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1918 - 2018 - marks 100 years since the end of the First World War. On Sunday, Peachlanders can attend the indoor ceremony at the community centre, or the outdoor ceremony, held at the cenotaph. Check out our special Remembrance Day section, starting on Pg. 7. KRISTEN FRIESEN PHOTO

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NEWS PEACHLANDERS PITCHED IN wiping down Pumper 21 after it was doused with water from the old pumper, part of the wet-down ceremony the fire service hosted over the weekend.

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Long ago, firefighters would take care of their horses by dousing them in water back at the barn, cooling them off after a hard-fought blaze. Grateful for their service, members of the community would also pitch in, drying off these loyal steeds, ensuring they’re rested and ready for the next call. In celebration of their new pumper truck, Peachland firefighters on Saturday recreated the ritual, using water from their aging 1980s pumper, to wet down Pumper 21. Firefighters then handed out cloths for everyone to dry off the truck, before pitching in to roll it back into the bay, officially putting the $620,000 vehicle into service. “It’s a big day,” said Fire Chief Dennis Craig. “We’re not like a big city, where we get a new truck every year. It’s been 15 years since we got our last truck. So it is a big deal for us to see a new truck come into service and the guys are very, very proud.” Features such as telescoping command lighting that will better illuminate nighttime scenes, an on-board air compressor and more modern communication systems, displays and storage options, were all carefully considered by the four-man committee that oversaw the build from start to finish. It was a custom job made for Peachland, said Fire Captain David Ross. “We know this truck inside and out,” he said. “Two of us went to the factory on the prebuild, two went on the post-build, and there were changes made from the prebuild, to that point,” he said, explaining he personally went down to the factory and made some changes before construction. “This allowed us to save money on certain things, and spend money on other things,” said Ross. It’s an impressive vehicle, said Michele Currence, whose grandson is a first-year firefighter with the service. “It’s quite the machine - you don’t realize how much more modern they can get.” Craig said the new pumper – which as of Saturday had not yet seen a call – will serve the same function as the old pumper, whose fate has yet to decided. Customers be“We’ll be going to council with a recommendation,” Craig said. “As it stands right now, we have two options in front of us. We could either put it up for auction, or we could possibly donate it. Fire underwriters don’t recognize it anymore, so any community that has fire protection has no use for this truck. But there are other areas in the province, small communities that do not have fire protection, where the truck could be useful to them.” Pumper 21 will serve the community for many years, said Mayor Cindy Fortin.... Cont’d bottom Pg. 3

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Continued from Pg.2 “Our fire department has to be the best in BC, and as the population grows, even as it grows slowly, to know that we have the best and most modern equipment, as well as the best-trained firefighters, we are really lucky to have that in Peachland,” she said. Rev. Robin Graves offered a blessing for the celebration, and for first respond-

ers, who offer themselves in times of crisis and disaster. On a personal note, he added there’s nothing quite like a brand-new, gleaming fire truck. “it’s the object of a young child’s fantasy – a bright, new red shiny fire truck. I know this was my fantasy as a child.” Pumper 21 was paid for entirely from municipal reserve funds.


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Change: It’s constant, unavoidable and its winds can be welcome and warm, or bitingly uncomfortable. Writing this from the little Peachland View house, leaves are dropping as I mull over the past few weeks. Anyone else have an election hangover? Personally, the winds of change have brought me to the View and I am so excited to announce I’m your new Editor. I started my career almost 20 years ago at weeklies in Alberta, before working at the Calgary Sun as a reporter / editor for several years. In a day and age where most are leaving the biz, I feel very lucky to work here, and in a town that in just over three years, I’ve grown to love. Yup, I’m new, and I’m looking forward to meeting everyone – and whether you’re the mayor or the fire chief or someone who has a cool hobby or a story to tell, I want to know! You’re going to see a new View taking shape – more features and deeper analysis of the news in the print edition, and more of the breaking stuff you need to know online. My goal is to bring it all to you, from proposed development, to potable water and our elementary school’s brand-new playground, I want to highlight a lot more of what makes Peachland great. We’re lucky to have citizens who are politically passionate,

ONE OF MY favourite things about our town - following my kids along the lake. who volunteer, and who care deeply about our town. This includes retirees AND young families, from our lovely downtown, to the houses in the hills.

Thanks for having me Well it’s time for me to go. That was fun. I sure didn’t expect PeachTree Village to become such a big part of my career. But I can appreciate how preventing development, along with pickleball, are the two most competitve sports in Peachland. After last month’s election, it’s going to be an up-

hill battle for those opposed to change. The Friends of Beach Avenue were very effective at rallying up the troops, crowding public forums and the pages of this paper with their disapproval – but only two of their six endorsements were elected. And with Cindy Fortin winning the random draw to hold onto the Mayor’s seat,

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there are at least four pro-development members of council. It will be interesting to see how Coun. Pete Coolio votes on issues of growth. It can be fun to get riled up over divisive issues, but it’s important to step back and remember how lucky we are that storey limits is our biggest conflict. Onwards and upwards, Dan Walton Bygone editor

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It was a full house in Peachland council chambers, as the mayor and members of council were sworn into office. After taking her oath and donning her chain of office on Tuesday night, mayor Cindy Fortin said she’s looking forward to to the next four years. “It’s good we’re not all the same - we have a diversity of ideas, and experience at the table. We’re going to bring the community together and it’ll be a good four years,” I can feel it.” The first order of business for the mayor and council was committee appointments. It was also noted that councillor Mike Kent wasn’t able to attend due to work committments, but he was sworn into office MLA Dan Ashton or staff will be earlier. Also in attendence at the Chamber/Visitor Information at the meeting were Centre on Wednesday afternoons. members of the Peachland Boys and Girls Drop ins welcome or Club, who sang O Cancall 250-487-4400 for appointments ada before the meeting

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HERE’S A GROUP with a Passion 4 Art! From left, Barry Yeats, Diane Duteil, Chris Lefaivre, Lynn Musson and Susan Haglund display their work during the group’s art sale and show last weekend. Every Friday, the group gathers to create, critique and support each other’s work. A Monday group for beginners was quickly filled, stay tuned for more details! KRISTEN FRIESEN PHOTO

Peachland PAC fundrasier gets in the spirit Let’s not say the Christmas word just yet, but parents at Peachland Elementary are hoping their annual holiday-themed fundraiser will raise spirits, as well as money for the school’s new playground. Poinsettias, planters filled with greenery, as well as holiday wreaths are all available to order. Orders will be accepted until Nov. 16. To get an order form and for more information, contact Peachland PAC president Sam Theriault at (250) 575-5761. The school has a ways to go in their fundraising efforts, so every order helps. The PAC would like to thank Peachlanders for their support!


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We honour their sacrifice Honouring our bravest this Remembrance Day KRISTEN FRIESEN EDITOR

On Sunday, put on a poppy, stop what you’re doing and remember. Busy lives and modern times makes it unfortunately easy to forget the sacrifice our veterans – from the brave men who left more than 100 years ago, to those who fought in the Second World War, Korea, and various peacekeeping missions – did for our country.

And whether you choose to participate in Peachland’s indoor ceremony at the community centre, or outdoors at the cenotaph, taking the time to honour veterans is the way to remember, says Peachland Legion president Jean Saul. “Keeping that thought alive is the reason you and I can sit here and have this conversation - these people literally laid down their lives,” she says. “We owe it to them (to remember). Even the ones that came back and were wounded, we owe them a debt as well.” This year marks a century since the signing of the Armistice and the end of the First World War. It also capped a three-month stretch, or 100 days of victories for Canadian soldiers at the end of the war, from August 8, 1918 to November 11, 1918. Peachland’s sacrifice was particularly painful – our town lost more men per capita during the First World War than any other community in Canada. These are men, who settled in Peachland to make their home, only to answer the call of war, says Joe Connor, a Peachland veteran who is organizing the outdoor ceremony at the cenotaph. “They willingly gave up their lives, and it’s their spirit that really, got Peachland going as a community – they came across the world to settle here, and willingly gave that up. They paid the highest sacrifice, it’s very poignant, and I would like people to remember that.” War has changed since the conflicts of First and Second World Wars and so have its effects, says Connor, who served in the first Gulf War and on three tours in Bosnia. “Now, PTSD is far more prevalent because the conditions our soldiers are placed in,” he says, explaining the constant threat of improvised hey willingly gave up their explosive devices is lives, and it’s their spirit one major factor in modern warfare. that really, got Peachland “Previous generations didn’t talk about going as a community PTSD as much, but it’s certainly talked about Peachland resident and veteran Joe Connor more today.” This year’s cenotaph ceremony will again include local elementary students, who will read a poem. There will also be a special tribute to Robert Maxwell, a veteran who started the tradition of the outdoor ceremony, but sadly passed away earlier this year. “He will be mentioned and honoured, and I pledge to continue what he started,” says Connor. No matter where you choose to pay your respects, fellow veteran and Legion vice president Gordon Fix says he hopes to see a typically good Peachland turnout. “Personally, I just like to see the people come out and pay their respects to the fallen, and to the people who are still with us. That’s my big thing. It’s just good to see all the people come together.” The indoor ceremony is at the Peachland Community Centre and doors open at 9 a.m. About 400 chairs are set up, and it’s usually standing room only by the time the program starts at 10:30 a.m. The Legion will host a reception afterwards, and everyone, including children, are welcome. Everyone is also welcome at the outdoor ceremony, which will take place at the cenotaph, just off Beach Ave and 2 St. It begins at 10:30 a.m. There will be historical stories relayed by Richard Smith and a laying of wreaths, followed by two minutes of silence at 11 a.m. A bugle carried into the First World War by Peachlander Bill Renfrew, will also be on display.

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Sergeant Thomas Twiname got a bit of a rough shake before he was finally able to call Peachland home. In 1893, five years before the District’s first Post Office was built, Twiname was born a world away in Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland. Thomas had to grow up fast. His mother passed away when he was four and he left home to begin work at 14. When he was 19, in 1913, he crossed the Atlantic to be in Chatham, Ontario. But after spending just a few years in Canada, the First World War broke out and he was called back to the old country to serve. In 1915, Thomas enlisted in the 38th Battalion and served in France. Nine months before

the end of the war, he returned to Kirkcudbrightshire where he married Mary Caldo. It’s unknown whether they met before or after Thomas moved to Canada five years earlier. “He had been there for a while so he may have been finished his service,” local historian Richard Smith said. “Anyone who went in early, they didn’t fight for four years. They were given long leaves to recuperate, at least the lucky ones that lived.” Thomas moved back to Canada in 1919 along with Mary. He worked in Quebec at McDonald College in St. Anne’s. By 1927, with his health deteriorating, Thomas, Mary and their young son moved to British Columbia. Their first stop was Rutland, then in the fall of 1930, the family settled in Peachland.

Thomas’s poor health was attributed to disabilities suffered during the war, but he was still an active member of the Peachland community. He died May 10, 1936 at 42 years old and was laid to rest in the local cemetery on Vernon Avenue. Since he was living elsewhere when he answered the call of duty, and because he survived the war, his name was not engraved on Peachland’s cenotaph. He was described as “an energetic worker” for the mas Peachland Athlett is r h C ring ouse du y Mary Smith, ic Association, he h g in rd oa s, 7b at the b d Adkin e in 194 es were omas Twinam orge Smith, Te Rauch, was a member of c fa r ia of Th f famil ht): Ge t Lucier, Laura the United Church, r S - A lotdofrom the widoowto are (left to rig A M T usins, A h on floor. IS o R C e h and treasurer for a H s p e a C h B is E it h r, rc S t m u G HOU g house was p Smith. Shown in Evans, Phil Lucieont. Margaret S the Victorian Order in fr a BOARDhIN rd rd m gton in is boa n Richa lap) Ro of Nurses (VON). 1948. T f local historia ard Smith (on and Ray Harrin o s h mother undstrom, Ric ura), Jim Evan “The VON was a S Ronnie n (in front of L basically the public w ro B

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health nurses of the time,” Richard said. “They called on people in their homes, especially in isolated places like Peachland when there might only be one or zero doctors.” Thomas’s late wife Mary lived on for decades, spending more than half of her life as a widow. During Peachland’s Jubilee year in 1983, 91-year-old Mary wrote a letter to reflect on her life in Peachland. Though her memory was admittedly patchy. “I don’t see how you expect me to remember back 40 years,” Mary wrote. But she did recall the years after Thomas’s death, when she purchased a property on Beach Avenue between 4th and 5th Street which she ran as a boarding house. With the help of a few friends, she was able to fix the old place up. “The first thing we did was to remodel the kitchen, put in a bathroom, new hardwood floors in the sitting room, dining room continued on Page 10 . . .

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and hall,” according to her account. “I fixed up the outside, put a fence around the two lots, and brightened up the place with flowers.” Boarding houses are like longterm bed-and-breakfasts for the working class. The first people to board with Mary were two men employed by the Canadian National Railway. “They were working on the wharf or in Vic Jones’ office,” Mary said. “Then that summer two boys and a girl lived in tents on the lake— down by the Wilson’s and worked at Greata Ranch. They looked after their own breakfast and lunch, and came to me for dinner at night.”

Kate White came from Vancouver to stay at the boarding house sometimes. She was a friend-of-afriend to Mary, and “She was quite a character, everyone who lived here in those days knew her.” Mary said White would appear about every other month. “Whenever she went on a bat she would come to me, but I never helped her out, but she bothered the neighbours.” ‘Went on a bat’ used to be a term for a drinking binge. Paving Highway 97 was a big job, and when the time came, Mary’s boarding house was as packed as it would ever be. With six workers filling the house to maximum capacity, eight contractors were willing to live in tents in the backyard.

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“Some would go, and a few more would come. I think four or five were with me until the road was finished. When they took the tent down, the time-keeper moved into the house, and stayed awhile after the road was done.” Loggers and single teachers were also common tenants of the boarding house. But by 1947, “The doctor had told me I shouldn’t be making beds or standing over a stove.” So Mary sold the boarding house to Mary and George Smith – the parents of historian Richard Smith. Richard said at one point there were three single men and three single teachers living in the boarding house, and they paired off into three married couples. One of those couples went on to become the parents of Brock Lucier. Brock said they would have met around 1948. Later on, the old house was sold to the Colter family. “One of the Colter sons was my age so I was always in there,” Lucier said. “It basically hasn’t been renovated that much – it felt just like a cool old historical house.” And that historical house is still being lived in and taken care of today. There’s no telling how the saga would have unfolded had Thomas Twiname not moved to town with his family. The population was just 318 at the time. Although the veteran of the First World War never lived in the building during his final years as a Peachlander, his late-wife was a big part of its history – and added momentum to one of Peachland’s earliest chapters.

PEACHLAND ART INSTRUCTOR Roberta Farrelly lost several uncles during the First and Second World Wars. She worked on this piece as a tribute to them, and to all the wives, mothers and everyone who lost a loved one to armed conflict. Farrelly was able to award this piece as a door prize to lucky recipient Gail Glasscock, who attended last weekend’s Passion 4 Art event at the 50+ Centre. She was a fitting winner, said Farrelly, because she said Glasscock once visited Flanders Field to pay tribute to our fallen soldiers. KRISTEN FRIESEN PHOTO

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PRINCETON AT BEACH is the top spot for accidents, according to ICBC data released last week.

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Top spot for car crashes in Peachland KRISTEN FRIESEN EDITOR

You probably won’t be surprised – the area around Hwy. 97 and Princeton has been big trouble for many motorists over the past four years, according to stats released by ICBC last week. That intersection, along with the area where Beach Ave ends, right around the boat launch / dogpark, accounted for a total of 74 injury and non-injury crashes. Stats were collected from 2013 to 2017.

Province says slow down KRISTEN FRIESEN EDITOR

There’s no need for speed on several BC highways, including the Okanagan Connector (97C). That’s the message from the province’s transportation officials, who are rolling back the speed lmit on 15 highways throughout BC. For local drivers, this means the speed limit on the Connector will be reduced to 110 km/h. No word from the province on when the changes are coming into effect.

Other problem spots in Peachland were Clements Cres. and Hwy. 97, with 56 crashes reported, and over by the Okanagan Connector, 23 crashes occurred at on/off ramps, and at the Seclusion Bay turnoff. Rounding out the top five is Hwy. 97, at both Buchanan Rd and Huston Rd., where there was a total of 23 serious crashes, and Hwy. 97 and Ponderosa Dr., where 15 accidents occurred. The same number of crashes happened at yet another intersection off Hwy. 97, at Trepanier Bench Rd.

HERE FOR SENIORS Catering to the fine senior citizens of Peachland

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Advance directives and substitute decision-making agreements like representation agreements can serve a similar purpose as a living will. In a medical crisis, these documents will allow the person of your choice to make important health care decisions for you, if you’re not able to make those decisions yourself. If you don’t have a representative agreement or advance directive for health care decisions, the law may allow family members or the Public Guardian and Trustee to make decisions on your behalf. -Courtesy BC government

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Joan Edith

Oct 21, 1924 - Oct 29, 2018

My beautiful Mom, exceptional Gramma and amazing friend to many, passed away peacefully on Oct. 29, 2018 at the age of 94. She had a long and adventurous life and was a total joy and source of constant love to those who had the privilege to know her. Joan was born in Pt. Hope Ontario, the eldest of 5 children born to Eric and Eveline Parker. At the age of 3, she started what would become a life-long quest for adventure and travel, when her parents decided to drive across North America from Pennsylvania to set down roots in Hollywood in 1928. From California to Vancouver Island, Vancouver, Whitehorse, Australia, Tsawwassen and eventually Peachland, these places all became home and are richer communities because of her. Her generosity and small town spirit, is well documented in Peachland and she spent many happy years enjoying and sharing her home, family events and new friendships in her little piece of heaven on Beach Avenue. Joan was predeceased by her husband of 48 years, John Robinson in 1997 and her son in-law Gary Clegg in 2001. Also gone are her siblings Rosemary Parker, Ruthe Parker Boswell and very recently Noel Parker. She leaves behind her adoring and devoted family: Daughter, Anita Clegg and grandchildren Wes Clegg (Jenny), Dennis Clegg (Jaimie), Joanna Clegg Penich ( Jordon), John Baird ( Sarah). She has one remaining sibling Stan Parker of Nanaimo. She also leaves behind a daughter Peggy, grandchildren Robyn Baird and Colin Baird, as well as many nieces and nephews. Deeply grateful to the Doctors, nursing/medical staff at KGH and eternally appreciative that she was able to pass peacefully with dignity. — No flowers please— a small donation to a Food Bank, Christmas hamper, Woman’s Shelter or SPCA would make her smile.

A Celebration of a long and exceptional life

will be held on Monday Nov 19, 2018 at 3pm in Peachland at the 50+Centre on Beach Avenue.


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Local Events and Activities: Send the information for your Peachland event to admin@peachlandview.com 51st Annual Okanagan Potters Association Fall Show & Sale Mission Community Hall, 4409 Lakeshore Rd. Kelowna. Sat Nov 10 and Sun Nov 11, 10 am - 5 pm. www.okanaganpotters.ca Beach Ave Cafe - Join us for Dinner and Dance: Saturday, November 10 with the Slamdogs and Saturday, November 24 with Melita Ray. The Peachland Wellness Centre, Wellness Circle presents: Ayurveda Wellness with Dawn Boys - Ayurveda holistic techniques will be discussed that support a healthy body, stimulate its repair and rejuvenation. November 14 at 10:00 am. Everyone is welcome. Celebration in Song - a choral extravaganza featuring 6 Valley choirs on Sunday, November 18 at 2 pm, in the Penticton United

MONDAYS FITNESS ROOM

5 am-10 pm, Community Centre 

YOGA (RESTORATIVE) 8 am, $5 Drop in 50+ Activity Centre 

INDOOR WALKING 8-9 am,  Community Centre

YOGA

KARATE CLASS

6-7 pm at the Little Schoolhouse 

HATHA YOGA

YOUTH BOXING CLUB 6-8 pm,  4th St Place 

PICKLEBALL DROP IN

(all levels) 8-9:30 pm, Community Centre 

FUNCTIONAL FITNESS

KCR COMMUNITY RESOURCES IMMIGRANT SERVICES

9:30 am, 50+ Activity Centre  9:30-10:30 am,  4th Street Place 

MONDAY MORNING COFFEE

10-11 am, Peachland Wellness Ctre  

PICKLEBALL (1.0-2.5)

9-10 am, 4th Street Place 

TAI CHI noon, 

9:15-10 am, Community Centre 

11 am-1 pm, Community Centre 

50+ Activity Centre by donation 

MEDITATION/RELAXATION

11:30 am-12:30 pm, Peachland Wellness Ctre 

PICKLEBALL (1.0-2.5)

1-3 pm, Community Centre 

MID-WEEK STUDY AND CONVERSATION COFFEE

9:30 am, St. Margaret’s Anglican Church 

THERAPEUTIC YOGA 10-11 am,  Community Centre 

1:15 pm, 50+ Activity Centre 

CAPC CREATIVE PLAYTIME (0-6 yrs), 10:00-noon, 

CONTRACT BRIDGE

CARPET BOWLING

NEEDLE ARTS/QUILTING

1:15 pm, 50+ Activity Centre

PICKLEBALL (3.5)

4:30-6:30 pm, Community Centre 

Community Centre

10 am, 50+ Activity Ctre 

AA 12-1 pm, 

50+ Activity Centre

MINI BATTERS T-BALL

MEN’S COFFEE & CRIB

SPIN, CORE, STRETCH

PICKLEBALL (3.75+)

4:30-5:15 pm. Community Centre  5:15-6:15 pm,  Community Centre

1-2:45 pm, Peachland Wellness Ctre 

1-3 pm, Community Centre 

1:15 pm, 50+ Activity Centre

SPIN, CORE, STRETCH

ROTARY CLUB PEACHLAND

KARATE CLASS

6-7 pm, the Little Schoolhouse 

YOUTH BOXING CLUB 6-8 pm,  4th St Place 

LIONS DEN MEETING

FUNCTIONAL FITNESS 9:30-10:30 am,  4th Street Place 

11:45 am-12:45 pm, 4th Street Place 

INDOOR WALKING 8-9 am,  Community Centre 

50+ FITNESS

FLOW YOGA

THERAPEUTIC YOGA 10-11 am,  Community Centre 

CAPC CREATIVE PLAYTIME

(0-6 yrs) 10 am-noon, Community Centre 

10:30 am, $5 Drop in 50+ Activity Centre

PICKLEBALL (3.75+)

PASSION 4 ART

1-3 pm, Community Centre 

12 pm 50+ Activity Centre   

UKELELE 1:15 pm,  50+ Activity Centre 

ART CLUB 12 pm, 

TEEN DROP IN

LADIES COFFEE & CRIB

MEAT DRAW

MINI KICKERS SOCCER

50+ Activity Centre 1-2:45 pm,  Peachland Wellness Ctre 

PEACHLAND UNITED

Service: 10 am, United Church 

5 am-10 pm, Community Centre 

POUND

SATURDAYS

6:45-7:45 pm, Community Centre 

BINGO 6:45 pm  50+ Activity Centre  (doors open 5:30 pm) 

LET YOUR MONEY WORK FOR YOU Limited Time Offer 3 Year Anniversary Term-Deposit

*Terms and conditions apply, see in branch for details

10 am, Emmanuel Church, Westbank 

PEACHLAND BAPTIST

Service 10:30 am, Fellowship 11:30 am, 4204 Lake Ave. 

PICKLEBALL (2.5-3.5) 12-2 pm,  Community Centre 

MEAT DRAW

3-4 pm, Peachland Library

DEMENTIA CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP

(6-7 years) 5:30-6:30 pm, Community Centre 

St. Margaret’s Church

LEGO TIME (ALL AGES)

1-3 pm, Community Centre 

Grade 4-7 4-8 pm, Free Boys and Girls Club

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8-11 am, (no long weekends) Peachland Wellness Ctre 

THE PEACHLAND WALKING CLUB

MINI KICKERS SOCCER

2.75%

SUNDAY BREAKFAST

PICKLEBALL (3.0-3.5)

FITNESS ROOM

9:30-10:30 am, 4th Street Place 

FITNESS ROOM

5 am-10 pm, Community Centre 

EMMANUEL CHURCH WORSHIP SERVICE

1:00-3:00 pm, Peachland Wellness Ctre  3rd Thur of each month,

4-5 pm, Royal Canadian Legion #69, 4407-2nd St. 

HI-LO FITNESS

SUNDAYS

YOGA (BEGINNERS)

ENERGY FOR WELLNESS

10 am - noon, Peachland Wellness Ctre 

(4-6 years) 4:30-5:15 pm, Community Centre 

COFFEE GROUP

Grade K-7 1-5 pm, Free Boys and Girls Club

MEN’S COFFEE & CRIB

50+ Activity Centre

9:30 am-3 pm Peachland United Church 

THURSDAYS

10:30 am, 50+ Activity Centre,  every 2nd & 4th Wed, Drop-ins Welcome 

DROP IN

AA 12 pm, 

CENTRAL OKANAGAN MODEL RAILWAY COMPANY GROUP

8 am, $5 Drop in 50+ Activity Centre

3-5 pm, Royal Canadian Legion #69, 4407-2nd St. 

ST. MARGARET’S ANGLICAN CHURCH WORSHIP 10 am, 

Grade 8+ 4-8 pm, FREE Boys and Girls Club

YOGA (FOUNDATIONS)

CARPET BOWLING

BARGAIN BIN

10 am-11:30 am, Peachland Wellness Ctre  Begins Oct 10th

10 am to 11:30 am Peachland Wellness Ctre  To register: 250-767-0141 

9:30 am-3 pm Peachland United Church 

12-1:30 pm, Gasthaus Restaurant.  Everyone welcome 

7 pm, 4440 5th St.  every 2nd & 4th Wed, Contact: Gary 250-767-3491 

7 pm, Peachland Museum 

WELLNESS CIRCLE

11:15 am Peachland Library

TWEEN DINNER NIGHT

6-7 pm, 50+ Activity Centre 

9:15 am, $5 Drop in. Please bring a mat. 50+ Activity Ctre 

10:45 am 50+ Activity Centre 

ZUMBA

CLOG DANCING

50+ FITNESS

MEAT DRAW

SOCIAL BRIDGE

FAMILY MULTI SPORT

9:05-11 am, Community Centre 

FITNESS ROOM

5 am-10 pm, Community Centre

9-10 am, 4th Street Place 

(Drop In) 5:30-6:30 pm, Community Centre

PICKLEBALL (1.0-2.5)

10 am, 50+ Activity Centre

FALL STORY TIME

STRETCH, BALANCE & CORE

9-10 am Contact Dawn for location 250-878-6342

FRIDAYS

IRON & SILK

5:15-6:15 pm, Community Centre

YOGA

SPIN & SCULPT

10:30 am-12:30 pm, Community Centre 

BARGAIN BIN

CHESS

8-9 am, Community Centre 

8 am, $5 Drop in 50+ Activity Centre  Bring mat, Beginners welcome

10 am-12 pm, Peachland Wellness Ctre 

PICKLEBALL DROP IN

(all levels) 8-9:30 pm, Community Centre 

9:15 am, $5 Drop in. Please bring a mat. 50+ Activity Centre 

Grades 4-7, 4:30-7:30 pm $3/session or $10/month  Boys and Girls Club

INDOOR WALKING

FLOW YOGA

SUNSHINE SINGERS

PICKLEBALL (3.5)

PICKLEBALL DROP IN

5 am-10 pm, Community Centre 

Every Third Tuesday of the month, by Appointment. Call 250-763-8008 Ext. 151  Hosted by the Peachland Wellness Ctre 

CONTRACT BRIDGE

1:15 pm, 50+ Activity Centre 

FITNESS ROOM

TAI CHI FOR WELLNESS

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT

1:15 to 2:15 pm, Peachland Wellness Ctre 

(all levels) 7:45-9:30 pm, Community Centre 

9:30 am-3 pm Peachland United Church 

PICKLEBALL (3.0-3.5)

PICKLEBALL DROP IN

(all levels) 5:45-7:30 pm, Community Centre 

BARGAIN BIN

9:30 am, $2 Drop in Peachland Legion. Hosted by Peachland Wellness Ctre. Beginners welcome

1:15 pm, 50+ Activity Centre  

WEDNESDAYS

FITNESS ROOM

11:45- 12:45 pm 50+ Activity Centre 1-3 pm, Community Centre 

7 pm, $4 Drop in 50+ Activity Centre 

PICKLEBALL (3.0-3.5)

5 am-10 pm, Community Centre 

Grade 4-5, 3-6 pm, Boys and Girls Club

LINE DANCING

POUND

TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY

MEDITATION

5:30-6:30 pm, 4th Street Place 

7 pm, 50+ Activity Centre 

TUESDAYS

MAHJONG 1:15 pm, 

ZUMBA

WOOD CARVERS

9:15 am Drop in from Sept to June, 50+ Activity Centre 

(3.0+) 11 am-1 pm, Community Centre

POWER UP & OPEN GYM

6:45-7:45 pm, Community Centre 

VARIETY SINGERS

PICKLEBALL DROP IN

50+ Activity Centre  

6-7 pm Community Centre 

9-10 am Contact Dawn for location 250-878-6342 9:05-11 am, Community Centre 

UKELELE 1:15 pm,  50+ Activity Centre  

Church, 696 Main Street. Tickets $15 at the door. Jazz Quintet Concert and Dinner - Peachland Art Gallery on Thu Nov 22 at 5 pm. Music provided by the Mount Boucherie Secondary School and dinner is at the Gasthaus. A limited number of tickets are available at the Art Gallery or phone 250767-7422. Christmas Craft Fair - The Peachland Wellness Centre is again putting on the annual Christmas Craft Fair at the Peachland Community Centre on Nov 24 from 9 am to 3 pm. As with all great things, the Christmas Craft Fair is getting bigger and better. Come and enjoy this fabulous day as the Peachland Wellness Centre joins with other community groups to make up the Peachland Christmas Markets.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAYS

FITNESS ROOM

5 am-10 pm, Community Centre 

1 pm, for details visit peachlandtrekkers.ca 2-4 pm,  Royal Canadian Legion #69, 4407-2nd St. 

PICKLEBALL (3.75+) 2-4 pm,  Community Centre 

PEACHLAND COMMUNITY CHURCH Sunday worship: 2 pm,  Meeting at St. Margaret’s Anglican Church


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All donations are welcome & appreciated, except large furniture.

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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

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Renovations including siding, decks, carpentry, drywalling, ceiling texturing, window & doors. Need walls moved? All work done to code. Call Eric

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Trouble Walking?

Hip or knee Replacement? or conditions causing restrictions in daily activities? $2,000 tax credit, $40,000 refund cheque/rebates. Disability Tax Credit. 1-844-453-5372.

House Sitter Available

Retired 50 something police officer available for house sitting in Peachland and surrounding. Own a property in Peachland however open to any Okanagan opportunities. Pet friendly CALL or TEXT 403-850-2705

SUPPORT GROUPS

AL-ANON

FAMILY GROUPS

Offer help to families & friends of alcoholics. Meetings in Penticton on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays; and in Summerland Thursdays. For more information

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Meets Monday at 7 pm (closed meeting) and Friday at 8 pm (open meeting). Call 250-763-5555 for more info

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Peachland

Places of Faith Peachland United Church

St. Margaret’s Anglican Church

4421 4th Street

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

Sunday Services Contemporary Worship Service 9 a.m.

Traditional Worship Service 10:30 a.m.

Sunday School 10:30 am

250-767-2206 “Let Us Worship Together”

Sunday Worship 10 a.m. Tuesday Morning

9:30 a.m. Study, Coffee & Conversation

We are wheelchair accessible

(P.A.O.C.)

Sunday Worship 2 pm

Rev. Robin Graves 4th Street & Brandon Ave

250-767-3131 www.stmargaretspeachland.org

Lake Ave at 13th St 250-767-9237

Pastors: Kate & Steve Hobbs

Sunday Mornings

250-460-2555 call John 250-767-2221

Office Hours 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Monday to Friday

Ages 3 through Grade 6 www.gracelutherankelowna.com

PEACHLAND

BAPTIST CHURCH

10:30 am

Sunday Morning Service 10 a.m.

BELONG, BE LOVED, BELIEVE, BE JESUS

Pastor: Ian McLean

4464 4th Street

welcome

(St. Margaret’s Anglican Church building)

all are

Wednesdays Sept to May

Ladies Bible Study 9:30 am Dr. Gord Denison PASTOR

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FROM THE MAYOR’S DESK

Mayor Fortin: Let’s make the next four years great for Peachland I am truly honoured and humbled to be back as your mayor after what can truly be described as a historic, nail-biting, rollercoaster ride. I don’t think anyone could have predicted that we would end up in a tie vote, only to be decided by a draw from a box. I’d like to wish only the very best to Harry Gough, his family, and his supporters. That rollercoaster ride had a few twists and turns in it that could not have been easy for anyone. Yet Harry handled it with grace and dignity, and for that I will always be grateful and appreciative. To all the candidates, who made it or not, you really should be commended for your courage to put your name on the ballot, for putting yourself out there in the public eye to be scrutinized, for the hard work you put into your campaigns, and most of all, for your dedication to your community. Wanting to play a role in shaping the future of your community is a noble goal, and everyone should be very proud of his or her efforts. I know I learned from each of you during the campaign, and I look forward to your continued input over the next four years, whether at the Council

table or over a coffee. To the new Council, we had our first opportunity to be together as a group at the Inaugural Council Meeting this last Tuesday, when we were sworn in, and I look forward to working with all of you. We are certainly an eclectic group. We come from all different backgrounds and experiences, personally and politically. And that’s a good thing. It’s important that Councils are made up of a mix of people, so as the bring a variety of knowledge, life and work experiences, and ideas to the table. Our first official meeting as a Council takes place this coming Tuesday, November 13th, and if I don’t see you before then, I will see you then as we tackle our first agenda of issues. Lastly, but most importantly, to the residents of Peachland...I want to let everyone know that whether or not you voted for me, that you are all Peachlanders, you are this community, and I will do my very best to serve each and every one of you to the best of my ability. I hope now that the election is over we can all work

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together to mend the rift that formed in the community over the last couple of years. The first, most important part of healing that division is the acceptance that we will not always agree on every issue. My promise to you is that I will work on finding ways to bring us together. The previous Council and Staff had already begun working on a new communication strategy that will carry forward with the new Council. We hope to better inform the electorate on local issues and decisions, through the District website peachland.ca, the local newspaper, and utility bill mailouts. And while social media can be both a blessing and a curse, it is the way of the world now, and when used without malice it can reach a vast amount of people in a positive way. I will continue to keep you updated on Facebook at Mayor Cindy Fortin, and regularly update my website: mayorcindyfortin.com.  I would also like to see more community roundtables with Council and the public. I will also continue my semi-monthly mayor/public coffee open houses at various places around town, starting up again in the new year. I hope to see you out there this Sunday, November 11th for Remembrance Day Ceremonies. This year is especially significant  as it marks the 100th year since the Armistice of 11 November 1918, that ended the fighting on land, sea and air in World War I of the allies and their opponent. It came into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Peachland lost the greatest number Canadian men, per capita, during WWI. Our thoughts will be with them for their sacrifice, and with all who have served respectfully yours, Mayor Cindy Fortin

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PEACHLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

It’s Vegas, baby!

Biz awards promise lots of glitz and glamour “Vegas Baby” is this year’s theme for the Business Excellence Award Gala on Saturday, November 17th at the Peachland Community Centre. It is also the kick-off celebrating 20 years of the Peachland Chamber of Commerce. It promises to be an evening filled with the opportunity to mingle with your fellow business owners, bid on silent auction items, a friendly gamble at our game tables, enjoy a delicious meal prepared by the Gasthaus ( yes it is the medieval feast dinner), dance to the music of DJ Billy Retro and of course the awards presentations. Doors open at 5 pm dinner is at 6 pm followed by the award presentations.  Put on your dancing shoes; our DJ will play music from the 70’s to the present. Get your picture taken at our photo booth and place a friendly bet at our casino tables. The dress code is “Las Vegas Style.” and Fitzpatrick Winery provides the wine for sale at the bar.  This year we will again honour a guest with the lifetime achievement award, and I promise you-you don’t want to miss this one!

er Insurance. “Bubbles and Fine Belgian Chocolates” will be served courtesy of Fitzpatrick Winery and Xocolicious. During this evening Gordon Fitzpatrick will present a cheque to the local fire department. Every finalist will receive a finalist certificate. Looking forward to seeing many of you there, and remember what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Patrick Van Minsel -Executive Director Chamber of Commerce

The tickets $65 each are for sale at the Peachland Visitor Centre. To date, we have sold 150 tickets, and it promises to be another sold out event so hurry up if you don’t want to miss this signature event. This event is the primary fundraiser for the Peachland Chamber of Commerce, a not for profit community group that uses the money raised to pay for the day to day operations of the chamber. A massive shout out to our sponsors: Peachland View, Fitzpatrick Winery, Xocolicious, Kelowna International Airport, NexGen Hearing, PDC Business and Tax, Coldwell Banker Dave Collins, Edward Jones, Johnston Meier Insurance, Td Benefits, Peachtree Village, Morrison Ridge Development, Peachland Visitor Centre, Vantage One Credit Union, Dragon Lotus Restaurant and Gasthaus on the Lake, without whom this event would not be possible. We would also like to thank our silent auction sponsors, too many to name but they know who they are. But first on Monday, November 12th at 7 PM we will host the Award Finalists Reception at Johnston Mei-

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Tickets available at the Peachland Visitor Centre Dinner hosted by Gasthaus on the Lake Saturday November 17, 2018

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