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Canada Day celebrations:

Small makes big impact by Moneca Jantzen

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Henry Small has had a huge influence on how we celebrate Canada Day in Kamloops each year. Several decades ago he amalgamated Art in the Park and the multicultural celebrations and eventually added Music in the Park to the mix.

For anyone that has lived in Kamloops for the last several decades you will remember that there was one magical year where Canada Day was transformed into a close approximation of how we celebrate it every year now. Considering how logical it all seems in retrospect, Henry Small recalls a time when it was a struggle to make the changes he envisioned. The Kamloops Arts Council’s Art in the Park event used to be held on Mother’s Day and the Multicultural Association held their festivities on yet another day. “It was difficult at the beginning. They were two separate events and the two organizations didn’t want to combine them, but 30,000 people showed up that first year,” said Small. Small experienced the patriotic fervor of Independence Day growing up in the United States. Given the love he has for his adopted country of Canada, it is not surprising that he would want to bring some

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of that same energy to how we celebrate our national birthday. Small had an annual contract working with the Kamloops Arts Council for about eight years back in the 90s and during that time he succeeded in transforming our Canada Day event. Not only did he combine Art in the Park with the multicultural festivities, he, along with Fred Oakley of Kamloops Tourism and City of Kamloops Parks and Recreation, spearheaded Music in the Park which launches each year on Canada Day. “We had a shoestring budget of $16,000 that first year to bring music to the park every evening all summer,” said Small. Fortunately, the City of Kamloops and early sponsors such as the British Columbia Lottery Corporation recognized the value of the program and it continues to this day and remains hugely popular. Small first came to Canada in 1969 as a young musician and was based out of Calgary for

10 years followed by time in London, England and Los Angeles. Somewhere along the way he met a girl who happened to be from Kamloops and eventually they married and this became home. “One of the proudest days of my life was becoming a Canadian citizen,” said Small, a milestone reached in 1986. The legendary musician and morning radio personality has always felt that Canada has been receptive to him and his work so it was easy to feel at home here. Most of what Small does is informed by his passion for music. Whether making it himself, producing or promoting others, music is the common denominator but so is his love of community. Our community has been the lucky beneficiary of Small’s vision and passion three decades ago and we look forward to celebrating once more this Monday. Happy Canada Day 2019! Be safe and have fun!

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Rivertown Players acting up this summer Submitted by Terri Hadwin, Executive Director, Kamloops Arts Council

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Rivertown Players performers for this season are Des Geddes, Brendan Law and Jane Harestad. School is out for summer and the kids are ready to rock and roll and cause a general ruckus. Parents are on the hunt for engaging activities to entertain their li’l rascals. The Rivertown Players are back for another season and are always a hit with young families. Kids love their high energy; interactive performances

and parents love getting the kids outdoors and having fun with other kids and parents. It is a truly excellent activity offered to families in Kamloops and Sun Peaks free of charge. This year’s performers are Des Geddes, Jane Harestad and Brendan Law. Des is returning for her second season with the

Rivertown Players. “Last year was awesome. That’s why I came back,” said Geddes who is in her 2nd year in theatre at TRU. Rivertown Players was her first paid gig as an actor. This gave her the confidence to work with the Freudian Slip Improv group. Law is also a regular cast member of the Freudian Slips as well as Project X and Chimera Theatre. He will be heading to Vancouver this fall to study at the nationally recognized, Studio 58. Harestad is in her final year at TRU. This is her first year with the Rivertown Players. She has done tech work with Western Canada Theatre and is a Stage 1 Alumni. She hopes to get into voice work for video games and animation. “I’m most comfortable with voice work as I don’t always know what to do with my body, and it’s a lot of fun,” said Harestad. Working with the Rivertown Players under the guidance of their mentor, Dusan Magdolen from Project X, will give her an opportunity to grow as a stage performer. The Players also have hands on training from other skilled artists that teach them skills like creative puppet making and puppetry, audience engagement, See “Great opportunity” on p. 27

Conservatives reveal environmental platform Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer. A Real Plan to Protect Our Environment is a balanced approach to reduce our emissions at home, conserve and protect our air, land, water and wildlife, and fight climate change abroad. It’s built on three key principles: As of late there has been a lot of discussion regarding protecting the environment, with each political party presenting a different game plan. I’m pleased to announce that A Real Plan to Protect Our Environment was presented recently by

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Three keys to estate planning

When people hear the words “estate planning,” they often assume it’s an activity only for retirees or near-retirees, but if you have a family, it’s never too soon to create your estate plan. Estate planning can seem like a daunting task, but you’ll find it easier to handle if you break it down into three key areas: distributing your assets, protecting your family and reducing taxes. Let’s look at each of these topics: Distributing your assets - It is essential that you let your family know just how you’d like to see your assets distributed, and to whom. At the very least, you’ll need a will. If you were to die without one, your province of residence could end up distributing your resources; and it might do so in a way you wouldn’t have wanted. Simply having a will may not be sufficient. Many people make use

of testamentary trusts, which provide them with more flexibility in distributing assets — for example, you could direct your trust to disperse assets to children or grandchildren at specific ages — these trusts may also be able to reduce the overall taxes paid by heirs. Protecting your family - Estate planning isn’t just about dollars and cents — it also involves taking the necessary steps to preserve the welfare of your family if you are not around or become incapacitated. Consequently, you’ll need to name a guardian for your minor children someone who can step in and raise them should anything happen to you and your spouse. And when your children are adults, you’ll want to help them with decisions that could prove agonizing. For example, by creating a living will, you can state whether you want your life prolonged if you ever face a terminal illness or catastrophic brain injury and are no longer able to make decisions for yourself. Please note, the enforceability of a living will can vary by province. By drawing up a power of attorney for personal care you can name someone to make health care choices

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payable on death. This is especially helpful if there are illiquid or sentimental assets that will have a significant tax liability that your heirs can’t or won’t sell to cover the tax bill. Estate planning can be a complex process, so you’ll want to consult with your financial, tax and legal advisors. It will take time and effort, but it’s worth it to leave the type of legacy you desire. Edward Jones, its associates and financial advisors are not estate planners and cannot provide tax or legal advice. Please consult your attorney or qualified tax advisor regarding your situation. Insurance and annuities are offered by Edward Jones Insurance Agency (except in Quebec). In Quebec, insurance and annuities are offered by Edward Jones Insurance Agency (Quebec) Inc. Member – Canadian Investor Protection Fund.

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two losses are alike. As such, insurance policies need to consider every variation of injury or loss and so they can be hard to understand and use unfamiliar language. A personal injury lawyers’ job is to find out what insurance policies are available to you and explain how they apply to your unique injuries and losses. They can help you navigate the paperwork to commence a claim and access recovery benefits. They can communicate with the insurance adjusters on your behalf and explain the various steps in the process to you. They can investigate and gather medical evidence to prove your injuries and losses and help you negotiate your compensation. Following an accident,

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The Kamloops Food Policy Council:

A great place for a summer practicum

In order to complete a bachelor’s degree in social work, a student must amass a certain amount of practicum hours.While many of my peers were placed in government agencies for their final practicum, I was placed at the Kamloops Food Policy Council (KFPC). I will admit that I was a little apprehensive at first, concerned that I might not gain the necessary skills to enter the field. However, in the past couple months with the KFPC I have learned that the organization’s values are consistent with social work standards of practice (noted with

italics throughout the column) and that the KFPC has made a remarkable contribution to the community of Kamloops. The history of the KFPC is full of examples that illustrate this organization’s commitment to social justice. Since 1995, the KFPC has been involved in developing pillars in Kamloops’ food security system such as the Kamloops FoodShare and the GardenGate Horticulture Program. They were also involved in creating the Community Kitchens and Community Garden programs which are

By Catherine Bowen, KFPC Social Work Practicum Student currently run by Interior Community Services. These programs offer affordable ways to eat healthy food and gain new connections in the community. Currently, the organization aims to promote immediate food security with services such as the Gleaning Abundance Program which focuses on harvesting and redistributing unused fresh produce. As well, long term social change is addressed by the KFPC by initiatives such as the Nourish event,

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Photo submitted which united community members to plan actions to address Indigenous food sovereignty and poverty. Additionally, the KFPC office is located within the same building as Interior Community Services’ Mount Paul Community Food Centre, which had its grand opening in early June. The Food Centre’s goal is to provide a space for people to gain access to healthy food, kitchen and gardening skills, and new connections in the community. Everyone is welcome to take part in the free programs that occur at the Food Centre, which is absolutely bustling with people who embody the value of respect for the inherent dignity and worth of all humans. In May, the Kamloops’ Farm to School Spring Celebration was held in the Community Food Centre. Around 100 grade

5 and 6 students came from 13 different schools associated with the Farm to School program. They participated in handson activities that aimed to increase knowledge around food security and food waste reduction. Between the organizers of the event and the community partners who hosted the educational booths, everyone involved demonstrated great competence. The KFPC had two booths – one that gave students a chance to use the KFPC’s seed winnower to clean bean seeds while the other allowed the students to feed chickens food scraps to demonstrate the use of chickens for holistic garden health. Five of the chickens will be staying at the Food Centre all summer for future educational purposes. I am truly grateful for my placement with the KFPC. Having a

healthy community starts with access to culturally appropriate and nutritious food for every member of the community, regardless of their income or cultural background. The undertakings that I have witnessed during my time here has renewed my faith that change is possible in a community like Kamloops, and that it involves a lot of commitment to working together. Interested in food security and the KFPC? Come take part in a network meeting, with legendary potluck, on the first Wednesday of every month, or the Annual General Meeting on August 7th. Meetings are located at the Mount Paul Community Food Centre at 140 Laburnum Street from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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To be or not to be

I’m often asked the question “Is it important to be organized?” My response is “How does it feel to be disorganized?” Disorganization can create issues in everything we do. It does not matter if it’s at home, work or merely socializing disorganization can make a simple task into one of frustration and anger. Many of us have had the best intentions to

get to a function on time only to be late yet again because an article of clothing could not be located, the directions were not obtained or you couldn’t find the car keys. When we work with clients that pose Chronic Disorganization or Hoarding tendencies we always take a peek into their home life first. Chances are if the home life is disorganized or chaotic so will be all aspects of their lives. In my opinion, the best way to tackle clutter is on the home front first and it is the best way to get the whole family on track too. We have very good success rates from clients that de-clutter their homes first and then tackle the professional setting because they acquire a sense of motivation and can put

into practice their new found skill set. If it is done in reverse you might become frustrated because even though your work space is nice and organized, your home space is a place of disarray. Many people spend their lives helping others but it is my job many times to tell them to stop and take some valuable time to create organization in their own lives. To spend the time to get your life in order now will make the road forward feel so much lighter. Do you have a topic that you would like Shawn to write about? Please email him at Shawn@ everythingorganized.net

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options out there to fit you and your home. For example: Cellular shades, also known as honey comb shades, are great for insulation and energy efficiency; Roman shades give the rich impression of drapery but also have the functionality of shades with opening and closing easily; Roller shades are simple and come in various fabrics and last but certainly not least, faux wood blinds can be a great value for an uncomplicated look.  Window coverings also have multiple benefits:

various colour options; compatible with most rooms; touch-less and cordless options (family friendly!) and top downbottom up features which help maintain privacy while letting light come in. Whatever feature and benefit works best for you, there is a window covering out there to meet your needs! If you have any questions and are interested in window coverings, stop by Nufloors and I would be happy to help! Happy Canada Day everyone!

Free Caregiver Workshops at Hospice There are over 1 million family caregivers in British Columbia and 92 percent of these caregivers report this experience as being rewarding. A great deal of the family caregivers are caring for someone with a life-limiting illness. When individuals are nearing the end-of-life, we frequently see a significant amount of the caregiving being done by the family and friends. Families are often providing this care without a lot of supportive training. They may have questions such as: Why isn’t my loved one eating or drinking? How can I help my loved one be more comfortable if they are experiencing pain? What can I expect in my loved one’s final days? At Kamloops Hospice Association we recognize the value in providing family caregivers with additional support and education; this knowledge gives caregivers increased confidence in caring for their loved one. We have developed a new program, Caregiver Workshops, which we will offer to our community at no charge. These sessions will provide family caregivers with information, tools, tips and techniques to provide care and comfort to their loved ones. The weekly 1.5 hour workshops are held on Mondays at 3 p.m. in the new Cooper Community Resources Centre at Kamloops Hospice, 72 Whiteshield Cres S. Call us for questions or to register at 250-372-1336 or email Allison@ kamloopshospice.com Visit our website for other programs available, including, Public Speaker Sessions, Relaxation Workshops, Grief Support and Advance Care Planning at kamloopshospice.com.

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Virgil Lysgaard jack of all trades

by Dick Parkes, Vintage Car Club of Canada, Kamloops Chapter Virgil Lysgaard is another of our farm boys, born March 31, 1940 to parents of Norwegian descent in Macklin, Saskatchewan, the closest town to their farm that had a hospital. His next 18 years were spent on the farm, going to school in Evasham before moving to Vancouver in 1958 to live with an aunt and uncle. There he attended grade 12 at Vancouver Tech and grade 13 at King Edward High. Back in 1953 his family moved to a farm in Alberta and Virg’s first interest in cars was tweaked when a neighbour gave him a worn-out 1928 Model A Ford coupe that had been abandoned back in the bush. He and his brother towed it home with a tractor, eventually got it running again (learning a few things in the process) and spent many hours driving it around the back roads in the area. In 1960, Virg began apprenticing in a machine shop in Vancouver and started noticing some interesting

cars in the area. One day he spotted a 1948 Packard 8 convertible for sale on a car lot for the princely sum of $175. He borrowed the money and got the car home and began some repairs. When it failed the Vancouver safety check (the brakes were pulling to one side), he discovered that the brake wheel cylinders were not matching and although it was difficult to obtain Packard parts, he got it resolved and was up and running. It seems that Virg was developing a taste for big American cars as his next find was a 1956 Cadillac Eldorado with a price tag of $1700, so the Packard was traded in on this showboat. This car, however, had factory dual four-barrel carburetors and although gas was cheap back then, it still consumed it at a ferocious rate and before it was paid off, the Caddy was traded in on a 1960 Lincoln fourdoor hardtop, one of the biggest cars ever made. Virg drove the Lincoln

Above is an orange, black and white 1956 Packard Caribbean 2-door hardtop that Virgil restored and then sold a few years ago. Below is Virgil standing next to a 1983 Cadillac Fleetwood. for several years but it’s biggest problem was that it leaked, not a good thing in the Vancouver climate. When Virg finished his apprenticeship he became a journeyman at V.M. Dafoe Limited, a small shop specializing in boats. He worked in the machine shop, mostly on boat propellers, but when

things slowed down there he moved to a tool and die shop making moulds for plastic parts and now driving a 1959 Chevrolet pickup. The next big car to catch Virg’s eye was a 1958 Lincoln Continental Mk. III convertible, costing him only $400, and this car served him well for a few more years until the reverse gear

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packed it in. His next major life moves were getting married and buying a large run-down house in the Grandview area and obtaining his next car, a Citroen DS 21 sedan, formerly owned by a French diplomat. Virg’s wife had an uncle in Creston who owned a service station and was retiring, so in 1974 they sold out in Vancouver and moved to that community to become the new owners. On the way, Virg was driving the moving van and his wife drove the Citroen until it broke down and they left it at a service station, never to be seen again. Their gas station business became a disaster as Esso pulled their dealership and they could not make a go of it as an independent dealer. In 1976, Virg made a chance trip to Kamloops to visit a friend at Heffley Lake and while there he overheard a telephone conversation that Mansini Steel needed someone for a month, and the next day Virg went into their shop, was hired and stayed there for 30 years, wearing out a lathe in the process. His tenure there entailed

working on logging skidders and drilling machinery, requiring totally different skills than he had previously acquired. When Virg permanently moved to Kamloops, he split up with his wife and she stayed in Creston. He then began building a house in Cherry Creek but when he was unable to renew his mortgage, the house was sold unfinished and Virg then bought 20 acres at Pinantan Lake where he built a small house and began collecting cars. At one time there were over 20 cars on the property and we started to become familiar with him when he joined the Vintage Car Club in 1986. In the ensuing years Virg has been an active participant, organizing tours, showing his vehicles in mall shows, working on the Club’s Austin ambulance restoration project and always present at our swap meets. He has also been an invaluable asset to many members, machining unobtainable parts for their restorations. A few years ago Virg sold the Pinantan Lake property and moved closer to town and reduced his car collection to about 10 vehicles. Currently in his stable he has two very rare Citroen SMs, a 1970 Citroen DS 21 sedan, a 1924 Ford Model T coupe, a Mercedes coupe, an Indian motorcycle, a 1954 Packard hardtop and numerous Cadillacs. Like many of our VCCC members, Virg has other interests including sailing and inventing things. He has obtained a patent for an ingenious little clip for holding up Christmas lights (selling thousands of them) as well as another patent for a board game called “KGB.” He has also dabbled with installing an electric motor from a Vancouver trolley bus into a Ford pickup, attempted building a very weird gas engine and experimented with skis that could travel down the road, without snow. Last year, at 78 years of age, Virg married Anne Mitchell and continues to work on the restoration of his 1954 Packard hardtop, which just shows that you’re never too old to keep going, just like our vintage cars.


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Mosquito season solutions

Mosquito bites can range from itchy skin to an allergic reaction or acquisition of deadly diseases. Female mosquitoes pierce the skin and feed on the blood with their mouthpiece and this is in addition to plant nectar and water they need to survive. Male mosquitoes don’t bite humans. Female mosquitoes require protein and iron from the blood to make eggs for reproduction. While they are siphoning the blood, they inject saliva into our body. Their saliva contains protein and our immune system reacts to it and causes an allergic reaction and results in an itch and bump. In theory, more bites can desensitize you and therefore get less reaction. This is why children often get a stronger reaction than adults. However, you need

a lot of bites and it is not recommended to be used as a relief mechanism. Males usually live for about a week, while females can live for a few months. Mosquitoes live in grass and bushes and standing water is used for a breeding ground. We can take several measures to protect ourselves and lessen the mosquito bites. Clean neglected birdbaths, clogged rain gutters, storm drains, pools, ponds, and other bodies of water that aren’t flowing. Cut and trim tall grass and bushes.  Mosquitoes are most active, dusk to dawn and if possible we can avoid outdoor activities during this time of the day. We can apply DEET,  Icaridin (also called picaridin), oil of lemon, eucalyptus and citronella directly on the skin and clothing. DEET offers longer lasting protection to repel both ticks and mosquitoes. These repellents should be applied outside away from food and avoid mouth and hands. Always use according to package directions. Permethrin is a synthetic insecticide that can be used as a spray on clothing or infused directly into clothing however is not widely available in Canada. Some sporting goods stores

sell clothing pretreated with permethrin. We do not use Permethrin directly on the skin. Loosely fitted clothing, long sleeves and pants that are light color can reduce the number of bites. Some individuals have severe reactions to mosquito bites (skeeter syndrome). Take a nondrowsy, nonprescription antihistamine when you know you’ll be exposed to mosquitoes. Shower with mild soap after exertion which can cause sweat, heavy breathing and odor that can attract mosquitoes through lactic acid and carbon dioxide. Physical barriers such as mosquito netting and screen can help to have less contact with mosquitoes. You can buy Lidocaine and hydrocortison and mix it together 50:50 and you will have a magic bug cream that is very effective to get rid of the itch, redness and bumps. You can also use Calamine lotion, hydrocortisone cream, After Bite (baking soda and ammonia), your own baking soda paste, cool compress and topical and oral antihistamine for stronger reactions to the bites.Please see a doctor if you develop a fever or other signs and symptoms that are unusual with mosquito bites.

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REVERENCE

I am Cottonwood Populus trichocarpa

By Marilyn Brown

The Island of Sea Women

spread wide open for raptors to alight upon

By Lisa See Scribner, 2019, fiction, 374 pages. Available in book stores and through the TNRD library system

trembling diocious in virginal catkins dripping wet with sticky sap releasing messengers of cotton to set upon the warm earth and river bends germinating and scattering tiny seeds offerings to the Earth find me find water trees along the Thompson River I stand wondering about my place in the world whose voice are you listening to? ~ Bitterroot

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On a beach on Jeju Island, Korea, a scattering of elderly women in their 80s and 90s sift through algae to sell at the market. One of the older women is Young-Sook, a respected “haenyeo” –a female professional breath-hold sea diver in the cold and dangerous Pacific water. Young-Sook in her prime was strong, observant, and brave, a leader of the local haenyeo diving collective. An intimate knowledge of the sea bed allows these divers to harvest sea plants and creatures while the husbands care for their children, bringing the mothers their nursing babies during breaks. Young-Sook is contented in retirement, but her earlier life was fraught with life-threatening danger. She credits her mother, herself the leader of haenyeos, and other key women friends and family for her own success. Yet, when a family of foreigners approaches her on the

beach, claiming to be the grandchildren of a woman once her closest friend, Young-Sook denies any knowledge of this person. The ancient past and current times of Jeju Island unfolds in this story of a distinct culture battered by Japanese colonialism, American indifference to human rights abuses, Koreans betraying Koreans, and dirt-poor subsistence living. At the heart of the story is the bond of friendship between Young-Sook and her friend Mi-ja, the daughter of a Japanese collaborator. The Island of Sea Women begins YoungSook’s story in 2008, then alternates to earlier times, beginning in the 1930’s. The reader experiences the co-dependence and resilience of the haenyeo. In a brutal environment Young-Sook and Mi-ja, like mothers world-wide, are prepared to risk their own lives to protect their children.

Kamloops Chapter Council of Canadians Annual Canada Day Used Book Sale Saturday, June 29th, 9 a.m. to noon. At Farmer’s Market, in Stuart Wood Schoolyard. 245 St. Paul Street. Stock up on your summer reading material at a fantastic price! Sit a spell and play a game of crokinole or test your Canadiana trivia knowledge to win a prize! Proceeds will go to a bursary for a TRU student. Canada Day Monday, July 1, 2019 Riverside Park begininng at 7 a.m. with a pancake breakfast and events running all day long including the first evening of Music in the Park and finally a fireworks display at 10 p.m. Canada Day celebrations include Folkfest cultural celebration and Art in the Park and feature cultural displays, musicians, dancers, cultural food, art vendors, theater performers, and more! Come experience the cultural diversity Kamloops has to offer! Kamloops Highland Games July 13 @ 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Albert McGowan Park, 2025 Summit Dr. This annual festival will be the host to many activities including Scottish heavy

This book immerses the reader in a unique culture, the author skillfully detailing the day-to-day lives of the women divers and their families. Jeju Island has a very long history of strong women. In this matrifocal society, centred on women, goddesses, Shamanism, and a deep understanding of Mother Nature enriches lives. By focusing on one character, Young-sook, the author dramatically illustrates the resiliency of the human spirit. This is an interesting book to add to your summer reading list. Lisa See’s books, such as Dreams of Joy, have been on the New York Times best sellers list. On Gold Mountain, tells the story of her Chinese American ancestors settling in Los Angeles. In the “Acknowledgments” section of The Island of Sea Women the author details the impressive research completed for this book.

athletics, highland dance and music performances, solo piping, drumming and band competitions, clan genealogy information, children’s activities and much more. Kamloops International Buskers Festival July 25 - July 28, Riverside Park, schedule TBD. Professional street performers from our region and across Canada, South America, Europe and Australia, will converge for the 2nd Annual Kamloops International Buskers Festival.This festival is family oriented, free to attend and presented on outdoor stages Don’t forget that performers welcome gratuities as tips are how they earn their living! Kamloops International Buskers Festival is brought to you by City of Kamloops - Municipal Government, Tourism Kamloops & Kamloops Arts Council. FMI kamloopsbuskers.com The City of Kamloops Rube Band 70th Anniversary Music In The Park Performance - Sunday, August 18, 7:00 p.m. Riverside Park kamloopsrubeband.org


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“In America, there might be better gastronomic destinations than New Orleans, but there is no place more uniquely wonderful.” ~ Anthony Bourdain Venturing through the French Quarter and stepping onto legendary Bourbon Street, one feels like a wide-eyed child prancing through the gates of Disneyland. Or perhaps it’s more like Alice tumbling down the rabbit hole, descending into a world of trippy architecture, old school Jazz, Cajun culinary delights and complete debauchery. The friendly locals recognize a newbie, and most are so proud of their city that they’ll enthusiastically point out all the primo spots. Such was the case for us, when a street-wise tarot card reader gave us the lowdown on the Big Easy. New Orleans is overwhelming, so we took the sassy psychic’s advice and beelined it to the Grape Vine Bar to chill and get our bearings. It was there that serendipity struck — I asked the suave older man perched next to me about the instrument at his side. To my delight, I discovered he was a trombone player at the

historic Preservation Hall. Freddie Lonzo graciously promised to get us on the guest list for the next performance, and true to his word, we skipped the endless lineup and scored seats for a truly spiritual concert. It was so retromagical, I would not have blinked if Louis Armstrong himself sauntered on stage and belted out a tune. Within a couple days we had established all our favourite haunts — The Spotted Cat and Bamboulas on Frenchman Street, and Maison Bourbon and Fritzel’s European Jazz Bar on Bourbon. Fritzel’s especially captivated me with its extraordinary jazz ensembles, featuring amazing talent such as Richard Scott. We gravitated there nightly, tapping our toes and snapping our fingers to such classics as “Yes Sir, That’s My Baby,” “Pennies from Heaven” and “What a Wonderful World.” These timeless tunes still ear-worm

through my brain, bringing a smile. And the food! Lord have mercy, ditch your diet, friends — talk about living large! It’s all to die for: oyster po’ boys, crawfish, jambalaya, gumbo, pralines, pecan pie and the decadent beignets at the Cafe Du Monde on Decatur Street. (I passed on the gator bites and frog legs, though.) As sensational as all this is, it would be a mistake to stay confined to the French Quarter. The natural habitat and history of the Deep South is darkly fascinating. I recommend taking a city tour to discover the eerie, classical beauty of New Orleans’ infamous cemeteries, where the bones of generations co-mingle in aboveground family tombs, resembling tiny houses. Next take a ride through the Ninth Ward to learn of the devastation from Hurricane Katrina and the spirit of love and survival that has persevered. Then in

juxtaposition, drive past the quirky shotgun houses to the Garden District with its grand heritage houses shaded by old magnolias and oak trees decorated with Spanish moss and Mardi Gras beads. A plantation tour, while heart-breaking, is also an invaluable experience. Finally, escape on a swamp tour to float past ramshackle Cajun cottages on the water and cruise through cypress and gum trees seeking out bird life, racoons, alligators, snakes, and the always hungry, hilarious wild boars that swim right up to your water craft snorting happily. New Orleans is a gritty city, surrounded by eerie swamps, bayous and old plantations with nefarious pasts. And yet the allure and spicy flavour of this mesmerizing place gets right under your skin like voodoo magic. The late, great Anthony Bourdain was right — the Big Easy is uniquely wonderful.

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“Laughter is an instant vacation.” ~ Milton Berle

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Stop and smell the flowers: An escape to the mountains

Photos by Kelly Funk

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Off in the distance, just a short drive away, lies a mountain town bursting with opportunities for adventure and relaxation. While many know Sun Peaks for its winter charm, the summer months brings to light an entirely different season for exploring the outdoors. Golfers are teeing off on B.C.’s highest course, mountain bikers are hitting the lift-access trail network, and a plethora of other activities like paddle boarding, canoeing, and Segwaying, among others, are available within minutes of Sun Peaks. For many, it’s the allure of the alpine blossom season that attracts them to the resort’s hiking trails. Alpine blossom season, as it’s aptly named, is a window of a few weeks starting mid-July when the wildflowers are in full bloom across the alpine meadows on Tod Mountain. Arctic Lupine, Columbia Lily, Indian Paintbrush, Larkspur, Mountain Aster, Red Columbine, and other colourful blooms speckle the alpine meadows, providing a feast for the eyes and an

enviable photo opportunity. A scenic and short ride on the Sunburst chairlift drops you off at the start of the midmountain trail network. It’s also where the Sunburst Bar + Eatery is located, where a seat on the patio provides a peaceful immersion in nature. The community celebrates these gorgeous blooms during Canada’s Alpine Blossom Festival, this summer taking place July 20-21. Olympian and Sun Peaks local, Nancy Greene, joins the fun by hosting Reach The Peak, a guided hike to the summit of Tod Mountain at 2,152 meters elevation. It’s an enjoyable hike for all ages, with a few guides on hand so that summiteers can travel at their own pace. Meanwhile the village below bustles with complimentary kids’ activities and entertainment, and live music can be found at most restaurants. Whether it’s the alpine blossoms or the desire to simply reconnect with nature, summer in Sun Peaks will fill your cup with new experiences.

Towing with your vehicle Submitted by Gary Miller, Retired Service Advisor, River City Nissan As summer rolls along we observe more vehicles on the road towing everything from a utility trailer to a mammoth 5th wheeler. Some we notice as a nice looking combination, where the tow vehicle looks like it can handle the load and then there are the opposite. Many people don’t quite understand what a vehicle’s tow capacity is and many times over exceed the tow or weight limit. When tow capacities are calculated the primary concern is how will the vehicle handle to maintain steering and braking. This information is submitted for approval by Transport Canada for any road vehicle application so these numbers are not just a best guess. To prepare your vehicle for the task of towing it’s best to confirm the capacity and recommendations of the manufacturer for your specific use. Towing stresses on a vehicle include more engine, transmission,

unless necessary enhancements are made to lubricate the internals components. There are some manufacturers that have the ability to isolate the transmission by putting the transfer case in neutral, this only applies to 4 wheel drive vehicles as per and rear differential heat the manufacturers generation. More load recommendations. on tires, brakes, wheel Most standard bearings come into play transmission vehicles as I has repaired many do not require enhanced vehicles who got stung by lubrication as the this type of failure. Does internal components are unsafe/scary really play lubricated by the rotation a part in this picture? I of the tires as it is being think so! pulled. It is suggested to There are three main disconnect the vehicle towing applications and drive it for a few for vehicles and two minutes to allow for primarily used for transmission lubrication trailers. For towing a that may have been vehicle, flat towing, using limited when towing. a dolly in which the front A dolly works fairly wheels are supported well especially with front and a flat deck trailer are wheel drive vehicles. mostly used. If used on a rear drive Flat towing utilizes vehicle the driveshaft a tow bar attached to may need to be isolated/ the tow vehicle and the removed when the vehicle being towed. This vehicle has an automatic method usually requires transmission. Be sure to the towed vehicle to use good quality tire tie not have an automatic down straps! transmission See “Towing options” on p. 18

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LET’S CELEBRATE!

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Canada Day 2019 - Riverside Park

Join us to celebrate our national holiday for a full day of culture, arts, music and festivities at Riverside Park. The day begins with a Lions Pancake breakfast and ends with a colourful display of fireworks. Check out the City’s interactive map showing where everything is this year.

Take the Bus! Transit is free on Canada Day

Saturday’s Transit Schedule - with extended hours! Avoid the hassle of trying to find parking, a great opportunity to introduce residents who may not otherwise ride the bus and lessens congestion in the downtown area, and reduces overall greenhouse gas emissions.

Pedal Parking!

Supervised bike lock-up by donation. Hosted by the Kamloops Brain Injury Association. This year, a new addition is joining the pedal parking scene. The Wacky Trike Racing Course will be available for challengers to race through the inflatable race track. Racers will rush through the inflatable arch ways and speed to the finish line.

Brock Lions Pancake Breakfast 7:00 am – 10:30 am Get Canadian Run/Walk

Happy Canada Day!

- 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM

MUSIC IN THE PARK MCDONALD PARK - JULY 2019 (THURSDAYS) Date July 4

MUSIC IN THE PARK MUSIC MUSIC IN IN THE THE PARK PARK

Artist Name Broken Brothers

July 11 Tim Williams

MCDONALD July 18 Noah Derksen

COTTONWOOD MANOR NORTH SHORE COMMUNITY CENTRE

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Porch Blues

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July 25 Radiation Rose MCDONALD

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Acoustic Rock Trio 2019 Style Website MCDONALD PARK PARK - JULY JULY 2019 (THURSDAYS) (THURSDAYS)

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July 25

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Acoustic Rock Trio

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60s–90s Favourites

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Performances take at thePetty McDonald Park Gazebo on Thursday evenings, Aug 8 29 Evan The Decoys do Tom Tom Petty Tribute Aug Wildplace 60s–90s Favourites 7:00–8:30 pm, weather permitting. Performances take place at the McDonald Park Gazebo on evenings, Aug 15 Madison Olds Young Pop Thursday Star 7:00–8:30 pm,isweather The schedule subject permitting. to change without notice. We apologize for any Augschedule 22 Someone to Blame Rock Performances place the McDonald Gazebo on Thursday evenings, inconvenience. The istake subject toatchange withoutPark notice. We apologize for any 7:00–8:30 pm, weather permitting. inconvenience. Aug 29 The Decoys do Tom Petty Tom Petty Tribute The schedule is subject to change without notice. We apologize for any inconvenience. Kamloops.ca/MusicInThePark Kamloops.ca/MusicInThePark

Performances take place at the McDonald Park Gazebo on Thursday evenings, Kamloops.ca/MusicInThePark 7:00–8:30 pm, weather permitting.

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MLA

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Folkfest

hosted by Kamloops Multicultural Society’s Folkfest International Food Booths and Cultural Displays West Side of Park 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Kick off to Music in the Park 2019

Sponsored by BCLC Rotary Band Shell 7:00 pm Rob Lemonica & Rio 8:15 pm Ayren & The Kingpins 9:15 pm Infectuals

Fireworks

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MUSIC IN THE PARK MUSIC IN THE PARK RIVERSIDE PARK - JULY 2019

Date July 1

Artist Name Style RIVERSIDE PARK - JULY 2019 Website CANADA DAY ~ 7:00 pm Rob Lemonica & Rio ~ 8:15 pm Ayren & the Kingpins ~ 9:15 pm Infectuals

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Modern Rock Bluegrass

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JulyJuly 5 3 Paisley Groove The Promised

The Bigand Groove Roots Rock

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Jackson JulyJuly 6 4 Funk in theHollow Trunk

Modern Bluegrass Funky Big Band

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Paisley Groove JulyJuly 7 5 Tiller's Folly

The Big Groove Canadiana

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in the Trunk JulyJuly 8 6 TheFunk Wheely Nawties

Funky Big Band Classic Rock

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Tiller'sBrass Folly JulyJuly 9 7 Beyond

Canadiana Big Band Classics

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JulyJuly 10 8 MeThe andWheely Mae Nawties

Classic Rock Country Rock

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Country Rock

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The sun is shining and the blue skies reflect down on the river as everyone young and old splash in the cooling waters. Summer, and the warm weather, has landed in the Tournament Capital and looks like it is here for a lengthy stay. Let’s all hope for crystal clear skies and the absence of smoke and fire this season. In June, the office said a fond farewell and happy retirement to a long-term employee. Jo-Ann has worked within the event coordinator position for 4 years and bookkeeper position for the last year and a half. We at the North Shore Community Centre and Cottonwood Manor wish JoAnn the very best as she retires

to her personal little patch of sunshine and water out at the lake. The North Shore Community Centre’s Used Book Sale, held June 3-7, was a giant success. We raised a whopping $805 to be used towards keeping activity prices down here at the centre. We wish to thank everyone who helped make this sale possible, from the generous people who donated books to the wonderful community who came by and found reading material, to the wonderful volunteers at Cottonwood Manor who oversaw the sale and organized the tables. Thank you so much! It may be summer out there, but the Community Centre is

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Where are you going to be July 27? Towing options The Kamloops Street Rod Association’s annual Chrome on the Grass car show will be held on Saturday, July 27th on the Tk’emlups Powwow Grounds with more than 250 vintage vehivles spanning the 1920s to the 1970s. The event revs up at 10 a.m. and runs until 4 p.m. Admission is by donation and vehicle entries cost $10. Awards for the top hot rods will be handed out at 2 p.m. All porceeds from the event will be used to support the Royal Inland Hospital’s children’s ward with $25,000 raised over the years. In addition to the cars, visitors can enjoy face painting, a 50/50 draw,

races with hotWheels, food trucks and a variety of vendors. “You have to have an event based around not just girls and chrome, you got to have it around families,” said association president Rae Wilson. The event has been held at Prince Charles Park for the past 15 years, but a lack of parking for visitors became an issue as the event grew. Wilson said he’s expecting the 2019 Chrome on the Grass to be one of the association’s biggest events yet. “It should be a great event—rain or shine. No dogs, no lacohol, no golf carts and no burnouts,” he said. Entry to view is by donation.

Continued from page 13 Flat deck towing completely removes the towed vehicle from road contact while travelling. It is one of the safest ways to bring along your additional transportation, although it also slightly more expensive than the other towing options. On a safety and common sense note, to compensate for the weight of the towed vehicle in reference to braking, auxiliary and separate brakes are required. In addition to emergency self braking, crisscrossed safety cables or chains are required in case of an accidental break away. *Please confirm the towing capabilities with the manufactures specifications. When towing a trailer or 5th wheel which some may refer it as a “goose neck” make sure the trailers own brake functions are as designed, who needs a runaway trailer to pass you while driving especially, if you discover it is yours. The procedures of checking indicator lights function with confirmations that the bulbs are good with no corrosion in it’s base is a good use of time. I find dipping the base of the bulb in a silicone die-electric grease does a good job of keeping out excess moisture whenever installing new ones. A final tidbit of information, if your tow vehicle is rear wheel drive it is recommended that you change the rear differential fluid yearly. This especially applies to pick ups and other personal passenger vehicles. Towing does a real number on the fluid and I have witnessed too many failures that were avoidable and very costly. Even if the manufacturer recommends changing every 3 years, towing especially on hills, does break down the fluid and replacing the diff oil is not expensive so do it sooner than later. Be safe and tow wisely, it makes for a much more enjoyable experience.

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Lounge Open 2 pm - 10 pm

Meat Draw 2:30 pm

BBQ

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Lounge Open 2 pm - 7 pm

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

JULY 2019 Calendar of Events Canada Day

FRIDAY

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Royal Canadian Legion Br. #52 SUNDAY

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Carpet 25 Bowling 9 am

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JULY 2019 Calendar of Events SUNDAY

Drop-in 7 pm

As our area is experiencing an increase in the fire danger rating, Kamloops Fire Rescue (KFR) reminds residents that open air burning of any kind is not permitted within the City of Kamloops. Open air burning includes campfires, cooking fires, burning of yard waste, and broadcast burning of weeds. KFR is asking residents to be extremely cautious at this time of year in our grassland and interface areas. As the weather gets warmer, grasses, leaves, needles, etc. become very dry and can be ignited quite easily. Any spark or heat source can cause a wildfire. Be vigilant in these areas and be sure to report any suspicious activity to RCMP. KFR reminds residents to be FireSmart by discarding all smoking materials safely in approved containers, as numerous fires are started every year by cigarette butts that are carelessly thrown out. ATVs are another potential source of fire that people should be aware of. Riders should always stay on approved roadways when operating ATVs and ensure the vehicle has a spark arrestor. Also, when working in your yard, be safe when operating gas-powered equipment—keep a source of water and a shovel nearby in the event a spark catches. KFR encourages everyone to be FireSmart! For more information on fire safety, visit Kamloops.ca/KFR.

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Office Hours: 2 pm to - 4 pm Monday - Friday

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Zone 8 registration closed on June 28. We sure hope you didn’t miss the opportunity to live the Games’ motto: For Life, Sport and Friends. Information is out for all the exciting Special Events at the 2019 Games. Mandatory Participant and Supporter Accreditation takes place Tues., Sept. 10, 2-8 p.m. and Wed. Sept. 11, 12-5 p.m.You must be accredited before your first event, even if you have decided to skip that event, or you will not be allowed to compete in any other event at the Games. Accreditation takes place at the Capital News Centre, 4105 Gordon Drive in Kelowna. The Games Village, also at the Capital News Centre on Tuesday and Wednesday, showcases the Host Community with activities and local vendors. The Opening Ceremonies start

7 p.m. Sept. 11, at Prospera Place, 1223 Water Street. Ceremonies include the march in of athletes in their zone colours, official torch lighting, dignitaries, and great entertainment. The 55+ B.C. Games is not all about competition. Enhance the experience with special events. Thursday afternoon and evening before the AGM, and the Friday night dance kicks off at 7 p.m. A good time will be had by all before winding up at the Closing Ceremony on Saturday afternoon at the Rotary Centre for the Arts. Now for some updates: The primary venue for Badminton has changed to the Kelowna Badminton Club. Contact information has changed slightly for hauling in and stabling reservations on the Equestrian sport form. Contact is now Ann McKinnon instead of the HCBC. Table size for

8-Ball is confirmed at 5’ x 10’. Secondary venues will be utilized for Snooker, 8-Ball, Soccer, Hockey, Whist, Tennis, and Pickleball if registration numbers are high in a particular sport. Zone 8 participation numbers, which should exceed last year’s due to proximity of Kelowna and the Games being a qualifier for the 2020 Canada Seniors Games in Kamloops, will be available for the August Connector There are no general meetings in July or August, although training and conditioning, physically and mentally, continue in all sports and recreational activities. Enjoy the summer; have fun, stay active, and keep healthy! And remember Regina Brett’s comments at age 90: “Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.”

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Crib 1pm Legion

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29 Carpet Bowling 1-3 pm

16 Bridge 7-9pm Seniors Centre

23 Bridge 7-9pm Seniors Centre

30 Bridge 7-9pm Seniors Centre

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Carpet Bowling 9:30 am

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

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Bingo 12:30 - 4 pm

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Carpet Bowling & Cards 10 - 4 pm

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Patricia Kilt, President

Phone: 250-674-8185

THURSDAY

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

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Hike: Meet @ Strawberry Moose 8:30 am Darts 7 pm @ Legion

SATURDAY

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Carpet Bowling 1-3 pm

Hike: Meet 12 @ Strawberry Moose 8:30 am Darts, 7 pm @ Legion

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

19 Hike: Meet @ Strawberry Moose 8:30 am Darts 7 pm @ Legion

20 Dinner 5pm @ Legion

25 Hike: Meet 26 Carpet Bowling @ Strawberry 1-3 pm Moose 8:30 am Crib 1pm Legion Seniors Book Club Darts 7 pm @ 2 pm Library Legion

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

Call to check if Bingo is on 250-803-9688

Carving 11 9 am - 12 noon Director’s Meeting 1 pm - 2:30 pm Bingo 4 pm Doors Open 6 pm Walk Ins

Pool & Cards 10am - 2pm Elder Services By referral only 10am - 12pm

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Carving 18 9 am - 12 noon Bingo

10am - 12pm 12:30 - 2:30pm

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Caregiver Support Group 10 am

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POOL ROOM OPEN WEEKDAYS 9 AM - 5 PM

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HITCHHIKERS by Rita Joan Dozlaw

With a wedding cake boxed up and blocked between suitcases on the seat of the car, and a wedding gown hanging in the rear of the hatchback, Jess left town for her destination wedding in Fernie, B.C. The venue, Lizard Creek Lodge, known for its charm, was nestled in the Rockies. Marly, the fiancé, had a surprise in mind for Jess. He would make one of her dreams come true. Arriving in Fernie, he knocked on a rancher’s door and identified himself. “I’m Marly, and this week-end I’m getting married at the resort right next door to you. My fiancé has her hopes up for a photo-op in a meadow with mountains in the background. I wondered if you would give us permission to go on your property… just for an hour or so to get some cool shots.” “Good to meet you, Marly,” the old rancher tipped his hat, “I see nothing wrong with that. Wanna inspect the lay o’ the land?” “Sure, if you have time.” “It’s grassy in the fallow field where the wildflowers are blooming. If you want me to, I can mow over in the area bordering the creek near the woods.” “Sounds terrific, thanks!” The property passed the inspection. With a hand shake, they made a gentleman’s agreement and the rancher slapped Marly’s back and squeezed his neck with his rough fist. The secret, of the photo-op location, smeared a smile on Marly’s face all afternoon as his fiancé and their attendants discussed last minute details. The ordained father of the groom read an excerpt of his formal speech which confirmed, to Marly, that his own dad officiating would enhance the ceremony. The next day, the affair was breathtaking and, afterwards, Marly whisked his new wife away momentarily to hold her close and tell her how beautiful she looked. “You’re stunning, regal,” he whispered, “and I have a special surprise for you.” Ralph, the photographer gathered the wedding party together and headed for the quaint footbridge leading onto the rancher’s property. Jess quizzed him about trespassing. “Marly got permission! This is his surprise to you!” Marly wallowed in pleasure at Jess’s kisses of approval. They climbed a bank to the roughly split rails of a snake fence, and her sentimental heart sang, “I hope our future is like this old fence, Marly. Our friends, relatives, kids and their cousins all uniquely connected and supporting each other forever.” “We’ll make that happen!” Marly swung her in circles then set her down beside the fence… avoiding a patch of thistles. Jess slipped out of her white satin shoes and got up to get closer to the creek. Ever so accommodating, Marly attempted to put her shoes in his pockets. “Fakes!” Heels first, he shoved them into his waistband then got out of his own shoes and socks to cross the bog. Cool water squished between their bare toes. Back in the field of flowers, where the trampled grass exposed cow pies, they found humor in closely watching where they stepped. Swarms of gnats flew into their faces, and Marly winced, “I hope ticks aren’t waiting to spring from these bushes?” Aware of armies of aunts and lazy ground beetles underfoot, he warned, “Careful where you walk.” No one gave a thought to the gnarly little worms and seed bugs nestled in the weeds. Finally comfortable, on the path of the mower, all the white satin shoes picked up green grass stains. The girls had enough. Tired of posing while dodging grasshoppers and swatting at stinging aphids, they huddled to the sidelines. Ralph’s random photo-shots were hilarious. “Let’s go on without the rest,” he suggested to Jess. “I’ll get shots of you guys alone.” At a canopy of stately trees, Marly picked up his bride and carried her into the shadowy thicket. “This is a threshold… for now.” He set her down on a fallen trunk and picked the snagged debris from her gown. They helped each other up onto the log and, for fun, steadily balanced. The shot of Marly’s bare toes clinging to the rough bark looked as though he was practicing for a log rolling contest. Jess jumped off and snared her gown. Pulling it free from the splintered bark, she sighed, “Shouldn’t have done that.” They posed quickly because, in the dimpled humid cathedral, they were plagued by mosquitos. They returned to the meadow where the attendants caught up with them. With majestic white-capped mountain tops in the background, the scenes were a natural fit for group shots. At the river’s edge, an outcropping of boulders enticed the newlyweds. They climbed the hill and gazed over the blue-glass Lizard River. “Hold it right there! Your upside-down reflection is shimmering like the diamonds on Jess’s finger.” Ralph got one of his best shots where a trickling waterfall and rock garden framed the bride and groom. Like kids, with abandon they sprinted along the beach skipping flat pebbles across the pristine water. All alone, they wandered back into a woodsy hideaway beneath towering phallic symbols and stole an embrace in their new-found privacy.

“Oops, there’s Ralph.” Marly shook his head and sneered jokingly, “Nice timing, buddy.” Backtracking to the resort, Jess’s feet itched, and she was increasingly unnerved at a strange sensation behind her knees and along her slim limbs. Suddenly, her mind alerted her to a disastrous situation. The photographer caught the back of her flaring gown as she fled behind a gazebo. Under several layers of fabric, creepy crawly critters, who’d left their serenely grassy plateau and forest knoll, inhabited a new world of filmy chiffon lace over rustling taffeta and a slippery satin slip next to smooth scented flesh. To the rescue, Jess’s bridesmaids smacked and whacked the hitch-hikers… an unidentifiable worm, a baby beetle, a stunned honey bee, two June bugs, a few sticky caterpillars and three dainty lady bugs… thankfully, before any of them could turn up as party crashers at the banquet of the season.

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Illustration: “Mrs Tiggywinkle” from The Tale of Mrs Tiggywinkle by Beatrix Potter

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Busy badge of honour Tiggywinkle in my now grown children’s favourite Beatrix Potter book. She was bragging and probably obsessivecompulsive about cleanliness. She would fit right into today’s preoccupation with disinfected surfaces. I found an LP record with a catchy music sound track to accompany the book and it became a part of the rodent mix cementing my children into becoming lifelong bunny huggers and taking on other bunny stories like Watership Down and The Velveteen Rabbit. I wish I still had that LP, can’t fathom why I let it go. Once we had a real bunny living in our TV room busily chewing off electrical and phone cords, wooden edges of door frames and

shredding the frayed edge of the carpet. But that soft velvet coat repeatedly won us over within mere seconds of thinking he would have to go. Beatrix Potter’s Mrs Tiggywinkle was a hedgehog though, and very prickly in contrast to the bunny heroes in her other books that were constantly sneaking through hedges to get carrots from someone else’s garden. But Mrs Tigg was very busy and understood her job as caretaker of other’s needs (in this case, tidiness and cleanliness). But the glorification of busy in our culture is harmful to us. The pace of our lives leaves little space for healing, reflection, and surrender to serenity and stillness. We hurry constantly,

Drake, why are you asking about Murray’s finger prints? obscure table in our arrangement room. I decided not to tell Alice or any client about the idea, but if she happened to notice the samples and brought up the subject, I would tell her what it was about. Time passed. A few people asked me to take the finger print. Over One of the most odd time, more and more and uncomfortable people started to hear questions I ask when about ‘the finger print’ making cremation or from family or friends. funeral arrangements is: “Would you like us They started to come in to take Murray’s finger ASKING for it! Then, print?” It strikes most some people started people as odd because to get a little angry if it is not something I didn’t bring up the you’d expect from subject. Sometimes a funeral director. you can’t win: you’re Funnily enough, on danged if you do and several occasions over you’re danged if you the years people have don’t! replied “No, that won’t So, now I tell be necessary. There’s everybody about ‘the already a complete set down at the RCMP.” finger print’. A lot As you read the of people think it’s a perceive this to be an following article you’ll attempt to ‘up-sell.’ terrible idea; some probably realize why I’m against up-selling. people really like the I am uncomfortable On the other hand, I idea and want to order asking Alice about thought “Who am I something. Everyone taking Murray’s finger to deprive people of seems grateful to be print. something they want?” asked, however. It Several years ago a So, we gave it a try. puts them in a position fellow named Steve I received Steve’s to make their own called me from Ontario. laser system and a few decision. I’m still a little He’d just started samples and stuck uncomfortable bringing a company called the samples on an it up, however. Eternity’s Touch. Steve wanted to produce personalized jewelry that people could buy in memory of Murray. How were these jewelry items to be made personal? By imbedding a laser image of Murray’s finger print into the trinket, that’s how. He asked me to offer this idea and product to my clients. I had mixed feelings. On the one hand, I worried that people might

risking disconnection from ourselves, others around us and the morethan-human world. Prolific aphorisms in advertising and social media talk about balance, being centered, establishing boundaries, taking care of ourselves and doing what we deserve. But instead we wear busyness as a badge of honour, losing contact with our core, not living in the here and now, marching to the persuasion of market forces and becoming unconscious of our personal and cultural realities thus allowing us to deny and avoid dealing with them. Our most famous psychologist Carl Jung says the farthest we are from our consciousness, the more easily we are

manipulated and likely to make decisions that don’t serve our planet, or our own healing and transformation. He said, “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” Well not everyone embraces this idea because to be frank, it is painful. But we are all unique. Some believe a life not examined is not worth living and some do not want the complication of an inner landscape. But we could form a conscious intention to include and prioritize our inner life. Or take time to question why we do not stop for a pedestrian on a crosswalk, why we do not have time to eat nutritionally, why we

suffer from frequent heartburn, why we don’t notice the radiant smile of a passer-by, and why we bury our faces in a small shiny screen. Perhaps we need to step back from the fires of the current complicated and overwhelming world and remember ourselves, notice our breath, our bodies, our thoughts, and feelings. It may feel counter-intuitive in a culture that is speedaddicted, but the slower we can become, the quicker we can return home to ourselves and the truths we need to accept about today’s world and in the process downsize a lifestyle that is hostile to the connections that may be the true meaning of our brief lives.

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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 250-852-3218.

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Lawnbowling - Learn a new sport! Keep your mind and body active with this low impact activity. FREE LESSONS! Virtually anyone can learn to play successfully. You can be either competitive or noncompetitive. There is a huge social component in our club, and there is no team commitment since we have an open draw. For more information call Bruce or Laurel at 250-554-5177 or email bclary@hotmail.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 250-376-6361 or Dorothy Drinnan at 250-573-2988. Kamloops Street Rod Association meets: July 3 - A&W Northshore, July 10 -KSRA Meeting at Valleyview Hall, July 17 - A&W Valleyview, July 24 - A&W Northshore, July 27 - Chrome on the Grass at Powwow Grounds, July 31 - A&W Valleyview. 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 @ 250-3198510.

Excelsior Rebekah Lodge No.23: General meeting second Tuesday of every month 7:30 p.m. Regular meeting fourth Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. 423 Tranquille Rd. McArthur Park Lawn Bowling invite new bowlers to try lawn bowling free. Lawn Bowling is low impact, easy to learn and very affordable. There is something for everyone; social drop-in bowling, leagues and tournaments with a little competitiveness and Provincials, 55+ Games and Nationals for the more serious bowler. The Lawn Bowling facility located at McArthur Island is open from May to September. For more information call Brenda 250 579-5775 or Ron 250 319-3255 or Doug 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 250377-0055. You can also visit kamloopscanadians.ca. Chronic Pain Association of Kamloops meets the last Wednesday of each month at noon at People In Motion, 182B Tranquille Rd., for resources, support and fellowship. There is parking in the back. Call Ashley at 778-257-1986 or email: ash. westen@gmail.com. Tuesday afternoon cribbage takes place at 1:30 p.m. at McArthur Park Lawn Bowling clubhouse, next to Norbrock Stadium. Come for crib, coffee & good company. Free parking. Call 250-579-0228, 250-5798259 or 250-376-0917. Do you enjoy singing in harmony and a great variety of songs? Kamloops Happy Choristers invites new members who are 55 and over for a social atmosphere and a chance to sing for senior residences and public concerts. We meet every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Heritage House. For more information call Sharon at 250-579-9505. Kamloops Elks Lodge #44 meets at 7:30 p.m. every second Thursday of each month at 784-B Victoria St. We have served the community since 1920. You are invited to come and meet the members. New members are welcome. The hall is also available for gatherings, meetings, etc. For any inquiries please call 250-372-2737 or 250-5734632. Kamloops Heritage Model Railroad Club meets on the first Friday of each month at 7 p.m. Come and investigate a great hobby. Call 250-554-3233 FMI. Kamloops Prostate Cancer Support Group meet at 10 a.m. on the third Saturday of the month at The Seniors Activity Centre, 9A-1800 Tranquille Rd. Phone 250-376-4011 or email larubekam1947@ gmail.com Kamloops Stamp Club meets at 2 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month (except July) at Southwest Community Church, corner of Summit and Hugh Allen Drives (go south on the 5A). FMI 250314-1021. 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


July 2019 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: 250-3771961. 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.

Page 25 Ping-Pong is billed as a brain sport. It is also said it could be the elixir of youth and it brings a lot more to the table. We meet Tuesdays 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursdays 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Desert Garden Community Centre, 540 Seymour Street. We welcome more players. Drop in fee is $2. Having fun is something we did all the time, why change with age? FMI call 250-372-3965. St. Paul’s Cathedral Thrift Shop 360 Nicola St is open Fridays 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. to June. Handicapped access from the alley between Nicola and St. Paul. Kamloops Antiques, Collectibles and Heritage Club meets on 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 250 374-1750, 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. 250-3762924. 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.

Whole new turn Continued from page 4 based on those few conversations. Feeling empowered like that gives me the motivation to empower other people. I want other people to feel that same empowerment and motivation.”   She continues to refer Minerva as a valuable resource for communities and businesses. Manuel speaks about the challenges that comes with entering a male-dominated industry like mining. It can be even more daunting to enter into a leadership position within a male-dominated industry. But women facing these challenges is exactly what Manuel wants to encourage, knowing that her having received similar encouragement from her own network has made such an impact on her journey. “I ended up with a job thanks to networking (…) all because I walked into Minerva and networked,” says Manuel. “I think to transition into a leadership role takes a lot of courage [and] managing a leadership role becomes very challenging. It’s about overcoming those challenges and identifying a network of support.” Manuel appreciates how the award altered her view of receiving recognition of her accomplishments, that her work is being recognized as precedent setting. And what she knows to be true, is that sometimes honours awarded to one person are actually a reflection of all those who came before her, and those who will follow. For more information about Minerva BC, visit minervabc.ca

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Just who (or what) is my neighbour?

Sacred Heart Cathedral

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A Place to Belong!

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

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In the Gospel of Luke, a rich young man asks Jesus what he must do to “inherit eternal life.” He asks how one must live in order to be right with God, and Jesus answers this question with his own question: “What does the law say?” To which the seeker replies: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, strength and mind, and your neighbour as yourself.” Familiar words for many of us, and the question that arises then is “just who is my neighbour?” For me, this is the crux of ministry. Every person we meet is a neighbour. But as humans we have a penchant to try to qualify who is in and who is out. The church is guilty of the same. In our Wild Church gatherings, we see everyone who attends as a neighbour. We take it one step further, too, and consider all of life, both human and other than human, as our neighbours. We recently attended a conference in Seattle that encouraged us to consider our neighbourhoods and the

specific needs it holds as a starting point for ministry. I work with two others, Michele Walker and Lesly Comrie, in this new ministry and we have chosen to define our ministry in the following way: Michele, on defining our neighbourhood: Our neighbourhood Is the lands of the T’kemlups te Secwepemc peoples, We recognize that we are visitors and are grateful for those who have stewarded these lands for centuries. We are in the North Thompson, South Thompson and Thompson watersheds. This is the land of rounded and worn hills that slide into valleys revealing its secret places: The land of hoodoos, sand and clay of the many coloured grasses that form a rippling sea in the wind, of sage whose scent bursts into the hot dry air of cacti growing close to the ground - a dichotomy of soft flesh and hard spikes, of Ponderosa pines standing tall and strong in the wind – tufts of needles sprouting from branch after branch of wildflowers that begin in the grasslands and carry

up into the alpine where the trees become thick and the undergrowth lush. It is lakes that pool into the hills and valleys. It is the fertile river valley providing sustenance to human and other than human beings. It is the rivers, two of them, meeting and carrying the heartbeat of this land on to the ocean. This is our neighbourhood. It is sacred. LeAnn and Lesly, on defining our mission: At this time in God’s story – in God’s world – we are facing deep challenges. We have moved from barely acknowledging climate change to realizing we are in a state of environmental catastrophe. Opening ourselves to the wisdom of creation, discerning what it means to be in right relationship with the earth and all of life, recognizing that we are a part of earth’s ecology and not separate from it, finding deep connection with Creator in the midst of creation: this is part of our Wild Church experience. Our times together offer us hope as we face the devastating changes across our

planet. By rebuilding our relationship with the land and all of creation, we are better able to love the earth as our neighbour. To reconnect with Creator through time in creation fills our wild souls. The late poet Mary Oliver asks the question: “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” In our Wild Church gatherings, we plan to keep learning what it means to love God and to love our neighbours, both human and non-human. Because we want to make a difference in this world and in our community. Rev LeAnn Blackert is in ministry with the new Wild Church in Kamloops (wildchurchbc.org). She works with Michele Walker and Lesly Comrie in the Wild Church ministry. LeAnn 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.

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Great opportunity for young actors Continued from page 3 set and prop workshops, etc. Rivertown Players shows normally run for all of July and August. They are primarily funded through Canada Summer jobs grants. It’s a great opportunity for the young actors to get work experience doing what they love and learning business skills such as marketing and booking as well as writing and directing the plays, set design, construction and crowd control when the kids get too excited and storm the stage. Unfortunately the funding was cut back significantly this

year, so the shows will only run through July. To find a listing of where they will be hosting their events, the very best place is to find them on their Facebook page rivertownplayers or on kamloopsarts.ca Kicking off July in the Kamloops Arts Council’s galleries is and eclectic exhibit, “Life Without Mirrors” by the ‘Muses.’ The Muses are a diverse and eccentric group of local artists who met through creativity coach, Janet Whitehead’s

workshops. They have been exhibiting together for over a decade. This exhibition will showcase two and threedimensional pieces with a connecting theme of selfportraits. Historically, artists used self-portraits as a kind of calling card, attesting to their ability to capture a likeness and giving a sense of their capabilities - not to mention having a free model on hand. Theoretically, a self-portrait can truly expose one’s emotions, thoughts, past, present, and future through

the beautiful umbrella of artistic expression. By imaginatively finding other mediums to seeing into a looking glass, you will be delighted to see works of photography, clay sculpture, floral design, watercolours, and written word to name a few. You may even recognize a face or two. The opening reception is Friday July 12, 5 - 8 p.m. and the show runs from July 10th – August 10th at the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre located at 7 Seymour St. West.

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Judgment, its dialogue can sentence a subject to an injustice of perception; a life time of encounters defined by the lore and stories surrounding its character and actions. One such creature that lives with an imposed image is the American Crow. Its sleek black feathers, shimmer richly against the sun, while in the night, provide a cloak of the deepest shadow. Beady little eyes perched atop a slightly curved beak, continue to reflect the eerie darkness that appears to encompass every aspect of this creatures guise. The haunting caw reverberates through the air, immediately inspiring a sense of dread and the appearance of multiples, known as a Murder, even more ominous. Yet none of this persona speaks to the authentic nature to the Corvus Brachyrhynchos. This omnivorous bird is not reliant on carrion or even specifically drawn to it as much as we are lead to believe. It will feed on many invertebrates that it will hunt; aid in the devouring of a carcass, as well as feast on wheat, corn, acorns and various other seeds. The need for Scarecrows in farm fields developed due to this feeding behavior which occurs more so during the onset of autumn. The gathering or Murder seen on the outstretched arms of a scarecrow has become synonymous with horror movies filled with impending doom for decades. Yet, that image speaks to the biggest misconception of all. American Crows are

actually monogamous breeding birds and very social. Offspring from previous nesting years will often remain with their parents to assist in rearing new nestlings and creating large family units of up to 15 individuals. This species of bird does not reach breeding age for at least two years and often don’t leave the nest site for five. Most Murders are most likely a family unit. However, some lore is indicative of this messenger of evil. Many cultures believe Crows, Ravens, and Vultures carry the wisest of their ancestors. They have the ability to see and exist in both the spirit and physical world, and so are often guides. A great place to witness the true nature of this intelligent creature is on the south end and facing slope of Kenna Cartwright Park. They truly are a majestic and interactive species. Birders Facts: A grouping of Ravens is called a CONSPIRACY; a group of Eagles a CONGRESS; Owls a PARLIAMENT, and Vultures who are feeding are known as a WAKE, otherwise they are called a COMMITTEE. Other Terms of Venery: Hummingbirds - Charm, Glittering, Shimmer; Herons - Siege; Robins - Round; Kingbirds - Tyranny; Swans – Ballet; Geese - Gaggle; Magpies - Mischief; Starlings - Murmuration; Flycatchers - Outfield; Ducks - Raft; Merlin Illusion; Hawks - Cast.

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