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The little note that grew and grew Have you ever encountered a kind word or a beautiful gesture that changed the course of your day? There is beauty all around us; it is in the sun that shines down upon us, the smiles of the pedestrians that pass you by, the words of encouragement by a co-worker, the loving gaze of a child, the leniency of a bylaw officer… beauty is all around us, all you have to do is capture it. There is almost no one that knows this better than Christina Grono, owner and operator of The Art We Are Art Gallery and Tea Joint. Christina with all of her spirit has built her business on love; the love of art, love of people and love of life. You can feel her spirit in everything that The Art We Are does and now that spirit has grown and evolved so much that it is giving back. The spirit in question comes in the form of loving, inspirational and encouraging notes that have found themselves in the wall at The Art We Are. Anyone who has been in The Art We Are lately may have noticed the hundreds upon hundreds of little notes tucked into the brick wall. Started by patron Heidi Ferber just about a year ago, the notes have taken off

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Get on board with KamClean Week A Communities in Bloom initiative since 2004, KamClean Week is a spring clean up program to promote pride and environmental stewardship. The Home and Garden Show will kick off KamClean Week from April 13 to 15. Visit the City booth at McArthur Island Sports Centre for more information about various initiatives on the Environment, Parks and Recreation, Planning and Transportation. Enter a draw to win a push mower and other environmentally friendly gifts. Also in celebration of KamClean Week, is Free Landfill Day on April 15. Before you make a trip to the landfill, ask yourself if

the items can be reused or recycled. A $10 fee will apply for each appliance containing Freon. Use the Product Care drop-off for paints, solvents, pesticides and flammable liquids. For a list of acceptable items visit: www.productcare.org. On April 18 is Adopt-A-Road Day where clubs, citizens and private organizations are encouraged to keep Kamloops beautiful by volunteering to pick up litter along a designated street. In recognition, a placard with their name is placed along their street. Sign up today! Call 250-828-3400. City Council with Communities in Bloom will pick up litter and remove graffiti start-

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ing at 9:00 am at City Hall on April 20 as part of the Council Clean Up. North and south shore businesses are also encouraged to participate in Business Clean Up Day on April 21 with a cleanup with Smart Options and Communities in Bloom. Contact the Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association at 250-372-3242 or info@kcbia.com. The KamClean Challenge on April 21 is in honour of Earth Day and schools, businesses, community groups and residents are asked to sign up. You can register online and make a pledge to clean up a location near you. Take the Challenge at http://www.kamloops.ca/environment/kamclean/volunteer. shtml. Do your part for Earth Day on April 22 by taking transit, carpooling or walking to school or work, organizing a neighbourhood clean up, packing a litterless lunch, composting household waste and applying mulch around plants to reduce evaporation and save water and purchasing environmentally friendly cleaning products.

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RIH Difference Makers were among the 7,000 to carry the medal during the 25th Anniversary Rick Hansen relay: (l to r) Social Worker Carol Blake, Recovery Nurse Deb Temple, Auxiliary past president Trudy Deluca and Auxiliary President Wilma Scheer.

Procedures and surgeries stay on schedule On March 30, The B.C. Supreme Court told the BC Anesthesiologists’ Society its members cannot withdraw services from B.C. hospitals, at least not until after the judge rules on April 20 on an injunction request from health authorities. The decision means no elective procedures or surgeries will be postponed as previously expected, starting Monday, April 2, 2012. All patients with scheduled

procedures should proceed as planned. April 2 had initially been identified by B.C. anesthesiologists for start of withdrawal of services. To prepare for such an action, health authorities had sent over 3,200 letters to patients warning of potential scheduling disruptions. “We’re pleased with the court’s decision not to allow anesthesiologists to withdraw their services

starting next week,” said Dr. Robert Halpenny, President and CEO, Interior Health. “Although this is an interim ruling, health authorities are encouraged that the judge’s decision provides immediate clarity, and puts patient care first and foremost. As we go forward, our top priority will be to protect patient safety, with the goal of ensuring no elective surgeries are postponed.”

– continued from page 1 took over. That one little note grew and grew and the next time Heidi returned her note was no longer the only one. Today, almost one year later, the whole brick wall has notes up and down and all around. People spend time reading the inspirational and informative notes and if they are so inclined add a little piece of their own spirit to the wall. “You never really realize how much of an impact you can have on life until you try,” continues Heidi. “People read and read and read the notes. They always put them back. They are always nice. I’ve always wanted to make a difference and have a positive impact on people. Now look, you can come into The Art We Are and look at the art of the walls and the art in the walls. I always encourage people to leave something, become a part of the wall and make an impact.” In the mere 15 minutes that I was there, I witnessed a woman craft and leave a poem, two others read a note and perhaps received a kind word or pearl of wisdom. You never know what you can find at The Art We Are and you never know what kind of impact you can have on someone else’s life unless you take initiative and put yourself out there like Heidi did. Thank you Heidi for taking the initiative to spread kindness and love in the community. You have probably touched many more lives than you can imagine or realize. Tanya Orozco, freelance


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(L-R) Donna Otto, Joy Parks and Karen Wocknitz were just three of the volunteers on hand on March 31 for the Thrift Sellers grand re-opening at 146 Victoria St. Many patrons came down to the store, and It was a busy place with face painting and goodies available. (The Echo’s crackerjack, roving reporter found herself a super-cool Adirondack deck chair!) The thrift store is always looking for volunteers, and if you have a few extra hours, contact the RIH Afternoon Auxiliary at 250-374-0487.

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WCT takes local talent to new levels! Last week at Sagebrush Theatre, Western Canada Theatre’s artistic director, Daryl Cloran and general manager, Lori Marchand, announced their 2012/13 season. This season features very exciting partnerships with organizations from the community. They are partnering with Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc (Kamloops Indian Band) on the award-winning production Where The Blood Mixes and, for the first time in history, are partnering with the Kamloops Symphony to produce Fiddler On The Roof, an incredible Broadway musical! They will feature a number of plays about our region, including a world premiere of a new play Never Shoot A Stampede Queen by a BC author Mark Leiren-Young. WCT will showcase performers from our community and train our region’s emerging artists. They will continue their successful pay-what-you-can matinees to ensure everyone can experience live theatre. Plus, they will introduce programming created specifically for young children. Although its not included in the their season subscriptions, watch for a special performance of Where The Wild Things Are. Throughout the season they will spotlight the talented Kamloops residents “behind the scenes” at WCT, who take personal pride in creating high quality professional productions for our audiences. The 2012/13 season is something for everyone to celebrate. For more information, visit their website at www.wctlive.ca.

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Independently owned and operated by Edge Publishing, the Downtown Echo is distributed weekly throughout downtown Kamloops. We focus on activities and events at the neighbourhood level, and on larger events with direct impact on our neighbourhood. The Downtown Echo is available free to you because we are advertising supported. Please support the local businesses that support this newspaper through their advertising - remember when you shop locally, the money you spend remains in our community. DISCLAIMER: The publisher will not be responsible for errors or omissions. Due care and attention is used in checking advertising copy for accuracy and legitimacy, but no warranty is implied or given by the publisher. The publisher reserve the right to refuse any advertising or editorial submissions which they believe to be inconsistent with the concept of this publication. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the contributors/writers and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or views of the publisher.

In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Man in Motion World Tour, Rick Hansen (right) was at London Drugs on Thursday, March 29 signing his book for many excited fans. After the 25th Anniversary Rick Hansen Relay wrapped up at the Tournament Capital Centre fieldhouse floor, our delivery specialist, Marilee Manning, caught the Special Olympics Floor Hockey Team playing a rousing game.

British Columbians make Earth Hour successful British Columbians saved 121 megawatt hours of electricity and reduced the provincial electricity load by 1.67 percent during Earth Hour on March 31 – about the same as the 1.8 percent drop last year – and the equivalent of turning off about 9 million 12.5-watt LED light bulbs. The community with the highest reduction in consumption, 12.1 percent, was Revelstoke. Kamloops

ranked 15th with a decrease at 3.6 percent . In total, 91 communities across BC registered their participation in Earth Hour. This year marks the fifth year of BC Hydro’s support of the event. The goal of the event is to encourage individuals to turn off unnecessary lights and electronics in an effort to conserve power and in doing so, demonstrate support for climate change reduction efforts.

Bicentennial commemorative logo winner In 1812, fur trader and explorer David Stuart built a trading post on the south shore of the Thompson River. Little did he realize such humble beginnings would eventually become a bustling city. The City will commemorate this important bicen-

tennial year by entering the official City of Kamloops 2012 logo. The City of Kamloops invited residents to help commemorate the bicentennial year by designing and submitting a logo incorporating the themes explored in the slogan:

“2 Rivers, 2 Peoples, 200 Years”. The winner would receive $1,000 or the equivalent in City of Kamloops facility passes or program credits, as well as a commemorative plaque presented by the Mayor. All entries were judged by a panel and a

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Mayor, Peter Milobar and Karen Rees, winner of 2012 Commemorative Logo Contest unveil the 2012 City of Kamloops Bicentennial depicting the two rivers, two peoples theme.

winner was announced shortly afterward. The winner of the contest was Karen Rees of Kamloops, who received a $1,000 prize and a commemorative plaque presented by the Mayor. “I have loved art for as long as I can remember. I enjoy the challenge of finding new and exciting ways to capture a vision or story through creative design. The Commemorative logo depicts the two peoples. The red figure has a feather image within the arm on the right side. Inside the two figures is two rivers flowing into each other. The figures are embracing each other as well as the two rivers.”said Karen Rees, winner of 2012 Commemorative Logo Contest.


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Dawn Rueckl of Wells Gray Tours in Kamloops will serve on the National Tour Association (NTA) Canadian Task Force for 2012. The group will focus on enhancing programs and benefits for NTA’s Canadian members, said Jim Reddekopp Jr., chairman of the 3,000-member association. “Dawn’s leadership helps NTA in so many ways,” said Reddekopp. “She accomplishes work that’s critical to the success of the association in Canada, and serving as a volunteer, she sets a tremendous example.” Rueckl welcomes the challenge of leadership. “Travel brings joy to people and vital-

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ARIES (Mar. 21- April 20) You could lose money or precious belongings if you aren’t careful. You may cause a fuss if you come on too strongly in public. You will enjoy events that lean toward theater or music this week. TAURUS (Apr. 21- May 21) Look before you leap. Look into alternate means of sup porting your financial burdens. Creative educational pursuits will payoff. You can make excellent investments if you are in the right place at the right time. GEMINI (May 22-June 21) Female members of your family may be difficult to deal with. You need to look into some private matters before you can proceed with your plans. Minor fevers or infections will develop if you’re over-stressed. Organization is the key to avoiding family feuds. CANCER (June 22-July 22) Take time to visit someone who has been I confined due to illness. You’ll find it difficult to control your emotions. You can make personal changes that will enhance your appearance and bring you greater popularity. LEO (July 23-Aug 22) Secret affairs will only lead to deception. Avoid any petty ego confrontations; they could lead to estrangement if you aren’t careful. Your personal life is going through a state of confusion. Reevaluate your position and make decisions about your future goals. VIRGO (Aug. 23 -Sept. 23) You may want to take a serious look at your goals and objectives. You will need a little competition this week. Gel involved in activities that will stretch your stamina. Re-evaluate your position and make decisions about your future goals. LIBRA (Sept. 24 -Oct. 23) Romantic opportunities will be plentiful if you go out with friends. Talk to an older family member you have helped in the past. If you haven’t already, don’t be afraid to start your own small business on the side. SCORPIO (Oct. 24 - Nov. 22) Your partner will be emotionally unable to cope. You are best to avoid such unsavory circumstances, especially if you’re in a group situation. You should not be concerned with coworkers who insist on spreading rumors. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23 -Dec. 21) You will have no problem getting along with clients. This is a turning point. Make changes to your living quarters that will please the whole family. Entertain those who can provide you with valuable information and knowledge. CAPRICORN (Dec 22.- Jan. 20) If you can, try to work out of your home this week. Coworkers may not be completely honest with you; try not to rely on help from others. You can discuss your intentions and ideas with your colleagues or friends this week. You must refrain from overspending on entertainment. AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 -Feb. 19) You may have taken on a little too much, but you will enjoy every minute of it. You have a lot to offer. Chronic health problems are likely to surface if you are keeping your problems locked up inside. Take the time to sort out your personal papers. PISCES (Feb. 20-Mar. 20) You may find that others do not do things the way you want; however, if the job gets done, let it pass. You can make the most headway if you put in some overtime. Outdoor sports events should entice you. You’re in the mood to spend time with your lover. Horoscopes courtesy of astrologer Michael Thiessen. For daily horoscopes go to www.astrology-online.com

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