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Ditch the car and try two-wheel transport You don’t need to explain the benefits of biking to downtown lawyer Rob McDiarmid and his fellow biking pals. Rob and company meet every single weekday morning at 6:30 a.m. from spring until fall and pedal their way to good health. “The old guys meet every morning at Caffe Motivo,” explains Rob. “We ride for an hour and have been doing so for about 10 years.” This group, which at its peak is about 12 strong, is comprised of members from all across our community. Their one hour ride takes them farther than I have ever been on a bike and usually includes some sort of hill climb and exhaustive workout. “We have all known each other for a long time,” furthers Rob. “We all ski and originally this was a way to keep fit for skiing in the off season. We usually ride roughly 30 kilometres. We have normal routes that we follow; out to the Dallas Store, Raleigh, the Dunes, out to Cinnamon Ridge, Batchelor, Westsyde and more. We try to ride into the wind so we can blow home. We share tips on equipment, buy stuff together, discuss websites and once we finish, we all have a coffee together and then go home and shower for work.” This group is the perfect example of how biking can fit into your lifestyle if you so choose. If you have ever thought about breaking out on two wheels and commuting into the downtown core via bicycle, there is no better time than now. Not only has the weather just started to calm down and even show a glimpse of sun, but we are also about to embark on the official Bike to Work Week which runs from May 30 to June 5. It’s not as hard as you think it might be. • Gov’t Certified Technicians LOCK & KEY RAY’S • Rekey Locks and Keys Cut • Commercial & Residential • Personalized Service • Replace Lost Keys • Unlock Doors Incl. trip charge and service • Electric Strikes • Automotive • Door Closures and up • High Security Locks • Canada Post Mailboxes • Padlocks, Deadbolts and Safes

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(L-R) Ray Perreault, Manny Mattis, Richard Blair, Vincent Kong and Robert McDiarmid are some of the members of a group of friends who have been riding together every weekday morning for ten years.

If you take a look around, you’ll see that many of the people in our community bike to work on a fairly regular basis. Stephen from Kennell’s Shoes has been bicycling to work for the last 16 years. He used to do it year round but now does on non rainy and snowy days. You can also often see popular yogi Christina Schieberle pedaling her way to the studio, and the Echo’s own editor Natasha Lyndon pushes

her pedals to work on a semi-regular basis. These active downtown folks show us that with a little bit of will, we can all break out of our cars even for one day a week and travel to work on bike. Not only is it great for the environment, but it is great for our health and pocket book as well. If you think you have what it takes, consider joining in on Bike to – continued on page 2

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campaign takes huge leap Trade investment forum ICU Media, staff, and loyal donors as the second member of Team The Trade and Investment Representative (TIR) Roadshow is a forum presented by Venture Kamloops in which your company will be able to build valuable contacts, relationships and networks in foreign markets with BC Trade Reps. This is also a great opportunity for our community to market Kamloops to the BC Trade Reps and help put us on the map internationally. The BC Ministry of Tourism, Trade and Investment will be bringing the province’s network of overseas trade and investment representatives to the Thompson-Okanagan region to meet with companies that are actively looking to expand their exports beyond traditional markets or actively seeking investment for well-defined projects The TIRs represent the international markets of Americas, Japan, Korea, North and South China, India and Europe. The reps have broad experience in a wide array of industry sectors such as transportation, logistics, environmental technologies (Green Energy), advanced machinery and natural resources. The TIR Roadshow takes place on May 27, 8:30am – 4:30pm at Interior Savings Centre, Parkside Lounge. Register you attendance today at this free event by emailing Cindy at: or calling 250-828-6818.

of the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation gathered at Zimmer Wheaton last week to hear the new total for the Mark Recchi 365 Day Challenge to the community to raise the remaining funds for the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in RIH. The total raised to date took a leap from $1.3 million to $1.9 million. With just over $1 million dollars left to raise for the campaign, Rob Zimmer and the Family of Dealerships joined

Recchi. For the months of May and June, all three dealerships will donate $100 for every used or new vehicle purchased. For almost 30 years, critically ill and injured patients have received life-saving care in the ICU at RIH. The modern ICU will bring upgraded technology, improved privacy, greater efficiencies for hospital staff, and much-needed support and comfort to patients and their families and friends.

Bear the torch this summer

If you missed the Olympics in 2010 here is your chance to experience the thrill and excitement of being a torch bearer in a major multi-sport event! The Western Canada Summer Games (WCSG) are coming to Kamloops August 5 to 14 and 40 torch bearers will be selected to take part in the opening ceremonies torch relay. This symbolic event will start at the Kamloops Airport and make its way through the city

where it will end in a final, triumphant lighting of the caldron at the opening ceremonies in Interior Savings Centre. To enter the torch bearer contest, pick up an application form at the Games Office at 262 Lorne St. or download it from the WCSG website at and email to Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of this historic event in Kamloops. Deadline for submissions is June 24.

Ride your bike to work week – continued from page 1 Work Week (BTWW). “Kamloops Bike to Work/Bike to School Week is back for its fourth year,” explains Johanne Rene, coordinator of Kamloops Bike to Work Week. “During the week of May 30th, we invite all businesses and their employees to challenge themselves to ‘Bike to Work’. Participation is free, and there will be lots of prizes for teams and individuals. We are working closely with the City of Kamloops and the organizing committee, comprised of volunteers, to put together a series of events leading up to and including the duration of BTWW.”

More information about BTWW can be found online at, including signup forms and a great map put out by the City of Kamloops which shows all designated, marked and unmarked bike routes in the city. No matter what area of town you are coming from, there is some sort of designated, tested and safe route for you to follow. Once you get downtown, pedal your bike into your office or use one of the six bike racks on Victoria Street. Just remember to bring a lock! Happy Biking! Tanya Orozco, freelance

Pictured (L-R) are the proud parents of Mark Recchi, Ruth Recchi & Mel Recchi, Rob Zimmer from Zimmer Wheaton, and Veronica Carroll, executive officer Royal Inland Hospital Foundation at the funding announcement event for the ICU campaign.

Host concerts in your home Home Routes is a not-forprofit organization dedicated to making music more accessible to a greater number of people, enriching community culture and supporting professional artists. Organizing house concert circuits, they are a revolution in the Folk music world, and are now recruiting volunteer hosts for their upcoming season. Each artist on tour performs 12 concerts in 14 days. Each volunteer house concert host presents six shows over the course of a season. Since its inception in 2007, Home Routes has grown to 14 circuits involving over 150 urban and rural communities! Hosts commit to six house concerts per season and to promote the house concerts to their networks; an audience of approximately 30 friends and family members make for a warm and personable atmosphere. Hosts

also provide accommodations and a healthy home-cooked meal for the one or two artists performing. All ticket sale proceeds (normally $20) go directly to the artist. There is no cost to the host or kids under 12. Home Routes provides artistic direction and coordinates the circuits. No sound system necessary! All performers are acoustic musicians who will present the same concert in a home that they would normally at larger theatres or venues. Home Routes promotes the joy of contributing to the cultural and social vitality of the community, for people of all ages, through quality musical activities. To contact Home Routes call 204-480-3380 or email them at: HomeRoutes@ For more information, go to their website at


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(L-R) Paulette Borowsky, Ryan Scorgie, Jill Barrett, and Brenda Bumstead work the grill at Morelli Chertkow’s lunchtime BBQ in celebration of their law firm’s 100th anniversary. All proceeds from the BBQ went to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Vote for Big Brothers Big Sisters Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kamloops & Region have been chosen as a finalist in The Keg Steakhouse & Bar Thanks a Million! campaign. In honour of their 40th anniversary, The Keg is donating $1,000,000 to the communities that have contributed so greatly to their success. The campaign is donating 40 grants of $25,000 to fund community projects. If they were to win, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kamloops & Region would put this grant towards their Sports Mentorship

Project that matches an adult with a child that needs encouragement in pursuing a sport both are interested in. Many children really want to participate in a sport but lack the money or support. From now until June 14 you can vote for the Big Brothers Big Sisters project by going to this website: Simply go to the ‘Thanks a Million’ link and search for Sports Mentorship Project. You can vote every day until June14!

Calling all summer artisan vendors

The Kamloops Heritage Society is proud to again be hosting the Artisan Square at Gaglardi Park, every Saturday morning in July and August. This very successful event brings together talented local artisans and entertainers in the beautiful park beside St. An-

Fresh Food. Great Service. Now serving lunch weekdays 11 - 2pm.

drews On the Square at 159 Seymour St. Last year the Artisan Square had over 5000 visitors through the park. Artisans are invited to book their vendor’s spot now by phoning Mel at 250377-4232 or by visiting the website at:

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summer buzz The recent Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association’s LiveMADness Downtown Spring Arts Festival was abuzz with activity. Pictured here enjoying the sunshine and community spirit are: Kristina Moller (R), Customer Care & Patrol Ambassador (CAP) Team supervisor, sharing a hug with the Blazer’s mascot Digger. Professional face painter Krystal Williams (below) making children happy.

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Fun guy Uncle Chris the Clown (above) and the kids bubbling over with joy. Artist Kathleen Raven (left) working on her newest ceramic objects at her sidewalk stand. She was one of many artists, musicians, and dancers who were part of the annual event.

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Exciting future for Science Centre

To the editor: Since its inception, the BIG Little Science Centre (BLSC) has gone from success to success, expanding its offerings and availability. Initially, we were a special asset for one school, then for the entire Kamloops school district, then the regional district and now the province. School children from Kamloops and surrounding districts have joined kids, parents and educators from the rest of British Columbia and Canada, as well as the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, China, Japan, New Zealand, Pakistan, and other countries, in experiencing an entertaining, educational and instructive science experience. Members of the public can now visit during after-school times and on Saturdays. We are very proud of our Science Centre and the support it has received from numerous individuals and organizations, locally, provincially and na-

tionally. Bryan Tisdall, the President and CEO of Science World said our science centre “could be a model for every district in the province”. The very existence of the Science Centre has contributed to the success of Bert Edwards Science and Technology School (BEST), whose science and technology enrichment is a first for BC. However, the very success of Bert Edwards is causing a squeeze on the space available to the Centre within the school, which is compounded by the Centre’s own need for extra space as we add to our offerings. The Directors of the BIG Little Science Centre Society have decided that the timing and circumstances are right foa new science centre building of our very own. This is an exciting time for the BLSC. A facility of our own would open up many new possibilities for the BLSC to promote fun hands-on science in Kamloops. We know there

is strong community support for the Centre and believe this is an opportunity for the citizens of Kamloops and surrounding communities to have their say in developing this resource. If you are interested in getting involved in the design and/or construction of the new facility, please contact Gord Stewart at the BLSC at 250554-2572 or The BLSC will look at short-term options to alleviate this reduced available space in BEST School. One possibility is the construction of some temporary buildings on the grounds at BEST School. Another option is to lease unused space at a different district school. If you would like to discuss what is happening in more detail or wish to help with the process please contact Gord Stewart. This is your Science Centre; this is your opportunity! Submitted by the Board of Directors, BIG Little Science Centre Society


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Creating coffee art you’ll like a lattĂŠ! There is something about a great tasting, good looking specialty coffee that just starts the day off right. Whether it is a latte, mocha, macchiato or any espresso based milk beverage, there is no reason it can’t taste good and be beautiful. Ever since the revolution of the coffee culture in the Pacific Northwest in the 1980’s, the importance of not only having a great tasting coffee, but one that is also aesthetically pleasing has been on the rise. Now when you go into many high end coffee shops you will see baristas all over the country and the world showing pride in their product and work, serving you beverages that really are a piece of art – latte art. Here in town this practice is practiced by the superb baristas at Caffe Motivo. With three locations around the city, Caffe Motivo believes that spending a little more time and attention on each cup goes a long way. Never ones to keep their love of coffee to themselves, they are inviting the entire community to come down and try their hand at pouring their own latte art. “We want to invite anyone who is involved in the coffee community and wants to come pour some latte art to come and join us for the first ever Okanagan Barista Jam here in Kamloops,â€? explains Greg Hanycz, Caffe Motivo barista extraordinaire. “This is a chance for coffee lovers and coffee nerds to come and see how big our coffee community actually is.â€? The Caffe Motivo boys just got back from the first Okanagan Barista Jam hosted by John Bigsley of Blenz Kelowna and enjoyed it so much that they have invited everyone from all around to join them here in Kamloops to keep


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Do you think you can pour a latte that rivals those of the professionals? If your answer is yes you may just want to be at the downtown Caffe Motivo for the first ever Okanagan Barista Jam held in Kamloops. Caffe Motivo’s Greg Hanycz (L) and Jesse Harding, and crew will be going head to head pouring latte art with professional and non-professional baristas from all over the region.

the party going. The Barista Jam is happening this Monday, May 30 at 7:00 p.m. at the Caffe Motivo Victoria Street location. “It is free and open to the public,� finishes Greg. “Anyone can come watch or participate. Just come and sign up on the sheet of paper. We will have seasoned veterans and rookies going head to head. Although it is a competition, not a lesson, you don’t need to be

a professional, anyone who feels worthy and wants to take a stab at it is welcome. Come show us what you got.� So if you think you can pour a latte that rivals those of the professionals, head to the downtown Caffe Motivo at 229 Victoria Street, this May 30 at 7:00 p.m. for the first ever Okanagan Barista Jam here in town. Tanya Orozco, freelance


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Get Mira to the Games

In the May 12th issue of the Echo we introduced you to Mira Singh, a local downtown Pilates instructor and co-owner of the Natural Strength Crossfit gym, who is training to compete in the International CrossFit 2011 Games being held in California in July. In order to get there she has to do some fundraising and is looking for donations and sponsors. If you want to support Mira, feel free to make a donation by going to the website:, and go to the “Get Mira to the Games” link on the left hand side.

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Kamloops is hosting the provincial Festival of the Performing Arts for the first time in eight years, with about 400 performers expected to compete. Running from June 5 to June 9, the arts event brings together those who have won awards in 34 regional festivals. The festival focuses on arts ranging from classical voice through most instruments to speech arts and various forms of dance. There will be adjudicated sessions, classes, coaching, workshops and tech-

SWAT TOT There were a variety of fun and informative public awareness events and displays for Police Week, including the annual Bike Rodeo. RCMP Constable Robbins of the South East District Tactical Team helps five-year old Cooper Felker check out the gear.

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nique instruction for participants. Winners can go on to the national Music Festival, which this year is being held in Antigonish, N.S. Performances will take place at the Sagebrush and Pavilion Theatres, in various churches, and at Thompson Rivers University. There are special evening concerts, and tickets for those are on sale at the Kamloops Live Box Office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-374-5483, For more information about the festival, visit their website at: www.


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TALK of the Town n Family History Society Meeting is May 26, 7-9 pm at Heritage House, 100 Lorne St. Topic is “Searching Cemeteries”. Guests & new members welcome. For info call 250-579-2078. n Beauty Code Boutique is now open at their new location at 222 Victoria St. and they are having a Grand Opening Event on May 26 from 3-6pm. Product giveaways, door prizes, complimentary stations to try out services including new “Blow Dry Bar.” Everything in store is 10 per cent off! n Celebrating Survival Dinner – May 27, 6pm hors d’oeuvres reception, 8pm din-

ner. TRU Grand Hall. Fundraiser for the Kamloops Brain Injury Association. Tickets available at 250-372-1799 or 250-376-3016. n Pure Cuisine Grand Opening - May 27 & 28, 10am-5pm at 442 Victoria St. with amazing prizes and samples. Free classes on May 28. Call 250-851-8194 to book your spot. n Join Game On! Interactive Fitness at 444 St. Paul St. to celebrate youth on May 28, 11am – 6pm. Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation provides hot dogs and drinks by donation 12-2pm. For more info call 250374-4263.

n Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary Bake Sale is on May 28, 10am to 4pm at the Legion Hall, 425 Lansdowne Street. No early sales! For more info call Joan 250-579-9220. n Massage in Schools Pro­gram­ Instructor Training. May 28 & 29 at Kamloops Academy of Learning 699 Victoria St. For massage therapists, teachers, early childhood educators and those working with children. For more info please call Jenn Johnson RMT at 778-220-0589. n Pregnancy, Baby and Juvenile Expo is on May 29, 12-5pm at Sahali Mall 945

Columbia St. All proceeds to BC Children’s Hospital for Lizzie Harbaruk. n Riverside Lawn Bowling Club - Learn to lawn bowl free lessons at Riverside Park start May 1. Mon, Wed, Fri. at 7pm, Tue. & Thur. at 10am Sundays at 2pm. For more info call Bob 250-377-4026 or Irene 250-374-4273. n Interested in the Canadian Air Force? 886 Overlander Wing of the Air Force Assoc. of Canada meets monthly on Wednesdays. For more information call Mike at 250-318-5777.

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Trigger Point therapist Paul Laviolette was in town recently offering his innovative form of therapy. Pictured here is Jennifer Strange receiving a treatment from Paul.

Local Air Cadets rewarded Three members of 204 Black Maria Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron will be rewarded for their years of participation and service as air cadets on Sunday, May 29 at an event that is open to the public. The cadets will receive the Air Cadet Service Medal (AirCSM) from Mr. Richard Taylor, BC Air Cadet League Representative at their 69th Annual Ceremonial Review at the McArthur Island Youth Centre.

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Receiving their award on Sunday May 29 at 1:00 p.m. are Flight Sergeant Elizabeth Sharp, Flight Sergeant Jordan Wilman, and Sergeant Ryan Wallace “This medal is a small way to recognize their service and demonstrates that tenacity, loyalty and dedication are important character traits,� says Andrew Idzikowski, chairperson of the 204 Black Maria Squadron Sponsoring Committee.

River water high - With warmer temperatures approaching, the Thompson-Nicola Regional District would like to remind residents about high stream flows. Although flooding is not expected on the larger rivers at this time, many smaller tributary streams will reach full bank conditions with average seasonal flows. Recent warm temperatures and rainfall falling on high elevation snowpack have generated high volumes of runoff in these streams. Residents living in low lying areas are advised to be on the alert for high water flows and keep children away from unstable riverbanks. Use extreme caution or contact local authorities to remove plugged culverts. Also, just a reminder that cooler and faster flowing water exists for those who may be doing recreational boating. Should you notice flooding in your area, please contact the Provincial Emergency Program 24 hour Emergency Coordination Centre at 1-800-663-3456. shriners parade - The Gizeh Shriners of British Columbia and Yukon invite the public to watch their Kamloops Kapers Kidz Kount Spring Ceremonial parade, which takes place May 28. The parade starts at 10:30 a.m. and the route runs from City Hall and travels along Victoria St. to the Memorial Arena on Victoria and 7th Avenue. For more info contact Dave Costain at 250-851-0364.

Diabetes connection

Appropriate blood glucose testing Before I review the treatment of If you are newly diagnosed - testlong-term complications of diabe- ing is the best way for you to distes, in this article I would like to cover how diet and exercise effects discuss appropriate blood glucose your blood glucose levels. testing, since keeping your blood If you are sick - illness can cause glucose levels properly controlled irregular increases and decreases in is the best way to prevent these blood sugar levels, which needs to complications. Addibe monitored closely tionally, because the in order to ensure the BC Ministry of Health proper measurements Services has just startare taken to keep your ed an initiative to help blood sugars within a ensure that the use of safe range. blood glucose selfIf you have a history monitoring is as effiof getting low blood cient as possible, this sugars (hypoglyceseems like an appromia) or are taking priate time to review HealtH matters medications that cause this important topic. hypoglycemia (E.g. Laura Burgess So how often should Insulin or an Insulin you be testing your blood glucose Secretagogue such as glyburide, levels? If you are a type 1 diabetic Diamicron, or Gluconorm). or a type 2 insulin-dependent diaThere's been a change in your betic, then you should be testing diabetes medications - in order to multiple times daily, as needed, in help your healthcare providers deorder to guide your insulin therapy termine the effectiveness of this and keep your blood glucose levels change and to ensure that you are well controlled. For type 2 diabetics not experiencing any problems that are using only an intermediate with hypoglycemia. or long-acting basal insulin, then If your diabetes is poorly cononce to twice daily testing should trolled - this can help you and your be sufficient most of the time in or- healthcare providers develop a der to provide the necessary blood treatment plan to gain better control glucose levels upon which insulin of your blood sugar levels therapy can be adjusted. If you are a If you are pregnant or planning type 2 diabetic controlled with oral pregnancy. medications and/or diet and exerI hope this review on the appropricise, then daily self-monitoring of ate use of self-monitoring of blood blood glucose levels is usually not glucose in diabetes has clarified necessary. In this case, I would rec- any questions you may have had ommend doing once weekly paired surrounding this issue. Remember, testing. This is when you test your the purpose behind testing is to gain blood glucose before and 2 hours optimal blood glucose control, so after one meal each week and ro- if you get results that are out of the tate between breakfast, lunch, and norm, then consult your healthcare supper. This should give you and team to see how your medication or your healthcare providers a good lifestyle management can be modipicture of your blood glucose lev- fied to normalize your levels. If you els and can catch any areas where have any further questions regardadjustments can be made to either ing this topic, I would be happy to your medication or lifestyle man- answer them for you. In my next agement to optimize your blood article, I will be reviewing the treatglucose levels. ment of the long-term complicaOf course, for all diabetics there tions related to diabetes. are times when you should test Laura Burgess, B.Sc. Pharm., more often in order to help manage Certified Diabetes Educator and your blood glucose levels such as: Pharmacist

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n Chair Affair Auction, Campus Activity Centre at Ice Cave Theme Room TRU, May 26, 5:30-8:30pm. Presented by Kamloops CanGo Great for: Grannies in support Stephen • Birthday Parties Lewis Foundation. Over 20 • D&D Campaigns wooden chairs hand painted • Meetings by Kamloops artists. Tickets at Smorgasbord Restaurant, Bookland, Moviemart, Bookies at TRU and Kamloops Arts Council. n The Art We Are, 246 Victoria St. May 27 – Alamagokus May 29 - Morning Meditation with Therese Dorer. 5LÂľFNMVQT*OEJBO#BOE For info call For more informa4DIPPM(ZNOBTJVNtion call 250-828-7998. n Kamloops Arts Council, 'SJEBZOJHIUTQN 7 Victoria St. W. Main Gallery XXXUDEEDB Karen Palmer’s Peeled Passages exhibit of slipcarved pottery to /PFYQFSJFODFOFDFTTBSZ.VTUCF  May 28. n Rivers Night Club: 355 Lansdowne St. BC Karaoke Championships regional final May 31. Show starts 7pm. For more info contact Boni-Lin Braem at 250-682-7215. n Old Courthouse Gallery, 7 334 Seymour Street W. Seymour St., 10am to 5pm 250-377-0745 Tues to Fri, 10am to 4pm Sat. 14 gallery artists present Spring Fusion, fine art and craft in a spring theme, to May 31. n Culture/Transformation, Arnica Gallery, 7 W. Seymour St. Runs to May 28. Selected works from 2011 TRU BFA grad class. n “Village-Ville’s Got Talentâ€? show presented by Folk of Note and friends. June 3 & 4 at 7pm and June 5 at 2pm. Kamloops United Church, 421 St. Paul St. For tickets call 250-372-3020. n Central Station Pub, 126 4 Ave. Rock trivia on Friday nights. Karaoke on Saturday nights.

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The band Just Like That is an exciting new collaboration of some long-time Kamloops musicians. At the core of the group are Chris Doherty and Gary Nielsen of Double Dawg Dare who have been making music for the past 25 years. About five years ago Sylvie Johnson added her talents on mandolin and vocals. Now the group includes Perry Tucker playing the electric upright bass, J. R. Adam adding his dobro and guitar, and Rhys Williams on the djembe and other percussion instruments. Just Like That’s musical genre is an eclectic energetic mix of folk, blues, swing and originals. The band plays The Art We Are CafÊ at 246 Victoria St. on May 28 at 8pm with special guests Andrea and Kathy Pearl from Vancouver.

n Jams / Open Mic Nights Commodore, 369 Victoria Street. Every Friday The Scattered Atoms, 7pm, free. Kami Inn, 354 Victoria St. Jam Session Saturday afternoons from 2-5pm. The Loft, 255 Victoria St.

Wednesdays at 8:30pm. All sound gear and amps provided. The Grind, 476 Victoria St. Electric Jam Night on Thursdays 8-11pm. n Publicize your event– Email us at echo@shawcable. com or call 250-374-3246.

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Your Horoscope GEMINI (May 22-June 21)  You are exceptional at presenting your ideas. Changes in your home may be disruptive and upsetting. Concentrate on your career and on making money. You may find it impossible to get the rest you require. CANCER (June 22-July 22)  Try not to be too harsh with your mate. You can make a serious attempt at quitting those bad habits that you’ve picked up over the years. Do whatever your mate wants; it really doesn’t matter as long as you’re together. Problems with ear, nose, or the throat are likely. LEO (July 23-Aug 22)  You may be emotional if you allow your lover to take advantage of your good nature. You will have a greater involvement in groups; however, they may not be to your advantage. Your ability to deal with others will help you in getting the support you need. You won’t be admired at home if you haven’t been taking care of your share of the work. VIRGO (Aug 23-Sept 23)  Your emotional reaction will be dependent upon your partner’s responsiveness. Visit friends or relatives you don’t get to see very often. New love connections can be made through group associations. Over spending or unexpected bills could set you back. LIBRA (Sept 24-Oct 23)  Elders may get you going this week. You have a tendency to think that no one else will do things properly. Sudden romantic encounters will set your head spinning. You may have difficulties finishing projects you start. SCORPIO (Oct 24-Nov 22)  You are best to avoid confrontations. Sudden trips may take you by surprise; try to include your mate, mixing business with pleasure. Don’t go out of your way, and don’t let these unexpected guests cost you money. Be discreet with private information. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23-Dec 21)  You should visit a friend or relative who hasn’t been feeling up to par. Social events may lead to a romantic interlude. Be honest in your communication and don’t lose your cool. Your interest in religion and philosophy may lead you to specific destinations CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 20)  Be cautious who you deal with financialIf other forms of rather than spreading yourself too thin and ly. Focus on what’s important therapy have failed accomplishing little. Don’t let someone try to bully you into doing things you,make if you’re getting their way. You can new friends by taking part in social events. nowhere with AQUARIUS (Jan 21-Feb 19)  You’ll find it easy to meet new people. You painkillers, take this could receive recognition for a job well done. Be firm when dealing with opportunity to find matters pertaining to your environment. answers! PISCES (Feb 20-Mar 20)  Deception and confusion regarding your status Laviolette , HHP,will ACTP, RCRT inPaul society is likely. You take on too much if you aren’t careful. Stick to Trigger Point Therapist basics. Unexpected bills will leave you a little short. Your attitude is changBOTP - 1.4 Mar10.indd 1 will be available for information, ing rapidly and your plate is overloaded. consultation or treatment ARIES (Mar 21-April June 1, 2, 320)  Try to curb your habits, or you could find yourself in an awkward financial position. Don’t be afraid to push your beliefs and attitudes. You may have taken on a little too much, but you will enjoy every minute of it. TAURUS (Apr 21-May 21)  Don’t hesitate to sign up for creative courses or physical fitness programs. Be sure to get involved with those who can introduce you to unusual forms of entertainment. Talk to others about your plans.



Horoscopes courtesy of astrologer Michael Thiessen. For daily horoscopes go to

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