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What better place for a “staycation”? It’s called “Beautiful B.C.” for a reason. It could easily take a lifetime or two to explore the treasures within this province and no doubt many locals rarely bother to set foot beyond its borders. There’s so much to see and experience. What’s not to love? Kamloops itself is growing into a worthy destination in its own right and even more variety and wonder is typically but a short drive away with Sun Peaks, the Shuswap and other great places nearby. Invest a couple of hours in a road trip and there is even more to enjoy in any direction. B.C. is the ideal place for a staycation no matter the season. Tourism Kamloops’ current Luv n the Loops campaign is helping locals re-discover all the great things about our own backyard. Since March they have been inviting people to sign up for free tours that surprise the participants with three local activities and some amazing refreshments from local eateries and watering holes. All they ask in return is that these newly minted “ambassadors” spread the good word

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This classic view of Kamloops Lake from the outlook point near Savona is an ideal example of the gorgeous backdrop we have to work with as residents of B.C. Be sure to enter our Staycation contest on page 17 to win great prizes. about our happenin’ hometown to family, friends and strangers alike. So far they have taken their charges for a hike in Lac du Bois with Tailgate Tours; fly fishing lessons with Interior Fly Fishing; a back alley art tour downtown; a

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but there are ways to make staycations more fun and seem like a true departure from everyday life. Here are some tips for changing things up: • Experiment with new cuisine. One of the joys of travel is the opportunity to dine out and experience cuisine native to certain locales. The internet (or the local library) is home to a wealth of recipes from countries far and wide. One can choose recipes and prepare meals from a different country each night or explore different restaurants in your own or nearby communities, many of which represent cuisine from other places. • Head out to nearby campsites or resorts or just invite the family over and tell stories around a backyard firepit, make s’mores and enjoy those balmy summer nights under the stars. • Take in local culture. Families can explore the local cultural opportunities which is something we tend to take for granted. Exploring local history and artistic opportunities in the same way you would when traveling can provide a sense of

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Pilcher & Alexander featured at Old Courthouse Submitted by Rose Cortez, Kamloops Arts Council “Be Sweet and Slow Life, Like the Honey of the Bees, And You’ll Taste All the Flowers that they Brush with their Knees.” (Be Still, Life by Ohara Hale) Our featured artists this month at the Old Courthouse are Larry Pilcher at our Main Gallery and Hallway with Mike Alexander. “Progress needs decoration. The problem with the progress is that the natural world is getting the rough end of the stick. We replace the biodiversity with hard edge materials. Therefore, progress with environmental reverence of what is being lost is important in civilization. Ultimately divine intervention is desperately needed now.” “Still, we have the capacity and obligation to change the world, into something good, if we have the will.” “Use bird friendly glass and sheers. Plant trees

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Two of Mike Alexander’s images to be featured in the Old Courthouse Hallway August 14 - 17. and tear up the asphalt and concrete.” “We are past the tipping points.” “The critters and the natural world have something to say, if we give them voice.

That is what I do. This is an exhibit sending out a message of remembrance from the natural world. We can only hope and never give up in the face of overwhelming progress

and conformity.” About Larry Pilcher The highlight of my artistic career was graduating from high school. Seven of my pieces were in the chosen school of the year exhibit

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McLeod cites accomplishments

In just a few short months, we will be heading to the polls again for the 43rd general election since Canada became a nation. I am excited to be running to be your Member of Parliament. A lot has happened

since I was first elected. We have helped secure almost half a billion dollars in federal funding across our riding of Kamloops-ThompsonCariboo. To share a few examples: • $113 million for improvements to Highway 1, Highway 97 and more; • $6.3 million in safety upgrades at the Kamloops Airport; • $4 million to upgrade the Kamloops Transit System; • $23 million for Thompson River University’s School of Trades and Technology; • $6 million to expand and enhance the Sun

Peaks Sports Centre; and of Commons and raise • $7.1 million to update issues with the Liberal the Kamloops wastewater Prime Minister and treatment plant. Cabinet ministers, My team has done holding the government astounding work serving to account as the Shadow constituents, helping Minister for Indigenous 13,000 people navigate and Northern Affairs. issues with the federal Our work is not done government. yet. As I look to the next As your MP, I have few years, I hope to see raised local concerns full construction and on the national stage. operation of the Trans In the Conservative Mountain Expansion, government, I served as and the promised Parliamentary Secretary benefits flow to our to the ministers of communities and local Health, Labour, CRA, First Nations. I will and Western Economic continue to fight for those Development. recovering from wildfires, In opposition, I sit on to protect the rights Conservative Leader of law-abiding firearm Andrew Scheer’s front owners, for seniors bench in the House See "Looking forward" page 22

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Am I alone in my environmental angst?

Kamloops Rotary Daybreak is collecting two-dimensional art for their latest fundraiser. They will be holding a sale October 4-5. Consider donating any original art, oils, acrylics, water colors, charcoal, pencil; limited edition prints; prints; photography; everything from Walmart to Picasso! Used frames in good condition (i.e. anything larger than an 8x10 frame) and any other art that fits the two dimensional requirements will be appreciated. The members of Rotary Daybreak will clean it up and repair any minor

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As I have mentioned in a previous column, I am currently renovating my kitchen. While I thought I would be finished this very disruptive project by now I am definitely looking forward to its eventual completion. Something I inevitably think about everytime I undertake a renovation project in my mid-50s downtown abode is how much waste is involved. We collectively tear our aging homes apart to fix or update one thing or another and send countless tonnes of debris off to the landfill. Each time I personally send some off, I can’t help but feel guilty and conflicted—that I’m contributing to the problem of climate change, and yet the renovation had to be done. It wasn’t really optional. These days I feel guilty about how much garbage I produce generally. How high is my carbon footprint? Can I justify a trip where I have to fly to get there and back? If I get take-out, which restaurants are actively addressing the way they package their food? What steps can I take to avoid bringing home unnecessary plastic? I suspect I am not alone in this environmental angst. Yes, I have learned to avoid using plastic bags at the grocery store and modify other shopping habits but I find the average shopping trip to be quite disheartening as suppliers and merchants are not getting there soon enough. I do what I can to vote with my dollar but I never feel it is adequate, not to mention, can I afford the trendy and preferred, more expensive alternatives? Sometimes I think back on my early 20s in the mid-80s when I was super idealistic and genuinely believed things were going to change for the better. Thirty years later I often feel like we’ve gone backwards and not made the inroads that we should have by now. I’m not entirely sure what all happened to that perceived momentum, but human nature being what it is, I guess we have collectively had our heads in the sand and not forced our governments and corporate leaders to do the right thing, sooner rather than later. Fortunately, there have always been some people, businesses and countries that have been implementing change against all odds but until these better practices are widely accepted, I will remain skeptical that the human race will do what it takes to turn things around in time. Even if, as an individual, I pack around my stainless steel straw and load my groceries into reusable bins, and buy things in metal, glass or paper rather than plastic, will it be enough? If we all do our share, will it really be enough? How much of the entire recycling scheme is just that, a scheme? Are we dumping barges of plastic into the ocean? Are we expecting developing nations to take our garbage off our hands? Will the powers that be begin to address these fraudulent outcomes? Is it possible to feel hopeful and cynical at the same time? Or am I just your average hypocrite—a state of being that comes hand in hand with living in the first world? I have so many questions and very few answers. On the positive side, I recently signed a petition asking our city to consider starting a composting program which I think is long overdue. I have a compost in my backyard but it would be a step forward if everyone could compost their food waste. Beyond that, for so many reasons, it is truly time to start considering our habits of consumption generally and at the very least, do what we can on a personal level. Hopefully, the powers that be will collectively start doing the right thing as well. Il faut.

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Try to overcome “roadblocks” to a comfortable retirement

In your life, you will want to take many journeys. Some are physical – perhaps you’ll finally visit the French Riviera or the Caribbean. Others involve personal growth – one day, you’ll finally become fluent in that foreign language you’ve been studying. But of all the destinations you can identify, few will be as important as retirement – specifically, a comfortable retirement. And that’s why it’s so important to consider the “roadblocks” you might encounter on your road to the retirement lifestyle you’ve envisioned.

Here are four of the most common obstacles: Insufficient investments – Very few of us have ever reported investing “too much” for their retirement. But a great many people regret that they saved and invested too little. Don’t make that mistake. Contribute as much as you can afford to your RRSP or other employersponsored retirement plan, and increase your contributions whenever your salary goes up. You may also want to consider the tax-exempt growth potential that a TFSA offers, so take advantage of that opportunity, too. And always look for other ways to cut expenses and direct this “found” money toward your retirement. Underestimating your longevity – You can’t predict how long you’ll live, but you can make some reasonable guesses – and you might be

surprised at your prospects. According to Statistics Canada, men reaching age 65 today can expect to live, on average, until age 83.5, while women turning age 65 today can anticipate living, on average, until age 86.6. That’s a lot of years – and you’ll need to plan for them when you create long-term saving, investing and spending strategies. Not establishing a suitable withdrawal rate – Once you are retired, you will likely need to start withdrawing money from your retirement accounts. It’s essential that you don’t withdraw too much each year – obviously, you don’t want to run the risk of outliving your resources. That’s why you need to establish an annual withdrawal rate that’s appropriate for your situation, incorporating variables such as your age, the value of your retirement accounts, your estimated

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Reducing food waste one fruitpop at a time Natalie Cryderman, KFPC Social Enterprise Program Assistant This summer, the Kamloops Food Policy Council’s (KFPC) Social Enterprise Program launched its newest project: PopCycle. The goal of PopCycle is to create tasty frozen fruitpops using overabundant fruit harvested in Kamloops by the Gleaning Abundance Program (GAP). In previous summers, the GAP has experienced a surplus of fruit after being distributed to tree owners, volunteers, and non-profit organizations. Rather than letting the freshly harvested fruit go to waste, the KFPC

was on a mission to put it to good use – cue the creation of PopCycle! While simultaneously reducing fruit waste, PopCycle aims to raise consistent revenue for the GAP and KFPC food action, which supports their work towards a local food system that is regenerative, sovereign, and just. The “Pop“ in PopCycle refers to fruitpops and the “Cycle” refers to the second element of this social enterprise project: cycling. That’s right, we deliver our fruitpops to various events around the city using a good old-

fashioned bicycle with the PopCycle freezer in tow. It isn’t hard to miss us on the road; just look for the PopCycle logo (see photo). In the longterm, PopCycle hopes to expand its customer base and potentially cater or sell its fruitpops to various retailers around Kamloops. Know of anyone who might be interested? Shoot us a message! Since our production of fruitpops depends on the fruit received from the GAP, our fruitpop flavours are always changing. We are in the kitchen weekly, recipe-

Photo submitted testing new flavours to satisfy your taste buds. Some PopCycle flavours include Apricot Vanilla, Cherry Chocolate, Apple Caramel, Juicy Plum, and Pear Cinnamon. One of the great things about making fruitpops is that the ingredient list is usually quite simple. Plus, we can

Apricot Vanilla Frozen Fruitpops Makes about 10 Fruitpops 1 - 1.25 lbs Apricots, pitted 1/3 cup and 2 Tbsp Honey ~ 0.5 lbs Olympic Vanilla Yogurt

experiment with a variety of flavours and rarely be disappointed with how they turn out. After all, how can you go wrong with fresh local fruit! Keen to volunteer with PopCyle? We have volunteer opportunities ranging from processing freshly harvested fruit and making fruitpops to packaging the fruitpops for sale and selling them at events. If you’re interested in finding out more, email Natalie at natalie@ kamloopsfood

Instructions: 1. In a large pot, blend the fresh apricots with an immersion blender. Then add a ¼ cup of honey. 2. In a large mixing bowl, mix the yogurt with the remaining honey (~ 3 Tbsp). 3. Layer the apricot puree mixture and yogurt mixture into popsicle molds (1/3 fruit, 1/3 yogurt, 1/3 fruit). 4. Place a stick into each mold and then freeze until solid (about 4-5 hours). 5. Once completely frozen, remove fruitpops from the molds and serve! If to be stored, place into plastic bags and then put them back into the freezer to be enjoyed at a later time!

policycouncil.com or Greg at se@ kamloopsfood policycouncil.com. PopCycle will be popping up at various events throughout Kamloops during August, such as the Farmers’ Market every Saturday and the Pride Festival on August 25. To learn more about where you can find us this month, like and follow us on Instagram @kamloopsfoodpolicy or Facebook @ KamloopsFood PolicyCouncil. For more information related to PopCycle and the Kamloops Food Policy Council, visit our website at kamloopsfood policycouncil.com.

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There is never enough time It’s funny how something can catch your attention and BANG! You HAVE to try that! Yep, talking about hobbies. We all have them, but which ones are hobbies that we truly do and enjoy and which ones are the ones that we just romanticized into something amazing only to find out it’s something that is pushed into your

back corner taking up space that “You’ll get to one day!” I personally enjoy almost anything you can do outdoors from hiking, fishing, to picking mushrooms and berries. It just so happens that I have taken to getting more berries than we can use in our morning shakes so I have decided to try to make some wine with all this extra fruit. I have helped many clients over the years downsize many hobbies and have sold my fair share of wine making kits all covered in dust, containing untouchable wines and the horrible

smells emanating from the basement. Wine and beer making is becoming easier and it is popular to home brew again, so for many of you that have those kits lying around, you may just be able to make some money and free up some room in your home. As we get older we have more and more half started projects and half-hearted hobbies lying around with no time for most of them, but wouldn’t it be great if someone could use those items? I bet there is someone out there looking for just those very things you have

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great benefit of a luxury vinyl floor is that it is comfortable underfoot and generally quite warm. Additionally, a great bonus with luxury vinyl tile is that it is groutable which allows for some very cool looks!  Hardwood Hardwood is classic, timeless and looks gorgeous in a kitchen. Today’s styles are available in a multitude of widths and lengths, species and colours and come in finishes that can be smooth, textured or distressed. All these options mean that your style can really shine through. Whether, that style is elegant, modern or rustic, there is a hardwood combination that is right for you. A great bonus is hardwood adds to the value of your home more than other

types of flooring. Tile Tile is the toughest floor available and is low maintenance. There are literally thousands of size and design options available in the tile category. The downside with tile is that floor mats might be needed in high traffic areas and tile can be a little cold on the feet if there is not a heat mat system underneath. One very neat look we are seeing is tile that looks like wood. This can be a great option for the kitchen if you like the look of wood but want something that is a bit more durable.  Whatever your style and needs may be, there is a type of flooring that will be best suited for you. As always, if you have any further questions give us a call!

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Mike Alexander’s work to be displayed this month Continued from page 3 at the Vancouver Art Gallery. My skipping the academic classes to go to the art rooms worked for me. With a scholarship

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doing a wide variety of labouring type work. Homesteading on bare acreage tends to want to consume all of one’s time and energy. Fortunately I now have this time and energy to get back into painting. Sculpture and firing up the gas kiln I built will follow. Hopefully. ~Larry Mike Alexander – Old Courthouse Hallway (August 1417) “I am most comfortable working on large canvases. I enjoy using deep, rich colour to make both large striking stokes on the canvas, locking in shape, as well as fine lines to create movement, flow and balance as the exterior outlines become unified with the images found inside. Thinking of colour in the abstract allows for a shamanic interpretation of the world around us. These animals, these clans, they are teachers. They inform the Anishinaabe of the important lessons in life. They carry the hopes, the dreams and the prayers

of the people. They live in our hearts and when we view them in the water, on the land or in the air, we remember our place next to them. I use bright, bold colour to reflect nobility and honor to create work as a student of the Woodlands school of art. This style is of significant spiritual importance to me. It is my birthright. It is a unique cultural legacy left for me to study by my ancestors. In my work, I try to create life as the Anishinaabe have seen it for over 12,000 years on the plains and around the Great Lakes. In my art, I find my Ojibway identity and worldview reflected back at me when I complete work I am proud of.” About Mike Alexander Mike Alexander is an emerging Anishinaabe artist originally from Swan Lake First Nation in Manitoba. Adopted out to a non-Indigenous family shortly after birth in 1974, Mike is a sixties scoop survivor, raised

without a connection to his community or culture, never learning his own language. The impact of this disconnection has been profound. Mike has lived with alcoholism and major depression, growing up in a society where he did not see himself reflected in the world he lived in. At age 41, Mike survived an attempt to die by suicide. This experience caused an important shift to occur in his life. Newly sober, he began an intense physical and mental health transition that continues today. Mike has attended the University of Victoria, the Pacific Design Academy, the Vancouver Island School of Art and the Victoria College of Art. He is honoured to receive mentorship from master carver and recipient of the Order of BC, Carey Newman (Kwagiulth). Join us on August 17 for the opening reception at the Old Courthouse Gallery 1-5 p.m.

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Cold sores start with a cluster of clear blisters and then they become cloudy. They usually start outside of the mouth on the lips but can occur on other parts of the body. Cold sores typically result from a viral infection called herpes simplex virus (HSV). Initially, symptoms may include fever, fatigue, swollen glands and multiple sores. Recurrences are typically less severe and individuals may notice a burning or tingling sensation 24-48 hours before the cluster of blisters appear. This is the best time to treat them. Don’t wait too long after first noticing the burning and tingling

sensation. Blisters become cloudy and pusfilled. They will break and become bright red. They eventually dry up and form a crust and heal up within 7-10 days. The cold sore virus usually remains in the body (nerve cells) and can reactivate several times a year or it may never reactivate. Several factors can reactivate HSV virus, including lack of sleep, sunlight, sunburn, stress, fatigue, other infections, fever, menstruation and intestinal upset. Some individuals can identify these triggers and learn to avoid them to prevent a recurrance. Remember, HSV is contagious and may be transmitted by any contact with the blisters until the sore is healed. Furthermore, most people with HSV shed the virus and may be infectious even when sores are not present. Asymptomatic shedding from the site where sores appeared may occur randomly up to 3-6 days or more each year.

There is no cure for cold sores, however, some studies show taking Lysine (amino acid) daily may prevent recurrences of cold sores. Also, we can use anti-viral medications such as Acyclovir (Zovirax) Cream applied 4 to 6 times daily or valacyclovir (Valtrex) 4 tablets orally twice for 1 day may decrease symptoms and shorten the duration of the infection. Antiviral medication should be started within 24-48 hours after the onset of symptoms to be helpful. There are over-thecounter agents that have phenol and menthol to reduce cracking and soften scabs. Abreva is also an over-the-counter topical remedy used to help speed healing and minimize pain from a cold sore. You should consult your physician if your cold sore draining pus does not go away after 2 weeks or if you develop a fever over 37.8 degrees or experience eye irritation.


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Kamloops Birdwatch:

The Mind, The Body, The Bird Submitted by Naomi Birkenhead

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White Breasted Nuthatch Tantalizing rays of the early morning sun, danced invitingly through my living room window. I downed the last little bit of my spinach and cilantro smoothie, donned my trail shoes and headed for Kenna Cartwright; the parking lot already dotted with vehicles as I pulled in. With my music cued and ear-buds in, I was pumped and focused. I smiled when I saw a chalk board with two bird names scribbled on it, Sparrow and Crow, anchored to the trail map sign. I hit the main Tower trail and was immediately greeted by Chipping Sparrows bobbing about the trail edge as the plumper bodies of the Tree Sparrow perched in the bushes. As I rounded the first corner, a quick flash of sleek yellow bodies darted from my right followed by three larger birds. I stopped my brisk pace to see if I could identify them. A dragonfly appeared in the gap between the trees as I squinted. And then it happened; the unique insect capturing behavior of the King Bird. Both Western and Eastern were present feeding alongside the American Goldfinch, my sleek yellow birds. I pulled my ear buds out to listen to the chatter and soon realized that Pine siskin’s, Tree

and Violet-Green Swallows also mingled. I took a moment before turning my attention back to the rutted trail to get on with my intended purpose, and as much as I enjoy birds, I had a precise Objective. I hit the final corner on the Tower trail and headed off to my right down the steep Balsa Root trail to Lichen Traverse. I’d hardly begun to quicken my pace from a brisk warm up hike to a run when the flickering in the trees distracted me once more. Again I noted numerous genera. All three Nuthatch species, Pygmy, Red breasted, and White Breasted busily scurried up, down and around the tree trunks. A single Spotted Towhee skipped through as the call of both Mountain and Black Capped Chickadees; notable difference is the mountain has a striped head as the black-cap, has a black cap, rung out. A few Junco’s with their bright white tail strip and distinguished black hood, earning them my nick name of the “executioner,” flitted from bush to bush as I slowly crept into the frenzied activity. A tiny Flycatcher I couldn’t’ identify, also lent its voice. I stood completely enthralled when the rhythmic coo of a few

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Crows joined the wondrous impromptu session of nature’s orchestra. I finally plugged my ear buds back in and hit the Elevator. As I huffed and puffed my way to the top, I couldn’t help but marvel. The last few weeks leading up to this day had been less than ideal and made me question how we all manage to survive our own interactions. Yet, here I stood, in the midst of a harmonious consortium with a plethora of species each in their own way completely distinct; and despite all their differences, all their own rituals, routines, quirks and even fierce protection of their territories, homes and each other— when needed—a single common denominator bound them together: an undeclared respect reverberated from the lichen covered branches and encompassed the forest with the sole resolve of sharing in this earth and all it gives. Having successfully completed my loop, I ended my run by marking the species I encountered on the chalk board with the hope that someone else’s journey through the park might encompass Mind, Body and Birds. Birder Tip: A great bird guide to have on hand is-BIRDS of Interior BC and the Rockies, by Richard Cannings.

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Extraordinary activities can elevate a staycation

By Marilyn Brown

George Garrett: Intrepid Reporter

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excitement similar to that experienced during more traditional vacations. Visit a local zoo, take in a performance at a local theater company or take a guided historical tour of an area of your hometown or a nearby city. • Indulge in an extraordinary activity. While people typically choose staycations to save money, forgetting the budget to enjoy one

extraordinary activity can make a staycation more fun and memorable. Spend one day during the staycation doing something the family would not ordinarily do, be it going horseback riding, taking a helicopter tour, skydiving or perhaps a mine tour. Such a break from the norm, even if it’s quite brief, can make staycations feel more like vacations.

Staycations have become an economic necessity for many people and there are many ways to make such times as enjoyable and unique as more traditional vacations. It has the added bonus of helping one appreciate their own hometown or region with fresh eyes.

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Harbour Publishing 2019, memoir, 285 pages. Available in bookstores, in eBook format, and through the TNRD library system George Garrett, recipient of the prestigious Jack Webster award for outstanding journalism, has been called “the Walter Cronkite of B.C. “ – searching out information of importance to the public, often one of the first to report breaking news stories, respectful and respected.” He began this memoir for his grandchildren, recognizing that his career as a news reporter on radio at a time when radio was king, put him in the midst of “interesting times.” He was CKNW’s senior investigative reporter from 1956 – 1999. He continued in the news field for some time after that, although television news wasn’t a good fit for him, his joke being that he “had a face for radio.” Working from an amazing memory, he gives details on the “backstories” of major crimes, describes the seamier side of life in places like Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, and reveals his wily schemes to “out” fraud artists and scammers. Garrett built reliable contacts with the police and others, knowing

how to withhold or go public with information as the situation evolved, confirming stories before airing them, never revealing his sources. Politics is never dull in B.C. Garrett states he “respected nearly all” individuals who take on the hard work of representing the public, as he recounts some “inside scoops” on politicians of the time. Premier W.A.C. Bennett, for example, had a flair for oration and showmanship. During a Social Credit rally he tossed pages of government documents onto the press table with “Read this my friends. Read the truth,” after an unflattering newspaper article on his government. Nevertheless, Garrett considered W.A.C. Bennett a go-getter, and Bill Bennett, W.A.C. Bennett’s son and later also Premier, a capable manager. Garrett warmly recounts an episode during the 1983 election campaign when the NDP Premier, Dave Barrett, was asked by reporters covering the campaign if he had been as scared as they were when their plane had a bumpy landing.

Barrett answered, “I was a little worried when the plane veered to the right but when it veered to the left I knew we were all right.” Another Premier, the impetuous Bill Vander Zalm, was a dream come true for the media – providing lots of impromptu “sound bites.” Garrett states “Rafe Mair predicted Vander Zalm would destroy the Social Credit Party in two years. It actually took five years. It was a great time to be a reporter.” Many people in public life and in the community contribute accolades about Garrett in this memoir. Vaughn Palmer, himself a respected journalist, said, “I remember a discussion in our newsroom about a tip we’d had on an alleged scandal. After talking it over we agreed that if the tip were true, George Garrett would have already reported it.” George Garrett: Intrepid Reporter gives one newsperson’s firsthand account of some very memorable years of B.C.’s history.

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Local writers win 2019 Schemenauer Awards

Rita Dozlaw, winner of Award for Writing with a Nature Theme.

Dana Ramstedt, winner of Award for Writing with a Kamloops and Area Theme.

Dana Ramstedt of Pritchard and Rita Dozlaw of Kamloops received the 2019 Dr. Robert and Elma Schemenauer Writing Awards at the Interior Authors Group summer social held July 6, 2019. Dana Ramstedt won in the category Writing with a Kamloops and Area Theme. Her memoir “Wondrous Ways” tells of reluctantly moving from Langley to the Kamloops area, and then discovering she had breast cancer. Ramstedt came through these

experiences with a deep appreciation for the people of Kamloops, the area’s natural beauty, and God’s working in her life. One judge said Ramstedt’s memoir “shows very clearly the courage of a woman facing I would say extreme challenges. Even though I’ve not experienced what she went through, I still felt I was accompanying her on her journey. And like the author I too grew to love the beauty here that is not always transparent at first glance.”

Rita Dozlaw won in the category Writing Showing an Appreciation of Nature. Her poem “Lady Thompson” depicts the South Thompson River as a mysterious and beautiful lady. Particularly effective phrases in her poem include “scalloped hems of shore, ducks on parade, overhanging silver-grey Russian Olives.” One judge said “I find that there is great depth (pardon the pun) in Dozlaw’s description of a

river. Expressive moods, of the liquid energy of the stream, are melded with flora and fauna to blend into one inter-related nature scene.” This is Dozlaw’s second Dr. Robert and Elma Schemenauer Writing Award. In 2017 she won in the Nature category for her story “Rambunctious Tranquility.” To read the winning entries, please see https://elmams.wixsite. com/awards/2019winners.

Both the Kamloops Theme and Nature Theme Awards consist of a cash prize to the winner, a certificate, and a press release issued to local media. Accompanying each Award is a cash donation to the IAG to support its growth and educational activities. The yearly deadline for submissions is March 21. The Awards are privately sponsored by Dr. Robert and Elma Schemenauer. They are not given by the

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Let’s “Fix the Car” Submitted by Gary Miller, Retired Service Advisor, River City Nissan

I have been asked by many people about how to explain to a service advisor or vehicle repair person what your concerns are with your vehicle. Capturing information is the greatest benefit to enhance the repair process and success rate, so how can we “Fix the Car?” I have asked customers this simple question. What have you noticed with your vehicle that has follow manufacturer’s needs. They would be caused you to bring it in maintenance guides but happy to provide that for repair at this time— if your driving condition information. please tell me. does not match the Just to clear the My responsibility as a repair person is to schedule, have the repair air in reference to capture the owner’s shop work with you on a appointments, especially vehicle concerns, customized program to in larger repair outlets, confirm the requests meet your transportation the time given is not and communicate that information in a language that assists the technician. It is also to follow up when the servicing is completed before returning the vehicle to the owner. As a customer, when communicating with the advisor or technician, do not sign the repair order if you do not feel the information is accurate. Both the customer and the repair shop have a common goal, —Fix the Car,—so it is really beneficial if we work together! There are components on the vehicle that are repair sensitive like brakes, oil, air and compartment filters, tire wear,Competitive alignment, coolingpricing, convenient system flush and more.factory-trained technicians, scheduling, It is quite to Nissan Parts make Nissan andadvisable Genuine

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Submitted by Kim Grayston, Member of Kamloops Street Rod Association

Kim Grayston and his 1969 El Camino I joined Kamloops Street Rod Association in 2007. I bought a 1969 El Camino in 2006 and was talking to a friend of mine who was in the club who told me to come out to see what they were all about. I went and had a great time meeting so many new people, so I joined up! It’s one of the best decisions I have made. One thing I have found out about owning an old classic car is the stories that people tell you of when they had one similar to yours. We go to car shows together and it’s cool to drive out to an event with a group of classic cars and trucks almost like a parade. Also, these guys in the club have a wealth of knowledge of all kinds of cars. I know a bit, but have learned so much more from this great group of guys. They all have different backgrounds, so they know so much—everything from mechanical suspension, body paint, tire sizes with offset wheels, what fits and what doesn’t. They are more than

willing to help or pass along tips. The best thing is if you love cars, you are with people who share that love. This year, we have picked up three new members—two don’t even have a hot rod yet—they are looking for the right one. We host a car show on July 27th (Chrome on the Grass) which is a great event and have 180 cars on the roster. The event used to be held at Prince Charles Park but is now held at the Powwow Grounds. I love the diversity of cars that come to our show, from 1900 cars to modern cars, domestic to imports. I have even seen a car built in Brazil. I also love seeing younger generations getting into the car hobby world with their own take on what’s cool because there are so many ways to go high, low, fast, slow, rusty, shiny, quiet and loud. Different strokes for different folks! Come out to Chrome on the Grass and see what we’re all about. You won’t want to miss it.


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KSO 2019-2020 season celebrates Another how music enriches daily life Happy Canada The Kamloops Symphony is pleased to announce their 2019-2020 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 MakdissiWarren. 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, and 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

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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!” For full details about the KSO’s 43rd season, go to www. kamloopssymphony. com, or visit the KSO office at #6-510 Lorne Street (underneath the apartments in Station Plaza) to pick up a season brochure.

Submitted by Louise Louise Malahoff, Director, Kamloops Multicultural Society Another successful Canada Day-Folkfest celebration was held at Riverside Park on July 1, 2019. The Kamloops Multicultural Society was formed in 1975 and has been organizing the annual July 1 celebration every year since. For a few years “Ethnic Days” was held at Riverside Park, then Canada Day-Folkfest moved to McArthur Island for a number of years. Previously the Arts Council held Art in the Park on Father’s Day at Riverside Park. In 1993, the Arts Council joined with the Kamloops Multicultural Society to celebrate their event also on July 1 at Riverside Park. The Kamloops Multicultural Society wishes to thank the City of Kamloops for their assistance in sponsoring this event and all others who have assisted and attended to help make July 1st a truly Kamloops celebration. Next year the Kamloops Multicultural Society will celebrate its 45th anniversary and look forward to another successful event to be enjoyed by all.

A speedy start to the 18th VW Turtle River Race fundraiser for WCT! ‘Adopt’ a Turtle for the VW Turtle River Race for a chance to win great prize packages – over $15,000 in prizes to be won – and support Youth Education at Western Canada Theatre. Terry Lowe and the staff at Volkswagen of Kamloops have generously announced that the proceeds from the race will go to WCT’s Education program for the ninth year in a row. Through subsidized student matinees, Stage One Theatre School, and family shows for all ages, WCT opens young minds to new worlds and to new ways of learning, igniting imagination and ideas and encouraging self-expression. When you buy a VW Turtle River Race ticket, you not only help keep these important programs accessible for children aged 4 to 18, but you have the chance to win big, too! With the support of an

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Tips for sharing your home with an aging loved one No one, regardless of age, wants to consider that a day may come when they need to rely on loved ones to help them perform everyday activities, but millions of people serve as unpaid caregivers for their aging friends or family members. Many unpaid caregivers are pulling double duty, caring for their aging parents while also raising families of their own. While there’s no guarantee that aging men and women will require care, the likelihood grows as life expectancies increase. In Canada, according to the most recent demographic projections, one in five Canadians will be aged 65 and older by 2024 (StatsCanada, 2018). Families who are preparing to welcome an aging loved one into their homes may wonder how to make that transition go smoothly, especially if they have young children at home. Here are some suggestions to help

facilitate the process: • Speak with your loved one’s physicians so you can get a complete picture of their physical and mental condition. This can give you an accurate depiction of how much care your loved one needs now and how much they might need in the future if their condition worsens. • Discuss forthcoming changes as a family. Once you gain a full understanding of your loved one’s physical and mental condition and before this person moves into your home, discuss it with your family. Adding a new member to your household will affect everyone, so each member of the family, including young children, should be included when discussing how the family dynamic will change. Parents must recognize that even young children may be asked to make sacrifices to accommodate aging loved ones. Explain these sacrifices in advance and how important it

is to make an elder feel welcome when they move in. • Discuss conditions with children. Children may recognize their grandparents or elderly loved ones have physical limitations, but they likely won’t understand conditions such as dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Parents can ask a physician about how to explain cognitive decline to young children. Children may not recognize cognitive decline as readily as adults, so parents may need to discuss these conditions with their children periodically and/or if the conditions worsen. Millions of people across the globe welcome their elders into their homes when they can no longer care for themselves. Such caregiving changes family dynamics, and these changes should be discussed before and after a loved one moves in.

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Disaster stress: 4 tips for coping with wildfires, smoky skies

Jana Abetkoff, Director, Mental Health & Substance Use Network Editor’s note: So far this summer has been a reprieve from what we experienced in the two past summers in terms of wildfire dangers. August is just days away and there are no gurantees that the weather won’t change. It is important to be prepared. Smoke, evacuations, loss, worry – B.C.’s wildfires affect us all. If you are feeling stressed or anxious, you are not alone. The fear of having to flee your home, leave possessions behind and relocate can cause distress, fear and anxiety for you and your loved ones. Even the prospect of living with smoky skies during wildfire season can cause distress. It is normal to have these types of feelings react when experiencing an abnormal situation. No one can predict when or where a big wildfire will occur, so it’s best to think ahead about

how to stay mentally healthy this summer: 1. Prepare yourself and your family: Having a clear emergency plan and kit ready for your family, pets and livestock can ease your mind and allow you to focus on other needs. • Visit PreparedBC (www2.gov.bc.ca) for resources to help you understand the hazards in your location and then build a family emergency plan. • Visit BC Centre for Disease Control (www.bccdc.ca) for information on wildfire smoke and steps you can take to protect your health, both indoors and outdoors. 2. Take care of the basics: Stress takes a toll on our physical and mental health. Try to eat well and get enough sleep. Be kind to yourself. Give and accept support. Follow your daily routine. Take a break from disaster news coverage and from thinking and talking about disaster events. 3. Ask for help: Whether it’s with family, friends, a doctor or a counsellor – talking helps. Crisis lines are available to listen and help anytime – not just during a crisis. People with moderate to severe symptoms that last more than two to four weeks should consult a family physician, if available. Otherwise, reach out to your nearest Mental Health and Substance Use Centre. Symptoms may include: trouble

sleeping and eating; feeling depressed or hopeless; being anxious and fearful; having recurring thoughts or nightmares about the event; and avoiding activities or places that are reminders of the event. 4. Help others: Check in on older people and children. Coping may be more difficult for older adults living alone, those with mental health challenges, or those with few social supports. Reaching out to connect with them can be a big help. Children who have experienced previous wildfire evacuations or adverse health effects due to smoky skies may need help from adults who provide care for them. The Canadian Mental Health Association provides Mental Health Tips For You and Your Family. If you are struggling right now, confidential support and crisis lines are available 24/7: KUU-US (Nuu-chahnulth) Indigenous Line at 1-800-558-8717; Interior BC Crisis Line at 1-888-353-2273; and Provincial Crisis Line 1-800-SUICIDE (7842433). Visit http://gov.bc.ca/ naturaldisasterhealth for more resources to cope with wildfire and natural disaster stress. Community talks, hosted by the Canadian Mental Health Association, will also take place in select communities throughout Interior Health this summer, visit BCDisasterStress.ca for more information.


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Chase has something for everyone Choose Chase this summer for a taste of the Shuswap, and a genuine small town experience! There is lots to see and do in Chase this summer, from music to outdoor activities to a quiet downtown stroll to a special coffee and pastry there are several places to enjoy in Chase. And do you have children? We have amenities to keep the kiddies entertained including a Splash Pad, a skatepark, playgrounds and a summer recreation program with too many different themes and activities to mention! Every Tuesday evening in July and August, at 7 p.m., enjoy free live music at our Music on the Lake Series. Held

in beautiful Memorial Park, right by the Little Shuswap Lake, all you need to bring is a lawn chair. Organized by the Chase and District Festival Society with the support of the Village of Chase, local community businesses and individuals, this event is popular, relaxing and rejuvenating. Cornstock is one of Chase’s most popular special events to celebrate all things Corn and the lovely Village of Chase. Join us at Memorial Park on Tuesday August 13, 2019 for a fun-filled event for the whole family, sponsored this year by Interior Savings. Games, hot buttered corn, food

trucks, local crafts and artisans all join to make this special event a hit for all ages. And for the outdoor enthusiasts among you, there are many hiking trails in close proximity to Chase, including the Scatchard Mountain trails which bring you to a lookout overseeing the lovely Village from a bird’s eye view. The Chase Falls are very popular for visitors from many places around the world, and several other trails are only a 20 minute drive away including the historical Flume trail and the Adams River trails. Consider bringing your kayak to Chase and launching at one of our

Choose Chase for a Taste of the Shuswap!

Experience a genuine small town experience in Chase this summer. From music to outdoor adventure to a stroll downtown while visiting the variety of shops and eateries, there is something for everyone to enjoy!

two boat launches for a leisurely paddle in the sun. And of course, the Treetop Flyers Zipline experience allows you to fly among the trees in

Chase Creek canyon – exhilarating! The Village of Chase boasts some lovely small restaurants and cafes, unique shops,

regular daily amenities and an atmosphere of openness and welcoming. Experience Chase one weekend soon, you won’t be disappointed.

AFFORDABLE SENIORS LIVING IN CHASE BC Our seniors residence, in the beautiful lakeside community of Chase, is just steps away from shopping and services including a medical clinic, drugstore, grocery, banks and the library. The conveniences of a larger centre are right here in the neighbourhood. Private suites, all meals, weekly housekeeping, 24/7 security and a social calendar are all included in your monthly fee. Parkside Community also offers licensed assisted living services for those requiring personal care services. Whether upon move in or at a later date, access to various levels of support in accordance to your needs means just one move. Ease of living, it’s all here at Parkside Community!

Music on the Lake Series 7pm Tuesdays in Aug | Cornstock Aug 13

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Those happy days of summer

“Remember to be gentle with yourself and others. We are all children of chance and none can say why some fields will blossom while others lay brown beneath the August sun.” ~ Kent Nerburn

Submitted by Penny Ouchi Hard to believe, one month of summer is almost gone. Chair Fitness and Mahjong will be taking a break for the month of August and resuming the beginning of September. Chair Yoga, Table Tennis and many of the card games are continuing throughout the summer. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call if you are not sure if your particular program is happening during the summer. Modern Square Dance Lessons will begin again on Thursday, September 12th, 2019 at 7 p.m. for 10 weeks. No partner necessary - just come out and join in the fun. Thompson Valley Stars’ Club is offering a FREE Square Dance intro & dessert night to singles and couples on September 12th and 19th. Modern, popular and country music is featured. It’s a great exercise for the mind and body. Come on out and make lifelong friends and have fun Thursday evenings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. High Country Achievers Toastmasters continues to meet on Thursday evenings at the Centre at 7 p.m. Come meet some new people. NOTE: For the months of July and August we will be closed on Mondays. The Ladies Auxiliary Gift Shoppe will also be closed on Mondays for July and August. Our usual Tuesday and Thursday night dinners at 5:30 p.m. will be continuing throughout the summer. Menus for the month are available at the front reception desk, feel free to drop by and pick one up. Make your reservation early by calling 250-372-5110. Come on down and meet our new cook, Cheryl. She’s sure to please your appetite. It’s time once again to mark your calendar for our Annual Fall Fair. This family fun event will take place on Saturday, September 14th. Everyone is invited to enter an exhibit of their choice for judging. Entry forms are available at the front desk. Some ideas are baking, canning, fancywork, floral creations, fruits and vegetables from your garden, art, woodwork, Lego creations and quilting to name a few. Mark your calendar and plan to attend this fun filled day with entertainment and food galore. Have a wonderful month and we hope you will join us soon at the Seniors’Community Centre @ Desert Gardens for some fun and socialization. Everyone is welcome. Until next month enjoy this hot summer sunshine as too soon it will turn to those colourful leaves of autumn.

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AUGUST 2019 Calendar of Events SUNDAY

MONDAY

Centre Hours: Tue-Fri: 8:30 am - 4pm Weddings & private functions: Anytime! EVERY SUNDAY

Home Support Services

• House Cleaning

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Oasis Cafe: Open Mon-Fri: 8:30 am until 1 pm Dinner Tue/Thu 5:30 pm

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BC Day KAMLOOPS BLAZERS EVERY WEDNESDAY7 5 BOOSTER CLUB DINNER 6 EVERY MONDAY Coffee Club 10 am 6:30 PM Weightwatchers 5:30 pm Chair Yoga 11 am EVERY TUESDAY Scrabble 1 pm Coffee Club 10 am Two Toonie Tea Weightwatchers 11:30 am 2:30 pm Kiwanis Club 11:45 am Grape Vine 12 pm Bridge 1 pm 13 12 14 SCC Dinner 5:30 pm Table Tennis 7 pm

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Hello August! Submitted by Cathryn Oginski

your questions answered by the Funeral Professionals in this FAQ talk that promises to be light-hearted and fun with door prizes and refreshments. A big thank you goes out to all our volunteers who help out not just during the summer but all year round. Without the help from people like our volunteers, things wouldn’t run as smoothly. If you yourself would like to become a volunteer in either the Maple Room coffee area or our front desk, please stop by the office during operating hours or call 250-3764777. We would love to hear from you! We will be returning shortly to our fall schedule in September with activities such as Bridge, Dance with Me and the Kamloops Adult Learning classes starting up. If interested in a certain activity, please come by the office or give us a call at 250-376-4777 to verify the dates of the activities you are interested in. Until next month, I bid you Adieu.

Happy B.C Day everyone! We hope everyone is having a great summer and enjoying these warm and thankfully not smoky days. We wish to remind all that the North Shore Community Centre will be closed Monday August 5 so staff can enjoy the long weekend along with everyone else, but come on down for the remaining days in the month and get in some stretching with Fitness Fun for Seniors on Tuesdays or Fridays or ramp up your heartrate with some fancy moves in Zumba with Laurie Monday and Wednesday evenings. If quiet yoga is more your style, stop in on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the morning and join Yoga or Chair Yoga with Warren. We invite you to mark down Wednesday August 21 from 2 till 3:30 p.m. on your calendar and come over to the North Shore Community Centre for a seminar being put on by Joanie Dunn with the First Memorial Funeral Services. This free info session covers what to expect when you come into the Funeral Home after a death and how you can protect your loved ones both emotionally and financially. Get

Summer Staycation

GIVEAWAY CONTEST We’re giving away great local prizes all summer! From the following:

• City of Kamloops (swim passes) • 4CATS • Holiday Inn • BC Wildlife Park • Western Canada Theatre

Mail or drop off your entry to: The Connector, 1365B Dalhousie Dr, Kamloops, BC, V2C 5P6 or email your details with “Staycation contest” to win@connectornews.ca. *Weekly random draw from entries submitted for the contest. One entry per person. Enter by Friday, August 16. Draws will take place on Fridays, August 2, 9 and 16. Prizes must be accepted as awarded. Winners will be called to arrange pick up of their prize.

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Ph: 250-376-4777 • Fx: 250-376-4792 E-mail: info@nsccs.ca 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday

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FRIDAY 1

Diabetic Clinic 8:30 am Cribbage 1 pm Duplicate Bridge 7 pm

BC Day

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Warren’s Yoga 9 am Whole Health Care 9 am Chair Yoga 10:30 am Carpet Bowling 12:45 pm Surg-Med Repairs 1 pm Zumba 6:15 pm

13 Fitness Fun for Seniors 1:15 pm Ukulele 1:30 pm

20 Fitness Fun for Seniors 1:15 pm Ukulele 1:30 pm

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Footcare 8:30 am 7 Whole Health Care 9 am Warren’s Yoga 9 am Chair Yoga 10:30 am Carpet Bowling 12:45 pm Weightwatchers 5 pm Zumba 6:15 pm

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Warren’s Yoga 9 am Hair by Loreen 9 am Chair Yoga 10:30 am Fitness Fun for Seniors 10:30 am

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One month to the 55+ BC Games – Zone 8 gets set Submitted by Linda Haas Participants are in full preparation mode to fulfill the Games motto: For Life, Sport and Friends Important reminder: 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. One new update: Due to higher numbers, the Table Tennis venue has changed to the Kelowna Memorial Arena, 1424 Ellis Street. Zone 8 participation numbers reflect Kelowna’s

Revelstoke Seniors

Phone: 250-837-9456 www.revelstokeseniors.ca

AUGUST 2019 Calendar of Events SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

Genealogy 1pm

BC Day

Bingo 1 pm Bridge 7 pm

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proximity and the fact it is the only B.C. qualifier for the Canada Senior Games which will be held for the first time in this province, taking place in Kamloops in August, 2020. We’ll be cheering on some 463 participants in: 8-ball, 7; Archery, 3; Badminton, 1; Bridge, 8; Carpet Bowling, 9; Crib, 14; Cycling, 8; Darts, 12; Dragon Boat, 67; Equestrian, 9; 5-pin Bowling, 10; Floor Curling, 12; Golf, 32; Hockey, 44; Horseshoes, 6; Ice Curling, 16; Lawn Bowling, 13; Mountain Biking, 5; Pickleball, 57; Slo-Pitch, 26; Snooker, 3; Soccer, 25; Sturling (stick curling), 4; Swimming, 14; Table Tennis, 13; Tennis, 14; Track & Field, 25; Triathlon, 3; Whist, 2 Train on, participants,

and supporters, plan to come and cheer on Zone 8 active 55+ folks. Socialization and enjoyment are a big part of the 55+ B.C. Games for everyone! We are looking for nominations for Zone 8 Secretary, Treasurer, and Vice-President, elections to be held at the Oct. 17 AGM. Please contact Peter Hughes, 778471-1805 or zone8pres. peterhughes@shaw.ca if interested. There is no general meeting in August, although training and conditioning, physically and mentally, continue in all sports and recreational activities. Enjoy the summer, stay active, and keep healthy! One sage senior commented: Getting old is easy. Having fun at it is the real trick!

Genealogy 1pm

Carpet 8 7 9 Bowling 9 am Billiards 9 am Coffee Drop-in Senior Exercise Senior Exercise Crib 1 pm 9:30 am 10 am 10 am Ballroom Dance Ballroom Dance

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Genealogy 1pm

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BC Day

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13 Lounge Open 2 pm - 7 pm

20 Lounge Open 2 pm - 7 pm

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AUGUST 2019 Calendar of Events TUESDAY

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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

Royal Canadian Legion Br. #52 MONDAY

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FRIDAY

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Chair Fitness 10 am Rentals only 4 pm Lunch 11:30 am - 1 pm BINGO 6 pm Euchre 1:15 pm

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BC Day

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Brock Activity Centre

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Billiards 9 am Coffee Drop-in Senior Exercise Senior Exercise Crib 1 pm 9:30 am 10 am 10 am Ballroom Dance Ballroom Dance Drop-in 7 pm

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Billiards 9 am Coffee Drop-in Senior Exercise Senior Exercise Crib 1 pm 9:30 am 10 am 10 am Ballroom Dance Ballroom Dance

Bingo 1 pm Bridge 7 pm

Meat Draw 2:30 pm

“On the Auto Mile”

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Lounge Open 12 pm - 7 pm

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Lounge Open 12 pm - 7 pm Meat Draw 2:30 pm

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Staff changes at CSI Kamloops Shuswap Lake Senior Citizens Society

31 Hudson Ave. NE, Box 1552 Salmon Arm, V1E 4M6 P: 250-832-3015 E: drop31@telus.net

AUGUST 2019 Calendar of Events SUNDAY

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DROP-IN POOL & CARDS Mon • Tue • Thur • Fri 10 am - 2 pm 4

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Elder Services By referral only

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

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

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

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McFayden to our CSI team as our Food Services Coordinator. She brings a wide range of experience, passion, and energy to the position. Brenda Prevost has switched hats and is now Operations Manager. This change will allow her the opportunity to focus more of her time on senior advocacy, and the further success of the society including the development of affordable senior housing. Come visit us in the Brock Shopping Centre, 9-A 1800 Tranquille Road, or at our Northills Mall location. 778-4706000. www.csikamloops.ca

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The Centre for Seniors Information (CSI) is pleased to announce that we have made a couple of internal changes to our management staff. Brandi Allen who has a strong background in leadership, community support work, and non-profit management, has moved into the position of Executive Director. Camille Godin who was instrumental in our Neighbourhood Kitchen has recently expanded her education and will be filling the role of Executive Assistant. We would like to welcome Kansas

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Whist 10 am Keep Fit 10:45 am Social Bridge 1 pm Table Tennis 2 pm Crib 7 pm

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Sentimentally speaking

August 2019

Page 20

by Rita Joan Dozlaw

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Jillian called to the new friend, who had such an unusual name, “Precious, I was just thinking how fitting your name is… since you’ve shown up in my life just when I need you.” The new friend’s only response was to sway about as though she too was pleased to have met such a cool girl as Jillian. They chummed together often, over many years, and one day decided between them that it was time for Jillian to pass her decades-old wedding gown to an engaged member of her family. It was nothing more, nothing less than a kindly gesture which delighted everyone. Meanwhile, the happy-go-lucky gal with the unusual name landed a super gig. Knowing how to win accolades, with flair she pulled out all the stops and danced to the best songs ever. Her exciting life of shuffling around in a sort of ‘Lala-land’ interrupted her friendship with Jillian. They eventually lost track of each other. Occasionally Jill wondered about her sassy, fun-loving friend’s welfare; even suspected that, with age and the hoopla gone from her life, perhaps Precious had become a recluse burdened with melancholia. Jillian missed popping in for hugs, but all she could do was hope to find her phone number in the book. It wasn’t there. The actual situation with Precious was she resided just out of town with a relative. In moments of sentimental reflection, Jillian thought of the good times with Precious. In ’59, around the time Jillian was planning her wedding to Jake, Precious was quite involved. She had attended the wedding, and the handsome groom had grabbed up his beautiful bride Jill and her party-happy friend Precious and celebrated by swinging them around in the softly-lit hall. In recent days, Jillian looked at it this way: A couple’s forever-vows are binding and also, poignant in relationships of endearment, are the bonds between friends. In losing a good friend, an element of blame crept into Jillian’s guilty heart; for, her perception was that she had failed her friend. Unbeknownst to most folks, Precious was disillusioned by certain living conditions and planned to move out. When a knock came at the door where she lived, she eves-dropped on her relative’s conversation with the stranger in the doorway. She realized the whispering had an auspicious tone to it. Are they saying I’m not washed up like an old wrinkled has-been? A bit later that day, sure enough, the next thing Precious knew was that all

things treasured got packed up with her name on one of the boxes—for the big kerfuffle—moving out day. Approaching a gracious landlady at a new temporary residence, Precious was welcomed royally and shown to the ‘Victorian Room’, a fine boudoir with elegant décor. The lady of the house fussed with the clumpy pillows to make room on the gussied bed for the tenant. Then, she wrote a note which read: “Dear Precious: I feel a need to write to you. I am mulling your fate over in my mind and hope your future arrangements please you. In the meantime, enjoy your stay.” She added a post script: “P.S. Someone you once knew has been in touch and will visit. Rest now, little beauty.” Precious curled up tightly on the bed. Could it be that she would no longer be stifled, and a new freedom would put the perk back into her pale presence? Could she see herself finally straightening her slumped shoulders, flaring those retrofashioned skirts and finding stability in life? After all, Precious certainly deserved as much in those favorably-changing times. Only days later, the kind land-lady opened the door to Jillian. Rushing down the hall and entering the Victorian room, Jillian was oblivious to her friend’s presence. Instead, side-tracked by a large box with blue and red trim, she gravitated to the foot of the bed; for, the box was open. It beckoned to Jillian because her dear friend’s name, ‘P r e c i o u s’, was on it. Jillian collapsed beside the box and curiously man-handled its crinkled tissue paper which poked out bursting the scent of mint into the room. Snooping further, she choked as she wiped hot tears with the back of the hand wearing the gold band. Suddenly, she experienced a flashback: She was hugging a new friend at a moment when she needed her most—to play a significant role in her wedding. Trembling and unable to utter her joy, Jillian reached into the box and lifted the hefty bundle out. Stepping from her sundress, she stepped into the long-lost, summer-white wedding gown which she’d once given away. With the grace of a cloud in a summer sky, she floated over to the full-length mirror and stared at the bridelike woman in the reflection—who looked back with radiance as if to say, this is like us getting married to Jake again… as we did in ‘59. In was a magical moment when Jill saw the image of a bride. The guttural gasps from her own throat were sensations she’d

never brought forth before. “Oh, Precious, you’re back with me, with us!” She hugged herself; hugged Precious’ bosom; circled before the mirror and cried, “You’re ravishing as ever. Welcome home.” Epilogue: Although the aging process is kind to Jillian, she’s not getting any younger—while the antique wedding gown, aka ‘Precious’, boasts that her six decades of ageless beauty-secrets lie in one woman’s rites of passage. Having gone full circle adorning two brides of different generations in the family, sentimentally speaking, saucy Precious returned to her favorite one in time to be spirited away inside a pillow case to Lake Tahoe. Jillian wore the wedding gown she always called ‘Precious’, as a gift of surprise to her beloved Jake. The golden jubilee celebration of their fiftieth anniversary aboard the Tahoe Queen, an authentic paddle wheeler, bonded them forever. All three danced in the Crystal Ballroom… for old times’ sake.

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Continued from page 3 who found out their care home in Kamloops had been bought by the communist Chinese Government, and for workers and their families dealt devasting blows by the closures and cutbacks of softwood lumber mills in our region. I am looking forward to seeing you over the summer months leading up to the election and would be honoured to continue serving as your Member of Parliament.

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Word games Lately I’ve noticed the world is full of catch words and sayings with assumed pearls of absolute wisdom. I have balked at them over time because I can always think of exceptions to the stated rule but sometimes they hit my feelings and thinking dead on and help me through a rough patch in my life. I don’t just mean overused

Page 23 phrases like “at the end of the day” or “let me get this straight” but single words that become relegated to cliché status by overuse and simplistic answers to complicated problems. Words like wholeness, toxic, narcissistic, authentic, and many others that qualify for a day after day appearance on Facebook pages, television screens and multimedia until we’re either sick to death of them, or they become meaningless. Alternatively, we put our faith in them far too deeply and absolutely sometimes trying to short circuit an essential component of resolving our feelings before we think positive.

And maybe not every wound we receive can be resolved by positivity. My mother was the master of clichés and aphorisms and they were a huge part of my growing up; the first eleven years of my life were spent in Coronation Street and so much of my psyche and waking verbal life was riddled with cliches; I revert to them when I’m excited or stressed. When things went belly up in our house, my mother’s axioms were there to glue things together. But writers worth their salt know a good writer doesn’t use clichés. You might as well tie me up and gag me if you ask me not to use them though it might be a good idea. The word I’m currently

The barber asked: “Whatever happened to Murray?” six bags of chips the other day?” says the grocer. The insurance agent says “Was Murray offended when I joked that his first driver’s licence must have been carved in slate?” Sadly, the barber, the grocer and the insurance agent may never know what happened to Murray. They may never know why he stopped dealing We’re creatures of with them. habit and we tend The fact is, Murray to form and keep died. For a number relationships. Even if we of reasons the family only see our favourite decided not to put barber once a month, an obituary in the or our grocer once a paper. I’ve had many week or our insurance clients comment that agent once a year, it’s “Everyone already a nice habit or ritual, knows that Murray is and it’s part of the way gone…it’s on Facebook.” we go through life. So, aside from his And, believe it or not, family and social media these people don’t just friends, many people serve you, they notice will not know that you, Murray! They may Murray is gone. even look forward to Believe it or not, a lot seeing you. Perhaps of people look at the it’s your quirky laugh, obituary column each or maybe it’s the way week. This includes you ask about their Murray’s barber, grocer day. Whatever it is, you and insurance agent. probably make more of If they see Murray’s an impression than you photo they will read realize. his obituary. They will And then one day, notice. It will matter you vanish. Gone. to them. They will The barber says “Was probably tell their it something I said? family and some of their Did Murray not like co-workers that Murray the way I trimmed his is gone. They may even eyebrows last month?” share a memorable “Did I offend Murray story of Murray. In when he bought those their own way, they will

Celebrate Murray’s Life! Newspaper obituaries are being replaced by trendy social media programs. It can cost about $100 to place a little notice in the local paper, and the cost goes up with the size of the obituary. On the other hand, social media is ‘free’. Now, I like a bargain as much as anyone, and so it seemed to make sense to use the social media option. Recently, however, one of my downtown barbers (I have three barbers – two downtown and one on the North Shore) pointed out all the Murrays she’s known. The ones who visited her faithfully for years and then stopped coming one day. She asked me to encourage you to consider asking your family to place a small obituary in the paper when your time comes. It doesn’t have to be elaborate, lengthy or cost a fortune. Just a way for her, the grocer and the insurance agent (among others) to connect with your memory. In the meantime, my barber promises to pay extra attention when she trims your eyebrows from now on.

intrigued with is “wholeness” because I’ve become whole in the last five years. On social media, it is unclear what wholeness means and it’s actually quite new and unfamiliar as a concept but it’s often associated with reconciling with our vulnerabilies, human imperfection and healing. I suppose it might mean embracing brokenness that is an integral part of the human condition. In our hearts we know something is crazy about the way we’re treating ourselves that’s echoed in the way we treat other people and the planet we live on. Some say we have broken faith with both ourselves and Mother Earth. Claiming our reality and where we have come from makes us whole with the complexity and tragedy of all aspects of human life not just the good stuff.

Dissolving boundaries between brokenness and joy, seeing them as interconnected, might be at the very heart of attaining wholeness. If we could love ourselves and others with compassion and recognize our universal human nature, the whole web of life would be better off. I witness oppressed groups devalued and struggling to be heard vie for attention and validation from a position of competition and dominance and it must feel discouraging and overwhelming. We need a new way of thinking that stops dividing people and the more-than-human world, pitting one against

another and segregating them. Our difficulties and problems are a whole, not an Indigenous problem over here, immigration/ refugee problem over here, homelessness problem downtown or harmful actions to the land and atmosphere of earth. Each deserves attention. We know there is more than enough to go around but lack a functional way to distribute it equitably. Perhaps we become whole when we look at the deeper picture recognizing the innate value of every other human being and interconnectedness with each other and the world we live in.

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Nearly 49,000 Canadians are being treated for kidney failure. If you are one of those people, the Kamloops Kidney Support Group is here for you. We meet on the second Wednesday and the second Saturday of every month. We will meet both days 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 and offer our support, whether you are pre-dialysis or on dialysis, a kidney donor or a recipient, a family member, or anything in between. For more information, call Edna Humphreys at 250-376-6361 or Dorothy Drinnan at 250-573-2988. Lawn Bowl on the North Shore at Beautiful McArthur Island.  Lawn Bowling is low impact, easy to learn and very affordable.   There is something for everyone; drop-in social bowling; leagues and tournaments; provincials and 55+ Games.  Lawn Bowl free August and September when you pay 2020 membership fees. McArthur Park Lawn Bowling Club welcomes you.  Contact Brenda at 250 579-5775 or Ron 250 319-3255

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Senior Curlers - 50+ curlers are welcome at McArthur Island Curling Club. If you once a curler, you will be surprised to see the various curling adaptations that allow people of all ages to curl.  It is easy to stay active, make friends and have fun. If you have curled before, it is time to get back into it.   If you are a new curler, you may want to try the “Learn to Curl” Program or talk to any of our experienced curlers for a “try it”.  Spares are also needed.  Senior curlers curl Tuesday and Thursday mornings.  Call Dan or Toni at 250 376-4104 or Brenda 250 579-5775 or Ken at 778 470-4402 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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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.

27 - Chrome on the Grass at Powwow Grounds, July 31 - A&W Valleyview, Aug 7 - A&W Northshore, Aug 10 - Hot Nite in the City, Aug 14 -KSRA Meeting at Valleyview Hall, Aug 21 - A&W Valleyview, Aug 28 - A&W Northshore. FMI call Rae at 250-374-5251 or Brian at 250-851-0586.

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.

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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.

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.

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competitive. There is a huge social component in our club, and there is no team commitment since we have an open draw. For more information call Bruce or Laurel at 250-554-5177 or email bclary@hotmail.co .

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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

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.

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August 2019 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 250-3722737 or 250-573-4632. Kamloops Heritage Model Railroad Club meets on the first Friday of each month at 7 p.m. Come and investigate a great hobby. Call 250-554-3233 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 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,

Page 25 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 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

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McArthur Park Lawn Bowling Club has been part of beautiful McArthur Island since 1987. People of all ages gather several evenings a week and weekends to lawn bowl, socialize and have fun. Lawn Bowling is low impact and very easy to learn. Similar to ice curling and bocce, it attracts both young and senior players and men and women of all abilities and fitness levels. McArthur Park offers something for everyone; drop-in social bowling and barbecues, leagues and tournaments with a little competitiveness, and Provincials, 55+ Games, and Nationals for the more serious bowler. McArthur Park Lawn Bowling Club membership fees are very affordable and offers fun times from May to September. Contact Brenda at 250 579-5775 or Ron at 250 319-3255.

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.

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It started with a phone call. The kind of call that makes a pastor’s heart go pitter pat. In a good way. “I’m thinking about checking your church out. What time is your service on Sunday?” After sailing through a short conversation about the service time and the church, we finally hit some turbulence. “Well, God certainly isn’t blessing your church. You support homosexuality and the Bible is clear about it being wrong.” The conversation didn’t end with the phone call. It continued later in the month as we were winding down our booth at last August’s Pride Festival, when not only did the caller show up at our booth, but he brought three friends along to double down on us for being wrong. Two came through and engaged us in conversation, then as they walked away two

more came in to continue the harassment. I struggle with any form of faith that presumes to know the only way to God, and I find it especially difficult when someone’s faith seems to omit love as the basic element. Jesus summarized all the law with the commandment to love God and to love neighbour. In fact, the Bible has more to say about judgmentalism and presuming to know the mind of God than about homosexuality as it is defined in today’s world. Arguing Scripture texts and interpretations rarely changes anyone’s mind on an issue, though. That oft quoted text from 1 Corinthians 13 helps to define love for us, using words like patient, kind, longsuffering, not irritable or resentful. It also says “… if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing,” and “love does not insist on its own way.” To me this need to define who is right and who is wrong is dangerous. It seems based in fear rather than love – and eyes turned south of the border reveal

what happens where fear invites hate to follow. Imagine a world where we look at one another and see a fellow human being doing the best they can, where we acknowledge that we are all essentially the same. That skin colour, ethnicity, country of origin, economic status, sexuality, and all those other “differences” don’t matter – and are no longer the means by which we judge the value of another human being. Jalaludin Rumi, 13th century poet and spiritual leader, captures the essence of this with this poem: Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase “each other” doesn’t make any sense. The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep. You must ask for what you really want. Don’t go back to sleep. People are going back and forth across the

doorsill where the two worlds touch. The door is round and open. Don’t go back to sleep. Out beyond those ideas of who’s right and who’s wrong, who’s in and who’s out, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. There, in that field, we can sit together and talk. We can look beyond our differences to see that our hearts are the same. In fact, I know just the field. The Pride Festival is happening this year on Sunday, August 25th. We’ll be there in the field beside Stuart Wood School, loving all our neighbours and honoring the LGBTQ2S community. We’d love to meet you there. 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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KAMLOOPS FARMERS MARKET – Setup, Closing, and Info Booth Volunteers – Duties include helping set up the market in the morning and help, tearing down the market, and helping at the info booth. REPAIR CAFÉ – Fixer and General Help Volunteers- Fixer volunteers will teach clients how to repair items they bring in. Helpers will show people where to go and how to register items. 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. MS SOCIETY OF CANADA – MS Ambassador – Volunteer positions include Government Relations and Advocacy, Fund Development, Research and Programs and Services, and Public Awareness. CANADIAN RED CROSS – Help Technician (18+) - Volunteers will ensure that clients receive equipment that is of the highest standard of safety by inspecting, cleaning, and disinfecting equipment and by adjusting

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Not ready for primetime? Many Canadian Boomers worry about a retirement savings shortfall Canadian Boomers aged 50+ share one big concern as they approach retirement, regardless of their personal wealth: they haven’t saved enough money. What does differ, however, is the amount they are hoping to save. According to the Boomers surveyed for the latest RBC Retirement Myths & Realities poll, conducted by Ipsos, the savings gap varies widely. On average, those with investable assets of $100,000+ want to save $949,000 and so far, are falling over $275,000 short. Those with investable assets of less than $100,000 want to save, on average, $574,000 and are over $500,000 away from their goal. (Investable assets typically include cash, bank account funds, retirement account funds, etc.) What’s not clear is how realistic either of these savings goals are. “When you peel back the layers, many Boomers worry about their savings shortfall because they just don’t know where to start,” comments Rick Lowes, About the 2019 RBC Retirement Myths & Realities Poll These are the findings of the RBC 2019 Retirement Myths and Realities Poll, conducted by Ipsos between April 2 to 8, 2019. For the overall survey, a sample of 2,000 Canadians aged 50+ was interviewed via the Ipsos I-Say panel and non-panel sources. Quotas and weighting were applied to ensure that the sample’s composition reflects that of the adult population according to Census data and to provide results intended to approximate the sample universe. For this release, the data referenced is among a sample of 900 aged 50+ who are pre-retirees with investable assets of $100K or more, and 100 aged 50+ who are pre-retirees with investable assets of less than $100K. The credibility of Ipsos online polls is measured using a credibility interval. In this case the results are considered accurate to within ±3.5 percentage points, 19 times out of 20, for the full sample of pre-retired Boomers, ±3.7 percentage points for those with investable assets of $100K+, and ±11.2 percentage points for those with investable assets of less than $100K.

Vice-President, Retirement Strategy, RBC. “The best approach is to start with expectations including: the lifestyle you hope to lead in retirement, retirement income options, and then build a plan to get you there.” There are also a number of actions you can take ahead of retirement, including: • Choosing whether to delay applying for your Canadian Pension Plan (CPP; QPP in Quebec) and Old Age Security (OAS) once you become eligible, to benefit from increased payments at a later age • Determining all the sources of income you’ll be able to draw upon in retirement • Taking full advantage of your RRSP and TFSA options • Ensuring you have taxsmart strategies and the right investments – and asset mixes – to help maximize your savings The RBC poll found that not-yet-retired Boomers¹ are considering a number of options to boost their retirement income,

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7 high-tech reasons you should finally deal with your hearing loss 1 They’re cool, sleek, discreet and virtually invisible. New technologies are all about function, style, and effortless living. The latest hearing aids offer all three. The designs are incredibly attractive with smooth, modern contours. And they’re much smaller than even conventional Bluetooth earpieces. Many of the latest hearing aids are so tiny, they sit discreetly and comfortably inside the ear canal, out of sight. You might say that aesthetically, hearing aids have had a complete makeover.

accordingly. For the record, it’s not by chance that the latest state-of-the-art hearing aids are so adaptable to changing noise scenarios. Recordings of virtually every imaginable listening situation have been used to create algorithms and “train” these amazing minicomputers for your ears. They capture the natural richness and variation of speech, so it’s easier to follow the conversation wherever you are. Let’s face it, one of the most pesky aspects of not hearing as well as you once did is not catching everything people are saying. New technologies not only help you decipher speech details in music and noise, but they better preserve and clarify the more subtle sounds of language — like the consonants B, S, F, T, and Z — so you can really follow what someone is saying. No faking. You can hear from all directions — even when scoping out what’s in the fridge. Advanced directional microphone technology lets you hear from the back and side — something really important when driving a car. But it also makes it easier to hear voices more clearly in other everyday settings — like when your head is in the fridge and your significant other is talking at your back. Yes, that’s one great feature. Digital, Bluetooth, and wireless capabilities keep you connected when it counts. Digital, wireless hearing aids are the now the norm. That means many new technologies let you stream sound directly into your hearing aids — at the perfect volume — from your smartphone, laptop, conference-room speakerphone, home entertainment system, and other Bluetooth devices. Music, phone calls, podcasts, videos, whatever you listen to through your iPhone (or iPad and iPod for that matter), you can listen to through many hearing aids. Some even let you control the volume and other personalized sound settings with an app on your smartphone. Several types of wireless accessories give you a listening boost by bridging the gap between you and the speaker, making it easier to hear in loud or large places. Using a wireless minimicrophone — with cool, contoured designs, some even looking like a pen— placed on the restaurant or conference-room table, or near anyone you want to hear, makes it feel like they’re speaking directly and clearly into your ears, no matter how noisy the setting. You adjust the volume.

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