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Lower taxes for Peachland in regional district five-year financial plan Regional district taxes will decrease slightly for most Central Okanagan communities, according the five-year financial plan recently adopted by the regional board. In Peachland the average home will see a net decrease of $4.65 in taxes paid to the regional district this year. Regional district taxes account for 6.6 per cent of the total property tax bill in Peachland. Property owners in Lake Country, Kelowna, West Kelowna and the Central Okanagan West Electoral Area will also receive slight reductions in their taxes paid to the Regional District of the Central Okanagan (RDCO). Regional district taxes will go up an average of $14.88 for Central Okanagan East Electoral Area property owners, due to a shift in assessment values between the two electoral areas. “The regional board is pleased that staff
have been able to present a budget that matches the continued economic realities and have provided modest decreases for the regional district portion of the requisitions for ratepayers in most areas,” Chair Robert Hobson said. It’s projected in 2012 that the operating budget will total more than $58.2 million, compared with $58.3 million during 2011. In addition to the $58.2 million, the budget also includes almost $22 million in capital projects for 2012, including: • $10.8 million in park land acquisitions; • $3.7 million to complete the Westside Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant expansion; • $1.1 million for the new Upper Fintry, Shalal Road and Valley of the Sun water system; • Distribution improvements for the Killiney Beach water system; • The purchase of four new fire vehicles for
North Westside, Joe Rich and Wilson’s Landing paid on call fire departments; and • The acquisition and operation of the new fire boat/mobile marine water supply vessel for the North Westside fire area. The financial plan also outlines proposed operating budgets for the following four years: • In 2013 - $58 million; • In 2014 - $56.3 million; • In 2015 - $56.7 million; and • In 2016 - $57.2 million. The regional district funds more than 84 region-wide services including economic development, regional parks, dog control, 9-1-1, victim services and regional rescue. They also provide specific local government services to the electoral areas like planning, four paid-on call fire departments and the maintenance and operation of five and soon to be six water systems for more than 1,200 customers.
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In Brief by Joanne Layh Public presentation to come on Peachland economic impact analysis report Van Struth Consulting Group and Eric Vance & Associates will soon publicly present information taken from a recent report on the economic impact of major development projects in Peachland. Following their presentation, the consultants will take questions from the public regarding the report. The full report and the executive summary will be available at www.peachland.ca beginning on Thursday, April 12. Copies of the executive summary will also be available at the presentation, as well as at the municipal office. The public presentation will be held on Thursday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the community centre gymnasium.
Palm Sunday St. Margaret’s Anglican Church celebrated the commencement of Holy Week on Palm Sunday with the choir and congregation processing around the church and through the trees while singing hymns. Every member was given a blessed palm cross to take home with them. Frank Warburton photo
Five booths left at Business Expo Only five booths are left for the upcoming 19th Business Expo to be held later this month. The Peachland Chamber of Commerce event is nearly booked up, but there still may be some room for a few latecomer businesses. 45 vendors and 10 community tables have been booked, leaving only five spots remaining. Registration packages can be found at peachlandchamber.bc.ca. The expo offers an opportunity for businesses to promote their newest products and services to the public, find out about other businesses, and network with one another. The expo will take place at the community centre on April 14 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Boy located, assessed Last week, the View reported that RCMP were in search of a teenage boy who had been making “alarming and unusual statements that led the police to believe that he may attempt to harm himself.” The boy fled into the bush behind Peachland Elementary School last Wednesday, leading police to dispatch an RCMP police service dog and the RCMP Helicopter Air 3 to assist in locating the boy. At the time the View went to press, the search was still on. Since then it has been learned that the boy was found on that same day and transported to hospital so his mental health could be assessed. Recess bells ring again School recess time was reintroduced this week in response to the passing of Bill 22 in the B.C. Legislature. As well, schools are now dismissed 15 minutes later than they had been on the existing schedule. School bus schedules were adjusted to reflect the change starting on April 2. The new legislation introduced with Bill 22 suspends teachers’ strike action, establishes a cooling off period, and appoints a mediator to work with the parties toward a negotiated agreement. Further information about potential action plans in response to Bill 22 could be forthcoming after the BCTF vote on April 17/18. The teachers strike action began at the beginning of the school year in September due to lack of a contract agreement.
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RCMP sponsor youth anti-gang poster and video contest Contributed The RCMP are offering prizes of gift certificates valued at up to $200 to
youth who participate in a contest to design posters or videos to help convince teenagers that gang life is a dead end. The RCMP say the objective of the
Okanagan Roller Derby gears up for an exciting season
Players and coaches from the OSRDA’s Raggedy Rollers and the OKRD’s Peach Tarts came together for a photo after a recent bout. Kaz Zvanitajs photo
by Kaz Zvanitajs The Okanagan Roller Derby’s Peach Tarts, Kelowna’s first flat track women’s roller derby team, kicked off their season on Saturday night in a bout against the Raggedy Rollers, the Okanagan Shuswap Roller Derby’s A-team. Although the Tarts lost to the Rollers with a score of 310-89, they put up a hard fight to the end against the well-travelled and cohesive team from Armstrong. The double header also featured a bout between the Candy Strykers (OSRDA’s B-team) and the Tournament City Derby Dolls from Kamloops. In a tight finish, the Strykers triumphed over Kamloops 143126. The Peach Tarts were founded by three Peachland women in the fall of 2009. By the summer of 2010 they had 25 women participating in the fastest growing women’s sport in North America. In their first season, the Tarts travelled to Prince George and Abbotsford to play, and hosted two home bouts in Kelowna. In the fall of 2010 the OKRD did an intake of new skaters and membership doubled to 50.
Since then, the OKRD has been hard at work training, in addition to developing their house league which consists of three teams: the Sun City Sirens, the Bad Apple Betties and the K-City Rollers. On Saturday, April 21, the OKRD will starts its house league season with the K-City Rollers taking on the Sun City Sirens. All house league bouts take place at the Sunplex Arena, located at 1155 Ellis Street in Kelowna. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the whistle blows at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 or $25 for a three-pack of season tickets. Please visit www.okrd. ca or find us on Facebook for more information about local roller derby and the best sport on eight wheels! For more information on women’s flat track roller derby, please visit www. wftda.com.
contest is to make our community more aware of the risks associated with gangs and organized crime by using visual media. For reference information, youth can check out the B.C. RCMP website under the tab “gang awareness”. The general rules and terms of the contest are as follows: • The contest is open to all youth between the ages of 12-18 in the Kelowna Regional RCMP detachment area, which includes the Kelowna, Lake Country, West Kelowna and Peachland; • Entrants may only participate with the acknowledgment and consent of a parent/guardian; • The contest closes on April 20, 2012 at midnight PST; • There is a limit of one entry per person; and • To enter and participate in the contest, entrants must complete and submit the registration located at www.mbs. sd23.bc.ca. Failure to accurately provide all required information will result in the contest application, and the accompanying poster or video submission, to be rejected as ineligible without notice to the applicant. The final poster artwork can be submitted in one of three ways: • Hand‑drawn on paper, using any kind of pencil, pen, paint, marker, crayon or pencil crayon; • Designed electronically and printed out in colour; or • Designed and submitted in an elec-
tronic format such as a .JPG file, .BMP file, or PDF file. Videos must be 30 seconds in length and submitted in electronic format. Youth can send their application along with a poster or video to: Anti‑Gang Poster Contest, c/o Kelowna RCMP COSU, 350 Doyle Ave., Kelowna, BC, V1Y 6V7. After the entry deadline, a selection will be made by a panel consisting of SD23, municipal and RCMP representatives. The Kelowna RCMP will attempt to contact winners by e‑mail or telephone within 72 hours after the conclusion of the contest term. The prize-winning posters and videos will be posted online at the B.C. RCMP, SD23 and local media websites. Contest prizes are as follows: • Posters: first place will receive a $200 gift card, second place will receive a $150 gift card and third place will receive a $100 gift card; • Videos: first place will receive a $300 gift card and second place will receive a $250 gift card. The prize money was granted to the Kelowna RCMP crime prevention unit from the Ministry of Public Safety solicitor general crime remediation grant. The contest was authorized by Supt. Bill McKinnon, officer in charge of Kelowna RCMP detachment. Complete contest rules and a contest application can be downloaded from www. mbs.sd23.bc.ca.
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Peachland Economic Impact Analysis Report Public Presentation Please join Van Struth Consulting Group and Eric Vance & Associates as they present the Economic Impact on Major Development Projects in Peachland. The public presentation will be held on Thursday, April 19th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Centre gymnasium. The full report and the Executive Summary will be available on the Municipal website www.peachland.ca beginning on Thursday, April 12th, 2012. Hard copies of the Executive Summary will be available at the Municipal office on the same day. Copies of the Executive Summary will also be available at the presentation. Following the presentation, the consultants will take questions from the public regarding the report.
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As the tourist season slowly begins, now might be the time to think about what impression we are leaving on visitors as they travel along our highways and roads. I’ve lived in several provinces, but I have to say that drivers here in the Okanagan are more aggressive and reckless than I’ve seen anywhere else. If I’m not clipping along as fast the person behind me would like, there’s a good chance that the car behind me will be practically hugging my bumper to try to prompt me along quicker. Want to change lanes? Since most drivers here make a concerted effort not to let you in, a lot of people don’t bother signalling at all because that would be like giving their intentions away. On the other hand, I think there must also be a secret group of concerned drivers who have a team on the highway at all times that strategically keeps traffic moving at a snail’s pace. You see them regularly driving side by side at 10 clicks below the speed limit, blocking anyone from passing. Coincidence? I’m not sure. Can we not find some kind of happy medium? Just because we live in a community that is largely made up of either retired seniors or party happy twentysomethings doesn’t mean there isn’t a balance in the middle somewhere to be found. However, it isn’t just drivers that make our roads unsafe. More effort on the part of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure certainly couldn’t hurt. There is a huge shortage of turning arrows along the highway throughout West Kelowna and Kelowna, resulting in many turns made on a yellow or a red. Another safety feature that is seriously lacking along Highway 97 is the visibility of lines on the road. In many places the lines are worn off completely. I don’t know if this is because it has been too long since they’ve been painted or if it is the result of too many people driving on them instead of in between them. How many times along the highway have you witnessed other drivers taking corners so fast that they can’t stay in their own lane? Let’s try to stay safe on the roads this summer. by Joanne Layh
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It was September 2008 when Peachland School celebrated its centennial. As you can see, the halls were very crowded and at least one former student, Gordon Sanderson, was carried up the stairs in his wheelchair to be a part of this celebration. Pictures of the old days lined the walls and class photos were in the classrooms. A Peachland Historical Society poll taken at the door indicated an overwhelming support for preservation and restoration. The lady front and center is Jesse Shaw, who was a constant support for saving the building for the youth of Peachland. I think you may get your wish, Jesse! You too, Portia O’Connor, a young student who spoke for the youth of the community and wrote a letter to the editor about it. Photo courtesy the Peachland Historical Society
Act now before somebody dies Punch the following coordinates into Google Earth to see the intersection at Highway 97 and Huston Road at the north end of Peachland, just at the bottom of Drought Hill south of the pass at Gorman’s Mill: 49°47’43.88”N 119°41’51.94”W. The highway 97 speed limit at the point of this intersection is 90 km/hr. The intersecting roads are residential and posted at 50 km/hr. Anyone who has driven north up Highway 97 through Peachland and up Drought Hill with any regularity is aware of the potential dangers of this intersection. Cars turning north on to the highway often and with regularity will pull out and accelerate right in front of a pack of cars driving at the posted limit of 90 km/hr at least. I have personally witnessed tens of different incidents over the past four years, wherein a car has turned on to the highway right in front of my car, causing me to break suddenly, and very nearly resulting in a rear-ending situation several of those times. Those of us who use this highway regularly are very cautious and often drive slower than the 90 km/hr posted because we are aware that a bad driver might make the turn up Drought Hill. This intersection got a makeover last summer. It was repaved but it was not altered to account for the fact that it is dangerous. It is completely and obviously a dangerous intersection. After many years of being obviously unsafe without being fixed, it would be a reasonable request that something be done about it. I am forming this email as a general warning, with the intention of sending it everywhere. Every government body that might be able to act to make this intersection safe will get this warning including the police and the news. My reason for doing this is to stop a major accident before one happens, which is what we all have an opportunity to do right now. The fact that no institution responsible for highway safety has done anything about this unsafe intersection is tragic. Peachland council seems to be okay with potential tragedy at this intersection, as they have also taken no ac-
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tion to remedy the potential danger there over the years. It is literally a tragedy, because something deadly will happen there some day and it will have been preventable. The news is filled with stories of deadly crashes on roads that locals knew full-well were not safe - the intersection at the bottom of Drought Hill at Huston Road and Highway 97 is one of these places. Having forwarded this to appropriate authorities and expecting professional and appropriate due diligence, this email is also a warning: should a predictable injury occur now, this will serve as a legal record that action was not taken to remedy the identified problem. This will serve as another reminder that highways, local governments, and police are responsible for what happens at an intersection that they allow to remain unsafe in spite of warning and knowledge of the danger. Please accept this letter as an opportunity to do something to make Highway 97 safer to drive. Please do not be the person that remembers this letter after the accident happens. Conscientious citizens like me are telling you something deadly is going to happen there. On another note, I have driven in many parts of Canada and I find that Highway 97 seems populated by an inordinate number of bad drivers. The RCMP does not regularly police roads for traffic safety. They appear in blitzes a couple of times a year and are not seen again for months in between where I drive on Highway 97. I see an awful lot of dangerous driving on this highway, and nothing to remedy it. Speeding tickets don’t make Highway 97 safer at all. Also another note: I have yet to speak to anyone, be they citizen or law enforcement officer, who does not think the diamond lane in Kelowna is completely stupid. I tend to agree. Back to the point, please act to prevent what is inevitable at this poorly designed intersection in Peachland. Please do it before somebody dies there.
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Transition back to PST just one year away from now by MLA Bill Barisoff Roughly one year from this week British Columbia will transition back to the former PST taxation system. With the official change date of April 1, 2013 there will be many changes in how provincial taxation is charged on a variety of different goods and services. When the PST taxation system was first created over 50 years ago the B.C. economy was based largely on the sale of goods with a far smaller service industry. Over the past decades the service industry has grown significantly. It was not until the implementation of the HST that the extent of taxation being largely exempt on services became much more apparent. Obviously from the perspective of the provincial government this also resulted in reveMLA Bill nue exceeding original forecasts. Going back to the former PST system will in most cases ensure that businesses that provide services will be largely PST exempt as opposed to those businesses that sell goods that will remain subject to the PST. While the GST will continue to treat all business equally, for those registrants currently collecting HST it will be important to be aware of pending changes and reporting requirements. It is also important to re-
member that any HST rebates that were put in place to offset the HST will no longer apply. Further information on the transition back to the PST can be found at www.hstinbc.ca. For potential new home purchasers looking to take advantage of the B.C. first time new homebuyers program, the deadline for this program is April 1, 2013. For more information on the new homebuyer’s credit please visit www.hstinbc.ca/buying_goods/ new-home-purchase-grant. Another event scheduled to occur in roughly one year is the dropping of the writ for the next British Columbia provincial general election occurring on May 14, 2013. There are currently many demands facing B.C. taxpayers as cost pressures continue to rise, as do expectations for increased services. Many taxpayers have spoken clearly against inBarisoff creases in taxation and at the same time some interest groups who also oppose taxation increases are in turn seeking support for increased government spending on a variety of different demands and services. It is important to recognize that there is only one taxpayer and increased costs in the delivery of government services and programs will ultimately result in increased costs to everyday citizens. I encourage taxpayers to research British Columbia’s
fiscal situation over the next 12 months and also to be aware of increased spending for key government services such as healthcare and education that continue to outpace other service areas of government. On a different topic I would also like to take a moment to thank many of the mayors, councillors, school trustees and regional district directors throughout our Okanagan valley region. I have worked with many different mayors and councils over the years, including different regional district directors. Often this work involves partnership efforts on behalf of important projects that move our region forward. While being the target of criticism is a regular part of the job in public office, recently I have noted a trend where some comments towards mayors and councillors have become increasingly personal. It is fair to offer criticism and to disagree; however it is not fair to make personal attacks. We have much to be thankful for in this region and many of the completed projects that help enhance our quality of life are a result of the collaborative efforts of elected officials at all levels of government working together. There are projects that at times present challenges and there can be different opinions as to what are costs and benefits. That said, if we can keep our tone and our criticisms respectful and constructive we can maintain an atmosphere that encourages people to run for public office to make a difference in our various communities.
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This week marks 95th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge April 9 marks the 95th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. After failed attempts by both British and French forces, a corps of brave and determined Canadian soldiers captured this strategic ridge in France, which was of great importance to the German defence. Despite the terrible price in casualties, this battle marked not only a significant Allied victory, but also the first time Canadians had fought as an independent force and not as part of the British Army. Along with other achievements during the First World War, the Battle of Vimy Ridge helped establish Canada
as a key player on the world stage, earning our country a separate signature on the Versailles Peace Treaty which ended the war. As a member of The War Amps Operation Legacy, a group of committed young people who are dedicated to preserving Canada’s military heritage, I would like to highlight this significant anniversary of a battle considered by many to mark Canada’s birth as a nation. To commemorate the anniversary, members of Operation Legacy will be donating copies of the documentaries A Vimy Veteran Remembers and In
Flanders Fields to their local libraries. These productions are part of The War Amps internationally award-winning Military Heritage Series, which tells the lesser-known Canadian stories,
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Your Guide to Local Activities and Events SUNDAYS
Jerry Dober Breakfast, 8am, Peachland Wellness Centre
Variety Singers, 9:45am, 50+ Activity Centre
Computer Literacy, 10am, Peachland Wellness Centre
Peachland United Service, 10am, United Church
Ladies Morning Coffee, 10am, Peachland Wellness Centre
Carpet Bowling, 10am, 50+ Activity Centre
Crystal Waters Service, 10am, Little Schoolhouse
Tai Chi, 12pm, 50+ Activity Centre
Peachland Toastmasters, 12pm, Peachland Community Centre
St. Margaret’s Anglican Church Worship, 10am, Peachland Little Schoolhouse Emmanuel Church Workship Service, 10am, Peachland Elementary School Peachland Baptist Service, 11am, 4204 Lake Ave. Meat Draw, 2pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69
Canada Revenue Agency volunteer tax program, 1-3pm, Peachland Wellness Centre (until April 23). Call 250 767 0141 for more information. Needle Arts, 1:15pm, 50+ Activity Centre Peachland Guides, 5:15pm, Peachland Rec Centre (no program on Easter Monday)
AA, 12pm, 50+ Activity Centre (2nd & 4th week of the month only)
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Wellness Circle, 10am, Peachland Wellness Centre Chess, 1:15pm, 50+ Activity Centre Yoga, 1:30pm, 50+ Activity Centre Sunshine Singers, 1:15pm, Peachland Wellness Centre Caregiver Support, 2:30pm, Peachland Wellness Centre
Tai Chi (Wellness Centre), 6pm, Peachland United Church
CentralOkanagan Model Railway Company Group, 7pm, Peachland Museum
Bridge, 7pm, 50+ Activity Centre
Peachland Sparks (girls 5-6), 5:30pm, Peachland Recreation Centre
Aerobics, 9:30am, 50+ Activity Centre
Men’s Coffee, 1pm, Peachland Wellness Centre
Lions Den meeting, 7pm, Community Policing Station Peachland Baptist Church Gym Night, 7pm, Peachland Community Centre
Wood Carvers, 7pm, 50+ Activity Centre
Friendship Tuesday, 1pm, 50+ Activity Centre. Blood pressure readings and massages at 1 pm, followed by the feature movie “Music of the Heart” starring Meryl Streep at 1:30pm. Refreshments will be supplied, and all are welcome.
Tracks Walking Club, 9am, various locations. Walking club for beginnners. The program will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays (excluding Easter Monday and Victoria Day). For location and more information, visit regionaldistrict.com/ parks or call the EECO at 250-469-6140.
Tai Chi (Wellness Centre), 9:30am beginners 10am continued, Peachland United Church
Spring Photography Program, 10am12pm, Peachland Wellness Centre. A program for photography enthusiasts who wish to meet with others and take pictures of local wildlife and flowers.
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 Peachland Brownies (girls 7-8), 5:30pm, Anglican Church Peachland Pathfinders and Rangers (girls 12-17), 7pm, Anglican Church
Men’s Morning Coffee, 10am, Peachland Wellness Centre
SATURDAYS Carpet Bowling, 10am, 50+ Activity Centre Meat Draw, 3pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69 Karaoke with Anita, 7pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69
Yoga, 10:30am, 50+ Activity Centre Art Class, 1pm, 50+ Activity Centre Ladies Snooker, 5pm, 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)
Children’s Easter Egg Hunt, 10:30am12 noon, Peachland Recreation Centre Enjoy bouncy fun, making bunny baskets, face painting and of course the Easter Bunny will be on hand for the Easter Egg Hunt! $15 – there will be a 10% discount for more than one child in same family. Please pre-register before Apr. 2.
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Working together to fight ephebiphobia by Caleigh Ellis Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs The Battlefield Live event on March 21 was a lot of fun. Thanks to everyone who came out to participate, and the four boys who hung around to help clean up. With the announcement of the $400,000 provincial grant and $50,000 federal grant, planning for the inside of the youth centre will be starting really soon. If you are a youth and
would like to give your input on what you would like to see happen with our space call 250-8593893, email peachlandboysandgirlsclubs.ca or like us on Facebook at Peachland Youth Center and leave a message. If you would like more information on all the programs the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs have to offer in Peachland, stop by and visit us at the Chamber of Commerce Trade Show on April 14 at the community centre. There
will be information on the pre-school, after school, and youth programming. You can also leave your tag in our graffiti zone. Do you have ephebiphobia? Ephebiphobia is defined as the irrational fear of youth. Although, this may sound a little extreme, the term is now used when there is an inaccurate, exaggerated and sensational characterization of young people. Although many people see youth as our future and
as the leaders of tomorrow, many people also see them as a source of worry with no potential. How can we work together to ensure that Peachland isn’t an ephebiphobic community? You can start with small steps in your neighbourhood and work towards bigger changes within the community. If you want to start small, Search Institute recommends taking responsibility for monitoring young people’s behaviours. Tell parents when you see their children being responsible or generous in their actions. Try to find opportunities to give youth praise. When young workers at a grocery store, drug store, or fast food restaurant wait on you, greet them in a friendly manner and compliment them on something such as their good work or unique hairstyle. Be patient with young workers and try not to show irritation if they make a mistake. The Search Institute is an independent, nonprofit, non-sectarian organization committed to helping create healthy communities for every young person. They help people understand what
kids need to succeed and take action based on knowledge. They do this by conducting highquality research and evaluation that deepens the knowledge of young people, what they need, and how to care for and work with them more effectively, and by providing tools, resources, and services to equip parents, educators, youth workers, policy makers, and other leaders to create a world where all young people are valued and thrive. Unfortunately, the care of youth is seen as less of a community responsibility than in past generations, due to the changes in our communities and lifestyles. There are fewer extended families and large families, which increases reliance on caregivers and organizations outside the family. More children spend longer hours in childcare settings and in front of screens, as many parents work outside the home. Fear of abduction and injury has resulted in greater constraints on the movements of children and youth throughout their communities. All these changes make it more
difficult for communities to be youth friendly. The Society for Children and Youth of B.C. has come up with five simple actions a community can take to help themselves become more youth friendly. They are: • Support community initiatives, youth initiatives, or initiatives that respectfully and meaningfully engage and empower youth; • Start a child advocacy council, volunteer with the Peachland Elementary PAC, or join the Boys and Girls Clubs parent and/or community advisory committee; • Advocate for community services that will benefit all children/ youth, not just those who have the resources on their own – universal services often help children at risk; • Encourage children to volunteer at community events or with community organizations, or volunteer with a child/youth in a program they care about; and • Support youth friendly policies in recreation and other areas that have a clear link with youth.
Daffodil month Peachland Ambassadors Allison Wardle (left) and Raphaela Russo (right) along with Jean Saul (centre) braved the cold and wind on Saturday to sell daffodils for the Canadian Cancer Society. Other volunteer teams were set up in Peachland outside IGA and at Peachland Pharmacy. If you missed the chance to participate, you can still find donation boxes and daffodil pins at various locations around town or you can make a donation to canvassers who will be out throughout the month. This year, the Daffodil Ball has moved to the Sparkling Hill Resort in Vernon. The ball will take place on April 21. Anyone interested can email KelownaDaffodilBall@bc.cancer.ca or buy tickets online at www.daffodilballbc.com.
Business Expo planners Chamber and visitor centre staff Kelsey, Susanne, and Loretta (shown from left to right) enjoy some time out for a photo with the View. The ladies are in high gear for the upcoming Business Expo, which takes place on April 14 at the community centre. There will be over 50 vendors and some booths are still available.
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Peachland Volunteer Fair Volunteering is a great way to build skills, meet new friends and give back to your community. Join us for a night of socialization and information as many of our local community volunteer agencies gather under one roof to share what opportunities are available.
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Rotary Roundup Get ready to dance at the 2012 Rainbow Rock Dinner and Dance by Chris Scowen The Rotary Club of Peachland continues to prepare for its major 2012 fundraising event, the Rainbow Rock Dinner and Dance, to be held on Saturday, May 12 at the community center. The evening will be an exciting combination of dancing to the highly talented Penticton quintet Off Ramp, plus an expertly prepared buffet dinner and a much anticipated round of silent, live and balloon auctions. Tables seat eight. Tickets, which are selling well, are $50 each and are available from any rotary member or by calling 250-767-9394 or 9344. Buy one prior to April 5 and you will be eligible for a draw for a free ticket. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. There will be a cash bar. It will be an excellent evening with all proceeds going to support Rotary programs. I hope to see you there. One of rotaryâ€™s primary national youth programs is the rotary youth leadership award (RYLA), which seeks to help young people develop
their leadership skills to the fullest. Each spring Okanagan rotary clubs host a RYAL weekend seminar specifically designed to assist young adults between ages 19 and 24 realize their leadership potential and adapt their experiences to life in their communities. This year, the seminar will be held from May 25 to 27 in West Kelowna. There is no charge to attend and both accommodation and meals will be provided. If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity please go to www.ryla.5060. com for further information and an application form or call Muriel at 778-516-4025. The registration deadline is May 4. If you would like to know more about rotary programs, please feel free to join us at our weekly meetings held at noon each Thursday at the Gasthaus or call club president, John Abernethy, at 250-767-9084. Speakers for the month of April are: Theresa Greenwood on neuro linguistics (April 5) and Mile Wendlan on financial assistance to startup businesses (April 19).
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Peachy People: Willie Wainwright Expert in painting the town red Why did you choose to live in this town? I grew up in Holland, in a big city, but always loved the smaller towns. When I moved to Peachland, I was home again. What has been your crowning achievement? I am a breast cancer survivor of two years. I’ve volunteered for 10 years on the Peachland Fire Department and I’ve been running my small painting company Willie’s Painting for 15 years. What would make Peachland a nicer community? Whenever someone complains, they must say something positive five times. Do you have a goal in life? On every paint job I do, it is to add a splash of red. If you had one super power, what would it be? To stay young, healthy and vibrant. If you won the $50 million max lottery, what would you do with the money? Help people in need and buy our mobile home park. If you were the mayor of Peachland, what would you do? Serve red wine at all the meetings. If you were a fly, which wall in town would you like to inhabit? I would live in the Peachland Wine Shoppe. I love the smell in there.
If you could fast forward the District of Peachland by 50 years, what can you visualize? Many red front doors. What do you do in your spare time? In my spare time, I like to hang out with friends in my backyard and drink red wine. What community issues need the most attention? I woud say we need more things for kids to do. What would be your ideal job? I have my ideal job. I love to paint. Who inspires you the most? Daryl want’s me to say he inspires me, but I must say he does and also some of my real good friends. What is your greatest extravagance? Our home that we built and my Baby H3 Hummer. When and where were you happiest? When I married my husband Daryl in 2006. When we moved into our own house in 2007, and when I was free and clear of my cancer. Which talent would you most like to have? I would love to sing Red Red Wine by Bob Marley. What is your favourite music? Smooth jazz, while I sip on some red wine.
What is your favourite book? Red Wine for Dummies. What is your favourite meal? Anything Italian with red wine.
$12,000 Our Goal $9,000
Peachland Lions 14th Annual Charity Golf Tournament We need your help. The Peachland Lions hope to raise $12,000 from the event this year, with the proceeds of the tournament to go to Camp Winfield and Agur Lake Camp, both camps for children with disabilities. Get a hole in one (holes to be specified) and win a vehicle from either Kelowna Motors or Sentes Chevrolet Olds. Keep an eye on our progress each week in the View. Individuals or teams are welcome to participate in the tournament. For information or registration, call Gary at 250-767-5258 or Rob at 250-767-9332. Raffle tickets are also available. First prize is a trip for two anywhere in the world WestJet flies. Tickets are $5, or three for $10, and can be purchased from any Lions member, or at the Peachland View.
$12,500 for hospital Members of the Peachland Auxiliary (shown from left to right) Barbara Ikebuchi, Bobbie Mellow, Pat Grieve and Barbara Buckley present Kelowna General Hospital Foundation CEO Doug Rankmore with a donation of $12,500. The auxiliary, which raises money through its catering services, has now donated approximately $100,000 to to KGHF over the years. Alexandra Lye photo
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Taste of Wine Country The gentle art of the spring tasting room mosey by Bruce Fuller I’ve never knowingly moseyed before moving to the valley. Since locating to the South Okanagan I’ve enjoyed getting away from bumper-to-bumpering across the Lions Gate or burning rubber along the curb lane in the airport Indy down South Granville for a nick-of-time flight. Ferryfever while trying to cram into the last slot behind the safety chains on the last boat has floated out of mind. I’m left now with a 41-step commute to the winery, or the easy stroll to the Oliver Theatre for a new release after smorging at Francis’ Chinese place. A friend from the coast told me to cool my jets…take it easy, and just mosey. He said it was the cowboy way Bruce and works better with Rustico’s old west theme. Now there is another word and although similar, not quite the same plus it conjures up optics that don’t work for me - ”sashay”. It’s more of a swinging, swaying attitudinal mosey. To me, it’s a silly walk, a Monty Pythonish thing. Spring is the time to take it easy and mosey, to sashay to your local wineries for a taste…or six. Spring’s the perfect time for a slow walk from your vehicle to the wonderfully inviting wine tasting rooms of the Okanagan. Hesitate, turn and enjoy the views. Inhale the early seasonal vineyard dampness and wet grasses and appreciate the quietness. If someone is still pruning near the parking lot, ask away about why they’re snipping the way they do and what difference it makes to train the vines this way or that. On a winery’s calendar, this is a great time to visit. You might be able to bargain hunt, as it’s unlikely the tasting room will be jampacked like in the summer or fall. With new boxes stacked in the back, you’ll find some proprietors might well bonus you for helping
them to clear shelves for their latest releases. You can even mosey through the tasting room, read everything on the back labels, check out the well-earned and respected award medals and proudly framed newspaper clippings then chat up the smiley face behind the bar. It’s a perfect time to learn a bit about what’s under the capsule. You can discuss screwcap versus cork, punt versus flat bottom, pairings, ideal cellaring times or how to build then store wine under your staircase. If preplanning a wine country trip gets you uptight, then throttle down and start enjoying the process at home, right at your own kitchen table. Pour, swirl and sip your favourite fermentations and get ready to mosey through the wine touring process. Fuller Once you’ve sorted through that stack of informational rack cards, cross-referenced your shortlist with various wine touring maps, checked your napkin notations and shuffled your wine-stained business card collection, then you’re ready to polish off your glass and hit the trail to whatever wine country zone won your attention. Bedtime research should probably include an hour with one of John Schreiner’s B.C. wine books. His books are entertaining, educational, easy to navigate, contain little if any wine-speak, offer highly informative behind-the-scenes glimpses and come complete with well thought through recommendations. They make a good nighttime read. All of these suggestions offer a terrific way to set your path and provide you with a good head start when you visit your chosen wineries. You are ready to mosey. Bruce Fuller is the founder and proprietor of Rustico Farm & Cellars in Oliver B.C. For more information, visit rusticowinery.com.
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Mexican experience Peachland resident Marilyn Dodd was selected to cook with a chef during International Week in Mazatlan, Mexico, which is sponsored by Tourism Sinaloa. Three of her dishes, Orange and Onion Salad, Roasted Red Pepper Soup, and Pork Tenderloin Scallopini, were put on a special menu at Pedro and Lola’s restaurant on Plazuela Machado in the old historic section of Mazatlan, where she joined the kitchen staff cooking for four days. Pedro and Lola’s is a well-known tourist destination. Marilyn said it was a super experience and great fun.
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Drop-in times: Tweens Gr. 5/6 Monday 4 - 5:45 pm Wednesday 5 - 6:30 pm Middle Teens Gr 7-9 Wednesday 6:30 - 8:30 pm
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Wednesday, April 11 Thursday, April 12
Tween Scene Meet Caleigh in front of Peachland Elementary at 2:30 to walk to 4th Street Place together.
Teen Drop-In 4 - 6:30 pm Westside Youth Centre *Text for Ride Free
Middle Teen PS3 Night 6 - 7:30 pm Peachland Community Centre Free
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Pizza and Movie Night Tween 5 - 8 pm Middle Teen 5 - 8 pm 4th Street Anglican Church Free
Wednesday, April 18 Thursday, April 19 Global Project and Shepherd’s Pie Tween 5 - 7 pm Middle Teen 7 - 8 pm 4th Street Anglican Church Free
Classifieds Inserters Wanted Duties include inserting flyers and bundling papers. The pace has to be fast, as the papers need to get to the post office for delivery. Two - four hours, one day per week, during office hours. Candidates must be flexible, as hours and duties could vary. Constance Roth The Peachland View 4437 3rd Street, Peachland, BC V0H 1X7 or email email@example.com ph: 250-767-7771 fx: 250-767-3337
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General Farm Workers BK Orchards Ltd. in Peachland is looking to hire 5 general farm workers. Wages will be $10.50/ hr., 8 hours a day max. 40 hours a week. 2 days off, knowledge of Punjabi is an asset. Help will be provided in finding affordable accommodation. To apply, send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Painting Services Residential or commercial, New construction or repaint. Interior or exterior. Call G. C. Contracting for a free estimate. 250-767-2701 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 Cabins to Castles Great cleaning, no hassles, housekeeping, yard work, move-ins and move-outs, weekly, bi-weekly, experienced and reliable, Michelle 250-826-6285
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Food for the soul Forget the little things - worry about the important stuff By John Rankin Peachland Baptist Church
that we were just teasing her. Things have changed since then and when we ask her for chocolate pie, she tells us to go and make it for ourselves. Good I remember many Christmases ago, a few of us for her! We fret and worry about so many things decided to tease our mother-in-law. She used to the economy, crime, injustice, taxes, jobs, marriage, fuss and fret about making sure the Christmas din- children, death, the weather - and yes, even chocolate ner would be just perfect. On a prior occasion my pie. Unfortunately, we don’t fret often enough about brother-in-law had mentioned he liked chocolate pie, the most important thing. Jesus told Martha not to be and wouldn’t you know it, the very next Christmas a so worried and upset by worldly things, but to focus chocolate pie showed up! But on this occasion there on the one thing that is really important. More on was no chocolate pie. There was everything else you that later, but first, some alarming statistics. could imagine, but no chocolate pie. When my mothDepression is on the rise, even in children. In fact, er-in-law announced the choice of deserts, one of my some studies suggest that the rate of depression in brother-in-laws asked about the chocolate pie. She children is growing by 23 per cent a year. That’s an said very politely that she was sorry but there was no alarming statistic and makes me wonder what the chocolate pie. We all raised our voices in disappoint- children are so disturbed about. When I was growment. “What, no chocolate pie?” My mother-in-law ing mar/07 up about the only3:08 thingPMI had community clean up ad mar-12:community clean up ad 3/16/12 Pageto1 worry about clearly felt badly about it until we quickly told her was when the dinner bell would ring. The streets were fairly safe, the bullies at school got the strap, and we hardly had a care in the world. But not so today. Children are exposed at the earliest age to all of the dangers and potential dangers around them and they are worried! Even toddlers are worried. Yes, toddlers! They are in the fastest growing group who are pre-
Community Clean-up Month Make a difference! Volunteer to pick up litter during Community Clean-up month. Register your group NOW by calling the Waste Reduction Office at 250-469-6250. We supply the bags and collect them when you’re done.
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Medical Services Directory Peachland’s
Your Guide to Local Churches
St. Margaret’s Anglican Church
April 6 (Good Friday) 10:00 a.m. April 8 (Easter Sunday) 10:00 a.m. Everyone is welcome at all services. Seats are limited for the Seder Supper so please reserve a spot by contacting St. Margaret’s during office hours 9:30 to 11:30 weekday mornings, 250-767-3131.
Dr. Don MacRae Dr. Phil Kachanoski Dr. Karl Oppenheim Dr. Peter Cormillot Dr. Jeff Krawchuk
Wes Bedford, B.Sc Geoff Davis, B.Sc Garnet Lloyd, B.Sc
Peachland Dental Centre
250-767-6411 Crystal Waters
Massage Therapist Elisa McCoy, RMT
Sunday Service 10 a.m.
Dr. John Brinkerhoff Dr. Paven Chetty
Dr. Mary Donlevy will be here
Function Massage Therapy
250-767-2611 250-767-2999 St. Margaret’s Anglican Church
Open Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm Closed Weekends
Peachland United Church Sunday April 8th, 2012
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
Lyn Stewart 250-767-6211 or John Miller 250-767-9270
4th Street & Brandon Ave
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scribed anti-depressants today. What does the Bible say about all this? It says in Philippians 4:7 that there is true peace even under the most difficult circumstances, but it only comes from God. He is the only one that can give us a peace that much of the world cannot understand. You see, there are always going to be frightening things happening around us but the Lord can help calm our hearts as we look beyond them. I had the opportunity this week to speak to a troubled young person in my office who emphatically said, “You can’t help me!” And I agreed. But I told that person that I knew someone who could, someone who loves that person so much that He died for him and that person’s name is Jesus. Here is what He said in John 14:1, “Do not let your heart be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.” Don’t be downcast. Don’t be depressed. Don’t think things are hopeless. All you have to do is believe in God, and trust in Jesus Christ. He is always faithful to His word! That’s the really important thing that I mentioned earlier, the most important thing, and the thing that so many people unfortunately neglect. If they would only read their Bible and believe, there would be a whole lot less discouragement and a whole lot more joy, which is better than any chocolate pie! You see, the next verse says, “In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you.” And here’s the really, really good news! Jesus said, “I am going there to prepare a place for you and will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.” Jesus promised that He would bring all of those who believe in Him to heaven, a place where there is no more violence, or pain, or tears, or death forever! Now that’s encouraging! That’s exciting! That’s hopeful. That’s a guarantee! Do you believe it? I hope and pray you do.
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April 6, 2012
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Papa Thom’s last tour concert at St. Saviour’s Anglican Church in Nelson.
On the road back home to Peachland by Keith Thom I am on the final leg of my journey and at this point I must admit I am truly looking forward to coming home to my sweetie. My last week involved doing three benefit concerts. Two of them were in Nelson, B.C. and one in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Thanks to the generosity of so many of my fine neighbours in Peachland, my tour was funded so well that I was able to do many benefit concerts for social agencies and leave all the money raised in the towns I visited. The Riverside Mission in Moose Jaw continues to impress me and I felt privileged to be able to help them out twice. I am in negotiations with a few businesses and the mission to assist them in raising $7,000 for a capital project in the fall. This is a very caring community that has it challenges with homelessness. The town of Nelson, as in many B.C. communities, has a large segment of their population that are what has been termed as “working poor”. I have met so many families where both parents work full-time jobs at minimum wage and still need the assistance of food banks to get by. The Anglican community at St. Saviour’s operates
a food pantry on a year round basis to serve that sector. While in Nelson I did a benefit concert at the Bogustown Pub, thanks to twin brothers, Todd and Trevor, who own this fine establishment. I had the added surprise of having one of the owners of Peachland’s Waterfront Grill come down with some friends to join me for the evening. Thanks, guys. The following night I played and shared some stories from my tour at St. Saviour’s Anglican Church. This is a rather old and gracious church with amazing acoustics and it was so much fun sharing with them that night. I will be making this a yearly fundraiser for their food pantry, and will happily do what I can to support them. By the time you read this article I will be home and catching up on all the local gossip at Rocky J’s and looking forward to returning to my regular Friday night gig at the Waterfront Grill. Our son Charles filled in for me while I was gone and I have heard rave reviews about his music. Maybe I better check to see if I still have the job. I would be remiss if I didn’t once again thank all of you for your support on this my fourth Shepherd’s Pie tour. I look forward to seeing all of you.
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