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It was an unusual scene for a Wednesday morning in Peachland, but if you happened to be between the 4000-4300 blocks of Beach Avenue earlier this week, you might have gotten a glimpse of po-

lice cars racing down the street with siren lights flashing. However, the police cars weren’t occupied by RCMP members rushing to an emergency. Rather, they were fake police cars used by a film crew to shoot a police scene for an upcoming feature film. The crews were sched-

uled to shoot the scene from 7 a.m. - 11 a.m. on June 5. During that time production crews closed down certain sections of Beach Avenue for brief moments. Judging by the curiosity of pedestrians in the area, the filming caused more interest than disruption.

The scene was shot for a feature film titled A Sister’s Nightmare. Prior to filming, the production company gave notice to local residents of what would take place. “We will be filming driving scenes along Beach Avenue with fake police cars responding to an emergency who

will be having their siren lights flashing. We want to stress that this is a fake and there is no real emergency,” ASN Productions Inc. location manager Shane Lennox said. The filming took place in the 4000-4300 blocks of Beach Avenue, roughly in between The Gateway and Todd’s RV.

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Grateful resident donates 20 handmade quilts to emergency workers Joanne Layh

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A Peachland resident recently made an extraordinary expression of gratitude to fire crews and emergency workers for saving her home in last year’s fire by donating 20 handmade quilts to various people who served in the Trepanier Forest Fire. Last year when Trepanier area resident Jeanne Nagel was evacuated from her home during the fire, she didn’t know if she’d ever return. “The fire was in my backyard when we left. I just kissed my front door goodbye,” Nagel told The View. “I didn’t think I would have a house to come home to. I cannot imagine the time and the work that these fellas did.” Nagel is an avid quilter with the Pincushion Quilt Guild and the Peachland Quilt Guild. At the time people were being evacuated during the fire, Nagel was so engrossed in a quilting

project that she wasn’t aware of the fire. “I was oblivious to the whole thing. I was downstairs sewing,” Nagel said. Thankfully a neighbour banged on her door and let her know that an evacuation was underway. “I love sewing. It is my passion, my hobby, my whole life,” Nagel said. The proof? When Nagel evacuated she left home with what mattered most to her. “I had a sewing machine to sew on and a couple projects. My clothes were in a pile on the floor. I didn’t even pack a suitcase. Quilts were more important,” Nagel said. “I quilt three times a week with groups and then at home all the other times. I love it … I had decided [to build and donate firefighter quilts] right after the fire but the problem was to find the fabric.” Nagel went to great lengths to source firefighter themed fabrics from various quilt stores in the US, Alberta and Saskatchewan and by

Christmas she had accumulated a mass of firefighter themed fabrics. While she had hoped to find enough fabric to make a quilt for every firefighter, that quantity of firefighter themed fabric just wasn’t available so Nagel had to call it quits after 20 quilts. After she had accumulated the necessary fabric, Nagel set to work for over three solid months to complete all 20 quilts. “I quilt on every day that ends in y,” Nagel said. “I probably put in a good seven or eight hours a day for at least three months to get them done … I enjoyed it. I built them all myself because I wanted to reward them with that.” When it came to distributing the quilts Nagel recruited Glenn Platts, the husband of fellow quilter Lena Platts, to find someone who might know who the quilts should go to. Platts then contacted Peachland fire chief Grant Topham and from there they contacted other agencies involved in


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JEANNE NAGEl (left) presents a handmade quilt to firefighter Hank Guckek (second from right).

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the fire. The handmade quilts were presented to the following: • Peachland Fire and Rescue Service; • B.C. Ambulance Service; • West Kelowna RCMP; • Emergency Support

Service; • Search and Rescue; • Helicopter pilots; • Water bombers; • B.C. Forest Service; and • Central Okanagan Emergency Operations Centre. In addition, Nagel do-

nated a quilt to Slave Lake, a community that is still dealing with the aftermath of their big fire. Nagel has just one firefighter quilt left, which will be displayed in a quilt show later this month before it is donated.

New fire chief promoted from within ranks Over 50 applicants from across Canada, the US and abroad applied for the position of Peachland fire chief but in the end Peachland’s own Dennis Craig was chosen for the top position at Peachland Fire and Rescue Service. The search for a new Peachland fire chief began when long-serving fire chief Grant Topham announced his retirement after serving the community since 1974. Craig began serving Peachland Fire and Rescue in 2000 as a firefighter. Before being appointed Peachland’s new fire chief, Craig served as the department’s training officer. Craig has served Peachland Fire and Rescue in a leadership role since 2007, when he was promoted to assistant chief of training. Prior to that, he worked his way up through the ranks from firefighter to lieutenant to captain to assistant chief. Craig originally hails from Quebec City and relocated to the Okanagan in 1996. “I joined the fire department just months after moving to Peachland,” Craig said in an interview

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with The View, adding that he came to the Okanagan primarily for the lifestyle and wilderness. While the new fire chief has big shoes to fill, Craig says he is looking forward to the challenges. “I’m looking forward to the challenges. I’m looking forward to working with the community, continuing on the legacy with Grant [Topham] as the chief. He’s leaving behind a really good well-trained group of individuals and a good department. So I’m looking forward to that challenge and starting that new chapter of my life,” Craig said. A career in the fire ser-

vice has long been a goal of Craig’s. “I don’t think there’s a kid out there that at one point time hasn’t wanted to become a firefighter. This has been a goal of mine for a very long time and I’ve been working toward it since I joined Peachland’s fire department,” Craig said. Over the past five years Craig has taken many correspondence, fire administration, officer and leadership related courses to help prepare him for this opportunity. “I really enjoy community service … In 1992 I was a member of the Canadian Ski Patrol and that’s when I realized helping people, working with the public and that sort of work is what I really enjoy doing,” Craig said. Craig worked his way up in the Canadian Ski Patrol to patrol leader of a group of 30 volunteers in Ontario. The new fire chief has also been served in management positions in the private sector throughout his career, including aviation industry businesses such as Kelowna Flightcraft. Craig will begin serving as Peachland’s fire chief on June 19.

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Parts of Peachland to experience power interruption on June 20 Joanne Layh Parts of Peachland will experience a lengthy power interruption later this month as BC Hydro makes electrical system improvements in the Peachland and Fish Lake areas. The power interruption is scheduled to take place between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 20. The power interruption is expected to impact the following areas: • Lipsett Avenue from Ait-

kens Road; • Heighway Lane; • Renfrew Road; • Topham Place; • Part of Bulyea Avenue to Topham Place; • Along Highway 97 S. from Renfrew Road to past North Beach Road and including all side roads; and • Fish Lake, Bathville, Shingle Creek, and Isintok. BC Hydro is advising customers in effected areas to prepare for the interruption and protect their equipment from

damage by taking the following precautions: • Turn off all lights; • Turn off all electrical heaters and major appliances; and • Unplug all electronics. To prevent an electrical system overload, BC Hydro is also asking customers to plug in only those electronics and appliances they really need in the first hour after power is restored. For more information customers can contact BC Hydro at 1-800-7693766.

Hotel is still in the works at Tabletop Mountain Resort, developer says

Gardeners reminded to recycle plastic plant pots If you’ve been gardening around your home this spring and have plastic flowerpots and plant trays you’re not going to re-use, don’t forget to add them to your recycling cart. Waste reduction facilitator Rae Stewart says everything from large nursery flowerpots for shrubs and trees to small planting trays for annual bedding plants, perennials, vegetables, and herbs can all be recycled. “All household plastics #1 through 7 are accepted in the curbside recycling program, and these plastics from your plants are no different. Just ensure your garden

pots or trays are cleaned of all dirt before you recycle them. Unfortunately, the little plastic tags that identify the plants can’t be recycled - they’re too small for workers at Cascades Recovery to pick up off a moving conveyor, so the tags go into regular garbage,” Stewart says. However, as with other recyclables, residents are asked to rinse or wipe away the dirt before putting them in the recycling cart. Deanne Stephenson, operations manager of Cascades Recovery (the facility where all our recycling ends up for sorting) says, “The markets where the plastics are shipped to

for recycling are watching closely for quality issues, so keeping the plastics clear of dirt, wooden stakes, metal twist ties or other contaminants is essential. Any help residents can provide in this would be welcome.” Nurseries, landscape design contractors, farmers and other businesses with larger volumes can contact Cascades Recovery at 250-491-2242 to arrange for the recycling of their plastics. For more information about recycling, visit re g i o n a l d i s t r i c t . c o m / recycle, email recycle@, or call the Regional Waste Reduction Office at 250-469-6250.

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notice oF Power interruPtion Peachland and Fish lake Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. When: Thursday, June 20, 2013

Approximately $300,000 of treework has been completed recently at the Tabletop Mountain Resort property.

district before summer. “95 per cent of the work is on the hotel. Everybody wants to see something going vertical,” Wilshaw said in a recent interview with The View. Meanwhile, the developers say they are also working on the design of the hotel and winery as well as doing landscaping and irrigation work on site. “There are fish going in the pond this week,” Wilshaw said. “If you go up there now the trees are all in. We’re lining the road on both sides with trees all the way down.” Wilshaw says they are also currently preparing the entry road for paving, curb and gutter work in the weeks to come and on weekends they have had a lot of interest in the cottages at their open house events. Wilshaw says there is still a lot of work involved with the hotel but they

hope to be able to apply for a building permit by the end of summer. “We’re positive,” Wilshaw said, adding that they also expect to apply for building permits this summer to begin construction of several of the presold homes. When operating as Trepanier Manor Corp. the developers received zoning from the district, invested approximately $6 million in site servicing, built a luxury show home with guest cottage and were permitted to subdivide the property. However, the development was stalled due to an internal disagreement within the partnership that has since been resolved. The project was relaunched last year under a new company name by the three core partners - Scott Wilshaw, Byron Dafoe, and Richard Dudelazk.

We will be making electrical system improvements in the Peachland and Fish Lake Areas on June 20. To ensure the safety of our work crews, it will be necessary to interrupt electrical service for approximately 5 hours. Where: Lipsett Avenue from Aitkens Road, Heighway Lane, Renfrew Road, Topham Place, part of Bulyea Avenue to Topham Place, along S Highway 97 from Renfrew Road to past North Beach Road and including all side roads. As well as all of Fish Lake, Bathville, Shingle Creek and Isintok. To prepare for this interruption and protect your equipment from damage, turn off all lights, electric heaters and major appliances and unplug all electronics. For the first hour after the power comes back on, please only plug in or turn on those electronics and appliances that you really need. This will help ensure the electrical system does not get overloaded. We are sorry for the inconvenience. We will restore your power as soon as we can. Prepare for outages and stay informed by visiting or from your handheld device. Please call 1 888 POWERON (1 888 769 3766) for more information.


While things may seem quiet, Tabletop Mountain Resort developers say work continues to move ahead and they still plan to begin building their proposed hotel project later this year. The site of the MacKinnon Road development formerly known as Trepanier Manor was previously approved by Peachland council for a hotel and 20 cottages. However last November the developers requested some minor changes to the zoning before they move the project forward. The proposed zoning changes included: • The addition of a vineyard; • Increased hotel density from 38 to 58 suites and increased area from 51,300 square feet to 54,000 square feet; • Increased maximum size of cottages to 3,400 square feet; • Increased hotel height by 1.5 metres on approximately one-third of the previously approved roof; and • Increased hotel parking from 63 to 109 spaces. To gain approval for the zoning changes, the developers were required by the district to complete a series of studies to support their request. One of the core partners of the project, Scott Wilshaw, says those studies are now nearing completion and should be ready to submit to the

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Great public transit makes for a great city David Suzuki What makes a city great? Among other things, great cities are tolerant communities that welcome and celebrate ethnic diversity. They support and foster local arts, have access to venture capital to spur entrepreneurship and innovation, and benefit from healthy local environments with clean air, clean water and access to nutritious, locally grown food. New York City is world class, not just because it’s a driver of global finance and a hotbed of cultural innovation; it’s also known for its green spaces, like Central Park and the award-winning High Line. San Francisco is celebrated for its narrow streets, compact lots and historic buildings. These contribute to the city’s old-world charm, but they’re also the building blocks of a more sustainable urban form. They facilitate densification and decrease the cost of energy and transportation for businesses while improving walkability. When it comes to urban sustainability, cities in the U.S. and Canada are employing innovative programs and policies to improve the health and well-being of residents and their local environments, like reducing waste and improving recycling (Los Angeles), containing urban sprawl (Portland), conserving water (Calgary) and passing policies to combat climate change (Toronto). But most cities in Canada and the U.S. are lacking in infrastructure to move millions of people safely and affordably. With some notable exceptions, such as Vancouver and Calgary, no successful rapid transit infrastructure projects have been built in Canadian cities for decades. A recent survey of urban experts and other “city-builders” across

Canada – planners, municipal politicians, academics, nongovernmental organizations, developers and architects – concluded the abysmal state of public transit is the Achilles’ heel of urban sustainability and is holding many cities back from achieving greatness. Furthermore, air pollution from traffic congestion is a major threat to public health, especially for our most vulnerable citizens, like children and the elderly. According to the Toronto Board of Health, pollution-related ailments result in 440 premature deaths, 1,700 hospitalizations, 1,200 acute bronchitis episodes and about 68,000 asthmasymptom days a year. Fortunately, politicians are starting to respond. Ontario’s government plans to spend billions to expand its regional transit system in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, under a plan called the Big Move. It’s also looking at new financing tools to ensure funding levels are adequate and continue into the future. But before we spend enormous amounts on improvements, we need to ensure projects contribute to a region-wide rapid transit network using the latest technology and adhering to the highest sustainability standards. They should also move the most people in the most cost-effective way. Vancouver, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle and New York City have consistently ranked among the most livable cities on the continent, in part because they take the environment into account for planning decisions. They all have world-class public transit systems that move residents in a safe, affordable and sustainable way. Effective transit and transportation solutions can spur economic productivity, protect the environment and improve quality of life.


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Highway 97 Task Force Society still working for Peachland bypass Highway 97 Task Force Society - what’s that? Are they still around? Why should I care? Why should I join? I am sure that many people are asking these questions when they read something in the paper about this group. The answer is yes, the Highway 97 Task Force Society is alive, well, and still kicking, still doing everything in its power to ensure that when then the powers that be decide it is time to make Highway 97 a four-lane high speed highway through our beautiful town that that high-speed four-lane highway is in the mountains above us as a bypass and not destroying our waterfront and cutting our town in two. In the mid-80s, a meeting was held with representatives from all of the municipalities from the border to Armstrong, the then Provincial Ministry of Highways, town economic development representatives and environmental groups. At this meeting it was put forth that Highway 97 was to become (and in fact already was) a major north-south corridor from the USA to points north. Both the provincial government and its American contemporaries were already looking at the possibilities. It was shortly after this meeting that major highway improvements were started. Now the highway from Greata Ranch to the Coquihalla Connector is the only two-lane section left from the junction of Highway 3 just south of Penticton to Armstrong. So far budgetary restrictions have put us on the backburner, but how long can this last? Even now, the collapse of a bridge on Highway 5

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between Seattle and Vancouver and the necessary rerouting of traffic from this major route is pointing out the necessity of alternate routes. Yes, we are going to have that four-lane high-speed highway, the only questions are when and where. There are many reasons for proposing a Peachland bypass. For me, the first and foremost is maintaining our beautiful town as a fabulous place to live, raise families, and enjoy all that nature has provided. This of course includes allowing easy access to the downtown areas from all of the residential areas. It does not include a major highway cutting our community in two. As for tourism, those who want to take time to meander through the Okanagan and enjoy our amenities and views will be delighted to take a route that allows them to do so. And remember all the hassles of heading for Summerland or Penticton while the section of road south of Greata Ranch was being four-laned? Can you imagine the disruption that would be caused by construction of a major four-lane highway on the existing Highway 97 route? Can you picture several years of blasting, heavy equipment moving dirt and rocks, traffic tie-ups, paving equipment, dust and noise, to say nothing of the problems of access to both our upper and lower areas, detours along Renfrew Road, Beach Avenue, Buchanan, Trepanier, or Huston Roads? Do we really want this in our town? There are no current plans on the books as far as I

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know on what shape any four-laning along the existing Highway 97 route would look like, but there have been two sets drawn up in prior years. The first set back in the mid-80s showed service roads on both sides of the four-lane highway, and took out at that time over 100 existing residences. There are many more residences now! The second set was done in the mid 90s and was marginally better. However, it still showed many residences gone, as well as the lake filled in - or out, you might say - all the way from Antlers Beach to downtown. This is no longer allowed under current regulations, so the highway would have to be built into the hillside. The number of residences affected would be dramatically

increased. The Highway 97 Task Force Society is working closely with Peachland council to ensure that when the decision is made to four-lane this section of highway the residents of Peachland are fully involved in the planning. The society has in the past made presentations to council, ministry officials in Kamloops and Victoria, as well as speaking to the minister involved. While it may seem to many that nothing is being accomplished, this is far from the truth. We are the squeaking wheel that is always there, reminding the government that we do care about what happens in our community. And when the time comes for actual planning, we are the voice of a lot of Peachlanders saying, “We want a say in where the highway goes.” The Highway 97 Task Force Society currently has over

500 members. The more members we have, the more credibility we have when speaking on your behalf. We need as many members as we can get, so if you haven’t joined yet, please, please do so. It’s only $10 for 3 years, or an extra $5 for adding all the adult members of your home. Our annual general meeting will be held on June 20 at the Peachland Community Centre, so please attend. Memberships will of course be available there, and I would be pleased to sell you one anytime. To join, call 250-767-2443. Our budget is virtually non-existent so we do rely on help from those who are interested. So far, we haven’t asked our members for much help as volunteers, but when things do start to happen, we will need all the help available. Hope to see you at the meeting. Marilyn Dodd, Peachland

Highway 97 Task Force Society aims to mobilize community The Peachland Highway 97 Task Force Society now offers this update to Okanagan Valley residents who frequently use Highway 97 through Peachland from Salmon Arm/Sicamous all the way down to Osoyoos. The society, which formed in 2007, completed a Highway 97 alternative study and proposal, which was submitted to the BC Ministry of Transportation in 2010. It resulted in a committee being formed by Peachland mayor and council to now formally interact with the highway ministry for valley residents. That now gives our society the presence to interact with the committee of council, enabling resident to have a voice about the bypass option, along with discussions of any upgrades to the present Highway 97 through town, while plans continue with the sug-

gested bypass route on the Westside of Peachland. Many dedicated Peachland/Westbank volunteer neighbours contributed countless hours of research and topography studies, etc. to the Ministry of Transportation officials to show that the local residents and our neighbours to the north and south did not want Peachland to have a four-lane 110 km speed zone dividing our community in half. These Peachland/Westbank neighbours, many of whom you know, are to be congratulated and thanked for their tremendous effort and dedication to prevent Peachland from becoming a divided community. Also to be congratulated are the current 550-plus residents (of the 1,300 families in Peachland) who became members of this organized Task Force Soci-

ety for a $10 fee that helped support these volunteer efforts. Without their fantastic efforts, the Task Force volunteers would not have been able to compile such a powerful presentation. The function of the society now is to mobilize the other 800 or so families in Peachland, as well as residents of adjacent towns whose residents use Highway 97 through Peachland frequently, to also become members of our society at a $10 membership fee. In order to show the highway ministry that all residents in the entire Okanagan Valley will benefit from a bypass alternative, we see and need their support. Bruce Letendre, Peachland President, Highway 97 Task Force Society

Harper government lacks transparency and accountability The cultures that have been allowed to develop in our Senate and our federal and provincial legislatures are the results of a rapid deterioration of our colonial institutions. Harper’s decision to prorogue the government of the day (not once but twice) for no other reason than because he could not have his way, was one of the earlier tell tales. It happened in 2008 to avoid a non-confidence vote, and again in 2009 to suspend Parliament for three months, to dodge an ongoing investigation into the Afghan detainees affair. When Bev Oda was found to have lied in Parliament, she should have been expelled promptly. As the result of Harper’s stalling, the government instead lost a motion of confidence and was found in contempt of Parliament, putting Canada on the front

pages of the global media. Since then Harper has used every opportunity to demonstrate his level of contempt for the people, our federal Parliament, and the Queen. Harper has appointed a total of 58 people to a Senate he insisted was going to be elected, and the spending of billions of dollars with zero transparency, no accountability and without debate has become the new norm. Traditionally a budget is a separate bill, outlining in some detail the government’s spending for the year. But Harper, in an outrageous display of contempt, packaged the budget into two bills numbers C-38 (the Jobs, Growth and Long-Term Prosperity Act) and C-45 (the Jobs and Growth Act), and rammed them through Parliament with virtually no debate.

Those two bills included changes to more than 120 laws and regulations, and radically changed the way governments function in Canada. Today nobody can be held accountable for anything by anybody. That includes the premiers, our prime minister and our Supreme Courts. To abolish the Senate would only serve as a distraction. The Queen is no longer an effective head of state, and the time has come to sever our colonial ties. Then we can finally write our own constitution, and become a sovereign democratic society where the people control the politicians and the courts enforce the laws instead of rewriting them. Andy Thomsen, Summerland

Citizens encouraged about wireless phone rates MP Dan Albas


In my March 14 MP report I touched on the subject of Canada’s wireless communication industry and the fact that Canadian consumers pay some of the highest wireless communication rates worldwide. In the same report I also covered many of the initiatives that our government has introduced or is in the process of bringing forward to help stimulate wireless provider competition and improve availability in many markets across Canada. In response to that report I received a number of comments from citizens who were generally encouraged that government is taking a more active role to

increase competition and encourage greater access along with more competitive pricing. Following that report I also had a meeting to hear directly from representatives of the Canadian wireless industry who also passed on some information that may be of interest. According to the Canadian wireless industry roughly 99 per cent of Canada’s population now has access to wireless service that is 3G or faster. In fact there are now more wireless connections in Canada than wired. The largest growing demographic of smartphone users is between 18-34 years old, who make up 74 per cent of all Canadian users. On average traffic on some Canadian wireless networks is growing by

5 per cent per week with over 274 million text messages sent per day. As for the Canadian wireless industry, it now employs more than 261,000 people and contributes in excess of $40 billion annually to the Canadian economy. In terms of investment, nearly $24 billion has been invested in wireless infrastructure over the past decade. It is estimated that by 2014 more people will connect to the internet via a mobile device than a conventional desktop computer. At the same time for users over 55 years of age smartphone use is expected to increase from roughly 17 per cent of the population to close to 30 per cent. Clearly the Canadian wireless industry is a fast growing one involving

more and more Canadians of all age groups. It is for these reasons that many might take interest in the newly announced CRTC wireless industry code that will bring new rights to Canadian wireless consumers. Changes to the code will include the ability to cancel your contract at no cost after a maximum of two years, the ability to cancel your contract and return your phone at no cost, within 15 days (and specific usage limits), if you are unhappy with the service, to be able to have your phone unlocked after 90 days, or immediately if you paid in full for your phone. Also included is the option to have your service suspended at no cost if your phone is lost or stolen, to

receive a notification when you are roaming in a different country, disclosing what the rates are for voice services, text messages, and data usage, to limit your data overage charges to $50 a month and your data roaming charges to $100 a month and to pay no extra charges for a service described as “unlimited”. You may also refuse a change to the key terms and conditions of your contract, including the services in your contract, the price for those services, and the duration of your contract. The above changes in some cases apply differently to pre-paid wireless services and all of the changes do not come into effect until December 2, 2013. If you have further questions or comments on these chang-

es please do not hesitate to contact me directly. Debate in Ottawa this week will include Bill C-60, Economic Action Plan 2013 and Bill C-51, the Safer Witnesses Act. Senate Bills S-2 Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act and S-17 the Tax Conventions Implementation Act. 2013 private members bills this week will include Bill C-419, An Act Respecting Language Skills and Bill C-478, The Respecting Families of Murdered and Brutalized Persons Act. If you have comments, questions or concerns on these or any bill before the House of Commons please contact me toll free at 1-800-665-8711 or via email at dan.albas@parl.

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LOCAL ACTIVITIES & EVENTS | sundays Jerry Dober Breakfast, 8am, Peachland Wellness Centre Peachland Baptist Sunday School, 9:30am, 4204 Lake Ave. Peachland United Service, 10am, United Church St. Margaret’s Anglican Church Worship, 10am, St. Margaret’s Anglican Church Emmanuel Church Workship Service, 10am, Peachland Elementary School Peachland Baptist Service, 10:30 service fellowship 11:30am, 4204 Lake Ave.


tuesdays Carpet Bowling, 10am, 50+ Activity Centre

Aerobics, 9:30am, 50+ Activity Centre

Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 9:30am, 50+ Activity Centre

Computer Literacy, 10am -12 pm, Peachland Wellness Centre. By appointment only.

Wellness Circle, 10 am, Peachland Wellness Centre

Ladies’ Morning Coffee, 10-11am, Peachland Wellness Centre Tai Chi, 12pm, 50+ Activity Centre Needle Arts, 1:15pm, 50+ Activity Centre BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS Tween Scene, 2:30-5pm, 4th Street Place Peachland Guides 5:15pm, community centre

Meat Draw, 2pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69

Peachland Sparks (girls 5-6), 5:30pm, community centre

Meditation Group, meets weekly 7-8 pm, please join us! Call 778-479-3794 for more information.

Youth Boxing Club, 6-8 pm, 4th Street Place

Peachland Toastmasters, 12pm, Peachland Community Centre AA, 12pm, 50+ Activity Centre Tuesday Mens Coffee and Crib, 1pm, Peachland Wellness Centre

Chess, 1:15pm, 50+ Activity Centre Yoga, 1:30pm, 50+ Activity Centre BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS, Tweens 5-6:30pm, middle teens 6:30-8pm, 4th St. Anglican Church

Tai Chi (Wellness Centre), 6:30 pm, United Church Hall

Peachland Baptist Church Gym Night, 7-8:15pm, Peachland Community Centre For children K-6.

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS Floor Hockey (age 8-12), 6:30-7:30pm, community centre; $2 (Jumpstart funding available)

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UPCOMING EVENTS All-Day Fishing Day, June 8, 10am - 3pm, Shannon Lake. The Peachland Sportsmen’s Association (PSA) is teaming up with the Freshwater Fisheries Society to put on an all-day fishing day. The PSA will help show you just how easy it is to Go Fish. There will be fly tying, fly fishing and lots of fun and excitement all day long! Visit for more info!

of seniors. Public guardian & trustee, Service Canada, home care providers, free hearing tests, and many more! This is a free event with refreshments and door prizes at the fair.

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www.peachlandridingclub. com Dancin’ Barefoot in the Canada Day CelebraPark, July 20, Cousins Park. tions Beach Run, July 1. Music festival in Cousins Peachland Mixed SloBe Appreciated! Volunteers Park. Free youth talent conpitch Tournament, June are needed. Volunteers test. Tickets required. Visit 22-23. Year end Tournawill receive a shirt and Glory Days, June 15, ment. Beer gardens. For refreshments. For further 7pm, Peachland Legion. info call Nicole 250-878information, call Pelma at Peachland Triathlon, July Great little dance band, 28. Sprint distance triath2072. 250-767-2133. 5K/10 K great dancing and listenrun (registration required). lon, registration required. ing music. Appy and dinner 50+ Pancake Breakfast, Activities and entertainVolunteers welcome! www. specials. Tickets $6. Call June 30. Breakfast served. ment, parade, fireworks. 250-767-9140. Cost: Cost: Free under Visit for Okanagan Paddlefest, 5 years, $2.50 child, $5 more. 9th Annual Senior Safety Peachland Rose Show, adult. Aug 10. Celebrate the hisJune 22, community centre. Fair, June 12, 9:30am Sportsmen Association – tory of paddling in Peach- 1pm, Trinity Baptist The show is fortunate in Canada Day Barrel Race, Fishing is Forever, July land. Includes a war canoe Church, Kelowna. Explore having again international June 30 & July 1, Peachland 20. Provides people with demonstration, dragon over 50 different exhibits rose show judges, Malcolm Riding Club. 10am start. disabilities the opportunity boat races, kayak races, focused on the well-being and Danielle Scott. In adFree for spectators. Visit to learn to fish. Visit www. stand up paddling races,

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Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs to offer affordable summer camp opportunities Caleigh Ellis

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There are so many fantastic summer camp opportunities in the Okanagan Valley for children and youth. The Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs run one of these camps, Camp Arrowflight.

Calleigh Ellis Every day at Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs, where no one is ever turned away because of an inability to pay, children and youth get the help they need to learn to develop positive relationships - with peers, family, teachers and the community at large. As our ArrowFlight mantra states, youth who attend summer camps have the opportunity to be “learning through adventure”. The camp will provide participants with the opportunity to learn about the environment, the importance of being part of a team and about themselves through programming based on recreation, adventure and experiential learning. Programs will include extended camps for children, youth and

families with special activities including swimming, rock climbing, BMX biking, archery, geocaching, mountain boarding, canoeing and more. We are always looking for help to grow our campership fund to support families who need financial assistance to send their children to camp. $335 will send a child to camp for six days and five nights and includes all meals, accommodation, activities and programs at camp. For for more information or to make a donation call 250-7623914 or email info@ You can also donate online through Canada Helps. We are excited to offer our new Taste of Camp opportunity. If your child wants to have the summer camp experience, but you don’t think they are ready for a full week away from home, we have a solution for you! This two-day, one-night camp is a perfect opportunity for children ages 7-10 to come and get a taste of what camp is like. 2013 camp dates are as follows: • Camp 1 - July 2-5 (Age 7-12, $268); • Camp 2 - July 7-12 (Ages 7-12, $335); • Taste of Camp 1 - July 11-12 (Ages 7-10, $67); • Camp 3 - July 14-19 (Ages 7-12, $335); • Camp 4 - July 21-26 (Ages 7-12, $335); • Youth Camp - July 2126 (Ages 11-15, $335); • Camp 5 - July 28-Aug 2 (Ages 7-12, girls only, $335);

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• Camp 6 - Aug 6-9 (Ages 7-12, $268); • Camp 7 - Aug 11-16 (Ages 7-12, $335); • Camp 8 - Aug 18-23 (Ages 7-12, $335); • Camp 9 - Aug 25-30 (Ages 7-12, boys only, $335); and • Taste of Camp 2 - Aug 29-30 (Ages 7-10, $67). For youth, we offer a Counselors-In-Training (CIT) program. The program costs $300, which includes four days of CIT training and two summer programs to practice their CIT skills training. Counselors-In-Training participants will have the opportunity to really step into their own leadership role. The main focus of this course is personal leadership development. It will bring awareness to the counselors-in-training about their own unique leadership style, and how that style can be used in a powerful way. This course will also introduce counselors-intraining to the soft skills of leadership. These include group dynamics, facilitation styles, group

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Seven-year-old James Costa donates $100 to Ray Parkes of Parrot Island Sanctuary.

Costa raised the money from a plant sale he held at his Princeton Avenue home this past Sunday, June 2. Costa has done this for three years in a row and really took charge this year, making signs to advertise and even riding around the neighbourhood with signs on his bike to let people know. The sale lasted five hours and he was there the whole time. Costa will be selling plants again on June 8 on Princeton Ave.

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We also offer roundtrip transportation for $25 from Penticton, West Kelowna, Kelowna, Lake Country, Vernon, and Armstrong for all our Camp Arrowflight Programs. Be sure to check the Peachland youth calendar on the Peachland Youth Centre Facebook page during the summer for a fun one day trip with the youth centre staff!


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Over 250 Peachland Elementary School students learned important bicycle safety skills last Friday by participating in the annual Peachland Bicycle Rodeo event. The annual bike rodeo

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doing it and twenty-odd years later we’re still doing it,” Lawrence told The View. “The school here has great participation.” The volunteers were able to raise enough funds to give away one bicycle


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Rambunctious rhubarb Crisp, tart vegetable is the harbinger of spring

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What better harbinger of spring than rambunctious, rhizomatous, red rhubarb. As soon as the earth warms a little rhubarb starts its meteoric growth. One day the leaves are unfurling and the next there is a whole pie ready to be baked. The huge leaves take in all the heat they can glean from the stingy spring sunshine and translate it into the first crisp, tart fruit of the season. Rhubarb has for centuries enjoyed high praise amongst explorers and medicine men and has

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Bring ingredients to the boil; adjust sugar to your taste. Simmer for 20 minutes. Ladle into hot sterilized canning jars and seal. This recipe is light on the sugar and it really depends upon the type of rhubarb you grow. Start sour and adjust in sweetness for best results. use was in 2700 BC when the roots were used as a medicinal herb, laxative and general cure-all by the emperors of the Chinese dynasties. Sometime around 1780 it was brought to Maine by an avid gardener and by 1822 it was being sold in markets. It will grow year-round in warmer climes but it must have been a beautiful sight to the early farmers in Canada when its fresh tart petioles begin to flesh out in the spring and poke

their c u r ly noses up through the melting snow. As long as you break the flowers off as soon as they appear rhubarb will continue to grow right through the summer. They are famously thirsty so don’t let them get too dry or the stalks will be stringy and tough. They are propagated by pieces of the root. As long as there are some eyes or

buds on the root it will grow. They are best divided in early spring. Leave the new plants alone at least for the first year so they develop strong roots. In year two you should be able to harvest weekly. Rhubarb’s tart taste goes well with citrus flavours, ginger, rosemary, thyme, mint, and curiously even garlic. You can make it into jam, savoury compote, sorbets or chutney. Strawberries are the most famous partner for rhubarb but blueberries, cherries and apples will all work. To freeze I sim-

ply wash the rhubarb, chop it into pieces and freeze it in freezer bags. The pieces stay individual and you can make as much or as little freshly stewed rhubarb any time you want. There are many ways to prepare rhubarb and everyone has their favourite. Rhubarb strawberry pie seems to be the winner in popularity but nothing brings spring to winter like a warm compote flavoured with zesty orange and ginger smothering a pile of creamy vanilla ice cream.

Annual Rotary Bus Tour treats seniors to fun road trip ContributeD The thirteenth annual Rotary Senior’s Bus Tour concluded this past Wednesday with 40 Peachland seniors enjoying a full day of sightseeing and senior friendly activities in the South Okanagan. With five Rotarians on the bus and others in two escort cars, all left the Peachland Community Center at 9 a.m. in high

spirits and with the hope that the threatening skies would give way to a warm afternoon. The first stop was the mandatory visit to Tickleberries in Okanagan Falls for ice cream and then on to enjoy the magnificent view from the Anarchist Mountain lookout. A box lunch and leg stretching followed at Osoyoos’ lakeshore Pioneer Walkway followed by a visit to Crowsnest Vineyard for


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Guidelines for fruit and nut entries into Peachland Fall Fair Contributed Now that the blossoms have gone and the fruit and nuts have started to form, it is time to think of the Peachland Fall Fair. The 94th annual Peachland Fall Fair will

take place on September 7 - 8 at the Peachland Community Centre. We have 35 sections of entries in Section D: Fruits and Nuts. To learn more about the specifics of each category of entry, visit You can pick up a Peachland Fall Fair

booklet at various businesses around town. Entries must be submitted on Friday, September 6 between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Display entries should be presented on white paper or a Styrofoam plate with the name of the varieties of fruit or nuts

on an attached tag. In addition to specific numbers of fruits and nuts or seeds, apples should be polished, plums should have a bloom and grapes should be in a full bunches for optimal presentation. We also will have a wonderful display of

nuts graciously presented by the Gellatly Nut Farm. Section heads Steve and Betty Anne Hamilton, who have just moved here from the Ottawa area, are looking forward to meeting you and showing off all the prized exhibits. If

you have any inquiries about fruit and nut entries, the Hamiltons can be reached at 250-7670234. Doors for the fair will open on Saturday, September 7 at 1 p.m. and Sunday, September 8 at 10 a.m. We sure hope we see you at the fair!

Yard revitalization at the Peachland Wellness Centre Judy Wyper

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Yard work – some people like it; others detest it. But maintaining a property involves vigilance and upkeep. Things keep growing, and they usually need to be controlled. Sometimes it is backbreaking, muscle straining and time consuming. It depends on the size of the job. How do you like digging out all the flowers and shrubs in the front borders? Do you enjoy slicing off all the grass, removing at least 12 cubic yards of dirt and taking it somewhere else? How about removing sumacs and wrestling with their burrowing interconnecting roots? How do you like all those little weeds that grow along the area between the landscaping fabric and the building? Most people don’t get too enthused about moving sand and gravel onto landscaping fabric and then tamping it down, or laying down stones to form a 12 foot old town Roman circle patio in the front yard. They say many hands make light work, but there was no light work on this project. As I write, it is not fully complete. Big jobs take time. But the major parts are done, thanks to a very long list of individuals. It began when the Peachland Wellness Centre board decided to simplify the maintenance of the front yard. The aim was to use less water, eliminate grass, and consider options. The task was handed over to board member Doris Muhs, who had supervised other recent renovations. Soon after, Muhs began to plot with volunteer Tony Chadwick. Chadwick is a former board member who has always been available

Project leader Doris Muhs (left) and RBC volunteers worked together to transform the landscape at the Peachland Wellness Centre. for jobs big and small. You may know him as a Peachland firefighter, first responder, or landscape gardener. Once

ing plants. That’s when people began to wonder what was happening. They didn’t inquire too closely, though. Most

The day began with a free Sunday breakfast, prepared by our crew of volunteers. But there’s no such thing as a free breakfast.

Chadwick was recruited, plans were drawn up, changed, revised, and finalized. Physical work began with the removal and relocation of exist-

thought it best to back off, lest one be drafted into the whole affair. However, some people resisted the urge to run like the wind. Evie Swanstrom, Vince

Boyko, Elaine Chan, and Barb and Gord Clark, worked like Trojans to prepare the site. Rex Mitchell, of T-Rex Landscaping, contributed hours of volunteer work with his Kubota and truck. As you may know, we are a partner agency of the United Way of the Central Okanagan and Similkameen. Recently we were chosen to be on the receiving end of one of their Days of Caring. As a result, the new Royal Bank in the Okanagan Lake Shopping Centre sent 15 people on Sunday, May 26 to help with this project. The day began with a

free Sunday breakfast, prepared by our crew of volunteers. But there’s no such thing as a free breakfast. Muhs organized the volunteers into teams and directed them to their areas of work. A phenomenal amount was accomplished. Some areas were fully completed, while other areas still need more attention. When the volunteers informed us that we will be the recipients of a $1,000 grant through the Royal Bank, we were elated! In subsequent days Wolfgang Muhs planted spreading junipers. Swanstrom, Boyko, Chan, and the Clarks


returned with Muhs to continue the work. People found it rewarding to see the project come together. As a result of these efforts, we will ultimately use less water and won’t have to cut grass, which will save volunteer time. The patio will be a friendly meeting place. To connect with the Wellness Centre, come by and see us at 4426 Fifth Street. You can also call 250-767-0141, email wellnesscentre@ check us out on Facebook or visit www. We can link you to the help you need.

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CROSSWORD CLUES ACROSS 1. Hiking path 6. Swiss river 10. Amorphous mass 14. Eastern spindle tree 15. A cheap rundown hotel 17. Oath of office day 19. The bill in a restaurant 20. Religious transgression 21. More lucid 22. Vietnamese offensive 23. Chief magistrate of Venice 24. Turfs 26. Copyread 29. Game using 32 cards 31. Largest society for technology advancement 32. Mrs. Nixon 34. Drunken bum (slang) 35. Times assigned to serve 37. Labor organizer Eugene 38. Come into the possession of 39. Carbamide 40. Affirmative! (slang) 41. Feudal bondman 43. Without (French) 45. Emits a continuous droning sound 46. Use diligently 47. A moving crowd 49. Extinct flightless bird of New Zealand 50. Sirius Satellite Radio (abbr.) 53. Mailing packet 57. Female shopping assistant 58. Dog & wolf genus 59. Opposite of beginnings 60. South by east 61. This language died with Tevfik Esenc CLUES DOWN 1. Foolishly annoying person 2. Type of genus of the Ranidae 3. Whale ship captain 4. An informal debt instrument 5. Piece of a felled tree 6. Arabic demon (var. sp.) 7. Actor Ladd 8. Decay 9. Programmes 10. Hat tied under the chin 11. Methaqualone pill (slang) 12. Ocean Search and Rescue 13. Turkish title of respect 16. Submarine sandwich 18. An objects functions 22. Touchdown 23. Judge or consider 24. __ Claus 25. Word element meaning ear

ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20

Don’t make assumptions this week, Aries. You just can’t trust your gut instincts too much right now. It’s better to get all of the facts and act accordingly.

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21

Playing matchmaker isn’t so easy, Taurus. You have to understand when people are compatible and when there just isn’t a spark. Let this one go.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21

Gemini, you may have to pull back your focus on a problem in order to see it in a new light. Take some time away to regroup and then you can come back at full strength.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22

A romantic relationship can be a balancing act, Cancer. You will learn this first hand this week when you have to come to a compromise with your partner.

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23

27. Fencing swords 28. Song: Aba __ Honeymoon 29. Standard wire gauge 30. Capital of Ukraine 31. George Gershwin’s brother 33. Thyroid-stimulating hormone 35. Horse trainer’s shackle

36. Soft-finned fishes 37. Internet infrastructure 39. Seize without right 42. Dishonors 43. Speaks a slavonic language 44. Egyptian pharaoh 46. Small breed of horse 47. “__ the Man” Musical

48. Forest land (British) 49. Italian municipality 50. Japanese entertainment firm 51. Slovenian mountain 52. 20th Hebrew letter 53. Point midway between S and SE 54. Tap gently 55. European money 56. Research workplace


Leo, don’t apologize if you feel like you have to go your own way this week. Even when everyone seems to be going in another direction, sometimes you just have to set your own course.

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22

Virgo, while others may not be able to handle the confusion this week, you are fully capable of multi-tasking and making it through unscathed.

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23

Libra, you may feel more emotionally charged this week but you still have to think with your head and not your heart. A financial decision may need to reassessed.

SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22

Scorpio, look at a situation with a practical eye. Is this really the best answer for the time being? Although you may be leaning one way, you might want to reconsider.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21

Sagittarius, you need to get work done this week and that can’t happen when you are continually distracted. You might have to nip this one in the bud -- quickly.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20

A friend needs your support more than ever, Capricorn. Go to great lengths to give this person what they need, even if it means rearranging your schedule.

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18

An email or other correspondence from a past friend could stir up feelings you weren’t ready to deal with right now, Aquarius. Put this on the back burner until you are ready.

PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Level: Intermediate Here’s How It Works - Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle!

Pisces, you are more interested in independence this week than hanging out in large groups. This includes hanging out with your spouse or partner.

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JUNE 7, 2013



Food for the Soul: Bring on the conflict! Derek Koch

Peachland Emmanuel Church Special to the Peachland View

Conflict is a part of life. In marriage, organizations, government, and on the schoolyard, life abounds with conflict of all kinds. At first blush, when we read the word “conflict” we generally think negative thoughts. Disagreement, discord, and argument are coloured with the same brush. And so, we respond accordingly. We often avoid conflict because it makes us feel uncomfortable. Or we engage it with intense anger in order to squelch disagreement. Either way – avoidance or anger – we’re missing the upside of seeing things differently from those around us. In their book, Working through Conflict: Strategies for Relationships, Groups, and Organizations, Folger et al (2013) write these words: “Conflicts allow us to air important issues; they produce new and creative ideas; they release built-up tensions. Handled properly, conflicts can strengthen relationships; they can help groups and organizations to re-evaluate and clarify goals and missions; and they can also initiate social change to eliminate inequities and injustice.” This description sounds a bit different from how we normally describe conflict. In other words, bring on the conflict! So, if we can agree that conflict is a part of life and that there is a positive side to it, then we can move on to the final step in this brief introduction to conflict – how to work through it. The Bible can help us with that one. Colossians 3:8-9 says, “Put these things out of your life: anger, bad temper, doing or saying things to hurt others, and using evil words when you talk. Do not lie to each other.” On the positive side, Colossians 3:12-13 goes on to say, “Clothe yourselves with mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Bear with each other, and forgive each other.” We are also told to watch what you say and to whom you say it. “Gossips can’t keep secrets, so avoid people who talk too much,” Proverbs 20:19 tells us. Instead of gossiping

about someone, Matthew (18:15-17) teaches us to go directly to the individual with whom we have a problem. If that approach doesn’t work, take one or two people with you. If that approach still doesn’t work, further steps are listed that include higher levels of leadership. Of course, culture can also play a role in conflict resolution. While in Thailand, we had to work through conflict with a particular employee. We were advised to send our assistant (a national) to confront our employee (also a national) on our behalf rather than doing it ourselves. The cultural reason for this approach was to save face. The employee’s reputation would have been in tatters if we had confronted him directly. In the approach we took, two peers could work through the issue. As a result, our assistant and soon after, our employee, reported back to us. This in essence is going directly to the individual with whom we had a problem! The conflict was reconciled. In our Canadian culture, direct confrontation would have been the more accepted approach. And so, while pages and pages could be written about conflict and conflict resolution, let’s take these four initial steps listed above seriously. If we begin with these, many conflicts will be reduced and resolved. So go for it. Let’s have some healthy conflict!

An owl family consisting of a mom and two babies in the field just off Somerset Ave.

Trudy Williams-Boos

Mathieu Warnet-Pelletier

Family and friends of Ashlee Hyatt gathered at her memorial bench on June 2 to celebrate her “angelversary”—the anniversary of her murder in 2010. By celebrating the day she became an angel, her family is keeping Ashlee’s memory alive.


Places of Faith

St. Margaret’s Anglican Church

Peachland United Church 4421 4th Street

Sunday, June 9th, 2013

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

Vacation Bible School

July 2 - 5, 9 am - noon Age 2 through grade 6 Join us on “Rebekah & her Family”

Sunday Worship 10 a.m. Morning Prayer Tuesdays - 9:30 a.m.

Sunday school for all ages at 9:30 am

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Church service at 10:30 am (Children’s church during service) Fellowship time with coffee and cookies at 11:30 a.m.

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

Service 9 a.m.

Peachland Campus 10:00 am - Worship Service at Peachland Elementary School

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

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Peachland Baptist Church

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$285,000 #204, 4470 Ponderosa - Popular Chateau on the Green. This townhome has it all - 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1282 sq.ft. on one level. Many upgrades including radiant floor heating, hardwood and tile flooring, vaulted ceilings, RV parking and gorgeous views. MLS®10062034

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$258,000 • #104-2420 Ingram Road Wonderful townhome with a double garage plus an extra outdoor parking space, fenced patio. Nothing else is available in this complex at this time! Well located, walking to shopping, public pool, public transit in Westbank. Many updates have been done to this 3 bdrms 2.5 baths, 2 storey 1169 sq ft finished townhome, quiet area, C/A, no age restriction, newer high efficency furnace, A/C & hot water tank, low flush toilets & sinks, newer lights as well! MLS®10066107

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$5000 FLOORING ALLOWANCE 5815 MacGregor Road, Peachland - Sweeping Lakeview up close and personal in this 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home, open concept, large corner yard, many upgrades, cozy up to the fireplace looking out and over Okanagan Lake. RV Parking available.



250-826-2047 5878E Beach Avenue Larry Guilbault Peachland, BC VOH 1X7

$559,900 3728 Shaw Road, Peachland - What a stunning tastefully decorated home. Located in Peachland offering fabulous views of Okanagan Lake. Large bright windows, open concept living. 3003 sq ft 3 bed, 3 bath rancher with basement. Great new rancher with fabulous lake views! Tastefully finished with all the modern touches. Gorgeous open concept kitchen with gleaming SS appliances look stunning against the dark cabinets. MLS®10064290

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