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NorKam in running for Baccalaureate A small city located in the heart of the Thompson Okanagan, Kamloops with its low population, laid back lifestyle and ranching roots is growing up. We have a world-class university now, a brand new law school, sports facilities like no other, and international mining companies amongst much, much more. The next step to becoming a world player is having a International Baccalaureate School and if NorKam Secondary School has its way, it should be fully certified and ready to adopt the world recognized program as of September 2012. The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation, motivated by its mission, focused on the student. They have three programs for students aged 3 to 19, which help develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. Founded in 1968, they currently work with 3,305 schools in 141 countries to develop and offer three challenging programs to over 969,000 students aged 3 to 19 years. NorKam is an official candidate for the IB Diploma Program. They are in offi-




NorKam Secondary School principal Sheryl Linquist (L) and International Baccalaureate (IB) counselor Murray Williams have worked hard on NorKam’s application to be certified as an IB diploma program school.



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cial candidate status and they couldn’t be happier! “We have been in the process of being certified for the last 30 months,” explains Murray Williams, IB Counsellor at NorKam. “Part of that process includes training teachers to teach the program, reviewing policies, practices and philosophies. This October, an external team from the IB World Organization will be coming to visit the school. We are very excited and very close to certification.” The IB program is geared toward the individual who feels unchallenged by regular curriculum/classes; is inquisitive, creative and self-directed; has the desire to explore in order to understand the world; has above average achievement/ability level and plans to attend college or university. The results of graduating from an IB World School include preferential treatment at universities, early admissions and scholarships. Students tend to perform better in first-year university, get higher marks, drop fewer classes and complete their degrees. – continued on page 2 449 Tranquille Road 250-376-0058 229 Victoria Street 250-372-3565 Royal Inland Hospital (Front Entrance) FoRmERly Cowboy CoFFEE

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Business excellence finalists up for awards Kamloops Chamber of Commerce and TD Canada Trust announced the finalists for the 2011 Business Excellence Awards at the Chamber’s monthly social last Wednesday. The 45 independent Selection Committee members will now research and interview each finalist to determine the winners of the coveted 2011 Kamloops Chamber of Commerce | TD Canada Trust Business Excellence Awards. Winners of the awards will be announced at the Business Excellence Awards Gala, to be held the evening of Saturday, October 22. “We congratulate all 140 nominees and our 47 finalists,” said Peter Aylen, president of the Kamloops Chamber. “Now the excitement builds as the final winners are chosen over the next month.” The 2011 Business Excellence Awards Finalists are: City of Kamloops Community Service Award: Canadian Tire Kamloops, NRI Distribution, TELUS; Venture Kamloops Resource IndustryAward: Domtar, Douglas Lake Cattle Company, G&T Metallurgical; Berwick on the Park Service Provider Award 1-10 Staff: 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, Conscientious Catering, Sandler Training; BC Hydro Power

Smart Green Award 1-10 Staff: Crawford Electric, Culture Care Landscaping, Windcor Power Systems Corp; Kamloops Ford Lincoln Service Provider Award 11+ Staff: Chubb Edwards, Daley & Company, Kamloops Convention Centre; RBC Green Award 11+ Staff: Nature’s Fare Markets, Ridgepointe at Pineview, South Thompson Inn & Conference Centre; Home Based Business of the Year Award: Kamloops Momma Magazine, Made with Love Delectable Edibles, Spark your Imagination, Uncle Chris the Clown; Aberdeen Mall Retailer Award 1-10 Staff: Hi-Tech Vacuums, Jardines Domaine, Lizzie Bits Baby Co; BCLC Technology Innovator Award: AxiMech Technologies Corporation, Net Shift Media, Visual Statement; Underwriters Insurance Brokers Retailer Award 11+ Staff: Kamloops Harley Davidson, Petland, Wholesale Sports Outdoor Outfitters; Tourism Kamloops & Tourism Sun Peaks Tourism & Hospitality Award: Bear Country Property Management Ltd., Best Western Kamloops Plus, Hotel 540; BDC Business Development Bank Manufacturer Award: Craig’s Bakery. Hytracker Manufacturing Ltd., Scorpion Technologies Inc; Excel Personnel Business

City Council candidate Arjun Singh (L) congratulates Peter CameronInglis of Greater Than Technology. Peter arrived at last Wednesday’s Chamber of Commerce social just in time to find out that he had been shortlisted in the Business Person of the Year category.

Person of the Year Award: Peter Cameron-Inglis – Greater Than Technology, Mike Miltimore – Lee’s Music, Natalie Peace – Booster Juice; Thompson Rivers University School of Business & Economics Young Entrepreneur Award: Ashley Gribble – Kamloops Urban Tailz Pet

Care; Jennifer Harbaruk – Lizzie Bits Baby Co; Shawn Harnett – At Your Service Catering; Michael Koehn – Mindteams Professional Support Services; Home Hardware First Nations Business of the Year Award: CSC Electric Ltd., Manny Tan, Salto Waterworks.

International Baccalaureate program close to certification – continued from page 1 Already NorKam students in grade 10 are being given the opportunity to take part in the ‘pre-program’. NorKam has offered four grade ten Honours/ Foundations courses that will prepare students for IB studies in grade 11 and 12. “These core subjects this year are being taught using the IB philosophy,” continues Murray. “We have 60 kids enrolled right now. We expect when we are certified that we will have kids come from all over the district and abroad. We have already had a few visits from families looking to relocate to BC from all over the world and have been looking for schools all over. They are interested in this program because they want their kids in

world schools. Internationally recognized, IB World Schools are the gold standard of education around the world. And the IB Program is recognized at universities all over the world. This being said, contrary to belief, it is not an exclusive program. “It’s not an elitist program,” finishes Murray. “It is open to everyone who is hardworking. We are looking for hardworking students. We look at report cards, make them fill out an application, do a writing sample, talk to their former teachers and their parents to see if this is a good fit. We don’t want to set anyone up for failure. Any hardworking student can get into the program. It is not necessarily about the grades. A hardworking C student can get into the

program. Just because someone has a C or C- doesn’t mean they can’t do well. It could mean a lot of things like they are bored or unchallenged and have lost focus. This program isn’t harder its just more in-depth and a little faster paced.”

Let’s wish NorKam the best in their application. This time next year we may very well be just a little higher on the ladder that is the world stage and our children may have a few more doors opened up for them. Tanya Orozco, freelance

Open fires banned for now As of September 7, Fire Chief Neil Moroz prohibits cooking fires and all open burning in the City of Kamloops until further notice. This is to help prevent human-caused wildfires due to the current and forecasted extreme fire conditions in the city of Kamloops. This ban applies to open fires of any size, including cooking fires, along with all types of fireworks. The ban does not apply to cooking

stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes, or to portable campfire appliances with a CSA or ULC rating using briquettes, liquid or gaseous fuel. Campfire appliances that do not meet these requirements are prohibited. Violators of this ban will be subject to penalties under by-law 10-35. Public inquires can be made to: Fire Station No. 1 at 1205 Summit Drive or by phone at 250-372-5131.

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Jim Fenwick Sr. was thrilled to receive a visit from hockey hero Mark Recchi, who brought the Stanley Cup to his hometown this summer. Jim, an avid sports fan and long-time member of Moose Lodge 1552, was a patient at Royal Inland Hospital, and is now happy to be home recuperating.

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Mayor Peter Milobar has proclaimed and we’d like to see peace messagSeptember 2nd from 7-10pm Wednesday, September 21 “World es and images all the way from the Inside Chances Live Entertainment 1250 Halston Avenue Peace Day” in Kamloops. pier to the high-water marker,” said 250-554-1030 To inaugurate World Peace Day, the Pat Zogar of the Centre for Spiritual Japanese Peace Bell is rung at UN Living Kamloops who is organizing Headquarters in New York City. The the event. bell is cast from coins donated by chilThere’ll be white peace dove badges dren from all continents. Peace Day has to wear to demonstrate your commitgrown to include millions of people in ment to peace. Johnson Sandwich all parts renaissance of the world, and each year The International Day of Peace was September 9th from 7-10pm retirement residence events are organized to commemorate by aaUnited Nations resoluNowestablished he enjoys varied menu and greatCarmela company Charity Lunn Inside Chances Gervasi and celebrate this day. tion in 1981 to coincide with the openLive Entertainment Halston Avenue Crystal Blush Boutique Hair and Day Spa t Chartwell, the chef changes the menu daily,1250 soFX Walter not In Kamloops, there will be a peace ing of the General Assembly. By creat250-554-1030 628 Tranquille Road I had quite a few people Yes, we’ve had quite a only gets to choose from a variety of balanced meals, but he celebration at RiversideBC Park from 4:00 ing the International Day of Peace, the Kamloops, in. Lots of compliments. enjoys them with a side dish of laughter and conversation. few. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, 250-376-5363 September UN devoted itself to worldwide peace 21. Participants can choose a rock from and encouraged all of mankind to work Call in today to bookforyour visit! 250-376-5363 the riverbed, receive a First Nations cooperation this personal goal. blessing for the rock, paint the rock Anyone who has an idea for their own The Bodega’s with a peaceful word or picture and peace project is welcome to bring it September 16 & 17 from 7-10pm plant it with others to spell the word down to the park for all to see. Inside Chances “peace” in the newly-dedicated peace For more information, contact Pat Live Entertainment 1250 Halston Avenue garden. Zogar at 250-682-2164, or by email at: 250-554-1030 “There’ll be lots of sidewalk chalk

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The ASK Wellness Centre and United Steel Workers Local 7619 invited the community last Friday to the official opening and ribbon cutting of the ASK Wellness community showers and laundry facilities, constructed in partnership with the United Steel Workers, Funk Electric and community donations. Proud to be providing a clean start for community folks in need are (L-R) Bob Hughes (executive director ASK Wellness Centre), Jim McCarthy and Jim McLean (Steel Workers Union Local 7619).


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Communities helping to prevent suicide

In Canada suicide claims the lives of more than 3,500 people each year. In 2009, over 500 deaths in B.C. were attributed to suicide. Hospitalization due to self-harming and suicidal behaviours is even more common. Between 2008 and 2009, there were over 3000 self-inflicted injuries that required hospitalization in B.C. and some of those injuries were by children as young as 10 years old. “There are many things communities can do to prevent suicide. Recognizing the signs of suicide and creating suicide-safer communities are key to helping people at risk,” said Jenny Turco, Population Health Facilitator with Interior Health. On September 10, World Suicide Prevention Day, events took place across Canada and around the world to promote suicide awareness and prevention. This year the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) in partnership with LivingWorks Education has chosen “Building Suicide-Safer Communities” as its theme. “A Suicide-Safer Community is one that demonstrates a commitment to suicide prevention, provides compassionate care and support to those bereaved by suicide and promotes the mental health and wellness of its citizens,” added Turco. “It’s important communities address the issue openly so that people at risk feel comfortable speaking up and seeking

help from someone they can trust.” Here’s what communities can do to become suicide safer: provide public education and awareness about the warning signs of suicide; provide support to people bereaved by suicide; promote the mental health and well being of all its citizens by providing opportunities to strengthen family, school and cultural connections; promote opportunities for community involvement and decision making CASP and LivingWorks Education recognize it is critically important for communities to establish their own suicide prevention action plans based on their unique character and

needs. A “Building a Suicide-Safer Community” web page has been developed to assist communities. To learn how to get involved and become a designated “Building Suicide Safer Community” visit: or Help is available for those who are feeling suicidal through crisis lines such as 1-800 SUICIDE, local Mental Health and Substance Use Services, family physicians and hospitals. Many communities also offer suicide survivor support groups. Websites such as www.crisiscentre. or are also available.

The City of Kamloops is looking for photos that show what life in Kamloops is like today, a record for posterity and for future generations to enjoy. Photographs will be used for promotional purposes and may appear in news articles, magazines, the City’s web site, photo displays and the City of Kamloops annual calendar. Residents of all skill-levels and ages are encouraged to enter their photographs. Entries must have been taken and owned by the participant. Entries must be submitted in digital format. Participants grant reproduction rights and permissions to the City. Submission of entry implies

acceptance of all above conditions. Photos on the theme of live, work and play are what the City hopes to collect. Photos could fall into the categories of architecture, community pride ~ heroes in uniform, education, summer storm, river life, commerce, leisure, in motion, family and fashion. Submit your digital photos by the September 20, 2011 deadline, by disc or email (limit it to three photos per email please) to City of Kamloops Business and Client Services, 7 Victoria Street West, Kamloops, BC V2C 1A2, By email to: For more information, call 250-828-3572.

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Local store keeps us always healthy

People have been singing a happy tune here on the North Shore as of late and that is because Always Healthy has made its way back to our neck of the woods after their brief relocation to Westsyde. “I am ecstatic to be back on the North Shore,� says store manager Iuana Lenza, whose happy face you can find most days at the popular Health Food and more store. “I love it. The shop is nice, new, big and bright and many people have mentioned they are happy we have returned.� For more than four decades Always Healthy has been the go-to place for everything healthy in Kamloops. Candace Yavis herself has been running the business for the last 14 years for the sheer reason that she wants everyone to be able to live their best life possible. “We want to thank everyone for their patronage over the last 14 years,� enthuses Candace. “With our move we are happy to be back to be able to offer a wide selection of health food products, unique gifts and friendly knowledgeable service seven days per week.� Those health food products include a wide selection of quality vitamins and supplements as well as a great variety of gluten-free products and baking supplies. The best thing about Always Healthy is they are always right there to be able to answer any questions you may have and point you in the right direction whether you are looking for a particular herb, vitamin, baking product or digestion aid. They pride themselves on being customer-focused and work hard to help you find exactly what you need. “We are open 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday

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and from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sundays,� continues Candace. “We carry almost everything from cards, jewelry, fairies and angels to vitamins, supplements, snacks and cleaning supplies. We also have one of the largest supplies of different dried herbs and spices and a beautiful and unique selection of special gifts.� Whether you are looking for some vitamins, herbs, herbal rem-

edies or a huge selection of other health and wellness related supplies and supplements, Always Healthy will most likely have what you need. Visit Always Healthy at their new location and welcome them back to the neighbourhood! Always Healthy can be found at #2-665 Tranquille Road and is available by phone at 778470-5778. Tanya Ozorco, freelance

Climate Smart program for businesses

Venture Kamloops, The City of Kamloops, and FortisBC would like to help make your business more competitive, by helping you reduce fuel, energy, solid waste, and associated costs. As a joint partnership they hope to align their sustainability policies with local corporate actions, and are helping to support local business participation in the Climate Smart program. Through three interactive halfday sessions, online management tools and technical support, the Climate Smart Program

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will help you develop strategies to cut costs and improve operational efficiencies, reduce risks and costs associated with carbon emissions, navigate and access local utility incentives and rebates, gain a competitive edge, and take action on something you care about. The Climate Smart program kicks off on October 25. A limited number of subsidies, worth up to 80 per cent off the cost are being provided to support local businesses on a first-come-firstserved basis. Participating busi-

nesses will also be showcased for their leadership and innovation. Venture Kamloops, The City of Kamloops, and FortisBC hope you will consider participating and join a network of organizations that are developing cleaner, more efficient and profitable ways of doing business. For registration and further program details, go to www. For more information, contact 1-888-688-6283 (tollfree) or

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Fall in to soccer season Expect to see lots of young soccer players in colourful uniforms on local soccer pitches, because the Kamloops Youth Soccer Association’s (KYSA) fall season has kicked off. A total of 180 boys and girls teams in the under-5 age group up to the under-12 division return to the playing fields after a two month break for one more month of soccer activity before winter sets in. Thirty-four of the 180 teams play in the under-11 and under12 divisions, where teams are now tiered based on the spring/

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summer season’s league standings. Teams in these divisions will be competing to finish in the top two spots in their group where they will earn championship medals and trophies sponsored by the KYSA’s longstanding house league sponsor, McDonald’s. The spring/summer season runs from mid-April to the end of June. There is no youth soccer activity scheduled in the months of July and August. Teams in the U-13 up to U-18 age groups play only in the spring/summer season.

Smile for the Foodbank This year Tim Hortons has chosen The Kamloops Food Bank to be the recipient of their 2011 Smile Cookie Fundraiser. This year’s Smile Cookie Fundraiser runs September 19 until September 25, and special smiling chocolate chip cookies are available at all participating Kamloops Tim Hortons. The Smile Cookie program is a community-oriented sponsor-

ship program that raises funds for local charities across Canada and the United States. This unique program originated in Hamilton, Ontario in 1996 as a way to help raise funds for the McMaster Children’s Hospital. Since then, it has expanded across Canada helping a variety of children’s charities, hospitals and community programs.

Ripening green tomatoes A woman’s garden is growing beautifully but the darn tomatoes won’t ripen. There’s a limit to the number of uses for green tomatoes and she’s getting tired of it. So she goes to her neighbor and says, “Your tomatoes are ripe, mine are green. What can I do about it?’’ Her neighbor replies, “Well, it may sound absurd

but here’s what to do. Tonight there’s no moon. After dark go out into your garden and take all your clothes off. Tomatoes can see in the dark and they’ll be embarrassed and blush. In the morning they’ll all be red, you’ll see.’’ Well, what the heck? She does it. The next day her neighbor asks how it worked. “So-so,’’ she answers, “The tomatoes are still green but the cucumbers are all four inches longer.�

Leonard Segnitz along with his wife (not pictured) and son Samuel were out bike riding around the North Shore on Sunday morning, leading a ride for the Kamloops Bicycle Summit. The Arnica Artist Run Centre is taking a look at velo culture through bike rides, artwork, a film festival and vintage posters of the Tour De France. More information about the Summit can be found on Arnica’s website under the events tab. The next bike ride on the North Shore “Women on Wheels� will be taking place on September 24 at 6:30pm starting from Dairy Queen. Take a leisurely ride to the Dairy Queen downtown and then back to the North Shore.

New trends in gardening Gardener Brian Minter will discuss “New Trends in Gardening� on Sept. 18 at 2:00 p.m. in the Barber Centre in the TRU House of Learning Building. Presented

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Answers from out of nowhere

Did you ever search futilely describe the Divinity. This is for something you’d lost, give what is sacred and holy, this up the search and commonality that have it just show we all have, this up? Sometimes we knowing that we are have to stop looking all one and that what in order to find our is known to one of lost objects – and us can be known to our lost answers. all of us. Our subconscious And this of course minds are filled is the basis for the something to with answers. I Golden Rule: “do think about believe that in our unto others as you Rev. Patricia Zogar subconscious mind would have others we are all connected, that there do unto you.� Because when we is a common mind, accessible to know that we are one at our core, us all, that has all the answers. we know that we cannot hurt But how do we access it? anyone else without hurting ourMeditation is one way. We can selves, we cannot deprive anyone request an answer from the com- else without depriving ourselves, mon mind and then simply sit. and every time we do good for Often we will suddenly have the another, we benefit ourselves. urge to “look somewhere else,� Every religion and every faith or “try something else� and we tradition has a teaching similar to will find our answer. the Golden Rule. It is the wisdom Another way is to request an of all ages and all paths. answer during sleep. We may Trust your subconscious mind; have a dream that provides the it is tapped into God Itself. answer or may simply wake up Rev. Patricia Zogar is spiriin the morning, knowing. tual director of the Centre for In my philosophy, Universal Spiritual Living, Kamloops, Mind is one term we use to


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New TNRD/CUPE agreement The Thompson-Nicola Regional District’s (TNRD) Board of Directors is pleased to confirm that an agreement has been reached with Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 900 ending December 31, 2013. The agreement applies to all unionized staff in the civic office and includes operations, planning, building inspection, solid waste, utilities, finance and administration. “The Board of Directors is very pleased with the amicable negotiation process and

the favourable outcome,� said TNRD chair Peter Milobar. The new Collective Agreement is in effect from Jan. 1, 2011 through to December 31, 2013. Some of the key elements of the new collective agreement include a 2 per cent raise per year for the three years, plus minor increases to benefits, and minor housekeeping changes. “The Union has been in bargaining with the TNRD for nine months so it is nice to see that it resulted in a positive outcome,� said Jason Tomlin, CUPE Local 900 president.

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Kid’s lesson in fire safety The Fire Deptartment were invited to a local Elementary School to talk to the children about fire safety in the home. One of the firemen

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The Desert Sounds Harmony Chorus is recruiting new members, and here’s what they want to tell you: Yes, YOU can do this! C’mon, you’ve been putting it off long enough. You’ve run out of excuses, plain and simple. You know you want to...who wouldn’t! Who wouldn’t want to be part of a group of fun ladies who like to sing four- part barbershop style harmony! We love to rehearse, perform and compete in this unique art form. Not only that, we have a blast doing it! We’re teachers, moms, grandmas, labourers, retirees...just like you! We started out just because we like singing in the shower,

along to the radio, or to our kids at bedtime. Most of us had no formal musical training and half of us can’t even read music... you don’t really have to! You learn repertoire just by listening to the provided learning tracks you can download onto your iPod or MP3 player. Still kind of intimidating? No worries! You won’t have to be the lone new girl. Bring a friend, sister, or another female support. We set up a four-week plan for newbies like you to ease your way in. It’s four consecutive Tuesdays starting September 27 at 7:00 p.m. at Heritage House in Riverside Park. Contact the choir’s membership gal Maureen by e-mail at:

Annual Kamloops Writers Fair The Kamloops Arts Council and BC Living Arts presents the second annual Kamloops Writers Fair on November 4 and 5 at the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre The Kamloops Arts Council exists to support emerging artists (includes new writers), as well as providing exposure for established BC authors. They have joined together with BC Living Arts, as well as mentorship from the Federation of BC Writers, to bring more visibility to the literary arts in our community. This day and a half conference offers

an open mic platform to share recent work, Blue Pencil Critique sessions, networking opportunities, and a series of workshops to help in the development of your work. The Kamloops Writers Fair welcomes writers of all genres, both professional and emerging. Last year’s conference sold out before the registration deadline so sign up now! To register and for a full schedule and details of conference, go to Kamloops Arts Council website at Details also available at

Register, run, help cure

Team registration for the October 2 Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure is at the Tournament Capital Centre, Meeting Room A, 910 McGill Road on Wednesday Sept 14 and Thursday Sept 15, both evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. For information on how to register a team go to, or contact: or 250-571-5050.

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Tranquille On the Lake, on the lands of the former Tranquille Sanatorium, has recently done a fine job on the restoration of its barn, seen peeking up behind a fertile pasture of corn.

Flower power at Broncos game

In support of Men’s Health Month, the Canadian Cancer Society will be selling daffodil boxer shorts at the Kamloops Broncos football game on September 17 at Hillside Stadium. You can also test your throwing arm in the Football Toss Contest. Come out and support the Broncos and the Canadian Cancer Society. Funds raised will go towards the fight against cancer. For more information, please visit

First Annual Tomato Festival The First Annual Tomato Festival will be held on Sept. 17, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Downtown Farmers Market. There will be Kamloops restaurants’ tomato dish sampling, tomato seed sale,

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n Donnez Moi L’Espoir Marie-Louise Collins’ photography exhibit runs until Sept. 29 at Wilson House Gallery at 115 Tranquille Rd. n Farmer’s Market from 4pm to 8pm at Spirit Square, corner of MacKenzie and Yew, every Friday until Sept. 30. n Actors needed for Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge - Kamloops Players are looking for male and female actors 30 years and up for their first production in their new space! Please call Sharon at 250554-2388 or email to huuha@ for information about auditions. n Call for Entry- Christmas at the Courthouse : The Courthouse Gallery, 7 West Seymour Street, calls for entries to the 5th annual Christmas at the Courthouse fine art and craft juried art show & sale Nov 26 & 27. Applications can be picked up at the old Courthouse Gallery or visit n BIG Little Science Centre is closed while they move. They will re-open at their new location at 985 Holt Street starting September 12. n TNRD Library Annual Booksale runs Sept. 13 to 18 at the Sahali Mall during regular mall hours. n Shambhala Meditation Group of Kamloops - Open House with Dharma Talk, Sept. 15 at 7pm. 433b Lansdowne St. (above Frankly Coffee) For information: or Liz 250-376-4224.

Social Club (TVASC) n Children’s Arts Festival Sept. 17, 11am - 4pm, Riverside Park. Join the Kamloops Arts Council as they host this exciting family friendly event filled with arts, crafts, entertainment and excitement for the entire family! n 31st annual Terry Fox Run is on Sept. 18. Registration 9am, Run 10am at Interior Savings Centre. For pledge sheets and more info contact April 250 - 8510207. Volunteers still needed! n Famous Pie Night is Sept. 20 at 6pm at the North Shore Community Centre, 730 Cottonwood Ave. Live entertainment, open dance floor, pie and coffee. n Phoenix Centre Annual General Meeting is on Sept. 22 at 12:30pm at Coast Canadian Inn, 339 St Paul St., with special presentations by speakers Dan Carter and Richard Wagamese. Tickets available at 922 3rd Ave., SOCCER STAR - The 2011 Kamloops Youth Soccer Association (KYSA) or Kamloops Brain Injury Assoc. scholarships were handed out recently, and one of the awards went to 408 Victoria St. For more info Taylor Shantz. She was presented with the Pat Onstad Scholarship by KYSA contact Phoenix Centre at 250president Graham Cope. Taylor is a graduate of North Kamloops Secondary, 374-4634. and is attending Simon Fraser University this fall. Photo courtesy of Ken Wou n The Tickled Pink team is having a Run for the Cure fundraiser n Business and Professional n Fraternal Order of Eagles on Sept. 23 at 6:30pm at Maurya’s in starting your ownat busin Women (BPW) Open House - Golf Tournament - Sept Interested 17 Fine Indian Cuisine Restaurant Sept 15, 5-7pm at Sandman Inn at McArthur Island. Sign upmaking 165 Victoria For tickets contact someSt.extra cash for yourse 550 Columbia St. RSVP to Joanne in Lounge at the aerie at 755 Marie Jackson at 250-377-6500 or at 250-320-4214 or kamloopsb- Tranquille Road or call 250-376- 4633. n Community Buffet Dinner n Entertainment at Barside n Let’s Dance, at the Ukrainain withatlive music on Sept. 27 atan appo Call Trisha 778-220-7100 to book Lounge & Grill at Chances Hall, 725 York St. on Sept. 17 5pm at North Shore Community Gaming Entertainment 1250 starting at 8pm. Music by Phoenix. Centre, 730 Cottonwood Ave. Buy Halston Ave. Fridays 7 to 10pm. The dance is sponsored by the tickets in advance at the North Sept.16 & 17 - The Bodega’s. Thompson Valley Activity and Shore Community Centre.

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