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Who’s your favourite local artist? Submitted by Terri Hadwin, Executive Director, Kamloops Arts Council You can learn a lot about someone by asking them who their favourite local artist is. Many people haven’t yet been exposed to the talent that is right here in our beautiful city and yet others make a point to seek out and support our artisans. You, yourself, might already have your number one choice at the top of mind should someone ask you this question, but if you don’t and you want to have your chance to view a vast sampling of what Kamloops has to offer, the Kamloops Arts Council has a few suggestions for you. 1) Art in Public Spaces This program features many local artists in places you likely already visit like the Airport, Royal Inland Hospital, the Library and more! Artwork can be purchased and you are supporting a local artist, from right here. Also, when you take that piece home with you, you are making that space vacant for the next artist to be able to present their piece to the world. 2) Old Courthouse Gallery Exhibits

One of the most beautiful historic buildings in Kamloops, the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre is the home of the Kamloops Arts Council. Within these walls, local artwork is proudly displayed on a constant rotating basis. Most exhibits typically run on a three-week cycle, so make sure you time your visits to ensure you don’t miss a single one. The space is shared with the Kamloops Courthouse Gallery, which is run by an artists’ co-operative, with beautifully crafted gifts available to be purchased as well. 3) SMALL // Works Christmas comes but once a year. It is a splendid time to spend with loved ones and the act of giving gifts is a special tradition. If you have a loved one that is difficult to buy for, you are urged to come check out the SMALL//Works show that is hosted at the Old Courthouse from November 23 to December 22. The wonderful thing about this show is that you can purchase and take home your piece immediately and nothing is over

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a great time to discover someone. Elaine Burns, shown here is one of the many artists that will be showing her work at the SMALL//Works show. This is the first time she is taking part in the Annual Holiday show. SMALL//Works Opening Reception takes place from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on November 23rd at the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre, 7 Seymour St. W. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and cookies will be served.

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Bid Time — Do Good — Get Art Continued from page 1 contributed a total of 100 hours of time to many different agencies including Operation Red Nose, Brennan’s Ugly Sweater Run, Kamloops Therapeutic Riding, Junior Achievement, BC Interior Community Foundation and many more. My husband bid on art and got his last year after volunteering for Kamloops Immigrant Services. The great thing about this initiative is it introduces volunteers to some great organizations. Even though my husband has already received his art, he liked volunteering so much for

Immigrant Services, he still coaches soccer for them on Thursday nights. If you would like to see some of the art that is up for bidding as well as who the agencies are that will be on hand, check out ktwtimeraiser.ca. You will also see a featured Timeraiser of the Month with their well earned art. Tickets are available now on that website or eventbrite. Hope to see you November 15th, 7 p.m. at the Rex 417 Seymour Street. A big thank you to September Kuromi for her vision and

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Never say never (usually...)

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Several years ago, I realized that I should never say never because just about everytime I have said I would never do a certain thing, I inevitably end up tempting fate and doing it. Certainly there are some “nevers” that will be maintained over my lifetime since I do still have free will. I will never become a smoker, for example. There are other “nevers,” however, that I will most certainly blow to smithereens. I’m pretty sure, as a teen, I said I would never live in Kamloops. It was our family pit stop on trips between Edmonton and Vancouver when I was growing up. I shattered that particular “never” back in 1990 when I came here for a two week visit and never left. I also said I would “never” live in certain parts of Kamloops (which shall remain nameless)—the reasons why no longer apparent to me. As it has turned out, I have lived mostly in two of those areas since moving to Kamloops. I’m reserving judgement on whether or not I will ever live in the third one because I think I have learned my lesson about tempting fate. I believe I even said at one point while happily employed at The Kamloops Daily News for 20 years that I would never work at Kamloops This Week again—my first employer when I moved here—yet here I am. I ate that humble pie a couple of years ago and while I regret the loss of our daily paper in 2014, I’m really grateful to still have a job and the folks here are great. I’m sure there have been a couple dozen other declaritive statements from me along the way that I no longer even remember. The most recent one that I am about to explode is the one where I long claimed I would NEVER get a tattoo, perhaps aside from one of the semipermanent henna kind that would eventually fade away. While I have always admired the artistry of a good tattoo, I have never felt compelled to permanently mark my body this way. I appreciate them on other people though, so it isn’t that I don’t like them. My daughter recently asked me if I would get a mother-daughter tattoo with her for her 21st birthday. After careful consideration I have agreed to do this with her. I even put together a design that I feel suits the occasion and my kiddo will get her’s done in the next day or so and I will get mine when I come back from my vacation towards the end of the month. Truth be told, it was an easy comittment to make. I actually feel honoured that my daughter wants to mark our connection this way. Yes, I suppose we could have settled on a ring featuring both of our birthstones or something but I’m realizing as I go through this process how deeply personal getting a tattoo can be—and its my daughter! This is not something I am going to regret, long-stem rose jokes aside. I really do try to keep an open-mind on most things because if life has taught me anything– things change—even my stubborn Taurus mind! Without question, some “nevers” are nonnegotiable and should never be abandoned. One “never” we must maintain is never forgetting. Remembrance Day requires true acknowledgement and understanding lest similar ideas and evil forces that led to devastating world wars are unleashed once more.

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Reconnecting with the Gleaning Abundance Program

It was the summer of 2016 when I got in touch for the first time with the Gleaning Abundance Program. As a newcomer, I wanted to meet new people, so I signed up as a volunteer. At the beginning, I Mariana Guerra, was not aware about how KFPC Gleaning Abundance the harvest was shared so Program Coordinator my first basket of cherries was a truly unexpected gift. The program made a lot of sense to me. I was able to access to some food in exchange for a little work and time. Fresh food! Just picked! From the perspective of someone who always had lived in a big city and had never had the chance to participate in a harvest, this program was a real privilege. From the perspective of building a better world, this program represented for me the essence of social justice: giving food access to those in need. During the summer of 2019, I had the privilege of joining the Kamloops Food Policy Council as the Coordinator of the Gleaning Abundance Program. I want to remark about how privileged we are. The abundance of fruit in our community is stunning. We have cherries, apricots, plums, peaches, apples and grapes and more. During this past season, we had almost 70 harvests and didn’t pick even 1/3 of the fruit trees in Kamloops that are registered on our database. This year, by the end of September, we had picked 7,847 pounds of fresh fruit and we had donated 3,869 pounds to more than 23 recipients, many of whom work directly with a vulnerable population. It is worth it to say that we had an atypical year in terms of fruit production. The weather during the first months of the year affected the blossoms of the apricots, as is well known, but also affected the other fruits in terms of quantity and quality. Fruit that should be ready to pick at a certain time was not ready, from one day to the other all the fruit started getting ripe, apples started falling earlier, pears were misshapen. All of these things brought challenges to my task of coordinating the harvests. We had a big window of time without fruit ready to pick. Then, suddenly, we

had to schedule two or three harvests a day because the fruit was falling. Our volunteers’ enthusiasm was decreasing as the time went by. Nevertheless, beyond all expectations, I love the way this program builds community in Kamloops. People from different backgrounds gather with the same purpose in mind, support those in need. We also share stories, cooking recipes, different ways to use the fruit, and the most valuable for me was meeting new people and making new friends. For more information about the Gleaning Abundance Program and the Kamloops Food Policy Council, visit our website: kamloopsfoodpolicycouncil.com. And please join us at our monthly network meetings, first Wednesday of the month (except January), 5:30 – 7:30 PM at Mount Paul Community Food Centre (140 Laburnum Street). If you’d like, bring a dish to share in our legendary potluck!

So often we are called upon to assist with organizing a move or clearing a space in a home. More often than not, that space that needs organizing is the garage. For many this space ends up being a catch-all for our busy homes and lives. The issue is that because of the lack of organization in the garage, items get stacked and buried. This makes

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Sorting the garage accessing the stuff that is in there a task in itself. It is important to get some organizing systems in place so this space can be used to suit your needs. As the winter season is upon us, it is nice to have an organized garage with room to do little projects out of the elements or to have the warm place to park a vehicle. First, it’s time to plan out your garage. Grab some paper, a pen and a measuring tape. Make the floor plan and decide what you want the space for and how you want it to look. When it comes to shelving, you will need something that fits in the space and uses the space you have

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heavy-duty enough to hold everything without falling apart and adjustable so that there is less wasted space. Next, we need to get a common size tote or box that uses the whole shelf to maximize the shelves and area you have. A label maker is a great item to have to mark all containers so you know what’s in every container. This can be a bit of work but once you have everything off the ground and sorted it is easy to keep this space organized. If you need more help than this, perhaps its time to call on a professional organizer to assist you to bring order to your life.

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Financial tips for Snowbirds… present and future

Winter is here again – which may make you wish you were somewhere else. You might be thinking how pleasant it would be

to become a snowbird and move to a warmer climate for the season. Of course, your stage of life will help determine if you are prepared to be a snowbird now or if you’re just hoping to be one in the future. But in either case, you’ll need to be financially prepared. So, let’s look at what it would take to be a snowbird – tomorrow and today: Snowbird tomorrow – The further ahead you plan, the more options you’re likely to have

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when you embark on the snowbird life. If you’re going to be retired, you’ll need to review all your sources of retirement income – employersponsored pension plans, your Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP), your Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA), and so on – to determine if you’ll have enough money available for your yearly snowbird trips without jeopardizing your retirement lifestyle. Your calculations will depend on what sort of snowbird existence you have in mind. Do you want to buy a second home or just rent? Will you be gone just a few weeks each year or several months? Clearly, to ensure a successful snowbird experience, you’ll need to identify your goals and create a strategy for achieving them. Snowbird today – If you’ve reached a point where you can indeed make your snowbird dream a reality, and you’re ready to pack your bags, you’ll need to take action on some practical matters, such as these: • Secure your home. If you have a security system, make sure it’s armed and working properly. Stop your newspapers and magazines, forward your mail, ask your

neighbours to remove any stray papers, flyers and advertisements from your porch or entryway, and arrange to have your snow shoveled. • Notify your bank. To fight theft, the fraud departments of many banks are getting more aggressive in spotting and denying unusual charges. That’s why it’s important to give your bank your temporary address and contact information before you leave. By doing so, you can reduce the risk of your account being frozen temporarily if your financial institution can’t reach you with questions about charges from an

unexpected location. You also might find it useful to open a bank account at your snowbird site. • Pay your bills. If you already pay all your bills automatically through bank authorizations, you may not have to do anything when you leave. But if you still pay some bills the oldfashioned way, with cheques and envelopes, look for these bills in your forwarded mail. • Track your investments. You can probably track the progress of your investments online, and it’s a good idea to do so, just as you would at your permanent

address. Even if you’re only gone a couple of months, you may need to make some investment moves, so stay on top of your accounts and contact your investment professional, as needed. As always, though, don’t overreact to sudden market swings – ideally, you’ve got long-term strategies in place that can serve your needs in most investment environments. The life of a snowbird can be a pleasant one. So take the necessary steps before you leave – and enjoy your days in the sun.

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In British Columbia, rental properties are governed by the Residential Tenancy Act and disputes are handled by the Residential Tenancy Branch of the provincial government. Disputes between landlord and tenant often arise from many simple issues. A barking dog or a leaky faucet can quickly escalate to a city bylaw fine for nuisance or an expensive water damage repair from an unattended leak that

the landlord is on the hook for as the property owner. The first and most important step in a tenancy is having all the appropriate paperwork completed and signed by both the tenant and the landlord. Without a completed and signed Tenancy Agreement and Condition Inspection Report, there may not be enough evidence to deal with the courts or insurance should a dispute or emergency arise. The second important step is for both the landlord and the tenant to have appropriate insurance. It is advisable that the landlord require as a condition of the Tenancy Agreement that the tenant have renter’s insurance in place and to provide proof to the landlord that the insurance is in place on

an annual basis. If the rental property becomes vacant, the landlord must contact their insurer immediately and vary the property coverage to insure for the risks of a vacant property, such as a burst pipe, fire or vandalism that may go undetected for a time. The landlord must also do regular and frequent inspections during the vacancy to ensure the property is safe and secure. Extra precaution should be taken to ensure unauthorized people cannot break in and “squat” while the property is vacant – a monitored alarm system and extra fortification of doors and windows is recommended. In the situation where the property is vacant and unauthorized persons move into or use the property, it can

be very difficult and costly to get them out. The police will not assist in an eviction from a residential property without a Court Order, even if the residents are squatters. It is expensive and time consuming to obtain such an Order and in the meantime the damage to the property can be great and most likely uninsured. Like with a marriage, entering a tenancy can be simple enough and plenty of people do so without a lawyer, but the process of ending the relationship can be messy, complicated and very expensive. A lawyer can always assist with practical advice at any stage of the landlordtenant relationship and help you get ahead of potential problems if possible.


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The Big Uneasy… New Orleans After Dark

Family Caregivers Series: 5 consecutive Tuesdays: Nov 5, 12, 19, 26 and Dec 3, 6 - 8:30 p.m. A dementia education series for people caring for someone living with dementia. Learn about dementia, communication and behaviour. Share tips for planning for the future and building resilience for caregivers. Dementia Dialogue: Managing through the holidays: Thursday, Dec. 5, 6 - 8:30 p.m. This facilitated discussion will explore strategies for minimizing stress, maintaining traditions and making holidays and other family events more enjoyable for caregivers. Understanding Dementia: Tuesday, Dec. 10, 1 - 3:30 p.m. People caring for someone living with dementia can learn how dementia affects the brain and behaviour as the disease

progresses and about the impact it has on the individual, caregivers and families. Understanding Communication and Behaviour: Tuesday, Dec. 17, 1 – 4 p.m. Caregivers will gain an understanding of the changes in the brain, how they affect communication and often appear as changes in the person’s behaviour. Caregivers will explore strategies for communicating and responding in supportive ways.*Pre-requisite is attendance in Understanding Dementia. All workshops take place at the Alzheimer Society Resource Centre #405-235 1st Ave. Kamloops, B.C. Please register by calling the resource centre at 250-377-8200 or by email: Info.kamloops@alzheimerbc.org. Workshops with insufficient participants will be cancelled.

“History is a ghost, it is as dead as it is alive.” ~ Kedar Joshi There are places in this world that are charming by day, but take on a spooky atmosphere when night falls. Those historic buildings and lively streets can turn downright sinister. Nefarious characters that lived centuries ago seem to materialize, lurking in the dark shadows of their crumbling neighbourhoods… seeking to relive their gory, glory days and when one encounters such haunts the so-called ‘residual energy’ can be unnerving. So it was with a spirit of adventure and morbid curiosity that I embarked on a Ghost Walking Tour of New Orleans. Our group of would-be ghoul hunters departed from the bright lights of Decatur Street, stealing through a maze of narrow lanes into a sparsely populated, dimly lit area of the French Quarter. Idle chatter diminished and a nervous, somber mood overtook us. Our knowledgeable guide stopped at various points of interest along our way, such as the Ursuline Convent — home to ‘The Casket Girls’. These pale, prospective brides for colonists arrived from France bringing their belongings

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along in casket-like wooden boxes, sparking rumours of vampires. The third floor of the 1751 convent is apparently sealed off and cloaked in secrecy, adding to the mystery. We continued our creepy crawl to Delphine Lalaurie’s Mansion — considered the most haunted location in New Orleans. Madame Lalaurie was a notorious socialite and serial killer who sadistically tortured and murdered several of her slaves. (The cocky over-actor Nicholas Cage once purchased the place and was rewarded with career-crashing bad luck.) After that bloodcurdling tale the mood was lightening with a quick nip at Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop, the oldest pub on Bourbon Street. Here, patrons often profess to see the full-bodied apparition of the original owner, Jean Lafitte, a pirate and profiteer. Still others have reported spotting piercing, red glowing eyes in the corners of the pub. Another highlight was The Andrew Jackson Hotel — once an orphanage, now apparently haunted by boys that perished there in a tragic fire in

1794. Next up, Muriel’s Restaurant where (for an additional fee) one can dine at an eerie table supposedly occupied by the spirit of a former owner, a chronic gambler, who died by suicide. Another notable hotel we passed by was the iconic Cornstalk Hotel. Guests of this inn have claimed they’ve discovered photos on their cameras showing them fast asleep, taken from various angles from within their locked room. We ended our darkly enlightening tour with a stop at a recess in the brick wall of an old apartment building known as ‘the ghost hole.’ Those who dared, could reach inside to see if the spirit would grab them! Ghost stories from The Big Easy date back to the brutality of the slave trade and the Civil War, and have evoked legends of vampires and Voodoo magic. Yet, present-day events are proving just as diabolically inspiring. Take for example the ill-fated young couple, Zac and Addie. They were briefly hailed as minor celebrities after refusing to abandon the devastated Quarter during Katrina, only to succumb soon after to mental illness and addiction resulting in an infamous murder/suicide. Almost every building in New Orleans purports to be haunted, and ours, the Hotel St. Marie, was no different. However, the only thing I feared in our lodgings was the elevator. I’m convinced the ghost of a mischievous, drunken bellboy haunted it — giggling and pressing buttons causing the old lift to stop randomly on every floor… except for the one you actually wanted.

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Trivalent vaccines are made to protect against three flu viruses; an influenza A (H1N1) virus, an influenza A (H3N2) virus, and an influenza B virus. Quadrivalent vaccines protect against four viruses; the same viruses as the trivalent vaccine as well as an additional B virus. How does flu spread? People with flu can spread it to others. Influenza viruses are spread mainly by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are up to about 6 feet away or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Less often, a person might get flu by touching a surface or object that has flu virus on it and then touching their own mouth or nose. How fast you can spread the flu? Beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5 to 7 days after

becoming sick. Children may pass the virus for longer. Symptoms start 1 to 4 days after the virus enters the body. That means that you may be able to pass on the flu to someone else before you know you are sick, as well as while you are sick. Some people can be infected with the flu virus but have no symptoms. During this time, those persons may still spread the virus to others. How can you decrease likelihood of getting flu? • Flu vaccination • Frequent hand washing • Good eating habits and exercise Where can I get flu vaccination? • Pharmacies • Doctor offices • Work places • Health Units For your information, live, attenuated influenza (nasal spray) vaccine FluMist® Quadrivalent is NOT available for use in Canada for the 2019-2020 influenza season. Therefore, no live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) given by nasal spray is available and all influenza vaccines will by given by injection.

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a life-limiting illness who wants to equip themselves with knowledge, tips, tools and techniques to be a more confident caregiver. Workshop topics include: • The Basics of Care - How to provide physical care, hygiene and prevent skin breakdown • Symptom Series Caring for someone with pain • Symptom Series Caring for someone who is experiencing confusion, delirium and/or breathing challenges • Symptom Series Caring for someone with bowel and/or bladder changes • Food for Thought Caring for someone with appetite changes, nausea and

vomiting • What to Expect in the Final Days and Hours - What end-of-life looks like and how to support your loved one. The workshops can be taken individually or as a series, advance registration required. They are held Mondays at 3:00 pm for 90 minutes at Kamloops Hospice’s NEW Cooper Community Resource Centre. If you have any questions or would like to register, contact Kamloops Hospice Association 250-3721336 or email allison@ kamloopshospice.com Follow us on Facebook for updates and check out our website at kamloosphospice.com


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LOUISIANA HAYRIDE: Past Favourites & New Classics By Marilyn Brown

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Inspirational Stories from Men and Women in the Canadian Armed Forces Edited by Jody Mitic Simon and Schuster, Canada, 2017, 305 pages, non-fiction. Available in book stores and through the TNRD library system As Remembrance Day nears, this book is a “must read” in order to gain insight into a broad range of situations in which Canada’s armed forces have been involved. The editor of these 21 vignettes zeroes in on some very tense moments that the men and women featured here relate to him, neither minimizing nor glorifying their experiences. Not a word is wasted. The timelines and locales range from World War II, the Korean War, the home front in Canada, peacekeeping missions abroad, and Afghanistan. “Life on Board the HMCS Cayuga” is the story of Leading Seaman Leonard Wells (Retired), from Manitoba, who enlisted when he was only 17. “I had a mediocre job grading eggs at the time, so I quit and enlisted. The egg company folded shortly after that, so I knew I had made the right decision.” When the North Korean Army stormed into South Korea in June of 1950, the United Nations acted quickly to intervene, and Canada sent three destroyers to assist the U.N. mission. Onboard one of the destroyers, the HMS ‘Cayuga’, Seaman Wells survived many hazards: Wells will never forget the sound of a mine in the water scraping the ship’s hull and it didn’t help that on the way to Hong Kong a mighty typhoon nearly capsized the Cayuga. The sailors praised the Halifax ship builders when the destroyer ponderously righted itself mere seconds from the tipping point. Wells concludes, “I don’t know if we were brave, but we thought we were smart. We thought we were invincible.” Master Warrant Officer William Munden (Retired) tells the sad story of the 1974 flight of Buffalo 461, shot down, with no survivors, over the Golan Heights while on a U.N. peacekeeping mission. Munden recalls the painful task of bringing the bodies of “The Buffalo Nine” home. Before she enlisted in 2006 as a medic, Master Corporal Lisa Ouellette had over three years’ experience as a paramedic in a New Brunswick city. After

serving in Afghanistan she was posted to Sierra Leone to treat health-care workers ill with Ebola. Extensive preparations for this posting included training in Britain at a replica facility of the Sierra Leone medical camp. “By the end I could suit up with my eyes closed,” the barrier of the suits limiting mobility and precluding any touching of the patients, but the protocols necessary for safety. The disease claimed about 50 percent of the patients at first. Staff and patients celebrated those who survived. In 2010, Master Corporal Mark Hoogendoorn was a combat engineer deployed to Afghanistan—his job to find and dismantle IEDs. Early in his tour he leads the search of a suspicious field with three trees hung with white flags, indicating explosives nearby. “My metal detector didn’t pick up on anything, but underneath me was a wooden pressure plate covering plastic explosives.” He is badly injured. His family, fellow veterans, and many others help him during rehab. Organizations such as Soldier On and Invictis Games contribute hugely to his recovery. In spite of his hardship, he reflects on the Canadian Armed Forces: “We are here to help people who can’t help themselves. If I can pull an IED out of the ground, that’s one less kid that might step on it and get killed.” The author, Jody Mitic, is himself a “sniper- team leader,” with twenty years’ experience in the Canadian Armed Forces. He is an advocate for wounded veterans and people with disabilities. His book, Unflinching: the Making of a Canadian Sniper is a best seller. Everyday Heroes is both riveting and important. Highly recommended.

Come and enjoy a fun night out and help the loveable cast of the Louisiana Hayride Show celebrate 10 years of touring this show across western Canada! You’ll hear the best country and rockabilly hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s as they pay tribute to the historical radio program, The Louisiana Hayride with past favourites and new classics. You will love the songs and you will love the stories.

You’ll think you’re at their concert when you see Elvis Presley, Hank Williams, Roy Orbison, Patsy Cline, Crystal Gayle, Lefty Frizzell, Loretta Lynn and Willie Nelson step on stage to perform for you. Also featured in this amazing show is a tribute to Shania Twain. Audiences are loving the connection from ‘old’ to ‘new’ country. In addition to the tributes to these legends, you’ll also enjoy music by ‘greats’ such as John-

ny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Conway Twitty, Charley Pride and more. The talented singers and musicians of the Louisiana Hayride Show recreate these iconic artists and take you on a musical journey with their legendary hits. The ability of the cast to transform themselves into the artists they are portraying, both in appearance and sound is amazing. See “Hayride” on page 10

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I returned to Peterson towards me. Not a moment too Creek armed with my soon, it’s wings popped camera hoping to capture out like little parachutes, the whimsical, trapeze bringing the 17cm, black artist spirit, to discover and white spotted body, a Red-Naped Sapsucker effortlessly to rest on a joining the menagerie. I branch directly beside photographed evidence my head. Unaffected of the largest, red crested, by my presence, the Pileated Wood Pecker’s smallest of the wood peculiar oval nests (every peckers gracefully wound year they make a new its way around, up, over one) adding character and through the many to the trunks of erect, branches. decaying poplars. I stood transfixed by Once again, my little the ease that the tiny Downy friend flitted by Downy Woodpecker me. I dropped my camera soared, swooped, landed, to my waist, deciding to flipped and skipped so trade a timeless photo, for carefree. This delicate a whimsical new outlook looking creature navigated it’s gigantic inspiring me to navigate world without worry or the many intertwining fear. Never doubting it’s branches of my own landing, if one tree didn’t world, with as much possess the desired grub, casually buoyant faith. he just moved on to the Birder’s Tip: Hairy next. He had the utmost Woodpeckers are a larger faith the universe would almost identical species provide. to the Downy. Lewis’s My ears also perked Woodpeckers have to the distinct noise been seen in the groves of a Northern Flicker just past the Heffley drumming off the Creek Tolko mill. The flashing of a nearby Williamson’s Sapsucker is building. This behavior a common visitor to our is known as soundwoodland areas as well. boarding— the most commonly seen Woodpecker with its medium build and undulating flight pattern. Soon, a “Peterson” or “Menorah” of them arrived, perching atop the currently balding Dorling Kindersley trees. via Getty Images Days later

Hayride tribute show returns Continued from page 9 The reviews are in, this is the best show of its kind out there! Take a trip down memory lane with this unique musical extravaganza. The Louisiana Hayride Show, complete with studio stage set, amazing tribute artists and live band will bring you back in time to when songs were meaningful, the words were understood and the sound was pleasant. The cast and crew of the Louisiana Hayride are dedicated to bringing authentic music to you. The

songs you hear will be true to the originals. Ten years of touring this show throughout western Canada, with thousands of fans coming to the show time and time again, proves this is the show to see. You will enjoy an evening of stellar musicianship and extraordinary vocals presented in a completely unique and entertaining way. If you choose just one tribute show to attend, this should be the one.


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KSO will ignite your passions with Amor! The language of love is universal, but nothing helps to ignite passions like the power of music. The Kamloops Symphony is presenting Amor! a Spanish-flavoured musical celebration of love on Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Sagebrush Theatre. Presenting stirring music that tells the exciting and sometimes tragic tales of passionate love affairs paired with sensuous dances, Amor! features selections from Georges Bizet’s masterpiece opera Carmen, the passionate Ritual Fire Dance from Manuel de Falla’s El Amor brujo, SpanishCanadian composer Jose Evangelista’s brief but powerful Symphonie Minute, and the fiery Danzon by Arturo Marquez. Joining the KSO is guest artist, guitarist Thierry Begin-Lamontagne, performing Joaquin Rodrigo’s Concierto de

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KSA Craft Fair - Sat. Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kamloops School of the Arts, 1390 9th Ave. Dermatology Update by Dr. Richard Lewis, Kamloops’ only dermatologist, Wednesday, Nov. 6 6:30 – 9 p.m. Henry Grube Centre, 245 Kitchener Cr. Dr. Lewis will offer an educational lecture on the identification of cancerous moles and a second lecture on the new treatments for skin conditions and the medical uses for Botox. $10 admission. Presented by Thompson Rivers Probus Club. The Chamber Musicians of Kamloops present Heritage Piano Quintet on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Kamloops United Church. Tickets available in advance from cmk. eventbrite.ca or at the door. The Ukrainian Catholic Church Women’s League is now taking orders for peroghys & cabbage rolls at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church. Located on 109 Tranquille Road. Place your order by phone, before November 30 by calling Adelle at 250554-3107 or Mary at 250-376-8934. Winter Tea and Sale - The Mount Paul United Church Women and friends invite you to join them on Saturday, November 16th for their Winter Tea and Sale, located at 140 Laburnum Street on the North Shore. Shop for home baking, handmade goods, jewelry, white elephant goods, plants and books. Admission is free: beverage, and sandwich/dessert plate is $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for children under 12. Our building is unscented. The Tea will open at 1:30 pm and close at 3:00 pm.

We look forward to your visit. Let’s Dance - The Kamloops Social Club is holding a dance open to the public on Saturday, November 16 at the Brock Activity Centre, 1800 Tranquille Rd, Kamloops. Live music by Sleepless Nights, playing a variety of music from country to rock n roll. Doors open 6:30, music from 7-11pm. Tickets $10 at the door. Christmas Craft & Bake Sale, Saturday Nov. 16, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Handmade crafts and baking are all available. Lunch and refreshments will also be available. Please visit the Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 2481 Sunset Dr. Valleyview The Ukrainian Women’s Association will be taking orders for Cabbage Rolls and Perogies until November 20, 2019, with pick-up on Wednesdays from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at Ukrainian Orthodox Church – 1044 8th Street, Kamloops. Last pick-up on November 27, 2019. Call Bella @ 250376-9680. The Kamloops Community Band is getting Up To Snow Good at their annual musical celebration of winter on Wednesday, November 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Kamloops Full Gospel Tabernacle. Up To Snow Good features a fun mix of festive favourites, seasonal treats from around the world, and other musical delights. The Kamloops Choristers will be joining the band as special guests. There will also be a raffle with prizes that will make for great Christmas presents. Tickets are $15 and are available from kamloopsband. eventbrite.ca, or at the door.

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Automotive Trivia Submitted by Gary Miller, Retired Service Advisor, River City Nissan

I was once asked about how much I liked working on cars to which I said, “I don’t so much enjoy working on them as much as I like the finished product.” I love cars and all there is about them so I felt that since this is near Halloween time it was my turn to have some automotive fun. Note, I’m not alone with this pleasure of “cars” as I witnessed a neighbour — a butcher by profession — perform an incredible non-butcher job on restoring a 1970 GS Buick 455. By his quality and love of vehicles the finished product made me think of the saying “There are two ways of paying for hay, before or after it has been through the horse.” It was gorgeous hay. Sometimes I would do this with my students by having a trivia session. What could they find that was considered a piece of trivia about vehicles and the people that run them. Here are some bits of trivia that either have you scratching your head or smiling at ingenuity. The first self propelled personal vehicle was an invention of Mr. Nicholas Cugnot in France, who was the constructor of the first true automobile. Cugnot’s vehicle was a

huge, heavy, steampowered tricycle, and this model made in 1769 was said to have run for 20 minutes at 2.25 miles (3.6 km) per hour while carrying four people. Sam McLaughlin was one of the initial creators of General Motors Canada. They used a Buick engine in a McLaughlin chassis which sold for less money to Canadians than a US built Buick. J.J. McLaughlin was also responsible for the creation of McLaughlin’s Pale Dry Ginger Ale and in 1907 the name was changed to Canada Dry Pale Ginger Ale upon receipt of the patent. While prohibition applied at this time period the soda became well known for it’s abilities to hide a “more spirited” beverage. Many of my students would always answer that Henry Ford had the first “mass production” but sorry to say it was Ransom Eli Olds (Oldsmobile) with the first “mass production”, Ford had the first assembly line more than 10 years later. Some of you have heard of the REO

Speed Wagon, probably more as a music group than a vehicle. There was a real vehicle produced in the 30s as the REO Speed Wagon by it’s name sake above, Ransom Eli Olds. An example of “the cart before the horse” was a Cadillac occurrence. The president of Cadillac was so concerned about the dangers involved in the hand engine cranking process he petitioned for someone to come up with a mechanical starting motor. His best friend died while trying to help someone else who’s Cadillac had stalled. Timing was not manually retarded, the engine kicked backwards in rotation causing the heavy metal crank rod to strike him in the jaw. Unfortunately the impact killed him. The first electrical ignition system or electric starter motor for cars was invented by General Motors (GM) engineers Clyde Coleman and Charles Kettering. The selfstarting ignition was first installed in a Cadillac on February 17, 1911. The invention of the electric starter motor by Kettering

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house at 224 Seymour Street. He attended Stuart Wood School, then high school at Alan Mathews, then up to the new Kamloops High School when it opened on Munro Street. Looking for a parttime job, he heard that the Safeway store on Victoria Street was looking for a cashier and he was told to come down for an interview. The manager was surprised to see him as with the name “Julian” he was expecting a female, but Jules was put to work sorting strawberries. After graduating from high school, he stayed on at Safeway and was then sent to Prince George as the produce manager in the store there. Eventually he was promoted to assistant manager at the Quesnel store, and then back to Prince George. At the time, the Trail store was losing money and Jules was promised a promotion to manager of the Kamloops store if he could earn a profit after a year in Trail. At 22 years of age, Jules took on the challenge and See “Julian” page 13

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Julian & Leslie Slotylak Continued from page 12 was made the youngest manager in the whole Canadian Safeway chain. As the result of a lot of hard work, the Trail store made a profit that year and Jules was transferred back to Kamloops. The Trail experience was also memorable, as that is where he met his future wife, Leslie, when she used to come into the store to buy watermelons. They were married in Fruitvale in 1965. Julian started off his car ownership in style as his first car was a brandnew 1958 Meteor 2-door hardtop. This car was traded in a few years later on a slightly used 1962 Oldsmobile Starfire convertible which was a very rare American model. Both of these cars would be very desirable today. Julian continued his 27-year career with Safeway, opening the new Sahali store and staying as manager until his retirement. He then went on to his second career as Superintendant of Maintenance for the Kamloops School District

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Days for Girls Kamloops empowers girls around the world

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Operation Red Nose seeking volunteers for 2019 campaign By Tara Holmes, Operation Red Nose Co-coordinator The first time I went to volunteer at Operation Red Nose, I went alone. I had bid on some art at the KTW Timeraiser and needed to start getting some volunteer hours done to be able to collect my painting at the end of the year. (See more about the KTW Timeraiser on page 1). I was a little nervous going alone, not knowing who I was going to get teamed up with for a night of driving. I arrived at Desert Gardens, which turns into Operation Red Nose Headquarters for the month, and was greeted by the venue manager and saw my name on the white board beside two other names ‘Jim’ and ‘Janet’. I proceeded to put on the supplied Red Vest, and found my way to the waiting area where I found many volunteers socializing, playing board games, and enjoying the provided goodies like pizza, cookies, muffins, coffee, refreshments, all courtesy of generous sponsors. I was starting to feel quite comfortable now that I was there. After meeting Jim and Janet, we became fast friends and after

being given some safety instructions and reminders of our job descriptions for the night, we were ready to head out. A team of three has a Designated Driver who drives the party goers’ vehicle, while the Navigator sits in the passenger seat. The people who called for the ride go in the back seat, while the Escort Driver follows behind in their own personal vehicle. Once we get the passengers home, they get given their keys, and their car is safely home, and if they choose, they can make a donation which goes to Pacific Sport, and then we wish them good night and return to our Escort Drivers’ car and head out to our next assigned location when the dispatch calls us from Headquarters. The night absolutely flew by and I could not believe how much fun I had. There were even door prize draws for the volunteers donated by sponsors, and the escort drivers were given gas coupons as well. The next day I told my husband what a great time I had and he now comes along and

we have done a few nights every year since. I am now one of the cocoordinators with Katie Klassen for this year’s 23rd annual Operation Red Nose campaign. We are hoping to recruit a total of 250 volunteers. There are other jobs available at Headquarters if you don’t want to be out on the road. If you have thought about volunteering before, I really hope you will consider coming out for just one night to see if you like it. Chances are you will keep coming back for more. Volunteer application forms can be picked up at TCC, Volunteer Kamloops, and Desert Gardens Community Centre. If you are new this year, you will also pick up Criminal Record check forms. These can also be found on our website www.operationrednose. com, or contact Katie Klassen at 250-320-0650, or myself at 250-3714736 and we will deliver the forms right to you. We can both be reached by email at kamloops@ operationrednose.com

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Remembrance Day Ceremonies

“Sharing tales of those we’ve lost is how we keep from really losing them.” ― Mitch Albom, For One More Day

Lest We Forget

250.372.8811 • info@cfelaw.ca

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Mounting of the Cenotaph Guard March on the Colour Party Singing of O Canada REMEMBER TO Last Post BUY A POPPY AND 2 minute silence SUPPORT THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Lament AND ALL OF THEIR Fly Past by 419 Squadron, PROGRAMS Cold Lake Alberta Reveille Prayers Laying of wreaths Parade will form and leave Riverside Park

Parade Route: Riverside Park to Lorne Street Lorne Street to 1st Avenue 1st Avenue to Victoria Street East on Victoria Street to the 500 block where the parade will disperse. Parade Reviewing Stand will be in the 200 block Victoria Street on the South side

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The Happy Choristers

Friday, November 8th, 11 :00am Join in, just like the old days. Poppies will remain on sale until Remembrance Day, November 1-1-th.

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FORTUNE SHOPPING CENTRE 750 Fortune Drive 250.376.4129

700 Tranquille Road Kamloops, BC Remembering all those who bravely fought for us

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SAHA LI MALL

Come to Sahali Mall and Remember 250-374-3033

Honour and remember our veterans

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Slotylak joined Vintage Car Club in 1987 Continued from page 13 of Canada (VCCC) held a car show there. He started looking for an old car and located a 1938 Oldsmobile in the Cherry Creek area where he purchased for $300 and his son, Darren, purchased a Triumph Spitfire from the same location. Julian joined the VCCC in 1987 and, along with the Reading Brothers Restoration Shop in Tappen, began the restoration of the ’38 Olds. During this time, Leslie and Julian decided they needed a garage for the car and managed to redesign their small back yard to accommodate the single-car garage. With Julian refurbishing the small parts in his new garage and the Reading Brothers working on the body and chassis, the Olds was eventually restored to show quality. As with a lot of vintage cars, the find is part of the challenge, and with Julian’s next vintage car, this

story is one of the best. Don Coulter, one of our local members at the time, owned a Cadillac LaSalle and was touring with it in Washingon state near Spokane. They had stopped at a rest stop and a local person approached them, admiring their car and telling them that he knew where there were some more just like it. Don could hardly get to the location fast enough and arrived to find an old recluse living on a dilapidated farm, and out behind the barns were three Cadillac LaSalles (1939 and 1940 coupes and a 1940 convertible) in original “barn-find” condition. Don was able to purchase all three cars and bring them back to B.C. and eventually sold the ’39 coupe to Julian. Jules did not have room for both the Olds and the LaSalle so the Olds was sold to a collector in Holland. The restoration of the LaSalle was then begun, with the Reading Brothers again taking on the job and once

completed, was spectacular. Over the years, Jules has been very active with the VCCC, having stints as Governor, Membership Chairman, Tour Director and served for several years on the Hot Nite in the City committee. About 15 years ago, Julian had a major operation which left him with mobility problems and was no longer able to drive the LaSalle and it was sold to a gent in Edmonton. Jules has not been idle, however, and another one of his passions is collectibles and over the years he has amassed very comprehensive collections of blowtorches, gas pumps, oil cans, garage clocks, National Park buffaloes, and old signs. Refurbishment of these collectibles has kept him active and involved. Julian has enjoyed his association with vintage cars and like-minded people and he continues to participate, despite his mobility issues.

“I think that’s what we all want, in the end. To know that we left footprints when we passed by, however briefly. We want to be remembered. So remember us. Please. Remember us.” ― Mike A. Lancaster, Human.4

LEST WE FORGET

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THE FAMILY FRATERNITY

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

We thank the men and women who served our country to make our dreams possible

lest we forget

Cottonwood Manor North Shore Community Centre

WE’VE MOVED! #210, 1210 Summit Drive, Columbia Place (between Save On Foods & the Dollar Store)

778.471.5619 • www.maritimetravel.ca

Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #1552

730 Cottonwood Avenue • 250-376-8022 • mooselodge1552@shaw.ca

KAMLOOPS CENOTAPH

KAMLOOPS MEMORIAL HILL PARK CENOTAPH TOUR

Office of the Mayor

Cenotaphs offered a place to start the process of public healing and private reflection.

Rarely seen up close, the KMA presents, the Kamloops Cenotaph clock and its accompanying bell, to mark a moment in time when we might stop to reflect.

OUR PAST IS PRESENT KMA

LEST WE FORGET

Join the KMA for a cenotaph tour. Engage with the history of the Battle Street Cenotaph and hear the stories behind some of the names etched in the stone. Participants will receive a small booklet that provides in-depth details of the monument's history. Friday, November 1, 12:15–12:45 pm Saturday, November 2, 1:00–1:45 pm Wednesday, November 6, 12:15–12:45 pm Thursday, November 7, 12:15–12:45 pm Friday, November 8, 12:15–12:45 pm Saturday, November 9, 1:00–1:45 pm

All Ages Welcome FREE Registration required: Kamloops.ca/PerfectMind

730 Cottonwood Avenue, Kamloops, BC Tel: 250-376-4777 • Fax: 250-376-4792

City of Kamloops

NOVEMBER

The almost unimaginable impact of the World Wars reverberated around the globe. Many Canadian communities memorialized their fallen with monuments.

Remembering those who fought for our freedom.

Kamloops City Council gives heartfelt thanks to all Veterans. We will remember them. Memorial Hill Park, 174–300 Battle St, Kamloops, BC

Memorial Hill Park, 174–300 Battle St, Kamloops, BC

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FLU VACCINATION CLINICS PLEASE BRING YOUR CARE CARD TO ONE OF THE FOLLOWING CLINICS COMMUNITY

FLU CLINIC DATE & Time

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Appointment

100 Mile House

Wednesdays, Nov 13-Dec 18 • 1:00 – 4:00 pm

SOUTH CARIBOO HEALTH CENTRE 555 D Cedar Avenue, 100 Mile House V0K 2E0

250-395-7637

Appointment only

108 Mile House

Thursday, Nov 7 • 2:00 – 5:00 pm

108 COMMUNITY HALL 4924 Telqua Drive, 108 Mile House V0K 2Z0

250-395-7637

No appointment necessary

Ashcroft

Tuesday, Nov 5 • 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

ASHCROFT COMMUNITY HALL 409 Bancroft Street, Ashcroft V0K 1A0

250-453-1940

No appointment necessary

Barriere

Wednesday, Nov 13 • 12:00 – 4:00 pm

BARRIERE RIDGE 4936 Barriere Town Road, Barriere V0E 1E0

250-672-5515

No appointment necessary

Big Lake

Tuesday, Nov 12 • 1:00 – 4:00 pm

BIG LAKE COMMUNITY HALL 4056 Lakeview Road, Beaver Valley V0L 1G0

250-302-5000

No appointment necessary

Chase

Thursday, Nov 14 • 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

CHASE COMMUNITY HALL 547 Shuswap Avenue, Chase V0E 1M0

250-679-1393

No appointment necessary

Clearwater

Tuesday, Nov 5 • 1:00 – 6:00 pm

DR. HELMCKEN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL 640 Park Drive, Clearwater V0E 1N0

250-674-3141

No appointment necessary

Clinton

Tuesday, Nov 5 • 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

CLINTON MEMORIAL HALL 306 Lebourdais Street, Clinton V0K 1K0

250-395-7637

No appointment necessary

Horsefly

Wednesday, Nov 13 • 1:00 – 4:00 pm

HORSEFLY SENIORS CENTRE AT THE FIRE HALL 3055 Boswell Street, Horsefly V0L 1L0

250-302-5000

No appointment necessary

Friday, Nov 1 • 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

COAST HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTRE 1250 Rogers Way, Kamloops V1S 1N5 ALLIANCE CHURCH 200 Leigh Road, Kamloops V2B 2L6

250-851-7359

No appointment necessary

Friday, Nov 8 • 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Lillooet

Wednesday, Nov 6 • 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

LILLOOET PUBLIC HEALTH UNIT 951 Murray Street, Lillooet V0K 1V0

250-256-1314

No appointment necessary

Lone Butte Interlakes

Friday, Nov 1 • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

INTERLAKE COMMUNITY CENTRE 7592 Highway 24, Lone Butte / Interlakes V0K 1Z2

250-395-7637

No appointment necessary

Lytton

Thursday, Nov 14 • 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S HOSPITAL 575 A Main Street, Lytton V0K 1Z0

250-256-1314

No appointment necessary

Monday, Nov 4 • 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

MERRITT CIVIC CENTRE 1950 Mamette Avenue, Merritt V1K 1B8

Kamloops

Merritt Savona

Monday, Dec 2 • 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

NICOLA VALLEY HOSPITAL HEALTH CENTRE 3451 Voght Street, Merritt V1K 1C6

Friday, Nov 8 • 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

OAPO #129 SENIOR CENTRE 6605 Buie Road, Savona V0K 2J0

Wednesday, Nov 6 • 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

CARIBOO BETHEL CHURCH 833 Western Avenue, Williams Lake V2G 2J5

Williams Lake Fridays, Nov 15-Dec 20 • 1:00 – 4:00 pm

WILLIAMS LAKE PUBLIC HEALTH UNIT 540 Borland Street, Williams Lake V2G 1R8

No appointment necessary 250-378-3400 Appointment only 250-851-7300

No appointment necessary No appointment necessary

250-302-5000 No appointment necessary

Flu shots are safe, effective, and free for the following: • People 65 years and older and their caregivers household contacts • People of any age in residential care facilities • Children & adults with chronic health conditions and their household contacts • Children and adolescents (6 months to 18 years) with conditions treated for long periods of time with Acetylsalicylic Acid (ASA) and their household contacts • Children and adults who are very obese (Adult BMI ≥ 40; Child BMI assessed as ≥95th percentile) • Aboriginal people (on and off reserve) • All children 6-59 months of age • Household contacts and caregivers of infants and children 0-59 months of age

• Pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy during the influenza season and their household contacts • Visitors to health-care facilities and other patient care locations • People who work with live poultry • Health care and other care providers in facilities and community settings who are capable of transmitting influenza disease to those at high risk of influenza complications • Individuals who provide care or service in potential outbreak settings housing high risk persons (e.g. crew on ships) • People who provide essential community services (First Responders, Corrections Workers) • Inmates of provincial correctional institutions

The flu (influenza) is highly contagious. Getting your flu shot protects you and those around you - at home, school and work.

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Come on down to Seniors’ Community Centre @ Desert Gardens and get out of the cold. It’s November and already we are being reminded in subtle little ways that winter is around the corner. Cheryl’s homemade hot soup and biscuits are a perfect way to take that chill off. Drop by and give it a try. Oasis Café is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for breakfasts and lunches. On November 2nd, we welcome the Thompson Valley Potters Guild for their fine display and sale of pottery. Come check it out and get a head start on your Christmas shopping. The Ladies Auxiliary to SCC will be holding its Xmas Sale on the same day at the Centre - 540 Seymour Street, starting at 10:00 a.m. On November 11, 2019, we are having the opportunity once again to partner with the Royal Canadian Legion and serve hotdogs and hot chocolate to the youth attending the Remembrance Day Parade and Service. Let us not forget all those who have served or are serving our country. We owe them all so much gratitude. Our programs are back to running at full speed and we always welcome new participants. Check out our

Seniors’ Community Centre at Desert Gardens SUNDAY

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TUESDAY

Centre Hours: Mon-Fri: 8:30 am - 4pm Weddings & private functions: Anytime!

Two great locations to serve you better! 603 St. Paul Street Kamloops, BC 250-374-9443

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calendar and see what may be of interest to you. Our partner ICS is once again holding Mother Goose game and story time at our Centre and if you feel like being a Grandparent again we would love to have you attend for some fun on Thursdays at 10 a.m. If you are interested in holding your Christmas Party at the Seniors’ Community Centre @ Desert Gardens please give the office a call to book. Dates are filling up quickly. Operation Red Nose will be starting up the end of November for another great year with headquarters at SCC @ Desert Gardens. If you have some spare evenings during November and December please consider signing up to be a Volunteer and help get folks home safely after a bit of Christmas Cheer. Let’s keep Kamloops safe. Volunteer application forms are available at our front reception desk. Let us not forget those who have served our Country and given us so much freedom. LEST WE FORGET! Until next month bundle up and drop into the Centre for a cup of coffee and a visit. We would love to see you.

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

EVERY MONDAY Coffee Club 10 am 4 Chair Yoga 11 am Table Tennis 1 pm Weightwatchers 5:30 pm KAMLOOPS BLAZERS BOOSTER CLUB DINNER 6:30 PM

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EVERY TUESDAY Chair Fitness 9:30 am5 Coffee Club 10 am Weightwatchers 11:30 am Kiwanis Club 11:45 am Grape Vine 12 pm Bridge 1 pm SCC Dinner 5:30 pm Table Tennis 7 pm

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Flu shots are made with the flu virus, but it’s been inactivated and doesn’t pose a risk of infection to the person receiving the vaccination. Some versions of the flu shot don’t contain any flu virus at all. Frequent complaints of side effects from the flu shot include swelling, tenderness and soreness at the injection site. Some people may get a headache or a low-grade fever, but it will resolve quickly.

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Craft Fairs and Cannabis at NSCC We’ve made it through September with all of the activity start-ups, and October with too much turkey and crazy family, and now we’re on to CRAFTAGANZA!! Does anyone else notice how craft fairs abound from one end of the city to the other, multiple sales run every weekend and everyone is starting to ask “are you ready for Christmas”? It’s like a competition – who is “ready” for the holiday season soonest? Well, guess what? We’re on that train too! We are proud to continue our tradition of our fundraising Craft Fair on Saturday, November 2 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. with entry by donation. Come browse through the many tables and vendors and find new décor to spruce up your home, handmade gifts to impress the person who has everything or get some ideas for your own crafting – all in the spirit of helping you “get ready”! We extend a huge thank you to all of the crafters at Cottonwood Manor, the Cotton Pickers guild

and our community who continue to fill up our fundraising tables year after year with handmade afghans, mittens, toques, and the ever-so-unique mush-mitts. We’ve seen an influx of “old” crafts

becoming popular again, and the mainstays like scrubbies, fridgetowels and knitted dishcloths

never going out of style. Everyone can use a new dishcloth! (hint hint) Our Craft Fair will also feature raffle tickets for several different community fundraisers. The Overlanders Auxiliary Extended Care, RIH Auxiliary Quilters and Cotton Pickers in collaboration with the Community Centre will all be present selling tickets for awesome prizes! We will also have our annual Bake Sale at the Craft Fair – come right at 10 a.m. to get the best selection of homebaked goods from members of the community. The North Shore Community Centre is also hosting a seminar on November 7 at 1 p.m. entitled “Medical Cannabis 101: Is it Right for Me?” This 2-hour seminar is being offered free of charge to the community by Wellworth Health in conjunction with Columbia Street Pharmacy. Please call us at 250-376-4777 for more information and to register. Until next month, I bid you all Adieu.

North Shore Community Centre NOVEMBER 2019 Calendar of Events -

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Diabetic Clinic 8:30 am 5 6 Golfers Bridge 9am 7 Warren’s Yoga 9 am 4 Medi-Fit 9 am Partner Bridge 9 am Tai Chi 9 am Warren’s Yoga 9 am Morning Ukulele 10am Pattern Dancing 10 am Whole Health Care 9 am Joe The Egg Man 9:30am Fitness Fun Cribbage 1 pm Chair Yoga 10:30 am Chair Yoga 10:30 am for Seniors 1:15 pm Carpet Bowling 12:45 pm Meditation Circle 1:30pm Carpet Bowling 12:45 pm Medical Cannabis 101 1pm Tina’s Ukulele Group 6 pm Weightwatchers 5 pm Gentle Nia 6pm Ukulele Circle 1:30 pm Zumba 6:15 pm Dance with Me 6:30 pm Zumba 6:15 pm Duplicate Bridge 7 pm

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Diabetic Clinic 8:30 am 14 Golfers Bridge 9am Chair Yoga 10:30 am Beginners Ukulele 10am NAFR Luncheon 11am Cribbage 1 pm Carpet Bowling 12:45 pm Tina’s Ukulele Group 6 pm Weightwatchers 5 pm Dance with Me 6:30 pm Zumba 6:15 pm Interior Authors Group 6:30pm Duplicate Bridge 7 pm Whole Health Care 9 am

NSCCS Board Mtg 9 am

Partner Bridge 9 am19 Medi-Fit 9 am 20 Warren’s Yoga 9 am18 Pattern Dancing 10 am Warren’s Yoga 9 am Tai Chi 9 am Fitness Fun Joe The Egg Man 9:30am Chair Yoga 10:30 am for Seniors 1:15 pm Chair Yoga 10:30 am Carpet Bowling 12:45 pm Meditation Circle 1:30pm Carpet Bowling 12:45 pm Ukulele Circle 1:30 pm Gentle Nia 6pm Weightwatchers 5 pm Jan’s Dancing Class 6 pm Zumba 6:15 pm Zumba 6:15 pm CPA Seminar 6 pm Woodcarvers 6:30 pm

Diabetic Clinic 8:30 am 21 Golfers Bridge 9am Beginners Ukulele 10am Cribbage 1 pm Tina’s Ukulele Group 6 pm Dance with Me 6:30 pm Duplicate Bridge 7 pm

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Interior Health (IH) is encouraging people who need outpatient lab testing to consider using the Tudor Village Laboratory. Effective Oct. 21, IH will expand the hours at Tudor Village Lab to 7:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. (The lab will no longer be closed from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.) Free parking is available at Tudor Village, located at 1315 Summit Drive in Sahali. Interior Health is also making improvements to the entrance at the Tudor Village Lab to better serve those with mobility challenges. This work will be completed by Oct. 21. Interior Health is pleased to be able to offer increased service at Tudor Village Lab, which will also help ease traffic at Royal Inland Hospital where active construction is under way. We recognize construction can make accessing the outpatient lab at the hospital more challenging at this time.

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Wings on her shoulder “You n’ dad made a comfortable nest, mom, but I won’t be sticking around here forever.” The nest twelve-year old Milly referred to was their drydocked old barge which had no engine. It was moored in a coastal bay near Cole Harbor and was her unemployed-carpenter dad’s pride and joy. He loved the water, and his pipe dream was to renovate the interior cabin. The trouble was he had little to invest in the boat project so his plans drowned in the murky waters of his meagre life. Resourcefulness, however, surfaced like the scum on some areas of the shore. He laid indoor-outdoor carpet throughout, painted the walls and cleaned up all the nooks and crannies. His wife, Peggy, and their little girl, Milly, were eager to play house in the small vessel they called their ‘housecabin’. It was nothing at all like the neighbours’ real houseboats, but it was cozy. By the time Milly was thirteen, the realist in her was coming of age and, for the next four years, she hid the fact from the kids at school that she didn’t live in a regular house in a regular neighborhood. To save face, she took a bus to and from the docks where her unseaworthy home sat flat-landed. In Grade XII, anticipating an escape for adventure after grad, she listened intently to a team of professional military service men and women speak to her grad class about careers. The visiting Royal Canadian Air Force Veteran’s talk tweaked memories of stories her air-force-veteran mother told about herself and about Milly’s late Grandma Mildred. Already a romantic, Millie’s favorite photos in the old albums were of her grandmother’s wedding to an air-force officer. Milly’s mom, Peg, was their only child. Handling the insignias from her kin’s careers, the teen often day-dreamed of being in the Canadian Military. “Hey, Don,” she called to her boyfriend after class. “What would you think of enlisting in the RCAF with me?” “You gotta be kidding,” he pulled a chair out and sat down chuckling. “Why the air force?” “Oh, I guess cuz I’ve heard so much talk about it from mom. In the navy, I’d be back on the water, and I really don’t want to spend another minute on the water. You understand… and it’s hard to imagine carrying a combat rifle or going to boot camp, so the army’s out. We don’t have jobs lined up so what do we have to lose?” Don thought, pretty convincing pitch. “If it doesn’t work out, we can always go

By Rita Joan Dozlaw back home.” “Speak for yourself, Don. I can’t. Dad said not to come home crying if I don’t like being regimented!” “He was probably joking!” Don stroked his blond mustache, “Let’s do it.” Milly’s interview was first. “Thank you for coming in, Miss Warren.” A dignified uniformed officer behind the desk stood and shook Milly’s hand. She stiffened until he offered her a seat. Following further interviews with military personnel, she passed the medical and was handed a one-way train ticket to Quebec for basic training in the RCAF. Don’s credentials took longer, and it unnerved the couple to have to say their good-byes at the train station even if it was only a temporary delay for Don. Waving and throwing kisses, Don’s thoughts comforted him. We’re going to make something of ourselves. He puffed his chest just a bit to allow the exciting flow of patriotism to rush through his veins. He was proud of his girl taking off like that. He’d never really thought of her as independent and patriotic, and he was astonished at her courage. The couple ended up on very separate paths. Don went into aircraft pilot training and was stationed in Comox. The prospects of being deployed abroad to defend Canada’s security excited him. Meanwhile, Milly’s six-weeks training course as a Fighter Control Operator prepared her for her post in the middle of nowhere north of Quebec City in the mountainous area of Mont Apica. Typically, long distance relationships between kids so young almost always deteriorate and theirs was no different. After three long and considerably lonely years at the radar station, Milly requested a change. It was the late sixties, and her only option at the time was the Pinetree Line Radar Station St. Margarets in New Brunswick. She was told she may be restricted to the base for some time tracking enemy and friendly aircraft in a mock battle. Disillusioned, she pulled out of the forces and returned to B.C. to visit her parents and make a long-distance call to Don. Don, still single and not involved with anyone, was overjoyed to hear from Milly. His sixth sense told him she was back in touch for good reasons. The regret he held at losing her for such a long time, after they joined the forces, turned into an epiphany of hope. Better late than never, he thought, and he went right out and bought a modest engagement ring. Milly’s folks had moved

from the creaky old boat to an apartment in Cole Harbor and were doing well so Milly’s visit was short. She boarded a flight to Comox where Don was stationed. Their reunion was reserved; for, they weren’t sure where they stood with each other. They’d grown so much and, it was clear, Don was married to his air force career. A case of nerves made him second-guess his spontaneous purchase of a ring; while Milly, in one instant, knew she wanted to be with Don forever. Within hours, it turned out to be as natural as breathing to confess they’d never fallen out of love with each other. Unfortunately, their brief affair ended suddenly. Milly was called home; for, her father had passed away from an aneurism. While there, she handled the affairs and took a temporary job as a data-entry clerk. Over the course of a couple of months, the two bereaved civilians spoke heart to heart about their future. The military was in their blood—in the past, for Peggy and in the long-ago for grandma Mildred—and Milly knew it was in hers. She decided, and had her mother’s blessing, to leave Cole Harbor for Comox to re-enlist. She hadn’t been feeling well. Her energy was gone and she was still quite emotional so, before leaving town, she stopped into a clinic for a quick check-up. She learned she was ten weeks pregnant. It was a wonderful reason to call Don immediately, but she reconsidered and would call later when she arrived in Comox. She disembarked from her flight as though she had wings on her shoulders. Up in the air and over the moon with her personal life-altering news, her career plan faded from her thoughts. On the phone she asked Don if he had time to see her and talk awhile. “Absolutely, come on out here,” He insisted, overjoyed to hear from her. When she arrived at the base, he had a feeling she was there to reenlist. He wanted to take her on a tour and, with all his heart and soul, woo her back into his life permanently with promises of stability on the base. She declined the tour, citing weariness. Don’s whole life was the air force and he always looked forward to the next adventure. Recently, he was assigned to 14 Wing CF Base, Greenwood—the largest base on the east coast! It might as well have been Timbuktu; for, it was far removed geographically from Comox. It all came out in their conversation. All, that is, except Milly’s secret. See “Wings” page 30

Revelstoke Seniors

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

NOVEMBER 2019 Calendar of Events SUNDAY

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Genealogy 1pm

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Senior Exercise 10 am

Carpet 5 Bowling 9 am

Carpet 7 6 8 Bowling 9 am Billiards 9 am Senior Exercise Coffee Drop-in Senior Exercise Crib 1 pm 9:30 am 10 am 10 am Ballroom Dance Whist 7:30 pm Ballroom Dance Drop-in 7 pm

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Drop-in 7 pm

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18 20 22 Carpet 21 Carpet 19 Bowling 9 am Billiards 9 am Bowling 9 am Bingo 1 pm Coffee Drop-in Senior Exercise Senior Exercise Bridge 7 pm Crib 1 pm 9:30 am 10 am 10 am Darts 7 pm Ballroom Dance Whist 7:30 pm Ballroom Dance

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Genealogy 1pm

Remembrance Day 11

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Closed

Carpet 12 Bowling 9 am Drop-in 7 pm

Genealogy 1pm

Drop-in 7 pm

Drop-in 7 pm

Genealogy 1pm

Drop-in 7 pm

Drop-in 7 pm

Drop-in 7 pm

Brock Activity Centre

9A - 1800 Tranquille Road

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

NOVEMBER 2019 Calendar of Events SUNDAY

Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 am - 4 pm

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ASK US ABOUT OUR “TAKE AND BAKE” MEALS! 3

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Remembrance Day 11

Rentals until 4 pm BINGO 6 pm

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Lunch 11:30 am - 1 pm Cribbage 1 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 Meat Draw 2:30 pm

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Lounge Open 12 pm - 7 pm

Meat Draw 2:30 pm General Mtg Noon

Remembrance Day 11

Open Full Day Music • Dance

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Lounge Open 2 pm - 7 pm

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Chair Fitness 10am Stitchers Club 9 am Stroke Group 10:30 Bridge 1 pm Lunch 11:30 - 1 Canasta 1 pm Canasta 1 pm

Lunch 11:30 am - 1 pm Cribbage 1 pm

5 Lounge Open 2 pm - 7 pm

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Old Time Fiddlers Dance 7:30 - 10 pm

Prostate Cancer Support Group Stitchers Club 9 am Chair Fitness 10am Stroke Group 10:30 10 am Bridge 1 pm Lunch 11:30 1 Canasta 1 pm Social Club Dance Canasta 1 pm 7 - 11 pm

FOR INFORMATION ON ALL LEGION EVENTS call 250-374-1742 or email Secretary@kamloopslegion.com Lounge Open 12 pm - 7 pm

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Chair Fitness 10am Stitchers Club 9 am Stroke Group 10:30 Bridge 1 pm Potluck Lunch 12 pm Canasta 1 pm Canasta 1 pm

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Chair Fitness 10am Lunch 11:30 - 1 Canasta 1 pm

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Royal Canadian Legion Br. #52 SUNDAY

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14 Lounge Open 2 pm - 11 pm Crib & Darts

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

28 Lounge Open 2 pm - 11 pm Crib & Darts

8 Lounge Open 2 pm - 7 pm Crib 2 pm

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22 Lounge Open 2 pm - 7 pm Crib 2 pm

29 Lounge Open 2 pm - 7 pm Crib 2 pm

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SILLY SCIENCE Q: After you die, what part of your body is the last to stop working? A: Your pupils. They dilate.

Shuswap Lake Senior Citizens Society NOVEMBER 2019 Calendar of Events SUNDAY

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Bingo, Olena Bramble .....................250-803-9688 Carvers, Olena Bramble..................250-803-9688 We are looking Elder Services, Lee Ann or Brenda 250-833-4136 for Bingo Hall Rentals, Olena Bramble...........250-803-9688 Caller and Mount Ida Painters, Olena Bramble250-803-9688 Move With Music, Olena Bramble ..250-803-9688 Bingo Manager Spiritualist Church, Gloria Makey ..250-832-8058 Backups. Call: Tuesday Painting, Ross Chester ....250-832-3579 250-803-9688 Zen Meditation, Vaughn McArthur ..250-804-3139

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Remembrance Day 11

Centre Closed

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Carving 9 am - 12 noon

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28 Carving 9 am - 12 noon

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By referral only

Seniors’ Resource Centre - Salmon Arm SUNDAY

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

29 Pool & Cards 10am - 2pm Hall Rented 5-9pm

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Move with Music 10am - 11:30am Bingo 4 pm Doors Open 6 pm Walk Ins

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Move with Music 10am - 11:30am Bingo 4 pm Doors Open 6 pm Walk Ins

Caregiver Support Lunch w/Friends Group 10 am

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Remembrance Day 11

Foot Care (by appt. only)

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Foot Care (by appt. only) Caregiver Support

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Move with Music 10am - 11:30am Bingo 4 pm Doors Open 6 pm Walk Ins

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250-374-4949

Toll Free: 1-800-555-8373

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

Have a wall that just won't stay nice?

Day Away 21

Day Away Good Food Box Pick Up

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“On the Auto Mile”

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Day Away 14

Day Away

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Foot Care (by appt. only)

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!

Move with Music 10am - 11:30am Bingo 4 pm Doors Open 6 pm Walk Ins

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

Day Away

Foot Care (by appt. only)

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

Salmon Arm, B.C. V1E 1H1

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Foot Care (by appt. only)

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

320A Second Ave. NE

THURSDAY

Foot Care (by appt. only)

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

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Day Away 5 Monday 4 Foot Care Morning Market (by appt. only)

CONSIGNMENTS WELCOME

Move with Music 10am - 11:30am Bingo 4 pm Doors Open 6 pm Walk Ins

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Day Away

Day Away

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

NOVEMBER 2019 Calendar of Events SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

www.5thAveSeniors.org

THURSDAY

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

POOL ROOM OPEN WEEKDAYS 9 AM - 5 PM 3 Duplicate Bridge 1 pm

10

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

Remembrance Day 11

Duplicate Bridge 1 pm

17 Duplicate Bridge 1 pm Jammers Dance 7 pm

24 Duplicate Bridge 1 pm

18 Table Tennis 8:30 am Keep Fit 10:45 am Crib 1:30 pm Line Dancing 1:30 pm Ukulele 6:30 pm Camera Club 6:30 pm 25 Table Tennis 8:30 am Keep Fit 10:45 am Crib 1:30 pm Line Dancing 1:30 pm Ukulele 6:30 pm Camera Club 6:30 pm

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

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Table Tennis 8:30 am Canasta 10 am Ukulele Beginner 1 pm Ukulele 2 pm Square Dance 6:30 pm

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

Whist 10 am 14 Keep Fit 10:45 am Social Bridge 1:30 pm Table Tennis 2 pm Crib 7 pm Vintage Car Club 7 pm

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

Table Tennis 8:30 am 20 Canasta 10 am Keep Fit 10:30 am Ukulele Beginner 1 pm Ukulele 2 pm Floor Curling 2 pm Square Dancing 7 pm

Whist 10 am Keep Fit 10:45 am Social Bridge 1:30 pm Table Tennis 2 pm Crib 7 pm

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Weightwatchers 8:30 am Scrabble 9:30 am Darts 1 pm Line Dancing 1:30 pm Camera Club 6:30 pm

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Whist 10 am Keep Fit 10:45 am Social Bridge 1:30 pm Table Tennis 2 pm Crib 7 pm

Weightwatchers 8:30 am Table Tennis 8:30 am Canasta 10 am Scrabble 9:30 am Ukulele Beginner 1 pm Darts 1 pm Ukulele 2 pm Line Dancing 1:30 pm Square Dancing 6:30 pm

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Whist 10 am Keep Fit 11 am Social Bridge 1:30 pm Table Tennis 2 pm Crib 7 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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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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Sing Along 9:45 am Canasta 10 am Birthday Lunch 12 pm Cancer Yoga 12 pm Dup. Bridge 1 pm

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Glory continues for Zone 8 Keeping in mind that all participants were winners in the importance for seniors to exercise body, mind and spirit, following are the top 3 Zone 8 placings in sports not mentioned in October. Overall, Zone 8 ranked 5th out of 12 zones with Dragon Boat Floor Curling Mountain Biking x-country long course Pickleball

Slo Pitch

Submitted by Linda Haas 239 medals: 83 gold, 85 silver, and 71 bronze. Congratulations! Our next General meeting will take place March 19. Stay tuned in the meantime for monthly updates in The Kamloops Connector, a great source of information for all seniors and seniors-

Mixed final Women final C M/W 55+ Group B W55-59 M60-64 M70-74 M4.0 W4.0 W3.5 M/W 3.0 M/W 4.0 W 2.75 W 3.5 W4.0 M 3.0 M 3.5 M4.0 M/W 55+ team

Snooker Soccer

M65-74 M55+ team

Sturling

M/W 55+

Swimming

W85-89 W70-74 W65-69 W60-64 M60-64

M55-59 M60-64 M70-74 Table Tennis

Tennis

Track & Field

W65-69 W65-69 M70-74 M75+ M55-59 D W65-69 D M/W65-69 M/w 75+ M70-74 D M60-64 M80+ W 70-74 W75-79 W65-69 D W70-74 D M/W60-64 M/W 80+ M80+ D M60-64 W60-64 M65-69 M80-84 W75-79

M55-59 M60-64 M85-89 W65-69 M75-79 M55+ M55+ W70-74 W90-94

in-training, and a much appreciated friend of the 55+ BC Games. One final observation: Many of us get heavier as we get older, but it’s because there’s a lot more information in our heads. That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it!

KIDS Mixed, 3 KIDS Women, 1 Shuswap Coots, 2 Dot Coburn, Bernard Larocque, Joanne Larocque, Verna Rose: 1 Suzi Tevendale,1 Tony Buckley, 2 Darch Obome, 1 Kevin Scollon, 3 Ann McGrath, 1 Wilma Steinke, 3 K.J. Klontz, 2 Ada Durkin, Rich Fischer, 2 KJ Klontz,Richard Slater, 3 Joyce Michaud, Charlene Fowler, 1 Kathy Nielsen, Laura Thibault, 3 Wilma Steinke, Agnes Baker, 1 Dennis Culic, Roy Grant, 3 Keith Brown, Darcy Kerr, 2 Dave Royce, Lance Jang, 2 Ed Gagnon, Rick Chatterley, Spencer Coman, Cliff Wale, Wes Sandy, Laurel Wale, Keven Colman, Linda Zumwalt, Les Hobson, Todd Grant, Barb Flottorp, Valerie Cox, Mary Armstrong, 1 Ken Martel, 1 Brian Russell, Kevin Fertile, Rob Jameson, Larry Filipig, Elio Marrelli, Robert Piva, Angelo Antulov, Guy Dugas, Dave Goddard, Zoran Bosikovic, Jeff Alllan, David Howes, Damen Kashluba, Steve Murphy, Kelly Shantz, Sean Wallace, Scott Green, Duncan Kerr, Scott Huyghebaert, Barb Hodder, Dwight Hodder, 1 Janet Quesnel, Paul Quesnel, 3 Elizabeth Naylor 50m freestyle, 2; 100m freestyle, 2, 25m backstroke, 1, 50m backstroke, 1, 100m backstroke, 1, 25m freestyle, 1 Maureen Thomas 100m backstroke, 3, 25m backstroke, 2, 200m freestyle, 3, 400m freestyle, 1, 50m backstroke, 2 Candace Reklinski 25m breaststroke, 3, 100m breaststroke, 2, 50m breaststroke, 2 Terry VanMeer 25m butterfly, 3, 200m freestyle, 1, 100m breastroke, 2, 100m freestyle, 1, 50m freestyle, 2, 100m individual medley, 3 Linda Hall 25m backstroke, 1, 25m breaststroke, 3, 25m freestyle, 1,50m breaststroke, 1, 50m freestyle, 1, 100m breaststroke, 1 Gregory Hall 100m freestyle, 3, 100m breaststroke, 2, 25m breaststroke, 3 Keith Stewart 100m freestyle, 2 Rick Greenwood 25m butterfly, 2, 25m freestyle, 3, 50m breaststroke, 2, 25m breaststroke, 2, 100m individual medley, 1 Norbert Miller 25m backstroke, 1 Rudi Ingenhorst 50m backstroke, 2, 100m backstroke, 2, 25m backstroke, 1 Competitive: Xiao Yu Zhang, 1 Recreational: Ann Nikmo, 1 Recreational: Doug Cole, 1 Recreational: Peter Wessel, 2 Competitive: Wilf Pauls/Jarvis Wice, 3 Competitive: Pauline Ng/ Xiao Yu Zhang, 1 Competitive: Majnik/Zhang, 2 Recreational: M Nikmo/A Nikkmo, 3 Recreational: H. Gebauer/ C. Gebauer, 2 Recreational: Henry Gebauer/Doug Cole, 1 Alan Harrison, 3 Mick Ford, 3 Sue Ford, 2, Tish Schweizer, 3 Dianne Kerr, 1 DiannNicolette Eadie/Sandy Yeomans, 1 Dianne Kerr/Tish Schweizer, 1 Alan Harrison/Debbie Harrison, 1 John Farmer/Shirley Craddock, 2 John Farmer/George Morfitt, 1 Rob Kurta 50m, 3 Randy Heighton, 1500m Race Walk, 2, discus, 3, shotput, 2, weight throw, 2 Margaret Rhebergan 50m, 3, 100m, 3, 80m hurdles, 1, high jump, 2, long jump, 2, triploe jump, 1, Mel Dohert, 50m, 2, 100m, 3 Richard Sim, 800m, 1, 5000m, 2 Karl May 50m, 2, 100m, 3, 200m, 1, 400m, 1, 80m hurdles, 2, Outdoor pentathlon, Karl Mey, 1 Sue Dulley, 100m, 3, 800m, 1, 1500m, 2, 5000m, 2 Kathy Brand: discus, 1, shotput, 2, hammer throw 1, javelin, 2, weight throw, 1, throws pentathlon, 1 Hellen Byron, shotput, 3 Angelo Anastasio, 200m, 3 Rob Kurta, 200m, 3 Bruce Butcher, 2, discus, 1, shotput, 1, javelin, 1 Linda Haas 5000m power walk, 3, triple jump, 2 Yvonne Diblee:, discus, 1, shotput, 2, javelin, 3, weight throw, 2, Throws pentathlon, 1 Alan Vyse, 5000m power walk, 1, 1500m race walk, 1 Tony Haas 5000m 5000m power walk, 3, hammer throw 2, weight throw, 3, throws pentathlon, 3 4x400m relay: Bruce Butcher, Richard, Sim, Mel Doharty, Karl Mey, 3 4x400m power walk relay: Alan Vyse, Tony Haas, Randy Heighton, Mel Dohorty, 1 Diane Matus: high jump 1, long jump, 2, hammer throw3 Margaret Raffan: discus, 2, shotput, 2, javelin, 1, weight throw, 2

Lakeview Community Centre Society NOVEMBER 2019 Calendar of Events SUNDAY

MONDAY

Anglebay Entertainers Chorus Jo 250-955-2282 Carpet Bowling Blair 250-955-0032 Craft Classes Cathey O. 403-465-1724 Dance Lessons Tom & Connie 250-679-2166 Drop-in Crafts Dolores 250-517-9618

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Savona and Area 50+

O.A.P.O Branch #129

6605 Buie Road/Savona Access Rd

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PRESENTED BY THE CITY OF KAMLOOPS

Join us on a tour around town and see the best lights of the City. There will be hot beverages, festive treats, and holiday entertainment at the Sandman Centre. A bus will pick you up and return you to your pickup location.

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Childhood Legacy: Family Karma

I often wonder what those first ten years of my life created in me. I don’t mean to get too personal, but Jan Arden does and everyone loves her. Of course, I’m not famous so I may not get away with it. And I promise I will lighten up in my next column. Psychologists say the first years of childhood are foundation years, when our personalities and life experiences set us on a certain path cobbled with limiting beliefs about ourselves and the world around us. On the other hand, current popular culture fills us with ideas that if we want our lives to go in a new direction, it is within our own hands and minds to do so. I wonder? How do we erase parts of a time in our lives so formative and which profoundly influenced us but we don’t remember? I grew up in poverty

in post-war Britain. It was about victory then and the austerity was downplayed or considered character building. I was only one year old when the war ended. Two years in that early life, my Mom, Dad, an older brother, me and a baby sister lived handto-mouth squatting in two abandoned houses, one after the other. Is that why I’m sensitive about homelessness, scarcity, and hunger? Is that why I have a lifelong habit of stock piling food and eating too much? Is that why I fear there will not be enough sustenance and consequently love to go around? Is that why I have an acute fear of not being safe? Or, if you grew up as I did with the childhood unresolved loss of a sweetheart grandmother after four months of paralysis and blindness dying in our dining room, you might forge a relationship with someone who always had one foot out the door until he eventually took out both of them. It’s a tricky business unravelling one’s childhood and its influence on us. At my age, I frequently recall

the good and interesting memories. Many of my sentences begin with “I remember” or to my siblings, “Do you remember that time?” And the response, “No! No! That’s not how it happened” makes us scramble around trying to fill in the gaps and inconsistencies, knowing one sibling has the best memory for details but arguing anyway, stunned by our own lack of memory. God or the universe gave me the capacity and interest in all things psychological and emotional. But I don’t believe in mistakes, instead I’m prone to figure it all out. But it’s not that easy when judgment in a Western (perhaps global) culture is currently an incited norm. Maybe it’s hard to make changes in our own belief system while we resist the ones from our childhood that our current culture supports. It takes great commitment and honesty to do so. “When we are willing to understand what our past experiences must have been like, we evolve and discover

How do I avoid a most painful phone call? funeral home to arrange for Murray to be picked up. Alice does not want to make that call so her son-in-law Brad offers to do it for her. He calls the funeral home. If Brad calls me, one of the first questions I ask Brad is “Did Murray have a Will?” You might think I’m being crass. (“There they go, just thinking about the money!”) but I’m pretty sure I’ve that’s not why I have to dedicated a column ask this question. It’s all to this before, but it keeps happening, so I’m about the LAW! You see, I’m not allowed to go and writing about it again. pick up Murray without I’m talking about who receiving permission calls the funeral home from the person with after Murray dies. It the legal authority. If may seem simple and there’s a Will, I must get obvious – Murray dies that permission from and someone calls the the Executor if possible. funeral home – but it’s Even though Alice has not simple at all. Reading been Murray’s wife for this article might save 50 years, if Murray’s Will you or your family a lot named cousin Ralph as of stress and pain. Executor, I have to get Here’s what usually permission from cousin happens when Murray Ralph before going to dies. Murray’s wife Alice pick up Murray. I cannot is a wreck; perhaps she’s legally pick up Murray been by his side and based on permission she’s exhausted. She’s in from Brad or even Alice! shock or tears or both. If there isn’t a Will But the nurse tells Alice (or if the Executor’s not that she’ll need to call the willing or not available

to get involved), I have to get permission from the next of kin before picking Murray up. In this case, I’ll need permission from Alice, not Brad. The fact that Alice is an emotional wreck, or has gone home to bed does not mean we can accept instructions from Brad. Quite frankly, if I (or any funeral home) pick up Murray based on Brad’s phone call alone we can get fined or lose our license. That’s how serious this is to the Regulators. So, a very big gift you can give your family is to have a Will and tell your Executor that they are the one who has to instruct the funeral home to pick you up upon your death. If you don’t have a Will, tell your next of kin about this article. Here’s another important fact: your Executor or next of kin cannot make this phone call before you die, it has to be afterward. If you have any questions about this important article please call me.

“truths” through current experiences. It’s like the entry of multiple tributaries into the river we are sailing in: tributaries of fragmented memories, unconfirmed

speculations, the actions of primal provocateurs, (situations and people in our lives who trigger old beliefs and childhood feelings about ourselves, otherwise known as

“pushing our buttons”), and unexpected events that throw us into what my mother used to call “a flat spin.” Wendy Weseen, August 10, 2019

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Kamloops Social Club provides activities & get-togethers 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, easy-terrain bike rides, snowshoeing, X-country skiing & other social get-togethers proposed by members. Our themed potlucks are in September, December and March. Meetings followed by a social are every other month

at 7pm at the Oddfellows Hall, 423 Tranquille Rd. We welcome new friends to join us. FMI, check our website: www.kamloopssocialclub. com. or call Bonnie at 250319-8510. Join us as we continue our search in Genealogy! The Kamloops Family History Society meetings

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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) coffee and pastry will be available. FMI contact Connie at 250-8523218. As August ended, there were 68 kidney patients in the Kamloops area who are on the pre-transplant list. If you are one of those people, or someone else who has been impacted by kidney disease, the Kamloops Kidney Support Group is here for you. We meet on the second Saturday and the second Wednesday of every month 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 250573-2988. 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 Kamloops Street Rod Association meets: Nov 6 - A&W Northshore, Nov 13 -KSRA Meeting at Valleyview Hall, Nov 20 - A&W Valleyview, Nov 27 - A&W Northshore. FMI call Rae at 250-374-5251 or Brian at 250-851-0586. 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. 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. 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.

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November 2019 Free parking. Call 250-5790228, 250-579-8259 or 250376-0917. 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.

Page 29 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, 9A1800 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

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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: kamloopsstrokerecovery@ gmail.com or phone Ashley at 604 376-7552. 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. 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: 250-3720468 Bernice or 250-3778364 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. 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.

Kamloops Curling Club Annual Cra t Fair Nov 6th 5-8pm 25 amazing vendors including Kristina Benson Wearable Art, Eye Feel Pretty Lashes, Norwex, Willow Craft Custom Clay Fibre Works, The Awakened Soul, Peekaboo Beans, Goopea Breakfast Mix, N’ci?cn’s Beading and Crafts, and more!

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Hello November The Tennis Table Club would like to thank the Sports Legacy Fund. It is impossible to overstate the benefits of keeping active later in life. It not only helps keep the body and mind healthy, but it’s an important way of getting out and about, meeting new people and socializing with friends. We are called the Kamloops Senior Table Tennis Activity Club and we play table tennis (ping-pong) three times a week at Desert Gardens Community Center. As we have more players joining us, we needed another pingpong table. In 2018, with the help of the Sports Legacy Fund we were able to purchase a most needed certified tournament table tennis table. In 2019, we were again a recipient of the Kamloops Sports Legacy Fund and were able to buy 6 Andro barriers to separate the tables. We are all so happy for the grants and our Kamloops Senior Table Tennis Activity Club would like to show and express gratitude for the contributions we received. Most people played ping-pong as teenagers, but it is actually a perfect game for the elderly. It

is a low impact activity that improves mobility, mental health and has numerous beneficial physical effects such as increased cerebral blood flow, better co-ordination and upper body strength. Developing better balance is another example of how pingpong can benefit a person and help reduce potential falls. Often table tennis is billed a “brain sport” - featuring a mix of aerobics, strategy, quickness and coordination. Likewise, we should not forget the important social connection of seniors with each other, enjoying the same hobby. We are the only table tennis club in Kamloops and we would like to emphasize that younger people who like to play are more than welcome to join us in Desert Garden Community Center. 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 250372-3965.

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Kamloops Santa Claus Parade

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A matter of perspective so much. Oranges and yellows emerge where once was green. I recently learned those oranges and yellow pigments were there all along waiting for their moment to shine. As the days shorten the green chlorophyll breaks down and fades away and the oranges and yellows have their moment. Perhaps instead of arguing “old vs middle aged” we should be talking about seasons of change and the cycle of life. It seems a more beautiful way to consider what it means to be advancing in years. I like the idea that as my summer days come to an end and the full green of the chlorophyll recedes—(I can feel it taking its leave in my joints)—some part of myself that is bright and beautiful waits to emerge in its full glory. It certainly changes my perspective on whether I am old or middle aged. As I embrace these autumnal days, knowing winter is not far behind, I wonder what new colours will emerge as I move toward my next birthday. What part of who I am will finally have its own moment in the sun? In the beginning, Creator

put this world together and wove wisdom through all parts of it. Wisdom colours the leaves in the fall. Wisdom calls the salmon back to their spawning grounds this time of year. Wisdom proclaims a time of rest for living things through the winter. Wisdom will push new buds out next spring. And wisdom lives in those who are “middle aged.” Take some time each day to seek out wisdom, maybe with a walk in the “wild” world or sitting at the feet of an elder. Or maybe look into yourself to see what new colours are emerging as the days grow shorter. Be wild. Be wise. Rev LeAnn Blackert is in ministry with the new Wild Church in Kamloops (wildchurchbc.org). She works with Michele Walker and Lesly Comrie in this ministry. LeAnn loves creating houses out of piles of leaves, long walks through local parks, connecting with others in the natural world, and the wild hills that surround Kamloops. She also loves growing older with her partner and their two middle-aged cats.

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Colouring outside the lines Rev. Leann Blackert, Wild Church

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“I’m not old. I’m middle aged.” Grams made this proclamation to her grandchildren on a regular basis. Our response was to laugh and say “well, unless you plan to live to be 120 you aren’t middle aged – you’re OLD!” As I walk through my 60th year of life on this planet, with the big 6-0 looming next summer, I have apologized over and over to Grams. I am not old. I am middle aged. My perspective has changed. In the book of Job, we read: “In old age is wisdom; understanding in a long life.” My Grams was the

perfect example. At her feet, I learned patience and discipline, compassion and justice. She taught my sister and me to sew, crochet, knit, iron clothes, and cook. We used to beg to have sleepovers with Gramps and Grams because it would mean a fishing trip to the creek with Gramps and pre-bedtime back scratches with Grams. Her great wisdom was revealed in these moments as one of us sat in front of her while the timer counted down the minutes as she scratched a back while the other sibling scratched her back. When the timer went off my sister and I traded places and Grams’ never-ending back scratch continued! Grams made work into games. Every fall she would enlist us to rake the cascading oak leaves into neat rows that formed the outline of a house with rooms, windows and doors. We would play in our leaf house, decorating the rooms with sticks and acorns before we had to haul all those leaves over to the burn pile. Maybe this is why I love autumn with its bright colours and falling leaves

Besides, the timing couldn’t be worse; for, he was flying out to his new station that week. Broken emotionally, their good-byes felt permanent when Don left. Milly held a job at the base and made her home nearby. Six months later, she delivered a beautiful baby girl. In a telegraph wire, Don got the happy news and managed a short leave to see his newborn daughter, Danielle. There were no expectations, on Milly’s part, of a ‘father/husband-role’ from Don. They mutually agreed on a reasonable figure for child support—long before the days those words were coined. There had been no engagement, no

wedding… only departures. Don and his beloved Danielle formed a strong loving pen-pal relationship. The day she turned sixteen, she wrote him. “My biggest dream right now is to someday be in the air force.” That goal brought her dad to his knees. When she graduated, it was like deja vu all over again for Milly. Danielle, like her mother and her Grandma Mildred—who had dared to be an air force gal in the ‘Five-foot two crew’—enlisted straight out of high school. The thirdgeneration woman in her family to do so, she joined the RCAF, Women’s Division to serve her country. Her father, recently based permanently in Comox,

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was there and, on a wing and a prayer after the ceremony, got down on one knee and asked both his girls to let him be the husband and father he longed to be. With his plea, he put the sentimental keepsake ring on Danielle’s finger and a sparkling new ring on Milly’s. Wedding photos taken at the Comox Air Force Beach Pavilion show the family of three, and their attendants, in airforce blue tunics. “I may not have wings on my shoulder any more like you two, but ‘la dolcevita’ is mine because I have you both,” Milly whispered to Don after the marriage kiss.

FEEL A LITTLE BLUE AROUND THE HOLIDAYS? Need some quiet space in the midst of “Jingle Bells” and “Joy to the World”? When loss, grief, depression, pain or hopelessness fill Christmas…our churches are offering non-denominational, nontraditional services of hope and healing. All are welcome!

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Blue Christmas Service Wednesday, December 3 at 7:00 pm Kamloops United Church, 421 St Paul St. FMI: 250-372-3020 or www.kamloopsunited.ca


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