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Show features decade of Saucy Fops It all started ten years ago when a small group of artistically talented, comedic and funny folks got together and performed their first show at Elements Café which is now known as Caffe Motivo here in the downtown core. The great thing about Kamloops is that everyone no matter how big or small seems to know everyone or at least know of them. Kamloops’ Saucy Fops are no exception to this rule. The Fops, as they are sometimes lovingly referred to as, made a grand splash onto the scene. With help from the talented and funny writings of Grand Fop Cayman Duncan, they delivered material and shows like no other here in town. They were young, hip, fringe, funny, and the result was a cult following with buzz and word of mouth talk about these new kids and how you just had to see their next show. As with all small theatre companies and troupes, the group underwent various cast changes and personalities over the years but under the keen direction of Cayman and his partner in crime, Terri Runnalls, have always delivered a hilarious show that sent delight into all of their audiences. “The Saucy Fops have been together for ten years,” explains Terri. “We began as a four-person group and first performed in Elements Cafe on Victoria Street. We moved our productions to Hero’s pub at TRU (then University College of the Cariboo). It was here that they really built our young audience. The shows were more raw and the audience was more rowdy. In 2003, we moved our productions mostly to the Pavilion theatre, which has been our main stomping ground since.” For the last few years the Saucy Fops have been out touring the Canadian Fringe

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Festival circuit. Their tours have taken them from Toronto to Victoria, with many stops in between. They have had the opportunity to be a part of Western Canada Theatre’s season on several occasions, as well as be participants in the Olympic Torch Ceremony and World Masters Games here in Kamloops. As they embark on their tenth year together they thought it would be fitting to bring their talent back home and give their loyal audience a production (or two) that would remind them why they loved the Saucy Fops in the first

place. This production is aptly named 10 Years of Sauce and is actually two shows running on alternating nights that bring all the glitz, glamour and fun from the last ten years and roll them into two jam-packed, non-stop productions that are sure to delight their audience. “This show, 10 Years of Sauce is entirely written by Cayman Duncan,” furthers Terri. “It is two different shows featuring our favourite short plays and scenes from 2001 to 2011. We pride ourselves in creating and producing – continued on page 2

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The Thompson-Nicola Film Commission is receiving $30,000 from the provincial government. This is part of $275,000 in provincial government funding to help regional organizations attract and provide services to film and video producers from around the world. Every year, British Columbia’s regions provide locations for various film projects, including movies, television series, documentaries and commercials. Motion picture and television producers spent more than $1 billion in British Columbia during 2010. About 90 per cent of productions use the services of the BC Film Commission, including regional film commissions and offices. “As former Film Commission Chair I understand the economic benefits of this industry to our region,” states Kamloops – North Thompson MLA Terry Lake. “A lot of great films have been made in the area with the support of the Thompson-Nicola Film Commission, and that’s something we can be proud of. More films being made here will mean more jobs stay here,” adds Kamloops – South Thompson MLA Kevin Krueger. Did you know that British Columbia is the third largest production centre in North America after Los Angeles and New York, and that B.C.’s film production industry directly and indirectly employs more than 25,000 people? The Thompson-Nicola Regional District operates the Thompson-Nicola Film Commission from its offices right here in Kamloops. This film commission has been very successful marketing the unique visual opportunities created by

our region’s semi-arid, mountainous landscape. Movies filmed in the area include “A Team”,

Every summer, the annual Perseid meteor shower raises the hopes of those interested in the night sky. Being one of the biggest meteor showers of the year, coupled with the fact that it takes place in the middle of summer, it’s not surprising that many look forward to it. However, some of the best viewing of this year’s Perseid meteor shower was washed out by the full moon, which coincided with the peak of the shower on August 12 and 13. However, all is not lost, as the meteor shower will continue through to about August 24! The Perseid meteor shower is named after the constellation Perseus, which is located in roughly the same point of the night sky where the Perseid meteor shower appears to originate from. The source of the Perseid meteor shower is actually debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle. Every year, the earth passes through the debris cloud left by the comet when the earth’s atmosphere is bombarded by what is popularly known as “falling stars.” At the peak of the meteor shower, it is not unusual to see at least 60 meteors per hour streaking across the Northeast sky! The meteors are certainly bright, but they are actually only tiny objects, usually no more than a grain of sand. However, as they travel at speeds of up to 71 kilometers per second, these small particles put on quite a brilliant show.

Because of the way the earth hits this debris cloud, the Perseid meteor shower is much more visible in the Northern hemisphere. The best place to observe the Perseid meteor shower (or any meteor shower for that matter) is somewhere dark, away from light pollution, and with the moon out of the field of vision. The less light visible, the more brilliant the meteor shower will be. While mostly viewable to the naked eye, the annual Perseid meteor show may be partially obstructed by the moon, clouds or night mist, so amateur astronomers may want to carry along a pair of binoculars or a camera with a

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YOU make KAMLOOPS PROUD

Demonstrating their community dedication, spirit and pride are just some of the many, many volunteers who gave of their time, enthusiasm, hard work, and vision to make the Western Canada Summer Games 2011 the huge success that it was. This committed group of volunteers was busy taking down and cleaning up after the volunteer appreciation party following the Games Closing Ceremonies on Sunday. Congratulations to all volunteers, staff, members of the organizing committees, coaches, athletes, and sports officials who made such an amazing contribution and put on a fabulous Western Canada Summer Games that will be remembered for years to come.

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telescopic lens. Experts usually just advise to forget the telescope, and simply look up toward the northeast sky! For photographing the annual event, a digital camera mounted on a tripod helps to steady the images that swiftly move across the sky. Have the camera focused on infinity and, if your camera permits, leave the shutter open for several minutes for the most spectacular photographic effects. The meteors will appear to emanate from the East, but they will cross the sky in all directions, so your best view is lying on your back looking up. Get some blankets, stay warm and enjoy.

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– continued from page 1 theatre that is 100 per cent our own. All shows have always been written, directed and produced by the Saucy Fops.” Aside from the obvious, that the shows will be absolutely hilarious and are long overdue, the next best thing is that these performances will feature many of your favourite Saucy Fop players from the last ten years as well. There has been more than a handful of talented actors who have circulated through their different productions, and this will be your chance to catch

them doing what they love and getting back to their roots. Make sure to get your tickets before they are all gone. The Saucy Fops and their 10 Years of Sauce is running August 22 to 27 at the Pavilion Theatre at 1025 Lorne Street. The first part “Saucy” runs August 22, 24 and 26, with “Fop” on August 23, 25 and 27. Tickets are $15.00 for one show or $25.00 for both and can be purchased at the Kamloops Live! Box Office at 250-374-LIVE. Tanya Orozco, freelance


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Int’l short films hit Kamloops The Open Door Group is excited to present the second Annual “Picture This... International Disability Film Festival” in Kamloops on Wednesday, August 24 at the TRU’s Clocktower Theatre at 900 McGill Road and you are invited. The evening will include a screening of several intriguing short films from around the world (many of them award winning) that have been produced, written and/or directed by persons with disabilities. The event kicks off at 5:30pm with presentations commencing at 6:30 p.m. and running until 9:00 p.m. The Clocktower Theatre is wheelchair accessible. All films are captioned and inter-

preters will be present to accommodate attendees who are deaf or hard of hearing. Entrance is by donation at the door. For more information contact Joanna Clark at the Open Door Group at 250377-3670. The Open Door Group is the same organization that runs the North Shore’s Gardengate, an innovative horticulture project that aims to promote healthy eating and active living for persons with mental health issues. Gardengate provides rehabilitation, skills, life skills training and vocational training for participants, while providing volunteer opportunities for members of the community.

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echo’s got the beat It was a thrill for the Echo staff to have (L-R) Roberta Memogana, Aaron “Godson” Hernandez, and Roberta’s son Justin Memogana drop by the newspaper office. Justin is one of the members of the Ulukhaktok Western Drum Dancers group who performed at the Western Canada Summer Games. The performers are from Ulukhaktok in the Inuvik Region of the Northwest Territories, with a population of only 398. And Aaron aka Godson performed at the Games as well. He has been a hiphop artist in the Northwest Territories for over 16 years and was the only rapper ever to write for the show Canadian Idol.

CAP Team helps organize special Farmer’s Market Since its revival in 1978, the Kamloops Farmers Market has grown to include two weekly busy and bustling markets on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to noon and on Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. At the Kamloops market you will find everything from fresh, locally grown produce, to delicious baked goods, to arts and crafts and jewelry. In an era in which the disconnection between food production and consumption seems to be growing, it is comforting to see that the Kamloops Farmers’ Market is thriving. Farmers’ Markets such as our own in Kamloops help to repair the severed relationship between us and the food we eat by facilitating interactions between food producers and consumers, and encouraging us to learn about the food we are eating. By buying from local producers and growers, we learn—albeit subconsciously—what

is in season is an event and when, aimed at what kinds promotof foods are ing both our able to grow We d n e s d a y in Kamloops, and Saturday and how Farmers’ slight changes Markets. in our climate Competing can affect the CAP comments teams use Ailsa Miller livelihood of fresh ingreour farmers. dients purMoreover, the Farmers’ chased within the hour Market helps to bring from the market. Judges traffic into the downtown then choose first, secand adds vibrancy to our ond, and third place windowntown business and ners based on a number residential neighbour- of criteria. We encourhood. On Wednesday, August 24 the Kamloops Central The hard working folks BIA and the Kamloops Farmers’ Market are orga- at the local chapter the nizing another extended MS Society of Canada Farmers’ Market. We want to invite you to join are closing off the 400 them for the third annual block of Victoria Street to Cruisin’ for a Cause Day on August 25 to help end vehicle traffic and filling MS. For every Teen Burgthe block with vendors. er sold at all A&W ResMid-market at noon, taurants across Canada, the Customer Care and $1 will go towards fundPatrol (CAP) Team is ing research and providhosting their annual Salsa ing life-changing services Challenge, sponsored by for people touched by MS. Fresh is Best Salsa. The Last year Canadian A&W hour-long Salsa Challenge restaurants did a great job

age everyone to stop by the extended Farmers’ Market on August 24 and, while you’re there, check out the Salsa Challenge! If you are interested in competing, you can give the CAP team a call, send us an email at capteam@kcbia.com, or visit the website www.kcbia. com. The CAP team can be reached at 250-5723008 or 250-572-3009 or at the Customer Care Information Kiosk at 250572-3017. We are always happy to help!

Cruisin’ for a teen burger by raising over $700,000. And this summer they want to do even better. Did you know that there are six A&W’s in Kamloops? And of course, there’s one right here on the North Shore in the Fortune Mall at the corner of 8th St. & Tranquille Rd. Come on out and show your support at your neighbourhood A&W on August 25 anytime between 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.


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Horticulture program offers a place to grow The word success is a subjective one. It means many different things to many different people. For you, succeeding may mean you finally have been able to run five kilometers, to another it may mean that they are free, living out on their own and enjoying life. Downtown Kamloops’ Open Door Group was created with this fundamental mission – to provide the tools and opportunities for people with disabilities and other barriers to succeed in life. One of their most colourful and exciting programs is the Gardengate Horticulture Program. Imagine a garden of fresh vividly coloured organic vegetables ripe and ready for your dinner table. You can find all this and more at the Gardengate Training Centre on Southill Street. Gardengate is an innovative horticulture project that provides social and educational opportunities for persons with mental disabilities while encouraging healthy living through N S U R AThey NCE food Iproduction. grow S 100 E R per V I cent C E certiS INC. fied organic flowers, veggies and herbs and they work hard all year long so. They have a variety of events and sales throughout'PSBMMPGZPVSJOTVSBODF the year. RightOFFET QMFBTFWJTJU now they are in the midst of the growing season, which means that res$07&3"(& idents and visitors of Kamloops have access to low 8&1307*%& cost high quality produce …*$#$"VUPQMBO every weekday between …5SBWFM 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.3PCFSUB …)PNFPXOFS “We will have our daily …5FOBOU produce until October 20,�…$PNNFSDJBM explains David Hoar of Gardengate. “As the …'BSN crops become ready they will be on sale. We have a variety of events throughout the year. The%PSJT next big one is our annual summer Salsa Challenge on Thursday, August 18 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m..� The summer Salsa Challenge is the perfect venue to be able to have a personal experience of Gar,FO 7JDLZ  .BOBHFSfrom agencies dengate. Teams all over town will be making salsa and competing head to head vying for 201 350 the first place title.-The best part of the competition is that visitors will Lansdowne St. have the chance to taste the amazConveniently located ing creations. In additionDowntown to watching the competition, visitors to the facility will get the chance to look around, en250-374-3536 joy live music from popular KamISI - 3.16V July 2011.indd 1

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Celebrating Canadians who make a difference Cathy McLeod, Member of Parliament for Kamloops – Thompson – Cariboo would like to remind everyone to nominate someone they feel is deserving of the Prime Minister’s Volunteer Award. “As I watched first-hand the many dedicated volunteers work so tirelessly over the past two weeks at the Western Canada Summer Games, I’m reminded that volunteers are the key to the success of our communities. Their everyday contributions help make Canada stronger by making a dif-

ference and inspiring hope,� said McLeod. The Prime Minister’s Volunteer Awards is a new program that has been created to celebrate and highlight community leadership and encourage partnerships across sectors. A total of 17 awards will be given: 15 regional and two national awards. Recipients will be eligible to identify a not-for-profit organization to receive a grant for $5,000 (regional awards) or $10,000 (national awards). The last day to submit a nomi-

Raised without a faith tradition, Pat Zogar still always knew, even as a child, that there was “something else,� some power greater than we are in the universe. She was always astounded when people talked about tragedies as “Acts of God� and about themselves as being “Godfearing.� She didn’t know what God was, but knew It wasn’t something to be afraid of. When she found a New Thought church which made reference to “The Infinite� and encouraged members to think for themselves, honour all paths, investigate many teachings and find their own Truth, she instantly knew that New Thought ministry was to be her calling. She served as pastor of the Positive Living Centre in Victoria for eight years before relocating

to the Centre for Spiritual Living, Winnipeg in 2008. After three gruelling winters, she was thrilled to answer the call back to beautiful B. C. to serve the enthusiastic and energetic members of the Centre for Spiritual Living, Kamloops. Official installation of Rev. Pat will take place on Friday, September 16, with Kelowna’s Dr. Kenn Gordon officiating. Dr. Kenn is the much-beloved president of International Centres for Spiritual Living, now numbering over 700 centres around the world. She is looking forward to writing a regular column for the Echo, giving us “Something to Think About.� Rev. Patricia Zogar is spiritual director of the Centre for Spiritual Living, Kamloops, www.cslkamloops.org.

nation application is September 9, 2011. Award recipients will be recognized at an award ceremony to be held in early 2012. “I know there are numerous individuals, businesses and notfor-profit organizations in our riding that deserve to be nominated for this award. If you know any-

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Friends, fans, media, staff, and loyal donors of the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation, hailed local hockey hero, Mark Recchi, at the Interior Savings Centre on Friday as he announced the Kamloops Blazers support to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation. “Thank you all for your support”, said the NHL’s three time Stanley Cup winner. “And thank you to the Kamloops Blazers for joining us in our quest for $3 million for a New ICU at our local hospital.”

With the Blazer Club so closely tied to Mark Recchi, Kamloops Blazers Head Coach Guy Charron said, “We are proud to be joining the ranks with the four other Team Recchi Members to show our community how important this cause really is.” With a new Team Recchi member added to the roster each month, the lineup is showcasing some exceptional community supporters. TELUS, Zimmer Wheaton, Aberdeen Mall and the Iccha/Wish Fund have all come on board.

Royal Inland Hospital (RIH) Foundation Executive Officer, Veronica Carroll, Mark Recchi, and Kamloops Blazers Head Coach Guy Charron cut the cake to celebrate the Blazers as the newest member of the RIH ICU campaign.

Diabetes connection: Keys to eating healthy for diabetes I would like to review a few easy tips that will enhance your ability to use healthy eating as the foundation for your diabetes management. As you know, there is no longer a specific “diabetic diet” to follow, but rather diabetics are encouraged to follow the Canadian Food Guide. However, as your body has difficulties metabolizing sugar properly, the choices that you make within the food guide can greatly affect your blood sugar levels. The first concept that I would like to review is called low-density eating. This method works on the premise that feeling full is determined by the density or volume/ weight of food as our bodies are unable to sense the caloric content of food. Therefore, by choosing foods that have a low energy density (low calories per volume/weight), we are able to eat more, feel fuller, and lose weight, which ultimately helps with our blood sugar management. For example, if you chose a bacon cheeseburger for lunch, the burger alone is almost 600 calories, not including the fries and soda that you would probably have to accompany it, which would probably push the meal up to over 1000 calories. Instead, you could have a turkey sandwich on whole-grain bread, a cup of

vegetable soup with foods low on the glycewhole-grain crackers, mic index is especially celery sticks, and an important at breakfast apple for only ~550 time, as high glycemic calories. The basis of index foods, such as low-density eating is corn flakes, cause a that by eating lots of big spike in your blood fruits and vegetables, sugar, resulting in a which have a high surge of insulin release, water content, and by which can cause low increasing our dietary HealtH matters blood sugars, leaving Laura Burgess fiber, which makes us you feeling hungry and feel fuller longer, we causing you to eat up can eat more and weight less as we to 80 percent more calories in a day. consume less calories. This book is a wealth of information The second concept I would like on how to incorporate a low glyceto review is the glycemic index. The mic eating plan into your lifestyle. glycemic index is a measurement of how fast a starchy or carbohydrate rich food causes a rise in our blood sugars, with sugar or white bread beThe Kamloops Blazers thank the ing the standard, as they are ranked kids and coaches who participated highest on the scale. In general, in last week’s Hockey School. The highly refined foods are higher on main instructors were Blazers head the scale and foods high in fiber are coach Guy Charron, new associlower on the scale. In order to keep ate coach Dave Hunchak, assistant our blood sugars level throughout the coach Ed Patterson, goalie coach day, it is important to choose foods Dan De Palma and power skating that are low on the glycemic index. instructor Nina Hrycewich. They Recently, we have had the pleasure were joined by a great group of forof working with local authors Laura mer Blazers players: Stanley Cup Kalina and Cheryl Christian, pro- champion and Blazers co-owner moting their national best selling Mark Recchi, former NHL defensecookbook, “Low-Glycemic Meals in man Chris Murray, local products Minutes”. They explain how eating Mark Hall and Kurt Torbohm and

We will be hosting a free workshop with the authors on September 20 at 5pm for you to find out more about utilizing their book and to ask any questions that you may have. For those of you who already own the book, we encourage you to prepare and bring your favourite recipe and we will have a potluck supper afterwards. If you are planning to attend, please RSVP the pharmacy by Friday, September 16, to reserve your seat. We look forward to sharing this exciting educational event with you. Laura Burgess, B.Sc. Pharm., Certified Diabetes Educator and Pharmacist

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Games honoured with traditional dugout canoe

In a traditional ceremony last Friday, Artist in Residence Sisiaskit Jules from Tk’emlúps Indian Band presented the dugout canoe he has been building to the Host Society of the Kamloops 2011 Western Canada Summer Games. Sisiaskit had a tent at the Festival in Riverside Park during the Games. Each day he worked on carving out the nine-foot canoe from a cottonwood log using a traditional method passed down to him by his elders. He is only one of three people in his community

of 1,250 who knows the art. In turn he has been teaching two of his cousins, Travis Saul and Alexis Alphonse. Sisiaskit had decided from the start to give the canoe to the Games Society as a gift in honour of the Games and the two communities working together. He is happy about his involvement with the Games and the overall involvement of his community. His next project involves the exchange of traditions and customs with the Vancouver Island

The provincial government announced that four Kamloopsarea community groups are benefitting in the latest round of gaming grants released August 10. They are: Kamloops and District Humane Society ($6,250); Kamloops Search and Rescue Society ($12,000); Kamloops River City Racers Speed Skating Club ($9,000); St John Society

BC and Yukon - Kamloops Branch ($40,000) Across B.C., 101 recipients will share $1,861,891 in this round of grants from gaming revenue. The government states that beneficiaries cover a range of community interests, including sports; arts and culture; festivals; and parent advisory and district parent advisory councils.

community of Ahousat. He will be working on an 18 man cedar canoe. The tree will come from Ahousat and will be brought to Tk’emlups where youth in the community will be taught.

A member from the Ahousat community will also come to Tk’emlups to help in the instruction and building. Upon completion the canoe will be used for an eight-day journey.

Four gaming grants awarded

Travis Saul, Alexis Alphonse, and Sisiaskit Jules perform a smudging ceremony at their presentation of the dugout canoe to the Western Canada Summer Games Society.

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TALK of the Town

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n Kamloops Blazers need homes starting in late August for the 2011-2012 season. Please call Doris Rubel at 250-376-9617 if you can be a host family for an aspiring hockey star. n Farmer’s Markets - Saturday Markets are held in the 200 block of St Paul St. from 8am to 12pm. Wednesday Markets are held in the 400 block of Victoria St (in front of the library) from 8am to 2pm. n Live at Lunch - Live music Tuesdays to Saturdays from 11:30am to 2pm on Victoria Street, alternating blocks. Turn to back page for schedule. n Sister Axe – 4 Divas is August 18 at 8pm at the Grind, 476 Victoria St. Presented by Marie Jackson, featuring Randy & Tracy Carrell, Treena Plummer, Dodie Goldney, with special guest Andrea Smith. Fundraiser for 2011 Run for the Cure “Tickled Pink” team. n Summer Kids Camp at B.C. Wildlife Park. Each day is filled with fun and educational activities, crafts and snacks. August 18 Saving our Species, August 19 Sustainable Me. Register at bczoo. org/. For more information, call 250-573-3242. n Back to Basics Skincare Event is happening at Beauty Code at 222 Victoria St. on Aug. 18 from 5:30 to 7pm with Gillian Shek from Vancouver. She’s the resident skincare expert at Jan Marini with a wealth of knowledge! Call 250851-2633 to reserve your seat. n The Kamloops Women’s Resource Group is having a

We’ve moved 600 - 235 1st Ave

Central offices available that include central reception, individual furnished offices, kitchen, etc.

For more information call Karen 250-372-3053 or visit our website www.riverviewexecusuites.ca

series of workshops to help you sort, store, display and conserve your photos, documents and anything else that might preserve your past. The workshops will be held at Ridgepointe at Pineview, 1789 Primrose Court on August 19 at 10am. Contact Sue at info@kwrgs. ca or phone 250 374 3949. n Let’s Dance at the Ukrainain Hall, 725 York St. on Aug 20 starting at 8:00 pm. Music by Phoenix. The dance is sponsored by the Thompson Valley Activity and Social Club. n Daytime courses for seniors with Kamloops Adult Learners Society (KALS). For details, visit www.kals.ca. Register in person at Northills Mall, Center for Seniors Information on Aug. 22 from 9:30am to 12:30pm or Aug. 25 from 12:30 to 4:30pm. For more info call KALS at 250-819-5153 or email: info@kals.ca. n Preserving Your Past Kamloops Women’s Resource Group Society presents a workshop on Creating Personal Archives & Memory Collections. At Kamloops Immigrant Services at 109 Victoria St. on Aug. 23 at 6pm. Bring a maximum of 20 pictures on a theme such as grad or a holiday, plus any related documents or certificates. For more info contact Sue at 250-374-3949 or by email at: info@kwrgs.ca n Interior Savings Moonlight Movie - Aug 24 at Riverside Park. Family fun begins at 7pm. Pirates of the Caribbean 4 begins at dusk. Donations accepted with all pro-

Don’t mess with a man and his BBQ. Chahal Priddle LLP, Bruce Martin and Associates and Thomas Cook Travel recently held their annual back alley barbeque in support of the Kamloops Food Bank. Pictured are (L-R) Kari Priddle and Hardeep Chahal ready for grilling.

ceeds going to the Boys and Girls Club. n A&W Cruisin’ for a Cause Day is on Aug. 25, from 8am11:30pm. For every Teen Burger sold at all A&W Restaurants across Canada, $1 will go to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. Downtown A&W is at the corner of 3rd Ave. and Lansdowne St. n Tournament City Derby Dolls’ home bout vs. the Sea to Sky Sirens from Squamish is on Aug. 27 at Memorial Arena. Doors open at 6. Tix in advance at the Ruby Room 265 Victoria St. or at the door. Beer gardens, family

seating, half time show, DJ Bri3. n Kamloops Tai Chi Club registration and weekly lessons begin September 13. For more information call Mark at 250-573-4692, Brenda at 250-374-8696 or Shirley at 250-314-6565. n Kamloops Blazers game worn jerseys from the 1985-86 season through the 2009-10 hockey season are for sale. Names from the past such as Hnat Domenichelli, Len Barrie, and Micki DuPont are just some of the jerseys for sale. Available at the Kamloops Blazers online store, www.store. blazerhockey.com.


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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT n Live at Lunch - Tuesdays to Saturdays from 11:30am to 2pm on Victoria Street. Turn to back page for schedule. n Artisan’s Square, Saturday mornings in Gaglardi Park, 159 Seymour St. Local artisans and entertainers in the garden market place at St. Andrews on the Square heritage site. n Live local musicians, performing at Crush at 650 Victoria St. until the end of October every Saturday evening from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. For more information call 250-372-1980 n Old Courthouse Gallery, 7 W. Seymour St., 10am to 5pm Tues to Fri, 10am to 4pm Sat. The fourteen member co-operative of local artists present “Summer Expressions”, new works in a summer theme: tapestries, stained glass, textile, painting, pottery, jewellery, glass art, table art, weaving, fibre and more. Until Aug. 31. No HST, free parking, handicap accessible. n Travels in Europe show and sale, Old Courthouse Cultural Centre, 7 West Seymour St. Works by well known local watercolour and acrylic artist Werner Braun to Aug. 31. Hours of exhibit: Tues. to Fri. 10am to 5pm, Sat. 10am to 4pm, Sun. and Mon. closed. n Music in the Park - Free nightly entertainment at Riverside Park 7-8:30 pm Aug. 18, Allen Christie - Country Aug. 19, Kirby Sewell Band Aug. 20, Cathy Franks - Bluesy Aug. 21, Saskia & Darryl - Roots Headwater - Roots/Pop Aug. 22, Gordon Tentree Aug. 23, Apadoorai - World Beat Aug. 24, Andrea Romolo - Folk Aug. 25, Nancy La Berge & The Backyard Betties - Country/Pop n The Art We Are, 246 Victoria St. 250-828-7998. All show times are 8pm. Aug. 18 - Rockland Moran

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Montreal-based Apadooraï Drum ‘N Didgeridoo knows how to surprise the most varied crowds and carry them in an exhilarating dance universe. Through the continuous breath of its didgeridoo players and the sound vibration of one of the oldest musical instruments of the world, Apadooraï offers a surprising repertoire resembling the energy of some of the best DJs. Get ready Kamloops, because we are going to have the treat of experiencing them perform at Music in the Park at Riverside Park on August 23 on their way to play at the Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival. Kind of an aboriginal rebel child, cousin of world beat, trance and electronica, Apadooraï resonates by offering “a symbiosis between a duo of didgeridoo freaks and the contribution of crazy musicians.”

Aug. 22 - Matt Beckler Aug. 23 - Ingrid Gatin Aug. 24 - Poetry Slam Aug. 25 - Alanadale Aug. 31 - Bog River n Western Canada Theatre Stage One Theatre School will be performing “The Emperor’s New Clothes” August 19 at 7pm and August 20 at 2pm at the Pavillion Theatre, admission by donation. n Picture This...International Disability Film Festival, TRU Clocktower Theatre, 900 McGill Rd. Aug. 24 at 5:30pm. Wheelchair accessible. All films captioned & sign language interpreted. More info call Joanna Clark at 250-377-3670. n Medieval Knights presented by Rivertown Players, Tuesday to Saturday at 1pm and 3pm to August 26. Free children’s summer theatre in Riverside Park.

n Heirloom Discovery Days, Hampton Gallery, 175 Fourth Ave. Peter Blundell, certified art appraiser, will be on-site Sept. 7 to 10th from 10am to 5pm. Peter Blundell is a recognized authority on paintings, prints, silver, china and collectibles. Call 250-3742400 to reserve your 15-minute appointment. n Central Station Pub, 126 4 Ave. Rock trivia on Friday nights. Karaoke on Saturday nights. n Jams / Open Mic Nights Commodore, 369 Victoria Street. Every Friday The Scattered Atoms, 7pm, free. Kami Inn, 354 Victoria St. Jam Session Saturdays from 2-5pm. The Loft, 255 Victoria St. Wednesdays at 8:30pm. All sound gear and amps provided. The Grind, 476 Victoria St. Electric Jam Night on Thursdays 8-11pm.

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Your Horoscope

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Indulge in a little creativity every Thursday at the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre, 7 Seymour St. W. from 2 - 4 pm. FREE. Make and take art projects for both adults and youth are planned weekly. Instructor: Karen Rubkiewicz. July 28 - 179135, Aug 4 - 179136, Aug 11 - 179137, Aug 18 - 179138, Aug 25 - 179139.

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Entertainment on the Downtown streets from 11:30 - 2pm Tuesday to Saturday!

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Monday-Sat 9:30am-5:00pm

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Aug 16 11:30 - 2 pm Sean Luciw

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Aug 23 11:30 - 2 pm Tina Hebner

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Aug 24 10 - 12 pm

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12 - 2 pm

Aug 25 11:30 - 2 pm AJ Ellsay

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11:30 - 2 pm Teresa Gibbon Old Courthouse 5 - 7pm

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