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Kamloops Arts Council joins The Connector with a regular column starting this month on page 3. Two upcoming exhibitions feature the work of local artists including the above painting by Susan Wolf in Something Familiar on through April 6 at the Old Courthouse Gallery.

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National Volunteer Week is coming up and it is the perfect time to celebrate all of the people in our community that volunteer their time to make Kamloops the vibrant community that it is. In the 2013 General Social Survey (GSS) on Giving, Volunteering and Participating it was found that around 4 in 10 Canadians volunteer their time and money. While more young people volunteer, senior volunteers tend to volunteer more hours. There is no question that the positive impact volunteering makes on a community as a whole is enormous. Judith Dueck, 62, is one great example. A care aide by trade, having worked at Vernon’s Jubilee Hospital’s ICU before being sidelined by a disability a few years ago, Dueck is now living in Kamloops and she has found a way to put her

Judith Dueck (right) is presented with a $100 gift certificate from NuLeaf by Taylor Rae (left) of Volunteer Kamloops for being “Volunteer of the Month” for March. experience to work and give back in a way that matters. She has been a volunteer at Overlander Extended Care for the past four years. Dueck started helping out by taking residents to medical appointments

or on shopping trips, to lunches, and golfing at The Dunes. With the development of the 4-bed Trinity Hospice ward at Overlander in early 2017, Dueck saw an opportunity to put her experience and

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April offers two spring exhibitions at KAC’s Old Courthouse gallery

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Submitted by Terri Hadwin, Executive Director, Kamloops Arts Council The Kamloops Arts Council (KAC) Hallway Gallery at the Old Courthouse provides local artists and arts groups at all levels with a year-round opportunity to have their own exhibition. There will be two exhibitions taking place this April, 2019 to enjoy. Something Familiar: March 20th, 2018, Susan Wolf’s beloved familiar slipped away in her arms. She held him when he inhaled his first breaths and when he exhaled his last. This exhibit is an homage to one of her greatest loves, Snuggles (Snug Dog when he’s feeling gangsta), and marks the end of a year of mourning. In this show she explores some familiar, and not so familiar spirit guides and a few strange animals that have pushed her in new directions. You’ll find no whimsy fairies painted in chakra colours in this show. Wolf’s creatures can be like dark chocolate; rich, complex and a little bitter, like her Jacobin Pigeon. “Common spirit animal of trophy wives, divorces, poisoners and Anna Wintour. They are domestic slaves bred to be trophy wives. With little else to do in their day, they are fully focused on looking their best. Some have found success as beauty influencers, but most spend their time fantasizing about poisoning their handlers and taking over the world through fashion.” One of the paintings in the show was a turning point in Wolf’s life. Overnight she went from painting abstracts to painting people. “There was this enormous jump in my skill level. I didn’t know where this was coming from, but my whole body was vibrating from excitement.” The fire was lit. “This was New Years Eve and my resolution was to commit to my creativity. I think its the only resolution I’ve ever kept. I created more creative works that year than I had in the past 10 years.”

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respond or relate to each other. The exhibition features the personal visions of the Fibre Art Network (FAN) artists using a wide range of traditional and contemporary fibre-art techniques in a variety of styles from realistic to abstract. The Fibre Art Network is a cooperative of Western Canadian artists committed to promoting fibre as an art form and each other as artists. FAN membership includes emerging fibre artists, teachers, authors and judges. Many members have been recognized both nationally and internationally for their work. Kamloops Arts Council is located in the Old Courthouse, 7 Seymour St. West. Open Tuesday – Saturday 10-5. You can find out more about the Kamloops Arts Council and their various programs by visiting their website: kamloopsarts.ca.

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Take steps to support your retirement strategy

We know that the definition of “retirement” is changing – and you’re defining exactly what it means to you. You may be thinking, “I want to travel” or “I want to spend time with my grandchildren.” But it could also mean focusing your energy on volunteer work or even another career. Whatever your vision, your investment strategy will need to keep up. You don’t just need investments to get you to retirement; you need them to get you through retirement. Consider these steps to help you move toward your retirement goals: Define what retirement security means to you. Everyone has different ideas about what a secure retirement looks like. You might feel that true security means

being able to remain in your current home and live independently throughout your life. Or you might only feel secure if you know you can afford to travel or help your grown children or grandchildren financially. Once you’ve identified your own vision of retirement security, you should be able to determine the financial resources you’ll need to reach your desired outcome.

Create an appropriate financial strategy. To achieve your idea of a secure retirement, you can’t just hope for the best – you need to create a comprehensive financial strategy, accounting for your various sources of retirement income: pensions, employersponsored retirement plans, your investment

portfolio and so on. You need to know how much you can expect from these sources, and how you can strengthen them. Be diligent in your retirement savings. You could spend two or three decades as a retiree, so you’ll want to accumulate as many resources as you possibly can – and that means you’ll need to save and invest diligently during your working

years. Put in as much as you can afford to your employer-sponsored retirement plan – and every time your salary goes up, try to increase your annual contributions. But you can also go beyond your employer-backed plan and contribute to a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP). In all your retirement accounts,

you’ll want to include a reasonable percentage of growth-oriented investments, within the limits of your personal risk tolerance. Establish an appropriate withdrawal strategy. Your retirement security isn’t just based on how much you’ve built up before you retire – it also depends on how you manage your assets and investment income during retirement. As you begin to take out money from your RRSPs and other investment accounts, you need to establish a withdrawal rate appropriate for your age, retirement lifestyle and asset level. If you take out too much each year, you risk outliving your resources. If you withdraw too little, you might be shortchanging yourself on your quality of life. You may want to work with a financial professional, who can review your entire situation – income, expenses and so on – and recommend an appropriate annual withdrawal figure. These are the a few strategies to help you move toward the goal of retirement security. Keep them in mind as the years go by.

How to make philanthropy fit into your financial plans One of the universal truths is that, while money can help meet your needs and provide you with the basic necessities of life, it can’t make you happy. However, it can be a powerful weapon of selfsatisfaction when used the right way – such as through philanthropic endeavours. “Money can be an incredible tool when you align it with your values,” says John Hagensen, founder and managing director of Keystone Wealth Partners.

Hagensen has three tips for those who want to give to their favourite charities: Write down your values. Make sure all your monetary decisions support your values Write down your longterm and short-term goals. Compare those goals to how you are spending your money. Spend intentionally. If you value traveling, then cut down your expenses at home so you can travel more. Align your expenses with what you value in life and your wants and needs.

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By Michelle Tsutsumi, KFPC Communications Lead At the end of February, during the Certified Organic Associations of B.C. conference in Vernon, two organizations, in two different regions, showed how they are working towards the same end — getting policies ‘off the shelf’ and into practice. Kamloops Food Policy Council (KFPC) presented with the North Okanagan Land to Table (L2T) Network, both of which are taking the advice of food system participants who want “less talk and more action.” Too often, good plans end up sitting on the shelf gathering dust. Action Teams Since 2017, both organizations have reviewed policies, plans, and reports. KFPC and Land to Table have been bringing together individuals and organizations as ‘action teams’ with shared goals. KFPC is presently working with several levels of government, Indigenous communities, and community partners towards: a) developing training programs for new entrants to agriculture and b) creating a multi-use food hub and processing facility. Guided by a steering committee with key partner organizations,

Land to Table is basing their work on discussions with their network. From these meetings and forums, Land to Table is focusing on themes within the food system related to a) environmental sustainability, b) increasing accessibility to healthy food, and

with action teams and thriving networks. What else is needed to bring plans to life? Key to the success of bringing policies to life are backbone support and strong communication. KFPC is providing the backbone support and furthering the process for the training initiatives and food hub action

for this many people to stay engaged with the process! Communication amongst the action teams is one part of the process. It is also important to keep the broader networks informed through websites, newsletters, and gatherings. If you are keen to learn more about the Kamloops

Photo submitted L to R: Eva-Lena Lang (L2T founder), Michelle Tsutsumi (KFPC) and Liz Blakeway (L2T Coordinator) at the COABC Conference in Vernon. c) growing the local food economy. Thriving Networks For both groups, it is the relationships with their networks that have made it possible for these ideas to become real-life projects. Since KFPC started in 1995, monthly network meetings have created strong community partnerships. These partnerships have allowed complex projects to move forward. Although Land to Table is a younger organization, they are also rooted in their network of key partner organizations, action teams, and food system participants. Backbone Support In review, we have a shared goal combined

teams that are each 12 to 15 people in size. For Land to Table, Community Futures is their backbone organization, with a core group of six people guiding the process. At their 2019 Growing Local Connections Between Food and Environment Forum, over 100 people were in attendance. Participants came from local and regional governments, Indigenous communities, postsecondary institutions, producers and processors. Experiencing this forum shed some light onto the reach of Land to Table’s network. Clear Communication Clear and timely communication is a must

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Can we do it alone? As baby boomers mature there are many questions that adult children face. Do I have the knowledge to move Mom and/or Dad into assisted living? Do I have time to take on such a momentous challenge? Will our relationship survive such an ordeal? Sometimes it’s hard to look at ourselves in the mirror when we know the answer to such questions. But honestly, it’s better to know our limits than to ignore them and go onward full speed ahead. The questions that

I just wrote about are asked more than one would think and I find that education is essential in answering any and all of the realities of life. If you are or will be facing these circumstances presently or in the near future, you need to be aware and be prepared to take on all the different components associated with this type of move. Our strategy at Everything Organized may assist you with your research. We break it down into four main categories. 1. Downsizing 2. Senior Transition 3. Estate Sale and 4. Estate Preparation. Downsizing is when every item of a home is reviewed to determine what is moving with the senior. If the item is not making the move, is the item given to

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Tile When cleaning tile and grout we suggest using a cleaner that has a neutral pH level. This is suggested because if your grout hasn’t been sealed in a while, acidic solutions can weaken grout and wear it down over time. First you will want to scrub and clean your grout with a neutral cleaner. Once that is complete, mop the entire surface to clean up any remaining bits of dirt and to help your tile shine! After you have cleaned your tile and grout you should consider applying a grout sealer, that is unless your grout is epoxy-based. Sealing your grout will protect against staining in the future and save you from

having to scrub your grout clean again next year. Just make sure the surface is completely dry before applying the sealant according to manufacturers instructions. Carpet With so much time spent indoors in the winter often an excess of dust and dirt can pile up. Here are some of our best carpet vacuuming tips to ensure you pick up every last piece of dirt and dust in your home: 1. Vacuum in multiple directions 2. Take your time – go slow 3. Dust the surfaces in the room before vacuuming 4. Use the attachments to get in edges and crevices 5. Don’t wait for your carpet to look dirty – set a schedule and stick to it. Dirt and dust can get trapped beneath the surface so just because your carpet doesn’t look dirty, doesn’t mean it isn’t. Good luck with your spring cleaning and if you need any further tips don’t hesitate to stop by!

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The Kamloops Symphony’s next concert is Virtuosic Piano, an evening of scintillating virtuosity, taking place on Saturday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. Due to the ongoing repairs to Sagebrush Theatre, this performance will be taking place in Oasis Church (formerly Calvary Temple) on Rogers Way. The first half of the concert features two Polish composers, Wojciech Kilar and Frederik Chopin. While Kilar may not be a household name like Chopin, his music has been included in many well-known films, such as “The Pianist,” “Portrait of a Lady,” and Coppola’s “Dracula.” His piece

Orawa opens the concert, depicting shepherds of the Tatra Mountains celebrating the end of the grazing season with a lively dance. Next on the program is Chopin’s Piano Concerto no. 2, one of six works for piano and orchestra he composed between the ages of 17 and 21. Like Kilar’s Orawa, this concerto is heavily influenced by the folk music of Poland. Joining the KSO to perform Chopin’s piano concerto is guest artist Mathieu Gaudet. Based in Montreal, Gaudet has enjoyed a rich career for over twenty years that has seen him perform all across the country, as well as internationally.

He has won concerto competitions at the Glenn Gould School in Toronto, the Harrison Winters Concerto Competition and the Russell Wonderlic Piano Competition in Baltimore, and the Canadian Music Competition in Montreal. Gaudet studied at Johns Hopkins Universty and the University of Montreal, and in addition to being a concert pianist he is also an Emergency Room physician. Concluding the concert is Louise Farrenc’s Symphony no. 3. Farrenc is a woefully under-performed French composer from the 19th Century. This bold and energetic symphony is a nearlyforgotten masterpiece with a finale as a catchy and memorable as Beethoven’s 5th, and was the only one of her symphonies performed in her lifetime. Tickets are $42, $10 Youth (under 19), $15 KSOundcheck Members (age 19-34), and can be purchased from Kamloops Live! Box Office at 250-374-5483 or www.kamloopslive.ca.

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KSO to take you back to the 60s and have you feelin’ groovy Get ready to let your hair down, kick off your shoes, and get “Feelin’ Groovy” as the Kamloops Symphony and guest artist Jim Witter take you back in time to the 1960s with the music of Simon & Garfunkel. There are two performances of Feelin’ Groovy – The Music of

Simon & Garfunkel, Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. Due to the ongoing repairs at Sagebrush Theatre, these performances have been moved to the Oasis Church on Rogers Way. Guest artist Jim Witter has been entertaining crowds for over 30 years.

Whether it be his original music, the music of Billy Joel and Elton John, or any of the other many artists he pays tribute to, Jim’s versatility as an artist has allowed him the opportunity to reach out and share his music and his infectious personality with audiences of all ages across

A season of brilliant favourites coming our way in fall For 2019-2020, Western Canada Theatre is bringing you a season of brilliant plays that are soon to be your favourites. For the Mainstage Series at the Sagebrush Theatre, The Sound of Music brings seasonal joy to the WCT Holiday Tradition for families. Young and old alike will chortle with fear at the farcical/horror mash-up Dracula: The Bloody Truth. Leave with love in your soul and a song in your heart after Chelsea Hotel: The Songs of Leonard Cohen. Laugh and cheer along with a plucky team battling away in The New Canadian Curling Club. And colonialism, pop culture and wry humour abound in the world premiere of Serving Elizabeth. At the new Studio Series at the Pavilion Theatre, three plays offer alternative, intimate theatrical experiences, including the darkly delightful The Drowning Girls and the inspiring story of Indigenous-ChineseCanadian Senator Lillian Eva Quan Dyck, Café Daughter. The season closes with the heart-warming, funny oneperson interactive show about rising

above depression and childhood anxiety Every Brilliant Thing. WCT offers three new subscription options: the 5-play Mainstage Series, the 3-play Studio Series, and the Super Subscriber Series of all 8 plays of the Subscription Series. Being a subscriber also gives special pricing to the special presentation of The Boy in the Moon. The list of new brilliant favourites goes on: All evening performances now start at 7:30 p.m. The new Wednesday Matinee at 11 a.m. is at a deeply discounted price, along with — even more brilliant — an invitation to come early for a pre-show tea and your favourite dainty. There are brilliant new discounts for students and those under 30. And there’s now assigned seating at the Pavilion Theatre and new seating risers, meaning all seats have great views of the stage. At the Sagebrush Theatre, there are new hearing assist devices, reserved accessible seating, and handrails down the centre aisle. Be sure to book your favourite seats now to see all of WCT’s brilliant 20192020 season.

Canada, the United States, the U.K, Dubai and The Netherlands. His unique approach and comfortable rapport makes each member of his audience feel as though they are a part of a private concert in the comfort of their own living room. This, along with his rich, powerful voice and

Kamloops Fiddlers Dance on April 6. 7:30 p.m., Brock Activity Centre 9A-1800 Tranquille Road. Enjoy cowboy two-steps, waltzes, polkas, schottisches, foxtrots and more. 50/50 Draw. Cash bar. Everyone welcome! Admission at the door. Members $6. Non-members $10. FMI call 250-376-2330. Western Canada Theatre Mom’s the Word: Nest 1/2 Empty. March 28 - April 5, Coast Kamloops Hotel Theatre. Empire of the Son. April 25 to May 4, Pavilion Theatre Ukrainian Catholic Church annual Easter Breads and Perogy Sales on Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the basement hall at 109 Tranquille Rd. Let’s Dance! with the Kamloops Social Club on Saturday, April 13, 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. in the Brock Activity Centre, 1800 Tranquille Rd. Live music by The Journeymen. $10 at the door. Open to the public. April Coffee Connection on Tuesday, April 23, 10 a.m. til noon at

ease of manner at the piano, make him a favourite with theatre goers everywhere. Tickets are $45 Youth (under 19), $15 KSOundcheck Members (age 19-34), and can be purchased from KamloopsLive! Box Office at 250-374-5483 or kamloopslive.ca.

the North Shore Community Center, 730 Cottonwood Ave. Admission $5. Parking at the back and designated parking on the street. Coffee, goodies and door prizes. Bring an RIH friend who has retired or is on LTD. The Kamloops Old Time Fiddlers is hosting a Fiddle Concert with two well known Fiddle players, JJ Guy and Gordon Stobbe. They will be playing at the Hal Rogers Centre, 2025 Summit Dr. April 23 @ 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. $20 each-KOTF members $15 each. There will be a workshop for beginners and Old Time Fiddlers to be held 7 - 9 p.m. in the evening in the lower lounge of Heritage House, 100 Lorne St. Riverside Park, Kamloops. Cost is $20 per person, Register early. FMI call 250-5740063 or register online @BCfiddlers. com/Kamloops. Boogie the Bridge Sunday, April 28, 8 a.m. McDonald Park, 501 McDonald Avenue. Registration now open. boogiethebridge.com

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drugs to enter the city. His son-in-law, also a leader in the Surete Quebec and subordinate to Gamache, is pressured to tell all he knows of the incident: the tension rises. At the same time Gamache and two others are asked to be executors for a recently deceased eccentric woman who called herself “Baroness,” a stranger to each of the three. What would ordinarily be a straight-forward service by the executors becomes complicated: murder and disaster intertwine. Inspector Gamache skillfully works at deciphering a web of

deceit in an attempt to find the murderer. The mayhem is skillfully juxtaposed with details of how a loving family and the support of the Three Pines community enrich and strengthen all who linger there. The setting, a nasty, bone-chilling winter, (such as that we have just experienced this winter, Canada-wide) demands that the reader curls up somewhere warm and comfortable, a hot beverage at hand, while experiencing this tale, which gives one of the best descriptions ever of a Canadian Arctic front. Thus prepared, the reader will enjoy this distinctly Canadian

detective story. The Inspector Gamache series is a highly popular sequence, a success both nationally and internationally, winning a number of prestigious awards, including the Agatha Award. Kingdom of the Blind is the most recent title, and has been on the Globe and Mail and the New York Times bestseller lists. Louise Penny is an Order of Canada recipient (2017). She lives in a small Quebec community. On her website she pays tribute to her late husband, the inspiration for the Inspector Gamache character.

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a board or card game together? Or how about teaching the grandkids a fun game of jacks? We’d also recommend checking out the science and tech toys aisle. Keep kids learning and very entertained with a build your own robot kit or a fun dinosaur egg that you dig up a dinosaur model and build it. For the crafty kids there are tons of options from planting a fun fairy garden to classics like the

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Past favorites; new classics

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Come and enjoy a fun night out, Sunday, April 14th at the Kamloops Convention Centre Theatre and help the lovable cast of the Louisiana Hayride Show celebrate 10 years of touring this show across western Canada! You’ll hear the best country and rockabilly hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s as they pay tribute to the historical radio program, The Louisiana Hayride, with past favorites and new classics. You’ll think you’re at their concert when you see Elvis Presley, Hank Williams, Roy Orbison, Patsy Cline, Crystal Gayle, Lefty Frizzell, Loretta Lynn and Willie Nelson step on stage to perform for you. Also featured in this amazing show is a tribute to Shania Twain. Audiences are loving the connection from ‘old’ to ‘new’ country. In addition to the tributes to these legends, you’ll also enjoy music by ‘greats’ such as Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Conway Twitty, Charley Pride and more. The talented singers and musicians of the Louisiana Hayride Show recreate these iconic artists and take you on a musical journey with their legendary hits.

The ability of the cast to transform themselves into the artists they are portraying, both in look and sound is amazing. Take a trip down memory lane with this unique musical extravaganza.. The Louisiana Hayride Show, complete with studio stage set, amazing tribute artists and live band will bring you back in time to when songs were meaningful, the words were understood and the sound was pleasant. The cast and crew of the Louisiana Hayride are dedicated to bringing authentic music to you. The songs you hear will be true to the originals. Ten years of touring this show throughout western Canada, with thousands of fans coming to the show time and time again, proves this is the show to see. You will enjoy an evening of stellar musicianship and extraordinary vocals presented in a completely unique and entertaining way on Sunday, April 14, 7:30 p.m. at the Kamloops Convention Centre Theatre. Tickets at Kamloops Live Box-Office 1-250374-5483. www. kamloopslive.ca

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National Volunteer Week opportunity to celebrate those who give back

“Volunteering is a great way to look outside your own problems. Giving back to makes you happier by both giving you a sense of purpose and helping to put your problems in perspective.” ~ Karen Salmansohn

Continued from page 1 background to work by becoming a hospice volunteer. She underwent the 36-hour training course with 12 others and is one of the 4 or 5 from her group that continues to do the work. Not everyone is equipped to be around palliative patients but Dueck enjoys her work and is quite passionate about it. The formal description of this role includes one-on-one visiting; reading to patients; preparing coffee/light refreshments; supplying books, magazines, and puzzles; supporting families as needed; and being comfortable with sensitive situations amongst other things. “Supporting residents and asking them what they need, if they want to talk, or if they want company, or someone to talk to,” is how Dueck describes her volunteer role at

Overlander. Following Dueck’s completion of the hospice training course, she was paired up with another volunteer for several weeks. Now they work opposite shifts on their own so they don’t see one another very often. Fortunately, Overlander does hold occasional events acknowledging the contributions of their volunteers. Dueck recalled that they hold a big gathering in June where they get everyone together for a barbecue. While there are some small perks that come with being a volunteer, ultimately it is caring for people and ensuring that they have quality of life until the end that keeps Dueck committed to her role. “I like learning about people, hearing their story and being there for them and their families

MS SOCIETY OF CANADA - MS Walk 2019 – On May 26th the MS Society is holding their annual walk which is their largest fundraiser of the year. Duties include participant check in, volunteer check in, food tent, kids tent, set up, clean up and more. ARTHRITIS SOCIETY OF B.C. – Walk for Arthritis Committee Members – The Walk for Arthritis is on Saturday, June 1st, 2019. Walk Committee members are needed monthly to plan and organize the event. The frequency of meetings is planned to increase in the final months leading up to the Walk. MAKE-A-WISH BC & YUKON -Foam Fest 2019 Volunteers – Volunteers are needed for Foam Fest 2019. Volunteers will be stationed at the bag check. There are two shift options 6:30/7 a.m. to 12 p.m. or from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION – Ride Don’t Hide (Various Positions) Route Set Up – Volunteers will work in partnership with the RDH Manager to assist/plan in route safety and set up on the day of event. Volunteer Coordinator – Volunteers will identify volunteer roles and recruit volunteers accordingly to support the event. Team Coordinator- Volunteers will identify and engage companies, community, and organized groups to register a team and raise donations for the event. Fundraising Coordinator- Volunteers will plan related fundraising events suck as the Ride Don’t Hide Pub Night and raffle draw and sales. Social Media Coordinator- Volunteers will

in any way I can. It’s my way of giving back.” Dueck likes her work so much, she typically volunteers for up to 40 hours each month. When she isn’t busy helping patients and families in Trinity, she will spend time in Evergreen, Southpark or Blueberry wards visiting with the residents. She talks with them or joins them for a walk in the fresh air or for a stroll down the hall. Dueck just wants to help out where she can. Still too young to retire, this mother of three and grandmother of 11, admits she would still be working as a care aide had she not ended up on disability. “Part of (why I volunteer) is because I miss the work that I was doing, and this is a way of giving back.” says Dueck. “I love my job,” declares Dueck.

implement the media and digital strategies outlined by National, assist in managing the social media account and posts. Must have Social Media Experience. Entertainment and Family Zone CoordinatorWill organize entertainment and activities during the Ride Don’t Hide event. Current Volunteer Positions: KAMLOOPS BLAZERS HOCKEY CLUB – Event Staff Volunteers – Various duties include registration clerks, room attendants, security, and more. This is for all events, not just hockey. Volunteers must be 19+, be physically fit, and be able to attend 30% of all events. OPEN DOOR GROUP – Garden Gate Program Volunteers - This opportunity had volunteers working in a variety of seasonal working, including composting, weeding, plant and produce sales, crop health, and more. Must be 16+ to volunteer. ELIZABETH FRY SOCIETY – Lizzy’s Closet Volunteers – Two female volunteers are needed twice a week for 1-3 hour shifts to help sort donations and organize the closet and assist female clientele. Must be 19+ to volunteer. VALLEYVIEW OVERLANDERS LIONS CLUB – Club Members – Volunteers will help make a difference in our community though fundraising initiatives, BBQ’s, raffles, and more. FOR THESE AND MANY OTHER POSITIONS PLEASE APPLY ONLINE AT: www.volunteerkamloops.org | 250-372-8313 We are a non-profit charity supporting community volunteering.

Honouring all our dedicated volunteers Thank you! The influence of a beautiful, helpful character is contagious, and may revolutionize a whole town. ~ Collier Graham

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On another note, we have a volunteer who would be interested in starting up a “Walking Club” —not strenuous but just a great opportunity for one to get out and have a bit of exercise while socializing. If interested, please contact the Centre at 250-372-5110. We look forward to hearing from you. Are you wanting to enquire about booking a room(s) for a meeting or that special occasion? Please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 250-372-5110. Now that the nice weather is here we hope you will come down for a cup of tea/coffee, breakfast, lunch or dinner and mingle with your friends and neighbours. Our Easter dinner will be held April 18 at 5:30 p.m. It will include ham, scalloped potatoes and all the trimmings for $15. Please call in advance to register your name(s) at 250-372-5110. There will be door prizes and a 50/50 draw. We look forward to celebrating Easter with you. We would at this time like to congratulate the new Strata KAS1911 Council and we look forward to another great working year together. We from the Seniors’ Community Centre would like to wish everyone a very Happy Easter and lots of sunshine and flowers.

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Hello April Submitted by Cathryn Oginski

The grass is starting to get green and flowers are popping up through the soil. Fluffy baby animals are everywhere you look as the sun shines down and melts the winter away. Easter and chocolate, daffodils and tulips. What do you enjoy about April? Hop on over to our Facebook page at www.facebook. com/kamloops.nsccs/ and leave a comment. Just a reminder that the Community Centre will be closed on Friday, April 19th for Good Friday. We hope everyone enjoys their Easter long weekend. First of all, the North Shore Community Centre would like to send out a giant thank you to all the vendors, volunteers and shoppers that graced our halls during the Annual Spring Antiques and Collectibles Sale, which was held in March over a two-day event. This event is one of the Community

Centre’s main fundraisers held during the year, and without all of the hard work from the vendors and volunteers, and the support from you, the public, we couldn’t have done it at all. We hope all visitors found the unique and special items that they were searching for. Volunteer Appreciation Week is from April 8 to the 12 and we want to extend our thanks to all who help make Cottonwood Manor and the North Shore Community Centre a great place. We will be offering free coffee and an assortment of goodies over the course of the week to the many people who have offered up their time to help make this facility a wonderful place, culminating in a luncheon get together on April 11 at 12 p.m. If you have donated your time and/or services to the North Shore Community Centre or

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Cottonwood Manor over the course of the years, please come by and join us. Next up during April, the Community Centre is looking forward to the Community Dinner, being held on Sunday April 14 at 5 p.m. Dinner will be ham and scalloped potatoes with vegetables and our entertainment treat will be from the very talented Linda Fenrich, who is having a 50s themed music selection for your pleasure. Tickets will be $15 and can be purchased from the front desk or the office up until Friday, April 12 at 12 p.m. And finally, the North Shore Community Centre AGM will be held on April 16 at 9 a.m. in the Willow room. We would like to invite all members of the North Shore Community Centre who have purchased a 2019 membership to attend. This meeting will include the election of officers for the coming year and the readings of both the financial report and the 2019 budget. If interested in serving on this board of directors, please contact the office at 250-3764777. Until next month, I wish you all adieu.

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Kelowna invites Zone 8 55+ B.C. Games participants Submitted by Linda Haas The 55+ B.C. Games take place September 10-14 in Kelowna with 32 sports/activities to enjoy. Sports new to the 55+ BC Games are 8-ball, Sturling (stick curling), fast-pitch, and triathlon, all adding to the excitement of the traditional sports. To find out if the event you are interested in requires a playoff, contact the sport coordinator on the Zone 8 website accessed through www.55plusbcgames. org as soon as possible. Playoffs occur mostly in April and May. You may try out for more than one, but can only enter one sport/activity at the Games. If you are not sure what an event is all about, contact the sport coordinator, or go to the website, open Sports, click on a sport icon. That page has a link to rules and technical information, and provides venue, nearby hotels and sports schedule information. It also provides contact info for Zone 8 coordinator. Please note that although Track & Field says schedule will be posted one week prior to Games, in fact it is contained

within the Rules. The 2020 Canada 55+ Games will be held in Kamloops August 25- 28, 2020. To participate, you must qualify at the Kelowna 55+ B.C. Games in September. Did you know research shows learning new activities and staying active have a positive effect on your memory and brain function? Kamloops Riverside Lawn Bowling Club offers a low impact, competitive or noncompetitive activity that does not require a team commitment. There is a social component to the club with activities running all year round.

In lawn bowling, you can play up to six times per week with a low annual fee of $130. Grandparents can have a special time with children or grandchildren. On April 27 and 28 at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. each day the club will host “Try-It Days.” This free opportunity allows you to discover the joys of lawn bowling. For more information and to pre-register, call Bruce or Laurel at 250-554-5177 or email bclary@hotmail. com. Don’t forget our fundraising lunch on April 18. The $15 tickets will be available from members or contact Linda at 250-573-9263 or haaslindatony2@ gmail.com by Apr.13 to reserve them. Besides a delicious buffet lunch at the Lotus Inn, there will be a shared pot draw, bucket auction, and a candy guess (perfect timing for Easter treats!) This fun event promotes social interaction while supporting Zone 8 seniors. The next meeting is April 18, 10 a.m. at the Chief Louis Centre, Tk’emlups Indian Band, on Shuswap Road. Everyone is welcome!

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Sun glinted on her cheeks, on the tiny A single tree grew in Eugenia’s yard. patches of green and on the orange The stories it could tell would turn breasts of robins bouncing on the turf. your head, turn your stomach inside Sitting alone, as her tree imparted a out and, of course, turn your thoughts creaky welcome, her thoughts drifted to romance. The weeping willow tree into a blissful wish and, just then, as towered over a footpath of stepping if early spring wishes were meant to stones to the courtyard bench. No one come true, the gate swung open and would ever suspect conversations were Raymond bounded over to her. overheard by anything as unobtrusive “There you are! I rang the doorbell as a willow. Nevertheless, that tree was Visit our website: revelstokeseniors.ca and when there was no answer, I took a privy to stories, emotions, intimacies chance on finding you here. It suits you and dreams. Season after season, it to be sitting on a bench in this beautiful changed its colors according to the place near the budding willow tree...” moods of those sitting in its shadows. Eugenia, adding to his sentence, Eugenia managed to hide most of “… with you, Raymond. You make it her secrets—but not from the tree. magical with your charm.” She listened to it speak through the “Oh, uh….” Smiling, but turning his rustling of its long lacy tendrils. It head away from her stare, he muttered seemed to know why the woman in the something under his breath. His words garden laughed or wept and consoled were heart-stopping. “I came to talk. I… her in a strange but natural way. In I’ll be leaving. You’re the first to know— the dappled light of the area beneath I’ve accepted work at the University of its overhanging curtains it allowed Kingston. I won’t have to be there until filtered breezes to dry Eugenia’s tearthe fall semester so there’ll be lots of stained cheeks as she meditated in her time for us this summer… and later, I cathedral-like sanctuary. promise.” Autumn changed the willow’s tone Eugenia congratulated him on landing of voice. It whistled as wind scoffed through the bare bones of boughs which the coveted job, but as suddenly as wrote peculiar black calligraphy against the euphoric announcement sank in, she was overcome with melancholia. the changing sky. Eugenia sighed as she daydreamed of her beau, Raymond, Her mood spiralled and she winced. Autumn would bring long lonely nights, who she dated all winter long. They overcast days and worse—a longwere both anxious for spring and when distance relationship. Raymond’s plan it finally arrived, she took the stepping stones through the wet grass to inspect See "If Trees Could Talk" page 18 the faint buds appearing on her willow.

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obliterated any of her notions of summer fun. Are we having nothing but a fling? The dimpled canopy of buds and birds pitied the disappointed woman. Later that week on a sunlit day, the willow which so naturally consolidated who Eugenia was, witnessed a more hopeful mood. The tree’s aged silverfine old man’s beard tangled among its greenery and shone forth in fascinating shapes and shadows for her. The following evening was different, though, an overcast sky and rain gave her pause to second guess Raymond’s feelings for her. Pining under the willow, which often felt like a comforting shelter, her pale outlook matched the sky. Will Raymond’s promises truly bring me a sense of wellbeing through the long lonely seasons ahead? Or, are his promises here today, gone tomorrow? There are still many tree-huggers among folks and, with affection, Eugenia leaned into her willow for a comforting hug. You are my tree. You’ve stayed with me. I’ve grown up with you and you with me. I’ve watched your leaves ripen then fall like shed tears. You’ve watched me thrive, fall in love and weep. She imagined a whisper, Raymond loves you. He is not just a sucker who happened along only to be chopped off. Surprised but still not completely convinced that in his absence he would be true to her, she rallied with her dreams somewhat intact. Raymond never had a moment’s doubt; for, his plan was full-proof. His Eugenia was a brilliance in his life which he could not live without. His only concern was, could she leave? If not, he would do the weeping. One late afternoon as summer wound down. Raymond touched Eugenia’s fair hair pulling it off her face. She was crying. “Your tree is changing for thee,” he poetized rap-style. “It’s no longer weeping; its kisses are sweeping,” he continued, “… blowing your way especially today. Catch ‘em, match ‘em with mine…which are sublime… you’ll see, believe me.” Eugenia bent over laughing at the wanna-be rapper, but unassured everything would be alright, she softly sobbed. Raymond bent over and held her face up to his and kissed her mouth. Her cheeks, still in his hands, flushed as

he analyzed the look of her. “You are, at times, very solemn.” He looked directly at her teary-eyed expression. “I love that about you, but you’re usually lighthearted like the season of summer. Smile for me.” Eugenia giggled. “That’s better. I know you’ve quietly observed, with a sense of hope, what our future could be like. I have too, Eugenia. You need to know, as I leave, it’s only temporary. I love you; your deep-felt spirit; your laughter; your hope. And, I need your wisdom and encouragement. I need all of you…” He put his finger to her lips to hush her so he could finish. “Will you come with me to Kingston, Eugenia? Will you marry me under this tree before we leave?” Euphoric and speechless, Eugenia listened for the willow’s wisdom. She clung in Raymond’s arms as he marched her backwards against the tactile bark of the tree. A late-summer chill sent a shiver down her spine… or, was it the stolen kiss which, beneath the applauding boughs, made her tremble as the willow laughed? Oh, if trees could talk… this one wouldn’t tell though!

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Ashcroft-Cache Creek Senior Society

Ashcroft, B.C. 250-453-9828

APRIL 2019 Calendar of Events SUNDAY

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15 Bridge Club

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Closed

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9

THURSDAY

Closed

Closed

11

Good Friday 19 Carpet Bowling & Cards 10 - 4 pm

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26 Carpet Bowling & Cards 10 - 4 pm

MONDAY

TUESDAY

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Adult Support 9:30 am to 1 pm Whist 1:30 pm

8

Adult Support 9:30 am to 1 pm Whist 1:30 pm

15

Adult Support 9:30 am to 1 pm Whist 1:30 pm

Easter

21

Easter Monday

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Adult Support 9:30 am to 1 pm Whist 1:30 pm 28

WEDNESDAY

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Easter

Carpet 1 Bowling 1-3 pm Seniors Move & Groove 10:45-11:30 am

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Carpet Bowling 9:30 am Pickle Ball 6-8pm

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

Bingo 12:30 - 4 pm

Community 9 Adult Support10 Carpet Bowling11 Paramedic 1pm 9:30 am to 1 pm 9:30 am Carpet Bowling Canasta, Pool & Senior’s/Adult Dinner 9:30 am 4:30-6:30 pm Fun Cards Public Welcome 1:30 pm Pickle Ball 6-8pm 16

Carpet Bowling 9:30 am Pickle Ball 6-8pm

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Carpet Bowling 9:30 am Pickle Ball 6-8pm

SATURDAY

18 Adult Support17 Whole Health 9:30 am to 1 pm Footcare Canasta, Pool & Carpet Bowling Fun Cards 9:30 am 1:30 pm

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25 Adult Support24 9:30 am to 1 pm Carpet Bowling Canasta, Pool & 9:30 am Fun Cards 1:30 pm

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Evergreen Acres (unless otherwise noted)

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

Phone: 250-674-8185

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

Potluck Lunch 2 12 pm Music 1 pm Bridge 7-9pm Seniors Centre

Wells Gray Country3 Seniors Society mtg 10am Seniors Room Sit & Be Fit 10:30-11:30am Crib 1pm Legion Cyber Seniors 3:15-4pm Seniors Room

4 Carpet Bowling 1-3 pm Writer’s Circle 2 pm Library

Hike: Meet 5 @ Strawberry Moose 9 am Darts, 7 pm @ Legion

Carpet 8 Learn and Lunch,9 Bowling 1-3 pm 10:30am Elks Hall Seniors Move & Bridge 7-9pm Groove 10:45-11:30 am Seniors Centre

Sit & Be Fit 10 10:30-11:30am Crib 1pm Legion Cyber Seniors 3:15-4pm Seniors Room

11 Carpet Bowling 1-3 pm

Hike: Meet 12 @ Strawberry Moose 9 am Darts, 7 pm @ Legion

16 Carpet 15 Bunco 1:30-3:00pm Bowling 1-3 pm Seniors Room Seniors Move & Bridge 7-9pm Groove 10:45-11:30 am Seniors Centre

Sit & Be Fit 17 10:30-11:30am Crib 1pm Legion Cyber Seniors 3:15-4pm Seniors Room

18 Carpet Bowling 1-3 pm Writer’s Circle 2 pm Library

Sit & Be Fit 24 10:30-11:30am Crib 1pm Legion Cyber Seniors 3:15-4pm Seniors Room

25 Carpet Bowling 1-3 pm Seniors Book Club 2 pm Library

Easter Monday

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Bingo 12:30 - 4 pm

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Box 791 Barriere V0E 1E0

Clearwater Seniors’ Activities SUNDAY

Bingo 12:30 - 4 pm

4431 Barriere Town Road

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Bingo 12:30 - 4 pm

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Closed

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Carpet Bowling & Cards 10 - 4 pm

Bridge Club

SUNDAY

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Carpet Bowling & Cards 10 - 4 pm

24 Bridge Club

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Carpet Bowling & Cards 10 - 4 pm

Closed

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Bridge Club

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Carpet Bowling & Cards 10 - 4 pm

Bridge Club

Easter

TUESDAY

Patricia Kilt, President

23 Bridge 7-9pm Seniors Centre

Carpet 29 Bowling 1-3 pm Seniors Move & Groove 10:45-11:30 am

30 Bridge 7-9pm Seniors Centre

SATURDAY

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Meat Draw @ Legion 3 - 5 pm

13 Dinner 5pm @ Legion

19 Hike: Meet @ Strawberry Moose 9 am Darts 7 pm @ Legion

20 Meat Draw @ Legion 3 - 5 pm

26 Hike: Meet @ Strawberry Moose 9 am Darts 7 pm @ Legion

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Dinner 5pm @ Legion


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Shuswap Lake Senior Citizens Society

31 Hudson Ave. NE, Box 1552 Salmon Arm, V1E 4P6 P: 250-832-3015 E: drop31@telus.net

Elder Services By referral only 10am - 12pm Spiritualist Church 12:30 - 2:30pm

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Painting Group By referral only Spiritualist Church Mt. Ida Painters 8:30 am - 2 pm 10am - 12pm 10:30 am - 1 pm 9 am - 2 pm 12:30 - 2:30pm Hall Rented AGM 2 pm Hall Rented Spiritualist Church 7 - 8 pm Director’s Mtg 7 pm - 9 pm 5 - 9 pm Easter

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Foot Care Foot Care (by appt. only) (by appt. only) Lunch w/ Friends Income Taxes Income Taxes Income Taxes

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Pool & Cards 10am - 2pm

4 pm Doors Open 6 pm Walk Ins

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Pool & Cards 10am - 2pm

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Income Taxes

Income Taxes

Income Taxes

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Foot Care 30 (by appt. only) Caregiver Support Lunch w/ Friends Group 10 am Income Taxes Income Taxes DOORS OPEN MON-FRI 9 AM - 4 PM RAINBOW CAFE 11:30 AM - 1 PM

APRIL 2019 Calendar of Events SUNDAY

MONDAY

Duplicate Bridge 1 pm

Table Tennis 8:30 am Keep Fit 10:45 am Crib 1:30 pm Line Dancing 1:30pm Ukulele 6:30 pm

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14 Pancake Breakfast 8 am - 11:30 am Duplicate Bridge 1 pm

Easter

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Table Tennis 8:30 am Keep Fit 10:45 am Crib 1:30 pm Line Dancing 1:30pm Camera Club 7pm

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Table Tennis 8:30 am Canasta 10 am Floor Curling 2 pm Ukulele 1:30 pm Square Dancers 6:30 pm

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Table Tennis 8:30 am Canasta 10:00 am Floor Curling 1:30 pm

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Table Tennis 8:30 am Canasta 10 am Floor Curling 1:30 pm Ukulele 1:30 pm Square Dancers 6:30 pm

THURSDAY

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Whist 10 am Keep Fit 10:45 am Social Bridge 1:30 pm Table Tennis 1:30 pm Crib 7 pm

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Whist 10 am Keep Fit 10:45 am Social Bridge 1:30 pm Table Tennis 1:30 pm Choir 3:45 pm Crib 7 pm

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Whist 10 am Keep Fit 10:45 am Social Bridge 1:30 pm Table Tennis 1:30 pm Choir 3:45 pm Crib 7 pm Vintage Car Club 7 pm

Easter Monday 22 23 24 25 Whist 10 am Kitchen & Office Closed Table Tennis 8:30 am Weightwatchers 8:30 am Keep Fit 10:45 am Table Tennis 8:30 am Canasta 10 am Scrabble 9:30 am Social Bridge 1:30 pm Keep Fit 10:45 am Floor Curling 1:30 pm Table Tennis 1:30 pm Darts 1 pm Crib 1:30 pm Ukulele 1:30 pm Line Dancing 1:30pm Shuswap Choir 3:45 pm Line Dancing 1:30pm Square Dancers 6:30 pm Camera Club 7pm Crib 7 pm

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Table Tennis 8:30 am Keep Fit 10:45 am Crib 1:30 pm Line Dancing 1:30pm Ukulele 6:30pm

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Bingo

4 pm Doors Open 6 pm Walk Ins

FRIDAY 4

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Salmon Arm, B.C. V1E 1H1

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320A Second Ave. NE

Monday Morning Market

Easter Monday

4 pm Doors Open 6 pm Walk Ins

Bingo Manager, Wendy Bond ............. 250-253-3516 Carvers, Olena Bramble ...................... 250-803-9688 Elder Services, Lee Ann or Brenda ..... 250-833-4136 Hall Rentals, Olena Bramble ............... 250-803-9688 Mount Ida Painters, Olena Bramble ... 250-803-9688 Potluck, Clara Corley........................... 250-463-2456 Spiritualist Church, Gloria Makey ...... 250-832-8058 Tuesday Painting, Ross Chester ........ 250-832-3579

THURSDAY 3

Monday 8 Foot Care 9 Foot Care 10 Morning Market (by appt. only) (by appt. only)

Caregiver Support Lunch w/ Friends Group 10 am Income Taxes Income Taxes

14

Good Friday

15

6

Phone 250-832-7000 Fax 250-833-0550 Office Hours: 9 am - 3 pm

1

7

SATURDAY

Bingo

Elder Services By referral only 10am - 12pm

5-9pm

DROP-IN POOL & CARDS

APRIL 2019 Calendar of Events MONDAY

Pool & Cards 10am - 2pm

5

Bingo 13 Pool & Cards12 10am - 2pm 4 pm Doors Open 6 pm Walk Ins Elder Services Carving By referral only Volunteer 9 am - 12 noon 10am - 12pm Appreciation Bulldogs Boxing 1-2pm Luncheon Hall Rented 5-9pm 11:30 am - 1 pm

Seniors’ Resource Centre - Salmon Arm SUNDAY

FRIDAY

11

Following AGM

Elder Services Painting Group Spiritualist Church By referral only 8:30 am - 2 pm 10:30 am - 1 pm Mt. Ida Painters 10am - 12pm 12:30 - 2:30pm 9 am - 2 pm Hall Rented Spiritualist Church 7 - 8 pm 7 pm - 9 pm Potluck 5:00 pm

28

THURSDAY

14 17 17

7

FRIDAY

5

SATURDAY

Sing-A-Long 9:45 am Canasta 10 am Birthday Lunch 12 pm Cancer Yoga 12 pm Dup. Bridge Less. 1 pm

6

12

13

Good Friday 19 Kitchen & Office Closed Sing-A-Long 9:45 am Canasta 10 am Cancer Yoga 12 pm Dup. Bridge 1 pm Line Dance 1:30 pm

20

Sing-A-Long 9:45 am Canasta 10 am Cancer Yoga 12 pm Dup. Bridge 1 pm Line Dance 1:30 pm

26

Sing-A-Long 9:45 am Canasta 10 am Cancer Yoga 12 pm Dup. Bridge 1 pm Line Dance 1:30 pm

POOL ROOM OPEN WEEKDAYS 9 AM - 5 PM

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Painting Group 8:30 am - 2 pm

3

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5 - 9 pm

7 Spiritualist Church

WEDNESDAY

6 6

N O E S U G L I C E L L L E A K E I N G S U R I S T A B A R T Y N I E L A D S G N P E G A R R Y T O R M

Hall Rented

2

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TUESDAY

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Should Animals get the Vote? by Trudy Frisk

Suddenly we’re surrounded by elections. Candidates list their credentials and promote their platforms. The media praise or chastise them. Yet no one addresses the truly important electoral question; should animals have the vote? Not wild animals—too difficult to organize, but domestic animals have been part of the human experience for millennia. Shouldn’t they have a neigh in federal, provincial and municipal elections? I can hear the rumblings. “There’s a surplus of jackasses in politics now, and there are already too many pigs at the public trough!” May I remind you, those are people you’re speaking of. They aren’t animals, nor did animals vote for them. Some people believe voting animals would make wiser choices. Should animals have the vote? Here are some responses: “Cats, yes. They know what’s going on, probably instinctively, and they have the answers. They don’t have to wait to see who’s popular or even who’s running.” “Absolutely, they are the rational ones.” “It depends on the animal. Some animals are as stupid as people; others

and rats. Dogs guard us have superior intellects and our homes. Animals and would do a better are good companions. job. “ Studies show people who “Of course they should. have animals live longer Many species, such as the Great Pyrenees are bred to happier lives. They even help lower our blood think for themselves and pressure.” take responsibility.” Economic contributions Not everyone gave by animals aren’t fully unconditional support: recognized. Costs of “They should vote for food, veterinary care, other animals, but not for and accessories for people. “ domestic pets total in For others, “no” was the millions. Granted, ‘no”: “They should be these are arms-length treated well but not vote.” economic factors, people Some worried about spending money on their consequences: “Unlike humans animals cherished animals. Add in the direct value of don’t raise armies or kill farm animals; dairy cows, except for survival. They poultry, pigs, beef cattle, might vote to eliminate horses, sheep, and all the humans.” services and supplies they That was countered need. Animals are a truly by; “They wouldn’t. significant part of the They enjoy warm indoor Canadian economy. places where they’re fed When a government and cared for, safe from does something humans predators.” don’t like we mutter “Just One reason for not wait till the next election!” letting them vote was: Yet, how many politicians “We own them. They are ever mention animals? totally dependant on us. It’s time they were heard They act from emotion; and heeded. not logic.” Hmm? There’ll have to be Weren’t siilar excuses planning and organizing. given decades ago for not Keep voting simple. No allowing women to vote? electoral reform. The Animal contributions ‘First-Past-The-Post’ to human well-being system we now use will were cited as reasons to suit animals. Whether give them recognition. they’re in flocks of geese, “Animals have done or herds of horses, human-kind a favour animals usually have by being part of their leaders. A senior gander landscape over the centuries. Cats hunt mice See “Animals” on page 21

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SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

Savona Weight Loss Club 8:15 am Craft Club 1 pm

7

14

Easter

21

28

8

Savona Weight Loss Club 8:15 am Craft Club 1 pm

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Savona Weight Loss Club 8:15 am Craft Club 1 pm Easter Monday

22

Savona Weight Loss Club 8:15 am Craft Club 1 pm

2 Exercise 8:30 am Coffee 9 am

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

3 Exercise 8:30 am Coffee 9 am UPS 7 pm

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Exercise 8:30 am Coffee 9 am

Exercise 8:30 am Coffee 9 am Crib 7 pm

16

Exercise 8:30 am Coffee 9 am

Exercise 8:30 am Coffee 9 am

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Exercise 8:30 am Coffee 9 am UPS 7 pm

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Exercise 8:30 am Coffee 9 am UPS 7 pm

Exercise 8:30 am Coffee 9 am

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Open 9 am - noon Crafts 1-3 pm 7

Closed

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Open 9 am - noon

21

Closed 28

Pot Luck 5 pm

WEDNESDAY

Open 9 am - noon

8

15 Open 9 am - noon

22 Open 9 am - noon

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Open 9 am - noon 16

Open 9 am - noon 23

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29 Open 9 am - noon

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Exercise 8:30 am Coffee 9 am Crib 7 pm

Exercise 8:30 am Coffee 9 am Crib 7 pm

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Exercise 8:30 am Coffee 9 am

Logan Lake Seniors 50+ SUNDAY

SATURDAY

4

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Savona Weight Loss Club 8:15 am Craft Club 1 pm

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WEDNESDAY

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Easter

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Open 9 am - noon

THURSDAY 3

4

Open 9 am - noon Carpet bowling 1 - 3 pm

Open 9 am - noon

Open 10 9 am - noon Carpet bowling 1 - 3 pm

Open 9 am - noon

11

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

Open 5 9 am - 3 pm Curling 10-noon Bingo 1 - 3 pm

Games Night 6 - 10 pm

Open 12 9 am - 3 pm Curling 10-noon Bingo 1 - 3 pm

Games Night 6 - 10 pm

6

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Good Friday

17 18 Open 19 Open Open 9 am - 3 pm 9 am - noon 9 am - noon Carpet bowling General Meeting Curling 10-noon 1pm 1 - 3 pm Bingo 1 - 3 pm 24 Open 9 am - noon Carpet bowling 1 - 3 pm

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Open 9 am - noon

Open 26 9 am - 3 pm Curling 10-noon Bingo 1 - 3 pm

20

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Games Night 6 - 10 pm

30

Open 9 am - noon

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Revisiting gun slinging or what?

It’s spring. I should be writing about flowers, soft rain and life without boots. But I’m down in the dumps. Please tell me we aren’t up to our asses in alligators with no notion of draining the swamp! Tell me the continuing violence and corruption illuminated by world events can be stopped. Tell me we’ve learned something from a long history of wars and

personal aggression. In a climate of verbal abuse and aggressive actions, we debate how to stop this insanity by offering solutions to symptoms of a world not working with more acts of aggression. Could we go deeper into ways to drain the swamp instead of hitting the alligators with boat paddles? Could we tackle the underlying causes of violence at the bottom of the swamp– inequalites, poverty, greed, demonizing those whose beliefs differ from our own, aggression reinforced by entertainment media and children raised in cultures of violence?

Buddhism brings visions of religion from a strange unfathomable land of chanting, humming bowls and not killing mosquitoes. I have come to understand Buddhism as a philosophy of life that includes rejection of aggression and violence as a solution to world problems and the practice of compassion as the right path. One of the most famous quotations ever is by the Buddha: “Hatred never ceases by hatred but by love alone is healed.” But compassion and love get squashed flat by a culture that glorifies violence as an

Oh Murray, where art thou? the birthdays she had shared with Murray, how she’d baked him his favourite cake every year, and how Murray cringed when they sang “Happy Birthday.” She missed Murray, and – for a reason she couldn’t explain – wanted to visit Murray’s burial spot. Unfortunately, In the world I serve, there was no burial it seems you can spot and Alice couldn’t divide people into even remember where two basic groups – Murray’s ashes were the “scatterers” and scattered all those the “keepers.” I’m months ago. talking, of course, “I wish I hadn’t about what happens been so hasty when I to a loved one’s ashes scattered Murray” said after cremation. Some Alice. “I never thought people release them I’d feel this way, but back to nature. Others I wish I could go and hold on to them either connect with Murray. keeping them at home It’s as if he never even or burying them in a existed.” place like a cemetery. I’ve met many Alice is a member people like Alice of the former group – over the years. When she’s a ‘scatterer’ – so their loved one dies, when Murray died, they find themselves she had her husband making so many cremated and scattered decisions. Will there be his ashes to the wind, a service? What kind somewhere up in of casket or cremation Kenna Cartwright container would they Park, we’re told. prefer? Is there going “Murray used to love to be a viewing? How hiking there” said about an obituary? Alice, “and I thought The questions seem it would be the perfect endless and perhaps place to send him back overwhelming, but to nature.” decisions are, indeed, Fast forward several made. Perhaps Alice months to Murray’s rushed into the birthday. Like all the decision to scatter ‘firsts’ since Murray Murray. Perhaps died, it was a hard she should have day for Alice. She waited awhile before kept thinking about scattering Murray’s

ashes. The decision to scatter is a huge one for at least two reasons. First, it’s irreversible. Once Murray’s gone, he’s gone. Secondly, although it might make sense at the time, people have no idea how they might feel about that decision in the months and years to come. In this case, Alice’s initial desire to honour Murray’s love for Kenna Cartwright Park right after Murray’s death was replaced by Alice’s need to have a permanent place to ‘visit’ Murray several years later. She couldn’t have foreseen that at the time. She regretted scattering Murray’s ashes. Not everyone second guesses their decision to scatter their loved one’s ashes. But many people do. So, I wrote an eight page booklet to try to help you decide what to do. It’s called Drake’s Guide to Scattering. Drop by for a copy or download it at DrakeCremation. com. It might prove to be a good conversation starter for you and your family.

acceptable solution to interpersonal differences, workplace conflicts, and community inequities. A constant barrage of confrontation and competition surrounds us and mercilessly in entertainment media. How sorry we feel for Dr. Phil’s guests as he levels tough love on them, or a Survivor contender who cries when banished, or get irritated by Hilary and David bickering with each other on Love It or List It. Producers tell us functional communication is boring, not what viewers want, and blame us for the violence they offer. And we gobble it up

never questioning what came first, or how it perpetuates a mindless, careless, and hypnotized population. When I worked with preschool children, I was on top of research about the socialization of children. One now famous study revealed children respond to violence and aggression they witness on television sometimes very immediately. We know young children are influenced by what they see and hear. Somehow though, thirty years later, we still act surprised by new data that substantiates the earlier studies, that when children watch violence on

television and in internet games they act out aggression in their own lives. There is another way. Let’s pull the plug instead of crushing the alligators with boat paddles. If nothing else, each and every one of us can commit to showing more love and compassion in our daily lives and finding ways to curb our anger and aggression. When anger rises and it will, we can put our hand on our heart, delay our reaction, take a deep breath, and refrain from aggressive acts or speech remembering our intention to be at peace with the world.

Animals should vote Continued from page 20 has charge and keeps watch for threats to the flock. Stallions defend their herds. Head mares choose locations for other mares and their foals. Animals accept that with power goes responsibility, a principle of government. Any attempt to change this would just result in confusion. The ‘Single Transferable Vote’ system is too complicated for most humans, let alone laying chickens, to understand. Sheep, people assume, would just bleat “Baaa!” to the whole matter. We might be surprised. Given a secret ballot and the chance to vote without the whole flock knowing for whom, they might develop some

independence. There is a possibility of deepening the rural/urban split. Pampered city canines in wool jackets and rainproof booties may vote differently from country herd and guard dogs, which they likely outnumber. So be it. That’s democracy. As always, we hope city dogs remember where their food comes from. It’s been tried before. In Britain, Brenda Gould, from Newmarket, near Cambridge, twice registered her two cows, Henry and Sophie Bull, on the voters’ list. The first year she also included her dog, Jake Woofles as a qualified voter. The East Cambridgeshire

District Council didn’t welcome this as a chance to broaden electoral representation. Ms. Gould was fined $25l and ordered to pay $110 court costs. “The Council felt it was necessary to take action to prevent this abuse of the election system from continuing,” said the Council’s senior legal assistant. It’s always most difficult for the pioneers. Should animals vote? A Kamloops resident sums up: “Horses display no corruption, dishonesty or treachery. They’re forthright; if you come too close to them, they’ll kick, but that’s your fault. Sure, let them vote!”

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Seeing beyond differences A literal rainbow of colours decorates the wall. A montage of photos, including a shot of the letter Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sent. Photos of candles flickering, ribbons

streaming, individuals, groups, crowds. Each photo a testament to the outpouring of love and grief after the shooting which took 49 lives at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida on June 12, 2016. On a recent trip to Florida I visited the Pulse Interim Memorial. I stood on the grounds where so many lost their lives. I walked the length of the wall, my heart moved by

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the love and solidarity evidenced through the photos and messages. I read the names of the 49 victims out loud. I prayed for their families and friends. As I write this the world learns that another 49 people have lost their lives to a shooting. This time at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Though the reasons given for these attacks – and for the other mass shooting deaths the world has experienced recently - in both cases the attackers were fueled by hatred and anger, by a sense that these lives had no value other than as expressions of the shooter’s hatred. In the immediate aftermath of these horrendous acts so much attention is paid to the shooter. Soon the stories of the victims will emerge. We will learn more about the fathers, mothers, sons, daughters, and friends who were killed. These are the stories that will touch our hearts. The stories that identify the victims as fellow humans, doing their best in a world that is difficult. Stories are the vehicles of healing, of bridging, of uniting. In the gospel of John, Jesus encounters a Samaritan woman at a well. He asks her for a drink and she reacts in surprise. He was a Jew. She practiced a different faith. Typically their differences would create a boundary – a wall between them. But they engaged in dialogue and he learned her story. He responded with understanding and compassion, and she

shared water with him. Jesus often sought out those who were different, who were “other” and engaged them. He listened deeply to the stories of “others” and responded with understanding and compassion. He calls us to do the same. Nearly every faith tradition has an admonition that we love our neighbours – those who are not quite like us. Differences might separate us, but as we seek to understand the humanity behind our “otherness” we can find healing, bridging, and perhaps unity. Kamloops celebrated our diversity with a walk on the North Shore on March 21st. Together people from all over the world and those from different faith traditions

or no faith tradition walked and talked. We told our stories. We celebrated one another. In the coming weeks, many faith traditions will celebrate holidays: the Christian and Orthodox churches will celebrate Holy Week and Easter, our Jewish neighbours will celebrate Passover, Hindus – Ramanavani, Jains – Mahavir Jayanti, Sikhs – Vaisakhi, Bahá’ís – the Festival of Ridván, Pagans – Beltane, Buddhists – Therevada New Year, and Muslims will enter Ramadan. Let’s continue to celebrate our diversity by reaching out to someone who seems “other” to us. Walk together, talk together, hear one another’s stories. Look beyond the differences to

the inherent value every person has. It might seem a small thing to do in a world that seems to be filled with vitriol and violence, but it’s a big step toward learning to love our neighbours, no matter who they are, no matter where they are from, no matter how different we seem to be. Let’s not wait for a horrific tragedy to pour out our love and solidarity for one another. Let’s do it today. And tomorrow. Let’s change the world! Rev LeAnn Blackert ministers with the congregation of Mount Paul United Church on the north shore of Kamloops (www. mtpauluc.ca) and is a co-facilitator of the new Wild Church in Kamloops (wildchurchbc.org).

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HEART CATHEDRAL OF PERPETUAL HELP C SACRED F255ENicola L AW. C A OUR635LADY Street – 372-2581 Tranquille Rd – 376-5541 • Chrism Mass Tuesday ...........10:00am • Holy Thursday ........................7:00pm • Good Friday services .. 3pm & 5:30pm • Holy Saturday (Easter Vigil)....8:30pm • Easter Sunday 8:30am, 11:30am (No 6pm) • Divine Mercy Sunday, April 28 Confessions ..........................2:00 pm The Chaplet of Divine Mercy 2:30 pm Mass .....................................3:00 pm

HOLY FAMILY PARISH 2797 Sunset Drive – 372-0205 • Holy Thursday ..................... 7:00pm • Good Friday services ...................3pm • Easter Sunday ........................10:30am

• Holy Thursday ........................7:00pm • Good Friday services ...................3pm • Holy Saturday (Easter Vigil)....8:30pm • Easter Sunday ..........8:30am, 10:30am

ST. JOHN VIANNEY PARISH 2826 Bank Rd – 579-8711 • Holy Thursday ........................7:00pm • Good Friday services ...................3pm • Holy Saturday (Easter Vigil)....8:00pm • Easter Sunday ........................10:30am SUN PEAKS Sun Peaks Grand Hotel No Easter Mass BLESSED SACRAMENT Chase • Easter Sunday ....................... 4:00pm

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ST. JOSEPH’S 200 Chilcotin Rd. – 372-2581 • Easter Sunday .......................1:00pm

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HOLY TRINITY UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC CHURCH 109 Tranquille Rd • Holy Thursday .....................7:00pm • Good Friday services ................3pm • Holy Saturday (Easter Vigil).9:00am • Easter Sunday .......................8:00am

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Lawnbowling - Learn a new sport! Keep your mind and body active with this low impact activity. FREE LESSONS! Virtually anyone can learn to play successfully. You can be either competitive or non-competitive. There is a huge social component in our club, and there is no team commitment since we have an open draw. For more information call Bruce or Laurel at 250-554-5177 or email bclary@hotmail.com . Kamloops Social Club provides activities & gettogethers for members to socialize, have fun and make new friends. Our monthly dances are open to the public. Other activities, for members, include potlucks, appie nights at various pubs, dining out, hiking, snowshoeing, X-country skiing & other social get-togethers proposed by members. Potlucks: 3rd Tuesday/ month @ 6pm; Meetings & Social: 1st Wed/month @ 7pm, both at the Oddfellows Hall, 423 Tranquille Rd, Kamloops. We welcome new friends to join us. FMI call Bonnie @ 250-319-8510. Excelsior Rebekah Lodge No.23: General meeting second Tuesday of every month 7:30 p.m. Regular meeting fourth Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. 423 Tranquille Rd. McArthur Park Lawn Bowling invite new bowlers to try lawn bowling free. Lawn Bowling is low impact, easy to learn and very affordable. There is something for everyone; social drop-in bowling, leagues and tournaments with a little competitiveness and Provincials, 55+ Games and Nationals for the more serious bowler. The Lawn Bowling facility located at McArthur Island is open from May to September. For more information call Brenda 250 579-5775 or Ron 250 319-3255 or Doug 250851-9760. If you have kidney-related

issues and questions, and would like to chat with someone who has been there, the Kamloops Kidney Support Group is here for you. We meet on the second Saturday, 9 a.m., and second Wednesday, 10 a.m., of each month at Chances (Barside Lounge and Grill), 1250 Halston Ave. You won’t get any medical advice from us, but we are here to share ourexperiences, whether you may be pre-dialysis or on dialysis, a kidney donor or a recipient, a family member, or anything in between. FMI, call Edna Humphreys at 250-376-6361 or Dorothy Drinnan at 250573-2988. Mutliple Myeloma Support Group for Kamloops and Region. Meetings will be scheduled at the Kamloops Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre once an agenda is in place for a meeting and/ or a speaker have been arranged. If you are interested, please contact one of the following people and provide us with your email address (or phone number) and we will notify you of future meetings. Bob T.: ridgerunner@telus. net 250-376-3292; Anne E. akevenrude@shaw. ca 250-372-8077; Bob H. rhamaguchi@shaw.ca 250-374-6754. The Afternoon Auxiliary to RIH Thrift Seller is open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Located at 146 Victoria St. We welcome you to come shop, donate or volunteer. Alzheimer Caregiver and Early Support Stage groups meets the second Thursday of the month, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and the fourth Thursday of the month, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Alzheimer Society Resource Centre, 405, 235 – 1st Ave. For more information please contact Tara Hildebrand, support and education coordinator Alzheimer Society of B.C. at 250-377-8200.

Kamloops Street Rod Association Submitted by Larry Wagner

Myself and about 45 members belong to the Kamloops Street Rod Association (KSRA). This year we are celebrating our 30th anniversary as a club. Artie Haynes and myself, Larry Wagner, are the only original members. We have a good variety of members who own rods (early 1920 plus modified cars) muscle cars and anything in between. Some of our members are a wealth of knowledge and can be helpful to anyone building a car. There are a lot of backyard builders in the Kamloops area. We would love to see some of these backyard builders join our club. I am one of those guys that do everything in my backyard. I own seven vehicles, only one is a daily driver. The others are older and have been modified. Two of them are pictured above. If you are into street rods come join us at one of our meetings. Kamloops Street Rod Association meets: April 3 - A&W Northshore, April 10 -KSRA Meeting at Valleyview Hall, April 17 - A&W Valleyview, April 24 - A&W Northshore. FMI call Rae at 250-3745251 or Brian at 250-851-0586. Army Navy & Airforce Veterans in Canada - Unit 290. ANAVETS by the river is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping veterans and the community. We are located at #9-177 Tranquille Rd. Contact info: 250554-2455 anavets290.ca. The club is open 7 days a week. On Wednesdays fun darts starts at 1 p.m. and welcomes everyone. We have our karaoke on Friday nights at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday meat draws at 3 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Council of Canadians meets at 5.30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month at the Smorgasbord Deli, 225 - 7th Ave. Please join us. Call Anita

or Dalton esat 250-377-0055 or 250-377-0055. You can also visit kamloopscanadians.ca. Chronic Pain Association of Kamloops meets the last Wednesday of each month at noon at People In Motion, 182B Tranquille Rd., for resources, support and fellowship. There is parking in the back. Call Ashley at 778-257-1986 or email: ash.westen@gmail.com. Tuesday afternoon cribbage takes place at 1:30 p.m. at McArthur Park Lawn Bowling clubhouse, next to Norbrock Stadium. Come for crib, coffee & good company. Free parking. Call 250-579-0228, 250-5798259 or 250-376-0917.

Do you enjoy singing in harmony and a great variety of songs? Kamloops Happy Choristers invites new members who are 55 and over for a social atmosphere and a chance to sing for senior residences and public concerts. We meet every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Heritage House. For more information call Sharon at 250-579-9505.

Kamloops Stroke Recovery Branch meets at Riverbend Seniors Community at 10:30-1 p.m. on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Wednesday of the month. Email: kmshelton@hotmail. com or phone: 250-377-1961.

Kamloops Elks Lodge #44 meets at 7:30 p.m. every second Thursday of each month at 784-B Victoria St. We have served the community since 1920. You are invited to come and meet the members. New members are welcome. The hall is also available for gatherings, meetings, etc. For any inquiries please call 250-3722737 or 250-573-4632.

The Kamloops Breast Cancer Support Group meets at Kamloops United Church - Ponderosa Room the 3rd Monday of each month at 7 p.m. The support group is for all women at any stage of their breast cancer journey whether newly diagnosed or years out of treatment.

Kamloops Heritage Model Railroad Club meets on the first Friday of each month at 7 p.m. Come and investigate a great hobby. Call 250-554-3233 FMI. Kamloops Prostate Cancer Support Group meet at 10 a.m. on the third Saturday of the month at The Seniors Activity Centre, 9A-1800 Tranquille Rd. Phone 250-376-4011 or email larubekam1947@gmail.com Kamloops Stamp Club meets at 2 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at Mt. Paul United Church, 140 Laburnum. Contact 250-314-1021. The World Famous City of Kamloops Rube Band practices every Monday (except holidays), 7:30 to 9:30 pm at the Yacht Club, 1140 River Street. Anyone interested in ‘uplugging’ and wanting to interact with people instead by having fun with music is invited to join the band. No auditions - all skill levels are welcome, although having a sense of humour will prove to be a great asset. Check out the web site kamloopsrubeband. org and find us on Facebook. FMI please call Terry Phillips 250.374.1606

Kamloops United Church Thrift Shop, 421 St. Paul St. To volunteer, call 250-3723020. New items daily, great prices! Different specials every day, Check us out.

Kamloops Garden Club meets on the 4th Wed of the month, Feb through June & Sept through Nov at 7 pm Heritage House, 100 Lorne St (Riverside Park). We host a wide variety of garden related activities, everyone welcome to attend. Contact Judy at 250-374-4181 FMI or visit Facebook.com/ kamloopsgardenclub. Ping-Pong is billed as a brain sport. It is also said it could be the elixir of youth and it brings a lot more to the table. We meet Tuesdays 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursdays 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Desert Garden Community Centre, 540 Seymour Street. We welcome more players. Drop in fee is $2. Having fun is something we did all the time, why change with age? FMI call 250-372-3965. The Connector would like to feature your group! Please send a photo and a short write up describing the activities of your group to editor@connectornews. ca. Submissions will be published as space permits. Changes to your regular listing should also be emailed to editor@ connectornews.ca and again, listings are published space permitting. If your listing doesn’t appear one month we will do our best to cycle it back in the next.

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