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Bike fun for all ages at first Bicycle Summit Kamloops is behind it all when it comes to velo-culture so Ray Perrault and the Arnica Artist Run Centre set out to do something about it. After a summer of visiting bicycle-centric cities, reading numerous blogs on the culture of biking, building three bikes and pedaling thousands of kilometers, Ray made sure the Kamloops Bicycle Summit was born. Opening Friday, September 2, the Bicycle Summit is sure to prove that having and living in a bike friendly city is not only something we should strive for but also something that will benefit us more than you can imagine. “We’ve done a number of group projects at Arnica,” explains Ray. “It was about time we did one on biking. Kamloops is behind the times in terms of biking. Almost every city in North America has a biking summit; Vancouver has Velopalooza and Portland has Pedalpalooza. This Bicycle Summit is our equivalent to that.” Ray spent the summer traveling from California to Williams Lake exploring different cities and their bicycle culture. His earned knowledge, combined with the skills and knowledge of numerous other Arnica artists, make this first ever Kamloops Bicycle Summit something you will not want to miss. There are a few different facets of the event, each

Ray Perreault, president of the Board of Arnica Artist Run Centre, holds his two-wheeler high in celebration of veloculture. Arnica is set to host the Kamloops Bicycle Summit, running September 2 to October 29, with art exhibits, a film festival, and guided bike rides.

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interesting on their own and together absolutely intriguing. The Summit starts off with a grand opening on September 2 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Arnica, which is located inside the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre at 7 Seymour Street West. The evening will feature a presentation by City of Kamloops transportation engineer Chris Darwent on the future of biking in Kamloops. As well you will be introduced to the six week bicycle-themed exhibit which will feature photography by Ruth Lloyd, tapestries by Lilka Dragowska, a Craig Willms installation, a bicycle sculpture by Doug Buis, and Vintage Tour de France posters. They also will be showing entries from Portland’s Filmed by Bike film festival 2008-2011, featuring a different film each week. In addition to the exhibit, the group has a wonderful array of bike tours planned throughout the months of September and October. Each Saturday they will be presenting a different guided bike tour through and around interesting Kamloops locations. Free and open to the public, anyone with a bicycle is encouraged to come out and participate. “The bike tours start September 3 with an evening ride,” explains Ray, who will be the guide for this first – continued on page 2

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FIRED UP FOR JUSTICE A team of Canadian anti-human trafficking activists, led by Miss Canada 2011 Tara Teng, stopped in Riverside Park on their “Ignite the Road to Justice” Canadian tour. One of the sponsors of Miss Canada’s tour is Glendene Grant of Kamloops, founder of Moms Against Human Trafficking. Glendene is the mother of Jessica Foster who went missing in March 2006, the victim of human trafficking.

What’s up at the airport?

Kamloops Airport announces that an increase in the number of travelers in July, as compared to recent months of decreases was expected, as flight schedules and fares are now comparable to those offered at this period last year. Travelers are taking advantage of the adjusted flight schedules offered by both Air Canada Express and WestJet, which have greatly improved services to and beyond Vancouver and Calgary. There was a significant drop in aircraft movements this sum-

mer, which is solely attributable to the nearly non-existent forestry firefighting season, due to cooler and wetter weather. Of course this is good news for those who live, work and play in the forested areas of our region. Work on the expansion of the airport car park is nearing completion. Kamloops Airport would like to thank customers for their patience during this improvement project. Signs are being installed to better mark the new traffic patterns around the airport circle.

The Jack Webster Foundation has announced that Mel Rothenburger, editor of the Kamloops Daily News, will receive the 2011 Bruce Hutchison Lifetime Achievement Award on October 24 at the 25th Annual Jack Webster Awards Dinner. The Jack Webster Foundation, founded in memory of the late iconic BC reporter, names its Lifetime Achievement Award after Bruce Hutchison, the legendary Vancouver Sun journalist who started out at the Victoria Times in 1917 and went on to become the confidant of prime ministers. Mel Rothenburger has served his community for more than 40 years at the Kamloops Daily News, variously and often concurrently as owner, editor, reporter, columnist, Webmaster and blogger. “Throughout his remarkable career, Mel Rothenburger has mentored scores of BC journalists, produced scores of scoops, and scored a unique position of leadership in his community,”

said Don Babick, co-chair of the Jack Webster Foundation. Mel Rothenburger’s arrival as editor of the Kamloops Daily News’ predecessor in 1970 began an incredibly deep relationship with Kamloops that has witnessed his huge measure of journalistic and civic contributions. A lifelong passion for civic affairs – he’d been a chair of the Kamloops school board– led to his successful bid for the mayor’s chair from 1999-2005. Now he’s back in the editor’s chair. A mentor to countless young reporters throughout his career, Rothenburger has taught journalism at Cariboo College and was later instrumental in helping to establish the journalism program at Thompson Rivers University. “Being honoured in the name of fellow journalists the calibre of Webster and Hutchison is both deeply satisfying and humbling,” Rothenburger said.

Funding for invasive plant weed management

MLAs Terry Lake and Kevin Krueger have announced $84,000 for the Southern Interior Weed Management Committee (SIWMC). This funding will help SIWMC treat high-risk invasive plant species and sites on Crown land (such as giant hogweed, hoary alyssum and field scabious, and reduce the spread of others), conduct surveys of new occurrences, do an inventory of marsh plume thistle, and monitor treatment efficacy. This funding builds on the $3 million announced earlier this year for the Invasive Plant Council of BC to create an employment program – called Take Action – that will train and hire up to 150 people to manage invasive plants. An invasive plant is a non-native plant that has been introduced, either intentionally or accidentally, from other areas and is harmful to the environment, economy or animal or human health. Lake and Krueger state that this matters because invasive

plants: harm the environment by out-competing native plants, altering ecosystems and creating an increased wildfire hazard; affect human health by causing skin irritation, blisters, scarring and severe breathing problems; impact animal health via toxins in

some plants that make them inedible or toxic; harm the economy by negatively impacting property and crop values and increasing costs associated with treating infestations on rangelands, gardens, parks or along roadsides; and impede recreation by making

trails impassable, damaging fishing streams and puncturing tires. To learn more about the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Invasive Plant Program, visit index.htm.

Arnica’s cycling culture exhibits and tours

– continued from page 1 outing. “Each week there is a different theme and this first one is ‘Light Up Your Bike’. “We meet at the Riverside Park Tennis Courts at 7:00 pm. A light on your bike is mandatory.” Each week will feature a new and exciting ride, which will appeal to a variety of people. September 10 is a North Shore meander with Lenard Segnitz. September 17 is a tour of the Rivers Trail with self-proclaimed bike activist Lee Kenny. He will give you a close look at our Rivers Trail, show how it works and how it can be improved. On September 24

Kathy Grieve offers Women on Wheels aka “The Fat Girl’s Ride”. She says, “if you’re not fat wear padding, if you’re not a girl dress like one!” Funnily enough it meets at the Dairy Queen on the North Shore and takes you to Dairy Queen downtown and back. “You just can’t beat cycling and ice cream! So good it’s reDQulous.” “September 30 is Critical Mass with Kyle Kapsha,” furthers Ray. “Critical Mass is where bikers converge on one location and take it over It is popular in larger cities where more than 10,000 bikes can get together and take over a bridge for example. Kyle held this last

year and got 7 bikes so this year we are trying to double it!” Last but not least in October you have the Great Green Event on October 1, a Fall Gardens Tour with Donovan Cavers on the 8th, Secwepemc Museum tour with Chris Bose on the 15th, a tour of public art on the 22nd and finally a Halloween Graveyard Tour with Linda Kehoe on October 29. You can read more about this exhibit and these tours online at including departure times and locations. The Arnica Artist Run Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Local athlete at Crossfit Games

The CrossFit Games are the world’s premier test to find the Fittest on Earth. The Games season is a grueling multistage journey that this year culminated in the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games on July 29-31 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. Individual athletes and teams must progress through two stages of screening before reaching the Games: the Open and Regionals. Anyone can compete in the Open, but only the fittest 60 men, 60 women, and 30 teams from each of the

world’s 17 regions are invited to compete at their Regional. Kamloops’ own Mira Singh, respected and well-loved downtown Pilate’s instructor, competed in the Master’s age bracket. The master’s qualifiers did not compete at the Regional level this year. They were not separated into regions, so all masters from around the world competed within their respective age brackets. The top 20 athletes moved on directly to the international competition in California. The master’s workouts were not scaled or “easier” versions than the rest of the competitors. The workouts were designed to test a broad spectrum of overall fitness where the well-rounded athlete would rise to the top. Including skill and strength as well as stamina and speed, workouts included things like chest-to-bar pull-ups, 125 lb. clean and jerks, double-unders, 100 lb. overhead squats and much more. Fitness means being ready for the unknown and unknowable, so the workouts change every year and are not announced until just before the events start. Mira completed all of the Open workouts, often outperforming her younger counterparts. Advancing to the CrossFit Games in California, Mira took a fabulous amazing sixth place in the Masters 50-55 category, making her one of the Fittest on Earth! WOW – congratulations, Mira.

Chamber’s response to HST result On Friday, Kamloops Chamber of Commerce released their response to the province’s HST referendum results. “The Kamloops Chamber is disappointed with today’s referendum results,” stated Chamber President Peter Aylen. “While some sectors will be happy with a return to the PST/GST system, we have been hearing from our

members that the HST reporting system was less complex and time consuming. We also know that the province would have been more competitive with other jurisdictions under the HST system.” The BC business community will come forward to government with options on how to transition to the PST/ GST as well as explore opportunities for a new consumption tax model.

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Baristas do the java jive at competition On August 23, after weeks of practice, Kamloops’ Caffe Motivo baristas Greg Hanycz and Daniel Houghton did a public hometown showcase demonstration of their respective presentations that they took to Victoria BC for the 2011 Western Canadian Barista Championships. Greg’s coffee was from the Finca El Limonar (“The Lemon Tree Farm”), Guatemala, highlighted with noted of dark fruits and cocoa, with a sweet tongue coating. Daniel’s coffee highlighted extreme lemon notes upfront with a smooth finish. Greg and Daniel’s presentations for the competition entailed the construction of twelve drinks: four espressos, four cappuccinos and four signature drinks. These champion baristas used the highlights within their coffees to try and score the highest number of points, and were judged by a technical team and a sensory panel, similar to a “Top Chef” competition. At the Western Canada Barista Championships held on August 27 and 28 in the Crystal Gardens in Victoria, Daniel placed sixth. Greg came in fourth and will going to the Nationals. Congratulations Iron Baristas of Motivo!

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Keep On Moving improves health and fitness

This fall the City of Kamloops and Interior Health are pleased to present Keep on Moving, a new program to identify safe exercise options within the Kamloops community. Working together, the City of Kamloops and Interior Health have developed the Keep On Moving program including: a fitness leader education program, designation process and accompanying logo. When you see the Keep on Moving logo, you can be confident that the exercise program has met specific guidelines developed by experts at the City of Kamloops and Interior Health. Guidelines include: Offers a minimum 30-minute class with appropriate warm up and cool down; includes a variety of fitness components including aerobic, strength, flexibility, balance, agility and coordination; provides multiple methods provided to monitor intensity during exercise and offers modifications based on different functional abilities; promotes self monitoring during exercise and encourages daily aerobic exercise;

provides health screening for all participants and obtains medical clearance for higher risk populations; demonstrates a documented emergency plan with the presence of an AED (automated external defibrillator). The Keep On Moving designation program has now been applied to those programs offered through the City of Kamloops at the Tournament Capital Centre and Westsyde Pool and Community Centre. Each program meeting the designation guidelines is identified by the Keep On Moving logo and instructors

have attended the Keep On Moving fitness leader education program to ensure safe exercise for all participants. These programs are truly designed for anyone interested in improving his/her health through fitness. Many people may wish to start an exercise program but may be reluctant for fear of injury or over-exertion. Perhaps they simply have never really exercised and do not know where to start. For more information or to register for a class, visit

The Kamloops Blazers season is gearing up and the pre-season home games will be happening on Friday, Sept. 2 at 7:00 p.m. vs. Victoria at McArthur Island Sports Centre; Sunday, Sept. 9 at 7:00 p.m. vs. Kelowna at Interior Savings Centre; and Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 7:00 p.m. vs. Prince George at Interior Savings Centre. Take note that the location of

the Kamloops Blazers game versus the Victoria Royals on Friday, September 2 at 7:00 p.m. will be played at the McArthur Island Sports Centre (instead of the usual Interior Savings Centre location). Tickets for the pre-season games are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, and $5 for youth, and are available for purchase at the Interior Savings Centre box office.

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Healthylife Nutrition owners Margo and Richard Fifer invite you to visit them at their store at 440 Victoria St. Healthylife spent its first 20 years in a little shop on 3rd Avenue. During the summer of 2006 they moved to 426 Victoria Street, and a few months ago they relocated a few doors down to an even more spacious and welcoming spot at 440 Victoria.

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The Kamloops branch of The Council of Canadians and the Kamloops Thompson Cariboo NDP riding association invited members of the community to come together and pay tribute to Jack Layton at a public event held on Saturday at Gaglardi Square. Everyone was invited to share their memories of Jack, his impact on their lives, and discuss how his work7 can be continued. A book seymour street w • 250-372-7323 of condolences was available for signing at the Smorgasbord Deli all OCtOBeR week and 2011 at the memorial service on Saturday. Since learning of Jack Layton’s death, Canadians of all political views expressed admiration for his dedication to Canada and his commitment to improving the lives of all Canadians. During his six visits to Kamloops over the past three years, Layton inspired audiences with his per-

sonal couragepresents in the face of his illness and his optimism about creating a better future for all. In his letter to Canadians, written just two days before his death, Layton wrote, “Canada is a great country, one of the hopes of the world. We can be a better one – a country of greater equality, justice, and opportunity. We can build a prosperous economy and a society that shares its benefits more fairly. We can look after our seniors. We can offer better futures for our children. We can do our part to save the world’s environment. For more than 25 years, the Council of Canadians has been kamloops arts council working to achieve these goals. presents The local branch of the Council of Canadians wants to join with others in our community to rededicate ourselves to creating a better Canada.

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Casting call for mini-series

RecordTV from Brazil in association with Means of Production from Vancouver will be filming exterior scenes for their TV mini-series King David, in Ashcroft, Cache Creek and Kamloops. Filming will take place in mid-September and the production company is looking for extras to work as background in various scenes. The producers are asking for Mediterranean-looking people of all ages and sexes with dark hair and dark skin to play townsfolk and soldiers. They’re also looking

for men with dark beards or who would be willing to grow one. The 4/20/11 4:55:41 PM ability to ride a horse is a benefit for those applying as soldiers. Rate of pay is approximately $80-$100 per day plus overtime. Candidates must be willing to travel at their own expense and must be legally able to work in Canada. Casting call is Friday, September 2, 4:00pm - 8:00pm at the Plaza Hotel, 405 Victoria Street. For more information contact the Thompson-Nicola Film Commission at 250-377-8673.

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n Kamloops Blazers need homes starting in late August for the 2011-2012 season. Please call Doris Rubel at 250-376-9617 if you can be a host family for an aspiring hockey star. n Farmer’s Markets - Saturday Markets are held in the 200 block of St Paul St. from 8am to 12pm. Wednesday Markets are held in the 400 block of Victoria St (in front of the library) from 8am to 2pm. n Kamloops Track & Field will register athletes of all ages interested in fitness training for Cross Country. Sept. 7 at 4:30pm at Hillside Stadium, 910 McGill Rd. For more info call 250-851-2512. n The Remaining Light – screening of documentary on how we care for seniors. Sept. 7 at 7pm at Desert Gardens, 540 Seymour St. n Tesla Metamorphosis with Anya Petrovic – intro evening Sept. 9, 7-10pm at Let’s Move Studio, 925 McGill Place. For info contact

Cornelis Brink 778-472-3537. n Richard Quail speaks on “Sustainable Okotoks: Where to from here?” Presented by BCSEA Kamloops Chapter & Thompson Rivers Dept. of Environment & Sustainability. Sept. 10, 1– 2:30pm, TRU International Building, Room 1008. Contact Gisela Ruckert at 250-374-1472 for more info. n Ladies Auxiliary Legion 52 - Executive Meeting at 12:30 pm on Sept. 12, with General Meeting at 1pm. At the Legion Hall 52, 425 Lansdowne Street. For info contact Joan Wensley at 250-579- 9220. World n Developing Connections Charity Golf Tournament September 15, Sun Rivers Golf Resort, Kamloops B.C. Best Ball, Texas Scramble. Cost includes 18 holes of golf, cart, welcome gift and dinner. 10 am registration, 11 am shotgun start. To register or volunteer, contact Bobbi Rothenburger at 250-

377-5879 or n Actors needed for Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge - Kamloops Players are looking for male and female actors 30 years and up for their first production in their new space! Please call Sharon at 250554-2388 or email to huuha@shaw. ca for information about auditions. n Kamloops Real Estate Investing Club (KREIC) free monthly informational and networking meeting with local real estate/financial expert speakers. For more info contact Matt Crowley at BCRent2Buy at 1-888RNT-2-BUY (888-768 2289) or for Spiritual n Centre Living Kamloops is a Spiritual Community that honors all paths to the Divine. All are welcome on Sundays for meditation at 10am, Celebration of Spirit at 10:30am. Desert Gardens, 540 Seymour St.

More info 250-314-2028 or email: n Daytime courses for seniors with Kamloops Adult Learners Society (KALS). For details, visit For more info call KALS at 250-819-5153 or email: n Kamloops Tai Chi Club registration and weekly lessons begin September 13. For more information call Mark at 250-573-4692, Brenda at 250-374-8696 or Shirley at 250-314-6565. n Kamloops Blazers game worn jerseys from the 1985-86 season through the 2009-10 hockey season are for sale. Names from the past such as Hnat Domenichelli, Len Barrie, and Micki DuPont are just some of the jerseys for sale. Available at the Kamloops Blazers online store,

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