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Not only are these events a thrill As I walked into Mr. Clare’s Grade 5/6 class at for the audience, it’s a treat for the RL Clemitson Elementary, the kids were just in performers as well. Allandra conthe midst of choosing who got to handcraft invitinues, “I’m grateful that TRU stutations to Mayor and Council for their upcomdents and alumni are being offered ing gallery show at Exposure Photography right these various opportunities within here in Downtown Kamloops. Excited, most of the Kamloops arts community. I the kids were eager to show off their art skills hope this city’s arts scene conand invite such notables in our community to a tinues to flourish so that we may project they have worked so hard on. keep getting these fabulous opporUnder the direction of Exposure Photography tunities to grow and learn.” partner, photographer and RLC parent Sara Roseanne Nelson, manager of Schreiner, the class has been planning, organizthe Kamloops Heritage Railway, is ing and producing their own gallery art show enthusiastic about the new Ghost complete with original artwork and charities of Train chapter; “this is not for the choice to give the proceeds to. faint of heart, even if you’ve been “We are donating the money we raise to JDRF on the Ghost Train before, you’ve and the school gym equipment fund,” explain never seen it like this.” the kids. “We have a sister and friend in the The train leaves at 7:00 pm school with Type 1 diabetes.” sharp and participants should The kids went on to explain diabetes and how arrive at the station for 6:00 pm it affects her life. They are all very aware of - continued on page 2 what it is and take turns adding more information from how Type 1 diabetes works to how The Kamloops Heritagedaily Railway Ghost will be sure to fill you with terror! it affects the students’ life and theTrain things that do and happen. 31? It’s quite to card Some of theTo Amateur Gallery Extravaganza Team by members. Can’t waitcan for October Wantincredible and oracle readers. avoid Artist of theatricality is being added see theirover level knowledge and dedication to disappointment, be sure to book a Allandra Barton, Krystine Lucas to skip to of Halloween ASAP? were all excited to contribute. They Majcher are paint-from They have 50 pieces of art from a wide varicharity such a young age.have to time slot well in advance. and Celine ThompHave aatcostume you just ing on their own time and donating the items ety of children, which will all be mounted and The whole project was ultimately inspiration The KHR’s friendliest fam- son Rivers University’s Actors wear more than once? Downtown for free.” displayed with care, five from each class. The that came to Exposure’s Sara, whose daughter Kamloops has got the market cor- ily event, the Trick or Treat Train, Workshop Theatre. Broken up Saturday, into groups, the kidsgreat all had a dif-for base price will be $30 for a piece with the fiwas starting a business. theat 3:00 neredkeen on allon kinds of creepy events Seeing runs on pm on With respect the origiferentpre-train component of the nal project they were re-has refreshed nance committee explaining they will increase drive and desire in her, she ghouls decided that it may29 with to thrill and delight all you October refreshscript, Allandra sponsible for. There is the logistics group who in value be something that all the kids in her class may ments courtesy of McDonalds and and revitalized the story line,depending on the cost of the materials and goblins! planned the gallery, sales who are responsible to mount beThe interested in doing. After working with Mr. Kamloops Heritage Rail- entertainment provided by Kam- updating and adding characters. and hang. forParties learning andwill doing The kids, who by the end of the project will Clare, the duohas hatched plan, which loops will ultiway (KHR) threea fabulous Princess andabout Erikall thethe pieces “There be sales creepy imagery at the show, finance who was in charge of prichave worked over two months, are hoping that mately come to fruition March 6 from 7:00 to offerings such as Beyond the Veil Magician. peppered throughout [the show] ing, the product team who secured and solicited everyone 9:00pm at the one night gallery and show that on Sunday, October 30 from 5:00 The Ghost Train will be dearly such as the sinister Headless will come out to see their show with art from their schoolmates, and marketing who 100 guests they all hope you will attend. to 8:00 pm. Come aboard the rail- departed from the Lorne Street Horseman, riding alongside the as their projection. has been doing a series of interviews, promotThis project is such a wonderful way to “We commissioned art from kids in our school way’s Funeral Parlour; glimpse station on October 21, 22, 27, 28 train. The audience can sit back ing and getting the word out about the upcomhave kids ages four to 13,” further explain the kids. “Once into your future with the mystic and 29. This event has been wildly and take in some good old fash- use their skills, gain new ones - continued on page 2 we them the money was going theyand ing aid told of one ofwhere four fortune-tellers popular thisshow. year, a new layer ioned Halloween horrors.”

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On Thursday, October 6 Kamloops RCMP held their annual Awards and Recognition Ceremony. This ceremony is an opportunity for the Detachment Commander, Supt. Brad Mueller, to acknowledge the police officers, support workers, volunteers and citizens who have made significant contributions to keeping Kamloops safe. Recognized this year were Cst. Todd Henderson and Cst. Alister Owens for assisting in subduing a man who was brandishing a hatchet; Cst. Joe Bayda and Cst. Derrick Gladdish for preventing a woman from jumping from the Overlander Bridge; Sgt. Darren Michels, Cpl. Cheryl Bush and Cst. Tyler Braun for the assistance they offered to Cpl. JR Michaud and his family after he was shot while on duty in December of 2014; Sgt. Bob Fogarty, Municipal Support Services manager Jodie MacDonald and Police Support Services supervisor Kevin Beeton for their combined effort in the completion of the North Shore Community Policing Office; Chaplan Lamont Schmidt on his retirement after serving for 15 years as the Chaplan of the Kamloops RCMP; and Ron Hatch on his retirement from conducting

Critical Incident Stress debrief- the Commanding Officer’s ings with Kamloops RCMP Commendation for Bravery members for the past nine years. for his actions in returning fire As well, Cst. Rob Welsman, on the suspect and then giving Cst. Richard Christy and Cst. first aid to Cpl. Michaud. In addition, Supt. Mueller Steve Marcil each received the St. John Life-Saving Certificate recognized numerous comfor their participation in assist- munity members who selfing Cpl. JR Michaud after he lessly performed extraordinary was shot while on duty. Cst. acts of bravery and social Steve Marcil also received acts of courage. David Retzer

and Donna Slater were recognized for offering assistance to victims of a motor vehicle collision that occurred after two suspects in a stolen car collided with them; and Christine Newton and Nicholas Beaver were commended for their courage and bravery in saving five people from drowning in the North Thompson River.

Standing: Ron Hatch, Cst. Tyler Braun, Cst. Steve Marcil, Cst. Joe Bayda, Cst. Derrick Gladdish, Sgt. Bob Fogarty, Sgt. Darren Michels, Cst. Todd Henderson, Cst. Richard Christy, Cst. Rob Welsman, Cpl. Cheryl Bush, Chaplain Lamont Schmidt, Police Support Services supervisor Kevin Beeton.Seated: David, Retzer, Christine Newton, Nicholas Beaver, Supt. Brad Mueller, Donna Slater, Municipal Support Services manager Jodie MacDonald.

Downtown oozes with fun Halloween events – continued from front to partake in some pre-train hot chocolate and goodies courtesy of Tim Hortons. There will be plenty of time for photo-ops and audience participation. Once on-board, witness an exorcism or even have one yourself! Visit the fortune-teller and Drake Smith’s funeral parlour. Of course, watch the story unfold amongst the living and the dead who haunt the ghost train. Call 250-374-2141 to book your appointment or refer to kamrail. com for ticket reservation information. As for payment options, there is PayPal on the website but you are welcome to stop by the office to pay with cash or debit. The Lorne Street office is open Monday to Friday from

10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Sakred Skin and Studio’s 5th Annual Haunted House is back and the organizers are taking things to the next level. They’ve officially moved to their new downtown location at 101-150 Victoria Street and the last order of business at their previous site is to host an event that promises to be “scarier than ever”! Owner Denise Leigh has always loved Halloween. The annual haunted house “started small, but has grown more and more with each year.” This event promises lots of twists and turns, darkness and deformity. Denise says, “We’ve gone to a dark place with this one.” It’s going to be a scream—and for such a good cause—the Kamloops Food Bank.

This year, they’ve partnered with pm and offers a wide variety of Five Oak Contracting to develop free family friendly family fun the dark and elaborate setting. that includes face painting, games, Denise is already planning for next crafts, healthy snacks and dancing. year with another downtown tattoo Costumes are encouraged and shop, Life Ink Tattoo. bring along some non-perishable The haunted house runs Friday, food donations for the Kamloops October 28 and Saturday, October Food Bank. Last year WCT helped 29 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. raise over $500 in food items. Terri Sakred Skin and Studio is also Runnalls, WCT’s education coorhosting a family-friendly haunted dinator promises that this good house on Saturday October 29 at time will benefit a great organiza3:00 pm. tion: “have fun by donating to a For more information, pop by the local cause. Everyone wins!” new location, call 250-828-1313 Check out their Facebook page or check out their Facebook page. for more information or call 250Western Canada Theatre (WCT) 372-3216. is hosting their 6th Annual FamWith so many frightful amounts ily Halloween Dance Party at the of fun options for this Halloween Pavilion Theatre, located at 1025 season; get out and get into the Lorne Street, on October 29. The spooky community spirit! event runs from 10:00 am to 12:00 Alicia Ashcroft, freelance


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Deb Kennedy addresses a packed room of supporters at the Friends of Deb fundraiser on Sunday, October 16. Following a devastating hit and run accident, the local running community has come together to offer a helpful hand. Breakfast was served at the Doubletree by Hilton following the walk/run.

New faces, same great team! You may have noticed some the Out of the Cold Program, new faces in the classic red to pass on to those who will uniforms – the next generation most need them this coming winter. of CAP Team is geared up and ready to go; now operating all You can get involved by year round! And right off the dropping off these items at bat, we have two fun events participating businesses and coming up: Ball Hockey with maybe even by turning down the Blazers and Storm and Turn the heat in your own home! You’ll save a few dollars in Down the Heat. The Kamloops Outdoor CAP comments utilities and more importantly, Skating and Hockey Associa- Jacob Rothenburger save the earth. tion dreams of a Riverside Park Last year, FortisBC in assothat features an outdoor skating and hock- ciation with Business Improvement Areas ey rink in the winter complete with music, of BC achieved the participation of 20 mood lighting and skate rental. Business Improvement Associations in But they need your support to make it various communities across BC and colhappen, so come on down to the park’s lected over 5000 sweaters. If we all work together during this week, basketball court on Saturday, October 22 between 12:00 and 2:00 pm for a pickup we hope we can help make a dent in BC’s game of ball hockey with the Kamloops energy footprint! Blazers and Kamloops Storm. Bring your Once again, the new CAP Team is thrilled own sticks and balls, or borrow one of ours. to be here and we are committed to helpLet the City know an outdoor rink is some- ing provide the best Downtown Kamloops experience we possibly can. If you see us thing you’d like to see! As if one great event weren’t enough, we out and about, don’t hesitate to come to us have another one right on its heels…and with questions, concerns, cooking tips or it’s very “cool.” possible locations of pirate treasure. That’s right! Turn Down the Heat Week Sincerely, is running from October 23 to 29. Jacob Rothenburger We’re asking downtown merchants to Customer Care and Patrol Team (CAP). literally “turn down the heat” inside their stores and offices! A few degrees can make The CAP Team is Downtown Kamloops’ all the difference! Ambassador program. Reach us at 250Participating businesses will also be 572-3008/3009 or the Information Kiosk accepting donations of gently used sweat- at 250-572-3017. Email capteam@kcbia. ers, gloves, hats, sleeping bags or anything com. Follow us on Facebook (downwarm for the Canadian Mental Health townkamloops) and Twitter (@downAssociation, including Emerald House and townkamloops) too!

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Chimera Theatre is holding auditions for its upcoming mainstage production Mockus by George M. Johnson, which will be running at the Pavilion Theatre February 8 to 11, 2017. Chimera Theatre are currently seeking actors and dancers of all ages for this production. Mockus is the thrilling tale based on true events of a mayor desperate to save his city and the clown who inspires him through a world of imagination. Featuring spectacular acrobatics and exhilarating music and dance, Mockus will transport audiences to the sublime world of the three-ring circus. Applicants are asked to email acting resume and headshot to andrew@chimeratheatre.com with the subject line “MOCKUS SUBMISSION.” Please highlight any dance experience or circus related special skills (juggling, mime, acrobatics, tumbling, etc.). Please advise Chimera Theatre of your availability for the audition dates and whether you would like to be considered for a dance/movement role. Only successful applicants will be contacted to arrange an audition. Chimera Theatre encourages submissions from diverse artists of all backgrounds, regardless of race, colour, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Audition dates are: November 5 and 6 and the deadline to submit is November 1 at 5:00 pm. More information can be found on our website: www.chimeratheatre. com/postings.


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As the case generally is with movNot familiar with the dance craze? ing house—it’s the biggest pain Why darling, it’s just a jump to the ever. Despite planning and weeks left and then a step to the right… The City of Kamloops invites of packing and organizing, it’s like I’ve been watching Rocky Horror interested non-profit organizations to submit applications for sinister little elves appear overnight since I was 13, it’s become a Halthe 2017 Social Planning Grants. to create mysterious piles in every loween tradition. Although, I must Kamloops City Council allocorner and cupboard. Furthermore, admit the older I get, the more discates $70,000 annually for local no matter how clean you’ve mainturbing I find this picture. This twistcommunity initiatives through tained your residence, it suddenly ed horror, sci-fi musical mash-up is the Social Planning Grants. The seems impossible to contain the dust not for the faint of heart. A young, Social Planning Grants are allobunnies and vague smudges on the newly engaged couple gets a fateful cated at the beginning of every wall. You wipe one small area on the flat tire on a rainy night in the middle PERFECTLY year after a thorough evaluation wall, which makes it gleaming white, of nowhere and stumble upon this FABULOUS process facilitated by staff on exposing the gray off the rest of castle. Naturally. There just happens Alicia Ashcroft recommendation by the Social the wall. to be a huge celebration that night in Planning Council. The number of Moving on Halloween adds an honour of the master’s new creation applications received each year from nonprofit agencies or societextra special element of madness to an already - a blonde, oiled Adonis named Rocky Horror. ies ranges from 15 to 25 applicaexasperating day. (Spoiler alert, Meatloaf shows up on a motortions. Of the funds available for My husband loaded the U-Haul while I cleaned. cycle, sings one song and then gets viciously allocation, $10,000 is specifically The radio was really rolling with the Halloween murdered by Dr. Frank N. Furter…a “sweet transdesignated to seniors initiatives. theme. Intermingled with Katy Perry, Ke$ha, vestite” from the planet Transsexual TransylvaApplications are considered on Taylor Swift and some rapper featuring Pitbull nia). It’s best not to think about it too much. It’s a an annual basis and are separate was “Thriller”, “Monster Mash”, Warren Zevon‘s tough go for ole Meatloaf—to go from saxophone from previous years. Submission “Werewolves of London” and the “Ghostbusters” drenched “Hot Patootie (Bless my Soul)”, to being of an application does not guarantheme song, which was played every hour on the stabbed to death by a pick axe…and later fed to tee funding support. hour. Generally, I listen to CBC2, but the Hal- the unknowing castle guests. 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Ken Farrar showed his work during the Kamloops Arts Council’s Art in the Dark event on Saturday, October 15. To look at these paintings in the normal lighting, one would never know the secret they hold when the lights are lowered. The paintings have rich vibrant colours that truly come to life when the lights go out. Using a blend of acrylic paint and phosphorescent minerals, the pigments will store the light energy, which they are exposed to during the day and slowly release this glowing energy during the night for up to twelve hours. Ken paints magical nighttime landscapes featuring the splendor of the Northern Lights, night skies and wildlife. To view his work, visit www.kenfarrar.ca.

Kamloops Arts Council offering initiatives this fall The Kamloops Arts Council (KAC) is offering three initiatives this fall that support local artists and two of them are brand-new. On Thursday, October 27 is Making a Living in the Arts: Music, featuring award-winning alternative band Van Damsel and musicians Jamesby (singer/guitarist), Naomi Cloutier (classical harpist) and Caitlin Goulet (vocalist, rock/ pop). Moderated by musician, Bassment co-owner and KAC vice president David Olds, the panel brings together musicians of different genres to discuss what success means to them. The discussion will be followed by a Q&A session. The event takes place at 7:00 pm (doors at 6:30) at 204 - 450 Lansdowne Street in Lansdowne Village. It’s free for KAC members, $5 for non-members. Seating is limited, so pre-registration is recommended at kamloopsarts.ca. The panel is being held at the Kamloops Arts Council’s new streetlevel space at Lansdowne Village. While the KAC’s core operations are still in the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre, the organization is making use of the new Lansdowne space as well and is offering the 1900 sq ft

unit to individual and group members for use for rehearsals, studio time, exhibitions, meetings, performances and workshops. “We are so pleased to be able to offer this space to local artists,” says Kathy Sinclair, KAC executive director. “We’ve been hearing a lot from our members that more space is needed. This really opens things up and we applaud Lansdowne Village’s vision for the arts in our community.” So far, the KAC at Lansdowne Village has been used for rehearsals by WCT’s Stage One Theatre School, Kamloops Power Choir practices, a stage management workshop by Chimera Theatre and an AGM. It can be booked by emailing admin@kamloopsarts.ca or calling 250-372-7323. (Lansdowne Village also provided space for the KAC’s recent fundraiser, Art in the Dark.) Finally, local artists and arts groups are reminded that the next deadline for KAC Grants is Tuesday, November 1. Grants to a maximum of $1,000 may be awarded to artists and arts groups twice each year. You must be or sign up as a KAC member to apply. Download the application form at kamloopsarts.ca.


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How high will he go A kangaroo kept getting out of his enclosure at the zoo. Knowing that he could hop high, the zoo officials put up a tenfoot fence. He was out the next morning, just sauntering around the zoo. A twentyfoot fence was put up. Again he got out. When the fence was forty feet high, a

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Fourth Annual High-Wire Festival takes you to the streets Out of the theatre and onto the streets, Western Canada Theatre’s (WCT) Secret City is a unique audio adventure around downtown Kamloops. A podcast, a play and a personal confession all rolled into one, this is part of WCT’s 4th Annual High-Wire Festival. Secret City invites you to discover the secret, personal history of your city! For Secret City, each audience member will pick up an audio device and embark on a unique and personal experience, presented by podcasts that are connected to specific locations in the downtown core. Based on true, intriguing stories shared by Kamloops residents, the six ten-minute audio plays were created by six local theatre artists: Alicia Ashcroft, Andrew G. Cooper, Cayman Duncan, Devon More Music, Laura Michele Evans and Matt Macintosh. Conceived and curated by Heather Cant, associate artistic director, WCT. Heather says, “When I moved back to Kamloops, I realized how many memories I had that were connected to this place and that other people must have them too. What is just another park bench to me may hold significant importance to someone else. Secret City attempts to unveil and share those deeper, personal memories, so we can all look on Kamloops

through fresh eyes.” Beginning and ending at the Red Collar Brewing Co., 355 Lansdowne Street, the show loops around downtown Kamloops. Although designed as a walking tour, the route is mobility aid accessible, with audio transcripts also available for the hard of hearing. Drop in to the Red Collar to pick up your audio device any time between 11:00 am and 7:00 pm on

Saturday, October 22 and between 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm on Sunday, October 23. Departures are every 15 minutes and Secret City is expected to take about 90 minutes. Admission is by donation and reservations are recommended. Reservations may be made by contacting Heather Cant at 250-372-3216 ext 529 or heather@wctlive.ca. Recommended for ages 14 and

older and minors accompanied by a parent or guardian may be admitted to Red Collar. There will also be a special edition of WCT’s Playback Series at 7:00 pm on October 23 at Red Collar for audience members to come and meet the artists behind Secret City and share their experience. Put on some headphones and see Kamloops as never before!

On October 20 Interior Savings employees are rolling up their sleeves to lend a hand in their community and the Credit Union is offering up cash for others who’d like to get in on this act of local good. This mass volunteering effort marks the third annual Interior Savings’ Day of Difference and will include over 500 employees in 14 communities across the Interior of BC. Interior Savings’ Day of Difference coincides with International Credit Union Day, an annual event commemorating the credit union movement’s impact and achievements globally, nationally and in local communities – all made possible by the support of its’ members. Here at home, branches will open up at 9:30 am with treats and gifts

for members. Then, at 2:00 pm, Interior Savings will close its doors a little early and employees from Osoyoos to Clearwater will lend a helping hand to those community organizations that work tirelessly for the benefit of others. The Kamloops team will be doing yard maintenance at the Kamloops Therapeutic Riding Association and the Garden Gate Open Door Group. They’ll also be helping the BC Wildlife Park prepare for upcoming events, assembling food kits for the Kamloops Food Bank and assisting Literacy in Kamloops with their Bright Red Bookshelf program. In an added twist, Interior Savings is launching their $10,000 Local Give. Members and local residents will have the opportunity to share what good they would do

with $100. The first 100 qualified applicants will receive the cash to make their good idea happen. “It could be buying coffees for strangers, donating to the local food bank or creating a care box for someone in need – the possibilities are endless,” says Interior Savings CEO Kathy Conway. “As a cooperative, we know the power that comes from a community working together. Our Day of Difference is not only an opportunity to lend a hand to those helping to make our communities strong, but also to celebrate what it means to be local. We’re hoping to inspire a wave of local good and can’t wait to see the difference individuals will make.” Beginning on October 20, go to www.localgive.eventbrite.ca to share what local good you could do with $100.

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Baskets, dinners and dances, perogies and more! ■■ Win Women’s Entrepreneur Conference Tickets! Must be a female entrepreneur. Write a brief description why you should win and send to Julie_joh@hotmail.com by Oct. 21 at 5pm. $400 value. Two winners will be chosen. ■■“A Tisket A Tasket, a Pine Needle Basket” by June Benesh for the month of Oct. at the Old Courthouse Gallery, 7 W Seymour St. Intricate stitching, many shapes and sizes, lidded and open vessels with colour and natural materials added make this a must see exhibition. Open 10am to 5pm Tues to Fri, 10am to 4pm Sat. Free parking, handicap accessible. FMI visit: kamloopscourthousegallery.ca. ■■ Equestrian Views by September Kuromi until Oct. 29 at the Kamloops Arts Council Main Gallery, 7 W Seymour St. A collection of equestrian sport renditions through art. Gallery hours: 10am to 5pm Tues to Fri, 10am to 4pm Sat. FMI visit: www.kamloopsarts.ca. ■■ Storyoga Weekend Workshop on Oct. 22 and 23 from 9am to 4pm at Yoga Loft, 201-409 Seymour St. Fun, comprehensive kids yoga training! To register or FMI contact info@youryogaloft.com. ■■ TVASC Dinner and Dance on Oct. 22 at Kamloops Curling Club, 700 Victoria St. Cocktails at 5:30pm, dinner at 6:30pm and dance from 8pm to 12am. Tickets must be purchased by Oct. 18 by calling Francoise at 778-220-8010, Zonia at 250-372-0091 or Norma at 250299-7221. ■■ Merival on Oct. 22 from 7 to 9pm at The Art We Are, 246 Victoria St. Admission at the door. ■■ Kamloops Garden Club meeting on Oct. 26 at 7pm at Heritage

House, 100 Lorne St. Don’t know what to do with all those vegetables in your garden? Guest speaker is from Community Gardens and will do a course on canning and pickling. ■■ Kamloops Family History Society meeting on Oct. 27 from 7 to 9pm at Heritage House, 100 Lorne St. If you are interested in genealogy, come join us. All are welcome. FMI call Connie at 250-852-3218. ■■ Pema Chodron: “The Heart of the Matter” How to Live with Compassion and Courage, a 7 week online course starting Nov. 2 from 6:30 to 9:00pm. Pre-registration and FMI call 250-318-6257 after 6pm. ■■ Kamloops Old Time Fiddlers Dance on Nov. 5 from 7:30 to 10pm at Heritage House, 100 Lorne St. Everyone welcome. Admission at the door. FMI call 250-376-2330. ■■ Sean McCann of Great Big Sea on Nov. 12 at Kamloops Coast Hotel and Convention Centre. Tickets available at seanmccannsings.com. ■■ Perogys and Cabbage Roll Orders are available through the Ukrainian Catholic Church Ladies League, In the gallery - The Hampton Gallery was abuzz recently as the 109 Tranquille Rd. by calling Adele Under Sun and Stars exhibit opened. Featured artists include (L-R) Steve 250-554-3107, Mary 250-376-8934 Coffey, Jane Armstrong and Peter Stuhlmann. The exhibit runs through or Fr. Pavlo Myts 250-376-3690. to October 28. ■■ Society for Creative Anachronism - Shire of Ramsgaard weekly by 146 Victoria St. or call 250-374-0487. music, dance or just listen and socialpractice/gathering on Mondays at ■■ High Country Achievers Toast- ize, new members are always wel7pm at Stage House Theatre, 422 masters Club meet on Thursdays come. FMI call 250-376-2330. Tranquille Rd. FMI call Raynagh at at 6:45pm at Desert Gardens, 540 ■■ Bottle fundraiser for ChilSeymour St. Learn how Toastmas- dren’s Circle Daycare Society. Drop 250-376-6676. ■■ Drink and Draw on second ters can provide you with the skills off your empty bottles to General Wed. of each month from 6 to 8pm of communication and leadership Grants, 1395B Battle St. No clutter, at Red Collar Brewing, 355 Lansd- to help you in achieving your goals. or fuss for you. Drop them off in the owne St. Minors welcome with an Refreshments provided. FMI or bag and let them know they are for adult. Free event. Supplies provided. to RSVP contact Lesley at 250- the society. ■■ Open Mic Night the first 374-8225. FMI call 250-377-2400. ■■ Volunteers Needed at the RIH ■■ The Kamloops Old Time Fid- and third Thurs. of the month from Thrift Seller. Put your great customer dlers fall activities are starting up. 9pm to 12am at the Central Station service skills to a good cause. FMI stop Whether you like to learn and play Pub. Free.

ADVERTISING CONSULTANT WANTED We are looking for an experienced sales consultant to work with our tight-knit team at the Downtown and North Shore Echo newspapers. We have to admit though that we’re more interested in finding the right personality fit, so aptitude and enthusiasm are the most important qualities! The gig entails working with clients to implement effective advertising campaigns - this starts with the sale, continues to getting ad copy, proofing ad with client and then follow up after the sale. Also includes: organization of systems and billing clients. Basic computer skills are a must. The hours are flexible the work atmosphere is fun! Submit resume to: #1 - 219 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 2A1 Email: echo7@shawcable.com or Fax: 250-374-3247


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echo stargazer Dear Libra (Sept. 24 - Oct. 23) Watch your waistline and watch your words. Off the cuff comments could cause a lasting rift. Tread lightly at home. Dear Scorpio: (Oct. 24 - Nov. 22) Money is about to get a boost but that’s no reason to break open the bank and party. Stay behind the scenes and watch your words. Even when you’re being nice you still sting. Dear Sagittarius: (Nov. 23 -Dec. 21) Love is on your mind and friends are here to help but money has you questioning how much fun you can afford. Get out and be social. You’ll have ample time to stay at home when the snow arrives. Dear Capricorn: (Dec. 22 - Jan. 20) More than any other sign you have to be careful this week. The astro-conflict is going to hit close to home. If you’ve been thinking of a change then take charge and control your own destiny. Dear Aquarius: (Jan. 21 - Feb. 19) Someone from your past, or a hidden enemy, steps up to throw a monkey wrench into your plans. It’s not too late to make peace but you have to ask yourself what’s best for you. Love is waiting with a friend. Dear Pisces: (Feb. 20 - Mar. 20) Although joint finances continue to grow in spectacular fashion, your social network takes a hit. Unhappy and potentially jealous friends make their feelings known. Your destiny is up to you. Dear Aries: (Mar. 21 - April 20) Change is coming to your public image so be prepared because it can go either way. Toes are going to be bumped and you might be in a public fight. Carry yourself with grace and look for win/win solutions. Dear Taurus: (Apr. 21 - May 21) You’ll be feeling like padding your personal bank accounts but it’s joint finances that have the astro green light. Business opportunities continue to grow but so does general busy-work. News from afar rocks the boat. Dear Gemini: (May 22 - June 21) Saturn is still casting a sober light on your relationships but Venus is finally joining the dance and with it she’s bringing new admirers and a new chance for the happily forever after you’ve been waiting for. Say hello to strangers. Dear Cancer: (June 22 - July 22) Watch for fights with your dearest. Something you say or do could trigger a major split. You don’t have to jump ship just because the water gets rough. Dear Leo: (July 23 - Aug 22) Watch for accidents while driving! There is a major conflict in the stars and it falls in your astro-sector of health, work and daily chores. Be careful. Dear Virgo: (Aug. 23 - Sept. 23) Money is super strong and problems at home suddenly transform into hidden opportunities. Children and creative projects on the other hand take a major astrological hit. Be prepared for a backlash.

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