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A Cookie Walk makes the holidays merrier Love the idea of giving friends and family delicious home baked cookies, but you’re not a wizard in the kitchen? The Cookie Bees are here to help you! The annual Cookie Walk held by the Kamloops and Mt. Paul United Churches will take place on Saturday, December 14 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Mt. Paul Church. There is an $8 charge for a container that customers can fill to the brim with their cookie selections. The only restriction is that the lid closes! New for this year the Cookie Walk team has decided to try something different, as per the requests of

cookie lovers, online ordering. That’s right, you can get your delicious cookies by ordering them online at or Orders can also be called in to 250-376-2261 from Tuesdays to Fridays. The cookies are $4 per dozen and the money raised will be used by the churches to provide various community programs. Some of the delicious cookies offered include shortbread, gingerbread, cherrychip noels, cranberry-pecan orange, skillet date balls, zebra cookies or a variety pack. Online or phone-in orders can be made before 5:00 pm on Friday, December 6. You can pick up your pre-ordered cookies on Friday, December 13, from noon to 6:00 pm at either church. Rose Soneff, volunteer Cookie Walk organizer aka the ‘Cookie Queen’ is looking forward to the third year for the Cookie Walk. “I brought this with me from my last church. There are many people are so busy with Christmas activities, they asked for online preorders,” comments Rose about the new online ordering system. With this new system you can check the ingredients online to ensure you stay Billy McKinley and Julia Ternier at a previous Cookie Walk.

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away from any allergies and gluten. Rose is a nutritionist and dietician so you can have peaceof-mind that the cookies are made with care. Both church kitchens are booked the week between December 9 to12 to make these cookies for the orders and the Cookie Walk. Cookie Bees can sign up for shifts of three or four hours which will be held on each day in the morning, afternoon or evening. The Cookie Bees are also a fun fellowship opportunity. A sign-up sheet is posted, in the Fellowship Hall after service. No baking experience is necessary.  Derm Strong, member of the Kamloops United Church, was handing out flyers to promote the Cookie Walk at the end of November. He is a big fan of the sweet treats, which help support community outreach programs in Kamloops. “It is fundraising for both Kamloops United Church and Mount Paul United Church. The money from the Cookie Walk helps with general operating funds for the Churches to

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DECK THE DECK of hotel 540 For the second year in a row Hotel 540 is putting up a Christmas tree on the deck level. With the time from Christmas parties fast approaching they are having fun with their decorations. “We have four Christmas parties right away,” comments General Manager Bryan Pilbeam about the weekend’s festivities. “It looked so good last year and really lit up Victoria Street.”

Air India Flight 182 poetry reading on November 28

Poet Renée Saklikar, who lost her aunt and uncle in the June 23, 1985 bombing of Air India Flight 182 will be doing a public reading from, Children of Air India, un/ authorized exhibits and interjections (Nightwood Editions, 2013) on Thursday November 28 from 1:00pm to 2:20pm at the Old Main Room 2742, Thompson Rivers University. Books will be available for purchasing and author signing. Air India Flight 182 exploded off the coast of Ireland on June 23, 1985. It was Canada’s worst act of aviation terror, killing all 329 passengers and crew aboard,

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Get Your Glow On targets TRU students The City of Kamloops; in partnership with the RCMP and ICBC are stepping up the Get Your Glow On! fall road safety campaign. Watch for targeted education and enforcement. With the onset of darker days and a variety of weather conditions, enhancing awareness around issues such as speeding, pedestrian safety and the need for increased visibility is critical. The TRU campus has a popula-

tion that encompasses pedestrians, motorists and cyclists and is a perfect venue to emphasize the “Get Your Glow On” message. Kamloops citizens are encouraged to wear the gear, practice the tips and spread the word about the importance of being seen. Be prepared for the unexpected! Come on Kamloops, Get Your Glow On! For more information, visit

Traditional Cookie Bee is a sweet way to raise funds – continued from front keep providing services to the community,” says Derm. The Cookie Walk is a great way to fundraise because everybody loves cookies. “People like cookies and they are relatively easy to make. People can re-gift them to someone else which saves them from baking their own. Also, the Cookie Bees only use good ingredients, plus the price is right!” adds Derm. The cookie business can be a tough one though. “They are all so good. It has been really tough cause I have to try them all and decided which ones we will use. When you are given ten shortbread recipes how do you choose?” jokes Rose. “But I am confident that what we are offering is the best.” What is really unique about

the Cookie Walk are the stories behind the cookies. “Sometimes the recipes are old and have been in the family for many years,” says Rose. “The stories around the cookies are neat, like old family recipes, daughter of baker wanted to impress hey boyfriend’s family and that they are traditional family cookies people look forward to when they come home for the holidays.” The money from the Cookie Walk will support the churches’ out reach programs. At the Kamloops United Church the money will support the every Monday Food Bank that uses the church as the South Shore pickup site, AA and NA meetings and PIT STOP that provides people in transition support. At the Mt. Paul Church it will help support Sensational Soups on

Tuesday and Thursdays, Ranch House Kids twice a month and the thrift shop. If you are looking for a way to give back to the community, volunteer and/or buy cookies from the third annual Cookie Walk. The new online ordering system allows you to get your Christmas shopping done early. The day of the Cookie Walk allows you to get as many cookies as you want into a container, which only costs $8. “As long as the lids closes, it only costs $8 for all those different types of cookies,” states Rose. Please phone 250-377-6887 if you have any questions and also visit,, to see what the buzz is all about. Ashley Demedeiros


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Art Exposed: Call for Artists The KAC’s fourth annual Juried Art Show has a fresh face this year: it’s been re-branded as, Kamloops Arts Council’s Art Exposed 2014. Art exposed is a ten-day exhibition open to artists of all levels and ages, emerging to established, youth to senior. It provides artists with an opportunity to compete with their peers and to gain constructive criticism and visibility. This year there are two distinct entry categories: 2D (paintings, photography, drawings, etc.) and 3D (sculptures, clay art, glass art, fibre art, etc.) There will be $650 in prizes to be awarded by the jurors on opening night. For more information and to download an entry form, visit

Free knitting seminar The Thompson-Nicola Regional District Library System is getting crafty with a free seminar about knitting basics on Tuesday, December 3, 7:00 pm, at the Kamloops Public Library. The event will be hosted by Caroline from Electrictree Yarns. No previous experience is required, but attendees must bring their own matching needles and yarn. Contact the Kamloops Library at 250-372-5145.


River City Gymnastics and Kamloops Princess Parties presented “Princesses at the Library”, a storybook event, at the downtown Kamloops Public Library. Their next big event is the Winter Wonderland Royal Ball at the Colombo Lodge on Saturday, January 25 from 4:30pm to 8:30pm. There will be dancing, music, a fabulous feast and characters galore! Tickets are available at Tumbleweed Toys, Pandora’s Costume Box and at River City Gymnastics.

Reaching out to help Typhoon Haiyan victims The Catholic Community of Kamloops encourages all Kamloopsians to assist in some way with disaster relief for victims of Typhoon Haiyan, known as Yolanda, in the Philippians. There will be a Catholic Mass for those who lost their lives in the strongest typhoon ever at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Saturday, November 30 at 11 am. Potluck fundraiser and collection of clean, good condition summer clothes for


all ages, hygiene products and perishable food items to follow in the Church basement hall, 635 Tranquille Road. Attending the Santa Claus Parade? There will be the decorated vehicle in the parade collecting toys for Philipino kids suffering from the Typhoon disaster and passing out information on how you can help. Listen for more fundraising events throughout the next year. More information, call Sr. Maria at 250-372-5470 or Piriena at Columbia Dental 250-372-1455.

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Kamloops Storm players winning on and off the ice Local Kamloops Storm Junior Hockey Team is on a winning streak! The Kamloops Storm is a member of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) and play their home games at McArthur Park Arena. After the weekend they are on an eight game winning streak. The Storm are now exactly halfway through the regular season and with a record of 21 wins and five losses look like the real deal in the KIJHL. The Storm are second overall in points two behind the Nelson Leafs.  At present the

Storm have a goal differential of +40 which is third in the league behind Creston and Nelson the have scored 123 goals and allowed 83.  They are currently eighth in the league in goals scored against. Barry Dewar, the Kamloops Storm general manager, is proud of the boys. “They are playing really well, we have a great product on the ice,” comments Barry about the two top scorers having been with them for the last four years and the team’s intense three times a week practices. Also, the coaching has really solidified the team. “ Ed Patterson came back home to us from the Blazers. He has the kids playing really well. He is a strong disciplinarian and makes the boys accountable for what they have to do to make the team work well together,” says Barry. The team is also winning off the ice with community involvement. They are very involved in making Kamloops a stronger community. “We are very involved in the community. We are doing bowling at Falcon Lanes for the Kamloops Food Bank, have hockey programs with the Kamloops Minor Hockey such as Tim Bits every Monday. In the New Year we have more happening like helping with the NorKam Secondary School Grad fundraising, working with the Heart Stroke

Foundation, Subway Power Play – KidSport BC and Juvenile Diabetes Association,” comments Barry. The Kamloops Storm also has a player shaving his head for cancer research on the November 29 game. Stefan Wood came up with this fundraiser himself. “It was his idea. Cancer is such a big problem and concern for many people. He has great hair and he is going to shave it all off. Central Barber Shop will be doing the shaving,” Barry proudly adds. Usually teenagers are more worried about what they are going to wear and where their friends are hanging out, but the boys of the Kamloops Storm take the time to give back. “They know their parents sacrificed for them over the years and it is really good that they are giving back to the community. I am really excited for their hockey careers, but I am more excited about the group of people they are,” states Barry. The Storm will be regularly inviting local musicians to play during intermissions at their home games. The first of these musicians is Benjamin Bermiller, a talented singer/songwriter, whose playing will hold you captivated and entertain both you and your family. If you are looking for affordable fun, the Kamloops Storm hockey team is your type of entertainment. View their full schedule at

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Your Horoscope SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23 -Dec. 21) Insurance pay outs, tax rebates, or just plain luck. Do your job and don’t ask for favours. You will enjoy travel and time with peers. Attend to things that you should have done yesterday. CAPRICORN (Dec 22.- Jan. 20) You will be in the doghouse if you are being unreasonable. Try to keep any mood swings under control; they may result in alienation. This will be a great night to invite friend over to visit. AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 -Feb. 19) Your intellectual charm will entice mates who have common interests. A passionate encounter with your mate should help alleviate that pent-up energy. You can win points if you present your ideas this week. Do your chores and get on with the things you enjoy doing. PISCES (Feb. 20-Mar. 20) Children may pose a problem if they don’t like suggestions. Don’t blow situations out of proportion. Try to be a bit more understanding or you may end up spending the evening alone. If everyone wants to do their own thing, let them. ARIES (Mar. 21- April 20) Don’t trust a deal that looks too good, or a lover who appears to have it all. Seminars will provide you with knowledge and amusement. You are best to do something energetic with friends instead. You are best to keep hard feelings to yourself. TAURUS (Apr. 21- May 21) Focus and concentrate on yourself and your future. You may want to talk to your boss about your future goals. You may have a problem at work with a female coworker. You will have to help family members sort out unfortunate difficulties. GEMINI (May 22-June 21) You can get into weight loss programs or go out and change your image with a new look in clothing, hairstyle and attitude. A change is as good as a rest. Look into some personal changes. Get ready to do some fancy footwork when it comes to taking care of your financial situation. CANCER (June 22-July 22) You might want to spend some time by yourself in order to decide exactly how you feel. Old friends may not like your choices. You may need to lend an ear to an old friend. You can gain approval, get kudos and ask for help if you put a little heart into your speech or request. LEO (July 23-Aug 22) Don’t spend too much on products that promise amazing cosmetic results. It’s a favourable time for real estate, investment, and moneymaking opportunities to be successful. You may have difficulty trying to get your mate to understand your position. You need to spend time with friends and family. VIRGO (Aug. 23 -Sept. 23) You will accomplish the most in the work environment this week. You need to get out if you want to meet potential partners. You could receive recognition for a job well done. Others may want to steal your thunder when they realize your ideas are pretty solid. . LIBRA (Sept. 24 -Oct. 23) Risky financial ventures will result in unrecoverable losses. Things will be hectic and family members will be erratic. Your lover will be annoyed with your participation. Some of the best opportunities will crop up if you keep an open mind. SCORPIO (Oct. 24 - Nov. 22) You can make a big difference to children if you are understanding of the difficulties they are experiencing. Lighten up your serious attitude Don’t let emotional upset force you into the poorhouse. Travel will be favourable. Resist overspending on luxury items. Horoscopes courtesy of astrologer Michael Thiessen. For daily horoscopes go to

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