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Wednesday, June 4, 2014 100 Mile Free Press

Jack Fellner retires

By Dennis Tupman Jack Fellner, current director of the 100 Mile House Community Band, will be leading his final concert in Martin Exeter Hall on June 8 at 2 p.m. Admission is by donation with excess funds after expenses being given to the South Cariboo Health Foundation. The 100 Mile Community Band is made up of people from all walks of life and includes several who have not played in a band before. There are also a few young players from the Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School band who are also gaining more experience – some even in conducting the ensemble. Jack has been with the community band for several years as its director. He has patiently developed this group from playing only very elementary selections to tackling more sophisticated concert and jazz band repertoire. For a number of years under his leadership, the band has given many benefit concerts in the

community. Jack has deep cultural roots in German Lutheran musical culture, which he inherited from his grandparents. This background led him to studying theology along with his music. He was born in Iowa, known for its bands, and subsequently worked and studied in Iowa, Nebraska and Mississippi to California. He grew up in Davenport, Mississippi and took post-secondary courses for nine years, studying theology and a variety of other disciplines, and, of course, always music. Along the way, he trained to become a Lutheran pastor, a position he held for a number of years. Over the years, he was a church pastor, youth pastor, a junior high school music teacher, a musical instrument repairman, a music store owner and partner, a professional saxophonist, music store operator, and other related activities. One of his many passions was playing saxophone in a number of big bands, featuring

the jazz big band music of Benny Goodman, Count Basie, and Glenn Miller, and many more. He moved to Calgary where he taught school and operated a music recording business, among other interests. Jack’s first wife, Charlotte, passed away a number of years ago. Their two daughters, Deborah and Val (and her husband, Steve) are also appearing in this concert with the band.

Jack decided to join Deborah, in 100 Mile House, and soon met someone who was to become his new wife, Jean, on the Internet. Jack Fellner has, in a short time, made a big contribution to the cultural life of our little community. He has been involved in making music for more than 80 years. Dennis Tupman is a well-known musician in the South Cariboo.

fight back

Let’s Light Up 100 Mile For Life! Luminary Ceremony June 7, 2014 Starting at Dusk

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…and just want to talk to someone?

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Martin 250-791-5540

Chris 250-791-6616

ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE: Subject to change - check schedule by stage for final listings.

14th Annual

A personal fight against cancer takes courage. A community’s fight takes commitment. Bring the whole family and enjoy the entertainment, kids’ activities, food and fun!

Thank you to the many volunteers who have worked to bring this event together! Your passion and dedication have helped make our Relay for Life the success that it is!




8:00 am - Teams can arrive on site and set-up 9:00 - 10:00 am - Team registration 10:00 am - Opening Ceremony




10:00 am ............. Opening Ceremony 10:30 am ............. Taoist Tai Chi Demonstration 11:00 am ............. Polynesian Dance Studio 11:30 am ............. Zumba Demonstration 12:30-1:00 pm ..... Break For Lunch 1:00 - 3:00 pm ..... Relay Games (tug o’ war, sack races, etc.) 3:00 pm ............... Belly Dance Demo Everyon e is in to join us fo vited 3:30 pm ............... Richard Minato part of th r all or e day! 4:00 pm ............... Candace Copely 4:30 pm .............. Cardio Kickboxing Demo 5:00-6:30 pm ....... Minute to Win It games / Frozen Shirt Contest 6:30 pm ............... Peter Fremlin 7:00-9:00 pm ...... Cariboo Idols 9:00-10:00 pm ..... Closing / Luminary Ceremony Curious about the Relay? You can cheer on your local teams and make a difference simply by being there! Celebrate, Remember and Fight Back by taking part in: • The inspirational Welcome Address and Survivors and Caregivers’ Victory Laps at 10:00 am • Remember and honour loved ones during the moving Luminary Ceremony taking place at dusk. THERE’S SO MUCH TO DO! WE’D LOVE TO SEE YOU!

Survivors, Volunteers and Teams WANTED Sign up at For more information on the Canadian Cancer Society’s RELAY FOR LIFE in 100 Mile House, contact Alaina Fryer at 250-706-8082 or visit


Purchase a luminary bag for $5 and pay tribute to a friend, colleague, neighbour, family member… Luminary bags are available on Saturday, June 7 on-site. Join the biggest fundraising event to make the biggest difference.

Please bring a c ann item to g ed o in the bag!

• Lake of the Trees • 99 Mile Supermarket • Tim Hortons • Canlan Ice Sports • Central GM • District of 100 Mile House • 100 Mile Rotary Club • Little Country Entertainment • 108 Lions • 108 CCLF Church

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