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Art makes ability out of disability About 4.4 million Canadians report having a disability. They are our largest minority. Disability isn’t strictly a health problem; it’s about being denied opportunities. Thanks to much more enlightened attitudes and removing barriers, the vast potential of those with disabilities is being unlocked and they are able to navigate a path to a full, enriching life. Disability and health can and do coexist at People In Motion (PIM). They are a Kamloops based non-profit that was created in 1989 to serve the disability community by providing fitness, educational, recreational and social programs. Their members aren’t disabled people. They are people with disabilities. They have a membership base of 280 and roughly 180 members who regularly participate in their programs. Last year PIM put on 180 different events and programs where they offered fitness, educational, recreational and social programs and services for youth and adults. Their Cedar Creek Camp is a 10.2 acre lakefront property on White Lake offers a rustic but accessible camping experience for people that are differently-abled. They also operate a 16-passenger Para-transit bus, which supports their programming but is also available to charter for destination travel. Officially, the non-profit’s motto is “creating a better tomorrow for people with disabilities” yet with such a track record of success and resources to empower people with disabilities, it is easy to see why Executive Director, Heather Brandon has aptly adopted the moniker “the little non-profit that does so much” for the organization.

Veronica Lavoie was asked to paint “what does disability mean to you.” Veronica has been a member of People In Motion for a long time and enjoys painting, writing poetry and fitness.

People In Motion recently rolled out their newest initiative called “Showcase Your Talent”. For the program launch, an artist was recruited to work with their members and the result was a collection of original paintings that served to illustrate what having a disability meant to them. Twelve members completed creative works and the pieces were further given a voice through very moving statements written on them. Heather noted some

of the sentiments including “Having a disability means helping people, fun and learning”; “Having a disability means constantly learning to do things differently”; “People are different”; and her personal favourite, “Disability is awesome”. “It’s great to see our members having such a positive outlook and showing that in their paintings,” acknowledges Heather. With the – continued on page 2


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Boating advisory for North and South Thompson Rivers Due to high water levels, swift currents and heavy debris in the North and South Thompson Rivers, a safety advisory is being issued for all users of these water-

ways. Public safety officials do not recommend boating on these waterways or swimming in any area where there is direct current flow. Due to unobservable under-


water hazards at the Valleyview boat launch, this boat launch has been closed to public use until further notice. The present conditions on these waterways create a significant risk for vessel damage and personal injury in the event of capsize or personal exposure to the direct currents in the river. These same conditions also increase the risk for rescue personnel who may be called upon to provide assistance to stranded vessels or individuals caught in the fast moving currents. Daily assessments are being made of the water volumes in both of these rivers. The City of Kamloops Emergency Management Team is working closely with provincial hydrology experts and meteorologists to provide a daily analysis of the water levels and to forecast the antici-

pated levels. The most current forecast indicates that water levels may fluctuate slightly. Future predictions indicate a decreasing water level. Should the water levels, current flow and debris composition of the rivers continue to increase during the next few weeks, safety requirements may dictate a complete river closure. This will include closing all of the municipal boat launches within the Kamloops area. All efforts will be made to give boat owners advance notice of any predicted increases in water levels that would trigger river or boat launch closures. Should this occur, boat owners will be encouraged to remove their vessels from waterways before closures. Boat operators and water enthusiasts are asked to exercise prudence and good judgment when contemplating use of the waterways.

Volunteers needed for MS Walk

The two Liberals, Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Terry Lake and Kamloops-South Thompson MLA Todd Stone celebrate victory in their ridings after last week’s election results were announced.

The MS Society, Kamloops and Area Chapter is busy getting ready for their 2013 MS Walk on Sunday, May 26 and they’re still looking to fill some volunteer positions. The biggest needs at this time are route marshals and site set-up or take down. They also need a few people to help with site set-up on Saturday, May 25. To sign up, fill in the online volunteer application form at, email, or phone 250-314-0773 .

The little non-profit that does so much – continued from page 1 support of Kamloops Art Gallery (KAG) PIM is showcasing their members’ talent and inspiration. KAG will hang the members’ art in the Studio where gallery visitors can see the display during Disability Awareness Week from May 26 to June 1. The pieces will continue to be displayed until the

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Day 100 Athletes and volunteers were at the Tournament Capital Centre this week for a special torchlighting community event to officially kick off “day 100” leading up to the August 20 to 24 2013 BC Seniors Games in Kamloops this summer. Torchbearer Nina Clearwater shared the experience with Kalyn and Sadie Hutchinson.

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Japanese cuisine Since 1995, the Japanese Cultural Centre has been offering Japanese cuisine to the public by holding a lunch on the fourth Friday of each month, except in July and August. The next Japanese Noodle (Udon) Soup and Sushi take-out lunch will be held at the Centre, 160 Vernon Avenue, from 11:30am until 1:00pm on Friday, May 24. Kamloops Japanese Canadian

Association’s (KJCA) fundraising Chinese Food Buffet will be catered by Moon Wok Restaurant on June 1 at 5:30pm. The proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to celebrate two lively events to be held in 2014, KJCA Cultural Centre’s twentieth anniversary and Raiden Taiko’s tenth anniversary. Reserve your spot to attend these events by calling 250-376-9629.

Calling all lemonade stand operators To encourage young entrepreneurs Kamloops Bike To Work Week (BTWW) will give any lemonade stand entrepreneurs the supplies for their own lemonade stand, and then they can keep all of the profits! Donated supplies include $5 worth of lemonade crystals, 40 paper compostable cups, a green BTWW T-shirt, BTWW bike stickers and a promotional BTWW poster, to go along with

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Cathy McLeod, Member of Parliament for Kamloops – Thompson – Cariboo highlighted contributions to the North Shore Community Centre Society (NSCCS), the Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Society and the Centre for Seniors Information at NSCCS last week.

Risk to pets in vehicles is a perennial problem Over the past week, the Kamloops RCMP have responded to over a half dozen complaints from citizens about animals showing signs of heat related distress after being left in an enclosed vehicle. This is a perennial problem and is one that can subject an animal to a life threatening environment in just a few minutes. The recent hot spell and our foray into the summer months warrants a reminder to the public about the risks and liabilities associated to pets left in vehicles. In addition to risking the death of a family pet,

Elizabeth Fry turns 40 40 years is something to celebrate. 2013 marks 40 years of work in the Kamloops Community for Elizabeth Fry, which opened its doors to the community in 1973. Last Friday they celebrated with the installation of a new safe playground at one of their family housing buildings, Elizabeth Court. Through United Way Day of Caring, the United Steelworkers Local 7619 volunteered to install the playground and adult exercise equipment. Well done!

people who are found responsible for causing cruelty or unnecessary suffering to an animal can be charged under the Criminal Code. A conviction under this statute provides a range of sanctions including a maximum $10,000 fine, up to five years imprisonment, or a combination of fine

and custodial time not exceeding 18 months. Birds, cats and in particular, dogs, are susceptible to heat related ailments. The RCMP, City of Kamloops By-Laws and the SPCA are working together to increase the awareness of pet safety during the hot months.

Annual Bike Rodeo coming up On Saturday, May 25 the seventh annual City of Kamloops Bike Rodeo will be held in Interior Savings Centre lower parking lot. RCMP bike patrol and auxiliary officers will be on hand to educate families about the rules of the road and proper hand signals, and to take participants through a series of skill stations. The Kamloops Brain Injury Association will also be on site with information on helmet safety and proper fit. There are prizes for all participants plus chances to win a bicycle, helmet or a BC Wildlife Park Family Pass. Register for free at 250-828-3500.

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Live MADness, the KCBIA’s Spring Arts Festival is taking place May 23 to 25 in the centre of the city. Three days of music, art and dance.

STORE ACTIVITIES The Downtown entertainment will be grand but don’t forget that the best thing about the Spring Arts Festival is the sales! There are only a few times throughout FIND the years that you can pick up such US ON... stellar deals from your favourite stores. Many of our Downtown merchants are getting into the charles spirit of spring and are hosting great events and offering great salon & spa sale prices and specials including: Friday Come in and get Electrictree Yarns | 15% off with your new “Do” purchase of a flower bouquet & receive while supplies last 30% off a mani Saturday or pedi! Yoga Loft | Free Family yoga Expires May 31st class - kids age 5+ and their favorite adults! Class runs from 2-3pm 778.471.5911 • 101 - 150 Victoria St. rSVP to All Three Days Boutique | Spring promoTreat Your Feet 406 tions on throughout the store 406 Sportswear | huge specials Brands include: some spring sweaters at 50% off charles Ecco and more deals coming Clarks Bikini Bills | 25th Anniversary Sale Chanii B salon & spa Castles & Cottages | 20% off Josef Seibel everything Michael Kors CIBC | BC Childrens Hospital Come in and get 250-372-3551 Anne Klein fundraiser BBQ your new “Do” 241 Victoria Street Golden Buddha | Psychic Fair, & receive jewelry 20% off, clothing 20% 30% off a mani off, Sunglasses 20% off, wood or pedi! shell and bead necklaces are $5.99 Expires May 31st Healthylife Nutrition | 15% off 778.471.5911 • 101 - 150 Victoria St. exclusive Health First line of supplements BBI - 1.8m spring fest 2013.indd 1 10/05/13 10:51 AM High Octane Comics - Customers can pick up a free comic book! Jardines Domaine | Spring Sale Karateristics | Loose gem sale Lizzie Bits Baby Co | Bag Sale (May 20th-25th) Fill a bag of consignment clothing and shoes OPEN FOR LUNCH MON - FRI 11AM - 3PM • ALL DAY DINNER BUFFET SAT 12 - 10PM for only $30. May 23rd-May DINNER SUN - THU 4:30 - 9PM & FRI 4:30 - 10PM 25th receive a re-useable bag for 256 VICTORIA STREET • 250-372-3166




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FrEE, saving you 10% off future bag sale purchases. Mainstreet Clothing | Spring promotions on throughout the store Oronge Boardshop | Spring Cleaning Sale Outrageous Impact Fashion | Huge Spring Sale Tala Clothing | Thursday 25% off Storewide, Friday 50% off and Saturday 50% off Look Boutique | Enter to win a $50.00 GC to be used on any item in the store Torino Clothing | 25% off selected Pants/Shirts/Shorts/Golf Shirts Zack’s Coffee & Teas | 25% off bulk loose leaf tea, 23-25th 2 for 1 Zack's Iced Tea 24th. For more info: LIVE ART LOCATIONS Be on the lookout for talented Kamloops artists out and about in Downtown Kamloops working on pieces of artwork live! They will be working on 8x5 mini-murals, chalk art and planter painting. Come stroll around and check them out while they are working on Thursday and Friday. • Lizzie Bits Baby Co. • CIBC • TD Bank • HSBC Bank • Scotiabank • Old Courthouse Cultural Centre • St. Andrew’s on the Square • TNrD Building • electrictree yarns • 400 Block Victoria Street FLOWERS Flower Friday is back! There will be colourful bouquets of flowers lining Downtown streets available from merchants to buy for $5 a bouquet. It is the perfect spring pick me up or a great way to get out of the dog house!


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BUZZ ON THE STREET Look out for all of our community partner friends who will be setting up shop throughout the Downtown core during the Spring Festival including: Thrive Festival – The Thrive Festival tent will be set up outside the TD Canada Trust on the corner of 3rd & Victoria all three days BC Hydro Community Outreach – Look for some interactive power saving tips from our friends at BC Hydro all three days outside the Scotiabank at 3rd & Victoria BC Children's Hospital – Fundraiser at the CIBC Bank all three days at 3rd & Victoria St. Kips Kettle Corn - will also be hanging out on Friday & Saturday Crimestoppers – the raffle car will be out and about as well all 3 days. Stop by and buy your chance to win! n THURSDAY MAY 23 200 Block Victoria Street 10AM-12PM Max Hayes 12PM - 2PM Mr. M 2PM - 4PM Al-lea-ba

300 Block Victoria Street 10AM-12PM Treena Plummer 12PM - 2PM Chris Brock 2PM - 4PM Michele Botel 400 Block Victoria Street 11:30AM-1:30PM Garry Gagne Roving 11AM – 1PM Sancho the Clown n FRIDAY MAY 24 200 Block Victoria Street 10AM-12PM DW Meyers 12PM - 2PM Keenan Wilcox 2PM - 4PM TBA 300 Block Victoria Street 10AM-12PM Tracey-Jo 12PM - 2PM Perry Tucker 2PM - 4PM Mr. M 400 Block Victoria Street 11:30AM-1:30PM Mike Hilliard Roving 12PM – 2PM Uncle Chris the Clown

New Gold Main Stage 11:00AM Leah De Zeeuw 11:40PM Zumba 12:00PM Pokotillo Dancers 12:30PM Mascot Mania Parade featuring Harvey & His Hat 1:30PM Clinton W. Gray 2:30PM TBA 300 Block Victoria Street – Entertainment Zone 11AM Kamloops Outlaw Cheerleaders 11:40PM Hulahooping 12:45PM Fatamorganna Belly Dancers 1PM Academy of Dance 1:15PM Djembe Django Drummers 2:15PM Steven Beck 2:45PM You the United Uni-Fire 400 Block Victoria Street 11:30AM-1:30PM Dodie Goldney 1:30pm-3:30pm Spoiled Citizens Roving 11AM – 1PM Lollipop the Clown MASCOT MANIA PARADE 300 Block Victoria Street Saturday, May 25 at 12:30pm Join Harvey & His Hat and help him welcome all of our favourite area mascots in Downtown Kamloops’ annual Spring mascot parade. Kids of all ages will have a great time dancing and marching with Sage & Marigold, Scoop, Oronge’s Party Panda, Senor Froggy, the A&W rootbear, Sidney the Kidney, red robin, the Tournament City Derby Dolls, TrU’s Wolfy and more!

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Explore Your Passion For Music at KISSM! Ages 5 ½-18 | July 8-26, 2013 Camp hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-2:45pm Location: Beattie School of the Arts (JP Campus) on 9th Ave. Beginners are always welcome! 2013 classes will include: Jazz Band • Glee • Show Choir • Strings Marimba • Drum Line • Beginner Band • Song Writing • Musical Theatre • World Music • Acoustic Piano • and more! | | 250-574-5437 Celebrating 35 years in 2013!

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Share our roots and learn about each other ■■ Spring Impressions Show and Sale of Paintings on May 24, 25 and 26 at the Old Courthouse Gallery on Seymour Street W from 10am to 4pm daily. Free admission. Everyone welcome. ■■ Chances Barside Lounge and Grill, 1250 Halston Ave. Live music from 7pm-10pm Fridays and Saturdays. May 24: Perry Tucker, May 25: UFC 160. No Cover. FMI call 250-554-1030. ■■ BIG Little Science Centre, 985 Holt St. May 25: Light and Colour Show at 11am and 1:30pm. FMI contact 250-554-2572.

■■ Kamloops Arts Council Workshop ‘Calligraphy and Illumination’ with instructor Glen Mantie on May 25 from 9am to 12pm at Parkview Activity Centre, 500 McDonald Ave. To register contact 250-828-3500 or online at Course #207835. ■■ Annual Miniature Airshow held by the Kamloops Model Airplane Society on May 25 and 26 from 10am to 4pm. All are welcome. The KMAS model airport is located 20 minutes North of Kamloops on Hwy 5 directly

across from the Tolko sawmill. Just follow the signs. Concession at the field. FMI visit or contact Bill English at or 250-828-7112. ■■ Plant Sale presented by Kamloops Flower Power and the Can Go Grannies on May 25 at St. Andrew’s on the Square. The plant sale is by donation, from 8am to 12pm. All proceeds go to help families affected by the AIDS epidemic via the Stephen Lewis Foundation. ■■ May Events for Excelsior Rebekah Lodge #23, 423 Tranquille Rd.: May 26 at 6pm

Spaghetti dinner, Regular Meeting on May 28 at 7:30pm; May 29 at 7:30 Joint roll call and memorial. FMI call Beverlee at 250-3740949. ■■ Seniors public art yarn bombing workshop on May 27. If you love to knit or want to learn, this is a great opportunity! Sign up to yarn bomb a tree as part of the Seniors Outreach team. FMI call 250-828-0600 or ■■ 29th Annual Interior Swap Meet sponsored by Kamloops Chapter Vintage Car Club of Canada on June 1 from 8am to 4pm at the Logan Lake Arena, 31 Chartrand Ave. Free admission. For registration call Ernie at 250573-5965. ■ Mount Paul United Church Thrift Shop open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 3pm at 140 Laburnum St. ■■ Strawberry Tea and Open House Tour on June 1 from 1 to 4pm at House of Ruth, 290 Maple Better get your A/C St. Tea and fixed strawberry shortcake. Sweet treats, garden and tea baskets for sale. Air conditioning • Residential■■&Westsyde Commercial • Heating Support Group Refrigeration • Restaurant appliance & repairliving for people install and families with Diabetes, meets June 3 from 1:30 to 3pm at the Hamlets, 3255 Overlander Dr. FMI call Diane at 250-579-2526. “One call Lessons does it all” ■■ Line Dancing every LTD. at 1pm and Saturday 250-554-8733 Preventative Maintenance Program Wednesday at 6pm at the Eagles Club, 755 Tranquille Rd. Drop-in fee. FMI contact Darlene at 250-461-7230. Inclusive communities - Kamloops Immigrant Services and Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Society have ■ Moose Lodge 1552, 730 partnered to establish the Welcoming Communities Program. The program will support strategies such as public Cottonwood Ave. open daily at education workshops and community activities to foster positive, inclusive connections between employers, government 11am. Meat draws Fri. at 7pm and residents in our community. Coordinator Allysa Gredling and Assistant Coordinator Geoffrey Otto were joined by City and Sat. at 3pm. New members Councillor, Arjun Singh at an Open House last week. welcome!

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TAURUS (Apr 21- May 21) Get on with your life. It’s a great day to beautify your living quarters or to entertain. Passion is the best way for you to 12 Round Punch Card $400 relieve tension. Residential moves will be in your best interest. Season Pass GEMINI (May 22-June 21) You may be confused regarding your love life. Relatives may play an important role in your personal life. You must follow Category Individuals Couples Range Pass Power Carts* your desires and dreams. You should be promoting your ideas. Adults (Age19 – 64) $1500 $2650 $150 $550 Seniors (Age 65+) $1400 $2450 $150 $550 CANCER (June 22-July 22) You’ll have a problem with your boss if you Juniors (Age 6 – 18) $220 $85 haven’t done your job. Concern yourself with legal matters and formulating F/T Students $500 $85 Family of 4 or more $2850 $350 EVERY MONDAY, HELPING THE contracts rather than finalizing objectives. Turn things around by addressing Corporate $1500 the real issues. Your communication skills will bring you popularity and WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY HIGH SCHOOLS increased self esteem. Free Lesson 4-6pm. $12 green fees. LEO (July 23-Aug 22) Listening can be more valuable than talking. Be Open for all. Free range after 2:30pm. discreet about your personal life or whereabouts. Be mysterious. Try to concentrate on research and acquiring information that will be of value in your FATHERS DAY JUNIOR chosen field. Try to keep your opinions to yourself. SCRAMBLE SUMMER CAMPS VIRGO (Aug 23 -Sept 23) You may be experiencing emotional turmoil in Father+1 8am until 10am. July 13 • 10am to 2pm regard to your mate. Avoid getting trapped in internal disputes. Try to curb Book your tee time! $45 on first-come basis your bad habits. You are going through a period of questioning. LIBRA (Sept 24 -Oct 23) Don’t take offense at coworkers comments. JUNIOR GREEN FEES Includes: lessons, lunch & prizes. Contact Brett. Don’t make a move; your confusion has caused this dilemma. Back away 18 holes for $25 and reassess. Don’t let someone talk you into parting with your cash unless P: 250.573.2453 you can truly see the benefits. Have a heart-to-heart with a close friend. T: 1.888.86.EAGLE SCORPIO (Oct 24 - Nov 22) Make love, not war, and all will be fine. It’s time to let loose. Your tendency to overreact could get you into trouble. 8888 Barnhartvale Road Don’t overdo it. You need to enjoy yourself. Kamloops, British Columbia 8888 Barnhartvale Road, Canada V2C 6W1 Kamloops, BC SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23 -Dec 21) Your knowledge and good sense will help more than you think. Listen to advice from those with experience. Your ability to ferret out secret information will lead you to an inside financial scoop. Money can be made if you use your ingenuity. CAPRICORN (Dec 22- Jan 20) Your attitude is changing rapidly and your Tee Times & Reservations Phone 250.573.2453 plate is overloaded. Don’t get involved in expensive entertainment that involves gambling. Use your energy wisely. Help if you can, but more than likely it will be sufficient just to listen. EP 1.4 Spring Fest 2013.indd 1 13/05/13 AQUARIUS (Jan 21 -Feb 19) You’ll profit from home improvement and real estate deals. Visit friends or relatives. Situations could get blown out of proportion if you’ve made unreasonable promises. Avoid hassles by sticking to your work and refusing to get involved in gossip or idle chatter. May 27 - June 2, 2013 PISCES (Feb 20-Mar 20) You’ll find love and get into tiptop shape at the same time. Don’t let the erratic behavior of someone you live with interfere Get on your with your professional performance. Remember; talk to them, not at them.  bike! Changes in your home may be alarming at first. ARIES (Mar 21- April 20) Your boss may be on the rampage and you cerFREE Team Event: tainly don’t want to be the one to take the brunt of a bad situation. You From teams of 1 to 100! may not have the same ideas when it comes to what you both enjoy. Take Bike as much as you advantage of moneymaking ventures. Opportunities to meet new lovers will come through pleasure trips or social events. like; from everyday, to one day one way! Horoscopes courtesy of astrologer Michael Thiessen. For daily horoscopes go to *All prices include shared power cart, range ball token and taxes










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SATURDAY, MAY 25 • 11am - 4pm JAPAnEsE cAnAdiAn culTuRAl cEnTRE (160 Vernon Avenue, North Kamloops)

Come and see an array of Asian dolls, toys, games and musical instruments from China, Japan, Philippines, India, Korea, Taiwan and Thailand.

Plus! Asian Tea Tasting

Compare teas and see how they’re similar or different.

Annual General Meeting Monday June 3, 2013 • 6:30pm

Members wishing to register with their membership should attend the agency by 6pm. Meeting is open to all members of the Kamloops Cariboo Regional Immigrants Society.

448 Tranquille Road, Kamloops (778) 470-6101

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