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Nathan Rebbetoy adjusting a cherry wood spline for final fit. Photo: Bruno Long
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Photos left to right: 1. A beautiful and unique BBQ cover. 2. Two horse-logged cedar trees joined together using mortise and tenon joinery. 3. Curved knee braces join into curved beams to capture the view of downtown Revelstoke and Albert Peak. 4. Timber rafters are installed along with roof and wall systems. The timbers will be seen from the inside for the owners to enjoy. Photos: Nathan Rebbetoy
The Heart and Soul of Timber Framing by Pauline Hunt
The word ‘artist’ usually summons thoughts of painters, sculptors or someone who draws. But there are many other kinds of artists and deep in the mountainous forests of B.C. there are artists who work with trees. Nathan Rebbetoy is one such person - a timber framer who works with locally-grown wood. Nathan has lived in Revelstoke for the past six years and founded the company Soulwood Timber Frames in 2010. He received his training at the College of the Rockies in Cranbrook, B.C. in the Timber Framing Program and is now in his fourth year of his journeyman carpenter apprenticeship. In talking with Nathan about his profession you are immediately struck with his love for the craft. Being a timber framer is not just about cutting the wood so it fits together. It is a process. Nathan will meet the client to get a feel for what they need and want. Then he will come up with a workable design that both meets their expectations and is beautiful to look at. “What I can do with the design is just as important as my skills with the wood,” says Nathan. “I love seeing the customers happy. At the end of the day you know you've nailed it for them.”
of building with dimensional lumber made it the material of choice for the last 200 years or so. However, craftsmen have always valued the beautiful lines of a timber framed building and the tradition has been preserved. True timber framing does not use nails or screws but rather mortise and tenon joinery or more complex joints that are fastened using only wooden pegs. Mortise and tenon joinery consists of two pieces; a hole, or mortise, with the tenon cut to fit the mortise hole exactly. This type of joint may be glued, pinned or wedged to lock it in place. “I love customers who appreciate my work,” explains Nathan. “I wouldn't want to work on a development where there were fifty of the same houses. I don't feel there would be any appreciation or love from the homeowners. I put a lot of time and love into my work.” Not one to be lured into monster home design Nathan states, “Ultimately what I'd like to do is build 1500 square foot homes that are really artistically made.” Nathan prefers to quietly hone his skills here in Revelstoke taking on projects that challenge him both artistically and skill-wise. He has great respect for the Japanese timber framers; their style, precision, love and care for the wood are most admirable, he believes. Nathan has recently completed a full house, which can be seen on the west side above the Columbia River.
Although the design part of the process is not his focus he will often work with local residential designers, who will suit the client's style and will then design the timber work within that.
"The naturally curved beams were horse-logged off the costumer's property. After raising the frame [we installed] timber rafters along with roof and wall systems. The timbers will be seen from the inside for the owners to enjoy.
Timber framing is seeing a bit of a resurgence in style lately and it is actually one of the oldest styles of building. When the sawmill was invented, around the late 1800s, timber framing died out. The ease
“It is a pretty exciting time for the homeowners when you see big sections of your house go up in a day,” says Nathan. He has worked on many smaller projects such as renovations, gazebos and other 2
structures. He is thoughtful and careful about his design and does his best to make a renovation blend in to look like it was there from the beginning. As for the future Nathan plans to find a chunk of land, build a shop and expand his business as he can manage, still giving the clients his full attention to detail. Have a look at Nathan Rebbetoy's website for more pictures of his beautiful work. www.soulwoodtimbers.com
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In the 70's dad set me up for a lifetime of music-loving. Photo: Cecilia Lea
In The Spirit of Music by Heather Lea
My first memory of music having its effect on me was around 11 years old. My dad made his career as a Greyhound bus driver and often my sister, Cindy, and I would go along on one of his many trips across the province. We loved these journeys; we got to eat lots of junk, swim in hotel pools and felt proud we knew the driver. One night very late after dropping off all the passengers at the Calgary depot dad was winding the bus through the pre-dawn streets back to the downtown garage. Suddenly the intro to Don Henley’s Boys of Summer poured out of surprisingly good bus speakers. The strong beginning of that song mixed with the eery, prostitute-clad streets and being a kid up in the middle of the night struck something in me. That may have been the first time I realized music combined with environment can have a profound effect. As a result I love that song and whenever I hear it, visions of my sister and I riding shotgun in that empty Greyhound with dad steering through the dark streets comes to mind. Music has always been huge in our family. My sister and I often joke about the times we were trying to sleep at night in our little house when suddenly ABBA would come out of nowhere, jostling us from dozing. Mom is a night owl and back then she would often clean the house late at night while waiting for dad to return from work. There simply had to be music to make cleaning a more enjoyable process. Mom would make good use of this time with the kids in bed to tidy up and practice her signing. My mom is a beautiful singer. She has played several significant roles in musical town plays such as Maria in Sounds of Music, Mama Morton in Chicago and the narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. She got into playing these parts in musicals much later after my sister and I were grown up and moved out. In every town my parents have lived in since, mom has become known for her incredible vocal range, a talent she mastered late at night while cleaning maybe, but it also seemed to be in her genes. My grandma, her mother, also had a wonderful voice. She would sing at church and at the Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton as part of a choir for Robert Goulet, a well-known Canadian singer and actor, who made numerous appearances in Las Vegas.
Having two parents so into music of varying genres gave both my sister and I eclectic music tastes of our own. Cindy and I have a strong sisterly bond in that we are constantly e-mailing each other about songs to download and texting each other about what concerts we’re at. For special occasions we would make each other mixed tapes and CD’s of our favourite songs and be excited when the other would write to say how they were listening to that CD over and over again. At one point we got into making CD’s for dad. I still laugh when I think of the time we pulled up to our grandparents’ home for dinner one evening blasting The Shamen's Move Any Mountain from the Delta ’88 Oldsmobile speakers. This was a rather dancey CD Cindy and I had just picked up and dad was letting us play it en route much to mom's annoyance. There we were an average family of four going over to grandma and grandpa’s for roast beef just playing your everyday techno.
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After that dad actually asked for a CD copy of that disc and we thought that was cool. Cindy and I have made him a few CD’s over the years – some of which he’s liked and others not so much. Not too long ago I borrowed my dad’s truck and when I turned on the stereo I was greeted with some techno re-mixed versions of Beatles tunes. “He’s still into it,” I chuckled. Cindy and I think we have pretty good taste in music. We don’t go for much Top 40 or pop. We both love the more obscure, alternative finds that most people have never heard of. It makes us feel more informed, more devoted to the music scene when we can appreciate something that isn’t force-fed to us from radio stations re-playing the same song. Guess that’s what happens when your childhood is played to an assorted soundtrack from Zamfir to Olivia Newton John and The Beatles to Pink Floyd. My parents still surround themselves with music. Mom still acts in musicals and dad still plays tunes whenever he drives. They don’t necessarily like each other’s music all the time so some compromising has to be done. But every now and then they’ll pull out some oldie's classics from when they met and get all starry-eyed while signing to each other over the scrabble board. It makes me happy when I can witness these exchanges and see how music brings back their memories of when they met and fell in love.
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Perplexing leftovers found while cleaning up a grow op in Salmon Arm. Photos: John Devitt
The Grow Op Next Door
Amazingly neighbours in the area had no idea the house in question had been used as a large-scale marijuana grow op. Frequently throughout the by John Devitt day people would stop us as we were throwing dozens of two by six's into The pickup truck I ride in winds its way through suburbia in Salmon Arm. the massive dumpster asking what we were doing. The crew and I are on our way to a former marijuana grow op to spend the day clearing it of who knows what. The houses we pass look brand new, Despite the family atmosphere of this busy neighbourhood no one knew probably only built within the past few years. Mastercraft ski boats sit in what had been going on. The growers would transport materials in and most driveways along with children’s play sets and basketball hoops. We out during the night most likely appearing as though they were merely pull into the driveway of the “house” next to a family run daycare. This renovating a basement. Venting of the filtering system would occur in the wee hours of the morning while most people were fast asleep and wouldn't neighbourhood could be anywhere. notice the noxious smells emanating from the home. Chuck Ferguson, owner and operator of Revy Holdings, takes me through the front door of this million-dollar home. A man of countless trades, one Staff Sergeant Olsen explains Revelstoke is a good place for these kinds of of Chuck’s many businesses is in the field of property management. Re- operations to hide out. cently he was hired to clear out a home that had been used as an illegal marijuana grow operation. “We’re in the middle of nowhere with lots of “I can’t believe they just left all this stuff here,” he says as we wander through the fully furnished main floor. The smell of chemicals assaults me before we’ve even gone a few steps.
“Think of all those poisonous, mouldy materials just ending up in the landfill after.”
In the garage the wall is ripped open to reveal the electrical intake. It is clear the wiring had been spliced to hook up to a generator, likely to bypass the B.C. Hydro Smart Meter connected on the exterior wall. Once we move into the basement the scale of the operation becomes even clearer. Venting and ducts are punched through walls everywhere, wiring has been re-routed and dozens of outlets installed into the ceilings. Irrigation tubing hangs everywhere. Rooms filled with stepped shelving hold approximately 500 pots full of dried out, mouldy dirt left over from when the police busted the operation last fall. After only 20 minutes we all can “taste” the chemicals in our throats. This grow op has used industrial grade chemicals and fertilizers, which helps to increase yield. Donning protective masks we begin the daylong task of ripping out all signs of this operation.
area and not a lot of established residents.” She is referring to the many rental homes owned by absentee landlords, endemic of a resort community. “Done properly, neighbours would never notice if the house next to theirs was being used to grow marijuana.”
Indoor and outdoor grow operations are all over Revelstoke; more than you may think. Olsen is unable to comment on specifics due to ongoing investigations however, she explains the outdoor conditions in the region are ideal for those who know how to grow. Substance abuse in Revelstoke is prevalent. Olsen cites crystal meth, crack, ecstasy and large amounts of cocaine and marijuana as problematic in the community.
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“Abuse of anything is a problem,” she says. “Some of the stronger, uglier drugs used once already constitute abuse [...] compared with 20 or 30 years ago the THC value of marijuana is much, much higher than it was putting it on par with some of those stronger narcotics.”
Back in Revelstoke, Staff Sergeant Jacquie Olsen of the Revelstoke RCMP detachment tells me homes like this need to be completely renovated be- The environmental impacts of these operations cannot be understated. After spending all day clearing out the basefore they can be made livable again. ment our work crew drains bottle after bottle of water to “The house cannot be legally sold in that condition,” she says. “The health try and get rid of the chemical taste in our mouths. risks are enormous not to mention damage to the plumbing and electrical systems. For example the grow house that was found on Nichol Road [in The house is a complete write-off. I can only imagine the extent of renovations that need to be done before Revelstoke] needed extensive renovations.” this house is suitable for a family to live in. Likely it As we cleaned out the basement room by room we came across dozens will have to be completely stripped to determine how of garbage bags full of dirt. When I ask Olsen she explains this was likely much rot has occurred to the frame and then rebuilt used soil already contaminated with industrial level chemicals. from the inside out. “This isn’t the ‘miracle grow’ you find at the hardware store," she says. “It has to be disposed of somehow and more often than not they’ll just toss it into a river somewhere.”
As we get ready to leave after this tough job another neighbour drops over to see what we’ve been up to. After telling him he shares the rumour that there is another one of these grow houses just a couple of doors down the block.
In its purest form those chemicals are simply dumped straight down the drain all ending up in the water supply. I tell Olsen about the stench and taste of those chemicals and how easy it was to remove drywall by hand. Pulling away from the house and winding our way back Rotted through it would just peel straight off the studs. out of the suburban streets it is easy to wonder just how “Think of all those poisonous, mouldy materials just ending up in the many more are hidden away among hundreds of homes in this upscale neighbourhood. landfill after, as well” she says.
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The world pauses as the fragments of bowl settle themselves on the floor among pools of milk and pillows of wheat. With complete disregard for the sudden stillness the baby’s screeching gains strength and momentum.
Lack of sleep is not just like torture; it is torture. Sleep deprivation has actually been used in numerous wartime settings as Prolonged sleep deprivation can turn a normally mild-mannered a method of torture that leaves no physical evidence. Victims individual into an irritable, short tempered, overly sensitive, continually deprived of sleep lose their ability to act and think stressed-out, crazy person. Many factors can contribute to a less coherently and eventually suffer disorientation, paranoia and than perfect night’s sleep; shift work makes a hallucinations. Like treating a patient with mediregular sleep routine impossible while stress cations to make them psychotic, those who have "Lack of sleep is can make it difficult to get to sleep, your busy suffered sleep deprivation torture describe the not just like torture; need for sleep to be more urgent than even hunger mind refusing to shut down. But nothing ensures a long stretch of continuous sleep or thirst. Purportedly used by the Soviets during it is torture." deprivation like having a baby. the Cold War, the Japanese during World War II and the British Army in the 1970s while interrogatShort-term effects of sleep deprivation include irritability, care- ing people suspected of being part of the Irish Republic Army, lessness, an inability to concentrate, slow reaction times and sleep deprivation is a non-violent form of torture that has been stress. In the long-term however, its effects are far more serious. used to break the resistance of prisoners throughout history.
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speeds up. If woken during this stage people often recall strange, convoluted scenarios, called dreams, playing out in their heads. Which stage of sleep one is woken in can determine their state of mind upon awakening. Refreshed and rested or dazed and out of sorts - what we sometimes refer to as ‘waking up on the wrong side of bed.’
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Like aging in fast forward, longterm sleep derivation has been shown to cause memory loss, metabolism issues, depression, obesity, weakened immunity, diabetes and high blood pressure.
So we know that lack of sleep affects our physical and mental health, its effects ranging from simple fatigue, irritability and stress to depression and more serious psychological issues. This helps to explain why exhausted new parents may occasionally be seen hurling things across the living room. It is simply beyond their control.
Sleep is just as important as proper nutrition and exercise, though it is often overlooked in the quest for overall good health.
The screeching gains momentum in the darkened home. While the world beyond slumbers peacefully the baby continues his merciless wailing. His tenacity is impressive; he can go on unabated for hours if left unattended. Earplugs are only mildly effective.
One sleep cycle lasts on average 90 to 110 minutes and is broken down into five stages. During the first stage sleep is light and one is easily wakened.
“I don’t think he’s going to stop,” Dad might mumble blearily from beneath his pillow; a small, subtle hint that chips away at Mom’s daytime resolve to let him ‘cry it out.’ It is a battle of wills and the baby is an excellent player. Slowly he tests the sanity of both parents, leaving them beleaguered and on edge, prone to irrational anger and bouts of frustrated tears. Finally, defeated once again, Mom stumbles down the darkened staircase to her place beside the crib and lets him greedily latch on. Silence descends upon the house. For now.
By stage two eye movement ceases and brain waves begin to slow. Stage three sees very slow brain waves called delta waves interspersed with smaller faster waves. Stage four is deep sleep. Brain waves are very slow and if woken one will be groggy and disoriented. REM (rapid eye movement) sleep is perhaps the most intriguing stage of slumber. Breathing becomes quick and irregular, eyes jerk rapidly and the heart rate
With or without a baby, it can be tough to get enough sleep. Our increasingly busy lives leave scant time to even eat so we often pop vitamins and slurp nutritional shakes, hastily trying to compensate for the lack of a good meal. There is no pill however, that makes up for the lack of a good night’s sleep. Perhaps the best advice is to simply relax, slow down and realize that proper slumber will improve your health and increase your quality of life while awake. And if it’s a wakeful, yowling baby that is the issue often very little can be done short of a good set of earplugs.
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Mountain View Elementary, c. 2012. Photo courtesy of Bob Cooper.
School’s Out Forever by Rory Luxmoore
On June 29, 2012 the school bell at Mountain View Elementary will ring for the last time marking the end of an educational era. Its last cohort of students will funnel through the aged halls eager to make a new start in the state of the art Begbie View School overlooking the Columbia River. However, the iconic building on 4th Street will not be forgotten. Its large airy rooms and numerous hallways could tell many stories of a rich past. The architecture continues to inspire those who see it. For almost a hundred years Mountain View School has proudly stood overlooking the banks of the Columbia River and the Monashee mountains like a beacon of Revelstoke’s inherent greatness. The story of the building started many years ago. Almost a century ago on Friday, February 6, 1914 Mountain View High School was officially opened. It seemed this date could not come any sooner. Revelstoke’s paper, the Mail-Herald, stated that “for years high school students and teachers have been hampered by the unsanitary and uncomfortable conditions existing in the old ramshackle building in which they have been quartered.” The new school was indeed welcomed. The Mail-Herald boldly stated the efforts of the community and governments “have resulted in building in this city the finest high school in B.C.” Many shared this sentiment. Mr. O. F. Lundell, looking back on his first days as a stu-
dent in the new school, wrote in the school annual The Lookout, “it was as though we had entered not only a new building but a gateway to the whole world’s store of knowledge, beauty and truth.” The new building went through many changes over the years that can be seen today through its diverse architecture styles and colours. It started with a two-story high school with a student population of less than 50 being housed in four classrooms on the main floor, two classrooms and a library on the top floor and two rooms in the basement for “domestic and physical science.” In 1938 an annex was built to accommodate home economics and industrial education classes and fulfill the needs of the growing population of over 160 students. By 1951 two new classrooms, a gymnasium and a four-room unit were added to accommodate Revelstoke’s growing elementary student population. Eventually in 1964 the high school population moved into a new high school and Mountain View with its maze of rooms and hallways was asked to serve as an elementary school, which it has now done exclusively for nearly 50 years. In June the community will have an opportunity to say goodbye to Mountain View as a long time educational facility and start the dialogue of what its next chapter will be. Many hope it will continue to stand strong on the banks of the Columbia and in our community for many years to come.
Revelstoke High School, c. 1915. Photo courtesy of Revelstoke Museum and Archives #p1340.
How Times Have Changed (or have they?) by Rory Luxmoore
Historical archives reveal a rich history of social and academic life. The following is a selection of some interesting tidbits. A Centennial Year Glance at Public Education in School District 19 divulges some anecdotes about early education in Revelstoke: • In the 1920s the Boy’s Outdoor Club was created with the purpose of “furnishing an outlet for the energies of those who enjoy the open air.” • 1924 marked a year of seven students graduating and 24 students failing. • Girls were not allowed to study physics. • By 1938 skirts were becoming shorter. The annual reports that “some indeed were twenty inches above the floor!” Boys on the other hand “favored baggy pants with cuffs and pleats in front.” • Initiation of new students was practiced. In fact, “junior students were obliged to carry the books of their seniors, to dress as girls, to serve detentions in place of their “betters” and subjected to other indignities better imagined than described.” The Lookout 1914-1949 Anniversary Edition Annual sheds light on some of the students who graced the halls of Mountain View many years ago: • Delores Guzzo - Dark with blue eyes but seldom at school. She’s another one who finds the lake more exciting than school. • Roy Fukuzama – There’s one in every class and here he is! Roy is just doing what comes naturally when he gets mostly A’s. • Gordon McMahon – Motorcycle fiend who’s only other interest seems to be the female population in the public school.
The Revelstoke High School Annual from 1933 also contributes interesting comments to today’s reader: • Jean Balderston - This little girl must love school, considering she’s always running in that direction. • Leonard Freer “when not running in circles, is going off at tangents.” Robert Lundell in his valedictory address published in The Lookout stated that “regardless of what we shall encounter in the future, our pleasant experiences in the Revelstoke High School will always be foremost in our thoughts, strong bonds of affection and regard have been built between us and the school.”
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Accepting the Unexpected
back her out of my slip and bring her back in on my own, over and over. Friends with sailing experience came out with me and as much as I learned it was just not the same without my partner.
After years of travelling to different countries and exploring closer to home I have learned plans are just guidelines - you need to expect the unexpected. It’s a great lesson when the unexpected is fun and exciting but when the unexpected shatters your world it’s not so easy to accept.
I decided in order to make a good decision about my future I needed to take some time away from the boat. For many years I had wanted to walk the Camino de Santiago trail, which stretches across Spain. But I didn’t want it to be a “been there, done that, check it off the list” kind of a trip. It had to have meaning. Well now I had my meaning. In keeping with my view of plans being guidelines I chose another pilgrimage route when a friend introduced me to a family, who walked a route in France called the Chemin du Puy. As my partner was from France it seemed fitting to walk this route. At the beginning of September I set off on my own from a town called Le Puyen-Valey and over the next five weeks walked 750 km to Saint Jean Pied de Port. I set off expecting that I would have an epiphany of what I would do for the rest of my life. Four weeks into the walk I started to panic as I still didn’t know what I was going to do. I had read a poem written by Arlene Gay Levine in one of the hostels that had a few lines which read, “The road waits. Do not ask questions but when it invites you to dance at daybreak, say yes. Each step is the journey, a single note, the song.”
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A month after we met my partner and I were on Salt Spring Island. We had gone for a bike ride and were at Southby Point looking out at the sailboats anchored in the bay. I said to him, “Wouldn’t it be cool to live on a sailboat and travel around the world?” I had always loved travelling but I loved going home to my bed and my favourite pillow too; on a sail boat my home would always be with me. So the seed was planted. We didn’t rush into it but most everything we did afterward, all the plans we made, were leading us to this goal. Nine years later we decided to go for it. We quit our jobs, sold our house and just about everything we owned and went in search of a sailboat that would take us around the world. The search was great fun. Just like they say – it’s the journey not the destination. When we found her we knew she was the boat for us. So on a rainy October day on Bainbridge Island, WA we purchased our floating home named Andiamo. Life was perfect - we had our boat, we had each other and we had our dream. No - we didn’t just have our dream, we were living it! Every day was an adventure. We learned new skills, met new people and visited new places. It was becoming the life we had been planning.
I loved it even though I didn’t totally understand it. And then one day it became clear. There is no one answer as to what my future holds, my lesson was to be open to all the opportunities that would present themselves and to let go of my fears and trust. During the walk I had a few experiences I can only describe as spiritual. I learned to let go of my controlling nature and learned to trust. Part of that lesson involved
And then it all came crashing down. Seventy-five days after purchasing Andiamo, my partner, my love, my friend, my captain, died. I have never felt so lost in my entire life. I have travelled around the world, much of it by myself but never had I felt so alone. It was like that little piece of earth I was standing on was all that was left, everything else around me had just crumbled and I couldn’t see the bottom. But that wasn’t true. My family, his family, our friends and even strangers were there holding a net for me in case I fell off that ledge. And yes I did fall, more than once. I still fall it’s just not so far to the bottom anymore. The year following his death was much like is written in books about grief but it was and continues to be a time of immense personal growth. It is filled with unexpected beautiful moments and some unexpected crashes. It is about learning to make new plans and accepting and believing those plans are just my guidelines like when I’m travelling. I suppose life is really just one big journey. I think, however, the biggest lesson I am learning is to truly be open so when the unexpected happens, whether good or bad, I can see the opportunities that arise. Just because our plans change doesn’t mean the journey is over. After my partner died I decided to give the solo boating life a chance and continued to live aboard. I took a course on Maintaining and Trouble Shooting Your Diesel Engine. Unfortunately, it wasn’t hands-on enough for my learning style. I came out of it able to talk the talk but still couldn’t walk the walk. Due to the generosity of a fellow sailor at the marina I attained my Canadian Yacht Association Basic Day Skipper Certification. My coach did his best to help me become a single-handed sailor. We added a lazy jack system to the main sail and he would come down to the boat and have me
not making advance reservations for a bed. I listened as other travellers debated the meaning of a pilgrimage and one day decided to put my sleeping arrangements in the hands of fate. Sure enough the tiny hamlet I had planned to stay in had no beds available for the night. I was still too shy to ask for help so consulted my guide book and decided to walk another six km to a place described as having a Mongolian tent. Okay I admit I phoned to ensure I wasn’t going to walk an hour and a half more and find out there was no room. The place and proprietor were amazing and I would never have experienced that had I booked ahead to the first village. It was a good lesson and from then on I did not make bookings. Sometimes things worked out as I expected and sometimes not. On one such occasion it worked out far better. The woman who owned the place planted a seed in my head. When I told her how much I loved France and how I would like to spend more time here she suggested I open a hostel along the pilgrimage route. She gave some suggestions and I thanked her but didn’t really put much more thought into it. On another occasion when I stopped earlier than I had planned because I was so drawn to the place, the owners watered that seed of opening my own hostel. I had a hundred excuses of why I couldn’t do it and he had a hundred answers why I could. On I walked entertaining this idea. One day I met a lovely young Dutch woman, who had a similar idea and similar concerns. As we walked and talked and dreamed she feed that seed. I returned to Canada after being away for two and a half months ready to put the lessons I had learned into practice. The closer I got to returning to the boat the more I started to drag my heels. When I finally walked down the dock towards Andiamo I knew in my heart that in order to move forward with my life I had let her go. I struggled with my decision afraid that by letting go of the boat and mine and my partner’s dream that I would be letting go of my partner. Just after the one year anniversary of my partner’s death I hung a for sale sign on the boat. I didn’t do much else to sell her, resisting my decision I think. But one day I received an e-mail from a man from Bainbridge Island, WA, who had sailed Andiamo with the previous owner. He wanted her. In our declining economy I never expected to sell her so fast. I was sure I would have another spring, if not summer, of learning to sail. But several weeks later I was sailing Andiamo one last time to Friday Harbour, WA to hand her over to the new owner. It was easier to let go than I anticipated. As I watched her sail away I felt my partner was still beside me. For the first time in over a year I felt an excitement about what my future held for me. Maybe I will nurture that little seed that was planted in my head and open a hostel for pilgrims. And why not? It’s only a guideline, right?
Day 3: Just before arriving at Le Sauvage, an old farm that belonged to the Knights of Templar.
"I have learned plans are just guidelines...It’s a great lesson when the unexpected is fun and exciting but when the unexpected shatters your world it’s not so easy to accept." Karen Glen takes Andiamo out on her first three-day trip with a friend. All photos courtesy of Karen Glen and capedory.weebly.com
Day 17: Halfway to St. Jean Pied de Port. Photo taken in the town of Lauzerte, France.
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It's Fun and Pretty Hot, To Boot by Pauline Hunt
Kansas Killa, Hittin' Kitten, Mountain Mama; names like these might make you think about mafioso babes or some sort of video game character but here in Revelstoke they are all part of the good times at women's roller derby. Formed in August 2011 the Revelstoke Derailers is the newest sport for women in Revelstoke and it's catching on fast. Roller derby founder Stephanie Ells, a.k.a. Pownder Puff, began the sport in the Vancouver area for the Terminal City Roller Girls. She moved to Revelstoke last year and wanted to continue the sport in this city. It all started off with a little meeting at the Big Eddy Pub where she didn't know if anyone would show up; but 23 women did and the sport has taken off from there. Roller derby is one of the fastest growing sports in Canada and certainly in British Columbia. The West Kootenay League is the largest in Western Canada right now. The Revelstoke Derailers hope to be the only women's sport available in Revelstoke year-round. Currently the women practice at the Revelstoke Forum three times a week but they are looking for a suitable place to practice during the winter months. There is a whole colourful lingo attached to this sport. All new skaters are deemed fresh meat as targets. Out on the track during a bout there will be jammers, (the scoring player), pivots (a blocker) and zebras (a ref). A penalty will send you to the 'sin bin' and you might see someone 'passing the star', (when the star helmet gets passed to the pivot, who becomes the jammer). The team's main goal for the season is to be competitive. Their first bout was on May 12 against the Penticton Pistoleras where they led the game by 28 points at halftime. They got into a little bit of trouble with penalties in the second half and ended up not winning but had a great time and are eager for the re-match here in Revelstoke on July 21.
Roller derby attracts a large mix of women of all ages and abilities. Many are young mothers, who are taking some time out for some fun and exercise. Some are ex-figure skaters, some are hockey players and some have never played on a competitive team before. All are welcome and most players say the squad camaraderie is the best part of being on this team. There is a great sense of female empowerment in this team and a real can-do attitude with all the players. Each player creates a persona with their derby name and their own self-expression shows up in that and what they wear. A big favourite is fishnet tights, colourful socks and short-shorts because it's fun and pretty hot to boot. Any girls younger than 18 interested in this sport are encouraged to come out, try on the gear, get to know the girls and they will find a place for you. Skaters under 18 are not allowed any contact (i.e. bouts) but they are welcome to come out to practices where Steph says they will, “train you to be a derby girl.” Also volunteers can get their high-school credits as a non-skating official (NSO). Revelstoke Roller Derby Association (RRDA) is a non-profit organization. The team does all of their own fund-raising but are always looking for new sponsors. They have started a website and a Facebook page for more information. As well as female skaters they also welcome male officials and volunteers. In addition to roller derby bouts the skaters are involved in other non-profit fundraisers such as the Emergency Services Fight Back Against Hunger benefiting the Community Connections Food Bank. If you are looking for a great time in Revelstoke and want to get involved either as a skater or an official, check them out on their website at www.revelstokerollerderby.com or their Facebook page. Also you can give them a shout at firstname.lastname@example.org Their next bout is the Ski Town Showdown on June 23 at the Revelstoke Forum. The Revelstoke Derailers will battle against the Whistler's Black Diamond Betties. Doors open at 6:15 p.m., first whistle is at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $10/ Door - $8/Advance and there will be a beer garden!
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What's Your Biz'ness? “The tables are made out of local spruce; it was a group effort to build them between Tom Scott, John Townley and Jami Burke, all local residents,” he says. The unique ceiling tin can lights came from the Cannery Seafood House in Vancouver along with the wine display and some of the seating. “What I think is really cool and unique is the zinc counter-top, typical in French bars,” he says. Benoit credits Areaworx, a local interior design company, with helping to choose the wall colours and blinds.
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Despite the décor a night out at Benoit’s Wine Bar needn’t break the bank. Passionate about the community and the importance of supporting local businesses Benoit has taken cues from Revelstoke locals and tries to adapt to their needs and wants.
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“I don’t want to be seen as a high end, expensive place,” he declares. These days Revelstoke demands affordability so Benoit has brought in some less expensive wines and offers them by the half litre and litre. He also offers on tap Crannog Organic Beer brewed in Sorrento. “You don`t have to wear a tuxedo and a dress,” he jokes. “Come in your flip flops and ski boots. I don`t care!” This is Revelstoke, after all, not France. “I am here to satisfy the customers of Revelstoke,” he says. Although Benoit's Wine Bar is not a restaurant a selection of simple, good quality food is available. “There is so much waste in a restaurant,” Benoit explains. And serving hot meals can certainly raise operating costs. In typical European fashion Benoit offers a selection of fine cheeses and charcuterie accompanied by nuts, olives, fruit and fresh, locally baked bread. Pair that with smoked salmon and homemade olive tapenade and you have a meal perfect for sharing with friends. This fun, casual style of dining tends to create a convivial atmosphere where every bite is slightly different from the last. Benoit Doucet and Kayle Robson outside Benoit's Wine Bar. Photo: Alison Lapshinoff
Benoit’s Wine Bar by Alison Lapshinoff
Benoit Doucet has added a fresh new dimension to Revelstoke’s bar scene. When Benoit’s Wine Bar first opened its doors to the community on May 21 of last year it brought with it a touch of diversity to a town whose watering holes tend to be boisterous places to fill up on classic pub fare over a few pints and maybe watch a bit of hockey. Casual yet elegant, Benoit’s Wine Bar is the culmination of a dream six years in the making. “I wanted a place where people can talk to each other, not distracted by TV and loud music,” Benoit explains, lounging comfortably on one of the bar’s plush leather couches beside his partner Kayle Robson and small son, Teo. Indeed his vision has been realized. Classy yet unpretentious, Benoit’s Wine Bar is a taste of Europe in the heart of British Columbia. Hailing from France, Benoit came to Canada in his early 20’s with a mind to get into the heli-ski business. After a year and a half in Vancouver working at the Cannery Seafood House, he decided to ‘move on to the snow’ and found himself in Revelstoke. “The Cannery is where I learned about Canadian wine and the standards of a high class restaurant in B.C.,” he says of his first job in Canada where he did everything from busing tables and running food to bar tending and dealing with suppliers. “I always liked the name Revelstoke,” he explains of his decision to move here. “The rent was cheap and it was in the middle of nowhere.” Indeed when he came in 2003, Revelstoke was a much cheaper and a less well-known destination. It was while working at the Mica Heli-ski Lodge that the idea of opening a wine bar was conceived and in 2007 he took the plunge and bought a building. At the time 107 2nd Street East was the home of the Spice O’ Life Emporium, Revelstoke’s sex shop. Having been a retail store for some time, extensive renovations were required to make the space suitable for a bar. Having gained the confidence for such a task from working in maintenance at Mica Benoit tackled most of the work himself creating a space that combines the style and elegance typical of Europe with a laid back, relaxed feel that is purely Revelstoke.
“I wanted a place where people can talk to each other, not distracted by TV and loud music.” Desserts include locally made sorbets as well as truffles and glutenfree chocolate cake supplied by bakeries right here in Revelstoke. The wine bar is also a place to take in the local musical talent. From folk to rock to jazz Tuesday nights feature live local musicians with no cover charge while Friday is jam night. Dave Marfleet, a local artist, starts things off playing piano, bass or guitar and from there anyone can just show up with their guitar and go right up on stage. “We had a lady with a banjo a few weeks ago,” says Kayle, who helps with a lot of the event planning. “It’s really fun what people can create on the fly. And it’s a good place to practice.”
Bear With Us by Sue Davies
The primary bear attractant in Revelstoke is garbage. Currently the City of Revelstoke’s Garbage Collection Bylaw No.1759 restricts garbage being placed on the curb between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on the day of collection. Revelstoke Bear Aware staff and volunteers will be putting a sticker on any garbage left out at the curb the night before garbage day. The bright yellow sticker placed on the can states, “Garbage Attracts Bears, Store Containers Inside Until Collection Day.” Garbage tagging campaigns have proven to be successful in educating residents about properly managing this attractant. Revelstoke Bear Aware is offering a free workshop on electric fencing in June this year. Electric fences have been a successful tool to protect livestock, chickens, bees, fruit trees, gardens, buildings and campsites from bears. Gillian Sanders, from the North Kootenay Lake Bear Smart Program will be the guest speaker for this event. She has a great deal of experience running electric fencing workshops in communities around British Columbia. She has personally kept bees for the past 15 years and has successfully coexisted with grizzly and black bears by using electric fencing. This free outdoor workshop will give participants hands-on experience installing both portable and permanent electric fences. Sanders will recommend different types and models of fences depending upon the needs of participants. Revelstoke Bear Aware and Community Connections Food Bank will be preparing for the upcoming harvest season in the fall. The Gleaning Project gathers surplus fruits and vegetables from our community helping to reduce bear attractants as well as decrease potential human-bear conflict. Residents with excess fruit can contact Revelstoke Bear Aware to arrange for volunteers to harvest their fruit. The volunteers receive some of the fruit and the remaining fruit is donated to Community Connections Food Bank. The project also invites all residents to donate their extra fruit, berries and vegetables to Community Connections Food Bank. If you are away when your fruit is ripening or unable to pick it yourself please contact Revelstoke Bear Aware to arrange for volunteers to come to your home. To register for the free electric fencing workshop or to take part in The Gleaning Project please contact Revelstoke Bear Aware at 250-837-8624 or email@example.com For more information on how to manage bear attractants visit www. revelstokebearaware.org or visit the provincial Bear Aware website www.bearaware.bc.ca To report bear sightings or problem bears please call the Report All Poachers and Polluters (RAPP) line at 1-877-7277.
Just about every day features something different. Come on a Thursday and you will be offered oysters fresh from the coast, served with fresh horseradish and raspberry mignonette. On Monday you’ll get a deal on cheese plates and cheese fondue and Tuesdays feature discounted beer. On Fridays scotch and whiskey are two dollars off and Saturdays feature live piano with Ron Sahlstron. The latest event is a wine tasting on the first Sunday of every month, an idea that was conceived by the people of Revelstoke. Community interest in learning about wine and food pairing prompted Benoit and Kayle to offer this course. Learn about different wine growing regions, grape varietals and food pairing in a laid back, friendly atmosphere between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. on the first Sunday of every month until September. To register call 250-837-6606. European in terms of décor, food and ambiance, Benoit has brought to Revelstoke a place where good conversation will not be drowned out by television or loud music. Sink into a plush leather couch in a quiet corner with your lover for a romantic evening of fine wine over a steaming pot of cheese fondue and fresh, locally baked bread. Or gather with friends for a convivial evening of tapas-style dining, drinks, good conversation and music. Elegant yet relaxed, Benoit Doucet has filled a niche in Revelstoke’s bar scene, bringing with him a taste of France without pretensions. 10
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Columbia Basin Community Art Project - Main Gallery Coreen Tucker: Behind the Mask - Side Gallery 1 Dawn Thrasher: Upward Bound - Side Galleries 2 and 3
Friday, July 13 to Friday, August 3
Forests: Celebrating 100 Years of B.C. Forestry Service
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There A lone rusty can marks a 'hole' on the Revelstoke Disc Golf course. Photo: John Devitt
Just Don't Call it "Frolfing" by John Devitt
You pick up your driver and stand in the tee box taking aim at the hole some 300 yards down the fairway. Before you tee off you pause for a moment to take in your surroundings. The sun is high in the blue sky and the wind riffles lightly through the trees. You catch yourself wondering if you should adjust your shot to compensate for the breeze. You take a few steps and wind up releasing your disc from an outstretched hand. The coloured plastic arcs through the air coming to rest midway down the field. Another shot and you’ll be in putting range. Right up to the final sentence above this would be the perfect description of a day on the golf course and it's not far off. However, golfing with a stick and ball isn’t the only way to golf. Disc golf has been played on courses around the world for nearly a century and it shows no sign of slowing down. According to the Professional Disc Golf Association, www.pdga.com, the first known instance of anyone playing golf with a Frisbee was in 1926 near Vancouver. The sport was formalized in the 1970s with the initiation of the PDGA. Since that time over 40,000 members have joined the global association with millions more throwing discs for fun. There are currently
over 100 certified disc golf courses in Canada, 37 of which are located in British Columbia and hundreds more in 40 countries around the world. A professional disc golf course usually has a small tee box constructed with tarmac or a rubber mat and a basket on a pole with chains to catch the disc as the hole. However, a disc golf course can also be built using just your ingenuity and a pile of rocks or a can hanging from a tree, as seen in the photo above.
"Having bet a couple beers on the outcome of this hole they will do everything in their power to make you miss." Scoring in disc golf is essentially the same as regular golf. Equipment can consist of a simple store-bought Frisbee for beginners but can range the gamut of specially constructed drivers, approach and putter discs of varying weights and attributes. No matter if you play on a homemade course or a pro course, with a dollar store Frisbee or a specially molded disc, one thing is certain; disc golf is a ton of fun. Disc golf courses are often added to municipal parks or developed as standalone locations. Over 80 per cent of
disc golf courses are free to use and open to the public. Within an active community like Revelstoke it is only a matter of time until a course is developed here to allow access to a sport that can be enjoyed by all ages. For now Revelstoke residents are content to construct their own courses or travel to the nearest certified courses in Golden, Kamloops or Kelowna. As you go to retrieve your disc and set up to putt your friends start trash talking you. Having bet a couple beers on the outcome of this hole they will do everything in their power to make you miss. You aim your shot and tune out their taunts. A moment later you hear the telltale sound of chains rattling as your disc lands nicely in the basket. You’ve birdied this hole. That wraps up the front nine holes. With the sun still warm on the grass it is on to the next one and the back nine. For more information about the growing sport of disc golf or to find courses in your area visit the Professional Disc Golf Association at www.pdga.com or the Disc Golf Branch of the B.C. Disc Sports Society at www.bcdss.bc.ca And whatever you do, never, ever call disc golf “frolfing.” All that does is embarrass you. You might as well call hockey “stick-pucking” while you’re at it.
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Part of the Stoke FM team, from left to right: Shana Bush, Joey Norsworthy and Eve Northmore. Photo: Scott Duke
Instead of boring commercial breaks this radio station pauses between songs with catchy jangles and quick airtime plugs for local businesses.
Stoke FM surged onto the FM bandwidth this past December with a remarkable ensemble of tunes from a wide spectrum of genres. Revelstoke’s new radio station is 95 per cent musical content and an avenue for local musicians to be heard.
Companies who have associated themselves with the radio station provide discounted products or services for individuals who have purchased a 45 dollar Stoke Card. These cards can be acquired directly at their studio or from their website and starting in June you will see them available at various locations throughout town.
Scott Duke developed Stoke FM and he explains, “We wanted to make a radio station that offered an alternative to what was already available to Revelstokians, while also creating a place where locals can be involved and have a voice. We wanted a place where bands, community groups, as well as businesses could get their word out to town.” Regularly structured programming has local volunteers hosting shows sure to broaden your musical awareness. There is also a live morning segment three days a week featuring community news and local guest speakers, who bring attention to their causes. When asked about the local music scene Scott replies, “There is an incredible amount of musical talent in Revelstoke. You just have to go to one Coffee House [performance at the United Church] to experience that. One band from Revelstoke that performed in our studio and left a memorable experience was Stuck On Honey, which is the well-known duo comprised of Dennis Severino and Maggie Davis, both locals. Mitch Mckinnon, also living in Revelstoke, is an up and coming DJ and should be mentioned as well because people sometimes forget it takes a lot of skill to produce a solid mix or beat.” Stoke FM is putting forth all efforts to keep the two-way communication flowing by reaching out on Twitter, Facebook and internet streaming. An online survey is posted on list.thestoke.ca so listeners can provide feedback and have input into what type of music is played. People can also submit requests or their own music if they have something specific they want to hear. The gang at Stoke FM is listening to you and is excited to create a station that caters to their local audience. Scott indicates, “Our greatest surprise with Stoke FM is how the community has been so supportive. It has also been great that people in town have been so accepting of the station’s imperfections as it grows. We know our signal is not the best, our mics are pretty crap and our mixing board was a hand-me down.”
Scott elaborates on the music culture in town by recognizing the factors helping to elevate it, “Revelstoke’s music scene is only going to get better. We are lucky to have a town wedged perfectly between Calgary and Vancouver. It allows us to more easily attract larger artists. "The Regent, the Last Drop and the Big Eddie [Pub] are also amazing at getting acts and providing accommodation in their hotels to sweeten the deal," says Scott. "Big shoutout to Amy Flexman, who tirelessly brings in great acts to venues around town and even opened up the Roxy as a music venue this past winter with the Breakmen, who filled the house. "It is people like her doing it just for the love of music and Garry Pendergast bringing all the summer acts into Grizzly Plaza that keep Revelstoke’s music scene thriving. At Stoke FM we have been opening our doors to any artists who pass through and helping them promote their shows. Hopefully this sweetens the deal for musicians and we can aid in getting great acts performing in town.” Catching a favourite tune over the airways strikes a greater emotion than simply hearing its expected arrival on your playlist. Broadcasting is fresh entertainment and the folks at Stoke FM are mixing it up and putting it together with brilliance.
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Return to Grace Naturopathic & Healing Dr. Theresa Camozzi BSc ND Josiane Maillet RMT
Mountain Midwifery Birte Paschen RM
Hillcrest Hotel, 2100 Oak Dr. 250-837-3322 www.reposedayspa.ca
1605 Victoria Rd. Unit 5 250-837-7171 www.heliosphysio.com
Melissa Hemphill, RHN
Repose Massage Therapy and Day Spa Ashley Sumner BC RMT Josiane Maillet BC RMT Sara Gibson BC RMT
Helios Rehabilitation & Performance Amanda Argue RHN
Guided Energy Work and Soul Counselling Frieda Livesey
Helios Rehabilitation & Performance Tina Giotsalitis RMT
www.woolseycreekbistro.ca 604 2nd St. West
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Stďż˝eet Fest 2012! Revelstoke Art Council presents
JUNE June 28 June 29 June 30
JULY July 1 July 2 July 3 July 4 July 5 July 6 July 7 July 8 July 9 July 10 July 11 July 12 July 13 July 14 July 15 July 16 July 17 July 18 July 19
TBA Whisky Highway Tanya Lipscomb
TBA Blackberry Wood Maritime Kitchen Party Blue Hopkins Devon Coyote Sister Girl Jon and Roy Sharon Shook Dead Ringers Cornstarr Jessie and Jacqui Cod Gone Wild Denis Severino and Locals Steve Palmer Highway 1 Al Lucas Trio Uncorked Uncorked Willy Blizzard
July 20 July 21 July 22 July 23 July 24 July 25 July 26 July 27 July 28 July 29 July 30 July 31
AUGUST August 1 August 2 August 3 August 4 August 5 August 6 August 7 August 8 August 9 August 10 August 11
All shows play during the evenings in Grizzly Plaza located on Mackenzie Ave.
Willy Blizzard TBA Tambura Rasa Chris Claymore The Sturgeons Flying Fox and Hunter Gatherers Mike Alviano TBA Blind Spot Aurora Jane Scott Cook Toby
Jackie Treehorn Benny Sister Girl Treble Makers Treble Makers Matt Duffus Matt Duffus Jen Lane That Girl and Earl Bob Rogers Bob Rogers
August 12 August 13 August 14 August 15 August 16 August 17 August 18 August 19 August 20 August 21 August 22 August 23 August 24 August 25 August 26 August 27 August 28 August 29 August 30 August 31
That Girl and Earl Flying Fox and Hunter Gatherers Shuffle Demons Shane Philip Sean Ashby Blackberry Wood TBA Sharon Shook Gary Kehoe Gary Kehoe John Jenkins John Jenkins Sabrina Weeks Sabrina Weeks TBA Heather Blush Maritime Kitchen Party Devon Coyote TBA TBA
SEPTEMBER September 1 September 2
TBA Tanya Lipscomb Ad designed by www.revedmedia.com
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STYLE TREND C L O T H I E R S
204 First Street West, Revelstoke BC
. www.styletrendclothiers.com HIKING . SKIING . MOUNTAINEERING Selkirk Mountain Experience . Durrand Glacier Chalet
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Our helicopter accessed, ecologically sensitive lodge is a Swiss-Style family-run mountain chalet that provides lodge based alpine hiking on over 80kms of trails in the pristine Northern Selkirk Mountains of B.C.
Revelstoke, B.C. 250.837.2381
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