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Friday, April 25, 2014

Kamloops MMA fighter returns to the cage WarPath Fighting Championships (WFC), hosted by Four Directions Marital Arts Academy, a mixed martial arts gym in Chilliwack, will be welcoming mixed martial arts fighters from across the province to Chilliwack’s firstever MMA fights in a cage on Fri. May 2, at the Tzeachten Hall, 45855 Promontory Rd. WFC, previously with a traditional boxing ring, has 10 fights scheduled for fans, and is awarding a championship title belt in the welterweight division. Kamloops’ own Mikel Dupont will be returning to the cage after a long hiatus; his rematch with Merritt fighter Michael Heppner was cancelled only hours before the scheduled fight in Ferbuary when the medical team refused to clear Heppner for the fight.

TAP OR SNAP! Kamloops’ own Mikel Dupont (bottom) locks his opponent Michael Heppner’s arm in place seconds before applying the fight-winning armbar to win the bout just 35 seconds into the first round. Judi Dupont photo

Dupont, from Mata Leao MMA in Kamloops, comes from a strong and successful team of fighters. He has a 1-1 fight record. Dupont will be up against Tristan Sargeant in a light heavyweight division (205 lb.). Sargeant, fighting independently out of Merritt, has heavy hands. This is a classic striker versus jiu jitsu match up.

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RCMP officer dons red heels to Walk a Mile in Her Shoes RAISES $3,800 FOR ANNUAL FUNDRAISING EVENT Whistler RCMP Sgt. Rob Knapton was the top fundraiser this year in the Howe Sound Women’s Centre Society fifth annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event, held April 20. He raised $3,800 in pledges, and wore his RCMP bike uniform for the event, through the

Whistler Village. The event helps raise awareness about violence against women. “I have to confess my toes were a bit pinched by the end of the walk. But having fantastic community support, and the onlookers cheering us on, got all us men through it,” said Knapton.

It was his second time participating in the walk, and he wore his uniform this year at the request of the women’s centre. One of the signs Knapton carried spelled out his motivation for participating in the walk: “I am walking for everyone I’m trying to help at work.”


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In other match-ups, a war is expected between Chad Gerow and Andy Padda for the WFC Championship Welterweight title (170 lb.). Gerow is from the Kitselas First Nation near Terrace. Gerow, also known as “Ready to Go” Chad Gerow, is always ready to go to battle. This dangerous striker is continuously improving in all aspects of the MMA game. He trains with World Extreme Kickboxing in Surrey, and also spends time with this fight family, Chilliwack’s own Four Directions Martial Arts Academy. His opponent, Padda, who began his MMA training under Kultar “The Black Mamba” Gill, and now waving the flag from LevelUp MMA from Surrey, is a force to be reckoned with at 155 lb. and 170 lb. “Don’t blink!” explained WFC promoter Darwin Douglas. “This fight will be prove to be an all-out war with two equally tough and skilled opponents.” Kolten “KOKO” Higginbottom, with a current record of 4-3 trains under Darwin Douglas and Jamie Siraj of Four Directions Martial Arts Academy, has two wins in the past six months, and is stepping up a weight class to match Perry Hayer in the welterweight division (170 lb.). Hayer, fighting out of LevelUp MMA in Surrey, has fought many battles for WFC. After some time away from WFC competition, Hayer is ready with his strong striking ability and submission skills to take on the growing force in Higginbottom. Wally Joe, a hometown favourite who is Stó:lō Coast Salish from Kwakwapilt First Nation in Chilliwack, has a strong warrior spirit and hands of stone. Joe’s boxing skills and experience against young Justin Auld-Field from Pacific Top Team Jiu Jitsu in Kelowna, will be the best attributes to bring him victory. Auld-Field has a reputation of a dangerous submission artist. There are high hopes for this young fighter who will be put to the test, coming in to steal the victory from the hometown favorite. Joe and Auld-Field are fighting at a catch-weight of 175 lb. WFC is excited for the lightweight (155 lb.) match between Trevor Gill and Dakota O’Connor. Gill is a new prospect fighting out of Mamba MMA who has a wrestling background. You can expect Gill to be well-prepared under Coach Kultar “The Black Mamba” Gill, who owns and coaches one of Canada’s strongest MMA gyms, Mamba MMA. O’Connor hails from Osoyoos Indian Band near Oliver. His first fight was in the United States, and he’s ready to bring his exciting fighting style to the WFC cage. If you would like to attend the event to cheer on Dupont, tickets are available through our local fighter; contact Dupont at 250-819-9562. General admission tickets are $35; cage-side are $75; and table seating tickets are $100, which includes dinner.

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Horoscopes April 28 - May 4, 2014 If you’ve been intending to take a more practical approach to your finances, now is the time to head in that direction. These need to be your decisions & not what others expect, or your determination will falter. It’s also a good time to finalise any outstanding matters with someone else that involves finances in some way. This week provides you with the opportunity to take your life down a new path during the next 6 months. It’s important you focus on being happy within, even if the circumstances you’re dealing with in life aren’t exactly of your liking. Have faith that you can change things for the better. You can come up with solutions that’ll satisfy somebody who’s been determined to change something or gain greater control, without feeling as though you’re making personal sacrifices. Much has to do with the way routines can be organised differently, which likely includes something being brought to an end. Think about what you want in practical terms. Others seem happy to fit in & make whatever changes are necessary. It may be a matter of getting something you’ve wanted but now that it may be available you may not be so sure. This is a big test in coming to realisations about true priorities in life. You can begin to feel happier, either about the commitments you need to make or simply because you feel more ready to knuckle down to obligations you know you need to accept. Something tells you there’ll be benefits to gain in the future, although that isn’t obvious just yet. A change of attitude can certainly do wonders. The opportunity to tie together what you’d like to accomplish in the long term & what needs to be your priorities, exists. Take advantage of people who are in positions to help you get there – they’ll be willing to assist; believe you can be fortunate & that you possess the creativity to succeed. By bringing something to an end, involving other people, you can find other opportunities presenting themselves. This is mainly because you’ve made decisions about the level of responsibility you’re willing to accept. It’s more about setting things up at the moment, rather than feeling you’re going forward. Dealings or involvement with others is at a significant turning point, which will continue to develop for the next 6 months. You can feel personally restricted or held back, but also recognise opportunities that are there to be built up in the future. You’re limited to what you can do just yet. Others have more choice.

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Mommyisms Our family goes through waves of different activities we all enjoy together. We do try to spend much quality time together. But, our newest family activity has me wondering if I need to get a clue. Amongst other activities, every once in a while, we go through the board game phase. Our latest game, which is turning into a fast obsession, is the board game “Clue” – a game that I had never played before. To sum up the name of the game: there are three cards in an envelope (a room, a weapon, and a person) while the other cards are divided amongst the players. In a series of questions, you find out “who did it” by a process of

Dealing properly with details isn’t one of your strong points but is very necessary over the next few months. It’ll not only reap benefits, but also restrict other people from creating advantages for themselves, while you miss out. It’s a precursor to becoming more personally organised in the not too distant future. Life will seem to turn a better corner & much can be linked to you having improved expectations of what can be accomplished. You can be more confident about your abilities & what you’re capable to handling, esp. if there’s been something you haven’t fully understood. Someone can be generous.

elimination. Each turn you only “suspect.” When you’re sure, you “accuse” and then get to look at the cards. If you’re wrong, you’re out of the game. I was surprised how quickly I picked up this game and learned to read the “tells” (body language) of my husband and son. Their strategies sometimes would be to suspect a person, place, and thing they knew were not the culprits. The first game, I was sure of two out of the three and had a good feeling about the third – until my husband gave away the clue I needed to confirm the last suspect – with his body language. And, I won! The same went for the next couple games. However, during one game this week, I only knew one out of three. As Zachary suspected during his turn, I knew he was going to “accuse” next turn and I thought I’d beat him to it! Eager (greedy) for the win, I “stole” my son’s accusation (while he sat there on the verge of tears). I was wrong, and was kicked out of the game! The boys laughed at me as Zachary’s showed THE card that he had. I did not read his “tell” and was completely fooled. Karma kicked me in the ass. I really like this game of “who-done-it.” I’m sure we will playing it again tonight – and I hope that I learned my lesson. However, my thirst for the win may take over once again. Mrs. Peacock did it in the dining room, with the candlestick.

Getting a good foundation in place is important over the next 6 months. This can be connected to home & family but not necessarily. The main thing is that you apply persistence, even when it turns out to be a lot more work than you first anticipated. Proper effort put in now will produce significant benefits in the future. What you sense is possible will require you to be practical of mind. It may also mean you need to let go of goals you’ve had in mind but have found difficult to make any real progress with. You also have to enjoy what you do. When this is the case you’ll flourish. Have you been trying to please others instead of yourself?

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WHO-DUN-IT? Zachary collected all the right clues to discover that it was Mrs. Peacock in the diningroom with the candlestick. Lizsa Bibeau photo

AROUND TOWN • NorKam music students USED BOOK & CHOCOLATE SALE, April 25 – 27 & May 2 – 4. at Northills Mall. Fri: 5 – 9 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sun: 12 – 5 p.m. All books/$1; chocolates/$3. • The annual BATTLE OF THE BORDER High School Track Meet happens Sat. April 26, at Hillside Stadium from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. This BC School Sports inter-provincial sanctioned competition will feature most field and track events with a number of Alberta & BC high schools ,from Calgary to Kamloops, competing in three age groupings (seniors, juniors & Grade 8s) as they attempt to win the Battle of the Border. Come out & cheer on these top athletes in their competitions. • WESTSYDE YARD SALE DAY, April 26, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Shop at the more than 100 yard sales being hosted throughout the Westsyde community. Also, the Westsyde Community Development Society (WCDS) is hosting a FLEA MARKET & BBQ at the old Westsyde Elementary School, 3550 Westsyde Rd., during the day as a fundraiser for the Westsyde Waterpark. Want to participate as a vendor at the flea market? Vendor spaces are just a $5 donation to the WCDS. No reservations necessary; just show up at 7 a.m. to set up. Bring your own tables. • A BRIMFUL OF ASHA, by Asha & Ravi Jain, April 10 – 26, at Pavilion Theatre, 1025 Lorne St. Mother plans & son laughs – & grimaces & sighs & argues – to put a twist on an old saying. Ravi & his mother Asha, who play themselves, bring their real-life story of a mother’s dream & a son’s desire to follow his own path to the stage. The show starts every night with mother & son serving warm samosas to the audience as they arrive! Tickets: Kamloops Live! Box Office,, 250-374-5483. • The Laughing Stock Theatre Society of BC presents its production of DINNER AND DRINKS, a fresh new adult comedy, April 25 & 26 at the Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre Theatre, 1250 Rogers Way. *For mature audiences only: Coarse language, sexual themes.* Dinner at Preston’s Restaurant & the show: $36. Show only: $16. Dinner: 6:30 p.m. Curtain: 8 p.m. Tickets at: Kamloops Live Box Office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-374-5483, or FMI: • PERRY TUCKER & THE GOOD GRAVY BAND, with a repertoire of ‘50 & ‘60s classics, R&B, roots & country, originals & more, will perform at the Inlander Pub, 2020 Falcon Rd., April 26 at 9 p.m. • United Church Women, Community Kitchens, & Sensational Soups host a STRAWBERRY TEA & PLANT SALE Sat. May 3, 2 - 3:30 p.m. at Mt. Paul United Church, 140 Laburnum St. Plants, home baking, white elephant items & crafts. Strawberry Shortcake & Tea/$5. Come enjoy a friendly afternoon. Call Ronolee, 250 376-2261

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• Brock Central Lions Club annual COOPERS FOOD LOTTERY. Eight prizes totalling $2,300 in food certificates. Only 4,800 tickets printed. Tickets are $5/3 from Brock Lions Club members, Coopers stores or by calling Victor, 250-554-8031. • The Rotary Club of Kamloops hosts FAMILY DINNERS for less fortunate families at NorKam Secondary school, April 30, May 14 & 27, from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. • LET’S DANCE, hosted by Thompson Valley Activity & Social Club (TVASC), May 10, 8 p.m. – midnight, at Kamloops Curling Club, 700 Victoria St. Music by Union Jack. Tickets: $10 from Ed, 250-374-2774, Francoise, 250-372-3782, Zonia, 250-372-0091. TVASC Info Line: 250-571-5111; email:; website: • LET’S GET TOGETHER, a musical social event & open mic/jam/ dance, Thurs. May 15, at the Stage House Theater, 422 Tranquille Rd., for all ages. Open mic: 7 – 10 p.m.; dance: 10 – 11 p.m., to the music of Perry Tucker & the Good Gravy Band, & friends. Admission: free, $2, $5, $10 or other. • Kamloops Symphony presents the BEETHOVEN FESTIVAL, May 3 – 10. Indulge in a week-long feast of the music of Ludwig van Beethoven. Full festival passes from Kamloops Live! Box Office; single tickets on sale after April 10. • RON JAMES Take No Prisoners Tour at Sagebrush Theatre, Sagebrush Theatre, 821 Munro St., Sun. May 4, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: Kamloops Live Box Office, 250-374-5483, or • THE COMIC STRIPPERS, a male stripper parody & improv comedy show, May 9 & 10, 8 p.m. at the Coast Kamloops Conference Centre, 1250 Rogers Way. Tickets: $32; $29/groups of six or more at, 250-374-LIVE (5483). • THE BIG LITTLE SCIENCE CENTRE, 655 Holt St. (Happyvale School), open Tues – Sat, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Daily hands-on fun in the exploration rooms, & interactive science shows Sat. at 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Sat. April 26: STAR DOME, from Okanagan Science Centre. Explore the skies above with the Okanagan Science Centre’s Planetarium. Learn all about the stars, & the legends & lore behind them, from your favourite guide through the galaxies, Kevin Aschenmeier. 4 shows: 10:30 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Contact BLSC for tickets as seating is limited to 30 per show. Suitable for all ages. Call 250-554-2572. • BC Living Arts & the Brownstone Restaurant present their second THEMED DINNER SERIES OFFERING: AN ITALIAN FEAST, May 2 at 6 p.m., featuring a 6-course Italian meal along with a theatrical & lively atmosphere that’ll surely delight all in attendance, including a secret “special guest of honour.” Tickets: $80; RSVP at the Brownstone, 118 Victoria St., 250-851-9939. Dress in your ‘50s best. • Sa-Hali Secondary school spring production, CAGEBIRDS AND OTHER DELIGHTS, May 8 – 10. Cagebird, by Davis Compton, is a play about 6 women who are trapped in their own unwillingness to break free; while Other Delights is a collection of 4 short comedic plays by Christopher Durang. Curtain rises at 7 p.m. nightly. Tickets: $10 in advance from the school (255 Arrowstone Dr.) or at the door.Call 250-374-0861.

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AROUND TOWN • UNPLUGGED ACOUSTIC JAM SESSIONS, on the 1st & 3rd Monday of the month (May 5 & 19, June 2 & 16), at the Alano Club, 171 Leigh Rd., 7 – 10 p.m.; hosted by Perry Tucker & the Good Gravy Band. No cover. All acoustic musicians welcome. Call 250-376-5115. • KAMLOOPS MINOR FASTBALL REGISTRATION at various locations throughout the city. Call Vina Neuman, 250-554-2138 or • GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS meetings Thurs, 10 a.m. at Desert Gardens, 540 Seymour St. Call Wally, 250-679-7877, or Sunny, 250-374-9165. • RUBE BAND practises most Mondays, 7:30 p.m., at the Old Yacht Club, 1140 Rivers St. New members welcome. Call Bob Eley, 250-377-3209. • Kamloops Seniors Activity Centre hosts BINGO every Tues at the Brock Seniors Activity Centre, 1800 Tranquille Rd. (by Coopers). Doors: 5 p.m. Games: 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. 19+ event; fully licensed concession. • BROCK CENTRAL LIONS CLUB meets the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month (May 7 & 21) at 6:30 p.m. at the Eagles club, 755 Tranquille Rd. New members always welcome. Call Victor, 250-554-8031. • KAMLOOPS SECONDARY 20 YEAR REUNION class of 1994 Aug. 16 at the Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre. Tickets are limited & selling now! Check out for all the events happening on that weekend and to purchase tickets. • KAMLOOPS FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY meets the 4th Thurs of each month (May 22) at Heritage House, 100 Lorne St., 7 – 9 p.m. All welcome. Call 250-372-5679. • KAMLOOPS QUIT SMOKING support group meets every Thurs at Kamloops United Church, 421 St. Paul St. • SHAMBHALA MEDITATION GROUP offers meditation in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. Sat drop-in 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.; Mon 7 – 8:30 p.m.; Thurs 7 – 9 p.m. with available meditation instructions. 433B Lansdowne St. Call Liz, 250-376-4224. • LITTLE FORT COFFEE HOUSE at the Little Fort Hall, featuring Perry Tucker & the Good Gravy Band, May 2. Doors: 6:30, show: 7:30 p.m. Open Mic. Admission: $4, musicians free. Call Bill, 250-672-5116. • PERRY TUCKER will perform at the Celista Hall Farmers Market every 2nd Wed from July 2 – Sept. 10; market hours 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., music every Wed. 10 a.m. – noon. • MOUNT PAUL UNITED CHURCH THRIFT SHOP, 140 Laburnum St., open Tues & Thurs, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. • PERRY TUCKER & THE GOOD GRAVY BAND will perform at Chances Barside Lounge Fri. July 4, Fri. Nov. 28, 7 – 10 p.m.

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Tax credit eases caregiver finances Being a caregiver to a loved one can be a rewarding experience, but it can also bring challenges that require compassion, time, and money. It may also take you away from your job, making the financial challenge even more difficult to manage. If you’re tending to a loved one who’s dependent on you, consider the Family Caregiver Tax Credit when you file your income tax and benefit return. Introduced in 2011, this tax credit helps ease the financial burden of looking after a loved one by reducing the amount of tax you have to pay. You may be eligible to claim an additional amount of $2,040 in the calculation of certain non-refundable tax credits. If you’re tending to more than one eligible dependant, you can claim the credit for each of them.

You may be eligible for the Family Caregiver Tax Credit if you’re caring for a dependant who is either: • An individual 18 years of age or older, dependant on you because of an impairment in physical or mental functions; or • A child under 18 years of age, with a prolonged and indefinite impairment who depends on you for much more assistance in attending to personal needs and care compared to others the same age. Although no tax credit can alleviate all the challenges that go with caregiving, the family caregiver tax credit can help ease that financial burden and help you get back to what’s most important – caring for your loved ones. More information is online at

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The fastest, easiest way to get your tax refund Waiting for that precious income tax refund cheque to come in the mail? The federal government is reminding Canadians this tax season to enrol for direct deposit to get their money faster and more conveniently. Almost half of all Canadians who receive income tax refunds have enrolled in the program while the other half could easily get their refunds that much faster just by signing up. Only about 46 per cent of all income tax refunds are issued electronically in Canada while 90 per cent of pension payments are made through direct deposit. In an effort to help all Canadians access their federal government payments faster and more conveniently, the federal government is encouraging everyone to sign up for direct deposit before paper cheques are eliminated in April 2016. Direct deposit applies to all federal payments, including income tax


refunds, GST/HST credits, Old Age Security, Canada Pension Plan and Employment Insurance. There are three ways you can enrol: • You can visit, the Canada Revenue Agency’s My Account site or use your Service Canada My Account to sign up. • You can visit your bank where an agent can help you fill out a form. Most banks can provide enrolment forms. • You may also receive an enrolment form with your cheques from time to time. If you need help filling out the form or would like to order one, call 1-800-OCanada. Enrolling in direct deposit is also a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. The federal government estimates 32,000 trees a year will be saved by eliminating paper cheques and greenhouse gas emissions will be lowered as well by eliminating transportation needs associated with mailing cheques. –NC









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Expectant parents ask Internet to name their child Direct deposit January, an expectant fa- Though they did have a good “Hell when I saw that saves paper, trees therIn named Stephen started the sense of humour about the results: was availDid you know that by signing up for direct deposit of federal government payments such as your income tax refund, GST/HST credits, Canada Pension Plan , Old Age Security, Child Tax Benefit and other federal benefits, you’ll be helping to save approximately 32,000 trees a year and lowering greenhouse gas emissions? Talk about reducing your carbon footprint. To sign up for direct deposit visit The federal government is phasing out cheques by April 2016 in favour of direct deposit. Already more than 80 per cent of Canadians have signed up for the program. –NC

website, where anyone on the Internet could suggest and vote on potential names for Stephen’s forthcoming baby girl. Well, Stephen’s wife, Alysha, gave birth on April 7. And the winning name is – drumroll, please! – Amelia Savannah Joy McLaughlin. Kind of sweet, right? Or, sweeter than you might have expected from the feces-hurling cesspool that is the Internet? Unfortunately for those looking to have their faith in humanity restored, “Amelia Savannah Joy” didn’t technically win the vote. The real first-place name was “Cthulhu All-Spark.” (“Cthulhu” won the vote for first name, and “All-Spark” won the vote for middle name.) The parents, who live in B.C., rejected that one in favour of the second-place name, Amelia.

“All bow down to the great and powerful Cthulhu,” a friend named Kathryn posted to Facebook after the birth, under a photo of the newborn. Stephen revealed that he was forced to delete “several STIs and a couple of sexual positions” from initial submissions. He also explained the inspiration for the project at length, as well as how his wife reacted to the idea. “I was sitting on the end of the bed after coming home from work and the idea hit me. I tend to be very forward person – this gets me in a lot of trouble!” he laughed. “And I just blurted it out – ‘Honey, I am going to ask the internet what we should name our daughter!’ “She was supportive right from the start. I think at first she didn’t think I was actually going to do it. But once the domain was registered she knew it was real.

able I just knew that was the sign that I HAD to do it.” Let’s all just be thankful Stephen and Alysha chose responsible parenting over contest integrity. Congratulations to the new parents, and also to the newborn, for not being named “Cthulhu All-Spark.”

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