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Fun, laughter and friends A Brock resident has taken it upon herself to create a new Kamloops social group. Wendy Makepeace and her husband have lived in Kamloops for a couple years. In this time they have met some people, but haven’t made any long lasting friendships. So Wendy has started a group called Fun, Laughter and Friends and the concept is simple, she wants to meet people. “I am Wendy and I am wanting to meet friends and have fun,” says Wendy. She and her husband are in their fifties and have heard time and time again that it is hard to meet people especially when you are older in age. “We just want to meet people and become friends and have fun together,” adds Wendy. Anyone is welcome to join the M-Less group. M-less is a concept where the group tries to talk less about Monday morning blues about jobs, money, marriage and mater- Aboce : Nerida Hygh, Wendy Makepeace, Patty nity such as children and grandchil- Pfeiffer and Jackie Nonis enjoyed their brunch dren. “So many times when groups with their new friends. The whole group got to of people get together, especially shared delicious food and many laughs. if you don’t know them very well, the discussions are so around jobs, together and forging great friendmoney, marriage and maternity,” comments ships. “I’ve done this before in CalWendy. “We try to talk about other things. If it gary and it was very successful,” says Wendy. is dominating the conversation for the whole “We had so many activities and friends.” Here evening it is boring. I would like to see the in Kamloops Wendy hopes to have weekly conversation upbeat and with a good outlook.” or twice weekly gatherings. “I am hoping it This isn’t Wendy’s first time getting strangers would be a weekly thing but you don’t have to
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Joe Clouse will be representing Kamloops at the 2014 Special Olympics National Games in Vancouver held from July 8 to July 12. The event will be hosted on the University of British Columbia campus. Joe will be trying to qualify for the 2015 Special Olympics World Games to be held in Los Angeles. Kamloops Special Olympics Golf Team from Regionals two years ago (left to right), Coach Parry Dickie, golfer Rick Dewitt, golfer Kent Plettl and golfer Joe Clouse.
2nd Annual GranFondo Family Festival The 2nd Annual Kamloops Indoor GranFondo and Family Festival will again be held on Family Day weekend – Sunday, February 9. Starting at 10:00 am, come out to enjoy an active day with the kids at the Tournament Capital Centre! Proceeds go to the MS Society. Register at kamloopsgranfondo.ca. The Kamloops Indoor GranFondo is a fundraiser for the MS Society and is an inclusive cycling extravaganza. Participants can ride for six hours, four hours, two hours or any open amount of time, with all riders finishing together at 4:00 pm. Participants may bring their own bike and bike trainer (bicycle stand), or the City of Kamloops has a limited number of free bike trainers and spin bikes available. Registration includes assistance with set-up, a custom yoga mat, swag bag, aid stations with snacks and a ticket to the social and buffet dinner after the event. The event will also feature free entertainment, roller racing, plus much more. The Family Festival is free to attend, with activities going on
all day. There will be a Pacific Sport KidZone with supervised activities such as XploreSportz, wheelchair basketball with the Kamloops Adaptive Sports Association, face painting, an art station with 4Cats Arts Studio, RiverCity Gymnastics Obstacle Course and Princess Party characters, yoga for kids with the Yoga Loft, photo booth and tots parade. There is also a free family swim at the Canada Games Pool from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Visit the Indoor GranFondo Facebook page at facebook.com/ KamloopsIndoorGranFondo. Still not sure what the Indoor
GranFondo is all about? See their promotional video at youtube.com/TournamentCapital. There will also be various workshops regarding cycling and sports throughout the day. Stay tuned to the Facebook page for more information. For online fundraising questions contact Katrina Wisla at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the MS Society of Canada, Kamloops and Area Chapter office at 250-314-0773. For all event related inquiries please contact Alex de Chantal at Adechantal@kamloops.ca or call 250-828-3828.
From strangers to friends - continued from front advance. There is also a Facebook group for further communication: facebook.com/groups/219934751527720/. If you are looking to make some friends, the Fun, Laughter and Friends group is the perfect way for you to get out there comments Wendy: “It is all about having fun and meeting friends.” Laughter is the best medicine for all which we love to have a good dose of. Don’t feel like you are stuck when it comes to your friends. The more the merrier and you may even do something you would never have done before. Ashley Demedeiros
It is that time of year again to take a look at how you are using your heat. ‘Turn Down the Heat Week’ from February 1 to 8, proudly sponsored by FortisBC, is part of an ongoing commitment to work with BC businesses to improve energy efficiency while having a positive effect in the community as well as an influence on your bottom line. The business improvement associations in Kamloops are taking part in this event in an effort to bring awareness to conserving energy and also donating to great causes. This year the recipient is the Canadian Mental Health Association- Emerald Shelter and Clubhouse. Bring your gently used warm clothing articles to a local business to help support this cause. Each participating business will have event posters on their doors so you know where to drop off sweaters and other warm clothing. Please visit the Faebook page to learn more about conserving energy: facebook.com/turndowntheheatweek.
Leftover paint The Thompson-Nicola Regional District is offering new recycling opportunities at its EcoDepots. Starting February 3, leftover paint, flammables, pesticides and aerosols can be disposed of at these facilities and the service will eventually be expanded to include all TNRD Eco-Depots and some larger transfer stations throughout the regional district. The new household-hazardous waste recycling service, Paint Plus, is part of a stewardship partnership with the Product Care Association, a not-for-profit industry association that manages product stewardship programs for household hazardous and special waste on behalf of its members across Canada. Paint Plus is for residential amounts only, and residents are urged to visit the Product Care Association’s website, productcare.org, to determine the volumes and material types that will be accepted. No commercial waste will be accepted. Materials must be in their original containers, sealed, with no leaks and with the labels intact.
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KAMPLAN official community plan In late December, an Advisory Committee tasked with representing the community on the Review and Update of KAMPLAN 2004 was established. This two-year planning process will review existing land use patterns and the progression of KAMPLAN throughout the years to ensure future growth can be accommodated, considering the three pillars of sustainability: economic, social and environmental. The committee will also ensure KAMPLAN is consistent with other policies adopted since the last update to KAMPLAN in 2004, and review and consider community issues identified through technical work, recent community surveys and upcom-
ing public consultation opportunities. The advisory committee consists of four public members, including one member under the age of 25 and representation from several agencies including: the Canadian Home Builders’ Association – Central Interior, Kamloops Natural Areas Advisory Committee, the Social Planning Council and the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce. The committee also includes two City councilors and City staff. The committee will begin meeting in early 2014, and will continue until the KAMPLAN Review and Update is complete and adopted by Council, which is anticipated to be in late 2015 or early 2016. There will be multiple
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Rayne Atkins is in shock after her body disappeared at the Big Little Science Centre Neighborhood Open House on the evening of January 16. The Big Little Science Centre invited the local neighborhood families to an Open House to see what the Centre is all about. The evening included behind the scene tours of the Centre, the hands-on exhibits and cake.
One Thursday evening each month from January through June and September through December, the Big Little Science Centre will host a speaker at the centre. The topics will be wide-ranging with some being for children, some for adults and some for everyone in-between. This winter and spring the speakers and topics are: February 27, Dr. Mila Kwiatkowski “BIG Data and Small Data,” March 26 Dr. Naowarat ‘Ann’ Cheeptham “Cure from the cave: cave mircobiomes and their potential in drug discovery,” April 24 Dr. David McKinnon “Through Rose and other Tined Glass : a Chemist Looks at Stained Glass,” May 29 Karla Hoffman “Pesticides – The Good and the Bad” and June 12 Amazda Wells “Water Usage- Tips and tricks for water conservation.” The Big Little Science Centre is located at 655 Holt Street and you can inquire about events by calling250-554-2572.
Sun Peaks receives governmental tourism funding The Government of British Columbia is supporting local tourism by investing more than $5.97 million in 14 resort-oriented municipalities throughout the Province, including the most recent installment of $152,793 for Sun Peaks. Since the Resort Municipality Initiative (RMI) was launched in 2007, Sun Peaks has received more than $917,000. Communities will use RMI funding to enhance services and infrastructure geared at attracting more tourists and having them stay longer. “This initiative is all about growing a robust local tourism economy,” says Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Terry Lake. “While many people typically think of Sun Peaks as a great place to visit in the winter, RMI funding has helped it develop itself into a
summer destination offering a wide range of activities. These year-round offerings are attracting more tourists and more dollars into this resort community.” This year’s RMI funds will be used toward projects including music and Oktoberfest events and a portable stage. “RMI funding enabled Sun Peaks to launch itself as a major summer destination. The success of our RMI funded summer concert series with performances by Kevin Costner, Burton Cummings and Colin James and many others has given our community renewed confidence,” says Sun Peaks Mayor Al Raine. “With the increase in summer visitors, resort activities and employment are approaching our successful winter numbers. We now have summer visitors
from B.C., the Pacific Northwest and beyond and we are proud to be among the 127,600 British Columbians who work in the tourism industry.” Since 2007, more than $72.5 million dollars has been invested through the RMI in tourism infrastructure and programs to support regional tourism economies. In 2011, the tourism sector — identified in the BC Jobs Plan as one of eight key sectors — employed 126,700 British Columbians, generated more than $13.4 billion in revenue for tourism-related businesses and contributed more than $1.13 billion to provincial government revenues. To learn more about the program, visit: ruralbc.gov.bc.ca/about/RMI/ RMI_Index.html. For more information about the BC Jobs Plan, please visit bcjobsplan.ca/.
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Sprott Shaw makes a difference in our community Sprott Shaw College is the largest private post-secondary institution in Kamloops. Since 2001, they’ve developed a wide range of programming that focused on meeting the employment needs in our community. They train practical nurses, health care assistants, early childhood educators, community support workers, business managers and administrative assistants with a legal or medical specialty. Their focus is to make sure the investment you make educating yourself will result in employment. Many people don’t realize that you can get a quick return on your time, money and education. To become a Practical Nurse you only need to take 18 months to learn the skills, which in turn will give you a $25 per hour wage. A Health Care Assistant only takes six months and your starting wage will be $18 per hour. Kamloops’ North Shore has many job oppourtunities in long term facilities, such the as Gemstone which has been hiring Sportt-Shaw students according to Bruce Wilbee, director of education. If you are interested in any of these careers please stop by the Open House on January 30. There are many advantages Sprott Shaw College has over conventional public universities. “We have smaller classes which start every four weeks so you don’t have to wait for September or January to begin your studies. We also have a mature student entry program that may avoid upgrading for people that did
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not graduate from high school,” Bruce says. “Many students also appreciate the lifetime career support we have for graduates. For example, if you move to Surrey, the campus there will always help you find work.” The college celebrated their company’s 110th anniversary this year and their 13th year in Kamloops. What many people don’t know is that Sprott Shaw College isn’t your average institution. Not only do they provide industryleading education, they are very invested in the community. They work with local daycares every
Friday, New Life Mission, the Boys and Girls Club, the Family Tree Family Centre and the Bladerunners program run through John Howard Society of the Central and South Okanagan. If you are looking for an education where everyone knows your name and you will get career support for the rest of your life, Sprott Shaw College is the post secondary education you want. Please visit their website and facebook group to learn more information: sprottshaw.com/ or facebook.com/ groups/sprottshawkamloops/. Ashley Demedeiros
New online actors database launched Mastermind Studios, a Kamloops based video production studio, has created a new online database of talent from the region including actors and voice actors to offer its clients and sector stakeholders better choices and to help grow the film and television industry for the region. Peter Cameron-Inglis, Producer and CEO of Mastermind Studios, explains that “this talent directory will assist in offering clients better video which in turn will give businesses and non-profits better reach through web and TV commercials, better website search results, longer website visits and
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more effective social media. It will also help support local actors and other talent to grow the industry locally.” Already, 15 actors, with more than half from Thompson Rivers University, have gone through the process to be listed. Many more have contacted Mastermind Studios to express interest. Businesses and non-profits, along with producers and scouts for film and television, can already browse bio videos and screen tests at MastermindStudios.ca. For actors and other talent the sign-up process is inexpensive, unrestrictive and easy. Non-ex-
clusive representation is offered to local talent along with screen tests and filming for $100 to $250. Contact Mastermind Studios. Victoria Weller, the Film Commissioner for the Thompson-Nicola Film Commission says, “Mastermind Studio’s Talent Database is the next best thing to having a talent agent in the Thompson-Nicola region for film and television. This will go a long way to proving that there is plenty of performance talent in the BC Interior to sectors such as the motion picture, gaming, visual effects and digital animation, voice-over, modeling and live theatre.”
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Call or email to learn more 760 Mayfair Street, (250) 682-4378 or firstname.lastname@example.org North Shore Kamloops When Fred told his family he was selling the house RiverBend Manor offersTheir an elegant760 Mayfair Street www.rivercityseniors.ca www.theriverbend.ca and moving to RiverBend, they were thrilled. SHOW SUITE NOW OPEN! environment at a very affordable cost. Dad would never be •lonely and he could take 3 excellent daily meals • Weekly housekeeping • Telephone • TV • Internet advantage of the meal and housekeeping options. • Media, activity and exercise rooms What Fred failed to mention were his plans for MANOR Call us at 250-376-6536 or drop in to arrange a tour
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Brunch and bands to beat the blues ■■ Kamloops Exploration Group Lecture Series Feb. 6 at 7pm with Kim Juniper on Developing Environmental Monitoring Technologies Ahead of Deep-Sea Mining. All lectures are in the TRU Mountain Room. ■■ Chances - Jan. 31 Pauline Kyllonen, Feb. 1 UFC 169 Live. 1250 Halston Ave. FMI contact 250-554-1030. ■■ BLSC - Feb. 1: Magnetism Show at 11am and at 1:30pm. Twin Rivers Education Centre, 655 Holt St. Contact BLSC to register. FMI contact 250-554-2572. ■■ Bend Sinister on Feb 1 at 9pm at The Dirty Jersey, 1200 8th St. ■■ Potato Bake Brunch on Feb. 2 with the Fun and Laughter with Friends Group. FMI contact Wendy at 250-376-4707 or firstname.lastname@example.org. ■■ 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 250376-4777. ■■ 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 eight-session 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 778-470-6101. ■■ 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 778-470-8316. ■■ Advocates for Urban Wildlife Kamloops welcomes like-minded individuals interested in joining a growing movement towards safely co-existing urban wildlife. FMI: email@example.com or 250-573-3483.
The 4th annual Juried Art Show has been re-branded as Kamloops’s Arts Council’s Art Exposed 2014. This 10-day gallery exhibit opens February 14 at the Old Courthosue Cultural Centre. It will provide artists with an opportunity to compete with their peers, constructive criticism and visibility. This year there are two distinct categories: 2D (paintings, photography, drawings, etc) and 3D (sculptures, clay art, glass art, fibre art, etc.) One of Ed Young’s pieces won the People’s Choice Award in 2013. This year, Ed has entered two pieces. One of them is “Mt. Peter and Paul” as seen here. This year, when you vote for your favourite piece, you are also entered to win an original piece of art! The exhibition and sale runs February 15 to 23.
■■ Moose Lodge 1552, 730 Cottonwood Ave. open at 11am. Meat draws Fri. at 7pm and Sat. at 3pm. New members welcome! ■■ Kamloops Stroke Recovery Group invites people who have suffered a stroke and their caregivers to their meetings the second, third and fourth Thursday of the month from
10:30am to 1pm. FMI call 250-320-1348. ■■ TOPS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly Kamloops meet every Mon. at 5 pm at the Mt Paul United Church, 140 Laburnum St. TOPS is a support group which offers a fun way to keep healthy and lose weight sensibly. FMI visit tops.org.
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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 be fore signing on the dotted line. Instant romance could be yours if you go out with friends. Get involved in worthwhile endeavors and meet new friends. 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. 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 pertinent to closing pending deals. Deception may surround your involvement with friends. 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. 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 this week. 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 favorable. 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 favorable changes to your looks. Those who have been too demanding should be put in their place or out to pasture.
Horoscopes courtesy of astrologer Michael Thiessen. For daily horoscopes go to www.astrology-online.com
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