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For over four decades, from melodramas to comedic thrillers, dinner theatre performances to festive acts, the Kamloops Players has done it all and done it well. So well that they are excited to announce that for the first time ever in over forty years the Kamloops Players will have a dedicated home to call their own. “We have moved eight times in the last 11 years,” explains Sharon Huuha, Kamloops Player member. “We have been operating out of the United Church downtown for the last four years. They are just about to proceed with some big renovations so we have to move out of the space. Every time we move we have had to haul everything up and down the stairs. We are all getting old and don’t want to do that anymore, so this new location is the perfect solution for us.” There are many more reasons than stairs that prompted the Kamloops Players to embark on a new adventure with a dedicated space. That space is located right next to Arigato Sushi on Tranquille in the old club that used to host a variety of bands and acts from back in the day. Sharon and her Kamloops

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Players counterparts have been and getup a the hard at work cleaning wash it space, renovating car and turning atonly the they into a theatre that not same time! will be proud of but you will be happy to come, visit and enjoy some great live entertainment. “We have been working very hard on this project,” continues Sharon. “98 per cent of all the | 250.376.1716 work 204 hasTranquille been Rd done on weekends with lots of help from the Kamloops Players members and from our friends in the community. The whole purpose of this project is to develop a space where we can rehearse and put on our shows, as well as have it so other non-profit groups can come and utilize the space as well. As a non-profit community group it is hard to be able to afford to rent the Sagebrush or Pavillion Theatre. This is going to be a very nice formal venue and we would be able to offer it for a low cost to other non-profits to utilize.” Hard at work renovating the space, doing the floors, building the stage, and finishing the entrance area, the Kamloops Players are excited to now have a place to call their own. They are counting on all their work being – continued on page 2


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Games volunteers make beds and save the day

We’re now a few days in to the Western Canada Summer Games being held right here is Kamloops. The athletes have been thrilling and inspiring us, and the many visitors to our city have been enjoying all the sporting, arts and entertainment community events. Just imagine how much work, organization and dedication it takes to put on an event of this magnitude. Last Wednesday around 5:00 pm, it was evident to Gerard Hayes and Willy Saari that they were in trouble. Hayes who is the Western Canada Summer Games’ director of Athletes Village and Saari, the Village Site Chair, weren’t even close to being finished assembling the 1,000 extra beds needed to accommodate athletes arriving today for the Games. “We had a great bunch of people who worked hard all day to unload nine rail containers full of parts, but sifting through, over 6,000 pieces ended up being more time consuming than anyone had bargained for” Stated Hayes. Earlier in the day a crew from the Kamloops Correctional Centre had been a great help unloading and carrying beds into the TRU Residence where athletes are being housed during the ten days of competition. Fire Chief Neill Moroz also provided manpower with nine fire fighters, and many other Games volunteers had worked at the residence during the day. But after all the scheduled crews had gone home and there were only four people left to do the work, Saarie and Hayes knew they needed to do something. They got on the phone and through the Games’ communication system and local media a call was put out to the 2,100 volunteers and the community. “We were absolutely overwhelmed,” explains Saari. “Within a half hour of the call going out 60 people showed up and we had everything done in no time. People even brought their kids to help out. Thank you Kamloops!” Everyone was so full of energy and enthusiasm that the project became fun and festive; a prelude to what was in store over the

next ten days of the Games. All the volunteers who arrived agreed that they want to come back and help take everything down once the Games are over. “We want to thank the Kamloops

Correction Centre, the Fire Department, our volunteers and the volunteers that came out last night,” said Hayes and Saari. “This is just another example of what makes our city Canada’s Tournament Capital!”

LIGHTING UP THE GAMES It was an exciting time for Kamloops as we welcomed the arrival of the Western Canada Summer Games torch, which touched down at the airport on Friday afternoon. Forty torch bearers ran relay-style through the North Shore and on to a grand finale at Riverside Park and the Opening Ceremonies. Here is Sylvia Rodriquez (at left), whose son is competing in the games in basketball, handing over the torch to Jessie Poustin at the entrance of McArthur Island Park.

Dream Home up for Green award The finalists have been announced for the second annual Built Green BC Awards, and the Canadian Home Builders Association Central Interior & Partner TRU School of Trades was named one of five finalists in the Highest Rated Built Green BC Home category for their Green Dream Home entry. “The Green Dream Home Project, part of the CHMC EQuilibrium™

Demonstration Initiative, continues to shine as a very innovative award-worthy home” said Brian Hayashi, President of CHBA Central Interior. “In the past year it has garnered five awards at various awards events throughout BC.” Winners for the Built Green™ BC awards will be announced at a gala dinner and awards ceremony on September 30 in Vancouver.

Community theatre group gets permanent home – continued from page 1 done by the end of the summer and then hosting a show and inviting everyone from the community to come and check out the new community theatre on the North Shore. “We have had a couple of new members since we started doing all this work,” finishes Sharon. “We are so excited that we are going to be able to plan a whole season

in our own space. Once we get going it is going to be great. We might even be able to host a Theatre BC Community Theatre Zone Festival now. It is very exciting. We are also very excited to be joining the North Shore neighbourhood. Everyone has been so nice and inviting.” A new space, a new beginning and all on the North Shore. Everyone give a big welcome to the North Shore’s newest com-

munity theatre group. With help and support from their community and their dedication to producing one of a kind, professional-grade theatre they are sure to be around for a long time to come. Welcome Kamloops Players! You can find out more about the Kamloops Players at kamloopsplayers.com or sneak by and take a peak at their progress at 422 Tranquille Road. Tanya Orozco, freelance


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Introducing the Grizzly orphans

The BC Wildlife Park has announced that two orphaned Grizzly Bear cubs will now call the Park their home! The five to six month-old cubs were found by Conservation Officers outside of Whitehorse in the Yukon Territory. The BC Wildlife Park has been actively seeking new cubs for a few years now to serve as ambassadors for their species, as Shardik, their 37year-old Grizzly is ready for retirement. Air North generously donated their flight from Whitehorse

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to Vancouver where the cubs were picked up. The cubs are doing very well

but are currently in strict quarantine as per CAZA regulations.

KYSA/Whitecaps soccer schools

Parents who want to place their children in a soccer camp before the Kamloops Youth Soccer Association’s (KYSA) fall season kicks-off in September will want to make note of three week-long soccer schools in August. Between the two August KYSA soccer schools is a camp being offered by the Vancouver Whitecaps. It’s titled “Play Like a Pro� and it’ll be the first time the Whitecaps have run a weeklong soccer school in Kamloops. The dates of the upcoming soccer schools are: Aug. 15 to 19 - for players ages 6-10; Aug. 22 to 26 - Vancouver Whitecaps Play Like a Pro Summer Camp; Aug. 29 to Sept. 2 - for players ages 11-14 and goalkeepers aged 10-16. All KYSA soccer schools run from 10:00 a.m. to noon, Monday to Friday. Parents can register their children by completing a downloadable registration form from the KYSA web site at

www.kysa.net or through the KYSA office on McArthur Island. The perplayer registration fee is $100. Family discounts are available. Parents wishing to sign their children up for the Whitecaps camp in August, which will run from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00am, Monday to Friday, also at McArthur Island, must register directly with the Whitecaps at www.whitecapsfc.com (Development-CampsOkanagan). The ‘Caps weeklong camp is open to boys and girls age 6 to 13. The Whitecaps charge $129 to attend their camp. The KYSA soccer school program is year under the title sponsorship of McDonald’s and Hansport, with additional sponsors the Kamloops Daily News, The River 97.5FM, CHNL, Menzies Printers and Umbro Canada. For more information visit www.kysa. net or contact the Kamloops Youth Soccer Association office at 250-376-2750.

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The August long weekend saw the 32nd annual Kamloopa Pow Wow take place with its splendour and community spirit at the Kamloops Indian Band special events outdoor facility. The beauty and talent of these finalists in the girls jingle-dress dancers competition is matched by the detailed artistry of their dresses, handmade with love.

Local writers nominated for Ryga award The George Ryga Society and Okanagan College are proud to announce the shortlist for the eighth annual George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature. And we in Kamloops are proud to know that three local authors are amoung the five finalists. The son of poor Ukrainian immigrants, George Ryga settled in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, where he was known as a feisty playwright committed to social justice in works like The Ecstasy of Rita Joe (1969). The Ryga Award celebrates his legacy by searching for an outstanding work of literary and social value by a B.C. writer.

This year’s finalists with a local connection are Kamloops residents Sylvia Olsen’s for her book Working with Wool: A Coast Salish Legacy and the Cowichan Sweater, and Richard Wagamese for his One Story, One Song, a sequel to his memoir One Native Life. Also nominated is Benjamin Perrin of Paul Lake, whose book Invisible Chains deals with the human trafficking in Canada and includes the story of Jessie Foster, a former Kamloops resident, who disappeared about five years ago in Las Vegas. The winner of the 2011 Ryga Award will be announced at a gala presentation on October 1 held at the Centre Stage Theatre in Summerland, B.C.

Horsing around at KTRA’s annual show

Kamloops Therapeutic Riding Association (KTRA), a non-profit organization on the North Shore, is holding their third annual horse show and tack sale on Saturday, August 13 at 730 Crestline St. The horse show offers their riders a chance to demonstrate their riding abilities in a fun, competitive and positive environment. As well, there will be community groups and individuals selling tack or promoting their own horse/community related endeavors. The horse show’s goal is to increase community awareness about KTRA programs and events. KTRA’s objective is to offer children and adults with a wide range of disabilities the opportunity to enjoy the therapeutic benefits of horseback riding in a safe environment where an individual can be his/

her self and is accepted and valued for who they are. KTRA’s riding lessons benefits the riders by using the motivating medium of horse care and riding to draw an individual’s attention to their strengths, successes and most importantly build self-esteem. Through horse care and riding they teach those social and behavior skills necessary to function and succeed in a social world. It is these skills that are vital to self-esteem and ultimately determine the place a person fills in this society. On August 13 the horse show runs from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., BBQ and tack sale is 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., with awards and games from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. For more info, please contact Jo Wyers at KTRA by phone at 250-554-3811 or email: ktraevents@gmail.com


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If you have something to say let Leah Stoughton and The Production Habit help you say it. The Production Habit is your North Shore answer for promotional items including t-shirts, hoodies, hats, jackets tote bags and much, much more. “I can help you design anything,� explains Leah. “Whether you have a logo or other design already picked out that you want to put on something or you just have an idea in your head I can help you. I can put a design on almost anything.� Leah’s specialty is screen printing and The Production Habit is here to help you with just that. From t-shirts and hoodies with colourful phrases to fully designed shirts, jackets and hoodies for your sports team, graduation group, class or company, they do it all and do it on time, on budget and guarantee you will like what you see. They carry quality apparel from brands like Athletic Knit, Kobe, Barbarian Rugby, Stormtech, Gildan. Hanes, Ash City, American Apparel, and Jerico and they are more than happy to help you source what you need. “Specialty stuff requires a minimum order of 12,� she furthers. “But I can make ones and twos of individual t-shirts with special phrases on them. I love to design, I can design everything. Our services include screen printing, embroidery, promotional products, logos, brochure creation, poster layouts and business card design.� Almost the best thing about choosing The Production Habit is the fact that they are locally owned and operated and happy to have you as a customer. They pride themselves on superior cus-

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we have a new kids map,” they explain. “The Kamloops Kids Map is full of ideas on everything there is to do in the city for families including coupons to 8 local attractions! Come pick up your copy at the Kamloops Visitor Centre!” We always knew there was a lot of stuff to do here in the river city but now when you kids say I’m bored those two iconic words that no parent wants to hear, take them on down to the Tourist Information Centre and get them their very own Kamloops Kids Map. Together you will be able to see the city from a pictorial view and see all the wonderful things to do, experience, and discover here in your hometown. Great for out of town visitors too, make sure to pick some up for your summer guests. “So far our Kamloops Kids Map is a huge hit with parents and children alike,” they continue. “We’ve already gone through 1300! Do you have yours yet? If not, come and get one for the weekend at the Kamloops Visitor Centre - great coupons for local attractions inside.” Those attractions and discounts include a free admission to the Kamloops Art Gallery, free kids admission to the BC Wildlife Park with the purchase of an adult admission, free family pass to the Children’s Museum, free admission on the 2141 steam train and much more! Make sure to pick up your free Kamloops Kids Map. The Kamloops Kids Map is available at the Visitor Information Centre at 1290 West Trans Canada Highway or it can be found at the McArthur Island Sports Centre. Happy adventures await! Tanya Orozco, freelance


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n Western Canada Summer Games 2011 music - 8:30 to 10pm at Riverside Park. Aug 9: Abba Again, Aug 10: The Odds, Aug 11: High Valley and Victoria Banks, Aug 12: Greg Sczebel, Aug 13: BC/DC n Western Canada Summer Games Nightly Arts Festival runs nightly to August 13 from 4 to 8pm at Heritage House in Riverside Park. The Kamloops Arts Council has the work of 29 artists & artist demonstrations. Also a beginner acrylic workshop Aug. 11. For all details visit www.kamloopsarts.ca. n BIG Little Science Centre is open for public drop-in 10am-4pm Mon-Sat. Amazing and interactive science shows daily at 1:30pm. Week of August 8: Air Pressure. Week of August 15: Magnetism. Call 250-554-2572 for more information. n Music in the Park - Free concerts held at McDonald Park from 7 to 8:30pm every Friday evening. August 12: No Ordinary Joe Country Rock n Entertainment at Barside Lounge & Grill at Chances Gaming Entertainment 1250 Halston Ave. Fridays 7 to 10pm. August 12: AJ Ellsay . n MS Society Summer Family Event, August 13 from 10am to 12pm at the BC Wildlife Park. For parents and grandparents with MS and their children or grandchildren under 18. Admission to the park free for all participants (up to 2 adults), light refreshments and prizes! Contact Cyndi Lion at 250314-0773 or email cyndi.lion@

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related documents or certificates. For more info contact Sue at 250374-3949 or by email at: info@ kwrgs.ca n Andersen’s Golf Fore the Cure – Aug. 20 at Mt. Paul Golf Course, tee times starting at 4pm. All proceeds to Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, CIBC Run for the Cure. For more info, and to sponsor or register a team, call Jacki Andersen at 250-579-0195 to email: janderso6@shaw.ca. n Peeled Passage - Karen Palmer’s slipcarved pottery shows at Wilson House gallery at 115 Tranquille Rd. until Sept. 1. n Farmer’s Market from 4pm to 8pm at Spirit Square, corner of MacKenzie and Yew, every Friday until Sept. 30. n North Shore Artwalk is on until September 5. Start at Northills Centre for free parking and pick up a map and coffee stamp card. n The Friends of Walhachin Society welcome you to the new museum in the Walhachin Soldiers Memorial Hall. Hours are Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm or by appointment. Call Val at 250-457-6678 or Colleen at 250-457-6245. n Community Canning Kitchens offered by Interior Community Services. Get together and preserve the bounty of local gardens, your own produce or harvest donated by local growers. Supplies are also provided. For more info, call or email Dede at Community Kitchens at 250-5543134 ext #618 or dbone@interiorcommunityservices.bc.ca

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LEO (July 23-Aug 22) You can expect to have a problem with your lover. Don’t put off the things that they have asked you to do. Don’t be too critical. Too much talk will lead to disputes. Get busy doing all those things at home that you have been putting off for so long. VIRGO (Aug 23-Sept 23) Discuss your problems and complaints if you wish to rectify them. Listen and formulate your course of action. You will be indecisive. Don’t forget that your budget is limited right now. LIBRA (Sept 24-Oct 23) Your home environment may be hectic, which could result in emotional upset if you aren’t well organized. Be cautious of making any residential changes this week. Keep on your toes when dealing with others. You can make a difference if you’re willing to stand up. SCORPIO (Oct 24-Nov 22)  Try not to overspend on friends or family. Don’t ignore any emotional issues that could be causing problems. Business trips might prove unproductive. Your tendency to vacillate will drive everyone crazy. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23-Dec 21)  Consider starting a small business on the side. Look for a marketable gimmick. You can sell your ideas to those who have the money to back them. Try to put your money away for a rainy day. Involvement in fitness clubs will be conducive to engaging romantic connections. CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 20) You should check out prestigious clubs or groups that have a cause you believe in. Abrupt action will cause difficulties with relatives. Keep a lookout for any individuals eager to confront you with unsavory situations. AQUARIUS (Jan 21-Feb 19) Do what you can but don’t jeopardize your health trying to please everyone. Educational pursuits can bring interesting, helpful people. Love and romance are evident. Try to calm down emotionally about personal financial matters. PISCES (Feb 20-Mar 20)  The distance may make you both appreciate each other more. Concentrate on your career and on making money. You will have no problem getting your point across to those in a position to help you. Spend some time with people who can shed some light on your personal situation. ARIES (Mar 21-April 20)  You will find that you can work progressively at improving yourself this week. Don’t ignore any emotional issues that could be causing problems. You can open up to your mate and let them know what you expect out of this relationship. TAURUS (Apr 21-May 21) Children may be on your mind. You may be tired of working for someone else. The personal problems you may be having are interfering with your productivity. Luck is with you. GEMINI (May 22-June 21)  Try to slow down, and take another look. Opportunities to make financial gains will develop through your connections with other people. Don’t put your professional reputation on the line. Proceed with caution if operating equipment or vehicles. CANCER (June 22-July 22) Get busy putting your place in order. You are ready to blow up and your stress level has gone into over drive. This will be a good day for research and for sitting down with some good, informative reading material. Horoscopes courtesy of astrologer Michael Thiessen. For daily horoscopes go to www.astrology-online.com

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