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‘A Place Where Lives are Changed’ [Leadership in Training], and SLP By Dawn Clarke Drive along Eagle Bay Road in sum- [Servant Leadership] programs, Eagle mer time, or cruise the lakeshore at Eagle Bay now offers the LEAD (Leadership Bay, and it is easy to see young people, Education Discipleship) program, develof all ages, experiencing a summer camp oped by Kamloops Christian School. rich in fun, faith and friendship that lasts School education and credits, combined a lifetime. Founded in 1984, Eagle Bay with international experience – a first Camp is now one time event for of the most popu2018, - will no lar venues in the doubt, generate BC Interior, and more interest helps provide difrom young peorection for all atple to take adtendees to find vantage of all their way through the programs the challenges that offered. face any young As with any person in today’s organization, world. It is a Eagle Bay place where many Image shared from Facebook Camp is fosay their lives are cussed on ensurchanged forever,- enjoying fun, outdoor ing the overall experience of coming to activities on the lake and taking adcamp, the facilities, and training providvantage of mentoring and leadership ed, meet the expectations of all those training, all supported and provided by who attend. Including research and inexperienced, knowledgeable leaders. corporating the results into the camp’s The growth in popularity of the camp strategy planning is vital to their continin recent years, has led to an excess of ued success. A research program, folapplicants to undertake leadership prolowing the 2017 season, has provided (Continued on page 3) grams. In addition to the LIT

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Winter seasons, with the idea to incordata for the Board to determine future porate fishing, hiking, snowshoeing, development plans. cross country skiing, hunting, snowOver the last 10 years the Camp mobiling and wilderness activities. has invested in upgrading the camp The 10-year plan will call for the infrastructure, including the construc- addition of extra land to facilitate extion of an 18pansion of the room lodge, 3 new camp. This cabins, expansion could incorpoof the kitchen and rate the develdining facilities, a opment of land new septic and already owned water treatment by the Camp, system, and the across the road provision of a from the existstandby generator. ing facility, or The recent rethe acquisition search highlighted of new land. A the need for more development facilities, includteam has been ing a gym, a new established to Image shared from Facebook cabin for LIT stustudy the opdents, and a chaptions available, el renovation, or construction of an and to liaise with local regional district entirely new chapel. offices regarding development options, To develop the camp, and to meet and necessary environmental regulathe demands of the growing interest in tions. the summer programs offered, individRic Cyr, Camp Director, comual 5 and 10-year plans were adopted. ments, “Camp is many things to many During the next five years, key devel- people and at Eagle Bay we are comopments will be concentrated on activ- mitted to all our attendees finding the ity facilities. These will include aracceptance, peace and understanding chery – a program based on the Nato help them face the demands of the tional Archery School Program,- toworld today. Developing young peogether with a new ropes course, and a ple to be true leaders and discover their paintball area. Always keeping a focus true potential is key to our success and on leadership training, the Board has a driver for future developments”. also determined the need to expand For more information check leadership programs into the Fall and out


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Your 2018 Property Taxes Explained In July each year, property taxes are due, so it’s an appropriate time to take a look at how the 2018 Area C property taxes were calculated. The first point to note is that out of all property taxes collected in Area C this year, the CSRD portion is only about 27% of the total. The province takes 62%, the hospital district collects about 6% and all other agencies such as the Okanagan Regional Library, BC Assessment Authority and the Municipal Finance Authority account for another 5%. You will notice on your 2018 Property Tax Notice that the largest single item is the Provincial School Tax, which increased this year by 11.4% for the average residence in Area C. Similarly, the Provincial Rural Tax, which is largely intended to pay for roads, and the Police Tax which pays for the RCMP, also increased for the average residence by 11.4%. These are by far the largest tax increases seen for these items in Area C in many years. I found it quite interesting that on our own property tax notice, the home owner grant noted in the provincial services section was nominally

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increased to match the school tax figure, but, the residual home owner grant below in the parcel tax section was decreased, with the net effect being a home owner grant increase of only $0.06. Again, on our own property taxes, these provincial increases accounted for 77% of the total increase. For Area C, the tax requisition for 2018 increased by 5.9% in 2018 as compared to 2017. The largest increase in the Area C budget was an addition of approximately $69,000 to the Area C Parks function as compared to 2017. This increase was necessary in order to build the capital reserve fund to support the development of a new park in the Blind Bay area, the construction of the playground and sport court in the John Evdokimoff Park in the White Lake area, upgrading of picnic tables, garbage bins, trees and park benches in several parks, and a study to examine the feasibility of a destination trail in the South Shuswap peninsula. The next largest tax increase in Area C was a new item, the acquisition of the Rail Trail Corridor from Sicamous to the Armstrong area, and this addition added $22,655 to our budget. A strategic decision made by the CSRD Board was to invest more dollars into economic development and Shuswap Tourism. The rationale is that these expenditures should be viewed as investments designed to generate returns to the local economy, and the implementation of the new Shuswap Economic Development Plan would require financial support. In Area C, economic development was increased by $11,731, tourism information was increased by $10,000, and Shuswap Tourism was increased by $9,525 in 2018. CSRD general government, IT and administrative costs increased by 6.6% in 2018, while Development Services increased by 2.9%. The Area C sub-regional fire services budget was decreased by $27,000 or 2.2% as we needed to purchase less equipment in 2018. Milfoil control increased by $7,100 as a heavy growth year is anticipated, while weed control increased by $4,000 in 2018 over 2017. Overall, I think the changes to the CSRD budget for 2018 were well-advised. I know that CSRD staff work very hard to help ensure that our taxes are kept as low as possible.

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RCMP News Contributed by Chase & Salmon Arm RCMP Detachments

Busy Canada Day for Salmon Arm RCMP The Salmon Arm RCMP responded to 110 calls for service over the long weekend. Over the weekend 4 impaired drivers were removed from our roads locally. Theft of vehicle: Overnight on July 1 to July 2, a white 2015 Jeep Patriot was stolen from the White Lake area. The plate on the vehicle at the time was 916 NRJ. If you find this vehicle please call 911 and do not attempt to apprehend the vehicle or any possible occupants. Smash and Grab Break and Enter: On July 3rd, the Salmon Arm RCMP responded to a theft at a computer store on the Trans Canada Highway. An unknown culprit smashed the front door glass and entered the store. The thief then took at least two lap top computers and a monitor. The theft was recorded on video and the thief could be seen wearing a gray track suit with a black sports company

logo on the front, gloves, and light colored shoes. If you have any information about either of these crimes please call the Salmon Arm RCMP at (250) 832 6044 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) Charges laid in alleged School threat incident Salmon Arm, BC: A youth has been charged for uttering threats following an investigation into threats made over social media. On June 13 and June 14, 2018, Kelowna and Salmon Arm RCMP initiated an investigation after being made aware of a potential threat over social media. Police worked closely with the local school districts to identify the source of the threat and on June 14 took a student into custody. Police forwarded all investigative findings to the BC Prosecution Service for their assessment of criminal charges. The

student, who is under the age of 18 and who cannot be identified, has been charged with one count of uttering threats. The youth has been released on strict bail conditions that include undergoing counselling, not possessing any weapons and abiding by a curfew. Break in to Convenience Store in Blind Bay Area On June 25th, the RCMP responded to a break in to a store which occurred in the early morning hours of June 25th during a power outage in the Blind Bay area of Highway 1. A thief got into the store and stole items from the cash register area. Various items were taken including a display of pocket knives, lottery tickets and cigarettes. As a result of a tip provided to the store owner the following day, the store owner and police attended a residence in Sorrento. The ensuing police investiga(Continued on page 7)



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Three’s Company in Blind Bay!

Recognizing Local Business Supporters of South Shuswap Scoop By Dawn Clarke Establishing and growing a business is always demanding, but when doing it for three separate businesses, and bringing up four children, then the challenges and rewards need to be carefully planned and managed, to benefit an entire family. Brad Long and Victoria Fox make no secret of their commitment to their busy lives, and their success allows them to enjoy life in the South Shuswap to the full. Launch Construction, Blind Bay Hideaway and Blind Bay Car Wash, each with its own development story, are popular businesses in the area and many residents are familiar with at least one of the companies. Brad founded Launch Construction in August 2005, as a custom home builder and renovation business. The company began with just three employees, and has now grown to a staff of 23, one of the largest employers in the area. Always adapting to a fluctuating and cyclical construction market, Brad has managed investment in both personnel and equipment, to ensure the business always


remains competitive, whilst maintaining a strong focus on excellent customer service. Attention to detail, and keeping current with new design and building techniques, provides customers with bespoke design and build, for both the exte-

rior and interior of their home, combined with cost management, and working within budget guidelines. In 2016 Launch became a member of the prestigious Canadian Home Builders Association, and has been awarded with seven gold and silver awards for building and renovation projects in the past two years. The company is also a licensed National Home Warranty builder. Brad remains totally involved in all elements of the construction business, whilst Victoria manages the administration and social media activities required, to ensure the company remains top of mind when anyone is considering construction of, or renovation to, a home in the area. It was in 2016 that the couple branched out into the seasonal vacation


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business, with the purchase of Blind Bay Hideaway. A unique, quality development of vacation cabins located on Eagle Bay Road. This business is managed, and operated by Victoria, and offers short term rentals for the peak summer season, and month-to-month rental in the winter months. Initially just five cabins were located on the property, however in 2016 an additional four units were added. Blind Bay Hideaway has become a leading location for family getaways and reunions, stag and stagette groups, weddings, and visitors looking to experience the Shuswap. As with the success of Launch, the growth of the business has created more job opportunities for local residents, and although there are no immediate plans to further increase development of the business, Victoria is confident there will be more opportunity for growth in the future. With the development and management of two successful businesses well in hand, Brad and Victoria’s entrepreneurial approach means they are always looking for opportunities, and the recent acquisition of the Blind Bay Car Wash, is now the third business under their ownership. The car wash, a popular stopping point for many, continues to provide a clean, reliable, customer friendly location in the heart of Blind Bay. Already a successful business, Brad and Victoria have now upgraded the facility to allow for payment by Visa, Mastercard and debit in addition to cash, and have installed automated opening and closing, and security cameras. (Continued on page 7)

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Life in the Shuswap is certainly hectic for the couple and their four children. Known as the ‘Brady Bunch’, they can be found enjoying boating, hiking, dirt-biking, sledding, and snowboarding as a family, at every opportunity that time allows. Brad, who


moved to the area from Banff in 2005, and Victoria who moved here in 2003 from Vancouver, are committed to the future success not only of the businesses they have built, but also to their ‘blended’ family, who can see the rewards of hard work and commitment each, and every day.

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tion identified suspects possibly responsible for the original theft on June 25th as well as other individuals who were in possession of stolen cigarettes and lottery tickets from the store. Some of the property was recovered at that time. Two Vehicle Collision, Sorrento On June 30th, 2018 at approximately 1:50 pm, Chase RCMP responded to a report of a two vehicle collision on the Trans-Canada Highway at Waverly Frontage Road near Sorrento, BC. Police investigation determined a westbound 1 ton flat deck truck lost control and crossed the center line hitting the side of an eastbound Dodge Caravan. The truck continued on, entering the south side ditch before stopping. The van rolled into the south side ditch coming to

rest on its roof. South Shuswap First Responders cared for the six occupants of the van until BC Ambulance Service including Air Ambulance arrived on scene. The Shuswap Volunteer Fire Department assisted in extracting some occupants of the upturned van. The six occupants of the van were transported to hospital with nonlife threatening injuries. The driver, and only occupant, of the truck was treated on scene for minor injuries and released. Both lanes of the TransCanada Highway were closed to traffic while emergency personnel tended to the injured. One lane was open to alternating traffic by 3:10pm and was open fully once the vehicles were removed from the area. The cause of the collision is under investigation.

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By Dawn Clarke Keeping residents safe is always a top priority of any regional district, and the introduction of the CSRD building inspection service in Area C will ensure that any buildings constructed in the area will be inspected, to ensure adherence to the BC Building Code. The adoption of a Building Inspection Service, planned for introduction in Spring 2019, not only ensures compliance to the Building Code, but is also a key driver for implementing, and promoting a community’s planning goals. This is according to information provided at a recent series of public meetings held in Tappen Sunnybrae, Blind Bay and Sorrento. These were hosted by Area C Director, Paul Demenok, and CSRD Development Services personnel, aimed to clarify and explain the introduction of the new building inspection service, and the benefits to the community. Attendees at the meetings had the opportunity to review poster boards, obtain printed documentation, and receive a presentation from Allan Nielson of Nielson-Welch Consulting, outlining the new Building Inspection Service and the costs involved. The CSRD, currently the only regional district in southern BC, without a Building Inspection Service covering all its communities and districts, has worked diligently to ensure the process will be managed in a timely manner so to avoid any delays in construction work. Working with other communities across BC to understand best practices, the Area

C Inspection process has been streamlined to occur at six stages of the construction process, (in some areas, ten inspections are required), this is deemed to be the minimum number necessary to ensure adherence to the BC Building Code. To ensure minimum disruption to the building process, and facilitate a fast response to the new bylaw, an additional Building Inspector will be hired by the CSRD for Area C. From spring 2019, the new service, will require all home owners to obtain a building permit prior to undertaking construction. This will consist of a three-stage process: application, plan checking and building inspection. Full details of each element of the process can be found online or obtained from the CSRD Development Service Department. The cost of introducing this service will be funded by the permit fees and a small levy to property taxes. The permit fees incorporate three elements: application fee, permit fee (based on construction value) and possible special permit fees for specific items, such as change of occupancy, demolition etc. Typical fees on a singlefamily home with a $300,000 construction value, will be just over $2000.00. In addition to the benefits to home owners of improved safety, the Development Services team is receiving an increasing number of requests from financial institutions who are less willing to offer mortgages, or insurance, on new homes not subject to building inspection. Based (Continued on page 9)

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in their offices in Salmon Arm, the Development Services team is made up of personnel experienced in all aspects of construction with an ability to not only inspect, but also to assist in determining solutions to any problems that may arise during the inspection process. Available by phone or email, inspectors and their assistants aim to respond to all enquiries promptly and to inspection requests within 48 hours. CSRD Area F introduced the building inspection service in 2001, and Areas B and E adopted the service in March of this year. Since introduction there has been a very positive response from builders, contractors and home owners, all aware that the changes have led to safe, certified construction techniques at every stage of the building process. Paul Demenok, Director, Area C, commented, “I am confident that granting consent to the CSRD building inspection service bylaw on behalf of the South Shuswap, is another positive step to further ensuring professional, safe and quality property development in our area”.

First Responders New Shoes

By Anne Long Is life feeling a bit humdrum, boringly routine? Maybe planning a vacation, thinking of a new job, buying a new car or boat would be more interesting. Are your friendships predictable, unexciting? Do you sometimes feel sad and lonely? Try a pair of new shoes. Those new shoes won't cost a cent but you will find they give more comfort and support that you ever could imagine. Long term research shows the benefits of volunteering to the community and to the volunteer. • Society benefits by volunteer agencies filling in gaps in systems. Business and government policies change because of volunteer groups. • Volunteers live longer, and lead more physically and mentally active lives. • Volunteers develop new, strong relationships with

others who share common values and interests. • Bonds with family deepen and foster caring goals for the next generation. • New information and connections can open up new career opportunities. • Volunteers feel an unanticipated sense of purpose and value, no money can buy. Search your community for an opportunity to try on some new shoes. Only one in four people volunteer, yet, as little as an hour or two can make a great impact. The only pledge volunteers make is to be reliable and committed to the cause. South Shuswap First Responders volunteer to serve because they believe their neighbours deserve timely, skilled emergency health care. We learn new skills, work together, nurture each (Continued on page 10)


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By Dawn Clarke Living in a rural community where neighbours properties are further away, where some homes have seasonal occupants, where residents often drive to larger centres for shopping or work, and where children leave early for school and college, means that property is often left unattended during the daytime and sometimes, into the evening hours. In addition, there is often limited coverage by police because of the large areas the officers have to patrol. All these factors can lead to increased crime. In a proactive move to help to ensure the community remains safe and secure, White Lake Residents Association is taking steps to involve the entire community in determining the need for the establishment of a community safety and crime prevention program. Typically, the objectives of such a program are focussed on reducing the opportunity for crime to occur by improving security practices, being aware of neighbourhood activities, participating in crime prevention programs, and facilitating communication between residents and the police. The first step in White Lake will be to survey all residents in the area to understand concerns, views and ideas on how best to move forward.

In 2016 the WLRA considered a number of different safety and crime prevention programs to determine their suitability for the area. In 2017 the RCMP was invited to attend a community meeting to provide background on crime statistics in White Lake, and was keen and supportive of any program introduced. The information provided by the RCMP confirmed low levels of crime in White Lake, however with an increase in visitors to the area, and property development, WLRA is working to help keep the community safe and secure for everyone. As an introduction to the planned development of such a program, a skit involving the theft of a purse, was staged at the recent WLRA AGM. The skit was followed by a request for meeting attendees to describe what happened, and to record exactly what they saw. The results clearly illustrated to attendees at the meeting the differences between each individuals’ view and recall of an incident, highlighting the need for the involvement and focus, of all residents on suspicious activity. A small committee of volunteers has been established to solicit feedback from residents, and a survey is (Continued on page 11)

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other's growth. We feel valued and important because of the few hours we give. Please contact us, join a biweekly meeting in Sorrento. Think about trying on our "shoes". See our website; email or phone 250 833 5060 for more information. Note: We are grateful to Shuswap Lake Estates Golf and Country Club for offering South Shuswap First Responders proceeds from their Poker Run fundraiser July 21, 2018.

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currently being prepared to obtain feedback, comment and ideas on the best way forward. This new initiative from WLRA is supported by the White Lake Fire Department, who will be donating $500 to cover the ‘seed money’ required to move this project ahead. A single page questionnaire will be mailed to all residents, be available for collection at the Community noticeboards, or it will be available for download on the White Lake Residents’ Facebook page. Completed questionnaires can be mailed, dropped in the response box at the White Lake Community Hall, or e-mailed to Volunteer committee member and Deputy Fire Chief Garry Loeppky comments: “It is important for everyone in our area to provide their thoughts and views on any community safety and crime prevention program introduced. This ‘needs assessment’ is the first step to determine what type of crime prevention approach would be most relevant and effective in our community”. Once the survey is completed and responses are analyzed, the Committee will determine what resources are available to support the implementation of the program, [e.g. money, people, equipment etc]. Crime prevention strategies will be chosen based on a balance between the needs of the community, available resources, and evidence-based best practices that have been shown to work in preventing rural safety and crime issues. For more information White Lake residents can contact the WLRA -

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Shuswap Economic Development Strategy Released By Jo Anne Malpass Shuswap Economic Development (SED) has developed a strategy designed to build a strong, sustainable economic development program. Regional Districts have a mandate to support and assist economic development within their region. SED was formed in 1998 to work within the geographic boundaries of the District of Sicamous and Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) Electoral Areas C, D, E and F. (Sicamous is developing its own strategy so will not contribute after January 2019.) Along with a statistical analysis snapshot and community engagement results, the 63-page document describes a variety of economic strategies and provides recommendations for implementation over the next three years. The nine identified goals of the program are to: 1. Create a Modern, Inclusive and Effective Economic Development Program 2. Establish a Best-in-Class Economic Development Program 3. Become a Leader in Business Development and Support 4. Increase the Awareness of the SED Region Regarding its Economic Development Opportunities 5. Support the Further Development of a Strong and Vibrant Agriculture Sector 6. Establish the Shuswap as a Film Location of Choice 7. Support Community Specific Needs 8. Support Tourism Initiatives 9. Support Labour Market Initiatives Each of these nine goals has specific strategies that work towards achieving the specific goal. Some of these strategies can be implemented immediately, while others are longer term in nature. Issues such as a lack of commercial/ industrial land in some areas of the Shuswap, the outside perception that the Shuswap is tourism only focused, limited broadband and low population density need to be recognized and addressed. Healthcare, and specifically the need for a physician, was identified as a concern and priority in every region of SED

Sub-regional advisory committees are proposed, allowing the level of business participation to be substantially increased and significant improvement to implement many of the foundational elements critical to success. Critical success factors include access to the region and to the lakes and trails, the character of the local people as ‘hosts’, the region’s underlying authenticity, culture, diversity and sense of identity, collaboration and communication. Key constraints are highways and issues relating to maintaining appropriate access to the lakes, human resources – staffing level, quality of visitor service, and land management planning (asset management and crisis management issues). Over 200 stakeholders provided input through confidential one-on-one interviews, separate online surveys for residents and business owners and focus group meetings. In its section about South Shuswap, the report says Area C makes up only 2% of land within the CSRD but has 15% of the population. The land within Area C is very diverse, including beaches and lakefront, agricultural areas and rolling hills. Recreation opportunities and other facilities and attractions are plentiful and support an extensive range of interests. The Trans-Canada Highway runs directly through Area C, offering short commutes and shipping times to larger neighbouring urban centres, and easy access for visitors. Area C offers a vast array of recreation options and a growing list of arts and culture-based activities. Agritourism is a growing industry with several wineries as well as nurseries and other food-based producers open to the public and participating in local farmers markets. The South Shuswap Chamber of Commerce has recently been reinvigorated and is working towards building a stronger business community. Participants in the public consultation process felt an overall optimism for (Continued on page 14)

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the community although acknowledged challenges do exist. Notably, there is a lack of commercial land available, and affordable housing options are nearly non-existent. This is particularly true for those looking to rent or to find temporary accommodations. There is a large percentage of non-resident owners in the community contributing to a lack of year-round availability of services and amenities that many of the full-time residents wish to see. Labour issues are evident with local businesses needing to look outside the region to find employees. Residents unable to find employment suitable to their skillset oftentimes start home -based businesses. Overall, participants generally supported growth in the area and identified the need for more developable land to achieve balanced growth. Most participants favoured the governance study currently underway, and several view incorporations as a logical step in the maturity, growth and future economic success of the Area. Distinct Advantages: • Largest population base in CSRD • Recent business investment including a marina, grocery store, etc. • A major tourism focus on various recreation opportunities • The area maintains a large and vibrant arts community and hosts a number of arts and cultural events. • The Area’s beauty and recreational opportunities make it an attractive area to relocate to live in.

Having existing companies stay and expand and attracting non-retail businesses were the highest priorities in survey results, both coming in at 41.67%. In the report’s demographic section, using Canada census data, the Population in Area C was 7,695 in 2006 and 7,662 in 2011 for a decrease of -0.4%. In 2016, the population was 7,921, an increase of 3.4%. The 2016 average age within the project’s geographic areas ranges from 44.4 – 54.8 versus the average age of 46.4 for the CSRD and 42.3 for British Columbia. The average age in Area C is 51.3. Income levels varied across the Shuswap Region, with CSRD Area C having the highest level of both median and average income. The average total income for the province in 2016 is $90,354. In Area C, the average income is $78,396. The average value of dwellings in Area C is $433,619. The Shuswap Region is well educated, with Areas C and F having the highest level of post-secondary certifications. In Area C, 54% have a post-secondary certificate, diploma, or degree. Labour Force - In Area C, 47.6% of the population is employed or looking for employment. The unemployment rate is 11.7%. Using the 2016 statistics, 12.3% of the labour force in Area C was involved in construction, 12.5% in the retail trade, 7.8% in accommodations and food services and 7% in manufacturing. Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting came in at 6%.

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Eagle Bay Fire Department By Fire Chief, Alan Rendell Eagle Bay and the whole Shuswap area was hit by another severe storm overnight on 23/24th June causing power outage for many residents in the area for many hours. Our recent Emergency Preparedness presentation held at the Eagle Bay Community Hall provided information on how to put together an Emergency Kit to help you be prepared for lengthy power outages. Portable Generator Safety Tips Downed utility lines, power company blackouts or summer storms can all lead to power outages. Many people turn to a portable generator for a temporary solution without knowing the risks. • Generators should be used in well ventilated locations outside at least 5 feet (1.5 metres) away from all doors, windows, and vent openings. Measure the 5-foot (1.5 metres) distance from the generator exhaust system to the building. • Never use a generator in an attached garage, even with the door open. • Place generators so that exhaust fumes can’t enter the home through windows,

doors or other openings in the building. The exhaust must be directed away from the building. • Make sure to install carbon monoxide (CO) alarms in your home. Follow manufacturer’s instructions for correct placement and mounting height. • Turn off generators and let them cool down before refueling. Never refuel a generator while it is hot. • Store fuel for the generator in a container that is intended for the purpose and is correctly labeled as such. Store the containers outside of living areas. Remember: When plugging in appliances, make sure they are plugged directly into the generator or a heavy duty outdoorrated extension cord. The cords should be checked for cuts, tears and that the plug has all three prongs, especially a grounding pin. If you must connect the generator to the house wiring to power appliances, have a qualified electrician install a properly rated transfer switch in accordance with the National Electrical Code® (NEC) and all applicable provincial and local electrical codes.


Fire Ban Information The Eagle Bay Fire Department will post any Fire Ban information on the sign boards at the Fire hall, on the entrance to Eagle Bay and on our Facebook page. We also offer email notification. If you would like to be notified by email on fire bans changes, email me a one liner Subject “Fire Bans” and I will add you to an email listing that notifies you when fire bans change. Email: Fire Dept. Stats & Call Outs ∗Call Outs year to date: 12 ∗Fire Department Personnel: 21 ∗Several Call Outs since last month: We had two illegal Burn Complaints, where residents were burning yard waste in violation of the Open Burn Ban, one call to Hydro pole that was struck by lightning and was on fire, one call to Hydro wires down after a storm passed through the area and one false alarm. Eagle Bay Fire Hall Open House Planning us underway for our open house on August 11 from 10am to 2pm. There will be games for kids, door prizes, food, fire safety info and more. More details to follow in next month’s Scoop.



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Education an Investment in People & the Shuswap Shuswap Community Foundation

Submitted by Paula Shields goal of higher education. Students at Okanagan Education provides the highest return on any invest- College received scholarships from the Shuswap Commument you could ever make. nity Foundation through the The positive impact of edufollowing Endowment Funds cating an individual is life and had this to say: changing for the individual and reaches beyond that per- • Al Neale Bursary Fund son to their family and our Recipients Loretta Eustace society. Education trans~ Raymond Hubscher ~ forms lives and is one of the Relan Johanson ~ Shauntel main building blocks of a Nash ~ Sharlene Neville ~ successful community. Maylee Weeks ~ William Through its Endowment Wong ~ Daniel Wood Funds the Shuswap CommuQuoting Raymond Hubnity Foundation pays out scher “I feel fortunate that earnings to Charities and Non our community has such an -Profit organizations to suporganization willing to help port many areas of communisupport students, thank ty life and help improve the you” social fabric of the Shuswap. • Eve and Christopher The investments made by our Wright Scholarship Fund Donors assist all levels of ed- Recipient Taylor Regier ucation from daycare to post“Your assistance will help secondary edme to conucation and tinue to are vital to unpursue my leashing the educational potential withand career in each pergoals. I am son. honoured and humShuswap bled by Community your generFoundation would like to osity and I recognize and will seek to thank our genmake the erous donors most of Debbie and Boris Idzan with Tomas whose contriyour gift.” Idzan Memorial Bursary recipient butions are • George Skyler Coulson helping to & Nancy build a solid foundation in Clark Memorial - Recipiprimary education, nurture ent Christina Schultz dreams through secondary ed- “Thank you so much for ucation and give a second your generous support of chance to adults returning to my education. I cannot tell school after being in the you how much this will help workforce. We celebrate with me, not only with finances, the Scholarship recipients but to relieve some of the who have acknowledged with stress that comes along gratitude the difference these with it. I cannot express scholarships will make in my gratitude enough” helping them achieve their (Continued on page 17)

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Nick and Marilyn Brown Family Fund - Recipient Holly Malashewsky Len O’Neil Memorial Scholarships and Bursaries - Ali Foster-Balloun ~ Madison Burt ~ James Huntington ~ Austin Phillips Jennifer Pletsch ~ Taylor Regier ~Jasmin Schweitzer Thomas Idzan Memorial Bursary Fund - Recipient Skyler Coulson Vicki Hitchen Memorial - Recipients Amanda Hewitt ~ Dawna Hearl Salmon Arm College Scholarship Trust Fund – Recipients Relan Johanson ~ Taylor Regier ~ Jennifer Pletsch ~ Porter Mesman ~ Valancy Dagneau ~ Alexis McAstocker ~ Skyler Coulson ~ William Wong Congratulations and best wishes to all the students.

South Shuswap Health Services Society By Evelyn Boyce The Free Nutrition for Seniors Workshop held on June 20 at Sunnybrae Hall was the 2nd workshop in the series of 4. It was well attended and very informative. How to use food to control and prevent disease. If anyone is interested in the next workshop, it will be held at White Lake Community Hall on Sept. 5 at 1 pm. If you think you know all you need to know about nutrition, you may be surprised to learn something new. See the poster for more information. Reserve your seat by calling 250-675-3661 or The Golf Tournament held on June 2 at Shuswap Lake Estate was a wonderful success. It was sponsored by the South Shuswap Health Services Society

with the help of many volunteers and many generous sponsors to raise money to support local initiatives of SSHSS. Please see our thank you letter. The winners of the tournament are as follows:

First Place Team

1st Place Golf Tournament Winners: (L to R) Gord Campbell, Diane McLaughlin, Betty Palmer, Bill Palmer

Second Place Team: Jay Scholten, Annie Scholten, Colleen Kohlman, Don Bourne ♦ Longest Drive Men’s: Ken Pedersen. ♦ Longest Drive Ladies: Tina Douglas ♦ Closest to the Pin Men’s: Ken Pedersen ♦ Closest to the Pin Ladies: Diane McLaughlin The B.C. Screening Mammogram Mobile was at the Blind Bay Market Mall on Sept. 25 and 26. It was a steady stream of clients but we had a good group of volunteers available to help the techs with registration. If you missed your opportunity this time, just call 1-800-663♦

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9203 to find out when they will be back in Blind Bay and make an appointment. Mobile Lab Services are available every Thursday, 8 am – 2 pm at the Copper Island Health and Wellness Centre, located in the Blind Bay Market Place Mall, 2417 Golf Course Drive. Our lab technician will also do ECG’s. It is the busiest during the first couple of hours for those who are fasting and the technician takes a half hour lunch break at 11:30 – noon. You may call to inquire how many people are ahead of you at 250-675-3661.

This service is available to all surrounding communities. A Foot Clinic is offered once a month on a Wednesday at the Copper Island Health and Wellness Centre. The fee is $30 and appointments can be made by calling 250-675-3661. A Public Health Nurse from the Interior Health will be offering Immunization clinics at the Copper Island Health and Wellness Centre on the 2nd Monday of every month. Book your adult or child immunization appointments by calling 250833-4101.

Reserve Your Seat: or 250.675.3661

Copper Island Seniors Resources has a volunteer on duty every Tue. 10-2 at the Copper Island Health and Wellness Centre to answer any of your questions or enquiries concerning help for seniors who need help with getting to appointments, housekeeping, yard maintenance, snow removal, frozen meal delivery and much more. Come on in for a visit. The Cyber Seniors Program is run by the Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap Society ( LASS) in partnership with Copper Island Seniors Resources. Free one-on -one tutoring lessons to help improve your computer skills. All tutoring takes place at the Copper Island Health and Wellness Centre. Volunteer tutors are also welcome. The next classes will be scheduled in the fall. For more information, please contact LASS at 250-463-4555 or or call Copper Island Health and Wellness Centre , 250-675-3661. The Seniors Luncheon Program sponsored by the Copper Island Seniors Resources will be offered again in the fall. Dates and times will be posted after the summer. The South Shuswap Health Services Society is encouraging anyone who is interested in helping us to reach our GOAL of improving the services we offer and to bring more services to our community, to give us a call at the Copper Island Health and Wellness Centre at 250-675-3661. Joining our society with an annual fee of $20 per person or $35 per family also goes towards helping to reach our Goal. Join our efforts in any capacity to support a healthy community.

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ECO Education….How to Learn More About Recycling By Dawn Clarke There is no question that many people find the everchanging rules and guidelines, regarding recycle and refund, somewhat confusing. Ever since China announced last year that it no longer wanted to be the “world’s garbage dump,” recycling about half of the globe’s plastics and paper products, Western nations have been puzzling over what to do when the ban went into effect, which it did on Jan. 1. Here in the Shuswap, the CSRD is working with Recycle BC to ensure the district not only complies with recycling legislation, but also provides information, education, and the facilities, for us all to know how to reduce waste, and improve our recycling behaviour and habits. The provincial decision mandating the responsibility of collecting all recyclables throughout BC to Recycle BC in January 2015, has significantly improved recycling in the district by ensuring only clean, acceptable products are allowed in the program. In addition, the CSRD has invested in training attendants at its 4 landfill sites, 8 transfer stations, and 6 recycling depots, to monitor and assist in educating the public in recycling and garbage disposal. Brochures are available for additional information, social media is utilized as much as possible and Carmen Fennell, Waste Reduction Facilitator at CSRD, holds education sessions at local schools and community groups. She is also available to give presentations to private

groups who would like to learn more. Currently there is no curbside collection in Sorrento/Blind Bay and Tappen, therefore it is even more important for us to understand the residential packaging and paper product depot recycling guidelines. The need to focus on our environment, reduce garbage going to the landfill, conserve resources, save energy, have a greener economy and contribute to a healthy BC are key elements promoted by Recycle BC to help. Their website,, provides all the information anyone needs to determine what can be recycled, with an easy ‘waste wizard tool’ where an item can be entered on line, and the recycling information is immediately available. As of 1st June, and as part of a Recycle BC research and development project, CSRD recycling depots are now collecting products in a new category: Other Flexible Plastic Packaging. This type of plastic packaging is multilayer film plastic used typically for stand-up pouches, potato chip bags, cereal box liners, woven and net bags used for fruit and vegetables, flexible packages with a plastic seal such as cheese wrappers and bags for deli meats, and non-food items such as bubble wrap, plastic shipping envelopes and plastic air packets. A full list of items for this new category can also be found online at Recycle BC. One of the key issues with any recycling is understanding that products we collect for recycle must be clean and not ‘dirty garbage’. For example, don’t leave bits of cheese in the pizza box, rinse out the ketchup bottle so no sauce remains in the bottle; just two examples which could result in entire containers of recycle being contaminated and, therefore, they would have to go to the landfill. We must be smarter about our entire attitude to plastics, and their everyday use. recently tweeted (Continued on page 21)

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the following: “Currently, single use plastics are the largest culprit in our ‘disposable’ lifestyle. Plastic pieces now outnumber sea life 6 to 1. 335 million metric tons of plastics was produced globally in 2016 and half of this was used for single use products. 17 million barrels of oil was used to make plastic water bottles, that is enough oil to fuel 1 million cars annually.” The enormity of the task to improve recycling, and ensure everyone plays their role, is an ongoing challenge for all communities. Carmen Fennell comments, ‘Everybody needs to take responsibility and ownership of what they purchase, and understand the impact of those purchases. It is only then that a real impact can be made on reducing our global impact when making decisions on items purchased every day.’ For information on Deborah Wheatley, Sorrento Recycle Depot Attendant and opening hours for all landfill Eco Educator has worked at the Sorrento facility for 3 ½ years. Deborah is a resident of Sorrento, and walks to work at the Desites, transfer stations, and pot, located on Passchendaele Road. She has put her mark on recycling depots check the Depot having produced all her own signage to help ‘customers’ recycle the appropriate items, and place them, in the services/solid-wastecorrect container. She comments that 90% of her customers recycling/landfill-sites-hours now understand the requirements of Recycle BC and are keen to act in a responsible manner to help the environment. -fees.

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Submitted by Rob Marshall What is your communication style? How does it work for you? How can you be more effective in your communications? There are essentially 4 types of communication styles: Passive, Aggressive, Passive/Aggressive, and Assertive. When we are passive in our communications, others do not really know what we are thinking or what we want. We may feel taken advantage of, not respected, and overlooked when decisions are being made. In the end, we may find ourselves unable to communicate our thoughts, feelings and desires effectively. Are we really meeting our needs when we communicate passively? What are we avoiding when we do not actively communicate? Although others know what we want with an aggressive communication style, their reactions may be varied. Some will see it as bullying behavior

coupled with an element of fear, while others may feel a resentment and anger. Often negativity and resentment may ensue. While we want others to know our thoughts and ideas, aggressively communicating them doesn't always lead to what we hope to achieve. How have we benefited from communicating aggressively? How has it hurt us? If it has hurt us more than it has been beneficial, what is our new strategy for engagement? Passive/Aggressive communication combines the two styles. At times we appear timid and avoid communicating our wants and needs, while at other times we are aggressively pursuing them. This can cause confusion in the minds of others and often results in lost credibility. How does being passive at one point and aggressive at another time serve us? How do we effectively and consistently convey our thoughts? (Continued on page 23)

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Being assertive in our communications shows others clearly what we need and desire. This style expresses our clear expectations with a respect for and consideration of others. When we are assertive in our speaking, we benefit by developing a feeling of trust and confidence with others. If this is not our predominant style, then what can we do to change that? How can we adopt a more clear and thoughtful communication style? We are in charge of our communication style. We can change it when we are mindful of the situation and

what it requires of us. In every situation, we need to challenge ourselves to ask the question, "how do I show up in this conversation or meeting?" What style of communication will work best for me? "Communication - the human connection - is the key to personal and career success." - Paul J. Meyer, Businessman, Author Paul Abra, Certified Executive Coach, Motivated Coaching and Development Rob Marshall is the Executive Director of Community Futures Shuswap. For more small business tips and resources, visit

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Open Farm Day July 14th 10am to 4pm By Jo Anne Malpass From Sorrento to Enderby, visit working farms, wineries, breweries and food producers on July 14 to hear what makes each operation unique, what they produce and learn new ways to purchase fine food and drink while supporting our local economy. The Shuswap Food Action Society is committed to the development of a strong local food economy and wants residents to know their farmers and help support their noble work. Tours run from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, July 14. Choose which farms to visit, ask questions and explore. At the top of each

hour, a host will be available to provide a short tour of their establishment, but you can join in anytime you arrive. Watch children carefully and sorry no pets. These are working farms, be respectful of property and animals. Among those participating are Crannog Ales, HighCroft Farm, Marionette Winery, Elderberry Grove, Tasty Acres, Little Red Hen, Salmon Arm Community Garden, Harpur Family Farm, Grass Root Dairies, The Farmer’s Pantry, Enderberry Farm, Fre Da Ro Farm and West Enderby Farm. For more information and directions, go to




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Canada Day in Blind Bay By Sandi Reutlinger Blind Bay had an incredible Canada Day celebration despite the weather - more people than we ever expected. We had a big crowd, and everyone was cheerful and happy and took the rain in stride. We had lots of tents and so there was good coverage to stay relatively dry for the kidz games and to sit in front of the stage and watch the entertainers (who were by the way, amazing!) Our parade had terrific floats along with the antique cars. The Lion's Club does the best ever pancake breakfast (and just by donation). People were lining up before 7:30 am as it's become quite the tradition. After our opening ceremonies and dignitaries, Michael Mitchell (Canada is for Kids) took the stage and wowed the crowd young and old with his timeless Canadian music. He is an icon in Canada, in the Elementary schools especially, and so many know his songs by heart. The other bands were local talent and so, so good. They sure kept the field rocking. Roxy Roth entertained the crowd with pocket tricks and balloon animals and the joy was contagious. We had a wide variety of vendors who were such good sports throughout the rain and

cold. With their tables and wares getting so wet, they Shared from Sandra Reutlinger maintained such positive attitudes. The food vendors kept us all well fed with delicious and diverse choices of 250.668.0798 Chase, BC food. Jerry Levesque wowed the crowd as he carved up big tree logs into creative carvings. Kidz games were busier than ever. Cod Gone Wild knows how to bring the Shuswap heart and soul onto their stage show and they played us right into the darkness of fireworks. Triple the floor space to Our fireworks show was allow for more services just over 30 minutes and watching them sparkle over THANK YOU Chase & surrounding areas the Bay is worth any loss of for your overwhelming support! sleep. We had a blast interacting with our friends and family from the community, with our 'summer people' who reDONALD DAVIS, OWNER side here for a few months of CHASE BC the year and with all those tourists who came on holidays to the Shuswap. We are so proud to be able to showcase our beautiful surroundings and friendly comC ARPET ♌ U PHOLSTERY ♌ A REA R UGS munity to those visiting and pretty grateful that we get to 250-851-8556 SERVING live here year-round. We cerKAMLOOPS, tainly wouldn't be able to have CHASE, such a great day of celebrating Find us on @quickdrychase SHUSWAP if it weren't for the generous sponsorships and support of our local businesses.

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So Many Changes Happening at the Community Health Centre in Sorrento By Louise Barber Congratulations! To our Winner Melany Dyer who has correctly identified the ‘time traveller’ photo in the June Scoop. YES! The photo was the Newman Home in Blind Bay. In the photo on the far right side is Mr. Charles Newman (standing) and his wife Anselena (Lena) holding their dog. Mr. Newman came from England to Sorrento/Blind Bay area in 1912. He had previously been with a survey crew near Nicola Lake. He bought 63 acres from Walter Dunne on Blind Bay Road and developed the orchard that was originally planted by Mr. Dunne. Charles Newman and his wife had Newman Home in Blind Bay a large vegetable garden, raised chickens and had a few cows and horses. He was the first to have a telephone along Blind Bay Road and had a ‘modern’ convenience of a Delco generator for electricity. The Newmans had one son Tim, who joined the Air Force in WW II, married in England and returned to live there the rest of his life. Both Charles and Lena Newman are buried in St. Mary’s Churchyard, in Sorrento. Put on your best history thinking caps for the next ‘knowing your heritage ‘ photo. Do you where this photo taken and what the name of the celebration is?" Hidden Gems Bookstore will be supplying the book prize for the July winner!

Submitted by Marilyn Clark On Friday, June 29th, we celebrated nearly five years of care to residents of the communities of the South Shuswap by Judy Deringer, Nurse Practitioner, who has retired from full time practice. Judy was the NP who opened the clinic to provide primary care on November 18, 2013. She arranged for the equipment to be purchased, furniture to be added and established how the practice would operate. She is much loved by her patients and will be missed. However, we have a replacement. Theresa Smith, NP, recently moved to the Shuswap and is settling in and ready to put down roots. Theresa hails from Ontario where she took her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Queen's University. She took her Master of Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner through UBC, completing that programme in 2013, the same year we opened the clinic in Sorrento. While undertaking

her NP studies, she worked in outposts in northern Ontario. Following the completion of that programme, she has worked as an NP in the Northern Health Authority and as the go-to practitioner in a work camp in northern BC. She has spent much of her time living, working and practicing in small rural communities. Theresa loves the outdoors and is so happy to be here! And we are very happy to welcome her to our community's "Medical Home". The Executive Director of the Shuswap North Okanagan Division of Family Practice, Tracey Kirkman, will ensure that Theresa becomes acquainted with the medical network in Salmon Arm and specialists in the region. Our most recent Medical Office Assistant hire is Lenora Adrian who is settling right in to her new setting. Lenora is a long time resident of Notch Hill and is happy to be working so close to home. Starting in mid-July, she is (Continued on page 27)

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

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going to job share with Candise DuHamel who lives in Chase. Both women have years of experience as MOAs, are extremely friendly and caring and one or the other will be greeting you on the phone or in person when you make contact with the Health Centre. Existing patients of Judy's will become patients of Theresa. The change should be seamless other than having to establish that special relationship with your new primary care provider. Theresa will be taking on new patients who do not have a connection to a health practitioner. Call 250 8035251 to have your name placed on the waiting list. Just a reminder that the Community Health Centre is here for and by the community. When we were awarded


a Nurse Practitioner under the Ministry of Health NP4BC programme in 2013, the community was required to take on the responsibility for operation of the Centre. The NP is an employee of Interior Health; the community provides the space for her to operate which includes paying the rent, utilities, insurance, cleaning and 75% of the MOA's salary. Donations to the Centre of $20 or more are eligible for tax deductible receipts and any person making such a donation becomes a member of the Society operating the clinic. Donations can be mailed to the Sorrento & Area Community Health Centre at PO Box 193, Sorrento BC V0E 2W0 or dropped off at the Health Centre which is above Munro's IGA at 1250 TransCanada Highway with access from the rear laneway.

Sundae Sunday at the Donkey Refuge By Chris Harris Here at the Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge we celebrated Canada Day with donkey hugs and scritches, chats with friends old and new, and ICE CREAM. Our visitors got to witness our very own donkey parade as our herds reacted to the rain by filing in and out of the shelter of the barns. Some even

had the unique opportunity to see our amazing veterinarian work with Rob to give relief to one of our donkeys who was having digestive issues. Oh, and the ice cream sundaes were a hit. Imagine Foothills Creamery ice cream covered in yummy sauces, whipped cream, sprinkles and of course a

maraschino cherry. A delicious way to enjoy a visit to beautiful Turtle Valley. So delicious in fact that we plan to do it all over on Sunday August 5th. Friends, family, donkeys and ice cream. Does it get better than that? Join us on Facebook for updates on our activities. Happy Summer!

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Sorrento Lions Club ber Lion Karl Paulus with a 45 year chevron and Submitted by Judi Kembel made him a Club Life Member. Our Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast, held on June 17th, June 30th was spent getting our equipment and tents set up was a tremendous success. Our members cooked pancakes, sausages and served coffee and juice to members of our com- for the big Canada Day Celebrations on July 1st. Breakfast was served from 8:00 am to 11:00 am with the River of Life munity who enjoyed their meal and spent time visiting with Church taking over our BBQ’s to serve lunch and our beer friends and family. garden ran from 11:00 am to On June 21st, we had the Installa8:00 pm. July 2nd was spent tion of Incoming 2018-2019 Officdismantling the tents and returners. Installed by Zone Chair Lorne ing our equipment back to the Grigg were President Lion Hans Sorrento Memorial Hall. It was Schmidt, 1st Vice President Jim a very busy but successful Mead, 2nd Vice President Gary weekend despite the soggy Pfeifer, Treasurer Brian Butcher, weather. A special thank you to Secretary Trudy Grigg, Membership Lions Don Pryor, Sharon Paulus Chair Lorne Grigg (installed by our and Trudy Grigg for their hard President Lion Hans Schmidt), Diwork in decorating the float. rectors: Wayne Kembel, Bob Krieger, Vern Biberdorf, Patrick Wright Upcoming dates to remember: with Lion Tamer Don Pryor and Tail ♦ July 14, Aug. 11, Sept. 15, Twister Lion Karl Paulus. Also a Pancake Breakfast at the Sorrenmember of the executive is immedito Farmers’ Market from 8:00 ate Past President Terry Timms. We am to 11:00 am Sorrento Lions Club float at Canada Day celebration were proud to present Charter Mem♦ September 6th - First meeting of the 2018-2019 year Our weekly meat draws at the Copper Island Pub & Grill on the TransCanada Highway in Sorrento have ended for the summer and we hope to start up once again in September. All funds raised go right back into the community. We thank everyone for supporting this worthy and fun event. We always welcome new members. 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 Trudy Grigg at our email address: We would love to hear from you! Check out our website at http:// .

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Arts Council for the South Shuswap Contributed by Karen Brown, Arts Council Administrator Music in The Bay Kicks Off with A New Feature – An Evening Market! Music in the Bay kicked off / on July 5th with a fabulous Andrew Allen concert. Allen performed to hundreds of music lovers on the waterfront in Blind Bay. Each week the Music in the Bay concert features not only live music, complimentary to the public, but a new addition as well. An evening market boasts food vendors, artisans, local wineries/meaderies and several community groups. If you are a vendor who would like to exhibit at this Evening Market, contact Karen at 250.515.3276. The Music in the Bay Line Up for the rest of July includes: ♦ July 12 Mountain Sound ♦ July 19 Me and Mae ♦ July 26 Tiger Moon ♦ August 2 Mihirangi ♦ August 9 Blue Voodoo

August 16 Dirt Road Opera August 23 Locarno ♦ August 30 Shred Kelly Each week’s concert is held on the waterfront on Centennial Field (corner of Centennial and Blind Bay Roads) and starts at 6:30. Bring a lawnchair or blanket and your dancin’ shoes! Summer Dance Camp Being Held in August A dance camp offering a wide variety of dance genres is being held in August at the FACES studio. Instructors Melissa Alderliesten, Jaime Brown and Emily Pugsley will lead youth in dance during the week of August 27th to the 31st. Cost is $289 for the full week and registration can be found at or by calling Karen at 250.515.3276. Community BBQ & Live Music Concert Kicked Off Summer in the South Shuswap Country rock recording artist Jesse Mast headlined a Community Live Music Concert & BBQ on July 7th in the ♦ ♦

South Shuswap. In addition to Jesse Mast, the concert showcased some great local artists as part of a ‘Shuswap Opry’. The crowd enjoyed the following performers: • Chicken Like Birds • Seal Skull Hammer • Ptriodactyl • The Chorogues • Jordan Dick & Matthew Flemming Quarter • Blu & Kelly Hopkins This community concert was presented by SASCU and the Arts Council for the South Shuswap. Faces Registration Now Open for Fall Classes In Dance, Art & Music FACES has opened its registration for Fall! Classes in dance, art and music are being offered starting in September. Check for all class schedules, tuition and programming notes.



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Celebrating the Eagle Bay Community garding wildfires, floods, and emergency situations with power By Cathy Wolf outages, and road/water accidents. The meeting was well atEagle Bay Community Association Mark Eagle Bay Day, August 4, on your calendars. Come tended and had to be moved to the Eagle Bay Community Hall in order to accommodate all those who registered interest. and enjoy a pancake breakfast, white elephant and book/dvd Columbia Shuswap Regional District Emergency Social sale, children’s cake walk, antique car displays, and 50/50 Services (ESS) director Cathy Semchuk presented information draws. The breakfast begins at 8:00 am and runs until 11:00. regarding household preparedness and possibilities for develDoors open for the white elephant sale at 9:00 am. All are welcome. Come and meet neighbours and join in the celebra- oping a neighbourhood emergency preparedness and commution of being part of the Eagle Bay community. The Commu- nication plan. She brought into focus the CSRD’s supports and services, which include providing personal disaster assistance nity Hall is located at 4326 Eagle Bay Road. Of special note will be the opportunity to share your views through Emergency Social Services, providing aid to Emergency Agencies, providing community awareness information, on a presentation regarding our work on the revitalization of assisting RCMP with planning evacuations, providing sandthe Community Hall grounds. Conceptual drawings will be available through the work of the Eagle Bay Community Asso- bags, and assisting farms with livestock evacuations. A full list of supports and services can ciation Directors and Commube accessed at nity Services in the Columbiaand clicking on “Protecting our Shuswap Regional District Communities”. (CSRD). These drawings will The key message was to become provide a site map and draft of more self-reliant, both at home a potential plan that includes and in your neighbourhood. A the development of pickle ball list of what to have in a “grab courts, a new playground, a and go kit” was handed out. A covered picnic area, running/ guide to household preparedness walking track, toilet facilities outlined 10 key steps in planand security lights. It will be ning ahead and the neighbourimportant for community dihood guide outlined ways of rectors to hear from you. While Photo Credit: Sharon Vos "Eagle Bay Day August 2017” sharing information with your further meetings are planned for the fall, this will be the first opportunity to hear about what is neighbours and working together to reduce stress in case of an emergency. being contemplated to improve outdoor facilities at the Eagle After the meeting there were hallway and parking lot conBay Hall and share your thoughts and ideas. Eagle Bay Directors are also interested in sharing with you versations about ways of bringing this information to neighthat on May 30 community members attended a meeting host- bourhoods across Eagle Bay. Some of the folks attending will be taking the lead and connecting with their neighbours to ed by the Eagle Bay Volunteer Fire Department regarding share what they heard and to encourage getting together to emergency services and supports provided by the CSRD for the Eagle Bay area. Concern has grown over the past years re- plan next steps. You can contact Cathy Semchuk if you would like to become a Neighbourhood Program Co-ordinator at or to receive more information. To stay in touch with Eagle Bay events and news, email

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SCOOP on the Salute to the Sockeye Submitted by Darlene Koss “Calling the Salmon Home” 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 festival will begin on September 28 and will run through till Sunday October 21, with the Opening Ceremony taking place Sunday September 30 at the Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park in Lee Creek. While the infamous quadrennial return of the Sockeye Salmon to the Adams River is just under four months away, the Salute to the Sockeye event team has been busy getting interpretive guides, food vendors, artisans, site support personnel and opening ceremony logistics arranged to help with the celebration. We are currently accepting proposals and bids for the following roles: Artisan Contractor, Artist Vendors (Salmon-Focused), First Aid, Security, and Site Maintenance (Traffic Control and Author proposals to follow). More information on these proposal requests is available at In other news, the Opening Ceremony is being planned for the September 29-30 weekend in partnership with the Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band. The Opening Ceremony will especially emphasize the Secwepemc people’s connection to the salmon and will work to complement the Shuswap Salmon Symposium and Salmon Caravan events happening at the same time. Interpretive Tours - The Adams River Salmon Society hosts WalkAbouts on Wednesdays from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm until September, leading up to the Salute to the Sockeye 2018. Please remember we will be outdoors for these programs, so please bring water, wear a hat, have good walking shoes or hiking boots and a small snack for yourself, sunglasses really do help in the sunny weather, so you may want to bring a pair. Donations to offset supplies are appreciated. FMI: or check us out on Facebook



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By Shaunne Letourneau Are the kids getting restless? Looking for something different to do? Cedar Heights Community Association has outdoor activities for the whole family and everyone is welcome! Our Par 3 Golf Course is suitable for all ages. Just come to the course ready to play – no tee time sign up needed. No clubs? No problem. We have clubs for rent – even if you golf left handed. Golf not your game? Have you been wanting to give Pickleball a try? The local group plays Monday thru Saturday and welcomes visitors. Drop in fee is $5/person for 2 hours. Balls and paddles are included. For the full schedule go to If you are new to the game and want to learn to play sign up at the Greeter Kiosk at the Cedar Heights Centre for the next FREE lesson. If you want to give it a try with your group, we have a copy of the rules at the Information Kiosk. The Bocce Courts are also available for drop in public play for $5/adult and $3/child for 2 hours of fun. Check out the two courts on the lower level of the Centre. June was a busy month with the regular activities at the Centre including all the outdoor activities, fitness classes, snooker and Shutterbugs photography group to mention a few. The annual Lobsterfest was held June 1 and was sold out. Many volunteers contributed to making the event a great success – we even had a humorous lesson on identification of male and female lobsters. Happy Birthday Canada! We talked to lots of visitors and locals at our booth at Centennial Field and along the parade route. If you missed us, come to the Cedar Heights Centre and talk to one of the volunteers at our Information Kiosk or check our website at http:// Are you new to the area? Looking to meet others? Cedar Heights Community Association welcomes new members. There are year round activities and social events. Check out the website for information on activities throughout the year. There are also lots of opportunity to contribute to the success of the organization by volunteer(Continued on page 33)

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ing in many different capacities – from sitting on the Board to helping serve at a potluck to leading keep fit classes. To learn more about the benefits of membership, join us at the Welcome Newcomers Wine and Cheese September 7 starting at 2 pm. Enjoy the rest of the Shuswap Summer!

Sorrento Resident Displays Scoop Along the Camino de Santiago (the way of Saint James) By Curt Copeland Behind Curt Copeland stands the Knights Templar Castle in Ponferrada, built in 1178 on the site of an ancient Roman village, to protect vulnerable pilgrims who journeyed from various parts of Europe along this mystical pathway to their destination, the beautiful City of Santiago in northwestern Spain. But the ultimate goal was the shrine of St. James in the breath-taking Cathedral of Santiago de Compostella. St. James the Greater was one of the apostles of Jesus Christ and a brother of St. John the Baptist. He can be seen third from Christ’s right hand in Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper. But he was also a warrior, and legend claims that his bones are buried under this magnificent cathedral. The Camino itself spans virtually the entire breadth of Spain. The most popular

route, sometimes referred to as the French Way, begins in St. Jean Pied de Port, France, close to the Spanish border. Serious hikers take about 3035 days to traverse the 776 kilometers across northern Spain. Along the way, one crosses the Pyrenees, walks through green vineyards, and climbs forest trails. The terrain and the climate are constantly changing. Little villages dot the landscape. Ancient churches and cathedrals of various sizes and architectural styles seem to be everywhere. Hundreds of thousands of people, young and old come from all parts of the world to trek the Camino. Often they seek spiritual values, a time for reflection and a time to ponder the future. They also enjoy the regional wines and foods and of course the friendly Spanish hospitality. Buen Camino!


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Playing It Safe On The Water This Summer

We would like to clarify the numbers from our article in last month's Scoop regarding our Food Drive. In total the clinic raised $1042.00 and 400lbs of food. The cash and food contributions were collected from both Dr. McNaughton's and Dr. Sorban's patients. Once again we would like to THANK ALL OF YOU who participated in our annual food drive and we look forward to doing it again next year.

Submitted by Shuswap Watershed Council It’s summer in the Shuswap! It’s a time for relaxation, enjoying lake views, boating, paddling, and swimming. The Shuswap Watershed Council (SWC) is reminding everyone on the lakes and rivers this summer to play it safe, and be prepared for every outing on the water. “We have six tips that we encourage all recreationists to follow,” says Erin Vieira, program manager for the SWC, which is a watershed-based organization that works on water quality and safe recreation in the Shuswap. “The number one tip of course is to wear a lifejacket or PFD every time you go on the water. In the event of an accident or capsizing, a lifejacket will keep you afloat and buy you time before getting rescued. Just as important is to always have a sober skipper.” There are twelve lifejacket loaner stations located around the Shuswap, equipped with child-sized lifejackets, for parents to borrow on the honour system. The loaner stations are an initiative of the Royal Canadian Marine Search & Rescue, and supported by various community sponsors including the SWC. “Our other safety tips relate to boating preparedness, and practicing extra caution in cold and/or swift water,” Vieira adds. “There are lots of apps out there that boaters can download that include equipment checklists.” In early summer during high water, boaters are advised to watch for floating and partially submerged debris. “The Shuswap is surrounded by forest. It’s not uncommon to see large debris out there in the lake. Anyone doing tow sports needs to be especially vigilant,” Vieira adds. During high water, boaters should go very slowly near shorelines to avoid creating wake and damaging shorelines. The final piece of advice from the SWC is to watch – not only listen – for trouble on the water. “A lot of people don’t realize that drowning is silent,” Vieira explains. “A struggling swimmer can’t wave their arms or call for help. Swimming with a friend is the safest, and parents and caregivers need to keep a watchful eye on their young children. Don’t be distracted by a phone, tablet or book.” More information on staying safe on the water, as well as a map of lifejacket loaner stations, can be found on the SWC’s website

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The 2018 Blind Bay Painters Art Show and Sale a Wonderful Success! Submitted by Betty Schriver With all the rain we saw on the Canada Day weekend, we had no idea what to expect for our 2018 Blind Bay Painters’ Art Show and Sale. Well we were wonderfully surprised to see the large turnout on the Canada Day weekend! People came from close and afar to take in the 120 original artwork pieces and enjoy the atmosphere. Artists love sharing their stories of how their artwork came to be and it appears people love to hear it also! We had over a dozen paintings and a multitude of boutique items sold, making this year one of the most high sale years ever. But best of all, it was a really fun two days where we saw lots of happy people really pleased with the artwork they were able to take home and smiling artists so happy to share their work! / shuswapscoop @shuswapkickerscoop #shuswapscoop

There were 3 door prizes handed out. The Blind Bay Painters decided that because they aren’t eligible for the daily door prizes, that on setup day and the artist social evening, there was a draw for painting donated by Gail Boden that the artists were able to put their names in for and Betty Schriver won! Two beautiful door prize paintings were donated by Judy Mackenzie and Judith Reglin. Winners of those paintings were Diana Crinion and Gion Bezzola. Both were so pleased to receive their prizes and came immediately to pick them up. People who came to the art show were able to vote for their favorite artwork and the People’s Choice Award went to Diana Waller’s painting. “Flowers for Mama”. That painting also sold! And every year, the artists choose a piece for the Linda Becker Award. This year, the Linda Becker award went to artist Marta Balahutrak for her unique portrait artwork! So if this year’s rain is any indication of the success of an art show, I would say that artists just may be praying for a little rain for future events! Overall a fun two days and we are looking forward to coming back in the fall to begin it all again. If you are interested in joining the Blind Bay Painters, you can contact Betty Schriver at 250-675-2249 for more information.



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Submitted by Patrick Webb More than 1200 tickets for the Salmon Arm Musical Ride performances of July 16th have now been sold to the public. Tickets sales for this great community event are going well at both direct purchase locations and online. “We have people from as far away as New Zealand purchasing tickets to these shows as this event is an icon of Canada and promises to be very entertaining. Sales are going quickly and we anticipate being sold out early” – Patrick WEBB, Rotary Club of Salmon Arm. Any tickets remaining will be available online or at Askews right up to the event date, until we sell out. Along with the Musical Ride performance, guests will be entertained by the local band “Barn Catz” as well as have an opportunity, before and after the shows, to view static displays and enjoy casual visits with the personnel from our Emergency Services providers including the Salmon Arm RCMP, Salmon Arm Fire Department, Emergency Health Services, Royal Canadian Marine Search & Rescue, Salmon Arm Rescue Unit, and CSRD Protective Services. Residents and visitors are invited to come out to see the world-renowned troop of 32 RCMP horses and riders perform at 2 PM and 7 PM on July 16th in Salmon Arm and at 6 PM on July 17th in Sicamous Tickets are priced at $15 for adults and $10 for children (ages 5-18) or senior adults over the age of 65. Children under the age of 5 are free. The Rotary Club of Salmon Arm and the Salmon Arm & Shuswap Lake Agricultural Association, co-hosts of the Salmon Arm performances, are very pleased that tickets are available for direct purchase at all ASKEW’S FOODS locations as well as online purchase through the ticket services of the SALMAR THEATRES. All event information and links for online ticket purchases can be accessed at The Sicamous Chamber of Commerce is hosting the July 17th Sicamous event and more information can be obtained at

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Sandcastles for Hospice is back at the wharf in Salmon Arm Media Release Another massive sandcastle is coming to downtown Salmon Arm. It is located in Marine Peace Park near the wharf. For those who visited the park last year, they might remember the 11 foot tall, 10 tonne sandcastle that brought lots of attention, numerous donations and greater awareness for the Shuswap Hospice Society. Once again, Marc Dansereau is the artist building the sandcastle. Marc and his wife Patti lost their six year old daughter Bernadette to cancer in January 2015. The Sandcastles for Hospice project is a way for Marc to remember his daughter and help raise awareness for Hospice. Marc has been building sandcastles in Blind Bay for a number of years. He recently moved to Salmon Arm. This year's project started on June 20th. It took three and a half days with the help of four eager volunteers to com-

South Shuswap Health Services Society held a very successful 2nd Annual Golf Tournament at Shuswap Lake Estates on June 2nd. Proceeds support local initiatives of SSHSS and include Copper Island Seniors Resource Centre and Mobile Lab Collection Services. to all who volunteered, supported and sponsored a fabulous day. What a beautiful day on the golf course. These are the supporters and we apologize if we have missed you. The sponsors, donors and golfers, contributed to a great time and event. Village Lanes & Fun Centre Stella Jones • Prestige Inn • Tanya Langlois, REMAX Realtor • Terry Fischer • Intwined Fibre Arts • Sorrento Building Supplies • Talking Rock Golf Course • Salmon Arm Golf Course • Shuswap Veterinary Clinic • Rob Larocque, PGA • Club Shuswap • Mable Lake Golf Course • It’s All Good Bulk and Health Food • Shuswap Lake Estates Pro Shop • FINZ Resort • Chinese Garden Restaurant • DreamCycle

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plete the preparation work. It's a five step process. Step 1. Fill the wooden forms with sand. Step 2. Add water Step 3. Mix well and pack Step 4. Carve by hand Step 5. Paint the exterior with a clear coat to weatherproof the castle. This year the artist has his heights set on going much bigger using 15 tonnes of sand. The sandcastle will reach a height of approximately 14 feet. This project is coordinated by the Shuswap Hospice Society and is receiving the generous support of many people in the community. The Shuswap Community Foundation provided a grant of $2,500. Baird Brothers Ready Mix in Enderby provided the perfect sand for this type of project. They screened the sand to remove any rocks and debris and delivered three truck loads to the site. The city of Salmon Arm is providing fencing to ensure the site remains secure during construction. The carving should be complete by July 7th. Once it is done, the construction fencing surrounding the castle will be replaced with a small picket fence which will allow people to get a better look at the finished product


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Protect Your Accounts By Stefan Schielke People are concerned about keeping our accounts and data secure online. We hear about accounts getting “hacked” on a weekly basis. How can we protect our accounts? A user’s online account is similar to a bank account. Accessing a typical online account requires a user name and a password. In the case of a bank, your ATM card is your user name and your PIN number is your password. For online accounts we often reuse the same password for convenience. Consequently, if someone with ill intentions accesses one of our accounts, they can usually use the same email address and password for our other accounts. Online security is huge business. In 2015, it was estimated that over 160,000 Facebook pages were hacked every day. Since 2015, we have made huge progress in methods of securing our accounts. Most email, social media, banks and other online accounts also offer an extra level of security called “Two Factor Authentication”, also known as 2FA, two step verification or TFA. Two Factor Authentication requires your username, password and, most importantly, a third piece of information or token that only the owner would have. With the ever-rising use of mobile phones in our society, it makes sense that our devices are used to provide extra account security. The most common form is with SMS (Short Message Service), commonly known as a text message. When we try to access our accounts, we receive a SMS containing a token, usually a 4 or 6-digit number, which is required to access to our account. Without this token, our accounts would be inaccessible. This is the most common method as it requires (first) a validation of a mobile number associated with the account to be set-up and (second) that the account holder has access to their mobile device. We run into issues with this method when we are travelling and do not have access to our mobile phones. In these cases, a software app could be used on any device that cycles the token on a timer. The website (Gmail for example) verifies the token, enabling you to access your account. I use an app on my mobile called “Google Authenticator” which can also store access tokens to other online accounts. The process for app authentication is similar to the SMS method. When signing into my email account, I am prompted to enter the authentication number that is provided by the app. Under the account I am trying to access, I am given a 6digit number beside a timer that is counting down. I must input this number before the timer expires, or else a new number appears and then I must follow the same process. The app does require installing and setting up but is user friendly. Just like anything, these methods are not 100% secure. If someone wants access to your account, and has the technical know-how, they can gain access. However, adding an additional step to authenticate your account provides more protection. I encourage all user’s accounts holding personal data to have Two Factor Authentication available and to be set up using either SMS or app authentication. If you have any questions or need help with securing your accounts, contact us on Facebook or Twitter, by email or phone.



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Shuswap Overland Adventures Cornwall Fire Tower

By Jason Lutterman It’s early Sunday morning, caffeine is the most important thing at the moment, fuel a close second as we gather at a gas station in Ashcroft. Radios are being handed out as men and women introduce themselves and go over the route we are about to take. We are going to make the 54km tour to the Cornwall Fire Tower. The Tower was slated to be dismantled in the fall of 2015 until Wes Kibble and the BC Four Wheel Drive Association stepped in and saved the historic fire tower. BC parks signed the management of the tower over to the association and our goal today is to visit the tower and make a game plan to address the cosmetic and structural issues the tower has. Guided by Wes, who knows the trail well, we head into the mountain. We disappear quickly in the dust as our convoy of eight modified off-road vehicles head up the FSR. The road begins to follow the contours of a cliff side hundreds of feet tall and leads us to a small trailhead. Wes has something special to show us. We park and head out on foot down a narrow, moss covered hiking trail. Minutes in, we find ourselves at the bottom of grey and white vertical stone walls as high as you can see. If you look up, you’ll see anchors that have been left in the rock face by climbers. As we walk along the base of these massive walls, the trail leads us to a stunning site. Native pictographs painted on the rocks from long ago remain there today. Paintings in red of birds, mountain goats, arrows and people. We take in the incredible sight and head back up the FSR. The climb is steady and the view just

keeps getting bigger, you can see snow-capped mountains four valleys over that look months away from a green peak. We reach the tower sitting at 6680’. 01I open my door and step out, what looks like a large brass coin is set into a stone on the ground. It’s clear we have some work to do to restore the tower to it’s former condition. The tower is a two-story white building with green trim and a large green deck that follows all four sides. The paint is peeling and the building has that cool patina that only time can give. We all head up the stairs and go inside, the wind is cold and blowing pretty hard. From the tower you can see as far as the eye will allow 360 degrees of mountain tops and valleys, far off lakes and winding rivers that your eye can follow for miles. The idea of going down the back side of the mountain and making our trip into a loop is brought up and with a room full of adventurers, it’s easy to guess what the response was. We climb back into the rigs and head into a tight trail through a dead forest, this area had been burned in a forest fire years ago. It was clear we were the first to venture down the trail this year, with many trees down across the trail and a few washouts. We cleared the trail one tree at a time, someone runNative pictographs

ning the chainsaw while others moved debris. As we made our way out of the treed section into more open terrain, we came upon a large washout. We all got out to investigate the situation and decide how to get around this huge section of missing road. Now in every group there’s always that one guy who says “I can get through there” and why should today be any different. Mike heads over to his Hummer, fires it up and attempts to cross the washout. Well let me tell you I now have first hand knowledge of what a Hummer looks like getting winched out of a small crater by a camouflage dodge. Everyone else makes their way around the hole with the help of a spotter guiding us safely through. Without any further excitement we make our way down the FSR back into Ashcroft. We made it! and we have a plan for what the tower needs, we have a group of volunteers committed to help do the work and we have had another epic adventure and a day that started out with a parking lot of strangers has ended with a trail full of friends. To see all the pictures, head over to our Facebook page, Shuswap Overland Adventures. See you next month. Practical legal advice for People like you 533 Nicola St., Kamloops

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• Open Farm Day - July 14, 10am-4pm. Choose from a range of local farms to visit. Hosts available at the top of each hour to provide a short tour. FMI BLIND BAY • Music in the Bay - Thursdays 6:30pm at Centennial Park. Feature bands: July 12 - Mountain Sound, July 19 - Me and Mae, July 26 Tiger Moon, Aug. 2 – Mihirangi. Aug 9 - Blue Voodoo. ) FMI: • South Shuswap Library Events – Summer Reading Program – Tuesdays, July 17, 24 & 31 with wind up party on August 1. Magic, crafts, joy of song and world of reptiles. South Shuswap Lego. For ages 3-12. Come create something spectacular with our Lego while having some fun. Just drop-in. Look online and come in on registration day or after to get your reading record. • 3rd Annual Poker Run Charity Golf - July 21, western theme. Shuswap Lake Estates Golf. To book: 250-675-2315 Proceeds to South Shuswap First Responders. • Cedar Heights: •Golf Tournaments - July 29, 1:30pm open to public and members. FMI and more events go to • Swimming Lessons on the Lake - July 30 - Aug 9 and Aug 13-23 at Pebble Beach Blind Bay. Call 250-515-4682 to register. Hosted by NSSCR • Shuswap Marina 30th Anniversary Celebration - Aug 11 at 11am. FREE CONCERT with the Salmon Armenians. Drinks, prizes, draws FREE hot dogs and more. Bring a lounge chair. FMI EAGLE BAY • Eagle Bay Day - Sat. Aug 4 at Eagle Bay Hall Pancake breakfast 8am. White Elephant book sale, children’s cake walk, antique cars, 50/50 draws. Everyone welcome. • Eagle Bay Fire Hall Open House - Sat. Aug11. 10am to 2pm. Kids games, door prizes, fire safety circuit, food drinks, ice cream by donation. Fire Smart displays. Everyone welcome SORRENTO • Cruise-in-BBQ - Stop by Sprokkets Cafe and Dreamcycle Motorcycle Museum July 27 & Aug. 10 at 5:30pm for an evening of burgers, live music by Island Fogg, and a car & bike show. Enter to WIN up to 150L of 94 octane fuel from the New Balmoral Store Chevron. Events are weather permitting. • High Country Pottery Sale - Aug. 4&5, 10am4pm. Memorial Hall Sorrento. • Nimblefingers Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Festival - Sat. Aug 25, 11am to 9pm at Sorrento Cenre. FMI & tickets:


TAPPEN / SUNNYBRAE • Legendary Country Breakfast - Jul 14, Aug 11 & Sep 15 Sunnybrae Seniors Hall. 8-11am Fresh Cooked. Delicious! • Swimming Lessons on the Lake - July 16-26 at Sunnybrae Comm. Prk. Call 250-515-4682 to register. Hosted by NSSCR CHASE • Lakeside Music Series - Tuesdays until Aug. 28. Featuring free performances by local and touring acts at Chase Memorial Beach. Other events: • Sundae Sunday at the Donkey Refuge - Sunday Aug 12. Friends, family donkeys and ice cream. Awesome sundaes by Foothills Creamery. 7877 Skimikin Road. FMI 250-679-2778 • Chase Fish & Game Open House - Aug 12, 10am to 3pm. Trap, archery and rifle shooting. Hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks. Everyone welcome. FMI Helen 250-679-8019 or Vickey 250955-2374 • Chase Cornstock - Tues. Aug 14, 5pm to 9pm at Chase Memorial beach. Little Kernals Zone activities, watering hole, hot buttered corn. Performances by Tanner Dawson & Sarah Beatty. Corn cookoff challenge . NORTH SHUSWAP • Friday Nights Live – Fridays at The Hub across from Provincial Campground in Scotch Creek. 6:30pm. Feature bands: July 13- Chorogues, July 20–Blind Bay Blues Band, July 27-Scattered Atoms, Aug 10 - Jon & Suzie, Aug 17 - Perry Tucker band. • Great Shuswap Pottery Sale - July 14-15 at Celista Hall, 10am - 4pm. Pottery, glass, woodwork, metal art, painting, textiles and more. • ALS Fundraiser Dance in memory of Barney Bischoff - July 21, 8pm North Shuswap Community Hall featuring “The Regals” with 50s/60s music. Silent Auction, 50/50 Raffle. Tickets: Ross Creek Store, Sunnyside & SuperValu. • Raunchy Blues – July 28 at Lakeview Centre. Groove to ALAN GERBER. You will not be disappointed. Starts at 7:30pm, doors open at 6:30. Call for tickets Marianne 250-517-8365. • Skwlax Pow Wow - Aug 10, 11, 12. Starting Friday night at 7pm through to Sunday afternoon. 1886 Little Shuswap Lake Rd. Host Drum: Ironswing, MC: Earl Wood, AD: Gary Abbott. Contests, Hoopdance, Ladies Jingle, Men’s Fancy, Outgoing Miss Skwlax, Lahal Tournament. Vendors, raffles, concessions, camping. FMI 250-4631312. Drug & Alcohol free event.


• Splish Splash Art Show – Seventh annual. August 11 & 12, 10am-4pm. North Shuswap Community Hall, Celista. Pottery, paintings, metal art, jewelry. • Dance the Night Away with Doc and the Disorderlies - Aug. 18 at Lakeview Community Centre. FMI 250-463-3223 • Interpretive Tour WalkAbouts at Roderick HaigBrown Park - Wednesdays all summer. 11am discover the nature and the environment that brings the salmon back to spawn in our watershed. Tours are by donation. (This is a short, level walk with some paved trails.) • For more events around the North Shuswap check go to SALMON ARM • RCMP Musical Ride – Jul 16, 2pm & 7pm, Salmon Arm Fair Grounds, 481 5 Ave SW. Tickets available online at or at all Askews Food Stores. • Canoe ‘Can you’ Beach Day –. July 17, 11am4pm at Canoe Beach Shuswap TrailRider Adaptive Adventure Society with Access Revolution and the City of Salmon Arm sponsoring an all-inclusive day with the ONIT Ability paddleboard. Contact • Roots & Blues Festival - Thurs Aug 16 to Sun Aug 19. Major outdoor event for fans and lovers of music ranging from Blues to Bluegrass, Celtic to Cuban and Americana to Afro-beat. For full line-up and event info go to Other Areas • 2018 Sicamous Summer Stomp and Burnout – July 19-22. Charity bike rally, live bands & bike games. Downtown Sicamous - Everyone Welcome, Stomp Grounds - Adults Only FARMERS’ MARKETS • Blind Bay - Thursdays 10am to 2pm until Labour day. Corner of Balmoral and TCH at the Balmoral Chevron. Vendors can contact Deb Gibson (250) 804-9441 • Sorrento Village Farmers Market - Saturdays until Thanksgiving, 8am to noon at Sorrento Shopper Plaza. Come for the freshness, stay for the fun! Pancake breakfasts July 14, Aug 11, Sept 15 (8am to 11am) • Chase - Fridays until Oct. 26 from 10am to 2pm beside the Safety Mart parking lot. • Scotch Creek Farm & Craft Market - Sundays until Sept. 2. From 9:30am-1:30pm. Parking lot across from Shuswap Lake Park. Local produce, baking, crafts plants and more. • Celista Farmers’ Market – NS Community Hall Wednesdays, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Fresh produce, arts, crafts.

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By Dawn Clarke Summer is here, and fun times are guaranteed at John Evdokimoff Park in White Lake with the recent updates to the park playground. Kids at White Lake now have a choice of new exciting elements in the playground to make even a dull summer day a truly exciting one! In addition to the upgrades in equipment, there is a nature play area of strategically placed large rocks, and a sport court has been installed which allows for a whole range of entertaining games with friends. Work on the park was completed in June and is now a regular haunt for local kids

and visitors. Working closely with local families, the changes to the Park have made it a ‘must-visit’ location when looking for an inspiring and interesting place to entertain the young ones during the summer vacation. Not only is the Park now full of new, shiny, and fun equipment, the CSRD, together with local company Newfound Landscaping, have planted 35 trees and installed new grass areas to provide shade, and great places for that outdoor experience. John Evdokimoff Park is located just four kilometres along White Lake Road up from the Balmoral Road intersection. Come and enjoy!

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• Sorrento Hall #2 - 2505 Greer Road, Chief Gary Hoult, wap - Karen Brown 250.515.3276 250-675-4441, •Blind Bay Community Society Phone: 250-675-3919 • Tappen/Sunnybrae - 3732 SunEmail: • Blind Bay painters - Betty Schriver nybrae-Canoe Point Rd., Chief 250-675-2249 - Ryan Gray, 250-835-8696 TappenSunnybraeVFD@ •Carlin Country Market • White Lake - 3607 Parri Rd., Chief Bryan Griffin, Heather 250-835-4422 • Carlin Elementary Middle School 250-835-4500, PAC -, • Fire Services Coordinator - Sean Heather 250-835-4422 Coubrough, 250-833-5955 • Chase Fish & Game Club - Helen 250-679-8019 • 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 1164 Passchendale Road, • JPW Road Maintenance - AtChief Gary Hoult, 250-675-3555, tendant 1-877-546-3799, Main

office (Armstrong) 250-546-3765, Celista yard (answering machine) 250-955-2231 • Lions Club - 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 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

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



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To add an event email or call 250-463-2611 • Al-Anon Wed. 8-9pm, Evangelical Free Church, Web: in Chase, BC • Tues Night Blues Jam - 3rd Tues. at 7 pm. 250-675-2523, Many more events on webpage • Badminton - Wed. 7 to 9pm at Sorrento EleFYI Chris Emery at 250-675-2865. • Mon: Line Dance (intermediate) 1-3pm, mentary School. BYO racket. Non-competitive. Carlin Hall Sponge Ball 9-12pm FMI 250-675-2397 4051 Myers Rd. Tappen. • Tues: Ladies Bridge 1-4pm, Good Time • Environmental sensitivities including EHS, To book call Marcha Adams 250-835-8577. Quilters 1st & 3rd, 9am-3pm, Sponge Ball 9MCS. Monthly Sharing & Support Meeting. FMI • Beginner slow pitch jam Tues: 7pm to 9pm. 12pm Una St.Clair at 250-675-5595 for meeting details. • Intermediate acoustic jam Wed: 7pm to 9pm • Wed: Line Dance (beginners) 10-11:30am, • GT Dragon Boat Society meets 3rd Friday, 6pm • Coffee House 1st Saturday - December-April, (Advanced) 1:30-3pm. Ballroom Dance 7at Duffers Den. FMI 7pm. Doors open at 6:45. 9pm. Lego Club 2nd Wed 6:30-8pm Susan Eisenberger, 250 675 3608 • Singers - Meet Thurs. 7 to 9 pm at the Arts • Thurs: Play Group 9-12pm, Shuswap Pipers1 • Probus Copper Island - meets at Cedar Council for the South Shuswap-Carlin Hall -4pm Heights Community Hall in Sorrento on the lower level. Come join the Coppertones! FMI • Friday: Sponge Ball 9-12pm, Youth Group second Thurs./mo. at 10 am Coffee at 9:30. Karen 250-515-3276 (Gr. 5-7)6:30-7:30pm - (Gr. 8 & up)7:30For details call Mike Murrell at 250 675-4495 Cedar Heights Community Association 9:30pm, Scrappy Quilt Chics 9-3pm • Salmon Arm Toastmasters - Thurs. 7-9pm 2316 Lakeview Drive, Blind Bay 250-675-2012 • River of Life Service: Sun. 10am (Sunday Upstairs at Uptown Askews. FMI School 10:15am) 8401 • Mon - Co-ed Keep Fit 9am Sorrento Drop in Society • Tues - Seniors theatre 1pm / Karate 7pm / 1148 Passchendaele Rd. 250-675-5358 • Seniors Lunch - 1st Thurs. 12:30pm at DufUkulele Orchestra 7pm • Mon - Glee Club - 9:30 am 675-5021/ AA at 8pm fers Den, Shuswap Lake Estates Golf Course. • Wed - Co-ed Keep Fit 9am / Carpet Bowling • Tues - Wheels to Meals 2nd & 4th Tues. 675Reservations by Mon. Call 250-675-3661 1pm / Crib & Canasta 1pm / Bridge 7pm 4871. Snooker (men )1pm 675-2829 / Crib • Shuswap Rock Club - First Tues of the month • Thurs - Probus Club (2nd Thurs) 9am / Ladies 1:30 pm 675-4117 (Sept - June) 7:30 pm at Sorrento Drop in Socie- afternoon out 1:30pm / Karate 7pm / The • Wed - Cards, 1 pm 675-0065, Snooker, 6pm ty. Saturday workshops 12:00-4:00 pm fallShutterbugs Photo Club (3rd Thurs) 2pm 675-2829 - Shuswap Wood Carvers: 9am spring, Field trips spring-fall. FMI Pat, 250-675• Fri - Co-ed Keep Fit 9am to noon FMI Peter Husieff 250-675-2746. 2849. • Sun - Sorrento Evangelical Free Church • Thurs - Quilting 10am 675-5358 / Snooker • The Shuswap Nature Hikers meet weekly on Adult study 9:30am, Service 10:55am (men)1pm 675-2829 Fridays to hike the North and South Shuswap • Snooker 1pm every day except Wed. • Fri - Ladies Snooker, 1pm 675-5115 Trails. To join, contact or • Summer Pickleball - check schedule online • Sat - Scottish Dancing, 9:30am 675-3518 visit Eagle Bay Community Hall Sorrento Lions Club shuswaphikerladies/ 4326 Eagle Bay Rd. • Meet 1st & 3rd Thursday at 7:00pm at Sor• The Arts OnSite with Lady Nature - meets Hall rentals: 250-675-3136 rento Memorial Hall, 1150 Passchendaele Rd. Mondays, 9am (May’til the end of October) • Quilting Mon.10-3 (Bring Lunch) 675-4531 We welcome anyone interested in learning (writing, dancing, theatre, painting, drawing, • Crafts Wed, 10-2 (Bring Lunch) 675-4282 more about the Lions to join us. We are always composing music) create outdoors in the forest, • Fitness Tues & Thur 9 to 10:20am 675-5098 looking for new members. FMI Bob, 250-679somewhere near Sorrento-Blind Bay. Con• Garden Club - 1st Thur.10am, 675-3884 2299, tact: or visit http:// • Darts Fri. 7:15 pm. Alan: 675-5403 Sunnybrae Community Hall • Coffee House 4th Sat of the Month 7:30pm 3595 Sunnybrae Canoe Point Rd. • TOPS Sorrento #4369 - Wed. from 8:15 to 10:00 (except Dec & June -Aug) Performers always Hall Rentals - Vicki Green - 250- 835-2199, am at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. welcome! Gaetane 675-2178 2385 Golf Course Drive. FMI Gail 250-675-2849 Library (ORL) South Shuswap Branch • TOPS Sorrento #1856 - Thurs. weigh-in at Blind Bay Market. 250-675-4818 • Badminton Sun 2-4pm & Wed 9-11am 8:30am, meeting starts 9am at Sorrento Place • Karate - Tues & Thurs 6pm Clubhouse on Buckley Rd. Jacquie Everett • Writer’s Nook - 2nd & 4th Wed. 10am-12pm. • Coffee House - 2nd Sat - Oct to May 250-675-2574 New members welcome: • General Meeting 4th Wed: 7:30pm Blind Bay Memorial Hall • Fireside Knitters - 1st & 3rd Fri. 10am Sunnybrae Seniors Hall 2510 Blind Bay Rd. 250-675-3139 3585 Sunnybrae Canoe Pt. Rd., Facebook: Blind Bay noon. Come join by the fireplace. • Page Turners book Club - 3rd Thurs, 10am Community Hall & Reedman Gallery. Maddie Welch 250-835-8255 • Children’s Programs - For a full list of story Website: • Sunnybrae Painters/Crafters Mon 9:30am • Blind Bay Painters - Tues. 9:30am - 3pm; times, baby talk, colouring, craft days, and (except statutory holidays) FMI 250-835-8539 Betty 250-675-2249 - bschrive@ more check our website or stop by. • Quilters -1st & 3rd Wed. (250-835-8255) • Blind Bay Blues Club - every 3rd Tues. of Notch Hill Town Hall • Potluck dinner and Meeting 3rd Tues, 5:30 the month, 7pm. Chris Emery 250-675-2865/ 1639 Notch Hill Rd. 250-803-5206 pm (except July/Aug) • Shuswap Needle Arts Guild meet 1st & 3rd • Garden Club - 3rd Wed. 10am to noon • Meet 1st Mon. at 7pm (bank holiday 2nd Thursday, 10am to 4 pm (Sept. to Jun) FMI • Talana Twirlers - Thurs. 7-9:30pm; Nancy Mon) Watch for special events all year. Jo (250)-832-9308 or Sharon (250)-832-4588. Alison at 250-675-5375 or Shuswap Lake Estates Community Centre Betty Bergman at 250-675-4408 or email:

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South Shuswap Scoop July 2018  

Free monthly community newsletter serving the South Shuswap and surrounding area

South Shuswap Scoop July 2018  

Free monthly community newsletter serving the South Shuswap and surrounding area