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affordable housing in the province has sparked hope that the proposed affordable seniors housing project in Peachland may finally receive funding to move forward.
There may be plenty of powder on the hills, but Crystal Mountain Ski Resort remains closed following a lift accident that sent four people to hospital last Saturday morning. “An oscillating empty chair on the double chairlift struck the second lift tower, causing the cable to leave its track,” Crystal Mountain general manager Mike Morin said in a press release. “As a result, the cable and three chairs fell to the ground, causing injuries to three Crystal Mountain staff and one customer.” The chairs fell approximately six metres from the lift at approximately 11 a.m. Saturday, injuring a 16-year-old ski instructor, a 31 and 34-year-old husband and wife ski patrol team, as well as a 45-year-old male skier. Three of the four injured were out of hospital by Wednesday according to Crystal Mountain media spokesperson Scott Henderson. “We’re very happy to say that she is now out of the intensive care unit and she’s doing well,” Henderson said of the woman still in hospital. “She is still ready to join ski patrol for next year.” The cause of the ac-
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Music and singing use different parts of the brain than speaking, and this makes more networks of gray matter throughout the brain. page 11
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New affordable housing funding announcement sparks hope
Joanne Layh / Peachland View A joint announcement from the governments of Canada and British Columbia last Tuesday to commit an additional investment of more than $300 million over the next five years toward
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PEACHLAND SENIORS’ HOUSING CRISIS
New affordable housing funding announcement sparks hope for Peachland seniors’ housing project Continued from page 1
The joint funding will be delivered through an extension to the Investment in Affordable Housing (IAH) agreement and administered by BC Housing. “The extension of this agreement will help us to create more housing options for British Columbians,” said B.C. Deputy Premier and Minister Responsible for Housing Rich Coleman in a press release last Tues-
day. “Over the next five years, this funding will help build new affordable housing, enhance our rental assistance programs and support partnerships that will contribute to stronger, more sustainable communities.” Minister Coleman was not available at press time to comment if the affordable housing would be tied to specific areas, such as seniors’ housing, or if shovel-ready projects that meet BC Housing
criteria, such as Peachland’s, would receive priority funding.
Peachland’s signiﬁcant unmet housing needs
Peachland has been working towards an affordable seniors’ housing project since 2005 but has so far been unsuccessful in obtaining the provincial funding required to make the project feasible. The latest draft of the proposal was submitted to the province
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in December 2012 for a two-phase project that would initially include 60 units of housing and some commercial space in between 5th and 6th Streets. There are no subsidized or market seniors’ housing units available in Peachland, which means many senior residents are forced to leave town as their housing and support needs change with age. “There is a really significant need for seniors’ housing in Peachland both for market and subsidized seniors’ housing and the focus of our project is on non-profit subsidized seniors’ housing and two very detailed needs analysis have shown just what the demand is,” Mayor Keith Fielding told The View. “We know how traumatic it is for people when they have to uproot, leave the community,
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leave behind all of their of driving they can community,” Hallberg friends and their social drive back and visit, but said. “They’re misconnections and move they’re missing their erable because their to another community. friends on a day-to-day friends are here. They So preventing that and basis, their social con- get lonely and they putting us in the po- nections. They feel like pass away before their time because they’re sition where we can a fish out of water.” The Peachland not surrounded by allow seniors to live here is really very im- Senior Citizens Hous- their friends and faing Society operates miliar portant.” surroundings Sharon Hallberg is Sutherland Court and anymore. They become the president of the Alexandra Court, two withdrawn. They get Peachland Seniors buildings with small introverted and a lot Support Society, a non- one-bedroom and bach- of them get into early profit group that formed elor suites for seniors Alzheimer’s or demenin 2005 to develop a and people with dis- tia because they’re plan for an affordable abilities, but they come not communicating seniors’ housing proj- nowhere near to meet- anymore. They’re not ing the needs of the participating anymore. ect in Peachland. “Statistically, Peach- community. They become very Neither Sutherland lonely and isolated.” land has the highest level of seniors in the Court, a 23-unit indeRemarkably, Peachprovince,” Hallberg pendent living facility land has among the told The View. “There nor Alexandra Court, highest number of seare people that have a 10-unit independent niors per capita in the lived here for quite a living facility, offer the country, yet the desnumber of years and services that the afford- tination retirement have friends here, their able seniors’ housing community has no churches are here, their project would include, seniors housing availdoctors are here, that so they don’t meet the able. are suddenly in a situ- kind of need that the se“Every other comation where they can’t niors’ housing project munity around us has stay in their own homes is designed to, and both bundles of seniors’ anymore so they’ve facilities always have housing and we don’t. had to look elsewhere an extensive waitlist. We’re one of the most “It’s just very frus- senior populated comand they’ve had to move out of Peachland trating. We’ve done munities in Canada. to Westbank, Sum- everything and there 26 per cent are 65 or merland, Penticton, is a need. I can’t stress above. It’s actually Kelowna even. They enough how much the twice the provincial composter ad jan 14:Layout 1 2/4/14 need is here for people11:49 AM Page 1 miss the community. MoTI Ad #1038 D When they’re capable that want to stay in the See COMMUNITY on page 3 OKSH Hired Equipment
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PEACHLAND SENIORS’ HOUSING CRISIS
Community with among highest number of seniors per capita in Canada has nowhere to house them Continued from page 2
average,” Mayor Fielding said, adding that the provincial average is 12.5 per cent for age 65 and above.
Project viability depends on provincial funding
Over the years there has been some interest by the market to build seniors housing in Peachland, most recently with the proposed Oasis project on 13th Street, which does not intend to move forward. While some seniors’ housing will be built at both the Ponderosa and New Monaco developments, that housing is many years off and doesn’t address the same issues as the project proposed by the district and seniors support society. To be able to meet provincial funding requirements, the district agreed in the project proposal to donate the land necessary for the project as well as waive development cost charges, development permit fees and building permit fees. The land value of the eight properties located on 5th and 6th Streets designated for the project in 2012 totalled over $1.6 million and over $2.5 million when including building values. A current appraisal as a consolidated parcel of land has not been completed, however, the 1.55-acre parcel was estimated in March 2009 to value $2.75 million. The district also established a partnership with the Good Samaritan Society, who helped to develop the business plan for the project. The Good Samaritans also provided their architectural services to create the concept and design of the building. “They’ve been invaluable help in getting us to where we are now,” Fielding said. The most recent ver-
sion of the proposal was submitted in December 2012 but until now the province has said they do not have the funding available. However, the project can’t proceed without the provincial funding support. “The other important aspect of this is that as a municipality, we can’t do this alone,” Fielding said. “We have found what we can. We’ve made land available for the project. We’ve completed the needs analysis. We’ve conducted all kinds of designs for the project. We’ve completed the business case. We’ve finished everything that the province has asked us to do and we had been told that provided we jumped through all of those hoops and provided our part of the deal that the project would get funded at some point. We have discussed the need and the status of the project with the minister of housing a number of times over the last few years. Every time we come away encouraged that the project has a profile, that they understand it and until now the funding hasn’t been there.” Fielding said they recently learned at Union of British Columbia Municipalities this year from the minister of housing and the premier that however valued the project was, that there simply wasn’t the money there to fund it. “Now that we know that there is to be $300 million over the next five years I think that’s fabulous news and I can only hope that that leads to some action on our project, which we understand meets all provincial criteria for non-profit seniors’ housing,” Fielding said. “It has been studied by all of their staff and we understand that it is very, very
high on their list of projects to be funded when funding becomes available, so this is really good news, this announcement, and I’m optimistic that we may be able to move ahead at last with the project.” Hallberg also says a lack of funding from the province or federal government is the only thing holding the project back. “It’s a beautiful project. Everything is ready to go. It’s shovelready…it’s just waiting for the government to say go for it. We just wait,” Hallberg said. “Minister Coleman came to Peachland about six years ago and provided Peachland make land available, provided we waive DCCs and planning fees, provided carry out a needs analysis, provided we carry out
feasibility studies, we would be in good standing for a seniors’ housing project and that was six years ago,” Fielding said. Fielding says the project proposal has been revised a couple of times over the years to try to make it closer to something that the province might see as more affordable or more within their capacity to fund. The district and society say they believe they have done everything they can to move the project forward but now the province needs to step up and contribute funding. “We’ve included in this design, which provides for 60 units of housing, eight of which would be at market rents, and 52 of which would be at subsidized rents. We’ve tried to include the private sec-
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tor piece in it, first by making the eight units available at a market rent, also by having the first floor available to rent to commerce and businesses that would be linked to provide medical or other kinds of support to seniors so there would be rental income to offset some of the operating costs as well and of course by making the land available, which is worth a significant contribution,” Fielding said. “We can’t do it alone. We do need funding support from the province.”
parcel of land between for the project was bought up by district 5th and 6th Streets. Phase one of the over several successive mixed-use develop- councils. “Whoever was ment would consist of a five-storey building the CAO at the time with 14,436 square feet foresaw that the land of senior related com- downtown would bemercial/amenity space come an asset to the on the ground floor municipality for some and 60 housing units project or whatever, so in the floors above. when this committee As proposed, the proj- was formed we thought ect would also include this would be an ideal services such as a cen- location because it’s tral dining facility and opposite the existlaundry service for ing seniors’ housing complex. It’s on the residents. The Peachland Well- flats. It’s downtown. ness Centre, located It’s handy to everynext door to the prop- thing and we foresaw erty designated for the a complex that could project, would also be incorporate a campus an important partner of care,” Hallberg said. Project to be built in It is unknown at this in addressing seniors’ two phases If Peachland is suc- wellness, by provid- time when the province cessful in obtaining ing opportunities to will approve funding physical, for specific affordable some of the new fed- facilitate eral and provincial emotional, social, in- housing projects or if spiritual, any of those funds will affordable housing tellectual, funding, the project environmental and eco- be designated specifiyard waste 1 1/25/13 8:35 Page 1seniors’ callyAM toward would be builtadinjan13:Layout two nomic wellness. The land designated housing. phases on a 1.55-acre
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ith a little luck, this week’s affordable housing funding announcement by the governments of Canada and British Columbia could mean Peachland’s affordable seniors’ housing project has a chance of moving forward sooner rather than later. While there are no guarantees that Peachland will receive some of the funding announced, surely a project proposal that has been in development since 2005 should have a decent shot at gaining some sort of priority, especially when there is $300 million available. While larger communities have continued to add more affordable seniors’ housing to their inventories, Peachland, a top B.C. retirement destination according to a recent article in The Globe and Mail, remains with none. Located in between Summerland and West Kelowna, it is no doubt easy for higher levels of government to overlook Peachland and assume that their needs can be taken care of adequately in a close neighbouring com-
munity. However, it’s one thing to have to drive to another town to buy a hot tub or some other specialty item, but it’s another thing to be forced to leave town for good as your housing and support needs change with age. Moving isn’t so difficult when you’re younger and more adaptable to change. However, once you’ve spent 10 or 20 or more years in a town and developed a network of relationships and sense of community, adjusting to all new surroundings can be especially difficult for older seniors, who are also likely facing health issues and financial restraints at the same time. While certainly other communities have needs as well, we all know of people in Peachland who have had to move away because there are absolutely no options available, either through subsidized or market housing. That’s unacceptable for a community that has among the highest number of seniors per capita in Canada and probably the world. More than one in four Peachlanders are over age 65. What is going to happen to them when their housing and support needs change?
PEACHLAND VIEWS Homeowner appreciative of snow-shovelling neighbour Earlier this week, after the heavy snowfall my wife and I were watching the morning news and noticed a gentleman walking past our window. By the time I put on a coat and looked outside for this kind gentleman, he was nowhere to be seen. However, my driveway and sidewalk were cleaned
of snow. It was a random act of kindness to be sure, and I would like to thank him for his kindness. Chris Hildebrand, Peachland
I was dismayed to read Ms. Merrill’s negative comments in The View last week regarding council’s “uncritical support” for local businesses. Council does not uncritically support anything, and I speak from personal experience. When building ZipZone, council were very active in confirming that our activities would not affect Peachland’s water source in any way. Far from being uncritical, they were very engaged and acted in the best interests of the citizens of Peachland at all times. A town does not just consist of a bunch of houses. It is a community. And a community needs business services. Do you really want to drive to Kelowna for insurance, groceries, a haircut or Dollar Store items? And good luck finding a place in Kelowna for a pleasant meal by the lake. But Peachland is not an easy community to do business in. We have a small economy and a large body of the population who are retired and who contribute little to the community economically, yet need the services provided by our tax base. If we want services like a grocery store, dining and personal services, we
need the community to support them. One of the important ways the district does this is by providing funding for the Peachland Chamber of Commerce, the Peachland Economic Development Council and the Tourism Advisory Council. These are all organizations led by local, unpaid volunteers. The role of these organizations is to advise council on what Peachland Businesses need to help them be successful. In recent times this has been things like amending the directional signage bylaws, and active support for the refurbishment of the old primary school building. Thanks to the district, we have an amazing facility for hosting the visitor center, the arts community and private events such as weddings and business functions. I predict this building will become a jewel in Peachland’s crown. Additionally, these organizations act on behalf of Peachland to bring visitors to our town; Paddlefest and the 2013 Christmas Light Up are just two examples of events put on to bring people to our beautiful town. We also
Residents who want local services should show more support for the local business community
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OPINION | NEWS | COMMENTARY
Local services are reliant upon the local economy Continued from page 4
host networking events for local business, and put on educational events for the business community. It may well be that residential taxation makes up the bulk of revenues for the district, and that tells me that we need to encourage more businesses to move to our town. As to your question about what will happen to your quality of life and property values;
Peachland has the potential to become the False Creek of the Okanagan, and as anyone who has visited Vancouver will tell you, that is a beautiful place to live, work and play, and home to some of the most expensive real estate in B.C. Kevin Bennett, president of ZipZone Adventure Park and a Peachland Chamber of Commerce director
Four injured in Crystal Mountain ski lift accident Continued from page 1
cident has not yet been determined, but BC Safety Authority officers have been on the scene investigating since the day of the accident. BC Safety Authority spokesperson Quinn Newcomb says over the past few days a team has secured the scene, interviewed witnesses and inspected the equipment. “Our two safety officers and our team manager are still on site investigating and have been there since Saturday,” Newcomb told The View last Wednesday. “They’re
into the second phase of the investigation, whereby they are trying to get the chairlift operational so that they can conduct certain tests and analysis on the installation itself to provide some answer as to what exactly happened and what went wrong.” Newcomb says some preliminary findings indicate that a swinging chair struck a tower, causing a full deropement. “We haven’t ruled out anything at this point, including environmental conditions that may have contributed to the deropement, and we’re hoping to learn more once we’ve reached the phase of getting
the chairlift operational to perform further analysis,” Newcomb said. “At this point we are just taking it day by day. We are trying to get the lift up and operational again, which is taking some time due to the damage that was caused to the equipment during the incident and as well as making sure we have the right parts and engineers in place to make the repairs.” Newcomb says in 2013 BC Safety Authority had a number of safety officers on site at Crystal Mountain in response to an incident that had been reported, which resulted in the issuance of a compliance order
at that time under category ‘failure to address a safety hazard.’ Newcomb could not confirm if the compliance order was related to the chairlift, but went on to say B.C.’s ski hills are generally very safe. “This type of incident is very rare and chairlifts in B.C. are very, very safe and riders should feel confident while riding them,” Newcomb says. At press time Crystal Mountain was still closed and their operational license will remain suspended until the BC Safety Authority investigation is concluded.
Child predator and Lyme Disease strategy bills introduced MP Dan Albas Commentary It is another very busy week in Ottawa with a large amount of different but important events that will be challenging to summarize in this week`s report. First I would like to thank the many citizens and groups who took the time to comment on last
Dan Albas, MP week’s report regarding invasive species – in particular freshwater mussels. It is encouraging that many citizens are supportive of the need to be proactive against invasive species and I will provide further updates in this area as they become available. Two other subjects that I have heard a large amount of feedback from citizens on in Okanagan-Coquihalla this week include opposition to the recent reclassification of certain long guns and support for Elizabeth May’s Private Members Bill C-442 “National Lyme Disease Strategy Act.” The decision to re-classify certain firearms is currently under review by Minister
Blaney, however the minister has announced an amnesty program to ensure that existing individuals “in possession of these firearms can continue to possess their property without threat of criminal charges.” With respect to Bill C-442, currently this bill has been introduced at first reading in the House of Commons and is now placed on the Order of Preference at number 18. I will also provide further information on the progress of this Private Member’s Bill as it comes forward for second reading debate in the House of Commons. Recently in the House, government Bill C-26 was also introduced, the “Tougher Penalties for Child Predators Act.” This bill proposes a number of changes to those convicted of serious child offences. Some of these changes include a requirement
that those convicted of child sexual offences against multiple children to serve sentences consecutively – one after another rather than at the same time concurrently – along with an increase for maximum and minimum prison sentences for certain child sexual offences. Penalties will also be increased for violations of supervision orders and any crime committed while on house arrest or parole will be considered an aggravating factor at sentencing. In addition, registered sex offenders will also be required to disclose more information when travelling abroad and more availability for spousal testimony in child pornography cases will be made available. Thus far the comments I have heard from citizens on Bill C-26 have been supportive. Also occurring this week is a motion; the
full text is as follows: “That the House recognize the importance of transparency and accountability in the expenditure of taxpayers’ money and also recognize that the majority of parties have already begun disclosing the travel and hospitality expenses of their members; and therefore call on the Board of Internal Economy to instruct the non-partisan professional administrative staff of the House of Commons to begin posting all travel expenses incurred under the travel point system as well as hospitality expenses of Members to the Parliament of Canada website in a manner similar to the guidelines used by the government for proactive disclosure of ministerial expenses.” As I am one of the MPs who has already been voluntarily posting these expenses, I naturally will be supporting
the motion to ensure this information is provided to taxpayers as a regular part of internal economy administration reporting. If you have comments or questions on any matter before the House of Commons do not hesitate to contact me at Dan.Albas@ parl.gc.ca or toll free at 1-800-665-8711.
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NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Saturday, April 05, 2014 2:00pm at the Peachland Wellness Centre 4426 5th Street, Peachland, BC A new board of directors will be elected at this meeting. Existing and new members are welcome to attend. Voting is confined to membership that is current prior to the date of the AGM. Membership cost is $10.00 and can be purchased at the PWC. Board Application: We are requesting all interested persons who would like to consider a position on our Board of Directors to submit an application to our nominating committee by March 15th, 2014. For more information and an application form, please contact the PWC at 250 767 0141. The Peachland Wellness Centre 4426 5th Street, Peachland BC phone: (250) 767-0141 email: email@example.com www.peachlandwellnesscentre.ca
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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)
Wellness Circle, March 26, 10am, Peachland Wellness Centre. Victor Shim will present on ancient herbal Wellness Circle, March 12, medicines. 10am, Peachland Wellness Centre. Michael Rowland will be speaking Annual General Meeting, April 5, 2pm, Peachland Wellness Centre. on earthbound spirits and other Everyone is welcome. The agenda negative energies that affect us. will include reports from commitPeachland Fall Fair General tees to bring members up to date Meeting, March 12, 7pm, comon the excellent work being accomplished at the PWC. Following the munity centre.
presentation, an election of the new board of directors for 2014-2015 will take place. All members in good standing are eligible to vote. Chamber of Commerce Business to Consumer Expo, April 12. Vendors, presenters, antique appraisals and more. Contact the Chamber office at 250-767-2422 to reserve your booth. Watch for weekly planning updates for this year’s event.
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 Volunteer Recognition Breakfast, March 7, 7-8:45am, community centre. Invitation to organizations and volunteers to enjoy a Council prepared breakfast. RSVP required. 2014 World Day of Prayer, March 7, 2 pm, St. Margaret’s Church. St. Margaret’s Church is hosting the area’s 2014 World Day of Prayer with churches throughout the world.
The theme this year is “Streams in the Desert,” focusing on Egypt. Everyone is invited. Refreshments will follow the service. Peachland Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards Night, March 8, Peachland community centre. Dinner will be catered by Gasthaus on the Lake. Music by DJHaymaker. Watch weekly for updates on this year’s
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Pink Shirt Day helped to promote a sense of belonging
Patricia Barrows Special to the Peachland View On February 26 Boys and Girls Clubs across Canada, along with schools and other community partners, recognized Pink Shirt Day, a national initiative aimed at raising awareness and support of anti-bullying move-
shirt crafts in our after school program, and bullying and self-esteem discussions and team building games in the youth recreation programs. We had resources available to parents and also encouraged everyone to wear pink to show their support of this important is-
community who share our beliefs in the importance of education around and support of anti-bullying strategies. Along with our involvement in initiatives such as Pink Shirt Day, the Okanagan Boys and Girls Club truly is a good place to be. Through youth driven
PINK ART AND CRAFTS at Tween Drop In for Pink Shirt Day on February 26: Kalya Devlin (left) and Isabella Spaeth.
ments and prevention of bullying behaviours. The Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs strive to promote a sense of belonging in our clubs and with that, recognize the importance of celebrating self-esteem, friendships and positive relationships each day. We also acknowledge the message of Pink Shirt Day is important all year round. In the days leading up to Pink Shirt Day, the Peachland Boys and Girls Club hosted activities in each of our programs: friendship games and stories in the preschool, antibullying skits and pink
sue. It was wonderful to see so much pink all day and to talk to people throughout the
programming, we aim to offer activities and programs for the youth of Peachland that ad-
dress a number of very important outcomes. For example, being able to participate in structured activities at the club, under the supervision of qualified staff, ensures that children and youth are physically and emotionally safe. Our goal is to create a place where all youth belong and can share ideas and feelings in a non-judgmental environment. We ensure youth feel welcomed, accepted, valued and respected. Through our programming and the positive relationships youth develop with staff and peers, we promote a sense of belonging and acceptance where youth can realize their potential. The club values involvement from all members of the community and we appreciate input on our programs. We want parents, children, youth, and the community to be engaged in the club and feel ownership of its programs. We would
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like to establish a parent advisory committee to meet quarterly. If your child is a member of the Peachland Boys and Girls Club we would like to extend an invitation to join the committee where we will discuss club programs and plans for the future. If you would like more information or are interested in attending, please call 250-767-2515. Is your child or youth looking for something fun to do during spring break? Bring them to the club! The Peachland Boys and Girls Club is offering a variety of different activities from March 18-29. While we will still have our regular Drop In Programs on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, we have
2515 to pre-register early. Thursday, March 27 we are hosting a barbeque for 11-16 year olds where they can kick off spring with a hot dog barbeque and time to hang out with friends at the club. For more information download our calendar of activities on our website at www. boysandgirlsclubs.ca or call us at 250-7672515.
also planned a couple of special events specifically for youth. On Thursday, March 20 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. we are going to play laser tag. For only $15, youth ages 11-16 can join up with friends and club staff to race through the themed adventure fields at Safari Ridge Adventure. Spaces are limited for the trip, be sure to call the club at 250-767-
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Saturday, March 8 Doors open at 6 p.m. for cocktails, followed by dinner, awards, auction and dance.
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Pet of the Week Name: Samson
PEACHLAND RESIDENT JESSICA MICHAUD captured two bronze medals at the BC Winter Games held in Mission last month. Michaud
was selected to be part of the Thompson Okanagan karate team and fought to win the bronze medal in individual kumite (sparring) and also won a bronze medal for team kata (synchronized forms). “I was pretty happy and excited,” Michaud told The View. 13-year-old Michaud has competed in numerous provincial tournaments and hopes to go on to national competitions in the future.
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MARCH 7, 2014
ARTS & CULTURE
Peachland Community Arts Council artist of the month: Christopher Byrd
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Christopher Byrd is a retired teacher of English, photography, filmmaking, and graphic design. In his retirement years as a freelance fine art photographer Byrd has taken the opportunity to travel the world recording his travels in digital images that he prints, mounts, and exhibits. While photo journalism is an integral part of his travels, Byrd likes to specialize in natural abstract imagery. There he escapes
closer to the micro world, one that lends itself to the imagination and entices the viewer to participate and to explore all pos-
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texture, created by the interplay of light and shadow, do much to shape his work. Originally from
Montreal, Byrd has illustrated his more photojournalistic work over a number of years at the Peachland Well-
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ness Centre lecture series by way of PowerPoint presentations. Topics have included “A Journey into Mysti-
cal Lands,” “India and Nepal,” “Egypt: An Antique Land of River and Desert,” “Down Under: Australia/New Zealand” and “Peru: The Amazon and Inca Civilization.” Byrd has held numerous exhibitions as a part of the Little Schoolhouse summer art series, The Gallery on Highway 97, the New Moon Gallery and the Lake Country ArtWalk in Winfield. Byrd’s photographic images can also be found on the Peachland Community Arts Council website at www.pcartscouncil. com and you are encouraged to visit his own website at http:// www.christopherbyrd. imagekind.com.
MARCH 7, 2014
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Choir singing provides opportunity to stay mentally healthy Sherry Kendrick Special to the Peachland View I have been very privileged to be the volunteer conductor and program facilitator for the Sunshine Singers and the intergenerational choir of the Peachland Wellness Centre. We were spreading love all around the town during February. The Sunshine Singers meet once a week on Wednesdays for an hour. We sing some oldies and some newer songs, with new considered to be music up to the 70s. Music and singing use different parts of the brain than speaking, and this makes more networks of gray matter throughout the brain. The breathing that is required to sing also helps to build lung capacity. Participants report feeling happier afterwards. Many of the songs have been recommended
THE SUNSHINE SINGERS, led by Sherry Kendrick. by members of the group, as personal preferences are accommodated. We are not just having fun
while we are singing, but are staying healthier as well. It is a time where you give yourself and parts of your brain a vacation, keeping
out the worries and stresses of the day. The intergenerational choir is made of some of the Sunshine Singers and one of the kindergarten classes at the Peachland Elementary School. Our time is shorter with them, as we meet once a week at the school for about half an hour. We sing some of our songs and some of their songs. Just as singing produces networks of gray matter for us, so it does for the children. They too use different parts of the brain to sing, perform actions and learn about singing techniques. We also take time to visit and get to know each other. The Young Senior Singers, as the intergenerational choir is known, keeps us young as we impart what we know to the children and they in turn learn about music and share their youth and enthusiasm with us.
The Sunshine Singers performed at the Friendship Tea at St. Margaret’s Church on February 12 and the Valentine Tea at the Peachland Wellness Centre on February 14. We have two concerts planned for April. One concert will take place at Brookhaven, while the other will take place at the Westwood Retirement Home. The Young Senior Singers also performed at the Peachland Library on February 13. Both choirs sang a number of songs, sending love and Valentine wishes to all who would listen. We love what we do and we love it even more when we can share it. If you like singing in an informal setting, come and join us at 4426 5th Street. For more information call 250-767-0141, email email@example.com, check us out on Facebook or visit www. peachlandwellnesscentre.ca.
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Pets often make ideal companions. They are around when a person needs support, they can provide protection for those living alone, they’re always willing to lend an ear to problems, and many tend to offer unconditional love. Seniors facing an empty nest or the loss of a spouse may find pets can buoy their spirits. Studies have shown that seniors can benefit both mentally and physically from having a pet around. Pets can alleviate anxiety, depression and boredom. While pets can provide comfort and companionship, they remain a significant responsibility. Seniors should find an animal that will fit in with
their lifestyles. This is an important consideration for those seniors who travel frequently or have mobility issues. In addition, men and women living in senior communities or assisted living facilities should determine if there are any pet restrictions in place. Those seniors who have decided that a dog will be the best fit can choose among several breeds that may be a good match for their needs. When selecting a dog, consider both size and temperament. Smaller dogs tend to be easier to handle and will need less maintenance. They are easily carried and won’t take as long to bathe and groom. Smaller dogs also consume less food
than larger breeds, reducing the expense of dog food and the hassle of wrangling large, heavy bags of chow. Temperament is also important, as some breeds tend to be more easygoing than others. Larger breeds may be preferable to a smaller breeds, which tend to be hyperactive. However, always remember there are pros and cons to each breed, and each dog will demonstrate his own personality traits. The following are some dogs that can be especially compatible with seniors. • Pug: Equally playful and willing to be a lap dog, the pug requires little exercise and grooming. The breed is typically nonaggressive and submissive.
Pugs are good-natured and playful; they don’t often bark and are easy to train. • Shih Tzu: The Shih Tzu lives for attention, but this breed can be dominant and difficult to train. The Shih Tzu will be alert to its surroundings and, despite its small stature, can be a good watchdog. • Pomeranian: Pomeranians look like big balls of fur and can bring a smile to an owner’s face. The breed tends to be perky, can display dominance and can be difficult to train. Because Pomeranians can be dog-aggressive, they may be best as the only pet in the house. • Yorkshire terrier: The Yorkie is a diminutive breed in size only, as they tend to
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have exuberant personalities that dwarf their stature. The ideal lap dog, Yorkies want to lie around and lounge, though some do like to bark. If the fur is kept short in a “puppy cut,” the dog can be easy to maintain. • Pembroke Welsh Corgi: This mediumsized dog hails from Wales and typically requires only moderate exercise and little grooming. They are easy to train and moderately dominant. They don’t bark excessively, and they often get along with other dogs. • Schnauzer: Available in three sizes, Schnauzers are good companions and protectors. This is an intelligent and loyal breed and will need to be kept amused to stave off boredom. • Brussels Griffon: These dogs do not shed, but they will require professional grooming at least once every three months. If socialized early, the Griffon can be a good companion but will likely remain wary of strangers. They are good watchdogs and devoted to their owners.
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A Celebration of Life for Carol Lynne Crawford
Margaret Edith Elise Bayntun
Puppy For Sale Mini Schnauzer puppy for sale, 5 months old. 1 left, color black. Very well behaved, great with children. non shedding. Potty patch trained. 1st vaccination, dewormed and tail dock. $800.00 Feel free to contact Elizabeth 250-864-6800 for more information or to view. FS-37
1931 ~ 2014
November 20, 1920 – February 28, 2014
will be held Friday March 7th, at 1:00 p.m. in Heritage Park, Peachland. There will be a reception to follow at the Peachland Legion. The family would like to invite all of her friends and people she knew through her business to join them in the Celebration of her life. William Alexander Lemmon, 82, of West Kelowna B.C. passed away Saturday February 22 with his loving wife Phoebe Anne by his side.
Wilbur Vernon Morrison
July 23, 1927 – February 23, 2014
Bill was born in Seaforth, Ontario on October 31, 1931 to Howard and Vera Lemmon. He was granted a BSC in Mechanical Engineering from Queens University and a Masters Degree in Engineering from McMaster University and spent the majority of his working career, which spanned more than five decades, in the environmental field. He was an active member of the Baha’i Faith for the last 49 years of his life and met Phoebe Anne at the beginning of those years. He volunteered for 23 years as the Treasurer of the Baha’i Pioneer Committee and dedicated countless hours assisting international pioneers. He spent his later years as Treasurer of the Peachland District Retirement Society and helped out in various capacities in the Peachland community. Bill touched very many people in many positive ways. Bill is survived by his wife Phoebe Anne and her children, Roxanne of Tonga, Dane (Sandra) of Fort Saskatchewan, Gail of Lanark, as well as adopted children from his first marriage, David and Mona Louise of Kingston; as well as 7 grand children. Also survived by his brother Bob and sister Marion. He is predeceased by his parents Howard and Vera and his sister Donna. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Patrick C. Walsh Prostate Cancer Research Fund Funeral Service to be held at Valleyview Funeral Home, 165 Valleyview Road, Kelowna, BC at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, February 27, 2014. Interment will follow at Lakeview Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 2850 Dry Valley Road, Kelowna, BC. The family would like to thank the staff at Lakeview Lodge for their special care in the time that Bill resided there. Condolences may be sent to the family through www.valleyviewfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Valleyview Funeral Home, Kelowna, BC 250-765-3147.
Passed into the presence of our Lord on February 23rd, 2014. Wil was born July 23rd, 1927, predeceased by his loving wife Ruby, survived by children Paul (Sharon), Donna, Kenneth (Jan), Gordon (Darcy), 9 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. The Morrisons served as missionaries in Africa for many years (Kenya 1949-67, Uganda 1982-87, South Africa 1987-91). They moved to BC in 1992, settling in Peachland. A Memorial Service was held at Emmanuel Assembly, West Kelowna on Saturday, March 1st, 2014, Pastor Derrick Hamre officiating. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting HansonsFuneral.ca Arrangements have been entrusted to HANSONS ARBOR WESTWOOD FUNERAL CHAPEL (250)768-3702
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Passed away peacefully at the age of 93 years. Born in York, England, Margaret immigrated to Saskatchewan at the age of four with her parents, three brothers and one sister. In 1941 she married Don Bayntun and had two children, Susan and Kenneth. In 1972, they retired in Peachland, BC where Margaret started the ‘Daybreak’ and ‘Source Bank’ programs and also acted as the President of Peachland Senior Centre for many years. Many of us will remember the good times in her Iron & Silk and Tai Chi classes. Sadly, she was predeceased by her husband Don, parents Fred and Gertrude, her brothers Lesley, Fred, Ken and by her sister Gertrude. Marg will be missed by her son Ken (Pam) of Squamish, BC, daughter Susan (David) of Kelowna and 5 grandchildren; Erica, Jamie, Bobby, Kyle and Cloe. A wonderful mother, wife, grandmother and teacher, she will be missed by us all. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.HansonsFuneral.ca Arrangements entrusted to the care of
NOTICES Witnesses Wanted A cyclist was injured in the early morning hours of July 20, 2013 on Beach Ave in Peachland, by Davis Cove. Anyone who witnesses or who has any information call 250-769-7444 ext. 100, ask for Paul. N-16 Alcoholics Anonymous Peachland Fellowship
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TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21
Taurus, you should be able to accomplish your objectives this week, in spite of some early distractions. Things will right themselves before long.
GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21
Gemini, concern about those closest to you might be foremost on your mind this week. Shift that focus to your own life and responsibilities for the time being.
CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22
Your professional life takes precedence this week, Cancer. Allow yourself ample time to tackle all the things on your plate at the office, and you will be glad you did.
LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23
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VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22
Virgo, uncertainty about your priorities arises over the next few days. Take time to think things through, but don’t be idle for too long. Do your best to stay motivated.
LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23
Long-term career goals are on your mind, Libra. Make time to develop a plan that can make those goals a reality. Consult with colleagues for advice or guidance.
SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22
Scorpio, there is always room for compromise, even when compromise seems unlikely. Don’t be too quick to assume there is no room to work out an agreement.
SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21
Your focus is at an all-time high this week, Sagittarius. Now is a good time to establish clear objectives at the workplace or for important personal matters.
CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20
Friends and family bring you a sense of well-being, Capricorn. Surround yourself with plenty of people in the days to come. Open your heart, and you will get much in return.
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COMMUNITY | FAITH
New board elected by retirement society members Pat Grieve Special to the Peachland View The end of February brings the start of another year for the Peachland and District Retirement Society (PDRS), with the annual general meeting (AGM) being held at the end of that month. February 28 saw the monthly potluck supper followed by an informative talk on the work of the Shriners given by Dr. Joyce Springate. In spite of the technical glitches, which sometime plague PowerPoint presentations, the audience learned of the 22
hospitals operated by the Shriners throughout North America, where children up to the age of 18 are accepted for treatment of many conditions, usually congenital abnormalities and burns. Treatment and transportation to these hospitals, in our region – Spokane or Portland – is completely free. The audience was informed that all it takes is a call to the local hospital representative to get the process started. The AGM followed the usual format of introductions and reports by directors.
Another successful year was reported, with membership numbers slightly higher than previously, at 320 for the year. Several building improvements were reported on, mainly the renovations in the storeroom and old kitchen. The donation of a defibrillator by the estate of Nancy Gordon was noted with appreciation. Without the dedicated service of the volunteer activity leaders there would be no PDRS at all, and, as president, I was happy to commend them all with a token gift. Those named were:
Taryn Skalbania (Monday, Wednesday and Friday Yoga); Doreen Hall (TOPS); Phyllis Papineau (Peachland Variety Singers); Kay Muir (TaiChi and Iron & Silk); Wilma Mackinnon (Quilting/NeedleArts, also a board member); Margaret Goetz (Wood Carvers); Joan Sykes (Carpet Bowling); Eva and Leo Reul (Bridge); Shirley Johnsen (Friendship Tuesday); Marsha Johnstone (Aerobics); Norbert Stein (Chess); Roberta Farrelly (Wednesday and Friday Art Club); Marie Langlois, Cal Cavanagh,
Irene Kendall, Marion Hall, and Marj Richards (Bingo); Margot Carson (phone work); and Roy Grieve (indispensable helper of the president). A huge round of applause was given to all. I was pleased to thank outgoing board members Valerie Fredericksen and Tony Straga, as well as the incumbent board members for their service over the year. Again, without the required governing body, the PDRS would not exist. Nor would it exist without the continued support of the District of Peachland, which
FOOD FOR THE SOUL
Observing Lent has never seemed so appropriate Jeff Bjorgan Emmanuel Church March 5 is Ash Wednesday, the day that marks the first day of Lent. It’s the beginning of the Lenten fast, a time when Christians begin to fast and pray in preparations for Easter, the day remembering the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Ash Wednesday is observed in many ways, but it is widely known as the day when Christians begin to reflect on their mortality. In some traditions, the sign of the cross is drawn on the forehead of participants using ashes. This is meant to symbolize our mortality as well as our sorrow for our sins. Fasting is often associated with choosing to go without food for a period of time, but during Lent, many people take the time to fast from other things as well, like distracting technology (such as social media or television), bad habits (such as smoking or excessive drinking), or the way we use our finances (curbing our spending habits and giving to charity instead of spending carelessly). All of this is embarked upon to open up time to reflect, to pay attention to our values, to remind ourselves that we are not in control and to be alert to the areas where we haven’t been good stewards of our resources. Although Lent is often seen as a personal initiative, it seems to me that society would benefit greatly from collective reflection and
fasting. Technology, for instance, has definitely played a role in changing how we interact with each other. Albert Borgmann, a philosopher of technology from Missoula, Montana, has argued that every time a new technology is embraced, something else has been displaced. One can see this in the effect cell phones have had on community. Where at one time people looked up when they walked our sidewalks, sharing smiles and exchanging greetings, these days our streets are significantly quieter, with most people plugged into a smart phone, ear buds firmly implanted in their ears, heads turned down. Imagine if we as a community collectively fasted from our iPhones for a little bit each day in order to spend time looking up and interacting with people. Or take stewarding our resources. We just finished watching an amazing spectacle in Sochi, Russia, where over $50 billion was spent on hosting the Olympics. Although the winter games build community and patriotism, the overall cost of the games is staggering, especially when at one point, $50 billion was deemed what it would take to make poverty history in Africa. Imagine if during Lent countries took a breath from all their spending and posturing and instead reflected on how we can better handle the disparity between the rich and the poor.
I know, I may be imagining things a little too grandly. I know that cell phones and other devices have become such an ingrained part of everyday life that shutting them down for a month, for many people, would be the equivalent of cutting off one’s arm. Community values don’t rank very high when our individual habits are at stake. I also know that nations, by nature, are not altruistic. It’s a dog eat dog world out there; the recent political environment in the Ukraine can attest to that. A distribution of wealth does not seem to be in the best interest of the rich. But that doesn’t mean we don’t need what Lent has to offer.
In fact, because of the improbability of it happening, it means our world needs Lent all the more. That doesn’t mean reflection and fasting can’t take place at a grassroots level. Sober community reflection through town hall meetings, local rallies, study groups and dealing with ways we can enrich our lives by going without would be a good start. There are many times of the year where we can celebrate what is good in our lives. Thanksgiving helps us to reflect on how we’ve been blessed. Christmas helps us find peace and hope for the future. But Lent, as it has been practiced for centuries, offers an opportunity for
us to reflect soberly on how we have done as a society, and how we can restore things that matter most to us.
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