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LEIGH FOLLESTAD with the sign on the front door of his Main Street business warning people about the use of video cameras like the one on the ceiling just above his head which captured the images of what appeared to be two young people who broke into his store during the early-morning hours of April 6.

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It is used to publicly shame your bad pets, share your favourite baby photos and now a frustrated Penticton store owner is using social media to try and catch shoplifters. Leigh Follestad has posted to Facebook security camera footage of a break in that happened in the early morning hours of April 6 in the hopes that someone will recognize the two perpetrators. “I was tired and frustrated and I thought you know what, Facebook is fantastic,” said Follestad. “Nowadays there is a way to catch them and that is exactly what I am hoping. I sent it to all my friends and they sent to their friends and now it is just going. Someone out there is going to recognize them.” Follestad received a call that the alarm had been tripped at his SmartShopper store located downtown around 3 a.m. on Sunday. He logged into his security camera video remotely from his home and saw a mess on the store floor. “Sure enough there was a big hole broken in my front door. I watched the video and see these two punks running into the store and try and jump the counter. We don’t keep any cash on the premises and I guess they figured they would grab some five hour energy drinks and some chocolate bars,” said Follestad.

“It was $20 worth of stuff and it costs me $1,000 for the door. “That is money out of my pocket that I could be investing it labour dollars, into the community through donations or a variety of other things.” Social media worked once before for the store owner, who posted a photo of someone believed to have been shoplifting from a prior business and he said a tip from that led police to an arrest. Follestad said the latest video has been shared a couple hundred times by Monday morning and he already received a tip he passed along to RCMP. Because of the response he has received with the posting, he has since created a Facebook group called Penticton Shoplifters and Thieves, where he is encouraging other store owners to post their own security footage. “It goes out to the community and we have a better chance of catching some of these guys. Hopefully, people out shoplifting are going to be having second thoughts because now there is 10,000 people out there that might recognize them,” said Follestad. “I think it will scare these shoplifters to not do it because they are getting posted and plastered across Facebook and their friends and family might see. Maybe they will be not so likely to do it anymore.”

Family, business community mourn death of George Little Steve Kidd

Western News Staff

Penticton lost a prominent community leader and a strong advocate for improving conditions for business this weekend George Little, owner of G. Little Electric and a past president of the Penticton Industrial Development Association, died Sunday at the age of 69. “My father fought very bravely but wasn’t able to recover from his illness,” said Tamara Little, George’s daughter. “It’s a shock and we are very sad. It happened very quickly but we were really ap-

preciative of the great care he received at PRH. “The nursing staff and the physicians there were tremendous.” Little moved to Penticton as a journeyman electrician in 1971 and worked for Cooper and Gibbard Electric. until starting G. Little Electric in 1985. The electric service company grew over the years to include alarms and HVAC as well. Little is survived by wife Mavis, his daughters Debbie and Tamara, and her son Josh. “My father was very much a family man and first and foremost was a grandfather to





my son, Joshua,” said Tamara. “He was a great dad and a great husband and a great grandpa.” That family ethic extended to his work, Tamara said, and George thought of his employees as part of his own family. “He was very close to his team here,” she said. “He was very proud of the company he created.” Frank Conci, the current president of PIDA, said a sense of community was a driving force for Little, and he tried to fulfill his responsibilities as a community member in many different ways. See LITTLE on p. 3

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PHA counters claims Steve Kidd

Western News Staff

The summer tourism season is rapidly approaching, but more than $200,000 earmarked for tourism marketing remains unspent and on hold thanks to the ongoing dispute between the City of Penticton and the Penticton Hospitality Association. According to records obtained by the Western News under a freedom of information request, the city is holding $206, 898.98 received from the province for August through November 2013, money raised through the two per cent additional hotel room tax by local accomodators and formerly being passed to the PHA for external marketing of the city. That ended on Oct. 31, 2013, when the city declared the PHA was in breach of their contract to control the HRT funds. At stake are HRT funds totalling more than $428,000 in 2011, $432,000 in 2012 and $443,000 in 2013; more than $1.3 million over the three years Penticton’s tourism marketing has been in flux. In the termination letter, also obtained through a freedom of information request, the city’s lawyer, Tyrone Duerr of Boyle and Co., cites four reasons for the termination: that the PHA failed to spend HRT funds in 2012 and 2013; that they failed to make financial data available for the city to review and that the PHA failed to act in a punctual and professional manner. The final point is that the PHA hired Tim Hodgkinson to handle the HRT marketing, a PHA board member in “an obvious conflict of interest.” That, Hodgkinson said, is a false accusation, as are the other points included in the termination letter and that the city cited in their petition for an injunction to prevent the PHA from spending any of the HRT funds still in their possession on external marketing. “The city conveniently dropped two of them in the courtroom, one of which was any accusation against me,” said Hodgkinson, adding that the main point the city’s case focused on was the alleged lack of spending. “Council believe that the failure of the PHA to spend any HRT money in 2012 (other than those funds earmarked for spending by the Tourism Society and in cooperation with the previous executive of the PHA in the first half of 2012) is unacceptable,” writes Duerr in the termination letter. That, along with the other points made by the city, are false accusations according to Hodgkinson, and that marketing for 2012 and 2013 was not compromised, despite the city’s claim in their petition for an injunction. The city themselves spent the money for 2012, he said, and in 2013, the PHA exceeded their projected budget. He admits there were surplus funds, but those were funds the city didn’t spend in 2011 and 2012, which the PHA wasn’t aware of until

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Four of five high schools in the South Okanagan saw declines in student performance last year, according to fresh rankings from the Fraser Institute. The think tank’s annual report card placed Princess Margaret Secondary at No. 102 in a B.C.-wide field of 293 public and private institutions, making it the top-ranked high school in the region during 2012-13. Penticton and South Okanagan secondaries tied at No. 106, while Summerland was next at No. 125. Osoyoos was ranked lowest at No. 169. Each of the schools slid between eight and 21 spots in the rankings, except for Summerland, which improved by 23 places. Rankings for each school are based on a combination of statistical measures, such as graduation rate and percentage of exams failed, to calculate a total score out of 10. Summerland Secondary’s improvement was helped along by a reported


Big weekend for skaha Hills Steve Kidd

Western News Staff

Tim Hodgkinson, director of operations for the Penticton Hospitality Association, said the City of Penticton was trying to make the organization breach their contract.

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late in 2012, having taken over in July 2012. “Over the course of the end of 2012 and the beginning of 2013, we recognized there were indeed these surplus funds, the money that the city hadn’t spent,” he said. “They accused us of not spending money but they had passed us a load of money they hadn’t spent in 2011.” Hodgkinson also dismissed claims that the PHA hadn’t been making financial data available so the city was fully aware of how the money was being spent, including a financial audit for 2012, which the city received in mid-October 2013. “They were happy with the information we were supplying, because they weren’t complaining. We were giving them monthly financials and at one point we even gave them our general ledger,” he said, adding that the city seemed to be shifting the requirements they were making for the PHA over the 16 months before the termination. “They then moved the goalposts. It was calculated to try and make us non-compliant, that is what they were trying to do,” he said. The city and the PHA spent three days before a B.C. Supreme Court justice last month airing their arguments. A decision is expected later this month.

Fraser report fails Penticton high schools Western News Staff


graduation rate of 100 per cent and a reduction in the percentage of provincial exams failed. Peter Cowley, who led the project for the Fraser Institute, said that with the exception of Summerland, schools in the South Okanagan have little to brag about. “Almost all of them are middle of the pack … but there’s no improvement,” he said. “And for parents at each of these schools, they’ve got to be asking: Can and should our kids do better? “They should be talking to the principal and saying: What is your improvement plan? “When do you think it will be reflected in better results and how can we help you achieve it?” Penticton Secondary principal Alan Stel said his school’s improvement plan is posted online and constructed by a council of parents, students and teachers whose focus is on increasing performance in ways that are sometimes hard to measure. Last year’s plan was aimed at jacking up attendance rates, while this year

it shifted to helping students make connections and feel like they belong, “all with the intent of improving achievement,” he explained. “There’s always room for improvement,” Stel continued, “and that’s what we’re looking at with the school planning council.” He acknowledged the Fraser Institute rankings are rooted in good statistics, but said the numbers don’t receive a lot of scrutiny from principals because they don’t tell the whole story. “It really doesn’t give us the indicators as to why we’re not, maybe, achieving,” Stel explained. Principals from Princess Margaret and Summerland secondaries didn’t respond to requests for comment Tuesday. Vancouver private schools York House and Crofton House were tied atop the Fraser Institute rankings for a second straight year. The top-ranked public school in the Southern Interior was Kelowna’s Okanagan-Mission at No. 34. Full results for each school are available online at

Skaha Hills is off to a strong start, stronger than even the planners of the new residential development expected. Just in the first two days of sales, 19 deposits have already been made, according to Matt Kenyon of Greyback Construction, which has partnered with the Penticton Indian Band to build the development. “Sales are overwhelmingly positive. It’s well beyond expectations,” said Kenyon. “We didn’t think we would be here for a year, let alone in a week.” Skaha Hills is a $250-million, 600-home development being built on PIB lands to the west of Penticton Airport. The resort-style community will include a variety of amenities, including a $5.2-million winery, which is also in its first stages of construction. “It’s a project that we have been working on for about 10 years, so we are really excited to get started,” said Jason Pechet, president of Stage West Hospitality. “The vines are just getting planted this month.” The winery itself, Pechet said, will be built next year, and they should be producing wines by 2017, though it won’t be until 2020 they will be using grapes from their own vineyard. “It is going to be beautiful, it is going to be breathtaking. I encourage people to go up into those hills and get a different view of how beautiful Penticton is,” said PIB Chief Jonathan Kruger. The homes in the first phase will be rancher-style walkout homes and, according to Jansen, the most energy efficient development in Canada. Houses built to standard building code, he explained, range from a 65 to 72 rating under the Energuide rating system. The homes at Skaha Hills are expected to have a rating of 88. “That’s no small feat,” said Jansen. “At 91, you are pretty much off the charts … you would be purchasing very little, if any, energy to run your home.” The land, owned by the PIB, was released for development to their partners, Greyback Developments, in October 2013 and is secured by a 150-year crown lease with the federal government.

Little remembered for many contributions LITTLE from front “One was through PIDA and involvement with city hall stuff. He did it with a real energy,” said Conci adding that Little’s sudden death was a blow to the community. “When it happens like that, you just feel the loss so keenly,” said Conci. “He was such a big part of the industrial community here that it is going to be a loss for sure.” Little’s work with PIDA was only part of his involvement, both locally and provincially. At times, he also sat on the boards of the Southern Interior Construction Association, the British Columbia Construction Association; Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce and the Electrical Safety Advisory Board of British Columbia. “He was not a citizen who would sit back and leave other people do the job. He was willing to dig in and do his

best,” said Conci. Little was also a member of Penticton’s Financial Review Advisory Committee and part of the process that led to the city’s core services review in 2009. “George was well respected. His opinions were always considered with great seriousness by all levels of government, not only municipal but also provincial and federal,” said Mayor Garry Litke. The company Little built over the last three decades will continue. “Insuring the employees of G. Little Electric had work that could support their families was my dad’s No. 1 priority, so as a legacy to him, we will be keeping G. Little Electric open to work with our customers and look forward to many years of good work in the community,” said Tamara. Tamara added the family is planning a celebration of life for her father, which they will announce when they have set a date.



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Legion ponders closing Joe Fries

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Penticton’s branch of the Royal Canadian Legion is in jeopardy due to difficulty obtaining final approval to sell its building. If a deal isn’t reached soon, the branch could close later this spring, said president Murray Grandy. “I don’t see any point in being worried or concerned. If it closes, it closes. I’d hate to see that, but there’s nothing anyone can do about it,” he said. Grandy explained a deal is still in place to sell the Martin Street property to local businessman and city councillor John Vassilaki, but the Legion’s B.C.Yukon Command has the final say and is hung up on an arrangement to lease back part of the building to the branch. Vassilaki said while command agreed after lengthy negotiations to a two-year lease-back, it hasn’t agreed to wording required by the bank that would only allow the Legion to terminate the lease if the branch becomes insolvent. The offer to purchase is open until April 15, added Vassilaki, who remains optimistic. B.C.-Yukon Command said in a statement that if the sale falls through, the building, assessed in 2013 at $790,300, will be put back on the market. “We anticipate the branch will relocate to a smaller location more suitable to its needs once its current facility has been sold,” said acting executive director Laura Rallis. Rallis did not respond to a follow-up request regarding what might happen if the struggling branch runs out of money before the building is sold. Grandy said if the sale does fall through, the

Penticton Legion president Murray Grandy has confirmed troubles selling the branch building.

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branch would likely close when it runs out of money in about six weeks, and ownership of the building would default to B.C.-Yukon Command. “We’ll just keep going as long as we can,” he said. If the provincial overseers don’t OK a deal with Vassilaki, members could appeal to the Legion’s headquarters in Ottawa, Grandy noted, “but they probably won’t overturn anything our B.C.-Yukon Command does.”

Posts slow traffic to a crawl in school zone Joe Fries

Western News Staff

Traffic outside Parkway Elementary School seems to have been slowed to a crawl once and for all. Dozens of bright-orange, plastic posts have been bolted to the asphalt to narrow the roadway and slow down drivers in the school zone. The so-called traffic delineators, installed in late March, complement speed humps and a speed reader board that were placed last fall, and represent the culmination of years of complaints from members of the school community who were worried about drivers speeding along Kinney Avenue. Mark Ludington, who regularly walks his daughter, Jazmyn, to kindergarten at Parkway, said

he’s been impressed so far by the traffic-calming measures and cross-walk improvements. “It’s really nice to have that buffer zone away from traffic, so if (a child) did go a little too far or you get a bunch of people wanting to cross at the same time, it gives a little bit of a safety area,” he said. “And it totally herds the cars single-file and (drivers) are more focused in between the cones.” Principal Kelly Jones said he has also noticed motorists seem more attentive. “In the first week, especially with it being new, I’ve noticed a lot of people slowing down,” he said. “Even more so than with the speed humps and speed reader board, so I think it certainly has had a good effect,” he said. “I think people really have to

pay attention when they drive through here now.” The speed humps and traffic delineators were installed by the City of Penticton, which also helped the school’s parent advisory committee purchase the speed reader board. Jones said the PAC was “instrumental in meeting with the city and meeting with the community just expressing the need for something.” The principal said he’s also had conversations with colleagues at other schools who are interested in finding out how they can convince city hall to fund similar improvements at their facilities. City spokeswoman Simone Blais said the final bill for the work at Parkway tallied $24,643, and council has roughly the same amount of money set aside for similar work at other schools.


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Untidy Oliver landowner facing legal action Joe Fries

Western News Staff

Nearly six years after first receiving a complaint about a rural property with dozens of derelict vehicles on it, a local government will now begin legal action to try to force a cleanup. Bylaw officers from the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen suspect an auto salvage operation is being run at the Tucelnuit Road site just north of Oliver, in contravention of a bylaw that states no more than two derelict vehicles are permitted on such properties. The RDOS board heard last week that 21 vehicles were spotted there in February, down from 50 when the first count was conducted in 2008, and that fines and mediation have not produced a resolution. Directors voted unanimously to ask a judge for help. “The timeline is absurd,” said Allan Patton, the director for rural Oliver. “It’s extremely frustrating, especially when the environment is really put at risk, and that’s what’s happened.” Patton said the outstanding fines against the property owner total between $500 and $1,000. Penticton Director Judy Sentes suggested the RDOS has played nice for too long. “I think sometimes when we have bylaws in place and we try to do the compassionate thing or look for resolution in a mediated role, I think we get taken advantage of. This is one of those cases,” she said. “Maybe in order to grab peoples’ attention to get rid of some of these blights on our landscape there

Potter dials in second place at design competition Joe Fries

Western News Staff

Designing an aluminum iPhone case in three hours proved no problem for Penticton student Rylan Potter. For the feat, the 17-year-old picked up silver on the mechanical side of the computer-aided design portion of a regional Skills Canada competition last month in Kelowna. Potter, who RylAn POtteR took home a attends Princes Margaret Second- silver medal in the computerary School, placed aided design portion of a regional Skills Canada compesecond among a tition in Kelowna. dozen other comJoe fries/Western news petitors from his own school and others as far away as Revelstoke. He chose aluminum as the material of choice for his virtual iPhone case because it is durable. The case was designed in two pieces with plastic clips to hold it in place. The Grade 11 student, who is contemplating a career as an automotive engineer, is in his third year of drafting classes at Maggie. “It allows me to be creative. I like designing things and working around how to solve problems,” he said. Teacher Patrick Whitely said Potter’s problemsolving ability helped him stand out from the other designers. “When you go to these competitions, it’s all about problem solving and how do you think outside of the box to solve the problem, and he’s got a really good skill set for that,” Whiteley said.

has to be more of a consequence.” However, RDOS chief administrative officer Bill Newell said judges require a deliberate, even-handed approach to bylaw enforcement before they’ll step in. “What we found when we get into court is judges do have a lot of patience and they insist on a history of a municipality trying to work with somebody who’s not conforming with a bylaw,” he said, which includes “progressive discipline” like written warnings before fines. “You better have done all of that before you get into court or the judge will just send it back.” Newell estimated it will take a year and $10,000 to obtain a court order to have the owner clean up the property in question, which is 1.2 hectares and features a house and several outbuildings. The property owner did not return a call for comment.

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Thank you to volunteers This week is National Volunteering Week and given the statistics, organizations across Canada, have reason to celebrate. In Penticton, events such as the Peach City Beach Cruise, the PeachFest, Fest-of-Ale, the Wine Fest and the Jazz Festival could not happen without volunteers, from board members to ticket takers. The Penticton hospital, the Soupateria, shelters and many other social service organizations all count on the dedication of volunteers. Relay for Life, countless walks and rides, Paws for a Cause and Citizens on Patrol, are just a few more causes counting on volunteers.

According to Statistics Canada, more than 13 million, or about half of all Canadians aged 15 and older, donated at least some time in the service of their communities. In all they donated 2.07 billion hours of their time, which is about 1.1 million full-time jobs. That’s a lot of helping. Regardless of the type of work done as a volunteer, it all helps make for a stronger community. According to a 2011 UN report, volunteerism benefits not only society at large but also the individual volunteer by, “strengthening trust, solidarity and reciprocity among citizens, and by purposefully creating opportunities for participation.” Many volunteers don’t work for recognition, they often work in the shadows simply PENTICTON WESTERN because something needs to be done. Others, are front and centre with a smile, a shoulder, a hand, but they too shy away from recognition. The Western News thanks all volunteers for their efforts that make the South Okanagan a better place to live.


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Digital wave is just beginning Have you got one of the new B.C. driver’s licences yet? By now most drivers have the one with the unsmiling black and white mug shot, to conform to passport standards so it could be used for border identification with the magnetic swipe strip on the back. About one million of us now have the newest version, with a credit-card style digital chip that proves your residence and eligibility for our famously “free” medical care. The motor vehicle office started issuing them about a year ago, as five-year licences expire. They replace the old “CareCard” that has no expiry date. Over the years there were more than nine million CareCards issued, twice the population of B.C., as people held onto their access to our defenseless, overworked medical system from wherever they moved to. Positive identifica-

tion is only the start for this card. Each will be assigned a password that gives access to online medical records, so when patients show up at an ER, their eligibility is confirmed and any previous conditions or medications are acTom Fletcher curately matched. Note that medical B.C. Views information is not stored on the card, just an access code that goes with licence renewal fee, and within a couple of years the password. the cards will start proPatients will be able to call up their own files viding online access to a wide range of governat home, book medical ment services. appointments and even Andrew Wilkinson, renew prescriptions, minister of technology, which is where the efinnovation and citizens’ ficiency comes in. services, says a public In-person visits for consultation has shown routine prescription most people are comrenewals are a cash cow for today’s doctors, fortable using a system they already trust for generating guaranteed their banking. billings but often little By the end of 2015, or no health benefit. Most people will still Wilkinson says about two million people will think of it as a driver’s licence, but it’s intended have the new cards, roughly half of B.C.’s as an all-purpose govpopulation. ernment ID. Application forms If you don’t drive, converted to online acyou are spared the $75

cess will include student loans, birth, death and marriage certificates, voter registration and even criminal record checks. All this will be costly to set up, but the savings from having customers do their own data entry are well known, as any banker or supermarket owner can tell you. “You can understand that if you’re in the vital statistics office and this can all be done from places like Telegraph Creek and Horsefly remotely, that actually saves them a lot of money,” Wilkinson said. “There will be conversion of existing services where you have to go into an office and wait around and fill out forms. “Those will be converted to online services.” It also means a decline in the number of government office jobs, and the potential for further outsourcing of services, as we have seen with Medical Ser-

vices Plan administration and the back-office functions of BC Hydro. Some older readers won’t be thrilled to hear about this. They don’t want a “smart phone,” just a phone. But they will also see their great-grandchildren becoming adept with tablet computers before they can even speak. Seniors will get the hang of it pretty quickly, and their lives will become easier. • A correction to last week’s column on the Agricultural Land Commission. I erroneously said regional panel members were appointed from outside the region. They are local residents, and the new legislation formalizes a cabinet appointment process for them. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @ tomfletcherbc Email: tfletcher@blackpress. ca.

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Thank you to volunteers

During National Volunteer Week, April 6-12, the Canadian Blood Services thanks and celebrates the more than 17,000 volunteers who donated 210,000 hours of their time in the last year to support Canada’s blood system. Volunteers help make saving lives possible. We truly appreciate the talent and energy our volunteers contribute — it’s time that made a significant difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of Canadians who needed blood products this past year. Volunteers promote important campaigns throughout the year, coordinate and host blood donor clinics and speak to others about the importance of blood, stem cell, organ and tissue donations. On behalf of our national team at Canadian Blood Services I’d like to send a heart-felt thanks to all volunteers in the Penticton area who support Canadian Blood Services as well as other charitable organizations in Canada.

Melanie Wasylyshen, volunteer co-ordinator, Canadian Blood Services, B.C. and Yukon

New election act unfair

Dear Prime Minister and Mr. Poilievre: I am urging you to please either scrap the new voting bill or rewrite it in the spirit it should be intended. In my town people are known by many others. If one person can’t vouch for another then maybe two or three people can vouch for them. That would be easy to do in a community where people know each other. I also am outraged at the contempt that you hold Elections Canada and it’s officers. Donna Stocker Cawston

Politicians get extra raise

It was just reported the MPs and Senators received a pay raise of 2.58 per cent based upon the cost of living index. I would like to ask Dan Albas to explain to

the seniors why they received a pay increase on their Old Age Pension and Canada Pension of only 0.9 per cent based upon the cost of living index. Is there more than one cost of living index? How is it that seniors and those with pensions indexed to the cost of living index were held to 0.9 per cent then Mr. Albas and senators gave themselves almost three times as much based upon another cost of living index? Bob Otway Penticton

Thanks for nothing

To the dynamic duo that broke into my store this last Sunday at 3 a.m. to steal some chocolate bars and 5-Hour Energy shots. Yes, you know who you are. The one with the red hoodie with white writing on the front, and the blondhaired kid with the black jacket wearing black sunglasses. Little did you realize that your $25 theft cost me $1,000 to repair. Conveniently, I have access to Facebook, and YouTube, along with a variety of other social sites, where I will be putting up the surveillance video of you, and inviting as many people as I can to come and view the video to see if they recognize you. So hopefully, your friends and family will see this, and see you for who you really are. I would be happy to remove the video upon reimbursement of the

cost of replacing the door. If everyone that reads this could go to my Facebook page at SmartShopperValue and my YouTube page at user/smartshoppervalue and review the video and let me know if you recognize them, I would appreciate it. I would say 30 free coffees to the person that helps lead me to them would be fair. I will use these pages to post all videos of shoplifters and crooks from my store. I have set up a Facebook group called Penticton Shoplifters and Thieves so that other businesses can upload their videos.

Leigh Follestad Penticton

Skateboarder with common sense This letter is to address those who lump all young people together as reckless, dangerous hooligans. I recently had an encounter with a young man who was riding a skateboard late one night. I was turning right onto Main Street from Duncan Avenue when I saw him approaching. He was clearly visible as his board was illuminated with bright eye-catching LED lights. As he approached me he had the good sense to hesitate long enough to make eye contact and with a slight nod proceeded to cross safely in front of me. If only more people

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 250-4929843.

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Raises funds for the medical facilities throughout the region, including the Penticton Regional Hospital, Moog & Friends Hospice House, Trinity Centre, Summerland Health Centre and Extended Care, Princeton General Hospital and Ridgewood Lodge, South Similkameen Health Centre and Orchard Haven in Keremeos, South Okanagan General Hospital and Sunnybank Centre in Oliver. Mandy Black and Andrew Hill presented a cheque for $2,005 to the Medical Foundation for the purchase of a colonoscope. These are proceeds from the Barking Parrots 4th Annual Underwear Affair, “Movember Stache Bash”. This gift is in Memory of Chris Walker, from Summerland. Christopher Walker’s Memorial Race, the Giants Head Grind is on May 17th. For more information, check out

KVR students Olivia DeVito and Nadia Synman – held a bake sale for the Have a Heart Radiothon for Pediatrics, Maternity and the Nursery and raised $185.00. Our thanks to everyone involved.

The Penticton Shriners Club executive, Bill Martin, Director of the Gaming and Carl Tymm, President, presented a cheque for $2,325 for Pediatric Orthotics and shoes as part of the Have a Heart Radiothon. Our thanks to everyone for their ongoing support. The Kiwanis Club of Oliver gave a donation of $500 for the Have a Heart Radiothon for the Pediatric Department. From left to right are: Sharon Youche, Mary Roberts, Dan Roberts, Dr. Lewis Zirkle, Peter Morrow, Beverly Morrow and Rosemary Pritchard. Thank you to all of the members for this gift.

We would like to thank all the individuals, service organizations and business groups for their dedication and thoughtfulness by making donations to the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation. South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation 550 Carmi Avenue, Penticton, B.C. V2A 3G6 Phone: 250-492-9027 • Toll Free: 1-866-771-0994



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Hearty rhythms Mark Brett

Western News Staff

Marching to the sounds of many different drummers and raising some money for a great cause is the focus of the upcoming POUND For Your Heart event. Organized by the Bodies on Power wellness and fitness centre, it’s hoped 200 or more people will participate in the one-of-a-kind activity which takes place Saturday, April 12. Those who sign up will not only be helping themselves, but partial proceeds will go to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C. and Yukon for research purposes and to help those with heart-related problems. According to owner Jo Gagné of Bodies on Power the two-hours is guaranteed to, “Get your heart pumping, body rocking and profoundly impacting the lives of others. “This is a little of out-of-the-box way of doing a fundraiser that is good for your health, maybe not just for that day but in the future too and have fun too,” she added. “We’re all a little bit of performers at heart and we love raising money for someone in the community. I decided before we opened five years ago that this would be part of our make up to help others.” The POUND Rockout Workout program is actually something that came out of California that was designed by a couple of drummers. Using drumsticks, participants pound away on the mats while doing a variety of moves and getting plenty of exercise at the same time. “We try to be cutting edge as far as classes go and find new ways to move,” said Gagné. “I think that’s im-

GettinG in shape for the upcoming pOUnD for Your heart fundraiser are (left to right) Jen Wheaton, sarah holmes and Bodies on power owner Jo Gagné. the unique event takes place at the penticton trade and Convention Centre saturday starting at 1 p.m. with partial proceeds going to the BC heart and stroke Foundation.

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portant for everybody to have a little spice as far as working out goes so we don’t go into the doldrums.” She added Bodies on Power is currently the only certified facility between Calgary and Vancouver offering the program. Included in the

afternoon entertainment along with the POUND Rockout Workout will be AfriCore with live African drums, Zumba, heart-centred yoga, and a live performance by award-winning singer/ songwriters Aidan Natasha Mayes and Mandy Cole. A number of area

businesses have also donated prizes for participants. Those taking part are advised to be dressed for a workout and be prepared to sweat. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. with action getting underway at 1 p.m. Tickets are available in person at Bodies on Power, 102-500 Vees Drive or by phone, 250-770-8303. Cost is $20 cash or $22 debit or credit card. If there are any tickets left they will be available at the door however Gagné advises people not to wait.

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Ride Don’t Hide shines light on mental illness Mark Brett

Western News Staff

Monique Godby has been there, done that and has the Ride Don’t Hide T-shirt to prove it. Sporting the bright red top she received last year, Godby joined a number of others recently at Unity House to promote the 2014 version of the fundraising and awareness event which takes place June 22. “I’m someone that has a mental illness and it’s very, very challenging for me,” said Godby during the kickoff celebration. “Each person with a mental illness is affected differently, and on that note, let’s get more people to join Ride Don’t Hide.” In last year’s first ride in support of the South Okanagan Similkameen branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association, sponsored in large part by Shopper’s Drug Mart, the nearly 50 riders brought in $14,000. Similar events are being held in 19 communities across Canada on that day, largely in support of women and their families. According to executive director Dennis Tottenham of the local CMHA branch, it can be especial-

ly difficult for single-parent families where coping mechanisms can be stretched to the breaking point. He added not being aware of where to get help only compounds the problems. “A lot of them don’t know about the services or because of the stigma they don’t come forward and continue to suffer in silence,” he said. In Godby’s case, she admitted it took a long time for her to come out of “hiding” but the relief and the healing she experienced as a result was worth it. “Hiding it always makes things worse so I smile and say: ‘This is who I am and I’m not going to hide any more,’” she said. “Mental illness is part of my life, it is who I am but it’s not going to be my whole life.” Godby added everyday can be a struggle and a challenge but continues to focus on the positive and draws support from the resources available. Among the local services the money helps support is a sevenday-a-week meals program, advocacy to access community services, a variety of grants including recreation and education, housing

support, wellness support (Unity Clubhouse) and public education. Unity provides a safe, nonthreatening environment for those with a mental illness and the housing support assists 44 residents achieve independence and stay out of the hospital. “This (ride) is a community coming together and making a statement that mental health and wellness is important to everyone,” said Tottenham. “They’re people just like everyone else. They have a health issue but it just happens to be a mental health issue as opposed to a chronic disease. “They need treatment, they need counselling and sometimes they need medication the same as if you have cancer or diabetes. “It’s no different and it shouldn’t be any different.” This year it is hoped to have 150 participants in the ride along the KVR Trail. Registration is at 8 a.m. at KVR Middle School. The 40-kilometre ride starts at 8:30 a.m. and the 10K and 20K events begin at 9:15 a.m. For more information, call (250) 493-8999 or

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Michael Jerome Browne said he feels nourished and inspired by music, well there is no chance of him starving or being unmotivated anytime soon. “People ask me why the blues, but I guess I was exposed at a young age. I had some musical talent so when I started playing that is what came out,” said Browne. “My dad took me to see a concert at the Backdoor Coffee House in Montreal when I was eight or nine and that was the turning point.” Born in South Bend, Indiana, Browne is the son of English professors whose love of music and poetry inspired them to take their young son to the great jazz, blues and folk clubs in their adopted home of Montreal. It set the tone for Browne’s life as a musician. He went on to win the Canadian Folk Music Awards Solo Artist of the Year in 2008 and 2012, Maple Blues Acoustic Artist award and a three time Juno Award nominee in both the roots and blues category. As a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, Browne is a living encyclopedia of American roots music. By the age of 14, Browne was already a

Michael JeroMe Browne delivers his love of jazz, blues and roots music at the Dream café on Friday.

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regular on the vibrant folk and coffee house scene adding banjo, fiddle and mandolin to his masterful command of all variety of guitars and harmonica. “There was a place called the Esquire Show Bar in Montreal that was the home of blues and jazz and they had lost their liquor licence so as a 12 or 13 year old I could get in. My dad took me there and I saw people like James Cotton and Lightning Hopkins. It was so cool to see

these guys live, because I had only heard them on records,” said Browne. While the Deep South U.S. is where blues and jazz legends were commonly found, Browne wasn’t a part of that culture growing up in Montreal. Still it intrigued him. “As a teenager I delved into it deeply. I learned all the guitar styles of those eras,” said Browne of why he fell in love with the music. “Emotionally I find the music very direct. It’s

easy to figure out what the song is about and its not oblique. The blues is very honest direct music and I like the old ballads that tell a story.” But in his youth it was all about the sound. Now whether he is gliding a slide across his national guitar, pulling his bow over the fiddle strings to play a Cajun waltz or trailing away on his gourd banjo, Browne’s passion and virtuosity always shine through. He wants his performances to inspire people to see

the interconnections between the many cultures and influences that gave birth to American roots music, gospel, blues, old-time, country, soul and cajun. Expect to hear all of this and more in his live show. “What is hard about making this music is trying to sound direct while trying to be poetic. It is a fine line. If it is too matter of fact that doesn’t work either,” he said. The street-smart archivist has managed to find a way. When he isn’t performing his own material he is in demand backing up and recording with artists such as Eric Bibb, Jordan Officer and Susie Arioli. It has been about two years since Browne has recorded an album himself, but he expects to be getting back to his roots soon. “I’m leaning towards recording some interpretations of old blues classics from the 20s and 30s which is what I started off doing years ago. I want to get back to that. To me, it is the time to do that. I want to focus where my roots are and where I came from,” said Browne. Catch Browne at the Dream Café on April 11. Tickets are $20 with doors opening at 6 p.m. and the show starting at 8 p.m.

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PHAME checks in at Fawlty Towers comedy Kristi Patton

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Fawlty towers revisted cast (from left to right) Patrick McCann (Basil), liam Bridson (Manuel) and amanda andrews (Polly) from Pen High arts Media entertainment rehearse a scene from their upcoming dinner theatre show running april 25 and 26 at the shatford Centre.

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The Shatford Centre will be transformed into the hotel in the seaside town of Torquay on the English Riviera known as Fawlty Towers. Pen High Arts Media Entertainment is hosting a candlelight dinner theatre weekend presenting the comedy Fawlty Towers Revisited. “There is so much interaction right around the audience tables so they will feel like they are in the show, and in some instances they literally are in the show. It will be a lot of fun,” said Megan Rutherford, the Pen High drama arts instructor who is co-producing the show with Lori Grant. Drawing from three episodes of the show, written by John Cleese and his then-wife Connie Booth, and adapting them into their own to run into one big plot line the Grade 11 and 12 acting class will bring the farce to the dinner theatre spotlight. “This class has quite a bit of talent in it and I asked them if they would like to have fun with Fawlty Towers and they were adamant they wanted to do this project,” said Rutherford. “It is difficult for them because their generation doesn’t know Fawlty Towers so it was a very steep learning curve.” Fawlty Towers centres around the tense, rude and put-upon owner Basil

Fawlty, his bossy wife Sybil, a chambermaid named Polly and the hapless Spanish waiter Manuel. They attempt to run the hotel as eccentric guests demand the most ridiculous things. “The audience will have so much fun. There are so many great lines with the whole crew from Fawlty Towers,” said Rutherford. “We have the guests playing the premise they are art critics and this will be a fine art showcase because senior artists have created a gallery which they have called Fawlty Portraits that will all be on display.” Rutherford invites the audience to participate if they want by critiquing the art work and having a little fun with it. “People are welcome to mingle and have fun. They won’t intimidate us. If they come up with words and dialogue of their own, the kids can handle them. Just remember you are going to get what you give,” said Rutherford. The audience will also indulge on appetizers, a buffet and assorted desserts created by Chef Chris Garvey, from Bogner’s Restaurant Fawlty Towers Revisited runs on April 25 and 26 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Shatford Centre for the Arts. Tickets are $40 and available only in advance by calling 250-488-0867. Cut off to order tickets is April 18.



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Many Hats Theatre Company opens the French farce Boeing Boeing Thursday night on the Cannery Stage. The acting troupe brings to life French playwright and master of comedy Marc Camoletti’s smashhit on Broadway that earned a Tony Award in 2008 in its revival. After its debut in 1965, Boeing Boeing enjoyed huge success and spawned a movie version. Boeing Boeing is the story of, Bernard (played by Many Hats Paul Varga) a successful architect during the swinging 60s in Paris. Audiences will remember Varga for his performance in Same Time Next Year on the Many Hats stage. Bernard is very successful in charming women and juggles the hearts of three air hostesses who jet in and out of his bachelor pad. Gloria (Tammy Hansel), Gabriella (Shannon French) and Gretchen (Kim Burnett) aka America, Italy and Germany are the three romantic interests in his life. French stole the show as the ditzy balloon girl in last year’s Skin Flick. Bernard is assisted in managing the trio by his housekeeper Berthe (Jane Pilkey) and best friend Robert (Andrew Zender). Both Burnett and Zender are making their debut with Many Hats

Many Hats tHeatre CoMpany presents the comedy Boeing Boeing opening thursday night on the Cannery stage with paul Varga (left) playing Bernard who is juggling three romantic interests at once including Gabriella, played by shannon French.

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PENTICTON’S ANDREW COOKE was focused during the Paralympic Can Am meet in Miami where he won a gold medal and set a Canadian record in the 200-metre individual medley. He also earned two qualifying times in what he hopes will put him on the Pan Pacific team. Scott Grant/Swim Canada

Golden result for Cooke Emanuel Sequeira Western News Staff

Andrew Cooke delivered big during the Paralympics Can Am meet in Miami at the end of March. Cooke earned qualifying times in the 100- and 200-metre freestyle events for the Pan Pacific team and set a Canadian record in the 200-m individual medley, in which he captured a gold medal. Cooke said it was tough to win against strong competition. Facing that calibre of swimmers pushed a confident Cooke. “I did pretty good. I got all best times,” he said. Cooke’s KISU coach Jane Bentley said the gold medal effort was accomplished by dropping 14 seconds from his previous time. “That time alone is gigantic in swimming,” said Bentley. “We usually drop one or two seconds. To be able to pull it together at that meet and drop 14 seconds does two things; it shows that he did a lot of preparation and he was ready, but it also shows that there is lots more room for improvement.” Contributing to Cooke’s success was switching his freestyle breathing pattern. Bentley said that made a big difference for Cooke.

ANDREW COOKE enjoyed a sweet victory in the 200-metre IM, which he also earned a Canadian record by trimming 14 seconds from his previous time during the Paralympic Can Am meet. Emanuel Sequeira/Western News

“He’s been doing a little more work outside of the pool as well,” she said. “That is paying off. That’s something I hope he continues to do. He’s been going to the gym and getting massaged, looking after himself physically.” Heading into the Can Am meet, Cooke

was confident he would earn at least one qualifying time. During his swims in the outdoor Ransom Everglades Aquatic Centre, Cooke found that the weather impacted him a bit with the colder winds. Bentley said it was cooler than expected with the strong head winds coming off the ocean. However, Bentley added that going through that made it a wise choice to make it a qualifying meet because the venue for the Pan Pacific will be outdoors in Pasadena, Calif. It gave a preview of how swimmers will perform. What impressed Bentley about Cooke’s performances was that he achieved his goals, though earning a Canadian record was a good surprise. Now Cooke just has to wait to find out if he is selected to the team. Bentley said he has made the criteria, it just depends on the number of swimmers being sent. Bentley said that Cooke’s work ethic has improved since he competed in the Can Am Parachampionship last year in which he came second in the 200-m IM. He is training hard and has more drive. “He is believing more,” said Bentley, adding that the Brazil and Tokyo Para Olympics are in sight. “He knows it is achievable.” Avery Newton also competed and won gold in the 50-m freestyle.

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More than 100 athletes have signed up for the inaugural Giant’s Head Christopher Walker Memorial Race May 17. Starting at the shores of Okanagan Lake, walkers, runners and racers will scale Summerland’s volcanic landmark, a distance of more than five kilometres and a 500-metre elevation gain. This year’s race will be capped at 300 participants and race organizers are thrilled with the response they are receiving. “It’s fantastic to see so many people eager and excited to take on a new challenge,” said Ellen Walker-Matthews, who is spearheading the event with her husband Tom Matthews and the Summerland Rotary Club. “Registrations are coming in, not just from Summerland, but from other communities in the Okanagan and even Vancouver and Calgary.” The event is in honour Walker-Mathews’s son, who died from colon cancer in 2013. Proceeds will go to provide funding for the B.C. Cancer Foundation, targeting colon cancer research and to assist Summerland Rotary’s Club raise funds for the upkeep and improvement of the trail system in Giant’s Head Park. Early bird registration is on until April 15. Registration includes all racerelated activities including complimentary breakfast and pre-race yoga, as well as post-race food, pre-awards barbecue and t-shirt. Non-racers can still buy tickets to the barbecue and enjoy the awards ceremony. All details can be found at

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NHL Central Scouting released its final rankings for the 2014 NHL Entry Draft in Philadelphia on June 27-28. Jack Ramsey and Brett Beauvais cracked the list of 210 top North American skaters. Ramsey is listed at 181, while Beauvais is nine spots lower at 190. Ramsey finished with nine goals and 25 points in 57 games in his rookie season. The 6-2,185 pound forward added one goal and eight points in 11 playoff games. Beauvais scored 13 goals and finished with 58 points in 57 regular season games, while adding Jack Ramsey one goal and eight points in 11 playoff games. Beauvais was also the highest scoring defenceman in the BCHLs regular season, ranking him 21st overall. Other BCHL player cracking the list, as reported by the league’s website, are Jason Cotton of the West Kelowna Warriors at 162, Vernon Vipers defenceman Dylan Chanter at 164, former Vee and Salmon Arm SilverBack Evan Anderson at 179, Merritt Centennials forward Jeff Wight at 189 and goalies Alec Dillon and Jeff Smith from Brett Beauvais Victoria and Powell River, respectively.

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Lakers have full season of learning Emanuel Sequeira Western News Staff

Ken Sommerfeldt hopes for a steep learning curve with the Pen High Lakers senior boys rugby team. Sommerfeldt, the Lakers coach, is working with a squad of 21 that features 10 players who had never played rugby prior to their opening-season loss to the South Kamloops Titans April 3. “It didn’t go particularly well,” said Sommerfeldt of the 56-0 loss. While the Lakers are inexperienced or “green” as veteran Laker Nakai Penny said, they faced a Titans team that just returned from a spring break trip to the United Kingdom where they played four games. Penny, who has played on two provincial teams in 2012 and 2013, said they were at a significant disadvantage against the Titans because of experience. “It’s kind of like throwing them into the fire just right off the bat,” said Penny. “It’s a great learning experience. Against a strong team, there’s no better learning than losing like that.” “I wasn’t totally surprised with the outcome,” said Sommerfeldt, who is also coaching the Lakers junior boys rugby team. Penny can’t be expected to carry the Lakers, joked Sommerfeldt of the 18-yearold. “Despite everything he tries to do, he can’t be the only guy out there that knows what he’s doing,” said Sommerfeldt. “There are a few other players out there who do have experience.” Penny said he’s excited for his final season of high school rugby, especially with his friends playing. Penny said it feels good to have players look up to him and welcomes the chance to teach players the game and sees himself as a “mini coach.” Sommerfeldt is glad to take advantage of this week for practice as the Lakers don’t play again until April 17 when they visit Mt. Boucherie to take on the Bears. With

PEN HIGH LAKER Nakai Penny hammers South Kamloops Titan Brandon Adams during AAA Okanagan Valley senior boys rugby action in Kamloops. The Lakers lost the game and play their next match April 17 in Mt. Boucherie. The Lakers make their home debut on April 25 at McNicoll Park against the Salmon Arm Gold. Allen Douglas/Kamloops This Week

a game under their belt, the Lakers coach said, players should understand what’s happening now. The plan was to go over drills for plays they were unsure about. Sommerfeldt anticipates a tough season, but he said the main thing is for the players to have fun. While Sommerfeldt is unsure how good the other teams are, he expects to play strong opponents in the season’s opening games. The next one after Mt.

Boucherie is in Kelowna against the Owls on April 22. The Owls have traditionally assembled strong squads. In the the last half of the season, the Lakers host Salmon Arm on April 25, Rutland on April 28 and NorKam on May 1, and Sommerfeldt hopes the team improves enough to win those matches. “I’d like to be able to make the playoffs,” he said, adding six of seven teams in the Okanagan AAA league make it.

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Rockets win Pacific Regional championship

For the first time in franchise history, the Okanagan Rockets won the 2014 Pacific Regional Championship. The Rockets major midget hockey team accomplished the feat with an overtime win in Game 3 over the Red Deer Optimist Chiefs. The Rockets took Game 1 by a score of 3-1, then lost the second game 7-1, forcing a third game. With a minute remaining in Game 3, Tyson Jost, a Penticton Vees affiliate player, scored thanks to a play set up by future Vee Liam Finlay and Jake Kryski. The Chiefs answered back in the second with a pair of goals and the lead heading into the final peri-

od. After Tanner Browne rifled a shot home from the point for the equalizer, five minutes into overtime, Finlay bulged the twine to win the game. Finlay was named the Rockets player of the game. In Game 2, the Chiefs scored four straight goals to secure the win. In Game 1, Jost scored for the Rockets, while another Vees affiliate player, Brendan Barry, was named player of the game. The Okanagan Rockets are now the Pacific representative at the 2014 Telus Cup, April 21–27 in Moose Jaw, Sask.

Female Rockets bow to Phantoms The Fraser Valley Phantoms pulled off a three-peat of the female midget AAA championship. The Phantoms swept

the Okanagan Rockets in two games. The Rockets, led by captain Jessie Olfert of Penticton, lost the opening game 2-0. In the deciding game, the Phantoms scored with just over three minutes remaining in the opening period. That proved to be the

winner as Rockets goalie Rachel Fontinha of Penticton didn’t surrender another goal. The Phantoms advance to the 2014 Esso Cup in Stoney Creek, Ont. April 20-23.

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Swift and Lew Norman won the Penticton Senior Men’s golf 18-team Waltz 1,2,3 event on April 2. The foursome shot 122. The team of Patrick Turner, Gary McAdam, Gary Sutherland and Bernie Bermbach fired 123 to finish in second place.

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Shriners help Drury cruise to dream Western News Staff

For most Canadian kids, playing hockey is a given. But for some, playing hockey poses a bigger challenge, and the Shriners are helping to make playing hockey or achieving any dream a little less difficult. Brandon Drury, 12, is one hockey player who is thankful for the Shriners Care Cruiser buses. “They’re really good,” said Drury, a goalie with the Upper Deck Vees, a Penticton special-needs hockey team, of the specially equipped buses. Drury is a long-time New York Rangers fan and watches his idol Henrik Lundqvist whenever he can. Even if he isn’t watching hockey, it is always on Brandon’s mind. “When he is sleeping, he dreams of hockey,” said his mother Jackie Hooper. Drury was born with Vacterl Syndrome, a spinal birth defect that resulted in his right side being taller than his left side. He has had surgery almost once year, said his mother, including to place rods in his back. Those trips to Vancouver were made through the Shriners Care Cruiser buses. “The Care Cruisers have helped us so many times, especially during winter. Brandon cannot sit for long periods of time and the amenities within the coach – including beds and La-z-Boy chairs – make the trip much more comfortable for him,” said Hooper. “And then there’s the kindness of the drivers and the other families we meet on board. “The drivers will even pull over when he has to get out and move around.” For Hooper, a single mom and busy student in early childhood education, the Care Cruisers have been vital to Drury’s care and progress. Another benefit, said Hooper, is the Care Cruiser

buses also provide Drury with an opportunity to socialize and develop friendships with other kids with disabilities. Hooper is extremely grateful for the ease and economy provided by the free service, whose buses are specially designed to transport children and youths with disabilities, to Vancouver health care facilities from locations throughout B.C. One of the Care Cruiser bus drivers is the grandfather of a former Penticton Vees team member. “We talk about hockey,” Drury said of his conversations with the driver. Although he will be benched and restricted to a wheel chair for eight to nine months when he has his next back surgery next December, Drury is still dreaming of a full hockey career. “I want to get really good and play for the New York Rangers,” he said confidently. To bring awareness of and raise funds for this critical service, Shriners Care for Kids is partnering with Carl’s Jr. Restaurants to present the first annual Stars for Kids Day on April 9. A portion of proceeds from purchases are benefitting the 3,500 people Shriners serves each year. Penticton residents may visit a Care Cruiser in person between 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. at 100-1636 Main St. They may also make a donation The Shriners Care for Kids program is more than tasseled hats, clowns and mini-cars. It provides children with access to exceptional pediatric care through an extensive transportation network that includes the Care Cruiser buses which enable children from throughout the province to travel to Vancouver health care facilities. The Care Cruiser program has logged more than three million kilometres within B.C. since it began in 2001. No other Shrine Club in North America provides this unique service.

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Business, family and community drive Aantjes Emanuel Sequeira Western News Staff

Prior to meeting husband Johnny Aantjes, Jasmine didn’t have an interest in race car driving. She then got a crash course into the sport at the Penticton Speedway, which the family owns. Jasmine watches the sport with her husband, but doesn’t get entrenched into horse power, torque or any other specific details or driver history. What Jasmine likes about owning a business such as the Penticton Speedway is that it’s exciting and different all the time. It also allows their five children (Chase, Jasmine’s son, as well as Marty, Amanda, Cory and Jared) to work there. Chase, eight, has helped Jasmine in the tower and has shot videos which are posted on the track’s Facebook page. “Great as a family to run a business like that with your kids,” she said. “Just to run an attraction that is all about family entertainment is very rewarding. To look out in the stands and see so many families having such a great time, even if you’re not a race fan, it’s a great form of entertainment.” The Penticton Speedway attracts spectators from all over B.C. as well as south of the border from Wenatchee, Wash. Jasmine is this week’s Top 40 Under 40 recipient. The account executive for Sun FM said she is grateful and humbled to be chosen. “I’m excited and proud to be recognized alongside all the amazing entrepreneurs in this town that are under 40,” said Jasmine. “I was so excited. I called my mom and my husband — but admitted it was hard to keep it a secret from others. I was just blown away.” At the track Jasmine’s duties are to run the timing system, which in the past was completed manually. Now, each car has a transponder that communicates to her computer in the tower. As soon as the car drives over the loop embedded in the start/finish line, she instantly sees how fast the car is going, and what lap it is on. Jasmine also enjoys doing the advertising, marketing and photography. The latter is one of her hobbies. What Jasmine loves about work-

Jasmine aantJes admits she still hasn’t tweaked her wardrobe for working in the pits at the family business at the Penticton speedway. the account executive for sun Fm is this week’s recipient of the top 40 Under 40.

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ing at the track is being with her family and the staff as well as their core volunteers. She said the people are passionate and it’s inspiring. “Being around those people, seeing how much they love racing, makes me feel lucky to be a part of it,” she said. “People love what we’re doing. I love interacting with a bunch of different people.” A goal Jasmine has is to grow the track and host new events each year. One planned for this year is a two-day pro bull riding event that is sanctioned by Bull Riders Canada. Jasmine and her husband also love giving back to the community and she said it’s rewarding for her to do fundraisers. In 2011, they launched the Pent-

icton Speedway foundation and with the help of their board of directors, raise upwards of $30,000 each year. They also award a scholarship to a local high school student, sponsor a Miss Penticton candidate, give funds to minor hockey, SPCA, South Okanagan Women In Needs Society, cadets, and local families in need. They recently teamed up with the Penticton Vees and Underwriters Insurance to help fund the Breakfast Programs at local Elementary Schools. Through raffling four cars, they raised more than $16,000 and contributed $4,000 to SOWINS. “It was incredible,” she said of the response. “We would have been happy to sell half the amount of

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keep busy with their five kids. “Spare time for us is just spending time with the kids,” said Jasmine, who was raised by a single mother who is still an inspiration for her daily. “I like to cook a lot at home. Go out for dinner. We’re very social, good group of friends.” Penticton Top 40 under 40 is presented by the Prospera Credit Union in partnership with the Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce, JCI Penticton with support from Community Futures Okanagan Similkameen. Nominations should be sent to manager@ with the subject line ‘Top 40 Nomination.’ Please include nominees contact info and a brief reason for nomination.



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Local brewers had a hopping good time at the 19th Okanagan FestOf-Ale on the weekend walking away with bestin-class awards. The Naramata Nut Brown Ale created by Cannery Brewing in Penticton took the judges award for best ale, Orchard Hill Estate Cidery in Summerland also pleased the judges palate’s with their Red Roof Cider and Oliver’s Firehall Brewery won best in class stout/porter for their Holy Smoke Stout for the second year in a row. Firehall brewer Sid Ruhland said because they don’t filter the stout it gives it a rich flavour that pairs well with barbecue and smoked or sharp cheese. It has been a big year for the Oliverbased outfit, who are now selling their product in local stores. “It definitely has,” Ruhland agreed. “We are in the process of upgrading our equipment because we can’t keep up with the demand.” Wayne Schmuck, marketing chair of the Okanagan Fest-Of-Ale Society said the calibre of brewers this year was outstanding. “This year we readjusted the layout of the space so we could accommodate 35 brewers, which represented the greatest number of brewers in the event’s

Penticton Lakeside ResoRt staff (above from left to right) talia Lafond, chris Remington, alexa Warner and Janessa Brown won best booth in the People’s choice awards. tin Whistle brewer Jeff todd (below right) serves up some of their best and sid Ruhland from Firehall Brewery shows off their ale.

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history. Of the 35 brewers, eight of them were new to the festival, which shows the reputation we are building for this event,” said Schmuck. The nearly sold-out event included a number of new features including food and beer pairings and a sizeable increase in the selection of real cask ales. “In addition to an

increase in ticket sales versus previous years, we also saw a significant increase in hotel and tickets packages, a testament that people will travel to Penticton to attend this festival and it is also a testament to the growth of the craft beer industry.” Net proceeds from the event will benefit local charitable organizations.

Each of the breweries put forward their best for judging by industry experts. Best of Show judges choice went to Four Winds White Rye IPA Best in class, judges choice — Lager/pilsner: Hoyner Pilsner from Hoyne Brewing Co.; Pale Ale: Red Truck Ale from Red Truck Beer Company; IPA: Four Winds White Rye IPA from Four Winds Brewing Co.;

Wit/Wheat: Robson Street Hefeweizen from Granville Island Brewery; Belgian: Sunkissed Tea Saison from Deep Cove; Fruit Beer: Stiegl Radler from McClelland Premium Imports The People’s Choice Awards went to: Best Beer: Project 9 Pils from Fernie Brewing Co.; Best Booth: Penticton Lakeside Resort; Best Food: Brodo Kitchen; Best Band: The Dungbeatles.

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Building Inspector I District of Kitimat, full time permanent bargaining unit position wage range $36.33/hr - $43.63/hr, over 2 years. Duties include plan checking reviews, inspections and enforcement functions related to building construction to ensure conformance with legislation, regulations and standards, and explaining and enforcing municipal bylaws. Preferred applicants will have a Technology Certificate related to building construction or equivalent; BOABC level 2 certification and a Class 5 driver’s license. Submit applications by April 30, 2014, 4:30 p.m., to Personnel, District of Kitimat, 270 City Centre, Kitimat B.C. V8C 2H7, Tel 250-632-8900, Fax 250632-4995, or by e-mail at Community information can be obtained from our website at Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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HIGHWAY OWNER OPERATORS $3500 SIGNING BONUS Van Kam’s Group of Companies requires Highway linehaul Owner Operators based in our Kelowna terminal for runs throughout BC and Alberta. Applicants must have winter and mountain, driving experience/ training. We offer above average rates and an excellent employee benefits package.

To join our team of professional drivers, email a detailed resume, current driver’s abstract & details of your truck to: Call 604-968-5488 Fax: 604-587-9889 Only those of interest will be contacted. Van-Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility.

Farm Workers VINEYARD labourers required. (seasonal employment) $10.33/hour. Work located in Penticton, BC. Contact Premium Vineyard Management 250-809-9182

Help Wanted ARE YOU EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL DISTRESS? Relief is only a call away! Call 250-979-4357 to set up your FREE consultation in Penticton. Donna Mihalcheon CA, CIRP 33 years experience. BDO Canada Limited. Trustee in Bankruptcy. 200-1628 Dickson Avenue, Kelowna , BC V1Y 9X1

AUTOBODY REPAIR TECHNICIAN - BODYMAN Boyd Autobody and Glass in Penticton is currently seeking an Autobody Repair Technician. Must be certified and experienced in all aspects of autobody collision repair including full frame. This is a flat rate position with great earning potential with great benefits after three months. Apply by fax: 250-492-0453 or email: Summerland/Trout Creek, Okanagan Traveland requires lot attendant, exp. on forklift, as well as detailing, wage $14$15/hr.based on exp. Please bring resume down and ask for Kim.



Passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 3, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. He has gone home, with great anticipation, to be together with his beloved wife, Ruth, who predeceased him in 2010. He was 32 days short of his 98th birthday. Art was an entrepreneur and businessman establishing and operating Cutler’s Time Shop in Penticton from 1956 until his retirement in in 1984. Starting at age 13, Dad trained as an “old fashioned watchmaker” and was a master of the craft. Dad’s life was characterized by his love of family, both immediate and extended, his faith and by his great desire to serve others. He had a “rough” exterior but filled his life, and blessed the lives of countless others, through his innumerable acts of kindness and charity (most often anonymous). He had a great sense of humour as well as an adventurous spirit, and was up for any challenge. To his four sons, Cam (Joanne), Russ (Colleen), Brent (Debbie) and Gregg (Melody), he was a constant mentor, teacher, cheerleader and exemplar. Dad was a man of great courage and faith, and a stalwart member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he served diligently in numerous callings over his long lifetime. We are so grateful to have felt the love, strength and influence of this great man; our father, grandfather and great grandfather, for so many years and have been truly blessed by his presence. Dad is survived by all four sons, 17 grandchildren, 50 great grandchildren, one sister and two brothers. Farewell for now our beloved Father, we will see you again and dwell with you eternally. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 11, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints, 2946 South Main St., Penticton. The Cutler family would like to offer a special heartfelt thank you to the wonderful staff at Trintiy Care Centre. Their care and consideration for our Dad was exceptional. Condolences may be shared by visiting


February 26, 1933 - March 28, 2014

Barrie was born in St. Rose du Lac Manitoba, and passed away peacefully in Kelowna, BC at the age of 81. Barrie is survived by his loving wife Sharon of 25 years. Barrie has 4 children, Ron (Elaine) Sylvester of Penticton BC, Naomi (Ron) Sylvester of Victoria BC, Mark (Lynn) Sylvester of Tyler Texas, Jo-Ann Sylvester of Drayton Valley AB, step-children Allen (Patrina) Hayter of Australia, Paul Blank of Fort McMurray AB, and many grand and great grandchildren. Also survived by brothers Gerry (Marian) Sylvester of Vancouver BC, Bernie (Blanche) Sylvester of Phoenix Arizona, Ted (Laurie) Sylvester of Penticton BC, and sisterin-law Olga Sylvester of Ontario. Pre-deceased by sister Adrienne, brother Grant, grandson Justin, Laurette, Eileen, Ralph and others he knew and loved. Barrie spent most of his career in Penticton as manager of the BCAA office, and was active in many community associations. He was instrumental in developing the sister-city relationship in the 70’s and 80’s with Yellowknife NWT. Later Barrie would join the Money Concepts family Investment & Insurance business as the Regional Branch Manager in Kelowna. In his retirement, Barrie remained active with his hobbies and interests and was always busy enjoying life in Kelowna, spending time at the Lasqueti Island cottage with Sharon, family and with his many friends. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm April 12, 2014 at the Everden Rust Funeral Home 1910 Windsor Road, Kelowna BC. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the BC Cancer Society. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting 250-860-6440 1910 Windsor Road Kelowna, BC V1Y 4R5


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The Penticton Western News has Routes available in these areas for Wednesday & Friday: • Penticton - Atkinson St. Area Rte 18 - Carmi Ave. Area Rte 25 - Orchard Ave Area Rte 45B - Cariboo St. Area Rte 45C - Westview Dr. Area Rte 12A

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CLUXEWE RESORT MANAGER needed at Kwakiutl Band in Port Hardy. Competitive salary and free accommodations. Deadline midnight April 15. Email for job description and to apply.

St. Andrews Golf Course is looking for part time summer employees for the grounds crew, pro shop and servers for the restaurant. Email: or fax to (250) 497-5287

Be Part of Our Team. Sub-Contractor Driver Must have 1 ton Van 2 days a week - Wednesday & Friday Early morning deliveries

Unique Opportunity

For more info please call 250-492-0444 Ext: 219 or 205 or email:

Black Press has a very unique opportunity for the right person.

We currently have an opening for a sales person to help us with our paid distribution newspapers across B.C. This position means getting out in the community and talking to subscribers about our newspapers and working to build stronger relationships with existing readers of our newspapers. It also includes finding new subscribers for our newspapers and helping introduce them our award winning host of community newspapers. This is not a year-around position and will run from March to October each year. We offer a spectacular compensation package and bonus incentives. Your own vehicle is required, but we cover all travel expenses. This is really a great opportunity for the right person. It is a different type of job, but definitely has different types of rewards. If you feel this position would be the perfect fit for you, then we would love to hear from you. Please email all enquiries to Michelle Bedford at

Position Title: Employer:

Help Wanted Long established and well respected family owned business, Guerard’s Furniture is seeking a new team member with retail sales experience. Candidate must possess excellent customer service, communication and computer skills. Position is full-time; weekend work is required. Apply in person only. Dave Mitchell, 70 Westminster Ave., Penticton, Monday to Friday from 10 AM to 4 PM.


426889 BC Ltd. o/a Tim Hortons

1077 Westminster Ave, Penticton, 1697 Fairview Road, Penticton, #100-2695 Skaha Lake Road, Penticton Food Counter Attendant (NOC: 6641) 25 Vacancies Flex Position: Permanent, Full-Time, Part-Time, Shift, Weekend, Day, Night, Evening, $10.25 Hourly + Medical Benefits Start Date: ASAP No experience or education required Apply now to: Fax: 1.778.476.5991 Mail: 331 Martin St, Penticton, BC, V2A 5K6 RV Resort in the Enderby area requires a healthy, mature couple to be “ Campground Managers”. These are year round positions and come with a salary package that includes $40,000 yearly salary for the couple and full use of a fully modern onsite 3bdrm house with all utils incl’d. Email resume to:

Civil Inspector

Mica Generating Station, BC Columbia Hydro Constructors Ltd.

Job Description: Inspector needed to perform civil works inspections specifically related to the addition of a fifth and a sixth generating unit at the Mica Generating Station. The candidate must • Ensure adherence to contract specifications • Monitor and record progression of work • Ensure quality work practice and quality product Preferred Experience: • Technical knowledge in Civil Engineering and concrete practices • A two year technical diploma or other pertinent work experience • Experience and familiarity working in Heavy Industry with preference for • Hydro-electric experience Skills/Abilities: • Ability to read and interpret drawings. • Strong computer skills. • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. The successful applicant will be required to work under a collective union agreement and will be required to live in a camp located at Mica Creek BC, 140 kilometres north of Revelstoke.


Are you looking for a Sales Career?

Why not Penticton Kia! Kia is the fastest growing car company in Canada. We have several award winning vehicles. Is your current “Job” boring? We offer a huge advertising budget, and a great place to work. A great income and bonus plan. Give us a call today and start fresh. Positive goal oriented people needed.

Lets have some fun selling cars! Contact Ken: 250-276-1200

Resumes will be accepted until 8:00 am, 14th April 2014; only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

Closing Date: 14 April, 2014

Financial Services



Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services

426889 BC Ltd. o/a Tim Hortons 1077 Westminster Ave, Penticton 1697 Fairview Road, Penticton #100-2695 Skaha Lake Road, Penticton 8907 Main Street, Osoyoos, BC 185-5717 Main Street, Oliver, BC 7710 Prairie Valley Road, Summerland BC Food Service Supervisor (NOC: 6212) 6 Vacancies Flex Position: Permanent, Full-Time, Part-Time, Shift, Weekend, Day, Night, Evening, $12.53 Hourly + Medical Benefits Start Date: ASAP 1-2 Years Experience Required. Education not required Apply now to Fax: 1.778.476.5991 Mail: 331 Martin St, Penticton, BC, V2A5K6 Peter’s Bros. Construction has positions open for Apprentice Mechanics & Shop Helpers with a mechanical background. Positions are also open for Experienced Paving Personnel. These are full-time positions with a full benefit package. Please pick up applications at 716 Okanagan Ave. E., Penticton, BC, V2A 3K6 between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. WANTED: SERVICE TECHNICIAN - SUNNY THOMPSON REGION. Kamloops dealership is currently accepting applications for full-time Journeyman & Apprentice RV Technicians. All applicants must have direct RV experience, possess own tools, have a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and take great pride in the work they perform. It is our goal to provide an exceptional customer experience for all our clients. We place great emphasis on customer satisfaction and quality workmanship and need people who will help us maintain this goal. We truly care about our employees and provide a positive, happy work environment with competitive wages and benefits. Requirements: - Possess Own Tools - Be Journeyman/Red Seal or period 1, 2, 3 Registered Apprentice RV Technician - Possess Valid Class 5 BCDL (Air/51 Endorsement an asset) - Excellent attendance - Self-motivated team player - Keen attention to detail - Maintain a positive attitude under pressure - Committed to lifelong learning If this sounds like a good fit and you possess the above mentioned qualifications we want to hear from you. How to Apply: With resume and references to: Attention: Service Manager By Email: By Fax: (250) 851-9775 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

Professional/ Management EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR South Okanagan Women in Need Society (Penticton) See full job posting, job description and application instructions at

Help Wanted

Required for Go Greek Foods Ltd. dba Opus Café Bistro Business Address & Location of work: 52-650 Duncan Ave. West Penticton F/T COOK $12/hr. Prepare and cook complete meals. Schedule and supervise kitchen helpers. Min. 1 year of relevant exp req’d F/T OR P/T SERVERS $10.50/hr. Take orders & relay to kitchen staff. Serve food and beverages. Present bill. Must be able to communicate in English. Contact: Michael

Trades, Technical ATTENTION: Utility Tree Workers. Quad L Enterprises Ltd. is looking for Certified Utility Arborists and Slasher Operators. Full time work. Email or fax 780-532-1250


Req. at Canuck Mechanical in Prince George. Must have exp. doing service work & be proficient with trouble shooting heating systems & plumbing problems. Top wages & benefits Email resume to:


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“I was tired of debt. It was time for a permanent change.”

The Lower Similkameen Community Services Society, in partnership with the Ministry of Children and Family Development, Child and Youth Mental Health Services, is seeking a qualified individual to deliver a full range of mental health services to children and youth living in the Princeton area, for a one (1) year term. Candidates will have a Master level education in the human services field, or be a Registered Psychiatric Nurse, with at least two years experience working in both a psychiatric and a school setting. Start date: Hours: Hourly Wage:

June 2014 28 per week $31.25(Grid 17, Step 1,

UFCW Community Agreement)

Use of a personal vehicle is required. Clearance through a criminal record review is required. A job description is available, contact for a copy. Closing date for applications: April 30, 2014, 4:00 p.m. Please send applications marked “Confidential” Competition #2014-CYMH by mail, facsimile or e-mail to:


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Carpet Cleaning

Rubbish Removal

Merchandise for Sale

Owner - Operator

PENTICTON Junk Removal! Anything goes! Household waste, furniture and appliances to the dump 250-770-0827

Misc. for Sale

Windows NEED new WINDOWS? Fast friendly service free quotes call 250-864-2388


Green - Clean - Thorough Dry in 2 hours only!

CALL 250-809-4965 or visit:

Cleaning Services B & C Cleaning, residential, commercial & construction cleaning, yard clean-ups & maintenance, licensed & bonded, Bill & Cheryl Watson, owner operators, (250)4887964

Countertops REFACE Countertops. 1/2 the Cost of Replacing. Granite & Corian Designs. 470-2235.

Garden & Lawn Valley Wide Lawn Care. Power raking, clean up and slow release nitrogen fertilizer $79.99, most size lawns. Phone Gerald 250-493-5161 Valley Wide Lawn & Yard Care. Fully experienced fruit tree and landscape pruner. Now booking 2014 lawn care packages. Mowing, power raking and aeration. NO charge fertilizer program, free estimates. Phone Gerald at 250493-5161. Serving Penticton to Osoyoos areas.

Home Improvements


Bathrooms • Kitchens Windows and Doors Decks/Fencing • Vinyl Decking Landscaping

250-488-5338 BELCAN

Painting & Reno’s

licensed, insured, WCB

painting, tiling, ooring, kitchen/bath reno’s, carpentry nishing,

Len (250)486-8800

MEADOWVALE CONST. Window and Door replacements. Renovations. Call Mark 250-809-8425

Maintenance Services mJm Services. Gutter cleaning & repair, window washing & pressure washing. Call Trevor 250-499-1456 or email:

Moving & Storage U1ST - MOVING 2 men on a two ton truck. $70/hr. Call 250-859-8362. 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

Painting & Decorating HERE COME THE PAINTERS, 13 years experience, Interior/Exterior, 250-486-2331 P.A. Design, Interior Decorating consultations, for appointment call 250-490-6756 WWW.PAINTSPECIAL.COM

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3 Rooms For $299, 2 Coats Any Colour

(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls. Cloverdale Premium Quality Paint. NO PAYMENT, until job is completed!

Rubbish Removal Garbage hauling, metal hauling, batteries, furniture/appliances hauled to dump, dirty jobs too! (250)462-2146

Equestrian DIAMOND H TACK GARAGE SALE, SATURDAY, April 12th at 9AM Consign your Horse, Rider & Stable Products from March 28th to April 9th 1953 Kirschener Rd. Kelowna, BC (250)-762-5631

Feed & Hay GOOD quality horse hay, small bales (250)835-4748 or (250)833-9595

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

Poultry Started Pullets 17 weeks just starting to lay brown eggs. $12.00 each. 250-308-7972.

Merchandise for Sale

Auctions HUGE AUCTION - BUSINESS LIQUIDATION - SAT April 12th @ 10AM - Viewing 8AM10AM - 306 Dawson Ave. PENTICTON - Commercial Woodworking Manufacturer Machines, forklifts, stock, tools, dust removal, office, sample kitchens, ENTIRE PLANT - OVER 25,000 sq. ft. MUST BE SOLD - UNRESERVED - MIKE 250-2123418

Free Items Free; washer & dryer, working condition, TV, call 250-4901190

Furniture Moving Sale. Must be sold, No reasonable offer refused. Moving May 01. Dble dresser w/inlay, waterfall dresser & stool,hide-a-bed, Lg BBQ w/rotisserie & 5-burners like new, Queen bed (10 month old), treadmill, antique wash dresser, some tools. Call Harold 250-493-0703. All in Great Condition.

Garage Sales Garage & Bake Sale, Penticton Lawn Bowling Club, 260 Brunswick St., Sat. April 12 8am-noon

Misc. for Sale 125,000 BTU gas water heater for hot tub or swimming pool, complete with 2 stage motor, single stage motor plus pump, filter, $250, (250)493-9364 3 piece Lazy boy sofa w/hide a bed & foot extensions, $1500, electric lawn mower, $100, old teacher’s desk, 48x30x32, $50, Parrolet w/cage & acces., $200, 95 galon wave tank w/stand, 57x25x48, $500, 77 gallon corner bow tank w/stand, 33x33x53, $300, portable guinea pig cage, all access., $50, (all obob), blue grad dress, size 4, $400 firm, 250-770-8237, 250-770-8760 Freezer beef, grain fed, no hormones, no antibiotics, by the side, $3.50 lb. CWF. 250307-3430 or 250-546-6494 Near New Craftsman 3 in 1 push lawnmower, 21” blade, cost $200 new, sell for $150, phone (250)492-4562 Queen size mattress & boxspring, spotless, $100 (set), 2 pce. luggage, black, clean, VG cond., 1 lrg, 1 med, $50 (both), (250)492-3572 leave msg. SAWMILLS FROM only $4,897 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSaw 1-800-5666899 Ext:400OT. We buy & sell it all: windows, doors, kit. cab., paint etc.Happy Harry’s Liquidations, 5201 27th St.,Vernon, 250-549-7099

FOR SALE - Body Shop Chainless anchoring package with 6 oor pots $1500 (new $4000) - Wedge Clamp #15300 measuring equipment with rack, like new, $1000 - Hobart Handler 120 Volt mig welder with regulator, $200 - Cheetah frame puller with new rebuilt pump, $700 - US/DM Uniclaw dent puller, good condition, $300 - 2 Electric time clocks, $30 each - Royal Electric typewriter, long carriage, $50 - IBM Electric typewriter, long carriage, $50 - 2 Lennox 150,000 BTU hanging gas heaters, good working condition, $600 each - 2 Clark 100,000 BTU hanging gas heaters, $500 each - Large stock of AC fuel lters, head lights, brake shoes/pads and other makes new and rebuilt, large stock, $250

Adam in Oliver 250-490-7166

STEEL BUILDINGS. Hot savings - Spring sale! 20x24 $4,348. 25x24 $4,539. 30x30 $6,197. 32x36 $7,746. 40x46 $12,116. 47x72 $17,779. One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. Or online: 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:

Misc. Wanted Coin Op Washing/Dryer machines. Any condition. Can pick up. 250-549-0644

Real Estate


Real Estate Apt/Condos for Sale Condo for sale in Oliver,19+, close to all ammen. 2bdrm, 1.5 bath, $140,000. Great rental investment, renters pay $750 and want to stay. 250-4983354

For Sale By Owner DUPLEX Keremeos ideal for retirement + income. Details @ ‘kijiji - retirement duplex

Houses For Sale AFFORDABLE LUXURY BETTER THAN NEW Completely redone beauty, over 2100 sq ft on one level. 9 new app. 4 rooms with fireplaces, huge birch kitchen, hardwood and tile flooring, built in wall to wall entertainment center, huge garage, lots of parking. Country setting, Vernon area. Compare value, you won’t be disappointed $479,900 reduced for quick sale $449,900 Open house 186 Crown Crescent Saturday April 05. 11-3 403- 540-2991

Mobile Homes & Parks Olalla, Great Location for 55+, enjoy tranquil living, convenient shopping at Keremeos/Penticton. 1/2 price of assessed value 35K. Sell as it is 17.5K. Call 604-800-8316

Recreational From custom building to major repairs, insurance claims, renovations & parts. Free estimates, reasonable rates and seniors’ discounts available. For all your RV Needs, call 250-493-7445 Penticton


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Vehicle Wanted

20 ACRES $0 Down, Only $119/mo. Owner Financing, NO CREDIT CHECKS! Near El Paso, Texas. Beautiful Mountain Views! Money Back Guarantee. Call 1-866-8825263, Ext. 81.

SMALL, clean, and updated 2 bedroom house for rent. Perfect for a single person, or couple. (Garage and back parking not included). NS, small pet o.k.(a pet deposit required) references required. $800 per month plus utilities. Call 250809-1468 lv.msg.

WANTED: GMC Forward,GMC W3500,GMC W4500,Isuzu NPR or Kenworth cab-over. Ideals: 10’ to 14’ Hydraulic tilting deck, toolboxes at low sides (below deck), GVW 5500kg (12,000lbs). Will spend up to $10,000.00. Willing to use 2006 Dodge Dakota as part trade. Call Dave: 250-493-3358

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 1 & 2 bdrm apt.’s avail. immed., $650-$800, central Penticton, no pets, water incl., 250-490-1707 1 & 2 bdrm, newly reno’d suites. Secured access, util incl, near hospital, bus route and close to all amenities, n/p, n/s 250-938-3626 1BDRM Apt., totally reno’d, 3 new appl., A/C, in-suite storage, N/P, N/S, clean, quiet, secure, on bus route, near Walmart. Call 250-493-8500 1bdrm unit, parking avail. great location, $700 heat/cable incl. n/s, cat ok w/deposit, 250-488-7902 2bdrm, great location, private parking, quiet, secure building, large storage room, $800, heat/cable incl., cat ok with dep., ns, 250-488-7902 Apartments for rent, low income, util. incl., np, Sun Valley, Skaha Lake Rd., Bach., $550, Mayfair, Skaha Lake Rd., 1 & 2 bdrm, $695-$950, Meadowlark, Skaha Lake Rd., 1 bdrm, $695, laundry facilities on site, contact Stanmar Services, (250)493-5072 DAWSON Place 1 or 2 bdrm apt in clean, quiet NS NP 55+ building near Cherry Lane. Balcony, parking, in-suite storage, f/s/dw/ac, coin lndry, elevator, 6-month lease then month to month. $675 / $750 + utils. Avail now. 250-462-6745 Immaculate, 2bdrm, 2bath downtown Vernon, $1200/mo incl all appl., A/C, W/D, Secured heated U/G parking. Call Mel 604-936-8513, 604816-9835 Summerland cozy studio unit, 6 appl., wall bed, quiet, reliable, ns tenant, $680 (util incl.), (250)494-7488

Rooms for Rent Lrg. furnished bdrm w/ensuite, walk-in closet, shared kitchen & laundry, ND, NP, smoke outside, must have own transportation (Upper Carmi), ideal for working person, $400 (incl. util.), ref’s req., call after 6pm, (250)488-9525

Suites, Lower 1bd daylight basement, close to Wiltse Elem. School, N/S, N/P, prefer mature resp. person, ref’s req., $650 incl. util., avail. immed., 250-493-5630 1bdrm basement suite, ns, np, $650 (incl. util), no laundry, avail. Apr. 1, Ref Req 250492-0556 1 bdrm basement suite, Wiltse area. $950/mo. Incl util. cbl. net. 6 appl. sep. ent. Seeking mature professional. Ref req. NS, NP. 250-486-7408

Suites, Upper 2 bedroom, close to Cherry Lane, $850/mo. incl. util, (250)488-9917


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

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Duplex / 4 Plex 2 bdrm, 40+, large bright suite, ns premises, large private patio, close to everything, $800 +util., water incl., 250492-0274 (mornings) Grnd level 1/2 duplex Avail. April 01, 2014. 1250sqft, 3bdrm, 1bath, private yd, nets neg., 4-appl., $1200/mo. incl. util. Call 250-490-7941 or 250492-6079

Sport Utility Vehicle 1995 Isuzu Rodeo 4x4, with 3.1 lt. engine, 241,000 kms, runs great, interior excellent, asking $2,200. 250-295-3861

Trucks & Vans 1993 Ford Econoline Cargo van, 5L, auto, runs, drives excellent, replaced brakes, rad., belt, pulleys, fuel pump, go anywhere, $1200, call 778476-2046

2001 GMC Sierra 1500 Ext. Cab, Long Box, 4x4, 5speed manual transmission, 4.8L Vortex, 215xxxkm. 2 sets of rims. Interior and exterior in excellent shape.


NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: THE ESTATE OF PETER HEINRICH KROEGER, also known as PETER HENRY KROEGER, also known as PETER H. KROEGER, also known as PETER KROEGER, late of #51-3333 South Main Street, Penticton, B.C. who died on October 24, 2013. (the “Estate”) Creditors and others having claims against the Estate are hereby notified under Section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims are required to be sent to the Executor of the Estate at 650 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 4N7, on or before May 5, 2014, after which date the Estate assets will be distributed having regard only to claims of which the Executor then has notice. Executor: THE BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA TRUST COMPANY Solicitor: BERNICE GREIG Gilchrist & Company 101 - 123 Martin St Penticton, B.C. V2A 7X6 Telephone (250) 492-3033 NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: THE ESTATE OF LILLIAN ANNA MICHALEK, also known as LILLIAN A. MICHALEK, late of 2255 Ethel Street, Kelowna, B.C. who died on December 1, 2013, (the “Estate”) Creditors and others having claims against the Estate are hereby notified under Section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims are required to be sent to the Executor of the Estate at 101 - 123 Martin Street, Penticton, British Columbia, V2A 7X6, on or before May 10, 2014, after which date the Estate assets will be distributed having regard only to claims of which the Executor then has notice. Executor: STEPHAN BERNEY Solicitor: BERNICE GREIG Gilchrist & Company 101-123 Martin Street Penticton, B.C. V2A 7X6 Phone: 250-492-3033


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Join in the celebration of National Volunteer Week at an open house on April 9 starting at 10 a.m. at the South Okanagan Similkameen Volunteer Centre at 102-696 Main St. There will be refreshments, giveaways and draws for prizes donated from local businesses. Check for more detail on the event at or phone 1-888-576-5661. order of St. Luke the Physician meets at 10 a.m. on April 16 for study in the club room followed by a healing service at noon in St. Saviours Church, 150 Orchard St. Everyone welcome. Penticton QuilterS’ Guild meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. in the Salvation Army Church on South Main. Short business meeting, coffee and show and tell. New members and visitors welcome. Visit for more information. 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. S outh o kanaGan and i mmiGrant Community Services is offering free English classes. For more info, stop by the office at 508 Main St. or call 250-492-6299. alcoholicS anonymouS haS Nooners meetings Monday to Friday noon at 1197 Main St. Call service




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24 hours is 250-490-9216. 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. care cloSet thrift Store at 574 Main St. has weekly specials and special auctions. Open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds to the local hospital and hospice. Donations and new volunteers always welcome. 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 250494-5851 for info. foSter care info sessions every Wednesday at 10 a.m. at MCFD Resource Office. For info call Moe at 250-770-7524 or visit or 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. 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. the Penticton academy of Music String Orchestra rehearses from 7:15 to 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. new to the Oliver Senior Centre: Zumba lessons, all-around active exercise. Every Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Call 250-498-6142 for more information. Everyone welcome. binGo every wedneSday in the Legion hall with the Ladies Auxiliary, 502 Martin St. at 1 p.m. Lunches are available. okanaGan fallS SeniorS’ Centre has music and coffee from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and carpet bowling at 1 p.m. SeniorS’ recreation and Wellness Centre at 439

Winnipeg St. hosts euchre every Wednesday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Call Betty at 250-490-0468 for more information. the order of St. Luke meets on the first and third Wednesdays in St. Saviours’ Church at noon for healing prayer. 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 250492-7630 for info. anavetS haS humP Day with dinner by Stu at 5:30 p.m. and entertainment by Shindigger at 6:30 p.m. kiwaniS club haS a lunch meeting every Wednesday at noon at 390 Brunswick St. 65-PluS SinGleS coffee club meets at 10 a.m. at the Penticton Golf and Country Club. For info call 250-492-0459 or 250770-1018. 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. eaGleS have a $5 lunch from noon to 2 p.m. Members and guests welcome.


miSty cockerill, Survivor of the Abbottsford killer and an advocate for victims’ rights, is speaking at the Penticton Indian Band Community Hall. Misty will be talking about her story, victims of crime and recovery, victimization by the media, cyber bullying, online exploitation, and resources available. Event runs from 5 to 7 p.m.. Everyone is welcome. For more information call: ONTEH at 250-493-4902 or email Daryl-Jean at cowork Penticton iS hosting the next in a series of free info sessions Professional and Confidential

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at noon for people considering self-employment. Our goal is to give people exploring entrepreneurship a simple, one-stop resource for their questions. Free sessions will be offered once a month from February to June. South main droP-in Centre has Spanish conversation and carpet bowl at 10 a.m., bingo, improver line dance and crafters meet at 1 p.m. Call 250493-2111 to confirm line dance activities. fitneSS friendS meet at 10 a.m. in the Legion hall at 502 Martin St. Come get in shape. Call Dot at 250-492-5400. 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. Pieceful eveninG Quilt Guild meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Lunch Connexions for Widow and Widowers is the second Thursday of each month at noon for socializing and support. Please phone Marianne at 250-770-7865 or Evelyn at 250-770-7865 for more info and location. 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 Thursdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Call 250-7703486 for info. 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. 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 250-498-4959. 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. elkS club on Ellis Street has darts at 7 p.m. All skill levels welcome. okanaGan fallS SeniorS’ Centre has Scrabble at 10 a.m., bridge at 1 p.m. and crib at 7 p.m. fraternal order of the Eagles has musical trivia

bingo at 7 p.m. Members and guests welcome to the hall at 1197 Main St. al-anon for friendS and family of alcoholics meets at 7:30 p.m. in the Summerland United Church. Call 250-4909272. royal canadian leGion branch 40 has crib and drop-in pool at 7 p.m. in the Legion hall at 502 Martin St. anavetS have fun pool at 7 p.m. and 269 dart club at 7:30 p.m. city Peach toaStmaSterS meet from noon to 1 p.m. at the Penticton United Church. Toastmasters improves speaking abilities and leadership skills. Call 250492-2362 for info.

FRIDAY April 11

friday Social dance at South Main Drop-In Centre, 2965 South Main St. Join us for music by Peaches and Cream starting at 7:30 p.m. $6 per person, All welcome. SeniorS 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 computing-related topics. bereavement the reSource Centre at 626 Martin St. hosts weekly drop-in grief support sessions Fridays at 10:30 a.m. For more info on other available programs or support in the loss of a pet, please call 250-490-1107. eiGht week GriefSuPPort walking group on alternate Friday and Wednesday mornings starting at the Penticton Art Gallery from 10 a.m. to noon, April 11 to May 30. Please call Andrea at 250492-9071 ext. 2203 for more information. diane Sowden of the Children of the Street Society offers information and strategies to prevent sexual exploitation of children and youth from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the lecture theatre at Okanagan College Penticton. Workshop topics include: youth exploitation, online image sharing, child pornography, an overview of legal issues surrounding sexual exploitation, and family support and resources available. This workshop is for service providers, teachers and parents. To register for this free workshop email Amberlee at or call 250-493-0800 ext 206.

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SeniorS WellneSS Society and Better at Home are looking for volunteers for transportation, light housekeeping, shopping, friendly visiting, home repairs and yard work. For more information call 250-487-7455 or 250-487-3376. royal canadian legion branch 40 has daily lunches from Monday to Thursday, with fish and chips on Friday at 11:30 a.m., dinner at 4:30 p.m. the oliver Senior Centre, 5876 Airport St., has bingo with a loonie pot every Friday at 1 p.m. SeniorS SingleS lunch Club welcomes 65-plus each Friday. For location call 250-496-5980 or 250770-8622. toPS B.c. 4454 has weekly meetings from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at 445 Ellis St. Use back lane entrance. Meetings are downstairs. Phone Susan at 250-4965931 or Sally at 250-4926556. t he F untimerS 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 wel-

come. For more information visit or call Brian 250-492-7036. elkS cluB on Ellis Street has drop-in fun darts and pool at 7 p.m. 890 Wing oF South Okanagan Air Force Association meets at 4 p.m. in the clubhouse at 126 Dakota Ave. eagleS have Pulled pork with salad for dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. with entertainment by Roland following. anavetS haS karaoke with Shawna at 7 p.m., Scotch doubles pool at 6:30 p.m. alcoholicS anonymouS haS a Primary Purpose meeting, at 7:30 p.m. in the Heritage Centre on Green Mountain Road. Bring your Big Book.


the houSe iS a Rockin’ at Orchard House on April 12 from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Host band The Yard Katz welcomes musicians and singers to join their Saturday afternoon blues jam session. Admission $5. Cash bar. Everyone is welcome.

eaSter Bake Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1265 Fairview Rd. alcoholicS anonymouS haS its 12 bells group at noon at the Oasis United Church at 2964 Skaha Lake Rd. The Saturday night group meets at 8 p.m. at 150 Orchard Ave. and in Summerland, the Grapevine meeting is at 8 p.m. at 13204 Henry Ave. Call service 24 hours is 250-490-9216. the eagleS PreSent an evening with Adam Fitzpatrick and his Elvis tribute show on April 12. Tickets are $35 and include roast beef dinner. Call Judy at 250-490-9777 for more information. Tickets on sale Saturday from 11 to 2 p.m. at the Eagles hall. This is a fundraiser to B.C. Children’s Hospital cancer clinic. royal canadian legion branch 40 has a meat draw at 2 p.m. dance with music form the Okanagan Big Band at 7 p.m. elkS cluB on Ellis Street has crib at 10 a.m., drop-in darts at 4 p.m., meat draw at 4:30 p.m. and dinner at 5:30 p.m. Fraternal order oF Eagles have hamburgers from noon to 4 p.m.

Beaver races at 4 p.m. Guests welcome. charity Bottle drive with all money going to the Penticton Regional Hospital pediatric ward, SPCA and Critteraid. Drop off from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at IGA on Government Street. 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. 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. anavetS haS a provincial darts tournament at 11 a.m., dinner by Stu at 5:30 p.m. and entertainment by Buzz Byer at 6:30 p.m.

UPCOMING EVENTS the oliver Wine Capital of Canada 10K run takes place on April 13, starting at 10 a.m. from the west side of the Hike and Bike Trail south of Park Drive. Refreshments and draw prizes available for

all participants at noon following the race and a bottle of wine provided by Jackson Triggs will be awarded to the top three finishers in each age category. To register for the event please visit the Recreation Office at 6359 Park Dr. between 8:304:30 Monday to Friday or register online at www. Penticton ladieS pancake auxiliary breakfast from 8:30 a.m. till noon. $4 gets you pancakes, sausage, ham, orange juice and coffee. 50 cents more for strawberries and cream. Bring your FriendS to the Legion Ladies Auxiliary spring tea from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the hall,502 Martin St. $5 for sandwiches, tea, coffee and lots of yummy desserts. There will be a bake table, jewellery table, white elephant table, grocery hamper raffle and our pot of gold raffle. Pitch in and clean up Kaleden from April 20 to 26. Bags can be picked up at the store and the library. Filled bags go in the dumpster at the church parking lot.


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