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Developable land is one thing the Penticton area is short on, but there is good news on the horizon as a long-awaited residential development shows signs of getting underway. This week, the Penticton Indian Band Development Corporation and Greyback Developments Ltd. announced details of their partnership to build Skaha Hills, a 223 hectares, $250-million development to be built on PIB lands on the bench west of the Penticton airport. “Without question this is an outstanding development site,” said Larry Kenyon, president of Greyback. “The lack of good developable land has stagnated Penticton’s growth in the past and we believe there is a pent-up demand for a nice, master-planned community offering some resort style amenities.” Groundbreaking on the site is expected in November with sales beginning in March 2014. Skaha Hills, formerly known as Arrowleaf, has been long in the planning. It traces its roots back to 1997, when the band voted in support of a casino resort there. The PIB lost their bid for a casino, so that never came about. But in 2009, when the PIB began revitalizing their economic development plans, the idea resurfaced. “Our community said, just because we lost the casino doesn’t mean we can’t do the resort development,” said PIB Chief Jonathan Kruger in a 2012 interview. He has described the project as “a model project in one of the top-10 tourist destinations in the world.” The PIB land was recently released for development to their partner, Greyback, and fully secured by a Crownlease withthe federal government. The development site is the first of its





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kind to be designated for a 150-year term. According to Kruger, the new development will be a strong economic driver for the entire region, with spin-off benefits from improved infrastructure, economic benefits to retail, commercial and industrial sectors as well as huge employment opportunities. He estimated it could have an impact in the range of 1,500 jobs. Skaha Hills will be built in seven phases, to a full complement of 600 homes with protected lands surrounding the community to preserve the views from the bench. Proposed amenities include golf, beachfront access, hiking trails, pools, clubhouse and sports courts. The entrance will feature a rock waterfall accented with indigenous “peach rock” found in a hidden quarry. Plans show sloped hills planted with vineyards leading up to the controlled-access community. “The elevated site on the south end of Penticton is one of the finest parcels of land for development in Penticton because of its views, natural setting and proximity to amenities and Highway 97, the main artery through the Okanagan,” said Curt Jansen, Skaha Hills director of real estate. “Skaha Hills offers unparalleled views and broad vistas of the Penticton area, spanning from Okanagan Lake, over Skaha Lake to Okanagan Falls.” The first phase features six floor plans of rancher-style homes designed with main floor living and open floor plans, starting around $400,000. “Home owners in Skaha Hills will be part of an evolving community in an incredible setting,” said Jansen. “The natural surroundings set the stage for an enviable lifestyle, combined with everything the South Okanagan has to offer: wine, golf, water and a wide variety of homes that offer some amazing views of the lake and valley.”

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Regional district targets clean up bylaws Joe Fries

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Bylaws meant to deal with unsightly properties will come under scrutiny after a local politician suggested it’s too difficult for some citizens to file complaints. Tom Siddon, who represents Area D of the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen, said three neighbours must sign complaints and be willing to testify in court about a nuisance property before bylaw officers can initiate action within his constituency of Okanagan Falls-Kaleden. “If neighbours don’t want to have to appear in court, then we apparently tell them we can’t act on their complaint, and I’m suggesting that’s not good enough,” he told

the RDOS board at a meeting this month. Besides the three-letter rule being too onerous, Siddon continued, it may also violate the privacy rights of the people making the complaints, and dissuade others from coming forward. RDOS chief administrative officer Bill Newell noted there is “great inconsistency” in so-called good neighbour bylaws in the different electoral areas and municipalities, so staff would welcome the chance to do a review and possibly harmonize the rules. Michael Brydon, the director for Area F, said his bylaw allows him to initiate a complaint process, which helps to screen out ungrounded concerns on the West Bench. “That way the director can say,

Tom Siddon ‘No, these are feuding neighbours, I’m not going to waste the bylaw officer’s time,’ or, ‘Yes, this is a seri-

ous issue,” Brydon said. Oliver Mayor Ron Hovanes, also an RDOS director, said the threeletter rule in Area D was likely meant to screen out bad complaints. His community ran into problems when “we had a couple people with not much better to do than drive around town and try to find places (of concern) and give us a list.” Hovanes said there must be a mechanism to ensure the person complaining is “somewhat directly affected” by a nuisance property. Area G Director Angelique Wood said an ongoing issue in her communities of rural Keremeos and Hedley highlights the need for stronger enforcement action. She said she’s having a hard time initiating a cleanup on a property in

Hedley even though it’s a seeming fire hazard and the owner isn’t around to fight back. “This man is now dead. It should not be difficult,” Wood said. “So I’d like to see some teeth that make these processes easier.” Siddon hopes the bylaw review will include broader discussion about the way in which the RDOS will enforce the rules and how much it spends to do so. “There’s a question of resources here. And if people are paying taxes, $2,000 a crack or whatever, they expect service,” he said. “The bottom line is that we’re here to make these attractive communities people want to live in, and we have some duty to ensure that these (anti-social) practices are not tolerated.”

Pink cups support research City council takes new Joe Fries

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Upwards of 10,000 eye-catching coffee cups are expected to hit the streets of Penticton this month as a local coffee shop brews up support for a good cause. All 62 Blenz Coffee locations around B.C. have replaced their yellow to-go cups with pink versions for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s hoped the cups will help raise money for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation since the company will match customer donations up to a total of $5,000. Danielle Said, who manages the Blenz in downtown Penticton, said the colourful cups have been a hit since they arrived here. “A lot of people are curious about it at first, and then once they find out what it’s for, they’re Danielle Said, Blenz Coffee manager holds pretty excited about it,” she said. Besides donating in store, customers can one of the special cups used during Breast also scan a barcode on the pink cups that will Cancer Awareness month Joe Fries/Western News direct their smartphone to a website where they And that’s exactly what the Canadian Breast can give money to the foundation. “People just like the colour,” Said contin- Cancer Foundation is after, confirmed Nicholas ued, “but it’s a nice way to enter into a conver- Locke, the group’s vice-president of business development for the B.C.-Yukon region. sation about how they can donate.” “A lot of our messaging now is around “Even men have had a good reaction to it,” health promotion, and this helps us with that,” she added. Local realtor Doug Chapman, who took a he said. “So many people are affected by breast canbreak in the shop Friday, said he usually visits Blenz a couple of times a day and is proud cer — one in nine women in Canada will be dito leave with a pink cup in his hand, even if it agnosed during their lifetime — so it’s a cause that means a lot to many, many people.” does lead to some good-natured jabs at work. Parallel to the donation campaign, Blenz is “As I walked into the office the other day, two of the ladies made comments about the giving away five $25 gift cards each week in pink cup and how it suited me. I’m not quite October to people who post the most creative photographs of their pink cups on social media sure what they meant,” he said with a laugh. “It’s a great idea,” Chapman added. “It websites like Twitter, Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #BlenzPinkCup. brings awareness.”

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Penticton city council has changed its committee structure. Along with new appointments made necessary by the recent byelection, council has set a limit on how many councillors can be on a committee and what position they can fill. “Committees reported that there were too many councillors sitting at their table, inhibiting their discussion, so this is an attempt to equalize the workload, and restructure our representation,” said Mayor Garry Litke. The new committee terms of reference now limit participation to one council appointee and one council alternate. Coun. Wes Hopkin explained that the full impact of the committee terms of reference also included that those council members are non-voting. “They are just there to


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District optimistic despite lower enrolment Joe Fries

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Enrolment within the Okanagan Skaha School District is down by 33 students so far this year, although officials see it as cause for optimism. “Our projected enrolment (for 201314) estimated a decline of 100 students, so we have 77 more students than we anticipated,” superintendent Wendy Hyer told trustees at last week’s board meeting. The total number of

students enrolled in the district stood at 5,989 as of Sept. 30, down from 6,073 as of May 30. “So, although our enrolment continues to decline, it’s one of the smallest declines we’ve seen in probably 10 years,” said Hyer. She cautioned, however, that the smaller-than-expected drop will not mean more money. Schools are funded based on full-time equivalent students rather than headcount,

she explained, so it’s possible those extra bodies will bring only partial dollars. Plus, the district is still in funding protection from the Ministry of Education that guards against unexpected changes in funding due to fluctuating enrolment. “Even though we have 77 more... kids, which required us to hire additional teachers, we won’t actually see any increase in funding,” Hyer said.

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current session. Penticton Secondary School registered the largest overall boost, with 27 extra kids that took it up to 1,231. The smallest student body in the district remains at Naramata Elementary, which had just 65 pupils registered as of Sept. 30. Meanwhile, the number of high school students who attended summer school in July declined significantly. Just 13 students, all in Grades 9 and 10, attended two weeks of remedial math classes only, down from 42 a year earlier. Jennifer Wingham, the principal for program for middle and high school students, attributed the decline to a steep decrease in the number of referrals from schools. She told trustees that fewer students are being referred to summer classes because schools are finding new ways to help them pass courses.

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School board chairwoman Ginny Manning said enrolment is projected to hold steady next year, then increase slightly for 2015-16. “It is heartening to see that the enrolment decline this year is considerably smaller than was anticipated and in fact is the smallest decline in 10 years,” she said. Assistant superintendent Dave Burgoyne said the district doesn’t track where the 77 unexpected students came from, although some arrived in the South Okanagan with their families from neighbouring provinces. “That’s just an observation,” he cautioned, “not hard numbers.” Five of 18 schools in the district saw their headcount increase between the end of the last school year and the first month of the

If the Vees keep performing like they did this weekend with wins against Prince George and Powell River, mayors from 16 B.C. communities are going to be sporting Penticton Vees jerseys in their council chambers. Mayors from 16 B.C. communities with BCHL franchises decided to make this year’s hockey season a little more interesting with a friendly wager, answering the 2013-14 jersey challenge initiated by Port Alberni Mayor John Douglas. He challenged his fellow mayors to wear the jersey of the team that wins the 2014 Fred Page Cup at a subsequent council meeting. Mayor Garry Litke accepted the challenge in support of the Penticton Vees during the Union of B.C. Municipalities conference in Vancouver last month. “I made a couple of wagers while I was there,” said Litke. BCHL commissioner John Grisdale knows well the passion league fans express when rival teams face off. He was happy to see that passion reflected by the municipal politicians. “Our teams receive great support from their respective communities, some genuine rivalries exist between towns because of that,” said Grisdale. “With each of the mayors taking on the challenge put out there by Mayor Douglas, it only raises the level of interest and intrigue. “We look forward to another successful season and salute the mayors for accepting the jersey challenge.”

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Community has much to be thankful Joe Fries Western News Staff

Canada, family and even giant schnauzers were among the things for which people publicly acknowledged their thanks Saturday on a gratitude wall erected in downtown Penticton. The wall was actually the window of the former Tim Hortons location on Main Street, where passers-by were provided paper and pens to write down whatever they are thankful for. Messages were then taped onto the glass. “To have people put up comments on the board is a reminder to them and to everybody who stops to read the board that there’s great things in life,” said Lawrence Jaggernath, a Penticton man who’s thankful for living in Canada. His family has taken in an exchange student from Japan and the experience

has renewed their appreciation for their home country. “It helps us to appreciate what we have and what other people don’t have,” Jaggernath said. Christine Dettling, who spotted the board while visiting the downtown community market with her seven siblings, all of whom were in Penticton for Thanksgiving, had no difficulty deciding to publicly acknowledge her family. “I think it’s a fabulous idea,” she said of the board. Kelowna woman Colleen Owens was also pleasantly surprised when she stumbled across the display. “I think I heard about something like this on CBC Radio, because some artists are doing something like this in the States and other areas of Canada,” she said. “So I was really excited to see one that I could actually participate in.”

While most of the people who wrote on the board gave thanks for family and friends, Owens was the only one to mention giant schnauzers. “I am allergic to dogs, so these are one of the breeds I can live with,” she explained while petting one of her pooches. “These are my chosen children.” Community market co-ordinator Laurel Burnham said the board was modelled on one that sprung up in New Orleans and was mentioned on a TED Talk. Saturday’s community market was the last of the year, and given its proximity to Thanksgiving, Burnham thought it would be an interesting conversation piece. “In this valley, in this community, in this country, we have a tremendous amount to be thankful for and I wanted people to take a moment and reflect on all we have in this beautiful, peaceful,

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prosperous place,” she said. Penticton Secondary School students Olivia Carolan and Gabby Blais, assisted with the project through their leadership class.

RDOS - appointment causes stir “I think the choice made to take my place is absolutely wrong,” said Vassilaki. “This councillor is not going to be here for the next term, he is not going to run.” According to Vassilaki, either Robinson or Coun. Konanz would be a better choice. Konanz, he said, is next in line to go to the RDOS. The source of Vassilaki’s concern was the potential loss to city council. “I was there for 8.5 years. I was the longest sitting member of the RDOS as I am the longest sitting member here on city council,” he said, explaining that he had learned from his experience there, experience he and other RDOS appointees brought back to the city council table. “It made me more passionate about how I feel about Penticton, learning from them as to how they felt about their areas. Some of those are very small, they only have one person running them, the director that has been elected,” said Vassilaki. “I learned how those people feel, where they are coming from and where they are going. And I think the same thing happens here. “All that education is going to remain here in the city of

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Penticton, it is not going to leave to go wherever Coun. Hopkin is going to go. “I do believe that someone has to be on the board that will learn about our region that can be very useful around this table.” Konanz agreed with Vassilaki’s opinion, noting that she had been filling in as an RDOS board member since Litke resigned his council seat to run for mayor. “I have learned quite a bit. We need to continue to inspect

what is happening, so we are not paying too much there, so we are learning what is happening with different things that affect us as a city,” said Konanz. “I would like to ask how you decided to remove me as the RDOS representative.” Litke, however, refused to answer publicly, only stating there was private information involved. According to Hopkin, he has not decided whether to run in 2014. Like other councillors, he said, he was considering whether to run for a second term. “Some, even though they may run, may not be here in 2014 either,” said Hopkin, though he agreed there was some merit in Vassilaki’s comments. “But sometimes it is good to have a fresh set of eyes, I think I can provide that.” When the RDOS appointments came to a vote, it was passed unanimously, including both Vassilaki and Konanz. Along with Litke and Hopkin, Couns. Andrew Jakubeit and Judy Sentes were appointed to the RDOS, with Vassilaki, Konanz and Robinson as first, second and third alternates, respectively.














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Always a reason to be thankful Life has a habit of getting in the way, of reminding us just how precious our time is, of keeping us overly preoccupied with living from day to day. But Thanksgiving weekend is the perfect time to take stock, to take a look around and count all of our good fortunes. We have many. To start with, despite the best efforts of some politicians, we still live in the very best province in the very best country. Consider our health care system. It may not be perfect, but we have one, and there are few of us who can say they have gone through life without a little help from the health-care system. We may not like the way our health-care system is run, but there are worse systems, and there are many people without access to health care. Then there are our neighbours to the south. They’ve been held hostage by their own government for close to two weeks over publiclyfunded health care. Thanksgiving is also a time to share our bounty with others. What better place than the Okanagan Valley. What better time than fall in the valley, when there is an abundance of food from local farms. Home Hardware hosted a cooking demonstration Saturday, then donated the food to a family in need. Sunday, the folks at the Soupateria opened their doors to hundreds of folks looking for a PENTICTON WESTERN hearty meal. Sometimes life gets in the way, but we still have plenty to be thankful for. The next time life gets in the way, just look around to see how fortunate you are.


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Social justice as student indoctrination As the B.C. Teachers’ Federation executive moseys back to the bargaining table after a summer off, I’m reminded of former education minister George Abbott’s thoughts on his time trying to establish a civil discussion with the province’s most militant union. It started with a lecture. “In my first meeting with the BCTF, and I gather this is characteristic of all first meetings with education ministers, the TF advises that yes, they are a union, but first and foremost they are social activists and agents of social change,” Abbott recalled. Their buzzword is “social justice,” which is portrayed by leftists as superior to plain old justice, in ways that are seldom defined. So what exactly are the goals of this social change? Here’s some of what I’ve gleaned. Parents may recall the 2008 introduction of an elective high school course called Social Justice 12.

This was mainly the result of intense protest by a couple of gay activist teachers, and the ministry curriculum describes its emphasis on inclusion of racial, cultural and sexual differences. That’s all good, and it’s now bolstered by urgently needed antiTom Fletcher bullying and empathy B.C. Views efforts at all grades. Then there is the with activities that BCTF version. It’s not include collecting food just a battle against bank donations and, racism, homophobia and “writing to the premier sexism but also poverty asking for a systemic and globalization. plan to address child The BCTF has a poverty.” quarterly Social Justice Leaving aside Newsletter filled with whether eight-year-olds predictable economic can understand what assumptions. systemic means, this Readers of the latest rhetoric is taken directly issue are reminded at from the tired old NDP length that the United policy book. Nations takes a dim It rests on the view of Canada’s cherished myth that record on human rights, poverty is imposed by including a right to right-wing governments housing. that refuse to double Undefined poverty the minimum wage and statistics are cited, pile more taxes on “the although Statistics rich.” Canada has nothing And what about that but incomplete relative darned globalization? measures. The BCTF still has a One article describes 2001 teaching guide on a social justice club for its website promoting Grade 2 and 3 students, the claim that Nike

is uniquely guilty of making shoes and exercise gear in Third World sweatshops. Teachers are to instruct students how to organize a boycott of Nike, thus passing the received wisdom of campus radicalism to the next generation. This was all debunked years ago. Are Adidas, Reebok, Apple and Microsoft any different? Has nothing changed in 12 years? A quick web search will show this is a stale old tale with a convenient villain, to avoid complex questions. A BCTF official assures me this unit is being updated. Once that one is done, maybe they could check over their teaching unit on Enbridge’s Northern Gateway proposal, another labour of the union’s social justice truth team. Entitled What We Stand To Lose With Pipelines and Supertankers, it boasts wildlife photos and key sources from the left

(Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) to the far-left fringe (Pipe Up Network). It is another protesters’ guide designed around a predetermined viewpoint. BCTF bosses love to talk about the importance of critical thinking. These onesided caricatures of Nike, Enbridge and other familiar villains seem designed to produce the opposite. They remind me of George Orwell’s classic novel 1984, where loyal party members are required to focus on selected enemies in a daily ritual called the Two Minutes Hate. Perhaps this is a clue to why our school system produces so many students lacking in employment skills and bursting with demands for government-imposed wealth redistribution. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press and, Twitter:@tomfletcherbc E-mail: tfletcher@

Penticton Western News Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Local evidence shows climate change is real

(re: Latest report confirms climate change a hoax, Letters, Western News, Oct. 4) Thanks for the laughs, Mr. Sturhahn. Just because the IPCC has admitted flawed models in their climate studies, that does not equate to your ludicrous claim that therefore climate change is a hoax. Not at all. Nowhere in your letter do you back up your claims, making you even less credible than the IPCC. Where is your proof that the globe is actually cooling the last 20 years? Do you just pull that stuff out of thin air so you will feel less guilty about your selfish lifestyle using fossil fuels? Otto, do you remember Okanagan lake freezing up to Summerland and beyond in the 1980s? I do. Does that happen anymore? No. In the 1940s it froze all the way to Kelowna. Explain why that doesn’t happen, if you think the earth is cooling. Explain why glaciers are retreating at an accelerated pace, explain Mt. Kilimanjaro losing its snowcap in the last decade after thousand of years. Explain the North Pole becoming a lake for the first time in thousands of years, this very year.

Explain what you possibly gain by keeping your head in the sand. I can only assume you come from an older generation, used to treating the world as your ashtray and are too ashamed to admit it. Shameful.

Paul Floyd Penticton

Local businesses outstanding

Hopefully you can print this piece as I believe too many of Penticton’s businesses are not given credit or applause for out-standing service or customer satisfaction. I have been a regular customer of Canada Safeway since the early 1950s, being from Winnipeg, where they originated. I also did business with the company for several years having lived in Winnipeg. Their staff at head office and at the retail level have, in my experience, always been professional, courteous and attentive when dealing with them. Which brings the store here in Penticton to my point. Doug McNee and his staff are absolutely outstanding people to deal with, no matter your concerns or problem may be. Personally, in the past 10 years, we have had a few incidents that were related to suppliers products that we purchased and the matters or returns were handled with a smile immediately and effectively.

We want to hear from you The Penticton Western News welcomes letters to the editor for publication. We suggest a maximum length of 400 words and reserve the right to edit letters for length, brevity, clarity, legality, abusive language, accuracy and good taste. All published letters remain the property of the Penticton Western News, which is the sole judge of suitability for publication. Letters must include the writer’s address and daytime phone number, which will not be published. Letters should be signed with the writer’s full name and be sent by e-mail to letters@pentictonwesternnews. com; mailed to the Penticton Western News, 2250 Camrose St., Penticton, B.C., V2A 8R1; or faxed to 250-492-9843.

I don’t believe details of the incidents are relevant or necessary but they definitely stand by their motto: customer service guaranteed. Terry Graham Penticton

SOEC parking fee a deal breaker

Recently I asked one of our city councillors what the rationale was for charging a fee for parking at the SOEC.

Having attended almost all of the concerts, usually with three or four people, we have decided that we will attend no more events until this is revoked or revised. The first reason I was given was that over half of the concert people are tourists. Therefore, I surmise it must not impact the local patrons who support these events. Is this really how we want to promote

letters tourism, our No. 1 resource, by gouging visitors? Shame on Penticton. Secondly, he cited Vancouver and Kelowna as examples for the fee. Well these are big cities where the average wage is $20 to $30, not $10. He also failed to mention that these cities have a decent transportation system, right to the venues, unlike Penticton. I further questioned why the hockey fans


were exempt from parking fees. He claimed that it would be unfair to charge someone, who is only paying $10 for a ticket, another $10 for parking. Is it not equally unfair to charge someone who has paid $80 for an event the parking fee? In the future, my money for entertainment will go to Many Hats, Cleland Theatre, etc, unless this ill-conceived

idea is changed or revoked. This was not well thought out. Either charge all patrons or scrap the idea. Paying more than $3 an hour for parking is robbery. Perhaps city council needed this fee to subsidize their little luxury taxpayer-funded vacation, as the timing of implementation seem rather suspicious.

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The recent efforts of Skaha Ford and Penticton Kia are expected to push Thursday’s second annual United Way Drive-Thru breakfast over the top. Due to the generosity of the Ford and Kia dealerships donating $50 and $25, respectively, from the sale of each vehicle since mid summer, United Way organizers hope to almost double the nearly $8,000 raised in 2012. The exact amount raised by the dealerships will be revealed at the breakfast which runs from 7-9 a.m. at the Penticton Lakeside Resort parking lot. “This is just fabulous and we’re just so glad that companies like Skaha Ford and Penticton Kia are on board,” United Way executive director Marla O’Brien said. “This will definitely go a long way to help.” Jeff Gilbert, director of sales for Skaha Ford and Penticton Kia came up with the idea to donate the cash while working in Kelowna and had such great success with the fundraiser he decided to do it in Penticton when he moved here. According to Gilbert, few people in their lifetime do not need some help like the assistance provided by agencies funded by the United Way. Rather than a sales promotion, he pointed out, the program is a way for Skaha Ford and Penticton Kia to give back to the community.


The Penticton Western News is honouring and is in search of pictures of yourself, your family, loved ones, or friends who have served in the Canadian Armed Forces during World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Afghanistan or any of Canada’s Peacekeeping Missions. On Wednesday, November 6, the Penticton Western News, with the generous support of the local business community, will pay tribute to those who have answered Canada’s call in time of need by publishing a very special pictorial section honouring our veterans.

Please make sure photos are clearly marked with your name and address so we can return them to you. We can reproduce black and white or colour photos of almost any size; however, we do require an original. We cannot reproduce photocopies of pictures. Mail or bring your photos before Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 and completed write-up to:

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PLEASE INCLUDE COMPLETED FORM WITH YOUR PHOTO(S) Name of veteran(s): ___________________________________________________ Branch of service: _____________________________________________________ Unit: _______________________________________________________________ Years enlisted: _______________________________________________________ Served in which theatres: ______________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ Medals awarded: _____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ A brief biography relating unique experiences: _____________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________

We will run as many photos as possible, but space is limited. Those individuals whose photos have been submitted, but for whatever reason are unable to be reproduced and do not run, will be named in our special “Honour Roll.” The Penticton Western News would like to thank participating businesses and families of veterans for their assistance in the publication of this very special section. Advertisers: please call Display Advertising at 250-492-3636 for information on how to be included in this event. Please note: space permitting, if your veteran was included last year it will automatically be included in this year’s edition.


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Talking to Paul Cecconi, you soon become aware that behind the easy smile and cheerful voice lies a chef as passionate as any you would meet in a Parisian restaurant. “I’ve always held a high standard for myself, I push myself pretty hard. I am a perfectionist,” said Cecconi, who opened Brodo Kitchen in Penticton on May 17, 2013. Cecconi is the latest nominee in the Top 40 under 40 campaign, sponsored by the Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce and JCI Penticton, highlighting 40 of the community’s top young entrepreneurs. But Cecconi’s passion for the food created at Brodo Kitchen is where the similarity to Parisian restaurants ends. With a motto of “Simply Fresh Food,” Cecconi created a place where people can hang out and feel comfortable enjoying a good meal. “It’s not pretentious,” said Cecconi. “That’s what I am striving for, simply fresh, honest food.” Besides good food and good music, the decor adds to the comfortable atmosphere. That extends beyond the family-sized table made from recycled timbers and reclaimed farm items in the seating area to pallets used on accent walls in the bathrooms and old dressers cut out for the sinks. “We call it farmhouse industrial. We utilize a lot of reclaimed lumber,” said Cecconi. “Just cool little finishing touches.” Soups are at the core of the Brodo menu, fitting for a chef who won the Stone Soup competition in 2010 and 2011. But naming the restaurant proved to be a challenge. Brodo Kitchen was selected from more than 100 that he and his wife Holly considered. “It wasn’t an easy process. Our concept is soup, but I didn’t want to be pinned down to that’s all we serve,” he said. “Brodo means broth in Italian; and we wanted something short and sweet, something catchy.” Brodo is Cecconi’s first venture by himself, but it follows on more than a quartercentury experience with food. “I started in kitchens when I was 12 in North Vancouver,” said Cecconi, who took the culinary program at Vancouver Community College after high school. That was followed by working in restaurants at the Four Seasons Hotel in both Vancouver and Australia, before finding his way to Kelowna and the Harvest Golf Club restaurant. “I was chef there for almost seven years,” he said.

Paul CeCConi, chef and owner of Brodo Kitchen and Catering works on one of his specialty dishes in the prep room of the downtown eatery.

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“From there, Harry McWatters and family got in touch with me to help them open Local Lounge and Grill in Summerland. I came down there and moved with the family.” Cecconi was executive chef at Local Lounge for four years, before he decided it was time for his own place. Originally, he thought it would be in Kelowna. But after living in Summerland for the last four years and loving the area, he and Holly decided to do some research on Penticton and see if there was a need for what they wanted to do. “It definitely sounded like there was a

need for just good, honest food, very much a farm-to-table philosophy,” said Cecconi. “By all indications, everyone is excited to have us here, just because we are delivering a great product.” Everything is made from scratch, from the sprouts that he grows in a special unit under the front counter to the Ocean Wise albacore tuna he brings in and shreds and smokes in house for his tuna melt sandwiches. “All the soups are made with local vegetables, seasonal as much as possible, that’s very important to me,” he said. “I’ve always had a hard time wanting to

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Wheat beers feature large on the Penticton Oktoberfest menu this year, with dark, light and alcohol-free from Erdinger and the Cannery’s Apricot Wheat Ale. “It’s a beautiful combination of flavours. Wheat ales always have a citrus component that comes from the wheat itself. We have added just enough apricot to soften the citrus, but not enough

mixture of Steigl lager and grapefruit juice,” said Flavia Kilger of McClelland Premium Imports, who are supplying the Erdinger weissbiers and a range of others. “It is light and it is refreshing and you can have a couple of these and still be able to drive at 2.4 per cent alcohol.” And for celiacs and gluten-intolerant people there is Mongozo, which Kilger describes as an “awesome” pilsner. “It means to your

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Flavia Kilger of McClelland Premium Imports shows off the range of imported German beers that will be available at Oktoberfest this weekend.

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We thought it was the responsible thing to do.” The beer will be poured in the same 15-oz stein that comes with the $25 ticket price and drivers get the enjoyment of a beer that tastes like a beer, said Kilger, to enjoy the party with their friends and still be safe driving everyone home. “They say that you need to drink 60 half-litre bottles in three hours to even have a mark on the

breathalyzer. But I don’t know who could manage 60 in three hours,” she said. If beer isn’t your thing, you can choose to get a wine bowl instead of a beer stein at the door and partake of either a cabernet shiraz or Sauvignon blanc from Penticton’s Perseus Winery. “Oktoberfest functions are great fun. The people are amazing, these people that can keep dancing

until midnight without stopping is just truly amazing,” said Dyck. “Plus, Oktoberfest is just so much about what we’re about. Good times and great music and good food. This is a real community event.” Oktoberfest takes place Oct. 19 at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. Tickets are available online at ValleyFirstTix. com or in person at the SOEC Box Office or the Visitor Centre.

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RecRuiting BiLLet FaMiLies PATIO PARTY — Dan Marcelino (drums) and Tom Esson (guitar) are two-thirds of the Blue City Trio, a Kelowna band that performed Saturday at Bench 1775 winery’s patio party in Naramata. Joe Fries/Western News

No slowing down the Contenders Kristi Patton

Western News Staff

Gary Fjellgaard is still in amazement of what can come from just a single voice and acoustic guitar when amplified. What he doesn’t mention is the importance of the person standing behind those things, and when Paul Valdemar Horsdal (Valdy) and himself get together it is a magic combination and remembrance of days gone by. “People always say, ‘What do you have new coming out?’ and we respond, ‘Well, what do you want us to do stand on our heads?’” said Fjellgaard, who is performing with Valdy in Summerland Oct. 27. “We just do what we do and we are keeping that tradition alive of the travelling minstrel, vagabond troubadour or whatever you want to call it. It is nice to do the kind of music that people can just sit and enjoy.” While music trends come and go Valdy and Fjellgaard, known together as the Contenders, stick to singing about Canada’s frontier spirit and rustic roots. “I think everything that I write has always been influenced by my surroundings. I came from the Prairies and we still farmed with horses and I have lots of songs about that day and age. In B.C. I worked with a chainsaw for many years working out in the bush as a logger and raising our kids out there and have songs about that,” said Fjellgaard, who is a Juno award winner. Their songs are as Canadian as they come. Farmers, roughnecks and loggers are what Fjellgaard croons about in Colour of Your Collar. “I think with songwriting there has to be an element of truth in your songs otherwise it has a hollow ring to it. I sang about life on a little prairie town when I was 10 years old barefoot catching gophers and selling them for a penny a tail and the tobacco can I stole from the hired hand and smoked the whole thing in one morning.” Fjellgaard said it is one of the highlights of his year to share the stage with Valdy when they reunite each fall as The Contend-

Okanagan Hockey Academy is beginning its 12th year of offering high quality athletic and academic programs to outstanding hockey players from all over the world. We are recruiting Billet Families in the Penticton, Westbench and Summerland areas to host a male player in their home for the upcoming school year beginning in September. This year OHA will have 7 teams, with 140 athletes ranging in age from 13-17 years old and we will need homes for 90 players. This high level program focuses on positive personal growth in the areas of Academics, Athletics and Citizenship. We rely on Billet Homes to provide a home away from home for these young people. All transportation is provided by the Academy. Billet families will receive $600.00/month. If you would like more information about opening your home to a player and being part of this exciting opportunity please contact:

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Penticton School of Dance VAldY ANd GARY FJellGAARd (left and right) reunite as the Contenders for their annual Okanagan/Interior tour which stops in Summerland Oct. 27. Submitted Photo

ers for an annual tour through the Okanagan and Interior. Valdy is a Juno award winner, has received seven additional Juno nominations and four of his 14 albums are certified gold. Valdy appeared on the CBC television show The Beachcombers as the environmental activist Halibut Stu, but his career began in the early 70s when he released Rock and Roll Song as his first mainstream single. “It is such a privilege and pleasure to work with a grand master of showmanship. He is such a professional in such a humble way is my friend Valdy. We have so many things to say and so many stories to tell and we don’t take ourselves that seriously so a lot of them are quite funny,” said Fjellgaard. One of the ultimate experiences as a songwriter came together for Fjellgaard recently as he played at the Pacific Coliseum for thousands of First Nations people during the B.C. Truth and Reconciliation Week in September. Fjellgaard performed his song I Apologize. “There was so much power in the room it was absolutely awesome. It was so humbling to be invited to play,” he said. “Mo-

ments like that are the ones you treasure.” Fjellgaard can clearly remember the day when Prime Minister Stephen Harper said the words “we are sorry,” and was listening to accounts from residential school survivors on the radio. Driving at the moment, he was so touched by the survivors he had to pull over and stop. “It was so incredibly moving. At the time I thought, is that it? The federal government makes the apology and that is it? It should surely last longer than that, so I wrote the song from the perspective that it was my fault and I would take all the blame. It was so truthful and from the heart,” said Fjellgaard. “One woman told me that my song meant more to her than Harper’s apology. If it touched that lady it probably touched others too. That speech Harper made was just a few minutes long, this song will keep going and maybe help change a few lives.” The Contenders kick off their 13th annual tour through the Okanagan/Interior in Summerland at Centre Stage theatre on Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets ($20) are available at Martin’s Flowers and Dragon’s Den.

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Drawing on talent from all corners of the world, a trio of Okanagan musicians are saluting some of the best music of our times. “This music is timeless. For me it is the music I grew up with and a large part of the population. The current music out today, there is some good stuff, but I kind of feel sorry for anyone who didn’t grow up with the music we did,” said Marty Edwards. “I think it is an opportunity for us to bring it back and share that with different generations.” A Touch of Class with Edwards, Pam Ferens and Cheyenne will feature music from Etta James, Dwight Yoakam, The Beatles, Michael Bublé, Marvin Gaye, Tom Jones and others on Oct. 18 in Summerland. While some of the music is focused on the sounds of decades ago, Edwards said one of his favourites was recorded by Il Divo, an operatic pop vocal group created by reality TV and music executive star Simon Cowell. “I guarantee there will be tears for some people. The song Mama, when I first heard it brought tears to my eyes. I am a momma’s boy and she is gone and every time I hear it, it is an emotional thing for me. I started rehearsing just with the lyrics and when I was ready to play it, I couldn’t get through the first verse,” said Edwards. “When I was finally comfortable with it, I wanted my wife to hear to give me feedback. I started singing and looked at her and I broke down because her eyes were welling up. I had to get her to stand there and not look at me. The very first time I performed the song I made the mistake of looking at a woman in the audience that was obviously someone’s mom, it could have easily been my mom, and it was everything I could do to not break down. So, what I do now is pretty much keep my eyes closed.” Edwards, who is known for being a Kenny Rogers tribute artist with his act Kinda Kenny, will be singing as himself for the two A Touch of Class shows in Summerland and Vernon on Oct. 20. Edwards, who is from Summerland, has been featured in countless publications and is a seasoned international entertainer who just released a third CD with some of his favourite songs from the 60s and 70s. For the upcoming gig in Summerland, he said they are packing in a couple hours of great songs into the show. Ferens, who is from Vernon, is a versatile singer-songwriter who began her lifelong affair with music as a child performing at a local talent contest. Ferens’ dream unfolded in 1983 when she placed as one of the top two performers in a national

music competition along with Canadian recording artist Joan Kennedy. Her success continued leading to a 1995 Nashville recording and CD release in the U.S. and Europe. Two of her singles, Opposites Attract and Does She, were play-listed and received generous air play and fan support. Ferens continues to write, record and perform her original material live. Her style ranges from Trisha Yearwood, Linda Ronstadt, Jann Arden to K.D. Lang and Patsy Cline. Ferens recently completed and released An Evolution. The album follows her journey from country roots and blues with a unique contemporary style. She will be singing several of the duets with Edwards that have been a big part of popular music. “For me, the songs are ones that I really like. You have to walk that line of picking songs that you yourself enjoy performing but also something that the audience is going to remember and have a great memory of,” said Edwards. “If you watch shows like American Idol, one of the first things they say is song selection is so important because that is what people identify with and can sing along with.” Cheyenne, from West Kelowna, always had a flair for arts and music. She liked nothing more than entertaining people and sang solos in her church at a young age. Teachers recognized her beautiful voice and she entered her first vocal contest in Grade 2. Singing in several popular bands in the Lower Mainland, she won area competitions while thrilling audiences wherever she performs including Richard’s on Richards in Vancouver, and at the Empress Hotel in Victoria. Cheyenne has performed with the Stars on Stage show and the Westbank Country Opry. Edwards said Cheyenne’s rendition of Whitney Houston’s I Will Always Love You will have everyone on their feet. “I’m telling you I haven’t heard anyone do it better. She has got power vocals and does Carrie Underwood, Faith Hill, and to do those songs and do them justice you have to have pipes and I’ll tell you she does them justice,” said Edwards. A Touch Of Class is in Summerland on Oct. 18 at the Centre Stage Theatre. Tickets are $15 (plus applicable fees/taxes) and available at the Sweet Tooth Café, The Beanery Café and Royal LePage in Summerland or in Peachland at Rocky J’s Beach Hut.

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Many Hats calling all thespians for auditions Western News Staff

Many Hats Theatre Company is hosting auditions for the 2014 season, which has a great lineup of plays. “We think we have a great lineup of plays for our audience. There’s a great variety of Canadian, British and French comedy and drama and a fabulous lineup of directors ready to make it all come alive. We want to thank our loyal supporters and invite them all back to check out our exciting 2014 lineup,” said Many Hats executive producer Eric Hanston. Auditions will be held on the Cannery Stage at 7 p.m. on Oct. 23, on a first-come first-seen basis. Directors for all five shows will be in attendance and participants should expect to be photographed. Headshots are always welcome. Prepared monologues are also a good idea, said Hanston, but cold readings from the scripts may be required. Many Hats will be producing five shows for their seventh season that begins with For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again, which runs from Feb. 6 to March 1, 2014. Directed by Hanston, this hilarious play has one of the great female characters. Nana is a born storyteller with a love of exaggeration and invention. Many Hats is looking for one male and one female.

This is followed by Boeing Boeing, directed by Josephine Patterson, which runs from April 10 to May 3, 2014. The Tony Award-winning French farce which has been newly adapted for the English-speaking stage, requires two males and four females. Caught In The Net runs from July 3 to 26, 2014 and is directed by Eleanor Walker. This play requires four males and three females and is focused on taxi driver John Smith who has two families in different parts of London, both happy and blissfully unaware of each other. Smith works on trying to keep them apart as the situation spirals out of control and he outrageously juggles the truth. Funny and poignant, Quartet is about a home for retired opera singers. Directed by Ed Schneider, this play requires two males and two females and runs Sept. 11 to Oct. 4, 2014. In their final show of the season, Many Hats is running Marion Bridge from Nov. 13 to Dec. 6, 2014. The humorous and touching story of three sisters, two of whom return home to Nova Scotia to help the third sister care for their dying mother. The trio search for the courage to create a new family from the remnants of the old. Marion Bridge was nominated for a Governor General’s Award and requires three females.

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collect up to 100 times as much light as your unaided eyes. That faint fuzz arching across the sky becomes clouds of dust, gas and stars. Of course all those stars lie in our neighbourhood in our galaxy. When we want to probe further out into space, the objects we want to see become even fainter, making it very desirable to collect a lot more light.

Until recently the largest astronomical light collector available was the telescope on Mount Palomar. This has a 200-inch (fivemetre) mirror. The problem with large mirrors is that their surfaces have to be shaped with high precision in order to focus the light, and to maintain this precision as the telescope tilts from horizon to zenith. In the case of the five-metre mirror this

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materials science and in precision computer controls. This makes it possible to manufacture mirrors of sizes limited mainly by the available funding. Modern telescopes use mirrors that are quite thin. However, instead of sitting directly on a rigid support, the mirrors now sit on a large number of computercontrolled actuators. Instead of passively resisting the tendency for the mirror to change shape as the telescope moves, its shape is continually monitored and corrected. Using this technique we have made telescopes with eightand 10-metre mirrors, and are designing telescopes with mirrors 30 metres or more in diameter! These telescopes are revolutionizing astronomy. However, for telescopes on the Earth’s surface there is another problem we have to deal with to get the full return on our investment: the stability of the Earth’s atmosphere. A dark, clear night, with a sky filled with twinkling stars, is a beautiful thing to behold. However, if you now get out a telescope and try to observe, you will find that the images are swimming and dancing around. Moments when you can see fine detail are few and far between. The problem is that we are looking from the

bottom of a turbulent sea of air. We can reduce the problem a bit by putting our telescopes on top of mountains. However, we can take the idea of computer controlled, deformable mirrors and use it to almost eliminate those atmospheric distortions. The technique is called adaptive optics. We know that stars images are dots in the sky, which do not dance around. Any blurring or dancing around is due to the atmosphere. A computer looks at the image many times per second, and controls a small mirror with lots of actuators behind. It then distorts the mirror to undo the atmospheric distortions, leaving us with almost as good an image as we would get if our telescope were in space, above the atmosphere. When you see adaptive optics in action it almost seems like magic. With it switched off you see the telescope image blurring and dancing around. Then you switch the adaptive optics system on. Almost immediately the image becomes sharp and steady. It is an amazing transition. Ken Tapping is an astronomer with the National Research Council’s Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory, Penticton, BC, V2A 6J9. Tel (250) 497-2300, Fax (250) 497-2355, E-mail: ken. tapping@nrc-cnrc.

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1-855-678-7833 ◾ RYAN GROPP has decided to leave the Penticton Vees to join the Seattle Thunderbirds in the WHL. Gropp had eight points in 10 games this BCHL season. Below, Ben Dalpe fires a shot on the Powell River Kings goal. The Vees needed double-overtime to defeat the Kings 4-3. Emanuel Sequeira/Joe FriesWestern News

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Ryan Gropp has left the Penticton Vees for the Seattle Thunderbirds. Gropp, a Kamloops product, said it was a tough decision to leave a firstclass organization with which he spent parts of three season. “It’s tough to leave, but I think this is just a personal decision. Just what I’ve always wanted to do,” said Gropp, who didn’t get into any specifics. “I have had a lot of time to think about it.” In a release issued by the Thunderbirds, Gropp added: “It is better to make this decision sooner rather than later,” he said. “The team is off to a good start and it is good to come and be a part of that. I am looking forward to getting started and joining the team.” The Vees issued a statement early Tuesday afternoon regarding the decision. “Ryan’s mindset last summer when he committed to UND (University of North Dakota) and decided to return to Penticton, was that he would enter the NCAA as a true

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freshman which coincides with his draft year,” said Vees general manager Fred Harbinson, who couldn’t be reached for further comment. “Unfortunately Ryan did not get off to the start everyone expected this season, hence possibly affecting his long-term goals. After a few discussions with Ryan and his family, we came to the conclusion it would be best for Ryan to change directions and move on to the WHL.” The Vees, who would

not make players available for comment on Gropp’s decision to leave, said in their release that Gropp was a great teammate during his time in Penticton and wished him well. The newest Thunderbird said his time in Penticton was great. “Nothing but good memories,” said Gropp, who played 62 games and finished with 16 goals and 40 points. “I can’t say enough about how good the hockey program is, the city, the

fans. I’m just just really going to miss everyone.” Thunderbirds GM Russ Farwell said he was contacted by Gropp’s agent just over a week ago and that is what started talks that had ended in the summer. Farwell is excited to have Gropp join his team and said he believes the BCHL’s Interior Conference rookie of the year in 2013 will fit in great. Find full story in sports and at

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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK Nash Bayston enjoyed his season racing with the Penticton BMX Club. The youngster picked up two first-place finishes during the year. Bayston just loves that he gets to be on the track and racing his BMX. During the entire season, he only missed two race days. Bayston said he also likes being on the track with other riders.

German student takes the field Emanuel Sequeira Western News Staff

Already skilled in sinking basketballs through hoops, Germany’s Merle Schrader is now learning how to score in field hockey. Schrader, a resident of Bargteheide, in northern Germany, is playing for the Pen High Lakers and is quickly grasping the game despite the difficulty of only being able to use one side of the stick. Schrader said playing field hockey has been hard because the sport is new to her. Schrader said it has been a bit of a challenge to control the ball. What doesn’t seem hard for her is finding the back of the net as she has scored four goals, including two during a 2-0 win against the Mt. Boucherie Bears last week. Early on, Schrader is enjoying field hockey and she said she’s improving with every practice and game. Schrader’s coach Shaun Johnston said she’s shown great improvement this season. Playing mostly left wing, Schrader’s role is to cut in to the far post when her teammates are bringing the ball into the attacking circle. “She was certainly in the right place at the right time to score her two goals,” said Johnston of her play





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MERLE SCHRADER of Germany plays basketball back home, but she’s been enjoying the experience of learning to play field hockey with the Pen High Lakers during her exchange trip.

against the Bears, and added that Schrader has a good grasp of the winger position and where to be offensively and defensively. “She had scored before by getting right in there by the goalie.” Johnston said that Schrader, who is in Penticton until the end of January on a student exchange, is a pleasure to coach. “She has a positive attitude and does her best to try new skills,”

said Johnston. Schrader enjoys Johnston’s coaching and likes her teammates, who she describes as being friendly. “I make a lot of mistakes. They don’t scream at me, they just tell me what I did wrong,” said Schrader, who prefers team sports over individual. “I like them very much. I think we are good playing together.” Johnston said it’s

great to have an exchange student on the team. “Everyone enjoys Merle, even if we can’t pronounce her name correctly,” joked Johnston. Schrader looks to continue improving in her new sport. Asked if she would play back home, Schrader, who plans to also play basketball with the Lakers, said she’s unsure as it requires finding a team. The Internation-

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al Hockey Federation ranks Germany’s men’s and women’s field hockey teams first and fifth in the world, respectively. They have also had several athletes win male and female players of the year awards. Germany has won back-to-back gold medals in the summer Olympics and took silver during the 2010 Hockey World Cup after winning gold in 2002 and 2006.

Mustangs focused on improved passing Emanuel Sequeira Western News Staff

Bo Boxall, coach of the Princess Margaret Mustangs senior boys volleyball team, wants to see how his players respond to adversity in the Best of the West tournament this weekend. “As a young team, we ultimately need to get touches on the volleyball, but we also need to realize that we can be one of the best teams in the province as long as we maintain our focus and our desire to compete on each point,” said Boxall. “From a skill perspective, we are working on our serve receive and our free ball passing. If we can pass more consistently we will be able to spread our offence out more effectively and that will allow us to find success.” The Mustangs travel to Kelowna Friday for the tournament, co-hosted by the

Kelowna Secondary School Owls and UBCO, that goes until Saturday. The Mustangs, ranked eighth in B.C. at the AA level, faced the No. 5 ranked Okanagan Mission Huskies Oct. 9 and lost to the Colton Van Camp older squad in three sets. “When we make mistakes, we haven’t learned to rebound yet,” said Boxall, who is assisted by Terry Major. Kyle Kohlhauser was strong for the Mustangs, making good contact with the

ball and dishing it off well. The Mustangs have also seen progress from Colton Van Camp, a setter making the jump from the junior level. Major said that Van Camp is close to regaining his touch from last year. “With Colton setting well, our team is very competitive,” said Major. Playing in a three-team league, each school receives two bye weeks with no scheduled games. The Mustangs had their first bye last week and used the chance to work with the Lakers. Boxall said with the two schools not competing in the same league, it’s good to get together so they can get the competition level up during practice. “By the end of the practice, I think our coaches and Paul Mend with Pen Hi were very happy with our teams,” he said.

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In my last article, I wrote about playing for the U.S. national development team. Now I’ll tell you about the USHL, in which the development team plays, and college hockey. The USHL is Tier 1 hockey, which is the same as junior A in Canada. The playing HUNTER MISKA of the Penticton Vees has faced NCAA Division 1 competition style of the USHL is a when he played for the U.S. national development team. little bit different from Emanuel Sequeira/Western News the BCHL. The USHL is more of a defensive league, unlike here make my job easier ing the hard hits. They that type of experience, where the style is more and help out my team- are also very mature and so when I get to that mates. patient with the puck, level I’ll know what to offensive. Playing on the U.S. making smart plays that expect. In the BCHL, guys I am really enjoying are getting the puck to development team also draw players out too far playing in the BCHL. the net as much as pos- gave me experience and create chances. Their shot speed was I think it’s a wonderful sible, looking for the against college teams. Transitioning from not hard to translate league to be playing in rebound and finding the opportunity to put the USHL to face col- over, but their accuracy and it is great to have lege opponents wasn’t was very fine. I would been able to gain the exit in the net. As a goalie, I find as much of a change as say that college hockey perience in all three of is just between both these leagues. ways to put the puck in I thought. It is going to be a big Guys are a lot stron- styles. spots where the opposI have been very help with my hockey ing team can’t get the ger, according to my rebound, which will forwards who were tak- lucky to be able to get career.


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Local skier reaches fundraising goal

Penticton’s Matt Margett, a half-pipe skier on Canada’s national team, reached his goal of raising $20,000 in nine days. “I am so ecstatic, excited, overwhelmed and stoked that I was able to raise that amount of money in such a short period of time,” said Margett’s, whose total closed at $20,017.51. “I couldn’t have done it without the people that helped me put it all together and make it all happen.” Margetts had 12,760 people visit his Pursuit campaign page. Margett’s is using the money to cover his training costs and now he can put his focus on qualifying for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

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Hannah Lund and Julia Devito each netted hat tricks for the Penticton Fix Auto female Ice Dragons peewee hockey team. The Dragons whipped the Kelowna Warriors 7-1 in house league action on Oct. 13. Lund also added two assists, while Kylie Materi rounded out the offence and Rowan Knowles was strong in goal. Also playing well was Erin Reeder. The Dragons began the week with a convincing 7-2 win against Kamloops on Oct. 12. Maya Bassot led with four goals, while Lund, Casey Carriere and Shannon Robinson scored one goal each. Payton Gorge and Knowles shared the goaltending duties.

Peewee Vees edged in tournament

The Sherwood Trophy peewee Tier 2 Vees were edged by Kelowna 5-4 in the championship game of the Ice Breaker tournament hosted by West Kelowna. The Vees went 2-0-1 in pool play after defeating Port Coquitlam and Spokane, while earning a tie with West Kelowna.

Raptors feast on West Kelowna

The Penticton Game Action Raptors cruised to a 6-1 win over West Kelowna 3 on Oct. 12. Scoring for the Raptors were Doug Korsmo, AJ Reiter, Tyler Danis, Spencer Toneatto, Dylan LaRose and Jacob Stewart. Tate Larson was in net. Jace Moore, Connor Hussey and Aidan Danby each contributes two assists.


Marketplace IGA (Bears)..............................27 27 Huber Bannister (Eagles) .............................31 Parkers (Rams) ............................................38 Marketplace IGA (Bengals)...........................27 Bean to the Beach (Packers) .........................19 Lachi’s (Steelers) .........................................19 Lachi’s (Lions) .............................................31 RPR Heating (Panthers) ...............................35 Penticton Toyota (Chiefs) .............................24 Bodies on Power (Seahawks) ........................20 Results Team (Broncos)................................35 Larsen’s (Patriots) .......................................30 Ketttle Valley (49ers)...................................32 Parkers (Cowboys) .......................................31 Parkers (Chargers) .......................................19

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been able to donate over $38,000 to different charities and families during the 10 years the tournament has been held.

continued from page 19 Sheilia Bishop tournament

Penticton’s Greg Crickett received $3,000 from the Sheila Bishop Wooden Bat tournament to give to the family of his brother. Crickett’s brother died of cancer during the summer. Paul Borba, co-organizer of the tournament, said they’re happy to have Greg Crickett


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The UBC-O Heat finished second in the Thompson Rivers University (Kamloops) pre-season tournament winning two of four matches. In the final versus inter-university rival UBC, the Heat lost in three sets (2514, 25-9, 25-12). The Heat struggled offensively and Penticton’s Nate Speijer was only able to make six kills versus the Thunder Birds. The Heat will open the regular


Island Division GP Powell River 12 Victoria 12 Cowichan V. 14 Nanaimo 11 Alberni Valley 14

W 10 6 6 5 1

L 3 3 5 4 7 8

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T 0 1 0 0 2

Otl 1 0 1 2 0 1

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Pts 21 13 13 10 5

Mainland Division GP W Langley 13 9 Coquitlam 12 7 Prince George 14 7 Surrey 13 5 Chilliwack 10 1

Otl 1 2 1 0 1

Pts 19 16 15 10 4

A. Rockwood, Coq Kurt Keats, PR Alex Gillies, SA Landon Smith, SA M. Blacklock, Ver Corey Mackin, Coq Ryan Scarfo, PR A. Firkus, W.K J. Lukosevicius, PR Mitch McLain, Lan Ge. Fitzgerald, Vic

GP G A PTS 12 4 18 22 12 5 16 21 13 14 6 20 13 8 11 19 13 12 6 18 11 9 9 18 12 8 9 17 13 5 12 17 12 6 10 16 13 5 11 16 12 9 6 15

PIM 2 16 4 8 4 0 14 20 0 26 10

Bo Pieper, Coq R. Rosenthal, Coq J. Masters, W.K. Evan Anderson, SA Carl Hesler, W.K M. McNicholas,Ver Jake LeBrun, PG Canon Pieper, Coq

12 11 11 13 13 13 10 12

League Leaders

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Brad McClure, Pen 12 8 7

Goalie Leaders

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Vess Scoring Leaders GP G Brad McClure 12 8 Max Coatta 12 7 Ben Dalpe 12 6 Brett Beauvais 12 1 Cody DePourcq12 4 Travis Blanleil 12 3 Ryan Gropp 10 3 Cam Amantea 8 3 Anthony Conti 11 2 P. Stoykewych 12 1 Josh Blanchard 11 2 Matt Serratore 12 1 Jack Ramsey 11 1 Chris Rygus 12 1 Riley Alferd 12 0 Patrick Sexton 12 1 Alex Coulombe 12 0 Jarod Hilderman11 0 Jake Ahlgren 2 0 Blake Butzow 0 0 Vees goalies

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Jeff Smith, PR 5 Hunter Miska, Pen 6 B. Crossthwaite, Lan 6 Alex Murray, PG 9 Jesse Jenks, PG 5 C. LaCouvee, Mer 4 Alec Dillon, Vic 4 Devin Kero, Mer 8 A. Desautels, W.K. 13

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GP W 12 8 11 7 10 6 12 5 11 3

L 4 3 3 7 7

T 0 0 0 0 0

Otl 0 1 1 0 1

Pts 16 15 13 10 7

Eddie Mountain Division GP W Kimberley 10 7 Creston Valley 10 6 Columbia V. 12 4 Fernie 10 5 Golden 11 3

L 2 4 4 4 8

T 1 0 3 0 0

Otl 0 0 1 1 0

Pts 15 12 12 11 6

Neil Murdoch Division ß GP W L Nelson 10 8 0 Castlegar 13 6 4 Beaver Valley 9 7 2 Grand Forks 12 6 5 Spokane 12 2 9

T 1 0 0 1 0

Otl 1 3 0 0 1

Pts 18 15 14 13 5

L 3 4 6 5 7

League Leaders

GP G Jackson Purvis, GF 12 9 Jamie Vlanich, Nel 10 7 Ryan Edwards, BV 9 9 B. Formosa, CV 10 9 Travis Wellman, Nel 10 15 Nick Josephs, Kel 9 8 Connor Gross, GF 12 6 Devon Hascarl, Rev 11 9 Troy Maclise, Oso 10 7 A. Azevedo, Oso

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Pts 16 11 11 10 6 PIM 6 39 4 38 12 6 6 4 4 8

Jesse Collins, CV 10 5 13 18 4 Brock Balson, Kam 10 9 8 17 17 Jagger Bowles, Kel 10 8 9 17 14 Colin Chmelka, Oso 10 7 10 17

C. Sloan, 100 MH J. Rasmussen, Kam Jared Marchi, Kim D. Medeiros, Cas Diego Bartlett, Cas Justin Loepker, Spo

12 11 10 13 7 12

League Goalie Leaders GP T. Brouwer, Kim 3 Brett Clark, BV 4 Tyler Moffatt, Nel 7 Mitch Profeit, NO 5 Brett Huber, Sum 8 N.Warren 100 MH 5 Austin Wells, Fer 4 C. DeMelo, Kel 9 Chris Turner, Sic 6

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GAA 1.26 1.71 1.82 1.84 1.87 1.97 2.27 2.28 2.45

SV% .951 .948 .928 .928 .949 .930 .929 .934 .940

A PTS 4 9 5 9 7 9 8 9 1 7 5 7 5 7 5 7 6 7 2 5 2 5 4 5 2 4 3 4 2 2 2 2 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0

PIM 4 6 14 12 25 8 46 37 0 14 2 2 31 6 4 4 10 2 4 0 13

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Steam scoring leaders GP G Paulsen Lautard 10 5 Daylan Robertson 12 4 Josh DaCosta 12 2 Braden Saretsky 11 1 Ryan Donaldson 9 6 Easton Bodeux 11 2 Jordan Boultbee 11 2 Olli Dickson 11 2 Kienan Scott 5 1 Cooper Holick 11 3 Reid Brown 7 3 Michael Winnitoy 12 1 Kendell Wilson 12 2 Shane Bennett 8 1 Rylan Sideroff 12 0 Piers Egan 10 0 Alex Williams 12 1 Alex Fraser 10 1 Austin Lee 10 0 Sam Nigg 3 0 Nelson Hurry 7 0

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GP W L T GAA SV% 8 3 4 0 1.87 .949 5 2 3 0 4.78 .889

OMAHA Representative Standings, Oct. 16 Midget Tier 2 Male Team W L T GF G. Vernon 1 0 0 4 Kelowna 4 0 0 25 West Kelowna 3 1 0 18 Kamloops 1 2 0 8 Greater Trail 1 2 0 9 Salmon Arm 1 3 0 13 Penticton 0 3 0 8 Bantam Tier 1 Male Team W Kelowna 2 Kamloops 2 OHA 0 POE 0 G. Vernon 0

L 0 0 1 2 1

GA 3 6 12 13 14 17 20

Pts 2 8 6 2 2 2 0

T GF GA 0 20 3 0 12 0 0 2 8 0 1 18 0 0 6

Pts 4 4 0 0 0

Bantam Tier 2 Male Team W L T GF GA Pts Penticton 2 0 0 10 5 4

Kamloops West Kelowna Greater Trail Kelowna G. Vernon Salmon Arm

season at home on Oct. 25 versus their valley rival the TRU WolfPack.

Former Pinnacles steps up

Enzo Paal, who helped the Penticton Pinnacles under-21 team capture the Pacific Coast Soccer League playoffs championship this past summer, scored two goals for the UBC-O Heat in an important game against the Douglas College Royals, the defending PACWEST champs. Paal’s goals gave the Heat a 2-0 lead going into the second half. The game finished 2-2. Paal, a rookie midfielder, scored his fifth goal of the season on a give-and-go. The second goal of the game for the Coldstream resident was from a header on a corner kick. 3 3 2 1 0 0

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Bantam Tier 3 Male Team W Kelowna 2 Kamloops 1 West Kelowna 1 Penticton 1 Merritt 1 Salmon Arm 1 South Okanagan 1

L 0 1 1 1 1 2 2

T GF GA 0 10 5 0 2 3 0 6 7 0 6 6 0 11 5 0 4 7 0 9 15

Pts 4 2 2 2 2 2 2

Peewee Tier 2 Male Team W Penticton 2 Kelowna 2 Salmon Arm 2 Kamloops 1 Greater Trail 1 West Kelowna 0 Winfield 0

L 0 0 1 1 2 2 2

T GF GA 0 6 2 0 12 6 0 12 5 1 12 13 1 9 10 0 2 9 0 6 14

Pts 4 4 4 3 3 0 0

Peewee Tier 3 Male Team W Merritt 1 West Kelowna 1 Kelowna 2 Penticton 1 South Okanagan 0 Kamloops 1 Salmon Arm 0

L 0 0 0 1 0 2 3

T GF GA 0 10 0 0 5 4 1 21 5 0 5 9 1 4 4 0 6 19 0 8 18

Pts 2 2 5 2 1 2 0

Recreation League Standings Atom Dev Koteles Conf/Berg/Fisher Div Team W L T GF GA Pts Kamloops 2 2 0 0 10 3 4 Kamloops 1 2 0 0 18 6 4 Kelowna 1 1 1 0 8 8 2 West Kelowna 1 0 1 0 1 12 0 Kelowna 2 0 1 0 1 5 0 Penticton 1 0 1 0 5 6 0 G. Vernon 1 0 1 0 3 6 0 Atom Dev Michie Conf/Adolphe Div Team W L T GF GA Summerland 2 0 0 11 5 Merritt 1 1 0 0 8 5 North Okanagan 1 1 0 0 9 2 Salmon Arm 2 2 1 0 20 18 West Kelowna 2 1 1 0 6 4 Penticton 2 1 1 0 13 6 South Okanagan 1 1 1 0 8 10 G. Vernon 2 0 2 0 3 13 Kam.PW Fem 0 1 0 9 11 Kelowna 4 0 2 0 6 19

Pts 4 2 2 4 2 2 2 0 0 0

South Central , Atom Rec Team W L T GF GA Penticton 4 1 0 0 5 4 Penticton 1 1 0 0 13 2 Princeton 0 0 7 4 2 Summerland 1 1 0 0 13 3 Summerland 2 1 0 0 4 2 Penticton 3 1 0 1 11 4 West Kelowna 1 0 0 1 1 1 Penticton 2 0 1 0 3 13 West Kelowna 4 0 1 0 3 10 S. Okanagan 1 0 2 0 6 20 West Kelowna 2 0 1 0 2 4 West Kelowna 3 0 1 0 4 5

Pts 2 2 0 2 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0

South Central , Peewee Rec Team W L T GF GA Penticton 1 3 0 0 19 6 Princeton 2 0 0 16 5 West Kelowna 1 2 1 0 21 13 West Kelowna 4 1 1 0 5 4 West Kelowna 2 1 1 1 19 9 Penticton 2 1 1 0 21 19 West Kelowna 3 0 1 1 5 10 Summerland 1 0 2 0 6 22 S. Okanagan 1 0 3 0 10 34

Pts 6 4 4 2 3 2 1 0 0

South Central , Bantam Rec Team W L T Penticton 1 2 0 0 Penticton 3 2 0 0 Kelowna 8 1 0 0 Summerland 1 3 0 0 Penticton 2 1 0 1 West Kelowna 2 2 1 0 Kelowna 1 0 0 1 Kelowna 3 0 0 1 Kelowna 2 1 1 0 West Kelowna 3 1 1 0 West Kelowna 1 1 1 0 Kelowna 6 1 2 0 Kelowna 7 0 1 1 South Okanagan 1 0 3 0 Kelowna 4 0 3 0

Pts 4 4 2 6 3 4 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 0 0

GF 11 9 7 27 7 32 3 3 8 3 5 13 4 2 10

GA 1 3 0 7 3 16 3 3 10 5 7 9 8 24 32

Kelowna 5

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Female Midget Rec Team W Penticton 3 Kamloops 0 Chase 0

L 0 2 1

T GF GA 0 19 7 0 7 14 0 0 5

Pts 6 0 0

Peewee Female Rec Team W Kelowna 1 1 Merritt 1 Penticton 0 Chase 0

L 0 0 1 1

T GF GA 0 17 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 17

Pts 2 2 0 0

Penticton Dart Association Week 4 Rnk Team Mon Pts 1 Smokin Aces 7 2 Clancey’s Snipers 2 3 Best D.S. Bar 1 5 4 Anaf Wreckers 5 4 Elks Avengers 5 6 Barley Mill Dart Bags 6 7 Anaf Vixens 5 8 Elks Kodiaks 4 8 The Elks Factors 6 8 Pen Legion DDT 4 11 OK Falls Legion 6 12 Anaf Hand Grenades 2 12 Pen Legion Dreggers 2 14 Anaf Armed and Hammered 0 15 Clancey’s Crushers 1 15 Clancey’s Arrows 2 17 Elks Bullits 3 18 Eagle Eye 1 18 Eagle Flytes 3 20 Elks Points 1

Ttl 25 22 21 20 20 19 18 15 15 15 14 12 12 11 9 9 7 6 6 4

B.C. High School Volleyball Senior boys AA league Week 3 Rank Team 1. MEI (Abbotsford) 2. Langley Christian 3. Langley Fundamental 4. Nanaimo District 5. Okanagan Mission 6. Highland (Comox) 7. Duchess Park (Prince George) 8. Princess Margaret 9. DP Todd (Prince George) 10. College Heights (Prince George) HM. George Elliot HM. Surrey Christian HM. Pacific Academy (Surrey) Senior boys AAA league Week 3 Rank Team 1. Kelowna 2. Earl Marriot (Surrey) 3. Mt. Boucherie 4. Steveston-London (Richmond) 5. Belmont (Langford/Victoria) 6. Oak Bay (Victoria) 7. Reynolds (Victoria) 8. Penticton 9. Claremont (Victoria) 10. Fraser Heights (Surrey) HM. Burnaby North HM. Delta HM. Elgin Park (Surrey) Senior girls AA League WK 3 1 Lambrick Park, Victoria (1) 2 Pacific Academy, Surrey (2) 3 Cedar, Nanaimo (3) 4 Elphinstone, Gibsons (4) 5 Langley Fundamental (5) 6 York House, Vancouver (6) 7 Sa-hali, Kamloops (8) 8 STA, North Vancouver (7) 9 St. Thomas More, Burnaby, (9) 10 GW Graham, Chilliwack (10) Senior girls AAAA League 1 South Delta (1) 2 Kelowna (2) 3 Riverside, Port Coquitlam (3) 4 Earl Marriott, Surrey (4) 5 Argyle, North Vancouver (5) 6 South Kamloops (6) 7 Elgin Park, Surrey (7) 8 GP Vanier, Courtenay (10) 9 West Van (9) 10 Handsworth, North Vancouver (9)

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EXPERIENCED WORKER REQUIRED immediately for busy cabinet shop in Penticton. Must be familiar with cabinet construction, countertop fabrication & be able to work in a team setting. Driver’s licence is required. Benefit package, competitive wages. Email resume to: or call 250 809-8170

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YARDING Crew Needed on Vancouver Island- Experience is an asset. Madil 071 operator, Hooktender, Landing bucker. Please forward resume to

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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. CASUAL Support Worker Young Adult Mental Health Recovery Program Martin House is a program for youth/young adults in recovery from a mental illness. You will possess strong communications skills, are open to flexible hours and have a minimum Human Services Worker certificate with knowledge of mental illnesses. Together we can make a difference! Email

AUTOMATED TANK Manufacturing Inc. is looking for experienced welders. Competitive wages, profit sharing bonus plus manufacturing bonus incentive. Full insurance package 100% paid by company. Good working environment. Keep your feet on the ground in a safe welding environment through in hole manufacturing process. No scaffolding or elevated work platform. Call Cindy for an appointment or send resume to: 780-8462231 (Office); 780-846-2241 (Fax).

Full Service Law Firm requires Conveyance Assistant and Litigation Assistant, full-time or part-time will be considered, fax resumes: 250-492-2360

Kelowna METAL FAB shop requires full-time experienced Mig Welders & Brake Operators. May be shift work and must be physically fit. Wages according to exp, excellent benefits package. Please email resume to

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Duties include, but are not limited to: • Ensure stock levels will support equip. in the field • Develop and maintain relationships with customers. • Ensure that the Parts and Inventory function delivers quality & exceeds customer needs. • Promote the sale of parts. • Develop annual objectives for the Parts and Inventory function • Ensure company plans and programs are carried out by Parts Department. • Ensure that activities are conducted in full compliance with OHSE standards and SMS company policies and processes.

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• Post-secondary education with 5 - 7 years parts and inventory management exp. Any combo of education and exp.may be considered. • Strong knowledge of the Komatsu product line and the products SMS currently service is an asset. • Exc. managerial skills, as well as in-depth knowledge of industry logistic and manufacturing issues. Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resumé quoting reference number PM-12320-10102013 and position title to: Email: Fax: (1)604.888.9699


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Financial Services

JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE Service Technician(s) in Hanna Alberta. Hanna Chrysler Ltd. offers competitive wages from $30/hour, negotiable depending on experience. Bright, modern shop. Full-time permanent with benefits. Friendly town just 2 hours from major urban centres. More info online at: Fax 403-854-2845; or Email:

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Cleaning Services B & C Cleaning, residential, commercial & construction cleaning, yard clean-ups & maintenance, Bill & Cheryl Watson, (250)488-7964 Cleaning, house sitting, animal sitting avail. immed., ref’s avail., call 250-492-5907

Garden & Lawn Valley Wide Lawn & Yard Care; Fall Lawn care aeration plus fall fertilizer only $79.99 most sized lawns, fully experienced landscape & fruit tree pruner, leaf & yard clean-ups, debris removal, Gerald 250493-5161, please book early


Product Advisor Guarantee + commission and full benefit package. Drop off resume

Education/Trade Schools

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Free Items

Plumbing, taps, toilets, dishwashers, electrical, light fixtures, switches, plugs & many other services, call Gord, (250)328-2710

Free Pine firewood, buck it up, haul it away, (250)490-5672

Home Improvements

Ambrosia & Granny Smith Apples, Red Delicious only $0.50/lb, 1260 Broughton Ave., off Upper Bench Rd., delivery in Penticton, (250)4879295


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Moving & Storage FAMILY Movers. Moving? Anything, anywhere. Local and long distance trips. Packing service available, weekly trips to Vancouver, Alberta, full and partial loads. Cheapest rates in the valley. Free Estimates, 250-493-2687

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Rubbish Removal PENTICTON Junk Removal! Anything goes! Household waste, furniture and appliances to the dump 250-770-0827 AAA Trainor Family Hauling, hauling rubbish to the dump and small jobs, service with a smile, Pat, 250-486-4867

Pets & Livestock

Livestock Premium Wood Shavings New supplier of Animal bedding, starting at $250 for 54 cubic yards delivered, (250)770-0214

Pets Wanted, German Shepherd Dog, Bill 250-494-7978

Merchandise for Sale

Building Supplies Granite kitchen counter top 9 1/2 ft. x 26 inch w/hole for under-mount sink, also matching 6 1/2 ft. x 15 inch bar-top all with back splash pieces. Brand new - canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t use in our renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. $1600, 250-488-1478

Farm Equipment Bauer Reel guns, 1000ft, 3in. hose, approx. 3 years old, excellent cond., Logan 3 horse angle haul with tack room in front, (2) Emore Saddles, made by E.F. Emore, High River, AB, (1) 15â&#x20AC;? like new, $1200, (1) 16â&#x20AC;? used but in very good cond., $600, 250-4936857

Firearms Sauer Outback, Walther PPQâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s & 1911-22â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Tokarev TT-33â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s & SVT40â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Mosin-Nagantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, SKSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Glock 17â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s & 22â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, ammunition, and much more at Weber & Markin Gunsmiths, The Best Little Gunshop Around 4-1691 Powick Rd Kel 250-762-7575 Tue-Sat 10-6 Three shotguns for sale, must have FAC, (250)499-2023

Food Products Homemade Ukrainian dishes for order

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 Penticton Western News

Fruit & Vegetables

APPLES - Extra Fancy, Freshly picked, Organically grown in Okanagan. Distributors, Any quantity, Pickup or Delivery. email: Ph 250-764-7830 Beautiful organically grown red delicious apples .25/lb, u-pick 250-494-0446 RUSSIAN Red Garlic For Sale, No Sprays, Seed Garlic or Consumption garlic. Colin 250-494-9499 or 250-3280899

TIMESHARE IN NEW MEXICO 3 weeks, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Redâ&#x20AC;? Time, Deeded 2bdrm,2bath condo, world wide exchange, RCI

$3000 Phone: 250-764-2027

For Sale By Owner 3 bdrm house, w/2 bdrm basement suite, 3408 Okanagan Ave $269,900. 10 acres 3bdrm basement house between Vernon and Armstrong. Ideal for horses and growing. $429,900 250-545-5532.

Furniture NEW QUEEN Mattress Set $200 Company Coming? Tired of your old mattress? Still in plastic! Mfg. warranty 250.870.2562

Heavy Duty Machinery A-STEEL SHIPPING DRY STORAGE CONTAINERS Used 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122;40â&#x20AC;&#x2122;45â&#x20AC;&#x2122;53â&#x20AC;&#x2122; in stock. SPECIAL 44â&#x20AC;&#x2122;X40â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Container Shop w/steel trusses $13,800! Sets up in one day! 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 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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Misc. for Sale Electric full massage chair, paid $2200, asking $1000 obo, (250)493-7245 Maple table, 6 chairs w/cabinet, 6x6 unit, each 2ft wide, moveable oven & spit, 18x12 computer table, records & radio cabinet, hall table & mirror, 250-493-1387 STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or visit us online at: Utility trailers for sale, phone 250-493-1753

Misc. Wanted Genuine Coin Collector Buyer Collections, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins etc 250-499-0251 Special Foreign Coins & old coins, tokens, medals, ect. Canadian + Todd: 250-864-3521 Wanted: Old Silver, 864-3521 Wanted, German Shepherd Dog, Bill 250-494-7978 Wanted to buy Jewelry to repair or recycle or out of date. 1-778-932-2316

Musical Instruments MUSIC Lessons! Guitar, piano, voice. Maeve Lily School of Music, Pent. (778)4765917,

Sporting Goods VERNON SKI SWAP Saturday, Oct 19th 8:30 AM Vernon Rec Centre. Buy, sell, new and used skis, snowboards,xc, clothing and equipment.


202 EDMONTON AVE 2 bed, 2 bath, 2nd floor corner. (55+ Build) AVAIL. NOW $1100


329 RIGSBY ST 2 bed, 2 bath, grd level, lge deck, 5 appl, gas f/p, 1 sec. park stall. (19+ Build). AVAIL. NOW $1200 DUPLEXâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S / HOUSES

HEALES AVE 2 bed, furnished house, 4 appl. Avail. Sept 15 - May 31



LINDEN AVE, KALEDEN 2 + 2 bed house, fr/st, dish. AVAIL. NOW $1100


955 ROBINSON AVE 3 bed townhouse, fr/st, dish, garage. AVAIL. NOW $1150

Firewood/Fuel A-1 Firewood, split & delivered, full cords Pine $200, 1/2 cord $125, 1/4 cord $75., mixed, $225 cord, incl. free delivery, 250-770-0827, 250809-0127 eves.

Front Street Realty Property Management #2 Front Street Penticton, B.C.


483 Maurice St. - Penticton Open House, Sat., Oct. 19 10 AM - 12 PM $480,000 MLS# X2702291 Top 5 ď&#x192;&#x17E;nalist for Okanagan, Provincial & National Awards. Luxury 2BR, 3 bath townhouse, Lg. dbl. garage. Low Strata fees. 250-492-6756

REVELSTOKE AVE 2 bed, 2 bath. AVAIL. NOW $1200


SAGE MESA DR 3 bed, 1 bath house, 5 appl, dble grg. AVAIL. NOW $1250


ALLISON ST 4 bed, 2 bath duplex, rec room, decent sized yard, 5 appl, Col. school area. AVAIL. NOW $1250


PRIME LAKEVIEW LOTS from $140,000. Also: 1 precious 3 acre parcel, owner financing. 250-558-7888

SPILLER RD 1+2 bed, lakeview, furnished. Avail. Oct. 25 - May 31

Houses For Sale


BRING ALL OFFERS! Open House- 186 Crown Cres, Westshore Estates, Sat, Oct 19, 1-4pm. Over 2100 sq ft on one level of professionally designed & decorated beauty. 4 rooms with fire places. Nice country setting, great yard, lots of parking, friendly community. (403)540-2991.

Mobile Homes & Parks RETIRE IN Beautiful Southern BC, Brand New Park. Affordable Housing. COPPER RIDGE. Manufactured Home Park, New Home Sales. Keremeos, BC. Spec home on site to view. Please call 250-4627055.

RV Sites CAMPGROUND MEMBERSHIPS 1000 Trails, including Naco, Leisure World + Resort Management in Palm Springs. Phone: 250-763-3686

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 1 & 2 bdrm, newly renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d suites. Secured access, util incl, near hospital, bus route and close to all amenities, n/p, n/s 250-938-3626 1bdrm 2nd floor in DT Penticton, ns, np, could be office/home space, mature tenant, ref req., $690/mo. (incl. util.) Vito (604)291-1059 2bdrm, $750, 1bdrm $650, adult/senior oriented, clean, quiet, cat ok, 250-492-7328 2bdrm condo, freshly painted, new laminate floors, A/C, close to hosp., on bus route., N/S, N/P, $850/mo. incl. util., children welcome, avail. immed., (250)276-0757 2 Bedroom, 3rd floor, $850/ month plus utilities, 40+ Building, 250-487-1136 Quiet 1234sqft, 2bdrm rancher, 1.5ba, 6appl., 19+, np, ns, 200sqft closed deck, 5 min walk to Skaha, close to Walmart, avail. Dec. 1, $1100, (250)493-1646 Georgia



Commercial/ Industrial PRIME Commercial Space: 2300sqft. in busy Apple Plaza, ample parking. Call Barb 250492-6319

Mobile Homes & Pads MOBILE $650/mo Olalla 1/2 hr south from Penticton 2 bdrm w/d s/f NS Private lot lrg fenced yd 250-499-9703




Suites, Lower

Cars - Domestic

Trucks & Vans

1bdrm basement suite, ns, np, $600 (incl. util), no laundry, avail. Nov. 1, 250-492-0556

1989 Honda Civic, 3 door, 5 speed, good reliable car, winter/summer tires, price reduced, $1000, 250-493-3031 after 6pm or 250-809-6080

1984 GMC Dually rebuilt 454, rebuilt Turbo 400 tranny, lots & lots done, flatback, cowl hood, runs as new, no rust or bondo, 130,000kms, $4000, call 778476-2046

2bdrm basement suite, Wiltse area, avail. immed., np, ns, $875 (incl. cable & util.), 778476-2007 (evenings) Large 2 bedroom bsmt suite. Recent reno, lg windows, W/D, new F/S, walk to downtown Summerland. NP, NS. Phone 403-606-1361. Spacious 1bdrm furnished suite, West Bench $800 incl. util., w/d, TV, wireless internet, gated parking, n/s, 250-4903442, 250-488-2241 Westbench, avail. Oct. 15, 1200 sqft. 2bdrm, in suite laundry, utilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wifi, HD cable incl., $870/mo., ns, pet neg., 250-809-0322

Suites, Upper

2007 Mercedes Benz B200, black interior/exterior, low mileage, new winter tires incl., $9250 obo, (250)462-2605

1993 Ford Econoline Van 150, 302 cu. in., runs exc., exc. work truck or hauler, new 3 core rad, exhaust, fuel pump, tune up, everything works, burns no oil, $2500, call 778476-2046

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2002 Dakota P.U.


4.7 auto, all power options, c/w like new Arrow canopy & new tires. Interior & exterior in excellent condition. S.L.T. model

Automatic, 4 door. New tires & after market rims. Power everything for the year. New brake pads, stereo & speakers (installed). 282,000kms Oil and filter replaced beginning of September. Minor rust behind back wheel wells.

$5,500 OBO

2bdrm, 2ba, upper level house, $1000+util., near Skaha beach, (250)462-0687 BACHELOR suite ground floor in clean, quiet NS/NP 50+ building near Cherry Lane. F/S/AC, hot water, parking. Coin laundry. 6-month lease then month to month. $475 + utils. Avail Nov 1. 250 462-6745 LOVELY bachelor suite near downtown Summerland, 45+, No pets full bath 500 sq feet, carport ,storage shed, utilities incl, 2nd flr, secure, $600 per mth. 250-494-9025

2006 Smart Car cabrio diesel, black convertible 113,000 km v good condition $6,500. Text message 250-809-7187



2005 GMC Sierra 1500

2009 Trike - Harley Davidson Ultra Classic, 42K, loaded, $24,500. (250)558-5581 Hyosung Sense Scooter, low kms, 1/2 price, $1500, (250)493-1939

140,000km. Leveling kit 3â&#x20AC;? body lift 35â&#x20AC;? tires

Auto Accessories/Parts 4 Nokia winter truck tires, good cond., 265/70/16, $200 obo, (250)809-6797 4 Snowmark Snow tires P205/60R16, $150, 250-4972004 Used Tires, Huge Selection of used tires and wheels in stock. We might have what you need. Prices vary according to size and quality. Starting at $25.00. Call us or drop in to Larsens Excel 555 Okanagan Ave East 250-492-5630 Penticton

Auto Financing

Phone: 250-718-4969 (Kelowna)

Cars - Sports & Imports

Scrap Car Removal AAA Scrap Removal,Will meet or beat all competitors pricing, 250-801-4199

Shared Accommodation Room for rent, clean quiet person, $395-$475, includes everything. (250)492-2543

Suites, Lower 1bd daylight basement, close to Wiltse Elem. Sch., N/S, N/P, prefer mature resp. person, refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s req., $650 incl. util., avail. Oct. 1, 250-493-5630 1bdrm basement suite, $550 (incl. util), Munson Ave, 250462-5228


$13,000 OBO Call Nick at: 250-718-6425

Scrap car removal, We are licensed & insured, more weight = more money, 250328-8697, Penticton


Trucks & Vans


Homes for Rent PANORAMA Lake Views $1400/ month plus utilities. Spacious 3bdr/2.5 bath HOME in Summerland. FSDWD gas fpl for cosy evenings. Private Front yard on quiet street attached dbl garage, entertainment size deck with expansive lake views. 12 or 9 month lease, pets negotiable. Perfect for a couple Call 1-604-8036199 for photos and more information.

250-870-1108, anytime

With Wheelchair lift, leather interior, dual air, reclining sofa, clean & reliable

28,000 with Lift or $20,000 as 7 Passenger Travel Van $

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Vernonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Best! New Grand Location! Discrete, Upscale, Beautiful Attendants. In/out Spoil yourself! 250-307-8174. DTWN. Hiring!

Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent


Top floor 2 bdrm walk up, quiet building, fridge, stove, coin op laundry, extra storage. Avail. NOW (SHM 301) $1250 Alysen place, 4th floor, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, H.W floors, 6 appl, secâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d parking, large balcony. Avail. NOW (OT590)


Near college & SOEC, 2 bdrm unfurnished older home, f, s, w, d, fenced yard. Avail. Sept to June 30/14. (H679) $1000 6 MONTH MIN. LEASE, grd flr, 2 bdrm furnished suite, 5 appl, yard off street parking, small dog ok. Avail. NOW (OT596) $1300 Brand new Furnished Term rental now â&#x20AC;&#x201C; end of May or June 2014, 4 bdrm, 2.5 bth, single garage, 1.2 duplex, near rec centre, SOEC and beach, no pets, no smoking. (OT600)

HOUSES: $1100 2 bdrm, 1 bath, one level home near downtown, community centre, quiet area, f, s, w.d. Avail. Mid. Oct. $1300 Near Columbia school, 3 bdrm large family home w/ 1 bdrm in-law suite, 5 appliances, garage, low maintenance yard. Avail. NOW (H656-1)

TOWNHOUSES: $1000 2 bdrm + den townhouse, f, s, d/w, hook up for washer/ dryer, 1.5 bath, small private back yard. Avail. Nov. 1 (TH467) $1000 3 bdrm townhouse, f, s, small fenced yard, near Skaha Middle school. Avail. Nov. 1 (Th495) Prospective tenants must complete an application form at:


280 MAIN STREET, PENTICTON, B.C. V2A 5B2 PHONE: 250-493-4372 - Only qualified applicants will be contacted.

Penticton Western News Wednesday, October 16, 2013


calendar Wednesday October 16

Come and Celebrate Oktoberfest at the Oliver Senior Centre, 5876 Airport St. Happy hour is at 4:30 p.m. and dinner at 5:30 p.m. followed by dancing at 7 p.m. Tickets on sale now. More info at 250-498-6142. Everyone welcome. newComers Club helps develop new friendships and learn about the area through activities: walking, bocce, crafts, lunch, pool, coffee, golf, Scrabble, picnics, and more. Meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Penticton Lawn Bowling Club, 260 Brunswick St. Call Dan 778-476-3831 for more info. the pentiCton aCademy of Music String Orchestra rehearses from 7:15-8:45 p.m. in the lounge of the Leir House, 220 Manor Park Ave. New members welcome. Please call 250-493-7977 for more info. summerland art Club meets Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Summerland Library. Painters of all levels welcome. Workshops available. Contact Mary at 250-494-5851 for info. beginning nov. 6 the Order of St. Luke will meet on the first and third Wednesdays in St. Saviours Church at noon for healing prayer. the naramata sCottish Country Dance Club has classes at 7 p.m. Please bring soft-soled shoes to wear for dancing. For more information call Davina at 250-4871272. Classes are held Wednesdays through April from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Shatford Centre. Neither Scottish background nor a partner is required. the pentiCton publiC Library has started its fall session of story times with pre-school storytime (Ages 3-5) from 11 to 11:30 a.m. until Nov. 27. No session on Oct. 16. All programs are free. For more information, please call Julia Cox at 250-7707783 or ask in the children’s library. bereavement t he resourCe Centre at 626 Martin St. hosts weekly drop-in grief support sessions Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. For more information on other available programs or support in the loss of a pet, please call 250-490-1107. Foster Care inFo sessions every Wednesday

at 10 a.m. at MCFD Resource Office. For info call Moe at 250770-7524 or visit www. or www.mcf. pentiCton dupliCate bridge Club holds weekly games Wednesdays at 7 p.m., Thursdays at 1 p.m. and the Under 100 Club Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. in the Penticton library. Call Birgitta at 250-770-1154 for info. al-anon For Friends and family of alcoholics at 7:30 p.m. at United Church, 696 Main St. Call 250-490-9272 for info. bingo every wednesday in the Legion hall with the Ladies Auxiliary, 502 Martin St. at 1 p.m. Lunches are available. 65-plus singles CoFFee Club meets at 10 a.m. at the Penticton Golf and Country Club. For info call 250-492-0459 or 250-770-1018. seniors’ reCreation and Wellness Centre at 439 Winnipeg St. hosts euchre every Wednesday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Call Betty at 250-4900468 for more info. anavets has hump Day with dinner by Stu at 5:30 p.m. and music by Buzz Byer at 6:30 p.m. Kiwanis Club has a lunch meeting every Wednesday at noon at 390 Brunswick St. oliver double o Quilters have drop-in activities Wednesdays. hand and Foot Canasta at 1 p.m. in the Penticton Leisure Centre, 439 Winnipeg St. Lessons available for those who have never played before. Call June evenings at 250-492-7630 for info. F alls o Kanagan seniors’ Activity Centre has exercise classes at 8 a.m., music and coffee

hour at 9 a.m., followed by carpet bowling at 1 p.m. alCoholiCs anonymous has Nooners meetings Monday to Friday noon at 352 Winnipeg St. Call service 24 hours is 250490-9216. Night group meets in the Baptist Church at 7:30 p.m. at 1498 Government St. The Summerland group meets at 8 p.m. at 13204 Henry Ave. in the basement. south main drop-in Centre has beginner line dance at 9 a.m., a coffee social and medical Qi Gong at 10 a.m., and easy to intermediate line dance and cribbage at 1 p.m. Call 250-493-2111 to confirm line dance activities.

Thursday October 17

the thursday nite Jazz band is playing a benefit concert for Grandmothers for Africa at 7:30 p.m. in the Barking Parrot. Come and enjoy some great tunes and a great evening for a ticket price of just $10. Contact Norma Lippa, 250-492-7883 or visit the front desk of the Lakeside Hotel for tickets. All proceeds support Grandmothers for Africa. h arvest a nnual auCtion at the October meeting of Penticton Garden Club. Meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the library auditorium. Bring any produce. preserves or plants you might want to donate to our sale. Fun evening. Visitors welcome. interior health FaCilitates a caregiver support group for individuals caring for a family member or friend, at home or

in a care facility in the Penticton Health Centre on the second and fourth Thursday of the month from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Contact Interior Health at 250-770-3486 for information. Fraternal order oF the Eagles has Joseph’s famous pizza at 4 p.m. and musical bingo at 7 p.m. All members and guests welcome to the hall at 1197 Main St. elKs Club on Ellis Street has darts at 7 p.m. All skill levels welcome. the pentiCton squares dance club is offering three free Thursday dance sessions Oct. 3, 10, 17 at the Shatford Centre, 760 Main St., 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Attend any or all with no obligation, no commitment. Additional sessions will follow by registration. Fun, fitness and friendship await you. More information at, 250-492-5856 or 250492-3247. anavets have Fun pool and 269 dart club at 7 p.m.

Fitness Friends meet in the Royal Canadian Legion, 502 Martin St. at 10 a.m. Get in shape. For info call Dot at 250-4925400. FranCo 50-plus Club meets from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Drop-in program for French speakers wanting to socialize in French, including activities such as games, outings, discussions, hobbies and projects. Call Lina at 250492-2549 for info. the pentiCton publiC Library has started its fall session of story times with Bedtime Stories (Age: 3 and up) from 6:45 to 7:15 p.m. on Nov. 28. No session on Oct. 10. All programs are free. For more information, please call Julia Cox at 250-7707783 or ask in the children’s library. oKanagan south and i mmigrant Community Services is offering free English classes. For more info, stop by the office at 508 Main St. or call 250-4926299.

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calendar Desert sage spinners and Weavers Guild meets at 10 a.m. at the Oliver Community Centre. Visitors are always welcome. If you are interested in becoming a member stop by or contact Gail

Erickson at rgerickson@ or 250-4984959. alcoholics anonymous night group meets at 8 p.m. at 150 Orchard Ave. in the Outreach Centre. The Okanagan Falls

group meets at 8 p.m. at 5328 Hawthorne St., and the men’s book study group runs at 7:30 p.m. at 102 1825 Main St. Vineyard Church. royal canaDian legion branch 40 has NFL foot-

ball at 5:30 p.m., crib and drop-in eight-ball pool at 7 p.m. in the Legion hall at 502 Martin St. south main Drop-in Centre has Spanish conversation and carpet bowl at 10 a.m., bingo, improv-

It’s All Play and No Work at Cherry Park Arthur Gladish and his wife Lee decided it was time to let someone else take care of the cooking, cleaning and laundry — leaving them free to enjoy flying and other fun pursuits. At Cherry Park, the dedicated staff do the work while Arthur and Lee focus on the lighter side of life: enjoying their spacious suite, socializing with new friends and appreciating the fresh, healthy dining. Arthur’s even discovered a fun activity that impresses the grandkids: Wii Bowling. “

Life here is carefree!”

er line dance and crafters meet at 1 p.m. Call 250493-2111 to confirm line dance activities. o kanagan F alls seniors’ Activity Centre has computer classes at 9 a.m., bridge at 1 p.m. and cribbage at 7:30 p.m. Everyone welcome. al-anon For FrienDs and family of alcoholics meets at 7:30 p.m. in the Summerland United Church. Call 250-4909272. tops (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 5:30 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene, 523 Jermyn Ave. Call Merle at 250770-8093. tops B.c. 1640 meets from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Bethel Church basement at 945 Main St. Phone Beverley at 250493-5968 or Liz at 250493-7997 for more info. city peach meet toastmasters from noon to 1 p.m. at the Penticton United Church. Toastmasters improves speaking abilities and leadership skills. Call 250-492-2362 for info.


October 18 FriDay social Dances at South Main Drop-In Centre, 2965 South Main St., Join us for music by Buzz Byer starting at 7:30 p.m. $6 per person. All welcome. penticton geology anD lapidary club are holding their annual fall sale at Cherry Lane. Wirewrapped jewellery, rough rocks and more. Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. And Saturday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. the penticton puBlic Library has started its fall session of story times

with Baby Songs And Rhymes (Ages: pre-walkers, infant – 15 months) from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. and Toddlertime (Age: 16 months to three years, with caregiver) from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Both programs run to Nov. 29, with no session on Oct. 11. All programs are free. For more information, please call Julia Cox at 250-770-7783 or ask in the children’s library. alcoholics anonymous has a group meet in Naramata at 8 p.m. at 3740 3rd St. in Community Church hall. In Summerland, the step study meeting is at 7:30 p.m. at 13204 Henry Ave. Friends Friday night at 6:30 p.m. at 2964 Skaha Lake Rd. at Oasis United Church. summerlanD pleasure painters meet every Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Harold Simpson Memorial Youth Centre. New members and drop-ins are welcome. Contact Ruth at 494-7627 for info. F untimers t he Ballroom Dance Club holds a dance most Fridays upstairs at the Elks Club on Ellis Street. Ballroom and Latin American dancing is featured from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Non-members welcome. For more information visit www. or call Brian 250-4927036. overeaters anonymous meets from noon to 1 p.m. at the United Church at 696 Main St. seniors singles lunch Club welcomes 65-plus each Friday. For location call 250-496-5980 or 250-770-8622. 890 Wing oF South Okanagan Air Force

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Association meets at 4 p.m. in the clubhouse at 126 Dakota Ave. B ereavement t he resource Centre at 626 Martin St. hosts weekly drop-in grief support sessions Fridays at 10:30 a.m. For more information on other available programs or support in the loss of a pet, please call 250-490-1107. s eniors penticton computer Club dropin sessions Monday and Friday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. People may sign up for memberships, classes or have computer problems solved. Lectures on Saturdays at 10 a.m. on a variety of computingrelated topics. Fraternal orDer oF Eagles has dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. and music from 7 p.m. to closing. elks cluB on Ellis Street has drop-in darts and pool starting at 7 p.m. Newcomers welcome. royal canaDian legion branch 40 has daily lunches from Monday to Thursday, with fish and chips on Friday at 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. anavets has karaoke at 7 p.m. Prize of $25 Anavets bucks. Everyone welcome. al-anon meets at the Oasis United Church at 2964 Skaha Lake Rd. from 6 to 7 p.m. For info call 250-490-9272.

Upcoming EVEnTS p ersonal health check clinic from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 19 at Cherry Lane with students from the practical nursing and health care assistant programs at Sprott Shaw College. p enticton t he acaDemy oF music presents a student recital at 2 p.m. on Oct. 20 in the Leir House Lounge, 220 Manor Park Ave. Admission is free, but donations to the student bursary are gratefully received. o kanagan s outh rcmp veterans will be holding a Book of Memory service on Oct. 23 at 2 p.m. at Providence Funeral Chapel, 1258 Main St., to commemorate and honour those who have served the community in law enforcement and passed away in our area. Everyone welcome. For more information call Joe MacDonald at 250494-1147 or Bob Ogden at 250-493-1049.


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