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August 2016

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Sandcastles for Hospice Catherine and 2 ½ year old Zoey. By Jo Anne Malpass In honour of his daughter, Blind Bay “It’s been the hardest thing we’ve ever sand sculptor Marc Dansereau is sharing his been through as a family and yet it has realtalent to support the Shuswap Hospice Soci- ly brought us closer together. It has allowed ety. me to meet some of the most amazing peoAlong with the sale of calendars and ple.” He has been surprised with how peopostcards, he has held sandcastle building ple have opened up and shared their own workshops on the beach with proceeds to stories, which has also helped the family the Hospice Society. “It’s a heal. lot of fun, working at the Marc said his mom is beach and meeting a lot of an artist who does paintreally great people.” At the ings. “Of course with first workshop on July 16, he paintings, you have somehad 25 participants, mostly thing permanent but with children but also parents and sandcastles they are gone grandparents. the next day or sometimes Marc and Patti’s six year in hours. So she suggested old daughter, Bernadette, died the idea of calendars and I in January 2015, within first made one for the fammonths of being diagnosed ily for Christmas. It kind with inoperable cancer. She of hit me after Bernadette used to spend summers at the died, that it would be a beach building sandcastles neat way to do a fundraiswith Daddy. er.” His family received Sandcastle at Centennial field The calendars and the picinvaluable support from Cature of Bernadette on the cover have been nuck Place Children’s Hospice in Vancouhealing. “People can see the joy Bernadette ver during Bernadette’s illness and so when brought to our family.” Marc and Patti are he was looking for a local charity to supthe parents of six children, three older chil- port, he chose Shuswap Hospice. dren and, with the loss of Bernadette, two (Continued on page 2) younger ones still at home, 11-year old

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Regulation of Vacation Rentals in Discussion The emergence of the “sharing economy” has created regulatory concerns for governments at all levels around the world. We see many companies like AirBnB, VRBO, HomeAway and others offering residential properties online as short-term vacation rentals, and homeowners advertising their properties themselves on websites like Kijiji or Castanet. In the Shuswap, there are currently hundreds of properties listed online and made available to vacationers. At a local government level, concerns about short term vacation rentals tend to focus on issues like potential disruption to residential neighbourhoods, safety of drinking water, appropriate sewage treatment, sufficient parking, effects on local rental housing costs and availability, nuisance concerns such as noise and traffic, safety of the renters, liability risks, and loss of tax revenues from commercial operations. Commercial accommodators must meet certain minimum requirements to address these types of concerns, but

individuals offering their properties online as short term vacation rentals currently have no guiding regulation in place in this province. It is recognized that the online vacation rental industry is an innovation spawned as a result of the Internet, an unmet market need for comfortable, residential-style and less expensive vacation rentals than hotels, and a desire amongst property owners to generate extra cash. Personally, I often prefer to stay in a vacation rental rather than a hotel or resort, and it’s apparent that millions of people have already used a short term vacation rental approach to travel. In a popular vacation area like the Shuswap, it’s not surprising that there are many vacation rental options available. Regulatory concerns must also be balanced against the local economic benefits of tourism. It has been suggested that the home vacation rental industry has actually expanded tourism expenditures. There have been a number of studies that have looked at this issue and they tend to suggest that innovative approaches to

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regulation must be adopted in order to achieve any sort of desired effect. A key challenge to regulators is enforcement. In a large rural area like the CSRD, patrols by bylaw officers aren’t practical or affordable. Currently our bylaw enforcement relies on a complaintbased system, which often pits neighbour against neighbour. The difficulty in resolving such complaints has contributed to a large backlog in open bylaw enforcement files at the CSRD. Another enforcement challenge relates to the underground nature of this industry. Vacation rentals are on a person to person basis, as opposed to the traditional person to business basis, and this leads to cash transactions and a potential for consumers to be ripped off. It has been said that the sharing economy is not necessarily the caring economy. In the months to come, the CSRD staff will continue to evaluate this complex issue and it’s hoped that an innovative solution can be found.

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The Shuswap Hospice Society supports those who are struggling to cope with death or diagnosis and the associated emotional realities of that process. Postcards and calendars are available in Blind Bay at It’s All Good health food store, Shuswap Lake Estates and Finz Resort. Late in July, Marc became aware of the Sorrento and District Hospice Society, a local organization dedicated to supporting those

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Chamber of Commerce News By Karen Brown, General Manager Calling All Businesses For Inclusion In Tourism Kiosk Directories The South Shuswap Chamber is piloting a new concept in the delivery of visitor services. A series of tourism kiosks will be installed at key points along Hwy 1, on the waterfront and in local parks and meeting areas in the South Shuswap over the next two summers. Construction has already begun on 7 new kiosks for this summer. Each kiosk will contain the lake system maps, suggested itineraries and places to visit in the South Shuswap, as well as a full Chamber member directory. Chamber members of the South Shuswap will have their business name listed on the directory no charge. Non-members are also invited to put their business names on the series of kiosks for an annual fee. If you would like to join the Chamber or pay the prescribed fee for putting your name on the directory, please contact Chamber GM Karen Brown 250.515.0002.

South Shuswap Tearaway Mapbooks Now Available The South Shuswap tearaway map books are now available for local businesses to hand out to visitors. The mapbooks, designed by Kari Wilkinson of Toliver Design, follow a similar look to all of the other regional maps in the area. The unique distinction about the tearaway maps for our region is that they boast a ‘Bucket List of Things to Do in the South Shuswap’ where visitors are given twenty suggestions of things to do and see in the area. If you do not have your mapbooks or are running low on Shuswap Tourism planners, guides or rack cards, be sure to contact Chamber GM Karen Brown: Golf Tournament September 17th The Chamber will be raising funds through its collaboration with the Second Annual FINZ Resort Charity Golf Classic, supporting both the Chamber and First Responders. The nine-hole tournament will follow the ‘Best Ball’ format at Shuswap



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By Rob Marshall, Executive Director of Community Futures Shuswap. Ready or not, here comes the Fall. For some, autumn is the dreaded end to summer. For others, it means gearing up, (re)establishing routines, putting the kids back in school, or prepping the yard for winter. For business owners, fall can be an exciting time of year - almost like a miniNew Year of sorts. It can mean making plans to head into the final quarter of the calendar year to finish off the year strong and/or ramping up for the busiest time of year - the holiday season. Here are some ideas to inspire you for a great final quarter. The stronger you finish, the better the momentum you bring with you into the New Year. Go ahead, get a head start. Business owners require a lot of skills to operate a business, and keeping the big picture in mind and being the visionary of your company is essential to how your business will do 3, 6 even 18 months from now. These 5 tips will help you prepare for fall: 1. Review your budget goals vs your actual achievements. As with a business plan, revisit your budget, and make any adjustments needed to maximize your hardearned dollars and investment. 2. Decide whether you need to adjust your goals. Business plans are an essential part of a successful business.

But don’t be afraid to make adjustments along the way; in fact, be open to them. Be ever mindful of the needs of your clients, changing market conditions, and new opportunities! 3. Review projects and expansion goals. Carve out regular time to review where you are at with your projects. Reflect on your successes and if you’re not where you need to be, follow steps 4 & 5! 4. Course correct. Don’t be stubborn! Perhaps you are taking a course of action that is not working for you, or your business. It’s okay. Relax. Mistakes are part of the entrepreneurial journey and corrections will lead you to better outcomes. 5. Ask for help. Most entrepreneurs are highly independent and independent people are not usually the first ones to reach out for help. Sound familiar? So, now you know. Just be reminded that it’s okay to ask for help. Running a business isn’t easy! In fact, it’s hard. So reach out, ask for help and advice when you need it. There are many resources to help you, visit and you’ll find many helpful links. Perhaps you’ve just read the above tips and realized that you may not have started your calendar year off strong with a defined budget, goals, or a concrete set of objectives. It’s never too late to do so! Use the last days of summer to get those in order so you can launch into fall refreshed and focused! The team at Community Futures Shuswap can offer you advice, mentorship, and tools to move you forward. Just give us a call to set up an appointment. We’re here to help. For more small business tips and resources, visit



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ments, and this and other improvements show we are delivering on that promise.” Sunnybrae-Canoe Point intersection This project is part of B.C. on the Move, the B.C. government’s 10-year plan These improvements will help reduce for the improvement of the province’s Submitted by Doug Secord Construction is complete on a project the number of collisions at the intersection transportation network. that will improve safety at the intersection and reduce delays for side road traffic of the Trans-Canada Highway and Sunny- turning left onto the highway. brae-Canoe Point Road. The project was in large part initiated The project, valued at $175,000, inby the Friends of Sunnybrae, who worked cludes improved lighting, flashing beacon with local Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo and Cathryn Rankin installation and construction of a dedicated the Ministry of Transportation to help B.A., R.M.T. right-turn deceleration lane on to Sunnymake this project happen. • Reiki Master • Reflexology brae-Canoe Point Road. The start of the “Safety is our number one concern,” • Trigger Point Therapy • Remedial Exercise westbound passing lane on Highway 1 will said Kyllo. “Making Highway 1 safer is • Craniosacral Therapy • Many Other Modalities also be moved west of the intersection. one of our government’s key commit-

NSSCR Truck and Equipment Stolen By Jo Anne Malpass A white 2010 F150 filled with an assortment of equipment needed to operate swimming lessons in the lake was stolen from the North and South Shuswap Community Resources (NSSCR) during the night of July 6. The NSSCR is a non-profit group which provides a network of programs and services to enhance the lives of children, youth and families living in the North and South Shuswap. By the end of July, the truck and equipment had not been returned but NSSCR was able to quickly replace a lot of the equipment thanks to the generosity of the community. “We are feeling so fortunate to live in such a kind community,” said the NSSCR Coordinator. Donations included a dingy from Shuswap Marina, a Gofundme account that raised $340, a $500 donation from a generous community member/parent and the swim equipment used about 10 years ago for Carlin/ Sunnybrae lessons. The NSSCR Coordinator said there has been limited impact to the swim lesson participants because the strong instructors were able to adapt and continue. “What's unfortunate about the loss is the cost to the NSSCR. Our Swim Program creates a financial foundation for the association that allows us to run other programs throughout the year. We were already adapting this year because of the struggle we had finding instructors and the insurance requirements to run lessons in the lake. So it's frustrating because there will likely be a loss to the community in the form of less programming.”

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Submitted by Barbra Fairclough Age Friendly Coordinator, South Shuswap Health Services Society The South Shuswap Health Services 250-803-2233 Society has engaged in a three-year 250-675-2787 process to identify ways our rural Call for an estimate communities in ‘Area C’ can be agefriendly. The initial Scoping Survey of 2015 assists in understanding the agefriendly characteristics within these communities and attempts to uncover some challenges, barriers and priorities for aging adults in the South Shuswap. Now we are in year two and have our South Shuswap Age Friendly Survey 2. This subsequent survey dovetails on the Scoping Survey to delve deeper into information gained initially. The population it serves in Area C is 7662 (census 2011). For every one person 15-34 years there are 1.9, 65-84-year-old people (Woodman-Simmonds, 2015). The largest population group is those of the age of 60-64 years. With census of this year we will no doubt see a change in these numbers. The terms ‘retirement’ and ‘senior’ are shifting to have new meaning as people are aging INDOOR BOAT & RV STORAGE ‘actively’ more than ever before. 2483 Hendrickson Rd 250.835.4224 Sorrento, BC

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By Jo Anne Malpass A swim-at-your-own risk advisory was put on Sunnybrae Beach on July 28 due to unacceptable E.coli counts found in two recent water samples. Sampling is carried out by local municipality staff at a number of beaches that participate in the Interior Health Bathing Beach Water Quality Sampling Program. These beaches are tested weekly throughout the summer months from mid-May until after the Labour Day weekend. Test results from Sunnybrae Park showed levels at less than 2 on June 15, 6 on July 29, 4 on July 5, 23 on July 13, 3320 on July 20 and 450 on July 25. At 400, levels become unacceptable. E.coli may not make anyone sick, but indicates that there are higher levels of other bacteria present in the water which may cause gastro-intestinal illness. Young children tend to ingest a lot of water when at the beach so are at higher risk. According to Interior Health, there can be a number of reasons for higher bacteria levels. Beaches in coves may get less water flow, so it doesn’t get flushed out as often. Wildlife such as geese can cause an increase in bacteria levels. High rainfall can wash contaminants off the shore and choppy water can mix up the bottom of the lake, causing increased bacteria levels.


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South Shuswap Historical Society Submitted by Beverly Christensen Preserving the rich history of the South Shuswap is the goal of the steering committee working to establish the South Shuswap Historical Society. The need for this historical society grew out of the Blind Bay 100th celebrations during which the organizers realized every community in Area C of the South Shuswap has its own important historical stories to tell, says Bev Christensen, who is chairing the effort to establish the society. Other members of the committee are Louise Barber, Dave Barton and Curt Copeland. “We want each community in the area to continue to research and write about their history because they are all

important. Having a registered society will provide access to grants to undertake other projects, especially larger projects, to showcase the history of the area,� Christensen said. With this in mind we are inviting representatives from all communities and organizations within Area C to attend the founding meeting South Shuswap Historical Society in the Blind Bay Hall on September 22nd at 2 p.m., she said. At that time the Steering Committee will provide more information including a preliminary plan to record and preserve the history of the area. The Committee also welcomes advice and comment." For more information contact Dave Barton at 675-4887.

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By Anne Long Wow! South Shuswap Responders have been unusually busy this month. Every day we have attended 2 - 5 medical emergencies. Looking back at our statistics at our number of calls definitely is increasing. It is a challenge for our volunteer first responders who already have busy lives with jobs and families. We are proud to say that we still reach every emergency within a few minutes. Locals know how much traffic increases on the TransCanada Highway in the summer months. Many of our calls are to motor vehicle accidents, truck or car rollovers, motorcycle accidents, etc. These scenes require several responders to care for multiple injuries and ensure safety by managing traffic until Fire, RCMP and rescue come to help. The trick is for first responder vehicles to weave through traffic to reach the accident. Please give rightof-way to vehicles with South Shuswap First Responder plates. Still busy. Sometimes we have another call at the same time! More responders

jump in to help; or, transfer from one emergency to another. Watch for our vehicles. Mid-day and evening are somewhat busier but emergencies happen 24 hours a day. Most of our emergencies involve sudden health problems, often for seniors. But accidents and health emergencies happen to infants, children, swimmers, boaters, people with allergies or adults on mowers/ ladders. Responders train for managing whatever you can imagine. They review and practice situations and skills every two weeks at Firehall #1 in Sorrento. We welcome anyone interested in volunteering as a First Responder. Call Debbie at 250 675 3355 for more information and practice dates.


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Artistry By The Lake

Blind Bay Hall, 2510 Blind Bay Rd. Blind Bay, BC Saturday, August 13th, 10am to 6pm By Jean Toker Many of you have been to the Blind Bay Hall winter Artistry Events. These events have been a wonderful place to purchase that special unique gift or personal item. This year, we are presenting the opportunity to experience the Artistry event in the summer. Local Artisans will be at the Blind Bay Hall right in the centre of Blind Bay, at 2510 Blind Bay Rd. You will find pottery, glassworks, jewellery, fibre art pieces, scarves, garden works , woodwork, statues, soaps, paintings, various bags and table coverings, quilts, cards, and many other interesting items.

This year Artistry will be a special event with a free Children’s Art Tent. Art supplies will be available for your budding artist to come and create something special. There will be a variety of age appropriate projects and supplies. Please plan to stay and supervise your child. Hot dog BBQ making it a fun event. Take a break from the lake and join us as we celebrate creativity in the area. For more information contact Chris Harris, 250-6752249, Jean Toker, 250-6755521 or Becky McMahon, 250675-2199.

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Home of the Reedman Gallery 2016 Artist Collaborative By Jean Toker The Blind Bay Hall is pleased to be providing the venue for the new 2016 Artist Collaborative in the Reedman Gallery from August 11 to September 5th. We are featuring local area artists and showcasing many different art forms. A variety of works will be on display. Each artist presents a unique selection of works. This year the Artists participating in the Gallery are Nancy Alison, Mella Ashenbren-

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August 11 to September 5 Thursday to Monday 10am to 4pm Jean 250.675.5521 or Becky 250.675.2199



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of a kind piece of art that you fall in love with. Each participant presents unique artwork specifically produced by the artist. Some days you may see the artists working on their next work of art. Each is pleased to share information and discuss their art. If you are new to the area, come by and meet some local people and find out about the community and the many


opportunities to participate. The Gallery will be open 10:00 to 4:00, Thurs. Aug. 11th to Mon. Sept. 5th. Our Grand Opening Celebration will be Sat. Aug. 13th at 11:00 am. Door prizes, Children’s Art Tent and BBQ add to the fun. For more information please call Becky McMahon, 250-675-2199 or Jean Toker, 250-675-5521.

Notch Hill Natter By Jill Goward The Directors and active volunteers of Notch Hill Town Hall are proudly breathing a sigh of relief now that the summer months are well and truly here and there are no major events planned for a while. It’s been a busy year so far and, as with many community halls, most of the work required to host fundraising events is done by only a handful of members. They work hard for all of us and for the good of the community. However, our hall is not completely dormant. There are several weddings, memorials and private functions booked throughout the year and what a beautiful setting for those. Plans are under way for a Dog Show/Party in September depending on how much interest is shown. In the past an actual Dog Show was very popular and well attended but the organizers are hoping this one will be a social occasion for dog owners – more of an informal “Show & Tell” but with a few minor contests and prizes thrown in. There may be dog trainers or agility experts giving interesting presentations, etc. but for the main part, it should be relaxing canine fun. For more information and to express interest please call Sheila at 250-675-4174. In the meantime, take time to drive by the hall and maybe bring along a family picnic. There is shade, an outhouse and of course, a picnic table under the shelter of the train viewing platform. At around 4 o’clock on Sunday afternoons, the amazing Rocky Mountaineer train can be seen in all its glory heading west. Maybe it will slow down long enough for its passengers to briefly enjoy the historic community of Notch Hill. Have a safe summer.

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age, and we all realize that we’re probably Dragon Boat Festivals – Are they as much not going to be the top team at a festival fun as they appear to be? when we’re competing against many teams that are a third of our age. But our By Gord Henderson In a word, YES!!! goal is to try to be the top team anyway. Everyone has an individual goal when We work hard in practices. We strive to be paddling. Some paddle for fitness, never the strongest we can be, and we compete intending to participate in any competitive hard. If we paddle a good strong race, and paddling. Others paddle more for the soour timing on the boat is impeccable, cial aspects. Some paddle in order to be we’ve run a good race. If we place in a both physically and mentally prepared to race, that’s gravy. The joy and reward travel and compete in select dragon boat comes from working well as a team. festivals in our area. Many of us travelling Festivals are a lot of fun. On Saturday, to compete are, or are nearing, retirement July 23rd, we participated in a festival on Harrison Lake. I can’t tell you how we did, because we’re not there yet. By the time you read this • On site service John 250-955-0816 article, the Harrison • New computers, parts festival will be long & accessories past, and we’ll have • Authorized reseller of Lenovo & Acer products also competed at the Kamloops festival. Harrison has 70 teams registered to Inc. paddle. It’s a one day festival. The first race is a 200m sprint, and it gets underway at 8:30 am. We’ll race three more 500m rac-

es that same day, and the festival will be over by 4:30 in the afternoon. Each of the races could have up to 6 boats running side by side. Talk about excitement. With each race, the adrenalin is pumping and total focus is on doing the job we’ve trained so hard to do: stay in time, keep the technique strong, and put as much effort into each stroke as is possible, and at the same time try to blot out the drum noises and yelling from the other boats. The sprint will be over in a minute. The 500m races will be about 2 1/2 minutes. That’s 2 1/2 minutes of all out putting it on the line. Last year, in our final race with 5 other boats, all six boats crossed the finish line within a 2 second gap. The GT Racers won that particular race. It’s that feeling of accomplishment and team camaraderie which makes all the gruelling training worthwhile. Many people will spectate at a dragon boat festival, watching wave after wave of boat groupings go out and come in. You cannot feel the excitement and be a part of that whole paddling atmosphere unless you paddle. Words alone cannot describe the feelings and emotions which every paddler feels after competing in a race. How can you get that feeling? It’s easy. Next season, come and join the GT Dragon Boat Society in Blind Bay. Want information? Check out the website at or send me an email at

Carlin School Top of the Class

Submitted by Leslie McInally Go Team Go...... The sports team at Carlin School will be ‘top of the class’ this Fall when they play in new sports shirts provided by The White Lake Fire Department (WLFD). Fund raising this year has allowed the Fire Dept to support a number of local activities and most recently, Garry Loeppky, WLFD member, presented a cheque to Shane

Carlton, Principal, and Craig Smith, from the Athletics programme at Carlin School, to cover the cost of the smart new shirts. The Department is delighted to be able to support kids in the local community and looks forward to hearing of Carlin school’s success at sports events next season. Any questions please contact Lester (250) 803-5230 or “”



The Real Scoop About Healthy Living Project YOU!

By Kaitlin Lee I have a challenge for each and every one of you! For the month of August I have created a list of 10 items. Your challenge is to complete each of these 10 items or as many as you can and take a photo of yourself doing them. You will email them to me with your checklist before the end of August. First place winner wins a 1 month gym membership to Shuswap Fitness in Blind Bay BC and 2nd place winner wins a free personal training session with myself, Kaitlin (Lee) McPherson.  The idea behind this is to help motivate you to get out that front door and start living a healthy lifestyle; it all starts with those first steps. I want to help motivate you to become a healthy active you. Anyone can try it, any age any fitness level, we want all of you to commit to Project YOU the August Challenge. Let’s face it, sometimes you need a little kick in the pants (or some love and a high 5) to get motivated. To make changes. To

take care of yourself, and to stay motivated to keep doing it. I got you. Project YOU List: 1. Go for a 5km walk, run, hike, or bike. (Take a photo of yourself while doing it) 2. Try to reach 10,000 steps per day. (Take a photo of your steps counted) 3. Attend a fitness class. (Take a photo of yourself while doing it) 4. Meal prep healthy meals for the week. (Take a photo of your meals) 5. Do a home workout. (Take a photo of yourself while doing it) 6. Go to your local farmers market for fresh produce. (Take a photo of all those veggies!) 7. Make a plan for how many days per week you want to exercise. (Take a photo of your plan) 8. Exercise outdoors. This could be any form of exercise. (Take a photo of yourself while doing it) 9. Set fitness and health goals. (Take a photo of your goals) 10. Encourage a friend to join you! (Take

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Eagle Bay News Submitted by Rod Dale I wish, how I wish, that November to March would pass as quickly as June to August. Don’t get me wrong I like four seasons, I just think it should be fair, 3,3,3,3 …. and if you’re from Calgary …. I bet you agree. Our Eagle Bay summer friends are providing a bonanza for the store and for our bottle bank. We love to see you and thank you for all the contributions you make to the community, and of course it’s no surprise to us that inevitably when you retire you choose to live here full time …… incidentally our store now has six proprietors, the latest to arrive is Emma Hailey, born about three weeks ago …. please continue to contribute to her trousseau. We also welcome visitors and locals alike to our pretty little ecumenical church. Services are at 10am every sum-

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wedding. Listening to a radio show a few days ago, I was reminded that in the 60’s and 70’s a ‘doctor’ in a white coat advocated smoking menthol cigarettes because they were good for the throat. As eighteen year olds in the navy we almost all smoked. Even ashore they were duty free (which must have been a tremendous coup for the tobacco lobbyists). A package of two hundred cost about two dollars … less than a bar of chocolate; and now the teens are smoking ‘e’ cigarettes ‘because it’s cool’. An old friend recently died of esophageal cancer, he hadn’t smoked for 25 years (but of course smoked for 45 years before that). I’m sure he won’t be the last to die young. I was listening to someone else’s conversation at a BBQ the other day (as I am wont to do); he was advocating for Mr.

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Trump’s policies and who wouldn’t … (stop terrorist attacks, defeat ISIS, make the streets safe, employment for all, bring jobs back to the US). I have a friend who hopes that he will win … after all, the friend says, he must be a whole lot smarter than we think, he’s obviously got plans that no-one else has come up with, to do what everybody needs with just the snap of his fingers. Vote Trump if you believe in magic. We are pleased to welcome tour buses along Eagle Bay Road … and why not, they stop at Jade Palace for Chinese food, Pedro’s for fresh fruit, and Eagle Bay Road for the scenery. As far as we know none has stopped for selfies with our Eagle … but they will .. they will. Incidentally we need a name for our mascot bird .. somewhat sadly, unless we get some better suggestions I’m afraid he’ll end up being Eddie. Let me know.


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Eagle Bay VFD Celebrates 25 Years Submitted by Alan Rendell The Eagle Bay volunteer fire department started 25 years ago with a two bay building, an Engine and a Water Tender. A third bay was added some years ago for a Support/Utility Vehicle. The volunteer fire department covers an area just east of Blind Bay, west to Wild Rose Bay and south towards the White Lake area. Celebrate the Eagle Bay Volunteer Fire Department’s 25th Anniversary at an open house on Saturday August 13 from 10am to 2pm at the Eagle Bay Fire Hall, located at 4445 Eagle Bay Rd. Meet the firefighters and see the fire trucks. There will be plenty of activities for the kids, with Stations set up where kids can take part in a Fire Safety Circuit, learn about campfire safety, and try their skills at putting out a mock fire. With South Shuswap First Responders, the Shuswap Emergency Response

Command Vehicle and hopefully a Sprinkler Protection Unit attending, plus our Engine and support trucks on display there will be plenty for people to see. SO ENJOY FREE HOT DOGS, ICE CREAM, POP AND COFFEE We are looking forward to Pictured above are some of the crew that have served with the meeting the people in and around Eagle Bay Volunteer Fire Dept. Photo contributed our community . So please come out, bring a friend, enjoy the displays and free food and support and con- would love to have you join our team. nect with your Firefighters and neighFree training is provided by the VFD and bours to celebrate our 25th anniversary. CSRD – which have a full training facility in Salmon Arm contributed to by all the We are proud to serve the Eagle Fire departments. Bay Community. The VFD practices every Tuesday from 7 to 9 pm. Currently we have 17 active members but we are always looking for additional members, so we




Shuswap Lake Estates Golf

156 players took part from all over BC and from all across Western Canada. By Bill Wilson, CPGA Professional Everyone competed in the main event Shuswap Lake Estates Golf Course Hello everyone. I’m happy to write “seniors ages 55 plus” and players 65 plus articles for the Scoop, what an excellent also competed in the Super Seniors Event. information piece for local residents. Other events held in conjunction with Great information about our area and what this event were the Zone Team Championwe offer to all visitors to the area. ship where four players were selected This article is primarily focused on one from each zone (selected by their zones) of the largest golf tournaments that Shus- and competed as a team. Best three scores wap Lake Estates has ever hosted, the each day of the first two days, determined British Columbia Seniors and Super Sen- the winner. There was also a two man iors Championship. It was held over three team best ball event (players picked their days from July 19 through 21. Close to own partners) and the selection of the three man team (best three finishers) who will represent BC in the Canadian Senior Men's Championship on SepEVCSS tember 6 through 9, 2016 in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Winner of the overall Seniors Event Shuswap Better at Home went to Harry Ferguson of Invermere, “A little extra help to remain confidently In your own home.” BC. Not easy as he had to go into a playoff against a four time champion, • Friendly Visiting • Housekeeping Gudman Lindbjerg of Port Moody BC. • Yardwork • Grocery Shopping Both were tied after 54 holes at even • Transportation • Home Repair par. Playoff did not last long though as All service providers have been carefully it was decided on the 18th hole (first ve ed and trained for your security. playoff hole). Ferguson two putted for SBAH Coordinator Wysteria Sholtz 250-253-2749


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par which was good enough for the win. Gudman Lindbjerg received first place in the Super Seniors Championship. Local players who participated were Shuswap Lake Estates Members Gord Smith, Ken Davidson, Brian Duquette and Ross Dupuis. Gary Champagne from Salmon Arm also competed. It was nice to see the local participation, what an experience. Now, this tournament would not be possible if it were not for the support of our community. More than 70 volunteers offered their help, members and nonmembers. That is almost half as many volunteers as there were players. Many (most) put in all three days and many of those spent full days as well. I have worked at many courses through my career and have never experienced this level of support from the membership and community, volunteering their help not only with the golf course events but other events throughout the community. My hat is off to you. What a great community. On behalf of the golf course (owners, management and staff) I would like to thank you very much for your time and efforts.



Arts Council By Karen Brown Music in the Bay continues every Thursday night at 6:30 pm on the waterfront on Centennial Field in Blind Bay! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets down to the field each week to take in these complimentary concerts. August bands include Margit Sky Project, Serious Dogs, Larry & Jane Stephenson, Blu & Kelly Hopkins and Devon Coyote. Come and enjoy the atmosphere as different generations come together to enjoy the music and to celebrate our community. Activities this year will include sandcastle building, parachute play, frisbee and football. Vendors will also be on location, offering refreshments and their wares. Hope to see you at Centennial Field each Thursday! South Shuswap Artisan Collective

continues to run out of the lower level of Carlin Hall this summer from July 7th through to August 12th. Come and see the exquisite artwork of local artists who will have their work on display and for sale over the summer. Collective hours are Thursday to Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm. Free admission ~ donations always gratefully accepted. FACES Registration is now on! Classes in art, dance and music are now taking registration for Fall. Contact Karen Brown at 250.515.3276 to register or check the Arts Council site for all Fall schedules, fees and registration forms. For information on all events and programming, check out the Arts Council for the South Shuswap website at


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Tues. August 23 , 10:00 am-5:40 pm & Wed. BLIND BAY August 24, 8:40 am-4:50 pm. For women over Shuswap Marina’s 7th Annual Open House 40, book appointment 1-800-663-9203. Sat. August 6. 11am-5pm. Food, music, prizes • SWOA AGM - Wed. August 24 at 7pm at Blind & demos. Everyone is invited! Bay Hall, 2510 Blind Bay Road Music in the Bay - Every Thurs. in August. On the waterfront at Centennial Field. FREE con- • FINZ Resort Charity Golf Classic - 2nd annual tournament supporting the Chamber & First certs starting at 6:30pm. Sandcastle building, Responders. Sat. September 17th. To register parachute play, frisbee, vendors, refreshments. and FMI FINZ 250-675-3222 Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Summer “Cruise In” Nights - Every 2nd & 4th EAGLE BAY • Volunteer Fire Dept’s 25th Anniversary Friday of the month, 5:30-8:00 pm at the Sat., August 13th, 10am-2pm. At the Eagle Bay Dreamcycle Motorcycle Museum. Enjoy the Fire Hall. Join in the celebration- meet the fireBBQ special at Sprokkets Café. All cars & mofighters, lots of activities for the kids, learn torcycles welcome! about campfire safety and more! Children’s Summer Reading Club: Keep reading through the summer! Register now for SORRENTO • Farm Produce Box Program - Every Friday all exciting events at the library. Many fun activities, programs and contests to do over the summer is Farm Day at the Sorrento Centre summer for school aged children. All Events are Farm! Volunteer between 8-11am in the garden Free! FMI at the Library (Blind Bay Market and you will be rewarded with produce to take Place), 250-675-4818 or visit home. FMI 250.515.4682 • "Related Styles" 4th annual Art Show and southshuswap. Junior Golf Camp - Aug 9 to 12. for children Sale - Sorrento Drop-In Centre, lower level of up to 18 yrs. FMI and to register call Shuswap the Sorrento Memorial Hall August 12 and 13, Lake Estates Golf at 250-675-2315 10 to 4 each day. Artistry by the Lake - August 13, 10am-6pm at • Community Engagement Day - Sun. SeptemBlind Bay Community Hall. Featuring the grand ber 18. In collaboration with Sorrento & Area opening of Reedman Gallery (2510 Blind Bay Community Association. For non-profit busiRd.) Artists, artisans, kids’ art tent, music & nesses, clubs, org. or essential service for the BBQ- Fun family event for the entire family! South Shuswap, contact the Chamber to be The gallery will be open Thurs. to Mon. Aug 11 included in the invitees list. Music & children’s to Sept 5, 10am to 4pm. activities Swimming Lessons in the Lake August 15-25 SUNNYBRAE - Pebble Beach (west side of the Marina), Mon. • The Country Breakfast - Sat. August 13th. - Thurs. A necessary skill designed to help 8-11am, at the Seniors Hall, 3585 Sunnybrae children to feel competent and comfortable in Canoe Pt. Rd. All ages welcome. the lake waters. Available for all ages and abiliTAPPEN • Robin and the Timeless Forest - Sun. August ties! FMI visit Highlands Senior Open - Mon. August 22nd. 7 at 6:30 pm. Presented by Runaway Moon 2 man net team (10 pt max spread), 8:30 am Theatre at Carlin Hall. Delightful family event. shot gun. To Register 250-675-2315 Tickets at the door. FMI 250.515.3276, runaDigital Mammography Coach - The B. C. • T Buckley Trio - will be performing at Carlin Cancer Agency has scheduled a digital mammography coach at Blind Bay Country Market, Hall on Sun. August 14 at 6:30pm. The joy

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these three bring to the stage will leave those lyrics two-stepping through your mind long after they have left the stage. Drawing on everyone from Bruce Springsteen to Guy Clark, T. Buckley Trio; can pivot from soft country to pounding rhythms. Tickets at the door. FREE admission for children. FMI OTHER AREAS Friday Night Live in Scotch Creek - 6:30 pm on Fridays in August. Night Market with great food, and craft items. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and of course your dancing feet! FMI Barry 250-318-3843 Copper Island Fine Homes Golf Tournament and Fundraiser - at Talking Rock Resort on Aug 11 Chase Cornstock - Fun festival featuring live music, food & family activities. Sat. August 13th at Chase Memorial Beach. Splish Splash - 5th annual Art sale on August 13th & 14th, 10am-4pm at Celista Hall. Pottery, Paintings, Stained Glass, Jewelry. Free door prize. FARMERS MARKETS Blind Bay - Thursdays until Sept 1, 10am-2pm at Blind Bay Marketplace parking lot. Local produce, crafts and fun! Celista - Wednesdays 9am-1pm at North Shuswap Community Hall. Fresh produce, crafts, live music, nummy food. Chase - Every Friday from 10am-2pm in downtown Chase. Salmon Arm - Every Tuesday & Saturday at the old Canadian Tire parking lot. From 8am12:30pm. Scotch Creek - Sundays from 10am-2pm at Shuswap Lake Park Store. Plenty of parking. Local produce, baking crafts and more. Sorrento - Saturdays until Thanksgiving. 8am to noon at Sorrento Shopper Plaza. Come for the freshness, stay for the fun!

Sorrento Food Bank Bids Farewell to Former President Submitted by Verna Nitsche Tina Hysop, the Manager of The Sorrento Food Bank says farewell to Jim Chisholm, former President of the Sorrento Food Bank. Jim has served on the board for 10 years, in positions of Treasurer and President. The board wishes Jim and his wife Barbara all the best in their new home in Clo-

verdale. The new president of the food bank is Ross Peterson. The food bank at 2806 Arnheim Rd. is open every Wednesday from 10am-3pm and can be reached at 250-253 -FOOD. The food bank serves the communities of White Lake, Notch Hill, Eagle Bay, Blind Bay, Balmoral and Sorrento.

Tina Hysop the food bank manager, says farewell to Jim Chisholm

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REGULARLY SCHEDULED EVENTS Please note that many events are cancelled during summer. Check before you go To add an event email or call 250-463-2611 • AA - Sat. 9:30am at Shuswap Lake Estates • Environmental sensitivities including EHS,

MCS. Monthly Sharing & Support Meeting. FMI Una St.Clair at 250-675-5595 for meeting details. • Probus Copper Island - meets at Cedar Heights Community Hall in Sorrento on the second Thurs./mo. at 10 am Coffee at 9:30. For details call Mr. Doug Brown 250-803-8930 • Shuswap Rock Club - First Tues of the month (Sept - June) 7:30 pm at Sorrento Drop in Society. Saturday workshops 12:00-4:00 pm fallspring, Field trips spring-fall. FMI Pat, 250-6752849. • Shuswap Wood Carvers - Meet Wed 9am to noon at Sorrento Drop in Centre. FMI Peter Husieff 250-675-2746. • TOPS Sorrento #4369 - meets every Wed from 8:15 to 10:00 am at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. 2385 Golf Course Drive. FMI Gail 250-6752849 • TOPS Sorrento #1856 - Thurs. weigh-in at 8:30, meeting starts 9am at Sorrento Place Clubhouse on Buckley Rd. Jacquie Everett 250675-2574 Blind Bay Community Society/Hall 2510 Blind Bay Rd. 250-675-3139; Hall bookings - Jean Toker - 250- 675-5521, BlindBayHall (& Reedman Gallery) • Blind Bay Painters - Tues. 9:30 am - 3 pm; 675-2860 or 675-3164 • Fitness for Independent Living - Mon/Thurs 10am to 11am. Contact Betty 250-675-2249 • Carpet Bowlers - Wed. 1 - 5 pm; 675-5110 • Talana Twirlers - Thurs. 7 - 10:30 pm; 6755375 • Blind Bay Quilter Chicks - Fri. 9 - 3pm; 6755077 or 675-4567 Carlin Hall 4051 Myers Rd. Tappen. To book call Marcha, 250-835-8577 or Jane 250-675-5426. web: • Beginner acoustic jam Tues: - 7pm to 9pm. • Intermediate acoustic jam Wed: - 7pm to 9pm • Coffee House 1st Saturday- October - May, 7:30pm. Doors open at 6:45. Proceeds donated

to the Second Harvest Food Bank. Cedar Heights Community Association 2316 Lakeview Drive, Blind Bay 250-675-2012 Enjoy many regular activities including: Keep Fit (aerobic & weight training), Bridge, snooker, potlucks, golf tournaments, movie nights, and so much more. FMI • Cedar Heights Pickleball - at 2316 Lakeview Drive. 8am. Mon: open play, Tues: beginner lessons & recreational play, Wed: round robin 3.0+ (be 10 minutes early for sign up), Thurs: recreational play & round robin, Friday: open play. FMI 250-253-1492 Eagle Bay Community Hall 4326 Eagle Bay Rd. Hall rentals: 250-675-3772 or 250-675-3136 • Quilting Mon.10-2 (Bring Lunch). 675-4531 • Crafts Wed, 10-2 (Bring Lunch). 675-4282 • Fitness - Tues. & Thurs. 9-10. 675-2408 • Darts Fri. 7:15 pm. Alan: 675-5403 • Coffee House 4th Sat of the Month, except Dec, June, July & Aug. 7:30. pm. Performers always welcome! Gaetane 675-2178 Library (ORL) Blind Bay Branch Blind Bay Market. 250-675-4818 • Salsa dancing - Tues. 3:30 to 4:30pm • New writers group - 2nd & 4th Wed. 11am to 1pm. New members welcome. • Family games - 2nd & 4th Sat. 3pm • Knitting & Crocheting - 1st & 3rd Fri. 10am noon. Notch Hill Town Hall 1639 Notch Hill Rd. 250-675-4174 • Meet 1st Mon. at 7pm (bank holiday 2nd Mon) Watch for special events all year. • Coffee House on 3rd Sat. Oct to May Shuswap Lake Estates Community Centre email: Web: 250-675-2523, Many more events on webpage • Shuswap Tennis - join the club at Shuswap Lake Estates and enjoy drop-in play, learn to play instruction - for adults & youth etc. FMI leave a message at 250.574.4674. We will call


• Youth Group - Grade 5-7 , Wed, 6:30-8pm • Play Group Thurs. 9:00 - 12:00 • Shuswap Pipers - Thurs, 1-4pm • Sponge Ball Fridays 9:30 am • Youth Group - Grades 8 & up Fri 7:30 - 9pm • Alcoholics Anonymous - Sat, 9:30-11:30am

Sorrento Drop in Society 1148 Passchendaele Rd. 250-675-5358 • AA & Alanon Mon: 8pm, • Tues: Crib -1:30pm, Snooker (men) - 1:00pm, Meals to Wheels 2nd & 4th Tues. at noon • Wed: Snooker 6pm, Five Crowns - 1pm, Wood Carvers 8 or 9am • Thurs: Foot Clinic (call for appt. 250-832-6209), Quilting - 10am, Men’s Snooker - 1pm • Ladies Snooker- Fri. 1pm • Scottish Country Dancing Sat: 9:30. 250-675-3518 Sorrento Lions Club • Meet 1st & 3rd Thursday at 7:00pm at Sorrento Memorial Hall, 1150 Passchendaele Rd. We welcome anyone interested in learning more about the Lions to join us. We are always looking for new members. FMI Bob, 250-679-2299 Sunnybrae Community Hall 3595 Sunnybrae Canoe Point Rd. Hall Rentals - Vicki Green - 250- 835-2199, SunnybraeCommunityAssociation Web: • Badminton Sun - 2 - 4pm & Wed 9-11am • Karate = Tues & Thurs 6pm • Coffee House - 2nd Sat each month Oct to May • General Meeting 4th Wed: 7:30pm Sunnybrae Seniors Hall 3585 Sunnybrae Canoe Pt. Rd., Maddie Welch 250-835-8255 • Sunnybrae Painters Tues 10am (250-8354625) • Quilters -1st & 3rd Wed. (250-835-8255) • Potluck dinner and Meeting 3rd Tues, 5:30 pm (except July/Aug) • Shuswap Needle Arts Guild meet 1st & 3rd Thursday, 10am to 4 pm (Sept. to Jun) FMI are Jo (250)-832-9308 or Sharon (250)-832-4588.

Thinking of renting out your property? Or looking for a place to rent? Charlotte Hall PROPERTY MANAGER

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$7 up to 25 words, 20¢ ea. additional word. $1 for box-around. Single column Classified Display Ads are $2.50 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. CLASSIFIED ADS MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE. SEPTEMBER DEADLINE: AUGUST 28


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2384 Forest Drive, Blind Bay Mobile Small Engine Mechanic Outboards, quads, bikes, lawn tractors etc. Please call David Lyons. 250-253-4108


Residential, Land and Recreational Properties Tel: 250.463.5313 Toll Free: 855.431.4313 Toll Free Fax: 888.377.4313 Email: Need Yard Work Done? Licensed residential assistance in Salmon Arm, Scotch Creek and surrounding areas. Karen Mack 250-463-3400

TENNIS INSTRUCTION Learn to Play Youth & Adults Shuswap Tennis 250.574.4674 (Will return all messages)

YOGA TEACHER Training 200 hr RYT Certification Course


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Starts October, 16th 2016 Namaste School of Yoga Salmon Arm BC 250-832-3647 call or text

FOR SALE Perfect for tight areas and small landscaping projects Daily Rental: $195 Hourly with Operator: $65 (call or text)


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1/3 acre lot for sale in Anglemont Call 250-682-0614

Industrial space for rent in Scotch Creek. Fully fenced, 3 gates, chain linked with barbed wire. Trailer on-site with office, small kitchen, washroom, running water, electricity (not included in rent) $1000month. For more info call Robert at 250-319-2343

RENTAL WANTED Organic gardener needs a place to rent. Willing to share produce and do maintenance /caretaking. Senior non-smoker, non-drinker. Please call 250-545-7958 or email

WANTED Buying old items, wood, windows, doors, ladders, suitcases, wood boxes, signs, lanterns, furniture, kitchenware, cowboy items, tools, skulls, milk cans, gates, etc. Call Randy 250-577-3357 (Pritchard)

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

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