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Movember Since its humble beginnings in Melbourne Australia, Movember has grown to become a global movement inspiring more than 1.1 million participants. During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in Canada and around the world. With their “mo’s”, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer. On Movember 1st, guys register at with a clean-shaven face. Supported by the mo sista women in their lives, Movember mo bros raise funds through sponsorship for their mo-growing efforts. Mo bros effectively become walking, talking billboards for the month of November. Through their actions and words, they raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation on the often-ignored issue of men’s health. In 2010, nearly 119,000 Canadian mo bros and mo sistas raised $22.3 million to support the number one male cancer, prostate cancer. The funds go to programs run directly by Movember Canada and Prostate Cancer Canada to support a broad range of innovative, worldclass programs in awareness and education, survivorship and research.

Proposed Ajax mine candidates’ forum

A public forum for mayor and councillor candidates for the 2011 elections for the City of Kamloops and adjacent Thompson Nicola Regional District Electoral Areas on the proposed Ajax mine will be held on Monday, November 7 at 7:00 p.m. the Barber House of Learning Centre at Thompson Rivers University (TRU). The forum will begin with a short presentation by the Kamloops Area Preservation Association on the geographical aspects of the project. The mine proponent, KGHM Ajax has been invited to attend and will be given an equal amount of time to present their project to the forum. Candidates will be given an opportunity to present their views on the project to the forum, followed by written and oral questions to the candidates from the floor. The moderator is David Charbonneau, retired TRU instructor. The forum is sponsored by the Kamloops Area Preservation Association (KAPA) and the Human Rights Committee of the TRU Faculty Association, Political Science at TRU. Some of the issues to be discussed at the forum include the public’s request for a federal review panel for the project, and the potential powers of the City

of Kamloops to regulate proposals such as this open pit mine within city boundaries. For further information, please contact: Judith Naylor, KAPA

president at 250-374-5495, or Ruth Madsen, KAPA, 250-8281984. For information on this KAPA initiative, go to their website:

NSBIA hosts election forum The North Shore Business ImprovementAssociation (NSBIA) is hosting a municipal election All Candidates Forum on the evening of Wednesday, November 2 in the Dogwood Room of the North Shore Community Centre at 750 Cottonwood Avenue. Given the high number of candidates, the forum will be moderated to a fairly strict scheduled to begin

at 7:00 pm sharp and finish no later than 9:30 pm. Each candidate will have both an opening and closing remark as well as be able to respond to two questions. This is a chance for the voters of Kamloops to see who the Candidates are and what they stand for. Please contact the NSBIA at 3762411 for more details.



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At the Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence awards dinner event, the President’s Award went to Rick Kurzac, owner of the Halston Home Hardware. He’s pictured here (R) receiving his award from Kamloops Chamber of Commerce president Maurice Hundle. Photo courtesy of Kent Wong.

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Members of the Vancouver Marine Squad, Sgt. Norm Webster, Cst. Jamie Gibson and Cst. Graham Webb, welcomed members of the Kamloops Blazers hockey team on their recent EDGE Program awareness/education trip to Vancouver. Jordan DePape, Dylan Willick, Cam Lanigan, Ryan Hanes, Tyler Hansen and JC Lipon were accompanied by Kamloops detachment R.C.M.P members in order to learn firsthand about drug and alcohol addiction and the drug trade in Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. The players will present their message to local Grade 6 classes in the Kamloops regional district throughout the school year.

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Team up for Youth at Risk program

Interior Community Services (ICS) is a registered not for profit agency in the City of Kamloops that offers close to 50 programs in 32 communities and provides support and services to approximately l100 people a day to the interior of British Columbia. The Kamloops Blazers, Kamloops Storm and A&W have partnered together to raise funds for Interior Community

In praise of Doris Rubel

The Kamloops Blazers play-by-play man, Jon Keen, put together a Doris Rubel audio tribute that played on Radio NL earlier this year. Doris Rubel, who died in late September, was the longtime coordinator of the Blazers billeting program. To listen to this tribute, go to the link at: blazerhockey. com/media/audiolist/138115.

Services’ Youth at Risk Programs. This partnership undertaking a fundraiser that is a fabulous deal where for just $20.00 you receive a value of $62.00 that includes 2 tickets to a Kamloops Blazers Game (prior to Dec. 15), 2 tickets to a Kamloops Storm Game (prior to Dec. 15), and a coupon for an A&W Teen Burger Combo Proceeds are going towards Interior Community Services Youth at Risk Programs. Packages can be purchased at any A&W Location, Fortune & Sahali Safeway locations, at all home games of the Blazers and Storm or at Interior Community Services at 765 Tranquille Road. For more information on Interior Community Services, visit their website at

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The Kamloops Blazers went head to head with the Kamloops Special Olympics athletes at an all-out fun floor hockey game on October 24. The game was held at the Brocklehurst Middle School, and the score was Blazers - 10, Special Olympians – 9.

The health and economic impact of Smart Meters

To the editor: The people of Kamloops were fortunate to have information about BC Hydro Smart Meters presented to them on Monday night. The facts discussed were supported with logical arguments, and a citizen is left wondering why the BC Liberals are having these meters installed before adequate research has been completed. Radio frequency electro-magnetic waves have been linked to cancer development and other health problems. Before we attach devices that emit these waves to every house in Kamloops we should have all the facts reviewed. The BC Liberals are not exercising due diligence, and this is irresponsible given the seriousness of these health concerns.

Politicians claim that time of use billing will benefit citizens. In Ontario, Smart Meters have allowed this billing method to increase hydro bills by up to 150 per cent. We should not tolerate the same increases in BC as our economy will be hurt when our citizens have even less money to spend.

By searching the Internet for ‘Smart Meters’ the people of Kamloops will quickly understand why the group Citizens for Safe Technology has been created. Installing these meters will erode our privacy, harm our health, and hurt the economy. Kevin Ortner, City Council candidate

Storm hockey player of month

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has announced the players of the month for the month of September. Kamloops Storm goalie Lyndon Stanwood, who was rookie of the year in the Doug Birks conference last season, has started off the new season in great form and has been

selected as September player of the month for the Okanagan Shuswap Division. Lyndon led or was near the lead in almost all of the goaltending categories. His record was 4-0-0-1 with the only loss in double OT. He leads the league in shots against: 204 and saves: 195.




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CHrIs rose endorses Arjun sIngH for CIty CounCIl A 2010 recipient of the Order of B.C., Chris Rose is a retired Kamloops School Principal and School Trustee. He is known for his work in special education, especially autism with the development of the Chris Rose Therapy Centre for Autism. He endorses Arjun Singh for City Council....

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Magnificent Mahler, the upcom- translations of ancient Chinese ing program in the Kamlooops poems, adapted by Mahler. Symphony’s 35th anniversary Not every community of season, represents a much-antici- Kamloops’ size can claim two pated milestone for the orchestra. gifted classically trained singers This will be its first performance as their own. Both Peter Collins of a major work by Gustav Mahler and Alan Corbishley started their (1860-1911), one of the most fre- training in Kamloops and later quently performed and recorded completed Bachelor of Music of all composers throughout the degrees at the University of second half of the 20th century, a Victoria and the University of position he has sustained into the British Columbia, respectively, 21st century. before going on to further studOn Saturday, November 5 at ies in Canada and internationally. 8FOFFEBQFSNBOFOUIPNF 7:30 pm in Sagebrush Theatre, It is our good fortune that both UPQMBZBOEQSBDUJDFJOZFBS the Kamloops Symphony and of these accomplished musicians soloists Peter Collins (pictured once again make their homes in SPVOE*GZPVUIJOLZPVDBO bottom right), tenor, and Alan Kamloops. IFMQVTPVUUIFODPOUBDUVT Corbishley (pictured top right), Das Lied von der Erde will baritone, performXXXUDEEDB Mahler’s Das be performed in German with Lied von der Erde (The Song of English surtitles to enhance the the Earth). Although this work experience and understanding of is called a “song,� it is actu- the songs for the audience. ally a large scale symphony for Tickets may be purchased orchestra with two vocal solo- through Kamloops Live! Box ists, written in six movements, Office by phone at 250-374each of which is a separate song. 5483 and online at www.kamThe songs themselves come from

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out upon racks on the kitchen table and counters were literally hundreds of his favourite chocolate chip cookies. Was it heaven or was it one final act of heroic love from his devoted wife, seeing to it that he left this world a happy man? Mustering one great final effort, he threw himself toward the table, landing on his knees in a rumpled posture. His parched lips parted, the wondrous taste of the cookie was already in his mouth, seemingly bringing him back to life. “Stay out of those,� his wife said. “They’re for the funeral.�

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A group of Canadians were traveling by tour bus through Holland. As they stopped at a cheese farm, a young guide led them through the process of cheese making, explaining that goats’ milk was used. She showed the group a lively hillside where many goats were grazing. “These,� she explained, “are the older goats put out to pasture when they no longer produce.� She then asked, “What do you do in Canada with your old goats?� A spry old gentleman answered, “We get sent on bus tours!�

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Submitted by Barrie Ogden Diabetes has, and will, for years to come, continue to be a major medical and financial challenge both to individuals and society as a whole with BC seeing the 2nd highest increase in diabetes compared to other provinces. But, even more shocking, is the growing number of citizens who remain undiagnosed and, therefore, completely unaware of the life-threatening consequences which can result from a lack of medical intervention. To assist citizens by providing knowledge of the disease and the tools to live well with diabetes, especially with depression, the Kamloops Branch of the Canadian Diabetes Association, will be hosting its 4th Annual Diabetes Expo in Kamloops on Saturday, November 5 from 12:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. at the Kamloops Alliance Church, 233 Fortune Drive, just off the Overlander Bridge. This free event is cosponsored by the Alliance Church which has made its facilities, including significant free parking, available for use by the CDA. The Expo begins with registration and checkin as well as the opportunity to circulate around the Trade Show which will feature more than 20 displays by business

and community medical and health-related organizations. Pre-registration to reserve a seat by calling 1-888-628-9494 or emailing interiorbc@diabetes. ca is strongly recommended. As in the past, the event will again see TRU nursing students on hand to check both blood pressure and blood glucose levels, often with results that should be a warning sign for participants.

more thaN 9 millioN CaNaDiaNs live with Diabetes or preDiabetes Keynote speaker for the afternoon is Diane O’Grady, recently retired from the Diabetes Clinic in Vernon, who will speak about “My Diabetes Journey”, highlighting the significant changes, innovations, and modifications in treatment which occurred during her 26 year career. Following her talk will be 2 sets of presentations by members of a 4-person panel including; a pharmacist, a dietician/certified diabetes educator, a registered clinical counsellor and a research scientist, specializing in nutrition

and diabetes, who will be sharing current information What are the ri sk factors about their unique handsfor diabetes? on, every day involvement If you are aged 40 with those with a diabetes are at risk for ty or older, you pe 2 diabetes an diagnosis. d should be tested at least every th After each set of ree years. If any of the presentations will be factors apply, yo following risks u should be teste the opportunity for d earlier and/or m ore often. those in the audience to Being: ask questions of panel • A member of a high-risk grou members. p (Aboriginal, Hisp anic, Asian, Between the 2 South Asian or presentations will be a • Overweight (e African descent) specially if you refreshment break, the carry most of yo ur weight around opportunity to interact your middle) with speakers and to Having: further check out the • A parent, brot her or sister with Trade Show exhibits. diabetes Throughout the • Health compl ications that are afternoon there will associated with diabetes also be prize draws • Given birth to a baby that and the opportunity weighed more th an 4 kg (9 lb) to buy, as part of a • Had gestatio nal diabetes fundraising initiative, (diabetes during pregnancy) raffle tickets to win • Impaired gluc ose tolerance or an original matted impaired fasting glucose and framed painting, • High blood pr essure a Bayer USB • High choleste rol or other fats meter or a diabetes in the blood cookbook. • Been diagno sed with polycys Whether you’ve tic ovary syndrome, acanthosis been living with nigricans (darke ned diabetes for a skin), or schizoph patches of renia period of time or you’re newly diagnosed, come out to the Expo to discover you The Expo is free but you are are not alone and that there’s a asked to pre-register by calling wealth of tools and information available to help deal with your 1-888-628-9494 or emailing medical issues.

The benefits of: • Normalizing and stabilizing blood sugar • Lowering insulin secretion • Improving insulin sensitivity • Lowering after-meal blood sugar levels • Reducing the gylcemic index of meals • Controlling appetite for healthy weight loss

Control Appetitera Prog m

is PGX Dailliyves ! changing

440 Victoria Street • 250-828-6680

Healthy Community Activites

The North Shore Community Centre offers many activities to help you lead a healthy lifestyle. Come in and check us out! Diabetes Clinic • Tai Chi Breathing • Healing Touch • Zumba Karobics • Out of Eden Footcare • Weight Watchers • Carpet Bowling Gentle Yoga • Reflexology • Dance Aerobics • Gentle Nia • Social Dance For more info and a complete list of activities:

730 Cottonwood Ave., North Kamloops 250-376-4777

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TALK of the Town

List your event. Email us at or fax 250-374-3247.

n FallAdult Drop-In Badminton at OLPH Catholic Church Hall, 635 Tranquille Rd. from 7 to 8:30pm every Tues. Birdies are supplied. FMI 250-579-0193 until Oct. 29. n Super Science Club for children grades 4 to 7. Thursdays to Dec. 22, 3-4pm. at Big Little Science Centre, 985 Holt Street. 250-554-2572 to register. n TRU Actors Workshop Theatre presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare, Nov. 2-5. General admission tickets at the TRUAWT Box Office open the week of the performances, Monday to Friday, 11am to 2pm. n Entertainment at Barside Lounge & Grill at Chances, 1250 Halston Ave. Fridays 7 to 10pm. Nov. 4, Johnson Sandwich. n BIG Little Science Centre, 985 Holt Street, is open for public drop-in Thurs. and Fri. 3-5pm, and Sat. 10am-4pm. Special show or activity at 1:30pm Saturdays. Nov. 5: Electrical Circuits; Light up your Life! n Home Routes Tour featuring Jim Moffat, Nov. 4 at 8pm at 4664 Spurraway Rd. in Rayleigh. Tickets available at Erwin’s Deli, 369 St. Paul St. FMI 250-374-1040.

Kamloops’ own Sage Hill Drummers have been nominated in the Best Pow Wow CD-Traditional category at the 2011 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards to be held November 4 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Sage Hills are regular performers at the annual Kamloopa Pow Wow and many other events. Way to go, drummers and singers!

n In the Chair With John DeCicco on Nov. 2, 9, 16 at 11am at the Continental Barbershop, 319 Victoria St. Coffee, cookies, and topics you would like to discuss. n The DGB with Alamagokous at Pogue Mahones, 843 Desmond St. on Nov. 4. Doors at 8:30pm. Tickets at door.

A cAndidAte with A vision


tanya orozco

General Practioner Providing preventative, restorative, cosmetic, dental implants and family dentistry. New patients welcome!

n Diabetes Expo on Nov. 5 from 12:30pm to 4pm at the Alliance Church on Fortune Dr. 5 speakers. Free to the public. Reserve your seat by calling 1-888-628-9494 or email: n Annual Fall/Christmas Bake Sale on Nov. 5 from 11am to 1pm at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic

Church, 109 Tranquille Rd. n Christmas Craft Fair on Nov. 5 from 10-3 pm at the North Shore Community Centre, 730 Cottonwood Av,. Bake Sale 10am and Tea 11am-2pm FMI 250376-4777. n Christmas Crafts Art Classes for kids 9- 13 years old with Laura Bittante at OLPH School, 235 Poplar St. on Tuesdays Nov. 8 to Dec. 13 from 3- 4:30pm. FMI or to register contact Laura at 250819-2787. n All Candidates Breakfast on Nov. 10, at 7:45am-10am at Kamloops Convention Centre, 1250 Rogers Way. FMI call Deb McClelland 250-319-2774. n Let’s Dance at the Ukrainian Hall, 725 York St. on Nov. 12 from 8pm to midnight, music is by Union Jack. Sponsored by the Thompson Valley Activity and Social Club (TVASC). For ticket info contact Louise at 778-4712220 or Ed at 250-374-2774. n Santa Claus Parade on Nov. 26 with Wake Up Santa in Kamloops Square at 10:30am and parade at 11am starting at 2nd Ave. to Victoria St. to 6th Ave. FMI There are still spots left to join the parade! Call 250-372-3242 for details.

school board trustee

Dr. Dextraze

Z OOM! Whitening System Free pArKing!

376-5354 #21 - 750 Fortune Shopping Centre email: •

• Actively engaged in this community. • Part of the team responsible for the first US web-based science education software (Science Brainium) which was adopted as curriculum for K-8 in various states. • Past Deputy Director of Education for Wired Women International Vancouver. • Ability to work well with a team and support group decisions. in the democratic process “Iandbelieve the understanding that the role

of the board is to act strategically, in line with the interests of the entire school community.

P: 250.852.1815 E: torozcoschool

North Shore echo November 2, 2011 n 11 horoscopes

Your Horoscope

SCORPIO (Oct 24-Nov 22) You will easily blow situations out of proportion. Try to be as mellow as possible. You won’t have to look for the action. You’re ready to take action and take over.. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23-Dec 21) You may blow situations out of proportion when dealing with the one you love. Unfortunately, your personal life may suffer from a lack spare time. Moneymaking opportunities will surface. Your need to be in a leadership position will help you surpass any rivals you might encounter. CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 20) Don’t hesitate to present your unique ideas. You will feel so much better about yourself if you can control your addictions. Use your high energy and dynamic approach to win favors from superiors. A long discussion is in order if you wish to clear the air. AQUARIUS (Jan 21-Feb 19) Extravagance and overindulgence are not a cure if you’re feeling sorry for yourself. Problems with in-laws or relatives may be more damaging than you realize. Opportunities for financial gains through investments and games of chance are likely. PISCES (Feb 20-Mar 20) Secret enemies will be eager to spread rumors about you. Your suggestions for fund raising events will be well received. You should avoid getting involved in the personal problems of colleagues. Lack of responsibility and attention has been a key issue in relationships. ARIES (Mar 21-April 20) Gambling will be a waste of time and money. In-laws or older individuals may give you a bit of a hard time this week. Assist a relative or good friend by setting of a budget for them. Your high energy should be spent pleasing your mate. TAURUS (Apr 21-May 21) Loans will be attainable and legal matters easily taken care of. Don’t be too pushy or demanding, or you may find yourself all alone. Help elders get their personal papers in order. Opportunities for travel and communication are evident. GEMINI (May 22-June 21) Your own small business on the side sounds pretty lucrative. You may have major blowups with someone you love if you don’t back down. Draw up contracts regarding your personal situation. Reciprocate by offering helpful hints. CANCER (June 22-July 22) Don’t let others bait you into arguments. Uncertainties about your home may cause tension. Responsibilities with respect to older relatives may be a burden. Avoid social unpleasantness. LEO (July 23-Aug 22) Romance will be yours if you get out and do things in large groups. Trying to deal with your mate will be unproductive and possibly hurtful. Your communication skills will bring you popularity and increased self esteem. VIRGO (Aug 23-Sept 23) You need to interact with others if you want to expand your knowledge. Sports, physical fitness programs, exercise in general will make you feel better and show some pretty quick results. Peers may not be on your side. LIBRA (Sept 24-Oct 23) You will enjoy interacting with those who come from different backgrounds. Be precise in your communications to avoid any misunderstandings and arguments. Take your time and try not to overload yourself. Be careful what you consume this week. Horoscopes courtesy of astrologer Michael Thiessen. For daily horoscopes go to

Christmas Craft Fair Bake Sale & Tea

Saturday, Nov. 5

North Shore Community Centre 730 Cottonwood Avenue 250.376.4777 •

Your DIrECTorY of

Natural Health

paul laviolette, HHp, actp, rcrt

Trigger Point massage, Senior’s Trigger Point chair massage, Advanced Reflexology, Workshops on Self-Treatment for pain.

213-141 Victoria St. • 250-319-7292 •

pratt’s compounding pharmacy

• Corn and Lactose Free Medications and Supplements • Gluten-Free Medications • Bio-Identical Hormones • Topical Pain Gels Chris pictured at left

100 - 321 nicola Street • 250.374.7226 mighty oak midwifery care

BC Registered Midwives. Services covered by BC Care Card. Personal family-centered maternity care. • • 250-377-8611

Breath Integration counselling & training centre Create the life you want! Lynn Aylward and Cory Erlandson Counselling, Body Work, Training Centre & Sunday Spiritual Service

#204 - 535 tranquille road • 250-554-6707

exercISe yoUr BraIn By KnIttIng! Knitting is therapeutic, relaxing and self-satisfying.

Donna’s yarn & crafts 250-376-3381 • fortune Shopping centre

Intuitive Healing - Michele Gieselman offers Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Workshops

#2-231 Victoria Street • 250- 851-0966 www. • gift certificates available natural Healing, Usui, Karuna & celtic reiki

On nOvember 19... vOte

A non-invasive form of energy and body work

Brenda Prevost for City CounCil

Let’s put open communication & transparency back into the decision making process!

P: 250-371-0234 E:

Innovative changes • Kim Jensen 250-376-6676

melanie roberts, rmt is pleased to announce the opening of Maximum Health Massage Therapy

6 - 665 tranquille rd. • 778-470-5758 or book appts. at

NSCC - 1.8 Oct26Nov2&3.indd 1

• Connected to the community • Prominent advocate for seniors • Member of the Kamloops Seniors Advisory Council • Board of Directors River City Seniors Society

pm - 3:00 :00am 0 1 : ir a Craft F n by Donation Admissio :00am ale: 10 :00pm Bake S am - 2 0 :0 1 e: 1 Tea Tim a is $4.00 e T r fo Cost


Small Space for rent! Small space, frequency advertising works! Keeps your Wellness business top of mind by advertising in the Echo’s Natural Health Directory call 250-374-ecHo (3246) for more info.

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Come in and see our bright new store! Yarn & Craft Centre

New members always welcome!


Open everyday 11:00am - 8:00pm • Fridays until midnight Meat Draws Friday at 7pm & Saturdays at 3pm


• Yarn • Beads • Needle Craft Supplies • Alterations • Teddy Bear Parts • One on One Classes

The Family FraTerniTy

Loyal Order of Moose • Women of the Moose • Moose Legion

Lodge #1552 • 730 Cottonwood Avenue • 250-376-8022

november 2011 sunday


north shore Community Centre #452 - 730 Cottonwood ave • 376-4777 • nsCCs@shaw.Ca



9:00am Out of Eden 9:00am 1:00pm 1:00pm 2:30pm 5:30pm 6:00pm 6:30pm 6:45pm 7:00pm 10:00am Eckankar


flea Market 8am

flea Market 8am


Community Dinner 5pm tickets $10 in advance Buffet Dinner Everyone welcome Live Entertainment • 50/50

20 flea Market 8am

27 flea Market 8am

9:00am Art Class 12:30pm Carpet Bowling 2:15pm Reflexology 6:30pm Gentle Nia 6:30pm Blazers Booster Club 7:00pm Line Dancing

9:00am Art Class 12:30pm Carpet Bowling 2:15pm Reflexology 5:45pm Dance Aerobics 6:30pm Gentle Nia 7:00pm Line Dancing

9:00am Art Class 12:30pm Carpet Bowling 2:15pm Reflexology 5:45pm Dance Aerobics 6:30pm Gentle Nia 7:00pm Line Dancing

12:30pm Carpet Bowling 2:15pm Reflexology 5:45pm Dance Aerobics 6:30pm Gentle Nia 7:00pm Line Dancing 7:00pm Movie Night


Tuesday Bridge Tai Chi Breathing Healing Touch Scrabble Zumba Brock Lions Wood Carvers / Yoga Karobics Bridge Lessons

vs. Blazers Tai Chi Breathing Healing Touch Scrabble Zumba Yoga Karobics Bridge Lessons

Out of Eden 14 9:00am 9:00am Tuesday Bridge


12:00pm Heritage House Bridge 12:30pm Carpet Bowling 1:00pm Cotton Pickers 5:00pm Weight Watchers 6:30pm Zumba 7:00pm Duplicate Bridge

9 9:00am 9:00am

9:00am Out of Eden


Tuesday Bridge 22 21 9:00am 1:00pm Tai Chi Breathing

11:00am FSNA 12:30pm Carpet Bowling 1:00pm Cotton Pickers 5:00pm Weight Watchers 6:30pm Zumba 7:00pm Duplicate Bridge

1:00pm 2:30pm 5:30pm 6:30pm 6:45pm

Tai Chi Breathing Healing Touch Scrabble Brock Lions Wood Carvers / Yoga Pie Night Ladies of the Moose

Healing Touch Scrabble Zumba Yoga Karobics

Out of Eden 28 9:00am 9:00am Tuesday Bridge 1:00pm 1:00pm 2:30pm 6:30pm 5:00pm 6:30pm

9:00am 9:00am 10:00am 1:00pm 1:30pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:00pm

12:30pm Carpet Bowling 5:00pm Weight Watchers 7:00pm Duplicate Bridge 7:00pm Civic Candidates Forum

12:00pm Cotton Pickers Estate Sale 12:30pm Carpet Bowling 5:00pm Weight Watchers 6:30pm Zumba 7:00pm Duplicate Bridge

1:00pm 1:00pm 2:30pm 6:00pm 6:30pm 6:30pm 7:00pm


9:00am Out of Eden

Tuesday Bridge 7 9:00am 10:00am Carpet Bowling 8 1:00pm 1:00pm 2:30pm 5:30pm 6:30pm 6:45pm 7:00pm

Fortune Shopping Centre (Old Pizza Hut location) Open Monday - Saturday 10am-5pm • 250-376-3381





Golfer’s Bridge Diabetic Clinic Yoga Cribbage Line Dancing Social Dance V.V. Lions Dinner Duplicate Bridge



CRaft faiR 10am-3pm Admission by donation BakE salE 10am tEa 11am-2pm Admission: $4

10:00am 1:00pm 1:30pm 2:00pm 6:30pm 6:30pm 7:00pm

Golfer’s Bridge Diabetic Clinic Yoga Cribbage Line Dancing German Choir Social Dance CML Properties Duplicate Bridge


9:00am 9:00am 10:00am 1:00pm 1:30pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:00pm

Golfer’s Bridge Diabetic Clinic Yoga Cribbage Line Dancing Social Dance Duplicate Bridge VV Lions Exec


9:00am 9:00am 10:00am 1:00pm 1:30pm 2:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm

Golfer’s Bridge Diabetic Clinic Yoga Cribbage Line Dancing German Choir Social Dance Duplicate Bridge




8:00am Weight Watchers


Remembrance Day 10:15am Tai Chi Breathing 10:30am Sing-Along 12:00pm BCGREA

10:15am Tai Chi Breathing 10:30am Sing-Along 12:00pm Retired Teachers 2:00pm Old Time Dance

18 8:00am

Weight Watchers

25 8:00am

Weight Watchers 9:00am Steel Workers



Carpet Bowling 30 Christmas Craft fair, Bake sale & tea 29 12:30pm 5:00pm Weight Watchers 6:00pm Columbia Property Mgt 6:30pm Zumba 7:00pm Duplicate Bridge 7:00pm Cottonwood Birthdays

saturday, November 5

Craft Fair: 10am - 3pm (Admission by donation) Bake Sale: 10am Tea: 11am - 2pm (Admission: $4)

Are you due for new hearing aids? In the old Sahali Dental office located behind Sahali Centre Mall. There’s lots of parking available at the side of the building in the Sahali Centre parking lot. (Fox & Hounds side.)

saturday 8:00am Weight Watchers

9:00am Out of Eden

Tai Chi Breathing Healing Touch Scrabble Wood Carvers Community Dinner Yoga

Now located at 414 Arrowstone Drive

10:15am Tai Chi Breathing 10:30am Sing-Along

250.372.3090 TOLL FREE 1.877.718.2211

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