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Treat Street for a family Halloween Parents, Halloween is nearly upon us. want to do with Treat Street is to create a fun The thought of children roaming the streets and safe environment for residents to drop by getting candy from strangers can make some their local businesses between when school parents nervous. The North ends that day and before they go Shore Business Improvement out on their community trick or Treat Street is Association (NSBIA) has the treat.” a fun and safe perfect solution for you, Treat Bobbi Farrer at Psychocity Street! Tattoo and Apparel is excited environment for Treat Street is an event where residents to drop by to be a part of Treat Street. local North Shore businesses their local businesses. “I think it is good for the come together and offer their own North Shore, for — Steven Puhallo trick-orpeople to know NSBIA executive director treating. we are here. Steven Also that, L. Puhallo, even though we are a executive director tattoo shop, we are family of the NSBIA is orientated and have kids excited about of our own,” says Bobbi this event: about her Tranquille Road “ W h a t shop. “We will be handing out w e candy and temporary tattoos for the kids.” How do you know which businesses are partaking? They will have a Treat Street poster on their front entrance and they will have joined in the festive decorations. An added bonus of trick-or-treating at local business is that they will also be handing out coupons. So, not only do the ghouls and princesses get something sweet, parents will get sweet deals. “Come out and have some fun. We have about ten businesses along the Tranquille corridor and also some in the Brock Centre. There will be dressed up people and businesses, also it will still be light out for the little ones,” adds

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Kamloops Immigrant Services has teamed up with the Thompson Rivers University: Enactus Club, to offer workshops based on employment. If you are looking for employment or currently have a job, but would like focus on career development, this is for you! Sit in on presentations from community professionals and learn tips and tricks for your resume and interviews. Gain a better understanding of how employment ‘works’ in Canada!

Be Visible: Get Your Glow On! The City of Kamloops; in partnership with the RCMP, ICBC and Kamloops This Week, are continuing to build on the success of the Get Your Glow On! road safety campaign that launched earlier this spring. Get Your Glow On! is aimed at educating and engaging all road users in their shared responsibility for road safety. In the spring, the program focused on the importance of getting all road users to increase awareness of their surroundings and eliminate distractions. Now, with the onset of darker days and a variety of weather conditions, the fall campaign is aimed at enhancing visibility. “This great initiative is imperative to bringing attention to pedestrian and road safety. The message Be Visible, comes just in time for Halloween and the shorter days of winter,” says Kamloops Mayor Peter Milobar. “It also provides the opportunity for us to partner with

our community stakeholders to present a strong, shared message.” “Since our days are wetter and darker at this time of year, it’s important for drivers and pedestrians to focus their full attention on the road and make eye contact with each other whenever possible,” says Ingrid Brakop, ICBC local road safety coordinator. “As a pedestrian, you should wear reflective clothing or use reflective gear so that drivers can see you in all weather conditions. Always cross at crosswalks – never mid-block – and be extra cautious at intersections where drivers turning may not be looking for or see pedestrians in the crosswalk.”  Sergeant Scott Wilson with the Kamloops RCMP reminds pedestrians, “Help us help you by increasing your visibility, making it easier for motorists to see you. Be responsible when using smart phones or music devices and ensure you are paying attention to your immediate surroundings at all times.”

“Light up your fall and Halloween outfits to avoid being lit up in the CT scanner on a Trauma stretcher. Remember, your road safety is in your own hands. Between the car and the pedestrian, the pedestrian never wins,” says Alan Vukusic, MD, Medical Trauma Director, Royal Inland Hospital. Watch for Community Safety volunteers who will be handing out tip cards and reflective items to reinforce the safety message.  The visibility message is primarily aimed at those not in vehicles; however motorists also share responsibility for safety on the road.  Kamloops citizens are actively encouraged to wear the gear, practice the tips and spread the word about the importance of being seen. Be prepared for the unexpected!  Come on Kamloops, Get Your Glow On! Be aware. Take care. Light up and be seen! For more information, visit getyourglowon.

Western Canada Theatre is proud to present some of the Kamloops’ most innovative and exciting theatre artists at our premiere High-Wire Festival. You think Halloween offers enough surprises at the end of October? Wait until you see what’s on offer at the Pavilion Theatre October 30 and November 1 and 2. In one evening, you will sample a smorgasbord of short shows playing all around the Pavilion building, upstairs and down. With six performances of 5 to 15 minutes long, you will explore stories that stretch the imagination. Then rotate and enjoy another. Or if you particularly liked one, watch it again. WCT Artistic Director Daryl Cloran describes the HighWire Festival as “a laboratory for theatre artists to come and create new work and push the boundaries of what is theatre. This year, we’re going to turn the Pavilion building into a playground for some of the best theatre artists from here in Kamloops.” Local companies as small as one person to as large as six have written, produced and will perform new works as varied in subject as they are in presentation. Come and discover how captivating and perception changing short pieces can be. When you leave the High-Wire Festival, you’ll be sure to say “Now this is theatre!”

Kamloops RCMP and United Way announce 3rd Jail and Bail event Officer in Charge of The Kamloops RCMP, Brad Mueller and Thompson Nicola Cariboo United Way Executive Director, Brenda Aynsley announced at a press conference that they will be hosting a third and final Kamloops Jail and Bail event on November 27 to raise money for the United Way Community Fund.

The 2011 and 2012 events combined raised over $130,000 and the RCMP and United Way set the goal for this year at $40,000. Community members can register to be arrested at  “United Way is very pleased to be partnering with the Kamloops RCMP for the third year

in a row on this event that is not only fun, but benefits the entire community,” says Brenda Aynsley, Executive Director at United Way. For more information contact: Amber Harding, Manager of Communications 
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For over 14 years The Center for Epilepsy has been dedicated to bringing education, awareness and support to communities throughout the province. A better understanding of epilepsy can help with seizure control and contribute to a healthier life. There are many questions asked by those directly affected by this condition, especially those who are newly diagnosed. Feelings of isolation, stigma and depression are all too common. The Center for Epilepsy is excited to announce that Kamloops now offers a place for those who feel the need to either share their experiences with epilepsy, listen to those who have faced similar situations, or learn from those who have gone before them. Sharing with others in a supportive setting can help lessen fears and strengthen confidence. The Kamloops Support Group will meet on the last Thursday of every month, except for October and December (meetings over the summer months, June and July, will be decided amongst your group). The meetings are located at the McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre, Room 216 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

Tranquille Tunnel Tours very popular Tranquille Farm Fresh announced their Tunnel Tours at Tranquille in late August. This has translated into 81 sold out Tunnel Tours from September 4 through October 27. Stepping back into the past and participating in stories re-enacted by actors plying their trade in the tunnels and underground village of Tranquille as well as touring the grounds of Tranquille by night is proving to be a “must see” event on people’s social calendar. Interest in the Tranquille Tunnel Tour experience has now spread outside of Kamloops and is attracting tunnel goers from Calgary, Revelstoke, Armstrong,

Kelowna, Vernon, Vancouver and Prince George. Difficulties in purchasing tickets to sold out Tranquille Tunnel Tour show is resulting in private tour bookings by groups of friends, families and corporate staff outings. In order to meet demand, Tranquille Farm Fresh management has decided to extend their tunnel tours to Halloween night and the weekend of November 1, 2 and 3 at 7, 8 and 9 pm each night. Tickets can be purchased through Kamloopslive. ca. For more information please call 250 434 9690, or visit

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MP says Canada Health Transfer funding to increase Dear Editor, There has been a great deal of misinformation circulating recently regarding the future of health care funding. It is time to set the record straight. Our Government respects the Canada Health Act and is committed to our publicly funded, universally accessible health care system. There will not be cuts to health care as there were under the Liberals in the 1990s. The Canada Health Transfer (CHT) has been set to increase by 6 per cent a year to support provincial healthcare budgets. In comparison, this year the BC healthcare budget will be increasing by 2.6 per cent. In 2006-07, when our Government first took office, the CHT was $20.1 billion dollars, it is now set to reach a record high of $30.3 billion in 201314 and in the future no province or territory will

receive less than its 201314 CHT cash allocation in future years. Under our Government the CHT is expected to reach at least $38 billion by 2019. This is in no way a funding cut. Starting in 2017-18, total CHT cash will grow in line with a threeyear moving average of nominal Gross Domestic Product, with funding guaranteed to increase

by at least 3 per cent per year- again, not a funding cut. We will continue to provide comparable treatment for all Canadians, regardless of where they live. The CHT will ensure funding remains predictable in the long-term, and supports the principles of the Canada Health Act which are: universality; comprehensiveness;

portability; accessibility; and, public administration. We are committed to helping Canadians stay healthy, making the health care system more accessible and effective and ensuring that all Canadians can access the care they need. Cathy McLeod, MP Kamloops-ThompsonCariboo

Kamloops Players gives thanks Home Depot generously donated goods to the value of $500 towards the cost of the set now under construction by Laurel Brewer a member of Kamloops Players at their Stagehouse location at 422 Tranquille Road. When stage manager Shannon Collum asked if they could give a discount to the local charity she was over the moon when Home Depot gave

them everything on her list - free! This is an enormous help to the Players as the cost of producing a play is very high. Thanks to their generosity, the fantastic period set is now under constructed by Laurel Brewer. It will home their fall production of An Inspector Calls, which will be opening on 15/16th, 22/23rd and 29/30th of November. The

celebrated play has been given tremendous accolades and winning awards around the world since it was written. It takes place in the UK in 1912 in a world of wealth and glamour that masks a hidden world of guilty secrets, lies and betrayals. The tickets are $16 and are available from Kamloopslive. ca, or 250-374 -5483 and also on the door. 

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right now we are developing some new features to enhance the new Saturday night experience,” says Bryce. “We’re always finding ways to add the ‘wow’.” So the next time your planning your weekend or date night, head to Chances Barside Lounge at 1250 Halston Avenue, where you will find a menu that people are raving about and guaranteed live entertainment every Friday and Saturday night. To take a peak at their menu or to see a complete schedule of live acts for weeks to come, visit Rebecca Stewart

Theatre for Living performance to address Ajax mine issue Theatre for Living, from Vancouver, will be coming to Kamloops November 22 and 23 for two interactive Forum Theatre community performances addressing the proposed Ajax mine issues and opinions. How do corporate, media, government and NGO information strategies affect our emotional lives and social relations? This theatre experience asks the question - how have these messages affected our individual and collec-

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A menu that has people talking and an entertainment schedule you can count on have helped Chances Barside Lounge build a solid crowd of regulars who keep coming back every week. The North Shore restaurant and bar has hosted live music acts every Friday night for over three years now and, following its success, has recently added Saturdays to their entertainment schedule. “We love to support local musicians and you can only fit so many in when you’ve only got so many Friday nights,” says Bryce Herman, director of marketing for Chances. “We started the Saturday shows in May and they are really starting to pick up now.” Focusing on promoting and developing local talent, Bryce has made a habit of getting out to see live performances in the community at every chance to scout acts for his line-up, and his criteria is simple: “I’m always looking for someone who engages with their audience, whether it’s telling the stories behind the songs or just casual conversation, so our guests don’t just sit there while somebody plucks and plays. It makes such a difference in creating an atmosphere that’s part of a full experience.” The genre of music covers a wide range of tastes and styles from R&B to country to classic rock, but while the entertainment has become a staple at Chances, the food remains central to the guest experience. “We’ve worked really hard at developing the food quality at Chances,” Bryce emphasizes. “We started by bringing in a food con-

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tive psyche and how have they also affected our social relationships within the workplace, family and the community at large in profound ways? The event will present an opportunity to analyze the messages and impacts of these messages and how they inform or misinform the choices we make as individuals. David Diamond was a founding member of Vancouver’s Theatre for Living, a merging of Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed and with a life-long interest in systems theory,

has directed over 500 communityspecific projects on issues such as racism, civic engagement, violence, addiction, street youth, intergenerational conflict and homelessness. The performances are free and schedule to being at 7:30 pm at the Kamloops Yacht Club. There will be a potluck option starting at 6:30 pm. For reservations or more information please contact: glennhike@ or call 250-879-0465. The Kamloops Yacht Club is located at 1140 River Street.

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The City of Kamloops world to Kamloops to showcase announced it will host the 2015 our great city.” Communities in Bloom (CIB) Kamloops competed against National Symposium and Awards. cities in South Korea, England While attending this year’s awards and Canada in the 2013 in Ottawa, Mayor Peter Milobar International Challenge large and members from the Kamloops population category. Kamloops Communities in Bloom Committee was named the International learned they were successful in Challenge (Large Category) wintheir bid to host the annual confer- ner! Special mention was given ence and prestigious awards cer- to the Kenna Cartwright Nature emony where Kamloops has often Park management. been recognized. As a long time In some respects, the recogniparticipant and winner of several tion is a prelude to the city hostCommunities in Bloom awards, ing the awards in two years’ time. Kamloops is seen As a persistent award as a leader in winner, Kamloops the program and has piqued the interdeemed an excelest of those curious lent choice by to see what makes it the CIB National so. “This is really just Association. a build-up to 2015,” “Hosting the Gay Pooler, President Communities in of the Kamloops Bloom annual Central Business Symposium and The City fleet now includes I m p r o v e m e n t Awards will be an several eco-friendly vehicles. Association says. honor. The City “The national wanted of Kamloops believes strongly us to host it. A lot of people want in this program, which has led to go and see Kamloops.” – courto major beautification projects tesy of Kamloops Daily News. throughout the community. The Communities in Bloom is a huge efforts of the Communities Canadian non-profit organization in Bloom Committee, residents, committed to fostering civic pride, sponsors and City staff have environmental responsibility and resulted in many national and beautification through community international awards,” states Peter involvement and the challenge of Milobar, Mayor of Kamloops. a national program, with focus on “We look forward to bringing city the enhancement of green spaces representatives from around the in communities.

Operation Red Nose celebrates 17 years of keeping Kamloops’ roads safer With the help of red-vested volunteers driving throughout Kamloops, Operation Red Nose, Provincial Sponsor ICBC and host PacificSport are ready to make roads safer this holiday

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RiverBend Manor offersTheir an elegant760 Mayfair Street and moving to RiverBend, they were thrilled. SHOW SUITE NOW OPEN! environment at a very affordable cost. Dad would never be •lonely and he could take 3 excellent daily meals • Weekly housekeeping • Telephone • TV • Internet advantage of the meal and housekeeping options. • Media, activity and exercise rooms What Fred failed to mention were his plans for MANOR Call us at 250-376-6536 or drop in to arrange a tour hitting the road from time to time – care free.

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FREE FLU CLINICS South Kamloops Senior’S Flu CliniC Tournament Capital Centre 910 McGill Road Friday, November 1 9 am – 4 pm No appointment necessary Calvary Community ChurCh 1205 Rogers Way Thursday, November 14 Friday, November 15 Monday, November 25 9 am – 4 pm No appointment necessary

North Kamloops KamloopS Full GoSpel tabernaCle 1550 Tranquille Road Thursday, November 7 Friday, November 8 Friday, November 22 9 am – 4 pm No appointment necessary

Children’s Flu Clinic publiC health 519 Columbia Street Ph: 250-851-7300 Monday, November 18 Monday, December 2 Monday, December 16 Monday, January 6 Monday, January 20 By appointment only

Bring your Care Card with you! The flu (influenza) is highly contagious. Getting your flu shot protects you and those around you – at home, school and work. Flu shots are safe, effective, and free for the following: • People 65 years and older and their caregivers/household contacts • All children 6-59 months of age • Household contacts and caregivers of infants and children 0-59 months of age • Aboriginal people • Children and adults with chronic health conditions and their household contacts • Health-care workers • Emergency responders • Pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy during the influenza season and their household contacts • People of any age in residential care facilities • Children and adults who are very obese • And more…

To view a full list of those who can get their flu shot for free visit

For more information call the flu line at 250-851-7359.


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Fall activities in full swing ■■ Treat Street on
 Oct. 31 from 
3 to 5pm at participating North Shore Businesses for after-school trick or treat shop on Halloween for kids and their parents. ■■ Chances Barside Nov. 1 Margit Bull and Sweetgrass at 7pm, Nov. 2 Sabrina Weeks at 7pm. 1250 Halston Ave. FMI call 250-554-1030 ■■ BIG Little Science Centre, Nov. 2: Exploring Electricity Activities at 11am and 1:30pm New Location: Twin Rivers Education Centre, 655 Holt St. Contact BLSC to register. FMI contact 250-554-2572. ■■ Brothers Arntzen on Oct. 30 at 7:30pm at the Stagehouse Theatre, 422 Tranquille Rd. Tickets available at Kamloops Live Box Office 250-374-5463 or ■■ “Being Brave: Transforming Our World” a video presentation by two widely appreciated Buddhist teachers and authors on Oct. 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27 from 7 to 9pm, Nov. 30 TBD. Shambhala Meditation Group of Kamloops, 433b Lansdowne St. FMI contact www.kamloops.shambhala. org or call Liz 250-376-4224. ■■ Open House and Family Fun Night on Nov. 7 from 6 to 8pm at the Francophone Association Daycare and Preschool, 348 Fortune Dr. Everyone welcome for a fun evening of activities and visit from Uncle Chris the Clown! FMI call 250-376-8660. ■■ The Balconies w/ The Motorleague and The New Skin on Nov. 8 at 8pm at The Dirty Jersey. FMI visit KammercePromotions. ■■ Remembrance Day Memories on Nov. 9 at 5pm at St. Paul’s Cathedral, 360 Nicola St. Lemon chicken dinner followed by songs and stories of the war years. For tickets contact the Cathedral office at 250-372-3912 or Trish at 250-374-1484. ■■ Excelsior Rebekah Lodge #23 Events: Nov. 12 Regular Meeting at 7:30pm, Nov. 13 Hall Society Meeting at 7:30pm, Nov. 16 and 17 Finishing crafts for fair at 7pm, Nov. 23 Craft Fair with Tea and Bake Sale from 1 to 4pm, Nov. 26 Regular Meeting at 7:30pm. FMI contact Beverlee at 250-374-0949.

Malcolm Swing’s Acrylic on Canvas exhibition, “Memories of Place” can be viewed at the Wilson House Gallery, 115 Tranquille Road, from Monday to Friday, 1:30pm to 5pm. His work will be on display until November 14. Malcolm Swing was born in Lucknow, India, into an artistic family. He worked as a newspaper cartoonist and later moved to Canada and taught high school art. Malcolm moved to Kamloops in 2006 where he has added to his themes the inspiring landscapes of this area. Visit for more information.

■■ Annual Fall/Christmas Bake Sale on Nov. 16 from 10am to 12pm at The Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church, 109 Tranquille Rd. Enjoy potato and cheddar cheese perogies, fresh baked cabbage rolls and baking and pies. The sale is sponsored by the Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League. ■■ Third Annual RiverBend Bazaar on Nov. 23 from 1:30 to 3:30pm at Riverbend Manor, 760 Mayfair St. Featuring sewing, knitting, baking, silent auction items, tea room and more! Everyone welcome.FMI contact Irene at 778-470-8315 or Wendy at 778-470-8310. ■■ North Shore Central Community Association meets at Mount Paul United Church, 140 Laburnum, on the first Tuesday of the month. FMI: 250-554-9949. ■■ Let’s Dance on Nov. 2 from 8pm to 12am at Kamloops Curling Club, 700 Victoria St. Music by

Copper Creek Band. Fro tickets contact Zonia at 250-372-0091, Ed at 250-374-2774 or Francoise at 250-372-3782. ■■ Got Talent or Not 2013 every Thurs night until Nov. 21 at 7:30pm at the Rock’n Firkin, 726 Sydney Ave. 19+ event. FMI contact 250-376-6121 or visit www. ■ Moose Lodge 1552, 730 Cottonwood Ave. open daily at 11am. Meat draws Fri. at 7pm and Sat. at 3pm. New members welcome! ■ Mount Paul United Church Thrift Shop open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 3pm at 140 Laburnum St. FMI contact 250-376-2261. ■ Karaoke 8pm Wednesdays and Saturdays at Brock Centre Pub, 1800 Tranquille Rd.; 8:30pm Fridays at Rock’n Firkin, 726 Sydney Ave.; 8:30pm Thursdays at The Westsyde Pump, 3020 Westsyde Rd.

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Your Horoscope SCORPIO (Oct. 24 - Nov. 22) Your obviously unique way of doing things has caught the eye of someone in a higher position. Your best results will come through business trips. Don’t get talked into parting with your cash. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23 -Dec. 21) Don’t let siblings put pressure on you. Authority figures may be less than accommodating if you have done something deceitful. You may find yourself in an opportune position if you are willing to take a bit of a risk. Try to keep any mood swings under control. CAPRICORN (Dec 22.- Jan. 20) If you act with anger you may blow the relationship. You can have a great time if you go out with the one you love. Your personal partner may be less than willing to accommodate you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 -Feb. 19) Sudden changes will occur through communications with friends or in-laws. Minor accidents may occur if you don’t concentrate on what you’re doing. Self-improvement could bring amazing results. Put your efforts into physical fitness programs or competitive sports.PISCES (Feb. 20-Mar. 20) You will meet potential new mates through friends or relatives. You will tend to overeat this week. Money problems will be difficult to deal with if you have a partner. Opportunities will unfold. ARIES (Mar. 21- April 20) Don’t hesitate to enlist the aid of friends or family if you have a big project to finish in your domestic environment. You can make a difference if you offer your help at functions that involve children. Unexpected events may upset your routine. TAURUS (Apr. 21- May 21) Make changes that will heighten your appeal. Don’tINevade issues or twistCONTACT the truthUS around. ADVERTISE THE ECHO today Losses and letare us evident. Your positive attitude and intellectual outlook will draw others to you. and GEMINI reach the people who walk help your getget-togethers noticed. will (May 22-June 21) Pleasure tripsbusiness or friendly past be your door every – your stimulating. satisfying andday intellectually You will be a realorchatterbox 250.374.ECHO (3246) this week. You’ll need to exercise control. Look after financial transacpotential customers. tions. CANCER (June 22-July 22) Be prepared to encounter new friendships that will provide you with valuable information. Be careful what you consume this week. Be sure to spend time helping children with projects that are too difficult for them to accomplish alone. Do not push your opinions. LEO (July 23-Aug 22) Be careful not to get involved in other people’s personal affairs. Your relationship appears to be stressed out and depleted. Uncertainties regarding relatives will make situations uncomfortable if you attend a family function. Look into alternate means of sup porting your financial burdens. VIRGO (Aug. 23 -Sept. 23) Your energy will be high; however, if not channeled suitably, temper tantrums may erupt. Look for something enADVERTISE THEYou’ve ECHO got that competitive CONTACT USedge. today andlet letother us people tertaining toINdo. Don’t and meddle reach thein people who walk help your business get noticed. your private affairs. Join a choir or a drama club. You may be moving past considering your door every dayto–larger your quarters. 250.374.ECHO (3246) or LIBRA (Sept. 24 -Oct. 23) Be tactful if you see flaws in someone else’s potential customers. work. Property investments should payoff. Lend an ear to children; it can make a difference. Luck is with you, regardless of the financial venture. Horoscopes courtesy of astrologer Michael Thiessen. For daily horoscopes go to



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STEPS: Pick up your shoebox.

The Kamloops area needs your help to collect 2500 shoeboxes! Each year, Operation Christmas Child collects millions of gift-filled shoe boxes to more than 94 million children in over 130 countries suffering from poverty, disaster, disease and war. Kamloops Collection Week. Shoeboxes from Western Canada go to South and Central America and Haiti. LOCATIONS FOR PICK UP:


• Gord’s Maytag & More • HUB International (4 locations in Kamloops) • Smith Chevrolet Kamloops • Kamloops Hyundai • Embellish Esthetic Lounge • Flight Centre Kamloops • Diverse Training Center • The Kamloops Chamber of Commerce • B.C. Wildlife Park • Lizzie Bits Baby Co. • Classic Woodcraft in Westsyde • HPF Engineering on McGill • Mortgage Intelligence

Deadline - November 22 • Smith Chevrolet • Kamloops Hyundai • Any Kamloops location of Hub International Barton Insurance Brokers • Gord’s Maytag & More • Embellish Esthetics Lounge • BC Wildlife Park – you’ll get a free pass for Wildlights • Flight Centre in Sahali • Lizzie Bits Clothing Co • Greyhound Bus Depot (this location is also if you’re late and miss the deadline)

Determine whether your gift will be for a boy or a girl, and the child’s age category: 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14. Fill the shoebox – There is a brochure that comes with it to let you know what you can and can’t pack. Gift ideas include: TOYS – small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, jump ropes, SCHOOL SUPPLIES – pens, pencils and sharpener, crayons, stamps, writing pads, picture books HYGIENE ITEMS – toothbrush, mild bar soap, comb, brush, hair goodies PERSONAL NOTE/PHOTO OTHER: ball caps, sunglasses, flashlight with extra batteries, clothing, shoes If you can, donate $7 or more for each shoe box you prepare to help cover shipping and other project costs. Place a rubber band around each closed shoe box and drop off at the Collection Center nearest you during our collection week – deadline is November 22.

What a party!

thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate our first birthday.

We’re looking forward to another year filled with awesome deals and low, low prices for you!

Market LO-BOY s day tuff..

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North Shore Echo, October 30, 2013  

News for Kamloops North Shore - Front: Treat Street - Business: Chances Barside Lounge

North Shore Echo, October 30, 2013  

News for Kamloops North Shore - Front: Treat Street - Business: Chances Barside Lounge