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Enjoy some bass with your brass If you missed the Chamber Musicians of Kamloops presentation of Fish on Five (Ski ouk meeya), you will get another chance on Thursday, November 7 at 7:00pm at the Old Courthouse. This versatile brass quintet made quite the splash last year with the local audience. Robin Suddaby, chair of the Kamloops Chamber Musicians is excited to have the entertaining and unique group back. “They have an unusual shared passion for fishing and music. They were a popular performance from last year. They have a lot of entertainment value and are a festive group,” says Robin about the vast sounds the group offers; they play everything from folk songs, gospel, blues, rock and popular music. Fish on Five has done performances a t churches, nightclubs, football fields, graduation ceremonies, in a longhouse where a group of ladies gave them their Indian name, Ski ouk

Howie on the trumpet and acting bosun, Dennis Colpitts on the trumpet as well as first mate, Edmund House on the French Horn who is also a deckhand, Wade Dorsey on the trombone and slop deck chef and Reynold Epp on the tuba and the acting captain of their vessel. This group was very popular not just because of their music, but also because of their whole performance and onstage banter. “They were very popular. People have asked when they would come back. People who are not into chamber music may not have come to a whole series of classical string quartet, so these guys were the perfect choice. They tell little antidotes throughout the show; share nature experiences, fishing stories, a story about a pod of whales they saw. They are quite humorous,” comments Robin. After the concert and during intermissions, the theatre was a buzz with people talking about their own fishing stories. “Fishing and fan fares,” as Robin smartly puts its. Members of the audience also went up to the group to talk about their experiences with them. People who aren’t usually engaged in the musical scene enjoyed themselves. The Chamber Musicians of Kamloops group has put on many unique shows over the past few years, one of which was this September down at Riverside Park. Over 30 musicians, including members of the Brandenburg Orchestra, performed Handel’s Water Music which was originally played in 1717 for King

meeya - and of course on a boat. This group of outdoorsy and fishy men got onto the list of the Chamber Musicians of Kamloops through a connection with the local symphony. One of the players, Edmund House, has been the principal French Horn for the Kamloops Symphony for over 20 years. “He was part of our group anyway. He mentioned to us that he had this group and that they were very keen to be a part of our series. I thought that the variety would be neat,” comments Robin about the fish-loving group. All members of the group play for the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra and in the off-season they are also fishermen together. “The tuba player has a boat that they go out on. They go out for a week or two and travel to pubs along the way and of course fish,” s a y s Robin. They The fabulous Fish on Five are guarantravel the teed to put on a good show with (from top) coast each year Jim Howie on the trumpet, Dennis Colpitts on the near Bella Coola. trumpet, Edmund House on the French Horn, Wade The fantastic five is made up of Jim Dorsey on the trombone and Reynold Epp on the tuba.

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Downtown Kamloops was the scene of a rally outside KGHM Ajax’s office on Seymour Street on Saturday, October 26. Hundreds of members of the community, both those who are for and against the proposed mining project, participated in an open exchange.

City introduces new format for 2014 budget meetings Each year the City hosts public meetings regarding the City budget to give citizens an overview and hear their comments and suggestions. This year, City Council is not only offering the meetings earlier in the year, but changing them to a workshop-style format to encourage meaningful conversation regarding the 2014 budget. This year’s focus is on City service levels. Roll up your sleeves and participate in these sessions with City staff and Council regarding your priorities in service levels; things like how often your garbage is picked up, how often the sports fields are maintained, hours of operation at City facilities and utilities management. Service levels are one of the largest influences on the annual budget and the City wants to know what’s important to you.  The City is offering one daytime session on Monday, November 4 from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm at

McArthur Island Sports Centre. Last year saw the successful addition of social media into the budget meeting, enhancing the level of public engagement. Similarly this year residents can follow along and contribute to

the conversation on Twitter using #kamloopsbudget. Documents to support the budget meetings are viewable at  Your participation will influence the process.

Fish on Five put on a good show – continued from front George I. “This was very successful for us. There were hundreds of people there,” says Robin about the sunny day concert. The atmosphere at the Old Courthouse offers a beautiful historic venue, which is intimate, relaxed and cozy. The crowd will enjoy the jokes, wide range of music and personal show the Fish on Five Brass Quintet puts on. The concert will begin at 7:00pm. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and can be purchased at the door of the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre, 7 Seymour Street West. Free park-

ing is available and the building is wheelchair accessible at the rear entrance. Some other shows at the Old Courthouse this month includes a November 22 show for Remembrance Day. Also a show on November 28, which will be a unique solo cello concert by Martin Krathy. This intimate show will have the seats in a semi-circle and with ambient light from candles. To keep updated on events organized by the Chamber Musicians of Kamloops please visit their website at: Ashley Demedeiros


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ECHO ASKS Opinions of the people who matter – you. Lynda Enochsen is one of the new artists being featured at the Courthouse Gallery. She specializes in handmade jewelry with many pieces taking inspiration from rustic and earthy materials. She mostly makes sterling silver jewelry and lampwork beads. The Courthouse Gallery is a non-profit, co-operative art gallery, which was founded in 2007 by a small group of dedicated artists from the Kamloops area. Explore Lynda’s gorgeous work at The Old Courthouse Arts and Cultural Building on 7 W Seymour Street. They are open Tuesday to Friday from 10:00am to 5:00pm and Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

WCT takes theatre to new heights Western Canada Theatre is proud to present some of the Kamloops’ most innovative and exciting theatre artists at the premiere High-Wire Festival. You think Halloween offers enough surprises at the end of October? Wait until you see what’s on offer at the Pavilion Theatre October 30 and November 1 and 2. In one evening, you will sample a smorgasbord of short shows playing all around the Pavilion building, upstairs and down. With six performances of 5 to 15 minutes long, you will explore stories that stretch the imagination. Then rotate and enjoy another. Or if you particularly liked one, watch it again.

WCT Artistic Director Daryl Cloran describes the High-Wire Festival as “a laboratory for theatre artists to come and create new work and push the boundaries of what is theatre. This year, we’re going to turn the Pavilion building into a playground for some of the best theatre artists from here in Kamloops.” Local companies as small as one person to as large as six have written, produced and will perform new works as varied in subject as they are in presentation. Come and discover how captivating and perception changing short pieces can be. When you leave the High-Wire Festival, you’ll be sure to say “Now this is theatre!”


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Boasting about blooms Kamloops has had a busy month when it comes to the city’s horticulture and landscaping. Not only did the city win the Large Population category for the 2013 International Challenge, it was also chosen to host the 2015 Communities in Bloom National Symposium and Awards. On October 26, the 19th Edition of the Communities in Bloom National and International Awards Ceremonies was held in Canada’s Capital Region, Ottawa-Gatineau, honouring municipalities across Canada, the United States, Asia and Europe. Kamloops competed against cities in South Korea, England and Canada in the 2013 International Challenge Large Population category. Kamloops was named the International Challenge (Large Category) winner! Special mention was given to the Kenna Cartwright Nature Park management. Kamloops also received a five Bloom rating. Kenna Cartright Nature Park is a very sensitive environment and hiking and biking trails take visitors safely though the more interesting and beautiful places around the City of Kamloops. Gay Pooler, general manger from the Kamloops Central Business Improvement Assocaition (KCBIA), is excited about this win for Kamloops. “For us it was pretty exciting to win. International category is hard one to win and it has taken a few years to get here. You don’t know

STEAMPUNK amidst the undead

The retrofuturistic world of steampunk came together with the shambling hordes of zombies for the 7th Kamloops Zombie Walk. The walking dead chugged along Victoria Street en masse on Saturday and treated the public to the frightfully awesome moves of their choreographed Thriller performances along the way.

what the level of competition is, if you haven’t been to those cities,” says Gay “We are not going to compete next year or in 2015. Other Cities want to come here; Kamloops has done well with six major awards in the last 12 years. A lot of other cities want to come here to see what we are doing. We hope to attract lots of people and set record numbers hopefully.” Following their evaluation of the community, volunteer judges Bob Ivison and Alain Capelle wrote: “The City of Kamloops is Canada’s Tournament Capital and to support this title and facilitate the sporting achievements the city has ensured that its sports fields are maintained to the highest standards.The facilities at McDonald Park and the new centre at Tournament Capital Ranch are exemplary and are a credit to the City. Other facilities in the city and at

the Tournament Capital Centre are superb with state of the art equipment and technological innovation. The City considers itself to be leaders in turf maintenance and this claim is hard to argue with. The wealth of turf management expertise supports the health of the community.” While attending this year’s awards in Ottawa, Mayor Peter Milobar and members from the Kamloops Communities in Bloom Committee learned they were successful in their bid to host the annual conference and prestigious awards ceremony where Kamloops has often been recognized.  As a long time participant and winner of several Communities in Bloom awards, Kamloops is seen as a leader in the program and deemed an excellent choice by the CIB National Association. Hosting the Communities in Bloom annual

Symposium and Awards will be an honor. The City of Kamloops believes strongly in this program, which has led to major beautification projects throughout the community.  The huge efforts of the Communities in Bloom Committee, residents, sponsors and City staff have resulted in many national and international awards,» states Peter Milobar, Mayor of Kamloops.  «We look forward to bringing city representatives from around the world to Kamloops to showcase our great city.» Communities in Bloom is a Canadian non-profit organization committed to fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility and beautification through community involvement. They also focus on the challenge of a national program, with special attention paid to the enhancement of green spaces in communities.

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Kamloops Legion Poppy campaign The time of year is upon us to remember those who have fought for our freedom. The Kamloops Legion has blanketed the city for the Annual Poppy Campaign. This campaign is the major source of funding for the Legion. First Vice President of the Kamloops Legion, Dave Warriner, is proud to be serving the veterans. “I have been involved in the legion for 35 years now as a military service man,” says Dave who retired as a Chief One Officer from the Canadian Army. “Knowing what the Legion does for veterans, I decide I could belong to that organization.” Dave supports the Poppy Campaign because of what it stands for. “It is the national fundraiser for Canada to raise funds we need to support our veterans, families and youth organizations,” comments Dave. This year the Legion originally ordered 100,000 little red poppies. They since have had to order an additional 20,000 more. These numbers are based on the population of Kamloops and each person

buying a poppy, plus adding 20 per cent to make sure there are enough. “Every business location in town, table sitters at the mall - south shore and north shore. We are blanketing the city,” says Dave about the distribution of the poppies. The Legion also sells various sized wreaths, which can be bought for $25 up to $75 depending on the size. Poppies go on sale every year from the last weekend of October to the 10th of November until midnight. “We are thankful for the Kamloops support, they are a much needed commodity. Most of the proceeds stay within the community they are raised in. This money supports veterans and youth programs, as well bursaries for post secondary students,” comments Dave. Lest we forget. Remember to pick up your poppy today from any local business or from the tables at the malls. Take part in this campaign to ensure that the memory and sacrifices of our war veterans are never forgotten. Ashley Demedeiros

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variety of songs on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 11am at the Heritage House, 100 Lorne St. FMI call Sharon at 250-579-9505. ■■ Free workshop presented by the Kamloops Duplicate Bridge Club on “Weak Two Bids” on Dec. 4 at Heritage House, 100 Lorne St. from 7 to 9pm. All welcome, partner not necessary. FMI contact Jim Thompson at or 250-571-1069. ■■ Indoor Farmers Market at Sahali Centre Mall, every Sat. until Dec. 21 from 10am to 2pm. Features meat products, farm produce, baking, arts, crafts and more.  New vendors welcome, if you “Bake It, Make It, Grow It”.  FMI contact Andy at 250577-3810, or ■■ Thrift Seller, 146 Victoria St. gives seniors 30 per cent off every Tues. The last Wed. and Sat. of every month is half price day (with some exceptions). Stop by for bargains and help us clear the racks! All proceeds to RIH.

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SCORPIO (Oct. 24 - Nov. 22) Your obviously unique way of doing things has caught the eye of someone in a higher position. Your best results will come through business trips. Don’t get talked into parting with your cash. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23 -Dec. 21) Don’t let siblings put pressure on you. Authority figures may be less than accommodating if you have done something deceitful. You may find yourself in an opportune position if you are willing to take a bit of a risk. Try to keep any mood swings under control. CAPRICORN (Dec 22.- Jan. 20) If you act with anger you may blow the relationship. You can have a great time if you go out with the one you love. Your personal partner may be less than willing to accommodate you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 -Feb. 19) Sudden changes will occur through communications with friends or in-laws. Minor accidents may occur if you don’t concentrate on what you’re doing. Self-improvement could bring amazing results. Put your efforts into physical fitness programs or competitive sports. PISCES (Feb. 20-Mar. 20) You will meet potential new mates through friends or relatives. You will tend to overeat this week. Money problems will be difficult to deal with if you have a partner. Opportunities will unfold. ARIES (Mar. 21- April 20) Don’t hesitate to enlist the aid of friends or family if you have a big project to finish in your domestic environment. You can make a difference if you offer your help at functions that involve children. Unexpected events may upset your routine. TAURUS (Apr. 21- May 21) Make changes that will heighten your appeal. Don’t evade issues or twist the truth around. Losses are evident. Your positive attitude and intellectual outlook will draw others to you. GEMINI (May 22-June 21) Pleasure trips or friendly get-togethers will be satisfying and intellectually stimulating. You will be a real chatterbox this week. You’ll need to exercise control. Look after financial transactions. CANCER (June 22-July 22) Be prepared to encounter new friendships that will provide you with valuable information. Be careful what you consume this week. Be sure to spend time helping children with projects that are too difficult for them to accomplish alone. Do not push your opinions. LEO (July 23-Aug 22) Be careful not to get involved in other people’s personal affairs. Your relationship appears to be stressed out and depleted. Uncertainties regarding relatives will make situations uncomfortable if you attend a family function. Look into alternate means of supporting your financial burdens. VIRGO (Aug. 23 -Sept. 23) Your energy will be high; however, if not channeled suitably, temper tantrums may erupt. Look for something entertaining to do. You’ve got that competitive edge. Don’t let other people meddle in your private affairs. Join a choir or a drama club. You may be considering moving to larger quarters. LIBRA (Sept. 24 -Oct. 23) Be tactful if you see flaws in someone else’s work. Property investments should payoff. Lend an ear to children; it can make a difference. Luck is with you, regardless of the financial venture.

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