Summerland Review, October 02, 2014

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Thursday, October 2, 2014 Summerland Review

Ask Your Dentist...

I think that most people would respond to the word “denture” as a four letter word. It conjures up images of something moving in our mouth, teeth that do not look natural and is usually not something that we would Dr. Cindee Melashenko want ourselves. I have memories of my grandmother taking her dentures out to clean. As a child I had the idea that this was inevitable and that one day I would need to take my teeth out like grandma did. Luckily that is not that case! And even luckier is that we can now make dentures a great option because implants can help to secure them. We have options today that my grandmother never had the opportunity to enjoy forty years ago. Implants can help to fix your teeth in place to help you enjoy your food and have confidence to smile again. They can look very natural and in some cases can give your face and lips support that teeth alone cannot--almost like a facelift without having surgery. Of course you can get lip support with traditional dentures as well. However, traditional dentures rely on suction over the roof of your mouth and muscles to keep them in place. They are always going to be moving and some people are able to adapt to them and control them very well, others are not. Although my grandma lived a very fulfilled life, if she were still with us I would certainly recommend implants to help support her dentures. Whether you have dentures and would like to upgrade to implants to help secure them, or are in need of major work that might involve something that comes out at night, give implant assisted “removable teeth” a good look. Should you have any questions about this or like to book an appointment, please contact the Jubilee Dental Centre at 250-494-8545. We are always accepting new patients!

Art show

Carla McLeod Special to the Review

There was a good turn out for the De Vine Arts Show, which was held at the Summerland Waterfront Resort this past weekend. The show featured the work of a dozen local artists. Joan Lansdell, one of the artists participating, is second from left. Complimentary wine tastings courtesy of the Bottleneck Drive Association were also offered and enjoyed.

Taking a trip to Okinawa Fall has finally arrived in Toyokoro, and Hokkaido. Within what seemed like a couple days, the weather changed drastically. For a couple weeks straight it rained, then once the rain stopped there was a significant chill in the air, even on sunny days. This year has been cooler than last year, and the ocean is cooling much quicker. For the past month, the fishermen in Toyokoro have been catching fish that aren’t usu-

ally present until the fall. Last week, I took a well timed trip to the southernmost prefecture called Okinawa. Yet again, I was told a week before I left that there was a typhoon heading towards the island, and my plans for scuba diving, and camping had no chance of happening. For about six days, I stayed in the city of Naha. And, despite all of the warnings, the weather was unbearably hot and

humid. At one point, the weather was at 35 degrees and 87 per cent humidity. It turned out that the typhoon changed directions last minute. The hostel I stayed at was a block away from the main street in Naha, Kokusaidori. To get to Kokusaidori, you can walk through a maze of markets; selling everything from lighters to food to clothes. Every food stall

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had native Okinawan vegetables such as goya (bitter squash) and purple yams. Okinawa is different from Hokkaido, not only in weather but also in many other ways such as food, and culture to name a couple. The islands in Okinawa are home to many different ethnicities, including about 60 per cent of the American Army presence in Japan, which make the food and culture a bit of a melting pot. For example one of the Okinawan dishes is taco rice. It’s rice with beef cooked in Mexican spices. There are also several different American fast-food res-

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Notes from toyokoro

taurants in Naha. All of these different nationalities combined with Japanese food make an incredibly delicious combination. I have never eaten such delicious vegetarian food in my life. In Hokkaido, it’s quite difficult to eat vegetarian. Many restaurants I’ve visited in Hokkaido believe fish isn’t considered meat, therefore I’ll still eat it. It’s been a bit difficult eating out in Hokkaido at traditional Japanese restaurants. Lastly, the Toyokoro Sister City Delegation will be in Summerland from Oct. 6 to 10. So if you see us around town, be sure to say hello or konichiwa. Japanese proverb: junin (10 people) toiro (10 colours) – to each his own. If you are interested in taking over my position here in Toyokoro, please feel free to email me at annamarshall12@ Anna Marshall is in Summerland’s sister city of Toyokoro, Japan as the assistant English teacher.

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