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Homelessness action week: housing = change The Kamloops Homelessness Action Plan (HAP) is pleased to announce that the province-wide initiative Homelessness Action Week, held this year from October 10-16, is in its sixth year. Kamloops community members are being asked to help make it the best action week ever by attending the HAP Wall-of-Change and Flu Fair

events (one on the North Shore and one on the South Shore). The South Shore event is being held on Wednesday October 12. The Interactive Wall-of-Change is at the Downtown Farmers’ Market at 400 Block Victoria Street from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and the Flu Fair is at the Grind Coffee Shop 476 Victoria Street from 10:00

a.m. to 12:00 noon. The Wall-of-Change is a place where anyone can come and share their sentiments about homelessness. Everyone is invited to share their ideas about homelessness by drawing, writing, or adding mementos to the walls of the house. The Wall-of-Change represents both a finished home and a

makeshift shelter; symbolizing the transition from life on the street to permanent housing. The Flu Fair is a place where people in need can connect with health and support services. The Interior Health Street Nurses will be administering flu shots for atrisk populations, and everyone is welcome!

Call for proposals to support women and girls Cathy McLeod, Member of Parliament for Kamloops – Thompson – Cariboo has highlighted a call for proposals for projects that address issues of violence and economic security affecting women and girls living in rural and remote communities, and small urban centres to help end violence against women, improve their economic prosperity and promote women in leadership roles.

From now until November 4, 2011the Government’s Women’s Program is seeking organizations that will put in place targeted projects in communities across the country under the following two thematic areas: community planning to reduce violence against women and girls in rural communities and small urban centres in Canada; and community planning for women’s economic security in rural and remote

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There will be a Public Forum on the Ajax Mine for Kamloops Mayor and City Councilors and City Council electoral candidates on Wednesday October 12 at Thompson Rivers University House of Learning - Irving K. Barber Centre. Ajax executives

are in town for meetings and will be invited to the forum. The forum is co-sponsored by TRU Human Rights and TRU Political Science. For more information contact Anita or Dalton of the local chapter of the Council of Canadians at 250-377-0055.

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from ticket sales to their private shows and complimentary accommodations. This route is known as the Salmonberry Route and it stretches all the way from Vancouver Island to Chase. First on the 2011 roster coming to Kamloops is history in the flesh. The talented Josh White Jr. (pictured at left) will be playing live Thursday, October 6 at 7:00 p.m. at Shawn and Robyn’s house. Born in 1940, Josh is one of five children, to Joshua Daniel White,

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famed singer, guitarist, actor and social leader. He has performed on the world’s greatest stages of four continents, including Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Odeon Hammersmith Hall, Berlin Philharmonic Hall, and Madison Square Garden to name a few. In recent years, Josh, Jr. has become a ‘single-digit” (as he calls it) performer, doing children and family concerts. He provides an extraordinary, interactive experience for young people. Josh White Jr. is a living folk legend and heir to the great tradition that started with White’s father,

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FireFit Team smokes the competition The Kamloops Fire Rescue/New Gold FireFit Team once again showed that they are some of the fittest in the country at the Canadian National Firefit Event in Medicine Hat, Alberta on September 15 to 18, coming home with three first place finishes. Kamloops Fire Rescue (KFR) Team New Gold won its third National Championship in a row with a first place total team time of 4.01.11. Graham Mackenzie from KFR Team New Gold was successful in defending his individual title, taking first place in the fastest male category with a time of 1.15.66, setting a new Canadian record. The world record members must perform that Graham broke was challenging tasks such his own record set last as stair climbing to the year. The KFR Team 6th floor of a building New Gold also won the while carrying a 4-foot bundle Team Relay event for the ad Mention this for aof hose weighing 42 pounds, or persecond year in a row. The F i r e F i t forming a victim resChampionship is a cue. Competitors range demanding competi- from seasoned veterans tion based on firefight- to first time rookies. ing tasks. Wearing full Events consist of inditurnout gear, the team vidual, team and team

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High school friends (L-R) Billy Fan, Colin McKay, Braydon York and Patrick Block are heading out on the ride of a lifetime that they have planned for two years. These Saskatchewan boys will be taking the next eight months to tour from Canada to Central America on their Kawasakis. In order to keep family and friends up to date they will be posting on their blog simplylivingonaklr., and to keep their family from worrying they’ve invested in a spot tracker. This is a personal satellite GPS messager that will provide locationbased communication to their friends and family.

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Farewell to old time fiddler founder Kamloops Old Time Fiddlers members and friends gathered recently to bid farewell to Leo Ready, a founding member of the Kamloops Branch of the British Columbia Old Time Fiddlers’ Association. Leo has returned to his hometown of Pembroke, Ontario and will be sorely missed. It was in 1982 that Leo and Art Waite, with the help of a handful of other musicians, organized the Kamloops Branch. In 1983 the group officially became a Branch of the British Columbia Old Time Fiddlers’ Association. The purpose of this Branch, along with 12 others in B.C., is to preserve and promote the art of old time fiddling. Leo has contributed a tremendous amount of his time and energy to Old Time Fiddling of British Columbia for the past 30 years. He served as president for 11 years, vice-president for four years and also as a director. At the provincial level, he served the Association for 24 years, 11 of them as president. He was a driving force behind the committee to establish the first B.C. fiddle camp, which still operates annually at Gavin Lake. He was honored with a Life Membership in the B.C. Old Time Fiddlers’ Association in May of 2004. For the last 27 years the Branch has hosted an Old Time Fiddle Contest on the first weekend in May. Leo served as the event’s chairperson for 25 of those 27 years. Leo himself competed in many contests in the province and won numerous trophies and plaques. He was also chosen to represent B.C. at the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Championships in Ontario on several occasions. The Kamloops Old Time Fiddlers, in addition to playing at dances at Heritage House twice a month, on the first and third Saturday nights of each month, often entertain

Kamloops Old Time Fiddlers President Jackie Davis (L) presents former president Leo Ready with a 30-year service pin and a certificate of appreciation prior to his departure to Pembroke, Ontario.

at many of the senior homes in Kamloops. The residents of Pine Grove, Overlander Extended Care, Ridgeview Lodge, and The Hamlets, to name a few, look forward to these occasions when the fiddlers come with their lively entertainment. If you enjoy the old time style of fiddling you are invited to come out to some of the practices and become involved. Practices are now being held each Sunday at 7:00 p.m. at Heritage House. If you would like further information, contact Clark Hiles at 250-376-6209. Submitted by Florence Tellier, Kamloops Branch, British Columbia Old Time Fiddlers’ Association

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The Canadian Library Association and the ThompsonNicola Regional District Library System are proud to announce Canadian Library Month this October. Canadian Library Month is an opportunity to celebrate libraries, their staff and their patrons. This year, the TNRD Library System is celebrating with contests and author readings. There will be two contests at the Kamloops Public Library. The first is a poetry writing contest for children aged six to 12. Children are invited to write a poem about what their library means to them. The second contest is a draw, which is open to all patrons. To enter patrons must simply write down their favourite thing about the library. There are also authors visiting the Kamloops Library. Cynthia Woodman Kerkham will present a poetry reading and discussion on October 13 at 7:00 p.m. She is the winner of the Federation of BC Writers Literary Writes Competition and the 2011 Malahat Review’s Open Season Award for poetry and will read from her book “Good Holding Ground.� John Deakins’ reading and discussion is on October 26 at 7:00 p.m. Deakins, a social service administrator, will read from his essay “Making Sense of Us: An Essay on Human Meaning� Seating is limited at the free readings. Reserve seats at 250372-5145 or questions@tnrdlib.



Local author Richard Wagamese has won the 2011 George Ryga Award, for his book One Story, One Song. This prize is given to a B.C. writer who has achieved an outstanding degree of social awareness in a new book. “Wagamese artfully weaves sixty-some short essays into an unpretentious philosophy of life rooted in personal observations and experiences, transposing an understanding of traditional Ojibway principles (humility, trust, introspection and wisdom) into modern-day life,� said Andrew Steves of Gaspereau Press, one of the award judges. Wagamese was selected from a shortlist of five books, and received his prize this past Saturday at an award ceremony in Summerland.

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Coffee & Tea With Your M.P.

Come join your Member of Parliament, Cathy McLeod, and share your thoughts with her over a cup of coffee or tea! Wednesday, October 12 1 - 3pm Tim Hortons, 910 Columbia St. W. Friday, October 14 9 - 11am Blenz Coffee, 210 Victoria St. Cathy McLeod Member of Parliament Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo 979 Victoria Street, Kamloops B.C. V2C 2C1 250-851-4991

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n Kamloops Bicycle Summit: A look at Velo Culture - Arnica Gallery, 7 W. Seymour St. Runs to Oct. 29. Exhibits, film festival, guided bike rides. Info at www. n Family Fun with Literacy Night on Oct. 7, from 6-7:30pm at Sahali Mall. Family games and crafts, sing-a-longs, story time, face painting, snacks and a book for every family to take home. FMI contact: Marg Archibald 250-374-3033 or sahalicentre@ n Steam Punk Burlesque on Thursday, Oct. 13 at the Blue Grotto, 319 Victoria St. Doors 8pm. For ages 19+. FMI or if interested in performing visit: n So You Think You Are Funny? Stand up comedy auditions will be held on Oct. 7 for comedy night on Oct. 22. Register for an audition before Sept. 30. Phone Sharon at 250-554-2388 or email n The Art We Are, 246 Victoria St. 250-828-7998. Showtimes are 8pm. Oct 7, Bent By Elephants, Terra Lightfoot, and Aaron Spohr at 8pm; Oct 8, Richard Wagamese “Runaway Dreams” book launch with Elon Neustrom and Airrick Stone at 7-9pm; Oct 12, Poetry Slam at 8pm $5 and food bank donation. n Kamloops Film Society presents “The Guard” Oct. 13 at 7pm at Paramount Theatre, 503 Victoria St. A comedic-thriller about the exploits of a cheerfully

AND THE WINNERS ARE… Western Canada Theatre (WCT) and Volkswagen of Kamloops presented the winners of the 10th Annual VW Turtle River Race with their prizes and thanked the companies that donated prizes. WTC sends out a special thank you to the sponsors, volunteers, donors, staff members and ticket buyers who made the Turtle Race a huge success raising funds for the WTC’s youth programs. Pictured back row L-R are: Rejean from Save-On Foods, John from Surplus Herby’s, Joe from WestJet, Debbie from Marlin Travel, Steve from Ric’s Grill, Ryan from NRI Distribution, Lori from WCT and Terry from VW. Front row L-R: Kris Brunsgaard (Race 1 – 3rd Place), Jacquie Brand (Race 2 – 3rd Place), Maureen Coldicott (Race 1 Winner), Rose Bebek (Race 2 Winner), Meghan Wade (Race 1 – 2nd Place) & missing was Ron Scott of Abbotsford (Race 2 – 2nd Place).

corrupt small town Irish cop and his straight-laced American FBI agent sidekick as they become embroiled in busting a huge cocaine ring. n Lynda Jones is featured for the month of October at the Courthouse Gallery, 7 West Seymour St. “Crags and Crevices” a new series of work inspired by the rough, primitive pottery of medieval times. Open 10 to 5, Tues to Fri, 10 to 4, Sat. n Boudoir Beauty Marathon at Beauty Code Boutique on

Saturday, Oct. 15 from 9am to 3pm, with photographer Kathryn Learie from Owen-ImagingHair. Limited spots available FMI 250851-2633 or email to book. n Pavlo will be performing on Oct. 16 at 8pm at Kamloops Convention Centre for a 19+ show. FMI contact Kamloops Live Box Office 250-374-5483. n Can-Ital Ladies Dinner and Fashion Show at the Colombo Lodge on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 6:30pm. Tickets available at

Genesis, 3-319 Victoria St. n Happy Halloween Party at Sips Martinis & Tapas, 450 Lansdowne St. on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 9pm. Ticket includes one ghoulish appy and Halloween drink. FMI 250-377-7473. n Four Kamloops artists, Cindy Hayden, Ray Perreault, Karen Hanna and Janelle Norman, interpret the phenomenon of the 2010 sockeye salmon run in the interior of BC, along with six Shuswap/Thompson area artists at the SAGA Public Art Gallery, 70 Hudson Avenue NE in Salmon Arm. Show runs until Oct 29. n TRU Actors Workshop Theatre presents “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare, directed by Heidi Verwey, on Oct. 26-29 and Nov. 2-5. Tickets are general admission at the TRUAWT Box Office open the week of the performances, Monday to Friday, 11am to 2pm. n The Lilies of the Valley, a quartet harmony group perform folk, blues, jazz will be performing at the Barnhartvale Coffeehouse on Saturday Oct. 15. Doors at 7pm, music at 7:30. Tickets at the door, open mic performers free. n Meet Up held every Tuesday morning at The Art We Are at 10am. Get to know your neighbors or for anyone who is interested in meeting others over a cup of coffee or tea. FMI go to meetup. com or call 250-851-2670. n Tournament City Derby Dolls are looking for female or male referees and non-skating officials. FMI visit

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Your Horoscope

LIBRA (Sept 24-Oct 23) You are best to back away from commitment. Don’t let relatives stand in the way of your personal plans. Your efforts won’t go unnoticed; however, someone you work with may get jealous. Unexpected events may upset your routine. SCORPIO (Oct 24-Nov 22) Passion is inevitable and commitments can be made during the heat of the night. Work quietly on your own. Think twice before you say something you might regret later. Let others know what your intentions are and be honest in your approach. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23-Dec 21) Real estate ventures will be to your ad vantage. Look at your options before making commitments that could jeopardize your financial position. Travel and communication will be lucrative for you. Get help to finish a project if you need it. CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 20) Your creative ability will surface, giving you good ideas for ways of making money. Matters pertaining to your home environment will be favorable if you are direct. Involvement in financial schemes will be followed by losses. You mustn’t be so trusting. AQUARIUS (Jan 21-Feb 19) You should want to feel good about yourself and your goals. You need to clear up some important personal documents before the end of the year. Your lover may be annoyed if you have been flirtatious or not attentive to their needs. PISCES (Feb 20-Mar 20)  Talk to someone you trust if you need advice about broaching the subject. Visit friends you don’t get to see that often. Don’t spend too much on products that promise amazing cosmetic results. Use your innovative mind to surprise youngsters. ARIES (Mar 21-April 20) You may not have the same ideas when it comes to what you both enjoy. Your high energy will enable you to enlist the help of those in a position to back you. Double check your work and be sure that your boss is in a good mood before you do your presentation. TAURUS (Apr 21-May 21) You must take care of health problems that have been lingering. Romance will come through involvement with fundraising organizations. Expect your workload to be heavy. Problems with your mate will develop if you don’t let them have their way. GEMINI (May 22-June 21) If everyone wants to do their own thing, let them. You can find solutions if you are willing to communicate. Hassles with close friends or family will put a damper on your day and result in isolation and loneliness. CANCER (June 22-July 22) Your temper could get the better of you if you confront personal situations. Enlist coworkers in order to get the job done on time. Your ability to deal with others will help you in getting the support you need. LEO (July 23-Aug 22) Don’t rely on others to handle the workload. Your interests could lead you down avenues you never realized existed. Be sure to look into travel opportunities that will provide you with mental stimulation. Digestive disorders will be a result of family squabbles. VIRGO (Aug 23-Sept 23) Don’t make any drastic changes or begin new projects this week. You can get ahead if you present your ideas to superiors. You must steer clear of overindulgent individuals. Make changes that will enhance your appearance and entice potential partners. Horoscopes courtesy of astrologer Michael Thiessen. For daily horoscopes go to


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