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Two hundred years, two hundred new trees in recognition of 200 Two rivers, two peoyears. ple, two hundred years. “There will be 200 This year the City of maple trees planted Kamloops and its resithroughout the city,” dents, neighbours and explains Shawn. “We visitors will be celebratchose maple trees being a 200 year shared cause of their many vahistory with the wonrieties and because it is derful people of the representative of CanaTk’emlúps. da.” “2012 commemoArbour Day is April rates Kamloops’ 200th 27 and will kick off in year of shared living Pioneer Park with a host with the Tk’emlúps, of dignitaries, garden and 200 years of comaficionados, Communimunity achievement ties in Bloom represenand growth,” explains tatives, school children Elisabeth Duckworth of and of course the parks Kamloops Museum and Archives. “The theme Mayor Peter Milobar and Parks Supervisor Shawn Cook prepare for their appearance at one crew. They will begin for 2012 is 2 Rivers, 2 of many Arbour Day Celebrations. This year they are planting 200 maple trees in honour of the planting there and continue throughout the Peoples, 200 Years. The Kamloops’ bi-centennial. North and South Thompson rivers have always defined the identity week within our individual neighbourhoods and parklands. On May 10 and 11, the Museum will be hosting a Heritage Fair and shaped the boundaries of Kamloops. Even the name of our city reflects our unique location at the junction of the two rivers: in the with a bicentennial theme. They have been working on this for quite Secwepemc language, Kamloops means meeting of the waters. In a while and have been encouraging local teachers, students and 1812, fur trader and explorer David Stuart built a trading post on the schools to focus on our local history especially in honour of such an south shore of the Thompson River. In 2012, the City of Kamloops anniversary. “The Kamloops Museum and Archives wants to support teachers is commemorating two hundred years of shared history between the and their students for this year’s annual Heritage Fair projects by enSecwepemc people and all those who came after David Stuart.” The city itself has a very interesting past and this bi-centennial is a couraging students to focus on our local history,” explained Melissa great way to be able to showcase all we have done and all we are ca- Baker, the Museum’s educator. “Students have had access to a rich pable of while at the same time celebrating the relationship between repository of historic articles, old newspapers, books, photographs and more - all of it authentic and valuable research for their projects. the city and the Tk’emlúps and enhancing its future. The City, groups and organizations have been working hard to plan Student projects that participate will also be recognized and granted a whole host of activities to give you a glimpse into our past and a a distinctive commemorative ribbon. Some of the projects will also window into our future. Shawn Cook, Parks Supervisor at the City be chosen to be included in the book and published as part of our biof Kamloops has announced that the City will be planting 200 trees – continued on page 2






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MP McLeod promotes new business service

Cathy McLeod, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue and member of the Red Tape Reduction Commission, announced on April 17 in an address to the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce that it is now easier for businesses to get information they can count on from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Businesses, their employees or representatives can ask the new My Business Account Enquiries Service tax related questions, and CRA will answer them online and in writing within a given time period. “Our government made a commitment to reduce red tape for businesses. The new My Business Account Enquiries Service is just one way we have made it easier for businesses to interact with the CRA,” stated McLeod. “Simply put, this new service gives business owners the confidence that within a reasonable timeframe they will receive a clearly written answer that they can rely on.” McLeod’s speech also touched on three other changes that the government is putting in place to make tax filing easier for businesses: reductions in some late filing penalties, a new online business landing page, and improved information slip filing. “Small businesses are a vital part of our local, provincial and national economies. Our government will continue to cut red tape so that small businesses can focus on what they do best: growing their business, creating jobs, and generating wealth in communities across Canada,” concluded McLeod.

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Strikes for Tykes winner!

Sean Turner from Rivercity Nissan won big after offering to match all donations made by his staff to Big Brothers Big Sisters Strikes for Tykes. Shown are L-R Terri Axani, Sean Turner and Ernie Cordonier. Big Brothers and Big Sisters Kamloops have just wrapped up their 34th Annual Strikes for Tykes with a grand total of $97,641.15. Look for a whole new “brand” of bowling in 2013!

Kamloops Walks to end Multiple Sclerosis The Scotiabank MS Walk is the largest national fundraising program for the MS Society of Canada. The annual fundraiser takes place in over 160 communities across Canada. It’s a family-oriented event that combines fundraising with fun and community spirit. The Scotiabank MS Walk is unique in the world of spring fundraisers because there is always a wheelchair accessible route - an important consideration especially for individuals who have multiple sclerosis. This year the Kamloops Scotiabank MS Walk takes place on Sunday, May 6 starting and ending at Interior Savings Centre. Walkers can choose to follow one, two, five or ten km routes. All routes take walkers into Riverside Park and the five and ten km routes continue along the scenic South Thompson River through Pioneer Park with a turnaround at the Kamloops Yacht Club. Two rest stops are available for the five and ten km routes. Back at the finish area, walkers can enjoy snacks, lunch and refreshments, music, family-friendly activities and great company!

Wheelchairs, scooters or strollers are welcome! Last year nearly 400 participants raised over $65,000 for the MS Society, Kamloops and Area Chapter. For more information or to register for the event, people can visit or call the Kamloops and Area Chapter 250 314 0773. The money raised at this event is used locally to assist people living with MS and their families through programs and events in and around the Kamloops Area. As well, the Kamloops and Area Chapter strives to provide hope for tomorrow by working collectively with other Chapters across Canada to donate to research. Multiple sclerosis is a chron-

ic, often disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord. It is the most common neurological disease of young adults in Canada. British Columbia has the third highest concentration of people with MS in Canada with an estimated 7,300 to 10,000 living with this neurological disease. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 40, and the unpredictable effects of MS last for the rest of their lives. The MS Society provides services to people with MS and their families and funds research to find the cause and cure for this disease. Please visit or call 250-314-0773 for more information.

Bi-centenial themed fun – continued from page 1 centennial commemorative history.” This is just some of the bicentennial fun that you can look forward to this year here in Kamloops. Other things on the horizon include a cenotaph ceremony, a walking tour series, heritage themed shows and

plays, a canoe rendezvous with Council and Tk’emlúps Council, Children’s History of Kamloops book and last but not least a bicentennial themed Santa Claus Parade. Step back in time this year, it all starts with a trip to the museum! Tanya Orozco, freelance

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Science on the move The Investors Group held a volunteer appreciation barbeque on April 18 with great food and amazing entertainment. Big Little Science Centre was on hand with a table of experiments and demonstrations to share with the crowd. Pictured here is Gord Stewart, executive director of Big Little Science Centre, poking a long needle through a balloon as volunteer Lukas Vanderlip looks on.

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Kevin Costner plays Sun Peaks

On Saturday, July 7, one of Hollywood’s biggest stars will touch down in Sun Peaks. Kevin Costner and Modern West will play a free outdoor concert in the picturesque mountain village of Sun Peaks. Supporting acts will be revealed in May, but Sun Peaks officials are pleased to confirm local talent Margit Bull and Sweet Grass will start the show. While free to the public, ticket details will be released in the coming weeks. Costner’s connection to music spans a lifetime and took root two decades ago as a rock band of close friends called Roving Boy. As Costner’s acting career soared with films such as The Bodyguard and Dances with Wolves, the mu-

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The Home Show that occurred on the weekend of April 13 to 15 at the McArthur Sports Complex brought in a large crowd with many interesting booths to check out. Pictured here is (Left) Peter Mutrie, manager of the North Shore Business Association sharing his love of the North Shore as well as (Above, L-R) Doris Dubois and Dodie Goldney of 2Dz Boutique with their furry friend.

Be a volunteer today! Volunteers make all the difference in the world! There are many positions in many organizations just waiting to be filled, maybe one will intrigue you. The Big Little Science Centre needs a volunteer greeter and room supervisor , volunteers will have a friendly inviting personality greeting visitors at the door, explain the big little Science Centre layout, visitor services and take fees. In addition hands on room supervision and essentially having fun with all our visitors whether individuals, families, class-

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To the editor: Much has been made of the temporary jobs that will be generated in exchange for the chance of polluting our air, water and environment by the Ajax mine. I am definitely in favour of job generation in Kamloops, but I recently came across a short video that does an excellent job of outlining a totally environmentally friendly way of creating as many or more jobs as the mine. It goes something like this: if everyone who lives in our community makes the commitment to buy only ten percent of their goods and services from local businesses, it would put in circulation an additional $40 million which would generate $12 million in wages and would thus make possible the hiring of 400 or so additional employees. And this would be indefinitely. Our community and our tax base would be strengthened making Kamloops a much more vibrant and resilient living environment. Local economies have been undermined in the last few decades by international trade deals, the arrival of big box stores, vertical integration of business and gradual loss of local manufacturing and small businesses. We can make our community stronger by just making this small commitment - think local first before making any purchases and making it a priority to spend at least that ten percent with locally owned and operated businesses. Dalton Strong, LOOK (Locally Owned and Operated in Kamloops)

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Citizens recognized for their contributions to the community

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at Crestline Gardens on behalf of Rotary Daybreak, where she is on the Board of Directors, where all of the produce is donated to the Kamloops Food Bank. In addition to all of the other various fundraising and volunteering that Lynda is involved in for our community, she also canvasses for the Heart and Stroke Foundation and participates in both the Walk for Memories and the Relay for Life. Acacia Schmietenknop began volunteering and giving back to her community at a young age. Acacia is a member of the United Way Youth Club, first year board member for the Kamloops Community YM/YWCA and actively volunteers in the Strong Kids Campaign and the Y Women’s Shelter. Acacia is the President of the Youth Community Assessment and Action Network (CAAN) where she is involved in planning and organizing safe, interactive activities for youth in Kamloops. Acacia is involved in the planning for events such as: Youth Awareness Day, Battle of the Bands and the Student Resource Manual which teaches students about bursaries, scholarships and how those students can get involved in community activities and organizations. Acacia is the Fundraising Chair for the Kamloops Fusion Rotaract, where she volunteers and organizes events such as: Basics for Babies, Rotary Community Garden and Toys for Kids. Acacia is the Vice President of – continued on page 6

Acacia Schmietenknop, President of the Youth Community Assessment and Action Network, began volunteering and giving back to her community at a young age.

Lynda MacKenzie has spent a great deal of her time volunteering her time for the betterment of Kamloops. Lynda was the driving force for organizing and initiating the first Rotary Food Drive for the Kamloops Food Bank, and continues to volunteer for this worthy cause every spring and fall. Lynda is a Board of Directors member for the Kamloops Food Bank. Lynda is involved with organizing and volunteering four times a year at PIT Stop at the Kamloops United Church. Another organization that is close to Lynda’s heart is the Variety Show of Hearts. Every February Lynda not only volunteers at the event, but is actively involved with several fundraisers within the community to raise funds for this worthy cause. For the past three years, Lynda has assisted with the planting and maintenance of five garden plots

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Citizens appreciated for efforts – continued from page 5 Programming for Students in Free Enterprises (SIFE) at Thompson Rivers University. The purpose of SIFE is to increase the standard of living and quality of life of the community by running different programs.

Ruth Williams has been a leader in the social and economic development for First Nations peoples in British Columbia for 30 years. Ruth has been involved in dozens of organizations over the years and has almost invariably assumed the leadership role. Currently Ruth is a Board member of: the First Nations Health Society, the President of Kamloops Native Housing Society, First Nations Market Housing Fund and Thompson River University. Ruth has been a founding member and vice president of Round Lake Treatment Centre, founding member and president of the Kamloops Native Housing Society, founding member of the Little Hands of Friendship Daycare Centre, founding member of the Provincial Aboriginal Health Ad-

visory Council, founding member of the Aboriginal Education Advisory Board know known as the First Nations Educational Council, founding member of the Central Interior Ministry of Child and Family Services Advisory Board, founding member of the Mayor’s Task Force on Youth in Kamloops and founding member of the City of Kamloops Race Relations Committee. Ruth is presently the CEO of All Nations Trust Company and prior to being appointed Chief Executive Officer, had been President since the company’s inception in 1984. In 2011, Ruth was inducted into the Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame with the Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business. In 2010, Ruth received her Honorary Doctorate with Thompson Rivers University, and in 2009 Ruth received a Canadian Aboriginal Business Leadership Award. The City of Kamloops appreciates everything these citizens have done to contribute to the health and wellness of our fine community.

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Old Time Fiddler live in Kamloops! Peter Dawson, a native of the Okanagan Valley, will be in Kamloops in conjunction with the 28th annual Old Time Fiddle contest hosted by Branch #12 of the British Columbia Old Time Fiddlers’ Association. Peter, who now lives in Ottawa, ON, has been invited to come as the feature performer and will kick off the weekend at St. John Vianney Church Hall, 2826 Bank Road, with his show on Friday, Fiddler Peter Dawson plays May 4th. May 4 at 7:30pm. The Old Time Fiddle competition will take radio shows in Kelowna, Verplace at the same location on non and Penticton. In the 1950’s he joined several cross-Canada A So5.ciall y Interactive Gam Saturday May ing Experience Peter, following in the foot- tours. By the mid-50’s he toured steps of his father and grandfa- the Toronto/Hamilton night club Guild fiddle member’s special circuit and appeared on several ther, began playing whenmarch TV shows. He also played on he was five years old. During the 1940’s, he played for dances and the original recording of “The

French Song” by well known Canadian artist, Lucille Starr. Later he toured the United States and Canada with numerous country and bluegrass bands and also appeared at the famous Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee. For the show in Kamloops Peter will be accompanied by Vic Ukrainetz and Art Boehm, both of Kelowna, on piano and bass. Tickets for the show can be purchased (cash only) at Coopers Foods, Lansdowne Village location only at 200-450 Lansdowne Street in Kamloops or at Bookland in Fortune Shopping Centre, 750 Fortune Drive on the North Shore. For further information call 250-372-2809 or 250-376-2330.

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I stood on a stage in front of hundreds of everyone laughed and thought it was an acpeople, holding three balloons in my hand. cident, I should have said, “And the blue The red, white and blue balloons repreballoon represents what you have to let go sented my past. I am from the States and I of to move into a new way of being.” This was asking this group of Canadians to adwas the message the gathered church needmit me as a minister to the United Church. ed to hear. Street | 250-377-0745 As I shared334 mySeymour reasons why I wanted Life is always changing. These days to become a “Canadian” minister, I slowthose changes come faster and faster. BUYING AND SELLING Change almost always requires a letting go ly transferred the red balloon and then the white one from one hand to the other. of something: rotary phones became touch minister’s NEW AND USED POOL TABLES musings When I went to the move the blue balloon, phones became wireless phones beMOVING AND RECOVERINGpad LeAnn Blackert the ribbon slipped the came cell phones. In the midst of change ll y Inmy teragrasp A Sociafrom ctiveand Gaming Experience balloon darted toward the ceiling, leaving there is one constant. The divine being me holding the red and white balloons. The musician many of us name as God stands right in the centre of for the event began playing “OGuild Canada” and the crowd our holiday weekend. The cross reminds us that moving members receive roared. into a new way of being often requires great sacrifice. PROFESSIONAL BILLIARD SALES It was a fun moment and the result was a solid “yes” Letting go of the blue balloon was easy on that stage, Phone 250.372.2908 | vote for my admittance. But I left that event realizing but moving from one country to another has been an that I had missed the real message, and wishing more interesting challenge. Embracing change is not always than anything that I could findproducts a rewind during button April and go easy, but being the minister of a Canadian congregation back to add one more remark to my presentation. on the North Shore of Kamloops has been well worth The release of the blue balloon, while it looked ac- the sacrifice. cidental, was planned to show that I was transitioning Reverend LeAnn Blackert is the minister at Mount from the United States to Canada. In that moment when Paul United Church (

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American Roots music at Stage House Theatre ■■ Evening of American Roots Music with Sheesham and Lotus on April 25 at 7pm at the Kamloops Players Stagehouse, 422 Tranquille Rd. Tickets at the door. Check out their website at ■■ Entertainment at Barside Lounge and Grill at Chances, 1250 Halston Ave. Fridays 7 to 10pm. Apr. 27, Henry Small & Friends ■■ Cancer Charity Dinner & Dance on April 28 from 5pm to 12am at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 755 Tranquille Rd. FMI or tickets contact 250-376-5810 or 250-376-3373. ■■ BIG Little Science Centre, 985 Holt Street, is open for public drop-in Thurs. and Fri. 3-5pm, and Sat. 10am-4pm. April 28: Electricity; Make a battery. Build a battery and use it to run a clock and LED light bulb. Super Science Club Thursdays from 2:45 to 4pm. Experiments, games and activities for children in grades 4 to 7. Robotics Club Fridays from 2:45 to 4:30pm for children ages 10+. FMI 250-554-2572. ■■ Spring Coffee Connections for RIH retirees April 26 from 10am to noon at North Shore Community Center, 730 Cottonwood Ave. FMI call 250-374-2209 or website ■■ Free Public Forum featuring BC Ombudsman Kim Carter on April 28 from 9 to 11am at CSI Activity Centre, 9A- 1800 Tranquille Rd. FMI contact 604681-7945 or 250-579-8541. ■■ Seafood Meat Draw from 3 to 5pm and Dinner & Dance on April 28 at Fraternal Order of Eagles, 755 Tranquille Rd. FMI contact

Wayne Harper, governor of the Moose Lodge #1552, made a presentation of $500.00 to Kari Smith of the Kamloops Food Bank recently.

250-376-5810 or 250-376-3373 for tickets. ■■ Volunteers Needed for the Absolute Amazing Race held in Westsyde on April 28 and 29. FMI cantact Ted at 250-579-2382. ■■ Absolute Amazing Race Banquet Party on April 29 at 6pm at the Dunes in Westsyde. FMI or tickets contact Corrina at 250572-5568. ■■ Sun Life Amazing Race on Apr. 28 beginning at 9am in Riverside Park. To register contact JDRF at 250-374-0599 or ■■ Alamagokus with A Name Unheard and I’ve Taken a Lover on May 5 at 8pm at Pogue Mahone Irish Alehouse, 843 Desmond St. ■■ Let’s Dance on May 5 at 8pm to 12am at the Ukrainian Hall, 725 York St. Music by Charisma.

FMI or tickets call Francoise at 250-372-3782 or Louise at 778471-2220. ■■ Annual Miniature Airshow presented by Kamloops Model Airplane Society on May 26 and 27 from 10am to 4pm. FMI contact 250-434-9956 or dbcalne@ ■■ Flea Markets every Sunday until Sept. 30 in the Big-O parking lot, 160 Leigh Rd. New vendors welcome. FMI call 250-371-4620. ■■ Moose Lodge 1552, 730 Cottonwood Ave. open daily from 11am to 8pm, Fri. to 12am. Meat draws Fri. at 7pm and Sat. at 3pm. New members always welcome! ■■ 40th Kamloops International Baseball Tournament on July 12 to 15 at Norbrock Stadium. FMI contact Dean Padar at 250-3765057.

■■ Darts every Thurs. from 7 to 9:30pm at Eagles Hall, 755 Tranquille Rd. FMI contact 250376-4633 or 250-376-1311. ■■ Kamloops Men’s Slo-Pitch Nationals is accepting applications for teams and players upcoming season. FMI contact Jay 250-3183983 or ■■ Thursday Night Jam Night every Thurs. from 8 to 11pm at the Alano Club, 171 Leigh Rd. Everyone welcome. Equipment provided. Musicians bring your own guitars and amps. FMI 250376-5115. ■■ 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. ■■ Toastmasters - Practice your listening and speaking skills. Three times to choose from: Tuesdays 7-9pm at Maurya’s, 165 Victoria St.; Thursdays 7-8:15am and 7-9pm at Desert Gardens, 540 Seymour St. ■■ Westsyde Coffee House last Fri. of the month Sept. to May at Westsyde Fellowship Church, 2833 Westsyde Rd. Open mic and special guests. FMI call Wayne 250-318-8156. ■■ The Kamloops Family History Society meetings take place on the fourth Thursday of each month (Sept to May) from 7-9pm at Heritage House, 100 Lorne St. 250-579-2078. ■■ Friends of McDonald Park Monthly meetings at the Parkview Activity Centre, 500 McDonald Ave. Newcomers welcome. For info call 250-554-1285.

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