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The local food movement is gathering momentum everywhere and Kamloops is no exception. In its third year, the Farm2Chefs fundraiser is set to take over another farm for the day and invites the public to enjoy the culinary creations of some of our area’s best chefs made with food grown by local farmers. This family-friendly event is being held at Sun River Organics Farm, where chefs will design a dish that is typical of his or her style and show off what they can do with local ingredients, paired with beverages produced locally. “This year we have 15 local chefs, nearly a dozen farms, six wineries, two breweries and

Okanagan spirits attending the event,” shares Ed Walker, chair of the TRU Culinary Arts program and founder and president of the Collaborative. Farm2Chefs formed in 2010, with Ed leading the charge. He had become inspired after learning about the Island Chefs’ Collaborative (ICC) operating out of Victoria, B.C. Ed quickly set about organizing a team that would eventually become the first board of Farm2Chefs and within one year a local food collaborative was launched, forming a non-profit society with a mission of connecting local farms with local restaurants, helping move locally grown food from seed to plate. To date mem-

bership is at more than seventy farmers and chefs. “There’s a real disconnect between local food growers and local restaurants,” explains Ed. “We want to help growers and restaurants form partnerships and at the same time inform the public about the importance of local food.” “I grew up on a farm, and support any initiatives that bring farms and restaurants together,” says Donovan Cavers, city councillor and participating chef/owner of Conscientious Catering, a local catering company whose menu is based on the 100 Mile Diet. “Supporting local farmers makes our local food system more robust. It encour-

ages younger farmers who are considering going into farming at a time when a lot of the existing farmers are getting older.” Thursday, Mayis 19 The collaborative also supporting farmers and food security organizations through grant programs. Proceeds from the event will be put toward microloan open andforgrant businessprograms 250.376.2411 that are made available to local food security groups. Farmers are eligible to apply for the micro-loan to enhance their ability to provide food in our region. Local food security groups are eligible to apply for funding to create or continue food security projects in our region. “We recently gave away our – continued on page 2

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Local diners enjoy the evening sun as they wait in line at the Harper’s Trail tent for a wine sample to pair with their local produced and prepared dish at last year’s Farm2Chefs event at Thistle Farm. This year the event moves to Sun Rivers Organics Farm.

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Supporting local governments and local projects Local projects in the North and South Thompson areas will benefit from nearly $1.3 million dollars in funding from the B.C. government’s Strategic Community Investment Fund (SCIF). The SCIF restructures the Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing program and Small Community and Regional District Grants. “Many of these small com-

munities rely on this funding for their day-to-day operations,” says Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Terry Lake. “This funding helps ensure those important services continue to be available to local residents.” Kamloops will receive traffic fine revenues totaling $554,885. The Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing program directly assists eligible munic-

ipalities that pay police enforcement costs. The grants come from ticket fines and court-imposed fines on violation tickets, and the amount of money a municipality receives is based on its contribution to total municipal policing costs. MLA Todd Stone stated, “Residents will benefit from the boost this gives to local projects and infrastructure.”

Community Kitchens reaps benefits from Farm2Chefs Farm2Chefs is pleased to announce that it has provided a grant to the Kamloops Community Kitchen Program to help them replace equipment at the Mount Paul United Church. The $5000 will help the Community Kitchen program operated by Interior Community Services to buy new stoves and other equipment which will enable them to operate programs that help teach participants to process and preserve fruits and vegetables. As Community Kitchen Coordinator DeDe Bone says, “Our community kitchen program helps to promote food security by enabling people to learn how to cook, bake, can or freeze delicious and nutritious foods. Our old stoves were in bad shape and this grant enables us to get high quality equipment to work with.” Farm2Chefs was established to strengthen the relationship between local farms and local chefs, with the aim being get more locally produced meats, fruits and vegetables served in area restaurants. As Farm2Chefs president Ed Walker says, “our goal is to strengthen the local food system. We see the Community Kitchen Program as a vital component in promoting local food security and are happy to provide them with the funds to upgrade the kitchen.” The grant to the Community Kitchen Program is made possible through the Farm2Chefs many fundraising events. Their major fundraiser is their annual Farm2Chefs event, this year at Sun Rivers Organics Farm on July 28. For information on Interior Community Services Community Kitchens Program, please go to: interiorcommunityservices.bc.ca/programs/community-kitchens.

Dawn Wycherly, Community Resources Manager with Interior Community Services (left) and ICS Community Kitchens organizer Dede Bone in front of one of the old stoves that will be replaced with two brand new gas ovens with the $5000 grant money they received from Farm2Chefs.

Locally grown, from seed to plate – continued from front first grant - $5000 to Kamloops Community Kitchens – from the proceeds of last year’s Farm2Chefs event,” says Ed. The grant is the first of many the collaborative intends to give with funds raised at the annual Farm2Chefs event. This year’s event happens on July 28 at Sun Rivers Organics Farm at 3390 Shuswap Road from 5:00 to 8:00pm, and there will be children’s activities and live entertainment from the Henry Small Band. Tickets can be purchased from the Farm2Chefs table at the Saturday Farmers Market downtown or online at brownpapertickets.com/ event/252351. For information about the Farm2Chefs movement and event, visit farm2chefs.com. “This is our third time – we’ve been at every event,” says Cristiana Solinas, participating chef and owner at Caffe Arianna in downtown Kamloops. “If you don’t get a ticket for an event like this you are missing out. This is a beautiful event.”


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Involve yourself with Public Produce Gardens The Public Produce Project has two free gardens, one at Macdonald Park and one at Elm Street and Tranquille Road. In front of City Hall is also a free food garden that is cared for by the City. The Public Produce Project grand opening for the Carmel Public Garden is a partnership with ASK Wellness, who provided the funds to move the garden this year from it’s home in the 100 block of Victoria Street. Public Produce will work directly with their programs and provide food for ASK dinners. This garden is the cooperation of many agencies. The City of Kamloops provided some funds through the Social Planning Grant and secured the onsite water. Missagh Manshadi donated the land,  Painless Underground donated a whole irrigation system, Gardengate Horticulture Program donated over 100 plants and NRI Distributing worked on the site for a day of planting.  Public Produce is a project of Kamloops Food Policy Council. All of their projects deal with food security  or, more correctly, address food insecurity. Public Produce gardens are for everyone! People in need, the working poor or just hungry tourists. They provide food to the public immediately, at no cost and are run by volunteers. Public Produce also offers free garden workshops to teach the public how to grow their own food. All food is grown organically and uses Integrated Pest Management techniques.  For more information or to become involved please contact the Garden Coordinator at publicproduceproject@gmail.com.

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Final results from gun amnesty program Kamloops RCMP had a total of 57 firearms turned over during the month-long gun amnesty in June. The majority of what was turned in is long guns and a variety of ammunition was also recovered. Having these items out of residences and getting them destroyed contributes to safer communities. Police generally received calls from gun owners who had inherited the firearms from former generations of their family and no longer wanted them around.

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Highland Helicopters helps senior cross another one off Dear Editor, Back in June I wrote a letter to Highland Helicopters (letter below) on behalf of a member here at the activity centre. It went like this: I have a member here at the Seniors Activity Centre who has been blind since birth (Patrick). He saved his money and bought a tandem bike (his first bike) and Marlin, a volunteer here at the Activity Centre, has been working with him and took him for his first ride ever on a bike and they never looked back! They get together here at the centre a few times a week and go out on the bike together. Patrick told us this activity centre is the reason he was able to ride a bike for the first time and that means a lot to me. He was being interviewed recently and was asked what’s left on his bucket list and he stated “going for a ride in a helicopter.” Patrick is 65 years old, living on a disability pension, and it took him years to save up for the bike he purchased. I don’t

see a helicopter ride in his future unless we can work together, and I am willing to do some fundraising and PR for you. I then posted a link for a video about this special situation so that Highland Helicopters could see for themselves what an amazing story this is. Terri Jones (Director of Operations) responded and together we worked diligently together to arrange a time that worked for everyone. I am happy to announce that Patrick went on a helicopter ride on Thursday, July 18! Marlin and myself were invited to accompany Patrick on his ride. We flew up and around the Kamloops Airport and Patrick even got a chance to fly the helicopter himself! We wan tot thank Highland Helicopters for making Patrick’s dream come true. Thank you for your ongoing support. Brandi Allen Executive Assistant, Centre for Seniors Information

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The 400 Block Victoria Street will be a pedestrian only promenade today from 9:00am to 3:00pm for the popular expanded Farmer’s Market. Lots of great local produce, meats, baking and more, the Country Fair is like a Saturday Market on Wednesday!! Look for the CAP Team Customer Information kiosk selling Taste of Downtown Passports on the 300 block of Victoria Street

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Although there is live music all four days and street performers on Friday during the Merchant Market, it all comes together on Saturday at the Busker’s Showdown. Street performers, live musicians, magicians, clowns, and various other genres of performers will be putting on their best shows on Saturday in order to impress the judges and be crowned ultimate busker. Bragging rights, cash prizes and ribbons are up for grabs. The real winners however are the crowds that gather to watch the amazing shows. You can’t get better entertainment anywhere else in the city. Come down and make sure to bring the family; soak up the sun, have a cold beverage and relax!

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Live entertainment Wednesday 10am to 12pm Keenan Wilcox: 200 Block Victoria St. Guy Plecash: 300 Block Victoria St. Neil Burnett: 400 Block Victoria St. 11am: 1pm: Sancho the Clown 12pm to 2pm Treena Plummer : 200 Block Victoria St. Sabrina Weeks: 300 Block Victoria St. Mr. M: 400 Block Victoria St. 1pm: 3pm: Lollipop the Clown 1:30pm: 3:30pm: Spoiled Citizens: 400 Block Victoria St. 2pm to 4pm DW Meyers: 200 Block Victoria St. Rita Harpe: 300 Block Victoria St. Thursday 10am to 12pm Max Hayes: 200 Block Victoria St. Ben Bermiller: 300 Block Victoria St. 11am: 1pm: Sancho the Clown 11:30 to 1:30 Crystal Star: 400 Block Victoria St. 12pm to 2pm Mr. M.: 200 Block Victoria St. Claire Carlson-Mitton: 300 Block Victoria 1pm: 3pm: Lollipop the Clown 2pm to 4pm Garry Gagne: 200 Block Victoria St. Mickael Maddison: 300 Block Victoria St. Friday 10am to 12pm Margit Bull: 200 Block Victoria St. Madison Olds: 300 Block Victoria St. Matt Stanley: 400 Block Victoria St. 11am: 1pm: Lollipop the Clown 12pm to 2pm Michele Botel: 200 Block Victoria St. Keenan Wilcox: 300 Block Victoria St. Jelly Switch: 400 Block Victoria St. 1pm: Uncle Chris the Clown: 300 Block 2pm: Checkerboard Guy 2pm to 4pm Jodi Doidge: 200 Block Victoria St. Shea Duncan: 300 Block Victoria St.

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Five sports and arts groups in the Kamloops area will benefit from $262,500 in Community Gaming Grants from the Ministry of Community, Sport, and Cultural Development. Programs receiving grants include Kamloops Minor Hockey Association’s Youth Hockey Program ($175,000); Valleyview Skating Club’s Figure Skating & Canskate ‘Learn to Skate’ programs ($30,000); Sun Peaks Alpine Club’s Alpine Ski Program ($22,500); Kamloops Sunrays Synchronized Swim Program ($15,000); and Kamloops Interior Summer School Of Music ($20,000). “From minor hockey to music camp, this latest round of grants covers a wide variety of interests,” says Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Terry Lake. “These activities keep residents active, healthy, and engaged in their community.” Approximately 5,300 community groups benefited from funding during 2012/13, when our government distributed a total of $135 million in gaming grants for eligible community programs and services. Community Gaming Grants help local groups provide important services for B.C. families. Across British Columbia, 42 recipients will share $1,363,010 in the latest rounds of grants.

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warning! This publication is not suitable, and not intended, for children and those with a weak sense of humour. If you meet these requirements, stop reading immediately and secure your parents permission. In fact stop and call your parents anyway. Thank them for bringing you into the world. Thank them for raising you. How long has it been since you told Mom you loved her? Too long, I bet. Go ahead, call her now.

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The reluctant groom cake-toppers for your special day.

Hall pass on a business trip A businessman packing for a trip glances in his briefcase, “Honey.”
“Yes, darling?”
“Honey,” he says, in mild exasperation, “why do you persist in putting a condom in my briefcase every time I go on a trip? You know I only have eyes for you. I’d never be unfaithful.”
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just that, well you know, with all those terrible diseases out there, it would make me feel better to know that if anything did happen, you’d be protected. So please, darling, take it with you, won’t you? For my sake?”
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Bad luck bride by your side Her husband had been slipping in and out for a coma for several months yet she stayed by his bedside every single day. When he came to, he motioned for her to come nearer. As she sat by him, he said, “You know what? You have been with me all through the bad times. When I got fired, you

were there to support me. When my business fell, you were there. When I got shot, you were by my side. When we lost the house, you gave me support. When my health started failing, you were still by my side. When I think about it now, I think you bring me bad luck.”

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1. Have you ever been exposed to loud or continuous noise? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . n YES 2. Do you find men’s voices easier to understand than women’s? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . n YES 3. Do you find it difficult to follow conversation in a noisy restaurant or crowded room? . . . . . n YES 4. Do you get accused of hearing only when you want to?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . n YES 5. Do you have difficulty understanding speech on the telephone? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . n YES 6. Do you hear better with one ear than the other? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . n YES 7. Does your family and/or friends complain about your hearing? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . n YES 8. Do you sometimes feel that people are mumbling or not speaking clearly? . . . . . . . . . n YES

n NO n NO n NO n NO n NO n NO n NO n NO

If you checked YES to more than one of these questions, call for an appointment for a FREE,COMPREHENSIVE, HEARING EVALUATION.


North Shore Echo, July 24, 2013