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250-494-1238 Eldon and Donna Kerbes (centre) were honoured as Citizens of the Year Friday at the Spirit of Peachland Civic Awards ceremony. The Kerbes are shown with (left to right) Mayor Fielding and Councillors Moberg, Condon, Fraser and Schierbeck.
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By Joanne Layh
The top prize at the Spirit Peachland Civic for of Peachlander’s Awards ceremony was withawarded this adto not this year one, but two individuals. At the awards ceremony on HWY Friday, Donna and 97 Eldon Kerbes were givSol l en the llehonour ofy Rbeing d rie Va y Rd Prai pronounced Peachland’s Beijing Citizens of the Year. We were quite surBehind that McDonalds off Hwyeven 97 prised we were nominated, let alone in #9 - 7519 Prairie Rd, that particular Summerland category,” Eldon Kerbes told the View. “It was quite a shock to be nominated for that.” The Kerbes’ generously volunteer their time to a number of community groups. Eldon is well known for his extensive R E S T UA R A NT
involvement with the by leading the audience Spirit of BC and the Loney and Linda Nicho- Lighting Award went to Peachland Lions Club. in singing the national Councillor’s Award went las were acknowledged Deborah and Samuel His wife Donna volun- anthem. Throughout to Chris Byrd. for their contribution in Derksen. teers regularly with the the evening, the Danny Both the Centennial making Peachland a Five While not everyone Peachland Hospital AuxSameshima Trio had the and Communities in Bloom community. left the Joanne ceremony with Mayor Fielding (left) and Councillor Kerbes unveil Peachland’s new aquatic wheelchair. Layh photo iliary and is also involved pleasure of performing Bloom Committees were Councillor Moberg an award, a special segwith the Peachland Quil- to a full house, as the cer- presented the Meritori- presented the Commu- ment in the first part of ters Guild and Pincush- emony was particularly ous Service award. Cen- nity Builders award to the program allowed for ion Quilters Guild. well attended this year. tennial Committee mem- Lynne Herrin. community group recogBoth Donna and ElWhen the awards seg- bers Chris Scowen, Don The Youth Achieve- nitions. don are active in the ment of the evening be- Wigfield, Lorraine Berg- ment award went to PorAmong others, PeachPeachland Fall Fair and gan, Constable Jeremy man, Peter Schierbeck tia Conner, one of this land Fire and Rescue Peachland Players. Need- Ricker and the Peach- and Barb Dionne were year’s Peachland Ambas- Service acknowledged less to say, the couple land Ambassador candi- honoured for their hard sador candidates. Con- Dory Nash, Peachland’s are dedicated to offering dates were on hand to es- work in ensuring the cen- nor was successful in Firefighter of the Year. While Kelowna and Penticton also have Peachland medal bearer. Howard was joined Joanne their time andby effort to Layh cort the winners of each tennial year was a suc- raising over $9,000 for The Peachland Lions wheelchair ramps leading to the lake, Peach- by Lynn Brady, Evan Guthrie, Michael Fethe community. In fact, category down the red cess, while Communities CIBC Run for the Cure. Club recognized Lynne thought to be the finest. As well, doruk and Brayden Morris as the relay made Okanagan for a swim land’s is in theAccessing Kerbes’ missed muchLake carpet. Bloom Committee The Water Conserva- Herrin as Lion of the is the only community on Okana- its way from 13th Street to Swim Bay. justthe gotawards a little ceremony easier for some residentsMcLaughlan, in Peachlandmembers of Helen Gord Thorne, tion Landscaping prize Year, Peachland Sportsgan Lake that provides lifeguards on duty. The relay events celebrate the 25th anPeachland, thanks to a new aquatic wheelbecause both were busy Sarah (Sadie) Todd and Doreen Thorne, Wilma was awarded to Nahid men’s association memAbout 80 people attended Wednesday’s niversary of Rick Hansen’s Man in Motion chair donated by the Peachland Lions Club. volunteering in the kitch- Stella Vaughan-Birch McKinnon, Phyllis Pap- Gordon and Liz and ber Martha Jenkins paid relay event. The celebration kicked off with World Tour that was organized to raise funds Theduring aquatic made debut at en thewheelchair event. tookits home the Free- ineau, Martha Jenkins, Dale Zimmerman for tribute to Sportsman of live entertainment provided by local musi- to increase accessibility and help find a cure Swim Bay during a welcome celebration for While the Kerbes’ were dom of the Municipality Doug Ross, Mary True- their use of drought tol- the Year Judy Vernando cian Papa Thom. Peachland Wellness Centre for spinal cord injury. The anniversary tour the Rick Hansen relay team, which passed busy in the kitchen, the award. Darlene Hartford man, Darlene Hartford, erant shrubs and other and Olive Fielding spoke program coordinator and difference-maker began last August in Newfoundland and will through Peachland last Wednesday as part of Peachland Variety Sing- received the Mayor’s Chris Scowen, Polly eco-friendly landscaping about the contributions Wendy Howard was chosen to be the official conclude in Vancouver on May 22. a nation-wide tour. ers opened the evening Award for her work with Palmer, Doug Allin, Vic elements. The Christmas of the Wellness Centre.
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APRIL 20, 2012
RDCO launches emergency information website by Joanne Layh In the event of a forest fire or other emergency in the Central Okanagan, residents can now access up-to-date information online, thanks to a new emergency information website launched by the Regional District of the Central Okanagan (RDCO).
The website is dedicated to providing the latest information directly from the Emergency Operation Centre. â€œThe website, cordemergency.ca is simple and easy to use, containing just a few pages and will provide the latest information whenever the Emergency Operation Centre has been activated and is staffed,â€? Central Okanagan emer-
gency program coordinator Jason Brolund said. RDCO communications officer Bruce Smith encourages residents to visit the website and sign up for their online email notification program. Those who subscribe will be emailed maps, news releases, and other information from the Emergency Operation Centre Public
Information Office as events unfold. In addition to providing timely information about emergency events, the website also provides links to emergency preparedness information regarding floods, wildfire, severe storms and more. Residents can access the emergency information website by visiting www. cordemergency.ca.
Peachland Residents Association presentation encourages homeowner responsibility to help prevent forest fires contributed We live in fire valley, and within three minutes a wildfire could be at your door! Is your home at risk? The Peachland Residents Association (PRA) hosted a community conversation with three of the Okanaganâ€™s leading experts on fire prevention and protection on Wednesday, April 25 at the 50 Plus Activity Centre. Rene Blanleil, former Kelowna fire chief, Grant Topham, Peachlandâ€™s fire chief, and Dale Bohjara from the Ministry of Forest and Range gave informative presentations on their work in the Okanagan and the responsibilities of residents. Topham told the audience of about 30 that Peachland had been very lucky with the Seclusion Bay fire of 2010. It could have been a
catastrophe but fortunately a change in wind direction blew the fire back on itself. He gave a PowerPoint presentation showing the work that has been done in Peachland to mitigate fire hazards, with before and after photos clearly demonstrating the effectiveness of this work, as global warming and the pine beetle epidemic make our forests more susceptible to extreme wildfires. Peachland Fire Department has been working with the Ministry of Forest and Range and with Rutland Secondary School forestry students to mitigate fire risks on public land at minimal costs to taxpayers. In 2005 a community wildfire prevention plan was adopted and a new, updated one is almost complete. According to Blanleil, prescribed burns are the most effective way to limit
damage from wildfires, particularly this year as the Okanagan has had a cool spring, but it is not popular with residents because of the smoke pollution created. Bojharaâ€™s department partners with communities from the U.S. border to Kelowna International Airport, an area that includes over 250,000 people, to prevent and respond to forest fires. But they cannot do this alone; he told the audience that it is important for homeowners to do what they can to keep their homes safe by mitigating the easiest risks first. He recommended simple things like cleaning up pine needles on your property and on your roof, keeping cedar hedgerows away from your home, choosing leafy plants instead of needle ones, removing storage areas from un-
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Regular council highlights: Apr. 24 by Erin Hayman 2012 financial plan Council gave first three readings to: â€˘ 2012 Financial Plan Bylaw No. 2022, 2012; â€˘ 2012 Tax Rates Bylaw No. 2023, 2012; and â€˘ 2012 Parcel Tax Bylaw No. 2026 â€“ 2034, 2012. Council also received a financial plan presentation from the director of finance. There will be an average of a 2.4 per cent increase in the general municipal property taxes, and a 1.6 per cent increase in police taxes for single-family homes. Sustainable transportation partnership Memorandum of Understanding Council approved the Memorandum of Understanding between local governments of the Central Okanagan for a sustainable transportation partnership, subject to the development of an inter-local agreement to more formally establish the new partnership. This agreement will provide for a strategic partnership of local and regional government in the Central Okanagan to coordinate the regional delivery of sustainable transportation programs and projects in support of common regional policy and interests. Affordable housing study Council received an affordable housing opportunity study for the District of Peachland prepared by Cherie Enns Consulting. The report will be useful in determining affordable housing priorities, drafting housing agreements for development projects and enhancing housing policies in the Official Community Plan. Road Closure and Removal of Highway Disposition â€“ Portion of Somerset Avenue Council gave first and second readings to Road Closure and Disposition â€“ Portion of Somerset Avenue Bylaw No. 2018, 2012 for the purposes of improving the roadway access to the Ponderosa Pincushion development. Under the Community Charter, a municipality can proceed with closing a highway and removing its highway dedication by bylaw. The statutory regulations for the road closure will be advertised in the Peachland View.
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APRIL 20, 2012
In Brief by Joanne Layh
B.C. minimum wage increases If you are earning the minimum wage, your paycheque will be just a little bit thicker this month as a result of an increase in the minimum wage that took effect on May 1. The bump to $10.25 per hour is the third minimum wage increase over the last year in British Columbia. Before May 1, 2011 the minimum wage was just $8 per hour. “British Columbians who made $8 per hour last year, could now have more than an additional $4,000 in their pockets this year. That’s good news for individuals and families - and that’s good news for the economy,” Minister of Labour, Citizens’ Services and Open Government Margaret MacDiarmid said. Prior to this month’s increase, the minimum wage was $9.50 per hour.
Former Peachlander releases book Author Bryce Baker, formerly of Peachland and currently residing in West Kelowna, is set to release his first action/adventure novel on May 5. Shield and Sword: The Kabe Legacy will be available for purchase online from Amazon and Barnes & Noble and later in
the month should be available locally at Mosaic Books and Chapters. Baker has scheduled a book signing event at Chapters in Kelowna’s Orchard Park Shopping Centre on May 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Plans shaping up for the 2012 World of Wheels car show in Peachland Car enthusiasts will once again descend on Peachland this May long weekend, when the 15th annual World of Wheels Show and Shine will take over downtown Peachland. The World of Wheels car show has grown from a few cars in its first year to a display of over 500 in recent years. The event is thought to attract an estimated 10,000 people to downtown Peachland each year. “World of Wheels has grown so big that it can’t get much bigger,” World of Wheels committee chair Pam Cunningham said. “This year our goal is to have a simple car show in the best location anywhere. And we’ll still have 500 or so really neat cars, trucks and antique boats.” Those who wish to participate in the event by entering their vintage car, truck or boat for display can preregistration now at www.peachlandworldofwheels.ca. All entrants will receive a draw ticket, breakfast ticket and vehicle information sheets. The first 500 entries
will receive a dash plaque as well. Finding parking downtown during the event can be a challenge, which is why for the eighth year in a row realtor Roger Cyr will sponsor two buses to transport spectators to the downtown area from the Peachland Centre Mall and Gateway areas. The World of Wheels Show and Shine will take place on Sunday, May 20 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Peachland.
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From the mayor’s desk: Summary of current issues by Mayor Keith Fielding This article summarizes a few of the issues that council has addressed over the past few weeks, and where appropriate, indicates next steps and opportunities for readers to get more information should they wish. Economic impact study: At a public information meeting held last week, principals of the Vann Struth Consulting Group presented the findings of the economic impact analysis we commissioned them to undertake given the high level of development proposed for Peachland over the next 15-20 years. The full report is available on the District of Peachland website. In addition to its value to the municipality as a planning tool, it will be of interest to anyone wanting more information about growth management and the impact of growth on municipal finances, employment opportunities, retail markets, policing, fire services, education, and social cohesion. Affordable housing Council has long recognized the need to encourage the settlement in Peachland of younger adults and families with children. A key component of that goal is the provision of affordable housing. Current policy requires that 10 per cent of new housing development meets a CMHC derived definition of affordability – in our case, that a family whose income is 20 per cent below the community average should be able to purchase the home without spending more than 30 per cent of their income to do so. Further elaboration of the policy reveals many implementation complexities. Council and staff are now working to resolve these matters. Smart meters BC Hydro will be installing so-called “smart meters” in all communities in B.C. and plan to have completed installation in the B.C. interior by the end of this year. The meters transmit power consumption and power outage data to a central source by means of a low level radio frequency signal that is active for approximately one-minute per day – an exposure that according to BC Hydro and other authorities is so low that it would take 20 years for the emissions to be equal to one
30-minute cell phone call. Nevertheless, as in many cian who has now developed for Peachland a low cost communities, some residents remain concerned about system (less than $3,000) that when implemented will health impacts. The commitment from BC Hydro is enable anyone interested to do so, to view and listen that no smart meter will be installed in a residence to council and committee meetings via the internet. until the homeowner’s questions and concerns have More details will follow when the system is ready for been addressed satisfactorily. We plan to ensure that use. this policy is observed, and that the public have full Please let me know if you have questions and comaccess to valid information prior to installation. ments. I will be happy to respond and can be reached Financial plan by email at firstname.lastname@example.org The budget process is now being finalized. For the average homeowner, the 2012 tax bill will be 2.9 per cent higher than Phone: 250-767-2647 Fax: 250-767-3433 Web: www.peachland.ca in 2011. Of this increase 5806 Beach Avenue, Peachland, BC, V0H 1X7 1.6 per cent is attributable directly to extra policing costs – the higher Green Credits Application amount being the result of our population exceedOwners or occupiers of properties ranging in size from ½ acre to 2 acres, with ing 5,000 and requiring a water meter, may qualify annually for a green credit towards their quarterly us to enter into a federal RCMP contract that is sigirrigation bill, under the following criteria: nificantly more expensive a.) The area used for food production for direct human consumption is at least .25 acres; than the previous provincial contract. The other b.) A water efficient system is in place to irrigate food producing areas. Water efficient 1.3 per cent provides for systems include micro-jet or drip irrigation systems and soaker hoses. Additional water the funding of all budgetefficient systems may be approved by the Appeals Committee. ed expenditures as well as collections for other agenc.) A separate meter to record irrigation consumption must be either already in place, or cies including the regional installed at the property owner’s expense. district, school board, library and hospital district. d.) For qualifying properties a $0.15 per m³ credit for irrigation water use will be provided The financial plan can be on each of the two quarterly water bills for irrigation use up to the determined amount accessed on the district of water per acre (or portion thereof). website or obtained from the municipal offices. Interested applicants can download an application from the Municipal website at Internet streaming of www.peachland.ca or from the Municipal office. The deadline for applications is May council and committee 30th, 2012. The District of Peachland will inspect the property for compliance to the meetings criteria for qualification as deemed necessary. Following a visit to Salmon Arm municipal For more information, please contact the District at 250-767-2647. offices we have connected with a computer techni-
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APRIL 20, 2012
Peak into the Past
Kids will benefit from proceeds
t was a fabulous day in Summerland last Sunday for the Peachland Lions 14th Annual Charity Golf Tournament. The weather couldn’t have been any better and the pristine surroundings of the Summerland Golf and Country Club were the perfect setting for the event. This was my first official event as a Peachland Lion, and I was very impressed with everything that goes into making an event such as this so successful. I helped with set up, but my main duty for the day was taking team photos, which enabled me to meet many wonderful people. Being set up on the first tee, I also had the opportunity to chat with one of the tournaments main sponsors, the BodyFit crew. Owner James Pabla and two staff members, Kaitlin Milroy and Sabrina Hall, were on hand giving out free passes to the fitness centre. They were a fun and enthusiastic trio, and I’m sure they enjoyed themselves as well. I felt very fortunate to be part of this event. All proceeds from the tournament go to Agur Lake Camp and Camp Winfield - two worthy causes that focus on children with special needs and their families, who will no doubt be appreciative for the donation and who can definitely use the funds. Agur Lake Camp has been in development for several years and will be a safe, barrier-free outdoor wilderness facility where families with challenges can rest and rejuvenate. The camp is located 20 km west of Summerland, on 54 acres of land leased from the Robin Agur family and the provincial government. They have a picnic pavilion, a fishing dock and an outdoor accessible washroom and are developing infrastructure linking two newly situated cabins. Future plans to support their barrier-free mandate are to establish trail systems, additional cabins, an amphitheatre and lodge. They anticipate welcoming their first guests with special needs and their families this summer. Some of the family activities that will be available at Agur Lake Camp include: picnicking, hiking, fishing and exploring nature. Camp Winfield is located 21 kms outside of Kelowna in a peaceful wooded setting. The 25-acre site offers an open plateau dotted with 60-foot evergreens. The B.C. Lions Society for Children with Disabilities operates three Easter Seals Camps, including Camp Winfield throughout the province. All three of these summer camps feature fully accessible swimming pools, climbing walls, giant team swings, and in-ground trampolines. They all have arts and crafts spaces, on-site camp out areas, large playing fields and costume rooms. BC Easter Seals Camps provide free overnight summer camping experiences for children and teens with physical and/or mental disabilities throughout British Columbia. Every summer over 800 children with disabilities spend a week at one of these three camps, which provide them with self-esteem, selfconfidence, and a sense of independence. Thank you to my fellow Lions for letting me be a part of this fundraising opportunity. I went home at the end of the day exhausted and extremely delighted with what we had done. By Constance Roth
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Truckin’ Local trafﬁc wasn’t busy on Beach Avenue when the newly opened Brenda Mines brought the 100 Ton Electra Haul trucks through town on their way up Princeton Avenue to the mine. The year would be about 1970. The mine made a big change to the economy of Peachland for over 20 years with it’s giant open pit mine, now a deep lake. Photo courtesy the Peachland Historical Society
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Bear intrusion on Victoria Street
Just in case you are keeping a record of sightings of our local bear problem, I wish you to note that our property was damaged by such an animal in the early hours of Saturday, April 28. It knocked down our fence (which is a light one only to keep our dog restricted) and attempted to pry open our garbage container. We never thought to bring it inside as it was empty, but we were told to do so by the conversation officer to whom we reported the incident.
We became aware that something was wrong when our dog refused to go outside for her early morning business and just barked. We wondered why there was a ruckus during the night from our neighbours’ dogs too, which was unusual. Our pet is still nervous about our backyard area. The area in question is Ehlers Road and the north end of Victoria Street. Herb Hayes, Peachland
Book brings the experience alive Growing up in a family that had moved away from the colony back in the ‘60s, we were protected from all the abuse and drama of it all. When my mom finally wrote her story Removing the Hutterite Kerchief it put all the pieces together and made the experience come alive. The stories we had heard over the years all began to fit together like a jigsaw puzzle.
Brave, courageous, hard working and bonded together we were by the experience we all shared as a family. Thanks mom and dad for striking out on your own and for writing about our awesome adventure. Maria Petrick, Winnipeg
Conservatives reckless with health MP Dan Albas is acting recklessly, putting his community members’ health at risk. He is supporting legislation that will reduce food safety oversight and make major cuts to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). Canadians remember the devastating impact on many families from deaths caused by the Listeriosis outbreaks. We know that more needs to be done to protect consumers, but in a callous and misguided move the Conservatives are making the problem worse. They have decided to cut food inspectors and eliminate programs designed to proactively identify unsafe meat and other food products. Bowing to industry pressure, Conservatives are also eliminating enforcement of product labelling in spite
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of widespread violations. Consumers will now be responsible for determining whether companies’ claims about nutritional information, such as levels of cholesterol, sodium and sugar, are true. For those with serious health conditions like peanut allergies or diabetes, false claims could prove deadly. Waiting for Canadians to get sick is not a food safety strategy. Liberals are opposing these cuts because Canadians deserve to know that food they buy at the grocery store is safe and that manufacturers’ health claims are true. I encourage Mr. Albas to reverse his reckless position and put Canadians’ health first. Frank Valeriote, MP Liberal Party Critic for Agriculture
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APRIL 20, 2012 Letters continued from Page 4
Peachland romance - more than a brief love affair No doubt, it was love at first sight. My heart had just been broken badly and here we were, our eyes reflecting the vast changing sky and I was falling for it. Peachland, spread out over the surrounding hills and with its historic core nestled at the shores of this gigantic lake, which at times could be mistaken for the cool ocean. Even so, it was a warm welcome here, and slowly this newfound love was healing my most recent wounds. Hope and happiness were on the horizon again and came nearer with every sunset over the lake. There
were days with dark storms and then rainbows, but all friendly people. It was easy to become engaged quickly, despite that we had just met: Peachland’s Community Arts Council, Newcomers Club, the Little Schoolhouse Society and Peachland Trekkers were my first dates. Granted, there was a bit of an age difference between us, but who is to judge that; we had meaningful fun. Then a date with the Peachland Chamber of Commerce let into a more ‘age-appropriate’ and committed relationship that I wished then would last
a lifetime. At first there was passion, fueled by exciting ideas to be explored, which then soon were taken over by endless survival tasks that could easily keep two people busy full-time. And while this stressed the relationship, there were also many highlights, including putting on big successful fundraising events and making new friends at local businesses and in the community - all made up of very giving citizens that make Peachland so vibrant and desirable. Hard work is required at times and can be rewarding in many ways. How-
ever, it needs to be balanced with other things to make it that, rewarding. In my view, healthy committed relationships are about give and take, teamwork, mutual respect, reliability, trust and good communication. And as it so happens, sometimes when working on such a relationship, one finds out unexpected things about the other, communication isn’t flowing, or you realize that you are just too different. Then it is better to end it and not linger in the hope someone will change; knowing very well that we can’t change others but only ourselves. Letters continued on Page 7
Motorcycle safety, school calendars addressed by MLA Bill Barisoff There is something to be said when members of a community have an opportunity to come together and celebrate success and achievement. Such was the case this past Friday night as the Penticton Vees won the Doyle Cup in a decisive manner before the largest crowd of the season. On a personal note, to experience the electric atmosphere in the air and the collective cheers of 4,700 hockey fans watching history being made was one that will not soon be forgotten. I greatly enjoyed attending this hockey game and while this victory was the first of its kind in 26 years, something tells me that the South Okanagan will not have to wait another 26 years to witness the return of the Doyle Cup again in Penticton. This coming weekend the South Okanagan Event Centre (SOEC) will host one of the largest RV shows ever held within B.C.’s Interior with close to 50 different exhibitors attending the show. Later this year legendary performers such as B.B. King, John Cougar and others will also appear at the facility. Although there are always challenges, it is rewarding to see the SOEC start to establish many positive contributions to the region. As the legislature is currently in session, a number of new bills have been introduced recently that may be of interest to residents here in the Okanagan. Bill 36, the School Amendment Act 2012, proposes a number of changes, the most significant being the elimination of the standard school calendar. Although a minimum number of instructional hours would still be required to be met, eliminating the
standard school calendar would allow locally elected boards of education and education authorities to offer more creative scheduling options that could better meet the needs of students. These changes do not suggest that the current school calendar would necessarily be changed, only that local districts would have more scheduling options then are currently available. Also this week, new changes were announced to motorcycle laws that will come into force on June 1 of this year. The new regulations will include strict enforcement that only approved helmets will be permitted
for motorcyclists and any passengers including children. In addition, the use of foot pegs or passenger boards will be required for any passenger on a motorcycle. Other changes include a graduated licensing system with power restrictions for new riders and greater education for car and truck drivers to be more aware of safe vehicle movement around motorcycles. Although motorcycles make up only three per cent of insured vehicles on the road, 10 per cent of all B.C. driver fatalities are from motorcycles accidents. Over the past 15 years motorcycle deaths have increased by close to 60 per cent with
over 200 motorcycle fatalities alone recorded in the past five years and a further 5,000 reported injuries. Beginning in May of last year, larger motorcycle license plates with increased font size have also become standard issue to riders. Lastly, this week a comment in response to suggestions for road improvement projects: It is reasonably common to receive suggestions from members of the public for projects that could potentially improve various roadways and or intersections throughout our region. When I receive these requests, if time permits I often attend the area in question firsthand. How-
ever, all comments are passed on to the Ministry of Transportation. Often a particular area may be scheduled for a future upgrade in two or three years time, at which point these upgrades can be incorporated in with other pending work. In some situations, a project may be placed on a priority list given budget considerations or there may be other unresolved factors still pending. In some cases, after further investigation the suggested change may actually make a roadway less safe when considering other variables. In all instances every effort is made to accommodate improved and safer road
access for the motoring public. To pass on a suggestion do not hesitate to contact my office.
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School District Long-Term Facility Plan Public Consultation Meetings School District No. 23 is in the process of updating the District’s LongTerm Facility Plan. The Plan will be driven by educational program requirements, community and enrolment demographics, school operating capacities, as well as the current condition of facilities. The Facility Plan will provide a comprehensive rationale and business case for key local decisions related to future school grade configurations, specific school additions and renovations, replacement of aging schools, and requirement for new schools. The comprehensive School District Facility Plan will form the basis for all major capital investment decisions by the Ministry of Education.
The Facility Plan needs to: • Enhance/optimize student learning • Reflect the best of what is known in educational research • Promote the health & well-being of students, staff, parents & the community • Confirm the long-term role of each school • Optimize each school’s capacity, and utilization • Provide for flexibility and future growth • Provide for long term stability & sustainability of our schools
The District will be hosting 5 community meetings to provide an opportunity for public input into the Long-Term Facility Plan. • May 8, 6:30 pm – Lake Country Zone at George Elliot Secondary - Community Gym • May 10, 6:30 pm – Okanagan Mission Zone at Okanagan Mission Secondary - Gym • May 14, 6:30 pm – Rutland Zone at Rutland Senior Secondary - Gym • May 15, 6:30 pm – Central Zone at Kelowna Secondary - Multipurpose Room • May 22, 6:30 pm – Westside Zone at Mount Boucherie Secondary - Multipurpose Room
1 Yields to maturity effective April 30, 2012, subject to availability and price change. Yield and market value may fluctuate if sold prior to maturity, and the amount received from the sale of these securities may be more than, less than or equal to the amount originally invested. Bond values may decline in a rising interest rate environment. Any bonds called prior to maturity may result in reinvestment risk for the bond owner. 2 Investment-grade bonds are those with a rating of AAA to BBB and/or Aaa to Baa. Contact your local Edward Jones advisor for more information about maturity dates and applicable call provisions.
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Please join us to learn more and provide your thoughts to the Board of Education for the long-term vision of our District. For more information, please visit the Facility Plan Quick Link on our Webpage at http://www.sd23.bc.ca.
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6 - The Peachland View
APRIL 20, 2012
Your Guide to Local Activities and Events SUNDAYS
Jerry Dober Breakfast, 8am, Peachland Wellness Centre
Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 9:30am, 50+ Activity Centre
Aerobics, 9:30am, 50+ Activity Centre
Line Dancing, 9am, 50+ Activity Centre
Peachland United Service, 10am, United Church
Ladies Morning Coffee, 10am, Peachland Wellness Centre
Spring Photography Program, 10am-12pm, Peachland Wellness Centre.
Wellness Circle, 10am, Peachland Wellness Centre
Tai Chi (Wellness Centre), 10am continued level, Peachland United Church
Crystal Waters Service, 10am, Little Schoolhouse
Tai Chi, 12pm, 50+ Activity Centre
St. Margaret’s Anglican Church Worship, 10am, St. Margaret’s Anglican Church Emmanuel Church Workship Service, 10am, Peachland Elementary School Peachland Baptist Service, 11am, 4204 Lake Ave. Meat Draw, 2pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69
Needle Arts, 1:15pm, 50+ Activity Centre BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS Tween Scene, 3-5pm, 4th Street Place Peachland Guides 5:15pm, Peachland Rec Centre. Peachland Sparks (girls 5-6), 5:30pm, Peachland Recreation Centre Wood Carvers, 7pm, 50+ Activity Centre Peachland Baptist Church Youth Night (youth 11-14), 7pm, Peachland Baptist Church
Shannon Lake Youth Fishing, 10am-3pm; Shannon Lake Fishing Pond. Peachland Sportsmen invite all youth under 16 to Shannon Lake on May 6 plus every Saturday in May. There will be a BBQ, and free bait and tackle. Bring your family and enjoy yourself. The pond is stocked by Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC.
Computer Literacy, 10am, Peachland Wellness Centre Carpet Bowling, 10am, 50+ Activity Centre
Chess, 1:15pm, 50+ Activity Centre
Bereavement, 10am, Peachland Wellness Centre
Yoga, 1:30pm, 50+ Activity Centre
Iron and Silk Exercise, 11am, 50+ Activity Centre
Peachland Toastmasters, 12pm, Peachland Community Centre
Sunshine Singers, 1:15pm, Peachland Wellness Centre
AA, 12pm, 50+ Activity Centre (2nd & 4th week of the month only)
Central Okanagan Model Railway Company Group, 7pm, Peachland Museum
Men’s Coffee, 1pm, Peachland Wellness Centre BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS Teen Drop-In, 4-6:30pm, Westside Youth Centre *text 250859-3893 for a ride.
Peachland Baptist Church Gym Night, 7pm, Peachland Community Centre
Peachland Rotary Club Meeting, 12pm, Gasthaus Pub AA, 12pm, 50+ Activity Centre
Men’s Morning Coffee, 10am, Peachland Wellness Centre Yoga, 10:30am, 50+ Activity Centre Art Class, 1pm, 50+ Activity Centre Ladies Snooker, 5pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69
SATURDAYS Carpet Bowling, 10am, 50+ Activity Centre Meat Draw, 3pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69 Karaoke with Anita, 7pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69
Papa Thom LIVE, 6-9pm, Waterfront Grill. Potluck, Meeting, or Entertainment, 6pm, 50+ Activity Centre (4th week of the month only)
Meat Draw, 4pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69
BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS Spaghetti and Crafts, Tweens 5-7; Middle Teens 5-7, 4th Street Place. Free!
Peachland Brownies (girls 7-8), 5:30pm, Anglican Church
Friendship Tuesday, 1pm, 50+ Activity Centre. 1pm blood pressure reading and massage followed by a screening of Ladies in Lavender starring Judi Dench and Maggie Smith. Everyone is welcome; refreshments will be supplied.
Peachland Community Arts Council Appreciation Reception and AGM, 7pm, banquet room at Peachland Community Centre. All members and anyone interested in the arts is welcome to attend. Lit competition winners will read.
Tai Chi (Wellness Centre), 6pm, Peachland United Church
Bridge, 7pm, 50+
Peachland Pathfinders and Rangers (girls 12-17), 7pm, Anglican Church
BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS PS3 Night for Middle Teens, 6-7:30pm, Peachland Community Centre. Valley Wide Business After Hours, 5pm, Summerland Waterfront Resort and Spa and Local Lounge Grille, Summerland. Call 250-494-2686. Dancing at Lughnasa, 8pm, 4th Street Place. Pick up tickets for this Peachland Players production at Peachland Pharmacy.
MAY 4: BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS Race for Youth, 5-8pm, meet at Peachland Community Centre.
Peachland Baptist Church Men’s Breakfast, 8:30am, Peachland Baptist Church. Every second week.
Spirit of Peachland Civic Awards, Welcome reception at 6:30pm and awards at 7:30pm, Peachland Community Centre. The community is invited to attend this annual event to celebrate achievement and service in Peachland.
Puttin’ on the Hitz, 7:30pm, Peachland Community Centre. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets available at the chamber of commerce, Rocky J’s Beach Hut, or at the door.
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APRIL 20, 2012
Youth News: Happy youth week, Peachland! by Caleigh Ellis Youth week is the provincial celebration of youth that is held every year during the first week of May. It is a week of fun, interaction, and celebration intended to build a strong connection between young people and their communities and to profile issues, accomplishments, and diversity of youth across the province. It doesn’t matter where youth week is celebrated, the idea is the same - young people are important and need to be recognized in a constructive manner. Their contributions need to be acknowledged and celebrated. Whether it is recreation, drama, sport, dance, civic engagement, art, volunteerism or leadership, every day young people are involved in meaningful activities during their discretionary time. The Boys and Girls Club will be hosting three events that are available to youth in Peachland: • May 2 - Youth will meet by the Peachland Community Center at 3:45 p.m. and cheer on the Rick Hansen Relay at Swim Bay, and then we will hop in the van and have dinner with our friends at the Westside Youth Centre. After dinner we will go to the brand new Boys and Girls Club computer lab in Kelowna. We will be back in Peachland around 8:30 p.m.; • May 3 - Youth will meet at the Peachland Community Centre at 3:45 p.m. and hop in the van to go to the Webber Road Centre and take part in some fun games in their gym. We will be back in Peachland around 6:30 p.m.; and • May 4 – Youth will meet outside the Peachland Community Centre at 5 p.m., then we will split into teams and have a Race for Youth, which is a combination of the Amazing Race and Minute to Win It. Afterwards we will have some dinner. The event will end at 8 p.m. As a community how can we celebrate our youth? The PlayWorks Partnership has come up with eight good practices that are common among youth friendly communities. Although Peachland is proficient in many of these eight areas, the challenge for youth week and the month of May is to help support just one of these best practices: 1) Genuine caring for youth - genuine caring means concern and regard for youth and recognition that youth are important members of the community and, at the same time, community members that need nurturing and support. Community shouldn’t talk about youth as a “problem” or describe their success with youth as a result of a “youth crisis”; 2) Focus on meaningful youth engagement - communities need to embrace that youth are capable community members, have valuable contributions to make and need opportunities to develop their own leadership abilities. Meaningful youth engagement is not about asking youth to fill out a survey or recruit youth to act as volunteers to save on staffing costs; 3) Research, planning and evaluation - with competing interests and demands for limited financial resources, it is important to make a strong case to decision makers (e.g. politicians, boards of directors) that investments in youth really work; 4) Willingness to take risks - communities that are youth friendly are not always Letters continued from Page 5
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With the passion gone, the love might still be there, but it is best to move on with gratitude for the lessons learned. Of course, the lessons to be learned are different for everybody, just as everyone’s perceptions are different, even regarding the same person or event. In all our relationships it is human to project our perceptions and beliefs on to others, thinking that our truth is “the truth”, and that while we are right, others are wrong, especially in a relationship break-up or in politics (lol). However, I believe there is no blame to be cast, and instead only love and passion to be lived. It is my passion that leads me back to the West Coast now with renewed strength, energy and clarity about my life purpose. It is in Victoria, my home town of 25 years, where it will be easier to ride the waves of life and make a difference, namely for me to teach and create art full-time, while also make a living. Meanwhile, Peachland has not been just a brief affair but remains my love, as the many new-found friends here, all of whom have not only aided me in my grief and healing, but also enriched my life. Thank you from the bottom of my heart and farewell only until we meet again next time! Susanne Dannenberg, Peachland
successful in every youth initiative. Sometimes, a great idea just flops. The success here lies in the community’s ability to learn, to not give up and to try again; 5) Continuous learning and improvement - it doesn’t happen overnight and may better be described as “communities in progress”; 6) Knowledge of own community - the sustainability of youth opportunities depends not just on knowing youth but also gaining the support of the broader community. Communities that are successful work to identify supportive allies/partners with a shared interest but they also identify those that do not have a positive regard for youth; 7) Involvement of supportive leadership - youth friendly communities have the involvement and support of key decision makers or leaders within the community; and 8) Culture of collaboration - communities require people, groups, and organizations to come together. Creating opportunities for youth play is not just the responsibility of the recreation department and youth development is not just the responsibility of schools and social service agencies. Youth is everyone’s business and communities that are best able to respond to the needs and work with youth do so through collaboration.
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APRIL 20, 2012
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APRIL 20, 2012
Can you help me? By Vicki Warner There is a certainty and predictability when one enters the quaint little house that holds the Wellness Centre down at the beachfront in Peachland. The certainty is that Linda or Ruth will greet you just as if you are the only person in the world who matters. And you are - for the first crucial moments of your visit. As the glow of being welcomed settles into a joyful feeling of just belonging in this nest of smiles, cookies and coffee, one has the time to look around. There are usually a few volunteers from various programs hanging around, or sometimes fully engaged with their work. The Peachland Wellness Centre runs a total of 18 programs, all covering various aspects of health. Perhaps their greatest focus is the emotional well-being of their clients. But the programs are actually only one layer of many that are managed so well by the two extraordinary people in the office. Together, Linda and Ruth triage the needs of all people who phone or call in for on-the-spot advice and help. Most conversations begin with the words, “Can you help me?” Then come the requests. These are often remarkable, as they run the gamut of so many real life situations. The predictability is that help will usually be found. Two years ago, there was the woman who had purchased a large bag of sugar. She was short of storage space, so kept it in the trunk of her car. She phoned to explain that it had turned into a gigantic sugar lump. How could she break it up and use it? Another person called, under the impression that community gardens meant everybody could help themselves to the vegetables others had grown with loving care. Ruth had to explain tactfully how the system actually works. All day the phone rings with “Can you help me?” calls. They come from all parts of Canada, and sometimes from overseas. The requests for help usually come from family members that live away from Peachland. The local calls are interesting, too. People need so many different services, and the office duo is aces at referrals and solutions. The patience, caring and smiles never leave their faces. “Can you help me?” continues unabated. Someone needs foot care. Another needs a plumber. An elderly mother has broken her leg, and needs someone to stay with her while her daughter works. Can you find someone to look after my cat? Can you type confidential documents for me? Can you help us set up our new TV? Could you find employment for me? Can you tell me the day and date? I have been ill and can’t remember. (They sent someone to check on her, and make sure she was safe.) People need mobile hairstylists, mechanics, free wheelchair tire inflation, shopping assistance, transportation for an injured duck, a volunteer to arrange a convertible ride and a dance for an 85-year-old lady’s birthday. Yes, this happened, thanks to a generous volunteer. This is just a smattering of the daily life at the Peachland Wellness Centre. Opportunities abound for volunteer help! Phone us at 250-767-0141, email us at email@example.com, visit us on Facebook or check us out at peachlandwellnesscentre.ca. Meanwhile, the Intergenerational Choir will soon be performing at the library, Brookhaven, and at Peachland Elementary School. Sherry Kendrick leads this joyous group along with Grade Two teacher Ms. Anna Kanda. Walking For Wellness meets each Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m. This week there was a pole-walking clinic to emphasize correct form. Everyone is welcome to join the 30-minute walk along Beach Avenue. Poles are not mandatory. Go at your own speed. The final speaker series talk will be held on May 15 at 1:30 p.m. at the Little Schoolhouse. Papa Thom will regale the crowd with tales of his recent Shepherd’s Pie tour. His stories are always entertaining, but will also touch your heart. Admission is by donation. All are welcome!
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Canadians are living longer and costs for the Old Age Security (OAS) are rising. On April 1, 2023 the Government of Canada plans to start raising the age of eligibility for OAS and the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) from 65 to 67.*
What does this mean for you? 54 or older as of March 31, 2012
You may still obtain OAS/GIS at age 65
53 or younger as of March 31, 2012
The age of eligibility for OAS/GIS will change gradually between 2023 and 2029
Starting in July 2013, Canadians who are eligible for, but not yet receiving OAS will have the flexibility to delay receiving it in exchange for a higher monthly amount at a later date.
The number of working-age Canadians for every senior is decreasing** 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 1990
**Source: 9th Actuarial Report on the Old Age Security Program
The number of working-age Canadians per senior is decreasing, placing additional pressure on the OAS program.
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10 - The Peachland View
APRIL 20, 2012
Peachland in Bloom Why did you choose to live in this town? It was my parentsâ€™ choice! They moved here and purchased The Edgewater before I was born. What has been your crowning achievement? Raising Kyle and Doryan to be the amazing young men they have become. What would make Peachland a nicer community? A busier downtown area with more funky little shops to browse through and more flowers spring through autumn. Do you have a goal in life? To be able to work less so I can help out family and friends and volunteer more. If you had one super power, what would it be? To wiggle my nose and have my own house cleaned. If you won the $50 million max lottery, what would you do with the money? Iâ€™d pay off all mortgages of family members and friends and buy myself 365 sets of lingerie. If you were the mayor of Peachland, what would you do? Iâ€™d make abundant flower-growing a bylaw for residents and the district. If you were a ďŹ‚y, which wall in town would you like to inhabit? Mmmm, a wall in a private dining corner of The Gasthaus.
If you could fast forward the District of Peachland by 50 years, what can you visualize? I can see quaint shops along Beach Avenue, an indoor swimming pool, concessions and rentals along Beach Avenue. What do you do in your spare time? I do kid stuff with my five-year-old twin granddaughters, volunteer with the Peachland Lions, and work in my flower garden. What community issues need the most attention? All of the empty commercial buildings in the downtown core. What would be your ideal job? I have it! A Friend of Mine - my cleaning company. I love my customers and I love cleaning! Who inspires you the most? My mom for sure â€“ she was the best mom ever and I still constantly think of what she would do if in my different troubling situations. What is your greatest extravagance? My tea cup collection. When and where were you happiest? In Peachland, raising Kyle and Doryan, with my mom coming to visit. Which talent would you most like to have? To play the piano well. What is your favourite music?
Linda Longbotham chilling out on her ďŹ rst ever trip to Mexico. Contributed photo
Actually, bits of everything â€“ classic rock, current country, blues. What is your favourite book? The Heart of Man by Silas K. Hocking. What is your favourite meal? BBQ salmon, wild rice, and Caesar salad â€“ yum!
Peachland Mixed Slo Pitch season kicks off by Ron Stevenson
Whiski-Jackâ€™s ball team is the one of the proudest and newest members of the Peachland Mixed Slo Pitch League. Into only their second year on the field, the team has much to gain, placing eighth in the league. However, the team did manage to take away the â€œMost Sportsmanlikeâ€? trophy, which is donated by Re/max Realtors of B.C. Whiski-Jackâ€™s Pub is proud to sponsor a great group of people that are getting outside and having a great time playing a team sport. After most of the games, the team heads back to their favourite bar, Whiski-Jackâ€™s Pub, to enjoy a drink and some free nachos. Whiski-Jackâ€™s has been generous enough to offer any sports team of six people or bigger to come in with their uniforms on and enjoy some free nachos. So the Whiski-Jackâ€™s ball team, along with any other team, can have a great time outdoors and then relax in the comfort of a great watering hole. Their first game was on Sunday, April 15. The team plays every Sunday and sometimes during the week, usually on a Wednesday or Friday. Whiski-Jackâ€™s ball team hopes to win more games this year, but they especially want to keep their team morale and sportsmanship at the highest point that it can be. They are looking forward to another great year of fresh air, friendly competition, and making lots of friends along the way, whether they meet them on the field or in the pub!
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APRIL 20, 2012
Rotary Corner: Rotary auction offers immortality by Chris Scowen It’s true! One of the auction items at the Rotary Rainbow Rock Dinner and Fundraiser on Saturday, May 12 will allow the winning bidder to select a feature perfect figure to be painted into the large wall mural at the south entrance to town, a location passed by hundreds of passersby each day. If this doesn’t excite your imagination, perhaps a week’s stay at the Marriott Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona, plus airfare for two courtesy of New Monaco is more to your liking. If you are into adventure tourism, maybe a one-hour flight for two over the Okanagan with author and professional aerial photographer Mike Biden will provide you enough thrills for one day. Back on the ground you can bid on a double magnum of Nota Bene wine donated by Black Hills Estate Winery, fill that blank wall space with a signed and framed Robert Bateman print generously donated by IGA’s Harry Gough or gaze at the heavens through a powerful astronomical
telescope. Additionally, you can bid on an evening with Papa Thom for up to 16 people or choose to delight in a luncheon at the Bliss Bakery for 10. These are just a small sample of the varied and unique items that will be offered in the live, silent and balloon auctions. If the auctions are not enough and if you love to dance there will be more than ample time for dancing to the very versatile Penticton quintet Off Ramp, whose appearance will be preceded by a delightful buffet dinner. All this, plus a cash bar, can be yours. All you have to do is call 250-767-9394 or 250-767-9344 to buy your $50 bargain ticket or tickets. Doors at the community centre open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tables of eight can be reserved. This will be an exciting evening of entertainment, dancing and fun with the proceeds funding Rotary projects and programs throughout our Peachland community.
It takes a lot of beer to make good wine by-the-glass sippers readily available from the taps upstairs at the bistro’s bar. With the Firehall Brewery’s startup ale roster, although somewhat limited with just Backdraft Beer, Stoked Ember Ale and Holy Smoke Stout available, you quickly get the picture that their foamy heads are blowing in the right direction with a taste of something for most palates. At Penticton’s Okanagan Fest Of Ales, the Firehall Brewery joined with some 26 other B.C. breweries, one each from Ontario and Saskatchewan and a couple from the States to showcase their goodies at a well-received mug-up. Ruhland took home the “best booth” award (he said it was pretty difficult for the judges to avoid his gang of servers in their old fashioned firefighter gear). Positioning the Firehall Brewery amongst others in the craft brewing biz as, “The Beer of Wine Country” is clever marketing and when Sid comments in his promo literature that, “almost any winemaker will tell you that it takes a lot of beer to make a good wine”, he’s right on. You’ll find a number of excellent others in the brewing business in the South Okanagan. For some time the Ridge Brew Pub in Osoyoos made and sold their beers in-house. At the time of this writing I understand they’re closed, but reopening for the season quite soon. Penticton’s Barley Mill Brew Pub, the Tin Whistle and the Cannery are other spots you might want to check out if your winery touring boxes have a few empty slots to share. Says the Firehall’s brochure: “Only a pint of beer truly soothes an overwhelmed palate after a long day of winery-hopping”. I think I’d agree with Fuller Sid on this count too but of course, would never share that with a guest. Even though I’ve been known to polish off a mug or few while cranking up the barbecue.
by Bruce Fuller
Before I leapt up to my ankles in B.C.’s wine industry, one of my daughters relocated to Chamonix, France (antique version of Whistler) to snowboard her bum off and open Micro Brasserie de Chamonix. It was the first microbrewery in the French Alps. Taking on French brewery biggies on their own turf was a formidable challenge, but she and three other Canadians pulled it off in spades and today their brewery’s a maple leaf flag flying success and go-to après ski place for fine handcrafted beers in the Mont Blanc area - all proving that imagination, hard work and the little guy can do it if they want to. After visiting my lovely lady, I’m now a two-week wizard in microbrew land. I just hope that Oliver’s brew chief, chief cook and bottle washer Sid Ruhland finds as much success in his new adventure, the Firehall Brewery. While rock band drummer Sid is taking on a few like souls in the South Okanagan and more than just a few Canadian brewery giants, there’s nothing like being the new bright light on the block with a slightly different twist-top. Tucked downstairs in the belly of Oliver’s original firehall, Sid found a logical place for his business that perfectly complements Bill and Dawn Reid’s Firehall Bistro on the main floor. The building itself is a true gem and I fondly remember a sax player hacking the blues while balanced on a table during the Firehall’s grand opening. I joyfully attended the winery association’s first ever Banee one spring Bruce and months later got to poorly play my congas along with Sid’s dad Jim et al with the rollup doors wide open to the 7-11 across the road. Now the Firehall Brewery brings it all together the way it was meant to be. Bruce Fuller is the founder and proprietor of Rustico Farm & Cellars in OliAs a licensed manufacturer of beers, while he can’t sell a frosty glass beside his stainless steel tanks, Sid can provide dandy refillable take-home containers of his brew, with ver, B.C. For more information visit rusticowinery.com
Puttin’ on the Hitz
Tomorrow (May 5) @ 7:30 pm Peachland Community Centre
An Evening of Pure Entertainment We deliver Okanagan's Premium bottled water for as low as $5.85 or you can pick up for as low as $3.45 a bottle. Available in B.P.A. Free & Glass Bottles 21-2484 Main Street West Kelowna, B.C. (next to Lordco)
Anita and Grant who wowed the crowd at last year’s “Glitz”, will reprise their roles, in tuxedos, performing: Blues, Broadway tunes, Pop, Rock n’ Roll. Large dancing area. MC is Papa Thom
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Rustico (rus.ti.co) “simplicity and charm typical of the countryside, rural setting with a relaxed welcome-home attitude, romantic, artisan, handcrafted quality.” Swirl, sip and savor Rustico’s boutique winery portfolio from oldfashioned tumblers while sharing the ambience of our antique-filled Lonesome Quail tasting saloon. " FOLKS SAY WE’RE CANADA’S MOST ROMANTIC WINERY! " Between Oliver & Osoyoos Hwy. 97 to Rd. 16 to 123rd St. to the covered wagon.
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For Rent 1 bdrm suite, newly renovated, all appliances including laundry, no smoking, small pets on approval, $750/month including utilities, available immed. Call 250-7676147
Home for Sale 2006 family home, .9 acre, stunning panoramic view with subdivision potential. Call Mary 250-7670310
Pets For Sale Miniature Schnauzers. 1 male, 2 years old and 1 male, 1 year old. Non-shedding, house broken, totally loving. Call Elizabeth 250864-6800
Renosense Home Repair Ltd. Renovations including dry walling, textured ceilings, decks, tiling, etc. No job too small. Call Eric at 250767-2593
The Yard Guise. â€œSnip, grip and ripâ€? Specializing in properties with those â€œhard to reach placesâ€?. Call Scott Hudey 778-821-4053, the Yard Guise â€œWhere Business is Growing Like a Weedâ€?.
FOR SALE For Sale Several pieces of artists original pottery including casseroles, serving dishes, etc. Henckels cutlery for six, plus serving items; Remmington Bronze reproduction â€œWicked Ponyâ€?. Call 250-767-0044
FREE Free Furniture Kitchen table set (wooden), bedside tables & more. You take it home. Peachland, call 778-4793796
GARAGE SALES GARAGE SALE Garage Sale Fri. , Sat., & Sun. May 4 - 6 8:30am - 4pm 6230 Heighway Lane Hunting and fishing gear, tools, household items and much more.
GARAGE SALE Community Garage Sale Fri., May 4, 3pm - 6pm Sat., May 5, 8am - 5pm at Maple Springs Bible Camp, 5247 Inga Street, Peachland. Wide variety of kitchen supplies, yard supplies, tools, electronics, furniture and more.
Garage Sale Sat. & Sun., May 5 & 6, 7:30am start 3890 Dryden Road
MOVING SALE Moving Sale Sat., May 5, 8am - 4pm 5043 Princeton Ave. Antiques, collectibles, household items, tools & misc.
GARAGE SALE Garage Sale Sat. & Sun., May 5 & 6 10am - 4pm 5247 Buchanan Road Furniture, household items, some antiques and more.
GARAGE SALE Huge Garage Sale Sat., May 5, 8am - 4pm 5845 Victoria St. Rubber dinghy, wooden barrel planters, wrought -iron table & chairs, collectibles. No kid stuff.
GARAGE SALE Garage Sale Fri.,Sat. & Sun., May 4-6 8am - 2pm daily. 3973 Desert Pines Tool box to fit pickup truck, Motherâ€™s Day gifts, blinds, books, china, crystal, fig trees, frames, furniture, ice bucket, jewellery, juice extractor, lamps, mugs, murals, pictures, posters, purses, scale, silver, skis & boots, stemware, toilet, toys, trays. Everything must go.
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Brian and Candace McDonald are pleased to announce their new titles of Grammie and Papa. Leila Nicole Candace Kalijarvi made her grand entrance into the world March 8, 2012. Weighing 8p 8oz, she\'s the firstborn of Matti and Angelina Kalijarvi. Leila is a happy, healthy beautiful little girl and we are so honoured to share our lives with her. Also a first for proud Great-Grandpapa Harvey Sterling!
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Roof Rite New, re-roofs and repairs, moss removal & prevention, eavestrough cleaning, shingles, shakes & concrete roof tiles. Todd Smith, 250-767-6603 or 250-718-0641. Worksafe BC insured. Space Available 1 full-time space available for 3 and up immediately at Peachland French Daycare. Also, 1 after school space/summer available. The after school space is for Peachland School, pick up available. Call 250-767-9303 Topline Exteriors Ltd. Topline Exteriors Ltd. - Roofing (new), reroofs, repairs. Serving Peachland for 15+ years. Jeff Webster. Call 250-212-0781
Saturday, May 5, 9:00 AM â€˘ Annuals â€˘ Perennials â€˘ Baskets â€˘ Bake Table â€˘ Coffee Corner
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Painting Services Residential or commercial, New construction or repaint. Interior or exterior. Call G. C. Contracting for a free estimate. 250-767-2701
Peachland Ambassador Society AGM Tuesday, May 15, 7pm at the Peachland Community Centre. For more information call 778-4792843
PERSONAL Alcoholics Anonymous Peachland Fellowship
Meets Monday at 7 p.m. (closed meeting) and Friday at 8 p.m. (open meeting). Call 250-763-5555 for more info.
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Peachland in a pickle Peachland pickleball players were joined by players from as far away as Nanaimo and Edmonton this weekend during the Peachland pickleball tournament held at the community centre. This was an excellent opportunity for Peachland to showcase both our newly painted indoor courts, and our friendly hospitality. Participants commented that the tournament ran very smoothly thanks to the hard work of the organizers and our army of volunteers. There were 75 participants in the twoday tournament. Maria Dagis photo
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Food for the Soul: Finding your love by Derek Koch Emmanuel Church To find the love of your life - is there anything more exciting? But how and where do you find that special someone - the internet, at the pub, at a laundromat, at church, at school? Here’s one piece of advice from a famous love story in the Bible. You’ll find it in Genesis 24. Let me tell it to you now. In another time and another culture, a father named Abraham sent his chief servant out to find a wife for his only son, Isaac. Isaac was heir to all of Abraham’s wealth and Abraham was getting old. He wanted to make sure this final detail was taken care of. Isaac was a grown man by this time and ready for marriage. In those days of camels and caravans, Abraham’s servant travelled to where Abraham had instructed him to go and began to formulate a strategy upon his arrival. It began with prayer. He told God that he would wait by the town well. As the women came to get water for their families, he would choose one and ask her for a drink. If she agreed to not only give him a drink but to give water to his camels as well (an astronomical task), he would know she was the one. Before he even finished praying, a girl named Rebekah came along with a water jar on her shoulder. He was obviously moved by her and asked her for a drink. To his excitement, she offered to water his camels as well - one jug full of water at a time. He watched her until she was completely done and then he jumped up and I’m sure to her astonishment presented her with a gold nose ring and two gold bracelets. After inquiring about her family background and asking if he, his servants, and the camels could impose on her family for the night, she, in the Middle Eastern tradition of hospitality, invited him to her family home and ran off to tell her family about this strange man. Supper was set before him but before he would even consider taking a bite, he told Bethuel (Rebekah’s
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father) and Laban (Rebekah’s brother) the story of Abraham’s quest. Once the chief servant finished the story, he waited for their reply. They simply said, “This is from the Lord; we can say nothing to you one way or the other. Here is Rebekah; take her and go, and let her become the wife of your master’s son, as the Lord has directed.” In gratitude, he presented Rebekah with expensive gifts of gold and silver jewellery and clothing. Her family received unnamed costly gifts as well. After unsuccessfully trying to delay Rebekah’s departure for 10 days, Abraham’s servant brought Rebekah and her personal nurse with him the next morning and they made the long journey back to Abraham, Isaac, and her new home and husband. Perhaps the most beautiful part of the story is right at the end of the chapter. “Now Isaac had come from Beer Lahai Roi, for he was living in the Negev. He went out to the field one evening to meditate, and as he looked up, he saw camels approaching. Rebekah also looked up and saw Isaac. She got down from her camel and asked the servant, ‘Who is that man in the field coming to meet us?’ ‘He is my master,’ the servant answered. So she took her veil and covered herself. Then the servant told Isaac all that he had done. Isaac brought her into the tent of his mother Sarah, and he married Rebekah. So she became his wife, and he loved her; and Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death.” Ah, the beauty of love. Isn’t it romantic? You’ll have to fill in the gaps. How did Rebekah feel about this arranged marriage? How did her family feel about letting their daughter go? What were Isaac and Rebekah’s first impressions of each other? One thing we know for sure - God cares about relationships. When it comes to finding the love of your life, whatever else you do, like Abraham’s servant, let prayer be your first strategy.
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Stand Easy! by Patricia Day Did you attend the general meeting of Branch 69 on April 23? If not, you missed a lot of information. Debbie Hostyn has resigned from the lower executive, which left a spot open. Elections were called and I am pleased to say that I was elected to the position. There were many topics discussed at the meeting; members really need to be at the general meetings in order to take a more active role in legion affairs. David Warren has volunteered to look after the annual bike rodeo that will be held on May 4. Scholarships were on the agenda and happily one was awarded to Ayla Fortin. Ruth Krenz and I made our way to Glenrosa Elementary School to give prizes to Caleb Enns and Nathalia Schmidt for their entries in the Remembrance Day literary and poster competition. Katalina Dobson from Helen Gorman Elementary School was also a winner. Branch 69 will be sponsoring a candidate in the Ambassadorial Society. The name of the candidate was unknown at the time of this writing. We do have cadets from Peachland who parade with the 788 BCD RCACC in Penticton. A salute to Anthony Boyko and Dawson Janes, who have received their sergeant stripes. The World of Wheels is just around the corner. This is an event that Branch 69 has always had an active role in. There will be a dance band, food and a beer garden. Do you have some spare time on your hands that day, May 20? Volunteers will be needed to set up, serve and help with the take down and cleanup. Stop by the legion and give your name for the sign up sheets. Not sure what you can do? Remember the old adage, “many hands make light work”? Your help is always appreciated. There will be no karaoke this week. The next karaoke night will be Saturday, May 12.
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St. Margaret’s Anglican Church
Peachland United Church
Grace Lutheran Church 1162 Hudson Road West Kelowna, B.C. 250-769-5685
Sunday Prayer Meeting 9 a.m. Sunday Service 10 a.m.
New Contemporary Worship Service 9 a.m. Traditional Worship Service 10:30 a.m. www.gracelutherankelowna.com
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More to Life! Sunday Worship 10 a.m. Morning Prayer Tuesdays - 9:30 a.m. Office Hours 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Monday to Friday
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4th Street & Brandon Ave
250-767-2206 “Let Us Worship Together”
Sunday May 6th, 2012
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Peachland Baptist Church Sunday School & Adult Bible Class - 9:45 a.m.
Revelation Study - Part 16
Church Services & Children’s Church Services - 11 a.m.
“All Things New” Ben McGillivray, Next Gen Associate Pastor Peachland Campus 10 a.m. - Worship Service at Peachland Elementary School 2600 Hebert Road, West Kelowna 250.768.7638 - emmanuelnet.ca
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Pastor John Rankin Join us for: Good Music Bible Messages - Great Fellowship
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Lions charity golf tournament proceeds to help kids camps
Edward Jones team members Josh Campbell, Shayn Moritz, John Miller, Justin White, and Lucky Campbell (shown from left to right) had an enjoyable day of golf during the Peachland Lions 14th Annual Golf Tournament. Staff photo
submitted by the Peachland Lions This past weekend the Peachland Lions Club hosted its 14th Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Summerland Golf and Country Club. After registering and receiving a gift package, over 90 golfers proceeded to their respective tees for an exhilarating round of golf. Rounding out the day, the event concluded with a delicious catered meal and the awards ceremony. Taking Flight #1 was team Rod Sawatsky, winner of Flight #2 was Kelowna Motors, Ladies Long Drive went to Rose Foster, Men’s Long Drive went to Tyler Pilgaard, Men’s Closest to the Pin went to Larry Guilbault, Most Honest Golfers (Worst) went to team Down Under Irrigation and the Okanagan Lions Award went to the Mission Lions. All monies after expenses from this one-day fundraiser will be donated to Agur Lake Camp and Camp Winfield. Both camps specialize in providing services and facilities for children with physical and intellec-
tual disabilities. “Since 1952, the B.C. Lions Society has been dedicated to enriching the lives of children in B.C., through their mandate of ‘giving children abilities’. Their vision is to continue providing not only specialized services and facilities, but also challenging and supporting young hearts and minds. Giving children with disabilities self-esteem, self-confidence and a sense of independence is what our community is all about.” Lions president Dan Rouleau would like to thank Gary Stephens who took on the role of tournament chair this year, and each and every Peachland Lion who helped in making this tournament a success. “We have a small but fantastic membership, and I’m proud of them for all they do to make our club as strong as it is,” said Rouleau. The Peachland Lions would like to thank the many sponsors who donated gifts, money or their time to this fundraiser. Without your generous support we would not be able to put on this event.
HOROSCOPES: ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, assess a situation before acting. Only then will you have a clear view and map out the steps that you must take. Pisces may help you with your plan.
LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, you may find it puzzling that so many people keep turning to you for words of wisdom. If you have the advice to offer, go ahead. You can also politely decline.
TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, it can sometimes feel impossible to find that perfect someone for a loving relationship. If you’re single, let a friend set you up this week.
VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, look internally for help this week. Though there are plenty of reasons to avoid an activity, there are many excellent reasons why you should engage yourself.
GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, with so many momentous things going on it can be hard to keep track of all the things you need to get done. A few tips on organization will go a long way.
LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Happy times are on the horizon, Libra. You just have to make it through a few more obstacles and tasks before you get there. The finish line is in sight.
CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, you just may find that when you stop thinking so intently about something, all of the answers become clear. This could be the solution you were seeking.
SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, when it rains it pours, and this week you’ll find out the true meaning of that expression. But being a fighter means you’ll find the silver lining.
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CLUES DOWN 1. Union of Soviet Socialist Republics 2. 1973 Toni Morrison novel 3. Employee stock ownership plan 4. Finger millets 5. At peace 6. Nursing group 7. Tennis return in a high arc 8. Alias 9. Chinese fruit with jellylike pulp 10. Swell or distend 11. Unstressed-stressed 12. Whale ship captain 13. No baloney electronics mfg. 21. Entity designation 23. Fishing sticks 25. Shopping passageways 26. A slight or partial paralysis 27. Sped 28. Bastard wing 29. ___ and feathered 31. Of cheekbone 32. Unaccompanied 33. Black bird 34. To bear offspring 36. Educational cable channel 39. Before 44. Adhesive, ticker or duct 46. Sanskrit for color, melody 49. The common people 50. Dressing room by the sea 52. City on the Cibin River 54. Manila hemp 55. Canadian law enforcers 56. Winglike structures 57. Jefferson’s V.P. 59. Daughter of Ion 60. Jet or King 61. Sea eagle 64. Nine knotted cord whip 65. Consciousness of your own identity 66. 60’s veterans battleground
SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, although you may want to help when a friend comes to you, there is not much you can offer in this particular situation besides support and encouragement. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Things are completely out of your hands, Capricorn. While you thought you would feel helpless, this experience can actually prove liberating for you. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, the beginning of the “fun-in-the-sun” season is starting and you are very excited about all of the outdoor recreation prospects. Make your to-do list now. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 It could take a helping hand to pull you up from a tricky situation, Pisces. You just may be lucky to have this person on your side.
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!
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Debut night Ambassador candidates for 2013 Kate Penner, Kierra Dougan, Shelagh Sarsons (reigning 2012), Stacey Takenaka, Rapheala Russo (reigning 2012), Michela Russo, Jessie Joseph and Kendra Caudle (shown left to right) met their sponsors and received their tiaras and banners at their debut night on Tuesday, May 1. Staff photo
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1875 Country Club Drive # 1521, Kelowna - Huge 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom 1334 sq ft located at Quail in Pinnacle Point. Close to airport, UBC Okanagan, and 2 world class golf courses. Corner unit with huge covered deck over looking the pool and hot tub In suite laundry and many upgrades incl granite and fireplace. MLS®10043200
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3190 McLeod Road, West Kelowna - If you are a first time home buyer or an investor, don’t miss out on this! Great 3 bed/3 bath home on a .24 acre lot. Updated kitchen, bathrooms, flooring, fixtures & more! Double car garage with extra parking. Fantastic neighbourhood, close to all amenities, bus route, schools, shopping, ski hill & golf course. MLS® 10043504
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PENDING! $247,000 551 Yates Road N # 402, Kelowna - Shows Great, Beautiful 2 bed , 2 bath plus den on the top floor. Over 950 sqft of living area with 2 full baths and in suite laundry. Great location, walking distance to shopping and schools and restaurants. TWO UNDER COVER PARKING SPOTS. MLS®10039693 Integrity without compromise.
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Unit 5 - 6663 Hwy 97 - Enjoy Peachland in this updated, clean and well cared for mobile home. Just a stones throw from Lake Okanagan and yet close enough to all amenities. In the heart of the Central Okanagan, you won’t beat this for comfort and value. In close proximity to Hardy Falls and Antler’s Beach. MLS®10038695
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4203 6th Avenue, Peachland Panoramic lakeview, walking distance to the new Greg Norman signature golf course, walkout rancher 4 bdrms 3 full baths updated kitchen with granite counters, island, SS appliances, eat in kitchen area, formal living & dining, hardwood flrs, 3 piece ensuite with a jetted tub, huge rec room with room for a pool table, 2 gas F/P’s central a/c, MLS®10037991 garden shed, flat driveway large view deck.