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A celebration of culture and heritage The first newcomers to our region were fur traders who established forts at Kamloops in 1812. On August 25 at Riverside Park, the heart of our community, our townspeople and visitors will come together to celebrate the Bi-Centennial of Kamloops with a theme of “2 Rivers, 2 Peoples, 200 years”. A canoe rendezvous with City Council and Tk’emlúps Council will highlight this anniversary. Naturally, this is a timely reason to explore and be mindful of the story of the Secwepemc Peoples,

their traditional culture and their word Tk’emlups, meaning where experiences following contact the rivers meet. For centuries, with non-natives 200 years ago. this has been the home of the The Shuswap or Secwepemc Tk’emlupsemc, people of the conpeople occupy a vast territory of fluence. Tk’emlups te Secwepemc, forthe interior of British Columbia. The word Shuswap is an English merly known as Kamloops Indian version of Secwepemc. This tra- Band land base was established in ditional territory stretches from 1862. It is located east of the North the Columbia River valley along Thompson River and north of the the Rocky Mountains, west to South Thompson River, adjacent the Fraser River, and south to the to the City of Kamloops. RSOE - fr ear jan 25 2012.indd 1 Today there are more than 1,000 Arrow Lakes. Most Secwepemc members living on and off the people live in the river valleys. The word “Kamloops” is the reserve. The 33,000-acre reserve English translation of the Shuswap supports a variety of uses includ-

ing residential, industrial, commercial and agricultural, resource development and other economic opportunities. Tk’emlups manages the operation of the Secwepemc Museum and Heritage Park, a native Post-Secondary Education Institute, the Sk’elep School of Excellence and the Tk’emlups Gas Bar. They have also re-established the annual Shuswap Gathering The Kamloopa Pow Wow - where traditional cultural activities are expressed in songs, dances, food, sharing and prayer. – continued on page 2

Immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of the Shuswap People at the Secwepemc Heritage Park, a 12-acre Native Heritage Park with more than a kilometer of trails, located on the north bank of the South Thompson River.

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A healthy pregnancy is just a phone call away For pregnant women in several Interior Health communities, information, resources and services to get the best start for mom and baby are just a quick phone call away. Interior Health has announced the launch of its prenatal registry service on August 14 in the communities of Cranbrook/ Kimberley, Nelson/ Castlegar/ Trail, Central Okanagan, Vernon, Kamloops and Williams Lake/ Cariboo Chilcotin. “Making it easy to get answers to questions that women may have while pregnant will help moms and babies get a healthy start to life,” said Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett. “I look forward to seeing the pilot service expand to all Interior Health communities in the near future so all pregnant women can use the phone line to get information on services and supports available to them.” The prenatal registry is a toll-free confidential phone line (1-855-868-7710) that women can call

All Peoples heritage – continued from page 1 “Everyone come together to help one another” is the vision statement of the The Secwepemc Cultural Education Society, a non profit organization formed in 1983 with a mandate to preserve, record, perpetuate, and enhance the Secwepemc language, history and culture. Visitors and locals have the opportunity to experience this living, thriving culture and history firsthand at the Secwepemc Museum and Heritage Park, 355 Yellowhead Highway, just east of the Kamloopa Pow-Wow grounds. The Secwepemc Museum’s collection of historical photographs, illustrations and artifacts are complimented by a 12-acre Native Heritage Park. More than a kilometer of trails, located on the banks of the South Thompson River, lead visitors through the archaeological remains of a 2000-year old Secwepemc winter village site, four reconstructed winter pit houses and a summer village. A hunting lean-to, fish drying rack, fish trap and smoke house are among other sights. The Secwepemc Ethnobotanical Gardens in the Heritage Park represent the ecosystem found within the Secwepemc Territory. Interpretive signs located at each garden describe the ecosystem in which the plants grow naturally. Take some time to explore the Secwepemc Museum and Heritage Park. Through this sharing of cultural history, an awareness, understanding and respect are promoted. This is a kind of celebration that honours all people’s heritage. Jody Tippett

to register for the birth of their babies, ask questions and get valuable information about services available to support a healthy pregnancy. “Not all pregnant women have the same needs. Some may be calling to sign up for prenatal classes, others may have questions about healthy eating and some may just want to know what supports are available in their communities,” said Anne Clarotto, Promotion and Prevention

Program Director with Interior Health. “Instead of calling a few places to get this information they can now call one number. It’s like a one-stop shop for a healthy pregnancy.” The prenatal registry will operate from 10am to 3pm from Tuesday through Friday. The service is available for all pregnant women in the pilot communities. For more information:

New Bike Locker Program at transit exchanges

The City is now offering bike lockers for rent at the Lansdowne Village and North Shore Transit Exchanges. For just ten dollars per month (+ HST) residents can have secure storage of their bicycles and related gear. A $50 refundable deposit is required at time of application. Bicycle lockers provide excellent, secure bicycle parking by improving protection from theft, vandalism and inclement weather. The lockers are designed to hold one bicycle each as well as bicycle gear such as panniers, locks and lights. There are eight lockers at the downtown exchange and four at the north shore exchange. Call 250-828-3407 for more details and to check availability.

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Recently, our roving crackerjack reporter came across the interesting talent of Ray Davies playing a pan flute outside of Harmony United Music on Tranquille Road. Ray, who was on holidays from his regular job at Tolko, had been enjoying playing for the enjoyment of others and plans to continue performing most Saturdays weather permitting! Ray gets his pan flutes from Hawaii and sells them in Harmony United Music. For more information, visit Panflute music/ and flutes on facebook.

Deadline is on for Diamond Jubilee Medal nominations Cathy McLeod, Member of Parliament for Kamloops – Thompson – Cariboo sent out a reminder recently that the deadline for nominating an individual for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal is September 1.

“There has been a tremendous response to the call for nominations. However, I want to make sure that everyone knows that the deadline is right around the corner and to get your nominations in now,” said McLeod.

All constituents may contact Mrs. McLeod’s office to recommend potential candidates for the medal. For those wishing to nominate an individual for this honour please call the Kamloops office at 250-851-4991 or email cathy. in order to have the nomination form sent to you. All forms must be submitted by September 1. The presentation of the Jubilee Medals will take place throughout the riding in October.

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Gardengate hosts its 9th Annual Summer Salsa Challenge! On Thursday, August 16, Gardengate celebrated 13 years of “Growing Food, Growing Futures” during its 9th Annual Summer Salsa Challenge! Past and present participants, volunteers and staff were joined by local community service providers and Kamloops residents to celebrate over a decade of hard work and friendship. Gardengate was formed in 1999 to address two issues: food security and opportunities for persons with mental health issues. It is managed by Open Door Group in co-operation with the Kamloops Food Policy Council. With support from local businesses, volunteers and the Interior Health Authority, the Gardengate site was established in Brocklehurst and programming began in 2001. Its mission is “growing food and futures through diverse and supportive programs for persons with disabilities while contributing to the health and wellness of our community.” In order to fulfill its mission of contributing to the health of the community, Gardengate has donated over 180,000lbs of organic produce to local charities in the past 13 years. Today, the 2.8 acre site features rows of organic

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produce, a greenhouse, orchard, classroom, kitchen and cold storage. Each morning, Gardengate teams with activity as participants living with mental health issues work alongside staff and community volunteers to tend to the garden’s needs. Through these activities participants gain confidence and build their vocational skills. In 2008, the Accessible Garden was

opened, providing opportunities for persons with mobility issues to plant and tend to their own gardens on site. Cooking classes, horticulture workshops, field trips, organic farming practices and produce and plant sales are just a few components to Gardengate’s unique program. Gardengate is located at 915 Southill, beside Overlander Extended Care Hospital.

Airport numbers increase Kamloops Airport has announced the traveler numbers for the month of June as compared to the same period in the previous year. The number of passengers in July increased over the same period last year as more

travelers take advantage of the convenient routes and destinations offered from Kamloops Airport. There was also a modest increase in provincial wildfire activity compared to the previous year.


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Just having a look Jakob Sirianni takes a moment to check out artwork by Sherri May at Harmony United Music before his guitar lesson on August 14. Harmony United Music on Tranquille Road is just one of over 30 businesses that has teamed up with local artists for this years North Shore Artwalk on now until September 3. Get on your walking shoes and take an art walk for yourself!

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Life is like a box of crayons … I picked four crayons up off the dining room floor and waiting to reach critical mass, that random accident tucked them safely back into their box. Before the grand- lurking around the next curve or some other life-taking kids’ visit, it was a brand new box. There’s something moment. Death stalks us every day – and every day we in me that still loves to open a new box of crayons. So wake in the morning living and breathing is a gift. much potential awaits in those neat rows of Each new day opens just like that new brightly coloured points looking out at me. box of crayons – filled with potential. Each Lately I’ve been reflecting a fair bit about day we can choose what colours we’ll take death. Maybe it’s my age and the fact that out of that box and what we’ll create with too many people in my age category are them. And as lovely as those brand new still dying. Maybe it’s because my job asks that with points on them crayons are there is still I spend time with many folks who are in potential in those paper torn off worn down a dance with death, either their own or the and broken crayons too. death of one they loved. Welcome to a new day! How will you As I walked through the kitchen toward colour this one? minister’s the crayons on the floor, I was contemplatRev LeAnn Blackert in ministry with musings ing how death stalks each and every one of Mount Paul United Church on the North LeAnn Blackert us – whether it is in miniscule cancer cells Shore. (

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Microsoft should make cars, GM should make software It is said that, Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated: “If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving twenty-five dollar cars that got 1000 miles to the gallon.” In response to Bill’s comments, General Motors issued a press release stating the following: “If GM had developed technology like Microsoft, we would be driving cars with the following characteristics: For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash twice a day. Every time they repainted the lines on the road, you would have to buy a new car. Occasionally, your car would die on the freeway for no reason, and you would accept this, restart and drive on. Occasionally, executing a maneuver such as a left turn would cause your car to shut down and refuse to restart; in which case you would have to reinstall the engine. Only one person at a time could use the car, unless you bought ‘Car95’ or ‘CarNT.’ Then you would have to buy more seats. Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was more reliable, five times as fast

and twice as easy to drive, but would only run on five percent of the roads. The oil, water, temperature and alternator warning lights would be replaced by a single ‘general car fault’ warning light. New seats would force everyone to have the same back-end size. The airbag system would say ‘Are you sure?’ before going off. Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you out and refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door handle, turned the key and grabbed hold of the radio antenna. GM would require all car buyers to also purchase a deluxe set of Rand McNally road maps (now a GM subsidiary), even though they neither need them nor want them. Attempting to delete this option would immediately cause the car’s performance to diminish by 50 per cent or more. Every time GM introduced a new model, car buyers would 10/08/12 AM have to learn how to drive11:22 all over again because none of the controls would operate in the same manner as the old car. You’d press the ‘Start’ button to shut off the engine.


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Your Horoscope

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LEO (July 23-Aug 22)  Stay mellow. Your tendency to overreact could get you into trouble. Try a barbecue or a day at the beach. You can meet new and exciting lovers through work related projects. VIRGO (Aug 23-Sept 23)  You could have a tendency to spend too much on your home or entertainment. Travel will promote new romantic en counters. Go over their important documents and take the time to suggest alternatives. Disharmony will result in a lowered vitality. Stress may result in minor illness. LIBRA (Sept 24-Oct 23)  You may have the opportunity to get involved in some interesting conversations. Don’t believe everything you hear. Take a close look at any contracts you’ve signed in order to be sure exactly where you stand. Try not to upset others with your plans. SCORPIO (Oct 24-Nov 22)  Although upsetting, changes in your domestic situation will be favorable. You need to reevaluate your situation. Sit tight. Things aren’t as bad as they appear. Go after your goals and don’t be afraid to ask for assistance. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23-Dec 21)  Don’t believe everything you hear. You should be on the road. You may want to sign up for courses that will encourage you to have more confidence in yourself. This is a wonderful day to look into courses or hobbies that interest you. CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 20)  Your ideas are good and career moves can be realized. Try to keep an open mind. You can pick up information that will give you an edge. Expand your knowledge and sign up for courses and seminars. AQUARIUS (Jan 21-Feb 19)  Don’t be too pushy or demanding, or you may find yourself all alone. Try to be understanding. Do not push your opinions or try to reform your emotional partner this week. You need an energetic outlet that will help you dissipate your anxiety. PISCES (Feb 20-Mar 20)  Your ideas may be a little ahead of their time; don’t push them, instead just continue working on development. You have to feel free to come and go as you please to achieve happiness. Travel will stimulate your need to experience exciting new things. You can solidify your relationship if you plan a special evening with your mate. ARIES (Mar 21-April 20)  You may need to make a few alterations to your living arrangements. You can’t live your life for others. Patience will be of utmost importance. Be sure not to reveal private information to the wrong individuals. TAURUS (Apr 21-May 21)  Don’t take your frustrations out on the ones you love. Avoid letting family get involved in your personal life. Friends may not understand your situation. Opportunities to get ahead are evident. GEMINI (May 22-June 21)  Don’t let criticism upset you. Hassles will delay your plans. Expand your knowledge and sign up for courses and seminars. Stand up and propose your ideas, and you’ll be surprised how many people will follow you. For now just do the best you can. CANCER (June 22-July 22)  You’ll be surprised how much you can accomplish. Don’t reveal anything about your personal life that could be used adversely. Be careful not to exaggerate when interacting with your lover. You can make amends by taking them somewhere special. Horoscopes courtesy of astrologer Michael Thiessen. For daily horoscopes go to


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9:00 am

Pancake Breakfast

Riverside Park

10:00 am

Singing Voyageurs

Stage 2

11:00 am

Celtic Music

Stage 2

12:00 pm

Shane Camille

Stage 2

1:00 pm


Stage 1

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Stage 1

2:15 pm


Stage 2

3:00 pm

Singing Voyageurs

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4:00 pm

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EVENTS TO TAKE IN ALL DAY: Free 30 minute walking tours, free face painting, historical re-enactors and encampment, artisan demos, food vendors, community booths and more!

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