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Get inspired and put some miles on on your bike to end MS Lee-Anne Fava and Kara Byrne worked alongside each other for a few weeks before an unexpected exchange took place... Lee-Anne: “You know that I paddle with the MS Warriors right?” Kara: “Yeah - how did you join then?” Lee-Anne: “Well, um, you know how I said I ‘volunteered’ with the MS Society? Umm... I’m kiiiind of a member.” Kara: “YOU have MS?! I have MS!” Lee-Anne: “You’re in the Club? I’M IN THE CLUB!” *High Five*

can both complete the MS Tour in River City. Year after year, many folks put the pedal to the metal and raise funds on behalf of the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society of Canada. Participating in this year’s Thompson River Ride – MS Bike

tour means you will be a part of this extraordinary group of Canadians who get up and get out to raise money for the fight against MS. The pledge-based fundraising event offers – continued on page 2

“We are on a mission, with Multiple Sclerosis as our travel companion, not our guide.” These two young women continue to inspire one another and others by championing many causes together. Their latest adventure is the Finity Project. ( In eight filmed episodes that will take place around the globe, they will embark on eight charity challenges including skydiving, adventuring the Great Wall of China, and trekking through the rain forest, each for a specific cause. Their second of eight challenges is the Thompson River Ride – MS Bike tour on September 9 in Kamloops. Sounds easy enough right? Except that Kara doesn’t know how to ride a bike. Yes, you read that right. Lee-Anne has been coaching her friend and now that the elbow pads and training wheels are behind them they

Photo: Tekarra Wilkinson

- Kara Byrne and Lee-Anne Fava

Kara Byrne taught her friend Lee-Anne Fava how to ride a bike this week and the pair have set a goal to complete the MS Bike Tour’s 12 km challenge. The two co-founders of The Finity Project were united through their journey with MS. The pair are poised to embark on many adventures that will take them around the globe to raise funds for 8 different charities, including the MS Society.

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Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Kamloops had their team competing in the 9th annual Gardengate Salsa Challenge on August 16 under the name “Los Hermanos Hambrientos” which consisted of (L-R) Tammy Webb, Erin Miller and Jessica Gordon.

The City of Kamloops and British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) are pleased to announce a joint partnership on the Kamloops Community Fibre Network (KCN). The project involves increasing KCN’s capacity on Victoria Street, building an entry and connection from Lansdowne Street into BCLC, and dual entries into the Q9 data centre. BCLC will pay for the construction costs, and the City will own and manage the assets constructed. To support its data services and redundancy needs, BCLC will lease existing KCN fibre from the City and fund the construction of the increased capacity and building connections. Having access to two physically diverse routes and highly secure dark fibre networks makes the KCN appealing to BCLC to transmit its data to the Q9 data center. By partnering with BCLC on this project, the City is able to expand capacity where the KCN is already at its maximum.

The expansion allows the City to increase customer service as it allows facility network access into the Q9 data centre, which, in addition to the increased capacity, supports economic development in Kamloops. “This agreement is a clear example of how Provincial organizations can partner with the local municipality to find cost-effective solutions,” said Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Terry Lake. “The City of Kamloops benefits from the BCLC funded upgrades, which, in turn, provide BCLC access to the state-of-the-art Q9 data centre.” “This is a fantastic opportunity for the City of Kamloops and BCLC to expand the fibre network and is of mutual benefit for both parties. The partnership is strategic, innovative and cost-effective, with more project and economic development opportunities in the future,” said Tony Klancar, Information Technology Manager for the City of Kamloops.

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Century Tour offers challenges that make a difference

– continued from page 1 some new challenges for 2012. The 100km Century Ride will take advanced riders all way to the McLure Ferry terminal and back to Riverside Park. Participants will have the opportunity to experience 100km of easy, beautiful riding along the North Thompson River. Riders will pedal past scenic rural farms and spectacular Thompson region scenery. This new tour adds to an already exciting ride that is open to all levels of rider, of every age and ability. Dedicated and passionate MS advocate and Tour Coordinator, Trina Radford spoke about this year’s tour. “We are piloting the Century Ride this year to gauge interest.” She also pointed out, “There is a lot of history in this tour. This is the longest running bike tour in BC. It’s our 17th year in Kamloops. We need everyone on two wheels to come out.” Whether you’re a dedicated cyclist or looking for a bit of recreation there is a route for you. There are five route choices of 12, 28, 40, 57 or 100km long. For those cyclists completing the shorter distances, and not the Century, the Tour will start off from Riverside Park, cross the Overlander Bridge to continue along the River’s Trail

This year’s MS Bike Tour will include a 100km Century Ride, a scenic journey that takes cyclists from Riverside Park to McLure Ferry terminal and back. Gear up for the September 9th challenge and make a difference to the people who live with MS every day of their lives.

beside the scenic North Thompson River and then return along the same route. There are fun mini-adventure challenges for all. River City’s trek begins Sunday, September 9, with a 7:30am check in and the pedals will be in motion between 8:45am to 9:00am. Early check-in is available Saturday, September 8, 11:00am to 2:00pm at the MS Society Office - 180-546 St. Paul Street. Register for the Thompson River Ride – MS Bike tour and you

will be automatically entered to win a terrific prize in the Friday Fun Day draw blitz held weekly with winners announced on Mondays. This ride is fully supported with great light snacks before the ride begins and at each distance there are rest stops with more yummy snacks from local farms. The whole event wraps up with a rewarding lunch! Every rider who completes one of the challenges presented will get their names into great draws for more local prizes.

Everyone’s journey with MS is different and the challenges they face are unique. Having multiple sclerosis means that one morning you may not be able to walk when you wake up or that your memory will fail you for no apparent reason. While there is still much to be understood about multiple sclerosis, it is thought to be an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system that is chronic, progressive and often disabling. The symptoms of MS are many and vary for everyone. Bringing communities and corporations together, the Bike Tour always inspires and challenges participants to achieve their goals while helping to end MS. The MS Bike Tour has been a critical part of the MS Society’s fundraising efforts for over 20 years. Proceeds from this event and others like it fund innovative programs and services and support ground breaking research dedicated to finding a cure. This ride is guaranteed to be a September highlight. All you need is a bike and the passion to help find a cure for MS. For information or to register for the Tour visit Jody Tippett


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a cause to celebrate

Do you start a new routine after Labour Day?

Linda Bonner-Brown (centre) celebrated her 65th birthday at this weekend’s Kamloops Kidney Walk. In town to celebrate Linda’s birthday, as well as participate in the cause that is so dear to Linda’s heart, are her brothers Ken and Doug Bonner. Linda’s team raised almost $1800 for the cause. Inset: Linda’s sister Karen Harman and nephew Mike Bonner helped to cut the birthday cake.

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Artistic Signs

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Wanted: Children who Love the Arts Is your child between the ages of 5 and 9? Do they love creating art in any medium (visual, theatre, dance, music)? The Kamloops Arts Council would like to hear from you! The Kamloops Arts Council will be producing a short documentary film, shot over the course of four years, that tracks the growth of a group of young artists who attend the annual Children’s Art Festival in September. Kora Vanderlip, 15, is a young filmmaker who has already won many awards with her humorous and thoughtful short films. Kora will follow the chosen group of young artists over the next four years

discussing what art means to them and to observe the changes in their artistic expression over time. Filming will commence September 2012. The completed film will premiere at the Kamloops Arts Council’s Children’s Art Festival in 2016. Interested? Download the application form CAF_Film_Project_application_form.pdf, and attend an Information Session on Thursday, Sept. 6th at 3pm at the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre. For more information, please contact the Kamloops Arts Council at

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A friendship of 200 years 200 years after fur trader and explorer David Stuart built a trading post on the shore of the Thompson River, Kamloops residents commemorated a shared history between the Secwepemc people and all those who came after. A Bicentennial celebration was held on Saturday at Riverside Park. Kamloops Heritage Railroad volunteer Valerie Rampone (at left) is seen here with Edna Tom. The pair were dressed in heritage attair to celebrate the day. Edna is wearing the cape created for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebration that the Railroad took part in earlier this summer.

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The hot dog experiment Dear Editor, I decided that I had to make people aware of how dangerous it is to leave your dog in the car on a hot day for even a short period of time, so I conducted a little experiment on myself. I purposely waited to do this until just before 3 p.m. when the temperature usually reaches its peak and also the time of day when I see so many people leaving their dogs in their cars. I wore a full length pair of yoga pants and a t-shirt and hoodie (sorry, I couldn’t find a fur coat laying around the house). I turned the car on and blasted the AC until the car reached a nice, comfortable temperature and then I took my temperature and set up a thermostat inside the car that showed the outdoor temperature and the indoor temp (inside the car). Then I turned the car off in the shade of my carport, rolled the windows down all the way and measured my temperature and the temp inside the car at intervals. I didn’t do my temperature in every shot because it was the

end result I was looking for and not so much the middle. Here is what happened. I lasted in the car exactly 23 minutes before I couldn’t take one more second of the heat. My temperature rose 6 degrees in 23 minutes. The temperature in my car

rose 11.5 degrees, with the windows open and parked in the shade. When I finally got out of the car, my legs and arms were weak and had tremors running through them, my head was pounding, my mouth was as dry as a desert and I think I had sweated out six buckets

of fluid. My hoodie was drenched with sweat when I took it off. Two and a half hours later, I still felt weak and clumsy and my head was still pounding. I wasn’t wearing a fur coat; imagine how fast a dog’s temperature would rise in the same situation. Cars heat up faster than people believe they do, even in the shade and even with the windows down. Leaving your dog in a hot car for even the smallest period of time can easily kill it. I am trying to make people aware of how easy it is to kill a dog through thinking that a few minutes in a hot car isn’t a big deal. Jo LeFlufy, Kamloops

SPCA Book Sale and ‘Paws for a Cause’ walk

The annual SPCA Book Sale will be held at Northills Shopping Centre, 700 Tranquille Road from September 1 to 8 Saturday to Thursday 9:30am to 5:30pm and Friday 9:30am to 9:00pm. Volunteers to assist with the sale are required. To volunteer some time at the sale call 250-376-7722. Registration is open for the 2012 Scotiabank and BC SPCA Paws for a Cause

walk in Kamloops. The event will be held at Pioneer Park on Sunday, September 9 from 9:00am with the walk starting at 10:30am. Participants will be able to enjoy fantastic entertainment and activities, including: a pancake breakfast, agility demonstration, magic show, a “Mystery Box”, BBQ and fun doggy games! Visit to register and to get all the latest information.

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Honouring the salmon run In October 2010, residents of the BC interior were treated to an unusually high return of sockeye salmon through its rivers and streams. The phenomenon was unmatched by any other in recent memory, although old-timers say that in the early 1900s the waterways were similarly clogged. Many wonder if this is the recovery, or the signal that the end is nigh. To recognize this event, nine installations by Shuswap/ Thompson artists honouring the 2010 phenomenon of the Adams River sockeye salmon run will be on display at the Kamloops Arts Council Main Gallery from August 30 to September 22.

This fibre art panel by local artist, Karen Hanna, is one of 9 pieces in the Kamloops Arts Council’s presentation of Peak Year, a multi-artist travelling art installation on display at the Old Courthouse, 7 Seymour Street West.

Opening night event is scheduled for Friday, August 31 at 6:00pm. Featured artists are Ray Perreault, Karen Hanna, Cindy Hayden, Janelle Norman, Karen Figueroa, Eric Kutschker, Otto Pfannschmidt, Lynn Erin, and Patrick Hughes.

Peak Year is sponsored in part by the Adams River Salmon Society, a group who honoured and managed the incredible return of people and salmon to the famous Roderick Haig-Brown Park. Additional support is provided by Salmon Arm Art Gallery.

Canadian singers take centre stage for free outdoor concert An afternoon full of great musical performances will warm the stage on September 1 for the the third free outdoor concert event of the summer at Sun Peaks. The acoustic sounds of this Western Canadian singer songwriter line up, including Matthew Good’s solo acoustic performance with special guests, will be in perfect harmony with the surrounding natural alpine venue. Kicking things off at 1:00pm is Vince Vaccaro, known for his folksy, acoustic sound including the feel good tune “Costa Rica”. Vaccaro will deliver an engaging live performance. At 3:00pm, the musical styling of Wil will capture the soul of Western Canada. His work has recently been showcased in Alberta tourism campaigns aired around the globe. His live show will have guests on their feet, swaying and stomping to the beat. At 4:30pm Stef Lang, an up and coming Vancouverite, will play an acoustic set of her upbeat and catchy songs including music from her newest EP, Fighting Mirrors. Headlining is feature artist Matthew Good, unplugged and solo for Sun Peaks’ listening pleasure at 6:00pm. An intermission follows each concert and local patios, pubs and restaurants will be open throughout the day for concert goers. The General Access Area is free, no ticket required. The Front Stage Access Area is ticketed, with a limited quantity available. For more information call 1-800-807-3257 or visit


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Local arts, oddities and more to discover ■■ The Art We Are, 246 Victoria St. 250-828-7998. Toby on Aug. 31 at 8pm. ■■ Music in the Park - Free entertainment daily until August 31 in Riverside Park from 7-8:30pm. Aug 30 Paul Filek, Contemporary Pop, Aug 31 Earthbound, Funky World. ■■ Breathing Fire, a poetry and spoken word slam the first and last Wed. of the month beginning August 29. presented by Richard Wagamese and Caffe Motivo, 229 Victoria St. 19+ event. FMI contact richardwagamese@ or storymonger@ ■■ Alamagokus with guests on Aug. 31 at 6pm at The Grind Coffee House, 476 Victoria St. All ages welcome. ■■ Silent Auction of Local Arts, Oddities and More! In support of Janet Whitehead on Sept. 1 from 6:30 to 9:30pm at The Art We Are, 246 Victoria St. FMI contact Hope at 250-682-2936 or email ■■ Kamloops and District Labour Council’s Annual Labour Day Picnic on Sept. 3. Prizes, activities, music and more, a community event at Riverside Park bandshell. FMI call Brent at 250-574-6998. ■■ Empty Toy Box Project takes place until Sept. 4. New toys and gifts are needed for the children and youth who stay at the Shelter. Visit to find drop off locations. ■■ Thompson Rivers Probus Club is holding their first meeting on Wed., Sept. 5 at 9:30am at the Japanese Cultural Centre, 160 Vernon Ave. Parking available in Northills Centre parking lot;

green goods for all - (l-r) Amanda Hunter and Erin Edwards, coordinators of the Public Produce garden, took a minute to pose for a picture with our crackerjack, roving reporter.

handicapped parking behind the centre (ring the bell). ■■ Ladies Auxiliary General Meeting September 10 at 1pm at the Legion Hall, 452 Lansdowne Street. ■■ Kamloops Tai Chi Club registration and weekly lessons begin Sept. 11 at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 1136 6th Ave. FMI call Mark 250-5734692, Brenda 250-374-8696 or Shirley 250-314-6565.

■■ Gordie West presents country western and gospel songs at First Baptist Church, 454 Columbia Street on Sept. 14 at 7p.m. All welcome. A free will offering will be received. ■■ Human Library presentation Sept. 15 at Farmer’s Market. Stop in and read some of the bio’s of the previous ‘books’. Sign up to be a reader or a book. Contact Dalton and Anita Strong at 250-377-0055 or 375-2241

■■ 32nd Annual Terry Fox Run on Sun, Sept. 16. Registration at 9:00am. Run at 10:00am at Riverside Park starting at the Rotary Bandshell. (Please note this is a new starting point this year) Contact April at 250-851-0207 or visit ■■ Artisan’s Square - Shop from local vendors, including jewelry, organic skin care, and pottery. Every Saturday in July and August from 8:30am-noon. 159 Seymour St. ■■ 55 Plus Seniors’ Fellowship Gatherings held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 10:30am, September to May in the lower auditorium of First Baptist Church. FMI call Allen at 376-1607. ■■ Fun for all ages! Kamloops Riverside Lawn Bowling Club No time requirement or commitment. Bowling times are Sun, Mon, Wed and Fri at 7pm and Tues and Thurs at 9am. Lawn bowling is a sport for everyone, try it out and enjoy yourself. ■■ Kamloops Happy Choristers invites new members age 55+ to join them for fun, singing, harmony and a variety of songs. Wednesdays from 9:30 to 11am at the Heritage House, 100 Lorne St. FMI call Sharon at 250-579-9505. ■■ Teeny Tiny – Lance Weisser Miniatures until Aug. 31 at the old Courthouse Gallery,7 West Seymour St. Open 10 to 5, Tues to Fri, 10 to 4, Sat. Free parking, no HST, handicap accessible. ■■ Heirloom Discovery days with Peter S. Blundell, appraiser extraordinaire at Hampton Gallery, 167- 4th Ave. FMI call 250-374-2400.


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Your Horoscope VIRGO (Aug 23-Sept 23)  Strength will come from your ability to overtake just about any one. Do not reveal personal information to those you feel may be untrustworthy. Your attitude is changing rapidly and your plate is overloaded. Don’t let your family put demands on you. LIBRA (Sept 24-Oct 23)  Get help setting up a reasonable budget. Look into ways of making extra cash. Set a limit on the amount you’re willing to spend, and be sure to stick to it. Your tendency to vacillate will drive everyone crazy. Use discretion, if involved with someone from work. SCORPIO (Oct 24-Nov 22)  Some time spent with that special someone should be your intent. Don’t overextend your self in order to add luxury items to your entertainment center. You may find that female colleagues will be more help than you anticipated. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23-Dec 21)  Delve into your work if you can’t make amends at home. Any attractions toward clients will be one sided and must be put right out of your head. Your suggestions for fund raising events will be well received. Travel or short trips will be your best outlet. CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 20)  Don’t hesitate to look for alternatives that will enable you to raise the kind of donations you need to do the job right. You may experience financial loss if you don’t use good judgment. Someone you least expect may not have your best interests at heart. AQUARIUS (Jan 21-Feb 19)  Be careful that you don’t overextend yourself. Uncertainty regarding your direction is likely. Don’t overextend your self in order to add luxury items to your entertainment center. Get the whole family involved in a worthwhile cause or cultural event. PISCES (Feb 20-Mar 20)  You will have original ideas for ways to make extra money. Take your time be fore making personal decisions. Be tolerant, but don’t let any one take you for granted. Financial difficulties may be worrying you. ARIES (Mar 21-April 20)  A friendship might suffer if money becomes an issue. Losses are likely if you get involved with uncertain individuals. You’ll feel much better when your slate is clean again. Don’t let others make you feel guilty or insecure. TAURUS (Apr 21-May 21)  Get busy making those changes to your home. Try not to be too lavish with your lover. Don’t bother getting even; they’ll make themselves look bad. Partnerships will be successful. GEMINI (May 22-June 21)  Be tactful if you see flaws in someone else’s work. You have to know what your boss wants if you expect to do your job correctly. You can enjoy entertainment if you join in and follow the crowd for a change. CANCER (June 22-July 22)  You have bent over backward trying to help them and now it’s time to let them stand on their own two feet. Your childlike quality may get you into big trouble this week if you neglect your responsibilities. Do you really want to start something with someone you can’t reason with? LEO (July 23-Aug 22)  Avoid letting family get involved in your personal life. Try to have patience and refrain from being judgmental. Depression may be likely if you’re away from home. You will be overly sensitive this week. Horoscopes courtesy of astrologer Michael Thiessen. For daily horoscopes go to A great golfing experience... at an affordable price!

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