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Celebrate the luck of the Irish downtown We may not be in Newfoundland or Labrador where St. Patrick’s Day is a provincial holiday but we here in British Columbia can still enjoy a little time-honoured fun in celebration of Saint Patrick and his four leaf clover. St. Patrick’s Day has become ubiquitous with green shamrocks, four leaf clovers and leprechauns. We are supposed to wear green or we’ll get a pinch and hold a frosty brew up in the air and celebrate. But does anyone know who Saint Patrick really was? Like many of our festive holidays, St. Patrick’s Day has a past buried in religion. Saint Patrick is one of Ireland’s patron saints and traditionally on March 17 there is a feast in his honour. And the four-leaf clover? It is said that Saint Patrick used the four-leaf clover to explain holy trinity to the pagans. As time has progressed, so has the holiday. In the 1990’s, Ireland started to promote St. Patrick’s Day as a way for the Irish to share their culture, and throughout time it has spread through the world and is celebrated on many continents and in many countries. Kamloops is no exception, as we here in River City don

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green and join in the revelry of good old St. Patty’s Day. Our Irish-themed restaurants and pubs always have something up their sleeve and celebrate to the fullest. It is menu and drinks specials all day long at Kelly O’Bryan’s and Carlos Pedicures O’Bryans. And Pedicure $35at the Central Paraffin Pedicure $40 Station Pub, owners Judy and French CraigPedicure Hill have$40 been celebrating French Polish $15 St. Patrick’s Day Polish Only $10loud and proud Waxing annually for 15 years. Brows • Uppe Manicures Under Arm • “We are going to party, party, Manicure $25 Chest • Bikini party,” gleams Judy. “We have Paraffin Manicure $30 specials and activities all day French Manicure $30 Gift Certificat French $15 parade starts long.Polish Our annual Polish Only 1:00$10 at around p.m. It is a blast, Soak Off Nails $20 wear your green, bring your instruments and come join us on ourLansdowne parade where Street we check out 459 • Open Mo all the other Irish pubs downtown.” The regular core group will be decked out in green including Parade Marshall Bev Egan. There will be Irish Stew brewing and green beer on tap. The parade starts at 1:00 p.m., with music and entertainment at 6:00 p.m. “You don’t have to be Irish but you do have to wear green,” Central Station Pub’s owner Judy Hill (R) and her leprechaun helper continues Judy. “If you don’t live it up on St. Patrick’s Day 2010. This year they are going to have green or an instrument, – continued on page 2 continue the tradition!


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be prepared Recent tragic events in Japan can’t help but get us thinking about emergency preparedness. Seismic experts say we can expect a major earthquake sometime in British Columbia. We need to be prepared to be on our own without help for 72 hours or more --- at home, in the car, or at work. Assemble these emergency supplies and keep them in an emergency kit, stored in a secure place, ideally accessible from outside: • First aid kit and instruction booklet. • Shelter: a plastic tarp, a small tent, emergency (“space”) blankets, or even some large garbage bags. • Water - at least 4 litres of water per person, per day, in tight-lidded non-breakable containers. • Water purification tablets. Water also can be made safe to drink by using four drops of liquid household bleach in 4.5 litres of clear water or 10 drops in 4.5 litres of cloudy water. • Food - a supply of nonperishable food, such as canned and dehydrated food, dried fruit and canned juices. Remember a manual can opener. • Flashlight and spare batteries. Keep the flashlight near your bed. Batteries should be separate in your kit. • Battery AM/FM radio and spare batteries, stored separately in waterproof bags. • One-week supply of essential medication and supplies for infants, elderly persons and those with special needs. Include copies of prescriptions for your medicine and glasses. • Personal toiletry items toilet tissue, soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, etc. • Class ABC fire extinguisher. • Wrench (crescent or pipe) to turn off natural gas. • Shoes - heavy enough to protect from broken glass and other debris.


Businesses challenged to support youth Interior Community Services received $1000.00 last week from New Gold Inc. as pledges for students that are fundraising for youth at risk in Kamloops. The first Camp Out on Campus on March 22 includes students, faculty and staff of Thompson Rivers University. Participants are busy gathering pledges from businesses and citizens leading up to the night when the students will sleep under the stars for our youth in Kamloops. All proceeds from the event will go to Interior Community Services’ youth outreach programs. During the past 18 months the Youth Outreach Program has provided assistance to over 300 youths in Kamloops. Dale Found, Manager of Finance at New Gold’s New Afton Mine said, “Camp Out on Campus at Thompson Rivers University is an extremely important cause, as the youth of Kamloops are the community of tomorrow. We would like to challenge other businesses in Kamloops to help out by mak-

Stanley Cup fundraiser

The Kamloops Blazers, Tk’emlups Indian Band and Earls Restaurant teamed up to raise $7500 for the Harlock family on March 2. A $5 donation got fans a picture with the Stanley Cup, with all the proceeds going to 10-year-old Mitch Harlock and his family. Harlock, a Grade 5 student at David Thompson Elementary, is battling a rare form of cancer that sees him and his family spend time in Vancouver at the Children’s Hospital and Easter Seal House. Following the game, a post-game party with the Stanley Cup was held at Earls Restaurant as another fundraiser.

ing a pledge.” Businesses and citizens can make a pledge by calling Interior

Community Services at 250-5543134 ext.328. Each pledge will be assigned to a student.

Invitation to give back

Past Out of The Ashes bursary recipient Brittney Fletcher is proud to have recently received her paramedic certification from the British Columbia Ambulance Services. In 2007, the Phoenix Centre Kamloops Society for Alcohol and Drug Services, together with the support of local business and other community members, created a bursary designed to assist young people aged 1725 who had demonstrated their dedication and commitment to sobriety in overcoming their addiction to drugs and /or alcohol. The Out of the Ashes bursary is awarded to young people who have demonstrated the desire to work toward a healthy, productive pro-social lifestyle. At the time of application, each individual must have maintained sobriety for at least 12 months and must provide a plan to further their training, vocational or education goals. The Phoenix Centre is proud to offer up to two bursaries with the age categories of 17-25 years of

age and 26-35 years of age from $500 to $2,500. The bursary is awarded to the winners’ institutions of choice for tuition, books or related materials/ courses. This year’s application submission deadline is from March 15 to June 30, 2011, with the selection committee naming the recipient(s) after July 30, 2011. Application forms are available online at www.phoenixcentre. org or can be picked up at their location at 922 Third Ave. The Out of the Ashes Program bursary program is in need of more sponsors to allow this program to continue and flourish. Any businesses or individual community members who would be interested in donating are invited to contact Leann Kopytko, youth addictions counselor at the Phoenix Centre at 250-374-4634 (ex. 204).

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don’t worry, we can probably dress you up here. We will be having tons of giveaways and of course green beer.” If work will get in the way of a day full of Irish fun there is still plenty to do after you clock out.

Specials at Kelly O’Bryan’s and Carlos O’Bryan’s run all day long and the music and the entertainment at the Central Station Pub kick off at 6pm. Cactus Jack’s is also having a special ‘Green is the Theme’ Thirsty Thursday and Rivers Nightclub has a special night featuring DJ

Lazy Rich, a UK native DJ now residing in Canada. So put on your green this March 17 and let a little bit of Irish seep out of you. This is the one day a year that three quarters of the world says they’re Irish. Tanya Orozco, freelance


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Michaud’s social work awarded

Social workers gathered last week to celebrate the valuable professional contribution they make every day toward building a stronger and more caring community in Kamloops. The theme of this year’s Social Work Week celebration was “Guided by purpose; Inspired by possibility.” Social workers work in a variety of agencies and public institutions. The work they do ensures that people in need of social services are connected to resources in the community that can help them. Major employers include the Ministry for Children and Family Development, Royal Inland Hospital, Interior Health Authority, and social service agencies such as the Interior Indian Friendship Centre, Elizabeth Fry Society, the Kamloops Women’s Shelter, and Interior Community Services. The first annual ‘Heart of the Grasslands’ Award was presented to Vicki Michaud, a manager

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Ciss Landry First annual ‘Heart of the Grasslands’ award for distinguished social work service to the community is presented to (L) Vicki Michaud, manager of Kamloops’ Interior Indian Friendship Society, by Nicole Hale president of the Thompson Nicola BC Association of Social Workers.

at the Interior Indian Friendship Society’s Parkcrest office. Vicki is a member of the Secwepemc Nation and a Whispering Pines/Clinton Band member, and was honoured for her commitment to strengthening

urban Aboriginal families. Along with so many other accomplishments, Vicki was thanked for her work developing the Roots program aimed at reconnecting Aboriginal children to their families and communities.

Rotary food drive needs you

This year’s Rotary Spring Food Drive is on Saturday April 9. Once again the dedicated team of Rotary volunteers will be blanketing the city door to door collecting food donations for the Kamloops Food Bank. The last food drive brought in an amazing 46,000 pounds of food. Your volunteer support for the day is needed. As you can imagine, it takes a lot of bodies to sort all of the donations.

Bring your family, friends, church group, service club, work colleagues, or anyone who wants to help out! Volunteering starts at 11:00 a.m. and goes until 5:00 p.m. at Interior Vault at 661 West Athabasca in the Mount Paul Industrial Area. You can stay all day or pick a shift that works for your schedule. For information and to volunteer, contact Kari Smith or Kyla Cain at 250 376 2252 at the Kamloops Food Bank.


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WolfPack benefit soccer clinic for girls For the third year in a row, the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack women’s soccer team is using their talents to help a worthy cause. The WolfPack have announced that they will conduct a benefit soccer clinic for players aged 6-16 at Hillside Stadium on Sunday April 10. “This is something the girls love to do, “said WolfPack head coach Tom McManus. “I put together the practice plan but the players themselves are responsible for running it. It gives them great experience and at the same time, re affirms our athletic department’s desire to be involved in the community.” For the second straight year, breast cancer research will be the main benefactor of the money raised at the clinic, with proceeds going to the CIBC Run for the Cure. Younger players will take to the field at Hillside Stadium on April 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

The older groups will go 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Parents who would like to register their children should contact

Sports Information Officer Larry Read at Attendance is by donation, with a recommended donation of $10.00.

Let’s all tap in to water To the editor: Thursday, March 10, was the second annual Bottled Water Free Day in Canada. More and more people are questioning the safety of bottled water; the growing corporate control of water resources; the use of misleading bottled water marketing; and the heavy social and ecological toll that the commodification of water has had around the world Did you know that: tap water is tested at least every 24 hours, but bottled water plants must only be inspected every three years; approximately 2.5 billion litres of bottled water are sold in Canada every year, using about 475 million pounds of plastic; bottled water is 2000 times more energy-intensive

than tap water; and only 50 per cent of empty water bottles are recycled; the rest end up in the garbage? Visit for further information and/or to sign the pledge not to drink bottled water where tap water is available. Here in Kamloops, we are fortunate to have high quality tap water. This year, thanks to the City of Kamloops, the Kamloops Farmers’ Market will be bottled water free! Check out the new fountain at 3rd Ave. and St. Paul St. when you come down to the first market on Sat., April 23. In the coming years, perhaps Kamloops can become Bottled Water Free! Anne Grube

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Business profile

Goldsmithing the focus for R&L Jewellers R&L Jewellers has been a downtown staple for three decades. Opened 30 years ago by Bob Clarke, the store has undergone three progressively bigger moves. And now they are undertaking their final one and going back to the basics which Bob says will take him into semi-retirement. “We have closed the store and moved upstairs,� says Bob. “We will be primarily focussing on goldsmithing now.� Not that they weren’t always focussed on goldsmithing, but by eliminating the retail store end of the business, Bob is able to cut his work week down to five days instead of the seven he has been putting in for decades. “Ideally we want to simplify our lives,� continues Bob. “We will be open four days a week; Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Saturdays by appointment. We have been fortunate to have been employed by this community for 30 years. We really want to thank all of our customers and clients and let them know that we really appreciate working with them.� Those clients and customers have been following Bob around for his entire career. They have followed him from humble beginnings, throughout his three moves and now to his location up above on Victoria

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Street. Throughout his years he has seen and met many new faces but they are never new for long, as they tend to keep coming back throughout their lives, celebrating milestones and memories with him. Newlyweds married nearly three decades ago come back to complete their sets and add anniversary rings and bring their children who are embarking on their lives. “I just resized a ring I made 23 years ago,� finishes Bob. “It makes me feel great that I am still here and all my customers can still find me. I have people call me from all over the coun-

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Team up for Environmental Mind Grind The Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD) and the City of Kamloops are teaming up to grind some minds. The 2011 Environmental Mind Grind, brought to you by FortisBC and Terasen Gas takes place on April 30 at Aberdeen Mall, in honor of Earth Day. Environmental Mind Grind is a Jeopardy-style environmental education game geared towards elementary and middle school kids which helps to encourage kids to learn about their environment. “We’re looking for a few more teams to compete,� said Martin Dickson, TNRD environmental health services technologist. “It’s also a great way for teachers to

meet some of their prescribed learning outcomes, that they can also inject into their regular class lessons. It is an excellent way for students to learn about the local environment while participating in a stimulating and fun educational event.� Environmental Mind Grind contests have been successful in communities across BC with over 80 teams participating in various categories last year. Participating teachers claimed that the event not only “motivated students to learn more� but the information “fit very well with the curriculum� added Dickson. This environmental trivia game comes with a fully prepared teach-

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Downtown Farmer’s Market donates produce to Food Bank

The Kamloops Farmers’ Market operates downtown on Wednesdays and Saturdays from April to October. Throughout the growing season, Food Bank donation barrels are placed in prominent locations allowing people the opportunity to contribute. On days when the Farmers’ Market hires local musicians to perform, people are particularly generous. For instance, a few years ago, when Janet Michael and the late David Ross entertained, over $700 was raised in one day! The money collected is then used to purchase fresh vegetables and fruit from the market vendors, which they deliver directly to the Kamloops Food Bank. In 2010 the total donations amounted to over $2400. The Board of Directors of the Farmers Market wishes to recognize the generosity of the citizens of Kamloops

in allowing them to assist both local farmers and people in need of nutritious food. In addition, every Wednesday that the Market operates, the Food Bank van comes by at the end of the day, and vendors donate much of their remaining produce. On Saturdays, it is the Salvation Army vehicle that picks up fruit and vegetables to be used in meals provided by the Salvation Army to needy clients. In 2011, the first Saturday Farmers’ Market will be April 23 in the 200 block of St. Paul Street, and the first Wednesday Market will be April 27 in the 400 block of Victoria St. Come down to welcome back the farmers who will be selling bedding plants, fresh greens, and meat products, and baking, as well as vendors with prepared foods and various crafts. Check out www.kamloops-

Raymonde and Peter Murray from The Corn Farm in Chase with a load of potatoes, which constituted one of the final Kamloops Farmers’ Market donations to the Food Bank of produce grown during the 2010 season. Pictured (L-R) are Raymonde Murray, food bank volunteer Mike Ujiye, and Peter Murray. for further information, or call Anne Grube,

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TALK of the Town n Charity scavenger hunt – during March Game On! Interactive Fitness will post a “Clue of the Day” on their Facebook page for friends and fans to decipher the clue and post their answer on their “wall”. Until March 19 all clues will be to items that can be collected by participants, with all items to be dropped off at Game On! for donation to ASK Wellness. For more information contact Game On! Interactive Fitness at 250-374-4263 or visit them at 444 St. Paul St. n Life Raft Group Canada is having a Grow A Mullet fundraiser from now until May 28 for a rare cancer called gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST) to bring awareness to the disease, the support group, and access to cancer drugs across Canada. For more info go to or call Lynn 250-851-6421. n Blazers Fan Appreciation Night Fri., Mar. 18. 124 prizes to be given away ranging from t-shirts, jerseys and a grand prize trip for 2 to Mexico. For game tickets, please call the Blazers Box Office at 250-828-3339 or go to n Old Time Fiddlers Dance Mar. 19, 7:30-10:30pm at Heritage House, 100 Lorne Street. Everyone is welcome. For more info call 250-376-2330. n Canadian Indoor Masters Athletic Championships at TCC Mar. 19 & 20. Public invited to drop in for great competition and to cheer on athletes. n Japan disaster fund raising dinner at Duffy’s Pub on Sunday,


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Mar. 20. Two sittings 5pm and 7pm. For tickets call the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre at 250376-9629. n Int’l Day to End Racial Discrimination Walk – gather on March 21 at 2pm outside Kamloops Library, 465 Victoria St. and proceed with the march to Kamloops Immigrant Services at 109 Victoria St. for a light lunch. For more info call 250-372-0855 n March Break Science Camp at BIG Little Science Centre Mar. 21-24 for children ages 8 to 12. Registration forms are online at To register call 250-554-2572 or n Community Closet - Free quality clothing for low-income women. Thursday Mar. 24, 9:3011:30. Elizabeth Fry Society, 827 Seymour St. For more info call 250-374-2119 ext 204. n Family History Society AGM March 24, 7-9pm at Heritage House, 100 Lorne St. Guests and new members welcome. For info call 250-579-2078. n Monthly Udon Lunch on Friday, Mar. 25 from 11:30am1pm at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, 160 Vernon Ave. Proceeds will be donated to the Japan Disaster Fund. Reservations needed. 250-376-9629. n Kamloops Homelessness Action Plan Public Forum on April 6 from 6-9pm, Kamloops Alliance Church at 233 Fortune Dr. For more info contact Tangie Genshorek at 250.571.9665 or n Do leprechauns get angry

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peace pilgrim - Jean Beliveau, the worldwide walker for peace, was in Kamloops last week for a couple of days, on his way walking home to Montreal after walking around the world for an entire decade for peace for the children of the world. After his Kamloops stop, Jean headed off to Salmon Arm. Here’s Jean (L) being given a Kamloops welcome by Anita Strong of the local Council of Canadians chapter. To find out more about Jean’s extraordinary venture, visit

when you make fun of their height? Yeah, but only a little! n Barb’s Used Book and Music Spring Sale Apr. 2-16 at Sahali Mall. Fundraiser for Kamloops Symphony. Donations of used books of all kinds, sheet music, records, DVDs, CDs, musical instruments can be dropped off at Sahali Mall administration office, 945 Columbia St. from now to April 16. For more info call Kathy Humphreys at 250-372-5000.

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Three Canadian alumni of the New York Choreographic Institute bring a mixed evening of innovative contemporary dance perspectives to Kamloops when Vancouver-based MOVE: the company presents “Allemande” on Tuesday, March 29 at The Pavilion Theatre, 1025 Lorne St at 8:00 p.m. Vancouver’s MOVE: the company has emerged as one of Western Canada’s most prolific dance companies. In October 2010, they were the only nonAboriginal Canadian dance company selected by curators Cirque du Soleil for World Expo 2010 in Shanghai, China The Kamloops performance on March 29 will feature the latest creation by artistic director, Josh Beamish, which will have had its world premiere in

New York on March 17. The program also features works by Canadian choreographers Matjash Mrozewski, Simone Orlando and Lara Barclay, all graduates of Canada’s National Ballet School. The program is headlined by Beamish’s world premiere of “Allemande”, a work for six dancers that exists as a physical deconstruction of a Bach Cello suite and the accompanying social dances of the Baroque era. A thematic companion to “Allemande,” Mrozewski’s new creation features an original soundscape based on the notation of various Bach compositions. Orlando presents “Studies of Cash”, a meditation on confinement, set to classic songs by Johnny Cash and featuring a live karaoke version of Ring of

PEOPLE CHOOSE KIRA Local Kamloops performer Kira Gosselin is one of the top six finalists for the Astral Radio Peoples’ Choice Award at the 2011 BC Interior Music Awards. Gosselin is competing with musicians Jodi Pederson, Sasha Lewis, Leah West, Trinity’s Tattoo and Dominique Fraissard. To cast your vote for your favorite entertainer, go online to

Fire, while Barclay’s short duet work “Caught”, is inspired by Anne Carson’s book of Tangos, The Beauty of the Husband.

Tickets for Allemande are available at Kamloops Live Box Office at or by phone at 250 374 5483

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n Art in the Park applications - The deadline for exhibitors for the July 1 event in Riverside Park has been extended to March 18. Application forms available at For more info contact Jacquie Brand at the Kamloops Arts Council 250-372-7323 n Old Courthouse Gallery, 7 West Seymour St. 10am to 5pm Tues to Fri, 10am to 4pm, Sat. No HST, handicap accessible. March feature artist Christina Maclean uses coloured pencils and vibrant colours to create breathtaking florals. The explosive use of colours by this self taught artist reflects a sense of playfulness and exuberance. n The Art We Are, 246 Victoria St. Mar. 18, 6-9pm - Benefit concert for â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Yâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Shelter, with Kira Gosselin, Katie Hughes, Taryn Iadarola, Michele Botel, Dayna Holley. Mar. 19 at 7pm - The 2 minor-keyed Bach Cello Suites with Martin Kratky on cello and dance accompaniment by Natasha Lyndon. Mar. 24 at 8pm - Maria in the Shower. For more information, call 250-828-7998. n Movies We Missed Series, Paramount Theatre cerviniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new album - Amy Cervini, accomat 503 Victoria St. Show times are Sun. at 5pm and plished pianist, saxophonist and dynamic vocalist will Mon. at 7pm. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Inside Jobâ&#x20AC;? Mar 27 & 28 be in concert Friday March 18, at Turnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Music Studio n Kamloops Glee Club presents Gleeks Got 255 Victoria St (upstairs). Cerviniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fresh voice delivering Talent Showcase Fundraiser, Sahali Fellowship both ballads and breezy swing, has made her a regular Church, Mar. 19 at 7pm. Hip hop, belly dance, at venues throughout New York and around the world. opera, guitar, musical theatre, piano, rap. Tickets Doors open at 7:00pm, and show time is 7:30pm. available at Investors Group or Instaloans on Tickets in advance at Kamloops Live Box Office at www. 8th Street. For more info contact Shalen at or (250) 374-5483 or at the door. 250.852.0564 or n Jungle Looks, Kamloops Arts Council Main Gallery, 7 Seymour St. W. Tuesdays to Fridays social media & social roles of women. 10am to 5pm Saturdays 10am to 4pm. To Mar. 31. n Country dancing, Rocksalt Restaurant and Laura Bittanteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mixed media cartoon art. Bar at the Plaza Heritage Hotel, 405 Victoria St. n The Art of Helen Frankenthaler, Kamloops Saturdays starting at 7:30pm. With DJ Luis the Big Art Gallery, 465 Victoria St., Mar 31 at 7pm. Rig. Info at 250-377-8075. Lecture on post-painterly women. n Jams / Open Mic Nights n Hampton Gallery, 167 4th Ave. Mon. to Sat. Commodore Grand Cafe & Lounge, 369 Victoria 3/8/11 10:05:24 AM 10am-5pm. 250-374-2400. Leif Ostlund from Street. Every Friday The Scattered Atoms (Funk) Prince George is featured Mar. 19-31. 7pm, free. n Hollywood Murder Mystery: A Red Carpet The Blue Grotto, 319 Victoria St. Sunday night Extravaganza, Plaza Hotel April 2. Doors 6pm, Jam session. 8pm.- midnight. House band the Murder Mystery 7pm. Buffet dinner, live entertainSerious Dogs. Singers, guitarists, drummers or ment, auctions, costumes encouraged! Fundraiser whole bands. Open to everyone. for Kamloops Fusion Rotaract & Aurora Rotary Kami Inn, 354 Victoria St. Jam Session Saturday clubs. Tickets available at Goldies Flavours of India afternoons from 2-5pm. or call 250-682-5986. For more info contact Cam The Loft, 255 Victoria St. at 250-819-5033. Wednesdays at 8:30pm. All sound gear and amps n Lineage, Arnica Gallery, 7 W. Seymour St. Runs provided. to Apr. 9. Ila Crawford & Marnie Blairâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s print & The Grind, 476 Victoria St. Electric Jam Night on embedded textual elements on topic of ageism, Thursdays 8-11pm.

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