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Chilly days are blown away by gusty winds and drenching rains. The frosty morns, now turn to dew, as the first purple crocus’ poke through. Their bright yellow stigma mimic the sun, chasing away the winter blues. Excitement ripples like drops in the collecting puddles, awaiting the day to plant vibrant botanical wonders, that dazzle our senses and lift our mood. Imagination runs wild with names like Andromedia Blue, Spike Dracaena and Sedum Autumn Fire, and the smiling faces of pansies and Hellebrorus Sun Flare, look on. Purple Salvia and marigolds brighten the place, enticing birds and butterflies to dance and enchant your space. Lavendar bushes sooth your soul, as you lay out your rows of cucumber, snow peas, squash and peppers. Bushels See "Grand Opening" page 10

Fairy homes are a creative way to ad whimsy and magic to a backyard or patio space and there are no rules. Let your imagination run wild. Spring is a season of rebirth marked by flowers pushing through the soil and tender green leaf buds appearing on trees. As adults begin tinkering in their gardens and clearing away the vestiges of another winter, children also can get into the spring gardening spirit — with a touch of whimsy mixed in. A fairy garden is the perfect project. Fairies are mythical beings of romance and folklore that appear in ancient stories passed down by various cultures.

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2017 Wildfire Volunteer Monument

It was a great honour to witness the unveiling of the ‘Lend a Hand’ monument dedicated to 2017 wildfire volunteers at Riverside Park on April 12th. The 2017 wildfires devastated our region like never before with over 65,000 people evacuated from their homes.

However, the memories of this disaster are not all of loss, but they are also of community resilience. In the face of disaster and fear, our community members sacrificed their time and talents to protect our families and friends. I have always known how strong the people of my riding were, but it was inspiring to see it in action as thousands of residents stepped forward to help. In fact, the artists behind the new monument, Lee-Anne Chisholm and Aaron Harder of Quesnel,

were among the many families who opened their homes to evacuees. The monument features the blue Thompson Rivers surrounded by trees on a tall base. On the top of the base, there are hands lifting up a Canadian maple leaf. Inside the leaf is the silhouette of a family packing belongings and walking together, to symbolize the thousands of evacuees. Looking up at the many hands lifting the shining leaf left me feeling proud of the communities in the TNRD and their constant kindness.

Over 150,000 hours were spent assisting evacuees, providing care, and donating goods. I witnessed first-hand the strong spirit of our community as we worked to assist evacuees in Kamloops. The volunteers around me showed the utmost compassion to all those needing assistance, treating everyone like family. Despite the tragedy, we rallied together and faced the wildfires together. People came together to fight a common cause, and they left with a

Introducing “The Vault” and on-going exhibits featuring local talents, Davies and Wright Submitted by Terri Hadwin, Executive Director, Kamloops Arts Council The Kamloops Arts Council has been making some exciting changes. ‘Released from the Vault’ Silent Auction series begins this May in the back gallery of their newly acquired showroom christened ‘The Vault.’ You can bid on a lightly curated selection of fine local art. The first auction will run until the end of June. On display in the back gallery and in the main reception area is an array of local artists who are part of the Art in Public Spaces program. Art in Public Spaces brings local art to high visibility businesses and organizations such as the Kamloops Airport and Royal Inland Hospital. In an effort to elevate the visibility of local artists, the KAC has revamped their main office into another gallery space and will soon have local music, writers and other mediums available for purchase. KAC’s Executive Director, Terri Hadwin, has been spurring on these new developments. “The main office is the first place people come to when visiting the Old Courthouse and we want to show off the incredible talent we have in this city,” says Hadwin. Of course, there are still the ongoing exhibits in the Main Gallery and Hallway. This month the KAC presents the ‘Western Cowboy and Portrait Paintings’ of Garry Davies. The horse and rider were important aspects of the foundation of Kamloops. The ranching community is thriving in the Kamloops area, though it is not seen or understood by the changing demographics of the modern urban population. Davies explores this lifestyle in a colourful and descriptive way. Lynne Flanders ‘Life in the Caribou and Beyond’ will be exhibited in the Hallway. In past years, scenes from the Caribou, Haida Gwaii and her widespread

stronger connection to their communities. Remarkably, this spirit remained strong, as we rallied together for a second time during the 2018 wildfire effort. The ‘Lend a Hand’ monument perfectly captures the compassion of our communities, and it was a great pleasure

to recognize the efforts of the volunteers. The wildfires were devastating to many families in the Thompson-Cariboo region, and the effects would be much worse if it wasn’t for the dedicated February 18, 2019 volunteers who not only protected our safety, but also strengthened our community.

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places of travel have been her main source of inspiration. The recent fires in B.C. have had a tremendous impact on how she sees Nature and thus impacts her painting. Lynne uses her maiden name, Wright, to sign her paintings in memory of her late artist father. Her father Alexander Wright graduated from the Winnipeg School of Fine Arts. He was taught in part by Les Moines Fitzgerald, last member of the Canadian Group Of Seven.    As early as 4 years old, Lynne vividly remembers walking miles through the Lake Superior Laurentian Shield and quiet lakeshores with her dad in the wee hours of the coldest mornings. The rest of the family slept but she would not be left behind to

waste away time and life in sleep. She enjoyed this precious time with her dad not knowing that her time spent with him would be short lived. Lynne drew in pencil, ink and charcoal in her very early years. Later a career in nursing, raising three children and living in South East Asia took up much of her energy and time. When her daughter and two sons were older there was once again time to paint. Her father’s early passing left her with a knowing that life is finite and passes often without warning. Later her husband passed away at the same age as her dad so if she didn’t quite get the message the first time, she certainly got it the second time around. “That message said to get on with life, do what you love, and if that’s painting: just do it! Create with all your heart, and live life to the fullest. Life is so very short!” The KAC Main and Hallway exhibits run from May 8 to June 1 at the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre. 7 Seymour Street West.

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Bolton joins Connector team I am pleased to announce that I am joining the Kamloops Connector crew in bringing you valued stories and ideas for our Senior community. I enjoy our City of Kamloops having lived here for 30 years participating in sports of curling, golf and volunteering on various occasions. I have been part of Aberdeen Publishing for over 19 years, in sales and management and look forward to working with the Connector team. I am grateful for all the work and professionalism Darlene Kawa has put into the newspaper in the past few years helping to make it what it is today—a well read and valued part of Kamloops and region. If I can ever be of help in the future please let me know.

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Spring is finally upon us and as with most seasons it tends to signal change. Once again, we at The Connector are facing some major changes. As this publication enters its 28th year of existence, we begin a new chapter as one of our key team members opts to retire. Darlene Kawa joined us in February of 2016 following a longstanding career at The Kamloops Daily News. A consumate professional, talented sales person and all-around wonderful person, Darlene will be sorely missed. Her retirement is well-deserved and we wish her a long and rewarding time in this next phase of her life. We have given her strict instructions to visit so we can keep in touch. In her place, we are pleased to announce that the irrepressable Linda Bolton has been named Publisher of The Connector. She will put her substantial publishing experience to great use here and we are already enjoying working with her. Linda has already made an obvious impact during the transition and while I wish we could just keep both awesome women on board, I wish both of them well with their respective challenges. Speaking of wonderful women, Mother’s Day is coming up soon. What better time to honour our mothers? If your mother is no longer with us, take a moment to remember her. Maybe do something in her memory. For those of us fortunate to still have our moms, make sure you call, send a card, send flowers, visit or go on an outing and spend some quality time with her. You will never regret it. I spent a bit of quality time with my youngin’ the other day and speaking of change, I am in the midst of yet another home renovation. This time it is the kitchen— perhaps the most disruptive of all single room renos other than the bathroom. My kiddo was longing to “break things” so we began bashing out the cupboards together. We did make a fair bit of progress and despite a few broken dishes, I’m confident we will get the demo done in time for the arrival of the new cupboards. And no, we didn’t break the dishes with the sledge hammer although that sounds like it could have been fun. The box we packed them into didn’t hold when I lifted it up and as with any slow-motion disaster, I didn’t react soon enough and, CRASH! there went the dishes to the floor. Hopefully that will be the only casualty along the way but I won’t hold my breath. Needless to say, I appreciated my daughter’s help and it was fun to spend some time with her since we only get together occasionally since she moved out a year ago. Since being preoccupied with my kitchen as well as being super busy at work, I’m not sure how much attention I will be able to give to the garden. Despite this complication, I still feel that anticipation and hope that comes with the promise of spring. Plants and trees and lawns (and weeds!) are going to grow whether we tend to them or not. I would prefer to actively cultivate my garden but I’m afraid this will have to wait. The garden will receive but casual attention for now but a visit or two to a garden centre or sale will certainly be in order even if only to get some pretty plants for my momma. Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers. Happy gardening to all the gardeners. Most of all best wishes to one of my favourite colleagues ever on her retirement— Happy trails Darlene! We will miss you terribly! You are such a class act! Take care.

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Who can you trust to reduce stress of estate planning?

When it’s time to do your estate planning – and it’s actually never too soon to begin – you may find the process, at first, to be somewhat bewildering. You’ll have many questions: What sort of arrangements should I make? Who should get what? And when? How can you address these and other issues? You’ll need to get some help. In drawing up your estate plan, you will need to work with a lawyer. For guidance on the investments that can help fund your estate planning arrangements, such as a living trust, you can draw on the help of a financial advisor. You also may want to connect with a trust company, which can help facilitate your estate plans and coordinate the activities

of your legal and financial professionals. You might think that only the very wealthy need a trust company. But that’s not really the case – people of many income levels have long used these companies. As long as you have a reasonable amount of financial assets, you likely can benefit from the various services provided by a trust company. These services can range from administration of a variety of trusts (such as living trusts and charitable trusts) to asset-management services (bill-paying, check-writing, etc.) to safekeeping services (such as providing secure vaults for jewelry and collectibles). In short, using a trust company can make things a lot easier when it’s time to plan and execute your estate. A trust company can help you in the following ways: Avoiding family squabbles – It’s unfortunate, but true: Dividing the assets of an estate can cause ill will and turmoil among family members. But a trust company can act as

a neutral third party, thus minimizing any feelings of unfairness. Providing greater control – When you establish an arrangement such as a living trust, administered by a trust company you can give yourself greater control over how you want your assets are distributed including specific provisions in the trust agreement. For example, you can specify that a certain child receive portions of your estate spaced out over several years – a move that may appeal to you if you think the child might not be ready to handle large sums all at once. Saving time and effort – As mentioned above, when you work with a trust company, you can let it do all the “legwork” of coordinating your plans with your financial professional, tax advisor and attorney. And these professionals are used to dealing with trust companies. Gaining Protection – Trust companies assume fiduciary responsibility for your financial wellbeing – which means that your best interests will always be considered in each service and

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1. You were injured; 2. The injury was as a result of the operation of a motor vehicle; and 3. You or someone in your household has a valid B.C. drivers’ license or an ICBC insured vehicle. Recovery benefits in B.C. are payable under Part 7 of the Insurance (Vehicle) Act and Regulations. Part 7 benefits include: • Medical and rehabilitation benefits (medicine and medical treatments); Disability benefits for employed persons up to $740/wk; Homemaker benefits (cleaning, cooking) up to $280/wk; Funeral costs up to $7,500; and Death benefits up to $30,000. ICBC has established new rules as of April 1, 2019 for how you access the medical treatment benefits and they have some very important timelines of which you should be aware. To access these benefits, you must report the

accident and injury to ICBC and obtain a claim number. You will be assigned an ICBC adjuster who should explain your benefits to you, but in some cases that can take a while to happen. Part 7 has now preapproved some recovery treatments if you attend for those treatments within 12 weeks of the accident date. Pre-approved means you do not need your ICBC adjuster’s approval to attend and have the treatments covered by part 7: physiotherapy, registered massage therapy, chiropractic, psychologist, clinical counseling, acupuncture and kinesiology. You must attend for treatments within 12 weeks of the accident in order to be eligible for further treatment coverage if you do not recover in that span of time. ICBC will pay your treatment provider directly for Part 7 recovery benefits

but if your treatment provider does not have direct billing with ICBC, you must submit your receipts to your adjuster within 60 days or you will not be reimbursed. If you do not have a regular family doctor to assist you with your recovery plan or if your injuries are complicated, you can ask your adjuster to have an occupational therapist assess you and direct your treatment plan. This is especially important in communities where it is difficult to access a family doctor. Part 7 will pay for treatments up front, but only up to a certain amount after which you must pay the additional cost out of pocket. These are often referred to as ‘user fees.’ It is important to ask the treatment provider if their charges will be completely covered by your ICBC Part 7 coverage.

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NOURISH:

By Bonnie Klohn, KFPC Food Policy Lead The Kamloops Food Policy Council recently hosted a community dialogue that asked the question, “How can we address the root causes of household food insecurity?” Almost

90 people gathered together representing non-profit organizations, government, educational institutions and those with lived experience of household food insecurity. The event focused on two key themes: 1) Indigenous Food Sovereignty and 2) poverty as a root cause of food insecurity. The day started with the Indigenous Food Sovereignty discussion between Randy Sam, Indigenous People’s Cultural Worker with the Kamloops Aboriginal

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Friendship Centre, Courtney Mason, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Rural Livelihoods and Sustainable Communities at TRU, and Dawn Morrison, Founder, Chair and Coordinator of the Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty. Each of these speakers emphasized the need to decolonize in order to improve access to nutritious and traditional foods. They spoke about decolonizing in many ways: ● The historic and contemporary legal system and the Indian Act, which are race-based laws designed to oppress and remove Indigenous people from their land; ● The regulations that National Parks impose on adjacent Indigenous communities whose access to traditional foods is cut off with the establishment of National Parks; and ● The production paradigm of a capitalist economy, which commodifies the natural systems that have fed Indigenous people for thousands of years and also allows all of us to breathe clean air and drink clean water. We learned about several hopeful initiatives, including Indigenous Protected Areas which are managed by the Indigenous communities whose traditional territory they are on. We also heard about an emergent model for an Indigenous Food and Farm school that will create space for land-based education on food systems. Most of all, we learned about the need to listen to each other, recognize our connectedness, as well as build relationships and respect. In the afternoon, the discussion around poverty was led by Cynthia Travers, the voice of the homefree in Kamloops, Trish Garner, from the B.C. Poverty Reduction Coalition, and Melanie Kurrein, the Food Security Manager for the Provincial Health Services Authority. In this dialogue, we learned about the impacts of household food insecurity, including: ● mental and physical health challenges, ● distress in a family unit, and

What we learned about the upstream causes of hunger

Photo submitted Participants and panelists from various backgrounds bring broad-ranging and dynamic discussions around the topic of the root causes of hunger. ● the feeling of rejection among those who are seeking help. We were encouraged to “think upstream” to determine why so many people are falling into poverty. It was also important to look at balancing shorter-term emergency food solutions, like soup kitchens or food hampers, with efforts to address the longer term leverage points, such as poverty reduction strategies and advocacy, affordable housing, and higher minimum wages. The speakers cited research and examples that show that people living in poverty do not lack budgeting skills, nor cooking skills, to any greater extent than people with more income. They are simply in a situation where often the only food they can afford, or are given, has low nutrition density. The day ended with an open space where participants pitched ideas for action that would help to address the root causes that we heard about from our speakers. The ideas were inventive, innovative, and ranged from discussions about basic income advocacy to agriculture therapy for supported housing to parent and child school food cooking programs. I was thrilled to see the energy and ideas that people brought to the table. There was also much gratitude for the speakers who brought important truths and for the conversations about how to creatively and positively disrupt the status quo to achieve long term food security for more people in our community.

For more information about Nourish, or to read the event report (coming in late May), please visit nourishkamloops. org or kamloopsfood policycouncil.com

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Smoked salmon & celeriac Dauphinoise

Salmon is a critical component of Indigenous food and cultural practices, as well as a keystone species for ecosystems across B.C., and celeriac is a vegetable that stores through the winter, so folks might still have some of these in their cooler! • 1 lemon, juice only • 1 small celeriac, about 650g/1lb 7oz, peeled and quartered • 2 medium baking potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced • 2 x 125g packs smoked salmon • small handful fresh dill, chopped • 1 onion, finely sliced • 284 mL carton double cream Preheat the oven to 400°F. Pour the juice of one lemon into a large bowl. Slice your celeriac into pieces about the thickness of a Loonie coin, tossing them into

the lemon juice as you go, then add the potato slices. In a large ovenproof dish, layer the celeriac and potato with the slices of salmon, sprinkling with your small handful of chopped dill, 1 chopped onion and drizzling a little cream over each layer. Season with a little salt and lots of pepper at each stage. You should have three layers of potatoes and celeriac sandwiching two of salmon, onion and dill. Finish with the remaining cream. Cover the dish with foil and place on a tray. Bake for 45 minutes, then remove the foil and bake for another 30-40 minutes until bubbling and the top is crispy and golden. Test that the vegetables are cooked by inserting a skewer or small knife – it should push in easily. If you like, you can flash it under a hot grill to get the top layer really crispy. Leave to cool slightly then serve straight from the dish with a crisp green salad and some chilled white wine.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2004


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to get the crowds to your sale. The small price tag that comes along with advertising will be minor in comparison to the elevated attendance of potential buyers at your sale. Have clear, legible signs with arrows driving traffic towards your sale. We find that approx. 30 percent of our attendance comes from drive by’s and that’s a lot of lost traffic if people can’t find your home due to poor signage. Nothing is more frustrating to a person when they can’t find you! You might want to enlist help from your children or grandparents with the creation of signs. It makes the event a little more fun for the whole family. Get help if you have a lot of stuff to sell, as

it is nice to lighten the load with the help of friends and family to lend a much needed hand especially on those hot summer days. Lastly, make sure you have asufficient change as it is just as easy to turn back to bills when you’re done. You will want to have a roll of quarters, loonies, toonies and some five dollar bills on hand plus always expect that random person bringing the $50 or $100 bill to purchase the $1 item. Have lots of water, sun screen and the willingness to have fun bartering the day away. Do you have a topic that you would like Shawn to write about? Please email him at Shawn@ everythingorganized.net

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Measles are preventable Since the beginning of 2019, there have been 27 confirmed cases of measles among B.C. residents. Measles is a highly contagious disease caused by the measles virus which can spread through the air by coughing and sneezing, as well as respiratory secretions. This virus is the most contagious vaccine-preventable disease. Complications such as encephalitis, ear infections or pneumonia and death can happen from this virus. Symptoms include fever, cough, runny nose, watery inflamed eyes, small red spots with white centers in the mouth and blotchy rash

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recommended for these individuals. However, health care workers born after Jan 1, 1957 are recommended to have two doses of MMR vaccine, unless they have laboratory evidence of measles immunity or 2 doses of documented live measles vaccines. Without a record of immunization (or proof of immunity to the disease), a person is considered unimmunized and unprotected and should generally be vaccinated (or revaccinated) to ensure protection. It is safe to repeat vaccines. As you may also know, the Province announced a measles immunization catch up program for school children running from now until June 2019. These vaccines are available from your local health unit, family doctor, and many pharmacists.

Dementia dialogue: Driving: Tues., May 14, 6-8p.m. Understand how changes in the brain affect driving abilities. A diagnosis of dementia means that at some point the ability to drive safely will be lost. Driving is a complex activity involving many regions of the brain. To work simultaneously and assess multiple stimuli. How do we know when driving should cease and how do we manage the impact of losing a license? Learn strategies on how to approach and manage the transition out of driving. Dementia dialogue: Grief & Guilt: Wed., May 22, 6-8 p.m. Learn about the impact of grief and guilt as a caregiver. Family caregivers of people living with dementia experience grief & loss at many different points during the progression of the disease. Feelings of guilt arise throughout the journey & can impact the emotional health of the caregiver.

You can always reach out and talk to your pharmacist and they can arrange vaccination for you and your children above 5 years old. By vaccinating yourself against measles you will prevent spreading measles among infants and children, individuals with low immune systems, population that is not vaccinated or fully vaccinated. Also in case you have contact with someone with measles and did not have measles or 2 doses of measles vaccine in the past, you should receive measles vaccine within 72 hours of last exposure to the infected person. Remember you need two doses of measles vaccine to help protect you against measles. Check your records to see if you and your family are protected. This is even more important if you are planning to travel.

8:30 p.m. Big Little Science Centre, 655 Holt St. Call: Susan Hammond @250-5542572 or email Susan at blscs.org. Caregivers will gain an understanding of how communication is affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. They will also have the opportunity to explore effective ways of facilitating communication and providing support to the person with dementia. Transistions to & life in residental care: Thurs., May 30, 1-5 p.m. Learn how to access residential care, approach decision-making, and prepare for the transition. Learn how to adjust your role as a caregiver after a person living with dementia has moved into residential care. Tips for enhancing your visits, working with a care team, and acting as an advocate.

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Nationally acclaimed ‘Empire of the Son’ comes to WCT Up next at Western Canada Theatre is the not-to-be-missed Empire of the Son, a Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre production praised across the country by audiences and critics alike, as ‘beautiful,’ ‘surprising,’ ‘humorous,’ ‘innovative,’ and ‘touching.’ Empire of the Son is the story of two generations of broadcasters, and the radio silence between them. As father and son, Akira and Tetsuro Shigematsu shared the same profession as public radio broadcasters. Each of them revelled in communicating with millions of their listeners, but they never spoke with each other. When Akira’s health begins to falter in his old age, Tetsuro bridges the gap between them with the only object they both understood: a microphone. Based on a series of audio interviews with his father, Empire of the Son is an original theatrical production by Tetsuro Shigematsu (former host of CBC Radio One’s The Roundup). It is a unique presentation hybrid, which combines the cinematography of a film being screened at the moment it is being shot and the raw immediacy of live performance. In doing so, the show magically conjures entire worlds: from the ashes of Hiroshima to swinging 1960s London to presentday Vancouver, marshalling the tiniest of objects to focus on life’s biggest questions. The show, hailed as “A powerful display of emotion… a riveting, emotional theatrical experience” by

Boogie the Bridge Sunday, April 28, 8 a.m. McDonald Park, 501 McDonald Avenue. Registration now open. boogiethebridge.com Strawberry Tea & Yard Sale at Riverbend/Mayfair Complex on May 2. Two tea sittings: 1:15 p.m. and 2:15 p.m., $7. Inside Yard Sale: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Baking, collectibles, clothes’ crafts, woodwork and more! 755 Mayfair St (opposite Brock Shopping Centre).

Photo by Raymond Shum the Vancouver Sun, sold out before it opened at its premiere at The Cultch in 2015, unprecedented for the world premiere of a Canadian play. Colin Thomas of the Georgia Straight pronounced it “Exquisite” and wrote, “I’m telling all of the people I love most to see this show… I can’t say enough good things about Empire of the Son.” Van City Buzz proclaimed it “understated perfection.” WCT is proud to bring you this unique, immersive story that is as innovative as it is beautiful. The production runs April 25 to May 4, 2019 at the Pavilion Theatre, For tickets visit Kamloops Live Box Office, 1025 Lorne St, 250-374-5483, kamloopslive.ca.

Mark your calendar and put some “Green in Your Life”. TRU Horticulture Department and Friends of the Garden will be hosting their Annual Plant Sale on Saturday, May 4, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the University Greenhouse and Gardens. FMI: www.trufog.org The Mount Paul United Church Women invite you to join them on Saturday, May 11 for their annual Strawberry Tea and Sale, located at 140 Laburnum St. on the North Shore. Shop for home baking, handmade goods, white elephant items, jewellery, plants and books.  Admission is free; tea and strawberry shortcake is $6.00.  Note: The Tea will open at 1:30 p.m. for sales and close at 3:00 p.m.. North Shore Community Garage Sale on May 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Maps are available at 441 Tranquille Rd or at fb.com/northshorecentral

Kamloops Happy Choristers Spring Concert on Sunday, May 12, 4:00 p.m. at St. Andrews on the Square, 159 Seymour St. Refreshments available. Admission by donation. Come hear this 15 member choir under the direction of Tomas Bijok. Vallee Harmony’s pop A cappella concert on Friday, May 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Kamloops United Church, 421 St. Paul Street. Under the direction of talented Sylvain Vallee, Vallee Harmony combines dynamic groups from Kamloops, Vernon, and Salmon Arm to perform songs by Queen, The Beatles, Sting, Billy Joel, and more. Proceeds from the concert go to New Life Community. Tickets are $15 and available at www.amazingsinging.ca Mark your calendars for Walhaschindig, a fun annual event in the historic community of Walhachin, B.C., on Saturday June 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s about a 45 minute drive west from Kamloops on Highway #1, and about 15 minutes east of Cache Creek. Visit the Walhachin Memorial Museum and enjoy some live entertainment. Over 100 years old, this museum honours the huge number of soldiers that left their homes and land in Walhachin to serve in World War 1, and tells the story of the people who remained behind.

a season of brilliant favourites!

MAINSTAGE SERIES at the Sagebrush Theatre

STUDIO SERIES at the Pavilion Theatre

DRACULA: THE BLOODY TRUTH

THE SOUND OF MUSIC

THE NEW CANADIAN CURLING CLUB

SERVING ELIZABETH

CHELSEA HOTEL

THE DROWNING GIRLS

CAFÉ DAUGHTER

EVERY BRILLIANT THING

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Nov 28 to Dec 10 2019

Jan 23 to Feb 1 2020

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March 26 to April 4 2020

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By Marilyn Brown

Feeding My Mother

Comfort and Laughter in the Pesticide Use Control By-Law No.26-4 Kitchen as a Daughter Lives with her Mom’s Memory Loss

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Collect required materials Continued from page 1 easy to get started today. Begin by collecting the materials needed. Materials will vary depending on each individual project, but some good suggestions include: • a container, such as a flowerpot, basket, wine barrel, or another vessel that will hold soil • potting soil • stones, pebbles and glass baubles • pea gravel • small plants, such

as clover, moss and succulents • twigs • miniature garden accessories and figures Begin by filling the container with the soil. Then arrange the plants as desired while still in their individual potting containers to get an idea of the layout. When the design is established, use a spoon or small trowel to plant the greenery. Now is the time when the whimsy can

set in. The child can create a fairy home, a garden, walkways, and much more with natural materials. Many craft stores even sell ceramic and plastic fairy furnishings. Gravel and stones can add colour and extra appeal. Some peat moss or trailing Spanish moss can serve as the finishing touches. Once completed, it’s time to wait to see if the fairies will come for a visit.

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of herbs nestle nearby, ready to sprinkle in a salad or savoury dish. Soft yellow twinkles cast a radiant glow, with solar powered lights by paradise. Deep greens of palm, and brilliant pinks of hibiscus trees transport you to exotic places as tantalizing aromas waft from the bbq. April, May, soon its June and all the endless afternoons, of weeding, feeding and fine tuning is all radiantly blooming. Friends and neighbours sharing stories. A cup of tea, pluck a sprig of mint. Children playing in the early mornings, pick a berry of straw, goose, blue or rasp, the more the merrier. A smiling face and friendly greeting bring you back to where you are—among the rows and aisles of RONA’s Garden Centre. With fertilizers, soils, seeds, colourful pots and so much more,

you can see the beauty of your outdoors come to life right before your eyes. With longer hours and brighter nights, RONA’s Garden Centre grand opening invites you to come and explore. With the many annuals and perennials it has in stock, you can create your own hanging basket, planter pot, or butterfly garden. With our many varieties of drought resistant plants you can create a pleasing xeriscape to fit water conscious needs. Did you know? Herb infused oil is becoming increasingly popular. Not only is it great for cooking, but many herbs and oils have wonderful benefits for your skin and hair. We invite you to come down and browse our selection and rediscover these delicious garden staples. Meander on down to Mt. Paul Way and unearth new deals every week.

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Celebrate the beauty of Spring with “Music In Bloom”

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The Kamloops Community Band is celebrating the beauty of spring with a bouquet of musical treats when they present ​Music In Bloom​on Wed., May 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Kamloops Full Gospel Tabernacle, 1550 Tranquille Rd.  The band will take you on a musical journey through lucious scenery, starting from nearby  Shuswap Lake, moving down into Mexico, darting across the ocean through a few European  destinations like Ireland and Algeria, and concluding in Malawi, Africa. Highlights of ​Music in Bloom​include local composer Oliver Rinaldi’s

stirring nautical-themed “Shuswap Overture,” the lush harmonies of well known songs like “Danny Boy” and “Solamente Una  Vez” ​(often recorded with the English lyrics “you belong to my heart”), ​the charismatic and  sparkling melodies of Rossini’s overture to “Italian in Algiers,” and a piece inspired by the true story of a young boy in Africa who built a windmill using scrap metal, tractor parts, and bicycle halves with “African Dreams.”  Joining the Community Band as special guests is ​Slow No Tempo ​ (​slownotempo.ca​). A cappella quartet, vocal band, vocal group,

whichever name you prefer they are 4 men making music with just their voices, singing everything from rock n’ roll to sea shanties to barbershop to jazz and everything in between. Formed in the fall of 2018, they have  performed at events like the TRU Foundation Gala, been guests at the Kamloops Men’s Chorus annual show, and raised $750.00 for the Mustard Seed New Life Community in their  inaugural Singing Valentine fundraiser.  Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased in advance online from kamloopsband.eventbrite.ca​, or at the door. 

KSO concludes season with carnal excess of medieval ritual and vice The Kamloops Symphony’s concludes their 2018-2019 season with a performance filled with carnal excess of medieval ritual and vice when they present Carmina Burana on Saturday, May 11 at 7:30 pm in the Oasis Church. Music director Dina Gilbert has described the season as “a celebration of the people and traditions that give Kamloops its special flavour”, and like the start of the season Carmina Burana features a work by a BC composer; this time Nelson native Keiko Devaux. She is an award-winning musician who composes for various ensembles as well as collaborating in dance and film. Her piece Les Étoureaux (starlings) evokes the dense sound

of their wings rising and falling as we see them gathering against the sky, forming an astounding, dark fluid mass that continually changes shape. Starting the program is a theatrical concerto by Montreal composer Maxime Goulet. You may remember his piece Flight of the Witch from the KSO’s A Dark And Scary Night concerts in October. His piece Fishing Story wonders what might have happened to the young protégé from Hemmingway’s The Old Man and the Sea. This brief free-form concerto for string orchestra and clarinet (in full fishing apparel!) is his musical depiction of the boy’s own later fishing endeavours. The soloist for this work is KSO

Principal Clarinet Sally Arai. At times warmly lyrical, at times rhythmical and jazzy, welcome The Young Woman and the Sea! The concert comes to a wild conclusion with Carl Orff’s famous “profane cantata” Carmina Burana. Orff selected 24 texts from a recently discovered collection of medieval poetry covering a wide range of topics as familiar in the 11th and 12th centuries as they are today: the fickleness of fortune and wealth, the ephemeral nature of life, the joy of the return of spring, and the pleasures and perils of drinking, gluttony, gambling, and lust. Joining the orchestra for Orff’s Carmina Burana will be approxi-

mately 100 singers from the Kamloops Thompson Honour Choir and the KSO Chorus (made up of singers from numerous local choirs such as the TRU Chamber Choir, Kamloops Choristers, Cantabile Singers, Vivace Chorale, Kamloops Men’s Chorus, and the School District Honour Choir), as well as Soprano soloist Chelsea Rus, Tenor soloist Zach Finkelstein, and Baritone soloist Michael Nyby. Tickets are $42, $39 Seniors, $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.

Guest Conductor: Steve Powrie

More music that tells a story My Fair Lady, Pinball Wizard, Grease, Evita, The Greatest Showman, The Empire Strikes Back & more

Special Guests: Aberdeen Elementary Band

7pm Sat. May. 4, 2019 Kamloops Full Gospel Tabernacle 1550 Tranquille Rd. Admission at the door:

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Ernie and Marg McNaughton

by Dick Parkes, Vintage Car Club of Canada, Kamloops Chapter

Ernie and Marg McNaughton are long-time Kamloops residents and vintage car proponents. I have been anxiously waiting to write about them as they have one of the best car-related stories that we have run across, but more on that in a bit. Ernie was born in New Westminster in 1930 and spent his first few years in Langley Prairie until brought to Kamloops in 1945 after his parents split up and he and his sister were put in a convent. About a year later they were put in foster care with a family up on Robbins Range, southeast of Barnhartvale, where they lived for five years. Ernie even attended the Robbins Range log school which was eventually moved to Springview Place and became a heritage school. Trips to Kamloops from Robbins Range were infrequent and required a horse and buggy ride to the Barnhartvale store where they caught a jitney into town. In 1950 the farm was sold and Ernie and

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This is the actual 1937 Lincoln Zephyr, the “wedding car� as found by Ernie in the junkyard at Balmoral before restoration. his foster family moved to the original Powers home in Powers Addition and his foster dad started work at the Tranquille Farm. Just two years later, the house burned to the ground, taking everything they had with it and the family was taken in by another family on Battle Street, just two houses away from Marg’s residence. Half way through grade 10 Ernie quit school and started work (in 20 feet of snow) with the federal government surveying for

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Photos submitted Ernie and Marg McNaughton at their 60th wedding anniversary three years ago.

the Rogers Pass portion of the Trans Canada Highway. When this job was finished, the survey crew moved to the Banff/ Jasper Highway project and Ernie became the instrument man. Ernie’s first car was a 1940 Ford sedan that he bought from his brother for $40 and drove it until it expired. He then traded a handgun (that he had acquired to protect him from the bears while surveying) for another 1940 Ford—this time a convertible. When

driving to Golden one day they ran out of money and gas and abandoned the car on the side of the highway. Marg (nee Hull) is a true Kamloopsian, born in the Royal Inland Hospital and in 1945 her family moved to a house on Battle Street which just happened to be right across the alley from 936 Nicola Street, where I lived with my family until 1955. Marg became friends with Ernie’s adopted sister and when Marg saw

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and the “Wedding Car” story

Here is the 1937 Lincoln Zephyr, the “wedding car” following restoration. What an amazing transformation! Ernie underneath his car on the street one day, she assumed that someone who had his own car was worthy of her attention. Ernie eventually moved back to Kamloops permanently, working as instrument man on a survey crew for the B.C. Dept. of Highways and in 1956, when he and Marg were only 17 years old, they were married and this is where the story gets really interesting. Shortly before their marriage Ernie accompanied his foster mother to W.S. Wilson Motors, the local Austin dealer, and saw a 1937 Lincoln Zephyr V-12 coupe on the lot. Shelling out $200, Ernie bought the car and they used it for their honeymoon. On their way home, when passing through Balmoral (near Shuswap Lake), the engine blew up and they pushed the car off the road, grabbed their bags, jumped on a passing Greyhound bus and that was the last they saw of the car for 20 years. In 1957, Ernie began working for the City of Kamloops Public Works Dept. eventually becoming Utilities Manager, then Personnel Director, and retired

after 35 years of public service. Marg began a bookkeeping career after working part-time for an accountant, then took two years of night school and spent many years working for other accountants and private firms. The McNaughtons and their two young boys moved to 1260 Dominion Street in 1962 and joined the Kamloops Chapter of the Vintage Car Club (VCCC) in 1975 after they had purchased a 1922 Model T Ford sedan that had been converted into a pickup truck. This car was sold before being restored and then Ernie bought a derelict 1958 Cadillac convertible which was rebuilt bit by bit over the years and was used for many weddings and even made an appearance in the movie “My American Cousin.” When a large 11-car garage on 13th Avenue, just around the corner from their house, came up for sale, Ernie bought it and began filling it up with his vintage cars. His next car was a 1939 Ford coupe, purchased from a fellow Club member, and although this car was Ernie’s first frame-off restoration, it came out a

show winner. One day while driving through Balmoral, they noticed a pile of rusty cars in the trees and stopped to investigate. Amongst the other wrecks was Ernie’s old Lincoln Zephyr coupe and they gave the property owner a few dollars and brought it home. The car was literally only a shadow of its former self as it was completely rusted through on one side, had no fenders and all of the running gear was gone. Investigating the title, Ernie discovered that it was still in his name so the restoration process began. He ended up buying three more parts cars and sourcing other parts from all over Canada and the U.S. to accomplish the restoration which took over 30 years. The car was finally completed in 2013 and was outstanding, a testament to Ernie’s dedication, hard work and bank account! Who else could have resurrected their actual wedding car, almost 60 years later? After their retirement the McNaughtons moved to White Lake for 11 years and concentrated

on their hobbies, Marg with her weaving machine, Ernie with his vintage cars and then he discovered a new hobby, flying radio controlled airplanes. Eventually Ernie’s garage had many model airplanes hanging from the ceiling, sharing space with his cars. His most ambitious project was a four-engine Empire flying boat that he rebuilt and re-engined after a friend had crashed it. Ernie flew this plane for many years and then sold it to a younger flyer and it is still going strong over 25 years later. Other interesting cars gracing Ernie’s garage over the years were a 1939 Willys coupe, a 1939 Hudson convertible and a 1937 Cord sedan. All of these have since been passed on but their final vintage car acquisition was a 1964½ Ford Mustang convertible, purchased from a friend at Adams Lake. This car had been converted into a drag racer with a huge engine, roll cage, traction bars and other racing paraphernalia but Ernie jumped in with his usual gusto to return it to its original factory condition. This is the only vintage car they still have but it can be seen regularly on the streets, participating in Club events. The vintage car hobby has benefitted from the McNaughton’s participation as they have held many executive positions including president, treasurer, governor, swap meet registrars and chaired one of our National May Tours, a huge responsibility. After 63 years of marriage, Ernie and Marg are still a pair, always together whenever they are out and about. And they said it wouldn’t last!

Some more shots of the McNaughton′s fleet: top, 1937 Cord Westchester; centre right, The McNaughton’s 1964 1/2 Ford Mustang convertible of “My American Cousinˮ fame; bottom right, Ernie’s 10-foot wingspan Empire flying boat at Sandy Point on Shuswap Lake.

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I put the key in but it wouldn’t turn over. What’s going on?

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Submitted by Gary Miller, retired automotive instructor The usual common culprit to that concern is a dead battery, especially when nothing happens or just goes “click”. Thankfully, since 1912, Kettering’s invention of the starter motor had taken over from the hand crank method to start an engine. In the early years of the automobile, drivers used iron hand cranks to start the internal combustion process that powered the engines on their cars. In addition to requiring great hand and arm strength, this system was not without certain risks: If the driver forgot to turn his ignition off before turning the crank, the car could backfire or roll forward, as at the time most vehicles had no brakes. Clearly a better system was needed, and in 1911 Cadillac head Henry M. Leland gave Charles Kettering the task of developing one, hence the use of a

starting motor. To power the starter motor a battery was required and here is where most “no turn over” experiences happen. A battery is like an electrical bank account that we make withdrawals and deposits. A battery is also a stabilizer for a vehicles electrical system to smooth out any voltage spikes from the charging system. Like a bank it stores volts and amps instead of dollars and cents for us to use as needed. When a person does a lot of short trip driving, the charging system may not have had sufficient time to make necessary deposits into the battery and as similar to a bank account, if we continue to withdraw we may not have enough left for a major expense. Besides the basic 12volts of a battery, its measurement or capacity is determined by another

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batteries, making sure all connections and belts for the charging system are in good condition will help to permit a useful service life of 5-7 years. When storing a newer vehicle, energy is drawn from the battery to keep all of the on-board computers alive which can result in a “bankrupt battery” when you go to use the vehicle again. It is recommended to use a small trickle charger, 1 to 2amp, or battery maintainer to keep up its state of charge. For classic or older vehicles that do not have on-board computers, fully charge the battery, then using a cut off switch or removal of the negative cable which will isolate the vehicle from the battery and minimize any current draw. Batteries are not complicated it just depends on what you wish to use it for. There are numerous batteries that are used in the automotive industry which includes lead antimony batteries which provide power at an economical price, then there is lead calcium used in maintenance free batteries and Gel Pack batteries that handle real adverse conditions but they are the most expensive although justifiably so. Don’t be “electrically bankrupt” before your time. Keep an eye on possible concerns for your vehicle to start when needed. *Just a word of caution, whenever removing a battery cable or using jumpers always put the negative on last or remove it first. This procedure minimizes the potential for a spark which could cause a battery to explode. I have seen numerous exploded batteries and witnessed an occurrence where it blew up and knocked the technician 6 meters away, it was not a good site. Please don’t hesitate to send me your concerns and we will provide some direction or information about your vehicle or transportation needs. Email any questions to bigsix8280@yahoo.ca

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Pat Ianson doesn’t count her chickens before they’re hatched! Lately she’s been cooped up in the pottery studio creating some funky clay creations for the club’s upcoming Spring Sale, Tea & Demo. Over 50 members of the Kamloops Arts and Crafts club will gather downtown on Saturday, April 27 for their annual spring sale and tea. Held at the Heritage House in Riverside Park, this is a chance for the club’s most talented artists and artisans to mingle with shoppers and demonstrate their chosen craft making this a wonderfully intimate and interactive experience. KACC has been hosting the Spring Sale, Tea and Demo for well over 30 years. Says club president Wendy Hennings, “I joined the club in 1991 and at that time this event had been happening for many years.” She continues, “The sale and demonstrations are important for our club as it’s our way to show Kamloops what we do. We have over 200 members, at present, and it’s also somewhat of a party for them as we get together to share our ideas with each other.” You’ll find everything from fun and funky to functional pottery, fine art, weaving, sculptures, jewellery and so much more. Art enthusiasts of all ages are sure to be delighted as they discover truly one-of-a-kind items, watch the interesting demonstrations or enjoy a cup of tea, coffee or homemade and delicious treats - offered by donation.  Seasoned shoppers know that this is the can’t-miss shopping event of the season and there’s usually a large line-up in the morning before the venue opens. To give browsers additional time to shop and enjoy the demonstrations the sale will open early this year. Set your alarm clocks and head to the Heritage House early on Saturday, April 27 because the doors are open at 9 a.m.  The Kamloops Arts & Crafts Club is a registered non-profit organization aimed at the promotion and continuation of arts and crafts in Kamloops and surrounding areas. For more information about the club, visit our website at kamloopsartsandcraftsclub. com or contact Geri Huntley at 250-374-9945 or by email at gchuntley@shaw.ca

CanGo Grannies seeking donations for fall Fabric, Yarn & More Sale In preparation for our Fabric, Yarn and More Sale this fall, the Kamloops CanGo Grannies are looking for donations of fabric, yarn, thread, notions, buttons, zippers, lace and other trims, patterns and pattern books, scissors, needles, quilting rulers and cutting mats. In short, we are looking for donations of anything associated with needle crafts: sewing, knitting, quilting, crocheting, needlework, etc. The CanGo Grannies raise money for the Stephen Lewis Foundation which assists African grandmothers who are raising their AIDSorphaned grandchildren. To arrange for pick-up or drop-off of donated items, please call Ann at 250-374-0114 or call Mary at 250 851 2840.


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“Egypt is a great place for contrasts: splendid things gleam in the dust” ~ Gustav Flaubert Of all the amazing places on the pale blue dot I’ve visited thus far, none has left a more indelible impression than Egypt. My trippy tale there took place over a decade ago and there’s no other destination I long to return to more. Even though I was a relatively inexperienced traveller at the time, Egypt was high on my bucket list. I have been fascinated since childhood with this mysterious North African gem, so steeped in ancient history. It’s a curious thing — you can look at a million pictures of the Great Pyramids and the enigmatic Sphinx, but none can compare to experiencing them in person. I recall that moment quite vividly. I approached the pyramids from a distance, riding awkwardly upon the hump of a camel. (Not one of nature’s most agreeable creatures.) With my daughter in tow, I dismounted and stood transfixed, a lump swelling in my throat, my eyes tearing. “Mom, are you crying?” teased Amy. They’re such overwhelming structures that it’s not hard to understand why so many loony alien conspiracy theories surround them! Beholding these mighty tombs, which date back to 2551-2472 BC, one is naturally compelled to see what lies inside. It’s a tortuous rite that earns bragging rights. You enter a claustrophobic tunnel that’s stifling and airless. It eventually leads up to a small chamber where an elderly Egyptian man gestures to an empty sarcophagus. You exit scarlet-faced and gasping for the dry Giza air. And yet, how my inner archaeologist child still dreams of exploring every nook and cranny in all three pyramids. These iconic world wonders are just the tip of the sandy iceberg. There are so many grand adventures to be had in the Land of the Pharaohs — from exploring the mind boggling Valley of the Kings, to visiting the Halls of Luxor and the Temples of Karnak, to voyaging

on the very lifeblood of Africa, the Nile River. A spectacular collection of artifacts is on display at the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities in Cairo. And with only a fraction of temples and antiquities recovered, who knows what treasures still lie waiting, as they have done for centuries, even millennia, quietly, beneath the ever shifting sand dunes? Yet, modern Egypt is a paradox. It stands in juxtaposition to its majestic ancient civilization. Progressive Egyptian men and women struggle to advance meaningful societal change and find their place in today’s complex world. Despite the Arab Spring and downfall of Mubarak, a regressive patriarchal, theocratic government rules the roost. We encountered many bright, engaging young people during our stay. They were warm and welcoming, and above-all curious about this Canadian mother and daughter visiting their country. Unfortunately, we had several challenging and disturbing experiences, some with extremely misogynistic and rude males — my daughter got so fed up she actually socked one of them right in the eye! We witnessed women in full burkas cowering in public. The poverty was haunting — there’s a spooky, walled inner city cemetery in Cairo referred to as “The City of the Dead” with a large community of the city’s homeless dwelling within. Egypt’s tourist sector (their economic mainstay) has at times been subject to violent attacks, such as bus and market bombings. During our tour we had a handsome armed bodyguard (we dubbed him ‘The Rock’) with us constantly. It can be unnerving. It’s not an easy country to travel, especially as a woman. Yet Egypt whispers to me still, echoing from across the sands, over the oceans, beckoning me — “Come back, come back…”

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War Amps key tags at work for amputees As The War Amps mails out its 2019 key tags to households across the country with the theme, “Your Key Tags at Work,” the Association is also embarking on its second century of service. For more than 100 years, The War Amps has been making a difference in the lives of amputees including 11-year-old Carter Sly. Carter is a left leg amputee and a member of The War Amps Child

Amputee (CHAMP) Program. The War Amps receives no government grants but with the public’s support of the Key Tag Service, the Association provides amputees with financial assistance for artificial limbs, peer support and information on all aspects of living with amputation. The Key Tag Service was launched after the Second World War so that returning

war amputee veterans could not only work for competitive wages, but also provide a service to Canadians that would generate funds for the Association. “The War Amps provides our family with invaluable support,” says mom, Alzira. “Carter has been fitted with artificial legs for walking, running and swimming. We are so thankful to those who support the Key Tag Service.”

Each key tag has a confidentially coded number. If you lose your keys, the finder can call the toll-free number on the back of the tag or place them in any mailbox, and The War Amps will return them to you by courier, free of charge. Those who do not receive their key tags in the mail can order them at waramps.ca or call tollfree 1-800-250-3030.

Carter with the waterproof leg he uses for safety in the water and walking on wet surfaces, thanks to public support of the Key Tag Service.

Kamloops MS Walk happening May 26 On Sunday May 26, communities across B.C. will participate in the annual MS Walk to raise funds and improve the lives of Canadians living with multiple sclerosis (MS). Hundreds of participants will show their support for individuals living with MS. They will walk to ensure that Canadians with MS have a better future at the annual MS Walk, starting at the Sandman Centre in Kamloops. The MS Walk is an event supported by friends, family and the community of British Columbians affected by MS and raises funds to help put an end to multiple sclerosis. Participants can choose from a variety of routes, including a wheelchair accessible route for participants using mobility aids. More information is available online at: mswalks.ca Check-in time 9:00 am; Start time 11:00 a.m. at the Sandman Centre, Valley First Lounge, 300 Lorne St. Canada has one of the highest rates of MS in the world. The funds raised at the MS Walk are invested in accelerating the pace of MS breakthroughs and empowering people with MS to live their best lives.

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Green flooring is a question we, at Nufloors, often get asked about. Over the past number of years consumers seem to be paying a bit more attention to how and where products are made. This holds true in the flooring industry as, in addition to price and performance, consumers are also asking about “green” or environmentally friendly options. Let’s take a look at a couple products that fit this category.

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goes straight to bulletin boards or wine but hopefully after reading this, cork will come to mind when thinking about flooring. Cork is a great flooring option because of its acoustic, temperature and impact benefits. Since cork is dense it helps to, not only, insulate against heat/cold but also provide both physical and sound cushion underfoot. Because of these attractive properties cork can often be found on the back of vinyl plank as well. The “green” attractiveness to cork is that it is a natural product. Cork comes from harvesting the bark off living cork oak trees. Since the tree does not have to be cut down this sustainable practice can be repeated as the bark grows back.

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Wool carpet is a small fraction of the market but, dare we say, the most interesting. And for those who may not have heard of wool carpet, it is definitely a thing. Wool carpet is made by shearing sheep and collecting the wool. The wool is then run through numerous steps in order to eventually turn the wool into yarn and finally use the yarn to tuft and weave carpet. This type of carpet looks amazing and is very sustainable as sheep are always growing wool. When you pair a wool carpet over a wool underlayment you end up walking on a stylish, comfortable and completely “green” floor. As always if you have any questions do not hesitate to give us a call or drop by the store!


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New homes underway for seniors & people with disabilities Oncore Seniors Society is pleased to announce that construction is underway on 12 new affordable homes for seniors and people with disabilities in Kamloops. The B.C. government is providing approximately $2.25 million in capital funding for the project. “We are thrilled to work with Oncore Seniors Society to give more people in Kamloops the security and peace of mind that comes with having an affordable place to call home,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “We are going to keep working hard to make life better for families, seniors and people with disabilities in Kamloops and across B.C.” Oncore Seniors Society will use the provincial funding towards the purchase of the 12 units and will be operating the new affordable homes. The units will be located within one floor of The Lightwell, a new 6-storey mixed-use development currently under construction to provide 140 residential units and commercial space at 444 St. Paul Street. “Oncore Seniors Society welcomes the opportunity to own and operate this needed development for some disadvantaged members of society,” said Garry Limpright, Oncore Seniors Society. “We thank the B.C.

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is walking distance to downtown amenities including: public transit, library, museum, movie theater, shops, restaurants and grocery stores. Total Concepts Development Ltd. is developing The Lightwell. Estimated project completion is scheduled for Fall 2020. “Total Concept Developments is excited to move forward with this project in Downtown Kamloops that brings together community partners to create a sustainable, walkable lifestyle attainable for all. We are a family run business and have been proud to call Kamloops home for over 40 years. We look forward to

adding The Lightwell to our growing list of local projects such as Library Square, Harrison View and 150 Victoria Street. Completion of The Lightwell is scheduled for the fall of 2020. To learn more about our project and register to receive updates, visit our website at thelightwell.ca.” Sheila Minten, Manager, Total Concept Developments Ltd. This project marks the fourth affordable housing project successfully launched by the Oncore Seniors Society with the assistance of the Province and BC Housing. To learn more about Oncore Seniors Society, visit www. oncoreseniorssociety.ca.

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Kamloops Rotary Daybreak is collecting two-dimensional art for their latest fundraiser. They will be holding a sale on October 4 & 5 but wanted to get the word out while people are cleaning out their attics, basements, spare rooms and garages this spring and summer. Consider donating any original art, oils, acrylics, water colors, charcoal, pencil; limited edition prints; prints; photography; everything from Walmart to Picasso! Used frames in good condition (i.e. anything larger than an 8x10 frame) and any other art that fits the two dimensional requirements will be appreciated. The members of Rotary Daybreak will clean it up and repair any small damage prior to the sale in October. The proceeds of the sale will go to replace an aging gazebo (that can no longer be used) at Overlander Residential Care. It will be used by the residents of Evergreen and the patients at Trinity Hospice (Trinity Hospice opened in 2017). Trinity Hospice is not for the residents at Overlander but for residents of Kamloops. At the present time both the Trinity Hospice and Evergreen do not have an outdoor space. We feel that everyone should have an outdoor space that they can enjoy.

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 The sale offers a large selection of quality plants at reasonable prices and a number of experts will be on hand to help everyone select the right plants for their garden. Attendees can also pick up a “Garden in a Box” which features a variety of sun loving, complimentary plants with a planting guide. This season also brings an expanded selection of tomato plants

and herbs, individual and groupings of a large variety of succulents. The FOG sale is a perfect place to pick up Mother’s Day gifts such as baskets and planters. May 4th happens to be “Naked Gardening Day” - a perfect day to get one’s bedding plants! There is free parking in Lot N on Saturdays, a short hike beyond the student residence and not far from the greenhouses. Proceeds from the sale go back to the TRU Horticulture Department for equipment, field trips, student bursaries, and the maintenance of the Horticulture Gardens around House 10. The gardens in turn provide a lush setting at the University for picture-perfect outdoor events, such as a wedding ceremony or social gathering, and venues can be booked through the University. The group meets monthly as well as scheduling horticulture activities throughout the year. More details are available at trufog.org.

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More Story Magic is the Thompson Valley Orchestra’s final concert this season and brings back more of our popular “Music That Tells A Story” theme. This year our concert features music from old and new favourites, such as My Fair Lady, Evita, Grease, Pinball Wizard, The Greatest Showman and of course music from STAR WARS - The Empire Strikes Back. Our Special Guests, Aberdeen Elementary Band will add their unique music blend to the mix as well.  Come enjoy an evening of music that ranges from lyrical to rocking as we tell stories of love, aspiration, success and failure, and high adventure!  The concert takes place at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 4 under the baton of Guest Conductor, Steve Powrie.  Location: Kamloops Full Gospel Tabernacle, 1550 Tranquille Rd.  Tickets at the door: Adults $20.00, Students: $10. (TRU students show ID).

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5 ways to commemorate Mother’s Day when mom has passed away

Looking at family photos and sharing fond memories of one’s mother can help focus Mother’s Day on positive feelings.

Losing a loved one is never easy. Whether the loss is recent or not, many people find the void created by a loved one’s passing never leaves them. Celebrating holidays or milestones can magnify feelings of loss, and such feelings may surface on Mother’s Day among people whose mothers are deceased. People approach Mother’s Day in unique ways when their mother has been laid to rest. Such an experience is extremely personal, and there’s really no right or wrong way to mark the occasion. It can be challenging scrolling through other’s social media posts about happy brunches and thoughtful gifts. Some, particularly those for whom the wounds may be especially fresh, may opt to avoid the celebration or go through the motions for the benefit of children or spouses. Others may embrace the bonds they had with their mothers by reflecting on their memories. Those opting to stay connected to their mothers this year can

recognize that, although Mom may be gone, they are not motherless. While Mother’s Day may be painful for people who have lost their mothers, the following are five ways to make the most of Mother’s Day. 1. What would make her happy? Take a heartfelt moment to really think about what made Mom tick and brought joy to her life. Was it pouring over recipes in the kitchen? Did mom like to trek to the top of a mountain in her hiking shoes? Pay homage to her by walking in her footsteps and you may just feel a deeper connection. 2. Get together with siblings. If you are lucky enough to have siblings, you can share the day together. This way you can remember the happy times, comfort each other and laugh together. If you don’t have siblings, consider a visit with an aunt or uncle or another close relative who may be feeling the loss, too. 3. Relay fond stories to others. Celebrate Mother’s Day by doing

Coping with an empty nest Many people find it rewarding to start a family and raise children. Watching kids grow through the years and sharing in their experiences can bring life to a household. Mothers spend 18 years or more devoted to their children, and often their identities are defined as “Mom” above all else. As a result, it can be difficult to think ahead to life without kids in the home, especially when children are toddlers or school-aged. But children will someday grow up and move out, and the emotions that resonate when that day comes can be overwhelming. Many parents feel a sense of sadness and loss when their last child leaves the family home. Referred to as “empty nest syndrome,” these feelings are not officially labeled as a clinical mental health issue, but they are very real for many people. While parents encourage their children to become independent and branch out in their own lives, not every parent can cope with an empty nest. The parenting and family resource Verywell Family states that mothers with empty nest syndrome experience a deep void in their lives that oftentimes makes them feel a little lost. Moms who are feeling the pangs of sadness due to an empty nest can employ some strategies to alleviate these feelings. • Keep friends close. Use this opportunity to spend more time with close friends and put yourself first. Schedule all of those activities you may have temporarily put on hold while caring for children through the years. • Make time for travel. New experiences can broaden anyone’s horizons. Travel as a couple or with a group of friends. Put the focus on fun and then share the experiences later on with your adult children. • Redefine yourself. The experts at Psychology Today suggest finding new roles and interests to explore, or spend more time exploring existing hobbies. For example, if you’ve thought about doing community theater, do so now that you have some free time. Or maybe you’ve always had a goal of going back to school? Now may be the time to make that happen. • Reconnect with your partner. Recall the years before you had children when it was only the two of you and devote time to making more memories as a couple. Plan date nights, go to sporting events, attend a summer concert, or pursue other shared interests. • Change things up at home. Turn children’s rooms into spaces you can use for your own interests. One can be a crafting room or a home office. Another may be a home theater. No longer labeling those rooms as the kids’ spaces can help the transition. Empty nest syndrome is real, but there are many ways to move past the mixed emotions synonymous with this phenomenon.

things to ensure Mom’s spirit and personality live on. Bring up fond stories of Mom with your spouse, friends or your own children. Help blur out the sadness of the loss by focusing on happy memories, such as those depicted in family photos. 4. Put mom front and center. Take out a beautiful photograph of your mother and display it in a prime location in the house. This way you may feel like she is sharing the day with you, and you can think about her fondly each time you see the photo. 5. Enjoy your favourite childhood meal. Whether Mom was a master chef or couldn’t boil water, there’s bound to be a meal you associate with her. If that special meal is Chinese takeout or a slow-cooked roast, enjoy it on Mother’s Day in her honour. Coping with loss on Mother’s Day is seldom easy. With time and by focusing on the positive, people who have lost their mothers can enjoy Mother’s Day.

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Seniors Community Centre update Submitted by Penny Ouchi Welcome spring flowers and sunshine. We are so excited to see those Spring flowers blooming. The ladies have the planters blooming and garden soil tilled. Thank you to each of you. Our programs are all in full swing and always welcome new folks to join in. Whether you want to participate in a game of cards, exercise class or game of table tennis feel free to come and check it all out. The coffee pot is always on and Monday to Friday we serve breakfast - 8:30 a.m. - 10:45 and lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. dinner is served. Menus for the month can be picked up at the reception desk. Do come down and check us out and meet some new friends. If you are planning an event or wish to book a room please do not hesitate to call 250-372-5110, we would be happy to talk to you. We would like to wish everyone a Happy Mother’s Day and to celebrate we are planning a special dinner on May 9 at 5:30 p.m. Please call or put your name on the list. Everyone Welcome. We from the Seniors’ Community Centre would like to wish everyone a very happy spring and lots of sunshine and flowers. Hope to see you real soon.

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When I think of May, I am reminded of Mother’s Day. Then my next thought is of my mother. How much she has done for my sister and I, providing for us growing up and giving us support through our days as we left the proverbial nest. She is a lovely constant in my life. I bet that some of you reading this also have a similar reaction when you think of May. So, this article is dedicated to all those out there who are moms to not only humans but also moms to the two, four, eight, or no legged animal children in our lives. Happy Mother’s Day to us all! I wish to personally thank every single volunteer for the Community Centre and Cottonwood Manor who has helped out during this year and in past years. All of our volunteers make a difference each time they volunteer, whether it be helping with our yearly antique sale, craft sales, garage sales and book sales or volunteering in the Maple Room and helping with coffee service for events. Volunteers work on the front desk, deliver notices within the building, make crafts for sale in the Maple Room, organize the woodworking

shop and tally grocery slips for donations. These are just a few of the many areas that volunteers help the North Shore Community Centre and Cottonwood Manor, and without our wonderful volunteers, this facility wouldn’t be the same. So, to all of our volunteers, past and present, the Centre wishes to say a giant “Thank-you!” Many events are in the process of beginning to break for the summer so be sure to check the calendar for the listing of events that may be taking the summer off. If you are unsure if your activity is taking a break, please call the office at 250-376-4777 and we would be happy to help you. If you are interested in holding events of your own over the summer, come on in to the North Shore Community Centre and see if our conference rooms would be able to hold your get together. Just a reminder that the North Shore Community Centre will be closed on Monday May 20 for Victoria Day. All events and activities will resume Tuesday May 21. We hope everyone enjoys the May long weekend. Until next month, I bid you all adieu.

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Only 4 months until the 2019 55+ B.C. Games in Kelowna, Sept. 1014. Zone 8 registration closes June 28. If you don’t already take part in a sport or recreational activity, there are plenty to choose from. Go to www.55plusB.C.games. org, and the Kelowna, www.55plusgames. ca website, the May 16 meeting, or contact a Zone 8 Sport Coordinator for more information. Click on Zone 8 under Zones on the website to find out where and when there are playoffs. Even if a playoff has passed, contact the coordinator in case there is still space for you in your age group or on a team. Remember, too, that the Kelowna Games are the only way to qualify for the Canada Senior Games which will be held in Kamloops in August 2020. We all have at one time or another said: “Remember when we used to -------------! More often than not, the memories are good ones. Well how many can remember the good old days when you played WHIST? The 55+ B.C. Games offers seniors a chance to indulge in

WHIST again! The seniors’ competition in Kelowna invites all interested individuals to participate. In all likelihood, you will meet some old friends, make new ones and have a great time! Those wishing more information, please contact Bill Lee at 250376-9735 or belee1965@ telus.net  by May 15. Playdown information: 5-pin bowling playdown is May 1 If you want to participate and haven’t already registered, please contact Bill 250-3760573 or kambs12@ shaw.ca immediately. Lawn bowling is scheduled for May 27 at Kamloops Riverside Lawn Bowling Club.  Register with Peter Hughes by May 20 to get more details and secure a spot: 778-471-1805 or p-hughes@shaw.ca Pickleball plays down on June 1 at Riverside Park Pickleball Courts. Please send registration forms and cheque to Ken Purvis by May 15. His address is #12650 Harrington Road, Kamloops V2B 6T7. Golf playoffs for ladies and men will be held May 28 at Shuswap National Golf Course, Salmon

Arm. Please register by May 20 with Monty Kilborn, 778-981-0234. Floor curling playdowns take place at Heritage House in Kamloops at end of May. Contact Bob Leech, 778-269-0345 or rrgleech@shaw.ca by mid-May latest for registration information and exact date. We thank Zone 5 for not only putting on the Step Up Your Game Clinic in Kelowna on April 7, but opening this valuable early opportunity to try out events, assess our fitness level, and check out the Apple Dome where the September 55+ B.C. Games will be held. We especially thank Marilyn Benz who organized this event and made us very welcome, as well as the coaches who volunteered their time. Challenge yourself in fun competition, “For Life, Sport and Friends.” Kelowna beckons. See you at the next meeting, 10 am May 16 at the Tk’emlups Band’s Chief Louis Centre, Shuswap Road, across from Sun Rivers. Remember: more active, more healthy!

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by Rita Joan Dozlaw This Mother’s Day, some people blessed to still have their mothers will enjoy being physically close to them. Others will be blessed to hold close their mother’s spirit. With all respect to mothers whether they are in our presence or in our memories, availed to us in many forms are paper-mothers. They reinforce the teachings and wisdom we were taught; perhaps we forgot or simply need to lean on. In the early years of journeying with a living breathing mother, her words may have been taken for granted. In later years, when so naturally many are without mothers, her words live on in a brand new way—through books; greeting cards and clippings; selections of poetry and prayers; recipes passed down; family pictures; portraits of parents; and, oftentimes in personal letters written in a mother’s difficult-to-read cursive. I refer to all of the above ‘paper-mothers’ as ‘p-m’s for short. In my case, mother’s legacy of tranquility in the face of probable

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burdens comes to me from her old letters. They were the first and remain the most treasured of all my papermothers. I have collected many other such mothers, and to cover off some of them here, I need only look through a desk drawer or to my book shelf where I find content which I trust as guides, role models and memory joggers. For example, the wisdom from Adeline Bullock’s ‘p-m’ voice reminds me of ethics and values; for, as a mother of boys to men, I learned “A woman must make men of her boys.” To achieve that goal took many ‘p-m’s encouragement. In raising them, I craved angel food for thought, and when I sat to nibble homemade angel food cake from my mother’s recipe, I thought of the irony of course: she was and always will be an angel to me. In my decades-long struggle with womanhood, I found fierce intelligence in the native perspective ‘p-m’, “I Am Woman,” by Lee Maracle. It was a lasting testament reflective of what my See “Paper Mothers” page 24

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For more information on legacy gifts, please contact: Alisa Coquet at RIH Foundation 250.314.2836 or alisa.coquet@interiorhealth.ca www.RIHfoundation.ca

Chair Fitness 10 am Kamloops Fiddlers Stitchers Club 9 am Lunch Dance Bridge 1 pm 11:30 am -1 pm 7:30 - 10 pm Canasta 1 pm Canasta 1 pm

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Royal Canadian Legion Br. #52 SUNDAY

Arlene is passionate about supporting family-centred care for infants at RIH. That’s why she has made a bequest in her will to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation in support of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She wants to help ensure that the health care team—including RNs like Paula—always have the tools and training they need to provide life-saving care for future generations in our community.

9A - 1800 Tranquille Road

Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 am - 4 pm

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Mother’s Day

Legacy Circle donor, Arlene Bourassa, pictured with Paula Tommasini, Registered Nurse and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Educator.

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Brock Activity Centre SUNDAY

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Office: 250-374-1742

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Paper Mothers own mother taught me—the honour of women and the truths concerning respecting ourselves. As a mother, who had lost my mother more than a dozen years earlier, I hungered for the sometimes illusive joy in life she brought to me. A banquet of ‘p-m’ delights to taste came with a fine entrée titled, “The Way of the Woman Writer,” by Janet Lynn Roseman. As a formula ‘p-m’, it stood on a shelf near my reference books. I cannot forget the whole meal I devoured which included a delicious dessert—a pondering of the thought regarding my identity— that I was one of my mother’s three daughters… I lived in her. Mothers still sing their lullabies in the music we listen to and, in the hymnals we sing from, a chorus of words our mothers sang heal our broken spirits. It makes sense to hear other people’s prayers as well since they could have been the prayers of our mothers. Take, for instance, an astronaut who, through prayer, thanked those responsible for his flight. I realized that my own mother, who held me on her belly in the birthing bed, perhaps with a prayer on her lips, gave me wings to fly the course In Big Pond, Nova Scotia, hugging her knees and listening to her favorite singer, Rita MacNeil slipped off the bed and opened a tattered Stephen Foster songbook. My ‘p-m,’ “Born a Woman” tells of the belief in herself that led MacNeil to pen the beautiful music and lyrics, “Flying on Your Own.” There are no perfect mothers, but as long as women become mothers, they will fly high and wide perhaps even alone on instinct. A compelling and breath-taking coffeetable art book shed light on the magical bond we have with our children in, “Art of Motherhood.” I found myself in many of the photos and paintings and saw life as it was conceived, birthed and nurtured by mothers. Whether it was in the artistic cube style of Picasso; the Hindu river goddess sculptures; or bejeweled mothers whose infants play with their new mother’s gold bracelets, the essence of mother was before me. A painting of a winsome newborn at his Japanese mother’s bosom, while she reaches up to secure combs in her hair, affirmed mothers can do so many things at one time—all the while her child remains the most important of those things. My mother appears to me again and again in a photo of her sitting on the grass in a garden. Beneath it is the caption, “Pause in a quiet place, my daughter.” Her mood, in that photo, reflected years later from the ‘p-m’, “Precious Solitude” by Ruth Fishel. The answer to where to pause appeared in a quotation: “You will find that place of silence right in your room…your garden,” it promised. In her elder years, my mother found serenity pausing near the fragrant tangled branches of blossoming miniature crab-apples… in my garden. I learned from lyricist Dorothy Livesay to be a role model. She let me stand in her shoes as a woman and as a writer. Her mothering on paper encouraged the importance of family, friends, husband and other relationships and the beauty of keeping them affront in my poetry. I understood from this ‘p-m’ not only to celebrate significant rites of passage in my life but also in those of others. My own healing journeys from infant whooping-cough; through my growing

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pains; through childbirth and through emotional upheavals were addressed in, “Woman as Healer,” by Jeanne Achterberg. The insights enable one to rise from sick beds of self-pity and comfort others. This ‘p-m’ re-taught me the stages which my lovely daughter in law faced in going through childbirth to deliver my mother’s great grandchild. In that same book, the word, ‘digitalis’ shot off a page, and I heard the spirit of my mother’s voice acknowledge that, in order to live, “I have to take this medicine for the rest of my life.” Speaking her truth, her voice cracked plaintively. From my old red John Thompson Music Book, reflections of me and my mother sitting on a piano bench together still flash between my temples. That old book reinforces a mother’s teachings of patience, practice and due diligence. In pages of history on Helen Keller, she spoke like any mother when her raspy page-voice uttered, “I trust, and nothing that happens disturbs my trust.” That be a lesson unto me! When it came to ambition, Ella Wilcox spoke to me poetically, “Even in the wake of true achieving, there shines this glowing trail—some other soul will be spurred on—because thou didst not fail!” One small measure of success can spur us to take lessons seriously. My old issue of a Farmer’s Almanac offered ‘p-m’ advice on raising rambunctious boys. “Send your boys to school and see that they are also learnt something at home!” Our sons let us know, in their actions, what they learnt from us. After Robert Service from the Yukon wrote his poem, “Comfort,” my mother would have smiled had she read it. “What? You’re tired and broke and beaten? – why, you’re rich – you’ve got the earth!” And, for what it’s worth, we all suffer brokenness, weariness and woes in finance so to turn to mother earth for solace may inspire us with a renewed sense of well-being. Although I desperately miss the heart of my flesh and blood mother, I hear her supportive voice in words imparted by the late evangelist Billy Graham’s daughter Anne. She mothered me with her sound advice to fill emptiness (when I’d lost my mother) with the spirits of loved ones. Wonderful inspiration among the ‘p-m’s came from Sara Teasdale’s poem, “The Mother of a Poet.” In this poem, I recognized my own late mother… so, to her, the poet in me expresses in the language of my heart, the eloquent love of my heart for her. You shaped me, mother, when I was wordless, and I strongly reclaim the old word ‘recorder’ which, from its Latin root, loosely translates: to pass back through the heart. I shall forever remember mother; I shall, time and again, pass those precious memories of her back through my heart. I re-read her dog-eared, yellowed-withage letters and recall an ‘aside’—words printed on a bookmark—words originally scribed on parchment by William Wordsworth: “…we will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind.” My soul whispers to the beloved spirit among the letters which remain behind, encased as ‘p-m’s, in their winged envelopes. My soul’s heart-felt greeting is a simple one: Happy Mother’s Day, Mom, with love!

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Ashcroft-Cache Creek Senior Society

Ashcroft, B.C. 250-453-9861

MAY 2019 Calendar of Events SUNDAY

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4431 Barriere Town Road Box 791 Barriere V0E 1E0

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3rd Sunday Social 12:30 Wells Gray Inn

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

Hike: Meet 3 @ Strawberry Moose 9 am Darts, 7 pm @ Legion

Sit & Be Fit 8 10:30-11:30am Crib 1pm Legion Cyber Seniors 3:15-4pm Seniors Room

9 Carpet Bowling 1-3 pm

Hike: Meet 10 @ Strawberry Moose 9 am Darts, 7 pm @ Legion

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

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

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

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Page 26 by Trudy Frisk “But they were here only this morning!” I exclaimed, staring at vacant earth where lilies had flourished. They’d disappeared, vanished, as if pulled into the Underworld. I ruled out Hades or Orpheus; neither would leave sundry piles of dirt. By inference the culprit was a gopher. All my kindly instincts said it was only doing gopher’s work in the world. But the householder side of me insisted, “It’s undermining your sewer pipe, it’s digging close to the foundation, it’s destroying plants. Do something!” I sought counsel of experienced people. The Significant Other stated it was my fault; gophers had come because I don’t spray herbicides on the lawn. Rather Calvinistic, wouldn’t you say? The Earth is punishing me for not eradicating all forms of herbage except Kentucky bluegrass? That couldn’t be it. A former neighbour, knowing my predilection for protecting habitats and their residents, said, “Well, Trudy, first we have to establish whether this gopher is an endangered species.” I thought for a minute. “Glenn,” I replied, “it’s living in my backyard. Believe me, it’s in danger.” Peter, head of the City Public Works Department, gave detailed instructions on trapping which involved far more digging than the gopher was doing. Finally he advised, “Just move. You’ll never trap it; it’s easier to move!” My psychiatrist friend, who’s interested in animal psychology, recommended visualization. Her advice: send the gopher a mental image of it moving out of my yard and up into the hills. She believed this

would be effective. I wasn’t so sure. Joanne, my niece, advised that I watch the 1980 cult classic movie Caddyshack to gain insight. Probably with a gopher curled up beside me, reaching a paw for the popcorn. In desperation I phoned the government conservation officer. “I know,” I apologized, “that you usually deal with the charismatic mega-fauna. Gophers are small stuff compared to grizzlies and cougars. But could you help?” Sure he could. Humane trapping, he advised, was the way to go. “Get carrots,” he said, “they really go for carrots.” So I arranged to borrow a humane trap and, on my lunch hour, sauntered to the store and purchased a bag of carrots. Organic carrots. No additives, no pesticides. Nothing but the best for the soon to be evicted gopher. Ready to trap! The holistic approach was negated by my next door neighbour. Melissa is a meticulous gardener. Tunneling by our mutual gopher distressed her intensely. She called me with the news that one of her clients, a rancher’s wife, when informed of our gopher dilemma, promptly volunteered her husband’s exterminating services. That evening the rancher and wife arrived. The word ‘rancher’ evokes images of tall, tanned, taciturn but competent men, wearing large hats, squinty lines around their eyes from herding all those cattle, resolutely driving their pickup trucks. Well, Alan though tanned and jean clad, wore a baseball cap and drove a Volvo. Maybe he hadn’t read the Rancher’s Guide to Dress. Maybe he left the pickup at

home. Anyway, he was lean and competent and by the way he swung those gopher traps, Melissa and I knew this was no novice. This rancher had gone head to head with many a gopher and come out best. After probing, prodding and estimating gopher runways, Alan set the traps. We promised to monitor and report. As a back-up, Alan did a twice daily trap line surveillance during which he was welcomed by Melissa and I with the enthusiasm usually reserved for the Messiah on His second round. Did it succeed? Well, we aren’t exactly certain. Two traps were sprung but no incarcerated gopher appeared in either. The digging ceased. I raked my lawn and planted grass. Maybe it was a sensitive gopher, offended by traps and other signs of rejection. Maybe the visualization worked. It’s moved and I haven’t. So far. Gophers unite us. When Melissa went on holidays she left me in charge of her personal gopher trap. That’s trust. When gophers were discovered down the street, the entire block watched for signs of fresh digging, relaying news of gopher activity with the zeal of Elvis fans reporting a vision at Graceland. We all have Alan’s phone number on speed dial. Come on, gophers; we’re ready!

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Bittersweet downsizing When I got sick last year, I didn’t know if I was going to recover enough to prepare my food, clean my house, shop for groceries, keep up with medical appointments, walk on icy crosswalks and sidewalks, or climb on buses protected by ice ridges. I wondered about assisted living and investigated. Thought about my condo and how much I loved it. Explored the costs to move and almost had a nervous breakdown at the thought of packing, sorting and moving. Though I wanted to be close to my children

who live far away, I’d taught them to fly and didn’t want to clip their wings in my old age. Then I had clarity. Whether I moved or not, I needed to downsize. Since 1999, I have dealt with four estates and all the accompanying belongings and didn’t want to leave mine for my children to deal with. So I started. It didn’t take me long to realize I couldn’t do it on my own. And that’s just the physical aspects. The emotional impact was huge. It’s hard to face the realities, decisions, and sorrows of downsizing and letting go. So I hired someone to help me. No more happy hours for me for a while. But it is worth every penny. The lovely person who came to my home to guide me hasn’t been a slave driver but she has kept me on task

and taught me a few tricks to overcome distraction and being overwhelmed with the sorrow of it all. Why is it so sorrowful? It’s not the monetary worth of our possessions that matter but the emotional investment we have in their significance. This is the gift my youngest son gave me when I realized he had

If I plant Murray, will he become a tree?

People used to head to the cemetery to bury Murray’s body or his ashes. Over time, more and more people have begun to scatter the ashes. Scattering ashes used to be quite simple, and for many people it still is: you take Murray’s urn up the mountain or down to the river, check the wind direction. Open the urn and pour Murray’s ashes out. Someone might say a few words, but many people leave quickly thinking they’ve just done something illegal (it isn’t, and for more information pick up my free eight page book called Drake’s Guide to S-C-AT-T-E-R-I-N-G, the do’s and don’ts when scattering ashes).

Leave it to marketers to find innovative ways to help you resolve the matter of Murray’s ashes. For a fee you can convert him into a diamond, fire him off into space, convert him to a glass ball hanging in your window, place him into a necklace, etc. The options appear endless. A lot of people think it would be a great idea to plant a tree over Murray’s ashes. So, naturally, companies have come along to sell kits to help you do just that. For a few hundred dollars you can buy a nice container and tree combination. You place Murray’s ashes into the bottom of the container, add their ‘special formula mix,’ place the container into the ground, plant the tree on top, add water,

and voila! There’s just one little flaw in this process: cremated remains (‘ashes’) have no organic components. In fact, their pH balance makes them a terrible substance when it comes to growing trees. So, if you buy the small tree and ‘special formula mix,’ it’s the ‘special formula mix’ that grows the tree, NOT MURRAY! I’m not a big fan of gimmicks, so when people ask for my advice on planting a tree for Murray, I suggest they go to the local nursery (there are many fine ones in the Kamloops area), choose a little indigenous tree, buy some fertilizer (the nursery staff should be very helpful), and go plant your tree. Just put a little of Murray’s ashes in the ground. Maybe sprinkle the rest in the surrounding area. Add water. Result? If Mother Nature goes along with your plan, you’ll have a nice tree to honour Murray, at a fraction of the cost.

thought about who I was. This is the cheese dish I found in the attic of my husband’s ancestral home. This is the stainedglass hanging with the Prairie elevator in its center my daughter gave us. These are the art books I collected for 40 years. This is the dress that no longer fits me that I wore at my niece’s

wedding when I was so happy not knowing what was coming. And I can’t possibly let go of that piece of sculpted pottery I found when visiting my English birthplace. You see, these things symbolize a part of our lives that are over, that represent the person we used to be and that we no longer are; it’s a profound

loss of pieces of our identity. Many of my generation were children in times of war, poverty and scarcity, and we learned to save, repurpose, and be thrifty. We never knew when we might need something or when some things are just too beautiful to give away. But I’m almost finished, and have unearthed things I had forgotten existed and delighted me to see again, and treasures that activated memories both good and bad. I recycled items that should’ve gone long ago, and gifted people less fortunate than me. But most of all I acquired a respect and acceptance of my life which has been full, rich and meaningful, and have moved forward in the process of accepting my new reality.

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The Kamloops Family History Society meetings take place at Heritage House in Riverside Park on the fourth Thursday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. (September to May, except December). For further information contact Connie at 250852-3218. 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 250554-5177 or email bclary@ hotmail.co . If you or a family member has been diagnosed with kidney disease, perhaps the Kamloops Kidney Support Group can help. The KKSG meets on the second Wednesday and second Saturday of every month. Wednesdays at 10 a.m., and Saturday at 9 a.m., with both gatherings at Chances (Barside Lounge and Grill), 1250

Halston Ave. There isn’t anything formal about KKSG. We have coffee, maybe some breakfast, and talk about life and kidneys. You won’t get any medical advice, but we will be there to share our experiences, whether you are pre-dialysis or on dialysis, a kidney donor or a recipient, a family member, or anything in between. FMI, call Edna Humphreys at 250-3766361 or Dorothy Drinnan at 250-573-2988. Kamloops Street Rod Association meets: May 1 - A&W Valleyview, May 8 -KSRA Meeting at Valleyview Hall, May 15 A&W Northshore, May 22 - A&W Valleyview, May 29 - A&W Northshore. FMI call Rae at 250-374-5251 or Brian at 250-851-0586. 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, snow-shoeing, 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 @ 250319-8510. 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 dropin 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

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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 250-573-2988. 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 250-3778200. 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: 250-554-2455 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 250-3770055. 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, 250579-8259 or 250-3760917. 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 Elks Lodge #44 meets at 7:30 p.m. every second Thursday of each month at 784B 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 250-372-2737 or 250-573-4632. Kamloops Heritage Model Railroad Club meets on the first Friday of each month at 7 p.m. Come and investigate a great hobby. Call 250-5543233 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 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 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. 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 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. St. Paul’s Cathedral Thrift Shop 360 Nicola St is open Fridays 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. to June. Handicapped access from the alley between Nicola and St. Paul. Kamloops Antiques, Collectibles and Heritage Club meets on


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the second Thursday of every month. September – June at Heritage House on Lorne Street, Riverside Park 7 p.m. Guests and new members welcome. FMI call: 250-372-0468 Bernice or 250-377-8364 Joyce. Diabetes Support: There are two support groups in Kamloops. RiverBend (760 Mayfair St), last Tuesday/mo., ph: 778-470-8316 for details; and, Hamlets (3255 Overlander Dr.), first Monday/mo. (except July & Aug.), ph: 250-5795707 for details. Open to all and features monthly speakers. Kamloops Chapter of the Vintage Car Club of Canada meets at 7:30 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month (except July, August and December) at the Hal Rogers Center, 2025 Summit Drive. Contact number 250 320-3038. Anyone with an interest in vintage vehicles is welcome to attend. Interior Authors Group Interested in writing? Maybe you’d like to join us. We’re people who love to write in all styles, forms, and genres. We’re aspiring authors,

veteran authors, and everything in between. If you want to learn more about the craft of writing, or about publishing and self-publishing, or anything else related to writing, come check us out. Meetings are the second Wednesday of every month except July and August, 6:30 pm at North Shore Community Centre (in Cottonwood Manor), #307-730 Cottonwood Avenue, Kamloops, V2B 8M6. Driving directions: North on Tranquille, left on Poplar, right on willow, left on cottonwood. FMI visit interiorauthorsgroup. wordpress.com/about/ or look for Interior Authors Group on Facebook. Or contact Elma 250 3741750, elmams@shaw.ca

member-driven non profit group. We meet Tuesday evenings, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 1136 6th Ave. Experience the benefits of tai chi & qigong: increased flexibility, balance and agility. To join our class, email: info@kamloops taichiclub.com. North Kamloops Elks, #102-1121-12th St. 250-376-2924. Call us and see what we do. Meeting at 7 p.m. 3rd Monday of each month. Crib-Tues & Wed, 7 p.m. Everyone welcome.

Municipal Pension Retirees Association meetings will be on June 18, Sept. 17 and Nov. 19 at 9:30 a.m. at CSI Activity center, Brock Shopping Centre. Join us to talk to other retirees, meet former co-workers and have a voice about your MPP Pension. FMI call Jean 250-374-1191.

Kamloops Floor Curlers meet Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Heritage House, top floor, Riverside Park. New members always welcome. Free parking for members. No special equipment needed. New teams are drawn each day. There are two games and coffee each day. The group runs all year. Call Kay at 250-376-0917, Kay at 250-828-0819 or Liz at 250-372-5493.

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We meet at 1 p.m. on the 3rd Wednesday from September through June at Desert Gardens, 540 Seymour Street. Contact Rendy at 250-374-0798 FMI.

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Brock Central Lions Club meets the first and third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. Meetings are held at the Centre for Seniors, 9-A 1800 Tranquille Rd. Call 250-371-0115. Aberdeen Lions Club meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at noon. Meetings are held at 9-A 1800 Tranquille Rd. New members welcome. 250-828-1765. 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.

Submitted by Cathy Inskip G’day from sunny Australia. We’re currently taking a train ride on “the Ghan” from Adelaide to Alice Springs. What a scenic day to look at the Australian Outback Spirit! We are on a two day one night on a beautiful old coach that is 902 meters long. Five of our members—Gladys Haines, Lynda Desrocher, Tomi Wakabayashi, Anne Dunn and myself along with Alan Dunn just finished our 7 day 29th Triennial conference for Associated Country Women of The World ACWW. The conference was held in Melbourne. There were approximately 720 delegates present and about 430 ladies and gentlemen were voting delegates. I will have to write more on this conference later as there was much accomplished. Meanwhile back in Kamloops, on Saturday May 4 we will have our Spring Bake Sale at Cain’s Independent Grocer in Northills Mall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.. We hope to see you there….

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Tale of Two Seeds

Sacred Heart Cathedral

Weekend Masses Saturday 7 pm Sunday 8:30 am 11:30 am, 6 pm

COMMUNITY CHURCH 344 Poplar

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Sunday Service 11:00 am Sunday School 11:45 am

Please check out our website for any upcoming events

250-554-1611 www.kamsa.ca

Confession Times Wed 5:15-5:35 pm Saturday 4-5 pm Sunday 5:30-6 pm or by appointment

Weekday Masses Monday 6:30 pm Tuesday - Friday 9 am & 6:30 pm Saturday 9 am

255 Nicola Street • 250-372-2581 www.sacredheartkamloops.org

UNITED CHURCHES OF CANADA

Kamloops United Church

www.kamloopsunited.ca 421 St. Paul St. • Sundays 10 am Rev. Bruce Comrie

Mt. Paul United Church

www.mtpauluc.ca 140 Laburnum St. • Sundays 10 am Rev. LeAnn Blackert

Plura Hills United Church

www.plurahillsunited.com 2090 Pacific Way • Sundays 10 am

The call came from the hospital. There was a patient who was facing serious health concerns. They were growing despondent and the staff were concerned. I was providing on call spiritual care for the week. Would I come in and talk with them? After several minutes of uncomfortable conversation, I finally found the magic question: what is it we can do that would be helpful to you right now? The answer: I need my partner and my children here with me. It turns out the family had exhausted their limited savings after several days in a local hotel and had returned home. I turned to my congregation for help and within hours we had a home where the family could stay. The nursing staff and social worker commented on how often

this happens for outof-town families and an idea was born, a seed was planted. The CareBnB idea was based on the AirBnB model, but the BnB part stood for Bed and Bath. Homeowners were invited to open their homes to families of hospital patients who could not afford even the “hospital rate” at local hotels. No food would be offered as that required a much higher level of liability insurance. Guests would be offered a safe place to stay on a sliding fee scale. Meetings were held with the United Way to discuss the merits and seek wisdom, with insurance brokers to determine if the idea were feasible and if liability coverage were possible, with hospital staff to determine what was necessary to make this easy and workable for the social work department who are the ones called upon to help families with these needs, and with homeowners to determine what each one might offer to the idea. There was great enthusiasm across the board and slowly a plan

emerged for a trial run. We were on our way, until so many doors that had been opening began to close. The need remains, but the seed that had emerged from the soil of an idea withered. At about the time this seedling was struggling to stay alive, I attended a week long retreat on Vancouver Island. It was a time of deep connection to the spirituality of the land and with the Creator in creation. At the end of the week, my guide leaned in and planted a second seed when he whispered two words: Wild Church. Further exploration revealed a network of faith communities meeting in “the wild” seeking to offer that same deep connection with land and Creator. I shared this idea and two women joined me in a desire to plant and nurture this seed here in Kamloops. Nine months later, we are ready to move into the new Wild Church ministry on a full-time basis. Soon we hope this seedling will mature into a fruitbearing plant – one which will see new seeds carried to other communities

with a shared interest. Why does one seed fail to thrive while another one grows? There is so much randomness to the arrival of new life. Given a second chance with different conditions, perhaps CareBnB will be resurrected and become a reality – either in the form first imagined or in a different way. Do we consider this idea a failure? Far from it. A need was identified, contacts were made, avenues were opened. Perhaps that seedling is still able to be revived. Or perhaps that idea and work became the soil out of which Wild Church emerged. Plant a seed! Who knows what new life might emerge in this community. Dare to be difference makers! This month Rev LeAnn Blackert moves from full-time ministry with Mount Paul United Church on the north shore of Kamloops (www. mtpauluc.ca) to full-time ministry with the new Wild Church in Kamloops (wildchurchbc.org).

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CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION – Volunteers will work in partnership with the Ride Don’t Hide Manager to plan, organize, and attend the Ride Don’t Hide Event.

KAMLOOPS ELIZABETH FRY SOCIETY – Volunteer Legal Services Receptionist – Volunteers will provide a variety of reception and clerical duties for the Legal Services Office.

KAMLOOPS TRIATHLON CLUB – Kamloops Multisport Weekend Volunteers – Various volunteer opportunities available to help make this event a success. Some duties include route marshals and team volunteers. The event takes place on May 4th and 5th.

MS SOCIETY OF CANADA – MS Ambassador – Volunteer positions include Government Relations and Advocacy, Fund Development, Research and Programs and Services, and Public Awareness.

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. MAKE-A-WISH BC & YUKON -Foam Fest 2019 – Volunteers are needed for Foam Fest 2019, June 15. Volunteers will be stationed at the bag

REPAIR CAFÉ – Fixer and General Help Volunteers- Fixer volunteers will teach clients how to repair items they bring in. Helpers will show people where to go and how to register items.:

KAMLOOPS & DISTRICT CRIME STOPPERS – Various volunteer opportunities – Volunteers are needed to sell tickets at the car raffle, be the mascot “Anonymoose” and being member of their board of directors.

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“You give the best hugs Grandma”

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