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Free legal clinic for low-income residents The best things in life just seem to happen organically. Whether it is happenstance, fate, or just opportunity meeting preparation, nothing legendary ever seems to be planned. Bill Gates and the computer revolution came out of a garage after Bill dropped out of Harvard, Play-Doh was accidentally invented in 1955 while trying to make a wallpaper cleaner, potato chips came about after a chef who was fed up with a customer complaining that his potatoes weren’t crispy enough decided to slice them really thin and douse them in oil and salt. The list goes on and on but the idea remains the same. It is such fate, happenstance, and timing that has brought Christina Cook, new Kamloops resident and lawyer at Bilkey Law LLP, and the Interior Indian Friendship Society together with Access Pro Bono to open a free legal clinic here in Kamloops. “I went to the Friendship Centre originally to volunteer at the soup kitchen,” Christina says. “The kitchen didn’t need help that day and I went to add my name to the volunteer list. I didn’t happen to have a pen so I gave a gentleman by the name of Barry James my business card and he said ‘Oh, you are a lawyer!’ I asked if there was anything I could do that could use my skills like a free legal clinic and he said no, but that was a great idea!” And so came the beginnings of the new free legal clinic here in Kamloops and all out of a series of events that if they never happened would not have came to this conclusion. From there Christina met with the executive director of the Friendship Centre and the ball officially started to roll. “We partnered with Access Pro Bono who is a non-profit that offers a variety of services

Lawyers Ambrose Ng (L) and Christina Cook of Bilkey Law LLP are working with Access Pro Bono and the Interior Indian Friendship Society to run a free legal clinic in Kamloops. The clinic provides legal services to people of limited means throughout Kamloops and the surrounding areas, and is open to both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.

and told them we would love to set up a legal clinic. They couldn’t believe it and jumped on board.” Access Pro Bono brought with them the skills to actually set up the clinic. This organization has the knowledge, insurance for the lawyers and systems already in place like booking appointments and paperwork.

“Once we had everything all set up I sent a letter to every single lawyer in Kamloops asking for their participation,” continues Christina. “So far we have ten lawyers who have come out to volunteer. We are ultimately looking for 20 lawyers. Everyone was surprised at how little time they had to commit to. There – continued on page 2

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The Royal Inland Hospital’s Thrift Seller store is run by the RIH Ladies’ Auxiliary and raises funds for our local hospital, and has some great monthly events coming up. May 25 is the RIH Thrift Seller’s Wonderful Wednesday Sale, with everything half price storewide (excluding jewelry and collectables). Family Appreciation Day happens May 28, and all items in the store are half price (excluding

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jewelry and collectables) On June 6 you can head down to the Thrift Seller and check out their Senior Appreciation Day, where shoppers ages 55+ can save 30 per cent (excluding collectables). You are invited to come check out their new spring displays! They are located at 146 Victoria St. and are open Monday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Story telling for nurses First Nation elders have long relied on storytelling as a means to preserve and share history and knowledge. Through an ongoing collaboration between researchers, practitioners and Secwepemc Nation elders, new research is now underway through December 2012 to use traditional storytelling to help nurses provide culturally safe care for First Nation elders with memory loss. Researcher co-lead, Dr. Wendy Hulko of Thompson Rivers University and practitioner colead, Elisabeth Antifeau of Interior Health have received a $213,700 grant from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research through the BC Nursing Research Initiative. “First Nation elders have been an overlooked population in dementia research. Yet, dementia appears to be increasing among this group due to the aging demo-

graphic and the high rates of risk factors that are a consequence of colonization, such as diabetes, low socio-economic status, obesity, cardiovascular disease, and lower levels of formal education,” explains Hulko. The research team, including nursing and social work academics from TRU and UBC and practitioners from Interior Health, will focus on translating findings from earlier research into front-line nursing practice using traditional storytelling and the Indigenous Cultural Competency training currently available to health authorities in B.C. The project builds on relationships and knowledge developed through the initial First Nations Perspectives on Dementia exploratory research undertaken by the project co-leaders, in collaboration with elders from the Secwepemc Nation.

Community legal advice – continued from page 1 is minimal time requireed and no set volunteer time. Each lawyer will volunteer about two hours per month. The clinic happens once per week and right now we get to see four clients. Each week Access Pro Bono sends out an email and if you have time that week you sign up. With 20 lawyers we would get to see eight clients per week and each lawyer would volunteer once per four to six weeks. We would like to see some of the bigger firms come on board. This is also really great experience for junior lawyers.” The Clinic provides legal services to people of limited means throughout Kamloops and the

surrounding areas, and is open to both Aboriginal and nonAboriginal people. It runs every Thursday from 4:00 p.m.to 6:00 p.m. and started last Thursday. It aims to provide people with thirty minutes of free legal advice and will help point them in the right direction on whether they have a valid case, if they should seek permanent counsel or what their next step should be. People can obtain more information or book an appointment by calling 1-877762-6664. If you would like to come on board as a volunteer lawyer you can contact Christina Cook at cjcook@bilkey.ca or Access Pro Bono directly at 1-877-762-6664. Tanya Orozco, freelance

The Scotiabank MS Walk took place May 15 with the participation of 100 volunteers and 375+ walkers, including the Lowrey Family, who were out in full force to support their husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather Stan Lowrey (front right) who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2006.

Bright Red Bookshelf for kids It started in Halifax with the Mitten Project at the 2011 Canada Winter Games and now in Kamloops at the upcoming Western Canada Summer Games (WCSG), the ABC’s of Team BC Legacy Project will collect and donate new and gently used books for the children of Kamloops. Team BC will send 356 athletes aged 12 to 22 and 69 coaches to the 2011 Western Canada Summer Games.

Team BC, in partnership with Literacy in Kamloops (LinK), will launch the “Bright Red Bookshelf” project in Kamloops. The ABC’s of Team BC Legacy Project (Athletes Believing in Communities) teams up with LinK to fill custom-built bright red bookshelves placed in designated locations in Kamloops with new and

gently used children’s books. Children can enjoy these free books at the sites and take them home. Team BC mission staff will lead the collection of books, designated for children from birth to 12 years old, from Team BC athletes, coaches, managers, parents, partners and MLAs. The initiative demonstrates the social responsibility and mobilizes the goodwill that Team BC members feel as participants in a multisport Games event. LinK is looking for agencies or organizations that would like to participate in the program and house a bookshelf. Agencies who wish to join in this project can contact LinK at 250-372-9373. The 2011 Western Canada Summer Games take place August 5 to 14 in Kamloops and will bring together approximately 2,300 Canadian athletes competing in 18 sports. Literacy in Kamloops (LinK) is a group of interested community partners who work together to increase the literacy levels of children, youth and adults within our community. LinK works with community partners to develop, maintain and expand literacy programs for all ages.


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What are your plans for May long weekend?

The Kamloops Chapter of the Royal Arch Free Masons helps support the programs and services of the New Life Mission with a recent cheque donation. Present for the event were (L-R) Denis Carriere - Past Grand First Principal, Kamloops Royal Arch Masons; Kelly Row Executive - Director of New Life Mission; and Richard Balch - Treasurer, Kamloops Royal Arch Masons.

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Support Mainstage and win tickets The City of Kamloops is donating 2 tickets to Theatre BC (TBC) for Burton Cummings’s live concert at the Interior Savings Centre in Kamloops on May 31 at 8:00 p.m. Every person who signs up to be a $100.00 patron for Theatre BC’s annual provincial community theatre festival Mainstage

will be entered for a chance to win the two concert tickets valued at $105.00 ea! Deadline for patronages is May 27 at 12noon. The concert ticket draw will be May 27 at 1:00pm. For more info, call Kamloops TBC Office at 778-4715620 or check their website at www. tbcmainstage.ca

Track and field champs compete

The Kamloops Track and Field Club is hosting two events this weekend. Come on out to a festival of 100 meter races for kids called “So, You Think You’re Fast!� on May 19 at Hillside Stadium at the Tournament Capital Centre. Sign up at is at 3:15 p.m. and racing begins at 3:30 p.m. The order of competition is by age group, from oldest to youngest. The next day sees the major Centennial

Provincial Meet taking place on May 21 to 22. Events begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday and 8:00 a.m. on Sunday at Hillside Stadium. Track events run from oldest to youngest, women then men. Since this meet is sanctioned by BC Athletics, there will be top competitors competing from across B.C. and Alberta. Records are sure to be set or broken. The public is welcome to come out and cheer the athletes on.

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Wonderful upcoming theatre season Western Canada Theatre (WTC) has announced their 36th season of theatre for 2011-2012. This is the first season programmed by general manager Lori Marchand, and new artistic director Daryl Cloran. The season opens at The Pavilion Theatre with one of the finest dramas of the 20th century, Betrayal by Harold Pinter. It is the story of a love triangle, told in reverse. The first Sagebrush production is Letters from Wingfield Farm by Dan Needles, starring Rod Beattie. It is the hilarious tale about a captain of industry trading his pinstripe suit for overalls as he retreats to a hundred acre farm to embrace a less complicated world. WCT’s big family production will be the delightful musical parable Joseph and the Technicolor® Dreamcoat by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. It is set to a cornucopia of musical styles and featuring a chorus of children from

General manager Lori Marchand (L), and artistic director Daryl Cloran are climbing aboard the new theatre season, which is a chance for Kamloops audiences to take pride in their gem of a professional theatre.

the Kamloops Thompson Honour Choir! The first production of 2012 stars Lorne Cardinal of Corner Gas fame in For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again by Michel Tremblay. Cardinal as the narrator regales the audience with tales about his feisty mother.

Next is Noises Off by Michael Frayn, unquestionably the funniest backstage farce ever written. The final show of the season is near and dear to Daryl’s heart. Daryl created UBUNTU (The Cape Town Project) and is a great way for Daryl

to introduce Kamloops to work he is very proud of. The multi-cultural production stars actors from Canada and South Africa andis filled with music, dance and different languages. The 25th Annual Putnum County Spelling Bee by William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin ends the subscription season at the Pavilion Theatre, and is a charming, clever and sweet-natured musical comedy about six precocious, quirky and neurotic children competing for the title of spelling bee champ. And wait, there is one extra surprise! In the fall 2011, WCT is partnering with the Kamloops Convention Centre to present Mitch Albom’s Tuesdays with Morrie, starring Jamie Farr (Corporal Klinger from TV’s M*A*S*H)! This show is not a part of the WCT season subscription, but subscribers get first crack tickets until June 18.


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Innovative eco-friendly Lizzie Bits It is almost impossible to know the meaning of love before you have a child. Once a child comes into your life it changes you forever. The world today is a fast paced, disposable jungle and sometimes parenthood tends to get lost in it. Mother of three and entrepreneur Jennifer Harbaruk wants to help you change that and has opened the Lizzie Bits Baby Co. right here at Lansdowne Village to do just that. “Lizzie Bits Baby Co. was inspired to create a fantastic and convenient place to shop for your children, your children’s children, and other important children in your life!� explains Jenn. “We feature a unique selection of hard to find, quality items from around the planet, maintaining our focus on one of the most important aspects of being a baby: diapering! Following the birth of our third child (Elizabeth), we set out looking for a way to share the amazing products that we have used and are still using and that we feel are of benefit to parents everywhere.� Lizzie Bits Baby Co. focuses on innovative and eco-friendly products as well as having a beautiful selection of consignment goods for children from babies to age 16. In addition to being cloth diaper specialists, they have spent time in the local community; meeting others, trying their products and helping bring them to you. Their Mompreneur Program as they call it stocks a huge variety of products from local Kamloops grown businesses including Delish Naturals, Kustom Kribs, Wendykins Creations, L’il Ms. & Mr., Zenbaby, Receiving Cuddles, Plush Off, Leta, My Strider Bike and more. “We have twice monthly cloth diapering seminars at the shop,� continues Jenn. “On a Wednesday evening each month between 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. and a Sunday from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., we have a fantastically jam- packed info night on all things cloth! It is completely free and in fact, I’ll even pay you to be there! Just for coming to hang out with me, I’ll give you a $25 gift certificate towards the purchase of $100 or more worth of cloth diapers and accessories! It’s green for green.� The consignment portion of the store is just as glorious as the rest. They only stock and buy previously loved items in perfect shape.

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This includes all clothing, gear and accessories. Each month they have an extraordinary bag sale which is usually the third week of every month. This is when you get to fill your shopping bag with consignment clothing and shoes for only $30. The next sale is this Monday, May 23, so be sure to stop by and check it out. If you have consignment to sell, they offer a 50 per cent split on quality children’s wear and gear with items accepted Monday through Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There is a two

bag/box limit drop off per account per month and you are encouraged to call ahead for rules and guidelines or read them online at www. lizziebaby.ca. The next time you need to find anything children-related, head over to Lizzie Bits Baby Co. at Lansdowne Village in between Cooper’s Foods and the Dollar Giant. They are now open six days a week but as of June 1, they will be open Sundays as well. You can also reach them by phone at 250374-8706. Tanya Orozco, freelance

Be a spirit warrior Are you a breast cancer survivor looking for fun, fitness and friendship? The Spirit Warriors dragon boat team is a great group of women who meet Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:45 p.m. at the Pioneer Park boat launch starting in May. Lat June the Spirit Warriors participated in the International Dragon Boat Festival (for breast cancer survivor teams only). With 15 of their team members and some good friends from around B.C. and in Ontario, they paddled to a final placing of 17th among 74 teams from around the world, including South Africa, England,

Italy, Australia, New Zealand, US and Canada. Their team members stepped up to the challenge of competing with 1,628 other paddlers coming from different corners of the world. It is a sisterhood coming together to raise awareness that they have courage, they have fight, they have fun and most of all, they have the support of each other. The Spirit Warriors dragon boat team is always looking for new members. No experience required! Call Laima at 250-377-1947 or Midge at 250-374-2566 for information. You can also learn more at www.spiritwarriors.ca.

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Come out and join the Purina Walk for Dog Guides on Sunday, May 29 at the Kamloops Yacht Club at 1140 River Street. Registration is at 12:00 noon and the walk begins at 1:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome, so bring your dogs and children and have some fun! One hundred per cent of the donations go directly towards Lions Foundation of Canada’s Dog Guide Program. For more information call 250573-3217 or visit www.purinawalkfordogguides.com.

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If there’s one thing I’m sure of, called the language of compasand I’m definitely not sure of a sion. “What I want in my life lot of things, it’s that communi- is compassion, a flow between cation skills are a learned skill myself and others based on a and even good communication mutual giving from the heart” skills have to be practiced daily is how the founder, Marshall B. in order for any of Rosenberg, of the us to become strong Centre for Non Vioand competent comlent Communication municators in every describes his vision and any situation. for this way of comI’ve learned a vamunicating. riety of techniques This type of comover the years to munication includes help develop both compassion and my verbal and writnon-judgment and ten communication innovative changes acceptance. Its prinskills because comciples are very simiKim Jensen munication involves lar to Buddhism and speaking (spoken or written other spiritual practices. You can word and or body language) and find some learning resources for listening (or reading) as well as non-violent communication at understanding the meaning of www.cnvc.org. This is just one the message, including its con- more technique though, comtext and the emotions involved. bined with many others, which I’ve learned and practiced we can use to improve our republic speaking skills, presen- lationships with one another, tation skills, empathetic listen- friend or stranger. Take care of ing skills, active listening skills, you and yours. conflict resolution skills, nonYou can contact Kim at Inviolent intervention skills, cus- novative Changes by email at tomer service skills, and writ- inchange@telus.net or by following skills, just to name some of ing me on Twitter or Facebook or the many ways that we can all by my blog on my website at infurther develop our skills for re- novativechanges.com. lating and communicating with You can also listen to my radio each other, at work and at play. show called "Community ConOne of the most recent ways of nections" on CFBX 92.5 FM on communicating that I’ve been Thursdays from 3 - 4 pm and conlearning about is non-violent tact me by email there at commucommunication (NVC), also nityconnections@thex.ca.

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Reaching the end of a job interview, the Human Resources person asked the young MBA fresh out of MIT, “And what starting salary were you looking for?” The candidate said, “In the neighborhood of $125,000 a year, depending on the benefits package.” The HR person said, “Well, what would you say to a package

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The Arts Club Theatre Company’s production Mom’s the Word: Remixed is an international success story, and is in Kamloops for a few days only as a fundraiser for Western Canada Theatre! The shockingly hilarious Moms reunite to bring highlights from the smash hits Mom’s the Word and Mom’s the Word 2: Unhinged. They’ll share their true, intimate tales of the heartache and joy of parenthood, from bun in the oven to the terrible twos to the terrifying teens. The show’s run is May 18-20 at the Sagebrush Theatre. Tickets are available at Kamloops Live! Box Office at 250-374-5483. Photo courtesy of David Cooper.

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TAURUS (Apr 21-May 21)  This will not be the time to give too much to your children. Things will be hectic and family members will be erratic. Get involved in activities that will be fun for the whole family. You may not be too pleased with the actions of those you live with. GEMINI (May 22-June 21)  Don’t delay; go to your physician or dentist and get to the bottom of the discomfort. It’s time to reevaluate your motives. Don’t let other people meddle in your private affairs. Friends and relatives may be hard to take this week. CANCER (June 22-July 22)  Travel opportunities should be your first choice. Take positive action. You may be overreacting to personal problems. You need to mingle with people who can spark enthusiasm and confidence in you. LEO (July 23-Aug 22)  Take care of chores that have been hanging over your head. Changes in your domestic scene are apparent. Your bankbook will suffer and your restrictions will put a damper on your relationship. Your stability will aid you in getting support from your fellow workers.\ VIRGO (Aug 23-Sept 23) You will gain a lot if you listen. Do whatever your mate wants; it really doesn’t matter as long as you’re together. Don’t blow situations out of proportion. Emotional matters may not be easy for you to handle. LIBRA (Sept 24-Oct 23)  Use your inventiveness to find solutions. Minor accidents could cause trauma and major setbacks. Put your efforts into job advancement. So smile! SCORPIO (Oct 24-Nov 22) Your dedication and fortitude when dealing with humanitarian groups will enhance your reputation. Try to deal with the problems of those less fortunate; however, don’t allow them to make unreasonable demands. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23-Dec 21)  Don’t hold yourself back because you think you’re too old. You can make major accomplishments while on short trips. Use some diplomacy to get your point across delicately. Sudden romantic encounters will set your head spinning. CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 20)  Do some research if you want to find information that you can apply against the opposition you face. You will have no problem getting your point across to those in a position to help you. AQUARIUS (Jan 21-Feb 19)  Expect to have more people on your domestic scene. Expect your workload to be heavy. Make sure that you take time to remember those you love. AcknowledgeBOTP your- 1.4 lover’s needs. Mar10.indd 1 PISCES (Feb 20-Mar 20) Your mate, however, may not be too pleased with you. Get down to business. Make sure that new mates live up to your high standards. Interaction with colleagues will only be upsetting. Debates will stifle passion and result in estrangement. ARIES (Mar 21-April 20)  Take time to help a friend who hasn’t been feeling well. Take time to listen to the problems of family members. Be sure that the person you’re drawn to is not already involved. Look out for yourself this week. Horoscopes courtesy of astrologer Michael Thiessen. For daily horoscopes go to www.astrology-online.com

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