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cipients who are shy and embarrassed to ask for help. But It’saai busy D l y time B u foff year e t for they shouldn’t be, she says. localOpen food4 -banks, the need “Everyone has a need, and 8 pm daily there is no shame in havingProvincial Park at sunset on Monday. Mountain has never been greater. The Okanagan (Closed Tuesday) Peachland Food Bank is of no a need. We just want to help them over this little hump, beexception. According to Judy Bedford cause if people get to far down of the Peachland Food Bank, it is hard to get back up. It’s hard to L pull up your socks ifstrategic plan, which in- vals; survival in these tough eco- Joanne for Peachlanders ayh you don’t have any. This is justcluded a number of goals nomic times means families Peachland • Investigate, pursue, View withnever this have ad consid- a temporary fix until you areand strategic actions. The and who might support boutique, ered themselves in need of a able to get new socks.â€? main goals identified in home business, adventure Fortunately, simple meal, are knocking on Last tourism, and light indusweek donations Peachlandhavethe plan are: been forthcoming theHWY food bank door. 97 council exploredto the thefood • Support new mixed trial “greenâ€? businesses; bank, fromof local businesses, “A lot more families in the possibility • Help Peachland dehiring an use, commercial, and resiSol l y get food. clubs and organizations, area iare in to Rd llecoming y a V R e d i economic development anddential developments in velop an external image r Pra regulartocitizens. Where they would normally officer help promote Peachland, with emphasis that is consistent with Monetarygrowth donationsin areon larger projects already local values and developtry to makeBeijing it work, they are economic always essential for a foodin the development and ment strategies, which will at the end of their rope.â€? Peachland. Behind McDonalds off Hwy 97 bankdiscussion and are used to the She is seeing a greater num- The came in fillplanning stages, such as then be used in conjuncthe gap of items needed, - 7519 Prairie Rd, with response ber of#9working families to a recommen-suchPonderosa/Pincushion, tion with promoting and as fresh milk andNew Monaco, and Peach- staging special events and children,Summerland as well as those with dation fromproduce, the Peachland bread. Onlydevelopment non-perishableland downtown; disabilities, and trades people economic attracting business; and items should be dropped who can not collect EI. Her committee • Improve communica(PEDC), whooff at • Enhance Peachland various bins around recipient list is already at the made a donation presentation to waterfront amenities and tion and collaboration same number as last year, yet thetown. committee of the activities to provide addi- among the PEDC, ChamGift(COTW) s are particularly the two busiest weeks still lay whole last week. im-tional resident and visitor ber of Commerce, the ahead. COEDC, and the tourism The recommendation continued page 2experiences; Bedford says it is not un- follows council’s • Support/enhance ex- committee. endorsesee Food Bank common to receive a call ment (in principal) last isting and attract new Representatives of these days from first time re- November of the PEDC special events and festi- the PEDC attended the

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COTW meeting last week to discuss the possibility of retaining an economic development officer or someone with an economic development skill set who could assist the community in focussing on the first three goals identified. “Recognizing that Peachland may not have the resources for such a position, it is suggested that business students from the University of BC Okanagan be utilized, either as part of an internship program or perhaps as part of a graduate studies program for commerce students,� strategic planning committee co-chair

Gabi Haas said. “It is recommended that a professional events person be retained by the district on a part-time basis. First steps may consist of a short-term consultation, but may evolve into contract work with one to two days per week as events evolve.� The recommendation was met with mixed support from council. “I think the report is excellent,� Councillor Hall said. “I think the issue here is one of funding because every time we spend money we have to look at the community and the

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community I think has given us the message that we shouldn’t be spending any more money than necessary.” Coun. Hall suggested the district support local businesses through reduced taxation instead. Coun. Hall also suggested Peachland council consider a boundary extension to promote industrial use in the upper Princeton area. “I really get excited about having an economic development officer of sort and I also concur that it’s pretty tough for a small community of 5,000 people to justify that expense,” Councillor Schierbeck said, adding that he would support the

utilization of a UBCO student if that option could be pursued. “I think the goals are perfect,” Mayor Fielding said. “I think the reality is we’re not going to achieve any of those goals unless we provide some resources in support of them. It’s just not going to happen because we have a whole group of dedicated volunteers who do what they can and contribute what time they can to the various committees and organizations and a lot of them struggle to put on an individual event…There’s a difference between thinking about individual events and thinking about them in the context of the big picture and what we

need to put in place in the process sense to make things happen.” Mayor Fielding went on to suggest council work with the PEDC in pursuing resource opportunities through UBCO, grant funding, and any possible internal capacity. “We shouldn’t lose sight of the fact that the whole purpose of this is to invest in the future so we do switch more from residential tax to business tax,” PEDC member Moe Martin told the COTW. The COTW supported a resolution to appoint a subcommittee of council comprised of Councillors Shierbeck, Fortin, and Condon, who will meet with staff to review

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Rotary club makes a difference in Peachland Contributed While most of us enjoyed our holiday season with some well-deserved time off, the Peachland Rotary Club was hard at work serving the local community. Christmastime reminds us of all that we are grateful for – especially being able to fill our bellies with a hot meal. This year, the food bank was in dire need of cash and non-perishable food donations to meet the increasing demand. Rotarians stepped up to the plate and raised approximately $2,000 through our annual gourmet dinner raffle. This year’s winner was Louetta Helfrich of Peachland. You may have noticed

the Peachland Rotary Club at the annual Christmas light-up as well. Here, Rotarians served warm beverages to those of you braving the cold to see Santa. At this event we raised $435 for the food bank. We were also at the Polar Bear Swim, serving hot chocolate to a record number of participants. It was a fun, albeit chilly, event. We are very proud of our wi-fi initiative, led by president elect, Brian Junilla. Junilla is our techie expert in the club. He has an impressive resume, which includes a computer science degree and 12 years experience in technical design. Thanks to Junilla’s efforts and dedication, wi-fi is now available in several

hotspots in downtown Peachland. We are the first Rotary club to offer this free service, and other clubs are following suit. Do you want to make a difference in your community? The Peachland Rotary Club continues to grow and encourages interested members to drop by for a meeting at noon on Thursdays at the Gasthaus. In 2012, we welcomed newcomers Christina McMaster, Colleen and Gordon Nickel, and Odina Skovgaard. Peachland Rotary president Wolfgang Muhs says, “Being a Rotarian means knowing that whatever project you are involved with is having a positive impact on people who need help.”

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Dog licence renewals due Feb. 28 Central Okanagan dog owners are being reminded they have until February 28 to renew their dog licences. This month the Regional District of the Central Okanagan (RDCO) mailed more than 12,000 dog licence renewal notices to dog owners throughout the region. Dog owners are required to purchase a licence under Regional District Dog Bylaw No. 366. Dogs not licenced and impounded are subject to an additional $100 fee, on top of the regular impound and licencing fees. In addition to being the lawful thing to do, licencing your dog will also make it easier for dog pound staff to reunite a stray dog with their owner, RDCO communications officer Bruce Smith says. “We also r e m i n d dog owners that if their pet unfortunately g e t s

away, they should contact the Regional Dog Pound as quickly as possible. Our bylaw only requires us to hold a dog at the pound for up to 72 hours,” Smith says. The licence cost for a dog that has been spayed or neutered is $20. A dog licence for those that have not been spayed or neutered is $60. Starting March 1 a $20 late fee will be applied to dog licence renewals. Dog owners that have a permanent licence tag

on their pet’s collar can renew and pay online at regionaldistrict.com/vdo by clicking on the permanent dog licence option, entering their account number and access code as shown on their renewal notice, along with their Mastercard or Visa number. Permanent licence tags are available for sale at the regional district office, Regional Dog Pound, and at the District of Lake Country office. “Owners of small breed dogs may wish to purchase a new tag that’s both lighter and smaller. These smaller size tags are available in limited quantities at either the regional district office on KLO Road or at the Regional Dog Pound,” Smith says. Dog licences can be renewed or purchased at 30 locations from Peachland to Lake Country. For a complete list of locations visit www.regionaldistrict.com/dogs. The website also provides information about what to do if you lose or find a dog. In Peachland, dog licences can be renewed at the District of Peachland municipal office located at 5806 Beach Avenue.

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2012 BUSINESS LICENSE RENEWAL Invoices for business licences have been mailed out. All payments are due 30 days from the date of the invoice. In the case that payments are not received within 30 days of the invoice date a 10% penalty fee is assessed on the total due. The invoice is Payable •

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For any business licence accounts that are a year or more past due and which have not been paid within 30 days from the date of the invoice the District of Peachland will consider that a non-renewal of the business licence in 2013. In these cases the 2013 fees will not apply to the outstanding balance on the account. A new application for a business licence will need to be made and any outstanding balance paid in full prior to the issuance of a business licence. Please note it is an offence to operate within the District of Peachland without a valid business licence and a fine could be assessed. The District of Peachland offers a Mobile Business License designed to simplify business licencing and reduce costs. Companies doing business in more than one community (with only one fixed location in the Okanagan Valley) may now purchase a Mobile Business Licence for a total of $262.00. To change any information on your Business Licence or if you have any concerns related to this notice, please call 250-767-2647 Ext. 106 or email Paul Dupuis at pdupuis@peachland.ca

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any years ago the church would have labelled the internet as evil – a tool of the devil. No doubt some religious groups still feel that way, and we don’t blame them. The things you can access on the Internet are atrocious and disturbing beyond comprehension.  While the internet makes our jobs so much easier, it has become a tool for countless individuals to spread their hate, lies and sickness over cyberspace.  While social media sites were designed for people to stay connected with family and friends, some use it to prey on others and their vulnerabilities. But the Ministry of Justice wants you to know how to navigate the online risks to keep your family safe. First, parents need to be aware of what to watch out for when their kids are on the internet. For example, inappropriate material, sexual exploitation and bullying, as well as fraud and scams.  Instilling judgment and online etiquette in your kids can go a long way in keeping the family safe.  Think twice before posting information and/or photographs. Once online, information is out of your control and cannot be retracted.  Talk to your children about the dangers of sharing excessive information. If advertising that a family is on holiday by writing it on the front door or living room window is not okay, why put that type of information online for the world to see?  Signing a child up to a site before they reach the user age outlined by the site is a violation of the Terms of Service. Lying about an age can result in your child receiving advertisements directed to an older audience.  Remind youth that cyberbullies feed on negativity. The best way to make cyberbullying stop is to ignore the online bullying environment and report it in the real world to school or authorities.  Parents shouldn’t be afraid to venture into social media. Take this on with your kids and learn together how to navigate the content safely. This will help you get to know what your kids are doing online.  Encourage online etiquette and instill best-time practices with youth. Establish break times and put away devices when opportunities for family time arise. Children can become obsessed with social media sites and rely on them for their daily fix.  Don’t make your passwords obvious... and change them frequently.  For more information, visit: www.bccpa.org/index.htm

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Replacement of the auditor general sparks debate about appointment process Bill Barisoff Special to the Peachland View Elected officials in government are frequently called upon to make difficult decisions. Sometimes the decisions reached generate disagreement by some parties due to personal or sometimes highly political motivations. Most recently you may have heard that the auditor general, under current legislation has fulfilled his term in office and in response the position has been publicly posted and qualified individuals now have an opportunity to apply for this well paying and prestigious position. Ironically some of the very same critics who demanded a publicly posted process in an appointed position not so long ago are now demanding that no other citizens should have the right to apply for this position and a reappointment should instead be a rubber stamped ap-

proval. Politics have also entered into the mix and the current process has been questioned given that a rubber stamp method was not used. Critics have, in my view, unfairly targeted the personal rep-

MLA Bill Barisoff utation of some of those who serve on the hiring committee. It is also deserving of mention that one of the fiercest critics of government, the Representative of Children and Youth, Mary-Ellen Turpel Lafond, was successfully reappointed to a second five-year term, demonstrating that even those who are extremely critical of government

are not excluded from reappointment, as some are alleging. Ultimately those elected Members of the Legislative Assembly who sit on the hiring committee make decisions they believe will be in the best interests of taxpayers. At times, as is the case with any committee, there may be disagreement, or there may be agreement as evidenced by the reappointment of the Child and Youth Officer. The larger question to be asked is: can this process be done in a different manner? Recently Jordan Bateman from the Canadian Taxpayer’s Federation suggested the appointment of the BC Auditor General should be only for one term with no eligibility for reappointment. This would not only help to remove the politics of such a process, it would also help to negate many of the allegations and politically charged speculation that is inevitable in the current process. This one

term system is currently in place with the federal government and has produced one of the finest auditor generals in Canadian history with Sheila Fraser, who literally became a household name. Aside from the federal government, there are also several provinces that utilize this system as well. The importance of maintaining the independence of the Office of the Auditor General and removing the inevitable political implications in this process suggest that this is a suggestion that is worthy of further investigation. Before I close this week I would like to recognize the many volunteers and organizing committee involved with staging this past weekend’s Continental Cup curling championship in Penticton. Hosting such a prestigious international event in our very own backyard is a true honour for our region and I would like to commend all who were involved.

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Recreation Report: Kicking off the new year Cheryl Wiebe Special to the Peachland View The new year is always such a great time to set new health and wellness goals. The Peachland Recreation Department has a variety of programs and opportunities to support you in your “get active” resolutions. From fitness to food preparation to learning a new skill, see how we can help you achieve your goals in 2013. New this winter is Spanish for beginners, Asian cooking, as well as Monday night drop in volleyball. All of your other favourites such as zumba, spin and yoga are also

available. We have seen a huge increase in our participation in the fitness room this January too. It seems lots of Peachlanders have the “get active” spirit this year! We also have some exciting opportunities for children as well. Indoor softball for girls is a great way for young ladies to prepare for the new season. Girls will learn and refine their skills to throw, catch, hit, pitch and run bases. We also have indoor floor hockey available for drop in for ages seven years and up. When it is cold outside, its great to burn off some steam indoors. Coming soon too is the first race of the season.

The February Freeze Up is a fun walk or run (participant’s choice) on a relatively flat route along Beach Avenue and the foreshore of Okanagan Lake. This scenic route is subject to winter conditions. There will be a water station at the turnaround and refreshments and a race souvenir will be provided at the end of the race. Registration is currently underway for this February 17 event. Beyond the race and these programs, there are also a variety of leisure, health and wellness programs offered for all ages. For more program information visit www. peachland.ca call 250767-2133.

Returning from big sky country - Montana Eric Hall Special to the Peachland View Visitors to the Pacific Northwest from other countries are particularly keen to see bears and other wild animals. Bus tours 30 years ago would have had a much better chance of seeing wild animals. These days our attitude to wildlife is different; the saying that a “fed bear is a dead bear” really is true. Today, it is against the law to feed animals in the national parks – in both Canada and the USA. In many places animals are discouraged from coming into urban areas and are sometimes relocated. That may be good for the animals but it can make life

difficult for the tour guide who is expected to “find” these animals. Jokes about wearing the bear suit are only good for so long. Whilst visiting Yellowstone, we hadn’t seen any bears but we stopped at the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Centre in West Yellowstone. My group had a good opportunity to see and photograph grizzly bears, wolves and bald eagles. Seeing bears in the wild often gets you a poor photograph of the wrong end of the animal. Visiting the discovery centre wasn’t perfect but it made my group happy. We had to cover a lot of miles the day we left Yellowstone, so whilst they were looking at the bears, I was collecting the sandwich order from

Ernie’s Deli, so we could have lunch on the bus. When I collected the sandwiches, they had put labels on the bags according to the kind of sandwich ordered. I had to laugh when I saw the company name on the labels, and instead of Titan Travel, the labels read Time Travellers – perhaps another English language problem. Montana has a rich mining history (well, rich for some) and we had chance to see evidence of that. We stopped in Virginia City, an old gold mining town. We were given an interesting tour in an old fire engine; certainly something that you don’t do every day. In the afternoon, we made Continued on page 6

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the gentle crossing of the continental divide and a stop in Butte for coffee. No visitor to Butte can fail to see the massive hole in the ground that reflects the history of the Anaconda Mining Company. Originally gold and silver were mined here but it was copper mining that came to dominate the town. Miners came from all over the 2 The Peachland world to work there. View In its

heyday, it was one of the largest and most notorious copper boomtowns of the American West, home to hundreds of saloons and a famous red-light district. The history includes the issues of labour unionism, economic rise and decline, and environmental degradation that resulted from the mining activity. Leaving Butte, our destination was the Holiday Inn in Missoula near the

Bitterroot Mountains. Missoula is at an altitude of over 3,000 feet, high in the mountains of western Montana; it is a town with a history of logging and forestry. These days the University of Montana in Missoula is an increasingly important part of the town’s economy. It was a quiet evening for most of my group as we had covered a lot of miles and we had a journey back to

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If you’re wondering of any heavy gifts very exinternational meeting of aprivate and has kind succeeded inAnchangboat stops at Goat Haunt, what pensive purchase. from a mining you have chance to getRichmond off ing Olympic projects they do, think public town sector transportation companies with skating oval‌that breathtaking magnificent top people from around the world also took roof superstructure. They did that. place here (Vancouver) to look at the growth Sometimes we aren’t aware of the amazing needs in transportation arising from our workers and technicians that we have right growing economy. As I said, the signs of job here in our own backyard. (They also have a creation and investment are everywhere. We plant in Penticton.) will continue to work on the types of policy I was there this week to announce that they that will keep this momentum going. were the successful recipients of research On another note we can be proud of what dollars in the ongoing development of the Canada is able to offer the world on two next generation of laminated wood beams. different counts this week. This week I had Some of you find that exciting. Others of the honour of meeting with some of our fine you are about to nod off thinking about it. members of our Armed Forces. Canada has Well, hold on. Before I lose you, think about been asked to provide soldiers, sailors, and earthquake proof high-rise buildings, an fighter pilots to assist with other United apartment or office tower up to 25 stories Nations countries in subduing the Libyan dictator in his ongoing assault on his own people. 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Bylaw Number 1981, 2011. This amendment brings the agricultural7 rate in line with the 2009 level from $0.04 to $0.10 per cubic meter, with no increase in any other rate category.

Making connections at the Peachland Wellness Centre we are no exception. time. You can stock up for late lily, bitterroot, bell We are still promoting a only $1.50 a card. What a lily, skyrocket, and scarlet gilia. Raindrops work like board game developed deal! The wide selection lenses on leaves. There by Richard Smith. Garage photographs are frozen raindrops, Sale sells for $20 with features half the proceeds going courtesy of Pete Wyper. Peachland fireworks, and to the PWC. Thank-you, Wyper facilitated photog- mushrooms capped with soil. Wyper as well as art classes uplifted Richard, for pursuing Patrick Bell this raphy Kimberly Kelly Joseph Jacoeis an several times at the centre. avid hiker, and he ranges connection with us! hillsides and valleys to Most• Wills are macro photo- our A new• endeavour is our Personal Injury & Estates • Real Estate capture these beauties. His graphs, or close ups. One sale of •Wonders of NaCivil Litigation • Family Law • Corporate Law ture greeting cards. Here depicts a funnel spider’s cards can make a connecis a chance to buy our lo- web laden with raindrop tion with nature for you. 13211 N. Victoria P.O. Box 520, Summerland V0H 1Z0 Last BC Friday we held jewels. Others show our cal cards instead of mass Rd. wildflowers: our volunteer appreciaproduced ones and sup- Peachland port the PWC at the same the mariposa lily, choco- tion tea. Our little house

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Special to the Peachland View January is often a month of new beginnings. Winter can be a time to get connected. The Peachland Wellness Centre’s (PWC) mission is to provide education and support programs, information, and referral and outreach services for people living in Peachland. Our volunteers and staff work in collaboration with others in the community. We make connections! Most of the programs are run by volunteers, and many of them arise from the specific interests of those volunteers. Computer Literacy is a beginners level program designed in conjunction with the facilitator, Ben Oltmans. People phone us to arrange an appointment, and the lessons are held on the computers in our multipurpose meeting room. Topics can include typing and printing a document, emailing, surfing the internet, and text messaging on a phone. The learner sets the pace and the topic. Ben says he is happy to help so many

people. Participants have commented on their satisfaction with a new level of knowledge. One person said, “The facilitator is knowledgeable, friendly and personable.� Another remarked, “I am more aware of what is going on in Peachland now.� They are getting connected via emails and online news. And it all started with the human connection. Tai Chi for Wellness meets on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. for beginners with continuers joining them at 10 a.m. A new beginners class started on January 17, but new people are welcome until the end of the month. There are 108 moves to be learned in sequence in this yang style form. It is moving meditation when properly performed, and brings many health benefits like relaxation, lowered blood pressure, increased immune system, and full range of body movements. Connect with your inner self and some new friends at the same time. Fundraising is something every non-profit is expected to do besides looking for grants, and

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In Memoriam Allan Thomas Fraser

Passed away on November 23rd, 2012, with advanced Alzheimer’s disease at the David Lloyd Jones Home in Kelowna, B.C. Allan was born in Calgary, Alberta on August 5th, 1928, and was 84 years old. He is survived by his loving wife, Jean, six children - Brent (Janet), Brian (Shannon), Bradley, Bryce, Jody Lynn Kopec (Steve) and Jean-Anne Hawse (Joe Delahey), 18 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren and by his sister, Phyllis Brauff of Phoenix, Arizona. He is predeceased by his younger brother, Douglas, in April of this year. A Memorial Service is planned at the Westlake Gardens Club House on Saturday, January 26th, 2013 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at 2250 Louie Drive, West Kelowna.

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TNI The Network Inc. Department: Marketing and Communications Position Status: Part time, 16 – 20 hours/week Location: TNI Head Office – Peachland, BC Wage: $10.25 - $11/hr based on experience This is an entry level support role that will assist in a variety of administrative tasks including communications, data reporting, event planning, project collateral research and materials maintenance. • Strong oral and written communications skills • Post secondary education an asset • Previous communications/writing experience preferred • Computer literate – solid command of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook • Comfortable with internet and social media Submit resume including 3 professional references to HR@TNINetwork.com and include “Communications Assistantâ€? in the subject line. PEACHLAND VIEW DEADLINES CLASSIFIED ADS by noon Tuesdays (Must be prepaid, cash, Visa or Mastercard) Email: sales@peachlandview.ca

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February 5th, 1927 – January 8th, 2013 It is with deep sadness that we let everyone know that our Dad, affectionately known as Harry, passed away at Brookhaven Care Centre just shy of his 86th birthday. Dad has now been reunited with our Mum, his beloved Anne, who he dearly missed since her passing in June 2008. Dad was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Eliza, brothers John, Dennis, Raymond, Richard, sister Florence (Floss) and sonin-law Mark. Harry is survived by his daughter Jean in Peachland; son Graham (Eeva-Liisa) in Campbell River; brother Leslie (Patricia) in Walsall, England and many nieces and nephews and their families. Dad was known for his banana bread, his stories and jokes. There will be a Celebration of Life in the early spring. Dad is also fondly remembered by many friends in England and the many friends that he made after emigrating to Canada in 1973 and where he continued his nursing career until his retirement to Peachland in 1992. Dad was a veteran of World War 2 and long time member of Peachland Branch 69 Royal Canadian Legion. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society – 202-1835 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC V1Y 3H5

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lOCal aCtIvItIES & EvENtS | SUNDAYS Jerry Dober Breakfast, 8am, Peachland Wellness Centre peachland Baptist Sunday School, 9:30am, 4204 Lake Ave. peachland United Service, 10am, United Church St. Margaret’s anglican Church Worship, 10am, St. Margaret’s Anglican Church emmanuel Church Workship Service, 10am, Peachland Elementary School peachland Baptist Service, 10:30 service fellowship 11:30am, 4204 Lake Ave. Meat Draw, 2pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69

MONDAYS

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TUESDAYS

WEDNESDAYS

THURSDAYS

Yoga, 7:30am, 50+ Activity Centre

Carpet Bowling, 10am, 50+ Activity Centre

aerobics, 9:30am, 50+ Activity Centre

Take Off pounds Sensibly, 9:30am, 50+ Activity Centre

peachland Toastmasters, 12pm, Peachland Community Centre

Chess, 1:15pm, 50+ Activity Centre

Bereavement, 10am, Peachland Wellness Centre

peachland Variety Singers, 9:30am, 50+

aa, 12pm, 50+ Activity Centre

Tai Chi, 12pm, 50+ Activity Centre Needle arts, 1:15pm, 50+ Activity Centre BOYS aND gIRLS CLUBS Tween Scene, 2:30-5pm, 4th Street Place peachland guides 5:15pm, community centre peachland Sparks (girls 5-6), 5:30pm, community centre Youth Boxing Club, 6-8 pm, 4th Street Place Wood Carvers, 7pm, 50+ Activity Centre Ladies’ Morning Coffee, 10-11am, Peachland Wellness Centre

Storytime, 11:30am, starts Feb. 7, Peachland Library

Yoga, 1:30pm, 50+ Activity Centre

Central Okanagan Friendship Tuesday, Model Railway blood pressure readings Company group, 7pm, and massage 1pm, movie Peachland Museum The Iron Lady 1:30pm, 50+ Activity Centre BOYS aND gIRLS CLUBS, Tweens BOYS aND gIRLS 5-6:30pm, middle teens CLUBS Floor Hockey 6:30-8pm, 4th St. Angli(age 8-12), 6:30can Church 7:30pm, community centre; $2 (Jumpstart peachland Baptist funding available) Church gym Night, 7-8:15pm, Peachland Bridge, 6:30pm, 50+ Community Centre (for Activity Centre Kindergarten - Grade 6) Youth Night, 7-8:15pm, Sunshine Singers, Peachland Baptist Church 1:30pm, Peachland (For Grades 6-9) Wellness Centre Tai Chi (Wellness Centre), 6pm, United Church Hall Computer Literacy, 10 am -12 pm, Peachland Wellness Centre. By appointment only.

Iron and Silk exercise, 11am, 50+ Activity Centre peachland Rotary Club Meeting, 12pm, Gasthaus Pub aa, 12pm, 50+ Activity Centre Meat Draw, 4pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69 BOYS aND gIRLS CLUBS, middle teen hangout 5:30-7pm, community centre. Free. Bingo, 6:45pm, 50+ Activity Centre

peachland Baptist Church gym Night, 7-8:15 pm, Peachland Community Centre For children K-6.

FRIDAYS

SATURDAYS

Yoga, 10:30am, 50+ Activity Centre

Carpet Bowling, 10am, 50+ Activity Centre

Friday art Club, 1pm, 50+ Activity Centre

Meat Draw, 3pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69

Ladies Snooker, 5pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69 potluck, Meeting, or entertainment, 6pm, 50+ Activity Centre (4th week of the month only) BOYS aND gIRLS CLUBS OUTINg, meet at community centre; Call to register. Tea in the Tranquil Room, 2-3pm, Peachland Wellness Centre, resumes January 11 Men’s Coffee, 10am11am, Peachland Wellness Centre

Tai Chi (Wellness Centre), 9:30am beginners, 10am continued level, United Church Hall Ladies Cribbage, 10:30am, Peachland Wellness Centre

UPCOMING EVENTS annual Robert Burns Supper January 18 at the 50+ Bar 5:15, dinner 6:00. Traditional fare and speeches and entertainment. Tickets $20 & $22; call 250-767-9133.

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Stars on Stage, January 20, 2 pm, at the Peachland Activity Centre. A dynamic variety show featuring some of the Okanagan’s brightest stars. Tickets $10. Call 250-

Happy Heart Valentines Day Walk, February 14, 16 years and over Meet at the Community Centre for our Valentines Day “Move for a Happy Heart” walk.

Family Day, February 11, Celebrate BC’s newest stat holiday. February 11, 2013 will be the first Family Day celebrated in BC.

Enjoy the energy of February fresh air as we walk Beach Avenue’s Centennial walk way. Returning back to the Community Centre for a stretch out in a mini yoga session followed by tea, healthy snack and a Valentines treat. Please preregister before Feb. 14. February Freeze Up 5K, February 17, 15 years and over. Don’t let winter

doldrums keep you from being active! The February Freeze Up 5K Run and Walk is an opportunity to get outdoors. Whether you are participating competitively or for active fun, the social atmosphere will help you get going and keep moving.

easter egg Hunt, March 29, 2-12 years, Enjoy bouncy fun, making bunny baskets, face painting, and peachland Volunteer Breakfast, March 1, Mayor of course the Easter Bunny and Council will be donning will be on hand for the

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that we don’t hurt anymore!”

“I have never been to a Chiropractor before and I am worried about getting my bones cracked…” I am surprised how often I still hear this statement or something like it. I am going to try to alleviate some potential anxiety about your first Chiropractic visit. First I want to explain who Chiropractors are. For the vast majority of my classmates we were Chiropractic patients before we chose Chiropractic as our profession-- i.e. we are just like you! When we were first in pain and needed help and were told by some wise friend to see their chiropractor we may have been just as nervous as you might feel. I’ll tell you my story… I first went to a Chiropractor

when I was 18, I was unable to move much without hurting. I wasn’t able to work. My Dad who was also my boss had multiple reasons to want me to feel better quickly, so he sent me to his Chiropractor. The one thing that I remember from the initial visit was the Doctor talked a lot, cared about every little thing that hurt, and spent time explaining things. He proposed a treatment plan and then left the decision up to me. For the first time

ever I felt empowered, and in charge of my health care.

After taking time to alleviate my concerns he adjusted me. My back made some popping noises (which he explained was just some air bubbles leaving

Easter Egg Hunt. Children will collect the plastic eggs in the bunny baskets they make and trade the eggs in for a goody bag filled with Easter treats. Please note the registration deadline is March 25. Spirit of peachland Civic awards, May 3, residents are recognized for their service. Visit www.peachland. ca for more information.

from the joints, not my bones cracking) and I felt better when I stood up. Within 3 visits that week the pain was gone! Since becoming a chiropractor I have discovered that there are often times when manipulation (or cracking) isn’t needed or other things might work better. Chiropractors are people, and we are now and forever will be Chiropractic patients (I was at my Chiropractor yesterday). All of us have been on the table at the hands of another chiropractor. Rest assured when you come in for care, you will receive my professional opinion/ recommendations but you will always be in charge of what happens to you. We aren’t so scary, come see for yourself.


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faith

Food for the Soul: Unity in diversity Wayne Power Peachland Baha’i Community

promised hour has come to enable humanity to build a whole new world of unimaginable beauty and harmony. Bahá’u’lláh “Glory of God” (12 Nov. 1817 – 29 May 1892) claimed to be the prophetic fulfillment and messenger from God of Islam, Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism, Taoism, Zoroastrian, and other major religions. Our current civilization is blessed to have existing major religions or faiths. The Baha’i faith strives to encourage their unity under one God. An example of this is found in the various ways that the “golden rule” message has been expressed differently by different religions. From the beginning of life, every living thing develops through different stages, each stage having its own conditions and requirements. The requirements of the human being’s infancy, childhood, adolescence and maturity can

Is there a logical reason why we have multiple major religions in the world? Baha’u’llah said, “That which the Lord hath ordained as the sovereign remedy and mightiest instrument for the healing of all the world is the union of all its peoples in one universal cause, one common faith.” The Baha’i Faith is a world religion whose purpose is to unite all the races and people in one universal cause and one common faith. Baha’is believe, as followers of Baha’u’llah, that He is the Promised One of all Ages. The traditions of almost every people throughout history include the promise of a future when global unity is established and humankind will live in peace and prosperity. Baha’is believe that the

never be the same. Each stage builds through an organic process of development upon the previous stage and prepares our faculties for the next stage. The life of humanity also develops in stages and Baha‘u‘llah has taught us that we are leaving behind the age of our adolescence and have reached mankind’s age of maturity. The requirements that met the needs of humanity’s adolescence can no longer satisfy the requirements of its maturity. The old methods of living in the past are no longer adequate to meet the needs of the present age of advancement. “The fundamental Baha’i principle enunciated…[reasons] that religious truth is not absolute but relative, that divine revelation is a continuous and progressive process, that all the great religions of the world are divine in origin, that their basic principles are in complete

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778-479-3232

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Wes Bedford, B.Sc Geoff Davis, B.Sc Garnet Lloyd, B.Sc

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harmony, that their aims and purposes are one and the same, that their teachings are but facets of one truth, that their functions are complementary, that they differ only in the nonessential aspects of their doctrines, and that their missions represent successive stages in the spiritual evolution of human society…(shown in our present day civilization).” – The Promised Day is Come by Shoghi Effendi, 1941. Unification of the human family and the building of a peaceful, global society are possible. Unity in diversity of the major religions provides a logical explanation (solution) as a principle for an ever-advancing maturing civilization. Progressive revelation explains this unity. Baha’u’llah said, “The well-being of mankind, its peace and security, are unattainable unless and until its unity is firmly established.”

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250-899-2153 105-4200 Beach Ave., Peachland (Located in Serendipity Salon and Spa)

www.peachlandchiropractic.ca

Peachland

Places of Faith St. Margaret’s Anglican Church

Peachland United Church 4421 4th Street

The Bahá’í Faith In Peachland

“In the garden of thy heart, plant naught but the rose of love.”

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

Grace Lutheran Church 1162 Hudson Road West Kelowna, B.C. 250-769-5685

Local Contact:

250-767-0129

Sunday Services

New Contemporary Worship

Sunday Worship 10 a.m. Morning Prayer Tuesdays - 9:30 a.m. Office Hours 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Monday to Friday

Service 10:30 a.m.

Lyn Stewart 250-767-6211 or John Miller 250-767-9270

Sunday School

4th Street & Brandon Ave

National Website:

Service 9 a.m.

Info.Bahai.org

Traditional Worship

P.O. Box 1065 Peachland, BC V0H 1X0

10:30 a.m. Ages 2 thru to Grade 6 www.gracelutherankelowna.com

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Peachland Campus Pastor cell: 250.870.3087 Office: 5848B Beach Avenue

2600 Hebert Road, West Kelowna 250.768.7638 emmanuelnet.ca

Peachland Baptist Church Sunday school for all ages at 9:30 am Church service at 10:30 am (Children’s church during service)

Derek Koch, Peachland Campus Pastor Peachland Campus 10:00 am - Worship Service at Peachland Elementary School

A Friendly Welcome Awaits You At...

Fellowship time with coffee and cookies at 11:30 a.m. Office Hours - Tue, Wed, Thur 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Hall rental contact Doreen 250-767-2132 Sunday Morning Service 10 a.m. Rev. Elaine Diggle

Pastor John Rankin Join us for: Good Music Bible Messages - Great Fellowship

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