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Festival of fear and fake flesh is bloody good Darryl John, producer of the Fake Flesh Film Fest, shows a bit from Night of the Ooze, one of the local films that will be playing at the festival.

Wear your big-kid pants and get ready to scream like a little girl. If you enjoy an unhealthy dose of torture, pain and insanity then this is the Halloween event for you! A special night of terror is being programmed and run by a dedicated hardcore, Darryl John, who has only one mission… to scare the living daylights out of you! Enthusiastic filmmakers and fans of gore will be screaming with delight in anticipation of a deadly feast of approximately 20 short horror films, seven of them locally filmed, scheduled to be unleashed on October 28. Showtimes are 7:00pm and 9:30pm. A dark cloud will creep over Kamloops as Darryl’s Fake Flesh Film Festival showcases new breeds of inde-

pendent films swimming in fake blood and guts. The Paramount Theatre will become the gathering place for local devotees of genre fare. As a filmmaker, Darryl has always had a taste for the darker theatrical experiences. He submitted a film to a festival in Whistler three years ago and hasn’t looked back, except to look over his should to see what’s sneaking up behind him. “There will be a lot of blood and appendages being ripped off. Local filmmakers are stoked to be doing this,” Darryl reveals. Darryl too, will present his newest full-sensory onslaught. In Night of the Rolling Dead, look for lovely but lethal local derby girls to invade the silver screen as zombies. The flick features both the Tournament City Derby Dolls and the Penticton Pistoleras. Among the diverse lineup is, Night of the Ooze by Corey Rajala, a 14-minute feature production filmed on location in Kamloops. One of the shorts being screened was produced in Spain and has been shown at over 60 other dark film festivals. Representing la belle province of Quebec are two additional adrenaline-dripping shorts with English sub-titles.

The audience can expect to witness special effects from both ends of the dark spectrum as the submissions incorporate everything from homemade gore to computer animation. The twisted poster child for the Fake Film Fest is a charming vampire created by local artist Phil Ryan. Prints will be on sale at the event so everyone can take a little piece of doom home with them. Spoil yourself with this treat to die for. What a fun conversation piece! Comedian Dan Jakes will host this frightfully freakish evening and movie-goers are encouraged to dress up in their insanely creepy best for a shot at a $150 prize. Devotees can swallow the fear that wells up inside and continue to mingle at an after party at Carlos O’Bryans. At the end of it all, your stomach will be twisted into a bunch of unrecognizable nerves. With a scream around every corner, it will be tough to find a better Halloween event for grown-ups anywhere! Fake Flesh Film Fest tickets are on sale at Mountain High Pizza, 314 Victoria Street. The carnage with extra cheese is guaranteed fresh and hot. Jody Tippett


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Prepare for winter driving With cold roads and winter driving condition approaching, the RCMP are reminding motorists that they must reduce their speed and adjust their driving habits to accommodate the prevailing road and weather conditions. In addition to reducing speed, extra distance must be left between vehicles to allow for the longer stopping distance required on wet or slippery surfaces. RCMP patrol officers investigating a ten car collision that took place on the Overlander Bridge last Saturday reported that slippery road conditions combined with drivers who were following to close in traffic and not reducing their speed relative to the prevailing conditions triggered the collision. There was a mixture of rain and snow falling at the time contributing to the slippery roads. The minor nature of the injures was reflected in the finding that all four people were wearing seat belts at the time and were subsequently treated and released.

Ranch lingers with ghosts of the past If you are looking for something out of the ordinary this Halloween, you may want to head out to the O’Keefe Ranch on Saturday, October 27 for the second annual Paranormal Halloween to do some ghost hunting with The Canadian Paranormal Society (TCPS). TCPS was founded by Glen Ferguson, an ex-Special Forces and Desert Storm Veteran. He was exposed to the paranormal at an early age by his mother, who was a medium. He now scours the country looking for paranormal activity with the use of such equipment as infrared video cameras, electromagnetic field detectors, laser temperature gauges, thermal imaging units and full spectrum cameras. Glen teamed up with the O’Keefe Ranch last year for a special Halloween investigation. Members of his team were set up in various buildings throughout the ranch to teach visitors about the different equipment they use on investigations and participants were invited to use the equipment and see if they could discover any paranormal activity which accord-

ing to people that work at the ranch there have been a number of unexplained occurrences over the years. The Historic O’Keefe Ranch is exactly as old as Canada and rich with history – exactly the type of place for lingering ghosts of the past. It was founded in 1867 by Cornelius O’Keefe, who was born near Ottawa in 1838 of Irish immigrant parents. The eldest son of his six children, Faber, died of spinal meningitis at the tender age of six and a half. He is believed to haunt the mansion particularly around the doll room where he died. Check out the festivities at the O’Keefe Ranch. For more information visit their website at okeeferanch.ca and for more information about TCPS visit their website at canadianparanormalsociety. com. Teresa the Traveler is the author of Where to Go and How to Get There – a guide to the off the beaten path sites in the Interior of BC. To learn about interesting places to visit in our area, visit WhereToGo AndHowToGetThere.com. Teresa Cline, freelance

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treasured cookbooks The new temporary exhibit at the Kamloops Museum and Archives, Tried, Tested and Proved: Cookbooks, Family and Traditions, is a local, home grown collection of recipes, organic and deliciously presented until February. Museum hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 9:30am to 4:30pm.

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Museum Curator, Dennis Oomen, (right) with his mother’s cookbook from The Netherlands. One particular book on display (right) is 300 years old! It’s an heirloom recipe book owned by Enid Damer, who was quite involved with the exhibit until her recent passing.

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Guest conductor for Kamloops Symphony A first for the Kamloops Symphony in more than two decades, Music Director and Conductor Bruce Dunn is passing the bat on to guest conductor Martin MacDonald to lead the orchestra for Affairs of the Heart on Saturday, October 27 at 7:30pm in Sagebrush Theatre. Since November of 1990, Bruce has conducted every performance of the Kamloops Symphony, leading the organization to its current status as one of the most successful small professional orchestras in the country. Bruce will, of

course, continue to conduct most of the Kamloops Symphony’s performances while taking a little more time to pursue other interests this year. Martin recently concluded his three-year term as Resident Conductor of Symphony Nova Scotia, where he conducted over 100 performances of classi-

cal, ballet, pops, and educational programming; led the orchestra on tours; and covered all concerts and repertoire. Several performances were broadcast on CBC. Program information is available at kamloopssymphony.com. Tickets can be purchased through Kamloops Live! 250-3745483 or at the door.

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A sold-out crowd of 385 attended the 2012 Business Excellence Awards. Kamloops Chamber of Commerce and TD Bank presented 17 star awards. Nominations were received from Kamloops citizens for 168 local businesses among 244 nominations received. The full list of winners is listed at kamloopschamber.ca.

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Opportunities for local artists to showcase their talent Games People Play TRU World is putting out a call for submissions for an exhibition in the TRU Gallery that will be part of the International Week from February 4 to the 8, 2013. The theme for the exhibition will be Games People Play. Artists are encouraged to submit paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures or videos concerning the games people play. Work will be exhibited along side traditional games people play from around the world. The submission deadline is December 14. Up to 10 images of work, perhaps not currently completed but sketches or written intent of proposed work, can be made on either hard copy (slides and paper), or digital copy (CD/DVD). Submissions should include a curriculum vitae, an expression of interest and an artist statement. Some equipment is available for exhibition of video works. You can drop your submission/proposal off to Arnica Artist Run Centre, in the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre at the corner of Seymour Street West and First Avenue. For more information contact Tricia Sellmer at 250.573.0059 or psellmer@telus.net. Prepare to be judged Mark your calendars! The Kamloops Arts Council will be

At last year’s Juried Art Show, over 150 pieces were displayed that demonstrated the range of incredible talent in Kamloops.

hosting their 2013 Juried Art Show on February 16 to 24. This anticipated exhibition is held in the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre at the corner of Seymour St W. and First

Ave. Opening Night is February 15, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm and is open to the public. The Kamloops Arts Council encourages, supports and promotes local artists of all kinds. Their annual Juried Art Show provides local emerging and amateur artists with constructive criticism and visibility, as well as a chance to build their resume and compete with their peers. The exhibit showcases all mediums; all submissions will be displayed in the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre for the duration of the show. Artists interested in participating are required to have their entry form and fees in by Saturday, January 26, 2013. Submission drop-off is February 5 to 9. Due to space limitations, there is a maximum of two entries per artist. Awards of $300, $200 and $100 are given for first, second and third place as well as a people’s choice award of $50 and acknowledgement of Honourable Mentions. Watch for more details at kamloopsarts.com.

Have a Spooky Skate this weekend! This Halloween, get out and take in some free family fun with the Fabulously Freaky Halloween Event at the Memorial Arena, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on Sunday, October 28. Wear your best costume and enter to win some great prizes! For information on events and schedules, visit www.kamloops.ca/arenas.


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New Hawaiian Massage and Life Coaching Services in Kamloops There is a new opportunity in Kamloops to create better health and wellness in your life. Kathy Richins has joined four other practitioners at The Bodymind Centre, (a Registered Physiotherapist, Hakomi counselor, Certified Rolfer and a Feldenkrais practitioner) and is now offering Hawaiian massage in addition to personal and business life coaching. Born in Hawaii, Kathy is completing her certification for Mana Lomi Massage. Mana Lomi is a form of Lomilomi massage and Kathy is finding that her clients enjoy the ancient Hawaiian healing art with its rhythmic dance-like movements and bone deep, yet gentle and relaxing body massage. “It’s another way I can help to create more balance, relaxation and wellness for my clients, as well as share a little of a culture that is important to me,” says Kathy. Kathy has a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and taught for over twenty years, including small group instruction at universities throughout Australia and New Zealand. She has also worked for various government organizations and managed a non-profit organization assisting individuals with disabilities. Kathy found a new passion though, when she worked as a life coach with individuals with diabetes and chronic illnesses from 2007 to 2009 on a large grant project at the University of Hawaii (visit manoa.hawaii.edu/livehealthy). After moving to Kamloops in late 2009, Kathy became an International Coaching Federation (ICF) Certified Life Coach and started Find Strength in Action Life Coaching. The life coaching field is growing rapidly and many large organizations in Vancouver

and throughout the world hire life coaches to work with their managers and employees to move more quickly toward achieving both personal and work goals. The leading global coaching organization, ICF, has over 19,000 members, and defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. Kathy’s primary interests are in working with people to increase their health and wellness and create more balance in their lives. In addition to working with people with chronic illnesses, Kathy enjoys assisting clients with life changes and career decisions, and has worked with many teachers, university employees and individuals caring for people with special needs. Kathy says her favorite part of the job is “celebrating my clients’ accomplishments and seeing the smiles on their faces as they move forward toward healthier and happier lives.” Social science

research shows that setting goals and receiving even minimal support radically increases the chances for an individual’s successes in life. Body-mind techniques can be helpful for many conditions because they encourage relaxation, improve coping skills and reduce tension and pain. Kathy sees her new training in Mana Lomi massage as an exciting way to create greater body-mind health and wellness. To find out more, visit findstrengthinaction.com and call Kathy at 250-574-7521 to book an appointment at The Bodymind Centre, 635 Victoria Street, Room 205. Kathy is offering half price specials for first appointments in either life coaching or Hawaiian massage during the months of October and November. Byline

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The Ugly Canadian in the spotlight The Council of Canadians is Canada’s largest citizens’ organization, unites people from coastto-coast to take action for a better Canada and a better world. The Kamloops volunteer chapter will be hosting a book tour and talk for Yves Engler’s, The Ugly Canadian: Stephen Harper’s Foreign Policy, will be hosted at The Smorgasbord Deli, 2257th Avenue, on November 5 at 7:00pm. Before the talk, a pot luck supper, also at the Deli, will begin at 5:30pm. For more information contact Anita Strong 250-377-0055. The Council of Canadians aims to develop creative campaigns

that put some of the country’s most important issues in the spotlight. They promote progressive policies regarding trade and climate justice, protection of water, public health care and democracy, and speak out on other issues of social and economic concern. The organization does not accept money from corporations or governments and is sustained entirely by the volunteer energy and generous financial assistance of its members. The Council of Canadians meets at 5:30 PM on the second Wednesday of every month at the Smorgasbord Deli. Visit canadians.org to find out more.

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Three community experiences that are worth looking into Bicentennial Christmastown Parade - Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association would like to invite you to join in the biggest outdoor celebration of the winter season. Welcome Santa to the city with your decorated floats, bands, groups, congregations, businesses, organizations to delight our area children and families. The parade’s theme is Kamloops Bicentennial and will take place November 24. The deadline is November 5 or a count of 75 entries, whichever is sooner. Interested? Fill out the application form at christmastown.ca.

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West 49 Coats for Kids campaign runs through to November 21. Coat collection barrels will be placed in West 49’s Aberdeen Mall location. Everyone who brings in a clean, insulated gently used winter coat will receive $25 off any winter jacket. Donated jackets will then be given to various youth shelters and charities across the country. What is unique about this campaign is that each store has partnered with a local charity – so people in the community benefit from this program. Time to donate kids coats and spread the warmth. For more info visit coatsforkids.west49.com

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It’s an exciting season for Ballet Kelowna who are celebrating their 10th Anniversary season with a seven-city tour that includes Kamloops. This anniversary performance presents a program of contrasts and collaborations: good versus evil. Swan Lake’s White Swan and Black Swan pas de deux is a battle of ballerina egos originally conceived from Russian folk tales about Odette, a princess turned into a swan by an

evil sorcerer’s curse. Ballet Kelowna’s artistic director David LaHay has assembled an amazing collection of dances for the fall performance that celebrate the traditional, take a slice from history but always recognizing the modern twist that young dancers bring to the performance. Ballet Kelowna will be at the Sagebrush Theatre on November 4 at 7:30pm. Tickets and more information about Ballet Kelowna is available at balletkelowna.ca

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The broad pallet of musical elements can be used as one of the greatest expression of love’s nature, from the most gentle to the most intense. Tomas Bijok and Daniela O’Fee invite you to indulge in the music of love through the exquisite art songs of Faure, Schubert and Martinu culminating with passionate arias from Puccini’s Tosca and Il Tabarro. Tomas and Daniela first collaborated in 2009 with their recital “Folk, Dance and Romance” which raised over $1000 in student

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Let All Hallows Eve magic commence ■■ Kamloops Writer’s Fair on Nov. 2 and 3 at the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre, 7 West Symour St. Registration deadline on Oct. 26. FMI contact the Kamloops Arts Council at 250-372-7323. ■■ TRU Sports Task Force Fundraising Night on Oct. 26 beginning at 6:30pm at TRU gymnasium. Register online at www.tru.ca/ athletics/community/vegas. ■■ Grasslands Paintings by Vaughn Butland on Oct. 25 at 6 to 8pm, Oct. 26, 27 from 10am to 6pm at St. Andrews on the Square, 159 Seymour St. FMI contact 604-364-3576 or amber.cowie@bcgrasslands.org. ■■ Boo at the Zoo on Oct. 26, 27, 28 from 5 to 9pm at BC Wildlife Park. Lots of spooky and fun activities for the whole family. FMI contact 250-573-3242 ext 226. ■■ The Art We Are, 246 Victoria St. 250828-7998. Joe’s Orbit Oct. 27 at 8pm. ■■ 7th Annual Zombie Walk on Oct. 27 from 2 to 3:30pm in Downtown Kamloops. FMI contact Bonnie at 778-220-4849 ■■ Annual Fall Tea and Sale hosted by Mt. Paul United Church Women, Sensational Soups and ICS Community Kitchens on Oct. 27 from 2 to 3:30pm at 140 Laburnum St. ■■ Kamloops Stamp Show and Auction on Oct. 27 from 10am to 3pm at the Calvary Community Church, 1205 Rogers Way. FMI

contact 250-314-1021 or ingruss@telus.net. ■■ Back to Black Fundraiser Banquet on Oct. 27 at 6pm at the Grand Hall TRU, 900 McGill Rd. FMI or tickets contact 250-372-9898. ■■ Sakred Skin Haunted House, 320 Victoria St. on Oct. 28 from 12 to 5pm for family fun and a scarier adult haunted house beginning at 8pm. Entry by donation or Food Bank item. ■■ CFBX 5th Annual Record Fair on Oct. 28 at Sahali Centre Mall. Kamloops one-day record store! FMI and table cost contact CFBX at 250-377-3988, email to radio@tru.ca. ■■ Fake Flesh Film Festival on Oct 28 shows at 7pm and 9:30pm at the Paramount Theatre, 503 Victoria St. Tickets available at Mountain High Pizza, 314 Victoria St. ■■ Halloween Harvest Open House on Oct. 28 from 4 to 6pm at The Stagehouse Theatre, 422 Tranquille Rd. A fun family event. Costumes are encouraged! ■■ Monster Mash Lash Bash Halloween customer appreciation event on Oct. 29 from 3 to 7pm at Sugar & Spice Beauty Bar, 433 A Lansdowne St. Everyone encouraged to bring an item to donate to the Elizabeth Fry Society. FMI contact 250-851-1719. ■■ Anti-Bullying Forum at Henry Grube Education Centre, 245 Kitchener Cres. Oct. 29 at 7pm. All community members invited. RSVP to Rebecca at rebecca@kamloopsdish-

society.org or call 250-852-1575. Contributions toward venue costs are welcome. ■■ House Concert Series featuring My Sweet Patootie on Oct. 30 at 7:30pm at 4664 Spurraway Rd. Tickets available at Erwin’s Fine Baking, 369 St. Paul St. FMI contact Shawn at 250-682-6679. ■■ The Kamloops Film Society’s Fall Film Series at the Paramount Theatre, 5th and Victoria. Cosmopolis on Nov. 1 at 7pm. Tickets and memberships available at Moviemart or at the door. FMI visit kamloopsfilmsociety.ca ■■ Kamloops Happy Choristers invites new members age 55 and over to join for fun, singing, harmony and a variety of songs under the direction of Mary Jackson. Wednesdays from 9:30 to 11am at the Heritage House, 100 Lorne St. FMI call Sharon at 250-579-9505. ■■ Kamloops Stroke Recovery Group invites people who have suffered a stroke and their caregivers to their meetings the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Thursday of the month from 10:30am1pm, To confirm meeting dates, location and FMI call 250-320-1348. ■■ 55 Plus Seniors’ Fellowship - Gatherings held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 10:30am, September to May in the lower auditorium of First Baptist Church. FMI call Allen at 376-1607.

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Your Horoscope SCORPIO (Oct 24-Nov 22)  You will be able to work with fine detail this week. Romance will develop if you get involved in social events that deal with children. This is a great day for a family outing or just a drive. Opportunities to make money may interfere with your personal plans. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23-Dec 21)  They may cost you dearly. Entertain in your home and make aesthetic enhancements that will please those who reside with you. You can mesmerize anyone you meet with your cultured attitude and outlook. Keep tabs on your spending. CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 20)  You may be able to impart knowledge that’s innovative to those searching for a new angle. You can make or break your personal relationship this week. Compromise may be necessary. Your tendency to take on too much will end in fatigue. AQUARIUS (Jan 21-Feb 19)  Your passionate mood will be well received by your mate. You could experience delays in shipments or mail, and should be careful while traveling. Sudden romantic encounters will set your head spinning. Relax and enjoy what you’ve accomplished. PISCES (Feb 20-Mar 20)  Do your own thing. Take the time to help old friends or relatives who have had a stroke of bad luck. You have more than enough on your plate already. Opportunities will come through long term investments. ARIES (Mar 21-April 20)  Do not expect too much from others. Organize your day to avoid any setbacks that might ignite temper flare-ups. You may be likely to have difficulties with females. You may want to get involved in some kind of creative group. TAURUS (Apr 21-May 21)  Your tendency to vacillate will drive everyone crazy. Enlist the aid of family members and consider the feelings of your mate. A lot has changed and so have you. GEMINI (May 22-June 21)  You may have a problem with someone you live with if you don’t include them in your gathering. Overindulgence could lead to problems with digestion. You will be overly sensitive when dealing with your personal life. Brunch, a long walk, or a quiet dinFull service ner will secure your position in the relationship. hair studio with CANCER (June 22-July 22)  Your creative input will be appreciated by an intimate your boss. Be prudent and don’t be led down the garden path. Your passalon sionate nature may make you jealous if your matesetting has been too busy to take care of your needs. LEO (July 23-Aug 22)  Don’t let your partner put you down. Concen#1-550combined Lornewith Street trate on yourself or your work. Exhaustion overindulgence could result in minor health problems. Your temper could get the better of you if you confront personal situations. VIRGO (Aug 23-Sept 23)  Make changes in your domestic scene. Take the initiative and go after your goals. You are best to work at home, clearOPEN TUES & SAT 10am-5pm ing up overdue projects. You can accomplish a lot if you deal with other WED - FRI 10am-8pm people’s money or possessions this week. LIBRA (Sept 24-Oct 23)  Don’t neglect these problems; deal with them once and for all,blowfishhairstudio.com then move on to more pleasurable tasks. Payoff all your debts before you go out and celebrate. Minor health problems could result through exhaustion. Competitive games will be your forte. Horoscopes courtesy of astrologer Michael Thiessen. For daily horoscopes go to www.astrology-online.com KA

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