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‘Little Ones’ at Graduation RCMP Report: Cash stolen in pub break-in ....................................5


Youth theatre company perform Shakespear ..................................9


Former GSS graduate rookie of the year ..................................19


Piper Noble and Ariana Grass perform the song “Little Ones” at the 2015 Golden Secondary School graduation ceremony on Thursday June 25. Jessica Schwitek/Star Photo

Telus tower proposal moves to Industry Canada GSS Graduation 2015 ..........................G1-G12

Jessica Schwitek A Telus proposal to extend an existing cell tower in Golden is now in the hands of Industry Canada to approve. The proposed extension (from 14.9 metres to 17.9 metres) is permitted for the C3 zone in the Town’s zoning bylaw, and the company com-

plied with all of Industry Canada’s public consultation requirements. Town Council acknowledged this at the last meeting, now leaving it up to Industry Canada to put its stamp of approval on it, which Manager of Development Services Phil Armstrong says is almost a certainty. “It’s pretty much a done deal now,” he said. Council did request that slats be installed in

the existing chainlink fencing and gate for the tower, located at 1101 11th Ave. S. The extension was deemed necessary by Telus to improve service for their cell phone users in the area. According to Telus communications representative Liz Sauve, the company has received a lot of requests for a stronger LTE network in the area. Continued on page 3


Joe Nolan, a rising star in the bluegrass genre, has just finished his follow up album to the hugely successful Goodbye Cinderella. Gaining popularity through a European tour and earning a nomination from the Canadian Folk Music Award as Emerging Artist of the Year, Joe has been pushed into the Canadian Music scene spotlight and is on the fast track to be a star in the songwriting world.

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A group of Air Canada pilots, who also happen to enjoy riding motorcycles, came through Golden last week during a fundraising trip for Air Canada’s charity Dreams Take Flight, which takes children with physical or mental disabilities on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Disneyland. There were 32 bikers riding through Golden for the cause.  Jessica Schwitek/Star Photo

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Bird watching at Reflection Lake is one of the many activities kids can enjoy this summer with Wildsight Golden’s Get Wild Camp for six to 12 year-olds.  Photo Submitted Wildsight Submitted

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This summer a wild pack of adventurous children ages six12, under the care and leadership of two young yet experienced counselors, will be exploring the intrepid and exciting Golden wilderness. Already in the roster for their adventures is a day touring Kicking Horse Mountain Resort where they will be challenging T2 and interacting

with dangerous wildlife, dangerous wildlife being Boo the Bear. Their grueling extreme journey may also include learning local tree identification and of course some catchy, fun hiking songs. Their other adventures will include taking on the treacherous depths of the Golden community pool, and travelling to Reflection Lake to become bird watching experts. You may also spot

these young community crusaders working to freshen up the plywood animals on the Chamber of Commerce fence as a community beautification project. Although it may just be a day camp, these youngsters will be learning introductory skills on how to survive overnight in the forest. These skills include learning how to navigate, cook delicious meals, build a forest friendly shelter, and stay bear aware.

They may even become such outdoor masters that they can afford the luxury of building nature musical instruments and forming a forest band! If you are a six-12 year old or your child is and you are interested in having an adventurous summer, contact us at getwildcamp@ or come visit us on July 1, 2, or 3 at #203 Patlar building and catch the early bird registration from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.   We also have $100 subsidies available, contact us to apply. If you or your child is interested in spending more than only one week with us, don’t worry, our schedule and our trip location will be changing week to week. At Wildsight Golden we thank Columbia Valley Credit Union for a generous $1,000 donation and our other sponsors including Shannon Hood with Sunlife Financial, Louisiana Pacific, IGA, Fairley and Scott Barristers & Solicitors, DJ’s Paper Place, Golden Dental Centre, and Golden Community Resource Society for helping make sure this summer gets a little… you guessed it…. wild!  

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New IH contract pairs Golden with Revelstoke for services Joel Tansey

As of July 31, the East Kootenay Brain Injury Association (EKBIA) will be no longer, the organization will be ceasing operations. That fact has left local outreach worker Deb Gudjonson deeply concerned about what the change will bring. Gudjonson, however, was adamant that her concern did not come from her impending loss of employment, but rather, what the changes might mean for her current roster of clients, which totals approximately 40. A yet to be determined organization will take over Interior Health’s contract for brain injury services in August, and the parameters of the new contract are what’s troubling Gudjonson. Under the new contract, Golden and Revelstoke will be grouped together and allocated 648 direct service hours per year, which works out to 12 and a half hours per week. Direct service hours includes both face to face and telephone contact with clients and does not include travel time or planning and preparation time. The hours will be allocated between Golden and Revelstoke based on need. According to Gudjonson, this falls well short of the service hours she currently provides, which she estimates to be in the area of 30 hours per week of direct service. Her assessment conflicts with that of Lori Seeley, the

practice lead for community integrated health services with Interior Health. “Generally speaking, nothing changes in terms of the service delivery to clients and what we’re actually expecting is that services by and large are going to increase in terms of direct service hours across the East Kootenay area,” Seeley said. According to Seeley, the number of total hours of direct service across the East Kootenays will increase to 2,882 from 2,784. Seeley wasn’t able to supply the number of hours specific to Golden under the old contract. Other indirect service hours, such as awareness, prevention and education work, work that was previously contracted to EKBIA, will be covered by Interior Health under the new contract. “I’d like to reassure the clients in (Golden) that Interior Health feels very strongly that they have a very good plan to respond to the EKBIA’s decision to close their doors… we understand that that transition can be unsettling for clients and we will work to make sure that there’s no gap or delay from their service provision currently until the new provider is in place,” Seeley said. Still, Gudjonson and her clients, who are equally concerned with what the future might hold for brain injury services in the region, remain concerned. One of Gudjonson’s clients wrote in an e-mail that he was concerned what the services would look like beginning in August and what

he was supposed to do when he has “no EKBIA to keep me grounded, fed, advocated, sober and alive. I am disgusted, angered, and absolutely crushed.” Gudjonson, whose current role includes meeting with both clients and their families in order to improve their situation, is concerned that clients such as this one might slip through the cracks and find themselves in trouble under the new contract. “These people need constant support. We’ve built up a pretty good support group in Golden and Invermere,” Gudjonson said. “I’ve got clients phoning me every day in tears...They’re in stress mode.” It’s a concern that Kootenay-Columbia MLA Norm Macdonald shares, and one that he says he has been involved with from the very beginning. “Over the years we’ve established a long-standing relationship with the clients, and actually with the provider as well, so we are concerned and we took immediate action to voice those concerns about any changes to service provisions…we’ve made it clear that we will not tolerate any decrease in front line services to those needing the services because of brain injury,” Macdonald said. As of last week, Seeley said that contract bids remained under review and that a decision with regards to awarding the new contract would be announced in the next couple of weeks.

Pop synth duo fill the square for Summer Kicks Vancouver duo Rococode played in the heat of Spirit Square on June 23. Jessica Schwitek/ Star Photo

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Council will discuss creating own policy  Continued from page 1 “We want to make sure that we are providing the best service possible, especially for safety concerns,” she said. “Sixty per cent of all 911 calls are made from cell phones, and we want to make sure that service is always available.” In May, local resident Inge Clapperton appeared before council requesting that the Town not support the proposal, and that it develop its own Communication Antenna Policy. Without one, companies like Telus refer to the default policy set out by Industry Canada. “If we have our own policy we can develop a consultation process that we’re more comfortable with,” said Armstrong. “That would probably include a bigger notification zone.” With Industry Canada’s policy companies have to notify residents and businesses within three times the tower’s height. With the current proposal, that meant that less than a block received notification. Council is scheduled to discuss the possibility of developing its own policy at the next council meeting. Most larger municipalities do have a policy, but Armstrong says it is less common among smaller ones.

What do you have to tell police when you are the subject of a traffic stop? I’ve often been asked about whether you have to answer the casual conversation at a road check that might include questions like Where are you coming from? Where are you going to? How much have you had to drink tonight? The answer is no, you don’t. Occasionally I would stop a driver who had committed a traffic violation that would roll down their driver’s window half an inch, poke their driver’s licence out and roll the window back up to await service of a ticket. There are a multitude of reasons for doing this, most innocent, but the first thing that had to come to my mind was that they were trying to hide something and it was my job to find out. It was usually the odour of liquor that the driver did not want wafted in my direction. I did have one tool at my disposal to force a short conversation. A driver must state his name and address and the name and address of the vehicle’s registered owner when requested to do so by police. This is also useful for what is known as the Shriver’s Test. Case law has established that these answers, when compared to what is shown on the driver’s licence, strengthens the identification of the driver if they match. Answers to other questions are optional and it is up to you to decide whether you want to provide the information or not. If you choose not to, state your position politely and request that any documents be returned to you so that you may proceed once the officer has completed his or her inquiries. The author is a retired constable with many years of traffic law enforcement experience. To comment or learn more, please visit

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Early learning project needs more funds Jessica Schwitek

Face painting, cotton candy and some live music were a few of the highlights on Saturday as 7/Elevenå hosted an event in support of the Golden Volunteer Firefighters Association. Pictured: Gianna Folino getting her face painted.  Joel Tansey/Star Photo

After years of planning, gaining support and fundraising, the champions of the Early Learning and Care Centre thought they finally had all the pieces in place a few short months ago. But what was described as a “tight budget” and “changes in the construction market” have left the Early Learning and Care Stakeholder Action Group (ELCSAG) under funded for the project. Area A Director Karen Cathcart, who has also been a longtime supporter of the centre, appeared before Town Council requesting their support in contributing Economic Opportunities Fund dollars (a fund that the Town and CSRD jointly control) to the project. “I’m asking for $165,000 from the EOF for the construction of the Early Years Centre,” said Cathcart, adding that the CSRD board had already approved the request. ELCSAG was celebrating earlier in the spring when they thought they had the final grant needed to complete the building, which is to be an addition onto Alexander Park Elementary. Unfortunately when the project went to tender, the lowest bid to come in was $280,000 over their budget. They are currently making some cuts where they can, and are hoping the money from the EOF will be enough. Council approved the money, which is essentially draining the EOF leaving only a few thousand dollars left. It will, however, be replenished later in the summer with roughly $340,000. They did not come to the decision lightly, as many were concerned that $165,000 still wouldn’t be enough to complete the project. “I just don’t want to see this coming back to us in a couple of months,” said Coun. Caleb Moss. ELCSAG had already received $80,000 in EOF funds earlier this year, bring the total to $245,000.

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Castle Fuels hosts customer appreciation BBQ

Castle Fuels held a customer appreciation barbecue on June 26, serving up free hamburgers and smokies at its 10th Ave. N. location. Left to right: Julie-Anne Pearson, Robert Vandriel, Ladine Salsbury, Doug Harding and Tim Ferguson. Right photo: Ferguson works the grill.  Joel Tansey/Star Photo

Donation by late Golden resident allows for Durand renovations Interior Health Submitted Thanks to a significant donation by the estate of Annie Hammond, seniors at Henry M. Durand Manor residential care home will have a larger, updated common space for gatherings and activities. “I thank the late Annie Hammond and her executors for this generous donation, which will benefit seniors living at Durand Manor for years to come,” said Darryl Plecas, Parliamentary Secretary for Seniors. “The funding will help enhance the common areas for residents and reflects the manor’s resident-centred focus by providing additional space for activities so they can enjoy their golden years.” Durand Manor is an Interior Health owned and operated care home with 26 residential care beds and two short stay beds. This project will include a new single story

building to replace the existing round room attached The value of the original donation and accumulatto the main building. After renovations, the new addi- ed interest totals more than $691,000 and will cover tion will include a multi-use space for family meetings, the renovations and additional equipment for the new resident and community client activities, and a hair/spa space. salon. Renovations will also improve access for Durand “We are very excited to see these renovations to Manor residents to the secure outside garden area. improve the common areas for our residents take place,” “The generosity of the late Annie Hammond and her said Erica Phillips, Acute Health Services Administrator, executors is truly outstanding,” said IH Board Chair East Kootenay. “Without the Hammond donation, these Erwin Malzer. “The renovations to Durand Manor will enhancements to Durand Manor would not be possible. support the care we provide to seniors in the Golden Interior Health has awarded Thinkspace Architecture area.” Planning Interior Design the contract to design the new Hammond, a longtime resident of Golden who passed space at Durand Manor. Tato r gcree t e d The I n iproject t i a t i viseexpected f o r O lto d eber completed W o r k e rin s the sumaway in 2002, stipulated that her donation be used ate or enhance residences of senior citizens in her com- mer of 2016. Interior Health is committed to promotJob Skills Training Opportunity munity. In consultation with her executors, Interior ing healthy lifestyles and providing a wide range of qualHealth determined this important renovation for Dur- ity healthcare services to more than 742,000 people livWho is this and Manor was a good project to honour Hammond’s ing for? across B.C.’s vast interior. For more information, visit contribution to local seniors. Participants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

RCMP Report: Significant funds stolen after Riverhouse break-in Joel Tansey The RCMP responded to 43 files last week, including 15 reports of erratic driving on the highways. Break in at the Riverhouse On June 20, RCMP received a report of a break and enter at the Riverhouse. The breakin happened sometime overnight. An individual entered the pub through a window and stole what police called “a large sum of money.” Anyone with any information regarding this theft is asked to contact police. Collision without insurance On the morning of June 21,

police responded to a minor collision at the junction of Highway 1 and Highway 95. A driver was turning left to go westbound on Highway 1 and struck a car travelling eastbound. Both drivers were unharmed in the accident. The driver that was turning left was uninsured and a violation ticket was issued. False alarms at local businesses On the afternoon of June 22, Police responded to an alarm from People’s Drug Mart. It was later determined that the alarm had been activated accidentally by an employee. A night later, the alarm at Signature Clothing was activated. This too was determined to be a false alarm.

Attempted theft In the early hours of June 26, an intoxicated male attempted to break into a vehicle on the 900 block of 14th St. S. The male had outstanding warrants in Dawson Creek. He was taken into police custody and spent the night lodged in cells until he had sobered up. He was released with a promise to appear in court in Dawson Creek. Loud party on 5th St. S. A group of teenagers were asked to quiet down after their party created a disturbance on the night of June 26. The teens, who were supervised by adults in the house, complied with the request and turned their music down.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015 The Golden Star

Pedestrian safety on highway

Every year I have to psych myself up a bit before heading into the graduation season. It’s a very busy and exciting time for the graduates and their families, and is also a busy time for the newspaper. The graduation supplement in this week’s issue is one of the Golden Star’s largest of the - I SURMISE year. By Jessica Schwitek Some of the business owners in town are certainly feeling it as well, as anyone who sells grad-related products or services were run off their feet. I always enjoy the excitement in the air, but I have to admit, I dread the ceremony. Graduation ceremonies are a major milestone in students’ lives, as well as their families’ lives. It’s a stepping stone to the next chapter of their journey, and the fruition of all their hard work. For a non-student, non-relative, however, they can drag on a little. In my time with the Golden Star, I have attended four graduation ceremonies for Golden Secondary School. I never look forward to the notion of sitting in a hot building for two hours while students, most of whom I don’t know, accept their diplomas and bursaries. And with this past weekend’s heat wave I wasn’t expecting a particularly enjoyable evening. I was pleasantly surprised. The entire evening moved smoothly, and quickly. The speeches were quite entertaining, even for someone like myself who didn’t know the students and most of the staff. It seemed very inclusive. There were loud cheers coming from the audience and the grads for every single student who crossed the stage. The list of bursary and scholarship winners was also very diverse, proving that there is a wide range of talented students in this year’s graduating class. The last line of the Valedictorian’s speech was “may we all meet again in ten years’ time.” I was struck by how genuine it seemed, how much this group of young adults treasured their time together. High school reunions seem to be losing their relevance, and things like Facebook keep us all up to date on our former classmates’ lives. But it wouldn’t surprise me if the majority of the grad class of 2015 really did make it back for their first of many high school reunions. I hope they do. The Valedictorian also said that the friendships that are forged in high school are some of the strongest you will ever have. He’s right, and it’s inspiring to see that this class recognizes it as well. Congratulations to all the graduates of 2015 (and the family and friends who helped them get there).

Editor, Recently my daughter got a job on the strip. She is 13.  Most of the time we drive her up and down to work but on occasion, and it hasn’t happened yet, we won’t be able to drive her up there and she will have to bike or walk.  Just as a precaution, I decided we better bike up there together and figure out the best way to cross the multiple lanes of traffic.  We biked up to the junction of the Trans Canada Highway and tried to find somewhere to cross the road safely - there were no safe areas for her, or anyone else, to cross the road.   Yes there is a sidewalk but it’s a sidewalk that leads to nowhere; it just goes out onto the Trans Canada and ends.   After searching for somewhere that would be a suitable crossing area, we finally came up with the option of getting off her bike after the bridge and crossing two lanes of highway (rather than the four lanes where the sidewalk is) and bike or walk against the oncoming traffic.  At least this way she could make her way to the traffic lights to cross over the four lanes of traffic.  As we were doing this some-

Jumbo To the editor On June 16, 2015, the B.C. Government, by way of our Minister of Environment, Mary Polak, announced that the Jumbo Glacier Resort (JGR) has not made a ‘sub-

one came around the corner to drive into Golden and cut the corner, narrowly missing us, as they looked over their shoulder to see if there was any vehicle they had to yield to turning left to drive into Golden from the Trans Canada. It didn’t really make me feel good about letting a 13 year old, or anyone for that matter, bike or walk up there. Every time I have driven up to drop her off at work there is someone walking to or from Golden on the strip. It’s not just people walking or biking to and from work but there are residential areas up there as well.  Some form of pedestrian crossing would be very much appreciated by the many people who need to get to and from the strip to Golden. It’s really nice to see the beautification projects that are being implemented on the Trans Canada but should we not be more concerned about the safety of the citizens in Golden rather than the aesthetics of the area for the visitors passing through? Maybe something is in the works but to be honest I think that this is something that should be addressed sooner than later. Shannon Hood Golden

stantial start.’ CBC re- announced that several times. The Jumbo Wild public is elated thinking Mary’s announcement means Jumbo will be wild forever. Yet the gov’t is only half of the equation. Today I talked with my gov’t contact person in the Mountain Resort Branch of the Ministry of Forest,

Lands and Natural Resource Operations. That office specifically handles the Master Development Agreement, which, when issued in 2010, allowed JGR to put a shovel in the ground and work toward their ‘substantial start’ to be achieved by Oct. 12, 2014. Continued on page 7

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Do you think that the highway strip is a friendly place for pedestrians? Stars to Karen for the great picture job. Stars to John at Tru Hardware for the great service to the Senior Centre.   Stars to Columbia Valley Credit Union for the Little Tykes Gas & Go Mower,  she will so enjoy it.

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“Absolutely not. It’s tough to cross that highway.”

“No, I wouldn’t think that would be a good place to be a pedestrian.”

“No. I walk there for work all the time. I just run when I see cars coming.”

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A truck full of stars to the wonderful people who helped one of our residents and came to get me when she fell on the road. May you always find kindness wherever you go. Thanks! :) Hard working stars to the Town for our new Ped Xing Park in front of Moon River. Special accolades to the Human

Dynamo; a single individual who works like a one-man crew. Big grinning stars to naked motorcyclists :) A freight car full of stingers to the driver in a pickup truck who pulled out of the CPR entrance in front of me, causing a sudden stop by me. Then dawdling down the passing lane. Stars to Jason and his crew for doing such an awesome job on our addition!

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Continued from page 6 The Resort Development Branch “had no forewarning about the announcement and were equally surprised. The announcement implies many things. All this will take some time to figure out. There is much interest in what happens next”, my contact said. It is the Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) which takes care of compliance, or in this case, non-compliance. I learned, “First the JGR people will meet with the EAO and then they’ll know better in which direction to head. It is possible that they’ll simply walk away.” We do recall that when the recent avalanche report came in, the EAO offered a reprieve to JGR in order to move the foundations out of the non-compliance zone. Thus far there there has been no report that that they have accepted that offer. And, at the time when the EAO announced the noncompliance conclusion, Thomas Oberti (son of Oberto, in whose portfolio is the JGR) is quoted in the Calgary Herald as, “we knew we were putting the foundations in avalanche zones.” So the plot thickens as the old saying goes. Rowena Eloise Kootenay Coalition for Jumbo Wild

Five Gold stars to Glacier Raft Company. The lunch and the ride were amazing. You Gotta Ride Here.

Free admission on Canada Day Parks Canada Submitted Yoho, Kootenay and Banff National Parks are ready to welcome people from all over the world this Canada Day and the 2015 summer season. Entry fees into all national parks are free on Canada Day. Parks Canada provides a variety of activities for those looking to get outside. Please be advised that we are expecting some hotter than average temperatures in the coming weeks so we recommend that people refrain from over exerting themselves at the hottest parts of the day and choose trails with lots of shade. Dress in light, loose clothing, wear a hat and sunscreen and drink and pack plenty of water.

You can achieve great things when you stand for what’s right People in the communities I represent want to make decisions for themselves. People in this area do not want to have decisions imposed upon them and they are willing to stand and fight for that right. While that willingness to take action is a big part of being a resident of the Kootenays, it is also critical to our democracy. An example is the cancelation of the Environmental Assessment Certificate for Jumbo Glacier Resort. Environment Minister Mary Polak concluded that after ten years, efforts made by the resort proponent were not significant enough to warrant the continuation of the certificate. In many ways, this seemed like the only possible decision the Minister could make. But after more than a decade of decisions by the BC Liberals on this file that defied common sense or any possibility of good governance, the correct decision by the Minister of Environment came as a pleasant surprise.

I believe that this government, which has promoted this resort without any regard for the wishes of the local residents nor any particular attachment to the realities of the situation, would not have reached this decision to cancel the certificate without the steady and ongoing work of citizens who fought to have the government respect First Nation’s interests and the will of the local people. It is an excellent reminder that even when it takes a decade or more our willingness to fight for what is right can make a huge difference. The people of the Kootenays fought effectively against the privatization of our rivers when dozens of our local rivers were slated for private river diversion projects. The BC Liberal plan to give away our rivers resulted in a massive outcry in communities across the region. The people of British Columbia fought effectively against the imposition of the Harmonized Sales Tax and we won the right to have a referendum on the tax. We went on to win that referendum against a well-funded pro-

HST group. The power of the people beat a government that misrepresented their intentions about the tax prior to an election, and then did everything they could to keep the people quiet. Kootenay residents are not complacent. They are passionate about their beliefs and are willing to work hard for what they know is right. - Norm Macdonald And Kootenay residents MLA Columbia River-Revelstoke demand that their political representatives stand with them on these issues. Over the last 10 years, you have set the agenda for the work I do, and it is truly satisfying to see the results we can achieve when we stand together to make the right thing happen.

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Golden Cinema presents: Inside Out (3D) Showing July 3-9. Shows are at 7pm daily. 3pm Matinees on Saturday and Sunday.

This Week Art Gallery of Golden presents: Lyn Baldwin, Finding Place: Exploring Home through Field Journal Art. At the AGOG from June 19-Sept. 9.

Wed, July 1

Golden Farmers’ Market Wednesday mar ket. Downtown. Canada Day Kicking Horse Dash in Spirit Square 5 & 10 kms. Pancake breakfast to follow. Old fashioned family funfilled Canada Day: Spirit Square. Hot dogs and soft drinks available. 12pm cake cutting & O Canada. Golden Team Redline Car Show downtown Golden, 12-5pm. Pool Party: from 2-5pm at the municipal swimming pool. Regular admission rates apply. Canada Day fireworks 10:55pm at the Golden Municipal Campground. Kicking Horse Mountain Resort: Grand opening of Via Ferrata, Cake, BBQ Horseshoe Tournament: Hosted by Gentleman’s Leisure Club. 3pm-7pm. Golden Public Health presents Baby Talk for new parents and kids every Wed., 1:30-3pm in the Early Learning Centre. 12 months and under. 250-344-3001 for more info. Hapkido Mar tial Ar ts Wed., Arena Lounge 6-7pm (kids) 7:158:15pm (adults). Parent and Tot Play Group Wed. 10:30am12pm at the Rec Plex. Follows school schedule. 344-2000 for info. Golden & District Historical Society AGM Wednesday, June 24 at 6pm at the museum.

Thurs, July 2 Men’s Basketball Thur. 7:30-9:30pm at the Rec Plex.

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Bridge Club every Thur. at the Senior’s Centre 1-4pm. 250-344-5448. Golden Toastmasters Thursdays, 7:30pm at College of the Rockies. Mountain Magic Quilters Guild Thur., 7:30-9pm in the GSS sewing room. New members/guests welcome, annual membership is $25. Jam Night at the Golden Taps Pub every Thursday. A.A Meetings Thursdays, at the Family Centre, 421 9th Ave N. All meetings are open and start at 8pm. Golden Youth Centre Band Of Guys drop-in for male teens (12-18) every Thursday 3:45-5:30pm. Cribbage at the Golden Seniors Centre ever y Thursday from 1-3pm. English Language Classes, free! Tue. & Thur. 10am-12pm. 3448392 to register. Kicking Horse Culture presents: Summer Kicks A Midsummer Night’s Dream - 52nd Street Project. Special show at the Civic Centre, free.

Fri, July 3 A.A Meetings Fridays at the Lutheran Church basement 915 - 9th St S. All meetings are open and start at 8pm. Golden Youth Centre drop-in Fridays from 3:307:30pm. Meat Draw every Friday at The Legion 5:30pm. Friday Night Bridge at 7pm at St. Andrew’s Centre for Peace. 250344-5448. Mother Goose Program Fri. 10:30-11:30am at the Early Years Centre. Snacks are included. Special Olympics “FUNdamentals” youth program Fri. 9-10am at APES. For children 7-12 years with intellectual disabilities. Call 250919-0757 for info. FREE Settlement Services to help newcomers to Canada with English language training, citizenship, community resources, banking, housing, and more! Fridays from 9-11am. Call 250344-8392. Castle Fuels is hosting

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Sat, July 4

Meat Draw Saturdays at The Legion 5pm. A.A Meetings Sat. at the Golden Museum. All meetings are open and start at 8pm. Saturday Lego Club at the Library from 11am12pm for all school aged children. Golden Farmers’ Market Saturday market July 4 from 10am-3pm in Spirit Square. Mountain Top Concert Series Featuring Joe Nolan at Eagles Eye Restaurant. Tickets and info at kickinghorseresor events.

Sun, July 5 Sunday Howl open mic at the Wolf’s Den Sundays 4-8pm. Magic the Gathering Game To u r n a m e n t 12-5pm at Bizarre Entertainment.

Mon, July 6

Heroclix League 6-9pm Mondays at Bizarre Entertainment. Picnic in the Park Play & Chat Mondays from 11:30am-1:30pm at the Alexander Park Elementary playground. N.A Meetings Mon. in the Library basement. 8pm. Golden Youth Centre drop-in ever y Monday from 5-8pm. Nicholson Parent & Tot Mondays from 9-11am at Nicholson School. Crafts at the Seniors Centre ever y Monday from 1--3pm. Art classes at the Golden Seniors Centre ever y Monday from 10am-3pm. Hapkido Mar tial Ar ts Mon., Arena Lounge 6-7pm (kids) 7:158:15pm (adults). Al-Anon Group meets Mondays at the Women’s Centre from 6-7pm. 3446492 for more info.

Tues, July 7 A.A Meetings Tues. at

the United Church 901 11th Ave S. Alley Ent. All meetings are open and start at 8pm. Golden Youth Centre drop-in Tuesdays from 3:30-7:30pm. Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 Edition Tuesdays 6-9pm at Bizarre Entertainment. FREE Settlement Services to help newcomers to Canada with English training, citizenship, community resources, banking, housing, and more! Tues. 1-3pm. 250344-8392. Golden Shotokan Karate Tues. & Thurs. 6-6:45pm (kids) 7-8:30pm (adults). Bingo at the Seniors Centre ever y Tuesday from 1-3pm. Grab a Granny and Go, Tuesdays at 3:30pm at Durand Manor. T.O.P.S (take off pounds sensibly) Family Centre, Tue., 6-7pm. 344-7228, 344-6492 for more details. English Language Classes, free! Tue. & Thur. 10am-12pm. 3448392 to register. Rockwater Grill & Ba

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Golden Farmers’ Market, Wednesday market July 8, CP Parking lot. Kicking Horse Culture presents: Summer Kicks. July 8. Sofiella Watt & The Huckleberry Bandits, with the Parson Jazz Cooperative. Spirit Square at 7pm. All ages. Free. Golden Farmers’ Market Saturday market July 11 from 10am-3pm in Spirit Square. Aman Virk Memorial Golf Tournament July 11. Toonie Bikeword Race out! Get the July 11 at Kicking Horse Mountain Resor t. The ultimate DH Biking Showdown. $2 per rider. Kicking Horse Culture presents: Summer Kicks. July 15. Ayrad with Carl Trinkwon. Spirit Square at 7pm. All ages. Free. Do you have a community event coming up? Let us know and we’ll put it in our Community Events Calendar. 250-344-5251.

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Five piece band out of Nelson playing Summer Kicks show Golden Star Staff

Sofiella Watt and the Huckleberry Bandits, a five piece folka-billy blues group out of Nelson will headline the July 8 Summer Kicks show in Spirit Square.  Photo Submitted

The Net Result: Supremacy a rather inferior thriller Joel Tansey Supremacy offers a timely look at race issues in the United States, given the recent events in Charleston, South Carolina, but unfortunately it supplies woefully little in the way of legitimate substance, preferring to supply cheap thrills across a relatively thin plot. The film, directed by Dean Taylor, is based on true events and chronicles the story of Garrett Tully (played by Joe Anderson), a neo-Nazi who is released from prison at the movie’s outset. Garrett’s girlfriend Doreen (Dawn Olivieri), a drug abusing mother of one, picks Tully up from prison and the two find trouble almost instantly. The pair get pulled over by a black police officer and the situation escalates in a hurry, with Garrett shooting the officer multiple times before fleeing the scene. Their attempts to evade capture take them to the rural residence of the Walkers, a six-person family that includes a pair of young children, one an infant. Garrett and Doreen hold the family hostage as they attempt to figure out their next steps in what becomes an increasingly desperate situation. Naturally, Garrett’s racism gets the best of him and he continues to act in a vicious, unthinking manner while attempting to keep both the situa-

tion and Doreen under control. On the positive side, Supremacy is well acted, with both Andersen and Olivieiri delivering believable performances as the villains and Danny Glover as his usual, steady self in a role as the Walker patriarch. The rest of the Walker family also contributes genuine performances that appear befitting of the situation. The problem with Supremacy is that it arrives at the movie’s end game far too quickly. The initial murder, followed by the setup of the hostage situation, all take place within the film’s first 20 minutes. From there, it’s a lengthy, 80 minute slog to the finish line with an ending that is predictable and rather bland. The film does employ the occasional flashback, but I can’t say many of them were done with great effect and it fails in its attempts to fully flesh out the main characters. There’s also little character background given for the Walkers, with only bits and pieces revealed throughout the movie, making it difficult to truly care about their respective fates. Supremacy is worth a look if you’re in the mood for a somewhat intense crime story with some solid acting performances. Otherwise, stay away. Supremacy is worthy of just 5 mouse clicks out of 10.

Sofiella Watt is an independent folkstress from the east coast of Australia, who comfortably labels herself as a self taught guitarist, banjo plucker, songwriter, bread baker, vagrant and washboard enthusiast. She met her musical match in Jimmy Maher and Sofiella Watt and Huckleberry Jim was born. The pair embarked on an extensive tour of Australia where they performed in backyards, bars, lounge rooms and rooftops. After a move to Nelson, the pair were joined by Lee Campese on drums, David Reid on mandolin and Hunter Stanway on upright bass, creating the current lineup for Sofiella Watt and the Huckleberry Bandits. Billing themselves as a five piece that is “sure to get the house jumping’ with their down home brand of folka-billy blues”, the group will take to the Summer Kicks stage on July 8 along with popular local jazz group, the Parson Jazz Cooperative, who will supply the in between act. The free show will begin at 7 p.m.

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The cast of the 52nd Street Project’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream production poses for a cast photo. The group, out of Brooklyn, New York, will be performing a free show at the Civic Centre on July 3.  Photo Submitted

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RURAL ACREAGES 2166A Blaeberry Road....................38.6 acres.......................................... $369,000 Lot 3, Forde Station Road...................... 3.16 acres .................................................$89,900 866 Highway #95, South.................101 acres........................................... $569,900 Blaeberry Valley Estates...........2 acreages available........from $118,300 to $195,300 Lot 2, Campbell Road...................... 2.5 acres ................................................. $120,000 1286 Horsecreek Road....................1.03 acres............................................ $89,500 Reflection Lake Road................ 3 acreages available......from $130,000 to $280,000 3140 Imler Road..........................18.03 acres......................................$99,600 588 Habart Road ........................... 2.14 acres........................................ $139,600

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RURAL ACREAGES 646 Lower Habart Rd....................... 4.8 acres..................................................$399,000 Lot A, Highway #95 South.................5.8 acres..................................................$189,000 Black Bear Drive.......................5 acreages available.......from $149,900 to $220,900

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Cycling Club volunteer works with team to build trail networks Joel Tansey Richard Seward has seen mountain biking in Golden explode since he first took up the sport in the 1980s, and his involvement has been a key component of the sport’s development on a local level. When Seward bought his first bike, mountain biking in Golden, and in Canada as a whole, was still in its infancy. “There was a core group of maybe a dozen or so people in town riding,” Seward recalled. Later, then Recreation Officer, Jon Wilsgard, opened up the Moonraker trails and it become the go-to area for cross country rid-

ing. However, the growing number of cycling enthusiasts eventually outgrew the available trails in the area, and it became clear that more development was needed. Seward joined the Cycling Club in 2008. The president at the time, Andy Bostock, gave him a call and asked him to become the director for the Moonraker trail network. “I said I would. I thought I saw some opportunities there for improving the system,” Seward said. Initially, Seward focused on maintenance issues and fixing up some of the existing trails, but he soon developed bigger plans.

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“It occurred to me that what we needed to do was link those trails to the town, so I started planning for the eventual construction of the CBT mainline trail,” Seward said. Building the CBT mainline was no small task for a crew that had little in the way of trail building experience. “We really had no experience running a trail crew or building a new trail or anything like that…it all worked out well. I put the call out for a trail crew and we had a really good response,” Seward said. “I didn’t realize how successful we were until I noticed how many people were using the trail.” Seward noticed that many people were riding the CBT trail as a standalone trail, rather than as simply a connector to the Moonraker network, leading to the development of off-shoot trails that turned CBT into its own trail network. The CBT Mainline trail opened in 2010, with off-shoots Old Age, Treachery and Take it Easy opening the following year. Seward says he is in the process of taking a step back from his

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Richard Seward joined the Golden Cycling Club in 2008 and jumped right in with trail building and maintenance, including the construction of the CBT network.  Joel Tansey/Star Photo trail,” Seward said. “He time-consuming role writing funding appli- work. For Seward, as well as must have chased me with the Cycling Club, cations, a job he has although it has been a filled for the past five the rest of the dedicat- for about 10 minutes, ed team at the Golden just to thank me… slow move to the back- years. ground. Always humble, Sew- Cycling Club, volun- the people he was rid“I really enjoy the ard is quick to give teering can be a richly ing with mentioned to whole volunteer credit to the other rewarding experience him that I was the perboard members of the that’s best exemplified son responsible (for thing,” Seward said. the trails). I get these It isn’t just trail Cycling Club, specif- by one gentleman. “It was last year, I occasional things hapdevelopment and ically naming Chad maintenance that Gennings and War- actually had some- pening and you know keeps him busy with ren Chambers as huge body from out of town that what you’re doing the club. Seward is contributors to the chase me down as I is having a real positive also heavily involved in CBT Mainline net- was going down the effect.”

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Golden’s newest lawyer with Ewan & McKenzie, Brent Desruisseaux, was sworn in last month. Jessica Schwitek/ Star Photo

After a year of putting in hours, Brent Desruisseaux has been sworn in as Golden’s newest lawyer. Desruisseaux didn’t realize at the beginning of his road towards a law career that it would bring him here, but he’s certainly glad that it did. “There’s not many places where you can be in court in the morning, and ripping down White Wall in the afternoon,” he said. “None of my law school friends can say that.” Originally obtaining a degree in philosophy, he soon realized that he needed to find a more “employable” profession. “Law seemed like a really natural next step.” Like so many people who find themselves staying in Golden, Desruisseaux came for a job right after law school. “I had been on a roadtrip

through the Kootenay area, and I kind of fell in love with the mountain culture,” said the Alberta native. “So I thought this would be a good fit for me.” He started with Ewan and McKenzie Law Office last August, and has settled into the community as well. Not only is he enjoying the active lifestyle that Golden has to offer, including downhill skiing and mountain biking, Desruisseaux also finds that practising law in a small town like this gives him a stronger connection to the community than it would if he were working in a city. “It’s definitely nice being able to work with real people,” said Desruisseaux, noting that many of his former classmates simply have corporations as clients. “I’m very fortunate, the community has been very welcoming. And I couldn’t ask for better mentors in Glen (Ewan) and Bruce (McKenzie).”

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Gymnastics Club loses veteran member

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Kicking Horse Gymnastics Club (KHGC) is losing a valued Club member this year. Jasmine Wan is graduating from Golden Secondary School and will be heading off to the University of British Columbia Okanagan to begin studies that will lead toward becoming a physiotherapist. Jasmine began her involvement with KHGC as a participant in a summer camp in 2009. In the Fall Session she began participating in an advanced group that competed at the Interclub Level (a beginner competitive group). She quickly progressed along with her teammates to advance into the Provincial System, so much so that she qualified to compete at the BC Artistic Gymnastics Championships in 2012 and again in 2014. Jasmine also became a C-IT (Coach-In-Training) when she was 14 and at 15 she was able to begin taking her National Coaching Certification Programs to become

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Golden’s Jasmine Wan works as a gymnastics judge at the recent Coconut Cup.  Photo Submitted a fully certified Level 1 Gymnastics Coach. She has been coaching ever since, helping to provide awesome afterschool gymnastics programming along with the staff team at KHGC. Jasmine added being a judge to her portfolio, as she judged at the most recent competition in the zone, the

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The Golden RCMP Detachment would like to thank the following businesses for their generous support of the 30th Annual Golden Detachment Charity Golf Tournament. The recipients of this year’s Bursaries are Mackenzie Anderson, Amelia Birnie, Leland Birnie, Josh Hiroaka, Mallory Mackay & Piper Noble.

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And a special thank you to our volunteers Marianne, Terri, Chris, Randy, Ricki, Judy, and Nuala & Sandra for all your assistance. Again the members of the Golden RCMP thank the businesses for their continued support. This tournament would not be a success without it. Our sincerest apologies to any business we may have missed.


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Ruth Wixon grew up in the house her mother received as a gift

- Turning Back the Pages By Colleen Palumbo

My eyes welled up with tears when I saw the “For Sale” sign posted at Wixon House. This amazing little heritage home was bequeathed to the Town of Golden by Ruth Wixon, who recognized its value as a heritage building. She was sure, based on conversations with the pol-

iticians of the day that the home would be gratefully accepted and honoured, which it was. A bylaw was created to protect it and Ruth was content in the knowledge that her home would be cared for. A new council saw the matter differently, making the decision to divest themselves of the property. A sad day indeed! My eyes welled up but I’m sure that Ruth hasn’t quit crying from heaven. I’m sure she would have made different arrangements had she known that her contract with the Town would not be honoured. The last member of a pioneer family, Ruth

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Wixon passed away in the early morning of November 14, 2007 at age 91. Ruth’s father, Arthur George Wixon was born in Christmas Common, Watlington, Oxfordshire, England in 1871. He was educated at Cookley School near Henley on the Thames, then went on to Cudston College for a while, but he preferred working in large gardens. In 1896 he came to Canada, arriving in Manitoba where he remained for a year before coming to this area. He worked in Donald helping to move some of the buildings to Golden. To his credit he worked with surveyor James Brady on the survey of Wilmer, B.C. For eight years he worked as an engineer on the riverboats “Duchess” and “Muskrat” as well as the government dredge. He also worked as a lumber shipper and a grader for the CRL. He was very active in the commun-

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ity. A member of the I.O.O.F. for 61 years, having joined while still in England. On June 1, 1912 he married Mabel Dawson, a young woman born in Oxford England who had only arrived three days before. Mabel had worked for one of Britian’s famous eye surgeons, Sir John Tweedie. In 1913, a son, Joseph, was born to the couple. Unfortunately Joseph passed away just four days after his birth. Daughter Ruth was to follow in 1916 and was an only child. Mabel was an ardent garden and seamstress. She spent the biggest part of her life caring for others in her own humble way. She was always willing to lend a hand. She was an honourary member of the Golden & District Historical Society, a Noble Grand of the Yoho Rebecca Lodge, a member of the Senior Citizens Society and many others. Ruth grew up in the house that her father gave her mother as a wedding gift in 1912 and she loved it so much that she was determined to preserve its history by maintaining the house as it was when she was

Ruth Wixon’s house, pictured, was left to the Town of Golden after her passing.  Photo courtesy of the Golden Museum a girl. She went to school in Golden until she was about 16 years old when she went to work to help the family, as the Depression was hard on everyone and her father was having difficulty finding work. They took in laundry and did lots of other odd jobs to make ends meet. Ruth went to work at the hospital and many of today’s population who are in their 50s and 60s can thank her for their safe arrival into the world. She loved to help people and cared for people in and out of the hospital as her mother had.

She also worked as one of Golden’s first telephone operators, back when everyone was on one line and you had to listen to the short and long rings. If you were two shorts and three longs, that was how many times it rang it was for you. Ruth’s career as an operator came to an end when the system in Golden became automated. She did so many things in the community. One of the things that she did that she enjoyed the most was to help new Chinese immigrants learn English. She took great pride

in her garden and used her abundant harvest to help people in need. She enjoyed travelling and drove her own car until her poor eyesight caused her to stop and then she was fortunate to have friends who would take her out. Ruth was never married but not for lack of trying, she was engaged twice. Once to a young fellow named Fred and once to a fellow named Gabriel. With Fred she spent many hours fly fishing at the Black Water lakes. Ruth will be forever missed by her many family and friends in and around Golden.

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and your family. And what of your medical expenses after you retire? Most Canadians don’t have a company pension; if you do have one, the odds are increasing that it won’t include medical benefits. For retirees, this looms as a pressing financial concern. The 2014 Sun Life Canadian Health Index found that two-thirds of Canadians are worried about their health deteriorating as they age, but only one-fifth had saved money or otherwise planned financially to deal with the cost of poor health. Types of health insurance Health insurance in its various forms can help address these gaps. Personal health insurance covers medical and dental expenses not covered by your provincial plan. Critical illness insurance pays you a sum of money to use as you wish if you’re diagnosed with a serious health issue that’s covered by your policy (provided the waiting period required by your policy has passed). Longterm care insurance covers health care costs over an extended period of time. Your expenses will be reimbursed or you will receive an income benefit during the period you require care. Disability insurance pays you a percentage of your salary if you are under age 65 and can’t continue working due to an injury or illness. Travel insurance is another form of health care coverage, protecting you against medical costs when you are travelling to another province or another country. This column is sponsored by Shannon Hood with Sunlife Financial.

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Golden Faith Column: Judgement is coming Many have wondered and feared the coming judgment, which is referred to more than 1,000 times in the Bible. Everyone who has ever lived and has accepted the “woman’s Seed” (Genesis 3:15) [Jesus Christ] as his/her Saviour should have no fears or worries. Daniel gives us an insight into that judgment: “I watched as thrones were put in place and the Ancient One [God the Father] sat down to judge. His clothing was as white as snow, His hair like whitest wool.” (Daniel 7:9) The judgment is set,

and God the Father sits down to judge. “He sits on a fiery throne with wheels of blazing fire, and a river of fire flowed from His presence.” (Daniel 7:9, 10) Daniel describes the throne but it is evident that he is lost for words to describe the glory of the throne, and he reports the number of angels attending the judgment as innumerable! “Millions of angels ministered to Him, and a hundred million stood to attend Him. Then the court began its session, and the books were opened.” (Daniel 7:10)

Everyone is going to be judged by what is written in those books. There are different books mentioned in the Bible so that all can have a clear understanding of how all are going to be judged. The standard, by which all are going to be judged are the Ten Commandments — according to James 2:8-13. The Bible refers to the “Book of Life,” — that is where we all need to have our names written. “A Book of Remembrance.” A “Book of Iniquity,” — all our sins are recorded there. And a “Book of the

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Peoples.” Both Solomon — the wisest man who ever lived other than Jesus — and Matthew wrote that every thought is judged. And Paul wrote that there is nothing hidden from God and everyone will be judged accordingly. Then Daniel saw “Someone who looked like the Son of Man [Jesus Christ] coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient One and was led into His presence. He was given authority, honor, and royal power over all the nations of the world, so that people of every race and nation and language might serve Him.” (Daniel 7:13, 14) Jesus, at the judgment, is introduced as coming into God’s presence and “His dominion is an everlasting dominion which will not pass away; and His kingdom is one which will not be destroyed.” (Daniel

-Pastor Frank JohnsonSeventh-Day Adventist Church

7:14) “The Ancient One came and judged in favor of the ‘holy people’ of the Most High.” (Daniel 7:22) So, before Jesus returns, the judgment sits and Jesus defends everyone who has ever lived according to His standards, even if they never knew Him but He knew them, — and they’re called “holy people”. Everyone is judged and a decision is made in heaven to determine who will be taken to heaven when Jesus returns to earth — called His Second Coming.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015 The Golden Star

Local athlete Simram Dhami pleased after successful rookie year with SAIT Trojans Joel Tansey Simram Dhami didn’t think she’d end up playing volleyball at the post-secondary level, but after a successful first year with the SAIT Trojans, which included being named the team’s rookie of the year, it’s safe to say volleyball has become her top athletic priority. Originally a basketball player, volleyball became her sport of choice after she began playing in high school for the Golden Secondary School Eagles. “I started in Grade 8, just kind of playing it for fun, for something to do before basketball season. I always pictured myself playing basketball,” she explained. “(In Grade 10) I moved up to senior and started playing for (senior coaches) Krista (Fouillard) and (Ron) Ainsley, and that’s really when I had second thoughts about volleyball. Up until then I was always basketball, basketball, basketball. “After Grade 10 I started focusing a lot more on volleyball…(Later) Ainsley started talking to me about plaiying after high school. He’s an amazing coach. That just helped me out so much.” In addition to her contributions with GSS, Dhami joined club teams as her skill level continued to improve, playing in Invermere in Grade 11 and Cranbrook in Grade 12, winning a second tier gold medal in the latter season. “That’s when the (post-secondary) coaches could come and watch me and that’s when SAIT contacted me,” she said. Being a student-athlete is not an easy task, especially considering all the adjustments Dhami had to make academically as she moved from high school to SAIT in the fall of 2014. Her success in her first year is a testament to her dedication both on the volleyball court and in the classroom, although she admits it wasn’t always easy. “It was hard at the beginning, I’m not going to lie…I didn’t know anyone when I first moved and I was away from home for the first time and school was piling up and volleyball was stressing me out,” she recalled. “Once I got to know my teammates better, you kind of work it out with them…You do kind of have to balance it out with (academics).” Over time, Dhami’s improving skills led to an increasingly significant role for her on the volleyball court, eventually taking on responsibilities that are normally out of reach for first year players. By the end of the season, she was regularly one of the first players off the bench. While her above average height might seem like an advantage - Dhami is listed at 5’9” - she’s actually undersized for women’s volleyball, especially at her position in the middle, where some of her opponents measure well above six feet. “I feel tall when I come to Golden…and then I went to SAIT and I’m probably one of the shortest middles in the league,” Dhami said. “That makes it hard sometimes…I focus a lot on my jumping and my jump training in the gym.” As a middle, Dhami is responsible for blocking back enemy attacks and establishing a strong presence at the net, while also supplying the occasional hit. And while this is the offseason, that won’t necessarily mean that Dhami will be able to take the summer off. She’s been told by her coach to get stronger and will have to remain in top physical condition ahead of the start of the volleyball season, which is a long, gruelling grind from late August to March. Going into her second year, it will be with a different attitude that Dhami will take the court this fall, having already established herself as a presence on the Trojans and been told by her coach that she’ll be a starter right off the hop in 2015/2016. “It was pretty surreal to win rookie of the year. It boosted my confidence for next year,” Dhami said. “Volleyball’s a half-mental game. If you’re down on yourself and you don’t have confidence, you’re not going to play well.” A19

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Fantastic 3 acres of forested evergreens in Canyon Creek subdivision, just a short drive to Golden, Kicking Horse Ski Resort, and the Golden Golf Course. Main house has 5 beds and 3 baths, with a double attached garage as well as a large eat-in kitchen, separate formal dining room and a fabulous wine room. Beautiful custom built-in cabinets through-out the home, with plenty of storage. Living room has an amazing entertainment center with a built-in wood fireplace, for those chilly evenings. Enjoy a quiet cup of coffee on your south facing back deck complete with a 12' awning. Second residence is a great income property. It is currently rented for additional income and comes fully furnished. It offers some of the same custom finishes as the main house. It also has an attached large carport and 3 outbuildings. Work on your projects in the heated workshop equipped with 7 machines, a ton of storage and a paint room! This property offers something for everyone!

Golden Secondary alum Simram Dhami built a close bond with her teammates over the course of her rookie year with the SAIT Trojans. Her season was capped by a measure of individual success, as she was named the team’s rookie of the year.  Photo Submitted

Incredible Development Opportunity Lot 1 Campbell Road $1,490,000

19 lot subdivision that still requires the hydro and final surveys of the lots. This is an amazing opportunity to finish this development. The total parcel is 46.7 acres and parkland has been designated. Owners would consider a joint venture. Proposed lots range from ~0.75-3.5 acres in size. Just a short drive to Golden and all the amenities the town has to offer, complete with breathtaking mountain and wetland views!

European Inn 1297 Campbell Road $1,950,000

This family style European Inn with a distinctive Canadian flavour is located over almost 47 Acres of secluded woodland and meadows! Featuring over 6000 sq ft, with 8 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 2 fireplaces to keep you cozy, outdoor hot tub, sauna and a gorgeous patio to view either the breathtaking mountains or evening shooting stars. You will also be spoiled with a private guesthouse and two large workshops to use as you desire. The natural surrounding area provides excellent recreational opportunities and you are only 10 minutes from downtown Golden! A rare opportunity and an absolute must see!

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Luxury & Paradise 2940 Allen Road $1,279,000

Stunning panoramic views, luxury and class describe this impeccable home! Located on over 6 acres less than 20 minutes from Golden and the golf courses, ski hills and lakes that surround. You can listen to the music of the creek while taking in the amazing view of the Valley and Mountain Ranges from your wrap around deck. The attention to detail and features of this home will blow you away - 21' vault ceilings, solid maple cabinets, granite counters, library, exercise room and wine room just to name a few! The master ensuite boasts a deep jetted tub in a windowed alcove. Downstairs you will find a fully developed walk-out basement with 9' ceilings, 2 guest bedrooms, bathroom and a large media room. For the full effect of this spectacular home you have to come and take a look for yourself!


Wednesday, July 1, 2015 The Golden Star

Rockets coach Jason Stephens pleased with summer camp

The Rockets held their offseason camp from June 12-14, which included a mix of returning players and new recruits.  Photo Submitted Joel Tansey It might seem like hockey season is still eons away but in just a few short months the Golden Rockets will be hitting the ice for the 2015/16 season and the team, and its new head coach Jason Stephens, have already begun preparing. Stephens got a first, good look at some Rockets veterans, as well as some fresh faces, over the course of a


three-day spring camp in Cochrane from June 12-14 that included 35 skaters and eight goalies. “It was a real mix of players but it was actually a really good camp. It was really competitive,” Stephens said. Among those participating were several Rockets veterans, including forwards Braeden Allkins, Cole Mckechney, Travis Kelley, Zack Finlay, Ian Desrosier, Tanner Witt and Riley Barnes, defencemen Nic Noseworthy and Sean Ripley and goaltender Mark Becica. While many of the returning guys participated in

just a single day of the three day camp, Stephens said it was helpful for him to get a look at some of the potential veterans that he’ll have at his disposal come this fall. “I think the returning guys were everything I would hope they would be as a coach and…probably right at the standard of what I’m looking for with players,” Stephens said. “I was quite happy to see what we’ve got coming back for sure.” Stephens was also encouraged by the response he has received from many of the team’s veteran leaders, with the group sharing his goals for the future of the organization. “Players are quite excited about some of the changes that we’ve brought in and some of the things that we are looking to do moving forward,” he said. Also in attendance were a pair of young players that are familiar to the organization. Both Brendan Sime-Vivian and Jake Gudjonson, affiliated players in 14/15, made good first impressions with Stephens. “Jake did real well, I like seeing him on the ice. I think he’s got good speed, he’s got a good mind for the game. There’s some question marks that I have for him but definitely bring him back to main camp…you could see he has some definite upside potential,” Stephens said. “(Sime-Vivian) sort of came into his own by the time Sunday came around…he’s another guy that definitely caught my attention.” As far as the Rockets’ lineup goes for next season, it’s still too early to know exactly how that will look, such is the reality for teams in Junior B with most players going through tryouts at the Junior A level before committing to KIJHL teams. The Rockets will reconvene in late August for their main training camp, with the exhibition season to follow in early September.


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July 01, 2015 edition of the Golden Star

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July 01, 2015 edition of the Golden Star