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Join the pARTy for Youth Week This year the Thompson Nicola Cariboo United Way gathered a group of organizations in Kamloops together to discuss programming and potential collaborations for BC Youth Week. Running annually in the first week of May, Youth Week began in British Columbia in 1995 and has since expanded into an international celebration of youth and their contributions to their communities. The planning for BC Youth Week brought together the City of Kamloops, KISSM, SIFE Thompson Rivers and Fusion Rotaract, Art Therapist Jessica Ganton-Stanley, the Kamloops Foundation, the Interior Health Authority, Boys and Girls Club Kamloops and the United Way. Nearly every organization has planned an event that will take place during BC Youth Week, starting off with the United Way’s Youth Day of Caring which involves mentoring a group of high school students as they volunteer on a local community project. The Kamloops Art Gallery (KAG) will be collaborating with United Way and Jessica GantonStanley on May 1 for the Youth Day of Caring barbeque at Pioneer Park. Together, Jessica GantonStanley and KAG Education coordinator Tarin Hughes will be working with students to create artist trading cards as a means of visually

Tarin Hughes education coordinator, interacting with a project on the BMO Open Gallery walls at the Kamloops Art Gallery.

communicating their experiences during the day. On May 2 from 5 to 8 pm the KAG will be hosting its first youth pARTy filled with youth directed events. Through the support of the Kamloops Interior Summer School of Music, Jessica Ganton-Stanley, the United Way and volunteers, this event celebrates youth and they will be involved with the creation of the programming throughout the evening. The

event features: A Guided Tour of Esther Shalev-Gerz WHITE-OUT: Between Telling and Listening with Lauren Sutherland, United Way Student Board Member, art-making workshop in the galleries with Jessica Ganton-Stanley, Art Therapist and musical performances by KISSM youth musicians Bronwyn, Aidan and Ethan Evans, Christo and Ivan Vutev and Colin O’fee. Throughout the evening there

will be food and drinks and a button making station to create customized buttons. If you’re a member of the youth community (or a parent) in Kamloops and the surrounding region, you’re invited! As well as celebrating BC Youth Week, the KAG’s youth pARTy will be kicking off a newly formed youth council: By Youth 4 Youth (BY4Y). Initially developed by KAG executive director Jann Bailey and former curator Annette Hurtig, BY4Y responds to our diverse youth community and a growing number of Canadian gallery youth groups. The KAG invites youth (age 13 to 21) in Kamloops and the surrounding region to join our new teen and youth council. BY4Y members will work with the education coordinator and visiting artists to develop programming that is reflective of the passions, interests, issues and events that effect and engage the youth community. Participation is free and, upon school approval, hours may be counted towards required volunteerism for high school students. To find out more about BY4Y, come to the youth pARTy on May 2 from 5 to 8pm at the Kamloops Art Gallery or call us at 250-377-2405. Submitted by Tarin Hughes, KAG education coordinator

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Kamloops Sewage Treatment Centre upgrade project breaks ground On April 20, dignitaries, funding partners, contractors, consultants, staff and media were on site for the groundbreaking of new upgrades to the Kamloops Sewage Treatment Centre. “Through the Building Canada Fund – Communities Component our Government is meeting the infrastructure needs of Canada’s communities,” said MP Cathy McLeod, on behalf of the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification. “I am proud that we were able to support these crucial updates that will create jobs and grow the Kamloops economy.” The Kamloops Sewage Treatment Centre (KSTC) is located on the south bank of the Thompson River, across from the Kamloops Airport. The KSTC upgrade project will result in the improvement of effluent quality for discharge into the Thompson River. In addition to improving effluent quality, the upgrade project will replace the aging infrastructure, improve energy efficiency, and recover resources. The existing plant will remain online for the entire construction contract. Infrastructure upgrades to the main plant are expected to increase treatment of wastewater to a volume of 60,000 m3 per day, increased from 37,000 m3. The existing la-

L-R: Raymond Louie, Green Municipal Fund Advisory Chair (FCM), Mayor Peter Milobar, MP Cathy McLeod and MLA Dr. Terry Lake.

goon-based plant will be converted into a biological treatment process to break down the sewage for discharge into the Thompson River, and will retain portions of the simple lagoon-based process for effluent reuse and irrigation. The plant upgrades will also include a new administration/control building; a new headworks building; two 44 m diameter concrete clarifiers; UV disinfection; an impermeable gas collection cover for odour control and methane gas collection; and a sludge withdrawal system. “The new treatment facility will not only have greater capacity, but will be more effective, and improve water qual-

ity in the Thompson River,” says Kamloops-North Thompson MLA and Minister of Environment Terry Lake. The total cost of the project is $43.4 million, with a completion date set for February 2014. Funding partners include the Government of Canada’s Building Canada Fund (Communities Component); the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Green Municipal Fund; BC Hydro; and the City of Kamloops. “These upgrades will help to improve the quality of life for our residents, by reducing environmental impact and increasing energy efficiency, in support of our Sustainability Plan,” said Kamloops Mayor Peter Milobar.

Spring author series kicks off at the Kamloops Library The Kamloops Library is continuing this year’s Spring Author Series. “We’ve got five more author events coming up until the end of May,” said Andree Beauchemin, Reader’s Advisor. “They come from a diverse background so there should be something for everyone.” The Series will continue with

Theresa Chevalier on Wednesday, April 25 at 7 p.m. with selected readings from World War era novels Shameful Innocence and Green Hell. Next is Lorraine Kneier on Saturday, May 5 at 2 p.m. Kneier, author of Music: A Window to the Soul, will be hosting a free workshop on classical music. Then on Wednesday, May 9 at 2:30 p.m. the Ninth Annual

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BC Book Prize Tour will come to Kamloops. The writers this year are Dan Barel’s Pussycat, Pussycat, Where Have You Been? and Susan McCaslin’s Demeter Goes Skydiving. After that will be a reading by Linda Hutsell-Manning on Wednesday, May 23 at 7 p.m. from That Summer in Franklin, which is about two women dealing with aging

parents. On Saturday, May 26 at 2:30 p.m. Manolis Aligizakis will read from his latest book of poetry Nostos and Algos as well as his translations of Modern Greek poets CP Cavafy and Yannis Ritso. This series is open to the public; seating is free but limited. To secure your places for these memorable events, please telephone the Kamloops Library at 372-5145

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Waggin’ your way on the Peace Walk “For the Common Good” is the theme of Kamloops 37th Annual Walk for Peace, the Environment and Social Justice this year and it seems to be attracting a great deal of attention. The Walk promises to be bigger than ever and organizers encourage Kamloopsians of all ages, along with their canine companions, to participate. The Walk, believed to be Canada’s longest continuous running walk on the theme of Peace, gets underway at 12 pm on Saturday, May 5 at the Stuart Wood School grounds adjacent to the Farmers Market site on St. Paul Street and Third Avenue. Preliminary festivities get started at 10:30; the scheduled events in-

clude a barbeque, children’s activities, face painting, short speeches, sign painting, musical interludes and various theatrics. “The Paws 4 Peace component of the festivities has

ceeds donated to the Canadian Red Cross to assist with the training of dogs to detect landmines and the rehabilitation of people injured by landmines. Strong emphasizes that the mood is positive and celebratory and the organizers encourage creativity. Strong says, “We are encouraged by the level of commitment the community has demonstrated. A number of issues related to our theme at the national, provincial, and especially local level seem to have caught the interest of various organizations this year.” Strong can be contacted at 250-377-0055 or cgarden@mail.ocis.net.

The 2012 Peace Walk gets underway Saturday, May 5 at 12pm. become increasingly popular,” according to Anita Strong, chairperson of the Kamloops Chapter, Council of Canadians, which has organized the Walk for most of the past decade. Accompanied dogs will receive a peace scarf and an edible treat and their human companions are encouraged to solicit pledges for the dogs, with the pro-

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Kevin Costner plays Sun Peaks On Saturday, July 7, one of Hollywood’s biggest stars will touch down in Sun Peaks. Kevin Costner and Modern West will play a free outdoor concert in the picturesque mountain village of Sun Peaks. Supporting acts will be revealed in May, but Sun Peaks officials are pleased to confirm local talent Margit Bull and Sweet Grass will start the show. While free to the public, ticket details will be released in the coming weeks. Costner’s connection to music spans a lifetime and took root two decades ago as a rock band of close friends called Roving Boy.

As Costner’s acting career soared with films such as The Bodyguard and Dances with Wolves, the music quietly continued. But in 2005, with the urging of Kevin’s wife to reconnect with his music, the band Kevin Costner and Modern West emerged with influences from a broad tapestry of American music. Kevin Costner and Modern West’s hauntingly beautiful new single, The Angels Came Down, will be one of many played at the mountain venue. The recording is featured on www.kevincostnermodernwest. com The concert launches a his- toric summer of events for Sun Peaks. Branded as Canada’s Alpine Village, the mountain community will host events every weekend from June 30 to September 29. For more information, go to www.sunpeaksresort. com/events.

City thanks volunteers

It was a beautiful day on Friday, April 20, as the City showed it’s appreciation to it’s volunteers by hosting a barbeque. Kamloops is a city that cares, being home to an extraordinary team of volunteers who support everything from tournament hosting to fundraising activities to city planning. During 2011’s Western Canada Summer Games, over 2300 Kamloopsians volunteered their time and efforts for this one event alone! Pictured here are members of the Valleyview Overlanders Lions Club, Morley Brown and Victoria Finley who were cooking up the food!

Old Time Fiddler live in Kamloops! Peter Dawson, a native of the Okanagan Valley, will be in Kamloops in conjunction with the 28th annual Old Time Fiddle contest hosted by Branch #12 of the British Columbia Old Time Fiddlers’ Association. Peter, who now lives in Ottawa, ON, has been invited to come as the feature performer and will kick off the weekend at St. John Vianney Church Hall, 2826 Bank Road, with his show on Friday, May 4 at 7:30pm. The Old Time Fiddle competition will take place at the same location on Saturday May 5. Peter, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, began playing fiddle when he was five years old. During the 1940’s, he played for dances and radio shows in

Fiddler Peter Dawson plays May 4th.

Kelowna, Vernon and Penticton. In the 1950’s he joined several crossCanada tours. By the mid-50’s he toured the Toronto/Hamilton night club circuit and appeared on several TV shows. He also played on the original recording of “The French

Song” by well known Canadian artist, Lucille Starr. Later he toured the United States and Canada with numerous country and bluegrass bands and also appeared at the famous Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee. For the show in Kamloops Peter will be accompanied by Vic Ukrainetz and Art Boehm, both of Kelowna, on piano and bass. Tickets for the show can be purchased (cash only) at Coopers Foods, Lansdowne Village location only at 200-450 Lansdowne Street in Kamloops or at Bookland in Fortune Shopping Centre, 750 Fortune Drive on the North Shore. For further information call 250-372-2809 or 250-376-2330.


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Food for Thought Ever wonder where your food comes from? Did you ever stop and consider how far it may have traveled before it reached your local grocer? Ever wonder how many weeks before its prime, the fruit or vegetable in question may have been picked to ensure freshness and stability during the travel across hemispheres? If you answered yes to any of these questions you are part of a growing group of consumers who are influencing change in the food system. A local restaurant has decided to make that change a priority and pass on the benefits to its clientele. Terra Restaurant, located at 326 Victoria, sources the vast majority of their ingredients from local producers – much of it from farms and ranches. Even more processed items such as honey, pepperoni, spices, dairy and cheese come from local sources. What is at stake here is nothing inconsequential – community health, agricultural sustainability and food security. Big concepts often dismissed by others as not “their problem”. Terras’ chef/owner David Tombs suggests that attitude is shortsighted. He goes on to say, bottom lines need to include social, environmental and financial results. He sites Terras’ support for local farms and ranches like Sun River Organics, Laughing Swan Farm, Thistle Farm, Rubinson’s Organic Farm, and Dominion Creek Ranch. There are also sustainable fish suppliers like Teds Trout and Tanya Ray Fishing whose products appear on their menu. The result is not only food that your conscience will feel good about, but there is nothing quite like

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straight from your heart this Mother’s Day find a gift as exceptional and rare as your Mother hand-crafted by local and Canadian artisans and designers The Fifth Annual National Art Show is being held at the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre at 7 West Seymour Street and runs daily from 10am until 5pm until April 28 and it closes at 3pm on April 29. This year, there are entries from as far away as Alaska. In addition, there are 12 paintings by the top level Federation of Canadian Artists signature members. These are internationally known artists and they are competing for a $600 prize as part of the show. There are almost 100 pieces in the show featuring a variety of mediums and genres to enjoy.

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naturalhealth naturalhealthn TRU radio starts volunteer drive CFBX, the campus/community radio station at Thompson Rivers University, started its fall volunteer drive on Monday, April 16 and will run to Sunday, April 29. CFBX is an entirely volunteer run and programmed radio station and is always looking for energetic and creative volunteers to help out on air and off air. Volunteers do not need to be TRU students to get involved. CFBX programs a wide variety of music and spoken word programming with a non-commercial focus. Music programming includes folk, roots, classical, jazz, funk, blues, punk, metal, hip-hop and electronic. The spoken word programming ranges from social and political issues

to sports and entertainment. In addition, CFBX is especially in need of volunteers for morning shows, late night shows, and anyone interested in programming in a language other than English. CFBX is an excellent place to build up job skills in audio editing, interviewing, writing, organization skills and computer use. There are numerous ways to get involved at the station on air and off. Anyone interested in getting involved with CFBX can call the station at 377-3988, email to radio@tru.ca or drop by the station at House 8, behind the Campus Activity Centre on the TRU campus.

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East Meets West in sypmphony Gemini-nominated musician George Gao is hailed as one of the most exciting, innovative and respected erhu masters today. A student of the erhu from the age of six, Gao earned many prizes and awards as a junior performer and student of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and Toronto’s Royal Conservatory of Music. His international performing career was launched after his first prize win at the Beijing National Erhu Competition. He has toured Europe, North America and Asia, performing in recitals and as a soloist with orchestras. Billions of people have seen his performances on CCTV, China’s most watched TV station. You can hear him perform with the Kamloops Symphony on Friday and Saturday nights, April 27 and 28 at Sagebrush Theatre. Both performances start at 7:30. The erhu is a two-stringed bowed musical instrument,

sometimes known in the Western world as the “Chinese violin” or a “Chinese two-stringed fiddle”. It is used as a solo instrument as well as in small ensembles and large orchestras. It is the most popular of the huqin family of traditional bowed string instruments used by various ethnic groups of China. A very versatile instrument, the erhu is used in both traditional and contemporary music arrangements, such as in pop, rock, jazz, etc. East Meets West features the music of composers who have created new orchestral sounds by blending their fascinating dual cultural backgrounds as Chinese born Canadian musicians. Program and ticket information is available on our website at www.kamloopssymphony. com. All tickets are sold through Kamloops Live! Box Office, in person, by phone at 250-374-5483 or toll free 1-866-374-5483.

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Springtime festivals buzzing with local talent ■■ Art in the Park applications for performers and community art groups available now. Apply by Apr. 21 through Kamloops Arts Council at www.kamloopsarts.com. ■■ The Art We Are, 246 Victoria St. 250-828-7998. Every Friday between 12 to 1pm, the Art We Are hosts Lunchtime Live, an hour of entertainment provided by talented local artists. April 26, James Struthers 8pm and April 27, Jordan Klassen 8pm, April 30 Girls Girls Girls 8pm ■■ Filmtastic Film showing of Albert Nobbs, April 26 at the Paramount Theatre, 503 Victoria St. FMI 250-372-7434. ■■ Kamloops Choristers Spring Concert on April 27 at 7:30pm at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 1136 6th Ave. ■■ Kamloops Track & Field Club presents Battle of the Border on April 28 at 10am to 6pm at Hillside Stadium. ■■ Vaughn Butland, From Life: The Figure in Watercolour to Apr. 28 at the Kamloops Arts Council

Main Gallery, 7 Seymour St. West. ■■ KCBIA Needs Artists for Spring Arts Festival running May 10 to 12 in downtown Kamloops. FMI contact 250-372-3242 or info@ kcbia.com. ■■ Bake Sale on April 28 at 10am at Legion Branch 52, 425 Lansdowne St. No early sales. FMI 250-5799220. ■■ A Day at Chef School on April 28 and 29 from 9am to 4pm at TRU Culinary Department. FMI or registration contact www.bclivingarts.ca. ■■ Youth Party 
at the Kamloops Art Gallery on May 2 from 5 to 8pm for BC Youth Week filled with youth directed events to kick off our youth council: By Youth 4 Youth (BY4Y). ■■ Thunder Over Steel Choral Concert by Serious Options on May 5 at 2pm at St Andrew’s Presbyterian, 1136 6th Ave. Tickets at the door. FMI 250-376-9028 or to confirm. ■■ Ladies Auxiliary General Meeting at Legion Branch 52, 425 Lansdowne St. on May 7 at 1pm. FMI contact Joan at 250-579-9220

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■■ Flight Art Show and Sale from May 3 to 26 at the Old Courthouse Gallery, 7 W Seymour St. Opening night on May 3 at 6:30pm. In honour of International Migratory Bird Day. ■■ Featured artists Ron Hedrick, Jose Ventura, Peter Stuhlmann and Grant Leier at Hampton Gallery, 167 4th Ave. until May 15. Gallery hours are Mon. to Sat. 10am to 5pm. FMI 250-374-2400. ■■ The Way of the Shaman: Basic Workshop on May 26 and 27 at Let’s Move Studio, 925 McGill Place. Core shamanism and the classic shamanic journey for awakening dormant spiritual abilities, healing, problem solving, and restoring spiritual power. Register at wprpich@ gmail.com or FMI www.shamanism.org. ■■ Kamloops Family History Society meetings take place 4th Thurs. of each month (Sept to May) 7 to 9 pm at Heritage House, 100 Lorne St. Lawrna Myers from Vernon will speak about the BC Archives. FMI 250-579-2078.

■■ Rivershore Community Garage Sale on May 5 from 9am to 2pm, located 6km past the Lafarge Plant going east on Shuswap Rd, beside the South Thompson Inn. FMI call 250-434-9658. ■■ TRU Alumni Association Golf Tournament on May 11 at 12:30pm at Pineridge Golf Course. Register online at www.tru.ca/alumni or FMI 250-828-5264. ■■ Call For Artists! Downtown Spring Arts Festival on May 10 to 12 needs painters, chalk artists, mini muralists and window painters in the 100 to 300 blocks of Victoria St. FMI contact the KCBIA at info@ kcbia.com or call 250-372-3242. ■■ Ladies Auxiliary Legion Branch bursaries for Grade 12 students. Pick up applications at school or the Legion office, 425 Lansdowne St. Deadline is May 15. FMI contact Joan at 250-579-9220. ■■ Kamloops Garden Club meets at 7pm on the fourth Wed. of every month at Heritage House, 100 Lorne St. FMI call Jeanne at 250-5733160.

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11 n April 26, 2012

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Your Horoscope

ARIES (Mar. 21- April 20) Cultural activities will prove to be quite enlightening for everyone. Don’t let an incident at work play on your mind. Take positive action. Unreliable people will be negative about your ideas. TAURUS (Apr. 21- may 21) It’s a good time for long awaited relationships to begin. Let others know what your intentions are and be honest in your approach. If you’re already in a relationship, use this added energy passionately. GEMINI (May 22-June 21) Your input into their activities will help bring you closer together. You need activity. Don’t exaggerate. Don’t let siblings put pressure on you. CANCER (June 22-July 22) You might find that a coworker has been two faced. Your family needs to spend some time with you, too. You need to take a good look at all sides of an issue before making a decision. LEO (July 23-Aug 22) Avoid any intimate involvement’s with coworkers or employers. Dig deep to find out how costly a new venture will be before you sign on the dotted line. You can bet that situations will get out of hand if you allow others to interfere. VIRGO (Aug. 23 -Sept. 23) Be cautious when dealing with coworkers. Don’t make large purchases unless you have discussed your choices with your mate. Your diplomacy will be of utmost importance this week. LIBRA (Sept. 24 -Oct. 23) Set a limit on the amount you’re willing to spend, and be sure to stick to it. Do not travel unless absolutely necessary. Be careful. New relationships could evolve through group activities. Try not to overreact to the loss. SCORPIO (Oct. 24 - Nov. 22) Try to keep your opinions to yourself. Dealing with in-laws or relatives will not be in your best interest. Deception is evident around you. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23 -Dec. 21) Don’t be too quick to spend money. You need to enjoy the company of those who enjoy the same pastimes. Romance can develop; however, it will most probably be short-lived. Drastic changes regarding your personal attitude are evident. CAPRICORN (Dec 22.- Jan. 20) A little volleyball or other outdoor sports should be on your agenda. You can make financial gains through your unique and creative approach to business. You will be full of energy and you need to find something constructive to do. AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 -Feb. 19) Home improvement projects will enhance your residence and bring the family closer together. You can dazzle members of the opposite sex with your quick wit and aggressive charm. You need to reevaluate your situation. PISCES (Feb. 20-Mar. 20) Use your charm, but don’t be phony. Uncertain get rich quick schemes will not be as lucrative as you anticipate. Don’t let coworkers interfere with your objectives. Do things that involve children. Horoscopes courtesy of astrologer Michael Thiessen. For daily horoscopes go to www.astrology-online.com A great golfing experience... at an affordable price!

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