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Thursday, December 1, 2016
Santa will come to Northills this year after all
SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN. Everyone’s favourite jolly old elf will be arriving at Northills Mall this year. After initially deciding to cancel Santa’s visit to Northills, the mall’s landlord as reconsidered. Dates of his actual visit will be announced soon.
North Shore children better not pout, and they better not cry because Santa Claus IS coming to town – particularly to the Northills Mall – this Christmas season. The mall’s landlord, Prospero International, had initially decided to cancel Santa’s appearance this year and replace it with a key promotion, in which young mallgoers could try to open a gift box to win a prize. But that led to a social media backlash, and a petition from the mall’s tenants calling for Prospero to reverse the decision. The mall’s anchor tenant, Your Independent Grocers, has stepped up to will bring Santa in after all, according to Rick Halliday, vice
president of Retail Properties for Prospero International. He said it was a lesson learned. “We thought we had a good promotion. We didn’t realize maybe what the reaction was going to be, so maybe lesson learned there,” Halliday related. “Thanks to a couple of our tenants, especially Jason at Your Independent Grocers, we will have that, and we will have the bonus of the key promotion as well. The dates of Santa’s stay at Northills Mall have yet to be conﬁrmed. “Obviously we are prepared to assist them however we can in terms of display, in terms of the things we would typically use for the Santa display,” said Halliday.
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Operation Red Nose campaign starts
Operation Red Nose (ORN) began its 2016 campaign over the weekend, giving out 119 rides and collecting $2,900 in donations.
The safe ride home campaign is a fundraiser for PaciﬁcSport. It is in operation every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening this month (Dec. 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17) as well as Dec. 26, Dec. 30 and New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31. For a ride, call the ORN service line at 250-372-5110. ORN is also still in need of volunteers. If you would like to volunteer for one six-hour shift, or more, applications can be picked and dropped oﬀ at the Kamloops RCMP oﬃce on Battle Street or the North Shore Community Policing Oﬃce on Seventh Avenue. For information or to volunteer, call 250-320-0650.
C%"/*$4&* H&46#" L/*$ The following food items can be included in a basic food hamper, all donations of which are welcomed in the form of a donation at the Christmas Amalgamated depot where they are sorted and compiled into baskets for each family. All home-baked and canned food items must be prepared in an FoodSafe approved kitchen. There are no refrigerators or freezers in the building, as such, all donations should be non-perishable. If you are adopting a family, ensure there is enough food to feed the entire family for their Christmas dinner. (Extras can be included.) • One turkey or gift certiﬁcate ($25 value); • potatoes (3 – 5 lb.); • stuﬃng (1 – 2 packages); • cranberry jelly (1 tin); • vegetables (2 tins, or fresh if delivered immediately); • soup (2 tins); • juice (1 large tin); • Jell-O or pudding (2 packages); • apples (1 dozen); • oranges (1 dozen mandarins);
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Java Mountain News 2 December 1, 2016
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My inner child
December 4 - December 10, 2016 Sun/Mon is great for relationships, friends, light romance, entertainment, wish fulﬁllment, making plans. Lie low, rest, contemplate, plan Mon eve – Wed. Your energy, charisma return powerfully Thurs/Fri – get out & do things, meet people, etc. Fri’s best. Either chase money or spend it Sat – all’s well. A lovely day! Be ambitious Sun/Mon – higher-ups favour you. Happiness late Mon eve – Wed. Expect a mild dose of popularity, light ﬂirtation, optimism and social joys. Retreat, lie low, rest, contemplate, make plans Thurs/Fri. Fri’s best. Career shines Fri. Your energy, charisma surge Sat. A good day, with lots of easy accomplishment! Sun/Mon bring great luck (mostly Sun) in love, intellectual communications, higher learning, far travel, legal, media, culture, etc. Be ambitious Tues/Wed but don’t change careers/employers before mid-May. You’ll make progress Tues. Social joys, popularity, optimism, wish fulﬁllment, ﬂirting, etc., Thurs/Fri. Fri’s ﬁlled with successful inﬂuences. Retreat Sat. All’s well, happy. Valuable experiences await Sun eve. Stick to routine Mon. Mon eve – Wed are wise, gentle, mellow – your luck is in travel, legal, intellect, culture, gentle love. Be ambitious Thurs/Fri. Fri a.m. onward is best. You’ll have a reassuring view of your future career path. Friends, social joys, ﬂirtations, optimism, entertainment ﬁll a beautiful Sat! Sun/Mon confront you with good relationships. Marriage, partnership, relocation, litigation, agreements/contracts, challenges & cooperation all go well Sun. Secrets, research, ﬁnancial opportunities, desires, lifestyle changes, health emergencies, commitment, etc., Mon eve – Wed – your luck is good. Thurs/Fri is wise, mellow. Thurs has snags; Fri shines. Be ambitious Sat. Dive into chores Sun/Mon – save routine ones for Mon. Relationships ﬁll Mon eve – Wed. All goes well between you & others. Mysteries, research, health, lifestyle changes, intuition, ﬁnancial opportunities arrive Thurs/Fri. Fri’s best. Grab any opportunity. Sat is wise, mellow, bringing love, travel, learning, etc. Sun/Mon are romantic, creative, speculative, pleasant, esp. Sun. Your cheerfulness impresses someone immensely Sun eve. Tackle chores Mon eve – Wed. Relax Wed a.m. Relationships ﬁll Thurs/Fri. Thurs’s a bit problematical; Fri’s best. Sat’s for sex, serious money, secrets, investigations. Chase money this month. Buy/sell, ask for a raise, etc. Emphasis on home, family, Sun/Mon. Sun’s best. Romance, pleasure, charming kids, risk-taking, creativity, Mon eve – Wed. Caution with money, practical considerations Wed a.m. Charge into chores Thurs/Fri. Fri’s is a go in money opportunities, successful accomplishment. Sat’s great for jumping on opportunities, etc. Sun/Mon brings errands, short trips, paperwork, communications, casual acquaintances. All goes well Sun. Mon’s quiet on the results side. Accent on domestic scene Mon eve – Wed. Events unfold smoothly. Romance, creativity, speculation, sports/pleasure pursuits blossom Thurs/Fri. Tackle chores Sat – you’ll get a lot done quite easily. Chase money or make important purchases Sun, Mon but stick to routine Mon. Errands, casual acquaintances, paperwork, details arise Mon eve – Wed. All goes well. Focus on your domestic sphere Thurs/Fri. Fri’s great for accomplishment, aﬀection, rest. Sat begins a very romantic weekend! Your charisma, energy soar Sun/Mon. Get out, make contacts, impress people, etc. Sun. Chase money or make purchases Mon eve – Wed. This is a productive, easy interval. Errands, short trips, communications, casual acquaintances, paperwork, details ﬁll Thurs/Fri. Good luck rides with you Fri. Sat starts a homebased weekend. Be domestic, hug the kids, garden, repair, etc. Prepare for career action Use Sun/Mon. Rest, contemplate, plan. Your energy, charisma surge Mon eve – Wed. Now is the time to enact those plans. Chase money &/or make signiﬁcant purchases Thurs/Fri. Luck rides with you Fri. You can impress clients, sell wanted items, or get a small raise. Sat brings communications, casual friends, visits, curiosity – give curiosity free rein.
Mommyisms When I was a kid, I remember my favourite part of gym class was gymnastics, especially the trampoline. Jumping on the trampoline was always so much fun. This past weekend, I indulged my ten-year-old-self. It was Zachary’s 11th birthday party. There were eight boys, full of energy and excited to celebrate and play . . . And one six-year-old little girl! So, I had to join her. (Park rules.) I put on my special, sticky socks, and I jumped . . . And jumped. It became immediately clear that I needed to use the bathroom! (Gravity at its best.) I emptied my bladder, I regained my balance, and continued to jump. No ﬂips or fancy tricks,
just practice and balance while watching Aubrielle in her giddy state. (I had no idea where the boys were.) Nearly an hour later, I was bouncing and balanced and doing some minor tricks. My innerchild was giddy as I showed oﬀ some high, straddle jumps over and over again while my husband cheered me on. The foam pit called my name as I chased Aubrielle down the “half pipe” trampoline . . . Until I actually reached the foam pit! I came to a screeching halt. My inner-child was suddenly terriﬁed of the giant foam cubes. But, I jumped. It did not hurt. However, getting out of the foam pit took a lot more eﬀort than I ever anticipated. The party exhausted the boys, Aubrielle, and, surprisingly, me. Two hours later, my inner-child collided with my mommy-self, hard. My tummy felt like everything was jumbled, my ribs were aching, my spine felt like it had been squished in a compactor, and I had some form of “shin splints” – except it was my entire leg. I could barely walk. I survived the birthday party with 11-year-old boys, and I had fun. Maybe I should bring out my inner-child more often. Next time, cartwheels.
JUMPING JACKS. Lizsa releases her inner child on the trampoline during Zachary’s birthday party. Alain Bibeau photo
Java Mountain News 3 December 1, 2016
Christmas craft fairs
• Dec. 1 & 2: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 2nd annual CRAFT & HOMEBASED BUSINESS FAIR, 2164 Garymede Dr. Intimate home setting. Appies, draws. Bring your friends & family. • Dec. 3: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. JRES CRAFT SALE & SMALL BUSINESS MARKET at Juniper Ridge Elementary, 2540 Qu’Appelle Blvd. Hot lunch concession, door prize raﬄe. Free admission. • Dec. 3: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Pinantan Lake annual CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY CRAFT FAIR, 3084 Pinantan-Pritchard Rd. (just past the general store). Baked goods, fabulous selection vendors, only 20 minutes from town; take a drive to the country & get in the Christmas spirit! • Dec. 3: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS craft sale, at St. Andrews on the Square, 159 Seymour St. Haven’t started shopping yet? There will be lots of great items, all under $20 from local crafters. 250-377-4232. • Dec. 3: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. K!"#$$%& S'()$*& V)##!+' !((,!# CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR & BAKE SALE, 1220 Hugh Allan Dr. Many vendors selling knitted goods, jewelry, soaps, cards, paintings, gingerbread houses, & more! Bring a new pair of socks or a toque for the Sock & Toque Drive for those in need. • Dec. 3 & 4: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. CHRISTMAS AT THE COURTHOUSE, Old Kamloops Courthouse Gallery, 7 W. Seymour St. TMarj, 250-377-4345, or Shiela, 250-577-3256. • Dec. 4: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. CRAFT & BAKE SALE, at 222 Sagewood Dr. (Sun Rivers). Vendor tables: $10 from 250-372-2563. • Dec. 7: 5 – 9 p.m. 1st annual HOLIDAY POP-UP MARKET, at the Grindhouse Café, 100 – 125 Fourth Ave. A social pop-up shop featuring local artists & supporting local businesses. Music, coﬀee. • Dec. 8: 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. SAVONA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR. For the children of the community. • Dec. 10: 2 – 8 p.m. CHRISTMAS MARKET, at Sun Meadows Equestrian Centre, 7373 Barnhartvale Rd. Christmas Musical Ride performance; crafters & artisans. 250-573-5812 or 250-573-2433. • Dec. 10: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR, Heﬄey Creek Hall, 6995 Old Highway 5. Local crafters & artisans. Concession. Admission by donation. 50/50 draw. Plenty of parking. 250-578-7525. • Dec. 10: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. annual CHRISTMAS CRAFT SALE, at A.E. Perry Elementary, 1380 Sherbrooke Ave. Local crafters & homebased businesses. • Dec. 17: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR, at the Hamlets at Westsyde, 3255 Overlander Dr. (across from Westsyde Shopping Centre). Vendor tables: $10 from Val, 250-579-2463. • Dec. 17: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. HOLIDAY ARTISAN MARKET, at S,( P'!/& Grand, Sun Peaks. Free admission. 2250-578-5386, 250-578-5474, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. • Dec. 17: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS: T0' S'1,'#, craft sale, at St. Andrews on the Square, 159 Seymour St. All new crafters from the 1st sale. 250-377-4232.
• Dec. 3: 10 a.m. SANTA SHUFFLE FUN RUN & ELF WALK, at Riverside Park. A 5 km fun run or 1 km elf walk for all ages, in support of Salvation Army. Register at santashuﬄe.ca FMI: Christine, 250-554-1611 ext. 205. • Dec. 3: 5 – 9 p.m. CHRISTMAS BANQUET, at First Baptist Church of Kamloops, 454 Columbia St. Celebrate the wonder of Christ! Limited seating. Tickets: $5 from www.ﬁrstbaptistkamloops. org or RSVP to Lydia: email@example.com. • Dec. 3: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. EAT, SHOP, & BE MERRY, at Nature’s Fare Markets, 1350 Summit Dr. Festive eats & treats, & a pancake breakfast! • Dec. 3: K!"#$$%& O#3 T)"' F)33#'*& CHRISTMAS DINNER & DANCE, at Desert Gardens, 540 Seymour St. Dinner: 6:30 p.m. followed by dance. Doors: 6 p.m. tickets: $40 from 250-319-3680. • B100 6 C0*)&7"!& A"!#+!"!7'3 TOY HOUSE CAMPAIGN. Drop a new, unwrapped toy into one of the toy house locations, and help put a smile on a child’s face this Christmas. Toy Houses are at Aberdeen Mall, Save-On Foods, Kamloops Ford Lincoln, Northills Mall, Aberdeen Canadian Tire, & Sahali Centre Mall. • SALVATION ARMY KETTLE CAMPAIGN, runs to Dec. 24. Fundraiser to continue developing programs & services in the community. Volunteers needed. Call 250-819-0017 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. • Dec. 4: 12 – 4 p.m. CHRISTMAS TREES O!"# $%'(", at Double Tree by Hilton, 339 St. Paul St. Come out to see the beautifully decorated Christmas Trees by local non-proﬁt organizations then enjoy a complimentary stack of pancakes, hot chocolate, & cinnamon apple cider by making a donation to your favourite non-proﬁt’s tree. Santa will be on hand so bring your wish lists! Live entertainment by Ryan7. 250-851-0026. • Dec. 4: 3 – 5:30 p.m. WOMEN’S WINTER FESTIVAL & BAZAAR, at St. Andrews On The Square, 159 Seymour St. An enjoyable afternoon of entertainment celebrating Christmas in a bazaar setting with awesome vendors; belly dance performances; hoop dancing; Buugeng; face painting; card readers; open dance ﬂoor ﬁnale. An event for women & children* (*boys under 12). Tickets: $5/advance; $8/at the door, children under 12: free, from Tammy, 250-572-6967, email@example.com • Dec. 5: 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. CUTS FOR TOYS, at Manhandler Barber Shop, 242 Fourth Ave. Bring a new unwrapped toy of $10 value or more & receive a free haircut. Help put a smile on a child’s face this Christmas! • Dec. 7: 6 – 10 a.m. 97.5 T0' R)<'*’& 2470 !((,!# TOYS FOR KIDS BREAKFAST, at Hotel 540, 540 Victoria St. Bring a new unwrapped toy OR a minimum $10 donation for the RIH Foundation Pediatrics Ward & enjoy a delicious buﬀet style breakfast. Free parking. Live entertainment including Uncle Chris the Clown & the Kamloops Princess Parties. • Dec. 8: 5 – 7 p.m. NSBIA CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHT UP, at Wilson House, 115 Tranquille Rd. Princess Parties, live music, egg nog, hot chocolate, & so much more! Come light up the holidays & have some Christmas fun! All ages welcome! • Dec. 8: SENIORS’ CHRISTMAS LIGHT TOUR. Tour around town & see the best lights of the city. After the tour, enjoy a tea service & sing-a-long at the Sandman Centre. A bus will pick you up (beginning at 6:30 p.m.) & return you to your pick up location. Call 250-828-3500 & ask to register for program #260135. • Dec. 9 – Jan. 2: 1970 !((,!# WILDLIGHTS FESTIVAL at BC W)#3#)>' P!*/. Enjoy an eye-popping showcase of 380 shimmering, rope-light sculptures & more than 600,000 twinkling lights, alongside wagon rides, a Wildlife Express miniature train, a giant maze, Uncle Chris the Clown, & Santa Claus.
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Christmas/holiday events • K•'•••(# H&!•"•)& R•••*•• presents SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS H•••••• T!••$. Departure times: Dec. 9, 10, 17, 19 at 7 p.m. & Dec. 11 & 18 at 4 p.m. Board the historic 2141 steam locomotive for a magical old-fashioned Christmas ride featuring lights, carols, hot chocolate & gingerbread. Tickets from kamrail.com/spirit-of-christms-railtour.php. • Dec. 10: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. DEALS FOR DAMES, at Monte Creek Ranch, 2420 Miner’s Bluﬀ Rd., Monte Creek. Free wine tastings, treats, draw prizes. Enjoy a day out with your best gal pals. Driving services: DiVine Tours (firstname.lastname@example.org, 250-572-0008) or Tasteful Excursions (email@example.com, 1-844-314-4555). • Dec. 10: 7:30 p.m. CHRISTMAS WITH THE KAMLOOPS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA at Sagebrush Theatre, 821 Munro St. Hear seasonal favourites plus the hockey Sweater, a narrated musical version of Roch Carrier’s classic Canadian children’s story. • Dec. 11: 2 – 3:30 p.m. 6th annual MUSICAL RIDE – RUDOLPH THE RED NOSE REINDEER, at Sun Meadows Equestrian Centre, 7373 Barnhartvale Rd. An adaptation of Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer on horseback! Sing-alongs, & delicious home-baked cookies handed out by Santa’s helpers! Family fun. Dress warmly. Donations to the Kamloops Food Bank welcome. • NSBIA 2$• •$$+•• SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS DECORATION COMPETITION ,•! -+#•$&##&#. Decorate a little, or decorate a lot – sign up for free for a little holiday fun in any one of a number of categories. Register online at www.nsbia.com/spirit-ofchristmas. Registration deadline: 5 p.m. Dec. 15. • Dec. 15: 7 – 9:30 p.m. A CHORAL RHAPSODY OF CHRISTMAS, a free community concert, at Sagebrush Theatre, 1300 Ninth Ave. The choirs of Kamloops present a delightful selection of Christmas carols with fun, old-fashioned singalongs between sets. Donation for the Kamloops Food Bank. To reserve your seat, call Kamloops Box Oﬃce Live, 250-374-5483. FMI: 250-828-3611. • Dec. 15: CP HOLIDAY TRAIN with D••••# S'•"/, & O••#. CHASE: North side of Shuswap Avenue, across from Chase RCMP building. Arrival: 2:50 p.m. Performance: 3 – 3:30 p.m. Beneﬁting Chase Christmas Hamper Society. KAMLOOPS: North side of S•$•'•$ C&$"!& on Lorne Street. Arrival 5 p.m. Performance: 5:15 – 5:45 p.m. Beneﬁting Kamloops Food Bank & Outreach Society. SAVONA: Savona access road & Park Lane. Arrival: 7:15 p.m. Performance: 7:20 – 7:45 p.m. Beneﬁting Savona Improvement District. ASHCROFT: Railway Avenue. Arrival: 8:50 p.m. Performance: 9 – 9:30 p.m. Beneﬁting Ashcroft & Area Food Bank. Arrive at least 15 minutes before start time to see the train pull in.
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S$#•'••’ C•••••• • L•(•• T'"• P•)%"* +') ••'#• SOUTH KAMLOOPS Desert Gardens, 540 Seymour St. 6:55 p.m. Lorne St. by the Keg sign 6:40 p.m. Kamloops Seniors Village, 1220 Hugh Allan Dr. 6:40 p.m. Ponderosa Place, 421 Columbia St. (east side) 6:55 p.m. Ridgepoint at Pineview Valley 6:40 p.m. Sahali Centre Mall (front entrance) 6:45 p.m. TD Bank, Valleyview, Trans Canada Hwy East 6:40 p.m. 4th Ave. & Battle St. (across from YMCA) 6:55 p.m. WESTSYDE Westsyde Pool, 859 Bebek Rd. (front entrance) 6:40 p.m. Oak Hills Store, 2501 Sandpiper Dr. 6:45 p.m. NORTH KAMLOOPS Integra Tires (formerly Big O Tires), Leigh Rd. 6:40 p.m. Cottonwood Manor, 730 Cottonwood Ave. 6:50 p.m. (west entrance) North Shore Transit Exchange, Sydney Ave. 6:35 p.m. (south side by Northills Mall) Rayleigh Station Store 6:22 p.m. Renaissance Retirement Residence (Vernon Ave.) 6:40 p.m. The Shores, 870 Westminster Ave. 6:40 pm BROCKLEHURST Desmond St. & Tranquille Rd. 6:40 p.m. (across from Brock Shopping Centre) Orchard Court, 860 Nicolani Dr. 6:35 p.m. Riverbend, 760 Mayfair St. 6:40 p.m. Brock Estates, 2401 Ord Rd. 6:35 p.m.
C•••••• • • S"# P$ %•: Dec. 16 – 18: SANTA’S ALPINE VISIT & SPECTACULAR HOLIDAY KICK-OFF at Sun Peaks Resort. Enjoy festive music, photos with Santa, explore the H•••••• A!"•#•$ M•!%&", taste some maple taﬀy made on the snow, decorate a gingerbread cookie, make a holiday decoration, & much more! Dec. 22: 5 – 6:30 p.m. SKATING WITH SANTA. Santa will be making a special appearance at Family Fun Night at the Skating Rink, just east of the village centre, where all children 12 & under are free (must be accompanied by an adult). Games, music, bonﬁre & hot chocolate. Dec. 23: 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. SKIING WITH SANTA. Santa will be on the 5 Mile, a beginner run. Meet at the top of the Sunburst chairlift to ski down 5 Mile. Cost: free (with valid lift ticket or pass). Dec. 24: 8 a.m. & 9 a.m. BREAKFAST WITH SANTA, at Masa’s Bar & Grill. Enjoy a good old fashioned pancake breakfast with Santa. Tickets: $8/person from Guest Services in the Village Day Lodge, 250-578-5474 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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A(*'%+ T*/% • S•. G•••••’• A!•"#$%! C&'•$& is hosting its FALL FUNDRAISER DINNER at the Fox & Hounds Pub, Dec. 4 from 5 – 8 p.m. Featuring roasted chicken & baby back ribs & Caesar salad. Silent auction, including Elvis memorabilia. Tickets: $15 from Dennis, 250-819-8463. • ART EXHIBITS. Kamloops Museum & Archives presents, Morris Lum R•: R•$••(#!• C&#!••• H#••••#••, a new project featuring Mississauga–based artist, Morris Lum, Sept. 9 – Jan. 21. • TRU A$•••• W••)•&•* T&•%••• presents UNCOMMON WOMEN AND OTHERS, by Wendy Wasserstein, Dec. 1 – 3 & 8 – 10, at 7:30 p.m. at TRU’s Blackbox Theatre, Old Main building, 900 McGill Rd. Tickets: $14 at the Blackbox Theatre Box Oﬃce (Old Main). Group rates 7 season tickets also available. FMI: 250377-6100. Comprised of a collage of interrelated scenes, the action begins with a reunion, six years after graduation, of ﬁve close friends & classmates at Mount Holyoke College. They compare notes on their activities since leaving school & then, in a series of ﬂashbacks, we see them in their college days & learn of the events, some funny, some touching, some bitingly cynical, that helped to shape them. • C&#+••% T&•%••• MONTHLY IMPROVE SHOWS, 8 p.m., at the Stage House Theatre, 422 Tranquille Rd. Doors: 7:30 p.m. Schedule: Dec. 17: S•%• W%•• I+*••,! (Long Form); Jan. 14: M%•,•" ,• DC (Battle Royale); Feb. 18: D'!•••!• - D•%••!• (Mission Improvable); March 18: M%•#• P%••/ (All-Star!); May 20: P•)•+•! I+*••,! (Long Form); April 15: S••#* ‘!’ S#* (Battle Royale); May 20: P•)•+•! I+*••,! (Long Form). Tickets: $15 (cash only) at the door. • W•••••! C%!%(% T&•%••• presents MAMMA MIA! Nov. 24 – Dec. 6, at Sagebrush Theatre, 1300 Ninth Ave. Packed with ABBA hits, it’s an enchanting tale of love, laughter, & friendship all set on a beautiful Greek island! All ages performance. • T&•+*••! V%""•/ A$•#,#•/ - S•$#%" C"'1 (TVASC) presents LET’S DANCE, Dec. 10, 8 p.m. – midnight, at Kamloops Curling Club, 700 Victoria St. Music by R•2"•$•#•!•. Tickets: $10, from Francoise, 778-220-8010, Norma, 250-299-7221, or Zonia, 250-372-0091. Info line: 250-571-5111; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.tvasc.ca. • T&• L%'•&#!• S••$)#!• T&•%••• S•$#••/ presents its British Panto production of Robert Louis Stevenson’s TREASURE ISLAND, the classic tale of pirates & buried treasure, Dec. 24 – 31, at Sagebrush Theatre, 1300 Ninth Ave. Matinees (doors: 11:30 a.m. curtain: 1 p.m.): Dec. 24, 26, 27, 29, & 31. Evenings (doors: 5:30 p.m. curtain: 7 p.m.): Dec. 26, 28 & 30. Tickets from Kamloops Live Box Oﬃce, 1025 Lorne St., 250-374-5483, www.kamloopslive.ca. • FIRST SATURDAYS GUIDED TOURS at Kamloops Art Gallery, 101 – 465 Victoria St., ﬁrst Sat of each month (Dec. 3), 1 p.m. in Central Galleries. Explore & engage with KAG exhibitions, ask questions & learn about the stories behind the art work. Led by local artist & art instructor Emily Dundas Oke. Free admission; open to all ages. In operation from 9 p.m. – 3 a.m. Nov. 25, 26, Dec. 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 26, 30, & New Year’s Eve Dec. 31
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• KAMLOOPS FARMERS’ MARKET: Wednesdays, Nov. 2 – Dec. 21, 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. INSIDE at the Sandman Centre. www. kamloopsfarmersmarket.com. • B3 KINGS return to Kamloops for their annual full-house performance, Dec. 20, at the Rex, 417 Seymour St. Their take on the classic holiday repertoire is super funky & makes Christmas tunes fun again! The B3 Kings are a must see over the holiday season. Tickets, $34/adults; $20/youth at Kamloops Live Box Oﬃce, 1025 Lorne St., 250-374-5483, tickets.kamloopslive.com. • BROCK CENTRAL LIONS CLUB meets the 1st & 3rd Thurs of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Brock Centre for Seniors Information, 9A – 1800 Tranquille Rd. New members always welcome. Call Victor, 250-554-8031. • THE BIG LITTLE SCIENCE CENTRE, 655 Holt St., open for public drop-ins Tues – Sat, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., with daily hands-on fun in the exploration rooms; interactive science shows at 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Sat. Dec. 3: S'*•• S•%•#$ E"•$••#$#•/ S&•3. An interactive, fun show that introduces static electricity, explores how it works & produces static in many ways, including using van de Graaﬀ generators. Is it time for your science centre hair-do? BLSC S"#$%"$ L$"&'($ S$(#$): Wed. Dec. 7: F#•&•#!• C•#+• U•#!• C•+*'••• T•$&!•"••#••, with Dr. Andrew Park. With 3D examples, prizes & what sounds like a computer mystery, participants will learn more on how computers can make our world a safer place. Doors: 6:30; lecture: 7 p.m. For older children & adults. Refreshments served. Free admission. All welcome. Wheelchair accessible. 250-554-2572. • RUBE BAND practises most Mon., 7:30 p.m., at the Old Yacht Club, 1140 Rivers St. New members welcome. Call Bob Eley, 250-377-3209. • K%+"••*• S•!#••• A$•#,#•/ C•!••• hosts BINGO every Tues at the Brock Seniors Activity Centre, 1800 Tranquille Rd. (by Save-on Foods). Doors: 5 p.m. Games: 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. 19+ event; fully licensed concession. • Oct. 29 – April 29, every Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. KAMLOOPS ARTISAN MARKET, at Sahali Mall. Artisan vendors wanted: artists, crafters, home-based businesses, musicians, performers, psychics, astrologers, etc. Karla, 778-220-2032 or www.kamloopsartisanmarket.com. • KAMLOOPS TRAVEL CLUB, an informal group that gets together regularly for weekly meetings to talk about travel at The Art We Are. Call James, 250-879-0873. • GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS meetings Thurs., 10 a.m. at Desert Gardens, 540 Seymour St. Call Wally, 250-679-7877, or Sunny, 250-374-9165. • DROP IN ADULT BADMINTON at the OLPH Gym (rear entrance), 635 Tranquille Rd., every Tues, 7 p.m. Mixed group of players; intermediates – advanced. Cost: $5. Birds supplied. Call Robert, 250-579-0193. • KAMLOOPS FLOOR CURLERS ﬂoor curl every Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, 9:15 – 11:30 a.m., at Heritage House. Everyone is invited to join. FMI: Maureen, 250-554-2422. • 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.
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Blazers downed 3-2 and 3-0 last week
Pavel Kousal had two goals as the Spokane Chiefs beat the Kamloops Blazers 3-2 last Wednesday night. The Chiefs got oﬀ to a good start as Ondrej Najman scored 48 seconds into the game. He beat goaltender Connor Ingram ﬁve-hole to give the Chiefs an early 1-0 lead. Kousal added to the lead as he found a rebound on the power play and snuck one by Ingram to make it 2-0 Chiefs 9:25 into the game. The Blazers battled back and got a goal from Rudolfs Balcers. Balcers was at the side of the goal as a partially blocked shot ended up
on his stick for an open net and his 15th goal of the season. The Chiefs made it 3-1 early in the second period as Kousal ﬁnished oﬀ a nice play from Keanu Yamamoto. Garrett Pilon got the Blazers back to within a goal as his shot found its way through a maze of bodies to make it a 3-2 game. The Blazers didn’t have the push they needed in the third period as they came up short in a 3-2 loss to the Chiefs. The Blazers ﬁnished the night 0-for-4 on the power play, while the Chiefs were 1-for-2. The Chiefs outshot the Blazers 28-27 on the night. It was a goaltender battle at the Sandman Centre last Friday night as Ingram and Tyler Brown combined to stop 69 of 70 shots. The Regina Pats added two late empty-net goals to make it a 3-0 ﬁnal for the Pats. It was a scoreless ﬁrst period with the Blazers outshooting the Pats 16-11. It was a fast-paced game with the Blazers enjoying three ﬁrst-period power plays.
The second period was just as quick as the Blazers had chances, but Brown continued to shine in the Pats goal. He made a great breakaway save on Collin Shirley to keep it a scoreless game. Ingram was just as good stopping Austin Wagner on a partial break in the period. The Blazers had a 5-on-3 power play in the second period, but did not score. The Pats got the game’s ﬁrst goal late in the second period. Wagner walked oﬀ the wall and put a shot on goal that zipped past everyone to make it a 1-0 game for the Pats through two periods. In the third period, the Blazers had some great chances oﬀ the rush. Shirley was robbed all alone by Brown’s glove, and Garrett Pilon had a great chance but was stopped in tight by Brown.
At the other end, Ingram made an incredible stop to keep it a 1-0 game. He robbed Wagner of a wide open net with his glove to keep the Blazers in it. The Pats iced the game with 1:11 to go as Adam Brooks scored into an empty net. Sergey Zborovskiy scored another empty net goal to make it a 3-0 ﬁnal for the Pats. The Blazers were 0-for-8 on the power play while they ﬁnished 1-for-1 on the penalty kill. The Blazers outshot the Pats 37-35 in the game. Brown was outstanding for the Pats making 37 saves for the shutout. Ingram had a great night in goal with 32 saves. The Blazers returned to home ice on Wed. Nov. 30, when they hosted the Seattle Thunderbirds. Results were unavailable at press time.
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The Kamloops Storm sit in third place, seven point out of ﬁrst place in the Birks division of the KIJHL, after a win and a loss last weekend. Tre Sales scored a hat trick – a goal in each period – in what turned out to be a losing eﬀort as the Chiefs defeated the Storm 9-5 in Kelowna last Friday night. The Chiefs opened the scoring
1:44 into the game, scoring three goals in the ﬁrst half of the period to take an early 3-0 lead. Sales scored his ﬁrst goal of the game halfway through the ﬁrst period to make it 3-1 Chiefs but Kelowna answered back with 3:23 left in the frame to maintain their threegoal lead after 20 minutes. The Chiefs scored on the power play 7:54 into the second period to make it 5-1 but Sales answered back with his second goal 1:01 later to make it 5-2 Chiefs. The Chiefs then scored a pair of power play goals to take a 7-2 lead into the dressing room after 40. The Chiefs scored two more power play goals in the ﬁrst six minutes of the third period to make it 9-2. Sales scored his hat trick goal – an unassisted shorthanded goal – with 7:27 remaining in the period to make it 9-3.
Morgan Poirier made it 9-4 on the power play with 2:21 left, then Brandon Lawson scored 31 seconds later to make it 9-5 Chiefs for the win. Sat. Nov. 26, saw the Storm at home to host the North Okanagan Knights with much better results. The Storm owned the ﬁrst two periods scoring all four of their goals in the ﬁrst 33:32 of the game. Jacob Callas opened the scoring for the Storm 50 seconds into the game on the power play. Evan Walls scored an unassisted goal 5:57 later. Then Poirier scored on the power play 4:22 later to make it 3-0 Storm after 20 minutes. Dallas Otto scored the only goal of the middle frame to make it 4-0 Storm after 40. The Knights
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ﬁnally got on the scoreboard on the power play 3:23 in to the third period to make it 4-1 Storm, then scored halfway through the period to get to within two goals of the Storm but the Storm held oﬀ and took the 4-2 win. Kolby Pauwels stopped 31 of 33 shots he faced in the win. The Storm outshot the Knights 49-31. The Storm only have seven games remaining before the Christmas break. They host the Revelstoke Grizzlies at Memorial Arena Fri. Dec. 2. The Storm then travel to 100 Mile House Wed. Dec. 7, to face oﬀ against the Wranglers in a
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Easy winter snow removal starts now
It’s common for homeowners to neglect getting their snow thrower prepped for the winter. But once that Canadian snow decides to fall you’ll ﬁnd yourself asking why you didn’t get yours ready sooner. “Taking your snow thrower into a local dealer for maintenance is always a good idea,” explained Michelle Sordie, director of market-
ing at Husqvarna Canada. “But if you wait for the ﬁrst snowfall, the shops will be extremely busy with those who left tune-ups to the last minute.” Use these ﬁve maintenance tips from the pros to get your snow thrower up and running, ready to tackle any snow that comes your way: 1. F!'()'$ #* +)' -#/0': Gasoline gets stale over time leaving harmful deposits in the fuel system that could damage the engine, making it important to change at the beginning of the season. Add a fuel stabilizer to keep the ethanol in the gas from damaging your thrower’s engine. 2. C)3$4' +)' (*3!5 *6#4: If the spark plug is in good condition it will make starting your machine that much easier. A new spark plug will help ignite the fuel air mixture within the engine and ensure you’re not left in the cold. 3. W3() #*: Keep your thrower in top shape by diligently cleaning away any dirt. A buildup of grime from storing your machine during the oﬀ season can impede its performance. Using a degreaser spray and letting it sit for 15 minutes before removing will allow you to wipe away dirt easily. 4. C)'05 +/!' *!'((#!': Tires that are properly inﬂated will increase the machine’s maneuverability, making it easy for you to tackle any type of snow you have to clear. 5. L#;!/03+' +)"(' ;'3!/$4(: Make sure to lubricate the wheel, auger and impeller bearings periodically to ensure that all parts are moving eﬃciently and safely. – NC
Long Blades impressive at international meet
• GERMAN CHOIR group, under the direction of Peter Young, meet every 2nd Thurs (Dec. 8), 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. at North Shore Community Centre, 730 Cottonwood Ave. Call Frieda, 250-376-3814. • MOUNT PAUL UNITED CHURCH THRIFT SHOP, 140 Laburnum St., open Tues. & Thurs., 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. • UNPLUGGED ACOUSTIC JAM SESSIONS, on the 1st & 3rd Monday of the month (Dec. 5 & 19), 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.
Two members of the Kamloops Long Blades Speed Skating Club travelled to Calgary to compete in the CanAm International Long Track Competition last weekend, and had impressive ﬁnishes. Sylvie Lloyd and Martina Antifay raced in a ﬁeld of 90 women, mainly from Canada and USA, with others from India, Colombia, Australia, Japan and New Zealand. Lloyd’s best placement was in the 500 m, with a new personal best of 43.47 seconds, putting her in 31st place. She also had personal bests in the 1000 and 1500 metre races. Antifay’s best placement was also in the 500 m, with 46.72 seconds, putting her at 67th in her very ﬁrst high level international competition. She also achieved personal best times in 1000 and 1500 metre races. The Kamloops Long Blades are back on the road this weekend as they travel to Kelowna for the Kelowna Cup.
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How to send your holiday shipments on time
Last-minute shopping often leads to last-minute shipping. If you’re traditionally a holiday shopping procrastinator, you’ll want to take note of some important shipping dates this festive season. “Getting shipments to their destination safely and on time is how we deliver customer promises,” says Sandra MacLennan, vice president of customer care at Purolator. “To make sure our customers know when they need to send their packages out on time, we publish our holiday ship-by dates online at purolator.com.” Use these dates as a guide to ensure you get your packages where they need to be by Dec. 25: • To Canada, next-day delivery (where available), by Thurs. Dec. 22; • To the United States, next-day delivery (where available), by
Wed. Dec. 21; • To Mexico, Caribbean, South and Central America, by Mon. Dec. 19; • To Western Europe, including the United Kingdom, France and Germany, by Mon. Dec. 19; • To Australia, by Monday, Dec. 19; • To the Far East, including China, Japan and Thailand, by Fri. Dec. 16; • To the United States via ground delivery, by Wed. Dec. 14; • Other international destinations (for example, Eastern Europe, Africa, South Asia and the Middle East), by Mon. Dec. 12. Remember to choose a reliable shipper that will provide you with options to ship online or schedule a pick-up. A great way to locate and keep track of your package is through online tracking. – NC
What toys would kids pick for themselves? Take the guesswork out of shopping for the little ones on your list this season. Walmart went straight to the real experts in its ﬁfth annual Toy Testers event, asking kids what they really want to ﬁnd under the tree for 2016. “This year, toys that inspire imagination and more creative play dominate the list,” related Maria Garofalo, Walmart’s chief toy oﬃcer. “More than 600 families with kids aging from newborn to 12-years-old were invited to test 135 unreleased toys. Some of the top kid-approved toys are: • For infants to two-year-olds, the Fisher-Price Bright Beats Learnin’ Lights Dance Mat rewards movements with light, sounds, songs, music, and phrases. It also helps teach ABCs, numbers, colours, shapes, and dance moves. • Three- to ﬁve-year-olds loved the classic Play-Doh Town ice cream truck, which enables kids to come up with their own ice cream cone designs featuring
crazy toppings. • For the six- to eight-year-old crowd, the clear winners were the exclusive My Life As doll and the Lego Friends Amusement Park Roller Coaster. • For seven- to nine-year-olds, construction sets are the way to go. Look for the Lego Spiderman: Doc Ock’s Tentacle Trap and Lego Marvel Super Hero Airport Battle, or Mega Bloks Kubros buildable pop culture ﬁgures. • For ages nine and up, Lego leads with the Star Wars: Assault on Hoth, X-Wing Resistance Fighter, and Classic TV Series Batcave. Rounding out the list is the fastest-ﬁring Nerf N-Strike Elite Hyperﬁre Dart Blaster and the remote-controlled fun of the Tyco Terra Climber radio control vehicle, Air Hogs Razor Racer Helicopter, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles XPV Remote Control Skateboarding Mikey. Find a complete list of the top toys online at walmart.ca/toytesters. –NC
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Christmas tree cutting permits now available With only 24 days before Christmas, permits to cut down Christmas trees on Crown land are available to the public. The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations has a dedicated website, with links to the phone numbers and addresses of district oﬃces where permits can be picked up. In addition, some districts allow permits to be printed online. There is no charge for cutting down a Christmas tree on Crown land in authorized areas for personal use. Some areas of the province allow multiple trees to be cut down, while others only allow one tree per family, and regulations as to where exactly trees can be cut down vary from district to district. Any B.C. resident who is 19 years or older can cut his/her own Christmas tree free of charge from Crown lands with the permission of a Forest Oﬃcer. A permit for trees in the Thompson Rivers Forest District can be found at www.for.gov.bc.ca/dka/Permits/ChristmasTreePermit.htm. In the Thompson Rivers Forest District, this letter of authority is provided on the internet for you including the signature and permission of a Forest Oﬃcer. Print this form, read the form carefully, place your signature in the space titled “permittee signature” thereby agreeing to abide by the terms in this permit, then carry your Letter of Authority with you when cutting your Christmas tree. You must be able to produce your authorization upon the request of a Forest Oﬃcer or a Conservation Oﬃcer. The penalties for not adhering to the Letter of Authority conditions could include a ﬁne or seizure of the tree. Here are some rules to keep in mind when you go out to get your live Christmas tree: • Cutting Christmas trees free of charge is strictly for personal use – you are not allowed to sell them. • All trees must be less than three metres (10 feet) high. • You are allowed to cut one tree per family. • Cut the tree as close to the ground level as possible so no live branches are left on the stump. • Don’t leave a pointed stump as this may cause injury to cattle or wildlife. • Don’t cut a big tree only to use the top portion. This may be a waste of a future tree and the portion left on the area will create a ﬁre hazard. • Leave the area as clean as possible. Don’t leave lower boles and branches of cut trees alongside roads or in ditches. Cut them close to the ground and scatter. • Do not transport your tree outside the province.
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RIVERFEST 2017 LINEUP. Rockin’ River Music Fest 2017 is all but guaranteed to be the best party of the summer with outlaw country legend Willie Nelson, 2015 Grammy Award winners The Band Perry, four-time platinum artist Toby Keith, JUNO Award Winner Brett Kissel, Nashville’s sharpest rebel Kacey Musgraves, and Roots Artists of the Year award winners The Washboard Union headlining. Four-day early bird festival passes and camping are on sale now for a limited time. Single day tickets are also available at rockinriverfest.com/tickets. The music festival runs Aug. 3 through 6 in Merritt.
Storm close out year on the road from page 8 mid-week game. The following weekend, the Storm host the division-leading Chase Heat Sat. Dec. 10. The Storm then travel to Sicamous to face the Eagles in a Sunday matinee Dec. 11. The Grizzlies then come to Kamloops for a rematch Wed. Dec. 14. The Storm wrap up the year the next weekend, hosting their ﬁnal home game before the holiday
break against the Summerland Steam Fri. Dec. 16. Then travel to Chase for a rematch against the Heat Sat. Dec. 17. The puck drops at 7:35 p.m. at all Storm home games this month. The Storm don ‘t play again until Fri. Jan. 6, 2017, when they are in Revelstoke to face the Grizzlies. The Storm’s ﬁrst home game of the new year is Sun. Jan. 8, when they host the Wranglers. Face oﬀ is at 5 p.m.
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