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April 23, 2010 Peachland, BC

Volume 06 | Number 16

Eldon and Donna Kerbes (centre) were honoured as Citizens of the Year Friday at the Spirit of Peachland Civic Awards ceremony. The Kerbes are shown with (left to right) Mayor Fielding and Councillors Moberg, Photo Joanne Layh Condon, Fraser and Schierbeck.

Citizens of the year: Eldon and Donna Kerbes By Joanne Layh

The top prize at the Spirit of Peachland Civic Awards ceremony was this year awarded to not one, but two individuals. At the awards ceremony on Friday, Donna and Eldon Kerbes were given the honour of being pronounced Peachland’s Citizens of the Year. We were quite surprised that we were even nominated, let alone in that particular category,” Eldon Kerbes told the View. “It was quite a shock to be nominated for that.” The Kerbes’ generously volunteer their time to a number of community groups. Eldon is well known for his extensive

involvement with the Peachland Lions Club. His wife Donna volunteers regularly with the Peachland Hospital Auxiliary and is also involved with the Peachland Quilters Guild and Pincushion Quilters Guild. Both Donna and Eldon are active in the Peachland Fall Fair and Peachland Players. Needless to say, the couple are dedicated to offering their time and effort to the community. In fact, the Kerbes’ missed much of the awards ceremony because both were busy volunteering in the kitchen during the event. While the Kerbes’ were busy in the kitchen, the Peachland Variety Singers opened the evening

by leading the audience in singing the national anthem. Throughout the evening, the Danny Sameshima Trio had the pleasure of performing to a full house, as the ceremony was particularly well attended this year. When the awards segment of the evening began, Constable Jeremy Ricker and the Peachland Ambassador candidates were on hand to escort the winners of each category down the red carpet. Helen McLaughlan, Sarah (Sadie) Todd and Stella Vaughan-Birch took home the Freedom of the Municipality award. Darlene Hartford received the Mayor’s Award for her work with

Spirit of BC and the Councillor’s Award went to Chris Byrd. Both the Centennial and Communities in Bloom Committees were presented the Meritorious Service award. Centennial Committee members Chris Scowen, Don Wigfield, Lorraine Bergman, Peter Schierbeck and Barb Dionne were honoured for their hard work in ensuring the centennial year was a success, while Communities in Bloom Committee members Gord Thorne, Doreen Thorne, Wilma McKinnon, Phyllis Papineau, Martha Jenkins, Doug Ross, Mary Trueman, Darlene Hartford, Chris Scowen, Polly Palmer, Doug Allin, Vic

Loney and Linda Nicholas were acknowledged for their contribution in making Peachland a Five Bloom community. Councillor Moberg presented the Community Builders award to Lynne Herrin. The Youth Achievement award went to Portia Conner, one of this year’s Peachland Ambassador candidates. Connor was successful in raising over $9,000 for CIBC Run for the Cure. The Water Conservation Landscaping prize was awarded to Nahid Gordon and Liz and Dale Zimmerman for their use of drought tolerant shrubs and other eco-friendly landscaping elements. The Christmas

Lighting Award went to Deborah and Samuel Derksen. While not everyone left the ceremony with an award, a special segment in the first part of the program allowed for community group recognitions. Among others, Peachland Fire and Rescue Service acknowledged Dory Nash, Peachland’s Firefighter of the Year. The Peachland Lions Club recognized Lynne Herrin as Lion of the Year, Peachland Sportsmen’s association member Martha Jenkins paid tribute to Sportsman of the Year Judy Vernando and Olive Fielding spoke about the contributions of the Wellness Centre.

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New Ponderosa map/score card unveiled By Joanne Layh

With the new Ponderosa Golf Course and clubhouse targeted to open in Summer 2011, work is finally beginning to move forward at the development site. Derek Chichak, president and chief operating officer of Treegroup was in Peachland this week to move the development along. Tendering for construction of the golf course closed on April 15, Chichak told the View. He confirmed that Treegroup is currently reviewing the tenders and expect to announce a decision very soon. Mobilization to start work on the course is targeted to begin May 1. Meanwhile, Teresen Gas has been scheduled to do some identification of depths and location of the line below so it can be


properly surveyed before construction begins. “Things are happening basically starting today or tomorrow and you’re going to see mobilization with some equipment,” he said, “We have an earthworks permit that allows us to work on the existing zoned property.” The score card for the new Greg Norman designed Ponderosa Golf Course was unveiled on April 15. While the first nine holes of the new golf course will be roughly situated in the same area as the old golf course, it will all be new. “It will be totally different. If you overlaid the old course under this, you wouldn’t recognize anything,” Chichak explained. From there, they’ll move into the Crown land once they get the annexation



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The score card for the new Ponderosa Golf Course.

and zoning done, which should take place by June, if all goes well. Chichak says that following that they will be submitting to the district engineering drawings for phase 1 of the infrastructure, which will include the road work, water and sewer. “The hope is that we’ll be able to tender that work for early June and

that would be for commencing the work on that for late June or sooner,” he said, adding, “and again, that all depends on the kind of feedback we get from Urban Systems and the District on the engineering plans.” Access to Highway 97 about halfway between Ponderosa and Princeton has been proposed to Ministry of Transpor-

tation and Infrastructure (MOTI). Treegroup and the district are now awaiting a response. It’s possible that within that response, MOTI may include a recommendation about whether or not lights should be installed at the intersection. Chichak indicated that the start of home construction for the first multi-family residential

units might begin as early as this fall and could be completed by the end of next year. Residential units in the Founder’s Lane area would be likely be the first to go up, followed by units in the Alpine area. Chichak says it depends upon absorption. “We’ll start pre-marketing it and see what kind of interest there is,” he said.

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Facing the future of Highway 97 Brenton Froehlich of the public. Tekano didn’t Peachland Sportsman’s give away what direction Association raised con- the Ministry is leaning tocerns relating to the en- wards, but he did reveal vironment. His presenta- that they would not be retion outlined the need for research involving We think we have a strong hydrology, riparian working relationship with the protection, air quality, Highway 97 Task Force and rock stability, forestry we will continue to foster that issues, flora and fauna, hip positive working relationship wildlife survival and into the future habitat, and biodiversity. MOTI project director At the end of the Grant Lachmuth presentation, MOTI Okanagan Shuswap dis- searching the options for trict manager Murray another five or ten years. Tekano took questions If that is truly the case, from the panel and the then there should be plen-

ty of time for in-depth consultation with the public and the task force. “We think we have a strong working relationship with the Highway 97 Task Force and we will continue to foster that positive working relationship into the future,” MOTI project director Grant Lachmuth told the View in an interview following the presentation. The Task Force boasts a membership of 500, about 10 per cent of the population of Peachland.

Photo Joanne Layh

Murray Tekano, Okanagan Shuswap district manager for MOTI

By Joanne Layh Mayor Fielding, Councillor Condon, West Kelowna Mayor Doug Findlater, Derek Chichak and Norm Porter of Treegroup, and two representatives from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) were just a few of the people in attendance at last Wednesday’s Highway 97 public meeting. Co-sponsored by the District of Peachland, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Highway 97 Task Force, the public meeting was arranged to raise awareness about issues surrounding Highway 97

through Peachland. Essentially there are two options for Highway 97 in Peachland – create a bypass or 4-lane the existing highway. The perceived impacts of each of these options were represented from a variety of angles over the course of the presentation. Michael Stringam, a senior transportation engineer for Urban Systems, was the first to present to the public. With many years of transportation planning experience, Stringam offered a broad overview of the various concerns that are faced when highway planning. He spoke about the ways

in which planners try to balance mobility and access, illustrating creative solutions such as multiuse boulevards. Stringam’s presentation didn’t address where one might find room for a multiuse boulevard through Peachland. Instead, his presentation was geared to conveying that there are a multitude of solutions to be considered. Peachland Chamber of Commerce president Rob Campbell reflected the concerns of the business community and how they might be affected by a bypass - and it’s construction. Later, panel presenter

Water advisory in effect By Joanne Layh

A water advisory now in effect for Peachland means that some may need to drink boiled water or a safe alternative such as bottled water until further notice. Further to that, for certain at-risk populations, health officials are recommending that water intended for

washing fruits or vegetables, making juice or ice, or brushing teeth be boiled for one minute. Those are the recommendations that Interior Health has made for the for the following groups of people: Children; The elderly; People with weakened immune systems; and

Anyone seeking additional protection. Peachland’s water quality is presently listed as fair, but while the associated health risks are minimal, it may be better to be safe than sorry. For more info contact the District of Peachland at 250.767.2647 or 250.767.2108 or visit


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Peachland Views

April 23, 2010

Why is the May 15 referendum vote so important? It’s an issue that has been discussed for many years. But, in the last few months, the proposal to build an extension to the community centre and operate a curling club has become an emotional subject in our town. In the history of any community, there are certain dates that become defining moments. Elections for mayor and council are often such dates. May 15 also qualifies because this vote is not just about a building or about money; it’s about what kind of community we are, and what kind of community we will become. Certainly there are many

enthusiastic curlers who will vote yes. However, there are some people who will vote against spending money, no matter what the proposal is. But the decision on May 15 will not be controlled by either of these groups. Many of the people who vote won’t be curlers and won’t be keen to spend money. The decision will depend on responsible people accepting the vision of a significant community asset and accepting the proposal as good value for money. When the alternate approval process gathered over 500 signatures, some people were upset and

called this group “negative nellies” who were opposed to everything. That is not my opinion. Perhaps there were a few like that, but I have spoken to several people who signed and their question is, “why should I pay money for this?” It’s a legitimate question and one that deserves a good answer. It doesn’t matter if the alternate approval process was the work of a relatively small number. When people exercise their democratic rights, they deserve our respect. Too often, politicians promise to listen and, after the election, ignore public opinion. However, I don’t believe that is

Watch Your Mailbox for the Real Utility Bills This Month For the past year we’ve been sending out mock utility bills to help our water customers understand why we’ve joined other Okanagan communities and switched to water meters. What you need to know: White is the new blue. This month’s real, payable water bills come on white paper, to help distinguish them from last year’s blue-coloured mock bills. All in one. Customers will now see all utilities on one quarterly bill – covering water, sewer and waste collection. You’re in control. The cost of your water depends on how much water you use. The more you conserve, the lower your bill. Press of a button. Sign up for e-billing – the fast, convenient, paperless way to receive your utility bills. Contact us at Learn more. Watch for your copy of the spring edition of our WaterWise newsletter in the View. Gets tips for conserving water and saving money! • 250-767-2647

Eric Hall

MY VIEW the case in our town. I have attended many Peachland council meetings and I am very impressed with the mayor and council that we are fortunate to have. After much analysis and debate, they have already endorsed this proposal. Peachland is a relatively small community but has a history of being lucky about getting grant money from the provincial and federal governments. In reality it hasn’t been about luck but about a lot of hard work behind the scenes. One person involved in this hard work is new to Peachland and that’s our MLA, Bill Barisoff. Due to boundary changes, Barisoff has represented Peachland since the last election. When grant money became available through the Building Canada fund, Barisoff fought hard to get money for Peachland. The result is two very large grants for a community of our size. Peachland council put forward proposals for an enhanced waterfront pathway and for a new building for a curling club. Many other good ideas were either too expensive or ineligible for this grant process. It would be unusual for a commun-

ity to reject such grants. The debate about which projects should be supported is history; the decisions have been made. However the alternate approval process has had a significant impact on the curling club proposal. The new building adjacent to the existing community centre, if it is built, will no longer be controlled by the curling club. The revised proposal now put forward gives total control to Peachland staff. So the description “multi-use facility” is appropriate. If the curling club succeeds, that’s great for the community. If it fails due to lack of support, the new building might become our new larger council chambers. Use of the building in the summer for meetings and receptions was always part of the original proposal anyway. If we reject the chance to get a four million dollar building for a one-third cost, we may have to pay the full amount in a few years. I didn’t support the decision to approve doubling the size of Peachland, but that decision has been made. As our town grows, the need for municipal building space will grow as well. In the summer, this new building will become a key component of providing community services that have nothing to do with curling. When it comes to defining the cost, this has been a problem. The official number is $34 per household per year. But there has been some confusion about the numbers in the past. Why? Because it depends on whether you are an optimist or a pessimist. Until the building is complete, we don’t know how many sponsors will come forward, how many new curlers there will be or how many weddings will be arranged. Sponsorship money will come. For example, it cost the credit union a lot of

money to get their name on Prospera Place in Kelowna. Some people considered building the existing Peachland Community Centre to be a waste of money. Fortunately it was built and it is hard to imagine our town without that facility today. Thank goodness, the mayor and council endorsed those plans. Many people using this facility (whether winter curlers or summer brides) will come from West Kelowna as well as Peachland; this helps the building pay for itself. For those who don’t curl but like to use the pool or ice arena in West Kelowna, voting yes on May 15 will be a wise decision. We don’t (at the moment) pay more than residents of West Kelowna to use their facilities (subsidised by their tax base), but this could change. With a new Westside curling club in Peachland, reciprocal and equal access to facilities makes more sense. Voting yes is accepting the needs of a larger Peachland. It’s about working together with West Kelowna. It’s about getting a building at one-third of the cost. It’s about much more than just curling. I am an advocate of smaller government and lower taxes, but if I had to decide how to spend money, I’d vote for buildings before I would vote for more managers or consultants. Learn to curl or just get out and socialise. This proposal gives you those opportunities. Let’s give the people of Peachland more places to meet and play. Let’s support other people’s dreams because next time they will support ours. That’s the kind of community I want to live in, a community where people care about each other and make responsible plans for the future. In Peachland, the dream is alive; let’s get on board.

The Peachland View welcomes letters expressing your opinion regarding news and events in Peachland. Please keep your letter to less than 350 words. We reserve the right to edit letters for clarity, brevity, or legal purposes. Published letters are the opinion of the writers only and do not reflect the opinions of this newspaper, its publisher or staff. All letters must be signed and include a telephone number for verification. Anonymous letters will not be printed. You can email your letters to: fax them to: 250-767-3337 or mail them to: P.O. Box 1150 Peachland, B.C. V0H 1X0

April 23, 2010

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Signs of spring popping up There are definitely lots of signs popping up. Anyone notice those cute referendum community facility signs? In the sales/marketing world there is a procedure to follow when trying to sell a product, which may be perceived as having flaws or blemishes. It is vitally important to change the point of view on the product. It’s sort of like watching a slight of hand artist. If you are watching the hands, you will never spot the switch. Some say it’s like putting the “em-PHA-sis” on a different “sil-i-bel.” The entire purpose is to sell the sizzle

Jim Gardner

Curling club camouflage


into voting for a facility which will not be truly a multiplex. The facility was designed specifically for curling. A multiplex it cannot be. Do not be fooled. You will be asked, as taxpayers, to vote for considerable funding to build a primarily single-use facility – the curling club. Really, I would appreciate more honesty from the Peachland Curling Club. Greg Nicholls, Peachland

Will the next referendum be on Peachland joining West Kelowna? If the curling rink/community facility referendum fails and the people of Peachland as a group decide that they do not want or can’t afford to support a public facility, we have to decide where to go from there. Does Peachland have the critical mass and the will to remain a standalone community? Most of Peachland shopping takes place in West Kelowna and that will be increasing as the new Superstore opens up. West Kelowna is the home of our Peachland High School with all the accompanying social and extra-curricular activities for the youth. Our local policing is based in West Kelowna and the officers are part of the West Kelowna community. The Peachland Skating and Ice Hockey rink is in West Kelowna, as is the indoor swimming pool. Peachland currently has town staff, council and public employees with the administrative overhead accounting for about 20 per cent of all Peachland District expenditures. This requires a much larger portion of our tax dollars than more populated communities. There can be no doubt that there would be tremendous efficiencies and savings if Peachland formally joins West Kelowna and contribute to the West Kelowna infrastructure and staff in the same way we support the police, the high school and sewer system. Maybe that is the way some people want it and the way it will inevitably play out. The unintended consequence of a vote against the curling rink is a vote against the confidence of Peachland as community with a future. Reverse the trend. Vote yes for the Curling Rink and yes to Peachland.

WORKSAFEBC – WORKERS’ COMPENSATION BOARD OF B.C. HEREBY GIVES NOTICE OF PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY REGULATION (BC Reg. 296/97, as amended) The proposed regulatory amendments pertain to: • Part 1, Definitions – relating to the definition of qualified registered professional; • Part 4, General Conditions – relating to the definition of late night hours; • Part 4, General Conditions (and consequential amendments to Part 26, Forestry Operations and Similar Activities) – relating to avalanches; • Part 4, General Conditions (and consequential amendments to Part 1, Definitions; and Part 20, Construction, Excavation and Demolition) – relating to notification of utilities; • Part 4, General Conditions – relating to wire rope guardrails and prior approval; • Part 8, Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment – relating to leg protection; • Part 8, Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment (and consequential amendments to Part 4, General Conditions; Part 6, Substance Specific Requirements; Part 9, Confined Spaces; Part 12, Tools, Machinery and Equipment; Part 23, Oil and Gas; and Part 31, Firefighting) – relating to respirator protection factors; • Part 9, Confined Spaces – relating to alternate procedures; • Part 12, Tools Machinery and Equipment – relating to swing-arm restraint; • Part 13, Ladders, Scaffolds and Temporary Work Platforms – relating to swing stages and prior permission; • Part 15, Rigging – relating to standards for slings; • Part 16, Mobile Equipment – relating to warning signal device; • Part 19, Electrical Safety – relating to minimum clearance; and • Part 30, Laboratories (and consequential amendments to Part 5, Chemical Agents and Biological Agents; and Part 6, Substance Specific Requirements) – relating to biohazardous agents. PUBLIC HEARINGS You are invited to provide feedback on the proposed regulatory amendments. Your views may be presented orally at the public hearings and/or submitted in writing. Please register if you wish to make an oral presentation at the public hearings by telephoning 604-232-7744 or toll free in BC 1-866-614-7744 prior to the hearing. Information on the proposed amendments and the public hearings, including details of registration/ participation procedures, are on WorkSafeBC’s website at PUBLIC HEARING DETAILS Date May 4, 2010 May 6, 2010 May 11, 2010 May 13, 2010 June 3, 2010 Session Times:


Is a no vote no to Peachland?

and not the steak. In other words sell the perception of what you want, not the actual product. Hence the signs say community facility, with no mention of the words curling rink. Can they sell the single purpose built facility as a more inclusive multiuse facility with the emphasis away from the single use? They are sure as heck going to try. Is it clever? Will it work? Time will tell on May 15th. Remember, keep your eye on the “PEA” not the moves.

Signs are popping up asking us to vote for a multiplex in the upcoming referendum on May 15th. Is the multiplex not the curling club? Why would the Peachland Curling Club omit any references to a curling club on its own signs? Reminds me of the wolf in sheep’s clothing story. Perhaps by excluding the phrase “curling club” from their signs, the Peachland Curling Club thinks the voters might be tricked

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WRITTEN SUBMISSIONS The deadline for receipt of written submissions is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 4, 2010. Written submissions can be made online or via e-mail, fax, mail, or delivered at the public hearings during the session times. Online: via the WorkSafeBC website at E-mail: Fax: 604-279-7599; or toll-free in BC: 1-877-279-7599 Mail: Policy and Research Division WorkSafeBC - Workers’ Compensation Board of B.C. P.O. Box 5350, Station Terminal Vancouver, BC V6B 5L5

Richard Wachal

Removing signs won’t remove support To the Editor: As the owners of the Heritage Plaza building on Beach Avenue, we wish to request that those individuals “against” the proposed Curling Club cease and desist the removal of the signs that have been placed on our property promoting a “yes” vote for the Curling Club referendum. Signs in other areas have also been removed and it is upsetting to us that this kind of tactic is being used. If you are against this proposal, you also have the right to make up your own signs and request placement of them or place them yourself in neutral areas. As long time residents of Peachland, business owners and managers, and both corporate and individual taxpayers, we do support the Peachland Curling Club’s efforts and have no problem saying so, both verbally and in writing. We believe that this proposal is a worthy one, and will be an asset to our ever-growing community. We expect and deserve respect for our opinion, just as we respect your opinion, but we do not expect approved signage to be removed. Sincerely, Lorraine Bergman, Carolyn Cartier and Laura Coris


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Cancer Awareness Month - Donation boxes have been distributed around town at various locations. Door to door fund-raising campaign runs from April 1 - 30. 50+ Activity Centre- Bingo! For the month of April there will be a weekly door prize of $20.

Peachland Players - Laurie Lee’s “Cider with Rosie” Three 8:00 p.m. shows on April 22nd, 23rd, and 24th and two Matinees on April 24th and 25th at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 adults and $5 children under six, available at Washtub in Westbank and Peachland Pharmacy in Peachland. Tickets will be available at door but, seating not guaranteed.

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Peachland 1/2 Walk/Run Marathon - to be held on April 25th. Please pre-reigster. Cost is $65. Call the Recreation Centre for more information at 250.767.2133.

Gym Night at Peachland Community Centre: 7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. every Wednesday until end of June. Children grades 2 to 6 welcome. Fun games, good exercise and treats for each child. Call Pastor John at Peachland Baptist Church, 250.767.9232 for more info.

Peachland Rotary Club - 7th Annual Starlight Fantasy Gala - will be held on Saturday, May 1, 2010. $60 Per person. Dinner, live and silent auctions and dancing. For tickets or more info call 250.767.9270.

Big Slick Poker - Free Texas Hold-em Tournament sponsored by Big Slick Poker is held every Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. at The Peachland Castle. Top 8 people from The Peachland Castle after ten weeks move to the finals. June 1st is the Tournament. New Comers Club - Hike and Picnic to Bear Creek Park on Thursday, May 6 at 10:00 a.m. Call Doris Muhs at 250.767.2391 for more info.

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St. Margaret’s Annual Plant Sale takes place on Saturday, May 1, 2010, at 9:00 a.m., at the end of 4th Street in St. Margaret’s Church grounds. Plants, bake table and yard sale. 50+ Activity Centre - Minter Gardens trip. Day trip to Minter Gardens Saturday, May 15. Price $40 Memb -ers, $50 Non-members - Call now and save your seat. Deadline May 1st. Come and join us in visiting these beautiful gardens. Call 250.767.9133

FRIDAY APRIL 23 Community Volunteer Income Tax Program at Peach land Wellness Centre: 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. For info call 250.767.0141 Tales for Tots at the Peachland Library: 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Children 3 to 5 years. Fridays, Feb 5 - Apr 30. Friday Art Club: 1-4 p.m. acrylic painting with Roberta. PDRS membership required. Call Roberta 767.2054 Meeting and Potluck Supper at 50+ Activity Centre: 6:00 p.m.











Sunday Breakfast Program: 8-11 a.m. at Peachland Wellness Centre. $5 for a full breakfast. Call 250.767.0141

Take Off Pounds Sensibly at 50+ Activity Centre: 9:30 a.m. For information call 1.800.932.8677 or Doreen at 250.767.2132

Computer Literacy at the Wellness Centre 10:00 a.m. For those needing basic computer skills. Call 250.767.0141

Peachland Run/Walk 1/2 Marathon. Pre-register at the Recreation Centre . Cost will be $65. For more information call 250.767.2133.

Peachland Variety Singers: Meet 9:45 a.m. at the Fifty Plus Activity Centre

Carpet Bowling at 50+ Activity Centre: 10:00 a.m.

Senior Coffee Morning at Peachland Wellness Centre: 10 a.m. Call 250.767.0141 Tai Chi at 50+ Activity Centre: 12 noon Peachland Quilters Guild at Fifty Plus:1–4 p.m. Wood Carving at 50+ Activity Centre: 7:00 p.m. Royal Canadian Legion General Meeting: 1930 hrs. Drop in Volley Ball at Recreation Centre: 7:30 p.m.


Painting with Pete at Wellness Centre: 10:00 a.m. Informal class and instruction with local artist. Health in Action last meeting until the Fall: 1:00 p.m. Lunch at the Royal Canadian Legion. Tai Chi for Wellness: 6:00 p.m continuing students meet at United Church Hall Peachland Bridge Club at 50+ Activity Centre: 7 p.m. Call Eva at 250.767.6407 Big Slick Poker night at The Peachland Castle. 7:00 p.m. Call 250.767.6605

Chess at 50+ Activity Centre: 1:00 p.m. Experienced and beginners.

Tai Chi for Wellness: 9:30 a.m. beginning students meet at United Church Hall

Sunshine Singers at Peachland Wellness Centre: 1:30 p.m. Come and sing!

Tai Chi for Wellness: 10:15 a.m. continuing students meet at United Church Hall

Yoga for the young at heart at the 50+ Activity Centre: 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Central Okanagan Model Railway Company: Group meets at 7:00 p.m. at the Peachland Museum. Contact Dave at 250.767.2409 or visit http://www.corc-bc. com Gym Night at Community Centre: 7:00- 8.15 p.m. Children grades 2 - 6. No charge. For more info call Pastor John, Peachland Baptist Church 250.767.9232

Drop in Volley Ball at Recreation Centre: 7:30 p.m.


Bereavement Support Group at the Wellness Centre: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m

Dollhouse Show & Sale at Westbank Community Hall, 2466 Main Street: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Admission $3.00, children under 8 years free. Royal Canadian Legion Brunch: 1300 - 1500 hrs. Price $10. Royal Canadian Legion Meat Draw: 1500 - 1700 hrs.

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Line Dancing at 50+ Centre: 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Carpet Bowling at 50+ Activity Centre: 10:00 a.m.

Royal Canadian Legion Roast Beef Dinner: 1700 1900 hrs. Price $10.


Wellness Circle at Peachland Wellness Centre: 10:00 a.m. Speaker each week.


Tales for Tots at the Peachland Library: 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Children 3 to 5 years. Fridays, Feb 5 - Apr 30. Friday Art Club: 1-4 p.m. acrylic painting with Roberta. PDRS membership required. Call Roberta 767-2054. Royal Canadian Legion Roast Beef Dinner: 1700 1900 hrs. Price $10.

“Iron & Silk” excercise at 50+ Centre: 11:00 a.m. - noon.

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Sunday Breakfast Program: 8-11 a.m. at Peachland Wellness Centre. $5 for a full breakfast. Call 250.767.0141

Take Off Pounds Sensibly at 50+ Activity Centre: 9:30 a.m. Call 1.800.932.8677 or Doreen at 250.767.2132 Peachland Variety Singers at 50+ Activity Centre: Meets 9:45 a.m. Senior Coffee Morning at Peachland Wellness Centre: 10 a.m. Call 250.767.0141 Tai Chi at 50+ Activity Centre: 12 noon Peachland Quilters Guild at 50+: 1–4 p.m. Wood Carving at 50+ Activity Centre: 7:00 p.m.

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TUESDAY MAY 4 Carpet Bowling at 50+ Activity Centre: 10:00 a.m. Computer Literacy at the Wellness Centre 10:00 a.m. For those needing basic computer skills. Call 250.767.0141 Painting with Pete at Wellness Centre: 10:00 a.m. Informal class and instruction with local artist. Tai Chi for Wellness: 6 p.m. continuing students meet at United Church Hall Peachland Bridge Club at 50+ Activity Centre: 7 p.m. Call Eva at 250.767.6407 Big Slick Poker night at The Peachland Castle. 7:00 p.m. Call 250.767.6605

WEDNESDAY MAY 5 Wellness Circle at Peachland Wellness Centre: 10:00 a.m. Speaker each week. Chess at 50+ Activity Centre: 1:00 p.m. Experienced and beginners. Yoga for the young at heart at the 50+ Activity Centre: 1:30 - 2:30p.m. Sunshine Singers at Peachland Wellness Centre: 1:30 p.m. Come and sing! Central Okanagan Model Railway Company: Group meets at 7:00 p.m. at the Peachland Museum. Contact Dave at 250.767.2409 or visit http:// Gym Night at Community Centre: 7:00- 8.15 p.m. Children grades 2 - 6. No charge. For more info call Pastor John, Peachland Baptist Church 250.767.9232

THURSDAY MAY 6 Line Dancing at 50+ Centre: 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Tai Chi for Wellness: 9:30 a.m. beginning students meet at United Church Hall New Comers Club: 10:00 a.m. Hike and Picnic to Bear Creek Park. For more information call Doris at 250.767.2391 Tai Chi for Wellness: 10:15 a.m. continuing students meet at United Church Hall

FRIDAY MAY 7 Friday Art Club: 1-4 p.m. acrylic painting with Roberta. PDRS membership required. Call Roberta 767.2054 Royal Canadian Legion Roast Beef Dinner: 1700 1900 hrs. Price $10.

SATURDAY MAY 8 Summerland Ornamental Gardens Spring Plant Sale today and Sunday, May 9: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. For more info call 250.494.6385. Carpet Bowling at 50+ Activity Centre: 10:00 a.m. Royal Canadian Legion Brunch with Peggy: 1300 hrs. Price $10. Royal Canadian Legion Meat Draw: 1500 - 1700 hrs.

Bereavement Support Group at the Wellness Centre: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. “Iron & Silk” excercise at 50+ Centre: 11:00 a.m. - noon. Bingo at 50+ Centre: 6:45 p.m.

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April 23, 2010

The Peachland View

From the desk of the Mayor Arts & Culture Week  COMMENTARY MAYOR KEITH FIELDING This week (April 18th to April 24th 2010) communities throughout British Columbia are celebrating Arts and Culture. Now in its 11th year, this annual event provides an opportunity for Arts Councils and communities to spotlight the way in which artistic and cultural pursuits reflect and contribute to the richness of community life in British Columbia. On Sunday afternoon, Phyllis Papineau, chair of the Peachland Arts Council, led a ‘Banner Walk’ to profile and celebrate the newly installed banners that now hang proudly from utility poles and street lamps along Beach Avenue. Each of these beautiful banners is the work of a member of ‘Art Group.’ Each banner tells a story to illustrate some facet of life in Peachland or the Okanagan, and many of the artists were on hand to explain the ideas behind their creations. The walk ended at the Little Schoolhouse, where the artwork of local school children, featuring designs using recycled machine parts, was on display. Other events planned to take place during Arts and Culture week include production of the play “Cider with Rosie” being staged by Peachland Players at 4th Street Place from Thursday, April 22nd until Sunday April 25th; an art and musical

production at The Little Schoolhouse on Saturday afternoon, April 24th; and, on April 21st (which was also Earth Day) pupils at the elementary school were to listen to a talk from Ray Van Ingen of Gorman’s Mill regarding the importance of reforestation, prior to then being encouraged to demonstrate their literary or artistic proficiency through a related followup assignment. For whatever reason, the vein of artistic talent is exceptionally rich in Peachland. In the visual arts we have among us many gifted artists who work in water colours, oils, or acrylics, or draw in chalk or charcoal. We also have printmakers, potters, photographers, sculptors, quilt makers, and crafts workers. In the performing arts we have singers, musicians, dancers, actors and theatre performers. The literary arts are also well represented by poets and writers. It is ironic that at a time when arts organizations are experiencing an unprecedented level of funding cuts that there is an increasing awareness of the importance of arts and culture to the economic well being of communities of all sizes.


Indeed, cultural tourism (travel directed toward experiencing the arts, heritage and special character of unique places) has become increasingly important in the tourism industry. This fact has not escaped the attention of our Peachland Economic Development Committee which is in discussion with the Arts Council about the possibility of an annual long weekend event designed to showcase the depth of artistic talent that exists within our community. Whatever the place such an event might hold in the development and marketing of Peachland’s cultural identity, it is clear that much organizational work is involved in its staging. Whether or not this can be ‘pulled off’ remains to be seen. However, on the basis that it can be of benefit to the artists whose work is profiled, important to the enjoyment of visitors, and of value to the business community, Council has lent its support to the idea and to an associated tourism grant application. I am pleased to take this opportunity to thank the arts community for the important contribution it makes to our quality of life in Peachland.



An Evening With Cliff On March 28 Cliff “The Grinder” Thorburn, former World Snooker Champion treated an enthusiastic crowd of 90 spectators to a display of incredible skills that few of us will ever attempt to emulate. The event was held at the Peachland Legion and hosted by the Peachland Little Snooker League. Cliff’s visit was made possible by the generous contributions of individuals and corporate sponsors. The PLSL will be donating proceeds of the event to the Peachland Legion for their continuing community service We all owe a big thank-you to those individuals listed below: John and Marion Van Huystee, Bob Menzies, Debbie Stewart, Scott, Theresa and Holly Wilshaw, Frank and Barb Reindl, Dwayne and Dorothy Smith, Harry Rusch, Roger Moxley, Doug Gardner, Al Cunningham, Mark and Jean Saul, Barrie Hewer and Pam Foxall The Corporate sponsors listed deserve not just your thanks but also your patronage for their contribution to our community: Peachland Legion

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April 23, 2010

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Volunteer tree planters gave Trepanier Creek a sprucing up last weekend.

By Joanne Layh While the much of the Westside was still asleep, volunteers from Westbank Walmart and the Peachland Sportsman’s Association (PSA) were busy planting trees in Trepanier Creek early Saturday morning. Over the course of the morning, volunteers planted nearly 100 mature trees and native bushes along the waterway in Peachland’s Trepanier Creek Linear Park. The planting was part of the Trepanier Creek Riparian Restoration project, which aims to improve the habitat

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for Kokanee salmon and other creatures. The plants along the creek will provide shade for the Kokanee salmon and other species. Without that shade, the waters might be too warm for the salmon to spawn in come autumn. PSA member Martha Jenkins said the tree planting was a great success. “It was excellent,” Jenkins told the View. “We had 10 Peachland Sportsman’s Association members there volunteering. All the rest were from Walmart and there must have been more than 20. Mothers even came with their little

ones.” District council earlier this year voted in favour of partnering with the PSA and Walmart in the project. Contributions from the PSA as well as a $9,100 grant from Walmart’s Evergreen program provided funding for the materials. Transport of the plant materials was donated by Duda Nursery of Okanagan Falls, while Team Construction of Kelowna donated the use of a bobcat and operator to help move the plants into position. The District of Peachland will tend to the plants during their fi rst year.

Art and music showcase to feature Gypsy Butterfly By Joanne Layh As a wrap-up to Arts and Culture Week, Carly Thomas, also known as Gypsy Butterfly, will be performing songs from her latest album in an art and music showcase, which will also feature an art display of works by Alex Thomas, Mary Ann Molcan and Jrie Molcan. Thomas will be promoting her new album,

Whispers of my Heart. The album includes 8 new songs and 3 pop/dance remixes from previous records, which Thomas says gives the album, “a unique sonic and musical twist.” The album was produced by Thomas’ longtime collaborator, Trance Blackman, who also performs on the album.

The showcase will take place on April 25th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Little Schoolhouse. Tasty treats will be provided by Wendy from Peachland Fitness and Health Bar, where you can purchase a copy of Thomas’ CD. The CD is also available on iTunes. For more information, visit www.

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The glue that holds the community together By Bud Day Since this week is being celebrated as National Volunteer Week across Canada, perhaps we should consider the benefits of volunteerism. Sometimes, we take for granted the community where we live. Throughout the ages, people and societies have co-depended on each other for survival. The explosion of multinational corporations with their impact on society to purchase the best appliances and electronics, to buy the best home, to take that all-inclusive cruise or stay at a resort, et al, has catapulted self-gratification to new levels, and concomitantly, has eroded community spirit. However, through volunteering, we can

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their gratifications as a “helper’s high” which referred to “ . . . the rush of endorphins the body releases during and after performing an act of volunteerism. Endorphins are the body’s natural painkillers, and released during acts of great pleasure. Once the endorphins are released, they help the body experience a sustained feeling of calm that can increase overall emotional health.” In 2004, director of the Centre of Aging and Health at John Hopkins, Dr. Linda Fried, MD, conducted a twoyear study of older volunteers between ages 60 and 86. She concluded that, “compared to a control group of older individuals who did not volunteer, those who did volunteer had significantly increased physi-

cal, cognitive and social activity.” She determined that volunteering could actually retard the aging process. When people lose a loved one, they often volunteer as part of the healing process, as they work through their grief. By assisting an organization in some event, it diverts your pain for the moment, and forces you to count your blessings - that you are alive, healthy and in control of your faculties. Volunteering deters depression. Social isolation is a signal of depression, and by volunteering, you maintain regular contact with others. It allows you to develop a solid support system, which enables you to cope when you are confronted with challenging situations.

Volunteering permits you to appreciate that you are needed and that you can make a difference in someone’s life. As people will depend on you, you will gain a sense of purpose. Volunteering also develops self-esteem. As you are assisting the community in general and others, in particular, a sense of accomplishment is the intrinsic reward. You can better identify with the organization that you are helping, and, in time, you will develop an esprit de corps with the other volunteers in that organization. Volunteering develops social skills for those who are shy and have a difficult time meeting new people. Since you are meeting regularly with a group of people with common interests, volunteering offers

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gradually the opportunity to develop and practice social skills. Peachland has many organizations that serve the community such as Lions and Rotary Clubs, Royal Canadian Legion #69, Sportsmen’s Club, Trepanier Lodge, Wellness Centre, and others. In order to achieve their aims and objectives, these non-profit associations need volunteers to fulfi ll them. Because of Peachland’s small population base, often the same people volunteer to assist three or four associations to set up and participate in their events, which can lead to burnout. Speaking for one organization, I have witnessed fi rst hand that the Peachland Wellness Centre (PWC) has been blessed with a corp of volunteers who perform a variety of tasks throughout the year. Without these dedicated volunteers, the PWC could not deliver its programs to deserving residents. Other organizations would echo the same sentiment, for they do value their volunteers. Indeed, volunteers are the glue that holds our community together! To all those volunteers who dedicate their time to an organization in Peachland, thank you! You are very much appreciated.

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