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Friday, December 22, 2017 A17

JANUARY 2018

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A love of writing Mission author pens new novel titled Nightmare With Fins

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Walter Schmur, a 77-year-old Mission resident, recently completed his third novel. His latest work is called Nightmare With Fins and while the title sounds ominous, the author said it is really a feel-good story. Schmur said it took about seven years to finally complete the new novel. For more see page 18

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Walter Schmur loves to write. The 77-year-old Mission resident recently completed his third novel and shows no signs of slowing down. Schmur, a retired accountant, says although he worked with numbers, he has always loved the written word. “I’ve written for most of my life, off and on. But I was an accountant and I never really felt like that was my cup of tea. I was a fish out of water,” he explained. Schmur’s last novel, called Strike While the Iron’s Hot, was about golf and did fairly well. His new novel is called Nightmare with Fins and Schmur said despite the ominous title, it “ends up being a feel-good story.” It has been a long journey getting the story published. “I started writing it about seven years ago. I made up my mind one day that I would write 500 words a day, for 100

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Walter Schmur reads from his new novel, Nightmare With Fins, which is available now on Amazon.

straight days. I ended up with a draft of more than 50,000 words,” he said. Once he was done, he thought,“OK, that’s the beginning. Now I have to do the rewrite.” All the hard work of editing, tweaking and rewriting has eventually led to the completed work. Nightmare with Fins is set in the 1950s and tells the story of a widow who is left to raise her children alone. Government assistance isn’t enough and she is forced to seek employment. “It’s somewhat connected to an experience I had growing up as a teenager in Clearbrook. I lived next door to a widow who was raising four children. “One of the main images I had of the situation was their house. It was a square house wrapped in black tar paper with loose bits flapping in the wind. They didn’t have enough money to finish it.” Schmur said those real-life images can be found in the pages of the book. The fictional story continues as the widow finds work as a cleaning lady for a wealthy couple. While her employers are stern, the widow is happy for the work. However, she has a recurring nightmare where she is riding in her employer’s Cadillac car with fins. In the dream she sees a truck approaching and an accident occurs. She keeps waking up startled and vows to never get inside that car. Years later, during a terrible storm, the widow has no other way to get home to her kids, other than a ride in the dreaded Cadillac. What happens next? Schmur said you will have to read the novel. “The book has a small supernatural element to it, with the nightmare aspect, but it’s really an uplifting (story).” While he won’t divulge if he plans to write a fourth novel, Schmur said he is keeping busy. At the moment, he is translating books. He is currently working on a book of short stories that is in French. “It’s kind of a hobby.” Nightmare with Fins is now available on Amazon. In January, copies of the book will also be available locally at the Mission Arts Council.

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EVENTS FOR SENIORS

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January 2018

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Jan. 3

Nordic Pole Walkers meet every Wednesday at 9:00 am at Heritage Park parking lot. New walkers welcome. No charge.

Jan. 8

Piece Makers Quilting Group meets every Monday from 12:45 to 2:30 pm. New participants of any skill level welcome. No fee.

Jan. 9

Osteofit and Low Impact Fitness classes continue every Tuesday and Thursday morning. Ten-class pass is $35 (non-members $45).

Jan. 9

Chair Yoga classes with Norine Longmire resume every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 11:00 am to 12 noon. Six-visit pass is $35 (non-members $45).

Jan. 9

Warm Fuzzies Knitting Group meets every Tuesday from 1:00 to 2:30 pm. All skill levels welcome.

Jan. 9

Book Discussion Group meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 1:30 to 3:00 pm.

Jan. 10

“Writers Group: Projects and Progress” with Sharon Syrette will meet for a series of sessions on Wednesdays from 12 noon to 2:30 pm. Fee for the month: $25 (non-members $35).

Lunch with a Bunch serves up hot food and good times on the third Thursday of every month at Carrington House, and occasionally diners are joined by a guest speaker or live entertainment. Meals on Wheels provides low-cost, hot, noon-time

meals delivered by volunteers every Monday, Wednesday and Friday except on stat holidays. On Fridays, frozen meals are also available on order. Each meal consists of soup and crackers, entrée, salad and dessert.

Seniors Connection is a one-stop information and referral service for seniors or anyone interested in the well-being of seniors. The centre operates on the premise that seniors need information in order to maintain their independence and live life to the fullest. Volunteers are available to the public Monday-Friday 9 a.m.–12 and 1–4 p.m. Information is provided on matters of health, pensions, income tax, housing, transportation, social activities, ext. Referrals are given for trades people, seniors’ housing, legal services, podiatrists, and more.

Transportation to medical appointments 1st Thursday—10:30 am are available to seniors. Screened volunteers provide transportation services from Mission to as far east as Chilliwack and as far west as Vancouver.

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Jan. 15

French conversation classes Monday mornings, call 604-820-0220 for more details. Fee: $35 (non-members $45).

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Jan. 18

Mission Genealogy Group meets on the third Thursday of the month from 12:30 to 2:00 pm.

Jan. 24

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Jan. 25

Intergenerational Gardening Club meets every Thursday from 1:30 to 2:30 pm.

Jan. 25

Tech Time: Learn to use your Tablet, Computer or Cell Phone. Bring your device and students will show you how to get the most from it. Time 1:00 to 2:30 pm. Fee: by donation. You must pre-register at 604-820-0220.

Jan. 30

Philosophers Café will be held at Chartwell Cedarbrooke, 32331 -7th Ave., Mission from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Join us for monthly discussions and conversation drawing inspiration from philosophy in an open-minded and inviting atmosphere, covering politics, history and more. Fee: $5, includes refreshments.

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