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October 4, 2013 / Volume 9 Number 40 /

Among the features of the new Historic Peachland Primary School is the Legends of the Lake Interpretive Centre. Developing an interpretive centre within the schoolhouse is a continuation of the educational theme of this historic building. Peachland Bats is the first display, to be followed by the legend of Ogopogo and the importance of First Nations to our community at future dates.

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event that will be followed with tours, cake and refreshments. “The transformation of this building from a derelict, boarded-up eyesore to a magnificent new community facility has been an amazing accomplishment,” Mayor Keith Fielding said in a press release this week. “We now have space from which the Boys and Girls Club can deliver programs for children and youth, the visitor centre can showcase Peachland, local artists can exhibit their work, community groups can access meeting space, and the extraordinary bat colony that inhabits the attic can continue to call it their home.”

Over the next couple of weeks Peachland residents will have an opportunity to have their say about proposed school district changes on the Westside at two upcoming public consultation events. School District 23 representatives will host consultation meetings to gather opinion about future changes to catchment areas as well as the possibility of introducing a French immersion middle school on the Westside. Currently Peachland students who want to enroll in French immersion must attend George Pringle Elementary School in West Kelowna. However, when they complete the sixth grade, there is nowhere on the west of the bridge to continue their education in French. “Obviously for many years we’ve heard from parents on the Westside and actually Lake Country as well,” school trustee and Board of Education chairperson Moyra Baxter said in an interview with The View. “For many years parents have been saying that if there was a French immersion middle school on the Westside they might be more inclined to put their students in or not take them out of the French immersion program when it’s middle school time. So we are going to have that discussion and see what parents have to say about that. This is something [for] French immersion parents or other parents and people who

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Peachland Youth Centre opens this week

After school, preschool, and youth and tween drop-in programs are among the activities planned at the new youth centre. page 8

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ROCky J’S OwnER dOn RuRka (left) took a few minutes out of his day last Tuesday morning to participate in the Central

Okanagan Development Commission’s (COEDC) second annual Business Walk survey in Peachland. Business Walk was conducted by several members of council along with members of the business community. Here Councillor Terry Condon (centre) and Peachland Chamber of Commerce president Rob Campbell survey Rurka about that it is like to do business in Peachland. The Business Walk survey was conducted throughout the Okanagan. The COEDC will release the results after the information has been compiled.


Community to celebrate grand opening of Historic Peachland Primary School building Joanne Layh / Peachland View For the first time in over 10 years, the Historic Peachland Primary School building is open to the public. The new tenants, the Peachland Visitor Information Centre, the Peachland Chamber of Commerce and the Peachland Boys and Girls Club, received occupancy approval on September 20 and since then have begun the move to their new location. A grand opening celebration with representation from federal, provincial and municipal levels of government is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 5 from 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. The public is invited to attend the ribbon-cutting

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Community to celebrate grand opening of Historic Peachland Primary School building Continued from page 2

The transformation of this building from a derelict, boarded-up eyesore to a magnificent new community facility has been an amazing accomplishment.

Fielding went on to thank provincial and federal government funding partners as well as multiple business suppliers who donated equipment and materials used to help restore the building.

Restoration Funding

Funding for the renovation of the Peachland Historic Primary School building came from a variety of sources including: • $400,000 from the Province of British Columbia’s Community Recreation Program; • $200,000 from the District of Peachland; • $52,000 from the Government of Canada’s Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund; • $49,857 from the Government of Canada’s Enabling Accessibility Fund; and • $20,000 from the British Columbia Job Creation Partnership. “The Peachland Historic Primary School is a piece of our history, and I am so pleased to see that it has been able to be revived into a hub of community gathering,” Penticton

–– Mayor Keith Fielding

MLA Dan Ashton said. “Our provincial contribution of $400,000 through the community recreation program is an investment in the future of Peachland, and I am confident that the Okanagan Boys and Girls Club and the Peachland Chamber of Commerce will put their new home to community use for all the citizens of Peachland.” Some of the grant funding was applied for by the district while other grants applications

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NOTICE OF PERMISSIVE TAX EXEMPTIONS The Council of the Corporation of the District of Peachland intends to adopt ‘2014 Tax Exemption Bylaw Number 2064, 2013’ at a meeting of Council to be held October 22, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, Peachland Community Centre, 4450 – 6th Street, Peachland, B.C. Pursuant to Section 227 (1) & (2) of the Community Charter, the following information is provided with regard to the Bylaw:

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Peachland United Church

Parcel A, Block 4, Plan Public Worship 44, ODYD, DL490




St. Margaret’s Anglican Church

Lot 1, Plan KAP62699, Public Worship ODYD, DL 490




Peachland Baptist Church

Lots 12 & 13, DL 220, ODYD, Plan 9704

Public Worship




Peachland Wellness Centre

Lot H, Plan 22267, ODYD, DL 490

A centre to facilitate the quality of life for groups & individuals residing in Peachland




Peachland Riding Club

Lot 17, Plan 410, ODYD, DL2538

Not-for-profit horse riding facility




Peachland Community Police Office

Lot B, Plan 22267, ODYD, DL 490

Community crime prevention




Peachland Chamber of Commerce and Peachland Boys and Girls Club

Lot A, Plan KAP40524, A centre to promote tourism within 1 ODYD, DL 490 Peachland; and to offer community and recreation opportunities and develop new services for children, youth and families in the municipality


Peachland District Retirement Society

Lot A, Plan 38807, ODYD, DL 490

A centre to promote activities for seniors




Maple Springs Bible Camp

Lots 5 & 6, Plan 410, ODYD, DL 2538

Bible camp




The Nature Trust of BC

Lot A, Plan KAP85621, Protection of land to conserve DL 2690 biodiversity




Peachland Branch of Lot 6 & 7, Block 2, the Royal Canadian Plan 44, DL 490 Legion




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A centre to promote charitable fundraising events

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The Peachland Primary School as it appeared in May 2010. The stucco was later removed to reveal the building’s original siding.

were submitted by the Peachland Chamber of Commerce and Peachland Visitor Centre.

From Then To Now

The school first opened in 1908 and belonged to the school district until about 10 years ago. Due to its inability to meet current maintenance and building code requirements, the school was closed in 2001 and later sold to the District of Peachland in 2003. The cost to taxpayers? One dollar. As the building continued to deteriorate, some citizens became concerned about its future. By 2007 a movement to promote the restoration of the building was started by a group of concerned citizens who called themselves the Peachland Primary School Multi-Use Committee. Their first meeting was held on February 1, 2007 and was attend-

ed by Wayne Power, Chris Byrd, Pat Day, Lynn Brady, Richard Smith, Wilma McKinnon, Earla Henderson, Dorothy Hughes, Gail Neil and Doug Armitage. The group made their first presentation to council in March of 2007 where they requested municipal support to preserve and restore the building in a way that would be of use to citizens in a variety of ways. Despite their efforts, the request didn’t lead to any action. A couple years later Mayor Keith Fielding made restoring the primary school a core piece of his election campaign and after winning the election Fielding set about convincing other members of council that the building was worth saving. At the time not all members of council were See PRIMARY SCHOOL on page 3

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Primary school building reopens Join us for the Grand Opening Celebration of the Peachland Historic Primary School: Date: Saturday, October 5, 2013 Time: 2:30-4:00 pm Place: 5684 Beach Avenue To commemorate the opening of the Peachland Historic Primary School, the public is invited for ribbon cutting, tours, cake and refreshments.

The Peachland Primary School as it appears today. Continued from page 2

in support of restoring the building. While some members of council were open to saving the building if funding could be found, others were insistent that it be torn down. However, after learning that it would cost $75,000 to take the building down because it was found to have asbestos, in 2009 council passed a motion to restore the building, provided the municipal cost share did not exceed $200,000. To achieve that goal, later that same year council appointed the primary school implementation committee, which was tasked with exploring options for the school, including the possibility of demolition if restoration was not found to be possible. “The committee undertook community consultation and determined that the school should be saved and renovated provided that the costs to the district did not exceed $200,000. The balance of the costs had to be secured by donations and grants,” director of community services Cheryl Wiebe said. Wiebe went on to say the committee also initiated a process to choose appropriate tenants for the building, which resulted in the selection of the Peachland Visitor Information Centre (containing the Legends of the Lake Interpretive Centre), Peachland Chamber of Commerce and the Okanagan Boys and Girls Club. While people were aware of bats in the school, around this time it was also discovered that the province’s largest Yuma bat colony lived in the attic of the building. Consultation with a bat expert at the Ministry of Environment led council to reverse its decision to plug up bat access points to the attic, which would have broken up the colony and resulted in a lot of residents finding new additions to their homes. Instead, it was decided that the community should preserve the endangered species and use the presence of the bats to help create awareness about how bats and humans can cohabitate in eco-friendly communities. Since then a successful bat program has been operating in the summer months when the bats make the school home. In addition to the bats, it was also decided that the Peachland and District Arts Council would also have a presence in the building, likely in the galleria area located in the middle of the building, though an agreement for shared use of the building is still underway.

Restoration Begins

The restoration of the building began several years ago with the removal of the bat guano, asbestos, and siding to make the primary school a safe and more attractive building. However, the project remained stalled until March of 2012, when former

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MLA Bill Barisoff announced the approval of a $400,000 provincial grant, which weeks later was followed by the announcement of a $50,000 federal grant by MP Dan Albas. With funding for the project finally in place, work on the school quickly got underway. One of the challenges in restoring the building was how to make it accessible to all members of the public. “Originally opened in 1908, the primary school fell significantly short of the accessibility requirements set out in the B.C. Building Code. People using wheelchairs, strollers and/or other mobility aids were not able to access or move about the building in its existing condition,” Wiebe said. “The renovation allows for new accessible features including elevator access and accessible doorways, larger upgraded washrooms and lighting upgrades providing for a fully accessible venue allowing for visitors and residents easy access to the building. This significantly improves access to services for those of all ages and abilities.” The accessibility improvements were funded in part by the federal Enabling Accessibility Fund. One of the highlights of the demolition phase of the project was the discovery of previously concealed 14-foot ceilings and two wooden archways that span both ends of the building. That discovery led to the decision to preserve the galleria area as a focal point of the building. The galleria, which is large enough to provide meeting space as well as room for a bar and buffet table, was used for the first time last Monday to host a Peachland Chamber of Commerce quarterly meeting. Other highlights of the restoration include: • Removal and salvage of existing building materials; • Inventory of historic elements for reuse; • Exterior retrofit to restore original heritage features and provide for barrier-free accessibility; • Interior renovation to provide for new, fully accessible program, meeting and activity spaces as well as kitchen and washroom facilities; • Energy efficiency upgrades (replacement of mechanical and electrical systems); • Installation of high-contrast energy efficient lighting throughout; • Initial preparatory work for future connection to a district energy system; and • Site landscaping (xeriscape, benches, picnic areas and lighting). The Peachland Visitor Information Centre and Chamber of Commerce opened to the public last week. The Peachland Youth Centre opening will coincide with the grand opening event on Saturday, October 5. The youth centre will begin offering programming at the new location on October 8.

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Spoilers! Joanne Layh / Peachland View


ollowing the series finale of Breaking Bad this week, there has been a lot of discussion in the media about spoiler alerts and what sort of etiquette people should use when revealing key plot information either in print, social media or just in ordinary conversation. I haven’t even watched the first episode of Breaking Bad yet so in case you are worried about a spoiler ahead, rest assured, you are safe to read on. Traditionally, TV and film reviewers have had an agreement with viewers that they find interesting things to talk about without revealing too much of the plot to audiences. If a reviewer decides to break this rule, we’ve grown accustomed to the words “spoiler alert” that warn us not to listen or read on unless we don’t mind a plot give away. That said, spoiler alerts haven’t been around that long and apparently first appeared on the internet, when for the first time plot reveals about films or TV shows could be leaked immediately as it was being shown. But what about everyday people? Should we be expected to remain silent about monumental film or television moments because someone else hasn’t been to the theatre yet or hasn’t kept up with shows as they are being broadcast? I would argue that if someone asks you to not talk about a recent moment in film or TV history, the courteous thing to do would be to stop talking about it. However, that said, there are limits as to how long you can expect people to be silent about something. For instance, if you haven’t watched or read The Lord of the Rings by now, is it really fair to demand your friends or colleagues never discuss it in your presence? After all, how dire are the consequences really? With a few exceptions, most films or TV shows are still enjoyable to watch even if you know what is going to happen. Yet some people get really upset when a plot has been spoiled, which in my view, is a bit of an overreaction to a minor slight. Fans of the Doctor Who series are well familiar with the term “spoilers” as it is used frequently by time-travelling characters whose foreknowledge of the future could cause damage to space and time or at the very least create unwelcome paradoxes. So when The Doctor and Professor River Song, two time travellers who keep meeting in the wrong order, use the term “spoilers” when talking about events that haven’t yet taken place in the others’ time stream, they have good reason to protect each other from leaking information – it could destroy universes. Finding out what happens in a TV show might make the plot reveal a little less satisfying, but it’s not going to tear a hole in the space-time continuum.

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Re: UBCM calls upon province to prohibit genetic engineering (Peachland View, September 27, 2013). According to Stats Canada, 2 per cent of Canadian farms are organic. Therefore the Union of British Columbia Mu-

Apples aren’t weedy and don’t escape orchards, advocate says Re: UBCM calls upon province to prohibit genetic engineering (Peachland View, September 27, 2013). The UBCM’s decision is based on fear tactics rather than sound science (not to mention they have no jurisdiction on the issue) and the suggestion from Patricia Guest in this article that arctic apples will contaminate all other apple orchards is a perfect example of this, as it’s 100 per cent wrong. Here’s why: First, it is important to keep in mind that apples aren’t “weedy” - they don’t escape orchards to grow “wild”. Secondly, apple blossoms are pollinated by bees, which stay close to the hive (generally within 100m or 300ft) where there is ample food present, such as in an orchard in bloom. According to University of Florida fruit genomics specialist associate professor Dr. Kevin Folta, “The fears of issues from cross-pollination are completely baseless to anyone that understands how apples are grown, pollinated and propagated.” Third, OSF’s grower stewardship standards will further reduce this already low risk by defining buf-

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fer distances between arctic and other apple orchards. Finally, in the unlikely scenario that cross-pollination did occur, genes from the arctic apple parent would be present only in some of the resulting apples’ seeds, not in the fruit’s skin or flesh. There is no chance that arctic trees could turn other apple trees GE, just as having a gala tree beside a granny smith tree does not transform either of them. Additionally, apple orchards are propagated by grafting, rather than seeds, a concept Guest appears to be unaware of. These sorts of incorrect, baseless claims against arctic apples and other biotech crops are what has led to misinformed decisions like the UBCM’s coming to fruition. Instead, government officials should take their advice from independent scientists and reputable scientific organizations like the WHO, AMA, etc. Joel Brooks, Vancouver Marketing communications specialist, Okanagan Specialty Fruits

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October is Small Business Month in B.C. Small businesses are the heart and soul of communities. They support families and keep local economies strong. The owners are parents, coaches and volunteers who make a difference every day. October is Small Business Month - our chance to recognize the tremendous contributions that small businesses make. Across B.C., 98 per cent of businesses are small businesses and more than a million British Columbians work for them. It takes courage, energy and dedication to run a small business. I know the challenges from running my own business for 21 years and from my time with the BC Chamber of Commerce and the North Vancouver Chamber. That’s why, as Minister of State, I am working hard to make B.C. the most small business friendly jurisdiction in Canada. It’s why we’re continuing to cut red tape and boost the small business share of government contracts by 20 per cent. It’s also why government has already cut the small business corporate income tax rate by 44 per cent, and is committed to cutting it a further 40 per cent. This month, join me in thanking small businesses in your community. They are more than just business owners. In fact, you can nominate your favourite for a Small Business BC Award between October 1 and November 30. Together, we can make sure the small-business heart of our communities beats a little stronger. Naomi Yamamoto Minister of State for Tourism and Small Business

Too much time being spent on tourism initiatives, resident says On the topic of community events, I found myself recalling the successful Peachland Centennial Celebrations. At their conclusion, Peachlanders learnt that of 56 community groups with over 600 volunteers (12 per cent of our population) most of whom proudly participated in the hundreds of events throughout the centennial year. Given this unique spirit of community participation, one would wonder what prompts the district to contract out such a popular event as the Christmas Light Up. It is not a big issue, but not childish as suggested. The Rattlesnake Island Swim has been handed over to a Kelowna group (without prior notice to Peachlanders). This is another event that has been successfully organized by the district and many volunteers. Add to these the Paddlefest initiative. There appears to be more at issue than one Christmas Light Up. It is interesting to read the recently signed management and operating agreement, which I think sheds some light on the district’s new direction in handing over community events. The agreement covers the lease of a portion of the Peachland Primary School to the Visitor

Information Centre [under the umbrella of the] (chamber of commerce). On page 3 of this agreement, one of the joint objectives outlined refers to “the creation of an operator model that supports the chamber as an ongoing, independent and successful service provider in the district”. And further, one of the chamber’s individual objectives is, “To increase the chamber’s contribution to community quality of life through additional related initiatives and programs.” The difference between initiatives and takeovers may have been the concern of some councillors who believe some town events should remain town events. Given the fact that 94 per cent of the town’s income comes from homeowner taxes and 6 per cent from business taxes, I find it hard to be patient with the disproportionate time away from issues that I believe are at the core of town management, with too much time being spent on plans and attractions for tourism. Meanwhile, kudos to those councillors who are responding to issues on behalf of most of us taxpayers! Dora Stewart, Peachland

A request to keep responses based in fact, not attacks MP Dan Albas / Commentary This week I am back in Ottawa attending a number of briefings and meetings related to Okanagan-Coquihalla and also my new duties as Parliamentary Secretary to the President of Treasury Board. When I’m in Ottawa one of the ways I stay in touch with the Okanagan is through reading various online editions of local news outlets. One recent trend that I have noted in some letters to the editor is an increase of personal attacks directed against elected officials. In any democratic society there will always be disagreement from time to time on issues and likewise there is merit in constructive criticism and debate, however mean-spirited personal attacks in my view have no standing and add little constructive value to a discussion. I know many mayors, councillors, MLAs and MPs who work hard on a range of challenges and generally throughout the Okanagan we have a good track record of our different levels of government

working together in successful partnerships. While it is understandable that some of the projects and administrative decisions will be disagreeable to some, the reaction to insult and attack the decision makers as opposed to questioning the decisions made is counterproductive and lowers the level of debate. Fortunately there is an alternative. If you disagree with the decision of an elected official rather than engaging in a personal attack, why not take the time to first contact the individual(s) directly to share your concerns and at the same time ask why a particular policy or decision was made? A meaningful two-way discussion can better inform both parties and that in turn can lead to a better understanding on an issue. There may not be a mutual agreement, however at the very least there will always be a benefit to respectful dialogue that focuses on the issues and not the personalities involved. On a different subject, recently a few

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people have asked some questions about my weekly MP reports and it occurred to me that I have not in the past provided information on my weekly reports. It may surprise some to learn that there is no formal requirement for a Member of Parliament to issue regular reports to constituents. From my own observations I have noted that some MPs do weekly reports as I have done since being elected while others prefer bi-weekly or monthly and some take a more sporadic approach depending on events the MP believes are of interest to local constituents. As far as the content of an MP report, this is entirely at the discretion of the Member of Parliament. While some make allegations that MP reports are written or are otherwise directed by the Prime Minister’s Office (or elsewhere) these claims are completely untrue. In my case I compose my own reports each week no differently than how I respond personally to emails and return citizens’ phone calls. For the re-

cord, my reports are not vetted or approved and are sent directly from my office each week to local media and citizens who can sign up for an automatic email subscription. If you are interested to receive my MP reports via email you can do so at www. I try in each report to cover topics that may be of interest to local citizens and to communicate on bills and other aspects of parliamentary affairs to increase awareness of what occurs in Ottawa here locally. Each week I typically receive a number of responses to a MP report that can range from being positive and encouraging and at other times can be quite critical of government or asking for additional information. I greatly value all comments and concerns including criticisms; this input is greatly valued and hopefully with continued respectful dialogue we can continue to build a stronger Canada. Dan Albas is the Member of Parliament for Okanagan-Coquihalla.

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Jerry Dober Breakfast, 8am, Peachland Wellness Centre

Yoga Advanced Beginners, 7:45-8:45am, 50+ Activity Centre

Peachland United Service, 10am, United Church

Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 9:30am, 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, 10:30 service fellowship 11:30am, 4204 Lake Ave. Kokanee Interpretive Program, 12pm-4pm, Hardy Falls Regional Park. A parks interpreter will be on site each weekend until September 29. Meat Draw, 2pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69

Morning Coffee For Ladies, 10am, Peachland Wellness Centre Tai Chi, 12-1pm, 50+ Activity Centre Needle Arts/Quilting, 1-4pm, 50+ Activity Centre Peachland Guides 5:15pm, community centre Peachland Sparks (girls 5-6), 5:30pm, community centre Youth Boxing Club, 6-8 pm, 4th Street Place Wood Carving, 7-9pm, 50+ Activity Centre

tuesdays Tracks Walking Club, 9am, Cenotaph Park. Walks are five minutes longer each week. Starts Oct. 15. Free, but registration required: 250-767-2133 Carpet Bowling, 10amnoon, 50+ Activity Centre Computer Literacy, 10am, Peachland Wellness Centre. By appointment. AA, 12-1pm, 50+ Activity Centre Toastmasters, 12-1pm, Peachland community centre. www.peachland. Men’s Crib & Coffee, 1pm, Peachland Wellness Centre Friendship Tuesday/ Movie, 1-3:30pm, 50+ Activity Centre Tween Drop-In, 2:305pm, Youth Centre. Grades 5-6

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wednesdays Yoga, 7:45-8:45am, 50+ Activity Centre Aerobics For The Not So Young, 9:30-1:30am Wellness Circle, 10am, Peachland Wellness Centre. Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month. Chess, 1:15-3:30pm, 50+ Activity Centre Sunshine Singers, 1:30pm, Peachland Wellness Centre Tween Drop-in, Cooking Night, Youth Centre. Grades 5+ Lions Den Meeting, 7 pm. 2nd week: 6th Ave. Police Station. 4th week: community centre. Dan 250-767-9034 Central Okanagan Model Railway Company Group, 7pm, Peachland Museum

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Tracks Walking Club, 9am, Cenotaph Park. Walks are five minutes longer each week. Starts Oct. 17. Free, but registration required: 250-767-2133

Men’s Crib & Coffee, 10am, Peachland Wellness Centre Yoga Beginners, 10:3011:30am, 50+ Activity Centre

Tai Chi (Wellness Centre), 10am continued level at Heritage Park

Tea in the Tranquil Room, 2pm, Peachland Wellness Centre

Bereavement, 10am, Peachland Wellness Centre

Youth Drop-In, 3:30-8pm, Youth Centre. Grades 7+

Iron and Silk Exercise, 11am-noon, 50+ Activity Centre

Ladies Snooker, 5pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69

Peachland Rotary Club Meeting, 12pm, Gasthaus Pub

Potluck, Meeting, or Entertainment, 6pm, 50+ Activity Centre (4th week of the month only)

AA, 12-1pm, 50+ Activity Centre


Tween Drop-In, 2:305pm, Youth Centre. Grades 5-6

Carpet Bowling, 10amnoon, 50+ Activity Centre

Youth Drop-In, 3:30-8pm, Youth Centre. Grades 7+

Meat Draw, 3pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69

Meat Draw, 4pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69

Youth Drop-In, 3:30-9pm, Youth Centre. Grades 7+

Bingo, 6:45pm, Doors 5:30pm, 50+ Activity Centre

Bridge (Experienced), 7-8pm, 50+ Activity Centre

UPCOMING EVENTS Lego Time, October 4, 3-3:45pm, Peachland Library. It’s Lego Time at the Peachland Branch of the Okanagan Regional Library, every second Friday beginning October 4th. All ages are welcome – let your imagination go wild with Lego! Donations of Lego are also welcome. For more information call 250-7679111 or visit Open House, October 5, 50+ Activity Centre. It’s their 40th anniversary!

ing, October 5, 2:30-4pm, Peachland Historic Primary School. To commemorate the opening of the Peachland Historic Primary School, the public is invited for ribbon cutting, tours, cake and refreshments. Astrid Blodgett, October 8, 7-8pm, Peachland Library. Friends of the Peachland Library are hosting award winning author Astrid Blodgett for a reading. Astrid’s book of short stories, You Haven’t Changed A Bit, has recently been published.

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Rodeo, October 11-13. Free for spectators. Fri Starts at 4pm. Sat/Sun starts at 9am. Contact Peachland Riding Club 250.718.2761 or Beginners Acrylic Painting Program, October 16, 1 - 4pm, 50+ Activity Centre. The class is limited so call Roberta at 250-7672054 to register. Halloween Family Dance Party, October 27. Entertainment, games and refreshments. Tickets required.

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St. Margaret’s Angel Bazaar, November 2, 9:30am - 1pm, community centre. The annual event features lunch, deli, crafts, silent auction, books, bake table. A licensed appraiser returns to put a value on your collectables for a fee of $5.00. Remembrance Day Services, November 11, 10:00am. Join the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69 as we honour our veterans and fallen comrades. Everyone is welcome. Community Remembers at 10:30am, reception following at the Peachland Legion. Contact

Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards, November 16. The Peachland Chamber of Commerce presents awards, dinner and entertainment. For more information visit www.peachlandchamber. Wind in the Willows, November 27-December 1, 4th St. Place. Peachland Players is starting rehearsals for their upcoming play. If you would like to join this fun group, contact Rhoda at 250-767-2196.


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Christmas Craft Fair, November 30, 9am-3pm, community centre. Find exciting handmade craft treasures and works of art that make the perfect gift for that special someone on your list. Crafters set up at 7:00 am on Saturday morning. To book your table, contact the Peachland Recreation Office, 250-767-2133. Christmas Light Up, December 6. Parade, light up ceremony, entertainment and visits with Santa. Visit for information.

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maybe don’t even have their children in school yet but are interested in this whole issue.” Baxter says they’ve heard from parents on the Westside that it is a difficult decision to put their child in French immersion because after French immersion students attend George Pringle Elementary, to continue French immersion under the current scheme they must commute all the way to Kelowna to attend middle school.

Baxter went on to say that at the moment the school that would most likely be chosen to offer French immersion on the Westside is Glenrosa Middle School as it currently has the most space available. The French immersion middle school public consultation meeting will take place at Glenrosa Middle School on Tuesday, October 15 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. A second consultation meeting, this time to consult about proposed changes to catchment areas for all Westside schools, is scheduled

to take place at Mount Boucherie Secondary School on Thursday, October 10 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Catchment areas determine which school a student will attend based on location. Baxter says the proposed catchment reconfigurations won’t really affect Peachland, although part of the plan is a return to Peachland having its own catchment area. “At the moment it is part of that whole catchment area that includes Glenrosa and George Pringle and that just has always

seemed a bit odd,” Baxter said. “Obviously in order to fill up the new school we’ve got to put in catchment areas, which will mean that some subdivisions will be directed to the new school. When you do these things there are always people who are upset about the change because they like the school they’re in. So it is important to go before staff make their final recommendations to the board so they have an opportunity to get as much input as possible.” Baxter says residents can also fill out an online survey that asks for input.

Peachland bats featured in first Legends of the Lake Interpretive Centre display Bat hatch relocates to south hallway of building Darlene Hartford / Special to the Peachland View The introduction of the Legends of the Lake Interpretive Centre is an exciting addition to the reopening of the Historic Peachland Primary School. Developing an interpretive centre within the schoolhouse is a continuation of the educational theme of this historic building. Through the course of time the history of Peachland on the water will be presented in a variety of ways at the interpretive centre. In the early 1900s, logging, mining and farming were industries dependent on moving goods via waterways. Also, Okanagan Lake was a safe and more comfortable means of transportation for residents. Dirt roads connected some communities but in the early years water was a convenient form of transportation for both people and goods. The legend of Ogopogo and the importance of First Nations to our community are other topics to be featured in the interpretive centre in the future. Peachland Bats is the inaugural display at Legends of the Lake Interpretive Centre. The Peachland Bats Educational and Tourism Program will be highlighted during Peachland Historic Primary School ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, October 5 at 2:30 p.m. The public is invited to browse through displays in the Visitor Information Centre and view progress in the development of the Peachland bats program during the past

Donated artwork by Jeff Fraser

Mike Rieger

showcases the new bat hatch located in the south hallway of the Historic Peachland Primary School building. The bat hatch provides access to a roost of approximately 1,800 bats that make their home in the attic of the building.

two years. Bat information in the display tables will be changed over the next few months to accommodate educational tours currently being developed for the interpretive centre. Viewing the hatch that provides access to the bat roost has been a popular attraction of the bat program. Interior access to the roost has been relocated in the newly renovated build-

ing. Previously, due to a dropped ceiling, access was attained through two openings. The first opening was at the 10-foot level of the dropped ceiling. The second access point, with the use of a second ladder, extended another four feet upward. Also, the original hatch to the roost was located in the centre of the new galleria now designated the art gallery and reception hall. This was not an ideal location for 16-foot extension ladders and other equipment required for the annual removal of guano. Therefore the new access is located in the south hallway of the building. When entering the schoolhouse from the two south entrances, front and back, look up mid-hallway. The roost opening is located 14 feet straight up, accessible with the use of one extension ladder only. Artist Jeff Fraser donated a new door for the opening to the bat roost. Fraser Urethanes provided spray foam insulation during the school renovation and Jeff, their son, used the industrial foam medium to create a work of art. The opening to the bats in the attic roost is whimsical yet captures the realistic features of a bat. The Peachland Visitor Centre and Legends of the Lake Interpretive Centre are open weekdays from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. For additional information about the interpretive centre call 250767-2455 or email

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Peachland Youth Centre to open this week in primary school building


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Peachland Youth Centre youth worker Ashley Kennedy, centre director Patricia Barrows

and program area leader Kirstin Beyer (left to right) stand at the doors of their new digs in the rear of the Peachland Historic Primary School Building. Programming at the new youth centre will begin October 8.

Her background in recreation includes outdoor leadership, lifeguarding, and snowboard instructing. Ashley’s enthusiasm in being involved in the community is a great addition to the team. Kirstin is the program area leader responsible for running the after school program for children in Kindergarten to Grade 6. Along with her education and experience working with elementary school children she also has a background working with preschool age and special needs children. The Peachland preschool is being taught by Judith. Judith has been with the Okanagan Boys and Girls Club for the past year and has a wealth of education and experience working with our youngest club members. For information on our programs, contact us at 250-767-2515 or feel free to drop by to visit our amazing new club. Now that club renovations are complete, we are eager to start up our youth programs for Grades 5 and up. Beginning Tuesday, October 8 we will be offering our youth drop in programs. Youth drop in will run Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from

Patricia Barrows / Special to the Peachland View Since beginning my new role as centre director of the Peachland Boys and Girls Club it has been so energizing to be a part of expanding youth programs in the Peachland community. Watching as the renovations are completed, filling the space with youth friendly equipment and furniture, and being part of the Peachland Historic Primary School Grand Opening Celebration has been an exciting experience. I’ve had the opportunity to meet and speak with several people in the community lately and greatly appreciate the support surrounding the opening of our club and implementation of our programs. While the club is well on its way to being furnished we would still welcome donations of items such as Lego or board games. If you have any of these items and are interested in donating, please contact the club. Expanding our programs wouldn’t be possible without the addition of a couple new members to the Peachland Boys and Girls Club team, Ashley, Kirstin, and Judith. Ashley is our new youth worker who will plan and develop programs for youth.

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3:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 3 p.m. - 9 p.m. Activities include free afternoon snacks and dinner nights, pool and ping pong tables, a play station, computers with internet access, movies, music, cards and board games. The tween drop in will run on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 2:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Children in Grades 5 and 6 can meet staff by the bike racks at Peachland Elementary School and walk to the club to hang out. On Wednesdays from 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., tweens will get to learn and practice life skills by cooking and eating dinner together as well as participating in a variety of activities at the club. We are looking for interested youth to become involved in our youth council. Meeting monthly, we discuss interests, youth council goals, special events, com-

munity projects and more. Being a youth council member will help build leadership and teamwork skills and provide opportunities to plan fun events for peers. Participation in the youth council is also a great addition to a resume! We would also like to welcome youth to our very own program kick off to be held on October 18 from 3 p.m. - 9 p.m. Come down to check out our amazing new club, meet the staff, play some giant games, create a craft or two and enjoy pizza and cake. If you are interested in helping out or have a special talent to help our youth, please contact me to become a volunteer at 250-767-2515. Please “like” our page on Facebook, Peachland Youth Centre, and follow us on Twitter or check out our website www. to keep updated on current and upcoming programs and events.

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Marr takes readers on a virtual tour of The Homestead farm Jordan Marr / Special to the Peachland View It’s high time I took you on a tour of The Homestead. You might think the invitation’s a bit late. It’s so blustery now, and the season is practically over. I beg to differ. The need for galoshes and a heavy sweater notwithstanding, this is the best time of year for a walkabout. The colours are at their sharpest, the smells are really fresh, and have you noticed the quality of the daylight lately? Summer’s light is so lackadaisical, and winter’s, at least on all the Jordan Marr overcast days, is flat. Now the light is full and crisp. And the season isn’t over just yet; we’re past peak production, but not by much. So let’s go. Touring the Homestead, one’s eyes don’t know where to settle. We’re a small-scale farm with diversified production, so there are all kinds of shapes and colours competing for the attention of passers-by. There are cornstalks wait-

ing to be cut down and fed to the horses, save for 10 or so Jess asked me to save for her Day of the Dead celebration; alternating hues of greens and reds of the 12 or so different succulents that we put into our salad mix; over there the zucchini plants are still fruiting, though their hearts just aren’t in it anymore. Obscured by more weeds than I’d like to admit is a bed of kohlrabis. Nobody wanted them, so they’re bloated and distorted from too much growth. It’s a convention of miniature, purple Jabba-The-Huts. Over in the orchard, the apples are blushing; a sure sign that it’s time for plucking. On the horizon, a sliver of the lake, captive behind fir tree prison bars that line the southern edge of the hay field. Below them, if you squint, and with a little luck, you might glance the brown bear that is camping in that tree line, equidistant between our orchard and our neighbour’s vineyard. Joe and his dog Gandalf have inadvertently treed him a few times during dusk walks, eliciting huffs of grumpy protest. Otherwise, it’s a live-and-let-live situation. He’s taken half the prune plum crop, yes, but we’ve learned that scarcity somehow makes fruit taste better. In the hayfield, a rare sight for this farm: an archipelago of brown islands of dying alfalfa in an ocean of timothy, clover and other grasses. Joe refrained from a final cut this year to allow the alfalfa to go to seed. He’s now collecting

the seed heads and will scatter them in those parts of the field where the alfalfa, that superfood of pasture grasses, has struggled to take hold. The radiant yellows, reds, and oranges you see in that garden bed over there are the heads of the quinoa I’m trying to learn how to grow. I think I need to try harder. My goal is to one day produce enough to eat all winter, but what’s there will barely constitute a hand-full. Out on the prairies, if you want to be the envy of your colleagues, you buy a bigger combine than them; in my world of hipster farmers, inefficiently producing a jam jar full of any grain indigenous to South America will do, as long as you’re nonchalant about it and suddenly develop a Latin accent when you mention place names. Sood Amedeeka. Voleevia. Over the winter, we’ll plan a whole new layout of the garden crops, the better to keep the pests guessing and alternate the nutrient demands made on the soil. It will also represent a twisting of the farm’s kaleidoscope, so you’re going to want to come back next year to check out the new array of colours. If you insist, we can do the tour in August, if only to prove that her sister, October, is the greater beauty. Jordan Marr grows organic veggies for home delivery at The Homestead Farm in Peachland. You can read more of his writing at

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this is one way that criminals attempt to create a rapport with potential victims, so such claims should be verified before making any donations. • Beware of solicitors pressuring you to donate. Reputable charities should not be on the verge of shutdown if you fail to make a donation, so such organizations never pressure prospective donors into making donations. If a solicitor is pressuring you into making a donation over the phone or in person, chances are strong that this person is not representing a reputable charity. • Send donations directly to the charity after independently confirming their address. When making charitable donations, those donations should never be given directly to solicitors. Never make a cash donation, as cash provides no paper trail should you want to deduct your donation or should you learn that you were victimized by a con artist posing as a representative of a reputable charity. • Request personal information not be shared. Upon receiving a charitable donation, many charities share their donors’ contact information with other charities. But many donors would prefer their contact information not be shared so they don’t find themselves being inundated with solicitations from other charities. Donors can ask to opt out of having their personal information shared upon making a donation. This is especially important for seniors living on fixed incomes who simply cannot afford to support many causes no matter how compelling those causes are.

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Senior downsizing the focus of upcoming speaker series event Judy Wyper Special to the Peachland View The Peachland Wellness Centre (PWC) links people to the information and services they are looking for in our community. It also holds social programs during the week. Women’s Monday Morning Coffee meets at 10 a.m. for an hour or so of lively conversation accompanied by coffee, tea and goodies. Tea in the Tranquil Room meets on Fridays at 2 p.m. This is an opportunity for those who are hearing impaired to gather in a quiet comfortable setting. If you are looking for a chance to expand your social group, either of these free programs might be just the ticket. Gathering with others has many benefits. It helps ward off depression and elevates mood. This increases one’s sense of wellbeing. Happiness can boost the immune system. Brain health is enhanced by mind expanding activities such as considering varied topics, sharing opinions, defending one’s point of view, explaining an activity, and describing events. On October 15 at 1:30 p.m. the speaker series will present Dave Collins of Coldwell Banker. Collins will speak on the subject of downsizing for seniors. He will describe numerous options for those considering a change of housing style. People considering a move to a smaller residence will hear practical advice on how to manage the important decisions on how to reduce the amount of their possessions. Reducing clutter even if you are not moving from your home can make it safer for daily living. What do you need? What will you keep? Admission is by dona-

tion at the Peachland Little Schoolhouse and there will be refreshments after the presentation. We are pleased to currently have two nursing students working on a memories project as part of their community practicum with PWC outreach services. The intent of a community practicum is to broaden the students’ experiences and knowledge of the community by working with various age groups and situations. The students meet with individual seniors who are having their recollections and messages recorded digitally. These can be anecdotes from family life, memories of how life was in the past, or descriptions of places and events. Each senior decides on their own focus for the messages they record onto a digital recorder. The students download the recordings to a computer and then create a CD for each of the program participants. The benefits of this project have already been felt by both sides. “The project is going smoothly. The seniors have enjoyed the experience of sharing their thoughts,

and the conversations they had with the students have spurred on more reflections and connections than they expected. They love working with the students,” PWC outreach coordinator Wendy Howard says. “The students have been surprised and delighted with the breadth of experience and the wealth of wisdom that has been expressed during their sessions. They are also gaining some computer skills as they learn how to edit speech tracks for the recordings.” Laughter is a common feature at every PWC offering. Even if you come in off the street as a stranger, it is likely that you will engage in a conversation that results in laughter at some point. Smiles, giggles, and full-blown roaring belly laughs are encouraged and indulged. If you need cheering up, a new friend, or some fresh ideas, join the fun at the PWC. Volunteers run our programs. Phone us at 250-767-0141, email welln e s s c e n t r e @ s h a w. c a , check us out on Facebook or visit for more information.


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1928 – 2013

With great sadness the Meszaros family announce that George passed away peacefully at Hospice House in Kelowna on September 22nd, 2013 after a relatively short battle with liver cancer. He is survived by his wife Shirley, sons Gerrard and Christopher and daughter Susan. He leaves 2 grandchildren – granddaughter Kingsley and grandson Kalen. He was predeceased by his parents, brother Gabor and first wife Kornelia. He leaves relatives, many friends & colleagues. He was described as being a truly “Renaissance” man. His wide range of interests and abilities gave him much pleasure over the years. His sporting interests included bike riding, skiing (helicopter and Nordic), sailing, horseback riding and hiking. He played the cello until recent years when he sadly had to sell his beloved cello (circa 1743). His love of reading (in French, also) and classical music was a lifelong passion. He travelled the world with his wife especially in his later years. He was interested in astronomy and enjoyed his sessions with The Society of Learning in Retirement (S.L.R.). He was computer literate and was daily at the computer checking the weather and news. He was a gourmet cook and made “Heavenly” wines (from scratch) according to his friends – and enjoyed especially by his sister-in-law, Bev. He also ran & operated a full scale sheep farm in Manitoba during his working years there. Lamb dishes featured highly at the Meszaros residence. Academically he accomplished much during his lifetime. He graduated from medical school in 1952 in Budapest, Hungary. He became a certified specialist in surgery in Hungary before he fled Hungary during the Hungarian Revolution in 1956. In England he obtained his fellowship with the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh, England - 1962/68 respectively). He obtained his fellowship in Orthopedic Rehab at Rancho Los Amigos Hospital in California. From 1964-1971 he became a Fellow of the College of Surgeons, (Canada) and obtained a California License and was certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He became an associate Professor, Orthopedics, University of Manitoba. His major professional interest was spinal surgery and joint replacement. He had extensive experience in providing independent medico/ legal assessments & reports.

You are gone but not forgotten. You are missed and still loved. Our time was so short together, but the memories will always be in my heart! Love Jean



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He moved to the Okanagan in 1996 and truly loved the ambiance the valley provided. He took pride in his home & garden. The fruit trees provided much interest & pleasure (even though Shirley got “tired” of making jam). For George life was about living it to the fullest and exploring every crevice, making plans and going about doing them. During the last 9 months, life was tough on him – but he faced and dealt with his fate with grace and dignity. He will be sorely missed but not forgotten.

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At his request cremation has taken place. A celebration of his life will take place at a later date – one in the Valley and another in Winnipeg, Manitoba (to be announced). A special thanks goes out to all those who assisted George in spending some time at home & to the community & palliative care nurses, doctors and staff of Hospice House – Kelowna.

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In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Cancer Society in his memory would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www., clicking on stories and typing in George Meszaros. Arrangements entrusted to First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna ph: 250-762-2299.


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ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20

A blue mood is nothing to worry about, Aries. It is just your body telling you that you may need to slow down a bit. Take heed and you’ll recharge in no time.

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21

Taurus, you are beginning a contemplative phase of life right now, but you won’t have to sacrifice your social life to do so. Take a few days off from socializing and then return.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21

Try to avoid any deep conversations or controversial topics this week, Gemini. Right now it’s best if you focus on more trivial matters and enjoy yourself.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22

Cancer, give yourself more time to figure everything out if you are feeling indecisive about someone. Don’t forge ahead without feeling entirely comfortable with the person.

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23

35. Finishes 36. Held over 37. Brass that looks like gold

38. Cuddle 39. Small sailboat 40. Dorsal plates on anthropods

44. A waterproof raincoat 47. Latin: around time of


Leo, don’t drop everything you’re working on to address a developing issue at home. Others can handle the situation just as well as you, so keep your focus on preexisting tasks at hand.

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22

Virgo, listen to friends and family members when they encourage you to try something new this week. Trust your instincts, as they seldom turn you in the wrong direction.

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23

You have no time for gossip this week, Libra. Your plate is already full at work and at home, so avoid getting caught up in anything that compromises your focus.

SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22

Scorpio, though it may feel like others are flying past you while you’re slowly plodding along, eventually things will even out and you’ll end up where you need to be.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21

Create some plausible plans for the future this week, Sagittarius. Keep a journal to help you keep track of your ideas and make sense of your plans.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20

Capricorn, your generosity finds you devoting much of your time tending to the needs of others this week. Enjoy your time helping others and don’t be afraid to accept their gratitude.

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18

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Don’t get too hung up if your week is all work and little play. While your schedule might be hectic in the coming days, some relaxation time will arrive this weekend.

PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20

Pisces, make the most of new opportunities that present themselves this week. The effort you put in will pay off in due time.


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Preparing for the future Elaine Diggle Peachland United Church Some 600 years ago the great church reformer Martin Luther wrote, “Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.” A sentiment such as that I can truly appreciate, as wherever I live, trees are planted. Even today I succumbed to temptation and bought three West Himalayan birches and a banana palm at a church fall fair in Summerland. The conundrum now is where inside our house can I find a spot to over winter a sizeable banana palm? More than 2,000 years before Martin Luther, the prophet Jeremiah - imprisoned in King Zedekiah’s palace for unpopular prophecies and waiting for Jerusalem to be wasted by King Nebuchadnezzar’s army which was laying siege to it – bought property at Anathoth from a cousin who came to visit him. Now Jeremiah knew that he would probably never see that land but he bought it, signed the deed of purchase, then sealed it up. Jeremiah 32:11-15 says, “Then he took the sealed deed of purchase, containing the terms and conditions and the open copy and he gave the deed of purchase to Baruch the son of Neriah son of Mahseiah, in the presence of Hanamel his cousin, in the presence of the witnesses who signed the deed of purchase, and in the presence of all the Judeans who were sitting in the court of the guard. He charged Baruch in their presence, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Take these deeds, both this sealed deed of purchase and this open deed, and put them in an earthenware vessel, that they may last for a long time. For thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Houses and fields and vineyards shall again be bought in this land.’” What, you may ask, do the actions and words of two dead men, one from 600 years ago and the other from over 2,500 years ago matter to us now? Jeremiah had already told King Zedekiah that his cousin Hanamel would be coming with an offer because the word of God had come to

him concerning this matter of the property prior to it happening. His cousin’s arrival merely confirmed God’s promise that “Houses and fields and vineyards

shall again be bought in this land.” Many might well have second thoughts around the possibility of a future when the ravaging armies of a grand empire were laying seige to the town. They were camping on recently bought land, just waiting for many to be carried off hundreds of miles away into probable slavery. Despite God’s promise over the centuries that this land

would be theirs, how could they believe in the promise when the destruction of their city was imminent? How could they believe in a future? However, Jeremiah remembered that the land was not only a gift from God, but really it still belonged to God as this is what stewardship means. All that we have, including our land, possessions and money are on loan for our lifetime but we can never ultimately own them as they are a blessing from God. Jeremiah didn’t just speak about this, he also acted upon his belief. He made a hope-filled, faithfilled, trust-filled statement and took action upon it. Jeremiah dared to see that beyond the immediate disastrous happenings God is still with us and God’s promises are true. Although it would be his descendants who would occupy the land, he wanted them to see that God’s hand was there fulfilling promises and God’s steadfast compassionate love is always at hand even when we cannot, for the present, discern it. Jeremiah’s witness, Martin Luther’s witness and the witness of countless people before and since, speaks to our need to look forward, not backward, and to place our faith and trust in God’s ultimate purpose for a world filled with peace and justice.

As Mahatma Gandhi said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” Gandhi also said, “There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in

God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.” A week or two ago, who would have thought that the president of Iran would phone up President Obama

for a chat? May we all have the faith of a Jeremiah, a Martin Luther, a Gandhi as we too live into God’s presence and God’s purpose, daily, giving thanks for so many blessings.


Places of Faith

St. Margaret’s Anglican Church

Peachland United Church 4421 4th Street

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

Sunday Services

New Contemporary Worship Service 9 a.m.

Traditional Worship

Sunday, October 6th, 2013

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

Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Ages 2 thru to Grade 6

4th Street & Brandon Ave

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

2600 Hebert Road, West Kelowna 250.768.7638

Peachland Baptist Church Winter Schedule starts October 6 Sunday School: 9:30 am Morning service: 10:30 am

Derek Koch, Peachland Campus Pastor Peachland Campus at Peachland Elementary School


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Issue 40, October 4 2013 of the Peachland View