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Friday, October 4, 2013

Canadian astronaut lands at TRU The singing, guitar strumming, Canadian astronaut who captured the world’s imagination by tweeting and posting videos and photos of his adventures from space, is the next presenter in the TRU President’s Lecture Series. Retired Commander Chris Hadfield’s presentation is titled “An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth,” which is also the title of his forthcoming book. The presentation is scheduled for Fri. Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Grand Hall, located in TRU’s Campus Activity Centre (CAC). Admission is free. In anticipation of high community interest in seeing this Canadian hero in person, TRU has arranged for overflow space in the CAC, which will include a live simulcast of the presentation in the nearby Grand Hall. The lecture will be broadcast live to the university’s Williams Lake campus in room 1303. The simulcast starts at 7 p.m. and is also free. NOTE: This event is first-come, first-seated. Commander Chris Hadfield’s lecture will be simulcast live at the Big Little Science Centre, 655 Holt St., beginning at 7 p.m. The Big Little Science Centre will be the North Shore location for a live stream/simulcast of Commander Hadfield’s speech. Also free of charge, the lecture will be broadcast live right here on the North Shore.

RETIRED CANADIAN ASTRONAUT Chris Hadfield will give a free talk at TRU on Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Grand Hall. The presentation is part of the President’s Lecture Series. It will be simulcast at the Big Little Science Centre Submitted photo

Susan Hammond, Assistant Operator Big Little Science Centre, is very excited about this opportunity for residents north of the river. “The Big Little Science Centre is a convenient, friendly and intimate location for North Shore families to see this amazing speaker. Community members, who are unable to get to campus, are welcome to be part of this exciting event,” she said.” Inspirational science speakers who are able to connect with the whole family and people of all ages are rare; this is a must see lecture!” Seating will be first come, first seated. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m.

Seating could be tight though, so call to reserve space (no cost), at 250-554-2572. Earlier in the day, Hadfield will give an invitation-only presentation to an audience largely made up of TRU science students, faculty, students from School District 73, and TRU science alumni. While serving as commander of the International Space Station earlier this year, Hadfield educated and entertained the world through social media by answering the public’s questions and deconstructing the mysteries and wonders of space. Uploading videos to YouTube, he answered a range of questions through demonstrations from how to wash your hands in space to controlling the International Space Station. In 1992 Hadfield was one of four applicants from a field of 5,330 to join the Canadian Space Agency. On July 3, of this year, and after 21 years of service, Hadfield announced his retirement so he could pursue other opportunities. Born in 1959 in Sarnia, Ont., and raised in Milton, Ont., Hadfield has also been honoured with the NASA Exceptional Service Medal in 2002; the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal in 2003; induction into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame in 2005; and commemoration on Royal Canadian Mint silver and gold coins for his spacewalk to install Canadarm2 on the International Space Station (2006).


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It’s going to be a great day at the Big Little Science Centre (BLSC) on Sat. Oct. 19, when The Kerplunks will be performing two shows. The popular children’s entertainers will sing and dance their way into the hearts of the audience when they perform at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The Kerplunks are multi-award winning children’s entertainers bringing high-energy, colourful performances to the stage- with outfits that match! The Kerplunks play catchy tunes guaranteed to get kids engaged, singing along and joining in on the actions. The three-time Juno award nominees provide a unique live performance with a full four-piece multi-instrumental band, playing a variety of upbeat musical styles that even parents enjoy. On Sat. Oct. 19, the BLSC will also have special science activities. Join the fun at the Bubble Centres to make tiny, giant, long, square and many more types of

bubbles all day long. See what sizes and shapes you can make. True soapy fun for everyone! It will be a science, bubble and music filled exciting day. Isn’t that everything young children need to smile and squeal with delight? Families will have a chance to explore and discover fun science at the BLSC; bring a lunch and plan to stay for a while! The BIG Little Science Centre is open Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and summers feature daily shows and activities. Tickets: $2/adults, $1/6 – 15-yearolds, free/under 6. Call 250-5542572. www.blscs.org The centre features Exploration Rooms with more than 130 different science exhibits to try and enjoy. The centre’s interactive exhibits appeal to people of all ages and abilities. Located at 655 Holt Street, the centre is conveniently wheelchair accessible.

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Horoscopes October 7 - October 13, 2013 It’ll be easier to encourage somebody else to express their ideas more openly. This can enable you to weigh up the effect this can have on you in the long term, though it wouldn’t be wise of you to express what you feel. They’ll still have some unspoken issues about any independence you establish for your own benefit. You may feel your priorities are being over-ridden by the desires of somebody else & that there is not much you can do about it. Your ideas may be greater than your ability to find the time to deal with the detail required to do these things properly. Others won’t have much patience if they think you’re wasting time. Involvement with others can increase markedly to early Nov. & much of this is likely to be pleasant. Be cautious about what you promise this week as it may prove difficult to fulfil or you may not fully understand what is expected of you. Just how much is reasonable to spend on pleasure may be wise to seriously consider. Consider what you’ve learnt about somebody else as well as what you want to get settled or established with them that can be built upon as time goes on. There will be aspects they can remain secretive about. You need to be careful that you aren’t too generous of yourself. If you keep your thoughts practical you should be OK. Applying yourself mentally to anything where you want to get a good foundation in place can result in many benefits during the next 2 years. You may need to contend with a tendency to become distracted by pleasurable opportunities. Finding quiet time to yourself will enable your ideas to develop very effectively. You can create an underlying sense of peace & balance to early Nov. You may first need to realise how others can unsettle you through either being uncertain about themselves or their relationship with you. Establishing clear-cut ideas & communicating them in the same manner will result in being respected. Look at what you have learnt about family members because this can play a big role in the level of obligations you have either already accepted or may find increasing at the moment. You need to be strong about what suits you. Accepting the unacceptable may play on your mind, which may then end up affecting your health. You can experience exceptional mental clarity this week enabling you to recognise the right opportunity to put initial ideas forward. Your entire vision of the future doesn’t need to be expressed – some things will be better left to surface in their own good time. Keep an eye on spending – mainly, what is actually necessary. Balance & harmony moves into your sign this week ‘til Nov. 5. This will encourage you to look into situations that will result in personal peace. You may also spend some money on yourself, which can include changing your appearance in some way – new clothes or hairstyle. You can become determined to put into practice anything you feel you’ve learnt of late. This may be from a course of some description but it may also mean any experiences you have had that have resulted in realisations. Others will be involved somehow but you will benefit from time to yourself to contemplate. Before you are tempted to spend too much money you need to seriously think about your more practical obligations or needs, as boring as it may be. There should be plenty of opportunity to early Nov. to enjoy the company of friends. Any involvement with a group of people, even in a working situation, should be pleasant. You may have to learn to like certain obligations, even though there may be a sense of disappointment in having to deal with them. You can’t avoid having to cope with them, so accepting this will make it more pleasant. This can result in you taking a more clear-cut view of the way things can be developed in the future.

AROUND TOWN • ART CLASSES, at North Shore Community Centre, 730 Cottonwood Ave., BEGINNERS: Session 1: Wed: Sept. 18 – Oct. 16. Session 2: Wed. Sept. 30 – Nov. 27. INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED: Session 1: Mon. Sept. 23 – Oct. 28. Session 2: Mon. Nov. 4 – Dec. Time: all classes: 9. 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (set up by 9:15 a.m.) Cost: $98/session to be paid by Sept. 14, (cash/cheque) to Rose Rodrigues, 1024 Pembroke Ave., V2B 1Z4, or call 250-376-3198 FMI. Supplies required. • 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. • SISTERS IN SPIRIT VIGIL honouring the lives of missing and murdered Aboriginal women, Oct. 4, 6 p.m. (Drumming, 5:30 p.m.) at the Riverside Park Bandshell. Please wear something RED (& warm) to show your support for Sisters in Spirit. Bring signs/posters/messages of support & hope. Bring pictures of lost loved ones or missing person’s posters. Everyone welcome. Coffee/hot chocolate after the event. Call Barb Morin, 250-314-1565, email barbmorin@gmail.com. www.nwac.ca/sisters-spirit. • PROJECT X THEATRE IMPROVE NIGHT, Fri. Oct. 4, at St. Andrews on the Square. Tickets: $20 at the door. Cash bar. Not suitable for kids. Doors: 7:30 p.m., show: 8 p.m. • AT THE NORTH SHORE COMMUNITY CENTRE, 730 Cottonwood Ave. FALL ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES SALE, Oct. 5 & 6, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Featuring vendors from the Interior, selling jewellery, toys, antique kitchen items & furniture. Admission is $4 (under 12 free). All proceeds go to support programs & activities provided by the centre. BOOK SALE, Oct. 15 – 17, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. All funds raised go to NSCC seniors’ activities. PIE NIGHT, Tues. Oct. 15, at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy a slice of delicious pie and ice cream along with coffee or tea, plus entertainment for only $3. • AT THE BC WILDLIFE PARK: Farmers’ Market every Sun, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the parking lot. Call 250-573-3242 ext. 226 or 259. • Country-music legend REBA MCENTIRE with special guest, Gord Bamford, will perform at the Interior Savings Centre Fri. Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $69.50 & $89.50 at the ISC box office, online or 1-855-985-5000. • YOUR TOWN THROWDOWN, featuring Chad Brownlee, Deric Ruttan & Jason Blaine, Wed. Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m., at the Sagebrush Theatre, 1300 Ninth Ave. Doors: 7 p.m. Tickets $42.50 at the Kamloops Live! Box Office, 250-352-6363 or www.kamloopslive.ca. • KAMLOOPS FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY meets the fourth Thurs (Oct. 24) of each month at Heritage House, 100 Lorne St., 7 to 9 p.m. Guests & new members welcome. Call 250-579-2078. • 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 at 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Sat. Oct. 5: Air Pressure Show. • SABRINA WEEKS & SWING CAT BOUNCE will be doing a live recording Oct. 11 at the Blackwell Hall in the Plaza Hotel. Tickets at the Plaza or www.sabrinaweeks.com. • OLD TIME DANCING AND MUSIC by the Kamloops Old Time Fiddlers on the first & third Sat (Oct. 5 & 19) of the month at Heritage House, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. Admission: $6/members, $7/non. All welcome! • AT THE BLUE GROTTO, 1 – 319 Victoria St., Oct. 4 – 5: Mostly Marley. Oct. 10: Burlesque Show. Call 250-372-9901. • LIEDERKREIS CHOIR, bringing old German folk songs to senior homes & care facilities; practise every second Thurs, 2 p.m., at North Shore Community Centre, 750 Cottonwood Ave. New members of German-speaking background welcome. Call Heidi, 250-372-2973.

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AROUND TOWN • VENDORS WANTED. Artisan Sale, North Shore Community Centre, 730 Cottonwood Ave., Oct. 20, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Vendor tables: $40 each. Call Brenda at 250-376-4777 or email nsccs@shaw.ca for an application. • THE COUNCIL OF CANADIANS meets at 7 p.m. on the second Wed of every month (Oct. 11) at the Smorgasbord Deli, 225 Seventh Ave. Everyone welcome. Call Anita or Dalton, 250-377-0055. •KAMLOOPS QUIT SMOKING support group meets every Thurs at Kamloops United Church, 421 St. Paul St. Call Ken, 250-579-8574. • GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS meetings Thurs, 10 a.m. at Desert Gardens, 540 Seymour St. Call Wally, 250-679-7877, or Sunny, 250-374-9165. • KAMLOOPS SYMPHONY SUBSCRIPTIONS for the 2013/14 Classic Series, Pop Series, & Chamber Music Series are now on sale from Kamloops Live! Box Office, 250-374-5483. • 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. • HIGH COUNTRY ACHIEVERS TOASTMASTERS. Learn to communicate effectively & practice your speaking skills in a friendly & encouraging environment. Thurs, 7 – 9 p.m. at Desert Gardens, 540 Seymour St. Call 250-299-7317. Everyone welcome. • KAMLOOPS ALANO CLUB FUNDRAISERS Thurs, 8 – 11 p.m. at 171 Leigh Rd. Jam session open to musicians & singers. Free admission. Call Paul or John, 250-376-5115. • CN RAILROADERS CRIB NIGHT on the first & third Thurs (Oct. 3 & 17) of the month at the Parkview Activity Centre, 500 McDonald Ave., at 7 p.m. Admission is $1. All welcome.

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• MOUNT PAUL UNITED CHURCH THRIFT SHOP, 140 Laburnum St., open Tues & Thurs, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. • DESERT SOUNDS HARMONY CHORUS, the local chapter of Sweet Adelines International, meet Tues. New singers welcome. www.dshchorus.ca. • BEGINNER’S DUPLICATE BRIDGE, Mon, 7 p.m. Lessons available. Call 250-828-1993 or 250-571-1069. • A NETWORKING GROUP for those interested in getting to know interesting people & share ideas, etc., with others meets Tues, 10 a.m. at The Art We Are. Call Tilly, 250-851-2670. • VOLUNTEER KAMLOOPS, a charitable organization helping to provide volunteer placement & support services to community organizations, seeks volunteers. Contact www.volunteerkamloops.org. • ADVOCATES FOR URBAN WILDLIFE. Join a growing movement towards safely co-existing with, not killing, urban wildlife. Call 250-573-3483 or e-mail advocatesforurbanwildlife@telus.net. • VIVACE CHORALE, a small mixed chorus, meet Tuesday, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Kamloops United Church, 421 St. Paul St. New members welcome. Must read music. Call Jarrett, 250-372 8464, or jschill@sd.73.bc.ca. • Kamloops Immigrant Services, 448 Tranquille Rd., host the SUMMER FUN PARK SERIES every Thursday, 2 – 4 p.m. at McDonald Park, for snacks, painting, crafts, games, sports, etc. Everyone welcome! To register, call Allison, 778-470-6101, email allison@kcris.ca, or drop by the office.

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Blazers’ Breast Cancer Night Saturday

The Kamloops Blazers (1-2-0-0) got two goals apiece from Cole Ully and Tyson Ness for a 5-2 win against the Prince George Cougars (1-3-0-0) last Friday night. Josh Connolly had a big night with a goal and two assists for his first three-point night of his WHL career. The Blazers got off to a good start in this one on the power play. Connolly rushed the puck and fed Ully who beat goaltender Brett Zarowny for a quick 1-0 lead 2:13 into the game. The Blazers built on the lead off a faceoff win by Nick Chyzowski. Connolly took a quick shot and scored to make it 2-0 Blazers 12:04 into the game. For Chyzowski, it was his first WHL point. The Cougars responded quickly scoring right off a faceoff win only 16 seconds later to cut the Blazers lead to 2-1. The Cougars outshot the Blazers

16-10 in the period. The second period started in similar fashion Connolly rushed the puck on the power play and Ully finished it off for his second of the night to make it 3-1 Blazers 1:05 into the second period. The Blazers’ penalty kill played a huge factor in this one especially in the second period killing off three straight penalties. The Blazers again continued to kill penalties in the third period and got a shorthanded marker from Tyson Ness with 13:13 to play. It was Ness’ first goal as a Blazer after being acquired from the Red Deer Rebels last week. The Cougars struck back though cutting it to 4-2 scoring 47 seconds later. The Blazers iced this one with an empty net goal as Ness scored his second goal of the night. Special teams played a big factor as the Blazers were 2-for-4 on the power play, while the Cougars finished 0-for-7 on the night. Taran Kozun earned the game’s first star making 37 saves for the win. Kozun also had two assists on the night. These two teams closed out a doubleheader in Prince George Saturday night when the Blazers were on the wrong end suffering a 3-1 loss to the Cougars. For the first time this season, the opponent scored first the Cougars scored off a face off for a

1-0 lead 3:38 into the first period. The Cougars extended that lead to make it 2-0 after the first period. The Cougars came out ready at the beginning of the second period scoring 10 seconds into the period on the power play for a 3-0 Cougars lead. The Blazers responded with a goal of their own 6:02 into the period. Connolly took a pass from Aspen Sterzer and scored his second goal of the season, already topping the lone goal he had last year to make it 3-1. The Blazers had their chances to get back into it in the third period, but were unable to beat goaltender Ty Edmonds who was solid making 26 saves and the game’s third star on the night. The Blazers ran out of time in this one as they spent the last two minutes of the third in the Cougars zone but failed to score. The Blazers were again on the wrong side of the power plays as the Blazers were 0-for-4 and the Cougars were 1-for-6 on the night including a full 5-minute power play where they failed to score. The Blazers return to home ice this weekend as they host games on Friday and Saturday nights at ISC. Game time is 7 p.m. both nights. Friday night, the Victoria Royals visit as Kids Month kicks off with Mascot Night! Lots of mascots from various local businesses will

be at the game to visit with fans and play a game during intermission. For the entire month of October, purchase an adult or senior ticket and receive a free child ticket for the same game! Valid for all eight Blazers home games in October. On Saturday night the Blazers host the Prince George Cougars when they play their annual Safeway Breast Cancer Night game in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. There will be a Puck Toss held during the second intermission with all funds raised going to the Blazers’ CIBC Run for the Cure team fundraising. The grand prize for the Puck Toss is a team signed Blazers Breast Cancer Jersey. Pucks will be sold on the ISC concourse from door opening at 6 p.m. until the end of the second period. Fans can also make donations to the Blazers CIBC Run for the Cure team at any time during the game on the concourse at designated tables or in the Blazers Store. The entire Blazers team will participate in the CIBC Run for the Cure on Sunday morning at Riverside Park. As of 2 p.m. Thursday, the Blazers have raised $2773.50 so far in their team fundraising efforts for the CIBC Run for the Cure. Fans are encouraged to join the team to come out and participate.

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Storm lead KIJHL after first month of regular season play

The Kamloops Storm lead the league after the first month of

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the Storm to within one on the power play less than two minutes later, but the Knights took the 5-3 win with their final goal on the game halfway through the period. That goal resulted in a goaltender change for the Storm with backup goalie Ben Giesbrecht replacing starting goalie Kyle Michalovsky, who took the loss. Saturday night, Sept. 28, saw the Storm host the Golden Rockets, with a different result as Addison Bazian and Jared Anderson each tallying a goal and a helper in the Storm’s 4-2 win. Bazian opened the scoring 1:33 into the game on the power play. Anderson gave the Storm a 2-0 lead 7:07 later. The Rockets got on the scoreboard with a power play goal with 6:24 left in the first period to make it 2-1 after 20. The Rockets tied it up 6:44 into the final frame. Anderson made it 3-2 Storm 18 seconds later. Then Max James put the game away right off the faceoff to make it 4-2 after 40, and gave the Storm the win; there was no scoring in the penalty-filled third period. The Storm are at the Sprots Centre for another two-game home stand this weekend, hosting the Creston Valley Thunder Cats Fri. Oct 4, and the Revelstoke Grizzlies Sat. Oct. 5. The puck drops at 7 p.m. both nights.

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Boeing, Boeing soars with first-class comedy

HIGH FLYING JUGGLING ACT. Brett Christopher as Bernard, with his three flight attendant fiancées, Krista ColSubmitted photo sima, Alison Deon and Tess Degenstein.

Gossip begins Oct. 9 TRU Actors Workshop Theatre presents Gossip, by George F. Walker, this month at the Black Box Theatre (Old Main). Gossip is the first in this Canadian playwright’s comic film noir trilogy “The Power Plays,” and with it we are introduced to Tyrone Power, a hard boiled journalist who finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation. Though Power resists the trivialization of his political journalism, he agrees to investigate society matron Bitch Nelson’s death. Through multiple twists and hidden identities, Power solves the case, but not his chronic disillusionment with the world. Gossip runs Oct. 10 to 12 and 17 to 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre (located in Old Main). Tickets are $12 and can be reserved through the AWT Box Office at 250-3776100, through Kamloops Live! Box Office at 250-374-5483 or online at www.kamloopslive.ca.

Fasten your seatbelts for the high-flying comedy of Western Canada Theatre’s Boeing Boeing, playing this month at Sagebrush Theatre. In this on-the-edge-of-your-seat farce written by Marc Camoletti, Bernard (Brett Christopher) is successfully juggling the hearts of three air-hostess fiancées (Krista Colosimo, Tess Degenstein, and Alison Deon) in swinging ‘60s Paris. Strict scheduling and a long-suffering housekeeper (Anita Wittenberg) keep the three from connecting. But when Boeing introduces a faster jet, flight schedules overlap and Bernard’s precise romantic timetable goes hilariously off course. Can Bernard and his friend Robert (Kirk Smith) pilot through the turbulence? A WCT co-production with Thousand Islands Playhouse, Boeing Boeing, directed by WCT artistic director Daryl Cloran, has already received soaring reviews from critics and audiences alike when it ran this summer at the Playhouse in Gananoque, Ont. As the first of two coproductions with Thousand Islands Playhouse this season, Boeing Boeing brings together some of the top talents of two provinces. Kamloops’ own Kirk Smith (last seen at WCT in Fiddler in the Roof) and Anita Wittenberg (who played Mother in last season’s A Christmas Story) both received particularly stellar reviews in the Playhouse presentation. Hold on tight for Boeing Boeing’s high-speed, high-altitude hi- jinx! Boeing Boeing runs Oct. 10 to 19 at Sagebrush Theatre. Tickets are available by calling 250-374-5483.

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New program offers support for obese children, youth in Kamloops Starting this January, Kamloops families with children who are above a healthy weight will be offered more support with the launch of Kamloops Healthy Weights for Children: Shapedown BC, a provincial initiative that encourages healthy eating and active lifestyles. “The Shapedown program is designed to support children and their families by providing the information and tools they need to achieve healthier lifestyles,” said Minister of Health Terry Lake. “It is great news that families in Kamloops will now have access to this program and we are proud to invest in strategies, which are working to improve health outcomes for young people and their families right across B.C.” Shapedown brings families together for fun and interactive group activities twice a week over a ten week period. A team of health care professionals and exercise specialists will work to build on the strengths of families so everyone becomes healthier and happier. Through Shapedown families can achieve a more active lifestyle and healthier family eating, as well as increased self-esteem. “We are excited to see Shapedown being offered to Kamloops families,” said Kamloops South Thompson MLA Todd Stone. “The impact of obesity on a young person’s quality of life is significant, and we know this program’s approach has proven benefits.” “Our most important goal is to improve the health of those living within IH,” said IH board chair Norman Embree. “The Shapedown initiative focuses on the value of good health, not only for children but for the whole family.” The group treatment program, led by a dietitian and a mental health professional, will operate in partnership with the Kamloops Community YMCA-YWCA at the downtown location.

“The Kamloops YMCA-YWCA is pleased to be part of bringing the Shapedown program to Kamloops,” said Colin Reid, Kamloops Community YMCA-YWCA chief executive officer. “Giving children and families the opportunities to lead an active and healthy lifestyle is paramount to the mission of the Kamloops Y. This program is an example of how together we can enhance the health of children and their families and build a healthy community.” Referral to the program is through a physician or nurse practitioner. Kamloops families are invited to call the Kamloops Public Health Unit at 250-851-7300 for more information, or search “shapedown” under Find a Service at www.interiorhealth.ca/FindUs. Rates of overweight and obesity are rising among children. Within B.C., the prevalence of childhood obesity has risen to seven per cent. Unfortunately the problem does not diminish with age. Research indicates that as many as 50 per cent of obese five year olds and 85 per cent of obese 15 year olds will become obese adults. “Evidence shows that a healthy start begins in childhood,” said Dr. Tom Warshawski, chair of the Childhood Obesity Foundation. “It’s up to us to reduce the risk of chronic diseases associated with obesity for children and help improve the lives of British Columbians and their families.” The expansion of Shapedown BC to all health authorities over two years is funded by the Province of British Columbia. The Childhood Healthy Weights Intervention Initiative supports Healthy Families BC, the government’s public-health strategy that focuses on leadership, prevention and health improvement for British Columbian families and their communities.

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