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Sorrento/Blind Bay Park A Place to Go be a good idea for Sorrento to build a By Jerre Paquette park for kids, families, and maybe even 35 years ago, on the 1983 August long weekend, the first ball tournament the plentiful old timers in the area. They knew they had a good idea, and knew was held at the then newly developed where there was some land, 12 acres of Sorrento/Blind Bay Park. it, just up the Don Reed hill off Notch was there when Hill Road. They the Sorrento made a tentative Drifter’s Fast agreement to Ball team hosted purchase it, inthe first annual cluding all its tournament with raw timber logs. a full compleAlthough Don ment of particifelt they repating teams ceived too little throughout the for the logs, the hot, but beautiful idea of the park BC holiday weekend. Construction of Sorrento/Blind Bay Park ball diamond was launched was completed 35 years ago. photo contributed by: Don Reed and the plans Some time began. around 1980 or Don said one might argue that the acso, Don was talking with local residents tual birthdate of the Park was when the Louise Cooper and Dulcie Doyle and idea was conceived and put into motion, two others, about the lack of a playor perhaps it was when official docuground for their 10-12-year-old kids to mentation was signed; “although in my go to. (Continued on page 3) Louise and Dulcie thought it would


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Force, Sandy and Orville Mowers, chainsaw artist, and many others were opinion it was March 11, 1981 when the residents of Blind Bay and Sorrento invited to do demonstrations; or to voted on Bylaw No. 1106; and with its bring their wares and setup near the field. “You must be mindful of foul passing the Sorrento Blind Bay Park balls,” they were cautioned. was born. Of the 514 votes cast, 11 Don recalls the stands were filled, were rejected, 196 were against, and pretty much to capacity, all weekend. 307 were in favor of the formation of Volunteers BBQ’d hamburgers the park.” Initial work started in 1981, using a and hotdogs and served pop and other goodies, a $250,000 Columbeer garden bia Shuswap Rewas set up gional District and that loan. Less than two Saturday years later, the lognight, the ging, stumping, dance party clean-up and rough and celelandscaping was bration of done. After the efforts was spring laying of held at the turf on the main diSorrento amond by the ball The park now has 3 baseball diamonds photo credit: Jerre Paquette Memorial team and some of Hall. their wives, the The profirst ball tournaceeds from ment was underthe entire way. event toAlthough the talled upball field was comwards of pleted in 1983, the $7000. “Just Park wouldn’t offienough to cially open until pay for the 1984 when the turf. Whew!” planted grass It took hunthroughout was fulSkating rink in early 1980’s photo contributed by: Don Reed dreds and ly grown. hundreds, if The three-day not thousands, of volunteer hours to fast ball tournament was by all acmake that first event happen. “Did you counts a huge success. Participants of know that during those first years the every ilk, including the Grindrod Air

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grass in the entire park was cut with a garden tractor and a 40-inch mower, all labour, expenses and equipment owned and paid by volunteers?” But there may be some challenge to the park’s continuing success as changes in our population take place. Just talk to local seniors in the area, especially those who led the way and continue to support the community’s achievements. They are looking for younger folk to take on the leadership and volunteerism that gave the park its first 35 years of vitality and service. The park is now a vibrant, attractive, multi-purpose venue for seniors, (Continued on page 4)

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maintained files on 26,440 parcels of land which saw 26 new subdivisions and 91 new lots News of Note from the CSRD • diverted 2,221,755 kg of waste from 6 landfill sites while Paul Demenok Director, Electoral Area C (South Shuswap) operating 13 transfer and recycling stations Cell: 250-517-0810 • supported 941 individuals through the Shuswap ESS programs, which involved 38 EOC/ESS activations 2017 CSRD Annual Report is Online • distributed materials for over 100,000 sandbags The 2017 CSRD Annual Report is now available on the • administered $308,502 in grant-in-aid funding and CSRD website via the Quicklinks on the CSRD home page, $1,232,258 in gas tax funds or using the url listed below. Following a brief introduction • reached over 1,000,000 people with Shuswap tourism section, the report includes sections focused on the CSRD messaging departments including Finance, Operations, Development • managed an overall budget of $45,598,951 for the regional district. Services, GIS and Information Technology, and Economic Development. In the South Shuswap, 2017 was a very busy year. Key In the Introduction section there’s a factoid page which accomplishments in Area C were: can be used to help answer the question, “What does the • completed the Area C Governance Review Study • conducted comprehensive update of the Area C Parks Plan CDRD do?”. Some key factoids are that, in 2017, among other things, the CSRD: • participated in the Shuswap Labour Market Plan, and the • suppported 14 firehalls with over 50 pieces of major appaShuswap Economic Development Plan ratus, and over 300 active paid per call volunteers • significantly upgraded the Lakeview Place water system • managed 9 community water systems servicing 2617 • initiated the Tappen-Sunnybrae Fire Hall expansion and properties with 82 km of piping, pumping 1,348,931,956 Sunnybrae water system projects litres of water • replaced the mini-pumper at Shuswap Fire Hall and pur• operated 94 community parks with numerous pieces of chased ready racks for Eagle Bay Fire Hall equipment and infrastructure • consulted with White Lake residents in regards to John Evdokimoff Park improvements • provided funding and implementation support for the Shuswap Visitor Information kiosk program • repaired a large water leak in the MacArthur/Reedman water system. We’re now more than 50% through 2018 and I can attest that this year has been even busier than 2017. There is much yet, however, that remains to be done. To access the full 2017 CSRD Annual Report please go to

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kids, families, and the many tourists who visit the Sorrento area. This 12.3-acre, large open space park includes a skating rink, batting cage, tennis courts, soccer field, basketball court, 3 baseball diamonds with beautiful viewing areas, concession stands, dog park, water spray park, and a playground with a state-of-the-art sun shade. From the Trans Canada

Highway in Sorrento, turn up onto Notch Hill Road. Take your first right onto Dilworth Road and your first left onto Davidson Road. The park is located at 2670 Davidson Road to your left. Sorrento/Blind Bay Park certainly has what it needs to be and remain, as Don Reed described it back in 1981, “A place to go, everyone can share; a place to go, that will always be there.”




MP Arnold Gains Public Input On Canada’s Agriculture Industry Submitted by Sarah Kyllo, Constituency Assistant Armstrong, B.C. – Agriculture was on the minds of many Tuesday night when Mel Arnold, Member of Parliament for the North Okanagan-Shuswap, met with over 50 constituents at Centennial Hall in Armstrong to hear their concerns and ideas regarding the industry. “It was positive to see a wide range of sectors from the agricultural community represented, as well as local governments from within the North Okanagan -Shuswap,” said MP Arnold. “I value the thoughtful input that was provided, and as Member of Parliament for this riding, I will take the messages constituents shared with me back to Ottawa.“ Some in attendance shared concern for the ongoing North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations, and other trade talks affecting Canada’s agriculture industry. Supply management was also discussed with attendees speaking both in opposition and in favour. One attendee, a local dairy farmer, expressed the need for greater education around supply management to address misconceptions and increase public awareness. MP Arnold said he is open to considering all information surrounding the effects of supply management, and related to growing up on

his family’s dairy farm in Notch Hill where he witnessed the positive change the system provided. Cannabis was also a topic of interest with debate amongst the crowd as to whether its production should be permitted on Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) land regulated by the provincial government. One local mayor commented on the pressures local governments face and the need to amend the provincial Right to Farm Act to address cannabis production. MP Arnold encouraged attendees bring forward policy ideas with the potential to strengthen Canada’s agriculture industry. One such idea was Institutional Food Procurement that would see food in local institutions—such as hospitals, senior care homes and schools— supplied by local producers to support local economies. “It was great to connect with farmers and other concerned citizens to discuss our agriculture sector that not only produces world-class food, but drives our local economies,” said MP Arnold. “The gathering was very productive and informative, and I look forward to hosting more public forums in the near future to discuss matters of importance to the constituents of the North Okanagan-Shuswap.”

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Recognizing Local Business Supporters of South Shuswap Scoop By Barbra Fairclough and models of marine engines and is a Lorraine Seys came to Shuswap lake certified Volvo dealer. All work is water from England in 1988 for a two week tested. visit and during her holiday she bought a home and the Shuswap Marina. Lorraine has been serving the community ever since. She says ‘the goal is to bring all the service needs of the boaters in our area under one roof.’ ‘The last week in July and the first week in August are the busiest times of the year’, Lorraine says, ‘people want convenience. People come here to have full service.’ Lorraine explains that they are ‘the only full service marina in Blind Bay. Lorraine's son Gareth returned to the Shuswap after music school and travelling in Australia, where he met his wife Monica, who is from Chile. Today Gareth is the General Manager and he spends his days also overseeing the service department. Lorraine Seys, Gareth Seys, Monica Seys Shuswap Marina services all makes of Shuswap Marina

Lorraine suggested that winter is a great time for completing fiberglass, gelcoat repairs as well as insurance claims. Detailing and custom refitting can also be done. Whether it is depth sounders, wake board towers or stereos, Shuswap Marina can take care of all the details. Winter storage, including mini storage is available as well. Gareth’s wife Monica, with a master’s degree in business administration is Marketing/Store Manager. Through the marina’s website and social media Monica keeps you up to date with video previews of used boats that are for sale as well as seasonal updates. She also keeps the surf shop and summer boutique well stocked with name brands, and the boat accessories are extensive. The store even has a kids' play area so that shopping is enjoyable for the whole family. (Continued on page 7)



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They have a rental fleet of 7 boats, 3 triple pontoons and 4 ski boats to enjoy and explore the lake. Also, their kayak and paddle board rentals are very popular. Whether you are stopping by for boat gas, looking for moorage or wanting to buy or rent a boat, its all here. Lorraine has worn many hats over the years and she has enjoyed seeing her family grow with the business. As owner, with her son Gareth, she provides oversight and guidance in all aspects of daily business. Shuswap Marina has an annual open house and this year they will be celebrating their 30th anniversary on Saturday, August 11th from noon until late afternoon. Everyone is welcome to attend – bring a lawn chair. Suppliers generously support this event by providing items for raffles and door prizes. All funds raised this year will go to the Sorrento Health Centre. Gareth is a member of the Salmon Armenians and they will be performing live at the open house. Stop in to meet the “crew” and enjoy the music, and grab a hot dog! Shuswap Marina is centrally located on Ingram Lane Road in Blind Bay just six km from the Trans Canada Hwy overlooking Copper Island. Whether you come by boat or car, access is easy and everything you need in order to have a worry free holiday is here.

Get the Election Scoop Here! By Barbra Fairclough Are you interested in knowing the roles and responsibilities of elected officials? Are you interested in knowing what local government means? Have a peak at the provincial government website that helps answer these questions and others in a series of short videos. These videos are meant to be helpful for potential candidates in answering questions prior to deciding to run for office. Characteristics of Effective Locally Elected Officials; What is Local Government; Testing Your Readiness for Local Office; Local Government Decision Making; Roles and Responsibilities of Locally Elected Officials. Watch videos here: CSRD also has helpful information for anyone want-

ing to learn more about the 2018 CSRD Election. Links to these videos are on the CSRD webpage and you will find other current local information. Visit this webpage to see regular updates and to stay current. abcdef123456789 Nomination packages for Electoral Area Director are available at the CSRD office in Salmon Arm from Friday July 27th. Nominations will be received from 9 am on September 4 until 4pm on September 14, 2018. Exercise your democratic freedom by voting in the Local Government Election on October 20th this year. Nominations close and candidates will be announced on September 14th. Watch for more in the September Scoop.





Shuswap Watershed Council Releases New Water Quality Report Media Release The Shuswap Watershed Council (SWC) has released a report covering the results of recent water quality monitoring throughout the Shuswap watershed. “Our water quality is one of our greatest natural assets here in the Shuswap,” says SWC Chair Paul Demenok. “We know it’s a top-of-mind issue for people – especially this time of year – and we’re pleased to be able to provide this informative report.” The report covers water quality in the large lakes and rivers, swimming beaches, and touches on important water quality issues such as invasive mussels and algal blooms. “From a human perspective and our enjoyment of lakes and beaches, the water quality is very good. This is indicated by the results of Interior Health Authority’s beach monitoring program in 2017, which had 100% acceptable re-

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2018 Summer Swing Winners Submitted by Wendy Barker Shuswap Lake Estates held their annual Ladies Summer Swing on July 6. 120 golfers participated in this two person net ball event. First place went to Sue Martin and Joan Burton. Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to all who make this event a success. Coming up in August is our Senior Men’s Open on August 20, this is a 2 person team net ball as well. Our Charity event of the year is the Shuswap Hospital Foundation which will be held on August 25. This year the funds raised will be going towards the Fibroscan Liver Scanner. This will be the 4th annual tournament. A very worthwhile cause for our area as a whole.

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Sorrento & Area Community Health Centre Society Submitted by Marilyn Clark Exciting news! The Sorrento & Area Community Health Centre, effective August 1, 2018, will be open on Fridays for appointments. This is a step we have wanted to take for some time and are now in a position to do so. If you are on the new patient waiting list, you can expect to be called to make a "meet and greet" appointment soon. One of our two job-sharing Medical Office Assistants, Candise or Lenora, will be giving you a call. If you would like to become a new patient, live in the South Shuswap and would like to have Theresa Smith, Nurse Practitioner, become your primary care practitioner, call 250 8035251. Our hours will be Monday – Friday, 9 – noon and 1 – 4, closed for all statutory holidays. A number of dates to note on your calendars: • Saturday, August 11, 11 am – 5 pm Our community partner, Shuswap Marina, is hosting their annual Open House and have identified our Health Centre as the beneficiary of donations in exchange for food and drink. Plan to attend and support your local Shuswap Marina and the Sorrento & Area Community Health Centre. • Monday, August 27, 9:30 – 11:30 Immunization Clinic – call Interior Health Public Health to book an appointment, 250- 833-4101


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White Lake Community Comes Together for Successful Park Project By Bryon Every The White Lake Residence Association (WLRA) is pleased to have assisted with the grand opening of the new playground on Wednesday July 11th at the John Evdokimoff park. Situated near the Balmoral trail head, the new park improvements include playground equipment, a sport court for pickleball, hockey and basketball along with a Gaga Ball court, swing sets, a slide and a rock climbing area. At the park opening, Area C Director Paul Demenok shared some history of the park creation and construction process. He announced the opening of the playground at 11:30 am with an official ribbon cutting. The CSRD supplied BBQ hot dogs served by myself and they offered several choices of cookies and drinks. The event was in full swing within minutes. It was well-attended by families from White Lake area and it did not take long for the kids attending to be playing on the new park equipment.

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I was fully engulfed with the unquestionable pleasure I was witnessing that morning. My thoughts were drawn back to the day when that area was a government gravel pit and trucks would randomly haul gravel out for various projects in the immediate and surrounding communities. A few years back, White Lake resident Jack McNally became a member of the newly formed Area C Parks Advisory Committee. The committee was headed by John Evdokimoff, CSRD Head of Parks who spearheaded a working plan. Jack McNally had a keen sense of community values and had an eagerness to enhance the community. He quickly identified 3 areas in White Lake that had been sitting dormant or unused, all owned by the CSRD. The areas were only identified on maps and there was little local knowledge their existence. Over a few years of working on the parks advisory committee, Jack advocated for parks and as a result, all 3 areas received park designation paving the way for a community swimming park, an outdoor BBQ and resting park, with the viewing platform overlooking the lake, and a highly desired Bike Skills Park that continues to draw use from residents and visitors alike. The seeds of the new development for John Evdokimoff Park began in 2016, when White Lake Resident Daniella Nadja became a director of the WLRA. Daniella’s interest was to bring something to the community for kids as there was no recreation to speak of and parents had to take the kids (Continued on page 11)

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either to Sorrento, Blind Bay or Salmon Arm for any form of activity. Many ideas were discussed about how to use the hall better but after several group discussions, outdoor activity kept coming to the forefront. The CSRD was approached and some hurdles presented themselves. Refusing to give up and along with troubleshooting ideas as to how the funding could be gathered to create a reality, it was taken to Paul Demenok for assistance. Paul was very helpful in steering the WLRA in the right direction with very solid advice and information. Once it was certain that the proposal from the WLRA could be included in the parks planning process in 2016 the WLRA got busy keeping the community aware of meetings and opportunities for input. It was important to keep the community involved. During this 2016 parks planning, WLRA Director Hal Dyck was approached by a White Lake Resident, Jack Owens. The young Mr. Owens had an unpleasant encounter with a vehicle while playing road hockey and decided he


wanted a safe place for kids to play hockey. He approached the WLRA with his parents support and he was encouraged to petition the community so that could be added to the WLRA parks proposal. Jacks petition was successful and along with strong encouragement from the WLRA, the sport court, where the kids could safely play hockey, was added to the playground proposal and put forth to the CSRD. With powerful turnouts from the community and extremely positive idea shar-

Jack McNally, a strong advocate for White Lake parks at the playground grand opening.


ing, the CSRD was able to develop a prototype of the shared vision for the playground and brought it back for community for comment and adjustment. The Park we opened on July 11th this year is the reflection of tremendous commitment and work on behalf of the community. I personally am very grateful for Jack McNally’s efforts in previous years to have those three areas designated as parks and they will serve our community for many, many years to come. Working with the community the WLRA helped provide the CSRD with the information they needed to move forward with the plan. The WLRA values the CSRD as an important partner in achieving the park plan. We are grateful for the support and participation. I can’t help but think how wonderful things can happen when people within a community step up and contribute ideas and time to help make things a bit better for everyone. The actions of a person or a group of persons can have such a positive effect, if they simply get involved.





Board in Brief Highlights CSRD Eagle Bay Estates Waterworks Service Area Amendment Bylaw - The property owner of 4444 Eagle Bay Road requested the property be connected to the Eagle Bay Estates Water System. The current service area borders this property and the system has capacity to accommodate additional connections. In order to connect the property to the system, it must be included in the Eagle Bay Estates Waterworks Service Area. All connection costs have been determined and agreed to by the property owner and a successful public assent process was completed on July 5, 2018. The Board gave the amendment bylaw three readings, to be followed by consideration of adoption at the August 2018 Board meeting. Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) Applications - Electoral Area C: Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) Application Section 20(3) - Non-Farm Use in the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) LC2553C (Roy Johnston) – 2790 Notch Hill Road, Balmoral The owner is proposing to use a 1.7 ha. portion of the subject property comprising a localized depression on the site as a receiving area, storage and evaporation lagoon for household septic and holding tank disposal of effluent, as operated by Reliable Septic Ltd. The Board agreed with staff recommendation and the application will now be forwarded to the Agricultural Land Commission recommending refusal of the application for non-farm use status. Electoral Area C: Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) Application Section 20(3) – Non-Farm Use in the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) LC2556 (Schaafsma) – 1738 White Lake Road, Carlin The owner is proposing to use a 1.2 ha. portion in roughly the northeast corner of the subject property to re-instate a previously approved and operating log home construction business, that was discontinued in 2013. The Board agreed with staff recommendation and the application will now be forwarded to the Agricultural Land Commission recommending approval of the application for non-farm use status.






Laughter Meets Learning at South Shuswap Nutrition Workshops By Carole Jeffries & Jerre Paquette, for the South Shuswap Health Services Society It started with a bang: The Nutrition for Seniors series of workshops began with a burst of energy when Retired Registered Nurse, Nutrition Consultant, and best-selling Author Gloria Askew, RRN stepped to the microphone on May 29th, 2018.

Gloria had just finished a speaking engagement in the United States, and South Shuswap Health Services Society (SSHSS) was delighted that she had come to present How to Use Food to Control and Prevent Type 2 Diabetes. It was an excellent kick-off to the series of four free workshops that SSHSS is hosting this year. Sometimes described as a combina-

tion of Tinker Bell and a cruise missile, Gloria first delivered some scary statistics about Type 2 Diabetes. Most people in the room didn’t know that: • Nearly 11 million Canadians have Diabetes or pre-Diabetes • Many people don’t know they have it • Type 2 Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness and amputations in Canada Blindness? Amputations? Yikes! That got everyone’s attention. In her frank-but-funny style, Gloria then drew upon her decades of emergency nursing and nutrition consulting experience to describe the serious, even life-threatening, complications that can arise. Finally, she offered some effective methods to help control or prevent this serious disease—methods proven to work during her 20 years of teaching nutrition in medical clinics. Dr. Jerre Paquette, PhD served as emcee and encouraged audience participation. Special guest and certified organic farmer Sue Moore of Notch Hill Organic Farm & Nursery added her wise perspectives to the lively discussion. Many good ideas were shared. To finish the day, workshop partici(Continued on page 15)

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pants chose from a selection of foods supplied by The Blind Bay Village Grocer and identified those that help prevent Type 2 Diabetes. As you might expect, there were some surprises. Jerre also applied an internationally acclaimed method of helping people learn, solve problems, create new habits, and sustain lasting change. He calls it “The Triads”, and you’ll just have to come to the workshops to see how it works. By the end of the day, participants had learned how to use informed nutrition to help control or prevent Type 2 Diabetes. They rated the day as 4.8/5.0 and asked for more—and they got it. The second Nutrition for Seniors workshop took place in June at the charming Sunnybrae Seniors Centre. At the Centre, Cam Capozzi and Cath Malone made everyone feel welcome and provided enthusiastic, hands-on help with the many details of organizing a workshop. Carole Jeffries summarized Gloria’s presentation from the first workshop, and Jerre Paquette (the series’ main presenter) delivered a lively talk on the nutritional upside and downside of fats. Special guest Una St. Claire of High-Croft Farm near Sorrento rivalled Gloria’s humour and candor with a funny and informative presentation on eggs and farming. She finished with a discussion of family farms here in the Shuswap. You’ll find Una’s column Off the Grid in The Scoop every month. The afternoon wound up with participants applying what they had learned about fats to make homemade salad dressings. Using recipes whimsically illustrated by local artist Donalda McLaren and a marvellous selection of oils and vinegars donated by It’s All Good Bulk & Health Food Plus in the Blind Bay Marketplace, participants made some delicious culinary creations—and took them home to share with family and friends. Once again, participants rated the day as 4.8/5.0. The last two workshops take place this fall: Workshop #3: September 5th, White Lake Community Hall, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Workshop #4: October 10th, The Sorrento Centre, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Both workshops will include more special guests, lots of laughter and learning, and yummy snacks from local vendors. The workshops are free, but registration is highly recommended. Call 250-675-3661 or email If you haven’t joined in yet, c’mon along and see what all the fun is about. Nutrition for Seniors: How to Use Food to Control and Prevent Disease is a series of four FREE workshops presented by the South Shuswap Health Services Society. The series is funded by a grant made available by Age Friendly B.C. and received from CSRD Area C. Practical legal advice for People like you 533 Nicola St., Kamloops

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CBC Radio Highlights the Kicker By Jo Anne Malpass The South Shuswap Scoop’s mother paper, The Kicker was highlighted last month during a live interview with Chris Walker of CBC Radio Daybreak. He wanted to know why the Kicker is “bucking the trend.” While other local newspapers are reducing in size and some even closing their doors, the Kicker expanded to 88 pages last month for the first time in its history. Kicker/Scoop Publisher Tracy Wojciechowski explained the success of the newsletters is thanks to community support. There’s a lot of people who put the papers together, “it’s not just here at the office. It’s the involvement of the entire community, we have articles that are submitted by people in the community and we have businesses that advertise here. So, it’s really a community effort, we really applaud the support that we receive from the community.” “I think people who write articles and advertise in their local newsletter like to see and read about the things that are going on around them.” They look forward to it every month and it’s the go-to for people when they come here to visit. When asked why advertisers still see it as worthwhile to put their ad in a

physical paper, Tracy said people in smaller communities, especially here on the Shuswap, like to sit down and relax and open the paper and find everything in one spot. You can go on-line to find information, but you have to bounce around a lot and kind of know what you are looking for. The Kicker & Scoop will sit on the coffee table in homes, in a business or coffee shop all month long and readers can constantly go back and look at it to see events that are coming up or to look for businesses if, for example, they want to do work on their home or want to go out for a bite to eat. So, it’s convenient. Walker asked, “what’s the future of the Kicker and the Scoop?” Tracy replied, “to continue to serve the community. We love where we live, we love to serve the people and we love to help people to get their information out so that other people can hear about it. Everybody is important to us, everybody has value and everybody’s events and information deserves to get out there to the public.” This is the link to the CBC Daybreak interview. Fast forward to the two-hour mark to hear Tracy’s interview. listen/shows/daybreaksouth/episode/15555854




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Situated on the western reaches of Shuswap Lake in Lee Creek, BC, Cottonwood Cove RV Resort is a lakeside paradise named after its unique secluded cove and the countless Cottonwood trees that dot the lake’s shoreline. The resort is comprised of 175-spacious full-service lots over a 25-acre parcel, surrounded by some of the finest waterfront and sandy beaches the Shuswap has to offer. The resort is easy to access and only a 10-minute drive off the TransCanada Highway, but once you arrive you’ll feel like you’ve left the hustle and bustle behind. The RV lifestyle is an amazing one. One that sparks the pioneering spirit instilled in us all. Cottonwood Cove is a community of like-minded people who love to escape the city, explore the great outdoors, discover new experiences and appreciate nature! We may be a little biased, but Cottonwood Cove RV Resort is the perfect place for you and your family to do just that.

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Eagle Bay Fire Department Open House August 11 Submitted by Peter O’Brien Open House August 11 On August 11th Eagle Bay Fire Department and Association welcomes all residents and visitors to our annual Open House at 4445 Eagle Bay Rd. from 10 am to 2 pm. This year we are very fortunate to have Shuswap Emergency Program, the Structure Protection Unit and several guest educators attending along with other emergency personnel. Stop by for a hotdog, drink and ice cream and learn about the FireSmart Program to protect your property and neighbourhood. Check out the hall and our apparatus, talk with our Fire Fighters and ask about joining us and the training offered. We will have activities for kids, and several raffle draws for some great prizes. Funds raised will go to our own Eagle Bay Fire Dept. Association which uses the funds to support people and groups in need in our community. Complete Fire Ban On Thursday June 26th at noon, a complete fire ban came into effect in the Kam-

loops Fire Centre. So how big is the Kamloops Fire Centre and how does it relate to Eagle Bay and area? There are 6 Fire Centres in the Province of BC. The Kamloops Fire Centre stretches from Blue River on Hwy 5 in the north to the U.S. border in the south and from Bridge River in the west to Monashee Mountains in the east. The Kamloops Fire Centre is made up of 5 Fire Zones which include Vernon / Salmon Arm. The Shuswap region is included in the Vernon / Salmon Arm Fire Zone. Prior to the July 26 campfire ban, several municipalities like Penticton put their own camp fire ban on in advance of the Kamloops Centre ban. There were also some local private campgrounds that also banned campfires in advance. It is expected that the campfire ban will be in effect until October 15th unless notified differently. Prohibited activities include the burning or use of: ♦ Campfires

fireworks including firecrackers (These are only allowed with a permit in Area C and F all year round) ♦ sky lanterns ♦ burn barrels or burn cages of any size or description ♦ binary exploding targets ♦ tiki torches and similar kinds of torches ♦ chimineas, outdoor stoves and other portable The ban DOES NOT apply to CSArated or ULC-rated cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes, or to a portable campfire apparatus that uses briquettes, liquid or gaseous fuel, so long as the height of the flame is less than 15 centimetres. The ban does make it easier for Fire Departments to deal with campfire complaints. There is nothing to debate in terms of size of fire versus the ½ metre size when campfires are allowed and they seem to grow as the night goes on. If you decide to have a campfire during the ban it is likely you’ll be issued a ♦

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“Failure to comply with fire restriction” ticket for $1,150. Apparently some people around the Province have called in to fire centres asking how much the tickets were, weighing the value of a fire against the cost of the fine. Something you should know is that it’s not per fire, it’s per person standing around that fire. So let’s say ten people decide that $115 each is a good deal to have a fire, the total ticket price would actually be $11,500, $1,150 each. We welcome anyone interested in joining us to contact Chief Alan Rendell at 250-517-0429. He will be happy to answer any questions and give you a tour of our facility. Practice is every Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. for 2 hours. All equipment and training is provided. You can keep up to date on lots of fire related and Fire Department information on our Facebook page. You can find us under Eagle Bay Fire Department.

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By Sandra Reutlinger “Stay patient and trust your journey” said the Instagram quote written over a wildflower landscape with 3 different fonts. ‘Pffft’ we might be tempted to think. Who has the patience to sit behind 6 vehicles waiting to turn left off of Balmoral Road and onto the Trans Canada Highway or cross over to Notch Hill Road? We enjoy the quiet off season of no lineups and rarely having to wait for more than one car or signal change before passing through an intersection. Summer in the Shuswap means tourism and money for our economy, for which we are grateful, and a marked increase in traffic. We know the mantra to be safe and drive defensively. Do we also know that there is an easy way to drive out the pithy quote above? White Lake Road turns left off of Balmoral Road right before the New Balmoral Store and Chevron Gas Station. The next road to your right is White Lake Frontage Road and if you travel down that just a way you can either take the first right under the high-

way to go onto White Creek Frontage Road which will take you back to Sprokkets and Dream Cycle or onto Notch Hill Rd. Heading east towards Salmon Arm? Keep going straight along White Creek Frontage Road until you see the sign for the TCHwy east which takes you under the highway onto Broderick Creek Frontage Road which then lead you to the merge lane onto the highway. Barely any extra time, a beautiful drive along the farm fields and a much safer alternative to crossing the busy highway. Think how much road rage we can avoid when we practice patience and adopt a relaxed and friendly attitude. We love serving our community as First Responders and work hard to keep everyone safe. New recruit Emergency Responder training will be held in September and it’s not too late for you to join our great team of volunteers. (unless you are reading this in October, then you will have to wait for the next training session). For more information call us at 250-833-5060


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By Barbra Fairclough The Tappen/Sunnybrae fire departments recent open house at the fire hall in Sunnybrae was well attended. It was an opportunity to show the community the new facilities, including the new water plant. The expansion of the fire hall is complete now and the two new bays and the training space upstairs is very welcome and will be put to good use. Fire Chief, Ryan Gray says this increased capacity will serve the Tappen/ Sunnybrae area well as the community grows. With the completion of the new water treatment facility a new fire hydrant has been installed on the property. It will make training or refilling tanks more convenient. The area around the fire hall and new treatment plant will be paved very soon. Two members of the Tappen Sunnybrae Team have traveled with the

Structural Protection Unit (SPU) on different occasions this season to both Prince George and Spences Bridge. This specialized Structural Protection Team is specially trained to work with the SPU in fighting interface fires and if they are required in other areas, they are deployed by the BC Office of the Fire Commissioner as needed. The CSRD Regional Fire Services Spring Update for 2018 says that ‘In the event that a wildland interface fire does threaten a community, each trailer will have the ability to protect approximately 20 structures.’ The Sunnybrae Tappen Fire Department had 74 call-outs last year. They are always interested in having new people join in. If have questions or are interesting in volunteering come down to the hall any Tuesday evening at 7pm. Newcomers are welcome.

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By Jerre Paquette Put it in your August calendar as an event for the entire family. NimbleFingers Bluegrass & Old Time Music is coming to the Sorrento Centre, and they’ll be here for a full two weeks. Why two weeks? Because they have so much to offer and share and teach. The main event is Saturday August 25 from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm with two separate stages showcasing an international lineup of stellar old-time and bluegrass acts. Who are these people? Julie Kerr and her husband Craig Korth are the enthusiastic, dedicated hosts who inherited it from Jay Buckwold and Ada Cheung, who started it all 27 years ago as the BC Bluegrass Workshop. Julie and Craig are keeping up the tradition that participants from across Canada and the US have enjoyed for years - great instructors, engaging workshops, fantastic food and accommodations, and lots of amazing music. Julie and Craig are the di-

rectors, but who are the performers and workshop instructors? Turns out they are among the highest calibre musicians in the U.S. and Canada, leaders in their genres, who come here because they yearn for the teeny, folksy festival environment so suitable to the Shuswap. They come from Nashville, California, Vancouver, Whitehorse, Chicago, Calgary, and Kansas City. As Julie put it, “They get here, park their cars, forget their problems, and focus on playing and sharing their music: It’s like Summer Camp for Adults. Anywhere else, with this calibre of performers, tickets would be $200 each.” This year NimbleFingers welcomes the powerful vocals of festival favourite The Greg Blake Band, the emotive old-time songs of Toronto-based The Lonesome Ace Stringband, and the classic bluegrass sounds of The Special Consensus. Southern US band The Bucking Mules are

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Eagle Bay Community Association Tribute to Rod Dale

By Cathy Wolf , Eagle Bay Community Association This month’s column from Eagle Bay is a tribute to Rod Dale, who led the board for 17 years. Rod stepped down after a very successful and productive tenure. It is with heartfelt thanks and appreciation that we note his significant contribution to the Eagle Bay community. Rod and Jane moved to Eagle Bay in 1999 and it was within days of arriving that Jane, and then, a year later, Rod, joined the Board of the Eagle Bay Hall Society. Soon after joining, Rod was asked to take over the chair from Joan Hill. Rod had a deep appreciation for the warm welcome he and Jane had received when they came to Eagle Bay. He felt almost immediately that he could make a home here and wanted to offer back to the community whatever he could. With a relatively new Board, as well as a new chair, the Eagle Bay Hall Society made plans. Not only would the hall continue to host pancake breakfasts, coffee houses and Eagle Bay Day, there was room to add community activities such as darts on Friday evenings, crafts Wednesday mornings, quilting on Mondays, fitness classes Tuesday and Thursday. Coffee Houses became a regular community event, and while new appreciation of the rules forced the end of Bingo nights,

the bottle recycling program was identified as a way to maintain the Hall’s much needed revenue. Rod’s belief in encouraging, facilitating, and being proactive was very much in evidence as community engagement increased. Al Houston, our longest serving Board member, recalls how the Board was expanded from 7 directors to 12 during Rod’s time as chair. Family memberships increased from under 30 in 2001 to nearly 200 today. “Rod had a talent for bringing the community together. He did a good job and has our gratitude and thanks for all he has done”. Attention was also paid to hall improvements. Lorne Ebensteiner’s initiative led to the large backstage extension, stage lighting and a sound system was purchased. As well, bathrooms were renovated and kitchen improvements made including new fridges, stoves, sinks, cupboards, and a cooler cabinet Roofs were built and replaced. The parking lots was paved and of course, a bottle shed was built to house the expanding recycling business. Close to $100,000 was found in grant funds from various groups, organizations and from government in support of these improvements. While Rod (Continued on page 25)

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played a key leadership role, he credits much of this work to members of the community who donated their time and energy to ensure that the hall remains viable and useful. Rod has a number of notable accomplishments in addition to building and maintaining a strong community presence. His work on the Parks Commission and the opportunity for him to be part of writing the first parks plan will leave a lasting legacy. The boat launch at Whitehead Road along with work on Shannon Beach, Gail Road, Rocky Martinson Park and Wild Rose Park will continue to support active and adventuresome members of our community. Work with community members on the “Eagle Eye” has built a communication network throughout Eagle Bay and beyond. Rod championed the role of Director for the annual Hamster’s Dinner Theatre since his arrival. He worked tirelessly finding scripts and offering advice to aspiring actors. Bob Salter, long serving community member, speaks of Rod’s dedication to the Hamsters and his success as a director. Many in the community echo those sen-


timents and are appreciative of Rod’s commitment to the group over the years. Lynne Hansen worked with Rod on the Board for six years and recalls that they had many interesting and instructive encounters over that time. When the church decided to put on a fowl supper in 2006, Rod was keenly interested in the concept of putting on an event for the community and wholeheartedly supported those efforts. However, Lynne recalls, when the first year realized such a sweet profit, Rod approached the church with a proposal to combine forces for future events and the community has been enjoying the benefits of this joint venture ever since. Rod from day one was the innovator and instigator of the most fabulous transformation of our hall into a picture of fall colour and thanksgiving. Members of our community know this and every year look with anticipation to the opening of the doors for the Harvest Supper. To you Rod, our thanks and appreciation for all your work on the Community Board. It is truly rare to have a community leader who has served us so well for so long.


Columbia Shuswap Regional District NOTICE OF NOMINATION PUBLIC NOTICE is given to the Electors of Electoral Area C of the CSRD that nominations for the office of Electoral Area Director will be received from 9 am September 4, 2018 until 4 pm September 14, 2018. Nomination packages are available at the CSRD office in Salmon Arm, from Friday, July 27, 2018 during regular business hours, local time. (Excluding statutory holidays and weekends) until 4:00 pm local time on Friday, September 14, 2018 or on the CSRD website:

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By James Clark Hey there folks. We hope everyone is having a great summer season and enjoying the delights of Shuswap Lake! The Sunnybrae Community Association (SCA) have been enjoying a good break, opening up the Sunnybrae Community Hall to public rentals, as we do each summer. Got a family reunion, wedding reception, public or private event you'd like to host? Check out our hall online at or email for more details! We haven't any plans for the month of August but I did want to take this opportunity to give you a heads-up on a few exciting events coming up in September! Saturday 15th September will see the return of hit Improv Comedy troupe, “The Radical” to Sunnybrae Community Hall. After a packed-out Shuswap debut in June, this hilarious crew who specialize in spontaneous and improvised comedy (including a huge amount of audience participation!) have decided to once again make the trip up from Vancouver to throw a weekend of funfilled events. Check out our website and Facebook page “Sunnybrae Community Association” for more details nearer the time. But do expect a repeat of our

Comedy Pub Night theme down at the hall! Live Music and Sunnybrae Coffeehouse fans: save this date! On Saturday 22nd September, we will be hosting a sure to be, unforgettable double-bill of locally rooted Shuswap music! None other than “A Million Dollars in Pennies” and “Sons of Bitumen” will be playing live, at the Sunnybrae Community Hall! For those who know these two outstanding duos, I imagine you already have it penned into your calendar. For those who have never caught either of these acts before, I can guarantee you'll leave this concert feeling overwhelmed at the sheer songwriting and musical talent of these wonderful musicians! All with ties to the Sunnybrae Community and the Shuswap area, they are all travelling from their homes in BC to catch a dose of the Shuswap, and share their original music with you. Join us! That's all for now folks! Stay tuned for another update in September.

White Lake Residents Association 5th Annual Photo Contest Submitted by Shirley Bigelow DeKelver

Enter to win! Photos must be of White Lake and surrounding area. There are two categories: adult and youth (18 and under). Three photos per entrant are allowed. Submit entries to Shirley DeKelver, Deadline date for entries: SEPTEMBER 4, 2018. Winners will be announced at WLRA Fun Day BBQ September 15, 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm.




Business Scoop In Teams We Trust

Submitted by Rob Marshall "A team is not a group of people who work together. A team is a group of people who trust each other." - Simon Sinek, Author of Start with Why. When we think about teams, often we think about each person's strengths and contributions to the team. How do they fit in? What role do they play? What are their attributes? What do they bring to the table? No matter what qualities each team member brings to the table, great teams are built upon trust. Each person needs to "have the back" of their leader and their colleagues. Everyone needs to feel and be trusted to create that successful team. Whether on the sports field or in the office, teams are successful when they exhibit the trust factor. As leaders of our business or department, we need to adopt certain behaviours that foster trusting and effective teams. These behaviours need to be incorporated as intentional habits in our role as a leader. "I bring you the gift of these four words: I believe in you." - Blaise Pascal, French Physicist and Mathematician First and foremost, we need to trust our team. If we don't trust our team, they will not trust us as the leader. Earning trust is like earning respect, neither can be forced upon people. How are we demonstrating trust in our staff on a regular basis? Leading by example is another important facet to building and maintaining trust. Our role as a trusted leader is seen when we act with consistency, treat every team member fairly (no favourites) and keep gossip out of our conversations. When we talk and show frustration with one team member with one or more other team members either in private or in a meeting, we are undermining the team's trust. Effective leaders need to set and follow a rule of not discussing one team member with another behind his/her back. How do we ensure we are intentionally maintaining trust?

"Leaders also establish trust by giving credit where credit is due. They never score off their own people by stealing an idea and claiming it as their own." - Jack Welch, former Chairman and CEO of General Electric Acknowledging and crediting people for their contributions enhances trust. Genuinely showing each team player how valuable their input is, motivates them to continue putting forth their best efforts. We must all stop and put the success of the team before our own. How do we acknowledge and give credit to our team members? Listening is a crucial skill for leaders and their teams. If we, as leaders, simply stay quiet and truly listen after consistently asking questions, we will be surprised by what we can learn. How do we ensure we are really seeking to understand? Great teams are built upon trust. What are we doing to foster trust? 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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From Needles to Medals Brittany’s tragic death while waiting for her transplant. By Jerre Paquette If you ever wondered at all whether it’s worth your while to What mediated the guilt and grief for her and Dan was the live life to the fullest of your possibilities and in the healthiest pair’s awareness that they had given their daughter all the love ways possible, read on. they had, without reservation. Kim O’Reilly and her husband Dan are the new owners and Kim said “We had the opportunity to be with her when she operators of Blind Bay Mall’s popular Shuswap Fitness. That ‘left her body’, which experience I am most grateful for…. It may not, at first consideration, draw our attention to the O’Reil- feels good to remind myself of all the good things she brought to lys, until you understand that Kim suffered since she was only my life, and how thankful I am that she was in it.” five years old, with debilitating Type 1 Diabetes, facing her with But the difficult times were not over for the family. Kim’s a lifetime of debilitation and medicinal needles. It was so debili- pancreas was failing her, and she needed another transplant. Her tating, in fact, that she almost failed grade 4 if it were not for her fortune turned for her at this point, however. On August 13th of determination to simply keep going—she actually finished grade 2008, she received a healthy, insulin-producing pancreas from an 4 while in the hospital. anonymous donor. For the first time And then came her teen years when she since she was 5, Kim was free of had to apply all her youthful resolutions to Type1 Diabetes because of her son and overcoming what seemed like endless coma stranger. petitiveness, bullying, and disappointDoctors had all along told her that ments. Somehow, she was determined to the quality of her life would be up to stay as fit as her diabetic body would perher, but she wasn’t sure what to do mit and as involved with others as she with that advice. She acquired a percould. All that would prove to be the least sonal trainer to provide her with supof her problems. port to move on and exceed what she In 1986, life seemed to take a turn for had already accomplished. the better—she married Dan O’Reilly, a That support and her inherent and friend for some time and to this day her developed resolve to live fully resulted closest companion. They have two sons, Kim won Gold for Canada in her age group in the in her decision to set new fitness goals Canadian Transplant Games. Brandon and Quinton. for herself and take charge of her new Pictured L to R: Kim and Dan had another child, too, future of possibilities. Brandon (son), Kim and Dan (husband). their daughter Brittany. Brittany is no She had never lost sight of the fact that longer with us. at one of the most difficult phases in her life, junior high school, For some time, Brittany was in dire need of a liver transplant. she had won a provincial sports competition medal, Type1 DiabeThe long period of dialysis and waiting for a donor was daunting tes notwithstanding. She decided that it would be a “great chalfor everyone, of course. The worst of possibilities unfolded for lenge” to see how she could do competing in the Canadian Transthe whole family—Brittany passed away on the very day in 1990 plant Games. when a liver was made available to her. She won gold for Canada in her age group. Donor transplants would prove to be a theme in Kim’s life. Today, Kim, Dan, and Brandon live among us in the South Kim’s kidneys were not in good shape and a few years after Brit- Shuswap. Kim and Dan are the new owners of Shuswap Fitness; tany’s passing, she was placed on dialysis. Her 18 year-old son Brandon is a well-known local plumber, and Quinton is doing Brandon, well aware of his sister’s early plight, without hesitation well in Edmonton. They remain a strong family and have already offered his mother one of his kidneys. The family accepted his of- become supportive members of our community. fer, and the transplant proved very successful. Congratulations to Kim O’Reilly on the August 10 anniverNevertheless, Kim still had Type 1 Diabetes. As well, she was sary of her having successfully shifted, (her words), from needles suffering from PTSD and the pain of survivor’s guilt because of to medals. • Tree Removal • Extra Tree Service • Danger Tree Assessment • Clean Up & Chipping • Pruning & Hedging • Contract & Utility Line Tree Service

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Grassroots Groceries and Artisan Artistry By Barbra Fairclough Have you been to a farm and craft market lately? A search on the BC Association of Farmers Markets website shows there are 27 markets in the Thompson Okanagan region and two of which are in the South Shuswap. The Blind Bay Market and the Sorrento Village Market are great places to meet new people and chat with neighbours. Social networking face to face. Meet the many artisans or talk with producers and learn about the fresh seasonal bounty as displays change with the season. At these markets local artisans and farmers bring you the best of the Shuswap. You can see first hand why shopping at the market supports sustainable agriculture. Grassroots groceries taste great and support local families too. Sorrento Village Farmers Market (Winner- Small Market Award 2014) The Sorrento Market is the place to

be on a Saturday morning. Fresh local Organic produce, fine baked goods, eggs, cut flowers, preserves. Shuswap artisans sell their wares and local musicians entertain. It is fun to stroll among outdoor stalls of fresh produce and local crafts and tap your feet to the music. The farmer’s market makes shopping a pleasure. The Sorrento Market is a community gathering place. “Come for the freshness; stay for the fun.” Take the time to visit the new Hospitality Tent, with information about local events, fund-raisers, non-profit groups and places to visit. Enjoy a pancake breakfast at the market on Aug 11 & Sept 15 (8am to 11am). The Market sets up at the Sorrento Shopper Plaza on Saturdays from 8am till noon, until Thanksgiving. For more information contact (250) 515-1265 or email Blind Bay Market The market is Blind Bay's source for local organic produce, free range eggs,

bedding plants, flowers, home baked goodies, crafts, pet treats, gifts and fun! Conveniently located at the Balmoral Chevron Station on the TCH. Parking is available, and the market is open Thursday mornings from 10am to 2pm until Labour Day. Your well behaved dog on a leash is welcome too. Follow on Facebook for market news, featured vendors and contests. Vendors can contact Deb Gibson (250) 804-9441 or email Neighbouring Area Markets listed on • Scotch Creek Farm and Craft Market • Celista Hall Farm and Craft Market • Chase Farmers Market • Salmon Arm All Organic Farmers Market • Salmon Arm Community Market • Shuswap Farm and Craft Market




Margot Hewitt, Dr. Melany Dyer Endowment Fund Giving Back to the Shuswap By Paula Shields Born out of love for the Shuswap, a desire to protect the natural environment, an appreciation for Arts & Culture, and concern for animal welfare, the Margot Hewitt, Dr. Melany Dyer Endowment Fund gives back to the community, home to the late Margot Hewitt and Dr. Melany Dyer since 1988. Inspired by the generosity of other community members whose funds support causes that are important to Dr. Dyer, she decided to donate to multiple funds in memory of Margot. The funds receiving donations play an important role in our community, and the fund holders are long time residents/organizations in the Shuswap whose contributions are instrumental in improving life in the Shuswap. Dr Dyer topped up the Funds listed below by donating securities/stocks/shares. Clara Anderson Endowment Fund Income earned on the Fund will be disbursed annually, to provide financial assistance to a person or persons of any age who demonstrates musical ability and a financial need. This financial assis-

tance can be applied to lessons, the purchase of instruments or to any other means by which the ability of the recipient or recipients can be enhanced. Enid Finn Memorial Fund Income from the Fund will be disbursed annually, at the discretion of the directors of the Foundation, to award one or more grants to non-profit charitable organizations in the Shuswap to support the arts, with preference given to musical performance. Fred and Alice Duck Endowment Fund Income will be distributed at the discretion of the directors of the Foundation, to award one or Enid Finn taught piano more grants to qualified charitable organizations and vocal music privately operating in the Shuswap area. for many years in various Margot Hewitt, Dr. Melany Dyer Endowstudios and at homes in ment Fund to support charitable endeavors that the Monte Lake area and celebrate and/or enhance the natural environthe Adams Lake mill site. In her 70s Enid was ment, cultural heritage, and the arts in the Shusordained as an Anglican wap and to support projects to promote the wellpriest and served in being of animals. Sorrento, Celista, Chase Maureen Brass Memorial Fund To award and Eagle Bay. one or more grants to qualified charitable organizations operating in the Sorrento and/or South Shuswap areas. Molly Bell Endowment To award one or more grants to qualified charitable organizations operating in the Shuswap. Arts Council South Shuswap Fund Funds will be disbursed annually to the Arts Council to be used in support of its operations or capital requirements. Shuswap Community Foundation offers many options for you to create your legacy and give back to the Shuswap providing support for generations to come. A donation of shares or equity mutual fund shares is one of (Continued on page 33)

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the most efficient way to give charitably. Let’s say you purchased common shares in ABC Company for a cost of $1,000. If the current market value of those shares has increased to $5,000, you would have a capital gain of $4,000. If you sell those shares and donate the cash proceeds, you’ll owe tax on the capital gain. So, you set aside the taxes due from the proceeds, leaving you with less than the full cash value to donate, and a tax receipt

which reflects the smaller donation. However, when you donate the shares directly, you owe no capital gains tax and you’re able to donate the full value. So, the Foundation gets a larger donation and you get a tax receipt which reflects your larger contribution. A donation to Shuswap Community Foundation ensures that your donation will always be reinvested in the Shuswap. Give us a call or drop in for a visit; we would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Delphyne is Launched!

By Susan Eisenberger AS a follow-up to previous articles about the restoration of a 6-16 dragon boat in Blind Bay, the GT dragon Boat Society officially launched the latest addition to their fleet on Wednesday, July 18th. Many thanks to all those who worked endless hours to get the boat ready to go into the water and a big thanks to Sunnybrae Bible Camp, for thinking of us when they wanted to find a new home for the boat!






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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 Tsútswecw Provincial Park (Roderick Haig-Brown) in Lee Creek. The Adams River is calling our Salmon home. So, the Sockeye, Chinook, Coho Salmon will begin the ar-

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This is a unionized full-time regular position and this posting is in accordance the Collective Agreement covering Service Area 13. Qualified applicants are invited to submit applications, in writing, containing a full description of their skills, abilities, and experience, via email, fax or mail to: Kent Porter Operations Manager JPW Road & Bridge Inc. Box 750, Armstrong, B.C.,V0E 1B0 Email : or Fax #: 250-546-3791

duous journey upstream to return to their birth place, then spawn and die; and begin the Life Cycle of the Salmon once again, just as for the past millennia. Communities prepare to celebrate this natural phenomenon, planning parades, community feasts, ceremonial activities and events. The Wild Salmon Caravan local planning team, invites you to join in creating salmon related crafts at the open workshop table during the Tuesday Music on the Lake concerts in Chase. Kids are welcome, build a salmon banner or poster or sockeye hat, or salmon bracelet or necklace; you decide. Come join in the fun or join The Adams River Salmon Society Wednesday WalkAbouts in the Tsútswecw Provincial Park (Roderick Haig-Brown) at 11 AM or at 1 PM. Salute to the Sockeye planning continues to progress. Arrangements are being made to hold the Park Renaming Ceremony and Festival Opening Ceremony on September 30th. Contractors to help run the Salute are being coordinated. Watch for additional contractor proposal requests that will be coming up for Authors, Traffic Control, and Site Maintenance. An Artisan Contractor has been hired to coordinate the sale of local artisan products at the Salute. She can be reached at If you are interested in volunteering during the Salute please reach out to A Volunteer form can be obtained on the website. Come on in to the Interpretive Cabin. We are open from 10 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday and 10 am to 3 pm Saturdays and Sundays for the summer months. The life cycle of the Sockeye is well documented on the walls, information is also available on video screens and the children will be further engaged with nature based games on touch sensitive screens. (Continued on page 35)



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Sign our visitor book and join guests from Italy, France, Germany, the USA and many of the Canadian provinces who have already signed on this season. We have a fine selection of gifts and souvenirs in stock and on order to remember your visit by. "UNINTERRUPTED" will be returning to the Adams this fall. The documentary film by Nettie Wild of Canada Wild Productions, features Adams River sockeye salmon interwoven with the voices and sounds from the Shuswap. Much of the footage was captured during the 2014 dominant Adams River salmon run and will be screened in a special one-time showing at the Shuswap Salmon Symposium, September 30-October 1, 2018. "UNINTERRUPTED would not have been made without the support of the Little Shuswap Indian Band on whose land we filmed a great deal of our production, and the continued advice and boots-on-the-ground expertise from The Adams River Salmon Society," says Nettie Wild, documentary filmmaker and director. "During the

four years of filming, myself and my crew learned a lot about this magnificent river, its fish and its people." UNINTERRUPTED premiered in 2017 on the Cambie Street bridge in Vancouver, playing five nights a week, for three months and to over 30,000 people. "During our last month of screenings we were acutely aware of the migration of salmon swimming in our waters, heading up the Fraser in their last push to return home to spawn in the Adams River. This story of migration unites us all. I look forward to sharing UNINTERRUPTED’s story and learning more," says Wild of her upcoming participation in the Shuswap Salmon Symposium. For information or to register for the Shuswap Salmon Symposium, go to Enter the Youth for Salmon contest to win prizes, more information at Website info: (Volunteer & Membership forms on website) Facebook Page info: Adams River Salmon Society.

Pink Piston Paddlers Press Release The Pink Piston Paddlers have just returned from attending the International Breast Cancer Participatory Dragon Boat Festival in Florence Italy. 22 Breast Cancer Survivor paddlers and 15 supporters from Shuswap, Prince George, Campbell River and Vernon joined to paddle together in this amazing event. It is the largest female athletic event in the world. This is the first time this paddling event was held in Europe. 120 teams from 18 countries with 4,000 participants converged at the Cascine Park (formed in 1700’s) in Florence. Teams came from Brazil, Denmark, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, Sweden, UK, US, Argentina, and Canada. Canada has hosted it twice (the inaugural in Vancouver, 2005, and

in Peterborough, 2010). The Pink Piston Paddlers attended the Festival in 2007 in Coloundra, Australia. Val Bradley, from Sorrento, as the oldest paddler from Canada, received the honour being the flag bearer for Canada for the closing ceremony. After the festival, 6 of the team were able to paddle the canals of Venice with the Pink Lioness team. This was one of the highlights of the trip. Their amazing club house is in a 700 year old salt warehouse. Thank you Deanne from Vernon for arranging this for us. Supporters and breast cancer survivors are welcome to contact Betty if they would like to join 250-804-4204


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Stefan Schielke I receive a lot of questions about adding and removing shortcuts: on the desktop; on the taskbar; in the start menu and in a browser. As usual, Microsoft and web browsers have multiple ways to do these functions. Desktop shortcuts: 1.Click on the Windows Button (bottom left on the task bar); find the application; left-click, hold and drag to your desktop; release your mouse button. 2.Right click on an empty spot on your desktop; toggle to “New”; then “Shortcut”; Click “Browse”, find the application path and click the OK button; click “Next”; name it and click “Finish”. 3.To create a desktop shortcut that will open a specific website; copy the website url (example; follow the steps from step 2, but instead of clicking browse, paste (or type) the url into the location; click next; name it and click “Finish” To remove: 1.Left-click the icon once; drag it to the Recycle Bin or click the Delete key on your keyboard. 2.Right-click the icon and click “Delete”. Once you have organized your desktop, right-click an empty space and click “Refresh”. This will retain your current layout and keep things in place.

Taskbar shortcuts: 1.When you have an application open, right-click the icon in the taskbar and click “Pin to taskbar”. 2.Click the windows button; right-click the application; left-click “More”; click “Pin to taskbar”. To remove: Right-click and select “Unpin from taskbar” Start menu shortcuts: These are the tile icons that appear to the right of your applications when you click the Window button. Click on the Windows Button; right-click the application; left-click “Pin to start” To remove: Right-click the tile icon and select “Unpin from Start” Browser shortcuts: Different browsers have different methods for adding shortcuts. I’ll focus on Chrome and Firefox here as these are the two most commonly used. 1.Navigate to the website; click the star to the right of the url; specify where to save it in your favourites. 2.To the left of the url there is either a green lock, circle with an exclamation mark, or both; left-click, drag and drop on your bookmark toolbar. To remove: Right-click the shortcut and click “Delete” If you have any questions or need help with your computer, contact us on Facebook or Twitter, by email or phone.




Salmon Arm will Host a Large Dance Convention Next Year Submitted by Brian Elmer inviting dancers from across Canada and reaching internationBe prepared in July of next year for people on the streets ally to the U.S. and abroad. in towns throughout the Shuswap to look a little different. Dancer and entertainer pre-registrations are already underThey’ll probably be clad in dancewear at the time of a big way and hotel properties are finding that pre-registrants are dance convention in Salmon Arm. scooping up the blocked rooms. The dancers are also explorAn estimated 500 to 1,000 dancers will converge on the ing RV sites. city’s Shaw Centre complex for Festival 2019, July 11 to 13. The three days of dancing promise to greatly boost the arPre and post events will expand those ea’s economy as the dancers endates to July 10 to 14, also utilizing gage the region relative to accomthe Shaw Centre. modation, dining, shopping, serJust for fun and learning, the event vices and area attractions. will feature modern square dancing, The Festival is now extending an round dancing (choreographed ballinvitation to the regional business room) and clog dancing. Additional community to be a partner or dance forms such as contra and line sponsor and perhaps contribute to dancing may be added. the big silent auction to take place It’s also planned to operate a sepaduring the event. Also, volunteers rate dance hall—probably the adjafrom the community are being Extending a welcome to Salmon Arm for Festival cent curling rink—where the general 2019 sought to assist. in July next year are co-chairpersons (left) Jean public can come try most of the dance Wood of Salmon Arm and Bill Morey of Penticton. There will be an indoor exhibitors’ styles seen at the Festival. The three day dance convention will feature square, area operating throughout, preround, clog, contra and line dancing at the Shaw Wood floors will be laid over hard senting an opportunity to sell Centre complex seen in the background. surfaces for the dancers’ comfort and goods and services to the particiPhoto credit: Brian Elmer smooth movement. pants. Booth applications are now The Festival is a biennial convention that moves around welcomed. the province, sponsored by the non-profit B.C. Square & Festival 2019 has a growing web page located at BCFestiRound Dance Federation. It was last in Salmon Arm in 1999 In Salmon Arm, Festival co-chair Jean Wood and the closest location since was Vernon in 2009. Surrey pre- can be contacted at: 250-833-9227. Also, a toll-free INsented last year’s Festival in 2017. FOLINE is operational to field inquiries at: 1-800-335-9433. The sizeable undertaking is being hosted by two non-profit E-mail can be directed to: organizations: the Thompson-Shuswap Square & Round Dance Association and the Okanagan Square & Round Dance Association. It’s supported by volunteers from Kamloops to Salmon Arm and south as far as Okanagan Falls. Organizers identify that this will be the largest of Festivals in recent years,







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ROOTSandBLUES Festival in Salmon Arm Media Release Many of the performers coming to the ROOTSandBLUES Festival August 16 – 19 are enjoying a summer filled with highlights. Here are a few updates regarding some of the gifted artists coming our way. One of the more prestigious internet gigs in the world of roots music is the NPR showcase, known as the Tiny Desk Concert Series. While a terrific forum for emerging artists of considerable talent, acts like John Prine, Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Dave Matthews, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Dan Auerbach have also dropped by the minimalist performance space over the last few months. ROOTSandBLUES patrons can get a sneak peak at Rev. Sekou , who delivered what show hosts called "one of the most rousing Tiny Desks we've ever had." We guarantee you'll love what you hear. Sekou and his troupe will be playing a number of shows and workshops during ROOTSandBLUES and he’ll kick off main stage on Sunday night. The Family Stone delivered another stellar performance at the Wild Mountain Music Festival in Hinton Alberta last month. "The Family Stone might be as good an act as we've ever had at Wild Mountain,” gushed the talent buyer. Along with their Saturday night main stage show, The Family Stone should put a jolt into the Classic R&B and Soul set Saturday afternoon with

The Boom Booms, Colleen Brown, Dave Babcock, and Rev. Sekou. A number of acts playing ROOTSandBLUES 2018 have recently released new albums and on the country side of things, Pharis and Jason Romero and Jimmie Dale Gilmore are receiving rave reviews from sources that are considered to be authorities on roots music. The Romero's Sweet Old Religion is an 8 star out of 10 set according to, while Kim Ruehl of was just as complimentary in her lengthy appraisal of the disc. Calling the Romero's collaboration " fuel led by an intangible magic", Ruehl closes out her piece by suggesting she just wants to tell her audience basically to put the disc on and leave it on. Gilmore, who is coming to ROOTSandBLUES with his Austin pal Bill Kirchen, has a few projects on the go. The one that is glowing in the dark is his studio collaboration with Dave Alvin "Downey To Lubbock ". The title references the California and Texas towns where each man got his start, Gilmore's being Lubbock. Rolling Stone, American Songwriter magazine and Pop Matters all give the disc "a thumbs up". There is still time to get ROOTSandBLUES tickets before Gate prices go into effect on August 11. For complete information on Salmon Arm ROOTSandBLUES, see or call 250-833-4096.




Sorrento Lions Club By Judi Kembel June 30th was spent getting our equipment and tents set up for the big Canada Day Celebrations on July 1st. Our famous pancake breakfast which included pancakes, sausages, coffee and juice was served from 8:00 am to 11:00 am and the River of Life Church took over our BBQ’s to serve lunch. Our annual beer garden ran from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm and despite the inclement weather, was very successful. July 2nd was spent dismantling the tents and returning our equipment back to the Sorrento Memorial Hall. On July 14th, we served approximately 130 of our famous pancake breakfasts which included sausages, pancakes and juice at the Sorrento Farmers’ Market from 8:00 am to 11:00 am. On the same day, several of our members attended a celebration of life for club life member Vic Kerr who passed away in January 2018. We are proud to announce the 2018 Bursary recipients who, upon written confirmation of admission to the institute/college/ university of their choice, will receive a cheque for $2,000.00 to assist them with their post-secondary education. They are Jaelynn Spencer, Landen Latosky, Elske Larson and Jaden Turner. Upcoming dates to remember: th • Aug 11 - Pancake Breakfast at the Sorrento Farmers’ Market from 8:00 am to 11:00 am th • Sept 15 - Pancake Breakfast at the Sorrento Farmers’ Market from 8:00 am to 11:00 am th • Sept 6 - 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, 1150 Passchendaele Road, Sorrento at 6:45 pm or contact the Sorrento Lions club secretary Trudy Grigg at our email address: We would love to hear from you! Check out our website at

By Louise Barber Congratulations to our winner Susan Kerr who has correctly identified the ‘time traveller’ photo in the July Scoop.

7th annual Sorrento Regatta held on Dominion Day July 1st, 1930 YES! The photo was the Annual July 1st Regatta, held in Sorrento. These Regattas were very popular throughout the 1920s, 30s, 40s. People came from all over the North and South Shuswap and from

as far away as Kamloops and Kelowna to enter various contests. There were many boating events, rowing and canoeing, swimming and diving competitions. There were even running races for children and refreshments of pop and ice cream. A popular event was the log rolling competition on a greasy pole. The winner received the coveted prize of a succulent ham! At the end of a busy day a dance was held and everyone could relax and enjoy a summer social evening at the lake. Put on your best ‘history thinking caps’ for this month’s photo. This month the winning book prize will be contributed by the South Shuswap Historical Society.

Can you identify this man and what important role he had in the early days of the South Shuswap?

Send your guesses by e-mail to or call/text 250-463-2611 by Friday August 31 for your chance to win a history book. Winner will be announced in next month’s Scoop





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Episode 27 - The Visit By Una St. Clair The news broke over my head like a sloppy cracked egg. It jarred me into the realization that I had to get into action without delay. My friend, Emily, whom I had known for 35 years. was coming to visit the next day, and this was the first time we had met since I left the lower mainland four years prior. My farm had to look like a show piece, or I would never live it down! I mentally ran through all the chores that must be done before Emily arrived. The lawn needed to be mowed, the horse pen cleaned out, the chicken coop moved, the fence repaired, tools lying around everywhere must be stored, the pumpkins planted, and surely a flower basket hanging from the old shed wouldn’t go amiss. I was in a flurry of action, driven by an inner urgency to impress my friend. I was cursing at the sheep eating my flowers in the front yard when a shiny black convertible pulled into our dusty driveway. I was keenly aware that my old clothes were dirty with holes in the wrong places, my nails filthy, my hair squished down into a formless blob by an old cap, and I smelled absolutely horrible. I tried a brilliant smile to distract my visitor. “Helloooo!” I shouted. A vision of white brilliance slid elegantly from the vehicle. Perfectly manicured mauve toenails encased in sparkly sandals deposited themselves onto my dusty, poop covered driveway, followed by a lithe body in blindingly clean white shorts and matching lace top. “I made it here!” Emily exclaimed, and threw her arms around me in a hug. I couldn’t help but notice the fluttering of her amazing long white fingernails, brilliant gold and diamond rings on beautifully clean fingers, and perfect blond hair that smelled really marvelous. She stood back, holding me at arms’ length. “Wow, you really look like a farmer!” she exclaimed with some concern. I was thankful she didn’t add, “And you smell like one too!” As I had just been on my way to the barnyard, Emily tripped daintily along beside me in her sparkly sandals trying to keep up with my big hiking boots. First on my list was treating a couple of sick sheep. As I wrestled them singlehandedly into submission, and gave each of them a shot, Emily watched with some amazement. I was getting dirtier and smellier by the moment, but a new sense of calm was descending upon me as I realized how comfortable I felt just being myself with no need to impress. Next on the list was milking Miss Milly, but the cows were off in the distance. Carefully avoiding the cow patties, Emily followed me into the field, quickly dashing to safety as the stampeding herd swept towards us. I calmly manoeuvred the cows into the holding pen, and put Miss Milly into the milking stall. Emily’s eyes grew wider as she watched me milk the warm white liquid frothing into the steel bucket. It’s true that Emily really tried, but there was something about my farmer’s hands which her beautifully manicured hands couldn’t quite duplicate. (Continued on page 41)



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As we sat down for a delicious homemade dinner, I realized that everything on the table was from the farm. For the first time in my life, I felt totally grounded and I noted a complete absence of the desire to impress. It’s quite a remarkable thing to say, but the last four years of farming in the Shuswap has made me into a whole

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spots to take a group of 37 Jeeps, Toyotas and By Jason Lutterman other off-road vehicles into the mountain. camp beThere is no denying it as you thumb fore headMost of the vehicles taking part are your way through this month’s edition of ing back for the BBQ lunch. The trucks Jeeps that have removed their tops in the Scoop, the articles, pictures and stoout front do not look like the shined-up honour of the brave women battling ries bring a sense of community. That Shuswap vibe that keeps visitors coming breast cancer. We make a convoy through rigs we saw this morning. Mud covered Valleyview to the trailhead, the dry sum- jeeps, inside and out, line the lot while back and locals from ever wanting to mer really shows as dust billows off our smiling drivers share laughs and look leave. over some minor repairs that a few of the We have taken full advantage of liv- tires and we give each other some extra more adventurous have caused theming in an area that offers so many oppor- distance on the forest service road. A selves. A band plays in the tunities to give back to our background as we eat and wait community and one of the for the auction results. I manmost fun events around is age to out bid some of the comthe Take Your Top Off for petition for a few more pieces Tatas event, hosted by Rivof equipment and of course ershore Chrysler. stickers, every off-road enthusiWe were invited to volast will agree we have the best unteer at the off-road charity stickers. event that raises awareness By 4pm we have had a great and funds for the Royal Inday and raised some money for land Hospital Breast Health a wonderful local cause. The Clinic. Our role was to help funds raised go directly to the guide the technical trail ride. Royal Inland Hospital. I would The event started with a like to thank Wes Kibble, the pancake breakfast surroundPresident of the Thompson ed by 50 plus off-road vehiOkanagan Region of The BC cles. From almost stock to Four Wheel Drive Assoc for inheavily modified trail rigs fill the parking lot as people Shuswap Overland Adventures was invited to help guide the technical trail viting us, Rivershore Chrysler ride during a fundraiser for the Royal Inland Hospital Breast Health Clinic. for hosting the event, The Barnand dogs enjoy their breakhartvale Community Assoc and all those quick stop is made to air down tires and fast and check out each other’s setups. take photos, some vehicles shuffle around who donated and took part in the event. It There is trail gear, equipment and gifts is the 6th year of the event, the 1st year to let friends cruise the trail together. everywhere inside, all part of the silent auction that takes place during the event Quickly we’re back into the dust, rig after supporting the Breast Health Clinic and rig makes its way through mud holes and the event has raised well over $20,000 to help raise funds for the hospital. 10 am comes quickly and we huddle rocks finding our way to Scuitto Lake, a and all it took was a little bit of commutogether for a drivers’ meeting, then split quiet lake nestled between Monte Creek nity. For more info or trail ideas, visit us at into two groups. The Sunday drive group and highway 5A just outside the Roche Shuswap Overland Adventures on FaceLake Provincial Park. is going to head out for a casual cruise book or Instagram. We spend hours touring the backthrough Barnhartvale, the mayor of Kamcountry finding little lakes and great loops joining in, while we are going to




An Open Letter to CSRD Directors*

Re: Bylaw 900-23 @ 709 Swanbeach Road, Swansea Point

I object to the proposed new dock at the above address which, even after negotiations with the owner, is still twice the surface area permitted under Docks Bylaw 900. Contrary to regulations, this dock is also to be permanently fixed to the land with new pilings rather than a roll-up dock which would follow water levels up and down the beach, by definition guaranteeing pedestrians unobstructed access most of the year. If sharing of the public foreshore through unobstructed lateral access is not of foremost consideration in this and future applications of Bylaw 900 and its various amendments, all other insults to the foreshore and to the respective rights of the fisheries, other neighbours, and the public pale in comparison. 'Stairs and ramps' as alternatives to boots-on-the-sand foreshore access are archaic regulatory relics in Lands Branch legislation, which in the modern age of universal accessibility do not belong in any discussion regarding public access. Since the summer of 2016 I have been involved with the Shuswap Beachwalkers in raising awareness of the historical disregard for the impracticality of simply walking along the foreshore due to private obstructions—docks and elevated walkways--which have been allowed to litter the foreshore without consequence for decades. In my professional life I have encountered no other such widespread contravention of property rights like that illustrated along the Shuswap foreshore. Here, the rights of potential walkers of this shared public space are completely overwhelmed by the felt-entitlement of those few waterfront owners whose docks prevent one from freely transiting this public land. It defies credulity, especially when one realizes this situation has been allowed to persist for 60 or 70 years. Having said that, after two years and hundreds of emails, many site tours in the company of local and regional politicians and FLNR management, multiple radio and newspaper interviews, a dozen articles written by myself for the local newspapers, monthly posters and public beachwalks, and our recent Earth Day beachwalk, nothing much has changed.

I am beginning to understand why. The most disappointing reason is the CSRD itself. Your after-the-fact legalization of the illegal and obstructive Layden dock at Swansea Point last year (900-19) has set the stage for this current application (900-23), and no doubt for a host of future illegal dock work at Swansea and all over the Shuswap for years to come. Each such approval dooms generations of foreshore walkers, snowshoers, skiers and those with challenged mobility to find their way around and over such docks each and every day, summer and winter, while the owners of such obstructive docks—most of them summer residents--have sand-free shoes for their dozen or two trips between bed and boat each year. The Shuswap is one interconnected waterway with one continuous shore line and one law applicable to all. We in Sorrento have a legitimate opinion bearing on an illegal dock in Swansea which sets a lake-wide precedent unfriendly to the rest of the public. Bylaws 900-19 and 900-23increase the flexibility and rights of waterfront owners wishing to install illegal new docks. I am concerned they are voted on by Directors who themselves may own waterfront property and docks, and who therefore may eventually benefit from their own permissive voting strategies. This is not an insignificant conflict of interest. The CSRD must not bend its long-term planning goals and laws for each waterfront owner wishing to have an elevated aluminum walkway from bed to boat to the exclusion of the public's ability to freely share and experience that same foreshore area in ambling from road access to road access. The public trust you hold in your planning hands for all of us—waterfront owners and everyone else—suggest that before you vote, each director walk the obstructed Swansea and Sorrento beaches to truly understand what you are being asked to consider here.

Dan McKerracher, P. Eng. (a waterfront owner) Sorrento

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Sunnybrae Seniors Hall. 8-11am Fresh Cooked. Delicious! Radical Improv Returns - performing at another Improv & Pub Night at Sunnybrae Hall! Sat. Sept. 15. Doors open at 6:30pm. Show starts at 7:30pm. For more information go to Sunnybrae Coffee House features: Sat. Sept 22, A Million Dollars in Pennies” and “Sons of Bitumen” will be playing live, at the Sunnybrae Community Hall! 7pm WHITE LAKE Nutrition for Seniors series #3 - Wed. Sept. 5, 14pm at White Lake Community Hall. FREE seminar offered by the SSHSS. How to use food to control & prevent diseases. Reserve your seat or 250-675-3661 White Lake Residents BBQ & Fun Day - Sat. Sept. 15, 5pm to 9pm at White Lake Community Hall. 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 250-955-2374 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 cook-off challenge . NORTH SHUSWAP Funny Farm Petting Zoo – Pet & feed friendly farm animals in a family guided, private tour at Celista. Home to rescued and re-homed goats, cows, horses, lamas, pigs and more. To book call 250-955-2415. Friday Nights Live – Fridays at The Hub across from Provincial Campground in Scotch Creek. 6:30pm. Feature bands: Aug 10 - Jon & Suzie, Aug 17 - Perry Tucker band, Aug. 24 - Ruby Bruce, Jeremy Kneeshaw, Aug 31 - Tia Speed, James and the North Shore. Beer gardens, food truck and Market Vendors. 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 250-463-1312. 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. Interpretive Tour WalkAbouts at Roderick Haig-

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Brown 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.) Salute to the Sockeye Festival at Tsútswecw (Roderick Haig-Brown) Provincial Park runs daily from September 28 – October 21, 8:00am – 4:00pm daily. Formal naming ceremony planned as part of the opening ceremonies on September 30 at 1:00 pm. For more events around the North Shuswap check go to SALMON ARM 19th Annual Classic Antique Car Show - Sun. Aug 19, 8:30am to 2pm at RJ Haney Heritage Village & Museum. The show is the largest in the Shuswap and features over a hundred classic and antique automobiles. 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 Salmon Arm Fair – Sept. 7-9, Salmon Arm Fair Grounds, Jam packed with home-grown fun, food and animal entertainment. Kenny Rogers tribute artist, thrilling rides, Shuswap Idol and Saturday morning parade. FMI /exhibit: Other Areas Second annual Kamloops Pride Parade and Festival Sunday, Aug. 26. at Riverside Park. The parade will go through the downtown area. FMI 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 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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Submitted by Debra McDonald Let’s make the Shuswap an all inclusive destination for adaptable activity. The Shuswap TrailRider Adaptive Adventure Society has two trailriders, a beach chair, a hand cycle, a cross-country sit ski and Adaptable Paddleboard. We can improve people’s quality of life by empowering them with inclusion in the Shuswap community. There is a possibility that you know somebody who might want to participate in a Sunday hike, a paddle board event, just go to the beach or go camping with the family. The Shuswap TrailRider Adaptive Adventure Society (STAAS) started its mission in 2012. Over the years we have added more

equipment for outdoor adventures. The important message today is to let people know that we have this equipment here in the Shuswap. We cannot run this program without the help of volunteers or family or friends. We do require a criminal check and the signing of a waiver. Everyone is invited to enjoy the beach with Jordan Kerton from Access Revolution (AR) adaptable paddleboard for the day on August 29th at Canoe Beach from 11am to 4pm. We will have the beach chair and a trail rider for people to try. Follow us on Facebook @ShuswapTrailRider. For more information you can email Debra at

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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





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 6:45pm 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, composing music) create outdoors in the forest, • Crafts Wed, 10-2 (Bring Lunch) 675-4282 more about the Lions to join us. We are always • Fitness Tues & Thur 9 to 10:20am 675-5098 somewhere near Sorrento-Blind Bay. Conlooking for new members. FMI Trudy Grigg, • Garden Club - 1st Thur.10am, 675-3884 tact: or visit http:// • Darts Fri. 7:15 pm. Alan: 675-5403 Sunnybrae Community Hall • TOPS Sorrento #4369 - Wed. from 8:15 to 10:00 • Coffee House 4th Sat of the Month 7:30pm 3595 Sunnybrae Canoe Point Rd. (except Dec & June -Aug) Performers always am at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. Hall Rentals - Vicki Green - 250- 835-2199, 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 8:30am, meeting starts 9am at Sorrento Place • Badminton Sun 2-4pm & Wed 9-11am Clubhouse on Buckley Rd. Jacquie Everett • Karate - Tues & Thurs 6pm • Writer’s Nook - 2nd & 4th Wed. 10am-12pm. 250-675-2574 • Coffee House - 2nd Sat - Oct to May New members welcome: Blind Bay Memorial Hall • General Meeting 4th Wed: 7:30pm • Fireside Knitters - 1st & 3rd Fri. 10am 2510 Blind Bay Rd. 250-675-3139 Sunnybrae Seniors Hall Facebook: Blind Bay noon. Come join by the fireplace. 3585 Sunnybrae Canoe Pt. Rd., • Page Turners book Club - 3rd Thurs, 10am Community Hall & Reedman Gallery. 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South Shuswap Scoop August 2018  

Free monthly community newsletter serving the South Shuswap and surrounding area.

South Shuswap Scoop August 2018  

Free monthly community newsletter serving the South Shuswap and surrounding area.