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Make music and lifelong friends For some kids, summer vacation Assistant faculty member, is about doing nothing. In reality, Jordan Baker, was a camper back within a few days this turns into in the day. He was initially dis“Mom, I’m s-o-o-o bored!” So as gruntled by the idea of attending the ever-dutiful parent, you spend summer Music Camp but soon the summer in a hot car shuttling warmed to the experience. “I your prodigy (ies) from one activ- attended KISSM from 2002 to ity to another or you sign the child 2005. I was in high school at the up for summer camp. time. I was reluctant at first, but When people hear, “This one once I went, I couldn’t wait to time at band camp…” they usual- go back! It really is a camp-like ly start chuckling. All jokes aside, atmosphere.” Jordan has served summer music camp is an enrich- on the KISSM board of directors ing and rewarding experience for and is currently in the educayoung musicians. tion program at Thompson Rivers Since 1978, Kamloops Interior University and is looking forward Summer School of Music to the classroom experience that (KISSM) has provided high cali- KISSM will provide. ber musical instruction in a fun, So, little Suzie has never played relaxed, camp-like atmosphere an instrument before? Then it’s that attracts students from all over time she did! Beginners of all western Canada. KISSM offers ages are welcome at KISSM! The & DOGS • PANINI • SANDWICHES • FRITES three weeks of lessons and oppor- GOURMET exceptionalBURGERS staff wants to prove tunities that inspire children and that everyone can sing, everyone young adults through the uni- can dance and everyone can learn versal language of music and is to play an instrument. When it’s an an excellent outlet for all that all over “OHMGASH! you will feel like Besta pro! burger I have EVER eaten. creative energy that may be pent Those with experience I will music be telling ALL my friends.” – Caroline up within them. Students can that attend music camp can keep 340chops Victoria Street Court • 778-471-6363 be involved in variety of musi- their up over theFood summer KCBIA KISSM - earlug Mar 14.indd 1 cal programs that hone skills and and grow as a musician. offer a well-rounded experience provides a collection of experiin a wide range of musical styles. ences that everyone learns from. Your children will also be Is there going to be a test at the around positive role models. The end? Absolutely not! You go to faculty has a great impact because summer music camp to have they are often listened to as peers, fun, period. not as parents! – continued on page 2 Hands down, KISSM is a music camp of inspiration, instruction and exhileration.

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Tentative agreement for after-hours service at airport The Kamloops Chamber of Commerce confirmed yesterday that the Kamloops Airport has reached a tentative agreement with Canada Border Services Agency for after-hours service. This agreement brings an economic boost to the region and acknowledges the vital role that customs service can play at regional and community airports like Kamloops. Although a cost recovery agreement is not ideal (as it adds costs that make Kamloops

Airport less competitive) the service is essential for developing the economy of the region. The value of just one of the targeted flights can be more than $150,000. Kamloops generally sees an average of 6 international flights per week during the winter season. New Chamber President Bob Dieno stated: “The Kamloops Chamber presented a position paper to the Canadian Chamber of Commerce on this issue last September and they have been

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lobbying for us to the federal government.” “While this is a win for the Kamloops region economy, there are still blocks to develop service in all areas of the country that move our nation’s economy forward,” stated Maurice Hindle, Policy Committee Chair. “We are pleased that our airport can now offer visitors arriving in Kamloops after normal office hours with extended service hours.”

Return to PST With the transition back to GST and PST just around the corner, small businesses across BC are preparing for the re-introduction of the two-tax system. Ahead of the April 1 change, the Ministry of Finance has been contacting businesses previously registered under the old GST/PST system. Business that opened since the HST introduction on July 1, 2010 will need to register for PST. To ensure you know what will be PST taxable after March and what will be PST exempt, visit the provincial government website If you are a small business owner, it’s important to speak to your accountant to ensure you are ready for the April 1 transition. Register to collect PST online at www.etax., at a Service BC Centre or call 1-877-388-4440 for more information.

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Shea Hrycan, Thompson Rivers University (TRU 3rd year nursing student, and Becky Rugolo, Health Services for Community Living, Interior Health Authority, participated in the Kamloops Health Fair for Developmental Disabilities on March 25 at the Kamloops United Church. Organized by Interior Health’s Health Services for Community Living and TRU nursing students in partnership with the City of Kamloops, the event was designed specifically to cater to the learning ability and needs of developmentally disabled adults and included information displays and presentations.

Summer days filled with the sound of music – continued from page 1 2013 Camp is schedule July 8 to 26, Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 2:45pm at Beattie School of the Arts (JP Campus) on 9th Avenue. Classes will include jazz band, glee, show choir, strings, marimba, drum line, beginner band, song writing, musical theatre, world music, acoustic piano and more! KISSM Camp is also a great way to meet new people, learn new things about instruments and almost all wind up wanting to go back in future years. As a parent you are obviously looking for a safe environment

for your child at a reasonable cost. You can expect KISSM to far exceed in terms of value and impact. There is a family discount for second and subsequent family members and a limited number bursaries for students wishing to attend. The deadline for bursary applications is June 1. Additional sources for bursaries or scholarships may be found through school music support organizations, school Parent Advisory Councils and some community service organizations. The full days at KISSM are made even fuller and more exciting with the inclusion of

Kamloops Innovation is hosting an Open House on April 4 to reach out to the local business and technology community and spread the word about exciting changes that are taking shape within the centre. The Open House will feature a technology showcase with local entrepreneurs and a great chance to meet with the businesses in residence at Kamloops Innovation, located at 348 Tranquille Road. If you’re interested in entrepreneurship, and technology and wish to attend, tickets to this 19+ event are required and free of charge. Visit to reserve your tickets.

special event days and special events. Weekly outdoor concerts feature ensembles, solos, special presentations and usually some nonsense from faculty. There are also special theme days, like Tacky Tourist Day and Christmas in July! Showcase concerts feature final performances by Core Program ensembles in the final week. These community outreach concerts are open to the public. There is an extensive list of course options to choose from, so that students can customize the experience most suited to their interests and needs. Forms

and course info are available at Find out what your child wants to gain from music camp. If a particular style is their dream, choose courses based on this and study that style of music. If you need help deciding what KISSM courses to take or have other questions, contact 250574-5437 or email info@kissm. ca. They will set you up with options that will fit perfectly and have everyone heading home after an exciting musical day with a spring in their steps and a song on their lips! Jody Tippett


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Earth Hour 2013 results British Columbians saved 136 megawatt hours of electricity and reduced the provincial electricity load by 1.95 per cent during Earth Hour Saturday night – the equivalent of turning off more than 10 million 12.5-watt LED light bulbs. Earth Hour is an annual global event hosted by the World Wildlife Fund and supported by BC Hydro. This year marks the sixth year of BC Hydro’s support of the event. The goal of Earth Hour 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. Many communities across the province successfully improved their Earth Hour energy savings from the previous year. The top five B.C. communities for this year’s Earth Hour were Comox, Courtenay, North Saanich, Sidney and Qualicum. Kamloops achieved a 2.2 percent reduction in energy usage for Earth Hour 2013. For more information on Earth Hour, visit

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Connecting ourselves to our food system Dear Editor, The Kamloops Food Policy Council is conducting a survey of local provincial candidates to see where they stand on food security. I’d urge all of us to take the results into consideration when voting. Knowledge is maintained through practice, and when we don’t practice, we lose that knowledge. Our society has shifted away from practicing knowledge around food. We don’t grow it, we buy it. We don’t cook it, we reheat it. We don’t preserve food. Instead, the biggest area of growth in our supermarkets (the main source of food for most people) is packaged and prepared foods. When we need to rely on that knowledge, how can we when we have not practiced it? Without application of knowledge, our food system is very vulnerable to outside influences. One way to create a resilient food system is to increase knowledge of food production in the general population. A second component for success is skilled farmers; thus farming needs to be a profitable venture and provide

a living wage. When we grow some of our own food, we recognize its value and can acknowledge the value of food produced by farmers. Through knowledge we become connected to our food and the world around us, enhancing local food security. Food becomes not just a commodity but a valued aspect of life. Thus we see and understand the importance of sustainable local agriculture. Supporting community development and access to knowledge are important for building capacity. Politicians can help with these efforts. They can support programs

which help people learn to grow, prepare and preserve food. They can help with opportunities to share knowledge. Even more, politicians can work to keep farmland in the ALR (agricultural land reserve). They can support: farmers’ markets, so there are places of exchange for local food and urban agriculture initiatives like urban hens and public produce ventures. Politicians also need our input to know these issues are important to us. When politicians see community support for these ideas it helps them resist development pressures and say yes to local food initiatives like community

orchards and urban farms. Our BC politicians need to give food security a greater priority. Show our politicians that you support local food security initiatives by asking candidates what they are doing to improve food security. My food security vision is one where there is an abundance of local food, and people enthusiastically enjoy the wonder of growing, preparing and preserving food. Food is not just fuel: it’s sustenance, celebration and a beautiful part of our lives. Sincerely, Deanna Hurstfield, Co-owner, City Cycle Growers

Creative Cartography art workshop Inspired by Kamloops Art Gallery (KAG) exhibition Germaine Koh: Weather Systems, a BY4Y Youth Art Workshop will introduce participants to the creative representation of “place” by investigating the function of maps and the kinds of information they can transmit. Join art-

ist Lea Bucknell for Creative Cartography and an examination of imaginative map making and the multitude of ways artists have used maps in their own practices. This free workshop will be held April 4 from 4:00 to 6:00pm. All materials are provided. Everyone is welcome to participate.

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The KCBIA is hosting the Business Improvement Associations of British Columbia (BIABC) annual conference in Downtown Kamloops from April 15-17. Titled ‘Positioning for the Future,’ it’s about the need to be aligned to ensure organizations are meeting needs and anticipating trends. What should current and future strategic priorities be? How will they be funded? And, how will your business stay focused and relevant? As the host BIA, involvement of area businesses is key. 120 delegates from all over BC and Alberta will come to Downtown Kamloops to learn, network, sightsee and shop and there are many ways to be involved. Interested in attending the conference? There is a comprehensive line up of workshops, seminars, roundtables and speakers. Check out program online at Or sign your business up for Downtown Neighbourhood’opoly, a get-to-know-your-neighbourhood networking game. Teams of delegates will roam the Downtown Kamloops streets to discover all the cool things the neighbourhood offers: invite them to your business to learn about what you do. At least 20 participating businesses are needed. There will be a ‘Dine Around’ after the Networking Game and six to ten restaurants are needed


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They come in with themselves money their head hung low that they shouldn’t and ashamed at the have to spend. situation they’re in Depending on and ready to take how the situation is the “punishment” of characterized and a higher rate or fee how their credit and to get it fixed. Some income is at that even have accepted point, they could get and signed a loan a loan with the bank. from a private mortThis could mean the Teague Brinkworth gage lender or comdifference between a pany at 10 percent 2.99 percent 5 year rate with an $8,000 fee. rate over a 10 percent one year The “funny thing” is that they rate with extra costs and fees. may not deserve a high rate loan. If you have good income, but In fact, this self-deprecating you think your credit may have behaviour is compounding the been hurt… check it out. problem because they are costing If you have good credit, but you

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Screenwriting workshop The Thompson-Nicola Regional District’s Film Commission (TNFC) is sponsoring a Weekend Blitz Screenwriting workshop for aspiring and seasoned screenwriters that will be run by two wellestablished screenwriters in the TV and film industry. The workshop takes place at Thompson Rivers University from Friday, May 17 to Sunday, May 19. This in-depth seminar will be restricted to nine participants on a first-come, first-service basis and the first three, TNRD-based responders will receive a bursary. The workshop will take

writers through hands-on sessions in screenwriting structure, character development, creating visual action scenes, and building sequences that grip the audience. Participants are encouraged to bring their ideas, treatments, outlines, and unfinished or finished screenplays to the workshop. Novel and short-story writers who might be thinking of adapting one of their works for the big or small screen should bring a one-page outline. To apply, go to; or contact the TNFC at, or 250.377.8673.

I know something… I figured that at age seven it was inevitable for my son to begin having doubts about Santa Claus. Sure enough, one day he said, “Mom, I know something about Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy.” Taking a deep breath, I asked him, “What is that?” He replied, “They’re all nocturnal.” Wait! I’m getting a signal.

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Hop over to these eggs-tra special events! ■■ Notice: Canadian National Institute for the Blind is moving from Desert Gardens to #190 - 546 St. Paul St. on Mar. 28. ■■ Annual Easter Eggs-Citement Event on Mar. 29, 30, 31 and April 1 from 9:30am to 4pm at BC Wildlife Park. FMI visit www. ■■ Easter Brunch on Mar. 31 from 9am to 2pm at South Thompson Inn and Guest Ranch, 3438 Shuswap Rd. FMI or reservations contact 250-573-3777. ■■ Join Dr. Richard Menkis, coresearcher and writer of “More Than Just Games” Canada and the 1936 Olympics on Apr. 4 at the Kamloops Museum. Course #211033. To register online visit or call 250- 828-3500. ■■ Kamloops Old Time Fiddlers Dance on April 6 from 7:30 to 10:30pm at Heritage House, 100 Lorne St. Enjoy Waltzes, Fox Trots, Two-Steps, Polkas and more! FMI or tickets contact 250-376-2330. ■■ A Very Spicy Fundraising Dinner for Mainstage 2013 on April 7 at 5 or 7pm at Flavours of India. Tickets include full buffet dinner, spicy entertainment, door prizes and 50/50 raffle. FMI or tickets contact 778-471-5620. ■■ The Burlesque Assassins Movie Fundraiser for the Tournament City Derby Dolls 2013 season on Apr. 11 at 7pm at the Paramount Theatre. Tickets available at the Paramount Theatre. FMI visit events/173861156096607. ■■ 2013 Seniors’ Chorfest Gala Concert on April 19 at 7:30pm at the Calvary Community Church, 1205 Rogers Way. Hosted by Kamloops Happy Choristers.

Scenic Route to Alaska is Trevor Mann, Murray Wood and Shea Connor of the brutal and beautiful Edmonton, Alberta. Best friends, bringing emotion-filled, fun indy folk-rock to your ipods, boom boxes and your parents car stereos. Now you can catch them at The Art We Are, 246 Victoria Street, on March 30 from 8 to 10pm. FMI call 250-828-7998

Tickets available at the door or from Kamloops Happy Choristers. FMI visit: ■■ Spirit Warriors Dragon Boat Team is a group of breast cancer survivors meeting every Tues. and Thurs. at 5:15pm at Pioneer Park boat launch beginning on April 30. New members welcome. FMI call Colleen at 250-578-7334 or Sandy at 778-471-3021 or visit ■■ 46th Annual Ashcroft Art Show from April 19 to 23 from 12 to 5pm with opening night April 19 from 6 to 9pm at the St. Alban’s Anglican Church Hall, 501 Brink St. Ashcroft.

■■ Shambhala Meditation Group offers meditation in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition at 433b Lansdowne St. Sat. dropin 9:30 to 11:30am, Mon. 7 to 8:30pm, Thurs. 7 to 9pm. FMI visit or call Liz 250-376-4224. ■■ Kamloops Happy Choristers meet at Heritage House, 100 Lorne St. Wednesdays from 9:30 to 11am for the upcoming Seniors’ Chorfest. ■■ Meditation in Kamloops at St. Andrews on the Square, 159 Seymour St. on Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:45pm. FMI visit www. ■■ Kamloops Family History Society meeting on the 4th Thurs. of each month (Sept to May) from

7 to 9pm at Heritage House, 100 Lorne St. All are welcome. FMI call 250-372-5679. ■■ Sip and Knit at The Noble Pig Brewhouse, 650 Victoria St on the first Monday of the month at 5pm. FMI contact Kamloops Art Gallery at 250-377-2400. ■■ Kamloops Celiac Chapter meetings take place the second Tues. of each month (Jan. to Nov.) from 7 to 8:30 pm at 1361 McGill Road. FMI call 250-314-1404. ■■ 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.


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