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Mind/Body Reset comes to Kamloops June 1 by Moneca Jantzen

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Above, director of inspirational films On A Scale of 1 to 10 and Your Second Fifty, Laurent Goldstein goes before the camera. Below, Goldstein and his partner, Jennifer, are the driving forces behind the all day Body/ Mind Reset event coming to Kamloops on Saturday, June 1st at the Coast Convention Centre. Tickets are available at Nature’s Fare and online at eventbrite.ca

Kamloops is being treated to a unique one day event entitled Mind/Body Reset on June 1st. This intriguing event is being spearheaded by film director Laurent Goldstein and his partner, Jennifer. The day is anchored by two of Goldstein’s recent films, On A Scale of 1 to 10 and Your Second Fifty, but also includes a slate of expert panelists as well as a variety of local participants. It is Goldstein’s hope to inspire. “I have always had a passion for sharing the things that have inspired me. As I have advanced in my chronological age, I have felt more and more of a necessity to make a positive impact around the people I meet,” said Goldstein. “A lot of people are struggling today. They might be unsatisfied with the way life has treated them or they may feel that life is passing by them and they are not fully participating. They may feel it is too late for them to live their passion. They may struggle financially or in their relationships. They may have resigned themselves to living with chronic pain and they may have been told their situation will never change. They may have been told that arthritic pain comes with age and nothing can be done, except trying to manage it by taking pills for the rest of their lives. It is for these people that we are putting this... on,” said Goldstein. Kamloops strikes the director as an ideal venue given its burgeoning health and wellness community. “The city has a vibrant health and wellness scene, with a street, Seymour, having chiropractic, naturopathic,

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massage, physiotherapy, counselling studios next to each other for 2 or 3 blocks. This is quite unique and indicative to me that the people living in Kamloops are open to complementary or alternative approaches to health. Finally, Kamloops is a hub for several communities ...and has not always gotten its fair share, compared to Kelowna,” said Goldstein. On A Scale of 1 to 10 is a film that explores ways to overcome chronic pain and getting one’s power back. “...(W)itnessing my mother and then my father deal with at times excruciating pain, along with my own experience and my partner’s journey with chronic pain, were all compelling reasons why to do the film.” said Goldstein. As for Your Second Fifty—Rising Above Your Fears of Aging, it is a film based on the best-selling book of the same name by Frank Moffat and serves to blow up many of our assumptions about aging. “Both our films are talking about subjects of interest to seniors: how to stay active and relevant, how to prevent or recover from chronic pain. Are our perceptions and beliefs around aging a reality, or have they been imposed on us by our parents and grand parents, society or the medical community at large? Is it ever too late to engage in a passion or hobby? What is our purpose in life and how can we get the maximum enjoyment out of every single day?” explained Goldstein. Beyond the films, there are five keynote speakers in attendance. See “Keynote Speakers” page 7

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Submitted by Terri Hadwin Executive Director, Kamloops Arts Council The morning sun peaks over the mountain each Canada Day and peers into our valley to be greeted by a bustle of activity in Riverside Park. Dozens of volunteers scurry around to prepare the stage for one of the longest running events in Kamloops. Soon a caravan of vendors arrives in trucks, cars and trailers of all shapes and sizes. The sound of laughter and greetings of old friends mingle with the sounds of songbirds and the rattling leaves. Tents pop up in the grass like spring flowers blooming with pottery, sparkling jewelry, and fabrics dance like leaves in a gentle breeze: an assortment of treasures

to dazzle your eyes! Art in the Park has been a tradition in our community for over 40 years. Last year, over 30,000 people funneled into the park, in spite of the weather, to peruse the fine craftsmanship and artistry of over 100 local and visiting artisans from across BC and beyond. Local artist, Kelly Perry, has been displaying her expressive paintings, prints and scarves in Art in the Park for the past 3 years and will return for a fourth. “What I like best of all is that it’s not about the amount of items that you sell, but more about awareness. And there are a lot of people coming through,” said Perry. She See “Outside In” page 11

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from taking on excessive debts. Since that time we have heard the Finance Minister suggest that the real reason it was introduced was to reduce the real estate prices in major urban centres like Toronto and Vancouver. According to Mortgage Professionals Canada an estimated 100,000 Canadians have been prevented from buying a home due to the stress test and that 18 percent of prospective buyers, who could currently afford their preferred home, would fail the stress test. Recent data from the Bank of Canada data shows that mortgage growth has hit a 17-yearlow in Canada with more and more middle-class buyers being priced out of the market. While young Canadians and first-time home buyers are most acutely impacted by this

punishing new stress test, the winners are the big banks. Ottawa has also dealt a blow to Canadian homeowners by unnecessarily increasing mortgage insurance premiums through the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) – a federal Crown corporation that insures lenders against losses from mortgage loans. Shortly after the Liberals hiked insurance premiums on homeowners, they were instructed to pay a special dividend of $5.6 billion to the federal government for the first time ever. Prior to last year the CMHC never paid the federal government any dividends or profits; the premiums that they charged were always used to capitalize the insurer

in the event of a major loss scenario, such as a recession. With the amendment CMHC’s holding target, has been lowered from 220 to 165 percent, meaning the Federal Government can benefit from larger dividend payments and CMHC is clearly charging excessive premiums to Canadian families. In a nutshell, young Canadians are dealing with CMHC artificially inflating mortgage insurance premiums and siphoning the excessive profits into the hands of the Ottawa Liberals through special dividends. This means that young Canadians are committed largely to renting, and increasingly, at prices higher than the cost of servicing a mortgage.

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Put together a professional team to help you reach your goals As you work toward achieving your goals in life, you will need to make moves that contain financial, tax and legal elements, so you may want to get some help – from more than one source. Specifically, you might want to put together a team comprised of your financial advisor, your lawyer and other tax professionals. Together, this team can help you with many types of financial/tax/legal

connections. For starters, you may decide, possibly upon the recommendation of your financial advisor, to sell some investments and use the proceeds to buy others that may now be more appropriate for your needs. If you sell some investments you may realize a capital gain or capital loss on the sale. If you realize a capital gain, there may be taxes owing when you file your tax return. On the other hand, if you sell an investment and realize a capital loss, you may be able to apply the loss to offset gains realized

by selling other, more profitable investments and also potentially apply any unused losses against gains realized in the prior three years or a future year. As you can see, the questions potentially raised by investment sales – “Should I sell?” “If so, when?” and “If I take some losses, how much will they benefit me at tax time?” – may also be of importance to your tax advisor, who will need to account for sales in your overall tax picture. It’s a good idea for your tax and financial advisors to communicate about any investment sales you make.

Your financial advisor can also help you choose the investment or insurance vehicles that can fund an estate-planning arrangement, such as an irrevocable living trust. But to establish that trust in the first place, and to make sure it conforms to all applicable laws, you will want to work with a lawyer experienced in planning estates. Your tax professional may also need to be brought in. Again, communication between your various advisors is essential. These are but a few of the instances in which your financial, tax and legal

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It is no surprise that with Facebook, online shopping, internet bill payments and direct billing, it is growing more and more complicated to keep yourself safe from fraud. New fraud scams emerge every day, but the fraudsters are using the same old tricks but in new ways. Here are some common tricks you can be alert to so that you can protect yourself from being taken advantage of. 1. You won a big prize, but you have to pay the taxes, or port fees, or shipping costs. In Canada, you do not have to pay taxes or fees on prizes. Never give your credit card information over the phone to collect a prize. The old adage still holds true: If it seems too good to be true, it is! 2. Your credit card company leaves you a voicemail to call them back about unusual activity on your card. Do not call them back on the number they provide – it will just be redirected to the fraudster who will have set up automated ‘for English press one’ messages to make it sound real. Instead, call the telephone number printed on the back of your credit card and advise them about the call you received. 3. You get an email from

your bank with a ‘click here’ button to confirm your identity. This is called a Phish - bait that looks real but really has a hook! Identity theft can be devastating on your personal finances – your bank or credit card company would never ask you to click a link or give personal information in this manner. 4. You get an email advertisement with an ‘unsubscribe’ link. Do not click the ‘unsubscribe’ link or give personal information to cancel the unwanted advertisement. Instead, set the email to go to your junk email folder or block the sender. 5. You see a product online with a very low sample price, ‘as seen on Dragon’s Den’ or ‘just pay the shipping’. Read the fine print: this is actually a limited time trial and you will be charged the full price for the product in 21 days. You will also be signed up for monthly shipments automatically charged to your credit card at the full price. These can be difficult to cancel. Beware: good deals are usually expensive traps. 6. You are online and an advertisement invites you to ‘click here’. Clicking unknown advertisement links can be hazardous to the health of your computer and your online security. It could also be a phishing trap to get your personal information. When online shopping, there are two simple signs that you’re secure. One is the “padlock” icon located at the top of your browser

window, and the other is “https” in the address bar. These confirm that the page you are on is secure and that your data will be encrypted. If you do not see those, do not provide any financial or personal information. 7. You receive a telephone call or voicemail from the Canada Revenue Agency, CRA or Tax Canada. It is aggressive and threatening and they demand payment or they will send police or take money from your bank account. The police do not collect unpaid taxes and Canada Revenue does not call you to demand payment. Hang up immediately and report the call to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) 1-888-495-8501 or the non-emergency RCMP line. 8. A young, friendly person with a clipboard comes to your door offering you a ‘free estimate’ for a service you did not ask for like a security system or appliance repair. Never let these people into your home, particularly if they act aggressive, high pressure or give you a limited time offer. Just ask them to leave their information and call the company directly if you really want that product or service. 9. You receive a call asking for remote access to your computer to update your version of Windows or make your internet faster. This is always a trick – no one needs to remotely access your computer to do anything legitimate. They are up to no good!

10. You see an advertisement that looks like a regular Facebook post talking about a miracle cure, weight loss program or online pharmacy. These are paid advertisements meant to look like legitimate posts your friends or family may have ‘liked’. The ‘Dr. Oz fat melting away’ ad is the most recent and has cost Canadians time and money in unwanted spam, unsafe products and hard to cancel subscriptions. If you are in doubt, it is wise to ask the advice of a close friend or relative or a professional you see regularly like your banker, accountant or lawyer. Rely on people you can trust. As a final note Passwords Matter! Do not use repeat passwords, especially for bank accounts. Fraudsters can run an email password against financial institutions in case there is a repeat that will grant them access. They will also gain information from social media sites for common passwords such as your best friend’s name, mom’s maiden name, your first pet or the town you grew up in. Fraudsters look for credit card information, bank account details, full name and signature, date of birth, social insurance number, full address, online usernames and passwords, driver’s licence number and passport number. Keep this information secure!

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Small-scale meat producers face multiple challenges

and the environment in general, and try to run their farm operations in a way that is actually regenerative. When managed carefully to prevent overgrazing, animals can have a positive effect on the land -- cultivating the soil and enriching it with their manure. Small-scale mixed farming provides many opportunities to create cycles that improve biodiversity and decrease pest and disease issues, such as running chickens in a pasture after cows have grazed there. The chickens dig through the cowpats spreading manure and eating bugs and larva along the way. They provide a service while helping themselves to a highprotein diet. Many consumers today are also concerned about animal welfare and the environment, and would like to support local, small-scale farmers, but government regulations make it very difficult and expensive for those producers to get their products to market. We all want to have safeguards to ensure our meat is safe, but the current system was designed for industrial-

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Avgolemono Soup This soup is a classic Greek soup that is delicious and nourishing. Free-range chickens make a much more flavourful broth than the ordinary factory farm kind. Ingredients: 2 quarts chicken broth 1 cup cooked chicken optional, shredded ½ cup white rice 3 large eggs, separated ⅓ cup fresh lemon juice sprigs of dill for garnish salt and pepper to taste Heat the broth to a low simmer. Add the rice and cook until tender (nice and soft -no “al dente” here). Taste and season with salt and pepper. Have the lemon juice ready in a measuring cup. Whip the egg whites with a whisk until light and frothy. Add the egg yolks one at a time and keep whisking until you have a smooth pale yellow mixture. Slowly pour in the lemon juice while continuing to whisk (it really helps to have an extra set of hands here). Now comes the tricky part - the egg-lemon mixture must be combined with the broth and rice gradually, or it will curdle. Remove the broth from the element and slowly add a few ladles of it to the egg-lemon mixture, pouring it in slowly while continuing to whisk. Then slowly pour the mixture back into the pot of broth. You should have a beautiful, creamy soup. Stir in the chicken pieces, and garnish with chopped fresh dill.

We’ve all seen the images -- chickens packed together in closed poultry houses, pigs lying in cages so small they can’t turn over, and massive feedlots crowded with cattle wallowing in their own waste. Industrial agriculture is not pretty. Animals are valued only as commodities with little or no regard given to their well-being other than to ensure they fatten up and make it to market. Many small-scale farmers want to raise animals in a more ethical way and care about each and every member of their flocks or herds. They want to ensure their animals have ready access to the outdoors, the freedom to behave according to their instincts, and only have one “bad day”. The small-scale farmers I talk to are also concerned about the land they occupy

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scale producers, and creates multiple hurdles for small-scale producers who are trying to make a living by producing good quality meat while improving the land and raising livestock humanely. Access to abattoirs is just one of those hurdles. Some abattoirs are so booked up that farmers have to schedule their animals to be brought in a year in advance -- if they can even get in. Some abattoirs only deal with huge numbers of animals and won’t process smaller orders. Different processors deal with different animals, with some only handling large animals and some only handling poultry. Farmers are often compelled to transport their animals long distances, putting the animals under stress, adding to the cost of production, and increasing the carbon footprint of the operation. Mobile abattoirs could provide a creative solution to this issue, and they do exist, but because of a lack of available inspection services, they are only licenced to process animals for farmers’ personal consumption. In order to process animals for retail or direct-to-consumer sales, each animal must be checked by a government inspector and there must be a separate, inspected, on-site water supply. Numerous other regulations make it difficult to establish mobile abattoirs as an option for farmers wanting to market their products. Some small-scale producers have found a measure of success by being very creative in finding niche markets for their

Photo submitted products, such as upscale restaurants, or high-end butcher shops, but that market is limited and doesn’t help the average person looking to buy some ethically produced meat from a local farmer. Industrial producers know there is a demand for those specialty meat products and try to entice the consumer by putting pictures of red barns or green fields on their packaging, or using words like “farm-raised” or “all-natural” to describe their products, creating the illusion that those animals were somehow raised differently. In reality, there is little difference between those meat products and any other factory-farmed animal products. What can the conscientious consumer do to support small-scale meat producers? To start with, it’s important to educate yourself and not be seduced by misleading packaging and labeling. If you can, buy meat directly from the producer, including at Farmers’ Markets, or sign up for a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program that includes meat products. Contact your MLA and let them know you want the option of purchasing meat from a local farmer. For more information about the Kamloops Food Policy Council, please visit our website: kamloopsfoodpolicycouncil. com


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Do you fear the smoke? Beat the heat with roller shades

It seems that fire and smoke are becoming the norm for summers in Kamloops. Of course each year is different and life must go on so instead of just worrying, let us do our part to help where we can and be prepared when next our lives look smoky. For many this will men getting filters for the AC units, grabbing some dust masks then going out into the yard and doing a good clean

up of the yard and surroundings. For some like our founder Kim Watt-Senner who got a front seat to one of the massive fires last year, fires can be very scary and it can happen to anyone. Like they say, plan for the worst and hope for the best! Although fire is a huge fear, for many it is not the fear of the fire that scares them the most. It is the ensuing smoke that can cause the most fear. The air quality is something that affects everyone differently but for many of our seniors, good air quality is essential to their wellbeing and quality of life. A big issue is that many of our seniors live in older homes that are not sealed well due to age or poor building practices. To stop those air leaks I recommend getting out

the weather stripping and different door and window sealers. Any spot that was drafty during the winter is a good clue of an air leak in the home. This is very difficult in older homes to get all the air leaks but a little work can make a big difference. If you’re thinking air filters, get a true HEPA filter for dust particles. With some work and pre-planning, this can make a home your escape from the smoke. Plan ahead to save money and so you’re not high and dry, smoky when everyone else rushes the stores. Remember your health is more important than a home, sometimes the easiest fix is a move to somewhere that better suits your needs now and in the future.

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Keynote speakers Continued from page 1 • Dr. Jeffrey Thomson, whose previous film “Heal” has screened twice in Kamloops to great success and soldout audiences, brings a scientific component in challenging traditional medical models and exploring the latest discoveries in the vibration and sound healing areas. • Brandy Gillmore, whose TedTalk has been an inspiration for tens of thousands people all over the world, has mastered the area of emotions and the role that they play in our lives, at a mental and physical plane. Brandy will demonstrate how people can get out of pain, by simply switching their emotions. • Dr. Ara Elmajan trained in the art of trigger point injections and has spent 40 years helping people recover from chronic pain and is fascinated by “The

Contributing Factors.” • Jason Podollan, NHL alumni from Vernon, is inspiring men to become the father and husband they always dreamed they would be, and give people the tools to achieve it. • Laurent Goldstein is the final keynote speaker and brings decades of experience in the field of health and wellness, along with the fact that he re-invented himself at age 55, after losing his business and realizing a lifelong dream of becoming a filmmaker. There will also be a panel discussion after each film, with local experts. Goldstein suggests there are three major things people will take away from Body/Mind Reset: • How the mind and body interact with each other and how much of a role our emotional state plays in our lives.

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Choosing between chemical and physical sunscreen

Once again summer weather is here in Kamloops and we need to protect ourselves against sunburn during hot sunny days. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, more Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer each year than all other cancers combined. We need to protect ourselves from excessive sun exposure which can cause sunburn.We have been using sunscreen for years without much concern. However, a recent study by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration shows that drugs in chemical sunscreen

enters bloodstream after just one day of use. In this article we will talk about how we can take care of ourselves and our families in light of this new study. We should not be surprised about the findings of this new study. Skin is the largest organ in the body and everything that we put on our skin whether makeup, sunscreen or moisturizers will get into the bloodstream sooner or later. There are two types of sunscreen—Physical sunscreen and Chemical Sunscreen. Chemical sunscreen contains organic (carbonbased) compounds, such as oxybenzone, octinoxate, octisalate and avobenzone, which creates a chemical reaction and works by changing UV rays into heat, then releasing that

heat from the skin. The spectrum protection that study finds that these protects against both chemical ingredients can UVA and UVB. enter the bloodstream We know it is best that quickly but we do not yet everything we put on our know if they are harmful skin should contain more to humans. natural ingredients. Sunscreen companies Once again, anything need to do more studies we put on our skin and show that the will go through to chemical ingredients our bloodstream and which end up in the eventually be excreted blood do not cause any into sewage and can adverse outcomes. end up in our rivers and We do know some oceans. studies have shown By comparison, chemicals such as physical sunscreens Oxybenzone have been are safe for our found to damage ocean environments as well. floors and are most Physical sunscreen can common cause of contact leave a white cast on the allergies. skin and this whitening Physical (Mineral) effect depends on the Sunscreen contains amount you apply, titanium dioxide and zinc skin colour and the oxide and are considered brand and formulation. safe and Zinc Oxide is a Individuals with lighter Gold standard. Physical complexion does not sunscreen would deflect show as much and it is and block the sun’s rays more noticeable in dark and provide broadskinned individuals. See “Sprayed Sunscreens” page 23

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Understanding Communication & Behaviour: Thursday, June 6: 1 - 3 p.m. Where: Scotch Creek Community Hall 3852 Squilax-Anglemont Road, Scotch Creek To register: Call Lorna Pawluk at 780-721-2293 Changes in the brain due to Alzheimer’s Disease or another form of dementia often appear to us as changes in the ability to communicate and changes in the person’s behaviour. Caregivers will learn how to understand behaviour as a form of communication and explore strategies for determining what the person with dementia might be trying to communicate, finding ways to decrease the occurrence of behaviours that concern us and respond in supportive ways. Free to attend, donations appreciated. Dementia dialogues: transitions along the journey: Thursday, June 6: 6 - 8:30 p.m. Learn about transitions along the journey if you are caring for someone living with dementia. This facilitated discussion will explore the process of change and how this affects feeling of grief and loss. Hear from other caregivers and learn strategies for coping along the dementia journey. Your voice matters: advocacy tips. Tuesday, June 11: 6 - 8 p.m. Learn about advocating for yourself and the person living with dementia you are caring for. Learn how to communicate successfully to get the best support and care possible for yourself and the person you are caring for. Family caregiver series: Thursday & Friday June 20 & 21 1 - 5 p.m. A dementia education series for people caring for someone living with dementia. Learn more about dementia, communication and behaviour. Share tips for planning the future and self-care for caregivers. Getting to know dementia: Tuesday June 25 6 - 8 p.m. Learn basic information about dementia and support services available. Enhance your knowledge about dementia and learn about the different types of resources available at any stage of the disease. Understanding behaviour & personal planning: Thursday June 27 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Where: The Big Little Science Centre, 655 Holt Street. To register: Call Susan Hammond at 250-554-2572 or email susan@blscs.org. Changes in the brain due to alzheimer’s disease or another dementia often appear to us as changes in the person’s behaviour. Learn how behaviour is a form of responding and explore ways to decrease the occurrence of behaviours that concern us. Learn the importance of early planning, review the documents that need to be considered and look at strategies to ensure the person living with dementia’s wishes are honoured. All other workshops take place at the Alzheimer Resource Centre: 405 - 235 1st Avenue, Kamloops, B.C. To register: Call 250-377-8200 or email info. kamloops@alzheimerbc.org. Pre-registration is required as programs with insufficient registrants will be cancelled. Free to attend: donations accepted.


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KSO announces 2019-2020 season

The Kamloops Symphony is pleased to announce their 20192020 season, described by Music Director Dina Gilbert as “an occasion to celebrate how music enriches our daily lives.” The Noran Masterworks Series will highlight the outstanding quality of the orchestra with delightful symphonies by Beethoven, Brahms, and Mahler, along with exceptional concertos by Clara Schumann, Rodrigo, and Ethyl Smyth. There will also be exciting new works by Canadian composers Jean Ethridge (from nearby Salmon Arm), José Evangelista, and Katia Makdissi-Warren. With the Kelson Group Pops Series audiences

will celebrate Christmas with a Quebecois twist, experience the raw emotion of some of the most well-known and beloved operas, have their passions ignited with the power of music, rock out to a dynamic, powerhouse performance in a tribute to Chicago – the original rock n’ roll band with horns. Throughout the season the KSO will be joined by Canadian musicians of remarkable talent, including violinist Timothy Chooi, guitarist Thierry BéginLamontagne, and pianists Linda Ruan and Jaeden Izuk-Dzurko. The KSO Chorus will be featured in two concerts: An evening at the opera, celebrating the genius of Mozart, Verdi, Rossini and

Puccini, as well as the soulful Luminous Voices with Fauré’s beautiful Requiem. Gilbert says of the coming season, “The musicians of the orchestra and I are eager to share this season of concerts with you, where high artistry will bring electricity to the stage. Be ready to be swept away by the captivating power of music!” Season subscription sales began Monday, May 27. Call the Kamloops Live! Box Office at 250-374-5483 to order your subscription package. For full details about the KSO’s 43rd season, including ticket pricing, go to kamloopssymphony.com.

Register for electric vehicle show Join us for the Electric Vehicle Show! Are you considering switching to an electric car or e-bike? Would you like to learn more about electric vehicles (EVs) from an expert, ask questions, learn about the federal and provincial EV rebate programs, and check out the electric cars and e-bikes of local owners and dealers? How about a chance to win an Opus electric bike valued at $2500? The Kamloops Chapter of the BC Sustainable Energy Association (BCSEA) and the TRU Sustainability Office are partnering to host the Electric Vehicle Show on June 23, 2019. Electric vehicles are becoming a common sight on our roads because: • They are fun to drive • They are less expensive and more convenient to fuel than gasoline vehicles • They require less maintenance and repair • They have good to excellent safety ratings • They are better for the environment

Who: BCSEA members, TRU students and the general public are invited to attend. TRUSU reps will be at the venue to discuss affordable, alternative transportation options for students. Registration: There’s no cost but we ask everyone to register at eventbrite.ca Space is limited to the first 150 people. When: Sunday June 23, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Where: Thompson Rivers University, Campus Activity Centre (CAC) Mountain Room. (Parking is free on weekends.) What: • This event will begin indoors with an EV presentation by Brock Nanson at 10:00 a.m. Brock is an engineer and public speaker who lives in Kamloops, owns two EVs, and has extensive knowledge about electric vehicles. EV dealers and owners will also speak briefly about their EVs. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask your questions. • After the presentations, there will be a complementary barbecue lunch outside and an opportunity to view the EVs in See “Electric Vehicles” page 23

Pyrohy Supper will be held at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 1044 8th Street, on Friday, May 31, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. FMI call 778-362-8666 or 250376-1978. Annual Strawberry Tea - St. Paul’s Cathedral, 360 Nicola Street. On Friday, June 14 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Cost $6. The thrift shop will also be open. Let’s Dance! with the Kamloops Social Club on Saturday, June 15, 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. in the Brock Activity Centre, 1800 Tranquille Rd. Live music by Sleepless Nights. $10 at the door. Open to the public. Celebrate those who ‘started it all’ at the 4th annual Charter Alumni Brunch. June 16, Horticultural Gardens, TRU. All those who attended Thompson Rivers University between 1970 and 2004, when we were known as Cariboo College and the University College of the Cariboo, are welcome to attend. This event is free for Charter

alumni and $15 for guests.If you have photos or memorabilia to share please email alumni@tru.ca or “message” our Facebook page! Register today at https://www.tru.ca/forms/alumni/ events/charterbrunch/ Flower Show and Tea hosted by the Kamloops Garden Club - Saturday, June 22, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Heritage House, 100 Lorne St. (Riverside Park). Enjoy afternoon tea surrounded by an array of beautiful floral displays. Admission by donation includes tea, goodies and free door prizes. The City of Kamloops Rube Band 70th Anniversary Music In The Park Performance - Sunday, August 18, 7:00 p.m. Riverside Park www.kamloopsrubeband.org Burton Cummings Up Close & Alone Tour Monday, October 21, Sagebrush Theatre. Tickets on sale now at the Kamloops Live Box office, by calling 250-374-5483, or on line at www.kamloopslive.ca

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Through Thick and Thin How the Wildfire was a Wake-Up Call to Transform my Life! By Tony Bussey with Mark Griffin Non-fiction, 269 pages. Available through book stores and the TNRD library system In the spring of 2016 Tony Bussey works in the oil business in Fort McMurray, Alberta. He is far from his original home in Newfoundland and many kilometres away from Emma, his young daughter. Residents of Fort McMurray hear of outof-control fires nearby, could even smell smoke, but the community is used to wildfires in northern Alberta. There has never before been a serious problem for the town of 70,000. On Sunday, May 1st , Tony Bussey is on a day off. He is uneasy about the fire, but is confident the water bombers overhead and the firefighters will have things under control soon. However,

danger escalates rapidly when the winds change, blowing the fire into town. Two days later the situation is dire: the order is given to evacuate the town. He is one of the last to leave – he needs to return to his condo to fetch some items he holds dearly – particularly the mementos from his daughter Emily when she was a little one. Even just getting out of town is a challenge as people leave work to rush home to pick up their children, pets, and papers. In the meantime, his daughter, family, and friends are texting him, telling him he has to leave. He procrastinates, barely getting out in

time. “Approximately 75,000 to 80,000 people were trying to leave Fort McMurray that day. It was the largest evacuation in Canadian history.” Unfortunately, after things seem to stabilize, there is a second evacuation, this one involving airlifting people out. The 560 pound Bussey realizes that because his girth requires him to take up two seats in the plane, there is one person who will have to wait anxiously for the next plane, if there is a next plane. Bussey is mortified. The thought occurs to him that someone could die because he is so huge. He vows to end his addiction to junk food

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and to begin a walking program. Immediately! What has he got to to lose? Possibly more than the matter of 350 extra pounds – the equivalent of attaching to his body 7 of the 50 pound water jugs one takes camping. In fact, his life is at stake. Through Thick and Thin is a remarkable story of a decent man courageously facing a significant challenge. The first half of the book is disturbing

to read because he suffers so, physically and emotionally. It is a relief to read beyond the distress. Early on in the book he describes himself as “extremely stubborn.” It is his Newfoundland grit, his faith, and the people in his life that help him in his quest to live a normal life. He radiates joy in the simple things – walking a forest trail, observing pristine lakes nearby, putting on socks. Significantly, he

is delighted to be more than an observer in his daughter’s life. He is finally a participant. Tony Bussey is a humble man. His book is straight-forward and much like a conversation one would have with a trusted friend. Mark Griffin is the co-writer, a “ghostwriter” with much experience. Together they have produced an interesting and helpful book – one that fits well with the honouring of fathers on Father’s Day.


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Outside In by Brian Valli opens June 26 - July 6

Continued from page 3 had attended on and off for years before deciding to participate. “The neatest part is for Kamloops to have the amount of people that they have coming to one

Artwork by Brian Valli

place and all the talent that’s in the area,” said Perry. Lorel Sternig, the Event’s Manager at the Kamloops Arts Council, has been a part

of Art in the Park for over 25 years. “I was a vendor for over 20 years and this will be my 6th year running the event.” Because she has experienced Art in the Park from both sides she is dedicated to making sure it is a successful, positive experience for the vendors, as well as attendees. She is responsible for creating the uplifting ambience, booking engaging entertainment as well as ensuring good traffic flow.

Art in the Park runs in conjunction with the Multicultural Society’s Folk Fest, with 3 performance stages showcasing a vibrant array of dance traditions from all over the world, as well as delectable traditional foods. While Art in the Park is the big focus for the Kamloops Arts Council this month, there is still plenty to see in the gallery. ‘Outside In’ by Brian Valli opens June 25 – July 6th in the main gallery and hallway. This

exhibit showcases a three year journey through art and the amazing progression- mentored by Kelly Tilly Perry at Saturday Morning Art with KCP. Brian’s favourite colour is black and has dominated his previous work. His artwork would almost disappear as he loaded the canvas with black paint. Under the guidance of his instructor, Kelly, he has begun to experiment with colour. Brian is in his 60s and has very deep

roots in the Kamloops community. He has been painting and honing his talent for several years. Three years ago he joined Saturday Morning Art with Kelly Perry at the Old Kamloops Courthouse. Last year, Brian had his first solo exhibition and sold several pieces. The opening reception will be held Tuesday June 25, 1 - 4 p.m. at Old Courthouse Cultural Center.

ICCHA/Wish Fund continues to advocate for Kamloops Cath lab “It is over a decade that we been advocating to bring CARDIAC CARE to the forefront of healthcare at the Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops,” says Al Patel founder of the ICCHA/Wish Fund. Our B.C. government continues to favour Kelowna over Kamloops residents by cutting or neglecting much needed cancer and cardiac services at our Royal Inland Hospital. Kelowna remains the NDP Government’s primary focus when it comes to healthcare expansion within the Thompson Okanagan Region. Lack of healthcare funding in our city, has left our local and surrounding communities personally fundraising to provide this necessary care, as opposed to relying on the essential services commitment of our government funds. Since inception, the ICCHA/Wish Fund has provided a number of medical enhancements as a gift to our community; • A Cancer Education Room • Replacement of 20-years old heart monitors • A portable X-Ray machine • A compassionate room in the Intensive Care Unit • Donation of a NICU incubator • Donation of colonoscope • Donation of a portable ultrasound machine • Donation of Electromyography In addition, the ICCHA/Wish Fund raised over $110,000 for the first Lithotriptor in the interior of BC, a Lithotriptor is used to remove kidney stones. “Why does it take a petition for the government to react?” asks Patel, “Prior to the last provincial election, previous Health Minister, Terry Lake,

agreed only to build a Cardiac Care Unit (CCU). However, Minister Lake said ‘NO’ to a Catheterization Lab (Cath Lab). This now leaves the ICCHA/ Wish Fund struggling to fundraise for this Lab.” Patel goes on to say, “Heart disease is the number one killer in Canada. We need to stop sending these patients, at the most critical point in their lives, by ambulance to Kelowna, post heart attack. Time is of the essence and seconds matter… this can be a life and death journey.” Patel has met with current NDP/ Green Party government’s Health Minister, Honourable Adrian Dix, who did move ahead with the CCU, but no commitment in the foreseeable future for Kamloops first and only Cath Lab. “Why 3 Cath Labs in Kelowna and none planned for in Kamloops?” asks Patel. Since the teleconference in May of 2018, neither the head of Cardiac Services B.C., Dr. Carol Laberge, nor our Heath Minister, has answered a number of questions put forward, as to why Kamloops cannot have the basic services of a Cath Lab here in Kamloops. This is a tertiary hospital servicing a substantial rural and urban population without sufficient critical, live-saving infrastructure. Frustrated, with getting no answers, the ICCHA/Wish Fund has now launched a petition on their website to mobilize the citizens in our community to sign, requesting this government to bring the essential service of a Cath Lab to Kamloops. Patel and the ICCHA Wish Fund are not the only ones in support of a Cath Lab. Both Kamloops area MLA’s Peter Milobar and Todd Stone have stated that “sending patients on a traumatic

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benefit (DB) pension plan. In this plan, all of the risks are born by the plan sponsor given that plans are fully funded. That is the starting point for many in this debate. At the other extreme is a traditional definedcontribution (DC) plan. In this plan, all of the risks are borne by the worker participant. This, again, is a starting point for many in the pension model debate. The authors argue these models should give way to pension plans that facilitate sharing of risks among all willing stakeholders, whether the plan is characterized as DB or DC. With that in mind, the authors explain a new pension paradigm that lies between the Classic DB and Classic DC. “It can be called a Pooled Target DB Pension Plan or it can be called a Collective or Commingled DC plan. That does not matter since these two plans are actuarially equivalent,“ says Eadie. The common ground would include: · Pooling: across multiple employers to reduce risk for plan

sponsors and lower contributions from members; · Target Benefits: to share risks between sponsors and members; · Scale: The optimum asset size would be $1 billion and up. · Independent Management Boards: to ensure good governance. The authors recommend that, going forward, pension debates start at this common ground. That is, the participants in the discussion will start with proposing either a Pooled Target Benefit DB plan or a large Collective DC plan. As well, it is vital that regulation and tax laws allow small and medium-sized employers to join in such collective schemes to extend their benefits to the majority of working Canadians. “Policies encouraging larger collective, pooled pension plans governed by independent management boards are the way forward,” say the authors. “In Canada, such solutions are becoming common in the public sector but need to be encouraged in the private sector.”


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Ducking into spring Submitted by Naomi Birkenhead

Due to Kamloops’ geographical location, its desert-like appearance is in thanks mostly to what is known as the rain shadow effect; essentially mountains inhibit rain producing weather systems from passing and creating a shadow of dryness in their wake. But don’t let this parched landscape deter you on your quest for birds. One of the most over looked species in amateur birding tend to be water fowl, and our little neck of the valley will play host to an assortment that migrate in sooner than our much sought after song birds. At the MacArthur island moat as I like to call it, Mallards are the waddle most common and no one usually looks hard enough to realize the variations swimming about. At the beginning of March, flashes of white can be seen bobbing

in and out of the frigid waters. It is the Golden Eyes and Buffleheads stirring up nutrients. Their sleek black bodies help to keep them hidden from the larger prey circling above. A very beautiful duck often mistaken at first glance, is the Wood Duck, or helmet duck as some will call it, due to the dark green plumage gathered off the back of the male’s head. The American widgeon is also similar in colour, but has a defined white stripe that runs the length of its head and beak. Hooded Merganser, and the American coot also have distinguished white markings allowing for easy identification; the Merganser has large white disk shaped feathers protruding from the sides of its head and longer beak, while the coot is fully black with red eye and stout white beak. If you head up to the newly cultivated bird area beside Dufferin

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The wood duck is one of many to visit the region. Elementary, a Northern Shoveler or Gadwall may honour you with their presence. With the majority of waters warming up, Ruddy ducks and their intriguing blue beaks will start dotting the ponds around McGowan Park and MacArthur Island as well as the elegant swim of the Phalarope. The Killdeer will be joined by more of his shore bird friends such as, Wilson’s Snipe, Greater Yellow

Legs, Sandpipers and long billed Dowichers; they have been spotted out Knutsford’s way, along the marshy edges of Separation Lake. Migratory Birds to keep your eyes open for would be the Sandhill Crane, American Avocet, and Long Tailed duck which have been spotted at times along the flood plains surrounding Tranquille Farms.

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Members of the public, Veterans and their families, are invited to attend a short Memorial Service on June 6th, to mark the 75th Anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. The ceremony will commence at 1100 hours at the Battle Street Cenotaph. Accompanying members of the Legion, the ANAFvets, the Rocky Mountain Rangers, will be two D-Day veterans and their families. Receptions will follow at both the Legion and the ANAvets facilities. This year marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy during the Second World War. Some 14,000 Canadian soldiers came ashore at Juno Beach in occupied France on June 6, 1944—a date now known to history as D-Day. Thousands of Royal Canadian Navy and Royal Canadian Air Force service members also took part in Operation Overlord, as the massive Allied assault was codenamed. D-Day would only be the opening chapter of the Battle of Normandy which raged until late August 1944 and would be a pivotal step in the liberation of Western Europe and the end of the war.

Remembering the facts of D-Day By the spring of 1944, Germany had occupied much of Western Europe for almost four years. With the German and the Soviet Union forces locked in bloody combat on the Eastern Front, the Allies sought to relieve some of the pressure on the Soviets by opening another front in Western Europe and beginning their push to liberate the continent from Nazi rule. Following the failed Dieppe Raid in August 1942, the Allies took the time to carefully plan a massive assault on occupied France. Normandy, a region in the northern part of the country, was chosen as the landing point. In the lead up to D-Day, the Allies leaked false information to German intelligence, leading the enemy to expect the impending assault

would come in the Calais region of France. The Allies also created new amphibious tanks, portable docking facilities and other technological developments such as pipelines designed to carry fuel from England to Normandy under the sea to ensure their forces could land successfully and be properly supplied as they pushed inland. Initially June 5, 1944, was chosen as D-Day, but poor weather forced the Supreme Allied Commander, General Dwight D. Eisenhower, to push the operation to the next day. Prior to dawn on June 6, 1944, Allied paratroopers kicked off the assault by jumping into France to disrupt German communications and capture key positions to limit the arrival of enemy

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reinforcements on the Normandy coast. The Allied D-Day fleet was composed of roughly 7,000 vessels of all types, with combat vessels shelling German positions. Nearly 4,000 Allied bombers and some 3,700 fighter / fighter bombers swept enemy warplanes from the skies over Normandy and attacked beach defences and inland targets. By the end of D-Day, Canadian troops had secured Juno Beach, while American forces had also established themselves at Omaha Beach and Utah Beach. British forces also successfully came ashore, with help from French forces, at Gold Beach and Sword Beach. Source: veterans.gc.ca

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“It was unknowable then, but so much of the progress that would define the 20th century, on both sides of the Atlantic, came down to the battle for a slice of beach only 6 miles long and 2 miles wide.” ~ President Obama in Normandy to mark the 65th anniversary, June 2009

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On June 6, 1944 Canadian Forces played a large part in the invasion of Normandy, turning the tide of the Second World War and contributing to an Allied victory. We gratefully acknowledge the sacrifice of those Veterans who gave their lives, and those still living. We thank you for the freedoms we enjoy today.

Troops of the 9th Canadian Infantry Brigade (Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry Highlanders) going ashore from LCI (L) 299 [Landing Craft Infantry], Bernières-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, 6 June 1944. Photo: Gilbert Alexander Milne/Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada/PA-122765

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We give thanks for the sacrifices of those who stood up for our freedom.

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Submitted by Penny Ouchi Here we are beginning June and things are a jumping at The Seniors’ Community Centre at Desert Gardens, 540 Seymour Street. All our activities welcome new folks to come and join in. Just give us a call at 250-372-5110 if you are unsure of the day and time. June 13th we will be having our BBQ style dinner in honour of all the men for Father’s Day. All our dinners are held at 5:30 p.m. and we ask that you phone ahead of time to book. $15.00 per person. June 27th will be another special day at our Centre as we celebrate the members’ birthdays for the months of April May and June with a full course dinner. Those who have a $15.00 membership and a birthday in one of those months will be treated to dinner as our guest. Again please call ahead of time and register your name (250) 372-5110. Do refer to our calendar and feel free to come down and meet us and join in an activity or breakfast, lunch, coffee/tea. Our cookies and muffins are sure to win your heart. We hope to put some tables out on the patio so you can enjoy the sunshine. Hope to see you soon. Until next time, Happy Father’s Day and enjoy the beautiful sunshine and first day of summer. But, don’t forget to slap on that sunscreen, wear a hat and drink plenty of water.

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Hello June

When I was young, it felt that time could not possibly creep any slower towards June. Each month would drag by and the only thing I looked forward to was the holidays. Now that I’m older, the saying “Time flies” has never felt so apt. There never seems to be enough time. Time for activities, coffee with friends or visits with loved ones. So here is my challenge to you, my lovely readers: Go out and grab time by its coat-tails and do something you have been putting off for ‘another time.’ Go on that daytrip. Say hi to those friends over coffee. Enjoy a visit with family. Make time. If making time for yourself involves relaxing and reading that next great story, then this is your opportunity to achieve that goal. Come on over to the North shore Community Centre’s Used Book Sale and browse the selection of books, DVD, CD and even cassette tapes that will grace our hallways, generously donated by the community. The funds raised from this sale will go towards keeping our prices down for senior activities. Come and join us in making time for socializing and food with our bi-monthly community dinner featuring a pulled pork dinner on Sunday, June 9 made by Tiramisu Lift me Up catering. The cost for the dinner is only $15 and includes dessert with coffee or tea. Tickets

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must be purchased by Friday, June 7 and are available at the North Shore Community Centre front desk at 730 Cottonwood Ave. There will be door prizes, a 50/50 draw and musical entertainment by the talented duo The Late Bloomers. Most of the activities are breaking for the summer. If you have any questions on what will continue through the months of July and August, give the office a call at 250-376-4777 and we will be happy to answer any questions you have. A quick reminder that the North Shore Community Centre will be closed Monday July 1 for Canada Day and will resume activities on Tuesday July 2. Have a happy, safe summer and don’t forget to visit us if you’re in the area. The coffee is always on for friends - ones we have made and ones we have yet to meet. Until next month, I bid you all adieu.

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Emergency preparedness tips for seniors

Natural disasters can strike at any time, and when they do, the damage is often considerable. According to the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, between 2005 and 2014 natural disasters caused $1.4 trillion in damage across the globe, affecting 1.7 billion people along the way. Various preventive measures can protect people and their homes from the potentially devastating impact of natural disasters. For example, some people may be able to decrease property damage by exacting certain measures, such as building homes on stilts, or reducing fuel around homes in the event of an interface forest fire. Another way to prevent tragedy related to natural disasters is to develop an emergency preparedness plan before the next storm strikes. That’s important for everyone, but especially so for seniors, many of whom live with mobility issues that can compromise their ability to escape an emergency situation. In recognition of the potential problems seniors face when natural disasters strike, the American Red Cross offers the following tips to seniors and their families so aging men and women can make it through such situations safe and sound. Make arrangements to contact loved ones. Prior to an emergency, seniors and their support network should make arrangements to make immediate contact once a disaster

strikes. Determine who will make initial contact and how that contact will be made (i.e., via phone, text message, social media, etc.), as well as who will be responsible for providing assistance if necessary. Such a plan lets everyone within the support network know their precise responsibilities, which limits confusion in the sometimes hectic hours and days after disaster strikes. Exchange keys. Make sure everyone in the support network has keys to seniors’ homes. In so doing, support networks are increasing the chances that someone will be able to reach potentially vulnerable seniors if the primary contacts are incapable of doing so. Let others know where emergency supplies are kept. Everyone should have emergency supplies in their homes. Seniors should not take it for granted that such supplies can be easily found if they become incapacitated during a storm. Make sure such information can be easily accessed during a storm by emailing it to your support network and/or posting the information in a convenient location in your home, such as on the refrigerator. Share your evacuation plans. In the wake of recent disasters, many communities that did not previously feel vulnerable to natural disasters have devised evacuation plans for residents. Seniors should share these plans with their support networks. Doing so makes it easier for relatives to find you if you must evacuate your home before help arrives. Share important medical information. Seniors should share medical information, such as healthcare providers and a list of the medications they’re taking. This can make things easier for emergency responders to successfully treat people who become incapacitated during potential disasters.

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Father’s Day

Guys & Gals 3 Exercise 8:30 am Pool/Snooker 1 pm Canasta 1 pm

Bells & Bows 10 am Bingo 1 pm

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Guys & Gals10 Exercise 8:30 am Pool/Snooker 1 pm Canasta 1 pm

Wood 13 11 Guys & Gals12 Bells & Bows Exercise 9 am Carving 9 am 10 am Pool/Snooker 1 pm Drop In Carpet Bingo 1 pm Canasta 1 pm Bowling 10 am Jam Session 7 pm Club Mtg 1 pm

17 Guys & Gals Exercise 8:30 am Pool/Snooker 1 pm Canasta 1 pm

18 Guys & Gals19 Wood 20 Bells & Bows Exercise 9 am Carving 9 am Pool/Snooker 1 pm 10 am Drop In Carpet Canasta 1 pm Bingo 1 pm Bowling 10 am Jam Session 7 pm

Exercise 9am Crib 1pm

24 Guys & Gals Exercise 8:30 am 30 Pool/Snooker 1 pm Canasta 1 pm

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coordinator in case there is still a spot in certain age groups. Members and guests enjoyed a great lunch at the Lotus Inn Restaurant on April 18. Congratulations to those who took home 12 great prize lots in the bucket auction, the candy guess winners, and the shared pot winner. We also thank the generous donors who made the event possible. But the biggest winner was Zone 8 with proceeds going to operational expenses. Remember that the

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Kelowna Games are the only place to try to qualify for the Canada Seniors Games to be held in Kamloops in August, 2020, the first time ever in British Columbia. Discover the exciting details on website: canada55plus.ca The next meeting, Thursday, June 20, 10:00 a.m. at the Chief Louis Centre, Tk’emlups Indian Band, Shuswap Road, is the last before September. Let’s make it a rally to inspire participants to prepare for the Games and build that strength of mind that helps make seniors an impressive force. Last, but not least, this observation: Getting old is easy; having fun at it is the real trick!

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community leaders who make B.C. a better place for people living with dementia. We’re excited to celebrate all they do.” The recipient of the Extraordinary Senior Award will receive his or her award at Seniors Day at the Fair at the PNE on August 22nd, 2019, as well as a VIP day at The Fair at the PNE, including admission and parking for four, dinner for two at Hendricks Resto-Lounge in the Westin Grand Hotel, accommodation at the Westin Grand Hotel and travel to the PNE. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Retirement Concepts and the Alzheimer Society of B.C. to host the second annual Extraordinary Senior Award and acknowledge, those over 65 who make outstanding contributions to our communities,” says PNE President and CEO Shelley Frost. “The Fair at the PNE is so fortunate to be able to host this important event as so many of those who come to the Fair every year are seniors themselves.” Nominees must be over the age of 65 and a resident of British Columbia. The Extraordinary Senior Award will be accepting nominations online across B.C. until July 15. If you know an extraordinary senior who is passionate about a cause or active in the community, you can nominate them at: www. extraordinarysenior.com

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PEARLS 101 by Rita Joan Dozlaw

The countdown to June was on. For her wedding, Dawn planned to revive an old tradition—wear a strand of pearls—so, she set up a consultation appointment with Ray, a gemologist and close family friend. She warned her fiancé, Joe, “You’ll like Ray, but he can be crazy and unpredictable. He’s obsessed with gems and gets his jollies embarrassing people.” The chimes at the door of Ray’s Jewelers played ‘Canon in D’, a classical piece by Pachelbel. It surprised and delighted Dawn; for, she recently selected that music for the organist to play during her wedding procession to the altar. After his warm greeting, Ray opened a glass cabinet, took the unset pearls out and laid them in front of the cuddling, giggling pair. “You’re sure a couple of love-struck young’uns!” His eyes twinkled, “But, you’ll need to get your mind off making out if you’re going to learn anything about these!” Then, he quoted an old cliché, “Into each life some rain must fall.” Joe scratched his blond goatee and asked, “What’s that got to do with anything?” “That’s the big lesson today. We encounter the stuff dreams are made of when we fall in love. But, we encounter storms and rain that must fall… once we marry! Just sayin’. And, you’re right; it has nothing to do with pearls but everything to do with girls!” “Don’t listen to him Joe,” Dawn laughed, “he’s full of baloney.” Ray handed some oddball-shaped beauties to Dawn. “These are gorgeous,” she crooned. “Warm them up in your fist for a minute,” he pointed his thumb at her fiancé, “while I give your young man a lesson on Mother Nature’s gifts.” He handed Joe a strand. “Inside each of these is a foreign speck which irritated the oyster. Mother Nature layered, over the specks, a substance found in mother-ofpearl. Many layers created their beauty.” Ray turned back to Dawn. “Put them in your other hand now, child, and tell me what you feel.” Her eyebrows went up. “They’re warm.” “It’s not necessarily full proof,” he waved his fingers, “but it’s one way to identify the real McCoy from the fakes. Expensive ones, if they’re perfectly round, look like miniature moons. So, Joe, the day your girl wears glowing pearls around her neck she’s like moonlight, beautiful and highly valued by you!” Dawn poked Joe in the elbow. “I love that poetic sentiment.” Ray rolled a cultured gem between his fingers. “A string of these is symbolic. It represents strong connections with loved ones. In marriage, as in a link of pearls, you two are a unit; joined, never to be separated; bonding side by side through life. Get it?” Almost simultaneously, the couple said, “Yes! We do!” “Another thing, immature ones are worthless, whereas, you two are valuable regardless of your immaturity! Well, let’s hope you guys grow up some day,” he teased. These gems thrive in musky environments; but not you two, you thrive on mushy love.” “Right! You sound like a shrink or a poet, Ray,” Dawn teased back. “Are you sure you’re in the right business?” Drawing her hair out of her collar, she

hinted, “How about a demo in front of this mirror here?” “Uh, I’m running short of time, kiddo.” Ignoring him, Dawn glanced through the glass and used her please-pretty-please voice. “May I just try this one strand on, p l e a s e?” “Not today, child; I’ve got an appointment and you’ve got home-study— some education on these things!” ‘Canon in D’ chimed as they said goodbye—with printed info in their hands. Later, dismay wrinkled Joe’s young brow. “I can’t believe he booted us out with pamphlets!” “I know him, Joe. He’s busy, but he’s got our best interest at heart.” The week flew and, confident in their knowledge of cultured varieties, the couple stood in Ray’s doorway appreciating the chimes. Ray acted surprised. “So, you didn’t elope! Welcome back!” Dawn went directly to the case where she’d been smitten by an extraordinary strand on red velvet. Her face dropped and, as though on que, Joe motioned to her to join him at another counter. “Can I help you here?” the jeweler asked. Dawn piped up, “Yes, um, the string I saw last week…” “I’m sorry, I have no look-alikes for that specially-made strand of pearls.” “Oh, gosh. I’m spoiled after seeing their iridescence. I can’t get them off my mind.” With a fatherly pat, Ray patronized her. “I know what you mean, dear.” Winking at Joe, he directed the couple to a tea-table graced with dainty cakes, linen napkins and sparkling goblets. Pulling a chair out for the lady, he apologized, “I’m sorry, but the design strand you idolized was under lock and key—a display item only. But I’ve got to say, child, you sure do have a taste for the finest!” He strolled to the vault and removed a wide velvet red box. He handed it to the future groom. “Your fiancé,” he looked at Dawn, “probably has something old, something blue, something borrowed too… so here’s a something-new wedding gift. Congratulations, dears!” The couple was speechless. “Go ahead, Joe, open it; clasp ‘em around her neck... and remember their meaning.” Joe’s hands trembled. He laid the ravishing strand against Dawn’s throbbing throat and vowed his love. “Honey, thank you for wanting me!” That voice, broken with sincerity, caused the jeweler to blink back the glint of tears in his eyes while Joe, humbled to the core, thanked him for the extraordinary gift. Ray acknowledged Joe’s gratitude with a hug and hand shake. Dawn crumbled as she touched the smooth round objects at her neck. “I’ll cherish these forever,” sobbing, she rushed to Ray and hugged him tightly, “and we’ll cherish your friendship forever, Ray!” The betrothed ones enjoyed the cakes while the jeweler poured champagne. “By the way, Dawn,” he paused for her attention, “from the very beginning that Tahitian strand of beauties had your name on it! The designer’s label reads, A June Dawn.” The soon-to-be June bride broke into tears. Her hands flew up to her mouth to cover her shock. Ray’s always-timely wit broke the spell, “I sure hope, come June,” he smirked, “you don’t turn into some kind of shrew at dawn!” He just had to tease and leave everyone laughing.

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Ashcroft, B.C. 250-453-9861

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BEARS IN THE BARN THE SWIFT CREEK SIX by Trudy Frisk

My smug pride in the wildlife in my yard, meadow-lark at the bird bath, garter snake under the dogwood, was undermined by a letter from my brother. “I’m going to check the barn for bears one more time, and then I’m going to bed,” it concluded. My eyebrows shot skyward. Bears in the barn? How many bears? Why in the barn? If the bears are in the barn, where are the horses? Further information’s arrived. There are six bears, a mother and her two cubs, plus three other bears, about two or three years old. They patrol the barn looking for barley and sweet feed. Which are now in the house. The horses, meanwhile, are in the corral. This probably suits Kenny, the mare. Kenny is an Alberta mustang, from one of the largest wild herds in North America. Until April she’d spent her life on the open range. Kenny’s a lot more used to bears than she is to barns. One evening she walked right up to one of the bears as if whispering, “If you like that barn, you’re welcome to it. I prefer being outside under the tree.” Denali, Kenny’s two month old colt, assumes Mother knows best. Bears, horses and humans seem to have it all worked out. My brother, his partner and their horses live on a section of our original family homestead. These bears, the Swift Creek Six, are the most recent in a long line of bears which have co-existed with people and other animals on our land. During our childhood bears were as much part of ordinary life as watering the horse or milking the cow. We were always aware of them. But the animals we were careful to avoid were the temperamental skunks. My brother continues the family hospitality. He’s had a mother bear and her cubs decide during the salmon run that it was silly to go across his lawn to catch and eat spring salmon in Swift Creek, then walk the whole 400 yards back to the deep woods to rest. Not when there was a handy grove of aspen right beside the house. “Watch for the bears.” was the

motto when I went to visit that summer, and you bet I did. Mother and cubs sheltered in the aspen digesting. Another bear stood beside my brother’s yellow Yamaha, resting its paws on the seat, maybe pondering the possibility of taking to the road. He did think the one which climbed from the porch onto the roof was carrying familiarity too far. A heavy bear might just crash through the roof. As our father used to mutter, he didn’t mind bears around the house, but, when they wanted to come in and watch TV, he drew the line. None of these bears, past or present, are ‘pet’ bears. They aren’t buddy bears, friends or companion animals. The humans who share their habitat don’t talk to them, cajole them or try to turn them into Disney bears. They are totally wild animals who range happens to overlap that of their nearest human and equine neighbours. Each species treats the others with respect and gives them space. There’s never been an ‘inciden.’ A friend insists that’s because the bears know better than to mess up a good thing. We think it’s because our land provides a large diversity of habitat and shelter. Usually it’s not crowded, although - six bears ?? A generation ago most Canadians were familiar with bears. Now, frequently, ‘country people’ have just moved there from centres where the wildest creature was a Pomeranian. Traditional bear territory is being diminished as more people without any knowledge of ursine habits move into it. People and bears come into closer contact and neither one has much room to retreat. Public attitudes seem to divide into two opposite camps, neither one boding well for bears. “Kill it, it looked at me!” is the watchword of Camp A. These folks genuinely believe any wild creature larger than a rabbit is bent on murdering them and their families. Let a gopher, squirrel or marmot glance their way and they yell for a conservation officer to slaughter it. Imagine how much bears frighten them.

They maintain that the only good wild animal is a dead wild animal. If the species goes extinct, well, the world’s that much more peaceful. “To know me is to love me!” is the gleeful cry of Camp B whose attitudes are just as dangerous to the long term survival of bears. Bears, they insist, are not large powerful omnivores; they’re the misunderstood victims of bad publicity. These people honestly feel that if we talk to bear and get to know them any problems can be avoided. They don’t seem to realize that bears, even among themselves, are not sociable creatures. To Camp B adherents bears aren’t wild animals with their own lives and priorities. They’re seen as pals, friends or panaceas for difficult inter-human relationships. It all seems a lot to ask of a bear which has its own ursine obligations. Even dogs have a difficult time living up to these expectations and they’ve had thousands of year’s experience with human foibles. Our family assumes that bears, like other wild creatures, want the same things we all do. Food. Shelter and a safe place to raise the young. Not that the bears have everything their own way. My sister’s part of the family land adjoins our brother’s. To the bears it’s all one. But she’s much less accommodating. She prefers bears to stay away from the house. During the years she ran a plant nursery from her home she kept a gun handy ready to fire a shot in the air to frighten off any bears which might discomfit her customers. Belatedly she realized some customers, misinterpreting the weapon, might be buying more petunias and lilies than they’d intended. “Just give me a dozen more. Heck, we can always find room. We’ll tear down the garage, that’ll make a spot! Any other plants you recommend?” Forced to find another method of bear-proofing her yard she turned, like a good Canadian, to the CBC. What inspiration! While a shot across the bow may temporarily startle a bear, to scare it away and keep it away the CBC is absolutely See “Bears” on page 23

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Babysitting for grandparents Witnessing your children getting older and starting their own lives and families can be bittersweet. Although you may no longer be tucking your children into bed, reading them bedtime stories or bandaging “boo-boos,” when your children have children, the chance to nurture can start anew. Grandchildren are points of light in people’s lives and provide the exuberance and excitement that reminds you of your own youth. Grandparents often are thrilled to be involved in the care and upbringing of their grandkids. Some may also live with their grandchildren to help take some pressures off of adult children. Babysitting is one way

that grandparents can be a frequent fixture in their grandkids’ lives. Conduct a safety audit of your home if grandchildren will be coming over to your place. Chasing after children can be a workout. Be sure you are up for the challenge and have the stamina. The way you parented may not be the same way your own children parent. Be humble and follow their lead with regard to instructions. Many things regarding childcare have changed in the last 20 years, including safety laws and guidelines. Be sure you are up to date on these changes. And if you aren’t certain about something, ask. And then enjoy.

Electric vehicles Continued from page 9

the Campus Commons adjacent to the Campus Activity Centre. You will also get to chat with the dealers and owners and do test-drives. Please note that the event includes only plug-in electric vehicles, not hybrids.

bringing their e-bikes for the event. Cost: Free! Registration includes a free barbecue lunch. Please bring your own water bottle. Free Draw for an Electric Bike: Those in attendance will have the chance to win an electric bike. The draw will be at 12:00 noon.

Spray sunscreens

Continued from page 8 There are newer formulations on the market that minimize the discoloration. Another helpful hint for those that wear makeup is to let your physical sunscreen fully sink in before applying makeup. Physical sunscreens that are applied on the skin are considered better as opposed to those that are sprayed on the skin. Sprayed physical sunscreens are usually very small particles and can get into the bloodstream easily. Generally speaking, sprayed physical and chemical sunscreen are convenient to use but they have been made into Nanoparticles (small-particles) and they get into the bloodstream faster. All of this can be a bit confusing and let’s make it simple. First, concentrate on long sleeved, light clothing, wide-brimmed hats, sunglasses and put lotion or cream base physical sunscreen on exposed skin. Seek shade, especially between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. when the sun is at its hottest, and whenever your shadow is shorter than you. Remember you can choose chemical sunscreen if you prefer since we do not know if it causes adverse reactions or not. Keep in mind, physical sunscreen is considered safe for both humans and environments. Have great and safe summer.

Whatever happened to obituaries Also, remember when you used to see ‘Notice to Creditors’ announcements in the paper? They’re not legally required either, according to my research. Considering how much debt we’re in, I’m guessing the papers would be full of these notices if they were mandatory! A lot of people – There seem to be two especially young main components of people – aren’t reading most obituaries: they newspapers anymore. tell a short story about They might spend a Murray and they let moment reading the the reader know where online version, but it and when his service seems that newsprint will take place. Given appeals mainly to that many people are the older folks. I’d not planning to hold count myself a part a formal service – of that category, as preferring instead to I prefer turning the have a more intimate page to clicking a gathering of family mouse. Although and a few friends circulation of printed (sometimes referred newspapers seems to to as a Celebration of be on the decline, many Life) – it seems that newspaper publishers fewer people feel the have told me that need to let the broader the Obituary section community know about remains one of the Murray. I’d estimate most popular sections. that less than one in Many readers have five families place an commented that they obituary in the paper turn to the Obituary these days. section first, just to be There may be another sure they’re not in it! reason why people Over the years I’ve seem to be turning received numerous away from placing an questions about obituary, the cost. It obituaries. Some was before my time, people wonder if it but many older folks is mandatory to put say that obituaries used an obituary in the to appear in the paper for free. They’re not paper. No, it isn’t.

The fleet (brought by local dealers and EV owners): Chevy Bolt, Hyundai Kona, Hyundai Ioniq, Kia Sol, Nissan Leaf, Smart For Two Electric Drive and several privately-owned plug-in electric vehicles including Tesla S and Tesla 3. Local bike shops and e-bike owners will also be

free anymore. In fact, costs have skyrocketed in the past few years, as newspapers struggle to stay alive. As recently as a few years ago, obituaries in small towns used to cost $75, almost regardless of the number of words. Nowadays, many small town papers seem to charge at least three or four times that much. As a result, many people are deciding to use other means to let people know about Murray. One such means is Facebook. Facebook is like a universal ‘party line’, the way our telephones used to be. Remember how news and gossip would travel like wildfire as people eavesdropped their neighbours’ phone conversations? Nowadays, thanks to social media, if Murray dies at 9:00 a.m., you can almost bet that 150 people (perhaps 10,500 people) will learn about it by 9:05. It makes the party line seem quite primitive, doesn’t it? Some people write their own obituary, in advance. Maybe that makes sense, as no one knows you like you do. If you decide to write your own, and you want to have a second set of eyeballs look it over, feel free to bring it by!

BEARS

Continued from page 22 unequalled. Visitors may be confused to find radios blaring Rex Murphy and Radio Canada International festooning crab apple trees like Salvador Dali watches, but, it works. Bears, forced to choose between Canadian culture and the peace of the forest are keeping their distance. Reluctantly, my brother’s taking steps to protect the barley in the barn. At last report the Swift Creek Six, enticed by wild berries, had moved on. If they return in the fall, writes my brother’s partner, “We’re ready for them. We have a street lamp between the house and the barn. “ “Hopefully”, she adds, “it will attract bats to eat the bugs as well as keeping the bears away from the barn.” That’s summer on Swift Creek.

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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: June 5 - A&W Valleyview, June 12 -KSRA Meeting at Valleyview Hall, June 19 - A&W Northshore, June 26 - A&W Valleyview, July 3 - 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, snowshoeing, X-country skiing & other social get-togethers proposed by members. Potlucks: 3rd Tuesday/month @ 6pm; Meetings & Social: 1st Wed/month @ 7 p.m.,

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 250-851-9760. Multiple Myeloma Support Group for Kamloops and Region. Meetings will be scheduled at the Kamloops Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre once an agenda is in place for a meeting and/ or a speaker have been arranged. If you are interested, please contact one of the following people and provide us with your email address (or phone number) and we will notify you of future meetings. Bob T.: ridgerunner@telus. net 250-376-3292; Anne E. akevenrude@shaw. ca 250-372-8077; Bob H. rhamaguchi@shaw.ca 250-374-6754. The Afternoon Auxiliary to RIH Thrift Seller is open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Located at 146 Victoria St. We welcome you to come shop, donate or volunteer. Alzheimer Caregiver and Early Support Stage groups meets the second Thursday of the month, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and the fourth Thursday of the month, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Alzheimer Society Resource Centre, 405, 235 – 1st Ave. For more information please contact Tara Hildebrand, support and education coordinator Alzheimer Society of B.C. at 250-377-8200. 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 at 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 250573-4632. 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


June 2019 fun is something we did all the time, why change with age? FMI call 250-3723965. 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 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: 250-579-5707 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 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. The Kamloops Tai Chi Club is a member–driven non profit group. We meet Tuesday evenings, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 1136 6thAve. Experience the benefits of tai chi and qigong: increased flexibility, balance and agility. To join our class, email: kamloopstaichi@ gmail.com North Kamloops Elks, #102-1121-12th St. 250376-2924. 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. 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. The Connector would like to feature your group! Please send a photo and a short write up describing the activities of your group to editor@connectornews. ca. Submissions will be published as space permits. Changes to your regular listing should also be emailed to editor@connectornews. ca and again, listings are published space permitting. If your listing doesn’t appear one month we will do our best to cycle it back in the next.

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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 (except July) at Southwest Community Church, corner of Summit and Hugh Allen Drives (go south on the 5A). FMI 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 ‘unplugging’ 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 250-372-3020. 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

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We were almost to the waterfall. After hiking for about 30 minutes, enjoying the early spring wildflowers, the flowing creek to our right and stunning cliffs to our left, we were nearly to the waterfall that lies at the end of the Naramata Creek Falls trail. We had a goal. We were on a mission. In July, Wild Church will be part of a week of programming at Naramata Centre. We will offer a week of Wild Church and Wild Pilgrimage experiences based on the story of creation, and this day we were scouting the trail as a potential summer afternoon pilgrimage. We had arrived at the necessary creek crossing. No bridge. Just rocks, a well positioned log, and a hard flowing and

high creek, which made crossing impossible. So we turned back and enjoyed a reverse view of the beauty around us. We stopped to watch six vultures circling above us, floating through the sky. We found a quiet spot back near the beginning of the trail and sat in stillness, watching birds enjoy a morning bath in the water, listening to the magical sound of water dancing over rocks on its way to the lake. And we decided the creek would likely be much lower and easier to traverse in late July, making the crossing – and the pilgrimage – possible. I am learning to live in the moment. To pay attention to what is going on in the space I occupy at any given moment. I had great hopes of seeing the waterfall in all its spring glory, but it didn’t happen. Instead I saw magnificent wildflowers: false Solomon’s seal, the most magnificent cluster of bright yellow dandelions, the delicate white blossoms on an unidentified tree, and the largest bunch of tiny yellow bell-shaped blooms of the Oregon grape I’ve ever seen.

We didn’t get where we wanted to go. This time. Sometimes life does that. The goal is there. Nearly in sight. Just a few steps away, but we are blocked. An obstacle emerges that keeps us from getting “there” – wherever there is: the next job, a new relationship, the restoration of a broken relationship, a health breakthrough, or any number of “theres.” Maybe that obstacle will prove to be temporary or maybe it will be long lasting. Our creek offers proof that conditions change daily. Shortly after our hike the creek rose even higher and washed out the bridge we had crossed near the beginning of our hike, flooding the quiet spot we had enjoyed along its banks. Psalm 121 speaks to me in my Kamloops existence: I lift my eyes to the hills – from where will my help come? My help comes from the Holy One – the One who made heaven and earth…the Holy One will keep you, will keep your life. Creation holds all the wisdom of the Creator. We can look to the hills, to the rising creek waters,

to the soaring vultures, to the wild flowers, to the bathing birds and see that wisdom revealed. It requires that we pause, live in the moment, pay attention and consider what the lesson might be, what encouragement is being offered, what hope is being revealed. On that day in Naramata last month, we were able to celebrate so much beauty offered to us in big and small ways. And we live in the hope that the unreachable waterfall will be accessible to us next time we venture that way. Rev LeAnn Blackert is in ministry with the new Wild Church in Kamloops (wildchurchbc.org). She loves long walks through local parks, connecting with others in the natural world, and the wild hills that surround Kamloops, as well as her partner and their two cats. She moved to Canada from California ten years ago and still speaks with a slight twang and spells words the American way. It is only thanks to good editing that this column is not entitled “Coloring Outside the Lines.”

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MAKE-A-WISH BC & YUKON -Foam Fest 2019 Volunteers – Volunteers are needed for Foam Fest 2019. Volunteers will be stationed at the bag check. There are two shift options 6:30/7 a.m. to 12 p.m. or from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION – Event Volunteers – Volunteers will work in partnership with the Ride Don’t Hide Manager to plan, organize, and attend the Ride Don’t Hide Event. ARTHRITIS SOCIETY OF BC – Walk for Arthritis – The Arthritis Society of BC is look for volunteers for the Walk for Arthritis on June 1st. Duties include volunteer check in, set-up, t-shirt distribution, coffee/snack/ pizza hosts, participant experience, route marshals and more. CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION – Volunteers Driver – The Volunteer Driver is responsible for picking up and transporting community donations. Must be 18+ to volunteer with a valid driver license and clear criminal record. SIMPLY THE BEST THRIFT STORE – Cashier/Sorter/ Floor – Volunteers are needed to sort and organize donations, use the cash register, and provide

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DIABETES CANADA – Diabetes Information Table Volunteers - Volunteers will sit at the information table at North Hills Mall are needed to talk to people diagnosed with diabetes, give out information and collect data. 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. KAMLOOPS & DISTRICT CRIME STOPPERS – Various volunteer opportunities – Volunteers are needed to sell tickets at the car raffle or as the mascot “Anonymoose.” FOR THESE AND MANY OTHER POSITIONS PLEASE APPLY ONLINE AT: www. volunteerkamloops.org | 250372-8313 We are a non-profit charity supporting community volunteering. Volunteer Kamloops acknowledges the support of the Province of British Columbia and the Interior Health Authority


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Enjoyable ways to spend Father’s Day 2019 Guide to Paying Your Property Taxes & Claiming Your Home Owner Grant PROPERTY TAXES & HOME OWNER GRANTS ARE DUE JULY 2. 10% penalty for late payment of taxes or HOG applications.

Many dads and father figures will attest that Father’s Day is special because they get to spend it with their families. While the gifts might be nice, it’s the time together that dads truly cherish. Family members who want to make Father’s Day extra special this year may want to put extra effort into customizing Father’s Day fun rather than shopping for gifts. So what equates to a fun-filled and enjoyable day for fathers? That all depends on Dad’s interests. While no two fathers are the same, there are some universal ideas that can make for a

memorable Father’s Day. Rest and relaxation Fathers do a lot for their families, and many fathers have hectic daily schedules. Come Father’s Day, Dad may just desire a day when he’s not called on to do anything. Provide this for him by removing many of the responsibilities that can bog your father down. This includes chores that may be tackled on Sundays or even responsibilities that Mom often relies on him to tackle. Special dinner On this special day, Dad may deserve a

dinner that stands apart from more routine family meals. A specially cooked meal that the entire family prepares together or a reservation at a favorite restaurant will no doubt bring a smile to Dad’s face. Make sure that the meal includes his favorite foods. Favourite activity Plan the day around an activity that Dad enjoys. If he’s an avid fisherman, this could mean taking the rods out and spending a few hours seeing what’s biting. Or it may involve attending a ballgame, watching his favorite movie or playing a few rounds of golf.

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You have difficulty understanding conversation within a group of people. n YES n NO You avoid group meetings, social occasions, public facilities or family gatherings where listening may be difficult. n YES n NO You have trouble hearing in restaurants, concert halls, houses of worship or other public places — Especially where sound sources are at a distance from you. n YES n NO You have difficulty understanding what’s being said, unless you are facing the speaker. n YES n NO If you answered “yes” to at least two of these questions, you may have hearing loss and need to have your hearing tested.

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