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December 10, 2010 Peachland, BC
Volume 06 | Number 49
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Peachland Lions president Dan Rouleau (left) and member chair Glenn Platts (right) present Judy Bedford with a sizeable cheque for $3,670 for the Peachland food bank. $3,000 of that is their regular annual donation, while the remaining $670 was collected through donations from their hotdog barbecue at this year’s Christmas Light Up. Photo Cindy Fortin
By Cindy Fortin It’s a busy time of year for local food banks, the need has never been greater. The Peachland Food Bank is of no exception. According to Judy Bedford of the Peachland Food Bank, survival in these tough economic times means families who might never have considered themselves in need of a simple meal, are knocking on the food bank door. “A lot more families in the area are coming in to get food. Where they would normally try to make it work, they are at the end of their rope.” She is seeing a greater number of working families with children, as well as those with disabilities, and trades people who can not collect EI. Her recipient list is already at the same number as last year, yet the two busiest weeks still lay ahead. Bedford says it is not uncommon to receive a call these days from first time re-
cipients who are shy and embarrassed to ask for help. But they shouldn’t be, she says. “Everyone has a need, and there is no shame in having a need. We just want to help them over this little hump, because if people get to far down it is hard to get back up. It’s hard to pull up your socks if you don’t have any. This is just a temporary fix until you are able to get new socks.” Fortunately, donations have been forthcoming to the food bank, from local businesses, clubs and organizations, and regular citizens. Monetary donations are always essential for a food bank and are used to the fill the gap of items needed, such as fresh produce, milk and bread. Only non-perishable items should be dropped off at various donation bins around town. Gifts are particularly imcontinued page 2 see Food Bank
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portant during the holiday season. Four angel gift trees have been set up at Bliss Bakery, the Peachland Fitness Club, Rocky J’s Beach Hut, and the Peachland Recreation Centre. Gift tags on the Angel Trees indicate gender and age of a child for purchasing a gift. The gift is then returned to the tree, unwrapped, with tag attached, to be donated to the food bank for distribution with their Christmas hampers. Bedford reminds people that teenagers are a little more difficult to buy for, but equally as important. She suggests gift certificates, such as for major department stores. Toiletries are always an important purchase. Restaurant, movie, or even gas gift certificates for young drivers are also appreciated. Anyone with a donation, or in need of a hamper this year, can reach Judy by calling 250-767-3312. Appointments are required for hamper pickups, which will begin to be distributed around December 18.
Max DeBeeson presented Judy Bedford with a cheque for $1,500 for the Peachland Food Bank at the Peachland Baptist Church Community Carol Concert on December 4. A separate collection for the food bank was received at the door.
Donate from your doorstep! Peachland residents will be receiving flyers this week being distributed in their neighbourhoods, on behalf of the local food bank. Then on Saturday, December 11, beginning at 10 am, volunteers will be driving around collecting all non-perishable do-
nations put out by home owners, clearly visible from the road. The food is delivered straight to the Peachland Food Bank where their volunteers sort it out and will hopefully fill the shelves! Each year the residents of Peachland have been
very generous in filling the near empty shelves and as you can imagine this year the demand has grown again. For information contact organizer Brenda Moshansky at 250.767.6309 or Judy Bedford, Peachland Food Bank 250.767.3312.
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Community Services Director Cheryl Wiebe (left) and Recreation Coordinator Pelma Haffenden display one of four angel gift tree located at the Peachland Community Centre. The tree is trimmed with special gift tags with the gender and age of a child in need of a Christmas gift. The public is encouraged to pick a tag, and return the appropriate unwrapped gift to the tree for distribution through the food bank. More photos on Page 8 Photo Cindy Fortin
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Nippy weather does not scare off Christmas Light Up crowd By Cindy Fortin Rosy cheeks, bright inquisitive eyes, and mittenclad hands…more than 300 children were present at the annual Christmas Light Up celebrations held at Heritage Park in downtown Peachland last Friday. While the light up, itself, was a spectacular sight, it is safe to say most of the youngsters had only one thing on their minds. Kris Kringle arrived right on schedule as part of a parade to the site, and visited with each one of them. Despite the unusually nippy weather, hundreds of local citizens and those from neighbouring communities enjoyed the Christmas Light Up celebrations. Mayor Fielding officially plugged in the lights at 6:45 p.m. The events were free and included refreshments, a bouncy castle, a bonfire, and entertainment in “Jingle Bell Square”. Performances were by the Dance
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City Academy, Summerland Montessori School Choir, Variety Singers Choir, and Christmas Music from DJ-Apex audio. Thirteen Rotarians and their families served more than 900 cups of hot chocolate or cider, up from 700 last year, and the Lion’s Club sold about 700 roasted hot dogs. All was by donation, with proceeds going to the Peachland food bank. The Rotarians contributed $373.25 to
the food bank, which also came through a bear raffle. The Lions raised $670. Christmas Light-Up ceremonies have been an annual tradition in Peachland since 1996, when the first one was held in recognition of the completion of a significant downtown revitalization project and the first phase of sewer installation. For more photos see page 15, and online at www. peachlandview.com.
A Peachland Christmas Surrounds Us Light-up in Peachland is spectacular with the addition of waterfront reflections along Centennial Walkway. Christmas lights from residents and businesses along Beach Avenue also compliment the extension of the magic of Heritage Park. Kris Kindle Market at the Gasthaus, located in the front turret, displays the charm of Olde World European craft smen. Hand blown glass ornaments, intricate wooden scenes put into motion by a mere candle flame, and traditional treasures to be found in the Okanagan’s only authentic German Market Venture out and experience the spirit of Christmas light-up by many homes in the hills also. Travel to the north end of Houston Road and view a spectacular light show put on by Clarence View B&B then traverse the hills and explore. Residents or businesses wishing to be part of a Christmas Light Tour are asked to contact the Peachland Chamber of
Commerce to be added to a map which will be available at the Visitor Information Centre. Phone 250-767-2455 if you wish to display your Christmas light creation, or if you wish to include a neighbour, friend, or perhaps you’ve driven past a home that deserves recognition. The extent of the tour is dependent upon submissions, so show your Christmas pride and be included. If you prefer to walk during a Christmas outing take the Christmas Walk through businesses supporting the Peachland Food Bank in an annual silent auction. The Blind Angler Grill has a slab of its infamous Almond Roca (strictly a family secret recipe) that can be yours with the highest bid. Both Karen’s Place and Your Dollar Store with More donated Christmas Santas which will add to any décor. Overflowing festive baskets can be found at Peachland Fitness Club and Valley First Financial. While at Peachland Centre Mall check out
the auction items at Ponderosa Golf Discovery Centre and Peachland Liquor Store’s novel Christmas Tree. Baskets of hair products are up for bids at The Head Gardner in Heritage Plaza and Serendipity at The Gateway. Also at The Gateway, The Lanai will pamper you with their special Christmas auction item. Bids close on Monday December 20 at 5:00 pm so check back on your favourite item to avoid disappointment. All proceeds will be donated to the Peachland Food Bank. Also in support of the local Food Bank, Angel Trees are decorated with angel tags for the taking. Share the spirit of Christmas with those less fortunate in our community by choosing a tag from Angel Trees located at Peachland Fitness Club, Bliss Bakery, Peachland Community Centre, and Rocky J’s Beach Hut. Gender and age will be on the tag. Return your gift to the angel tree, unwrapped, with the tag, and enjoy the greatest gift of all…the gift of giving.
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Rattlesnake Island – almost an Arab theme park British Columbia has so many strange stories and unusual happenings that it is quite a statement to say that one of the strangest stories relates to our very own town. It is a story that includes an organized raid on the Canadian Embassy in Bierut, in the Lebanon, with 34 hostages held under siege. If you lived in Peachland 30 years ago, you would certainly remember the name and story of Eddy Haymour. Haymour was born in the Beqaa valley in the Lebanon in 1930, the son of a Muslim father and a Christian mother. When he was a young man, Haymour’s family moved to Bierut and Haymour became a barber. He came to Canada in 1955, at the age of 25. He travelled to a small town north of Edmonton, Alberta, where his sister was living. Haymour didn’t speak English, so he had a sign made up that said “Me Barber” and went to Edmonton looking for work. It was very difficult, but eventually he found work. Haymour set up his own barber shop and continued to work hard. After two years, he was making enough money to buy a house. He hired other barbers and got into the con-
struction business. In 1960, he became a Canadian citizen and hosted a banquet in celebration. There were 250 guests including the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta and Mayor Roper of Edmonton. Haymour was a happy man and very successful in business. He married a Canadian girl, Loreen, and started a family. They had four children. Haymour focused on his business but didn’t spend a lot of time with his family. After they had problems in their marriage, the Haymours decided to make a fresh start by moving to the Okanagan Valley. They came to Kelowna and on a Sunday afternoon drive, stopped in Peachland. Haymour saw Rattlesnake Island (also called Ogopogo Island) and had a vision of building a Moroccan Shadou. This would be a major tourist attraction with gardens, miniature golf course, pony rides, swimming pool and restaurants; a park with an Arab theme. Water taxis would take people to the Island from various places including Peachland. In June 1971, Haymour took an option to buy the island. In September 1971, Haymour presented his
plans to Peachland Council. Peachland Mayor (Harold Thwaite) and council agreed to help with docking facilities for the water taxis. The island was part of the regional district of Okanagan-Similkameen and at that time had no specific zoning; it was listed as non-conforming use. Haymour was advised that he could build anything he wanted, as long as it satisfied health regulations. Haymour started construction of his theme park, but before construction was complete the provincial government decided that it did not want a theme park on Rattlesnake Island. They used their significant powers to try to shut down the project. Despite that, Haymour opened the park, only partly finished, in June 1972. Seven hundred people attended including several members of the RCMP. Although it was subsequently found out that the BC government went beyond what it was legally entitled to do, their actions resulted in the Royal Bank withdrawing its bank loan. Haymour couldn’t pay his bills or complete his project. He looked for alternative financing but at this time his marriage began to fall apart. The BC government
MY VIEW offered to buy the Island for $40,000 but Haymour had invested $170,000 in his development project. The result was a financial disaster for Haymour. His wife Loreen left him in July 1973 and took the children with her to Alberta. Haymour’s life was ruined but he was determined to keep fighting for justice. He made a visit back to the Lebanon to seek support there. Officials with the Lebanese government wrote to the Canadian government requesting that
Haymour be offered a fair settlement. When Haymour returned to Canada he was very upset and then he made a big mistake. He talked about revenge and told people that he had letter bombs. The RCMP became aware of the threats and he was arrested a short time later. Haymour was transferred from Kelowna to Oakalla prison in Vancouver. There were no letter bombs and the only charge that they could use to convict Haymour was the possession of two children’s brass knuckles. Haymour was advised that if he signed over Rattlesnake Island for the $40,000 offered, the government would have no more interest in him; so he did that. However he was found not guilty by reason of insanity and was transferred to Riverview Mental Hospital. After a year in Riverview, he was released on the understanding that he would leave the country. He couldn’t get justice in Canada, so Haymour decided that if he took some action in the Lebanon, he would get results. He decided to seize the Canadian Embassy in Bierut and made detailed plans with the help of six cousins. The Lebanon was in the middle
of a civil war and there were lots of conflicts in Bierut. Haymour bought submachine guns and rented an apartment near the Embassy to prepare for the assault. Haymour and his cousins waited for the right moment and seized the Embassy and took 34 hostages including the Canadian Ambassador. Then it was time to negotiate for release of the hostages. Initially the Canadian government didn’t take the threat seriously, but conditions deteriorated, and after a nine hour wait an offer came from the Canadian government in order to avoid any bloodshed. Haymour was assured that he would not be prosecuted for the takeover of the Embassy and the Canadian government would pay his way back to Canada and assist him in pursuing his case for compensation through the courts. It was a victory for Haymour and he laid down his weapons and celebrated. A week later he left for Ottawa but when he arrived there, he was told that his problem was with the provincial government not the federal government. So continued page 5 see My View
Peek Into the Past Richard Smith of the Peachland Museum and Archives recalls the days of the old Peachland municipal skating rink (circa 1958). It is now the site of the first hole of the new Greg Norman golf course. In the background you can see Pincushion Mountain. The area of the skating rink was cleaned by a municipal grader and flooded from the Camp Hewlett spring. A heavy wire from the dairy barn was used for a single light at night. A bonfire provided heat. Those were the days!
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Haymour made his way back to Kelowna to start his legal action in British Columbia. The legal process proved to be complicated and expensive. Years later, in 1983, the Fift h Estate TV series did a program about Haymour’s situation. Finally in 1986, Haymour won his case for extra compensation in the BC Supreme Court. Justice Gordon MacKinnon agreed that the BC govern-
ment had conspired to stop Haymour’s theme park and called their actions “highly improper if not cruel.” Haymour was awarded $250,000 in compensation, but he didn’t get his island back. Haymour used the money to purchase land in Peachland directly across the lake from Rattlesnake Island. He built “Castle Haymour” a small hotel with an Arab theme, which he operated successfully for several years.
Although Haymour has moved away from Peachland, his castle remains. It is now called the Peachland Castle, on Highway 97 near Renfrew. Richard Smith covers this, and many other fascinating stories, in the Peachland Centennial book. Th is book is on sale at the Peachland Museum for just $20. It has lots of photographs and would make a great Christmas gift for anyone interested in the history of Peachland.
Peachland community spirit impresses Dear editor: There are many reasons why I am a proud Peachlander and last Friday's holiday light up was yet another excellent example. The care and commitment of our municipal staff along with the selfless efforts of numerous volunteers, such as the Rotarians, are what makes Peachland special. Clearly, the number of people from the surrounding area who attended Friday's celebration reflects on Peachland's impressive reputation throughout the valley. Keep up the good work and many thanks. Sandra Halme, Peachland
Simple steps to combat Hydro increases I would like to come out totally against the BC Hydro plan to increase rates by 10 per cent but I know it’s probably a “done deal”. The BC Utilities Commission will approve this increase and we will end up paying 10 per cent more for each of the next three years. For years both the BC Liberal government and the NDP before them have been using BC Hydro as a “cash cow” and now this, along with the private “run of the river” projects (that finds Hydro buying electricity at exorbitant rates), has come back to haunt Hydro. How can we absorb these increases and not pay more? Cut back your energy consumption. From August 2009 to August 2010, I reduced my electrical energy consumption by 32 per cent. I did it by: Completely shutting down my computer when not in use; using an indoor rack to dry my clothes to cut down on the use of my electric dryer. Admittedly not all clothes can be dried in this manner
but it can save a lot of money; I shut off the TV while I was making dinner and other meals; raised the temperature setting on my air conditioner and kept the temperature from going up in the house by using blinds on the sun side of the house, and open the screened windows on the shade side of the house; at Christmas time used an outdoor timer on Christmas lights so they didn’t stay on all night; lowered the temperature setting for my natural gas furnace in the winter, as the fans need electricity to operate; replaced an 18 year old washer and dryer with a new high efficiency pair, which cost less than $1,000 after rebates and taxes. And finally, BC Hydro has only one electrical line into Peachland which seems to be having a tough time staying on lately and I couldn’t use many of my electrical appliances for hours at a time. If you can cut back and save at least 10 per cent a year in power usage the Hydro increases will be negligible.
Chamber awards night success due to many Dear editor:
The Peachland Chamber Awards Night was a resounding success this year. We had a packed house and had to actually turn people away because we did not have the space. An event like this does not come together without the hard work of many people. I would like to thank Wendy Leresser for putting together our “Taste of Peachland” which was the joint effort of five different restaurants. Round Eye Sushi provided the main course, Rocky J’s and Happy Cow provided delicious appetizers, and Working Horse Winery and the Aegean provided our desserts. This truly was a taste of Peachland. I would like to thank our board of directors who were part of the Awards Night Committee and in particular Denise Krahn for her efforts in hand-making all the decorations for each table. They were impressive and noted by all. Moe Martin ran a great bar with the assistance of Heather Johannson, Donna Deiaco and Manuella Farnsworth. Our decorating group of Denise and Chris Krahn and kids, Janis Marsden, Sointu Martin, Loretta Robinson, Darlene Hartford, Jim Carpenter, Karen Leblanc, and Perry Hartford for the exceptional set up and then clean up of the facility when all was done. This was a big job! I would also like to thank Lynn Brady from our visitor centre who always graciously volunteers for all of our events and Borana Bach who helped with our silent auction, the Peachland Ambassadors who assisted with our balloon pop contest and the Girl Guides who assisted with serving dinner and after dinner table clean up. I also wanted to give a special thank you to Darci and Barry Yeo from the Bliss who handled our live auction so well. Darci had the crowd going with her smooth performance behind the microphone. Our entertainment was absolutely fabulous. The Blues Brothers, along with their seven piece band, put on a great show of dance steps on and off the stage, and old time rock and roll kept the dance floor filled. Thank you guys, from all of us. We also had Marty Edwards, Peachland’s very own Kenny Rogers perform two of his numbers. Thank you Marty for your support. We are lucky to have this level of talent right here in Peachland. Finally, I would like to close with the recognition of Deep Creek Estate Winery and Hainle Vineyards. We did recognize our two exceptional Peachland wineries, Working Horse and Deep Creek, but Walter Huber unfortunately could not attend as he was in Vancouver at another wine event. Walter will be presented his recognition certificate at our upcoming Chamber quarterly meeting in February. Thank you all for a job well done. Rob Campbell, president Peachland Chamber
Funny? Or Dangerous Humour A man hangs on for dear life from the second story of his house in a botched effort to string Christmas lights, as his ladder slips away. According to one local resident who called The View, he nearly caused an accident on Beach Avenue when he slammed on his car's brakes, then darted over to help the dangling man. He soon discovered that the figure was just a stuffed dummy, and the whole scene was set-up, a part of a rather unusual Christmas display. Despite his relief, he was left shaken and not at all happy. Other passersby got a chuckle out of the display and saw no harm in it. What do you think? The hanging man can be found at the 5600 block of Beach Avenue.
John Rawkins, Peachland
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2011 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 2011: 18 JanuaryJanuary 18 February 18 & 822& 22 March March May 8 & 22 10 & 24
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Peachland Players presents Mother Goose, a Christmas pantomime for all ages. At the Waterfront Grill, 10, 7 pm and Dec. 11 at 2 and 7 pm and Dec. 12 at 2 pm. Enjoy an evening of dinner & theatre. Info. 250-767-3255. Peachland Community Arts Council Christmas Fantasy featuring the Mosaic Ensemble with a performance in Summerland Sun., Dec. 12. Peachland Variety Singers presents All Things Bright and Beautiful, Sun., Dec. 12 at 2 pm at the 50+ Activity Centre. Solos, instrumentals, ensembles & carol sing-a-long. SUNDAY DECEMBER 12 Jerry Dober Sunday Breakfast 8 - 11 am at Peachland Wellness Centre. $5.75 for a full breakfast. Info. 250-767-0141
MONDAY DECEMBER 13 Take Off Pounds Sensibly at 50+ Activity Centre: 9:30 am. For info. 1-800-932-8677 or Doreen at 250767-2132 Variety Singers at 50+ Activity Centre: 9:45 am
Refreshments served after the concert. Admission by donation. The Beatles Rug & Pottery Show runs from Dec. 13 - 18 at the Summerland Art Gallery. The display features original art works based on Beatle tunes. Opening night is Mon., Dec. 13, 7pm - 9pm. Hours are Tues. - Fri. 1 pm - 4 pm & Sat. 10 am - 4 pm. Peachland fibre artist Angela Possak is represented with two fo her works. 50+ Activity Center, Friendship Tuesday, Dec. 14, will finish up the year with a luncheon at Big E’s at 1 pm.
TUESDAY DECEMBER 14 Carpet Bowling at 50+ Activity Centre: 10 am Tai Chi for Wellness: 6 pm. Continuing students at United Church Hall. Computer Literacy: No exp. needed, Wellness Centre: 10 am - noon Peachland Bridge Club at 50+ Activity Centre: 7 pm. Info. 250-767-6407
AA at Noon at 50+ Activity Centre: noon
Quilting at 50+ Activity Centre: 1 pm Wood Carving at 50+ Activity Centre: 7 pm Monday Morning Coffee at the Peachland Wellness Centre: 10-11 am Royal Canadian Legion Euchre Monday: 18:30 hrs Peachland Quilters 50+ Activity Centre: 1 - 4 pm
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Chess at 50+ Activity Centre: 1 pm. Experienced & beginners. Yoga at 50+ Activity Centre: 1:30 pm Central Okanagan Model Railway Company: Group meets at 7pm at the Peachland Museum. Contact Dave at 250767-2409 or visit http:// www.corc-bc.com Peachland Baptist Church Gym Night for children Kindergarten - Grade 6 at Peachland Community Center from 8-8:15 pm. No charge. More info. 250767-9332.
All are welcome. Peachland Fitness Centre, Keep Your Kids off the Winter Rollercoaster, with Lisa Kilgour, RHN. Wed., Dec. 15 - 5pm. Space is limited, reser your spot today, 250-8699434. Christmas Sale Drop in at the Wellness Centre if you are looking to purchase a new Christmas wreath, centre piece or cards. The centre is open Mon. - Fri. 9 am - 3 pm.
THURSDAY DECEMBER 16 AA at Noon at 50+ Activity Centre: noon
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Tai Chi for Wellness: 9:30 am for beginners. Continuing students 10 am at the United Church Hall
Royal Canadian Legion: Special of the Day, Liver & Onions Westside Toastmasters: 7 - 9 pm, Lakeview Heights Community Center, West Kelowna Peachland Lions Club meeting, 7 pm, at the Lions Den. Info. 250-767-9034
THURSDAY DECEMBER 16 Line Dancing at 50+ Activity Centre: 9 10:30 am Bereavement Support Group at the Wellness Centre: 10 - 11:30 am Iron & Silk Exercise at 50+ Activity Centre: 11 am Waterfront Grill and Pizzeria - Live entertainment. Call 250-767-3255 for a reservation. Bingo at 50+ Centre: 6:45 pm
Royal Canadian Legion: Special of the Day, Pasta Girls Club Craft Night for girls, Kindergarten - Grade 7 at Peachland Baptist Church, 7 - 8:15 pm. Info. 250-767-9232
FRIDAY DECEMBER 17 Royal Canadian Legion: Fish & Chip Dinner with MaryEm 1730 hrs. Adult Daybreak (Int. Health) at 50+ Activity Centre: 9 am Men’s Coffee Club Wellness Centre: 10-11 am Waterfront Grill and Pizzeria - Live entertainment. Call 250-767-3255 for a reservation.
SATURDAY DECEMBER 18 Carpet Bowling at 50+ Activity Centre: 10 am
SATURDAY DECEMBER 18 Royal Canadian Legion: Meat Draw 1500 - 1700 hrs. Royal Canadian Legion: Eye Opener Breakfast 1000 hrs. Royal Canadian Legion: Karaoke with Anita at 1930 hrs.
SUNDAY DECEMBER 19 Jerry Dober Sunday Breakfast 8 - 11 am at Peachland Wellness Centre. $5.75 for a full breakfast. Info. 250767-0141
MONDAY DECEMBER 20 Take Off Pounds Sensibly at 50+ Activity Centre: 9:30 am. For information call 1-800-932-8677 or Doreen at 250-7672132 Variety Singers at 50+ Activity Centre: 9:45 am Royal Canadian Legiion General Meeting, Installation of the New Executive, 1930 hrs.
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MONDAY DECEMBER 20 Quilting at 50+ Activity Centre: 1 pm Wood Carving at 50+ Activity Centre: 7 pm Monday Morning Coffee: at the Peachland Wellness Centre, 10-11 am Peachland Quilters 50+ Activity Centre, 1 - 4 pm Tai Chi at 50+ Activity Centre: noon
TUESDAY DECEMBER 21 AA at Noon at 50+ Activity Centre: noon Tai Chi for Wellness: 6 pm. Continuing students at United Church Hall. Computer Literacy: No exp. needed, Wellness Centre 10 am - noon Peachland Bridge Club at 50+ Activity Centre: 7 pm. Call Eva at 250-767-6407 Sunshine Singers: 1:30-2:30 pm at the Wellness Centre. All are welcome Carpet Bowling at 50+ Activity Centre: 10 am
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SUNDAY DECEMBER 12 50+ Activity Centre Pancake Breakfast, 8 am - 11:30 am. All welcome.
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 22 Adult Daybreak (Int. Health) at 50+ Activity Centre: 9 am Wellness Circle: at Peachland Wellness Centre, 10-11:30 am, Everyone welcome. Royal Canadian Legion: Special of the Day, Liver & Onions Yoga at 50+ Activity Centre: 1:30 pm Chess at 50+ Activity Centre: 1 pm. Experienced & beginners. Central Okanagan Model Railway Company: Group meets at 7 pm at the Peachland Museum. Contact Dave at 250767-2409 or visit http://www.corcbc.com Westside Toastmasters: 7 - 9 pm, Lakeview Heights Community Center, West Kelowna Peachland Lions Club meets at 7pm at the Lions Den. Info. 250767-9034
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Winter Registration has begun By Cheryl Wiebe, Director of Community Services In this day of modern gadgets, you would think we would have more time. Yet instead, we run out of time, we lose track of time, we don’t have time. Imagine what it would be like if you had all the time in the world? Most of us, when
asked, would say I would spend more time with family, travel the world, exercise, volunteer, learn a new skill…. What if you took charge of your life and started moving towards a healthy and active lifestyle? We just have to set time aside to ensure that it happens. Think about a scheduled meeting or a
date that has been set on a calendar. We tend to make time for these activities. What if you wrote on your calendar: “Yoga” or “Art Class” or “Spin Cycling”? Or perhaps, it would be “working with children”, “giving to my community” or “touching someone’s life.” If it was on your calendar and part of your day, would you do it? For most of
us the answer would be yes! So I challenge you this month to put a plan in place to start the New Year out right. Make it your goal to pursue a healthy or more active lifestyle. Did you get your copy of the 2011 Winter Recreation Guide in last week’s edition of the Peachland View? If not, copies are now avail-
able at both the District Office and at the Community Centre. You will also find a full electronic copy posted online at www.peachland. ca. In the guide you will find a variety of new and exciting activities to keep you and your family involved this winter. For more information: Cheryl Wiebe 250.767.2133
December 10, 2010
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Tis the Season... For Giving Back
Peachland Ladies Friendship Club members presenting Judy Bedford of the Peachland Food Bank with a cheque for $460. Pictured left to right are Kathy Walker, Elaine Travis, Judy Bedford, Angela Kanik, Mable Young and Vera Taylor. In the past six years the Friendship Club has donated over $1,600 to the Peachland Food Bank. The ladies from the club start baking early to make sure they have all their baking done on time for the big day. The bake table was completely sold out this year, thanks to the community support. It gives us a good feeling in or club to know that we are helping our community in this way. The Friendship Club started in 2000 with approximately five members and in the past 10 years has grown to a club of 62 members. With the help of Margaret Miles our club also donated 58 school kits to the Ten Thousand Villages in October. The kits were sent around the world to help underprivileged classrooms. A big thank you goes to all our member for the work and support they have shown for our projects. We look forward to seeing you next year at the Christmas Bazaar. Submitted by Trudy Williams-Boos, president of the Friendship Club
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The OB&GC held its annual Winter Family Fun Night concert last week in West Kelowna and performed for a packed house. Participating from Peachland were back row (l-r) are: Lindsay Thompson, Leyland Vucinovic, Marilyn Roth and Jalen Davies; front (1-r) Makayla MacDonald, Jorja Davies and Katrina Alpe. The children performed an old time favourite, “We Wish you a Merry Christmas”. This being the first year the Okanagan Boys & Girls Club has run the pre-school and after school program at Peachland Elementary, leaders Casey Saunders, Andrea Thompson Meagen Detwiller were extremely pleased with how well the children performed. Following the performance the kids and their families enjoyed refreshments and treats provided by Starbucks. The children also made Christmas crafts, and Santa Claus made a special appearance to the delight of all. Photo Constance Roth
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From the Mayor’s Desk From Zero to Six in the Blink of an Eye The coalition of community agencies known as happen – to children during the first six years of their CATCH (Community Action Towards Children’s life, is critical to their immediate well-being and to Health) recently released its 2010 ‘State of the Child their future development and functioning. Research Report’. This document serves as an annual report also shows that the challenge of reducing vulnerabilcard on the health and well-being of children living in ity on scales such as those measured by the EDI is the Central Okanagan. much more than just a parenting challenge. Building This year’s report does have some good healthy environments and child friendly news: there was a nine per cent decrease COMMENTARY communities is a community challenge. in the number of children “in-care” (39 MAYOR KEITH FIELDING Indeed, as the CATCH slogan reminds fewer); the percentage of children living us: “It takes a Village to Raise a Child.” in poverty continues to decline from a Some of the interesting commentary high of 19 per cent in 2003 to 10.4 per cent in 2008; and statistics revealed in the report are noted below: smoking during pregnancy is declining; family support programs to strengthen parenting skills and Poverty can have devastating effects on a developing provide stimulating environments for children from child. Children who live in poverty have more health birth to age six have increased in their availability; 21 risks, do less well in school, and have more to cope elementary schools began offering ‘full school-day’ with. kindergarten; and the availability child care spaces • The living wage ($18 per hour) is the hourly rate at continued to increase with 1,018 (38 per cent) more which a household of four with two working parents spaces added during the past five years. can meet its basic needs in the Central Okanagan Despite these gains, the report highlights a num• The cost of food for a family of four for one month ber of quantifiable challenges. The Early Development has increased by 38 per cent in the past five years. A Instrument (EDI) is a tool that assesses children’s de- high $872 was required in 2009 in order to include velopment as they enter kindergarten. It looks at five nutritional food choices domains of development: physical health; social competence; emotional maturity; language and cognitive Housing is the largest family expense. Adequate and development; and communication/general knowledge safe housing affects a child’s development in many skills. ways. In 2010, 22.9 per cent of Central Okanagan children • Increasing numbers of families are spending 30 were vulnerable on at least one of these five scales of per cent or more of their income on shelter with the development (down from 27 per cent in the 2001-2004 average rent for a three-bedroom apartment being period). The provincial goal is that by 2015 no more $1008 – up 1.8 per cent over the past two years than 15 per cent of EDI-tested children in BC will be • The average price for a home in the Central Okanconsidered vulnerable on one or more of the scales. agan is forecast to be $512,000 – up 4.6 per cent since The report points out that what happens – or doesn’t 2009
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The health of pregnant women and the care taken during pregnancy have lifelong effects for the infants. • Smoking during pregnancy is declining but 16 per cent of expectant mothers in the Interior smoke. Provincially the rate is down to 11 percent • Teenage birthrates have been steadily declining for the past 10 years, locally and provincially • Nearly 14 per cent of women are obese prior to pregnancy
Safe, child-friendly transportation options for families aid healthy development • Children ages 12 and under travel free on Kelowna Regional transit when travelling with a parent or guardian • The top barriers to walking ability include lack of sidewalk networks, dangerous traffic, busy intersections and a ‘driving culture.’
I am grateful to CATCH for reminding us that the task of building a child friendly community is the business of us all. The full report can be viewed on the CATCH website www.catchcoalition.ca
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Female Downy Woodpecker, November 28, 2010, Hardy Falls Regional Park Amateur photographer and Peachland resident, Tania Simpson, started photography in 2007 and immediately found a passion for it. She chronicles the seasons, the people, and the wildlife of Peachland in almost daily photos of the area. View more at flickr. com/photos/taniaseyes. The View will be publishing a weekly look at Peachland, through Tania's eyes.
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Leaks Leaker-in-Chief as them of something else. Mr. some kind of hero. If you run Assange is reported to be hidinto any of his adoring fans ing from Interpol related to you may want to remind them a couple of rape charges. (Of of some things. course, the Taliban don’t have First, he is dealing in stolen a problem with the notion of goods. The thief who stole the rape so there may be others thousands of who also don’t docs and sent WEEKLY COMMENTARY struggle with it.) them to him On a positive is in the slam- STOCKWELL DAY, MP note, more good mer. economic news Second, among the stolen this week. End of month job material he has blatantly pub- reports show another increase lished is information about in full time jobs in Canada Afghan freedom fighters -- this time an increase of and human rights advocates. 15,000! And the OECD has These are brave citizens who just announced that Canada are working with our coali- has had more per capita intion. They risk their lives daily vestment this year than any to rid their country of the other of the 33 major econoTaliban death cult. Now their mies. That means jobs and identities have been exposed. other opportunities for CanaOne of the more notorious dians. Taliban child killing leaders This week I noticed that has now gone public about the there are those locally who information he and his fellow don’t care for these positive killers have received from the reports. One suggested that I wee Wiki leaker. The Taliban shouldn’t send out this kind leader said now they will be of economic info to constituable to ‘punish’ those who ents. He said it doesn’t deal dare to oppose their murder- with government issues! Anous reign of terror on girls other observer tried to suggest who want to go to school and that a recent brochure which women who want to be treat- was mailed out was asked with equality. ing for money and political Third, there are families party membership. I doubleright here in our constituency checked on that. Absolutely whose loved ones are risk- not true.’ ing their lives protecting the A word to critics: Criticism people of Afghanistan. And and debate are important and right here there are also family necessary. Just try to keep it members who carry the pain factual. of having lost a loved one in This weekend I was again that cause. involved in what I find is the The weapon of choice that best way to find out what your the Taliban has been us- constituents think about the ing to cripple and kill our issues. It’s called door knocktroops is the ‘roadside bomb’ ing. As many of you know, I do or I.E.D. We and our allies it year round. Not just at elechave developed certain high tion time. No spin-doctors. tech capabilities which can No handlers. No communicawarn our soldiers in the field tion advisers. Just me, in front of the presence of these awful of you, on your doorstep. devices. The Wiki Leaker has I find people are honest provided those documents to and to the point. Most of the the Taliban. folks I met on Saturday were That means the Taliban are generally supportive of what able to improve their ability I’m doing. But some had isto kill and maim Canadian sues they weren’t happy with. soldiers and aid workers and I promised I’d look into those innocent Afghan citizens. If and get back to them. all of this isn’t enough to turn Local democracy, raw and the perspective (and the stom- uncensored. I like it.
Road Blocks Again and a Christmas Bash Review the standings below and you will see how a competitive league experiences road blocks. We are approaching the Christmas break and have put almost half the season of tournament play behind us. With a couple of exceptions there is a block at the top and a block in the middle of the standings. No clear cut leader is emerging. The players occupying the bottom of the league standings are players that stepped in for players who withdrew. Their points ref lect half of the games others have played, not their skill level. This makes the next few weeks critical and demanding of the very best from all players. Cash prizes, position in the final Round
citing. On December 19, the PLSL is hosting a Christmas Bash for Legion members and guests. Tickets are available at the Legion. For more information about the league or the bash call Barrie: 767.6277. Calvin Petryna Barrie Hewer Tony Wright Darcy Weston Mike Wotoschek Lee Chevalier Harry Pankratz Debbie Stewart John Van Huystee Dwayne Smith Douglas Gardner Ron Pollack Frank Reindl Peter Bell Roland Marcotte Ken Davis Bob Menzies Mark Saul Roger Moxley Harry Rusch Bernie Neeson Scott Wilshaw Bob Hill Bruce Williams
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No snow, but Christmas is still a go! Mrs. Judd's grades 3/4 class and Ms. Kanda's grade 1/2 class performed "Twelve Days of Christmas" and "Australian Jingle Bells," Aussie-style, for a full house at Peachland Elementary School's "A Snowy Christmas" concert on December 8. Photo Constance Roth
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December 10, 2010
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Food For the Soul Religious or Spiritual? Dry and crustyâ€Śthatâ€™s what it felt like. I wasnâ€™t even going to taste it. I wanted to make myself a jam sandwich. Chewing into a piece of bread from that particular loaf could have easily led to a visit with the dentist. It had sat in the cupboard for far too long without being eaten. It was time to check out the fridge for other options. Unfortunately, thatâ€™s what church can be like -- dry and crusty. And itâ€™s not a new storyâ€Ś The story of the birth of Jesus is fascinating not just because of the events in the story itself, but because of the history that preceded His birth. The 400 years before His birth are very
interesting to explore. They make up the gap between the last events the Old Testament records and the beginning of the New Testament. These years were marked by nation after nation pummeling that little Middle Eastern area of the world. The beginning of those 400 years marked the end of divine visitations from God through His spokesmen the prophets. The temple became a place of boring religion without the presence of a supernatural God. Not sure how it happened but the breath of life was gone. There were just buildings fi lled with people and often without people at all. Enter the angel Gabriel.
He visits Zechariah, promising that Zechariah and his elderly wife Elizabeth would have a baby. Physically impossible, but not for God. Their son would be named John and would play a significant role in Jesusâ€™ life. Then Gabriel visits Mary. She would give birth to Jesus. The shepherds see an angel, then a whole angelic choir. And dreams? Talk about God speaking through dreams. Joseph receives no less than three dreams from God and the wise men who trekked all the way from the far east to get to Bethlehem (arriving two years later) to see this special child received one as well. And why did they come? Because of a strange
star and the birth of a king that it signified. Wow! Oh, and did I mention the celebrations? Mary, Elizabeth, Simeon, and Zechariah all burst out with songs of praise. The news of Jesusâ€™ birth spread like wildfire. The shepherds took care of Bethlehem and the visit of the wise men turned Jerusalem into a tizzy. Four hundred years of silence were defi nitely over. So I think about our churches today. I look at pictures of old churches, called cathedrals -- grand architecture, glorious history, but empty. I realize that religion took over from spiritual life. I wonder how it happened. And I think about our own modern
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experiences. I wonder why we sometimes stress law over love? I wonder why we sometimes act so judgmentally. I wonder why we canâ€™t just be real people with real issues who represent a God who really wants to visit us and make a difference in our lives. Real spirituality is quiet, reflective, loud and celebratory, merciful, compassionate, courageous, benevolent, fi lled with laughter, full of tears, love, concerned with justice, gracious, and mi-
raculous. It is not an hour on a Sunday morning but a way of life. If God lives in us, then He lives in us all week long. I marvel at the power of the Christmas story and the hope that it gives our world today. Baby Jesusâ€Ś God in human form. As we read about Jesus in His adult years, we canâ€™t ignore how full of life He is -- full of faith, courage, love, and compassion. Th is is what our churches should look like. Th is is what followers of Jesus should look like. As I wrap this up, I want to encourage you to look for the real message of the Christmas story. Forget about religion and look for the truth of Jesus Christ. As the Christmas carol says so clearly: â€œGod is not dead nor does he sleepâ€Śâ€? If you look for Him, you will find Him. Merry Christmas to one and all!
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SHOSTAK, Elsie (Alice) Passed away December 6, 2010 at the age of 82 years. Alice was born in Eastgate, Alberta, and later lived in Edmonton until moving to Peachland in 1985. She is survived by her son Allen (Shirley) Shostak, daughter Linda (Ryan) Chambers, grandchildren Lindsay, Breanne and Taylor Chambers, brother Peter Salyzyn and numerous other family and friends. Predeceased by her husband William and her brother Donald Salyzyn. The family would like to express special thanks to Dr. Khoo and the staff of the BC Cancer Agency, the Interior Health palliative care team, and to Dr. Appleby. A celebration of Aliceâ€™s life will be held 2-4 pm, Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at the 50 Plus Activity Center, 5672 Beach Avenue, Peachland, and at a later date in Edmonton. In lieu of ďŹ‚owers, the family suggests a donation to a charity of your choice.
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Changing times for two provincial political parties By the time most of you set to begin consultations read this week’s report, with local governments it will be widely known in the Okanagan as part that Carole James has of the site selection prostepped down as leader cess to build a new 360of the official opposition. cell correctional facility, As is often the case when to be completed by 2015. these events occur, some This new facility will help will greet this news with alleviate current overenthusiasm while it will crowding and will also bring disappointment to help reduce pressures on others. I would person- local RCMP lockups. The ally like to thank Carole proposed centre would James for her many years house all area remand inof service to the people of mates so a central location this province. I first met to minimize travel times and worked with Carole between the courts is also long before either of us an asset. Local governwere members of the leg- ments from the south end islature and can say that of the valley invited to I always found Carole participate in the consulJames to be a passionate tation process include the and dedicated person. District of Peachland, the Being in District public life of Sumalso takes merland, a toll on the City of your famPenticton, ily and I and the know this Regional would have District of been a very Okanagdifficult an-Simildecision kameen. for all inL a s t l y, volved. this week W i t h there was this recent WEEKLY COMMENTARY some good announce- BILL BARISOFF, MLA news from ment BritStatistics ish CoCanada in lumbia will see both a the recently released lanew Premier and Official bour force survey. The Leader of the Opposition most recent report shows likely in early 2011. This B.C.’s unemployment is perhaps the first time rate continues to decline in recent memory when and the amount of peoboth leaders have stepped ple working in British down within such a close Columbia today is curtime frame. Over the rently at an all time high. next few months we will Since 2001 there are over be hearing from new can- 300,000 more people didates with new ideas working full time in B.C. and platforms as they and another 120,000 campaign for leadership in part-time positions. roles within their respec- However even with an tive parties. I expect we unemployment rate unwill have potential leader- der seven per cent, we ship candidates from both must continue to encourparties passing though age investment, competithe Okanagan in the fu- tive taxation policy and ture months and I en- further strategic business courage citizens to get in- development activities. volved and hear what the The importance of having candidates have to say. jobs to support our econAnother event you will omy and the resulting tax likely be aware of when revenues that support our you read this report is public sector and related that our Solicitor Gen- services should never be eral, Rich Coleman, is taken for granted.
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