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Oasis building developers to seek public input Joanne Layh Editor, Peachland View

A group of three developers are proposing to build a new retirement lifestyle building in downtown Peachland and have scheduled a public meeting to seek input before they proceed. Developers Bob Funk, Brian Anderson and Marvin Didyk have owned the property at the northeast corner of 13th Street and Lake Avenue for approximately 4-5 years and are

now ready to feel out public response. “We’re doing this to see how popular it is and how much people are interested in it before we go ahead,” Funk told The View. “If it’s a very, very good turnout and very positive then we will definitely start the process of building it.” The partners are currently in discussions with district staff but have not yet brought a development application forward. While plans are in the very preliminary stages,

Funk says the scale of the project, which will be called Oasis, won’t be higher than four stories. A few preliminary drawings will be presented to the pubic at the upcoming meeting. Funk says that Oasis isn’t going to be a luxury development for the wealthy set. Rather, it will offer a practical living opportunity for the average senior that doesn’t want to leave the community as they age. Continued on page 2

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IN BRIEF Power disruption planned Peachland residents should expect power interuptions and take the necessary precautions before B.C. Hydro carries out plans to make electrical system improvements in the district this Sunday. B.C. Hydro suggests that residents unplug their appliances and electronics to protect them from damage and ask that people turn off their lights during the disruption period. They also request that residents plug in or turn on only what they need in the first hour after power is restored to help ensure that the electrical system does not become overloaded. The power interruption will take place on Sunday, June 3 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Teen smoke show results in crash into Okanagan lake Two Peachland teens got a wake-up call after the Dodge Dakota truck they were in spun out of control last Sunday at Highway 97C near Renfrew Road and plunged into Okanagan Lake. The truck was apparently stopped on a gravel pullout along the highway before it accelerated and spun its tires until it caught traction on the highway, overcorrected, and then went off-road right into the lake and overturned into about five feet of water. The incident happened just before 3 p.m. There were apparently no other vehicles involved in the single vehicle rollover. “He was doing a smoke show on the gravel or spinning his tires on the gravel basically,” RCMP Const. Kris Clark told The View. The occupants of the vehicle, both 17-year-old boys, escaped from the vehicle unharmed. The truck was towed out of the lake at the expense of ICBC, who will likely pass the cost on to the owner of the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle was given a violation ticket for driving without consideration, which carries a fine of $196.

Date announced for new stat holiday in February The B.C. government has settled on the second Monday in February for British Columbians to celebrate our newest statutory holiday, making the date of the first Family Day to be celebrated in B.C. Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. Premier Christy Clark made the announcement at the Vancouver Aquarium on Monday following a period of consultation with the public and private sectors. The option to go with the second Monday in February had an overwhelming majority of support from people that participated in the online public consultation. Out of 31,136 selections made in a government web poll, 18,202 selections were for the second week in February, followed by 9,436 selections for the third Monday, and 3,508 selections of no preference. “The B.C. ski industry would like to thank the provincial government for how it has managed the Family Day consultation. We are very pleased with the outcome and we are confident that this decision will drive significant benefits for the tourism industry, the provincial economy and the people of British Columbia,” Canada’s West Ski Areas Association president and CEO David Lynn said. Having the holiday on the second Monday in February will likely have the support of the tourism industry as the third Monday in February is already a busy weekend in B.C. as a result of visiting Albertans celebrating their Family Day and Americans celebrating President’s Day.

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Oasis to offer independent living Continued from page 1

“It’s going to be for independent living so that’s what were working on – making it affordable living for retirees,” Funk says. Funk says that no decision has been made yet about amenities at the building at this early stage in the planning. It will likely have a dining room and library, but anything beyond those basics will be determined after consultation with the district and the public. “The public input and response is very important,” Funk says. “We’ll

try to accommodate what has being asked for but it still has to make sense with the numbers…that’s why we’re doing this – to see what people have to say. Hopefully we get enough turnout that we get an idea of what is needed in this community compared to other ones.” Funk says the location will be ideal for seniors because there is a bus stop nearby, the walkway is lit up, the flat terrain makes it suitable for people to get around the downtown with wheelchairs or

walkers, and there are restaurants and coffee shops nearby. “We want to build it so that it’s suitable for the area. . . we want people that live here not to have to leave this community but spend the rest of their life in this community,” Funk says. The public meeting is scheduled to take place at the community centre on June 14 between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. The builder and developers will likely be at the public meeting to answer questions.

District engineering technologist awarded certificate by the province Joanne Layh Editor, Peachland View


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This week the provincial board of examiners recognized four local government employees from B.C. communities for education and work experience in the local government field, and one of those employees was the District of Peachland’s engineering technologist, Mirjam Glass. Glass was awarded a certificate in Local Government Service Delivery based on her academic training and work experience in local government. “It’s a great accomplishment for her,” director of operations Doug Allin told The View after the announcement. “It speaks to her understanding of delivering of services in local government. She’s one of only 76 people awarded this certificate… it’s definitely a good accomplishment”. The three-member board that awarded the certificate represents the Local Government Management Association of B.C., the Union of British Columbia Municipalities and the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.

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Road Closure Removal of Highway Dedication Bylaw Number 2020, 2012

PUBLIC NOTICE In general terms, the Community Charter permits a municipality to close a road and remove its Highway dedication. In order to complete the process, Council must adopt a Road Closure and Removal of Highway Dedication Bylaw, and must advertise its intent to adopt the bylaw. Pursuant to Section 40 of the Community Charter, a notice is hereby given that the Council of the District of Peachland propose to consider adoption of Road Closure – Portion of Trepanier Bench Road Bylaw Number 2020, 2012 at the Regular Council meeting to be held June 12, 2012 at the Council Chambers, Peachland Community Centre, 4450-6th Street, Peachland, BC. At that time Council will hear representations of persons who deem their interest in the road closure is affected. Bylaw Number 2020 authorizes the District to permanently close and remove the highway dedication of a portion of Trepanier Bench Road, being in the District of Peachland. The closed road will be granted to the abutting property owner, Dan Hancharuk in exchange for the dedication of a portion of Lot A, Plan 18997, D.L. 449. Enquiries relative to the proposed Road Closure – Portion of Trepanier Bench Road Bylaw Number 2020, 2012” should be directed to the Planning and Development Services Department, District of Peachland, 5806 Beach Avenue. A copy of the “Road Closure - Portion of Trepanier Bench Road Bylaw Number 2020, 2012” may be viewed at the District Office, 5806 Beach Avenue, and Peachland during normal business hours (8:00 a.m. to 4: 00 p.m. Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays.)

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Highlights of the regional board meeting: May 28 Contributed

Brent Road-Trepanier OCP adopted The regional board has adopted the first Official Community Plan (OCP) bylaw for the Brent Road and Trepanier areas of the Central Okanagan West Electoral Area. It was developed after an extensive public consultation process and incorporates environmental development permit requirements that were previously not in place to ensure important environmental values and areas are protected. The new Official Community Plan will serve as a guide by the regional board for consideration of land use change applications in the two areas. Hardy Falls bridge replacement contract The regional board has awarded a contract for demolition and replacement of seven pedestrian bridges in Hardy Falls Regional Park. The bid of $137,200 submitted by Boxwood Forest Products and Services Limited provides the best overall value to the regional district of the seven proposals received that met all of the project’s mandatory criteria. All work will be completed between the June 1 and July 31 fisheries window for work in and around Peachland/Deep Creek, which runs through the park to Okanagan Lake. The regional board approved reallocating $34,200 from a previously approved and budgeted Mission Creek Regional Park bridge project to cover the higher than expected costs associated with the project in Hardy Falls Regional Park. April building statistics During April, Development Services approved nine building permits for construction project valued at $901,500 in the Central Okanagan East and Central Okanagan West Electoral Areas. That compares with 12 permits issued in April of 2011 for projects valued at $749,000. So far this year, 21 permits have been approved for construction projects valued at $1.8 million. During the first four months of last year, 49 construction projects received permits in the two electoral areas for a total value of $4.1 million. Advisory planning commission membership The regional board has appointed several members to the Central Okanagan West Electoral Area advisory planning commission. Appointed for a three-year term ending in May 2015 are Norm MacLeod, Jeff Deacoff, Helmuth Mitchell, Joe Iafrancesco and Ben Hansen. Appointed for a two-year term (expiring in May 2014) is Don Bennison and Bob Johncox. The commission acts in an advisory capacity reviewing land-use applications and provides recommendations for the consideration of the regional board. Killiney Community Hall funding agreement The regional board has approved entering into an agreement with the North Westside Communities Association for annual funding of the operation, maintenance and capital expenditures for the Killiney Beach Community Hall. The agreement is in light of the successful referendum held last November in which qualified voters approved formation of the Killiney Beach Community Hall service area to provide funds each year toward the operational needs of the facility.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS Tax notices have been mailed. If you have not received your notice by June 10th, please call the Municipal office at (250) 767-2647. If the property has been sold, please forward the tax notice to the purchaser or to the Municipal office. To avoid penalty, payment MUST be received by the Municipal Office by July 3, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.

AVOID LINEUPS AT THE DISTRICT OFFICE You can make payments at any participating financial institution, or you can pay this bill online or by tele-banking through most financial institution’s bill payment services. Your account number is the last 8 digits of the Roll number printed on your tax notice at the top right corner of your tax bill. Other methods of payment include cash, cheque, money orders or Interact payments. There is a drop slot if you wish to drop your payment off after hours. Post dated cheques are accepted. However, whatever method you chose, please allow enough time for payment to reach this office by the due date of July 3, 2012. Please note: CREDIT CARDS are not accepted.

N & R HOME OWNER GRANT INFORMATION The N & R Home Owner Grant is the longstanding Home Owner Grant combined with the new Northern and Rural Area Home Owner Benefit. The regular grant may reduce your taxes up to $770; the additional grant may reduce your taxes up to $1,045. If the property is your principal residence, you may qualify for the N & R Home Owner Grant. Your principal residence is defined as the place you live in, and from where you conduct your daily affairs (for example, pay your bills, file your income tax returns, receive your mail, and have a telephone listing). Even if your taxes are paid by your mortgage company, the N & R Home Owner Grant application must still be completed and submitted to the Municipal office. Any property tax payment or N & R Home Owner Grant claim not received by 4:00 PM on July 3, 2012 is subject to the 10% late penalty. The N & R Home Owner Grant application must be completed and submitted to the District office each year to receive the grant. You can now claim your N & R Home Owner Grant online in the District of Peachland website. Visit our website at and click on the Virtual City Hall Portal button. All you need is your 8 digit roll number (do not include the “318”) and your access code (access code is case sensitive) from the top right corner of your tax notice (under the legal description box). Please note that all grants are subject to review and may be accepted or denied by the District, according to the regulations of the Home Owner Grant Act.

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RENEWABLE ENERGY OPPORTUNITIES STUDY The District of Peachland is requesting Proposals from qualified consultants or consulting firms to conduct a renewable energy opportunities study that will investigate through data collection and analysis what forms of renewable energy could be the most feasible within the community. Moreover, careful attention to new development and the opportunities for District Energy Systems (DES’s) should be undertaken. The project requirements are outlined in the Terms of Reference. Complete proposals must be received no later than Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at 4 p.m. to: The District of Peachland Attention: Polly Palmer, Director of Corporate Services 5806 Beach Avenue Peachland, BC V0H 1X7 If submitting paper copies, please provide 3 complete proposal packages. Emailing your proposals is accepted and encouraged. Please direct all communications or requests for information to: The District of Peachland Attention: Dave Smith, Director of Planning and Development Services 250-767-6055 ext. 108 Email: The Terms of Reference, Full Request for Proposal (RFP) and any addendums to the RFP will be made available on the District of Peachland website

The Property Tax Deferment Program is a loan program that allows the resident property owner to defer all or part of your current property taxes providing you are 55 years or older, a surviving spouse, or disabled as defined by Regulation. You must have a minimum of 25% equity in your home. Second residences, such as summer cottages or rental properties, do not qualify for tax deferment. Information brochures and application forms are available at the Municipal Office or visit the website at:

FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN PROPERTY TAX DEFERMENT PROGRAM The Families with Children Property Tax Deferment Program is available to assist families during those years when household costs can be the highest. It is a loan program that allows you to defer all, or part of, the annual property taxes on your home for the 2011 and following tax years. To qualify, you must be financially supporting a dependent child under age 18 and meet certain requirements, including and maintaining a minimum equity of 15% of the current BC Assessment value, after deducting the upper limit of all outstanding mortgages, lines of credit and other charges on your home (other appraised values are not accepted). Information brochures and application forms are available at the Municipal Office or visit the website at:

TAX PREPAYMENT PLAN Would you like to set money aside for your 2013 property taxes? The Property Tax Prepayment Plan could be for you! This program offers a convenient method of paying your taxes in advance. The plan starts July 15th and continues to May 15th, 2013. When you join the prepayment plan, your monthly installment will be automatically deducted from your bank account. Interest is paid monthly on credit balances at a rate set by the Province (prime less 2%). Application forms are available at the Municipal Hall or online at The Tax Prepayment Plan automatically renews every year starting in July.

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Time to speak out for women

Peek into the Past

Totem The hotel is again in the news and this picture of the Totem Inn was taken in 1955 with the totem pole on the left side. There were two motel cottages on the right side and they were moved and reassembled into the house at the corner of 12th St., which is still there. There was no liquor served in Peachland in those days and it was a few years before there would be a cocktail (hard liquor) lounge at the hotel. Inside was a popular coffee area that had been there for many years.


s an unwritten policy, we don’t normally publish articles on domestic violence, and the West Kelowna RCMP doesn’t provide us with these disturbing reports. This is primarily to respect the privacy and confidentiality of the victims. What goes on in the privacy of people’s homes is not for public consumption, but does that mean we ignore domestic violence and lock it away in a closet? It’s none of our business if some guy rearranges his partner’s face. It’s none of our business if he puts her in the hospital. It’s a family matter that should not be aired because . . . it’s none of our damn business. How often is society going to say this before battered women see justice? (Some women are so scared that they don’t dare seek justice.) Let the courts deal with it, you say. Yes, we’ve all seen how the courts deal with domestic assault; restraining orders, probation, or a little jail time to cool off perhaps. “Your honour, my client’s behaviour was fueled by alcohol and drugs, so he truly cannot be held responsible for his actions.” Alcohol and drugs should never be allowed as an excuse (or a defence) for assaulting your spouse. Never. Too many abusers have used this defence and are making a mockery of the court. How do we stop domestic violence if we don’t bring it out in the open and start talking about it? There is little deterrence in the court system, and the way society has handled this issue is akin to saying violence against women is okay as long as you keep it behind closed doors. Physically assaulting your spouse is despicable, abhorrent, heinous and cowardly. It’s a severe breach of trust and goes against all human decency. The punishment should be swift and hard . . . as swift and hard as the assault suffered by the victim. Sadly, many battered women don’t have the confidence, resources and finances to leave their abusers, so they are stuck in this vicious circle. Of the 19 million Canadians who had a current or former spouse in 2009, six per cent reported being physically or sexually victimized by their partner in the preceding five years (Stats Canada). One in 10 victims stated they obtained a restraining order, but one-third of the victims (30 per cent) reported that their abuser violated its terms. We sincerely hope that others speak out against this evil in our society and that women find the courage and the means to leave this violence behind them. If you’ve been battered and need help, please call VictimLinkBC at 1-800-563-0808.

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Peachland Views Look out, people - coming through! It was a good afternoon for a walk in the park. As my husband, myself and the dog went for a walk in Harold’s Way, a skateboarder went flying past us just as I was about to go round a corner, almost knocking me off my feet. On the way back two cyclists also

Newest restaurant gets the facade, style, and charm factor just right Congratulations to The Bistro. After the many unremarkable colourless, ‘utility’ buildings that have been built or renovated in downtown Peachland over the years, (yes there are a few exclusions, but I am sure many residents will know which buildings I am talking about), it is wonderful to see that a business has got it right. The classic heritage style, olive green facade

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of the restaurant’s shop front looks wonderful, adding character and charm to the streetscape of downtown Peachland. Hopefully, other businesses will adopt this theme and our beautiful Peachland will be even more beautiful. TNI take note! The food is superb, too. Jack David, Peachland

Record attendance at the art show We had another successful show this year for the Peachland Art Group! We set yet another record attendance at just under 760 guests. We hope you all enjoyed our paint by number creation by Richard Smith. Mayor Fielding and Councillor Condon joined in the fun and lent a hand during the show. The finished painting was pretty amazing! Many of the HeArts Festival abstracts sold and these funds will go toward purchasing new display panels for the Peachland Community Centre. Out of 298 paintings to choose from, the results of

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came past without any warning. What happened to the old bicycle bell? Just calling, coming through, or a warning whistle would do. I’m scared someone will get hurt, and I’m scared that someone will be me. Stella Garnett, Peachland

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the vote for favourite top three were: First: Looking Back, by Elaine Nixdorf Second: Gathering Snow Storm, by Norma Elliott Third: I Can Help, Grandpa, by Stella Tessier Stella is new to the group this year and we are all in awe of her attention to detail. Some of her brushes only have one hair! We look forward to seeing you at our annual art show next year. Sorry for running out of sandwiches so early – next year we’ll make more! Deborah Livingstone, President, Peachland Art Group

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Helping B.C. fruitgrowers and microbusiness owners MLA Bill Barisoff Special to the Peachland View

One of our struggles in the agricultural sector is competing with higher yield, lower cost jurisdictions. It is not an uncommon challenge that many producers face in today’s global economy. However B.C. growers have consistently demonstrated that when it comes to quality we can grow some of the finest apples, cherries, soft fruits and grapes anywhere in North America. Recent trade agreements between Canada and other countries also open up the door to increased exports of prized B.C. produce. The good work of our Okanagan-Coquihalla MP Dan Albas in potentially opening the doors to free wine trade within our domestic borders will also be helpful to the agricultural sector, as was recently recognized by Premier Clark during visit to a Penticton winery last Friday. MLA Bill Also recently announced is a new replant program that will work in partnership with B.C. fruit growers. This new three-year, $2 million program will assist B.C. apple growers in replanting to higher value more in-demand varieties, and will also include a grafting and budding component. Currently British Columbia growers produce close to 100,000 tonnes of apples a year. While the vast majority is sold within western Canada, B.C. apples are successfully exported into the United States, Mexico and even Vietnam. This program will be administered through the B.C. Fruit Growers Association and more information is available at Also announced last week here in Penticton is just over $3 million in a new skills training pilot program focused to help small micro-business owners develop and increase operational skills. Here in the South Okanagan as one

example we have many skilled trades’ professionals who would like to start up their own business or may already be in business. While they may possess the necessary skills of the trade and services they are providing often there can be a lack of knowledge in other important business related knowledge in such areas as accounting, human resources or marketing to name a few examples. This new pilot program will provide up to $1,500 in business related skills training to eligible and successful applicants. This program will begin in July and run until the end of the year. For further information visit www. Lastly, this week I have a few comments of recognition. In every community there are those citizens who work tirelessly in the background promoting civic interests whenever and wherever possible. Often these individuals are successful in attractBarisoff ing profile events, bringing special quests to an area and sometimes even new business operations. In the community of Osoyoos one such individual was Terry Yusep who recently passed away. I would like to take a moment to acknowledge Terry as someone who was an ongoing promoter of Osoyoos and would like to pass on my condolences to the many friends and family who were fortunate to know such a positive and upstanding gentleman. Closer to home I would also like to recognize the many volunteers who once again staged an incredible Rotary Okanagan International Children’s Festival. My wife Edna and I, as well as our two granddaughters Kayla and Allison, attended the children’s festival and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. This remarkable event simply gets better with each passing year and on behalf of the citizens of Penticton I would like to sincerely thank the many volunteers who put this great event on.

Legion ambassador candidate Peachland legion 2nd vice president Patricia Day (left) welcomes the Peachland legion ambassador candidate, Stacey Takenaka. Takenaka is a Grade 11 student at Mount Boucherie Senior Secondary. He has already started training for a career in the Canadian armed forces and is working towards attending officers training at a military college after graduation from high school.  Barrie Hewer photo







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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 Free! 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




Highway 97 Committee Meeting, 2:30pm, Council Chambers at Peachland Community Centre. The meeting is open to the public and concerns the highway through Peachland.

The Peachland Community Police are currently recruiting volunteers to assist with their community patrol, speed watch and office programs to help make Peachland a safer community. If you are interested in volunteering, contact the Community Policing office at 250-767-2623 or ring Bill at 250-7672460.

Computer Literacy, 10am, Peachland Wellness Centre Carpet Bowling, 10am, 50+ Activity Centre

Chess, 1:15pm, 50+ Activity Centre Yoga, 1:30pm, 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

Peachland Baptist Church Gym Night, 7pm, Peachland Community Centre

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS Teen Drop-In, 4-6:30pm, Westside Youth Centre *text 250-859-3893 for a ride.

Bereavement, 10am, Peachland Wellness Centre Iron and Silk Exercise, 11am, 50+ Activity Centre Peachland Rotary Club Meeting, 12pm, Gasthaus Pub AA, 12pm, 50+ Activity Centre Meat Draw, 4pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69



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

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)

Peachland Brownies (girls 7-8), 5:30pm, Anglican Church Peachland Pathfinders and Rangers (girls 12-17), 7pm, Anglican Church

Tai Chi (Wellness Centre), 6pm, Peachland United Church






BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS Grilled Cheese and Recycled Crafts, Tweens 5-7pm; Middle Teens 7-8:30pm, 4th Street Place Free!

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS Middle Teen PS3 Night, 6-7:30pm, Peachland Community Centre Free!

Parrot Sanctuary Society Plant and Garden Sale, 8am, 4138 Lake Avenue. Funds from plants, shrubs, solar lights, potting soil, pots, and books will go to the Parrot Sanctuary Society. Peachland Baptist Men’s Breakfast, 8:30am, Peachland Baptist Church. Breakfast takes place every second Saturday. Paper Shredding Day, 9am-12pm, Peachland Village Mall. This annual free paper shredding event comes courtesy of Roger W. Cyr. BCWF Youth Fishing, 10am-3pm, Shannon Lake. Peachland Sportsmen invites all youth to the Shannon Lake fishing pond. Fishing rods will be provided for those without a fly rod. There will be a BBQ and fly tying. No license required for those under 16.

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Wayne Power Achieving excellence in community spirit

Why did you choose to live in this town? My wife and I felt the “feng shui” harmony of the mountains, lake, fresh air and community ambience were the attraction. What has been your crowning achievement? I recently was honoured to receive the Excellence in Community Spirit Award. What would make Peachland a nicer community? More specialty “shoppes” need to open featuring eco-sporting items, local artisan crafts, and health/wellness products. Do you have a goal in life? I want to continue giving help and assistance in the service to others (locally and globally). If you had one super power, what would it be? Mary is my wife of 38 years! She’s

my super! (…and she never made me say that either.) If you won the $50 million max lottery, what would you do with the money? Family, faith, friends, food bank and fun. If you were the mayor of Peachland, what would you do? I would enthusiastically and actively encourage more youth-related and family-oriented activities and events. If you were a fly, which wall in town would you like to inhabit? As a fly (or even a mosquito), I’d be nowhere near the bat roost, but in one of the newly renovated rooms of the old primary school. If you could fast forward the District of Peachland by 50 years, what can you visualize? In 2162, Peachland is a model community of unity: socially, environmentally, economically and spiritually.

Bylaw Beat: smoke, dogs Dale Zimmerman Special to the Peachland View

Hello everyone, this is just a little note to let you know that I am back for the summer. I will be writing an informative column for the Peachland View each week to give you information with respect to the various bylaws that I will be enforcing. Let us show our guests that Peachland is a beautiful place to live and visit. This week I will concentrate on the following bylaw sections: 1) Fire Life Safety and Smoke control Regulatory Bylaw #1718 Section 9.3(i) You must have a permit in order to have a campfire. This includes the use of any firepit, chimanea or other such devices. Permits are available from the District of Peachland office. In order for you to help protect your property you can get rid of any tall grasses and other fuels that are in your yards. Remember, fire safety should be everyone’s concern. 2) Parks Bylaw Section 17 This bylaw concerns animals on the beach. Please look for the signage along Beach Avenue that indicates where animals are allowed. It would be great if our citizens would set an example for the tourists that are in town. It may be helpful to anyone that has a dog on the beach if you could let them know where our two doggy beaches are. If you need assistance with respect to any bylaw matters contact the District Office at 250-767-2647 or call me on my cell phone at 250-212-2331.

What do you do in your spare time? Spare time? What’s that? I’m retired - not tired.

When and where were you happiest? In 2008, I held my three-day-old granddaughter Zara for the first time.

What community issues need the most attention? Affordable housing for all ages is needed in our community.

Which talent would you most like to have? I want to learn to play the piano for my grandchildren.

What would be your ideal job? I’d like to be an artist “docent” in a community art, culture and heritage gallery.

What is your favourite music? I enjoy all forms of flute music from diverse cultures and nationalities.

Who inspires you the most? Abbas Effendi, who adopted the name Abdu’l-Baha in my Baha’i faith. What is your greatest extravagance? I have enjoyed cashews, chocolatecovered ginger, and a tall pineapple drink on a tropical white-sands beach.

What is your favourite book? Marley and Me by journalist John Grogan. What is your favourite meal? Chicken of any kind is most liked, especially with curries, corn, yams, snow peas with a frozen fruit yogurt dessert.

Your Opinion Counts Meeting location: Peachland Community Hall 4450 6th Street Date: June 14, 2012 Time: 4 pm - 7 pm Please join us to chat about Oasis, a new retirement lifestyle building in Peachland and tell us:

• What amenities do you want? • Do you want to own or rent? • What size of suite? • One bedroom, two bedroom or studio? • Or whatever else you would like to share with us Oasis will be located on the North East corner of 13th Street and Lake Ave.

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Peachland Art Show and Sale

Record attendance! A record near-760 people attended this year’s Peachland Art Show and Sale held at the Peachland Community Centre last weekend, including Coun. Terry Condon (left) who participated in the collaborative paint by numbers work. Other works on display included (shown clockwise from the top): Wanda Embree, Gramma’s Beanpot, acrylic, E. (Stella) Tessier, Wait For Me, Papa, acrylic, and Valerie D. Thompson, Paynters Market in Fall, acrylic. Nearly 300 works created by members of the Peachland Art Group were on display at the show. Funds from some of the works sold will help the group purchase new display panels for the Peachland Community Centre.

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Works displayed at last week’s Art Show and Sale (shown clockwise from top): Phyllis Papineau, Mountain Sunrise, acrylic; Chris Berry, Paree, acrylic; Chris Millar, Venice, acrylic; and Peachland Art Group’s Richard Smith with the completed paint by numbers work. Members of the public who attended the Art Show and Sale last Sunday were invited to participate in creating the collaborative piece.


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Peachland Fall Fair preparations: canning nuts, displaying fruit Stella Garnett Special to the Peachland View

Why We Sing The St. Albert Singers delivered a spectacular performance at the 50 Plus Activity Centre last week.  Photo Wendy and Frank Warburton

A St. Albert Singer returns to Peachland

Phyllis Papineau Special to the Peachland View Fifteen years ago Helen Hayworth left Peachland to join her family in Alberta. As a member of the Peachland Variety Singers, Helen was anxious to join her son who sang with the St. Albert Singers. Fast forward to the fall of 2011, when the St. Albert Singers were planning their spring tour. Helen suggested they come to picturesque Peachland. Contact was made with the Variety Singers and over the winter, plans were made to arrive on May 26 for an evening performance at the Fifty Plus Activity Centre. All the donations collected at the door would go to upgrading the sound system at the centre. The concert would be called Why We Sing. Arrangements were made for lunch prior to a rehearsal. Feeding 55 people in a hurry in Peachland could be a challenge but the Gasthaus came through without a hitch. The Alberta choir couldn’t say enough about the ambiance and the prompt and courteous service. This left time for choir members to enjoy a bit of Peachland. The day was warm and cloud-free as they enjoyed Centennial Walk down Beach Avenue to the centre. Instantly the two choirs hit it off, music being the bond. St. Albert set up their keyboard and masses of sound equipment before the 90-plus singers from both groups assembled on the small stage and flowed over the floor to practice Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah. Many said it gave them goose bumps being a

part of that glorious sound. After a trip to Mission Hill Winery, the bus returned the visitors for a light supper prepared by the Variety Singers. This included gluten-free food requested by four of the St. Albert troop and gratefully received. A quick change into glamorous black outfits and it was time to sing. The audience was not disappointed. Led by their youthful, dynamic director, Criselda Mierau, the ensemble launched into six songs from Les Miserables featuring many soloists, one being Helen’s son Bob Hayworth. Some numbers were accompanied by acoustic guitar. Of special interest was the rhythmic selections from Africa. The Peachland Variety Singers sang two numbers, one being Beautiful British Columbia, which was written in Winfield in the 1980’s. The closing Hallelujah brought the audience to its feet. Leonard Cohen would be pleased. Some confessed to shedding a few tears. After the concert a number of the St. Albert Singers made donations to the sound system spite of doing all the work! One gave $20. All of them mentioned the hospitality they had received in Peachland; some want to move here. For those who missed the concert, there is talk of a return tour, perhaps in a couple of years. In the meantime, the Peachland Variety Singers have ordered Why We Sing, the lead song by the St. Albert Choir and hope to perform this beautiful piece in the coming year.

September is the most beautiful month of the year for many reasons; the weather is perfect (not too hot or too cold), the children go back to school – bless their hearts, the apples are ready and so are many other fruits, nuts and vegetables. It’s also the time of year when Peachland hosts its annual fall fair. The 93rd annual Peachland Fall Fair will be held this year on September 8 and 9 at the community centre and we are looking for wonderful displays of locally grown fruits and nuts for Section D. Display entries should be presented on white foam or paper plates with the name of the varieties of fruit or nuts on an attached entry tag. In addition to the specified number in each category, apples should be polished, plums should have a bloom, and grapes should be in full bunches for optimal presentation. Carl Zannon from the Gellatly Nut Farm will be with us again this year. He’ll be at the head of the table in the fruit and nut section, ready to answer your questions about the nut farm, the growing of his prized walnuts, and how to pickle and preserve nuts. Our theme this year is A Treasure Chest of Peachland’s Best so until September, coax along your fruit and nuts, think about presenting your best selections, and have fun competing to see who’s grown Peachland’s best. For more contest details, visit or watch for the booklet to come out in early June at local businesses and the Peachland Chamber of Commerce. Questions relating to the fruit and nut section can be directed to Stella Garnett at 250-767-0081, or Wilma MacKinnon at 250-767-2218. See you at the fair!

Newcomers visit Rustico Bruce Fuller (fourth from the left) and Peachland Newcomer members Bob, Lori, Wolfgang, Keland, Maureen, Doris, Frances, Barbara and John enjoy a visit to Oliver. Contributed photo

Rustico ( “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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Youth News: Skate parks offer health benefits and help build community

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Less than one in five Canadian youth accumulate enough physical activity to meet Canada’s new physical activity guidelines of 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day. Considering that statistic, it was shocking that during Youth Week someone enjoying a walk along the waterfront path told two youth participating in an organized activity to stop running. The individual may not have been aware that the youth were participating in a supervised activity, that two youth workers saw the exchange, or that the youth were running on a path in front of the park. Regardless it seems unusual to tell anyone to stop running in a park. Around the same time as this incident it was announced that council was planning to build a skate park. Since there is some obvious misinformation about the importance of physical activity for youth this article will be dedicated to the benefits of skateboarding for participants and the community in hopes of addressing some stereotypes and concerns. As stated by the government of Canada’s Physical Activity Unit, there are three types of activities you need to do to keep your body healthy: endurance activities, flexibility activities, and strength activities. Skateboarding covers all three bases, strengthening legs and core muscles, increasing flexibility and dexterity to perform intricate and precise maneuvers, and good cardiovascular exercise because of its continuous motion. You don’t often see obese skateboarders. Most skateboarders skate several times a week and often for hours at a time. There is clearly a commitment for these kids to develop their skills, yet they do so without coaches, leagues, and often without an appropriate place to practice. Skateboarding provides many individuals, and youth in particular, with an important outlet for physical activity, leisure, and personal development. Skateboarding also provides a creative outlet that conventional sports do not. A skater is able to add their personality, their creativity and include that into their style and approach to the sport. Skateboarding not only provides a positive outlet, it offers a sense of community and improves self-esteem. It is also inexpensive and economically feasible to any family’s situation. While hand-me-down equipment is commonplace, even a new skateboard and safety equipment can be purchased for around $100 and lasts for years if it is taken care of. There are no green fees, travel expenses or personalized equipment needed. Skateboarding may get a bad reputation as being little more than a diversion for shaggy-haired, troublemaking teens, but the health benefits should not be ignored. Kids are all different, but they deserve recreational opportunities that suit their needs. When one considers that skateboarding is the third most popular recreational activity for kids between six

and 18 years of age, it might be assumed there would be skate parks all across our community. We have baseball fields, playgrounds, and jogging paths…yet no skate parks! How many times a day do you drive past an empty sports field? Now think of how many times you have driven past an empty skate park in any community. Skate parks can provide a variety of positive benefits. Most skaters respect park rules, each other, and their families. The sense of community at a skate park can be overwhelming with older skaters often lending a hand and giving advice to younger skaters. The development of skate parks has been seen to promote the health of the individual and the community by bringing diverse groups together to unite for a common cause. Youth skate not to annoy or aggravate but because it is their form of recreation and play. Without a skate park the streets become their playgrounds. Skateboarders are often viewed as loiterers or troublemakers for the hours they can spend at an area in town mastering a trick. We try to send the message to our youth that they should be outside and active, but for a teenager, the playground that kept them occupied in younger years is far less than adequate today. Yet, if someone saw a group of youth wandering with a soccer ball in the streets in the evening, would they be viewed with the same troublemaking suspicion? The benefits usually not considered by communities when developing skateboard parks may include tourism and immigration. Communities with skate parks and other facilities are more appealing to families with young children, as well as to young adults. Often when you think of skate parks, you imagine a large concrete surface with no other aesthetic aspects but those are the skate parks of the past. Many parks now incorporate colour and texture to make a unique statement. It is important for a skate park to be visible to recognize the legitimate desire of young people to gather and recreate in a place that does not marginalize them, and that expresses the community’s trust in them. If youth believe that a community cares about them, then the community has a duty not to let them down. Research by UNICEF shows that youth who have meaningful participation in their communities are less likely to engage in risky behaviour and have a greater chance of continuing community involvement as they grow into adults. As well, the new Canadian Youth Criminal Justice Act was based on the idea that youth who feel they are important members of their community are less likely to lash out at their community and cause problems. A show of support from the adult population of the town towards a facility mainly directed at youth would help these youth feel like they are part of their community. Finally, by increasing communication across generations, the anxiety both sides feel toward each other can be overcome.

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NOTICE OF POWER INTERRUPTION PEACHLAND Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. When: Sunday, June 3, 2012 We will be making electrical system improvements in Peachland on June 3. To ensure the safety of our work crews, it will be necessary to interrupt electrical service for approximately 6 hours, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The area affected is 5630, 5620 Gladstone Harrington & Crye Crt Meldrum, Garraway, Seaton & McCall Pl Victoria & Mintp St Turner & Seymoure Ave Gillam, Thwaite & Jackson Crs Siegrist & Ehlers Rd. To prepare for this interruption and protect your equipment from damage, please unplug all electronics, such as TVs, PVRs, DVD players and computers. Please also turn off all lights, electric heaters and major appliances, such as your clothes or dishwasher, dryer or oven. For the first hour after the power comes back on, please plug in or turn on only what you really need. This will help ensure the electrical system does not get overloaded. We are sorry for the inconvenience. We will restore your power as soon as we can. Prepare for outages and stay informed by visiting or from your handheld device. Please call 1 888 POWERON (1 888 769 3766) if you experience any electrical difficulties or for more information.

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For Rent Bungalow, 3bdr, 1.5 bath, 1,300 sq. ft., dbl. garage, fenced yard, close to lake, N/S, long term rental only, $1,600 + utilities. Please call 403-554-8138

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For Rent 1 bedroom ground level suite. Completely renovated. 200 degree lakeview, close walk to the town centre and beach, N/S, pets negotiable. All inclusive - parking, utilities, satellite TV, laundry and storage. Available immediately. $850/month. Call anytime, 250317-0053

Free Old chest freezer with compressor stilll working. Bring your truck and take it away. Call 250-767-6369


Multi-Family Garage Sale 6306 Thompson Drive, Peachland Sat. June 2 8am - 2pm


Peachland United Church on Fourth Street Sat. June 2 9am - 1pm

Multi-Family Garage Sale 3967 Dryden Road Sat. June 2, 8am - 4pm Excellent household goods, exercise bike, ab chair, antique wicker chairs and more

CLASSIFIED ADS by noon Tuesdays (Must be prepaid, cash, Visa or Mastercard) Email:

DISPLAY ADVERTISING (boxed): noon Mondays NEWS COPY: noon Mondays CLASSIFIED AD RATES: Up to 20 words - $6.00; 15¢ each additional word. Per column inch $8.75 plus HST

NOTICES: Weddings, engagements birth announcements, cards of thanks, in memoriums, obituaries, and other notices (min. charge) $6.00 plus HST up to 20 words, 15¢ each additional word.

Business display advertising rates on request. PHONE 250.767.7771 Fax: 250.767.3337 Email: or mail your advertisement to: Peachland View, PO Box 1150 Peachland BC, V0X 1X0 PEACHLAND VIEW OFFICE HOURS: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Advertising Regulations: The Peachland View reserves the right to classify ads under appropriate headings and to separate therefore and to determine the page location. The Peachland View reserves the right to revise, edit, classify or reject any advertisement. All claims of errors to advertisements must be received by the publisher within seven days after the first publication. It is agreed by the advertiser requesting space that the liability of the Peachland View in the event of failure to publish an advertisement or in the event of an error appearing in the advertisement as published, shall be limited to the amount paid by the advertiser for only one incorrect insertion for the portion of the advertising space occupied by the incorrect or omitted item only and that there shall be no liability in any event greater than the amount paid. Advertisements must comply with the British Columbia Human Rights Act, which prohibits any advertising that discriminates against any person because of his/her race, religion, sex, colour, nationality, ancestry or place of origin or because his/her age is between 44 and 65 years unless the condition is justified by a bona fide requirement for the work involved.



Alcoholics Anonymous Peachland Fellowship

Storage For Rent Storage for rent, downtown Peachland, 5’ x 8’ & 10’ x 16”. Call 250-767-6348

Meets Monday at 7 p.m. (closed meeting) and Friday at 8 p.m. (open meeting).

Painting Services Residential or commercial, New construction or repaint. Interior or exterior. Call G. C. Contracting for a free estimate. 250-767-2701

Call 250-763-5555 for more info.


Peachland United Church

Moving Sale/ 2 Families


5247 Buchanan Road Sat. & Sun., June 2 & 3 10am - 5pm Lots of furniture, antiques & much more. No early birds please!

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For Sale 2006 Family home in Peachland, .8 acre, stunning, panoramic view with subdivision potential. Call 250-767-0310


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LOST AND FOUND Found Young golden tabby cat in Wilson area. Call 778-479-2103


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Topline Exteriors Ltd. Topline Exteriors Ltd. - Roofing (new), reroofs, repairs. Serving Peachland for 15+ years. Jeff Webster. Call 250-212-0781 Cleaning Services Local Peachland woman offering: commercial and residential cleaning. No job to big or small. Honest and reliable. Call 250-878-9729

We accept donations on days that we are open.


Massage Spring gardening making you ache? I’ve got your back! First massage half price. Evening & weekend appointments available. Call 250-317-8188

Renosense Home Repair Ltd. Renovations including dry walling, textured ceilings, etc., decks, tiling, etc. No job too small. Call Eric at 250-767-2593

NOTICES Announcement Brian and Candace McDonald are pleased to announce the arrival of their newest Grand-daughter, Sophia Lynn Tulloch. Named in part to honour her Great Gramma Marilyn, Sophia made her entrance on May 26, 2012 at 5:49 am, weighing 6lbs 14oz at KGH. Mummy Jasmine is in love with her new daughter; a cousin for Leila and great grandbaby #2 for Great GranPapa Harvey and Pat Moreland.


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Sparrowhead Music 24 Track Recording Studio Drum Lessons 12 week Pro Tools Course PA-Sound System Rentals 250-575-8757

Peachland Farmers & Crafters Market Heritage Park on Beach Avenue, Peachland Sundays 10AM to 2PM May 27 to Sept. 30 Info: Market Manager 250-317-0407

WANTED Wanted to Rent Family looking to rent 3 or 4 bedroom house in Peachland for July 1. Non-smokers, well-behaved dog, willing to pay large pet deposit. Excellent local references. Call 778-214-8700 Wanted to Rent Wanted to rent: Holiday trailer from mid-June to first week of August while we are bulding our home in Peachland. Email

Have some fun... Check out our current events for things to do around Peachland

Eighty-nine-year-old Albert Galpin joined twin sons Eddie & Alfie on stage for the Sunday Jam at the Edgewater Pub. This weekend Eddie & Alfie will be celebrating their 50th birthday at the Edgewater Pub.



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PWC and KCDS partnership Judy Wyper Special to the Peachland View

Curing the need for speed Dwayne Smith and speed watch coordinator Bill Guthrie (shown from left to right) clocked several people going 90 km/hr. or faster during a recent speed watch. They were situated just out of the construction zone, where the limit is 60 km/hr. The folks at Community Policing are reminding the public to obey the speed limit.  Staff photo

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Open Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm Closed Weekends

One of the key goals of the Peachland Wellness Centre (PWC) has been to build networks throughout the community. We work to join individuals with common interests, and hope they will develop into friendships. We extend a helping hand to others to link them to the information, services, or people they are looking for. We have built relationships with the District of Peachland and the service clubs, and received greatly needed support from them. Through our members we have contacts with most of the other organizations in town. We are also proud to have been supported by the United Way since 2004. People who have strong connections to others live and age better than those who live in isolation. I have observed that it is the same for organizations. For several years the Kelowna Community Development Society (KCDS) has located some of its programs in the Peachland Wellness Centre (PWC). This has been a mutually beneficial partnership. This weekend I have the privilege of joining them at the B.C. Association for Community Living conference in Penticton. Our presenta-

tion was titled Aging in an Inclusive Community. Both societies have common values of inclusion, dignity, integrity, and respect for all. Photographs of our volunteers and program participants will demonstrate what we do. KCDS has improved many of our operational practices. They broaden the variety of services available in the community. They attend our events and use the Peachland recreational facilities. Pickle ball is a big hit (pun intended). When societies partner, they enhance their abilities to serve the public. To change the subject, we are currently undergoing an evaluation of our programs. Lynn Malinsky, recently retired from UBC Okanagan, developed our plan. Volunteers, program participants and staff are involved, along with members of the public. You may be called for your input. Many of our community garden plots have been claimed, but there are still some available. Grow your own food and wellness! Each spring we fortify and fluff the soil with humus to make it welcoming for seeds. For more information, phone 250-767-0141, email wellnesscentre@, visit us on Facebook or check out our website at

Your Guide to Local Churches Crystal Waters

St. Margaret’s Anglican Church

Peachland United Church

International Ministries

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

Church picnic

Noon Sunday, June 10th Gellatly Nut Farm. All welcome!

Sunday Services

New Contemporary Worship Service 9 a.m. Traditional Worship Service 10:30 a.m.

Sunday Prayer Meeting 9 a.m. Sunday Service 10 a.m.

4421 4th Street

250-767-2206 “Let Us Worship Together”

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

Connecting you to the Glory of God at the Little School House on Brandon Lane

Lyn Stewart 250-767-6211 or John Miller 250-767-9270


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Sunday June 3, 2012

Peachland Baptist Church Sunday School & Adult Bible Class - 9:45 a.m.

Jeff Bjorgan,

Church Services & Children’s Church Services - 11 a.m.

Spiritual Formation Pastor Peachland Campus 10 a.m. - Worship Service at Peachland Elementary School 2600 Hebert Road, West Kelowna 250.768.7638 -

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Office Hours - Tue, Wed, Thur 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Hall rental contact Doreen 250-767-2132 Sunday Morning Service 10 a.m. Rev. Elaine Diggle

Pastor John Rankin Join us for: Good Music Bible Messages - Great Fellowship 4204 Lake Avenue


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Get lost, polio Rotarians, the Wellness Centre teens and others joined the third annual Walk for Polio to help end polio worldwide.  Photo Joanne Layh

Rotary Corner: Teens help stop polio Chris Scowen Special to the Peachland View

In true Peachland fashion, Rotarian Wendy Howard and her happy band of Wellness Centre teen volunteers have again walked the walk in the fight against polio. The polio eradication project spearheaded by Rotary International and its partners has achieved extraordinary worldwide successes and while this terrible disease is not yet fully under control, the end may just be in sight. From 1,000 new cases of polio being reported each day in 1988, that figure today is just 1,000 cases per year. India, with a population of 1.2 billion, has achieved remarkable results with its vaccination pro-

grams with only one case of polio being confirmed in the past 15 months. Polio can be stopped for good all we need is one last strong effort and this is where Peachland comes in. This past Sunday, the Wellness Centre teens, their supporters and local Rotarians met at the Rotary Pavilion for the annual Walk for Polio, a four km promenade along Peachland’s glorious lakeside walkway. With pledges, donations, generously donated raffle items, t-shirts, and superbly prepared hotdogs, the total amount raised was $835. To put this figure into context, $835 = 835 doses of vaccine = 835 children who will forever be polio free. This wonderful legacy belongs to all those who participated in the 2012 Walk for Polio.

HOROSCOPES: ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, your ambition will take you to new places this week. Channel your energy in a constructive method to make the most of this renewed vigor. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, now is the time to do slow and steady work, rather than experimenting with new methods. You’ll have time for fun and some trial and error later on. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, for some reason you feel compelled to get started on something new in the next few days. This may be a job or a relationship -- only time will unveil the secrets. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, you will need to take an intellectual approach to solving what has been troubling you recently. Lists and careful consideration might be necessary.

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 You have to approach someone who hasn’t been doing his or her share of the work, Leo. Tread gently because there could be a very good reason why this person has been floundering.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Get out and try to meet some new people, Sagittarius. Constantly add to your collection of networking contacts, because you never know when you’ll need to call in a favor.

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Open yourself up to a new line of thinking, Virgo. There are many different possibilities that you may have overlooked before now. Try to expand your horizons.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, though you can see quite clearly what you need to do this week, you may have to refrain from taking any action for some time. Try to be patient a little longer.

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Embrace spontaneity this week, Libra. It could turn out to be something exciting and fun, which is just what you need at this time in your life. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, take a step back and allow an upset family member a little breathing room this week. It’s best not to add fuel to the fire in this particular situation.

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AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, things have been going your way and you are getting more and more excited about the future. This influx of enthusiasm is just what you need. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Your big ideas are highly valued, Pisces. Let others know what you are thinking and don’t be surprised if others ask for your advice.

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JUNE 1, 2012

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What is it? This giant puffball was found along the trail system off Harrington Court. It was growing from under the rocks, right at the side of the trail. Several other hikers in Peachland have found these in different areas. The moist weather followed by warmth made the right conditions for growth. At the bottom of the photo you can see a Toonie that was placed there to demonstrate the scale of this puffball. Puffballs are a kind of mushroom. Judy Wyper photo

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