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Last year, the North Shore was and get a abuzz with the news that their car wash two beloved high schools were at the to be amalgamated into one midsame time! dle school and one high school. This news created a multitude of feelings throughout the community; some good, some bad. Now that the first official amalgamated school year is coming to a close most people have only 204 Tranquille Rd | 250.376.1716 positive feelings regarding the change and if you look at some of the great things that are going on at NorKam it would be hard to disagree. On top of regular classes, NorKam students care about themselves and their community. They have many extra-curricular activities and after school sports at the school including the Green Team and NorKam Saints football club among others. The Green Team is facilitated by Mr. Sjorvist, a former Brock teacher, and is comprised of From top right: Lucas Hall #69, Jayden Ockenden #23, Jesse Bing-Repole #22, Travis Repka #44 and Bryce Pollack about a dozen kids who want to #32 of the NorKam Saints football club. make a difference by educating RSOE - fr ear 2011.indd 1 5/2/11 10:38:05 AM their school community about group which comes up with ideas heat. Right now we are trying to through action today will have recycling, the environment and to implement to help make the adopt a road to help take care of the skills and knowledge necesschool, staff and students more a piece of our community. The sary to promote responsible livsocial responsibility. “The Green Team has been eco-friendly and aware. They City is currently trying to find ing to the community as a whole. around for a while but this is plan fun activities to promote us a road in our area that we can Whether it be using sustainable practices themselves and passing the first time I have worked with awareness like sweater day, adopt.” These students are the future that on to their family and future them,” explains Mr. Sjorvist. which encouraged everyone to – continued on page 2 “The student members lead this wear sweaters and turn down the leaders of our community and

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clean air day Did you know that a single tree produces approximately 260 pounds of oxygen per year? That means two mature trees can supply enough oxygen annually to support a family of four! Clean Air Day is held each year on the first Wednesday of June. Clean Air Day is a focal point for information and action on clean air and climate change issues. This year, the City of Kamloops is hosting a Clean Air Day Picnic on Wednesday, June 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Riverside Park. If it rains, the event will be held in the Parkside Lounge at Interior Savings Centre. Residents are encouraged to bring a waste-free lunch that they can eat in the park as well as a reusable water bottle. Local businesses and City of Kamloops representatives will be displaying and promoting their own clean air initiatives such as alternative transportation, composting, recycling, etc. There will be various activities and giveaways with opportunities to win prizes. The schedule of events is as follows: 10:00 a.m. Event Start; 11:00 a.m. ECO Scavenger Hunt; 11:30 a.m. Book on the Bus; 12:00 p.m. Picnic in the Park (bring your own lunch); 12:30 p.m. Garden Friendly Critters Presentation; 1:00 p.m. Tree Planting Presentation; 1:30 p.m. Book on the Bus. Other activities will be going on throughout the day including environmental crafts and activities for the kids; composting information; alternative transportation information with demonstrations on attaching a bike to the bus bike rack; and much more! Visit environment.

You don’t need to explain the benefits of biking to Heartland Foods manager Marla Ronquist. Marla, who frequently bikes to work, is not only pedaling her way to good karma with the environmental benefits but good health as well. Marla is a great 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 to your workplace 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 have also embarked on the official Bike to Work Week (BTWW) which runs from May 30 to June 5. If you think you have what it takes, consider joining in on Bike to Work Week.

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 Bike to Work Week 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. Just remember to bring a lock! Happy Biking!

Marla Ronquist of Heartland Foods is an enthusiastic cyclist who often rides to work.

“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

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children or implementing some of their innovative strategies in their future workplace, they are sure to make a big difference in the future. Outside the school on the football field, the NorKam Saints are still going strong. The football team, led by coach Todd Graham, has been responsible for turning boys into responsible young men all while learning a great sport and getting to be part of a team. “This week is spring training for the Saints,” explains new chair of the parent football club Kimberely Primus. “We do two training sessions a year, once in the spring and usually the last week of summer break. This is

the best time for any new players who are interested in playing with the Saints to come out and see if they like it. New people are definitely welcome and no equipment is required except for a pair of cleats, as the club provides everything else.” High school football officially starts at age 15 but kids who are currently 14 are also welcome to come out. Any Brock or NorKam boys are welcome to go and try their hand or foot on the field. They are always looking for new players and people who are interested in getting involved in the award winning team. “The camp started May 30 and runs after school for the week,” continues Kimberely. “The team

has done so much for my son; improved his social skills, provided discipline, structure and self esteem. It is a really supportive environment and everyone is so nice including the boys, coaching staff and parents. Even the community comes out with lots of support and that has enabled us to get really good equipment for the boys. We are always looking for partnerships and if anyone wants to sponsor or donate they are welcome to contact me at 250-571-2677.” Anyone who is interested in joining the Saints can call and leave a message for coach Todd Graham at the school at 250-3761272. Tanya Orozco, freelance

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HELLO CELLO The Kamloops Symphony recently announced its fabulous new 2011/2012 concert season and showcased the exciting programs and guest artists they’ll be presenting next season. At this event, recognition was given to many of the musicians for their years of service as members of the Kamloops Symphony. Cellist Doug Gorkoff proudly shows off his bronze pin for five plus years of service.

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The Kamloops Blue Blaze U12 Rep posted the shutout. Soccer team coached by Ricky Payne On Sunday morning, the Blue Blaze squared off with seven other U12 squads played to a 0-0 heart-stopping draw from Western Canada over the May long with the eventual Division 2 tournament weekend in Division 2 of the KYSA champions, Vernon Silver Star Mountain. Slurpee Cup at Mac Park. The Blue Blaze A victory would have sealed a birth to the posted an undefeated record, finishing finals for the Blue Blaze. Defenseman the tournament in third place in Division Scott Lemphers was named game MVP 2 after narrowly missing a birth in the and goaltender Chris Buchanan recorded finals after a 0-0 tie Sunday morning with his second shutout of the tournament. Vernon Silver Star Mountain, who went On Sunday afternoon, the Blue Blaze on to win the division finals. took the field against Vancouver’s The Blue Blaze opened the tournament Killarney Gladiators to decide third place with a hard fought battle on Saturday in the division. The $ Blaze got off to a morning that ended in a 2-2 tie against strong lead and the Gladiators fought Calgary’s CMCA Memorial United. back. Owen Cotico added some insurPRINTED ON who 24lb was lasernamed paper the game 1-99 Slater Gordon, ance 100-999 with a 1000+ nicely placed penalty shot • • • •scored • • • • •both • • • goals • • • • •for • • the • • •Blue • • • • •with • • • about • • • • •10• •minutes • • • • • remaining •• MVP, in the 8 1/2” x 11” full colour posters 44¢ 40¢ 38¢ Blaze. game. Brett Olstad added a goal in the 11” x 17” full colour posters 88¢ 80¢ 78¢ Saturday afternoon, the Blue Blaze last five minutes to put the exclamation •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• recorded a 2-0 win over the Whistler point on a 5-2 victory, which clinched Avalanche with 2 goals from Owen third place in the tournament for the Blue Cotito. Brett Olstad was named the game Blaze. Dimitri Louvros was awarded the MVP and goaltender Chris Buchanan game MVP.

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Employment and accessibility for disabled people City of Kamloops Council has declared May 29 to June 4, 2011 as Disability Awareness Week. Over 16 per cent of Kamloops’ 82,000 residents have some form of a disability. This year, the Mayor’s Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities decided to focus on employability issues in Kamloops. Kamloops resident Lisa Coriale, is one of the members of the City of Kamloops Mayor’s Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities, and has written this article. It may be more difficult for a person with a disability to find their niche in the workforce, but it is not impossible. According to the Canadian Paraplegic Association, the unemployment rate for Canadians with disabilities is 70 per cent higher than the national average. It seems that for most employers, resistance to hiring people with disabilities and making accommodations in the workplace has long been based on fear or lack of

understanding. People with disabilities and employers should have open lines of communication in order to know what is best for both sides. All people have strengths and weaknesses, and may do things differently. Many people with disabilities desire to show employers their capabilities and should not be afraid to speak up for themselves and be clear about what they need. When employers have open minds about what is required to accommodate the physical accessibilities and goals for people with disabili-

ties, it is beneficial to both parties. All employees then feel successful in the workplace and have equal opportunities to contribute. Gaining employment is sometimes difficult for everyone, but it is often more complicated for people with disabilities because of the unique barriers they face on a daily basis. I have experienced some of these difficulties personally. After obtaining my Social Work Degree I found it hard to find a job. I felt I had not been given the opportunity to show what I was capable of in the workplace. The one job I was offered, I was not able to accept because the building was not wheelchair accessible. I feel that our community has made some progress in terms of employment and accessibility, but there are always going to be areas that need improvement. Our community would benefit from sharing ideas and employment opportunities for all people. Coming up with creative solutions together will make this possible.

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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. TP - 1.16 May 11.indd 1 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 technique instruction

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Video game summer camp School District # 73 Kamloops has partnered with the DigiPen Institute of Technology located in Redmond Washington, the world leader in education related to video game development and 3D animation, to bring the award winning DigiPen ProjectFUN initiative to Kamloops. The program was developed by DigiPen and Washington State to raise student performance in math, geometry, physics, computing science and the arts, and to encourage students to choose post secondary education in these subjects. The result was the development of courses for students in grades 5 to 7 and 8 to 12. When attending these entertaining and instructive courses, students learn about how animation and simulation are used in developing a video game or 3D animation reel, and about this fast growing industry. They learn linear algebra used in programming, and how to create their own theme and story to use in their projects. Each course provides the student with a finished project they can play at home with their friends and family. Students are invited to attend 60-hour two-week summer introductory workshops located at Sa-Hali High School: Courses are: Junior Game Developer Workshop 1: ages 10 to 12 - July 5 to 15; Video Game Programming Level 1: ages 13 and up - July 18 to 29; 3D Animation Level 1: ages 13 and up - Aug 2 to 12. For more information, please contact: Greg Howard, Trades ‘n Transitions principal at the District Board office at 250-374-0679.

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The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms grants every Canadian citizen the right to receive radio transmissions, and the right to watch our national sport–hockey. But for many millions of Canadians living in isolated regions, such as Saskatchewan, cablevision is not an option. That is why the Canadian government spends tens of thousands of dollars every year on Hockey Mobiles, big trucks with big screens that provide “live” hockey action to underprivileged and transmissiondeprived Canadians. The trucks are maintained by the Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC), the only approved television provider in the culturally and technologically backwards nation. The CBC provides information services to out-of-touch Canadians, promoting Canadian content and Canadian artists, but more importantly, it delivers (literally) Hockey Night In Canada to hockey-starved Canadians wherever they may reside. The trucks use a mystical technology referred to as “satellite,” a fancy science that beams 5/6/11 3:37:28 PM magical television signals from the heavens. These signals are received by a satellite “dish,” a remarkable device that harvests the mysterious satellite beams and converts them into recognizable analog television signals.

“For years, the CBC has been bringing quality hockey broadcasts to your home,” said Stan Mikita, director of programming. “And with the hockey mobiles we will ensure that every Canadian, whether he or she be in the remote outlying region of Kenora, or the distant obscure reaches of Winnipeg, has access to broadcasts from the NHL, AHL, and WHL.” Most Canadians are grateful for the service, which is guaranteed to them under Canadian law. Before that, only major cities, such as Toronto, Montreal, and Kamloops had access to premium television services on cable, which was first introduced into Canada in 1997. “I’m thankful that I got a chance to watch the [Toronto Maple Leafs] fall again,” said Paul Freeley, a resident of Vancouver Island where even basic electricity is a luxury. “Before the arrival of these magical hockey trucks, we all had to gather in church to listen 5/16/11 to them choke [in the playoffs] via hand-cranked radio, or wait until a passing missionary brought news from the mainland.” Seventeen hockey mobiles will be in service across the ten Canadian provinces and three territories during the hockey playoffs, and if there is any money left in the national budget, one or two may be used to cover curling.


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Don Cherry damages digit during exhibition game Legendary hockey icon and celebrity broadcaster Don Cherry has been placed on the injured reserve list, expected to be out of the Hockey Night In Canada line-up for the rest of the playoffs following an unfortunate thumbsupping incident. CBC would only confirm that it was an “upper body injury”. They and Hockey Night In Canada denied that the injury was salarycap related. Cherry, one of the key hosts of Coach’s Corner, was reportedly injured during a charity hockey event in Brampton, Ontario, while raising his right hand in an attempt to give the crowd one of his trademark “thumb’s up”. During the act of positioning this thumb in an upward style position, Cherry felt something pull, and immediately retracted

his thumb from the “up” position back to a natural thumb position. Cherry has reported feeling some numbness in his right thumb, and a modest amount of dirt under his thumbnail, but is otherwise in good health. Cherry has mostly been injury-free during his broadcasting career, however there was one occasion in 2001 when Cherry stuck his neck out, defending Canada’s hockey program amidst controversy over comments made about international competition. With the thumb injury to Cherry, HNIC has had to shuffle their Saturday night line-up, and has called up long-time broadcasting veteran Steve Armitage. Until this week, Armitage had been doing rink-side interviews for a local Vancouver hockey beer league, despite being asked to leave the

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n McArthur Park Lawn Bowling Club (beside Norbrock Stadium) meets to bowl Mon, Wed, Fri. at 6pm. Flat soled shoes essential. Call for more info 250376-0917. n Ardan – High Expectations is Lydia O’Brien’s exhibit of acrylic, resin and gold pieces on display at Wilson House Gallery 115 Tranquille Rd. until June 2. n Entertainment at Barside Lounge & Grill at Chances Gaming Entertainment 1250 Halston Ave. Fridays 7-10pm. June 3 - AJ Ellsay n BIG Little Science Centre is open for public drop-in Thurs. & Fri. 3-5pm, and Sat. 10am-4pm. June 4 at 1:30 pm: Play Dough Circuits n Strawberry Tea at House of Ruth at 290 Maple St. on June 4, 1-4pm. Tea, bake & yard sale, tours, resident testimonials. n Dr. Mavis Hollman Birthday and Appreciation dinner and dance is on June 4 at the Ukrainian Hall 725 York Ave. For info call Al at 250-374-4808. n Kamloops Society for Community Living is celebrating 55 years of success and invites you to join them at a celebration event June 7, 6-8pm at St. Andrews on the Square 159 Seymour St. n Slicing 4 Dollar$ golf event - June 10 at 1p.m at Pineridge Golf Club. Funds raised go to Boys and Girls Club Power Start program. For tickets, contact Brenda Colman Invis team at 250-377-8874.

n Sister Gray, an Edmontonbased indie rock band, will be playing a show at Pogue Mahones at 843 Desmond St. on June 14 with guests Van Damsel. n Flea Markets - every Sun­­ day, 8am-1pm at North Shore Community Centre, 730 Cottonwood Ave. Reserve table rentals at 250-376-4777. n Jam at the Westsyder Pub on Friday nights starting at 9pm hosted by Jim Cochran & friends. Bands, singers and musicians welcome. 3369 Westsyde Rd. For more info call 250-319-9957. n Canadian Cancer Society Cancer Connection program matches you with a survivor who has gone through the same type of cancer and treatments. Call 1888-939-3333 for more info and to register. n CMHA Youth Clubhouse invites youth aged 13 to 18 to 857 Seymour St., Mondays to Fridays from 4:30pm to 9:30pm for fun activities, exciting nights out, movies and more. For more info call 250-374-0440. n ‘Dinner and a Movie’ Family Nights will be held at 5pm on the second Sunday of each month at Salvation Army, 344 Poplar Street. To reserve your spot, call 250-554-1611. n Horse Races on the big screen every Wednesday at 4pm at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 755 Tranquille Rd. Draws for steaks during the races. For more info call 250-376-1311. n Meat Draws every Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 3pm, & Sunday


The Family FraTerniTy

Loyal Order of Moose • Women of the Moose • Moose Legion

New members always welcome! Open everyday 11:00am - 8:00pm • Fridays until midnight Meat Draws Friday at 7pm & Saturdays at 3pm

Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #1552 730 Cottonwood Avenue • 250-376-8022 Email:

MASCOT MANIA - Sage and Marigold, the McDonald’s mascots for the Western Canada Summer Games are busy! Mother’s Day found them hanging out at the BC Wildlife Park. May 11 was McHappy Day, and Sage and Marigold were at the North Shore McDonalds over the lunch hour. Those who stopped by any McDonalds for a Big Mac, coffee or Happy Meal knew that $1.00 went to local charities. May 14 the McDonald’s mascot team was at the Downtown Spring Arts Festival. If you want your own Sage and Marigold plush toy, you can buy them at one of the local Mark’s Work Wearhouse stores.

at 3pm at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 755 Tranquille Rd. Free Bingo at 1pm prior to meat draw at 3pm. For more info call 250376-1311. n Kamloops Wood Carvers is a nonprofit group for those

who enjoy woodcarving meeting every second Tuesday at the North Shore Seniors Center at 730 Cottonwood Ave. For more information contact LeRoy Scott at 250-554-3552 or by email at

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Your Horoscope

GEMINI (May 22-June 21) Set a limit on the amount you’re willing to spend, and be sure to stick to it. Too much work and no play will not only result in fatigue and frustration but also loneliness, too. Do not blow situations out of proportion. CANCER (June 22-July 22) You can accomplish the most if you travel for business purposes. You will communicate easily and should be able to accomplish all that you set out to do. You must follow your desires and dreams. LEO (July 23-Aug 22) Avoid disputes with family; their complaints can’t change anything anyway. If you have treated them equitably, you might be able to count on their loyalty. You may be up for some changes in your home. VIRGO (Aug 23-Sept 23)  Try to have patience and refrain from being judgmental. You must be extremely careful not to let relatives or friends interfere in your personal life. Travel will promote new romantic encounters and additional cultural knowledge. Spending too much time talking to friends or relatives could easily turn into a debate that could lead to estrangement. LIBRA (Sept 24-Oct 23) Don’t let others try to create unwarranted guilt if you can’t meet their demands. Your need to put great detail into everything you do may cause you to miss the overall picture. Don’t let jealous friends put you down, making you insecure about your capabilities. Be careful when dealing with female members of your family. SCORPIO (Oct 24-Nov 22) Your unique approach to life will interest others. Listen and formulate your course of action. You will be indecisive. Stop telling others about your problems. Plan your day carefully. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23-Dec 21)  Travel will promote new romantic encounters. A change is as good as a rest. Don’t go looking for change. Try to include friends and relatives in your activities. CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 20) Don’t let any small misunderstandings get in the way. Organize your house and be sure to include the whole family in the projects you have set out to do. AQUARIUS (Jan 21-Feb 19)  Take on positions that offer on the job training or pay for courses related to the business. Things may not be as harmonious as you would like with colleagues or employers this week. Sports, physical fitness programs, exercise in general will make you feel better and show some pretty quick results. PISCES (Feb 20-Mar 20)  Take time to catch up on overdue correspondence. Take care of any pressing health problems. Stabilize your own position by locking up your savings. You may not be happy if members of your family are not pulling their weight. ARIES (Mar 21-April 20) Go out with friends or family. You will be too quick to point your finger at your mate. Take a close look at any contracts you’ve signed in order to be sure exactly where you stand. TAURUS (Apr 21-May 21) Be sure you get accurate information. Your leadership ability will enhance your reputation. Changes in your residence will be favorable in the long haul. Delays are evident. Horoscopes courtesy of astrologer Michael Thiessen. For daily horoscopes go to

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ExERCISE yOUR BRaIN By KNITTINg! Knitting is therapeutic, relaxing and self-satisfying.

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DOMINIC MANCUSO BAND THIS SATURDAY – June 4 – 7:30 PM Kamloops Convention Centre Theatre NHD - 1.4 May 4 2011.indd 1

Get your tickets in advance at Kamloops Live Box Office – – 374-5483 and at the door $35 Adults / $20 Youth (HST and all service fees included)

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Kamloops Northshore Echo newspaper June 1, 2011

Northshore Echo June 1,2011  

Kamloops Northshore Echo newspaper June 1, 2011