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Friday, December 2nd, 2016 • Vol. 21, Issue 48

Holiday Train to chug into Chase by Kelsey Snelgrove

Turkey Dinner


he CP Holiday Train will chug into Chase in a couple weeks with musicians Dallas Smith and Odds. The award-winning country band and the Canadian alternative rockers will arrive at 2:50 pm on Thursday, December 15th when the train stops on Shuswap Avenue across from the RCMP Station. The event is expected to last until 3:30 p.m. The train will then travel to Notch Hill, Salmon Arm, Canoe, Sicamous, and so on. Canoe is new stop for the Holiday


Train this year. The free cross-country community Christmas concerts are fundraisers for food banks, helping to feed those in need. Non-perishable food items are being accepted at each stop along the tour and every pound of food and dollar raised at each stop stays with the local food bank. So come out with your donation to the Chase Hamper Society and enjoy the show! A full schedule of the CP Holiday Train’s route can be found at

Originally built for the town doctor in 1910 many of the features remain including the original wood floor and the stately 9' ceiling, 5 bedrooms on the 2nd floor and a huge master suite on the 3rd level. Own a part of Chase history.

Hope to see you all at the Christmas Parade!

on Dec 9th & 10th



• Starter Green Salad • Oven Roasted Turkey • Mashed or Roasted Potatoes • Mushroom Apple Stuffing • Whipped Sweet Potatoes• Brown Sugar glazed carrots• Dinner Roll served with Butter• Cranberry Sauce and Turkey Gravy Dessert: Funfetti White Cake with Whipped Buttercream Icing

Live music from 5:30-6:30 by the Silver Belles & Beaus


718 Shuswap Ave. Chase 679-3321

Donna Smith-Bradley Your Local Realtor® direct: 250-819-0551 office: 250.955.0307 ext 206

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Community Bulletin Board Email your community event to

• Chase Museum Annual Christmas Store will be held at in the Safety Mart Plaza by the Dollar Store. If you have new or gently used items to donate please let us know. We will also accept consignments at 35% of sales to Museum. Contact Sher Dickson 250-679-3306 or Billie Phillips 250-679-8241. • Chase Cookie Country Christmas Sat. Dec. 03/16 - Theme: Candy Cane: Asking for one dozen candy cane shape homemade only decorated sugar cookies. Please drop off cookies @10:30 am @ Chase Evangelical Free Church (corner of Shuswap Ave & Brooke Drive) on Sat. Dec 03rd. Event is from 11:00 am 1:00 pm: Christmas story time, bonfire, music, live animals, Peter Murray’s hayrides, coloring & hot chocolate. FMI call: Zilly 250.679-2856 • Thu. Dec 22/16, 10:30 - 11:30 am - take time to sing Christmas carols with Garth & Gail & the seniors @Chase Parkside Estates. Treat the seniors with the gift of attending. Everyone is welcome. • Help Us Support Our Community Safety Mart Foods along with the Chase Hamper Society have coupon books for sale at $10 per book with over $50 worth


Wednesday Night nights are open Curling has room for drop in for more teams lessons starting at

6:30 pm

FMI contact Dave @ 250-675-3682 For info/hours phone 250-679-3536

Thursday, December 1st REGULAR CRIB - 7 pm FUN DARTS - 7:30 pm Sunday, December 4th GIANT CRIB 11:45 am

of savings. For every coupon book sold 100% of the sales will go to your local food bank. Coupon books can be purchased at Safety Mart Foods. Coupon Books expire Dec. 31, 2016. • Sat., Dec 03/16 Chase Country Christmas. New to slightly used winter wear. Drop off @Chase Art Holding Arena from noon to 9:00 p.m. Same day as Hockey Night in Chase. Distribution of winter wear Fri. Dec 09/16 @Chase Evangelical Free Church from noon to 3:00 p.m. Non-perishable foods are also greatly appreciated for the Hamper Society. • Do you enjoy children? Are you keen about reading? Haldane Elementary is seeking volunteers to work with children approximately one hour per week starting in January. The one-to one reading program is a way to help students become life long readers and love books! Please contact our office at 250-679-3269 if you are interested. • The Chase Community Toy Shop will be open every Saturday until December 17th. Families must pre register with the Chase Hamper Society. The next registration date is Monday December 12th at the Chase Community Hall. • Children’s Annual Christmas Party Pritchard Community Hall on Duck Range Rd. Sunday December 18, 1:00pm with SANTA arriving at 3:00 There will be crafts, hot dogs, hot chocolate If anyone would like to bring a craft to share and help out you would be more than welcome. Parents please have a gift under $10.00 wrapped with the first and last name on the front.

Churches of Chase & Area Blessed Sacrament

Parish welcomes you to Sunday Mass @ 9 am. + Mass most Tuesdays @ 9 am. + Please join us every 3rd Sunday at 10 am for the K of C Breakfast

The Light of Life Native Fellowship -

Every Sun 3 pm @ Chase Evangelical Free Church (corner of Shuswap Ave & Brooke Dr). Friendly fellowship with food, family & friends after service. Everyone is welcome. Pastor Joseph (250) 679-7656

The Chase Sunflower is independently owned and operated by Shuswap Prairie Publishing. 1500 copies are printed weekly and distributed around Chase. The Sunflower is available FREE for readers because it is advertiser supported. Please support the local businesses that advertise in the Sunflower; shopping locally enriches our community. The Chase Sunflower invites stories, recipes, comments, photos, jokes and any other information that would be of interest to readers. We reserve the right to accept or refuse submissions and edit for content and length. We also reserve the right to refuse advertising that in our opinion does not reflect the concept of the newspaper. The opinions expressed in Letters and Columns do not reflect the views of this newspaper. Due care and attention for accuracy is used in checking advertising copy, but no warranty is implied by the publisher.

Kelsey Snelgrove, Editor PHONE: (250) 679-8880 EMAIL: WEB: MAIL: Box 524, Chase BC, V0E 1M0 OFFICE: 721 Shuswap Ave between 10-3 Monday - Thursday

Chase Lions

Box 12 email: Medical Equip: 250-319-6702 400 Club Winner: Bev Burke November 30, 2016 $100.00 Community Birthday Calender: Now due! Drop off box at TRU Hardware Dec 3 - Community Hall Lions Pancake Breakfast 8-11am. Concession 11-Close Proceeds to Dog Park

Chase Rotary Box 73

Pres: Roy Nelson 250-679-1192 / 250-819-4912 Sec: Doug Everett 675-2574 Meeting at Chase Creekside Centre Thursday 5:30 pm


Sundays at Creekside Centre, 542 Shuswap Exploring Christianity 9:30 am Worship Service 10:30 am Email:

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Lions vs Diabetes Submitted

Most have heard of the Lions but might not know what they do in their community or around the world. Lions are a worldwide service organization of over 1.4 million members. Their motto is simple: We Serve. In our community or another continent Lions are working to make it better. Since Helen Keller talked to the Lions in 1925, they have been known as Knights of the Blind. Now Lions worldwide are taking on diabetes. Diabetes has affected over 360 million people and is a leading cause of blindness and a factor in early death. The human and economic cost is horrendous. Type II diabetes, the most common, can be prevented or generally managed. Lions are working on educating their communities on diabetes prevention. How can you help prevent Type II diabetes? There is no secret or other special cure, Research continues and needs our

support but here are three simple tips that might save a life; 1) Have a balanced meal plan. The Canada’s Food Guide among others have very good and easy to follow eating plans that will keep weight off and provide nutritious healthy meals and snacks. 2) Exercise. Even a reasonably steady walk 15 minutes every day can save your life 3) Get a regular checkup. Blood & glucose tests can give a good idea as to any developing issues and are a valuable tool in preventing diabetes. From local diabetes screeningprograms to organized walks and all the way to the World Health Organization, Lions are working to prevent blindness and loss of lifefrom diabetes. You are important: Support the Lions initiative and even better -Be a Lion. For more information on Lions and about diabetes visit:


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Nominations In for Business Awards Submitted by Chase & District Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber received 80 businesses nominated in total for our Business Excellence Awards. It has been so exciting to see the community get involved in voting for there favorite businesses. We have been posting these nominations on the Chamber’s Facebook page and in doing so we have been able to give these businesses publicity, and also bring more of an awareness

who they are. and what they do. Every business here in our Village is a part of making Chase a unique and enjoyable place to live. So congratulations to all nominated and good luck. The awards will be revealed December 10th at the Christmas Dinner & Awards Gala. All citizens of Chase are encouraged to come out, and enjoy this exciting evening.

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Donkey Refuge settled into new digs submitted

The Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge is please to announce that after 2 1/2 years of building barns, paddocks and pastures the donkeys and founders Rob Miller and Shirley Mainprize are all settled at the New Farm. With over 100 donkeys in their care the new farm needed to be equipped with three barns to house the four herds of donkeys and one herd of mules that make up the permanent residents at the Refuge. The paddocks and pastures needed to be fenced and cross fenced to ensure the safety of all the equines in their care. The Donkey Refuge Society is greatly appreciative of all the donors who donated the funds and man hours for the construction of the new facility located on Skimikin Road in Turtle Valley. The Donkey Refuge will be holding two Open Houses during the

Holiday Season on Thursday December 23 and Friday December 29th from 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for folks wishing to stop by and meet the donkeys and enjoy a walk about the new facility. The admission is free and complimentary hot coca will be served to help ward of the winter chill. For more information the Donkey Refuge can be contacted at 250-679-2778. Siska is one of ​ the residents at the Donkey Refuge. Siska (pictured) was rescued from the Kill Pens in Saskatchewan in November 2015. When Siska arrived she was diagnosed with a fractured skull and she required surgery to remove the bone fragments that were preventing her injury from healing properly.

Remembrance Day in Chase submitted

Chase, B.C. on the 11th month, on the 11th day on the 11th hour Remembrance Day is officially Nov. 11th in Canada with Memorial Services held on the 11th month, of the 11th day of the 11th hour around the world. Remembrance Day is internationally symbolized by the artificial poppies that people wear near their heart and place at War Memorials or community Cenotaphs. This symbol of remembrance comes from the Poem “In Flanders Fields” written by Canadian Doctor John McCrae, who while serving in the Military observed and described the poppies growing in the Flemish graveyards where soldiers were buried row on row. On Remembrance Day we meet, we Honour, we Acknowledge and Celebrate the Service given by so many Canadians.

This annual community Memorial Event is dedicated to the many Men, Women and Service Animals who have lost their lives in the Service of Canada. Locally we remember the fathers, the grandfathers, the mothers, the grandmothers, sons, brothers, daughters, sisters; family and friends who lost their lives working and fighting to help achieve our Freedoms. On Nov. 11th we come together to Honour and Remember those we lost, Recognizing and Remembering their past Service to Canada and then we Celebrate our Veterans and all those in active service to Canada today. Thank you Chase neighbours and surrounding communities for helping to Honour our locals Veterans and their families. We will Remember Them.

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P in Chatter: News from the Bowling Alley submitted by Calyn Buresh, Village Lanes

What a weekend! Hope you take over the lanes on Saturday have all had a fantastic week so night, as the building flooded far! We had one of the busiest with women who were ready weekends that we have had in a to shop! A big thank you to long time at the lanes! Dalana Williams and Kerri This past Friday we were Koskimaki for organizing this happy to host the 2nd Club event each year! It’s always a 55+ Travel Tournament of the success! season! We had eight teams join Grey Cup Sunday wasn’t us from Kamloops, Vernon, about football at Village Lanes, Salmon Arm, Kelowna, and of but we did have a bowling course, Chase! Kelly and I were tournament! Congratulations up all hours of the night on to Sam Steil and Shayne Davy Thursday making homemade for winning the “C division”, to soup and bunwiches for the 40 Terry Vandevosse and Jordan competitors, and was it ever Fletcher on the “B division”, worth it! and finally Ever yone to Ronnie had a blast, Jules and there was Jordan some great Pinto on bowling, their “A and it division” turns out w i n ! Kelly and T h a n k I make a you to the The Sip n’ Shop event mean Corn bowlers C howder! from near Congratulations to local and far who came out to this competitors Les Shuttleworth, fun little tournament! Barb Lawrance, Shirley We are gearing up for Danyluk, and Don and Kit Bais hosting the Youth Zone Finals on their third place finish! Way tomorrow, and are wishing the to go Chase! best of luck to our bowlers, Saturday afternoon was FULL Brook Mindel, Jordan Fletcher, of birthday parties, and then Mikea Boadway and Alex we hosted the Annual Ladies Greenaway! Go for the gold! Sip & Shop! We had 16 vendors Until next time! Cheers!

Root Beer Pulled Pork

1 (2 pound) pork shoulder or butt 1 (12 ounce) can of root beer 1 (18 ounce) bottle of BBQ sauce 8 hamburger buns Place the pork in a slow cooker and pour the can of root beer over the meat. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or until pork shreds easily with a

fork. After pork has cooked, drain and discard the root beer. Shred the pork and place it back in the slow cooker. Pour the barbecue sauce over the pork and stir to combine. Serve immediately or keep warm in slow cooker until ready to serve. Serve on hamburger buns.

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The Chase & District Chamber of Commerce Presents Business Excellence Awards Business Excellence Awards & Christmas Gala & Christmas Gala The Chase District Chamber of Commerce Presents

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10 Questions with... Natalie Jones Rushworth


This week we to know Natalie Jones Rushworth with our 10 Questions Series! Q • I know you have been doing a lot of baking lately; what’s that all about? A • I have a big sweet tooth! And I really enjoy sharing with friends. I was asked to make a custom cake one day for a friend, it turned out amazing, word got out and I’ve been getting requests since then! I had a great interest at the Sip n’ Shop on Saturday night. Q • What’s your favourite thing to bake? I love to bake brownies. Especially with walnuts. Q • You’ve been married for 3 years, do you have any advice for couples contemplating taking the plunge? A • Do not spend tons of money on your wedding, pick your battles and always take the time out to communicate and express yourself to each other. Also, it’s the little things that matter so take that extra 5 minutes to kiss, say I love you or just give a hug. Q • Where are you from originally and how did you end up in Chase? A • I grew up in the Lower Mainland as a farm kid, as I got older, a change of pace was needed and in 2010 made the move to Chase, fell in love with this little Village and have been here ever since. To get to know some people, I volunteered as a Girl Guide Leader and the rest, they say, is history! Q • We’re getting close to finishing the year, what did you think of 2016? A • What a roller coaster! I’m almost glad it’s coming to an end. We had a few personal ups and downs over the year but the best part was our epic month long holiday in England. Getting to know my new family and seeing where my husband grew up was a real treat, I am looking forward to going back soon.

Q • Are you a coffee or tea person? Or some other? A • I started out as a coffee drinker only about 5 years ago but now I mostly drink tea at home and coffee when I’m out. Nothing beats a cup of tea made by husband Craig, always a perfect brew. Q • What show are you most likely to binge watch? A • Anything with food or baking. Recently it was Kitchen Nightmares UK and The Great British Bake Off. Q • You waitress at the Underwood Restaurant- what is your favourite dish to eat there? A • My favorite favorite things would be the Crispy Chicken Caesar Wrap, Chicken Bombai and our Fish & Chips. It’s so hard to just pick one! Q • What would your ideal Christmas stocking be filled with? A • All the classics or at least they were in my family.... Mandarin Orange, Lipsmackers, Archie comic (now a good book would do), and of course LOTS of chocolate. I love the nostalgia and tradition that is wrapped around the Holidays. Q • Are you involved in any sports, or clubs, or other regular activities? A • Myself and a few good friends are in a bowling league on Wed nights. It’s so much fun, if you want to meet new people, have a laugh and a bit of fun, Village Lanes is the place to be. Other than that I volunteer for several groups and committees, the latest being Music on the Lake and the newest one I’m sharing my time with is the Food Bank.

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BREAK & ENTERS, THEFTS Submitted by RCMP, Chase Detachment On November 1st, Chase RCMP received a complaint of a stolen travel trailer from a business in the 300 block of SquilaxAnglemont Road. The older Holidaire trailer did not have a license plate nor was it insured. The thieves cut a lock off of the hitch. There were no witnesses to the theft.

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On November 1st, Chase RCMP received a complaint of break-and-enter to a locked compound at a local auto parts business. The thieves cut the lock off of the door to an exterior area where oxygen and acetylene tanks were stored. It is unknown if anything was stolen. Anyone with knowledge of this crime is asked to call Chase Detachment at 250-679-3221 or Crimestoppers. On November 4th at seven am, Chase RCMP were notified of a stolen all-terrain vehicle from the parking lot of a local motel during the night. This ATV was soon confirmed to be the same one recovered earlier in the night on Coburn St. in Chase. An officer noticed a green Toyota Camry stopped near an ATV that was on the road, but did not have its lights on. As the officer approached, a male who was standing on the street jumped into the Camry and it took off at a high rate of speed. Due to public safety concerns, the officer did not pursue the suspicious vehicle, but did broadcast the information to other officers. Police are continuing their investigation into this theft. On November 5th, Chase RCMP received a call regarding theft of a canoe near Adams Lake. The Mohawk brand canoe belonged to Thompson Rivers University, was green in colour and had a value of about $2,000. The complainant stated that he had set the canoe near the road so he could preposition his vehicle, as he and his party planned to canoe down the Adams River. Upon return to the location twenty minutes

later, the canoe was gone. On November 9th, 2016 at 10:26 am, the owner of a local garden centre on Brooke Drive contacted the Chase RCMP Detachment to report a break, enter and theft. The back fence of the compound had been cut and bag of soil had been stolen. There are no suspects at this time. On November 11th, Chase RCMP received a complaint of theft of all-terrain vehicles from a rural property in Pritchard. Two ATVs were taken sometime overnight on November 10/11th. The gate to the property was locked, however, there was easy access from adjacent Crown land. The ATVs were parked in an open barn and the keys were left in the ignitions. Both ATVs were described as red 2008 Polaris. Anyone with knowledge of this crime is asked to call Chase RCMP at 250-6793221 or Crimestoppers. The investigation is continuing. On November 12th, a woman reported to police that while she had been walking her dog at the Sorrento/Blind Bay Community Park at about two pm, and was returning to her car, she heard the sound of glass smashing. When she got to the car, she found a smashed window and her purse was missing. At the same time, a darkcoloured SUV departed the area at a high rate of speed. The woman was unable to get the license plate number. The purse contained personal identification, a driver’s license and credit cards. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Chase RCMP at 250-679-3221 or Crimestoppers. On November 12th, a man reported to Chase RCMP that while he and his family were at Chase Memorial Park, someone had stolen his wife’s purse from the unlocked truck. Contained in the purse were credit and debit cards, child Care Cards, Status card and her BC driver’s license. As well, two rings and about $90 in cash were in the purse. This investigation is continuing.

Anyone who has knowledge of these thefts are asked to call Chase Detachment at 250-679-3221 or Crimestoppers.

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by Scott Koch After suffering a pair of smack down Cariboo. With Fidanza back in the lineup defeats the previous weekend, the local and the two suspended players available Hockey Club faced their arch rivals the HEAT are tuned up for the rematch the 100 Mile House WRANGLERS for in 100 Mile House. In front of Wrangler Division supremacy. Nation Fidanza hits pay dirt assisted by Game 1 in Chase on Friday the 25th at Hodges and Mason Palaga. But Alex the Art Holding Memorial Arena and the Meeker gets the WRANGLERS one that HEAT have 3 regulars injured, 2 suspended ties the match up. In the 2nd the Cowboys and 1, Michael Fidanza playing for the take the lead, a powerplay counter from BCHL Merritt Centennials. Behind the Rob Raju. Late in the 3rd Simon Faber eight ball before the puck is dropped and pots his first KIJHL goal from Fidanza 100 Mile scores the only goal of the 1st and Moore. It’s 3-3 after 60 and the rivals from the twig of Rob Raju. At the end of are off to overtime. The hero is Kolten 40 minutes it is 3-1 for the visitors, Sam Moore from Fidanza and Brady in the 1st Bosek potting a pair, with the HEAT’s overtime showing that there is still gold in Zachary Fournier from Kaden Black and them thar hills if you are motivated to dig Pat Brady getting the lone Chase marker. for it! Bruyere stopped 36 of 38 in this one Onto the 3rd period and the fans are to backstop the victory. sitting tensely on the edges of their 4 huge points as breathing space is seats, hoping for a miracle. Local shinny provided in the Division standings. aficionado Cody Hodges from Kolten 100 Mile has played two less games Moore and Nic Bruyere makes it 3-2 and but the HEAT are up by 5 points. At then 100 Mile gets into penalty trouble. weekend’s end Chase is 4th overall in the Kaden Black pops in a pair of powerplay KIJHL, 2nd in the Okanagan/Shuswap tallys, the 1st from Brady and Spencer Conference and 1st in their Division. Farstad and the 2nd from Fournier and Next up are the Sicamous EAGLES on Evan Hughes. Bruyere stops 34 of 37 Saturday, December 3rd at AHMA. It’s shots to lead his team to a 4-3 come from Chase Country Christmas weekend behind win! and the game is part of the Community Saturday the 26th the covered wagon Celebrations. strikes out early for the gold fields of the

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Dulcie Marguerite Corbett Ehman of Kamloops, BC, Canada, passed away on November 26th, 2016 at 91 years of age. Survived by her former husband Roy Oliver Ehman, son Lawrence Roy Ehman, son Justin Owen Neway, daughter Terry Lucy Scheel, son Andrew David Ehman, son Donald Garner Ehman, son Quintin Rex Ehman and son Frank Craig Ehman, as well as grandchildren Cathy Scheel, Diana Scheel, Aaron Ehman, Ryan Ehman, Sarah Ehman, Adam Ehman, and Zach Ehman, and greatgranddaughter Mackenna Laing. She was predeceased by her daughter Deborah Mary Ehman. Dulcie was born in Wynberg, near Cape Town, South Africa as the only child of Elizabeth (Betty) and David Mitchell. She grew up in the Cape Town Area and studied at Teacher’s Training College in Bloemfontain, South Africa, where she met her husband to be, Roy Ehman. The couple married in Cape Town, South Africa on January 18, 1949 and started their life together in Port Elizabeth, later moving to Grahamstown, and then Pretoria where they raised their large family until 1970, when they all immigrated to Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Dulcie was active in Real Estate in Calgary and in Shuswap, BC, Canada. She was also active in the Catholic Women’s League (CWL) in Chase, BC before finally moving to Kamloops, BC, Canada. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place in the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, in Kamloops, BC, on December 6th, 2016 at 11:00am, followed by a reception in the Parish Hall, with an interment to follow on December 8th, 2016, at 11:00am in the Chase Cemetery; Father Paul Sims officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation. Condolences may be expressed to the family from


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The Oysterman’s stopper, is a knot developed by Clifford W. Ashley around 1910. It makes a well-balanced trefoil-faced stopper at the end of the rope, giving greater resistance to pulling through an opening than other common stoppers Ashley developed this knot in trying to duplicate a knot he saw on a boat in a local oyster fishing fleet. When he had a chance to observe the knot up close at a later time he realized it was just a badly water-swollen figure eight stopper knot. -Wikipedia

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Enjoy the 22nd Annual Chase Country Christmas! See inside for all the info you need about this community event.

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Gear Down the Christmas Engine & Enjoy the Season by Carolyn Parks-Mintz, Author & Freelance Writer Part 1 of a three part series about enjoying Christmas rather than just surviving it. It’s that time again. Lighting up the season of short days and longer nights is a good thing—as long as it doesn’t drive you to distraction. Historically, planning, shopping, wrapping and organizing are added often to fulltime jobs either outside the home or within it for those raising young children. As our family grew during the 1980’s and I added things I thought I should and could do, Christmas became less than jolly. Then I discovered a book—Unplug the Christmas Machine, How to Have the Christmas You’ve Always Wanted— written by women feeling the same way I was. Regardless of the Women’s Lib movement, generally a lot of the extra holiday responsibilities fall to the lady of the house. That being said, the following suggestions for saving one’s sanity, are for anyone putting together a festive season. The media drives a lot of what we do. I’ve long had a problem with shopping madness that happens each year as December approaches and arrives. How did this happen? In the 1800’s, Christmas presents were primarily for children and if adults exchanged gifts, they were simple holiday notions like fountain pens and handkerchiefs. However, as World War I and the industry boom war years came to an end, a stagnant economy was feared. So merchants did their best to stimulate peacetime buying. Holiday presents were a logical target. A certain element of generosity was embedded in the celebration. Entrepreneurs simply had to capitalize on it. Gradually, the Christmas machine began to build up steam, with ads like the following from The New York Times of December 15, 1919: ‘Don’t give your family and friends frivolous gifts that are sure to disappoint. Buy them worthy gifts that let them know how much you care.’

And here we are today—kids expecting extravagance under the tree, expensive presents de rigueur, credit cards maxed out by January, and the true reason for the season, whatever that is to each of us, lost in discarded wrapping paper. We have so much. What do we really need? We’re pretty darn good to ourselves all year. For me, it’s about being with people, spending fun times with those we care a b o u t — l a u g h t e r, good food, warmth, being grateful for all we have and share. I’ve heard from many friends this year that gift giving has been scaled back to just the children of the family. Kids, parents and child specialists agree that in addition to a few well chosen gifts, CHILLAX children want and THIS need just four basic AS! R things for Christmas: CH ISTM relaxed and loving time with family; realistic expectations about gifts, an evenly paced holiday season; and strong family traditions. When my children were young, we’d plan events starting in early December and some that followed the big day. Gathering items for the local food bank and the giving tree at church, attending an outdoor Nativity play complete with a live donkey and sheep on the hillside, cutting the tree, and visiting a beautiful light display were all part of the season. Christmas had to be more than a frantic lead-up to gifts—with its inherent let down afterward. Having lived in Denmark where Christmas Eve was when gifts were exchanged and the festive meal shared, when we returned to Canada, I chose to continue to have our Christmas dinner on December 24th—assisted by my husband, elevated to more than stage hand during the holiday season.

That meant we could invite single friends over that evening for a meal and a visit— especially lovely with candles and lights shining—and avoid the high spirits, high jinks and peak excitement of Christmas Day with the kids. We would attend church service on Christmas Eve after the little ones were asleep. I was fortunate to have a teenaged stepson who was glad to babysit his younger siblings. Returning from the candle-lit service, we would fill stockings and Santa would arrive. How to get kids to bed on Christmas Eve? After our Christmas Eve meal, the children would be allowed to open one gift from Mom and Dad before bedtime, sweet dreams …. and sugar plums dancing. The next morning after gifts, the children would have a light breakfast supplemented by sweets and the occasional tangerine, while I made a special Christmas brunch for the parents of the household, enjoyed together while the kiddies played with new toys. The family was happy to have (leftover) Christmas dinner again in late afternoon—can you ever get enough turkey, gravy and dressing?—and I wasn’t tied to the stove for most of Christmas Day. We could play games, take the kids tobogganing, go skating, construct the ‘some assembly required’ toys and generally have fun on the 25th. After December 25, there would be more visits with friends, trips to the mountains, skiing, or a winter treasure hunt, taking down the tree and cutting it up for the fireplace. Parts 2 and 3 will talk about Blue Christmases, tough Christmases, and suggest some practical ways to reduce the workload and have fun in the midst of holiday season busy-ness.

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Schedule of Events Friday, December 2nd 3:00pm 4:30 - 8:00pm

5:30pm 5:30pm 6:30pm- 8:00pm 4:00pm - 8:00pm 6:30pm - 8:00pm 7:00pm

Best Decorated Business Presentation Street closures uptown- street vendors, burgers, instore specials, hayrides, Christmas cutout photo-op Parade from Art Holding Arena to People’s Food & Drug Silver Belles and Beaus Choir caroling at Creekside Centre Peter Murray Hayrides by donation (starting near Underwood Hotel) Children’s Christmas Store Open at 632 Shuswap Avenue (next to Western Financial Group) Street hockey with Minor Hockey & Heat Team Music by Tanner Dawson @ Village U Brew (see page 7 for Musician Bio)

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SCHEDULE Saturday, December 4th 8:00am 11:00am

Lions Pancake Breakfast at Community Hall Basement. Proceeds to Off Leash Dog Park. 8:30am – 9:30am Santa & Mrs. Claus @ Lions Pancake Breakfast

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Sports & Board Shop 927 Shuswap Ave 250-679-8456 Village Mayor and Council invites everyone to come out and enjoy the many fun-filled events during 2016 Chase Country Christmas! We are very proud of Chase’s fantastic community spirit and we hope everyone enjoys celebrating what makes Chase a great place to live!

9:45am - Story time with Santa at Children’s 10:15am Christmas Store 10:00am -3:00pm Craft & Vendor Fair at the Community Hall 10:00am -3:00pm Creekside Centre Tea, Craft & Bake Sale 10:00am -5:00pm Children’s Christmas Store Open at 632 Shuswap Avenue 10:00am-12:00 pm Pictures with Santa by Shuswap Shutterbug (Amber Poffinbarger) at Children’s Christmas Store 10:30-11:30am Free skate with Chase Heat 11:00am -1:00pm Free at the Evangelical free church, Christmas Story, music, coloring, hayrides, live animals, bonfire & hot chocolate 12:00 pm (noon) Silver Belles and Beaus Choir caroling at Creekside Centre 12:15pm - 9:00pm Drop off your new/used winter wear at the arena 1:00pm -3:00pm Pictures w/Santa @ Children’s Christmas Store 7:00pm-9:00pm Chase Heat Hockey Game. Please bring an item for the food bank. On ice entertainment between 1st and 2nd period.

Sunday, December 5th 2:00pm- 4:00pm

Kamloops Community Band and Chase Secondary School Band at the Chase Community Hall. Admissions by food bank donations.

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A look bacK: A Shuswap Pioneer Christmas By Jim Cooperman, Given today’s frenetic shopaholic holiday the community. Using the letters to Santa needed for winter such as gloves, scarves, season, it can be enlightening to reflect written by the students, the teacher would mittens, and wool socks. Games were upon the way Shuswap’s early settlers order the gifts from the Eaton’s catalogue. also popular and often children found a celebrated Christmas. While the focus With winters most often snowy and cold, homemade sled or toy under the tree that now for many people is on wasteful, over- families arrived at the schools in sleighs was cut in the back forty. consuming; the settlers focused on sharing, singing carols to the sound of sleigh bells. Home and tree decorations were all helping each other and enjoying the fruits The highlight was when Santa arrived homemade. Instead of electric lights, small of their labours. With little money to spend and brought presents for the children. The candles were clipped on to the branches and and very few places to shop, Shuswap concerts culminated with a dance, with these were only lit at special times when the pioneers looked forward to holiday season the local band making the music and the family members were gathered around to parties with their neighbours and especially children taking part as well. As the evening celebrate. the annual Christmas concerts and dances wore on, the babies and younger children All too often pioneer life is viewed in held at their one-room schools. were bedded down atop the desks pushed terms of the hardships faced by the early The entire community became involved in into the corners. settlers. But as the many articles in the nine these concerts. Students began rehearsing Preparations for the family holiday volumes of the Shuswap Chronicles attest, their parts in November and their parents celebration began months earlier when the there were many good times, especially and siblings helped them practice until it best chicken or goose was penned up and during the holiday seasons that were filled was perfect. Everyone helped by making fattened, the tastiest vegetables were set with community cheer, homemade music costumes, props, sets and and gifts, and good food. As decorations. The concert was communities today struggle most always a success and to achieve sustainability parents were proud of their little goals and reduce their carbon angels and wise-men. outputs to address climate Former Celista School teacher change and economic turmoil, Eleanor Nelson recalled her there are lessons to be learned experiences in the 1920s in a from the simpler lifestyles of 1987 Chase weekly newspaper our pioneers. that was later reprinted in the Perhaps the most significant 1995 Shuswap Chronicles. One lesson gained from reflecting year they put on the gripping back on how our pioneers drama, “Lord Ullin’s Daughter,” celebrated Christmas, is that a thrilling tragedy of two illthe holiday is best celebrated fated lovers eloping as the Lord by sharing the good times with attempted to rescue his daughter. your friends and families He arrived in time to find the rather the focusing on lovers in a small boat attempting endlessly shopping for to cross a lake during a raging “Off to the Christmas Concert”, Bert, Lulu & Lorna Austin, 1922. presents that nobody really storm. Sheets were pulled by Photo courtesy of Lorna Barnhardt, Shuswap Chronicles, Vol. 2 wants or needs. After students off-stage to represent the all, at the heart of most waves, and when the cardboard boat sank, aside and the Christmas baking was done. December holiday celebrations are the getthe tragedy turned into a comedy. The plum puddings were boiled inside togethers with families and friends. Often the teachers were also in charge cloth bags and then hung to age along with Long before there was a Christmas holiday of organizing the purchase of gifts and the fruitcakes. or even Hannukah, people celebrated the the candy, nuts and Japanese oranges for Most gifts were purchased through Solstice in a fashion similar to how these their students and the pre-school children, catalogues and the ordering was done holidays are celebrated now. using money donated by all the adults in in secret. Often the presents were items Happy Solstice!!!


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Each year there is a theme for Chase Country Christmas; this year it is Candy Canes.

The History of the

Christmas Candy Cane by Angelina Moufftard

Have you ever wondered how the candy cane came to have its distinctive shape? Well it all goes back to seventeenth-century Cologne ... There are some festive treats that are synonymous with Christmas: the red-and-white striped candy cane is one of them. The curved crook of the cane – which, as you candy-cane connoisseurs will know, is called the warble – is instantly recognizable, but have you ever wondered how it got its distinctive shape in the first place? The Choirmaster’s Treat The story goes that this iconic sweet was invented by the choirmaster of Cologne Cathedral back in 1670. On Christmas Eve he was faced with a noisy room full of children from the church crèche. Hoping to find something to keep them quiet and satisfied, he asked a local sweet maker to make a batch of candy sticks that he could give out to the children. The choirmaster asked him to bend the sticks into the shape of a shepherd’s crook, so that the sweets would help the children to remember the shepherds who came to visit the infant Christ. The white colour of these canes signified the

sinless nature of the baby Jesus. Legend has it that this tradition of giving out candy canes to children during Nativity plays spread across Europe in the subsequent centuries. However, the earliest records we have of these crooked candy sticks come from more than 200 years after their fabled invention in Cologne. It was only in around 1900 that the classic red stripes and peppermint flavouring were added to the white canes to make the candy cane we know and love today. The Confectioner’s Contraption The next big development in the story of these delicious sweets came about in Albany, Georgia in 1919. Bob McCormack was a sweet maker who had been supplying the local neighbourhood with handmade candy canes that were timeconsuming to produce. After working in McCormack’s candy factory, his brother-in-law, Gregory Harding Keller, designed a machine that twisted and shaped pre-cut soft candy all in one process, revolutionizing the production of these iconic Christmas treats. Young or old, these classic sweet sticks are always a hit at Christmas time.

Candy Cane Facts:

• Geneva pastry chef Alain Roby broke his third Guinness World Record by creating the world’s longest candy cane in 2012, measuring at 51 feet long. The previous record was 38 feet. Roby also holds world records for the tallest cooked sugar building and tallest chocolate sculpture .• Over 1.76 billion candy canes are made each year. • National candy cane day is celebrated on December 26

See page 8 for a home made candy cane recipe!

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Tanner Dawson:

Putting the Country in Chase Country Christmas At this year’s Chase Country Christmas, the live music played outside the Village U-Brew will be more twangy than what the barbershop quartet has played for the last few. Young, local country singer, Tanner Dawson will be sharing his musical stylings, beginning at 7 pm on Friday night. Dawson, 18, grew up in Chase and discovered his love of music when he was very young. “I began learning acoustic guitar by when I was 15. Since then I have expanded my musical skill to being able to play roughly 10 different instruments and 6 different styles of music so far,” said Dawson. He performs covers and his own

original songs. Many in town may remember him from the Music on the Lake stage this summer. For Dawson, it’s all a part of the journey. “I dream to be able to one day be up on a big stage and play for as many people as possible, to share my thoughts and emotions through my music, to experience what it is to be a professional musician, to be a country music artist,” he said. Come on down and enjoy a free performance by this local up and comer.

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RECIPE Want to make your own candy canes? Ingredients: 3 cups sugar 1 tsp peppermint flavouring 1/2 cup water 3/4 cup Lt. corn syrup 3/4 teaspoon red coloring 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

Directions: Combine the sugar, water, syrup, and cream of tartar and heat until the sugar is dissolved very fine. Divide into two saucepans, boil, but don’t stir until each lot is 280 F. Add 1/2 tsp peppermint to each lot and add the coloring to one. Place on an enamel or marble table to cool. (First oiling the table, as a general rule). Like taffy you stretch and pull and form into ropes of red and white, now twist them around again and again. And form them into your cane. Now on an oiled surface you allow them to harden. Have fun and enjoy your homemade candy canes!

THE VOLUNTEERS by Kelsey Snelgrove

Chase Country Christmas comes together every year due to the hard work of a volunteer committee. The group, which has many new faces this year is about 12 members strong, give or take. There are a bunch of subcommittees handling d i f f e r e n t parts of the festivities, from organizing the street vendors, to running the parade, to keeping Santa on schedule (or is that Mrs. Claus’ job?). One of the biggest tasks is running the Children’s Christmas store, which accepts donations from the community and sells

them at very low prices, and donates the proceeds to a local non-profit group or two. This year those groups are the Chase Hamper Society and the Chase & District Skate Park Society. Collecting, organizing, pricing and running the store are no small task! If you would like to be a part of this committee in the future, watch for notices in the Sunflower, they meet in the spring and again closer to winter. On behalf of the community, thanks for contribution to making Chase the festive little Village it is!

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