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Submitted by Delena Smith, Activities Manager at The Shores During the week of August 19 - 23, staff at the Shores decided to give residents the experience of summer camp right in their home. Everyone is young at heart and our residents have really jumped in and embraced the spirit of camp. Our lobby was made to look just like a camp with a cabin, a bus, trees and animals. We had water sports, archery and riflery, mini golf, a scavenger hunt and a first aid course. They really enjoyed each night with a campfire sing-a-long while roasting marshmallows and drinking hot chocolate. They reminisced about going to summer camp as kids and shared some great memories. The staff were amazing with all their hard work to make this happen and they, too, enjoyed every minute. Here at the Shores, we welcome the warmth of human connection and help our residents live fully, every day.

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The Green Man Project, Kellie Haines Ventriloquist and Magician Clinton W. Gray will be returning to the Children’s Arts Festival this year.

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Hanna slaps her tiny hands onto a large piece of scrap paper and smears globs of colour across the page and squeals with glee. What emerges is the sheer joy and endless possibilities for creation. Meanwhile, Skyler pulls a selection of pots and pans from a cupboard, imagining his audience busting into applause for his symphony of beats and bangs. Nothing is as magical as a child’s imagination. These moments of loud and messy creativity are fostering essential skills that will carry them throughout their lives. Skyler and Hanna are developing dexterity while strengthening cognitive development and spatial reasoning. This is the motivation behind the Children’s Art’s Festival produced by the Kamloops Arts Council for the past 20 years. This festival is a favourite of children, and parents like Tania McCartney. “I love the variety and all the different levels of difficulty. There is something for everyone. I don’t think I will ever stop

going to the Children’s Art’s Festival, as a parent or volunteer.” When asked how her children have benefited from the festival Tania replied, “I have a degree in fine arts and while I don’t make my living by what I studied, everything I learned about team work, trusting my gut, compassion, and interdependence make me the person and the parent I am today. We introduced them to a lot of mediums early on, but they are both drawn to different aspects of the arts. One of my daughters doesn’t necessarily thrive in a traditional learning setting, and I am so happy that she can do things in the arts that fill her bucket and make her feel successful. Why the arts are beneficial isn’t even a question to me. It is integral to a whole life.” This year’s theme is Wizards and Wonders! Children and parents are encouraged to dress for the theme. You can be a wizard or fairy or whatever magical

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Rolling out the Conservative election platform

This spring each of you received a newly designed flyer from me entitled “Have Your Say: What issues concern you the most?” The response to this was overwhelming with close to a thousand responses. Many of you took the time to share what you felt were the top

issues that Parliament should focus on. The results were as follows: 1) getting pipelines built, 2) balancing the federal budget/cutting the deficit, 3) spending more on health care, 4) spending on seniors. I was pleased to see that so many of these issues align with what our Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer and the conservative team have been promoting these past couple of months. Recently Andrew Scheer outlined his plan for a dedicated, coastto-coast right-of-way specifically set aside for energy infrastructure projects. Rather than

have industry submit promise to balance complicated route the budget within five proposals for every new years. As we all know transmission line and the Liberals have simply pipeline project, we could made it impossible for have a single corridor anyone to immediately – planned up front and and responsibly balance in full consultation the budget. Even the most with the provinces and optimistic projections Indigenous Canadians don’t have the Liberals who would share in balancing the budget the prosperity that it for 20 more years. A would provide. With a Conservative government single corridor, we could will balance the budget in minimize environmental a quarter of that time. impacts, lower the By the end of this year, costs of environmental the Liberals will have assessments, increase added $71 billion to the certainty for investors, national debt, with little and, most importantly, to show for it. And the get these critical projects share for each Canadian built. family is more than As for balancing the $50,000 a piece. The cost federal budget, the of servicing that debt will Conservatives have See "Canadian Family" page 31

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Medals available for veterans of WWII and Korean War National Order of the Legion of Honour from France

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There are two very special medals that are available to our veterans. These are the National Order of the Legion of Honour from France and the Ambassador for Peace Medal from the Republic of Korea. Our veterans of the Second World War and the Korean War have both fought hard and made tremendous sacrifices and they have both won the greatest level of respect and thanks we can give them. The Government of France is awarding their highest medal to all living Canadian veterans who directly helped to liberate their country between June 6 and August 30, 1944. The Republic of Korea is presenting its Ambassador for Peace Medal to all Canadian Veterans who participated in the Korean War and its peace keeping operations between 1950 and 1955. Living veterans or the families of veterans who have passed away may be eligible to receive this special medal from Korea. If you are a veteran or know someone that is and who might be eligible for one of these important medals, please contact me. I am an unofficial volunteer who is willing to help you with your application. There is no fee involved. For more information please contact Mr. Guy Black C/O 515 - 95 Moody Street, Port Moody, BC V3H0H2 or email Korea19501953@yahoo.com and include the subject Veterans Medals.

Wizards and wonders Continued from page 3 creation you can come up with. No costume? No problem! The big tent will be filled with different art booths where you can make your own masks, wizard hats, wands and more. Children will be enchanted with performances by the Green Man, ventriloquist Kellie Haines and local favourite magician Clinton W Gray. The Children’s Arts Festival kicks off on September 13th from 3:30 – 5:30

p.m., and the fun kicks into high gear on Saturday September 14th from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Riverside Park. Thanks to sponsorship provided by the City of Kamloops, bus transportation to the Festival is free of charge. To get your free bus pass for the event, contact admin@kamloopsarts.ca or give us a call at 250-372-7323 to inquire where to find the passes.

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Living choices

September and March are the two months out of the year when The Connector provides a “Senior Living Choices Directory.” It can be a helpful resource when people are seeking to change their accommodations, particularly once past the stage of living independently. It also provides an opportunity for the various care homes and seniors residences to advertise what they have to offer. Kamloops does have a good mix of offerings and a couple of new projects are in the works so hopefully this bodes well for ongoing and future needs with respect to seniors housing. Aging in place and staying in one’s own home is clearly a preferred option for many but not always do-able. I’m a good ten years or so away from potential retirement and I am already considering various scenarios for myself as well as my mother. If only I had a crystal ball and knew what our respective needs are actually going to be, but none of us really knows until the changes actually take place. Currently, I have a single family dwelling downtown. I converted my basement to an in-law suite for my parents­—now just my mother. As her mobility changes, I find myself thinking about what her future needs are going to be in the short-term. For example, will I need to install a chair lift or develop the path at the side of the house? For myself, do I have time and energy to still manage the yard along with everything else or should I sell and downsize in the next few years? If I downsize, how will that look? Do I include my mother or do we find housing solutions that suit our individual needs? What about the pets? Perhaps my mom would like to be somewhere that gives her more opportunities to socialize and I might want somewhere that I can lock up and travel without worry (she writes hopefully). My daughter has even suggested that we explore the idea of all of us joining forces and sharing a bigger house that would meet our myriad requirements. I suspect we would have to build something from scratch to make that scenario work but I appreciate the creative thinking. I’m not sure I want more of that kind of togetherness with my family but I will keep it under consideration. Meeting housing needs these days does often require some ingenuity and it doesn’t include parking an RV illegally in someone’s backyard. I do hope that at some point Kamloops or the TNRD will consider a tiny home development. I think this has much appeal in the way of providing affordable housing and new forms of community. People are living longer with less disposable income. We need creative solutions to help keep people of all ages off the street. Local agencies, such as ASK Wellness, are leading the way in providing housing for a number of marginalized groups including seniors but it will be a challenge to keep up with the demand, let alone stay ahead of it. The ultra-expensive dementia “Village” has recently opened in Langley based on a template of a similar facility in The Netherlands. It will be interesting to see how this model performs here and if it can be made cost-effective enough to be a solution for less well-heeled residents. Other ideas include housing university students in seniors’ facilities. This gives the students affordable housing in exchange for volunteer hours and makes for an interesting social mix. The idea of cooperatives is also an intriguing one. As a single person in my 50s, I like the idea of not living all by myself but still having an investment in something and a healthy amount of autonomy as well. Getting a roommate is always another option. Or maybe a hut on a tropical beach will do. As long as there’s an internet connection the theory goes I can work from and live anywhere! As long as it doesn’t end up being my car! There are so many things to consider as we navigate this challenging phase and aspect of life.

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Food innovation and processing hub is our jam

Michelle Tsutsumi, KFPC Communications Lead Since late July, we have been celebrating an announcement from the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Agriculture! Kamloops Food Policy Council, one of six organizations from around the province, was awarded $50,000 to test the feasibility of a Food Innovation and Processing Hub in our community. Things have been moving along at warp speed, with Robyn McLean, Food Hub Project Manager, lining up a team to provide comprehensive supports to food businesses in the Kamloops region. Interest in building up processing facilities in Kamloops has been percolating for years. This success for our local food system is rooted in working together and deepening community relationships. We are grateful for the contribution of a cross sector working group that has been focusing on this idea since February. Representatives from the following groups have

been nimble and creative in coming up with this plan: • City of Kamloops, • Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, • Indigenous communities (Skeetchestn Natural Resources), • Economic development agencies (Community Futures Development Corporation of Central Interior First Nations and Venture Kamloops), and • Community organizations such as Kamloops Organic Buying Club and Farm to Chefs. The unique part of this project is that it will test the viability of a Food Hub in Kamloops by combining a feasibility study with a pilot that will deliver business accelerator services and supports to food entrepreneurs through Kamloops Innovation, a key project partner. For the pilot project, a Food Hub Coordinator, a research assistant, and subject matter experts related to food businesses will work with six businesses that are looking to expand or trial new products (e.g., sauces, dips, ready-made meals, or canned goods). “Starting and growing a small business is hard. The pilot will pair local food-based entrepreneurs

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Project Leads: Dr. Lincoln Smith, Executive Director of Kamloops Innovation; Robyn McLean, Food Hub Project Manager. with mentors, provide focused business instruction, and move participants through these challenges,” says Dr. Lincoln Smith, Executive Director of Kamloops Innovation. “We are super excited to have the chance to take the approaches we use to build successful technology companies and apply them to the local agriculture and food processing sector here in Kamloops.” Join us at our September network meeting to meet the Food

Hub crew! Our monthly network meeting takes place at the Mount Paul Community Food Centre (140 Laburnum Street), on September 4, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. We are known for our legendary potlucks, so please bring a dish to share. For details and news about the Food Hub pilot project, visit http://kamloopsfoodpolicycouncil.com/ food-hub-pilotproject/ or email foodhub@kamloopsfoodpolicycouncil.com

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WOMEN BUSINESS OWNERS:

Don’t forget about your retirement plan International Women’s Day was celebrated earlier this year and there it was indeed cause for celebration. In recent decades, the number of women-owned enterprises experienced the fastest growth over the period from 2005 to 2013, according to Statistics Canada. If you are one of these owners, or thinking about becoming one, 3.5” x 2.5” | Maximum Font Size: 30 pt Member - Canadian Investor Protection Fund

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you’ll always have a lot to think about when running your business, but there’s also an area you can’t ignore – your retirement. Specifically, you need to consider establishing your own retirement plan. Most plans available to you are fairly easy to establish and maintain and are not terribly costly to administer. Here are some popular options: Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) – An RRSP is an investment account that is designed to help you save for retirement. RRSP contribution limits for Canadians continue to increase every year. Your allowable

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plan, can be set up if you are self-employed or own your own business. This plan has higher contribution limits and your contributions are typically tax-deductible. Before opening any of these plans, you’ll want to consult with your tax advisor on the tax issues and a financial professional on the investment aspects. But don’t wait too long. You will need to work hard to keep your business thriving – so choose a retirement plan that works just as hard for you. Member – Canadian Investor Protection Fund. Member – Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada.

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contribution is 18% of your earned income from the previous year to a maximum of $26,230 for 2018. You may also be able to tap into any unused contribution room you have carried forward from previous years. Additionally, any income tax paid on RRSP investment growth is deferred until your start income payments in your retirement years. Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA) – The TFSA is an all-purpose way to invest as it can be used to save for any financial goal. As of January 1, 2019, if you have reached the age of majority, you can

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A “slip or trip and fall” is the commonly used term for occupier’s liability law in British Columbia. The Occupier’s Liability Act is the legislation that governs the duty placed on the owner or caretaker of a premises to ensure that no one suffers harm due to a dangerous condition. Although everyone has a duty to take care for their own safety, even if a premises is unsafe, an owner, tenant or caretaker must make reasonable efforts to ensure the safety of people entering or using the premises. The failure to make reasonable efforts can establish negligence

and if someone is harmed, the party responsible for the premises can be held liable for the injured person’s losses. Although ‘slip’ or ‘trip’ is often referenced, this law refers to any unsafe condition that could pose a hazard or trap if reasonable precautions are not in place. Injury could be caused by an item falling off a wall, a spilled liquid, cracked sidewalk, a sharp object, an extension cord, dim lighting or missing handrail on a ramp, ice and snow or open grate. At the outset of a trip and fall injury, the hazard must be identified and the responsible party notified as soon as practical. Photographic documentation of the hazard at the time of the injury is the best practice, as well as noting as many details as possible and getting any names and

contact information for witnesses. Injury on City or Municipal Property has special rules and timelines. If an injury occurs due to an unsafe condition for which a City or Municipality is responsible, the time, date, location and manner in which the damage sustained must be reported to the City or local government in writing within 2 months of the occurrence, failing which the claim cannot be advanced. This can easily be done via email or a letter addressed to the city or town’s main mailing address. If an injury occurs in a private home or business, the owner will usually have insurance and the injured person will primarily deal with a representative from the insurance company. The insurance representative

will require the same details as the City so it is important to take note of every detail of the incident that caused the injury. There is a two year limitation for seeking damages which occurred on private or commercial property, but an injured person should notify the property owner or tenant as soon as possible after the injury happened to ensure no evidence is inadvertently lost (such as surveillance video or cleaning logs) and so that the owner has a reasonable opportunity to contact their insurer or obtain legal advice. The issues of liability, negligence, injuries and losses are very fact-specific and it is prudent to seek legal advice as soon as possible to avoid missing any details or timelines that could limit or prevent an injured person from recovering their damages.

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How would you react? Fight or flight?

Have you ever considered what you would do in a crisis? Would you choose fight or flight? Most hear this and think of danger or a hazardous situation but in truth we find these fight/flight situations everywhere in life. Our lives are very hectic these days with deadlines and quotas that create stress and heavy pressures on ourselves. For some it can be difficult to do the things that they need to do to carry on with their hopes and dreams; be it perhaps clearing a room, downsizing a home or a full transition to somewhere more enjoyable or countless other situations we can think of.

As I get busier with work and life, I realize I start prioritizing tasks and chores. As my work load increases I become picky on what I do next. It is funny that it is sometimes the quick easy tasks that I find myself avoiding and even have to schedule some things sometimes so that I can’t avoid it anymore. I’ve come to realize that this is very common for people to make these fight and flight decisions for everyday things. Although this can be to huge varying degrees and so for some it is a delay of action and for others this can be a crippling ordeal. When it comes to downsizing or organizing almost everyone will romanticize that their issue is an easy task and if they REALLY wanted to they could tackle the issue no problem. In my experience this is often the furthest thing from the truth. When there are large collections or clutter,

it is common that the thought of working at the issue will just create that feeling of fight and flight and is the reason the collection is still there. The instinct to flee wins more often than that to stay and fight. If this sounds like you, then I recommend you make a schedule to start that task and take baby steps so that it isn’t overwhelming to you and make it a habit. For many the better approach is to get a friend or someone that you can explain your situation and let them be your accountability partner so that you stay on track and keep fighting. Not everyone has that someone to help or they don’t want to bother their friends or family. A company like Everything Organized can give that helping hand. We are professionals in what we do and very discreet. We can come and educate clients, give some help to get started or assist you with tackling

Bathroom tile trends

The world of tile is forever evolving with new trends emerging year after year and the combinations are endless! To help you in your selection we have broken down our favourite trends for this year. From patterns, shapes, sizes, colours, finishes and everything in between, here are our top 3 tile trends. Graphic Patterns This tile trend is already huge and will only continue to grow in popularity. You can expect to see a wide variety of intricate prints and colours all over this year, including soft subtle hues or bold contrasting colours. This trend is perfect as an accent in any room whether on the floor or walls. It is safe to say graphic patterns can be anywhere and

everywhere. This style really gives you a chance to play with your creative side and create a design that is completely unique to you. Dimensional Tiles Tile manufacturers aren’t just playing around with colours and patterns, they are also getting more diverse with shapes. In particular, the resurgence of the hexagon shape, which is now available in all sizes, colours and textures. Geometric tiles are great because they can be used in several ways, whether on a large scale or as an accent. Either way it will create a unique look and add interest to a space. Use them in small bathrooms paired with neutral colours

to help improve the perception of space. In large bathrooms, they can be used to create artful accents. Textural Finishes Incorporating textured tile adds variation, depth and interest to a space. Depending on the tile used, textures can be subtle or pronounced based on the finish applied or the desired colour. 3D tiles come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, colours and styles, which you can combine into endless combinations to create a one of a kind space. These tiles create a focal point that can be considered a piece of art. As always, if you would like to discuss tile trends a little further pop by our showroom and say hi!

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Relaxation workshops at Kamloops Hospice Association Bereavement walking group for

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Are you living with a life-limiting illness? Are you interested in reducing stress and increasing your overall sense of well-being? Consider a relaxation workshop at Kamloops Hospice Association. Relaxation workshops are a simple way to decompress. You are invited into a calm atmosphere and will be guided by Certified Wellness Practitioners. Participants will be led on visualization exercises, mindfulness practices and gentle, adaptive movements to experience deep relaxation. Allow yourself to recline

into a supportive position that can be adapted to meet your mobility requirements. Anyone can learn these approaches to create a greater sense of relaxation and calm. Workshops are held weekly on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. (beginning August 13th). Participants are welcome to bring a companion to these 60 minute sessions. We are pleased to offer these workshops at no charge. We look forward to welcoming you to the new Cooper Community Resource Centre; a peaceful, comfortable

space overlooking Peterson Creek Park and surrounded by our beautiful gardens and pathways. For registration or questions please call Allison at 250-372-1336 or email allison@ kamloopshospice.com. Visit our website for other programs available, including Public Speaker Sessions, Caregiver Workshops, Day Program, Grief Support and Advance Care Planning at www. kamloopshospice.com. See page 13 for a list of workshops and programs.

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It is time for kids to go back to school so its a good time to know how to deal with a potential head lice infestation in the event it ever affects your household. Head lice (or Pediculosis) are parasites, and they need to feed on human blood to survive. There are three types of lice that live on humans: head lice, body lice and pubic lice. Each type of lice is different, and getting one type does not mean that you will get another type. Head lice are tiny— about the size of a sesame seed. These wingless insects live on people’s scalp and feed on human blood. Eggs are smaller­—about the size of a dandruff flake and it takes 9 to 10 days to hatch and leave the case, called a nit. Lice and eggs will be found near the scalp and neckline and behind the ears. Both eggs and nits are closer to the hair shaft and they are sticky and hard to remove. Head lice crawls and does not hop or fly. Usually children between ages 3

to 11 and their families can get head lice. They spread by head to head contacts and very rarely spread through sharing personal belonging such as brushes, hats and pillowcases. Anyone can get head lice and does not depend on poor personal hygiene or unclean surroundings. A diagnosis of head lice is most often after seeing a louse or eggs and nits. The best way to find them is through wet combing method. Tilt your head forward over a white ceramic sink so you can see fallen grayish

lice better. Rinse your hair and apply a couple handfuls of conditioner to cover the entire scalp to prevent the lice from moving and make them more visible. First use a wide tooth comb to get rid of tangles, then use a lice comb in contact with scalp and with one stroke, move the comb from front to the back of the head. After each stroke you can tap it on the white sink or wipe the comb on the paper towel. You may also use

a magnifying lens to detect the scalp. Usually if one member of a family has lice, most likely the entire family will have lice as well and should be checked and treated if lice is present. Symptoms of tickling on the scalp or itch may or may not be present. Children should not be sent home or kept home from school or day care. It can be emotionally hard on children and it requires sensitivity when dealing with this population. There are two types of treatment: wet combing treatments and chemical treatments. I prefer wet combing treatments, it is less expensive with no chemicals. This method is time consuming and follows the same method used to find the lice. Rinse the hair, use generous amount of conditioner, first wide tooth comb and then lice comb every 4 days for 14 days so you can catch the hatched eggs. This method is best for infants, young children, pregnant and nursing mothers. Chemical treatments kills lice and may have to be repeated in 7 days to ensure all hatched eggs are destroyed. You do not require a prescription and you can ask your pharmacist which treatment is best for you. Remember to read instructions carefully when you use wet combing or chemical treatment.


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Chamber Musicians of Kamloops presents

“A Foray into the Absurd”

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Murder by Milkshake:

An Astonishing True Story of Adultery, Arsenic, and a Charismatic Killer By Eve Lazarus Arsenal Pulp Press, Vancouver, 2018; Non-fiction, 248 pages company and friends say much of the investigation’s In the summer of 1965 of Rene Castellani is Esther Castellani, 40, they seem happy together. results come from clarified. The precise picture succumbs to what initially Things change when Rene methodical work by police of Vancouver in the 60’s seems to be a lethal virus. and a young widow at the and the coroner’s office, and the details of how She endures excruciating radio’s switchboard become including the task of a postan individual can fool a The Echéa String Quartet. From L-R: Aliayta pain, gastrointestinal involved. burial autopsy. Some of the community are fascinating. Foon-Dancoes, violin; Emily Earl, violin; Clara malfunction, and a myriad Murder by Milkshake details are graphic. Woven Eve Lazarus is a Loeb, viola; Eliza Millett, cello. of other symptoms which gives the reader a behindthrough the plot is the story Vancouver-based former come and go. After she the-scenes look at how of the daughter, Jeannine, reporter who has a number The Chamber Musicians of Kamloops present is finally admitted to the suspicions of medical and how she manages the of published books, including the first concert of their 2019/2020 music Vancouver General Hospital specialists and family start conflict around her dad. Blood, Sweat, and Fear: The series, “A Foray Into The Absurd” on Saturday, her husband sometimes the difficult process of Murder by Milkshake is Story of Inspector Vance, September 7, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the Kamloops leaves his job at the CKNW piecing together the puzzle of a brisk read: Eve Lazarus Vancouver’s First Forensic United Church. This performance features the radio station to attend how Esther died. Technology keeps the reader involved Investigator. She specializes Echéa String Quartet in a performance of music to her, and is seen on that was new at that time as the sequence of events is in historic crimes. Murder by ranging from the ridiculous to the sublime. more than one occasion provides some answers, but solidified and the personality Milkshake is a B.C. bestseller. Finalists and prizewinners of the International bringing a Whitespot vanilla Anton Rubinstein Chamber Music Competition, milkshake, her favourite (2018) and Finalists in the Royal Overseas-League treat, to entice her to eat. Music Competition (2019), the Echéa Quartet Her symptoms escalate while in the hospital and she is a London-based string quartet formed in dies. At the church service 2017 at the Royal Academy of Music. They have for Esther her husband, recently been awarded the role as Fellowship Call 778.471.1711 Rene Castellani, “…guided String Quartet for 2019/20 at the Royal Academy kamloops.comfortkeepers.ca (mourners) through the of Music, where they are mentored by John Suite 302A - 153 Seymour Street doors as if they were going to Myerscough, Christoph Richter and Levon Kamloops, BC V2C 2C7 see a performance-which, in Chilingirian. Learn more about the quartet at a sense, they were.” At that their website, www.echeaquartet.com. point, few people suspect Chamber Musicians of Kamloops was formed in this charming, intelligent, May 2009, guided by the adage “there are enough ComfortKeepers.ca and happy-go-lucky man human minds for music but not enough music for could be responsible for his human minds.” CMK is a registered communitywife’s death. Rene becomes based nonprofit organization and a charity. The the main care-giver of their organization is made up of classical musicians child, Jeannine. and supporters, their mission is to inspire an The author, Eve Lazarus, appreciation of the beauty of chamber music, unfolds this true-crime and they strive to be an open forum for musical story within the context of expression. what was then the stodgy Tickets for the performance are $25, $20 Youth atmosphere of Vancouver (under 19) and CMK members, FREE for children at a time of transformation under 12, and are available in advance from during the 1960’s: freeRentals starting at $1,525 $1,400 /mo. https://cmk.eventbrite.ca , or at the door. love, rock concerts and with no long term lease. LSD, big-name entertainers such as the Beatles and Sonny and Cher, and the supremacy of radio. Rene Castellani works mainly in advertising as a “jack /mo. Rentals starting at and $1,400 Call Jacquie for a free tour “Publishing is a lot more than starting just print medium,” of/mo. all trades” at CKNW. 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“Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.” ~ Robert Fripp Being blessed and cursed with an adventurer’s heart, I’m forever fantasizing about distant foreign lands. Fortunately, we have a plethora of awesome destinations right here in our neck of the woods — such as The Dream Cafe. The Cafe is a fabulous Penticton venue offering an acclaimed selection of live music, which I’ve been just itchin’ to visit since forever. Our circular road trip through Napa-North, overnighting in Penticton, was peppered with ‘wet-your-whistle’ stops at numerous wineries ranging from funky to elegant, to downright pretentious. They say half the fun is in the journey and in this case it’s never been more true nor tasty. The most memorable stop on the journey there was a quirky little crow-inspired

winery called Back Door in Summerland. Not only was the vino amazing, but the gregarious and entertaining staff made our day. Arriving in Penticton, my companion and I checked into Casa Grande, a hospitable little southwestern themed B&B. The afternoon was spent touring the Naramata Bench, a wine lovers paradise. Our best picks there were Township 7 and Lake Breeze, which impressed me with generous sips of my absolute fave — super dry whites. After regrouping back at the Casa we were off to the main event — Leeroy Stagger’s performance at The Dream Cafe. This bohemian-style cafe on Front Street is a foodie and music lovers haven. The warm, personal service, exotic ambiance

and delicious dishes alone make the trip worthwhile. But we also felt fortunate to experience the musical story-telling of Leeroy Stagger and his talented band. Stagger is a B.C. born alternative country singersongwriter, who now hails from Lethbridge. The musicianship and comradery of this tight little group and their engagement with the audience was a righteous thing. For me, this connection was extra special, as I enjoy a close pen-pal relationship with a buddy of theirs back home, who is also a musician and their go-to guy for instrumental repairs (and my go-to guy for mutual musing, fretting, venting and sharing of eclectic music from Skip James to Iggy Pop and everything in between). Small world.

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After the performance we strolled under the moonlight back to our lodgings, wading along the shore of Okanagan Lake, humming Lee’s tunes and feeling the warm (in comparison to the North Thompson) waves roll in. What a lovely time. We were pleased Penticton has retained its small town feel. Come morn we hit the road, looping back to The ‘Loops through Kelowna, Lake Country and Vernon. My favourite stop along the way being Quails’ Gate, where the knowledgable sommelier offered expert advice along with sips of their quality product. Wine tasting is a multi-sensory spiritual experience. First, one must examine the colour of the wine and smell the aroma, then let the rollercoaster ride of fruity flavours morph and blossom on one’s palate. Nirvana. Our last hurrah involved a mini-feast of a locally sourced charcuterie board with sour dough breads on the terrace at Grey Monk Winery. Intoxicating wine, satisfying nibblies and inspiring song are all food for the soul — but the natural environment of the Okanagan’s rolling hills and lush vineyards, scenic cliffs and deep blue waters are also rejuvenating. The weekend was a blast and it felt great to support hard working Canadian musicians, small local venues and accommodations. The sunny Okanagan makes for an easily accessible getaway ripe with wine and song. (My next tipsy trippy tale might just occur on our very own Kamloops wine trail.)


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KSO opens 2019-2020 Season with Romantic Elements

Jean Ethridge

Timothy Chooi

The Kamloops Symphony’s first concert of the 2019-2020 season is Romantic Elements, taking place on Saturday, September 28 at 7:30 p.m. Due to the ongoing repairs in Sagebrush Theatre, this performance will be taking place in the Oasis Church, located at 1205 Rogers Way. Romantic Elements will take the listener on a musical journey through the Four Elements (earth, water, air, and fire), in a piece by Salmon Arm composer Jean Ethridge, then moves to the bursting energy of Mendelssohn’s

Symphony No. 1, and concludes with the lyrical beauty of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. A musically gifted composer, Jean Ethridge has written many fine works, ranging from well-crafted miniatures, to a full-length opera. Her main mentor was Dr. Jean Coulthard at UBC. Later, she studied briefly with Murray Adaskin, Violet Archer, and Oskar Morawetz. Canada Council Grants allowed her to study for a year at the Royal College of Music, London, England. In 2002, Jean Ethridge was Composer in Residence at Studea

Musica in Quebec. The senior Dalcroze Eurhythmics class choreographed Water from the Elements, which was described as “breathtaking.” Originally composed for piano duo, the KSO has commissioned Ethridge to orchestrate four of the Elements for this concert. Joining the KSO to perform Tchaikovsky’s concerto is Canadian violinist Timothy Chooi, who has been described as “the miracle.” Chooi

has won numerous awards for his playing, including the Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition in Hannover, Germany, and the Schadt Violin Competition in the U.S. Along with winning top international prizes, he has contributed his violin performances in global peace events such as the Asian Heritage Day Gala in collaboration with the Government of Canada. With his older brother, Nikki-also a

violinist- he has founded the ensemble ‘The Chooi Brothers’ which has been performing for over five years with a special dedication of bringing performances across remote regions of the world where classical music is still rare. Most recently, they have completed a project of performing ten concerts in isolated communities across Western Canada. Chooi is currently pursuing his Masters of Music at the Juilliard

School. Tickets are $45, $42 Seniors, $10 Youth (under 19), $15 KSOundcheck members (age 19-34), and can be purchased from Kamloops Live! Box Office at 250-374-5483 or www.kamloopslive. ca starting Tuesday, September 3. Season tickets for the KSO’s 2019-2020 season will be available for purchase until Wednesday, September 25.

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Parkinson Superwalk Saturday, September 7, Riverside Park, Rotary Bandshell, 10 a.m. for registration. A disease affecting 13,000 people in B.C. it is the 2nd most common neurodegenerative illnessafter Alzheimer’s. Money raised goes towards education, community outreach, scientific research, advocacy and public awareness. Everyone welcome! Please come and support the 5km Multiple Myeloma Cancer Fundraiser walk at Pioneer Park, in Kamloops on September 8, 2019. Registration starts at 9am, walk at 10am. For more information visit www. myelomamarch.ca to register or donate, or contact Bob Trudeau at 250-376-3292. The Can Ital Ladies will be hosting a 55th Anniversary Celebration and Tea on Sept 15th from 1pm to 3pm at the Columbo Lodge ( 814 Lorne Street ). There will be entertainment and tickets are $20.00. For tickets please call Arlene 250-319-2056 or Fran 250-376-7794. Let’s Dance! Kamloops Social Club is holding a dance with live music on Saturday, September 21 at the Brock Activity Centre at 1800 Tranquille Road. Music by Bob King–a nice variety of country & Rock ‘n Roll that you can dance many styles to, from country-2-step to waltzes, cha cha, jive and more. Doors open 6:45 pm. Music from 7:30 to 11:30 pm. $10 at the door. The 2019 Kamloops Kidney Walk - Sunday, Sept. 22 at McDonald Park. Register at 10 a.m.; walk at 11 a.m.

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Kamloops Hospice Association operates the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home, providing end of life care in a beautiful 12-bed home overlooking Peterson Creek Park. With the addition of our Cooper Community Resource Centre we are offering workshops and programs in our comfortable state of the art training spaces. Whether attending a workshop or visiting at the Hospice Home you will be surrounded by stunning gardens and year round breathtaking views. PROGRAMS IN THE COMMUNITY “At Your Own Pace” Bereavement Walking Group: For adults who have experienced the death of a loved one. Drop in – no registration required. September 4 – October 30 (Wednesdays). 9:30 am – 10:30 am. Pioneer Park – look for Hospice Volunteers! Celebrate a Life: Annual Fundraising tradition including a large craft fair, raffle tickets and a Memory Tree. Hang a memory card on our tree and take a moment to remember your loved one. Daily, November 30 – December 22nd. North Hills Mall, open Mall Hours. Community Visiting Program: Trained volunteers available to visit palliative clients in the community including home, hospital, care facilities. Offer companionship without intrusion. Support for family and caregivers. Visits can be customized to the family’s schedule and needs WORKSHOPS/PROGRAMS AT KAMLOOPS HOSPICE COOPER COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTRE Caregiver Workshops: For people who are caring for a loved one with a life-limiting illness. Tips and techniques to support a loved one. Registration required. Mondays at 3:00 pm for 90 minutes Relaxation Workshops: For people living with a life-limiting illness. Participants are welcome to bring a companion. Explore mindfulness practices in supportive positions to experience deep relaxation. Registration required. Tuesdays at 10:30 am for 60 minutes “Good Mourning” Coffee Club: For men who have experienced the death of their spouse/partner. A comfortable setting in which to explore your grief. Registration required. November 6 – December 11 (Wednesdays). 9:00 am – 10:30 am “Navigating the Holidays in Grief” Crafting Workshops: Open to grieving adults and/ or families who have experienced the death of a loved one. Tips for grieving leading up to the holidays such as Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas. Workshops are offered to honour the loss of a loved one while easing suffering. Open to all crafting abilities.. Registration required Casual Comfort Day Program: Offered to adults living in the community with a life threatening illness. Opportunity for socialization in a safe comfortable atmosphere. Meets every other Wednesday 10:30 -1:30. Lunch provided. Advance Care Planning: Designed to support adults in sharing their beliefs, values and wishes for health care decisions. Learn strategies to talk to family, friends and health care providers. Identify who could speak for you, ensuring they know what living and dying well means to you. Planning is a gift to your loved ones. Registration Required. September 24 and November 5. 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm For registration in any of our complimentary workshops/programs or questions please call Hospice Reception at 250-372-1336. Visit our website and follow us on Facebook to stay up to date with What’s New at Hospice! www. kamloopshospice.com.

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KALS CLASS SCHEDULE FALL 2019 See the full class description at kals.ca. Nordic Pole Walking Mon., Sept 9. $10. 1 session. Logan Lake Wetland Restoration Sat., Sept. 14. FREE, 1 session. Adventures with Kamloops Tourism Mondays starting Sept. 16. $10. 2 sessions. Greenstone Mountain Fire - 20 Years Later Mon., Sept. 16. $15. 1 session.

Art and Conversation: Ionic Bonds Tuesdays starting Sept. 17. FREE. 3 sessions. Promoting Wellness Through Falls Prevention Thursdays starting Sept. 19. $20. 11 sessions. News & Views Fri., Sept. 20. $50. 1 session. Blackwell Dairy Tour Tues., Sept. 24. FREE. 1 session. Pine Needle Basketry Tues., Sept. 24. $10. 1 session.

Sock Knitting by Machine and Hand Felting Tuesdays starting Sept. 24. $10. 4 sessions. Come to the Concert Wed., Sept. 25. $25. 1 session. How the Boomers Failed Thurs., Sept. 26, $10. 1 session. “The Upside to Hunger”- A True Tale Fri., Sept. 27. $10. 1 session.

The Writing Process Fri., Sept. 27. $10. 1 session. Freedom from Fear, Freedom from Want Tuesdays starting Oct. 1. $10. 2 sessions. Migratory Birds: Just passing through Tues., Oct. 1. $15. 1 session. All Saints Ukrainian Church Tour Fri., Oct. 4. FREE. 1 session. The Beautiful Bach Mon., Oct. 7. $10. 1 session. Sport in Literature Mon., Oct. 7. $10. 1 session. Recycling - Ins, Outs and Whys Saturdays starting Tues., Oct. 8. $10. 4 sessions. Celebrating the Circle of Life. Wed., Oct. 9. $25. 1 session.

AFFORDABLE SENIORS LIVING IN CHASE BC

Fantastic Fungi: Wild Mushrooms in the Kamloops Area Thurs., Oct. 10. $10. 1 session.

Mindful Restorative (social) Justice Tuesdays starting Oct. 15. $10. 3 sessions. Public Policy- Why do we complain? Tues., Oct. 15. $20. 1 session.

From a Buddhist Perspective Fridays starting Nov. 1. $25. 5 sessions. Discovering Meaning: Midlife and Beyond Mon., Nov. 4. $35 1 session.

Kamloops’ Role in B.C. History Wed., Oct 16. $10. 1 session.

Plastics and Polymers Wed., Nov. 6. $10. 1 session.

Wonders of Iceland Thurs., Oct. 17. $10. 1 session. Benjamin Baltzly and the Geological Survey of B.C. Thurs., October 17. $10. 1 session. Kamloops Backcountry Hiking Sat., Oct. 26. FREE. 1 session. Insects and Climate Health Mon., Oct. 28. $10. 1 session.

Kamloops Film Society: theatre, films, people Thurs., Nov. 14. $10. 1 session. Developing World Connections Mon., Nov. 18. $10. 1 session. Transition Kamloops Tues., Nov. 19. FREE. 1 session. Ephemera Wed., Nov. 20. $10. 1 session. Fire: The Hot Topic Wed., Nov. 27. $10. 1 session.

Water- too little; too much Wed., Oct. 30. $10. 1 session.

Art and Conversation “Hexsa’am: To Be Here Always” Tues., Dec. 10. FREE. 1 session.

Ayurvedic Approach to Health Concerns Wed., Oct. 30. $10. 4 sessions.

Our seniors residence in the beautiful, lakeside community of Chase is just steps away from shopping and services including a medical clinic, drugstore, grocery, banks and the library. The conveniences of a larger centre are right here in the neighbourhood. Private suites, all meals, weekly housekeeping, 24/7 security and a social calendar are all included in your monthly fee. Parkside Community also offers licensed assisted living services for those requiring personal care services. Whether upon move in or at a later date, access to various levels of support in accordance to your needs means just one move.

KALS fall and winter terms each offer 40 free or lowcost courses as varied as your interests. From Beautiful Bach to Sport in Literature… from News and Views to Art and Conversation & so much more!

Ease of living, it’s all here at Parkside Community!

SUITES AVAILABLE NOW ALL INCLUSIVE STARTING FROM $1975 PER MONTH Call for your tour today! Phone: 250-320-0400 Toll free: 1-866-930-3572 743 Okanagan Ave, Chase email: live@parksidecommunity.ca website: www.parksidecommunity.ca

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BERWICK ON THE PARK

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870 Westminster Ave, Kamloops, BC V2B 1N9

pamela@ocservices.ca $1,495+ (studios) $2,200+ (1-bdrm) Rates based on income 60 Studio Suites & 6 1-bdrm Suites *Three Meals Daily

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1220 Hugh Allan Drive, Kamloops, BC V1S 2B3

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3300 Valleyview Drive, Kamloops, BC V2C 4S2

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The Connector’s Senior Living Choices directory gives readers a look at seniors’ residences providing extended, assisted and/or supportive living features in the city of Kamloops and surrounding communities. Each residence was contacted via email and/or phone and asked to fill out a onepage questionnaire. Any facilities missing from our list were either unable to respond to our questionnaire or were not considered to be providers of extended, assisted or supportive living situations to the best of our knowledge. Aside from our list, there are many housing options for those seeking independent, mature adult communities and are not necessarily requiring care options.

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Ken and Marge Hoshowski

by Dick Parkes, Vintage Car Club of Canada, Kamloops Chapter If we are lucky enough to arrive at our senior years, we will have made contact with hundreds of people during our lifetimes and it is interesting to look back and remember our interactions with some of them. Our interactions with this month’s subjects, Ken Hoshowski and his family, go back a long way. In the fifties, Ken and my sister, Miriam, were in the same class at Kam High, graduated together and were both in the woodwind section of the Kam High band. Three years later, I was in the same section of the band, sitting beside Ken’s sister, Darlene. My first job with the City of Kamloops was working for Ken’s dad, who was in charge of the parking meter department. And now, here we are 50-plus years later, with Ken and I both heavily involved with the Vintage Car Club and both in the woodwind section of the Rube Band with Ken’s son, Bruce, sitting beside me playing the alto sax. That’s a lot of coincidences, but, we are here to talk about vintage vehicles and their owners.

Ken was born in Vernon in 1941 and spent his early childhood there until moving to Kamloops in 1954 when his father took a position with the CNR. His first jobs were a paper route and then working as a box boy at the new Super Valu store at 4th Avenue and St. Paul Street. Upon his graduation from Kam High in 1959 he became a full-time employee of Super Valu and was promoted to assistant manager or the North Kamloops store in 1960. In 1962, at the ripe old age of 21, Ken was promoted to manage the Kitimat Super Valu, the youngest manager in the system. From there he went on to manage the Powell River store for six years, then to Vancouver for a year and then back to Kamloops in 1970 where he opened the new Super Valu store in the Thompson Park Mall. In 1975, the family made the move to own and operate the Super Valu store in Salmon Arm and stayed there until his retirement 19 years later. Marge was born in Enderby, graduated from high school in

1957 and went on to work in Vernon in the accounting department of Kelly Douglas, a grocery wholesaler. She was transferred to the Kamloops location and Ken first set eyes on her when he used to drop off his orders at the Kelly Douglas office. A friend asked if he would like to be introduced to her, the answer being a definite “Yes,” things unfolded as they should, and they were married in 1962 in Kamloops. After their transfer to Kitimat they began their family of three boys and Marge was a stay-at-home mom until going back to help with everything from meat wrapping to accounting at their Salmon Arm store. When it became time for Ken to purchase his first car, he had his heart set on a 1935 Plymouth coupe, but his dad talked him out of it and instead

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Left, Ken and Marge Hoshowski stand in their driveway before two of their restored vehicles shown below. Above, Ken’s 1961 Chevrolet Impala Convertible and 1968 MGB roadster, which was his first vintage car when he joined the Club back in 1997. he bought a brand-new 1960 Volkswagen Beetle from Skychief Motors in Kamloops for the sum of $1985. The Beetle served him well for a year or so until it was hit in the front end and never steered properly after that. Ken must have been better off than most of us when he was younger for he always had a new car and the VW was traded off on a

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and one of Ken’s other interests is flying. In 1970 he obtained his pilots licence and enjoyed flying several different light planes until the late 80s when he decided to try building his own plane. After making the order for an RV-6, the plans arrived and when they were rolled out on the bench he wondered what See "RV-6" page 31

Back to School

Be on the lookout for school zone signals and ALWAYS obey the speed limits.

Learn to Curl!

Enjoy a happy and healthy season of curling!

Grandparents Day

Wishing all of our area’s grandmothers and grandfathers a very happy Grandparents Day!

Kamloops Children’s Arts Festival

A fun-filled, creative day of artistic, musical and theatrical activities and performances in Riverside Park for children ages 2 to 12. The entire day is FREE for children and their families.

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Dirty Feet Trail Run

Trail Run In Kenna Cartwright Park – 5Km, 10Km & 21Km!

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BC cideries and craft breweries will be on hand to deliver an authentic, up-close and unique tasting experience.

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1926 Star as purchased above, and below, the 1926 Star and 1961 Pontiac Bonneville in Ken and Marge’s driveway fully restored.

1961 Pontiac Parisienne 2-door hardtop (known as a bubble top). In 1965 the Pontiac was traded in on a new Beaumont SS hardtop and a year later it was replaced with a 1966 Ford Country Sedan (station wagon) which was their family vehicle for many years. As with most of our vintage car lovers, they also have other passions

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““Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.” ~ Stanley Horowitz

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Fall fair time at the seniors’ community centre Submitted by Penny Ouchi FALL FAIR - Sept. 14 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Come on down to our Centre at 540 Seymour Street and join in the festivities for lots of fun, games, crafts, food and exhibits. We encourage everyone to enter into our exhibits from baking, sewing, painting, veggies, flowers and all the usual Fall Fair entries. Entry forms are available at the front desk. Granny’s kitchen will be in full swing offering pie and ice cream and baking available for purchase. Draws, silent auction and entertainment will be offered throughout the day. Come listen to Margit & Skye Project from 11 - noon playing many memorable tunes. Yummy hamburgers, hot dogs and bannock will be available. It is summing up to be an amazing day and what better way to spend a beautiful fall day than at Seniors’ Community Centre @ Desert Gardens home to the Annual Fall Fair Carnival. With September our programs start back into full swing. We hope you will drop down and see everything we have to offer from card games, table tennis, square dancing, mahjong, scrabble, chair yoga, chair fitness and the list goes on. If not able to pop in, feel free to give us a call and get an update - 250-372-5110. We are always

interested in starting new programs. If you have any ideas please let us know. Square Dancing will be starting dancing/lessons on Thursday evenings from 7 - 9 p.m., September 12th, through to the end of April 2020. Everyone is welcome to come and join in. September 12 & 19th will be free introductory classes with dancing and dessert. No experience needed and no fancy footwork. All the groups welcome new players and/or participants. For your information, if you do not know how to play any of these games - they are more than willing to welcome you and teach the fundamentals. Let’s get together and meet new friends and socialize. Our Two Toonie Tea continues each Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. Come down and enjoy a sweet and tea/coffee. We would love to see you. Our Oasis Café is open to everyone daily from Monday to Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for breakfast and/or lunch. On Tuesday and Thursday nights at 5:30 p.m. we are open for dinner. A full course meal with coffee/ tea and dessert included - all for $12 (except special dinners - $15). Please call to make your dinner reservation at 250-372-5110 (preferably the day before).

Since summer is waning, the Seniors’ Community Centre will be open once again from Monday to Friday inclusive. Summer has been an exciting time at the Centre with a very successful Strawberry Tea hosted by Vista Community Services and their engaging young grandchildren - Aura, Kaia, Grace, Tyanne and Bronwyn to be the best servers ever. Following this during July and August, Vista tried their hand at hatching some eggs, encouraging folks to guess which egg would hatch first. Lucky #3 - Princess Leah arrived on July 29th. Many hours were spent watching these eggs in the incubator especially once they began pecking their way out into the world. Many thanks to Amanda and Kathy for making this wonderful experience all possible. With these activities Vista made a very special monetary donation to the Centre. And for this we thank you. Groups have started booking their Christmas Luncheons and Dinners. Don’t forget to book your Christmas party early so as not to be disappointed. Wishing all the Grandparents a happy Grandparents day on September 8th. See you at the fall fair on Sept. 14.

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Seniors’ Community Centre at Desert Gardens

SEPTEMBER 2019 Calendar of Events SUNDAY

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EVERY SUNDAY 1 The Gospel Message 3pm (starting Sept.8)

Labour Day 2 EVERY MONDAY Coffee Club 10 am Chair Yoga 11 am Table Tennis 1 pm Weightwatchers 5:30 pm

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Home Support Services

• House Cleaning

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540 Seymour Street, Kamloops V2C 2G9 Phone: 250-372-5110 • Fax: 250-372-3429 Email: desertgardens@hotmail.com Website: www.desertgardens.ca

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JUST FOR FUN MUSIC 12:45 PM

Oasis Cafe: Open Mon-Fri: 8:30 am until 1 pm Dinner Tue/Thu 5:30 pm

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Hello September!

Summer Staycation WINNERS

Submitted by Cathryn Oginski Happy Labour Day Weekend everyone! The North Shore Community Centre will be closed on Monday, September 2. We hope that everyone has a fun and safe long weekend. Please remember that school zones start up on September 3 and the North Shore Community Centre is within the school zone for the Kamloops Christian School. Please slow down and watch for children on the roads. The summer has remained quiet here at the North Shore Community Centre, and we have enjoyed the smoke-free skies and the shining sun but fall is just around the corner and the the North Shore Community Centre welcomes back the classes that take the summer off. Starting up in September, we have classes returning such as Dance with Me, Meditation Circle and Woodcarvers. Regular classes such as Zumba, Yoga, Carpet Bowling, Cribbage and Fitness Fun for Seniors are also on the calendar. If you have any questions regarding classes, call the office at 250-376-4777 and we will point you towards the right contact person. The Kamloops Adult Learners Society classes are also starting up in September. There are no exams, no deadlines and no pressure, which makes these classes fun. The wide variety of subjects

available makes it possible for everyone to find a course topic that resonates with their interests. People interested can stop by the website at www.kals.ca. For any questions regarding registration, people can call the kals office at 250-3761525. The North Shore Community Centre has paired up with the Cotton Pickers Quilting Guild for our 2nd annual quilt raffle. The prizes you can win include a 60 x 70 quilt valued at $500, a lovely table runner for your dining room table valued at $100 and table placemats valued at $75. All handmade by the lovely members of the Cotton Pickers Quilting guild. Tickets cost $2 and will be available starting Sept 3. The proceeds of the raffle will be split between the Quilting Guild and the North Shore Community Centre. Come on out and help support the Centre. Buy a ticket or three! Looking ahead, The North Shore Community Centre will be holding our Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov 2. We are currently taking applications for table spaces. If you or anyone you know has a home crafting business and wishes to participate, please call the office at 250-376-4777 for more information. Until next month, I bid you all adieu.

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Ph: 250-376-4777 • Fx: 250-376-4792 E-mail: info@nsccs.ca 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday

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Diabetic Clinic 8:30 am Cribbage 1 pm Duplicate Bridge 7 pm

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Warren’s Yoga 9 am Hair by Loreen 9 am Chair Yoga 10:30 am Fitness Fun for Seniors 10:30 am

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Comfort Inn & Suites Classic rooms feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus desks and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms have mini-fridges and microwaves, and some offer pull-out sofas. Suites add separate living rooms, and some have whirlpool tubs. Free hot breakfast buffet, plus a seasonal outdoor pool, an indoor pool a whirlpool tub, and an exercise room. 1810 Rogers Place | 250.372.0987 comfortinnkamloops.com

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Brock Shopping Centre

Weightwatchers 8 am

Loyal Order of Moose • Women of the Moose • Moose Legion

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Open everyday 11 am Meat Draws Friday at 7 pm & Saturdays at 2-4 pm

NEW MEMBERS ALWAYS WELCOME! mooselodge1552@shaw.ca

Moose Convention 8am - 9pm

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• Apartment living for seniors • Beautiful gardens • Walking distance to North Shore shopping • One block from McArthur Island • Within the same for more information or complex as the to book an appointment North Shore Community Centre #307-730 Cottonwood Ave. & the Moose Lodge Kamloops, BC V2B 8M6 • Suites for purchase (life-lease) info@nsccs.ca • SAFER (wait list) www.cottonwoodmanor.ca

Call 250-376-4777

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Seniors Info Centre

25 700 Tranquille Rd

Craft Sale: Kamloops Home Markets Fall Show 8 am - 4 pm

27 Warren’s Yoga 9 am KALS: The Upside of Hunger 10 am KTRTA Lunch 10 am Chair Yoga 10:30 am Fitness Fun for Seniors 10:30 am

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Weightwatchers14 8 am

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We are the perfect blend of value and convenient location located only 12 minutes from the Kamloops Airport and offer a free shuttle. Take advantage of our free parking and our electric car charging stations. We also feature a heated indoor pool, a whirlpool and 24-hour Fitness Centre. Meeting space is available to host the perfect event. Grab a bite at WhiteSpot Restaurant & Lounge, where children 12 and under eat free.

730 Cottonwood Avenue • 250-376-8022

Warren’s Yoga 9 am Chair Yoga 10:30 am Carpet Bowling 12:45 pm Surg-Med Repairs 1 pm Zumba 6:15 pm

250.377.8225

Holiday Inn & Suites Kamloops

Unwind and recharge in a comfortable guest room with a fresh bed and free Wi-Fi access. Upgrade to a spacious suite with a separate living area, and make yourself at home with a microwave and refrigerator. Wake up with a Hampton’s free hot breakfast, or grab breakfast to go from Monday through Friday. Sip on complimentary tea and coffee in the cozy hotel lobby and stay in touch with free Wi-Fi in public areas. Catch up with work in the 24-hour business center, or reenergize with a workout in the fitness center. Plunge into the indoor pool or splash around on the waterslide.

Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #1552

Weightwatchers 8 am

16 17 Forever Footcare 8:3018 19 Moose Convention20 am Diabetic Clinic 8:30 am Warren’s Yoga 9 am Fitness Fun Warren’s Yoga 9 am 8am - 9pm Cribbage 1 pm for Seniors 1:15 pm Chair Yoga 10:30 am Chair Yoga 10:30 am Hair by Loreen 9 am Ukulele 1:30 pm NAFR Luncheon 11am Carpet Bowling 12:45 pm Dance with Me 6:30 pm BCGREA Lunch 11 am Zumba 6:15 pm Jan’s Dancing Class 6 pm Carpet Bowling 12:45 pm Duplicate Bridge 7 pm KALS News and Views 1:30 pm Weightwatchers 5 pm Zumba 6:15 pm 23

Hampton Inn by Hilton Kamloops

Recharge in contemporary rooms and suites with free high-speed Wi-Fi and plush beds to keep you connected and comfortable. Accommodations also boast ergonomic workstations so you can stay productive with your business tasks. In the morning, fill up on your favourite foods at our complimentary hot breakfast buffet, served daily. Get in a workout in our 24-hour fitness center, or swim a few laps in our indoor pool.

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Time for Zone 8 to dazzle at the 55+ B.C. Games Submitted by Linda Haas Soon participants will find out how well their training has paid off, and supporters will cheer them on regardless of their placing. Enjoyment and socialization are a big part of the 55+ B.C. Games for everyone! Starting with accreditation in Kelowna Tuesday or Wednesday, depending whether an activity starts on Wednesday or Thursday, participants and supporters obtain all their official credentials, schedules for the Games, as well as some financial reimbursement. Brimming with enthusiasm, some start competition Wednesday, ahead of the Opening Ceremony at 7 p.m. There, the public can also enjoy the competitors’ march-in, the official welcomes, cultural events and other entertainment, and share the rising excitement of things to come. All Zone 8 participants are encouraged to show their pride as they stand out in their red/gold zone colours; marshalling takes place 6-7 p.m. at Prospero Place. By Thursday, all events have started. The Thursday Live and Local

Event will be enjoyed 6-9 p.m. at the Rotary Centre for the Arts. That night also features the AGM, involving the provincial B.C. Seniors Games Society Board of Directors and 6 delegates from each of the 12 zones, including the Director who represents the zone on the Board. This important meeting allows input from all parts of the province and democratic decisionmaking, including election of provincial officers. Friday brings ongoing competition, with a wrap-up of some sports. That night, participants and supporters can enjoy the 55+ Street Party at the Rotary Centre for the Arts-Common. If you are interested in helping Zone 8, we’re looking for nominations for Zone 8 Treasurer, Secretary, and VicePresident, elections at our October AGM. Please contact Peter Hughes, 778-471-1805 or

zone8pres.peterhughes@ shaw.ca Looking back for a moment, we’d like to thank B.C. Recreation and Parks Association who partnered with the City of Kamloops to host a July 31st multi-sport event that provided anyone 55+ an opportunity to try a sport in the community at no charge to the participant. We thank all the volunteers in the registration process, at each venue, and at the Social following the event. A good and informative time was had by all. The next meeting is Sept. 19 at the Chief Louis Centre, Tk’emlups Indian Band, Shuswap Road, 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome to attend and find out just how much fun the 55+ folk of Zone 8 had at the 55+ B.C. Games. Tickets will also be available for our fund-raising lunch after the Zone 8 AGM on Oct. 17 at the Lotus Inn Restaurant: more fun and an excellent buffet! In the meantime, enjoy the remainder of summer; keep active and stay safe and healthy!

Revelstoke Seniors SUNDAY

Genealogy 1pm

Are you concerned about: • Strangers coming to your home • Length of time to sell your unit • The right price to ask Don’t • Legalities of selling want to consign? • Wasting your free time We’ll • Clean-up & detail costs buy your • Etc., etc., etc. unit!

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Genealogy 1pm

250-374-4949

Toll Free: 1-800-555-8373

2449 Trans Canada Hwy. E., Kamloops, BC V2C 4A9 www.SouthThompsonRV.com

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

Genealogy 1pm

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Drop-in 7 pm

Carpet 10 Bowling 9 am

Carpet 12 11 13 Bowling 9 am Billiards 9 am Coffee Drop-in Senior Exercise Senior Exercise Crib 1 pm 9:30 am 10 am 10 am Ballroom Dance Ballroom Dance

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18 20 Carpet 19 Bowling 9 am Billiards 9 am Coffee Drop-in Senior Exercise Senior Exercise Crib 1 pm 9:30 am 10 am 10 am Ballroom Dance Ballroom Dance

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Drop-in 7 pm

Genealogy 1pm

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Kamloops, B.C. V2B 3L9 info@csikamloops.ca • 778-470-6000

Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 am - 4 pm

TUESDAY

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Closed

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Chair Fitness 10 am Lunch 11:30 am - 1 pm Rentals until 4 pm BINGO 6 pm Euchre 1:15 pm

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Chair Fitness 10 am Rentals until 4 pm Lunch 11:30 am - 1 pm BINGO 6 pm Euchre 1:15 pm

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23 Chair Fitness 10 am Lunch 11:30 am - 1 pm Euchre 1:15 pm

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24 Discovery Tours 10 am - 1 pm BINGO 6 pm

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Lunch 11:30 am - 1 pm Cribbage 1 pm

Lounge Open 12 pm - 7 pm

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Lunch 11:30 am - 1 pm Cribbage 1 pm Ursa Major Gold

Meat Draw 2:30 pm General Mtg Noon

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Lounge Open 12 pm - 7 pm

Darts Tournament

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9 Lounge Open 2 pm - 7 pm

16 Lounge Open 2 pm - 7 pm

23 Lounge Open 2 pm - 7 pm

30 Lounge Open 2 pm - 10 pm

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Stitchers Club 9 am Bridge 1 pm Canasta 1 pm Ursa Major Gold

25 Lunch 11:30 am - 1 pm Cribbage 1 pm

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Lounge Open 2 pm - 7 pm

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Meat Draw 2:30 pm

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Meat Draw 2:30 pm

Lounge Open 12 pm - 7 pm

MONDAY

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Stitchers Club 9 am Bridge 1 pm Canasta 1 pm

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Lunch 11:30 - 1 Canasta 1 pm

Lunch 11:30 - 1 Canasta 1 pm

26 Stitchers Club 9 am Bridge 1 pm Canasta 1 pm

SEPTEMBER 2019 Calendar of Events Labour Day

SATURDAY 6

Info Session ‘Updating your Will’ Stitchers Club 9 am Potluck Lunch 12 pm 9:30-11:30 am Bridge 1 pm Canasta 1 pm Lunch 11:30 am - 1 pm Canasta 1 pm Cribbage 1 pm

Royal Canadian Legion Br. #52 1

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28 Old Time Fiddlers Dance 7:30 - 10 pm

Lunch 11:30 - 1 Canasta 1 pm

ASK US ABOUT OUR “TAKE AND BAKE” MEALS!

Sunday Night Dance Chair Fitness 10 am 7:30 - 11 pm Lunch 11:30 am - 1 pm $10 at the door Euchre 1:15 pm

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9A - 1800 Tranquille Road

SEPTEMBER 2019 Calendar of Events Labour Day

Carpet 26 Bowling 9 am

Visit our website: revelstokeseniors.ca

Brock Activity Centre 1

Drop-in 7 pm

Drop-in 7 pm

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SUNDAY

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Billiards 9 am Coffee Drop-in Senior Exercise Senior Exercise Crib 1 pm 9:30 am 10 am 10 am Ballroom Dance Ballroom Dance

Bingo 1 pm Bridge 7 pm

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Carpet 5 4 6 Carpet Bowling 9 am Bowling 9 am Billiards 9 am Coffee Drop-in Senior Exercise Senior Exercise Crib 1 pm 9:30 am 10 am 10 am Ballroom Dance Ballroom Dance

Drop-in 7 pm

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Drop-in 7 pm

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Bingo 1 pm Bridge 7 pm

Meat Draw 2:30 pm

“On the Auto Mile”

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Closed

Lounge Open 12 pm - 7 pm

We’ll eliminate all the problems for you!

TUESDAY

Labour Day

Drop-in 7 pm

TRAILERS • COACHES • CAMPERS • 5TH WHEELS • MOTOR HOMES

Remember, we will also trade UP or DOWN to get you the unit you want!

MONDAY

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CONSIGNMENTS WELCOME Save the difficulty & inconvenience of trying to sell your RV by yourself!

Phone: 250-837-9456 www.revelstokeseniors.ca

SEPTEMBER 2019 Calendar of Events -

10 Lounge Open 2 pm - 7 pm

17 Lounge Open 2 pm - 7 pm

24 Lounge Open 2 pm - 7 pm

WEDNESDAY

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Lounge Open 2 pm - 7 pm

11 Lounge Open 2 pm - 7 pm

18 Lounge Open 2 pm - 7 pm

25 Lounge Open 2 pm - 7 pm

Office Hours: 2 pm to - 4 pm Monday - Friday

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Lounge Open 2 pm - 11 pm Crib & Darts

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Lounge Open 2 pm - 11 pm Crib & Darts Exec Mtg

19 Lounge Open 2 pm - 11 pm Crib & Darts

26 Lounge Open 2 pm - 11 pm Crib & Darts

425 Lansdowne St.

Kamloops, B.C. V2C 1Y2

Office: 250-374-1742

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Lounge Open 2 pm - 7 pm Crib 2 pm Everyone welcome to play

13 Lounge Open 2 pm - 7 pm Crib 2 pm

20 Lounge Open 2 pm - 7 pm Crib 2 pm

27 Lounge Open 2 pm - 7 pm Crib 2 pm

SATURDAY Lounge Open 12 pm - 7 pm

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Meat Draw 2:30 pm

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Lounge Open 12 pm - 7 pm Meat Draw 2:30 pm

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Lounge Open 12 pm - 7 pm

Darts Tournament

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Lounge Open 12 pm - 7 pm Meat Draw 2:30 pm

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End of summer RV wrap up Submitted by Gary Miller, Retired Service Advisor, River City Nissan

Shuswap Lake Senior Citizens Society

31 Hudson Ave. NE, Box 1552 Salmon Arm, V1E 4M6 P: 250-832-3015 E: drop31@telus.net

SEPTEMBER 2019 Calendar of Events SUNDAY

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MONDAY

Labour Day

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Spiritualist Church Mt. Ida Painters 10:30 am - 1 pm 9 am - 2 pm

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Mt. Ida Painters9 9 am - 2 pm

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Painting Group 9 am - 2 pm

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Painting Group 9 am - 2 pm

Spiritualist Church Workshop: 10:30 am - 1 pm Cascading Falls by Spiritualist Church Adam Meikel 7 pm - 9 pm 10am - 12pm

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Spiritualist Church Mt. Ida Painters 10:30 am - 1 pm 9 am - 2 pm Spiritualist Church 7 pm - 9 pm

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Spiritualist Church Mt. Ida Painters 10:30 am - 1 pm 9 am - 2 pm Spiritualist Church 7 pm - 9 pm

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By referral only

Carving 9 am - 12 noon

4 Elder Services 10am - 12pm 12:30 - 2:30pm Zen Meditation 7 pm - 9 pm

11 Elder Services By referral only

10am - 12pm 12:30 - 2:30pm Zen Meditation 7 pm - 9 pm

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Elder Services By referral only

10am - 12pm 12:30 - 2:30pm Zen Meditation 7 pm - 9 pm

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Elder Services By referral only

10am - 12pm 12:30 - 2:30pm Zen Meditation 7 pm - 9 pm

DROP-IN POOL & CARDS

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Bingo 4 pm Doors Open 6 pm Walk Ins

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Mon • Tue • Thur • Fri 10 am - 2 pm

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Closed

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Carving 9 am - 12 noon Bingo 4 pm Doors Open 6 pm Walk Ins

Caregiver Support Lunch w/Friends Group 10 am

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Foot Care (by appt. only)

Caregiver Support Group 10 am Lunch w/Friends

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320A Second Ave. NE

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THURSDAY

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Foot Care (by appt. only)

10 Monday 9 Foot Care Morning Market (by appt. only)

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Phone 250-832-7000 Fax 250-833-0550 Office Hours: 9 am - 3 pm

TUESDAY

Labour Day

SATURDAY

Bingo, Olena Bramble ...........................................250-803-9688 Carvers, Olena Bramble ........................................250-803-9688 Elder Services, Lee Ann or Brenda .......................250-833-4136 Hall Rentals, Olena Bramble .................................250-803-9688 Mount Ida Painters, Olena Bramble .....................250-803-9688 Spiritualist Church, Gloria Makey ........................250-832-8058 Tuesday Painting, Ross Chester ..........................250-832-3579 Zen Meditation, Vaught McArthur .........................250-804-3139

SEPTEMBER 2019 Calendar of Events 1

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Carving 12 9 am - 12 noon Director’s Meeting 1 pm - 2:30 pm Bingo 4 pm Doors Open 6 pm Walk Ins

Seniors’ Resource Centre - Salmon Arm SUNDAY

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Foot Care (by appt. only)

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does a wonderful job of that without damaging paint. It has been said, Canadian roads experience two seasons, winter and road repair. If possible polish the outside paint surfaces in preparation for winter, (yes I am retired so I have all the time in the world to do this). Evaluate the condition of all of the tires, inflate to specs and cover to minimize environmental damage while parked for the season. Be sure to close all propane gas systems tank valves. Empty the fridge and freezer, if so equipped, and insert an open box of deodorizing baking soda to remove any lingering odours, leave doors open. Charge and isolate or disconnect any auxiliary batteries. I use a battery minder on the camper and engine batteries. Those who have trailers, check the condition or service the wheel bearings at this time. The RV shops are not as busy now as they might be next spring, when everybody else is doing last minute servicing meanwhile yours is done. This may seem like a lot of work but it is so worth it. Any questions or information requests contact me at bigsix8280@yahoo.ca

cleaning the black water tank is to empty 4-6 bags of ice cubes with a cleaning agent, down the toilet and go for a little drive. The movement of travel will make the cubes scour the inside of the tank and in a very short time they will melt so the rinse can be drained at the sani-dump. Flush out the water system either using compressed air or filling the lines with RV antifreeze. *Do not add to fresh water tank. Be sure to pour some into the sink traps to prevent ice formation. Since the traps are not part of the pressure system they do not get flushed with compressed air when doing the lines. Check all lights and glass surfaces, it’s easier to fix them now then next spring. Clean the interior, especially old bug debris. Remove any road tar which accumulated from driving through new road construction, brake cleans

Repels the Toughest Stains.

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It sure didn’t take long for summer to come and almost go and with the fall coming up it’s time to take care of our vacation vehicles. Many of us in Kamloops own or have used some form of an RV to enjoy those warm sunny days at the lake or in a cross country trek to “Somewhere.” Upon my return from travelling almost 10,000 kilometres, it will be time to give the camper some TLC so I can use it again for next year’s vacation. As an owner of an RV here is the to-do list of items to address: Clean off all the dead bugs from the front of your vehicle including the grill, the radiator and the AC condenser. A tooth brush works well at removing the bug debris with minimum damage. On other surface areas, automotive foam type window cleaner does magic—just give it a couple of minutes to soak in. For the black water tank, for those equipped, there is a nice little wand with a right angled tip that can be purchased that attaches to a garden hose. With the toilet flush mechanism held open, insert the wand and use it to wash out the inside of the tank then drain it at the sanidump. Another method for

No Day Away

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Monday Morning Market

DOORS OPEN MON-FRI 9 AM - 4 PM RAINBOW CAFE 11:30 AM - 1 PM

SEPTEMBER 2019 Calendar of Events SUNDAY

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15 Duplicate Bridge 1 pm Jammers Dance 7 pm

22 Duplicate Bridge 1 pm

29 Duplicate Bridge 1 pm

MONDAY

Labour Day

2

Kitchen Closed Office Closed Table Tennis 8:30 am Keep Fit 10:45 am

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Table Tennis 8 am Keep Fit 10:45 am Crib 1:30 pm Line Dancing 1:30 pm Camera Club 6:30 pm

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Table Tennis 8 am Keep Fit 10:45 am Crib 1:30 pm Line Dancing 1:30 pm Ukulele 6:30 pm

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Table Tennis 8 am Keep Fit 10:45 am Crib 1:30 pm Line Dancing 1:30 pm Camera Club 6:30 pm

TUESDAY

3

Weightwatchers 8:30 am Scrabble 9:30 am Darts 1 pm Line Dancing 1:30 pm

10 Weightwatchers 8:30 am Scrabble 9:30 am Darts 1 pm Line Dancing 1:30 pm

17 Weightwatchers 8:30 am Scrabble 9:30 am Darts 1 pm Line Dancing 1:30 pm

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Weightwatchers 8:30 am Scrabble 9:30 am Darts 1 pm Line Dancing 1:30 pm

WEDNESDAY

4

Table Tennis 8 am Canasta 10 am

11 Table Tennis 8 am Canasta 10 am

18 Table Tennis 8 am Canasta 10 am Ukulele 2 pm Square Dancing 7 pm

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Table Tennis 8 am Canasta 10 am Keep Fit 10:30 am Ukulele 2 pm Square Dancing 7 pm

www.5thAveSeniors.org

THURSDAY Whist 10 am Keep Fit 10:45 am Social Bridge 1 pm Table Tennis 2 pm Crib 7 pm

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Whist 10 am Social Bridge 1 pm Table Tennis 2 pm Crib 7 pm Keep Fit 10:45 am

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Canasta 10 am Cancer Yoga 12 pm Dup. Bridge 1 pm Line Dancing 1:30 pm

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Paint Like No Other

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Whist 10 am Social Bridge 1 pm Table Tennis 2 pm Crib 7 pm Keep Fit 10:45 am

Sing Along 9:45 am Canasta 10 am Cancer Yoga 12 pm Dup. Bridge 1 pm Line Dancing 1:30 pm

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Sing Along 9:45 am Canasta 10 am Cancer Yoga 12 pm Dup. Bridge 1 pm Line Dancing 1:30 pm

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Table Tennis 8 am Keep Fit 10:45 am Crib 1:30 pm Line Dancing 1:30 pm Ukulele 6:30 pm

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Canasta 10 am Cancer Yoga 12 pm Dup. Bridge 1 pm Line Dancing 1:30 pm

Whist 10 am Social Bridge 1 pm Table Tennis 2 pm Crib 7 pm Keep Fit 10:45 am Vintage Car Club 7 pm

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September 2019

A Living Link by Rita Joan Dozlaw

SUDOKU

Lili’s mother died in childbirth, and so Lili’s geologist father and his mother Clara raised her. When Lili was only a toddler, the family of three immigrated, to a mining town in British Columbia Canada, from Hawaii. Clara instilled in Lili a life-long appreciation for the Hawaiian culture by relaying and re-telling stories with historical facts. Her passionate and soft-spoken voice left Lili enthralled at her knowledge and urgency to pass down her island’s customs and traditions and honour their mutual spirituality. Fast forward to Lili’s seventeenth birthday. She’d graduated from high school and her plan was to attend the college in Kamloops. “Come sit with me,” her grandma motioned from her bedside; for she had a few things to share while there was time. Lili would be leaving in the fall, and Clara had taken ill. They both realized Clara’s time on this earth was ebbing and the season of changes would hang ominous clouds over their lives. “I love you, Lili. Oh, and I love your name,” Clara began. “As you’ve always known, I named you after the last reigning queen of Hawaii, Queen Liliuokalani, and I believe instinctively that you have her strengths as well as her poetic and musical heart. You are going to need all these to navigate your educational path. It is time now, before you go, to send you away with the queen’s prayer. It was written long ago by your namesake, and the one who hears it will bring comfort to you throughout your journey.” “I’m listening,” Lili said as she bowed her head. Clara took her hand in hers. “Protect us beneath your wings,” Clara recited solemnly,“ and let peace be our portion now and forever more. Amen.” She then reminded her granddaughter that Queen Liliuokalani was the descendant of a chief and that the influential queen was consoled by music and poetry. She added. “You too will be consoled. Be mindful of your gifts and understand they’ve been divinely passed to you from descendants of our ancient and

sovereign kingdom of Hawaii.” “Grandma, I don’t know about all those past peoples, but I know you, and I want what you have always had, a strong and caring heart for others.” “You honor me, my beautiful child.” The old woman’s words resonated as words to live by, and Lili knew when she left her side that day, she would work hard at her studies and honor her grandma by holding value in her Hawaiian roots. Clara had often pointed out the inner beauty of Lili’s heart as she stroked the girl’s outer beauty—her long auburn hair, with a hairbrush. Even with arthritis, she had always painstakingly plaited Lili’s hair. Sometimes the unusual hairdo made Lili uncomfortable among her peers who had brown or blond hair. Besides, it was not fashionable at all to wear braids. Lili’s long tresses were woven into a thick one which hung down her back. Once, when she was fearful of ridicule, she pulled her fingers through it and released the hair so she wouldn’t be teased. Oddly, she was teased even more; for, undone it tangled and was unruly. With maturity, however, she learned self-worth and self-expression and never again broke up the plait to save face. The fall Lili enrolled at college and was away, her elderly grandma died. Sorrowfully, Lili had not said her goodbyes nor had she recently told her she loved her. When she returned home for the funeral, an old aunt greeted her and asked, “What have you brought as a gift for your departed grandmother?” Lili answered vaguely, “That is between me and her.” No further questions were asked. Secretly, though, it truly did pain her that she actually had no gift of significance for her dear grandma. Customarily, it would be something Lili would give up in memoriam for a lengthy period of time but nothing so precious was hers to give up. She arrived, and let herself in to the chapel, very early. When the black hearse pulled up, no one came out from the rectory to receive it. The driver and strong attendants set the casket up beneath a stained glass window, near the front of the chapel, then left. Behind the closed double doors Lili said prayers and lit a candle for her dear one’s peaceful journey home to heaven.

Feeling assured she was still alone, the bereaved girl drew a sharp pair of scissors from her tote. Clara had often used them to trim Lili’s hair. With one swift motion, she reached behind her neck and pulled her dark braid forward over her chest. As in prayer, she closed her eyes; for, her fingers would tell her exactly where to place the open scissors. Without looking down, she cut through the thick stubborn plait persevering until it was free. Her eyes fogged up at the hurt of seeing the disembodied interwoven hair. Tears streamed down her cheeks while she freed some fine long strands and wound them around and around securing the brush-like ends where she’d severed the twisted braid. Momentarily, she held it close and then leaned respectfully over her loved one and, with reverence, laid the sacrificial hair just under the brightly embroidered traditional

Hawaiian shawl. Lili’s memorial gift rested out of sight near her beloved grandma’s heart. Hushed and broken, Lili calmed herself by beautifully humming, ‘Farewell to Thee,’ the English title for the very famous Hawaiian song ‘Aloha Oe.’ Lili remembered that it was composed by her own namesake. As she hummed the good-bye lament she choked back tears and her voice trembled. With her lovely lips near the little pearl in her grandma’s ear, she whispered, “Here I am grandma. This link of hair from my head shall hear every whispered word from your soul and feel every silent beat of your resting heart. A part of me is close enough to you now for our kindred spirits to be together forever.

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Wise avoidance

My experience and training taught me emotional issues ignored and pushed into the unconscious fester and determine our future experiences and life choices. Mostly I still believe that, but what I have learned is reflecting on my emotional inner landscape often puts me on an unexpected and enlightening path. But it was a Buddhist monk in a chocolate brown habit who first introduced me to the concept of wise avoidance. “It’s not the same as denial” he said. “It results when insight about the source of our emotions results and subsequently helps to decide the right

action would be to avoid a person or situation or delay a solution until we have clarity.” Emotions are not a popular topic of discussion in our society. Some feelings are triggered by events similar to ones we had in childhood or even more recent. In fact, many do not want to acknowledge their presence in our lives especially the troubling ones, hoping they will go away. But instead they impact many of the actions and choices made as a result. For example, I grew up in poverty in post war Britain. Two years in that early life, my Mom, Dad, an older brother and a baby sister lived hand-tomouth and squatted in two abandoned houses. I have had a lifelong habit of stock piling food. Or, if you grew up with a beloved grandparent or significant other dying, you might forge a relationship with someone who always had one foot out the door. I know this is a simplification but even so….

There are those who say that these emotions are welcome visitors, and allow us to recognize unresolved wounds. That has been true for me. But not always. Awareness of some have caused healing, but some have cut too deep to be healed in this lifetime. There’s a fine line between triggers that support our healing, and those that re-traumatize us. Part of becoming healthier is making the grounded distinction between those wound clusters able to be healed, and those that can’t. If some can’t be healed, consciously learning how to avoid the situations and people that provoke them, then wise avoidance might be an option. This is where healthy boundaries are important. We don’t only choose to boundary ourselves from challenging individuals, we also boundary ourselves from situations that will bring us back into un-resolvable terrain. We shield ourselves from renewed harm.

What is a Celebration of Life?

Very few people in the Kamloops area want a ‘funeral service’ these days. When I ask people to describe a funeral service, they usually use words like “formal”, “church or chapel”, “casket”, “funeral director”, “viewing”, “hearse to the cemetery” and “egg salad sandwiches.” For a variety of reasons most people tell me they don’t want any of that when their time comes. What do they want instead? Some people want nothing at all. But many people tell me they’d be okay with a “Celebration of Life.” What is a Celebration of Life? Well, it typically doesn’t include most or all of the items listed above. Having said that, some Celebrations of Life happen in a church or chapel, although

most of them take place in the back yard, at a hotel banquet room, at a golf course, by the lake, or wherever Murray would have wanted it to happen. There is seldom a viewing, casket or hearse. It’s typically quite casual, not formal, and the food may or may not include eggs. There may be a structured program (e.g. someone might present a eulogy to Murray and play his favourite ZZ Top song) or there may be no public speaking at all. There may be an elaborate audio/ video tribute to Murray or perhaps guests will gather around some photos pasted to a poster board. You might find Murray’s urn on the table of honour, with his photo and favourite mementoes close by, or maybe he’s still at the crematorium. Everyone might raise a toast to Murray and struggle to down a sip of his favourite Scotch, or maybe tea and crumpets will prevail. There is one thing you almost never see at Murray’s Celebration of Life: the funeral director! Back when funerals were the norm

(i.e. Murray present in a casket) the funeral director almost always had to be there. When cremation started to become the norm, families still held “Memorial Services” for Murray. Because there was a structured event needing coordination – often in the funeral home chapel -- and a trip to the cemetery afterward (to bury Murray’s urn) the funeral director still attended and played a role. With the growing popularity of the informal Celebration of Life, the funeral director is seldom present. Something else is missing from most Celebrations of Life: the egg salad sandwich. I think it’s a generational thing. Why not check it out for yourself: ask your adult grandchildren what kind of food should be served at your Celebration of Life. I’ll bet they list a host of exotic dishes most of us haven’t even heard of. Maybe Quinoa. Maybe some vegan stuff. Let me know if any of them suggest the lowly egg salad!

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Exercise 8:30 am Coffee 9 am Crib 7 pm

SATURDAY

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Games Night 6 - 10 pm

Open 13 9 am - 3 pm Curling 10-noon Bingo 1 - 3 pm

Games Night 6 - 10 pm

18 19 Open 20 Open Open 9 am - 3 pm 9 am - noon 9 am - noon General Meeting Curling 10-noon League Bowling 1pm Bingo 1 - 3 pm

Games Night 6 - 10 pm

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Savona Weight Loss Club 8:15 am Craft Club 1 pm

Logan Lake Seniors 50+ SUNDAY

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WEDNESDAY

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16 18 Pool 10 am17 Exercise Class Carpet Bowling Bingo 1 pm 10 - 11 am 1:30 pm Doors open at 11 am Crib 1 pm Court Whist 7pm Duplicate Bridge Crib 7 pm 7 pm

FRIDAY

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19 Exercise 20 10 - 11 am $2 Floor Curling Drop-in 11am - 3pm 12:45pm Drop-in Lunch $5 Pool 1 pm 11:30 - 1:30pm

21 Drop-in 10am to 3pm Floor Curling 12:45pm

23 25 27 Physically 26 Pool 10 am24 Exercise $2 Exercise Class Floor Carpet Bowling Challenged 10 - 11 am Bingo 1 pm Curling 10 am 10 - 11 am 1:30 pm Doors open at 11 am Floor Curling Drop-in 11am - 3pm Crib 1 pm Pot Luck Supper 12:45pm Court Whist 7pm Duplicate Bridge Crib 7 pm 5:30pm 7 pm Pool 1 pm 30 Exercise Class 10 - 11 am Crib 1 pm Crib 7 pm

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Become a One to One volunteer

Saturday, September 7 Riverside Park @ Rotary Bandshell 10 am for registration

Rhona Armes and her husband Gordon are this year’s everyday heroes. Rhona was diagnosed with Parkinson’s 8 years ago yet the former art teacher has remained active and continues to create art to this day. Married in 1969, the high school sweethearts both became teachers and have since retired and live at The Residence at Orchard Walk in Kamloops. The Armes are a perfect example of a couple affected by Parkinsons disease, a disease that affects over 13,000 people in this province. The annual Superwalk is the largest and most important fundraising event for the Parkinson Society of B.C. and the Armes are eager for this year’s walk to be a success. The society receives very little in government funding and is supported by donations from individuals, members, corporations, foundations and dedicated efforts of volunteers. The Superwalk is a celebration of living well with Parkinson’s disease. It allows individuals with Parkinson’s, families and friends to share their victories over adversity and contribute towards more research towards the eradication of this illness. Please join longstanding Kamloopsians Rhona and Gordon Armes in their fight against Parkinson’s and join the walk on September 7th.

Horse Painters

Do you have 2 hours a week during school hours to read one-on-one with young students? The ONE TO ONE Children’s Literacy Program needs you. No experience is necessary, but you must have good English language skills. We provide free training and ongoing support. The ONE TO ONE Children’s Literacy Program gives students the opportunity to practice their reading skills with a caring, patient adult. This one-on-one time increases their self-confidence, their reading fluency and comprehension, and their chance of meeting with success at school and in life. Tutors read with 3 students for 30 minutes each at a local elementary school once a week, either morning or afternoon, for 12 weeks. They develop a relationship with their students and see them grow as readers. What a rewarding volunteer experience! Fall 2019 Training Sessions: Monday, September 30th @ 9 a.m. - 12 noon or Thursday, October 3rd @ 5:30 - 8:30 pm. Sessions held at the Henry Grube Education Centre, 45 Kitchener Crescent. To register for a Training Session or for more information, contact Cami at one2one.kamloops@gmail.com or 250.573.1785

Submitted by Trudy Frisk

Appreciation of art is an intensely personal matter. Picasso people denounce Bob Bateman buddies. Traditionalists scoff at impressionists and both abhor Andy Warhol. What would these critics make of the Moneighs? Moneighs are original paintings made by star thoroughbred race horses, auctioned off to benefit their less fortunate fellows. The word ‘Moneigh’ combining the name of Claude Monet, a famous French impressionist and a horse’s whinny, is the trademark of Kentucky based ReRun Inc. ReRun, an all volunteer organization, is devoted to finding adoptive homes and second careers for ex-race horses.  It’s successfully retrained and placed hundreds of retired racers as jumpers, hunters and dressage horses. Everyone who’s seen the cold, white hand of retirement beckoning, who’s not spent much time in the winner’s circle lately, who’s feared waking one morning transformed into a glue stick, must sympathize. But, horses painting?  How? The horses paint using their noses, lips and tails. A few adept equines hold paint brushes in their teeth. As you would guess, all their works are abstract. They have no special studios: they paint at their stables using non-toxic paints on archival paper. A few treats convince the horse that this messy activity is rewarding. The completed work is signed with a hoof print and a bit of the horses’s mane or tail attached. As always, there are skeptics. “Does the horse get to pick the colours? Is there much human intervention?” one queried. The answer is yes, and no. Some paintings are in the horse’s silk colours and they may even by co-signed

by the jockey. Generally horses just choose from a palette offered them and daub away. Most horses don’t choose yellow, though. Each horse has its own method: some are dotters, others smushers. Every painting is unique. Do I detect bickering in the background? “Who’d buy a horse’s painting?” The prices tell the tale. A Smarty Jones Moneigh brought $2,000. Some have fetched $5,000, but the average is $1,000. At private auctions and on eBay, horse lovers are voting with their dollars. After all, these aren’t just any artists; they’re the winners of the Breeder’s Cup, Preakness and Kentucky Derby. What about less famous horses, the humble but necessary horses of the West; the cutting horses, plow horses and family riding horses?  Don’t they deserve consideration in their old age?  Is an indigent Morgan or Clydesdale less worthy of a good home in retirement than a race horse? Try to explain to Hershey or Pat that their best doesn’t guarantee them a warm stable in winter and a bit of oats once they slow down. Possibly ReRun could expand its activity to include the important though less famous Western equines. Imagine Moneighs by notable cow ponies or champion barrel racers. Is it art? They have been described as showing the same broad flourishes of colour and bold feeling as human artists. Kamloopsian Betty Barker who’s seen plenty of Moneighs on television, commented “They paint better than  elephants.” Long pause.  “They paint better than some humans, too!”  Miro and de Kooning, watch out!

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Nearly 49,000 Canadians are being treated for kidney failure. If you are one of those people, the Kamloops Kidney Support Group is here for you. We meet on the second Wednesday and the second Saturday of every month. We will meet both days at Chances (Barside Lounge and Grill), 1250 Halston Ave. There isn’t anything formal about KKSG. We have coffee, maybe some breakfast, and talk about life and kidneys. You won’t get any medical advice, but we will be there to share our experiences and offer our support, whether you are pre-dialysis or on dialysis, a kidney donor or a recipient, a family member, or anything in between. For more information, call Edna Humphreys at 250-376-6361 or Dorothy Drinnan at 250-573-2988. Don’t forget the 2019 Kamloops Kidney Walk at McDonald Park on Sept. 22. Register at 10 a.m.; walk at 11 a.m. Lawn Bowl on the North Shore at Beautiful McArthur Island.  Lawn Bowling is low impact, easy to learn and very affordable.   There is something for everyone; drop-in social bowling; leagues and tournaments; provincials and 55+ Games.  Lawn Bowl free August and September when you pay 2020 membership fees. McArthur

Park Lawn Bowling Club welcomes you. Contact Brenda at 250 579-5775 or Ron 250 319-3255 Senior Curlers - 50+ curlers are welcome at McArthur Island Curling Club.  If you once a curler, you will be surprised to see the various curling adaptations that allow people of all ages to curl.  It is easy to stay active, make friends and have fun. If you have curled before, it is time to get back into it.   If you are a new curler, you may want to try the “Learn to Curl” Program or talk to any of our experienced curlers for a “try it”.  Spares are also needed.  Senior curlers curl Tuesday and Thursday mornings.  Call Dan or Toni at 250 376-4104 or Brenda 250 579-5775 or Ken at 778 470-4402 The Kamloops Family History Society meetings take place at Heritage House in Riverside Park on the fourth Thursday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. (September to May, except December). For further information contact Connie at 250-852-3218. Lawnbowling - Learn a new sport! Keep your mind and body active with this low impact activity. FREE LESSONS!  Virtually anyone can learn to play successfully. You can be either competitive or noncompetitive. There is a huge social component in our club, and there is no team commitment since we have an open draw. For more information call Bruce or Laurel at 250-554-5177 or

email bclary@hotmail.co . Kamloops Street Rod Association meets: July 27 - Chrome on the Grass at Powwow Grounds, July 31 - A&W Valleyview, Aug 7 - A&W Northshore, Aug 10 - Hot Nite in the City, Aug 14 -KSRA Meeting at Valleyview Hall, Aug 21 - A&W Valleyview, Aug 28 - A&W Northshore. FMI call Rae at 250-374-5251 or Brian at 250-851-0586. Kamloops Social Club provides activities & gettogethers for members to socialize, have fun and make new friends. Our monthly dances are open to the public. Other activities, for members, include potlucks, appie nights at various pubs, dining out, hiking, snowshoeing, X-country skiing & other social get-togethers proposed by members. Potlucks: 3rd Tuesday/ month @ 6pm; Meetings & Social: 1st Wed/month @ 7 p.m., both at the Oddfellows Hall, 423 Tranquille Rd, Kamloops. We welcome new friends to join us. FMI call Bonnie @ 250-3198510. Excelsior Rebekah Lodge No.23: General meeting second Tuesday of every month 7:30 p.m. Regular meeting fourth Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. 423 Tranquille Rd. McArthur Park Lawn Bowling invite new bowlers to try lawn bowling free. Lawn Bowling is low impact, easy to learn and very affordable. There is something for everyone; social drop-in bowling,

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September 2019 leagues and tournaments with a little competitiveness and Provincials, 55+ Games and Nationals for the more serious bowler. The Lawn Bowling facility located at McArthur Island is open from May to September. For more information call Brenda 250 579-5775 or Ron 250 319-3255 or Doug 250-851-9760. Multiple Myeloma Support Group for Kamloops and Region. Meetings will be scheduled at the Kamloops Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre once an agenda is in place for a meeting and/ or a speaker have been arranged. If you are interested, please contact one of the following people and provide us with your email address (or phone number) and we will notify you of future meetings. Bob T.: ridgerunner@telus. net 250-376-3292; Anne E. akevenrude@shaw. ca 250-372-8077; Bob H. rhamaguchi@shaw.ca 250-374-6754. The Afternoon Auxiliary to RIH Thrift Seller is open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Located at 146 Victoria St. We welcome you to come shop, donate or volunteer. Alzheimer Caregiver and Early Support Stage groups meets the second Thursday of the month, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and the fourth Thursday of the month, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Alzheimer Society Resource Centre, 405, 235 – 1st Ave. For more information please contact Tara Hildebrand, support and education coordinator Alzheimer Society of B.C. at 250-377-8200. Army Navy & Airforce Veterans in Canada Unit 290. ANAVETS by the river is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping veterans and the community. We are located at #9-177 Tranquille Rd. Contact info: 250-554-2455 anavets290.ca. The club is open 7 days a week. On Wednesdays fun darts starts at 1 p.m. and welcomes everyone. We have our karaoke on Friday nights at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday meat draws at 3 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Council of Canadians meets at 5.30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month at the Smorgasbord Deli, 225 - 7th Ave. Please join us. Call Anita or Dalton at 250-377-0055 or 250377-0055. You can also visit kamloopscanadians.ca. Chronic Pain Association of Kamloops meets the last Wednesday of each month at noon at People In Motion, 182B Tranquille Rd., for resources, support and fellowship. There is parking in the back. Call Ashley at 778-257-1986 or email: ash. westen@gmail.com. Tuesday afternoon cribbage takes place at 1:30 p.m. at McArthur Park Lawn Bowling clubhouse, next to Norbrock Stadium. Come for crib, coffee & good company. Free parking. Call

Page 29 250-579-0228, 250-5798259 or 250-376-0917. Do you enjoy singing in harmony and a great variety of songs? Kamloops Happy Choristers invites new members who are 55 and over for a social atmosphere and a chance to sing for senior residences and public concerts. We meet every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Heritage House. For more information call Sharon at 250-579-9505. Kamloops Elks Lodge #44 meets at 7:30 p.m. every second Thursday of each month at 784-B Victoria St. We have served the community since 1920. You are invited to come and meet the members. New members are welcome. The hall is also available for gatherings, meetings, etc. For any inquiries please call 250-3722737 or 250-573-4632. Kamloops Heritage Model Railroad Club meets on the first Friday of each month at 7 p.m. Come and investigate a great hobby. Call 250-554-3233 FMI. Kamloops Prostate Cancer Support Group meet at 10 a.m. on the third Saturday of the month at The Seniors Activity Centre, 9A-1800 Tranquille Rd. Phone 250-376-4011 or email larubekam1947@ gmail.com Kamloops Stamp Club meets at 2 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month (except July) at Southwest Community Church, corner of Summit and Hugh Allen Drives (go south on the 5A). FMI 250314-1021. The World Famous City of Kamloops Rube Band practices every Monday (except holidays), 7:30 to 9:30 pm at the Yacht Club, 1140 River Street. Anyone interested in ‘unplugging’ and wanting to interact with people instead by having fun with music is invited to join the band. No auditions - all skill levels are welcome, although having a sense of humour will prove to be a great asset. Check out the web site kamloopsrubeband. org and find us on Facebook. FMI please call Terry Phillips 250.374.1606 Kamloops Stroke Recovery Branch meets at Riverbend Seniors Community at 10:30-1 p.m. on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Wednesday of the month. Email: kmshelton@hotmail. com or phone: 250-3771961. Kamloops United Church Thrift Shop, 421 St. Paul St. To volunteer, call 250-372-3020. New items daily, great prices! Different specials every day, Check us out. The Kamloops Breast Cancer Support Group meets at Kamloops United Church - Ponderosa Room the 3rd Monday of each month at 7 p.m. The support group is for all women at any stage of their breast cancer journey whether newly diagnosed or years out of treatment. Kamloops Garden Club

meets on the 4th Wed of the month, Feb through June & Sept through Nov at 7 pm Heritage House, 100 Lorne St (Riverside Park). We host a wide variety of garden related activities, everyone welcome to attend. Contact Judy at 250-374-4181 FMI or visit Facebook.com/ kamloopsgardenclub. Ping-Pong is billed as a brain sport. It is also said it could be the elixir of youth and it brings a lot more to the table. We meet Tuesdays 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursdays 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Desert Garden Community Centre, 540 Seymour Street. We welcome more players. Drop in fee is $2. Having fun is something we did all the time, why change with age? FMI call 250-372-3965. St. Paul’s Cathedral Thrift Shop 360 Nicola St is open Fridays 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. to June. Handicapped access from the alley between Nicola and St. Paul. Kamloops Antiques, Collectibles and Heritage Club meets on the second Thursday of every month. September – June at Heritage House on Lorne Street, Riverside Park 7 p.m. Guests and new members welcome. FMI call: 250-372-0468 Bernice

or 250-377-8364 Joyce. Diabetes Support: There are two support groups in Kamloops. RiverBend (760 Mayfair St), last Tuesday/ mo., ph: 778-470-8316 for details; and, Hamlets (3255 Overlander Dr.), first Monday/mo. (except July & Aug.), ph: 250-579-5707 for details. Open to all and features monthly speakers. Kamloops Chapter of the Vintage Car Club of Canada meets at 7:30 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month (except July, August and December) at the Hal Rogers Center, 2025 Summit Drive. Contact number 250 320-3038. Anyone with an interest in vintage vehicles is welcome to attend. Interior Authors Group Interested in writing? Maybe you’d like to join us. We’re people who love to write in all styles, forms, and genres. We’re aspiring authors, veteran authors, and everything in between. If you want to learn more about the craft of writing, or about publishing and self-publishing, or anything else related to writing, come check us out. Meetings are the second Wednesday of every month except July and August, 6:30 pm at North Shore Community Centre

(in Cottonwood Manor), #307-730 Cottonwood Avenue, Kamloops, V2B 8M6. Driving directions: North on Tranquille, left on Poplar, right on willow, left on cottonwood. FMI visit interiorauthorsgroup. wordpress.com/about/ or look for Interior Authors Group on Facebook. Or contact Elma 250 374-1750, elmams@shaw.ca Municipal Pension Retirees Association meetings will be on June 18, Sept. 17 and Nov. 19 at 9:30 a.m. at CSI Activity center, Brock Shopping Centre. Join us to talk to other retirees, meet former co-workers and have a voice about your MPP Pension. FMI call Jean 250-374-1191. The Kamloops Tai Chi Club is a member–driven non profit group. We meet Tuesday evenings, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 1136 6thAve. Experience the benefits of tai chi and qigong: increased flexibility, balance and agility. To join our class, email: kamloopstaichi@gmail.com North Kamloops Elks, #102-1121-12th St. 250-3762924. Call us and see what we do. Meeting at 7 p.m. 3rd Monday of each month. Crib-Tues & Wed, 7 p.m.

Everyone welcome. Kamloops Floor Curlers meet Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Heritage House, top floor, Riverside Park. New members always welcome. Free parking for members. No special equipment needed. New teams are drawn each day. There are two games and coffee each day. The group runs all year. Call Kay at 250-376-0917, Kay at 250-828-0819 or Liz at 250-372-5493. The Connector would like to feature your group! Please send a photo and a short write up describing the activities of your group to editor@connectornews. ca. Submissions will be published as space permits. Changes to your regular listing should also be emailed to editor@ connectornews.ca and again, listings are published space permitting. If your listing doesn’t appear one month we will do our best to cycle it back in the next.

The growth of this event would not be possible without location, location, location. And great membership support. The Kamloops Street Road Association is about charity and the future of little people which is our future. These events attract over 250 entrants and hundreds of spectators. The generous support of individuals and businesses are a big part of making them a success. Donations of funds, products and services enhance these events, provide awards and prizes to participants and generate income that goes towards our charitable goals!

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I’ll meet you there

Sacred Heart Cathedral

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Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love… This prayer attributed to St Francis of Assisi acknowledges that peace can only exist where love exists. Sowing love requires both faith and hope because seeds take time to mature. As I write this, the sunflowers are in full bloom all over this city. What were once tiny seeds planted in the soil now tower in magnificent splendour, full flowers following the sun each day, middles filled with seeds which hold new life for next summer. Where there is hatred, let me sow love… Interfaith Kamloops is a group of faith communities seeking to do that very thing. Sown several years ago

this group has grown into a team of faith leaders seeking to be instruments of peace and to sow love in the Kamloops area. Vigils have been organized in response to horrific shootings at places of worship in the United States, Canada and New Zealand, and yet the desire is to collaborate not only in these important times of remembering victims, but even more so in ways to create peace. With that in mind, Interfaith Kamloops is organizing a Peace Festival at Waterfront Park on Saturday, September 21st, designated as International Peace Day. On this beautiful piece of land stretching between Riverside and Pioneer Parks, we will offer a family event with booths representing the variety of faith communities, interactive peace-related activities, a quiet meditation zone, and an opportunity to learn more about and walk the labyrinth which marks the centre of the park. The event will

begin at noon and end with a short reflection on peace at 4:00 pm. Interfaith Kamloops includes representatives from the Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Baha’i, Unitarian and Buddhist faith communities. Fred Kaan penned this invitation many years ago: Put peace into each other’s hands and like a treasure hold it, protect it like a candle flame, with tenderness enfold it. Put peace into each other’s hands with loving expectation; be gentle in your words and ways, in touch with God’s creation. We invite you to join us as we put peace into each other’s hands on September 21. Come, sow some seeds of love in Kamloops and learn how our faith communities are working together for good.

Rev LeAnn Blackert is in ministry with the new Wild Church in Kamloops (wildchurchbc. org). She works with Michele Walker and Lesly Comrie in the Wild Church ministry. LeAnn loves long walks through local parks, connecting with others in the natural world, and the wild hills that surround Kamloops, as well as her partner and their two cats.

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any concerns during play. Volunteers are also responsible for practices as well.

CITY OF KAMLOOPS – BC RCMP Crime Prevention Services Youth Advisory Committee – The BC RCMP Youth Advisory Committee brings together up to 30 youth aged 14-18 from all across B.C. to discuss important issues that they face in their respective communities. The purpose of the BC RCMP Advisory Committee is to represent the youth voice within the RCMP and to gain insight on how to deliver effective youth strategies and initiatives. Applications open until September.

KAMLOOPS YMCA/YWCA – Referee – Referees are needed September-December to enforce the rules of the game. Referees begin the game by tossing the ball and calling violations. Also, volunteers should be a positive role model and have the ability to remain neutral and fair when dealing with conflict.

SALVATION ARMY -Various – The Salvation Army requires Administration, Thrift Store, and Meal help. Various skills and shifts available.

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KAMLOOPS YMCA/YWCA – Basketball Coach – Coaches are responsible for fostering an inclusive and positive noncompetitive environment. Coaches are responsible for observing games and addressing

KAMLOOPS ELIZABETH FRY SOCIETY – Volunteer Legal Services Receptionist – Volunteers will provide a variety of reception and clerical duties for the Legal Services Office.

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he had gotten himself into. However, two of his majors in high school were draughting and metalwork and he thought he had the knowledge to tackle the project so he forged ahead and four years later the RV-6 made its first flight and it is still flying today. In 1998, Ken and Marge joined the Shuswap Chapter of the Vintage Car Club of Canada (VCCC) and their vintage ride at the time was a 1967 MGB roadster which underwent a total restoration. Ken had always loved his 1961 Pontiac bubble top and decided to see if he could find another one. The search turned up a 1961 Pontiac Bonneville (American model) fourdoor hardtop in Halifax and even though it was not the desired bubble top, it was in such good condition that they made the purchase and had it shipped by truck and train to Salmon Arm. In 2007, the Hoshowskis made the move back to Kamloops, bringing the

Pontiac and the MGB with them and promptly joined the Kamloops Chapter and became heavily involved in our Club. Ken is one of our Governors, co-chaired our 2013 May Tour, chaired the National 150 Tour in 2017 and was National Vice-President for several terms. Ken has been in management roles for most of his life but has always enjoyed working with his hands, creating things. When Jack Woolard, one of our local members, decided to sell out and move to the Coast, he put his Durant Star

Above, Ken’s RV-6 airplane which he built from a kit. When he gave up flying he sold the plane and it is still flying today piloted by its new owner. Left, Ken’s first car bought new at Skychief Service in Kamloops, 1960 Volkswagen Bug (cost $1985.00 new). up for sale. This car was totally dismantled and the pieces were in piles of boxes. Ken had never heard of a Durant Star at the time but learned about the car being up for sale and with his tools, materials and background in building airplanes he was confident that he could take on this difficult project. Restoring a car like the Star is unlike rebuilding a Model T or A Ford, as there are

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few reproduction parts available and hunting down the missing pieces is a huge challenge. The car was originally a sedan but had been converted into a pickup truck, probably during World War II when trucks were unobtainable. It was Ken’s original intention to rebuild it as a pickup, but being well over six feet tall, it occurred to him that he would not be able to fit in the original cab. He then decided to rebuild it as a delivery van (which allowed the driver’s seat to be moved rearward) and proceeded to use his aircraft fabricating skills to construct almost the entire body out of aluminum and the finished product (several years later) is a thing of beauty. Now in his 79th year, Ken is not about to sit on his laurels and is in the process of tracking down a 1966 Ford station wagon, just like the one they used to own back in the sixties. If the quest is successful, Ken will be busy for a few more years yet.

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rise 40 percent to $34 billion in just a few years. This in other words is a $34 billion spending cut. Runaway deficits, with no plan to balance, can only mean one of two things—a future tax increase, or future spending cuts. The previous Conservative government eliminated the deficit and paid down debt when times were good to cushion the blow of the next recession, while Justin Trudeau is doing the opposite. When times are good, he spends. When times are bad, he also spends. The fundamental flaw in Liberal economic thinking is that they believe they can spend your money better than you can. I believe that a dollar in the hands of the person who earned it is always better spent than a dollar in the hands of a Liberal who will tax it. In terms of spending more on health care, Andrew Scheer on August first signed a health and social guarantee that promises the Premiers that he would increase health and social transfer payments by at least three per cent every year should he become prime minister. Stable federal funding is important to ensure a quality public health-care system in each province. Canada has an aging population, with 1 in 6 citizens being seniors today, a figure that within 10 years is predicted to be 1 in 4. An aging population means more chronic disease than acute, services for end of life on the rise, and a shortage of frontline health care workers of all kinds to meet the demand. The Conservative party has a proven track record of supporting seniors and is committed to enhancing the well-being of Canada’s seniors during the retirements they have so deservedly earned. Much of what I have outlined today are just a very few campaign initiatives that have been introduced so far. There is so much more to be offered and I encourage everyone to keep a keen eye this next month as the campaign platform rolls out.

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