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Volume 8 : Issue 11

November 2016 Your FREE Monthly Community Newsletter



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FROM THE DIRECTOR “Blessed are the Peacemakers”

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unit Senior’s Housing project which the South Skaha Housing Society is proposing to build, jointly with the Legion Branch 227, at the corner of Willow Street and Veterans Way. Finally, Tom Styffe and I were invited to a special meeting in the office of Premier Christy Clark, together with Community Services Minister Peter Fassbender and our two MLA’s, to review progress on the recently-completed Governance Study for Area ‘D’, and to discuss options for implementing some practical changes in the near future to the Area ‘D’ governance structure. At this point, I can only report that we received a cordial and supportive response from all the Ministers, and from Premier Clark, during these meetings. Given the feedback we received, I do expect some significant “good news” announcements to be forthcoming over the next few weeks. Proposed Division of Area ‘D’ ~ As many residents of Area ‘D’ already know, especially those who participated in the recent public discussions and surveys carried out by Mr. Bob Daly and his Governance Study Committee, Area ‘D’ is the largest and most complex Electoral Area in the Regional District. With a current population of about 6000, (excluding members of the PIB) our population is 3 x larger than the average for the 7 other electoral areas, and 4 x larger than the original population of Area ‘D’ when RDOS was created in 1966. And, Area ‘D’ encompasses 10 separate and distinct communities from Upper Carmi in the North, to Vaseaux Lake at the South end. Arising from the Provincially-funded Governance study, many suggestions were offered for improving the effectiveness of government in Area ‘D’, including the possibility of dividing the area into two relatively equal sized parcels. The most favoured option (by a 2:1 margin) was to divide Area ‘D’ along a North-South line, more or less coinciding with the present OCP parcels known as Areas D-1 and D-2. Therefore, as a first step toward implementing the recommendations of the study committee, the RDOS Board voted on October 20th to divide Area ‘D’ into D-1 and D-2 without change to the external boundaries, and subject to final approval by Provincial Cabinet by Order in Council. If all the legalities and necessary paperwork can be finalized within the next several months, it will be possible to elect two separate Directors at the time of the next elections in 2018. I personally support this proposal, because it will bring more equitable and effective representation to the residents of Area ‘D’. New Horizons for Seniors “takes-off” in Kaleden ~ I want to offer my compliments to Kim Denis (Program Coordinator) and her team of helpers who are offering several forms of social engagement for seniors in the community. Keep up the good work Kim at getting our seniors “out and about” with their neighbours. For more information call Kim Denis at 250-497-8188 or email apfadults@gmail.com. A Final Word of Congratulations ~ I also want to offer my personal compliments to my worthy friend and Alternate Director for Area ‘D’, Mr. Tom Styffe. Following his several years of service as Chair of the Okanagan College Board of Directors, Tom was recently appointed by the Provincial Cabinet to be one of the “public interest” Directors of the newly restructured Real Estate Council of British Columbia. Welldeserved Tom! Please remember to attend the annual Remembrance Day Ceremonies starting at 10 am on November 11th at the Okanagan Falls Community Centre. Tom Styffe will be laying the wreath on my behalf.

As we once again approach Remembrance Day, and reflect on the thousands of young Canadians who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our democratic rights and freedoms, I can’t help but be haunted by the spectre of a world not far away where tens of thousands are still being victimized in countries ravaged by violence and war. In her recent keynote speech to the Union of BC Municipalities Convention, Dr. Samantha Nutt, who is the founder and Tom Siddon Executive Director of War Child Canada, Director of gave a stirring, yet frightening account of RDOS Area ‘D’ many children and young women who are the innocent victims of horrible atrocities in several war-torn countries of Africa and the Middle East. Following her graduation from the U of T Medical School, Dr. Nutt travelled as a young doctor on a UNICEF mission to Somalia, some twenty years ago. She spent several more years working on humanitarian relief missions in East Africa and the Congo where she witnessed the tragic consequences of war for children and young women. So on returning to Canada in 1999, Samantha set out to found War Child Canada. Samantha Nutt is now known world-wide as a tireless champion for the Children of War. Under her leadership, War Child Canada has raised millions of dollars to assist the child-victims of war. In a recent TED-talk on War and Peace in New York City, she spoke with passion of her work in countries where she often feared for her own life and where it is much easier for child-soldiers to get their hands on automatic weapons than on a glass of clean water. And, where young women and girls who have never been to school often become the victims of rape, torture and HIV-Aids. In her UBCM presentation, Samantha told us that while she has seen the worst of what humans are capable of doing to each other she believes a positive outcome is still possible. However, this can only happen by bringing an end to arms-dealing by industries and exploitive governments that profit from the inhumanity of sectarian wars. And, she says ultimate peace requires Western democracies to generously offer programs for education, economic assistance, health care reform and respect for human rights in these troubled areas. Thanks for being an optimist, Samantha. General Business at the UBCM ~ On a local level, delegates to the UBCM held spirited debates on more than 150 resolutions and heard presentations from experts on such diverse topics as the province-wide drug overdose epidemic, alternative approaches to regulating marijuana dispensaries, the challenges of tent cities and homelessness, how to cope with rising sea levels and extreme weather events, and building more resilient and sustainable communities. Meetings with Ministers ~ During the convention our RDOS delegation met separately with numerous Ministers and their senior staff to discuss a variety of important issues. For example, my Area ‘C’ colleague Terry Schafer and I were able to raise with the Lands and Resources Ministry our desire to have the KVR trail completed along the Western side of the Okanagan River and Vaseaux Lake. This would provide a continuous walking and cycling route between Peace be with you! Okanagan Falls and the Town of Oliver, without disturbance to that corridor’s natural amenities. Accompanied by our local MLA’s Linda Larson and Dan Ashton, I was Tom Siddon, RDOS Director Area ‘D’ | tsiddon@rdos.bc.ca able to advocate with Highways Minister Todd Stone for the much- Cell: 250-809-2548 | Okanagan Falls RDOS Office: 778-515-5520 needed pedestrian activated crosswalk light at Cedar Street and Highway 97 in Okanagan Falls; and for MOTI to acquire Weyerhauser Are you over 50? Just $15/yr to join! Enjoy activities that interest you. Road and upgrade it to highway standards for access to the new Meet new people. Get out and have FUN! Shuttleworth Industrial Park. Become a member of the OK Falls Seniors Centre! I was also able to meet with Deputy Premier Rich Coleman and For more information, call Robert 778-515-0015. officials from the BC Housing Ministry to urge their support for the 35

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November 2016

Monthly MLA Update

October is Community Living Month in BC. It is important all year long to recognize and thank the organizations that make the lives of our developmentally disabled adults better, but special events during October raise that awareness for all of us. The workers and volunteers who spend their days with the developmentally disabled demonstrate a compassion and caring that is as unique as the adults they help every day. And, those with varying degrees of ability contribute in many ways to the fabric of our society. They are skilled in wood working, painting, bike repair and salesmanship, just to mention a few. They are valuable contributing members of our communities. One year ago, our government launched the Single Parent Employment Initiative (SPEI) to help single parents further their education to those who wish to obtain a job to support their family. Barriers such as the need for child care, transportation, tuition and continuing financial support were all addressed in the SPEI. One of the most important things that government can do for people is give them the opportunities they need to live fulfilling lives, and that starts with a permanent, stable, secure job that allows parents to provide for their families. Since its inception, over 3,600 single parents have taken on the challenge to get back in the workforce and off of social assistance. This month the Okanagan-Similkameen School District signed their third Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement. It was an honour to attend this signing with the Chiefs, School District 53, Ministry of Education, support workers and volunteers who all work together to enhance the educational achievement of Aboriginal students. Through programming that supports Aboriginal history, culture and language, this agreement will build on the knowledge gained from the districts first two enhancement agreements. The school district is to be commended for the work they have done and continue to do to improve outcomes for First Nations students. There are 56 school districts throughout BC who participate in these Agreements. October is also Small Business Month. The goal of the Government of BC is to create the best environment for Small Business in Canada. The Boundary-Similkameen has 18 distinct communities and all are dependent on small businesses to create jobs and supply services. The introduction of an Open for Business Award has encouraged local governments to implement policies to enhance small business and cut red tape. The Small Business Roundtable, which I chaired from 2005-2011, focuses on Red Tape Reduction and introduced the Mobile Business Licence and Biz Pal. The Roundtable continues to give input to government on the health of small business in BC, and make recommendations to improve the small business environment. These businesses are generally owner-operated and depend on the support of their communities. Please shop locally whenever possible and support these hard working business owners. BC agriculture continues to grow its market share worldwide. BC is home to over 200 agriculture commodities, 100 harvest-seafood species and over 2,500 businesses that produce food and beverage, ranging from breakfast cereal, to wine, to nutraceuticals. The Taste of British Columbia celebrates BC’s agriculture and seafood sector and the importance of this $13 billion industry to our provincial economy. As our wine festivals and harvesting wind down for another year, perhaps you’ll find time to read a good book. October is Library Month in BC. With the computer and paperless age we live in you might think that books were no longer important, but statistics tell us that we still read books - real books with pages that you turn by hand. We also continue to use our libraries more than ever, perhaps not just for books anymore, but for the wealth of information in all forms of media that our libraries supply. Who hasn’t seen the wonder on a child’s face when they hold their first book or participate for the first time in Storytime at our local library? Thanks to all the librarians and volunteers who keep our libraries alive and relevant to an ever changing society. Visit your local library - you will be pleasantly surprised at how relevant they still are in today’s wold of media offerings.

Linda Larson, MLA

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KJ Coffee Bar Is Now Open!

with Karl Mancheron & Joannie Parent, Owners & Chefs This is Chef Karl and Chef Jo from the old Dogtown and Bear Bean. For those who haven’t heard yet, we took over the location and have opened our very own “KJ Coffee Bar”. We are “Powered by Cherry Hill”. In fact, we are the exclusive servers of these fair trade, fresh, quality coffee beans ... sure to create your perfect cup of coffee, right here in Okanagan Falls. Also, you can rest assured that our coffee will always be fresh and full of flavour. Quality you can trust! Locals can now get back to their favourites again, such as lattes, cappuccinos, espressos, mochas, and much more. We are ready to prepare your perfect coffee delight, just the way you love it. We will also be serving up fresh baking, along with breakfast and lunch. A few favourite staples will always be on the menu, but it will be our “Daily Special” that will be sure to get your mouth watering for more ... always changing, always creative, and always full of flavour! We are now open from 5:00 am - 2:00 pm from Wednesday through Sunday. We will be closed both Monday and Tuesday. We are in the midst of planning jam sessions, cooking classes, specialty dinners, and many other fun interactive things. We are excited to be back and looking forward to serving our community! KJ Coffee Bar is located at 5121 9th Avenue (Highway 97) in Okanagan Falls. We can be reach by phone at 778-515-6502 or by email to kjcoffeebar@gmail.com. You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Trip Advisor.

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Area “D” Community Services Office

with Shona Schleppe, Rural Services Manager Please remember to donate and wear your poppy before and on Remembrance Day. The other common name for this day is “Armistice Day”, which marks the date and time when armies stopped fighting World War I, on November 11th at 11am in 1918 (the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the Shona Schleppe eleventh month). Some 100,000 Canadian Rural Services soldiers died in the First and Second World Manager Wars. The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #227 will be hosting the solemn commemorative ceremony at the Okanagan Falls School, followed by a parade to the cenotaph for the laying of the wreaths. The planning for the three Area “D” parks (Okanagan Falls, Kaleden and Heritage Hills) took place on September 17th and 18th. We anticipate receiving the refined concept drawings and costing for each plan in the next few weeks. Pedestrian Controlled Traffic Signal at Cedar Street and Highway 97. Director Siddon and Alternate Tom Styffe attended UBCM meetings the last week of September and were very optimistic following the meeting with Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI), Todd Stone. We are eagerly waiting for further details for the Pedestrian Crossing. Did you know that October was small business month? On October 27th, Area “D” hosted “Business Walks” - a means for small and medium sized communities to create strong, targeted, business supports which will attract, retain and grow local business. The walk involved participation from Economic Development Regional Manager (Larry Olson), Regional Coordinator (Terry Olsen), South Okanagan Chamber of Commerce Manager (Denise Blashko), Community Futures Business Analyst (Sandra Light) and a few other key community supporters. We conducted a short interview with over 10 businesses, what an insightful day! I hope our new learnings can benefit the businesses! The month of November will be an opportunity for Area “D” to recognize the commitment and dedication of our many volunteers. Canadians continued to be generous by volunteering close to 2 billion hours in 2013. However, the survey also indicated that 12.7 million Canadians (44%) volunteered in 2013 compared to 13.3 million (47%) in 2010. While the volunteer rate decreases with age, older adults (55 and over) continue to contribute the most (39%) of all hours. This past year, Area “D” relied on the insight, knowledge and commitment of community champions (Governance Study), planners (APC Committee), visionary leaders (OCP - D1), parks and recreation advisors (Commissions) to ensure the Regional District was informed and respected the interest of the public. We must also acknowledge the Visitor Centre volunteers and Firefighters. Two very critical players in our community! On a national level, Mr. Ed Findlater received the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers, which recognizes the exceptional volunteer achievements of Canadians from across the country in a wide range of fields. Ed has made significant, sustained and unpaid contributions to his community. He has demonstrated an exemplary commitment through his dedicated volunteerism. The Medal is awarded to individuals only. As an official Canadian honour, the Medal for Volunteers incorporates and replaces the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award. The Medal builds on the legacy and spirit of the Caring Canadian Award by honouring the dedication and commitment of volunteers which Ed also received in 2008. What an honour!

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Age Friendly Transit Benches will be installed this Fall! We received permit approval from MOTI for the temporary installation of five benches. The benches will appear at the following locations: Eastside Road South and North (near McLean Creek Rd); Heritage Hills - Christie Mtn Lane; Willow St; and 11th Ave and Cedar St. On October 4th, a series of meetings with property owners and RDOS planners were held. The new property owner of the previous flea market site met with RDOS planners to share ideas and plans. Urban Forum Associates led the discussions. Lance reminded the property owners of the past two year process to develop the Town Centre Revitalization. Numerous hours of community engagement resulted in the generation of key planning principles and an illustrative plan. The next step is Phase 3 or Implementation, which will involve fine tuning the plan, land use designations, traffic studies and development permit guidelines. Okanagan Correctional Centre held an official completion celebration on Friday, October 21st, and more than 3,000 people signed up for the guided public tours. Completed on time and on budget in September, the $200-million facility is the first provincial correctional centre in the Okanagan and BC’s tenth overall. Following system testing and staff training, the centre will begin housing inmates in 2017 and employ approximately 300 South Okanagan residents as correctional officers and administrators. The correctional centre, a 378-cell, high-security facility, will be located on a 14.5-hectare (36-acre) site in the Osoyoos Indian Band’s Senkulmen Business Park, seven kilometres north of Oliver on Highway 97. From Beaches to Bluffs … • Special Note: 2017 marks the 100th Anniversary of the Battle for Vimy Ridge, a battle that Canada won for the Allies. A battle in which thousands of Canadian soldiers fought, won and died in an effort to take the ridge. Local author Yasmin John-Thorpe has written the story called “Grandpa’s Gift”, being a story about the Canadians’ WWI Battle to win Vimy Ridge. The Royal Canadian Legion BC/Yukon Command is donating two copies to every public, private and First Nations school in BC and the Yukon. Our very own Ed Findlater also edited the story of ‘Grandpa’s Gift’! • On Thursday, October 20th, Okanagan Falls Interior Savings employees rolled up their sleeves to plant some shrubs and perennials at the United Church. Celebrating it’s third year, “Interior Savings’ Day of Difference” is an opportunity to lend a hand to those helping to make BC communities strong, but also to celebrate what it means to be local. This initiative hopes to inspire a wave of local good! Standing “O” to Interior Savings! • After a fantastic summer, we are excited to have a 2017 commitment for more “Music in the Park”. Stay tuned for updates on the next event, which is a “Community Christmas Festive-All” on Sunday, December 4th. • Fall is a great time to take a walk in our beautiful parks, please take note of the new “Snodgrass” plaque on the end of the spit in Christie Memorial Park. The original plaque was replaced due to vandalism. A big shout out to Okanagan Stoneworks for making this happen! • Reminder ... the Community Service Office is on the “Bead Trail”! Any questions, concerns or comments, please share. www.okfalls.ca Office 778-515-5520 | Shona 250-809-2568 or sschleppe@rdos.bc.ca

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Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen Environmental Conservation Service Establishment Bylaw No. 2690, 2016 Notice of Alternative Approval Process NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 86 of the Community Charter, that the Board of Directors of the Regional District of OkanaganSimilkameen seek the approval of the electors within the boundaries of the Environmental Conservation Service Area (Electoral Areas “A”, “C”, “D”, “E”, “F”, the City of Penticton, District of Summerland, and the Town of Oliver) of the Regional District for the adoption of Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen Environmental Conservation Service Establishment Bylaw No. 2690, 2016. In general terms, the bylaw would authorize the Regional Board to establish an Environmental Conservation Service in the Regional District for the purpose of undertaking and administering activities, projects, and works that will include water, environment, wildlife, land, and habitat conservation efforts to protect natural areas within the Regional District. The annual maximum amount that may be requisitioned for the cost of the service shall not exceed the greater of $450,000 or $0.0372 per thousand dollars of net taxable value of land and improvements in the service area. The alternative approval process applies to qualified electors within the Environmental Conservation Service Area which is Electoral Areas “A”, “C”, “D”, “E”, “F”, the City of Penticton, District of Summerland, and the Town of Oliver. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT the Regional District may proceed with the approval of Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen Environmental Conservation Service Bylaw No. 2690, 2016 unless at least ten percent (10%) of the qualified electors (those meeting the criteria below) within the Environmental Conservation Service Area indicate their opposition by signing the Elector Response Form. The Regional District has estimated the total number of qualified electors in the service area to be 56,025 and that 10% of that number, or 5,603 qualified electors, must submit signed Elector Response Forms to prevent the Regional District from adopting the bylaw without the full assent of the electors by referendum. An elector response form must be in the form established by the Regional District. Elector Response Forms are available from the Regional District office, including by mail, fax, or email, on request or on the Regional District website at www.rdos.bc.ca.

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The deadline for delivering the original signed Elector Response Form to the Regional District is 4:30 pm on December 5, 2016. The only persons entitled to sign an Elector Response Form are those who meet the following criteria: Resident electors must: (a) be 18 years of age or older; (b) be a Canadian citizen; (c) be a resident of British Columbia, for at least 6 months; (d) be a resident of the Environmental Conservation Service Area for at least 30 days; and (e) not be disqualified by an Provincial enactment, or otherwise disqualified by law, from voting in an election. Non-Resident property electors must: (a) not be entitled to register as a resident elector of the Environmental Conservation Service Area; (b) be 18 years of age or older; (c) be a Canadian citizen; (d) be a resident of British Columbia, for at least 6 months; (e) be a registered owner of real property in the jurisdiction for at least 30 days; (f) not be disqualified by any Provincial enactment or otherwise disqualified by law, from voting in an election; and (g) only register as a non-resident property elector in relation to one parcel of real property in a jurisdiction. The bylaw is available for public inspection at the Regional District Office 101 Martin Street, Penticton, BC V2A 5J9, during regular office hours, or alternatively, on our website at www.rdos.bc.ca. For more information on the alternative approval process please contact: Christy Malden, Manager of Legislative Services 101 Martin Street, Penticton, BC V2A 2A5 250-490-4146 or 1-877-610-3737 (toll free) cmalden@rdos.bc.ca


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Upcoming events presented by: Regional District Okanagan Similkameen

Meeting Water Challenges: Are You Ready? Robert Sandford and Don Gayton Monday, November 28, 7pm – 9pm (doors open 6:30) Cleland Theatre, 325 Power St., Penticton


Robert Sandford is a world renowned speaker and author on water issues. His latest books include: Storm Warning- Water and Climate Security in a Changing Canada and the co-authored, The Climate Nexus- Water, Food Energy and Biodiversity in a Changing world. The themes of these works will form the basis of this presentation. Sandford speaks and writes poetically about our relationship with water. Currently he is the EPCOR Chair for Water and Climate Security at the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health. Don Gayton has authored many works including: Impacts of Climate Change on British Columbia’s Biodiversity, Basic Concepts in Ecological Restoration, and BC Grasslands. Currently he is working on a Wetland’s Strategy on behalf of the Okanagan Basin Water Board. Gayton will set the stage for his colleague and friend, by providing the audience with a brief presentation on the Okanagan’s water and wetland history. He will bring us to present day through photographic examples and lively narrative. Anna Warwick-Sears, Executive Director of the Okanagan Basin Water Board, will introduce our speakers and briefly touch on how the OBWB operates and what projects they are currently involved in.

Protecting our Natural Assets: Water and Landscapes along our Shorelines Join three experts and learn about protecting our shoreline habitats. These workshops will focus on lakefront, wetland and creek side properties.


Participants will gain an understanding of: Function of riparian areas and how they contribute to ecosystem health and water quality Regulations of riparian areas for homeowners along waterways, shorelines and beach fronts, as they protect both the land value and biological value of waterfront properties Landscaping with easy-care, hardy native plants, shrubs and trees suitable to plant along the shoreline to act as buffers and to protect banks from erosion Invasive species, aquatic/ terrestrial species information and control Presenters: Don Gayton, award winning author and coordinator of the Okanagan Wetlands Strategy; Alison Peatt, Shared Environmental Planner for South Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Program; and Eva Antonijevic, Coordinator for this series. Sat, Nov 5, 10 am – 12:30 pm, Regional District of Similkameen-Okanagan, 101 Martin St., Penticton. Sat, Nov 19, 10 am – 12:30 pm, Oliver Recreation Center, 6359 Park Dr., Oliver For more information and to pre- register: Please contact Eva Antonijevic by email evaantonijevic@gmail.com These events are generously funded by:


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Area “D” Governance Study

The Electoral Area D Governance Study Committee is pleased to announce that the Governance Study is complete. The findings and recommendations from the Consultants and the Committee were presented to the RDOS Board at the Board’s October 6th meeting. Recommendations to the RDOS Board include: • Consider a boundary change involving Area “D” that creates at least one additional electoral area. • Create a committee to facilitate collaboration among the many separate water systems within Area “D”. • Review fire services to determine options for areas that remain unprotected. • Work together with the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure to: • Identify key safety projects for Okanagan Falls and identify other projects that align with community initiatives, including the Revitalization Project. • Develop a stronger form of leverage in dealing with MOTI with regard to roads and highways issues throughout Electoral Area “D”. • Review ways to improve the levels of bylaw enforcement to address bylaw issues. • Review the demand for adding weekend hours to the Okanagan Falls Landfill. • Work toward increasing police presence in Electoral Area “D”. • Explore the feasibility of Community Commissions/Committees for Okanagan Falls and Apex as a tool to provide input and to address issues with each of the communities in Electoral Area “D”. • Focus the Region’s communication efforts on clarifying roles, educating residents about services, and how the residents may influence services. The complete report is now available online at the Area “D” Governance Study link on the RDOS website. (www.rdos.bc.ca) Thank you so much to the many people of the Area “D” communities who engaged and participated in the study over the past fifteen months. You Got Informed, You Got Involved, and You Had Your Say! From the Electoral Area “D” Governance Study Committee: Dr. Tamara Browne; Navid Chaudry; Bob Daly; Leslie D’Andrea; Sam Hancheroff; Larry Kenyon; Doug Lychak; Myleen Mallach; Jerry Stewart; Eleanor Walker; Tom Siddon and Tom Styffe.

Kaleden Bench Dedications

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Cooler Weather Has Not Slowed Thefts

It is cool and raining out as I write this article, which certainly removes any doubts that summer is over and winter is on its way. As of October 1, 2016, you needed to have installed your winter tires for not only the mountain passes, but also for driving around the valley bottom. Your vehicle needs to have tires that are identified as “Mud and Snow” or “Winter” (Snow flake) from October 1st to March 31st. The weather and road conditions can change quickly at this time of the year, so in addition to having the proper tires, drivers have to adjust their speed and driving accordingly as well. While summer may be over, thefts of bikes continue to be a problem in the area. If you are still riding your bike, be sure to secure same with a good quality lock and not a cable lock that can be easily cut. If your bike riding is over, ensure your bike is stored inside or secured. We are currently in the process of offering the bike registration program, 529 Garage, in our detachment region and hope to have the ability to better assist bike owners in the registration of their bikes in the Spring of 2017. The program has been operating for a year in Vancouver and has helped to reduce bike theft by 60% in Vancouver. Kelowna has recently started the program and it is now in 12 British Columbia communities with our area on the short list for this initiative. There will be more on this initiative as we progress with it. In the meantime, you can visit www.529garage.ca for more info on the program and how you can register your bike yourself. Like the bike thefts, the cooler weather has not slowed the break-ins and property thefts in the area. Police have been successful over the summer in putting some of the culprits in jail; however, there seems to be no shortage of opportunist willing to fill their shoes and continue the criminal activities. Police continue to direct resources to target these individuals on a daily basis. We ask that you again take steps to secure your property and home. And, watch and report suspicious persons and activities in your neighborhood to police. One of our major tasks is returning recovered property and identifying stolen property. You can assist police in this area by recording make, model, serial numbers of your property, photographing it and marking it with your BC driver licence number. Putting your driver`s licence number on your property is like secretly putting your name and address on it. Only the police can readily determine the property owner from the driver`s licence. Marked and identifiable property is harder for thieves to sell, which is why they steal it in the first place and makes it easier to prosecute persons in possession of the stolen property. Remember: LOCK IT ... LOG IT ... Or LOOSE IT!!! For more information on this or any of our community safety programs, contact me at 250-490-2374 or visit our Community Policing Station at 185 Lakeshore Drive, Penticton ... (by the big peach!)

On Wednesday, October 12th at 3:00 pm, a special ceremony took place in the Children’s Playground at Kaleden’s Pioneer Park. Two benches were constructed through donations and volunteer efforts to honour two Kaleden residents that have passed. One was a young father, Peter Navin, while the other an older gentleman, Eric Paterson. Rick Dellebuur, Crime Stoppers & Community Policing Coordinator Both served on the Kaleden Volunteer Fire Department, supported Direct: 250-490-2374 // Crime Stoppers: 1-800-222-8477 or sostips.ca Kaleden Parks & Recreation, as well as the community of Kaleden in many ways. Eric Paterson and Peter Navin were known in the community as a “Father, Friend and Fire Fighter”. A large crowd gathered to celebrate these two men and to join with their families in thanking them for their contributions to the community. A small plaque was also unveiled in the gazebo recognizing the vision and the DARYL TARR ~ 250-770-0585 commitment Eric had in the development of Pioneer Park.


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Eric Paterson’s family join around his new bench.

Peter Navin’s family & his bench.



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Okanagan Falls Irrigation District News with Bob Daly, OFID Chair At the October meeting of Okanagan Falls Irrigation District, there were two major pieces of business conducted: First was the finalization of the Capital Expenditure Charges Report that prioritizes capital projects of OFID over the next 1 to 3 years, 3 to 8 years, and 8 to 15 years. The high priority projects to be completed over the next three years include: development of an Asset Management Plan, described in last month’s Skaha Matters column; production of Operation/Maintenance Manuals for each component of the system; a comprehensive review of all system drawings to ensure accuracy regarding location of mains, valves, hydrants and service connections; and finally, the first phase of upgrading water mains in order to improve the distribution system. The second important bit of business was the adoption of the Irrigation District’s Security Committee Audit. The report identifies potential security risks that could threaten the safety and reliability of the community water supply and also identifies threats to the assets and records of the Irrigation District. The report also identifies recommendations to minimize the risks. Both reports are available for reading at OFID office, which is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For any information about your water, or to register to receive OFID alerts through email or text, call the office at 250.497.8541, or check the district’s website at okanaganfallsirrigationdistrict.ca.

OKANAGAN FALLS IRRIGATION DISTRICT 1109 Willow Street | P: 250.497.8541 | E: ofid@telus.net Office Hours: Tues/Thurs 8:30 - 4:30 (Closed 12-1)


Bonre & Wine at Meyer Family Vineyards Sat Nov 19th & Sun Nov 20th In conjunction with the Okanagan Falls Winery Association’s annual Holiday Cheer Open House

Bring the whole family and cozy up by the bonre at our beautiful McLean Creek Road Vineyard with some mulled wine or hot chocolate and roasted marshmellows!

Join us from 11 AM to 4PM

We’ll have complimentary wine tastings available in our tasting room and wine or local craft beer available for purchase by the glass or bottle.

Tasting Room & Wine Shop open November through March by appointment 4287 McLean Creek Rd, OK Falls | wineshop@mfvwines.com | T 250.497.8553

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November 2016

An Okanagan Falls Healthy Communities Special Feature

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen

Making the Healthy Choice ... The preferred Choice!

Invitation to Serve as a Member of a Local Parks and Recreation Commission

Meet Bill Schwarz

Applications are being sought for individuals interested in serving a 2 year term for their local 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. The Areas served by a local Parks & Recreation Commission are: Electoral Area “B” - Kobau Park Electoral Area “E” - Naramata Parks and Recreation Electoral Area “F” - West Bench Parks and Recreation Electoral Area “D” - Okanagan Falls Parks and Recreation Electoral Area “D” - Kaleden Parks and Recreation Electoral Area “B” and “G” and the Town of Keremeos Similkameen Recreation 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: mwoods@rdos.bc.ca Applications must be received by November 15, 2016.

You likely see Bill Schwarz out regularly walking his two dogs around Okanagan Falls. We caught up to Bill one day and asked how his day was. He said, “I love walking my dogs ... It keeps me young!” If there is someone or something you would like to see honoured for healthy choices, email info@okfalls.net or call 250-497-8188.

Update with Jen Charlish Well, we have already had some great wind storms, lots of rain and a little frost. The leaves are starting to turn colour and despite the feeling of time rushing by too quickly most of us have gotten back into routines. First a HUGE Thank You to the organizers of and the participants in the Heritage Social. What a great way to learn about the history of the area, meet some new people, and have a delicious snack. Many of the questions and the artifacts that were displayed proved to be a fun challenge to our historical knowledge. Also, a special thank you to the local Brownies and Guides who helped with the serving and clean up. Another big Thank You needs to go out to the Kaleden Volunteer Fire Department for the donation of the benches that have been installed in the playground in Pioneer Park. Thank you also to all the people who were involved in their design and construction. They are a nice addition to that area and I’m sure will be enjoyed by many people for many years. The New Horizons group continue to be busy planning lots of different and varied activities. November’s activities include a Community Family Craft Party on November 18th, a Wreath Making afternoon with an appetizer Potluck on November 24th, a St. John’s Lifesaving course on November 26th, and of course the ongoing Chair Yoga on Monday’s and Ladies coffee group on Wednesday’s. Get in touch with Kim Denis, if you are interested in any of these programs. Many other programs are also available for all ages through our Parks and Rec Department. You can access those programs at www.kalrec.ca, by dropping into the office at #1-5350 9th Avenue Okanagan Falls or by phone at 250-497-8188. You might also want to drop into the library on Tuesday at 2:30 or Thursday at 6:30 to learn to knit or crochet. Contact Glenda at the library for more information. Don’t forget the Community Halloween Dance on Saturday, October 29th. This promises to be a fun family event. Many thanks to all the people who have worked to organize this. Finally, the Kal-Rec Public Budget meeting will be held on November 8th in the Kaleden Hall at 7 pm. Come out and see how the funds for the Kaleden Parks and Recreation programs are spent and which projects are going to be a priority this year. Mark your calendar and we’ll see you there. We are also looking for interested volunteers to help on projects and we do need a couple more Recreation Commission members. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Kaleden Parks and Recreation office at 250-497-8188 or email kalrecinfo@ rdos.bc.ca. 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 also subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on Facebook for the most current information.

Spotlight on Volunteers!

Meet Bob Daly

Bob Daly was the Chair of the Area “D” Governance Study Committee. He took the reins wholeheartedly, kept the committee members on point, ensured the consultants were completing their work on time and in full, kept the communication flowing throughout, and inspired everyone to participate in this vital and worthwhile 15 month long study. Without Bob keeping all parties on track, the study would not have been so successful. Bob is also the current Chair of the Okanagan Falls Irrigation District. He also served as a Chair for the Okanagan Falls Parks & Recreation, as well as Chair of the Community Partners Group in Okanagan Falls. Thanks for all you do to help make this area a great place to live.

Volunteers ... Making A Difference

If there is someone you would like to see honoured in this column, please call 250-497-8188 or email to info@okfalls.net.

Volunteer In Your Community!

There are many volunteer opportunities in your community. Call any of the non-profit groups included in this issue. Let’s help each other! H&M Thrifty Boutique

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November In Kaleden: Shotokan Karate ~ Welcome Kurt Goessman to Kaleden. Kurt is a third degree black belt of Canada Shotokan Karate and has been teaching since 1992. Shotokan Karate focuses on creating a philosophy of tradition, confidence and excellence. Class runs every Monday from 6:00-7:30 pm at Kaleden Hall. For ages 7 & up. $40. Please call Janet at the office for subsidy available to anyone with need, under our “Anyone Can Join” funding.

Recreation Programs for Kaleden & Okanagan Falls Check out our websites for all programs and facility rentals!

kal-rec.ca | kalrecinfo@rdos.bc.ca | 250.497.8188 | info@okfalls.net | okfalls.net Our 3rd Session in the Creativity Series: Shadow Puppet Theatre Saturday, November 5th - $10 each class (max $20 per family). 1-3pm in Okanagan Falls Rec Centre OR 10-Noon in Kaleden Hall Shadow puppets are figures that are placed between a light and a screen, and moving them creates the illusion of moving images. Children will make their own shadow puppet and experiment with this fun, enchanting and expressive art form. For children 6-11 years of age. Please pre-register. Active Start Program ~ Physical Literacy Skills for little ones ~ In the early years, children need to be introduced to unstructured active play that incorporates a variety of body movements. Children this age need to develop the ABCs of movement - Agility, Balance, Coordination and Speed.  The ABCs are essential for developing fundamental movement skills, which will later provide the foundation for fundamental sport skills. Together, fundamental movement skills and fundamental sport skills form the basis of physical literacy. Join Janet Black and run, jump, skip and throw and roll with your little ones and start them on the sport for life journey.

In Okanagan Falls 9:30-10:00 Tuesdays (In partnership with Strong Start)

And in Kaleden 9:30-10:30 Thursdays $2 drop-in per family For ages 0-5

November In Okanagan Falls: NINJA Warrior Obstacle Course Series ~ 4 Wednesdays 5-6:15pm $25 Nov 2-23 Early exposure to fun athletic environments can instill a life-long love of fitness in your children, who will learn while jumping, climbing and tumbling ... all while accomplishing physical feats is both satisfying and fun. With repeat visits to the obstacle courses, they will enjoy their increased ordination, as the obstacles they were initially struggling with are now things they can fly through with ease. Indoor Cycling ~ This is a motivating exercise class that uses high-performance spin bicycles to burn calories, build muscle, and relieve stress. A sweaty, calorie burning butt-kicking work-out. Tuesdays at 5:00 pm and Thursdays (Early Bird) 6:00 am At the Zen & Fitness Centre.

Now offering 13 Yoga and Fitness Classes each week to mix and match.

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November 2016

Heritage Dessert Social ... A Success! with Kim Denis, Program Coordinator

Holiday Wreath Making Bring an appetizer Bring your own forms, ribbons, wire and decorations etc. to make swags or wreaths No glitter please! Linden Gardens will supply greenery

to share Thursday November 24th From 12:30—3:00 pm @ Kaleden Community Hall The Penticton Garden Club will be on hand to assist

Visit: www.kal-rec.ca Phone: 250.497.8188

Email: apfadults@gmail.com

@ Kaleden New Horizons for Seniors Program


65 people came to the Kaleden Heritage Dessert Social last month and had a great time. The Museum Committee displayed a number of articles from their collection. There was a great selection of tools, orchardist’s equipment and everyday household items. There was also an exhibit of wartime memorabilia, articles from the Kaleden dairy farm, beekeeping equipment, some recreational items, Kaleden packing house relics and a couple of large items including a box stapler and orchard sprayer. Attendees had a chance to examine and handle many of the items and had a good time trying to determine what they were and how they worked. Meredith King from the Museum Committee made up a quiz to see how knowledgeable the public was about the history of Kaleden. There was much discussion at the tables; some inspired remembering by the old-timers and great inquiries by the newcomers along with lots of laughter and friendly reminiscing. The organizers were excited to see newcomers to Kaleden, as well as many of our pioneering family members. Shirley Carley, from the Findlay/Simpson family, was the oldest person in the room, or at least the oldest that would own up to it. She was the recipient of a bouquet of locally grown flowers. Shirley was born in 1922 - you do the math. You could say that Lexi Shepherd has a love for fine china. She very graciously loaned us all the teacups, saucers, cream, sugar and plates that we used for the tea. Thank you to Lexi for sharing your treasures with us. We were fortunate to be joined by some Brownies and Sparks from the South Okanagan Royales. They served us the apple crisp dessert made from delicious locally grown apples. Thank you for helping, you were totally awesome. This event would not have turned out as well without the magic touch from the New Horizons volunteer committee members and the many others that lent a hand. Thank you! “Remember that the most valuable antiques are dear old friends.” ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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CUSTOM ORTHOTICS BY PRESCRIPTION 90 min. Biomechanical Assessment, including Gait and Pressure Analysis.

Kaleden Museum artifacts on display.

Randy in the kitchen with all the teapots.

CUSTOM FOOTWEAR FITTING Including Walking, Running and Skiing. *By Appointment Please*

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Thank you Lexi for loaning your fine China. The Heritage Dessert Social ... A Success!

Relax ... Rejuvenate ... Heal

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Pickleball in Kaleden Hall


Tue 7-9pm / Thur 6:30-8:30pm / Sat 9-11 am

Over 25 years experience!

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Age Friendly is People Friendly!

with Kim English, Age Friendly Coordinator What is Age Friendly? Many folks have asked if the Okanagan Falls Age Friendly Business program is geared solely towards older adults in the community. Simply, Age Friendly is People Friendly! An age friendly community promotes people of all ages to actively and safely participate in activities and treats everyone with respect, regardless of their age. The Okanagan Falls Age Friendly Business Program, is an initiative that provides education and self-assessment materials, an Age Friendly decal, and public recognition. It recognizes businesses and service organizations that are or are aspiring to be Age Friendly. This means businesses and services are committed to creating a welcoming environment and providing great service for people of all ages and all abilities. A few examples of businesses that have made improvements to increase their customer’s experiences: The OK Falls Hotel Pub has a ramp at the south entrance for folks with strollers, walkers and wheelchairs; Falls Furniture & Cabinet Co offers a bench outside their business for folks to refresh when walking about town; G&R Auto installed grabs bars and a toilet with an 18” base in the customer washroom; Interior Savings Credit Union staff have taken Age Friendly customer service training; Sun & Sand RV Park has all their steps around the office are clearly marked and service signs are in larger fonts; Okanagan Falls Museum has contrasting paint to define steps and sand added to the paint to reduce the potential for slipping, also ramps and handrails are at all the public buildings! Over 35 businesses in Okanagan Falls have participated in the Age Friendly assessment! A few businesses that are planning renovations found the age friendly assessment a great tool when considering changes to ensure customers have safe experiences. The program is wrapping up, if you’d like to be a part of this people friendly initiative, email okanganfallsaf@gmail.com or call 778-5155520, Area D Community Office to learn more!

Thank You to All the Participating Businesses! Look for the “Age Friendly Decal” at these Businesses: OK Falls Hotel Pub & Liquor Store; Okanagan Falls IGA; Bullies Pizza; Matheson Creek Farm; OK Barber Shop; Caitlin’s Homestyle Diner; Royal LePage Office; 3 Winds Hair Design; Pharmasave Okanagan Falls; The Natural Family Health Clinic & Chelation Centre; OK Falls Medical Centre; Centre for Dentistry; Johnson Meier Insurance; Sun & Sands RV Park; See Ya Later Ranch; Liquidity Winery & Bistro; Noble Ridge Vineyards & Winery; Blue Mountain Vineyards & Cellars; Okanagan Falls Museum & H&M Thrifty Boutique; Interior Savings Credit Union Okanagan Falls; Heritage Market; Okanagan Stoneworks; The Falls Furniture & Cabinet Co.; G&R Auto Repair; Tickleberry’s; Okanagan Falls Post Office; Okanagan Falls Regional Library; Okanagan Falls Visitor Information Centre; Area “D” Community Services Office; and Okanagan Falls Parks & Recreation Centre.

We look forward to many more joining the Age Friendly initiative! Contact Kim English at 778-515-5520 or email okanaganfallsaf@gmail.com

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Vintner’s Club! 10% off all wine orders and all merchandise in the tasting room, as well as free shipping on your first allocation.

Visit us during the Okanagan Falls Winery Association “Holiday Cheer” A great time to grab your wines for the holidays.

Saturday & Sunday November 19th & 20th from 11:00 am—4:00 pm for:

Visit us at wildgoosewinery.com in the Tasting Room or call us at 250-497-8919 for full details.

Tasting Room Hours: Mon-Fri. 10:00 am—4:00 pm for sales only The Smoke & Oak Bistro is now closed for the season. See you again in Spring 2017!

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November 2016

The Health Benefits Of Nutritional IV Therapy

By Dr. Tamara Browne, Naturopathic Physician, Licensed & Registered by the BC Ministry of Health Clinical and scientific research is mounting to support the use of intravenous nutrients for a wide range of health problems. Intravenous Nutrient Therapy, also often known as the Myers Cocktail after its founder Dr. John Myers who used this therapy extensively in his practice until his death in 1984, has been providing a multitude of health benefits in many doctors’ clinics for decades now. The rational for these benefits lies in the chemistry of various nutrients in the human body, the fact that most people are found to be nutritionally deficient in one or more vital nutrients, and the positive health effects of nutrient repletion. IV administration of nutrients can achieve blood concentrations that are much higher than with oral administration. This allows for beneficial effects such as the antiviral and antihistamine effects of IV Vitamin C, which are much more vigorous than with oral Vitamin C alone. Along with high doses of Vitamin C, the Nutritional IV may contain various other nutrients depending on the particular needs of the patient. They include magnesium, calcium, trace minerals, and the various B-Vitamins. Consistent results have been identified in several illnesses, the most well studied of those being: asthma, migraine and tension headache, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, polymyalgia rheumatica, depression, cardiovascular disease, colds and flu, sinusitis, seasonal allergies, hives, athletic performance, hyperthyroidism, narcotic withdrawal, muscle spasms, and menstrual pain. Significant health improvements can also be achieved using this therapy in any chronic inflammatory disease due to its powerful anti-inflammatory effects. Science is reaching the conclusion that inflammation is a major contributing factor in almost all chronic disease. This combination of nutrients acts in the short term to calm down over active inflammation and in the long term to repair damaged cells and tissues. In essence, it arms the body with the basic tools it requires to detoxify, repair, and regenerate healthy tissue. Patients often report an improvement in energy, a decrease in pain, a more stable mood, and improved sleep. With the natural rhythms of the body restored, it is primed to heal itself and perform at an optimal level. Various other natural IV therapies are offered and may be advised based on the unique needs of the individual. As always, Naturopathic Doctors treat the whole person in a natural, safe, non-toxic manner that is specifically targeted to their individual needs. If you are not functioning in optimal health, you may want to consider Nutritional IV Therapy as an effective means of supporting your health and diminishing disease causing processes in the body. In coordination with a holistic approach, Nutritional IV Therapy is a proven effective treatment that can provide both immediate symptom relief and ongoing prevention towards your goal of reaching optimal health. For more information on this and other leading edge natural therapies, contact Dr. Tamara Browne at 250-497-6681. http://altmedrev.com/publications/7/5/389.pdf

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Indian Head Massage by Patty Irwin

Indian Head Massage was brought from India to London in the early 1980’s by Narendra Mehta, a blind Indian man living in England. He created a sequence of movements, which evolved from a traditional practice known as Champi, meaning “head massage” in Hindi. Women would use stimulating massage technique on family members hair and scalp in conjunction with oils to keep their long hair beautiful. Mehta decided to extend the traditional head and scalp massage to incorporate areas of the body most vulnerable to symptoms of stress and tension, namely the upper back, shoulders, arms,neck, head and face. Thus, the “Indian Head Massage” became a flowing sequence of non-invasive, relaxing dynamic and rhythmic movements, which focus on the top half of the body. Patty Irwin, “Services for the Heart & Home”, is offering Indian Head Massage and Swedish Relaxation Massage. Call 778-889-9725.

Patty Irwin ~ Services for the Heart & Home Professional Housecleaner 25 + years Community Support Worker & Massage Technician

For more info, call Patty at 778.889.9725

By Appointment Only

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Live Well HEALTH TIP Holistic Treatments for Health and Vitality

MANUAL OSTEOPATHY, CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY, PHYSIOKEY THERAPY & YOGA THERAPY Scott Fisher, D.O.M.P. Carol Fisher, RYT500 wellnessinmotion@outlook.com 101-1040 Main St, Okanagan Falls



Foot Care By Janel + Much More!

Hello, my name is Janel Bailey. I am a Licensed Practical Nurse and Advanced Footcare Provider. I have lived in the Penticton area for 11 years and intend on staying for many more. I attended Okanagan College and have worked as an LPN for 8.5 years. I am thrilled with the positive response from this article after just one month! My business “Footcare by Janel” is licensed, insured, and mobile valley-wide. I will take appointments for all ages. I use very safe and effective products for all skin types. I am also a Blue Cross/Veterans provider. I accept cash or cheque. I enjoy yoga, music, camping, going for walks with my dog and enjoy a clean lifestyle. I also own a prestigious level, botanically based health and wellness company, called Arbonne. I get to help others reach their own goals of personal health, clearer skin, financial and time freedom and do it all at an incredible discount, at their own pace, with whom they want and wherever they want. Through our nutrition program, I have lost over 40lbs, healed and cured my own cystic acne and I am no longer on any medications besides vitamins, also through Arbonne. There is something for everyone from the very young to the young at heart! I teach others to stop shopping from the corporate stores, start shopping at their own mall and get paid to shower, wear make up, sunscreen, apply lotion, etc. With over 400 clinically proven, pure, safe and beneficial products that actually do what they say they are going to do. Feel safe knowing that the scientists, dermatologists, pediatricians, ophthalmologists, nurses and many others have taken the guess work out of everything, so you do not need to worry about what you are using and know you are getting the best products. Please check out www.janelbailey.arbonne.com to learn more. It is my job to get you the best deal! For your own FREE FACIAL treatment, please give me a call! I would love to help anyone who wants change in their feet, skin or life. Please call 250-462-5666. Thank you for your time! Make it a beautiful day!

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brought to you by Pharmasave Okanagan Falls

Influenza ~ Influenza, often called the "flu", is an infection of the upper airway (the nose and throat), caused by an influenza virus. A person with influenza is also at risk of other infections. These include viral or bacterial pneumonia, an infection of the lungs. The risk of complications is greater for seniors 65 years and older, very young children, and people who have lung or heart diseases, certain chronic health problems, or weakened immune systems. Influenza symptoms can include fever, headache, muscle pain, runny nose, sore throat, extreme tiredness, and cough. Although colds and other viruses may cause similar symptoms, those due to the influenza virus tend to be worse. Symptoms can begin about 1-4 days (on average two days) after a person is first exposed to the influenza virus. Fever and other symptoms can usually last 7-10 days, with the cough and weakness lasting up to two more weeks. Influenza spreads easily from person to person through breathing, coughing, and sneezing. You can reduce the risk of catching influenza or spreading it to others, by washing your hands regularly, eating well, exercising, and getting the influenza vaccine, also known as the "flu shot", which may help prevent you from getting sick with influenza or from spreading it to others. The vaccine is available at Pharmasave and it is best to get it by the end of November to build immunity before the influenza season starts. CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY at Pharmasave OK Falls! Wednesday, November 30th ~ Receive 15% OFF* *Excludes prescriptions, codeine products, sale items, phone and gift cards, lottery and stamps.

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Creative Wellness Solutions

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By Dee-anne Jalava, Seniors Wellness Practitioner Stress ... I mention it often because it has so many adverse affects on our lives, both physically and mentally. Everyone handles stress differently and it also affects everyone differently. WebMD lists the following symptoms of stress: Emotional symptoms of stress include: becoming easily agitated, frustrated, and moody; feeling overwhelmed, like you are losing control or need to take control; having difficulty relaxing and quieting your mind; feeling bad about yourself (low self-esteem), lonely, worthless, and depressed; and avoiding others. Physical symptoms of stress include: low energy; headaches; upset stomach, including diarrhea, constipation, and nausea; aches, pains, and tense muscles; chest pain and rapid heartbeat; insomnia; frequent colds and infections; loss of sexual desire and/or ability; nervousness and shaking, ringing in the ear, cold or sweaty hands and feet; dry mouth and difficulty swallowing; and clenched jaw and grinding teeth. Cognitive symptoms of stress include: constant worrying; racing thoughts; forgetfulness and disorganization; inability to focus; poor judgment; and being pessimistic or seeing only the negative side. Behavioural symptoms of stress include: changes in appetite - either not eating or eating too much; procrastinating and avoiding responsibilities; increased use of alcohol, drugs, or cigarettes; and exhibiting more nervous behaviours, such as nail biting, fidgeting, and pacing. A regular massage routine can help reduce the effects of stress. The head and face massage is especially relaxing, it can even put people to sleep or into a trance-like state. A good head and face massage is so relaxing that it puts the body into an ideal state to activate its own natural healing mechanisms. It’s important to note that one massage feels great, but it’s the regular routine that will show results, just like you won’t lose 10 pounds by going on a diet for one day. The neck and shoulders also carry a lot of stress, so are deserving of a good massage as well. By adding massage to your routine you will find you will look and feel healthier and will improve your vitality and state of mind. Creative Wellness Solutions is at the Okanagan Falls Community Zen Centre on Cedar Street weekly. We offer three 15-minute routines, you can choose from a head and face, upper body, or legs and feet massage, or any combination. We are a mobile service, so are available to meet your unique needs. 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.

Kaleden Branch:

101 Linden Avenue - 250-497-8066 Tuesday 1 - 5 pm / Thursday 1 - 8 pm / Friday 1 - 5 pm Closed Friday, November 11th The Kaleden Library is continuing with Preschool Storytime every Tuesday morning at 10:00 am. We’re having a Special PJ Storytime on November 15th, so be sure to wear your PJs and bring your favourite stuffy! AfterSchool LEGO will be held on Thursday, November 24th at 2:303:30 pm. Please register at the Kaleden Library. Create a Handmade Christmas Card for family and special friends on your Christmas list. Karen Dematos will teach you how to make two festive holidays cards. All supplies are included and refreshments will be served. Please register at the Kaleden Library for this Christmas Program being held on Thursday, November 17 at 6:30 pm. If you want to learn how to play Bridge, Cribbage, Mah Jong or learn a new card game, we have many books available to assist you. On November 24th at the Kaleden Hall, New Horizons will be hosting a Wreath Making afternoon. If you need ideas, we have a wide selection of books on decorating your house for the Christmas holidays. For more information regarding any the above FREE programs, please contact the Kaleden Library at 250-497-8066 or visit our website at kaleden@orl.bc.ca

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101 - 850 Railway Lane - 250-497-5886 Tuesday 12 - 8 pm / Wednesday 10 am - 4 pm Friday 10 - 5 pm / Saturday 10 - 2 pm Closed Friday, November 11th The Okanagan Falls Library will be having a special story time “Bears, Bears, Bears” on Tuesday, November 29th from 9:30-10:30 am. Please join us for stories, songs, crafts and more! Book Club meets on Tuesday, November 15th from 10-11 am. This month our book is “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail”. LEGO Night is on Tuesday, November 29th 6:30-7:30 for ages 5-12. Bring your best LEGO skills! Duplo is available for younger siblings. We are always looking for donations of regular LEGO bricks! Adult Coloring Sessions at the Library on November 12th and 26th, Saturdays anytime between 10 am - 2 pm. Created for adults for relaxation, peace of mind, or just to express creativity and meet people who share the same interest. All supplies are provided or you are welcome to bring your own. Community Information Sessions at the Library on Wednesday afternoons between 1-2 pm. These information sessions are FREE. Come and bring a friend! This months’ sessions: Providing a unique combination of Chair Massage & Wellness Coaching • November 2 ~ Beaches to Bluffs - Shona Schleppe, Area “D” Call Dee-anne ~ 250-497-5974 Community Services Mgr. Discussion on Business Walks, Age www.CreativeWellnessSolutions.com Friendly Update, HRVA Workshop, and more! • November 9 ~ Aging Gracefully - Donna Davis, Registered Counsellor and Social Worker. Discussion how you can help yourself and others age gracefully. with Sharon Proctor, Secretary & Communications Director • November 16 ~ Christmas Card Making - Our monthly craft Hi Everyone! Happy Beautiful Fall. Please stay tuned for some really circle features Dianne Gough, who will show us how to make good news from BC Housing coming in Early November! We have Christmas Cards. All supplies provided. support from the Legion, Catholic Church, RDOS and MLA Linda • November 23 ~ Better at Home - Myrna Tischer, Program Larson, as well as many Okanagan Falls community members. Manager. Discussion focusing on senior issues. If you have a topic for discussion and would like to host an information session, please contact Lynn at the Okanagan Falls Library.

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What are the self-regulation strategies that your child is already doing to successfully ‘regulate up’ or ‘regulate down’ to his/her optimal level for learning and or the task at hand. © HeartMind.ca Visit our school website to learn more about our self-regulation school with Lisa McCall, Okanagan Falls Elementary School Principal inquiry plan. Call 250-497-5414, if you wish to volunteer in our One to Self-regulation is currently a big educational One Reading program, school clubs, athletic teams, and other events. buzzword in Canada and has informed the development of BC’s Education Plan and Personal and Social competencies in the newly revised BC Education Curriculum. 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For example, recent studies have shown links with Samantha James between self-regulation and memory, risky behaviours, personality For the month of November, our special guests include: A Dental disorders, obesity, and other chronic conditions. Stuart Shanker is a leading expert on self-regulation in children. Hygienist on Monday, November 7th at 10:30 am; Storytime with He notes that sometimes children who are not able to self-regulate Lynn on Wednesday, November 9th at 9:00 am; Aboriginal Art on effectively will sometimes “act out” when they are simply doing their Wednesday, November 16th at 10:30 am; and Dancing with Miss best to cope with their stress. Shanker suggests that modifying a McCall on Wednesday, November 23rd at 10:30 am. Please Note: child’s environment to decrease their stress, then teaching them how School is closed for Remembrance Day on Friday, November 11th. to handle stress better makes more sense than punishing them for not The Okanagan Falls StrongStart Centre is a free drop-in early having better skills. Self-regulation is not about iron-clad self-control learning centre for children 0-5 years of age. We are located in the or just being more compliant. Instead, the lens of self-regulation helps Okanagan Falls Elementary School and are open Monday through parents and educators understand why a child might be exhibiting Friday from 8:30-11:30 am during the 2016/2017 school year. For challenging behaviours and what can be done to help. For example, more information, please call Sam at 250-497-5414 extension 1. if a child is too fidgety to learn, instead of simply telling them to sit still, we can offer a brain-based strategy such as trying some core breathing, taking a brain break such as a stopwatch walk, or have a change of environment to work. The goal is to address the underlying cause, not merely the symptom, and also teach a child how they might recognize their own stressors and take care of it themselves. Being Alert and Engaged ~ People who self-regulate effectively spend more time being alert and engaged. Alert and engaged is the stress “sweet spot” where we can learn and work most productively. Consider some of your own practices that help you either regulate up StrongStart and the OK Mini School enjoyed their annual field trip by bus ride to or regulate down to that sweet spot. You might play energizing music Matheson Creek Farm on Wednesday, October 19th. Always a fun time for the kids!

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Okanagan Falls PAC Update

with Lindsay Hainstock, Parent Advisory Council Secretary Mmmmm ... the warm cups of tea/coffee (or both if you suffer mornings like I do) sure taste extra good on these chilly-morning walks to school again! It is definitely time to start rolling out the plans to warm up the brains and bellies of our little Falcons too. We are absolutely tickled! Tickleberry’s has generously stepped up to the local Business Challenge as a Gold Challenger, along with Avante Furniture of Okanagan Falls ... AND IGA donated all the food and chocolate milk for our Pancake Breakfast! The kids were also tickled to have “Fat Cat” from Interior Savings show up for some high fives, balloons, and pancakes. It was a fun time with the great parent volunteers. A special thanks to super star spatula-sporting Dave Oosterveld for organizing our Pancake Breakfast on October 7th, showing up with Starbucks, and flipping out (in a good way). We are extremely grateful for all the community support of our school. Every little bit helps us get a little closer to our goals for our children in musical pursuits, fun lunch programs, and field trip adventures beyond the classroom. As an extra bonus, PAC is looking into grants available to help grow the money being raised through the Business Challenge towards our proposed school programs. We are happy to bring back our hot lunch program. It is off to a yummy start with Personal Pizza Days from Bullies Pizza and Hotdog Days from PAC volunteers. The hot lunch program will be complete with the “fruits & veggie” and “free milk” programs to balance the meal. Please feel free to contact PAC President, Kristine, with any questions or suggestions at 250-497-6006. We welcome all parents to join us with your feedback and enthusiasm to make things better for our children. PAC meets at 6:30pm on the first Tuesday of every month in the school library with free childcare. Everyone is welcome to join!

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School District No. 53 Board Report with Sam Hancheroff, Vice-Chair, School Trustee DISTRICT NEWS Health Promoting School Coordinator: A Health Promoting School Coordinator (HPSC) will be supporting students, teachers and schools in the 2016-2017 school year. In response to a $27,000 grant from Interior Health, primary teacher Samantha Dunlop has been hired for 0.1 of each week to fulfill this new role. The priority area will be mental health and healthy relationship skills for our early learners (Kindergarten and Grade One). Career Update: All interested secondary students have a Work Experience placement and we are thankful for the businesses and employers that accept and mentor our students. We have a target of 16 new registrations for secondary school apprenticeship (SSA) programs. Currently, we have 13 students enrolled in post-secondary programs around the province as part of ACE-IT/Dual Credit programs in our district: • 4 welders at Okanagan College in Penticton • 3 auto service tech at OC in Kelowna • 1 electrical apprentice at TRU in Kamloops • 2 cooks at OC in Kelowna • 1 hairstylist at MC College in Kelowna • 2 nail techs - 1 at Okanagan Cosmetology Institute in Penticton and 1 at MC College in Kelowna Culinary Program with Camosun College: We are excited to be offering our first Culinary Arts program in conjunction with Camosun College. Students register for the technical training part of the program using an online approach. They will also attend one lab per week at the SOSS foods room during the second semester. Third Signing of Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement: On October 5th in partnership with the Osoyoos Indian Band, Lower


Similkameen Indian Band, Upper Similkameen Indian Band, the Ministry of Education, our SD No. 53 signed its third Enhancement Agreement. This agreement recognizes and honours our shared responsibilities for the success of all our Aboriginal students. Further, it signifies our collective intent to work together in a relationship of mutual respect and strength of purpose that will result in positive outcomes for all Aboriginal learners. In order to make this commitment and our goals visible, each band office, school and district office is receiving a hide illustrating the goals, objectives and partners. Grade One Book Give-A-Way: Once again each Grade One student in our schools will receive a beautiful Canadian childrens’ book given by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre to be read with their families. This year the book is “Small Saul”, published by Kids Can Press, written and illustrated by Ashley Spires. These books are made possible through sponsorship of the TD Bank. 2016/17 Enrolment: District enrolment this year is 2,317.5 FTE. Compared to October 2, 2015 (snapshot day), elementary enrolment increased by 79 FTE, secondary enrolment increased by 6.6875 FTE and YouLearn increased by 9 FTE, for an overall increase from last year of 94.6875 FTE. YouLearn - Yukon Program: The district currently has 19 Yukon students registered with YouLearn, which is a decrease of three from 2015/16. This is the fourth year the district has provided service to students from the Yukon. For more information, contact Sam Hancheroff, Vice-Chair, School District No. 53, School Trustee for Okanagan Falls, at 250.497.5878.

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Great Things Are Happening at Kaleden Elementary School! We would like to welcome you and provide you with a package of community information. Please call 250-460-3387.

School Trustee Report for SD67

with Ginny Manning The plan for the Student Transportation Funding ($167,000) is as follows: 1. The district is planning to invest in an I.D. Card ‘bus pass’ registration system that will allow staff to know exactly who is riding what bus at any particular time. Primarily this system will allow the district to be aware who is on a particular bus should an emergency arise. It will also allow for insight into the number of courtesy riders and will assist with future discussions regarding routes and route changes. ($75,000) 2. A portion of the funding will be used to enhance transportation assistance practices to include Special Needs students who are not physically handicapped, but are perhaps identified autistic or as behavior students who simply cannot sit on a bus. ($5000) 3. The remaining $85,000 will be used to augment the ‘in-house’ transportation (Summerland) budget, which is now set at $239,270. That budget drivers, dispatch/lead hand, insurance, fuel and supplies/materials (i.e. Maintenance services/repairs, tires, seat repair, etc.) The use of ‘vapour products’ has been added the list of products prohibited on school property in Policy 740 Smoke and TobaccoFree Environment. The policy will be available on the district website for review and comment. (sd67.bc.ca under the School Board tab, Policies Under Review) The ultimate finding in the Ombudsperson Report on Trout Creek Complaints is that the district did follow a reasonable procedure in closing Trout Creek School, provided adequate consultation and information to the stakeholders. He had some concerns about procedural fairness and noted that the ‘7 days notification period’ should not include the day of the announcement or the day of the meeting, but it was open for interpretation and the Board should have announced the 60 day consultation period for Trout Creek at the time of the closure announcement. As it was agreed that notifications would be handled differently in future, the consultation period was extended for all three closures and after reviewing all the documents, including meeting transcripts, the Ombudsperson has closed the file. He commented that the process does not have to be perfect just fair and reasonable. The concerns raised in the report will be taken in consideration when revising the school closure policy. The Ministry of Education has allocated $2M provincially, over two years, to support the introduction of coding to the grade 6-9 curriculum. SD67’s allocation is $106,000 in total, which will be used for staff training and supplies. The district and the union (OSTU) are working together to develop an implementation plan and decide how to allocate the funds. The total appropriated surplus for the 2016/17 school year is $620,598, which breaks down as follows: • $300,279 is internally restricted for district programs: Aboriginal Education, Learning Resources, BC Ed Plan, Through A Different Lens, Flex Funds and BC Ed Trades Skills. • $274,786 is internally restricted, as it belongs to schools. • $45,533 is unrestricted surplus available for the 2016/17 school year, which is less than .5 of 1% of the budget. It will be used for any unexpected costs that may arise during the year. For more information, contact Ginny Manning, Trustee for SD67, at 250-497-6462 or email gmanning@summer.com.

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October’s “Great Things” include ... 1. 2. 3. 4.

Kaleden PAC hosted a Thanksgiving Lunch for both Kaleden students and the greater community. It was a delicious meal and it included all the fixins’. Thank you parents! Kaleden students in grades 3-5 have trained hard this fall around the streets of Kaleden. Gr.4/5 students took part in two fall crosscountry runs at Trout Creek and Naramata. Well done runners! Our grade 3 students were reminded of the importance of bus safety during a presentation by Berry and Smith. Two of our students were “Fire Chief for the Day” and “Assistant Fire Chief for the Day” during Fire Prevention Week October 9-15. Congratulations to Savanna Paterson and Charlie Grondzil!

Kaleden Elementary PAC Update with Brad Nunes

We are now deep into the throws of Fall. Raking season is in full swing. I tell myself that it is good cardio, but my back doth protest that it is just a real pain. I am considering bending child labour laws and bribing my children to do it with candy. I do worry, however, that after payment I will open my shed to find they have swept the leaves ‘under the rug’ so to speak. And as I lay there, crushed under the weight of rotting leaves and disappointment, I will know that they have outsmarted ol’ dad and that our education system is working. KPAC would like to remind parents to please obey all parking signs posted around the school. We all want to be good neighbours and be respectful of other’s properties. Also, don’t forget about the upper parking lot. There is always a lot of free space up there and you can totally count the extra 50 paces as your cardio for the day. We have a few dates for your calendar this month. Pint-sized pupils will be pushed out the doors prematurely prior to parent/teacher preaching on November 1, 2 & 3. Notices with your interview times should be already home. Please contact your child’s teacher, if you have not received those ‘deets’. Our Remembrance Day Ceremony will take place on Tuesday, November 8th. Please do take the time to talk to your children about what Remembrance Day means to your family. Thank you all once again for your support. Our Hot Turkey Lunch last month hit record numbers! We love hosting events that bring the students and the community together. Happy November Everyone!

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5 Reasons Your House Isn’t Selling

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So, it seems we have a dilemma - Your house isn’t selling quick enough. You listed your home for sale at $500,000 two months ago. The price was comparable to other properties in your area, yet after two open houses, no offers have come in. Your agent suggests lowering the price by $10,000, and more potential buyers come in, yet no offers come in. You don’t want to drop the price any further, but you aren’t gaining traction either. So, what reasons isn’t your house eliciting any real offers, and what can you do to fix the problem? Sure, when a house is fresh on the open market, every home owner is motivated to sell their property fast, but seldom does the sale take place that way. These are 5 reasons your house isn’t selling, and a few simple fixes to the problem. 1. The Curb Appeal ~ Curb appeal makes all the difference in the world. Imagine you going to an open house, and finding dead plants in the yard, old chipped paint, and a broken porch swing. You wouldn’t make an offer either, right? The same goes with your home. It might not be that bad, but sprucing up the front of the home, will draw more attention and help get the offers. What’s the fix? Well, you can add new landscape design, add a few trees and floral arrangements. If the paint needs some added flair, try a new colour, or even a fresh coat goes a long way. Consider paving the driveway, if it isn’t. The changes you need to make really depend on how it looks, and what prospective buyers are seeing. These minor changes (most which aren’t costly), will really help attract more buyers, and help you get the offer. 2. The Repairs ~ Today buyers want updated bathrooms and kitchens. They want all stainless steel appliances. They don’t want to buy a home with a laundry list of repairs that have to be made. If the kitchen needs work, bedrooms need to be updated, the HVAC system isn’t working, and so forth, you won’t sell the home, even if the asking price is inviting.


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What should you do? Well, tackle the bigger, costlier repairs. When listing the home, and handing out brochures at an open house, make sure to inform buyers the refrigerator is brand new, or that you just installed a new HVAC system. The more updates you have made, the lower the number of repairs they have to make, and the more “move in ready” the home is, the easier it is to sell. 3. It’s Too Personal ~ Sure you love the macaroni art hanging on the fridge, and the family photos everywhere, but prospective buyers don’t. If the paint is something personalized to your taste, if the furniture is that old rocking chair you’ve had since college, and if everything is personalized to your taste, how can other buyers see themselves living in that home with their family? What changes should you make? First off, go with neutral tones when it comes to paint and furniture. Make everything as “normal” as possible. You want every potential buyer who walks in to see their family living in that home. You must detach yourself from the property, choose furnishings and decor which are more universal, and find ways to present the home as one that any family can move into right away. 4. You Aren’t Working With A Realtor ~ Sure, you don’t want to pay the Broker commission on the sale of the home, or you think you can do the research and listing yourself. But, no matter how knowledgeable you are, or how much research you do, you don’t have the experience. Realtors not only have comparable software to help you properly list the home price, they also have resources. They can help you stage the home, create brochures, hold open houses, and more. They will help you solve your real estate problem! The fix is a simple one. Hire a realtor. That commission will seem a lot lower than continually having to bring down your asking price. Plus, they do the hard work for you, meaning fewer headaches when selling your home. 5. You Won’t Negotiate ~ Of course, you feel your home is worth more than $500,000, the neighbourhood is top-notch, the home is bigger than others in the area, and it’s in a great school district. This might be true, and it might be worth more than the asking price. This doesn’t mean you will get the full value. If you aren’t willing to work with prospective buyers, especially those who come close to the asking price, you are not going to sell the home. You have to be willing to give a little, otherwise it won’t sell. There are comparable homes out there, so even if you love your home, you have to learn to negotiate. Sometimes the simplest solutions are the right ones. These simple changes will not only get your home sold faster, but also help you receive the highest offer price as well. Handyman & Custom Finish Carpentry

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Flea Market Property Update with Terry Feeny, Property Owner

A little update on the former Flea Market site in Okanagan Falls ... An application is in to subdivide the property. I have had a contractor dig some test holes to see where the water table is. After the clean up, I have had an arborist cut down some of the dead and over grown trees. Also, I had them trim and prune the Honeysuckle trees along the Highway, as they have not been trimmed in years. My plan is to build affordable rental apartments (not low income rentals that had been mentioned by Area “D” Director Tom Siddon) on the former Flea Market site. I have submitted some preliminary concept plans, but unfortunately the RDOS has other plans and doesn’t want to vary from the “concept drawings“ that show a “place magnate“ in the middle of my property with a commercial theme. We hired a consultant to do a study on the present commercial properties available in Okanagan Falls and the study showed a 24% vacancy rate. So, to add more retail or service commercial does not make economic sense at this time. Phil Locke’s IGA Plaza has been on ‘life support’ for years and still has empty commercial units as we speak. Phil also told me that he can build an additional 12,000 sq ft on this site, if and when the need arises. In my opinion, the community needs more full time people, not condos whose owners live here part time and do not contribute to the local economy year round. Not everyone can afford $400,000 + homes and would love to live close to the beach, a terrific school, walking trails, and all the amenities the area has to offer. Okanagan Falls is an easy commute to Penticton or to the vibrant communities to the south and could provide accommodation for people who want to live here. I am a local resident and have put a lot of time, thought, research, and money into this business decision and have a true vested interest in the success of the community of Okanagan Falls over the long term.



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What Does Your Airline Seat Preference Say About You?

with Vi Creasey of Reliable Travel A seat is just a seat, right? And, it’d be ludicrous to attempt to analyze someone based solely on where they choose to plant themselves on Flight BA34 to London. Well, let’s delve into this a little deeper, because where you choose to sit on a flight may in fact reveal much about who you are, and what you value in life ... Deep, huh? (That’s if you’re even allowed to choose your seat, because some airlines won’t let passengers do that at all.) I’m deciding to call this new analytic philosophy “seatology,” and before you call me crazy, give this guide a read and see if it rings true! If you’re an aisle person ~ Freedom, control, privacy - If you’re an aisle person, it’s likely that you value such things in life. Sitting on the aisle means you can get up to use the toilet whenever you want, you can order your meal or beverage from the flight attendant first, and you can choose to engage or not engage with the person sitting in the middle seat. Indeed, much of what makes an aisle seat attractive is the sense of control you get from sitting at the end of the row. And, in an environment as controlled and restricted as a flight - where ultimately, you have pretty much no control at all - this is attractive to passengers. Psychologist and University of Washington professor, Jonathan Bricker, says that choosing a seat is a “rare opportunity to have some control over your environment when travelling ... That’s very significant for the traveller”. Aisle seaters are all about exploiting this sense of control to the nth degree. If you’re a middle seat person ~ Passengers that love the middle seat are generally extroverts who love a chat on a flight. By sitting next to two passengers - instead of one - middle seaters have twice the opportunity to chat - simply turn to your left or right, and voila, someone new to talk to! But that’s assuming the middle seat was your first preference. Many middle seaters may in fact be terribly disorganized, finding themselves in the middle, because they left things to the last minute and checked into their flight too late. In general, nobody pines for the middle, so these are the only ones available when the plane is close to packed. If you consistently find yourself in the middle, when you’d rather be aisle or window-side, then perhaps it’s time you take a good hard look at yourself! If you’re a window person ~ “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one”, says the window seat passenger as he/she points to all the other passengers sitting at the windows. Passengers with a penchant for the window love to look out at the Earth from 30,000 feet above and imagine all the new adventures that await them in the foreign lands below. They are open to new experiences and love to dream. But, window seat passengers may also just be drawn to the window, as they can create their own space on board. They can rest their pillow against cabin wall and store their stuff in the space between their seat and the wall, creating a cozy little temporary home. Do you think your seat preference says a lot about you?

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I had not fished Solco for several years. Not much has changed. The road is a bit rough after leaving the main 201 out of Okanagan Falls, but not a challenge for anyone used to gravel roads in the area. There is an old Forest Service Recreation site now maintained by Recreation Sites and Trails BC. Individual sites are not well defined, as it is a fairly open area. The lake is at the same elevation as Apex Mountain Village, so be prepared for cooler temperatures and rapid weather changes. I fished the lake in mid September and within a few hours I had to change from a light shirt and sunglasses to full winter gear. If you decide to keep some fish, be aware that the lake is classified as “wildstock”, so leave some of the larger fish to spawn. For more info, just ask Larry Martin at fs-lemartin@shaw.ca.

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Okanagan Falls Volunteer Fire Department Fire Hall History Continued ...

The fire hall was enlarged with an one story extension 16’ x 40’ with bay for the new truck and storage for the Irrigation District. The cost was $3100. The new emergency panel truck went into service at this time. During 1975, the Fire Department responded to 54 calls, 22 for fires, 27 emergencies, 2 false alarms, 1 support call to The Lifesaver Course Oliver, rescued 1 cat and 1 dog. Teaches 5 of the most often In 1975, Trev Jones was in business longer than any other business in the Falls. He owned the Shell Service Station. At Lynn Acres MHP, required skills to save a life. a double wide, 3 bedroom, including setup and skirting in 1976 went for $29,000. A single unit at $12,750. Adult Resuscitation Severe Bleeding Southern Interior Beef Co. wanted to establish, in the Falls, a slaughter Medical Conditions Burns Poisoning house, meat packing plant, rendering plant and storage for 10,000 head of cattle per year. The site that was considered was next to the Saturday November 26th Northwood Mill and where the cattle auction is held now. There were many arguments between the cattlemen and townsfolk resulting in 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 pm @ Kaleden Hall bad feelings between them. There was even a movement to stop the publication of the OK Falls Viewpoint, charging them of being biassed. Cost: $49/adult They had petitions for and against it with a great deal of controversy. Pre-register by phone or email Dusty Mac Mine removed more than 100,000 tons of ore from July 1975 to January 1976 with little return. Operations ceased after that. (maximum # of students is 18) From March 17 to April 15, 1976, the Skaha and Vaseux Lakes were lowered to control the growth of obnoxious weeds. Repairs to culverts www.kal-rec.ca and water intakes were done at the same time, including extending the boat ramp at the end of Main St. 250.497.8188 apfadults@gmail.com The CPR Rail Line between Okanagan Falls and Osoyoos shut down because of lost revenue. The number of cars in 1970 of 1,125 dropped to 213 in 1974. The Kaleden Fire Department had 5 male and 5 female members in @ Kaleden New Horizons 1976. According to the census count 790 men, women and children for Seniors Program lived in Kaleden with 277 permanent residences. For Okanagan Falls there were 1450 persons with 37% being retired, the largest group of the area. Penticton population was just over 20,000. Okanagan Falls Fire Department won 2nd prize for it’s entry of the 1936 La France fire truck at the Peach Festival Parade. Behind the truck was a dolly on which one of the firemen rode, while water was ICBC Insurance sprayed on him. In September 1976, fireman Matt Baumgartner 250.276.6257 Out-of-Province Insurance Claims was tied to the telephone pole by his fellow members as part of the Windshield Replacement 1450 Clark Avenue in Penticton celebration for him prior to his wedding. ICBC Lifetime/Nation Wide Warranty THE BODY SHOP NETWORK Computerized Free Estimates Telephone service was upgraded at a cost of just under a million FIX AUTO PENTICTON dollars, which included push button dialing, known as touch calling www.pentictoncollisioncentre.com and all 7 digits had to be dialed. A fire on McLean Creek Road (a.k.a. East Bench Road), located at Kaleden Volunteer Fire Department about 1.5 miles from town, where a ravine was filled with logs and sand was suspected that spontaneous combustion was the cause. Fire Prevention Week was October 9-15th Since there was very dry conditions, it was decided to let it smolder The KVFD had another very successful Fire Prevention till the fall and then extinguish it while keeping an eye on it during the Week. We visited the school several times to talk to the summer. to be continued ... children about being safe in a fire situation and to reinforce the theme Fire Safety Tip: Now is the time to clean your chimneys! And, please for the year: “Don’t Wait, Check the Date! On all smoke alarms.” We don’t ever leave your fireplace unattended when in use. conducted a surprise Fire Drill at the school and all Got Your Cook Book? staff and children did really Okanagan Falls Volunteer Fire Department well in getting out safety and have produced their very own “Steaming Hot following protocol. Finally, Recipes” cook book. It is full of their favourite to end the week, we had a recipes. Support your local fire department by special Chief of the Day and purchasing one these fabulous cook books, Assistant Chief of the Day. or perhaps get a head start on Christmas Savannah was the Chief gifts. The cost is $12 and they are available (sitting in cab) and Charlie at Pharmasave, 3 Winds Hair Design and was the Assistant (standing). G&R Auto. Any purchase of $20 or more They were picked up in the is able to request a tax deductible receipt. fire truck and taken to school, Let’s get cooking with ‘steaming hot recipes’! as well as driven home.

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Okanagan Falls Lions Update with Michael Livingstone, President Brrrr ... Winter is coming and we are pleased to be serving the Okanagan Falls Elementary School a hot breakfast every Thursday. As part of that hot breakfast, we would like to give our appreciation to our volunteers who help out each Thursday. Their assistance is what keeps the program going. Also, the help of the businesses in Okanagan Falls is also appreciated. Last year some of the wineries stepped up and helped. This year, Tickleberry’s also gets a thank you for their help. I was just at the BC Lions Easter Seal Camp in Winfield for one of their meetings. Just seeing the awesome camping experience they can give to the children reminds me of why it is such a worthy project to support. As always, we are starting to prepare for our Easter Egg Hunt, the Lions Guide Dog Walk, and other Lions projects.


The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #227 with Melody Walker

Veterans Dinner Thursday, November 3rd ~ Dinner is provided for Veterans and their significant other. All other members and guests are welcome to dinner at $10 each. The invited guest speakers are Gary Doi (from the 4th Anthology in the ‘Inspiring Hope Book Project Series’, where all proceeds are donated to Children’s Wish), along with Ivan McLelland (Gold Medal 1955 Penticton Vees Winning Goalie). Enjoy live entertainment by Buzz Byers. Please join us! Remembrance Day Ceremony Friday, November 11th ~ Join us from 10-10:45am in the Okanagan Falls School Gym, followed by a Parade to the Cenotaph at the Legion. The Cenotaph Ceremony begins at 10:55am with War Birds Airplane Fly Over, followed by Honourary Silence and Wreath-Laying Ceremony. Please join us! Community Gathering in Legion Friday, November 11th ~ Following the Remembrance Day Ceremony around 11:30 am, everyone is welcome to join us for Complimentary Lunch. Please remember to sign in if you are not a member. Enjoy live entertainment by the Summerland Pipe Band, followed by Wendy Rodocker at 3pm. Please join us! Pancake Breakfast Sunday, November 20th ~ Every 3rd Sunday of the month is our Pancake Breakfast from 8-11am. Breakfast includes your choice of Pancakes, French Toast, Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Coffee or Juice. Adults $5 ~ Children $3 (ages 6-10) ~ Children 5 and under are Free. Following breakfast is the Ladies Auxiliary Craft Sale Sunday, November 20th from 9am-2pm. Please join us! Sunday is ‘Fun Day’ ~ Beginning at Noon, come and check out all the fun and games. Please join us! Every Monday is Member Appreciation Day ~ Please join us! Friday & Saturday Meat & 50-50 Draws ~ Every Friday and Saturday Night beginning at 5pm. The Meat & 50-50 Draws support both the Legion & the Ladies Auxiliary. Everyone is welcome. Please join us!

Become a Blood Donor! Blood ... it’s in you to give! The next clinics Sports Teams began in October with others starting in November. are November 2-4 and November 28-29, at the Penticton Seniors Please join us! Drop-in Centre. Our Lions Club members support the Canadian Blood • Darts: Pub League Teams, In-House Fun League & Monthly Services Clinics, so be sure to say ‘hi’ when you stop by. To book an Drop-In Tournament. Monday Pub League at 7pm. Wednesday In-House Fun League at 7pm. 1st Sunday each month is a Dropappointment, call 1-888-2DONATE or www.blood.ca. In Tournament (November 6th). Register 10:30am at the Legion. If you would like to become part of the Okanagan Falls Lions Club, call Shuffleboard: Tuesdays at 1pm 250.497.8486 or talk to a Lions Club member. Our next meeting will • • Pool: Details for afternoon play & sign-up sheets at the Legion. be on Monday, November 21st. • *NEW* Cribbage: Anyone for ‘Crib’ on Monday Nights? Details and sign-up sheet at the Legion.

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2pm Sunday, Nov 20th - Penticton United Church, 696 Main St. Tickets $15. Call the office at 250.492.2684 between 9am - 1pm.

Ladies Auxiliary of Branch #227 Update

2016 Memberships ~ Outstanding unpaid 2016 Memberships. If your Legion Membership is in arrears, please contact Trudy (or leave a message for her) by calling the Legion at 250-497-8338. 2017 Memberships ~ Early Birds September 1st - November 30th. Early Bird Draws at the November General Meeting. Three cash prize draws at each meeting! Please join us!

with Barb Few

Poppy Campaign ~ Contact Lorraine at the Legion at 250-497-8338.

After a busy month of October, which included a very successful Fowl Supper which celebrated it’s 21st year, the Ladies Auxiliary is starting to gear up for Christmas. A General Meeting will be held at 1 pm on Wednesday, November 2nd. Everyone is requested to attend, since it is ELECTION Day. So, we will see you there. Talking about Christmas, now is the time to start thinking of gifts and decorations. And, to help you with this, the LA is holding it’s Annual Arts & Crafts Sale on Sunday, November 20th. Come and enjoy the Branch Breakfast from 8-11 am, then from 9 am - 2 pm fill your Christmas list. You will be amazed at what treasures you can find! Do not forget to honour our freedoms on November 11th, and all are invited back to the Branch for their Annual Open House for Lunch and Music. You can also try your luck at winning the beautiful LA basket of goodies that will be raffled.

We Must Recruit More Volunteers ~ To continue holding the Meat & 50-50 Draws, we must recruit more Volunteers! Anyone interested can please contact Daveen by calling the Legion at 250-497-8338. It’s fun and easy to volunteer with the Meat Draws or the 50-50 Draws. Details and sign-up calendar at the Legion. We must recruit additional Volunteer Bartenders to join our Serving Team. Contact Mel for more ‘tending bar’ information by calling the Legion at 250-497-8338.

General Meeting Tuesday, November 15th ~ Always the 3rd Tuesday of the month starting at 7pm. More information will be available with regard to the ‘Vacant Lots’ Project Proposal from the South Skaha Housing Society.

Questions? Contact Mel at mellwalker@shaw.ca or 250-487-8765 Okanagan Falls Royal Canadian Legion Branch #227... “Where you are always welcome to join us!”


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Okanagan Falls Women’s Institute with Betty Lynch

Dear reader, have you recovered from the spookiness of the last few days? Halloween has always been a favorite of mine ... one can be whatever one wishes to be ... hiding behind a mask! Enough of that. The W.I. held a card-making workshop which was very successful and some original, colourful cards emerged. Sadly, dear reader, your correspondent is not one of those talented people. Prose is all that I have to offer you. Speaking of art, Okanagan Stoneworks created an original plaque of recognition of major donors to be placed in Centennial Park near the site of the Women’s Institute Bandshell. However, funding for the placement of this beautiful stone creation has somehow disappeared. I’m very afraid it will never find a permanent home. A shameful state of affairs. Now, I want you all to remember the date of the Homemade Country Craft Fair to be held at the Senior’s Centre on November 26th. I love this event. I do Christmas shopping there. One-stop-shop! The W.I. will be hosting a table for crafts and baked goods. See you all there! “For Home and Country”, Betty Lynch

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with Shirley O'Connor This month started with the General Meeting on October 3rd and was fairly well attended. RCMP Community Policing Coordinator Rick Dellebuur gave a very informative lecture on how to avoid becoming involved in the different types of scams, such as identity theft, that seem to annually make the rounds on the Internet, via phone and even solicit on our doorstep and are targeting the senior population. Nominations and elections of the New Executive for the 2017 season is on the agenda for the next General Meeting on Monday, November 7th. Please plan to attend, as a good representation can only be achieved if you exercise your right to vote. There will be a Pie Auction held at our next Potluck Dinner on Saturday, November 26th. So, all you pastry makers, get busy with your tastiest and prettiest recipes. Dave Stewart will handle the auctioneering duties. The Fall Flea Market was very successful, proving once again that "one man's trash is another man's treasure". A presentation by Barb Few on behalf of "Music in the Park" was made to the Seniors Centre for their support in providing change rooms for the musicians. The annual Christmas Dinner will take place on Saturday, December 10th. Tickets for the event will be on sale in November for members and then for non-members after December 1st. Tickets may be purchased from any executive member. Lastly, a sad farewell to our intrepid President, Audree Sikorski, who will be leaving the Okanagan for more southern climes. She has opted to be near her new great-grand daughter and family on Vancouver Island. We wish Audree all the best! MARK YOUR CALENDAR Pancake Breakfast ~ 8-10am Saturday, November 5th General Meeting ~ 1pm Monday, November 7th Jam Session ~ 1pm Sunday, November 13th Drop In Bingo ~ 1pm Saturday, November 19th Potluck Dinner ~ 5:30pm Saturday, November 26th Ladies Pool ~ 1pm Mondays Suffleboard ~ 1pm the last 3 Mondays of the month Tuesday Bingo ~ 1pm the first 3 Tuesdays of the month Evening Pool ~ 6pm Tuesdays Music and Coffee ~ 9-10:30am Wednesdays & Fridays Carpet Bowling ~ 1pm Wednesdays Scrabble ~ 10am Thursdays Bridge ~ 1pm Thursdays Crib ~ 7pm Thursdays

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November 2016

Kaleden Museum ~ A History Tid Bit with Meredith King

OK Falls Heritage & Museum Society with Marla Wilson

This is the 6th in the series of biographies of the 20 pioneering families A good meeting was held on Thursday, October 20th. Sue Walker has chosen by a committee in conjunction with the dedication of the Old taken on the duties of curator for the Museum. Sue says, “I would like to thank Donna May Thompson for her many years of dedication and Hotel Site as a Heritage Park in 1982. hard work at the Museum, and hope she will continue to help me as I The Hatfield Family carry on. It is a learning experience, but very enjoyable. The Museum A.S. (Seaman), Roberta and their son Harley Simpson moved from and Bassett House are now closed for the season, but we hope to see Nova Scotia to Summerland in 1907 where they met Jim Ritchie. In you all in May for our Grand Opening. See you there!” 1909, they made the trip down with Harry Corbitt and Jim Harrison The Thrifty Boutique continues to be a very busy place. There is a and spent 3 days camped near the lake. All 3 men were so taken with large selection of clothing, men’s and women’s, from which to choose. the site that they signed up with Ritchie on their return to Summerland. There are still some openings in the volunteer schedules. Shifts are Hatfield signed on as timekeeper and by June the family had moved either two hours in the morning or three hours in the afternoon. The to Kaleden, living the first year in a small shed which would eventually new Shop Manager is Heather Jackson. You can join the volunteer become a chicken coop. crew by stopping in at the shop or phoning the shop at 250-486-6371. Seaman’s parents along with his sister, Carlotta had followed him Leave your name and a contact number and we will get back to you. west and in the spring of 1910 a large duplex was built to house both Okanagan Falls residents are respecting our business. The problems families. Soon after, Carlotta, Kaleden’s first bride, married Louis Block of garbage being left at the shop has nearly disappeared. All donations from Naramata and they had a daughter, Mary, born in 1916. Mary left at the shop are arriving during open hours and are usually clean, became one of the two members of Kaleden’s 1922 Grade 1 class gently used clothing. Thank You for your care and concern. and returned in the thirties to teach school here. In 1917, another son, Heather and Tara are organizing the Christmas Party for this year. All Philip, was born to Seaman and Roberta. the information will be included in the December Skaha Matters. Seaman Hatfield was a man of great enthusiasm and seemingly boundless energy. In addition to his duties as timekeeper for the Kaleden Development Company, he also ran an insurance and real estate business and was the first Notary Public in the community. In 1911, he got into the transportation business when, in partnership with a Mr. Campbell, he purchased the boat “Kaleden” from James Free Consultations Ritchie and formed the South Okanagan Transportation Company, building piers and freight sheds at Okanagan Falls, Kaleden and BPS Masters ® Certified Penticton. Later, they sold this vessel and bought a forty foot launch, Implant Retained and Conventional Dentures the “Cygnet” and in 1914 added the “Mallard”. During the first World War, he also started a trucking company to haul freight. In addition, Personalized Teeth Arrangement he was Kaleden’s first Postmaster, serving in that capacity until 1917, Hospital / Institution Visits when he moved his family to Penticton. Seaman sold out his Kaleden interests and began developing the Flexible Hours Upon Request trucking business, first hauling mail to Kaleden, Okanagan Falls, Fairview and Oroville, finally selling the contract out to Hartley Simpson and Warwick Arnott. He then expanded his trucking business which eventually became the Interior Contracting Company, involving both Harley and Philip. It did a great deal of major construction for 570 Martin St, Penticton municipalities in the interior, as well as work for all four railways in the area: CPR, CNR, GNR, KVR and the Trans Canada Telephone Company. They grew to one of the largest contracting companies in the interior and at times had over two hundred employees. The Hatfield families remained in the area until their deaths and contributed to a wide variety of areas. Roberta Hatfield was a charter member of the Kaleden Baptist Church, serving as treasurer and continuing her with Bobby Armstrong, Program Manager interest in Penticton and on a provincial denominational level. Mary A recent study included in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Block served the same denomination as a Christian Education staff Society has shown that “people who volunteered regularly reduced person for the four western provinces. Harley gave unstintingly of his their chances for developing cognitive problems by 27%!” Read the time and expertise to the Boy Scouts, the Okanagan Historical Society full article at www.volunteercentre.info under “News”. and the preservation and protection of some of the early pack routes Volunteer Opportunities: The Arthritis Society - Lynnea Westlind, between the coast and the interior, such as “The Hudson Bay Brigade Coordinator Community Engagement, at 250-868-8643 or go to www. Trail”, “The Dewdney Trail”, “The Okanagan Brigade Trail”, and “The arthritis.ca; Okanagan Gleaners Society - Full listing of opportunities, Hope Trail”. along with position descriptions, visit www.okanagangleaners.com; An energetic and dedicated family. Kaleden was lucky to attract them. The Interior Health Lifeline Program - Marina Dodds, Lifeline Clerk Join us next month, as we share stories and facts down the historical at the Penticton Health Centre, at marina.dodds@interiorhealth.ca; path and building of our community of Kaleden. To donate an item to The South Okanagan Similkameen Restorative Justice Program the Kaleden Museum, please contact Meredith at 250-497-6995. Mark Provencal, Community Policing Coordinator, at 250-490-2372 or communitypolicing@penticton.ca. The SOS Volunteer Centre is a registered charity that serves to connect residents with meaningful volunteer work. Discover ways you can contribute and make a difference by visiting www.volunteercentre. If you live in the Kaleden Area and need a ride, info and search under “Browse Opportunities”. For more information, please call 250-460-3387. please email info@volunteercentre.info or call 1-888-576-5661.

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Helping Hand Update


Douglas Hotham Fraser died peacefully with family at his side on October 4th, 2016. He was predeceased by his father Donald, mother Jean, brother Arthur, sister Janet and beloved aunt Etelka. He leaves his wife Mary, previous wife Betty, five children and their partners Jill, Joy (Ron), Anne, Ian (Vicky), Don (Margaret), stepdaughter Lyndy (Greg), grandchildren Don, Melissa, Katie (Spencer), Douglas (Kaylie), Kelsey and Liam, stepgrandchildren Mike, Robert, Carlen and Breeya, brother-in-law Arthur (Sandy), sister-in-law Diane and extended family. Born on April 29th, 1930 and raised on the family homestead near Strasbourg, Saskatchewan, Doug said his key formative influences were his family, particularly his brother and sister, his ScotchPresbyterian-Methodist roots, the Prairies and the Depression. He was proud to be a community pharmacist and small businessman. He was a thinker, realized the benefits of joining with other likeminded business owners to protect and strengthen independent pharmacies and was involved in the formation of several associations of pharmacist business owners including Pharmasave. Doug was a councilor for the BC College of Pharmacists and worked extensively with a small group of pharmacists to advocate for the formation of the BC Society of Pharmacists in 1968. Doug married Betty Rollefson in 1954. They lived in Burnaby and actively engaged in a busy married life that included their business, five children, many activities and fun and satisfying holidays. He married Mary Gough in 1981. They also shared work, enjoyed extensive travel abroad and retired to a paradise on Skaha Lake near Okanagan Falls. They created a beautiful lakeside home and garden, which they shared with many visitors. Doug actively participated in many sports and recreational activities well into his eighties. He loved being outside and was very attuned to the birds and changing weather and seasons. After retirement, he volunteered with Okanagan Falls Helping Hand and delivered BC apples to Okanagan Falls Elementary School. He cared deeply about politics, economics and small business and enjoyed active debate about ideas. Doug had a remarkable ability to recognize each of his children’s strengths and limitations and communicate with them fully about their shared interests. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren grow and make choices and was very interested in their futures. He modeled his own advice: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you,” “Exercise regularly and have a (more or less) healthy lifestyle; “Always have a five year plan” and, especially, “Try to do your best every day and have fun doing it.” Doug loved work and play and the two were often inseparable to him. He had great vitality. He loved and was loved deeply. He is greatly missed. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Vancouver Golf Club on November 13th at 1:00. Donations instead of flowers can be sent to the Parkinson’s Society or the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation.


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with Laurie Kingsfield, Helping Hand Chair

We held out first organizational meeting on October 4th to start getting ready for the Christmas Hamper campaign for this year. Providing Christmas Hampers Our annual food and donation drive will For Those In Need officially start on November 12th with the distribution of our large pink bins throughout the community. All of your support in years past is greatly appreciated and we look forward to your sharing in our goal of making Christmas more joyful and less stressful for those in our community who unfortunately find things a bit short at Christmas. The food collection bins will be in the local stores beginning November 12th, and registration forms like the one included below will also be available at Okanagan Falls Pharmasave and Okanagan Falls IGA. Available at the Okanagan Falls IGA are pre-packaged bags of food items available for purchase in denominations of $10 and $20. Once purchased, these food bags are donated to us. This is an easy way to support our Christmas Hampers and no need to double check those expiry dates! Also, our yearly food drive “Fill the Van for Helping Hand” will be at the Okanagan Falls IGA parking lot from 10am to 3pm on Saturday, December 3rd. The van will also be at the “Christmas Kick-off” on the afternoon of December 4th, if you miss us on the 3rd. Okanagan Falls Helping Hand is a registered charitable organization. Donations can be sent to “Okanagan Falls Helping Hand” at P.O. Box 640, Okanagan Falls, BC V0H 1R0. Tax receipts will be issued for all donations for $20.00 or more. We are looking for volunteers from the community to help with the preparations required for our program to be successful. If you would be interested in volunteering or have any questions, please contact us at 250-486-2767.

Okanagan Falls Helping Hand Christmas Hamper Registration Form For Residents of Okanagan Falls Area Only (Skaha Estates to Vaseaux Lake)

Name: __________________________________ Phone: _________________________________ Street Address: ___________________________ _______________________________________ # of Adults: ____ # of Children (if applicable): ____ Boys Ages: __________ Girls Ages: ___________ Boys Sizes: __________ Girls Sizes: ___________

Deadline Date for Registration: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 Request made by:_________________________ Phone: _________________________________ Send Registration Form To: Okanagan Falls Helping Hand P.O. Box 640, Okanagan Falls, BC V0H 1R0 Or place registration form in the drop box at the Okanagan Falls IGA.

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November 2016


LOCAL CHURCH DIRECTORY Kaleden Community Church

Family Worship ~ Sundays at 10:00 am Special Events and Programs coming this Fall: • Group Lectio Divina (Listening to the Word of God in Scripture) Saturday, November 5th at 10:30 am at the Church. • Fall Book Club continues on November 1st & 15th. Our book: Wrongs to Rights - How Churches can Engage the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Please contact the Church, if you are interested in attending. • To Mexico With Love - Thank you for your continued support of the “To Mexico With Love” bottle drop-off. Plans are now underway for our next trip scheduled for March 21st - April 1st, 2017. Stay tuned for details. • Community Family Party - Friday, November 18th from 6:308:30pm at Kaleden Community Hall. Join us for an evening of games, puzzles and crafts, with snacks and refreshments served. Everyone welcome. Fun for all. Free admission. Sponsored by Kaleden Community Church. Any questions? Call 250-497-5995. 443 Lakehill Rd, Kaleden / Phone: 250-497-5995 Pastor Les Clarke. Church email: kalgarden@shaw.ca Facebook: Kaleden Community Church www.kaledencommunitychurch.org - for up to date event info

Interior Savings staff ready for garden work. Working hard at the Blasted Church site.

Interior Savings “Day of Difference”

On October 20th, Interior Savings employees rolled up their sleeves to lend a hand in their community and the Credit Union offered up cash for others who’d like to get in on this act of local good. This mass volunteering effort marked the third annual Interior Savings’ “Day of Difference”. It included over 500 employees in 14 communities across the Interior of BC. Interior Savings’ Day of Difference coincides with International Credit Union Day, an annual event commemorating the credit union movement’s impact and achievements globally, Okanagan Falls Community Church nationally, and in local communities - all made possible by the support Sunday Worship ~ 10:00 am & 6:00 pm of its’ members. Drummer Wanted: We are seeking a drummer for our Sunday Here in Okanagan Falls, our Interior Savings staff worked to prepare evening service. If interested, please call Ray at 250-488-4397. the Blasted Church Heritage Site for winter, while also taking the 1356 McLean Creek Rd, OK Falls / Office: 250-497-5131 opportunity to plant perennials for everyone’s enjoyment come Spring. Pastor Wade Harvey ~ Come join us in celebrating God’s Love! In an added twist, Interior Savings also launched their “$10,000 Local Give” promotion. Members and local residents had the opportunity Okanagan Falls United Church to share what good they would do with $100. The first 100 qualified Sunday Service ~ 9:00 - 10:00 am applicants will receive the cash to make their good idea happen. All ages are welcome! Coffee and social time to follow service. “It could be buying coffees for strangers, donating to the local food Back Door Wednesday Gatherings from 6:30-8:30pm: bank, or creating a care box for someone in need - the possibilities Board Games on November 2 & 30; Crystal Bowl Meditation on are endless,” says Interior Savings CEO Kathy Conway. “As a coNovember 9 & 23; and Story Telling on November 16th. operative, we know the power that comes from a community working 1108 Willow St, OK Falls / 250-497-1171 / Rev. Ken Jones together. Our Day of Difference is not only an opportunity to lend a www.okfallsunited.ca hand to those helping to make our communities strong, but also to celebrate what it means to be local. We’re hoping to inspire a wave Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Service of local good and can’t wait to see the difference individuals will Sunday Mass ~ 11:30 am make.” Registration is now closed for the “10,000 Local Give”. Those 1039 Willow St, OK Falls / Administrator - Father Neil successful in their application will be contacted directly. Thank you! Okanagan Falls Contact: Lorraine Harrison - 250-497-8781

St. Barbara’s Anglican Church

Sunday Service ~ 9:30 am for 3 Sundays of the month. The 4th Sunday of the month Service at 1:00 pm. Coffee and social time after the Church Service. 1039 Willow St, OK Falls / Incumbent Rev. Rick Paulin - 250-494-0704

The Well

Sunday Service ~ 6:00 - 7:30 pm Free childcare provided. Location rotates, so please call ahead. Pastor David Oosterveld - 250-488-9514

Nunes ~ Pottinger Funeral Service and Crematorium 250-498-0167

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November 2016

Flowers or Fish Heads?

Send yours to skahamatters@telus.net Your full name and location is required on any submission. (Please Note: Some discretion on content inclusion may be involved.)

Flowers to ... The Kaleden Library would like to give BIG Bouquet of flowers to the following ladies who were teaching children and adults how to knit or crochet at the Kaleden Library. Flowers to Lois Bzdel, Angela Doyle, Lil Burke, Cynthia Pieters, Kerry Rhodes, Jen Charlish, and Josphine Isbister for also bringing delicious homemade chocolate chip cookies too! ~ from the Kaleden Library Staff The staff at Interior Savings are happy to support our annual “PJ Tree”. You can take a tag with the age of a girl or boy and purchase PJ’s for them. These donations go to Helping Hand Christmas Hamper program.

Heather’s Housecleaning References Available Experienced & Efficient Trustworthy

$25/hour 2 hour minimum 250-497-1171 Will also drive to appointments & errands for $20/hour. HELP WANTED: Five Full Time Seasonal Vineyard Workers required for Blasted Church Vineyards, 378 Parsons Road, Okanagan Falls, BC, V0H 1R5. $10.85/hour, 40 hours/week. Job duties include all aspects of vineyard work, pruning, tying, suckering, shoot thinning, etc. Physically demanding, repetitive tasks, outdoor work in all weather conditions. Start date Jan 15th, 2017. Email resume to work@blastedchurch.com.

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Credible Cremation Services Ltd.

Sensible Prices for Practical People - At need / Pre need. Call Lesley, our own Senior Owner & Director Total - Basic Cremation ... No Hidden Costs $990.00 + taxes (Penticton area) $1190.00 + taxes (Kelowna area)

250.493.3912 BC Lic# 49382

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If Basic Cremation is Your Choice with Lesley H. Luff of Credible Cremation Services Ltd. (Resident of Okanagan Falls)

I trust everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Time to share with family members, and time to remember those loved ones who have passed on. My Thanksgiving was certainly one to remember, but unfortunately not in a pleasant way. Someone, broke into our gated complex over the weekend and stole both the license plates off my company van. Not only did they take the plates, but even took the bolts as well. This is not the first time our complex in Okanagan Falls has been targeted. I spent all morning on Tuesday, with the help of a wonderful neighbour who drove me first to the Insurance Office, next to G&R Auto to get new bolts, then back home to install the new plates, which I even had to pay for. I cannot imagine anyone being so mean spirited as to steal the license plates from a Funeral Home vehicle, especially when the name is plainly visible. I guess I was born into a different generation, one that had respect for other people’s property. The number on the stolen plates was 903-NTR. They are probably on a Dodge Caravan vehicle, similar to mine. If you should happen to spot them, please inform the RCMP. I sincerely hope that no-one else was the victim of theft over the long weekend. However, let us all be more aware that thieves are everywhere, and are always looking for an easy target. Lock your belongings up securely, clip any bushes around your front and back doors, and preferably install motion lighting around your property. For Direct Cremation Services, at-need or pre-need, call Lesley at 250-93-3912.

Kaleden Ladies Drop-in

Wednesdays 1-4 pm Held at Kaleden Community Church

All ladies welcome for coffee, conversation and crafts Questions? Call Fran at 250-497-7850

Winter season is upon us! Get cozy with Noble Ridge.

Winter Wine-derland Tasting November 19th & 20th King’s Ransom & Sparkling Wines with Chocolate Fondue Served Fire-side (weather permitting) ~ Visit nobleridge.com for details

It’s not too early to start checking off your gift list! Keep an eye out for our special holiday packages. T: 250.497.7945

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with Barb Few The Music in the Park committee made their end of the season reports to the Okanagan Falls Irrigation District Board and RDOS, and are pleased to confirm that they will be running the program again in 2017. We already have great plans for the new season, and can confirm that among the bands coming will be a return in June of the very popular ELVIS, a.k.a. Jeff Bodner! The season will start in May and continue until September. More info will be revealed in the next few months. A concert will be held in the WI Bandshell in Centennial Park during the Christmas Community Festive-All Event on December 4th from 4-6pm. There will be a Choir singing carols for an hour for all to enjoy and join in, which will lead up to Santa Clause dropping by, along with a Barbeque and Gift Basket Draw! So, make sure you put this on your calendar!

Reservations Recommended Ph. 250-498-8840

iendly! mily Fr a F w o N

Basket of Fries Onion Rings Soup of the Day French Onion Soup Chicken Fingers Snake Bits Dry Garlic Ribs Calamari Veggie Platter Veggie Platter Munchie Basket

Reservations Recommended Ph. 250-498-8840

Reservations Recommended Ph. 250-498-8840

Ye Olde Welcome Inn Menu Eat In or Take Out


Fresh cut daily ...................................................................... $4.50 A basket full of our flavour .............................................. $4.95


Please ask server for your favourite dressing.

Garden Salad

With a meal ......................................................................... $4.85 Small ...................................................................................... $5.25 Large ...................................................................................... $6.95

Caesar Salad

With a meal .......................................................................... $5.50 Small served with grilled Garlic Toast ......................... $7.25 Large served with grilled Garlic Toast ......................... $8.95

Great on a chilly day .......................................................... $5.75 Bakedd 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 Flat Bread & Tsatziki .................................. $8.95 SMALL Carrots and celery with dip ............................ $4.95 LARGE Carrots, celery, cucumber, radishes .............. $8.95 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.

Gluten Fr & Buns ee Breads Availab le!

Greek Salad Chicken Caesar Salmon Casesar

mmmmmmmmmm Feta Cheese .............................. $10.95 Classic Caesar salad with a grilled .............................. $12.95 chicken breast and garlic toast Classic Caesar salad with wild ..................................... $12.95 BC Salmon and garlic toast

Chicken Wings and Sautéed Prawns 10 items: $9.95 | 20 items: $18.95 | 30 items: $28.95 | 40 items: $37.95

Pizza 12” 2 toppings: $12.95 | 14” 2 toppings: $19.95 | add topping $.95 ea

Burgers 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 Buffalo Burger Real Alberta Buffalo!! ..................................................... $10.95 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 Chrispy 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 stips or sautéed mushrooms: $1.39 each. Add Swiss or Feta: $1.50

Fish & Chips Our Famous Ye Olde Beer Battered Cod

Also available grilled, with lemon pepper

1 Piece: ..................................... $10.95 2 Pieces: ................................... $13.95

All Day Breakfast Ye Olde Breakfast Steak and Eggs

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. Add sautéed mushrooms and onions for only $1.39

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, Swss $1.50, Feta $1.95 / Sauteed Shrooms & Onions $1.39

Steak, Seafood and Ribs

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!

Medieval Steak

Our spicy medieval ground beef patty, .................... $12.95 garlic toast and baked potato or fries or garden salad.


Loaded with bacon, lettuce and tomato .................... $9.95 on toasted white or brown bread

New York Steak

A grilled 6 oz. aged center cut New York Steak, ..... $13.95 garlic toast and baked potato or fries or garden salad.

Hot Roast Beef

Lean roast beef piled high and ................................. $11.95 smothered in our own gravy

Steak & Prawns

Our great aged center cut New York Steak .............. $16.95 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. A full rack of pork ribs with garlic toast ............... $18.95 and baked potato or fries or garden salad. Served with your choice of BBQ, Honey Mustard, Honey Garlic, Teriyaki Sauce or Lemon Pepper

Ukrainian Perogies 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

Reuben Sandwich Fresh Corned Beef, sauerkraut and Swiss ............... $11.95

Rack of Ribs

cheese on grilled Winnipeg rye bread

Bowl of Chili

Served with garlic toast ................................................ $11.95

2 Lobster Tails We also host group gatherings, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas parties, etc. Let us help you make that next special moment memorable! 9 Scenic Kms South From Okanagan Falls

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-Ryoe Orange Juice, herbal tea, bottled water and sparkling water.

Ye Olde Welcome Inn Family Friendly ~ All Ages Welcome!


Reservations Recommended Ph. 250-498-8840

Hwy 97 Gallagher Lake

Reservations Recommended Ph. 250-498-8840

Chef in until 10 pm Every Day Including Holidays

Reservations Recommended Ph. 250-498-8840

Reservations Recommended Ph. 250-498-8840


Reservations Recommended Ph. 250-498-8840

Reservations Recommended Ph. 250-498-8840

Reservations Recommended Ph. 250-498-8840

Reservations Recommended Ph. 250-498-8840

Reservations Recommended Ph. 250-498-8840


November 2016

Reservations Recommended Ph. 250-498-8840

Reservations Recommended Ph. 250-498-8840

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Skaha Matters November 2016  

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Volume 8 : Issue 11