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Singing is one of the most basic human activities. The BC Choral Federation puts on a number of exciting and informative choral events every year. Chorfest is celebrated every year and is a flagship event that highlights interesting and challenging works specifically designed for community-based choral singers as well as promoting artistry and cooperation. Every year a different community in BC is honoured to host this provincial choral weekend. This year in Kamloops, singers will rehearse, perform together and participate in workshops during this event that fosters outstanding vocal practice in British Columbia’s choral community. For the past seven years, Mary Jackson has been directing Kamloops Happy Choristers, a group that has been operating as a choir for upward of 35 years. Raising funds is always an ongoing part of the choral group’s concert season. Kamloops Happy Choristers have

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Realizing a dream of creating opportunity Recovery from addiction is a journey that requires great determination, patience and support. Research suggests that it is much more successful for a person to stop using substances when others acknowledge the desire and effort it takes to get and remain clean and sober. The “Out of the Ashes” bursary is a Kamloops scholarship bursary opportunity that was the brain child of Ron Kopytko. Leann Kopytko, a youth counsellor working in the Raven Program at the Phoenix Centre, shares Ron’s passion for helping youth who struggle with lifestyle issues. The Out of the Ashes bursary was initiated in 2007 as a prevention initiative, and continues to be a primary focus for the Society, with Leann as Bursary Coordinator. The Phoenix Centre and the Out of the Ashes (OOTA) Committee champions this important grant which is supported by Kamloops businesses and generous community citizens who wish to assist a

To sing in harmony brings joy – continued from page 1 open with registration and a festive reception that includes wine and entertainment at the Heritage House, 100 Lorne Street. The Kamloops Happy Choristers are planning a warm Kamloops welcome with the Rube Band, Kamloops Mounted Patrol and Kamloops Chamber Musicians. A challenging repertoire necessitates thoughtful preparation and Thursday and Friday will include rehearsals in the morning and afternoon in preparation for a Friday evening public concert. This gala concert will showcase participating core choirs from around British Columbia as well as their combined voices in a glorious massed choir, which consists of at least 180 singers. Mark the date on your calendar and plan to attend this special event on Friday, April 19 at 7:30pm at the Calvary Community Church, 1205 Rogers Way. $10 tickets are available from choir members or at the door. For more information visit kamloopshappychoristers.wordpress. com/bccf-seniors-chorfest/ Jody Tippett

in 2007, the Centre has been able to assist eleven young people on their recovery journey with contributions totaling over $29,000. Two bursaries are offered yearly in two age categories, 17 to 25 years of age and 26 to 35 years of age. The award is applied to the Institution of choice for tuition, books or related materials. The bursaries are solely funded by compassionate local individuals and businesses. Phoenix Centre is grateful for their sponsors and continues to seek new support. A donation is tax deductible and makes the statement that you are invested in the young people and community of Kamloops. All sponsors are publicly recognized and invited to attend the Celebration Tea where the OOTA bursary recipients are acknowledged every year. Previous year's Out of the Ashes bursary recipients, Andrea Haugen and Heather Cameron. To donate please call 250-374recovering young person on their with multiple barriers and issues 4634 or mail your donation to journey toward education, training including problematic substance Phoenix Centre, 922 3rd Avenue, or career development. The vision use. These youth have a vision for Kamloops BC, V2C 6W5. Refer of the OOTA bursary is to provide themselves. The Out of the Ashes to phoenixcentre.org for more educational support to a young program supports them to over- information. You truly do make a difference! person in Kamloops with a mini- come their challenges and help mum of one year recovery time. them through that transformaSian Lewis, Executive Director tion. What they need is someone of Phoenix Centre remarked, to believe in them. At Phoenix Local artists are celebrating the “Phoenix Centre recognizes that Centre we do just that.” body beautiful once again in the young people are struggling Since the creation of the bursary Kamloops Arts Council’s upcoming main gallery exhibit. In this year’s Barely They’re: gay pride fudge Consider the Sensual Edge, brought to you by The Art of Collaboration Studio, 15 Kamloops-area artists pay tribute to the human form in every type of art expression possible – photography, paintings, drawings, and ceramics. Artists include Fame Mackney, Ula Chauvet, Robert Clark, Una Connor, Cindy Hayden, Hope Mikal, Sherri May, Malisa Lazzinnaro, Glen Mantie, Stacey Moore, Lynn Erin, September Kuromi, Catherine Dalfort, Debbie O’Donnell and Dana-Leigh Tomada. The show runs from April 3 to 27 in the Old Courthouse at 7 Seymour Street West with the opening reception taking place on Friday, April 5 from 5:30 to 8:00pm. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 5pm and Saturday 10am to 4pm. Barely They’re is not erotica; its In honour of Gay Pride at TRU this weekend, Fudge Yeah owner purpose is to show how artists use Ernie Ware dreamed up an exclusive Pride Fudge. With a rainbow the bare human form to portray of flavours including blueberry, vanilla, mint, banana, orange and other messages in their work, hence strawberry, this fudge is as diverse as humankind! the show’s subtitle.

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Plaza rallies for family in need The Plaza Hotel family has recently been struck by tragedy. Shane Lloyd, the son of front desk team member, Bev Lloyd, has been in a horrific accident that has forever changed his life. On March 25, 19-year-oid Shane Lloyd was struck by a falling tree while working on a property on Vancouver Island. He suffered a major spinal cord injury and trauma to his aorta and was airlifted to Vancouver General Hospital where they performed life-saving surgeries to his aorta and spine. He was kept on life support and remained in critical condition until Thursday, when he began to stabilize, but he is not out of the woods yet. His battle has just begun. Shane is now a paraplegic and when all of the surgery and surgical recovery has passed, he will begin therapy to re-learn how to live without the use of the lower half of his body. The team at The Plaza Hotel is working to do the most they can for this family, trying to help with the expenses of maintaining Bev’s life in Kamloops

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Derek Johnson Shane Lloyd gives his mom, Bev, and big kiss on the cheek. Last week Shane was involved in a tragic accident that has left him a paraplegic. Employees of the Plaza Hotel are raising money to help their family cope with the financial stress of helping Shane get through this and recover.

while she is in Vancouver to help her son. On Saturday April 6 at 11:00am there will a fundraising BBQ at The Plaza Hotel. Readers are invited to stop in and have a bite to eat and buy a raffle or 50/50 ticket. All proceeds will support Bev, Shane and family. If you are able to make a monetary donation, there will be donation cans set-

up at the front desk of the Plaza Hotel, The Fireside Steakhouse and Bar, The Plaza Liquor Store and various local businesses. If your business would like to collect for the Lloyd’s, contact Robynn Smith or Tanya Bennett at 250-3778075. Raffle tickets will be sold throughout the month of April and prizes will be drawn April 30.

Tree coupons are back As of Tuesday, April 2nd, the City will have tree coupons valued at $20 available to the public. Residents who would like a tree coupon can pick one up at City Hall at 7 Victoria Street West, or the Public Works Centre at 955 Concordia Way, during regular

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GenNext excites over 50 young professionals On March 21, 55 young professionals spent over two hours touring nonprofits in downtown Kamloops and learning about affordable housing and other social issues in our community during a United Way Seeing is Believing Tour. This tour was part of the launch for a new GenNext group in Kamloops, which is being facilitated by United Way. GenNext is a program that encourages people in their 20’s and 30’s to become involved with United Way through giving and volunteering. Participants visited Emerald Centre Emergency Shelter; Interior Community Services Youth Outreach Centre; Elizabeth Fry Society’s Elizabeth Court building; ASK Wellness’ Henry Leland House; and heard from the Literacy Outreach Worker at Street School. The participants learned about the struggles many vulnerable and atrisk people in our community face including the difficult process of applying for income assistance and how much of a struggle it is to find affordable housing in Kamloops.

The GenNext Council organizes fundraising and awareness events, promotes volunteer activities, encourages people to contribute to our community and provides a forum for people to connect.

Charlene Eden, the Shelter Manager at Emerald Centre, surprised the group when she told them her busiest season is spring and summer because people are more likely to try and escape dangerous situations when the weather is warmer. She also got many nods of understanding when she said that in her ideal world she would not have a job because there would be no need for an Emergency Shelter like Emerald Centre. “Thank you to United

Way for putting together such an eye-opening and humbling experience. I had goosebumps,” says Ashleigh McClellan, Regional Sales Manager for the BC Interior Sandman Hotel Group. Todd, an outreach worker at Interior Community Services Youth Outreach Centre, also surprised tour participants when he talked about the challenges youth face at 19 when they age out of care. He urged the tour participants to imagine themselves at this age trying

to find an apartment to rent or applying for a job or university with little to no supports to help them navigate any challenges that arise. “From the success of this event it is evident that the next generation in our community not only has a social conscience but would like to get involved in the community,” says Brendan Shaw, Chair of the GenNext Council. For more information or to sign up for the GenNext mailing list visit gennextkamloops.com.

Enjoy field trips or presentations on Kamloops history The British Columbia Historical Federation will host the 91st annual provincial conference this year in Kamloops from May 9 to 12. The conference focus is on the Historical Grassland and will be held at Coast Kamloops Convention Centre. The four day conference will feature informative workshop presentations including a History of Ranching in BC given by Lieutenant by Governor Judith Guichon. “We are delighted to welcome local rancher and recently appointed Lieutenant Governor, The Honourable Judith Guichon, who will be speaking on the History of Ranching in BC on Saturday, May 11 at 3:00pm,” says Mary Campone, chair of the Kamloops Planning Committee. “We invite anyone who enjoys hearing about

the history for our area to attend any of the sessions offered.” In addition to the workshops and presentations there will be tours of the Lac de Bois area, the Secwepemc Museum and Heritage Park, and the Heritage Train. Full day and half day options have

been made available to encourage local participation. Members of the public that may be interested in registering workshops or any part of the conference are encouraged to do so on line at bchistory.ca For further information call 250-374-1509.

Fracking and climate change public forum In order for Kamloops residents to learn more about climate change and fracking, the Council of Canadians, Kamloops Chapter, together with Thompson Rivers University Faculty Association, Human Rights Department, are sponsoring a public forum on Monday, April 8 at 6:30pm at the Clocktower Theatre on Thompson Rivers University campus. Two expert speakers will be giving presentations at this event. The forum will be a great opportunity for the public to learn more about the practice of fracking and the most recent information about climate change, topics likely to be important issues for the upcoming election. All local MLA candidates will be invited to attend and be provided time to comment on these concerns. For more information, contact Anita Strong at 250-377-0055.


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Coffee connoisseurs wanted for Brewer’s Cup Jesse Cass of Red Beard Roasters is crazy about coffee. “Passionate is a soft way of putting it. It could be bordering on insanity,” he admits. So, when he was invited to host a local qualifying round of the International Brewer’s Cup for the first time in BC’s interior, he didn’t think twice about scrambling to pull it together. “Vancouver and Victoria have thriving coffee communities. I’d love to help build one here,” Jesse explains. The local competition will be held April 12 to 14, and while there are already competitors registered from Vernon, Kelowna, Nelson and here in Kamloops, the competition is open to all coffee lovers – not just baristas. “Anyone who wants to come out and show up

the pros is welcome; the winner of the 2011 international title was just an Irish guy who brews his coffee at home every morning,” he shares. The competition is limited to any type of manual brewing technique – French Press, stove top, siphon or any of over 100 methods. The only use of electricity allowed is to heat the water. The winner of both the local event will receive return airfare to Ottawa and a place in the Canadian National event. The winner of the national events will qualify for the world championships taking in place in Nice, France or Melbourne, Australia. The deadline for registration is April 9. For information about location details, go to redbeardcoffee.com or call 250-376-0083. Rebecca Stewart

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The Kamloops Art Gallery’s (KAG) newest exhibits Weather Systems and Place in Memory will be on display starting April 6. Curated by Charo Neville, Weather Systems presents work by Vancouver based artist Germaine Koh from the past two decades and new works made specifically for this exhibition. The selected work relates natural and human systems by focusing on the inter-relatedness of conditions in the built and natural environment that might otherwise seem disparate. It brings together the artist’s series of three Fair-weather forces works for the first time. This series comprises architectonic interventions that suggest a reciprocal relationship between human behaviour and natural or meteorological phenomena, namely wind, sunlight and tides. An artist talk will take place at KAG April 6 at 5:30pm with the opening reception running from 6:30pm until 8:00pm. The exhibition will be on display until June 15. And, in The Cube, Tara Bauer: Place in Memory explores the relationship between people and place

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A feast of short plays opens next week at TRU when the 14th annual Director’s Festival runs April 8 to 13 in the Black Box Theatre (located in Old Main on the TRU campus). There are two evenings of shows on alternating nights, directed by senior TRU theatre students: Night A on April 8, 9 and 10, and Night B on April 9, 11 and 13. For a list of plays visit actorsworkshoptheatre. ca. Shows start at 8pm and tickets are $12 each and can be reserved through the Actor’s Workshop Theatre Box Office at 250.377.6100, through Kamloops Live! Box Office at 250.374.5483 or online at kamloopslive.ca.

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Orange and Blue Contrast Films seem to have an obsession with using orange and blue images, shades, and backgrounds on posters and artwork. According to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s color wheel, blue and orange are complementary to each other. When used together, complementary colors are naturally aesthetically pleasing, which is important for attracting people’s attention to a movie through its poster or DVD cover. There are many interpretations of exactly what emotions orange and blue 3:22 PM are meant to evoke,18/03/13 but some say orange makes us imagine excitement and vitality, whereas blue has calming and cool mood.

The Cameo Appearance Often included as a nod to a small section of the audience, to be overlooked by the rest, cameo appearances involve someone of significance making a brief and unexpected appearance in a film, often without saying a single line. Some directors are particularly known for this – Alfred Hitchcock probably more than anyone, having walk-on parts in most of his own films.

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Burlesque celebrates its 2012 hits Join the Kamloops Burlesque Monthly Showcase at The Blue Grotto on April 11 for their Fan Favourites 2012 show, featuring the best performances from its last season, as chosen by audience members, all rolled into one. Dress up to win special prizes in the Best Dressed Contest, and show up early for the Runway Fashion Show, where audience

members have a turn starring in this fun monthly performance. As always, the show is 19+ . VIP tickets, which allow early entrance to the show and exclusive floor seating, are available at Instinct Adornment. Doors open at 8:00pm, and the show starts at 9:30pm. The Kamloops Burlesque Monthly Showcase is at the Blue Grotto and is the second Thursday of every month.

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