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Friday, June 20, 2014

Vol. 10 No. 2

O Canada - On fire for thee!

Following the success of their performance of Handel’s Water Music last Labour day at Riverside Park, the Chamber Musicians of Kamloops and the Brandenburg Orchestra were invited to present that composer’s equally popular Music for the Royal Fireworks on Canada Day at Riverside Park. The concert features 40 musicians in period costumes, led by conductor Cvetozar Vutev and assistant conductor Don Bennett. King George II will make a return appearance, along with his two attendants. The concert, the first part of which includes the popular Pachelbel Canon, Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto #3, and selections of Handel’s Water Music, will take place on the grass by the parking lot of the Interior Saving Centre (ISC), starting at 9 p.m., and will last approximately 40 to 45 minutes. An added feature is that the Brandenburg Orchestra will be providing entertainment for the delegation from Kamloops’ sister city Ujii, Japan, currently visiting Kamloops. Thus the musicians will pick up their instruments and move to the green square directly below the ISC, where the delegates will be entertained, and set up for the Royal Fireworks Music, to coincide with the City of Kamloops’ spectacular fireworks display at the park at approximately 10:30 p.m. Audience members can choose to stay where they are, watch the fireworks and listen to the music or move up to the second location, where space is more limited. A preview presentation of the concert is being offered on Sun. June 29, at 7 p.m. at McDonald Park on the North Shore. Everyone is invited to enjoy beautiful music on a beautiful evening. The concert lasts about an hour. (Sorry – no fireworks.) Both concerts, presented by the Chamber Musicians of Kamloops and the Brandenburg Orchestra, and supported by the City of Kamloops, are free. Bring your chairs or blankets and enjoy the music.

ON FIRE FOR THEE. The Chamber Musicians of Kamloops and the Brandenburg Orchestra will be performing Handel’s Water Music during the Canada Day fireworks display. Submitted photo

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Meet the man behind Sturgis Canada It was while sitting at a lunch Sturgis North 2011 together – it table at a sidewalk bistro in was a lot of pavement poundSturgis, South Dakota, with the ing, travelling throughout the normally sleepy little town’s province and meeting people to mayor, Maury LaRue, back in organise the events within the 2010, that Ray Sasseville men- event – from bike shops and bike tioned how he would like to start builders, charities and biker tours an event like the one Sturgis hosts to vendors and site preparation (Sasseville hired an agent to book every year. “I mentioned to him (LaRue) the musicians). “The one thing I learned in spades that I would like to start a Sturgis through all in Canada as a this, is that lot of Canadian you can have can’t get across 20 great peothe border to ple working attend due to with you but offences they if you make a had done when mistake hirthey were ing even one young – like wrong person teenage DUIs who cannot and such,” be trusted it Sasseville can hurt you recalled. “He immensely thought it was financiala good idea, ly, and it’s and said if I Ray Sasseville extremely trademarked difficult to the name interentrepreneur recover from. nationally in Canada, the city of Sturgis would It takes years,” he related. Sasseville stated it cost well not have a problem with it as long as I kept the name Sturgis in over $2 million to put on the first good standing with no violence event; and from then, the cost – murders, assaults, etc. I immedi- went down about 30 per cent in ately picked up my cellphone and the second year and down another called my trademark lawyer in 20 per cent for this year’s event. Canada, with my fingers crossed That’s due to having all the staffthat it would be available, and ing and infrastructure in place. Sasseville started in the car after 70 years no one had ever business in 1969 as a car salestrademarked it, so it was mine!” As soon as he returned to man, the quickly moved into the Canada, the Lower Mainland management side of the business; entrepreneur set to work to begin he then bought his first car dealerorganising the first-ever Canadian ship at the ripe age of 22 years. Sturgis event. It took Sasseville BEST ROCK ‘N’ ROLL and a staff of about 20 handsee page 3 picked people a full year to pull

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Horoscopes June 23 - June 29, 2014 You’ll be quick to react to pressure applied by somebody else, esp. if you feel they expect to get on top of you. It’ll be easier than it has been recently for you to get them talking, so you can gain some idea of how they’re thinking. You can get new ways in place but may have to modify any rebelliousness. Personal changes since late-May are now moving onto the next stage that may have something to do with finances. Be careful here, as you may not have clear vision. There’ll be many new things to think about. However it’s not just a case of wanting them but gathering information when it comes to the cost, particularly. ‘Til July 18, there’ll be plenty of opportunity to engage in matters you enjoy. You may also decide you’d like to go back to something from the past, which may include reconnecting with associations. This may also have a bearing on new opportunities financially. This week gives you a once in a 12-year significance. This can be the beginning of developments that’ll see you eventually fulfilling long-term goals. There are thoughts you need to keep to yourself for now. Contemplation & patience to mid-July is the way to handle it. There’s much developing behind the scenes that has a lot to do with new beginnings you’ll experience from your birthday this year to your birthday next year. You may be involved with groups of people to mid-July. This may also include gatherings with friends. You may come across somebody from the past. If you’ve been encouraged to join a new group of people, this is worth trying, as it may prove beneficial. There may be something entertaining or creative about it. Don’t be tempted to spend money on impulse, based on pressure or advice of somebody else. Your financial obligations need to come first ‘til mid-July. Something that’s been annoying you about somebody else may reach a head, mainly because of their determination to do things their way. From now – late-July, act & put things in place in such a way that you’re happy to handle over the next 2 years. Take action if you have too many responsibilities. When it comes to getting things moving, you’ll feel held back. It’ll be difficult to read the intentions of others as they are setting out to be more secretive than ever. Focus on new directions you want to develop & expand into the future. Don’t be afraid to use your imagination – it can open up much potential. Involvement with others will become highly activated ‘til mid-July, making you very busy. There’s an unpredictable element but it’s likely to be more beneficial than otherwise. It may be that you’re not sure of where you stand with others & this can have a lot to do with past experiences that don’t have to repeat themselves. New people can come into your life that’ll have greater long-term significance than you first imagine. There’s something changing big time at an underlying level that requires you to question what’s likely been past obligations. You’re not in the same position anymore & need to review your daily routines & patterns in life. There can be much to enjoy to mid-July, including finding yourself in social situations where some very interesting conversations take place. You may decide on a new health regime, particularly if you’ve put on weight over the last year. Any focus on improving health as well may now show its benefits. Pleasurable pursuits will appeal to you more than anything else. If you’re involved in anything creative, you can find these reaching new heights. The only thing you have to watch is a tendency to escape from the more practical things that need to be handled. It may be helpful to go back to past methods or means of organising.

The best rock ‘n’ roll in North America from page 2 Besides this, over the years Sasseville also and the rest is owns his own all just a learnrecording coming experience pany called that one works Thumper very hard to Records, and improve each he’s writing year in order to a book about address all sughis life, titled gestions and Gangster or concerns from Entrepreneur, all involved, a play on from attendees words reflectto volunteers ing the misand vendors conceptions he to staff and Ray Sasseville receives due administragangster? to his biker tion,” he relatimage. Although he began bik- ed. “Quitting is for losers.” ing at the age of 16 some 50 And Sasseville has no plans of years ago, he has never been a quitting. member of any notorious motorcycle gangs, and is as clean-cut Ed. note: Mayor Maury LaRue as the boy next door – he neither passed away a few years after he smokes, nor drinks nor consumes and Sasseville had their converillicit drugs. sation and never had the opporSasseville is proud of what tunity to see Sturgis Canada he and the Sturgis Canada board come to fruition. Sasseville did members have accomplished in meet with current Sturgis mayor, such a short time. Mark Carstensen, last year “We have produced some of the and invited him and his wife to best rock ‘n’ roll in North America Sturgis Canada as guests.

QTC Fashion Show & Garden Party Fashion, music and fantasy all collide on June 20 as local fashion designer and high school student Quentin Tecumseh Collier presents his vision for his latest QTC Spring/Summer collection at the TRU Horticulture Gardens at the QTC Fashion Show & Garden Party beginning at 8 p.m. His vision of whimsical patterns, sleek designs, and positive imagery will make the gardens resemble a world of fantastic colour and sound. Tickets are $10 by calling 250-819-5191

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AROUND TOWN • LET’S DANCE, hosted by Thompson Valley Activity & Social Club (TVASC), June 21, 8 p.m. – midnight, at Kamloops Curling Club, 700 Victoria St. Music by the classic country & rock band, Transplant. Door prize, 50/50 raffle, spot dance. Tickets: $10, from Zonia, 250-3720091, Francoise, 250-372-3782, Ed, 250-374-2774. TVASC Info Line: 250-571-5111; email:; website: • WINE DOWN WITH CHAD BROWNLEE at Harpers Trail Winery, June 28, 6 p.m., an evening of sipping & savouring with a performance by Canadian Country Superstar Chad Brownlee. In support of the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Advance tickets only. Call 250-5735855 or 250- 372-3938. • A&W CHARITY PLUS GOLF TOURNAMENT July 10 at Mt. Paul Golf Course. Shotgun starts beginning at 12:30 p.m.; dinner at 6 p.m. Sponsored by Interior Community Services (ICS) & North Shore Business Improvement Association (NSBIA). • THE BIG LITTLE SCIENCE CENTRE, 655 Holt St., open for public drop-ins 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. June 21: Pond Creatures Exploration, all day: Explore the water from a local pond & discover the amazing alien-like life within! Use microscopes, hand lenses & more. Pond water will be out for you to explore. Pond Life Discussion 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Call 250-554-2572. • BROCK CENTRAL LIONS CLUB meets the 1st & 3rd Wed. of the month (July 2 & 16) at 6:30 p.m. at the Eagles club, 755 Tranquille Rd. New members always welcome. Call Victor, 250-554-8031. • KAMLOOPS GOT TALENT AUDITIONS at Aberdeen Mall Jun 26 – 28 with SEMI-FINALS & FINALS July 1 at Riverside Park. For all ages. • KAMLOOPS HIGHLAND GAMES at Albert McGowan Park, July 12. This annual festival will host many activities including Scottish heavy athletics, highland dance & music performances, solo piping, drumming & band competitions, clan genealogy information, children’s activities & much more. Gates open at 7 a.m. • THE NORTH SHORE COMMUNITY CENTRE, 730 Cottonwood Ave., seeks volunteers for its front desk/reception area (4-hour weekly shift & on an on-call capacity. Call Jo-Ann, 250-376-4777. • ART IN THE PARK at Riverside Park July 1, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., as part of Kamloops’ Canada Day celebrations. Artists must be current members of the Kamloops Arts Council in order to participate on the day. Now accepting applications. 250-372-7323. • THIRD ANNUAL KAMLOOPS MARATHON, July 27, beginning at 6 a.m., at McArthur Island Park & Rivers Trail; 3km, 8km, half- & full-marathon A marathon relay. Register now. • 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. • OUTDOOR THEATRE ADVENTURE CAMPs at Rainbow’s Roost, July 2 – 18, for children from 5 – 10. Educational & fun activities including dancing, singing, & acting. MINI OUTDOOR THEATRE ADVENTURE CAMP: July 2 – 4 (ages 5&6); Outdoor Adventure Camp: July 7 – 11 & July 14 – 18 (ages 7 – 10). Call 250-572-7576. • MEMOIRS ON THE WALL, an exhibit by Wendy Weseen, at Arnica Artist Run Centre, Old Courthouse Cultural Centre, 7 W. Seymour St., July 25 – Sept. 6. Free admission. • PERRY TUCKER & THE GOOD GRAVY BAND will perform at Chances Barside Lounge Fri. July 4, & Fri. Nov. 28, 7 – 10 p.m. • OVERLANDER DAYS, an annual summer family event produced by the NSBIA, Aug. 16, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., at McDonald Park. • 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 (July 7 & 21), 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. • 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. • BC Living Arts & the Brownstone Restaurant present their third THEMED DINNER OFFERING: A HILLBILLY BBQ, July 6. Tickets: $50. Call Alan Corbishley, 250-819-7373, or Connie at the Brownstone, 118 Victoria St., 250-851-9939. • MOUNT PAUL UNITED CHURCH THRIFT SHOP, 140 Laburnum St., open Tues & Thurs, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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AROUND TOWN • THE BC WILDLIFE PARK SUMMER KIDS CAMPS. New WILDLIFE RANGERS day camps, exciting kids’ science day camps for ages 10 – 12, Thurs. July 17 & Aug. 14, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Animal encounter, games, snacks, miniature train, birds of prey show, behind-the-scenes tour, grizzly bear & cougar encounters. Cost: Season’s pass-holders: $45/day; non-pass-holders $50/day. $5/day discount on payments received at least 14 days prior to camp date. Register at • AT SUN PEAKS: SUMMER KICK-OFF featuring Mountain of Beer & Chili June 28 – 29, with fire truck display, rock climbing wall, clowns, bouncy castle, kids’ zone face painting, live music & more! THE WESTCOAST LUMBERJACK SHOW, fearless skills & daredevil displays, blending humour, heroics, & showmanship. June 28 & 29. Sat. 11– 11:45 a.m. & 3 – 3:45 p.m. Sun. 11– 11:45 a.m. & 2 – 2:45 p.m. Fun for all ages. Free admission. Call 250-578-5542 or email adventures@ SUN PEAKS & REGION FARMERS’ MARKET, June 29 – Sept. 9, every Sunday, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Sun Peaks Resort. SUNBURST EXPRESS CHAIRLIFT June 27 – Sept. 1, daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. servicing the bike park, alpine hiking trails, & sightseeing. • WHAT’S UNDER THE DOME? Ukrainian Orthodox Church of All Saints, 1044 Eighth St., will once again open its doors for its Icon Tours, Saturdays 1 – 3:30 p.m., or other days/times by request, throughout July & Aug. Refreshments available. Donations optional. Call 778-220-5584. • Project X Theatre presents X FEST 2014, at Prince Charles Park, July 23 – Aug. 9, with two fantastical plays, both adaptations of beloved children stories, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll and The Last of the Dragons by Edith Nesbit. • LET’S DANCE, hosted by Thompson Valley Activity & Social Club (TVASC), July 19, 8 p.m. – midnight, at Kamloops Curling Club, 700 Victoria St. Music by Strange Brew. Tickets: $10, from Zonia, 250-3720091, Francoise, 250-372-3782, Ed, 250-374-2774. • 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 FARMERS MARKET at the 400-block of Victoria Street, every Wed. 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., May 7 – Oct. 29. • 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 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. • CIRQUE DU SOLEIL presents DRALION at Interior Savings Centre Dec. 24 – 28 for 7 performances only. Wed. Dec. 24, 4 p.m.; Fri. Dec. 26, 4 & 7 p.m.; Sat. Dec. 27, 4 & 7:30 p.m.; Sun. Dec. 28, 1:30 & 5 p.m. Tickets on sale June 20: adults/$45 – $145; children (12 & under)/$36 – $126 at ISC Box Office, 300 Lorne St., www., or 1-855-985-5000.

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New dean named to TRU Faculty of Law A Canadian leader in social justice and Indigenous law issues will lead Thompson Rivers University’s (TRU) Faculty of Law. Bradford Morse will commence his duties as the Dean of Law during the fall of 2014. “I am excited that we have attracted such an excellent legal scholar and experienced academic administrator. Dean Morse’s work has been highly influential with respect to a number of important legal issues,” said Alan Shaver, TRU president and vice-chancellor. “We are pleased to welcome him to Kamloops and look forward to his leadership as we continue to develop TRU’s Faculty of Law.” “TRU’s Faculty of Law is off to an excellent start having recruited a core of exceptionally talented professors and administrative staff as well as now having its first JD graduates,” said Morse. “TRU has a bright future with

strong leadership and my role as the new Dean will be to enhance the reputation and performance of our law school.” Once on campus Morse will seek to build mutually beneficial partnerships with the legal community throughout B.C., assist the faculty in developing student internships and legal assistance clinics, initiate establishing positive relationships with foreign law schools and help encourage a belief among First Nations and Métis peoples that TRU is their law school. Morse joins TRU after serving five years as dean and professor of Law at Te Piringa - Faculty of Law at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. There he recruited many of the staff and lead its achieving global recognition to be ranked in the top 100 law schools in the world in 2013. Prior to his experience in New Zealand he was professor of Law in the Faculty of Law, served as

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vice-dean and director of Graduate Studies at the University of Ottawa. As a professor Morse has taught a wide variety of courses concerning Canadian and comparative Indigenous law issues, as well as labour law, trusts, property and civil liberties. He has been directly involved in the establishment of Aboriginal legal services programs and child welfare agencies, as well as in land claims, environmental disputes, constitutional, treaty and self-government negotiations, economic development projects, legislative drafting and other Aboriginal government matters. He has also served as counsel in litigation on Aboriginal and treaty rights as well as an expert witness before numerous parliamentary and legislative committees and administrative tribunals. From 1988 to 1991, Morse was the director of Research and Planning for the Aboriginal

Justice Inquiry of Manitoba. He served as executive assistant to the Honourable Ronald A. Irwin, Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs, from late 1993 until early 1997, and was intimately involved in all aspects of the Minister’s and the Department’s responsibilities concerning First Nations as well as the North. He has also served as Chief Federal Negotiator on several Canadian land claims. He has been a consultant to various royal commissions, government departments and Indigenous peoples’ organizations in Canada, Australia and New Zealand He has authored more than 100 articles, books, book chapters and commission reports. He holds a BA from Rutgers University, LLB from the UBC Faculty of Law, and LLM from Osgoode Hall, York University. He has been a Barrister-at-Law and Solicitor with the Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario) since 1979.

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Respect wildlife, leave fawns alone With the weather getting warmer this is the time of year in Kamloops when we begin see a lot more baby wildlife peeking out of wooded areas. As cute as those wild animals are, especially deer fawns, it’s best to keep your hands off the animals. Every year the BC Conservation office receives numerous calls from the public about supposedly “orphaned” fawns, but in reality they are not motherless. Here are some important pieces of information to know: • Ninety-nine percent of calls from the public reporting the discovery of a fawn, do not involve orphaned fawns. • Generally, if there is no dead doe in the area or on nearby roads, the fawn is not an orphan. • Often does won’t return to their fawns until well after dark. • Keep yourself and pets far away from the fawn. It may take a good 24 hours for a doe to feel safe enough to return to her fawn. If a mother were to return to her fawn prematurely, she might risk leading a predator directly

to her fawn. • Don’t touch the fawn! This could cause the mother to reject it. If the fawn has already been “handled,” wipe the fawn off with a clean towel rubbed with dirt, put on a clean pair of gloves, and return the fawn to the site of origin. • If the fawn has wandered into someone’s garage or other precarious position, gently coax the fawn out or move to a quiet, nearby site while wearing gloves. Don’t move the fawn too far. • Coyotes, dogs, cats, raccoons, construc-


tion, etc. aren’t reasons for fawn removal. These are things that deer must encounter on a daily basis in Kamloops. A mother deer will move her fawn away from danger if given the chance. • Fawns are born late May through the end of June, with the peak number born in early June. Mother deer often give birth at night in areas (such as people’s front yards) that may seem perfectly safe at night but differ drastically during daylight hours. • For the first five days after birth, fawns won’t run when approached. Instead, they will exhibit “freeze behaviour.” They lie still when approached. From the seventh day on, fawns will exhibit “flight behaviour” when approached. By one month of age fawns venture out to browse with their mothers. The above applies to young fawns only (under three months of age). Adult deer cannot be successfully rehabilitated. An adult deer that’s injured (hit by car, etc.) and can’t get up and walk away on its own should be euthanized. Call the Conservation Officer Reporting Line at 1-877-952-7277.









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