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dressed students at an assembly and answered questions from students. At 10 a.m. Guichon attended the Peachland Wellness Centre for a tour of the facility, followed by a welcome reception at the Peachland Historic Primary School at 11:15 a.m. The lieutenant-governor’s visit to the Peachland Historic Primary School began with a 15-minute tour of the building before being welcomed at a reception in Mary Smith Hall. At the welcome reception Her Honour met with invitSee LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR on page 2

See PEACHLAND on page 3

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Pete Seeger taught us to be aware of the joy around us


MAYOR KEITH FIELDING presents Lieutenant-Governor Judith Guichon with a souvenir cast peach to commemorate her visit to Peachland. The souvenir is a replica of a peach that was picked from an historic orchard on the Ryder’s property, now part of the New Monaco neighbourhood.

Lieutenant-Governor Judith Guichon visits Peachland

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The Peachland Fire and Rescue Brigade will host the tenth annual Schmockey Tournament at Cousins Park this Sunday afternoon. Residents are invited to come out to watch or participate in the family friendly outdoor event. Schmockey is a field version of hockey played with a softball instead of a puck. Peachland Fire and Rescue Brigade president Matt Stoltz says there are no age limits or restrictions to team dynamics and the tournament is organized to encourage recreation outdoors for friends and families alike. Participation in the event is free of charge. Organizers say teams must have a minimum of six players on the field, with as many substitutes as they would like, only entering onto the field with the referee’s permission and signal. Hockey sticks will be provided. Newcomers are welcome and invited to participate in the one-day family event. There will be a live deejay at the event along with fire pits for spectators and players to keep warm. The family event will in-

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The Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia, began her six-day visit to the Okanagan on February 13 in Penticton before reaching Peachland last Monday. Lt.-Gov. Guichon’s visit to the Okanagan also included stops in Summerland, Kelowna, Lake Country, Vernon, Enderby and Armstrong. The lieutenant-governor began her visit in Peachland with a 9 a.m. visit to Peachland Elementary School, where she ad-

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Lt.-Gov. Guichon began her address to the community members by remarking positively about the restored Peachland Historic Primary School building and her affection for the local bat colony. “What a wonderful community project this has turned into. Bravo to those who fought to keep this building alive as part of your heritage and now it is becoming a wonderful community centre, an opportunity for people to gather together and sing, which is close to my heart,” Guichon said. “I think the building has turned out to be wonderful.” Guichon also acknowledged Peachland’s contributions to the country in World War One. “Peachland has a very interesting history, with the Okanagan



was particularly taken with the Peachland Variety Singers’ performance of Beautiful British Columbia and suggested the group record their version of the song.

people having resided in the valley for long before recorded history and then with the advent of modern transportation bringing the earliest settlers here… this is a community that also has the distinction, I understand, of having lost the most of your citizens per capita of any Canadian community in World War One, which we are celebrat-


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and Lt.-Gov. Guichon prepare to cut the cake at a welcome reception in Mary Smith Hall last Monday.



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ing this year the 100th anniversary of the commencement.” The welcome reception included a performance by the Peachland Variety Singers, who sang O Canada and Beautiful British Columbia for Guichon, who requested an encore performance. The reception also in-

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cluded a youth classical performance by Courtney Schumph before Guichon made her way to Kelowna. The last lieutenant-governor of British Columbia to visit Peachland was Steven Point, who attended Peachland’s centennial celebrations in 2009.


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First street in Ponderosa Pincushion development to be called Trails Place Joanne Layh Peachland View The first street in the Ponderosa Pincushion development will be called Trails Place, Peachland council decided last week. The developer chose the name Trails Place because of the geographical relevance to the existing trail network and to achieve consistency with the subdivision name, The Trails. While developers are encouraged to meet with the Peachland Historical Society to discuss proposed street names and to select appropriate names from the street naming master list, on stratified streets they are not re-

quired to do so. If the developer had chosen to select a name from the street naming master list, the Peachland Historical Society would then provide an endorsement of the selected name, which would subsequently be submitted to council for their approval. Trails Place was not a selection on the street naming master list; however, the Peachland Historical Society responded to say they are in full agreement with the proposal and concur with the rationale for choosing Trails Place as the name of the first street. Director of planning and development services Cory Gain told the committee of

the whole last week that while the street is within a strata and the naming of streets within a strata development does not require the official response or approval of the Peachland Historical Society or council, the municipality would like to continue to treat all street names the same way so that there is consistency and everyone is located quickly and effectively. In her recommendation to council, Gain also said in a strata subdivision of 2,000 plus residents, not having street names could be disastrous for access of emergency vehicles. “It is very important for fire and life

safety purposes that emergency personnel can locate properties in the most expedient manner possible. Several years ago it became an issue where we had these larger strata units throughout the Okanagan Valley where calls can be made where there is no street name and it is just numbers,” Gain said. “What came of it was that the 9-1-1 folks had requested us to name these streets so they could effectively find them just as they could find any other property.” Trails Place is a street that loops around then goes off in another direction, which some members of council suggested could be confusing.

It was also suggested that parts of it be called different things such as Trails Avenue and Trails Crescent to indicate there are different circumstances. “That concept was brought forward and the 9-1-1 emergency service providers are much against that kind of naming program where you have the same name with different suffixes because when someone phones 9-1-1 they’re not realizing whether they are on a street, place or avenue,” Gain said. “We like to make sure they’re unique so they can be found easily.” Councillors Condon and Kerbes expressed concerns about the entire street and loop

Peachland Fire and Rescue Brigade to host tenth annual Schmockey Tournament Continued from page 1

clude face painting, hot dogs and refreshments by donation. The event will also include a silent auction, with proceeds going to the Peachland Food Bank. To be a sponsor, donate an auction item or volunteer call George or Rochelle McFarlane at 250767-2723. Teams can pre-register by calling

the same number prior to Sunday. If teams are not able to preregister, same day registration starts at noon with the first game commencing at 12:30 p.m. Awards and prizes will be presented at the end of the tournament. There will be prizes for the best dressed team, sportsmanship, MVP and a trophy for the winning team.

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being called one name, and did not support the staff recommendation to approve the developer’s request. Not approving the motion to accept the name would delay the homeowners from receiving occupancy, chief administrative officer Elsie Lemke said. “They are quite anxious to get this council’s approval for this proposal,” Lemke said.

“My view is they obviously thought about this from a marketing perspective. It makes sense then. You’ve had the discussions with them. I think we should just concede to their request and move on,” Mayor Fielding said. Council approved the recommendation, resulting in the first homes built at the Ponderosa Pincushion development now being on Trails Place.

Peachland Mayor and Council would like to invite community volunteers for a Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast Friday, March 7th 7:00-9:00 a.m. Peachland Community Centre 4450 6th Street RSVP before 12 noon Wed. March 5: Please call 250-767-2133

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Do you know an outstanding volunteer, athlete, artist, business person in the community? If yes, nominate them today for a Spirit of Peachland Civic Award. Nominations are currently being accepted for the following awards: Unsung Hero Lifetime Service Youth Citizen of the Year Citizen of the Year  Peachland Excellence Awards – (recognizing achievements in sports, arts, culture, community service and more)

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 Review the nomination categories and complete the nomination form available: o online at o for pick up at the District Office (5806 Beach Ave) or the Community Centre (4450 6th Street) o by email  Write a nomination letter  Provide 1-3 letters of support  Application deadline is Friday, March 14, 2014 at 12:00 noon  Selections will be based on the nominee’s achievements and contributions for the year of 2013 As well, each year the District recognizes (upon request) the following milestones:  Wedding Anniversary: Peachland Residents celebrating their 50, 60 or 70th wedding anniversary.  Freedom of the Municipality: Peachland Residents who have reached their 100th birthday or to residents who have lived in Peachland for more than 75 years. Completed packages can be returned: o by email to o to the District Office (5806 Beach Ave) o to the Community Centre (4450 6th Street) District of Peachland Civic Awards will be held at the Peachland Community Centre (4450 6th Street) on Friday, May 2, 2014. For more information, call 250-767-2133 or visit



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PEACHLAND VIEWS Resident grateful for fire department’s fast response Ken, Laura, Daisy and Dolly would like to thank our Peachland fire department for their fast response to the fire at our home. We cannot express enough our gratitude for their dedication, kindness and compassion. Thank you also

to our friends Ron and Margie for the safe haven they provided to us when we needed it most. Laura Coris, Peachland

Where does Mr. Hurd stand on council’s uncritical support for some business interests in Peachland? I want to reply in a roundabout way to Mr. Hurd’s call out to residents to express their reaction to his musing about running for council in the 2014 election. Recent council minutes show Peachland council continues to give its uncritical support to some proponents of the business sector in Peachland by granting 11 street parking spaces on Sundays for Farmers and Crafters Market vendors, even though the market fails to attract the participation of Peachland farmers and crafters. I visit the market several times every year expressly to find and support this part of the local economy and I am continually disappointed by their absence. The market may serve the downtown business sector purpose by bringing tourists into town on Sundays, but that is fairly unsatisfying to me, a resident taxpayer of this town. Expanding on this point, as The View story of April 28, 2013 made clear, the residential taxpayers provide 92.6 per cent of the taxes in Peachland, while the business and commercial taxes amount to less than 5 per cent. It seems to me that council needs to pay more attention to satisfying the needs and wants of residents and to improving the existing quality of life that we residents experience. To do that, council needs to pay less attention to the demands of the business and commercial lobbyists such as the market society, the chamber of commerce and various land development groups. In my view, these lobbyists exert far more influence shaping council decisions than is warranted by their contributions to the quality of life or economic

benefits for residents. I have no objection to a self-supporting tourist attraction that helps to keep Peachlanders employed in local businesses, although I do think the children’s park venue is an inappropriate place for commercial enterprise. But I do object to the culture of uncritical support that has developed over several councils for giving projects the go ahead when those projects deliver minimal benefits to the 92.6 per cent of us that council has been elected to represent. The residential taxpayer is bearing the cost burden of infrastructure development for water system expansion, sewer installation, district staff payroll increases, and other infrastructure expansions to service the needs of land developers and other businesses that foresee a profit in expanding the population of this town, and the self-interest of various groups including the district’s bureaucracy. But to date, no one has asked me, a resident of 21 years, whether I want the town’s population to double, triple, quadruple in the next 20 years. No one has asked me what I think will happen to the value of my home when 6,000 new homes come onto the market. I look forward to hearing more about these issues into the next municipal election campaign and I’ll be looking to vote for candidates who show me they can re-engage their critical thinking skills when business and commercial lobbyists speak. Nancy Merrill, Peachland


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Wolfgang Muhs / Special to the Peachland View Instead of a card on February 14, Judy Bedford of the Peachland Food Bank accepted $1,000 from the Rotary Club of Peachland. The funds came from last fall’s gourmet dinner raffle and the Christmas Light Up proceeds. Most of more than $2,000 from the gourmet dinner raffle went towards food bank Christmas hampers. “We are pleased to team up with the Food Bank in providing help to some of our most vulnerable

residents. At the same time, we thank the people of Peachland who made this possible through buying raffle tickets and making donations at the Christmas Light Up,” Peachland Rotary Club president Brian Junnila said. The Peachland Food Bank will soon move to bigger and more convenient quarters near the Wellness Centre. The present site is being donated by the district for a Habitat For Humanity low income housing project. The Peachland Rotary Club plans to be a substantial supporter of this worthy project.

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Pincushion Quilters and the Peachland Art Group held open houses. We hope you had a chance to catch the darling little dancers and actors from Creators Arts Centre Thursday evening. The Artisans’ Showcase was well attended over the weekend, with hundreds of entries. New this year was a beautiful display by the Valley First Nations Senior Society and also the Peachland Woodcarvers and the Writers’ Bloc joined the show.


The Pincushion Quilters have rivalled the Peachland Art Group’s hanging display of loved ones with intricately stitched heart themed squares. There may be a competition brewing for next year! The Friday Art Club had an amazing display in the Little Schoolhouse that included no less than 93 paintings! Following are the winners of the New Monaco sponsored Youth Literary Contest: • First place short story – Christine Se-

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Makayla Savege. Every year the Peachland Arts Council honours the memory of one of our members, Bob Sugden. We award students showing excellence in either literary, performance or visual arts and this year we awarded $100 each to Sarah Klassen, Kaylene Etchysen and

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Sculptures by Maureen Werner at the artists’ exhibition at 4th Street Place.

Lil Marshall, Maureen Nason, Phyllis Papineau, Su Johnston, Anita McConnell, Judy Wyper, and Georgie Boyle (left to right) at the Artisans’ Showcase.

grateful to the mayor and district council for their continued support of the arts in our community. But most of all we are thankful to all our volunteers who worked so tirelessly this last week to put on a great festival. The highlight of the festival this year had to be Peachland’s very first flash mob at the opening ceremony, which was staged by Phyllis Papineau’s Variety Singers.

Raffle prizes at the entrance table to the arts exhibition.

A collection of paintings of different artists’ “other halves”; various family members.





Shalaya Leoppky, who are each involved in dance and performance. Brian Willman of Telus was on hand to deliver a cheque for $7,500. The Peachland Arts Council is grateful to have been successful in obtaining a grant from Telus and the funds will be used for youth workshops in the coming year. Mayor Fielding officiated the weekend opening and we are


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Jerry Dober Breakfast, 8am, Peachland Wellness Centre Peachland United Service, 10am, United Church St. Margaret’s Anglican Church Worship, 10am, St. Margaret’s Anglican Church Emmanuel Church Workship Service, 10am, Peachland Elementary School Peachland Baptist Service, 10:30 service fellowship 11:30am, 4204 Lake Ave. Ukulele Group, 1pm, 50+ Activity Centre. Call 250-767-6574. Meat Draw, 2pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69

Mid-week Study and Conversation Coffee, 9:30am, St. Margaret’s Anglican Church Carpet Bowling, 10am-noon, 50+ Activity Centre Computer Literacy, 10am-noon, all sessions take place at Peachland Wellness Centre Volleyball, 10am-noon, community centre Wellness Circle Fitness Equipment Guides, 10am. Call 250-767-2133 to register for your spot Memory Program, 10:30am, Peachland Wellness Centre. Preregistration required. AA, 12-1pm, 50+ Activity Centre Men’s Coffee, 1pm, Peachland Wellness Centre Friendship Tuesday/Movie, 1-3:30pm, 50+ Activity Centre Memory Program, 1:30pm, Peachland Wellness Centre. Preregistration required. Tween Drop-In, 2:30-5pm, meet at Peachland Elementary. Grades 5-6 Youth Drop-In, 3:30-8pm, Peachland Youth Centre. Grades 7+ Peachland Sparks and Brownies, 5:45-7pm, community centre Bridge (Experienced), 7pm, 50+ Activity Centre

Yoga, 7:45-8:45am, 50+ Activity Centre Indoor Walking, 8-9am, community centre Aerobics For The Not So Young, 9:30-10:30am, 50+ Activity Centre Wellness Centre, 10-12pm, Peachland Wellness Centre. Speaker on second and fourth Wednesdays of the month Memory Program, 10:30am, Peachland Wellness Centre. Preregistration required Bridge Creative Playtime (0-6 yrs) 11am-1pm, community centre Art Class, 1-4pm, 50+ Activity Centre Chess, 1:15-3:30pm, 50+ Activity Centre Memory Program, 1:30pm, Peachland Wellness Centre. Preregistration required. Sunshine Singers, 1:30pm, Peachland Wellness Centre Writer’s Bloc, every second Wednesday of the month, 6:30pm, Peachland Wellness Centre. Tween Cooking Night, 5-7:30pm, Peachland Youth Centre. Lions Den Meeting, 7 pm. 2nd week: 6th Ave. Police Station. 4th week: community centre. Dan 250767-9034 Central Okanagan Model Railway Company Group, 7pm, Peachland Museum

Tai Chi, 9:30am, United CHurch Annex Intergenerational Choir, 9:30am, Peachland Elementary School Bereavement, 10am, Peachland Wellness Centre Volleyball, 10am-noon, community centre Iron and Silk Exercise, 10:45amnoon, 50+ Activity Centre Storytime, 11:30am, Peachland Library. For ages 3 to 5. Until April 24. Peachland Rotary Club Meeting, 12pm, Gasthaus Pub AA, 12-1pm, 50+ Activity Centre Breastfeeding Cafe, second and last Thursday, 1pm, Peachland Wellness Centre. Call 250-7670141 Tween Drop-In, 2:30-5pm, meet at Peachland Elementary. Grades 5-6 Youth Drop-In, 3:30-8pm, Peachland Youth Centre. Grades 7+ Meat Draw, 4pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69 Drop in Floor Hockey (8-10yrs) 4:30-5:30pm, community centre Gentle Yoga, 6-7pm, community centre Bingo, 6:45pm, Doors 5:30pm, 50+ Activity Centre Volleyball, 7-8:30pm, community centre

Indoor Walking, 8-9am, community centre Men’s Coffee, 10am, Peachland Wellness Centre Bridge Creative Playtime (0-6 yrs) 10am-noon, community centre Yoga Beginners, 10:30-11:30am, 50+ Activity Centre Friday Art Club, 1pm, 50+ Activity Centre Art Class, 1-4pm, 50+ Activity Centre Tea in the Tranquil Room, 2pm, Peachland Wellness Centre Legotime for Kids, 3pm, Peachland Library. Every other Friday until May 30. Youth Drop-In, 3:30-8pm, Peachland Youth Centre. Grades 7+ Ladies Snooker, 5pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69 Potluck, Meeting, or Entertainment, 6pm, 50+ Activity Centre (4th week of the month only)

awareness about bullying by buying a pink shirt at McDonalds and local Boys and Girls Clubs locations between February 19 and 26. Sales The Tax Program, February 24, support the Okanagan Boys and 1-3pm, Peachland Wellness Centre. Girls Clubs. This is for qualified people only. Petra Keese, February 26, 10 am, Contact the Wellness Centre for Peachland Wellness Centre. The more information at 250-767-0141. Wellness Circle presents Petra Keese Pink Shirt Day, February 26, and the importance pets play in our health. Peachland Youth Centre. Raise

50+ Activity Centre Potluck Supper/Annual General Meeting, February 28th, 5:45pm. All members asked to attend. 24 Hour Famine, February 28, Mount Boucherie Secondary School. The Rotary Interact Club has chosen to support HOPE Outreach by holding the 24 hour famine at the school. Students will raise money through pledges.

MONDAYS Yoga Advanced Beginners, 7:458:45am, 50+ Activity Centre Indoor Walking, 8-9am, community centre Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 9:30am, 50+ Activity Centre Ladies’ Coffee, 10am-11am, Peachland Wellness Centre Tai Chi, 12-1pm, 50+ Activity Centre Needle Arts/Quilting, 1-4pm, 50+ Activity Centre Peachland Guides, 5:15pm, community centre Youth Boxing Club, 6-8 pm, 4th Street Place Wood Carving, 7-9pm, 50+ Activity Centre Fly Tying, 7-9pm, community centre

SATURDAYS Carpet Bowling, 10am-noon, 50+ Activity Centre Dance Church, 10:30am-12:00, Peachland Youth Centre, sliding scale cost of $5-$10. Starts Feb 22. Meat Draw, 3pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69 Boys and Girls Club, 3-5pm, Peachland Youth Centre. Ages 6-12. Youth Drop-In, 5:30-9pm, Peachland Youth Centre. Grades 7+

UPCOMING EVENTS Girl Guides Thinking Day, February 22, 11:10am, community centre. The Naitaka District Girl Guides and their families with passports in hand will be exploring the world of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in 14 different countries including Fiji, Egypt, New Zealand and Chile. Tickets are limited, reserve in advance. Dance Church, February 22, 10:30am-noon, Peachland Youth

Centre. Creates a safe environment for tuning into the deeper aspects of spirituality through authentic movement. Sliding scale cost of $5-$10. Call 250-354-3428 for information. Schmockey Tournament, February 23, registration starts at 12pm, first game 12:30pm, Cousins Park. Auction, colouring contest, cake walk. Hot dogs and beverages by

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Community program to help residents with tax returns very proud to be the host for the Canada Revenue Agency community volunteer income tax program. For the past 12 years, the wellness centre has

Lisa Spalleck Special to the Peachland View It’s tax time and once again the Peachland Wellness Centre is here to help! We are

been a partner in this program, providing administrative support and confidential space for their trained volunteers. Each year these volunteers, including


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Dave, Bill and Suzanne here in Peachland, help over a half million Canadians file their tax returns. The program is available to help individuals who are not able to complete their income tax and benefit returns by themselves. To be eligible, your tax situation must be simple with an annual income of less than $30,000 for a single person. Volunteers cannot complete returns for more complex situations such as for a deceased person, self-employed individuals or someone with rental income or capital gains or losses. The Federal Government of Canada has been collecting

our taxes since 1917. Prior to the First World War, Canadian governments were reluctant to impose income taxes as they were focused on encouraging immigration to our country. However, wartime expenses changed that focus and a “temporary” tax was introduced. Despite these new taxes, the government still accumulated considerable debts during the war and has needed this source of revenue ever since. Many people may not realize that filing an annual tax return is vital to ensuring that you receive all the government benefits that are available to you. The in-

formation you provide in the process sets the limits for GST credits, Pharmacare allowance, and the guaranteed income supplement, just to name a few of the benefits. It is also interesting to note that there are many sources of money people can receive that are not taxable in Canada. Some of these include gifts and inheritances, lottery winnings, proceeds of a life insurance policy and the capital gain on the sale of your principal residence, to name a few. The program starts February 17 and runs until April 17, each Monday from 1 p.m. 3 p.m. The process is

very simple. You can just drop by during those hours or call for an appointment. Don’t forget to bring all your tax forms (T slips and tax packages), along with your 2012 Notice of Assessment. You would have received this form in the mail last spring after you filed your return. Remember, appointments are not necessary. Just come by the Peachland Wellness Centre at 4426 5th Street or call us at 250-767-0141 for more information. For more information email wellnesscentre@shaw. ca, check us out on Facebook or visit www.

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Men and women often dream of jetsetting around the world when they retire. Travelling the globe without worrying about timelines or what’s going on back at the office is something many retirees reward themselves with after a life of hard work. As liberating as world travel can be, retirees still must exercise caution when travelling abroad. The following are a few safety tips for retirees who are ready to make their dream retirements a reality by setting off for parts unknown. • Stay in touch. Escapism is a big part of the attraction of travel for travellers young and old. But while you may want to avoid contact with the

outside world on your travels, it’s still necessary to stay in touch with your loved ones. Retirees who plan to take extended trips overseas should purchase an international mobile phone plan that allows them to use their phones regardless of what country they happen to be in. A quick text message to a son or daughter back home is all it takes to let your family know you are safe and having the time of your life. Work out a communication plan with your loved ones back home before departing, agreeing to contact them via phone call, email or Skype at least once per week for the duration of your trip. This is a good way to

share your experiences and help your relatives rest easy knowing that you are safe. • Don’t store all of your important documents in one place. When travelling overseas, it can be convenient to keep important items like traveller’s cheques, credit cards, passports, and identification in one place. However, storing all of your sensitive documents or financial items in one place is very risky, as a lost or stolen bag can leave you without identification or access to your funds. When travelling, couples should carry their own passports on their persons and split up credit cards and traveller’s cheques. This way you still have access to

your funds, and one of you still has identification should items be lost or stolen. • Make sure your health will not be compromised. Retirees cannot travel in the same manner they did in the carefree days of their youth. Before travelling abroad, visit your physician and get a full physical. Refill any medications you will need during your trip, and speak with your physician about how to handle any medical emergencies while overseas. Carry your physician’s name and telephone number with you at all times, so local medical professionals can contact him or her should you experience a medi-

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Pete Seeger taught us to be aware of the little joys around us Elaine Diggle Peachland United Church Yes, there are only 313 shopping days to Christmas. Why on earth am I talking about Christmas in February, when we are still dealing with our credit card bills? Relax. We are not proposing that the commercial aspects of Christmas should be foremost in our minds year round. However, what I do want to bring to mind is the announcement of God’s angel to the shepherds out on the hillsides watching over their flocks of sheep. “Don’t be afraid, I am bringing you news of a great joy.” When did you last feel a great joy, much joy or even a small joy? Be honest. Most of enjoy certain pleasures, such as our iPods, large TVs and cars with heated seats. But joy, deep joy? Somehow our present day culture seems to have squeezed joy out of our lives, while filling them with pleasure. John Killinger tells a story of a friend of his who told him about two soul-winners in Texas, a novice and a veteran, who would go out each day to win souls for the Lord. At the end of one such day they pulled into the driveway of a house in an area of twoacre lots. There was a

Porsche and a BMW in the driveway and through a large picture window they could see the homeowner relaxed in his recliner with a beer can in one hand and his eyes glued to an enormous screen across the room showing a football game in progress. Just as the veteran soul-winner reached out to ring the doorbell, the novice put a hand on his arm and said, “Just a minute, before we go in, tell me what kind of good news do we have for him?” The man appeared to have everything to bring him pleasure – fancy cars, a beautiful home and a great entertainment centre, similar to the rich farmer in a story Jesus told [Luke 12:16-21]. Jesus said, “The land of a rich man produced abundantly. The rich man thought to himself, ‘What should I do, for I have no place to store my crops?’ Then he said, ‘I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul, soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.’ But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life is being demanded of you. And

the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’ So it is with those who store up treasures for themselves but are not rich towards God.” Pleasures are ephemeral. All too soon we seek some new pleasure; something more exciting; some new version of our toys. Joy is lasting. Joy is of the soul. Most of us have experienced a limited number of great joys in our lives. For many adults, the birth of a child is a moment of such exquisite joy that they can recall it all their lives. However, our lives are often filled with many small joys that we can overlook if we are not open to them. For example, there is the joy of walking down the road with the hand of your trusting young child in yours and the joy of singing with friends, yet so often we

making music together. Joy can change our lives and transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. It is deep, unchanging, and it brings life. May we always be open to and aware of the little joys that surround us.


In the Feb. 14 issue of The View on page 6 the date of the Peachland & District Retirement Society AGM should have read February 28, not February 18. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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are too rushed to take the time for the small joys. Speaking of singing, the gift that singer Pete Seeger brought to thousands of people over the years helped his audience joyfully sing social justice causes into life. It was his song, We Shall Overcome that accompanied the civil rights workers on their marches. If I Had A Hammer and Where Have All The Flowers Gone were emblematic of the anti-Vietnam War protests and kept people focused on the futility of such a war. Turn, Turn, Turn and Kisses Sweeter Than Wine were also popularized by such folk singers as Peter, Paul and Mary. Through his gift of music Pete Seeger brought people together for worthwhile purposes as they shared in the old-fashioned joy of


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