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Chamber music to fill Old Courthouse There is something about live music that makes your senses come alive. The sweet melodic sounds of finely tuned and expertly played instruments coming together is best appreciated in person no matter what genre of music you are enjoying. No one knows this better than the Chamber Musicians of Kamloops and their mission is to inspire an appreciation of the beauty of chamber music. For those who are unfamiliar, chamber music is a form of classical music written for a small group of instruments. Because of its small and intimate nature, chamber music has been described as â€˜the music of friendsâ€™. â€œChamber Musicians of Kamloops was formed in May 2009,â€? explains Robin Suddaby, Chair of the Society. â€œGuided by the adage â€˜there are enough human minds for music but not enough music for human mindsâ€™, it was felt that a house venue chamber music group in Kamloops was an idea whose time had come.â€? The group and the City of Kamloops would like to invite all residents of Kamloops to come and celebrate the beginning of the holiday season with the first Christmas Chamber Music Recital at the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre. Together they will be present-
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ing a series of recitals to celebrate 2012, kicking it off with this free Christmas concert. Admission is by donation, with all proceeds from the recital go toward Boogie the Boogie the Bridge Cultural Fund, making arts and culture accessible for children and youth of Kamloops. â€œThe Chamber Musicians of Kamloops Society presents a delightful selection of seasonal and festive instrumental and choral
music,â€? says Cara Graden, coordinator of Arts, Culture and Heritage at the City. â€œThree local groups consist of Vivace Chorale, Trio Con Brio (brass ensemble) and Kamloops String Quartetâ€? â€œThe Society is very excited to be performing in this wonderful heritage venue. We invite you to bring in the Christmas season and discover chamber music at the Old Courthouse,â€? finishes Robin.
Spend an evening discovering or rediscovering your love and appreciation of chamber music. Everything kicks off at the arts and culture hub centre â€“ The Old Courthouse Cultural Centre at 7 Seymour Street West on Thursday, December 1 at 7pm. You can find more information about the Chamber Musicians Society at chambermusiciansof kamloops.org. Tanya Orozco, freelance
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A third year of Safe for the Season has begun... Once again, during late November and through December, Community Safety volunteers are focusing on parking areas in retail locations. They are targeting shoppers during the Christmas season
to educate them on the importance of securing their purchases out of sight, along with any other valuables. â€œSafe for the Seasonâ€? tip cards containing information on vehicle crime prevention practices
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In the Biz Quiz of the November 24 edition of the Downtown Echo, the printer gremlins made some changes. Healthylife Nutrition doesnâ€™t carry flowers and Laurie Saltersâ€™ name was switched to Lynn Kraushers! Sorry for the mistakes!
A Heritage Recognition Plaque was unveiled at the newly landscaped Lorne Street entrance to the Red Bridge on November 23. The landscaping and plaque installation are part of a Communities in Bloom initiative to enhance the Red Bridge and to make it an iconic landmark in Kamloops in recognition of its history of being a cultural and business connection between the Tkâ€™emlups Indian Band and the City of Kamloops. The plaque was unveiled by (LR) city councilor Tina Lange, KCBIA general manager Gay Pooler, former mayor Mel Rothenburger and Kamloops Heritage Commision chair Andrew Yarmie.
Students could win a day on the slopes Grade four and five students have a chance to win a free day on the slopes of Sun Peaks Resort for their whole class! As part of National Learn to Ski or Snowboard Day on January 18 Sun Peaks and the Canadian Ski Council are asking classes to tell the resort why they should be selected for a free day of lessons, rentals and skiing/snowboarding. Sun Peaks will even help transport the class up to the resort for the free day! All students have to do is write an essay and prove why their Grade four or five class
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If you havenâ€™t heard of the Shoe Memorial and Silent Witness Event, it is the Canadian day of mourning for women who have met with violent deaths and has been declared a national day of remembrance and action on violence against women. This yearsâ€™ event will be held inside St. Andrews on the Square, 159 Seymour St. on Tuesday, December 6 from 11:00am to 2:00pm. Guest speakers will include Cynthia Davis, agency coordinator for Kamloops Sexual Assault Counseling Centre (KSACC), Michelle Walker, staff and program coordinator of shelter services for the YMCA/YWCA, Lynn Chasse, coordinator of the shoe memorial, and local politicians. Each pair of shoes represents a woman murdered or missing. Anyone can commemorate the lives of women who have been killed by violence by donating womenâ€™s/girls shoes to the Kamloops Shoe Memorial. Shoe drop-off zones are the YMCA/YWCA Downtown and North Shore, Goldâ€™s Gym, Classic FX Head to Toe, and KSACC until December 5. For more information on the event, contact Lynn Chasse at email@example.com or 250-376-5112.
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It’s never a surprise to see just what a great community we live in. Just recently another example of this came to light as staff and management of the Noble Pig Brewhouse held a Sunday night fundraiser for one of their own. The son of employee Corey Rajala (L) was diagnosed with a brain aneurysm and has been in Children’s Hospital in Vancouver. Corey, pictured here with his wife Leah and their one -year-old son Anakin, has been at his son’s side ever since and not been able to work. November 20th’s fundraiser included a 50/50 draw, music by David Coalmine, a piggy bank for Anakin, and a burger and beer special. A percentage of all the proceeds went directly to the family.
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The BC Hospitality Foundation (BCHF) came on board in a big way too. For that evening they matched all funds raised up to $5000! Corey and Leah were
very thankful to everyone that supported them and say, “If anyone would still like to donate, please send your money directly to the Children’s Hospital. They were very good to us!”
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This Friday, the Kamloops Blazers will be holding their annual Teddy Bear Toque Toss night. The Blazers were the first team to start the tradition in the 1993-94 season. During that time, it is estimated that over 32,000 bears have been collected and distributed. Over the years, the Teddy Bear toss has become a regular for almost every WHL and CHL building. Collections from the evening will be distributed to different local organizations including the Royal Inland Hospital. On Monday, December 5, Kamloops Blazers players will be at Royal Inland Hospital in the morning at 10:00am and in the evening at 6:00pm to help distribute
teddy bears. On Sunday, December 4th, the Kamloops Blazers will be hosting a ‘Free Family Fun Day’ event. Everyone is welcome to join the Blazers from 10:00am to 12:00pm. There are a ton of different activities that include, touring the Blazers team bus, face painting, colouring stations, and a Kamloops Fire and Rescue truck from 10:00am to 12:00pm. A free fan skate with complimentary snacks and refreshments will take place from 11:00am to 12:00pm. The Blazers will be signing autographs, and Santa Claus and Digger will be making appearances. There is no registration needed, and all fans are welcome.
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Off to the parade we go! There were seventyfive entrants in this year’s Santa Parade in downtown Kamloops – more than in previous years. Thousands of people came out to enjoy the fun and colourful floats, bands and entertainment. The Rotary Club’s float, pictured here, portrays many of the projects the club has orchestrated in Kamloops throughout the years.
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Try your hand at canvassing or mentoring Adaptive Sports at Sun Peaks is looking for volunteer ski instructors and assistants that have strong to intermediate skiing skills to assist individuals with a wide range of disabilities to learn how to ski or snowboard through Dec 1 to March 30. Canvassers are encouraged to sign up for the February campaign Heart & Stroke Foundation – Death Can Wait for four hours of work in all areas of the city. Neighbourhood captains also needed. Big Brothers Big Sisters needs in-school mentors for spending one hour a week with a child in their elementary school; playing games, making arts and crafts, and just being friends! Seeking new volunteers for January to June period.
Kamloops Immigrant Services is looking for individuals and families willing to help newcomers adjust to Canadian culture living in Kamloops. For example: help with conversational English, show them around town, how to use transit, find the parks, go to the library, go shopping with them as
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Everything from gift wrapping to fiddling... n Parking survey - give your opinion on the increase of downtown parking meter rates by going to www.kcbia.com. n Tournament City Derby Dolls calendars are now available at The Ruby Room, 265 Victoria St., DoctorLove, 463 Lansdowne St., All A-Board Games, 334 Seymour St. and The Echo, 1-219 Victoria St. All proceeds go to Elizabeth Fry Society. n Christmas gift wrapping being offered by The Canadian Cancer Society at Aberdeen Mall to Dec.24. FMI call 250 374-9188 or email email@example.com. To volunteer, call Dawn at 250 374-9188. n Out of the Cold homeless shelter volunteers needed. If interested in helping out on this worthy cause call Maybelle at 250-376-4161. n Almost Christmas at the Courthouse Gallery, 7 West Seymour St. Beautiful, unique locally made fine arts and crafts. No HST, free parking, handicap accessible. Open 10-5 Tu-Fr, 10-4 Sat. www.kamloopscourthousegallery.ca. n Barnhartvale Dances - Vern Cave the Fender Bender every Sun. from 8-11:30pm at the Barnhartvale Community Hall, 7370 Barnhartvale Rd. n The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge presented by the Kamloops Players, 422 Tranquille Rd. and Dec. 1-3 at 8pm. Tickets at Kamloops United Church, Avalon Used Books, and Andrena’s Book Co. n Steam Back to History Gala and Auction, presented by Kamloops Heritage Railway Society, on Dec. 2 at 5:30pm at McArthur Island Sports Centre. RSVP by Nov. 28. FMI 250-374-2141. n 2nd Annual Muse A-Fair at The Pavilion Theatre, 1025 Lorne St. Dec. 2 from 12-9pm and Dec. 3 from 10am to 4pm. Opening Reception: Dec. 2 from 6-8pm FMI Janet 250-376- 8353. n The Art We Are, 246 Victoria St. 250-8287998. Dec. 2 at 8pm - Trevor Caswell Food Bank Fundraiser. Admission by food bank donation. Dec. 3 at 8pm - Kate Reid. n A Christmas Carol, a Readers’ Theatre production, at the Church of Latter Day Saints, 2165 Parkcrest Ave. at 7pm on Dec. 2 and 3. Free tickets available at Downtown and North Shore
Bloodlines written by Michael L. Poirier, is a novel in the thriller genre. It is the story about Steven Baines and the Baines bloodlines and how Steven turns a gift of nature into an evil weapon. If you enjoy Stephen King, you should enjoy this read as well and take the opportunity to have a copy signed by the author on December 5 from 11am to 1pm at At Second Glance Books, 448 Victoria St.
Libraries. Donation to Food Bank required. n Christmas Party and Bellydance Hafla on Dec. 3 with bazaar starting at 5pm at Let’s Move Studio, 925 McGill Pl. n Old Time Fiddlers Dance Dec. 3 from 7:30 to 10:30pm at Heritage House, 100 Lorne Street. FMI 250-376-2330. n House Concert Series presents Linda McRae and James Whitmore on Dec.3 at 8pm at 4664 Spurraway Rd.. Tickets available at Erwin’s Fine Baking & Delicatessen, 359 St. Paul St. FMI 250-374-1040. n “Sway” a tribute to Michael Buble turkey dinner and dance at TRU Campus Activity
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Centre on Dec. 3 at 6:30pm. FMI or tickets 250-828-1844. n Christmas Celebration, presented by the Francophone Association on Dec. 3 from 1 to 6pm at McQueen Lake. Santa’s visit to McQueen lake around 4pm. FMI call 250-3766060. n Project X Theatre Annual General Meeting on Dec. 4 at 3pm at the Pavilion Theatre, 1025 Lorne St. FMI contact 250-6829055 or firstname.lastname@example.org. n Kamloops Book Club meeting on Dec. 4 at 4pm at Frankly Coffee, 437 Lansdowne St. Michael Ondaatje’s, “The Cat’s Table” will be discussed. FMI go to www.meetup.com/ Kamloops-Book-Club n Ladies Auxiliary General Meeting Dec. 5 at 12pm at the Legion Hall, 425 Lansdowne St. FMI contact Joan 250-579-9220. n Artist David Langevin at the Hampton Gallery, 167 4th Ave. from Dec. 1 to 15. David’s landscapes and trees are filled with an inner glow of light. FMI call 250-374-2400. n Kamloops Sexual Assault Counseling Centre Open House at new location 601-235 1st Ave. from 4 to 7pm on Dec. 8. n Social Mixer presented by Kamloops Immigrant Services on Dec. 8 from 4-6pm at Kamloops Immigrant Services, 109 Victoria St. FMI 250-372-0855. n The B3 Kings on Dec. 8 at 7:30pm at Kamloops Convention Centre, 1250 Rogers Way. Tickets at Kamloops Live Box Office www.kamloopslive.com or 250-374-5483. FMI go to www.EntertainmentManagement.ca. n The Kamloops Choristers and their guests “Polished Brass” on Dec. 9 at 7:30pm at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 6th and Douglas St. Admission by donation. FMI contact Loretta at 250-376-9826. n Christmas: Unwrapped presented by the TRU Actors Workshop. Dec. 8-10 and 15-17. Tickets at the TRUAWT Box Office. FMI and reservations call 250-377-6100. n Christmas Luncheon for Royal Inland Hospital Retirees on Dec. 9, from 11:30am to 1pm at ABC Country Restaurant, 1835 Rogers Way. RSVP by Dec. 2. to 250-828-2724.
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DOWNTOWN echo December 1, 2011 n 11 horoscopes
SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23-Dec 21)â€‚If you try to manipulate emotional situations you will find yourself alienated. Donâ€™t let children or elders put demands on your time. You may be angry if someone tries to take credit for something you did. CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 20)â€‚Pamper yourself; the self esteem it brings you will be most gratifying. If you can mix business with pleasure much can be accomplished. Love relationships will flourish. Difficulties relating to children will be stressful. AQUARIUS (Jan 21-Feb 19)â€‚You will be able to contribute a great deal to organizations that you join. You can meet new and exciting friends who will provide mental stimulation. Take care that arrangements to spend quality time together are made in advance. PISCES (Feb 20-Mar 20)â€‚Accomplishment is yours if you direct yourself accordingly. Try to slow down, and take another look. Real estate should be lucrative for you. Travel will be exciting. ARIES (Mar 21-April 20)â€‚ Try not to be too aggressive or judgmental when talking to your mate. Do your best, but donâ€™t make too many promises or you may exhaust yourself. Opposition is present and you should be prepared to counteract it as best you can. Try to spend time with those having similar interests. TAURUS (Apr 21-May 21) Avoid any confrontations with colleagues. Residential moves will be in your best interest. You may have been trying to do too much, leaving yourself exhausted and open to colds and infections. Make sure that you take time to remember those you love. GEMINI (May 22-June 21)â€‚Romance appears. Make sure that you make reservations early. Donâ€™t ruffle the feathers of those you care about most. Money problems will get worse if your partner hasnâ€™t been playing by the rules. CANCER (June 22-July 22)â€‚ This will not be the best day to initiate change. Someone close to you may need help. Travel could be in order. Someone you work with could have a personal interest in you. LEO (July 23-Aug 22)â€‚Someone you work with may be withholding valuable information. You will have splendid suggestions for fund raising events. Overstatement will be your downfall. You will find the perfect outfit if you shop this week. VIRGO (Aug 23-Sept 23)â€‚Set aside any decisions regarding your personal life this week. This may not be the time to lend or borrow. Donâ€™t let children hold you back from doing things you enjoy. Donâ€™t let others put unreasonable demands on you. LIBRA (Sept 24-Oct 23)â€‚You need to get down to basics with regard to yourself. Frustrations and limitations could cause anxiety this week. Children might be on your mind. Donâ€™t hesitate to make special plans just for two. Throw yourself into your work. SCORPIO (Oct 24-Nov 22)â€‚ Make plans to attend group discussions or get together with friends who like to talk as much as you do. Keep the promises youâ€™ve made or you can expect to be in the doghouse. Opportunities to learn important information will surface through discussions with peers or seminars you attend. Horoscopes courtesy of astrologer Michael Thiessen. For daily horoscopes go to www.astrology-online.com !'