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New Gleaning Abundance program to fill food GAP This fall the Kamloops Food Policy Council is officially launching the Gleaning Abundance Program (GAP) for the greater Kamloops area, addressing the issue of local food security with an organized effort to ‘glean’ food that would otherwise be wasted, in particular perishable food from local farm harvests, household gardens and fruit trees. “We have so much food in Kamloops, on trees that, if not picked, is going to waste,” says Laura Kalina, co-chair and treasurer of the Kamloops Food Policy Council. The GAP recently received a three-year, $45,000 grant from the Interior Health Authority’s Community Food Action Initiative to coordinate a regional food security, food gleaning and food recovery initiative that will begin in Kamloops. The project expects to sign up 200 households to glean from. The GAP brings insured volunteer pickers to gleaning sites free of charge, where they harvest, or glean, edible produce and share it with owners, food agencies and amongst themselves. This equal one-third division of food resources is a win/win/win for all involved in the program and a couple of weeks into the project they are well on their way.

10-year-old Julian Coleman-Hilke is the Gleaning Abundance Project’s youngest volunteer. Here he is with some of his bounty, during a media event where the three-year pilot project was announced.

“We are on the ground right now – there are people picking as we speak,” says gleaning project coordinator Krystal Williams at a recent

event launching the program. “As of this morning, we’ve picked over 800lbs of fruit already this year and donated over 500lbs of that to the Food Bank and other

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outreach organizations.” Those results came from the efforts and participation of 75 volunteers and 50 registered homes with fruit trees to contribute. When volunteers and/or owners choose not to keep their shares, the total harvest is distributed to food security agencies that use the resources to empower and facilitate healthy meals and healthy lifestyles and transitions for low-income families, individuals, the working poor and the homeless. The community kitchen is already making good use of the food they’ve received from the initial harvest. “Last Thursday night I had 11 people in the kitchen and we canned 87 jars of tomato sauce. Everyone paid $5 and took home a dozen jars of tomato sauce,” says Dede Bone of Interior Community Service’s Community Kitchens, highlighting the obvious benefits of coordinating an effort like this. “This program is huge for community kitchens – now instead of watching it fall off the tree, or me going to collect it, I can just call Krystal and she will bring it over!” Expansion goals are already in place to include more households and volunteers, as well as the development of a best practices – continued on page 2






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Save the date: Agriculture Plan open houses

Prized Pumpkins Jorge Perez and Rob Wright are gearing up for the Gardengate 8th Annual Pumpkin of Light Festival. You can enjoy a spectacular spooky night Wednesday October 30 from 6:00pm to 8:30 pm. The Gardengate Horticulture Program is a project which aims to promote healthy eating and active living for individuals living with mental health issues.

City offers free smoke alarms for seniors The City of Kamloops is teaming up with the Centre for Seniors Information, Seniors Outreach Society, the Province of British Columbia and the Fire Chiefs Association of BC to ensure seniors have working smoke alarms in their homes. According to 2011 Census data from Statistics Canada, close to 13,000 seniors live in Kamloops, with just over 8,000 living in private residences. This makes up 10 per cent of Kamloops’ population. In January 2012, a report prepared by the Surrey Fire Services and the University of the Fraser Valley, “Smoke Alarms Work, But Not Forever”, was released to the public. This report identified the importance of smoke alarms and the groups at highest risk of dying in a house fire. This report identifies seniors as one of the target groups. Surrey Fire Services and University of the Fraser Valley research reveals that on average, 35 people died in structure fires in BC each year between

2006 and 2011 and that young children, older adults, people with disabilities, rental units and households in low-income areas, rural communities and First Nations reserves are at greater risk. Working smoke alarms could reduce annual fire deaths by as much as 32 per cent. Data from the BC Office of the Fire Commissioner shows nearly 70 per cent of the fire scenes examined between 2006 and 2011 had no functioning smoke alarm. “Working Smoke alarms are the best defense for protecting your loved ones from fire. Kamloops Fire Rescue want to make sure that everyone has access to smoke alarms and we want to start with the people who are at highest risk,” said Dennis Fayers, Interim Fire Chief. If you know of a senior, or if you are a senior and you require smoke alarms or your smoke alarm is more than ten years old, we encourage you to call Kamloops Fire Rescue at Fire

Station No. 1 at 250-372-5131 or complete the online application at Kamloops Fire Rescue will provide you with smoke alarms and install them free of charge.

The City of Kamloops Agriculture Advisory Committee and Development and Engineering Services staff Committee would like to invite residents of Kamloops to attend one of several Open Houses for the presentation of the draft Agriculture Area Plan events. These events are to review strategies and actions proposed in the plan and provide feedback before the plan is presented to City Council. The Open House dates are October 21 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm in the plaza area of the Tournament Capital Ranch at 5375 Yellowhead Hwy; October 23 from noon to 1:30pm from 6:00pm to 7:30pm in the Parkside Lounge in Interior Savings Centre, at 300 Lorne Street; and on October 24 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm in the Barnhartvale Community Hall at 7390 Barnhartvale Road. For those not able to attend an Open House, all documents available at the events will also be posted at For more information on the Agriculture Area Plan or to provide feedback in lieu of attending an Open House, please call 250-828-3568 or email

Gleaning Abundance program feeds the community – continued from page 1 model and on-line resource guide for other communities in the Interior Health region to follow. “The first year is really to get the trees registered and get things going and then afterwards we’re going to spread it throughout the (Interior Health) region to help other communities get gleaning programs going,” explains Laura, who adds that the second- and third-year goals are to look at what can be done through social enterprise with all of the fruit as the harvest numbers grow.

Some early ideas include producing dried fruit products, adds Laura: “Maybe we’ll be known as ‘Kamloops Fruit Leather’ and we’ll have some great commodity that’s going to come out of it.” For more information about the Gleaning Abundance Program contact Glenn Hilke, volunteer communications coordinator, at 250-374-3858 or or visit their Facebook page by Kamloops Gleaning Abundance Project – GAP. Rebecca Stewart

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The pride of the Chamber At their annual conference this past week, the Chamber of Commerce Executives of Canada (CCEC) named Kamloops Chamber’s Executive Director Deb McClelland the Canadian Executive of the Year for a population of less than 100,000. Says CCEC Award Committee Chair Shannon Churchill: “This past year, Deb led her chamber through a rebranding process while purchasing their own office space as well. She has the best operational processes and policies in place, which chambers from across the country emulate and she is always willing to share them. I can’t think of anyone else more deserving of this award.” “Our entire board and staff are very proud of Deb and what she accomplishes at the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce each and every day,” states Chamber President Bob Dieno. “This award shows that the entire chamber network has now recognized Deb for what we already know. She demonstrates passion in promoting the chamber’s goals and values and is dedicated to building a better business environment for our community and our country.” “I was so incredibly surprised and honoured to be placed in the same

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Free pass and prizes at City pools The City of Kamloops would like to thank residents for their patronage of the Tournament Capital Centre and Westsyde Pool by celebrating a week long Customer Appreciation Event. From October 7 to 13, family fun and activities will be taking place. Some FREE events at the TCC include: Kids Fun Zone with face painting and balloon making on Saturday, October 10 from 10:00 am to noon; and Refreshments and snacks on Wednesday from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, and Friday from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Other initiatives include discounts at


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Valuable experience for local refs The Sport Chek National Club Championships - U16 Cup begins this Wednesday and runs through to Thanksgiving Day, Oct 14. It is being hosted by the Kamloops Youth Soccer Association. One of the benefits of hosting a competition of this magnitude is that local game officials will have the opportunity to obtain some valuable experience. Out of the pool of 30 officials that will be used during the competition, the Kamloops Soccer Referees Association is providing 16. This is a great accomplishment for the KSRA and its members. This year, KSRA members have officiated in several high level events. In addition to local tournaments such as the KYSA Slurpee Cup, KSRA members have officiated at both Provincial Youth A and B Cups, in National All-Star tournaments, the Adidas Champions Cup, the Pacific

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Run for the Cure fundraising was in high gear this month at Lo-Boy Market. For every $5 donation, customers could pop a pink balloon and win a prize. Giveaways included everything from soup to shoes to salsa to $5 - $50 shopping sprees! Lo-Boy owners Mike Cottrell and Sue Bellevue say that the event was a big success and many people came in to the store just to donate. Customer donation came in at $385 and Lo-Boy matched this amount for a grand total of $770 being raised for the annual run. Pictured here is Shay who was ecstatic to win a $50 shopping spree. He immediately used it for a new pair of Van’s shoes.

Coast Soccer league and in college and university matches. The KSRA and KYSA partner on delivering smallside referee clinics for youth 12 to 14, the first step in learning to referee. KSRA is a local referee organization established

in 1980 and boasts a high profile alumni including Darren Clark (former FIFA Assistant Referee), Michelle Pye (current FIFA referee) and Kevin Duliba (current National list official). The Canadian Soccer Association-appointed

Supervisor of Officials for the competition will be Tiberio de Frias from Victoria. Tiberio filled the same role at the Western Canada Summer Games in Kamloops two years ago, so he is very familiar with the capabilities of local game officials.

Homelessness Action Week is October 14 to 18 Kamloops Homelessness Action Plan joins forces with the Kamloops Working Group on Homelessness for Homelessness Action Week 2013. The week of Thanksgiving in October is a local opportunity to get everyone involved in the issues of homelessness and affordable housing, which affect us all. Homelessness Action Week has been taking place across the province for eight years and is gaining momentum and recognition. In Kamloops this year they are working with over 30 community agencies to provide several important events. There will be a free turkey dinner at the Salvation Army on Wednesday, October 16. Two sittings will be offered to ensure the most people can be fed. The Salvation Army provides free meals to families along with other important faith-based supports. Also on Wednesday, October 16 is a free Documentary Night screening three short films. Community Roots, Youth Against Youth Homelessness and Bevel Up will be presented from 7:00 to 9:00pm at the Paramount

Theatre, followed by a discussion with key players in the productions. The event has no cost, but donations of non-perishable food items, clothing or hygiene items, is encouraged. The week will culminate in Project Homeless Connect, planned for Friday, October 18 from noon to 5:00pm in Spirit Square on the North Shore. The event is all about connecting homeless and at risk people with the supports they need, and will include free onsite flu shots from the Interior Health Authority Street Nurses; a free BBQ provided by the Valleyview Overlanders Lions Club; live music by local band Full of Excuses and much more. Funds for Homelessness Action Week 2013 have been generously provided by the Kamloops Working Group on Homelessness (KWGH) through the federal Homelessness Partnering Strategy – for more information on the KWGH, please contact Carmin Mazzotta, Project Manager Housing & Homelessness for City of Kamloops at 250-828-3728 or by email at cmazzotta@

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New program offers support for obese children and youth Kamloops families with children who are above a healthy weight will be offered more support with the launch of Kamloops Healthy Weights for Children: Shapedown BC, a provincial initiative that encourages healthy eating and active lifestyles. “The Shapedown program is designed to support children and their families by providing the information and tools they need to achieve healthier lifestyles,” says Minister of Health Terry Lake. “It is great news that families in Kamloops will now have access to this program and we are proud to invest in strategies, which are working to improve health outcomes for young people and their families right across B.C.” Shapedown brings families together for fun and interactive group activities twice a week over a ten week period. A team of health care professionals and exercise specialists will work to build on the strengths of families so everyone becomes healthier and happier. Through Shapedown families can achieve a more active lifestyle and healthier family eating, as well as increased self-esteem. “We are excited to see Shapedown being offered to Kamloops families,” says Kamloops South Thompson MLA Todd Stone. “The impact of obesity on a young person’s quality of life is significant and we know this program’s approach has proven benefits.”

“Our most important goal is to improve the health of those living within IH. The Shapedown initiative focuses on the value of good health, not only for children but for the whole family,” says Interior Health Board Chair Norman Embree. The group treatment program, led by a dietitian and a mental health professional, will operate in partnership with the Kamloops Community YMCA-YWCA at the downtown location. “The Kamloops YMCA-YWCA is pleased to be part of bringing the Shapedown program to Kamloops. Giving children and fam-

ilies the opportunities to lead an active and healthy lifestyle is paramount to the mission of the Kamloops Y. This program is an example of how together we can enhance the health of children and their families and build a healthy community,” says Colin Reid, Chief Executive Officer, Kamloops Community YMCA-YWCA. Referral to the program is through a physician or nurse practitioner. Kamloops families are invited to call the Kamloops Public Health Unit at 250-851-7300 for more information, or search “shapedown” under Find a Service at

What’s all the racquet? Embrace the bird and work off the week’s cares with a solid workout. Badminton has started up at the OLPH Gym, located at 635 Tranquille Road, every Tuesday night from 7:00pm until 8:30pm. The drop in fee of $5 includes use of the badminton birdies.

We are the North Shore. For 25 years the North Shore Business Improvement Association (NSBIA) has been a positive leader and voice of business in Kamloops. As a BIA our job is to promote our business areas and work with all levels of government towards positive economic development, beautification projects and future planning. Through those types of initiatives, the NSBIA was a primary agent of the solid economic and social foundation that makes up the new North Shore we enjoy today. It’s that foundation, created over the past 25 years that we’ll build the next 25 years on!

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Events and initiatives for the enjoyment of all ■■ Chances Barside Oct. 11 James Wolf and Guests, Oct. 12 Dodie Goldney. 1250 Halston Ave. FMI call 250-554-1030. ■■ BIG Little Science Centre, Oct. 12: Colour Mixing Activities at 11am and at 1:30pm. New Location: Twin Rivers Education Centre, 655 Holt St. Contact BLSC to register. FMI contact 250-554-2572. ■■ Pie Night on Oct. 15 at 6:30pm at the North Shore Community Centre. 730 Cottonwood Ave. Enjoy a slice of delicious pie and ice cream along with coffee or tea plus entertainment. FMI contact 250-376-4777. ■■ Book Sale on Oct. 15 to Oct. 17 from 9am to 9pm at the North Shore Community Centre. 730 Cottonwood Ave. All funds raised go to seniors activities at the Centre. FMI contact 250-3764777. ■■ Project Homeless Connect on Oct. 18 from 12 to 5pm at Spirit Square (corner of McKenzie Ave. and Yew St.). Live music and free BBQ. Everyone welcome. Part of Homelessness Action Week 2013. ■■ The Kerplunks Children’s Music and Songs on Oct. 19 at 11:30am and 1:30pm at Big Little Science Centre, 655 Holt St. FMI contact 250-554-2572 or www. ■■ Corn Maze Extravaganza at Tranquille Farm Fresh, 4600 Tranquille Rd. from 5:30 to 10pm Oct. 25 to 27. FMI contact 250434-9690 or ■■ Badminton every Tues. at OLPH Gym from 7 to 8:30pm. 235 Poplar St. Small fee. FMI

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contact Robert at 250-579-0193. ■■ Vendors Wanted for upcoming Artisan Sale on Oct. 20 from 10am to 3pm at the North Shore Community Centre, 730 Cottonwood Ave. Admission by donation. FMI or vendor tables contact Brenda at 250-376-4777 or email for an application form: ■ Moose Lodge 1552, 730 Cottonwood Ave. open daily at 11am. Meat draws Fri. at 7pm and Sat. at 3pm. New members welcome! ■■ North Shore Central Community Association meets at Mount Paul United Church, 140 Laburnum, on the first Tuesday of

the month. FMI: 250-554-9949. ■ Mount Paul United Church Thrift Shop open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 3pm at 140 Laburnum St. FMI contact 250-376-2261. ■ Karaoke - 8pm Wednesdays and Saturdays at Brock Centre Pub, 1800 Tranquille Rd.; 8:30pm Fridays at Rock’n Firkin, 726 Sydney Ave.; 8:30pm Thursdays at The Westsyde Pump, 3020 Westsyde Rd. ■ Kamloops Stroke Recovery Group invites people who have suffered a stroke and their caregivers to their meetings the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Thursday of the month from 10:30am-1pm, for various

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LIBRA (Sept. 24 -Oct. 23) Do some research if you want to find information that you can apply against the opposition you face. Avoid any over indulgences. Do not let others exhaust you financially. You will have splendid suggestions for fundraising events. SCORPIO (Oct. 24 - Nov. 22) Someone you live with may feel totally neglected. Dream a little this week. You need to spend some time with individuals who have more experience than you. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23 -Dec. 21) Pleasure trips or friendly get-togethers will be satisfying and intellectually stimulating. You’ll be surprised how much you can accomplish. You can make new connections if you play your cards right. Payoff all your debts before you go out and celebrate. CAPRICORN (Dec 22.- Jan. 20) Overindulgence could lead to problems with digestion. Delays are evident. Be willing to listen, but don’t be fooled. This is not the day to be extravagant. AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 -Feb. 19) Restrictions may be difficult for you to live with. Unexpected visitors will be a welcome surprise. Entertain in your home and make aesthetic enhancements that will please those who reside with you. Don’t let your personal partner hold you back or slow you down. PISCES (Feb. 20-Mar. 20) Such over indulgence due to emotional upset will be your downfall. Hobbies will be good for your emotional well being. You will need a little competition this week. Get involved in activities that will stretch your stamina. You may be tired of working for someone else. ARIES (Mar. 21- April 20) Look for professional guidance if it will help unite the family. Speak of your future goals, intentions and commitments. You won’t be admired at home if you haven’t been taking care of your share of the work. Look into making changes to your personal papers and don’t neglect those bills that have been piling up. TAURUS (Apr. 21- May 21) Your ability to visualize will help you convince others of the possibilities. Daydreaming will be your downfall. You can convince anyone of anything. Your emotional partner may make you angry this week. GEMINI (May 22-June 21) Family responsibilities are mounting. Your greatest gains will come through your creative ideas. Take your time and try not to overload yourself. Don’t expect anything for nothing and you won’t be disappointed. n We specialize in CANCER (June 22-July 22) Secret love affairs may be enticing; however, Small Business you must be prepared for theReturns restraints that will follow. They won’t pay you n Government back and you’ll be upset. You will have the stamina and the know how to n Taxes raise your earning n Fullpower. support for LEO (July 23-Aug Be careful Sage22) & Quick Books when dealing with female members of your family. Younger relatives may seek your advice. Any capricious behavior will confuse loved ones and your mood swings will result in loneliCall uSwith Today: ness. Entertaintrue those numbers who can provide you valuable information and arlene 250.554.2154 knowledge. accounting Joanne 250.371.2273 VIRGO (Aug. 23 -Sept. 23) Don’t let your friends talk you into taking time off. Don’t be afraid to lay your cards on the table. You could be attracting individuals who are anything but good for you. It might be time for you to take a quantum leap from one career to another. Horoscopes courtesy of astrologer Michael Thiessen. For daily horoscopes go to

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