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“It’s the perfect fit for Valley First. “We’ve become well-known for leading exciting new initiatives and Challenge has brought a fresh new approach in multisport to the South Okanagan.” When asked how she balances her dual responsibilities with Valley First and Challenge Penticton to ensure both sides get the best deal possible, Rennie said her No.1 priority is “my business, members and clients of our credit union and our staff.” “My role with Challenge Penticton Canada is as a volunteer board member … providing them with my professional business experience as a way to do my part in giving back to our community,” she said. “I am fortunate to have excellent management and staff at Valley First who provide expert skills in marketing and community giving. “These are the people who work directly with our community and corporate partners to work out the fine details of sponsorship contracts.” Rennie said Valley First staff enjoy being part of Challenge Penticton and said last year staffers rallied to man one of the aid stations. In addition to the title sponsorship, Valley First Challenge Penticton has embraced Feed the Valley. Rennie said they will be incorporating the hunger-fighting initiative into the race. Feed the Valley celebrated its fourth anniversary after being launched in 2010. The Feed the Valley campaign has exceeded expectations, raising $615,000 with the initial goal being $100,00 per year.


The hope of a title sponsorship with Valley First Credit Union became reality for Challenge Penticton. The announcement was made Wednesday morning by Challenge Penticton vice-chair Diana Stirling and Valley First president Paulette Rennie, who is also a volunteer board member of the Penticton Triathlon Race Society. Following the press conference, Stirling said it means a great deal to have Valley First as the title sponsor as it enhances the profile of Challenge Penticton triathlon races scheduled for Aug. 24. Stirling said the race society wants to make Valley First Challenge Penticton a world class destination race, “and having a title sponsor enables us to do that.” Rennie said becoming a title sponsor is a natural extension of the support provided by Valley First in 2013, the debut of Challenge Penticton, when Valley First presented the athlete and volunteer celebration dinner. The title sponsorship increases that support and Rennie said they are working to take it to the next level. The title sponsorship is for one year with an extension to be discussed in the future.Rennie said they were able to support the event after Valley First fulfilled its three-year partnership with what is now Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan. “I couldn’t be happier with this partnership,” said Rennie in a statement.

PAULETTE RENNIE, president of Valley First, announced that the credit union is the title sponsor for Challenge Penticton, increasing their support for the triathlon held Aug. 24.

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Picket line goes up at the Naramata community centre Joe Fries

Western News Staff

Picket lines went up Thursday at a community centre in Naramata as workers protested an attempt to contract out some of their jobs. Thirty members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees went on strike after rejecting an offer late Wednesday from management of the Centre at Naramata, which is aligned with the United Church of Canada. “We’re without a contract be-

cause the employer has chosen to address its budget deficiencies … by getting rid of some its employees and bringing in a contractor,” said CUPE national representative Tom O’Leary. He said the last offer to employees was a two-year deal that “basically would have had the members agreeing to get rid of some of their jobs now and the rest in two years.” Jim Simpson, the Centre’s director of development and strategic partnerships, confirmed management is looking to contract out

We were almost having to close it at the end of November. — Jim Simpson

six positions in food service and grounds maintenance to help shore up the society’s finances. “The restructuring steps we’re

trying to take are key to ensuring the Centre survives,” he said. “We were almost having to close it at the end of November.” A consultant hired last year to help put the Centre on track proposed contracting out the positions as one of four options for staunching the flow of red ink. Others options include closing the facility temporarily. Simpson said there are no talks scheduled with CUPE and the site remains open with management working in place of

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Car theft leaves woman housebound Joe Fries

Western News Staff

More than a week after her vehicle was stolen, a Penticton woman is holding out hope it’s still roadworthy and the thief will have a change of heart. Wendy Tapping was alerted by her roommate early on May 7 that the 1994 GMC Tracker was missing from her driveway at the White Water Mobile Home Park in the south end of the city. The small SUV, which is dark pink in colour, served as Tapping’s “wheelchair,” she said, since multiple back ailments make it tough for her to get around. “There’s no way I could even walk to a bus stop,” she said. Tapping thinks the Tracker may have been stolen and sold for parts — “it took me two years just to find a door handle,” she said — although neighbours suggested it was taken by an opportunist who needed to get somewhere in a hurry. The 50-year-old is on a disability pension and can’t afford to replace her vehicle, which did not have working door locks. To add insult to injury, she thinks the she may have left the keys in it, something she does inadvertently on occasion when her back is giving her trouble and she’s in a rush to get in the house. Since last week, Tapping once borrowed a neighbour’s vehicle to get to a dentist appointment, but

Penticton woman wendy tapping has had a hard time getting around since her SUV was stolen last week and is hopeful whoever took it will have a change of heart.

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mostly stayed home with her blinds closed. “I don’t even want to look out at the driveway. I just look out and I cry,” she said, adding she’s also been forced to cancel a trip to see her ailing father in Maple Ridge. Penticton RCMP spokesman Sgt. Rick Dellebuur said there was a reported sighting of the Tracker on a bush road near Okanagan Falls, which leads him to believe it’s unlikely the vehicle was sold for parts. “I think it’s more of a joyride,” he said. “That’s where we usually find them is up on these logging roads, usually smashed up, burned up, shot up.” Dellebuur added that any unlocked vehicle — even without keys in it — is a target. “What we’re finding is these opportunists are walking the neighbourhoods and checking for unlocked vehicles just by flipping the door handles,” he said. “If they find it unlocked, then they enter, and what they’re looking for is money and anything of value.” Mounties investigated 88 reports of thefts from vehicles in Penticton in the first three months of 2014, according to a report sent to city council. Another 19 vehicles were stolen over that same period. Tapping hopes her Tracker doesn’t become a statistic. “Whoever it is, I want to say I forgive you, but I’ll forgive you when you bring my car back,” she said. “Just put it in my driveway and I won’t say a damn thing.”

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Transfers open up transit to Summerland and Naramata Steve Kidd

Western News Staff

Starting Monday, transit users are going to have more options to get where they are going in and around Penticton. Along with expanding Sunday service to a 9 a.m. start year round, riders will also be able to transfer directly to the Summerland and Naramata buses from the Penticton system and vice versa. “We are just waiting for the final printing of the new schedules and we will have that coming out right away,” said Mitch Moroziuk, City of Penticton’s director of operations. It’s the achievement of a proposal he brought to city council in February. B.C. Transit calls the reciprocal transfer system a one-year pilot project, though Moroziuk said it is unlikely to end after the year. “What we are going to do is we are going to evaluate the usage of who is doing what, but I don’t envision that it would not

We are just waiting for the final printing of new schedules and we will have that coming out right away. — Mitch Moroziuk

be continued,” said Moroziuk. “I suppose that is always a possibility, but it is not something we are looking at.” For Penticton riders travelling to Summerland, a transfer and a $2 top-up fee are required. The same goes for Naramata, though the top up fee is only 25 cents. For travellers coming into Penticton from Naramata and Summerland, a transfer is all that is required. Transfers are good for 90 minutes following time of issue.

Sunday service has always started an hour earlier in the summer months, but B.C. Transit and Penticton have agreed to extend that service and make it yearround. Moroziuk said that is all the transit changes that are being planned in the short term, though there are other recommendations in the 2012 regional transit study. “Those will probably be discussed in the future. It is just a matter of is there a will to want to do that,” he said, adding that they are starting to get requests for additional transit service to some of the newer residential developments, like Sendero Canyon. The transit study, he said, doesn’t include recommendations for those areas. While they were aware of the developments, the progress was much slower at the time of the report. That, and other areas of the city, Moroziuk explained, will be considered in future development of the transit system.

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• Paper or plastic cups with lids for hot and cold drinks. • Plastic garden pots and trays. Please note, bidding closes on May 20, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.

Recyclables you should take to the recycle depot include Polystyrene foam packaging (new this year), plastic bags and overwrap, and non-deposit glass bottles and jars. For full lists of what you can recycle, visit www. The City Garbage and Recycling Calendar delivered to your home in June will also have a full breakdown.

City of Penticton Compost is the finished product of the City’s bio-solids recycling program. We blend ground wood waste with bio-solids from our waste water treatment facility to form the perfect ratio for the compost process to thrive. The finished compost meets the highest standards the government has set for compost ensuring that it is a safe, effective, environmentally friendly soil amendment product. The compost is ideal for use in top dressing, landscaping, and on vegetable gardens providing an organic boost and increasing the soils ability to absorb moisture.

2014-RFQ-30 - STAIRS AND STANDPIPE FOR FIRE PROP The City of Penticton invites qualified companies to submit a Quotation for Design, Construction and Installation of Stairs, Flatforms and Standpipe for Fire Prop. Mandatory Site Meeting: 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at Fire Hall #2 located at 285 Dawson Avenue, Penticton, B.C. Please note the Closing Date and Time: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. For a copy of the full Request for Quotation please visit the City of Penticton website: www.

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City of Penticton’s compost is defined under BC OMRR (Organic Matter Recycling Regulation) as a Class A compost, which can be safely applied to flowers, shrubs and vegetable gardens. For more information on compost, please view our website at public-works/biosolids-composting.html. The City of Penticton will load all compost material as required at the site. The successful bidder must arrange to have the compost picked up at the Campbell Mountain Landfill located off Reservoir Road in Penticton not later than June 6, 2014.

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Paving stones salvaged from the Downtown Revitalization project will be available for purchase during four days this month. Held at the City Yards building at 616 Okanagan Avenue East, paver sale date and times are: • • • •

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The public is thanked for their interest, but sales are only permitted during those dates and times. Paving stones will be available for $75 per pallet, with approximately 280 to 300 bricks per pallet. Paving stones will be first-come, first-served and sold as-is, where-is with no exceptions or substitutions. Sales will be cash only and people are asked to bring exact change. For information, call 250-4902500.

ARE YOU A BUSINESS OWNER WHO IS THINKING OF SELLING YOUR BUSINESS IN THE NEXT FEW YEARS? Attend a workshop from Community Futures and Venture Connect to get the information you need to plan and prepare for your businesses succession including exit options, getting to the right buyer and how to receive the highest value when you sell. June 12 from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Community Futures, 102 – 3115 Skaha Lake Road, Penticton. To register call Denise at Community Futures at 250-493-2566 ext 212.



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Board nixes plan to increase student fees Joe Fries

Western News Staff

Allowing some elementary schools to double student fees would unfairly single out those that can’t afford to, a school trustee fears. “To have different schools with different fee structures seems very peculiar to me,” Linda Beaven told colleagues at this week’s Okanagan Skaha School District board meeting. “It seems like kind of a stigma that at this school you only pay $10, but we’re a rich school and we can afford $20. That doesn’t sit well with me.” Trustees were asked to approve doubling to $20 the per-student fee that elementary schools can charge parents. A request letter signed by the district’s elementary administration team explained the increase would help cover the costs associated with planners, visiting performances, guest presenters and coaches. The extra cash would “help administrators plan and prepare for upcoming costs to guarantee some level of sustainability within our schools,” said the letter, which added that $20 was deemed “an acceptable request as it fulfills some of the needs stated above and does not place a significant financial stress on parents.” “Families who cannot afford this fee will have it waived,” the letter concluded. Julie Read, president of the Parkway Elementary School parent advisory committee, said in an interview her group was told about the proposed increase and had concerns about how it would affect larger families “If there are multiple students within the same school, having to have them pay that amount and maybe not being able to afford it, that was the main issue,” said Read. Trustee Shelley Clarke said the fee would be too much for some parents who already shell out for other back-to-school items. “At the beginning of the new school year,

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you’re paying for new shoes for kids, you’re paying for their school supplies, and all these other things. And then to pile this on top of that it just gets so overwhelming at times, I think, for some parents,” said Clarke. “I just feel like it might be a little much.” Trustee Ginny Manning said parents to whom she spoke weren’t as concerned with giving schools an extra $10 as they were

about giving to public schools in general. “There were the comments around, ‘I pay my taxes. I shouldn’t have to subsidize education,’” Manning said. “Some raised the concern that public education should be at no cost, to which I explained to them that basic education is at no cost, but these are all for the extra things that everyone likes and enjoys.” The board unanimously rejected the fee request and agreed to leave the cost for elementary students at $10. Fees for students in middle schools and high schools in the district also remain unchanged and range from $35 to $50.


Downtown paving stones up for sale Steve Kidd

Western News Staff

Ever wonder what happens to all those paving stones they are tearing up in downtown Penticton and replacing with new ones? The City of Penticton wants you to know that you can buy a piece of those old walkways for yourself. Paving stones salvaged from work done on sidewalks during the first phase of the downtown revitalization project are going on sale later this month. “Downtown revitalization is designed to inject energy and create a positive impact in our commercial core. Salvaging and selling downtown Penticton paving stones mean the project’s ripple effects will continue throughout Penticton,” said Mayor Garry Litke. “The paver sale is an affordable opportunity for residents to revitalize their own backyards.” Approximately 1,660 square metres of paver bricks have been salvaged from work done along Westminster Avenue and Martin Street. The city yards facility does not have room for storage, and rather than discard them, a four-day sale is planned to clear inventory. Some of the pavers are already headed to a good home, with a small amount donated to the South Okanagan Rehabilitation Centre for Owls, near Oliver. Lauren Meads, SORCO’s executive director, said the donation couldn’t have come at a better time, and the pavers will be used to help finish off work on their new clinic. SORCO contacted the city earlier this year about acquiring some paving stones to build a path around

Paving stones removed as part of the Penticton downtown revitalization project are up for sale.

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one of their buildings to improve access to an eagle pen. Paving stones are available for $75 per pallet — with approximately 280 to 300 bricks per pallet — on a first-come, first-served basis and are being sold as-is, where-is with no exceptions or substitutions. Sales will be cash only and people are asked to bring exact change. The sale starts Friday, May 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. and Saturday, May 24 from 7 a.m. to noon, and continues the following Friday and Saturday, May 30 and 31, at the same times. Sales are only permitted during those dates and times.



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Justin lets father down Justin Trudeau promised, after being selected federal Liberal leader in 2013, that there would be open and democratic contests for Liberal nominations all across Canada. It all sounded good. But when the rubber met the road, and candidates were actually being selected, the true facts about how candidates were chosen started to emerge. In one Toronto riding, where a byelection has just been called, Trudeau barred the wife of the former MP in that riding from running — in that riding, and in any other. No reasons, other than the fact that Trudeau had a “star” candidate in mind, seemed apparent. Last week, Trudeau announced that no one who opposed abortion would be allowed to seek a Liberal nomination across the country. This despite the fact that several current Liberal MPs are pro-life (they were grandfathered), and several former pro-life members had considered seeking nominations. Trudeau declared that the matter of abortion is “settled,” despite the fact that there has been no abortion law since 1988 and an attempt to pass a new law, based on a Supreme Court decision, died on a tie vote in the Senate in 1990. It’s “settled,” in that politicians won’t consider a new law. But the public aren’t quite as onesided on the issue. The Liberal Party supports abortion, and has endorsed it at a recent policy convention. However, personal beliefs about abortion are often based on religious faith, and Trudeau in effect has said that people with that faith position arePENTICTON incomplete,WESTERN and inadequate as candidates. It is another troubling attack on freedom — and it’s coming from the son of the prime minister who brought in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which explicitly guarantees Canadians freedom of religion. Trudeau the Younger has shown that freedom is only selectively guaranteed by his party. - Black Press


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Welcome to the Anthropocene - unfortunately There is no doubt that human beings are the dominant species on Earth. The seven billion of us account for about one-third of the total body mass of large animals on the planet, with our domestic animals accounting for most of the rest. Wild animals only amount to 3 to 5 per cent. But are we really central to the scheme of things? That is a different question. Almost all the scientific discoveries of the past few centuries have moved human beings away from the centre of things towards the periphery. In the 16th century we learned that Earth went around the Sun, not the other way round. Then we realized the Sun was just one more yellow star among a hundred billion others “far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy,” as Douglas Adams put it. And this is just one galaxy among hundreds of billions. Then the geologists learned that our planet

is four and a half billion years old, whereas we primates have only been around for the past seven million years, and modern human being for a mere 100,000 years. And so on and so forth, until we felt very small and insignificant. But now the story is heading back in the other direction; they’re going to name an entire geological epoch after us. The Anthropocene. Geologists want to see evidence in the rocks before they define an epoch, and it’s early days for that yet, but it’s clear that the fossil records for the present time will show a massive loss of forests, a very high rate of extinctions, and a preponderance of fossils of only a few species: us and our domesticated animals. The acidification of the oceans is destroying the coral reefs, which will produce a “reef gap” similar to the ones that marked the five great extinctions of the past. The changes in the atmosphere caused by the burning of massive amounts of fossil fuels – coal, oil and gas – will show up in the form of rising sea levels due

to report by 2016 on whether the Holocene must give way to the Anthropocene. They will also have to decide when the Anthropocene began. In 1950, at the start of the “Great Acceleration” that saw the human population and Gwynne Dyer its greenhouse gas emisDyer Straits sions both triple in only six decades? to warming, and in the At the start of the decline of carbonate Industrial Revolution rocks like limestone and two-and-a-half centuries chalk in the deep-ocean ago? sediments. Or eight thousand If this is a new epyears ago, when the och, then geologists (hu- first farmers began to man or otherwise) milclear forests and emit lions of years from now significant amounts of should be able to work greenhouse gases? Take out what happened just your pick, because it from the rocks, without doesn’t matter. any direct knowledge of The real purpose of the past. However, if the declaring the Anthropocurrent global civilizacene period is to focus tion collapses as a result human attention on the of these changes, they scale of our impacts on will have only a very the planetary environthin band of rock to ment. work with. As biologist E.O. The idea of declarWilson wrote: “The ing the Anthropocene pattern of human as a new epoch is being population growth in taken seriously by the twentieth century geologists: the Internawas more bacterial than tional Union of Geoprimate.” logical Sciences has set He calculated that up a working group of human biomass is the International Comalready a hundred times mission on Stratigraphy larger than that of any

other large animal species present or past except for our own domesticated animals. That phase of runaway population growth is over now, but the global rise in living standards is having further environmental impacts of the same order. Climate change is the headline threat, but the loss of biodiversity, ozone depletion, ocean acidification and half a dozen other negative trends are also driven by our numbers and our lifestyle. Being responsible for keeping so many interlocking systems within their permissible limits may be more than our civilization can manage, but it’s already too late to reject that job. All we can do now is try to stay within the planetary boundaries (which in some cases requires discovering exactly where they are), and restore as many natural systems as we can. The odds are not in our favour. Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.

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Reconsider before you rage

We used to think of road rage as a peculiarly American problem. After all, they apparently shoot each other on their freeways. We like to condemn them as “gun-happy Yankees,” taking pride in our wonderfully Canadian peaceful efforts world wide. But we’re only half right at best, for while their highly policed city populations seem to prove our anti-gun Canadian stance right, their relatively littlepoliced but major gun-owning rural populations in most cases indicate there’s something else afoot. In the cities it’s mostly greed, hatred and crime while in the country it always seems to have more to do with something political. I believe this is a fair observation. And now road rage is lifting its ugly head on our streets as well. You know why? It’s like that wellknown cartoonist who said: “I has found the enemy, and they is us.” Not U.S. but us! Many among us will testify that Penticton (and the Okanagan in general) is home to some of the rudest, most selfishly pugnacious drivers they’d ever had the misfortune of slowing down for so much as one second. Many times I myself have muttered “don’t blame me just because you slept in!” But we also realize that like crime and one-world politics, the problem likely has as much or more to do with their own nature than it does with being a little late. Yeah, they’re late all right – late for an appointment with their maker the way some of them drive. All I know is that once you get to the place where one extra second of time is life and death to you (though, of course, there are, indeed, times like that), you had better stop and reconsider your life. Holger Goerlitz Penticton

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We held two fundraiser barbecues to raise money for Jamie Weberg, the youth pastor at the Church of the Nazarene and also the chaplain of the Penticton Vees hockey team. Jamie was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in February. We reached out for support from our community and the response was overwhelming. The events were a huge success. We want to thank Colin Powell and his staff at the Marketplace IGA. Without their support these events would not have been possible. Colin and his staff have confirmed to us how well the Marketplace IGA is connected to the heart of the community. We would also like to thank the Gliege/Mason families (A&W restaurants) as well as the Kettle Valley Station Pub for their support. Karin Crowley Penticton

Loss of garden hard to explain

I write this letter for myself but also for my son. I just had a difficult conversation with him on why they are shutting down the beloved community garden we go past almost daily. The only answer I could gather from the article was that the city and council think it’s not pretty enough. Explaining that to my four year old was of course met with another “why?”

This left me with a loss of words, honestly. These days to think that a gravel or concrete parking lot with manicured lawn around the edges and perhaps some ornamental grass is prettier to look at than growing vegetables and fruit makes no sense to me and if possible even less sense to my son. He is sad we cannot watch the vegetables grow and get ideas for our home garden boxes. He’s sad those vegetables won’t go to the Soupateria to feed hungry people any more. He’s sad they won’t be making the food for the worms any more with the compost. You see every time we walked by this garden if there was someone working they would take time to talk to my children about what they were doing. My son would like to someday work in a field where he can grow and care for gardens and landscapes (often after watching the city parks department hard at work). I get the feeling he’d much rather be working in the vegetable garden though rather than tending to the manicured grass around a parking lot. Kudos to everyone who was a part of C. URB, you did a wonderful job and thank you for involving my children in the process. Shelly Hebert Penticton

Garden decision misguided

In response to the Mayor’s comments on the appearance of the C. URB gardens: “A largely unused parking lot with untended, weedy gravel verges is more attractive and in keeping with community standards than vegetable gardens?” Enough said. Eva Durance Past-president Penticton Urban Agriculture Association

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Yard sale supports Cops for Cancer fundraising Mark Brett

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Sadly, like many people, Const. Brad Caruso’s life has been touched by the loss of a loved one to cancer. But it was also motivator for the Penticton RCMP officer to get involved in the Team Cops for Cancer fundraising efforts, including Saturday’s giant yard sale at Parkway Elementary School from 7 a.m. to noon. The sale is a major source of cash for the 20-member team leading up to their ride at the July 13 Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan cycling event. “This is really an easy thing to do, to go and ask for money and to be able to go out and do a ride and why wouldn’t I?” said Caruso Tuesday while unloading another truck load of goods. “After all if I was in need I would want someone to help me if I couldn’t. Even just to give someone a little bit better quality of life it is important to do.” Granfondo and the Cops for Cancer have joined forces this year in support of the Canadian Cancer Society and Camp Goodtimes summer retreat in Maple Ridge. “The camp is where kids who are battling certain types of cancer and their families can go and this will take some of the pressure off those families so they can afford it,” said Caruso. “This is so they can enjoy the time they have and a brief moment of the summer.”

Along with Caruso, other local participants on the Team Cops for Cancer includes Cpl. Warren Kraft, Cpl. Brian Burke, Cpl. France Burke and Mike Porter of Penticton and District Search and Rescue. Also on the team is Insp. Brad Haugli, the former officer in charge of the Penticton detachment. So far as a group, team members have raised just over $9,000, nearly a third of their $30,000 goal. Each rider is expected to generate a minimum of $1,200. “At last year’s sale we didn’t expect to do very well, maybe $500 or $600 but we actually raised over $1,500 which was terrific and we hope to do better this year with the support of the public,” said Caruso. “This year members of the community have been very generous. “We’ve got an assortment of stuff ranging from garage shelving units, motorcycle helmets, lots of kids toys, lots of Christmas stuff, a lot of electronics, tools, clothing video, furniture — there’s something here for everybody.” Other future fundraising activities will take place May 28 at Whole Foods, June 7 at the Penticton downtown farmer’s market, June 12-15 at Cherry Lane Shopping Centre, July 1 at the Canada Celebrations at Gyro Park and the Granfondo event itself. Cash and cheque donations can be made at the Penticton detachment and credit card contributions can be made online by searching Team Cops for Cancer.

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Sicamous celebrates a century Kristi Patton

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At precisely 2:15 p.m. on May 19, 1914 the Okanagan’s newest steam-driven paddle wheeler, the SS Sicamous splashed into the lake. Now 100 years later, the steamer that sits at the foot of Okanagan Lake in Penticton, is getting her much deserved year long celebration that kicks off on Monday with Okanagan Steamfest. For the next 18 months the museums of the South Okanagan are recognizing the impact steam technology and travel had a century ago. The event, from 10 a.m. to noon, includes a day of activities, free tours, demonstrations, a commemorative and the unveiling of a collector stamp. For one passenger, the romance of the old steamer holds special memories. Doreen Chaddock’s grandfather Joseph Weeks worked his way up from a deck hand on the Aberdeen getting paid $30 a month to captain of the Sicamous in 1922 until the boat retired in 1937. Chaddock, along with her younger sister Frances, were on one of the last trips of the Sicamous. “We lost five-year old Frances. When they found her, she was walking along a ledge on the outside of the railing, right over the paddle wheel,” recalls Chaddock. “She said she wanted to see how it worked.” Penticton Museum curator Peter Ord said, as the story goes, Frances was coaxed back over the outer rail with an apple and then placed in the safe confines of a cabin for the rest of the trip. It is stories like these that keep Ord enthusiastic about gaining more insight on the old photographs and newspaper clippings the museum has in its archives. “The stories are so important because they provide that extra dimension to the historical narrative of what these machines were about. These pictures we have can’t speak unless they are given a voice and a lot of times it is difficult to find those voices.

When you can find them it is gold, archival gold, he said. The personal stories tie everything together for not only Ord, but anyone interested in the history of Penticton. “Stories about the first soldiers who were conscripted up to their training camp in Vernon who boarded the Sicamous to get there. This is a project without end and we always welcome people to bring us stories, videos, photos, audio about the Sicamous

and Penticton to ensure it is preserved from generation to generation,” said Ord. The celebration continues into the week with the Centennial Celebration happening on May 24 from 4 to 7 p.m. Wine and ale tasting, fine food and music are on the schedule in Heritage Park. Tickets are $25 and includes the first glass of wine and food tasting tokens. Some food will be prepared in a specially created rock oven, a du-

plicate of one that would have traditionally been used during the building of the Kettle Valley Railway. Tickets will not be available at the door. Events will continue throughout the 18 months including on Father’s Day in conjunction with Loco Landing, tied in with the Peach City Beach Cruise next month, the inaugural Ogopogo Regatta, a Steampunk film festival and others. As part of an upcoming feature series Peach

City Radio, called Local Lore, Ord and others will be talking about the Sicamous and other things that had impact in the area’s history. Steamfest is being organized through a committee with representatives from the SS Sicamous Restoration Society, the Kettle Valley Railway, Penticton Museum and Archives, the Okanagan Historical Society, Peachfest and other local businesses. For more info visit www.

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Lynn Popoff is the grandmotherly type, there is no doubt about that. Almost a decade ago, she joined a group a fellow grandmothers in a bid to help out their counterparts in Africa. That was 2006, and Africa was suffering an AIDS epidemic that decimated an entire generation, leaving many grandmothers alone to raise their grandchildren, the intervening generation of wage earners dead. Popoff, who has family in Johannesburg, South Africa, had first-hand experience of what conditions can be like for people living in Africa. “Anyone who has visited there, you just can’t help but feel for what the people have gone through,” said Popoff. “So, in 2006, when the grannies were just starting, I got in touch with them and asked if I could do their publicity.” The grannies she refers to were Grandmothers for Africa, raising money here for the Stephen Lewis Foundation and its Grandmother to Grandmother campaign. “When the Penticton group got


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Penner illuminates the child in everyone Kristi Patton

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WWFPD: What Would Fred Penner Do? Technology and acronyms may have changed but the message that cherished Canadian performer Fred Penner delivers to audiences of all ages remains steadfast. “It is a very interesting life I have here and a good life,” agrees Penner, who will be performing in Penticton next weekend at the Okanagan International Children’s Festival. From strumming in bars and lounges in the 70s to a long-running TV show in Fred Penner’s Place and becoming a leading international family performer, Penner continues to engage audiences with his songs of overcoming fears, teaching never to give up or underestimate your ability to do anything. No matter the age. “I did a show and a person had WWFPD on their T-shirt. What Would Fred Penner Do?” he said with a chuckle. “Knowing that there is still a cool factor and good connection with the Fred Penner guy and it is not just a nostalgic trip is what keeps me going. There is something of longer-term value and as I move into elder status here people are looking to me for some kind of guidance or opinions. I feel very honoured to be asked these questions and put into a state of wisdom in a way.” Penner said it was his family that brought him to the special place he has found as a performer. His deceased sister, who had down syndrome, taught him many things about music and its value. Now as a father of four adult children, and a grandfather, he is seeing a circle forming not just within his own family, but in the families in his audiences. “Those children are now growing up and becoming the parents and it is a cycle. I have lucked out and locked into a true cycle of life and on a dimension where people really ap-

PoPular family entertainer fred Penner is performing at the okanagan international Children’s festival may 23 to 25 and a special fundraiser gala for adults called illumination on may 23.

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preciate what I have expressed,” he said. “The circle of this world continues and I am gratified to be part of it and I am doing what I do to keep strong, positive, energized and I love what I do.”

He is a gentle giant, with kind eyes and an undeniable ability to make anyone feel good about themselves. It is why he packs rooms, festivals and has sold millions of albums across North America.

“My material is often very complex and engaging so it connects with the child but also has a subtext and variation that works very deeply with the adult,” said Penner. “It is establishing an essence of the song and here is the part I would love for you to sing with me. They feel a sense of confidence in their ability to share the music and we get closer through the music I think.” For Penner, who studied psychology and economics at the University of Winnipeg, there is nothing better than getting a letter or meeting someone who he touched along his 35-plus year career. Whether it is the woman from Ottawa who has gone on to be a child psychologist and about to release her own album of children’s songs to help them through challenging times or the person who bought his Cat Came Back record and played it for her four-year-old son, which became a way of bonding while he was in the hospital with a brain tumour. “I cherish the feedback I have received from audience members and now young people who are adults and are coming up to me with a real positive encouragement that what I have done in my life have made a positive difference in their lives. If people approach me and feel I have done something, made a difference in their world, then that is good as it gets.” The Okanagan International Children’s Festival offers over 30 performances in three venues located around Okanagan Lake Park. New this year is Illumination. The event on May 23 is a fundraising gala for adults featuring an hour-long performance from headliners Penner, circus comedian Kaput and dance and music group Aché Brazil. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at or at their office located at Suite 202, 69 Nanaimo Ave. East. Volunteers are still needed for the festival. For more information call 250-493-8800.

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Legendary musician John Fogerty has announced his upcoming coast-to-coast Canadian tour stopping in Penticton at the South Okanagan Events Centre on Nov. 27. For the first time, this tour celebrates 1969 – the year in which Fogerty wrote and produced three seminal albums with Creedence Clearwater Revival: Bayou Country, Green River, and Willy And The Poor Boys. Beginning with Proud Mary, which quickly established him as an elite singer/songwriter, he wrote and produced an enormous volume of treasured recordings in

a small amount of time that propelled Creedence Clearwater Revival to become the No.1 group in the world. The legacy of 1969 lives on with Born On The Bayou, Green River, Bad Moon Rising, Down On The Corner, and capped off with a song for the ages, Fortunate Son. All of this musical output occurred while the world’s cultural and political landscape was in upheaval. The show will be centered around this year, but also include his complete catalogue of hits. After Creedence Clearwater Revival called it quits in 1972, Fogerty embarked on what would prove to be an equally impressive solo ca-

reer. Among its many highlights are 1975’s John Fogerty – featuring Rockin’ All Over The World – and 1985’s No. 1 phenomenon, Centrefield. With its trio of timeless hit singles, including The Old Man Down The Road, Rock And Roll Girls, and the irresistible title track, the multiplatinum collection marked Fogerty’s glorious return to the forefront of modern rock ‘n’ roll. Blue Moon Swamp earned Fogerty further acclamation, as well as a Grammy Award for Best Rock Album. Among his many other honours are induction in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the BMI Pop Music Awards’ prestigious BMI


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The Barefoot Beach Resort is raising the bar when it comes to kicking off the summer season with a little flair. Flinging bottles with precision, crafty mixologists will be taking part in a bartending battle at Skaha Beach on Saturday. “There has never been a backdrop in Canada before for an event like this. So we thought why not do this because that is what Barefoot is all about, being unique,” said Barefoot Beach Resort president Max Picton. Five of the top flair bartenders will be doing their thing on the beach, each vying for the crowd’s affection in order to win the friendly competition. Besides sending bottles somersaulting in the air while creating a lineup of beverages to be raffled off for charity, there will be fire dancers for a halftime show and music by DJ Shakes. “It will actually cost you more money to go out and have a night on the town if you don’t come to our event than if you do. For $10 you get in, get a shuttle downtown to the Mule for the after party, your cover and no line at the Mule and on top of everything else you have a chance to win a free ticket for a weekend pass to Boonstock,” said Picton, who added the yurts at the resort are completely booked for this long weekend and people have even prebooked camping spots. Co-organizer Neil MacDonald said getting the top bartenders, who are part of the Bar-

Neil MacDoNalD, co-organizer of Saturday’s Barefoot Beach Bartender Battle, shows some flair of his own at the Barefoot Banana cabana on the Skaha beach in preparation for the summer kickoff event that begins at 5:30 p.m.

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tenders Guild, to come to Penticton was not a hard sell. “We are hoping to make this bigger next year. We want to make it so everyone comes and has a weekend experience. This is a good precursor for the bartenders too because there is a big event in Toronto in the next few weeks,” said MacDonald. Included on the roster of the master drink servers is Matt Majid, a Canadian flair champion. MacDonald expects to see amazing juggling and maybe

some fire-breathers. “Unless you have been to Shadow Bar in Las Vegas or one of the flair-centric bars this is going to be beyond. If you think you have seen flair, wait until you see these guys. It is next level,” said Picton. “It is going to be non-stop action. Prepare to have your mind blown with a non-stop assault of the senses.” Drinks made by the flair bartenders will be raffled off and Picton said all proceeds from the beach party, which is also sponsored by

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Parkers and Beach City Crossfit, will be donated to the Penticton Speedway Foundation. Tickets are $10 and available at www.eventbrite. com/e/barefoot-beachbartender-battle-tickets or at the resort. The bartender battle on the shore of Skaha Lake takes place from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. The party then moves to Barefoot Beach House Restaurant and the Mule Nightclub. Tickets include a shuttle ride from Coconut Express to the Mule. Parking is available at the resort and access to the beach party is through the tunnel under Highway 97 from the resort parking lot. Okanagan Beach will also have a party

taking place on Saturday from noon to 2 a.m. at the Penticton Lakeside Resort. Brannigan Boyd, director of regional sales and marketing, said they are kicking off the summer season with a patio party that will spill out onto the beach in front of the Barking Parrot. “We usually have a summer kickoff but we thought we would do something a bit different this year with the Red Bull Sugga Truck. It can be driven right onto the beach and it turns into a full DJ booth,” said Boyd, adding that live music from Dustin Crammer and Annie Scott will round out the day of events.

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When searching for solace after tragedy, people often turn to art. Whether it’s painting or sculpture or writing, something about the process itself can be healing. The resulting art can be deeply personal. But at its best, art derived from loss, can also be shared. And that’s the case with Cabrini Babakaiff’s new book, Curve Balls: Rolling with the Punches. The book chronicles much of Cabrini’s life, but is ultimately about how she and her family coped with an accident that left her husband, Frank Babakaiff, a quadriplegic. Frank was a wellknown personality in Penticton. His friends and family grieved once when they learned that

he had crushed vertebrae while body surfing in Hawaii, and again several years later when he died of lung cancer. Even for those who knew Frank well, Cabrini’s book will be a revelation. Frank and Cabrini were a very close couple — choosing to spend time together above all else. But, in this book Cabrini is astonishingly open and honest about the staggering number of difficulties that came into her life when faced with caring for a paralyzed loved one. She writes about the big obstacles: the surgeries, a prolonged stay in Vancouver, the disappointments with rehab, the emotional toll of returning home to Penticton as a quadriplegic, and the heartbreaking realization, after carrying out exhausting renovations, that Frank wouldn’t be able to live at home. Cabrini also shares smaller day-today difficulties — the agonizing burning sensation anytime fabric rubbed Frank’s skin, the fact that he had to wake

Cabrini anytime he needed his pillow shifted or his covers pulled up. She also talks about small triumphs and happy moments. And above all, makes sure to mention the many Pentictonites — such as Martyn Stephenson and Dennis Stolen — who reached out to help. In Curve Balls, readers will find mixed metaphors, extraneous details and memories such as camping and sporting trips that are really only meant for family and close friends to cherish. But in her own compelling way, Cabrini shows us that Frank was Penticton’s version of Superman. Not just because he also became a quadriplegic during a sporting accident, but because his charismatic smile was always a symbol of hope and optimism. With Curve Balls, Cabrini has made sure we won’t forget Frank anytime soon. Heather Allen is a book reviewer and avid reader living in Penticton.

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Automatic fourwheel drive was achieved by asking your passenger to step out and lock the front hubs.


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Today, comfortable seats are really an improvement, especially on long four-wheeling trips. ian harwood






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Luxury and high-tech systems abound in the 4x4s that show up in the local media test fleets. When I stepped out of one of the more loaded examples the other day I got to thinking about yesteryear. Some might refer to them as the good old days – judge for yourself. I remember – not that long ago – four wheeling in a truck when the standard transmission shifter was so loose, you didn’t know if you were in gear or neutral. Anti-lock brakes were when you lost your master cylinder to a stick, while (independently minded) power steering kicked in when you hit the corner of a rock so hard it ripped the steering wheel out of your hand and if you weren’t careful your thumb as well. Traction control came in the shape of new tires. Automatic four-wheel-drive was achieved by asking your passenger to step out and lock the front hubs. The parking brake was a log shoved under the rear tire. Soft suspension meant your shocks were blown. Off-road suspension meant you spent more time hitting the roof with your head and back than you actually spent on the seat, which if you were lucky had some remaining padding still in it. Your seat belts would tighten up on every bump and if you didn’t stop you would be suffocated.

You would be lucky if your radio would bring in a few channels on the AM band only! And the CB radio might just reach the driver in front of you. Wheel articulation really indicated your leaf spring was broken in half. Air conditioning was driving with your windows down and trying to breath in between dust clouds. GPS was your buddy screaming out, “I think it’s this road.” Most people used to sleep in the back of their trucks. However, I remember one time after a long day of four-wheeling pulling into an open area by a river where I found a nice sandy mound. With the aid of my flash light I quickly spread the sand out with my arms making a flat area in which to put my tent. It was about 5:30 a.m. when I first noticed the red ants crawling all around my sleeping bag. I was tired so killing them one at a time was not a big deal until I saw many climbing the side of the tent. I quickly climbed out of my tent to discover the soft sandy mound I found was actually a giant anthill. The vehicles of today have the capabilities of descending steep hills without even putting your foot on the brake and you could disconnect your sway bar end links to allow for more articulation. Ability to stop on a hill without rolling back is nice. Comfortable seats are really an improvement, especially on long trips. Although we can’t relive the past, it’s important to remember technology is there to help us. There is no replacement for common sense, so don’t let your truck drive you, drive it and be safe. If you have any fun and not-so-fun truck tales to share, please drop me a line. ian.harwood@drivewaybc. ca

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Lakers take valley championship Emanuel Sequeira Western News Staff

NAKAI PENNY, beginning to run with the ball, wrapped up his career with the Pen High Lakers senior boys rugby team and will play for the UBC Thunderbirds next fall. Allen Douglas/Kamloops This Week

Emotional end for Laker Emanuel Sequeira Western News Staff

Nakai Penny was teary-eyed as his Pen High Lakers rugby career ended in a 17-12 overtime loss to the Salmon Arm Gold in the AAA Okanagan Valley semifinal. Penny began wiping away tears walking off the field after the hard-fought defeat at McNicoll Park May 8 as teammates wrapped their arms around him. Penny, who played four seasons on the Lakers said, “I played my heart out.” Following the game, the Lakers huddled around coach Ken Sommerfeldt and team manager John Carboni. Sommerfeldt named Penny man of the match, something Sommerfeldt said would have been the case all season given Penny’s skills. “There is no way that will not happen,” said Sommerfeldt of Penny, who has played on two provincial teams. “We decided that every game, we’d go beyond him and look for someone else. “He’s such a dominant player. He’s just a joy to watch,” continued Sommerfeldt, who coached Penny his entire career and said he would get tingles to see him play professionally as he believes Penny can reach that level. Teammate Sam Brown said Penny was a role model and is responsible for getting him to take on rugby two seasons ago. “I know one day I’m going to be sitting on my couch watching some rugby on TV and I’m going to look up and see his face running a try,” said Brown. “I can guarantee that.” In Brown’s first season, he used to panic with the ball and try to get it out. Penny taught him to tuck his shoulder down and run right through. Brown described Penny as very intense, but extremely supportive. “Even if he’s yelling at you in a game and tells you that you really screwed up, he’s looking out for the entire team,” said Brown.

Heading into the season, Penny said there was “a ridiculous amount to learn” for his teammates. What excited him though was having a good time with his friends who joined the team. Penny enjoyed the year, but his highlight was a personal accomplishment. “This season scoring four tries (in a single game), that was my personal record,” said Penny, who scored two before in a game. “I was beyond pumped on that.” This spring and summer Penny intends to play for the Okanagan under-18 team and hopefully the provincial team again. In the fall, he will begin his UBC Thunderbird career. Penny said he is pumped about the next chapter in his life. “It’s a dream come true,” said Penny, who plans to study kinesiology. The Thunderbirds became interested in Penny following the under-17 Provincial Regional Championship. They like Penny’s character and attitude. “You could just see the way he was so enthusiastic about playing the game,” said Langston. The Thunderbirds plan on using Penny as a role player in their under-20 program, which they use to develop potential varsity athletes. Langston said they like keeping players in Penny’s age group against opponents within the same age range. Based on performance and development, they move up to the senior team. “Right away when I first saw him it was really clear that he was raw, but athletically gifted,” said Langston. “As a coach you almost seek out to have players like this. There haven’t been too many coaches trying to teach them different things.” Penny showed Thunderbirds forward coach Curry Hitchborn that he learned quickly from the coaches input. Langston also likes the way Penny plays defensively. “It’s physical dominance in a tackle situation,” said Langston. “This kid, we refer to kids like this as a nail. He has all the physical attributes to dominate for sure. Fantastic kid. We are really excited to have him on board.”

Lakers unable to defend rugby title Western News Staff

The Pen High Lakers senior girls rugby team wanted to defend its AAA Okanagan Valley championship in Kamloops. The only problem was, Lakers assistant coach Kylie Primatesta could see the NorKam Saints wanted it just as much. Primatesta said the Lakers struggled with the Saints’ strength in rucks

forcing many balls to be overturned. The Saints were able to find holes in the Lakers defence to score 20 first half points on their way to a 30-5 win. “Our girls didn’t give up though. Although they were down four tries, they began to hit harder and run faster,” wrote Primatesta in an email. Mikala Vujcich scored the Lakers’ lone try at the start of the second half. The Saints added two more.

“Our girls were disappointed but still came off the field with huge smiles and great spirit,” she said. “Although we lost, our season is not over yet. Due to a forfeit by Lillooet, we will be going straight to the B.C.s next week in the Tier 2 division. Our girls are very excited about the opportunity to go.” The provincial championship is in Port Alberni beginning May 22.

The Pen High Lakers tennis team are AAA Okanagan valley champs and are now headed to the provincial championship. The Lakers defeated Salmon Arm 9-2 in Winfield, where both teams agreed to meet to reduce travel. Coach Helena Konanz said her team played really well. “We were definitely a stronger team,” said Konanz, who is assisted by co-coach Mhairi Dunnett. Heading into provincials at Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver May 22-24, Konanz said the group is melding into a good team. She said they are fortunate to have Grade 12s Graham Millar and Jaimie Atkins. “They both are our No.1 boys and

girls players and it’s great to have their experience and leadership as we go into provincials,” she said. The Lakers are taking five girls and six boys to Vancouver. It’s been a rebuilding year for the program, which has five returning players. The Lakers almost didn’t have a team as they didn’t have the required minimum number of players. Konanz managed to fill the roster by recruiting female players from the other Lakers teams. Competing in provincials for the Lakers are Millar, Atkins, Madeline Everton, Gabriel Girard, Monica Hornillas, Emily Higgins, Grayson Perrier, Annmarie LangHodge, Jo Gunning, Cam MacArthur, Felix Motard, Eason Sun and Nolan Keilty.


IN BRIEF Mustangs girls soccer pulls off Valley championship repeat

The Princess Margaret Mustangs senior girls soccer team have won back-toback AA Okanagan valley championships. The Mustangs, who will host provincials at King’s Park May 29-31, took to Twitter to express their excitement and posted photos. The Mustangs won the championship while not conceding a goal in four games. Mustangs coach John Buckley, who couldn’t be reached for comment, posted on Twitter, “So proud of these Mustangs Sr. Soccer Girls.” Shayla Hearne wrote, “Way to sweep up the gold girls!” The Mustangs opened the championship with a 5-0 win against Westsyde with a pair of goals by McKenzie Ricard and singles by Nicole Mann, Kaycee McKinnon and Ardessa Alleyn. Taylor Corrie collected three assists. The Mustangs then defeated Sa-Hali 1-0 on a goal by Ricard. They advanced to the championship game with a 2-0 win over Kalmalka on goals by Danielle Ruocco and Hearne.

Peach City Half Marathon

The 16th annual Peach City Half Marathon and 10K Run is this Sunday at 8 a.m. at Skaha Lake Park. It’s expected that approximately 120 (90 for the 10-km run) are competing. The start and finish will be at Skaha Beach by the volleyball courts with the first runners expected to come in around 8:30 a.m. and the final half marathon runners around 11 a.m. Drivers are asked to use caution and keep an eye out for the runners and traffic marshals. The course follows Skaha Lake Road north to Kinney Avenue and then onto South Main and out along Eastside Road to just before Skaha Estates. It turns back to finish at Skaha Beach. There may be traffic delays on the course by Derenzy Place and also just before Skaha Estates. Participants are expected from the Pacific Northwest, B.C. and Alberta. Registration is still open and available at Peach City Runners.

Giant’s Head Grind exceeds participant goal

The inaugural Giant’s Head Grind Beach to Peak race surpassed its goal of 300 participants by 38. The race, scheduled for May 17 in honour of Christopher Walker who died from colon cancer in 2013, hit its goal on May 5. The race starts at the shores of Okanagan Lake where walkers, runners and racers will scale Summerland’s volcanic landmark, a distance of more than five kilometres and a 500-metre elevation gain. “It’s fantastic to see so many people eager and excited to take on a new challenge,” organizer Ellen Walker-Matthews said earlier to the Western News. Proceeds from the race 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 upkeeps and improvement of the trail system in Giant’s Head Park. There are 50 additional barbecue tickets sold and with volunteers, it’s expected the event will have up to 420 in attendance.

Schooner get split in Spring basketball league

Conrad Scotchburn drained 21 points as the Penticton Schooners dropped a 41-36 decision to the Kelowna Wolf Pack. Spencer Toneatto added five points while Jordan Moore hauled down six rebounds. Scotchburn then netted 18 points in a 54-34 win over the Kelowna Bobcats. Owen Labadie scored eight points for the Schooners while Stevie Searcy collected nine steals.


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Injuries hurt Lakers Emanuel Sequeira Western News Staff

The Pen High Lakers junior boys rugby team gave the Salmon Arm Gold a test in the South Zone playoffs at McNicoll Park May 13, but it wasn’t enough. They bowed 34-17. “They played against a team that was probably a little bit better than them, a little bigger, a little stronger,” said Lakers coach Ken Sommerfeldt “They ran hard. All year long they have been up against teams that were probably a bit bigger than them.” After emphasizing the size factor, Sommerfeldt said the Lakers played well. To him, the score wasn’t the right indicator of how the game played out. “The boys at the end got a bit tired and a couple scores got run in,” said Sommerfeldt. “Overall it was a fairly close game until the last 10 minutes.” Critical injuries also hampered the Lakers’ efforts and the coach didn’t have enough spare players and was forced to put some players in unfamiliar positions. That’s when things began to fall apart. Laker Braden Innes said they played their hardest, but added it could have been better. “It was a pretty good game,” said Innes. “They are a good team. They

DANTE KILIAN of the Pen High Lakers junior boys rugby team takes a hard landing. Kilian scored two tries for the Lakers in a 34-17 loss to the Salmon Arm Gold in the South zone playoffs on Tuesday at McNicoll Park. Mark Brett/Western News

played tough. It’s definitely a challenge.” Innes pointed out that as the Gold increased their lead, some Lakers lost motivation. After the game, Darian Butler was named

man of the match by Sommerfeldt, who said Butler tackled every person in sight. “He ran with the ball strongly,” said Sommerfeldt. “He was on the ball all the time. He

was aggressive the whole game. I thought he was very visible out there. That was his best game.” Dante Kilian scored two of the Lakers’ tries and Finn Kennedy scored their third try.

Mustangs earn provincial berth Emanuel Sequeira Western News Staff

The Princess Margaret Mustangs tennis team qualified for the provincial championship after finishing third in the Okanagan Valley championship hosted by Kelowna May 6. Mustangs coach Jim Kocsis said it is the first time in his eight years the team will compete in provincials. He said the players are excited and optimistic about the tournament. “We will likely be facing some very stiff competition as a number of the top-ranked junior players in the province will be competing,” he said. “We feel the experience will be a huge benefit to our players and our program.” The Mustangs went 3-1 in the valley championship and opened with a hard fought 6-5 victory over Vernon’s Fulton Secondary. They then had a disappointing loss to zone rival Southern Okanagan Secondary Hornets, who pulled off a 6-5 upset that went down to the last doubles match. “Credit goes out to the Hornets team who competed very well in all the matches,” said Kocsis. The Mustangs were one player short in the tie, forcing them to forfeit two points and Kocsis said that impacted the final results.

The Mustangs bounced back with easy 9-2 wins over Kamloops’ Valleyview Secondary and Armstrong’s Pleasant Valley Secondary. The Mustangs received strong performances from the doubles teams of Felix Fuhrmann/Cedric Beese and Taylor Corrie/Jaquelyn Ford, who won seven out of eight sets. Kocsis said the players were determined in the valley championship. With the Mustangs missing a few regular players, alternates stepped up and performed well to support the team. The Mustangs travel to Burnaby for the provincial tournament May 22-24. Kocsis and his coaching staff have been impressed with the team’s strong and consistent play. They look forward to an equally impressive showing at provincials. Kelowna’s Okanagan Mission Secondary was the top team with a perfect 3–0 record followed by Southern Okanagan Secondary at 3–1, good for second place.

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U14 Pinns battle for win Emanuel Sequeira Western News Staff

The Penticton Pinnacles FC under-14 boys soccer team pulled off a 2-1 win despite a subpar performance. Playing at King’s Park Sunday, coach Peter Kruszewski said his players didn’t perform well against Kelowna United in Thompson Okanagan Youth Soccer League action. “I’m very surprised,” he said. “We have played much better games. Lucky we didn’t lose.” Kruszewski added he “can’t complain” with them getting the win. Deadlocked at one after the first half, Pinnacles FC got the winner late in the second half off the foot of midfielder Samuel Foy. “It was fun,”said Foy, a Midway native, of his winner, which was also his first of the season. “I’m not usually on the scoreboard. It was a fun goal to score.” Foy said he felt they played OK, but said they didn’t play to their full

ADRIAN SCHIMMER, left, of the Penticton Pinnacles under-14 boys team battles with Kelowna United’s Jason Hesketh with Kavneer Dhaliwal behind watching. The Pinnacles edged Kelowna United 2-1 on Sunday at King’s Park Emanuel Sequeira/Western News

potential. “We got away with the three points,” he said. “That’s always good.” After struggling with their passing in the first half, Pinnacles FC improved in the second half with fewer mistakes and were better with

their ball movement and creating chances, said Kruszewski. Scoring the other Pinnacles goal was Nico Kahl. In other Pinnacles FC action, the under-13 boys whipped Revelstoke 6-2, the under-14 squad edged Kelowna

2-1, the under-15 team settled for a scoreless draw against Kamloops Blue and the under-17 squad was shutout by Revelstoke U18, 2-0. The under-11 girls team lost 2-1 to Shuswap despite moving the ball better and being first to the ball. Madison

Seeley scored her first district goal. Against Kelowna Red, the team earned a 2-2 result. Jaycee Deering scored both Pinnacles goals. Coach Jodie Reeder said every player contributed on the defensive side and continued to improve their passing. The under-12 No.1 girls team had backto-back scoreless ties against Salmon Arm and Kelowna. The under-12 No.2 team played well despite losing 3-0 to Kamloops then defeated Vernon 2, 2-1. The under-13 girls defeated Kamloops in Kamloops 1-0, the under-14 squad had a tough match losing to Kamloops Orange 7-0. The under-15 team settled for a 2-2 final against Kamloops and the under-18 team got the best of Penticton’s under-17 squad 6-1. TOYSL doesn’t have any games scheduled during the Victoria Day long weekend.


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Twenty-four teams are playing in the Penticton Soccer Club’s 53rd Pacific Western Brewery May Classic at King’s Park May 17-19. Teams are separated into a men’s, women’s open and women’s recreation division. Among the teams will be the under-21 Hyundai Pinnacles women and Tim Hortons Pinnacles men representing the PSC. The defending men’s champs from Williams Lake are back, but there will be a new

women’s champ since the three-time winners from Kamloops did not sign up. “We have some good teams in,” said organizer Charlie Goeckel, who started the tournament to give the local clubs strong teams to play against. “The play is going to be excellent. There are stronger teams on the men’s side this year.” Dale Anderson, president of the Penticton Soccer Club, said teams were calling to get into the tournament partly because the club is celebrat-

ing its 60th anniversary. Anderson also said it’s because there is more of a focus on people wanting to play in a social structure. The action kicks off Saturday at 11 a.m., with other games at 1, 3 and 5 p.m. On Sunday, the first games are at 10 a.m., then noon, 2, 4 and 6 p.m. On Monday, the women’s rec final is at 10 a.m. along with the men’s B final. At noon is the women’s and men’s final. The Penticton Soccer Club’s first game is at 11 a.m. Saturday on King’s Park 3.



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Alex Brian GREEN Alex Brian Green (“Al”), 71, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, May 4th, 2014. He leaves behind his daughter, Tracie (William) Der of Nanoose Bay, BC; son, Richard (Stacey) Green of Lacombe, AB; grandchildren Samantha & Alexa Der and Nicolas Green; brother, Burt (Ann) Green of Lethbridge, AB; and extended family in Ontario and the United Kingdom. He is predeceased by his wife, Bonnye (nee Knight) Green; and granddaughter, Robyn Green. Born in Wiltshire, England, the son of Ernest and Gertrude (“Pat”) Green, the family immigrated to Canada when Alex was just 5 years old aboard the Aquitania, landing in Montreal and settling in the Orono/Leskard area of southern Ontario to farm. His mother died suddenly of a cerebral hemorrhage when he was just 15 years old and before long he dropped out of school and fled home to enlist in the Canadian Army. There, he trained as a signalman, joining the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals, and served on the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus in the 1960s. It was during this time that he met his future wife, Bonnye Jeanane Knight, marrying in 1962. After starting his family, he was honourably discharged and settled in Calgary, joining the business ranks of Xerox in the early days of the copier industry. Although he did well there and enjoyed promotions and advancement, the corporate world was not for him and he sought to return to the simpler, rural lifestyle he’d enjoyed as a child. Al moved his young family to Naramata, in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, in 1972. The family moved many times within the Okanagan, ultimately living in Kelowna. Al joined Copytron and re-engaged in a career that saw him return to his expertise in technology and electronics. He advanced within the company, taking on managerial roles and new enterprises in research and development, with Photofax and Micron Imaging. He oversaw offshore production and started a manufacturing facility in Bulgaria during this time. Once again, however, the pressures caught up to him and he left the corporate world a second time, moving with his wife to be close to his son’s young family in Alberta for several years before returning to Kelowna. After his wife died of cancer in 1999, Al abandoned the Okanagan and moved to Parksville to be near his daughter and her family. There, he passed his retirement assisting neighbours and others in the community with computers (his new passion), designing websites and making travels plans for his big motorhome. He debated political and social issues with anyone who would take him on and enjoyed sharing stories of old times with friends at the Legion, as well as his family. He had a brush with his own mortality when a heart condition caused him to collapse and landed him in hospital in 2012. He was recovering well and it came as a shock to family and friends when he died so suddenly. All his life, Al had a special place in his heart for animals – especially dogs – and very nearly always had at least one dog in the family. When he passed away, his faithful companion Cocoa was at his side and she has since joined the “furry ranks” within his daughter’s home. A Memorial Service will be held at the Mt. Arrowsmith (Parksville) Branch #49 of the Royal Canadian Legion, Monday, May 26th, at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, please consider honouring Al’s memory by making a donation to the Royal Canadian Legion or the SPCA.

I leave to the friends and family who survive me, the following: “If I should go before the rest of you, break not a flower nor inscribe a stone; Nor, when I’m gone, speak in a Sunday voice, but be the usual selves that I have known. Weep if you must, parting is Hell, But life goes on, so sing as well.”

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Lillian Berdine Abbott February 11, 1928 - April 14, 2014

Lillian was born in Waldeck, Saskatchewan. She migrated to the U.S. in 1950, with her husband, Eugene J. Berdine. He worked on many dams and lost his life in 1967 at Wells Dam. Lillian and Eugene had five children; Gail (deceased), Frances, Patricia, Martin and Paula. Also, survived by her sisters; Florence Rozander (Penticton), Darlene Snippa (Calgary). Brothers; Norman Ahlstrom (Kamloops), and Eugene Ahlstrom (Kenora). After the death of her first husband, she married Woody Abbott, who passed away from cancer in 1980. Lillian and Rick Richter were married in 1986 and retired in Wenatchee. They enjoyed traveling and fishing. A family gathering will be held at a later date. Please express your thoughts and memories in the online guest book at Arrangements are by Jones & Jones-Betts Funeral Home, Wenatchee, WA.

Shirley Shirley Margaret 84, of Penticton, B.C., passed away April 12th 2014 while in care at the Andy Moog Hospice House. She will be deeply missed by her sons; Colin and Glen, grandchildren; Charlene, Chris, Angie, Marissa, Richard, and many greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by husband, George, brother, Bob; sisters, Evelyn and Alison; and daughter, Lorna. Shirley was born and raised in Radisson, Sask, then moved to Ocean Falls, B.C. where she was a school teacher and raised her family before settling down in Penticton. Shirley was a kind, gentle soul and she will be remembered for her love, support, patience, and cookies. A Celebration of Life will be held on May 17th, 2 pm at the United Church, 696 Main St. Penticton.


Douglas Bargholz

April 6th, 1920 ~ May 2nd, 2014

Passed away with his family by his side on May 2, 2014 at the age of 94 years. Remembered and sadly missed by his loving wife Doreen, children: Marilyn (Darrell) Quast of Abbotsford BC, Donna (Glen) Mills of Penticton BC, 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren, brother Bud (Jean) Bargholz of Lacombe AB, sister Doris (Wilfred) Seiger of Coronation AB. Sadly predeceased by parents John and Armella Bargholz, 3 brothers and 3 sisters. His love of life and people touched the lives of all who knew him, well loved for his humour, generous spirit, compassionate and thoughtful, never ending ability to fix things. He loved to travel and was secretary, manager of the Royal Canadian Legion BR 22 in Summerland BC. A Celebration of Doug’s life will be held on May 26, 2014 at 2:00 pm from the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 22 14205 Rosedale Avenue, Summerland, BC with Rev. Rick Gay officiating. Memorial Tributes in Doug’s honour would be gratefully received to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 22, Summerland, BC. A special thank you to all the staff at Dr. Andrew Pavilion for the special care that Doug received during his time there. Condolences may be directed to the family through

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Irene Gwendolyn (Gwen) June 30, 1936 - May 11, 2014

Passed away following an arduous 13 year journey with breast cancer surrounded by family at Moog & Friends Hospice House, Penticton, BC. Gwen is survived by her husband Alexander McKinnon (Sandy) of 60 years; children, Laura Rooney (Mike), Matt (Trudy), Cliff (Gay), Clayton (Heather), Bev Conquergood (Kevin Weninger); 11 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren and 1 great-great granddaughter; brothers, Don Nielsen (Lorraine), Wayne Nielsen (Val); numerous nieces and nephews and extended family. She was predeceased by her parents Rudolf and Elly Nielsen. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Boundary Pavillion, Fairgrounds, Rock Creek, BC on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 1:30 pm. The family wishes to thank Dr. Hughes and the wonderful nurses, staff, and volunteers at Hospice for their outstanding compassionate care and understanding. Condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.everdenrust. com In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gwen’s name to: Penticton and District Hospice Society c/o Moog & Friends Hospice House. Box 1105, Penticton, BC, V2A6V9. EVERDEN RUST FUNERAL SERVICES 250-493-4112

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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

PENTICTON TOWING is now hiring operators with or without experience for Penticton, Summerland & Princeton. Requirements are a Class 3 Driver’s License with air. Benefits package. Please send resume to: dispatcher@penticton Do not attend for interview, candidates will be contacted. 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. The Garage Hair Studio in Penticton is looking for a Hair stylist and Esthetician to join our team. We are a busy Salon in newly developed area looking for someone with a positive attitude and is a team player. Clientele is an asset but not required. Please Contact Judy with resume and references at 778476-5777

MEAT CUTTER OLIVER Buy-Low Foods in Oliver has an immediate opening for a Meat Cutter Journeyperson. This is a Permanent P/T position which may became a F/T position. The successful candidate will have previous, relevant grocery experience and post-secondary Meat Cutting training. Please reply in confidence to: Human Resources: or Fax (604)882-5161 We look forward to hearing from you! We will respond to those whom we contact for an interview. Please reference the location and position you are applying for. We thank you in advance for taking the time to send a resume.


Home Care/Support NURSES, Foot Care Nurses, Care Aides, Home Cleaners - Bayshore Home Health is hiring casual, oncall RNs, LPNs, certified care aides and experienced cleaners. If you are: personable; energetic; positive; possess an outstanding work ethic; a passion for superior client service, and a reliable vehicle, pls forward your resume c/w 2 references to Only those shortlisted will be contacted.

Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services CASUAL, part-time Housekeepers needed May thru October for a Naramata based, waterfront resort. Must be self-motivated and reliable. Above average wage + bonus structure. Call 250 496-5765.

LINE COOKS/PREP COOKS: The Naramata Pub & Grill is now hiring line and prep cooks to join our team to showcase their talents in a newly refreshed pub-style restaurant. Foodsafe certification required. Email resume to by May 21, 2014. Penticton Lakeside Resort requires a full-time janitor, must be able to work weekends, call Nancy at 250-493-9756 S E RV E R S / B A RT E N D E R S : The Naramata Pub & Grill, a newly refreshed pub-style restaurant, is looking for high energy and friendly staff to join our team! Serving It Right required. Email resume: by May 21. St. Andrews By the Lake Golf Course is looking for full and part time servers, above minimum wage, fax resume to: 250-497-5287 or email:

We are recruiting for a relief Meat Cutter Journeyperson. Hours are flexible and negotiable. The successful candidate will have previous, relevant grocery experience and post-secondary Meat Cutting training. Please reply in confidence to : Human Resources: replytothis We look forward to hearing from you!


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

Hairstylists Experienced stylist required for full or part time, excellent wage and advanced training opportunities, busy salon with high volume walk-in traffic, resumes to Shingata Salon or call 250-490-5045 or 250492-8285 Junior Stylist required, full or part time, leave message, 250-492-5195

Carpet Cleaning Owner - Operator

Twin Lakes Golf Course is looking for a full time line chef, minimum 2 years experience, benefits, must have transportation, email:

Trades, Technical INSULATION APPLICATORS required for residential and commercial work. Experience preferred but will train candidate with a hard work ethic and positive attitude. Valid drivers licence and reliable vehicle required. Good starting wage plus dental and extended medical coverage. Email resume to or fax resume to 250-765-6409 or call 250-491-9794. LOOKING FOR THE FUTURE AUTO BODY TECHNICIAN Parkers Chrysler Auto Body requires a 2nd or better apprentice seeking full time employment. Apply in person or send resumes to: bodyshop@parkers


Green - Clean - Thorough Dry in 2 hours only!

CALL 250-809-4965 or visit:

Cleaning Services A) MISS MOP N’ TASKER. Licensed, bonded & insured professional house cleaning service. Contact 250-809-7522 B & C Cleaning, residential, commercial & construction cleaning, yard clean-ups & maintenance, licensed & bonded, Bill & Cheryl Watson, owner operators, (250)4887964




Friday, May 16, 2014 Penticton Western News

Merchandise for Sale





Auto Financing

Trucks & Vans

Legal Notices


Rubbish Removal

Garage Sales

Apt/Condo for Rent

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

Garbage hauling, metal hauling, batteries, furniture/appliances hauled to dump, dirty jobs too! (250)488-6707

Something for everyone! art, children’s toys, games, Sat., May 17, 8:30-noon, 184 Secrest Ave., Penticton.

1bdrm $650, 2bdrm, $800, adult/senior oriented, clean, quiet, cat ok, 250-492-7328

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

Misc. for Sale

Garden & Lawn HERBARIA GARDEN AND LAWN. Quality garden and lawn care in Penticton. Many shrubs that get yearly maintenance after they flower are ready for a selective pruning. Some spaces are available for weekly lawn care. Hawthorns can be pruned in June or July. They usually don’t need a major prune... the watersprouts should be kept in check and some thinning. Other trees that can be pruned at this time of year are Crabapples, Dogwood, Magnolia, Maples, F l o w e r i n g Pe a c h / P l u m / Pe a r / C h e r r y, Redbuds and Serviceberries. Call Paul at 250-493-3362 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.

Handypersons Painting, fences, decks, reno’s, garbage hauling, site & yard clean-up, cleaning (home or business), Call 250-4871384 or 250-488-6707

Home Improvements


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

250-488-5338 ARE YOU WANTING TO RENOVATE? Framing, gyproc, painting, ooring, bathrooms, decks, windows and doors 35 years experience home/business References Available Licensed, Insured, WCB Ted Lund (250)490-7991


Painting & Reno’s

licensed, insured, WCB

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

Len (250)486-8800


Armor Decking sales & installation. **10 year warranty** Serving the Okanagan Valley for the past 10 years. Free estimates for complete deck repairs. South Okanagan 250-490-5630

Pets & Livestock

Feed & Hay Ginseng tarps 24’ x 80’ for shade or windbreak. Inexpensive and attractive solution for hay shed, livestock shelter etc. $150 each. 250-558-8322. Quote available for installation. 22’ gooseneck tip pg trailer, 27,000lb axles, 95lb winch.

Livestock Weiner pigs for sale.$125.00. 250-546-9766.

Merchandise for Sale

Appliances Kenmore Washer & Dryer, 1 year old, like new, $400, White Kenmore Fridge, Maytag Washer & Dryer, mint, $300, can deliver, 250-770-0827

Garage Sales 135 Greenwood Dr., 7amnoon, Moving Sale, Saturday, May 17, seven piece kitchen set, microwave, air conditioner, BBQ, household items, garden tools, artificial Christmas tree, lots of stuff for everyone! 2432 Wiltse Dr., Fri./Sat., 9am-1pm, pictures, crockery, collectibles, etc. 2955 Juniper Dr., Penticton, 2 families, lots of everything, 8am, Sat., May 17 618 Van Horne St., 8am-1pm, back alley, neighbourhood yard sale, Sat. May 17th Garage Sale, 8am-noon, Sat., May 17, 1802 Fairford Dr. Garage Sale at 1501 Pine St. Sat May 17. Kids toys, clothes, bikes, furniture, 8AM-1PM Garage Sale, Sat., May 17, 8am-2pm, household items, golf clubs, furniture, heaters, toys, games, craft supplies, wool, small appliances & more, 459 Maurice St. Hockey Collectable’s, paintball gun, camping & fishing equip., tools, electric fans, aquarium filters/heaters, jewelry, occasional tables, 162 Matson Pl., Sat., May 17, 9am-noon Indoor Yard Sale, Fri., 4-6pm, Sat., 8am-noon, piano, desk, file cabinets, poker table, wood fireplace, books, cd’s, records, videos, 233 Haynes St., 250-493-5133

Moving & Storage

Keremeos, Huge Yard Sale, Sat., May 17, 8am-2pm, 176 Ashnola Rd. MULTI - Family Garage Sale. Saturday May 31st from 8:00 to 1:00. 3462 South Main St Penticton (Skaha Gardens).

At 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

Oliver Indoor/Outdoor Flea Market Open Every Weekend Saturday, 8am-4pm Sunday, 9am-4pm Turn downhill off Hwy 97 at Chevron Shop or Sell Outside Spaces Now Available Call Cory 250-408-4222

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 Painting; Interior - Exterior, decks, fencing, landscaping, cleaning (home/business), 250-487-1384, 250-488-6707 WWW.PAINTSPECIAL.COM

(1) 250-899-3163

3 Rooms For $299, 2 Coats Any Colour

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

Plant/Yard Sale, perennials, annuals & veggie/herbs, household & yard items, May 17-18, 9-4, 501 Edna Ave. - RECOVERY FUNDRAISER- SAT. MAY 17 / 8 - NOON 290 Conklin Ave. Proceeds to Brenda’s recovery from cancer surgery. Donations accepted! --- NO SALES BEFORE 8 --Sat., May 17, Team Cops for Cancer yard sale takes place from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Parkway Elementary School, 225 Kinney Ave. Come browse through a wide selection of quality items and help out a good cause. Money raised will be donated by the team to the Canadian Cancer Society. Sat. & Sun., May 17/18, 9am3pm, downsizing, lots to pick from, back parking lot, 301 Scott Ave., follow signs

10x20 well-insulated addition, must be moved, can be used as a shed, asking $2000 obo, (250)488-1239 A- STEEL SHIPPING DRY STORAGE CONTAINERS Used 20’40’45’ 53’ and insulated containers all sizes in stock. SPECIAL Trades are welcome. 40’ Containers under $2500! Also JD 544 &644 wheel Loaders JD 892D LC excavator Ph Toll free 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB Entertainment stand, 15”x 48”x48”, $35, corner computer desk, $60, freezer 32”x24”x35”, $75, small desk $50, Young Chang piano, $1000, wood carved chandelier, $200, all obo, call (250)493-2906 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 newspaper? LARGE ANTIQUE AUCTION Centennial Farm, Salmon Arm, June 14, photos & info avail. or call (250)832-1372 Tired of high gas prices? the solution is an Italian Electric Scooter, new, only 29 Km’s, w/helmet, vest & covers, paid $2500, have receipts, $1800 (no tax), (250)770-1811 Used Warehouse Racking frames, 42” x 12’, at $72., Beams 4” x 96”, at $24., Beams 6” x 144”, at $53. 250558-0618

Musical Instruments EZee Piano Systems © Sign up for your free introductory piano lesson.

Real Estate Acreage for Sale 18+ acres on Green Mtn Rd., natural setting, lovely building sites/view, water license, rustic cabin, $134,900, call 250-4927196 6.27 Ac. near Edgewood, full RV hookup, $89,900, cash offers, e mail for pics: 250-269-7328

For Sale By Owner 1350s/f bilevel 2bdrm, 3ba, c/a, c/v, f/p, sun rm, S/land, $395,000, call (250)404-0172 PRIME LAKEVIEW LOTS from $140,000. Also: Spectacular 3 acre parcel owner financing. 250-558-7888

Mobile Homes & Parks

1bdrm, adult oriented, Skaha Place, np, $700 (incl. util.), avail. June 1, (250)492-5270 $600/mo June 01. Character Batch. apt, historic building, lake view, on bus route, clean, quiet, respectful person, n/s, n/p. 250-492-6319

5000sqft bldg. & fenced outdoor storage in Kelowna at a great deal! Call 250-878-6455 APPLE PLAZA, Prime Central location, 2300sqft. in busy plaza, ample parking, also 220 sqft. shared office space avail., call Barb 250-492-6319 Industrial area office & yard space, approx. 700s qft office, approx. 1/2 acre fenced yard, contact Ted, 250-490-6415 or 250-493-4545 WARREN Ave. 1000&1500sq’ units of comm/industrial w/ compounded yard & overhead doors. 250-765-3295

Gallagher Lake Oliver, 4bdrm, 2.5ba, large home, large fenced lot, 5appl., ref’s & security dep. req., np, ns, $1300+util., (250)462-4007 Keremeos 524 6th Ave., NEW 3 beds, 2 baths, W/D, fenced yard, $950/month plus hydro, N/S Pets iffy. Must verify income. Apply in person evenings.

OLALLA - Clean Spacious bright home park like area, bright 3 bdrm, 1 full bath, laundry room, W/D F/S Garage, Lg. deck, No Smoking, References required Small pet ok. Avail. Now $900/mo., 250499-5700 Penticton, avail. June 1, 3bd, 2.5ba, rec rm, fenced yard, near H & school, 5appl., ns, np, $1600/mo., incl. elec., 1 yr lease req., (250)770-0888 Small 2bdrm home, Olalla, avail. June 1, $450/mo., 250809-2743

Shared Accommodation Unique opportunity, shared house, respectable neighbourhood, on bus route, male or female, prefer employed person, np, call (250)462-2658

Want to Rent Senior professional couple requires long-term rental in Summerland area. 2(+) bdrms, A/C, central heating, garage preferred. Call 250-490-6405.


Auto Accessories/Parts


Motorcycles The famous B.M.W. boxer, R100RS, 1978 fully faired w/ luggage, carrying saddle cases, new tires & battery installed last Spring (approx 700 kms) colour blue, 74,000 kms. this motorcycle is also known as a most desirable model in the Motorsport magazines. $5,700.obo. 250-549-1872.

Utility Trailers 16ft Custom built Aluminum dual axle car hauler, low rider w/brakes,tool box, front shield, $4500obo, 250-462-9064



1982 Okanagan 5th Wheel, 17ft, all amenities, sleeps 5, great cond., $900, call 778476-2046 1988 21 1/2 ft Prowler 5th wheel, fully loaded, $3450 obo, (250)492-6867 1999 Ford Four Winds V10 Class C MH, 29’. Only 34,300kms!!! Reduced to $21,900. Walk-around Q-bed with new mattress. Gas range/oven, & MW. Dual 2 door fridge. Generator. New battery. Sleeps 6-8. Pics available by e-mail Motiv ated to sell! (illness) Osoyoos 250-495-3385 or 250-4861565 or 250-535-0091

19’ Mirage Bow Rider, 4.3 Merc Cruiser, V6, re-build leg, good cond., $8,800 obo 250558-0618 Aluminum fishing boat and trailer, 21’Lx7’W, canopy covering swivel chairs, 135 hp outboard motor, new electric motor. Will do trades for highway drive shaft motorcycle. Ex cond. 778-475-1063 or cel 250-307-1063.

Apt/Condo for Rent

Some reno’s 2.5 bdrm, 1 bath, grd flr, of four plex, 5 appl, unfinished basement, no pets, no smoking. Avail. NOW (H691-3) Small 3 bdrm house, f, s, w.d, large yard, lots of reno’s, small pet okay. Avail. June 1 (H 779) Prospective tenants must complete an application form at:

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

Legal Notices

WAREHOUSEMAN’S LIEN SALE In accordance with the Warehouseman’s Lien Act in the Province of British Columbia, goods and personal property of Dorothy Lynn Holman was deposited with Cookson International Trucks Inc. for storage has been seized and will be disposed of for public sale on May 19, 2014 at 1380 Commercial Way, Penticton, British Columbia to recover the costs of the unpaid storage and all other costs, in the amount of $3862.00. The property for sale consists of the following: 1987 International Van Serial number 1HTLCHXM7HH481974. The Property can be viewed by contacting the bailiff. The highest bid may not be accepted. All sealed bids must be sent to ALPHA BAILIFF’S AND COLLECTIONS a division of CAC BAILIFF’S AND COLLECTIONS LTD. 1380 Commercial Way, Penticton, British Columbia, V2H 3H6, Phone 250-490-2030.

2008 GMC 2500 HD, ext cab, SB, 4x4, auto SLE, gas, 177K, $13,700. obo 250-307-7883

MALE 4 Male Erotic Massage $95., Winfield, 9-9 Daily 250-766-2048

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Scrap Car Removal

Trucks & Vans

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


WAREHOUSEMAN’S LIEN SALE In accordance with the Warehouseman’s Lien Act in the Province of British Columbia, goods and personal property of Charles Kurt Cornell was deposited with Penticton Towing for storage has been seized and will be disposed of for public sale on May 19, 2014 at 1380 Commercial Way, Penticton, British Columbia to recover the costs of the unpaid storage and all other costs, in the amount of $2720.90. The property for sale consists of the following: 2009 Honda LTDMC Motorcycle Serial number: JH2AF605X9K500693 The property can be viewed by contacting the bailiff. The highest bid may not be accepted. All sealed bids must be sent to ALPHA BAILIFF’S AND COLLECTIONS a division of CAC BAILIFF’S AND COLLECTIONS LTD. 1380 Commercial Way, Penticton, British Columbia, V2A 3H6, Phone 250-490-2030

Warehouse Liens Act Dong Van TA PLEASE TAKE NOTICE That in accordance with the Warehouse Liens Act, Penticton Towing & Recovery of 1325 Commercial Way, Penticton, British Columbia, claims a lien in the amount of $3146.79 on your “1988 Mazda Black B2200 VIN# JM2UF2135J0373987” for towing, storage and administrative costs. If the amount is not sooner paid, the vehicle will be sold at auction on June 12, 2014 at 1 PM to recover the amount owed plus the cost of the sale.

1984 GMC, 1 ton dually, flat black, rebuilt 454, turbo 400, new interior, cowl hood, headers, lots done, runs excellent, $3000 obo, 778-476-2046

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Homes for Rent


Apt/Condo for Rent

Extra cab, short box, 2wd, automatic, 4 speed, 5.4 litre, V8, brake controller, tow package, keyless entry, power windows, doors & mirrors, 181,539 km Excellent condition Inside & Out

Commercial/ Industrial

Double wide, 2bdrm, 2bath, open plan with family room, dbl windows, gyp rock lined inside, newer roof, furnace, A/C, fenced, 2-storage sheds, family park in Penticton, only $79,500. Call 250-492-4625

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

Immaculate 1997 Ford 150xlt

Warehouse Liens Act Jeffrey Darrell KIMMIE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE That in accordance with the Warehouse Liens Act, Penticton Towing & Recovery of 1325 Commercial Way, Penticton, British Columbia claims a lien in the amount of $5494.14 on your “1997 Dodge Dakota Black VIN# 1B7GG2349VS292475” for towing, storage and administrative costs. If the amount is not sooner paid, the vehicle will be sold at auction on June 12, 2014 at 1 PM to recover the amount plus the cost of the sale.

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Learning at Lunch at the Penticton Public Library presents a seniors topic on the first and third Fridays of each month at noon. This week’s topic is Old and Fun! with Agnes Stevens. Everyone is welcome to attend these free sessions, so bring your lunch; tea and cookies will be served. Penticton SeniorS 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. Picture class on Mondays from 2:30 to 4 p.m. eight week grief-SuPPort 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 250-4929071 ext. 2203 for more information. royaL canadian Legion branch 40 has daily lunches from Monday to Thursday, with fish

and chips on Friday at 11:30 a.m., all-you-caneat spaghetti at 6 p.m. for $7 and Jerry’s Jam in the lounge at 6:30 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 250-770-8622. 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. anavetS haS karaoke with Jack at 8 p.m., Scotch doubles pool at 6:30 p.m. b ereavement t he reSource Centre at 626 Martin St. hosts weekly drop-in grief support sessions Friday mornings at 10:30 a.m. Adults welcome. For more information on other available programs or support in the loss of a pet, call 250490-1107. eagLeS have dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. with entertainment following.


team coPS for Cancer yard sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Parkway Elementary School, 225 Kinney Ave. Come browse through a wide selection of quality items and help out a good cause. Money raised will be donated by the team to the Canadian Cancer Society. royaL canadian Legion branch 40 has crib at 10 a.m. and a meat draw at 2 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. followed by karaoke with Anita. fraternaL order of Eagles have hamburgers from noon to 4 p.m. Beaver races at 4 p.m. Guests welcome. anavetS haS memberS only pool at noon, Stu’s kitchen open for breakfast, lunch and dinner starting at 9:30 a.m. 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.

2 p.m. at 1652 Fairview Rd. For more information call 250-493-6604. come dance to the greatest dance music ever made with D.J. Emil from 7 to 9 p.m. at the South Main Drop-In Centre, 2965 South Main St. $3 per person. All welcome. anavetS haS horSe races and meat draws at 2 p.m. r oyaL c anadian Legion branch 40 has a buffet breakfast at 8 a.m. and a meat draw at 2 p.m. LakeLandS church hoLdS Sunday services on the second floor of the Penticton Community Centre from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For more info contact eLkS cLub on Ellis Street has dog races at 2:30 p.m., M&M meat draw and Last Man Standing.


the Penticton radio Control Club is hosting an off-road race at 3803 McLean Creek Rd., OK Falls. Registration is at 9:30 a.m. and racing starts at 10:30 a.m. Spectators are welcome. SPca fLea market every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1550 Main St. (in Wholesale Club parking lot). P e n t i c t o n PhotograPhy cLub Exhibit in the Tempest Room at Lake Breeze Winery featuring the work of 10 local photographers, running until October. SurvivorShiP’S fLea market runs every Sunday from 8 a.m. to

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SteamFeSt week in Penticton kicks off from 10 a.m. to noon at the SS Sicamous, with a free steam machines show, tours of the ship, sample food from a traditional rock oven and the unveiling of a limited edition collector’s stamp featuring the Sicamous. All proceeds go towards the restoration and continued service of the SS Sicamous. elkS Club on Ellis Street has summer fun darts at 7 p.m. the hÜmÜh buddhiSt Center is hosting a Satsang spiritual study group on May 19 at 7 p.m. in the Community Services Building at 6129 Kootenay St. in Oliver. We will discuss a Wisdom Teaching, The Building Steps to Yielding. Everyone is welcome to attend. Donations are accepted. For more informa-

tion, call 250-4462022. evening line danCing every Monday at 7 p.m., line dance lessons for beginners every Tuesday at 10 a.m. and intermediate every Thursday at 9 a.m. All lessons at the Oliver Senior Centre, 5876 Airport St., with teacher Claire Denney. Call 778-439-2070 for more information. iode thriFt Shop at 464 Main St. is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Clothing, kitchenwares, china items, pictures and more. 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. Fraternal order oF Eagles has pub dart league at 7:30 p.m. South main drop-in Centre has improver line dance at 9 a.m., Scrabble at 10 a.m., carpet bowling at 10:45 a.m., easy to intermediate line dance at 1 p.m., and duplicate bridge at 1 p.m. royal Canadian legion branch 40 has dart dolls at 11 a.m., bridge at 1 p.m. and darts at 7 p.m.

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and a general meeting at 7 p.m. Floor Curling at 12:45 p.m. every Monday except holidays in the Leisure Centre, 439 Winnipeg St. mental wellneSS Centre has Brown Bag family support group from noon to 1 p.m. weekly and individual support for family members from 2 to 4 p.m. weekly. Call 250-4937338 for more info.


royal Canadian legion has a service officer at 1 p.m. viSpaSSana (inSight) meditation for beginners or mature practitioners every Tuesday evening from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. Please call Debora for details at 250-462-7340. All welcome, no charge. Fraternal order oF Eagles has drop-in euchre at 7 p.m. Guests welcome. ConCert pentiCton band rehearses from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lutheran Church, 1370 Church St. Intermediate to advanced musicians. All band instruments.

The band is available for performances. Phone 250-809-2087 for info or email 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 250-496-5931 or Sally at 250-4926556. okanagan FallS SeniorS’ Centre has pool at 6:30 p.m. and music from 7 to 9 p.m. elkS on elliS Street has crib wars at 1 p.m. and 10-card crib at 7 p.m. the South okanagan and Similkameen MS Society has an informal coffee group that meets at 10 a.m. Tuesdays at Cherry Lane Shopping Centre. For more info, call Sherry at 250-4936564 or email sherry. okanagan South meet toaStmaSterS every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the community services building at 5876 Airport St. in Oliver. Become a more confident speaker. Call Bill at 250-485-0006 or Melba at 250-498-8850 for details.

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