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Peachland resident Phyllis Papineau was one of four Okanagan residents to be honoured with a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal last week. MLA Bill Barisoff presented the medals at a ceremony on December 13 to one person in each area of the constituency:

Sue Irvine from Naramata, Dave Kampe from Penticton, Harry McWatters from Summerland and Phyllis Papineau from Peachland. The commemorative medal was created to mark the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada. The medal honours Her Maj-

esty for her service to this country and also serves to honour significant contributions and achievements by Canadians. The recipients also received a letter of congratulations from Premier Christy Clark upon receiving their medals. Papineau was selected to receive the medal because of her countless contributions to the community over the years.

Papineau says what keeps her involved in so many volunteer activities year after year is all of the wonderful people she gets to work with. “The most important thing is I didn’t do any of this alone,” Papineau told The View. “I got to work with such amazing gifted people and Peachland is full of them.” In addition to serving a term on Peachland

council, Papineau has volunteered her time and expertise to the community in many ways, including the following contributions and achievements: • Founder and past president of the Peachland Wellness Centre; • Past president of Peachland Fall Fair; • One of a three-member Continued on page 2

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task force assembled to establish a Chamber of Commerce in Peachland; Part of a two-person committee to save the Peachland Little Schoolhouse from destruction; Director of the Peachland Variety Singers for 19 years; M e m b e r of the Rick Hansen Relay Team; Peachland Citizen of the Year in 2008; A founding member of the Peachl a n d Community Arts Council; Lay minister at St. Margaret’s Anglican Church; Chair of the HeArts Festival; Chair of the Peachland Rose Show; Creator of the Wellness Centre Sunshine

Singers program; and • Director of the St. Margaret’s Anglican Church Choir. Of all her contributions, Papineau is most proud of her role in establishing the Wellness Centre, as well as her work with the Peachland Variety Singers. Papineau says she continues to serve as the Variety Singers’ director year after year because it does a lot of good for a lot of seniors, the audiences love it, and it has very good quality singing. “If they don’t have to pay for a director it keeps the costs down so anybody can afford to come,” Papineau said, adding that the concerts are always by donation only so it doesn’t exclude anyone from coming. Papineau was also responsible for establishing the Peachland Wellness


QUEEN’S DIAMOND JUBILEE MEDAL recipients (shown left to right along with MLA Bill Barrisoff in the centre): Harry McWatters,

Sue Irvine, Phyllis Papineau and Dave Kampe.

Centre, which offers numerous valuable programs and services to the community. “As a councillor I went to the Ministry of Health in Victoria at one of our conferences and talked to them about this little wellness centre we had in mind. [Initially] he said, ‘Why bother? It’s so

close to Kelowna.’” However, by 2001 Papineau was successful in bringing a centre to Peachland where residents can access a variety of services locally instead of having to cross the bridge. “The vision that I had was a place for people to come and feel safe. People could come and

talk if they had any problems or they felt lonely or whatever and [it would be a place where] people could look after seniors,” Papineau said. “Now they’ve got so many programs there, but it was pretty scary in the beginning getting it going,” Papineau said. Papineau was also in-


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strumental in saving an important Peachland asset from demolition. “While I was on council they were deciding that the little schoolhouse was too expensive to renovate…Council said, ‘We’re going to give you three weeks to prove that the community really cares about the little schoolhouse.’ It was pretty run down. It had been St. Margaret’s Church for over 80 years and was used as a storehouse…So we scrubbed and cleaned it, had a tea in it and sold shingles and raised $2,200 in three hours. I went back to council and said yes, our community cares about this little place.” Papineau has been volunteering steadily in Peachland for almost 20 years. She moved to Peachland in September 1993 and by Christmastime was president of the Fall Fair. “It’s a wonderful community for opportunities,” Papineau said.

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Peachland New Years Day Polar Bear Walk/Run Challenges your 2013 resolution to be active. Walk or run 2 k or 5 k through scenic Peachland.

Tuesday, Jan 1st • Checkin 10:00 am, Race 10:30 am Check in is at 9:45 am at the Community Centre, 4450 6th Street. $20 Advanced registration online only at Race day registration accepted

Peachland Polar Bear Swim Dare to dash, splash, dip or swim in the chilly Okanagan Lake? Join us for the Polar Bear Swim!

Tuesday, Jan 1st 1:00 pm Check in is at 12:30 pm at the Community Centre, 4450 6th Street. FREE, but pre-check in and waiver signing is required. Richard Smith

THE ANNUAL PEACHLAND ART GROUP Christmas party was held this year at 4th Street Place

and was brilliant fun thanks to outstanding entertainer Bruce Spencer, who sings and plays the ukulele. He sang a great number of popular Christmas songs and a few Hawaiian ones as well. 

For more information on these and other Peachland events, please visit us on the our website or call 250-767-2133.

District to webcast COTW and council meetings Joanne Layh Peachland View

Peachland residents unable to attend committee of the whole (COTW) or council meetings will soon have an opportunity to view them online at the District of Peachland website. Last week district council approved a monthly $500 hosting and software charge for webcasting, in addition to a $7,000 equipment and installation cost already approved in the 2012 budget. “I’m in favour of this,” Councillor Cindy Fortin said at last week’s committee of the whole meeting. “I feel it is vital to provide the public, who are not able to attend due to work or other obligations, the opportu-

nity to be informed as to the topics, discussion and have a clear understanding of the decisions that take place during the meetings. I think this is great and I look forward to it.” Beginning sometime next month, residents will be able to view committee of the whole and council meetings streamed live at as the meeting is taking place. In addition, on the day following the meetings, agenda items will be archived separately so anyone interested in viewing the discussion around a particular item can do so without having to watch the entire meeting. The service will be supplied by Ottawa-based iSi Global Webcasting. “I’m absolutely amazed that the solution has to

come from Ontario,” Councillor Terry Condon said. “Was there nothing local?” Director of corporate services Polly Palmer said no quotes had been submitted by Okanagan-based businesses. Additionally, the quote provided by the chosen webcasting provider came in significantly below that of other providers. Other quotes ranged from $11,000 - $83,000 for equipment and installation and $679 and $990 for monthly hosting and software costs. The selected provider also provides webcasting for other municipalities including Saskatoon, Milton, and Thunder Bay. The official launch of the webcasting service is expected to take place in January.

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Merry Christmas from the District of Peachland!

2013 REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULE Pursuant to Sections 94 (1) & (2) of the Community Charter, notice is hereby given of the schedule of Regular Council meetings for 2013: January 8 and 22 February 12 and 26 March 12 and 26 April 9 and 23 May 14 and 28 June 11 and 25 July 9 August 13 September 10 and 24 October 8 and 22 November 12 and 26 December 10 All Regular Council meetings are held in the Council Chambers located at the Peachland Community Centre, 4450 – 6th Street, Peachland, BC at 7:00 p.m., unless changed by Council resolution and posted on the Community Centre and District Office notice boards. Corporate Officer District of Peachland

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DECEMBER 21, 2012


All traditions are good traditions

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advent - The arrival of someone or something important.

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f you celebrate Christmas, chances are you have certain traditions that you enjoy doing every year around this time. Around here, most people get together for a big meal with family or friends, exchange gifts or baking, and send cards with Christmas greetings. Exactly how you do that might depend on your family background or things you’ve learned from others along the way, but most of us have certain things that have become our traditions. I didn’t grow up with much in the way of Christmas traditions. In my family we celebrated Christmas until my mom joined a church that didn’t celebrate “pagan holidays,” as they would have described Christmas. So by the time I was about seven we stopped doing anything for Christmas. It wasn’t sad; it just was the way it was. Thankfully, it’s never too late to start a new tradition. Until the last several years, I’ve usually always worked in places that required someone to work on Christmas, and because I didn’t have any family traditions to celebrate, I was always the first to sign up to work. Even on Christmas Day, someone still needs to dispatch police or fire if an alarm goes off or take care of youths living in a group home. You could say that working on Christmas had become a Christmas tradition for me, so when that came to an end I had to come up with something else. Luckily, one of my cousins moved to the Okanagan at roughly the same time I did, so now my tradition is to spend my Christmases with her. It’s a pretty low-key affair but that’s the way we like it. Every year my cousin comes over for a big dinner and then we have a movie marathon. This year we’ve decided to watch the Lord of the Rings trilogy as a sort of refresher before we go to see The Hobbit. The nice thing about Christmas is you can have it whatever way you like it. However, some of the older traditions associated with Christmas can be the most charming. If you haven’t seen it, I would highly recommend watching Rick Steves’ European Christmas, which is aired regularly at this time of year on various American public television stations. In the program Steves travels to England, Wales, France, Norway, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy to visit Christmas markets, choir performances, locals’ homes and other places to see how different Christmas traditions are kept alive across Europe. It’s very heartwarming and there’s nothing artificial about it. Traditions are wonderful; but the best tradition of all is getting together to be with people you care about. Have a happy Christmas, however you might celebrate it.


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Peachland Views Councillor hopes for more economic devt., engagement, and transparency in 2013 Open letter to Peachland residents: Merry Christmas and happy holidays to everyone! It’s been a busy first year as one of your councillors. We’ve dealt with a great many issues, and had some serious debate and decision-making to tackle. One of the highlights of the new year will be to finally have our meetings streamed live online. I remain a great believer in open and transparent government and am pleased that funds have now been set aside in order for our committee of the whole (COTW) and regular council meetings to be viewed on the internet in the coming weeks. This is definitely a good start. They will also be archived in categories to make it easy for the public to access all, or a portion, of any publicly held meeting they wish to view. It is difficult for many people to attend the meetings, and is a little disheartening to see only three or four people sitting in the gallery. Information arising from the agenda, the ensuing discussion and debate, and ultimately the decisions voted on by council, and by which members, are often received only in part, or in a whittle down form, and can result in skewed perceptions and misconceptions. I would also like to see fewer in-camera (or closed door) meetings, and will be working toward that end. It’s good to see some of the development projects moving ahead, and disappointing to see that others have stalled. It’s been tough economic times for the last few years, but hopefully things will pick up in the new year. Economic development is hugely important to our small town, and I am pleased to sit on the Peachland economic development committee (PEDC). I would like to see policy or process revamped so as to reduce

the stumbling blocks for those wishing to invest in our town, whether development or small business, while maintaining controlled and managed growth, to allow our community to flourish. When I decided to run for council, I did so because, as a longstanding resident of this beautiful town, I wanted to represent the people and the community as a whole. Yet for me, no lone voice is ignored. Whether one person, or a member of a group, I strongly believe each individual deserves an opportunity to be heard. I know not every decision of council is popular and there have been some contentious issues, particularly recently in regard to development, but ultimately mayor and council have been elected to make those decisions, even if they don’t always sit well with all constituents. It’s a tough responsibility at times, but I’ve never been prouder to be a representative of this town. Finally, Peachland has always had strong community involvement and participation. The crowds of people who recently filled the streets at the Christmas light up only reaffirm the spirit of this community. Our local clubs and volunteers, organizations and groups such Wellness Centre, Community Policing, the Peachland Arts Council, Rotary, Lions, and many others, give overtime of themselves and are a terrific asset to our community, and should be supported in any way we can. Thank you to everyone I’ve known, or come to know, over this first year on council. Your support and good wishes go a long way, and I look forward to the coming year and all it will bring. Best wishes for a happy and prosperous new year!  Cindy Fortin, councillor


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SD23: The year in review Baxter elected board chairperson at annual meeting

Moyra Baxter As we come to the end of 2012, the current Board of Education trustees begin the second year of their three-year term. As we look back, we can celebrate the successes of the past year, identify the challenges, and focus on those areas where we can improve or innovate. Some recent good news was the continuing increase in our graduation rates, to 86.5 per cent. Although this rate is well above the provincial average, we still need to focus on those who are not graduating on time. Our Aboriginal grad rates have also increased and at 68.9 per cent are above average but obviously not acceptable. There should be no difference between these two numbers, and we are committed to continue improving the graduation rates of all our students.

One of our focuses has been in the area of training in the trades and we continue to look for partnerships with post-secondary institutions such as BCIT and Okanagan College so that students can earn both a school graduation certificate and credit toward a postsecondary certificate in a broad range of trades, technology and other areas. For many students, these programs are an incentive to stay in school, and we know how important trained trades-people are to our communities and our economy. At public board meetings, trustees recognized many students, both individuals and teams, for their accomplishments, and for awards they had received. These included music, art, academics, technology, community service, applied skills and entrepreneurships. These students are a credit to their families and to the staff at their schools. The board consults with our communities on a regular basis, and meets with local mayors and councillors, and with our MLAs. Representatives from our partner groups sit on all board standing committees and serve on other district commit-

tees. This collaboration is important as we strive to meet the needs of our students. Recently, I had the good fortune to participate in the Mayor’s Youth Forum in West Kelowna. Peachland’s mayor and council members were also at Mt. Boucherie Secondary School to hear the students tell us how we could make our communities friendlier, safer, and more fun for young people. We owe it to them to, wherever possible, follow through on their suggestions. At last week’s annual meeting of the board, my fellow trustees elected me as the board chairperson for 2013. Having held this position in the past, I know it can be challenging, but I look forward to the year ahead. As we enter the holiday season, I cannot ignore the terrible tragedy that has taken place in Connecticut. It is unimaginable what the families and the community are going through and I know all our thoughts are with them. As we celebrate Christmas, or Hanukkah, or enjoy this time of year with our own family traditions, may we find time to hold close those we love and reach out to our neighbours, and to those we do not know.

Christmas Holiday Schedule Garbage and Recycling Collection

Waste collection for the weeks of Dec 25 - 28 and Jan. 1 - 4 will move one day later - i.e. Tuesday’s collection will move to Wed., Wed. collection will move to Thurs. etc. Friday’s collection will be Saturday.

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Glenmore Landfill & Recycling Depot, 2105 Glenmore Rd (7:30 am - 4:45 pm, closed Dec. 25, 26, Jan.1) Westside Residential Waste Disposal & Recycling Centre, Asquith Rd. Days of operation: Fri. Sat. Sun, Mon. (7:30 am - 3:50 pm, closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1). Recycling Depot is open seven days a week except for Christmas and New Years. Kirschner Road Recycling Depot, 1988 Kirschner Rd. (8 am - 6 pm. Closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1)

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MUNICIPAL OFFICE CLOSURE Please note that the District of Peachland Municipal Office and Fire Department Office, 5806 Beach Avenue, and the Recreation Department Office, 4450 – 6th Street, will be closed for the holidays from Tuesday, December 25, 2012 to Monday January 1, 2013. Offices will re-open at 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 2, 2013. Tax and utility bill payments received through the mail drop slot at the Municipal Office by 8:00 a.m. on January 2, 2013, will be credited as December 31, 2012 for the purpose of calculating interest or penalties.

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DECEMBER 21, 2012

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





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

Yoga, 1:30pm, 50+ Activity Centre

Central Okanagan Friendship Tuesday, Model Railway blood pressure readings Company Group, 7pm, and massage 1pm, movie Peachland Museum 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 funding available). Bridge, 6:30pm, 50+ Activity Centre

Storytime, 11:30am, Peachland Library Iron and Silk Exercise, 11am, 50+ Activity Centre


SATURDAYS Carpet Bowling, 10am, 50+ Activity Centre

Beginner Acrylic Workshop, 1 - 4 pm. Class size limited, call Sharon 250-767-6556

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

Yoga, 10:30am, 50+ Activity Centre Friday Art Club, 1pm, 50+ Activity Centre

Peachland Rotary Club Meeting, 12pm, Gasthaus Pub

Ladies Snooker, 5pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69

AA, 12pm, 50+ Activity Centre

Potluck, Meeting, or Entertainment, 6pm, 50+ Activity Centre (4th week of the month only)

Meat Draw, 4pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69 BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS, middle teen hangout 5:30-7pm, community centre. Free.

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OUTING, meet at community centre; Call to register.

Bingo, 6:45pm, 50+ Activity Centre

Youth Boxing Club, 6-8 pm, 4th Street Place Wood Carvers, 7pm, 50+ Activity Centre

UPCOMING EVENTS The End of the World? December 21. That’s great; it starts with an earthquake, birds and snakes and an aeroplane. Also, bring your lead umbrella in case of meteors. An Old Fashioned Legion New Year’s Bash: Drift in the New Year with the K-Town Drifters, December 31 starting 8:30 pm, Peachland Legion Branch 69.

Tickets $15 – includes, appies, party favours, champagne at midnight. Come out and support your local legion with all your friends and bring in the New Year. New Year’s Day Polar Bear Run & Walk, January 1. Check in 9:30-10 am, run/walk starts at 10:15 am. New Year’s Day Polar Bear Swim, Jan 1. Check in at 12:30 pm at community

centre; swim 1pm at Swim Bay. Free! Swimmers must sign waiver. 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. Happy Heart Valentines Day Walk, February 14, 16 years and over. Meet at the community centre for the Valentines Day “Move for a Happy Heart” walk. Enjoy the energy of February fresh air as you 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. Peachland Volunteer Breakfast, March 1, Mayor and Council will be donning aprons and hats to serve up breakfast to the valuable volunteers of Peachland. Organizations are encouraged to book a table and individuals are asked to RSVP by Feb 25.

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Easter Egg Hunt, March 29, 2-12 years, Enjoy bouncy fun, making bunny baskets, face painting, and of course the Easter Bunny will be on hand for the 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 25th.

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DECEMBER 21, 2012



Giving the gift of food donations this holiday season Contributed Valley First Peachland branch’s Kimberly Dommett (left) and Valley First member Martha Jenkins check out the latest donations under the Feed the Valley Christmas tree. This holiday season, the Valley First team is pioneering a unique Feed the Valley tree to help generate food donations for the local food bank. The tree is

decorated with tags bearing the names of food items required by local food bank. Employees and members are taking the decorations from the tree, buying the identified food item and then writing their name of the decoration before re-hanging it on the tree. The Feed the Valley Christmas Tree is the brainchild of the Valley First Peachland branch and will help support those less fortunate during the holiday season.

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Recreation report Explore creative ways to stay active throughout the holidays CheryL WieBe

There are so many things you can do to move a little and make sure to schedule time in! The Peachland Community Centre The holiday season is often a time of will be closed December 25 - January excess – too many treats, too many gath- 1 inclusive but we will be here to host erings, too much stress and too much our annual New Year’s Day events. Be holiday cheer. With your precious time sure to start your New Year’s right the New Year’s Day Fun Run & already stretched to the limit, Walk. Check in will take exercise and physical acFive place at 10 a.m. at the tivity are usually the community centre. first things to drop “Get active Race day registraoff the table. But tion is $20 and why is that when holiday season” includes refreshthe benefits of ments, an event continuing a ideas: souvenir and physical acparticipant tivity plan 1. Go for a family walk (the Beach Avenue recognition. over the holiwalkway is especially beautiful in the dark) Or perhaps days make it 2. Play Wii Sport or Xbox Kinect worthwhile to you would 3. Go tobogganing schedule it in? rather take a 4. Make snow angels We know that refreshing dip 5. Go skating (the fire brigade is physical activity in Swim Bay at the annual New improves health ready for Turner Park – we just Year’s Day Polar and relaxation, need some cold weather!) helps with weight Bear Swim? Check control, makes you feel in will take place at more energetic, and reduc12:30 p.m. at the community centre. es stress so why is it so hard to commit to physical activity over the holBoth events are geared for families idays? Tradition often dictates how we and individuals alike to kick start the spend our time and much like planning new year in a get active way! our New Year’s resolutions, we need to For program information or regishave a plan for staying physically active tration call 250-767-2133 or visit us through the holiday season. online at Special to the Peachland View

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JuDy BeDfORD of the Peachland Food Bank accepts two donations presented by TNI president

Steve Allison. TNI matched a $1,500 donation from the TNI employee giving fund for a total donation of $3,000.

lisA spAlleck of the Peachland Wellness Centre accepts two donations presented by TNI president Steve Allison. TNI matched a $500 donation from the TNI employee giving fund for a total donation of $1,000.


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December 23 December 24 December 30 Fourth Sunday in Christmas Eve First Sunday of Advent- 10 am Service- 7 pm Christmas Everyone is welcome to all services For information, contact Lyn Stewart, 250-767-6211 or John Miller, 250-767-9270 St. Margaret’s Anglican Church, 4464 4th St. Peachland, 250-767-3131 Church Office open Mon. to Fri. 9:30 to 11:30 am




Accepting new patients. Call for an introductory appointment. Walk-Ins Family Practice Same Day Appointments

Dr. John Brinkerhoff

March 25, 2011

The strength of the economy is Tourists Welcome evident everywhere Please call:


It’s back! The signs are all there. It hit high that is held up by resilient, shock home for me this past week while I was absorbing laminated beams and girders. The doing an announcement at one of Western demand for the people and the product is Dr. Praven Chetty Canada’s largest technical institutes. This strong. And we have what it takes right here Beach Avenue Medical Clinic is located in post secondary training college graduates to supply that demand. aboutPeachland, 25 per cent B.C., of all 5848 of theBeach completed Avenue Another a blocksign of our growing economy was apprentices going into a wide range of evident at the annual Hong Kong business down from the Gasthaus. professions and occupations right across the dinner in Vancouver this week. As minister country. for the Asia Pacific it was an What they were telling honour to bring remarks to the � WEEKLY COMMENTARY Hours me was good news, but not sold-out event. The mood in the - Fri: 9 am - 5 pm STOCKWELL DAY, MP room was clearly optimistic. without its challenges. The Mon. Sat: 10am - 2pm administration and faculty And it was optimism based on reps said it was starting to look like dÊjà -vu hard facts, not simply hope. all over again. The demand for Closed all types of & Holidays Agriculture and energy producers were Sundays trades is unmistakeably surging upwards there, talking about what appears to be longAlanna numbers. Leverrier After again. They said it reminded them of the term growth andDr. demand pressure they felt at the time of major all, as the middle class continues to grow at employee shortages a few years ago. an amazing rate and people move annually

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Boxing Day Shopp Meet our $500 winner!

Carol Kellen was extremely surprised when we called her to tell her that she’d won our $500 draw.“I had no idea why the would be calling me!”she said when she came by Formal Event! newspaper our office to claim her prize. Carol says that she plans to spend some of her winnings at IGA, and then visit several of our sponsoring Peachland B.C. advertisers on Beach Ave. (We’re not kidding--that’s


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Pick up tickets at the Peachland Legion

Schnitzel Night 1990


Just $15.00 a ticket Peachland

Mon - Sat: 9am - 5:30pm Sun: Noon - 5pm

Red Lumberjack Jackets SALE......................$49.99

Pan-fried schnitzel, German potato salad, Bavarian cabbage salad, marinated beet salad, roasted potatoes, spaetzle, red cabbage and apple fritters for dessert

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Bowflex Treadclimbers are here! See instore for details

Men’s and ladies beaded moccasin leather slippers SALE....................$39.99

King Canada Power Tools SALE.................. 25% OFF

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DECEMBER 21, 2012

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ping Spree Contest what she said!) She didn’t specify whether the shopping would be for the folks on her Christmas list or not, so if you know Carol, maybe drop a subtle hint that you saw her in The View! everyone for their amazing interest in our Boxing Day contest, and of course big thanks to all of our supporting advertisers who made the contest possible!

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Gift Certificates for the Gluten-Free Cafe and the Fitness Club Open 7 days/week for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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DECEMBER 21, 2012


A Christmas story from the Wellness Centre bereavement support group Lauren Airth

Special to the Peachland View In early September my nursing student group from UBCO was assigned to work with the Peachland bereavement support group through the Peachland Wellness Centre (PWC). We were unsure of what to expect. Our assignment was only to work with the community

groups we were paired with, however that may look. We brainstormed with a community event in mind, and headed to our first support group meeting to get to know the people we were doing this for. As we got to know the members, we were struck by their openness, connection, and genuine desire to support each other through life after loss. Be-

ing there as part of our class requirements, we entered the group wanting to confirm our agenda and ensure we had a project for the semester. Instead, we left overwhelmed by how warmly we had been welcomed, the group’s willingness to share their stories, and the desire to do something greater for them. Over the semester we developed an awareness

Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Remember your family and friends by driving carefully and getting home safely for the holidays.

Dan Albas, MP

Okanagan-Coquihalla 1-800-665-8711

There has been a lot of excitement at Peachland Dental Centre. In the new year, we are opening an additional clinic, True Dental. Even though it will be a new and exciting office, all of our staff and their excellent care will remain the same. As we begin this new chapter, we would also like to introduce Dr. Jeff Krawchuk as the newest partner to our clinic. Together with Dr. Peter Cormillot, Dr Jeff Krawchuk, our entire staff and myself, we wish you a happy holiday and a wonderful New Year!

campaign for the group, through posters and pamphlets in the community. Although I hope our project has made the community aware of this fervent group, I don’t know that it will do justice to how much I learned from that one meeting we participated in. During the discussion that day, there was a lot of emphasis put on the involvement of children in their lives. There was a genuine sense of caring for these family members trying to work their way through their grief. I was moved by this paradigm I had never considered before. Being a young adult, my mind is very much on university classes, work, and making rent. The emotion of the group moved me so deeply, it opened the pathway for conversation with my parents about their lives and what would be important in the coming years. My mom and I discussed the possibility of a different housing arrangement, the importance of keeping family nearby, and what it means to care for each oth-

er as a family should. At the same time, my grandma had just returned to her hometown after a visit with us in September. It came to our attention that she was not being cared for as she deserved to be in her situation. Before I knew it, my parents were having the same conversation with my grandma that I had just had with my mom! Within a couple weeks, my grandma was moved in to my parents’ house, and they made a commitment to assist her best friend, and former housemate, with living arrangements and health care as well. Bringing my grandma to the Okanagan has provided her with a new lease on life. She’s long been a widow, and suffered through grief in different ways, but since her move both friends and family have commented on the visible, positive change in her. My brothers and I have seen the difference it makes when everybody makes the effort to come together, and put each other’s needs as equal. Just

because somebody gets older, or has been toughened by loss doesn’t mean they should lose the right to their own preferences or dignity. You don’t have a choice about the family you’re given, and giving these people the lives they deserve should not be a choice either. Working together is necessary to see the lives we desire fulfilled. I believe change begins with oneself, in the smallest circles and in the smallest ways. When we can show selfless love and caring for those around us, we will see the change in larger ways – in the communities we live in and the lives they reflect. I have deep gratitude for the Peachland bereavement support group and what they’ve shown me through their stories. I hope their lives can touch many more that stand on the same battleground of grief. To contact the PWC, phone 250-767-0141, email wellnesscentre@, visit us on Facebook or check us out at




Dr. Don MacRae



Thank you Peachland for your business in 2012! Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and all the best in 2013 from all of us at Golden Chopsticks! Open 7 days a week, 11:30am #103 - 2459 Main Street, Westbank


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DECEMBER 21, 2012



Snooker league implements organizational improvements Barrie Hewer

Special to the Peachland View Yes, it’s here at last. The fog has lifted a little, just enough to make out a few Peachland Little Snooker League (PLSL) players in the distance. Their games over the past few weeks have left little to be desired; the Lord of the Baize is pleased. A while back some predicted that this year would not be anything but a failure. Well, they are wrong, dead wrong. The enthusiasm and quality of play is excellent and the number of spectators grows with each passing week. The PLSL has had a shady past

with games reporting injuries (‘baize burn’ and cue slivers) that went untreated. The improved league now has a health and safety officer that can treat these and other snooker sport injuries as they occur. Those that lose their games can now receive a critical incident debriefing on the spot with timely and effective follow-up. I am sure you can realize the benefits this offers to spouses, pets and others involved in the lives of those who lose their weekly game. Overall these improvements to the league will make an enormous contribution to the physical and mental health of Peachland. Perhaps the fog will lift enough to make it possible to report on PLSL standings next week. (left) Stan and shirley

fedyk of the Peachland Lions Club present Judy Bedford (centre) of the Peachland Food Bank with a cheque donation of $3,600.


Peachland Lions Club members made donations to the Peachland Food Bank instead of doing a gift exchange.

Best Wishes this

Holiday Season

From our family to Yours.

Sandra and Oliver would like to wish all our past and present customers a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year. Thank you for your support in 2012 and we look forward to serving you in 2013!


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Merry Christmas


Rocky J’s Beach Hut Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! Have a safe and happy holiday season Closed Dec. 22 to Dec. 26 and Jan 1 5866 Beach Avenue, Peachland, BC 250-767-2454

The Peachland Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Information Centre would like to wish all its members and the community a warm and delightful holiday season and a wonderful New Year! We would also like to thank all those individuals and businesses who have supported us throughout 2012 and helped make each of our events a success.

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DECEMBER 21, 2012


Food for the Soul: Born in a stable and borne for us today Robin Graves

and father ventured this birth of new life alone with no family present, no medical team, no midwives, coaches or friends. The only witnesses were the stable animals who shared their sanctuary and home. Granted, there were those who came later - shepherds and magi, drawn by choirs of angels and the arc of a heavenly star, their testimonies destined for story and legend, truths beyond the grasp of history. Yet who would have thought that in such a moment history would turn? Who would have recognized that in such circumstances God’s love for humanity and the whole of creation would become incarnate and dwell among us? In so many ways it seemed an event of little consequence. And yet, it is precisely

St. Margaret’s Anglican Church Special to the Peachland View In so many ways it seemed an event of little consequence - the birth of a child in a far-flung, near forgotten territory of a bustling and mighty empire. Yes, the circumstances were somewhat distinctive - wait times at the local inn prohibitively long, and so refuge was sought in a nearby stable; the birthing suite a manger shared with others of God’s creation, both the curious and the accommodating. Yet otherwise the event itself unremarkable - not mentioned in the local papers’ birth announcements, not listed in the local baby boutique’s gift registry. By all accounts the mother

in such events of little consequence, gestures unheralded or unremarked, that God’s love continues to be born today. The greeting of a housekeeper in a hospital hallway. The best wishes offered by a departing roommate. Soup left at a back door entrance. D i n n e r dropped off, a meal complete. Friends gathered at graveside on a wet, grey afternoon, offering warm comfort as many circled to remember and to witness. Balloons, muffins, cards, phone calls, and emails - all these and more, simple expressions of care. No one sufficient alone perhaps to change

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Dr. Don MacRae Dr. Phil Kachanoski Dr. Karl Oppenheim Dr. Peter Cormillot Dr. Jeff Krawchuk

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

Peachland Dental Centre

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history, but all rooted in a caring that ultimately transforms. No one independent of the care of others, but taken together a faithful way of bringing the fullness of God’s love into the world. L i k e yours, I expect, our mailbox is jammed these days, the many cards and best wishes we have received struggling to find high ground in the rushing torrent of flyers, brochures and advertising supplements that accompany the holiday season. We are inundated with so many invitations, so many promises, so much that clamours for our attention. In the midst of

such bedlam it is so easy to be seduced, to lose ourselves, to become lost to others. The siren call of advertising hype lures and beckons - once captive, it is so easy for us to lose the truth of the Christmas story, to become lost to our God. The truth of this story, however, cannot be lost. It is ageless and without boundary, delivered in a seemingly inconsequential birth some 2,000 years ago, living today in countless moments and gestures unheralded and unremarked. This is what lies at the heart of the Christ event - God’s love incarnate, found now in our midst, offered from one to another. Here is the overlooked that transforms, the seemingly undistinguished that has the power to change everything. It is a story that


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echoes through the ages, a story that in the moments and gestures of our lives we continue to author today. It bears an enduring truth that offers both hope and promise - that in our care God’s love is made manifest and the full realization of God’s commonwealth and reign is that much closer at hand. My hope then is simple: that in the coming Christmas season may we not lose sight of the truth of the story that is ours. And my wish as simple too: that in the moments and gestures of our care for one another the hiddenness of God’s love shall be revealed and we shall know ourselves again and forever as blessed and blessing for others. I wish a joyous Christmas to you and to those you hold in your heart.

Health Professionals

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Dr. John Brinkerhoff Dr. Praven Chetty Dr. Alanna Leverrier

250-767-3432 OPEN Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm Sat 10am to 2pm Closed Sundays

Chiropractor Peachland Chiropractic Dr. Spencer Devenney

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


Places of Faith St. Margaret’s Anglican Church

The Bahá’í Faith In Peachland

“Unity in diversity”

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

Local Contact:

250-767-0129 National Website: P.O. Box 1065 Peachland, BC V0H 1X0

Christmas Services Christmas Eve

5:00 Contemporary Service 7:00 Traditional Service

Christmas Day Service 10:30 a.m.

Celebrating Christmas

Dec. 23: Fourth Sunday in Advent- 10 am Dec. 24: Christmas Eve Service7 pm Dec. 30: First Sunday of Christmas

Peachland United Church 4421 4th Street

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012 4th Sunday of Advent

“Names of Hope ~ Emmanuel” Derek Koch Peachland Campus Pastor

Morning Prayer Tuesdays 9:30 a.m.

Office Hours 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Monday to Friday


4th Street & Brandon Ave

“Let Us Worship Together”

Two Special One Hour Services 5pm & 6:30pm Emmanuel Church West Kelowna

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

2600 Hebert Road, West Kelowna 250.768.7638

Peachland Baptist Church Christmas Eve Candlelight Service 6-7 pm Sunday school for all ages at 9:30 am Church service at 10:30 am (Children’s church during service)

CHRISTMAS EVE December 24th, 2012

Sunday Worship 10 a.m.


A Friendly Welcome Awaits You At...

Christmas Eve Service December 24th, 8 pm 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

Fellowship time with coffee and cookies at 11:30 a.m. Pastor John Rankin Join us for: Good Music Bible Messages - Great Fellowship 4204 Lake Avenue


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Aries, you may need to take a leap of faith when someone close to you asks for your assistance. Act first and ask questions later. It will be worth it.



Taurus, there is bound to be a learning curve when you begin a new job or a new task. Do not be hard on yourself if it takes you a little longer.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21

Gemini, thoughtful reflection certainly may provide some of the answers you seek. But another way is to simply get out there and ask other people what they think.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22

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TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21

50. Atomic mass unit 51. Var. of emir 52. Supplemented with difficulty 53. Manuscripts (abbr.) 54. Frambesia 55. Auld lang __, good old days CLUES DOWN 1. A young cow 2. Collection of miscellaneous pieces

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3. Mali capital 4. Onion rolls 5. “10” actress Bo 6. Performs in a play 7. Iguana genus 8. Fox’s Factor host 9. French hat 10. One who rescues 11. Female students 13. Rolls-__, luxury car 16. Slow tempos 21. Relating to the ileum 23. Irish flautist 28. Sleeping place 29. Indicates position 30. Prepared for competition

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Cancer, sad situations may come up, but you have a way of deflecting the situation and showcasing the bright side of things. You may find you are a person providing support this week.

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23

Leo, many opportunities to entertain family and friends are on the horizon. Honor all of your commitments and enjoy all of the festivities.

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22

Virgo, while you aspire to have many friends, you just may find that there are only a few special people who hold the strings to your heart. It is okay to keep them close.

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23

Libra, sit down and enjoy some peace and quiet. You may enjoy the break from the frenetic pace you have been keeping the last few months.

SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22

Ever an ideas person, Scorpio, now you have to put some followthrough into those plans. You can likely find a few friends to join you on your next adventure.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21

Sagittarius, things certainly go on when you’re not around, but others may notice they just may not be as fun. You often lend joviality to anything you attend so spread your cheer.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20

Capricorn, bide your time and you just may end the year on a bang. Don’t be afraid to add other things to your last-minute wish list because your goals just may be met.

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18

Aquarius, you enjoy social situations but that doesn’t mean you have to be the life of the party. Keep this in mind as you attend holiday gatherings.

PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20

Pisces, while others are thinking about what presents they want under the tree, you may be thinking of how to give back to others.

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For Rent Peachland duplex, recently renovated, 3 BR, 1 1/2 bath, 1340 sq ft, fenced yard on creek. Steps to beach, shopping and school. Available December 1, $1000/month. Small pet on approval. Call Kathy 250-869-9867. FR-4

notices Peachland United Church

Christmas Eve Service December 24th, 8 pm

BARGAIN BIN • Good clean clothing • Household items We accept donations on days that we are open. OPEN THURS. - SAT. 9:30 - 3 PM

services European Housekeeper/ Caregiver Experienced, responsible, reliable European housekeeper/caregiver with excellent rates & ref. Please call Flecia 778-214-4769 S-10

Painting Services Residential or commercial, New construction or repaint. Interior or exterior. Call G. C. Contracting for a free estimate. 250-767-2701 S-3 J&M Cleaning • Commercial • Residential • Move-Outs • Locally owned & operated • References available 250-878-9729 S-1 Renosense Home Repair Ltd. Renovations including dry walling, textured ceilings, etc., decks, tiling, etc. No job too small. Call Eric at 250-317-6570 S-2

RP Automotive Proudly serving Peachland! Mobile automotive services, great rates, reliable service. 250-575-5554.


WANTED Wanted to Rent Long term rental required for Jan. 2013. Sr. prof. couple, NP, NS, 3 bed, AC, garage, central heating. $1200/mth - neg. Kelowna to Summerland. maartenbonten@ W-1

Notices Bottle Drive On January 5 the Peachland Ambassadors will collect your bottles! Please save your bottles. N-7

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Lost Bracelet Diamond and gold tennis bracelet, lost in Peachland or Kelowna. Sentimental value. Reward. Call 250-767-2423. L-1

Help Wanted Vineyard and orchard workers needed for BK Orchards Ltd. in Peachland area. Full-time seasonal workers from March to November 2013, must be available weekends, evenings and weekdays, caring for vines and trees, harvesting and packing fruit for $10.25/hour plus vacation pay. Please mail resume to Box 1133, Peachland, BC V0H 1X0 or fax 250-767-3129. E-4

PERSONAL Alcoholics Anonymous Peachland Fellowship

Meets Monday at 7 p.m. (closed meeting) and Friday at 8 p.m. (open meeting). Call 250-763-5555 for more info.


Publisher Aberdeen Publishing has an opening for the position as Publisher of the Jasper Fitzhugh. We are seeking a proven leader with the entrepreneurial skills to continue and further enhance the strong growth this paper has experienced over the past six years. Ideally, you should have a good understanding of all facets of newspaper operations with emphasis on sales, marketing and financial management. In addition, our new publisher should be well suited to working with community groups and clients as well as developing sponsorship opportunities for the newspaper, As publisher of the Fitzhugh, you will help develop strategy for the newspaper as it continues to serve this diverse marketplace. Aberdeen Publishing is one of Western Canada’s largest independent newspaper companies with properties in British Columbia and Alberta. If you have the ability to innovate, are customer driven, success oriented, and want to live in one of the most beautiful places in Alberta, then we want to hear from you. We offer a generous compensation and benefits package as well as the opportunity for career advancement. Please submit your resume by December 31, 2012, to the attention of: Ron Lovestone, Regional Manager Prince George Free Press 1773 South Lyon Street Prince George, BC V2N 1T3 Telephone 778.349.6327 or email



DECEMBER 21, 2012



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DECEMBER 21, 2012


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A visit to big sky country – Montana A group of British tourists explore the wonders of America Eric Hall Special to the Peachland View I look after tour groups from Britain visiting Canada; but some of the tours cross into the United States. In 2011, I spent nearly three hours wait-

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ing with a bus tour, at the Pacific I5 crossing south of Vancouver. So when I was asked to take a tour from Alberta into Montana, I was somewhat cautious. But our border crossing into the USA at Sweetgrass worked very well.

The tour started in Calgary at the Bow Valley Hotel. You get a good view from there of Encana’s new head office, The Bow. This 59-storey building was recently completed and is the tallest building in Western Canada. Encana, a ma-

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jor natural gas producer, is moving over 2,000 of its employees into The Bow. The crescent-shaped blue glass tower is a real beauty. We headed south from Calgary to visit the HeadSmashed-In Buffalo Jump interpretive centre on a Blackfoot native reserve, near Fort Macleod. For 6,000 years, the Blackfoot tribe stampeded buffalo over a cliff near the Porcupine Hills. Before horses were available, this was a great way to kill the buffalo and all parts of the animal were used. We continued from there to Lethbridge and a view of the High Level Bridge. This massive steel trestle over the Oldman River was built by the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1909. The bridge is the largest railway structure in Canada; it’s very impressive. We took some photographs and then headed to the Coast Hotel. On day three, we needed our passports as we

are going to cross into Montana at Sweetgrass. I was glad that we could send a fax with a list of the people and passport information ahead of time. It worked out very well, as we are able to continue after only 20 minutes.

“Old Faithful can be viewed on the internet, so I look around for the webcam. When I find it (it’s attached to a tree), I give my wife a call. A few minutes later, I give her a wave via the webcam; isn’t technology great? This may seem a long time for Canadians, but British visitors entering the USA by road must complete an I94W visa waiver and pay $6. They also have a finger-print check and a retina scan and all that takes time. We stopped for lunch at the Pizza Hut in Shelby. Shelby is no English village and was a cul-

ture shock for my British group. But we get a good value lunch and a real American welcome from the staff. The restaurant manager, Kim, tells me that when I phoned to book the lunch stop and spoke to the assistant manager, she couldn’t take the order as I was speaking in a foreign language (English?). Y’all surprised me with that one. Our next stop was at the Lewis and Clark Centre in Great Falls. The Lewis and Clark expedition (1804 - 1806) was the first transcontinental expedition to the Pacific Coast from the United States. Organized by President Thomas Jefferson, the “corps of discovery” started from St. Louis following the Missouri River. Native people had told Lewis and Clark about a waterfall on the Missouri River and they assumed it would take a day to portage around it. They found five separate waterfalls here and it took them 11 days to

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make the 18-mile portage around them. A hundred years later, these waterfalls would be turned into hydro dams and helped to make Great Falls, Montana, a major industrial centre. We stopped at the Holiday Inn for one night and prepared for another day on the road. The next day we stopped for lunch in Helena, the state capital, but first we enjoyed a “train ride� around the city. The Last Chance tour train is actually a truck pulling carriages, but it looks like a train and it’s a lot of fun. The tour starts next to the state legislature, a very impressive sandstone and granite building. After lunch we continued south, stopping for coffee in Three Forks. This place (named by Lewis and Clark) is where the Missouri River divides into three branches. We continued south to the Best Western in Gardiner, just north of Yellowstone National Park, the geothermal capital of the world. Our journey so far has been in the state of Montana, but most of Yellowstone Park is in the state of Wyoming. Yellowstone is the world’s oldest national park, established in 1872. For the first 20 years, few tourists had the time or means to travel to this remote park. But by 1903,

many were making the journey and a large arch was built near the north entrance, subsequently dedicated by President Theodore Roosevelt. The Roosevelt arch remains today, over 100 years old, as a symbol of a great idea - to protect places of outstanding natural beauty. My group was glad to be spending two nights in Gardiner, giving us chance to explore the park. Half of the world’s geothermal features are found in Yellowstone. Although the mountains are beautiful and Yellowstone Canyon is spectacular, it is the incredible geothermal activity that makes the park unique. You drive along the road surrounded by forest, then you see a bubbling mud pot and then a column of steam coming out of the ground; it is truly an amazing place. Yellowstone Lake is one of the largest high-altitude lakes in North America and is centered over the Yellowstone Caldera, a huge supervolcano; it is considered to be active. An eruption here has the potential to significantly affect life in North America and perhaps beyond. It erupted 1.2 million years ago and 600,000 years ago; I don’t ask my group to do any calculated projections with those

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