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By Myleen Mallach, Publisher We have some great events and many activities happening in our local parks. Pickleball in Pioneer Park to Tai Chi in Lions Park to off leash beach time in Christie Memorial Park’s fenced off dog beach, we really do live in a beautiful place with lots of options to enjoy. The “Play in the Park” kick off event joins Myleen Mallach, Owner/Publisher with the “Market in the Park” on June Okanagan Matters Publications 6th in Centennial Park. Cheer on the little triathletes in the Pharmasave Junior Triathlon on June 16th in Kenyon Park. Plus, the ever popular “Music in the Park” returns to Centennial Park on June 17th. Be sure to enjoy our parks this June!
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Market In The Park By Elaine Chernoff The Wednesday Afternoon “Market in the Park” returned to Centennial Park in Okanagan Falls on May 23rd. The market runs from 4-7 pm every Wednesday. Volunteer organizers recently met with several vendors to discuss how everyone could be involved to create a successful venue. With new ideas and enthusiasm, it became clear that the market would also create an opportunity for new friendships, as many vendors are new to Okanagan Falls or live out of town. To date, over 15 vendors have committed to supporting the weekly market. We anticipate new items each week, as not all vendors will set up each Wednesday. You can expect to see farm and garden products, leather goods, jewelry, art work, crafts, baking and home based businesses. The market will grow when more produce is available and when different vendors join us. Working together with vendors and residents of Okanagan Falls, we recognized a common goal of wanting to create a “community” within the market environment and to embrace our diversity. On Wednesday, June 6th, from 4-7 pm, Centennial Park will be full of activities, music, food and games hosted by the Older Adult “Play in the Park” program, as well as Market in the Park with vendors selling goods and services. (Details listed in Skaha Matters and posters around town.) Please share this information with friends and neighbours, even those from out of town, and make it an outing! Remember, the Legion is cooking up chicken wings on Wednesdays, and just a block away, North or South, there’s great Chinese Food and super ice-cream. The volunteer firemen come out and practice on Wednesday evenings as well. If you’re interested in joining us as a vendor, please phone/text Vivian at 250-462-7579.
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thereby reducing the risk of drinking water contamination to other lakefront residents. This meant building a dyke of gabion baskets and sandbags to a height of about six feet above the normal high water level, along the shoreline in front of the nine strata homes. As I write this column on May 22nd, the residents of these nine homes have just been ordered to evacuate their homes, because the stability of the shoreline dyke is in doubt, and it could fail with little notice. Meanwhile, at their Annual Meeting held on May 20th, members of the Lower Nipit Improvement District debated a resolution that requests the Province to review LNID’s mandate, as it does not provide any legal authority or capacity to protect properties or to ensure the safety of drinking water to homes along the Twin Lakes Waterway. So, the saga continues ... ! Area ‘D’ Division is Now Final ~ I am pleased to report that the proposed division of Electoral Area ‘D’ into two parts; a new and smaller Area ‘D’ on the east side of the Okanagan watershed and a similar Area ‘I’ on the west side has now been approved by the Provincial Cabinet, and given Royal Assent by the Lieutenant Governor on April 29th. Preparations will soon commence to elect two new Electoral Area Directors for Areas ‘D’ and ‘I’, when the next local elections are held on October 20th. Candidates, please start your engines! Kaleden Fire Smart Day ~ A very successful Fire-Smart Day was held in Kaleden on Saturday, May 5th. Organized by Neal Dockendorf of the Kaleden Community Association and Fire Chief Dennis Gaudry, the day was a great success with lots of wood waste brought to the chipper, and a demonstration clean up of the gully along Sumac Avenue. Our thanks to all who participated! Senior’s Housing nears Start of Construction ~ Since their wellattended AGM on April 11th, the South Skaha Housing Society has made considerable progress toward a construction start on their 26 unit affordable housing project in downtown Okanagan Falls. The Society and its consultant, Mr. Andy Orr, appeared before the RDOS Board on April 16th to give an update on the project, to seek financial relief from development cost charges and annual taxes, and to seek a grant toward the cost of building permit fees. All three requests received unanimous approval from the RDOS Board. It remains only to gain approval of a Temporary Use Permit and building permits from the RDOS, and a final signoff of construction financing from BC Housing. If all goes according to plan, we should see a sod-turning and start of construction by mid-summer. Is Okanagan Falls Going to Pot? ~ A retail “pot shop” continues to sell cannabis on Main Street in Okanagan Falls, even though Penticton’s “top cop”, Supt. Ted DeJager, has assured me that this is an illegal operation. I wonder when the RCMP are going to do something about this, especially given its close proximity to the Elementary School Cross Walk at 10th Avenue? Meanwhile, I’m surprised that many citizens are in favour of a 68,000 m2 Marijuana Manufacturing Plant, which is proposed to be built at the Shuttleworth Industrial Park, despite serious questions that have been raised by the Okanagan Falls Irrigation District, the Osoyoos Indian Band, and residents living along Maple Street. In fact, my RDOS rural colleagues voted by a narrow 4:3 margin last week to approve a Development Permit for this large facility in Okanagan Falls. What do you think? Well, that’s about it for this issue. I hope to see many of you at the upcoming opening concert of “Music in the Park” on June 17th. And, of course, at the Canada Day 151 festivities on July 1st. Have a Great Summer!
It seems that the main story in recent weeks has been the misfortune of many residents living near the Okanagan and Similkameen watersheds, due to unprecedented levels of flooding and mudslides and road failures, with much consequent property damage. Residents of Area ‘D’ have not been Tom Siddon spared from these troubles which started Director of out with wash-outs on major sections RDOS Area ‘D’ of roadways in Heritage Hills, along Highway 3A at Yellow Lake and on steeper sections of White Lake, Green Lake and Green Mountain Roads. While these issues were believed to be caused by ground-water saturation and heavy rainstorms during March and April, they were soon followed by the rapid melting of higher elevation snow-packs that had reached 200 percent of normal by early May. Many experts now suggest that the late winter accumulation of this “wet” snow pack could be a direct consequence of global climate change. Shuttleworth Creek Overﬂows ~ On the afternoon of May 9th, a portion of Shuttleworth Creek was undermined just East of Okanagan Falls due to the rapid flood flow. This released enough debris to partially block a private bridge South of 14th Avenue in Okanagan Falls, causing the creek to overflow toward the Northwest where it flooded across 14th Avenue and into a small subdivision at Brockie Place. Many homes on 14th Avenue, Brockie Place and Mimac Court were flooded as a result. I was not notified of this flooding until after midnight on May 10th. By then, and for safety reasons, the responsible Provincial agencies had decided not to attempt a repair of the creek bed in total darkness, but to obtain proper equipment and undertake the required repairs the next day. Meanwhile, residents of the flooded area, together with members of the Okanagan Falls Fire Department worked the entire night of May 9th to place hundreds of sandbags, creating a confined corridor for the “new” creek flow and to protect other properties from further flood damage. At the same time, I was able to contact the Principal of the Elementary School, Ms. Karen Sinclair, who arrived at 3:00 am to open the school as a temporary refuge centre for a number of flooded residents. Thank you so much Ms. Sinclair for making this possible. My compliments and gratitude to all those neighbours, to the volunteer fire fighters and the staff of RDOS and other agencies who worked so hard to get Shuttleworth Creek back within its banks, and to prevent further property damage. It now remains for the property owners and others, with financial support from the Disaster Financial Assistance Program (1-888-257-4777 Toll Free or email firstname.lastname@example.org) to get everyone’s lives back to normal. Bad News at Twin Lakes ~ Residents living around Lower Twin (Nipit) Lake have also endured major flood-related trauma during the past few weeks. Last year, the lower lake was largely protected from serious flooding by building a two foot high sandbag berm across a concrete spillway at the outlet of the upper (Horn) Lake, thereby holding back a significant volume of potential flood waters in the upper Lake until the flood crest had subsided. This year, dam safety engineers deemed that storage in upper Horn Lake would pose an unsafe risk for the many homes around lower (Nipit) Lake, because a sudden breach of the upper sandbagged dyke could unleash a devastating surge of water into the lower lake. Given this year’s much greater snow pack, an alternative approach was taken by protecting the nine lower- Tom Siddon, RDOS Director Area ‘D’ | email@example.com most homes that are located at 186 to 202 Twin Lakes Road, and Cell: 250-809-2548 | Okanagan Falls RDOS Office: 778-515-5520
Canada Day Festivities By Janet Black, Recreation Coordinator
If you are planning a stay-cation over the July long weekend, we have some awesome festivities planned for Canada Day. In Okanagan Falls ~ Join us at Kenyon Park between 11:00 and 3:00 for activities, Canada crafts and more - geared for the whole family. Our Canada Day committee is of the mind that this little beach town should keep it casual this year ... chilling by the lake with your neighbours and friends and enjoying the events at your own pace. The Lions Club are hosting their annual barbeque, which is by donation. The main event of the day is planned for the evening of July 1st with three big bands playing back to back in the Centennial Park Bandshell. Music starts at 5:00 pm, with the protocol ceremony and the Legion Colour party sometime around 6:00 pm. We’ll have some Bocce Ball and Croquet set up, if you want to cruise around the park while you enjoy the show. In Kaleden ~ Another beach party of course; where else would you host a July 1st party in the Okanagan? See you in Pioneer park between 11:00 and 4:00. Mat Duffus will be performing his interactive and somewhat silly show and will be looking for folks to join him in singing the national Anthem. Thanks to the Kaleden Parks and Recreation Commission and the Kaleden Community Association who will be on the grill hosting a community barbeque. See you in our Parks on Canada Day!
Building Community Spirit & Volunteer Spotlight
This month we combine our two columns once again to recognize the community of Okanagan Falls. They joined together numerous times during May to battle the flood waters of Shuttleworth Creek. A HUGE Thank You to the many businesses volunteering equipment and labour during a time of crisis. Many thanks to all those that took the day off their regular job to help volunteer and bag sand. If there is someone you would like to see honoured in either of these columns, call 250-497-8188 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
UEE made Robert Ernst readily available to assist in unloading sand bag pallets off a ﬂatbed trailer. The community around 14th Avenue pitched in to help their neighbours.
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By Linda Larson, MLA Boundary-Similkameen The weeks of flooding stories and media are starting to make us wonder if it will ever end. For almost two months, we have watched neighbourhoods and residents try to manage what, for some, has been a repeat performance of last year, and for others, a new and totally devastating experience. Throughout all this time an incredibly knowledgeable and hardworking staff from several government agencies and ministries have been working around the clock to support residents and mitigate damage. In the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen getting an Emergency Operations Centre up and running was done quickly and efficiently as many involved had experience from last year’s flooding. Emergency Management BC (EMBC), the Ministry of Highways, Environment, Forests and Lands and First Nations were all brought into the operation very quickly. Paul Edmonds has done an excellent job managing Emergency Operations out of the Penticton RDOS. When possible, I have met those impacted by the flood and toured most of the areas affected. As the Legislature is sitting in Victoria, I have also been able to meet with all Ministry Staff on a regular basis and forward requests for assistance to the appropriate Ministries. I will continue to do so as we all work through a recovery and rebuild process. We are all very grateful for the men and women of the BC Forest Fire Services who were here very quickly supplying the much needed bodies to help with all aspects of flood control. And, now the Canadian Military has been deployed around our region and all of BC as flooding continues, allowing many of the Forest Service’s personnel to leave and prepare to fight fires already starting around the Province. Don’t forget to review us on TripAdvisor & Facebook!
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Flood water is “nonpartisan”. It goes where ever it wants, whenever it wants. Starting in Willowbrook weeks ago, it has continued to damage properties and infrastructure. Local champions like Michelle Weisheit continue to raise issues that need to be addressed by all levels of governments looking to the future of flood control. Coral Brown and her volunteers at Twin Lakes have lobbied for years for a better storage and flood management plan for their Watershed. The water has been unforgiving- taking the path of least resistanceas the people of Sportsman’s Bowl can attest to and those in Park Rill, as the water made its way to the river. Every community in my riding of Boundary-Similkameen has been under a state of emergency and continues to be until the snow pack is gone. Okanagan Falls residents along Shuttleworth Creek were forced to a hasty retreat, and while it was only temporary, the damage had been done. In Princeton, the rising Tulameen River forced many evacuations and from Princeton to Hedley, Keremeos, Cawston and the Lower Similkameen First Nations, the unpredictable Similkameen River and incredibly high ground water continues to be a major concern. And, all that water ends up in Osoyoos Lake. A “thumbs up” to Mayor Sue McKortoff who not only filled sandbags on Mother’s Day, but made sure the press put out a good news story about the Tourist Attractions not impacted by flood waters in Osoyoos for the May Holiday weekend. Special thanks to the Keremeos Elks who put on a great rodeo and parade, in spite of the ongoing flood issues. We have for years allowed people and whole communities to develop and build on what is traditionally a “flood plain”. This is the second year that flooding has occurred in these areas and going forward there does not appear to be an end in sight. The ground water continued to remain above the old norms last year even after a long hot summer- starting this year’s flood season with the ground already saturated. Will it be any different next year? There will be several meetings when this flood season is over and I know it is important for all of you to be involved in the talks going forward. It is time to draw on the “local knowledge” to ensure a flood mitigation plan that will have positive results. Please stay away from our very dangerous rivers for the next several weeks and thank you to all who stepped up to help out your neighbours over the past several weeks.
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Well, we are up and running and welcoming visitors from all over the world. It is so nice to meet so many wonderful people and share our history. We have a new brochure this year to offer them and would love to share it with all the locals too. So, please feel free to pop in say ‘hi’ and get your copy. Hope everyone has a wonderful summer and don’t forget to take in all the activities the community has to offer. Tid Bit of Info ... Trail Blazers As horses became more plentiful in the 1770’s, lake and river trade routes became less important to the indigenous people. With horses, overland trading trips to the coast became annual summer affairs. The indigenous overland route to the coast became known as the “Old Hope Trail” and is now the modern Hope-Princeton Number 3 Highway.
REGIONAL DISTRICT OF OKANANGAN-SIMILKAMEEN EXPRESSION OF INTEREST ELECTION OFFICIAL (EO) POSITIONS The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is seeking to hire Election Officials (EO) for the General Location Election on Saturday, October 20th, 2018 and for advance voting opportunities. Applicants must be available to work on Election Day (October 20th) from 7:00am to 9:00pm; and may be required for Advance Voting Days. The ideal candidate has the experience, knowledge and skills to carry out the duties of the EO at the voting location, and is able to attend the required training session(s). Election Officials will also be responsible for their own travel arrangements to and from the voting place. Polling stations may be located in Okanagan Falls, Keremeos, Naramata, West Bench, Hedley, Kaleden and Princeton. Election Officials must not be a candidate, a candidate agent or a candidate financial agent. Also, should not be related in anyway to or promoting any particular candidate in the election. Qualifications: • Minimum of 18 years of age and legally entitled to work in BC • Previous experience as an Election Official in a local government election, is preferred • Knowledge of the elections provisions in the Local Government Act, is preferred • Attention to detail and clear hand writing • Customer service experience and excellent communication skills • Ability to work under pressure and multi-task • Demonstrate a good understanding of the election process • Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the public • Fluency in English required, other languages an asset • Ability to be unbiased and neutral Duties Include: • Arrive promptly at 7:00am to assist in set-up voting location • Greet voters and review identification • Complete the appropriate forms and documents, as required by legislation • Accurately maintain the voting book and issue ballots • Explain how to complete the ballot • Accurately track all ballots and voting book throughout Election Day • Provide assistance and support as directed • Attend a mandatory pre-election training session • Assist with clean-up of voting location and secure all election materials
Okanagan Falls Irrigation District News By Bob Daly, OFID Chair
Sprinkling Restrictions ~ Although spring has been wetter than any of us hoped for (or wanted,) as we move toward summer, we need to remind you of OFID sprinkling restrictions: • From May 1st to Sept 30th, sprinkling/watering is only allowed on the odd/even address system matching the odd/ even date. • No watering/sprinkling between the hours of 12 noon to 7 pm daily. Automatic irrigation systems must be programmed to run during the off-peak hours of midnight to 6 am on your odd/ even address matching the odd/even date. • Strata complexes use the address of the complex, not the unit number to determine your watering day. • Hand watering is allowed on a daily basis; however, not between the hours of 12 noon to 7 pm. • For further tips on how to conserve water, go to the Okanagan Falls Irrigation District website. Okanagan Falls Cemetery ~ As artificial flowers are not permitted on grave sites during grass cutting season, all artificial flowers have been removed and will be held at the District Office until June 28, 2018. If you left artificial flowers at the cemetery and wish to pick them up, contact the office at 250-497-8541 or 250-809-6122 before June 28th, after which time they will be discarded. Shuttleworth Creek ~ The breaching of Shuttleworth Creek was a very difficult time for many of our ratepayers and our hearts go out to those whose homes were damaged and whose lives were disrupted. Thanks to OFID Operators Travis Prystupa and Peter Maliepaard who worked tirelessly during this time to ensure the safe operation of wells 3 and 6 in that area. Communication ~ For alerts regarding water emergencies (eg. breaks, flushing, need to shut down water service, boil water notices) go to OFID’s website and sign up to be notified by text or email, or contact the office. OFID highly recommends this service, especially for businesses.
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Bob Haddow has retired as Trustee from Okanagan Falls Irrigation District after twenty years of service. The Board held a ceremony of appreciation for Bob, and Trustees and Staff had a chance to say their good-byes. In the photo, Bob Daly, OFID Chair presents Bob Haddow with a gift of appreciation on behalf of Trustees and Staff. Left to Right Trustees are Ted Lynch, Marjorie Bracconier, Bob Haddow, Bob Daly, Randy Perrett, and OFID Manager Judy Morris. SkahaMatters.com | June 2018 | Page 7
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By Rick Dellebuur As I write this in mid May, the warm weather has finally arrived and with it another boating season. Thus, it is a good time to remind everyone of their responsibilities when operating a water craft. First of all, there needs to be a life jacket or personal floatation device for everyone on board your craft. And, while you are not required to wear the floatation device, it is recommended that you do so. Common sense should tell you it won’t do you much good in the event of a boating incident stowed under a seat or in a storage compartment. Red Cross 10 Year Drowning Report found that almost 90% of the 180 Canadians (on average) who die every year in boating incidents were not properly wearing a life jacket or personal floatation device. Nearly 70% capsized or fell overboard from a small open boat. Boaters are required by law to have other safety equipment on board depending on the length of their vessel. You can find out what is required for your vessel on the Transport Canada website (Google “Boat Safety Canada”) or by picking up a boating guide that is usually available at most marinas and boat sales lots. However, there are a few items that you should carry regardless of your boat size and they include: a manual bailer such as a pail; a paddle; a sounding device, such as a whistle or hand held horn; a 15 metre buoyant heaving line; a water tight flashlight; and if you have a motor, a fire extinguisher is always a good idea. Operators of pleasure craft are governed by the Canada Shipping Act, The Small Vessel Regulations, Competency of Operators of Pleasure Craft Regulations, Collision Regulations, Vessel Operation Restriction Regulations and Vessel Pollution and Dangerous Chemical Regulations. It is the vessel operator’s responsibility to obey these rules and regulations or they may be issued a notice, voluntary fine or court appearance. Everyone operating a pleasure craft is required to have a Pleasure Craft Operator’s Card that can be obtained by completing an accredited course and exam that you can find online or again by visiting the Transport Canada website. Also, check out horse power restriction for operating powered vessels for persons under 16 years of age. For example, no one under 16 years of age can operate a personal watercraft, something we often find occurring when out on our routine boat patrols. Finally, if your vessel is powered by 10 horse power or greater motor, you require a registration and registration numbers on your vessel. You need to carry a copy of this vessel registration on your vessel, just as you would your vehicle registration in your vehicle. It must be produced upon demand and you can be issued a fine, if you can’t produce it or your boat is not properly registered. Again, information on how to register or change the registration for your boat is on the Transport Canada website. Wishing everyone a safe boating season! For more info, contact Transport Canada (tc.gc.ca) or Penticton RCMP 250-492-4300.
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Fire Smart Tip By Linda Dahl
Kaleden’s first big Fire Smart Day held on May 5th was a huge success and the enthusiasm is appreciated. It is important to continue with the work started. There are still many low lying branches on properties, dead cedars are everywhere and pine needles are abundant. This is an ongoing project and we’ve only just begun the task at hand. It was amazing to see all the fire fuel product that was brought to the chipper and we are sorry for those that got turned away. Time constraints and sheer volume forced an early end to accepting loads. Continue throughout the summer and fall to limb, trim and thin where you can. Every bit of work helps make a difference. The Fire Smart Committee was successful in getting a Grant that will enable a proper assessment to be done. We will determine the next steps based on the findings. This Fire Smart Committee falls under the umbrella of the Kaleden Community Association and the Kaleden Volunteer Fire Department fully supports this endeavour. As we wait for the assessment, your feedback is important to the Committee. How do you feel about the project? What areas of the community cause you concern? Would you be involved again?
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Okanagan Falls Volunteer Fire Department Fire Department History continues ... Hagersville, 35 kilometers from Hamilton, Ontario, on February 12, 1990, saw 14 million rubber tires burn out of control. Showering homes with black globs and engulfing them in black smoke. Two hundred were evacuated immediately and another 4,000 were urged to leave their homes. An area of 16 square kilometers around the fire were evacuated. About 180 firefighters were on hand fighting the blaze for 17 days with 2 water bombers assisting. Oxygen masks had to be worn as the black smoke hung close to the ground. Toxic dioxins and furans were generated by the fire along with metal traces and cancer causing hydrocarbons. This was dispersed over a wide area by air and oily runoff. An acrid stench from the fields that showed melted tires and black mud. The fire cost the province $10 million to extinguish the fire and clean up. Five youths, around the ages of 17, were charged with arson. Several hours prior to the tire fire, they admitted to torching a home that was completely gutted. Another tire fire happened at St. Anable, Quebec in May that lasted 3 days and burnt 5 million tires. It is illegal to burn tires. A fire on Oliver Ranch Road at 7:30 am on September 22, 1990 was extinguished by the Okanagan Falls Fire Department. An accelerant was used to burn 2 - 55 foot transmission poles owned by the West Kootenay Power Co. The incident had the potential of becoming extremely dangerous. If the lines would have collapsed, it would have left 60,000 volts close to the ground. The initials SQ were found near the arson site. Home Hardware in Penticton on Carmi Avenue caught on fire at 12:28 pm on November 14, 1990 and was almost destroyed. The retail building, covering 20,000 square feet, got most of the damage, while the yard and all it’s contents were saved. A trailer was brought in and operated as a temporary office for contractors. Under previous owners, the business was known as Revelstoke Building Supply. Damage was estimated at $2 million. To be continued ... A reminder that there is an Open Air Burning Ban effective April 15, 2018 to October 15,2018. Information can be found at www. rdos.bc.ca/home. Check and make sure your house number is visible and in good order. This helps us find your home or business, if an emergency should occur. SkahaMatters.com | June 2018 | Page 9
Pharmasave Okanagan Falls Junior Triathlon ~ June 16
By Niki Pierson, Race Co-Director Pharmasave Okanagan Falls Junior Triathlon is just around the corner and the planning is in full swing! The event will take place on Saturday, June 16th starting in Kenyon Park going in and around Christie Memorial Park. We have received permission from the Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure to close the roads from 7:30am - 12:00pm, so please be patient with our little racers. The affected roads will be: • 7th Ave from Cedar Street to Main Street • Main Street from 7th Ave to 8th Avenue • 8th Ave from Main Street to Cedar Street • Cedar Street from 8th Ave to 7th Avenue We have over 225 children registered, with a growing wait list. If your child will be unable to attend, please contact Carrie Ferguson at firstname.lastname@example.org, so that another child may participate. We have many athletes and families, not only from Okanagan Falls, but from Osoyoos, Keremeos, Cawston, Oliver, Summerland and Kelowna. Our race continues to grow in popularity in the triathlon world, filling up in only 10 hours. Wow! We are so grateful to our sponsors who not only make this race possible, but with them we are able to make it a FREE event! Special thanks to Pharmasave, IGA, Interior Savings, Bullies Pizza, Robbins Drilling, Meyer Family Vineyards, Easy Lock Storage, Patio Burger, KJ Coffee Bar, Malibu Dreams Photography, Swagman Racks, Nicole & Dime Bookkeeping, Skaha Matters, Greyback Construction, Sun Rype, The RDOS and Okanagan Falls Parks & Recreation. If you’re interested in sponsoring, contact Niki at email@example.com. And, this event wouldn’t be the same without the infamous Steve King and his wife Jean. We are always looking for volunteers and this year they will receive an event T-shirt, as well as something tasty from KJ Coffee Bar’s BBQ. If you are interested in coming out to help the little cuties, please contact Lorna Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org; alternatively, you may register to volunteer at www.okfallstri.com. The athletes, who range in age from 2-13, light up when they cross the finish line encouraged by the crowd. So, sponsors, volunteers, athlete’s families and spectators, we encourage you all to come to Kenyon Park and help cheer these amazing kids on. KJ Coffee Bar will be on location firing up the BBQ at 10am. All proceeds will go towards supporting next year’s race. We hope to see you there!
Update By Jen Charlish Ahhh ... The month of June. Flood waters are starting to subside and it is time to gear up for the fire season. Thanks to all the people who helped out friends, neighbours and other communities during the unexpected and sudden floods. I know our RDOS staff worked l-o-n-g hours and were kept really busy. Thanks also to the people who came out to help and to learn about the FireSmart Clean-up. It makes sense to be proactive and do what we can to prevent fires where we can in our community. Also, congratulations to all those who participated in “Walk and Roll” week. Thanks to our newly trained Nordic Pole walking instructors and all the enthusiastic participants. June also means that some of the weekly activities, such as Wednesday afternoon crafts, Thursday afternoon Cards and Games, and some of our regular recreation programs take a break for the summer. It also means some of the programs like Pickleball, Yoga and Boot Camp move outdoors. For times and locations of these activities, check the Kal-rec.ca website and posters on boards around the community. Also, keep your eyes open for special summer events for ALL ages. We are in the process of planning these now and are looking forward to some FUN summer activities. Mark your calendars for our July 1st Party in Pioneer Park. There will be the regular July 1st events, as will as games and crafts for the kids and Matt Duffus performing in the afternoon. Of course, in such a beautiful setting, how can we be anything but grateful and proud Canadians. Head outside and enjoy our beautiful weather. Come on down for a walk along the beach or the KVR and enjoy the magnificent area that we live in. As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Kaleden Parks and Recreation office at 250-497-8188 or email email@example.com. We have a website at www.kal-rec. ca where you can find information on our community hall, parks, facility rentals, and a full activity calendar. You can subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on Facebook for the most current information. Also, if you want to contact the Kaleden Community Association directly, you can email us at kaledencommunity@ gmail.com.
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An Invitation to Serve as Member of a Local Parks & Recreation Commission Applications are being sought for individuals interested in serving a 2 year term for Okanagan Falls Parks & Recreation Commission. Commissions are comprised of Board appointed local citizens (volunteers) who, at monthly meetings, provide guidance regarding the parks and recreation service levels, improvements and programming. In order to be eligible to serve on a Commission, an individual must be a resident or ratepayer within the service area. Copies of the Regional District of Okanagan -Similkameen Parks and Recreation Commission Establishment Bylaw No. 2732, 2016, are available at www.rdos.bc.ca. Any person interested in serving on a Recreation Commission can make application by submitting their name and a brief resume by mail, fax or electronically to: Mark Woods, Community Services Manager Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen 101 Martin Street, Penticton, BC V2A 5J9 Fax: 250 492-0063 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
JUNIOR LEADERS ~ Work Experience Opportunity We are currently seeking Junior Leaders to join our recreation team. If you enjoy working with children and would like work experience assisting with special events at the beaches this summer, we would love to meet you! Please call Janet at 250-497-8188. Must be a minimum of 14 years old. These positions are paid by honorarium.
Play in the Park Kick Off & Sample Day Wednesday, June 6th 4-7pm Centennial Park
Sample Activities & Games! Bocce, Frisbee Golf, Urban Pole Walking, Tile Painting, Tai Chi, Photography in the Park, Okey Dokey Entertainment Sing-a-long AND Complimentary Munchies from KJ Coffee Bar!
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Avoiding Environmental Chemical Exposure In Everyday Living By Dr. Tamara Browne, ND Naturopathic Physician, Licensed and Registered by The BC Ministry of Health
Environmental pollutants exist in air, water, food, manufactured goods, cosmetics, and dental fillings, amongst many other sources. The bad news is that it is difficult to avoid exposure to pollutants and it is estimated that the average person stores over 200 chemicals in their body. But, the good news is that with education and determination, we can avoid many sources of environmental toxins. And, there are proven methods of detoxifying these chemicals. So, why worry? People wonder if there is any proof that these toxins are harming us. Well, the proof is in and they are (harming us). Pollutants have been associated with an increased risk of cancer, heart disease, dementia, neurological and behavioral disorders, kidney disease, fibromyalgia, chemical sensitivity, chronic fatigue, infertility, and hormone imbalance issues. Following is a list of some of the biggest offenders that we can easily avoid: 1. Aluminum in antiperspirants. 2. Cadmium and many other chemicals in cigarettes. 3. Mercury in some seafood and dental amalgams. 4. Lead from old paint, leaching of old pipes into drinking water, ceramics, and food grown in contaminated soil. 5. Plastics ~ Plastics contain compounds such as phthalates and bisphenol-A (BPA). These can leach into food stored or warmed in plastic. BPA has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, and liver problems, while phthalates has been linked to hormone disruption. 6. Pesticides ~ Low dose chronic exposure is linked to cancer and hormone imbalances. 7. Indoor air pollutants ~ Carpet, furniture, dry cleaning clothes, chemical cleaners and detergents ... all can outgas toxins from formaldehyde and flame retardants to volatile organic compounds and solvents. 8. Personal care products may contain toxic chemicals, such as coal tar, lead, formaldehyde, parabens, nitrofurazone and others. How can you protect yourself? 1. Eat a nutritious diet mainly from local, organic, fresh sources. Plenty of fresh veggies, dark berries, wild game and fish, free range eggs, raw nuts and seeds, green tea, olive oil and coconut oil. Avoid processed, packaged, fast food and food from cans lined in plastic. Drink water and other beverages from glass, as opposed to plastic containers. 2. Hydrotherapy and exercise to detoxify ~ Employ sauna therapy or exercise to sweat for 30 minutes, 3 times weekly. Alternate hot/cold showers, 3 minutes hot/30 seconds cold. Drink lots of clean water to flush out toxins. 3. Supplements ~ Good detoxifiers include antioxidants; liver, bowel, and kidney cleansers; minerals, greens, and probiotics. Veggie juicing, many herbs and spices, and fermented foods also help to eliminate toxins. Ask a qualified health care provider which supplements are best to take on a regular basis. 4. Avoidance ~ Use natural cleaners in your home, natural cosmetics and body products, filtered water, glass or metal
water containers, eat organic food, if building or remodeling use non-toxic building materials and furniture/carpets, avoid the use of pesticides in and around your home, don’t smoke, and don’t drink too much. Keep windows open to allow fresh air to flow in buildings. 5. Chelation ~ This is an intravenous therapy administered by a trained Doctor to remove lead, mercury, other heavy metals and toxins from the body. Other IV therapies, such as Plaquex and Oxidative therapies, help to neutralize and remove biotoxins as well. For more information contact Dr. Tamara Browne at the Natural Family Health Clinic in Okanagan Falls, BC.
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Services For The Heart & Home By Patricia Irwin
June in full bloom! Yes, it’s going to be a great summer for gardening. I can do all the basics for lawn and garden maintenance, as well as house cleaning basics, plus detailed work too. I am also offering massages in Okanagan Falls without the travel fee. Ask me about package deals you can enjoy this month. For more information on “Services for the Heart & Home”, please call Patricia at 778.889.9725.
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We are all aware of the seriousness and the effects of a stroke. The Heart and Stroke Foundation provides the following information. It can leave one side of your body paralyzed or weakened. This poses challenges to your independence. Stroke can affect muscles in your arms, legs, hands and feet. The muscles can shorten and become very tight. This is called spasticity. Or, they might become limp and soft (flaccid). These muscle changes can cause problems with the joints they support. When there is low muscle tone around the shoulder joint, it can lead to shoulder subluxation - a partial dislocation of the shoulder joint. This can be prevented with proper movement and positioning. You should never force an affected limb to move. Muscle problems can also cause shoulder or hand syndrome - a stiff, swollen and painful shoulder or hand and wrist. Muscle spasticity is increased muscle tone or stiffness, and an increased resistance which may lead to uncontrolled, awkward movements. It may also lead to a tight closed fist. Massage can be an integral part of postacute care. There have been numerous studies to evaluate how the use of touch massage can benefit stroke patients. Massage therapy may help increase sensorimotor function and improve fine motor skills. There are many possible positive outcomes of incorporating massage into the healing process. Massage improves circulation and can improve range of motion. It increases serotonin levels and helps to improve sleep. Massage helps to decrease anxiety, physiological stress and alleviate depression. Massage therapy after a stroke may accelerate the healing process and improve overall health and quality of life. Our upper body massage focuses mostly on the neck, upper back, arms and hands. We provide a convenient massage with innumerable benefits on a comfortable massage chair. You do not need to climb onto a table or remove clothing and no oils are used. Come and see how effective massage can be to your well-being. Creative Wellness Solutions is available to meet your unique needs as a mobile service providing onsite chair massage in-home, at sports events, conferences, or in the workplace. We are at numerous locations on a weekly basis. We offer three 15-minute routines. You can choose from a head and face, upper body, or legs and feet massage, or any combination. Call Dee-anne at 250-497-5974 for more information or to schedule your appointment. Be sure to check out our website at www. CreativeWellnessSolutions.com and visit our Facebook page.
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Sun Smart ~ The Okanagan is known for its hot and sunny summers. It’s
fun to be out and enjoy outdoor activities, but it’s also important to protect yourself from the potential negative effects of too much sun. Too much sun can cause: sunburn, premature skin aging, eye damage, weakening of the immune system, actinic keratosis, and skin cancer. There are several ways to protect and prevent damage from the sun. These include using sunscreen/sunblock, covering exposed skin, limiting amount of time in sun (especially during the more intense hours 11am-3pm), staying hydrated, and being mindful of the UV index. The UV index is the measure of ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun. The higher the number, the stronger the rays. Generally, a UV index of 3 or higher requires protective measures from the sun. There are 3 types of UV rays - UVA , UVB, and UVC. UVC is the strongest, but is filtered out by the Earth’s atmosphere. UVA can cause tanning and aging or wrinkling of the skin, while UVB is much stronger and is the main cause of sunburn. Both UVA and UVB rays can cause cancer, which is why it’s important to use broad spectrum sunscreen that covers both UVA and UVB. Sunscreen is a safe and easy way to protect yourself from the potential damage of the sun. SPF or Sun Protection Factor is the sunscreen’s ability to block UVB rays. It is recommended to use a sunscreen that has at least 30 SPF. What this means is that if the time to burn without sunscreen is 10 minutes then the time to burn with properly applied sunscreen is 300 minutes (10 x 30 = 300). However, sweating, swimming, and not applying enough sunscreen will decrease the sunscreens effectiveness. It is therefore important to apply liberally (2 to 3 tablespoons to cover body, 1 teaspoon to cover face/neck), to reapply after swimming or physical activity, and to reapply every 2 hours. If insect repellant is required, then wait at least 15 minutes to apply after sunscreen. Protect your eyes with UVA/UVB certified sunglasses and your lips with SPF 30 lip balm. Even with protective measures, sunburns can still happen. Sunburn treatment includes keeping the sunburn out of the sun for at least 1 week, applying cool/wet compresses to affected areas, and drinking lots of fluids. Moisturizers, aloe vera, and over the counter pain killers can help soothe and relieve sunburns. Talk to your Live Well Pharmacist about sun protection and sunburn treatment.
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Go Fund Me Okanagan Falls Flood Relief By Colin Pickell
Our neighbourhood of 14th Avenue, Brockie Place and Mimac Court in Okanagan Falls was flooded by Shuttleworth Creek as it breached its banks on May 9-11, 2018. The community banded together to fill and move sandbags for 14 hours until the waters overwhelmed us and we were evacuated. Some people have returned, some cannot. Some have insurance that covers overland flooding, some do not. Weâ€™ve had many offers of help, so I have created this campaign to help those who helped me and my family during our most difficult days and nights. 54 homes were evacuated when the order was given to leave at 11am on May 10th, so I have set a goal of $54,000. This money will be used to help the neighbourhood in the best way the neighbourhood decides to use it. We will get input from everyone and a committee will decide how to best use the funds. Everyone in our neighbourhood has been informed of this campaign, and are spreading the word. Please consider helping us rebuild. There is still much work to do, and still many people who need assistance, so please contribute if you can. We really appreciate it! Thank you! www.gofundme.com/ mvc.php?route=category&term=Okanagan-falls-flood-relief
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Time For A Viable Long Term Watershed Management Plan By Craig Hunter, Twin Lakes Resident
A Lake In Peril
By Coral Brown, Twin Lakes Resident Lower Twin Lake is part of a waterway - it is not one lake, but two lakes with a Turtle Pond containing species at risk. And, there was an overflow outlet to Lower Horn Creek, which joins Myers Creek and Park Rill. The Turtle Pond was created by an earthen dam in 1948 for storage and release. Historically, there was an overflow outlet used before electricity for gravity feed irrigation by an early rancher - the overflow outlet was repeatedly adjusted to provide water for the rancher’s cattle through the wet and dry year water cycles. In 1960, records state that the adjusted overflow was filled to a height of 20 feet (very possible in sandy soil) and now there is development on/near the overflow outlet. The earthen dam is now owned by the Nature Trust. This Twin Lake part of the Park Rill waterway is fed by Horn and Bear Creek, which flow from the “Top Lake” at 1554 meters above sea level. “Top Lake” is not named on maps and some say it is the bed of an old volcano (?) on Orofino Mt. In 2018, a very large snow pack caused a swollen, ragging Horn Creek to reach Horn (Upper Twin) Lake and the earthen dam, then onto Lower Twin Lake. There were washouts at White Lake Road S.W. and at higher elevations in the Old Growth Cedar Forest several large old cedar trees were up rooted and are now lost. Presently, around the Lower Twin Lake several residents are looking at a sandbag wall of 8 feet high to give some protection to their residence/property and septic system or water supply. Out of 70 properties, 54 have been affected in some way (their structures or directly their water supply). We have lived for a month with the threat of about 6 to 7 vertical feet of flood water breaching the upper lake dam and rapidly overcoming the Lower Lake. In 2018, Lower Twin Lake has been used as a reservoir to hold back the water of Horn Creek, due to major flooding downstream in Willowbrook and Sportsmens Bowl along Park Rill. Lower Twin Lake now has 7 vertical feet of water above the flood stage of 19.6 feet and 9 feet above the recommended normal high water (17.6 feet). There is one foot plus of flood water yet to enter from the Upper Twin Lake, plus all of the 5 feet of stored water. Average evaporation, seepage and use is 3 feet. The Lower Lake must be at about 16.6 feet to allow for some 2019 freshet capacity (7 feet). Thus, there is about 13 vertical feet of water to be pumped from the Lower Twin Lake. If pumping at 1 inch of water/day, it will take 156 days (5.2 months) to complete the pumping. Engineers or the Province would not accept the liability for the earthen dam. BC must consider waterways and watersheds to be a priority and recognize the importance of watershed plans. Flooding is a costly endeavor. The Park Rill requires adequate maintained drainage at lower elevations and increased control gate type storage at the upper elevation. Pumps are not the answer - restoring overflows with heights adjusted to the present rural development has the potential to mitigate both the flood and drought. BC must be proactive, rather than reactive.
The mandate for Emergency Management BC is to provide services only after a disaster has occurred. Disasters are generally catastrophic events that are not predictable. The Twin Lakes floods of 2017 and 2018 were entirely predicted and anticipated. A reactive service that never addresses causality is stuck in a loop with no ending. This pattern is not fiscally responsible to the tax paying public or to residents of the area. This service delivery model bleeds the public purse and doesn’t solve the problem of managing the Twin Lakes and Park Rill watershed. The required solutions to effectively manage our watershed will cost money in the short. This will have a multitude of benefits for both current and future residents and for the ecosystem as a whole. The ability to manage the frequency and severity of flood and drought issues will be significantly enhanced. The home owners who live within the watershed will be better able to maintain their properties and enhance the value of that property. There will be significantly less risk of harm to people, property and the watershed. As the RDOS continues to explore potential residential development in the Twin Lakes area, a viable watershed management plan is essential to that process. It is time for our Province to stop being penny wise and pound foolish and create a viable long term watershed management plan for the Twin Lakes and Park Rill watershed.
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Sunniva Inc. Selects Okanagan Falls Weyerhauser Site For Canadian Facility
conditions customary in transactions of this nature. Closing is expected to occur on or about June 15, 2018. Pursuant to the terms of the agreement, grading work has commenced on the property and the Company has submitted its development May 3, 2018 Press Release applications in advance of the closing date. Sunniva Inc. (“Sunniva” or “the Company”) (CSE:SNN) (OTCQX:SNNVF) is pleased About Sunniva Inc. ~ Sunniva, through its subsidiaries, is a to announce that it has selected the 126 vertically integrated medical cannabis company operating in the acre Okanagan Falls, British Columbia site to build its Sunniva world’s two largest cannabis markets - Canada and California Canada Campus. The Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, where we are committed to delivering safe, high-quality products Sunniva Medical Inc. (“SMI”), has entered into a purchase and and services at scale. Our vision is to become the lowest cost, sale agreement to acquire the entire 126-acre industrial zoned highest quality cannabis producer in the markets we serve by building large scale purpose-built current good manufacturing property for a purchase price of $7 million. practices greenhouses, offering better quality assurance with As part of the site selection process, the Company reviewed cannabis products free from pesticides, providing better patient several options, including leasing land from the Osoyoos Indian and doctor access to cannabis education and sourcing better Band in Senkulmen Business Park, Oliver, British Columbia. therapeutic delivery devices. Sunniva’s management and board After consideration of a number of factors, including the ability to of directors have a proven track record for creating significant purchase and own the land and future expansion opportunities, shareholder value both in the healthcare and biotech industries. the Company determined that the Okanagan Falls site provides Sunniva Operates Through Its Wholly Owned Subsidiaries: superior benefits and flexibility. Sunniva is also pleased to announce that it has selected the Sunniva Medical Inc. (“SMI”) ~ SMI is a late stage Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (“ACMPR”) applicant following vendors in respect of the project: in final review and is building the Sunniva Canada Campus, 700,000 • Certhon Projects B.V. - supplier of the greenhouse square feet of purpose-built cGMP compliant greenhouse facilities superstructure, electrical, irrigation systems, lighting system to be located in British Columbia. The total campus is expected to and heating, cooling and CO2 systems produce over 100,000 kg of premium medical cannabis a year and • EllisDon Corporation - construction manager and general over 25,000 kg of trim used for extraction. The facility will produce contractor pesticide free products and will convert trim to extracted products • MQN Architects - architect consultant such as cannabis oil. The oil can be used for drug delivery formats • Urban Systems Ltd. - civil and landscape engineers such as capsules, dissolvable strips, vaporization cartridges, The Company’s preliminary due diligence review of the property tinctures and creams. Sunniva anticipates breaking ground in the has been completed; however, the acquisition remains conditional next two weeks. As the facility is not yet under construction, revenue upon finalization of certain due diligence items and other closing and costs are not known; therefore, profitability cannot be assured.
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CP Logistics, LLC (“CPL”) ~ Through CPL, Sunniva has commenced construction of the Sunniva California Campus, state-of-the-art, purpose-built greenhouse facilities in Cathedral City, California. The Sunniva California Campus is planned in two phases and has been cGMP designed. Phase 1 is designed to be 325,000-square feet producing in excess of 60,000 kg of premium cannabis a year. The total campus is expected to produce over 100,000 kg of premium cannabis a year after Phases 1 and 2 are complete. At this facility, it is estimated 30% of all product will be used for higher margin extracted products and all products will be produced free from the pesticides commonly used within today’s industry. As the facility is not complete, revenue and costs are not known; therefore, profitability cannot be assured. Natural Health Services Ltd. (“NHS”) ~ NHS owns and operates a network of 7 clinics in Canada specializing in medical cannabis under ACMPR. NHS connects patients with safe and effective medical cannabis products through Licensed Producers (“LPs”). NHS has in-house physicians and nurse practitioners specializing in the endocannabinoid system providing expert consultation, education, and recommendations for patients. NHS’ proprietary technology infrastructure assists physicians, patients and LPs to comply with the rules of Health Canada. NHS has more than 150,000 active medical documents outstanding and 95,000 active patients. Full-Scale Distributors, LLC (“FSD”) ~ FSD, through its brand, Vapor Connoisseur, is a provider of custom, private-label vaporizers and accessories. FSD currently serves the needs of over 80 brands in the North American marketplace. Vapor Connoisseur is recognized for its high quality and innovative vaporization devices. Products are tailored to client needs, ensuring both safety and reliability and FSD will continue to provide these services in coordination with the large supply from both Sunniva Campuses.
For more information or any questions, please call Sunniva directly at 587-430-0688 or visit www.sunniva.com. Neither the Canadian Securities Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is deﬁned in the policies of the Canadian Securities Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
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School Trustee Report for SD67 By Ginny Manning
The Board reviewed the 2017 WorkSafeBC Injury Safety Report. The district has maintained a lower injury rate than the BC average and continues to receive a discount in premiums of about $30,000 per year. Two major capital projects have been approved for 2018/19 and both will need to be completed by March 31, 2019. Summerland 439 Panorama Cres Secondary was approved for a $1.9M new HVAC system, including 778-515-1497 Okanagan Falls a geothermal installation. Skaha Lake Middle was approved for a $125,000 solar panel project. Two replacement busses for the 5 Great Things Happening At Summerland fleet ($259,766) were approved as well. Kaleden Elementary School! The Board held a public meeting on May 15th to discuss the Boundary Review report. A summary of the report is posted on By Mrs. Lomax, Kaleden School Principal the district website. The Supreme Court Decision on Class Size Our Kaleden Elementary Breakfast Club Program had a and Composition has created the necessity of more classrooms very successful start this month, serving 20-50 students on creating pinch points at Parkway, Giant’s Head and KVR. Each had Tuesday and Thursday mornings before school. This program high populations and are now over capacity. The Board concluded is free of charge and open to all students who would like a that the current school catchment areas are appropriate for the muffin, cereal bar or a piece of fruit before their day begins. next several years and the concerns at the three schools can Our Grade 3 students did a super job running at the annual be resolved by reducing the number of cross boundary transfers 2km West Bench Run. allowed on an annual basis. This falls under the purview of Policy Our new after school Ukulele Program is very popular with #305-Choice and Flexibility. many students already learning how to strum and following The District of Summerland approached the School District a along with the instructor. few years ago with a proposal to lease an unused corner of the Kaleden Elementary recognized “OI Day” (Osteogenesis Summerland Secondary field to build a Skateboard Park. The Imperfecta) during our weekly assembly with students wearing Skateboard Park group has been fundraising and recently the yellow and listening to presentations that taught what it is like municipality has agreed to provide $500,000 in funding so the to live with this condition. project can now go ahead. The district will lease the property to The Kindergarten Mother’s Day Tea was full of fun and the municipality for 30 years at two dollars a year. laughter as mothers and children shared snacks, artwork and The public budget meeting was held on April 24th. The operating stories. funds for the 2018/19 school year will be $56,986,132. It is a status quo budget and the district continues to be out of funding protection. We anticipate enrollment will be approximately the same as this year at 5747 students. 95% of the funding comes from the Ministry of Education. The rest comes from other Ministries, tuition, rentals, leases, and investment revenue. 86% of the budget goes to salaries and benefits, 11% to services and supplies, and 3% to utilities. By function, the budget breaks down as follows: 79% to instruction; 15% to operations and maintenance; 4% to district administration (includes: governance, senior staff, principals/vice principals, clerical, and noon hour supervisors) and 2% to transportation. For more information, contact Ginny Manning, Trustee for SD67, at 250-497-6462 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Kaleden Elementary PAC Update By Darcia Harcott, KPAC Chair
Phew! As we come upon the end of the school year, things are quieting down for KPAC. We’ve had an amazing year and accomplished quite a lot. Lobsterfest 2018 was a simply wonderful evening in the garden, under the stars. Numbers are still coming in, but as always, it was a terrific success in both fundraising and all around amazing fun! Thank you to everyone that donated, bought tickets, bid on silent auction items and helped Kaleden Elementary school again this year! We couldn’t do it without the generosity and compassion of our community members! Special thanks to Leanne McClarty for organizing the very popular event. KPAC AGM is Monday, June 18th at 7pm in the school library. There will be executive positions available. Please join us! Have a terrific summer. We hope to see you at the beach!
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The Kaleden Library is having a Father’s Day Card Making Class on Thursday, June 14th from 2:30-3:30 pm. For ages 5 to 12 years old. All supplies are included in this FREE program to make a special card for Dad or Grandfather. Each child will make two cards and enjoy a small cookie snack, while listening to a Father’s Day story book. Summer Family Storytime will be held on Tuesday mornings from 10-11 am on June 5, July 3, and August 7th. This is a new program at the Kaleden Library for children and their families to enjoy over the summer. Everyone is welcomed to listen to stories, make a craft, and enjoy the air conditioning! Save The Dates - Kaleden Summer Reading Club ~ This year’s theme is “Motion Commotion”. Regular reading over the summer helps children maintain or improve their reading skills during their summer vacation. The Kaleden Library is hosting 5 FREE programs on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 pm for ages 5 to 12 years old. July 12 ~ Zentangle with artist Jeannie Randle. July 26 ~ Bubble Wonder August 2 ~ Magic Show by Leif David. Back by popular demand! August 16 ~ Get Jacked with fitness trainer Jackie Goodfellow August 30 ~ Awards and Wind Up Party Local Artist, Peggy Swerdfeger is displaying a few of her children’s quilts at the Kaleden Library. If you are interested in displaying art work on the library walls, please contact the Kaleden Library For more information on any of our programs, call 250-497-8066 or email us at email@example.com.
Adult Programs: • Craft Circle ~ Wednesday, June 6th and 20th from 1-3 pm. Craft Circle will continue throughout the year on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. Join the fun and bring your projects to work on, or get some inspiration from others! •
Book Club Meeting ~ Wednesday, June 20th from 1-2 pm. This will be our last book club meeting until the fall, as we break for summer activities.
Children’s Programs: • Story Time - Summer for Everyone ~ Join us for stories, crafts and more! Tuesday, June 19th from 9-10 am. Summer Reading Club 2018 - “Motion Commotion”: BC Summer Reading Club is FREE and FUN at Okanagan Falls Library. We will have fun programs, great guest speakers, cool contests, weekly book draws, and lots of prizes! SRC is a great way to maintain or improve reading skills over the summer! Registration starts June 18th. SRC will be on Tuesdays from July 10th to August 14th from 6-7:30 pm.
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Kaleden Bursary By Darlene Bailey
The Kaleden Bursary Committee is offering several bursaries to Kaleden and area students who are graduating from Grade 12 and pursuing further education. If anyone would like to sponsor a bursary this year and help our students, please contact myself, Darlene Bailey. Application for these bursaries can be made by submitting a letter or email providing the following information: • Plans for further education (university, college, technical school) and type of education being pursued. • How long you have lived in the Kaleden area (including Twin Lakes/White Lake Road). • Any community involvement. • Hobbies, interests and volunteer/work experience. • Include your mailing address, house number, phone number, and email address. • If you are successful in being awarded a bursary, you have two years to claim it from the date awarded. Applications must be received by July 6, 2018 and should be submitted to: Kaleden Bursary Committee, c/o Darlene Bailey, Box 239, Kaleden, BC V0H 1K0. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 250-497-8140 for further information.
S.T.E.A.M. A Big Success! A big thank you to the teachers and students who came to our S.T.E.A.M. program, which covered Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. The Okanagan Falls Intermediate students enjoyed their time at the library taking part in this special program. It was a great success and plans for future programs are in the beginning stages for next year! To all our presenters who shared their knowledge, we thank you. People like you in our community make our library a hub of activity! Please pre-register for all programs by calling us at 250-497-5886 or email us at OkanaganFalls@orl.bc.ca.
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School District No. 53 Board Report By Sam Hancheroff, School Trustee Career Preparation Trip ~ On May 15/16, 2018, approximately 20 Grade 10/11 career prep students from Southern Okanagan Secondary, Osoyoos Secondary, Similkameen Elementary Secondary and YouLearn.ca will travel to Vancouver to attend the BC Youth Technology Summit. The students will be travelling in one of the school district mini buses and staying in a hotel near the Convention Centre. The lead teacher for this trip is Rod Kitt. Kindergarten Registration Update ~ We are still encouraging parents of kindergarten age students who plan to attend our schools in the fall, to register them as soon as possible in their local schools. As of April 12th, confirmed kindergarten registrations are as follows: CPS - 24 (projected 25); OKF - 11 (projected 10); OES - 44 (projected 50); OSES - 31 (projected 40); and TEN - 28 (projected 29). Moving Forward with the New Curriculum: Career Education Courses: As schools prepare to transition from Planning 10 and Grad Trans 12 to the new Career Grad Program, the district is taking steps to support our schools and teachers with this redesign. We have met with teams from other districts to collaborate on what opportunities may be possible in our context with these courses. On May 29th, a district-wide meeting will be held including district staff, secondary administrators, the teachers of the career courses next year, and the district Career Education Coordinator. We will outline a strategy at each school to deliver the new courses in a way that will most effectively meet the needs of all our learners. Secondary English Language Arts Courses ~ The second immediate area where we must support our schools and teachers, due to some major changes are with the revision of the English curriculum from Grades 10-12. The three secondary schools have plans in place on how they will be offering choice within the English classes for next year. We will also be looking to other small schools and districts to see how they are innovatively offering choice in Composition, Creative Writing, Literary Studies, New Media, and Spoken Language, all of which can be taken for two of the required four credits in English 10. SOGI ~ Our first year of being a SOGI (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity) district has been a successful one. Our firstyear goals of increasing inclusivity and safety for all students by becoming more openly accepting of students with gender identity and sexual orientations that might be non-traditional have been met. This is not to say that we don’t have much more work to do in this area, but after one year we have: a SOGI school lead in every school, a SOGI district lead, and more educational materials available that speak to inclusive concepts regarding SOGI. Schools have embraced the need to create a culture of inclusivity and tolerance that is safe for all students. We appreciate the support across our district from trustees, parents, staff and students. OPERATIONS Additional Transportation Fund 2018/19 ~ School District No. 53 will receive $209,099 in additional transportation funds in 2018/19. These funds will be used to enhance student transportation across the district. Emergency Planning in Keremeos ~ School District No. 53 is monitoring the situation in Keremeos and surrounding areas that may be affected by flooding. The district will offer RDOS the use of its facilities for relief, if the need arises. For more information, contact Sam Hancheroff, School Trustee for Okanagan Falls, at 250.497.5878 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Page 20 | June 2018 | SkahaMatters.com
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May Highlights From Okanagan Falls Elementary School Things are “Growing”! By Principal Karen Sinclair
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Ducklings ~ Mrs. Keyes class - Ducklings enjoy stories too! Plants ~ Mrs. Souch’s class at Stones Throw Nursery Beautifying the world! Butterﬂies ~ Ms. Taylor’s class - Fly free little butterflies! Salmon ~ Grade 1-2 students release salmon in Penticton channel. Muscles ~ Students sandbagging to help the community - Go Falcons! Towers ~ S.T.E.A.M. Workshop for students at Okanagan Falls Regional Library - Thanks Lynn!
School Trustee Says “Thank You” By Sam Hancheroff, School Trustee for Okanagan Falls After 13 years as being the School Trustee for Okanagan Falls, I have decided to not let my name stand in the upcoming October 2018 elections. As a previous long-standing teacher at Okanagan Falls Elementary, it was indeed an honour and privilege to be able to continue with a foot in education as the school trustee for the area. However, it is time now for a new representative to consider this very important position. I encourage anyone with a strong interest in wanting to help make educational decisions and advocate for children, to help set goals and budgets, and to be instrumental in setting policy and helping govern school jurisdictions to consider this elected role. Thank you for allowing me to represent the community of Okanagan Falls during the last 13 years.
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Okanagan Falls PAC Update By Lindsay Hainstock, PAC Vice President They say it takes a community to raise a child. I know I wouldn’t be as successful a parent, if it wasn’t for the community of other parents, friends, and family that have saved my butt many, many times. And yes, by successful I mean happy, healthy kids and not a clean house. Recently, several parents have been coming to PAC looking for help in finding more before school and after school care options to meet the growing need for childcare in our family-friendly community. PAC would like to use this opportunity through Skaha Matters to reach out to our highly creative and caring community for potential solutions for September! I can’t believe we are in the last month of this school year already! The year will be ending with a splash this year, thanks to Value Contracting! Once again, they have covered the cost for the year end school trip to the Water Slides (and hopefully tired out kids that go to bed early that night)! The date is tentatively set for Monday, June 25th. Stay tuned to the school newsletter for confirmation. Have a wonderful summer of sun and adventures in this beautiful part of the world we get to call home!
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Spadefoots In The Springtime
By Felix Bergeron, Valley Discovery Learning Student
This Spring, I went to my friend’s property near Okanagan Falls, because they had Great Basin Spadefoots. I was so excited, since these Spadefoots are a species at risk of extinction. A bunch of Spadefoots hopped into my friend’s pool and could not get out. They are not very smart. A conservationist came and helped us make a new home for them. Right now, we are finding a lot of these Spadefoots. Do you know why? I think it is because of the flooding in the South Okanagan. The water is attracting the Spadefoots to mate and lay eggs. This These amazing creatures look that c very weird. They are brownish lilies green with brown and orange dots and big yellow eyes. On the bottom of their back feet, they have black spades for digging. There is a big bump on their heads in the same spot as a horn on a unicorn. They are also are very clumsy and feel like jello when you hold them. They make a sound like a very loud snore, that might keep you up all night. Fun Facts about Great Basin Spadefoots: • Spadefoots are not frogs or toads, they are a different species. • Spadefoots like small ponds that dry up. • Spadefoot tadpoles have teeth and can eat one another. • Spadefoot tadpoles have eyes on top of their heads, not on the sides of their heads like frog tadpoles. • Spadefoots do not use their front legs for swimming. • Spadefoots hibernate most of the year in sandy banks. If you see a Spadefoot, leave it alone. If you have a lot of Spadefoots stuck in your pool, call a conservationist for help. The Valley Discovery Learning Community is grateful to be a part of such amazing learning opportunities here in the South Okanagan. Interested in learning more about the program and what these amazing students are up to? Visit our website at www. valleydiscovery.com. SkahaMatters.com | June 2018 | Page 21
lot could not be a rule, it could only be a bylaw. On the other hand, requiring dogs to be leashed in common areas could either be a rule or a bylaw. If a rule conflicts with a bylaw of the strata corporation, the bylaw prevails. A strata council can create a rule without consulting owners and PRESIDENT’S it applies to owners, tenants and visitors until the next annual GOLD AWARD general meeting (AGM), or special general meeting (SGM), if the SGM occurs before the AGM. At the general meeting, the rule SALES ACHIEVEMENT must be ratified by a majority vote or it ceases to have effect. AWARD REALTOR Once a rule has been ratified at a general meeting by majority vote, it is effective until it is repealed, replaced or altered, without Strata Bylaws and Rules Explained the need for further ratification. By Brian Moen, Realtor with Royal LePage Locations West Rules have lower fines than bylaws. Under the Strata Property regulations, the maximum fine that the strata corporation may This is an excerpt taken from the www2.gov.bc.ca website. set in its bylaws is $50 for contravention of a rule. The strata All strata corporations must have bylaws and may have rules. corporation’s bylaws may only allow a maximum frequency of Sections may also have bylaws and rules for some matters. Bylaws every 7 days for contravention of a rule. When making rules, the and rules apply to owners, tenants and people living with or visiting strata council must: owners and tenants. The strata council (or section executive) is • Set out all rules in a written document that can be photocopied responsible for enforcing bylaws and rules. and The Purpose of Bylaws and Rules ~ Bylaws and rules affect • Inform owners and tenants of any new rules as soon as the strata lot owner’s (and tenant’s) rights and responsibilities and feasible set out what the strata corporation will be like to live in and how it A rule cannot impose a user fee until it has been ratified by majority is administered. Bylaws and rules also apply to visitors. vote by owners. Although section 110 of the Strata Property Act Bylaws and rules are one of the ways that living in a strata is not and Strata Property Regulation 6.9 permit a strata corporation to the same as living in housing that is non-strata titled. adopt a rule to impose a user fee with respect to common property Bylaws can cover many different areas, including strata lots or a common asset, the rule and the fee are not enforceable until and common areas. The purpose of bylaws is to provide for the rule has been ratified by the owners at the next annual general the administration of the strata corporation and for the control, meeting after the rule was adopted by the council. management, maintenance, use and enjoyment of the strata lots, Getting Bylaws and Rules ~ It is important for owners and common property and common assets of the strata corporation. tenants to know what the bylaws and rules are for their strata Rules can be created to govern the use, safety and condition of corporation (and section if applicable). the common property and common assets. Rules cannot govern Bylaws that are different from the Standard Bylaws must be filed at the use of strata lots, only bylaws can do this. the Land Title Office to be effective. Amended bylaws, once they Strata corporations (and sections) must enforce their bylaws and are received by the Land Title Office, are recorded in the general rules; this can include fining strata owners and residents who don’t index. Sometimes strata corporations will consult a lawyer and file follow the strata’s bylaws and rules. consolidated bylaws, as per the lawyer’s direction, at the Land The Standard Bylaws ~ There is a set of Standard Bylaws Title Office, in order to make it easier to understand what bylaws, developed by the provincial government. The Standard Bylaws and any amendments, are in effect. are the “default” bylaws for a strata corporation. Section 120 of the A strata corporation or section: Strata Property Act states: “The bylaws of the strata corporation • Must provide access to its bylaws and rules to every owner are the Standard Bylaws except to the extent that different bylaws and tenant and to a person authorized in writing by an owner are filed in the land title office”. or tenant Different Bylaws for Different Stratas ~ Although the Standard • Must also provide access to its bylaws and rules to a former Bylaws are the “default” bylaws, stratas often have bylaws that owner, or in some cases to a former tenant, or to a person differ in some or many ways from the Standard Bylaws. There may authorized in writing by a former owner or tenant also be different bylaws for a section. The different bylaws reflect • Must provide access within one week (in practice this is 8 days) the strata corporation’s shared values and life style. 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Motorcycle Riders Support The OSNS Child And Youth Development Centre By John Young
Okanagan Motorcycle Riders Association (OMRA) are once again supporting the OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre in raffling a brand new 2018 Harley Davidson Heritage Softtail. Money raised from this raffle goes to support the child development programs offered by the OSNS to children throughout the South Okanagan and Similkameen Area. In Okanagan Falls, tickets are available at 3 Winds Hair Design located at 837 Main Street. The OSNS (Okanagan Similkameen Neurological Society) provides early intervention therapies to children with developmental delays, while simultaneously guiding and supporting the families of these children. Early Childhood Education programs are also offered and are geared towards helping all children, regardless of developmental level, achieve their next developmental milestones. More information about the Centre and its programs can be found on its website at www.osns.org, plus referral forms can be downloaded from the website as well. Any parent who is concerned about their child reaching typical developmental milestones can refer their children to receive services from the Centre. The Centre holds numerous fundraising activities throughout the year to augment the funding received from the provincial government. This fundraising is critical, as it allows the Centre to continue to provide excellence in care with the most current therapy equipment and aids. One of their most popular fundraising projects is the raffle of a Harley Davidson Motorcycle, supported by OMRA. OMRA is a group of motorcycle enthusiast who have consistently supported the OSNS with the Harley Motorcycle Raffle. They shoulder the majority of the work for the Raffle and raise considerable funds for the Centre. They move the bike to the various venues and provide the volunteers to sell the tickets. Tickets are also available through members of the Okanagan Motorcycle Riders, online at www.osns.org, or in Okanagan Falls at 3 Winds Hair Design in downtown Okanagan Falls. The winner’s name will be drawn on Sunday, June 24th at the Bandshell in Gyro Park in Penticton, which will be during the awards for the Peach City Beach Cruise. Get your ticket and you could win!
Kaleden Museum ~ A History Tid Bit
By Meredith King The next series of columns will be taken from the recollections of Kaleden pioneer Ron King, my father, who wrote these musings about Kaleden before he passed away in 2010. These are his words, his memories, his thoughts, just as he wrote them down.
To Start At The Beginning
Actually, I don’t remember too much about my earliest years. Rumour has it that I was became a resident of Kaleden on September 11, 1915. I believe it was the same night that the German Air Force first bombed London during the Great War. That fact, in itself, may have prevented the news agencies of the world from recognizing that a new luminary had burst upon the scene. Conversely, those in editorial positions may have had the insight to recognize that the catastrophes taking place in Europe were more than enough to meet the world’s need for tragedy without mentioning my emergence. At any rate, unheralded as my arrival may have been by the media barons of the day, it caused some stir in the little community perched on the banks of Lac du Chien. Prior to my arrival on the scene, there had been just one previous natal event in the fledgling settlement. That had been the birth of Gordon Tomlin to Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Tomlin a year earlier, and with that honoured event went the not inconsiderable prize of a town lot. The Tomlins had also built the first permanent home in the village, situated on the bluff overlooking the spot where the store, the hotel and the various docks were to be located. Having achieved one first, they might have been content to rest on their laurels, but no - some people just have to be first in everything. The King and Findlay families, faced with the ignominy of being second once again, kept stiff upper lips and pretended that a runner up was no mean achievement. There being so many more King and Findlay relatives than there were Tomlins, they showered an overly abundant supply of attention and affection on the infant child born to Will and Annie King and I was a badly spoiled child from day one. Just prior to my birth, Grandfather Findlay and Will (my father and his son-in-law) took to the well equipped workshop and constructed one of the most magnificent and durable cribs ever prepared for occupancy by mortal child. It served not only my infancy, but those of my sisters, brother, cousins, son, daughters, nieces, nephews and further assorted babies of the community. When it is recalled that this immaculate piece of furniture was painted with numerous coats of gleaming white enamel, receiving a new covering prior to serving yet one more tenant AND when one realizes that the only paint available was lead based, it brings into question the amount of PbO3 consumed by the numerous occupants. This one salient fact may explain a great many puzzling conundrums and possibly relieve DDT, Parathion and Malathion of much of the blame heaped upon them for the generally poor performance of Kaleden offspring in coping with Mr. Binet’s tests. Tune in next month for more ramblings on the intricacies of Kaleden life. To donate an item to the Kaleden Museum, please contact Meredith at 250-497-6995. Relax ... Rejuvenate ... Heal
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OK Falls Heritage & Museum Society By Marla Wilson
Although the rivers, lakes and other waterways are running high, I find it nice to have the comfort of warm weather. In a few weeks, all be back to normal ... till next time. It has been quite busy around the Heritage site. The irrigation system has been turned on and is watering all the lawns and gardens. Over the winter, some of the old overgrown cedars have been removed or trimmed back. The flower beds are getting a good cleaning thanks to Dwayne Eisen. Some new annuals have been planted for colour and the Memorial Rose Garden is getting some much needed attention. Donna May Thompson and Marla Wilson have been putting up the new wall paper in the Bassett House. It looks so fresh and clean. There still needs to be some work in there before we open for the summer, but it will be worth a tour through when we are finished. The Thrifty Boutique is a going concern. We have a marvelous group of volunteers who are keeping everything running smoothly. The summer clothing is so colourful and bright. We also have a great collection of books on many different subjects. Thanks to all who give of their time and talent. The Executive and Membership will be planning the summer picnic in July. More information will follow. The next meeting of the Heritage and Museum Society will be the last one until September. The meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month, which will be June 26th, in the Thrifty Boutique starting at 7 pm. H&M Thrifty Boutique
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Monthly Dance Parties & Wedding Couple Dance Lessons By Brian Udal
Where can I go to dance Swing, Latin, Country 2 Step and Ballroom? The answer is at Brian’s Dance Class in Summerland. You will meet new people coming from as far away as West Kelowna to Okanagan Falls. The Hall is 1800 sq. ft. and is only 10 years young. Dancers between the ages of 30 to 70 show up for a mini 1/2 hour lesson of the month and then dance away the night to popular music shared by 2 DJs. The next dances are June 2nd & June 23rd. Only $12 per person at the St. Stephens Anglican Church Hall, 9311 Prairie Valley Road in Summerland. New seasonal dances start again October 5th and run for 8 weeks. Call 778-516-7272 or www.briansdanceclass.ca for more information.
“Play in the Park” Series For Older Adults By Aja Jackson, Program Coordinator
Enjoy the sweet smells of summer blossoms with Sharon Proctor who leads the Urban Pole Walking group every Tuesday at 10am at Lions Gardens. Urban pole walking provides twice the workout than a regular walk in the park. It’s easy to learn and great for ALL ages. Sharon can already feel her abs and upper arms toning up after just a few pole walks. Her fiancé is toning up too! Sharon provides short instruction on using the poles safely and for maximum health benefits. “Play in the Park” on Tuesday mornings with Sharon. She’ll bring the poles! Everyone is welcome to the “Play in the Park” Kick Off Sample Where can we go for Wedding Dance lessons? Lessons for the Day at Centennial Park. We’ll be there alongside the “Market in Bride and Groom are just a short distance away in Summerland. the Park” on Wednesday, June 6th from 4-7 pm. Why not try private lessons with Brian’s Dance Class, while All activities are at NO CHARGE! Try your hand at Frisbee making it easy and fun to learn. Brian has taught hundreds of Golf, Bocce, Croquet and Urban Pole walking. At 4 pm Richard shy couples prepare for their big day. Imagine a choreographed Lautsch will lead an inspirational hour of Tai Chi. These relaxing routine that will give you the confidence to pace yourself through movements have health benefits while standing or sitting. an entrance, beginning, middle and ending with a dip to top it off. Artist Janice Goodman will put Sharpies to good use on tiles! What excitement and memories you will cherish that will give back Create your own unique art work in the park and take it home with for years to come. Five one hour lessons are only $325. Please you. No experience required. allow a minimum 6 to 8 week window to learn your routine prior to Bring your camera or mobile device and Jeanni Jones will take your big day. you on a photo walk tour of the park. On stage, join Okey Dokey Testimonial - “I can’t believe it! We did it! We actually danced! It Entertainment with music trivia, prizes and a sing-a-long. was hard, but it was fun. We didn’t do well, but we did something. Invite your neighbours and friends. Give them a lift! And, enjoy I never imagined it. You are such a good teacher, patient and clear delicious complimentary treats from KJ Coffee Bar, tons of games to understand. You break the movements down into things we can and talented “Market in the Park” vendors. The fun happens do. I never felt intimidated or stupid. Thank you so much!” Wednesday, June 6th from 4-7 pm. RAIN OR SHINE! A big ~ John W. in Naramata - After One Dance Lesson! thanks to the Okanagan Falls Seniors Activity Centre that will also have its doors open with facilities available. Brians.Dance.Class@gmail.com 778.516.7272 www.briansdanceclass.ca “Play in the Park” will wrap up June events with “Your Joyful Drum”. Barb Seiler is a Community Drum Circle Facilitator and Swing, Latin, Country, Ballroom Dance Lessons will lead a relaxing rhythmic drumming circle at 6:30 pm on Monthly Dance Parties ~ Certified Instructor Since 2004 Thursday, June 28th in Lions Gardens. Drums and chairs will be provided and tents will be set up in case of a drizzle. No Central Ridge Veterinary Clinic - Okanagan Falls drumming experience needed. ALL AGES are invited to create Dr. Sylvia Tingson D.V.M. 250.497.7808 music together in the park. Keep your eyes on Skaha Matters for more details on “Play in the Open Mon - Fri 9-5 & Sat 9-12 Medicines Surgery Vaccinations Park” summer activities. Email us anytime with your ideas to have fun in our parks: email@example.com. See you playing in the parks this summer!
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Music in the Park
South Skaha Housing Society Update
By Barb Few
By Sharon Proctor, Fundraising and Public Relations
June is here and with it will be our first concert of the summer season. Join us on Fathers Day, being Sunday, June 17th, so bring dads, brothers, uncles, boyfriends, in fact any male around, plus all the females to listen to “The Rob n’ Walker Band”. Our last concert of 2017 went out with a bang featuring the Rob Robinson Band, and this is the same great band with a different name! This concert will start at 5 pm in the WI Bandshell in Centennial Park. And, thanks to our great sponsor FortisBC, this is a FREE treat! The Ladies Auxiliary will be on site with food options for you to have a picnic supper between 5-7pm. This is our 3rd season, although it does not seem possible, and it all started with the Irrigation District worried that the WI Bandshell was not being used. So, they asked Myrt Niles, who they knew put on tremendous entertainment nights at the Okanagan Falls Legion Branch #227, if she could do something about using the WI Bandshell. Myrt immediately roped in Marla Wilson and Barbara Few to form a committee. Little The late Myrt Niles, founder of “Music in the did we know that we would Park”, to be honoured at the first concert of have to cope with no money, the season on Sunday, June 17, 2018. insurance, contracts and other important things like porta potties! Let alone many other details. But, under Myrt’s leadership, we managed successfully. Sadly, during the start of the second season, Myrt fell ill. We managed to carry on with her directions from her hospital bed. Myrt tragically died on September 29, 2017, so this first concert will be dedicated to her. Myrt not only was a two term President of the Legion and filled nearly every other position, but she also belonged to the Ladies Auxiliary, the Heritage Society, helped out at her Church, and many other places. Myrt is sorely missed. This season we are lucky enough to be helped out on the committee by Sharon Proctor. Plus, we still have the same security guys (or our husbands will not get fed!). See you all at the concert!
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Okanagan Falls Lions Update By Bob Wilson, President
Here comes summer, festivals and tours, traffic and tourists, long hot days and warm evenings, leaving us once again wishing for quieter times and cooler weather. Okanagan Falls Lions Club will be selling cookies again this summer at “Music in the Park” to support our activities in the community. June is our last month of regular meetings until September, when we start our yearly activities and meetings again at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #227 every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month. The second meeting is a dinner meeting and guests are welcome to attend. School breakfasts will continue until the end of June. Then, as the “old” song says, “Here comes summer, school is out, oh happy days”. See you in the fall. Blood, it’s in you to give! The next Blood Donor Clinic is June 11 & 12 at the Penticton Senior Drop In Centre. The Canadian Blood Services needs both donors and volunteers for their clinics. To become a donor and/or volunteer, please visit www.blood.ca or call 1-888-236-6283. When you see a volunteer, please thank them. If you see us around town, come over and say hello. If you would like to join us, talk to a Lions member or call 778-439-2275. Okanagan Falls Lion’s Club is online at www.e-clubhouse.org/ sites/okfalls/ and www.facebook.com/okanaganfallslionsclub.
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Okanagan Falls Seniors Activity Centre By Elaine Chernoff
Warmer weather means less time spent indoors; therefore, some of our activities are postponed until September. Exercises, Bingo, Music and Coffee, Bridge, Canasta and Cribbage will continue for the month of June. The Falls Music Group now plays on Wednesdays from 2-4 pm. Also, we are no longer able to host “meet and greet” hours at the Activity Centre, but may revisit this option in September. The second Silent Auction ends at 9 am on Saturday, June 2nd. Place your last bid and stay for the Pancake Breakfast. Check out two events at Centennial Park, just across the street from the Activity Centre on Wednesday, June 6th from 4-7 pm. “Play in the Park” for Older Adults will kick off with games, music, food and entertainment. Also, shop the “Market in the Park” for farm and garden products, jewelry, baked goods, art and crafts, and more. Contact Elaine at 250-497-8608 for details about the Market. Saturday, June 9th is our annual BBQ for members and guests. Happy Hour is at 4:30 pm and Dinner at 5:30 pm. Please bring a salad or dessert to share, plus your own plate and cutlery. Hamburgers, hot dogs, and all the fixings will be provided. There will be live Rock & Roll Music and space for a sock hop. Come in your favourite 50/60’s outfits. Great news!!! We’re hosting another Pancake Breakfast and Bingo on Canada Day! This event was very successful last year. Breakfast on July 1st is from 8-10 am and Bingo starts at 1 pm.
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Pancake Breakfast ~ Saturday, June 2nd from 8-10 am (Silent Auction ends at 9 am) General Meeting ~ Monday, June 4th at 1 pm Year End BBQ ~ Saturday, June 9th at 5:30 pm (Members & their guests only) Drop In Bingo (19+) ~ Saturday, June 16th at 1 pm (3rd Sat) Canasta ~ Mondays at 10 am - June 4th, 11th & 18th Exercises ~ Tue & Thu at 9 am Tuesday Bingo ~ June 5th, 12th & 19th at 1 pm Evening Pool ~ Tuesdays at 6 pm Music and Coffee ~ Wednesdays & Fridays at 9 am Falls Music Group ~ Wednesdays at 2 pm (new) Bridge / Cribbage ~ 1 pm / 7 pm on Thursdays
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Ladies Auxiliary of Branch #227 Update By Denise Ashton
We will start the month of June with our usual Bingo at 1 pm on Saturday, June 2nd. All are welcome to join in the fun, meet friends and make new ones. On Sunday, June 3rd, the LA is having a Strawberry Tea & Bazaar from 11 am - 3 pm. Everyone is welcome. There will also be some new vendors at the Bazaar, so come and check them out. To book a table, please contact Denise at 250-485-4949. On Wednesday, June 6th, our monthly General Meeting will be held at 11 am, followed by a Potluck Luncheon. The Ladies Auxiliary will be catering several events in June Our LA Dinners will be Saturday, June 9th and Friday, June 22nd. Come out and support us. Keep your eyes open for other events.
The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #227 By Bev van Uden
“Honouring Our Veterans” Dale joined the British Columbia Dragoon’s B Squadron at 17 years of age and remained with them for 2 1/2 years, leaving to pursue a career in construction. He later joined the Reserve Force, as a CIC Officer in 1993 in 100 Mile House. Dale was promoted through the ranks and positions available eventually assuming the Commanding Officer position. He worked at the Vernon Army Cadet Camp for many years in various positions, Plt Commander, Admin O, STD O, Fld Trg O, OC (officer commanding) the Expeditious Fld Tr company. 19 years as a CIC Officer in the CAF until retirement at age 65. Dale retired as a Captain. The photo shows Dale as Maj WSE, while commanding 400 personnel (staff and cadets) at CFB Vernon. Dale, thank you for your years of service.
June Events at Okanagan Falls Legion: Saturday, June 2nd ~ Candlelight Ceremony at the Okanagan Falls Cemetery on Maple Street at 10am. Tuesday, June 5th ~ Providence Funeral Home seminar upstairs at 4pm. Nearing end of life information on how to plan ahead and ideas for families with elders. Music Trivia at 7pm on June 6 & 27 ~ Now just twice a month. Join in the fun! Burgers and fries just $7 each. Sunday, June 10th ~ Ride for Dad and Prostate Cancer. Bikes will start to arrive about 12 noon. Burgers, fries and hot dogs will be on the menu. Saturday, June 16th ~ Game Night! Burgers and fries for $7. Join in the balloon game, bra game & much more! Tuesday, June 19th ~ General Meeting at 7pm. Find out what’s going on. This will be our last general meeting until September. Saturday, June 23rd ~ Legion Days! Taco salad bowl for $7. Buzz Byers will be entertaining. Friday & Saturday Nights ~ Meat & 50-50 Draws starting at 5pm on Friday & NEW TIME of 4pm on Saturday. Come on out, you could be lucky. Everyone is welcome. Sunday is Fun Day! Check out the fun & games 1:30pm start. Come see what our Legion is all about. Everyone is welcome to become a member. We love to see new faces at the Legion. For more information, please call 250-497-8338. Facebook Page: Royal Cdn Legion - Branch 227 Okanagan Falls BC. “Where you are always welcome to join us!”
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100 Men Who Care Celebrates Two Years Of Supporting Charities Mark June 27th on your calendar. 100 Men Who Care-Penticton will be celebrating the second anniversary of supporting charitable organizations across the South Okanagan/Similkameen. June 27th, 2018 Sandman Hotel Penticton - Bar One 939 Burnaby Avenue West, Penticton Doors open at 5:00 pm Event 5:30 - 6:30 pm When the organization started in 2016, thirty-seven members attended and raised $3,700. Over the past two years, the group has grown to over 100 members and has donated $51,400 to 24 charities in Penticton, Summerland, Osoyoos, Oliver and Keremeos. The 100 Men Who Care concept is quite simple. The members meet four times a year and each person commits to donating $100 at each meeting. Three charitable organizations from the South Okanagan and Similkameen region are chosen at random and invited to make a presentation describing their organization, how a donation would be used and who it will help. The 100 Men members then vote to distribute their donations to the charities, with 80% going to the charity receiving the most votes and the two other groups receiving 10% each. At the April meeting, 100 Men raised $8,200 and voted to donate $6,560 to the Henning Emergency Clinic of Kindness (H.E.C.K.), a dental clinic that provides dental care for marginalized individuals, low income families, fixed income seniors and those on Ministry Assistance, including the homeless and working poor within the South Okanagan. Habitat for Humanity received $820 to help fund a forklift to provide a safe and efficient work environment for staff and volunteers at the new Penticton ReStore and St. Ann’s Parish will have $820 to help provide emergency food hampers. If you are interested in becoming one of the 100 Men, more information can be found on the website at www.100menpenticton. com or you can email email@example.com.
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Why Make Pre-arranged Funeral Plans? Peace Of Mind.
Are your ducks all in a row?
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Providence Funeral Homes considers it a privilege to have the opportunity to meet with families and discuss different options about advanced planning for end of life events and funeral wishes. Knowing that you have clearly communicated and documented your wishes, brings peace of mind to both yourself and those left behind after your passing. It is very thoughtful and caring when you take the time to define your wishes. Peace of mind is felt knowing that you have documented your preferences, such as casket burial or cremation, a religious funeral in your church or a personal celebration of life at your favourite location, or perhaps no formal service at all. Everyone is welcome to attend our information session on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 4:00 pm being held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #227 in Okanagan Falls. We partner with AIR MILES and every participant is eligible to receive 50 bonus miles and a complimentary beverage of their choice! We provide information about pricing, different payment options, such as paying in full or the ability to make payments over a specified term. Come learn about the many options available to bring a peace of mind, as you get your “ducks in a row”.
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Along with our highly capable emergency management systems and trained professionals, volunteers are usually first on the scene of an emergency or disaster and remain long after official services have ceased. These volunteers play vital roles in helping those affected to respond and recover. It is likely that the role of volunteers will increase to respond to more frequent emergencies in the future. There are many ways volunteers can help others in a crisis. (adapted from A review of informal volunteerism in emergencies and disasters: Deﬁnition, opportunities and challenges, Whittaker, et all, 2015, published in the International Journal of Risk Reduction). Volunteers wanting to help provide Emergency Support during floods and fires can prepare themselves by completing the online introduction courses, which are free through the Justice Institute of BC. These introductory courses provide information on what Emergency Social Service does. Find Emergency Social Services training at http://www.jibc.ca
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Flowers to those that supported the KVFD Yard Sale on May 12th. It was a HUGE success, as we had our record breaking year! We sure would love to thank many folks and companies Okanagan Falls Community Church who were a part of this success: All of the volunteers who helped Sunday Worship ~ 10:00 am & 6:00 pm to set up on Friday and clean up on Saturday; RDOS for their Bible Study at Church ~ Wednesdays at 7:00 pm support, Wendy Bennett a coordinator for Solid Waste Facilities Parking Lot Sale ~ Saturday, June 2nd from 9 -1. Come on down, with supplying the garbage bins for waste and cardboard products make us a offer. Join us for coffee and cookies. at clean up time; Media coverage with Shaw TV Okanagan, EZ 1356 McLean Creek Rd, OK Falls / Office: 250-497-5131 Rock, Penticton Western News, Castanet News, Penticton Herald, Pastor Wade Harvey ~ Come join us in celebrating God’s Love! CBC Radio Kelowna, Global News and Skaha Matters; Action Steel for providing a trailer for disposal of recycled metal materials; Okanagan Falls United Church IGA for supplying lunches for volunteers on Friday during set up; Sunday Service ~ 9:00 - 10:00 am Our Speakers for June: 3rd - Rev. Mark Bedford; 10th - Sarah and past and present fire department members who were involved in this great event. We appreciate the unwavering support of the Tupholme; 17th - Victor Ince; and 24th - Judy Ritcey. community who gave us valuable items and those who came in All ages are welcome! Coffee and social time to follow service. numbers to support it. THANK YOU and we will see you all next 1108 Willow St, OK Falls / 250-497-1171 / www.okfallsunited.ca year! ~ From the Kaleden Volunteer Fire Department Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Service Flowers to Alfred Warkentin for fixing our hole on the Kaleden Sunday Mass ~ 11:30 am Library outside wall. The woodpecker couple have left the building! 1039 Willow St, OK Falls / Administrator - Father Dominique ~ From the Kaleden Library Staff Okanagan Falls Contact: Lorraine Harrison - 250-497-8781 Flowers to everyone who participated in Kaleden’s Fire Smart Day. To those who volunteered to help with the demonstration project St. Barbara’s Anglican Church Sunday Service ~ 9:30 am 1st 3 Sundays & 1:00 pm 4th Sunday and to the many the in-kind donations of time and professional expertise. ~ From the Fire Smart Committee Coffee and social time after the Church Service. Fish Heads to the people who threw household furniture and 1039 Willow St, OK Falls / Incumbent Rev. Rick Paulin - 250-494-0704 garbage into the full Chipper Bins that were waiting to be taken to The South Okanagan Grandmothers for Africa are hosting a the landfill. ~ From the Fire Smart Committee fundraiser, Yoga at the Grist Mill in Keremeos, Sunday, June 10. Flowers to all the neighbours on 13th Avenue and Willow Street in This event includes a choice of two Yoga classes given by Holly Okanagan Falls. Our town house complex was threatened as the Hart, several tours of the gardens, the Grist Mill, and a delicious water levels rose in Shuttleworth Creek, so a few of our residents salad bar luncheon. The cost is $25 for tours and lunch, or $35 went and got sandbags to put along the edge of the creek, and including an outdoor Yoga class. For more information and they also helped our neighbour whose property was starting to tickets, call Lynn at 778-476-0609 or Marilyn at 250-499-7217. flood. The next day we watched the water rise and there was about twenty men and women helping place the sandbags even higher. The gang set up sandbags from the bridge by Tickleberry’s, West Bench 5th Annual then went down our back road into the neighbour’s on Willow Community Yard Sale Event Street. You would think the volunteers would be tired. Wrong, they went and got more sandbags and helped on the Legion side too. By Denis Chaykowski, West Bench Resident West Bench neighbourhoods are busy getting ready for our 5th The owners of Willow Creek Estates would like to thank all those Annual Father’s Day Weekend Yard Sale Event being held on that helped us, our neighbours, and the Legion. When things get rough, people in Okanagan Falls get tough! Thank you everyone. Saturday, June 16th. ~ From Judie J., Vice President of Willow Creek Estates With more homes involved this year, from the West Bench, Husula Highlands, and Sage Mesa subdivisions, we’re expecting Flowers to Noble Ridge Winery and Meyer Family Vineyards for (seriously) hundreds of locals and visitors to descend upon our their assistance during the floods. ~ From John of Okanagan Falls quite neighbourhoods at 8 am. This promises to be an even bigger WANTED: Summer condo cleaner in Okanagan Falls. event ever this year. Thorough, efﬁcient and ﬂexible person desired. Will New bargain hunters and ‘early birds’ buzzing about are from our Okanagan Valley area, as well Kamloops, Chase, Vernon, pay $25 per hour. For more info, call 250-497-5556. Kelowna, Oliver, Okanagan Falls, etc. Always a fabulous Father’s Day Yard Sale Event for sellers and buyers alike, ‘because’ of the many great deals. All West Bench residents are welcome to participate on Saturday, June 16th, being Father’s Day weekend. For more information, call Denis at 250.460.2221 or visit www.cmeliveproductions.com. PLEASE CALL
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Flowers to our community that came together to sandbag when the creek breached the bank on 14th Avenue and Brockie Place. We appreciate all of your help to try and save our homes. An even bigger thank you to UEE, Robbins Drilling, Talon Fabricators, and 360 Sandblasting that supplied man power and equipment, and brought sandbags from out of town. It is amazing to see the community come together and support each other in time of need. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you everyone. ~ From Owen and Amanda of Okanagan Falls Flowers to my neighbours on Brockie Place and 14th Avenue for their help during the flood situation. I would especially like to thank Gerrie and Heather for keeping me informed, Karen and family for protecting my property, Garth with GRRR construction for pumping out everywhere, Debra and Alert Animal Rescue for being on hand if I needed help with my animals, Tony and Kim for use of their driveway, Colin for starting a Go Fund Me campaign, and last but not least, for my sister Lorna who helped with everything disaster related. I was impressed how everyone pulled together and got through this disaster. ~ From Linda F. of Okanagan Falls Flowers to all those in the community who came to help us during the flood. I saw many people who didn’t live anywhere near 14th, Brockie or Mimac, and you were out here packing and placing sandbags. One neighbour saw a woman with a tray of sandwiches. I know I can speak for many others on the affected streets ... we are grateful for your generous spirits! And, many thanks to Jeremy on Brockie for his many trips into Penticton with his truck and trailer to pick up sandbags ... all night long! You are SO appreciated, Jeremy! ~ From Heather & Gerrie of Okanagan Falls Flowers to Emergency Management BC, BC Forest Firefighters, Canadian Military, Penticton Search & Rescue, along with Paul Edmonds and Don Dobson, who have all helped immensely with the sandbagging and advice. We now see a light at the end of the tunnel. Thank you! ~ From Coral B. of Twin Lakes
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Credible Cremation Services is available to assist families with final arrangements, whenever the need arises. We offer seamless personal service to all, at the most reasonable price in the area. We also offer pre-arrangements for those who wish to “plan ahead”. Phone Lesley at 250-493-3912, email crediblecremations@shaw. ca, or visit our website if you have any questions at all. Our thoughts are with all those local folks who are dealing with the flooding. The creeks and rivers are all running at unprecedented levels, washing away property, and undermining bridges and driveways. Debris will be washing up on the beaches for quite a while. There will have to be a major clean up once all returns to normal. In the meantime, for those who use the lake, keep a watch for branches that may be floating just under the surface. Hitting one while boating, could cause serious injuries or damage to watercraft. It is with great sadness that we bid farewell to the following local friends. May we convey our heartfelt condolences to each family. SCHILPEROORT (Van Der Klugt), SYLVIA ELISABETH Sylvia was born on July 29th, 1969 in The Hague, and passed away in Penticton on April 28, 2018 at the young age of 48 years. Sylvia will be sadly missed by her parents Loek and Elly Van Der Klugt of Okanagan Falls, friends, nurses and care givers at Penticton Hospital. STECY, DAVID Born May 3rd, 1938 in St. Norbert, Manitoba. David passed away on May 17, 2018 at his home in Kaleden, having just celebrated an 80th milestone. Left to mourn his passing are his wife Diana, sons John and Donald, daughters Debbie, Marilyn, family and friends. SWERDFEGER, VERNON KENNETH Born on May 31st, 1931 in Vancouver, BC and passed away in Penticton on May 19, 2018 at 86 years. Vernon will be greatly missed by his beloved family, wife Margaret (Peggy), sons Norman, Owen and Colin, granddaughter Alicia, great grandson Oliver, friends and neighbours in Kaleden. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Credible Cremation Services Ltd. 250-493-3912 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Ye Olde Welcome Inn Menu
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Eat In or Take Out
Basket of Fries Onion Rings Soup of the Day French Onion Soup Chicken Fingers Snake Bits Dry Garlic Ribs Calamari Rings Veggie Platter Veggie Platter
Fresh cut daily ...................................................................... $4.50 A basket full of our flavour .............................................. $4.95 Great on a chilly day (in season) ................................... $5.75 Baked with grilled garlic toast (in season) ............ $7.25 Served with dip and a basket of fries ........................ $10.95 Jalapeno stuffed chicken pieces ................................ $8.95 served with veggies and dip Served with veggies and dip ........................................ $8.95 Served with Tsatziki ...................................................... $8.95 SMALL - Carrots and celery with dip .......................... $4.95 LARGE - Carrots, celery, cucumber, radishes ........... $8.95 tomatoes, mushrooms, and green peppers with dip
Deep fried chicken wings, chicken strips, ............... $11.95 shrimp, zucchini, onion rings, and jalapeno stuffed chicken served with fries and dip Our Dips: Ranch, Plum Sauce, Honey Garlic, Honey Mustard, Sour Cream, Teriyaki, Blue Cheese, BBQ, Hot and Inferno.
All burgers come on a fresh Kaiser roll with lettuce, pickle, tomato, onion (fresh or sautéed) & your choice of fries, perogies or salad. Ask for Gluten Free!
Inn Burger Our own freshly grilled 7 oz. patty ............................. $9.95 Farmer Burger Add a hash brown .......................................................... $10.95 Ham & Cheese Burger ............................................................................................ $11.95 Hawaiian Burger Ham and Pineapple ....................................................... $11.95 Greek Burger Feta Cheese and Cucumber ...................................... $11.95 Buffalo Burger Real Alberta Buffalo!! ..................................................... $11.95 Surf & Turf Burger Beef and Calamari .......................................................... $11.95 Medieval Burger Our Best Burger .............................................................. $11.95 Chicken Burger A boneless, skinless 6 oz. breast of chicken ........... $10.95 Crispy Chicken Burger ............................................................................................ $10.95 Veggie Burger A Soy and Rice patty, dressed to please! ................. $10.95 BC Salmon Burger Wild BC Salmon! .............................................................. $11.95 Ye Olde Fish Burger English Style beer battered cod ................................. $11.95 Add mozza, cheddar, 2 bacon strips or sautéed mushrooms: $1.39 each. Add Swiss $1.50. Add Feta $1.95.
Salads Garden Salad
Please ask server for your favourite dressing. With a meal ......................................................................... $4.85 Small ...................................................................................... $5.25 Large ...................................................................................... $6.95
Fish & Chips Our Famous Ye Olde Beer Battered Cod Also available grilled, with lemon pepper
1 Piece: ..................................... $10.95 2 Pieces: ................................... $13.95
With a meal .......................................................................... $5.95 Small served with grilled Garlic Toast ......................... $7.25 Large served with grilled Garlic Toast ......................... $8.95
12” 2 toppings: $12.95 | 14” 2 toppings: $19.95 | add topping $.95 ea
Greek Salad Chicken Caesar
mmmmmmmmmm Feta Cheese .............................. $10.95
Ye Olde Breakfast
Classic Caesar salad with a grilled .............................. $12.95 chicken breast and garlic toast
Steak and Eggs
Classic Caesar salad with wild ..................................... $12.95 BC Salmon and garlic toast
1 lb: $9.95 | 2 lbs: $19.95 3 lbs: $28.95 | 4 lbs: $38.95
10 prawns: $9.95 20 prawns: $19.95
All Day Breakfast 2 eggs, 4 pieces of bacon, our own hash .................. $11.95 browns, toast and jam A grilled 6 oz. aged New York Steak, 2 eggs, ......... $13.95 toast and homemade hash browns.
Extras & Odds: Gravy $1.39 / Garlic Toast $1.95 / Add Chicken Breast $3.95 / Additional Sour Cream, Green Onions or Dip $.39 / Make it spicy & HOT $.95 / Fry your perogies $1.95 / Baked potato with sour cream or butter $4.95 / Substitute Onion Rings for French Fries on a meal $1.95 / Make your salad a Caesar $1.39 / Add a lobster tail to meal $12.95 or without a meal $14.95 / Add 5 prawns to meal $4.50 / Side of 3 perogies $5.25 / Add Mozza or Cheddar $1.39, Swiss $1.50, Feta $1.95 / Sauteed Shrooms & Onions $1.39
Steak & Seafood
All entrées include your choice of our home fries, perogies or garden salad with your choice of dressing. Grilled Cheese A Classic Sandwich ............................................................ $9.95
Add sautéed mushrooms and onions or upgrade to Caesar for only $1.39!
Grilled Ham & Cheese Add ham to the classic sandwich ............................. $10.95 The BLT Loaded with bacon, lettuce and tomato .................... $9.95 on toasted white or brown bread
Lean roast beef piled high and ................................. $11.95 smothered in our own gravy
With sautéed onions, bacon bits and ....................... $11.95 garden salad
Baron of Beef Dip
Our own roast beef, served au jus with .................. $11.95 horseradish on the side
Fresh Corned Beef, sauerkraut and Swiss ............... $11.95 cheese on grilled Winnipeg rye bread
Bowl of Chili
Served with garlic toast ................................................ $11.95
Our spicy medieval ground beef patty, .................... $12.95 garlic toast and baked potato or fries or garden salad.
New York Steak
A grilled 6 oz. aged center cut New York Steak, ..... $14.95 garlic toast and baked potato or fries or garden salad.
Steak & Prawns
Our great aged center cut New York Steak .............. $17.95 with the addition of 5 sautéed prawns, plus garlic toast and baked potato or fries or garden salad.
Steak & Lobster
A grilled 6 oz. aged center cut New York Steak ...... $22.95 with a 6 1/2 oz. lobster tail, garlic toast and baked potato or fries or garden salad.
2 Lobster Tails
TWO lobster tails, garlic toast and ......................... $29.95 baked potato or fries or garden salad.
Non-alcoholic Beverages: Coffee, Tea, Milk, Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, 7-Up, Scweppes Ginger Ale or Tonic Water, Mott’s Clamato Juice, Lipton Iced Tea or Cranberry Juice, Soda Water, Sun-Rype Orange Juice, herbal tea, bottled water and sparkling water.
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