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Students from Summerland Secondary School were issued major suspensions over the past school year.
An upcoming golf tournament will raise money for the treatment of children’s cancers.
Plenty of summer recreation programs and events are scheduled during the summer.
YOUR SMILE I just let my mind wander. It didn’t come back.
Drunk drivers charged by John Arendt
Windows were broken, but there were no injuries following a single-vehicle accident at McDonald’s in Summerland on Thursday.
Police receive numerous calls about erratic motorists
New exhibits will open at the Summerland Art Gallery next week.
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Chad Lybrand negotiates one of the corners during the Giant’s Head Freeride longboarding event on the weekend. The event, held on Giant’s Head Mountain, drew around 200 participants from around the world. The paved path on the mountain is considered one of the best places for longboarding.
Despite some harsh penalties for impaired driving, some tipsy motorists continue to get behind the wheel, putting themselves and others on the road at risk. Cpl Bruce Haley of the Summerland RCMP detachment said police receive numerous reports each day of erratic driving in the community and on Highway 97. “We get them every day of every week and every month,” he said. Since the beginning of the year, those calls have included 38 reports of impaired drivers, as well as many other calls about speeding, bad lane changes or other unsafe behaviour. A total of 18 motorists have been changed, either under criminal charges or under the provincial immediate roadside prohibition legislation. Haley said the impaired drivers have been out at all hours of the day or night. One July morning at 6 a.m., police stopped a motorist on Highway 97, driving between 130 and 140 kilometres an hour on a road with a speed limit of 100 km/h. Other impaired drivers have been stopped and charged at 2:30 p.m., police say. On July 29, an impaired driver of a motorhome, who was refused service at a liquor store, was later stopped and did not provide a breath sample. He received a 90-day driving prohibition and his motorhome was impounded for 30 days. While some of the impaired drivers stopped by police are older motorists with ingrained habits, others are young drivers, in their teens and early 20s. The strong messages against drinking and driving and stiff penalties have been in place for many years. See IMPAIRED Page 6
Summerland tops in study Quality of life factors examined in provincial report by John Arendt A comparison of B.C. communities puts Summerland near the top in terms of several socioeconomic factors.
The study of 77 communities, prepared by B.C. Stats, places Summerland’s overall socioeconomic index ranking second in the province, just behind West Vancouver-Bowen Island. In several of the individual categories, Summerland was ahead of all
communities. The Regional SocioEconomic Index place Summerland in second place. The indicators in the study were the Index of Human Economic Hardship, the Index of Crime, the Index of Health Problems and the Index of
Education Concerns. Two other indicators, Children at Risk and Youth at Risk, were also included. The economic hardship category examined the number of those receiving economic assistance. The crime index examined property crimes, violent crimes and other
criminal activity. The health index looked at numerous physical and mental health factors including infant mortality, life expectancy at birth and teen pregnancy rates, as well as suicide and homicide statistics. See REPORT Page 2
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The education figures examined graduation rates and post-secondary education, as well as achievement of those within the school
system. “When viewed together, these indices provide a summary measure of the relative successes and challenges across all regions of the prov-
ince,” the study stated. “The indices are intended only to flag regions that may be experiencing higher levels of socio-economic
stress relative to neighbouring areas. By themselves they don’t tell us why a particular community or region is doing poorly or well, but rather form
a necessary first step in determining the causal factors underlying the observed conditions.” Arlene Fenrich, president of the Summerland Chamber
of Commerce, said the report can help to promote the community. “We hope investors and business owners will take note of these facts about our com-
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munity,” she said. “We recognize how important measurements of this kind are when business owners are considering opening a new establishment or relocating a business and employees to a new community.” Christine Petkau, manager of the chamber, said the report and Summerland’s standing can be used to help promote the community. “These are the kinds of things that attract people to the community,” she said. Despite the positive report, the downtown businesses have been struggling in recent years and there are still vacant buildings along Main Street and Victoria Road. “The fact that we have some gaps on Main Street is problematic,” Petkau said. She added that the quality of life factors in the report and the idyllic setting will help to bring people to the community. “We are the town authors in the last 100 years have created,” she said. While the study paints a positive picture of Summerland, Mayor Janice Perrino said it does not show all aspects of the community. “It does not tell our true economic state,” she said. “Our downtown has struggled over the years. We are still lacking horribly in affordable housing.” In addition, she said it is a struggle for the municipality to take on various infrastructure projects because of the costs involved. She added that report should serve as an encouragement to the community, since it identifies some of Summerland’s strengths. “We can take a look at what we’re doing well and how to maintain it,” she said. “We have to make sure we are on the path of securing a good, healthy longterm future.”
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Campfires banned by John Arendt
Police, firefighters and paramedics were called when a truck struck the glass wall and the window at McDonald’s on Prairie Valley Road at Highway 97 in Summerland. There were no injuries.
Truck crashes at McDonald’s A single vehicle accident on Thursday afternoon left windows broken, but no more significant damage when a truck struck a glass wall at the McDonald’s restaurant on Prairie Valley Road in Summerland.
The accident occurred around 3:40 p.m. when the truck accelerated on Prairie Valley Road near Highway 97. Police said the accelerator may have been jammed, resulting in the accident.
There was no structural damage to the restaurant. While the glass wall and the outer panes of two windows were broken, the rest of the building was unaffected. The driver of the truck, a 74-year-old
POLICE report Vehicle stolen
On Aug. 5, police were called after a black 1989 Chevrolet pickup truck was stolen from Prairie Valley Road. The truck has not yet been recovered.
On Sunday at 6 p.m., police
issued an immediate roadside prohibition to a motorist on Atkinson Road at Giant’s Head Road. The driver, who blew a Fail reading, was given a 90-day driving prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days.
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HOMESTAY FAMILIES FOR THE 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR School District No. 67 is looking for prospective homestay families in Penticton and Summerland to host international students for one year, one semester, three months, one month and/or on a short term (respite) basis. Placements are needed for both male and female students from Germany, Japan and Korea who will be attending one of our local secondary schools. Host families must be English-speaking and have a desire to welcome the student into their home as part of the family. Close proximity to a secondary school is an asset. Host families are expected to provide: o a fully furnished private bedroom for each student; o a clean, safe, caring environment conducive to student studies; o meals; o the opportunity to participate in Canadian family life; and o a completed criminal record search for all adult members residing in the home. School District No. 67 will provide: o support and guidance by a homestay coordinator who will monitor the student/homestay experience; o monthly compensation of $725; and o temporary placement/respite homes for host families, if required, for holidays and emergencies. If you are interested in this great opportunity to exchange cultural experiences with an international student, please pick up an application form at the School Board Office, 425 Jermyn Avenue in Penticton, download the form off the District website at www.sd67.bc.ca, or contact Ms. Bev Skinner, Homestay Coordinator at (250) 494-1537, or by email email@example.com
Summerland woman, was not injured. Police are continuing their investigation.
The hot and dry summer weather has led to a fire ban throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre. The ban took effect on Thursday, Aug. 1, when the danger rating was high, with a few scattered pockets where the rating was extreme. The ban covers all provincial parks, crown lands and private lands, but does not apply within the boundaries of local governments. Melissa Welsh, fire information officer with the Kamloops Fire Centre, said the ban was issued because of the hot and dry summer weather. “We put it in place to prevent or decrease the number of human-caused fires,” she said. Normally, half of
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flame is no higher than 15 centimetres. Those violating the ban could be issued a ticket for $345. Anyone who causes a wildfire through arson or carelessness could be fined up to $1 million, spend up to three years in prison and be held accountable for associated firefighting costs. The Summerland Fire Department will be issuing its own fire ban during the period of the regional ban.
IS THE HORSE IN FRONT OF YOUR CART? We hear a lot of talk and advice in respect of your investments, with tired catch phrases like; “buy and hold;” “don’t panic and sell low;” “stay the course the markets will recover” and on and on, they chant. We hear this simple question not at all; “Why are you investing?” Why are you investing? For what purpose are you struggling to save while your disposable income continues to shrink? Is it for the obvious reasons like retirement or purchasing a home or for a holiday or to create a legacy? There is a belated growing awareness amongst our regulatory authorities, investors and financial pundits, that the above question needs to be addressed and explored in depth before you place your funds into the hands of an advisor or banking institution, with a faint hope that the funds will be nurtured and grown to your satisfaction and to suitably satisfy your needs. Please spend some time with the help of a financial coach / advisor who considers it a simple necessity to start or continue moving down the road on your life-journey with the horse placed in front of the cart, not behind it! Determine to explore and understand your saving options. Design your financial future by working with your coach to paint a picture of your retirement. Learn what sort of investor you are. How risk-averse are you? Does your retirement picture demand a lot financially or is it modest and in sync with your current and planned economic activity? Do you really understand the relationship between risk and return? What are your short-term, medium-term and long-term needs? What is your time-frame? How soon do you wish to move into your next phase, whether it be full retirement or simply a change in pace? Once you develop a fair understanding of what your financial future should look like, whether you are now in the accumulation, the preservation or the distribution phase, you can then more easily plot a course to ensure you progress through your current phase towards your next phase in accordance with your wishes and designs; with your goals and values in mind. Not to forget; with your current budget in mind, or as I prefer to call it; your spending plan in mind. A good coach / advisor should insist that you understand the investment being proposed. Don’t ever feel inadequate if you do not understand. The investing world is becoming more complex daily and many advisors themselves don’t really understand what they are suggesting you use as a wealth accumulation / preservation product! In any event your investment needs could and should be adequately addressed with standard and easily understood products and solutions. I have spent over forty years in the financial services profession, with the past twelve years dedicated to the financial coaching / planning and advising role. I am a consummate believer in the financial life planning process which is considerably more meaningful and satisfying to complete than the standard financial planning exercise. I am contracted with a highly reputable managing general agent firm as an independent advisor which enables me to draw upon that firm’s extensive resources for your benefit. Please feel free to chat about this personal opinion of mine if you believe it bears some resemblance to your situation and your opinion.
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A glowing report A recent study, prepared by B.C. Stats, shows what many Summerlanders have known for years: This is a good place in which to live. The study examined several socio-economic factors and placed Summerland in second place out of nearly 80 B.C. communities, just behind West Vancouver. Factors including health, education and the crime rate were examined. Put simply, when it comes to quality of life, Summerland excels. We do not have the problems of poverty, crime, health problems and education concerns to the same degree as in some other B.C. communities. While the figures are impressive, it is important to remember that this report does not tell the full story. The report examines each community’s rankings, but not the reasons why a specific community has done well or poorly. Also, while the factors which enhance the quality of life in Summerland are good, our economy does not show the same strength. Many businesses, especially in the downtown area, face ongoing struggles. Some have closed their doors. Housing is expensive and jobs are scarce. Without a robust business sector and the revenue it generates, Summerland will have an increasingly difficult time keeping up with the costs of maintaining the community. Eventually, unless the economy improves, it will take a toll on the quality of life factors. Summerland’s ranking in this study can work effectively to help market the community. Efforts are already being made to use lifestyle as a way to attract individuals and businesses to Summerland. At the same time, a stronger economy is needed if Summerland is to have a good quality of life in the years to come.
Throughout the summer, a variety of hockey camps are held at the Summerland Arena, bringing players from around the region and across the country. The camps serve to draw players and their families to Summerland for a week or two at a time. They are also helping to prepare a new generation of players as they work to excel on the ice.
B.C. aboriginal progress fragile VICTORIA – The ceremonies have become common at the B.C. legislature. Government officials and aboriginal leaders gather to celebrate resource sharing agreements that allow economic development in areas that need employment but are hampered by a century of uncertainty and dispute over treaties, or lack Tom Fletcher thereof. This approach emerged a decade ago with forest agreements. The B.C. Liberal government bought back timber cutting licences from big forest firms and made them available for community forests and aboriginal communities who claimed the areas as their traditional territories. Recently the approach was extended to mining revenues and water licence fees paid by private power developers. These are substantial steps forward for the only province in Canada in treaty limbo. A 2010 sharing deal worth more than $30 million in royalties for the Mount Milligan copper-gold mine north of Prince George helped the McLeod Lake Indian Band recover from the pine beetle and forestry slump that devastated its business base. After many years of struggle, Mount Milligan expects to go into production this year. Another agreement with Kamloops-area commun-
ities shared revenues from an expanded Afton mine. Perhaps the most ambitious agreement was concluded in March of this year when the government signed a deal with the Tahltan Nation for mining and hydroelectric development in remote northwestern B.C. The deal clears the way for a major extension of the BC Hydro grid to power the Tahltan village of Iskut and also the Red Chris metal mine, opening up the region to other mining and hydro potential as well. To get that deal, the province put up $20 million last year to buy back Shell Canada’s coalbed gas leases in the Klappan region, headwaters of the Nass, Skeena and Stikine Rivers. Those leases had become a target of international protest. Even after these expensive concessions, it would be an error to conclude that all is well between the Tahltan and the province. Stikine MLA Doug Donaldson questioned Aboriginal Relations Minister John Rustad on this point during the recent legislature session. The Tahltan Central Council was pleased about shared decision-making on resource projects, until they found out that B.C. had handed the environmental assessment of a new open-pit coal mine over to the federal government. The proposed mine is in the Klappan, known around the world as the Sacred Headwaters. Rustad said shared decisionmaking deals such as the Tahltan agreement do not cover activities of the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office.
Whether the review of that coal mine is federal, provincial or combined, it requires extensive consultation with affected parties. That’s great, but all that goodwill could evaporate quickly if a coal mine ends up getting a permit despite Tahltan objections. Rustad’s Nechako Lakes constituency is also a focal point for oil and gas pipeline proposals. Donaldson highlighted another problem. Last year the government signed a reconciliation agreement with the Gitanyow First Nation near Terrace, one of many communities struggling to get through the B.C. treaty negotiation process. That agreement included a joint land-use plan. Then the Environmental Assessment Office asked the Gitanyow for its input on proposed gas pipelines through its territory, to feed the government’s liquefied natural gas plans. Again, the joint landuse plan has no provision for pipelines. The Gitanyow hereditary chiefs wrote to the B.C. government in July, threatening to go to court over the pipeline proposal and questioning the value of their hard-won reconciliation agreement. Resource revenue sharing agreements and shared landuse plans are well-intentioned and represent real progress. But these situations show how fragile they are. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews. com. email@example.com
bad apples The number of student suspensions in Summerland over the past school year is disturbing. Of the 31 major suspensions issued by the Okanagan Skaha School District, 13 involved Summerland Secondary School students. While the total number of suspensions in the school district showed a decrease from a year earlier, the Summerland figure is cause for concern.
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Longboarding risky on Solly Road Dear Editor: I commend the organizers of the Giant’s Head Freeride longboarding event on the August long weekend, for I think they must have taken all the neces-
sary safety precautions to run a safe and exciting three days of competition. Unfortunately it is after the day’s racing the potential problems arise. Like revellers after
a concert seeking the afterparty, the longboarders appear to want to keep that downhill thrill going. The temptation seems too great to resist (and it is almost all downhill from the
mountain) for these individuals not to race down to Rotary Beach by the lake. Their chosen route looks to be Solly Road, a public road shared by vehicles and themselves at the
same time. Singularly, or in groups of two, three or even more, they streak down the road in the late afternoon at speeds of 50, 60 or maybe even as much as 70 kilometres an
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hour, followed by support cars, vans and small buses containing individuals with arms hanging out of windows and sunroofs, clutching cameras to video the ride. Just before the sharp S turn on Solly Road, Gillespie Road enters Solly below a fairly steep grade to the hill. The last thing a motorist turning left to go uphill on Solly expects to see rapidly
approaching them is an individual zipping along at breakneck speed with no brakes, wearing maybe a helmet and maybe gloves as safety gear. Visibility at the corner is not the best to start with and an apparition suddenly barreling towards them is a recipe for disaster. As is often said, someone is going to get killed out there. Elden Ulrich Summerland
Stove removed from Glenfir area
Bus service revived
Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum
These ladies did something in the 1930s that we’ll soon be able to do, too. They took the bus to Penticton. It would have been a bumpy, dusty ride over the winding dirt road in those days. White and Thornthwaite Taxi and Transfer in Lower Summerland provided the bus service between Summerland and Penticton and used the same vehicle as the local school bus. While we’re not sure what the bus fare to Penticton was at that time, some records indicate that a taxi ride to Kelowna could cost almost $3. (Original photo courtesy of Okanagan Archival Trust Society.)
Socialism isn’t just a word Dear Editor: Re: NDP soul search going nowhere (B.C. Views, Aug. 1) A significant aspect of NDP post-election soul searching, following its catastrophic defeat by the forces of free enterprise, will have to be coming to terms with the need to move the party further to the centre, away from its ideological far left-wing base. While the federal NDP appears to have decided to delete references to “socialism” from its guiding party preamble to make it more palat-
able politically and competitive electorally, merely removing socialism as a founding principle, without jettisoning its politically outdated doctrine, will not convince Canadians that the NDP is anything but a socialist party. Confronted with the political reality of the concept of socialism proving itself to be an abysmal failure throughout the world, being replaced by more free enterprise, less government and less social engineering, the ques-
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tion naturally arises as to whether B.C.’s NDP party will be able to “jump over its own ideological shadow” and abandon its traditional stand on the principles of democratic socialism, as defined in the B.C. provincial NDP constitutional preamble: “The New Democratic Party believes that social, economic and political progress in Canada can only be assured by the application of democratic socialist principles to government and the administra-
tion of public affairs ... including, where necessary, the extension of the principle of social ownership.” Stripped of its defining political raison d’être, NDP soul searching to remain a legitimate electoral contender in the province would make it a journey of heading somewhere into the future without the benefit of a road map and without a clear sense of its destination ... always carrying the baggage of its political past. E.W. Bopp Tsawwassen
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Dear Editor: Last Wednesday I delivered a white three-year-old selfcleaning GE stove to a friend’s home in the Glenfir School area. I didn’t realize at the time that my friend was not going to be home so I put the stove on their patio outside their door with the intention of coming back later to install it. Some time over the next day or so, someone thinking that it was a discarded appliance took the stove from the patio.
The loss of this stove has created a hardship and hard feelings between my friend and I. Neither of us is able to afford the cost of replacing it. If you are the person or persons who removed the stove, would you please return it no questions asked. You can call Mark at 250-488-7124 and I will even come and pick it up. No harm done. Please do the right thing. Mark Dicer Summerland
Sacha Perry-Fagant, second from left, received a $1,000 scholarship from the IODE. She received the award after being chosen from the Okanagan Zone for her achievements in music and drama. From left are Rhelda Pawulski of the IODE, Perry-Fagant, Mabel Carter of the IODE and Hazel Meadows of the IODE.
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Impaired penalties costly
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The present system of immediate roadside prohibitions has been in place since 2010. Penalties vary under the immediate roadside prohibition. The first time a driver registers a Warn reading, between 0.05 and 0.08 blood alcohol content, the penalty is a three-day driving prohibition, a possible three-day vehicle impoundment and a $200 fine. Impound and towing fees can exceed $150. The cost of reinstating a license after a prohibition is $250,
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Children dissected an owl pellet and heard owl-related stories at the Summer Reading Club at the library on Aug. 1. From left are Katarina Stohler, Savanna Switzer, Claire DeGagne and Isabelle Porter.
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bringing the total cost to $600. This amount does not include higher insurance premiums. For the second incident within five years, there is a seven-day driving prohibition, a possible seven-day vehicle impoundment and a $300 fine. Impound and towing fees can top $230. The total costs, including the $250 licence reinstatement fee, is $780. The third incident within five years results in a 30-day driving prohibition, a 30-day vehicle impoundment, a $400
fine and potential referral to remedial programs. Vehicle and impound fees are $680 or more. The total cost comes to $1,330. Those who register a Fail, or a blood alcohol reading of more than 0.08 and those who refuse a breath test will receive a 90-day driving prohibition, a 30-day vehicle impoundment, a $500 fine and potential referral to remedial programs. The total comes to $1,430. A reinstated driver’s licence is valid for two years, not the
usual five years. If a driver is required to enrol in the Responsible Driver Program, the cost is $880 plus GST. Those who are required to get an ignition interlock device installed in their vehicles must pay an administrative fee of $150. The total costs of the interlock, including installation and monthly monitoring fees, can top $1,700 for one year. “To be caught for impaired driving can cost the driver between $4,000 and $5,000 from start to finish,” Haley said.
Less water needed for longer lawn Too many of us look out at our lawn and are inclined to think it’s too long! So in this heat, we reluctantly trot out the lawn mower and start cutting. Well, there’s actually good reason to let it go.
an residents use 675 litres of water per person, per day – this average spikes to 1000 litres in the summer, used mostly on our lawns. We can save 500 to 1,500 litres a week by letting our grass grow a little bit longer.
By keeping our grass two to three inches tall we help conserve water. Longer grass allows the roots to be shaded so they are better able to hold water. It also slows the evaporation of water from the soil, making it work more effectively. In turn, our lawns need less water and need it less often. There’s less freshwater available in the Okanagan than almost anywhere in Canada. Yet, on average, Okanag-
Water works best when grass clippings are left as mulch on your lawn. The clippings provide nutrients, reducing the need for fertilizer. They also help retain moisture, requiring less water and reducing evaporation. And don’t forget to aerate the lawn in early spring or fall. This will improve water penetration and help your lawn grow full and green.
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One inch a week will do
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Summerland Funds needed for roadwork students suspended by John Arendt
by Joe Fries Black Press Fewer students are being sent home from class. A total of 31 major suspensions lasting three or more days were handed out during the 2012-13 session, down from 42 in each of the two previous years, according to new data from the Okanagan Skaha School District. Just over half of last year’s suspensions were drug-related, and just under half were imposed on students from Summerland Secondary School. Black Press obtained the statistics through a freedom of information request. It’s unclear what’s behind the overall decrease, although the district administrator responsible for discipline thinks it could be the result of principals building better relationships with students. “The better you know kids, the less of those kinds of (suspendable) mistakes they make,” said director of instruction Don MacIntyre. Thirteen of the suspensions were handed to students at Summerland Secondary School, seven were issued at Princess Margaret Secondary, and six originated at Penticton Secondary School. Also on the list were ConnectED, McNicoll Park Middle and Summerland Middle schools. Sixteen of the suspensions related to drugs, five involved weapons, and four had to do with property offences. The rest involved fighting, weapons, poor behaviour, starting a fire or pulling a fire alarm. MacIntyre is notified whenever a school issues a three-day suspension, and he then reports it to the school board at an in camera meeting. If it’s a second offence, the student may be referred to a district discipline committee with the power to issue an even longer suspension.
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Without grant funding, the water separation and resurfacing work on Garnett Valley Road will be put on hold. The project is the next phase in Summerland’s water system separation work, which is splitting the municipal water system into domestic and irrigation water streams. The work on Garnett Valley Road and in the Jones Flat area has an estimated cost of $4 million. Don Darling, director of works and utilities for the municipality, said a grant application last year was denied early this spring. The municipality will apply for the funding once more this year, but without a grant, the project cannot proceed. “If we don’t get the grant, we don’t know how long it will be
before we get water separation,” he said. “If we get the funding next year, it will go ahead next year.” The design work for the water system upgrade is already in place. Darling said there is no timeline for the completion of the next phase of the water system separation work. After the water line separation work is completed, the municipality will be able to get the road resurfaced.
For years, residents along Garnett Valley Road have complained about the condition of the road, which has numerous potholes and rough sections. In July, council chose not to proceed with road overlays and intermittent patching on Garnett Valley Road. The proposal, at an estimated cost of $63,606.50, would have provided some relief for motorists on the road, but the work would then
have to be torn up when the water system upgrade proceeds. The works and utilities department identified nine capital projects for the community to undertake. The combined cost came to $1.254 million, but the municipality had $150,000 approved for sidewalks, drainage and paving upgrades for 2013. As a result, two projects worth $59,000 were approved for this year, with the
remaining money to go to next year’s projects. Mayor Janice Perrino said funding these projects becomes difficult for the municipality. While the total municipal budget for 2013 was $28,656,114, much of the money has been set aside earlier. “By the time all the bills are paid, we have $675,000 left to pay for sidewalks, roads and extra projects,” she said. “That’s all we’ve got left.”
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Kiwanis to hold charity golf game A golf tournament next month will raise money for the treatment of children’s cancers. The tournament, organized by the Summerland Kiwanis Club, will raise funds for the Kiwanis Children’s Cancer Project. “If they can cure children’s cancers, it could also help adults,” said Beverly Johnson, one of the tournament
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organizers are hoping to raise $20,000 from the event. At present, they have received around $5,000 in donated prizes and another $3,000 in other donations from the community. Depending on the level of support and participation this year, the tournament could become a regular feature. “If we can pull this off, it’s going to be an annual event,” Johnson said. “I was totally amazed by the response from the community. Now it’s a matter of getting the golfers.” Those who wish to register should contact Johnson at 778-516-0081 or email GraceQuest@ hotmail.com.
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Summerland Kiwanis Club vice president Tom Jacques, left, and treasurer Robert Johnson, right, assist as Kyan Anderson, nine years old, draws the winning ticket in a draw for a bicycle during the Friday evening market on Victoria Road North. The draw winner was Melita Haynes. Another draw will be held at the end of August.
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pede. Matt Darmody, organizer of the event, said 30 bull riders from B.C., Alberta and Australia are expected to participate on Aug. 17. The riders are part of the Bull Riders Canada circuit. The Summerland event is part of a Western Canada circuit. Darmody said the event will have something for all ages. “It’s family-oriented for the whole day,” he said. “People don’t
regularly see bulls in Summerland. I think it’s going to be a big hit.” He added that the animals in the show are treated well and develop a good relationship with their trainer. “You get really attached to the bulls,” he said. “They’re like your best friend. They want to do their best for you.” The bull riding stampede will take place at the Summerland Rodeo Grounds Aug. 17 at 5 p.m. Gates open at 3 p.m.
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Weather records broken during July by Tom Fletcher Black Press
Not a drop of rain was recorded at Vancouver and Victoria airports during July, the first time that has happened since Environment Canada began keeping rainfall records in 1937. Much of the rest of B.C. also had an unusually dry month, with numerous local records falling. Williams Lake airport recorded 1.6 mm of rain during the entire month, while communities in the northwest had only occasional showers. Provincial bans on all open burning including campfires took effect Thursday in the Kamloops and Coastal fire districts, covering most of southern and central B.C. The ban covers coastal areas except Haida Gwaii and the designated “fog zone” along the west coast of Vancouver Island. Fire bans apply
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Lightning strikes over Summerland during a thunderstorm on the evening of Aug. 4. While there has been some rain since the beginning of August, July was extremely dry in most of the province.
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Camp stoves that use propane or briquettes are still allowed. The ban took effect as rain showers were forecast for many
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coastal region. Provincial fire restrictions cover all private and Crown land, including parks, but not
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Matheson winner of Ultraman
While Craig Percival of Australia led the Ultraman Canada competition on Saturday and Sunday, David Matheson’s performance in the run component on Monday earned him the win. Matheson, 42, of Canada, ran the 84.4-kilometre route from Princeton to Summerland with a time of 7:04:13. His total time for the three-day ultraendurance triathlon was 21:47:47. The three-day event began with a 10-kilometre swim and a 144.8-kilometre bike ride on Saturday, followed by a 273.5-kilometre bike ride on Sunday and the run on Monday. The course ended in Memorial Park in Summerland. A total of 29 athletes from around the world, ranging in age from 29 to 60, participated in the event. All but two finished.
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Al-Anon offers help to families and friends of alcoholics. Summerland Serenity Group meets Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. in the United Church hall. Call 250-490-9272 for more information. Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers meet at the Harold Simpson Memorial Youth Centre on Thursday evenings. Beavers meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Cubs meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Scouts meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Venturers meet from 7:30 to 9 p.m. For details call DeeDee at 250-404-0406. Come try your hand at an old art made new. The traditional Rug Hookers of the South Okanagan meet every Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Summerland Art Gallery on Main Street. Visitors always welcome. Lots of supplies available. Try your hand at this timeless art. For more information phone Marilyn at 250-494-6434 or Juliet at 250-494-1278. Euchre is played every second and
fourth Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Seniors Drop-in Centre, 9710 Brown St. Seniors’ volleyball at the Youth Centre beginning at 10 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. For additional information call Jane or Frank at 250-494-4666. Summerland Horseshoe Club is looking for new members. Practices are held in Memorial Park on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. Call Laura Williams at 250494-3094. Summerland Sportsmen’s Association meets every third Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at Summerland Legion.The SSA focuses on fishing, shooting, hunting, archery and conservation and is affiliated with the B.C. Wildlife Federation. New members welcome. TOPS BC #725 Summerland meets every Thursday in the lower level of the Seniors’ Drop-in Centre, 9710 Brown St. Weigh-in is from 5:30 to 6 p.m. and is fol-
lowed by a meeting. For more information call Irene at 250-494-5484. The Rug Hooking Circle meets every second and fourth Thursday of the month from noon to 3 p.m. at Leir House Arts and Cultural Centre, 220 Manor Park Ave., Penticton. Practice a traditional Canadian art form in a group setting. Host is certified teacher, fibre artist and published contributor Angela Possak. 250767-0206 or online rughookingteacher.ca. The Summerland Multiple Sclerosis Group meets on the first Thursday of every month at 10:30 a.m. at the MS office, 3373 Skaha Rd., Penticton. Everyone welcome. For more information call Sherry at 250-493-6564.
Bridge is played every Friday at 1 p.m. at the Seniors’ Drop-In Centre, 9710 Brown St. Phone 250-494-8164. Cribbage is played every Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Seniors’ Drop-in Centre, 9710 Brown St. Tai Chi at the Seniors Drop-In Centre, Fridays at 10:30 a.m. and Tuesdays at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Contact Nancy at 250-494-8902. The 890 Wing of the South Okanagan Air Force Association of Canada have a gettogether every Friday night from 4 p.m. at
the clubhouse at 126 Dakota Ave. in Penticton. New members are welcome. For more information, phone Fred Monteith at 250-497-8490.
Geology Bus Tours of Summerland. Saturday, Aug. 10. Registration and payment is required. Contact the Summerland Museum for more information at 250-494-9395 or swing on by at 9521 Wharton St.,Tuesdays to Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
DivorceCare is for all who are suffering from the difficulties resulting from separation or divorce. Meeting at Summerland Baptist Church just inside the Victoria St. entrance on Sundays 5 to 7 p.m. A free course is offered. Please call 250-4943313 or just walk in. Vintage Car Club, South Okanagan Chapter, meets the last Sunday of every month at 2 p.m. in the Youth Centre on Peach Orchard Road. Anyone interested in vintage cars (cars which are 25 years or older) is invited to attend. For more information on the club phone 250-494-5473.
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s 7, Odd/Even, Bonanza. Everyone is welcome. License #832873. Men — Love to Sing? Okanagan Christian Men’s Choir. This nondenominational choir invites you to join us, have fun, sing unto the Lord and enjoy the fellowship of other singers. Mondays 7 to 9 p.m. at Summerland Baptist Church, Fireside Room. For more information contact Hans at 250-494-7127. The South Okanagan Orchid Society meets the third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at Okanagan College in Penticton. The group meets September to June. For more information, contact Joan at 250-494-4293. The Summerland Crokinole Club meets Monday nights at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Summerland senior centre. Contact Darlene at 250-494-9310.
Artist Jan CornettChing will be at Edward Jones, 9919 Main St. on Tuesday, Aug. 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cornett-Ching works in all mediums but prefers acrylic to oil. She specializes in portraits of people and animals but also loves watercolour, pastel and acrylic landscapes and seascapes. Penticton Concert Band practices Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. New members welcome. Intermediate to advanced players. Call Gerald at 250-809-2087. Quest Society of Summerland meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the meeting room at 9700 Brown St. (Parkdale Place). For more information phone Marilyn Topham at 250-4946434 or Joan Lansdell at 778-476-0596. South Okanagan Genealogical Society is open on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Penticton Library Museum building. Contact Nola Reid at 250-492-0751. Summerland Caregiver Support Group meets on the first and third Tuesday of every month from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Summerland Health Centre. Call Cindy at 250-404-8007. Summerland Farmers’ Market in Memorial Park, Wharton Street, every Tuesday April through October, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For information call Paul at 250-4940540.
Thursday, August 8, 2013 Summerland Review Summerland Kiwanis Club meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Kiwanis Lodge on Quinpool at 6 p.m. New members are welcome. Contact Robert Beers at 250-490-9645 or 250-488-6491. Summerland VIP (Visually Impaired Persons) members and friends meet the second Tuesday of the month at Parkdale Lounge. The Summerland Multiple Sclerosis Group joins the Penticton MS Group every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. for a coffee social at the Cherry Lane Mall Food Court. Whist is played on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 7 p.m. at the Seniors Drop-In Centre, 9710 Brown St.
Summerland Air Cadets parade Wednesday nights, 18:15 to 21:30 hours at Harold Simpson Memorial Youth Centre, 9111 Peach Orchard Rd. All youth aged 12 to 18 welcome. Call the Air Cadet office at 250-494-7988. Summerland Arts Club meets every Wednesday from September through May in the lower level of the Summerland Library on Wharton Street. Painters of all levels are welcome. Workshops available. For information call Mary at 250-494-5851. Summerland ATV Club meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Summerland Library lower level. The club promotes responsible ridership including registration, insurance, safety certification and scheduled pleasure rides. Membership includes orchardists, farmers, ranchers and fun seekers of all ages including those with disabilities. The Summerland Badminton Club plays every Wednesday at 7 p.m. all year. Shaun at 250-494-1513. Wednesdays are beach days at the Summerland Asset Development Initiative. Transportation and supervision are provided. Call 250-494-9722 to register.
A community garage sale, hosted by St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, will be held Saturday, Aug. 31 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For information or to rent a table, please contact Linda Carnegie at 250-
494-3197. Refreshments will also be available starting at noon. Looking for a fun low impact circuit workout routine? Join the newly formed non-profit Summerland Women’s Fitness at 2-7519 Prairie Valley Rd, Summerfair Mall (behind Royal Bank.) Telephone 778516-2001 or email email@example.com. Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week, Recope Society of Summerland offers medically supervised water therapy and land exercise programs helpful to clients with various medical conditions, such as joint replacements, stroke, back problems, arthritis, to name just a few. A medical referral is required. Call Maureen at 250-494-9006. Spend a summer’s evening at the St. Stephen’s Courtyard Bistro on Saturday, Aug. 17 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the front courtyard of St. Stephen’s Anglican Church. Dessert and refreshments will be offered. Musical entertainment by Jim Gillis and his band, Five’s Company, Bill Head and his band and Rev. Rick Paulin. Summerland Asset Development Initiative continues to run the Summerland Fruit Tree Project throughout the fruit picking season. If you would like to volunteer to help with any picks Monday to Friday 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. or if you have a tree requiring picking, call Mackenzie at 250494-9722. Summerland Bakers is a new, fun baking club where it doesn’t matter if it didn’t turn out perfect; we’ll eat it anyway. We meet monthly at a members’ house, where we eat, laugh, share and take home heaps of leftovers. Email Sophia at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or visit facebook.com/ SummerlandBakers. Used book sale Saturday Aug. 24 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Summerland Library. Great selection of gently used books for the whole family. Friends of the Summerland Library. Visit Summerland’s 103-year-old stone church, St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, by appointment and available for your summer visitors. Call Doiran at 250-494-5891 or Linda at 250-494-8722 for more information and to register for your church tour.
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Summer programs abound As I write this article we have just had an amazing stretch of weather during July but the rain has returned for the long weekend. As I have mentioned before, summer is my favourite part of the year. I love seeing our lakefront parks and beaches filled with families using all the amenities. Whether it is the sailing or power boats on the lake, the busy water park, the picnics in the gazebo or the people on the docks or pier at Rotary Beach, the smiling faces never get old. Summer programs continue to keep the kids busy with sailing lessons, tennis lessons, art programs and the ever popular
Dale MacDonald day camps. With the August long weekend we will have just completed two major events that are not for the faint of heart. The Ultraman triathlon finished in Memorial Park, an event that includes a swim in Skaha lake, a bike to Princeton and a run to Summerland. Definitely not an event for your everyday athlete but
my compliments to Steve Brown for all the work he does to make the event happen. As many of you know, we just hosted the Ride the Giant longboarding event at Giant’s Head Park. This annual event brings riders from as far away as Costa Rica, Columbia and all over North America and has been filmed by the Discovery Channel. Andrew Monaghan and his team have done an amazing job of hosting the over 200 competitors in the event. My congratulations to Summerlander Randy Huber and
his Pinnacles for winning the soccer championship this year. It seems like just yesterday that Randy’s dad Barry, Bob Leslie and I were coaching in mini soccer. Also congratulations to the women Pinnacles for winning the Provincials. At the arena Greg Holst has returned with his Bulldogs Hockey Camp. Greg who used to play in the New York Rangers organization and coached for years in Austria has now been doing his camp for almost 20 years. The Bulldog Camp will be followed by the Cyclone Taylor’s McGillivray Hockey
Training Camp that has also been successful for a number of years. For something a little different we have the annual Horseshoe Tournament at Memorial Park on Aug. 10 and 11 and for the adventuresome, Bull Riding at the Rodeo Grounds on Aug. 17. Lots to do in this amazing summer paradise! Dale MacDonald has been Summerland’s Director of Parks and Recreation for the last 22 years and in his sporting past has won provincial championships in four different sports.
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Memorial contributions may be made in Joeâ€™s name to the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia, 300-828 West 8th Avenue Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 1E2. We wish to express our appreciation to the staff at Summerland Seniorsâ€™ Village for their support and kindness. Messages of condolence can be sent to the family by visiting www.hansonsfuneral.ca.
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He will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife Elise, daughter Madeleine, grandchildren Kevin (Loretta) and Denise (Garth), 7 great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Yvonne M. and brother-in-law Lucien Charbonneau. Joe was sadly predeceased by his brothers Paul, Marcel, Antoine, and Albert.
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A Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated at 10:00am on Tuesday August 6, 2013 at Holy Child Catholic Church 10410 Rosedale Avenue, Summerland. Interment to followed at Canyonview Cemetery in Summerland.
Darcy and Kevin Neal of Coldstream announce the engagement of their daughter Sarah Neal to Kevin Recksiedler, son of Ruth Recksiedler of Maple Ridge and Dennis Recksiedler of Pitt Meadows. Wedding to take place September 2014 in Kelowna. Congratulations to the happy couple.
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Of Summerland, BC Passed away at Summerland Seniorsâ€™ Village on July 30, 2013 at the age of 98 years.
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& Iola Mary Ross 1921 ~ 2013 Iola Mary Ross of Summerland, BC passed away peacefully on Tuesday July 30, 2013 in her 93rd year. Predeceased by her husband A. David Ross. Loving mother of Kristian and Julian, and mother-in-law of Eileen and Ruth. Proud grandmother of Kristina (Corey), Noah and Jesse. Very proud great-grandmother of Cadence Iola. During the Second World War, Iola worked at the Burrard Dry Dock. She was the first female shipfitter in Canada. Iola and her husband David were supporters of the arts in Vancouver; one of her greatest loves was opera. Iola and David were longtime West Vancouver residents before moving to Summerland in 1993. Iola had a great sense of humour and a passionate interest in everyone around her. She was loving, Generous and kind, and will be missed. A family graveside service was held on Thursday August 1, 2013 at Canyon View Cemetery in Summerland, BC. Condolences may be directed to the family through providencefuneralhomes.com.
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Local Coin Collector Buying Collections, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins etc 250-499-0251 We pay cash! Bring in your unwanted or broken jewelry, gold dental crowns, silver cutlery and tea sets, Canadian and US silver coins, and war medals to Summerland Gold and Silver Exchange. We pay the highest prices! 13209 Victoria Road beside The Sweet Tooth. Locally owned and operated. 778-516-5888.
COME visit Blind Bay Resort on Sunday, August 4 for our open house and Summer Sale. Fully serviced and landscaped RV lots at Shuswap Lake start at $119,900. Financing available. Amenities include a beautiful sandy beach, private marina, heated pool and more. Visit BlindBayResort.com for details or call 1-800-667-3993.
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Misc. for Sale Bellavita bath lift in excellent condition. Original price was $1,200; asking $600. Phone Linda at 250-494-8722. Blue fold-and-go mini scooter with 2 batteries, $500; octagon table with leaf & 4 cushion roller chairs, $300; moveable metal firepit with screen & lid, $25. Phone 250-494-9818 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper? STEEL BUILDINGS/ Metal Buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! 1-800-457-2206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca
Acreage for Sale 2.98 acres for sale $138,000. Acreage nestled in beautiful Meadowbrook area Kimberley, BC. Water & septic hookup in place. Property backing onto a creek & views of the Kimberley Alpine Resort Ski Hill. Assessed value $151,000. Zoned RR4. Minutes from Ski Hill & golf courses. Please contact 250-342-8334 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Dickinson Family Farm, 17208 Bentley Road. Red haven peaches & nectarines. For new hours, 250-494-0300. PEACHES for sale. Jim Smith, 4415 Monro Ave, Summerland 250-494-1352
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Homes for Rent 3 bdrm, 2 bath house in Garnet Valley. NS. Pets negotiable. $1100/mo + util. Avail immediately. 4wd recommended. 250-494-1030
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Brad’s Small Engine Repair Since 1994
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Summerland residents turn to the pages of this paper to find professional and reliable local companies and service providers. To add it to your marketing mix, call 250-494-5406
ALCAR Storage in accordance with our rental agreement, the tenant Tara Adams is in default of her rental fees. Therefore the contents of her 8x20 storage unit will be sold on August 30th, 2013 at 10:00am at 101-9210 James Ave., Summerland, BC. To view or submit a written bid no later than 5:00pm on August 29th, 2013. Please contact ALCAR Storage at 250-462-0065 ALCAR Storage in accordance with our rental agreement, the tenant Sally Gustavson is in default of her rental fees. Therefore the contents of her 8x20 storage unit and her mobile home addition will be sold on August 30th, 2013 at 10:00am at 101-9210 James Ave., Summerland, BC. To view or submit a written bid no later than 5:00pm on August 29th, 2013. Please contact ALCAR Storage at 250-462-0065 ALCAR Storage in accordance with our rental agreement, the tenant Paul Malcovitch is in default of his rental fees. Therefore the contents of his 8x10 storage unit and his 1993 Ford F150 pick up truck will be sold on August 30th, 2013 at 10:00am at 101-9210 James Ave., Summerland, BC. To view or submit a written bid no later than 5:00pm on August 29th, 2013. Please contact ALCAR Storage at 250-462-0065
Summerland Review Thursday, August 8, 2013
New shows open Two new shows open at the Summerland Art Gallery next Thursday, Aug. 15 with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Deifying the Diva will be in the Main Gallery and Crossing Borders will be in the Adams Room. Deifying the Diva features oil paintings and bronze sculptures by Lynden Beesley and Alexandra Edmonds. Crossing Borders features a felt and wool display by the Desert Sage Spinners and Weavers Guild. The Desert Sage Spinners and Weavers Guild are a Guild of more than 60 members, from Summerland to Osoyoos, who use fibre as their medium. Learning together, they employ both traditional and innovative techniques. Over the years, for many of them, their hobby has become their art. They are spinners, weavers, knitters, garment makers, the list is endless. They craft practical items, whimsical ones, wherever their creativity takes them. They have dyed, spun, woven, felted, knitted almost any material possible, from silk, wool, paper, plastic bags, old fabric, wire... How far will their imagination take them? They do not know, but they are still far from running out of ideas, enthusiasm, or creativity. You are invited to drop by the Art Gallery at 9533 Main Street and view their work. The Art Gallery is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art Happening is a new show currently at the Shatford Centre in Penticton. The exhibiting artists are all members of the Federation of Canadian Artists and you will find a wide range of media on view: watercolours, oils, encaustics, acrylics and mixed media among them. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday 9 a.m to 5 p.m.
David Finnis Branching Out is a solo show featuring works by Barb Hofer. This show at the Leir House in Penticton is a tribute to trees. Branching Out is a mixed-media collection of her paintings using watercolour, acrylic, collage, and lately, encaustic. Barb is always open to new ways of representing her art and the show spotlights her journey of discovery. Trees have always been a focus and a challenge and this
show depicts trees in the Okanagan landscape, along with the creatures, fruits, and flowers that flourish there. Seasonal changes celebrate the wonderful Okanagan Valley. The show runs until Aug. 31. You can view the show Tuesdays to Saturdays between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. ooo If you know of an event you feel should be included in the Arts Palette or on the Arts Council’s online calendar, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250-404-3225. summerlandarts.com and twitter.com/artspalette. The Arts Palette is written by David Finnis, Publicity Chair and President of the Summerland Community Arts Council, P.O. Box 1217, 9533 Main St., Summerland, B.C. V0H 1Z0.
Students from the Summerland Montessori School Summer Fun Program enjoy a golf cart ride exploring the Summerland Golf and Country Club Course with head professional Ty Babkirk. Golf is one of the mini camp options offered by the school. The camp runs weekly throughout the summer.
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2013 KVSR UPDATE
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Proudly serving the community of Summerland for over 32 years. Locally owned and operated! Open every day until 9:00 pm 7519 Prairie Valley Rd. Summerfair Plaza • 250-494-4376
The 3716/Spirit of Summerland is an amazing sight as she steams along the tracks on the historic Kettle Valley Railway! Join us for a train ride this summer - the train departs at 10:30 am & 1:30 pm Thursdays through Mondays. Enjoy the scenic beauty of Prairie Valley, live music and a trip onto the Trout Creek Bridge with stunning view of Okanagan Lake and the canyon below. We are proud to be stewards of our 100 year old steam locomotive and the only preserved section of the historic Kettle Valley Railway and invite you to share the nostalgia each brings to the Kettle Valley Steam Railway. There’s nothing else like it in the Okanagan Valley! “All Aboard” for Events at the Kettle Valley Steam Railway Reservations: 250-494-8422 or toll free 1-877-494-8424
SUMMER SCHEDULE - June 13th - September 2nd - Train departs 10:30 am & 1:30 pm – Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday
Simply put, It's love at first taste!
Enjoy a “made to order” lunch paired with award winning wines at the Full Moon Bistro. Live Music Saturday & Sunday from noon till 3.00 pm Reserve your tickets now for our Winemaker’s dinner Oct. 10. Open Monday - Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm Sunday: 11 am - 6 pm
5716 Gartrell Road • 250-494-9323 www.SonoranEstate.com
SUMMERLAND FARMERS MARKET Come visit us at
Memorial Park, Kelly Ave. Downtown Summerland Every Tuesday April thru October 9 am till 1 pm
Friday Night Market, Victoria Rd. July and August 5 pm till 8:30 pm Early Birds Welcome!
Fresh Local Berries
EAT LOCAL, EAT FRESH
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK LUNCH & DINNER • Fully Licenced • Children’s Menu available
14015 Rosedale Avenue 250-494-1105 www.ziasstonehouse.com
(Prairie Valley Station is closed on Tuesdays & Wednesdays) *Please note that the 1:30 pm regular runs on August 18, September 8th & 22nd are cancelled in lieu of Robbery events.
Great Train Robbery & BBQ Event – Sunday, August 18th at 4 pm (SOLD OUT) Enjoy a “Wild West” adventure with the Garnett Valley Gang at the Kettle Valley Steam Railway. This two hour ride offers passengers a chance to enjoy daring horsemanship, live music and a cast of colourful characters both on and off the train. You never know when the gang will ride out of the hills to “rob” you of your spare change! After this exciting ride – you’ll enjoy a delicious BBQ dinner back at the station. Reservations Required.
We are proud to support the KVSR
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Other upcoming Robbery Dates: August 25th at 4 pm, September 8th & 22nd at 1:30 pm
PATRICK BELL, JOSEPH JACOE, KATHRYN ROBINSON
KETTLE VALLEY STEAM RAILWAY
Summerland’s Longest Established Law Firm
Ph. (250) 494-8422 • Fax: (250) 494-8452 Toll Free: 1-877-494-8424
Christmas in August
Store Hours: Mon. - Fri.: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sat.: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm NEW Sun.: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm HOURS Summerfair Mall 11 - 7519 Prairie Valley Road 250-494-1722
13211 N. Victoria Rd • 250-494-6621
Summerland Tim-Br Mart We have a “Cool” selection of
Air Conditioners Bonus Air Miles available
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Music on the Patio Saturday, Aug 10 - 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Saturday, Aug 17 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Mile High Wine Festival - Silver Star Resort Julie Masi Duo
Summer Delicious Cantaloupe
While quantities last • Sale in effect until August 11, 2013
13604 Victoria Road (In the Sungate Plaza)
Proud to support the Kettle Valley Steam Railway
Thornhaven’s Music on the Mountain
Wine tastings, picnics and live music on hot summer afternoons Saturday, August 10, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Saturday, August 17, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Sunday, August 11, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Sunday, August 18, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
OUT OF THE BLU
THE GALA VANTERS
KEREOKE WITH PAM FERENS
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Open 10 am - 5 pm May Through October or anytime by appointment. 250-494-7778 email@example.com
Saturday, Aug 10 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Sunday, Aug 18 - 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm Uncorked Kyle Anderson Sunday, Aug 11 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Ash
Dirty Laundry Vineyard 7311 Fiske Street, tel: (250) 494 8815 www.dirtylaundry.ca
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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