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There are a couple of exciting things about February; Groundhog Day, Heart and Stroke month and of course Valentine’s Day. Whether or not the groundhog sees his shadow, the weather throughout the month of February can be very unpredictable; wet, windy and messy! It is the perfect time to take advantage of some of our great City facilities, so why not head indoors and celebrate Heart and Stroke month and Valentine’s Day by skating your heart out! “Come and celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Brock Arena,� explains acting City of Kamloops active living coordinator Hannah Coulter. “For a second year in a row we are holding a special two dollar Valentine’s Day Skate on February 11 at the Brock Arena from 2:15 to 4:00pm.� Not only is ice skating fun and entertaining for the whole family, but also its benefits stretch out much more than this. It is a great form of exercise, gets your heart pumping and your blood flowing and engages you out in the community. Definitely a social sport, skating promotes both mental and physical well-being. The City of Kamloops is very proud of their facilities and loves to help promote Heart and Stroke

month through engaging people in exercise. “We are encouraging people to wear pink and red out to the Valentine’s skate in celebration of Heart Month,� continues Hannah. “All the proceeds from the two dollar entrance at the door will be donated to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. We will also be drawing for some free Blazers tickets!� Public skate at the City’s various arenas are a popular activity amongst kids of all ages. The City offers a variety of skate options for everyone from preschoolers to hockey players and has arenas in almost every neighbourhood. This makes it very easy to grab your skates and get out on the ice with little to no effort. It may look more like spring than winter out

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February is Heart Month in Kamloops Join the City of Kamloops in celebrating the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Heart Month campaign with events going on throughout 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. Draw box and ballots available at the Tournament Capital Centre (TCC). CBC Live Right Now: The City of Kamloops is striving to become the Live Right Now Capital of Canada as part of the Live Right Now initiative by CBC. Residents can track all they are doing to stay healthy and active through CBC’s Live Right Now application on Facebook at apps.facebook.com/ liverightnow, and contribute to Kamloops being named the Live Right Now Capital. Pickleball Drop-in: Throughout February, pickleball drop-in will take place on the TCC track to promote regular physical activity for heart and stroke prevention. All proceeds go to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Healthy Hearts Fair: This inaugural event will take place on February 24 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in the TCC Lobby. Have the opportunity to learn about healthy choices, AED operation, CPR training and emergency response! Try out the TCC’s Keiser Spin Bikes during The Spin Your Heart Out Marathon. This fair also includes the Happy Hearts Pro-D toonie swim, with all attractions open. Last of all, don’t forget to dress red during this Healthy Hearts Fair! In conjunction with the 25th Anniversary of the Rick Hansen Man in Motion Tour, take part of some of the following Heart

Month activities: Skaters in Motion: On February 25, skate some laps at Brock Arena in celebration of the Man in Motion Tour. Swimmers in Motion: The goal of this challenge is to collectively swim 1.6 million pool lengths between January 1 and

March 29 to commemorate the Man in Motion Tour by swimming the equivalent distance (40,000 km) completed by Rick Hansen in 1987. The Downtown YMCA, the Canada Games Aquatic Centre and Westsyde Pool and Community Centre are participating pools.

Many in Motion: This challenge, which is ongoing until March 29, is to collectively walk, run or roll 12,000 kilometers. Tracking sheets are posted at TCC Indoor Track. Visit www.tournamentcapital. com for a complete schedule of events.

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There was an eight ender scored at the Kamloops Curling Club during the 55+ League on January 27. Scoring the eight ender was Left to right are Wayne Saboe (skip), Betty Barker (Lead), Dave Davies (Second) and John Cox (Third). Wayne’s Team was pretty excited saying that there haven’t been many eight enders scored in a while. There was no comment from the opposing team.

Recycling continued to climb last year Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD) staff has compiled statistics for recycling in the region, and once again it’s on the rise. Recycling increased by about 200 tonnes last year compared to 2010. “Recycling has significantly increased since we’ve started recycling programs within the region,” said Jamie Vieira, Environmental Services technologist. The total amount of household recycling collected at TNRD sites in 2011 was 2,220 tonnes, the total recycling was comprised of 563 tonnes of corrugated cardboard, 1,604 tonnes of comingled blue bag recycling and 26 tonnes of container

glass. Also since the adoption of the Solid Waste Management Plan in 2008 the TNRD has seen a drastic reduction in the number of garbage bins hauled from rural transfer stations from 2,200 bins in 2008 to less than 1,200 bins in 2011. The reduction of waste coincides with the implementation of the Solid Waste Management Plan that brought household recycling region-wide. The TNRD also credits the reduction in waste to the Recycle Now and Save communication program, improved efficiency in hauling systems, and moving away from unattended sites to attended waste management facilities.

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There are two talented artists featured at the Wilson House Gallery during February. The first is Kathy Ruth Manongdo, a local amateur artist of Kamloops. She attributes her fine arts learning from teachers over the years. In elementary school, she had a very good art teacher, Mrs. Beth Mead. Kathy has been learning oil painting techniques since 2005 from Mr. Richard Hill and Mrs. Lynda Boutilier. Her work is inspired from amazing individuals who have come in and out of her life. In this exhibition, Kathy hopes the viewers gain a sense of wonder that amazing, supportive individuals exist also in their lives. As you will see in Insights, her various paintings over years, reflect her own expression of influences and insights by people. Secondly, long time resident of the small town of Barriere, Katherine Semrick is inspired by the abundance of mag-

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Kathy Manongdo’s Insights exhibit is on display until February 15.

nificent wildlife in the North Thompson Valley. Katherine’s attention to detail and passion for realism are quickly gaining recognition throughout the Pacific Northwest for her breath-taking “true life” wildlife paintings. Katherine has won several awards for her paintings and her works adorn the walls of private collectors throughout the North Thompson Valley, Lower Mainland, Vancouver

Island and Washington State. Katherine’s commissioned works include dozens of paintings on the aboriginal drums of the local First Nation people. Katherine Semrick’s Out My Back Door will be featured from February 21st to March 28th, True Life Wildlife Paintings in Acrylic opening to be held on Friday, February 23rd, from 5pm to 8pm at the Wilson House Gallery, 115 Tranquille Road.

Employers to apply for summer job funding now Employers can apply for funding through the Canada Summer Jobs program to help create jobs for students this summer. Apply online at www.servicecanada. gc.ca/csj2012, print an application from the website or visit any Service Canada Centre. Applications must be submitted before February 29. To help employers complete their application, the Canada Summer Jobs

Applicant Guide is available online, by calling 1-800-935-5555, or by visiting any Service Canada Centre. Funding will be available for notfor-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses to create high-quality summer job opportunities for young people aged 15 to 30 years who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year.

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No shadow here! An early spring is in the works according to the Echo’s “groundhog” seen here poking his nose out the office window on February 2. Thankfully Joe didn’t see his shadow. In other parts of the country this Groundhog Day; Ontario’s Wiarton Willie and Nova Scotia’s Shubenacadie Sam predicted an early spring, while Alberta’s Balzac Billy and Quebec’s Fred la Marmotte called for more winter.

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Celebrating the cold: A little walk for a big problem The coldest night of 2012 may not actually be February 25th, but for the anticipated 3000 people participating in the second annual “Coldest Night of the Year” walk-a-thon, they hope it’s pretty close. The Coldest Night of the Year (the WALK), is a five and ten km fundraising walk that supports select partner charities that serve the hungry, homeless and hurting in 18 cities across Canada. The WALK is held on Saturday, February 25th

and provides walkers the opportunity to experience a hint of the challenge faced by those experiencing homelessness by walking for a few hours during a cold Canadian winter’s night. In each host city, a local charity that is well-known for their work with those experiencing homelessness partners with the WALK to run the event and raise much needed money for their work. In Kamloops, the New Life Mission is the select

partner. Executive Director Kelly Row says the proceeds from the walk will help the New Life Mission cover the extra meal costs they have incurred over the last year. “We served over 6,700 extra meals in 2011 so we are hoping the community will come together to help us meet the needs of those who are struggling with homelessness and poverty.” Said Kelly. In 2011, the pilot year for the WALK, 406 participants collectively raised

over $110,000, but in 2012, National Campaign organizer Brian Carney expects much more. The Coldest Night of the Year begins with registration at 4:00pm and participants will be released around 5:00pm. The event concludes with a warm, light snack to celebrate the effort of all walkers and volunteers. For more information or to register to walk or volunteer, please refer to www.brrrrr.org or www. coldestnightoftheyear.org.

SPCA asks you to lend a hand to help a paw The Kamloops Branch of the BCSPCA is looking for volunteers for the local Community Council Every year, the BCSPCA cares for almost 37,000 homeless, abused and abandoned animals across B.C. “Community Councils are a special group of dedicated volunteers who address the ‘big picture’ of animal welfare in our community,” says Charleen Holloway, branch manager of the Kamloops Branch of the BCSPCA. “We are looking for new members who can bring their skills and talents to our local branch.” Community Council members make a lasting difference in the lives of animals in Kamloops by: building community support and interest in animal welfare issues; helping to develop financial and other crucial resources for the care and successful adoption of needy animals; acting as an ambassador for the BCSPCA in the community; and ensuring that the community is wellrepresented at the regional and provincial levels of the Society’s governance structure. “As a valued Community Council member, you can

play a crucial role in the future success of the BCSPCA, and also in the lives of the many animals that need our help every day,” Charleen Holloway notes. “We are looking for people who can fundraise and provide advocacy on behalf of the animals of Kamloops. We also need people to help with volunteer development and education within our branch, as well as with humane education in the community. There are so many opportunities to work for the animals, and there are many roles that don’t involve day-to-day contact with the animals. I know some people feel unable to volunteer with the animals directly, and this is how those people can help the animals in another, equally valuable way.” If you would like more information about this topic or to schedule an interview, call Charleen Holloway, Branch Manager, at 250-376-7722, or email her at cholloway@spca.bc.ca. You can also contact Lindsay Curry, former chair of the Community Council and prospective member for 2012-2013, at 250-571-4419, or email her at dannancurry@gmail.com.


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When Ballet Kelowna arrives in Kamloops on February 12 with their latest production A Grand Passion, this professional dance company will include Kamloops native, Christina Cecchini. Christina Cecchini began her ballet training in Kamloops and at the age of 14, was accepted into the Professional Ballet program at Canada’s National Ballet School. After studying ballet around the world she returned to BC to begin her professional career with Ballet Kelowna. Now in her fourth year with the company, Cecchini says “Ballet Kelowna has given me many amazing opportunities over the past few years but none of them are rewarding as performing for my friends and family in Kamloops�. With perfect timing for Valentine’s Day, A Grand Passion includes a mosaic of works from the classical to the contemporary. From the great ballet traditions of the 19th Century, through the sultry tango bars of Argentina, to the impassioned and tragic love story of Romeo and Juliet, this program will take the audience on a journey through ballet history. Ballet Kelowna is kicking off

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its ten city tour of A Grand Passion in Kamloops on Sunday, February 12 at the Sagebrush Theatre at 7:30 pm. After sold-out performances of The Nutcracker in 2010, Ballet Kelowna is returning to this enthusiastic community and with one of the dancers a Kamloops native, it adds a boost to the excitement. Tickets available at the Kamloops Live! Box Office.

Sports community receives grants The Kamloops Blazers Sports Society members and Board of Directors are pleased to announce the allocation of the 2012 grants from the Sports Legacy Fund to the Kamloops and region sport community. Twenty four organizations received $233,000 in funding as a result of the 2011 application process and the completion of a four year commitment to the Kamloops Sports Hall of Fame relocation to the Tournament Capital Centre. The society’s decision to establish the Sports Legacy Fund as a long term investment in the community is based on the vision of sustainable sport initiatives through opportunity, growth and excellence. Since 2009, 58 sport organizations have been recipients of $1.165 million in grants from the fund. This marks the 15th year that funds have been invested by the society either through the Sports Legacy Fund or the Kamloops 0-

Blazers Sports Foundation, which operated from 1997 until 2008. The total now exceeds $2.3 Million, an accomplishment few if any other Canadian community has achieved. The operation of the Kamloops Blazers Hockey Club and its sale in 2007 provided this legacy; a reflection on the many years the City and Region has supported the team. In a number of instances, the legacy funds have been leveraged by the local sport organizations to enhance their programs either by equipment purchases, capital improvements or investing in coaching development. The Society has not only contributed the grants to the community but has formed valuable partnerships with the City, Thompson Rivers University and Pacific Sport Interior. Refer to the website, www. kamloopsblazerssportssociety. com for regular updates and sport information.


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After being with her all evening, the man couldn’t take another minute with his blind date. Earlier, he had secretly arranged to have a friend call him to the phone so he1/27/12 would3:27:59 havePMan excuse to leave if something like this happened. When he returned to the table, he lowered his eyes, put on a grim expression and said, “I have some bad news. My grandfather just died.” “Thank heavens,” his date replied. “If yours hadn’t, mine would have had to!”

The heart attack act Alex sets up his friend Bob to go on a blind date with a college friend. Bob is a little worried about going out with someone he’s never seen before. “What do I do if she’s ugly?” says Bob, “I’ll be with her all night.” “Don’t worry,” Alex says, “Just go up to her door and meet her first. If you like what you see, then everything goes as

planned. If you don’t, just shout “Aaaaaauuuggghhh!” and fake a heart attack.” That night Bob knocks at the girl’s door. When she comes out he is awe-struck at how hot and gorgeous she is. He’s about to speak when the girl suddenly grabs her heart, shouts “Aaaaaauuuuggghh!” and collapses with a heart attack.

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As Joe was approaching mid-life, physically he was a mess. Not only was he going bald, but years of office work had given him a large pot belly. The last straw came when he asked a woman co-worker out on a date and she all but laughed at him. “That does it,” he decided. “I’m going to start a whole new regimen!” He began attending aerobics classes. He started working out with weights. He changed his diet. And he got an expensive hair transplant. In six months, he was a different man. Again, he asked his female coworker out, and this time she accepted. There he was, all dressed up for the first date, looking better than he ever had. He stood poised to ring the woman’s doorbell, when a bolt of lightning struck him and knocked him off his feet. As he lay there dying, he turned his eyes toward the heavens and said, “Why, God, why now? After all I’ve been through, how could you do this to me?” From up above, there came a voice, “Sorry... didn’t recognize you.”

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