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everybody is Irish on st. Patrick’s Day On March 17, most of us wear green, drink green beer and celebrate the “luck of the Irish.” Sure, it’s a fun tradition, but how many of us know why St. Patrick’s Day exists? Though St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, he was born in Britain. When he was sixteen, Irish raiders attacked his family’s estate and captured him. He was held captive in Ireland for six years. As a lonely and isolated shepherd, he turned to Christianity. His personal writings reveal that in a dream, he heard the voice of God urging him to leave Ireland. He escaped Ireland on foot, walking nearly 200 miles to Britain to undertake fifteen years of religious education. Patrick was ordained as a priest and returned to Ireland. He ministered Christians and converted the Irish (then predominantly pagans) to Christianity. Patrick’s familiarity with the Irish language and culture helped him connect with the Irish, and ingratiate Irish ritual and symbolism into his teachings. March 17 marks the supposed date of Saint Patrick’s death, and is celebrated as a religious and cultural holiday across the globe. Now that you know the story behind the celebration—get out your green gear, fetch a four-leaf clover and take your pick of the fabulous events sweeping across Kamloops on March 17. Kamloops Pride is hosting their annual St Patrick’s Day Dance. The 19+ event is open to the LGBTQ2+ community and allies. Dance the night away with beats by DJ Common Sound. There are raffle prizes to be won, and 50/50 tickets available. President Kirstin McLaughlin welcomes

party guests to “get their green on, and add Village from 6 to 7:30 p.m. some sparkle to St. Patrick’s Day.” Kamloops The family-friendly event promises to be a Legion, 425 Lansdowne. Tickets are $15.00 at celebration of community, creativity, connecthe door--$10.00 with a student card. For more tion, rhythm, fun, and “being one with the information about this event and other initia- drum.” Pre-registration through the Facebook tives check out their Facebook page or refer page is preferred. to the website kamloopspride.wixsite.com/ Cheffrey 911 Catering is hosting a daylong kamloopspride. food truck party. St Paddy’s on St. Paul can be Shark Club Kamloops & Southside Fridays found St. Paul St. and 3rd Ave. from 11 a.m. invite you to put on your finest green outfits, to 11 p.m. Enjoy fish and chips, Bangers and raise your glass, and join them for St. Patrick’s Mash, Braised Pork Belly, Potato Leek Soup Day on the Southside. Call (250) 852-6700 and Shepherd’s Pie. or email southsidefridaysrsvp@gmail.com Who needs lucky charms when you to book your VIP reservations. Doors open at have plenty of places and a plethora 9 p.m. of reasons to eat, drink and be Irish on Padlock Studios is collaborating with BC St Patrick’s Day? Green Party for an all-ages event. You’re Greener than you think! Enjoy some talented local performances, enjoy a local beer and support the Kamloops Arts Scene. Don’t miss Kamloops-North Thompson BC Greens candidate Dan Hines’ live performance!!! Kamloops Drum Connection is hosting UJAMMA- KDC’s Community Drum Circle in Room 4 at Lansdowne

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Road rage, whether it’s felt when stuck in traffic or when you’re the victim of another driver’s frustration, is a common experience. Learning how to avoid road rage will help you drive calmly and lawfully. Be a polite driver. Allow other drivers to pass you or get over into your lane if needed. Helping other drivers will put you and them in a more peaceful state of mind and following the rules of the road will help keep you safe. Avoid confrontation. If an angry driver yells at you or shares a rude gesture out his or her window, don’t make eye contact or yell back. Keep your eyes on the road and ignore the angry driver. Fighting and driving angry is dangerous to both of you as well as the other drivers and will only cause the situation to escalate. Remember that it’s nothing personal. If another driver cuts you off No not really!!! Top, left to right: Margaret Macdonald, Carole Needoba, Betty Spence and Dale Wagner or honks at you, it’s because they’re are busy working on quilt blocks at Anderson’s Sewing for Canada’s Big Quilt Bee, a nationwide project in honor of Canada’s 150 birthday. All quilts must have some of the Canada 150 fabric in it and all quilts will experiencing their own road rage, be donated to Ronald MacDonald houses across Canada. Anderson’s Sewing already have 50 quilts done for not because they are angry at you. this project. If you are interested in helping, come on in and they will teach how and give you the Slab Taking offence will only cause your Block pattern. If you are already a quilter make a square or a whole quilt. For more information, call the shop own road rage to escalate. Stay safe. If you feel threatened, 250-374-1154. take steps to keep yourself safe. Note the license plate number, make and model of the vehicle in case the situation escalates. If you’re being Distracted driving is the second vince to leave their phones alone offence in the same year goes followed, drive to the police station and request assistance. leading contributing factor in and keep their minds focused on up to $888. fatal crashes in British Columbia, driving, the fewer crashes we’ll Throughout the year Kamloops “The best advice I can give to resulting in an average of 78 see on our roads, and the fewer RCMP officers are dedicated to any driver in a road rage incident fatalities every year. It’s also a injuries and deaths. keeping our community roads is to remove yourself emotionally and physically from the situakey contributor to injury crashes, The fine for using an electronic safe and are looking for drivers tion,” stated Cpl. Jodi Shelkie. “In which include pedestrians, device while driving is $368 using any hand held electronic any stressful situation, stay in your cyclists and motorcycles. and four points on your driver’s device while driving. vehicle and do not respond with any The more drivers we can con- license. The fine for a second Keep safe, put the phone away. angry gesture or action.”

March is Distracted Driving Month in BC

2017 Kamloops Central BIA Board of Directors announced The Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association (KCBIA) is pleased to announce its 2017 Board of Directors and newly elected Executive committee. The introduction of successful nominees for the 2017 Board of Directors took place on February 28th during the KCBIA’s Annual General Meeting at Hotel 540. The 2017 executive committee and directors are as followed: President: Mike O’Reilly (Caffe Motivo); Vice-President: Ryan Gentile (Big Boot Inn); Treasurer: Scott Campbell (Campbell & Company); Secretary: Gloria

Pain (Genesis Fashion & Beauty Real Estate) and Grant Veale nomic development in a format Complex) (Plainsman Construction). that will make the central business Director at Large: Shane Brooks The KCBIA looks forward to area of Kamloops a better place (Stantec Engineering); Past operating under the direction of to visit, live and work. We are President: Michael Popoff (Sunias diverse leaders in the Downtown dedicated to maintaining a vibrant Ventures); Directors: Shatha Kamloops community. KCBIA and liveable downtown neighAl-Reihani (The Plaza Hotel), President Mike O’Reilly states, bourhood. The KCBIA invites Dino Bernardo (Commodore “We are extremely excited with its members to join the followGrand Café & Lounge), Jocelyn the newly elected board for 2017. ing sub-committees: Marketing, Bennett (National Hospitality Made up of business and property Communications, Safety & Social, Group), Mike Blackwell (Fulton owners, we look forward to an or Business Development. & Company LLP), John Dumbrell exciting year with many projects For more information, please (Urban Systems), Grayden that will continue to make the visit http://www.kcbia.com/about/ Flanagan (Subway Kamloops), downtown a thriving business and directors/ or contact Mike O’Reilly Ted Ockenden (BCLC), Andy retail district.” at 250-319-0759 or Gay Pooler at Philpot (St. John Ambulance), The KCBIA’s mission is to pro- 250-372-3242 Brendan Shaw (Brendan Shaw mote business growth and eco-


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Brittany Strebchuk was the happy winner of the echo’s facebook draw for two tickets to 20th century Women, the final film of the Kamloops Film Festival. congratulations to Brittany and to the KFF for another great 10 days of outstanding films. check out the echo on facebook at www.facebook.com/downtown.northshore.echo/ and watch for other give-aways.

WCt announces new season Western Canada Theatre’s 2017/2018 Season reflects a wide-ranging program that includes world premieres, new works, musicals, refreshed classics, and comedies. Six of the seven productions are new Canadian works, two of which are world premieres! There are stories of: family The Best Brothers; of love lost and love found, The Birds and the Bees; stories of people who fight for what they believe GLORY as well as a World Premiere by a local playwright, Tracey Power Armstrong’s War. There’s also a Broadway hit The Million Dollar Quartet. The finale of the Mainstage season is the brand new musical Children of God, one of the largest Canadian musicals ever produced at Western Canada Theatre. The World Premiere of A Christmas Carol, adapted by our own James MacDonald, will be a Mainstage Christmas show for the whole family. Western Canada Theatre will have two shows for the very young: Norman Foote and Th’owxiya, or The Hungry Feast Dish, as well as our ever-popular Annual Hallowe’en Family Dance Party. For our young adult audiences, Wednesday nights at the Sagebrush Theatre are now our Students’ Club nights for high school and university students. To get your tickets visit The Kamloops Live! Box Office at 1025 Lorne Street, 250-374-5483.

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Our roving reporter spotted Koen Bayley at Riverside Park splashing in puddles and playing in the sunshine and spring-like weather.

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Adoptive Families Association of BC (AFABC) turned 40 March 4, families in Kamloops took part in an exciting kick-off event to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Adoptive Families Association of BC (AFABC). 82 children and parents joined AFABC, Insight Support Services, and the Ministry of Children and Family Development for this fun event that featured a bouncy castle, face painting, a magician, and a ceremonial cutting of the cake to celebrate 40 years of family. In 1977, a small group of parents came together around a kitchen table in 1977 to share ideas, information, and resources about adoption. That small group of parents came together to form the Adoptive Families Association of BC. “Adoption has changed over the last forty years,” says Karen Madeiros, AFABC’s executive director, “Adoption helps to create new social and cultural norms, and continues to find permanent homes for BC’s most vulnerable kids.” What hasn’t changed is that families still connect with each other for information, support, and resources. And AFABC is still here, 40 years later, to help. AFABC has been dedicated to finding families for children and youth and also to providing groundbreaking programs that support the entire adoption community. The Adopt BC Kids Information Line, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids, the Speak-Out Youth Group, AgedOut.com, Focus on Adoption magazine—all are designed to raise adoption awareness, support children and youth who are waiting for families, and to help families get ready and stay steady throughout their adoption journey. For more information, visit the website: www.bcadopt.com.

The bikes are back in town!

Kamloops is world-renowned for its mounwith on-street parking; keep a 1 meter distain biking and that does not stop us in downtance between your vehicle and cyclists; do town either! You may have been riding your not yield to a cyclist if they do not have the fat bike through Peterson Creek Nature Park, right-of-way (we appreciate your courtesy but but may not be used to the varied conditions this makes it dangerous for others in traffic); in Downtown Kamloops. I have compiled a the shoulder of the road is dusty and rocky list of tips for cyclists and drivers to make so cyclists may stray into the lane (which is your journey in the neighborhood a safe one! legal); this is not a tip, I just wanted to say Cyclists: Place reflective tape in visible thank you for respecting fellow road users! areas, such as on your helmet, backpack, Bike patrols are one of my favorite parts of and jacket; keep a 1 meter distance between this job and I am excited to see more people yourself and parked vehicles; do not lock up CAP comments actively commuting in the following weeks. your bike with just the front tire as it can be If you ever bike up 1st Avenue, I applaud you Angela Halas freely removed (it’s always great to double and aspire to your stamina! Whether you’re lock your bike with a u-lock shackle and an unicyclist, training wheel aficionado, double loop cable in any urban environment); pick up a or mountain biker please use the hashtag #downtownkaCity of Kamloops Bike Map at our Visitor & Info Centre mloops for your active commute to be featured on our or online at Kamloops.ca/trailandbikemap; please refrain social media accounts. Enjoy your journeys! from biking on sidewalks, it’s against city by-laws and Angela Halas, Customer Care and Patrol Team (CAP). tune up your bike at public Bike Repair Stations at Riv- Reach us at 250-572-3008/3009 or the Information Kiosk erside Park or outside Urban Systems at St. Paul Street at 250-572-3017. Email capteam@kcbia.com. Follow & 3rd Avenue us on Facebook (Downtownkamloops) and Twitter (@ Motorists: double check before you open your door downtownkamloops) too!


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Crop-tops, Marilyn Monroe and Grauman’s Chinese Theatre

Struck by a productivity bug over my my best friend of us as fifteen-year-old December holidays, I spent a delicious girls. Her response? “Nothing like seeing youthful, adorable pictures of your fifteenafternoon organizing my office. Sitting on the floor among the disorganized piles, I year-old self to make you feel old and hagthumbed through old yearbooks, journals, gard”. We always look kindly on ourselves photo albums, scholarly papers and short in retrospect. At the time, you think, “I’m stories. I have an odd habit of sticking so ugly, I’m so fat”, and then suddenly it’s, photographs and cards in the middle of “My god, would you look at that skin tone?” novels. By fanning through “Pride and I came across one photograph of me that opened up a floodgate of memory. I was Prejudice“, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and PERFECTLY “The Great Gatsby,” I discovered forgoteighteen and on my first “grown up” holiFABULOUS ten artifacts of my former life; concert day—in Disneyland with my first live-in Alicia Ashcroft tickets, newspaper clippings and photoboyfriend. We drove to Vancouver, took graphs. Before I knew it, evening faded a bus to Seattle and a train to California. into nightfall and the task remained uncompleted. I The journey was thrilling. My 35-year-old self thinks, went into the office the next morning and accidentally “You could have gone anywhere in the world and punted a teetering pile of paperbacks. This caused a you chose Anaheim?’ From the looks of the photos, domino effect, spilling the tower across the green rug, I knew little about a lot of things. For starters, this where standing room no longer existed. I backed out girl did not know how to pack a bag; I’m wearing of the room slowly, as if a crazed wolverine had come navy blue polyester trousers with white running shoes through the heat vent and was now snarling and bar- from Zellers, and (the real kicker) a bright blue baby ing his teeth at me. I closed the door and did not tee with the Superman emblem on it. My purple-red open it for a couple of days–until another glimmer of hair is chin length and crudely pinned away from my face. Egads, eighteen-year-old me! Must you be such ingenuity was ignited. The resistance to complete the task can probably an embarrassment? I’m at Grauman’s Chinese Theboil down to the difficulty of revisiting one’s past. atre–the highlight of the trip–crouching down over Nothing is more embarrassing than reading your Marilyn Monroe‘s signature, putting my hands into teenage girl journal entries. What a time to be alive, her imprints. They were a perfect fit. I’m looking harboring illusions that you knew anything about life, up and smiling, my t-shirt riding up my back, exposlove, or maturity, while actually knowing nothing ing just a hint of white underwear and the lower back at all. tattoo I got in high school. Flipping through a mountain of photos, I notice While there are many memories I’d rather tuck that smiling in most; I know that in most cases, I’m away and cast aside, this photo represents a moment not happy. I have actual photographic evidence to remember: an image of a young girl in Hollyof good times wasted because I’m consumed with wood who still had so much to learn, pressing her worry…not only about my place in the room but fingers in the imprint of a woman who died trying to of my place in the world. I emailed a photo to find her way in the exact same town.

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Art Exposed Jurors’ Choice Prizes awarded Jurors’ Choice prizes were awarded at the opening of the Kamloops Arts Council’s Art Exposed Regional Exhibition on Friday, March 3. The awards came with $100 (1st) and $50 (2nd) cash prizes in each category, with a special prize of $50 in the youth age 8-14 category. Established Artist Category: 1st Place, 2D Established (presented by the TNRD): Debbie O’Donnell, Serpents (oil on panel); 2nd Place, 2D Established (presented by New Gold New Afton Mine): Janice Jarvis, Canyon (pastel); 1st Place, 3D Established: Christina McLean McNaney, Between Worlds (sculpture - epoxy, ceramic, paper mâché); 2nd Place, 3D Established: Kirsten Atkins, Mother Nature (textile). Emerging Artist Category: 1st Place, 2D Emerging (presented by Monte Creek Ranch) and Cheryl

Lynn Andrews, I Got Your Back (pastel); 2nd Place, 2D Emerging: Warren James, Home Sweet Home (marquetry); 1st Place, 3D Emerging: Lily Dalley, The Orchestra (automata); 2nd Place, 3D Emerging: Regina Sadilkova, Mom’s Had a Bad Day at the Office (mixed media). Youth Category: Youth Prize (ages 8-14, presented by Petland), Mya Morin, The Dancer (chalk/pastel) Honorable Mentions: Zachary Abney, Smoking Woman #1; Megan Blackmore, Mice on Venus; Dennis Cound, Good Tilled Earth; Marie Downing, Old Panhead; Vikki Ferguson, Cactus Wren’s Nest in Saguaro Cactus; Judy Harrison, Boys on the Water; Patricia House, Best Friend; Isaac, Eye of the Tiger; Sean Jackson, Blooddrunk (live); Paul Jaras, Untitled; Alicia McClain, Evolutions; Kieran Outerbridge,

Illuminating Wonders; Kelly Perry, Spring; Jack Quin, Wiggle Waggle; Joe Ratushniak, I’m Tripping Paddle; Dale Redfern, Damn Tomatoes; Regina Sadilkova, Waldorf & Statler Get Fit; Emma Tranah, Unique Polymer Clay Jewelry Experience; Olivia Tranah, Unique Chainmaille Experience; Vaughn Warren, Cybernetic Seahorse Sèance. This year’s jurors were Christine Beaton, Trish Armstrong-Gibson and Wendy Weseen. This year’s Art Exposed Regional Exhibition featured nearly 200 works of art by 150 area artists, from all ages. Unique to the TNRD, Art Exposed was open and area residents were invited to submit artwork in any medium - 2D and 3D. For more information and to view photos of the winning artwork visit the KAC website at www.kamloopsarts.ca.

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The Kamloops Blazers have added a trio of 16-year-olds to their roster for the remainder of the 2016-17 season which included local talent Max Palaga. Forward Brodi Stuart, defenseman Devan Harrison and goaltender Max Palaga have all joined the Blazers full-time after their midget teams were eliminated from the playoffs in their respective leagues. Stuart played this season with the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds of the B.C. Major Midget League. The 5’10” forward led his team in scoring with 18 goals, 26 assists and 44 points in 34 games this season. The Langley native has also played two regular season games with the Blazers this year. Harrison was the Blazers second round pick in the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft. The 6’2” and 170lb defenseman played with the Moose Jaw Generals of the Sas-

katchewan Midget AAA Hockey League. He had 5 goals and 24 assists for 29 points in 44 games this season. Palaga is a Kamloops native who played with the Thompson Blazers of the B.C. Major Midget League and was listed by the hockey club in September 2015. He has spent plenty of time with the Blazers this season with goaltender Connor Ingram away at the World Junior Championships. In one appearance with the Blazers this season, Palaga stopped six of seven shots in 19 minutes of playing time. The Blazers now have 26 players on their roster including three goaltenders, eight defensemen and 15 forwards. For ticketing information, please contact Ticketing & Promotions Coordinator, Missy Cederholm by phone at 778-4718068 or by email at mcederholm@ blazerhockey.com


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Local social worker’s long service recognized Thompson Nicola area social workers celebrated BC Social Work Week on Friday March 10, and recognized Secwepemc Child & Family Services Agency Executive Director Linda Thomas for her strong advocacy and distinguished service to our community. “Linda has a lengthy record of distinguished service in our community starting in the early 1990s” said BC Association of Social Workers President Michael Crawford, “She is a committed, caring, and compassionate social worker and lawyer, a community volunteer, and an activist.” Linda is of Cree and Norwegian ancestry, a member of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc, and the TteS community has been her home for over 30 years. Linda holds an Associate of Arts Diploma (UCC, now TRU), a Bachelor of Social Work (URegina), and a Bachelor of Laws (UBC). Linda began her social work career at Thompson Rivers University in the early 1990s as an Aboriginal Student Advisor providing academic, emotional, and social support to Aboriginal students. Linda developed and initiated Aboriginal Awareness Week to highlight and promote Aboriginal culture on campus. This program still runs 26 years later. “What really stands out when looking at Linda’s career is the work she has undertaken in service of Indigenous peoples,” said Crawford, “Among her many accomplishments, her work in establishing the Cknúcwentn First Nations Court in Kamloops - a provincial sentencing court for Aboriginal people - really stands out as significant.” The Cknúcwentn First Nations Court is one of only four such courts operating in the Provincial Court system within BC. Establishing the First Nations court in Kamloops has improved relationships between Aboriginal people and the legal system. Linda was presented with the Heart of the Grasslands Award at a luncheon that took place on noon, Friday, March 10th at the Henry Grube Educational Centre. Congratulations Linda!

Thompson Nicola BcASW executive members present Linda Thomas with the heart of the Grasslands Award, March 10. (L to R) Danae Martin, Jennifer Friend, Linda Thomas, Michael crawford

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Echo writer Alicia Ashcroft with George Stroumboulopoulos following TRU’s IDays Keynote panel, “A Conversation on Global Change” with Tom Rand, Kim Katrin Milan and Fabien Cousteau.

Grannies going wild with Tina Turner On March 28, Kamloops’ CanGo Grannies will be going wild with Tina Turner! Well, maybe not THE Tina Turner of “What’s Love Got to Do with It?” and “Simply the Best” classic rock fame, but everyone will be shaking their (ahem) “older” booties with world-renowned Tina Turner tribute artist, Luisa Marshall. The concert event will be a fundraiser for the Stephen Lewis Foundation Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign, a national initiative that has seen 240 groups of grandmothers and grand’others’ across Canada raise millions of dollars for a great cause. Launched in 2006, the Grandmothers Campaign was a Canadian grassroots response to the emerging crisis faced by African grandmothers as they struggled to care for millions of children orphaned by AIDS. The Campaign raises funds in Canada for the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s work with community level organizations in Africa that provide grandmothers and the children in their care with the necessities of life, including counseling, nutrition, shelter, school supplies and income generation activities. Since 2004, the Kamloops CanGo Grannies’ 20-30 active members (with many more friends) have proudly raised over $217,000 for African Grandmothers. Kamloops CanGo Grannies hope to reach a

fundraising milestone of 1 million dollars within the year. Fundraising activities so far have included spring plant sales, special dinners, and the sale of gift hampers and Christmas greenery baskets. On March 28th, Kamloops CanGo Grannies are counting on rock and roll nostalgia to attract Tina Turner fans of all ages for a fun night out that will also Sept 28 & 29raise funds for the Grandmothers Campaign. The Tina Turner/Luisa Marshall event is a bit different than our usual activities. The hope is people to will come out and have a good time, especially older women, who are so often stereotyped as passive homebodies. Kamloops CanGo Grannies want to shake things up with Luisa Marshall—she’s an amazing artist who has appeared on Oprah and Ellen. It’s going to be terrific…a good night to go wild! Grannies’ Go Wild with Tina is on Tuesday March 28 at 7:00 pm at the Coast Hotel (1250 Rogers Way). Tickets are available through Kamloops Live Box Office. Purchase your tickets online or by phoning 250-374-LIVE (5483). For more information, please call Jane (250) 434-4168. Read about the spectacular entertainer, Luisa Marshall: www.luisamarshall.com. CanGo Grannies: http://cangogrannies.weebly.com/ -- SLF Grandmothers Campaign: http:// www.grandmotherscampaign.org/

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Concerts, walks, dancing, singing and more! n Technology and Innovation Stobbe & J.J. Guy at Hal Rogers Speaker Series on the Digital Revo- Centre in Albert McGowan Park on lution Fri, Mar.17 8am-10am Moun- Tue. Mar. 21 at 2pm. FMI and tickets tain Room of the Campus Activity call 250-376-2330. Children 12 and Centre, TRU. Put on by BCLC and under are free. A workshop to folTRU. Register to attend: advance- low at 7 to 9pm at Heritage House for mentevents@tru.ca FMI contact those who wish to learn the skills of BCLC Media Relations 604-225- playing a fiddle. Register early. 6460 mediarelations@bclc.com n Council of Canadians meets n UJAMMA Drum Circle - March every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 17th 6 - 7:30 pm. (If possible please the Smorgasbord Deli (225-7th Ave) arrive by 5:50) at Lansdowne Village at 5:30pm. FMI call Anita or Dalton - Room 204, to the right of Booster 250-377-0055 or visit http://www. Juice. UJAMMA is a family event kamloopscanadians.ca/. Philosopher’s drum circle for all ages that will be on Café discussion Tues. Mar 21, 7pm. Fridays. To register, visit Kamloops n Kamloops Garden Club monthly Drum Connection Facebook page and meeting on Wed. Mar 22, at 7pm in see Events Post titled Registration List, Heritage House (100 Lorne St, Rivor text 250-318-0963, or email djem- erside Park). Guest speaker talking bedjango@hotmail.com. about Rats. n Barnhartvale Coffee House n CanGo Grannies presents (LouDoc & The Disorderlies Sat. Mar 18 isa Marshall as) Tina Turner at The doors open at 6:30pm, music starts at Coast Kamloops Hotel and Confer7pm. FMI: Chrisy @ 250-573-0025 or ence Centre (1250 Rogers Way), Tues. www.barnhartvalecoffeehouse.com Mar. 28 Show starts at 7pm. Tickets n Spring Break Camps at the BC available at Kamloops Live Box OfWildlife Park still has spaces avail- fice, 250-374-LIVE (5483) or call Jane able Mar 20-24 & 27-31. FMI call 250-434-4168 250-573-3242 ext 226 or ext 259 or n Annual Van Ryswyk Indoor email bookings@bcwildlife.org Track and Field Invitational n Walk To Embrace Cultural Mar.31-Apr. 2 at the Tournament CapDiversity Tues, Mar.21 11:00am-2pm, ital Center (910 McGill Rd) FMI visit walk starts at North Shore Business kamtrack.ca or call 250-851-2512 Improvement Association at Wilson n “Every Person Fits Differently” House (115 Tranquille Rd) ends at Benefit Concert for the Chris Rose Kamloops Immigrant Services Office Therapy Centre for Autism Fri. Mar. (448 Tranquille Rd). FMI contact 31, 7pm @ St. Paul’s Cathedral, 360 Immigrant Services 778-470-6101 Nicola St. n Resilience: Addressing the n Volunteers needed for Padlock Challenges of MS Tues. Mar 21st, Studios mic nights and live music 1-4 pm. Kamloops Alliance Church, events. Tasks to include collecting (200 Leigh Road) Pre-registration is donations, greeting attendees, some required. Please register by March setup/cleanup, assisting with restock15th by calling Sherry Wezner at ing bar. Approx. 2-4 evenings/month 1-800-268-7582 extension 7299 or for approx 3 hrs, (7:30-10:30pm). Fun e-mail sherry.wezner@mssociety.ca and creative environment! Text/call n Fiddler Concert with Gordon 250-320-5452, or e-mail padlockstu-

OpeN MiC - at The central Station Pub happens on the first and third Thursdays of every month, from 9pm to midnight! Bring your instrument, poetry, and appetites. Admission is free, look for the drink and meal specials! Next dates for are March 16, April 6 and April 20

dios@hotmail.com sis, a kidney donor or a recipient, or n Barnhartvale Coffee House anything in between. FMI call Edna Open Mic Nights are usually the 3rd at 250-376-6361, Dorothy at 250-573Saturday of each month, but please 2988 or Margaret at 250-819-3135. note the change of dates for the open n Parent-Child Mother Goose mic fundraiser for the music program Program Spring Schedule now availat RL Clemitson Elementary School able and registration for upcoming - moved to April 22 at 7pm. FMI: April sessions has begun. FMI email Chrisy @ 250-573-0025 or www. kelli@interiorcommunityservices. barnhartvalecoffeehouse.com bc.ca or call 250-554-3134 ext333 n Walk for Alzheimers Sun, May n Whole Food Plant Based Nutri7, Registration 9am; Walk at 10:30am tion Group - meets last Tuesday of – noon at Tournament Capital Centre every month; The Royal LePage (910 McGill Rd) Indoor and Outdoor Kamloops Realty; 322 Seymour St) Tracks, FMI or to Volunteer contact 7-9pm Free drop-in. Guest Speaker, Marg Rodgers 250-377-8200 Email: Karina Inkster. FMI Christine Lucas mrodgers65@telus.net or walk- 250-374-4455 foralzheimers.ca or kamwfm@hot- n All Inclusive Drop In Yoga - in mail.com or see the facebook Page conjunction with Inclusive Wellness “Kamloops Investors Group Walk for and The Kamloops Self-Advocate. Alzheimers.” Mondays 1-1:50pm by donation, open n Kamloops Kidney Support to everyone, including those with physGroup meets at 10am on the second ical or mental limitations. Let’s Move Sat. every month at Romeo’s Kitchen, Studio, 831 Victoria St. FMI: theka1250 Rogers Way. Chat about any- mloopsselfadvocate@yahoo.com or thing that is kidney-related, whether Let’s Move Studio letsmoveevents@ you may be pre-dialysis or on dialy- gmail.com or call 250-372-9642

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