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Revisiting the past at Tranquille on the Lake Deep within the darkness, amid the maze of the underground passageways, The Disordered Mind is a haunting tale about institutional cycles and a fractured state of mind deep within the tunnels at Tranquille Farm Fresh. The people who lived and worked at Tranquille especially fascinate Andrew G. Cooper, playwright and director. The research has been endlessly fascinating— “haunting in nature”. His major resources came from RSOE - fr ear jan 25 2012.indd 1 Wayne R Norton’s “A Whole Little City By Itself: Tranquille and Tuberculosis”, The Royal BC Museum in Victoria, but it was conversations with people who lived on the property where he gained valuable and personalized insights. The Tranquillian Soldier, was Chimera Theatre’s first collaboration with Tranquille Tunnel Tours. Written by Mackenzie Cassel, the 2014 production Photo: Gamble Visuals was set in 1917 and focused on a lieutenant in need of treatment and a nurse in training who build off of research done for the collective memories are fond and deranged or is the institution driving her mad? Two doctors’ conheartfelt. meet at the Tranquille previous year. “There is so much to write Audience members are transflicting medical ideologies has Tuberculosis Sanatorium. The following year, Andrew about—it opened in 1908, it was ported to the Tranquille institution the patient trapped in the middle penned Crossroads, which a tuberculosis sanatorium and a in 1963. The interactive theatre without a hope to find her way focused on the closure of the sana- mental facility, many lives had experience has audience mem- back to sanity. Annette Macleod, co-owner of torium after more than fifty years been lived out there.” During his bers following the characters as months of research, Andrew met the story unfolds throughout the Tranquille Farm Fresh, loves the of service. As he approached The with a number of individuals who tunnels and into the mind of a stories shared within the tunnels. Disordered Mind, he was able to lived out there as children. The disturbed mental patient. Is she - continued on page 2


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Standing: Ron Hatch, Cst. Tyler Braun, Cst. Steve Marcil, Cst. Joe Bayda, Cst. Derrick Gladdish, Sgt. Bob Fogarty, Sgt. Darren Michels, Cst. Todd Henderson, Cst. Richard Christy, Cst. Rob Welsman, Cpl. Cheryl Bush, Chaplain Lamont Schmidt, Police Support Services supervisor Kevin Beeton. Seated: David, Retzer, Christine Newton, Nicholas Beaver, Supt. Brad Mueller, Donna Slater, Municipal Support Services manager Jodie MacDonald.

Kamloops RCMP Celebrates Heroes On Thursday, October 6 Kamloops RCMP held their annual Awards and Recognition Ceremony. This ceremony is an opportunity for the Detachment Commander, Supt. Brad Mueller, to acknowledge the police officers, support workers, volunteers and citizens who have made significant contributions to keeping Kamloops safe. Recognized this year were Cst. Todd Henderson and Cst. Alister Owens for assisting in subduing a man who was brandishing a hatchet; Cst. Joe Bayda and Cst. Derrick Gladdish for preventing a woman from jumping from the Overlander Bridge; Sgt. Darren Michels, Cpl. Cheryl Bush and Cst. Tyler Braun for the assistance they offered to Cpl. JR Michaud and his family after he was shot while on duty in December of 2014; Sgt. Bob Fogarty, Municipal Support Services manager Jodie MacDonald and Police Support Services supervisor Kevin Beeton for their combined effort in the completion of the North Shore Community

Policing Office; Chaplan Lamont Schmidt on his retirement after serving for 15 years as the Chaplan of the Kamloops RCMP; and Ron Hatch on his retirement from conducting Critical Incident Stress debriefings with Kamloops RCMP members for the past nine years. As well, Cst. Rob Welsman, Cst. Richard Christy and Cst. Steve Marcil each received the St. John Life-Saving Certificate

for their participation in assisting Cpl. JR Michaud after he was shot while on duty. Cst. Steve Marcil also received the Commanding Officer’s Commendation for Bravery for his actions in returning fire on the suspect and then giving first aid to Cpl. Michaud. In addition, Supt. Mueller recognized numerous community members who selflessly performed extraordinary

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acts of bravery and social acts of courage. David Retzer and Donna Slater were recognized for offering assistance to victims of a motor vehicle collision that occurred after two suspects in a stolen car collided with them; and Christine Newton and Nicholas Beaver were commended for their courage and bravery in saving five people from drowning in the North Thompson River.

Live! Box Office at 250-374- offering warm drinks and yummy This being the fourth year of the LIVE (5483) or www.kam- nibbles. Guests are invited to dress up in costumes before wantours, it’s been a thrill to witness Looking for a fall adventure dering through the Corn Maze (be the theatrical elements blossom forewarned, the dark is guaranand grow with each passing year. that’s fun for the whole family? Keeping up with The Disordered teed to harbour lots of spooks and Also, exciting for Annette and her partner Tim, is to see return- Mind theme, Tranquille is offering surprises!) For more details for Chimera ing audience members come back a “Brainy” Corn Maze, which is each season. “It’s becoming a open every Saturday and Sunday Theatre, Tunnel Tours and yearly tradition.” Tranquille has until October 30 from 10:00 am Tranquille Farm Fresh—the Facebook pages is a great place to also had enormous success with to 4:00 pm. Dr. Padova’s Haunted House start. Check out their websites for private parties and corporate is set for October 28 to 30 from further information about upcomgroups. The show runs on Friday, 5:30 to 9:30 pm. Tranquille has ing productions and events at: Saturday and Sunday evenings, partnered with another local theand closes on October 30. Tickets atre group, the Laughing Stock and http://www.chimeratheatre. and available show times can Theatre Society and downtown com/. Alicia Ashcroft, freelance be found through the Kamloops café Frankly Coffee, who will be

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Chimera Theatre is holding auditions for its upcoming mainstage production Mockus by George M. Johnson, which will be running at the Pavilion Theatre February 8 to 11, 2017. Chimera Theatre are currently seeking actors and dancers of all ages for this production. Mockus is the thrilling tale based on true events of a mayor desperate to save his city and the clown who inspires him through a world of imagination. Featuring spectacular acrobatics and exhilarating music and dance, Mockus will transport audiences to the sublime world of the three-ring circus. Applicants are asked to email acting resume and headshot to with the subject line “MOCKUS SUBMISSION.” Please highlight any dance experience or circus related special skills (juggling, mime, acrobatics, tumbling, etc.). Please advise Chimera Theatre of your availability for the audition dates and whether you would like to be considered for a dance/movement role. Only successful applicants will be contacted to arrange an audition. Chimera Theatre encourages submissions from diverse artists of all backgrounds, regardless of race, colour, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Audition dates are: November 5 and 6 and the deadline to submit is November 1 at 5:00 pm. More information can be found on our website:

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Members of Interior Community Services were on hand for the wellness fair at Spirit Square at the corner of Yew Street and MacKenzie Avenue on October 13. Project Connect was a part of this year’s Homelessness Action Week. The event featured live music, a barbecue, prizes and opportunities to connect with service providers.

Are you ready for Nights of Fright? In collaboration with on campus and in the Sunset Valley Farms, community to allow its PCMA-TRU presents members to build their Nights of Fright. From portfolios and gain real 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm on life experiences in the October 21 and 22, the events industry. Part of community of Kamloops a much larger, North is dared to enter a maze American wide orgaof unimaginable horrors. nization, PCMA is the Be warned, within the definitive authority in haunted corn maze lurk education, business creatures born of pure networking and comevil, who exist to torment munication engagement and torture those are for leaders in the global not lost in the darkness. meetings, convention Warm beverages and a and business events concession stand will industry. With more than be available, as well as 6,500 members worlda toasty bonfire to share wide and over 50,000 scary stories around. customers, PCMA is an PCMA-TRU is a organization that drives Thompson R i v e r s innovating through risk University student taking, research, and data chapter of the western driven decision-making. region of Professional The club has been Conference Management working hard to produce Association, which this event since before organizes events both the fall term started.

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Jump to the left, step to the right As the case generally is with movNot familiar with the dance craze? ing house—it’s the biggest pain Why darling, it’s just a jump to the ever. Despite planning and weeks left and then a step to the right… of packing and organizing, it’s like I’ve been watching Rocky Horror sinister little elves appear overnight since I was 13, it’s become a Halto create mysterious piles in every loween tradition. Although, I must corner and cupboard. Furthermore, admit the older I get, the more disno matter how clean you’ve mainturbing I find this picture. This twisttained your residence, it suddenly ed horror, sci-fi musical mash-up is seems impossible to contain the dust not for the faint of heart. A young, bunnies and vague smudges on the newly engaged couple gets a fateful wall. You wipe one small area on the flat tire on a rainy night in the middle PERFECTLY wall, which makes it gleaming white, of nowhere and stumble upon this FABULOUS exposing the gray off the rest of castle. Naturally. There just happens Alicia Ashcroft the wall. to be a huge celebration that night in Moving on Halloween adds an honour of the master’s new creation extra special element of madness to an already - a blonde, oiled Adonis named Rocky Horror. exasperating day. (Spoiler alert, Meatloaf shows up on a motorMy husband loaded the U-Haul while I cleaned. cycle, sings one song and then gets viciously The radio was really rolling with the Halloween murdered by Dr. Frank N. Furter…a “sweet transtheme. Intermingled with Katy Perry, Ke$ha, vestite” from the planet Transsexual TransylvaTaylor Swift and some rapper featuring Pitbull nia). It’s best not to think about it too much. It’s a was “Thriller”, “Monster Mash”, Warren Zevon‘s tough go for ole Meatloaf—to go from saxophone “Werewolves of London” and the “Ghostbusters” drenched “Hot Patootie (Bless my Soul)”, to being theme song, which was played every hour on the stabbed to death by a pick axe…and later fed to hour. Generally, I listen to CBC2, but the Hal- the unknowing castle guests. loween themed classical music is not really a ‘roll You know that you’re getting older when your up the sleeves, pump up the jam’ kind of genre. biggest concern about Rocky Horror is the cleanliMaybe Edgar Allan Poe would consider Musso- ness of the castle. I’m certain proper food safety rgsky’s “Night on Bald Mountain” ideal for the practices when storing and serving Meatloaf were cleaning playlist, but not me. Makes the tension a not adhered to. I can’t imagine Magenta, Columlittle thicker than need be. bia and the hunchbacked butler Riff Raff changing Amid our final push to vacate, the landlord sheets and deep cleaning the premises. Although, stopped by to pick up the keys. We were hustling as it turns out, the castle is a space ship and after to finish the last-minutes tasks while the land- the musical interlude in the swimming pool, everylord’s young son, dressed as a bright yellow M&M, one dies or escapes as the castle returns to its home followed us around chatting incessantly about planet…so hygiene is kind of a non-issue. his anticipated loot in his upcoming trick or treatI’m not even making this up. I wish I had though. ing venture. Singing and sexual awakenings, murder and music, Make yourself useful you little candy coated nut aliens and accidental cannibalism, glamour with and grab a broom while you yak my ear off. a splash of gore—what more can you ask from Following the U-Haul to the new place, my a musical? car loaded to the hilt, the “Ghostbusters” theme I thanked the radio gods for the musical offersong starts up all over again. Okay, shut it down. ing by cranking up the volume and singing my Change the station. I catch “Time Warp” from the heart out amid the crush of traffic and a string of Rocky Horror Picture Show. red lights.


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Day of Difference with a twist On October 20 Interior Savings employees are rolling up their sleeves to lend a hand in their community and the Credit Union is offering up cash for others who’d like to get in on this act of local good. This mass volunteering effort marks the third annual Interior Savings’ Day of Difference and will include over 500 employees in 14 communities across the Interior of BC. Interior Savings’ Day of Difference coincides with International Credit Union Day, an annual event commemorating the credit union movement’s impact and achievements globally, nationally and in local communities – all made possible by the support of its’ members. Here at home, branches will open up at 9:30 am with treats and gifts for members. Then, at 2:00 pm, Interior Savings will close its doors a little early and employees from Osoyoos to Clearwater will lend a helping hand to those community organizations that work tirelessly for the benefit of others. The Kamloops team will be doing yard maintenance at the Kamloops Therapeutic Riding Association and the Garden Gate Open Door Group. They’ll also be helping the BC Wildlife Park prepare for upcoming events, assembling food kits for the Kamloops Food Bank and assisting Literacy in Kamloops with their Bright Red

Interior Savings staff at the Kamloops Food Bank for the 2014 Day of Difference.

strangers, donating to the local to make our communities strong, Bookshelf program. In an added twist, Interior food bank or creating a care box but also to celebrate what it means Savings is launching their $10,000 for someone in need – the possi- to be local. We’re hoping to inspire Local Give. Members and local bilities are endless,” says Interior a wave of local good and can’t residents will have the opportunity Savings CEO Kathy Conway. wait to see the difference individuto share what good they would do “As a co-operative, we know the als will make.” Beginning on October 20, go to with $100. The first 100 qualified power that comes from a commuapplicants will receive the cash to nity working together. Our Day of to Difference is not only an opportu- share what local good you could make their good idea happen. “It could be buying coffees for nity to lend a hand to those helping do with $100.


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Dining Out Sarah, Rosemary and Anne went to a restaurant together to celebrate old times. “I’ll take some Tom Yum soup,” said Sarah to the waiter. “Nah,” said the waiter waving his hand “you probably won’t like it, it’s way too spicy! Why don’t you try the Garden Vegetable Soup?” “Alright,” said Sarah. “You know better than me, after all you are the waiter!” “And how about you, ma’am?” said the waiter turning to Rosemary. “I think I’ll take the poached fish,” said Rosemary, after carefully examining the menu. “I don’t really think you’ll like it,” said the waiter, “it’s very bland. Why don’t you try the Rib Steak with Garlic Marinade?” “OK, I’ll take that instead,” said Rosemary. “And how about you?” said the waiter turning to Anne. “I don’t know, I can’t decide,” said Anne looking up from the menu, “what do you recommend?” “Recommend?” said the waiter with a surprised look on his face, “who has time to recommend stuff smack in the middle of dinner hour!”

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A child’s view A man was helping one of his cows give birth, when he noticed his fouryear-old son standing wide-eyed at the fence, soaking in the whole event. The man thought, “Great...he’s four and I’m gonna have to start explaining the birds and bees. No need to jump the gun - I’ll just let him ask and I’ll answer.” After everything was over, the man walked over to his son and said, “Well son, do you have any questions?” “Just one.” gasped the still wide-eyed lad. “How fast was that calf going when he hit that cow?”

Buying fabric Walking up to a department store’s fabric counter, the pretty girl said, “I would like to buy this material for my new dress. How much does it cost?” “Only one kiss per yard,” replied the male clerk with a smirk on his face. “That’s fine,” said the girl. “I’ll take ten yards.” With expectation and anticipation written all over his face, the clerk quickly measured out the cloth, wrapped it up and then teasingly held it out. The girl snapped up the package, pointed to the old man behind her and smiled, “Grandpa’s going to pay the bill.”

Now that’s a doorbell I was accompanying my eight-year-old daughter who was selling cookies door-to-door for the Girl Guides. After visiting several homes, she commented on the different styles of doorbells: some buzzed, some rang, some warbled. We made a game of guessing what the next bell would sound like. At the precise moment she touched the doorbell at one house, the church tower began to chime. She wheeled around with a look of amazement on her face. “Now that’s a doorbell!”


From 3:00pm to 5:00pm on Monday, October 31 North Shore businesses will be welcoming little ghosts, goblins, heroes and princesses! See next week’s Echo for map of all Participating Businesses.

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Badminton, pumpkins, perogies and more! ■■ Tranquille Tunnel Theatre’s The Disordered Mind from Sept. 9 to Oct. 30 at the old Tranquille Mental Health Institution, 4600 Tranquille Rd. Tickets available at Kamloops Live! Box Office. FMI call 250-572-2530. ■■ Chances - Live entertainment from 8 to 11pm. Oct. 21- Dave Coalmine, Oct. 22- Ryan7. Jam Night every Wed. from 8 to 11pm. 1250 Halston Ave. ■■ Big Little Science Centre Oct. 22: 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 ■■ 11th Annual Pumpkins of Light Festival on Oct. 27 from 6 to 8:30pm at Gardengate, 915 Southill St. Over 300 carved pumpkins on display. ■■ Pyrohy Suppers on Oct. 28 and Nov. 25 from 5 to 7pm at Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 1044 8th St. Tickets at the door. FMI call 250-578-8266 or 250-376-1978. ■■ Perogys and Cabbage Roll Orders are available through The Ukrainian Catholic Church Ladies League, 109 Tranquille Rd. by calling Adelle 250-554-3107, Mary 250-376-8934 or Fr. Pavlo Myts 250-376-3690. ■■ Badminton at the OLPH gym at 7pm on Tues nights. Small drop in fee covers gym rental and bad-

Tuesday night badminton - returns to the OLPH gym, located at 635 Tranquille Road. Everyone is welcome to attend. A small drop-in fee of $5.00 covers the cost of the gym rental and birdies.

minton birds. FMI call Robert at 250-579-0193. Everyone welcome. ■■ 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 ■■ Society for Creative Anachronism - Shire of Ramsgaard weekly practice/gathering on Mondays at 7pm at Stage House Theatre, 422 Tranquille Rd. FMI call Raynagh at 250-376-6676. ■■ Donations Wanted of old/ damaged bras to be repaired and passed on to those in need. FMI call Grace at 250-554-1065. ■■ 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. ■■ Meet An Elder on Thursdays from 9am to 4:30pm at Lii Michif Otipemisiwak Family and Community Services, 707 Tranquille Rd. RSVP to 250-554-9486. Free. ■■ Variety and Line Dancing on Tuesdays from 3 to 4pm at the North Shore Community Centre, 730 Cottonwood Ave. Drop in fee required. FMI call 250-376-4777. ■■ Acoustic Jam Nights at The Alano Club, 171 Leigh Rd from 7 to 10pm on the 1st and 3rd Mon.

of each month. Hosted by Perry Tucker and the Good Gravy Band. Great atmosphere, have a burger and try the hand cut fries. ■■ Fraternal Order of Eagles Weekly EventsTuesdays 3:30pm to 5:30pm Pull Tab Draws, Wednesdays 4pm to 6pm Horse Races with ‘Big Jim’, Saturday and Sundays 3pm to 5pm Meat Draws. Karaoke with Michelle Sundays at 7pm. 755 Tranquille Rd 250376-1311 . ■■CSI Activity Center events: Mondays- Euchre at 1:30pm; Tuesdays- Wood carving at 10am, Whist at 1pm, Bingo at 6pm; Wednesdays- Cribbage at 1pm; Thursdays- Stichers Club at 10am, Bridge at 1:15pm, Whist at 1pm; Fridays- Canasta at 1pm.

ADVERTISING CONSULTANT WANTED We are looking for an experienced sales consultant to work with our tight-knit team at the Downtown and North Shore Echo newspapers. We have to admit though that we’re more interested in finding the right personality fit, so aptitude and enthusiasm are the most important qualities! The gig entails working with clients to implement effective advertising campaigns - this starts with the sale, continues to getting ad copy, proofing ad with client and then follow up after the sale. Also includes: organization of systems and billing clients. Basic computer skills are a must. The hours are flexible the work atmosphere is fun! Submit resume to: #1 - 219 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 2A1 Email: or Fax: 250-374-3247

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Dear Libra (Sept. 24 - Oct. 23) Watch your waistline and watch your words. Off the cuff comments could cause a lasting rift. Tread lightly at home. Dear Scorpio: (Oct. 24 - Nov. 22) Money is about to get a boost but that’s no reason to break open the bank and party. Stay behind the scenes and watch your words. Even when you’re being nice you still sting. Dear Sagittarius: (Nov. 23 -Dec. 21) Love is on your mind and friends are here to help but money has you questioning how much fun you can afford. Get out and be social. You’ll have ample time to stay at home when the snow arrives. Dear Capricorn: (Dec. 22 - Jan. 20) More than any other sign you have to be careful this week. The astro-conflict is going to hit close to home. If you’ve been thinking of a change then take charge and control your own destiny. Dear Aquarius: (Jan. 21 - Feb. 19) Someone from your past, or a hidden enemy, steps up to throw a monkey wrench into your plans. It’s not too late to make peace but you have to ask yourself what’s best for you. Love is waiting with a friend. Dear Pisces: (Feb. 20 - Mar. 20) Although joint finances continue to grow in spectacular fashion, your social network takes a hit. Unhappy and potentially jealous friends make their feelings known. Your destiny is up to you. Dear Aries: (Mar. 21 - April 20) Change is coming to your public image so be prepared because it can go either way. Toes are going to be bumped and you might be in a public fight. Carry yourself with grace and look for win/win solutions. Dear Taurus: (Apr. 21 - May 21) You’ll be feeling like padding your personal bank accounts but it’s joint finances that have the astro green light. Business opportunities continue to grow but so does general busy-work. News from afar rocks the boat. Dear Gemini: (May 22 - June 21) Saturn is still casting a sober light on your relationships but Venus is finally joining the dance and with it she’s bringing new admirers and a new chance for the happily forever after The Echo is delivered free for the enjoyment of you’ve been waiting for. Say hello to strangers. businesses customers. you’dyour like dearest. to Dear Cancer: (June 22 - Julyand 22)their Watch for fightsIfwith take a copy home, please pick one up at: Something you say or do could trigger a major split. You don’t have to Canadian jump ship just because theRoyal water gets rough. Legion Branch #52 Zack’s Coffee Tea • Caffe Dear Leo: (July 23 - Aug 22) Watch for&accidents whileMotivo driving! There TheitGrind • Blenz Coffee of health, is a major conflict in the stars and falls in your astro-sector work and daily chores. Be careful. Frankly Coffee Dear Virgo: (Aug. 23 - Sept. 23) Money is super strong and problems All proceeds are donated to charity! at home suddenly transform into hidden opportunities. Children and creative projects on the other hand take a major astrological hit. Be prepared for a backlash.


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Bahá’í Holy Days Celebration

The Kamloops Bahá’í community welcomes everyone to its Twin Festivals on the evenings of Oct. 31and Nov 1 at the Odd Fellows Hall, 423 Tranquille Road, North Kamloops The Twin Festivals celebrate the Births of the Báb and Báha’u’lláh the Founders of the Bahá’í Faith. Throughout the days and evenings, programs, meals, activities and entertainment will be held at the hall.

For more information call 250-434-8110.

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