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Wesbild parking p at a premium RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff
Watch for some fancy stick work and intense strategy at Wesbild Centre — and that’s just in the parking lot. Capacity crowds are expected for the Vernon Vipers’ clash with the Powell River Kings today and Saturday, but much of the parking lot is also hosting the chills and thrills of the West Coast Amusements midway. “It’s going to make parking difficult but Safeway and the Vernon Square mall have graciously offered their parking lot,” said Stan Mitchell, arenas manager. Mitchell is urging anyone attending the Fred Page Cup hockey series to arrive early in hopes of getting a parking spot. “Carpooling would also be good,” he said. The midway was booked into the parking lot three or four months ago. “The Vipers playoffs hadn’t been set yet so we didn’t know what was going on,” said Mitchell of the team’s schedule. Conflicts between Vipers games and other events have occurred in the past, and Mitchell says those situations are going to occur at multi-use facilities. Other communities also face the same scheduling challenge. “Two weeks ago, the band Hedley played in Penticton and the Vees game had to be rescheduled,” said Mitchell. “It happens everywhere. It’s not an isolated incident.” Mitchell is asking both midway and hockey fans to be patient, and he believes some opportunities may arise from both events taking place at the same time. “A family could go and watch the game and then if the kids get bored, they could go to the midway,” he said.
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Kody Pow and Wanda McDonald of West Coast Amusements get one of the rides set up for the carnival in Wesbild Centre’s parking lot Wednesday. Also taking place at the facility is the Good Friday church service at 10 a.m. today.
West Coast Amusements will be at Wesbild Centre until Sunday.
Deal in the works for Lavington plant RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff
Plans are moving ahead to resurrect a high-profile industrial site. A group of Lower Mainland businessmen have an accepted conditional offer to purchase the former Owens-Illinois glass plant in Lavington. “They are experienced investors and they have been in negotiations with the owners of the property for eight to 10 months,” said Don Kassa, the local realtor involved in the process. The plant was closed in 2008, after 39 years of operation. “We’re looking to create jobs and increase the tax base in the Coldstream municipality,” said
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News Tour reveals school success stories KATHERINE MORTIMER Morning Star Staff
n reading, watching or listening to the news, it would be easy to assume there is nothing positive happening in the Vernon School District. But going beyond the headlines and into the schools reveals good news: motivated students, dedicated teachers, hard-working administrators. The district recently hosted trustees from 11 districts throughout the region for the British Columbia School Trustees Association Okanagan branch meeting. â€œItâ€™s a great opportunity to connect with others in the region and to see what other districts are doing,â€? said superintendent Bev Rundell. Trustees were treated to a tour that offered a sample of the innovative programs available to students in the district. As trustees boarded the modern yellow school bus in front of the Village Green Hotel, veteran bus driver Harold Young greeted each warmly, and gave the spiel he usually reserves for students on his regular runs, before instructing his passengers to â€œhave fun.â€? First stop on the tour was Clarence Fulton secondary school, where principal Malcolm Reid greeted trustees with a brief history of the school. â€œI think youâ€™ll agree that the programs are important, but itâ€™s the people that make them tick,â€? he said. Current and former students in the schoolâ€™s Global Education program led trustees in a variety of exercises designed to illustrate some of what the experiential learning program offers. As one student led enthusiastic trustees in a clapping exercise, while seated in a large circle, another talked about world hunger. â€œEvery three seconds a child dies from hunger. And yet almost 25 per cent of youth and 50 per cent of adults are overweight,â€? said
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Clarence Fulton Secondary socials 10 teacher Alan Gee explains how his class attempted to carve a traditional aboriginal canoe with paddles with the help of master carver Gordie Marchand, before Marchand died, to a group of local and visiting school district trustees. Meagan Heinloo. â€œItâ€™s about taking off the blindfold and seeing whatâ€™s around us. Itâ€™s about opening our eyes and seeing how we can better it.â€? Murray Sasges said when he and Alan Gee started the program five years ago, they werenâ€™t sure if it would be supported by the community. â€œBut the community was ready for us, and we were ready for them,â€? said Sasges. â€œThe experiences drive the curriculum. Students are required to identify a community and make a significant difference. There is lots of anxiety but thatâ€™s where they get engaged.â€? On the wall of the classroom is a banner that reads, â€œAnything is possible.â€? As global ed students
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share their enthusiasm for the program, itâ€™s easy to believe. â€œWhat theyâ€™re doing affects the kids and the community, the school itself, the way other students work and teachers teach, itâ€™s been really positive for the school,â€? said Reid. Following the global ed presentation, students in home economics teacher Erinn Schroederâ€™s cooksâ€™ training program passed around Food Network-worthy trays of appetizers for trustees to sample. From there it was time for biology and forestry teacher Pete Iwanoski to introduce the wetlands centre, one of only five in Canada that focuses on education. â€œ(Vernon Teachersâ€™ Association) president Bruce
Cummings is the visionary, it was his dream to create this outdoor learning setting, where we can do wildlife and bird studies,â€? said Iwanoski. Tours are brought in from other schools, and Fultonâ€™s Grade 11 and 12 students have been trained to be presenters and guides. After visiting the wetlands, it was on to a tour of the gardens, where four raised boxes have been built that can be used by people ranging in age from four to 90. â€œWe teach gardening because kids donâ€™t know where their food comes from,â€? said Schroeder. â€œThere is no problem of vandalism because when you get kids involved in a project, they take ownership; we want it to be a true community garden. Kids are
a real tribute to what the school has.â€? The school is also home to a greenhouse that was designed and built by students. Reid said students at the school are always ready to jump in and lend a hand. â€œEach program here connects with a whole bunch of other programs,â€? he said. A hand-carved traditional aboriginal canoe caught the eye of trustees, with teacher Alan Gee explaining the project of his socials 10 class. After applying for aboriginal grant money, Gee enlisted the help of master carver Gordie Marchand. Each student carved a paddle, with the plan to carve the canoe and launch it for a four-day trek across Okanagan Lake. Marchand died before the project could be completed, but not before he and the students had made a connection. â€œThe kids hit the project with energy and enthusiasm, but two weeks in, Gordie found out his cancer was back,â€? said Gee. â€œGordie told us his story and why he couldnâ€™t just spend the last two months of his life on the couch at home. He had to be here with us. â€œIt was a great experience of learning and the power it has to change the relationships between student and teachers. We made the trek, although not in this canoe. â€œWhat Global Ed, culinary arts and the wetlands project all have in common is trying to get kids out of the classroom and into the natural community.
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Local trustees proud of program Continued from A3 “It builds relationships and it builds community.” Gee promised that the canoe Marchand began with the students will be completed with the help of another carver and launched in June. Vernon trustee Paula Harned said it’s crucial for everyone to spend time inside the schools to see the positive things that are happening. “It’s amazing what goes on at the schools, and people have no idea,” she said. As both a trustee and a mother of four children, Harned spends a lot of time in the schools, and said she wants her children’s friends to accept her as part of the landscape. “People have to know that it’s just as important to hold your Grade 9 child’s hand as it is in Grade 1,” she said. “How do we get parents into the classroom?” Back on the bus, trustees were taken to The Whitecaps FC Vernon Soccer Academy, which offers a formal training program within the school timetable, allowing students to improve their soccer skills, while keeping up their academics. Staff includes professional coach Claire Paterson and David Broadhurst, former coach of the Manchester United youth programs.
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Kamloops-Thompson School District vice-chair Diane Dosch, left, samples some appetizers from Fulton cooks training Grade 12 student Keri-Ann Herring-Levins. Located at the Vantage One Soccer Centre, the academy is structured after a European-style football club that provides a player development pathway from grass roots to professional level. “We’re quite proud of what we’re trying to build here,” said Broadhurst. “I was surprised how many people play soccer here and surprised by the level of skill. The potential is here to develop future Whitecaps players.” While not part of the Vernon School District, students get credit for their courses, which are done online during the one-semester program. For Vernon trustee Sam Banducci, pride was the overwhelming feeling during the day’s tour.
“I was proud to say these are my kids from Vernon,” he said. “When I get depressed about closing schools, I just have to visit the schools; it’s so important. And we have wonderful teachers.” Nancy Rempel is a trustee from Clinton, part of the Gold Trail
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Stolen hockey jerseys recovered ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff
Ryan Schram has been blown away by the support of strangers. Schram, a Vernon native who works as a salesman at Dueck General Motors in Vancouver, helps organize, with friends, the Scott Hetherington Memorial Hockey Tournament in Vernon every April. Through the kindness and courtesy of his bosses, Pam and Moray Keith, Schram was able to help secure five autographed Vancouver Canucks jerseys to be raffled off at this year’s Hetherington tournament. On Sunday, the five sweaters, along with five others and a laptop computer, were stolen from the car dealership by a brazen thief. Schram, who was not working Sunday, said the man was able
“I’m getting calls from people wanting to donate.” — Ryan Schram to leave the giant Dueck premises without being spotted, at least by human eyes. Video surveillance caught the suspect quite clearly. Since the suspect’s picture appeared in the media, and news of the theft got out, police have been receiving a number of tips. “The public is after this guy,” said Schram. “It’s going to be difficult to try and off these jerseys. Something’s going to happen.” Something did happen. Six of the jerseys, plus the laptop, were found Tuesday night, in an elevator in a Vancouver office building. The suspect remains at large.
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A suspect is being sought after a purse-snatching in Polson Park Wednesday. At about 3:15 p.m., RCMP officers received a report of a theft in the Vernon park. “An elderly lady in her 70s was standing near the back end of her car when a male rode up on a bike and stole her purse that was sitting on the front seat,” said Gord Molendyk, detachment spokesman. The victim tried to stop him but was unsuccessful. She Gord Molendyk was not injured. The suspect is described as a Caucasian male in his early 20s and about fivefoot-two in height. He has a slim build and was wearing a black ball cap and a dark knit V-neck sweatshirt that might have had white lettering or trim on it. He took off towards the railway tracks and could not be located by the police dog. Anyone with information on this theft can call the RCMP.
Autographed Canucks jerseys destined for Vernon were signed by the Sedin twins, Alex Burrows, Roberto Luongo and former Canucks legend Trevor Linden. One man called Schram and offered to donate some B.C. Lions jersey, a Kirk McLean signed jersey and a signed hockey stick from ex-Canucks Alexander Mogilny and
Pavel Bure. Schram has been overwhelmed by the public’s support. “I’m getting phone calls from people wanting to donate their already signed jerseys or wanting to help somehow, some way,” he said. “We’re not in Vancouver, not a big black tie banquet that has all these jerseys up for auction. We do a small fundraiser that we’ve been able to build up and raise good money for a good cause.” Schram and fellow tournament organizers worked alongside Hetherington at Save-
On-Foods in Vernon until Hetherington, a well-liked player and referee in Vernon hockey circles, died of a heart attack in 2000 at the age of 36. Since then, Hetherington’s friends and co-workers have organized the annual hockey tournament in memory of their friend, and to raise money for BC Children’s Hospital. The tournament committee will still have the five autographed Canucks jerseys, it’s just not clear if they will arrive in time for the tournament, which is April 30 to May 2 at the OTR rink in Vernon.
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Search and rescue units will have liability insurance costs covered for 2010, but they want guarantees for subsequent years. The provincial government has indicated it will pay for liability insurance for search and rescue groups across the province this year. “It’s good and to me, it’s a no-brainer,” said Leigh Leigh Pearson Pearson, Vernon Search and Rescue president. “They shouldn’t have even considered it. They should have just said they’ll fund it.” However, the B.C. government will not guarantee future funding levels through legislation as has occurred in Alberta. Instead, Public Safety Minister Kash Heed has personally committed there will be ongoing support. “That’s all well and good but what if Mr. Heed isn’t there? Will his replacement feel the same way?”
said Pearson. Pearson points out that all search and rescue groups across the province are volunteer-based and that benefits the public and the government financially. The issue of liability insurance costs has been a contentious one, particularly since one unit was named in a law suit. Pearson insists insurance is vital to protect the volunteers. “As the president of the unit, I could lose my home and everything through no fault of my own. This (funding) should put an end to the worry,” he said. The other challenge has been coming up with the necessary funds. The Vernon unit’s insurance costs about $1,600 a year. Until now, fundraisers have been held to pay for the insurance and that has diverted money away from more critical activities. “It’s a lot of people we can’t send away for training,” said Pearson. “If we’re spending time fundraising, there’s not time for maintaining equipment or training.”
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Students welcome tuition freeze RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff
A tuition freeze for half of Okanagan College’s students is getting strong marks. On Tuesday, the college’s board decided not to increase tuition fees that are more than 10 per cent above the provincial average for similar programs. “We were mildly surprised,” said Eric Reist, Kalamalka Campus Students Association general manager. “The college is showing great restraint. It’s encouraging to see.” Lance Kayfish Among those students that will not pay more are those in arts and business courses. The remaining half of the college’s students will see tuition climb by about two per cent in 2010/11 based on provincial policies tying tuition to the rate of inflation. “We understand fiscal realities and it’s better to have smaller, incremental increases than a large increase five years down the road,” said Reist.
Okanagan College officials say the decision to freeze tuition for many classes was based on a consultation process. “We’ve heard a well-articulated concern from students that our tuition should be comparable to similar schools in the province,” said Lance Kayfish, board chairman, in a release. “This decision, along with last year’s decision to freeze all tuition fees, continues to move Okanagan College in that direction.” Domestic students in adult basic education, adult special education and English as a second language courses pay no tuition. They account for 20 per cent of the students in the valley-wide college system. Many students in trades, engineering technology and health programs will face an increase in the coming year as a result of the new budget. But even with the board’s most recent decisions, Reist says post-secondary education remains an expensive proposition for many North Okanagan residents. “The students association operates a food bank for students struggling to put food on the table for themselves and their families,” he said.
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personal effects are never going to be of any commercial value to my descendants, so I try to keep representative samples from each era for my own amusement and the edification of future generations. I am slowly working my way through labeling photos and putting them in albums, another archaic form of memorabilia. Spring cleaning the mind is the hardest. Ideas and attitudes that have been perfectly serviceable and appropriate at some time in the past may need to be looked at honestly and re-evaluated. A lot of them are those small voices, sometimes we don’t even remember how they got into our heads, the ones that tell us we should or should not do — not the ones about basic morality and personal integrity — but the ones about thinking and behaving in certain, unquestioning ways. Are we making our own judgments and decisions about everything from friends to clothes, to social issues, or is someone or something from the distant past still making them for us without our conscious knowledge? It might be time to get rid of the dust balls and the unnecessary old thought patterns, do some brain washing, in a good way, and take a fresh look at things around us. The trouble is that out-dated, ill-fitting and painful or just plain silly thoughts and memories cannot be neatly bundled off to the thrift store or the garbage bags. I don’t know if this happens to anyone else, but I have found that unwanted memories can get attached to physical items, sometimes with inexplicable reasons, and getting rid of the item helps get rid of the memory. With a good attitude, the old thoughts and memories can be put in proper perspective and leave room for new and interesting thoughts and ideas that lead to new experiences, adventures and memories. Spring cleaning has to be done all year round and we can be glad that it does. When we stop having things that need cleaning, we have stopped taking part in life. As long as we are cleaning, we are alive, growing and changing.
It’s nice that the provincial government is providing funds so search and rescue units are insured for liability this year, but why is there no commitment to long-term support? After all, search units, such as the one in Vernon, are completely volunteer-based. Without them, the government would have to spend considerable dollars to establish a service to assist people who are lost or injured in the backcountry. Just the recent rash of avalanches in B.C. demonstrate the important role these dedicated individuals play. But unlike its Alberta counterpart, the B.C. government refuses to enshrine funding to these valuable groups in legislation. Instead, Public Safety Minister Kash Heed has personally committed there will be grants year after year. And while no one is questioning Heed’s integrity, he isn’t going to be in politics forever. What if he isn’t re-elected or the premier decides to bump him out of that portfolio? Even if Heed remains the minister, priorities can change and if there is nothing down in writing, it’s far easier to walk away. All Heed and the rest of the government is doing is continuing the uncertainty that faces B.C.’s search and rescue units. And that means those groups will continue to have to raise funds in the off chance that provincial support for liability insurance falls through. In the end, these are volunteers who are putting themselves on the line — both physically and legally — for all of us — and it’s time the government acknowledged that reality.
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EDITOR: GLENN MITCHELL
CITY DEFICIT Front page news: city has to dip into police reserves to cover $851,000 deficit. Are these people who are running the show downtown for real? Blaming the economy, low returns on deposits and so-forth. LOL. Didn't you guys just sell a piece of land downtown to the library for $10? Which was worth $850,000? If that's the case, and I could be wrong but I don't think so, Bob, Wayne and Shawn and anyone else that thought this was an appropriate use of city money should step down because council's misuse of city money has been going on for some time, starting with the purchase of the old Coldstream Hotel. Enough already. Michael White
Assessing the move
he employees of the Vernon B.C. Assessment office do not believe that it is possible to provide the communities they serve with adequate service while being located in Kelowna. They are also concerned about the economic ramifications to the local economy with the loss of further jobs. Here are a few of the reasons for keeping staff here to serve you better: ■ Land and building valuation is very location dependent. Appraisers familiar with the local neighbourhoods will provide more accurate and equitable assessments. Would you call a realtor in Kelowna to estimate a list price for your home? Even if he's been here before, how well does he know your city? Assessment appraisals are the same. Ê Our research with local commercial realtors has indicated that there will actually be a far smaller decrease in costs to the taxpayers of this area rather than the $441,000 savings B.C. Assessment cited in press releases. ■ Instead of $441,000 annual savings, there may be $14,245 annual savings in total between both Penticton and Vernon, with greatly reduced services to both communities and a reduction in local payroll of $630,000 in Penticton and $910,000 in Vernon. These people buy goods and services from local businesses. Is a $14,000
annual savings worth it? ■ In a response to concerned municipalities, our CEO downplayed tax savings to municipalities, despite the fact that this was the primary reason cited when they went public with the plan. Now B.C. Assessment is saying the main reason for consolidation is to provide better services to our customers. The employees fail to see how moving from Vernon to Kelowna will provide better service. ■ Even if only 10 per cent of our customers physically come to our office, we would like to continue to help that 10 per cent rather than closing the door on them. Up to 335 people in a single month come to each local office. Some people have complicated questions that need face-to-face interaction to resolve. Other people may not be comfortable with computers and more still would certainly not want to drive
AVALANCHES Nowhere in your full page coverage of the deadly avalanche on Boulder Mountain near Revelstoke was any mention of the total lack of sense shown by the organizers and attendees of this event. It was a miracle that only two people died. There could have been a much more tragic outcome. Other media have reported extensively on the lack of responsibility shown, and charges are being contemplated by the RCMP. Avalanche warnings had been in effect for the area for several days. No one should have been out there, and the fact that children were involved makes the situation even more serious. The avalanche was triggered by snowmobilers out to prove that their machines were the most
to Kelowna in the dead of winter on dangerous roads when their assessments come out. ■ Keeping a local office open is good for the environment. If 100 houses had to be inspected here, it takes less time and uses less gas to have a Vernon employee inspect them. When based in Kelowna, those same 100 inspections would require a lot of gas and time, not to mention accommodation and food expenses; expenses passed on to the taxpayer of course. ■ B.C. Assessment has started to claim that staff will not be forced to move, that they may be able to telecommute. However, this is not in the current agreement the employees work under and senior managers in the company have clearly spoken against this model. ■ B.C. Assessment claims that physical proximity matters less and
powerful and could go higher on the mountain than anyone else. The rescue effort put into the aftermath of this event has cost the citizens of this province many thousands of dollars. It is only right that those responsible should pay out of their own pockets. Unfortunately the complete lack of judgement shown here only adds to many people's perception that most snowmobilers are oblivious of the impact their activity has, not only on the natural environment, but on their fellow citizens. Perhaps these boys should have their toys taken away. Joan Chadwick NATIONAL ANTHEM All the fuss about one word in our national anthem reminds me of an interesting story I read several years ago.
less as we move towards hiring American and Indian companies so that an appraiser located in Kelowna can decide how much taxes you will pay compared to your neighbour. This simply does not make sense. There is no substitution to knowing the market area, being familiar with the sales that values are driven by and physically inspecting properties in the area. ■ B.C. Assessment notes that in recent years our company has moved to a model of specialization and most property types such as commercial, farms and stratas are already handled by Kelowna. In other words, if those property owners have already had their services reduced, then the rest of you should too! ■ Despite B.C. Assessment downplaying local residential property valuation, it remains very complex and includes farm structures, triplexes, bare land stratas, co-operatives and high value waterfront property, the values of all of which are highly location dependant. ■ Please support local assessment employees in keeping their services in the local area to serve you better by joining our online petition at http:// cupe.bc.ca/news/1018. Thank you from your friendly neighbourhood assessment staff. Kevin McPhail, president CUPE Local 1767
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A judge was selecting his jury members and first asked if anyone in the assembled group wished to be excused from jury duty. A nervous looking young man stood up and said he wished to be excused. The judge asked about his reason and he said, "Because my wife is about to conceive." After a slight hesitation, the surprised judge said, "Young man, you certainly can be excused. I think when you said your wife is about to conceive, you meant she is about to deliver. In both cases, you should definitely be with her." We should never underestimate the importance of choosing the right word at the right time. At this time in our history, I think the right words have been chosen in our national anthem. Go Canada Go. Gordon Anderson
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Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the following individuals. ■ Devan Peter Shaw is wanted on a provincewide warrant in B.C. for a breach of his undertaking. Shaw, 21, is described as Devan Shaw a Caucasian male, five-footseven and 150 pounds, with blond hair and blue eyes. ■ True William Harnish is wanted on a provincewide warrant in B.C. for a breach of his undertaking. Harnish is described as a Caucasian male, five-foot-nine and 144, pounds with brown True Harnish hair and brown eyes. ■ Hans Josef Vullings is wanted on provincewide warrants in B.C. and Alberta for impaired driving and driving with a blood/alcohol level of more than .08. Vullings, 70, is described as a Caucasian male, five-footseven and 166 pounds, with Hans Vullings grey hair and blue eyes. Crime Stoppers will pay cash for information leading to an arrest of these suspects. If you see them, do not approach them. Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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The cancellation of the North Okanagan Regional District’s air quality function is leading to some changes. The free burn smart workshop scheduled for April 13 has been cancelled but the Wood Stove Change Out program will continue until April 30. “The Wood Stove Change-Out program gives North Okanagan consumers changing out their old technology wood stoves an opportunity to replace them with new EPA/CSA emission approved wood, gas, pellet or electric appliances,” said Karmen Morgan, waste reduction co-ordinator. The first 75 change-outs will be given a $250 cash rebate from the NORD program. Selected retailers in the area are also giving purchase discounts of $150 off the suggested retail price depending on the make and model of the stove.
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North Westside garbage fees draw criticism RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff
Higher fees for disposing of trash are being dumped on in the North Westside Road area. The Central Okanagan Regional District has approved its 2010 budget, including increasing user fees for the waste transfer station from $40 to $167 a year. “That’s a 317 per cent increase. That’s pretty exorbitant,” said Allastair Fergusson, North Westside Ratepayers Association vice-president. “I understand times are tough and (recycling commodity) prices are down, but we shouldn’t be hit with all of this at once.” CORD has previously indicated the increase is a result of higher costs for labour, hauling, equipment rental and tipping fees at the Kelowna landfill, where the transfer station waste is taken. Jim Edgson, North Westside director, also believes the substantial hike is a result of small, annual adjustments not occurring since 2002. “We’ve been paying way less than we should for seven years,” he said. “That $40 did not represent reality. We would be paying significantly more if we were in an urban setting.” Edgson says he will be attempting to keep costs down and is investigating incremental increases on an annual basis to avoid large hikes in the future. While some residents may consider illegally dumping their trash in the woods to avoid the $167, they will be paying the fee whether they use the transfer station or not. “They put it on your taxes if you don’t pay. It’s really not a user fee. You can’t opt out,” said Fergusson. In terms of CORD’s overall 2010 budget, a home assessed at $440,000 in the North Westside area will see
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Spelling bee a team approach CARA BRADY
media device — cutting off access to Google and Ask.com. “During one of the breaks in the action, we engaged in a discussion on some of the different types of coleoptera (insects that are beetles) and Tim’s enthusiasm for the lady bug was apparent. “Although there was no sarsaparilla (sweetened, carbonated beverage), vichyssoise (French soup, served cold) or fricassee (stewed meat in white sauce), we enjoyed a nice breakfast with coffee and juice just before trying to pull a zugzwang (chess move putting opponent at a disadvantage) on the opposition. “Although we didn’t win the competition, a good time was had by
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Constantinople is a very big word, can you spell it? So goes the old school joke but spelling is much more than trick questions. It’s a basic part of literacy and the third annual Adult Spelling Bee challenges the community to demonstrate its spelling skills and help the Junction Literacy and Youth Centre programs. “We have put together the most intelligent and resourceful team and we hope that other credit unions and financial institutions are going to come out and see if they can do better,” said Dan Gagne, branch manager of Interior Savings Credit Union. “Every year the branch staff puts together a plan of what we want to do in the community and this is definitely something we want to support. We notice that there are now more spelling mistakes when people are filling out job applications and it’s something everyone needs.” Tracie Savage, who was on the Interior Savings Credit Union team last year and is heading it up this year,
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Bev Gess (left), president of the Junction Literacy and Youth Centre, prepares for the Adult Spelling Bee with Interior Savings employees Tim Hendren, (clockwise from left), Marg Reilly, Dan Gagne, Tracie Savage and Michelle Furlong. The event, which is sponsored by the New Car Dealers Association, takes place April 14. Marg, tried to accommodate (give consideration) even the most velleity (lowest degree of choice, slight wish) of suggested spellings. Marg did have to use her veto when some of the attempts would have been deleterious (harmful in a subtle or unexpected way) to our team standing.
“Every year the branch staff puts together a plan.” — Dan Gagne put all of last year’s words into a story about the experience. “Well, once again, Vernon’s gaullimaufry (hodgepodge) of par-
ticipants entered the competition a sense of disquietude (anxiety, agitation),” wrote Savage. “Our team captain,
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To the residents of Stepping Stones, Udy, and McLeod subdivisions;
• ALTERNATIVE TO OPEN BURNING • Commencing on April 12th, 2010 the public works department will be going door to door in your neighborhood to chip your pruning’s and tree branches. We will be in Stepping Stones and Udy subdivisions on April 12th & 13th, 2010, and in the McLeod subdivision on April 14th & 15th, 2010. In exchange for this FREE service the Township requests that you; 1. Neatly stack the material adjacent to the roadway with the butt ends of the material facing the street (approximately 3 feet from the edge of pavement). 2. Ensure that the material does not exceed 5 inches in diameter. 3. Do NOT include any material containing nails or other metal components. 4. Do NOT tie the material with wire. 5. Have your material by the road side prior to the dates mentioned for your area as we will only be by your residence ONCE. 6. That you will respect the environment of your neighbors and not burn any unwanted materials. You can contact the Armstrong - Spallumcheen landﬁll at 250-546-6474 or the Regional District of North Okanagan ofﬁce at 250-550-3700, to ﬁnd what alternative disposal methods are available to you. For more information on the ‘Chipping Program’ please contact the Township Ofﬁce at 250-546-3013 or 1-866-546-3013 (toll free). If you want the chips please advise the Township.
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BRENT MUTIS/MORNING STAR
Alex Laurila (left), Branden Lehoux, Jamie Rykuiter, Josh Ayers, and Bryttani Wiebe start another lap during Ellison Elementaryâ€™s Run for Fun while Riley Preston catches his breath Monday.
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Transparency required for charities
haritable orga- in equities and security nizations and donations. Since the tax foundations with policy was implemented, their many volunteers our government estimatprovide a great service ed there was an increase to the communities in of over $50 million in which they live as well as donations. Canada has one of humanitarian assistance to those in need all over the tightest controls on charities and not-forthe world. profits in the world. Since coming into However, abuses still office in 2006, our emerge when Conservative citizens set government up charities has taken and not-forimportant profits to evade initiatives to taxes or, those encourage administrating Canadians charities take to donate to unreasonable registered compensation charities. Colin Mayes for their work. We Last year, it exempted was revealed that large the donation of pubsums collected for charilicly listed securities to ties ended up being paid public charities from to executives. capital gains tax and Research revealed it extended this exemption was not mandatory for to donations to private charities to reveal the foundations in order to amounts they paid their improve tax incentives for Canadians wishing to top executives. They donate to their favourite just had to reveal how charities and/or founda- many earned more than $120,000. tions. It turned out that Our government more than 2,000 people changed the tax policy allowing donors to char- earned more than this amount from charities ities and foundations in Canada. Some family the ability to donate to corporations were setpublicly-listed securities without triggering a per- ting up a charity administered by a front person. sonal capital gains tax. They would then donate This would allow for to the charity. instance, a person with By doing this, they bank stocks purchased, received a tax benefit say, 25 years ago, to for the donation. Then, donate their stocks to their favourite charity or they would siphon off foundation without hav- the money in the charity to family members ing to incur capital tax on the appreciated value through expensive golf memberships, vehicles, of the stocks. vacations and other The effect of this perks. great tax relief resulted Presently, there is in a spike in equity before Parliament, a donations to Canadian private member’s bill, charities and foundaC-470 that aims to add a tions. Community small measure of transfoundations reported parency and clarity to a significant increase
our nation`s charities. This bill will require charities to disclose the salaries of their five highest paid employees. As well, starting in 2011, it would give the
minister of national revenue (CRA), the power to deregister a charity if it continues to pay individual employees more than $250,000 per annum.
Bill C-470, if passed, will restore trust for those of us that donate by limiting the amount that gets siphoned off to support the lavish lifestyles of those that
abuse the generosity of Canadians. Charities that are well established and have shown compassionate service have earned your trust and need your financial sup-
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Robert Miles, City of Vernon planning assistant, explains the waterfront neighborhood centre plan to Eldon Crommer (left) at a public information session at Paddlewheel Hall Saturday.
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MP urges colleagues to buy Okanagan rail tracks LACHLAN LABERE Black Press
The push to transform local rails into a trail continues to gain momentum. With no agreements coming from the private sector for the acquisition of CP Rail’s Armstrong to Sicamous line, CP is now obligated to let the federal government make an offer. Having expressed interest in seeing the Grindrod-to-Sicamous portion of the line used as a cycling/walking corridor between the two communities, the District of Sicamous has been asked by MP Colin Mayes to forward a letter to Transport Minister John Baird, encouraging the federal government to proceed with the acquisition. “I will continue to work for this request as I believe it is a great opportunity to develop these type of recreational options for the valley,” says Mayes. Other government bodies, including the Columbia-Shuswap Regional District and the City of Vernon, are urging the federal government to acquire the CP rail line so that it will be maintained as a transportation corridor, with the desire to see the Grindrod to Armstrong portion once again used as a railroad. Okanagan Valley Railway stopped operating on the 13-kilometre, CP line last summer. Since then, Grindrod’s Sure Crop Feeds, Rogers Foods in Spallumcheen and Okanagan Fertilizer in Enderby had to depend on transport trucks, increasing their operating costs. Unless a purchaser for the line can be found, there is a concern CP will apply to the Canadian Transportation Agency to abandon the track. “The permanent loss of the short-line railway creates spin-off challenges for agricultural producers in the area, many of whom receive feed, fertilizer and other materials essential for their operation from businesses affected by the railway closure,” said
Tate Bengston, Enderby Chamber of Commerce executive director, in a letter to Vernon council. The District of
Sicamous will be writing a letter in support of maintaining a rail system servicing the Grindrod-to-Armstrong
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As the first long weekend of the year dawns, ICBC is encouraging all drivers to plan ahead and drive safely this Easter. Over the past five years (2005-2009), there have been an average of 2,100 crashes, 630 injuries and four fatalities throughout B.C. over the four-day Easter long weekend. â€œOur roads will be extra busy with many drivers setting off on their first road trip of the year,â€? said Nicolas Jimenez, ICBCâ€™s director of Road Safety. Here are ICBCâ€™s top five smart driving tips for this Easter long weekend: No. 1 â€“ Be realistic: Plan ahead and be realistic about travel times. Allow extra time for possible delays that may occur due to increased traffic volume over the long weekend. No. 2 â€“ Your vehicle: Long road trips can be tiring for drivers and passengers but also on your vehicle, so make sure itâ€™s up to the drive. Remember to check your engine oil, washer fluid, lights and inspect your vehicle tires, including the spare, to make sure theyâ€™re in good condition and properly inflated. No. 3 â€“ Be safe: At this time of year in B.C., weather conditions can change quickly, especially when travelling over long distances. Even in spring, drivers may encounter winter-like conditions in some parts of the province. In other parts of the province, warmer weather will encourage more motorcyclists and bicyclists to hit the road. No. 4 â€“ Drive smart: Whether travelling a long distance or a short trip, always maintain a safe travelling distance between vehicles. Allow at least two seconds of following distance in good weather and road conditions, and at least three seconds on high-speed roads or if youâ€™re behind a motorcycle since it has a much shorter stopping distance. No. 5 â€“ Model it: Set an example for your children and other drivers by making smart driving decisions on the road. Start by always wearing
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The Vipers’ Adam Thompson (above left) and Kevin Kraus have their playoff beards in fine form; Right: Netminder Graeme Gordon (left) and forward Connor Jones jockey for position as they await an incoming point shot during practice Wednesday afternoon at Wesbild Centre.
Snakes putting best face forward GRAEME CORBETT Morning Star Staff
If there is one area where the Vernon Vipers haven’t been overly convincing this B.C. Hockey League post-season, it is in their ability to grow playoff beards. Aside from captain Kevin Kraus, netminder Graeme Gordon and a handful of other veterans, the post-season whiskers are somewhat lacking. When asked who had the best beard going, Kraus replied: “Besides me? We don’t have too many guys who can grow them this year. Maybe Ikky (Cole Ikkala) or Tommy (Adam Thompson)?” And the worst playoff stubble? “Pimmer’s (Braden Pimm). He thinks he has a couple chin hairs here and there, and maybe a little mustache, but it’s pretty bad,” chuckled Kraus. Gordon, a 20-year-old North Vancouver product, goes so far as to credit his facial follicles, his mustache in particular, for his rock-steady play in the post-season. With four shutouts in 10 games, and a sparkling 1.49 goals against average and 93.96 save percentage, he makes a pretty strong case. “A secret I’m going to reveal to you here – a little Morning Star exclusive – the mustache is the power of my play,” deadpanned Gordon, 20. “When it wasn’t around I wasn’t playing as well, but now that it’s back and I’ve got the A-game going.” More seriously, he added: “I don’t have to make a lot (of saves) with those guys in front of me, but when I do, I just try to keep the guys in it. If I keep them in it for long enough, I know they’ll take over and get the job done.” Beard or no beard, the Vipers’ experience and depth are proving to be a lethal combination in the post-season. With 13 returnees from last year’s Royal Bank Cup squad, and a forward corps as talented as any in Junior A hockey, the Snakes, ranked No. 2 in Canada, are poised to defend their Fred Page Cup title in a rematch from last year as they battle
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“It’s a lot more exciting and I’m having a lot more fun. I learned a lot watching the playoffs last year and I think I’ve put that into my play this year,” said Weinstein. “Playing to get another (title)... will be a little bit more special for me.” SNAKE BITES: Vernon’s Sonja Gaudet and Armstrong’s Ina Forrest, who won gold in wheelchair curling with the Team Canada at the 2010 Paralympic Games in Vancouver, will drop the puck before Game 1 tonight. They will also be on hand to greet fans during the first intermission.
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Bantam brigade goes big BY KEVIN MITCHELL Sports Editor
Dylan Bowen plays defence for Pursuit of Excellence.
Curtis Lazar leads Pursuit of Excellence in goals.
Between them, Curtis Lazar and Cole Sanford racked up 205 points with the Pursuit of Excellence (POE) Hockey Academy Bantam 1 team in Kelowna this season. They flashed some of that dynamic offence to make the B.C. Best Ever Under 16 grade in Summerland and move on to the B.C. Cup, April 15-18, in Prince George. A total of 20 players were chosen from the zone trials. Lazar and Sanford, both of Vernon, joined teammate Dylan Bowen of Lumby and four members of the Vernon Royal LePage Renegades – Jordan Burns, Alex Gillies, Harlan Orr and Conner Richards – in surviving the final cuts. “Curtis and I switch (from centre to wing) every tournament and I was finding the net this season,” said Sanford, who led POE with 46 goals and 103 points. “Playing with Curtis LISA VANDERVELDE/MORNING STAR makes it so much easier. You just have Harlan Orr (from left), Alex Gillies, Conner Richards and Jordan Burns of the Vernon Renegades. to get open.” Sanford said he improved his “allaround” game under head coach Evan The three POE players attend George the KIBIHT, showed his snipe big-time in Marble, strengthening his core through Elliot Secondary in Winfield. POE, like the Summerland. commitment to training. Sanford hopes to Renegades, are in the 42nd Tim Hortons “They liked how I got lots of shots and get plucked in the April 29 WHL Bantam Kamloops International Bantam Ice my offence,” said the towering left winger, Draft in Edmonton. a Grade 10 George Elliot student. “I got a Hockey Tournament this week. Said Lazar: “My season went really The Renegades capped a tough year by few goals.” good. We won four of seven tournaments. having four players move to the B.C. Cup. Orr was on a line with Gillies (2+1) and My skating has probably improved the “It was fun,” said Burns, a Grade 9 Michael Roberts Wednesday in Kamloops. most of anything. I think my physical play VSS student. “I did good until the last Orr won a Booster Juice gift certificate and stood out (at camp) and I got a couple of day. My shot was pretty good. I got a nice a glass hockey player MVP award. goals.” Gillies, a Grade 9 Seaton student, also goal from the point, and my skating was Lazar, who compiled 53 goals and 102 smooth and I was moving the puck. I used his offence to make the U16 grade. points, was named tournament MVP and think I improved my skating this season. I “I was scoring a lot and got a few Top Forward at the St. Albert Invitational. worked hard in training.” points,” said Gillies. “I mixed things up Bowen led all Pursuit defencemen with Richards, a centre out of Enderby, a bit (with shots) and I had 3+2 in one nine goals and 37 points. He, like Lazar scored goals in two of the scrimmages. of the games. I think my skating has and Sanford, will likely play Midget Quad “I did pretty good,” said the Grade 9 improved this year, and I definitely have a for the Okanagan Rockets next season. A.L. Fortune student. “I was forechecking harder shot.” “I didn’t think I played too great the hard and mostly, they said they liked my Richards and Burns also scored for the first game, but the last two games I was skating and shooting. They said my shot Renegades, who met the Spruce Grove skating pretty good, moving my feet bet- was hard and accurate.” Saints Thursday night. Lazar, with 2+1, ter,” said Bowen. “I’m just getting back Orr, who had 2+1 and earned game and Sanford, with one goal, helped POE into shape after breaking my ankle in MVP as Ryan Parent’s Renegades stopped ambush the Westside Warriors 12-0 in practice about three months ago.” the Chilliwack Bruins 6-4 Wednesday at their Kamloops opener.
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Sports SPORTS BRIEFS Kapak collects national medals Vernon’s Connie Kapak pocketed five medals in the Midget division at the Canadian Speed Skating Championships in Campbellton, N.B. last weekend. Kapak was the youngest of 15 athletes in her division, and she managed one gold, one silver and three bronze medals in eight races. “She was competitive despite the rubber legs which appeared after 23 hours of travel, numerous delays due to an Atlantic storm, and icy roads during the bus portion of the trip,” said her father and coach Pete Kapak. “After the first day, she gained her skating form, however the early races really hurt her points totals.” A total of 155 skaters attended, in four age groups. One skater from Kelowna and two from Kamloops, in older age groups, represented the Interior. Team B.C. had 26 skaters in total. YouTube broadcast all races live, garnering 67,000 hits, including many from this area who followed the action.
Dolinar deuce paces All-Star attack Matthew Dolinar scored twice as the Vernon 2000 All-Stars grounded the Vernon 2001 Selects 9-2 in exhibition spring Atom Rep action Tuesday night at the Enderby Arena. Bryant Cumming added 1+2 for the winners, who got singles from Connor Senn, Harrison Fenwick, Sebastian Archambault, Zach Agar, Keegan McRae and Nick Mitchell. Cory Lazar and Landen Harrison replied for the ‘01 Selects, who trailed 2-0 after the first period and 6-2 after 40 minutes. The same two teams meet today at 4:15 in Enderby. The 2000 All-Stars battle Kelowna at 9 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. in Saturday action in Enderby.
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Standing 6-foot-4 and weighing 260 pounds at just 16 years of age, Vernon’s Callum Busfield is already an imposing individual. He’ll be putting that hulking frame to good use as he competes with the Under 17 Canadian rugby team on an overseas tour of Wales and England. Busfield, who left last Friday for the two-week tour, plays the prop position. Plagued by injuries, the easy-going giant wasn’t sure he would make the team. He suffered a sports hernia, partially dislocated fibula, shoulder injury and countless other bumps and bruises. “At every tryout or major tournament I’ve been injured. This has been a bad six months injury-wise,” said Busfield, adding his injuries are nothing a whole lot of tape can’t fix. The national program held a U17 tryout camp in November, with players being named to either a development team, or the touring team (the one going to the UK). Hampered by injuries, Busfield was originally placed on the former, but played his way onto the touring team with impressive showings at a series of games against other B.C. teams. For Busfield, who played Grade 8 rugby with the Kalamalka Lakers before leaving to attend St. George’s School in Vancouver, having the opportunity to play for Canada is a dream come true. It’s an experience he has been able to share with his father, Ian, who has an extensive rugby background as both a coach and player. “It’s been something we’ve both been wanting to do. For him to see me achieve this, it has been such a big highlight for both of us,” said Busfield. “This has been my goal since
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square fills up with thousands of people so they can watch it on the big screen. Their national identity is so wound up in the sport.” The major tour stop for Canada’s U17s will come at the
Wellington College International Festival in Berkshire, where the squad will have games against Portugal, Italy and Scotland. As an extra treat, the U17s get to take in a Guinness Premiership match between the London Harlequins and Newcastle Falcons at Twickenham Stoop. Busfield, who also competes in track and field at St. George’s (shot put, javelin and hammer) plans to lay off contact activities in the off-season, and will focus on rehabbing his injuries. “I’m in the gym about 20 times a week right now – on the running program, core strength, weight training. I also stretch for about half an hour every day.” Busfield also participates in leadership programs, and has done volunteer work at food banks and fundraisers for Habitat for Humanity. As his development continues, Busfield will work towards earning a place on the B.C. U18 and Canada U20 teams. “It’s a development program so that Canada can be more competitive on the world stage,” he said. Canada’s national team is currently rated 14th in the world rankings.
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Paul Kozin (right) of the Kalamalka Lakers makes a run while fighting off a tackle by Josh Randhawa of the Kelowna Christian Knights during high school senior boys rugby play Wednesday afternoon at Kal. Kozin was one of three try scorers for Kal, who settled for a 15-15 draw.
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Vernon Boxing Club members earned some valuable life lessons, in and out of the ring, last weekend at the Peachland Recreation Centre. In the ring, Vernon club fighters went 2-for-3 at George Chuvalo’s Fight Against Drugs event. Out of it, they heard the retired Canadian Hall of Fame heavyweight boxer tell his story of how substance abuse claimed the lives of three of his four sons, and the loss of his wife by suicide. Chuvalo, who was never knocked down in 93 professional fights between 1956 and 1979, twice going the distance with Muhammad Ali, was awarded the Order of Canada for his work with helping Canadian youths. He has given his heavy-hitting presentation at more than 1,000
Canadian schools, rehab centres and institutions. Vernon’s Chad Murphy, who needed just one minute of the opening round to stop Peachland’s Michael Johnson, was impressed with the former Canadian champ’s presentation, and admits to being a little shaken up afterwards. “I’ve got a lot of respect for him. He didn’t go overboard to get people’s attention. He had a very intelligent way to explain his story,” said Murphy, 26, who floored his light heavyweight (190 pound) opponent with a punishing right-body, left hook combination. “I had to get up and walk away for about 10 minutes to get my head right before my fight.” Not wanting to overburden Chuvalo, Murphy settled for a handshake with the burly brawl-
Vernon’s Kevin Minguy (left) meets Canadian heavyweight boxing legend George Chuvalo at an event last weekend in Peachland.
er after the fight. “I’ve got pretty big hands, but his just covered right over mine,” grinned Murphy. In other action, Kevin Minguy, 16, earned a referee stoppage over Tyrel Hattori in the second round of his welterweight (147 pound) bout. Dusty Price, 14, lost by decision to Reese Wenniger of Thistletown, but showed a lot of heart in his bout. “My fight was pretty much over before I got in the ring, but Dusty had a war,” said Murphy. “I’m proud of both him and Kevin.” Minguy, a Kalamalka Secondary student who has been with the club for just one year, says the training has given him a little perspective. “I just wanted a sport to do something to keep out of trouble, and it did just that. It’s a lot of discipline, it teaches you what you can really do if you try.” Added Murphy: “I really like the atmosphere down there. I’m making changes in my life and boxing helps me. It has changed my life for the better. “I used to have a beer gut and now I’ve got my six-pack back, and it only took five months.” Coached by Brian Jones and Bear Lind, the Vernon club has gone from 14 to 50 members, ages from 6 to 60, in recent months. They will be hosting a fundraiser dance for the team at the Eagles Hall, Tuesday, April 27.
The sixth annual Nk’Maplqs Challenge Cup tournament will feature 33 native hockey teams from B.C., Alberta and the Northwest Territories this weekend in Vernon. Games start today at noon at Civic Arena and go all weekend at Priest Valley Arena and Wesbild Centre starting Saturday. Tournament president Keith Louis said the event always has an abundance of future superstars and past stars from junior and college, the likes of Casey Pierro-Zabotel, and Ryan Minnabarriet and Joey Potskin. “While last year’s (competitive category) champions, the Ashcroft Cowboys, are not returning due to scheduling conflicts, competition will be strong with 16 teams from all corners of Indian country,” said Louis. Teams from Whitehorse (Kwanlin Dun Canucks), Morley, Alta. (Nakota Gorillaz, Tomahawks), Stollo (Icehawks), the Cariboo (Canucks, Redstone Raiders, Stone Tribe, Hun City, Dog Creek) and the northeast portion of B.C. featuring Dog Creek Islanders, Blueberry River first nation,
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Jim Smith (left) and John Campbell, both of Armstrong, won their second straight B.C. Stick Curling Championships in Armstrong. They will play in the nationals, April 9-11, in Winnipeg.
Coach Rod Koenig got some stellar support from youth bowlers Elton Nicholas, Jessica Laraway, Ethan Eisenhauer and Emma Nuyens to claim first place at the Kids & Coaches Tournament last weekend at Lincoln Lanes. The fivesome rolled a combined 328 pins-overaverage in the three-game tourney. A total of 14 teams â€“ each consisting of a bowler from each age group (Pee Wee, Bantam, Junior and Senior) and a coach â€“ competed. The team of Calli Christie, Michael Hoyland, Kalvin Blaeser, Taylor Falconer and Tyra Hoggard were runners-up at 299 POA. In third place, Donna Demarais, Mackenzie Killingbeck, Greg Geistlinger, Grace Fontaine and Cassidi Breitkreutz teamed up to bowl 276 POA. Rolling 257 POA for fourth place were Paul Schnyder, Carson Harrower, Sydney Orton, Carlee Meausette and Kaitlyn Milsted. Earlier, the Lincoln Lanes duo of Raylee Bergen and Dawson Barkley topped the Bantam division with an impressive 131 pins over average at the Youth Bowling Doubles Zone Finals at Bowlertime in Kamloops.
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It took Aaron Heidt just one hour and 11 minutes to win Okanagan Collegeâ€™s Campus-to-Campus Half Marathon on Sunday morning. A flat and fast new out-and-back course, great running weather, and lots of support provided by dozens of race volunteers helped the Vernon man to a first-place finish. Rory Switzer, who has won the race in previous years, finished second (1:18:15) ahead of Vernonâ€™s Skeets Morel (1:19:03) in third. On the womenâ€™s side, Surreyâ€™s Shannon Thompson won first prize, running 21.1 kilometres in 1:25:36. Coming in two minutes behind her was Vernonâ€™s Sarah Clark (1:27:39), followed by Kelownaâ€™s Christy Lovig (1:29:06). More than 600 runners registered for one of the Collegeâ€™s running events held on Sunday. The title event drew 313 registered runners, the 10-km race included 136 runners and 167 people participated in the half marathon relay. Randy Werger, president of the Kelowna Running Club, won the 10-km race in 40:08. Kelowna runners also finished second and third: Dion Torhjelm finished in 40:09 and Jeff Vogt came in at 40:54. The womenâ€™s 10-km was won by Kelowna runner Michelle Blackburne (41:15). Second place went to Clare Murphy of Lake Country (43:31) and Dylan Erhardt won bronze in 43:50.
A total of 35 teams competed in the half marathon relay, which was won by Just in Time (1:32:18). Second place went to CrossFit Glenmore (1:33:04) and third place went to Dr. Knox Ehâ€™s (1:34:46). Race organizers were pleased with the outcome of the race and gave community volunteers much of the credit for the eventâ€™s success. â€œWe made a lot of changes to our race this year,â€? said Christine Ulmer, race director. â€œWe changed the course dramatically, added a 10k component and were required to come up with nearly twice the number of volunteers than weâ€™ve needed in the past. Watching it all come together on race day was really inspiring. Our community responded tremendously by volunteering their time and I heard such positive feedback from the runners about the great route support. â€œWe also have an incredible team of race directors from Okanagan College who put a great deal of thought and effort into making this event fun and accessible to all kinds of runners. This year we saw a lot more young people get involved and our overall numbers are up 20 per cent over last year.â€? All funds raised by the Campusto-Campus Half Marathon go to support student recreation and fitness at Okanagan College. Complete race results are available online: www. okanagan.bc.ca/halfmarathon.
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on’t you just hate it when something happens in your life and you react, wishing moments later that your brain had kicked in faster? You might feel foolish, or embarrassed or even annoyed with yourself. You know the feeling - open up mouth, place in foot. You are not alone. In fact, it’s possible that your emotions may take over your actions. When this happens, it is referred to as “The Amygdala Hijack.” The amygdala is the part of the brain that controls our responses, unless we choose otherwise. When the amygdala gets triggered due to stress, anger or other emotions, it can create a response that’s inappropriate and that you might regret. Of course, if you feel happy about your life (generally speaking), it may mean that the bumps that occur will be less dramatic or annoying as will your reactions. It will also depend upon how you look at what happens to you in your life. If you are a “the glass is half full” kind of person, then unplanned or disappointing events may seem less upsetting to you. But if your glass is “half empty”, then you might feel the full force of disappointment, perceived failure, anger or
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Spring has arrived and with it, new women’s roller derby teams are popping up like fresh flowers that need some support from their environment. The River Town Rollergirls, an Enderby club that has been training for the last four months, are holding a fundraiser April 24. Called Rockin’ and Rollin’ with the River Town Rollergirls, the event is meant to help out the club as it prepares for its first exhibition game against another new team, the Redneck Daisies of Lumby. “We are still training,” said club founder Niki Davis. “It takes about nine months to train before you can actually bout.”
Most of the players are “fresh meat,” according to Davis, meaning they are new to roller derby. But she says most of the women have extensive backgrounds in other sports and are coming along quickly. “Everyone is doing amazing,” said Davis, adding they’ve hired a coach named Chad Isaac to guide them into battle. Davis hopes her team can be ready to play the Redneck Daisies sometime in June. Down the road, she wants to one day compete against more established clubs like the North Okanagan Raggedy Rollers and the Kelowna Peach Tarts. Those two squads recently squared off in a match at Hassen Arena in Armstrong, indicating the sport is finding a foothold locally.
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Ron James returns to Vernon with his new show, Mental as Anything. The comic takes the stage at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre April 22. RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff
Youâ€™ll hear absolutely no complaints from comedian Ron James over his choice in careers. While attending university in Nova Scotia as a youth, James considered becoming a history teacher. But plans shifted drastically after he was introduced to theatre, and he eventually moved to Toronto to join the legendary Second City comedy troupe. â€œI think I would have been a pretty funny teacher,â€? said James, who brings his Mental As Anything tour to the Vernon Performing Arts Centre April 22. â€œIt (teaching) was something I thought about because I didnâ€™t realize you could be anything you want. Now Iâ€™m getting paid for doing stuff I used to get kicked out of class for.â€?
And it certainly has paid off for James, who has gained an enthusiastic following through five television comedy specials and series work in Blackfly and Made In Canada. Currently, he stars in The Ron James Show on CBC, and while TV has opened numerous creative doors for him, James freely admits itâ€™s not his first love. â€œItâ€™s good work, â€” Ron donâ€™t get me wrong, but itâ€™s a 24/7 gig. You keep up your standards and do your best,â€? he said of television. â€œLive work matters the most, though. You have your material validated by the audience. They let you know if youâ€™re on the right track.â€?
But if youâ€™re a fan of popular culture, James isnâ€™t your man. â€œEveryone expects Tiger Woods material but Iâ€™m a broad-strokes material man,â€? he said, describing his routine as an â€œeclectic buffet.â€? If thereâ€™s time between hopping off the bus and dropping the bags in the hotel . room, James will try and get a feel for his James host community and meld local nuances into the act. Heâ€™s thrilled to be returning to Vernon. â€œItâ€™s a beautiful theatre and a dandy town. Itâ€™s a really responsive audience,â€? he said. Mental As Anything began with 28
â€œEveryone expects Tiger Woods material but Iâ€™m a broadstrokes material man â€?
dates across the Prairies in fall 2008 and since then heâ€™s been to Ontario and the Atlantic provinces. The latest stint finds him in B.C. and the show wraps up in Kelowna April 24. While he was born in Glace Bay, N.S. and honed his craft in Toronto, James sees himself as a comedian for all people and all parts of the country. â€œIf the material is funny, people will laugh no matter where they are from. I want folks to forget their troubles,â€? he said. â€œIf by the end of the show the ushers arenâ€™t wiping down the seats, I havenâ€™t done my job.â€? Ron Jamesâ€™ Mental As Anything show rolls into the Vernon Performing Arts Centre April 22 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $53. For more information or tickets, call 250-549-SHOW (7469) or go to www.ticketseller.ca.
The spirit of George Ryga is expected to seep through when songwriters from all over western Canada gather at the home of the late writer to learn from B.C.-bred and legendary musicians Bill Henderson and Roy Forbes. Locals participating include Armstrongâ€™s Randy Murray, Bill Arnott and JacquelynRose, both of Vernon, who will join songwriters from Cranbrook, Jasper, Kamloops, Kelowna, Victoria, Duncan and Calgary at the 15th annual Henderson and Forbes songwritersâ€™ workshop at the George Ryga Centre in Summerland, April 17 and 18. Murray has also been selected to open for and perform some of his songs, along with other selected workshop attendees, in an exclusive concert with Henderson and Forbes at Summerlandâ€™s Centre Stage Theatre April 16. â€œThis is the only time, anywhere, the duo will perform,â€? said Ryga centre manager/producer Ken Smedley of Armstrong. â€œThe second set will feature the exclusive flattop psychedelic acoustic stylings from the legendary song repertoires of Henderson and Forbes.â€? Advance tickets for the show are available at Martinâ€™s Flowers in Summerland (250-4945432) and The Dragonâ€™s Den in Penticton (250492-3011).
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Workshop is in the cards at art gallery ATCs are for making and trading Morning Star Staff
Got ‘em, need ‘em, trade ‘em... Once the schoolyard banter between kids trading sports cards, a similar craze has hit the arts community over the past decade. Artist Trading Cards (or ATCs) are original works of art, usually the size of a baseball card, that are made and traded between artists and enthusiasts. Originating in Switzerland as part of the mail art movement, ATCs have since caught on around the world, and right here in the Okanagan. The Vernon Public Art Gallery is about to hold another ATC workshop with local trading card enthusiast Marge Bomford.
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Marge Bomford (left) and Vernon Public Art Gallery curatorial assistant Cyan Kregosky work on their Artist Trading Cards. Bomford hosts an ATC workshop April 10 at the gallery. Bomford was introduced to ATCs 10 years ago by her cousin who organized a craft night for members of the family. She was hooked, and has continued to make and trade cards since. “I had never heard of
ATCs before, but crafts definitely interested me. I barely recall the actual making of a card, but probably experienced a huge pregnant pause when all (my cousin’s) ideas were presented,” said Bomford. “Until very recently, I still
experience the big pregnant pause –– a combination of feeling excited and anxious.” Using card stock as a base, the self-produced cards can be created using a variety of media: ink, pencil, watercolour, acrylic, collage, found
Community celebrates arts and culture week Morning Star Staff
April 18 marks the beginning of the 11th annual Arts and Culture Week in B.C. Each year, hundreds of arts councils and schools across B.C. participate in this week-long celebration of the arts, with more than 20,000 artists, young people, educators and community members hosting and participating performances, art walks, exhibitions, workshops, and public art projects. There are already a few events organized for the North Okanagan during the week.
The Enderby and District Arts Council will launch a two month art contest beginning April 18. Community members will follow clues in the form of poetry, prose or drawings to discover art objects in Enderby and surrounding towns as well as First Nations areas. There will also be a parallel contest in poetry and visual art. The Vernon Community Arts Centre in Polson Park has a number of events planned during the week, including free drop-in sessions April 20 from 9:30 a.m. to noon, and April 23 from 9:30
a.m. to 2 p.m. A free life drawing session will take place April 20 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. In addition, the Artist Anonymous exhibition will feature anonymously created eightby-eight inch works of art on display all week long at the Centre Gallery in the VCAC lobby. The works will then be sold for $50 each at a masqueradethemed gala and reception at the VCAC April 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. For more on Arts and Culture Week in B.C., visit www. bcartsweek.org.
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objects and more. Bomford has used all kids of media to create her ATCs, from reverse collage using heat shrunk plastics, to suncasting using light sensitive fabrics. “Resources are unlimited and so many can be found right in your own home. Your recycling bin won’t fill so quickly, guaranteed,” she said. “I particularly like the fact that the cards are small, inexpensive and, if you do actually botch one up, more than likely you can add something to it and it’s wonderful. I also find that it’s excellent therapy. Just do it (and) see what happens.” The ATC workshop takes place April 10 at the VPAG, 3228 31st Ave., from 1 to 3 p.m. Cost is a $2 drop-in fee.
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The title pretty much says it all Hot Tub Time Machine: ★★★1/2 out of 5
always appreciate movies that arrive exactly as advertised. Here we have a film called Hot Tub Time Machine, and if you’re expecting a loopy, immature guy flick full of buds, booze, babes and wacky misadventures, you’ve got it. Brains aren’t always part of this dunk, and, as the title would suggest, they ain’t supposed to be. Surprisingly though, director Steve Pink (Accepted) doesn’t always take the lazy route with Hot Tub PHOTO SUBMITTED Time Machine either. Buddies Nick (Craig Robinson, left,) Lou (Rob Corddry), Adam (John Cusack) and Jacob (Clark Duke) travel the Both his screenwriters murky waters of 1986 in Hot Tub Time Machine. and stars know well enough to intermithelpfully suggests. a getaway –– along with tently wink at their Corddry pretty Adam’s basement-dwellaudience in much steals the show, ing nerdy extremely clevonly because he’s nephew er ways. shameless enough to do Jacob (Clark This is defiso. Cusack is, as expectDuke) –– to nitely a movie the ski resort ed, the reliable anchor for pop culture of their glory of the group. The guy nuts, as lines are simply doesn’t make days. What borrowed from bad films, and he’s they find is ‘80s features like probably too talented a decaying Say Anything (a to be part of something wreck of comedy classic like this, but he’s obviJason Armstrong a hotel, in that Hot Tub ously in it for a good which the headliner John Cusack time, and thus, the ride titular time machine was also a part of.) Shots somehow whisks them is all the better for it. are lifted from Sixteen Hot Tub Time back to 1986 where they Candles and The Shining, must confront the misMachine is still a notch and the plot echoes Back takes they made in their or two below The To The Future –– only Hangover, which has past. here, Marty and Doc sort of become the gold But in order to get would be drunk and standard for raunchy home again (and for soaking at 104 degrees comedy for the boys. Jacob to be born), they with foot massage jets Even though a good also have to retrace on full blast. time is had by all, the their steps and do After their pinhead story isn’t quite as fun everything exactly as pal Lou (Rob Corddry) as it sounds on paper, they did in ’86. That makes the mistake of means one of them get- and begins to cool off revving his engine in a by the second half. ting a fork in the eye, closed garage, estranged No matter, Hot but hey, there are rules buds Adam (Cusack) to this time travel stuff. Tub Time Machine is and Nick (Craig still deliciously dumb Just ask Timecop, as Robinson) drag him for one of the characters so enough to work.
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ART SHOWS CHIMO ART GALLERY & FRAMESHOP 3011-28th St. Vernon, 549-4652. West Coast art and Haida art exhibition featuring local and B.C. artists’ work in a variety of mediums and forms such as paintings, prints and carvings. All original art and all new pieces. COATCHECK GALLERY Vernon Performing Arts Centre, lower lobby. The Vernon Camera Club presents its latest exhibition and photography sale, The Photographic Eye, now through April. Show is available for viewing before and during intermission at ticketed shows. GALLERY ODIN 215 Odin Rd. Silver Star Mountain, 503-0822. Eighth annual winter art show with 26 eclectic and talented western Canadian artists working in a variety of mediums, styles, forms and emphasis. Open for viewing every Wednesday and Saturday from 1 to 6 p.m. or by appointment for remainder of the winter season. GALLERY VERTIGO Suite 1 - 3001 31st St. Vernon, 503-2297. The ninth annual North Okanagan Artists Alternative Members Juried Exhibition opens April 13 to May 16, with a reception April 17 at 7 p.m. featuring the North Okanagan’s finest musicians, writers and performers. KALAMALKA VERTIGO Vernon’s Kalamalka Campus of Okanagan College presents Corporeal Fancies - sensitively-executed, biomorphically-inspired mixed media drawings by Tia McLennan, who is completing her BFA at the Nova Scotia School of Art and Design. The gallery is located just past the college lecture theatre in the main building adjacent to the college office. OKANAGAN ARTISTS OF CANADA Annual Spring Celebrations Art Show and Sale of original art will be held at the Best Western Vernon Lodge –– opening reception is April 16 from 5 to 9 p.m. and show continues April 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more info, visit the news section at www.okanaganartistsleague.ca. NADINE’S FINE ART & FRAMES 3101B 31st Ave. 542-8544. Fourth annual winter art show features all original art, local artists and all new pieces. VERNON COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE 2704A Hwy 6 in Polson Park, (250) 542-6243. Celebrate B.C. Arts & Culture Week April 19 to 23 at the VCAC with Artists Anonymous: works created by local artists in an 8-by-8 inch format. The works are displayed during the week and are sold for $50 each at the centre’s masqueradethemed gala, April 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. VERNON PUBLIC ART GALLERY 3228 31st. Ave., 545-3173. Now to May 20 is One Planet by Jim Kalnin. The Oyama-based senior artist has produced a body of paintings exploring relationships of humans and natural and urban environments. Now to April 15, school district #22 elementary schools present Art from the Heart, portraying the world that surrounds them, or, in other cases, referencing directly their experiences through the language of visual forms.
CONCERTS TRINITY CHANCEL CHOIR/ARK TRIO Two events at Trinity United Church feature the 35-voice Trinity Chancel Choir with guest soloists performing Good Friday service tonight. Starts at 7:30 p.m. Admission is by good will offering. The ARK Trio perform all-Canadian content in concert Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. Children under six are free. Tickets are available at the church or by calling Lindy at 250-549-2623. ENDERBY & DISTRICT ARTS COUNCIL presents a concert by the ARK Trio, featuring soprano/percussionist Kerry-Anne Kutz, Randy Demmon on bass, accompanied by Vernon pianist Marina Durham, Wednesday at 7.30 p.m. in the Enderby Evangelical Chapel, 708 Mill Ave. (just off Hwy 97A). Doors open at 6.45 p.m. Special guest, opera singer Mimi Lim (of Mimi’s Cafe and Tea Room in Enderby), will sing two arias with Kutz. Tickets (available only at the door) cost $11 for adults, $3 for youth under 18. Refreshments will be served after the concert. INTERIOR MINI MEET Everyone is invited to attend the Interior
FILM VERNON FILM SOCIETY All films held at the Vernon Towne Cinema, 2910 30th Ave. Shows at 5:15 and 7:45 p.m. Tickets are $6 each, available in advance at the Towne box office or the Bean Scene. April 12 is The Maid.
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The Vernon Performing Arts Centre turns into the Kit Kat Club tonight when The Emcee, played by Zac Mordecai, introduces New-York based Windwood Theatricals’ production of Cabaret. The show starts at 8 p.m. Call 549-7469 or visit www.ticketseller.ca for ticket availability. Mini Meet April 10 at Trinity United Church at 1 p.m. Features pipe bands from Kelowna, Kamloops, Shuswap and Vernon (Kalamalka Highlanders, who are celebrating their 25th anniversary, and the Arran Campbell Memorial Youth Band), plus Highland dancers and a demonstration of Scottish country dancers. Refreshment booth, judged competitions, massed bands and a good time for everyone. No admission charge. For more information, contact Paul at 250-260-3151. ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER EXPERIENCE The Okanagan Symphony presents a blockbuster program of Andrew Lloyd Webber show-stoppers April 10 at 7 p.m. at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre. Features soloist Michael Hope, as well as special guest Vernon soprano Melina Moore, singing the hits from Cats, Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Evita, Beauty & the Beast and more. Tickets are $35 for adults, $30 for seniors and $16 for student/ child at the Ticket Seller, 549-7469, ticketseller.ca COUNTERPOINT Local adult concert choir, under the direction of Coreen Smith, teams up with the Richmond Chorus, under the direction of Brigid Coult, as they make Vernon one of their spring tour destinations April 11 at Trinity United Church at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15, children under 12 free, available from choir members and Shear Dimensions (across from downtown Safeway) and at the door. MOM’S THE WORD: REMIXED Arts Club Theatre presents the shockingly funny moms who reunite to bring highlights from the smash hits Mom’s the Word and Mom’s the Word 2, April 14 at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 for adults, $27 for seniors, and $25 for students at the Ticket Seller, 549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca. SINFONIETTA The Brigham Young University Idaho Chamber Orchestra (Sin-Fun-Yet-Uh) performs April 16, 7 p.m., at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre. Tickets are $15, available at the Ticket Seller, 549-7469, ticketseller.ca All proceeds will go to the Vernon Community Music School. VERNON COMMUNITY SINGERS presents Songs of Earth, Sea and Sky, April 16 at 7 p.m. and April 17 at 2 p.m. at Trinity United Church. Tickets are $10 from choir members, Pepper’s Roadhouse Grill and the Schubert Centre. MARK ROSE SWING BAND Enjoy an evening of fun and dancing to a variety of music from swing, Latin and classic rock with The Mark Rose Big Band at Paddlewheel Park Hall April 16 from 8 to 11 p.m. Hundred per cent of ticket sales will go to help support local Nicole Reim, who will be working on an AIDS research project with Biology Without Borders in Tanzania. Tickets are $20 at Art Schmidt Optical, The Bean Scene, Bean to Cup and at the door.
ARMSTRONG HOTEL Rosie’s Pub, 2715 Pleasant Valley Rd., Armstrong 546-6642. Every Wednesday and Thursday is a rockin’ jam session hosted by local guitar great Rudi Strauss at 9 p.m. ARMSTRONG INN (Saxon Pub), 3400 Smith Dr., 546-3056. Karaoke with Brenda Galbraith Thursday and Saturday at 8 p.m. BLENZ COFFEE 2706-30th Ave., 545-9599. Every Monday night starting at 7:30 p.m. is an open mic at Blenz. Hosted by Rory. Limited seating. Sign up early. BLUEGRASS JAMS Vernon Community Arts Centre in Polson Park the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 7 until 9:30 p.m. Bring your acoustic stringed instrument, your voice, or both, and join the fun. $3 drop in fee. Call Sid at 250-549-1024. BLUE HERON PUB 7673 Okanagan Landing Road, 542-5550. Jam night with Cathy Ann Wells is every Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. CLIFFS BISTRO & PUB Enderby, by the bridge. Open mic first and third Wednesday. Contact Ellie at 546-3795. COLDSTREAM COFFEE HOUSE Coldstream Women’s Institute Hall, 9909 Kal Lake Rd. Every third Saturday of the month. Musicians and spoken word artists can sign up at the door, which opens at 7 p.m. Music starts at 7:15. Coffee and goodies available by donation. Admission is $3 at the door. For info. call Sid at 250549-1024. ENDERBY INN 707 Cliff Ave, 838-7100, (Enderby). Karaoke every Thursday and Saturday. Friday night DJ. FORTUNES LANDING/HOWARD JOHNSON 1510 George St. Enderby, 838-6825. Karaoke with Brenda every Wednesday and Sunday night. FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES HALL 5101 25th Ave. 542-3003. Karaoke with Brenda is every Friday starting at 8 p.m. LAKE COUNTRY OPEN MIC is held on the first Sunday of every month from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Creekside Theatre in Lake Country. LUMBY ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 167 2016 Miller St. (250) 547-2338. Karaoke’s at the Lumby Legion on April 9 and 23. SNEAKERS SPORTS BAR in the Village Green Hotel, 4801 - 27th St, 542-3321. Jam every Sunday, hosted by Tim Reardon and Orio. Starts at 7 p.m. TALKIN’ DONKEY 3923 32nd St, 545-2286. Open mic open to everyone, Wednesday nights starting at 7 p.m. Sign up sheet available at the coffee shop. TORO’S PUB 1220 Kalamalka Lake Rd, 545-7856. Thursday night is karaoke with Anita. Come out and show your talent. VERNON ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 25 4607 - 29th St., behind the Fast Lane Car Wash. No jam Easter Sunday. Returns next week.
LIVE MUSIC VENUES ARMSTRONG INN 3400 Smith Dr., 546-3056. In the pub, Lucy and the Lucky Four April 9 at 9 p.m. Lili and Rose (Tanya Lipscomb and Judy Rose) play blues and jazz starting at 6 p.m. April 11. Oysterband from the U.K. play April 18. Tickets at the Inn. ARMY, NAVY, AIR FORCE CLUB 2500 - 46th Ave, 542-3277. In the Spitfire Lounge tonight is Sierra, Saturday, Don Herting entertains. Music from 7 to 11 p.m. In The Hangar is local band Know Tomorrow with Vancouver’s Whitey and Kelowna’s DFY. Tickets are $10 at the door. Doors open at 8:15 p.m. Music at 9 p.m. BLUE HERON PUB 7673 Okanagan Landing Road, 542-5550. Background instrumental guitar music by Les Copeland every Friday and Saturday from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
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Live Wire LIVE MUSIC LORENZO’S CAFE 901 Mabel Lake Rd. (8 km east of Enderby), 838-6700. Tonight and Saturday, Romi Mayes, nominated for a 2010 Juno Award for Roots and Traditional Album of The Year, performs. LUMBY ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 167 2016 Miller St. (250) 5472338. The Amazing Flying Honky Tonk Country and Western Jukebox Band will be at the Lumby Legion Saturday from 8 p.m. to midnight for a dancing good time. Come down and party with Tex Copeland and Professor Paul on guitars, Charlie Fisher on drums, plus many guest stars. SIR WINSTON’S PUB 2705 32nd St. (250) 549-3485. Saturday John Noren performs covers of Neil Diamond, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash, Dire Straits, Simon & Garfunkel, The Wallflowers, as well as some original material. VERNON JAZZ CLUB 3000 - 31st St. Doors open at 7:15. Music starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $18 ($14 for Vernon Jazz Society members) at the Bean Scene and Bean to Cup. Juno nominee Melody Diachun sings grooveoriented contemporary jazz April 10. VERNON ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BR 25. 4607 - 29th Street, behind the Fast Lane Car Wash. Tonight and Saturday, dance to the upbeat music of Bob King. If you’ve ever had the privilege of listening to The Kings perform you will enjoy Bob as a solo act, His music will get you up and dancing and will take you back to the ‘80s, ‘70s, ‘60s and beyond! Dance from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Free admission. Members and guests welcome.
THEATRE BUGLES & BLU RAY Vernon Christian School and Agape School of Performing
Arts presents live dessert theatre for the entire family April 8 to 11, 7:30 p.m. at Agape Theatre, 2905A 43rd Ave. (above NAPA Auto Parts.) Complete with laughs, tears, a solid message and a delicious dessert at intermission. Tickets are $15, and available at Vernon Christian School 250-545-7345 ext. 26 or order online www.vcs.ca.
UPCOMING SAINT ANDREW’S UNITED CHURCH in Enderby presents fund-raising dinner theatre for MacKenzie Camp April 16 and 17. Swine Flew, or, When Pigs Fly, is a collection of Pig Tales like Hamlet, The Pig and Whistle, Porky and Bess. Dinner at 6 p.m. and show at 7 p.m. All tickets are $15 and must be purchased or reserved ahead of time by calling 250-838-6121. CHERRY CREEK MUSIC hosts a show with Cherryville’s Honeyslide and opening act Shifter.45 from Kelowna at the Lumby Community Hall, 2250 Shields Ave., April 17 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 at Frank’s Store, River Ridge Golf Course & Cherryville Emporium, Tutor-Tech Computers in Lumby, Kush Organics in Vernon, or online @ www. cherrycreekmusic.ca until March 31. $15 until April 16, or $20 at the door. No minors. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST DuffleBag Theatre Company returns with its take on this enchanting fairy tale, April 18 at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre, at 2 and 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 for all seats, at the Ticket Seller, 549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca. GRUPO CORPO Brazil’s foremost contemporary dance company brings dance borrowed from African, Portuguese, modern, ballet, and ballroom dance traditions, as well as from martial arts, at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre, April 20 at 8 p.m. Tickets are at the Ticket Seller, 549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca.
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RON JAMES The Canadian comic brings his latest show, Mental as Anything, to the Vernon Performing Arts Centre April 22 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $53 at the Ticket Seller, 5497469. www.ticketseller.ca. LE VENT DU NORD North Okanagan Community Concert Association ends its season with this exciting young quartet playing music from the Quebecois, Celtic and Acadian traditions. Concerts take place April 23 at 7:30 p.m. and April 24 at 1:30 p.m. at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre. Tickets are $35 for adults and $17.50 for students at the Ticket Seller, 549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca. DELHI 2 DUBLIN Vancouver band blends its contemporary edge on Celtic and Punjabi music at the Creekside Theatre in Lake Country April 24 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for students /seniors and $64 for a group of four, at the Customer Service Centre in the Municipal Hall or call 250-766-9309. SVEVA, PRISONER OF VERNON Jim Elderton’s awardwinning feature-length film of Vernon’s most famous resident returns by public demand in a fundraiser for the Caetani Cultural Centre at the Performing Arts Centre April 26. The film follows artist Sveva Caetani, who was trapped as a teenager by her mother for 25 years, now recognized for her extraordinary and controversial paintings. Christine Pilgrim will talk about The Story Behind The Story. Tickets at the theatre, 549-7469, or online at www.ticketseller.ca. THE MONUMENT Powerhouse Theatre presents this powerful play about a soldier accused of war crimes who is unexpectedly saved from execution only to be delivered into a life of torment at the hands of a mysterious woman. Takes the stage April 28 to May 1 and May 4 to 8 at 8 p.m. and May 2 at 2 p.m. Tickets are at the Ticket Seller, 549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca. BLACKBERRY WOOD Komasket Music Festival presents the return of this wild musical vaudeville act, who have just completed a residency at Caravan Farm Theatre and are set to hit England’s famed Glastonbury Festival. All ages dance takes place at Paddlewheel Hall April 30 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance at the Bean Scene and ticketseller.ca.
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The King is still vital Elvis Presley: On Stage (Legacy Edition)
he re-release of Elvis Presley’s On Stage album marks the end of the beginning period of Elvis’ resurgence that started with the much celebrated ’68 Comeback Special. This came after many years churning Dean Gordon-Smith out Hollywood schlock under the questionable auspices of Col. Tom Parker. This is a review of the first disc of the reissue; the next is Presley’s In Person. On Stage is an expanded release of the original live album recorded and put out in 1970. This recording is a live document of Elvis’ new-found path as a Vegas-based performer/entertainer and captures him interpreting his vast repertoire of pop hit covers. Helping the King with his rocking hit medleys was guitar legend James Burton leading an extremely tight and tasteful band and orchestra that included soul/gospel vocal groups The Imperials and The Sweet Inspirations. This top-notch stage show was recorded at The Imperial Hotel in Las Vegas and reveals Presley in top professional form, with powerful voice-raising selections like Sweet Caroline, Runaway and Release Me to levels not attained
by the original artists’ versions. His take on The Wonder of You is lush, sentimental and goofy and marks the transitional stage of Elvis from raw rocker to the iconic subject of white-suited velvet paintings –– leather-clad rocker to velvet Elvis. This live track was also released as a single, unusual for Presley. In a nod to his roots, Polk Salad Annie kicks out a suspense-laden vamp that brings down slick interplay between Elvis and the vocal group. All the while, the immediacy of Presley’s stage talk keeps the pitch high and electric and his version of Yesterday sounds kitsch, but heard now, carries a sorrowful epitaph stamped on it in light of what eventually happened to him. Keeping in mind that this recording is a frozen period-piece snapshot of Presley, the song choices are hip and vibrant: Proud Mary and Walk a Mile in My Shoes are full of the inspired pop that Presley checked into in his last decade as a live performer. Presley’s emotional power comes into focus with the tracks Kentucky Rain and Long Tall Sally, a yearning ballad and stomping rocker, close indications of his passions. Despite, or maybe in spite, of the potential datedness of some of the material on On Stage, there is a warmth and excitement that pours across, and the passion and candor of Presley communing with his crowd is astonishing in intimacy and honesty. The album is a nearly forgotten gem.
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EDITOR: KATHERINE MORTIMER
Tapping touch promotes healing KATHERINE MORTIMER Morning Star Staff
After a diagnosis of Type II diabetes a few years ago, David (last name withheld by request) made the decision to seek out alternative therapies for dealing with the disease. “The disease is progressive and it was slowly getting worse, so I began looking around for some alternative therapies,” he said. That’s when he discovered the alternative therapies offered by Beatrice Weir, a Certified Biofeedback Specialist who also uses a technique called EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). “I did lots of research on my own because I didn’t want to just give up, but was looking for a way to mitigate or eradicate the diabetes and that’s when I found Beatrice’s website,” said David. “We discussed things on the phone to see if we could meet.” After five sessions, David has begun to notice a difference in the way he feels, and has experienced a renewed sense of youthful energy and well-being. “I began to feel less burdened by the disease, even after one session I felt different,” he said. In his 50s, he began to feel as though he were still in his 30s. As well, he has noticed a reduction in his blood sugar, which has become much more stable. Weir said EFT can be described as psychological acupressure that incorporates traditional Chinese medicine and modern day applied kinesiology. It involves gently tapping a sequence of energy points on the body with the fingertips that clears the emotional charge from the body’s energy system. “That way the link between the troubling thought and the negative emotion is broken and a positive phrase is repeated, allowing the person to let go of emotional blocks that may have plagued them for years,” said Weir. “The person is going to heal their thinking in order to heal their pain through deeper work of healing their life.” In working with David, Weir finds a combination of the two therapies works well, both testing the body and assisting the body to make sure everything is all right. “None of us gets to be this age without having some issues,” said David. “I believe in well-rounded therapies, and working with my family doctor, my dietitian and drugs are all part of that. We don’t know how it starts, there’s more to it. I believe in the innate quality of the human body to heal itself and Beatrice is taking the principal that I’d only hoped for. In my own opinion, none of us really know, all we know is the symptoms of disease, but we don’t know how it starts.” Weir said any new innovations usually meet with skepticism because it violates people’s beliefs, but that she sees shifts in western medicine. “We cannot exist without our body, mind and soul together,” she said. For David, delving into his past during a session was helpful in helping him to come to terms with his rocky childhood. “I grew up in an alcoholic family, with lots of pain and suffering, and as a small child I never had an opportunity
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Beatrice Weir works with client Monica Leutenegger during an Emotional Freedom Technique session at her clinic in Vernon. to have a happy childhood filled with joy, so in the tapping sessions we were getting back to that, to re-design my life at an emotional level. So it’s turning the situation into joy and restructuring in my own mind and creating a positive outcome and reliving the pain; it’s that pain that we hold within us, we need to bless it and let it go. “You’re helping the body to find the tools to heal itself. But I want to make clear that this is not replacing the doctor. People should maintain their therapies with their doctor.” For Monica Leutenegger, 46, who has known Weir for four years, her treatment started with biofeedback just to see what it’s all about. But when she began to go through menopause, around the age of 40, she had trouble dealing with the hot flashes and sought further treatment. “I felt I was very young to be dealing with this, and biofeedback helped me get my hormones regulated and I was able to function better, and I just slowly started to accept that I am in menopause. I didn’t want to take medication, I want to know what’s going on with my body.” Weir introduced the tapping technique of EFT, which gradually saw her hot flashes begin to diminish. But three months ago, Leutenegger was faced with a devastating tragedy, when her brother died suddenly. She flew home to Switzerland to be with her family and attempt to come to terms with her loss. “I was a mess and Bea took me in for biofeedback. I had a lot of anger in me. She increased the tapping and I started to relax, so I was able to start to grieve and I found peace.”
Leutenegger has also been using the tapping technique herself, and finds it helpful. “And I would say listen to your own body and with the help of your own doctor. The first month of grief, we did a session every week. I never thought that so much grief would come out of me.” Weir said EFT is based on the discovery that imbalances in the body’s energy system have profound effects on one’s personal psychology. “Correcting these imbalances, which is done by tapping on certain body locations, often leads to rapid remedies,” she said. Weir believes that the quality of a person’s life is directly related to a person’s emotional health because emotional health is the foundation of self-confidence, which she calls the springboard to achievement in all walks of life. “I give my clients the basics of tapping,” she said. “For Monica, we’re not looking at menopause as a disease or medical condition, instead let’s look at it as a natural state. “Our scope is not to have people hooked up to biofeedback forever, we’d rather see someone once a month or every three months for a tune-up. My whole reason for being in this practice is to help other people, to use my skills and knowledge to help them.” Weir sees just three clients a day, which keeps her busy and also gives her the time to spend with clients. “I need to give them my individual attention,” she said. “I love this work from the bottom of my heart.”
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Bringing generations together CARA BRADY Morning Star Staff
The Meadows School Project started in 2000 as a way to bring youth and seniors together. Sharon Mackenzie, then a teacher at Kidston school, took her students to the Coldstream Meadows Retirement Residence. They got to know the residents, did activities with them and kept up with their school work. The project went on for eight years until there was so much interest in the province, across Canada and internationally, that Mackenzie had to devote all her time to writing, designing programs and speaking to educators. “I would love to see the project back at Coldstream Meadows and so would the residents. We hope it can happen again,” she said. Locally, the i2i Intergenerational Society, dedicated to promoting connection between generations in practical ways, has a former student participant, Sam Nolan, as its president. Another former Meadows School Project student, Jenna White, is heading an advertising and awareness campaign for the Intergenerational Literacy Project across the province. The literacy project pairs seniors and students to write and illustrate books together and Mackenzie is thrilled that Ed Asner is the spokesman for the society. i21 is a host site for Public Health of Canada and Mackenzie has developed guidelines as a resource for teachers to work intergenerational projects in any grade and subject and meet their province’s curriculum requirements. i21 received the Innovative Community Capacity Building Award 210 from the
Sharon Mackenzie shares a smile with a resident at Coldstream Meadows. Canadian Cancer Society’s Community Capacity Building Strategy, presented at Spider Technologies in Kelowna. Jim Elderton, who made the documentary film, Whose Grandma Are You?, about the project, has developed it to be shown at film festivals and on TV networks. As Mackenzie spoke to more people around the country, she became aware that there was a lot of concern about relationships between the generations, including in cultures where elders are traditionally well-respected, like First Nations and in India. She is currently working with the Public Health Agency Canada Seniors Well Being to create a kit on elder abuse for students. “There is not enough disclosure of elder abuse, which can include neglect, physical, emotional and financial abuse, and most of that is happening in the seniors’ own homes by their family members. If young people make positive connections with elders, the abuse would go down,” she said. “With high school students, we can talk to them more realistically and encourage them to do small
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projects to raise awareness. Some students have put stickers on coffee cup holders and grocery bags. With younger students, the emphasis is more on getting to know elders as friends.” There is a pilot project in Campbell River school district which lets high school students and seniors get together once a week and Mackenzie is eager to train teachers to do immersion projects like the one at Coldstream Meadows. She spoke at the Fifth World Environmental Education Conference in Montreal last spring where she learned that people from Europe, Israel, India and around
the world found that families were drifting apart more and more. She will be acting as a consultant for elder abuse projects in India. She is also doing workshops across Canada with community groups about how to bring generations together, which could be something as simple as a youth organization having meetings at a seniors’ facility or a combined youth and seniors choir. “We need to celebrate our connections,” she said. She is working with International Network for Prevention of Elder Abuse with workshops across Canada and will speak at World Elder
Abuse Awareness Day in Ottawa in June. In Januar y, Mackenzie proposed a three-year pilot project on intergenerational learning to the B.C. Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport which would see representatives from five ministries and the i21 Society working on a model for community intergenerational activities. “I’m really excited about everything that’s happening. We will always stay connected to the North Okanagan because the experiences and support here have been so critical to creating the models for the rest of the country. I don’t think any of the credit for this belongs to me, it belongs to everyone who helped make this project possible — the businesses, the schools, the community, all the people involved.” For more information see www.intergenerational.ca.
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It’s time to move on
ear Annie: I am an 80-year”young” gay male and have been swept off my feet by a 55-year-old gay man. I went into this as a fling, but it soon became serious. I know several male couples who have a similar age difference, and the relationships have worked out very well. I was previously in a relationship that lasted more than 50 years and have been single since my partner passed away five years ago. The problem is, I have really fallen for this younger guy. He asked me to marry him twice, but each time I told him we’d have to talk it out. He agreed, but we didn’t actually get around to it. Two weeks went by, and then he called to say it was over and that was it — nothing. I have left messages on his answering machine, but have received no return calls. I still have strong feelings for him and don’t know what to do. Should I close the book on this and move on, or do I keep trying to see if it might take off? — N.Y. Dear N.Y.: Either he isn’t interested in you any longer, or he is too temperamental to wait two weeks. His way of handling your relationship strikes us as manipulative and immature. We know you’re smitten with him, but he doesn’t seem to be the best person for you. Please try to move on. Dear Annie: I’ve
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VJH AUXILIARY GARDEN FAIR Vernon Jubilee Hospital is again looking for White Elephant items, costume jewelry, books and anything you would like to donate for our upcoming fair to be held as always in Polson Park in May. We appreciate clean, useable items. If you have things you would like to donate for our once-a-year sale please call Linda at 250-558-3720 for miscellaneous items and Sharon at 250-542-1322 jewelry. Pick-up or delivery. Thank you for your continued support. All proceeds from our Garden Fair go to patient comfort and care at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. MIND2MUSCLE FOURTH ANNUAL SHOWCASE April 2, featuring female figures round, male body builders, children’s Zumba, dance routine by Cheek to Cheek, and variety of other talents from break dancing to singing. This year all proceeds will go to The Vernon Learning Disabilities Assoc. Anyone wanting to be involved can contact Paulette Barry or Christina Cuglietta at Ladies World, 250-503-2363. BAKE SALE FOR OKANAGAN HUMANE SOCIETY April 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Elks Lodge #45, 3103-30th St., in conjunction with their Easter turkey dinner at 6 p.m. All welcome. ELKS LODGE FRIDAY NITE SUPPER April 2 it’s turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Everyone welcome, cost $7.50 at 6 p.m. A mini draw of hams and turkeys will follow dinner. All monies raised go to children & charities in Vernon. Lodge is at 3103-30th St.
he Kalamalka Fly Fishers “Introduction to Fly Fishing/Fly Casting” course will teach you everything you need to know to start and enjoy the sport of ﬂy ﬁshing. The ﬁve-night course covers equipment, knots, ﬁnding ﬁsh, local entomology and ﬂy-casting. Each student will receive a detailed ﬂy-ﬁshing/casting manual. Equipment is not needed for the ﬁrst night. Do all the bugs in the water look the same? We will start you from the very beginning and teach you the proper techniques to cast. Learn to cast into the wind and add more distance. Course runs April 6 to May 4, Tuesdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Register at the Vernon Rec Centre or online at www.greatervernonrecreation.ca (course code #22622). Cost is $78 per person. For more information, please call Ruben at 250-558-5362 or log on to www.kalﬂyﬁshers.ca
YOUTH GROUP MEETS, OKANAGAN LANDING Youth 13 and older meets Fridays at 7 p.m., Living Word Lutheran Church, 6525 Okanagan Landing Rd. A variety of Christianbased activities, movies, bowling, swimming, game nights, pizza nights. New members welcome. For more information, please call Pastor Al and Dorothy Pinno at 250-542-6464. TAI CHI: GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH If you have ever taken the beginner course, would you like to join us? We take new members anytime of the y ear. A relaxed and fun class, includes some qi gong. Tuesdays and Fridays, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Knox Presbyterian Church. Call 250-260-4117 or 250-542-1984. THE BARGAIN BIN Come shop for great bargains at 3445 Pleasant Valley Rd., downtown Armstrong and support the local Healthcare Auxiliary. Clothing, toys, housewares, sporting goods and much more. Open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday to Friday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Phone 250-546-8813 for more information. CARDS AT HALINA SENIORS CENTRE Come out and join in a fun game of cards at the centre, 3310-37th Ave. Bridge is Monday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Canasta is Monday and Friday from 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Everyone 50 and over welcomed. Call 250-542-2877 for more information. OIL PAINTING DROP-INS Fridays, 1 to 4 p.m., Vernon Community Arts Centre. Cost is $3 for drop in, members; $4 non-members. Make new friends and revel in a creative environment with oil paints. Work from photos or still-life as you like. Call 250-542-6243. PAINTING CLASSES Held Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lumby Community Hall (2250 Shields Ave.) Learn about mixing water with watercolor or acrylic paints, choose your style and medium, learn how to sketch if desired. Cost $10 a session; instructor is Lou Hammond. Call Olena at 250-547-8866 SENIORS INFORMATION & RESOURCE BUREAU For seniors information, please call 250-558-0040, Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Seniors Information & Resource Bureau. See our website at www.socialplanning.ca e-mail email@example.com FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES Friday night supper at 6 p.m., a home-cooked meal for $7.50 and meat draw every Friday at 5:30 p.m. Also Fridays, karaoke with Brenda at 8 p.m. All monies from meat draws go to local charities. CARCINOID CANCER SUPPORT GROUP If you or anyone close to you has been diagnosed with this rare form of cancer and you are interested in joining a support group, please call Joanne at 545-3967. Together we can make a difference, in our lives and the lives of others.
THE EDELWEISS SOCIETY MEETS Social night at People Place, 3402-27th Ave. at 7 p.m., every first and third Friday. TINY TOT HAND DRUM GROUP For children two to six years at the Aboriginal Infant/Early Childhood Development Program, free, every Friday from 10 to 10:30 a.m., at 2902-29th Ave. For more information, call 542-7578. WEIGHT AND SEE DROP-IN PROGRAM Weekly program will be held Fridays from 10 a.m. - noon for families at the Vernon Health Centre, 1440-14th Ave., with babies aged 10 days to two months old. Public health nurses will be present to weight and assess babies, provide breastfeeding and parenting support, and make referrals to community partners, as necessary. There will be information available on topics such as: feeding issues, immunizations, safety, adjustment to parenthood, family planning, community resources and smoking cessation. For more information, call 250-549-5721. VERNON TABLE TENNIS CLUB Meets Fridays at Halina Centre, 6:30 - 10:30 p.m. Call Ron Dickey at 545-1842. VERNON TREATMENT CENTRE Do you or a loved one have an alcohol/drug and/or other addiction problem? We can help! Day and evening courses available. Call 542-6151 for info. AA MEETINGS IN ENDERBY Fridays at 8 p.m., open discussion group, St. Andrews United Church, corner of Belvedere and Regent Ave. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS OPEN MEETING Fridays at 8 p.m., the People Place, 3402-27th Ave. Call the 24-hour hotline at 250-503-3260 or 1-866-918-3574 if you need to talk or for more information. CODA MEETS Fridays at 11 a.m., at The Arbour, Vernon Alliance Church. VERNON MS SOCIETY DROP-IN CENTRE Open Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. - noon and 1 - 4 p.m., Tuesdays from 9 a.m. - noon, in room 105, the People Place; closed Wednesdays. Come in for coffee, a game of checkers or crib, dialogue and support. Call 542-2241 for info. VERNON ELKS LODGE #45 Our downtown hall is available for small and large functions such as meetings, weddings, anniversaries, celebrations of life, etc. We offer full catering on request with hall rentals. Please call Maureen at 558-0876. SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS NORA (North Okanagan Referral Association) meets Fridays at 7:15 a.m., The Pantry. Call Les Fresorger at 542-7181 or see www.nora.ca. AL-ANON MEETS Fridays at 8 p.m., Vernon Jubilee Hospital (Education Rooms) and Sundays at 8 p.m., at Seaton Centre. For more information, call 545-4933. SPANISH CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP Pray in the spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayer and requests. Meets every Sunday at 6 p.m., at Birch Church, corner of Birch Avenue and Ethel St., Kelowna, with Pastor Fernando Murua; call 979-0584. Meets Saturdays at 7 p.m., at Tabernacle, corner of Leathead and Tartan Rds., with Pastor Hilo and Amparo Blanco, and Liliana Fewell; call 765-8348. In Vernon, please call Connie at 545-7421. All welcome.
FRIDAY NIGHT DINNERS: ARMY, NAVY & AIRFORCE From 4 p.m. to close, Friday and Saturday, 2500-46th Ave. Call 542-3277 for info. Also, Grandpa darts every Friday. THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 25 VERNON Grannie darts Fridays at 1:30 p.m., so come early for lunch! Dance starts at 7;30 p.m. Check out the new music we have performing at the legion! ARTBEAT ARTS & HEALTH DROP-IN Fridays, all year long, 1 to 3:30-ish p.m. Free and open to everyone. ArtBeat focuses on using the arts as means to health. Even if you don’t have experience, we invite you to explore your creative side to facilitate better living. Vernon Community Arts Centre in Polson Park. Call 250-542-6243. THE SCHUBERT CENTRE We have many activities for seniors 50+ to enjoy. We’re open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days a week. Office hours are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The pool room and coffee shop are open daily. The Thrift Shop is open Monday to Friday. For more information, please call 250-549-4201.
APRIL 3 VERNON COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE April 2 is deadline to register for youth: Create your own Greeting Cards, Electric Keyboard, Play with Clay and Kids Drama. Call 250-5426243 or for details go to www.vernonarts.ca MAD HATTER’S PARADE AND TEA PARTY Caetani Cultural Centre, April 3 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Put on your hat and follow the Mad Hatter in the parade to fun and games in the courtyard. Kids will be entertained with songs and music by Alice before they sit down to the Tea Party. The Great Caetani Candy Hunt will take place at noon. Prize for the parade – just wear a hat – you’ve got to be in it to win it! THE BUNNIES ARE COMING FOR EASTER! Hop on down to the Village Green Mall April 3 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. to visit with the Vernon Rabbit Rescue bunnies. Bring your camera to take a picture with some real Easter bunnies. They would love it if you brought them some apples or carrots for a snack. Donations greatly appreciated. For more information on Rabbit Rescue, call Maurie at 250-558-7720 or 250-938-4411. DAFFODIL TEA: CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY April 3 from 1 to 3 p.m., Enderby & District Senior Citizens Complex, 1101 George St. Admission by donation. Daffodils for sale. DINNER AT THE LUMBY LEGION April 3, between 5:30 and 7 p.m. (right after the meat raffle). VERNON PUBLIC ART GALLERY Family Day April 3 at 1 p.m., family-oriented fun. Local photographer Tom Skinner will visit the gallery to talk about his approach to taking photos including his art-making practices and subject matter. He will also share some tips and techniques for those interested in improving their nature photography. A slide show of of Skinner’s work and some of his pieces will be on display. GIRL GUIDE COOKIE SALE April 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Buy-Low Foods, Canadian Tire, Rona and Coopers Foods.
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Community Calendar APRIL 3 EASTER PLANETARIUM SHOWS April 3 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Free for OSC members; regular admission for non-members. Have you ever wondered why Easter is when it is? Why are Christmas and other holidays always the same day, yet Easter changes? Learn these and other facts in this spring show! SOVEREIGN LAKE HOSTS POKER SKI & BARBECUE April 3, the last ski/social of the year. The Poker ski starts at 10 a.m. and will conclude with a BBQ and prizes at 1 p.m A great event to celebrate a wonderful season. See you there! ANAF SPITFIRE UNIT #5 Open darts every Tuesday, open crib also. Every Friday it’s Grandpa darts. April 3, we’ll have a draw for turkeys and hams. KAL ROTARY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FROM STUDENTS Students 19 to 24 years interested in attending Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) May 27 to 30 at Naramata Centre. Call 250-308-2110 to apply. SCHOOL REUNION VHS CLASS OF 1961 Planning 50th reunion Sept. 16 to 18, 2011, Schubert Centre. We’re looking for mailing and e-mail addresses of classmates. If you’re interested in helping to organize this event, contact Erica at 250545-7032, Judy at 250-545-0427 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com LUMBY COMMUNITY/CURLING CLUB GARAGE SALE April 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Curling Rink. OKANAGAN SINGLES GROUP 40+ April 3, dancing at Checkers Bar, 9 p.m., to the music of The Goods. No cover. Call Dot if attending, by Friday, at 250-542-4042. SENIORS’ ACTIVITY CENTRE, ARMSTRONG 55 years or older and looking for something to do? Visit the Activity Centre for fun and friendship. First and third Saturday of the month, it’s Knob Hill Whist at 7 p.m. Annual membership fee is $12. Call Joy at 250-546-8907 or Nancy at 250-546-8158. LADIES FRIENDSHIP BIBLE COFFEES Stonecroft Bible Studies invites you to discover new friendships and Biblical truths in a study-friendly small group format. Limited time commitment and Bible reference by page number. Minimum cost. For more information, call Jean at 250-542-6468 or Shirley at 250-260-3577. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS MEETS Open meeting Saturdays at 10 a.m. at the health unit, 1440-14th Ave. Is your weight ruining your life? Whatever your problem with food, you are welcome at Overeaters Anonymous Call 938-2253 for more information or see www.oa.org KNITTING CIRCLE AT GALLERY VERTIGO First and third Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to noon. All knitters and crocheters welcome. Drop in and join local fibre artist and passionate knitter Janet Armstrong, for knitters of all experience. Expert knitters will be on hand to offer help and advice to beginner and intermediate knitters if desired. Bring along your current project and completed projects for show and tell if desired. Goodies are often brought in by members of the group and coffee is provided by the gallery. Admission is a $5 donation to Gallery Vertigo’s Smarties Family Sunday Art Program. For more info., call 250-503-2297 or see www. galleryvertigo.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org DUPLICATE BRIDGE The North Okanagan Bridge Club meets Saturdays at 1 p.m., and Tuesdays at 1 p.m., Halina Centre. Canteen open Tuesdays and Thursdays. All bridge
players welcome. Call Pat at 260-1300 for information. For learning games, call Ollie at 558-3709. STORYTELLING AND LEGENDS Every Saturday at 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Aboriginal Infant Early Childhood Development Centre. Everybody welcome. Call 542-7578. HEALTHY HOME COOKING WITH CHAWOW Free, every Saturday at the Aboriginal Infant/Early Childhood Development Program at 9 a.m., 2902-29th Ave. Call 542-7578 for info. AA MEETINGS ON SATURDAYS Saturday Serenity group (X), closed meeting, noon at VTC, 2810-48 Ave, Vernon. Institutional meeting (H) open meeting 7 p.m., at Vernon Jubilee Hospital Education room basement, 2101-32 St. “A Way Out” meeting,” open, 8 p.m. at Alpine Centre, #35, 100 Kal Lake Rd. (H) Handicap access. (X) No access.
FREE HOT LUNCH FOR FAMILIES AND CHILDREN For families with children zero to six years: Saturdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Join us for a free nutritious lunch at the Aboriginal Infant and Early Childhood Development Centre, 2905-29th Ave. Call 542-7578. YOUTHGLO!! YouthGLO! For lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and questioning (LGBTQ) youth aged 14 to 18, living in or visiting the North Okanagan. Connect with others who understand what it’s like growing up as an LGBTQ youth in the North Okanagan. Trust us: you are not alone! For more information e-mail us at email@example.com. THE BX/SWAN LAKE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION Visit their Web site at www.bx-swanlake.blogspot.com. The site contains current information that is important to residents of regional districts B and C such as pine beetle, meat inspection regulation, governance and water issues. FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES For hall rentals, please call Evelyn at 542-3003. THE VERNON & DISTRICT ANIMAL CARE SOCIETY We are a local, all-volunteer registered charity. We need your help to continue our lifesaving spay/neuter and emergency vet care programs for homeless and low-income cats and dogs. Every penny of your tax-deductible donation will go entirely to care for local pets. For more information, call 250-542-7203 or see our website at www.vernonanimalcare.com CRIBBAGE AT THE HORSESHOE CLUB Saturdays at 1 p.m. Limited space available. Call Vera at 250-545-4521. THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 25 VERNON Feeling lucky today? Check out our meat draw Saturdays at 3 p.m., then dance the night away! Music starts 7:30 p.m., so come early for dinner.
UPCOMING THE COMMUNITY-WIDE SING-ALONG Easter Sunday, April 4 at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church (1406 – 32 Ave). Come and join us for an hour as we focus on this wonderful season, singing the old hymns, gospel and southern gospel songs led by Karl Janzen and the Sing-Along Band. SMARTIES PROGRAM AT GALLERY VERTIGO Every Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m., drop-in art program for families with kids of all ages. No registration necessary, just drop in. Suggested donation $3 per person. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. The gallery is upstairs at suite #1, 3001-31st St., downtown Vernon. Call 250-503-2297. VERNON COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE April 4 is deadline to register for Adult: Creating Digital Images for Fabric,
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Contemporary Oil Painting, Block Printing, Into. to Drawing, Opening the Actor and Sculpting Figurative Murals in Clay. Call 250-542-6243 or see www.vernonarts.ca VERNON OUTDOORS CLUB SUNDAY HIKE April 4 on Mt. Boucherie, West Kelowna, with elevation gain of 300 metres. Above-ankle hiking boots a must. Hike will leave from Vernon library parking lot at 9 a.m. Call Colin at 250558-3356 for more information. BOSOM BUDDIES BREAST CANCER SUPPORT Group meets April 6 at noon at Vernon Lodge. Please call Sadie 250-545-0253 for more information. VERNON PUBLIC ART GALLERY Visual Arts Presentation, April 6, noon, on the 18th Century; series on the development in visual arts from Renaissance to contemporary art. SILLY SCIENCE FOR PRESCHOOLERS At the Okanagan Science Centre, your preschooler will explore phenomena and materials that draw upon their natural curiosity, captivate, motivate, and prepare them for ideas important to later learning as well as having some “serious fun!” Tuesdays from 9-10 a.m., April 6 – May 11. For children age 3-5 and their parent/caregiver. Pre-registration is required. For cost and details, call 250-545-3644 or see www.okscience.ca SINGLE FRIENDS 50+ April 6, weekly coffee at the Red Barn, the Shops at Polson Park, 10 a.m. come out for coffee and pick up a list of activities, dates for our hikes, work-outs Parties and dinners. Carole at 260-5238 for more info. LAKE COUNTRY MUSEUM AGM Annual general meeting for Lake Country Heritage and Cultural Centre April 6 at 9 a.m., Carr’s Landing Room, Lake Country Municipal Hall, 10150 Bottom Wood Lake Rd. Everyone welcome, including those who can only attend part of the time. THE LADIES NEWCOMERS SUPPER CLUB Meets the first Wednesday of the month. If you are new to Vernon and area, join us for our monthly suppers. We want to meet you. Call Rosie for details at 545-1489 or Kathy at 545-4185. CLARENCE FULTON SCHOOL GRAD FASHION SHOW Gowns, dresses, tuxes, fun wear, formal wear, the April 8 evening show is an evening of pure enjoyment. Bigger and better than any year, with more than a dozen fabulous stores involved. Tickets going quickly, so scoop yours soon from any Fulton grad or drop by the school at 2301 Fulton Rd. THE PROBUS CLUB OF VERNON Has room for a few more members. A world-wide organization of clubs for retired and semi-retired professional and business men and women, Probus now has 41 clubs in B.C. and 206 in Canada. Our next meeting is April 8 at 10 a.m., Knox Presbyterian Church hall on Alexis Park Drive, admission $3. Our speaker will be James Weir of Investors Group whose topic will be “Wills vs. Trusts.” Come early and join us for coffee and goodies. For further info. please call Vic Vickers at 250-558-3074. ALLAN BROOKS NATURE CENTRE FUNDRAISER Dinner, dance, silent and live auctions, April 9, Best Western Vernon Lodge. Tickets are $60, with $25 charitable tax donation receipt available. Entertainment by Chorealis Vocal Ensemble and pianist Verne Bryant. Dinner is deluxe buffet, with wine at each table courtesy of Don Kassa and Priscilla of Re/Max. Cash bar available. Tables of eight can be reserved by calling Walt Duncan at 250558-5051. Doors open 5:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. Many items up for bid. Tickets at TicketSeller, 250-5497469, at the box office at Vernon Performing Arts Centre or online at www.ticketseller.ca.
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FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH
3908 - 27th St • 250-545-7700 • faithbaptistvernon.com
Senior Pastor Erik Reimer • Youth Pastor Jason Dueck Sunday
9:30 am Adult Sunday School Class 10:30 am Morning Worship Service with (nursery & toddler care available) Sunday School for age 3 - grade 5 Wednesday 7:00 pm Bible Study and Prayer Time
The Centre for
Awakening Spiritual Growth Canadian International Metaphysical Ministry
CELEBRATING EVERY SUNDAY 10:30 TO 11:45 AM AT: THE SCHUBERT CENTRE - 3505 - 30th Ave., VERNON * Live Music * Joyful Messages * Reiki/Healing Circle Following Service
TRINITY UNITED CHURCH
Come, Worship with us!
Alexis Pk. Dr. at 32nd Avenue • 250-542-8613
Enjoy traditional services with organ & choir in a friendly, welcoming congregation Good Friday: Easter Sunday:
Communion Sermon: “Lasting Words” 9:50 a.m. - Hymn Sing 10:00 a.m. - Worship service Rev. Dr. Ed Millin - Sermon: “Life Resurrected”
3300 Alexis Park Drive • (250) 545-0797
VERNON ALLIANCE CHURCH 2601 - 43rd AVENUE 250-545-7105
Saturday 5:30pm & 7:11pm Sunday 9:30 & 11:11am Pastor Stuart McKnight “On The Way” - Part 4 All are Welcome “Helping People Discover Jesus Christ & Become His Followers”
Friday, April 2 at 7:30 pm AWAKENING - a Labyrinth Cantata Saturday, April 3 at 7:30 pm ARK Trio CONCERT Sunday, April 4 at 7:30 am Sunrise Service at Trinity’s Memorial Garden Sunday, April 4 at 10:00 am Easter Sunday Service Ministers: Rev. Sharon Ferguson-Hood, Leanne Benoit & Rev. Bob Thompson
4911 Silver Star Rd. • 542-4028
Join us Sunday 10:00am Spending time in Worship and God’s Word Toddler Care available. Sunday School for ages 3-11 Pastors: Rick Corak & Eugene Harder Youth Ministries: Nathan Arkell
Good Friday Mass 3pm & 7pm Saturday April 3 Easter Vigil Mass 8pm Easter Sunday April 4 8am Morning Mass
Join us each Sunday 1st Service 10:00am 2nd Service 2:00pm
10102 Middleton Drive Coldstream • 542-1276
APRIL 2 Good Friday 10am APRIL 3 Easter Vigil 9pm APRIL 4 Easter Sunday 7:45am, 9:15am & 11:00am
Good Friday 12pm Easter Sunday 10am & 12pm
Vernon Christian Fellowship 10:00 AM
Speaker: Clint Batchelor Weekly Fellowships, College & Career, Youth
4506 - 29th St 545-2927
Pastoral Staff: Clint Batchelor & Erol Bortucene
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CANADIAN REFORMED CHURCH
3205-27th St. • 250-542-3179 allsaintsvernon.org
Worship Service www.ﬁrstbaptistvernon.net
OUR LADY OF THE VALLEY
7:30am Sunrise Service 10am Sunday
Impact Youth Thurs 6:30pm
Pastor Fred & Christina Cardinal 250-546-2449 or 250-306-8959
4312 - 25th Street Phone 250-542-7894
Easter Sunday 10am “The Empty Tomb”
Sunday April 4th, 2010 at 6:30 pm
CATHOLIC CHURCH 2607 - 27th Street 250-542-1276
Welcomes You To Worship With Us
Phone 250-542-0128 Sr. Pastor: Rev. Dan Watt
All are welcome at Head of the Lake Hall
CHURCH OF GOD
1406 32nd Ave.
OPEN VALLEY COWBOY CHURCH Speaker Fred Cardinal Music by Christina Cardinal
Community Baptist Church
5600 MacDonald Rd.
PEACE LUTHERAN ELCIC 1204-30th Avenue 545-5787 Fax: 545-2267
GOOD FRIDAY 10am Worship EASTER SUNDAY 10am Worship with Holy Communion & Sunday School Pastor Richard D. Schulz
250-545-1536 VERNON FAMILY CHURCH A Place to call “Home” 3508-25th Ave • 545-7978 Next to Lincoln Lanes Bowling Afﬁliated with the PAOC of Canada
Sunday Worship 10am Wed. Bible Study 7pm Friday Coffee House 7pm Pastor Dithmar Molzahn
Welcome to P.V. Church 6161 P.V. Road
Don’t like just being a number, no opportunity to serve or use your gifts? Come join others Starting a new church work.
10:30am Service Communion & the Ordinance of Feetwashing
10:30am Service (No evening service) ~ Pastor Gary Glanz ~
Join us for the Celebration of Easter Sunday 10:30 A.M.
Emmanuel Fellowship Baptist
Eckankar Vernon invites you to an ECK Worship Service to explore the theme:
Interim Pastor: Al Perry 250-542-7435
3412 - 15 Avenue (Mission Hill) 250-545-5941
Sunday, April 4th Sunday Morning Worship Services at 9:00am & 10:45am Pancake Breakfast served between services “The Resurrection” Pastor Robert Murdock
10:45am Service translated into Punjabi Everyone Welcome! Programs for all ages
5661 Silver Star Road, Vernon 250-549-3095 GOOD FRIDAY COMMUNION SERVICE 7PM EASTER SUNDAY CELEBRATION SERVICE 9AM & 11AM “ALIVE” Sunday School for Children Grade 1 & under during the service
LEAD PASTOR: LARRY WOELKE ASSOCIATE PASTOR: GREG SUMNER
Blessings and Gratitude Date: April 4, 2010, 11am – Noon Location: Halina Centre Club Room In the Greater Vernon Recreation Centre 3310 - 37th Ave. Info: 250-307-6677 www.eckankar.org
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CAPRICORN DEC. 22-JAN. 19) Don’t forsake one you’ve been involved with for a long time, especially for someone new you just met. You can pursue new interests without giving up an old friend.
TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) If you’ve been working on anything of significance, try to solidify it now, especially if it involves a joint endeavor. Everything is likely to run smoothly for both you and your partner.
AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 19) Lady Luck is more likely to repeat her favors in areas that have made the most of her good offerings. Don’t do anything to rock the boat, when everything’s going so smoothly for you.
GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) Tough times are finally shifting in a favorable direction, so do what you can to turn any condition that has to do with your work or career into something you’d be proud to be part of.
PISCES (FEB. 20-MARCH 20) Take a long-range view on your life instead of focusing only on the immediate. As you broaden your perspective on things, fresh opportunities will become more evident with time.
CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) Stop leaving everything up to others, especially when it involves your material security. Check out what you can do to take a more direct control over that which affects your livelihood.
Things are about to change in the year ahead for those of you who have not been shown proper recognition for a job well done. An excellent job change is indicated for those who deserve more.
LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) This is an excellent day to enlarge your range of social interests if you are amenable. By meeting new people, new groups, or getting into new activities, you can expand your life considerably. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) That which is old hat can be repurposed in new situations or activities, so don’t forsake anything that has worked so well for you in the past. Today is all about blending. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 23) A new financial trend you’re watching may be starting off slow, but it is likely to gain substantial momentum with time. Becoming part of it while it is still new will yield you much down the line. SCORPIO (OCT. 24-NOV. 22) It’s not the time to throw in the towel on a matter that hasn’t taken off as quickly as you had anticipated. Proper compensation or rewards for this endeavor can still materialize in the long term. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 23-DEC. 21) It might not appear so to you right now, but major improvements in your social life are indicated for the times ahead. Appreciation of others needs time to develop.
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Legislation paves way for HST TOM FLETCHER
an annual HST credit services because com- a value-added tax sys- it eliminates all that of $230 per person for panies have to pay it tem, and that’s why 130 cascading tax that gets Finance Minister qualified lower-income on materials and equip- countries around the built into the cost of Colin Hansen intro- people, which will be ment they use. world have adopted val- goods before you buy duced legislation paid every three months “That’s the value of ue-added taxes, because them,” Hansen said. Tuesday to wind up along with GST and the provincial sales tax carbon tax credits that to make are already proway for a vided. harmoSpeaking nized sales to reporters tax, saying Tuesday, Hansen the govdenied that the ernment B.C. Liberals were intends to breaking a prompass it by ise by adopting April 29. Colin Hansen the HST. Seizing Party headthe issue q u a r t e r s that has responded to a pushed the survey before the B.C. Liberal May 2009 elecgoverntion, saying the ATTENTION LOG HOME OWNERS, DEALERS AND CONTRACTORS ment’s B.C. Liberal Party popularity platform did not Join us for a FREE SEMINAR and HANDS ON DEMONSTRATION to a record contemplate the from Kathy Murdock of Perma-Chink Systems. low, NDP HST. Carole James critics “Nobody in Join us for a FREE SEMINAR and HANDS ON DEMONSTRATION began their the B.C. Liberal from Kathy Murdock of Perma-Chink Systems. This session will month-long assault on Party or in this governtrain the do-it-yourself homeowner and experienced contractor the HST by focusing on ment has ever promised about product application and log home maintenance. the loss of provincial that the HST would tax exemptions for fuel- never come in,” Hansen Saturday, April 10th, 2010, 9:00am to 12:00pm Kamloops Convention Centre – Ida Room 1250 Rogers Way Kamloops, BC efficient vehicles and said. Snacks & refreshments will be provided. appliances. He said about 60 per “What’s clear is they cent of the PST is paid threw their climate at the consumer level, For more information or to reserve seating, contact Jamie Sherwood change agenda out the but the remaining 40 Toll Free: 1.877.846.7502 Local: 250.374.3151 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org window and brought per cent is built into in their HST agenda,” the price of goods and YOUR BUILDING MATERIALS EXPERTS NDP leader Carole James said. Combining the provincial and federal sales tax into a 12-per-cent HST effective July 1 prevents B.C. and Ontario from offering their own 250-545-1300 exemptions, such as the $2,000 break for hybrid vehicles that B.C. has COME SEE WHY THESE HOMES ARE DIFFERENT… been offering. It will also extend the seven-per-cent proCOPPER MTN VILLAS COPP vincial sales tax to a • Fantas Fantastic view range of services that • Gated adult community are not currently covmaintenance • No ma ered, including haircuts, movie tickets and res• Double stud exterior walls taurant meals. ﬂoor plans to choose from • 6 ﬂoo B.C.’s legislation $ eliminates the PST and Starting at creates a transition to 1404 Copper Mountain Court the HST, introducing a provincial credit for To view, call Charlie at Century 21 … 250-549-2103 HST payable on residential energy use. CERTIFIED BUILT GREEN BRITISH COLUMBIA HOMES: It also introduces • SAVE ENERGY and MONEY NOW while increasing the value of your home later. Black Press
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Bridge by Phillip Alder Yesterday, I mentioned that declarer should never forget the basic methods of gaining extra tricks: rufﬁng a loser in the shorter trump hand, establishing a long suit, and so on. The same applies to defenders. This deal highlights one play that many ﬁnd hard to execute -- but not you! Here, for your partner’s beneﬁt, is an example. Your partner is West, on defense against four hearts. He leads the diamond ace: 10, two, six. How should he continue? In the auction, South must bid one heart in advance of his partner’s takeout double. His hand is not strong enough for one notrump, which would show 6-9 points. (When you face
this situation, bidding with a potentially useless hand, make your call in a normal voice. Do not whisper so quietly that only your front teeth hear.) What defensive tricks can West see? Only one heart and two diamonds. (East must have at least three diamonds because he would have started a highlow with a doubleton.) But where might a fourth winner come from? Not spades, diamonds or clubs. That leaves only the trump suit. West should cash the diamond king and play a third diamond. Here, declarer takes that trick on the board and calls for the heart king, but West wins with his ace
and leads his last diamond, which produces a trump promotion. Clever! Never forget that after you have taken all possible side-suit tricks, give a ruff-and-sluff. It might fatally undermine declarer’s trump holding.
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RONALD WAYNE LANGERAK Ronald Wayne Langerak, of Vernon, passed away peacefully on March 27, 2010 at the age of 63. He will be sadly missed by the Langerak family; Doris, Joyce, Lisa (Derek), April (Brad), Andrew (Hailey) and many good friends. Ron will be forever remembered for his quirky sense of humor, love of reading and the joy he found in the outdoors. Family and friends will celebrate his life on Saturday, April 3, 2010. Friends are invited to stop by his home between 1:00pm and 4:00pm for music, food and "Ronnie" stories.
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A single star can light the dark. A single smile can warm the heart. A single hand can lift a life. A single voice can speak the truth. A single life can make a difference.
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Thank you I would like to thank our friends at the Vernon Recreation Centre Pool & everyone else who sent cards, ﬂowers, food & kind words at the time of Gordie’s passing in December.
God bless, Flo French
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ARE you highly motivated and looking for a home based online business? Flexible hours, free training, great income and incentives, real support. www.greenlivingconnection.ca Dairy Distribution Business for sale. Dairy Distribution Business for products of national leading dairy supplier in the Vernon, Armstrong & Lumby area for sale. Sales and small business experience beneﬁcial. Excellent revenue opportunity. Requires investment and good physical condition. Serious enquiries only please. Call for more info. 250260-8174. Desperate housewives! Get to know your kids again! Your home, your business. www.pegsminiofﬁce.com DON’T GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAMS! Start your homebased business today! Minimal investment with proven business plan; Repay investment in 2 months; Unlimited international potential. Call Nancy 250-689-6455 for details. For sale bottled water company. Work 10hrs per week, Earn 20,000/year, Room for growth. Asking $39,000 250558-8791 ask for Victor. HIGHLY PROFITABLE recession proof business looking to expand. Email info@TechProSolutions.ca or call (250) 540-8898. ONLINE TRAINERS NEEDED Earn full time $$, work part time hrs. Turn 5-10 hrs per week into $2000-$4000 monthly. www.123bossfree.com PRESSURE Washing Business for sale, equipment & cube van. Call 250-260-8473 WORKING FROM home and loving it!! Turn 10 hours a week into $1500+ a month. www.danutarun4freedom.com Working partner for building supply/paint/ﬂooring store, Vernon. 1-250-717-7488.
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This day we do remember, a loving thought we give to one no longer with us, but in our hearts still live
With over 220 locations, Kal Tire is the largest independently owned tire dealer in Canada. Our business philosophy centers on exceeding our customers’ expectations and relies on our entrepreneurial team members to provide exceptional customer service. We are seeking an OpenEdge/Progress Developer to participate in the maintenance and support of Kal Tire applications deployed to production, speciﬁcally the KINS system. This is a contract position with work performed on-site at the Kal Tire Vernon Ofﬁce. Applicants should have senior level developer experience, with a minimum of 3 years OpenEdge/Progress experience. A detailed job description and list of qualiﬁcations along with further information regarding Kal Tire may be viewed on our website at www.kaltire.com/careers. Interested applicants should submit their resumes to Jolene Campbell, at Kal Tire, 2501–48th Ave., P.O. Box 1240, Vernon, BC, V1T 6N6 or fax 250-558-3296 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by April 12th, 2010.
Forever Loved By your wife, children, grandchildren In Memory of
Michael Semeniuk Jan 6, 1976 - Apr 2, 2005
Those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed, and very dear. Five years have passed, Since you were with us last. Fond memories will always last, Of a life lived too fast. Loved and missed by Don, Bonnie and Angela Semeniuk
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With over 220 locations, Kal Tire is the largest independently owned tire dealer in Canada. Our business philosophy centers on exceeding our customers’ expectations and relies on our entrepreneurial team members to provide exceptional customer service. Are you a recent graduate with a passion for Linux who is looking for a career? Kal Tire is seeking a team member to join the Information Services department that has a technical aptitude, strong customer service skills, thrives on being challenged and is a team player. In this position you will be mentored to support the 300+ UNIX and Linux servers within Kal Tire. On occasion travel to Kal Tire locations may be required. This is a full time position reporting to the Manager of Network Services. A detailed job description and list of qualiﬁcations along with further information regarding Kal Tire may be viewed on our website at www.kaltire.com/careers. In addition to a competitive salary range and beneﬁts package, employees share in a company-wide proﬁt sharing plan that recognizes individual and team contributions. Interested applicants should submit their resumes to Jolene Campbell, at Kal Tire, 2501–48th Ave., P.O. Box 1240, Vernon, BC, V1T 6N6 or fax 250-558-3296 or email email@example.com by April 17th, 2010.
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SUSTAINABILITY COORDINATOR (TEMPORARY)
The Regional District of North Okanagan is seeking a ﬁll the position of Sustainability Coordinator on a temporary basis to cover for a maternity leave from April 19, 2010 until at least January 31, 2011, with a possibility of extension to April 22, 2011. Reporting to the General Manager, Planning and Building, the Sustainability Coordinator is responsible for the promotion and implementation of the principles of sustainability into all aspects of the organization’s activities, as well as within the community. The incumbent is responsible for day-to-day operations of the sustainability program, and will be expected to ensure the continuation of speciﬁc projects. A list of qualiﬁcations, along with further information regarding the Regional District of North Okanagan may be viewed on our website at www.rdno.ca. Applications, quoting Competition No. 10-07 will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 9, 2010 to:
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Kal Tire is seeking a qualiﬁed individual to provide administrative support to the Health and Safety Department. This position is full time, Monday to Friday. The primary focus of the position available will be to provide administrative support to the Safety Department. Tasks will include typing letters, memos, taking minutes, updating manuals and developing forms. As well, maintaining safety meeting minutes, and coordinating schedules, meetings and safety training courses. A detailed job description and list of qualiﬁcations along with further information regarding Kal Tire may be viewed on our website at www.kaltire.com/careers. Interested applicants should submit their resumes to Jolene Campbell, at Kal Tire, 2501-48th Avenue, PO Box 1240, Vernon, BC, V1T 6N6, fax 250-558-3296 or email email@example.com by April 9th, 2010.
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PLANNER The Regional District of North Okanagan is seeking a ﬁll the position of Planner. Reporting to the General Manager, Planning and Building, the Planner is responsible for reviewing and processing land use applications for both electoral areas and member municipalities, and presenting applications to the Board of Directors and/or Municipal Councils as required. This position offers an annual salary range of $63,318.60 - $73,299.24, as well as a comprehensive beneﬁts package. A list of qualiﬁcations, along with further information regarding the Regional District of North Okanagan may be viewed on our website at www.rdno.ca. Applications, quoting Competition No. 10-08 will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 16, 2010 to: Human Resources Ofﬁcer Regional District of North Okanagan 9848 Aberdeen Road, Coldstream, BC V1B 2K9 Fax: (250) 550-3723 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No telephone or e-mail enquiries please.
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Cook wanted for evening shifts at busy Armstrong Restaurant. Fax resume to 250-546-8039
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required for the New Vernon Kia. Skills should include a professional, friendly telephone manner, proﬁciency with internet related tasks and good organizational skills. Please email your resume with cover letter to the General Mgr., email@example.com
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ACCOUNTS PAYABLE SUPERVISOR Kal Tire is Canada’s largest independent tire dealer, with over 220 locations, along with a warehousing and distribution network, retreading facilities and mining tire operations. We are seeking a motivated and experienced Supervisor to join our Accounts Payable team at our ofﬁce in Vernon. This is an exciting opportunity for individuals wishing to further their career with the support and assistance of the Kal Tire organization. A detailed job description, list of qualiﬁcations along with information regarding Kal Tire may be viewed on our website at www.kaltire.com/careers. In addition to a competitive salary range and beneﬁts package, employees share in a company-wide proﬁt sharing plan that recognizes individual and team contributions.
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CITY OF ARMSTRONG CAREER OPPORTUNITY The City of Armstrong is a growing, progressive community, located in the Spallumcheen Valley, 15 minutes north of the City of Vernon on Highway 97A. Our location in the beautiful North Okanagan allows for a quality lifestyle with access to many sport and cultural amenities close by while living in the Heart of Country. The City of Armstrong is continuing to see residential growth and in addition to currently seeing completion of a $2.4 million UV Water Treatment Plant, is about to implement the Residential component of a fully metered water system. The City of Armstrong has a small, dedicated staff complemented with the use of contracted service providers. We are seeking an experienced, energetic and enthusiastic professional to join our team in the capacity of Chief Financial Ofﬁcer. Please visit our web site www.cityofarmstrong.bc.ca, particularly the Finance section - read our Financial Plan and our 2008 Annual Report - to ﬁnd out a little bit about us. Look under Employment Opportunities for the complete Job Description and other pertinent policies. If you think we are a ﬁt, we would be pleased to receive your cover letter/resume sent to: Patti Ferguson, City Administrator City of Armstrong 3570 Bridge Street, PO Box 40 Armstrong, BC V0E 1B0 firstname.lastname@example.org The closing date for receipt of applications is 5:00 p.m., Friday, April 9, 2010.
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PERMANENT PART TIME POSITION Approx. 25/hr per week Apply in person with resume 1220 Kal Lake Road.
Busy Appliance Centre in Cranbrook BC is currently looking for an appliance technician. This is a full time position. Wages negotiable upon experience. If you are a take charge type of person, please apply to Box 185, c/o Kootenay Advertiser, 1510-2nd St N., Cranbrook, BC, V1C 3L2. CAREGIVER needed P/T position. Leave contact info or resume at Box #7 c/o The Morning star 4407 25th Ave. Vernon BC or email: email@example.com
COOK & COOK’S ASSISTANT: needed for children’s summer camp, see www.camphurlburt.com “staff” for details. Closing date April 19th, 2010 ESTABLISHED underground construction company requires highly skilled professional pipe layers, equipment operators, truck drivers, ﬂaggers, concrete ﬁnishers & foremen. Strong work ethics and extensive experience are mandatory. The successful applicant will be self driven, have an aptitude for the construction industry and a high level of motivation. As well, they will pass a mandatory skills and safety written exam and drug testing. Top wages and extensive beneﬁts pkg offered only to those that have a strong desire to be successful and maintain the highest standard of work results & ethics on a long term basis. Please apply in person to BC Underground, #203-171 Commercial Drive, Kelowna BC,
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Interested applicants should submit their resumes to Jolene Campbell, at Kal Tire, 2501–48th Ave., P.O. Box 1240, Vernon, BC, V1T 6N6 or fax 250-558-3296 or email email@example.com by April 17th, 2010.
Kal Tire is Canada’s largest independently owned tire dealer servicing the commercial and consumer markets throughout Canada. The company is headquartered in Vernon, BC, and has over 220 company-owned and associate dealer stores, 10 retread facilities, 1 OTR plant, 4 warehouses and approximately 3,500 employees. Kal Tire’s Sales team is looking for a Technical Support & Sales Coordinator provide technical, operational and sale support focused on our Tire Pressure and Temperature Condition Monitoring System (TTT). Our TTT system has been designed as a wireless sensing system to monitor tire temperature and pressure in real time during operation. This is an exciting opportunity for a technically minded individual with a passion for sales. You will be a key contributor in the development of industry technical awareness for the TTT system features and the demonstration of the advantages and beneﬁts of these features. In addition to a competitive salary range and beneﬁts package, employees share in a company-wide proﬁt sharing plan that recognizes individual and team contributions. A detailed job description and list of qualiﬁcations along with further information regarding Kal Tire may be viewed on our website at www.kaltire.com/careers. Interested applicants should submit their resumes to Jolene Campbell, at Kal Tire, 2501–48th Ave., P.O. Box 1240, Vernon, BC V1T 6N6 or fax 250-558-3296 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by April 10th, 2010.
Quality Service Analyst – 2 positions $48,406 to $64,052 annually Analysts are responsible for representing CLBC as the primary point of contact for service providers. They perform the lead role in negotiating contracts, with manager approval, reviewing and monitoring contracts for service quality according to CLBC requirements, developing and approving new resources, managing service requests and ensuring crisis response systems and resources are available. Analysts are responsible for negotiating costing details and developing support & service contracts as well as the subsequent ongoing monitoring & evaluation of the services being provided for all agreements (i.e. both contract compliance by service providers as well as quality and appropriateness of services being provided). Analysts review individual support plans when CLBC funding is requested, allocate funded supports and develop CLBC funded services. Analysts work together as a team to identify and resolve systemic issues and service gaps. They also perform an active role in the allocation and management of local budgets to ensure the equitable, consistent and portable allocation of resources. The safety, security & well being of adults and their families is paramount. Qualiﬁcations: Bachelor’s degree with human services orientation or equivalent education and experience. Experience working in Community Living ﬁeld with adults with developmental disabilities & their families. For a complete list of qualiﬁcations and duties please review the job description at www.communitylivingbc.ca Transportation arrangements must meet operational requirements of CLBC. Use of own vehicle on expenses. Successful applicant is subject to both Criminal Record Review and Police Record Checks.
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Must be able to work under direct supervision yet be a self starter that knows how to use and care for tools and equipment. Full-time position with full beneﬁts. Drop resumes off at: 4801 27th St. or email: email@example.com. ATTENTION MAINTENANCE DEPT.
• Experience in moving trailers, 5th wheels and Motorhomes. • Some cleaning and detailing of RV’s • Drivers abstract required • You must be productive, organized and have an excellent work ethic. Please drop off resume to: Mike Rosman RV, 6395 Hwy 97 N, Vernon, BC V1B 3R4 or fax to: (250) 545-1632 Attention: Therron Romanovitch, Service Manager
JOURNEYMAN RV TECHNICIAN • 3 years minimum experience as a Journeyman required • Full beneﬁts and competitive wages • You must be productive, organized and have an excellent work ethic. Please drop off resume to: Mike Rosman RV, 6395 Hwy 97 N, Vernon, BC V1B 3R4 or fax to: (250) 545-1632 Attention: Therron Romanovitch, Service Manager
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