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Everyday heroes committed to our community Were you one of those kids who waved to truck drivers to honk their horns? Did you stand in awe of the crushing mechanism of the garbage truck that screeched and banged its way down your street every week? Maybe it’s because they are loud. Maybe it’s the way they are so powerful. Whatever the reason, the biggest trucks in our city seem to exercise an almost hypnotic hold on children, eliciting a fascination that sometimes continues long into adulthood. For the kid obsessed with big trucks, this is one event you don’t want to miss. National Public Works Week (NPWW) takes place May 19 to 25. NPWW is observed each year during the third full week of May to celebrate the tens of thousands of men and women in North America who provide and maintain the infrastructure and services collectively known as public works. The Canadian Public Works Association raises awareness of public works issues and increases confidence in public works employees. On Saturday, May 25, the City of Kamloops is holding an open house at the Public Works Centre at 955 Concordia Way. This event will highlight the key role of public works in community life and is free for everyone to participate and celebrate. The open house will run from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm with a variety of activities and demonstrations to participate in. Kids and adults can get up close and personal with big vehicles at various large equipment displays. Pose with your favourite piece of equipment or take pretend play to a whole new level and go for a “high” ride in a bucket truck. This is an opportunity for kids to really appreciate the size and power of these working machines and Public Works’ employees will be available to answer
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questions and foster an appreciation for what goes into maintaining a town. Enjoy free refreshments sponsored by Cupe Local 900 and a variety of interactive educational exhibits and facility tours planned for young and young at heart. Kids will learn about fire safety in a fun way with Kamloops Fire Rescue’s inflatable fire safety house. Recognize employees who actively serve the community at the RCMP exhibit. Chat up the ECOSmart Team who will be on site with balloons and WaterSmart giveaways. Let the kids run wild and check out the Wildlife Park’s animal display. Young bird enthusiast will receive a bird-
house to paint and through a Community Garden initiative, growing green-thumbs can plant vegetable seeds in pots to take home. Tour the City greenhouse, get information on healthy landscapes or take in a planting demonstration and enter to win a draw for a hanging basket. Learn about the City’s nationally recognized Kamloops Centre for Water Quality. For those who pre-register, facility tours are scheduled for Tuesday, May 21 and Thursday, May 23 at 9:00am and 10:00am. The role of public works professionals in keeping our city functioning smoothly in a professional, timely and cost efficient manner – continued on page 2
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The Green Book Festival is a North American-wide competition for books with an environmental theme or subject matter. Katie Welch’s The Bears, received the Honourable Mention in the General Fiction category of the San Francisco-based festival. The local author was unable to attend the awards banquet May 18 in San Francisco but is delighted that her book was recognized. Less than five percent of
Festival entrants are honoured in the Festival, which has Non-Fiction, Children’s and Spiritual categories as well. The Bears is a mythological adventure based upon a hypothetical oil spill in Northern British Columbia. Three of the characters are bears, and the reader can “hear” their thoughts. The Bears is available at Chapters, Bookland, The Grind and The Art We Are here in Kamloops, as well as on Amazon.com.
Public Works Week highlights key roles – continued from page 1 is a highly valued profession. City public services is always on the lookout for everyday heroes committed to manage, maintain and improve the systems and services vital to a our community’s health, safety, and comfort. Of interest to those wanting to pursue careers in the public works field, a career information drop-in session will take place on Saturday, May 25,
at 1:00pm, at the Public Works Centre. Learn about a career in Public Works at the City of Kamloops by attending. There are tons of live, interactive demonstrations and hands-on opportunities that are designed to increase public awareness and shine a spotlight on those who are dedicated to improving the quality of life for present and future generations.
For more information about the open house or to register for a tour, call 250-828-3461. To attend the open house travel west on McGill Road past Hillside Drive to the far end of McGill Road and follow the signs for parking. Better yet, go green and take transit! Transport yourself to this fun event where you can climb into the driver’s seat, grab the steering wheel and pound on the horn.
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Mira Singh has earned a spot in the top 20 to return to California for a third time to “prove her fitness” in her age group (50 to 54) at the Reebok CrossFit World Games in Los Angeles this July. This year the CrossFit Open competition was held from March 6 to April 7 and Maria held her spot by placing 17th. She is looking for support to get to the Games and is kickstarting the fundraising effort with competitions, a silent auction as well as 50/50 draws. All details regarding her sponsorship and fundraising events can be found at the link discover-your-natural-strength. com/blog/get-mira-to-the-games.
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Granny flower power is a go The Kamloops CanGo Grannies are holding their Flower Power Plant Sale on Saturday, May 25 from 8:00am to noon, at Gaglardi Square, corner of Seymour Street and Second Avenue. This project was started by Kamloops school children and is supported by the Kamloops CanGo Grannies; all proceeds go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation which supports African grandmothers and their AIDS-orphaned grandchildren.
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Make the JUMP to help those in your community Dear friends, colleagues acquaintances and coincidences, As you know the need for volunteers in Kamloops is always critical. And the need for free, healthy meals for low-income families, individuals and the homeless is always in critical need. Jubilee Urban Movement Partners (JUMP) is a volunteer charity that provides free healthy complete meals as well as other food supplies to those most in need. We do this when no one else
does or can during the week and weekend. We fill in the gaps. We can only keep on going to meet the growing needs – 200 meals per week and counting. With a little bit of your volunteer help once, twice, three times or regularly, as you wish! This is how you can help: Prepare something/anything that you think will feed 10 or more people, including desserts. Donate any fresh produce, frozen produce or ready made breads or
desserts. Come down to the New Life Mission any Saturday morning and help cook and serve from 10:00am to 1:00pm or meet us behind 448 Tranquille Road any Saturday afternoon between 5:00 to 7:00pm and help serve. This is the real deal folks. People in Kamloops are in need. Anything you wish to prepare, buy or share we will pick it up. Don’t be shy, make the JUMP! Any questions call Glenn Hilke at 250-374-3858.
CAP patrol team are the eyes and ears of downtown The Customer Care and Patrol Team is make sure to keep an eye out for us! back for the summer! Once again CAP Also, be sure not to miss out on any of Team members will be patrolling the the exciting events which are taking place streets of Downtown Kamloops, ensuring in Downtown Kamloops this summer. that this city remains one of the friendliSome of our upcoming events for this year est and engaging locations in BC. This include the Spring Festival, which will be year we have a brand new CAP Team taking place May 23 to 25 and the CAP with members from a variety of academic Team Golf Tournament, which will be backgrounds, such as policing and justice, hosted at the Dunes Golf Course on July drama, sociology, tourism management, CAP comments 12. For more information on upcoming and microbiology. Once more we will events, the CAP Team and Downtown Kievan Blackwell, have four members who will act as tourKamloops visit kcbia.com or stop by our CAP Team Leader ism ambassadors, supplying information to information kiosk, which will be set up on visitors and the general public, while also the 300 block of Victoria St. as of May 23. helping to plan some of the wonderful events hosted in We are eager to get out on the streets of Downtown Downtown Kamloops. The other four members of our Kamloops and make this great city an even better team will act as safety patrollers who will be eyes and place, so if there are any questions or comments you ears on the streets and back alleys of downtown, ensur- have for us, or if you just want to say hi, please feel ing that they are kept clean and secure. CAP Team free to flag one of us down or stop by our kiosk. members will be offering their support to businesses The CAP Team can be reached at 250-572-3008 or within the BIA area and patrolling the streets from 1st 250-574-3009 or at the Customer Care Information to 10th and from Columbia St. to Riverside Park, so Kiosk at 250-572-3017. We are always happy to help!
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STORE ACTIVITIES The Downtown entertainment will be grand but don’t forget that the best thing about the Spring Arts Festival is the sales! There are only a few times throughout FIND the years that you can pick up such US ON... stellar deals from your favourite stores. Many of our Downtown merchants are getting into the charles spirit of spring and are hosting great events and offering super salon & spa sale prices and specials including: Friday Come in and get Electrictree Yarns | 15% off with your new “Do” purchase of a flower bouquet & receive while supplies last 30% off a mani Saturday or pedi! Yoga Loft | Free Family yoga Expires May 31st class - kids age 5+ and their favorite adults! Class runs from 2-3pm 778.471.5911 • 101 - 150 Victoria St. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org All Three Days Boutique | Spring promoTreat Your Feet 406 tions on throughout the store 406 Sportswear | huge specials Brands include: some spring sweaters at 50% off charles Ecco and more deals coming Clarks Bikini Bills | 25th Anniversary Sale Chanii B salon & spa Castles & Cottages | 20% off Josef Seibel everything Michael Kors CIBC | bC Childrens hospital Come in and get 250-372-3551 Anne Klein fundraiser bbQ your new “Do” 241 Victoria Street Golden Buddha | Psychic Fair, & receive www.bigbootinn.com jewelry 20% off, clothing 20% 30% off a mani off, Sunglasses 20% off, wood or pedi! shell and bead necklaces are $5.99 Expires May 31st Healthylife Nutrition | 15% off 778.471.5911 • 101 - 150 Victoria St. exclusive health First line of supplements BBI - 1.8m spring fest 2013.indd 1 10/05/13 10:51 AM High Octane Comics - Customers can pick up a free comic book! Jardines Domaine | Spring Sale Karateristics | Loose gem sale Lizzie Bits Baby Co | bag Sale (May 20th-25th) Fill a bag of consignment clothing and shoes OPEN FOR LUNCH MON - FRI 11AM - 3PM • ALL DAY DINNER BUFFET SAT 12 - 10PM for only $30. May 23rd-May DINNER SUN - THU 4:30 - 9PM & FRI 4:30 - 10PM 25th receive a re-useable bag for 256 VICTORIA STREET • 250-372-3166 www.hojamongoliangrill.com
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FREE, saving you 10% off future bag sale purchases. Mainstreet Clothing | Spring promotions on throughout the store Oronge Boardshop | Spring Cleaning Sale Outrageous Impact Fashion | huge Spring Sale Tala Clothing | Thursday 25% off Storewide, Friday 50% off and Saturday 50% off Look Boutique | Enter to win a $50.00 GC to be used on any item in the store Torino Clothing | 25% off selected Pants/Shirts/Shorts/Golf Shirts Zack’s Coffee & Teas | 25% off bulk loose leaf tea, 23-25th 2 for 1 Zack's iced Tea 24th. For more info: kcbia.com LIVE ART LOCATIONS be on the lookout for talented Kamloops artists out and about in Downtown Kamloops working on pieces of artwork live! They will be working on 8'x5' mini-murals, chalk art and planter painting. Come stroll around and check them out while they are working on Thursday and Friday. • Lizzie Bits Baby Co. • CIBC • TD Bank • HSBC Bank • Scotiabank • Old Courthouse Cultural Centre • St. Andrew’s on the Square • TNRD Building • electrictree yarns • 400 Block Victoria Street FLOWERS Flower Friday is back! There will be colourful bouquets of flowers lining Downtown streets available from merchants to buy for $5 a bouquet. it is the perfect spring pick me up or a great way to get out of the dog house!
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BUZZ ON THE STREET Look out for all of our community partner friends who will be setting up shop throughout the Downtown core during the Spring Festival including: Thrive Festival – The Thrive Festival tent will be set up outside the TD Canada Trust on the corner of 3rd & Victoria all three days BC Hydro Community Outreach – Look for some interactive power saving tips from our friends at bC hydro all three days outside the Scotiabank at 3rd & Victoria BC Children's Hospital – Fundraiser at the CibC bank all three days at 3rd & Victoria St. Kips Kettle Corn - will also be hanging out on Friday & Saturday Crimestoppers – the raffle car will be out and about as well all 3 days. Stop by and buy your chance to win! n THURSDAY MAY 23 200 Block Victoria Street 10AM-12PM Max hayes 12PM - 2PM Mr. M 2PM - 4PM Al-lea-ba
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300 Block Victoria Street New Gold Main Stage 11:00AM Leah De Zeeuw 11:40PM Zumba 12:00PM Pokotillo Dancers 12:30PM Mascot Mania Parade featuring Harvey & His Hat 1:30PM Clinton W. Gray 2:30PM Special Guest Surprise Entertainment Zone 11AM Kamloops Outlaw Cheerleaders 11:40PM hulahooping 12:45PM Fatamorganna belly Dancers 1PM Academy of Dance 1:15PM Djembe Django Drummers 2:15PM Steven beck Street Performer 2:45PM You the united uni-Fire 400 Block Victoria Street 11:30AM-1:30PM Dodie Goldney 1:30pm-3:30pm Spoiled Citizens Roving 11AM – 1PM Lollipop the Clown MASCOT MANIA PARADE 300 Block Victoria Street Saturday, May 25 at 12:30pm Join Harvey & His Hat and help him welcome all of our favourite area mascots in Downtown Kamloops’ annual Spring mascot parade. Kids of all ages will have a great time dancing and marching with Sage & Marigold, Scoop, Oronge’s Party Panda, Senor Froggy, the A&W Rootbear, Sidney the Kidney, Red Robin, the Tournament City Derby Dolls, TRu’s Wolfy and more!
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Explore Your Passion For Music at KISSM! Ages 5 ½-18 | July 8-26, 2013 Camp hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-2:45pm Location: Beattie School of the Arts (JP Campus) on 9th Ave. Beginners are always welcome! 2013 classes will include: Jazz Band • Glee • Show Choir • Strings Marimba • Drum Line • Beginner Band • Song Writing • Musical Theatre • World Music • Acoustic Piano • and more!
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Ability from disability About 4.4 million Canadians report having a disability. They are our largest minority. Disability isn’t strictly a health problem; it’s about being denied opportunities. Thanks to much more enlightened attitudes and removing barriers, the vast potential of those with disabilities is being unlocked and they are able to navigate a path to a full, enriching life. Disability and health can and do coexist at People In Motion (PIM). They are a Kamloops based non-profit that was created in 1989 to serve the disability community by providing fitness, educational, recreational and social programs. Their members aren’t disabled people. They are people with disabilities. They have a membership base of 280 and roughly 180 members who regularly participate in their programs. Last year PIM put on 180 different events and programs where they offered fitness, educational, recreational and social programs and services for youth and adults. Officially, the non-profit’s motto is “creating a better tomorrow for people with disabilities” yet with such a track record of success and resources to empower people with disabilities, it is easy to see why Executive Director, Heather Brandon has aptly adopted the moniker “the little non-profit that does so much” for the organization. People In Motion recently rolled out their newest initiative called “Showcase Your Talent”.
For the program launch, an artist was recruited to work with their members and the result was a collection of original paintings that served to illustrate what having a disability meant to them. Twelve members completed creative works and the pieces were further given a voice through very moving statements written on them. Heather noted some of the sentiments including “Having a disability means helping people, fun and learning”; “Having a disability means constantly learning to do things differently”; “People are different”; and her personal favourite, “Disability is awesome”. “It’s great to see our members having such a positive outlook and showing that in their paintings,” acknowledges Heather. With the support of Kamloops Art Gallery (KAG) PIM is showcasing their members’ talent and inspiration. KAG will hang the members’ art in the Studio where gallery visitors can see the display during Disability Awareness Week from May 26 to June 1. The pieces will continue to be displayed until the end of June. All humans face challenges, it’s just that people with disabilities face different challenges. People in Motion help makes coping with the everyday challenges of life easier through activity, motivation and support that breaks through barriers of perceived physical limitations. For more about their programs and resources visit their website peopleinmotion.org.
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Flip your flops and bring your sun to light the days ■■ Arresting Images exhibit at the Kamloops Museum from May to Sept. with opening reception on May 23 from 5 to 7pm. ■■ Spring Impressions Show and Sale of Paintings on May 24, 25 and 26 at the Old Courthouse Gallery on Seymour Street W from 10am to 4pm daily. Free admission. Everyone welcome. ■■ TNRD Library Spring Author Series - May 25, 2pm in the Kamloops Library: AsianCanadian writer May Wong. Free, but reserve a spot by calling 250372-5145. ■■ Wild Wood Soul at The Art We Are on May 25 from 8 to 10pm. 246 Victoria St. 250-828-7998. ■■ Gardengate plant sale on May 25 from 9am to 11am. Veggie, herb, flower and perennial plants, hanging baskets and planter boxes. All produce grown on site is certified organic. 915 Southill Street. ■■ Annual Miniature Airshow held by the Kamloops Model Airplane Society on May 25 and 26 from 10am to 4pm. Located 20 minutes North of Kamloops
on Hwy 5 directly across from the Tolko sawmill. Follow the signs. All welcome. Concession at the field. FMI visit www.kmasrc.ca or contact Bill at 250-828-7112. ■■ Kamloops Arts Council Workshop ‘Calligraphy and Illumination’ with instructor Glen Mantie on May 25 from 9am to 12pm at Parkview Activity Centre, 500 McDonald Ave. To register contact 250-828-3500 or online at www.kamloops.ca/ezreg. Course #207835. ■■ Plant Sale presented by Kamloops Flower Power and the Can Go Grannies on May 25 at St. Andrew’s on the Square. The plant sale is by donation, from 8am to 12pm. All proceeds go to help families affected by the AIDS epidemic via the Stephen Lewis Foundation. ■■ 2013 Scotiabank MS Walk on May 26 starting and ending at Interior Savings Centre. Walkers, wheelchairs, scooters or strollers are welcome! To register or volunteer, visit mswalks.ca or call 250-314-0773.
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■■ Blues Caravan on May 26 at 8pm at The Blue Grotto, 319 Victoria St. Tickets at the door. ■■ Seniors public art yarn bombing workshop on May 27. If you love to knit or want to learn, this is a great opportunity! Sign up to yarn bomb a tree on Victoria St. as part of the Seniors Outreach team. FMI call 250-828-0600 or info@ kamseniorsoutreach.ca. ■■ Bike To Work Week May 27 to June 2. Free food, drinks, celebration stations, prizes and a wrapup BBQ on May 31. Register online at biketowork.ca/kamloops. ■■ Valerie Deacon featured artist at Hampton Gallery, 167-4 Ave, Mon to Sat from 10am to 5pm. FMI visit hamptongalleries.com. ■■ Kamloops Family History Society meeting takes place the 4th Thurs. of each month (SeptMay) 7 to 9pm at Heritage House, 100 Lorne St. All are welcome. FMI call 250-372-5679. ■■ 29th Annual Interior Swap Meet sponsored by Kamloops Chapter Vintage Car Club of Canada on June 1 from 8am to
4pm at the Logan Lake Arena, 31 Chartrand Ave. Free admission. For registration call Ernie at 250573-5965. ■■ Swingin’ Fiddles with Scott Woods on June 7 at 7pm at Calvary Community Church, 1205 Rogers. Tickets are available at The Horse Barn, 517 Mt Paul Way or by calling toll free 1-855-726-8896 to charge. For a complete tour schedule, visit www.scottwoods.ca. ■■ Wedding Wears Swap fundraiser for Hospice on June 9 from 11am to 3pm at the Plaza Hotel. To register as a vendor visit WeddingWearSwap.ca. Tickets available at the Plaza. ■■ Joey and Julie Get Hitched on June 21 beginning at 4:30pm at Kamloops Curling Club, 700 Victoria St. Dinner theatre with a twist. A fundraising event for Special Olympics. For tickets contact Michael at 250-318-0715. FMI visit sobckamloops.org. ■■ Sip and Knit at The Noble Pig Brewhouse, 650 Victoria St on the first Monday monthly at 5pm. FMI contact KAG at 250-377-2400.
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