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Operation: Secret Santa helps seniors in need Do you know someone in need of a little Christmas cheer? Let the Centre for Seniors Information (CSI Kamloops) know! The CSI is gearing up for a new season of their annual Operation: Secret Santa project that gets presents delivered to low income, isolated senior citizens. The holidays can be especially lonely for low-income, independently living seniors. The presents are an exceptional way to not only brighten someone’s day, but to help connect them to the available services. Last year, 30 care packages went out. Jodi Lawrence, Echo advertising consultant and co-coordinator, hopes that the number of recipients will grow exponentially this year. “The Echo staff wanted to find a way to give back this holiday season. We found out that CSI had a similar project that we were hoping to execute. We joined forces to make this project bigger and better. This felt like the missing piece among the Christmas community fundraisers,” Jodi says. “Seniors often get forgotten or missed.” Pick up a gift tag with suggested gift items and drop off donations to these generous supporters: CSI, London Drugs, Cain’s Independent Grocer, Sahali Mall, All Aboard Games, Schoening Funeral Service and First Memorial Funeral Services. Suggested gift items could

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include magazines, puzzle books (crosswords, word search, Sudoku), playing cards, jigsaw puzzles and audio books. Chocolates, tea, coffee, a fruit basket, a grocery store gift card. A new blanket, some slippers, socks and a lovely scarf would be great ideas as well. Maybe a hygiene and health care package? Hand cream, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner are also great options. Financial donations can be made at CSI, Cain’s Independent Grocer and London Drugs customer service. The deadline for Operation: Secret Santa gift donations is December 16 so the elves have time to deliver gifts just before Christmas. Brandi Allen, executive assistant at CSI is excited to team up with the Echo to help this project grow and help more seniors in need. She believes that strong community ties are essential to the reduction of later-in-life loneliness and isolation. The centre promotes inclusion and fosters a friendly, welcoming environment, it also serves as a resource centre, support system and advocacy service that “ensures quality of life, dignity and choice” for seniors. The CSI has over 600 members and Brandi estimates that they have over 300 seniors accessing the services per month. There are - continued on page 2

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The Secwepmeculu band members from various bands, Stylix and Nlaka’pamux, and allies travelled from Kamloops to a 5,000 person rally in Vancouver on November 19 to mobilize and say No Kinder Morgan expansion in Secwepmec territory. Organizer Jody Leon spoke at the rally in Vancouver and continues working to protect the Secwepmec people.

Health Minister announces regulating vaping industry On November 22, federal the CVA. “We are also encour- effective regulation that legitiHealth Minister Jane Philpott aged that the Minister has cho- mately recognizes that hundreds announced her intention to pro- sen to separate vaping from of thousands of Canadians wish ceed with regulating the vaping tobacco which is recognition to switch to vaping instead of industry with comprehensive that the industry is viable as an smoking cigarettes. details regarding how the indus- alternative for those who want to Furthermore, the CVA is try will operate in the coming switch from smoking cigarettes pleased that the Minister recyears. The legislation would be to a safer alternative.” ognizes that science will inevirenamed as the Tobacco and Throughout the entire process tably catch up to vaping as a Vaping Products Act and regulate of legislation and regulation, the safer alternative. The proposed the latter category as a separate CVA has worked tirelessly with legislation would establish class of products, which is what governments across Canada to a flexible regime that can be the Canadian Vaping Association create awareness of vaping as adjusted as the science on vap(CVA) has been advocating for a safer alternative to smoking ing products develops. since its inception in 2014. and of the absolute need for “The CVA is also happy to hear The statement confirms that the Minister of Health realizes that e-cigarettes have been growing in lunch offered three times a week. popularity and the time has come – continued from front to regulate their manufacture, over 100 registered volunteers, but Seniors get the occasional visit from therapy dogs too! The CSI they are always looking for more. sale, labelling and promotion. Daily activities are planned also offers seminars on subjects “After two and a half years and lots and lots of meetings with and there’s lots of engaging such as income tax, fraud and this Minister and the previous entertainment options—card elder abuse as well as a Peer government’s Minister(s), we games, bingo, woodcarving and Counsellor training program. CSI Kamloops has two locaare pleased that the government workshops. Members gather for has finally introduced regula- a multitude of meals; dinners tions. CSI Activity Centre is tions,” said Stan Pijl, chair of and pancake breakfasts with located in the Brock Shopping

that the Minister’s plans include ensuring that vaping products would be no less accessible than conventional cigarettes,” said Mr. Pijl. “Making the product accessible is a positive step to help the many Canadians who are looking to switch from smoking to vaping.” The CVA will be seeking clarification on the potential implications of this bill as we continue to work with Health Canada and the government for fair and equitable regulations.

Be a secret Santa for a senior and brighten their holidays Centre, 9A 1800 Tranquille Road and the CSI Information Centre is in the Northills Shopping Centre, 25-700 Tranquille Road. For more information call Brandi at 778-470-6000 or email and brighten the holiday season for a senior today! Alicia Ashcroft, freelance

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The Christmas Amalgamated drop off location is 880 8th Street next to Safeway in the Fortune Centre. They are in need of baby items such as blankets and developmental toys, as well as items for teens. Volunteer Dallas has been busy stocking the shelves at the North Shore location. For a full list of items needed or if you are interested in adopting a family, contact 250-376-0777 or visit their Facebook page at Christmas Amalgamated. New, unwrapped toys can also be dropped off at one of the toy house locations at Sahali Centre Mall, Northills Shopping Centre, Save-On Foods, Aberdeen Mall or Aberdeen Canadian Tire.

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You’ve spent the money and taken the stolen, consider sending the package to time to find the perfect gifts, now make your workplace or to a family member, sure to protect them from thieves. friend or neighbour who is home durKamloops RCMP reminds Christmas ing the day to accept delivery. It’s also shoppers to never leave purchases or a good idea to request a signature. Many other valuables inside of your vehicle, packages today are sent without requireven if it is locked. Instead, if you have ing a signature for delivery. If you’re more shopping to do, lock your bags shipping something of high value, or inside the trunk of your vehicle. you just want to be sure items aren’t left If you do some shopping online this hol- unattended, you can require a signature iday season and expect some packages to for packages to be released. be delivered to your home, it’s important Protect your gifts by locking your to know there are thieves out there who vehicle and doing a little preplanning will take them right from your doorstep. for online purchase... and have a safe To prevent home deliveries from being and happy Christmas!

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Saying thank you with award nomination Jolene has been working with me for five years so far and she involves her clients in board game socials that are geared for non-special needs people. She involves herself in my self-advocacy newsletter and as a result, we are accepted everywhere in the community. She never tries to limit me to what I can do and who I can socialize with. I couldn’t get a job that I was passionate about, so I created my own job. I started a newsletter that focuses on inclusion and success stories. Jolene helps me to put all the stories together to get sent to the printers. She helps me in delivering them to organizations as well. She goes beyond the call of duty when it comes to my socialization. If I want to do something with my friends such as a Halloween party or going to a dance and listening to music,

Jolene makes it happen even beyond her work hours. She is very flexible with her schedule because she knows how important socializing is in an inclusive environment. She gives all her clients great meaning in life.

for us geared toward our interests and Jolene has taken on the responsibility with ease to assist me in building up my business to be a true success. I have been camping with Jolene too with Kamloops Boardgame social group. I nominated Jolene Glover for a Community Living BC WOW Award for Inclusion for 2016 and I hope she wins and this is what I said about her, “She works at Inclusion Kamloops. I am very proud of Jolene for working very hard and being a dedicated support worker to me. I Pictured are Jolene Glover and Krystian Shaw. am lucky to have her. She is a worthy candidate for an award by CLBC.” How Jolene supports me is differFor more information on the ent because support workers usually awards, please visit: http://www. only assist clients during their office hours. But Jolene works her sched- recognition-awards/. ule around her clients. Krystian Shaw, founder of Just recently jobs have been made Kamloops Self-Advocate newsletter


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Champagne bubbles and Barbie dolls There is something about the holiday season that always makes me feel Barbie headquarters was the enormous dollhouse that my father a little melancholy. Christmas joy is a bit like chasing the dragon. There built and my mother decorated (also known as the greatest present I ever received). are extraordinary highs and lows and a ton of expectation. It comes and then just as quickly it goes. Well, in theory, retailers I had a couple of Ken dolls, but it didn’t stop me from have been displaying Christmas decorations from anywhere borrowing my brother’s giant GI-Joe’s. Lance and Kyle between Halloween to Remembrance Day so by the time presusually had their pick of the ladies, but they were no match ents have been opened and turkey has been carved, your brain for rough military types Blaze, Stryker and Patch. I was a precocious child, so sue me. is bursting with festive symbology. What’s left after the 25th? Abandoned Christmas trees, bits of wrapping paper and rogue That imaginary world was a happy place, it was like an exploration of all the lives I wanted to live—with various wisps of tinsel, that extra five to ten pounds of eggnog and butter tart weight following us into the new year. soap opera storylines and the occasional narrative I picked New Years Eve brings that holiday excitement back, but up while flipping through my mother’s People magazines. PERFECTLY I have always had a predilection for high drama—feather then it’s just crappy ole January the next day. FABULOUS If I had to pinpoint it on a map of my life, Christmas light and frothy, campy and champagne bubbly, sequins Alicia Ashcroft became certifiably less fun once I became too old for dolls. and shoulder pads. Also, I relish in the idea of forbidden Growing up, I was all about the Barbie dolls. I was an avid player loves, bitter rivalries, evil twins popping out of nowhere and the of Barbie-make-believe. I played out various lives through those dolls. ability to come back from the dead 39 times. They’d have glamorous names like Veronica, Felicia, Angelica; they were Clearly, 1980’s soap operas are the foundation on which I built my actresses and executives, musicians and models, interior designers and rich history as an exceptional storyteller. As an adult, in the presence of children and dolls, it’s like not being flight attendants—independent women, power players on the world stage. Though they were citizens of the world, the Barbie house was in Salem, able to fly after time spent in Neverland. You’re like, “Okay, Barbie let’s the fictional California town from Days of Our Lives. The fashion! The go to the mall, ugh I give up, why don’t we just braid her hair instead.” drama! As you could imagine, they lived rather full and fast-paced lives, That’s kind of depressing—losing that sense of magic, forgetting which is a far cry from my life as a lonely kid living in a sleepy mill-town. how to play. Don’t get me wrong, I can quick-change a Barbie outfit Christmas mornings delivered a fresh haul of sweet swag. How like nobody’s business but I can’t help but miss the all-consuming could anyone get the holiday blues with all these new outfits? The immersion in that land of make-believe.

Long Blades excel again at competitions Members of the Kamloops Long Blades excelled once again on the road this past weekend, this time in skating competitions in Salmon Arm and Prince George. Four members of the Kamloops Long Blades travelled to Prince George for the annual Central Interior Challenge. Isaiah Jessie Uribe (two personal bests), Martina Antifay and Cameron Thomas (one personal best each) and Rebecca Thomas competed at the challenge. Meanwhile, fourteen members of the Kamloops Long Blades attended the 4th Annual Ice Jam competition in Salmon Arm on November 19. An impressive number of personal bests were obtained and several skaters took home medals in their respective divisions. In Division 1, Kayleigh Roberts won a silver medal. In Division 2, Meena Litt won a gold medal. In Division 3, Nelson Smith won a silver medal. In Division 6, Vladimir Demishkevich won a silver medal. In Division 7, Holly Antifay won a gold. The Kamloops Long Blades will be back on the road in two weekends traveling to Kelowna for the Kelowna Cup. For more information on the Kamloops Long Blades, please visit Kamloops Long Blades members Nelson Smith and Evan Columbus racing at the Salmon Arm Ice Jam competition. Photo credit: Ishar Litt

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Light tour brightens holiday season for seniors The 42nd annual Senior Light Tour is set for Thursday, December 8. A well-established, heartwarming event, each year sees approximately 600 people, 22 city buses and a whole lot of volunteers. A tour of the Kamloops’ best Christmas lights and a visit to the Sandman Centre for a lot of singing, a bit of dancing, a spot of tea and a heaping cup of Christmas cheer—what could be better? Alex De Chantal, Community and Wellness Events coordinator, refers to the Kamloops Transit System as “the real Christmas miracle that makes this event possible.” “It’s a nice outing, people get dressed up, visit with friends, have a laugh.” said volunteer organizer Kelly MacDonald. There are 22 designated bus stops across the city and each stop requires one or more volunteers who will be assigned to a bus stop. The organizers are still in need of volunteers. The mission is simple: help seniors onto the bus safely and then pump up the bus with a whole lot of festive enthusiasm. Get jazzed about the lights, keep the merri-

ment up-tempo and encourage caroling. After the tour comes the tea. Gather your guests and usher them into the Sandman Centre. Everyone enjoys the festivities and then heads back to the bus. Doesn’t that sound like the most fun? Frankly, it sounds heart-burstingly marvellous. That sense of Christmas joy would be like the end of It’s a Wonderful Life and A Christmas Carol all wrapped up into one.

by. Make a date—there are lots of ways to brighten someone’s day. Take them to the library or museum; go window-shopping downtown and stop for lunch or tea. Enjoy the great outdoors, talk a stroll through a park and go for a drive through the country. Help them start a collection, make Christmas decorations, cards, crafts; introduce them to an exciting television program, podcast, book series of books or audio books, set up a Facebook account for them, teach them how to use the Internet. Drive them to appointments, help them run errands. You have the potential to brighten up the world for a senior citizen. For many seniors, this is a Hopefully someday, there will be special and rare outing. Why someone to do the same for you. not throw on an ugly Christmas Start times may vary slightly, sweater and some jingly antlers based on pick up location. To and show them a good time? register for a bus stop, call 250Even if you can’t volunteer for 828-3500 to register by Monday, this event, do think of senior citi- December 5 using program numzens, especially around the holi- ber: 260135 or check out kamday season. Stop and say hello to for more details. someone in a shop. Consider volIf you’re interested in volununteering at a seniors centre. Host teering, please contact Kelly a tea party for your grandmother MacDonald at kmacdonald@ and her friends. Check in or drop



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Secrets to a long marriage On their 40th wedding anniversary and during the banquet celebrating it, Tom was asked to give his friends a brief account of the benefits of a marriage of such long duration. “Tell us Tom, just what is it you have learned from all those wonderful years with your wife?” Tom responds, “Well, I’ve learned that marriage is the best teacher of all. It teaches you loyalty, forbearance, meekness, self-restraint, forgiveness and a great many other qualities you wouldn’t have needed if you’d stayed single.”

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My wife is missing A husband went to the police department to report that his wife was missing. Husband, “My wife is missing. She went shopping yesterday and has not come home…” Officer, “What is her height?” Husband, “Gee, I’m not sure. A little over fivefeet tall.” Officer, “Weight?” Husband, “Don’t know. Not slim, not really fat.” Officer, “Colour of eyes?” Husband, “Sort of brown I think. Never really noticed.” Officer, “Colour of hair?” Husband, “Changes a couple times a year. Maybe dark brown now. I can’t remember.” Officer, “What was she wearing?” Husband, “Could have been pants or maybe a skirt or shorts. I don’t know exactly.” Officer, “What kind of car did

she go in?” Husband, “She went in my truck.” Officer, “What kind of truck was it?” Husband, “A 2015 Ford F150 King Ranch 4×4 with ecoboost 5.0L V8 engine, special ordered with manual transmission and climate controlled air conditioning. It has a custom matching aftermarket bed liner. Custom leather six-way seats and custom floor mats. Trailer package with gold hitch and special wiring hook-ups. DVD with full GPS navigation, satellite radio receiver, 23-channel CB radio, six cup holders, a USB port and four power outlets. I added special alloy wheels and off-road Michelin. It has custom running boards and indirect wheel well lighting.” At this point the husband started choking up. Officer, “Don’t worry buddy. We’ll find your truck.”

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Mom visits college kid A Mom comes to visit her son John who’s living with a female roommate named Samantha. John’s mother doesn’t like the idea of her son living with a woman, as he’s in college and doesn’t need any distractions. To ease his mother’s worries, John invites her to stay for dinner. During the course of the meal, his mother couldn’t help but notice how pretty John’s roommate was. She had long been suspicious of a relationship between the two and this had only made her more curious. Over the course of the evening, while watching the two interact, she started to wonder if there was more between John and his roommate than met the eye. Reading his mom’s thoughts, John volunteered, “I know what you’re thinking Mom, but I assure you, Samantha and I are just roommates.” About a week later, Samantha came to John saying, “Ever since your mother came to dinner, I’ve been unable to find

the silver peanut butter jar. You don’t suppose she took it, do you?” John said, “Well, I doubt it, but I’ll email her, just to be sure.” So he sat down and wrote: Dear Mother, I’m not saying that you ‘did’ take the peanut butter jar from my house, I’m not saying that you ‘did not’ take the peanut butter jar. But the fact remains that it has been missing ever since you were here for dinner. Love, John Several days later, John received an email from his Mother which read: Dear Son, I’m not saying that you ‘do’ sleep with Samantha, and I’m not saying that you ‘do not’ sleep with Samantha. But the fact remains that if she was sleeping in her own bed, she would have found the peanut butter jar under her pillow... Love, Mom

The company picnic The wife chewed out her husband at the company picnic awhile back. “Doesn’t it embarrass you that people have seen you go up to the buffet table five times?”

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TALK ■■ Chances - Live entertainment from 8 to 11pm. Dec. 2- Margit Sky Project, Dec. 3- Marie Jackson and Dr. Recommended. Jam Night every Wed. from 8 to 11pm. 1250 Halston Ave. ■■ Big Little Science Centre Dec. 3: Super Static Electricity Show at 11am and 1:30pm. An interactive, fun show that introduces static electricity, explores how it works and produces static in many ways, including using van de Graaff generators. Is it time for your science centre hair-do? Exploration Room is open 10am to 4pm with over 140 different exhibits to enjoy. 655 Holt Street. FMI visit ■■ Winter Registration for North Kamloops Library Programs begins Dec. 7. FMI contact www. or 250-554-1124. ■■ Freudian Slips: Star Wars Improv on Dec. 3 at 8pm at the Stage House Theatre, 422 Tranquille Rd. Tickets available at or cash at the door. ■■ Excelsior Rebekah Lodge events: Dec. 5- hall society meeting at 7:30pm; Dec. 11- joint Christmas dinner at 5:30pm; Dec. 13- lodge Christmas party at 7:30pm; Dec. 19- PNG meeting at 7:30pm. FMI call Beverlee at 250374-0949. ■■ MS Society of Canada Kamloops Chapter holiday lunch at North Shore Holiday Inn on Dec. 7 at 12pm. To purchase tickets contact Sherry at 1-800268-7582 extension 7299 or email by November 28. Donations of door prizes are also appreciated. ■■ Acoustic Jam Nights at The Alano Club, 171 Leigh Rd from 7 to 10pm on the 1st and 3rd Mon.

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Filling the pantry - The Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #3453 and Ladies Auxiliary made a donation to the Kamloops “Y” Women’s Shelter from their “People Helping Pantries” campaign. Members contributed non-perishable items and cash donations and the Aerie and Auxiliary added to the cash donations for a total of cash and dry goods of over $750. “People Helping Pantries” is an international initiative promoted by the Grand Aerie in its second year. The Fraternal Order of Eagles’ goal is to help fill the pantries of those groups helping those in need. Accepting the donation on behalf of the Kamloops “Y” Women’s Shelter is Michele Walker. Presenting the donation are worthy president, George Cairns and madam president, Charleen Proznick.

of each month. Hosted by Perry Tucker and the Good Gravy Band. Great atmosphere, have a burger and try the hand cut fries. ■■ Zumba and Yoga at the North Shore Community Centre, 730 Cottonwood Ave. Zumba classes on Mondays and Wednesdays and Yoga on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Check for times at ■■ Thompson Valley RC Race Club Indoor Season races are being held at the OLPH School Basement on various Sundays in the fall and winter. FMI call Brent Wende at 250- 320-1957 or visit for full schedule. ■■ Army and Navy Club Events: Tuesday Bingo at 4:30pm, Wednesday Senior’s Darts 55+ from 1:30 to 4pm, Friday Fun with Karaoke at 7:30pm. Support local charities on Saturday and Sunday Meat Draws starting at 3pm. Army and Navy Club, #9-177 Tranquille Rd. FMI call 250-554-2455. ■■ Society for Creative Anachronism - Shire of Ramsgaard weekly practice/gathering on Tuesdays at 6:30pm at 150 Wilson St. (in back). FMI call Raynagh at 250-376-6676.

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echo stargazer Dear Sagittarius: (Nov. 23 -Dec. 21) A little holiday shopping and a new hairstyle give your ego a friendly boost of self-love confidence. Money continues to be on the rise as possibilities continue to present themselves. Love likes the new you. Dear Capricorn: (Dec. 22 - Jan. 20) A truce is called and the backstabbing finally ends. It’s time to step into the spotlight and embrace the challenge. Don’t overspend. Dear Aquarius: (Jan. 21 - Feb. 19) Tis the season to be social. Get out and say hello to some old friends. As financial illusions begin to clear a new path will emerge. Dear Pisces: (Feb. 20 - Mar. 20) Business plans offer a new direction that should be taken seriously. Resist the temptation to fight with your past. Love encourages a night on the town. Dear Aries: (Mar. 21 - April 20) The festive spirit invites you on a shopping spree that ushers you towards an undiscovered treasure. Dress your best. Love brings an older face into the picture. Dear Taurus: (Apr. 21 - May 21) That selfie you posted is receiving more attention than you expected as astro-energies continue to highlight your public profile. Be careful what you put out there. Your public is watching. Dear Gemini: (May 22 - June 21) Push the boundaries of what you currently think is possible. You’re better equipped for your adventure than you realize. New faces change the landscape in love. Dear Cancer: (June 22 - July 22) You’ll continue to be busy but love is practically begging you for an adventure. Money is important but your heart needs more. Dear Leo: (July 23 - Aug 22) This is a great week to launch a new project as astro-energies reward your creative efforts financially. Try not to argue as close ones stir the pot. Love is waiting at the gym. Dear Virgo: (Aug. 23 - Sept. 23) Sometimes the best luck is no luck as illusions begin to clear in relationships. For better or worse a veil will lift in love. Dear Libra (Sept. 24 - Oct. 23) Are you pushing so hard that your efforts feel thwarted at every turn? If your words aren’t getting through then try a different approach. A new idea prevails. Dear Scorpio: (Oct. 24 - Nov. 22) A plan has become stale and you’re questioning your efforts again. Don’t. It’s a wonderful time for both money and pushing your goals. Keep going. Astro-week Sonnyscopes courtesy of Collin Sonny Rosati, Vancouver Astrologer, Hypnotist. For personal readings visit

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City of Kamloops

The City of Kamloops presents the:

Connecting Kamloops One Multi-Use Pathway at a Time: Peterson Creek Multi-Use Pathway

Seniors’ Light Tour

Biking and walking in Kamloops is about to get much easier. The City plans to construct the first phase of the Peterson Creek Multi-Use Pathway, which will connect Summit Drive, near Sa-Hali Secondary School, to downtown, near Glenfair Drive. This three-metre wide, 1.7 km long paved multi-use pathway will provide walkers and cyclists with a safe and direct link between uptown and downtown. Best of all, the pathway will allow people to enjoy the Peterson Creek park during their commute. The pathway will include lighting, signage, rest areas with benches, and other amenities. Join us for an open house to view project plans, provide input on design elements and ask questions of City staff and consultants:

Wednesday, November 23 6:00 - 8:00 pm (drop in) Sa-Hali Secondary School Theatre Room (255 Arrowstone Drive)

Thursday, December 8, 2016 Sandman Centre

We also have a survey available to collect your input. Complete it at between November 2 and 16.

Join us on a tour around town and see the best lights of the City. There will be a tea service and

*sing-a-long The Peterson Creek Pathway was identified the City’s and Trails Master Plans a keypickup connection within the at Multi-Use the Sandman Centre. A inbus will Pedestrian, pick youBicycle up and return you to as your location. City's active transportation network.

To register, call 250-828-3500 - Program No. 260135 Peterson Creek Multi-Use Pathway (MUP) Project Registration Deadline - Monday, December 5, 2016


Future Phase Bestwick Connector MUP




Desert Gardens, 540 Seymour St. Lorne St. - by the Keg sign Kamloops Seniors Village, 1220 Hugh Allan Dr. SAHALI St. (east side) Ponderosa Place, 421 Columbia SECONDARY SCHOOL Ridgepoint at Pineview Valley Sahali Centre Mall (front entrance) TD Bank, Valleyview, Trans Canada Hwy East 4th Ave. and Battle St. (across from YMCA)


6:55 pm 6:40 pm 6:40 pm 6:55 pm 6:40 pm 6:45 pm 6:40 pm 6:55 pm


Westsyde Pool, 859 Bebek Rd (front entrance) Oak Hills Store, 2501 Sandpiper Dr

6:40 pm 6:45 pm

Big O Tires, Leigh Rd. PETERSON CREEK Cottonwood Manor, 730 Cottonwood Ave. NATURE PARK (west entrance) Future Phase Upper Trail North Shore Transit Exchange, Sydney Ave. (south side by Northills Mall) Rayleigh Station Store Renaissance Retirement Residence (Vernon Ave.) Phase 1 Preliminary Alignment The Shores, 870 Westminster Ave. Peterson Creek MUP

6:40 pm 6:50 pm 6:35 pm 6:22 pm 6:40 pm 6:40 pm



Desmond St and Tranquille Rd. (across from Brock Shopping Centre) Orchard Court, 860 Nicolani Dr. Future Phase Riverbend, 760 Mayfair St. Summit Connector MUP Brock Estates, 2401 Ord Rd.

6:40 pm 6:35 pm 6:40 pm 6:35 pm


Registration Deadline: Monday, December 5, 2016. For more information, please contact Alex de Chantal at 250-828-3828 or

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Date: October-31-16

North Shore Echo, November 30, 2016  

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