Issuu on Google+

downtown

November 8, 2012 Volume 11 • Number 45 50¢ Newsstand Price

INSIDe

LIGHTS IN THE NIGHT

Homelessness Action Plan – page 2

November 22 • 4-8pm

also

www.kcbia.com 250-372-3242

A Burlesque fan-’tache-y – page 5 your neighboUrhood. your newspaper.

A tour of walking in another man’s shoes Kamloops author and historian, Sylvia Gropp’s passion for teaching history to people of all ages is vividly expressed through the knowledge and lively commentary she bestows upon the Kamloops Museum and Archives’ downtown walking tours. Her tours bring history to the forefront of conversation and she has information that you just couldn’t get if you were to wander around on your own. Sylvia has worked on contract with the Museum for over ten years and is co-writing a book with the Museum and the Thompson Rivers History and Heritage Society. She has a Bachelor of Arts with concentrations in Archaeology and Geology and has participated in digs on First Nations reserves and the Wildlife Park. “She’s a one smart lady and we’re lucky to have had her work with the Museum for over ten years,” Melissa Baker, Kamloops Museum and Archives educator, says. A special Remembrance Day tour is scheduled that recognizes the importance of discovering and preserving local history. The continued sharing of these stories ensures that the memory and sacrifices of our war veterans are never forgotten. These guided tours offer a way to explore historical icons

and famous people of our past. Melissa informs, “It’s just another way to commemorate those who participated in the war. Many veterans are buried in Kamloops. We have had many requests from the public for more information on the war and on Kamloops participation. They wanted more specific information so this is primarily focused on Remembrance Day soldiers and their participation in the war.” Sylvia will present the results of research surrounding the Pleasant Street Cemetery. In 1898 the city purchased land for this non-denominational cemetery. Kamloops experienced rapid growth in population during the 1890’s, and it

was recognized that the city would soon require more burial space. The date of the first interment in this cemetery was May 28, 1900 and since this time many local members of the Canadian Armed Forces have been laid to rest at the Pleasant Street Cemetery. In 2009 a works and horticultural initiative was completed at the Veterans Memorial Plaza. Twenty-five headstones commemorating War Dead from the First World War were replaced. These improvements to the site and markings serve to perpetuate remembrance and honour our past war veterans with deserved respect. This tour also explores the property at Sixth and Pleasant Avenue known as Old Men’s Provincial Home Cemetery. Although only a few headstones remain, Sylvia will expand on the claim that thousands of men who worked on the gold fields are buried here. A history of the Kamloops Gaol, a prisoner facility that housed notorious Billy Miner as an inmate, will also be discussed. Over its operational lifespan, the prison carried out 17 executions. You can learn about who tried to escape from the prison and more as Sylvia brings the characters of Kamloops past to life. – continued on page 2

downtown’s largest spa salon facility gift certificates available online at ardeospa.com 267 Fourth Ave | 250.374.8881 Open Monday - Saturday 9am - 5pm


2 n November 8, 2012

DOWNTOWN echo

Kamloops Homeless Count results revealed Ask Wellness completed a Homeless Count October 18 and 19. The results have released and their findings are as follows: • 99 Homeless People • 45 people sleeping rough • 54 people sleeping in shelters • 59 men, 24 women, and 9 children • 7 individuals with no gender recorded • 52 percent of men between the

ages of 40 and 59 • 46 percent of women between the ages of 30 and 39 • 35 percent have been homeless for between 1 and 6 months • 55 percent of participants have lived in Kamloops for more than 1 year • 33 percent of participants reported having a mental illnes or medical condition • 73 percent reported that the

main reason for homelessness is that housing is either unaffordable or unavailable It is important to remember that this is a minimum measurement at a single point-in-time, and that there are numerous limitations to conducting a homeless count. The Hidden Homeless, and those in Transitional Housing were not counted. It is estimated that there were over 1,160 Hidden Homeless

Curl on, Kamloops!

Rent Bank assists families in crisis

On October 30, Warren Hanson of the Canadian Curling Association made the announcement that the 2014 Tim Horton’s Brier will be held in Kamloops. The 85th edition of the Canadian men’s curling championship will be played March 1 to 9 at the Interior Savings Centre. It will mark the second time that Kamloops has hosted the Brier, after staging the 1996 renewal won by Manitoba’s Jeff Stoughton, who stole the victory against Alberta’s Kevin Martin in an extra end in one of the most exciting finals in history. The Brier has been held since 1927, traditionally during the month of March. The winner of the Brier goes on to represent Canada at the World Championships of the same year. The Brier is regarded by most curlers as the world’s premier curling championship.

Tech-friendly giveaways on the street To date, more than 35 merchants have signed up to host a party, special or promotion during the The Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association’s (KCBIA) Lights in the Night this year. This event should make for plenty of activity on our downtown streets. A very interesting component has been added to Lights in the Night this year called - In It to Win It. The premise is quite simple, create buzz and excitement on the street. How will it work? Each merchant who is hosting a party will be given a QR Code poster to hang in their store. Customers armed with their cell phones can scan the code (or text for those less tech-friendly). This sends a message to the Echo Elves who will be manning the Information Kiosk on the 300

block of Victoria Street. Live on the streets, the Echo Elves will call lucky shoppers every three minutes to award them gift certificates and prizes from participating businesses. Imagine the cheers as shoppers win right on the spot and are able to go and pick up their gifts at that moment! The preparations, posters, advertising and editorial are all being finalized but there is still time for your business to get

over the year 2010. Kamloops has 183 units of Transitional Housing, this would put the homeless total at 1,149. The Homeless Count is completed to create public awareness, to connect with people on the streets, to track trends and measure change, to inform program development, to inform government policy. Visit askwellness.ca or kamloopshap.ca/count2012 to download the report.

involved. Don’t miss out on the excitement of In It to Win It. Adding to the Echo Elves’ gift pile is a great way to promote yourself. KCBIA will be happy to collect gift certificates and product. Call 250-372-3242 or email admin@kcbia.com to let them know what you would like to offer holiday shoppers. The list of prizes is updated daily on the In It to Win It page, kcbia.com/ events/in-it-to-win-it.

Remember Kamloops history – continued from page 1 Honour the past by joining the Kamloops Museum and Archives. Gain an appreciation for the interesting life stories of locals who are dead but not forgotten. The Cemetery Tour date and time is October 27, from 1:00pm to 2:30pm. The tour content is suitable for audiences 14+. Call the museum at 250-828-3576 or send an email to museum@kamloops.ca for more information. Please quote course 199299. Jody Tippett

Kamloops Homelessness Action Plan (HAP) announced the development of a Rent Bank to help prevent homelessness in Kamloops. This is a community project with the HAP partners and members of the community, slated to begin in 2013. The Kamloops Rent Bank will assist families in crisis, by providing small, low interest, loans to keep people in stable rental housing, or to pay utilities that are in arrears. Rent Bank loans are for people who have been in stable housing, but who have been challenged by an emergency situation. These loans will be for people who do not qualify for other types of funding; people who would otherwise be left to fall through the cracks and enter the cycle of homelessness. They have received support from The Kelson Group, Changing the Face of Poverty, The Elizabeth Fry Society, Kamloops Foundation, United Way, Interior Savings Credit Union, and the HAP to research and develop the Kamloops Rent Bank Business Plan, to start-up the Rent Bank with office needs and administrative supplies as well as loaning capital to support families in crisis. “Community is about working together to help each other be successful; I commend the United Way and the Homelessness Action Planning group for their perseverance in bringing about a solution that will help prevent those most at risk from slipping into homelessness.” said Kathy Conway, Interior Savings CEO. The Kamloops Rent Bank is looking for additional funders! Email info@kamloopshap.ca to get involved in this inititative.


DOWNTOWN echo

November 8, 2012 n 3

Artistic healing journey From November 20 to December 19, Cindy Hayden’s recent glass works in architectural salvage will be displayed at Wilson House in a combination art show and fundraiser titled, Rebuilding. Opening night is November 23, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm and will kick-off a fundraiser/silent auction to benefit Janet Whitehead’s Healing Journey. Janet’s work as a self-employed Creative Coach has inspired many people, enabling them to proceed with confidence

on their own creative journeys. Janet was diagnosed with a rare form of breast cancer in 2012. While undergoing aggressive treatment, Janet has been unable to work. Janet’s love of Tall Ships has inspired Cindy to create a “Tall Ship” stained glass piece to be auctioned off, with partial proceeds going towards assisting Janet’s daily living expenses. For more information on Janet’s Journey, please check out the Facebook page: Supporting Janet Whitehead’s Healing Journey.

The ECHO ASKS YOU On Remembrance Day, who will you be thinking of?

Daniel Gauthier

Daphne McRae

Pareto

Sylvan Learning Centre

Veterans in general.

All the veterans that have been in the wars.

Fudge Yeah supporting Crohn’s Disease Fudge Yeah, a Fudge, Candy and Collectibles store at 442 Victoria Street is raising money for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of Canada (CCFC) throughout the month of November. Fudge Yeah will be selling fudge in special Cause Ribbon packaging and will donate $2 from each sale to the CCFC. Fudge Yeah’s owner, Ernie Ware, is the Treasurer for the Kamloops Chapter of the CCFC and wants to help spread awareness about Crohn’s Disease, Colitis and Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD). “My wife, Zoe, has lived with Crohn’s Disease for fif-

teen years, and we want to do our part to help raise awareness and funding to help find cures for these devastating illnesses.” Crohn’s Disease, Colitis, and IBD are still relatively new illnesses and do not get the same level of attention that

other causes receive, even though the prevalence of these conditions are very high in Canada. The CCFC raises funds to promote awareness and ultimately to find a cure. For more information, contact Ernie at 250-819-6010 or ernie@fudgeyeah.ca.

November is Blazers Kids’ Month

The Blazers are looking for three kids to help present the Booster Juice 3 Stars at the end of each home game during the month of November. They are also looking for kids to help PA Announcer Bill O’Donovan announce goals and penalties for the second period of each Blazers home game in November. To apply to be a Booster Juice 3 Stars Presenter or Jr. Announcer, send an email to Ashley Neuls at aneuls@blazerhockey.com with child’s name, child’s age, parent(s) name, phone number, referred game.

Michael O’Brien

Donna Stocks

4 Cats Art Studio

West Key Menzies

I will be thinking of my grandfather.

Everyone who fought for us.

Doing it right the first time

AXEL’S

AUTO SERVICE Ltd. 1377 BATTLE STrEET, KAmLoopS • 250-374-0606

AUTO SERVICE NOW LOCATED IN LANSDOWNE VILLAGE! AXEL’S

Ltd.

WHY BUY YOUReverything COMPUTER FROM US?

• 3 year parts & labour anD warranty • A Kamloops Company more… • Certified Technicians • Proven Track Record 1377 BATTLE STrEET, KAmLoopS • 250-374-0606 • We Service All Makes and Models of Computers

SPITFIRE COMPUTERS LTD.

250-374-0078 • www.spitfirecomputers.com 209 - 450 Lansdowne Street (In Lansdowne Village behind Senor Froggy)


editorial/opinion

4 n November 8, 2012

Edge Publishing Inc. Design | Digital Printing Echo Newspapers

meet our team wenda Noonan Publisher

DOWNTOWN echo

penned appreciation Local author Mike Grant spent some time signing his new book, ‘White Wolf Moon’ on October 20 at At Second Glance Book Store.

Remembrance

cristina ostapovitch Advertising Consultant Freedom

erin johnson Production Manager Justice

Carrie Harman

Administrator Courage

jody tippett Editor

Sacrifice

Marilee Manning, ian watt, wayne kuchyski, & kelly trainor, Delivery

downtown echo

Independently owned and operated by Edge Publishing, the Downtown Echo is distributed weekly throughout downtown Kamloops. We focus on activities and events at the neighbourhood level, and on larger events with direct impact on our neighbourhood. The Downtown Echo is available free to you because we are advertising supported. Please support the local businesses that support this newspaper through their advertising - remember when you shop locally, the money you spend remains in our community. Disclaimer: The publisher will not be responsible for errors or omissions. Due care and attention is used in checking advertising copy for accuracy and legitimacy, but no warranty is implied or given by the publisher. The publisher reserve the right to refuse any advertising or editorial submissions which they believe to be inconsistent with the concept of this publication. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the contributors/writers and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or views of the publisher.

contact us at:

PHONE: 250-374-ECHO (3246) FAX: 250-374-3247 EMAIL: echo@shawcable.com snail mail: #1 - 219 Victoria St, Kamloops, BC V2C 2A1

Ten year passport term advocated by Kamloops Chamber The Kamloops Chamber of Commerce was pleased to hear Friday’s news regarding the new tenyear term for Canadian passports. In 2007, the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce presented a paper to the federal government asking for changes in the passport system. Most of those changes were implemented with the exception of the requested ten-year term. “This issue has also been raised by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce on behalf of the Kamloops Chamber and we were advised last year that this change would come into effect in the near future”, states Peter Aylen, Kamloops Chamber’s Policy Committee Chair. A recent media release

from the Canadian government noted that, “The first 5-year ePassports will be issued in select locations during the first quarter of 2013. Production will ramp up through the spring resulting in the full availability of both a 5and 10- year ePassport in early summer.”

“The chamber is proud to speak on behalf of our members here in Kamloops,” states Maurice Hindle, President of the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce. “This is a prime example of the chamber network making a difference in our world. The Kamloops Chamber

is one of the most active in the country with regards to advocacy and is proud of our work both provincially and federally.” To view the Kamloops Chamber’s 2007 paper on passport reform, visit the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce website kamloopschamber.ca.

Theatre BC’s Provincial Playwriting Competition After suspending its national playwriting competition in 2010, Theatre BC is delighted to announce its rebirth in the form of an annual British Columbia playwriting competition. “The national playwriting competition was one of our most popular programs and one that we fully supported as an organization,” says Randy Poulis, vice-president of operations. “Now it’s back but we’ve chosen to focus on the playwrights of British Columbia.” In addition to plays by British Columbian authors, the competition encourages submissions by aboriginal and youth authors

from across the province. The Provincial Playwriting Competition is open to original scripts of drama or comedy, either full-length or one-act. Deadline for entry is December 31. Independent jurors will decide upon winners in each category with a prize of $1,000 awarded for the chosen fulllength, $750 for the one-act, and $500 for a script of special merit. Competition details and entry forms are available online at theatrebc.org/content/playwriting -competition.

We want you to write to us!

Tell us what you think about the issues on the Downtown. Let us echo your thoughts and ideas with your neighbours. We are your newspaper in your neighbourhood.


Business profile

DOWNTOWN echo

November 8, 2012 n 5

Kamloops’ very own innovators of the local burlesque scene will be gracing the stage once again for their Movember showcase. What began as a group of seedling beginners has blossomed into a full fledged celebration of femininity to behold on stage! This month’s variety show will boast the stylings of Miss Coco Crème, Vain Calamity Jane, Gilda Lily, Lizzie Borden, a special guest comedian, an escape artist and music by Emergency Happiness. Born for the stage and having made a home for among this rag tag group of misfits, Melvin will be back for Movember with a sparkle in his eye. He’ll be joined by the Flyboys who will be sporting some moustache finery. This bodacious bevy of bombshells aren’t just a sea of pretty faces, as the troupe is determined to raise as much dough for Prostrate Cancer as possible by donating the profits of t-shirt sales to Prostate Cancer. Additionally, the first 50 people in line will be entered into a draw for a Burlesque Party with Coco Creme - a $200 value! Enjoy a sassy evening with five of your girls or to learn some fun moves, sexy bumps and grinds, clothing removal artistry, tassel twirling and a fun routine! The winner will be announced at the show. The audience is encouraged to get inspired and compete for a best dressed

special prize. The troupe will also be on the lookout for the most amazing Movember ‘stache! Shaw cable will be on location recording pre-show backroom antics and behind the scenes tassel-twirling. All are invited to this 19 and over show! There are a limited number of VIP tickets ($10) that can be purchased at Instinct Adornment, located at #2-319 Victoria St. VIP tickets get you in early with a floor seat if you arrive by 9:00pm. Performing for an always enthusiastic crowd, the gals leave the ladies inspired and the gentlemen, well.... “inspired” as well. Join in the glitz, glam, and cheekiness that is the magic of burlesque in the ‘loops, and support a good cause! Come early and come often! You know you are going to have a good time. For more information and a peek at their photo collection by their man behind the lens, Bob Clark, click your way to facebook. com/kamloopsburlesque. Jody Tippett

RDC Photography

Burly Q gals with ze moustaches

The first 50 people in line for Movember Burlesque will be entered into a draw for a Burlesque Party for a group of six hosted by Miss Coco Crème.

CHRISTMAS AT THE SQUARE Fine Arts & Craft Show

St. Andrews on the Square, 159 Seymour Street

NOVEMBER 16 & 17

Friday 11 - 7pm • Saturday 10 - 3pm Admission by donation to the Kamloops Heritage Society For more information call 250-377-4232


6 n November 8, 2012

DOWNTOWN echo

Seniors’ Christmas Light Tour The City of Kamloops invites all seniors to attend the 38th Annual Seniors’ Christmas Light Tour. On Thursday, December 20 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm, seniors can join a tour around town to see the best lights in the city. A tea service and sing-along at the Interior Savings Centre will follow the tour. Bus pickup locations will be published in late November in the Seniors Connector and various other publications. This tour is free of charge; however a $2 donation at the door will be graciously accepted. All funds raised will go towards the 2013 Seniors Picnic. To register please call 250-828-3500 and quote program number #199635. Registration deadline is Monday, December 17. Please note that if you require HandyDART, please register both with the City of Kamloops and HandyDART. To register with HandyDART, call 250-376-7525.

The sale you’ve been waiting for

naturalhealthn naturalhealthn n

n

D I R E C T O R Y

exercise exercise your your brain brain by by Knitting! Knitting! Knitting Knittingisistherapeutic, therapeutic,relaxing relaxingand andself-satisfying. self-satisfying.

Donna’s Donna’s yarn yarn & & crafts crafts 250-376-3381 250-376-3381 •• Fortune Fortune shopping shopping centre centre

Intuitive Healing - Michele Gieselman offers Massage,

Cranial Sacral, Intuitive Readings, Meditation, Workshops & Shamanic Healing. Gift certificates available.

intuitivehealing@telus.net | 250.851.0966

DYNAMIC Massage Works with Brittanya Beddington Holistic Wellness or Stone Therapy Massage Foot or Back Scrub with Massage

E: info@dynamicmassageworks.com P: 250-320-0475

Registered Massage Therapist & Yoga Teacher

Craniosacral Therapy • Visceral & Myofascial release • Osteopathic Techniques. Private & semi private yoga sessions. Gift certificates.

Darlene Fair: 405-153 Seymour Street • 250-318-6300

THE FOCUS IS ON SUCCESSFUL AGING!

Discover all natural, non-invasive facials for successful aging. KamloopsEsthetics.com Healthy skin is beautiful skin!

301-141 Victoria Street (above Bikini Bills) • 250.828-0909

Paul Laviolette, HHP, CCP, RCRT

Head to Sahali Mall November 10 to 24 for the Kamloops Symphony’s famous event, Barb’s Used Book and Music D ISale. R E C You’ll find books on every imaginable subject in their non-fiction section – investing, gardening, cooking, art, history, photography, pets and animals, reference books such as dictionaries, biographies, and much more - all arranged by subject so it’s easy to find what interests you. Musicians can find piano, instrumental and vocal sheet music, music education books, song books and albums. There are hundreds of VHS movies, DVDs, music CDs and vinyl records in stock. In the record section you can find classical, country, soundtracks, musicals, classic rock – you name it, they probably have it!

Their fiction selection includes bestsellers by all your favourite authors, sections for mysteries, science T O fiction, R Y pre-school children and young readers, poetry, classics, plays – you really have to see this sale. Almost everything at the sale is priced at $1 or $2. In the very popular “better books” section, you can find such things as mint condition books of all kinds, history and local interest books and beautiful coffee table books, all individually priced. They welcome your donations of good quality used items for the sale at Sahali Mall, where a team of fabulous volunteers will be busy setting up for opening day. Donations are accepted throughout the two week sale and, with new stock daily, it’s worth visiting them more than once.

Aiming for charity

Roots Therapeutic Pain Management Centre, Trigger Point Table and Chair Massage, Advanced Reflexology.

316-141 Victoria St. • 250-319-7292 • www.triggerpointtherapy.ca

Melanie Roberts, RMT is pleased to announce the opening of Maximum Health Massage Therapy

6 - 665 Tranquille Rd. • 778-470-5758 or book appts. at www.maxhealthmassage.com Colette Swain, Registered Massage Therapist Also trained in Dr. Vodder’s Manual Lymph Drainage and Combined Decongestive Therapy

#360 - 546 St. Paul Street • 250-299-3636

Treat Yourself to Hawaiian Massage

Kathy Richins is now offering relaxing Hawaiian Massage & Life Coaching at the Bodymind Centre

#205-635 Victoria St. • 250-574-7521 • findstrengthinaction.com

Dr. Tracy Levins, ND at Kamloops Naturopathic Clinic Clinical focus in female hormones, IV therapies, neural prolotherapy (lyftogt technique) 754 Seymour St. • 250-377-3077 • drjones.ca

More and more people are seeking safe natural alternatives for their health care. Let Echo readers know how your business or service can help them! Advertise in the Echo’s Natural Health Directory for as little as $25 a month. Call Cristina or Wenda at 250-374-3246 for more information.

Kamloops Trap and Skeet Club member, Alan McLean (left), presents a $1,850 donation to Jennifer Johnson, Development Manager, RIH Foundation. This generous donation was raised through the proceeds of KTSC’s 4th Annual Charity Shoot on October 28, and will support Rehabilitation and Occupational Therapy Services at Royal Inland Hospital.


253 Tranquille Road www.lemonadestand420.com DOWNTOWN echo

November 8, 2012 n 7

Blazers to propagate for Movember Throughout November, each member of the Blazers will start the month clean shaven and grow a moustache through the month to show support and raise money and awareness for prostate cancer and male mental health initiatives. Movember is an activity that encourages the growth of a moustache to raise awareness about prostate cancer and depression in men. Last year was the first official association between the CHL and Movember and they proudly raised $128,222 towards men’s health. This year they are looking to continue to grow the campaign and involve even more teams across the CHL, as well as officials, coaches, staff and fans. The Kamloops Blazers players have registered as a team as well as individually at Movember.ca to raise donations online and at

officially my go-to cigar spot Whenever I want to go out drinking and hanging with the fellas, I top it off with a smooth cigar. If you’re in Kamloops there’s no place better than The Lemonade Stand to pick one up. It’s not on a busy street, so you can park right in front. Expect to find the best selection in town!

Blazers home games throughout the month of November. Fans are encouraged to donate towards the Blazers’ efforts as well as register themselves as a member of the Kamloops Blazers team fundraising. Visit the Blazers Movember page at ca.movember.com/ mospace/3482865.

We have the largest selection of smoking goods in the city!

‘Like’ Kamloops Fire Rescue to promote fire safety There’s a new fire safety house on its way to Kamloops and it’s going to be more effective than ever before in teaching kids about fire safety. “The new fire safety house is fun,” says Captain Sheldon Guertin, Life Safety Educator for Kamloops Fire Rescue. “This new house is a bouncy house, so we know kids are going to love it. The house itself is 675 square feet with fire safety messages on the walls and will allow us to teach kids how they can be fire smart at home.” The old fire safety house, previously used by Kamloops Fire Rescue, served its purpose, but because of the weight of the unit, wasn’t as easy to bring to community events and schools, and has now been taken off the road.

Donations for the house and trailer to tow the unit have been made possible by community organizations and businesses, and Guertin is pleased that McDonald’s of Kamloops has come on board to help take the donations over the top. “We have a Facebook ‘like’ campaign starting up with McDonald’s,” says Guertin. “For every new ‘like’ we get on our www.facebook.com/ KamloopsFireRescue page, McDonald’s will donate $1, up to $1000 towards the new house. Not only will we raise the needed donations for the house, but we’ll have 1,000 new people that will receive our messages on fire safety to share with their friends and families.”

Open 7 Days a Week at 9am 253 Tranquille Road www.lemonadestand420.com

For more information 250-372-5000

4 r 2 e 0 b 1 m e v o N Sahali Mall

BUYING OR SELLING? Jessica MATT

& Marvin MATT

D001046090

We deal with Residential or Commercial Real Estate

for ne s k o ryo Bo eve

2 $ y l n o t items

Mos

RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL

250-374-3022

Kamloops Realty

250-319-8784

Part of our commission supports Kamloops YMCA-YWCA Women’s Shelters and violence prevention programs

Movies

Rec

ords and CDs

Sheet Music


8 n November 8, 2012

DOWNTOWN echo

Learn and play after school

4

shop local. eat local.

p local. local.

spend local.

d local.

local. An ERA ofenjoy DiscontEnt y local.ARt As occupAtion it takes you to

es you to he trend

October 12 tostart December 2012 the 31, trend

465 Victoria Street 250.377.2400 www.kag.bc.ca

Elizabeth Zvonar, Sign of the Times, 2008, serpentine stone (installation view, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery)

shop local. spend local. enjoy local.

it takes you to start the trend

Make the choice to de-stress, find focus, relieve body tension and pain

Science Club at BIG Little Science Centre (BLSC) is returning by popular demand! Children aged seven and up are invited to for weekly hands-on science excitement and games every Thursday from November 8 to December 13. Join them as soon as you can arrive after school until 4pm. Registration forms are available on the website blscs.org or at BIG Little Science Centre. For more information contact Susan at susan@blscs.org or phone 250 554 2572.

Above, Matthew Ciardullo uses the Bernoulli effect to spray water.

Interesting formations in the new year The Karla Pearce Art Gallery is calling for submissions of painting, sculpture, fibre, ceramic and jewellery for the 2013 group art show Formations opening this January in Kamloops BC. The Karla Pearce Art Gallery opened its doors in downtown Kamloops Dec 2011 and has been dedicated to showcasing quality artwork of top artists ever since. The founder and owner of the gallery, Karla Pearce believes in providing a space where talented artists can come together and show and sell their work in a positive professional environment. This for profit commercial gallery makes no apologies about its mandate. Karla explains, “It has always been my goal to assist artists in developing their careers to a sustainable point where they no longer have to work that second job in order to support themselves; while providing the public with a beautiful space to go and enjoy art free of charge.” Formations will open to the public Jan 2, 2013 and will run until the end of June. An opening reception will be held April 20, 2012. If you are interested in applying for Formations go to karlapearcegallery.com or e-mail art@karlapearce for more information.

Results of 2012 Citizen Satisfaction Survey

Yoga for You!

Lunch hour classes

10x lunch punch card only $70 for new students Yoga Fix for overall workout Gentle Yoga for tired and stressful days

Drop-in classes

23 to choose from after work or weekends, 7 days/week 6+ teachers

After work classes

Tuesday, Thursday: 4pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 5:30pm

BuY in stuDio or onLine

250-828-6206 2nd floor at 4th & Seymour 201 - 409 Seymour Street info@yourlogaloft.com www.youryogaloft.com

Mention this ad to receive $5 off your next purchase

The results are in from the 2012 Citizen Survey Report, conducted by Ipsos Reid earlier this year. The City of Kamloops conducts a comprehensive Citizen Survey every three years, with the previous one completed in 2009. Using telephone interviews with 400 randomly selected residents representing the community’s demographics, the survey addresses a wide range of topical issues facing the community and provides a detailed assessment of citizens’ attitudes, needs, priorities, and satisfaction levels. This research ultimately helps guide the City in making decisions regarding planning, budgeting and issues management. Some key highlights from the report include improved quality of life in Kamloops over the past three years, rating higher than the BC norm. Economic growth, development, better shopping,

improved infrastructure and more services were the top five reasons for this improvement. The two biggest top-of-mind issues for residents were mines/ Ajax and transportation issues such as downtown parking and road conditions. Residents continue to prefer tax increases over cutting services as seen in previous surveys, however, the third top-of-mind concern was taxation/municipal spending. Survey results indicate a preference to increase user fees over taxes. Kamloops Mayor Peter Milobar said, “The report not only indicates where we are excelling at building a great community, but also where we have an opportunity to look at funding models and our infrastructure needs.” Copies of the report are available to the public at City Hall at 7 West Victoria Street, or online at www.kamloops.ca.


12 n Novemberecho 7, 2012 DOWNTOWN

remembrance day

NORTH SHORe November 8, 2012eCHO n 9

one minute, once a year to honour all they gave At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, Kamloops will honour those who have served and continue to serve Canada during times of war, conflict and peace. Kamloops Remembrance Day ceremonies are held at Riverside Park and are attended by thousands every year. In Kamloops, events start as early as this Wednesday and continue on until well into the evening of November 11.

remembrance events

War Time Sing-A-Long with the Happy Choristers Wednesday, November 7, 2:00pm to 3:30pm at Sahali Centre Mall Walking Tour - Thursday, November 8, 6:00 - 7:30pm Hosted by Kamloops Museum at Pleasant Street Cemetery. 250-8283576 Course #199323 Remembrance Day Memories Friday, November 9, 2012 at 5:00 pm, St. Paul’s Anglican Cathedral, 360 Nicola Street. Lemon Chicken dinner, followed by songs and stories from war years. 250-372-3912 Remembering Remembrance Day with the Skeetchestn Indian Band. Sunday, November 11, 11:00am. St. Mary’s Church, 405 Church Street. A feast is to be held after the ceremony at the Skeetchestn Gym. 1-866-373-2493 Complimentary Community Veteran’s Lunch - Kamloops renaissance Retirement Residence, 628 Tranquille Road. Sunday, November 11, 12:30pm. 250-3765363 to make a reservation Accent Inns Poppy Campaign For every guest wearing a poppy on November 9 to 11, a $5 donation will be made to the Royal Canadian Legion’s Poppy Campaign. Not staying at an Accent Inn during the promotion? Want to give even more? The Royal Canadian Legion has developed another way you

can donate with their Text-To-Give option. Text the word POPPY to 20222, reply YeS to confirm, and a $5 donation will be added to your mobile phone bill. The Legion receives 100 per cent of all donations made by text. Remembrance Day Ceremony - Led by Royal Canadian Legion Branch 52. The Veterans Memorial Cairn, Riverside Park. 10:45am - Mounting of the Guard 10:58am - National Anthem 11:00am - The Last Post, two minutes of silence observed 11:05 - 419 Squadron from Cold Lake, Alta. Fly-past Service will conclude with prayers and the laying of wreaths Parade Route - The parade will travel along Lorne Street, under the First Avenue underpass to the 400 block of Victoria Street. Participants will include old guard (veterans) and new guard (current members), of sea, army, and air units.

post-parade gatherings

Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 730 Cottonwood Ave. Kamloops Elks Lodge, #44, 784 Victoria St. Branch 52 Royal Canadian Legion, 425 Lansdowne St. AnaVets Unit 290, #9-177 Tranquille Rd. Rocky Mountain Rangers Canteen, 1221 McGill Rd. Eagles Hall, 755 Tranquille Rd. Youth Groups meet at Parkside Lounge, Interior Savings Centre In Remembrance The Cantabile Singers of Kamloops presents “In Remembrance” concert featuring choral songs and poems. November 11, 7pm, St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Admission by donation. BC Transit Service is running regular Sunday service.

Moose

The Family FraTerniTy

Loyal Order of Moose • Women of the Moose • Moose Legion

We thank the men and women who served our country to make our dreams possible

Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #1552 • 730 Cottonwood Ave • 250-376-8022

Proudly Supporting Our Veterans

Rosemary Saint Michaels, RHIP Registered Hearing Saint Rosemary Daniel Allen, Registered Audiologist Instrument Michaels, RHIP M.A. RAUD Practitioner Daniel Allen,

DVA / TAPS cards accepted

M.A. RAUD

Registered Under The Health Professions Act

Registered Under The Health Professions Act

Registered Audiologist

Registered Hearing Instrument

Downtown Kamloops: Your ParTner in HeaLTHcare Practitioner Daniel Allen, Rosemary Saint 208 - 321 Nicola Street • 250-372-2683 Michaels, RHIP M.A. RAUD Registered Registered Hearing Kamloops: Registered UnderNorth The Health Professions Act Audiologist Instrument Northills Mall • 250-376-4188 Practitioner

Thank you veterans.

Kipp-Mallery Pharmacy thank aYourveteran for downtown neighbourhood pharmacy the freedoms we enjoy 273 Victoria Street • 250-372-2531

to contact us: Phone: 250.376.2411 or email Peter@nsbia.com

chartwell residences are honouring canadian veter ans throughout november with a

C OM PL I M E N TA R Y V E T ER A NS L UNC H At Chartwell, we believe it is the duty of all Canadians never to stop saying “thank you” to our veterans. It is but a small gesture to those who have offered such a great sacrifice to our country.

Let peace be their memorial. Kipp-Mallery Pharmacy Your downtown neighbourhood pharmacy

273 Victoria Street • 250-372-2531

Your ParTner in HeaLTHcare REMEMBRANCE DAY TRIBUTE & LUNCHEON – NOVEMBER 11TH • 12:30 PM –

Join us for a day of remembering and a screening of the Chartwell documentary; HONOUR: Their Stories, Our History. 628 Tranquille Rd. Kamloops, BC

250-376-5363 VISIT US ONLINE TODAY!

chartwellreit.ca


10 n November 8, 2012

TALK

DOWNTOWN echo

OF THE TOWN 

Submit your listing: echo@shawcable.com

The hour has come to remember: 11.11.11 ■■ Bicentennial Christmastown Parade November 24. Floats, bands, businesses or organizations welcome. Fill out an application at christmastown.ca. ■■ Landscapes and Other Images by Patricia Kellogg until Nov. 24 at Kamloops Arts Council Main Gallery, 7 West Seymour St. Hours are Tues to Fri 10am to 5pm and Sat. 10am to 4pm. ■■ “Movember” Burlesque at the Blue Grotto, 319 Victoria St. on Nov. 8. Doors at 8pm for a 19+ show. FMI or interested in performing: visit facebook.com/ kamloopsburlesque. ■■ Investor’s Group Walk for Memories Kick-off Event on Nov. 9 from 3 to 4:30pm at Kamloops Seniors Village Multipurpose Room, 1220 Hugh Allan Dr. RSVP to 250-377-8200 or email kamwfm@hotmail.com. ■■ Supper and a Song on Nov. 9 at 5:30pm at Mt. Paul United Church. Dinner with gluten-free option, dessert and local entertainment. FMI contact George at 250377-1444. ■■ Remembrance Day Memories Lemon Chicken Dinner, followed by Songs and Stories from the War Years. Everyone is welcome. Nov. 9 at 5pm, St. Paul’s Cathedral, 360 Nicola St. For tickets please call the Trish at 250-374-1484, Mollie at 250-579-5670 or the Cathedral office at 250-372-3912. ■■ The Art We Are, 246 Victoria St. 250-828-7998. Alex Vissia with Will Ross on Nov. 10 at 8pm. ■■ Kamloops Arts Council Art Workshop Nov. 10, 9am to noon - Painting with Acrylic Texture with Judy Mackenzie. Parkview Activity Centre, 500 McDonald

art drop-in held on the last Wed. of each month at Heritage House, 100 Lorne St. ArtBC meets Tues. weekly from Sept. to May, at 1pm, at the Parkview Recreation Centre, 500 McDonald Ave. ■■ Barnhartvale Dances with Vern Cave and the Fender Bender every Sunday from 8 to 11:30pm at the Barnhartvale Community Hall. Admission at the door. ■■ Advocates for Urban Wildlife Kamloops welcomes like-minded individuals interested in joining a growing movement towards safely co-existing urban wildlife. FMI contact advocatesforurbanwildlife@telus.net or 250-573-3483. ■■ Kamloops Happy Choristers invites new members age 55 and SKSS 7th Annual Art Exhibition in the Sagebrush Theatre Lobby over to join for fun, singing, harGallery, 821 Munro Street, until December 15. Opening reception on mony and a variety of songs under November 8 from 6 to 7:30pm at the Sagebrush Theatre Lobby. Oct 4the direction of Mary Jackson. As in past years, a selection of student artworks from South Kamloops Wednesdays from 9:30 to 11am at Secondary School will be published as greeting cards and a 2013 calendar. Calendars and cards of student work will be on sale mid-November at the the Heritage House, 100 Lorne St. call Sharon at 250-579-9505. Kamloops Gallery Shop, Kamloops Museum & Archives and SKSS main office. FMIARE YOU ON ■■ Kamloops Stroke Recovery MULTIPLE Ave. To register: www.kamloops. able at Moviemart or at the door. Group invites people who have suffered a stroke and their careMEDICATIONS? ca/ezreg or 250-828-3500. FMI visit kamloopsfilmsociety.ca givers to their meetings the 2nd, ■■ Barney Bentall and guests ■■ Wildlife of the World Pro-D Book your personalized benefit concert for Kamloops Camp Day at BC Wildlife Park 3rd, and 4th Thursday of the medical review today! To from 10:30am-1pm, ratt12 ’s from ComPounding 9am to 4pm for month Alano Society on Nov. 11 at the onPNov. confirm meeting dates, location • Non-clients welcome Sagebrush Theatre. Tickets at kids agedPsix to 12. FMI visit harmaCy FMI under call 250-320-1348. Covered PharmaCare for Kamloops Live Box Office, kam- www.bczoo.org or call 250-573- • and ■■those 55 Plus Fellowship whoSeniors’ take 5 or more loopslive.caor 250-374-5483. 3242 ext. 228 or 259. held on the second and medications ■■ Canadian Homebuilders ■■ Christmas at the Courthouse Gatherings Association Dinner Meeting on Dec. 1 and 2 at the Old fourth Tuesdays of each month on Nov. 14 at the Kamloops Courthouse, 7 West Seymour St. at 10:30am, September to May 321 Nicola Street, Kamloops Convention Centre. Doors open at Children’s 100 art -show, juried fine in the lower auditorium of First 250-374-7226 • Locally Owned & Operated 5:30pm. Dinner begins at 6:30pm. art and craft Official sale, member show Baptist Church. FMI call Allen at Pharmacy of the Kamloops Blazers To register call 250-828-1844 or and sale by Arnica, live music, 376-1607. email info@chbaci.ca. food and beverages, door prizes. ■■ Kamloops Human Library ■■ The Kamloops Film Society’s Admission by donation, free park- project - fourth Saturday of each Fall Film Series at the Paramount ing at BCLC, handicap accessible. month (Nov. 24) from 3 to 5pm at the Smorgasbord Deli, 255 7th Theatre, 5th and Victoria. Take Open 10 to 5, Sat. and Sun. This Waltz on Nov. 15 at 7pm. ■■ Kamloops Arts Council ongo- Ave. FMI contact Lissa Millar at Nov 1 Tickets and memberships avail- ing events - Art Night is an open humanlibrarian@gmail.com.

IT’S FLU SEASON PROTECT YOURSELF! Pratt’s ComPounding PharmaCy

Come in for your flu shot today! Walk-ins welcome

100 - 321 Nicola Street, Kamloops 250-374-7226 • Locally Owned & Operated Official Pharmacy of the Kamloops Blazers


horoscopes

Your Horoscope

SCORPIO (Oct 24-Nov 22)  Be sure to catch up on overdue correspondence and help those you love find solutions to their dilemmas. Don’t draw too much attention to yourself at work. Difficulties may be encountered while traveling in foreign countries. You can evade the issue as usual by being affectionate, fun loving, and far too active for your lover to catch on. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23-Dec 21)  Difficulties with children will surface if you try to break a promise you made. You can offer your mate a commitment or promise that will help stabilize your personal life. Don’t let peers distract you or push their work your way. Disputes on the home front may be hard to avoid. CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 20)  Travel opportunities should be your first choice. Don’t deny yourself this week. Investments concerning your residence will be profitable. You may be confused emotionally. AQUARIUS (Jan 21-Feb 19)  Don’t lend or borrow. Socializing or travel will lead to partnerships. Don’t expect others to live up to their promises and you won’t be disappointed or find yourself stuck with delays. Social functions will bring you in touch with new lovers. PISCES (Feb 20-Mar 20)  You will be able to find the perfect outfit, and the greatest new accessory for your house. Someone you live with could be frustrated and upset. Your ability to work with detail could help you achieve your goals. Romantic relationships could be under pressure. ARIES (Mar 21-April 20)  Avoid disputes with family; their complaints can’t change anything anyway. Take a short business trip if possible. Close deals that have been up in the air and move on to new ones that appear to be profitable. Try to think things through. TAURUS (Apr 21-May 21)  Do whatever your mate wants; it really doesn’t matter as long as you’re together. Your personal situation is fluctuating. Focus your efforts on details, and keep to yourself in order to finish your work. Uncertainties are still prevailing. GEMINI (May 22-June 21)  Business trips might prove unproductive. Try not to take everything so seriously. You may be up for some changes in your home. You may want to try your hand at a little creative writing. Don’t let your boss get the better of you. CANCER (June 22-July 22)  It might be best not to spend your money on luxuries this week. Those close to your heart may be difficult to reason with. You can pick up some overtime this week. Don’t force your opinions on friends or relatives unless you are prepared to lose their favor. LEO (July 23-Aug 22)  Don’t let your emotions interfere with completing your chores. You can make extra cash by moonlighting. Avoid getting trapped in internal disputes. Opportunities for love will develop while traveling or while attending religious functions. VIRGO (Aug 23-Sept 23)  Do not give your heart to someone who may not live up to your standards. You are best to tuck your money away where no one will be able to touch it, including yourself. You will gain a lot if you listen. Problems with in-laws or relatives may be more damaging than you realize. LIBRA (Sept 24-Oct 23)  Don’t be too eager to spend what’s left over; more unexpected expenses are evident. Fitness or weight loss pro grams will help your self esteem. You need to clear up some important personal documents before the end of the year. Pay attention to small but important details. Horoscopes courtesy of astrologer Michael Thiessen. For daily horoscopes go to www.astrology-online.com When one of our advertisers asks you where you saw their ad...

Let them know you read it in the eCho! Your neighbourhood. Your newspaper.

November 8, 2012 n 11

kamloops central business improvement association

Lights iN the Night thursDay, november 22 from 4:00-8:00pm

stroll from party to party and shop the night away in Downtown kamloops!

while you’re here, Don’t miss out on the Downtow n Ec ho pre

DOWNTOWN echo

... s t sen

live prizing game!

Scan the QRCode or text a special phrase at every participating merchant and you could win!

over $1000 in prizes will be given away that evening!

Contest sponsored by over 45 participating merchants and these community-minded businesses


12 n November 8, 2012

DOWNTOWN echo

pampering is t he perfect gift for friends and for you!

‘Like’ us on aa to enter to win a $100 gift certificate

n We Design and Inspire Great Hair n Incredibly Luxurious Spa Treatments n AFT Laser Clinic for Skin Rejuvanation, Hair Removal, Acne, Vascular & Pigmented Lesions n And of course the Infamous Brazillian Wax

250-372-8746 • 101 - 805 Notre Dame Drive www.rahairstudio.com • /rahairstudioandspa


Downtown Echo, November 8, 2012