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AUGUST 2013 Success stories from the South Okanagan





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The Oliver Art Gallery Features Bonny Roberts A.F.C.A. By Steve Staresina


ere it is, the middle of summer. The traffic almost equals Vancouver, the days are long and hot and there is definite life in Oliver. Between the concerts in the park, entertainment in the restaurants, and visitors to the museum and the Oliver Art Gallery; we are an Okanagan paradise enriched with not only some of the finest wines, but also beauty and culture. The Oliver Art Gallery is proud to feature artist Bonny Roberts A.F.C.A. during the month of August. If you still do not have a Bonny Roberts painting on your walls, here is your chance to browse through some of her finest works, and pick one up to get some real Canadian culture. Bonny is a signature member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and probably the most affluent art-

ist in the Oliver Gallery. She works from her home studio in Keremeos. She paints in both realistic and abstract styles, with a very strong impressionist colour palette. She is a very popular teacher of painting composition, and colour theory. Her work is prized by collectors throughout Canada and the world. One must really see her work to get the overwhelming impression of appreciation. Her show will continue during August, and there will be a “Meet The Artist Reception” with the usual goodies on Friday August 9 from 4 pm – 7 pm at the gallery. The gallery is at 6046 Main Street in Oliver, and open Tuesday through Saturday 11 am - 4 pm daily. Look for coming Art Classes in September. OKANAGAN SUN • AUGUST 2013 • 3


BRIAN HIGHLEY has run international campaigns with Adbusters magazine and published the OK Sun newspaper in Osoyoos. He is of course writing this, and feels strange referring to himself in the third person.



has been living in the South Okanagan and writing for newspapers for 25-plus years, ever since she graduated from the Journalism Program at Langara, VCC

CONTRIBUT0RS JUDY HARVEY has always had a passion for food and loves to learn and share the knowledge she has gleaned. In the early 1990’s she looked after the cooking classes at Benkris School of Culinary Arts in Calgary. Judy has been helping with classes at Osoyoos Home Hardware for the past seven years.

PETER HOVESTAD has been an avid photographer since discovering the dark room tucked under the stairs of his high school in the 1970’s. He is the president of the Osoyoos Photography Club.

JORG MARDIAN is a Certified Kinesiology

Specialist, Myoskeletal Therapist, Fitness Trainer and Registered Holistic Nutritionist. He specializes in injury/pain therapy, functional fitness, weight loss and holistic nutrition.

THERESA NOLET is a lifelong animal advocate. She operates O.A.T.S. Horse Rescue (One @A Time Success), and is a founding member of AlleyCATS Alliance. She and her husband share their home and property with four rescue horses and one rescue dog.



8 How to use your fruit: Seven summer recipes 15 Born in Cities plays in Oliver

18 Summer markets of Osoyoos and Oliver 20 Driver’s Guide: what to do when animals are on roadways 22 Nk’Mip’s first fish ceremony



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Bob Etienne of the Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre performs an offering at Spotted Lake in Osoyoos. Photo by Brian Highley 4


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Success stories from the South Okanagan




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Farmers Appreciation Week

Celebrate BC Farmers September 8 - 15, 2013

Anytime is a good time for Caitlin’s!

Breakfast time: Bacon & eggs with hashbrowns. Lunch time: tackle our enourmous burger. Snack time: our doughnuts are made fresh everyday. WEDNESDAYS Meatloaf

The week of September 8 to15 is the 4th annual Farmers Appreciation Week, a province-wide event celebrating BC farmers, agriculture and food. You can demonstrate your support for BC farmers throughout the week by buying local at the farmers market, farm stand, or choosing local produce at the grocery store.



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Royal Lepage – South Country Realty presented the Desert Sun Counselling & Resource Centre with a cheque in the amount of $3,061.80 representing the fundraising efforts from the 2012 Gingerbread House Competition, and the 2013 National Garage Sale. One hundred percent of the monies raised in our community stays in our community helping women and children in need. The Gingerbread House Competition and Silent Auction is an annual event and something South Country Realty does on their own. They co-ordinate it with the Oliver Light-Up festivities. They ask people to enter and donate a gingerbread house to be judged by public voting, and ultimately bid on to raise funds for the Shelter Foundation. This past 2012 Christmas Competition and Silent Auction raised $755 for the Shelter Foundation. This year Royal Lepage offices across Canada were thrilled to raise more than $365,000 at the Fifth Annual National Garage Sale for Shelter. On May 11, 2013 Royal Lepage – South Country Realty raised $2,306.80. These funds stay in our community, and go directly to helping women and children of Oliver through the Desert Sun Counselling Centre. The Women’s Shelter offers free, safe, confidential counselling and support services, and short term housing to women and children who have experienced relationship abuse, who have been or are being victimized by threats, intimidation, physical violence or emotional/verbal abuse by their partner. South Country Realty is proud to support Desert Sun Counselling and Resource Centre, and will continue to provide in-kind goods to benefit the women and children residing in our local shelter.


Gyro Beach in Osoyoos has been given an updated look over the past several years, with a pleasant paved walkway on which to stroll alongside the main beach over to the bridge. This year there are new and improved public washrooms; and newly opened concession, the Gyro Beach Cafe. It is open daily, weather permitting, with colourful sun umbrellas giving shade to patio tables, and friendly face behind the counter, Peyman Sanai, formerly of Pizza Factory. Gyro Beach Cafe has a wide variety of fare from smokies to sandwiches to salads, along with cool drinks from slushies to real fruit smoothies; as well as snacks, ice cream and frozen yogurt. If you are tense or have sore muscles, there is even something for that, with Sanai offering customers a relaxing massage on equipment right there on the spot, $10 for 10 minutes. Sanai`s wife Yinet runs her own nearby small venture on Main Street, Fashionate Women, which is in its second year of operation. It has stylish women`s clothing and accessories, located next to Pizza Factory at the south end of Main Street. Contributed by Andrea Dujardin-Flexhaug

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Kelsey Robinson of Easy Lock Self Storage and Fred Lindsay of the OK Falls Helping Hand charity welcomed guests to Easy Lock’s Community Appreciation event in Okanagan Falls July 6. The event raised funds and non-perishable food items for Helping Hands, a group which provides and distributes food hampers and gifts for children in the community at Christmastime. In addition, Robinson announced that Easy Lock Self Storage is now a drop off location for Helping Hand. Residents wishing to donate non-perishables or gifts can do so at Easy Lock year-round, and they will be distributed by Helping Hand. Easy Lock Self Storage is located at 1964 Oliver Ranch Road in Okanagan Falls. Photo by Brian Highley

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Recipes By Andrea Dujardin-Flexhaug


he South Okanagan wine industry gets a lot of the media spotlight these days, with many former fruit orchards having been replaced by rolling vineyards that cover the landscape alongside Highway 97. A myriad of signs direct visitors along picturesque side roads leading to a wide variety of wineries from Okanagan Falls south to Osoyoos. But although smaller in number, there are still thriving orchards amongst the mix. Roadside fruitstands offer passersby an enticing assortment of local fresh fruit and vegetables, from June right through to the fall. The summer fruit season starts earliest here in Osoyoos in the south end of the valley, and in mid-June, cherries are ripe


for the picking. Soon to follow are apricots, peaches, cantaloupes, prune plums, apples and other delectables to suit the tastes of all fruit lovers. Whether you brave the summer heat to pick the fruit yourself, buy it at a local fruitstand or weekly market, there is something to suit all tastes. With that in mind, the Okanagan Sun offers readers a selection of fruit recipes, courtesy BC Tree Fruits, to try out. From smoothies to salads to entrees, there are a multitude of ways to prepare South Okanagan fruit.

Apricot Muffins These muffins make a healthy, high-fibre afternoon snack with a cup of tea. Makes 12 muffins Ingredients 1 cup (250 ml) finely diced fresh apricots 1 teaspoon (5 ml) lemon juice 1/4 cup (60 ml) vegetable oil shortening 1/2 cup (125 ml) sugar 1 egg 1 1/4 cups (330 ml) sifted all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons (10 ml) baking powder 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) salt 1/4 teaspoon (2.5 ml) nutmeg 1/4 cup (60 ml) milk (skim or 1%) 1/4 cup (60 ml) chopped walnuts Granulated sugar

Directions Combine apricot pieces and lemon juice. Cream shortening and sugar, beat in egg and stir in apricots. In separate bowl, sift flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg; add to first mixture alternately with milk. Add chopped nuts with the last portion of flour. Fill greased muffin tins two thirds full. Sprinkle a little granulated sugar on top of each muffin. Bake for about 20 minutes at 350° F (180° C).

Nutritional Information (Per muffin)

153 calories (640 kJ) 21 g carbohydrates (55%) 2.6 g protein (6%) 6.6 g fat (39%) These muffins are low in fat and suitable for heart-smart diets.

Cold is key

Fruit in a bowl is lovely to look at. But the truth is that fruit should never be stored at room temperature. It should be refrigerated to maintain its perfect, just-picked quality. In fact, apples last up to 10 times longer when refrigerated. Nothing is more frustrating than paying for produce and then tossing it out because it’s gone bad. So keep it cold and keep it longer.

Wait before washing Don’t wash your fruit until you’re about to eat it. Washing strips away some of the skin’s natural protection. Soap is not recommended for washing your fruit, just clean running water. Scrub it with your hands or a soft brush. OKANAGAN SUN • AUGUST 2013 • 9

Cherry-Lemon Cupcakes


A delicious gluten-free dessert option from Executive Chef Stuart Klassen, Delta Grand Okanagan Resort. Makes 24 mini cupcakes Ingredients

1 1/2 cups rice flour 1 tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt 2 oz unsalted butter 2 oz cream cheese 1 cup sugar 3 eggs 2 tsp kirsch 1/2 cup butter milk ¼ cup lemon juice 1 lemon zested 30 cherries diced

Cherry Cream Cheese Icing Ingredients 1/4 cup butter 1/2 cup cream cheese 2 tbsp cherry juice 2 cup icing sugar Directions 1. Preheat oven to 350° F (175°C) 2. In a mixing bowl combine rice flour, baking powder and salt set aside. 3. In a electric mixer with paddle attachment, beat butter, cream cheese and sugar on me dium speed until light and fluffy 2-3 min. Add eggs 1 at a time. Add kirish and beat for one minute on low speed. Add flour mixture and buttermilk alternating (beginning and ending with flour. Add lemon Juice, and zest, mix on low speed until combined. 4. Fold in BC Cherries. 5. Divide batter into baking cups and bake for 20 min.

Icing 1. Beat butter and cream cheese together until light and fluffy. 2. Add cherry juice then sifted icing sugar gradually. 10

Fruit Syrup Snow Cones Fruit syrups are easy to make and have a variety of uses: snow cones, on ice cream, cheese cake, or mixed into homemade vinaigrette. Syrups will keep for a week or two in the fridge, six months in the freezer. For snow cones, blend ice in a blender or use the side edge of a meat mallet to crush ice in a plastic bag. Scoop ice into a serving dish, pour syrup over the top and garnish with extra cherries. Directions

Ingredients Ice BC Tree Fruits Cherries, Peaches or Apricots 1/4 Cup Water 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice 1/4-1/2 Cup Honey or Sugar

Cherry: Step 1. Wash, pit, roughly cut enough cherries to cover the bottom of a saucepan, about 2 cups. Step 2. Add 1/4 cup of water, a tbsp of lemon juice, and a tiny pinch of salt. Mash the fruit with a potato masher over a low heat. Allow the liquid to reduce by a third to half, taking care not to let it scorch. Step 3. Add 1/4—1/2 cup honey or sugar to your preference. Step 4. Pass the syrup through a fine mesh strainer; chill. Apricot: Wash and pit apricots. Puree in food processor. Continue as for cherry syrup, Step 2. Peach: Score the seam of the peach and drop into boiling water. Remove within 1 minute and slip the skin off. Cut slices of peach from the pit into sauce pan, continue as for cherry syrup, Step 2. OKANAGAN SUN • AUGUST 2013 • 11

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Summer Showtimes 7:00 & 9:00 P.M. Nightly (Unless otherwise stated)

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Sat. - Sun. - Mon. - Tues.

Oliver, B.C.

Aug. 17 - 18 - 19 - 20

Sat. - Sun. - Mon. - Tues. Aug. 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 Showtimes at 7:00 & 9:15 p.m. Nightly

Enjoy this smoothie as a healthy snack or accompany with a toasted bagel to make it a complete breakfast. Makes 2 servings Ingredients

There will also be a matinee of this show on the Sat. at 2:00 p.m. All seats $6.00 for the matinee.

Frequent coarse language, violence.

Wed. - Thurs. - Fri. Aug. 7 - 8 - 9 ONE SHOWING NIGHTLY AT 7:30 P.M.

Peaches and Cream Smoothie

Wed. - Thurs. - Fri. Aug. 21 - 22 - 23 Showtimes at 7:00 & 9:10 p.m. Nightly

- 9 - 10 - 11

1 cup (250 mL) fresh or frozen peach slices 1 pkg (300 grams) peach mango dessert-style tofu 1 cup (250 mL) 2% milk 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla 1 cup (250 mL) ice cubes


Frightening scenes.


Sat. - Sun. - Mon. - Tues. Aug. 10 - 11 - 12 - 13 Showtimes at 7:00 & 9:30 p.m. Nightly

Sat. - Sun. - Mon. - Tues. - Wed. - Thurs. - Fri. Aug. 24 - 25 - 26 - 27 - 28 - 29 - 30 Showtimes at 7:00 & 9:25 p.m. Nightly

Nutritional Information


Sat. - Sun. - Mon. - Tues.

Violence, coarse language, frightening scenes.

Aug. 31, Sept. 1 - 2 - 3

Wed. - Thurs. - Fri. Aug. 14 - 15 - 16


There will also be a matinee of this show on the Sat. at 2:00 p.m. All seats $6.00 for the matinee.

Programme subject to unavoidable change without notice


Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth and frothy. Using frozen peaches or additional ice cubes will make the smoothie thicker.

Per serving: Calories: 204 Carbohydrates: 24 g (44%) Protein: 13 g (26%) Fat: 6.5 g (30%) Fibre: 2.5 g

Blueberry Spinach Salad The mixture of textures and flavours in the salad makes it the perfect accompaniment to any meal. Serves 4 to 5

Ingredients 1 bunch of fresh spinach 1 cup (250 ml) fresh BC blueberries 1/2 cup (125 ml) roasted pecan halves 1/4 cup (80 ml) soft goat’s cheese 1–2 teaspoons (5–10 ml) poppy seeds

Dressing 3/4 cup (175 ml) vegetable oil 1/4 cup (80 ml) fresh BC blueberries 4 tablespoons (60 ml) white vinegar 5 tablespoons (75 ml) sugar 1 teaspoon (5 ml) salt


Nutritional Information

This salad is prettiest served on individual plates. Begin by dividing spinach onto 4 or 5 plates. Sprinkle berries on top followed by roasted pecans. Form goat’s cheese into small balls and roll in poppy seeds to coat. Place on each salad plate.

Per serving 330 calories (1386 kJ) 20 g carbohydrates (19%) 5.7 g protein (7%) 27 g fat (74%) Servings of Fruits & Vegetables per 1 serving of recipe = 1.0

To make dressing, combine all ingredients in blender or food processor until smooth. Drizzle over salad just before serving. You will have leftover dressing.

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Peachy Fruit Pops A healthier and more affordable version of commercial fruit pops. Kids love them! Makes 16 servings Ingredients 2 cups (500 mL) Peach yogurt 4 BC Tree Fruits peaches, very ripe, medium skin on, chopped 1/3 cup (80 mL) frozen orange juice concentrate Directions Blend all 3 ingredients in blender until smooth. Pour into popsicle molds. Allow pops to freeze until set.


Nutritional Information Per serving: Calories: 53 Carbohydrates: 11 g (80%) Protein: 1.7 g (13%) Fat: 0.5 g (7%)



Splash Park Set To Go The Osoyoos Splash Park at Jack Shaw Gardens is due to open any day now, and should be by the time you read this issue of the Okanagan Sun.

Photo by Andrea Dujardin-Flexhaug 14

Born in Cities Live At Medici’s


ith a combination of guitar, piano, accordion, and precise and powerful vocals, Born in Cities plays a fresh new sound they call "Cabaret

Folk." Made up of music veterans Auto Jansz and Andrea Routley, these lively performers have impressed audiences from BC to Germany. From Winnipeg punk to Victoria folk and ragtime, Auto Jansz earned her musical stripes as a member of popular roots band Barley Wik. A graduate of the Canadian College of the Performing Arts with a brief stint in McGill University's opera program, Andrea Routley explored the vocal territory of jazz and pop. As a songwriter, she weaves classical influences with the comforting familiarity of roots music to create a sound that is both soothing and unexpected.

The duo has been said to capture "all the classic virtues of roots music while sounding fresh and contemporary.� When the Vancouver Island Music Award nominees for 2012 play in Oliver this month, listeners can expect an eclectic and interesting mix of songs featuring a catchy accordion, funky piano and gorgeous vocals. On stage, Auto and Andrea offer a marvellous alchemy of sound, combining Auto's flare for roots, ragtime, and toe-tapping rhythms with Andrea's vocal lines, running the gamut from haunting to cheeky. This incredibly talented and entertaining duo is the must see summer show of 2013. They take to the Medici's stage in Oliver Friday night August 16 at 7:30 pm. Doors open at 6:30 and tickets are $20 each. Medici's is located at 522 Fairview Road in Oliver. 250498-2228

Where To Eat while in the South Okanagan Meeka’s Kitchen

8515b Main St, Osoyoos A taste of Persia! Come and enjoy our chicken kebabs or a beef kebab platter. Or, try our roasted chicken wrap in a cozy atmosphere. You are also welcome to pick up and take out. You gotta eat here! 250-495-2116

Mica Restaurant at Spirit Ridge 1200 Rancher Creek Rd, Osoyoos

Casual fine dining high above Lake Osoyoos. Stunning views of the lake and surrounding mountains for guests to enjoy. With a focus on regional products, fresh ingredients and friendly service, complemented by an inventive menu of “wine country comfort food”, classic cocktails and the best of local wines. For reservations call 250-495-8007

Wedgie’s Pizza & Carole’s Pasta Deli

5210 Hwy 97, Okanagan Falls Dine in or take out our packaged homemade pasta to cook at home, your motel or campsite. All products are preservative free, and we carry gluten free products. Call ahead for lunch or dinner pizza and show up ready to be served! 250-473-9132

Suzie Q’s Diner

9418 Hwy 97, Osoyoos

A cozy 50’s themed diner. Enjoy one of our delicious burgers, made fresh every day and served with hand-cut fries. Indulge in one of our refreshing shakes out on our patio. • • •

Fully licenced Daily & Seniors specials Breakfast all day


Ambrosia Western & Indian

Ridge Brewing Company Pub

9907 Hwy #3, Osoyoos

Not just any pub, we’re an inviting micro brewery experience where our servers want you to feel like family and friends. Our Sante Fe styling is comfortable, relaxing and attractive. You can find a comfy corner to share with friends, or position yourself at the bar. Enjoy the air and the ambiance on our stunning patio. We also have 2 pool tables for those looking for recreation and 11 tvs to make it the perfect place to watch the game.

OK Falls Hotel

1054 Main Street, Okanagan Falls Come and see our unique Western-themed pub. Newly renovated with a beautiful, large wrap around deck. Our service has no comparison and when you add that to the lean, mouth watering buffalo burger. we know you’ll have an experience you are going to want to tell your friends and family about! For reservations call 250-497-5768

Medici’s Gelateria & Coffee House Medici’s is located in a former Catholic church on Fairview Road in Oliver. Our ambiance is relaxing, quaint and truly remarkable. We offer hand-crafted artisan gelato and sorbetto, true Italian-style. A full range of specialty coffees using fair-trade, organic Cherry Hill blends are available. Lunches feature homemade soups, unique paninis and deli sandwiches. Medici’s is licensed and we regularly showcase superb artists on our stage. 250-498-2228

ELLA Greek & Mediterranean Restaurant

6511 Cottonwood Plaza, Osoyoos Fully licensed

Join us on our relaxing patio for wraps, soups, platters, coffee, dessert and lots more. Family owned, we offer the best in what Greek and Mediterranean cooking has to offer! We also cater and deliver for all your party needs. Ask us for details. To make a reservation call 250-495-7488

Bulldog Burger Bar

6910 Main Street, Osoyoos

8143 Main Street, Osoyoos

We invite you to come and taste our authentic home-cooked meals! Our licenced restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and all meals are available to eat in or take out.

Stop in at Osoyoos’ newest burger joint and try our homemade 6 oz. burger, or any one of our specialty Bulldog Burgers with poutine fries! Located on Main Street across from Watermark Beach Resort.

For reservations call 250-495-2227


The South Okanagan has many wonderful choices of dining spots to suit anyone’s tastes. From romantic dinners for two to family-friendly greasy spoons, and everything in between!


Where To Eat while in the South Okanagan

Ye Olde Welcome Inn

8515b 97, Gallagher Lake

Known around the Okanagan for fresh food and excellent service! Set under the dramatic landscape of McIntyre Bluff, this is a long-time favorite place for people to relax and dine by the real wood burning fireplace. Chef on duty until 11 pm seven days a week. Eat in or take out

Falls Restaurant

1030 Main Street, Okanagan Falls Chinese cuisine at its finest! Chicken, Beef, BBQ Pork or Vegetarian Chow Mein to perfection. Or try our Sweet & Sour Pork or Lemon Chicken! Eat in or take out. Western food also available!



Osoyoos Pizza Factory

Amore Pizza Factory

Located in the center of Osoyoos shopping and business district, we serve up Osoyoos’s best pizza pies. At Osoyoos Pizza Factory, every dish is created using the freshest, finest ingredients. We hand toss every pizza and use only fresh toppings. We are proud of our long tradition of serving Osoyoos pizza lovers. 250-495-2033

It’s all about fresh handmade dough and homemade sauce. Real ingredients, excellent taste, great service and awesome atmosphere. Come in and have a whole pizza or enjoy a slice and a cold beverage on our sidewalk patio. Nothing better than pizza and people watching!

8115 Main Street, Osoyoos

Dairy Queen Osoyoos 5914 Main Street, Osoyoos

Dine in, take out or drive through! Summer and Soft Serve are always better together! Come in and taste 70 years worth of treat perfection. We also carry ice cream cakes for all occasions. Open 10 am to 10 pm every day.

6273 Main Street, Oliver


Auntie Ag’s Seafood Cafe 6240 Main St, Oliver

Great food and personal service at a family-run, authentic British-style Fish and Chip shop. We also offer amazing homemade Seafood Chowder, teeming with cod, salmon and halibut. As an alternate to Fish and Chips we serve Fish Burgers, Chicken Burgers, Beef Burgers, Shrimp, Scallops and Vegetarian choices.




Diamondback Grill at

Anytime is a good time for Caitlin’s! Breakfast time try our bacon & eggs with hashbrowns, strawberry French toast with whipped cream and more! At lunchtime tackle our enourmous burger. If it’s snack time, our doughnuts are made fresh everyday. Don’t waste time! Make time for Caitlin’s.

Fairview Mountain’s dining room has been rated as one of the top restaurants in the South Okanagan due to its fine cuisine and relaxing atmosphere. Next time you’re looking for that unique spot to bring guests visiting the Okanagan for the first time for a casual lunch or for an elegant dinner, we hope you think of the Fairview Mountain Golf Club. 250-498-6050

Hwy 97, Okanagan Falls


Fairview Mountain Golf Course

Helen’s Seafood Cove

The Firehall Bistro

Fresh and Frozen Fish and Seafood for takeout.

A cool, fun and relaxed experience in a totally funky family setting. Daily lunch and dinner specials prepared fresh combined with a fantastic selection of beverages both from the cellar and on tap. The ambiance is laid back and family friendly - and truly having lunch in Oliver’s old firehall is just cool!

8305 72 Ave, Osoyoos

Try my homemade chowder or fresh Shrimp Cocktails to go!

Check out my two-door reach-in freezer - You will be pleasantly surprised! 250-495-2310

34881 - 97th Street, Oliver



Summertime Markets Of Osoyoos And Oliver

By Andrea Dujardin-Flexhaug


he small summertime markets of Osoyoos and Oliver bring some hometown ‘flavour’ to visitors and residents alike during July and August, with artisans, artists and farmers displaying their local wares. Musical entertainment by local singers and musicians brings an added appeal to the browsing for visitors.

Local resident Leona Bourdages of ‘Luv-Lee Craft Creations’ has had a booth at Osoyoos Market On Main since it first opened in 2006. Her high quality items are displayed in colourful array: tablecloths, placemats, aprons, kitchen sets, quilts, children’s wear and more. “ I started sewing, quilting and knitting many years ago for my

family,” says Bourdages, “ then continued doing this as a hobby. But it has now turned into a home based business.” Bourdages also makes a wide variety of knitted items and crocheted afghans. Although she is always very busy crafting and taking part in other markets and shows, she will take custom orders.      

Oliver Market vendor Pat Whalley with one of her homemade fruit pies at a recent Thursday night opening. Photo by Andrea Dujardin-Flexhaug


“ I enjoy making all types of sewing projects, no special one, but I like new ideas. Some I get from friends and magazines, and I do come up with my own designs.” Her love of creating is obvious, and Bourdages says, “Sewing is fun and relaxing and sometimes a girl's just gotta sew.”                New at Market On Main this year is a mid-week evening market at Gyro Park. It started in mid-July, Leona Bourdages of ‘Luv-Lee Craft Creations is a regular vendor at Market On and it will continue to Main in Osoyoos. Photo by Andrea Dujardin-Flexhaug run every Wednesday from 5:30 pm till 8:30 pm on the grass in front of the bandshell. Various local entertainers will be on stage performing. The Saturday morning market is continuing as usual from 8 am until 1 pm next to Osoyoos Town Hall. In the neighbouring town of Oliver, their Thursday market is held under the shade trees at Lion’s Park. Longtime local vendor Pat Whalley of ‘Parties and Pies’ has an enticing array of homemade jams FREE MONTH OF STORAGE* and fruit pies on display in front of her. The fruit she uses comes from her thriving garden and from Oliver fruitstands, where she also sells her pies. *prepayment applies “It’s like a day off coming here,” says Whalley *minimum 3 month rental cheerfully. “Everybody’s so friendly, and a lot of people, you • 24/7 Access see the same faces every week.” The fruit she uses • Monitored Electronic Gate with comes from her thriving garden, as well as Oliver Video Surveillance fruitstands where Whalley also sells her pies. • On-Site Manager “We love it,” she says. “We get a lot of repeat cus• Friendly Staff tomers and then you get the tourists.” One visitor • Packing and Moving Supplies from Vancouver had bought one of Whalley’s pies • Great Location-Hwy 3 in the the week before, and had come back. “We had a Buena Vista Industrial Park rhubarb raspberry. It didn’t last very long,” she says • U-Haul Dealer with a laugh, “It went very quickly. It was amazing, and the pie crust was delicious…. better than I could ever make it.” The Oliver Market at Lion’s Park is held every Thursday morning and evening, from 8 am to 11 11601 – 115th Street, Osoyoos am and 4 pm to 7 pm.



Driver’s Guide

What to do when animals are on roadways By Theresa Nolet


s someone who drives a lot, I have come across many situations involving both wildlife and domestic animals on road ways. As a result, I have been involved in many rescues; some had happy endings, some ended with heartbreak. From owls, deer, dogs to horses I cannot drive by an animal in trouble. Over the years, I have come to realize that most of the public do not stop and participate in the rescues, and I have wondered why. Recently, I assisted a gentleman in getting his two dogs off a busy highway after they had escaped from his yard. I was directing traffic and he was trying to capture his dogs, who by this time were in total panic mode, darting back and forth across the highway. One other couple did finally stop and help, but all the other people just slowed down and kept driving.  After the dogs were caught and safely in his car, we got to talking about all the people who just drove by. What we decided was that most people would like to help, 20

but do not know how to go about it. So here is my guide on what to do when animals are on roadways. First and foremost you must ensure that you are safe! Getting injured will not help, and could put other people in danger. Learn how to turn on your emergency blinkers, so that it is second nature to use them as well as your horn. Many people never use their car horn or blinkers, and in an emergency get flustered wasting precious time. Carry a cell phone that you can use to call the RCMP to alert them to any danger to traffic, and location of injured animal, etc. Sometimes you will need someone of authority to come and euthanize an animal that is badly injured. Or to help remove a large animal that is dead and is a hazard to the safety of traffic.

Bring a blanket Three items I recommend having in your vehicle – a bright coloured jacket or vest, a leash or piece of rope and a blanket.

I carry a bright yellow rain jacket in my vehicle to grab and put on. You want to be as visible as possible on the roadway, especially at night. I also try to keep a rope or leash in my car. Check them from time to time, as when I went to grab it to help in the above situation, the rope had deteriorated. It fell apart when I pulled it out of its cubby hole! Not very helpful! The blanket has many uses. It can be used to cover an animal to keep them warm or dry, to cover their head and eyes to keep them calm, and even can be used to lift and carry an animal. Blankets are useful to have on hand for any injured animal or person. Once you get out of your vehicle, you need to be aware of cars approaching and the speed they are going. The first thing you want to do is to try and get them to slow down. Get big, wave your arms and get noticed. Standing quietly by the side of the road will not get anyone to slow down or pay attention. If you are trying to catch a runaway dog or cat, you must try to

remain as calm as possible as they will pick up on your energy. If you are in a panic, they will just keep running. If anyone slows down, ask them to help you! Many people are too shy to offer help, but many will jump right in if asked. If the animal has already been hit and is injured, be careful. Use your blanket or jacket to try and wrap it around the animal to keep them calm and secured from trying to run away, and further injure themselves. Adrenalin and fear can give even a badly injured animal the ability to jump up and run away. Again, stay calm, that is one of the best things you can do for a frightened and injured animal. Also, be aware that an injured animal can bite or kick you. Exercise caution and this is where the blanket can really be helpful, as it can be used as a restraint, or padding to keep yourself from being bitten or injured.

Is the animal wild? If the animal is wild, petting it and talking to it actually will only create more stress for them. They are not used to being touched, and while it may make you feel good, it will only frighten them further. Try to cover their head and eyes to calm them with the blanket or a jacket. Of course this all needs to be done out of the traffic in a safe manner. I have in the past pulled my vehicle in a position to protect an animal from oncoming traffic with blinkers and lights on while I moved the animal to a safer spot. If it appears that someone has everything under control, stop and ask if they need help. I once came across a situation where a fawn had been struck by a car, and was still in the middle of the road. Three vehicles were stopped on the side of the roadway, but no one had gotten out of their vehicles. After I had gone and actually picked the injured fawn up and was walking back to my car, all three vehicles left! There I was alone with a fairly heavy, badly injured fawn in my arms, and not able to open my vehicle door to place him inside to take him to a vet! Sadly this animal’s owner operates Jardin Estate Jewelry and Antiques in Okanagan Falls.It was one of the heartbreaking incidents where the animal did not survive. I have even stopped and helped RCMP to direct traffic around injured animals, and to help get an animal off the highway. And to help keep the officer safe until the situation was handled. The bottom line is, don’t be afraid to get involved, but remember to keep yourself safe at all times. The animals and their owners will be forever grateful. P.S. The gentleman who I helped at the beginning of this article was Brian Highley, the publisher of Okanagan Sun.

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First Fish Celebration

The Return Of Sockeye Salmon



embers of the Okanagan Nation Alliance (ONA), the NK’MIP and Osoyoos Indian Band (OIB) are preparing to once again celebrate the return of sockeye salmon to Osoyoos Lake. Members of the community shared in the First Fish Celebration late in July, conducted by Bob Etienne. Full opening of the fishery is on August 1, 2013. This ONA-led sustainable fishery strategy was initiated in 2001 when concerned alliance members, community leaders, biologists and Chief Clarence Louie began discussing how the local sockeye salmon fishery could be revitalized. “The Okanagan salmon has sustained the Okanagan First Nations for thousands of years,” said Chief Clarence Louie. “Today salmon restoration is a priority as we must ensure the Okanagan Salmon continue to be an important part of Osoyoos First Nations culture and heritage.” The abundant return of Osoyoos Lake sockeye salmon in 2012 ignited a renewed passion for this “Fish To Plate” fishery in the community, through the pilot of an ‘eco-troll’ harvest model. This model enables salmon to be harvested with little by-catch of non-target species and ensures the long-term sustainability of the fishery. “Sockeye salmon has always been a staple to the Okanagan Nation: to be part of an educational and overall enjoyable experience makes us very proud,” commented Charlotte Stringam, Manager of the Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Center. Tony Nootebos and BC Sportfishing Group will once again be partnering with Osoyoos Indian Band, through the NkMip Desert Center, to facilitate the guided sport fishing excursions that will be available through Spirit Ridge, the Nk’Mip Desert Center and the Nk’Mip Campground. Recreational fishers will also have access to this sport fishery. For more information and to book a guided fishing trip please visit or call BC Sportfishing Group at 1-877-796-3345. Fish sales are available through the Nk’Mip Desert Center or call Derek Bryson, Marketing, Nk’Mip Desert Center, 1-888-495-8555 or email

The Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre is ‘Bringing back the Salmon Bake’ on August 1st AND August 22nd 2013. Join the staff as we celebrate the return of the sockeye salmon to our lakes and rivers within the Okanagan territory. The events are as follows: 5:00pm – 5:30pm: 5:30pm – 6:00pm: 6:00pm – 6:30pm: 6:45pm – 7:15pm: 7:20pm – 8:00pm:

Arrival of guests Okanagan Song/Smudge/ Introduction to guests Dinner Service Special drum group to perform Caine Kruger/Kx Hal – Singing, dancing, drumming 8:10pm – 8:35pm: Herman Edwards (flutist) 8:40pm – 9:00pm: Rattlesnake vs Salmon Legend

It is going to be a magical and memorable evening full of laughter and love. Purchase your ‘early bird’ tickets today for $30.00 or ‘at the door’ for $40.00 by calling 250-495-7901 or by visiting us personally. Children 16yr or younger: $20.00 *There will be alcohol served at this function

For more information call 250-495-7901 ext 203 for Derek Bryson Thank you and we hope to see you here! OKANAGAN SUN • AUGUST 2013 • 23

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Once Upon A Time By Gail Prior

It started when I was five, and my brother three. Every summer, we were taken to our grandparent’s farm for a learning holiday spree. Coming from the city, we were in awe of piglets and sows, calves and cows. The hens with their chicks were cute all right, but the cocky old rooster was always looking for a fight. We were afraid of him and he put us to flight. Horses were scary too, until Gramps taught us to speak softly, approach calmly and always be kind. When they trust you, I’ll teach you how to ride. Later, through country lanes and orchards we would tarry. Fresh apples for our steeds, myself and brother Harry. Orchard trees are lining the drive, providing a perfect place to hide for roaming pheasants and quail. The old home boasted a parlour and pantry. Meals were served in the kitchen with a wood stove right handy. Grams always wearing an apron, baking bread and pies. All good things to eat, amazing goodies to our city eyes. The wooden phone box on the wall had various rings for each neighbour. But everyone seemed to listen, in case there was gossip to savour! I remember apples ready for picking. The ladders, the bins and trucks that were heaping. Now fruit trees are gone, remnants of the farm linger on, though it’s not what it once used to be. Vineyards line the land, as far as the eye can see. But the memory is there, of that old pair, the orchards, the animals, my brother – and me.

Wishing You All A Happy And Safe Summer By Linda Larson MLA for Boundary-Similkameen


am sure some of you are wondering why you haven’t seen much of me since the election. With the recall of the Legislature to work through the budget, I have been in Victoria for the past six weeks getting a ‘crash course’ on the internal workings of the Government of British Columbia. I am sure the press gallery has had a chuckle or two as the new MLAs (myself included!) struggled to find our way around the historic Legislative buildings. We have been a bit overwhelmed by the responsibility now resting on our shoulders, but we are learning quickly and determined to work hard for our constituents. The challenge for all of us is to accomplish positive change within the confines of the fiscallyresponsible budget that the people of B.C. supported on May

14th. I am eager to get back into the beautiful Boundary-Similkameen riding and engage as many of you as possible, giving me the information I need to address your concerns. I am looking for at least three volunteers in every community to meet with me quarterly, to discuss your local issues and keep me connected to your concerns first-hand. Please contact

my office at Linda.Larson.MLA@ if you are willing to participate in these discussions! One final note—in light of recent drowning incidents, please take safety precautions when engaging in water sports and other outdoor activities. Wildfire danger is another concern, so be mindful to put your campfires out properly. Have a happy, safe summer everyone!

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ake part in a Brain Health Assessment developed by Dr. Eric Braverman of “The Path Clinic” in New York. This simple assessment is a powerhouse of stored information and the key to your mental acuity. Many of us have heard about the role of serotonin in depression, but did you know that gaba, dopamine and acetylcholine all affect your personal food choices, your weight and especially your behaviour. You will be amazed to discover that just knowing this key information about your brain will help you to lose weight effortlessly, prevent Alzheimers and reduce your risks of heart disease. You will laugh at yourself when you realize that all this time your personal style and way of relating to your world is not hard-wired but completely adjustable. Your private session with Laara Harlington, Msc. Nutrition, includes, a copy of “The Edge Effect” book by Dr. Eric Braverman, for your future reference. Also included in your 1 to 1 l/2 hr assessment is a Max Pulse Cardio - Scan test, which will help measure adrenal stress and offer solid scientific evidence about the health of your arterial health. The Max Pulse Cardio-Scan was approved as a class 11 medical device on June 16, 2011. The Max Pulse uses volume capacity Photoplethysmorgraph technology. Specifically, the PTG and APG applications for determining aging vascular health and heart rate variability (HRV). The Max Pulse measures the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system when a person’s pulse wave information is collected.

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How Do Your Fitness Goals Stack Up Against Bad Habits? By Jorg Mardian


o you started a new lifestyle program! Either you want to lose some weight or you have health problems, but either way you’re committed. That’s fantastic, but there’s a supremely important thing you need to realize in order to succeed. You’re going to have a battle in your mind between new goals and established bad habits. Goals can be of the short-term, intermediate and long-term variety, and each has a value, if followed intelligently. By that I mean in a specific, measurable, attainable and realistic manner. People are great at verbally setting goals, but that’s simply empty talk unless daily habits match those goals. So let’s say you want to lose 30 pounds in five months. That’s a realistic goal, but if you go home and immediately waffle on your commitment, there’s obviously a big problem. You cheat on your food intake, you forget about the extra glass of nightly alcohol, and lie to yourself about the intensity or frequency of your workouts. In short, failure is imminent because your daily habits and rituals do not match.

Honesty matters One of the biggest problem with lifestyle changes is that people are not honest with themselves. If you cheat on food intake, admit it, look over your food journal and correct the problem. And if you don’t put in the effort during your workouts, your body composition won’t change. Continuing to do the wrong thing with the hope that it will somehow improve without further effort is simply foolish. Either fix it, dump it, tweak it or blow it up and move on to further success! Good habits are what you want. They require patience, but they last and lead to long-term success. Don’t get sucked into the promise of quick result fitness programs because they’re garbage. They offer results running contrary to every health

principle of the human body. Sure you can completely demolish yourself for 12 weeks, but is such an approach long lasting? Can you maintain such an effort for a prolonged period of time? Most will find it unsustainable because they haven’t created new habits, they’ve only cranked the intensity up 10 notches. Unless there are compensating training periods of less intensity, such an approach is nearly worthless. Focus rather on long-term results, and more importantly on a healthy, sustainable lifestyle.

Forming good habits To establish a sustainable lifestyle, you need to form new (beneficial) habits. But how? Jeremy Dean, author of the book “Making Habits, Breaking Habits,” says “repetition teaches a pattern which becomes unconscious over time. After awhile we’ll perform that response automatically. If you want to create a new good habit, you need to repeat the same action in the same situation, to create that unconscious link between situation and action.” So to replace a bad habit with a good one (like exercise versus being sedentary), there will be a battle of And then there were two! Having lost one participant to an unrelated injury, and another to a hectic schedule, Jorg’s fitness guinea pigs have been reduced to a duo. Mike Plante holding strong at a whopping 20lbs lost, and Brian Highley moving in the right direction, however not as quickly as his counterpart.

willpower. The trick is to tough it out, and through repetition allow exercise to automatically take over without the use of willpower. The same applies to food intake. Get rid of the junk food and replace it with lots of veggies and lean protein, do some kind of cardio, and lift some weights using compound movements to preserve muscle. A University College London study found that habits can take anywhere from a couple of weeks up to months to deeply ingrain, depending on what it is. So make sure that habit is one you enjoy and make it a top priority for the day, even if you have a busy schedule. With exercise, if you like doing something or if it challenges you in a good way, then it’s not just a results oriented activity. And if food is delicious, then you’ll focus on the taste rather than enduring a restriction or a new food you hate. The outcome will eventually arrive – don’t worry about it – just make sure the journey is fun and satisfying.



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Chef Justin Paakkunainen of Walnut Beach Resort ended our Osoyoos Home Hardware Spring Session with a bang. The class was held on the back patio at Walnut Beach, with a spectacular view of the lake. The moon was full and it was a picture perfect evening. A perfect place to take that special someone that you want to impress! We want to share his recipe for:

Grilled Vegetable Salad – Serves Six

You can follow this recipe using the ingredients that he did or vary it using your favourite veggies. He used: 1 each: fennel, green pepper, yellow or orange pepper, carrot, parsnip, zucchini, large red onion, ½ bunch of asparagus, ½ head cauliflower, ½ bunch broccoli Marinade: 1 heaping tbsp. of minced garlic, 4 tbsp. olive oil, 2 tbsp. honey, 3 tbsp. balsamic vinegar, 3 tbsp. chopped basil, asiago cheese shavings as desired (added last) and salt and pepper to taste • • • • • • •

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Preheat your BBQ to medium/high temperature Cut the peppers into quarters Cut the carrots, parsnips and zucchini into strips, lengthwise Remove the woody parts of the asparagus Cut cauliflower into large florets and the onion into ½” slices Toss each vegetable in a bowl with a combination olive oil and canola oil to coat and set aside until all veggies are oiled and ready to grill. Keep the veggies in separate piles. Place the carrots and the parsnips on the grill. Watch carefully as the sugars can overcaramelize very quickly. Once there are adequate grill marks on the carrots and parsnips move them to the top shelf to continue cooking but avoid the chance of over cooking. Place the cauliflower and broccoli on next and cook in the same fashion as the carrots. Continue to grill the rest of the veggies, being careful not to overcook them. You really want each veggie to be el dente, removing them and allowing them to cool at this point. *Note a little char never hurt anyone When the veggies are cool enough to handle, cut each one into ½” strips julienne style and place in a mixing bowl Add the remaining ingredients except the cheese and mix well Allow these flavours to blend together for an hour or as long as possible, as the salad will only get better. Mix in your desired amount of cheese just before serving, also hold back some cheese in reserve to garnish the top

Justin did Dry Rub Pork Ribs and his coupe de gras was a beet cake, with rhubarb cream cheese icing adorned with candied beets. We will explore that later.

Bread On The Rise

Oliver is quickly becoming the bread capital of the South Okanagan. Wayne and Diana of Oliver Bakery is the place to be on a Saturday morning for their breakfast specials. It is the place to be every weekday morning to catch up on the news with the gang. They provide a catering service, and you can place special orders for your functions. Daniella of Baguette and Brioche is back in town, situated directly across from the Firehall Bistro on Main Street She obtained her training in Paris, France so brings a wealth of taste flavours to Oliver. She is mostly sold out by noon, so plan on putting her amongst the first on your shopping list. Check out her Saturday morning specialties. Fiona of the Platinum Bench Estate Winery now opened the Artisan Bread Bakery on Black Sage Road at their winery. She obtained her training in San Francisco. Their signature pieces are their Platinum Epi’s, which are breads with baked in fillings that are profiled to pair with their wines. Their cheese fillings come from Poplar Grove in Naramata. My favourite is gorgonzala cheese with a fig jam preserve. Her sourdough starter is five-years-old, so great flavours are coming through. We have arrived. Have you noticed how many new wineries have popped up lately? I love the quality of the Kuraidori pots at Osoyoos Home Hardware. If you are in the market – these are the ones to get. I particularly love their browning frypan named the best by Canadian Living Magazine recently.

Wine pairing was by Adega on 45th Estate Winery in Osoyoos. Pamela Farinha and her daughter Racyne introduced us to a few of their wines. We tried their light red, their rose and their port. After the class, they invited the students to come up and further explore their wonderful wines. The result was that their port sold out. Ask them when their new barrels will be ready. Fred said that it was imperative that their rose’ be very, very cold before serving. Bon Appetit magazine agrees with him totally. A perfect summer drink! They say buy the freshest vintage and drink it now. The cold maintains the electric zing so critical to the rose’ experience. 28


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Aug 1 - 31: The “Lake-to-Lake Studio Tour” artists are presenting a group show at Dogtown Coffee Company in Okanagan Falls. See a showcase of work from these artists all in one place, with the opportunity to follow up those which interest you most as you map out your route along the Corkscrew Drive on the Vaseux Lake-to-Penticton corridor. The self-guided studio tours are in their third year of operation, and there are similar tour routes in Summerland and on the Naramata Bench. The “Lake-to-Lake” tour includes studios which lie between Vaseux Lake and Okanagan Lake. The route takes you to 12 studios, and includes sculptors, painters and mixed media artists. It’s a great opportunity to look, listen and watch; to ask questions and to see how the art is created. For more information, visit www. Aug 2: Kenny Shaw & Brian Temple at Medici’s in Oliver. Doors open at 6:30 pm, show at 7:30. Tickets $20. 250.498.2228. Aug 2 - 31: Branching Out: a journey through painting by Barb Hofer. Leir House in Penticton Tues - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Opening reception Aug 2 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Aug 3: Michael Burgess in Concert presented by Oliver Community Arts Council. 7 pm Concert Doors open 5:30 Oliver Community Bandshell. On site beer & wine garden, picnic catering, gelato, souvenir shopping, and more. Advance tickets at Beyond Bliss (Oliver) Oliver Parks and Recreation, Oliver BuyLow, Polka Dot Door (Osoyoos), Osoyoos BuyLow, Jardin Antiques (OK Falls) Credit card orders: 250-498-4732 Aug 5 - 10: Fibre Broads & Friends Summer Extravaganza at the Quail’s Nest Arts Centre in Oliver. All things fibre to buy, watch, learn, and try for yourself. Doors open at noon on August 5, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm August 30

6-10. Aug 8: Music In The Park: Nankama Drum & Dance 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Oliver Visitor Centre (CPR Station), 6431 Station Street. Bring a lawnchair. Admission by donation. Rain venue: Quail’s Nest Arts Centre 5840 Airport St. Aug 15: Music In The Park. Guys with Guitars: Jeremy Cook & Brian Highley (Classical guitar, original instrumentals, pop and folk vocals) 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Oliver Visitor Centre (CPR Station). Bring a lawnchair. Admission by donation. Rain venue: Quail’s Nest Arts Centre. Aug 18: The Oliver Women’s Institute is celebrating 90 years of working in this community and wish to invite everyone to a Family Picnic. 11am – 3 pm at Oliver Parks & Rec Grounds (by the bandshell) $2 per family. Bring a picnic, water and juice will be provided. Discovering what we were like back in 1922 when the area was opened up for Agriculture for Veterans of WW1 and others. More information: 250-498-4705 Aug 22: The Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre is ‘Bringing back the Salmon Bake’. Dinner, drum group to perform, Okanagan Legend recounted. Early bird tickets $30, at the door $40. Available by calling 250-4957901. Aug 24: Osoyoos Friends of the Library 2013 Summer Book Sale at Osoyoos Town Hall Plaza from 9 am to 2 pm. If you are interested in donating gently used books for the book sale, please call the Osoyoos Library at 250-495-7637. This volunteer group raises money through the sale, to support the Osoyoos Library in a variety of ways. August 22: Music In The Park: Jazz Out West (Light jazz and popular jazz standards) 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Oliver Visitor Centre. Bring a lawnchair. Admission by donation. Rain venue: Quail’s Nest Arts Centre 5840 Airport St. August 31: Horse Racing, Desert Park, Osoyoos, 1 pm. Pari-Mutual Betting. For details visit

Every Monday Alcoholic Anonymous meetings, St. Anne Parish, Osoyoos, 7 pm Every 3rd Monday Arthritis community group, Osoyoos Health Centre, 1 pm Everyone welcome Info: 495-8041, 495-3554 First Monday Parkinson’s Disease group, Osoyoos Health Unit, 1 pm Maureen 250-495-7978 Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday Oliver Kiwanis Club, Community Centre, noon lnfo: Rosemary 250- 498-0426 Every Tuesday Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Oliver Search & Rescue Bldg. 4 pm-5:30 pm Info: Norma 250-498-8455 Third Tuesday Soroptimist Osoyoos, McKia’s Restaurant, 6 pm (no meetings summers) Info: Doris 250-495-442 New members welcome Third Tuesday Women of Oliver for Women Info: 250-498-0104 First & Third Tuesday Osoyoos Quilters, Anglican Church Hall, 9 am Info: 259- 4954569 First & Third Tuesday Oliver Royal Purple Lodge #63, Elks Hall, 7:30 pm Info: Annie 250- 498-2170 Every Tuesday Toastmasters, Oliver, 7 pm Info: Bill 259- 485-0006. First & Third Tuesday Osoyoos Photography Club, Room above Art Gallery, 7 pm Info: Peter 250-535-1278 First & Third Wednesday Osoyoos Royal Purple Lodge #240, Elks Hall, 7:30 pm Info: 250-495-6748 First Wednesday & Second Thursday O’s Own Writers, Osoyoos Art Gallery, 10 am (Wednesdays) and 7:30 pm (Thursdays) New members welcome Last Wednesday every month Osoyoos Reiki group, Holistic Desert Connections Info: 250-495-5424 Every Thursday Bingo, Osoyoos Senior Centre,1 pm First & Third Thursday Kiwanis Club of Osoyoos, Cactus Ridge, noon. Info: Donna 250- 495-7701 Second Thursday Multiple Sclerosis group, Oliver Community Services basement, 10 am – noon. Info: Cathy 250-4956866 Thursdays Osoyoos Rotary Club, McKia’s Restaurant, noon.Visitors welcome Every Thursday Desert Sage Spinners & Weavers drop-in, Oliver Community Centre, 10 am to 3 pm. Info: 250-498-6649 First & Third Thursday Osoyoos Lake Lions Club, Jack Shaw Gardens, 7 pm Info: 250-495-2993 Every Thursday Oliver & Osoyoos Search & Rescue. Oliver SAR hall, 7 pm Every Friday night Osoyoos Elks Bingo. Doors open 5 pm Bingo starts 7 pm

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Our extensive menu features most meals for under $10 or up to $19.95 for a New York Steak and Lobster. You can depend on Dale or any of the eight year-round staff to give you “old school service” every day of the year, with a chef on duty until 11:00PM seven days a week. Come savour fresh, homemade food served by well trained staff in our warm, friendly and comfortable establishment! Eat in or take out.

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