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Victor Martin has been pounding the pavement in an effort to raise money to send two children with special needs from Kamloops to summer camp. Victor is a proud Kamloops Brock Central Lions Club member who strongly believes in the Annual Food Lottery. He doesn’t like a lot of attention on himself; he only talks about the people who he has helped over the years. He has many stories about these people. Victor has been a Lions member for 38 years, with many of them being president, and he will be celebrating his 79th birthday this month. The gentle giant, with the yellow jacket, is on a mission to sell as many of the 200 books of tickets as he can. “Last year I sold 65 tickets and the year before that I sold 75,” comments Victor about his supreme selling skills. He has such a strong desire to send two kids to camp, that he even started selling his tickets early. There are 24 tickets per book and if all the tickets are sold that is $5,000 and enough for two kids to attend Camp Winfield. Camp Winfield is a BC Easter Seals Camp where children can enjoy a summer adventure in a safe and supportive setting located just outside of Vernon. All of the camp activities are designed to build confidence, independence and peer interaction. This

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sleepover summer camp session allows children six to 18 years old who have a mental and/or physical disability enjoy the fun camp can offer. May 19would Many ofThursday, these children not get the opportunity to attend summer camp if it was for the generous volunteers and donations around Kamloops. This is the fifth year Victor has open for business 250.376.2411 been walking the streets selling tickets. The old saying that is takes a village to raise a child comes into play here. “It costs about $2,400 to send one kid to Camp Winfield,” comments Victor. “It is hard, but there are many resources for the kids like two instructors for ever kid and if a child has a wheelchair they are accompanied by a medical person and a councilor.” The support the children get is priceless according to Victor. “It is a great camp. Whenever they have a cleanup crew there, I go and help out.” The Annual Food Lottery, in cooperation with Coopers Foods, draw date is set for May 31st at the Fraternal Order of Eagles hall located at 755 Tranquille Road. There will be eight winners chosen who will receive Cooper Foods gift cards. If you see Victor hanging around a local Coopers Foods, take the time to talk to him and

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The O’Leary family enjoyed a hot lunch after taking part in the fivrK walk for last year’s Coldest Night of the Year. They will be walking again on February 22, 2014. The New Life Mission team needs walkers and donors. Join them for what will be a fun night! Visit coldestnightoftheyear.org/location/kamloops to join up or pledge your support.

Tim Hortons Brier teams finalized The final seven teams that will compete in the 2014 Tim Hortons Brier, presented by SecurTek – the Canadian men’s curling championship – were determined on February 9 with the wrap-up of playdowns in five provinces, as well as Northern Ontario and the Northwest Territories/Yukon.  Curling fans in Kamloops, host city for the Tim Hortons Brier, March 1 to 9 in the Interior Savings Centre, were focused on the outcome of the British Columbia playdowns at the Vancouver Curling Club.  The Kelowna/Vernon team skipped by John Morris, with Kamloops-raised Jim Cotter throwing fourth stones and Tyrel Griffith and Rick Sawatsky on the front end, downed Jason Montgomery by an 11 to two score in the final to become the hometown favourites.  The battle of Alberta came down to a championship showdown between heavyweights Kevin Martin and Kevin Koe in Lacombe. Kevin Martin advanced to the final undefeated, but fell seven to five in the championship game to the Koe foursome, rounded out by Pat Simmons, Carter Rycroft and Nolan Thiessen.  Further north in Whitehorse, brother Jamie Koe prevailed to represent the Northwest Territories/Yukon for an eighth time at the Tim Hortons Brier, including the past six years in a row. He will be joined in Kamloops

by teammates Kevin Whitehead, Brad Chorostkowski and Robert Borden.  In Schumacher, Ont., 1996 Canadian junior champ Jeff Currie defeated Brian Adams Jr. by a nine to four score to wear Northern Ontario colours for the first time in the Canadian men’s championship, with the support of Mike McCarville, Colin Koivula and Jamie Childs.  On the Atlantic coast, playdowns in New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia saw three teams with prior experience at the Canadian championship punch tickets to Kamloops.  James Grattan will be making his 11th appearance for New Brunswick at the national cham-

pionship after defeating Marc Lecocq in Moncton. James will lead Jason Roach, Darren Roach and Josh Barry into the Interior Saving Centre.  Eddie MacKenzie defended his 2013 Prince Edward Island title, with teammates Anson Carmody, Tyler MacKenzie and Sean Ledgerwood, downing top-seeded Jamie Newson in the championship final at the Montague Curling Club in Charlottetown.  In Nova Scotia, 2012 provincial champion Jamie Murphy defeated 2004 Tankard-winner Mark Dacey 12 to eight in the final match. Jamie will head to Kamloops with third Jordan Pinder, second Mike Bardsley and lead Donald McDermaid.

Global issues youth symposium The Kamloops Global Awareness Network (KGAN) hosting an International Development Day Youth Symposium. This interactive workshop is designed for youth ages 13 to 18 who will learn about global issues and hear from inspiring speakers from across Canada. This free event will be co-hosted with Rotaract Club of Kamloops Fusion and will be about learning, inspiration, motivation and most important… having lots of fun! It will be at the Holiday Inn and Suites on February 21 from 11:00 am to 3:00pm. Lunch is included in the registrations. This is a free event, but space

is limited. Please contact LeighAnne Larsen, KGAN Youth Symposium coordinator, at 250377-3484 or kganyouthsymposium@gmail.com.

Helping dreams - continued from front hear the extraordinary stories he has about the kids he helped send to camp. He is a hero to many families and children who have had a dream come true thanks to the dedication and determination of Victor. Help him help those out there who need the support of a community. Ashley Demedeiros

A group of local volunteers has launched a simple online survey to find out the interest of Kamloopsians in a vehicle-sharing program. “Vehicle-sharing is a great option for people who use alternate modes of transportation and want access to a vehicle occasionally and to those who own a vehicle and want access to a second vehicle some of the time,” says Krystal Kehoe, interim project co-ordinator for Kamloops Car Share. These vehicles would be owned, insured, maintained, serviced and scheduled to driver-members by the group managing the program. People are asked to complete the survey at kamloopscarshare. ca by February 24 when results will be collated.

Legacy fund The Kamloops Blazers Sports Society members and Board of Directors announced on February 11 the allocation of the 2014 grants from the Sports Legacy Fund (SLF) to the Kamloops and Region sport community. Thirty-two organizations received $338,000 in funding as a result of the 2013 Application Process. The Society’s decision to maintain the Sports Legacy Fund as a long-term investment in the sport community is based on the recognition that the grants provide for organizational capacity building and volunteer support. Highlighted this year is continued support for the community coaching grants administered by PacificSport Interior for $65,000 and a grant of $30,000 to the Kamloops KidSport Chapter to assist financially disadvantaged youth participate in organized sport. The 2014 allotment includes year three/five year payment of $15,000 to the Kamloops Minor Baseball Association and year two/three grant of $13,333 to the Overlander Ski Club to improve the facilities at Stake Lake. The Kamloops Tennis Association was granted $25,000. The Kamloops Track and Field received $29,500. The annual application period extends form October 1 to November 30 of each year and the allocation by the nine member board of directors occurs in January.


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Amazing Race to raise money for waterpark The Westsyde Community Development Society (WCDS) is in the works with the proposed implementation of the Phase 1 for the creation of the Splash Park for children and families in Centennial Park in Westsyde.  They have been fundraising for four years. This year is critically important for them with respect to finances as the WCDS, in partnership with the City, are assuming responsibility for the project. One of the major venues with raising money for

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Women’s Day conference addresses handling stress The secret is out. Why we believe ‘women are from Venus, men are from Mars. It comes from the way we handle stress. Is there a difference between male stress and female stress? Why does stress affect women differently than men? In Kamloops, the Spirit of Women is hosting a day to address stress in all women on March 8 at the South Thompson Inn Conference Centre. The Intentional Women’s Day celebration begins at 9:00am and ends

with dinner starting at 6:00pm. International Women’s Day (IWD) is a day when women around the world gather to celebrate their achievements. It is a day when women gather to discuss and address issues that affect women’s health, safety and well-being. Looking at how stress affects your health an important issue, for women in Kamloops, the region and around the world. Stress impacts your mental and physical health.

The IWD conference coordinators have scheduled workshop facilitators Holly Eburne and Isabelle Hamptonstone who will share their expertise, provide tips and strategies to help women identify and reduce stress. One of the best ways to deal with stress is to have more fun and laughter in your life, Tara Holmes and Lisa McCauley will raise our spirits with their unique brand of comedy. To find out more visit: women-helpingwomen.com.

Provincial moose study to help manage population A comprehensive five-year moose study that will investigate recent moose population declines in B.C.’s interior is now underway. The study will engage 11 wildlife biologists, one wildlife veterinarian and several other staff over its fiveyear duration. Over 200 moose will be radio collared, their movements tracked. Inventory work conducted by wildlife biologists in 2011/12 and 2012/13 indicated that moose densities in some areas of British Columbia’s Interior have declined, while they were stable in other areas. The study will help determine what factors contributed to the declines and what can be done to reverse them. There are currently five separate study areas ranging from near Fort St. James in the north to the Bonaparte region northwest of Kamloops. The study will consider what factors, like hunting pressure, predators, parasites and diseases, and climate, influence the risk of mortality to moose; how forestry-related changes to the landscape may impact those mortality risks; sea-

sonal movement and distribution of moose populations in target areas. A map of the study areas is at: newsroom.gov.bc.ca/downloads/ Provincial_moose_monitoring_areas_January_22_14.pdf

Although the final results of the study will not be available for several years, wildlife biologists will be able to use preliminary information to help direct management of moose throughout the province.

Inaugural MMA fight night event Kamloops fight fans get ready, the wait is over! Unified Combat League (UCL), will be hosting the first MMA event to ever be held in Kamloops, BC. ‘UCL 20 Ascension’ will take place on February 22 at the Tournament Capitol Centre. Fighters from Kamloops include: Morgan Littlechild, Mikel Dupont, Derek Apps, Walter Barrios, Mathew Blair and Jaxson Stead. Fans can purchase tickets for this historic event at unifiedcombatleague.com or at any ticket web location.

Healthy choices at Healthy Hearts Fair Join the City of Kamloops in celebrating the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Heart Month campaign by attending the Healthy Hearts Fair and ProD Swim on February 21.   This third annual event will take place between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm in the Tournament Capital Centre Lobby. Patrons will have the opportunity to learn about healthy choices, AED operation, CPR training, emergency response and more! This fair also includes the Happy Hearts Pro-D Swim from 12:00 to 3:00 pm. A face painter will be on-site for all to enjoy, by donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.  There are also other ongoing events throughout the month of February. Put Your Heart Into It: Attend two City of Kamloops fitness classes per week each week in February and enter to win a draw prize.


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2014 will be better than ever for the NSBIA With the renewal of their business-funding contract, the North Shore Business Improvement Association (NSBIA) is in full swing. They had their Annual General Meeting on February 12 at the North Shore Community Centre located at 452 - 730 Cottonwood Avenue. The NSBIA approved its 2013 Financial Reports, passed its 2014 Budget and elected a new Board of Directors. 2013/2014 president Lynda Vigor chaired the meeting: “We had a great 25 year anniversary in 2013. Last year brought a new direction and new projects to the North Shore and we’re excited to build on those successes. With our new board of directors for this year we’re excited about our future.” There are five returning board members and five new board members: Doug Anderson (Magnum Machine) – new, Darren Hicks (Interior Crafts and Hobbies), Valerie Hostyn (Capri Insurance) – new, Ian MacRae (National Money Mart) – new, Don MacMillan (Big Don’s Super Pawn) – new, Greg Power (Western Restaurant Supply), Ed Ratuski (Kamloops Airport), Marg Spina (City of Kamloops liaison), Lynda Vigor (PCT Computers) and Andrew Watson (No Limits Fitness) – new. “It’s been a great nine months for me since starting as executive director for the NSBIA. It’s the hard work of the past 25 years that has built the economic and social foundation we’re building the next 25 years on. We’re all about the team at the NSBIA and I’m looking forward to working with our new board of directors on growing the North Shore,” says Steven Puhallo. 2014 has some big shoes to follow after a very successful 2013. “We also got our business funding

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approved for another five years,” adds Steven about the aggressive and positive agenda put our by the NSBIA brought many great things to the North Shore. 2014 promises to be another great year of promoting the North Shore and the North Shore Business for the NSBIA. Some highlights of 2013 include the new Overlander Days family summer festival on the North Shore, the new Heritage Room attraction at the NSBIA’s Wilson House offices, the new “We are the North Shore” multimedia marketing campaign, the new Treat Street Halloween promotion and the new Social Media Bootcamp at TRU in partnership with the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce and the Kamloops Innovation Centre “For the North Shore to be suc-

cessful it’s important for businesses and the community at large to get involved. Whether it’s by taking part in committee work or through an event, having everyone work together is what makes us successful,” comments Lynda. The NSBIA has also joined two task forces with the City of Kamloops: the John Todd Redevelopment Task Force and the Airport Corridor Beautification Task Force. Both task forces will further improve the North Shore community. “We have a lot going on in the North Shore and if you want to get involved let us know!” adds Steven. For more information at to what the NSBIA is up to for 2014, please visit: nsbia.com/ or call 250-376-2411. Ashley Demedeiros

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with hours to operate machinery according to weather conditions. You must be 16+ to volunteer, please call 250-372-8313. The Relay For Life Organizing Committee is looking for members. They are looking for energetic, organized volunteers to join the team in many different roles: leadership chair, team develop-

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Tangie Genshorek, Coordinator of the Kamloops Homelessness Action Plan, proudly wears the awareness-raising t-shirt she purchased in years past from the Boys and Girls Club of Kamloops for the annual Pink Shirt Anti-Bullying Day. This year wear a pink shirt on February 26 to bring awareness to bullying.

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best in show ($200):Vikki Ferguson 1st place, 2d ($100): Judy Mackenzie 2nd place, 2d ($75): Petrina Gregson 3rd place, 2d ($50): Cathy Killough 1st place, 3d ($100): Joe Ratushniak 2nd place, 3d ($75):Tom Bundic 3rd place, 3d (tie, $50): Laura Bittante 3rd place, 3d (tie, $50): Phil Ryan honourable mentions: Marianna Abutalipova Olga Burr Ron Chertkow Elena Compton, Dennis Cound Annette Dominik Ben Eastabrook

Robin Hodgson Patricia House Janice Jarvis Glen Mantie Alicia McClain Bonnie McLean Darryl Nelson

people’s choice & artist’s choice Awards will be announced at the end of the exhibit, Feb. 23.

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There’s no limit to what can happen when local celebrities team up to help kids in our community. The third annual Kamloops Y Strong Kids Challenge has signed up nine enthusiastic teams. Each team will challenge itself to achieve a fitness goal and to raise $3,000 for the Y Strong Kids Campaign.  Who will get your support this year? The Strong Kids Challenge welcomes back some familiar faces like Investors Group, NL Broadcasting’s Team RadioActive, Kamloops Insurance and the TRU Unbreakables. Terry Lake has recruited fellow MLA Todd Stone to be part of Team TNT and Donovan Cavers joins Nancy Bepple on The City Haulers team. All will face stiff competition from newcomers Fulton and Co. (Fulton Fury), Mission Slimpossible (School District 73) and 3 Bolts and a Nut (Canadian Home Builders’ Association – Central Interior).  From February 10 to March 10, Strong Kids Challenge participants like Bev Wassen-Hunter, a member of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association Board and the “nut” in 3 Bolts and a Nut, will be hard at work trying to shed pounds and build muscle at the Y all while encouraging friends to help kids by making a donation at kamloopsy.org/strongkids.

“At CHBA, we build more than homes,” points out Bev. “We want to help build stronger kids in a healthier community with our participation in the Y Strong Kids Challenge.”  Karl de Bruijn, a member of Team Mission Slimpossible and Kamloops Y board president, appreciates the fact that 100 per cent of every dollar donated to the Y Strong Kids Challenge will go directly to help kids have opportunities to develop skills and confidence through Y programs like After School Care, Camp and Aquatics. “Last year, one in five kids coming to a YMCA health, fitness and aquatics centre needed financial assistance,” explains Karl. “The Y Strong Kids Campaign eliminates the very real financial barriers these children face, making the Y accessible to all.”  No matter which Y Strong Kids Challenge team gets your donation, hundreds of kids will benefit from your generosity and the efforts of all Strong Kids Challenge participants to make a difference in the lives of young people in Kamloops.  More information on the Y Strong Kids Campaign and the Strong Kids Challenge can be found at kamloopsy.org/strongkids or at facebook.com/kamloopsy.


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We are the North Shore. For 25 years the North Shore Business Improvement Association (NSBIA) has been a positive leader and voice of business in Kamloops.

Kids were able to experience wheelchair basketball with Kamloops Adapted Sports Association on Sunday, February 9. This was one of many activities held at the Kamloops Indoor GranFondo and Family Festival over Family Day weekend. Proceeds went to the MS Society.

New director at KYSA Graham Cope, President of the Kamloops Youth Soccer Association (KYSA), is pleased to announce the appointment of Ciaran (pronounced Kieran) McMahon as the new technical director for the organization. Ciaran holds a Canadian Soccer Association National B License and a full National Coaching Certification Program Level III Theory qualification. He is currently in the process of completing his Masters of Education in Coaching Studies on top of holding a Bachelor of Education degree with an Elementary Specialty. He is also part-way through completing his full CSA National A License.  Ciaran has been the head coach of the Women’s Soccer Program at Douglas College since 2010 and served as a technical director and program director for various soccer clubs in the Lower Mainland over the past decade. He is also a learning facilitator with BC Soccer, which qualifies him to instruct many of the Association’s coaching courses the provincial body offers to its members. Most recently he has been serving as the technical director of the Squamish Youth Soccer Association. Ciaran will be transitioning into the technical director’s position

over the next few months as he winds down his duties with Squamish and makes arrangements for a permanent move to Kamloops. Graham, who has served as the KYSA President for the past six years, says, “The Board of Directors of KYSA is thrilled to have hired an outstanding technical director in Ciaran McMahon. Ciaran’s enthusiasm and passion for player and coach development are well-aligned with KYSA’s mission to provide competitive and recreational players with the opportunity to enhance their skills in a supportive environment.” Says the new technical director; “I have always been impressed by the Kamloops Blaze teams and players when I have seen them perform at various tournaments. I am looking forward to engaging further with the Kamloops soccer community.” Ciaran is in Kamloops this week for orientation meetings, to get to know the KYSA’s corps of Rep team coaches who are preparing for the upcoming ThompsonOkanagan Youth Soccer League season and to visit the Association’s Winter Soccer Academy that is winding down at the Soccer Dome.

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YMCA Interactive Play drop-in As you walk in the doors of the Kamloops Y’s CCRR Interactive Play and Learn Drop-in Centre, you will see tidy lines of several dozen pint-sized winter boots. Travel a little farther down the hall and you will find a group of parents and kids singing in a Mother Goose class, and in the gym, a posse of delighted kids running from one activity to the other as their caregivers look on.  Open only for a month in its new location at the John Tod Community Centre, the Y’s Dropin Centre is busier than ever, serving loyal clients as well as new families who appreciate the convenience of having a facility in their North Shore neighbourhood.  “The Drop-in Centre is a place where families can interact with each other and receive support from Y staff members in a caring and nurturing environment. The children love the space to run, roll and play, especially on cold winter days,” says Monica van der Meulen, general manager of Child, Youth and Family Services for the Y.  Many families have come to

rely on the Y Drop-in Centre as a place where their kids can socialize and learn, and where parents can find support. “The Y’s philosophy is to make programs accessible to everyone in our community,” emphasizes Monica. “For this reason, we have decided to make access to the Drop-in Centre free starting in February. When many families are struggling just to pay the bills and put food on the table, here’s an activity they can do together without worrying about the budget.”  Melissa Owen uses the Y Dropin Centre services regularly. “It’s often the only form of social interaction my boys get as we can’t afford the cost of enrolling them in other programs. Being able to access what the centre offers my family free of charge is of enormous value to me.”  The Y Drop-in Centre is located in the John Tod Community Centre at 435 McGowan Avenue. Centre hours are Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 12:00pm. More information on all the programs offered is available at kamloopsy. org or by calling 250-376-4771.

BC author to read at TNRD The TNRD Library System is hosting two readings and slideshow presentations by B.C. author Keith Billington at the North Kamloops Library and Chase Library. The event at the North Kamloops Library takes place Thursday, February 27, at 7:00 pm. Keith will be at the Chase Library Saturday, March 1, at

1:00 pm. The bestselling writer will read from and present a slideshow based on his new book The Last Patrol. It details Keith’s experience recreating the famous “lost patrol” of 1910. Both events are free. For more information, call either the North Kamloops Library at 250-5541124.

Women of Egypt prayer service On Friday March 7, the Women of Egypt will be partaking in the World Day of Prayer celebration, praying under the theme, “streams in the desert.” Each year the World Day of Prayer service brings with it a feeling of curiosity. What will challenge, inspire and encourage us? What will we learn about the themes and the focus country? What will we learn about ourselves? Through the voices or urban, and rural, young and older Egyptian women, the World Day of Prayer Committee of Egypt introduces their country on a human scale. They reveal Egypt as they

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Fun-filled evenings and wonderful family outings ■■ Kamloops Exploration Group Lecture Series Feb. 20 at 7pm with Mitch Mihalynuk on Back to the Jurassic - Basics of Tomographic Time Machine Travel. All lectures are in the TRU Mountain Room. ■■ International Development Day – Youth Symposium on Feb. 21 from 11am to 3pm (lunch provided) at Holiday Inn – Salon A Room, 675 Tranquille Rd. Interactive workshop for youth ages 13 to 18 years. Free event but space limited. To register or FMI contact LeighAnne Larson at 250-377-3484 or kganyouthsymposium@gmail. com. ■■ Chances - Feb. 21 Jay Cee, Feb. 22 UFC 170 Live. FMI call 250554-1030. Shows are 7 to 10pm. 1250 Halston Ave. ■■ Justice Theatre from The People’s Law School on Feb. 27 from 11am to 12pm at Kamloops Immigrant Services, 448 Tranquille Rd. A free event for newcomers to Canada to learn about the Canadian legal system. To attend this event, contact Coby at 778-470-6101. ■■ Fun Laughter Friends Social Group - Sushi and Soup Lunch on Feb. 28. For location or FMI contact laugh2014@shaw.ca. ■■ BIG Little Science Centre Feb. 22: What’s up with Matter? Part 2; Density Lab at 11am and at 1:30pm. Twin Rivers Education Centre, 655 Holt St. Contact BLSC to register. FMI contact 250-554-2572. ■■ Damn Fools on Feb. 27 at 8pm at The Dirty Jersey, 1200 8th St. ■■ Kamloops Community Garden Registration for plot availability on some of the eight gardens. Registration takes place on Feb. 11 from 4 to 6pm, Feb. 28 from 11am to 1pm, March 12 from 4 to 6pm, March 28 from 11am to 1pm at Interior Community

SUGAR SHACK - The sugar season (temps des sucres) is one of the oldest of Francophone culinary traditions. During springtime, many people head to sugar shacks (cabanes à sucre) for a traditional meal. Above, tire sur la neige (snow toffee) is prepared by Sylvie Reid and Line Dijkstra for those with a sweet tooth. Join the Kamloops Francophone Association on March 1 at McQueen Lake Environment Centre. Activities begin at 2pm and a traditional dinner is served at 5:00pm. Tickets for the dinner are available at 348 Fortune Drive. Call 250-376-6060 for more information.

Services, 765 Tranquille Rd. FMI contact Shelaigh at 250-852-0681 or kamloopsgardens@gmail.com. ■■ Bowl for Kids Sake from Feb. 22 to Mar. 9 in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kamloops. Form teams and join the fun of their biggest fundraising event of the year. FMI on special events,

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bc.ca/goto/kamloopscahpetccakes. Cupcakes sold by donation. ■■ Udon Lunch - Feb 28 at 11:30 to 12:30, at the Kamloops Japanese Canadian Association 160 Vernon Ave, phone for reservation, 250376-9629. ■■ Maple Sugar Shack on March 1 at McQueen Lake Environment Centre presented by Kamloops Francophone Association. Activities begin at 2pm and traditional dinner at 5pm. Tickets for dinner available at 348 Fortune Dr. FMI contact 250376-6060. ■■ Indoor Flea Markets at the North Shore Community Centre, 730 Cottonwood Ave. on Sundays to March 9 from 8am to 1pm. Entry by donation. Table rentals must be reserved by noon Fridays. FMI contact 250-376-4777. ■■ World Day of Prayer 2014 on March 7 at 1:30pm at Kamloops United Church, 421 St. Paul St and 7pm at Mt. Paul United Church, 140 Laburnum St. FMI contact Theda at 250-554-9797 or Rev. Teri Meyer at 250-372-3020. ■■ Adult Drop in Badminton at the OLPH Gym, 635 Tranquille Rd. at 7pm every Tues. night with a drop in fee.  Birds provided with a wide range of recreational players. FMI contact Robert 250-579-0193. ■■ Citizenship 101 free eightsession course to prepare for Canadian citizenship test. Course runs Tuesdays from 1 to 3pm from Feb. 4 to April 1 at Kamloops Immigrant Services, 448 Tranquille Rd. To register or FMI contact 778470-6101. ■■ Diabetes Support Group meets the last Tues. of the month until May (March meeting will be held April 1) at 3pm at Riverbend Seniors Community, 760 Mayfair St. FMI contact Marg at 778-4708316.

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Your Horoscope AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 -Feb. 19) Be confident in your endeavors and others will believe in your efforts. Take a close look at documents before signing on the dotted line. Instant romance could be yours if you go out with friends. Get involved in worthwhile endeavors. PISCES (Feb. 20-Mar. 20) Don’t use the interstate as a racetrack. Take care of any dealings with government agencies. Be sure to find out all you can before you commit to anything. Work quietly at your own goals and forget about situations that you can do little about. ARIES (Mar. 21- April 20) Don’t ignore any emotional issues that could be causing problems. Work diligently and you will get ahead this week. Be sure that you have all the facts before you take action. Your emotions will be touched off concerning recent encounters with your lover. TAURUS (Apr. 21- May 21) Don’t count on others to cover up for your shortcomings. Don’t expect others to live up to their promises and you won’t be disappointed or find yourself stuck with delays. You can continue to forge ahead if you make a few long distance calls. GEMINI (May 22-June 21) Don’t expect new acquaintances to be completely honest about themselves. You need time to rejuvenate. Invite friends or relatives into your home. This is not the best day to visit relatives who get on your nerves. CANCER (June 22-July 22) Friends and relatives may be hard to take this week. Your domestic scene could continue to be in an uproar. Arguments may flare up in your home. Don’t let the cat out of the bag. LEO (July 23-Aug 22) Get some sound advice and help setting up a workable budget. Partners may try to argue with you; however, you must stand your ground. You must lay down ground rules so that you can complete a job. You’ll have great insight. VIRGO (Aug. 23 -Sept. 23) Be sure you get accurate information. Your tendency to dramatize may be a little much for your partner to take constantly. Social events will be favourable. Don’t lend or borrow money. LIBRA (Sept. 24 -Oct. 23) Take time to deal with the concerns of children. You will earn recognition for the work you are doing. Too much too fast will be the attitude surrounding your home environment. Don’t rely on others to handle the workload. SCORPIO (Oct. 24 - Nov. 22) Throw yourself into your work. Make career changes that may increase your income. Pamper yourself for a change. You can receive recognition for the work you’ve done. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23 -Dec. 21) Travel could include delays and other minor problems. You may interest some of them in a service you have to offer. You may have difficulties at an emotional level with mates. Matters pertaining to work must be completed before you leave. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22.- Jan. 20) You may want to take a trip; however, before you do, make sure that your car is serviced properly. Driving too fast or double parking will result in difficulties with officials. You can make some favourable changes to your looks.

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