduct between the RCMP and Aboriginal women, the Highway of Tears Symposium. The symposium came up with 33 recommendations, many of which have not been acted upon yet due to lack of funding. The Wally Oppal commission was originally formed to investigate women missing from Vancouver’s east end with a particular emphasis on the Pickton farm and the atrocities that occurred there. However, an outcry from the north and the commission’s scope widened to include the Highway of Tears area, and the women and girls missing and murdered in the north. “We requested for an inquiry for the Highway of Tears and the North separate and distinct from the inquiry under under the Oppal administration,” Teegee said. “The intent (of the Oppal inquiry) was to look at the Pickton farm and the Vancouver Police Department. That was the original intent, but because of political lobbying, and because of us making our voice heard in north, after-the-fact they also include the north, “Really, a lot of the intent of the commission was centred around Pickton. We were an add-on at the end. It warrants its

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own inquiry.” She said the 33 recommendations from the Highway of Tears Symposium went largely unfulfilled thanks to a lack of funding. “We were given some piecemeal money,” she said. “Not a lot of the recommendations were fulfilled due to the lack of resources.” She said more needs to be done at this point than fulfill those recommendations. The report needs to be evaluated so committee members know how far along each recommendation is towards being fulfilled. “It has been six or seven years. We need to update.” She added one recommenda-

tion is they gather for an annual symposium for a chance to update one anther and collaborate on various issues. She added they’ve gone past the stage of requiring further recommendations. “Another list of recommendations is not going to suffice for us because we are ready to go,” she said. “We have been ready for a while to implement all those recommendations. Even though they aren’t looking for further recommendations, Teegee welcomes the upcoming inquiry. “We definitely will build on that. There definitely has to be some change.” Teegee pointed out change has

been hard to find. She said when the whole issue came down with Judge Ramsey, no report came to them saying what, if any, changes would be made so nothing like it would happen again within the judicial system, the policing system or the legal system. Commitment, she said, is the key. “There has to be some firm commitment and action. It’s not good enough to say sorry, it wont happen again,” he said. “We can work together by resourcing and ensuring some recommendations we put forward are realized.” She blames the lack of really strong political will and a lack

of putting where your money where your mouth is as the reasons it hasn’t happened thus far. CSFS has been the host agency behind this work, doing things by the side of desk without funding because they are committed to it. Now they need to see that commitment from other levels of government. “With commitment comes resources,” she said. She added there is a component of shame in the fact it took an agency from New York to renew the interest in the problem. “It is abhorrent,” she said. “It takes an international body to hopefully hold Canadian hands to the fire.”

Preteen Mackenzie girl killed in single-vehicle incident Shortly before 7 p.m. on May 17, the Mackenzie RCMP, Mackenzie Fire Department and BC Ambulance Service responded to a complaint of a single-vehicle incident on the Causeway Forest

Service road, six km from Mackenzie. Upon arrival at the scene it was discovered that a 12-year-old female passenger had died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. The subsequent

investigation revealed an 11-year-old female was driving the 1994 Jeep YJ vehicle, under the supervision of a 41-year-old man, when the driver lost control of the SUV and it overturned.

The Causeway Forest Service Road was closed for approximately 10 hours as a result of this collision and subsequent scene examination. All occupants were from the Mackenzie area.

The incident is being investigated by the Mackenzie RCMP and BC Coroners Services. “The impact on the community and in our elementary and high schools has been significant,” said Sgt.

Syd Lecky, the Mackenzie RCMP detachment commander. “Investigators and RCMP Victim Assistance workers continue to work with the community in providing support to the affected families.”


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In Provincial Court in Prince George on March 20: Christopher A. Clark was found guilty of possession of a controlled substance, fined $1,500 and assessed a victim surcharge of $225. Wayne H. Dudoward was found guilty of two counts of theft of property with a value less than $5,000, sentenced to 14 days in jail and placed on probation for 12 months. Billy B. Lolly was found guilty of theft of property with a value less than $5,000 and failing to comply with a probation order and sentenced to 44 days in jail. Trevor R. Louie was found guilty of driving without due care and attention, fined $500, assessed a victim surcharge of $75 and prohibited from driving for one year. Doris A. Niedermayer was found guilty of two counts of possession of a controlled substance, placed on probation for one year and assessed a victim surcharge of $50. Chad P. Poitras was found guilty of operating a motor vehicle while prohibited, sentenced to 90 days in jail and prohibited from driving for three years. Poitras was also found guilty of failing to comply with a probation order and sentenced to 90 days in jail. James D. Poole was found guilty of failing to comply with a probation order, sentenced to time served of five days in jail and placed on probation for six months. In Provincial Court in Prince George on March 21: Aaron J. Duncan was found guilty of failing to comply with a condition of an undertaking or recognizance, sentenced to four days in jail and placed on probation for six months. George J. Teed was found guilty of failing

to attend court when ordered to do so and sentenced to four days in jail. Teed was also found guilty of failing to comply with a probation order and sentenced to two days in jail. Richard P. Thomas was found guilty of theft of property with a value less than $5,000 and sentenced to 18 days in jail. Thomas was also found guilty of resisting a peace officer and sentenced to 11 days in jail. Aron L.G. Johnson was found guilty of failing to comply with a condition of an undertaking or recognizance and sentenced to 14 days in jail. David M. Lucas was found guilty of possession of a controlled substance and failing to comply with a condition of an undertaking or recognizance and sentenced to 84 days in jail. Jake T. Patrick was found guilty of uttering threats, sentenced to one day in jail and time served of 10 days and placed on probation for 12 months. Harley R. Poole was found guilty of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and two counts of failing to comply with a probation order and sentenced to 53 days in jail. In Provincial Court in Prince George on March 22: Gerald S. James was found guilty of possession of a controlled substance and fined $300. Todd M. Piercey was found guilty of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, sentenced to nine months in jail and prohibited from possessing firearms for 10 years. Piercey was also found guilty of possession of stolen property with a value greater than $5,000 and sentenced to nine months in jail. In Provincial Court in

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Anne Penner of Summerfield Farms, which specializes in grassfed beef, was one of the vendors at the indoors Farmers’ Market on Saturday. Prince George on March 25: Steve W. Knapton was found guilty of failing to comply with a condition of an undertaking or recognizance and failing to comply with a probation order and sentenced to 43 days in jail. Byron J. Lemieux was found guilty of two counts of failing to comply with a condition of an undertaking or recognizance, sentenced to seven days in jail and assessed a victim surcharge of $50. Jermaine N. Montaner was found guilty of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, placed on probation for six months and assessed a victim surcharge of $50. Tyrone J. Williams was found guilty of uttering threats, sentenced to one day in jail and prohibited from possessing firearms for five years. Williams

was also found guilty of failing to comply with a condition of an undertaking or recognizance and sentenced to one day in jail. Edward J. Desjarlais was found guilty of failing to comply with a probation order, sentenced to one day in jail and placed on probation for 12 months. Waylon B. Wheeler was found guilty of uttering threats, placed on probation for 12 months and assessed a victim surcharge of $50. In Provincial Court in Prince George on March 26: Cecil Izony was found guilty of careless use of a firearm, placed on probation for one year and prohibited from possessing firearms for two years. Izony was also found guilty of two counts of failing to comply with a condition of an undertaking, sentenced to 28 days in

jail and placed on probation for one year. Brandon J. Coates was found guilty of fraud, placed on probation for one year, assessed a victim surcharge of $50 and ordered to make restitution of $2,000. In Provincial Court in Prince George on March 27: Gregory R. Mauris was found guilty of committing an indecent act in public, sentenced to 30 days in jail and placed on probation for 18 months. Joanne M. Pete was found guilty of failing to comply with a condition of an undertaking, sentenced to one day in jail and placed on probation for one year. Kristina M. Randhal was found guilty of failing to comply with a condition of an undertaking or recognizance, fined $200 and assessed a victim surcharge of $30.

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Airport flew high in 2012 DELYNDA PILON

A delegation from the Prince George Airport Authority, including CEO John Gibson, appeared before city council on May 6 to update council on what’s happening at the airport. “We had a great year last year,� Gibson said. Passenger traffic increased by four per cent in 2012 at the airport while global air cargo traffic was flat over the year including Asia Pacific traffic. Gibson said they are working on finding a solution to increase cash flow in order to meet infrastructure sustainability needs. A PowerPoint presentation points out $39 million will be needed for rehabilitation of infrastructure and equipment from 2013 to 2023. The report goes on to say if the PGAA continues to do business in the same way, the cash flow position will shift from $4 million cash to negative $12 million. A solution is to add one cargo/tech stop flight day, which will not only eliminate the cash flow deficit but produce jobs in the community. Gibson introduced a strategic plan the airport authority has in place to make the cargo/tech stop a reality. A common fuel storage facility will be finished in June. A cross-dock facility has been delayed until December. of this year, however an NTAir hangar is an interim option. Ground support equipment is complete, however there has been no movement in Nav Canada fees. “Nav Canada hasn’t moved one iota, and this is with a lot of pushing,� Gibson said. He added major progress has been made in




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e found himself in Las Vegas, where he scored tickets to see Elton John, the Rolling Stones and Carlos Santana on three successive nights. So, befitting such a cornucopia of concert concentration, my brother posted the rock n’ roll news on his Facebook feed, which garnered much attention and many comments — most of the envious variety. However, the comment thread took an odd turn, as it often does on Facebook, and my sibling’s initial posting showing him at the Stones concert spawned a list of comments from friends and family that somehow went from thoughts on Mick Jagger and Keith Richards to ruminations on The Waltons TV show of the 1970s. Yes, Facebook can take one on a trip to destinations unimagined and, in this age of rapidly changing technology, I propose a word for the rapid change of topics on Facebook threads. Call it “fadebooking” — the act of a specific topic online going seriously off the rails for no discernible reason. Adding to the venerable Oxford English Dictionary happens all the time. If William Chestor Minor can claim an impressive number of Oxford submissions, surely those of us who are not Civil War-scarred physicians incarcerated in a late-19th century insane asylums can add one or two. Minor was a retired U.S. Army surgeon who lost his mind due to experiences in that most destructive war, found himself in England and murdered an innocent man who, in Minor’s delusional mind, was an intruder. Minor wound up in the Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum, from where he corresponded with James Murray, who was compiling the Oxford English Dictionary. The tale is expertly told by Simon Winchester in The Professor and the Madman. If you love the story of words, read this book. Language evolves, which is why some words have their practical meanings change completely in the span of a few decades (“gay”), some words simply die (“snoutfair”) and some words stand the test of time — up to 20,000 years in some cases. My interest was piqued yet again last week when my son mentioned he had created a new word — “theretical” — which he defined as the process of finding a better word for a word you already have. No, it’s not simply the act of finding a synonym, of finding another word; it’s the act of referring to a thesaurus (in book or in mind) to find a better word to punch up your copy. “Theretical.” I like it. Which got me thinking, in honour of this election season, of a lexiconic refresher for our modern times: “Polled”: No, it’s not “pwned,” but the result is similar. To get “pwned” is to be defeated by a superior power. The word originated online and was a result of a misspelling. To get “polled” is to book a huge banquet hall, order copious amounts of food and drink and wax eloquent on the myriad legislative measures you will undertake — just before watching as the polls that foretold your landslide victory are replaced by the cold reality of harsh defeat. “Empeesculate”: The process in which naive, free-thinking members of Parliament actually speak their minds, only to be slapped mightily on the political wrist, after which all media questions are answered by the empeesculated MP simply reading answers to questions as crafted by the Prime Minister’s Office, all while denying they have been silenced by an overbearing and micromanaging prime minister and party structure. “Harpercrite”: Being a hypocrite in politics is easy. To reach “Harpercrite” heights, however, one must become prime minister and act as though a stunning amount of do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do does not signify a tattered character flaw. This would include, but not be limited to, vowing never to appoint senators, then appointing senators in record-setting speed; enacting fixed-election date legislation, then ignoring that law by calling an election on a whim; and calling out MPs with dubious expense claims — unless the spendthrifts are Conservative, in which case the silence is as deafening as Bev Oda’s arrogance.


Coming home to Blockheads So after two weks in Europe (see story on P. 12 bad, but isn’t as perfect as you might think. and 13) and one week of trying to get over jet lag, For one thing, delivery vehicles and taxis are some people might think I would have mellowed allowed in these areas, which make sense. when it came to Blacktop Blockheads. Also, there seem to be even more bicycles there No such luck. than on the other streets, and that’s saying someAdmittedly, when we first got to Europe I thought thing. I was seeing all kinds of fodder for a colThe problem with bikes is they’re umn, given the way people drove over a lot quieter than cars (even electric there (and rode bicycles and motorcyles), ones), so sometimes your first warning but after just a few days I realized these that someone was passing you on two Allan’s people weren’t Blockheads, they were wheels came when they whizzed by Amblings average European drivers. your elbow. ALLANWISHART For instance, our bus is stopped in the Most of the cyclists in Europe did curb lane of a street with two lanes going follow the rules of the road quite well, our way. A motorcycle comes right up the line which is more than could be said for the one cyclist between the two lanes, gets a jump when the light I saw in Prince George on the weekend. turns green and gets ahead of everyone. I was driving west on 18th Avenue and noticed And nobody says anything. That’s apparently the vehicles ahead of me between Ospika and Footexpected. hills kept slowing down. It’s also expected to see cars driving at absoAs I got closer I saw the reason. There were three lutely ridiculous speeds on some of the highways, cyclists on the road. Two of them were riding singleespecially the famed Autobahns in Germany. The file on the side of the road. The third – wasn’t. road was generally three or four lanes wide in each He was up beside one of the other cyclists, chatdirection, and the lanes did seem to have speed ting away, and not just a foot or so away. He was designations: “Doing the speed limit”, “Going about almost out at the centre line, and paid absolutely no 10 km/h over the limit”, “Going between 20 and attention to the vehicles coming up behind him. 30 km/h over the limit”, and “Approaching light Cars had to wait for a break in traffic coming the speed”. other way, then swing into the oncoming lane to There were vehicles going by in the outside lane pass him. who were clearly going 50 km/h faster than we I would have been interested to see what would were – and then they pulling over into the next lane have happened if there had been an accident, because someone was going faster than them. because the cyclist’s actions were clearly illegal. A lot of the European towns and cities we visited Not that that’s going to stop him from doing the had car-free zones, which sounds great and isn’t same thing in the future. Circulation Manager: Lana Metz Email:

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Accessibility for disabled in many forms Editor: The easy access to spontaneity is one of many issues we disabled have to face. This was well-pointed out by Delynda Pilon in her recent article on accessibility for disabled (April 26 Free Press). But whether this spontaneity was meant to be of the visceral kind, belonging to the same family as “intestinal fortitude”, or spontaneity of a whim kind, it was not clear. Which one is which make a day and night or summer and winter of difference. To follow my train of thought, I think the type of spontaneity was not specified on purpose, making us, the readers, pursue this subject on our own if we desire. Nevertheless, digging and getting to the “guts” (viscerally speaking) of this issue might put on me a demand beyond personal reach. So this is one of the reasons this article stands out for me. On the other hand, DeLynda’s awesome piece brought necessary kindling to start my own fire and share briefly my disability story. Whenever it hap-

pens that some of us mention brain damage, it is almost like breathing a frigid air that tries to freeze everything around by bringing more misunderstanding. This frigidity comes because some of us do associate brain damage (by the way of strange mental shortcuts) with being brain dead. My circulatory system, responsible to feed my brain, went twice already on wildcat strikes, and it was impossible to restore the situation of my brain to the one before. This left me at the point where I am right now: supported by cane and walker, and completely deaf on one side. But the road to the total oblivious serenity of being brain dead is extremely long, and it is not even on my horizon yet. Though scientifically I can not calculate this distance, it seems so great that it could be compared to one going even beyond our sun. The human brian is the most complex organ ever. It is like a zoo with so many different animals, except these are not animal but “nucleuses” and “centres” responsible for different senses, organs, functions. Often these ‘animals’ reinforce

each other, rather than work only on their own. Looking closely at this zoo, it is sort of like all animals, which after quickly being taught how to coexist together, are released on the same and very huge feeding ground (example: Africa’s savanna) and many decided to mix together and make new animals too (example: Noah’s Ark? Perhaps not.) Does that sound chaotic? Well it could be, but usually it is very well-governed and controlled. Definitely, it is a quite dynamic ‘zoo’ and it requires strength to keep some of the ‘animals’ on leash. This area of the human body is called, not the zoo, but the central nervous system or, simply but not precisely, the brain. Its extension, the spinal cord, is also a part of this central nervous system, but it does not have many nucleuses and centres that tend to complicate our mental picture. Damage done to the spinal cord very often results in the necessity of using a wheelchair and is permanent as well; nevertheless, it is also more ‘black and white’ because the spinal cord does not have

the complexity of our brain. All of us – those in scooters, walkers, wheelchairs or in wait for one – require extra accessibility, whether it is physical, like an automatic door or a ramp, or mental, like openness and welcome, instead of discrimination and prejudice. When we are faced with a negative or smug reaction, often we have a tendency to react right away. But remembering and trying to implement a lesson from the story about a turtle and a rabbit might bring a nice and spontaneous ‘surprise’ (visceral spontaneity, that is), because, as this story teaches, not the fast but rather the steady bets to the finish line first. Quite a few years back, one nice girl, selling a cup of coffee to me, pointed out the international disabled people symbol (a person in a wheelchair on a blue background). It was glued right on her counter. She looked at it and then, in a clear disagreement that I am not in a wheelchair, the frown started to appear on her pretty forehead and the negative judgment was almost palpable. The ‘rabbit’ in me wanted to

serve her a quick conclusion, jumping to it right away and giving it to her pronto, but the ‘turtle’ in me won, and I began to smile and started delivering my explanation (not too long but substantial enough). The result was like day and night. She became relaxed, her forehead cleared of frown, and eventually she helped me with my coffee, moving it to where I wanted. Before I go, I would like to have another sip of this naturally preserved, organic coffee. Hmmm, it still tastes OK. Chris Trumpowski Prince George

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It’s little things that make big friendships Sometimes it’s the little things that stuff. But usually I just mosey on over to mean the most. the cupboard, grab a cup (not Darby’s I mentioned last week how a handmomma cup and not Kris’s Tweety ful of dandelions can reach Bird cup, though to be fair I into your heart and make claimed that one first - but I you melt, especially when decided, generously I think, Life in that hand is small, grubby to let him win that battle) the fat and belongs to your child. but a cup, nonetheless and Although flowers are beau- lane dish out a serving of that tiful, getting flowers isn’t DELYNDAPILON black gold that puts a smile really about the flowers at on my face in the morning all, they are about the thought and effort and saves my kids from sharp growls someone put into you, trying to please and occasional nips. Oh, and saves all you. those still half-asleep drivers out there With some friendships it’s also about from a wrathful honking and a Trudeauthe little things. type finger waving. Oh, and probably When I go to see my pal, Darby, saves me from occasionally cooling my nobody serves me a coffee. Well, not heels in a padded room. unless I whine or flatter someone so You know, coffee really might inspire profusely they feel sorry for my lazy world peace someday. bottom and bring me a cup of the good At Darby’s I have been known to get a

bit sleepy, occasionally. I take care of the issue by sneaking away and cuddling into her bed. She has one of the cushy squishy foamy mattress tops of some sort and it is so comfortable I snooze like Goldilocks whenever I get a chance to steel a few zzzzz’s there. Kris has also tried to snooze there, but when he did all us girls attacked him, and with great effort tickled him into a senseless quivering mass that ended in him rolling from the bed like it was on fire, jumping to his feet with a growl and casting us a cool grin while promising revenge. Geez, maybe he needs a coffee. Tickling, by the way, is Kris’ Achilles heel. Don’t tell him I told you, though. He’s very sensitive about that sort of thing (now you wanna give me back my Tweety cup, Kris? told you not to get

into an argument with someone who works at an office where they buy ink by the barrel...) Seriously though. No worries. It’s still a secret. Just with more people in on it. But it really is the little things. The things that make you feel special and cared for. Like when my son walks in after going to the store and he’s carrying a diet Coke just for me. Or even the long lecture about the evils of aspartame from Kris, our bossy cowboy friend who worries too much. Or when Kade calls me just after six on a Saturday morning because my best friend’s seven-year-old grandson wants to play. Those are the things that make my heart smile. Those and a good cup of coffee, of course.

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Vaisakhi welcomes in Sikh New Year Sikhs from all over the province came to join in the parade in Prince George’s Vaisakhi 2013 celebrations on Saturday. The highlight of the day was the colourful Nagar Kirtan – Vaisakhi Parade which began at the Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara on Davis Road and proceeded to the CN Centre parking lot. Guests were served an array of traditional Indian dishes such as samosas and curries as well as Western treats such as pizza. There were also displays, information booths, music, and afternoon martial arts demonstrations. Vaisakhi (Baisakhi) is the Sikh New Year festival and is an important event which also commemorates 1699, the year Sikhism was born as a collective faith.

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Herman Atwal serves up a fruit-based delicacy to the crowd at Vaisakhi celebrations Saturday.

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“Wave those flags like it’s the ocean,” Power said from “the shore.” The school performs a play every two years. Visiting schools will enjoy Sacred Heart School’s The Little Mermaid on Thursday morning at the Sacred Heart auditorium and there will be a performance for family and the public Thursday evening starting at 7 p.m. Entry is by donation.

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THE BIG WEDDING Sacred Heart School (PG: Comedy) Coarse/sexual language, sexually sugg. scenes, nudity 7:25, 9:45pm is about to plunge deep into the ocean to THE GREAT GATSBY put on its next play, (PG: Drama, Romance) Violence, Sexually suggestive scenes (3D) 10:20pm The Little Mermaid. (PG: Drama, Romance) Violence, Sexually suggestive scenes 7:10pm Students from the entire school, kindergarten to Grade 7, have been cast in the play, said teacher Nuala Power. The Little Mermaid, adapted for stage from the Prince George story by Hans Christian Andersen, is one of Power’s own favourites. It also appeals, she says, to a universal sense of romanticism. “I like the sound the waves make in the ocean and the sea shells,” she said. “The story is all about how true love always works out Teresa MA LLA M/Free Press in the end. There’s Jaden as King Neptune in a rehearsal scene Tuesday at Sacred going to be French Heart School auditorium. The students are performing The Little folk dancing and folk songs.” Mermaid on Thursday for family and members of the public. As they came on stage during dress rehearsals Tuesday, SIZES 2 TO 22 several students carried blue flags which they waved in the air to mimic the moveMay 30 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 250-562-2323 ment of waves breakED HIRT Bob Harkins Branch. Local ing on the sea. King ARATHON Mon–Sat history chronicles the lives of Neptune (Jaden) 9:30am–5:30pm Royal Canadian Legion Branch those who have lived in our appeared in all his regions over time, from First #43 is hosting its fourth annual royal finery to set the Nations peoples to settlers to Red Shirt Marathon Saturday, love story in motion. early entrepreneurs. May 25 at the Fort George Park Band Shell. Start is 10 a.m. end More Than Just at 1 p.m. Five kilometre walk or OYALTY EA run. Registration at the Legion, Elder Citizens Recreation 1335 7th Ave. Or register the day Centre hosts its third annual of the marathon at 9 a.m. For Prince and Princess Tea and more information call 250-562Parade on Saturday, June 15, 1 1292. $20 entry fee registration. to 3 p.m. Cost $5 per person. • make safe choices • act in emergencies Red shirt included, pledge The event is open to boys and sheets available. Proceeds go to • prevent injuries • increase physical fitness girls of all ages. Have fun, wear Winch House. your prince or princess outfits SPRING SWIMMING LESSON DATES: and accessories, then join in Monday/Wednesday~June 3rd to June 26th HINESE ISTORY for tea or juice, goodies and sandwiches and Prince and Judy Campbell from Tuesday/Thursday ~ June 4th to June 27th Princess Parade. Children can Barkerville will be giving a Register online at be accompanied by parents or presentation on Barkerville’s caregivers. Silent auction, fish Travelling Exhibit to China Four Seasons Leisure Pool • 250-561-7636 • 775 Dominion Street ~ Aquatic Centre • 250-561-7787 • 1770 George Paul Lane pond and games of musical and Prince George’s Jane Wei chairs. Seating is limited so you Liang will discuss Chinese CITY OF PRINCE GEORGE must pre-book, no tickets at immigration and contributions Official Host City - 2015 Canada Winter Games the door. For more information to Prince George at the Prince phone 250-561-9381. George Public Library Thursday,



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Seeing the Lipizzaner Stallions’ lucky charm. Marveling at waterfalls inside a mountain. Wondering if our bus was going to make it down a mountain. It was quite the two weeks. For my first trip outside Canada and the United States, Mom and I did it up right. We headed for a two-week bus tour of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, with a couple of excursions into Italy as well. After the trans-Atlantic flight, we met our tour director Dino and bus driver Giuliano at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany. And that was a feat in itself, because that airport is big. That evening at the hotel, we met the other members of our 31-person tour. There were five other Canadians, a handful of Australian couples, and the rest were Americans. Some were experienced travellers; others, like me, weren’t. Which meant there was a variety of accents turn to PAGE A13

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inside our group, but it was all English. Dino also spoke excellent English, which made for enjoyable trips through the various countries, as he related stories of the history of the regions we were passing through. Another important feature of Dino’s discussions was that at some points they distracted us (a bit) from what Giuliano was doing with the bus. When we were travelling through the Alps, which happened frequently, many of the roads seemed to consist of an endless array of switchbacks, enabling you to look out the window of the bus and see five or six corners farther down the mountain –and also to wonder how Giuliano would manoeuvre the bus around those corners. But he always did. Knowing he was such a good driver did make it easier to the scenery itself and Dino’s descriptions. And there was plenty of scenery to see: red-roofed villages sitting only a few kilometres from each other, magnificent churches and castles in many of the larger towns and cities, as well as some outstanding examples of modern design in some of the cities. In several of the cities we had a local tourist guide lead us through the historical areas, describing the history of the area. One such tour was of the

Lindenhof Palace, a short drive from Munich. It was built by King Ludwig II and was gorgeous, but it also panted a very clear picture of the personality of the king himself. Our tour guide at one point remarked that Ludwig did not like to have other members of the court with him: “He thought of them as social climbers, hangers-on . . . . jerks.” The size of some of the palaces we visited was incredible. At the Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna, we toured 40 rooms, which sounds pretty impressive until you realize the castle has 1,300 rooms. There were so many other things to do and see in the two weeks we were in Europe, I can only hit some of the other highlights., such as Piber, the home of the breeding stable for the Royal Lipizzaner Stallions. It was an interesting tour of the facility, which including seeing their “lucky charm”. Lipizzaners are not born white, but become that colour as they mature. About once every three years, however, one of the colts retains its dark colour, and is kept at the farm as a lucky charm. A couple of the other stallions apparently didn’t like the attention the lucky charm as being show, so they started kicking their stalls, until the tour guide told them to cool it. While the stables tour was a regular part of the tour, the trip

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ists from the area who have made their mark in music in the outside world, and are returning to their home base for the concert. Guest soloist Roxi Dykstra, who holds a master degree in music, studied in Montreal and Germany, and has returned to the Terrace/Smithers area where she teaches. Dykstra has been appointed acting principal of the Prince George Symphony Orchestra. “She is one of the most solid and talented string players I’ve heard anywhere,” says Northern Orchestra conductor and music director Gordon Lucas. Dykstra will be playing concertos by Telemann and Hoffmeister. Guest soloist Darci Griffith-Gamerl, who will be featured on oboe and English horn in works by Sibelius and Marcello, studied locally with Erika Skowron and subsequently attended the University of Cincinnati and Roosevelt University and has a master’s degree in oboe performance. Also featured will be clarinettist Rene Jarosch, who is principal clarinet of the Northern Orchestra and will be playing Carl Maria von Weber’s Concer-

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013


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Shorts MEN’S SOCCER The North Cariboo Senior Soccer League opens its 2013 regular season this evening. Three games are on tonight’s schedule. A pair of 45+ Division games will unfold at 6:30 p.m. The Caledonians meet the RBC DS Gunners at Field 1, while the RBC Kickers play NT Air at Field 3. At 8:30 p.m. on Field 2, Queensway Auto World plays Team Powerhouse in a 30+ Division contest. Division schedules for the NCSSL are posted online at

UNBC SOCCER The Timberwolves have secured another men’s soccer recruit for the 2013 season. Through connections with the National Training Centre in Calgary, UNBC head coach Alan Alderson received a commitment from Dilly Ohuegbe. Ohuegbe is a striker/ midfielder who’s listed at six feet tall. A Calgary product, he suited up for the National Development Program from 2010 to 2012 and has been playing for the Foothills Galaxy.




The North Central District high school track and field zone championships take place Thursday and Friday at Masich Place Stadium. The meet attracts athletes from all over the region.

LACROSSE The Prince George Senior Lacrosse Association season resumes tonight. The Shooters Pub Devils meet the BX Pub Bandits, 8 p.m. at the Coliseum. The Quesnel Crossfire host the Twisted Cork/ Regional Security Stylers tomorrow evening.

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The North Delta Longhorns’ Johnthia Fernandez is surrounded by members of the Prince George Northern Eagles during their B.C. Football Conference Tier 2 juvenile game on Sunday at Masich Place Stadium. The Longhorns spoiled the Northern Eagles’ home opener with a 32-6 victory. The Eagles are back at home this weekend to round out their six-game regular season schedule. They welcome Richmond to town for a game on Sunday, 11 a.m. at Masich Place Stadium.


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The Northern Eagles wanted to give Prince George football supporters a win in their home opener. The visiting North Delta Longhorns had other plans. Sunday at Masich Place Stadium, the Eagles fell well behind early and were unable to come back. The Longhorns outscored the hosts 32-6 in a B.C. Football Conference Tier 2 juvenile game. “We just had a slow start. We weren’t able to rebound from it,” Northern Eagles offensive coordinator Ryan Bellamy said. The loss dropped the Eagles’

record to 1-4. They’ll wrap up their six-game regular season schedule on Sunday at Masich Place Stadium against Richmond. Game time is 11 a.m. Discussing Sunday’s result further, Bellamy pointed towards nerves as a factor. “I think a lot of it was just jitters for some guys playing in front of the hometown crowd. We had some guys travel in who don’t live in Prince George so just all around, not the game we wanted to put out there.” Bellamy noted that four players on their roster live in Chilliwack. His younger brother Jamie also plays on the team, but has also been residing in the Lower Mainland while playing lacrosse

this spring. The Eagles’ lone touchdown on Sunday came late in the first half. North Delta entered the game as the top team in the BCFC Tier 2 loop. They improved to 4-1 with the victory. South Delta rounds out the four-team league. Members of the Northern Eagles met at the Northern Sport Centre in February and trained indoors to prepare for the season. The kicked off the campaign on April 14, a defeat in Richmond. After a bye weekend, they recorded their first victory, a triumph over South Delta on April 28. The Northern Eagles will try and snap a three-game losing

streak on Sunday. They also lost against North Delta on May 5 and South Delta on May 12. All four teams advance to the playoffs. Semifinals will be on June 2, with the league championship final slated for June 16 in Richmond. The long weekend challenged the Northern Eagles in drawing fans, with only about 120 spectators taking in Sunday’s game. The squad should have an easier time attracting supporters this Sunday, with it being a regular weekend and their final home game of the campaign. Admission for Sunday’s contest will be $2. The funds offset some of the team’s operating expenses.


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Runners round the track shortly after the start line at Masich Place Stadium on Sunday during the Gathering, an event put on by the Prince George Road Runners.


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The Prince George Road Runners held another event on the weekend. On Sunday morning, the Gathering unfolded at Masich Place Stadium. The event included a 5 km run, 5 km walk and 800m kids run.

Greg Tone was the first to cross the finish line in the 5 km run. He clocked in at 18:38, 38 seconds ahead of runner-up and top female Jacqui Benson (19:16). Tony Prazma was the top 5 km walker, clocking in at 34:38.

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The Prince George Youth Soccer Association announced last week they have hired Stephen Hood as their new technical director. Hood currently holds the position of Director of the North Shore Soccer Development and is a staff coach. He holds a Canadian Soccer Association National B certificate and is a BC Soccer Association qualified instructor. His education includes the Higher National Diploma Science of

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Thirty-four participants completed their respective races, including five entered in the 800m kids fun run. The next event on the Road Runners’ schedule is the Voneugen Birthday Fun Run on Sunday. The event wraps up at the Otway Nordic Centre, with six different starting points: the Otway parking lot (81 km), the Hart Highway Weigh Scales (50 km), the south side of the LC Gunn Trail (42.2 km), the Cranbrook Hill Greenway Blue Spruce Trailhead (25 km), the UNBC Forest for the World parking lot (19 km) and the Takla Road-Cranbrook Hill Greenway intersection (7.5 km). For more information on the Road Runners, including a link to the Voneugen Birthday Fun Run with more details, visit www.pgroadrunners. ca.

Soccer from the University of South Bank in London, the FA Level 2 Certificate and the Football Leaders award from the FA of Wales. Hood’s coaching background includes time spent with the European Football School in Vancouver and at the Cardiff City FC Academy in Wales. He also assisted the Vancouver Whitecaps U11 Prospects program. Hood is expected to be joining the community in Prince George by July 1.

BASEBALL Another Prince George Senior Baseball League campaign is underway. The Midget Knights were scheduled to battle the Dawn Till Dusk Contracting Titans on Tuesday evening to begin the 2013 regular season. The Knights and Titans are joined in the five-team league by the Queensway Auto World Red Sox, the Inland Control & Services Tigers and the Shooters Gladiators. Action resumes this evening with the Red Sox battling the Tigers. On Thursday, the Gladiators meet the Red Sox with the Tigers and Knights hitting the diamond on Friday to round out action in the opening week. Each game this week is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. The regular season is scheduled to run until July 31.

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Gymnastics Club travelled to Calgary to compete in the Hollywood Classic on May 10 and 11. Results from the club in Level 2 divisions were: Reid Powers (novice) - first all-around, first in beam, second in bars, second in floor and eighth in vault; Erica Hirtz (open) - first allaround, first in bars, second in floor and third in vault. Level 3 results were: Bronwyn Ellington (tyro) - third in floor, fourth all-around, fifth in vault, fifth in bars and fifth in beam; Anna MacDonald (novice) second in vault, third all-around, third in beam and fifth in bars; Mekenna Parker (novice) - fourth in vault, seventh all-around and eighth in bars; Rhiana Palfy (novice) - first in bars and second in floor; Miranda Doerksen (open) - second in bars, third in vault, fifth in floor and seventh all-around; Jaymie Hinks (open) fifth in floor and seventh in vault. In the Level 5 open category, Milan Knight placed first in vault, first in floor, second all-around, second in bars and second in beam. Other participants from the club were Emily MacDonald (Level 1 tyro), Dallyn Long (Level 1 tyro) and Aly Muir (Level 2 novice). The next event on the Prince George Gymnastics Club schedule is the Ogopogo Invitational in Kelowna on June 1 and 2.

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WBC ready to kick into higher gear ALISTAIR MCINNIS

Preparations continue for the third edition of the World Baseball Challenge in Prince George. Although opening pitch is still just under three months away, organizers will be turning their pre-tournament efforts into high gear soon. With baseball season now underway throughout most of Canada, attention is starting to turn to Prince George’s biggest sports event of 2013. The tournament is scheduled for Aug. 13 to 23 at Citizen Field. Six national teams will participate: Cuba, Japan, Chinese Taipei, USA, the Bahamas and host Canada. A team of about 40 individuals form this year’s tournament organizing committee. Jim Swanson once again carries the tournament chair position, although two individuals are listed as co-chairs, marketing director Shawn Rice and facilities planner Lance Brommeland. “We’re all volunteers, nobody is getting paid and we all do it either off the sides of our desks or in our spare time,” Swanson says. “That’s what we do in Prince George and that’s how we make it work.” Swanson has worked with Larry Seminoff, who founded the World Baseball Challenge tournament in Grand Forks, in recruiting teams. Rosters of the

participating teams are expected to be released in the coming months. “I’m excited for what Team Canada is going to be,” Swanson says. “I think it will be a great thing. Watch for some local involvement in that as well.” Although organizers haven’t pushed hard for volunteers yet, Swanson notes that they have been approached. Each of the past two tournaments, as well as last summer’s Baseball Canada Senior Championship, included many of the same volunteers. He expects no different this summer. “We sort of have a pretty welloiled machine in a lot of areas,” he says. “People like the event. It’s not a tough arm twist in order to get them to give a hand.” But that’s not to suggest challenges aren’t coming. Organizers are always looking at ways to make the tournament even better, and with Citizen Field opened for another summer, groundskeepers will have their hands full. On top of the work on the diamond, Swanson notes that they’re planning improvements to the dugouts to handle larger teams. They’re also looking into offering a wider area for spectators to view the action. “Even our seating expansion plan this year, presuming that everything gets put in place and there aren’t too many road

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Cuba left handed pitcher Norberto Gonzalez unwinds before making a delivery against Chinese Taipei during the 2011 World Baseball Challenge final at Citizen Field. Thanks in large part to his efforts in relief of starter Miguel Gonzalez, Norberto was named Tournament MVP following the championship game, a 10-5 Cuba victory. blocks, I think will be a slightly different look to this park than we’ve had before,” Swanson says. But the most obvious difference between this year’s tournament and the previous two can be seen in the calendar. Instead

of a July tournament, the 2013 edition of the WBC will unfold in August. The shift had to do with accommodating the travel plans of the Cubans and Japanese, so they could include the baseball powerhouses in the event. The tournament falls after

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Cole Belland of the Kamloops Blaze, left, tries following through on a kick behind Prince George Kodiaks player Rodney Wheatcroft during U16 boys A playdowns last year at the Rotary Soccer Complex. The 2013 outdoor youth season began on May 11. George in the stands. One of those familiar faces is Cariboo Cougars head coach Trevor Sprague, a scout for the Western Hockey League champion Portland Winterhawks. There’s also the well-known family relationship between the host Saskatoon Blades and Prince George Cougars. Blades owner Jack Brodsky is the brother of Cougars owner Rick. If the Cougars weren’t rebuilding their roster (when was the last time they haven’t been rebuilding?), there would likely be a former Cougar on the Blades roster. The family connection has resulted in no shortage of trades in the past, as the franchises have tried working together on deals that would benefit both parties. The biggest blockbuster of them all would’ve been the deal that saw Devin Setoguchi, now a forward on the Minnesota Wild, join the Cougars in October 2006. Setoguchi led the Cougars offensively during a playoff run that saw the team win two series before losing to the Vancouver GIants in the

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$200 & Under Firewood, driest wood in town split & delivered $180/cord (250)964-2020

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Furniture Solid Oak table w/leaves & 6 chairs. Seats 12 comfortably. Matching hutch w/glass panels $3000 OBO (250)596-7523

Garage Sales

Spruceland Mall 250.564.0095 Pine Centre Mall 250.564.0047

Home Improvements Wolverine Mine Career Opportunities Yukon Zincc Corporation is a mining, exploration and developme ent company that has been active in the southeast Yukon regio on for over 10 years. Yukon Zinc has taken the Wolverine Mine from exploration through development into achieving full production levels of over 1,700 operation, a tonnes/dayy through the first quarter of 2013. Wolverine Mine is a fly-in/fly-out underground mine operation proximately 250 km by air northeast of Whitehorse located app and 190 km m north of Watson Lake along the Robert Campbell Highway. W We operate a â&#x20AC;&#x153;dryâ&#x20AC;? camp, and provide flights from Whitehorse e, Watson Lake and Ross River based on a 2 weeks on and 2 w weeks off rotation. We are com mmitted to providing a safe and healthy working environmen nt and to a zero-incident safety culture in which all employeess participate. We offer competitive salaries and exposure to o a newly operating mine environment. With an expected m mine life of 10 years, we encourage career growth through ongoing training and development support. Current W Wolverine Mine career opportunities include: % % % % % %

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1.877.835.6670 G Gilbert Renovation All your reno needs. Inside & outside. Specialist in drywall ďŹ nishing. 30 yrs exp. Free estimates. Call Gaetan (250)560-5845 or 552-7184

Landscaping Pruning, mowing, power raking. Complete yard care. PG Yard Service (250)552-2122

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Honda 7.5 HP outboard motor with built-in battery charger. $850 (250)564-7162

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Merchandise for Sale Misc. for Sale SAWMILLS from only $3997 Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD:

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439 South Ogilvie, 2 bedroom basement, big & clean $799 per month utilities included 250-961-2265


USED TIRES Cars & Trucks $25 & up

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Free Press accepts Datebook submissions in written form only — dropped off, mailed or e-mailed. No phone calls please. Free Press Datebook runs as space allows every Wednesday. No guarantee of publication. Mail to 1773 South Lyon St., Prince George, B.C. V2N 1T3. E-mail

Whist, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Senior Activity Centre, 425 Brunswick St. CNC Retirees meet fourth Wednesday, 9 a.m., D’Lanos. Information: Lois 250563-6928. Army Cadet Rangers free youth program, meets Wednesdays, 6:0-9:30 p.m., Connaught Youth Centre.

“GIVE A LITTLE… GAIN A LOT!” Cystic Fibrosis Canada May 26

Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s Great Strides Walk on Sunday May 26 in Ft George Park. 11 am Children’s activities in the park, BBQ,music. www.

MS Society - June 9 Scotiabank MS Walk – Sun, June 9 at Ft George Park Bandshell at 11 am. Bring wheelchairs, scooters, strollers, or in-line skates. Email:

Canadian Mental Health Association Looking for board members with expertise and knowledge of personnel & financial management. Contact Greg Beattie 250-564-8644

PG Hospice Society We are currently accepting Expressions of Interest from qualified individuals to serve on the Hospice Society volunteer board. Dianne (250) 563-2551 For information on volunteering with more than 100 non-profit organizations in Prince George, contact Volunteer Prince George




Information: Sondra 250-963-9462 or Andrew 250-9818270.

THURSDAY Prince George Naturalists Club, May 23, 7 p.m., Parks Building, 4051-18th Ave. Presentation by Darwyn Coxson on Upper Fraser Ancient Cedar Stands. DayBreakers Toastmasters meets Thursday, 7-8 a.m., UHNBC Conference Room 1. Information: Heather 250-6499591. BC Civil Liberties Union meets second Thursday of the month, 6 p.m., 1575 Fifth Ave. Plaza 400 Toastmaster Club meets Thursday, noon, Aleza room, fourth floor, Plaza 400 building, 1011 4th Ave. Information: 6252. or 250-564-5191. Wing night and karaoke, Thursdays, 6-10 p.m., Royal Canadian Legion. Prince George Toastmasters meet Thursdays, 7:15 p.m., AiMHi, 950 Kerry St. Information:, Joyce 250-964-0961. Old Time Fiddlers jam, Thursday, 7-10 p.m. Elder Citizens Rec Centre, 1692 10th



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Ave. ECRA Forever Young Chorus meet Thursdays, 12:45 p.m., ECRA, 1692 10th Ave.

SATURDAY Annual parking lot sale, May 25, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Giles’ Presbyterian Church, 1500 Edmonton St. Charity garage sale, May 25, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Railway and Forestry Museum on River Road. Free admission with a donation to the Salvation Army Food Bank. Felting workshop, May 25, leaving from Two Rivers Gallery for Forest Felters in Dome Creek. Information and registration: www. Health seminar for Indo-Canadian seniors, May 25, 2 p.m., Sikh Temple, 443 S. Kelly St. Speakers on mental health and diabetes, followed by refreshments. Information: Kirpal Minhas 250-9644626, Nachhtar Shahal 250-562-5710. Dance to Jonah Borden and the Renegades, May 25, 8 p.m.-midnight, Hart Pioneer Centre. Over19 event.

A Butler’s Market, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 1156 Fourth Ave.


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Prince George Grassroots Cribbage Club registration, 6:30 p.m. play 6:45 p.m., Thursdays, 3701 Rainbow Dr. Information: Gerda 250-564-8561.

Nechako Flea Market, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 5100 North Nechako Rd.

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Charity garage sale, May 26, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Railway and Forestry Museum on River Road. Free admission with a donation to the Salvation Army Food Bank. Wheelin’ Warriors of the North

A project underway at the Prince George Railway and Forestry Museum project will see the Russell House lifted and placed onto a lower foundation, where renovations can take place and be transformed into a wonderful exhibit space. Thank you to CN, Sterling Crane, and the amazing volunteers. Look for further improvements to the Russell House to restore it to its original features when it housed CN Police Officer Peter Russell and his family during the early 1960s.

Proud to recognize those who give in our community.

A U T O B O D Y LT D . 2065 - 1st Ave. • 250-563-0883 barbecue, June 2, 11 a.m., Fort George Park. Meet the local team in the fundraiser for the BC Cancer Foundation, have some snacks, see their new jerseys. Nechako Flea Market, Sundays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 5100 North Nechako Rd. A Butler’s Market, Sundays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 1156 Fourth Ave. Meat draw, Royal Canadian Legion, 3-5 p.m., sponsored by Peace Keepers Proceeds to Alzheimer and MS societies and others.

MONDAY Tai Chi, Mondays, 1:30 p.m., Spruce Capital Seniors Centre, 3701 Rainbow Dr.

Cariboo Toastmasters meet, Mondays, 7:309:30 p.m., Ramada Hotel, - 444 George St. Information: caribootoastmasters. com or Laura (250) 961-3477. Northern Twister Square Dance Club meets Mondays, 7

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p.m., Knox United Church basement. Information: Gys 250563-4828 or Reta 250-962-2740.

of the month, 9 a.m., Prince George Golf Club. Information 250-563-7497 or 250563-2885.



Bridge, Tuesdays, 1 p.m., Spruce Capital Seniors Centre, 3701 Rainbow Dr.

Buddhist meditation class, Tuesdays, 7:15-8:45 p.m., 320 Vancouver St. Information: 250962-6876 or www. Spruce Capital Toastmasters meet Tuesdays, 7:25 p.m., 102-1566 7th Ave. Information: Tom 250562-3402. Sweet Adelines women’s fourpart chorus meets Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m., Studio 2880. New members welcome. Information: Kathleen 250-563-2975.

Hospital retirees meeting, first Tuesday

Tuesday night Tops (take off pounds sensibly) 6:157:15 p.m. weigh in, 7:30-8:30 meeting. Everyone welcome. Information: Marvene 250-962-8001 or 250612-2031. DivorceCare, a support group for persons going through a separation or divorce. To find out if this group is for you, call 250-5646213. Group meets at Artspace, Room 202, Sundays at 5 p.m. Call about childcare. Prince George Healing Rooms - Are you hurting? Do you have health issues? Confidential prayers Wednesday noon2 p.m, All Nations Church, 1395 Fifth Ave. Information: 250-

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617-9653. COPD support group meets Wednesday, 1 p.m., AiMHi. Information: Nancy 250-561-1393.

Heartbeat, a group for mutual support of those who have lost a loved one through suicide, meets monthly at CMHA office. Information: Sandy 250-960-9047. Thursday Tops (take off pounds sensibly) 10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m., Knox United Church,1448 Fifth Ave. Information: 250-564-6336 (days), 250-964-4851 (evenings). Elks’ meat draw, Thursday, 4:30- 6 p.m., Legion. Proceeds to Elks’ Children’s Fund.

Rainbows grief and loss program for ages 5-15, registering for the fall session. No charge. Information: Catherine 250-5632551.

The Community Datebook provides free community event listings every Wednesday. Submissions are accepted in written form only – dropped off, mailed or emailed – No Phone Calls please. Datebook runs as space allows, there is no guarantee of publication. Mail to 1773 South Lyon St., Prince George BC V2N 1T3 E-mail

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013


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May 22, 2013 edition of the Prince George Free Press