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Did you know? The practice of pharmacy is changing. Ask one of our qualified pharmacists about how they can adapt your prescription. Adaptations include: 1. Renewing your regular medications 2. Changing drug formulations 3. Altering directions to suit your specific health care needs. Do you have cost concerns with your medications? Our pharmacists may be able to adapt it to a more affordable alternative. Ask our pharmacy staff for more details.

Getting an annual flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu. Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors’ visits, and missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flurelated hospitalizations. Most people qualify for a free flu vaccine. Drop by your Safeway pharmacy anytime for your 2016 flu vaccine. Ask about having a Safeway phamacist come to your workplace to administer flu vaccines during your hours of operation.

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Other immunizations Protection against tetanus and pneumonia is always free and available. Ask us about protecting yourself against painful shingles, with a Zostavax vaccine. Please see us for any of your other vaccination needs; we can answer any questions you have. All of our pharmacists are licensed immunizers. Medication Reviews If you’re taking multiple medications, chances are you qualify for a free medication review – a $70 value. One of us will sit down with you, privately and confidentially, and go over all prescription and non-prescription drugs you’re taking. At the end of the consultation, we’ll give you a complete list. When you visit a new doctor or the emergency room, or when you travel, take it with you for safety. Bubble packs Another free service, we’re pleased to package your medications into a “compliance pack,” to help you remember to take your medications on time, and in the right order. The package helps keep you organized and healthy. Deliveries Free deliveries are available to all patients from Wildwood to Myrtle Point. Deliveries are made twice a day Tuesday through Saturday.


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We welcome feedback from our readers. Letters may be edited for length. Email isabelle@prliving.ca, or mail letters to PR Living, 7053E Glacier St, Powell River, BC V8A 5J7.

MAILBAG Dear PRL,

The Friends of Powell River would like to acknowledge the donation of Tapestry Music located in Vancouver BC for their incredible donation of two violins which were given with love to Ying and his sister on their journey of music, and towards paying it forward to other up and coming violinists. Thank you Michael at Tapestry Music for answering the call for help for a very thankful family. The Friends of Powell River

CONTENTS OCTOBER 2016 Small Business Week

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Heart & Sole

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October 16 to 22

Pagani Shoes’ 60th

Win a Pollen Sweater!

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Possum Lodge

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Small biz, long history

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Artist as businessman

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Hotelier reveals artistic side

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I Made the Move

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Creating Comfort

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Inclusion Month

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Emergency Prep Month

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Pet oxygen masks

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What’s Up

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Business Connections

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Events section

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Events What’s Up

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Just in time for the chilly season

Sand, septic and hair cuts

The Patricia and City Motors

Brad Collins & Community Futures Powell River Living is a member of:

Bubbly for LGBT

This magazine is supported entirely by our advertisers. We encourage you to choose the businesses that you see in these pages. We do.

Human Resources manager at Mill

Anna May Bennett and Luke Ramsey Publisher & Managing Editor

Isabelle Southcott isabelle@prliving.ca

Associate Publisher & Sales Manager

Sean Percy sean@prliving.ca Editor & Graphics

Pieta Woolley pieta@prliving.ca Sales & Marketing

Suzi Wiebe suzi@prliving.ca Accounts Receivable

Lauri Percy lauri@prliving.ca

Kidney transplant

Rocky’s back

Saving your whole family

The Helping Issue preview

And win Christmas catering

Halloween and much, much more

Krakens and Philosophers

Craft Beer Fest And the Coastal Ale Trail

ON THE COVER Paganis have been fitting Powell Riverites with shoes for generations. Payton Gamble gets fitted for new boots by Rob Pagani with a little help from her great grandfather Elmer Zohner. 

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Plan Your October And your Halloween Weekend

Take a Break the Emperor of Golden Stanley

Last Word Wednesday Lake hike

CONTRIBUTORS JP BROSSEAU is a fourth generation Powell Riverite, co-owner of The Old Courthouse Inn, Edie Rae’s Café and GASP! Vintage. He has never claimed to be a painter, but was asked to create an image for a bottle of wine being released to support LGBT communities, and, in this issue, tells us how that happened and how he felt about the experience. JOYCE CARLSON, born and raised in Powell River, recently retired after 45 years in the community newspaper business. She is continuing with volunteer work, which she has done since high school, that includes being a member of Inclusion Powell River’s board of directors. She was asked to contribute an article for October which is Inclusion BC Month. ANN NELSON runs the Patricia Theatre and is passionate about sharing the history of Townsite and preserving its heritage. She’s also active in many interrelated community organizations such as the Arts Council; Tourism Powell River; Townsite Heritage Society; Far Off Broadway Theatre Co., as well as being an enthusiastic gardener. PADDY TREAVOR is a craft beer enthusiast who has been involved with the BC craft beer scene since the mid-1990s. He has worked in the industry, contributed articles to numerous print and on-line media outlets, is the author of the award-winning VanEast Beer Blog and is a well-known advocate for all things craft beer in BC. Paddy also helped found the Powell River Branch of CAMRA BC and is currently the branch’s president

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Correction:

A story about the fall fair that appeared in the September 2016 issue of Powell River Living mistakenly said that the wheelchair car on the train at the Paradise Valley Exhibition Grounds was funded by Rotary. In fact, that car was funded by the Kiwanis Club of Powell River and not Rotary. Powell River Living apologizes for this mistake.


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PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE

Small business is big business W

e sometimes take small businesses for granted because they just seem to be part of the fabric of Powell River life. So this month and during Small Business Week October 16 to 22, we’re celebrating entrepreneurs - the people behind small businesses. As the owner of Powell River Living magazine, I’m proud to be one of Powell River’s entrepreneurs. I’m also proud to be a director for the Powell River Chamber of Commerce and a lifetime member and cofounder of Powell River Women in Business. Entrepreneurs are risk takers. They risk their own capital to create and run their business. Not everyone can deal with the stress, the uncertainty, and the long hours that come with owning your own business. Just ask anyone who had to close their business. But thankfully, there are still many who like a challenge and are willing to borrow money and risk all to

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create the great Canadian dream. Sixty years ago Luigi Pagani bought a shoe store. He had experience in the business and a family to feed. One of his sons, Rob, showed an interest in the business and so Luigi trained him. When the time came Rob bought the business from his father. (See story on Page 7.) This month, Pagani & Sons celebrates 60 years of business. Two other local businesses, City Motors and the Patricia Theatre, are Powell River’s oldest small businesses. Their story is fascinating and I invite you to read Ann Nelson’s writing about it on Page 11. Some businesses excel in what they do and the Chamber of Commerce recognizes excellence in business every February with the Chamber of Commerce Business Awards. Beginning next month, Powell River Living will include nomination forms in the magazine and we en-

courage you to nominate your favourite businesses. We’re proud to support the Chamber - and for the first time, to be the official media sponsor of the event. It has been said that you are your business. After 10 years of owning my own business, I believe this is true. Powell River Living has grown and changed and evolved along with my staff. If I’ve learned anything over the years about running my own business, it’s that employees are your greatest asset. When you run a small business, you get to know your employees well and they’re like your second family. So treat them well if you want to live long and prosper. And may the force be with you!

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SMALL BUSINESS October is Small Business Month.

The Powell River Chamber of Commerce and Powell River Living magazine salute all small business owners in Powell River along with their employees. In fact, we salute all businesses big and small because we appreciate the many services and products they provide this community with. According to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, small businesses generate 42 per cent of the country’s private sector gross domestic product and employ 48 per cent of the private sector workforce.

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Rob Pagani puts

into his business BY ISABELLE SOUTHCOTT | isabelle@prliving.ca

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onnie Robinson remembers buying shoes from Pagani & Sons Shoe Repair when she was just a kid. “Mom and Dad would take me, my brothers and my sister to the old Pagani’s in the sixties and seventies to get our shoes,” she recalls. Back then, Pagani’s was located in the old Powell River Plaza, which is now Crossroads Village. Bonnie’s father, Elmer Zohner began shopping at Pagani’s in the 1950’s. He remembers buying shoes from Rob Pagani’s father, Luigi. “He supplied the mill with all the work boots,” he said. Luigi bought the store, which was then called Vet’s Shoe Repair, in 1956 and changed the name to Pagani & Sons in the seventies. This year Powell River’s only independent shoe store celebrates 60 years as a family owned business, says Rob, who purchased the business from his parents in 1994. “My dad and I worked side by side for 25 years,” he said. “Even after he retired he came in to do the odd repair job. We had great respect for each other and I pride myself on the working relationship I had with him.” Luigi learned how to repair shoes back in Italy and worked at Paris Boots in Vancouver before moving to Powell River. “Repairing shoes is a dying art,” said Rob. “There aren’t many shops like mine anymore.”

Pagani’s, which is located at Gibson’s Crossing, has evolved over the years. Today, 95 per cent of the business is in sales of accessories and shoes for men, women and children. “Besides shoes, we also sell socks, belts, wallets and insoles,” said Rob’s wife Noelle. “I offer repairs as a service to our customers,” explains Rob “because no one else in Powell River does it.” Loyal, reliable employees like Marilyn Lewis, now retired, and Glenda Behan have been a pleasure to work with. Because of them, Rob knows his store is in good hands when he is away with his family. “It’s not a 9 to 5 job,” Rob explains. “Some mornings I can be found in the shop at 7 am working on repairs.” “Rob puts in long hours,” says Noelle. “He does all the repair work, ordering, and book keeping and waits on customers. He’s a one-man show.” Finding that perfect balance between business and family is always challenging. Between the store, an acreage in Paradise Valley and kids in university, Rob stays pretty busy. Bonnie Robinson and her family are loyal Pagani customers. Her father Elmer, Bonnie herself, Bonnie’s daughter Brooke and Bonnie’s granddaughter fouryear-old Payton Gamble, make up four generation of the Robinson family buying shoes from Pagani Shoes. “Rob has been very good to our family. He orders

“We had great respect for each other and I pride myself on the working relationship I had with him.” – Rob Pagani, on his father Luigi Pagani

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specific colours to suit the taste of our little ones,” said Bonnie as Payton pleaded with her mother to order a pair of the boots she liked in her size in pink! Besides offering safety boots, work boots and footwear for the logging industry, Pagani’s also carries popular brands such as Keen, Naot, Merrell, Clarks, Josef Seibel, Rockport, Blundstone, Vasque, Red Wing, New Balance and Viberg. It’s safe to say that Rob has probably seen more feet in Powell River than anyone else. “The funny thing about seeing so many feet is that I would rather have people

keep their socks on. I’m not a doctor.” Rob is used to changing things up. He’s expanded his inventory of women’s shoes to meet demand while keeping a good mix of products in stock. “I try to freshen up the look of new products while keeping old favourites in stock that my customers want and expect. I have some customers who want the same thing they wore 30 years ago, while others want something new every season.” “I’m selling shoes to some people’s grandkids and even great grandkids now.”

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Wanna win a fabulous Pollen Sweater made right here in Powell River? Answer the following five questions and we’ll enter your name into a draw to win a Pollen Sweater. All the answers can be found in this issue of Powell River Living magazine. You can email your entries to contest@prliving.ca or drop them off at the Powell River Living office at 7053E Glacier Street. 1. Name the three oldest Powell River businesses. 2. Age of the oldest shoe shop in Powell River. 3. Date of small business week in BC. 4. Number of sweaters made by Pollen Sweaters (rounded to closest thousand). 5. New name of Horizon Business Awards.

October is Inclusion Month The City of Powell River has proclaimed October Community Inclusion Month. It is a month to celebrate the gifts and contributions that individuals with developmental disabilities bring to our community.

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t’s Wednesday morning. Coffee’s on and Rusty’s cutting hair at the Wilde Road Sand and Gravel office - aka Possum Lodge - just north of town. Wait. There’s a guy cutting hair in a sand and gravel office? Really? Yup. That’s right. Dave Scherger owns the 38-acre property that houses three businesses and a barbershop. A huge Red Green fan, he said he knew what he wanted early on. “I had this vision of a bunch of people sitting around a table drinking coffee with a barber cutting hair. The barber shop was kind of a publicity stunt,” he admits. “I knew I needed to do something different to get people out here because we’re off the beaten path and this gives people something to talk about. I’m surprised at how many people come here to get their hair cut here.” Dave became a co-owner of the 50-plus-yearold Wilde Road Sand and Gravel business three years ago.

Also on the property is Les’s Tanks, Pipes, Poles and Plumbing - a business Les Ortloff sold to Dave in 2013 because he thought he wanted to retire, but turns out he isn’t just yet. There’s Dave’s own business, Ecoterra Septic Services. Plus, Russell Fisher has been barbering out of the sand and gravel office for the last two and a half years. A tour around the property reveals a metal recycling facility. “We recycle scrap metal, cardboard, yard and garden waste. We have a free yard debris drop off station.” Yard debris is ground up and sold as a refined product along with chicken and mushroom manure. If you ask Lulu, Dave’s two-year-old black Lab, everyone who walks in the office is her friend. She wags her tail and leans into anyone who’ll give her a scratch. “There’s always something happening at Possum Lodge,” says Dave. “We’re really good at our jobs.”

HANDSOME AND HANDY: Les Ortloff, not yet retired, and Dave Scherger, renaissance man.

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SMALL BUSINESS MONTH

 OUR SMALL BUSINESSES WITH A BIG HISTORY

Small business, big history BY ANN NELSON

No matter how many big smokestack industries may provide the raison d’être for our small towns, it’s the small businesses that historically provide the backbone of the community.

Just landed on the most remote western frontier of the continent to carve out a place for a paper mill and a new town? Within months, there will be barbershops, bath-houses, billiards parlours and bars to serve those hardworking construction workers and loggers! Are we having a “boom” year or three? Stand back and watch the jewellery shops, dress shops, haberdashers and dry goods stores proliferate! How about a little (or big) hiccup in the economy, otherwise known as a recession, or even the Great Depression? The answer has always been: don’t hold your breath waiting for another big industry to come in and save our lives… it’s small businesses that will re-build the economy, whether it’s the mom and pop dry clean-

ers or the immigrant family with a bunch of youngsters that can be put to work in the shop and the whole family lives above or in the back. So, here’s a great big “hats off” to all the small businesses that have been Powell River’s backbone over the last 106 years: they’ve come and they’ve gone with the years, with all our changing needs and the changes in the way we buy what we need. There are a couple, however, that are showing signs of setting new records for longevity and they have a lot in common with each other: they are Townsite businesses, here from the very beginning; they’ve had remarkably little turn-over in ownership; and they both have provided some of the fun and glamour in our lives.

Hunters • Anglers • Hikers • Campers Heading into the woods this fall? We urge you to go online first. Are you planning to visit the Sunshine Coast Trail, the Powell River Canoe Route, campsites, backcountry lakes, mountain bike trails, ATV trails or other local backcountry amenities this fall? Please visit www.wfproadinfo.com first. The staff at Powell River’s Western Forest Products operations want to avoid accidents between our operations and locals pursuing the amazing recreation opportunities in the Stillwater Area.

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Our crews are currently building roads, hauling logs, and blasting. Don’t be surprised by a closed road or a modified trail – or endangered by a logging truck – contact us anytime so we can help you plan a safe adventure. POWELL RIVER LIVING • october 2016 •

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That’s right…the two oldest, continuously operating, least changing businesses in all of Powell River are the Patricia Theatre, opened September 15, 1913, and City Motors, opened in 1926 by the town’s druggist, Charlie Long.

Originally, the few vehicles in Powell River were pretty much all taken care of by “backyard” mechanics, but it wasn’t long before there was a demand for glamorous new vehicles.

The Patricia Theatre

Cosgrave and McDonald built the first cinema and vaudeville house where the Cenotaph now stands, and it was named in a community wide contest in honour of Princess Patricia. It’s rumoured that Bobby Scanlon won it in a card game, but whatever happened, the Pat became the hub of entertainment for the whole town under the management of Bobby and Myron McLeod. Movies, trunk shows, talent contests, boxing matches, vaudeville acts: you name it and if the thrice weekly steamship could bring it in, Powell River got to enjoy it at the Pat. Under Myron’s management, the new building was commissioned in 1928 and built where it now stands, 103 years later and still delivering movies, vaudeville shows, parlour concerts, weddings and more: it’s become Canada’s oldest continuously operating movie theatre business. Myron bought out Bobby’s interests and operated the theatre until 1978, when he sold it to Bruce and Vi Mac-

Donald, who sold it to Michael Scott in 1999, and then it passed into the stewardship of Ann and Brian Nelson in 2002.

City Motors

Although City Motors was started by Charlie Long, it quickly passed into the hands of Kenny Macken (Marjorie Henderson’s husband) who operated it for 39 years, until the Raimondo’s purchased it and they operated it until 1981, when Bert and Marg MacLean took it over. Finally, in 2010, it passed to Scott and Julie Mastrodonato, and another family dynasty has started. Originally, the few vehicles in Powell River were pretty much all taken care of by “backyard” mechanics, but it wasn’t long before there was a demand for glamorous new vehicles to buy, for gas and mechanical services, and for the driving lessons that were part of the purchase price of those new cars. Ninety years later, City Motors is still providing the same reliable and professional service, but just not selling any vehicles or lessons.

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rad Collins is a writer, painter, and designer with a background in the video games industry. Having just launched a new business venture in Powell River through the Community Futures Self-Employment Program, we decided to ask Brad a few questions to see what makes him and his new business tick.

How did you get started? What’s your story? Brad • Oh, I started when I was a kid. I wrote stories and drew pictures as many children do, and having grown up in a household full of technology, I had access to media that none of my friends did. They had video games, but I had the machinery to make them. I programmed my first game out of a book on a Tandy CoCo 3 when I was maybe six years old. At nine I was

the youngest system operator of a Bulletin Board System in Canada (a pre-Internet social-media and filesharing platform). After that my brother and I started modifying commercial video games into indie-game projects of our own, which attracted the attention of Games Workshop who offered us a world exclusive license agreement to build a game based on their intellectual properties. Little did they realize we were just a couple of nerdy teenagers in a bedroom in a isolated mill-town on the west coast of Canada. How did you parlay that early success into adult work? Brad • Finding that we were pretty good at what we were doing, we offered our services out to the

games industry at large as an outsourcing studio. We’d chase down contracts doing parts of games for major publishers around the world, and in our spare time, we’d work on game projects of our own. One of these game projects, together with some clever proposal writing, got us into a partnership with Microsoft to develop a software platform and educational program that would help technology students from around the world (particularly in developing nations) get into making game projects of their own, just like we did - for free. You were on your way up in the tech world. What happened next? Brad • That program took us to Vancouver, then

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Japan and Malaysia, where I got to collaborate with brilliant creative people and academics from Chile, Ecuador, Spain, France, and many other places besides. I’ve dined at the same banquet as the Prime Minister of Malaysia, the secretary general of the UN, and a handful of nobel laureates before being recruited in a panic by conference organizers to write a replacement for the lost retirement speech of the chairman of the Swiss development bank. It was a weird time. After that I tried to get a few more game projects to market, but the economy had changed, and so I moved away from Game Development and into commercial illustration, fine art, and design which Community Futures has helped me launch into as a new business venture.

come back home to Powell River to compile and decompress before venturing out again somewhere else.

What’s your process like? How do you produce a painting? Brad • First, I guess I see something I want to paint. Not necessarily a subject; sometimes it’s a moment, or a colour or the particulars of some kind of light. I usually try and capture it with my camera phone, and then do as much to absorb it with my memory before going home to paint it because the camera phone doesn’t do anything justice. My painting is digital, so I open up a blank canvas in photoshop and pull up whatever reference photos I gathered on another screen. From there, it’s simply a matter of operating brushstroke by brushstroke until it’s done.  I usually do this while listening to music, podcasts, or while binging on Netflix.

“Brad is a pleasure to work with; he is creative and multitalented with his art, writing and so much more. I believe he is well on his way to a successful business.” - Pam Krompocker, ED, Community Futures Powell River

So, being a digital painter - does that mean you can work from anywhere? Brad • Yes! So long as I have a table to put my laptop on, and a place to plug it in every couple of hours, I’m good to go. I like making frequent excursions out into the Pacific Northwest at large and coming back with stories and paintings. Really, I dream of a time when I can do that more and just write and paint all the things I see on the streets and in the forests, then

What’s it been like being a part of Community Futures Self-Employment Program? Brad • It’s been great, really. I’m self taught in most regards, and because of that I’d missed a few of the fundamentals of marketing and business - which is already a notoriously tricky prospect in the worlds of contract work, freelancing, and art. Not only did the Self-Employment Program help me get a solid grip on those tools, they showed me that what I do is actually

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valuable, worthy, and marketable. It was just missing a few parts to make it run. Armed with some better knowledge and more confidence, I’m discovering I have a good business in my hands. What kind of projects are you working on now? What’s next? Brad • Well, I’m busy painting a series of local landscapes that I hope to produce as both an art show and a book. In the meantime I continue to contribute to Powell River Living as an Arts and Culture writer/illustrator; I perform as a live painter; I host a weekly public drawing group in Cranberry; and I pick up what work I can as a commissioned writer, designer, and artist. Beyond that, I have some comic books in the early stages of development; a novel or two kicking around in my brain; some tabletop games on the back burner; and more conceptual art shows I want to start producing work for. 


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ast fall while visiting Roberta, a dear friend in Houston, Texas, we went to a wine and art night. After finding the event online, her interest was piqued - and I was terrified. I’m an artistic person, but painting is not my forte. The teacher recreated a painting, showing the group, in step-by-step instruction, how to make our own acrylic creations that we got to take home. I was surprised by the outcome. My landscape with two trees and a path leading to a

lake and mountains in the distance had a strong Van Gogh influence; Roberta’s was more “Group of Seven”. That excitement and uninhibitedness followed me into the spring of this year, when I spearheaded an art wall project on the empty lot next to The Old Courthouse Inn, constructing a space for locals of any capability to come express themselves without judgment. Art by inclusion Powell River clients, professional street artists, amateurs of all ages with a passion to express themselves, and more, filled the business donated plasti-core sheets within a few weeks.

Watching parents and their two young kids paint together on the wall, creating for the fun of it, made me think of the art and wine night and how others in Powell River might enjoy doing it too. After chatting about co-hosting the evening with Brenda Hetman, one of the owners of 40 Knots Vineyard and Estate Winery in Comox, she was on board and we set a date. The class sold out quickly. Twenty of us were introduced to the winery, its practises and more importantly, six bottles of their best wine selection, as we created a sunset painting on

the coast with local talented artist, Ursula Medley. As the class finished up, Brenda and I strolled down the art walls, me telling her my vision, she mentioning that the winery was releasing a new plum-coloured sparkling wine called Leve Du Soleil Rose, done in the traditional French method and how excited she was after two years of waiting. It was an anti-bullying, LGBT initiative bubbly, she said, and we tossed around the idea of having a local artists’ competition art and wine night for the new wine’s label.

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Two events are being held to celebrate this new sparkling wine and its unique label, which was painted by JP Brosseau and his nephew Leo with a “pink sun rising”, symbolic of society’s acceptance to allow each other the freedom to love and be loved. Proceeds go to the Powell River Pride Society. Oct 16: From 2-6 pm at 40 Knots Vineyard in Comox, Canadian folk singer and Juno nominee Craig Cardiff with perform at a fundraising launch. Oct 22: From 1-2:30 at Edie Rae’s Café in Townsite, meet the artists, buy a bottle and get it signed. For details, see the ad on Page 37.

Cask Thursday “I love the fact that I can taste a unique beer that is still alive and evolving. Each week a beer is served that you will never be able to taste again. It’s a great experience.” - Paddy Treavor

We both thought it was a great idea and planned to talk more soon. As she hurried for the last ferry back to Comox, I gave her a copy of Powell River Living`s May 2016 issue, with an article I wrote about growing up in Cranberry. After posting photos on social media of the first wine and art night at Edie Rae’s Café, two more classes quickly sold out. I called Brenda to see if she was interested in co-hosting again. She agreed whole-heartedly. Then she said, “JP, I thought you were a great guy before, but after reading your story, I just love you! I got off the ferry, went straight home and read your story to my husband and my uncle and I want you to paint the label for the Leve Du Soleil Rose!” I was awestruck, surprised and silent (that’s a hard one for me)…then graciously accepted the job. A month of mental torture and of questioning my self-worth ensued. ‘I’m not a painter,’ boomed in my head every time I stood in front of the white canvas. Finally I broke through my creative slump by asking my eight-year-old nephew, Leo, to help me. I wanted him, as part of the new generation, to be a building block towards mutual understanding. Kids are like blank canvases, their perceptions and biases formed by social, religious and familial influences. If we allowed them to make their own decisions the world would be a much more accepting one. We set up our canvas and paints and chatted about

LGBT issues and anti-bullying and what these phrases mean to him. Leo was the ring bearer at mine and Kelly’s wedding last fall, and is a strong proponent of anti-bullying at school. “I want to be a good friend, never lie, never tease other people and never hurt anyone,” he told me as we painted. I have been with Kelly, my nowhusband, since before Leo was born, so he was raised that he has two uncles instead of an aunt and uncle. It’s normal to him. Growing up in an era where LGBT people are more readily accepted was not my privilege. Leo’s classmates will hopefully have an easier time, some 40 years after I was their age. Love is Love. Hate is Hate. In today’s world, it is hard to fathom such ingrained biases towards people who choose to love someone of the same gender. What makes some people so angry and afraid that they lash out with hurtful words and even violence? As a people, we can move beyond discrimination, homophobia and hatred, toward a common goal of love, acceptance and camaraderie. Fill your soul with wonderment and curiosity of yourself and for others. You may not live the life of a LGBT person, and you can still find common ground as human beings of this beautiful sphere we call Earth. One people, one love. Sounds simple, yet the fulfillment of this message is hard for many. Change your perception and change your mind. Be the message…be the change.

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hen Tracey Byam joined Catalyst six months ago as the new manager of Human Resources she had no idea she would meet so many people in such a short time. Tracey, whose background is in industrial human resources, worked in the oil and gas industry, sawmills and with Doig River First Nation, north of Fort St. John. “I am passionate about both employment opportunities for First Nations communities and recreational opportunities for youth,” she said. Tracey attended the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) in Regina in 2014 and will be attending NAIG 2017 in Toronto. Since moving to Powell River, Tracey joined the Paddling for Life Dragon Boat team (the most amazing ladies and coach ever, she says). And she plans to learn how to sail next year. Other interests include skiing, cooking, travelling and exploring the area with her cranky old mutt Lola.

Why did you choose to move to Powell River? Tracey • Primarily for my job, but once I saw Powell River it was a simple decision. When? Where from? Tracey • In April 2016, from Fort St. John and Grande Prairie before that. What surprised you about Powell River once you moved here? Tracey • The people, hands down. When I first arrived, I was waiting for a taxi at the airport. A lovely lady named Shirley drove up and asked if I wanted a lift; she insisted that I get in and I am glad I did! When I told her I had never been to Powell River before she took me on a tour, showed me the different neighborhoods, the best place to get ice cream, the great hiking spots, and how to get to Mowat Bay. It was an amazing first experience in Powell River. I still can’t believe that happened, but have been told many times that is typical for Powell River. It’s so true. And I can tell you without uncertainty that would never happen up north!

What made you decide to move to Powell River? Tracey • Once I saw the area it was a done deal! I am so fortunate to have a great job as well, but for me it is about living a balanced life and Powell has everything I could possibly need. Where is your favourite place in Powell River? Tracey • I’m partial to any beach or where I can be by the water.  Powell Lake is amazing.

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ridor of the new BC Children’s Hospital medical-surgical floor. Photographs Anna snapped in the Penticton Trails and the Millennium Park Trails informed her preliminary watercolours, which she is now meticulously painting in oils, by day and night. “This commission really solidifies that I did the right thing,” says Anna, who – with two young kids – quit her day job three years ago to paint full-time. It took her two days to complete the ap-

ANNA MAY BENNETT: Originally from Scotland, Anna studied both ballet and art after high school, eventually earning a Higher National Diploma in Public Art in Edinburgh. After several years with her professional art career on the back burner, the 38-year-old started painting full-time three years ago. Private collectors have responded enthusiastically to her unique vision of the sea and the forest. Her first major solo exhibit, Shorelines and Skylines, just closed September 18 at the Gibsons Public Art Gallery.

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LUKE RAMSEY: Born in England, Luke moved to Victoria at age 9, spent the past nine years on Pender Island, and came to Powell River two years ago – thanks to his connections with local artists Meghan Hildebrand and Colin McCrae. Self-taught, the award-winning 37-year-old has exhibited internationally since 2003. He works as a muralist and freelance illustrator for The New York Times, Patagonia, the City of Edmonton, and many more clients. His book Intelligent Sentient? was published last year. Luke is represented by Madrona Gallery in Victoria. plication process for this mural. It’s part of what is considered to be the largest art commission ever for a North American hospital, with a total budget of $6.5 million. “I ignored a phone call from San Diego – because I never answer the phone when I don’t know who it is,” Anna says. “They left a message saying I was a finalist. They wanted to know two things: was I interested, and could I get it done by October 15. I said yes on both counts!” Remarkably, Anna isn’t the only Powell River artist chosen to design murals for the $678 million hospital redevelopment. Illustrator and muralist Luke Ramsey is the other. He’s creating art for four operating rooms.

More than 1,200 artists from across Canada applied to do murals for the new Teck Acute Care Centre, and just 32 were chosen. That two are from Powell River is a big deal. The BC Children’s Hospital Foundation project is about far more than decoration. Danielle Semple, the project manager for the commissions, explained to Powell River Living that research shows art in hospitals can reduce anxiety by 75 percent – and even reduce pain by 60 percent. “Teck has got large, state-of-the-art ORs,” she said. “They were originally planned to be an off-white colour, which makes them really sterile and intimidating. Kids go in awake with their parents, and then they’re

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STARTING FROM SCRATCH: Luke Ramsey and Anna May Bennett are two of 32 artists chosen to make murals - out of more than 1,200 artists who applied. Both of their work went through an intense process of panel decisions and revisions, and now they’re chasing an October 15 deadline. Above: Anna’s sketches and original watercolours for what will be a 69-foot mural. Right: Previous paintings Luke has completed featuring orcas and mountains. His commission for the hospital, though, can’t include the colour red. put under. Kids are stressed, parents are stressed. Luke’s art will soften the experience. It’s not a narrative mural – it’s more about the experience of making it friendlier. Clinicians can talk to the children about his murals as they put them under.” Selection of the 32 artists involved groups of young patients, their parents, and BC Children’s Hospital staff, including surgeons. Children responded most

enthusiastically to art that reminded them of familiar, enjoyable things they’ve done when they’re not at the hospital, said Danielle. Luke’s murals portray scenes of the BC coast, including mountains, oceans, and sea and bird life. “The revision process has been timeintensive, there are so many groups the designs go through,” Luke said. “There are colours you have to avoid – such as

red, which can be distracting to surgeons, and it represents blood. It’s challenging as an artist to have colours from your pallet omitted. Such projects have hurdles, but it’s worth it to make art for healing purposes.” Anna’s mural is a close-up of a coastal forest trail. Children and their families will be able to lounge in the corridor, and find tiny forest friends in the image: spiders in webs, snails, slugs, butterflies,

birds and more. Both of their murals will be digitallycaptured, enlarged, and printed on specialized panels that are wear-resistant and able to be cleaned to hospital sterilization standards. The foundation is still choosing artists for other art works, which include sculptures, stand-alone art, and interactive digital works. The art-infused hospital will open in fall of 2017.

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Priceless gift transforms man’s life Unexpected transplant fixes failing kidneys, ends constant dialysis regime BY JOYCE CARLSON

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“I would like to say...thank you for saving my life. I really appreciate the small things in life now, things that people take for granted.” – Paul Stroomer

aul Stroomer was stunned when he found out he was going to get a long-awaited kidney transplant. The 35 year old had been living with failing kidneys for eight years and going for dialysis three days a week for four hours each time. Because he has a rare blood type, the chance of finding a suitable match for him was less likely than others. He had been moved onto the active list last October which put him in the top 100 people awaiting a kidney transplant. “I was told because of my blood type, it was slim pickings for me, and I didn’t want to hear that,” Paul explained. “I wanted to give up so many times, but I am a stubborn person, a stubborn Dutch man.” The call in the first week of May came to inclusion Powell River - as Paul is a client who uses the organization’s services. Staff went on a hunt for him because he needed to be in Vancouver later that day for prepping. ”Luckily, Powell River is a small town,” he said with a chuckle. Tarra Tipton, IPR’s Home Share manager, was one of those out looking. When he was found after 45 minutes, she drove Paul to the ferry with minutes to spare. “Our conversation on the peninsula was emotional because he realized someone had to lose their life for him to get this gift,” said Tarra, who had worked directly with Paul for the past three years. Paul was put on dialysis when he arrived and waited

until 2 am for the operation. Tarra was with him the entire time. “It was definitely an unbelievable experience. After so long of feeling pretty negative about the cards he was dealt, about it being unfair at such a young age, he was given this opportunity. When he woke up, he said he felt good in spite of the pain from the operation.” Paul said he is grateful to Tarra for supporting him and for being there during the procedure and after.

WAIT, WAIT, WAIT... HURRY: After an eight-year wait for a kidney – due to his rare blood type – Paul Stroomer had to zip to the ferry with next to no notice to make it to his Vancouver transplant operation.

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October is Inclusion BC Month Founded in 1955, Inclusion BC is a provincial non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the participation of people with developmental disabilities in all aspects of community life. It provides support, education and advocacy, where and when it’s needed, breaking down barriers and building communities that include people of all abilities. A founding member of the provincial organization, inclusion Powell River began as a parent initiative in 1954. From that small core of volunteers, the organization has grown to a staff of 160 full- and part-time employees that provides an array of services for clients from infancy through to senior years. In total, there are 109 adults with intellectual disabilities, 363 children, youth and families, and 121 seniors who access programs. One of those adults, Paul Stroomer, is profiled in the accompanying article. For more information, readers can go to inclusionpowellriver.ca.

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It was such a rush to catch the ferry, that she ended up having to buy clothes in Vancouver because she didn’t have time to pack. Paul had moved to Powell River from Maple Ridge when he was 13. When he was older he lived independently but when he was diagnosed and became sicker, he began using IPR’s Home Share program. Currently he shares a home with Dylan Parsons, “a really good guy with a cat named Lily who comes right to me when I call her.” Dylan says Paul, who has been living with him since April, is “a great guy who has a heart of gold and would do anything to help someone. He loves watch- SHRED IT: Still recovering, Paul Stroomer is back to work ing classic movies and at inclusion Powell River after his kidney transplant. wrestling with Lily.” He adds that Paul’s favourite food is lasagna, then with a laugh says, “He’s fussy. He doesn’t much care for fruits and veggies.” Paul has had to cut back on the work he could do, and during his recovery he is only working part-time doing confidential paper-shredding for IPR customers, and is unable to do any lifting that would cause strain. Although he does not know who his donor was, Paul said he will not do anything “stupid” with the gift he received. “I would like to say to the person, thank you for saving my life. I really appreciate the small things in life now, things that people take for granted.”

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owell River Fire Rescue’s new Deputy Fire Chief, Rocky Swanson, is another example of someone who grew up in Powell River, left and returned. Rocky, who had a long and distinguished career in the Canadian Armed Forces, is now second in command of the fire department. It’s the same department that sparked his interest in an emergency services career more than 20 years ago. Rocky went to Kelly Creek School, Oceanview and Max Cameron Secondary School, where he graduated in 1992. He joined the Royal Canadian Army Cadets when he was 12. His time with the army cadets was formative in that it

led to a career in the Canadian Armed Forces. He joined the armed forces and went on missions across the country and in other nations, but said he always had this image in his head of his home town. The City’s Fire Chief, Terry Peters, said there were more than 30 applicants for the deputy chief position, including some from overseas. “We need the right person for the job, from the auxiliary firefighters all the way to the chief,” Peters said. “The deputy fire chief is a crucial position for our department. The proud part for us, with Rocky having been from the community, was that he was just simply the best candidate, period.”

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Saving this special part of your family M ax the dog wasn’t thrilled about the oxygen mask Capt. Mark Peckford was trying to strap on him as a demonstration mid-September. The blue heeler, the new deputy chief’s pet, jerked his muzzle from side to side, eluding the clear plastic tube. That’s okay, Max, we’ll just write about it instead. The mask – one of three donated by the Powell River Lion’s Club – is specially designed to help pets recover from smoke

inhalation during a house fire. They come in assorted sizes, suitable for animals from Great Danes to gerbils – and all the tabbys, pugs, and chinchillas in between. “When we arrive on the scene of a fire, that’s when we find out if an animal may be inside,” explained Capt. Mark in an interview at the fire hall. He has two cats, Halo and Pepper. “Saving lives is my number one priority, and saving prop-

BREATHE NORMALLY: The Powell River Lions Club recently donated three petfriendly oxygen masks to the city’s fire department. From left to right are Fire Department public educator Tricia Greenwood, Lions Club President and retired Fire Chief Dean Gerhart, Lions Club Vice President and project instigator Marilyn Brooks, Fire Capt. and training coordinator Mark Peckford, and of course Max, Deputy Fire Chief Rocky Swanson’s blue heeler.

Answer the call • Be a community role model. • Learn lifesaving skills. • Protect our citizens in times of crisis. The Malaspina and Northside Volunteer Fire Departments are made up of dedicated, professional and compassionate men and women who are committed to serving and protecting our rural communities. Our team members practice regularly and are provided with all the training they need to respond to a broad range of emergency situations.

For more information or to join one of our teams: Contact the Powell River Regional District office at 604 485-2260 or check out our website at www.powellriverrd.bc.ca

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FROM PUGGLES TO PARAKEETS: Powell River’s rescue vehicles are now equipped with pet oxygen masks such as these to help avoid deaths from smoke inhalation.

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ment. Animals are susceptible to smoke inhalation, she noted, and cats in particular will hide during a fire. “It’s traumatizing if you lose your pets,” she said. She has two cats, Sophie and Tom. Dean Gerhart is president of the Lions Club. He was Powell River’s Fire Chief from 1998 to 2008, and was with the department as a firefighter since 1972. About 15 years ago, he recalls, the department was involved in a campaign to encourage pet owners to put stickers on their front doors, alerting firefighters to the pets inside, in case of an emergency. Many folks in Powell River still have those stickers, Dean said. “I’ve been to many fires with pets involved. They’re too graphic to describe. I can’t think of many happy stories,” Dean said. “Most animals do not survive long during a fire. They succumb to smoke inhalation.” As the owner of two cocker spaniels, Abby and Brandy, Dean is particularly pleased to be a part of this initiative. The Lions Club has also donated money over the years for other fire protection initiatives: thermal imaging, the fire safety house, trauma bears, and computer technology.

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“I told you so.” Ten things to do so you never have to hear “I told you so,” - even in your own head. 1. Your house: Brace wooden

foundations (which are often found in Townsite,) and living spaces built over garages by nailing plywood to the studs. In addition, older wooden homes can be made safer by reinforcing the exterior ( see http:// www.earthquakescanada.nrcan. gc.ca/info-gen/prepare-preparer/ eqresist-en.php ).

No one wants to hear these words. Especially after an earthquake. Don’t be that neighbour asking others to borrow water - or worse - be the one to get a concussion from your own falling bookcase. Please take action to ready your home in October and do the Great BC ShakeOut (see ad on Page 25)

2. Chimney: Brace your

chimney so it doesn’t crumble.

3. Hanging stuff: Secure

ceiling fans, light fixtures, heavy pictures and mirrors, which may fall on you.

4. Glass: Replace glass bottles

in the bathroom with plastic. Move beds away from windows.

5. Appliances: Fasten TVs, computers and other heavy appliances which may break.

6. Provisions: Ensure you

have a first aid kit, enough food and water to last your family at least seven days - help may take that long to arrive. 7. Gas: Ensure that gas appliances have flexible connections to avoid leaks.

8. Exterior: Old or leaning trees, electrical wires, and power lines close to the house are potentially dangerous.

9. Shelves: Secure bookshelves and cabinets to the walls.

10. Utilities: Know how to shut off your utilities. Earthquakes can disrupt gas, electric and water lines. Brace your water heater so it won’t topple over.

For more info, contact the Regional District office or visit the Regional District Emergency Information webpage.

How does the Powell River Regional District compare? Regional districts vary in composition, population and geography. For instance, Alberni-Clayoquot is comprised of one city, two districts, six electoral areas and three treaty First Nations. Comparatively, OkanaganSimilkameen is made up of one city, three towns, one village, two districts and eight electoral areas. Meanwhile, Central Coast has a population base of 3,206 and that of Fraser Valley has over 275,000 residents. Metro Vancouver on the other hand covers 2,932 square kilometers while Peace River is 12 million hectares or 120,000 square kilometers.

In contrast, the Powell River Regional District covers a territory of approximately 5,000 square kilometers, has a population of 19,154 and is made up of five electoral areas and one municipality. The Tla’amin Nation has yet to decide to join or not. And to further illustrate the differences between one regional district and the next, our Regional District has five electoral area directors and two municipal directors on the Board, whereas the Regional District of Central Kootenay has 11 electoral area directors and nine municipal directors.

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WHAT’S UP Here at PRL, November’s magazine is called “The Helping Issue.” It’s where we showcase this community’s enthusiastic and effective pre-Christmas fundraising and charity work. However, two initiatives couldn’t wait that long. Both the Community Resource Centre’s food staples drive and the annual Coats for Kids and Families event are underway this month - October. So, please let the giving spirit move you early!

Give the jacket off your back! Coats for Kids and Families is looking for winter gear

The annual collection of jackets and warm winter clothing for Coats for Kids and Families is underway. Coats will be distributed Nov. 12. Drop boxes are at the Salvation Army, Westview Baptist Church, Town Centre Mall office and Wal-Mart until Nov. 10. Thank you for all your donations from the Lions Club, the Salvation Army and Westview Baptist Church. The coats are given to people here in Powell River on limited incomes. All sizes from infant through adult triple XL are collected. Our weather is best suited to water-resistant materials but if we receive wool coats we forward them to drier climates through the Salvation Army or MCC. We also happily accept mitts, hats and winter boots to complete the winter outfits. We do not have the resources to clean or wash a lot of jackets so we do ask you to wash the garments before you give them to us if you can. Unfortunately we cannot use jackets with broken zippers. For our clients to be warm the garment must either button or zip up. The poverty rate for families with children is very high in Powell River so it is our hope that if we can

THIS OCTOBER, PEAS DONATE: Coats for Kids and Families is looking for warm, water-resistent outerwear for locals. The Community Resource Centre is hoping you’ll donate food staples such as dried peas (above) and canned tomatoes. clothe our families through the coldest part of the year then their small income can be used for heat and groceries. Our program began in 2005 when we gave away 150 items. The past two years we have given out over 2000 items per event. The families that come to us for their winter clothing are most grateful for the generosity of the people of Powell River. Thank you for helping us to keep folks warm for winter. - Marilyn Brooks

Counting beans? The CRC is making beans count – and in October, you can too!

The kitchen at Joyce Avenue’s Community Resource Centre is under pressure this fall, and needs your help. Starting in July, the number of locals showing up hungry surged 30 percent – and shows no signs of slowing. So staff at the CRC have organized an October staples drive, and are hoping you can help (skip to the end for how you can help). “With rental rates as high as they are now, people

Cyclist wins three medals Powell River born para-cyclist Tristen Chernove came home from the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games with a gold, silver and a bronze medal. Tristen earned the gold in road cycling time trial C2, silver in the 3,000-metre individual pursuit and bronze in the 1,000-metre time trial. Six years ago, Chernove was diagnosed with Charcot-

are forgoing phone, internet and groceries because the majority of their money is going towards trying to live inside,” said Martyn Woolley, the manager of the CRC. The centre feeds about 100 people a day hearty soup, casseroles, eggy brunches, and other nutrition-packed meals, alongside offering a cozy drop-in, advocacy, lifeskills training, and other services. Looking ahead, winter 2016/17 will likely mean a surge of new clients looking for sustenance at the CRC. Here, a tiny food budget goes a long, long way. Staff are experts at stretching groceries. Want to help the hundreds of locals who are hungry this fall? Please drop any of the following off at the CRC - 4752 Joyce Ave – during October. Let’s stock those shelves! Canned tomato sauce and paste Dried beans Dried lentils Any liquid stock (not cubes or powders) Brown and white sugar Cooking oil Dried nuts, seeds and fruit Coffee and tea

Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease, a disorder similar to muscular dystrophy that affects the nervous system. It was only then that he took up cycling. He became a member of Canada’s national cycling team in the fall of 2015. Tristen, who lives with his family in Cranbrook, was in Powell River to speak at a PR Wellness speakers event earlier this year. His mother, Malerie Meeker, who lives north of town, was in Rio to watch her son’s first paralympics.

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BUSINESS CONNECTIONS

door prizes and representation from both organizations. Relish Interiors celebrates five years in business this month. The small business continues to grow with the recent addition of window coverings sales person Kelly Edwards, installer Trish Markvoort and office manager Lisa Oakes. For more info, visit the showroom at 4670B Marine Ave. or phone 485.9333 to book a free in-home consultation. The Tla’amin Convenience Store will be recognized at the 2016 Aboriginal Business Awards for outstanding achievement in the Aboriginal Business of the Year Award category for 10 staff or more. “We would like to raise our hands in appreciation to our Nation along with all of the fine folks who have helped us along the way to creating our business into what it is today. Che Che ha ton no Pesht,” said Erik and Gail Blaney. The awards will be held on October 19 in Vancouver. Sunshine Coast Health Centre is expanding. The health centre purchased a lot adjacent to the existing facility, said Casey Jordan, Chief Marketing Officer. “This one-acre property will be eventually used for an education wing, where healthcare professionals interested in addictions can receive instruction on-site. Being close, without being underfoot, will greatly simplify the education process, and allow the Centre to expand its training mission.” The additional property will permit the Centre to expand its training programs. Individuals seeking counsellor practicums, nursing preceptorships, or medical fellowships in the field of drug rehabilitation and alcohol detox will have space to train. This space will now be a place to host all those individuals and potentially a place where the Centre can offer a diploma or certificate program on addiction treatment.

BY KIM MILLER| office@powellriverchamber.com The Horizon Business Awards will now be called the Powell River Chamber of Commerce Business Awards. “We decided to change the name so people know the awards are presented by the Chamber as it is the biggest event we do for the business community,” said Chamber president Jack Barr. Along with the name change, the chamber will be looking at adding a Tla’amin Entrepreneur Award and a Forestry Sector Award. The awards program will no longer have partners and will be looking to local businesses and organizations for more sponsorships. The Chamber would like to recognize Community Futures and Peak Publishing for their support in developing this annual awards recognition ceremony for the business community. Last month, Pollen Sweaters completed sweater number 23,000! Carla Brosseau, owner of Pollen Sweaters, said the business, which was launched in 1986, employs about a dozen people who run the knitting and sewing machines. Pollen Sweaters are a popular outdoor sweater for sailors, fishermen and those working outdoors. The Lund-based business also makes toques, ponchos, butt cuffs and scarves. The machine washable wool does not shrink or pill or lose its shape. “In fact a monthly wash and dry will protect the sweaters from moth damage,” said Carla. Pollen Sweaters has a retail store on the top floor of Nancy’s Bakery in Lund.

Corlia and Gerard Purdue recently moved to Powell River from Tumbler Ridge and have opened a new business. The couple, who purchased their home nine years ago, have opened Imagine Laser Works, a business that provides acupuncture services without using needles. Instead of needles, low level laser and electro-stimulation is used. The protocols focus on the areas of smoking cessation, stress, anxiety, weight loss, drugs and alcohol. For more info visit imaginelaserworks.com or phone 604-223-STOP (7867) or 604-223-QUIT (7848). Imagine Laser Works is located on Duncan Street in the same office as Malaspina Massage. The Medicine Shoppe opened their second Powell River location last month. Located beside Quality Foods in Crossroads Village, this marks the second pharmacy for owner Dirk Villiers. The grand opening for the new store will take place Monday, October 24. Pharmacist Chung Choo has joined the team and will be based out of the new location. Hours are from 9 am to 6 pm seven days a week. The new location means that the Medicine Shoppe will be better able to serve its customers. For more information, please call 604 489-5919. The Artisan & Entrepreneur Show presented by Powell River Women in Business and the Powell River Chamber of Commerce takes place Saturday, October 22 at the Cranberry Seniors Centre. The event wraps up small business week with a display of local vendors offering a variety of products and services. There will be

Win a sweet prize from That Sugar Vault! Bring the completed puzzle, with your name and contact info, to That Sugar Vault or the Powell River Living office before Nov 10, or snap a pic of it, and email it to contest@prliving.ca You could win your choice of: A catered event (your office or home) with a value of $350 OR a private party in the VIP room with a value of $350. Just in time for Christmas season! To succeed at this word search, you’ll need a healthy helping of Powell River historical trivia, and a side of sweet That Sugar Vault desserts. The history you can find at the museum, or from a long-time Powell Riverite. That Sugar Vault menu items can be found on Facebook at fb.com/thatsugarvault or the website at thatsugarvault.com, or check it out any time in the window of That Sugar Vault at 4871 Joyce Avenue, beside River City Coffee.

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“Perhaps it’s time to put together an informal group of presenters in town who could stay in contact and work toward coordinating their event scheduling so more people can enjoy and attend more performances,” Pat Buckna suggested. Pat is a local performer, promoter and organizer of house concerts in town who is very interested in finding ways to assist in the creation of such a group. Feel free to contact him at 604-485-5198 or pbuckna@telus.net

fall events to coax out your creative juices

1. Fall Homesteading Bootcamp

DIY for good - or for eeee-vil: Nothing is creative-juicier than making your own Halloween costume - like these sexy devils did. Smashingly original! There’s plenty of opportunity to show off your cleverness this year. See PRL’s “Plan your Halloween” guide on Page 39.

Food preservation and processing, with excursions into gardening and other homesteading topics. It will take your urban or rural homesteading to the next level. Oct. 29 & 30. www.fiddlersfarm.com

2. One Voices Choir

Part of the Ubuntu Choirs Network, The One Voices is a choir for all voices that is fun, informal, and works to bring us beyond ‘Am I good enough?’ and towards ‘Am I singing enough?’ Starts Oct. 12.

3. Youth Mural Project

Are you a youth 11+? Collaborate with international muralist, illustrator, and graphic novelist Luke Ramsey who is designing a mural for the Teen Room in the new Library. prpl.ca.

4. Tiny Stories contest and workshops

Do you want to enter the 420 Characters Tiny Story Contest but aren’t sure where to begin? Join us at the Library Fridays in October from 4 to 5 pm. All ages welcome. Drop in and try!

5. Cedar Basket Weaving

With Coast Salish weaver Sosan Blaney. A delicious seafood lunch will be provided on both days. $210 per person + GST (materials & lunch included.) Please call 604-578-1112 or 604-414-0269 to reserve your spot Oct 22 & 23, Tla’amin Convenience.

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CELEBRATE THANKSGIVING! Sunday, October 9th at the Garden Court BRUNCH BUFFET (10am – 2pm) Assorted Dinner Rolls, Fruit Salad, Scrambled Eggs, Golden Hash Browns, Bacon & Sausage, Eggs Benedict, Waffles with Berries & Whipped Cream, Green Salad, Turkey a la King, Noodles, Cabbage Rolls, Seasonal Desserts, Coffee & Tea Adults $16.95 | Seniors $14.95 Children 5–11 $12.95 (KIDS 4 & UNDER FREE)

DINNER BUFFET (5 – 8pm) Assorted Dinner Rolls, Seasonal Greens, Creamy Coleslaw, Relish Tray, Honey Glazed Carrots, Brussels Sprouts, Almond Broccoli, Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Yams, Roasted Turkey with Stuffing & Gravy, Honey and Orange Glazed Ham, Seasonal Desserts, Coffee & Tea Adults $22.95 | Seniors $20.95 Children 5–11 $16.95 (KIDS 4 & UNDER FREE)

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Don’t miss the TC’s Pub Witches Ball! Dance to the hot sounds of “Frenzy.” WITH DRINK SPECIALS & PRIZES. Come to TC’s Witches Ball and enjoy your favourite witches Brew!

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EVENTS - WHAT’S UP

Ron Irving returns: Timewalkers at the Max

After proposing to his wife-to-be back in 1980, Ron Irving wrote Bluebird Lullaby. “I wrote it for our wedding,” he told Powell River Living magazine. He released that song as a 45 with wife Sue singing harmonies while he sang and Bluebird Lullaby went to number one in Canada. Ten years later Anne Murray recorded it and Bluebird Lullaby became a top hit in the United States, a hit again in Canada and in Germany. “Bluebird Lullaby is probably my favourite,” he said. “That song launched me into being a songwriter, writing songs for other artists. It was really an important part of my career as an artist.” Ron, who grew up in Powell River, will be at the Max Cameron Theatre on Friday, October 14 with his band The Timewalkers. They’ll be performing hits from the 60s and 70s by the Eagles, Roy Orbison, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, The Beatles, and Sting along with their own original songs recorded by superstars like Michael Buble and Anne Murray. “People love our harmonies,” says Ron, who is excited to play in his hometown. The other multi talents in the band include Luke Isaac, Eli Bryan Nelson and Michael Vincent. “I went to the old Brooks and the original Max Cameron,” said Ron. He and his best friend, fellow musician Ron Campbell, studied under Charles and Nancy Stowell and grew up in the high school music program. “They were fabulous instructors,” he recalled. “Powell River was a great place to grow up.” After high school Ron headed to California, Nashville, and Toronto but still came back to Powell River to visit family. In fact, Ron and Sue were here earlier this summer to visit his brother and sister. Ron turned to country music and put together the award winning band Bootleg, who went on to top the national country charts with Ron’s hit songs leading the way. Anne Murray, Lee Greenwood and the Statler Bros all recorded his songs cementing his success as a songwriter. He later wrote pop music for Asian super-

Millbillys vs. Krakens

For the first time, the Powell River Millbillys will be hosting the Howe Sound Krakens for a charity hockey game. The past three seasons Powell River has travelled to Gibsons to play in Howe Sound’s home arena in a memorial game for a teammate who lost a short battle with cancer. Proceeds from those games have gone to the Cancer Society. These games have been terrific fun and the fundraising efforts in

star Jackie Cheung and Korean boy-band Shinwa as well as Michael Buble. Over 100 songs written by Ron have been recorded worldwide in six different languages. His songs have received many national awards and when he was inducted into the BC Country Music Hall of Fame in 2003 he was recognized as a writer, artist, performer and entertainer. Ron has always loved performing. He has three CDs out and put together the Timewalkers five years ago. “We have a lot of fun playing together. Everyone in the band is a songwriter. They’re all accomplished musicians.” Timewalkers will play two sets. “The first set will have more of a concert feel and the second set will be more like a party! We’ll invite people up on the stage to dance.” The Timewalkers will also play some songs from Brave New World, their new CD. “We’re going to have a great time,” he promised. The show begins at 7:30. Tickets are two for one at $29 and are available at PR Academy of Music, 32 Lakes Coffee, The Peak and Red Lion.

their community have been outstanding. As for our game, it will be “admission” by non-perishable food donation which will go to the Salvation Army. During the game we are going to hold a 50/50 draw with proceeds of that going towards supporting minor hockey. The game is going to be a ton of fun, light hearted and there should be many goals so bring out your family and cheer on the teams for a great cause! Hope to see you there! – Jordan Mitchell


Tiny Stories, big prizes

The Powell River Public Library’s annual microfiction contest is back with bigger prizes and more tiny stories to share. With the support of IslandLink Library Federation, they’ve pushed the contest borders. This year the contest is joined by Greater Victoria Public Library, Salt Spring Island Public Library, Coquitlam Public Library and Pemberton & District Public Library, with more to come! Winning stories from participating libraries will be shared on a province-wide website. Will Powell River’s tiny stories stand out in the crowd? We know it! Here’s the deal: 1) The story must be 420 characters or fewer – including spaces and punctuation 2) Up to three entries per author 3) Before entering, read the contest guidelines online Deadline: October 21 Great prizes for adult and youth entries. Send entries and queries to: tinystories@prpl.ca Happy writing!

Concert Series 2016 t 2017

Terence Tam violin & Lorraine Minn piano Terence Tam is consistently praised for his intense musicality and impressive technique, while Lorraine Minn has dazzled audiences internationally with her poetic artistry and brilliant virtuosity.

Tue, Oct 18, 7:30 pm • James Hall • $22 Edward Norman organ

Enjoy a Powell River first as Edward Norman brings to life the classic 1939 film the Hunchback of NotreDame, based on Victor Hugo’s novel of the same name – with live organ accompaniment.

Henderson Haunted House (H3)

DIY FUSION SASHIKO: Chart your own waters using ancient hand-sewing techniques at The Contemplative Stitch with Wendy Drummond this fall at VIU. Above, La Conner-based sashiko artist Sylvia Pippin’s whales panel joins local imagery and Japanese stitches: sylvia-pippen.com.

Step right up if you dare! This adult and teen-oriented event happens October 28th and 29th at the Henderson School fairgrounds, from 6:30-10 pm. This is the biggest fundraiser for the students of Henderson each year. All money raised goes back into the school to be used for an assortment of educational needs. Organizers do not recommend or encourage small children to attend. Free child care is provided on site if needed. Safety measures are taken if an attendee realizes it’s too much and needs to leave. This year will be bigger than before. Besides having a haunted house there will also be a midway of games people can play to win prizes. Expansions to the concessions include cotton candy and of course some ghoulish treats. Two new local food truck businesses, The Ice Cream Man and M.A.D. Chocolates, are also going to be part of the midway. Volunteers are welcome: Call Darren Nivens at 604414-4440.

Hand sewing & philosophy

Be part of the anonymous art show

If your brain needs some new waves this fall, look no further than at least two of the courses being offered at Vancouver Island University’s Powell River campus. The Contemplative Stitch meshes together the ancient craft of hand sewing with Zen and mindfulness. Wendy Drummond is teaching the five sessions – all Wednesday nights starting October 12 – which cover Japanese Sashiko to English paper piecing. After spending a 30-year career in computing, Wendy describes herself as being in “rehabilitation from technology (an ultra fast, very specific and defined environment)” and returning “to a peaceful, contented and slower engagement with fibre.” Register for one or all. $39 per night. The Philosopher’s Café is a drop-in for just $5, and happens Thursdays from 2 til 4 pm. Doctor of Philosophy Fred Guerin will lead discussions about environmental ethics: challenges and solutions; the place of technology in modern life; what role drama and music have in helping us understand the human condition; politics, religion and ideology; justice and punishment; practically embodied knowing and theoretical understanding etc. Many other new and radical courses are available through VIU Elder College and Continuing Education. www.pr.viu.ca.

The second annual 8x8 Anonymous show will return again this year to 32 Lakes Coffee in Townsite, November 21, 6 pm. All art is $88, and sold on a first-come firstserved basis, with the artist’s name revealed only after the sale. Last year, 138 works of art were exhibited, with more than half selling at the event. This year, patrons lining up at the door can enjoy hot beverages from 32 Lakes. Canvases are still available for artists. The 8x8” canvases can be purchased at the Library for $5. All proceeds from the event go toward the Pump Up the Volumes campaign – to buy more books and stuff for the new Library. - Gary Schilling

Are you a man? Do you want to play soccer?

Sat, Nov 5, 1:30 PM James Hall • $20

Celso Machado guitar & Academy Chamber Choir

Celso Machado is a wonderful example of the musical riches currently flowing into Canada from many parts of the world.

Tue, Nov 15, 7:30 PM James Hall • $20 Carols by Candlelight with Edward Norman organ

“Carols sung by Academy Choirs in historic Dwight Hall captures the spirit of Christmas.”

Fri, Dec 9, 7:30 PM • $20 Sat, Dec 10, 1:30 PM & 7:30 PM • $20 The Canadian Guitar Quartet

“The Canadian Guitar Quartet dazzled the audience with their secondto-none ensemble playing.”

— Benjamin Verdery, Classical Guitar magazine

Tue, Jan 24, 7:30 PM • James Hall • $22 Daniel Chow piano & Academy Chamber Choir

Pianist Daniel Chow is one of the most unique talents of his generation, having delighted audiences across North America, Europe and China.

Tue, Feb 14, 7:30 PM • James Hall • $20 Spring Sing

Academy Chamber Choir, Chor Musica Men’s Choir & Powell River Youth Choir… “sing a broad spectrum of music from composers throughout the ages…”

Tue, May 23, 7:30 PM • James Hall • $18

We’re looking for Men’s Soccer players ages 14 and up to reignite our Men’s Soccer League in Powell River. Soccer starts October 12th on Wednesday and Friday nights from 7-9 pm at Brooks Turf Field. Visit our Facebook page “Powell River Men’s Soccer League” for more details or contact Dean Thorsell at 604-414-4912 or deanthorsell@hotmail.ca. You can register on the facebook page or at The Lockeroom. - Dean Thorsell

SAVE with the Seven-Concert Package • $120 or purchase individual concert tickets at the Academy Box Office or at the door Students 18 & under free with a student ticket voucher (excluding Carols by Candlelight)

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ith the turning of the leaves and the drop of temperatures, it can only mean one thing for Powell River craft beer lovers: fall has arrived and the Powell River Craft Beer Festival is close at hand. Powell River is uniquely situated in the middle of “The West Coast Ale Trail,” a route connected by craft breweries. These are Persephone (Gibsons), Cumberland (Cumberland), Forbidden (Courtenay), Gladstone (Courtenay) and more, through Nanaimo (see graphic at right). This year’s festival features 13 breweries, seven of which are located on the West Coast Ale Trail - offering a rare chance to travel the Ale Trail without having to leave Powell River. Beer tourism is a relatively new phenomenon here in British Columbia but has thrived in places like Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington for years due to the fact that many, if not most breweries in those regions have on-site tasting lounges. As strange as it may sound to many, craft beer fanatics plan vacations around visiting breweries and well-marked trails like the West Coast Ale Trail attract beer tourists who travel from brewery to brewery. The economic spin-off to these communities is huge. These tourists need places to stay, places to eat, and they visit other local attractions, too. Tasting lounges are dedicated spaces in the breweries where craft beer lovers can enjoy their favourite beers fresh from

Beer Lingo ABV • Alcohol by Volume or the alcohol strength of the beer IBU • International Bittering Units. The higher numbers usually indicate a more bitter beer IPA • India Pale Ale which is a beer style that feature slightly higher alcohol levels and more hops forward flavour. Cask Conditioned • beer that undergoes a second fermentation in the vessel (cask) it is served from. No artificial gases are introduced to pour the beer. Known as “real ale”.

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CRAFT BEER FEST What: The third annual beer tasting and food event, organized by CAMRA Powell River. This year, 13 breweries, a homebrewer’s table, one cidery and one distillery are confirmed so far. When: Nov 12, 2-6 PM Where: Arc Community Theatre (7055 Alberni) Tickets: Sold out the first two years! There are 150 tickets for sale, starting Sept 30th (ticket info www.camrapowellriver.ca) Also: Proceeds to go to inclusion Powell River Finally: Powell River Living magazine is a major sponsor of the event. the source, often with the brew house – where the beer is produced – in plain sight, metres away. Tasting lounges are unique and as varied from brewery to brewery as the beers that are produced there and are probably the number one reason there has been an explosion of small, craft breweries in BC in small, rural settings. The lounges offer a way for the breweries to market their beers directly to the consumer. Townsite Brewery is no exception. Having been granted its lounge license endorsement this past summer, it now has a fully functioning tasting lounge where you can go enjoy a few beers, and food from local vendors, while chatting to other like-minded craft beer lovers. Although the brewery was popular before the tasting lounge endorsement was granted, the lounge has added a way for Townsite fans to connect directly with the brewery and those who work there and has been wildly successful. The tasting lounge has quickly become a gathering spot for locals who enjoy craft beer and over the summer attracted an array of beer tourists from Portland, Alaska, California, Belgium, Holland, England, Scotland, Australia and elsewhere.

Cheers, mate.

COURTENAY

CUMBERLAND

SECHELT Strait of Georgia Vancouver Island

GIBSONS

PARKSVILLE VANCOUVER

NANAIMO

NANAIMO White Sails Brewing 125 Comox Rd, Nanaimo 250-754-2337 whitesailsbrewing.com

Longwood Brewery 101A-2046 Boxwood Rd Nanaimo 250-591-2739 longwoodbeer.com

Wolf Brewing 940 Old Victoria Rd Nanaimo 250-716-2739 wolfbrewingcompany.com

COMOX VALLEY

SUNSHINE COAST

Forbidden Brewing

Townsite Brewing

1590 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay 250-702-7975 forbiddenbrewing.com

5824 Ash Ave Powell River 604-483-2111 townsitebrewing.com

Gladstone Brewing 244 4th St, Courtenay 250-879-1111 gladstonebrewing.ca

Cumberland Brewing 2732 Dunsmuir Ave Cumberland 250-400-2739 cumberlandbrewing.com

Persephone Brewing 1053 Stewart Rd Gibsons 778-462-3007 persephonebrewing.com

HOPPING DOWN THE ALE TRAIL: At the BC Beer Awards October 15 in Vancouver, the BC Ale Trail will officially launch. The initiative promotes seven self-guided craft brewery tourist routes in BC - one, in this graphic, features Townsite Brewing and Powell River. Tourism Powell River’s executive director Paul Kamon is one of the project leads behind the province-wide initiative (he also started Vancouver Craft Brew Week, which has grown to an enormous event.) Learn more about the Ale Trails at www.bcaletrail.ca.

CAMRA Powell River Is a branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) of BC which is a consumer advocacy society CAMRA BC has approximately 1,500 members, with 125 of those being members of our local branch Membership is $25/yr (individual) and $40 for couples. Membership gets you discounts at various craft beer events, local craft beer-friendly establishments and access to members-only events. More information can be found at camrapowellriver.ca or on Facebook at CAMRA Powell River.

Craft beer fanatics plan vacations around visiting breweries and well-marked trails like the West Coast Ale Trail attract beer tourists who travel from brewery to brewery.


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PLAN YOUR OCTOBER

Monday, October 10 Thanksgiving Monday Stat Thanksgiving Skate Recreation Complex: Kids shinny: 11 to 12:30; Adult shinny 1 to 2:30; Everyone welcome: 1:30 to 3 pm.

October 11 After the Flames: Fort McMurray Wildlife Recovery Join us for an evening with the Canadian Red Cross to learn about their role in supporting families and businesses in the recovery after the Fort McMurray Wildfires. 7 pm. PRRD Boardroom (Unit 103) 4675 Marine Avenue.

Men’s Soccer starts

October 12 & 13

To October 4

Thursday, October 6

Sully

Children’s Book Illustration with Deborah Zagwyn

7 pm at The Patricia

To October 13 Cloud Hands, with artist Meghan Hildebrand SPACE Gallery 4712 Marine Avenue

The award-winning local illustrator and author will share the nuts and bolts of preparing picture books. Trinity Hall, 7 pm. 604-485-8664

Fridays, October 7-14-21-28 Tiny Story Lab

To November 10 Coats for Kids & Families drop-off Annual collection of gently used coats in all sizes. Drop boxes at TC mall office, Wal-Mart, Salvation Army and Westview Baptist church

To November 15

From 4-5 pm at the Library. Do you want to enter the 420 Characters Tiny Story Contest but aren’t sure where to begin? All ages welcome. Drop in and try!

October 7 – 11 Bridget Jones’ Baby 7 pm at The Patricia

Time and Tide art show Works by David Molyneaux at Dancing Tree Gallery.

October 5 & 6 Captain Fantastic 7 pm at The Patricia and 1:30 pm Thursday Matinee

Sunday, October 9 Thanksgiving Sunday 21st annual Loon Lake Race 13.2 km walk/bike starting at 10 am, and a 13.2 km run or 7 km walk at 11 am. sunshinecoastathletics. org. Proceeds go to the Special Olympics.

October 6 to 12 Fire Prevention Week

Café Society 7 pm at The Patricia & 1:30 pm Thursday Matinee

October 14 – 18 Storks in 3D 7 pm at The Patricia & 1:30 pm Weekend Matinees

Friday, October 14 Timewalkers 7:30 pm, Max Cameron.

Laser Light Video Skate Rec Complex, 7 to 10 pm. Pre-purchase tickets. Single $5. Family: $15. Three & under: free.

Texture & Light CD release: Space Odyssey 9 pm Red Lion. $5 at door / 19 +

3D The Legion at 8 pm. Daniel Richard, bass & vocals, Dana Rewega, guitar, harp, piano & vocals and Dave McMaster, drums. Members (advance): $12, nonmembers & at door: $15

Saturday, October 15 Sea Snake Sunday 2:30 to 3:30, Rec Complex during the Everyone Welcome swim.

Powell River Fire Rescue Open House 10 til 2 pm, firehall

Kiwanis Garage Sale 4943 Kiwanis, 10 am to 1 pm.

Introduction to using the 3D printer From 1 to 4 pm. Preregistration is required via prmakerspace.com.

Malaspina Fire Department Open House 11 am to 3 pm at the #1 Fire Hall 9999 Hwy 101

Theme: Prevent kitchen fires. fpw.org

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TheChad with Papa D CJMP’s resident funk soul DJ theChad will throw down a healthy mix of Funk, Latin, Cumbia, Afrobeat, Hiphop and Soul in the intimate confines of Powell Rivers only place for underground sounds, The Red Lion Pub. Only $2 at the door.

Fall Ball and World Class Jam

One Voices Choir first night

- Little Pharmer

Fall Auction Powell River United Church 6 pm. A fun evening with friends and family while bidding for produce, pies, specialty breads, canning, Halloween stuff (for kids to bid on) and more. $3 for pie and coffee.

Carlson Club Hall, $10. Sam Hurrie with his friends Buffalo Saunders, Peter Howey, Rob Reed, Dennis Fox, Ron Campbell and many more. This event brought to you by the Powell River Brain Injury Society.

Fun & informal choir for all voices. Led by Annabelle while Julia is away at school. 7 pm Cranberry Hall.

See the local band live October 21 at The Red Lion.

Fall Bazaar Health Care Auxiliary, 10 am to 2 pm, Recreation Complex. Contact Gaye Culos 604-485-2392

Wednesday, October 12 7 to 9 pm Brooks Field. See What’s Up Page 31.

“I don’t buy groceries at this time of year I prefer foraging wild like some deer I will buy even less groceries next year slowly my grocery bill’s gonna disappear.”

Saturday, October 15 (cont)

Catalyst Millbillys vs. Howe Sound Krakens 6:30 pm Hap Parker. Bring your family out and support the Salvation Army with a non-perishable food item and enjoy a light-hearted hockey game!

Italian Community Club 79th annual Dinner and Dance Traditional Italian meal handmade by the Devita family. Music by Jim Baron $35 per person. Tickets at Underwriters Insurance, Massullo Motors, and Mitchell Bros. 604-485-5602.

Sunday, October 16 Bag a Buck Book Sale 4943 Kiwanis Ave, 10 am - 1 pm

Single Seniors night A fun evening of dinner, cards and entertainment. 5:30 pm at Trinity Hall. For info call 604-485-4296

Zero Waste Fair 3 to 4:30 pm, Evergreen Theatre. Interactive displays & 3D printer demonstration, Speaker’s Forum. For more info visit letstalktrash.ca

Wine Tasting 2 to 4 pm, Carlson Community Club. Showcasing this year’s limited edition wines with a unique food pairing. $20 per person with the proceeds going towards The Grace House Society. Tickets can be purchased at the Westview U-Vin, 7030 Glacier St.

Tuesday, October 18 Mary Flower 7:30 pm, Cran Hall. Based in Portland, Mary Flower performed this past summer at the Vancouver Island, Vancouver and Harrison music festivals and is one of the best singers and Piedmont-style guitarists touring today. She also plays a mean slide guitar. $20

An evening of Wine & Art 6:30 to 8:30 pm at The Old Courthouse Inn. With Ursula Medley. $50 includes wine tasting and art supplies. Limited seats available.

Visit T&R’s garden centre for a full selection of soils for fall planting - garden and grass.

We’ll be closed weekends after mid-October. Our last open Saturday will be Oct. 15.

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Tuesday, October 18 (cont)

Saturday, October 22 (cont)

Terrance Tam, violin and Lorraine Minn, piano

10-4 pm, Cranberry Seniors Centre. See ad on Page 22.

7:30 pm James Hall. Terence Tam is consistently praised for his unique musicality and impressive technique, while Lorraine Minn has dazzled audiences internationally with her poetic artistry and brilliant virtuosity. Tickets $22 / Students 18 & under free with a student ticket voucher

Wednesday, October 19 Aquacise Birthday 1:30 pm cake on the deck for everyone’s birthday.

October 19 & 20 Last Cab to Darwin 7 pm at The Patricia & 1:30 pm Thursday Matinee

Thursday, October 20 The Great BC Shake Out At 10:20 am, “Drop, Cover and Hold On” during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills. Millions of people around the world participate. See the ad on Page 25.

ABRA CADABRA: A Tribute to the Music and Magic of ABBA Evergreen Theatre, 7:30 pm Tickets $42.00 available at the Powell River Recreation Centre Box Office or by phone 604-485-2891. See ad on Page 10.

Friday, October 21 SD47 Pro-D Day Programs at the Rec Complex Kids Club daycamp 9 to 3 pm; Youth Leadership Training 9 to 3 pm; Kids shinny 9:15 to 10:45; Everyone Welcome Skate 1:30 to 3 pm.

Super Hero Training Camp Keep your child busy and active on the Pro D day with this one-time only experience at Sheridan Dance Academy. 2.5 hours for $15 or $20 for two kids. Register at sheridandanceacademy.ca

Little Pharmer Red Lion 9 pm, $10 at the door.

October 21 - 25 The Magnificent Seven 7 pm at The Patricia

Weekend, October 21-23 Sunshine Coast Art Crawl Join friends and take a scenic coastal tour of 130+ galleries, studios and more. Visit the website at sunshinecoastartcrawl.com for more information.

WIB Artisan & Entrepreneur Show Old Courthouse / 40 Knots LGBT & anti-bullying pink bubbly launch 1-2:30 pm at Edie Rae’s Café. Come out and meet the artists, buy a bottle and get it signed! Proceeds to the Powell River Pride Society. $40 per bottle and $5 per signature

12th Pacific Salmon Foundation Gala Dinner & Auction. Dwight Hall, with dinner by Dave Bowes. $50 per person. See ad on Page 21.

Youth Mural Workshop with Luke Ramsey From 2-5 pm at Powell River Academy of Music. Youth 11+ . Collaborate with international muralist Luke Ramsey designing a mural for the Teen Room in the new Powell River Public Library. Space is limited to 12 participants on a first-come basis. Visit prpl.ca

Friday, October 28

Saturday, October 29

Pumpkin Pool Party

Halloween Party

10 to 11:30 party for preschoolers.

At the Carlson Community Club, band Paradise starts at 8 pm. Prizes for best costumes.

Weekend, October 22 – 23

Halloween Skate

Cedar Basket Weaving Workshop

Games video and treats. Come in costume for prizes! 7 to 9 pm.

At the Tla’amin Convenience Store. Participants are provided with all materials and full instruction by local Coast Salish weaver Sosan Blaney. A delicious seafood lunch will be provided on both days. $210 /person plus GST (materials & lunch included.) Please call 604-578-1112 or 604-414-0269 to reserve your spot.

Cedar Hat Weaving Workshop At the Powell River Historical Museum, with Heiltsuk carver and weaver Ivan Rosypyske. 9 til 3 both days. $275. 604-485-2222.

October 25 & 26 Flu shot health fair 9:30 to 2:30, Recreation Complex. See ad on Page 25.

Tuesday, October 25 An evening of Wine & Art 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at The Old Courthouse Inn. With Ursula Medley. $50 includes wine tasting and art supplies. Limited seats available.

October 26 & 27 Indignation 7 pm at The Patricia & 1:30 pm Thursday Matinee

Thursday, October 27 Tim Balzer: The Information Front

Saturday, October 22

Military historian Tim Balzer will talk about the Canadian Army’s public relations units during World War Two. 1 pm at the Royal Canadian Legion. For info contact Mark at 604-485-8664.

Disguise-making for kids

Friday, October 28

Fun & free workshop put on by the Library at Trinity Hall (the United Church at 6932 Crofton Street.) 10:30 am til noon. For more info, contact Deb Zagwyn at 604-485-4796.

PLAN YOUR HALLOWE’EN

Cher

Frightening Flick Halloween Event 8 pm - 12 am on the 28th: That Sugar Vault’s movie themed costume contest with prizes! $15 ticket at River City Coffee & That Sugar Vault includes appy buffet and one drink.

Rockfish Halloween Pirate Theme Party

Witch’s Ball At TC’s Pub. Live music starting at 9 pm, drink specials and prizes. No cover.

H3 presents: Step Right Up, If You Dare A ghoulish haunted house and midway for adults and teens. The year’s biggest fundraiser for Henderson Elementary School. Henderson School fairgrounds. 6:30-10 pm both nights.

The Haunted Ball 2016

Red Lion Pub, $10 cover, 9 pm.

H3 presents: Step Right Up, If You Dare A ghoulish haunted house and midway for adults and teens. The year’s biggest fundraiser for Henderson Elementary School. Henderson School fairgrounds. 6:30-10 pm both nights.

8 pm at Dwight Hall, presented by The Vale. Musical and theatrical performances, interactive art displays, exciting games, and spoooooooky refreshments! For more info, check out this event’s Facebook page.

Monday, October 31

Friday to Monday, October 28 to 31

Halloween Trick or treat!

Frightening Flick Halloween Event At That Sugar Vault. Halloween movies all weekend; come by, show off your costume and get entered to win two Banana Splits!

Town Centre Mall trick-or-treating From 9:30 am to 5:30 pm

Weekend, October 29 – 30

Monday, October 31

Fall Bootcamp

Halloween Tiny Story Contest Deadline

The Urban Homesteading School’s fall bootcamp focuses on Food Preservation, but there will be gardening and other useful classes too. Saturday will take place at Sycamore Commons (Townsite Anglican Church) and Sunday at the Seniors Centre kitchen in Cranberry. Learn more at uhspr.ca

Write your 420 characters. Give them to the library.

Saturday, October 29 Arduino II Halloween Edition From 1 to 4 pm at Makerspace. Preregistration required at classes@prmakerspace.com

Nov 5 Anglican Bazaar and Tea Nov 5 Vinyl Flip Nov 10 Allison Crowe at The Patricia Nov 12 Powell RIver Craft Beer Festival

8 pm, Legion. Bonnie Kilroe! You’ve seen her as Patsy Cline. Come and rock out with Cher! Tickets $25 ($30 non members and at the door).

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AcAdemy of music TICKETS Academy Box Office 7280 Kemano St 604 485-9633 Mon – Thur 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Buy online at powellriveracademy.org

Face your battles

TERENCE TAM, violin & LORRAINE MINN, piano

Tuesday, Oct 18 at 7:30 pm James Hall • $22 Intense musicality and impressive technique, combined with poetic artistry and brilliant virtuosity.

EDWARD NORMAN, organ

Saturday, Nov 5 at 1:30 pm James Hall • $20 The classic 1939 film The Hunchback of Notre-Dame is brought to life – with live organ accompaniment.

Try boxing. It’s fun and it’s FREE! 5 to 6:30 Mon, Wed & Fri Powell River Boxing Club gym at Oceanview Education Centre. For more info call, 604 485-7095

Powell River Tarot: a community reading, by Teresa Harwood-Lynn Teresa is available for individual readings, parties and special events. You can contact her directly at 604-485-5620 or by email at teresaann@telus.net

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ometimes I get so wrapped up in things I begin to take myself too seriously, so this month I thought I’d have some fun and create a Powell River tarot card for our community reading. Welcome to the Emperor of the Golden Stanley; a man of age, wisdom and his fair share of battle wounds. We can see by the wrinkles in his armour that he has fought the good fight and come out ahead. His wounds and scars are a testament to a full and daring life. Our Emperor wears no crown, a sign that he is a humble leader. His throne is made of natural resources

Emperor of the

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symbol of both the crescent moon and the star. From this we know that both women and men are equally welcome to avail themselves of his facilities. Notice that the trees and undergrowth are evergreen. This is a reminder that sometimes staying the course and weathering the storm, rather than changing direction, will yield the results you are looking for. The rocks in the card are obstacles that have been moved to clear a path; what obstacles are getting in your way and how might you move them? This card is about leadership, structure and responsibility. If your world seems chaotic it might be time to take the bull by the horns and organize yourself once and for all.

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Gel Nail special To celebrate Melissa’s new venture with Gel nails we are offering a full set for $50 and fills for $30 starting October 1st

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skillfully put together by his loyal subjects, an indication that he has garnered the respect and loyalty of his community. His staff and wand are the tools of his trade and are proof that he will roll up his sleeves and work along side his people. Our emperor is truly a servantleader. His long beard tells us he is a man of experience and inner strength. The red cloth of his shirt represents life, energy and enthusiasm. The Emperor is portrayed in both shadow and light inviting us to take a deeper look at ourselves. The castle, though somewhat modest, carries the

If you feel like you are constantly at war, pick your battles carefully and choose only those that move you forward. We use symbolism every day. A red hexagon is a symbol to stop. The alphabet is a series of symbols to help us communicate. How can you create symbols and find meaning out of the everyday things around you, and how might they help you realize your dreams? Thank you to Scott Glaspey, our “Emperor of the Golden Stanley” and to David Bedry for allowing the use of his photo. Five dollars from every October reading will be donated to PRPAWS for the work they do on the Sunshine Coast Trail.

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’d never been on an overnight hiking trip before Alex, my 17-year-old son, invited me to go to Wednesday Lake with him on Labour Day weekend. “Sure,” I said, thinking what a great opportunity it would be to spend some one-on-one time with my son. I imagined myself skipping up hills, jumping over logs and barely breaking a bead. After all, I am a jogger. I can trot the 8½ kilometer circle route from Willingdon Beach to the complex and back. I felt fairly confident as I packed. To backtrack a bit, I was Alex’s last choice as a hiking partner. Everyone else he’d asked was either working, away or didn’t want to do an overnight hike. But Alex was bound and determined to go. He had a new Whisperlite stove, a Thermarest and a water filtration system he wanted to try out. So we set off on a sunny September afternoon. On our way to Lund, I asked Alex if he had any bear spray. I’d heard recently that a bear’s sense of smell is so acute that they can smell meat from 20 miles away. I didn’t want to be supper for Mr. Bear so we stopped at the Lund store and spent $60 on bear spray and chocolate. “Mom, you’re way too paranoid,” said Alex, shrugging his shoulders. We parked on Baggi Road and walked in. It was flat at first, nice and inviting. We took a wrong turn that wasn’t really a wrong turn, just a harder route. “You guys took the long way,” observed a couple with a dog we met on route. The hike to Manzanita Bluffs is challenging. Before long I was drenched and puffing. We weren’t in a rush and the day was spectacular so we stopped and rested whenever we felt like it. There are a lot of uphill climbs on gnarly, rooty paths, over rocks and logs. Not flat trails covered in crushed gravel like I’m used to. The muscles in my butt screamed in agony: “Why are you doing this?” “Because I can,” I replied. I gratefully unstrapped my backpack when we reached Manzanita and sat down at the picnic table. Over a lunch of cheese, crackers and pepperoni, washed down by a couple litres of water, we chatted with a couple other hikers. The view from the bluffs is amazing. You can see Savary, Hernando and Major Rock. The great big sky, the woods, the never-ending vista. Before long, our energy returned and it was time to carry onto Wednesday Lake. Part two of our hike (which was supposed to be 8 km each way but because

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The wrong trail was all right of a wrong turn it was closer to 9) took a bit longer than the first part. More uphills, more beautiful scenery. And the moss! I’d never seen such beautiful moss in so many colours. It carpeted the forest floor and hung eerily from branches of trees, creating a magical, mystical space somewhere between today, tomorrow and yesterday where anything is possible. But I was tired. This was harder, way harder, than I figured it would be. Alex handed me a stick, which helped a lot, but there wasn’t much gas left in my tank by the time we reached our destination. It truly was one of those magical September days. A nice lazy swim after a good workout was just what we needed. I lay in the sun while Alex set up the tent. It’s nice to do nothing but sit and watch the leaves flutter in the breeze and listen to the sounds of the woods. Life is too busy, I thought as I drifted off to sleep. A young woman from Kitchener, Ontario wandered into our campsite later that afternoon. Sarah was hiking the trail alone. She’d hiked the Appalachian Trail, hiked in Asia and now wanted to tackle the Sunshine Coast Trail. She’d been dropped off at Sarah Point earlier that day and was on her way to Manzanita Hut for the night. I was impressed. She travelled light. “No stove,” she said confiding in us that she was eating tortilla wraps and peanut butter. Alex filled up her water bottles and she was on her way. The Whisperlite stove came out and before long we had a gourmet dinner of Ichiban noodles and fried zucchini but the whole time I couldn’t stop thinking about bears. “We can’t have beef jerky and pepperoni in the tent,” I told Alex. “I’m going to put it in the comments box,” (which was about 100 feet away from our tent). That way, instead of eating us, the bears would open the comments box, eat the jerky and leave. Alex shook his head. “Whatever makes you happy Mom,” he said. My plan must have been brilliant because the bears didn’t bother us. The next day was muggy but despite the threat of rain, only a few drops fell. We hiked back the way we’d come with the first part being the hardest. I felt pretty good by the time we reached the car. “I did it!” I thought. It was a challenge for sure, but I did it, and best of all, got to spend some time with my youngest son.

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“What’s the best thing about Westview Elementary School?” Student Carson Mode, Grade 5 (above, with Principal Scott Fisher) “It’s huge and it has a big gym for everyone to play in. It’s up to date and we have a separate playground for the kindergarteners.” Student Neve Winnill, Grade 5 (below) “I like the staff here, they are really nice! I also love sports; my favourite subject is PE.”

t’s hard to believe the newest school in the District is four years old. With 334 students, Westview Elementary School is School District 47’s largest elementary school. It has 13 classrooms, a Strong Start Program and a Success By 6 office. Principal Scott Fisher, who is celebrating his third year at the school, is excited to have the field back in action as well as a new, expanded playground added over the summer. Spinners, a rope-climbing wall, and swings were added thanks to funding from Westview’s Parent Advisory Council (PAC) and School District #47. Inside Westview, “the rooms are really well-designed,” said Scott. “We are still finding new ways to use them to their full potential.” Projectors, whiteboards, sound fields, automatic on/off lighting and heating are unique features that help provide a comfortable learning space. As Westview is a two-level school, younger students attend class on the main level while the older students are upstairs. In spite of the separation, students are still united, said Scott explaining how the school’s buddy class system operates. “Older students are paired with younger buddies. A Grade 7 student might be paired with a Kindergarten student and he or she spends time with his or her “buddy” reading or doing an activity together. Teachers create a learning experience for them to do together each week,” Scott explained. “It’s about building leadership and we find that beneficial for all our students.” Westview Elementary School caters to the total education of the student. A dedication

to the fine arts and athletics are important as well as focusing on the core foundations of learning. Although the school is large, staff members are working hard to create a close community within the school. “We have a great PAC and our parents and teachers are working together to make sure we are moving in the same direction. At a recent open house, a number of community agencies including the library, recreation complex, public and mental health and the Friends of Powell River, attended to let parents know what is available in the community to support Westview students. Westview Elementary is active on social media sites such as Twitter and have a YAPP. The Web page is set up to navigate easily and keep the community connected. “We prefer sending our newsletters and notices home electronically as it gets home faster, is in full colour, and allows us to link to interesting articles and relevant webpages.” said Scott. Instead of a motto for the new school, Westview staff collaborated to create a Wordle (word cloud). “It identifies the things we want our students to take with them when they leave Westview Elementary” said Scott. With nearly 30 years of teaching to his credit, Scott has a few gray hairs on his head, but that doesn’t stop him from shooting hoops or kicking a soccer ball around with the students at recess and lunch. “I feel pretty lucky to be able to work with the incredible youth of Powell River in such a fabulous building. Together with the great community here at Westview, we hope to launch our youth to new heights in their learning.”

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