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February 4, 2011 Peachland, BC

Volume 07 | Number 05

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Bad week for crashes along lake stretch of highway Sheldon Boyd of Serpent Aquatics of Westbank keeps a close eye on the tow lines used to remove a red Ford Ranger that plunged into the lake in Peachland last Friday. Boyd was called in by the local towing company to dive down to the fully submerged truck and assist in its hookup and removal. Photo Cindy Fortin

By Cindy Fortin It was not a good week for drivers travelling south on Highway 97 between Princeton Avenue and Antlers Beach. In two separate traffic accidents three vehicles got close-up-and-personal with Lake Okanagan. The first was more of a wild plunge into the icy waters. Last Friday, a 23 year-old Kelowna driver went airborne in his red Ford Ranger pickup into Okanagan Lake where it sunk nearly out of sight 30 feet from shore. According to Constable

Steve Holmes, media relations officer with the Kelowna detachment, the accident occurred at approximately 1:10 pm when the driver suddenly veered across the highway near Renfrew Road and into the lake. “A witness who saw the incident said the driver was able to get out of the vehicle and swim to shore,” reported Holmes. The man was taken to Kelowna General Hospital for non-serious injuries to his wrist and nose. Police are investigating as to whether this may have been

an intentional act. Then just before noon on Tuesday, February 1, Peachland Fire and Rescue was called out again when a car was t-boned on the rear driver’s side by a Chevy pickup travelling south on Highway 97. The car, a Chevy Equinox, was making a left hand turn onto Highway 97 from a residential driveway, near Hawkes Road, about 1 km south of the light at Princeton. There was serious damage to both vehicles, which ended up on the rocky shores of the lake several metres from each other.

According to Peachland resident Richard D. Gordon, who observed the scene, “The drivers were checked out by paramedics but did not appear to sustain serious injuries, although the truck driver was taken to hospital.” Peachland Fire and Rescue Service had to balance on icy rocks while using the jaws of life to disconnect vehicle power and reduce the risk of fire. Mario's and Del Oro Towing had their skills tested extricating the vehicles off the large rocks. That accident is still under investigation.

A blue Chevy Equinox rests sharply tipped down on the shore of Okanagan Lake after being T-boned by a pickup truck on Tues., February 1. More photos on page 3. Photo Cindy Fortin

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It takes many hands working together to pull off a successful theatre production, each participant must wear many hats. That’s how Many Hats Theatre Co. of Penticton got its name. And they seem to have the skill down to a science if their latest production is any measure. “Opening Night� by Norm Foster is a comedic romp from beginning to end, drawing a continuous stream of chuckles and belly laughs from the audience. It runs from January 27 to February 19 at the Cannery Stage in Penticton, and stars Michael Belcher, Jamie Eberle, James Fofonoff, Shannon French, Barb Jagodics, Jacqueline Koenig, Rob McCaffery, and Peach-

land’s own Phillip Seipp, who has a certain knack for humour. “I particularly like comedy. I just feel there is so much negative stuff in the world and people should be able to come to the theatre and just have a good laugh,� says Seipp. “Opening Night� takes place in present time at the fictitious Charles Killian Theatre Noir Repertory House on the opening night of a new production, and follows the situations of several quirky characters. The cozy 120 seat Cannery Stage theatre provides a perfect venue for the show. It’s an exhilarating feeling, says Seipp, who enjoys the energy from the audience when they are laughing and reacting to their work. “There’s this sort of magic

that happens. Sort of, like an energy transfer from all these people. The energy gets transferred to the performers, which picks them right up.� Many Hats was formed in December 2007 by some of the South Okanagan’s most passionate and talent theatrical people. It is an actor’s co-op comprised of 21 members, who assist in various and rotating capacities, such as acting, stage and costume and directing. Tickets to “Opening Night� are still available. To purchase tickets you can contact the box office at 250-493-4055, or visit their website at w w w. m a ny h at s t he at re . com for more information on this and other productions in their fourth season lineup.

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It started three years ago for Papa Thom, motivated by a 12 year-old girl living on the streets, and has become an annual event. Musician Keith Thom, known as Papa Thom to most, travels across the country feeding Shepherd’s Pie to the homeless. “It’s essentially me travelling across Canada and serving Shepherd’s pie in homeless shelters and soup kitchens,� says Thom. He began putting his first Shepherd’s Pie tour together to feed his special recipe to the homeless, after encountering the young Ontario girl. “That hit my heart, and it was her who motivated me to do what I do. No 12 year-

old should be living on the street,� says Thom. Thom raises money for his tour at various events, including an upcoming “Evening to Remember� at the Waterfront Grill & Pizzeria in Peachland, on Wednesday, February 9. There will be two sittings, at 5 pm and 7 pm. The cost is $25 per person, which includes wine and beer. The main course will be Papa Thom’s famous Shepherd’s Pie, of course. The management and staff of the waterfront have donated their time and restaurant in support of this cause. There will also be special entertainment, with celebrity servers and bar tenders, such as local council members, real estates agents, staff from the Chamber of Commerce, and one certain

un-named reporter from the View. Thom’s 2011 Shepherd’s Pie tour will begin on March 1, and he won’t return until April 12. The six-week journey usually puts 12,000 to 14,000 kms on his vehicle, not to mention the cost of the meal ingredients, so fund-raising is a must. “The raw costs of doing this tour is $4200 to $4400, which is why I do a fairly aggressive campaign before I leave, in the hope of raising the money,� says Thom. Thom also donates guitars to the shelters for multi-use among their clients. He has already given out 21 guitars. If you’d like more information on Papa Thom’s 2011 Shepherd’s Pie Tour and how you can donate or volunteer, visit www.papathom.com.


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“Destination Peachland� visitors guide due out in spring

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By Cindy Fortin

The blue Chevy pickup involved in Tuesday’s accident where it came to rest with its front tires in the lake. Photo Cindy Fortin

Parts of the Equinox’s rear end and driver’s side can be seen in the foreground of this photo. Photo Cindy Fortin

“Peachland: The sweetest place under the sun!� The Peachland Visitor Centre is hard at work on the new 2011 Official Visitors Guide, and it promises to be a spectacular publication promoting “Destination Peachland,� and the local business and attractions the town has to offer. “The purpose of the guide is to create the awareness of Peachland as a destination for visitors. This goes hand-inhand with building a strong business community, which in turn builds a strong tax base, which in turn helps all of our citizens,� says tourism services coordinator, Loretta Robinson. The publication will be the official Peachland Visitors Guide, recognized by the Ministry of Tourism, Trade and Investment. There are two primary purposes of the guide, says Robinson, both to entice visitors to the area and to provide an information source once they arrive. “A key reason for doing it is that it acts as a lure piece, and it will be in our Visitor Centres all across the province to encourage people when they are planning a trip, to see

that Peachland guide on the shelves and say, ‘Peachland? That looks like an awesome place.’ � The guide will cover a range of topics, including lifestyle, accommodations, eateries, parks and outdoor recreation, arts and heritage, events, touring, and community contacts and more, as well as a detailed centerfold pullout map. The publication has evolved over the last few years. This year it is expected to be a minimum of 32 pages, possibly 40. That is up from last year’s 16 page guide. The previous year it was just an eight-fold map. 20,000 copies will be printed and distributed to local businesses, the Kelowna International Airport, visitor centres within BC and other provinces, and Washington state. The guide is expected to go to press in March. Deadline for submissions has been extended in order to get as much advertising support as possible. More advertising means a bigger publication, and a more valuable promotion piece for local business, says Robinson. “Some of our businesses that are seasonal are very, very dependent on our summer trade. They really just limp through the winter because there just

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Public Notice: Changes to Bylaw Dispute Procedure Starting February 1, the District of Peachland will join with eight other local municipalities to move the process of resolving bylaw ticket disputes related to minor infractions out of the Provincial court system and into an independent adjudication process. The partnership includes the Cities of Kelowna, Vernon and Penticton, the Districts of West Kelowna, Lake Country, Peachland, and Summerland, the Town of Oliver, and the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen. “The new Bylaw Dispute Adjudication System is a positive approach whereby Okanagan Municipalities can enforce bylaws through Bylaw Notices instead of MTI ticketing. Resolving disputes will not be as complicated and there is less emphasis on the court system. The system is much more fair to citizens and for the District and we look forward to this new approach,â€? said Dave Smith, Director of Planning and Development Services for the District of Peachland. The new system will streamline the local government process for resolving minor bylaw violation disputes by providing residents with exible options to pay and a new process to dispute these Bylaw Offence Notices. As a result, service delivery to residents will be enhanced and costs to municipalities will be minimized by enabling the parties involved to deal with these minor bylaw disputes at the local level. This will also free up available Provincial Court time for more serious or complex bylaw matters. “Previously, anyone wishing to dispute a bylaw notice such as a parking ticket, was required to appear in BC Provincial Court which is an expensive and time-consuming process for the disputant, the province and the local municipality,â€? stated Rob Mayne, City of Kelowna Director of Corporate Services. Under the new system, a provincially appointed adjudicator will hear all bylaw notice disputes. This new bylaw adjudication process can reduce the dispute process time from the current six months down to often one month, resulting in cost savings to the Municipality and more efďŹ cient use of bylaw ofďŹ cer time. Currently there are more than 40 local governments in B.C. that have worked with the province to set up an adjudication process. Visit kelowna.ca/bylaws for more information on the new process. For more information, contact: Dave Smith, Director of Planning and Development Services District of Peachland 250 767-6055 Ext. 108

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Loretta Robinson, Peachland Visitor Centre tourism services coordinator, displays the attractive tourism logo and slogan to grace the 2011 Official Visitors Guide. Photo Cindy Fortin

isn’t a big enough population in Peachland to support them. A lot of residents in Peachland really enjoy our local businesses and would be very, very sad and inconvenienced to lose any of our businesses here. But they will not survive unless they have a healthy tourism season.� The attractive Destination Peachland watermark, or logo, depicts a warm sun image over rippled water. Robinson points out that the logo for the new guide is in no way a change of logo for the District of Peachland, as was misunderstood in the past. “In 2008 there was a whole contretemps and misunderstanding. To be very clear on what this is, it is a tourism logo

or word mark. Not a District of Peachland corporate logo. This is just to do with destination tourism marketing, and it’s just to give us a good graphic standard.� One page of the new Peachland Visitor’s Guide will be dedicated to peaches, and the Visitor Centre is asking for submissions of fresh peach recipes from the local community. They are hoping to put three recipes in. They also encourage photo submissions for their image bank. Once in print, the guide will be able to be downloaded from their web site at peachlandvisitorscentre@shawcable.com. If you have any questions or submissions, you can visit the site or call 250.767.2455.

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Editor’s Perspective When children sneak into politics Christie Clark phoned me. She M CINDY FORTIN wants me to support her in her bid PEACHLANDVIEW@SHAW.CA to win the Liberal leadership race. It was mostly a one-sided conversation. I tried to ask a question or two, but she talked on and on. It was almost like it was a recording. It occurred to me afterwards, that I had no official Liberal affi liation -- or loyalty to any particular political party, for that matter. Now that I think about it, she may have been trying to reach my daughter. I recall an envelope that arrived in the mail for my middle child the other day. It was marked “Liberal Party of BC.” My daughter doesn’t live at home anymore, but I still receive correspondence for her from time to time. Could it be that she has become a paid member of the Liberal Party? My daughter snuck out behind my back and became a practicing Liberal? Wow. You give birth to them, you raise them, you try to teach them well, but in the end you must set them free to make their own decisions. I guess I should be grateful she isn’t into the Marijuana Party. I just hope she doesn’t come out of the photocopier looking like Gordon Campbell. (Re: the anti-Liberal TV commercial attack ad.) Now, I’m not bashing the Liberals. As I said, I have no loyalty to any political party. Still, I never fail to vote, as I strongly believe it is a citizen’s obligation to pencil in an X on one of those ballot squares. I just can’t dedicate myself to one set of party principles, or lack thereof. Instead, I look at it as voting for the lesser of two evils. In the interest of maintaining the family pecking order, if my daughter is truly a Liberal, then I should purposely vote NDP in the next election, to cancel out her vote, to prove that as her mother I am still in charge. But that would be petty, and I don’t want any of my kids feeling like failures and moving back home, (especially moving back home). So, I think I’ll just weigh my options should Premier Christy Clark (err, I mean the winner of the Liberal leadership race) call a provincial election. If Christy Clark is that person, then I will consider her as well. I actually like Christy. (We’re on a first name basis, now that she’s phoned me). I’ve always enjoyed her radio talk show, The Christy Clark Show, which she has had to set aside during her campaign. I know she is headstrong, forthright, and can even be bullish at times, and that worries some constituents. It’s the same old double-standard though -- strong, outspoken women are called an unflattering name, while aggressive headstrong men are “good party leaders.” Admittedly, Christy does have some skeletons, including her possible involvement in the BC Rail scandal. But I say, don’t sweat it, Christy. Take a page from Gordon Campbell’s notebook and: Don’t waste time denying and feeling shame. Instead, seek out a lowly ministerial aide on which to place the blame. Surely, there are one or two still kicking around who would be willing to do some jail time for you, should the need arise. On February 26, the BC Liberals will elect their new continued page 5 see Editor’s Perspective

The Hudson’s Bay Company – Canadian from 1670 to 2006 When it was announced recently that nally granted to HBC by the British King, Target was taking over Zellers, some peo- Charles II, were known as Rupert’s Land ple were upset that, yet again, an Ameri- and included all the land that drained into can company was taking over a Canadian Hudson’s Bay. Although not well defined, company. In fact, Zellers was already an this was understood to be an area from American company. The the Rocky Mountains to Hudson’s Bay company what is now Northern Que(HBC) owns The Bay, Home bec, a huge land mass. Outfitters, Fields and owned HBC is the oldest comZellers. mercial corporation in North On January 26, 2006, the America and was incorpoHBC was purchased by a rated by British Royal charSouth Carolina billionaire, ter in 1670. It all started beJerry Zucker. Some people cause two resourceful French consider that date to have explorers named Radisson been a sad day in Canadian and des Groseilliers were history. In 2008, after Zuckconvinced that the Hudson’s er’s death, HBC was sold Bay could be used as a link Eric Hall again to the owners of the in establishing a fur trading MY VIEW American department stores network. New France con“Lord and Taylor”. trolled the trade along the St. The acquisition of Zellers by Target had Lawrence Seaway. been predicted for many years. Zellers HBC established British forts and tradstarted as a Canadian company in 1931, ing posts around the shores of Hudson’s founded by Walter Zeller; it became part Bay and James Bay. Native people brought of HBC in 1978. But the history of HBC furs annually to these locations to trade goes back much further than that. In fact, for manufactured goods such as knives, the history of HBC is basically the history kettles and blankets. The large white of western Canada. building that is York Factory is now a naEstablished in 1670, HBC operated tional historic site in Northern Manitoba, more like a country than a company for continued page 5 the first 200 years. The territories origisee My View: Hudson’s Bay

Peek Into the Past In 1955 Pete Spackman renovated the old Edgewater H Hotel into the Totem Inn, with the totem pole he carved on the left side. On the right side of the hotel was a two-unit m motel. The house behind the station wagon was the original real Chinese laundry. Photo contributed by the Peachland Historical Society


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Editor’s Perspective continued from page 4 give them equal time?) As for my daughter… leader, who will ultimate- I think it’s time that ly become the premier we have a sit-down and of British Columbia. In have that uncomfortable the running are Moira mother-daughter converStilwell, George Abbott, sation that every parent Kevin Falcon, Ed Mayne, dreads. Mike de Jong and Christy I will tell her I love her, Clark. (Is it too late to she is my daughter, but

she is also a grown woman now and must make her own decisions. Political curiosity is a natural part of life and nothing to be ashamed of. And Sweetie…just promise me you’ll wear protection, because politics can get dirty.

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Lighting will not make Drought Hill safe enough Dear Editor: There is no denying Drought Hill is dangerous. Having read the article suggesting lighting the whole hill (Peachland View; January 21, 2011), I must point out that lights are not going to help if the road markings are still not visible. They are worn out at the most dangerous places on the hill. Fluorescent lines should be used to mark the lanes. It is much cheaper and practical than street lights. Cats-eyes could also be a benefit. I am amazed at the speed people go up the hill in the center lane. Obviously, the cost of gas is not that big of a deal, but the lack of clear lane lines is a big deal. Maggie Lovelock

My View: Hudson’s Bay continued from page 4 store opened in Winnipeg in 1881. The original six near Churchill. But 300 major department stores years ago, this was the most were in Victoria, Vancouimportant British trading ver, Edmonton, Calgary, post in the fur trade. Saskatoon and Winnipeg. In trading with native Retail expansion across the people, HBC exchanged country was achieved by a wool blankets, called Hud- series of acquisitions. son’s Bay point blankets. In 1964 all “Hudson’s The number of indigo Bay Company” stores were stripes (aka points) woven rebranded as “The Bay”. into the blankets identified Retail expansion continits weight and size. ued with the purchase of The company expanded Zellers, Fields and Simpinto the interior establish- sons in 1978. However the ing trading posts along the economic downturn in the great river network of the 1980s put an end to expanwest. English and French sion and left HBC with a fur traders were in fre- lot of debt; some non-core quent confl ict, until 1759, assets were sold. when the British defeated Expansion continued in the French army in Que- the 1990s with the acquibec. sition of Woodward’s in HBC also had a serious 1993 and K-Mart Canada competitor, the North West in 1998. In 1999, a major Company, based in Mon- competitor, Eaton’s, went treal. Founded in 1783, bankrupt and HBC acthe North West Company quired some of those lomerged with HBC in 1821, cations. By 2000 HBC was at a time of decline in the Canada’s largest retail defur trading business caused partment store chain with by the over-harvesting of 99 Bay stores, 300 Zellers animals such as the beaver. stores and 105 Fields stores. After the merger, HBC had But in January 2006, a virtual monopoly on fur HBC was sold and was no trading in the west. They longer a Canadian compadid not encourage settle- ny. It was purchased by Jerment of the west as this ry Zucker, an Israeli-born might interfere with their American businessman. fur trading business. Zucker had been buying By 1870, the fur trade HBC shares for several was fi nished as a major in- years and had ambitious dustry. HBC relinquished plans for the company. its ownership of Rupert’s Those plans were cut short Land to the new country of by his sudden death from Canada, but continued as a brain cancer in 2008, at the fur-collecting and market- age of 58. ing agency. They converted After his death, HBC was many of the fur trading sold to Lord and Taylor posts into general supply (L&T). L&T, based in New stores. York City, is the oldest upThe fi rst department scale, specialty-retail de-

partment store chain in the United States. Today HBC operates 92 department stores across the country with fashion as its primary product range. In downtown Toronto, the Queen Street store, formerly Simpsons, has over a million sq ft of retail space. It includes, on the third floor, “The Room”, an upscale women’s clothing location with over 20,000 sq ft of expensive designer labels. The parent company of L&T, NRDC Equity Partners, is planning growth in the upscale fashion market and considers the purchase of HBC as a key part of its strategy. Today, Sears is considered to be the major competitor to The Bay. For Zellers, the expansion of Wal-Mart in Canada has brought intense competition and reduced profits. Clearly Zellers stores were not part of the market segment that interested L&T. One of the problems faced by Target in acquiring Zellers will be to separate its operations from those of The Bay. Ten years ago, HBC chief executive George Heller merged the wholesale distribution systems of Zellers and The Bay, in order to save money. Now that process will have to be reversed, it may take a while. Personally,I’m just glad that my wife can’t easily visit the 20,000 sq ft of designer clothing in The Bay store on Queen Street in downtown Toronto. On the other hand, the bargain bin at the United Church in Peachland is very easy to get to.

Proponent of FSA in schools Dear Editor: There is really just one reason for the ongoing controversy over the Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA). It is that the teachers' union is opposed to the use -- by any organization or individual -- of any school-level student assessment results to publicly rate schools. My reading of the 13-year history of the FSA and the public statements and actions of union officials during this period supports this suggestion. Why does the union object to this use of student assessment results? It does so because such ratings enable anyone to compare schools on a student performance measure that might be construed to reflect on the effectiveness of its union members. There is, therefore, one critical question that should be asked and debated before any action is taken regarding the FSA: As a society, do we believe that the public should be able to compare schools that are funded in whole or in part by taxpayers on the basis of student performance data of any kind? I believe the teachers' union would answer in the negative. But, if the union were to surprise me and respond in the positive, then we need a thorough public discussion on this question. Peter Cowley, Director of School Performance Studies The Fraser Institute

Day leaves more questions than answers Dear Editor: I have just finished reading Stockwell Day’s weekly 'Let me pat myself on the back again' column in the Peachland View (January 21). As usual, I am left yet again with more questions than answers after doing so. What was to be gleaned from his commentary? If we are to believe Stockwell Day this time, we should blame the opposition parties for any early election call. Because they do not want the Conservatives to put one over on them by slipping, into the budget, items that are too much for the Canadian taxpayers to shoulder. The main one, of course, being the very substantial tax break they want to hand to large companies, under the guise that this will promote growth in the job market. When did you last see any large company give anything back voluntarily, not counting dividends to their shareholders? The opposition parties are being painted into a corner here, whereby they are damned if they do or don't agree to this sort of political blackmail. If an early federal election is called as a result of Mr. Harper’s slight-of-hand, then the blame should be put squarely where it belongs, on the Conservatives. Mr. Day's last paragraph: 'As usual, just contact the office locally or email if there are items of concern where we can work with you.' Unless your comments flatter Stockwell Day, you may rest assured that you will wait a very long time for any response. Try asking for clarification and you will get the idea. Stockwell Day must be the most fortunate MP in Canada. He should have arrived in the Okanagan by parachute not a jet-ski, that would have been more appropriate after being handed it on a plate by Jim Hart in 2000. I shall now read Jon Christoff 's column in the Westside Weekly, where we can get the true picture of what is really going on. Too bad your publication does not carry Mr. Christoff 's articles so that we all may get a balanced view. K. Ashton

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Royal Canadian Legion - Eye Opener Steak N Eggs for $6.50, 10 am to 1 pm

Jerry Dober Sunday Breakfast Peachland Wellness Centre, 8 - 11 am, for $ 5.75, info. 250-767-0141 Royal Canadian Legion - Super Bowl Fun Day, 2:30 pm

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Peachland Chamber of Commerce Food Safe Course - Scheduled for Feb. 9 has been postponed until further notice. If you have any questions contact the Chamber at 250-7672455.

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Parenting with Pizzazz - 8th annual conference for parents and care providers, Saturday, Feb. 19, 8:30 am at Martin Ave. Community Centre, 1434 Graham St., Kelowna. Come see what a difference a day can make. Free onsite child minding provided. Register early, space is limited. Info. or to register, 250-762-3989.

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Peachland Community Arts Council - Is sponsoring a short story contest for Peachland and Westside residents. There are two categories: Adult and teen. Cash prizes will be awarded. Entry deadline is Satruday, Feb. 12. Drop-off your entry at your local library. For more information call Joan at 250-767-2268 or visit www.

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the Peachland Library Feb. 8 at 6 pm. Explore the subject of water sustainability in the community of Peachland. Come and share your creativity, questions and concerns around this most vital resource. Info. Dora Stewart, 250767-6231.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly - 50+ Activity Centre, 9:30 am, info. 1-800932-8677 or Doreen at 250-767-2132 Variety Singers - 50+ Activity Centre, 9:45 am Peachland Quilters 50+ Activity Centre, 1 - 4 pm Wood Carving - 50+ Activity Centre, 7 pm Royal Canadian Legion - Snooker League play Mon. - Thurs., 1 - 8 pm Royal Canadian Legion - Euchre, 7 pm Ladies Coffee - PWC, 10 am

Royal Canadian Legion - Meat Draw Royal Canadian Legion - Karaoke with Anita, 7:30 pm

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Peachland Baptist Church Gym Night - Kids from Kindergarten Grade 6, Peachland Community Centre, 7 pm Wellness Circle, - PWC, 10 am

Peachland Bridge Club - 50+ Activity Centre, 7 pm, info. 250-767-6407

Royal Canadian Legion, Liver & Onions Dinner

AA at Noon - 50+ Activity Centre, noon

Peachland Lions Club meeting, 7 pm, at the Lions Den, info. 250-767-9034

Royal Canadian Legion - Darts, 7 pm

Chess - 50+ Activity Centre, 1 pm,

Tai Chi - PWC, 6 pm

Wellness Circle - PWC, 10 am

Computer Literacy - PWC, 10 am

Yoga - 50+ Activity Centre 1:30 pm

Photography - PWC, 10 am Sunshine Singers - PWC, 1:30 pm

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 10 Line Dancing - 50+ Activity Centre, 9 am

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 09 Westside Toastmasters - Lakeview Heights Community Center, West Kelowna, 7 - 9 pm CO Model Railway Company Group - Peachland Museum, 7 pm Caregiver Support Program Peachland Wellness Centre, 1 pm Crib & Cards Party - Peachland Wellness Centre, 4 pm

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February 4, 2011

Peachland Views

Taking your life in your hands at Clements

Dear Editor: A stoplight is long overdue, as many of us know, who try to turn left on Clements to Highway 97. One takes their life in their hands, especially in the summer tourist months. I, and others, have gone south down to 13th Avenue to turn around to head back to Westbank, as there is no break in the volume of traffic going north and south. The only stoplight on Highway 97 is at Princeton Avenue to the south and to the north back in Westbank. Because of the tragic death of a gentleman recently at Clements and 97, it has been suggested to some of the merchants in the shopping centre on Clements Crescent that a petition be started. This is one idea and it would be helpful if the citizens of Peachland and others would put forth their ideas to council and the View newspaper, to help the merchants get this access safer for all peoples. I, for one, would go into the Clements Crescent Centre more often, as they have a variety of good services, if it had a safer exit onto the TransCanada Highway 97. Melita Haynes, Westbank, B.C.

Politicians’ confidence in government is irrelevant Dear Editor:  While political leaders around the world are working around the clock trying to stop a devastating global fiscal and economic tsunami, Canadian political leaders are preoccupied developing attack ads, in preparation for an election that by law will not be held for another year and a half. Politicians have a Constitutional obligation to provide law, order and good government. To arbitrarily use a confidence vote to force an election goes beyond the bizarre. A confidence vote serves only one purpose, and that is to undermine the stability of governments, and to insist it is their prerogative to do that defies logic. The basic function of politicians is to review, debate and support or defeat any and all pieces of legislation on its own merits, and that includes the annual budget. Whether or not politicians have confidence in the government is irrelevant. The real issue is whether the people have confidence in governments, and that confidence is expressed during elections. Nothing is more coercive and political hard core than arbitrarily using confidence votes to deep-six the government of the day. Add that to the fact that party discipline has destroyed the democratic process and removed accountability, and it’s no wonder that we have entered a state of anarchy, where the people have lost control of the politicians, and governments have become dysfunctional.   Andy Thomsen, Summerland

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Schmockey tournament offers host of prizes The Spirit of BC Committee would like to remind you about the upcoming Schmockey tournament, on Saturday, February 12.   A wonderful host of sponsors have come out of the woodwork, offering fantastic prizes for participants. Some of those sponsors are: Canadian 2 for 1 Pizza, Big E's, Down Under Irrigation, Ace Hardware, Peachland Pharmacy, Rocky J's Beach Hut, On Beach/Treasure Chest Boutique, Westside Warriors, McDonalds, BeautiControl, Hairspray, Johnston Meier Insurance Agencies Group, Lorraine Bromley, Lisa Kilgour RHN, Epicure, Gasthaus

On The Lake, Blind Angler Grill, Your Dollar Store With More, CD Music, Peachland Fire Dept, the Peachland Chamber of Commerce, and TNI and Effective Printing.  There will be prizes for best dressed team, MVPs and best sportsmanship. Come out to show your community spirit and competitive edge. Hot dogs and refreshments will be available at Cousin’s Park, for a

donation. There will be a Jack Daniels burger and a beer available for $10 at the Blind Angler, for Schmockey players only. Hurry up and get your team entered for the early bird draw by February 10. Registration on February 12 starts at 10 am, with the first game starting at 11 am. The event will take place at Cousin’s Park, next to the community centre. Registration is free, and all ages are welcome. Call 250.767.2723. Submitted by Rochelle McFarlane, Spirit of BC Committee

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Dear Editor: The New Monaco developers are moving fast. They want to put 2700 housing units and 50 stores into the 'Ryder' orchard at the north end of town. This will bring 6318 more residents into the Peachland watershed; they will be joining the other 5000 people the Full breakfast menu / Daily lunch & soup specials Ponderosa development plans to sell houses too near the golf course. Take out available. Next Tuesday, February 8, they will ask council to give first and second reading to a motion to amend the Peachland Official Community Plan.  I'll be attending that meeting next Tuesday morning when the New Monaco developers Winter Hours of Operation will present their vision for Peachland's future to council.  Mon - Fri 7:00 to 5:00 I will stand and say: No. I object to this planning process. A development the size of Sat - 8:00 - 4:00 New Monaco profoundly changes the vision Peachland residents have agreed to in the Official Community Plan. The recent council's practices of using the amending procedure Sun - 10:00 - 3:00 to fast track huge new town developments violates the reason for having an Official Community Plan.  The  Official Community Plan  was  developed with considerable public input. It  says what a community wants to see in terms of land use. We have it to guide future growth. The OCP clearly says no to planning the kind of urban sprawl onto agricultural land being proposed by New Monaco.  The Water Master Plan clearly plans only for a population of 10,497 by 2027. Watershed We invite you to be our friend on FACEBOOK - updated daily with our lunch and soup specials as well as Rocky J’s events! research out of UBC (see Harma) in 2010 clearly indicates there is inadequate and insufficient data about water supply in Peachland to be planning to triple our population.           (Reference: Changing with the flow: an analysis of water supply and demand in a subwatershed of the Okanagan basin, British Columbia; by Kirsten Joy Harma, MSc) 

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Lots on the parliamentary plate this week

Focusing on the revenue side of the budget

I was out of town most of last week, a number of economic issues related to mainly fi nishing up a series of round ta- doing business in Canada and overseas. ble meetings on the economy. I went from On that point, Prime Minister Harper Comox to Vancouver, then Edmonton, was in Morocco to announce the beginMontreal and Quebec City. ning of free trade talks. Currently CanaThe target audience was local business dian exporters and importers do about a people, representatives from post second- third of a billion dollars in trade there. A ary institutions and some non-profits. lot of that is our agriculture products so (One business guy, smiling, observed that this will be another boost for our farmit had been a tough year for him so he al- ers. most could have been classified with the Also, a trade deal there would do a lot 'non-profits'.) to open up access with Most of the feedback had the African and Mediterto do with how to clear ranean markets. While he away red tape that can be was there the PM made a burden to business, and comments about our conways for small business to cerns on the situation in handle the credit crunch Egypt. Plans are also in many are feeling. At every play to evacuate Canadisession I was reminded ans who may be unable to that it is businesses, not get out. governments, who create So, as you can see...lots the vast majority of full on the parliamentary plate time jobs. this week. If businesses are able to I'll be back on Thursday be successful they will hire night and Friday morning more people and buy more  WEEKLY COMMENTARY for meetings in Vancouproducts to move their STOCKWELL DAY, MP ver related to my duties enterprises along. All of as Regional Minister for that adds up to fueling the BC. Friday afternoon and economy and keeping our standard of liv- Saturday I'll be right here in paradise for ing at one of the best levels in the world. constituency meetings. Th is theme was common, whether Some of you were saying that you had being voiced by a restaurant owner in glimpsed me on TV hobbling around Comox or a high tech manufacturer in with a cast and crutches. I'd love to tell Quebec City. The feeling was we were you that I got injured by doing something generally on the right track but could be heroic. Actually, I got hit while on a predoing better in a number of specifically dawn run, but not by a speeding train. mentioned areas and issues. It was a large (unleashed!) speeding dog I can guarantee that some of what we that sent me flying through the air, landheard will make it into the budget next ing upside down on the pavement and month. Stats Canada just released the lat- tearing my ankle ligaments in the proest figures on the state of our economy. cess. They showed that our economy has now So to my fellow Okanagan runners who grown for five consecutive quarters and I met up with at the Boston Marathon last has lead to a net increase of over 400,000 time, looks like I'm off the early morning new jobs. They also point out that ours is training program for this season. I'll be the strongest economy of all G-7 coun- cheering for you (a few pounds heavier) tries. in April from Okanagan's sunny shores. Something seems to be working. Train hard and beware of speeding dogs. Th is week will be packed with 'to do' My injury has all-party support in paritems in parliament. We will be pursuing liament. My Conservative colleagues are pleased that my right foot was not hurt. And my Opposition friends are pleased to see me leaning distinctly to the left . Cheers.

Last week I had the opportunity to is- told for this year, roughly $39 billion. sue the notice of recall for our provinAs you can see, many of the revenue cial legislature. On Monday, February sources listed are subject to f luctua14 the third session of the 39th Parlia- tions. A rise in unemployment decreasment will commence. The session is not es income and HST related tax revenue. expected to be a lengthy one as a new Market conditions can also have a sigpremier will not be decided until Satur- nificant impact on resource royalty revday, February 26. enue. Even something as trivial as the The official opposition will also be weather can have an impact on the natselecting a new leader on April 17. As ural gas market and also on ICBC payyou can appreciate there will be many outs with respect to accidents in winter events and changes for British Colum- road conditions. It is for these reasons bia’s political landscape over the next that annual BC budgets also contain a 100 days. contingency to help offset the impact of Also, within this time frame will be these variables. In the case of the 2010both the Speech from the Throne and 2011 budgets the contingency is set at the new BC budget. Over $450 million. the next two weeks I To give you a historiwould like to focus more cal perspective on this on BC’s finances so all year’s budget of roughly citizens will have a bet$40 billion, consider that ter understanding of our roughly a decade ago in current fiscal position. 1999; the budget at that For the 2010-2011 fiscal time called for just over year, your province is op$21 billion in spending erating on a budget that on revenues of $20 bilincludes roughly $40.6 lion or, in other words, billion in spending from a deficit budget in excess expected revenues of just of $1 billion. over $39 billion. In short, As you can see in just this is a deficit situation  WEEKLY COMMENTARY over 10 years time both of roughly $1.6 billion. revenue and spending In this week’s report I BILL BARISOFF, MLA have basically doubled would like to focus on the to the current levels of revenue side. Where does roughly $40 billion anthat $39 billion come from? Surpris- nually. Remember that next time you ingly, only $17.2 billion comes directly hear someone mentioning “budget from direct taxation. This amount in- cuts”. Of interest is that of the $20 bilcludes income taxes, corporate taxes, lion in revenue for 1999, roughly 65 per the HST, fuel, carbon, cigarette and cent or 13 billion was collected directly property transfer tax are all collectively from taxation. Today’s taxation revenue part of this amount. The resource sec- of $17 billion amounts to 44 per cent of tor through royalty sales in areas such the provincial revenue stream by comas forestry and natural gas adds a fur- parison. This is in large part from havther $3.2 billion. ing some of the highest income tax rates Fees, such as your MSP premiums, in Canada, to now having the country’s post-secondary and motor vehicle relat- lowest personal income taxes for anyed charges total $7.8 billion. Transfers one earning under $100,000. Next week from the federal government towards I will focus on the spending side of the health and social service related ex- budget. penses brings in a further $7.6 billion, and lastly our Crown corporations such as BC Hydro, the Liquor Distribution Branch, ICBC and BC Lotteries collectively bring in roughly $3 billion. All

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Teenagers work for no pay at PWC! Conscious Eating – By Lisa Spalleck is a “Valentines Crib and ments completed last fall You don’t have to say Card Night”. Our lovely and winter. They hosted How many teenagers do youth will be hosting the a Christmas Craft Day you know who will work event and Peachland se- for local children, vol‘No’ for no pay? We are so very niors are invited. It will unteered for the Youth By Lisa Kilgour, RHN

As a nutritionist, most assume that my job is to tell you what to eat, to look down upon your favourite snack and say “No”, to tell you you’re never allowed to eat your favourite foods again, and to give you a very long (and scary) list why. I can see why a nutritionist and dentist can elicit the same amount of fear. Now, how fun is that job? I like food, I enjoy eating food, and as my friends and family can tell you, I’m really stubborn. My mind would not put up with that philosophy with my own eating, so there’s no way I can do that to someone else! My first attempt at removing dairy (my main food sensitivity) from my diet was not a very good experience. I became a very mean person if anyone dared to eat dairy in front of me, and after four months of this torture, I binged on dairy (cheese being my favourite) for four years. Yes, four full years. But for most of us a healthier diet will help us feel enormously better. Your runny nose, sore joints, acid ref lux, and stomach ache can feel much better with a few simple changes to your diet. But anyone who has tried a new diet can say – “simple” dietary changes aren’t very simple. So I went looking for another solution, another idea that would help my family, my clients, and me feel better without having the stress of dramatic (or “simple”) dietary changes. What I wanted to find was a way of eating that welcomed new foods and changes, KELOWNA TOYOTA make things better

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without the stress of saying “No” to that favourite chocolate snack. A way of eating that would even make my stubborn brain happy. That’s when I discovered Conscious Eating -- changing how you eat before changing what you eat. This has been a very effective tool in my own life and in my practice. Yes, you can have that bag of chips, but you can’t eat it in front of the TV. Yes, you can have that hot chocolate, but you need to find a quiet spot to drink it. You don’t have to say “No” to that craving, just change the location of where you’ll eat it. You’ll quickly notice that you won’t want to eat the entire bag of chips, just maybe one or two to satisfy the craving. It’s all about eating with intention and being fully present with your food. Once you begin to really taste and enjoy your food, it becomes much less emotional, and dietary changes are actually easy. (Yes, I said easy). Remember, at the beginning, concentrate on how you’re eating, then look at what you’re eating. Believe me, changing how you’re eating is the hardest step! Food changes are a walk in the park once you’ve mastered Conscious Eating. Sit down, relax, and enjoy your food again. Lisa Kilgour is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist living and working in Peachland. To find out the underlying cause of your digestive symptoms, or to find the diet that helps you feel your best, visit EatMoreRealFood. com or call 250.869.9434.

Fun Day at the community centre and sold used books at the Christmas Craft Fair to raise funds to sponsor a family. After all their hard work they had over $300 to spend on a family of five and were able to buy gifts and all the makings for a fabulous Christmas dinner. These young women are learning at a very young age what takes many of us years to discover. They are getting great work experience that will provide them with many skills they can use in the future and it may help them discover just what career path to take. They already know that volunteering is one of the most valuable experiences of your life. It is a double win, your community benefits from your work and you benefit from your experiences. If you would like more information on volunteering, or any program at the Peachland Wellness Centre, please check out our website at www.peachlandwellnesscentre.ca or call 250-767-0141.

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take place Wednesday, February 9 from 4 to 6 pm at the PWC. Please come out and support our youth. I am sure you will be in for a treat, and who knows, you may be Peachland’s next crib champion! Coming up this spring is the PWC Youth 3rd Annual “Walk for Polio” in conjunction with Rotary International. In May they will be hosting this event, not only to raise funds for polio, but also to raise awareness of the disease. Our own local Rotarians will be assisting them on the day of the event, and also gave generously last year. Everyone is welcome to run, walk or rollerblade their way down our beautiful new walkway in support of this great cause. Look for more details in April. The teens hope to improve on last year’s great success, so stay tuned! Also watch for the “Car Wash” fundraiser they are planning this spring, with all proceeds going to the Make a Wish Foundation. They are very proud of the many accomplish-

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fortunate to have five dedicated young women, still in high school, who do just that for the Peachland community. They belong to the Peachland Wellness Centre (PWC) Youth Volunteer/Leadership program, and we are a much richer organization because of it. When I sat down with these five delightful ladies the other day I asked them, “Why do you volunteer at PWC?” Lauren Boorman and Janelle Glover said they liked to help the community. Julia Anderson said growing up in Peachland is great, and this is a great way to give back. Jeneya Clark liked the fact that she could do something right here in Peachland, and Michelle Boorman said the fact that the program is “youth run” is what drew her to it, and the fact that Wendy Howard, their mentor, gives them the freedom to come up with their own ideas for the program. And let me tell you they have great ideas! The next event they have planned

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Peachland through Tania’s Eyes Another successful Burns Night at 50+ By Pat Grieve

A winter stroll along Centennial Way walkway at Beach Avenue on a crisp, sunny Sunday. 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.

The birthday of Scotland’s bard was once again celebrated at the 50+ Activity Centre last Friday evening. The crowd of 110 people was royally entertained by lively speakers, good food and exuberant dancers. Master of Ceremonies David Matthew first introduced haggis bearer Tom McLuskey and orator James Wood, who marched the haggis into the hall, with David Cain providing the traditional bagpipe accompaniment. The ‘Address to the Haggis’ was spoken by Jim Wood with his usual flair and style as he wielded the knife and slashed “the chieftan o’ the puddin’ race”. The ‘Selkirk Grace’, which was given by Jim MacLean, preceded the traditional roast beef dinner catered so ably by the Peachland Auxiliary to KGH Foundation. Of course, the haggis took a special place on the buffet and was truly enjoyed by

Piper David Cain leads in haggis bearer Tom McLuskey, followed by orator James Wood, at the 50+ Activity Centre for their annual Robbie Burns night. Photo Contributed

all, even those who thought they wouldn’t like it! Speakers after dinner were: ‘Toast to the Queen’ by Tom Montgomery; ‘Toast to the land we left’ by Bill Bryson; ‘Toast to the land we live in’ by Sandy Hills; ‘Toast to the lassies’ by Tom McLuskey; and the ‘Ladies reply’ by Lillian McLeod. Featured speech of the evening was ‘The immortal memory’ by Louise Corbeil whose eloquent style and ably researched work held the audience’s interest very well. Dancers from the Argyll Scottish Dance Club, led by Barbara Fay, showed their

enthusiasm with many numbers. Some performances were by tiny girls who jumped with abandon, and others who even managed to do the Sword Dance without any missteps. A short sing-a-long of Scottish songs by John Sugars and Jim Wood, accompanied by Mary Kerckhove on the piano, completed the evening, with the whole audience joining hands for Auld Lang Syne. It was a great evening and organizers wish to thank all who helped make this another successful evening for the Peachland & District Retirement Society.

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Note that while you do not need to have Commercial (Comprehensive) General Liability Insurance, or up-to-date WorkSafe BC coverage to register, you will have to meet these requirements prior to working on any ministry projects. Only owned or leased-to-own equipment is eligible for registration. Equipment may only be registered in one area in any given year. Seniority is not transferable area to area. The deadline for new registrations for the 2011/2012 fiscal year is midnight on Friday, March 18, 2011. Late registrations will be accepted, but may appear at the bottom of the open list. Note that there is no charge for registering new equipment, or for changing or deleting equipment information already listed. Register through the Okanagan Shuswap District Office at: 1358 St. Paul Street, Suite 300, Kelowna You can also phone at 250 712-3660 or send a fax to 250 712-3669 to have the forms mailed or faxed to you.

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she became my wife and our love for each other has become deeper over the years. As a pastor, I have done quite a bit of premarital, as well as marital, counseling and have heard people say that they have fallen out of love with their spouse. I then ask them if they know what love really is. It turns out that most do not and so I direct them to what God says in His holy word. There are three well known Greek words for love: Eros, Phileo and Agape. Eros is sensual or sexual love between marital partners, but that cannot be sustained because, as

Captain and Tennille said in their 1975 song, “Young and beautiful, someday your looks will be gone‌â€? Our love cannot depend strictly upon physical attraction. The word Eros is nowhere to be found in the New Testament. The word had been abused so much, so degraded by the Greeks even at that time, that the concept of sensual love would have been utterly misunderstood, just as it is by many today. The word Phileo is found in numerous places in the New Testament and refers to brotherly love, but that can change when the other person does not act like a brother.

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only seizes opportunities of doing good, but searches for them. Love does not envy‌it is not jealous of the qualities, honour or success of others, but rejoices with them. Love does not boast...it is not puffed up with self. It does not trample on others and treat them with contempt. Love is not proud‌it is not arrogant, but thinks of others better than ourselves. Love is not rude or inconsiderate...it treats others with courtesy and respect and has goodwill for all people. Love is not selfish‌it often neglects its own for the sake of others.

Love is not easily angered‌it will not be angry without a cause, and will not last long. (It is hard to be angry with those we love.) Love does not delight in evil‌it takes no pleasure in the failure of others. It rejoices in the truth -- the truth of God’s word, and when the truth is told. Love always protects‌it endures hardship and is not quick to publish the faults of others. Love always trusts‌it trusts in God’s every word. Love always hopes‌it makes the best of everything as much as it is able. Love always perseveres‌God’s love will keep us together no matter what is going on around us. Love is one of the only things that is permanent. What the world needs now is not simply peace, but the love that can bring that peace‌love sweet love‌the love of Jesus Christ in our hearts.

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The Peachland View

Stand Easy By Patricia Day We are now into the second month of the new year and have a new executive in place. This executive is eager and has energy to make things happen at Branch 69. Branch president Jean Saul is once again at the helm. Dorothy Blair and Patricia Day will be assisting Jean. The other members of the executive are: Ted Cave, Peter Klingberg, Roger Moxley, Bob Menzies, Barrie Hewer and Graham George. Our new Service Officer is Judith Leaman. A new chaplain will be installed at the next general meeting. If you can assist, or perhaps you have some ideas, give an executive member a call. This is your

executive for 2011. At the general meeting held on January 24, there were four new members initiated, as well as the service officer and a vicepresident. Are you a romantic? Valentine's Day is fast approaching. Not sure of what to give your sweetheart? How about buying a couple of tickets to the Still Thirsty Band playing at the Legion on February 12. It is rumoured that this may be their last performance. The tickets are $15 each, which includes admission, door prizes and scrumptious desserts, plus an evening of music. The tickets may be purchased in advance at the Legion. Since this is a ticketed affair, tickets will be necessary.

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What are you doing Sunday afternoon? On February 6, beginning at 1400 hours, Roger Moxley and Bob Menzies have an afternoon of fun planned for you! Super Bowl Fun Day will indeed be an afternoon of delight. They have planned a special menu, which includes a half rack of ribs or beef dip, and Caesar salad. Doesn't that sound yummy? Come on down to watch the game and root for your favourite team as well as enjoy the friendship. Tickets are not necessary, so grab your coat and plan to spend a warm afternoon at the Legion. Have you been to karaoke lately? Anita now comes to Branch 69 on the first and third Saturday of the month. Put on your

dancing shoes and practice your songs for Saturday night. The snooker teams are busy, as well as the dart teams. Do you like cards? There are tables of euchre on Monday nights and they are looking for more players. Games of chess and cribbage are also encouraged. Last week, we said 'good-bye' to Don Rennie. Some of you may not be familiar with the tradition of the Last Poppy ceremony. After Reveille is played members of the Legion lay a poppy in respect for the departed. Yes, this is another time that the poppy plays a role in the life of a legionnaire. It is a gesture to remember the departed. ...'til next time.

Keeping Active in the Winter By Cheryl Wiebe Surprise -- winter has not gone away, so you have to continue with some indoor play! Just when we were getting used to the mild weather and the diminishing snow piles, it seems that Mother Nature has some other plans (as she should, I guess, it is only February). What better way to kick off the month than to try to a 5 K Fun Walk or Run. February Freeze Up is this Sunday, February 6 at 11:30 am. Participants will follow a route along Beach Avenue and the foreshore of Okanagan Lake. This scenic route is subject to winter conditions. Registration is only $25 and participants will receive a souvenir t-shirt.

Are your kids getting bored this winter? Keep them busy with one of our daily programs: • Creative Kids (4-7 yr), Monday, 3 - 4 pm, February 14 - March 14 • Family Badminton, Tuesday, 6:15-7:15 pm, weekly, through March 15 • Soccer (5-7 yr), Tuesday, 4 - 5 pm, February 15 - March 15 • Soccer (9-11 yr), Tuesday, 5 - 6 pm, February 15 March 15 • Art is for Everyone (10-13 yr), Tuesday, 6 -7 pm, February 15 - March 15 We also have a variety of fitness, dance, art and yoga classes for adults. For more program information visit www.peachland.ca or call 250-767-2133.

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