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Friday, February 7, 2014

A new feature coming to a Timmy’s near you TIM HORTONS ANNOUNCES TV CHANNEL Can you believe it? Tim Hortons turns 50 years old this year. Yes, they have had about a dozen facelifts over the years, and dramatically increased their menu, but this year they have come up with something completely new. In February, Tim Hortons coffee shops will be equipped with TimsTV. TimsTV is an in-restaurant television channel that will be installed at 2,200 locations and aired on Tim Hortons screens. What a better way to commemorate the technological advances Tim Hortons coffee shops have made over these past 50 years than to launch their very own television channel? The idea is brilliant in this fast-growing, technology-forward society. Glenn Hollis, vice-president of brand strategy and guest experience at Tim Hortons said their

guests “have expressed interest in seeing more news, more entertainment, more weather and more Tims.” You can’t get that at Starbucks! Fans of the upcoming TimsTV launch have

taken to Twitter to voice their opinions. The feedback has been very positive as well as comedic, voicing opinions on the idea as well as creating clever puns using Tim’s treats.

CBC Vancouver opens doors to CBC Canada House for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games PUBLIC INVITED TO VIEW OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES, WITH A SPECIAL OPENING FEB. 7 CBC Vancouver has opened the doors of CBC Canada House at 700 Hamilton St. for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. On Feb. 7, CBC Radio One’s The Early Edition with Rick Cluff will broadcast live from 5:30 to 8:30 a.m. Watch the Opening Ceremony on the outdoor screen, spin the CBC prize wheel, grab a coffee from the McCafé Sampling Team, and pick up a broadcast schedule. CBC Canada House is open daily for the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the Olympic Winter Games and will feature full comprehensive coverage of Sochi 2014; a daily pin distribution at noon; the ability for fans to record and send messages directly to Team Canada athletes; live weather hits with Meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe weekdays from 3 to 5 p.m.; and take-away broadcast schedules. As

well, on Feb. 12, CBC Radio 2 host, Tom Power, will be at CBC Canada House to meet fans from 12 – 12:30 p.m. In addition to live viewing at CBC Canada House, CBC is offering Canadians unprecedented access to the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, including a responsive website that will act as the resource for all things Olympics; a CBC Olympic Games app for iOS, android and Windows 8; and a primetime Olympic second screen experience called Primetime Plus. Every hour of competition on CBC and official specialty channel broadcasters (TSN, TSN2, Sportsnet, and Sportsnet ONE) will be available for Canadians to live stream at cbc.ca/olympics. Mobile streaming of all events will be available on smartphone devices and tablets through the CBC Olympic Games app.


• KAMLOOPS TRACK & FIELD CLUB host the VAN RYSWYK INDOOR TRACK & FIELD INVITATIONAL, Feb. 14 – 16, at the Tournament Capital Centre, for athletes age 9 & older from B.C. & Alberta. There will also be Track Rascals (age 6 – 8) events. As well, the 2014 BC Indoor Masters Championship will take place. In attendance will be Olga Kotelko, the world’s oldest long jump competitor; and the first Canadian woman to be named the World Masters Athlete of the Year, Christa Bortignon, will be trying to break more Canadian and world records. Events begin 5 p.m. Friday. Contact Alwilda van Ryswyk alvan50@shaw.ca or 250-372-9640. • Kamloops Art Council’s fourth annual ART EXPOSED at Old Courthouse Cultural Centre, Feb. 14 – 23. An open visual arts exhibit offering emerging, amateur and professional artists of all ages a platform to build their CVs, gain exposure, receive valuable feedback & potentially sell their work. This year, a VIP Preview will allow special invitees, including sponsors & patrons, to view artwork prior to opening night. To request an invitation, email eventsatkamloopsarts.ca or call 250-372-7323.

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Ski trip

February 10 - February 16, 2014 You can have a lot of fun with others if you’re prepared to fit in with the general consensus. You may become easily annoyed when there’s little interest in what you suggest but this is something you have to accept for now. Pay attention to what’s going on around you because you can see things that you have previously missed. Being able to progress with your goals involves commitment to others. What needs to be put in place should be obvious. You’re well equipped to deal with all the details in a capable manner. Though on this point the need to go over things again may be possible later. Knowledge gained in the past will be helpful right now. Your head can be swimming with ideas that encourage you to take a risk or do something quickly before you change your mind. You may easily overlook detail & the amount of work something may become on a daily basis – it’s better to hesitate for now. You need to see how this desire may wane in time. You may gain some insight into what motivates somebody else, where in the past this has been difficult to establish. Resist the feeling to take immediate action to get things established. You need to look at this as a stage, not an end result. Commitments you enjoy need to be considered. This week may bring personal matters to fruition. There’s strong involvement with others. Your focus needs to be on what you can develop for yourself, not the way you may be able to get someone else to alter their position. Put your ideas forward & see what sort of reaction you get. There’s a lot building up. Be mindful of details that wouldn’t be fully obvious yet with any decisions you may feel responsible about committing yourself to. Don’t be tempted to pay out or lend money on trust as you may very easily lose it. Carefully consider things you want to buy for their future value in your life. There can be much to enjoy, making you very busy. Even if it means a lot of work for you, the energy you need to be able to manage it will be there. Opportunities can present themselves related to a group of people. If you’re looking for some sort of recommendation it’ll be forthcoming. Spending a lot is not necessary. Obligations or expected commitments that have been building up will reach a head. Be mindful of how you’ll handle this personally. It’s as if you need to operate on two different levels. You need to be able to withdraw in some way to give yourself time to contemplate. Then you’ll know how to establish matters.

Lizsa Bibeau

Mommyisms It was quite a feat squeezing into my custom-made ski pants from when I was 18 years old. I had planned a much anticipated ski trip with my husband, and then realized I needed to dig out all my winter gear and ski equipment. I don’t know what took more energy, physically finding the gear and equipment, or mentally preparing myself for being on the slopes. It has been 15 years since I stood on my skis. I was quite relieved when I remembered the velcro straps that loosened as I pulled up my ski pants around my wider hips and “mummy-tummy.” I could stand in the pants. Then, my husband told me to sit down, squat, and fall in them. Did I have to? They felt so good in that moment.

A vision of what’s possible to develop in the future can result in a sense of much to look forward to. This’ll likely involve a group of people & much communication that can result in the flow of many ideas for you. Even so, the exact position of somebody else may be hard to see. Get into the habit of thinking about things later. Results somebody else is reaping in their life for good or bad will be obvious to you because of what they’ve done in the past. Don’t lose track of your own priorities & what you need to focus on for your own progress; be mindful of obligations you now have & those you accept to late July. You’re in a strong position to influence somebody else in a way that’ll be beneficial to your own position or things you need for yourself. In part this may occur because they’re more openly expressive of the goals they have or want to develop in the future. Your test is to remain committed to yourself & your needs. Anything not quite right with your health will reach a peak & become obvious. If you need more rest, make sure to find the time. It will do wonders. You’ll begin to realise you need to be more organised on a daily basis if you’re to have success in working towards the goals you have & accomplishing them.

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I could squat – if I pulled up the legs to position my curves accordingly. I could walk around in them – if I didn’t mind that “they” (my pants) were strategically working on giving me an atomic wedgie. I could sit in them – if I pulled the straps off my shoulders and the bib down below my chest. Yep, I sure could wear my ski pants – for about five minutes, as long as I didn’t move. I dug through our chest of drawers pulling out our winter gear. I could only find one glove, was missing my toque, and my goggles had lost all the foam from around the edges. I couldn’t remember where my ski equipment was – at first. It was all stored at my parents’ house – where I imagined a family of spiders made my cushy boots their new home. (Hence, the reason I requested my mom vacuum them before I got there!) I tried to mentally prepare myself. It’s like riding a bike; you never forget. I also never forget the time I flew into a tree, ran into a parked snowmobile, the numerous faceplants, and the night my best friend tore her ACL joint (in the knee). Did I mention that I am accident-prone and my husband wants me to wear a helmet – not just for skiing? It has been 15 years! But, it still feels like yesterday. I am so excited to hit the slopes!


AROUND TOWN • 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. Feb. 8: Magnetism Show, Exciting hands-on construction fun using Lego, Megablocks & more. Materials will be out in different locations for children & families to create their own amazing forms. Robotics Club & Girls only Robotics Club. Call 250-554-2572. • AT THE BLUE GROTTO, 1 – 319 Victoria St., Feb. 7 – 8: Radio Lifeline; Doors: 8 p.m. Show: 9 p.m. Admission: $5. Feb. 13: Burlesque Show - ADDICTED TO LOVE SHOW. 19-plus show. Tickets: $5 at the door. VIP tickets: $10 at Instinct Adornment, 319 Victoria St. (for early entrance & exclusive floor seating). Doors: 8 p.m. Show: 9:30 p.m. Call 250-372-9901. • The Kamloops Symphony presents SULTANS OF STRING at Sagebrush Theatre, Feb. 7 – 8. A global sonic tapestry of Spanish flamenco, Arabic folk, Cuban rhythms, foot-stomping Celtic & French Gypsyjazz in a celebration of musical fusion & human creativity. Tickets: Kamloops Live! Box Office 250-374-5483, kamloopslive.ca or at the door. • Sabrina Weeks will be hosting REFLECTIONS OF BOB SEGER, Feb. 8, featuring Renea Denis, Dave Coalmine, Matt Stanley, Mike Hilliard, & Dodie Goldney. Tickets: $25/show only or $30/show &s an appie. Tickets from the Plaza or www.sabrinaweeks.com/buy_tickets_bob_seger/. • BC ICE RACING SERIES at Stake Lake: Feb. 9: Rain Date; Feb 16, at 11 a.m. Call River City Cycle, 250-377-4320, or RTR Performance, 250-374-3141. • 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. • LEARN TO ICE FISH DAY with the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC, Sat. Feb. 8, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Edith Lake (Highway 5A to Knutsford, turn right onto Long Lake Road, turn right onto Edith Lake Road). All ice fishing equipment is provided. Anglers 16 & older will require a valid BC Freshwater Fishing Licence; kids 15 & younger can fish without a licence. • CINEPLEX FAMILY FAVOURITES. $2.50 movies (taxes included) Saturday mornings: Feb. 8: A Cinderella Story. • COMEDIAN BRENT BUTT will be at Sagebrush Theatre Sun. Feb. 9, at 7:30 p.m., for the Almost a Movie Star comedy tour. Tickets at the Kamloops Live box office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-374-5483, kamloopslive.ca. • The Rotary Club of Kamloops is once again hosting free FAMILY DINNERS for families & children 17 & under, at NorKam Secondary school Feb. 12, 25, March 12, 25, April 16, 30, May 14 & 27, from 5 – 7 p.m. To volunteer or donate, call 250-574-0474. • YOUNG GUNS TOUR featuring Brett Kissel & One More Girl, Thurs. Feb. 13, at 8 p.m. at Cactus Jacks Night Club, 130 Fifth Ave. Tickets at the Horse Barn, Kamloops Harley Davidson, online or at the club during normal business hours. $30/general admission; $40/ early entry plus complimentary beverage (only available online).

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• Can-Ital Ladies Society VALENTINE’S DINNER & DANCE, Sat. Feb. 8, at the Colombo Lodge, 814 Lorne St. Doors/Cocktails: 6 p.m. Dinner: 6:30 p.m. Music by AM Entertainment. Door prizes & raffles. Tickets: $40 from Danielle’s Silver & Gold (Sahali Mall), 155 – 945 W Columbia St.; Viva Bridal, 353 Victoria St.; Mary. 250-320-2020; or Bertha, 250-376-4669. • LOCARNO in concert, Thurs. Feb. 13, at Calvary Community Church, 1205 Rogers Way, at 7:30 p.m. Doors: 7 p.m. Locarno is part Mexican with strong doses of Cuban son, folk music, pop and funk with threads of Son Jarocho and salsa blended and more edgy and contemporary styles. Tickets are $28/adults, $20/youth from Kamloops Live Box Office, www.kamloopslive.com, 250-374-5483. • VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER & DANCE at The Rainbow’s Roost, Feb. 14. Come out to the Rainbow’s Roost this Valentine’s Day & enjoy a plated dinner & live entertainment. $80/couple. • THOMPSON RIVERS UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION RIO CARNIVAL GALA at TRU Grand Hall, Feb 15. Cocktails: 6 p.m. Dinner: 7 p.m. Tickets: $225. To reserve a table or seats, call 250-8285264 or www.tru.ca/foundation/gala. • BROCK CENTRAL LIONS CLUB meets the first & third Wednesday of the month (Feb. 5 & 19) at 6:30 p.m. at the Eagles club, 755 Tranquille Rd. New members always welcome. Call Victor, 250-554-8031. • 2014 KEG LECTURE SERIES at TRU Mountain Room at 7 p.m.: Feb. 20: Back to the Jurassic – Basics of Tomographic Time Machine Travel by Mitch Mihalynuk. • Western Canada Theatre presents the world premiere of SILENT CHAP at the Sagebrush Theatre, Feb. 20 – March 1. An innovative multi-media production set entirely to music, Silent Chap explores the relationship between the artist & his creation. Step back into the 1920s for the story of Charlie Chaplin & his beloved Tramp character, filled with Chaplin’s trademark hilarious physical slapstick. • Thompson Valley Activity & Social Club (TVASC) presents LET’S DANCE, Feb. 22, 8 p.m. – midnight, at Kamloops Curling Club, 700 Victoria St. Music by McIvor in Motion DJ Services. Tickets: $10 from Carole, 250-554-7078, Francoise, 250-372-3782, Zonia, 250-372-0091. • AT THE BC WILDLIFE PARK: Professional Development/Inservice Day Kids Camp, Feb. 21; Register now for Furs, Feathers & Talons. Learn about a variety of animals at the park, discover how furs, feathers & talons help animals survive, and encounter a bird of prey up close! Call 250-573-3242. • GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS meetings Thurs, 10 a.m. at Desert Gardens, 540 Seymour St. Call Wally, 250-679-7877, or Sunny, 250-374-9165. • UNPLUGGED ACOUSTIC JAM SESSIONS, on the 1st & 3rd Monday of the month (Jan. 20), hosted by Jim Marshall at the Alano Club, 171 Leigh Rd., 8 – 10:30 p.m. All acoustic musicians are encouraged to join in; song selections will rotate. Call 250-376-5115. • AT THE NORTH SHORE COMMUNITY CENTRE, 730 Cottonwood Ave.: Flea Markets, Sundays, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Admission by donation. For information or to book a vendor table, call 250-376-4777. •KAMLOOPS QUIT SMOKING support group meets every Thurs at Kamloops United Church, 421 St. Paul St. Call Ken, 250-579-8574. • 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 FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY meets the fourth Thurs of each month at Heritage House, 100 Lorne St., 7 to 9 p.m. Guests & new members welcome. Call 250-579-2078. • 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. • KAMLOOPS OLD TIME FIDDLERS DANCE, March 1, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. at Heritage House, 100 Lorne St. Members: $6, nonmembers:$7. Everyone welcome.

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Blazers put forth great effort in three losses

The Kamloops Blazers put in one of their best home ice efforts of the season despite a 4-2 loss to the veteran laden Kelowna Rockets last Friday. The Rockets scored the game’s first goal on a long and quick shot from the blueline that fooled goaltender Bolton Pouliot to give the Rockets a 1-0 lead only 1:15 into the game. The Blazers battled from there, stride for stride with the CHL’s top team. The Rockets added another goal late in the period on the power play on a tic-tactoe play that went into the open net for a 2-0 Rockets lead after the first period. The Blazers outshot the Rockets 12-11 in the period. The Rockets got an early power play goal as Pouliot coughed up a rebound and was tapped in as the Rockets took a 3-0 lead 2:13 into the second period. From there, the Blazers took over and were dominant at times. Deven Sideroff, who is a 16-year-old prospect for the Blazers, was the catalyst as he had a couple of outstanding chances that goaltender Jackson Whistle turned aside. Sideroff played on a line with 16-year-old Nick Chyzowski and 17-year-old Collin Shirley on the night. The Blazers also had 15-yearold Jake Kryski in the line-up and he had a great chance using his speed to blow past a Rockets defender but put the shot wide. One of Whistle’s best saves came at

the end of the period as he robbed Chase Souto of an open net diving across to make a save to preserve a 3-0 Rockets lead headed into the third period. The Blazers continued to push in the third period, but Whistle was outstanding in making 35 saves on the night. The Rockets added another goal on the power play after a scramble in front of the Blazers net for a 4-0 Rockets lead. The Blazers kept it coming in this one, desperately trying to score. Souto was robbed by a sprawling Whistle on a partial break. Finally, Cole Ully broke the shutout with a power play goal with 7:40 left in the game. Ully’s shot beat Whistle on the blocker side to make it a 4-1 game. Despite the score, the Blazers kept it coming as Kryski had another great chance, but Whistle made the save. The Blazers made it 4-2 with 1:47 to play as Ully barely got a puck past a sprawling Whistle. The play was originally signalled as no goal and the play carried on. After a whistle, they reviewed the play and it was ruled a goal. It was a great effort by the Blazers as they never backed down, but they lost 4-2 to the Rockets. The future was on display as Sideroff was outstanding for the Blazers and was the game’s second star while Kryski, who had some great chances tonight, was the game’s third star. The following night, the Blazers were overmatched in the third period playing their fourth game in five nights as the Rockets scored three times in the third period for a 7-3 win over the Blazers in Kelowna. It was a poor start for the Blazers as 16-year-old Cole Kehler made his third career WHL start. The first two shots the Rockets had beat Kehlern giving the Rockets a 2-0 lead only 3:13 into the game. The

Blazers stuck with it and were outshooting the Rockets 11-3 midway through the first period. They finally got a break when Shirley tapped home a rebound. The assists on the play were from Chyzowski and Sideroff. The Rockets made it 3-1 before the period was out. The Blazers made a goaltending change for the second period with Pouliot in goal. Pouliot was beat early to make it a 4-1 Rockets lead. The young Blazers continued to stay with it though and gained some momentum as the period carried on. Kryski had another great chance to get his first WHL goal, but Jordon Cooke denied him in tight. Shirley tallied his second goal of the night set up nicely by Josh Connolly and Sideroff to make it 4-2. The Blazers then got a goal from 17-year-old defenseman Austin Douglas who wired a point shot past goaltender Jordon Cooke as the Blazers trailed 4-3 headed into the third period. The Rockets made quick work of the Blazers in the third period with three goals to take the 7-3 win over the Blazers. The Blazers had another great effort from their young players as 16-year-old call-up Sideroff finished with two assists and 15-year-old Kryski was outstanding for the second straight night. Kehler started the game stopping 9 of 12 shots in the first period.

Pouliot finished the game turning aside 23 of 27 shots he faced. The Edmonton Oil Kings showed why they are in first place in the WHL’s Eastern conference as they scored three goals in the third period to power past the Blazers 4-1 on Wednesday night. The Blazers had a strong first period but trailed 1-0. The first period was full of penalties as the Blazers were forced to kill off a full two-minute 5-on-3 power play for the Oil Kings. Sam Grist was lost with a five-minute major for interference and Ryan Rehill was given a delay of game penalty during the kill. The Blazers had two early power plays, but Tyler Santos was terrific for the Oil Kings making 15 saves in the period to preserve the 1-0 lead. The penalties continued in the second period as the Blazers had three power plays in the first 10 minutes, but failed to score. Edson Harlacher hit the crossbar on a shot on the power play and Santos was there to stop other chances by the Blazers. The Blazers did find the net though as Matt Bellerive recorded his first goal with the Blazers putting home a rebound off a shot from Carson Bolduc to tie the game up at 1-1. The Blazers were strong in the second period as Ully was robbed on

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Storm sizzling hot as regular season winds down

The KIJHL Kamloops Storm are still sizzling despite a rare loss last weekend. With seven games remaining in the regular season, the Storm have not only clinched a spot in the playoffs, which they did before the Christmas break, they have now clinched the division title with 73 points, 24 points ahead of second-place 100 Mile House. The Storm are tied for first spot in the league with the Neil Murdoch division’s Nelson Leafs of the Kootenay conference, but the Storm have two games in hand. Leading the Eddie Mountain division are the Creston Valley Thunder Cats, with 69 points, while the Kelowna Chiefs lead the Okanagan division with 63 points. The Storm ended the month of January with a 7-5 home-ice loss to the Sicamous Eagles. The Eagles opened the scoring 1:51 into the game, but it only took Felix Larouche 18 seconds to tie the game

then take the lead with a pair of back-to-back goals 5:23 apart. The Eagles tied the game with 1:49 remaining in the period, then took the lead with two seconds remaining in the period with a power play goal to take a 3-2 lead after 20 minutes. The Storm made a goaltender change for the first period with Wade Moyls replacing Liam McLeod between the pipes. The Eagles made it 4-2 just 24 seconds into the middle period. Luke Gordon gave the Storm a bit of momentum with a power play goal with 3:50 remaining in the period, but Sicamous scored a power play goal of their own2:10 later to take a 5-3 lead after 40. The Eagles made it 6-3 4:12 into the third period. Josh Rasmussen scored back-to-back goal 4:54 apart halfway through the period to come within one point of the Eagles. The Storm pulled the goalie for the extra attacker with 1:21 remaining but the Eagles were able to score an empty-net goal with 12 seconds left on the clock to put the game away and clinch the 7-5 win over the Storm. Sat. Feb. 1, saw the Storm travel down the Trans Canada Highway to Revelstoke where they trounced the Grizzlies 9-3. Rasmussen opened the scoring with a shorthanded goal 2:43 into the game after the team took a too many men on the ice penalty. Balson scored 1:15 later – on the same penalty-kill – to give the

Storm a 2-0 lead after 20. The Storm outshot the Grizzlies 23-5 on the period. The Grizzlies got on the scoreboard 6:19 into the middle frame but Mitch Friesen regained the Storm’s two-goal lead just 2:46 later. Stefan Wood scored on the power play to make it 4-1 just 3:25 later and Spencer Schoech rounded out the scoring with a power play goal of his own with 3:15 left in the second to take a 5-1 lead after 40. The Storm led on the scoreclock 26-12 in the second period. Reade Bentz made it 6-1 on the power play 2:00 into the third period, then 1:44 later Wood scored his second goal of the night to make it 7-1. Then 45 seconds later the Grizzlies got one back but Bobby Kashuba extended the Storm’s lead to 8-2 2:13 later. The Grizzlies scored a shorthanded goal with 4:47 remaining in the period to make it 8-3 but Gordon scored with 39 seconds left in the game to put the game away and give the Storm the 9-3 win. The Storm outshot the Grizzlies 26-9 in the third period and 75-26 on the game. The Storm are in Sicamous Fri. Feb. 7, to face off against the Eagles. Sat. Feb. 8, the Storm are at home to the Kelowna Chiefs. The puck drops at 7 p.m. at the McArthur Island Sports Centre. Next weekend, the Storm have a home-and-home series against the Grizzlies; they are in Revelstoke Fri. Feb. 14, then host the

Grizzlies Sat. Feb. 15. Face off is at 7 p.m. Then, on Sun. Feb. 16, the Storm have a rare home game in another community. This time, home ice will be at the Lillooet Rec Centre, where they are up against the 100 Mile House Wranglers. The puck drops at 5 p.m. On Wed. Feb. 19, the Storm travel to Sicamous to face off against the Eagles in their final road game of the regular season. The Storm’s final regular season home game takes place against the Wranglers on Sat. Feb. 22, at 7 p.m.

Blazers play two weekend home games from page 5 a wraparound and Shirley rang a shot off the crossbar in the dying seconds of the period. The Blazers held a 27-17 advantage on the shot clock through two periods. In the third period, the Oil Kings showed why they are ranked sixth in the latest CHL rankings. They were dominant as they owned the puck and outshot the Blazers 21-6 in the final frame. The Oil Kings built up a 3-1 lead then iced the game with an empty net goal as the Blazers fell 4-1. The Blazers have a busy week as they play two more home games, against Victoria on Friday and Calgary Saturday (the puck drops at 7 p.m. both nights), before hosting an afternoon game on Mon. Feb. 10, at 2 p.m.

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Eminem, Bruno Mars, Arcade Fire to headline Squamish Valley Music Festival The most anticipated music event of the summer is back for its fifth year with an unprecedented lineup featuring three of the world’s top musical artists: Eminem, Bruno Mars and Arcade Fire. The Squamish Valley Music Festival takes place at the Logger Sports Grounds and Centennial Fields in Squamish, Aug. 8, 9 and 10. “This event represents a turning point not only for B.C.’s live music industry, but also for Canada’s event industry as a whole,� said Paul Haagenson, Live Nation Canada president. “To date, Squamish is Eminem’s only festival announcement in 2014, and will be his first western Canadian show in more than a decade.� Headliner Bruno Mars picked up the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album last weekend and will perform at the 2014 Su-

per Bowl XLVII Halftime Show, while Arcade Fire has gone from Canada’s little secret to global superstardom. “It’s a huge coup to be able to offer this caliber of talent to music fans in our region,� Haagenson related. “Not only that, we’ve created an event that is welcoming top international talent while at the same time generating significant economic revenue for the District of Squamish and province of B.C. We anticipate music fans will come from around the region, across Canada and the Pacific Northwest to enjoy our unparalleled festival experience.� “Today’s music landscape consists of fans who take in all genres and are as passionate as ever about discovering new artists,� said Erik Hoffman, Live Nation Canada vice-president of Talent. “This year’s programming will

speak directly to these fans. The line-up represents exactly what is happening in music at this moment and will feature an amazing mix of artists from around the globe alongside the best emerging talent from our own backyard. We couldn’t be prouder of who’s coming to our party.� Beginning Feb. 3, Virgin Mobile members will get the chance to be part of the ultimate VIP access. Weekend passes to the Squamish Valley Music Festival go on sale Fri. Feb. 7, at 10 a.m. at Ticketmaster. Virgin Mobile members embers who purchase a festival pass will receive a $20 credit applied to their RFID wristband, while quantities last. Visit www.virginmobile.ca/benefits to see the exclusive access and deals available for Virgin Mobile members.

Artists scheduled to perform are: Eminem, Bruno Mars, Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys, Broken Bells, Foster the People, The Roots, Lykke Li, Thievery Corporation, The Head and the Heart, Sam Roberts Band, Atmosphere, Serena Ryder, Tokyo Police Club, Boys Noize, Danny Brown, Gramatik, Walk Off the Earth, Lord Huron, Mayer Hawthorne, Kevin Drew, Hollerado, Mounties, Whitehorse, The Zolas, Felix Cartal, Cyril Hahn, Herobust, We Are The City, Head of the Herd, Topless, Good For Grapes, Aidan Knight, Rykka, City Real, The Courtneys, Louise Burns, Zerbin, Slam Dunk, The Oceanographers. For more information on the Festival lineup, RFID system, tickets and more please visit: www.SquamishFestival.com.

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Nancy Greene knew she would win gold at ‘68 Grenoble Olympics

NANCY GREENE-RAINE holds up her gold and silver ski medals from the 1968 winter Olympics in Grenoble, France, as she stands in front of pictures depicting her career. Submitted photo

When Nancy Greene went to the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France, she went knowing — not hoping, but knowing — that she would win a gold medal. In her mind there was a chance to win three medals. The then 24-year-old from Rossland was competing in her third Olympics and after a season-long domination in the giant slalom, she was the heavy favourite to win gold in that discipline. Before she got to that race, however, there was the downhill and the slalom. “In downhill I came 10th and it was a disaster,” she said at Sun Peaks, where she and husband Al Raine — her coach in 1968 — have lived for the last 20 years. “I was really, really upset because we messed up. We messed up the wax and I didn’t adjust. It was a lot slower than in training and I didn’t adjust the line. “The slalom is always a bit of a gamble because you have to take a lot of chances and you either

make it or you don’t.” She made it, kind of, winning silver behind Marielle Goitschel of France. But she knew that “unless I really messed up” the giant slalom gold would be hers. “I knew I would win the gold because I had won most giant slaloms for the previous year and a half,” Greene-Raine, now 70, recalled. She had won the women’s World Cup the previous winter and when she won the Olympic giant slalom on a cold Thursday afternoon on the slopes of Chamrousse she gave Canada its first gold medal of the Games and became the first Canadian to win two medals in Olympic skiing. She finished in 1:51.97, a stunning 2.7 seconds ahead of runner-up and long-time rival Annie Famose of France. “I was staggered when I heard the time,” she said back then. “I just kept attacking in a bid to get

that gold. I was not in the least bit nervous after a fine night’s sleep and I felt good before the race. “I was determined to win or fall doing it.” Greene was confident, she said at the time because she had won nine giant slaloms in the previous two seasons, “and I would have been disappointed if I had not won here.” One of six children of a skiing family, Greene said it was probably the greatest race of her career. While home-country hero JeanClaude Killy swept the three men’s events — the last time a skier has won all three Alpine gold medals in a single Olympics — Greene’s victory was a launching point for the Canadian ski program. Centred in Nelson since 1965, the national ski team had been making inroads into the French and Austrian domination on the slopes and Greene’s Olympic performance solidified Canada’s position as a nation to be watched. The national team program ultimately produced the Crazy Canucks of Ken Read, Steve Podborski and others, and today’s current crop of Canadian Cowboys led by Eric Guay. Greene, however, doesn’t take any credit for the program’s future growth after her. “There were people ahead of me,” she said. “We always had good racers. Lucile Wheeler, winning two bronze medals and then world championship gold. And Anne Heggtveit, winning the gold medal ahead of me so I had role models. “When I started as a 16-yearold and saw Anne Heggtveit win her gold medal, and she was my roommate, and I looked at her and said if she can do it, I can do it. So that was a big part of it for me. “I went to three Olympics. The first was, ‘Wow, this is so exciting,’” she recalled. “ was hearing foreign languages for the first time. I couldn’t believe I was

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there. The second Olympics I thought I could win a medal. Best I did was eighth. “The third I knew I would win the giant slalom. I knew I would win. I thought I had a chance to win all three but I knew I would win (GS) unless I messed up. So I just focused and concentrated and didn’t make any mistakes. The rest is history.” Greene repeated her women’s overall World Cup championship in 1968 and was the primary reason the International Ski Federation awarded its first ever event to Canada, held that spring in her hometown of Rossland. Named Canada’s Female Athlete of the Century by The Canadian Press in 1999, Greene says there’s no comparison between the gold and silver medals. “The satisfaction from winning a gold medal is huge, it’s enormous, like a million times better than silver,” she said. As she watches the Olympics today, the director of skiing at Sun Peaks rarely reflects back to her achievements. Instead, she’s more interested in current athletes. “It’s fun to follow them, especially since 2010 when really Canada rose up to where it could claim it’s one of the best winter sports nations in the world,” she said. “That made me very proud because I always thought we should be there. “It’s great Canada is saying we want to own the podium, we want to be contenders in every sport.”

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