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Happy, healthy and safe for the season Once again through December, Community Safety is focusing on two special campaigns to remind the public to secure their valuables while shopping. In the interest of reducing theft from vehicles and continuing to develop community partnerships, Kamloops Community Safety has brought back their “Out of Sight” campaign. Reinforcing this message and following on the heels is its sister program, “Safe for the Season”. These are both reminders to make people more conscious of securing their purchases and valuables out of sight to reduce the risk of theft. Malls, parking lots and curb-side parking at retail locations are all prime target areas for thieves. These Lock-Out Auto Crime initiatives compliment each other and were developed to educate consumers about the potential risk

of theft from vehicles. The City of Kamloops Community Safety has partnered up with retailers, volunteers and Kamloops RCMP Auxiliary Constables. Community Safety is using stickers to convey the simple message of securing your valuables “Out of Sight”. They have asked that Kamloops retailers assist in spreading the word by putting the campaign stickers 459 TRANQUILLE on shopping bags RD to • M-S 10A demonstrate their • INSURAN commitment to CLAIMS community safe- • LIQUIDAT EVERY DAY STUFF... BUT CHEAPER! • SALVAGE ty and care www.loboymarket.comfor MERCHAN their customers. Customers shop1/8 ping around town who receive the sticker can access the City website, kamloops.ca/communitysafety, to enter to win a prize. The program has been launched and prizes will be drawn weekly for the month of December. Public response and interaction online will also help program coordinators to ascertain the effectiveness of their awareness campaigns. The stickers have been distributed to – continued on page 2

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Vote to bring $100,000 to the Kamloops community The Pavilion Theatre Renovation Project has reached the semi-finals of the Aviva Community Fund, thanks to strong support from the Kamloops community! Now, they need that great Kamloops spirit to continue, with everyone voting once a day, every day from December 3 to 12 to get them to the finals. If they make it to the finals, up to $100,000 could come to Kamloops, for the benefit of over 25 community groups that use the Pavilion Theatre. The money would go to much needed renovations to a building that is more than just a building: It is a performance space, rehearsal hall, classroom, workshop, art gallery, music stage, community event centre and Western Canadian Theatre’s (WCT) home. And if they win, this will be the second year in a row that a Kamloops project brought

Aviva Community Fund money to the community. Last year, the United Church’s project brought money for the PIT (People In Transition) Stop kitchen. Pavilion Theatre supporters’ votes helped put them over the top. What does this project need in order to be successful? It needs the citizens of Kamloops and the surrounding areas to vote! Please go to avivacommunityfund.org and register to vote. Voters can vote daily December 3 to 12. In the early 1980’s the citizens of Kamloops rallied to have the building at 1025 Lorne Street, formerly a BC Livestock Auction site, saved from demolition and renovated into a theatre centre. In the spirit of those citizens, they call on Kamloopsians to once again rise to the challenge and vote. If successful, the project will outfit the much-loved Pavilion with heating system upgrades, fire safety upgrades, stage curtains,

improved lobby bathrooms and the lighting and sound equipment it needs to be a fully functioning theatre. Details can be found at avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/acf13551 or wctlive.ca. Please vote daily! Step One: Go to avivacommunityfund.org. Click on the “Register” button in the upper right corner. Input your email and password to create an account. Step Two: When you receive a confirmation email, click on the link to complete the registration Step Three: Vote for their idea! avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/acf13551 To find their project you can search for it by # 13551 or the word Pavilion. If you have any problems, please contact Catrina at 250-372-3216 Ext. 30 or catrina@ wctlive.ca.

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On Saturday, December 15 local RCMP Officers, Auxiliaries and community volunteers will graciously volunteered their time for a worthwhile cause. RCMP cruisers will be parked outside of Wal-Mart from 10:00am to 4:00pm and Toys R Us from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Volunteers are hoping the community will help “stuff” the cruisers with donations of food, toys and clothing for Christmas Amalgamated. Christmas Amalgamated helps make Christmas brighter for many families in Kamloops. This year, Christmas Amalgamated anticipates distributing over 2000 hampers. You can help by donating a new toy, clothing or non-perishable food items. Please take a moment to look over the suggested list of items: clothing for children (newborn to 14 years) blankets (newborn to 12 months) developmental toys (newborn to toddler) toys (teen boys) grooming products (teen boys) chocolates - mixed nuts and Christmas cake. Please no second hand items except winter coats. We thank you in advance for your generosity. For more information please contact Sally Whitson of Christmas Amalgamated at 250-376-0777 or Cst Natalie Anfield of the Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000.

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Shoppers encouraged to practice crime reduction – continued from page 1 merchants and participating business are listed on the campaign website. More merchants are encouraged to get on board with the concept. Out of Sight stickers are available for no charge to any businesses wanting to take part. Contact Community Safety and they will deliver the stickers to your business. Auxiliary RCMP and volunteers will be conducting foot patrols to create a presence at retail outlets for the “Safe for the Season” campaign. They will engage with shoppers,

be on the lookout for suspicious activity and placing the Safe for the Season tip cards on vehicle windshields. The cards contain information on best practices for vehicle crime prevention. The goal is to encourage everyone to participate in crime reduction through better awareness and safer practices. Being pro-active when it comes to protecting yourself is a message that the City of Kamloops Community Safety and the Kamloops RCMP are working to spread through such initiatives.

In order to combat this type of criminal behaviour, the community must work together to change behaviour and make people aware that they share in the responsibility to reduce auto crime and ensure that thieves are not offered the opportunity to steal. You can find out more information about both the “Out of Sight” and “Safe for the Season” by contacting the City of Kamloops Community Safety office at 250-828-3818 or online at kamloops.ca/communitysafety Jody Tippett

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World record setting students Bert Edwards Science and Technology School (BEST), working with BIG Little Science Centre, have had their results for the Guinness World Record accepted! They are now officially part of a new World Record for a science lesson, along with many other schools from across Canada, and will be listed in the Guinness World Records! Working at BIG Little Science Centre, BEST intermediate students took part in a Canadawide record for “Largest Simultaneous Practical Science Lesson in multiple venues; same time and same lesson.” The experiments involved performing and observing how materials react to the movement of fluids, following Bernoulli’s Principle. BEST students did two different experiments; first they predicted what would happen and then they performed the experiments to observe what really happened. Experiment One involved blowing between

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two balloons held about 10 centimetres apart. Experiment Two involved blowing through a drinking straw, straight across the top of another straw standing upright in water. Organized by the Government of Canada, this record attempt was a giant undertaking. Over 85 grade 4 to 6 students from Bert Edwards participated, along with teachers, community volunteers and the BIG Little Science Centre. This event took place

on October 12 and is the first time this record has been tried. Results are still being examined, but BEST’s results have been accepted. Check out the information and photos listed under the National Science and Technology Week part of the Government of Canada’s Science website science.bc.ca. Stay tuned for the upcoming video link at the BIG Little Science Centre website blscs.org.

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A musical journey with B3 Kings Building on last year’s success, the B3 Kings will become an annual Christmas concert in Kamloops. The B3 Kings perform every Christmas at Vancouver’s Cellar Jazz Club playing to sold out houses every night. Their take on the classic holiday repertoire is super funky and makes singing along to Christmas tunes fun again! Backed by the propulsive drumming and lush vocals of Denzal Sinclaire, the grooving bass and funky organ of Chris Gestrin, the tasty comping of guitarist Bill Coon and punchy, funky horns of Cory Weeds, The B3 Kings are

a must see over the holiday season. Their debut CD “Cellar Live Christmas” has been heralded as one of the best Holiday discs to appear in years. This year they will perform in Kamloops at a small, intimate show in the Stage House Theatre, located at 422 Tranquille Road, on Thursday, December 20. The doors are open at 7:00pm but don’t wait to get tickets at the door as a full house is anticipated. Purchase your tickets in advance through Kamloops Live Box Office online at kamloopslive.com or by phone 250-374-5483.

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Marcia and Trevor Dick brought their family out to Wilson House last Thursday for the NSBIA’s Celebration of Lights. They received a pair of free tickets from Daniel Buchanan and Blake Culbert of the Kamloops Storm Junior Hockey Club.

CHBA CI to bring Dianne Buckner as a speaker The Canadian Home Builders’ Association Central Interior (CHBA CI) has confirmed Dianne Buckner as the keynote speaker for the January 23 Dinner Meeting at the Kamloops Convention Centre. Dianne Buckner is currently the host of CBC’s Dragons’ Den. She is also known for her work on Venture and Fortune Hunters. Each of these shows has an entrepreneurial focus and highlights social and consumer trends. In addition to her role on Dragons’ Den, she is a member of the business team at CBC News and writes a weekly col-

umn about small business for cbc.ca. She can be seen on CBC’s local dinner-hour newscasts across the country. Dianne will speak about emerging trends in business and marketing and how Canadian entrepreneurs are capitalizing on them. “The Special Speaker Series is a benefit for our members and is open to the public,” said CHBA CI President Brian Hayashi. “It is a great way to kick off the New Year.” In the past the CHBA CI has featured Trevor Linden, Rex Murphy, and Bob Lenarduzzi.

Pet responsibility for owners with multiple animals The City’s Dog Responsibility and Control By-law requires that no one shall keep, harbour, or have more than two dogs over the age of six months within the City. If a resident has more than two dogs he or she can apply to Council for a variance to have more than three dogs or a combination with other animals for a total of four animals. The applicant must pay a non-refundable $350 variance application fee. City Council agreed to waive the $350 dog variance application fee for 2012 if the application met the following criteria: a) is generated as a result of licence renewals; or b) is generated as a result of a resident selfidentifying to the city and spe-

cifically By-Law Enforcement, that they have more than two dogs and such dogs have not been recently acquired within the preceding six months; and c) the resident is not subject of enforcement or compliance as a result of a nuisance from the dogs, related compliant or file generated as a result of By-Law

staff identifying too many dogs owned by such resident and whom had not previously identified the presence of more than two dogs as noted in (b). However, please note that effective January, there will no longer be a waiver to the application fee and the full $350 fee will be in effect.

Swim this Christmas at Westsyde Pool Youth, families and individuals looking to enjoy a swim or workout during the Christmas holidays now have the option to do so at the Westsyde Pool and Community Centre. The City of Kamloops, in collaboration with the Westsyde Community Development Society, is pleased to be able to keep the facility open for limited hours during the upcoming holiday season. Visit the pool or www.kamloops.ca/swim for a copy of the Westsyde Pool and Community Centre’s Christmas schedule.


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The number of Canadians living in poverty remains unacceptably high and continues to grow. For too many Canadians, the necessities of life needed for basic human dignity are out of reach. Poverty is the root cause that puts dignity out of reach for millions of Canadians, making access to everyday needs, like food, clothing and shelter, difficult. The Salvation Army believes that human dignity is a fundamental right for all. When you give, you are helping support access to basic rights, such as nutritious food, health care, education and economic opportunity. Many of you already know about the work done by the dedicated members of the Salvation Army. You are used to seeing them all over Kamloops with their Christmas Kettles raising money for those less fortunate. The Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Campaign is a fundraising effort that occurs each year during the Christmas season. Kettles are found across Canada and are an opportunity for the public to donate whatever funds they can to support the work of The Salvation Army during the Christmas season and throughout the year. Did you know that you can donate to the Salvation Army Christmas Kettle online or become an online

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will be asked to make a secure online donation using their credit card or PayPal. There is no registration fee to host a virtual Salvation Army kettle and the online system will automatically generate an official, government approved e-receipt accompanied by an e-mail thanking the donor for their generous support of the work of The Salvation Army. The process typically only takes a few minutes at which point the transaction is complete.

All donations support vulnerable people at Christmas and throughout the year in our local community. By participating and hosting your own online kettle, you are investing in the future of marginalized and overlooked people with this direct, compassionate, hands-on service that restores hope and dignity to those who might otherwise remain invisible in society. Visit SalvationArmy. ca/iKettle to learn more and to sign up. Jody Tippett

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Once upon a starry, nostalgic night ■■ Badminton Update: Holiday schedule is Dec. 4, 18 and returning Jan. 8 for 2013 season. OLPH Gym, 235 Poplar St. FMI contact Robert at 250-579-0193. ■■ Christmas with a Twist by Desert Sounds harmony Chorus on Dec. 5 at 7pm at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 1136 6th Ave. FMI or tickets contact Tracey at 250-851-2684 or runjan@telus. net. Tickets available at the door. ■■ Dog Training Seminar on reactive and aggressive dogs. Part One on Dec. 5 from 6:30 to 9pm and Part Two on Dec 12 from 6:30 to 9pm at St. George’s Angelican Church, 308 Royal Ave. To register visit www.fivestardogs.ca. ■■ Fifth Annual Shoe Memorial on Dec. 6 from 11am to 2pm, with speakers at 12:15pm, at St. Andrew’s on the Square, 159 Seymour St. Commemorate the lives of women who have been killed by domestic violence by donating shoes to the Kamloops Shoe Memorial. Drop off shoes at Runners Sole, Classic FX, Kamloops Hot Yoga, YMCA/ YWCA Downtown and North Shore. ■■ Drawing Faces, a Kamloops Arts Council workshop with Mairi Budreau on Dec. 8 from 9am to 12pm at Parkview Activity Centre, 500 McDonald Ave. Register at 250-828-3611 for KAC members or 250-828-3500 for non-members. Course #20251. ■■ Cindy Hayden Rebuilding stained glass exhibit to Dec. 19 at Wilson House Gallery, 115 Tranquille Rd. Fundraiser for Janet Whitehead. Gallery hours: Mon. to Fri. from 1 to 4pm. ■■ Variety Arts Show and Sale on Dec. 14 from 10am to 8pm at St. Andrews on the Square with featured artist, Ted Smith. Olga

DECEMBER NIGHTS - December’s full Moon is December 28. It is called the Full Cold Moon as the winter cold fastens its grip and the nights become long and dark. This full moon is also called the Long Nights Moon by some Native tribes. Other December sky highlights include a new moon on December 13, meaning it won’t interfere with the intense Geminid meteor shower beginning on the same night. The Moon and Jupiter form a holiday conjunction on December 25, with the orange star Aldebaran dangling below them. This is a backyard view of the moon rising over Mount Peter from Batchelor Heights. Submitted by: Russell Kutcher.

Burr, Bonnie May, Cathie Peters and many artists have also donated works of art for the sale. No admission fee. Proceeds to the Kamloops Area Preservation Association. ■■ Community Christmas Party at the Ukrainian Hall Friday, Dec. 14 at 5pm. Tickets available at Seniors Activity & Drop-in Centre at the Brock Shop and at the CSI Centre for Seniors Information at Northills Centre. ■■ Taoist Tai Chi Club free info session and demo at 2pm on Dec. 15 at the Kamloops Library. Call 250-372-5145 to sign up. ■■ CP Rail Holiday Train will be at the Interior Savings Parking Lot Dec. 16 at 5:30pm. Performances by Miss Emily and Doc Walker. Bring a cash or food donation for the Kamloops Food Bank. ■■ B3 Kings on Dec. 20 at 7:30pm

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at the Stage House Theatre, 422 Tranquille Rd. Tickets available at Kamloops Live Box Office: www. kamloopslive.ca or 250-374-5483. ■■ BC Wildlife Park’s Wildlights Festival Dec. 14 to Jan. 6 from 5 to 9pm. Visit with Santa from Dec. 14 to 24. FMI visit www.bczoo.org ■■ Kamloops Poetry Slam on the 2nd and last Wed. of every month at The Art We Are, 246 Victoria St. Sign up is at 6:30pm and the event begins at 7pm. Minimum donation and/or a donation to the Kamloops Food Bank. FMI call Dianna at 250-852-1068. ■■ Kamloops Human Library project - fourth Saturday of each month (Nov. 24) from 3 to 5pm at the Smorgasbord Deli, 255 7th Ave. FMI contact Lissa Millar at humanlibrarian@gmail.com.

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■■ Let’s Dance on Dec. 7 at the Ukrainian Hall, 725 York St. Cocktails at 5:30pm, dinner at 6:30pm and dance at 8pm. Reserve tickets by Nov. 30. FMI and tickets contact Judy at 250374-4109, Zonia at 250-372-0091 or Ed at 250-374-2774. ■■ Kam High’s Class of 1963 50 Year Reunion on Sept. 13 to 15, 2013. Interested class members please send your contact info to the organizing committee at kamhigh1963@gmail.com. ■■ Art in the Park: Call for artists for July 1, 2013. Earlybird application deadline is Feb. 1. Register from Feb 2 to Mar. 16 with artists being current members of the Kamloops Arts Council. Apply online at: www.kamloopsarts.ca or pick up form at Kamloops Arts Council office, 7 Seymour St. W.

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