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Ron Cannan, P.C., M.P. Kelowna - Lake Country

114-1835 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 3H4 (250)-470-5075

Graduation is not the end, it’s the beginning. To all the graduates of the class of 2013, on behalf of the constituents of Kelowna-Lake Country,

Congratulations! I wish you the very best as you begin this

new and exciting time in your lives.

S u p p l e m e n t t o t h e L a k e C o u n t r y C a l e n d a r We d n e s d a y, J u n e 1 9 , 2 0 1 3

Congratulations 2013 Graduates! All the best in your future endeavours

Cooper’s Village

With special congratulations to our “Graduating Employees”

GESS Scotty Francis Alyssa Michaud Heather Oakley Rutland Senior Secondary Kyle Loney

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Valedictorian's Speech Good evening graduates, parents, friends, teachers From small, often annoying grade 8’s to the people and guests. We are here to celebrate the ending of we are today, the changes have come in small steps, high school, something that causes sadness for some but they have become very apparent over time. While while others could not be happier about it. Despite we went through high school those steps were barely how each individual feels about it though, every noticeable. They passed by without too much thought, single person here will take away something of worth but they each were a building block to what each from his or her experience at George Elliot. Whether individual has become. Although not every class was that be knowledge, friends, or something completely enjoyable, without them we wouldn’t have many of the unexpected, nobody is leaving here as the same person memories that make high school what it has been. We they were when they arrived in grade 8. wouldn’t have gained the knowledge we have to now We arrived here not knowing a lot about high school start our lives on our own terms. Yet often, it has been aside from what we saw on TV. To most of us, it seemed the experiences rather than the knowledge that stick in our brains. frighteningly large and complicated. Like the majority of grade 8's, we dealt Everybody is leaving here with with our fears by annoying the senior memories; whether those are memories grades through standing in the middle of of drama, band trips, math, or maybe hallways in groups. But soon we figured of Mr. Penner lighting your desk on fire, out that high school wasn’t just a larger, they are a big part of what being at this scarier elementary school; it was instead a school has given us. Each person will place where we finally had a little choice remember a different part of the school in our lives. for a different reason; sometimes they will just be some fond memories, others Prior to high school, every part of our will serve as a reminder to look farther learning was prescribed, but in entering into a certain subject later on. Despite George Elliot we were slowly introduced the reason, high school will stick with to the idea of making our own decisions. us forever. Our futures are all filled with Through the years we went from being different outlooks, as we are no longer able to decide between band or no band, Riley Cahill bound to this group we have been with to choosing which classes would best for the past few years. Although this can prepare us for after high school. Although be a frightening prospect, while we move the shifting in responsibility was almost insignificant on to different things, this will always be where and each year, over the time we’ve been here each person with whom we prepared ourselves for the world. has personalized their education to suit what they will do next. Now we are here today to recognize that all Graduation is upon us and there is undoubtedly of us have completed this stepping stone in our lives, a mix of fear and excitement as we finish our final and are moving on to the real world as adults ready to preparations for facing the adult world; fortunately, make decisions more important than if we’d rather take the fact that we all are here today shows that every art or a spare. person is ready. Each of us now has the choices and opportunities to go and do what we have dreamed Among the many decisions we made in high of in the time that we have been here. High school school, there were some more important than others. is coming to an end, and with it our adult lives are Undoubtedly, who your friends have been in the beginning. It is now time to take what we have learned past few years has been a significant choice. Sitting here and utilize it in whatever we decide to do next. around us are the people that have been through our Now it is up to us to use these tools in whatever high school experience with us. They have created manner we choose, and whatever way best suits our memories and provided us all with an environment goals. We are moving on as adults, not to become in which to start the lifelong process of figuring out adults, and the time has come to act upon the plans who we are. Without the people around us, those you that we have so carefully laid. like and those you may not, nobody's experience here would have been the same. And although high school I ask each of you to go out and work towards your will not be the best five years of everybody’s lives, it goals. To take the steps necessary, whether they be certainly turned us into a different group of people. large or small, and to get out of life what you want, not Once we move on, the memories and things we have what anyone else wants for you. We are now done high learned from the people here will stay, and the changes school, and the rest is open ended. that have been instilled in us through them have been Thank you and congratulations George Elliot grads largely very positive. of 2013. Lake Country Calendar

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“If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.”

Ashley Adams

Cody Anderson

Kaeli Anderson

Kassie Archer

Fabio Arnold

Kodi Bacon

Aimee Bailey

Stephanie Bandura

- William Arthur Ward

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Congratulations Grads of 2013 May you have a safe & happy graduation with a healthy and prosperous future.

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Jade Banman

Jessica Benson

Riley Bentham

Rachel Bergen

Brittani Bern

Sara Besseling

Andreas Bezille

Rebecca Blinkhorn

Congratulations on your outstanding achievement! Wishing you all the best in the wonderful career you have chosen.

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Congratulations to the Class of 2013

Denny Boitchenko

Samuel Bowers

Jack Brown

James Brown

Jack Burchell

Gary Butler

Riley Cahill

Aiden Chimney

Here’s to new opportunities! The future holds so many possibilities. Dream big and rise to the challenge! Norm Letnick, MLA

Kelowna-Lake Country #101-330 Highway 33W, • 250-765-8516

Graduation A celebration...

A time for looking back on lessons learned, adventures shared, bright moments filled with special meaning.

A farewell...

A time for saying goodbye to old friends, to good times you’ve known... a time for packing away memories, treasures for tomorrow.

A beginning...

A time for looking forward, a time to set new goals, to dream new dreams, to try your wings and see what lies beyond.

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Best Wishes and

Congratulations to the

Dylan Delaurier

Georgia Docksteader

Evan Dewhurst

Ben Dolman

GESS Class of 2013

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.” ~ Anatole France

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“ The world is but a stage..... go play your part!”

Delenn Downey

Stuart Dubrett

Trysten Ducharme

Eliza-Ann Elliott

Simon Ewert

Lindsey Farkas

Vance Fitchett

Dale Flowers-Johnson

Congratulations! Creekside Theatre

at George Elliot Secondary School

Congratulations to all the grads of 2013! With a special


to this year’s Lake Country Chamber of Commerce Business Bursary winner

Cameron Lawrence! In special recognition of our Chamber family members Lindsay Farkas & Rebecca Heiss

106-3121 Hill Road, Lake Country


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Congratulations Grads of 2013!

Shoot for the moon, Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars! - Les Brown

Alexa Forbes

Scott Francis

From all of us to all of you

The Old Fashioned Way

250-766-5004 • #2-10051 Hwy. 97 Winfield Shopping Centre Brooklyn Frank

Ashley Fuhrmann


ns o i t a l u t a r g Con to the ! s d a r G 3 201 Connor Gallacher

Alexander Geen

from Management & Staff

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Nathan Gubler

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Jennifer Hawkins

Katelynn Hawryluk

Shane Hayes

Wade Hayhurst

Rebecca Heiss

Carter Hewitt

Tiffiny Hobbs

Kayla Homulos

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We’re proud of all the members in our association and it gives us great pleasure to recognize those GESS students who have played hockey here in Lake Country. Best of luck & congratulations to the following players: Jade Banman Phoenix Lawrey Daniel Becker Noel-James Lundquist Rebecca Blinkhorn Jarrett Meehan Dylan Delaurier Brady Mende Ben Dolman Meaghan Ross Connor Gallacher Jacob Stinn Caleb Howes Steven Woods Adam Youngest

Winfield & District Minor Hockey Association

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Caleb Howes

Matthias Huebert

Congratulations from all the

Staff & Students Meranda Isnardy

Hannah Jones

Emke Joubert

Joseph Kaplan

At Oyama Traditional School we strive for personal excellence and foster traditional values of citizenship, responsibility and respect.

Wishing You Congratulations and Life-long Success!

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Kevin Kneller

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Congratulations on your accomplishment.

Have a Safe & Happy Graduation

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Nicholas Kovacik

Halli Krzyzaniak

Shardai Larsen-Wright

Cameron Lawrence

Phoenix Lawrey

Kaesha Lazar

Traftin Lewry-Martindale

Aimee Littau


“ The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

John Mandoli B.Sc., B.Ed., M.A. Licenced REALTOR®


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Noel-James Lundquist

Paige Lykkemark

All the Best for a

Bright & Successful Future! Eric MacFarlane

Jessica MacKelden

We have a great selection of graduation cards and decorations!

Cooper’s Village Mall 250-766-0143

To the Graduating Class of 2013... Remember, the Best Has Just Begun!

Jack MacLeod

Timon Markwart

Visit our website at and see what’s behind the boat!

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Declan McAllister

1, 415 Commonwealth Road, Kelowna BC


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Congratulations Class of 2013

Wednesday McCarthy

Isaac McGillvray

Jarret Meehan

Brady Mende

Alyssa Michaud

Ethan Miletto

Hailie Miller

Annie Monfee

We wish you every success! From the management & staff of

“A Responsible Care Company” 9750 McCarthy Road, Kelowna • 250-766-2988

Best Wishes to the

GESS Grads!


“Your friendly little convenience store that has it all”

A Classy Class of 2013! Nick Novak

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Daniel Mortenson

Katrina Nicholson

Built on Service!

Wishes the GESS 2013 graduating class all the best in the future! Two locaTions To serve you beTTer!

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Caitlin Norlin

Aaron Novak


7840 Hwy 97 wiNfield, BC


On this special day, we would like to congratulate you for a job well done.

Nicholas Novak

Heather Oakley

We want to take this chance to encourage you in whatever you choose to do in the future. On this graduation day, you must look ahead and dream of all the bright possibilities that your future holds for you. Today and for the rest of your life... may all your dreams come true. (Way to go, Stephanie!)

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Katherine Orlev

Ashley Pearce

Reanne Pearson

Amy Piquette

Emma Powell

Marlana Presznyak

Jeremy Rahn

Tristen Ramsay

e wi!ll k i b r You ove us


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Congratulations GRADS of 2013 May your life long love of learning keep your hopes & dreams afloat.

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To happy endings & new beginnings! Victoria Redden

Jenna Rever


250-766-9190 #5-10051 Hwy.97N, Lake Country Ashley Robertson

Samantha Robertson

• Accounting • Financial statements • Bookkeeping • Business plans • Incorporations • Gov’t. filings - GST & PST • Tax preparation

Best Wishes for all that you do in the future! Sierra Robertson

Raeann Roche

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Meaghan Ross

250-766-4574 Open 7 Days a Week 8am-9pm

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Heather! “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”

Tim Rougeau

Ian Sacht

Morgan Sakundiak

Winter Sarsons

Cody Sellka

Sylas Serne

Sofia Shukla

Jasmine Somal

“Don’t lose your sparkle!” Love, Mom, Dad, Melissa, Christine & Anne GRAD GESS, LAKE COUNTRY

Wishing the very best to the GESS graduating class of 2013!

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Taylor Sterling

Jacob Stinn


In the Cooper’s Plaza

Wishing the GESS 2013 Grad Class Congratulations & Much Success! Nathan Swift

Katrina Tangaro

Kaitlyn Tangaro

Elexa Tassopoulos

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“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” ~Dr. Seuss

Dr. Karla Reimer • Dr. Stephanie Strawn

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Megan Thornton

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Wishing all 2013 Grads a bright future! Aidan Timmer

Brittany Tirs

Stephanie Townsend

Cee-Jay Trociuk

Selena Unger

Logan Van Der Mey

Finn Van Donkelaar

Jordi Van Riet

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Congratulations, graduates, You’ve made the grade!

Lake Country Farm & Pet Supply Winfield Shopping Centre


We knew you could do it, right from Kindergarten! Congratulations

to all the grads, especially our former students.

The staff at

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Samuel Waldron

Rebecca Watson

Cailin Webster

Tiffanie Wilde

Tyler Williamson

Congratulations Graduates of 2013 Winfield Return It Centre

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Riley Woodhouse

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Steven Woods

Morgen Wowchuck Photos unavailable: Kurt Black Terrick Crosby Aric Mynett Brandon Schaber Dylan Storey Litia Wilson

Congratulations to the

Graduating Class of 2013!

Adam Youngest

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15130 Hwy 97, Oyama • 250-548-3244 Professional grooming since 1998


Grad Class of 2013!

Derek Lea

Kevin Auclair

Duane Thachyk

Chad Wardman


Vice Principal

We are so proud of your accomplishments. The Staff & Students of Davidson Road Elementary

Vice Principal

Grad Sponsor

Graduation ceremony photography by Komal and Crev

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CONGRATULATIONS to the Graduating Class of 2013

We Are Proud of You!

From the staff of George Elliot Secondary School: George Andrejew Kevin Auclair Jason Beck Ellen Bennett Jodi Berget Marnie Birkeland Louise Boisvert Dan Brochu Daphne Brown Farah Canuel Stephen Crevier Monica Davidson Annie De Moissac Haley Dean Angie Dekergommeaux Ellen Eburne Tanya Elliott Mark Fletcher Stacy Fortin

Tim Frechette Chris Frehlick Rob Geier Karen Gilbert Casey Glenn Cora Greyeyes Sheila Gunn Angie Hansen Melissa Harris Janice Hayes Helga Helgason Barb Huva Gisele Jepson Kim Keats Shannon Kelly Tanya Kim Allyson Knight Brad Kuhn Roy Larson

Derek Lea Steve MacKenzie Lisa Matheson Bronwen McCann Laurel McCarthy Deena McDell Julie Melnick Doug Meraw Linda Meraw Glenda Middleton Laura Millott Denine Monteith Bonnie Murphy Lucy Neary Melanie Newell Kim Newman Linda Olson Al Penner Darcie Ramsey

Sergei Ryga Len Schafer Janene Seabrook Linda Sehn Bruce Shaw Kristina Stefanek Duane Thachyk Tannis Trevor-Smith Jeannette Van Riet Rosanne Vandenbilche Dan Vicaretti Doleen Waldron Chad Wardman Greg Wellwood David Yukich Sharon Zarchikoff

Congratulations George Elliot Secondary School Graduating Class of 2013 G R A D U AT I O N B U R S A R Y & S C H O L A R S H I P R E C I P I E N T S

Davidson Road Elementary Pac Bursary Oceola Fish & Game Club Bursary Lions Club Ashley Adams Ashley Fuhrmann Lake Country/Winfield Bursary Dan Mortenson Oyama Traditional School Bursary Rotary Club of Lake Country Bursary Kodi Bacon Ashley Fuhrmann John/Nancy Woodworth Awards Heather Oakley Winfield Auxiliary to Kgh Foundation Bursary Interior Savings Credit Union Bursary Stephanie Bandura Alex Geen Rotary Club of Lake Country Bursary Ashton Olfert Peter & Mary Wiens Bursary Davidson Road Elementary PAC Bursary Stephanie Bandura Alex Geen Lake Country Youth Soccer Association Award Ashton Olfert Western Communities Foundation Exceptional GESS Grad Legacy Bursary Achievement Bursary Nathan Gubler Nor-Val Event Rentals Bursary Stephanie Bandura Reanne Pearson Ella Alice Lindsay Memorial Bursary UBC Major Entrance Award Tiffiny Hobbs Rotary Club Of Lake Country Bursary Stephanie Bandura Amy Piquette Caedhh BC Student Achievement Award Lake Country Youth Soccer Assoc. Award Tiffiny Hobbs Joan E. Chamberlain Memorial Scholarship Jade Banman Emma Powell GESS Grad Legacy Bursary Rotary Club Of Lake Country Bursary Kayla Homulos Core Rugby Development Award Jessica Benson Tristen Ramsay GESS Grad Legacy Bursary Rotary Club Of Lake Country Bursary Caleb Howes Peter & Mary Wiens Bursary Rachel Bergen Tristen Ramsay Tri Lake Animal Hospital COPVPA Bursary Joe Kaplan Josie Evans Award Rachel Bergen Tristen Ramsay Lake Country Nathan Piche Bursary Chamber of Commerce Business Bursary UBC Major Entrance Award Rebecca Blinkhorn Cam Lawrence Tristen Ramsay Hank Grenda Memorial Award Lions Club - Lake Country/Winfield Bursary Leonora & Dwight Moody Bursary Denny Boitchenko Phoenix Lawrey Victoria Redden-Jackson Lance & Michelle Marshall Scholarship Mindy Tran Memorial Bursary Market Place IGA - Lake Country Sam Bowers Phoenix Lawrey Victoria Redden-Jackson Capri Insurance Bursary John Bayliss Bursary IOOF - Orchard City Lodge #59 Bursary Jack Brown Pheonix Lawrey Jenna Rever Lake Country Family Practice Associates Award Nor-Val Rentals Bursary Rotary Club of Lake Country Bursary Riley Cahill Kaesha Lazar Samantha Robertson Capri Insurance Bursary Lions Club-Lake Country/Winfield Bursary Rotary Club of Lake Country Bursary Tyson Clark Kaesha Lazar Meaghan Ross Wood Lake Publishing Bursary Centenary Bursary IODE - Dr. W. J. Knox Bursary Adam Cummings Scott Marshall Meaghan Ross Sharon Porter Memorial Bursary GESS Grad Legacy Bursary Peter Affleck Bursary Dale Flowers Johnson Declan Mcallister Meaghan Ross GESS PAC Bursary GESS Grad Legacy Bursary GESS PAC Bursary Dale Flowers Johnson Alyssa Michaud Meaghan Ross

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George Elliot Memorial Bursary Tim Rougeau Tyler Weston Citizenship Bursary Sylas Serne St. George’s Masonic Lodge #41 Bursary Sofia Shukla Eleanor Morrison Bursary Jasmine Somal Peter Affleck Bursary Jake Stinn Camp Hatikvah Leadership Bursary Jake Stinn Peter Greer Elementary Pac Bursary Elexa Tassopoulos Scouts Canada - Central Okanagan Area Award Megan Thornton Lake Country Artwalk Fine Arts Award Stephanie Townsend Sigh Kobayashi Memorial Bursary Selena Unger Rotary Club Of Lake Country Bursary Chelsey Vanderby Lake Country Museum Arnold Award Rebecca Watson Winfield United Church Bursary Rebecca Watson GESS PAC BursaryRebecca Watson Rebecca Watson GESS Grad Legacy Bursary Steven Woods

Over $40,000 in bursaries and scholarships were presented to deserving students June 7th at the GESS graduation ceremony.

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Now that you’ve graduated Nothing can stop you now. You’ve worked hard to get your diploma; It’s time to take a bow. Congratulations graduate! Your future looks strong and bright. May you achieve the things you hope for And have a life of sheer delight. ~ By Joanna Fuchs



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