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Winter concert

Music students at Summerland Middle School performed at their annual winter concert last week.

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Longer hours

S u m m e r l a n d ’s downtown merchants have offered extended shopping hours on Friday evenings.

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Scam attempts

Scammers targeting Summerlanders have been less successful than in previous years.

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Providing help

The Summerland Resource Centre has been providing assistance to those in need since May.

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An icy swim

The Summerland Kinsmen Club will hold the annual Polar Bear Dip to welcome in the new year.

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YOUR SMILE A song told me to Deck the Halls, so I did. Mr. and Mrs. Hall were not happy.

Packing gifts

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Keith Quesnelle, manager of McBain Insurance and Amanda Lusted of McBain Insurance pack some of the gifts which were donated through the Summerland Review’s annual Operation Santa Claus gift drive. See related story on Page 11.

$300,000 funding given New technology used to extract phytochemicals by John Arendt A Summerland agricultural research company has received $300,000 in federal funding to study

a method of extracting phytochemicals from plants. Phytochemicals, such as antioxidants, are chemical compounds which occur naturally in plants. The funding announcement was made on Monday morning at Mazza

Innovation Ltd. on Highway 97. Dan Albas, MP for Okanagan Coquihalla, speaking on behalf of agriculture minister Gerry Ritz, said the funding will help agriculture in the region. “We’re helping to cre-

ate new opportunities for Okanagan farmers and spin-off industries,” he said. “This Canadian-made pioneering technology will increase the demand for a wide variety of Canadian agriculture crops and help proces-

sors boost their profits while fulfilling the growing demand for healthenhancing foods.” The funding comes through the AgriInnovation Program, a five-year initiative with up to $698 million available.


Commission must approve changes by John Arendt

The provincial Agricultural Land Commission must give its approval before any Summerland farm lands can be removed from the Agricultural Land Reserve. The commission came into effect in April of 1973, to protect farm land in the province. Removing lands from the land reserve requires an application process and approval from the commission. Mayor Janice Perrino said the commission would not approve

the removal of lands near the core of the community unless other lands within Summerland could be added to the land reserve. She added that municipal council also wanted to support agricultural land and would not have put forward a plan which would have reduced the amount of farm land in Summerland. “We would never agree to taking land out without putting land back in,” Perrino said. The proposed Urban Growth Plan requires the removal of 87 hectares of land from the Agri-

cultural Land Reserve. The land to be removed is near the core of the community and in some cases, it has not been farmed for many years. While some supporters of the land reserve have spoken out against this removal, municipal planner Ian McIntosh said other lands in the community, including some in the Prairie Valley area, will be put into the land reserve. As a result, he said there is no net loss of land within the Agricultural Land Reserve in Summerland. Perrino said two agri-busi-

nesses have asked to have land added to the land reserve. At present, some agricultural land is located in highly populated areas near the municipality’s core, resulting in some conflicts between farmers and urban neighbours. One farmer near the core has 114 urban neighbours, McIntosh said. Changes to the designation of agricultural land must go through an application process through the Agricultural Land Commission. See MEETINGS Page 3


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Police rePort Vehicle loses tire

On Dec. 15 at 5:45 p.m., an off-duty RCMP officer in West Kelowna spotted a possible impaired motorist on Highway 97. The driver of a brown Kia Sorrento was seen to be driving erratically and appeared to be losing a tire. Members of the West Kelowna RCMP detachment attempted to stop the vehicle at Trepanier Bench Road. The driver continued towards West Kelowna. The vehicle then lost its right rear tire, followed by the rim, and lost control near Brown Road. The driver, a 49-year-old Summerland woman, was taken into custody and taken to the Kelowna RCMP detachment where she provided breath samples more than four times the legal limit. She was issued a 24-hour driving prohibition, an administrative driving prohibition and her vehicle was impounded. She is facing possible charges of impaired driving, driving while over .08 and flight from police. She was released on a promise to appear in court at a later date.

coyotes attack

On Dec. 11, a Summerland woman walking dogs near the Adams Bird Sanctuary encountered a female coyote and two pups. The coyotes backed off because the woman had large dogs with her, police say. Later that day, while she was walking smaller dogs, coyotes attacked more aggressively. The woman was bitten on the arms and hands, but was able to walk away from the encounter. Conservation officers were called to deal with the coyotes.

Accidents reported

Snowy conditions resulted in three accidents on Dec. 11. At 12:28, the driver of a 2006 Mitsubishi five kilometres north of Summerland lost control, crossed two lanes of traffic and collided with a concrete barrier. At 1:26 p.m., the driver of a 2007 Dodge pickup lost control on Highway 97 near Callan Road and collided with a 2006 Nissan. There were minor injuries and there was extensive damage to both vehicles. At 1:30 p.m. in the same location, a Jeep lost control, resulting in minor damage but no injuries. Police say all motorists were travelling below the posted speed limit.




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Input received for plan by John Arendt

The public has been given multiple opportunities to provide comments and information for the community’s proposed Urban Growth Plan. The plan was received by municipal council on Dec. 9 and will be considered by council in the new year, likely in late February. Municipal planner Ian McIntosh said the public was invited to participate in the planning process numerous times in 2013. “We have done a huge amount of public engagement,” he said. “We have done the best we could to involve a lot of people.” There were more than 16 meetings for input. A total of 459

people responded to an online survey. In all, around 1,300 people participated, through surveys or at open houses and workshops. “This is the most comprehensive public engagement exercise ever undertaken within our community and on a very important issue,” Mayor Janice Perrino said. “We really wanted to get the people out,” McIntosh said. “Everybody got their say.” The plan will replace a section of the existing Official Community Plan. The community plan, which sets the direction for growth and development in Summerland, was adopted in 2008, in a 4-3 council decision. Future growth in Summerland was to be concentrated

in the Prairie Valley area, the site of the proposed Summerland Hills development. The development later was abandoned and as a result, there are no plans for the land in that area. The proposed Urban Growth Plan no longer focuses its attention on the Prairie Valley area. Instead, growth is to be concentrated in the core of the community. Doing this involves removing 87 hectares from the Agricultural Land Reserve to accommodate infilling. Before the plan can be approved, it must be presented to municipal council. A formal public hearing will be held during that time. The hearing is expected to be held in late February.

ing,” McIntosh said. R e p re s e n t a t i v e s from the Agricultural

Land Commission in Victoria could not be reached for comment.

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McIntosh said municipal representatives have met with representatives of the land commission six times during formation of the growth plan. Three of these meetings took place at the land commission’s offices and three were held in Summerland. “They see this as supportive of farm-

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Bench vandalized

On Dec. 13 at 4:25 p.m., police were called when three youths were observed damaging a public bench on Brown Street. The youths had left the scene before police arrived.

Motorist loses control

On Dec. 15 at 9:30 a.m., police were called after a motorist left the road and drove into the ditch on Highway 97 south of Sunoka Beach. Police say the vehicle received severe damage as a result. The driver was given a violation ticket for failing to keep to the right. Roads were damp with slippery sections at the time of the accident, police say.

hit and run reported

On Dec. 15, police were called following a hit and run on Shannon Crescent. A 1999 Honda Civic, was damaged severely enough that it had to be towed. Police are continuing their investigation.

For the record The name of an event in a photo caption in the Dec. 12 Summerland Review was incorrect. The event at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church was the Snowflake Tea and Sale. The Review apologizes for the error.

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A plan for growth Since the proposed Urban Growth Plan was announced last week, Summerlanders have voiced strong opinions about the plan and its effects. The plan calls for the removal of 87 hectares of land from the Agricultural Land Reserve near the core of the community, although land in the Prairie Valley area would be added to the land reserve. Proponents are quick to mention the benefits of a compact urban core, while opponents say the loss of farm land is unacceptable. Several questions must be answered before accepting or rejecting this plan. For those opposed to the growth plan, where should future urban growth be located? Summerland’s growth rate is slow at present, but there have been years when the community has had a rapid influx of newcomers. If the present mix of agricultural land and residential development continues, how can rural/urban conflicts be presented? In some cases, lands now designated as agricultural near the core of the community are adjacent to multi-family residential developments. Not all residential neighbours understand or appreciate that farming can sometimes be a noisy or messy business. For those who support the plan, what steps can be taken to ensure urban developments in the future will not further encroach onto agricultural land? While the land use plan will last for years to come, it is possible that members of a future council would give their approval to one or more smaller exclusions of agricultural land for urban development. Once a portion of agricultural land has been developed, it is almost impossible to return the land to farming. Because of the implications of this decision, it is important to act slowly and to carefully consider the implications of accepting or rejecting this plan.

The letter writers in this week’s Summerland Review deserve to be commended. Many of the letters are on the proposed Urban Growth Plan and the letter writers have strong views on this topic. At such a time, it is easy to let emotion override reason. Instead, the writers have worked to present their views in a calm, orderly fashion. This is the mark of intelligent discourse.

Premier looks back on 2013 After a whirlwind year that started with a come-frombehind election win, Premier Christy Clark sat down with me  for the traditional yearend interview in her Victoria office. Here are excerpts from that discussion. A longer version with video can be found under the Opinion Tom Fletcher tab of this newspaper’s website. TF: Premier, you surprised a few people this year. What surprised you the most about 2013? PCC: I guess it was the disconnect between the pollsters and the pundits, and the public. I did have a sense all the time that the citizens were thinking something different in the runup to the election campaign. I wondered, am I missing something here, or are they missing something? And I guess it turned out that it wasn’t me that was missing something. TF: The liquefied natural gas export project is going to use a lot of natural gas, especially in the early years. Will B.C.’s greenhouse gas reduction targets [20 per cent reduction by 2020, 80 per cent by 2050] have to be changed? PCC: I don’t have a clear answer on that yet.

We are working with the companies on exactly how we are going to structure their environmental commitments and costs, and their electricity costs versus using gas, the total royalty tax regime. We’re looking at that as one package. However that turns out, though, this opportunity to export natural gas  to Asia is the single biggest opportunity we have ever had as a province to reduce greenhouse gas emissions around the world. In shipping this to China, we are going to help them wean themselves off some of the dirtiest coal anybody’s burning anywhere in the world. TF: If B.C. is going to get credit for displacing coal use in Asia, shouldn’t B.C.’s coal exports, even though it’s metallurgical coal, count in our greenhouse gas total as well? PCC: I know that the academics and pundits are going to get all mired in competing sets of numbers and studies. For me, we have a chance to do good for the world, and we’re going to take it. TF: On oil pipelines, your agreement in November with Alberta Premier Alison Redford involves B.C. supporting her effort for a national energy strategy. What do you see it doing in the future? PCC: The big idea that she’s trying to pursue with that is a strategy that will connect us east to west in energy. Energy grids are much better

connected north to south than they are east to west. So she’s trying to pursue a pan-Canadian strategy for the exchange of energy, whether that’s hydroelectricity or natural gas or whatever it is. We haven’t been intimately involved with it until recently, so we’ll see where it goes. TF: There’s a perception out there, fuelled by the opposition, that you campaigned against oil pipelines and now you’re turning the tanker around, as it were, to be in support of them. What do you say to that? PCC: It’s typical of the other guys to reinterpret and misquote. That’s what they do. They’re in opposition. What I said was, we have five conditions that must be met in order for heavy oil to be considered to go ahead in British Columbia. That has not changed. The five conditions remain in place. As of today, none of them have been met. The only thing that is different today, from before the election, is that now I no longer stand alone in supporting the five conditions. I have one other premier supporting me, and that’s Alison Redford. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @ tomfletcherbc Email:


The number of scam attempts over the past year appears to be lower this year than in the past, according to the Summerland RCMP detachment. Still, there are some who have lost money as a result of dishonest schemes and it is possible others who have lost to the scammers have not reported this to the police. While it is encouraging to see Summerlanders becoming more vigilant and more wary of the various offers and pleas for money, it is disappointing to see these efforts continuing.

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Plan shows short-sighted vision Dear Editor: Another restless, sleepless night. I worry about the town I grew up in. I worry about the legacy and opportunity I am leaving my grandchildren. We have had a divided community for the last decade and it seems to be getting worse. We live in a harsh, cynical, violent and materialistic world that shuns love and truth. I was lucky to grow up in an orchard, and

from an early age, learned about the balance of nature. Yes, I did leave it to seek my fortune for a high paying job but returned to what I now know is my passion. I love growing food and sharing it with people. I love to see my grandson’s eyes light up when we go out to the orchard and gardens. He prefers to eat fruits and vegetables from Grampa’s place because they taste

better. He understands the patience and balance required to grow his own food. When I sit on the outside and observe the direction we are going in Summerland, I sense a short sighted vision of personal greed. As we become more urbanized, we lose sight of the basics of life and the connection to what is real. The City of Vancouver is trying to counteract their own

destructive nature of urbanization by encouraging community gardens on vacant properties, allowing the owners to waive their property taxes. Rooftops in the future will need to be “green.” Nature has provided us all with flat arable land that is best suited for our own food requirements —not simply a cheap spot to put homes on. Compromise is required to solve

Dear Editor: I wish to put a bit of history and perspective that possibly led up to the formulation of the newly proposed Community Urban Growth Plan. In the early 1990s, our community experienced a spectacular growth spurt mainly driven by early retirees from the lower mainland and prairies. In an effort to satisfy this demand developers built the latest housing fad, condos and gated strata units. Most of our present units along Victoria, Turner and Jubilee were constructed then. At the same time to satisfy the country residential market Deer Ridge, Hespeler, Harris and others came into being. At this time Summerland did not have a sanitary sewer system. Everything

was on septic, even the higher density developments, with the exception of La Vista with a private treatment plant. Council and planners at the time realized that in order to properly service our community and also meet environmental standards a sewer system was a must. I believe grant money was available at the time and engineering began. Prairie Valley was already looked at as possible growth area and there was even a proposal to build the sewer plant near the land fill. For all intents and purposes Prairie Valley made good sense at the time!! This was reflected in the 1995 Official Community Plan. Following the installation of our sewer system which included the lake shore, downtown and Trout Creek with the

plant located in Trout Creek, there was an effort to update the plan. This was abandoned I believe because of council change. I understand this group did try to direct the Urban Growth Area toward the newly serviced area. The next significant event was the Summerland Hills project which seemed to tie in nicely with the already in place Prairie Valley growth area. But at the same time the decision was made to update the Summerland Hills would supposedly satisfy our growth for years to come. 1995 OPC. I was on that committee and I thought we did a reasonable job of getting the preamble and objectives right but there was no stomach for changing any of the actual growth areas. So now here we are in 2013 with a plan suggesting we want to condense our community and more fully utilize our in place servi-

ces but our actual maps showing where growth can take place are well out of town on unserviced land. Much of these are also within designated wild fire and environmentally sensitive locations. The plan now being presented addresses all of this historical stuff and also reduces our present urban footprint by 50 per cent. This is a plan that for the first time ever is “made in Summerland” received majority community support and is not developer driven. Now for the first time ever we as residents, future residents, growers, planners and developers can see where our community could be 30 to 50 years down the track. Also we could have the opportunity to be part of this vision. Let’s get on board and be part of very progressive urban planning . Don Hudgeon Summerland

these issues — but the compromise needs to be in our minds — not the environment. We are all spokes in the wheel of life. Every time a spoke is broken, the ability of that wheel to keep going around diminishes. I don’t want to be part of that broken wheel. Ten minutes to downtown. I don’t get it. I have people drive out to Matsu Drive where I live, and get out to go for

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Did you ever get Tinkertoys for Christmas? Did you actually get to play with them or, like this little girl, did you get to witness the delight on your father’s face as he satisfied his inner child? At this wonderful time of year, the board and staff of the Summerland Museum would like to wish you and your inner child a Christmas full of love, joy and many fond memories. Merry Christmas!

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of the less fortunate and donating their fortunes. To those that presently own farmland and do not see the value in it, please move on and let others develop it into something our children will be proud of. Moving our food production capabilities into marginal lands will not work for our future needs. Gord Shandler Summerland

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a walk in an atmosphere of orchards, vineyards, and Ponderosa Pines. Why do they do that? I urge all members of my town to look at their own lifestyles and discard the excess of their lives and pursue their passions. Warren Buffet, Bill Gates and many other wealthy people have made a pledge to the world to reverse their pursuit of money by embracing the needs

A friendly smile, a casual touch, These are the things that mean so much, Sharing your prayers, today and tomorrow. God gives us comfort in the form of good friends, May His peace be with you. His love never ends.






Agricultural land must be preserved Dear Editor: I applaud Jan and Erin Carlson for their letters (Dec. 12) regarding the decision by Summerland council to remove 215 acres of prime, flat agricultural land from the ALR in order to “plant” houses. As for a comment which implied that their concerns were never raised until after the hearings, this is simply not true. Erin has been very vocal on this issue and she has not been alone. My husband, Joe, felt very strongly about the proposal and made his feelings known as did many others. Supporting local agriculture and preserving farmland was ranked second out of

nine in the poll in Summerland’s Future Growth document identifying the most important community need. Summerland council could learn something from other parts of the world including most of Europe where the best land, flat and easy to farm, is preserved for food production and houses are built on the marginal land (hilly and more difficult to farm.) Likely this is a result of their history; having experienced food shortages in their past, often during times of war, they consider their farmland to be sacrosanct. Council now suggests “adding” to the ALR some 250+ acres of land in West Summerland, in exchange for




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the prime farmland that they are requesting be removed. Correct me if I’m wrong but isn’t this the same land that they insisted was not suitable for farming in order to have it removed from the ALR for the proposed Summerland Hills development? To now even suggest such a swap is shameful. To say that I am disappointed with the members of council who voted in favour of this decision, along with two who were absent from the decision making but stand to gain from it would be a gross understatement. If Joe was alive to see this, it would have broken his heart. Julie Sardinha Summerland

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Proposed growth plan will result in changes Dear Editor: I sincerely hope that all those people in Summerland whose properties are in the Agricultural Land Reserve have had a chance to view the new map that has been drawn up by Municipal staff, showing the changes intended for our Official Community Plan. Apparently the municipality hired a group of people from out of town to design a brand new Summerland. Using an “as the crow flies” approach, these folks used a series of circles centred on our

downtown core, where each circle indicated a 10-minute walk starting from downtown, to the next 20 minute circle, and so on. The idea, I guess, was to exclude all those ALR lands that fall within the 10 minute circle to begin with and then proceed to the 20 minute circle, and so on. If your ALR property falls within those circles, you could see the designation of your farm land change from farming to residential. A number of things bother me about this.

Courage was shown during coyote attack Dear Editor: I would like to recommend Sarah James as a real Summerland good apple. Last week she made a steep and slippery area on the Peach Orchard trail a lot safer by placing a rope handrail to help walkers negotiate the area. Today, while exercising a friend’s dog in the same area, she was attacked by three coyotes.   She put her own safety way behind that of the dog she was

walking by immediately unzipping her jacket and throwing herself over the dog, holding the dog beneath her with one hand and using the other hand to try to beat off the attacking coyotes. She was badly scratched and her jacket was shredded but she saved the dog. Her quick actions probably not only saved the dog but also saved her from much more severe injuries. Sandra Croyle Summerland

First, I would hope that anyone with land in the ALR whose property falls within the first few circles would not want to see his land rezoned residential. That’s what I would hope. However, nearly everyone in town is aware that two of our council members have been trying to get their ALR land excluded for years. This would become a real gold mine opportunity for them. Secondly, from the map, it appears certain properties along Aeneas Creek might be expropriated for a walking trail

ley. Don’t even think about trying to get that excluded. The big plan, as suggested by our mayor on television, is to remove 200 acres of very viable agricultural land from the proximity of our community’s core in exchange for 250 acres of marginal land that the Municipality owns on the way to Faulder. The only people to benefit from these changes to our OCP are some developers, realtors and two councillors. Frank Martens Summerland

Summerland’s farm land will be needed Dear Editor: I read with dismay the suggestions for the growth plan which included the removal of 87 hectares of Agricultural Land Reserve land. That is over 200 acres — a very large amount of good, arable land — one of our primary resources which, once gone, would be lost for the future needs. I predict such irreplaceable land will become much more valuable in the future to satisfy a “growing” demand.

Surely there is no need to rush the growth plan as there are a number of serviced lots awaiting builders now — six steps from my own home. Granted they are not close to town, but they are as close as many others in all directions from downtown. Why not instead look at some of the streets near town which comprise older, small homes on fair sized lots? Take a “right of first refusal” on several in a row, then purchase the land ready for a

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developer. A variety of buildings for multiple occupancy on serviced lots would be ready to go. This idea worked well in Lowertown, near Kin Park. Some ALR owners

are unhappy at the restrictions on their land as they are unable or unwilling to use it for agriculture. But the land itself is of prime importance for inevitable future

farming. I trust the growth plan will be more sensible and sensitive regarding ALR function. Sheila White Summerland

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DISTRICT OF SUMMERLAND HOLIDAY SCHEDULE Municipal offices will be closed at 3pm on Tuesday, December 24th and will reopen on Thursday, January 2, 2014. The pool and fitness room will be open until 1:15pm on December 24th and closed the 25th, 26th and January 1st. The arena will be closed December 24th, 25th, 26th and January 1st. Please refer to their Winter Brochure for public skate and swim schedules. The Fire Hall office and the Landfill will be closed December 25th and 26th, and January 1st. Please Note: The Utility Bill due date will be Monday, December 23, 2013. If you are moving, please come in before closing on the 24th to advise moving details. After Dec. 24th you may visit our website or call 250-404-4047 to advise of moving details. Meter reading requests received Dec.30th - Jan.1st will be read on Jan. 2nd. Garbage pickup will not be affected unless your pick up days are Wed. Dec. 25th and Wed. Jan. 1st. These days will be moved to Friday Dec. 27th and Jan. 3rd. For further details please visit our website. Council and staff of the District of Summerland wish everyone the best during the holiday season.


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Recommendation: THAT the Municipal Council meeting schedule for 2014 be adopted as follows and that all meetings take place in Municipal Council Chambers unless otherwise approved by Municipal Council: January 13, 2014 May 12, 2014 September 8, 2014 May 26, 2014 January 27, 2014 October 14, 2014* (Tuesday) February 11, 2014* (Tuesday) June 9, 2014 October 27, 2014 February 24, 2014 June 23, 2014 November 10, 2014 March 10, 2014 July 14, 2014 November 24, 2014 March 24, 2014 July 28, 2014 December 8, 2014 April 14, 2014 August 25, 2014 December 22, 2014 April 28, 2014 Council Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month. *When a holiday lands on a Monday, the meeting is generally moved to the Tuesday. Council of the Whole Meetings commence at 8:30 a.m. followed by a Closed Session (if required). Regular Council Meetings commence at 7:00 p.m. Note: All meetings subject to cancellation if there are no business items. Background: Section 94 and 127 of the Community Charter require that Council adopt a schedule of the date, time and place of Regular Council meetings, and that this schedule be posted on the notice board at the Municipal Hall and published in a newspaper.

PUBLIC NOTICE - REMOVAL OF ITEMS The District of Summerland gives notice to the owners of those items currently stored, abandoned, or otherwise left on the District-owned property located at 9230 Shale Avenue that the District requires removal of all items no later than January 1st, 2014. Individuals are required to provide the District with proof of ownership prior to removal, and may be required to sign a statutory declaration confirming ownership of each item removed.


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Events bring shoppers to downtown stores Extended hours and a wine event have brought shoppers to the downtown businesses on Friday evenings this month. Todd Laidlaw of True Grain Bread said customers have been at downtown

businesses during the extended hours. On Friday, Dec. 6 — one of the coldest evenings of the year — the downtown area was bustling during the Wine Walk and Shop event. Wineries from

Summerland’s Bottleneck Drive group had wine tastings at several downtown merchants. Laidlaw said the event, from 5 to 7 p.m., started slowly but quickly picked up as the evening progressed.

“It was a very good success with the wine walk,” he said. “We were very busy.” Throughout the evening, he said customers complained of the difficulty in finding a place to park downtown. This past weekend,

Laidlaw said traffic at the downtown stores was lighter. He said this is because the merchants did not have a special event in addition to the longer hours. “I was a big believer from the beginning

that it wasn’t enough just to open our doors in the evening. This year is the second year downtown merchants have offered extended Friday evening shopping in December. Laidlaw, one of the organizers of the

extended hours, said the participating merchants are looking for other ways to promote themselves in the future. The merchants are also considering bringing back the extended hours next year.

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Giuseppe (Joe) Mazza of Mazza Innovation Ltd. shows phytochemical extracts using a technology developed locally.


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Technology cleaner than present methods Continued from Page 1

Technological advance


The funding is to support pre-commercialization research, development and knowledge transfer to innovations in agriculture, agri-food and agriculturallybased practices, processes and products. The initiative is under the Growing Forward 2 policy framework, which came into effect in April. Mayor Janice Perrino said she is pleased the agricultural research organization is doing its work in Summerland. “Thank you so much for being part

of our community,” she said. “We appreciate it.” Giuseppe (Joe) Mazza, who founded Mazza Innovation Ltd., said the money

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will help to research a method to extract phytochemicals from plants. “I am just delighted and honoured to be receiving this funding,” he said. The method uses water to extract the

“It is a system which has not been used before.” The method is also less expensive and simpler than methods in use at present. “It’s elegant technology,” Mazza said.

“We take water and modify it to make it behave like an organic solvent.” He said the byproducts of the grape and wine industry can be used for this process. Once the phytochemicals have been extracted, the wastes can be composted easily. Some production of phytochemicals will take place in Summerland as part of the initiative. Mazza Innovation Ltd. was founded in 2011 to develop and market innovative extraction technologies.

Fewer scam attempts reported to police in 2013 It was a difficult year for scammers targeting Summerlanders in 2013. Sgt. Stephane

Lacroix of the Summerland RCMP detachment said there were no big scam attempts in the

community over the past year. The one exception was an individual who received a call from someone claiming to be the grandchild of a relative, in

jail and in need of help. The victim sent money, but shortly afterward contacted police and reported the incident. Lacroix said other

scamming attempts in Summerland were not reported. “We haven’t really had any scamming, or people don’t report them to us,” he said. Some of the long-

time scams, including an email message promising money for the one who will claim to be a relative of a deceased person, were reported more frequently in the

past. Lacroix said these attempts have received much publicity in the past and people are becoming more aware of these attempts.


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Summerland Chamber’s year in review As 2013 winds down, I would like to take this opportunity to talk about some of the Summerland Chamber highlights of the past year, focusing on the key areas where the chamber works in tourism, member services, business retention and attraction. Following the launch of Summerland’s new tourism logo, the chamber released the redesigned Visitor Guide for Summerland. We increased our investment in our image bank and these large, stunning new images of attractions and experiences around the community populated the new guide. A total of 35,000 of these guides were delivered to visitor centres and other locations around the province to promote the community. The Visitor Centre welcomed more than 11,000 people in 2013. Visitor numbers this past summer were up significantly in July and August and averaged more than 50 per cent increases over 2012 in both September and October. The annual Business and Community Excellence Awards were held in February, and included two new awards categories to honour Sustainability Leadership and Technology and Innovation. The chamber will be hosting the awards again on Feb. 22, 2014, so mark your calendars.

Chamber Corner

Arlene Fenrich Throughout the year, the chamber has been working hard to reach out to members and talk about local business and initiatives, and staff have also improved our online business directory. Improvements to our technology are ongoing. In the early spring tourism in Summerland will have a new website of its own, distinct from the chamber’s business site. This will allow us greater scope to market our community to visitors. A redesigned chamber site will also allow us to enhance our services to members. In September the chamber was awarded the 2013 BC Chamber Executives Communications Award for Chambers over 500 members. In October the Chamber celebrated Small Business Week with a number of events, including inspirational speaker, Ryan Walter, and two education events led by Allison Markin on the topic of social media. The 26th annual

Festival of Lights got its own dedicated website in 2013 and in the month of November there were nearly 12,000 visits to the site. Highlights of the festival this year included multiple street performers, new food vendors and a fantastic new stage which allowed us to provide a much larger performance area. The Chamber has advocated on behalf of our members on issues that affect business. In the past year, this included issues surrounding new recycling regulations, the elimination of school tax credit for light manufacturers, the provincial budget consultation and a return of the business vote. Chamber staff are nearing completion on an updated business information and relocation package for Summerland which will provide businesses and individuals with comprehensive information about moving to and living in our community and the opportunities and amenities that we have available. We are partnering with the District of Summerland on new tourism and economic development videos which will also enhance these efforts. The chamber appreciates the opportunity to work collaboratively on a number of these initiatives with the District of Summerland. Our partnership

network has also expanded this year to include others in our South Okanagan region such as Tourism Penticton and Penticton and Okanagan Falls Eco-

nomic Development offices. We want to continue to work together on projects that promote our town and our region wher-

ever we can. We always appreciate your feedback. Please contact me at or Christine Petkau at Arlene Fenrich is President of the Summerland Chamber of Economic Development and Tourism.




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Solstice marked at Pen Henge event Once again this year the public is being invited to echo the ancient custom of observing the annual winter solstice at the Okanagan’s own standing stone struc-

ture Pen Henge on Munson Mountain in Penticton.   The event, which marks the sun’s southernmost setting point, will take place on Saturday after-

noon, Dec. 21 with interested people gathering around 3 p.m. in anticipation of sunset at 3:27 p.m.  The solstice gathering is being organized by the Penticton

meeting group of the Okanagan Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and they will provide preliminary information earlier in the day between

9 a.m. and 1 p.m. during the Farmer’s Market at the Shatford Centre, 760 Main St., Penticton. Coincidentally, the actual moment of winter solstice will occur at

9:11 a.m. PST. If skies are clear, participants gathered at Munson Mountain will see the lengthening shadow cast by the sun over the winter solstice stone

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gradually extend toward the central heel stone. At 3:27 p.m., the sun will set in perfect alignment with the two stones as befits the day of winter solstice when the sun reaches its most southerly point of the year. Following the observance, OCRASC will   invite solstice observers to return with them to the Shatford Centre for hot beverages and treats, and a chance to talk with members about the solstice or other astronomy related topics.     The Pen Henge standing stone array is a project spearheaded by Chris Purton and the Okanagan Astronomical Society which later became part of OC RASC, and which was supported by Penticton City Council and its Parks Department. The installation, which is located at the top of Munson Mountain above the large Penticton sign on the east side of Okanagan Lake, consists of four stones that delineate the sunset points on the four cardinal dates of the year. Anchored by the Heel Stone, the Equinox Stone points to the Sun’s sunset point at both the Spring and Fall Equinoxes, while the other two stones mark the Winter and Summer Solstice setting points respectively. Photos of the array and earlier observances can be viewed on the OC RASC website at rascoc.zenfolio. com/p500357414.   Chris Purton, a retired scientist at the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory at White Lake said, “For most of the year the structure simply illustrates the enormous range along the western horizon where the Sun sets. Most people subconsciously know of this, but they are quite fascinated to see the idea laid out so graphically.” A brass plaque with a brief explanation of the array is permanently attached to the top of the heel stone.


Summerland Review Thursday, December 19, 2013

What’s up Summerland and region


Al-Anon offers help to families and friends of alcoholics. Summerland Serenity Group meets Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. in the United Church hall. Call 250-490-9272 for more information. Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers meet at the Harold Simpson Memorial Youth Centre on Thursday evenings. Beavers meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Cubs meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Scouts meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Venturers meet from 7:30 to 9 p.m. For details call Trent at 250494-1990. Be.Free, a 12-step Christ-centred recovery program that is not addiction specific, meets every Thursday at Summerland Alliance Church at 7 p.m. For more information contact the SAC office at 250-494-9975 and ask to speak to Pastor Rick. Come try your hand at an old art made new. The traditional Rug Hookers of the South Okanagan meet every Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Summerland Art Gallery on Main Street. Visitors always welcome. Lots of supplies available. Try your hand at this timeless art. For more information phone Marilyn at 250-494-6434 or Juliet at 250-494-1278. Euchre is played every second and fourth Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Seniors Drop-in Centre, 9710 Brown St. Lyme Disease support group meets on

the second Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. at the A&W in Summerland. Everyone welcome. Summerland Material Girls Quilt Guild meets the second and fourth Thursday of the month from September to May at 9 a.m. at the Harold Simpson Memorial Youth Centre, 9111 Peach Orchard Rd. For more information call Doris Flynn at 250-494-7262 or Annie Smirmaul at 250-4942286. The Rug Hooking Circle meets every second and fourth Thursday of the month from noon to 3 p.m. at Leir House Arts and Cultural Centre, 220 Manor Park Ave., Penticton. Practice a traditional Canadian art form in a group setting. Host is certified teacher, fibre artist and published contributor Angela Possak. 250767-0206 or online The Summerland Multiple Sclerosis Group meets on the first Thursday of every month at 10:30 a.m. at the MS office, 3373 Skaha Rd., Penticton. Everyone welcome. For more information call Sherry at 250-4936564. TOPS BC #725 Summerland meets every Thursday in the lower level of the Seniors’ Drop-in Centre, 9710 Brown St. Weigh-in is from 5:30 to 6 p.m. and is followed by a meeting. For more information call Marlene Vancha at 250-



Bridge is played every Friday at 1 p.m. at the Seniors’ Drop-In Centre, 9710 Brown St. Phone 250-494-8164. Cribbage is played every Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Seniors’ Drop-in Centre, 9710 Brown St. Tai Chi at the Seniors Drop-In Centre, Fridays at 10:30 a.m. and Tuesdays at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Contact Nancy at 250-494-8902. The 890 Wing of the South Okanagan Air Force Association of Canada have a gettogether every Friday night from 4 p.m. at the clubhouse at 126 Dakota Ave. in Penticton. New members are welcome. For more information, phone Fred Monteith at 250-497-8490.


DivorceCare is for all who are suffering from the difficulties resulting from separation or divorce. Meeting at Summerland Baptist Church just inside the Victoria St. entrance on Sundays 5 to 7 p.m. A free course is offered. Please call 250-4943313 or just walk in. Jazz Vespers at St. Saviour’s Anglican Church in Penticton are held through the fall and winter on the third Sunday of each month at 4: 30 p.m. Vintage Car Club, South Okanagan Chapter, meets the last Sunday of every month at 2 p.m. in the Youth Centre on Peach Orchard Road. Anyone interested in vintage cars (cars which are 25 years or older) is invited to attend. For more information on the club phone 250494-5473.


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Brown St., every Monday at 1:30 p.m. 16 regular games, Lucky 7, Odd/Even, Bonanza. Everyone is welcome. License #832873. Men — Love to Sing? Okanagan Christian Men’s Choir. This nondenominational choir invites you to join us, have fun, sing unto the Lord and enjoy the fellowship of other singers. Mondays 7 to 9 p.m. at Summerland Baptist Church, Fireside Room. For more information contact Hans at 250-494-7127. The South Okanagan Orchid Society meets the third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Shatford Centre in Penticton. The group meets September to June. For more information, contact Joan at 250-494-4293. The Summerland Crokinole Club meets Monday nights at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Summerland senior centre. Contact Darlene at 250-494-9310.


Bridge games at St. Stephen’s Church Hall on Tuesdays beginning at 1 p.m. New players are always welcome. Refreshments served. Call 250-494-6116 or 250-494-5363. Dementia Caregiver Support Group meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the IOOF Hall, 9536 Main St., Summerland. For information call Laurie Myres at 250-493-8182 or email Summerland Caregiver Group meets on the first and third Tuesday of every month from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. at the Summerland Health Centre. Call Julie Steele at 250-404-8072 for further information. The Caregiver Support Group is cancelled on Dec. 31.

s Penticton Concert Band practices Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. New members welcome. Intermediate to advanced players. Call Gerald at 250-8092087. Penticton and District Search and Rescue is looking to fill some volunteer positions. There will be a recruitment open house on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. at the SAR building, 251 Dawson Ave., Penticton. For more information, please visit Quest Society of Summerland meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the meeting room at 9700 Brown St. (Parkdale Place). For more information phone Marilyn Topham at 250-4946434 or Joan Lansdell at 778-476-0596. Summerland Kiwanis Club meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Kiwanis Lodge on Quinpool at 6 p.m. New members are welcome. Contact Tom Jacques at 250-494-4339. Summerland VIP (Visually Impaired Persons) members and friends meet the second Tuesday of the month at Parkdale Lounge. The Mental Wellness Centre, Summerland Branch, will be open the first, third and fourth Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to noon at the Summerland United Church. Inquiries welcome. Whist is played on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 7 p.m. at the Seniors Drop-In Centre, 9710 Brown St.


Summerland Air Cadets parade Wednesday nights, 18:15 to 21:30 hours at Harold Simpson Memorial Youth Centre, 9111 Peach Orchard

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Rd. All youth aged 12 to 18 welcome. Call the Air Cadet office at 250494-7988. Summerland Art Club meets every Wednesday, September to June, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the lower level of the Summerland Library on Wharton Street. Painters of all levels are welcome. Workshops available. For information call Mary at 250-494-5851. Summerland ATV Club meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Summerland Library lower level. The club promotes responsible ridership including registration, insurance, safety certification and scheduled pleasure rides. Membership includes orchardists, farmers, ranchers and fun seekers of all ages

including those with disabilities. The Summerland Badminton Club plays every Wednesday at 7 p.m. all year. Shaun at 250-494-1513.


Oldtimer Hockey Group for ages 55 to 85+ plays Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 8 to 9:30 a.m. For registration and details contact Wayne at 250-4947460. Summerland Bakers is a new, fun baking club where it doesn’t matter if it didn’t turn out perfectly; we’ll eat it anyway! We meet monthly to share our creations, eat, laugh and take home heaps of leftovers. Email Sophia at pleasebringcake@ for more information or join Summerland Bakers on Facebook.


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The Christian family of Sonoka Worship Centre wishes everyone a blessed, safe and Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2014. Services with Rev. Daniel Croft every Saturday evening at the Summerland United Church at 5:00 pm and followed by a pot-luck supper at 6:00 pm Christmas Eve is service only at 5:00 pm Ph: 250-486-0529

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A Special Christmas Wish Here’s hoping you enjoy generous portions of love and laughter with family and friends for the main course of your Christmas season!

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Contest winner

Fran Thornton, third from right, was the winner in the Summerland Review’s Shop Summerland This Christmas contest. She won a $750 shopping spree to be spent at participating merchants, a one-night stay at the Summerland Waterfront Resort, a $100 gift certificate from Zias Stonehouse Restaurant, a $100 gift certificate from Summerland IGA and a $100 gift certificate from Nesters Market. For the shopping spree, $500 was donated by the Summerland Review and $250 came from the Summerland Chamber of Commerce. From left are Summerland IGA owner Colin Powell, Nesters Market manager Leanne Sieben, Summerland Chamber manager Christine Petkau, Thornton, Lisa Jaager of the Summerland Waterfront Resort and Jo Freed of the Summerland Review. Missing is Shannon Ferlizza of Zias Stonehouse Restaurant.

Province gets another taste of liquor reform by Tom Fletcher Black Press

Congratulations to

Fran Thornton

Winner of $750.00 worth of Summerland Shopping Bucks, a deluxe one night stay at the Summerland Waterfront Resort, a $100.00 Gift Certificate to Nesters Market, a $100.00 Gift Certificate to Zias Stonehouse and a $100.00 Gift Certificate to Summerland IGA. Gift Certificate Winners

Premier Christy Clark visited a West Kelowna winery Wednesday to give citizens another sip of liquor law reform. The government supports recommendations in a recent review of liquor policy to make it easier to sample and buy wine, beer and spirits from small B.C. producers, Clark said. Regulations will be changed to allow manufacturers to offer tastings outside

their current tasting rooms at place such as picnic areas. The government also plans to make it easier for ski resorts and golf courses to temporarily extend their liquor licences for patios and barbecue events. Farm markets will also be able to host sampling and sales of locally produced alcoholic beverages, Clark said. Beverage manufacturers will also be allowed to sell local products not made on-site. Clark also prom-

ised to work with B.C.’s Liquor Distribution Branch to improve access for B.C. products in government liquor stores. The government hopes to stimulate further growth in B.C.’s craft industry, which currently consists of 269 wineries, 76 breweries and 27 distilleries. A quality assurance program for breweries and distillers similar to the provinces’ Vintners’ Quality Alliance group is also being considered.

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Students from the Montessori School Choir sang holiday carols at Prairie Valley Lodge on Dec. 10. From left are Jonas Mengr, Tavian Gaudiuso, Coryn Arnason, Mckenna Carlson, Marie Bowyer, Solomon Fraser and Miles Staley.

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Resource Centre provides assistance by Carla McLeod Special to the Review

The Summerland Food Bank and Resource Centre has been up and running since May. Recently it lost its only paid employee. The administrative assistant position is temporarily being filled by volunteers until a new assistant is hired. “With the disappointment of losing the employee comes the advantage of now being forced

to train our volunteers,” said treasurer John Bubb. “It’s amazing work and the most interesting job to sit at this desk and not know who’s going to come down those steps and then we, knowing what we know, make the connections for them to bring their lives back in to line.” The Resource Centre has two computers and a fax machine for the public to use. The centre has the knowledge of a whole network of

agencies and services that are available, thus enabling them to help their clients connect with the agency that best serves them. Bubb explained that “people often come in, in a bit of a daze after trying to deal with something on their own and it just overwhelms them and they are frustrated. We are more emotionally detached and can think logically as to where they might get help.” He added that with a few phone

calls to Service Canada or one of the agencies or to a professional in town, the problem can usually be solved. Since opening, the Resource Centre has served approximately 400 clients. The centre is jointly funded by the Summerland Food Bank, the Summerland United Church, and the District of Summerland. Speaking about the food bank, Bubb thanked the com-

munity and volunteers for their continued support. “Summerland is hugely supportive of its food bank. We are very fortunate.” Donations from individuals, schools, churches and businesses amounted to almost 6,000 kilograms of food being collected in less than eight months. “Cash donations are especially appreciated because cash allows us to buy what’s needed,” said

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Grade 7 students at Summerland Secondary School performed in the school’s annual winter concert on Thursday. From left are Ivy Hiebert and Ruth Kast.

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Basketball alumni reunite in tournament Present and former members of the Summerland Secondary School Rockets basketball teams will face each other on the court on Saturday. The annual Summerland Secondary School Homecoming Tournament will be held on Dec. 21. A total of five games are scheduled. The action begins at 10:30 a.m. when the graduates of 2002 and earlier will face the current Rockets senior boys team.

At noon the 2003 to 2009 alumni will compete against the 2010 to 2013 team. Two girls alumni teams will meet at 1:30 p.m. The next games are slated for 3 and 4:30 p.m. Teams in those games will be determined by the results of the earlier games. The tournament has become a Summerland tradition. It is held annually during the festive season and provides a chance for former

players to reconnect. Players will pay to play in the tournament. The cost is $20 for alumni boys players and $10 for alumni girls players. Proceeds will go to the senior Rockets basketball program. Alumni who want to participate are asked to contact Blair Haddrell or Walker Outdoor Ed on Facebook or call 250-4941759 and leave their name, telephone number and graduation year.

The Summerland Legion would like to thank the following for making our Annual Lunch with Santa a success: Willowbrook Lane Shopper’s Drug Mart Summerland Home Hardware Nester’s Market Marketplace IGA Your Dollar Store With More Art Knapps Staples Save On Foods Safeway London Drugs Real Canadian Superstore

Summerland Library SADI Summerland Air Cadets The Ladies Auxiliary Our DJ Ted Dyer Our Chef Ken Bazley Par-T-Perfect Camille Clark Karen and Bob who brought “Pranzer” Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, all the Elves, the Grinch, and all of Santa’s other helpers.

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Bubb. The statistics show that the vast majority of clients using the Summerland Food Bank are those on provincial disability support. The remainder are those employed at low paying jobs, those on Social Assistance and some on pensions or having no income at all, in that order. The Food Bank and Resource Centre has a total of 40 volunteers who have clocked 696

hours of service since May. “We are here to serve people. That is our primary purpose,” Bubb said. To find out more visit www.summerl a n d f o o d b a n k . o rg or visit the Centre at 13204 Henry Ave. If you know a positive story about someone in our community, contact Carla McLeod at or contact the Summerland Review newsroom at 250-494-5406.

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Tree of Dreams The Eighth Annual Tree of Dreams campaign is underway. Honour yourself or someone close to you by purchasing a bulb or a strand and help light the Tree of Dreams. The focus of this year’s campaign is to provide Penticton Regional Hospital (PRH) with Digital X-Ray equipment. Three X-Ray rooms along with the portable machine used for the Emergency Department have outdated X-Ray cassette equipment that must be changed into state of the art X-Ray Digital Radiography. The goal is bold but these urgently needed pieces for PRH are critical.To complete the campaign we still must raise $125,000.

You will be making a difference in someone’s life, maybe your own. Send your Donations to: South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation 550 Carmi Avenue, Penticton, B.C. V2A 3G6 Ph: (250) 492-9027 • Toll Free: 1-866-771-0994 Visit us on-line at:

SEASON’S GREETINGS To our many fine customers and friends, we extend our very best wishes for a season filled with joy. Thanks for a great 51st year!


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Summerland dominated in the third period with three goals. At 17:06, Olli Dickson scored with assists by Sam Nigg and Nelson Hurry. At 2:45, Dylan Burton scored with assists by Nigg and Dickson. The final goal was an empty net goal by Scott, with the assist by Lautard.

Summerland is in third place out of the five teams in the Okanagan/Shuswap Conference: Okanagan Division of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. The team has 15 wins, 12 losses, one

Steam play to win and overtime loss The Summerland Steam finished the weekend with an overtime loss followed by a win in Junior B hockey

action. On Saturday, the team travelled to Kamloops to face the Storm, playing to a 3-2 loss in overtime. Summerland opened scoring with a goal by Michael Winnitoy at 16:31. The assist was by Paulsen Lautard. A power play goal by Kamloops brought the game to a tie. The second period

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was scoreless. In the third period, Kienan Scott scored an unassisted goal for the Steam, but Kamloops responded to tie the game once more. A goal in overtime secured the win for the Storm. The outcome was more favourable for the Steam on Sunday, when the team defeated the Spokane

Braves in a 4-2 home ice win. The Braves opened with a power play goal in the first period and a power play goal in the second period to take the lead. At 2:02 in the second period, Kienan Scott scored for the Steam on a power play, with assists by Riley Hunt and Lautard.

Kripps bobsleigh team places ninth overall The first half of the World Cup Season is over and Team Kripps gave it a strong finish. After placing 12th in the first heat of the four-man event in Lake Placid today, they then blew back with the sixth fast-

Sam’s favourite hockey memory is the KIJHL Championship. His favourite pre-game meal is his mom’s pasta. His favourite movie is The Butler, and his favourite song is “Women’s World” by Cher. His favourite saying is,”He’s big, he’s bad, and his middle name is Bo.”(Josh Bo DaCosta) In addition to hockey, Sam likes playing Tiger Woods 2010. He thinks the best thing about Summerland is Kendall Wilson.

est second heat and placed ninth overall, 2/100ths second behind eighth. The day before, the bobsledders braved -28C weather to compete in the second of the two-man World Cup events. Team Kripps laid

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Pictured left to right are Lara Westra, Saki Smith, Jocelyn Erdt, Cyan Nickel,and Lauren Bitte. Missing from picture are Jenna Bordeleau and Keelyn Mitchell.

The Summerland Skating Club is very proud of their competitors and Coach Shirley Schmidt at the Winfield Competition held on the last weekend of November. Congratulations to Cyan Nickel, Keelyn Mitchell, and Jocelyn Erdt for their Gold performances and to Lauren Bitte, Saki Smith, and Jenna Bordeleau for their Silver performances in their designated categories. Great job!

down two consistent solid runs and placed eighth, which is the same result they achieved on Friday’s two-man event. These results put Team Kripps in a very good place to start the second half of the season in Winterberg Germany on the first weekend in January.  Team Kripps is now ranked in the top 10 in both two-man and four-man and are ahead of Canada 1 in the four-man. This means Team Kripps becomes Canada 2 for the second half of the season in the four-man event, Team Spring will become Canada 1 and Team Rush (bronze medalists from the Vancouver 2010 Olympics) will become Canada 3. Final designations will be made according to accumulated scores at the end of the season in late January. “Three World Cup events in three days in such brutal weather was kind of gruelling,” Kripps said, “but the team really worked well together and we are really looking forward to the second half, and climbing up a bit higher in the standings.” The team will be in Germany on Dec. 28.

tie and two overtime losses. Next action for the Steam will be on Saturday, Dec. 28 against the Coyotes in Osoyoos. The next home game will be on Sunday, Dec. 29 when the team hosts Osoyoos. Game time is 2 p.m.

Scoreboard Curling

Summerland Curling Club Results: Dec. 9 to 13 Monday morning senior men fun spiel: Dale Abrey defeated Hector Cartier, Bob Ezart defeated Warren Parker, Stan Green defeated Betty Raymond, Lionel Coleman defeated Diana Leitch. Monday afternoon senior men fun spiel: Doug Steinke defeated RoseMarie Fenrich, Paul Cowen defeated Jerry Lidin. Monday evening men: Stan Green tied Steve Clement, Ken Rae defeated Gary Raymond, Rick Drewnisz defeated Mike Lemke, Dale Abrey defeated Brian Hodgson. Tuesday morning mixed: Jerry Lidin defeated Barb Ezart, Hector Cartier defeated Ev Gillespie, Bob Ezart defeated Ian Rogers, Bill Penman defeated Jim Hunt. Tuesday evening ladies: Diana Leitch defeated Harlene Knorr, Lil Blashko defeated Judy Beck, Betty Raymond defeated Bev Skinner, Wendi Archer defeated Gail Ostaficiuk. Wednesday morning senior fun spiel: Warren Parker defeated Betty Raymond, RoseMarie Fenrich defeated Paul Cowen, Stan Green defeated Bob Ezart, Doug Steinke defeated Jerry Lidin. Wednesday afternoon senior fun spiel: Hector Cartier defeated Lionel Coleman, Diana Leitch defeated Dale Abrey. Wednesday evening men: Gary Wingerak defeated Bob Walker, Dave Gartrell defeated Gary Raymond, Louie Costa defeated Eric Cooper, Ken Rae defeated Dave Tether. Wednesday late evening: Rick Drewnisz defeated Glen Brennan. Thursday morning ladies: Diana Leitch defeated RoseMarie Fenrich, Rose McNeill tied Bev Skinner, Ev Gillespie tied Virginia Cundliffe. Thursday evening open: John Egyed defeated Tony Blashko, Russ Lemke defeated Doug Patan, Dale Abrey defeated Gary Raymond, Jared St. John defeated Eric Johnson Thursday late evening: Glen Brennan defeated Clem Beaulac. Friday evening mixed: Bonnie Young defeated Bob Wareham, Steve Favel defeated Sue Woods, Louie Costa defeated Val Utigard. Friday late evening mixed: Dan Laktin defeated Dave Hood, Allen Tower defeated Patty Eldridge, Gavin Griffiths defeated Ian Rogers, Blair Stuckey defeated Tracy Waddington. Tip of the week: The person delivering a stone must release the stone before the first hog line.


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Chilly start to new year It will be an icy start to the 2014 as swimmers will participate in the annual Polar Bear Dip on Jan. 1 at noon. The swim is organized by the Summerland Kinsmen Club. This will be its 29th year. John Dorn, a member of the Summerland Kinsmen Club, said T-shirts will be

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given to the participants. Prizes will be given for the best individual costume and the best group costume at the event. Members of the club will serve hot chocolate and hot dogs to participants and spectators. The food will be offered free of charge, but donations are appre-

ciated. Money raised from the event will go to local projects by the club. Last year, around 150 people participated and around the same number were at the lake as spectators. Long-range weather forecasts for Jan. 1 call for temperatures slightly below the freezing point.

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Summerland’s Larry Crawford, Debi Johnson and Stefan Bienz, along with Penticton’s Mike Treadway and Tavis Weir, headed up a unique musical combination, Celtic Christmas Jazz Vespers, at St. Saviour’s Anglican Church on Sunday night that drew an appreciative standing ovation from the audience. The monthly Jazz Vespers had both a Christmas and a Celtic theme with winds, guitar, drums and bass supplemented by the harp and vocals.  Pictured in front from left are Tavis Weir, guitar; Larry Crawford, winds and Debi Johnson, harp and vocals. In the back from left are Stefan Bienz, bass and Mike Treadway, percussion.

Choir invited to festival Congratulations to Musaic Vocal Ensemble who have been invited to the International Choral Kathaumixw competition held in Powell River on the Sunshine Coast. The International Choral Kathaumixw is a five day choral festival, held every other year, that is filled with concerts, common song singing, choral and vocal solo competitions, conductors’ seminars and social events. The festival is a place where all can learn from each other and from world renowned choral personalities. The idea of Kathaumixw was born because Don James, music director of the Powell River Academy of Music, wanted to establish an international choral festival in North America that would be on par with festivals he and the Academy Choirs had experienced in Europe. The first festival, in 1984 had about 400 singers attend. Two years later the festival almost doubled in size and in 1988 it developed a definite international flavour. Currently more than 1,200 singers from around the world gather at each festival to share their music, culture and friendship. And this is in iso-

lated Powell River on the Sunshine Coast, a town of approximately 13,000. Imagine the economic impact of that festival. In Summerland the annual Good Will Shakespeare Festival draws approximately 400 students, teachers and parents to our community each spring. The Kettle Valley Steam Railway is one of the major tourist draws in Summerland and this year its Christmas trains were completely sold out. The Summerland Community Art Council’s Seasons Sparkles was much more successful this year than last. Combine these with Light up the Vines and a myriad of other arts and cultural events and is it any wonder that the cultural sector is important to our

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David Finnis economy and that of our area? Did you know that arts and culture in British Columbia employ more than 87,000 British Columbians, including almost 26,000 artists? In 2007, the creative sector GDP was estimated at $4 billion. The arts are critical to the tourism strategies of towns and cities across B.C. Cultural festivals, performance, and institutions keep visitors

coming back year after year and help support our local and provincial economies. ooo If you know of an event you feel should be included in the Arts Palette or on the Arts Council’s online calendar, please email: artspalette@ or call: 250-404-3225. The SCAC online Event Calendar is on the “News” page of Additional information can be found at SummerlandArts. Keep up with current news by following @artspalette. The Arts Palette is written by David Finnis, publicity chair and president of the Summerland Community Arts Council, P.O. Box 1217, 9533 Main Street, Summerland, B.C. V0H 1Z0.

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