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All Things Artisan in Sorrento Rose presented their proposal to fellow By Dawn Clarke Two determined artisans with infinite board members, and with a small financial passion, drive, enthusiasm and a new contribution, plus liability insurance supstore, is a combination that is a sure to be a port, they established and opened the winner for the Shuswap Artisan Market, Shuswap Artisan Market for five months opening May 1, in its new location. It will during 2017. What a success! Sales totalbe located at 7ling over $50,000, 1204 Notch Hill and the support of Road, close by both local resithe crosswalk, dents and visitors across from Petto the area, conrocan, in Sorrenfirmed the supto. The decision port, interest, and to move from potential for artinext to the Lightsan products of all house Market to a types and styles. totally new unit, It does not take will not only prolong in a discusvide a state-of-the sion with Debbie -art retail space, and Rose to unbut also allow Rose Collin [left] and Debbie Reeves, preparing boards derstand why their year-round open- for rustic displays in the new Shuswap Artisan Market, idea was so sucopening May 1st. ing for this noncessful and why profit venture. 2018 will certainly It was at the end of 2016 that Debbie see them build on their initial success. Reeves and Rose Collin, both Directors Debbie established her own business ‘Isn’t serving on the board of the Arts Council That Pretty’ to develop, produce and share for the South Shuswap and talented artiher love for wooden up-cycle products. sans in their own right, suggested that the Rose chose the area of fused glass and wealth of local artisan talent in the area (Continued on page 3) could support a retail outlet. Debbie and


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glass mosaic, not to mention her one-ofa-kind aprons when launching her company, ‘The Ever-Changing Palette’. In addition to their individual businesses, they have devoted hours of their time to identify and recruit local artisans who share their vision, creativity and enthusiasm. Within six months of receiving the go ahead for their plan, they created a list of artisans, hunted down and secured donations of shop fixtures, shelving and display units, and developed a format for how the venture would operate. It did not stop there and for 2018, 30% of their artisans will be first-time participants. For a small retail fee, and a commitment to work in the store for 2-3 days per month, artisans are provided with an opportunity to show and sell their products at minimal cost with excellent exposure. The total sales value is returned to them, other than any credit card transaction costs. Debbie and Rose ensure all products are merchandized in a manner to best display and promote each artisan’s talent. Displays incorporate a combination of products rather than the more traditional route of grouping each artisan’s products together in one area. This results in customers viewing items in a synergistic display, more relevant to their own home environment. Items range in price from $10 to $750 and cover everything from jewellery to painted furniture and pottery, and everything in between! The amount of artisan talent in the South Shuswap never ceases to amaze Debbie and Rose when canvasing for artisans to be part of their venture. They

have not had to stray far from the Blind Bay/Sorrento area to offer a diverse and individual range of products. Focussing on modern, top quality products has proved popular with customers, and new artisans are always welcomed. Once stock arrives in the store, Debbie and Rose are fastidious in ensuring displays do not become stale. Items not selling, are replaced with new on a regular basis. The layout of the store and the displays are changed weekly, giving the customer a fresh feel to the ‘market’ on every visit. The two ladies are very keen to point out that they are always interested in meeting and talking to artisans who have not yet been involved, and application forms are available in the store to become part of this very successful operation. Currently, Debbie and Rose are actively looking for artists who work with metal to further enhance the broad spectrum of items offered. The ‘Grand Opening’ of the new facility will be on Saturday, 5th May and opening hours will be Tuesday to Saturday, 9am-4pm. During July and August, the store will operate 7 days per week. The transition to 12 month opening will enable the Artisan Market to focus on events throughout the year, and plans are already being formulated for significant dates and holidays such as Christmas, Halloween, Mother’s Day, Valentines Day….the opportunities are endless For more information on the Shuswap Artisan Market and view examples of items available, visit Facebook Shuswap Artisan Market, or drop by the store from May 1st for an up-close and personal view of Shuswap artisan talent.


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Workshops to Help Build Our Community A comprehensive series of workshops for businesses and non-profit organizations (NPOs) will be conducted this spring and fall under a collaboration between the South Shuswap Chamber of Commerce, Shuswap Community Futures, and the CSRD, in an effort to help strengthen our community. The need for these educational sessions became evident during discussions held as part of the Labour Market Study, the Shuswap Economic Development Plan process and as feedback received from several granting workshops. Given the critically important contributions to our community made by businesses and non-profits, I believe this workshop series has the opportunity to significantly enhance the quality of life throughout the South Shuswap. The first workshop took place on April 7th. Here’s a brief rundown of future workshops: • Society Act Changes Due November 2018-Are You Ready? - Saturday April 28, 9:30-11:30 am, Sorrento Memorial Hall Facilitator: Kathryn Vennard, LLP, Brooke, Downs, Vennard Every non-profit society and association is facing an important deadline in November. This workshop is an opportunity for directors of non-profit groups to better understand the new Society Act, to get their questions answered, and to appreciate what they need to do on behalf of

their NPO to comply. Kathryn Vennard is a local lawyer who is well-versed on the details of the Society Act. She is a knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and entertaining workshop leader. • Marketing Through Social Media Saturday, May 5, 9:30-12:30 pm. Carlin Community Hall Facilitator: Sidney Barron, Sidney Barron Web Concepts Surveys conducted in the development of this workshop series indicated that improving knowledge and skills regarding use of social media is a high priority for both businesses and NPOs; with billions of people connecting worldwide, this is no surprise. The goal of this session is to provide participants with a practical, current and hands-on experience designed to enhance their ability to use social media to market a business or NPO. Sydney Barron has a degree in Information Technology Management, has spent several years in various web and social media marketing and communications positions, and now resides in Salmon Arm. • Governance Training for Your NonProfit Group - Saturday May 12, 8:30 -1:00 pm Quaaout Lodge (Full lunch included) Facilitator: Deb McClelland, Kamloops Chamber of Commerce There are few opportunities for direc-


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tors of NPOs to receive education about good governance practices. The goal for this session is to provide NPO directors with a useful and practical framework they can immediately employ to enhance their approach to policies, practices and decision-making in a transparent and effective manner. Deb McClelland is the Executive Director for the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce and in 2013, was the Canadian Chamber Executive Director of the Year. When not fulfilling her ED duties, Deb provides governance training and strategic planning for non-profits. • Succession Planning and Selling Your Business - Saturday June 9, 9:3012:30 pm, Cedar Heights Centre Facilitator: Rob Marshall, Shuswap Community Futures Most small business owners have no formal plan to sell, transfer or wind down their business. Succession planning is all about taking control of your eventual exit from the business. It’s a process, not an event, and success requires careful planning and decision-making over time. This workshop is designed to provide you with guidance and tools to help you move into the next phase of your life, successfully. Rob Marshall is Executive Director at Community Futures, which is in the business of helping businesses grow and succeed. As you can see, we have developed a top notch educational program. I would encourage all businesses and non-profits in the South Shuswap to participate. To register, please go to or call 250-515-0002.

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South Shuswap Chamber of Commerce News By Karen Brown, Executive Director • Tourism Kick–Off Breakfast The North & South Shuswap Chambers of Commerce will be hosting a Tourism Kickoff Breakfast on Friday May 4 at Duffer’s Den starting at 8:00 am. The public, tourism operators and recreation providers are encouraged to attend. Cost is free to chamber members and $15 to nonmembers. A prime opportunity to pick up Shuswap Tourism literature for 2018 – Vacation Planners, Cycling and Hiking Guides, and more. This is also an excellent opportunity to promote your business or organization’s happenings. Bring your own brochures and rack cards for other businesses to pick up. Community cross-promotion is key to make our tourist season the best it can be. To register for the breakfast, call Karen at 250.515.0002 or email manager@ • New Executive Installed at AGM The Annual General Meeting for the South Shuswap Chamber of Commerce was held on February 22. Congratulations and many thanks to the new Board of Directors installed: Mark Lane, Dreamcycle Museum – President; Jordie Wiens, Balmoral Store – Vice-President; Karen Walters, Rustic Wedding/High Country Tree Farm – Treasurer. Directors at Large - Terry Barker, Shuswap Lake Estates; Cal Cosh, Cal Cosh Property Appraisals; Lynn Ewart, Sothe-

by’s Realty; Brad Long, Launch Construction/Blind Bay Car Wash; Steve McLean, Shuswap Country Builders; Craig Russenholt, FINZ Resort; Tim Van Den Heuvel, Eagle Bay Mercantile Store. Many thanks to outgoing Directors Dave Brice and Dustin Harasym for their commitment to the Chamber the past few years. Chamber Executive Director Karen Brown and the new Board of Directors look forward to serving our community. • Meeting with Ministry of Transportation – Chamber Advocacy at Work Your new Board of Directors met with representatives from the Ministry of Transportation on March 9. CSRD Area C Director Paul Demenok also attended that meeting. Ministry of Transportation (MOT) reps included Steve Sirret, District Program Manager and Jennifer Fraser, Project Manager Hwy 1 Four Laning Project together with Elizabeth Keam and Peter Cocker from the Salmon Arm Highways Office. Issues raised included road conditions, plowing and maintenance concerns and safety at Balmoral corner and Kault Hill. The Board also queried MOT representatives about any plans that may be in the works for the Highway 1 corridor through our region. MOT representatives committed to meeting again later in the year to further the conversation with the Chamber Board. (Continued on page 6)

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with our Businesses – 2018 Starting off well There have been some noticeable business happenings in the South Shuswap these past few months. Have you noticed? If you have any ‘business news’ to share, don’t hesitate to contact us! • Sorrento Lighthouse Market has undergone extensive renovations – looking good guys! • Sorrento Tirecraft has just gone through their first snow season. Judging by the cars in their parking lot, it looks to have been a successful snow season at their new location! • Blind Bay Car Wash has been taken over by new owner Brad Long – Congrats! • The Spa Sorrento (formerly Shirley Esthetics) has opened in her new location by Steamers • Prairie Creek Homes has opened up their sales office and home décor store in the Blind Bay Marketplace Mall • Shuswap Artisan Market, a five-month pop-up from last year, is opening a full-time artisan market between The Spa Sorrento & Steamers. Turning out to be quite the little plaza!

Old Dog New Tricks is busier than ever in their new location: Blind Bay Marketplace Mall • Our marinas are coming out of ‘hibernation’ for the winter and are already taking bookings for the 2018 season • We are all enjoying the expanded parking lot at Blind Bay Village Grocer – well done! • New Balmoral Store owners Jordie & Karen Wiens have totally transformed the store. What a great change for the community. Watch for the Chevron pumps to be installed this spring! • 7 Sisters exciting new location behind Munro’s and Subway on the TCH. Renovations look great! • Chamber Workshops In collaboration with the Columbia Shuswap Regional District and Community Futures Shuswap, the South Shuswap Chamber is hosting several monthly workshops for businesses and nonprofits. Keeping our businesses and non-profits healthy and informed is integral to building a stronger community. To see a list of all the workshops and to register, please go to www.southshuswapchamber. com or call 250-515-0002. •


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Compliance and Enforcement at White Lake By Dawn Clarke The White Lake Resident Association recently hosted a BC Government Natural Resource Officers to address recent criminal activity regarding illegal wood cutting in White Lake, and to clarify their role in helping to investigate violations of BC’s resource management laws. Residents were informed of both the officers responsibilities and operation, together with information about how residents can help monitor and report illegal activity in the area. Don Lemp and Tammy Jones, Natural Resource Officers with considerable experience in their field, were able to address an audience of over 60 attendees, giving an interesting and informative explanation of their roles. The Officers outlined all the areas of enforcement in which they work and investigate, which includes human-caused wildfire investigation, illegal off-road activity, heritage site protection, water management and conservation, recreation sites and trails, unauthorized use of Crown Land and, unauthorized foreshore structures such as wharfs and docks. Their role in cutting and licensing of Crown timber also covers timber valuation, transportation monitoring, marking and scaling. Following their talk and slide presentation, questions were invited from the audience, resulting in clarification of and answers to, specific topics related to the known activity in the White Lake Area. It quickly became clear during the evening that, as with many Government departments, the Natural Resource Officers look to the public to help and report incidents for investigation. White Lake Residents have noticed an increase in various incidents of illegal timber cutting activity, and they were provided with an overview of what is required to ensure investigation and follow up by relevant provincial government personnel. The Officers emphasised the need for any perpetrators to realize that the theft of Crown timber results in a criminal record and significant fines. A significant part of their role is now in public education, and Officers can be seen at various exhibitions and trade fairs, as well as holding more

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Recognizing Local Business Supporters of South Shuswap Scoop By Dawn Clarke What do we all look for when thinking about a haircut, a new style, changing or freshening our hair colour, or just a beard trim? These are just some of the considerations we think of when considering a hairdresser. Margot, at Shorn Hair Studio in Blind Bay can answer all your requirements and more besides. This is a hair studio with a professional feel, complete with every item and product you would expect to see in a leading salon, and a stylist who has time to offer the latest in styles and techniques with a personal touch. Margot also offers barbering for her male customers. Whatever it is that is needed, Margot, a journeyman hairstylist and colourist, prides herself on delivering exactly what the customer wants in a relaxing and professional environment. It was over 20 years ago that Margot set out on her career in hairdressing in her home town of Edmonton after studying at the Estelle Academy and the European Institute of Aesthetics. Working in several salons in Edmonton, it was after a move to Sorrento in 2013 that the plans to set up her own business developed. A remodel to her home in Forest Drive, Blind Bay to include a studio and a desire to be her own boss, led to the opening of Shorn Hair Studio in 2015. Now, with a list of regular clients who appreciate that individual approach, plus a growing list of new customers, Margot is a testament to the ambition and drive needed to operate a home-based business. As well as being an experienced stylist and barber servicing mainstream hairdressing needs, Margot is qualified in ‘alternative’ hair styling, and is one of only three locticians in the Okanagan. Having trained specifically to offer this ser-

vice, she has also recently attended a course at Modlocks in Toronto to learn additional techniques and expertise in the specialist area of dreadlock hairdressing. This art of ‘crocheting’ the hair, and the maintenance of a dreadlock hairstyle, is an art in itself, and requires specific skills that demand significant training. Margot has several clients who value her expertise in this area and she is always interested in talking about this unique approach to hair styling and maintenance. One aspect of her business which has become more important during her career, is that of the products used in hair preparation and styling, with a growing demand from customers for organic and nonchemical based shampoos and treatments. Margot offers advice on the use of more natural products and uses aloebased solutions, salt sprays and numerous organic treatments to meet these demands and welcomes the industry’s focus on becoming more environmentally friendly and responsible. Currently Shorn Hair’s client list is 80% female but she is keen to develop her male customer base too. Operating Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, she hopes her flexible approach to appointments will allow her to meet most customer demands. To make appointments and find out more about Margot’s services, check out Shorn Hair Studio on Facebook, her website or call 250 463 3231. The Scoop would like to thank Margot at Shorn Hair Studio for her advertising support. Our best wishes for continued success to this local business.

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Eagle Bay Fire Department add many new members who are very motivated to learn and By Peter O’Brien Eagle Bay Fire Department is very proud of the recogni- attend practice and training sessions at the Salmon Arm tion after being awarded Fire Department of the year in the Training Centre. Most of their training took place in 2017 CSRD for 2017 at the CSRD Board Meeting on March with 6 members attending Exterior Live training among oth29. Derek Sutherland, Team Leader Protective Services, er courses and working to attain their BC Structure Firefightmade the presentation to Fire Chief Alan Rendell and comer Competency. We have another 4 members who are curmented on the excellence in training, improved recruitment rently working on the same program and will be attending success, promoting a professional attitude and for the enthu- Exterior Live this year. Our longer serving members also siastic commitment of all attended many courses and members serving the comtraining sessions in Salmon munity of Eagle Bay. In Arm and attendance by accepting the award, Chief members at weekly practice Rendell thanked them and is very strong. Along with commented that it was with our experienced fire fightgreat pleasure that he acers, this has led to better cepted this award on behalf practice scenarios and imof all the members of the proved performance for Eagle Bay Fire Department all. With the leadership of as it was their dedication Chief Rendell and our Officand commitment to the ers and the enthusiasm and community that has resulted contributions of all memin us receiving this award. bers, we continue to learn L to R. Derek Sutherland, Team Leader Protective Services, Rhona Martin, Over the past 2 years we CSRD Board Chair, Eagle Bay Fire Chief Alan Rendell, Sean Coubrough, (Continued on page 10) CSRD Fire Services Coordinator have been very fortunate to

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and grow. It is challenging, rewarding and fun and we truly appreciate this award and recognition of our improvement. Eagle Bay FD has had 4 call outs since our last article. Two of the calls were tree on power lines, one of which was on fire. Another call was for a false residential alarm and another for a single vehicle MVA in the 3600 block of Eagle Bay Road. We would like to thank Les Heidt for his nearly 5 years of service on the fire department. Les will be missed and

we wish him well in retirement. We welcome anyone interested in joining us to contact Chief Alan Rendell at 250-517-0429. He will be happy to answer any questions and give you a tour of our facility. Practice is every Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. for two hours. All equipment and training is provided. You can keep up to date on lots of fire related and Fire Department information on our Facebook page. You can find us under Eagle Bay Fire Department.

South Shuswap Health Services Society Submitted by Evelyn Boyce Aging Well Free Workshop South Shuswap Health Services Society received praise for the successful event and other communities expressed interest in providing an Aging Well Workshop in their communities. The workshop held on Sat. March 24 in Blind Bay was a huge success with over 70 participants and presenters. One focus was on staying healthy with good nutrition, exercise and understanding those aging processes that will create issues as you age. The second focus was good planning financially, legally and pre- planning your funeral. A note from Len Mclean; “Congratulations on that Aging Well Workshop. - The SSHSS Group did a remarkable job on getting that put together and presenting the material.” Another note from a participant; “Congratulations on a very successful seniors workshop. I was impressed with the range of topics and how well it was organized. It’s given us some ideas on what we could do here. Well done.” Volunteers worked hard organizing and facilitating the event. We look forward to future workshops on Elders in the making. Thanks to all who supported our 2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Fundraiser. Great music, Great Food and a wonderful time had by all. We look forward to another great event next year! Stay tuned. (Continued on page 11)

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By Anne Long Most heart attacks happen at home. Most bystanders are reluctant give cardiopulmonary resuscitation to keep blood circulating until professional medical rescuers and equipment arrives. The outcome for the patient is not good. We say "What if I had tried....?" whenever we remember those few precious moments when we might have done chest compressions immediately and yelled for someone to call 911. If someone suddenly collapses, doesn't seem to be breathing, and you can't get them to respond to your shout

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By Kathie Tulloch White Lake Residents Association (WLRA) is pleased to host its annual home based business fair on April 14 from 9 am to 1 pm at the White Lake Community Hall. White Lake has a wide variety of Home-Based Businesses. This is an opportunity to visit with your neighbours and learn about these blossoming entrepreneurs. There will be 21 vendors displaying their services and goods Saturday, April 14. These vendors have a variety of wares. It will be an opportunity to find a new Wall Hanging or place an order for Organic Beef. Perhaps gardening is your fancy as there will be a display of Organic Seeds as well. Of course there are those crunchy healthy snacks to enjoy from White Lake Organics. But one must not pass by the Home Baked Goods vendor. If you need a hair cut, that can be secured as well but if baldness is a challenge, Monet has a product for you! If Coin Collecting is a passion, come and see Ed’s display. Maybe a special jam for that shut in. A Watkins representative will take your orders for you, while you drink some steeped tea. Come and buy a book for the latest grandchild or a painting for the newly modelled room. Yes, there are gifts for everyone including home crafted jewelry and that special spice & recipe from Epicure. Of course it will be a shame not to stop by Rhino to learn about approved septic systems. There will be friendly volunteers at the concession serving freshly made sandwiches and squares. Fresh brewed coffee will be served all day. All proceeds will be used for community needs.


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Notch Hill Natter By Jill Goward Long have we endured, but thank goodness Spring is at last here, robins and all! Even if it does mean having to do yard clean-ups and to still exercise patience before planting or buying those lovely bedding plants and hanging baskets. And speaking of cleaning and maintenance, would anyone like to volunteer as a raker, picker-up, or taker-away at our beautiful old hall? There’ll be fallen leaves, twigs, stray gravel, spent flowers, pots to revitalize etc. Please help us even if it’s only for an hour or so. By now there should be a new Board of Directors in place eager to ensure Notch Hill Town Hall functions well. No doubt their names will be posted on the notice board outside, and we wish them luck with their new ideas. Mothers’ Day, Sunday 13th May is the day set for the 4th Annual Pancake Breakfast and “Garage” Sale. From 8:30 until 11:30 families can feast on a spectacular breakfast which, like no other, includes strawberries and cream. So bring Mom and show her you love her even more on that day. For information on renting the Hall or Little White Church, call 250-835-4721 or 250-803-2506. Happy 59th Anniversary, K & A W!

By Marilyn Clark We will be hosting our fourth Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the Community Health Centre above Munro's Sorrento Prescriptions in the heart of Sorrento. The Centre is operated by a Society comprising a number of volunteer directors. This community operated Health Centre is funded by donations and fundraising activities. It has now been open for four and a half years with Judy Deringer, Nurse Practitioner, providing primary care. Judy is an Interior Health employee who has a slate of patients for whom she is the primary responsible practitioner. The Society continues to urge Interior Health to assign a second nurse practitioner so that we can take on more patients and provide walk-in service which we are currently unable to do. Alternatively, we are seeking a physician. Our guest speaker Anne Briggs will be speaking on something called "Mindfulness" – activities such as Yoga, Tai Chi and Meditation fall under that topic and can contribute to your health and wellbeing by reducing stress and anxi-

ety, assisting in beneficial sleep and contributing to a state of calm and security. We will provide a report of our accomplishments over the last year along with a financial report. A slate of directors will be elected. If you have an interest in our Health Centre and would be interested in investigating the role of a director, please call Marilyn Clark at 250 675-2449. Refreshments will be served. Do hope you can attend. This meeting is open to everyone living in the entire South Shuswap. In other news at the Community Health Centre, Judy Deringer, NP, continues to take new patients who are without a connection to a family practitioner or are new to the area. To make an appointment for a "Meet and Greet" with Judy, call 250 803-5251. We are planning a Health Fair for Saturday, October 20. If you provide a health related service and would like to represent yourself at this Fair, please contact Michelle Morris, 250 675-4461. Of course, Name That Tune will return for the third time on Saturday, November 17. You will certainly want to add that date to your calendar.

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Spring Forward at Balmoral Gas By Dawn Clarke As you drive past the New Balmoral Gas facility, it is easy to see how the local gas station and store is moving ahead to becoming a full Chevron facility this spring. Recent construction has included the installation of new fuel tanks which will result in storage of 150,000 litres of fuel providing the gas station with all products from early April. In addition to the 87 and 89 octane, and diesel which is already available, Balmoral Gas will have 91 marked gas and 94 octane, high performance – only available from Chevron. Plans for changes to the gas station itself are also well advanced. Early April will see the installation of two new self-pay pumps and a 25ft x40ft Chevron branded canopy will be in place by early May. In addition, the entire store will be given a face-lift before May long weekend, ready for the beginning of the busy season here in the Shuswap. New asphalt will be installed to provide an improved parking area to both the sides and the rear of the store. This summer will see a new event at Balmoral, as the Blind Bay Farmers Market, previously located at Blind Bay Market Place, will be moving its location to the gas station parking lot. A selection of local produce, baking, jewellery and handcrafts will be available and Deb Gibson, organizer of the

Market is delighted with the opportunity this move brings to the market. “The excellent visibility and improved access for our Market from the highway will be of huge benefit to customers and vendors alike. We are very excited and hope to be open at the new location by June.” Jordie Wiens, owner and operator of Balmoral Gas, is excited for the arrival of the Farmers Market to his site and is looking forward to more support from local residents. He maintains that the more support the local area shows to his business, the quicker changes can be made. Since opening, the business has continued to grow for the gas and general store, whilst the liquor outlet, the only Chevron station in the entire country to offer liquor, continues to be a significant contributor to the bottom line. His plans for the site are by no means finished with these recent developments. A totally new building for the store, incorporating a fast-food outlet and retail sublet units, is planned for 3-5 years hence, together with planning for the inclusion of a car wash at a future date.

Recent excavation work at Balmoral Gas for new fuel tank installation.


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Keg, Barrel & Plate draws the Crowds! By Dawn Clarke Blind Bay Memorial Hall was the St Patrick’s Day venue for the inaugural Keg, Barrel & Plate event which drew over 200 people. Vendors attending offered visitors the opportunity to sample locally made wine, beer, cheese and meats whilst having the opportunity to meet and greet friends and neighbours. The Hall’s Executive Committee wanted to create an event where all the local offerings could be found in one place in a social atmosphere, and the response to their idea has the Hall already thinking and planning for an event in 2019. The Hall is currently undertaking a survey of the vendors who attended to

ensure the venue and Keg, Barrel & Plate met with their expectations. Plans are in hand to increase the number of vendors and facilitate product sales at next year’s event. Meanwhile the list of upcoming activities at the Hall continues to Mingling with the crowds at Keg, Barrel & Plate grow with two Artist workshops anPaul Demenok, Director Area ‘C’ checks in with nounced to take place in May and Agnes Nykiforuk, President Blind Bay Memorial Hall [left] and Iris Bemister, Hall Secretary [right]. October with leading BC artists, and the popularity of Tuesday Night Blues, every 3rd Tuesday, continues to Shuswap grow. A new website is also on line to keep tabs on all the scheduled events TrailRiders for together with booking rates and details People with for hiring the Hall for private functions.

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By Debra McDonald The Shuswap TrailRider Adaptive Adventure Society has two trailriders, a beach chair, a hand cycle, a cross-country sit ski and a new piece of equipment called the revolution board. We can improve people’s quality of life by empowering them with inclusion in the Shuswap community. If you know somebody with mobility issues who might want to participate in a Sunday hike, a paddle board event, just go to the beach or go camping with the family we can help. Our first event this year will be with the Shuswap Beach Walkers on Earth Day, April 22nd at 1pm. You will find us a Markwart Public boat launch in Sorrento at 1pm. To find out more information or to book a trailrider please call Debra McDonald at 250-832-1353 or email

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Fun, Family and Flowers at White Lake White Lake Fire Department

By Dawn Clarke Mother’s Day falls on the 13th May this year, but it will definitely not be unlucky for anyone who decides to bring their Mom to this year’s White Lake Fire Department Pancake Breakfast. This annual event, now in its 37th year, is one of the most popular Mother’s Day venues, attracting an increasing number of guests every year. Not only do the members of the Fire Department cook all the food… bacon, sausage, eggs, pancakes, orange juice, tea, coffee… enough to satisfy the hungriest of patrons, they also do all the washing up, clearing up, and have time to get to know everyone who attends. As well as food, Mom is gifted with a fresh flower spray, and there is no chance that she has to do anything except enjoy herself! The cooking and serving starts at 8am on Sunday, 13th May and runs to 11am, led by Fire Chief Bryan Griffin – head chef, who is supported by experienced grillers for the pancakes and bacon. Coffee is served, even when waiting in line for breakfast, so no delay in getting that first cup on Sunday morning! Almost as popular as the breakfast is the raffle, which takes place in the Fire Hall following the breakfast. The firefighters work diligently, during April, contacting local businesses who generously donate each year to make the raffle a

must-stay part of the event. Last year over 70 prizes were awarded; including vouchers for dinner at local restaurants, rounds of golf, shopping vouchers, RV accessories, hanging baskets and fabulous home-made preserves. Tickets are on sale in the fire hall from 8am and the draw takes place at 11:15. In addition to eating well and socializing with friends and neighbours, the fire truck is on display for photo opportunities with the kids, and the fire hall is turned into a craft sale venue for local artisans. The Mother’s Day Pancake Breakfast is the main fundraiser of the year for the White Lake Fire Department, and they are hoping that this year’s event will once again be supported by residents of the area and beyond. Funds raised are donated back to the White Lake community to fund educational scholarships for local students, and other community initiatives. Firefighters look forward to welcoming regular customers who have attended for many years, as well as those who are keen to sample a first-rate breakfast, with fun and flowers for Mom. For more information on this popular event email:



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Shuswap Community Foundation – Letter of Intent Due May 15 SCF Grant Policy & Guidelines




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Submitted by Paula Shields For your project to qualify for a grant, your Society must: • Operate within the boundaries of the Shuswap area of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District; • Be a registered charity (i.e., have a CRA number: BN--- -----RR000--). 1. A non- profit group seeking funding without a registered charity number can only apply through a Registered Charity with which they have a formalized partnership (Project Partnership Agreement), a history of collaboration, and a similar mission and vision. The grant application must be submitted by the Registered Charity. 2. Your project must contribute to the well-being of residents of the Shuswap in the following grant categories: Animal Welfare * Arts and Cultural Activities * Education * Environment *Health and Wellness * Heritage (land or buildings of historic or environmental significance) * Safety * Social programs (including from our Vital Signs Report: Belonging and Leadership, Gap Between Rich and Poor, Housing, and Work) 3. The Foundation will not support projects of a partisan, religious or political nature. 4. The Foundation does not normally fund ongoing operations. Grants are intended to be one time and should support projects that can be completed and evaluated within a reasonable period.

For capital projects, the Foundation reserves the right to approve the project, but not advance funds until invoices are filed and confirmation of other funding sources has been received. 5. The Foundation will not fund projects already underway. 6. Grant funds may not be used to retire debt. 7. An email or Letter of Intent to apply for funding is required before submitting an application. Please complete our simple online Letter of Intent form before May 15th. 8. A completed grant application form should be posted online no later than June 15th. Grants will be disbursed in August for the June 15 grant intake deadline. 9. A Grant Agreement letter must be signed by individuals with signing authority within your Society before the grant monies will be disbursed. • The following MUST be included with your Grant Application: ♦ A Registered Charity requesting funds; ♦ Sign up for online grant application account; ♦ Proof of eligible CRA # ( chrts-gvng/lstngs/menueng.html); ♦ Financial Statements for last complete year (from accountant); ♦ Board of Directors with contact information (Phone #’s and email addresses); (Continued on page 19)

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Annual Budget; Project Budget for which you are requesting funding; Supporting Documents and/or Contractors Quote; A Non-Profit Group with a Host Registered Charity requesting funds (Grant application must be submitted by Registered Charity). All of the above for the Host Registered Charity, AND for the non-profit group the following: Project Partnership Agreement with the Host Registered Charity;

Current complete financial statements; ♦ Annual Budget; ♦ Supporting Documents and/or Contractors Quote; ♦ Board of Directors with contact information (Phone #’s and email addresses). For further information on how Shuswap Community Foundation can help your community give us a call at 250-832-5428, visit our website at http:// or drop in for a visit between 9:30 and 3:30 at 102-160 Harbourfront Drive NE. We are here to help. ♦

Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo Encouraged by Growth and Diversity of Local Manufacturer Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo visited Valid Manufacturing in Salmon Arm's Industrial Park this week to discuss Valid's recent success providing custom electronic, mechanical and electrical engineering and manufacturing solutions for several diverse markets. "Jobs and potential for the future are always a welcome story in the Shuswap, and the province," stated Kyllo, also Official Opposition Critic for Jobs, Trade and Technology. "It was satisfying to view not only their diversity, but their understanding and responsiveness to the rapid changes in the marketplace." Valid Manufacturing is a 100% locally owned, advanced manufacturing company based in Salmon Arm BC serving multiple industries, including: the film industry; highways; forestry and custom coaches among others. Now in its 27th year of operation, Valid has experienced rapid growth and now employs more than 100 staff throughout 4 facilities totaling more than 90,000 sq.ft.

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Sunnybrae Community Hall

“It must be Spring. I can’t see out the window”

NEW OWNERS Brad and Victoria Long would like to thank previous owners Jordie and Karen Weins and the community for their continued support!

By James Clark Happy Spring to you all! By the time you read this the snow will (hopefully) be a distant memory for most of us here in Sunnybrae. So without further ado, here is the scoop on the local events that will get you outside and involved with your Community halls. Saturday 14th April brings the second last Sunnybrae Coffeehouse of the season. Our local and beloved musicians AJ Hammer, Johnny Skull and Frankie Hammer will be gracing the stage as this month's feature band: Seal Skull Hammer. If you have not yet had the fortune of catching this rowdy trio, expect a show packed with big laughs, high energy, old-timey-jug-bandygoodness, and a collection of instruments that you perhaps never knew existed! If you feel like skipping dinner chores, The Sunnybrae Seniors Hall will be serving up Chili & A Bun from 5:30-7:30pm. Performers, be sure to arrive at the Sunnybrae Community Hall for 6:30pm if you wish to sign-up and as always, the show kicks off at 7:30pm! The following Saturday 21st April will be the annual Sunnybrae Community Litter Pick Up. As part of the Adopt a Highway program, members

of the Community will be getting together to clear up the roadside litter along Sunnybrae Canoe Point Road. This is a call for volunteers! For anyone who would like to help out, please turn up to the Sunnybrae Seniors Hall at 10am. All equipment will be provided but please bring a set of garden gloves if you can. The event is expected to run from 10am – 1pm with an appreciation BBQ included. Volunteer drivers are also very welcome, as a good stretch of the road gets covered. For more information on this event please call 250 835 8800, or keep a lookout on our Facebook pages: "Sunnybrae Community Association" and "Sunnybrae Seniors Hall". Fingers crossed for good weather! And last of all, I would just like to take this opportunity to give a special shout out to a huge supporter of our Community: the Tappen Co-op. In last month's edition of the Shuswap Scoop I failed to mention them in our list of thanks regarding our "Raise the Roof" fundraising efforts, and for that I apologize. The team over at the Tappen Co-op have provided countless donations at our fundraising events and we are truly grateful for their support. Thank you!

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“Listen Up”,“Let It Run” Go GT By Dawn Clarke There are commands that dragon boaters, new and old, will be hearing in the not-too-distant future. A new season is about to begin for the GT Dragon Boat Society in Blind Bay and registration is already underway. The Village Grocer, long time supporter of GT, is the location for this year’s annual sign up event on Saturday, 21st April, from 10am to 2pm. Anyone interested in the sport, acknowledged as the fastest growing in Canada, is invited to come to meet existing GT members, and learn how dragon boating can be part of their fitness, relaxation and social life here in the South Shuswap. The beginning of the season is a time when all experienced team members are ensuring they are in good shape Paddling Coordinator Dan Letourneau, along with GT members Harry Eisenberger and George Landry, have initiated a new approach to help paddlers feel even better – a fitness circuit, aimed specifically at tuning up the body for dragon boating. The circuit held at Blind Bay Memorial Hall on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, is open to all existing and new paddlers who have signed up for the 2018 season. It has been developed jointly with Group Fitness and Personal Trainer Kaitlin McPherson. Dragon boating does require a reasonable level of fitness and core strength and the idea of the program is to avoid any discomfort which may arise in the first few paddles of the season. Committed paddlers will always say that you don’t have to be 100% in shape to enjoy the sport and GT acknowledges that, as two separate boats are included in their weekly schedule, competitive and noncompetitive. When talking to a dragon boater their first comment is often ‘The worries of the day just melt away and you're thinking about being on the boat and contributing to the team’. With dragon boating, the technique to help move water away from the boat is different from a canoe stroke and once mastered, with little difficulty, paddlers can savor being out on the water in the elements, with plenty of opportunity to make new friends. All that matters is to get the stroke count right, and there is a drummer to help with that too. The GT Dragon Boat Society based in Blind Bay Memorial Hall, has a number of coaches trained specifically to teach new recruits to the team. Those that master the technique quickly can move up to the competitive boat and take part in BC based festivals throughout the season if they wish. Others spend the season enjoying a more relaxed paddle but still appreciating a sport which is ideally suited to the Shuswap Lake and Blind Bay. The 2018 season is targeted to start in early May, when the two GT boats will be towed from their winter location, at Aquatech on Balmoral Road, and launched, and moored at Blind Bay Marina. Susan Eisenberger, President GT Dragon Boat Society comments: “Dragon boating is for everyone young and old, just come and try it out and be part of this growing sport”. For more information contact Susan at 250 803 6864.

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The Adams River Salmon Society By Darlene Koss Every four years is a dominant year for the Sockeye to return to their spawning grounds and 2018 is a dominant year. This year’s Salute to the Sockeye will begin on September 28 and will run through till Sunday October 21, with the Opening Ceremony taking place Sunday September 30. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is looking forward to working with The Adams River Salmon Society, the Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band, BC Parks and other key partners in the Salute to the Sockeye festival to provide the best possible experience for visitors of this world-renowned run. While the Sockeye are preparing for their return home, DFO is preparing to have our volunteers trained and ready to contribute to the success of this year’s Salute. DFO’s key role at the Salute is to deliver the Educational School Interpretive Program, providing an opportunity for approximately 10,000 BC students in grades 2 through 5 to have an up-close learning experience with Adams River Sockeye. Students and teachers will receive information on the importance of the Sockeye to the local Indigenous people, the life-cycle and biology of the salmon, how the local ecosystem supports these amazing fish, and how the salmon contribute back to that ecosystem. DFO volunteers, along with the other Salute partners, also act as Guides on the trails of Roderick-Haig Brown Provincial Park during the Salute and will be able to provide the anticipated 100,000+ visitors with knowledgeable answers to any questions they may have. We are looking to set up a live camera to film the salmon spawning. All the film footage will be set up live to watch through our website. Earth Day Event - Join The Adams River Salmon Society, BC Parks, Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band Fisheries and DFO, for the annual Earth Day Event at the Roderick HaigBrown Park in the Traditional Territory of the Secwepemc Peoples on Friday, April 20 from 10:30am to 2:30pm. The walkabout sessions feature information about all 5-salmon species; life cycle, fish habitat, riparian connection, monitoring, data collection, conservation and habitat. Bring an earth-friendly lunch, juice or water (none on site yet), good walking shoes or boots, a coat and a hat or cap, as we will be outside in nature. Take out what you take in. Garbage Bins at Picnic Area. The walkabouts will be approximately 75 to 90 min. We are currently working to hire a Contract Event Manager for the Salute. Volunteers are in need in various capacities, a Volunteer Coordinator, Earth Day Guides and Hosts. If you can offer a few hours, we need volunteers starting in April for Earth Day, Rivers Day, and cabin openings at the end of May. Check out or to fill out a Volunteer Form, Membership Form or get info on the Job Posting. If you have some fantastic pictures of wild pacific salmon, please send them along to to have them posted on our website and Facebook page.

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Cedar Heights Community Association Submitted by Shaunne Letourneau Spring is here! Bulbs are coming up all over, even poking their heads through the snow, and robins have been sighted. Most importantly, our outdoor coordinators are gearing up for the 2018 season. Outdoor Activities • Bocce Ball - Our two Bocce courts will open on Monday, April 16. New to Bocce? Want to learn how to play? We will offer four free clinics in April: Tuesday, April 17 (8:00 -10:30 AM and 10:30 – Noon) and Sunday, April 29 (1:002:30 PM and 2:30-4:00 PM). Space is limited to 16 people per clinic. To reserve your spot, sign –up at our Information Kiosk (adjacent to the Cedar Centre). Sign-up sheets will be available starting Saturday, April 7. Stay tuned for information on the Spring Bocce Tournament scheduled for April 25th. • Pickleball – The opening date for Pickleball is yet to be determined. If you are new to Pickleball, you can try it out with a free lesson in May (Racquets and balls are provided). Once the season is underway, games for members are regularly scheduled Monday – Friday. For more details, check in with Lois or Yvonne at the Pickleball registration desk on April 14th. • Golf – The golf course at Cedar Heights is a great place to practice your short game. A clinic is scheduled for April 25, weather and course conditions permitting. Check the website for more information as it becomes available. If you are interested in any of these activities and wish to participate on a regular basis, come to the Cedar Heights Community Association Registration Day April 14th at the Cedar Heights Centre. In addition to information on the outdoor season, there will be information on the many activities sponsored by CHCA during the year. If you can’t come April 14, the Hall office is staffed Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00 -3:00 pm. Our friendly administration volunteers will be happy to help you become a Cedar Heights member and register for your outdoor program of choice (Phone 250- 675-2012). Please note, regular participation in any of the outdoor leagues requires CHCA membership – a real deal at $25/year. Another sign that spring has arrived is the annual plant sale. This year it will be held at the Centre on May 12th. Volunteers Our volunteers are integral to the success of the various indoor and outdoor programs and events offered by Cedar Heights Community Association. In 2017 our 500+ members contributed 9,000 volunteer hours! All programs and events are lead by a volunteer from the CHCA membership. Volunteers have an opportunity to shape the various program areas from Fitness and Golf to Movie Night. Club members willingly share their expertise (e.g.: photography and ukulele) and their time preparing and running events (e.g.: Lobsterfest and Kids Christmas Shopping). Besides contributing to the community, volunteering with CHCA is a great way to meet new people and get support if you are starting a new activity.





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Time to Talk Ticks

What to do It is important to remove ticks found on people and pets. To do so, wear gloves and use needle nose tweezers to Interior Health As the weather starts to warm up, people across the Interior gently grasp the tick close to the skin. Pull the tick straight out Health region are spending more time outdoors. This can mean without squeezing it. After it is removed, clean the area with an uptick in tick bites. soap and water. If the tick is alive (live ticks can be tested for Ticks are small bugs, about the size of a sesame seed, which Lyme disease), you can save it in a sealed container with a cotfeed on the blood of humans and animals –and, sometimes, ton ball soaked in water. Record the date of the bite on the transmit diseases. Ticks are prevalent throughout the Interior container. If you have concerns or need assistance removing a and are typically found in tall grass and wooded areas. tick, please contact your doctor or visit a walk-in medical clinic. Tick species and symptoms Signs of many tick-borne infections can be quite similar and Although most tick bites are harmless, it is important to watch for signs of illness and see a doctor as soon as possible if include fever, headache, muscle pain, and rash. you notice a bull’s eye rash or other symptoms. If you saved Wood Ticks (Dermacentor andersoni), the species most the tick, bring it with you to your medical appointment. commonly found through the Interior Health region, do not Fortunately, a number of precautions can be taken to precarry the Lyme disease bacteria – they can carry other diseases vent tick bites and tick-related illnesses. For example, you such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever, however. should: Ixodes ticks (Ixodes pacificus or Ixodes angustus) are the • Walk on cleared trails when in tall grass or wooded areas. species that transmit Lyme disease. They are more common • Cover up by wearing a hat, long sleeves, and pants. throughout coastal B.C. but may be present in some Interior • Wear light-coloured clothing to help spot ticks easily. Health areas. While less than one per cent of Ixodes in B.C. carry Lyme disease, it is important to recognize the symptoms. • Tuck pant legs into socks or boots. • Apply insect repellent containing DEET on uncovered skin. In addition to a fever, headache, and muscle pain, people in• Check clothing and scalp (covered or not) when leaving an fected with Lyme disease will often develop a rash that looks like a “bull’s eye” target which expands from the site of the tick area where ticks may live – ask someone to help check hard to reach areas. bite. • Have a shower after returning from areas where ticks may Lastly, some ticks have toxins that can cause temporary live. muscle weakness and paralysis if left attached for several • Regularly check household pets for ticks. days. Once the tick is removed, symptoms fade. To help keep ticks away from your home and yard, you can: • Keep your lawn short and remove any fallen leaves and weeds. • Keep a buffer area such as wood-chip or gravel border between your lawn and wooded areas or stone walls. Any play equipment or play zones should be kept away from wooded Onsite, On-time, Now offering areas. Residential & Aerial Videography & Photography! • Trim tree branches to allow more sunlight in your yard. Commercial Go to: • Keep wood piles and bird feeders away from the house. Computer Services • Widen and maintain trails on your property.

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Sorrento Lions Club By Judi Kembel Our Annual Easter Egg Hunt was held on April 1st at the Sorrento/Blind Bay Park on Davidson Road, Sorrento. It was a very snowy and cold day but that didn’t keep the children, parents and grandparents away. Everyone was bundled up for the weather including Percy the lamb in his wool sweater! This event is always free and included distribution of approximately 8,000 chocolate foil wrapped eggs to be found, a visit from the Easter Bunny who arrived onboard a fire truck as well as an Easter Bonnet Parade with prizes for the best handmade hat. A very special thank you to Munro’s Prescriptions for their annual donation of candy and the River of Life Community Church for their free hot dogs, coffee and hot chocolate.


SPRING CLEANING? Our 4th annual Garage Sale will be held on May 26th from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm at the Sorrento Memorial Hall, 1150 Passchendaele Road. If you have any household items that are taking up space and would like to donate, please call Wayne Kembel at 250675-2616 or email for further information regarding pick-up and delivery options. Please NO large appliances, mattresses, upholstered furniture, clothes or computer electronics. Our weekly meat draws continue to be held every Friday from 5:00 pm to 7:00 until June 23rd, 2018 at the Copper Island Pub & Grill on the TransCanada Highway in Sorrento. All funds raised go right back into the community. Please come out and support this worthy and fun event. We always welcome new members. And if you are over 19 years of age (male or female) and would like more information about becoming a Lion, please join us on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at the Sorrento Memorial Hall at 6:45 pm or contact Sorrento Lions club secretary Judi Kembel at 250-675-2616 or We would love to hear from you!


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Eyes on Education

Supporting Children in the Classroom – The Role of the CEA By Louise Barber The South Shuswap Historical Society (SSHS) has a mandate which covers the historical aspects of communities within the south Shuswap region including Wild Rose Bay, Eagle Bay, White Lake, Sunnybrae, Sorrento, Blind Bay, Notch Hill, Balmoral, Tappen, Carlin, Skimikin, Tillis Landing, Paradise Point and Bastion Bay. The SSHS would like to involve everyone in a ‘time traveller’ guessing activity. From April through to December 2018 the Scoop will publish one historical photograph each month from a particular area in the South Shuswap. We will ask a question about the picture and you are invited to ‘guess’ the answer. A draw of correct answers will determine the winner who will be notified and receive a history book ($25 value). The SSHS and Hidden Gems Bookstore in Salmon Arm will partner to award the book prize to the lucky winner! So put on your best history ‘thinking cap’ and see if you can identify and correctly guess the ‘time traveller’ photograph! Good luck historians!

Can you identify this building and it’s location? Send your guesses by e-mail to or call/text 250-463-2611 by Friday April 27 for your chance to win a history book! Winner will be announced in next month’s Scoop

ing knowledge and independBy Dawn Clarke A Certified Educational ence is paramount in any Assistant, (CEA), is a memchild’s development and eduber of a child’s educational cation. team, and is an invaluable Not only is Kiley new to asset in the running of a Sorrento Elementary, but she smooth and effective classis also a relatively new resiroom environment. Working dent of Blind Bay. Born in under the supervision of the Quesnel, growing up in Prince teacher, they support the George, and living for the last learning and independence of seven years in MacKenzie, children who benefit from northern BC, Kiley and her additional assistance to meet partner were looking for a their educational goals. Sor- sunnier, warmer, and family rento Elementary employs six friendly location to bring up CEA’s who work inclusively their daughter. It was two with all students, to help years ago when they headed them progress through the south with their RV hunting school system. for that perfect location. Kiley Sitter joined the Their search started in the staff at Sorsouthern part rento Eleof the Provmentary in ince, and January of driving north this year to from there, take up the on their way role of CEA, home, they a position had not realthat allows ly found her to use anywhere Kiley Sitter, one of five CEA’s employed they felt was her educaat Sorrento Elementary School tion and 100% right knowledge, to help children for them until they discovered overcome any challenges they Blind Bay. Driving through may meet. Kiley works each the area in the summer was day in the Grade 1 and Grade all they needed to determine 2 class of teacher Danielle this was the spot for them, Douglas, and plays an imand in August 2017 they portant role in helping stumade the move. dents achieve their individual During her time in Maceducational goals in the class- Kenzie, Kiley was keen to room. A key part of her role find a role in children’s eduis to create a positive learning cation, and she started that space, and to ensure that those journey by studying for the children who need additional necessary certificate whilst assistance, are well attended bringing up her own daughter. to. Allowing a child to com- Studying part-time, she complete tasks independently and pleted the course with her knowing when to step in and practicum served at Sorrento help, if required, is an imElementary, following her portant element of Kiley’s move to the area, and earned (Continued on page 27) role. Promoting and develop-

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Business Scoop

Sitting All Day at Work Can Be Dangerous Submitted by Rob Marshall But, so can standing... Cornell University has studied the effects of sitting and standing all day at work and report some interesting facts that today's employers and workers would do well to consider. In today's world, we all sit more at work than our parents did and certainly more than their parent's generation. But, is this a good thing? Maybe not. Apparently, if we sit for more than an hour a whole bunch of chemical changes take place in our body that lead to fat being deposited rather than being absorbed by muscles. It's also possible that sitting for too long may make us more prone to heart and kidney disease. Sitting of course is necessary to do many jobs because it enables us to perform tasks that rely on fine motor skills more effectively. That's why we drive sitting down and graphic designers usually design at desks. Having said that, ergonomics specialists have for many years encouraged us to get up occasionally and move around. And, the proliferation and increasing popularity of standing desks shows there is interest in becoming more mobile in the office. There is little doubt that frequent small breaks are good for our bodies and our overall performance and productivity. But, if sitting for too long can be detrimental to our health, what about standing for too long? Well, we all know that if we stand too long we get tired. It puts pressure on our cardiovascular system and can increase our chances of developing varicose veins.

And what about those fine motor skills? If we stand, our performance might be compromised. So, standing all day is not the answer to the negative effects of sitting all day, obviously. By now, you'd think the simple answer is the sit-stand workstation mentioned earlier, but in Cornell's field studies they found few benefits. This was mainly due to people only standing infrequently and for very short periods of time. In fact, it would appear once the novelty wears off, people tend to revert to their old habit of sitting at their computer all the time. And, there were also posture issues that can cause health risks to neck and wrists. All sorts of other, almost gimmicky, ideas have been tried such as having workstations that double as bicycles or training machines; not unexpectedly these resulted in poor work performance. Cornell University's advice for better and healthier ergonomics at work is to follow a regimen of standing for eight minutes every 20 minutes and move around for two minutes. Apparently, the exact timing is less of an issue than to at least have a movement break every twenty to thirty minutes - not just stand, but move around to a point where you are stimulating blood circulation to your muscles. No need to do calisthenics, walking around the office, or your home will be sufficient. If you are in a meeting stand up for a while, walk up and down a flight of stairs every hour, go and get a coffee from a coffee shop a block or two away. It really doesn't matter - what counts is that you get into the


habit of moving while working rather than just sitting and listening to your arteries clog up. Source: Cornell University Ergonomics Web Rob Marshall is the Executive Director of Community Futures Shuswap. For more small business tips and resources, visit .

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her CEA certification in January of this year. She was delighted when an opportunity to join the staff arose, as she now not only lives in this area which she loves, but she can work here too, and be close to her daughter who attends the school. When not working at her CEA role, Kiley can be found enjoying family time on the lake or out camping. She is anticipating a wonderful summer and looks forward to many happy times living and working in the South Shuswap.

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Sorrento Village Farmers' Market Opens May 12th By Nicholas Driver Welcome to the Sorrento Village Farmers' Market! The best little market on the Shuswap! We are open every Saturday 8:00am – 12:00pm from Mothers' Day weekend (May 12th) to Thanksgiving Weekend (October 6th). New this year we will have Tocino's alpacas come by for a few pettings! Lion's Club will also be here 4 times for their great pancake breakfasts; June 10th, July 14th, August 11th, and September 15th. Come on down and enjoy our selec-

tion of goodies. Ranging from fresh vegetables and fruits, meats, eggs, and baking to many different crafts such as woodworking and lovely handmade jewellery. All made, baked, or grown right here by the vendors you can meet and talk to in person. This has been a flourishing market for many years hosted by long-term locals who live and work the land year round to many seasonal entrepreneurs flaunting the handmade goods. See you there this summer!

Pare Down Your Closet By Debbie Armour, Deb’s Style Loft FINDING THAT SATISFYING BALANCE BETWEEN functional and inspiring when it comes to your wardrobe is easier said than done. We've all dreamed at one point or another of removing every item from our closets and starting over, adding back only what speaks to us. Enter a 3-step program to pare down your closet, shop mindfully and make your clothes last. Step 1: IF YOU HAVEN’T WORN IT IN three months - hang on, 6 MONTHS – THINK ABOUT IT, ONE YEAR – SET IT FREE. TRY CONSIGNING; selling your clothes is a great way to refresh your

wardrobe. You can use the money you make to purchase new pieces. Step 2: SHOP. This is the fun part. At the store ask, will this fill a gap in my closet or create one? When you get home, don't leave that new item in the bag for a week. Test it out on those outfits you imagined it with. This will save you on those "I have nothing to wear" mornings. Step 3: You found those wardrobe hero pieces. Now take care of your clothes so you don't end up all the way back to step one. Next topic: How to save and preserve your clothes.

Time to Volunteer? By Dawn Clarke April 15th to 21st is National Volunteer week in Canada so maybe it is time for everyone to think about how important volunteering is to our community in the South Shuswap and what each and everyone of us can do to contribute. Whether it is in health, emergency services, senior services, animals or with your own club, church or social group, the benefits of volunteering go well beyond the immediate help that it can provide. Working with others, for the benefit of others is rewarding and can in itself provide many benefits to our own personal well-being.

National Volunteer Week, organized by Volunteering Canada, is a time to celebrate volunteerism and volunteering, and was first observed in Canada in 1943 as a way to celebrate the contribution made by women for their war effort. After the war ended it declined in popularity but was revived in the 1960’s and is now observed every year, not just in Canada but worldwide. We are a country known for our commitment to volunteering with statistics showing over 13 million of us, half the adult population, dedicate time from our busy lives.

Before deciding on a volunteer activity, it is important to consider how much time you can and wish, to contribute, to ensure that you can meet the requirements of the work you have agreed to take on. However demanding or simple the task may be, you can be sure it will be acknowledged, and the benefits will far outweigh the initial reservations you may have had. If you are looking for places to volunteer google ‘volunteer opportunities sorrento bc’ and it will help you connect with organizations that could use your help.

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Arts Council For The South Shuswap By Karen Brown, Arts Council Administrator South Shuswap 2018 Calendar of Events is Now Out! The 2018 Calendar of Events for the South Shuswap is now out. If you would like a copy of the Events Brochure, many of the retail outlets, restaurants & cafes and non-profit organizations and halls have copies to give away. Failing that, contact the Arts Council directly at 250.515.3276 and we’ll be happy to send you one in the mail or you can access it online and download it yourself at: Arts Council Fundraiser Dinner & Auction Postponed Due to a number of conflicting events in the South Shuswap in April, the Arts Council has decided to postpone its fundraiser dinner/auction event until a later

date. We want to ensure success for not only our fundraiser event, but for all other fundraisers taking place the same weekend. STAY TUNED for details on a new dinner & auction date! Music in The Bay is Looking for Sponsorship Each year, we invite 16 businesses to help sponsor the Music in the Bay summer music series. This year you will see such artists as Andrew Allen (who kicks off the season on July 5th) and the highly popular Locarno. Returning for 2018 you will also see the country rock group Me & Mae. The final slate is about set and ready to roll! It’s going to be an amazing summer down by the waterfront in Blind Bay every Thursday evening! If your business would like to sponsor Music in the Bay 2018, there are two levels of sponsorship available: $400 for

a regular sponsorship which includes your business name on all field signage and mention at each event or $800 for a major sponsorship which includes your business name and logo on all field signage and logo/name on all posters distributed around town. Of course, you will also be recognized each week at Music in the Bay. Stay Informed by Becoming an Arts Council Member To join our email list to receive your monthly newsletter with all of the area’s events and happenings, contact the Arts Council to become a member. It’s only $20 per adult per year ($10 senior rate and $40 for a family!) Email: to join!

Carlin School News By Tricia Peloquin Hi Carlin families. I hope you all had a fantastic Spring break. I'm sure it offered something for everyone; sunshine and the first days of scootering at the skate park, rainy days for playing in the puddles and trying out those new rubber boots and we can't forget the snow day, the last time for the sleds..... hopefully. P.A.C. hosted its first parent education night on March 14 with remarkable success. Much was learned, and I thank the teachers and staff who made this night possible. April 12 was registration day for kindergarten. If you were unable to come to the school office to register and receive your kindergarten package please call 250 835-4520. On April 18, the students will have a bit of a cultural experience with 'speed control' at 1:30 pm in the gym. Folks are always welcome to come and enjoy the afternoon. On April 27 there is a pro D day. Long weekend time. No school that day. And lastly there will be another play by 'Axis theatre' for the elementary kids on May 3 at 1:15 pm in the gym. You are once again welcome to attend. The Carlin Country Market has its meetings on Fridays at 1:00 pm in the break out room of the learning commons. Any questions or if you can help please phone or text Melissa at (250) 803-8980. Spring is in the air. Have an awesome month everyone.

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By Una St. Clair “We’ve got a problem!” were the words which jarred my deep slumber. Ernest was framed in the bedroom doorway literally shouting at me. “We’ve got a problem!” he repeated sternly, as I shook my head like a wounded prize fighter trying to make the words fit together. I had been up lambing until 5 a.m., and judging by the clock, had fallen asleep less than an hour ago. I fell out of bed like a drunken sailor. “Your kitten has fallen behind the stove.” he declared matter of factly, and then promptly sat down to read his book while sipping his coffee. “Seriously? You got me out of bed to get a kitten from behind the stove?” In two seconds, I yanked the stove out from the wall, rescued Diablo, and shaking my head while muttering about useless husbands, launched myself back under the covers. A bad beginning to the day, I thought. Fifteen minutes later, I heard a polite knock at the front door. Pulling the covers over my head, I lay like a cornered possum, hoping to go unnoticed. I could hear Ernest chatting amiably, probably an early to rise customer looking for fresh eggs. But then the conversation caught my attention. Ernest’s rising voice was indignant and angry. “Are you threatening me? Here on my own doorstep?” were the exact words. Who could have made Mr. Normally Very Polite act like he was confronting the mafia? Perhaps the Notch Hill Gang had started up and were demanding free chickens, I mused. The door slamming shut was my cue to once again reappear before my time and ask tersely “What’s the problem now?” Ernest could hardly speak, he was so upset. “A CRA agent is out there threatening me, right at my own house!” he shouted. “Really?” I said in amazement “And you just slammed the door in their face? How much do you like audits?” was my sarcastic reply.

I quickly pulled the door open, plastering a welcoming smile facsimile onto my face, ready to make amends. A nondescript type of person was sitting in an even more nondescript kind of car, furiously making notes. I presume Spies and Unexpected CRA Agents must be trained by the same government operatives to just blend in with the crowd. “Hello!” I said ever so sweetly “How lovely of you to make a home visit!” The tax agent was not to be mollified. “You haven’t filed your taxes for four years!” he said grimly through clenched teeth. Amazing how government officials take things so personally. “Well, since we went off grid, nothing is normal!” Now he would realize we were really odd and might give us some wiggle room. But he was not to be swayed. “Why don’t you open our letters?” he demanded. I shrugged in a fair imitation of old man Trudeau, “It’s because they are brown!” I stated with serene conviction, fixing my gaze on the far hills and launching into my own version of Lady MacBeth’s soliloquy. “Every time I see a brown envelope, my PTSD from being audited so many times by CRA overwhelms me to the point of paralytic procrastination. All I can do is to hide that brown envelope far, far away, and never look at it again. It is truly impossible for me to open it!” The government agent sneered despite my hand wringing confession, so I heaped more fuel onto the bonfire. “Perhaps, with treatment, I could open a pink envelope, or even a yellow one………” I suggested helpfully “Would CRA consider funding stress disorder counselling so your brown envelopes might actually appear to be friendly?” “Yup, we’ve got a problem,” I announced to Ernest back inside the house “and you’re going to wish it was the kitten stuck behind the stove!” Una St.Clair, Frantic Bookkeeper HighCroft Off Grid Permaculture Farm

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Shuswap Overland Adventures The Hoodoos

By Jason Lutterman All adventurers have that one place they visit multiple times a year that never seems to get old. I seem to have many of those places, though the one that holds the top spot is the Hoodoos. Located in Kamloops, the Mara Canyon known best as the Hoodoos, is a slot canyon formed by a volcanic eruption that took place some 50 million years ago. As you enter the trail, it’s hard to not just stand in awe of the massive rock formations. The textures and vibrant colours highlight the landscape and captivate the senses. The smell of sage fills the air as we pass through the bushes along the trail into the canyon. A favourite of our seasoned adventure pups. But this is also where the cactus grows in small patches spread out along the sage and usually one of the dogs will end up with a little piece of cactus in their paws. So, I suggest keeping to the trail until you get into the canyon. A steep incline up a rocky trail will lead you to the canyon entrance, hiking boots are a must; this terrain is unforgiving if ill-prepared. The trail leading up the canyon is a narrow river bed that often has a small amount of water trickling down the center during the early spring months. Every step forward re-

veals incredible rock pillars reaching up to the sky, jagged mountains surround the canyon while twisted trees hang over the river bed trail offering shade in the hotter months. Making your way up the trail, you’ll find many little trails that lead to lookouts and hidden caverns. To see it all in one day would be impossible. If you follow the canyon all the way up, the trail will loop out of the hoodoos and around onto the top of the mountain. The second half of the loop is completely different with an open landscape and large mountain top views the whole way down. I have found that most people do the trail in two separate visits. The freedom to explore the Hoodoos adds to its beauty, it’s easy to explore the area while respecting the sensitive terrain and formations. That’s always been one of the greatest things about the area, the respect past visitors have shown. There has never been any garbage or senseless vandalism in all the years we have been hiking there. If you’re looking for a real adventure, or to feel like you’re on the other side of the world only an hour’s drive from home, look no further. Lace up those hiking boots, put the collar on the dog and don’t look back. For more info or trail ideas visit us at Shuswap Overland Adventures on Facebook or Instagram.

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Eagle Bay - Building Community are part of what makes Eagle Bay a to register their interest, concerns and Submitted by Cathy Wolf, support. By continuing to enhance these on behalf of the Eagle Bay Hall Society great place to live. The quilting and At the Annual General Meeting craft groups continue to thrive along channels of communication there will be (AGM) on March 22, Eagle Bay mem- with the new Garden Club and, of increased opportunity to participate and bers had an opportunity to discuss and course, dart enthusiasts who come tobe part of what makes Eagle Bay a welthen voted to ratify a new constitution gether at the Hall every Friday night to coming and safe community. and new bylaws for the Eagle Bay Hall have bragging rights for the week. New ideas, support for the many Society. When it comes to identifying volun- existing activities and events currently When the new Societies Act came teers for district events and workshops, in the community, and, of course, addinto force on November 28, 2016, it re- recommending delegates to serve on ing your hands as well as your voice to quired that each Society in British Cocommittees and commissions, or prepar- building community is at the heart of lumbia create a transition plan by Noing reports and grants to address provin- changes to the constitution. Members vember 28, 2018. Eagle Bay Directors cial or local funding opportunities, the voted on March 22 also to apply for a wanted not only to be compliant with new constitution creates the conditions new name to the organization to identify the new requirements, but also to update for the Board to play a more active role. this expanded role. In following British our constitution and bylaws Columbia Registry requireto more accurately reflect the ments, we have submitted three community we serve. Severnames, listed by priority, for al of our board members their approval: Eagle Bay Comspent many hours over the munity Association, Eagle Bay past two years drafting a Community Hall Association number of documents that and finally Eagle Bay Commuwere presented at Director’s nity Hall Society. You will note meetings and then finally at the addition of “community” in the Annual General Meeting each of the names as we look to all members of Eagle Bay in serving the community more attendance. broadly. In keeping with the the We would appreciate your theme of citizens working thoughts and feedback on these quilting and craft groups continue to thrive along with the new together, helping each other, The changes. Go to our website at Garden Club and, of course, dart enthusiasts who come together at the and building community, the Hall every Friday Night to have bragging rights for the week. and click on the new constitution has expanddirectors tab to have a copy of ed the purpose of the Society to include There has been support for improvethe new constitution, bylaws and a stronger emphasis on communication, ments such as the tennis courts, an upminutes of the AGM. Give yourself a advocacy, support to members, and dated outdoor kitchen along with play- tour of our website to catch up on histocommunity events. The Eagle Bay Hall ground facilities, signage in the commu- ry of the district or see what is happenwill continue to be the centre of the So- nity, and the continuation of the spring ing each week. Join ciety and of activities. Pancake break- roadside cleanup. Through the Society in. Memberships are fasts, fitness classes, the lending library, website and access to a free online available at the Merart workshops, Hamsters’ dinner theatre, monthly edition of the Eagle Eye, mem- cantile Store for only coffee houses, and community meetings bers can engage more fully with others $10.00/family. in the community


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Facebook & Cambridge Analytica By Stefan Schielke Until March of this year, most people had never heard of Cambridge Analytica. Now we have heard about them in the news relating to the Facebook data breach and the resulting #deletefacebook movement. Who is Cambridge Analytica? What are they accused of? How can we ensure our data security? First, we must understand the responsibility of Facebook with regards to users’ data. In 2010, Facebook launched their “Open Graph API” which allows outside app developers to access Facebook users’ data. However, in 2011, the US Federal Trade Commission and Facebook signed a consent decree in which Facebook agreed to not share users’ data without their permission. This meant that users now had control over what data is shared to the app developers. Cambridge Analytica is a London based firm that created a personality quiz in 2014. 270,000 people accessed the quiz, each providing permission to collect their data. However, the app also obtained information about the users’ friends, who did not provide consent, reaching a total of over 50 million people. This nonconsent breached Facebook’s terms. Furthermore, the data also violated federal election laws which bans foreign nationals from participating in the decision-making process of US political campaigns. This data breach potentially assisted Donald Trump in winning the 2016 US presidential election. As I have mentioned in previous articles, being vigilant is our best defense to ensure our data security. Recently, I showed someone how much personal data was available to apps in Facebook. Going into “Settings” and clicking on “Apps” (in the left column) revealed over 100 different active apps such as games, quizzes, and social media like Twitter and Instagram. We were able to see what information each app has access to by clicking on the dim pencil icon. Following is an example of Mailchimp:

Every dark blue checkmark allows access to the corresponding data and can be removed. App developers default these all to have a check mark, leaving it up to the user to remove them. We also want to remove apps that we really don’t need. For example, when we took a quiz to see what our Spirit Animal was. That app still has access to every bit of authorized personal information we still have checked. Next would be to click on the apps that we want to keep and remove the checkmarks that are not mandatory, including the “Lets the app post on your behalf. These posts may appear on your timeline and in your News Feed” under the Post section. For those who are really concerned, App access can be turned off completely. This would be my recommendation. However, our data can still be accessed in some form. Everything we do online leaves a trail leading back to us. As users of the Internet, we need to know our rights and what level of privacy we are willing to give up so we can use an App. If you have any questions about protecting yourself online, contact us on Facebook or Twitter, by email or phone.

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Decision Time: Do We Stay or Do We go?

Shuswap Beachwalkers: Making Public Beaches Public

Last fall we told you that we were ending our monthly Sorrento beachwalks in favour of a more powerful Annual Beachwalk in order to demonstrate our collective community frustration regarding continued obstruction of access along the public foreshore. We proposed the 2018 walk to be on Earth Day, which in some corners of the world is a rather big deal and has been since it began nearly 50 years ago. Google it: Earth Day. April 22 is Earth Day each year, which in 2018 happens to fall on a Sunday--perfect for a public walk! Nearly two years ago, we started this quest to re-open local minds and hearts to the fact that the 1100 kilometres of Shuswap foreshore are public lands that must not, according to provincial law, have man -made obstructions in the path of wouldbe walkers. However, along the Sorrento foreshore alone there are seven docks that to one degree or another prevent one from simply walking safely along below the high water mark. At first, we thought we would be welcomed by all levels of government for brilliantly pointing out this age-old oversight and civil injustice; that it could and would be swiftly corrected. Thank you, Shuswap Beachwalkers! We were dead wrong. Not only were our observations about obstructive docks not heard by government, in fact we have been treated a bit like those slightly smelly and just plain embarrassing distant relatives who want to take up residence in your guest room . . . .the nerve! We now have a thousand emails, letters, and phone records in our files which

illustrate that our approach to the obstructive dock issue has not been an overnight sensation. We have met with and in many cases also walked obstructed Sorrento beaches with our MLA, our CSRD Area Director, and the senior local staff leader of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources-the agency charged with the actual legal responsibility of enforcing provincial laws promising uninterrupted public access to the foreshore. Over the past two years we have had interviews aired and printed by CBC Radio Kamloops, CBC Radio Kelowna, the Salmon Arm Observer, and the South Shuswap SCOOP. We launched a Facebook page for the Shuswap Beachwalkers to which we post links to these interviews and articles, and pictures and comments of all kinds. Many of these obstructive docks have lain across the Shuswap foreshore for 60 years--proof of a culture of foreshore entitlement that to this day still confuses ordinary people as to whether they indeed have the right to walk the beach or not. Recently we were inadvertently copied on an email string which, buried in its depths, included a note from one of our 11 Regional District Board members to the CSRD Administrator, questioning whether the foreshore was indeed public. Silly? Not at all: an honest question from someone unafraid to ask, and presumably willing to learn. The point is that this culture of foreshore entitlement is so pervasive and so enduring that even our elected representatives may not be sure of the truth. So . . . our question: Do you, the pub-

lic, care enough about your rights to join us on Earth Day, Sunday April 22, 2018, to walk the public Sorrento foreshore to draw public and political attention to obstructive docks? Will you help us hold our politicians accountable so these obstructive docks are not permitted to endure for yet another generation? As a Shuswap waterfront owner for nearly 40 years I am passionate about the lake and about public access. Very few waterfront owners present problems, but it only takes one bad dock or one intimidating property owner on your walk to make you think twice. I know, because I've had to face my own fears of confrontation. Being made to feel like a trespasser on public foreshore is a rotten feeling. Local and provincial governments will eventually come to understand we are allies in the common pursuit of protecting this single most valuable resource in our entire Regional District. Please, join us on Earth Day. Reserve the date: Sunday, April 22 at the Markwart Public Boat Launch, accessed from the TCH at Henstridge Road, across from the new Sorrento Tirecraft. Start time is 1pm.

Dan McKerracher, P.Eng. Sorrento

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New 8 lot subdivision acreages with view of Sun Peaks. 10 minutes from Chase at the West end of Turtle Valley on Hepburn Rd. Drilled wells, hydro, Telus, gravel & timber. Check out: Kamloops Craig’s List / real estate for sale / acreages.

• Cooks • Prep-cooks • Kitchen Help • Dishwasher

• Servers • Hostess • Food Runner • Front Help

Food safe & Serving it Right will be considered an asset Send Resume to 780-897-2562 Place Your Classified Ad here!


250-457-0099 Natural Gas Blacksmith Forge internet value $15000. Homemade Forge and homemade Metal Twister sell for $5000 obo. 2002 GMC Duramax Diesel $6000 obo. Shimpo Potters wheel plus another Potter wheel $1500 obo phone 250-955-8610 Good new and used mobility scooters. Good stock of all size tires and tubes. Scooter carrier. New and used walkers. One like new shop-rider. Electric wheel chair (large). 778-489-0600

Cleaners Required

to clean vacation rental properties. “GREAT EARNING POTENTIAL” Must have own vehicle. To book an interview interested applicants should call 250-851-6833 or email Professional Cleaner required for multiple seasonal vacation rental cleaning. Must be thorough. Must be quick for same day turnover. Apply by email: or by Phone 250-463-3400 Karen Mack The Cleaner



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CLASSIFIED ADS MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE MAY DEADLINE: A P R I L 2 5 $7 up to 25 words, 20¢ ea. additional word. $1 for box-around. Single column Classified Display Ads are $2.25 per 1/4 inch. Drop ads along with cash or check (made out to The SCOOP) at drop boxes, e-mail ad to or mail to 7320 Estate Place, Anglemont, B.C. V0E 1M8.



Summer Cleaners Wanted

Musicians Wanted - Drummer in Sorrento looking for a band or band mates to jam and have fun. Have jam space. Russ 605-341-7000(text) or 250-253-8052

Saturdays/Sundays/Some midweek work. North Shuswap & Blind Bay areas. Student's OK. Vehicle is a bonus. Top dollar paid. Contact Jay Simpson:

WANTED Wanted - to buy old wood windows, doors, ladders, crocks, suitcases, furniture, tools, trunks, tubs, signs, antlers, pumps, taxidermy, advertising, barrels, scales, farm & cowboy items. 250-577-3357, Pritchard

• Arts Council for

Wanted - used band saw and table saw. Phone Eric 250-955-0187 Scotch Creek

FREE FREE DOCK in Magna Bay 250.318.0088

the South Shus250-675-4441, wap - Karen Brown 250.515.3276 •Blind Bay Community Society • Tappen/Sunnybrae - 3732 SunPhone: 250-675-3919 nybrae-Canoe Point Rd., Chief Email: Ryan Gray, 250-835-8696 TappenSunnybraeVFD@ • Blind Bay painters - Betty Schriver 250-675-2249 - • White Lake - 3607 Parri Rd. •Carlin Country Market Chief Bryan Griffin,, 250-835-4500, Heather 250-835-4422 • Carlin Elementary Middle School • Fire Services Coordinator PAC -, Sean Coubrough, 250-833-5955 Heather 250-835-4422 • Copper Island Seniors Resource FIRST RESPONDERS Services (CISRS) - (beside Spinna- Debbie Edwards ker Cafe) 250-675-3661, email: • GT Dragon Boat Society • CRIMESTOPPERS 1-800-222-8477 Susan Eisenberger, 250-803-6864 • CSRD Area C Director - Paul menok, Cell: 250-517-0810, email: HEALTH SERVICES • South Shuswap Health Services FIRE DEPARTMENTS Society Sue McCrae • Eagle Bay - 4445 Eagle Bay Rd., 250-675-3661, Chief Alan Rendell, • Sorrento Health Centre – 250-517-0429, 250-803-5251 • Sorrento Health Centre Society – • Sorrento Hall #1 Marilyn Clark, 250-675-2449 • JPW Road Maintenance - At1164 Passchendale Road, tendant 1-877-546-3799, Main Chief Gary Hoult, 250-675-3555, office (Armstrong) 250-546-3765, • Sorrento Hall #2 - 2505 Greer Celista yard (answering machine) Road, Chief Gary Hoult, 250-955-2231

SPACE WANTED Relocating, Rental Space Required (Salmon Arm) The Waxecutioner Bodywaxing is seeking suitable space to rent • 10 years certified experience • Have own equipment & table. • Evening and weekend appointments available (so you don't have to miss work)

250 463 3400

• Lions Club Judi

Kembel, Secretary - 250-675-2616; email and website is Sorrento Lions Club - Lions eClubhouse • North and South Shuswap Community Resource -, Leigh 250-515-4682 • Okanagan Regional Library (ORL) South Shuswap Leigh Schaffer 250-675-4818 • Shuswap Beachwalkers - Dan McKerracher 250-319-5121 or • Shuswap Better at Home Wysteria 250-253-2749, • Shuswap Community Foundation 250-832-5428 •Shuswap Hospice Society 250-832-7099, 250-675-2568 (Sorrento) • Shuswap Lake Aero Modelers 1-866-293-3851,, • Shuswap Theatre Society - & • South Shuswap Chamber of Commerce - Karen Brown

South Shuswap Library (250) 675-4818 #1 - 2425 Golf Course Drive, Blind Bay Market

Tues. 10am to 6pm Wed. 10am to 5pm Thurs. 10am to 3pm Fri. 10am to 5pm Sat. 10am to 5pm CLOSED: Sun., Mon. & Statutory Holidays

250-515-0002, manager@ • Shuswap Volunteer Search & Rescue - Luke Gubbles 250-803-1095, • Shuswap Tennis - Petra: 250.835.2202 or Dick: 250.574.4674, • Shuswap Waterfront Owners Association (SWOA), • Sorrento & Area Community Association (SACA) – Brenda Puetz 250-675-2599 •Sorrento Minor Ball Geoff 250-804-6923, • South Shuswap Canada Day Committee - Tammy Packer 250.463.2495 • Victim Services - Guy Ramsay 250-679-8638 • White Lake Community Hall Society - 3617 Parri Road, Thelma Materi 250-803-5231 • White Lake Residents Assoc. (WLRA) President: Bryon Every. • White Lake New Horizons Seniors Club - Tim Hoy 250-835-2141

DISCLAIMER – The information in this publication is carefully gathered & compiled to ensure maximum accuracy. The South Shuswap Scoop cannot, and does not, guarantee the correctness of all information furnished them, nor the complete absence of errors or omissions: therefore, no responsibility for same can be nor is assumed. Press releases and reports from community organizations and businesses are encouraged but may be edited to fit available space. We reserve the right to refuse any ad or item that conflicts with the intent of this paper. Articles, advertisements and design in this publication may not be reproduced in any way without prior permission of the author. ERRORS AND OMISSIONS: Advertising is accepted on the condition that, in the event of a typographical error, the portion of the advertising space occupied by the error will not be charged for, but the balance of the advertisement will be paid for at the applicable rate.

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• Spring Celebration Dinner & Dance Fundraiser

- Sat. Apr. 14. SLE Lodge-lower level. FMI Funds go to Shuswap Hospice. • Sip Sip Hooray FunRaising Event - Sat Apr. 21 at Finz. Silent Auction, Raffle, Door prizes. Blind Bay Blues Band - 7-11pm (adult only event) • Cedar Heights : ♦ Bocce Ball - opens Apr. 16. Free clinics April 17, 29 (space limited, please reserve) . SpringTournament April 25 ♦ Pickleball Registration - April 14 ♦ Community Assoc. Registration Day - April 14 ♦ Golf clinic - April 25 (weather permitting) ♦ Annual Plant Sale - May 12 FMI: • GT Dragon Boat Society Registration DaySat. April 21, 10am to 2pm at Blind Bay Village Grocer. FMI Susan 250-803-6864 • Lego Club - Apr 18 & 21, 6:30-7:30pm at Shuswap Lake Estates. Fee includes take home project and snack • South Shuswap Library Events - Why Everything Shuswap - an Author’s Talk - Apr 12, 1pm - presentation by author Jim CoopermanHealthy and Happy by Default – helping people create healthy happy lives. Tuesdays, 23pm April 10, May 8 & June 12. • Tourism Kick–Off Breakfast - Fri. May 4, 8am at Duffers Den. Excellent opportunity to promote your business & learn about others. Hosted by North & South Shuswap Chambers. • Blind Bay Village Grocer Customer Appreciation Day - May 5th, 11am to 3pm. Pig Roast, live music, prizes, vendors, wine/beer samples, lunch by donation, mini-golf, bouncy castle, face painting, 50/50 draw. • Spring Fashion Show - Tues. May 15 at Finz. EAGLE BAY HALL • Mother’s Day Pancake Breakfast - Sun. May 13. 9am to 11:30am. • Hamster’s Dinner Theatre - Become a Hamster! or enjoy a fantastic meal and show in early May. FMI Rod 250-675-3772 SORRENTO • Spring Fling Dance - Sat. Apr14, 7pm at Sorrento Memorial Hall. Dinner, live music, cash bar, 50/50, safe drive home. • Beach Walk - Making public beaches public Sun. Apr. 22 at the Markwart Public Boat Launch, accessed from the TCH at Henstridge Road, across from the new Sorrento Tirecraft. Start time is 1pm. FMI Dan 250-319-5121 • Tunes of the Decades - Sorrento Drop In Society presents the annual spring concert of the Sorrento Glee Club at the Memorial Hall, Fri. April 27, 7pm. Tickets available from choir members or phone 250-675-2126. • Shuswap Artisan Market Grand Opening - May 5. across from Petro-Can. • WORKSHOP for Non-Profits - “Society Act

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Changes Are You Ready?”. Sat. Apr 28, 9:30am to 11:30am at Sorrento Memorial Hall. Learn about the new Society Act and what you need to do in order to comply. To register: 250-515-0002. or or call Sorrento & Area Community Health Centre Society AGM - Tues. May 8, 7pm at the health centre (above Munro’s) Guest speaker Anne Briggs. Topic - “Mindfulness” activities that can contribute to health and well-being. Refreshments. Sorrento Village Farmers Market - Opens Mother’s Day weekend, May 12, 8am to noon at Sorrento Shoppers Plaza. Sorrento Lions 4th annual Garage Sale - May 26, 8am - 3pm Sorrento Memorial Hall. To donate items call Wayne Kembel at 250-675-2616 or email Pick-up and delivery options. Please NO large appliances, mattresses, upholstered furniture, clothes or computer electronics. TAPPEN / SUNNYBRAE. Sunnybrae Coffee House Feature - Sea Skull Hammer. Sat. April 14. Doors open at 6:30pm. Stop in at the Senior’s Hall for chili and a bun first from 5:30 to 7:30 Sunnybrae Community Litter Pick-up - Sat. April 21. Please come out and help clean up litter along Sunnybrae Canoe Point Rd. Meet at the Seniors Hall at 10am. Bring gloves. Volunteer drivers welcome. Appreciation BBQ. FMI. 250-835-8800 WORKSHOP - “Marketing Through Social Media” - Sat. May 5, 9:30-12:30pm at Carlin Hall. Improve social media for business & nonprofit organizations. To register: or call 250-515-0002. Swap Meet - May 12, 8am - 3pm. Classic Car and Parts/Antiques and Collectables. White Post Auto Museum, 4439a TCH Carlin Country Market - May 26. Regular meetings to start planning will be on Fridays at 1pm in the learning commons break out room. Those interested in helping please call/text Melissa 250-803-8980. WHITE LAKE White Lake Local Business Fair - Sat. Apr. 14, 9am-1pm at White Lake Community Hall. Learn what services are available in the community. 20 plus vendors! $5 haircuts. Concession. Mothers Day Pancake Breakfast - Sun. May 13, 11am at White Lake Community Hall. First rate breakfast, with fun & flowers for mom! Craft sale, photo opportunities with fire truck. Raffle, draws take place at 11:15. Hosted by White Lake Fire Dept. NORTH SHUSWAP Earth Day Event at the Roderick Haig-Brown Park – Fri. April 20, 10:30am – 2:30pm at Interpretive Cabin. Walkabout Interpretive Sessions with Adams River Salmon Society, BC Parks,

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Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band Fisheries, Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Bring lunch, good walking shoes for up to 90min walks. DivorceCare - support group sessions - Tuesdays 7-9pm at NS Christian Fellowship Church. Runs till July 3rd. FMI 250-955-6379 Alternative Health & Craft Fair – April 21, 9am – 4pm. Lakeview Centre, Anglemont. Exhibitors from all areas of health & wellness. Classic Car Show and Shine – May 12 at the Rise and Shine Breakfast Lakeview Centre. If you have a classic car to enter, call Luke Kuromi to register 250-955-8610. WORKSHOP - Governance Training for Your Non-Profit Group. Sat. May 12, 8:30-1:00 pm Quaaout Lodge (lunch included). NPO directors will learn how to enhance their approach to policies, practices and decision-making in a transparent and effective manner. For more events around the North Shuswap check go to CHASE Shuswap Experience Trade Show – May 5, 10am -3pm at Art Holding Memorial Arena. Free admission. Exhibitor deadline April 20. More info at SALMON ARM & AREA 18th Annual Shuswap Music Festival - April 16 27 at Nexus First United Church. Amateur musicians of all ages perform competitively in piano, strings, vocal, band and choir. Includes Piano Ensembles on Wednesday, April 18, 6 PM and Choir on Tuesday, April 24, 6 PM. Admission by donation. The Best of the Festival perform at the concluding Gala concert on Friday, April 27, 7pm for a fee. Programs are available online. Visit us at Diamond & Roses Gala - Sat. Apr. 21, 5-9pm at Prestige Harboufront Resort. Presented by Shuswap Women in Business. Buffet Dinner, Entertainment, Prizes. Cash bar. Win a diamond ring! FMI Enderby Old Time Dance will hold their last dance of the season on May 4, 7 pm at the Enderby Drill Hall. Everyone of all ages welcome. Please note too the AGM on Sunday May 6, 12 pm at the Anchor Inn in Armstrong. Info call Jim at 250 515-1176 Café Lit - May 11, 7pm to 10pm at Prestige Hotel. Highlighted readings from nine Word on the Lake Festival presenters, musical entertainment by Victor Anthony, mingling and chatting with the authors. Cash bar, refreshments. Flea Market/Garage Sale to support proposed Performing Arts Centre. Downtown Activities Centre 451 Shuswap St. Salmon Arm April 21 & May 19. 12:30-3:30 pm. FMI Table rental call Jake 250-832-2300.

For more events in and around the Shuswap check out:



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To add an event email or call 250-463-2611 • Al-Anon Wed. 8-9pm, Evangelical Free Church,

Carlin Hall • Mon: Line Dance (intermediate) 1-3pm, in Chase, BC Sponge Ball 9-12pm 4051 Myers Rd. Tappen. • Badminton - Wed. 7 to 9pm at Sorrento EleTo book call Marcha Adams 250-835-8577. • Tues: Ladies Bridge 1-4pm, Good Time mentary School. BYO racket. Non-competitive. • Beginner slow pitch jam Tues: 7pm to 9pm. Quilters 1st & 3rd, 9am-3pm, Sponge Ball 9FMI 250-675-2397 • Intermediate acoustic jam Wed: 7pm to 9pm 12pm • Environmental sensitivities including EHS, • Coffee House 1st Saturday - December• Wed: Line Dance (beginners) 10-11:30am, MCS. Monthly Sharing & Support Meeting. FMI March, 7pm. Doors open at 6:45. (Advanced) 1:30-3pm. Ballroom Dance 7Una St.Clair at 250-675-5595 for meeting details. • Singers - Meet Thurs. 7 to 9 pm at the Arts 9pm. Lego Club 2nd Wed 6:30-8pm • GT Dragon Boat Society meets 3rd Friday, 6pm Council for the South Shuswap-Carlin Hall • Thurs: Play Group 9-12pm, Shuswap Pipat Duffers Den. FMI lower level. Come join the Coppertones! FMI ers1-4pm Susan Eisenberger, 250 675 3608 Karen 250-515-3276 • Friday: Sponge Ball 9-12pm, Youth Group • Probus Copper Island - meets at Cedar Cedar Heights Community Association (Gr. 5-7)6:30-7:30pm - (Gr. 8 & up)7:30Heights Community Hall in Sorrento on the 2316 Lakeview Drive, Blind Bay 250-675-2012 9:30pm, Scrappy Quilt Chics 9-3pm second Thurs./mo. at 10 am Coffee at 9:30. • River of Life Service: Sun. 10am (Sunday For details call Mr. Doug Brown 250-803• Mon - Co-ed Keep Fit 9am School 10:15am) 8930 Sorrento Drop in Society • Tues - Seniors theatre 1pm / Karate 7pm / • Seniors Lunch - 1st Thurs. 12:30pm at Duf1148 Passchendaele Rd. 250-675-5358 Ukulele Orchestra 7pm fers Den, Shuswap Lake Estates Golf Course. • Wed - Co-ed Keep Fit 9am / Carpet Bowling • Mon - Glee Club - 9:30 am 675-5021/ AA at 8pm Reservations by Mon. Call 250-675-3661 • Tues - Wheels to Meals 2nd & 4th Tues. 6751pm / Crib & Canasta 1pm / Bridge 7pm • Shuswap Rock Club - First Tues of the month • Thurs - Probus Club (2nd Thurs) 9am / La4871. Snooker (men )1pm 675-2829 / Crib (Sept - June) 7:30 pm at Sorrento Drop in Socie- dies afternoon out 1:30pm / Karate 7pm / The 1:30 pm 675-4117 ty. Saturday workshops 12:00-4:00 pm fall• Wed - Cards, 1 pm 675-0065, Snooker, 6pm Shutterbugs Photo Club (3rd Thurs) 2pm spring, Field trips spring-fall. FMI Pat, 250-675• Fri - Co-ed Keep Fit 9am 675-2829 - Shuswap Wood Carvers: 9am 2849. • Sun - Sorrento Evangelical Free Church to noon FMI Peter Husieff 250-675-2746. • The Shuswap Hiker Ladies meet weekly on • Thurs - Quilting 10am 675-5358 / Snooker Adult study 9:30am, Service 10:55am Fridays to hike the North and South Shuswap (men)1pm 675-2829 • Snooker 1pm every day except Wed. Trails. To join, con• Summer Pickleball - check schedule online • Fri - Ladies Snooker, 1pm 675-5115 tact or visit http:// Eagle Bay Community Hall • Sat - Scottish Dancing, 9:30am 675-3518 Sorrento Lions Club 4326 Eagle Bay Rd. • The Arts OnSite with Lady Nature - meets • Meet 1st & 3rd Thursday at 7:00pm at SorHall rentals: 250-675-3136 Mondays, 9am (May’til the end of October) • Quilting Mon.10-3 (Bring Lunch) 675-4531 rento Memorial Hall, 1150 Passchendaele Rd. (writing, dancing, theatre, painting, drawing, • Crafts Wed, 10-2 (Bring Lunch) 675-4282 We welcome anyone interested in learning composing music) create outdoors in the forest, • Fitness Tues & Thur 9 to 10:20am 675-5098 more about the Lions to join us. We are always somewhere near Sorrento-Blind Bay. Con• Garden Club - 1st Thur.10am, 675-3884 looking for new members. FMI Bob, 250-679tact: or visit http:// • Darts Fri. 7:15 pm. Alan: 675-5403 2299 • Coffee House 4th Sat of the Month 7:30pm • Meat Draw Fridays 5-7pmat the Copper Is• TOPS Sorrento #4369 - Wed. from 8:15 to 10:00 (except Dec & June -Aug) Performers always land Bar & Grill Pub in Sorrento. 50/50 draw. am at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. welcome! Gaetane 675-2178 FMI Wayne 250-675-2616. 2385 Golf Course Drive. FMI Gail 250-675-2849 Library (ORL) South Shuswap Branch Sunnybrae Community Hall • TOPS Sorrento #1856 - Thurs. weigh-in at Blind Bay Market. 250-675-4818 3595 Sunnybrae Canoe Point Rd. 8:30am, meeting starts 9am at Sorrento Place Hall Rentals - Vicki Green - 250- 835-2199, Clubhouse on Buckley Rd. Jacquie Everett • Writer’s Nook 2nd & 4th Wed. 10am-12pm. 250-675-2574 New members welcome: Blind Bay Memorial Hall • Badminton Sun 2-4pm & Wed 9-11am 2510 Blind Bay Rd. 250-675-3139 • Karate - Tues & Thurs 6pm Facebook: Blind Bay • Fireside Knitters - 1st & 3rd Fri. 10am • Coffee House - 2nd Sat - Oct to May noon. Come join by the fireplace. Community Hall & Reedman Gallery. • Page Turners book Club - 3rd Thurs, 10am • General Meeting 4th Wed: 7:30pm Website: Sunnybrae Seniors Hall • Blind Bay Painters - Tues. 9:30am - 3pm; • Children’s Programs - For a full list of story Betty 250-675-2249 - bschrive@ times, baby talk, colouring, craft days, and 3585 Sunnybrae Canoe Pt. Rd., • Blind Bay Blues Club - every 3rd Tues. of more check our website or stop by. Maddie Welch 250-835-8255 the month, 7pm. Chris Emery 250-675-2865/ Notch Hill Town Hall • Sunnybrae Painters/Crafters Mon 9:30am (except statutory holidays) FMI 250-835-8539 1639 Notch Hill Rd. 250-803-5206 • Garden Club - 3rd Wed. 10am to noon • Quilters -1st & 3rd Wed. (250-835-8255) • Talana Twirlers - Thurs. 7-9:30pm; Nancy • Meet 1st Mon. at 7pm (bank holiday 2nd • Potluck dinner and Meeting 3rd Tues, 5:30 Alison at 250-675-5375 or Mon) Watch for special events all year. pm (except July/Aug) Betty Bergman at 250-675-4408 or Shuswap Lake Estates Community Centre • Shuswap Needle Arts Guild meet 1st & 3rd Thursday, 10am to 4 pm (Sept. to Jun) FMI email: • Tues Night Blues Jam - 3rd Tues. at 7 pm. Jo (250)-832-9308 or Sharon (250)-832-4588. Web: FYI Chris Emery at 250-675-2865. 250-675-2523, Many more events on webpage

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South Shuswap Scoop April 2018  

Free monthly publication serving the south Shuswap and surrounding area

South Shuswap Scoop April 2018  

Free monthly publication serving the south Shuswap and surrounding area