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Festival blows away the crowds

Roots & Blues: Attendance jumps by 1,000 visitors over last year, performers full of praise.

By Barb Brouwer OBSeRVeR STAFF

Organizers can bask in the glow of another successful Roots and Blues Festival. Attendance was up by 1,000 over last year, the artists delivered as they always do and, except for an hour-long wind incident Sunday, the weather co-operated. Folk Music Society board chair lody Kieken said organizers were pleased with the 26,000 in attendance over three days. “It was a heck of an accomplishment considering tourism is down in general, the flooding in calgary and the cost of gas,” he said, noting that while there had been concerns about weather, even mother nature co-operated. What rain there was fell in the middle of the night and the cloud cover Sunday was welcomed by everyone on-site. A wind event with gusts as high as 85 km/h late Sunday afternoon knocked over some colourful privacy boards atop a fence near the west gate and sent some lawn chairs and food flying. “We were hanging onto banners at the main stage,” said Kieken, relieved there were no major incidents. “The wind pulled a two-foot stake out of the ground. That’s how far it had been hammered in.” But the wind died down, the music ramped up and the festival continued without further weather worries. Kieken says changes were made to accommodate a space for dancers directly in front of the main stage. The stage was elevated by an extra foot so those on tarps and in chairs would have an unobstructed view. And the large screen allows people further back to clearly see what’s happening on-stage. Saluting festival artistic director Hugo Rampen’s programming, Kieken says performers often express surprise at the wide variety

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Reggae rhythms: Jamaican Ky-Mani Marley reaches out to the audience while his music really grabbed the attention of the crowds at Friday night’s main stage performance. of music and the energy of the crowds. “every year I think it can’t get better, and every year it does,” he says. For the most part, the police beat was a quiet one. Kieken says the RcMP did arrest one individual on-site Friday night but he was well-known to police. Off-site, police activity related to the festival was a bit more interesting. The Salmon Arm detachment reports that at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, a male with a guitar was intoxicated on Highway 97B.

The man from Victoria told police he wished to be placed in the drunk tank so that he could post it on his Facebook account. Police obliged and lodged the man until he was sober. Alcohol fuelled an incident Saturday as well, when a 22-year-old woman was arrested for intoxication issues on Second Avenue Se. “At the time of her arrest the female was bottomless,” says RcMP Staff Sgt. Kevin Keane’s report. “The female was lodged until sober and released with clothing.” Police snagged three more people in a counter-attack operation

This week RCMP have laid criminal charges against a Sicamous woman after a fatality. See A3. The Salmon Arm Sockeyes saw many of their swimmers earn provincial medals. See A21.

Friday night. At 11:30 p.m. Aug. 18, a vehicle attempted unsuccessfully to avoid a road check at 10th Avenue and 10th Street SW. A 46-year-old woman from Salmon Arm was relieved of her driver’s licence and her vehicle was impounded. At midnight, an intoxicated, 31-year-old driver from Oyama lost her car to the impound lot as well. Rampen says the RcMP presence is something organizers greatly appreciate. “They support what we do and we have to thank Kevin (Staff Sgt. Keane) for providing a crew in the

manner that he has.” On a musical note, a tired but relaxed Rampen, was taking a break backstage Sunday. Very pleased with this year’s event, he gave credit to dedicated festival staff and volunteers, programming and excellent audiences. “They’re professional, detailoriented, conscientious and they take their jobs seriously,” he said, lavishing praise on festival staff. “There’s an excellent vibe and I think our ticket sales have been See musicians on page A2

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Musicians rave about festival vibe Continued from front fairly good too.” High on his list of presenters and the reception they were given by the Friday-night crowd was Corvus Corax. “People were blown away by the spectacle,” he said, praising audiences that performers like Shakura S’Aida credited with feeding energy back to the stage. S’Aida later explained that while some audiences come to take, asking ‘what have you got to give me?, Roots and Blues Festivalgoers are very giving. “It starts from the minute you get here, the energy is here,” she said, with a gracious smile, noting the circuitous action of giving and receiving by both audience and performers makes for a magical experience. “If I am

invited back, I will be coming back.” And so will local artists, says Rampen, who is particularly pleased with the festival’s growing outreach programs. “Since Aug. 1, we have brought music to the Shuswap on such a broad geography,” he said, adding that he ex-

Hugo Rampen Artistic Director panded the opportunities for local artists to perform at the festival in order to showcase the talent making music on the local scene and beyond. “It was a pleasant surprise to be able to

put the Elk Tribe in place of Butterscotch, having heard them and knowing what they’re capable of.” Singer/beatboxer Butterscotch was unable to attend, having been forbidden to fly following a soccer game in which she suffered a concussion while diving for the ball. One of the festival features down through the years has been the notion that with five stages, if one stage doesn’t do it, there’s another one with a different vibe close by. But giving unfamiliar music a chance is one of the greatest opportunities the festival provides. “I’ve seen seniors digging beatboxers, etc,” says Rampen with a grin. “The moral is, if you’re a festival director and you want to play it safe all the time, you won’t grow the festival or the audience.”

Sights and sounds: Banners hung at the front of the main stage blow in a heavy wind that swept through Sunday afternoon; Sylvan Shackleton and Ben Skubiak take part in an impromptu drumming workshop. JameS murray/OBSERvER

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police evidence markers after a man was found seriously injured on Main Street in Sicamous. Troy Charlton later died.

Charges laid following death By lachlan labere OBSERVER STAFF

Sicamous RCMP continue to gather details relating to the death of a 49-year-old local man whose body was found last Wednesday, Sept. 14, lying on Main Street. Christina Laforge, 46, of Sicamous has since been arrested in relation to the Aug. 14 death of Troy Charlton. Laforge has been charged with criminal negligence causing death and impaired driving causing death. She is scheduled to appear in Salmon Arm Provincial Court in midSeptember. Initially, police suggested a vehicle may have been involved in the death. As of Monday, Aug. 20, Sicamous Sgt. Dave Dubnyk was reluctant to release further details, noting police are still gathering and sorting through statements in the investigation. Dubnyk said he may be able to release more details later this week.

Despite being at extreme risk for wildfires, the Salmon Arm Fire Zone is in pretty good shape. Local fire protection officer Larry Osachoff says that since Aug. 13, there have been nine new fires in the Salmon Arm zone, two of which were more of a concern – Paradise Point east of Herald Provincial Park and another one on Mt. English near Three Valley Gap. Paradise Point is in excellent shape, Osachoff said yesterday, noting the area has been patrolled for the last three days. “There’s no smoke. We’ve had a crew on every day and we’re confident there’s no fire so we’re pulling everything off,” he said, wanting the public to be well aware that the fire that grew to just under one hectare on steep and difficult ter-

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rain will be carefully patrolled from the air and by ground over the next several days. The Mt. English fire is in a Canoe Forest Products timber supply area. It grew to close to 18 hectares on steep terrain with deep timber. That fire was contained but not entirely out on Tuesday afternoon. “We’ve had our challenges there,” said Osachoff, noting two 20-person unit crews were fighting the fire with access only by ground because of rocks and trees coming down. “Safety is our number one priority and that one has tested us to the fullest degree.” A sleeper strike from an Aug. 9 storm came to life and was discovered Monday night about half way up Scotch Creek. “That was reported by the public through industry,” said Osachoff. “We found the fire late Monday but

due to heavy winds, we couldn’t go in.” A Rapattack crew was despatched early yesterday morning and was already in mop-up and patrol stage by mid afternoon. Osachoff says so far, this year’s fire season with one or two popping up daily has been mostly manageable, but he adds a note of caution that the potential for serious wildfires remains. “We had a week and a half of lightning and fires will burn for weeks,” he says of holdover lightning strikes that can pop up several weeks later with hot sunny days and high winds. “And we had some very good winds Sunday and Monday.” A campfire ban is still in effect and the the Salmon Arm Fire Zone has run regular patrols on land and water. For the most part, people have got the message, but those who have been found

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Burning backdrop: A bomber drops fire retardant on a forest fire burning east of Herald Park during the Routes and Blues performance. It is now contained. with campfires have been co-operative in putting them out, he says. Osachoff says that when the zone has had enough rain to greatly reduce the wildfire threat, the campfire ban will be lifted and

people will be able to enjoy whatever is left of the summer. In the meantime, the public is asked to report a wildfire or prohibited campfire call *5555 on their cell phones or toll-free 1-800-663-5555.


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Mayor pumped to tackle price disparity would include Sicamous and possibly other communities in the Columbia Shuswap Regional District. Cooper says Sicamous Mayor Darrell Trouton has already expressed interest in pursuing the issue and that she also plans on speaking with Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo,

been that way since. “I would like to talk to some of the CSRD directors, and see Shuswap politicians are buyif they want to come in on this ing in to a movement to pursue with us, so it’s not just Salmon regional parity at the gas pump. Arm/Sicamous, but this whole Salmon Arm Mayor Nancy region is looking at how gas Cooper says she will advocate prices are affecting our econon behalf of the local chamber omy and what can we do right and Shuswap businesses who now to get them down,” said believe high gas prices, Cooper, who would compared to those in ...I’m thinking in this remote also like to find a more neighbouring communisolution place here, they can actually long-term ties, are having a negative that will bring greater impact. have it seven cents cheaper stability for affected “I would certainly give than Salmon Arm. It doesn’t businesses. them all my support on make sense to me. “We actually have to this gas pricing issue,” have a long-term look says Cooper. “There’s at this and say, these a little place at Mara, are what the gas prices and it’s at 131.9 (per liNancy Cooper are, if they’re going tre), and Salmon Arm is to go up, how can we MAYOR OF SALMON ARM 138.9, and I’m thinking be notifi ed, instead of in this remote place here, all this random – one they can actually have it seven In Jan. 2012, Sicamous day it was over $1.40 and then cents cheaper than Salmon Arm. council, of which Kyllo was a down a bit again and then back It doesn’t make sense to me.” member, raised the issue of gas up. That is so random; it’s really The chamber is hoping to prices in that community typi- hard for business.” bring Salmon Arm prices in line cally being higher than those in with neighbouring communities Salmon Arm. A week later, the such as Enderby and Vernon. updates price of gas in Sicamous was on Cooper, however, envisions par with Salmon Arm, and has a more regional approach, that

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Firefighters hose down the inside of a camper van that caught fire at 1:45 p.m. Monday near Salmon Arm’s Dairy Queen. The driver noticed smoke, coming from underneath the dashboard, pulled over and the engine quickly burst into flames. The fire department responded with nine crew members and managed to extinguish the fire before a propane tank in the back of the van could be ignited. No one was hurt.

Paving projects get underway Be prepared for some delays in traffic in a few areas of the city this week as city crews will be paving in a few areas around town.

These include: Foothills Road SW between 20th Ave and 10th St, portions of Christison Road SW, and portions of Park Hill Road. City officials advise

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outlawed altercation Police arrested two men involved in a fight outside Outlaws Saloon at 2 a.m., on Friday, Aug. 16. The men were lodged in cells at the RCMP detachment until sober.

Suspicious occurrence At 2:30 a.m, that same morning, an 89-year-old resident on 10th Street was awakened to someone banging on the door, however, the suspect was gone upon police arrival.

Unintentional off-roading At 2 a.m., on Friday, Aug. 16, the Salmon Arm RCMP received a report of a motor vehicle collision on 10th Avenue SE. Investigation revealed that an intoxicated male from Edmonton had driven off the road near Shoemaker Hill. The driver was relieved of his driver’s licence and the vehicle was impounded.

Hot car Poor driving led to the discovery of a stolen vehicle on Saturday, Aug. 17. At 4 p.m., police initiated an impaired driving investigation involving a vehicle on the TransCanada Highway. The driver was arrested and, when police checked the registration, the vehicle was found to have been stolen from Kelowna. Criminal charges have been recommended against the driver.

Theft interrupted At 7:30 p.m., on Sunday, Aug. 18, a citizen noted a man exiting a business compound on 10th Ave SW. Upon investigation it appeared that nothing was stolen and the thief was interrupted in his activities.

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City News and Public Notices Message FroM Your Fire DepartMent

As of August 1st, 2013, 12:00 noon, the City of Salmon Arm has banned all open burning including; campfires, fireworks and tiki torches until further notice as per Bylaw No. 1538, Part 2.6(2).  Permitted fires are limited to natural gas or propane outdoor appliances used for cooking, warmth or light and such appliances must be equipped with spark arresters.   Permits for all fires are mandatory and can be purchased at City Hall or Fire Hall #3 (downtown). This open fire ban is in effect to protect public safety and to limit the risk of person-caused wildfires.

oFFiCe CLosure This office will be closed Monday, September 2, 2013, to observe Labour Day. City Hall will reopen Tuesday, September 3, 2013.

Message FroM Your Fire DepartMent

Tragically, people lose their lives every year because they do not have smoke alarms, or, they have tampered with them by removing the batteries or taking them down from the ceiling. Don’t let this happen to you! If you don’t have a WORKING SMOKE ALARM, the Salmon Arm Fire Department will supply and install one for you, FREE OF CHARGE! For more information please call the Salmon Arm Fire Department at 250-803-4060

All contributions towards this fully-equipped ambulance are greatly appreciated. In addition, premier sponsors will receive recognition on the ambulance. You can make donations at the Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union - Account #: 600886127 (Mark for fundraiser). For more information, contact: Jan Hedmark 778-558-6342 Mitch Yurchak 403-850-9123

Paramedics attend to one of several people injured in a motor vehicle accident involving two cars and a semi-trailer Thursday at the intersection of Shuswap Street and the Trans-Canada Highway. None of the injuries were life-threatening.

CongratuLations Congratulations to the Salmon Arm Folk Music Society, Hugo Rampen, their wonderful staff and hundreds of enthusiastic hard-working volunteers for the “best ever” Roots and Blues Festival.

CitY oF saLMon arM request For proposaLs CoLour DigitaL Copier/ sCanner The City of Salmon Arm is accepting proposals for one (1) Colour Digital Copier/ Scanner. Request for Proposal (RFP) documents may be obtained from the City of Salmon Arm by e-mail in pdf format by contacting Gregg Patterson, Information Services Department at The closing date and time for receipt of the sealed Proposals is September 6, 2013, at 4:00 p.m. and must be submitted to Gregg Patterson, Information Services Department, at the address noted below. Proposals received after the closing time will be returned unopened. City of Salmon Arm 500 – 2 Avenue NE Box 40 Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N2 Telephone: (250) 803-4008 Fax: (250) 803-4041

street LigHting – resiDentiaL areas In accordance with the City of Salmon Arm Street Lighting Policy, requests for additional street lighting can be considered for reasons of public safety, in particular, the safety of elementary school children en route to and from school. Each year, municipal staff evaluates applications received from citizens and prepares a priority list for review by Council. If you are aware of areas where street lighting is lacking, please submit details to the attention of the undersigned, prior to Friday, September 20, 2013. Robert Niewenhuizen, Director of Engineering and Public Works Box 40, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N2, Phone: 250-803-4000 Fax: 250-803-4041

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for what it’S worth

Tracy Hughes

Party without attitude One of the best things about the Roots and Blues Festival is that people check their attitudes at the gate. We’ve all been to those parties where the guests seem pretentious or snobby, where you can feel yourself just waiting to make a faux-pas or realizing that you’ve made the wrong wardrobe choice and don’t really fit in. But never at Roots and Blues – it’s the party without attitude, a place where acceptance and enthusiasm set the tone. (And trust me, there’s no dress code here... anything goes. Well, except for the woman who was found drunk near the festival grounds and without any clothing on the lower half of her anatomy. But if you are not nude, you’re in.) There’s the old saying that you can’t be all things to all people, but the Roots and Blues Festival comes about as close as it can get. Set against the stunning backdrop of Mt. Ida, the festival embraces all, from infant to senior and somehow manages to deliver positive experiences all around. A couple of hand-written message posted on the festival’s contact board summed it up: “I found the sun and lost the stress.” and “Out here, I am nobody and everybody. I have never felt so free.” Musician Jacky Essombe, who spoke about the culture of her native Cameroon, talked about how music and dance is an essential element in bringing people together. “If you share songs, you dance together, you share an experience and that connects people. You become a family.” It is so true. We usually set up “camp” and suddenly the people around you become friends. You swap stories about your favourites, you take a look at what they are eating before making your own decisions, you watch out for their stuff. The vibe is celebratory as people dance, sing, sway and clap to the ever-changing beats. There’s simply no stereotypical Roots and Blues-goer. There’s no category it neatly fits into, except that it becomes, in essence, defined by its very diversity. The range of music certainly bears that out, as local Shuswap performers mingle with Jamaican Ky-Mani Marley, Felix Zenger from Finland and Selah Sue from Belgium. This range also stretches across this nation with Skratch Bastid from Nova Scotia, City and Colour from Ontario, the Crooked Brothers from Manitoba and Oh! Ogopogo!, whose name references our own Interior B.C. connection. The guests too, come from far and wide. I met Australians, Germans and Americans this weekend, and many timed their Shuswap vacations to coincide with the festival. This spirit of the festival infects the performers as well, The Bright Lights Social Hour commented on how this event is something unique, a vibe they haven’t experienced in their home base of Texas and in their other gigs. It’s an important reminder of just what a special, precious thing has been created here over the past 21 years the festival has been showcasing music in Salmon Arm.

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Star power lighting up region Almost every conversation in the region seems to include, “Have you seen George yet?” The reference is to super star George Clooney and his starring role in Tomorrowland, which is being filmed partially in Enderby, Grindrod and Armstrong. Obviously there is interest in Clooney, and costar Hugh Laurie too, because while movies have been shot here before, there has been nothing to this magnitude. “It’s the biggest thing I have ever seen,” said Jon Summerland, Okanagan film commissioner, of the Walt Disney Pictures’ movie, which has a budget of about $250 million. And the economic ramifications could be significant as there is a crew of about 300 people.

They are staying in hotels, eating at restaurants, buying supplies and visiting our shops. It’s also hoped Disney’s confidence in the region will lead other Hollywood productions to pack their bags for the Okanagan Valley. It’s important to note that landing the Disney project didn’t happen overnight and it’s a result of hard work from Summerland and the Okanagan Film Commission, including chairperson John Trainor of Armstrong. Let’s relish in the exposure our region is currently garnering and prospective benefits that could ensue. And if you do happen to see George Clooney, give him a big smile and show him the hospitality the North Okanagan-Shuswap is known for.

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The Observer asked: What’s your favorite thing about the Roots and Blues Festival?

Darice Keating “The eclectic blend of all the people and their laidback attitude.”

Ellie Young “It’s always been the people and the unknown artists.”

Karin Hoover “I just like being able to hear all the different kinds of music in an outdoor venue.”


Tom Fletcher

Pressure on for skills training VICTORIA – Advanced Education Minister Amrik Virk has offered some advice for students heading for post-secondary education this fall. In a commentary sent to B.C. newspapers, Virk reminded students that his task “is to ensure post-secondary students obtain the experience and qualifications needed to put a paycheque in their back pocket.” B.C. is forecast to have one million jobs to fill by 2020, through a combination of retirements and economic growth. More than 40 per cent of them will require trades and technical training, and for students, likely a move north. “My advice to students is to look at where the jobs are based and tailor their education and training to match,” Virk wrote. “Our population is concentrated in the Lower Mainland and southern Vancouver Island, but as a resource-based economy, many directly and indirectly related jobs are located elsewhere.” That’s not the only blunt message for students deciding on a career. While defending his ministry’s spending plans in the recent legislature session, Virk described some of the problems that are entrenched. Parents, particularly in immigrant communities, push their children towards medicine, law, dentistry or engineering, he noted. Students themselves gravitate toward areas that are familiar to them, such as teaching. B.C. universities graduated 2,000 new teachers last year. Another 850 arrived from out of province and were licensed to teach in B.C. During the same year, the B.C. school system hired 800 teachers. And many of those jobs were outside metropolitan areas. It’s been hammered into us by the B.C. government’s endless “jobs plan” advertising, and a similar campaign by Ottawa, that more students need to focus on trades and resource industries. Virk acknowledges that his budget contains another $1 million for advertising, the same as last year, much of it to reinforce the need to fill skilled jobs. But he

danced around the question of whether there will be spaces in technical programs. NDP critics say the waiting list for these kinds of programs at Kwantlen University and B.C. Institute of Technology are running between a year and three years. And they have frequently noted that advanced education spending is budgeted to decline by $42 million over the next three years. Virk said post-secondary institutions working with industry have produced 456 additional seats in high-demand programs for this year. It’s a start. In July, Premier Christy Clark joined the chorus of premiers protesting Ottawa’s plan to claw back $300 million in federal training money to provinces, for its new employerdriven Canada Jobs Grant. Clark and New Brunswick Premier David Alward were assigned to find an alternative to this drastic shift and report back in the fall. As usual, the NDP spent lots of time grilling Virk about student debt and the alleged need to reduce it. Ministry statistics show that about 30 per cent of students take out loans from the federal-provincial program, and the average is $20,000. One of the latest changes is a program of grants that go toward student debt as a reward for those who complete their chosen program. With 23,000 students collecting $41 million in grants, it might be working. For all the fuss about student debt, students pay only about a third of costs. The rest is on taxpayers, whether it produces any useful education or not. Virk is under instructions to review the student loan program “to find further improvements to meet students’ needs.” Given the magnitude of the gap between what skills our education system produces and what the economy needs, a larger shift in priorities is needed. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews. com

Linda Erlam “All the volunteers and the whole community-spirit thing.”

Noah Treacher “As a performer, I’d have to say how well we’ve been treated here.”

Change hurts the disabled The people in B.C. have a problem. Myself, as well as a lot of other people, are on Level Two Disability through Social Assistance. Some of us have light duty, part-time jobs. Until last summer our income tax refunds were considered an income and deducted off our welfare cheques. That was changed and we can now keep our income tax refund money. Now here is the problem.

Last month, everyone on social assistance 60 to 65 years old was sent a consent to deduct form, and ordered to fill it out and send it to Human Resources. We then have to apply for early retirement Canada Pension, and that CPP will be deducted from our welfare cheques. If we don’t do this, we will no longer get our cheques from Human Resources. Level 2 people are allowed to earn $800 above their

welfare income. I earn about $600. With my CPP I would get $210 per month, about $10 over the limit. I, and every working person in B.C., paid our CPP and now basically it’s being stolen from us. Shame on our government to pick on the frail and older people of our province to take away what we have paid into all our lives. Shame on you. Luella Kuro

Politicians show no remorse One definition of unrepentant is the following: not penitent, not contrite. In other words, not remorseful. Pamela Wallin and Mike Duffy have more in common than blaming the system for their fraudulent acts. They built their careers in journalism and broadcasting by holding the feet of dodgy politicians to the fire of public outrage. Now their shoes are on the other feet, so to

speak, and they have unwittingly transformed into comedic shysters. Their verbal wiggling and slithering is strangely humorous in a dark and disappointing sort of way. Some say we are living in the Age of Aquarius. Maybe the planets will align themselves in some quirky fashion that will cause Senators Wallin and Duffy to become members of another federally-funded

institution, the one often referred to as the pen. What will these two over-achievers do with all their spare time? Perhaps they will coauthor a book about their heady devil-may-care years of living large as members of the Red Chamber. An apt title for such a book would be, ‘One Hundred and Five Shades of Blush.’ Lloyd Atkins

Personal responsibility necessary Re: E. J. Chatelain letter in the Aug. 14 Salmon Arm Observer. My apologies to the writer. I do not profess to have your expertise in regard to addiction programs. However, in my letter of July 31, nowhere did I state that all

programs should be abolished. Nor do I class these people as dirt – a hasty assumption on your part. The one crucial word I failed to include is in the following statement: The healing programs both at the family level and community-wise, will

ultimately fail unless the central figure has the intestinal fortitude to do the major battle. To reverse an age-old analogy, “one may lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink.” Alli M. Graham

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013 Salmon Arm Observer

Collective offers caring birth support


Coming together: Doulas join forces to benefit Shuswap clients.


By Tracy Hughes

Website ranks restaurants, the world’s largest travel website has Shuswap Chefs ranked number one out of the 46 restaurants listed for Salmon Arm, while Hedi’s Wine Bistro at number two, received a 5-star rating. Both restaurants earned the certificate of excellence, which places the restaurant in the top 10 per cent of all ranked businesses worldwide. The top 10 for Salmon Arm rounds out as follows: AnDiamo at number three, Table 24 ranked number four, Blue Canoe at number five, Shuswap Pie Company at number six, The Barley Station Brew Pub at number seven, Pink Cherry at number eight, Sushi Kotan at number nine and Cantina Vallarta at number 10.

HealthQuest on the move HealthQuest Natural Health will be moving to a new location on Shuswap Street beginning Sept. 3. The health and wellness product store, known for its specialty joint complete formula, will remain open from their current location at 117 Hudson Ave., until their move to 191 Shuswap St. between the Observer and the Service Canada location. Owners Hank and Marilla Berkenpas are excited about the new location, which has improved parking, and will continue to feature their handmade gifts created from local and exotic wood, as well as other products in their gift gallery.

Fall sign up opportunity The Mall at Piccadilly invites local community groups and businesses requiring registrations for their fall programs to take part in Fall Sign-up Week Sept. 9 to 14. Exhibitors are offered a free display table in the mall to sign people up for various fall and winter activities. To book space, call 250-832-0441.


One of the most-life changing experiences in life is birth. Doulas assist a woman before, during, or after childbirth, as well as her partner and/or family, by providing information, physical assistance, and emotional support during the process. The provision of continuous support during labour by doulas is associated with improved maternal and fetal health and a variety of other benefits. To that end, Salmon Arm now has its first group of doulas working together to create supportive, satisfying birth experiences for their clients. The Red Raspberry Doula Collective, named for the connection to the long-standing uterine tonic that has been used in pregnancy for thousands of years, is made up of Holly Malashewsky, a certified practising doula for 10 years and a breastfeeding counsellor for six years, Kyla Turner, who completed a traditional birth attendant course in 2012, and Selina Metcalfe. Both Turner and Metcalfe will be taking their

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DONA-approved doula training in October. “I am excited to assist women and their families to have a positive, empowering pregnancy and birth experiences,” says Turner. This is echoed by Metcalfe, who says her own experience with birth drew her to learn more. “As my children grow and I observe friends going through the amazing experience of bringing forth life, I know that I want to be there to assist anyone who desires the additional support that a doula can offer.” The collective offers a number of advantages, with the primary one being back-up for all their clients, which means if the primary doula is not available,


Happy birthday: Aaron and Stephanie Cannon, assisted by doula Kyla Turner and midwife Joanna Nemrava, get their first glimpse of their baby son, Oakley, during a water birth. another will be there to attend. As well, the doulas have other specific areas of interest including henna body art, birth photography, placenta encapsulation

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They are the lifeblood of the festival. Without volunteers, there would be no Roots and Blues, and each year hundreds make the commitment to 16 hours of work to ensure the city’s largest celebration and cultural economic driver runs as smoothly as possible. There are 35 volunteer committees with duties that range from ticket sellers to stage crews, from security to first aid, from providing information and transportation and smiles to the thousands of guests. Organizers of the festival say the contribution of the 900-plus helpers can not be overstated. “Many return year after year and we are grateful to every one of them,” say volunteer co-ordinators Shannon Blakely and Dominique de Koster. Annie Williams has been a volunteer for more years than she can even remember. “I started in 1998, or maybe 1999,” she says from her post at the information booth. “I guess, that’s why I’m here now. I’ve learned a lot over the years.” The most common requests at the booth are to direct people to the various activities, as well as help people with lost and found items. They get a lot of cell phones, sunglasses and chairs turned in on behalf of forgetful patrons

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Helping out: Festivalgoer Risa Eyers picks up her reserved tickets from volunteers George Johnston, Patty Johnson and Stella Longstaff at the ticket office. — this year’s weirdest item was an obviously well-loved baby doll. Williams says they have a binder on hand to help them answer just about any question, but some still elude them. “The strangest thing I’ve ever been asked was where is the nudie beach. I didn’t have the answer, but I reminded them it’s not here onsite,” she says with a laugh. What many might not realize is that similar to the festival’s fan base, volunteer opportunities also draw people from outside the community. Anna Jakubowych came from Calgary to volunteer at the kids tent for the first time. “I just love festivals, so this is a fun way to do it. Plus you meet a bunch of new people right away when you are helping out.” As she painted tons of kitty-cats, butterflies

and spiderman faces on eager children, she praised the organizers for their volunteer perks. “I might not be able to do this any other way, but I can give some time with the kids, which I love and then I get to take in all the rest of the festival for free. It’s the best deal around.” Ruth Jantz was in the unique position of volunteering to help the volunteers, as she supervised the volunteer tent, where those offering their services got their meal tickets. She came up from Vernon to assist for her third year, after being lured by some of her friends in Canoe. “It’s such a fun place, everyone’s happy, the music’s fantastic. It’s just the most awesome festival. To be a part of it makes it even better.” While they rely on volunteer help, there have been some adjust-

ments to make sure people follow through on their commitments. Volunteers used to receive a weekend pass, but now must get their next-day pass after putting in their shift. And there are some positions more coveted than others. An informal poll of the best jobs at the festival amounted to “anything that gets you backstage.” Some of the worst jobs included working in the so-called wasp city, where thousands of recycled beverage containers were collected and attracted hordes of stinging insects and working in the volunteer parking lots, simply because you are far away from the action of the site itself. But for the most part, Williams’ attitude echoed that of the majority of festival helpers. “There’s no bad job if it gets me in here.”

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Roots & Blues 2013

Festival caters to the youngest music-lovers Kids zone: Sun, sand, music and bouncing appeal to many families.

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One of the hallmarks of the Roots and Blues Festival is the appeal across the ages. To that end, there has always been a family area, and this year’s Hub International Barton Family Fun Zone Stage, ensured that the youngest set at the fest had plenty to cater to their desires. The perennially popular bouncy inflatable house and obstacle course let the kids hop off their energy, while the climbing wall drew the adventurous for a scramble up to the highest vantage point on the festival. The best value for the Roots and Blues festival organizers has got to be the shady sand pit. For one truck-load of sand, plus a shade tent and a few toys, kids spend hours amusing themselves. The craft tent was busy with budding artists, painting, stamping, sewing and crafting their own masterpieces, backed up by a slew of creative volunteers. This year’s family festival stage lacked some of the big names of the kids scene in past years. There was no Fred Penner or Sharon and Bram to draw crowds over to the kids stage as in years past. But that didn’t mean there weren’t kids, moms, dads and grandparents getting some groove on. Jacky Essombe appealed to her audience to get involved for her interactive song and dance set. Known for playing the adult and dance stages in the past, Essombe says in her home country of Cameroon there is not really such a thing as kids music. “Music is something to be shared by everyone. It is a way to share our culture and create experiences of togetherness,” she said, “It is a way to express joy and children are simply so natural at expressing that joy. That is what I love about the children.” She noted how her songs impart important values in a way that is fun and not authoritative. “We will sing about picking

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Roots & Blues 2013

Interns plan the Routes Preparation: Students from the Netherlands forge bonds by arranging outreach events.

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The intimate performances of Routes and Blues were centred around the quaint cultures of Shuswap communities. Each visit on the route highlighted the history and characteristics of the place, so it might come as a surprise that the ladies who organized Routes and Blues only first set foot in the Shuswap seven months ago. “I think we know these communities better than lots of the local people now,” Nina Reichle laughed. Studying international leisure management at the University of Applied Sciences in Breda, Netherlands, Reichle and Fen van der Kruit ventured to Canada in January for an internship with Routes and Blues. As lovers of music, even minoring in creative industry, they saw the opportunity as an ideal international experience for an internship. They’re the only two students in their program that are doing their internship in Canada. “You want to go out in the world and experience a new way of living,” van der Kruit said, adding that world travel was one reason for choosing to study international leisure. This was van der Kruit’s second time visiting Canada and Reichle’s first. Both agreed that the most attractive things about the country are the scenery and the people, whom they described as welcoming and good-hearted. Reichle said she was surprised by the American influence in Canada and also struggled with the concept of First Nations reserves.

“It was difficult for me to see,” she said. “But you do have a good country over here.” Upon arrival they had their work cut out for them. Routes and Blues aims to “facilitate experiences with various cultural elements, interactions with nature and the promotion of local economic prosperity throughout the Shuswap.” They now laugh about how knowledgeable they’ve become about the communities and Canadian performers. Hugo Rampen was the mastermind behind artist recruitment but Reichle and van der Kruit worked closely with community members to organize venues, promote the events and make sure each show went off without a hitch. Following in the footsteps of previous interns, they booked venues that have hosted Routes and Blues concerts before, such as Malakwa and Seymour Arm. New this year, however, were Notch Hill and Falkland. “Notch Hill was the best example of our outreach program because most people don’t go there,” said van der Kruit. Notch Hill is also home to the oldest hall within the Shuswap and both Reichle and van der Kruit enjoyed learning a bit of history, despite being in a generally young area like the Shuswap. Routes and Blues is a non-profit program so they also had the opportunity to help out the communities they got to know so well. Notch Hill used the money to fix up their kitchen and Seymour Arm is raising money for an ambulance. “We were so glad to

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Cross-cultural: Dutch students Fen van der Kruit and Nina Reichle came to Canada in January to assist with the organization of the Routes and Blues Outreach events. get to help them and getting people into these communities,” said van der Kruit. Shuswap Trail Alliance designed and led the hikes, but Reichle and van der Kruit decided to change it up this year and have them in the morning. They think it hurt attendance in the end but saw it as a learning experience and one to note for future interns. Communicating with the artists was definitely another learning experience, they said. Patience was key but they described them all as friendly and easy to work with. They said Shred Kelly really enjoyed the community meal in Malakwa and Five Alarm Funk liked the community concept. “We learned that being an artist is not always fun,” said van der Kruit. “It seems really awesome, but it’s their job and it’s not always easy.” Reichle flew back to the Netherlands on Monday and van der Kruit is here touring the country for another month. Both look forward to returning to Europe and carrying their knowledge of festival work to new projects.


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Salmon Arm was up and dancing at Roots and Blues, but for those who wanted a bit more technique, the Roots ‘N’ Rhythms Dance stage didn’t disappoint. From Bollywood to the jive there was a variety of styles and instructors to help anyone who wanted to try. Despite the fact that it was isolated in a corner, attendance held steady. The record number is 95 people at once, but rarely was there less than 20. The stage attracted all ages, from kids to seniors. Jacqueline Kral came up with the idea five years ago as a way to get people to relax and feel comfortable. “I remember bumping into Hugo (Rampen) one day on the street and I said I’d just love to get all of Salmon Arm up and dancing…,” she said, “That idea grew to creating a dance stage at the festival so that people would have that opportunity to try something new and exciting.” The goal is for everyone to come out of a lesson having learned two or three steps without being overly challenged. It’s also a way to introduce a wide vari-

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ety of cultural dances to people who otherwise might never try it. This year Kral worked half an hour performance showcases into the schedule. Instructors dressed up and performed so onlookers could get a taste of what the dances looked like and decide which one they might try. This was the also first year Bollywood and hoop dancing was offered. Samantha Sambrielaz and Jamie Cuberos from Latinesque in Kelowna taught the salsa, bachata, jive and la rueda de casino. Sambrielaz said the bachata on Saturday was most popular. “It was really a lot of fun,” she said. “I think most of them are here for the music and the dance is just a bonus. It’s a way to interact with the music.” A total of 18 instructors and performers participated. “It’s not about doing it right or making a mistake, it’s just having fun and having that experience,” she said. Yoga was held twice a day, first thing in the morning and again at 5 p.m. for the last session. Instructor Reanna Costa from Sorrento’s Breathe


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That’s a fan following By James Murray OBSERVER STAFF

There ain’t no mountain high enough, no there ain’t no distance far enough to keep Ben Waters fans from attending one of his concerts. A group of 28 people flew all the way over from England to listen to their idol play his lively boogie-woogie style of piano at the 21st Annual Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival. “We just love his music” say Val and Tony Grant, who were among the group from England. “We live just down the road from Ben, so we also get to hear him when he drops in at the local to play a bit of piano. He’s just such a great musician. We love him.”

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Salmon Arm Observer Wednesday, August 21, 2013

On the fringe of the festival




Thirteen local merchants gave notice to Observer readers that “ At the last meeting off the Retail Merchants of Salmon Arm it was decided unanimously to adopt the credit system in vogue in all the progressive towns and cities of the dominion. Further notice was given that 35 days credit would be given to approved accounts, but without exception the account must be paid by the 15th of the next month or it was back to cash.


Considerable excitement was caused when a fire broke out in Shirley’s Barber Shop. The hot air machine, used for drying hair was hooked up and started to operate when the power plant started up. Mr. Lacey was passing by and gave the alarm. A number of people came by train to visit the fair were impressed by the improvement made in the city by pavement.


An application for the purchase of tax sale property was turned down by district council. The intended purchaser offered $150 for the land. Eight hundred people turned out to hear R.W. Bruhn, MLA, an independent candidate, open his election campaign. Only about half that number was able to squeeze into the theatre where the meeting was held.


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As the president of the Girls’ Hospital Aid, Miss Dorothy Ruth had joined the Armed Forces, Mrs. Don Campbell, first vie-president, was appointed president for the remainder of the financial year. The barns, chicken house and sauna of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hill of Gleneden, burned to the ground despite the efforts of neighbours. The smoke could be seen for many hours and some thought a bush fire had broken out. Word was received of the safe arrival from overseas of Pat Shirley and Hubert Smith. Both were in the RCASC.

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Being a part of Roots and Blues doesn’t require one to be on the festival grounds. This was Lee Brown’s sixth year at the event, though he spends more time outside of the festival grounds than in. Brown, of Nelson, is the owner/operator of Beneath the Bodhi Tree, which specializes in imported clothing – something specifically prohibited in the Roots and Blues application form for artisan market vendors. “They don’t let people who sell imported goods into Salmon Arm Roots and Blues – well, they do, but you have to lie,” says Brown with a smile. “So, we said, OK, if you won’t sell it in there, fine, we’re not going to lie. We’ll find a place out here.” Brown sets up each year on the corner of Fifth and Fifth, on Centenoka Park Mall property across from the event’s main entrance. To do so, he acquires a business licence from the City of Salmon Arm, in addition to having a positive relationship with the mall. “Since we set up here, all these guys have come along. So it’s been good,” says Brown, pointing to the vendors neighbouring his booth. Asked how business has been on the fringe, Brown says it’s on the decline, which he feels mirrors the festival itself. “About three years ago I noticed it, less people coming to it, less eclectics,” says Brown. “When I first arrived at this thing, it was unbelievable, this town was bumping. They used


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to have the music downtown, it used be revved up, you felt there was an energy here. And now people just show up and watch the music.” That said, Brown calls the musical acts fantastic and sees potential for growth in the vendors’ market. One of Brown’s new neighbours this year was FunHog Adventures selling a product one might not associate with the name: ice cream. “Because we like having fun,” says Jacob Doyle. “And we like ice cream,” adds wife Emily Doyle. FunHog is the Doyle’s new home-based business in Salmon Arm. The ice cream wagon, one of two, is a part of it. LACHLAN LABERE/OBSERVER Jacob explained the icecream wagon was supposed Outside opportunities: Lee Brown of Beneath the to have been at another event Bodhi Tree is a regular vendor outside the festival. last weekend, but it was cancelled so they wound up set- Ashante Krizay, Kenzie Carroll, Colby and Jordyn Yost ting up for Roots and Blues and Oliver Corley help festivalgoers stay hydrated. (with business licence and permission from the mall). The youngest entrepreneurs Taco Stand. She said this was Jacob said he would like to outside of Roots and Blues her ninth, and that by and have been on the Roots and were undoubtedly Ashante large, being just outside of Blues grounds, but they al- Krizay, Kenzie Carroll, Colby Roots and Blues in Blackburn ready had ice cream vendors and Jordyn Yost and Oliver Park has been beneficial. booked. Corley, who had a little lem“I depend on this. This is “We asked earlier in the onade and iced tea stand on the icing on the cake,” says year,” said Jacob, with Emily Fifth Avenue outside the vol- Guthrie, noting she has cusadding they conveniently live unteer entrance. This is the tomers who customarily visit right down the street. kids’ third year with the stand the taco stand as part of their Though they’ve both at- and Corley, said last year they annual Roots and Blues visit. tended Roots and Blues in the pulled in more than $1,000. Fans of the taco stand past, the Doyles said this was So the kids were stoked to be may have to eat elsewhere their first year as a vendor. doing it again. And what do next year though, as Guth“Roots and Blues is excel- they do with the money? They rie has the business up for lent, every year is excellent,” go to the festival to buy stuff sale. She says age and issues said Jacob. and watch the bands. over accessing the stand have “We know so many people Undoubtedly, the vendor prompted the decision, and (at the event),” adds Emily. who has been the longest on she’ll miss being part of the “It’s nice to be in a festival in the fringe of Roots and Blues Roots and Blues experience our hometown.” is Rosa Guthrie of Rosa’s outside of Roots and Blues.

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Scenes from the stages: (Clockwise from top left) City and Colour frontman Dallas Green performs on stage at the 21st Annual Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival held over the weekend at the fairgrounds; The Balconies lead singer Jacquie Neville belts out a rock a song at the Boogie N’ Bar stage; Fatoumata Diawara keeps her audience spellbound on the main stage; Selah Sue drew large crowds to both her performances; Sherman Doucette and English boogie-woogie piano player Ben Waters reprise a Roots and Blues collaboration; Ange McDonald takes part in a workshop at the dance tent and Canadian music icon Daniel Lanois plays for a captivated audience Sunday evening.

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Derby a perennial smash hit for Bell

Ready to rumble : The annual Salmon Arm Demolition Derby runs Sunday, Aug. 25. By Martha Wickett OBSERVER STAFF

“Now, go and wreck something and don’t come back till five… And if you don’t completely wreck it, I’m not going to be very happy with you.” Terry Bell smiles broadly as he quips in his best ‘parental’ voice, pointing out what a novelty it is to participate in something where wrecking is the goal. “Three-hundred-and-sixty-four days of the year, it’s fixing. It is nice, once in a while, to do the opposite.” So nice, in fact, that for one day a year for the past 27 years, Bell has participated in a demolition derby. The first five years were in Armstrong, the next 22 in Salmon Arm. His business partner at Napa Auto Parts 22 years ago was Wes Henry, the catalyst in getting the Salmon Arm Demolition Derby started. Participating was a no-brainer for Bell. His love for the event started as a child. “We used to go down and visit my uncle in Vancouver and the PNE was one of our treats. I used to run straight to the grandstand and watch the demolition derby. I said someday I will – and I did.” Another bonus of the event is the mechanical challenge. “Keeping the cars going takes quite a bit of mechanical guessing,” he says, noting there’s lots of creativity used in the quick fixes that occur in the pits. One of the most amazing repairs he witnessed was when a crew came along with a forklift, put a car on its side, installed a new transmission and had it off and racing in 20 minutes. Bell also loves the fact the demolition derby is all for a good cause; it benefits the Salmon Arm Rescue Unit.

“It is a great cause – all the money stays in Salmon Arm,” he says, crediting people like Wes and Bobby Henry, Jason Schubert and all the other volunteers who give their time to get it organized. Then there is a bit of a satisfaction factor for a driver – responding in a vehicle the way you might fantasize about, but never would in real life. Those times when another driver might bump into your car, or do something that makes you wonder what they were thinking, he explains. “Not that I have road rage,” Bell grins. “Just things that make me smile.” Bell has perfected the art of crashing and bashing, having now won the Salmon Arm derby eight or nine times. He has his own formula, one that credits luck. “It’s 25 per cent car preparation, 25 per cent driving and 50 per cent luck. You need a combination of those and you will smile on the day… If you don’t have luck, it ain’t going to be your day.” Bell has always used a Chrysler or a Dodge, because he could access spare parts. All year he keeps his eyes open for a car – sometimes he’ll find two or three at a time and store them. It takes him about 40 hours to get a car ready. Eight hours for stripping it – as per the rules, all the chrome, the interior, everything has to come out. Then he puts in the motor, transmission and rear end. Next is welding, putting in the cement and the safety features, such as bars, required. Finally, the paint. How does he decide on the look? “It’s usually an inspirational moment,” he says, looking serious. “You look at the shelf and see what’s left – and there’s your inspiration.” When derby day comes, there is one

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History-maker: Terry Bell in his trademark .08 car, in which he won the 2012 derby with Joe Muir. (Left) Bell takes in some of the other action.

much-dreaded outcome, Bell says. “The worst thing? Coming home with a half-smashed car is a failure. Total failure. That’s a bummer day. Any other day you can smile, it doesn’t matter what happened.” And the best kind of day? “You want to make it right up to the gate in the last heat and blow up – or cease to function. That’s a perfectly planned car.” That’s what happened in his last win

(viewable on YouTube under Salmon Arm Demolition Derby 2012 final), which, he says, will be his last race, at least for a while. Semi-retired, he calls himself. “When I won the derby, when I won the whole thing, I said to Joe (Muir, his co-pilot), ‘This might be a good time for me to leave on a high.’ I thought about it – maybe it’s a good time to take a few years off.” His co-pilot will be driving his own car this year, and Bell is helping him prepare – he would like to see more young drivers take up the sport. So, come next weekend, his first time ever, Terry Bell won’t be at the Salmon Arm Demolition Derby driving his trademark ‘.08’. Instead, he will be at a wedding. He can’t, however, quite see his involvement being over for ever. There’s always next year. “If nothing else, maybe I’ll just jump in the pit and fix cars for kids.”


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’Backs open pre-season The Salmon Arm SilverBacks thirteenth BCHL training camp ran for four days in advance of a five-game pre-season schedule beginning Thursday, Aug. 22. On Wednesday, Aug. 21 from 2:30 to 4:45 p.m., it’s the Black & White Game. The 2013 SilverBacks exhibition schedule is as follows: • Thursday, Aug. 22: Salmon Arm at Merritt, 7 p.m. start; • Friday, Aug. 23: Vernon at Salmon Arm, 7 p.m. start at the Shaw Centre; • Saturday, Aug. 24: Salmon Arm at Vernon, 7 p.m. start; • Friday, Aug. 30: Penticton at Salmon Arm, 7 p.m. start at the Shaw Centre; • Saturday, Aug. 31: Salmon Arm at Penticton, 6 p.m. start.

teams in the swing The Aug. 13 Salmon Arm Golf Club’s Senior Men’s League play day was a “Four-Man Team – Irish Four Ball” format. The winners were: Larry Wallace, Bernie Petty, Doug Adams and Brian Maurer. A close second (losing by retrogression) was: Ray Allman, Spencer Ross, Dave Tough and Dave Edgell.

Fall soccer options Online registration is open for the Shuswap Youth Soccer Association’s popular outdoor Street Soccer program. This games-only program will be held on Tuesdays after school at Safeway fields for six weeks beginning Sept. 10. All girls and boys born from 1996-2006 are encouraged to attend. The registration fee is $20. Visit the website at Registration for the Shuswap Women’s Recreational Soccer September mini-season is also open online at Games will be Sept. 5, 12, 19 and 26. There will be four teams with a maximum of 15 players. Questions? Email

Get set for superwalk The Shuswap Parkinsons Disease Support Group will be holding its Annual Superwalk for Parkinson’s Disease on Sept. 14 at McGuire Lake Park in Salmon Arm. Registration takes place at 9:30 a.m. For information, contact Doreen Wilson at 250-836-2509 or email, or Don Vancise at 250-838-0794 or Have a sports event? Write to us at:

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Salmon Arm Cubs player John Burns moves the puck up ice during a game against the Vernon Canadians played Tuesday in the 12th Annual Salmon Arm Cavaliers Senior Oldtimers Tournament held Aug. 13 to 15 at the Shaw Centre.

Franson captains Red to win More than 500 fans took in the annual Salmon Arm Hockey School Pro-Am game Aug. 13 at Shaw Centre. Sicamous’ Cody Franson and Team Red outgunned Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Smyth and Team Blue 10-7. Franson and Smyth were among a handful of NHL players who took part. Others were Chuck Kobasew, and Smyth’s Oilers teammates Andrew Ference and Jerred Smithson. Salmon Arm’s Shane Hanna, and fellow SilverBacks alumnus Mike Puddifant also scored for Red, while Vernon Vipers forward Logan Mick led all scorers with four goals. Several current SilverBacks including Alex Gillies, Jeff Kennedy, Blake Box, Bryden Marsh, Alex Jewell and goaltender Adam Clark, took part in advance of the team’s training camp, which began Sunday. Proceeds from the game went towards boosting the hockey school’s scholarship fund.

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pro-am game: A number of NHL players, including Cody Franson, centre, along with members of the WHL and BCHL took to the ice for the annual Pro-Am hockey game held Tuesday evening at the Shaw Centre.

minor hockey news Salmon Arm Minor Hockey Association reminds all parents to register their children as soon as possible. Forms are available on the SAMHA website and can be mailed or dropped off at the minor hockey office at Shaw Centre. Teams for 2013-14 will be configured

at the end of August based on enrolment. Rep tryouts for Atom Dev, Pee Wee, Bantam, Midget and Midget Female will start on the week of Sept. 3. All registered players trying out for the bantam rep team will have a refresher bodychecking clinic on Aug. 29 and 30. Recreation teams will hit

the ice in late September. All present or new referees who wish to certify for the coming year will have that opportunity on Sept. 15. All attendees must be registered through B.C. Hockey prior to attending this clinic. Further information can be obtained by calling Ron Stanton, referee-in-chief, at 250-8323200.

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Fast forward: Brayden Gilliam of the Salmon Arm Sockeyes competes in the Division Six boys 100-metre butterfly preliminaries Saturday in Coquitlam. He placed first, and third in his butterfly stroke events.



Sockeyes haul home medals The Salmon Arm Sockeyes swim club had a very exciting weekend at the B.C. Summer Swimming Association Provincial Championships held in Coquitlam Aug. 16 to 18. There were many outstanding swims by the 27 swimmers who participated in the meet. Division one boy swimmers included Rowan Trow who placed first in the 50 and 100 freestyle, second in the 50 backstroke and second in the 50 fly; Eric Moore, who placed first in the 50 fly, second in the 100 IM, fourth in the 50 breaststroke and fifth in the 100 freestyle; and Connor Levins, who placed third in the 50 breaststroke and fifth in the 50 freestyle. These boys teamed up with Sam Calkins to win gold medals in the 200 medley and 200 free relays. For the division one girls, Abby Bushell placed eighth in the 50 backstroke. She swam on a couple of divisionthree girls relay teams with Julianne Moore, Emma Levins and Lauren Ough. In division-two boys, Matthew Bushell placed seventh in the 50 backstroke, eighth in the 100 IM and tenth in the 50 freestyle. For division-two girls, Julianne Moore placed first in the 50 fly, second in the 100 IM, second in the 50 breaststroke, and third in the 100 freestyle. For division-three boys, Stephen Moore placed first in the 50 breaststroke, first in the

100 IM, third in the 50 freestyle and sixth in the 50 fly; Jamie Trow placed eighth in the 50 backstroke and ninth in the 50 breaststroke; and Tyler Bushell placed fifth in the 100 IM and seventh in the 100 freestyle. Matthew Bushell swam with these boys in the division three 200 medley and freestyle relays where they won two silver medals. For division-three girls, Chantel Jeffrey won all four of her individual events: the 100 IM, 50 fly, 50 backstroke and 100 freestyle, setting a provincial record in the 50 fly. Also in division three, Emma Levins placed tenth in the 50 breaststroke and thirteenth in the 50 backstroke. For division-four boys, Sunny Pickup placed thirteenth in the 100 breaststroke, sixteenth in the 200 IM nineteenth in the 100 freestyle and nineteenth in the 50 fly. For division-four girls, Claire Hall placed second in the 100 freestyle, third in the 50 fly, fourth in the 50 freestyle and sixth in the 200 IM; EmmaLeigh Chapman placed fifth in the 100 freestyle, fifth in the 100 backstroke and eighth in the 50 freestyle; and Cassidy O’Flaherty placed sixth in the 100 breaststroke. These girls teamed up with Chantel Jeffrey to win a silver medal in the 200 medley relay and a gold medal in the 200 freestyle relay events in division four. For division-five

Gold squad: Division 1 Boys relay team receive their gold medals in the 200 freestyle relay. From left are: Jordyn Konrad (coach), Sam Calkins, Rowan Trow, Connor Levins, Eric Moore, Erin Miller (coach) and Chelsea Stadnyk (coach). boys, Gaelyn Gilliam placed third in the 100 freestyle and fifth in the 50 freestyle; and Matthew Nesdoly placed third in the 100 backstroke, eighth in the 100 freestyle and ninth in the 200 IM. These boys combined with Sunny Pickup and Brayden Gilliam to form a division six relay team which placed eighth in the 200 medley and ninth in the 200 freestyle relay events. For division-five girls, Tricia Fair placed first in the 50 and 100 freestyle, first in the 100 backstroke and first in the 50 fly. She also joined Eliza Jane Kitchen, Erin Miller and Jordyn Konrad to pick up gold medals and set new provincial records in the division eight 200 medley and 200 freestyle relay events. In division-six girls,

Eliza Jane Kitchen had a very good meet, placing first in the 200 IM, first in the 100 breaststroke, second in the 100 freestyle and third in the 100 backstroke. The lone divisionsix boy swimmer was Brayden Gilliam, who placed first in the 100 fly, third in the 50 fly and eighth in the 100 freestyle. For the divisionseven girls, Carly Pullin placed sixteenth in the 100 backstroke, nineteenth in the 100 freestyle and twentyfirst in the 50 freestyle; Natajsha Nesdoly placed twelfth in the 200 IM and eighteenth in the 100 freestyle; and Chelsea Stadnyk placed fourth in the 50 fly. These girls joined Abbie Nesdoly to place eleventh in the in the 200 freestyle relay and eighth in the 200 medley relay.


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The pre-tournament favourites at the Titleist/FootJoy PGA of BC Championship Presented by AXIS Insurance hit the links at the Salmon Arm Golf Club on Monday and showed why they’re the best in the province. Seymour Creek’s Bryn Parry shot a 4-under 68 and is a just a shot ahead of three players also having great summer campaigns. “Overall, I played really well and I was never in trouble,” Parry said of his five birdie and one bogey round. “The greens were nice, they firmed up and the course played very fair today.” Parry, whose mother lives in Blind Bay, is the midway leader in the 36-hole medal play tournament, which features the top PGA of BC players vying for a $6,000 top prize out of a total purse of more than $32,000. The tournament concluded late Tuesday (past the Observer print deadlines). Final results will be posted on www.saob-


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Ball in flight: Bryn Parry tees off at the PGA of BC Championship at the Salmon Arm Golf Club on Monday while Lindsay Bernakevitch waits for his turn. Parry’s Seymour Creek colleague, Dave Zibrik, had it to -5 before taking a triple bogey on 15 before recovering with a birdie at 18 to finish at 69. “I’m a little disappointed because I played pretty well for 17 holes and had one train wreck of a hole,” said Zibrik. Playing with Parry in the final group are two players on a serious summer roll. Olympic View’s

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Kevin Maxwell is also at 69 on a course where he worked for the better part of six years between 2005 and 2010, while pre-tournament favourite and 2013 Canada Cup Champion Greg Machtaler also shot 69 to sit only one stroke behind Parry. “I hit a whole lot of greens and was threeunder through seven when I hit a nine-iron short and made par on a birdie hole,” said Maxwell. Machtaler would

also have to contend with a bee sting on the 16th green as he lined up a three-foot putt. “It flew up into my shirt and I had to take my shirt off for it to go away,” said the Summerland native. “That’s one thing I didn’t have, a bee sting,” said Parry. “I think I’ll have to go low and lower tomorrow because that’s what (the guys chasing) me can do.” For full results, go to

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Magical history tour you usually only find the lyrics, and when you do find old music, because the instruments had such OBSERVER STAFF a small range, it was easy to identify when to go haunting, tempestuous call to long-ago up and when to go down,” Drescher laughs. “But times went out Friday night when Corvus it is never telling about the rhythm, about long or Corax captured the main stage and audience at the short notes, so we are kind of free to do our own 21st annual Roots and Blues Festival. thing.” Half-naked, clad in unusual clothing and playDrescher explains that as ancient peoples ing mostly handcrafted bagpipes, horns and roamed Asia and Europe, their music travelled drums, the band exploded with neo-medieval or with them. medieval metal in the way of free-spirited min“Paleontology is quite similar with Corvus Costrels of yore. rax,” he adds. “Finding old music is No lullaby here, rather sounds that like a dinosaur; you find only a little hearken back to deep-in-the-gut anbit of it then compare it to other old, cestral roots. traditional stuff to find the roots.” This was the band’s first appearThe band further fuels their perance in Canada and one that was welformances with high-powered pycomed by festivalgoers, who discovrotechnics, something that wouldn’t ered much to their dismay Saturday be permitted here in wildfire season, that their CDs had already sold out. and also performs opera. The band’s alter ego Berlinski Beat Calling their music a very deep wowed a packed audience at the Boostring to history, Drescher explains Norri gie Barn Stage Saturday night with the band’s own history is a story of Drescher their explosive cocktail of wild, freEast and West, with two of the seven MUSICIAN netic street music. band members escaping from East By Barb Brouwer


“We would explode if we didn’t do something different,” laughed drummer Norri Drescher of the band’s creative energy and decision to create Berlinski Beat as a second band four years ago. Corvus Corax emerged 25 years ago and, while the music might seem wild and untamed, it is the product of careful research of ancient manuscripts. The oldest song the band performs travelled to Europe some 3,000 years ago from Asia and nothing is newer than medieval. “We don’t use Renaissance music,” says Drescher, noting the painstaking research required to locate the material, that includes music rooted in ancient Viking, Celtic, Chinese, German and French cultures, among others. Roots aside, Drescher says the band’s aim is to connect people, never to say “we are only this, or that.” “When you find music from medieval times,

Germany through Hungary, prior to the collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1989. The name Corvus Corax is the scientific name for common raven and, says Drescher, originates from a tale of a baby raven the two escapees acquired while travelling to freedom. The bird was a female and went on tour with the band. She found and mated with a male – for life. One night he flew away and never returned and, two weeks later, she died of a broken heart, says Drescher. Looking out towards Mt. Ida and offering high praise for the festival, from organizers and volunteers and audience, Drescher says the band would definitely like to return, if invited. In the meantime, the search for ancient notes will continue in such places as Bulgaria, a country that remained closed for a long time and one in which some of the old music has been kept alive. And if the band returns? Look for more Viking and Celtic music as well.


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meeting about invasive species of concern in the Shuswap, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Prestige Harbourfront. Learn about the “Clean, Drain, Dry Project” and the activities of the Columbia-Shuswap Invasive Species Society. For more information, call Philip Baskin at 250-804-3025. PLAZA JAZZ – Enjoy an evening of jazz at the Ross Street Plaza at 7 p.m.


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starring Helen Mirren, takes place at 7 p.m., with shows Saturday, Aug. 24 at 1:30 and 7 p.m. Tickets for evening show, are $24 for adults and $18 for youths. All matinee tickets are $18. LUNCH BOX STAGE – Lonesome Ed performs at the Ross Street stage from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., weather permitting.


BLUEGRASS – Take a low-backed lawn chair and a sun hat and enjoy the

family-friendly Bluegrass and Old-Time Music from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Sorrento Centre. Delicious food and talented artisans will be on-site. Advance tickets at $30 for adults, $20 for youths and free for kids under 18 or over 80, are available at the Salmon Arm Observer office and online at

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 28 WOW FINALE – The popular Salmon Armenians bring another season of

Wednesday on the Wharf to a rousing finale at 6:45 at Marine Park. Take a chair or blanket to sit on. Admission is by donation. CUBAN CONCERT – El Groupo Cubano - Brisas del Palmar perform at 7 p.m. at the Salmar Classic. Tickets are $24 for adults, $18 for seniors and students and children under 12 are admitted free of charge.


LUNCH BOX STAGE – Jesse Mast performs in the last of the popular lunchtime

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BEER & A BARD – This fun, family event features burgers and beer at 4 p.m.,

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TO HELL WITH THE BELL – Retired teachers meet for lunch at Intermissions at

the Shaw Centre at 11:30 a.m. To reserve a spot, call A. Waters at 250832-9973, L. Lowe at 250-832-500l or P. Clough at 250-832-6341.


JUSTIN HINES – The Shuswap Association for Community Living hosts the

Vehicle of Change Tour, featuring talented Canadian singer/songwriter Justin Hines and special guest Ash & Bloom at 7 p.m. at the Prestige Harbourfront Resort. Tickets are $20 and are available at Hidden Gems Bookstore. Proceeds to the Shuswap Association for Community Living.


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Band’s pow wow step gets wild welcome at festival By Martha Wickett OBSERVER STAFF

The goal of getting people to dance has led three First Nations DJs far beyond the dance floor. A Tribe Called Red stopped to wow their audience at the Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival Saturday between a show at the Robson Valley Music Festival and an appearance at the Aboriginal People’s Choice Music Awards in Winnipeg. There they were honoured with four awards: Best Producer, Best Group, Best Pop CD and Best Album Cover Design. “Any expectation has been surpassed a long time ago,” remarked Bear Witness Saturday of his group’s popularity and success. He was speaking in an interview squeezed in Saturday before the group’s manager hustled the popular musicians off to their next commitment. Bear Witness is onethird of the trio of DJs that make up A Tribe Called Red, along with DJ Shub and DJ NDN. The young men explain that their ‘pow wow step,’ a unique style of electronic mu-



World tour: A Tribe Called Red wowed the crowds and got them moving at the Barn Stage Saturday night during the 21st annual Roots and Blues Festival. sic injected with recordings of traditional powwow drumming and singing, was something they put together for a party for aboriginal people in Ottawa six or seven years ago. It ended up having great appeal to the indigenous youth it was intended for – and to older aboriginal people - and then more. “With growing up in a colonized nation as indigenous people you don’t have things within popular culture that reflect you,” explained Bear Witness. “This music is made

for indigenous people – and is moving out to the general populous.” The response to their set at the Barn Stage Saturday night was wildly enthusiastic, with people dripping with sweat as they danced shoulder-toshoulder from the first beat right through to the encore. A Tribe Called Red has been on an international tour since April, and will be continuing in Europe and Mexico shortly. They say their favourite spots so far have been New Orleans,

Dawson City and St. John’s, Newfoundland, because of the very different cultures. Despite all the fame, the three DJs are modest and unassuming. They laugh when asked if their families are proud. “Extremely. Oh yeah, I think all of our moms should start a fan club,” says Shub, smiling. “They do nothing but brag about us.” Bear Witness jokes about his mother’s comments: “Now you can stop asking me for 20 bucks all the time.”

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Talented beatboxer puts his music where his mouth is By Martha Wickett



As he sits down for an interview, beatboxer Felix Zenger reaches for his smart phone and points to a short video of a large and enthusiastic crowd packed in front of the Barn Stage, dancing and cheering wildly. It was taken about half an hour earlier during his performance, and Zenger’s amazement at this adoration shows. “I can’t really describe it, but you can’t really realize it when you’re performing – you’re in performance mode, doing your thing, but you realize afterwards, when you see pictures, was it really like that? It’s quite incredible.” Zenger returned for his second visit to the Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival this year and, once again, he was a big hit with festivalgoers. His music involves making impressive sounds with his mouth, from drum beats to the ‘scratch’ of a record on a turntable. The scratch, he says, has taken months to master – and is still improving. Zenger loves the Salmon Arm festival, which, he says, has attained what many don’t. It’s professionally run, yet stays relaxed, and it looks after the artists well while attracting good, enthusiastic audiences. Music comes naturally to the 26-year-old from Finland, having

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for the world ‘footbag’ championships, the generic name for what some call ‘hackysack.’ Hackysack is the trade name for one particular brand of the small soft bag that players keep off the ground by using their feet. Zenger won one of the categories in Montreal, making him a world champion. Along with his musical and sporting passions, Zenger is unique in yet another way. He owns a chocolate factory. With no inspiration from Charlie of movie fame, Zenger sells raw, organic chocolate, made in his factory “from bean to bar.” The money he makes beatboxing goes into the factory. He explains that he believes in healthy food and has been eating a raw food diet for the past four years. The bounty of this area led

him to go a bit overboard purchasing fresh fruit, he said, and he wasn’t sure if he’d be able to eat it all. In a short span of time at the Roots and Blues Festival, several young women ask Zenger for his autograph. Asked about all the female fans, he acknowledges them and, smiling his boyish smile, says: “But never too many.” He’s quick to add, however, that he’s noticed online that his fans are pretty evenly divided between male and female. When Zenger is not touring, he practises beatbox daily, and is working on his second CD. Although he works hard, all of his pursuits, from beatbox to footbag to chocolate, seem to have a light-hearted flair to them. He says that’s not by accident. “Life is a game you play.”

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Fall fair next fairground fare Lawn tractor racing will stir up some excitement over at the grandstand, and Saturday morning’s parade is fun for all, although especially appealing to those with a sweet tooth. A variety of food and drink booths at the fairgrounds will keep everyone’s appetites satisfied. Shooting Star Midway will again bring various rides and games of chance to thrill and delight fair goers. For history buffs, there are the artifacts of Memory Lane and the working displays by the Shuswap Pioneer Collectors Club. Back again at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, is the 4-H with their obstacle course and a costume class for goats. If you wish to participate, add it to your open goat entry or your 4-H goat entry. Organizers would also love to have some other people – mayor, MP, MLA and celebrities – try their hand at putting a goat through the course too. You don’t have to have your own goat. And, of course, it wouldn’t be a fair without the judges selecting ribbon winners to showcase the “best

of the best” in agricultural animals, foods, and crafts. Look for the ‘Poultry in Motion’ mobile mini-barn this year. In honour of the Salmon Arm Fire Department’s 100th anniversary, a birthday cake will be shared at the fair opening on Friday, Sept. 6 at 6 p.m. Fair chairperson Star MacGregor will be on hand to welcome everyone, along with Mayor Nancy Cooper, and (organizers hope) MP Colin Mayes and MLA Greg Kyllo will also be there to welcome the crowd. The Salmon Arm Legion patrol team will be in attendance to present the colours. The stage will open after the welcoming ceremony with dancers and the Shuswap Idol competition. The Salmon Arm Fair Book Picture design has a new twist this year. All the pictures in the competition will be displayed in the arena foyer, and the winner will be announced from the Peoples Choice award. Get your ballot from

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Feeling risky and frisky is one of your life’s survival tips. You are starting to realize that you need to turn your entire attention and dedication into how you treat your body. Enhance a skill or utilize this time to do something you have always wanted to excel at. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): A layer of self will come out during this time making you more open and demonstrative with your emotions. Whatever you feel, you will likely display it on a grand scale with a tendency to make a hole out of a mole. Be grateful for the dance of life in all its magnificence. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): The busy bee that you are will soon be looking for a comfortable retreat, a shelter where you can indulge in the honey collected thus far. Now, you are ready to get this sustenance that will also nourish you from deep within and give you a sense of belonging. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Maintaining your focus straight can be a challenge when your mind is wavering around in many places at once. This is a week that will bring you a flavour of what’s in store for you, so get ready to dance according to its rhythm. You’ll be glad you practiced. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You will catch up with the latest gossip from your old pals who are as eager to meet you as you are. Companionship and feeling needed will boost your confidence and make you more engaged into a variety of activities. This will lighten the stress you had to endure for a while. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You might have taken the needed time to replenish yourself or you might have endured life as it was given to you. Whatever it was, you are now portraying these energies outwardly. Revamp your look, adopt a new style. Most importantly, don’t be afraid to show off!



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Buskers add new dimension to roots and blues experience By Barb Brouwer OBsERvER sTAFF

One new Roots and Blues Festival feature popular with most festivalgoers and musicians was the buskers program. Designed to fill a gap between acts closing on the satellite stages at 5 p.m. and the main stage opening at 6, local artists were stationed at five locations throughout the festival grounds. Artistic director Hugo Rampen says last year he noted that the hour between 5 and 6 p.m. seemed to be a time of transition, when people were getting food, wandering about or arriving on the site. The busker program was the solution he arrived at to give local musicians involved in festival outreach programs the opportunity to perform onsite, and festival-goers a quieter, calmer acoustic interval.

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Local talent: Shelby Babakioff performs on one of the busker stages set up during the 21st Annual Roots and Blues Festival. Last year Rampen introduced the music crawl and says he thought it would be good if he could give the musicians more opportunities with a wider festival audience. “We gave them an environment they’re used to – a small stage with friends and family gathered around,” he said. “The busker program adds another

level of presentation – from full-blown main stage to the living room idea of the focus groups, to the backporch kind of jams at the busker stages.” Acknowledging there were some issues with bands on satellite stages running overtime, Rampen says that with some fine-tuning, the buskers will be back on the

slate next year. And that’s just fine with local businessman Gord Erickson. “I think it was so fantastic to have so much community involvement, with the Routes & Blues, the music crawl and the little groups of people throughout the grounds,” he said enthusiastically. “It’s my favourite year ever and I have been going since it was at the community centre.” For the most part, Rampen says he is very content with the way the festival played out. “In principle, what you saw this year is the direction we’d like to go in,” said Rampen, who was operating on almost no sleep Monday afternoon. “People are asking what rabbit I am going to pull out of my hat next time, but a lot of work goes into seeking what you put on the stage.”

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MARCHAND, ALLAN MAY 1, 1947 – AUGUST 15, 2013 Allan Jacques Marcelle Marchand passed away in Salmon Arm at Shuswap Lake General Hospital on Thursday Aug 15th, 2013 at the age of 66 years. He is survived by his wife, Glenda, daughter Rebecca, dog Penny, and brother Martin and four sisters: Anne, Anita, Margaret and Collette. Allan was born in Penetanguishene, Ontario May 1, 1947 on the Marchand Family farm. After High School he attended Hairdressing School in Toronto and decided to head West. He started his business “The Setting Sons Hair Salon” in West Vancouver and worked there for approximately 23 years. In 1982 he met Glenda and they married in 1983, and were blessed with a daughter Rebecca in 1985. In 1993 Allan and family moved to Salmon Arm where Allan started work at Tarnow’s Hair Salon. Allan was very proud to have been involved in many theatre productions including Theatre Under the Stars productions at Stanley Park in Vancouver, Shuswap Theatre productions here in Salmon Arm since 1995, and worked on the movie “Wings of Courage” filmed in Kamloops and Vancouver in 1993/94. The family would like to thank Dr. MacDonald and Dr. Bratty for their care and compassion over the last 4 months. Also thank you to the nurses in Palliative Care at Shuswap Lake General Hospital. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Shuswap Theatre in his name. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Shuswap Theatre on Hudson Street in Salmon Arm, BC on Saturday August 24th, 2013 from 2 till 5pm. We invite all friends and many clients to come and share stories and celebrate with us. Arrangements entrusted to FISCHER’S FUNERAL SERVICES & CREMATORIUM LTD., Salmon Arm (250) 833-1129. EMAIL condolences and share memories through Allan’s obitury at www.

ALVERA PATERSON (BRUHN) 1911 - 2013 Alvera was born quite prematurely and weighing around 4 lbs. March 22, 1911 in Revelstoke, the closest community hospital to her parents’ homestead in Malawaka. The family moved to Salmon Arm when she was a few days old with one of her earliest recollections being told that her parents used the oven as an incubator because she was so small and premature. She survived early childhood and at the tender age of four she moved with her Mom and Dad and older brother, Ted, to Sabourin’s Point, Sicamous. Alvera Paterson was part of a family that had a significant influence on the history local to the Sicamous and Shuswap communities. Her father, Rolf Walgren Bruhn was born September 4, 1878 in Resterod, Sweden. He moved to Canada in 1898 settling in Malakwa, BC and set to homesteading and farming. Alvera’s mother was Sarah “Anna” Treat of Missouri, who moved to the area to be with her sister Laura Mitchell and brothers, Robert and Charles Treat. Rolf and Anna met and were married in 1902. There are still many descendants of the Treats in the Shuswap area. Mr. Bruhn worked as a road foreman. His company built such roads as Kault Hill and the Skimikin/Chase Road with the latter, it’s rumoured, being built for $500. Mr. Bruhn was also foreman for all but one mile of the Sicamous/Mara Lake Road with German detainees as his crew. This road was an engineering marvel at the time as it was completely level as Mr. Bruhn used the level of the lake as his reference. In 1916 Mr. Bruhn’s tenure building roads ended and he founded a forestry business, R.W. Bruhn Pole and Lumber Company. In 1917 the family lived in tents at Anstey Arm where there was a good supply of cedar for poles. Later logs, poles and ties were harvested from around the Shuswap and Adams Lake area. Poles and ties were sold and logs supplied the mill at Canoe which was built in 1925 and sold in 1936 as well as the new mill he built at Old Town near Sicamous. Alvera’s dad, the Right Honourable R.W. Bruhn served as MLA for the district of Salmon Arm in 1924, 1928, 1933, 1937 and 1941. He also served twice as the Minister of Public Works, Department of Highways. During the years Anna Bruhn made changes to the family homes where Rolf, Anna, Ted and Alvera entertained both the local guests and members of the Legislature. The house was renowned for music and laughter as the Bruhn’s entertained. In 1923 Alvera attended St. Michael’s all girls private school in Vernon for three and a half years and in 1927 she went to St. Margaret’s private school in Victoria, from which she graduated in 1929. She then decided to take Pharmacy but as she didn’t have Latin, she took it up later. She had special tutoring. Alvera then attended the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon where she took a general course. At this time her family was living in Victoria, so she returned to Victoria where she took another year of university, and then took a year off from her studies to do some traveling with her mom. In September of 1933 Alvera entered the school of nursing at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria and graduated in 1936 and remained in Victoria for a year. In 1937 she attended University of British Columbia for one year and became a Public Health Nurse. She worked with Metropolitan Public Health in the public schools in Vancouver. It was at this time she met her husband, Max Paterson, they married in 1939 and lived in Vancouver for six months, moving then to Sicamous where her husband joined her dad’s company, R.W. Bruhn Ltd. 1942 was a tragic year for the family and Alvera as her older brother Ted died after a boating accident on Shuswap Lake and her father passed away a few months thereafter from a stroke. Alvera did volunteer work in the baby clinic in Sicamous and in 1949 when she and her husband separated, she was left raising her two young sons: Rolf born in 1941 and Edward in 1943. She moved to Vernon and for the next nine years worked as a public health nurse while her sons went to Vernon Preparatory School (private school). In 1958 Alvera and her husband were able to resolve their differences and moved together with their boys to Vancouver. In 1952, Alvera’s mom, Anna, sold her house on CPR Hill and the family’s Basition Bay cabin (to the Drummonds) and bought a lot in the Blind Bay area, where at the time lake front property was just $10 a foot. There she built a home and spent her summers until she passed away in 1958. The Paterson family and friends often holidayed there. It was on an afternoon drive in 1968 in the country that Alvera and Max discovered Eagle Bay and Wild Rose Bay area. Soon after they bought Rose Bay Resort which they owned and operated for six years. In 1974 they sold the resort but remained on as the caretakers for a year. Alvera’s husband passed away in January of 1975. Alvera remained in the Eagle Bay, Shuswap area, living in various homes until 1979 when she built her home in Eagle Bay Estates where she remained until moving to Kelowna 1991. While at Eagle Bay she continued to be active in both the community hall and her church activities. In February of 2011she moved to Amica seniors’ home in West Vancouver where she celebrated her 100th birthday and resided until her passing on February 20, 2013. On Friday August 23, 2013 at 2 p.m. Alvera will join her husband and family as her ashes will be interred in the family plot #13 in the Mount Ida Cemetery in Salmon Arm. The Reverand Dan Meakes officiating. In attendance will be Alvera’s sons and their families – all four of her grandchildren and all five of her great grandchildren.

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DOOSE, MARGRET Born April 11, 1934 in Germany, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on August 16, 2013. Survived by her loving family, sons Peer, Detlef (Vicki), daughter Cariena (Don), eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Sadly predeceased by her husband Ewald on August 16, 1978.  A Celebration of Margret’s Life will be held on Friday, August 23, 2013 at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Salvation Army, 1480 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 5Y5.  Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting, 250-8607077.

BETTY IMRIE 1934 – 2013 Betty Imrie passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2013 in Shuswap Lake General Hospital, Salmon Arm, BC Predeceased by son Chris in 1977. She leaves her husband, Doug, daughter Sheryl (Mike) Yaremco, grandchildren, Travis, Elyse, Ethen; brothers, Mal (Diane), Bryan (Joyce); sister Sharon (John) She so loved her many friends and attending meetings at the Royal Purple of which she was a member for 49 years. A Celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2013 in the Elks Hall, the time will be announced later. Email condolences may be sent to Betty’s obituary at Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm. WATSON, DAVID GEORGE FEBRUARY 12, 1929 – AUGUST 6, 2013 David passed away at Shuswap Lake General Hospital on August 6, 2013 at the age of 83 years. He was predeceased by two daughters, Tamara Dawn Watson and Susan Roberta Watson as well as one granddaughter Sonya Marie Watson. David is survived by his best friend and loving wife of 49 years Marlene, two sons William (Cindy) and Michael (Melanie) Aplin, one sister Sylvia Colvin, seven grandchildren Robert and Paul Frazier, Andrew, Jacob, Rebecca, Jessica and Elisa Aplin, as well as two great grandchildren Wilma and Dawn. David was a strong, kind loving Man. Quiet in his ways, he took a child in need of love and guidance and adopted him. He loved both sons deeply and was proud of them. He served his Lord and Master Jesus Christ steadfastly. He fought his battle with cancer as he fought all challenges in life, with quiet courage and dignity. No service by request. Arrangements entrusted to FISCHER’S FUNERAL SERVICES & CREMATORIUM LTD., Salmon Arm, (250) 833-1129. EMAIL condolences and share memories through David’s obituary at www.




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HEATHER’S Family Daycare Full& Part Time spots opening Beginning of Sept. Creative care Large Playground, Close to Schools, Theme oriented. Fully Licensed and Certified. 250-832-6517

PLAYCARE Early Childhood Centre is looking for a P/T F/T early childhood educator. Competitive wages, benefit pkg., paid training. Salmon Arm 250-833-2717


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The District of Kitimat is seeking to fill the following positions: Project Engineer: must be a professional Civil Engineer with minimum 3 years professional experience (preferably in municipal environment) and eligible for registration with APEGBC. Permanent full-time (PFT) exempt staff position with competitive compensation and full benefits. Deputy Operations Manager: will have several years experience in municipal or related field and post-secondary education in Water Quality, Civil or Building Technology or related Trade Qualification. PFT exempt staff position with competitive compensation and full benefits. Engineering Technologist 2. Must have a civil engineering technologist diploma, 3 years experience in the civil/municipal discipline, and eligibility for registration with ASTTBC. Bargaining Unit position. Wage: $37.01 - $44.78/hr over 2 years. Submit resumes by September 10, 2013, 4:30 p.m., to Personnel, District of Kitimat, 270 City Centre, Kitimat, B.C. V8C 2H7. Fax (250) 632-4995, e-mail Further information can be obtained from our website at




We accept all Memorial Society and Pre-Need Funeral Policies Making final arrangements for a loved one isn’t easy. That’s why compassion goes into everything we do. We are prepared to arrange any special request you may have. • Traditional Services • Cremation Services • Prearrangement Planning • All inquiries welcome 24 hrs.

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PERRIN, ERNEST “ERNIE” June 27, 1921 - August 5, 2013 Ernie Perrin played his last game of Keno in the early morning of August 5th, 2013 at the age of 92. Born in Natal, BC, a coal mining town near Sparwood, Dad was 4th of nine children born to Dominico and Mary (Ademsky) Perrin and lived through the depression. Dad served in the Navy during WWII, then worked for Mac & Blo Mill at the foot of Kerr St. in Vancouver for 42 years. After retirement, he and Mom spent days fishing, rock-hunting, camping and going to Reno. As well, they always had time for the grandkids. Marpole, Surrey, Richmond, Cloverdale, Steveston were places he called home. He came to Salmon Arm to be close to family and care for is wife, Mollie in her last stage of Alzheimer’s. Dad was often seen walking up Okanagan Ave. or in Little Mountain Park with Bud the dog. Lucky’s in Centenoka Mall, Matchbox or Carrie’s Restaurant were his favourite places to hang out, play Keno and chat with people. He leaves to mourn; son Douglas Perrin, daughter Cindy (Dick) McLeod, grandson Dan (Leah) Broadwood of Calgary, granddaughter Angela (Rob) Wilson of Enderby as well as seven great grandchildren; Will, Nate and Hailey Wilson and Tyson, Katie and Sarah Broadwood. No service by request. Thank you to the staff at Bastion Place Transition Unit for their care of dad and the family. Arrangements entrusted to FISCHER’S FUNERAL SERVICES & CREMATORIUM LTD., Salmon Arm, (250) 833-1129. EMAIL condolences and share memories through Ernie’s obituary at www.


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Drivers/Courier/ Trucking Required immediately experienced Class 1 US drivers only. Must have US experience. We supply assigned trucks, company phones, US Medical, all picks and drops paid. Please fax resume with current clean abstract to 250-546-0600. No phone calls please. Wanted Immediately 4 local drivers; We require 4 class 1 drivers for local work; Duties include local deliveries in and around the Okanagan area as well as switches. Must be willing and able to work rotating weekends. Must have own transportation and be reliable. Please fax Resume with Current abstract to 250-546-0600 no phone calls please.

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In stock Clothing & Accessories for Can-Am, Sea-Doo & Ski-Doo until the end of August.

All Can-Am Atv’s priced to sell at dealer cost or less!

Come in early for best selection. 1314 Nordin Court Sicamous, BC


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ANDREW SHERET LIMITED Established in 1892, is a BC owned and operated company that distributes wholesale plumbing, heating and waterworks through 23 branches in the province. The company is committed to high ethical standards, strong customer service and working together in a respectful manner. Applications are being accepted for a Shipper/Receiver at our Salmon Arm location. This is an entry level position that offers excellent opportunities for advancement. Experience is not necessary but the applicant must be motivated, enthusiastic and possess good interpersonal and organizational skills. Basic computer skills are a requirement. The company offers a competitive salary and benefit package which includes medical, dental, extended health, long term disability insurance and one of the best pension plans in the industry. We believe in helping our employees realize their potential and reward them with many opportunities for advancement. If you are an ambitious individual capable of working in a fast paced environment then we would like to hear from you. The minimum starting salary is $13.85 per hour but may be negotiable based on previous experience. Please apply in person with cover letter and resume to: Andrew Sheret Limited 2690 13th Ave S.W. Salmon Arm BC V1E 3K1 Attn: Branch Manager or email: Fax: 250-803-0225 2 Trailer wash persons required. Responsible for washing 53ft trailers & other general duties, Mon to Fri. Must be able to work outside in all conditions, must have reliable transportation and valid drivers license. All equipment supplied. Please Fax Resume to 250-546-0600, no phone calls please.


Serving and caring for families in our community since 1947. Whether you’re considering pre-planning or have lost a loved one, you can trust our professional and friendly team to support you with meaningful grief services. We provide individualized funeral, memorial and celebration of life services, as well as grief counselling and an aftercare program. For more information and the answers to many frequently asked questions, visit us online at: Dave Wallensteen, Funeral Director

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Colonial Farms is accepting resumes for full time workers in live hang department. Please drop resumes off at 3830 Okanagan St, Armstrong between 9am-2pm

MOTEL MANAGEMENT required for Ponoka, Alberta. We are seeking a positive, capable, entrepreneurial person or couple with previous resort or motel experience. Email resume:

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An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators. Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call (780)723-5051 Edson, Alta. Chair/space rental for Mr. Eugene’s Salon Must have own clientele. Hairdresser or Esthetician or Nail Tech. Drop by resume in person 50 4th St. 250-832-5041 Hair stylists needed for spacious busy DT Salon Flex hours Call Julie 250-833-4247 or eves 250-833-0292

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Looking for Cedar foliage harvesters, need own truck and tools. 250-260-3078.

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Resumes are now being accepted for the following Trades positions: • Plumbing • Electrical • Carpentry • Construction • Welding • Labourers Applicants may apply by email to Kevin Miller at Our website at:, provides job descriptions for these positions.

Northern Plastics Ltd., an industry-leading supplier of industrial plastic products located in Salmon Arm, is looking for a Shipper / Receiver / Inventory person to join our team. The ideal candidate will have related experience in a computerized, customer-focused manufacturing environment.

Okanagan School of Business A few seats left for September

Duties will include: all freight arrangements; documenting, packaging and inspecting shipments & receivings; completion of customs documents for international shipments; inventory control; forklift operation and local deliveries. Some heavy lifting is required (greater than 50 lbs).

DEGREE: Four-year Bachelor of Business Administration DIPLOMA: Two-year - Six specialties CERTIFICATES: One-year or less

The successful individual will require strong organizational, interpersonal, computer and math skills. Attention to detail and accuracy are key, as well as the ability to multi-task and work well under pressure. This position also requires a valid class 5 driver’s licence. Salary is based on experience, and a comprehensive benefits package becomes effective upon completion of the probationary period.

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Psychiatric Nursing (online): This 23 month program is accredited by the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC (CRPNBC). Entry-level earnings start at $30.79/hour to $40.42/hour. Special Education Assistant (online): In only 9 months you could be earning $17 - $25.99/hour. You will receive training and certiďŹ cation from the Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders (POPARD). Therapeutic Recreation – Gerontology (online): Support and promote optimal health for seniors by planning, implementing and evaluation therapeutic recreation services. Earn up to $23.50/hour. Government student loans & funding (ELMS/WCB) & other ďŹ nancing options available to qualiďŹ ed applicants.

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CAKE DECORATOR – FULL TIME Our Uptown Bakery Department requires a full time cake decorator. Must be experienced. If you are energetic enthusiastic and want to be part of the Askew’s team, then we want to hear from you. This is a full time position which offers a comprehensive benefits and pension plan. Wages will be depending on experience. Please apply in person, to: Corrie Pederson, Bakery Manager – Uptown Store, or by email to:

THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF S.D. NO. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE SECRETARY TREASURER The North Okanagan-Shuswap School District invites qualified individuals to apply for the exempt staff position of Executive Assistant to the Secretary-Treasurer & Board of Education. The successful applicant will be responsible for the efficient operation of the office of the SecretaryTreasurer and will support the collective needs of the team. The Position:


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Progressive North Okanagan Import Dealership has an opportunity for an

is looking for a Conveyancer to join our team in our Vernon or Salmon Arm office. Previous conveyancing experience is required. Our employees enjoy flexible leadership and rewarding work with skilled teammates. We place a high value on accuracy, knowledge, loyalty and communication skills. We don’t require overtime. We pay our employee’s extended benefits and offer competitive wages.Â

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Over 92% of our grads are employed in their ďŹ eld of study within 6 months of graduation.

Working closely with the Secretary Treasurer and the Elected Board of Education, the Executive Assistant is responsible for providing a broad range of senior administrative support including managing correspondence and communication flow between the various District stakeholders, event scheduling and coordination, developing and managing Board meeting agendas and minutes, and maintaining effective filing and tracking systems of District data and information. Required Skills: • Superior interpersonal, communication and resolution skills. • Post-secondary education in Business Administration/ Office Management, with a minimum of 5 years recent and relevant experience with evidence of progression of responsibility for office management; or a comparable combination of education, training and experience. • Ability to use a variety of Microsoft Office programs, such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint. • Knowledge of business meeting protocol, including recording and transcribing of minutes (shorthand, speedwriting or laptop proficiency is required). This full time position is excluded from the union and has a salary range of $50,567 to $60,504 along with a comprehensive benefit package. Interested individuals are invited to submit a cover letter, resume and any supporting documentation by September 6, 2013 by Noon. All applications must be made through the Make a Future website at . We will not accept applications through any other medium. For more information, please contact Kyle Cormier, Director of Human Resources at (250) 832-2157. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. School District No. 83 (North Okanagan Shuswap) is an equal opportunity employer.

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Merchandise for Sale

Painting & Decorating

Heavy Duty Machinery

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HIRING A PERSON between 15 and 30. A student either enrolled in a post-secondary institution or a youth who has completed at least 1 course at a post-secondary institution. A Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been given refugee status in Canada. Legally entitled to work. Not in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits. Send resume to before Sept. 9th. LOGGING AND Construction jobs. We are looking for experienced and motivated people for the following positions: Hoe Chuckers, Roadbuilders, Skidder Operators, Yarding Crews (tower and gy, hooktender, rigging puller, linewinder), Weight Scale operators, Processors, Front End Loaders, Lowbed and Log Trucker Drivers. Lots of work, local to Fraser Valley and out of town, various day shifts, benefits, good pay, good people. Please fax resume to 778-732-0227 or email Oil Change Technician/ Customer Service Representative Required for Great Canadian Oil Change. Must have a strong mechanical aptitude and be good with computers. Automotive repair experience or training an asset. Must have a clean neat appearance and work well with the public. Weekend work required. Please call (250)832-1040 or apply in person at 1291 TCHwy SW Salmon Arm

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420

We require a truck driver with a valid Class 1 license. Individual should have experience driving a tractor/trailer unit & should be adept mechanically & physically fit. Forward resume to McLeod’s By-Products Ltd. 4559 Larkin Cross Rd, Armstrong, BC V0E 1B6

CLEAN CUT RENOVATIONS AND REPAIRS Irrigation Design & Install Home reno’s and repairs, Interior painting and trim Licensed & insured Frank Cell 250-515-3637 250-832-8153

Heat, Air, Refrig.

Fruit & Vegetables

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FOR the only furnace made in Canada, the highest quality and best service. Call Barry (250)833-2446

Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries & Cherries are ready now. Sandy Acres Berry Farm. 250-832-5398 /250-8336617

M O N E Y P R OV I D E R . C O M . $500 Loan and more. No credit refused. Fast, easy, 100% secure. 1-877-776-1660.

Serving Sicamous & Area for 20+ Years

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Legal Services CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

Contractors Custom blueprints. Visit: We will not be undersold!


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Equipment list - Snowcats, excavators, dump truck, generators, pick-up trucks and snowmobiles. Need to be willing to do shop and field work. Please send resume to Phone: 250-344-3507 GUARANTEED JOB Placement: General laborers and tradesmen for oil and gas industry. Call 24hr Free Recorded Message. For Information 1-800-972-0209.


Esthetics Services PERMANENT Laser Hair reduction. Call for a free consultation. Sada (250)832-4266 Shuswap Laser Clinic or email:

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For Free Estimate call Lorraine

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Chatter Creek Mountain Lodges in Golden is currently hiring a:

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Trademark Glassworks has all your household vinyl window and door renovation needs. They also do Solar Film for any window as well as ICBC windshield claims. See the experts, who have been serving the area for 12 years at 481-7St. SW Salmon Arm (across from Blackburn Park) (250)832-4527

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Pets N&T CANINE CARE Daycare, boarding, grooming. Visit our webpage: 250-835-0136 With Dignity & Understanding. N&T PET CREMATION SERVICES call 250-835-0136

Merchandise for Sale

Building Supplies LOG HOME shell kit WRC 6X8 flat 3 bdrm w/grge & curved glass sunroom, ready to ship, 604-856-9732

$400 & Under 12’ x 58’ mobile home under carriage & deck on 2 axles, ready to move $350. (250)835-4308 (250)803-1115

U-PICK Strawberries $2/lb., Open Sun, Mon, Wed, Thurs 7am-1pm (250)832-5398

A-STEEL SHIPPING DRY STORAGE CONTAINERS Used 20’40’45’53 in stock. SPECIAL 44’ x 40’ Container Shop w/steel trusses $13,800! Sets up in one day! 40’ Containers under $2500! Call Toll Free Also JD 544 & 644 wheel loaders JD 892D LC Excavator Ph. 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB SCRAP PAPPY Will pay cash for oversized scrap steel, cats, yarders, saw mill equipment, farm equipment, etc. All insurance in place to work on your property. 250-260-0217

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Aug 24-25 8am-2pm 2061 20th Ave NE. Some antique furn, Needlepoint pictures, hshld etc...No Early Birds BLIND Bay: Weather permitting 3Family sale, 2634 Centennial Dr., Aug 23/24, 8-? Follow signs SALMON Arm: 141 Shuswap Ave., Skookum Cycle “Garage Sale” Fri. Aug 23 to Sat. Aug 31, 2013. Clearing out all 2013 bikes: Norco, Kona, Giant. All winter & summer clothing 25-70% off. (250)832-7368 SALMON Arm: Annual NDP garage Sale, 3741 30St. NE opposite Elks Park, Sat. Aug24, 8-3

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Free Items

LOOKING for old 45rpm records, preferably 1950s-60s, Phone Andrea (250)200-0387

MATURE chocolate/black male cat looking for a good home found wondering 4mos. ago in Hillcrest area. Approx. 5-8 years of age. Blacky is very friendly & talkative has green eyes & loves attention. recently neutered, tattooed & vaccinations given. We have tried to find it’s owner, but to no avail. We have 3 cats of our own so we cant keep him. If interested please call Linda (250)832-6199

Everything must go! The Elephants have arrived!

5680 Hwy 97B 11-5 Everyday KILL BED Bugs and their eggs! Buy a Harris bed bug kit, complete room treatment solution. Odorless, non-staining. Not in stores, available online:

New Potatoes Yukon, Russets & Reds

Excavating & Drainage

Free Items FREE: 4 adorable kittens to good homes, 10 weeks old, 3 females, 1 male (250)4633838

Fruit & Vegetables

Professionally Beautifying Properties for Over 27 Years. • Rock Walls • Utility Services • Site Prep • Terracing • Drainage • Pools 981 - 16th Street N.E., Salmon Arm V1E 2V2


Pet Services

Pet Services

PET GROOMING With Michelle

Monday to Friday

All Breeds including Cats & Large Dogs

Appointments necessary. 271A Trans-Can. Hwy. N.E. (across from KFC) • 250-832-0604

Garden & Lawn

REIMER’S FARM SERVICE • Bark Mulch • Shavings • Sawdust

250-260-0110 or 804-3030


• Shavings, Sawdust, Bark Mulch, Wood Chips (bulk/mini bags) • Well Rotted Manure • Soils • Extra Clean Wheat Straw

Stanley Bland 832-6615 or 833-2449

Fruit & Vegetables

Peterson )Fresh Apricots & Peaches ) Orchards Ready Now!

Fresh Pressed Apple Juice!

4 km North on 30th St. NE 5690 35th St. NE Phone 832-4155 or 832-1347



PURCHASING old Canadian & American coin collections & accumulations. 250-548-3670

Gigantic Circus Tent Sale

Excavating & Drainage

We Deliver

Merchandise for Sale

Misc. for Sale

NIKON D-90 Camera Body, low shutter actuations $375. (250)517-8087 RESTLESS LEG Syndrome and leg cramps? Fast relief in one hour. Sleep at night. Proven for over 32 years. Mon-Fri 8-4 EST 1-800-765-8660. ShopSmith C/W bandsaw and speed reducer $800 10” radial arm saw $150 250-675-5030 STEEL BUILDINGS, Metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206

Garden & Lawn

Merchandise for Sale

CLEAR PLASTIC TARPS, approx. 40’x40’, $25.00/tarp, Days (250)835-4541 Evenings/Weekends (250)833-2118 College text books, 1st year science. Computer, linear math, Physics, English ask for Nick 250-832-0090

20’x24’ log cabin shell, machine logs, easy to assemble, no crane needed, delivery avail. $4500. (250)803-4650 (250)803-3256 26’-28’ Adco Designer Tyvek rv/travel trailer cover, like new, used one season, new $374 Price $150., Winegard carryout automatic portable satellite tv antenna (Bell tv, dish network & direct tv) $200. Roadwing RV mud flap system. adjustable & removable, fits small to dually size trucks $100. (250)836-3711 45GAL food grade plastic & steel barrels 5 different types to choose from (250)833-4963 AT LAST! An iron filter that works. IronEater! Fully patented Canada/U.S.A. Removes iron, hardness, smell, manganese. Since 1957. Visit our 29 innovative inventions; Phone 1-800-BIG-IRON,

Garage Sales 3592 White Lake Road, Aug 25 9am-5pm, Aug 26-29 9am-Noon then 4pm-7pm diesel tractor, windows, doors, tools, building supplies, paintings by June Stappleton, antique radio, English pram, Fender guitar, lawn mowers, 1990 Golf Cabriolet, Husky chains saws, Hshld, Books, hundreds of other items! For Info (250)835-8331

Merchandise for Sale


Laura’s Homemade Pies

Available frozen at Peterson Orchards!

Fresh Daily

Any Quantity 8 am to 8 pm Everyday

Phone to Order or Drop In



Sat., August 24 • Starts @ 10 a.m.

5551 - 50th St S.W. Salmon Arm Sale conducted by Valley Auction Ph. 250-546-9420

See our website for details & photos

Misc. for Sale

Misc. for Sale

Salmon Salmon Arm Observer Wednesday, Wednesday,August August21, 21,2013 2013

Real Estate A33 A33

Real Estate


For Sale By Owner


Apt/Condo for Rent

BRAND NEW duplex/townhouse in Blind Bay. Hardwood floors, tile flooring, Stainless steel appliances. Master bedroom ensuite has big soaker tub separate shower. Three bedroom & 2.5 bathrooms. 2282 sq. ft. Lots of storage air conditioned, BI vacuum. $289,900. (250)463-4845 or email:

60’ Lakefront on Westside Rd w/quad bunk 32’ RV trailer sewer holding tank, hydro & water. $75,000. 250-938-0755

Houses For Sale Care-free living! 2 bedroom, 2 bath + den townhouse with a garage All one level Overlooks green space and has a lovely porch area New flooring, paint, fridge, stove and water heater see pictures at sign#64890 $202,000. Call (250)832-6765

Other Areas 20 ACRES free! Own 60 acres for 40 acre price/payment. $0 Down, $198/mo. Money back guarantee, no credit checks. Beautiful Views, West Texas. 1-800-843-7537.

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent

Lots FULLY serviced level building lots on Canoe Beach Drive. REDUCED (250)836-4902 GREEN EMERALD ESTATES PREMIUM ESTATE LOTS. East upper Lakeshore Rd,

Salmon Arm. U build or we build 250-833-5855


Best rate 5yr-2.89%OAC

Serving the Columbia-Shuswap since 1976. Rates Consistently better than banks


Toll free 1-800-658-2345

Houses For Sale

1BDRM. apartment, close to down town, adults, NS, NP, references req.(250)833-6855 2 bd apt near dntwn Salmon Arm, n/s, util. & Lndry included $875. Call 5pm 604-835-4111 2BDRM, 2bath, Cambridge Court, 5appl., gas FP, $1000/mo + util (inc gas & water) NS, NP, (250)675-2385 2BDRM. across from Askew’s DT, W/D, parking, Call Colin (1-604)858-8176 or Jeremy (1-250)253-2404 Avail Now 3BDRM., 191-4 St. SE, parking spot, coin laundry, NP, NS, $850/mo. children welcome avail Sept 1 (250)804-9627 Avail Sept 1 Large 1 Bdrm + Den DT $875/mo incl util. NS NP 250-675-2934 FAB SICAMOUS CONDO, 2 BED 2 BATH, EXPANSIVE LIVING DINING AREA, FP, MAIN FLOOR, FURNISHED AVAILABLE SEPT 1/13. NOW TO JUNE 15/14, MAY TURN TO 12 MONTH RENTAL, SEASONAL POOL, HOT TUB, MOORAGE $625/month + utilities + DD 403-819-1295 or 403-804-6228 LUXURY 2BDRM. Covered patio, private entr., 5 appl’s, Lee Creek area. $975. inclds utils, wifi, cable (250)679-3597

Sun Ridge Estates Seniors 55+ 2 bedroom apartment 1100sqft., 3 appliances Fireplace, Air Conditioning Common & Guest Rooms Starting at $1000/month Please call Troy (250)833-9158

Cottages / Cabins BRIGHT, clean fully furn. cottage, Paradise Point, past Sunnybrae, 1bdrm., Kitchen living & dining room, laundry $750/mo., incl. hydro, sat tv & internet. (250)835-8236 COUNTRY cozy 2bdrm 1.5bath part furn. cabin, pet ok, $950/mo. (250)833-0373 ENDERBY Cute cabin, Forest Grove MHP, 1bdrm., N/S (250)838-6041

Duplex / 4 Plex 2BDRM+ adult bldg., newly reno’d, NS, NP, refs req., very quiet, $740/mo. + util., avail. immed. (250)804-0776

Housesitting HOUSE SITTERS avail. Sept. 14 until the end of Oct. Mature responsible couple will take care of pets & plants (250)832-0090

Misc for Rent 3 Bdrm 2 1/2 bath house in Hillcrest area, Avail Aug 1


Houses For Sale

HOME BUYING MADE EASY • New home on its own 50 X 100 lot • All landscaping c/w underground sprinklers • Concrete drive & walkway All for only




LAKEVIEW MANOR Beautiful unfurnished and fully furn. Apts. Viewing Shuswap Lake & McGuire Park. Close to all amenities in quiet adult NS, NP building. *Short term rates avail. Ref’s req’d 250-833-9148

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per month OAC



(250)804-6216 DAILY, weekly, monthly meals can be incl., single or double private bdrm, living room, bath, incl. sat tv, wifi, & laundry (250)804-5545

Mobile Homes & Pads 3BDRM 1.5 bath, deck on 1/2 acre, 5appl. $1000/mo + util. pets neg. 250-832-5119 or 250-517-7909 CANOE: 2bdrm +, 1bath, garage, F/S, fp, avail. Sept 1st, $800/mo.+util. (604)591-2567

Mobile Homes & Pads MARA: 2bdrm. mobile, addition, deck, creekside, new floors, electric & plumbing, f/s/w/d/ac, elec. heat, $700/mo. + DD (250)838-7670

Homes for Rent 1200sqft. 3bdrm top floor, 5appl., heated garage, util. incl. avail. now (250)833-8966 4 BED 3 Bath Shuswap House w/Lake views & wrap around Balcony. $1800/m MUST SEE! 519-479-2011 Avail Sept Avail Oct 1 3Bdrm Bungalow on 13 Acres, privacy, view. Less than 10 min to DT SA $1250/mo 250-549-6773

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Rooms for Rent

Suites, Upper

QUIET convenient location on bus route close to college & Uptown Askews, working preferred or student $450/mo. plus DD, free internet & cable, avail. immed. (250)832-3587

2BDRM., 2bath, fully furnished, 5appl., cable & util. incl., NS, NP, ref’s & DD req., $1200/mo. leave message (250)833-6268

Cars - Sports & Imports


Shared Accommodation WIFI, movie theatre, pool table, pet friendly, cheap STORAGE avail., (250)833-1497.


3BDRM., 2bath, W/D/DW, f/p, a/c, 2blocks from college, 4Int/tv outlets, small pet okay, no partiers, $900/mo., phone Dawn after 4pm 250-833-0969


Auto Financing

Trucks & Vans

Suites, Lower BLIND Bay: 3bdrm. 2bath, NP pref., NS, util. incl., avail. Sept 1, $1200/mo. (250)515-3169 Blind Bay Fabulous 4 Bdrm Home. semi Lakeshore 2 FP’s Deeded beach C/W dock, etc.. NP NS Ref’s Req’ $1100/mo Util and WiFi incl. 250-6754699 or 250-804-6181 Avail Mid Sept to Mid June COMPLETELY reno’d semi beachfront, top floor house on 1/2acre. 2Bdrm, new tile in floor heat, new carpet, kitchen & bath, 5appl., lrg deck, 1100sqft. internet, private dock, 20 min. to SA , NS, NP, ref’s req’d, $1000/mo. (604)612-1715 (604)861-6254 DOWNTOWN SA, 3bdrm. 2 level suite, NS, NP, refs req. $1200/mo. util. incl., avail. now (250)832-6296 EAGLE Bay, 3bdrm, 1.5 bath, garage, avail. Sept.1, pet neg. $1050/mo. (403)479-4858 FOR Rent in Chase, 3bdrm, 3bath, 5appl. plus central air & vac., avail. Sept 1st, (250)6793695 (250)318-1393 FULLY Furnished Home in beautiful Blind Bay. In Floor Heating. 2 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Baths. Non Smokers and No Pets Please. Available from Sept to May. Reasonable rent for the right tenants. References Required. 250-253-3395 Salmon Arm 13 min to Silver Creek. 20 ACRES, 3Bed 2 Bath Farmhouse. Comes with High Shop ceiling 2000 Sq.Ft. 220 Amp Concrete floor. Barns High celing room for semi trucks RV Pets, animals, storage and gardens or business. $1600/month No Deposit required Just great tenants Avail Sept 1/13 250-309-4703

Recreational/Sale MELBOURNE Motorhome by Joyco, 2010-26 ft., 6000 miles, like new, selling due to illness. Would like someone to take over payments of: $540.00 per mth at RBC.1-250 377-7411 1-250 574-7525 (Kamloops)

PRIVATE, covered 90x60 ft quonset storage, pwr/wtr. RV/Boat/Car/Trailer. 10mins outside of Salmon Arm. Year round short or long term at $4.00 linear ft. Call Thomas at 250-804-1115, 250804-6730, or

2BDRM. brand new, bright, beautiful includes W/D $1000/mo. (250)833-2144 2 bdrm Daylight Basement suite. Good location. NP. Utilities incl. F/S, W/D. $800. 250-804-3876 2BDRM great location no stairs. avail. immed, walk to town, lakeview, cable incl. util. extra. NS/NP, DD req’d, $800/mo. 250-832-6684. Avail Sept 15th BLIND Bay 1bdrm available now. Walk-out suite. Utils. included. $700/mo DD & Ref’s req. N/P, N/S (250)675-2710 Blind Bay Level Entry newly Reno’d. All Appl, 2 Bdrm, Semi Lakeshore. Deeded Beach C/W Dock Etc. Wi/Fi Furnished. All App. NP NS $800/Mo Util incl. Mid Sept to Mid June Call 250-675-4699 or 250-804-6181 Bright clean 2Bdrm Daylight suite Close to DT incl 5 ppl. Util incl NS no parties Ref’s and DD Req. $975/mo 250804-5659 or 250-202-6446 CEDAR Heights: Brand New 1000 sqft., 2bdrm., all appl., sep. ent., $900/mo. + half util., (250)675-5322 CHASE: 2bdrm newly reno’d N/S, N/P, 5appl., heat incl. $725/mo + DD. Refs Adult Oriented (250)679-8578 FULLY furn. 1bdrm. bachelor suitable for student, w/d/dw/f, ref’s req., $750/mo. incl. hydro, gas, tv (780)882-4094 LARGE Bright 1Bdrm den kitchen and dining room W/D Partly furnished. desirable location incl util & sat, NP NS own patio, ref req. $850 (250)832-3016 LARGE fully reno’d 1bdrm. level entry, quiet area near college, private drive, gas fp, w/d hookup, suitable for mature working single $750/mo. util. incl (250)833-4948

New Crop of BC Apples Sunrise, Gala’s, Mac’s

2006 GMC Std. Cab 4x4 V6 Auto 118,000km $7500 OBO 250-832-0893 2007 Honda Ridgeline orig owner great cond Nicely loaded $11,500 250-833-8407

DreamTeam Auto Financing “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

1-800-961-7022 DL# 7557

Fully loaded 2002 GMC Sierra 1500 4X4, ext cab, 5.3L V8, well maint., excel. cond., no accidents, 250,000 km., very reliable, leather seats, A/C, CD, remote start, On Star cap, rocker panels, nerf bars, box rails, the works! $7500. OBO. (250) 804-1728

Cars - Domestic 1990 Pontiac Sunbird, stereo, summer & winter tires, good cond. $800. (250)832-1199 2001 Grande Marquis only 78,000km excellent condition $6000. (250)463-3312 2001 Pontiac Sunfire, 2dr., 114,000km, manual, winter & summer tires on rims $2100. obo (250)832-5487 (250)8320090

Cars - Sports & Imports

1998 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9 Convertible Soft top, 5 speed manual. Heated leather seats,power windows, seats & mirrors. 4 new Uniroyal tires, Alpine stereo w/ipod wired in. Wind blocker on roll bars, Air bags and more. Summer driven only and garage stored during winter. Very Sleek looking & Well maintained. $14,000. (250)804-6399

Boats 1978 17’ Sidewinder runabout inboard 6 Cyl. Needs a little work. Offers 250-832-0893 19’ Bayliner Capri Cuddy, Merc cruiser 3.0L, in/out, Complete slope back canvas and sides. Fresh water cooling. 6HP Evinrude aux. motor. Galvanized escort trailer. Very clean. $8500 OBO. 250-955-2471 or 604-319-1943


We Don’t Grow Everything, we sell, we buy from experienced growers who will do a better job than us



Wednesday, August 21, 2013 Salmon Arm Observer

24 Hour Service Rob Stunzi cell: 250-253-2829 • Utility locating - Hydro/gas/water/fibre optics • Catch basins/sumps/drains • Steam work • Line flushing • Slot trenching

ZAPPONE BROS. CONTRACTING • Gravel Sales & Delivery • Topsoil & Landscape Rock • Road Building & Site Prep • Lowbedding in Local Area • Excavating 440 - 60th St. SE, Salmon Arm



Tree Services

Bill Walker

All locally container grown: Spruce, Fir, Larch, Pine, Hemlock, Yew & Cedar!!


Serving Sicamous & the Shuswap FULLY INSURED, REFERENCES

1051-60 St. SW, Salmon Arm, BC

By appointment only: (250) 804-4301

Landscape design & installation Rock/retaining walls Water features & irrigation

Mufers Brakes Shocks Complete Automotive Repairs


TREE SERVICE We Cut Trees and More!! Stump Grinder - Bobcat - Excavator Residential & Commercial Properties 250-836-4147

Wholesale Lumber



Mon.-Fri. 8:30-5:00


Corine Hild

Accredited Mortgage Professional I specialize in all products... • First Time Home Buyers • Construction • Renewals • Re�inance • Consolidation

Call me for your mortgage needs

Custom Cottages & Sheds, built to last!

Custom built rustic furniture, book cases, benches & tables

Wanted good newer used building materials, especially windows that open & doors 4560 Trans Can. Hwy. NW at Sandy Point 250-803-0148

• ICBC Repairs • Glass Replacement • Painting • Sand Blasting • Private Insurance Repairs • Frame Straightening

WE’VE GONE GREEN™ Now using environmentally-friendly and compliant WATERBORNE PAINT Salmon Arm FRAME & BODY SHOP

42nd St SW


1st Ave SW


At Your Service

Bart’s Muffler offers more than muffler repair. For many years Bart’s has been a full service automotive maintenance & repair shop. You can bring vehicles, trailers & RV’s of all types, new or used in for a range of the latest in servicing repair & maintenance. Four hard-working employees are happy to help customers with any of their automotive needs. “We strive to build trust & relationships with our customers.” says owner Russ Bartman. For all your automotive needs & to experience excellent customer service. Call Bart’s Minute Muffler & Maintenance.

• Fischer’s Funeral Home • Ben’s Towing

Mark Pennell owner 4130 - 1st Ave. SW




Wood Heat Services

• Fully Insured • Chimney Sweep • Stove Installs & Maintenance • WETT Inspections Call Robert Babakaiff 250-803-2168 Salmon Arm

Tekamar Mortgages Ltd. #205 - 271 Ross St. NE • T��:250.832.8006 C���: 250.832.5856 •

Flexible Hours and

House Calls! Tim Giandomenico Mortgage Broker

Cel. 250-515-3838 Fax 250-833-0131 Toll Free: 1-855-803-0101


Farm Services


• Fir Bark Mulch • Shavings • Sawdust

250-260-0110 250-804-3030

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Your German Painter

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More than 35 Experience in Years of Painting & Wall kinds allpaper hanging

Phone: Cell:


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250 675-0025 778-220-2776

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B Don Batke Renovations

Renovations • Finishing • Drywall • Tiling • ETC.

Serving the Okanagan and the Shuswap for over 40 years.

free estimates 250.675.0011 Cell: 250.878.4460


mon Arm Observer - August 20, 2010

ON NOW AT YOUR BC BUICK GMC DEALERS. BCGMCDEALERS.CA 1-800-GM-DRIVE. GMC is a brand of General Motors of Canada. ‡/^/*Offers apply to the purchase of new or demonstrator 2013 GMC pickups, crossovers and SUVs. Freight included ($1,550/$1,600). License, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Limited time offers which may not be combined with other offers, and are subject to change without notice. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in BC Buick GMC Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer trade may be required. Limited quantities of 2013 models available. GMCL, RBC Royal Bank, TD Auto Financing Services or Scotiabank may modify, extend or terminate this offer in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See Buick GMC dealer for details. ++ Based on GM Testing in accordance with approved Transport Canada test methods. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. ¥ For retail customers only. $3,500/$4,000/$2,500/$6,500 manufacturer-to-dealer credit available on cash purchases of 2013 Terrain/Acadia/Sierra 1500/Sierra HD. Dealers may sell for less. Other cash credits available on most models. By selecting lease or financing offers, consumers are foregoing such discounts and incentives which will result in a higher effective interest rate. $7,500 manufacturer to dealer delivery credit available on the 2013 Sierra 1500 (tax exclusive) for retail customers only. Other cash credits available on most models. See participating dealer for details. Offers end September 3, 2013. ‡‡ Offer only valid from July 3, 2013 to September 30, 2013 (the “Program Period”) to retail customers resident in Canada who own or are currently leasing (during the Program Period) a GM or competitor pickup truck to receive a $1,000 credit towards the purchase, finance or lease of an eligible new 2013 GMC Sierra Light Duty or GMC Sierra Heavy Duty. Only one (1) credit may be applied per eligible vehicle sale. Offer is transferable to a family member living in the same household (proof of address required). This offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. The $1,000 credit includes GST/PST/HST as applicable by province. As part of the transaction, dealer will request current vehicle registration and/or insurance to prove ownership. GMCL reserves the right to amend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without prior notice. Void where prohibited by law. Additional conditions and limitations apply. See your GM dealer for details. ^ 0% purchase financing offered on approved credit by RBC Royal Bank/TD Auto Financing/Scotiabank for 84/72 months on new or demonstrator 2013 Terrain and Acadia/Sierra 1500 and Sierra HD. Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $10,000 at 0% APR, the monthly payment is $119/$139 for 84/72 months. Cost of borrowing is $0, total obligation is $10,000. Offer is unconditionally interest-free. + The Best Buy seal is a registered trademark of Consumers Digest Communications, LLC, used under license. ^* For more information visit ** U.S. Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are a part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program ( † Offers available to retail customers in Canada only between July 3, 2013 and September 3, 2013. Price includes freight and PDI but excludes license, insurance, registration, dealer fees, fees associated with filing at movable property registry/PPSA fees, duties, marketing fees and taxes. Dealer may sell for less. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without notice. See participating dealer for details. ≠ Offer only valid from July 3, 2013 to September 30, 2013 (the “Program Period”) to retail customers resident in Canada who own or are currently leasing (during the Program Period) a GMC Terrain, Pontiac Torrent, Aztek, Sunrunner, Buick Rendezvous, Saturn Vue will receive a $1,000 credit towards the purchase, lease or factory order of an eligible new 2013 GMC Terrain. Only one (1) credit may be applied per eligible vehicle sale. Offer is transferable to a family member living in the same household (proof of address required). This offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. The $1,000 credit includes GST/PST/HST as applicable by province. As part of the transaction, dealer will request current vehicle registration and/or insurance to prove ownership. GMCL reserves the right to amend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without prior notice. Void where prohibited by law. Additional conditions and limitations apply. See your GM dealer for details. ¥¥ The GMC Sierra LD received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles among large light-duty pickups in a tie in the proprietary J.D. Power 2013 U.S. Initial Quality StudySM. Study based on responses from 83,442 new-vehicle owners, measuring 230 models and measures opinions after 90 days of ownership. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of owners surveyed in February-May 2013. Your experiences may vary. Visit *† 2013 GMC Sierra HD payload of 3276 kg (7222 lb.) based on model C30903 DRW, ball-hitch towing of 8165 kg (18,000 lb.) based on models K30953/K30943 and 5th-wheel towing of 10,478 kg (23,100 lb.) based on model K30903 DRW. Maximum payload capacity includes the weight of the driver, passengers, optional equipment and cargo and is approximate. Maximum trailer weight rating is calculated assuming a properly equipped base vehicle, except for any options necessary to achieve the rating, plus driver. Weight of other optional equipment, passengers and cargo will reduce the maximum trailer weight that your vehicle can tow. *‡ Requires Regular Cab model C30903 with Dual Rear Wheels and gas engine. Maximum payload capacity includes weight of driver, passengers, optional equipment and cargo. ^* Available on GMC Sierra Heavy Duty models only. Vehicle features and performance capabilities subject to change. Additional charges for product options may apply. See Dealer for Details. ††Offer applies to new 2013 MY Sierra Heavy Duty Models delivered by September 3, 2013 at participating dealers in Canada. Dealer trade may be required. This offer may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate this offer in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See your GM dealer for details.

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