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Municipalities facing $156,000 bill ROGER KNOX
We’re as responsible as anybody.” Byron Sayer, parks and recreation comTheir new swimming pool has swamped mission manager explained that the pool Armstrong-Spallumcheen’s parks and recre- construction was the major factor in the ation budget. overrun. Both municipal councils heard Thursday “Wages were the biggest component,” that the year-to-date parks and said Sayer, who started his new job recreation operating expendiin August. tures were $131,579 over bud“Interior Health requirements for get projections, mainly because on-site first aid, and additional lifeof the construction of the new guards compounded on having staff aquatic centre, which opened performing on construction and this summer. cleaning duties.” Add to that a $25,000 shortThe total capital cost of the pool fall in revenues and the commuwas $2.5 million. Dave Brew nities are on the hook for more Mark Faubert, vice-president than $156,000. of Canlan Ice Sports, which man“I’m very disappointed in the results,” ages Armstrong-Spallumcheen Parks and said Dave Brew, a Spallumcheen council- Recreation, explained that one account for lor and parks and recreation commission the pool was set up and approved by the member. commission, and all capital and operating “The commission sat in on all of this. costs came out of that account.
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According to Faubert, invoices filed late during the construction process helped lead to the added expenditures. “They’re all legitimate invoices, it’s just the timing of them,” said Faubert, who also took blame for the high numbers presented to the councils. “As the invoices came in, they started to mount up and we began to realize there would be a challenge in meeting cash flows and payroll.” Besides the pool, there is a $55,000 cost overrun on the Nor-Val Sports Centre due to wages, a retirement package and an emergency need to rebuild a compressor in the ice plant. Wages and utilities helped result in an $18,000 overrun at the Hassen Arena, and the commission spent $13,000 on full-colour recreation guides this year. The commission had hoped to bring in more revenue at Nor-Val but, to date, are
more than $29,000 short of its goal. Sayer said minor hockey has been cancelling ice on a regular basis – 56.5 hours worth $4,000 so far – and there have been no house or three-on-three hockey tournaments as budgeted. Both Faubert and Armstrong Mayor Chris Pieper admitted revenue projections at the arena were over-zealous. “I think we had over-ambitious expectations on what we could do as far as selling ice in the arena and were overly optimistic on what our expenses would be,” said Pieper. Ryan Nitchie, an Armstrong councillor, would like to see parks and recreation’s budget increased at the beginning of the year, during budget deliberations, and not at the end. Members of both Spallumcheen and Armstrong councils must now determine how to fund the shortfall before the end of the year.
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News Clowning around pays off for students ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff
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Standup comedian James Cunningham (left) gives Vernon Secondary School student Lane Haller $5 for a correct â€“ and hilarious â€“ answer during his Funny Money presentation Thursday. â€œThose are all bad signs,â€? smiled Cunningham, after hearing applause on all of the items. He pointed out to the students that last year in North America teenagers spent $100 billion, but earned only $5.6 billion. â€œYouâ€™re spending 20 times more than your bringing in,â€? said Cunningham. â€œYou have no idea where your money is going or where itâ€™s coming from.â€?
Concerns grow about children in poverty The sad reality is there are local children living in poverty. Members of the North Okanagan Early Childhood Development Coalition are urging local jurisdictions and residents to take action over what they see as a growing trend of children not having enough to eat, a Lynne Reside safe place to live or clothes to wear. â€œThe high cost of housing is one of the reasons children are not getting proper nutrition,â€?
said Lynne Reside, coalition co-ordinator. Forty-six per cent of the clients at the Vernon food bank are families with children, while the number of families has increased at the Upper Room Mission. â€œMost poor families are in the paid workforce,â€? said Reside, adding that if the parent is earning minimum wage, there is little money left for food and other essentials once the rent and utilities are paid. Besides housing, another critical issue facing families and children is the lack of transportation, and Reside says these matters must be considered when municipalities are developing long-term plans. She is asking the City of Vernon to become a full partner in the coalition and to become a
childrenâ€™s advocate. â€œThis has been done in other communities,â€? said Reside. Itâ€™s a role that Coun. Buffy Baumbrough believes the City of Vernon should willingly accept. â€œIn our decision making, we need to consider how our decisions affect children,â€? she said, adding that the city has already been making some progress. â€œWeâ€™re already focusing on affordable housing and transportation and those have a big impact on children.â€? Advocacy groups state that one in six children in Canada live in poverty. â€œB.C. has the highest child poverty rate in Canada,â€? said Reside.
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yrel Lutsenkoâ€™s parents label him an impulsive buyer. And the Vernon Secondary School Grade 10 student doesnâ€™t argue that description. Lutsenko would have $5 in his pocket and go buy lunch rather than save the cash. But now, after attending a 45-minute presentation from standup comedian and lecturer James Cunningham Thursday, Lutsenko has better plans for his money. â€œI want to go to Russia next summer and after the talk this morning, Iâ€™ve learned how to save my money,â€? said Lutsenko. â€œHis presentation was amazing, really inspiring. His humour was awesome. I wanted to hear more of what he was saying instead of having some guy come in and talk and just give us facts that would have me sleeping. He had me laughing and listening.â€? In one hour, Cunningham showed VSS students â€“ and staff â€“ the basics of personal finances so theyâ€™re better prepared for the financial realities of life after high school. Titled Funny Money, Cunninghamâ€™s presentation combined comedy and audience participation in order to make a lasting impression on students such as Lutsenko. â€œThe Funny Money mission is
Using student volunteers, for which those selected were given $5, other students were given a loonie for their answers, Cunningham instilled a three-point philosophy on the students: Know Your Flow, Control What You Owe and Invest Some Dough, pointing out that someone who invests $100 a month, at age 28, into a mutual fund will see that money grow to more than $273,000 by age 65. However, someone who is 18 and does the same thing, while paying $12,000 more over the time period, will earn more than $625,000. Cunningham also gave away $50 to the winner of a six-student â€œfinancial dance movesâ€? contest, as voted on by the student body, as long as they could correctly remember all three of his main points. The winner did and vowed to invest it. Cunningham, who also spoke at Clarence Fulton Secondary while in Vernon, has performed his lecture in front of high school, college and university students in Canada and the U.S. since 1998. Funny Money has received two lecture of the year awards from the Canadian Organization of Campus Activities, COCAâ€™s 2009 hall of fame award and the York Region medal of honour for, â€œsignificantly improving the lives and futures of Canadian students.â€?
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Service may stop to bands ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff
Two Indian bands may not have the services of the ArmstrongSpallumcheen Fire Department during emergencies. At a joint ArmstrongSpallumcheen council meeting Thursday, it was recommended that the township and city advise the Okanagan and Splats’in bands that the fire department is unable to respond to future calls for fire assistance. A major concern is if ArmstrongSpallumcheen firefighters and their equipment are helping with a fire on band land and a fire breaks out in either the township or city. The township and city had met with OKIB officials to discuss coming up with a mutual aid or fee-for-service agreement. The ArmstrongSpallumcheen Fire Department helped out with two fires on band land earlier this year. Both Mayor Will Hansma, of Spallumcheen, and Chris Pieper, of Armstrong, had given authorization for the fire department to attend both blazes. Armstrong Coun. Ryan Nitchie called the situation a moral dilemma, and questioned why the onus had been put on the township and city to provide additional fire protection. “The Okanagan Indian Band is respon-
“I thought we had a better relationship.” — Wayne Christian sible for providing fire protection for the people on their land,” said Nitchie. John Trainor, a councillor for Armstrong, was opposed to entering into a fee-for-service agreement. “We would become a de factor fire department that would double the size of what we’re supposed to look after,” said Trainor. Another problem is the fire department being sent to areas outside its boundary by fire dispatch. The joint council recommendation also includes letting fire dispatch know that the local department would not attend fires outside their area. The recommen-
dation caught both Chief Fabian Alexis, of the Okanagan Indian Band, and Chief Wayne Christian, of the Splats’in First Nation, by surprise. “I’m a little confused because we met with both sides a few weeks back and were looking at a mutual aid agreement but realized it wasn’t quite encompassing for us, but then we were looking at a fee-for-service agreement,” said Alexis. The Okanagan Indian Band has its own fire department. “I’m surprised. We do realize there is huge liability concerns if they do come on to the reserve. We are working towards a fee-forservice agreement, but
our council needs to be appraised of that,” said Alexis. “I don’t know what’s the alternative. We do have a small fire department. We were working towards an agreement. Now I’m wondering if there’s something else they know that they haven’t communicated with us.” The Splats’in First Nation does not have its own volunteer fire department, and does have a mutual aid agreement with the City of Enderby’s volunteer department. Christian finds it interesting that neither the township or city contacted his band about the meeting. “I thought we had a better relationship with local government, obviously we don’t,” said Christian. “It concerns me that they didn’t have the courtesy to contact us to have dialogue and discussion around these issues.”
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City considers ban on water bottles RICHARD ROLKE
environmental concerns and other alternatives Taking a drink from existing. a plastic water bottle “We should look could eventuat what ally be frowned Va n c o u ve r on in Vernon. has done and City council what can we has asked the do to ensure environmental awareness of advisory comtap water,” mittee if there said Coun. should be a Mary-Jo policy restrict- Mary-Jo O’Keefe O’Keefe. ing the use of “ Pe o p l e bottled water should be because of apparent aware of environmenMorning Star Staff
tal issues with water bottles.” Among them is the energy needed to produce bottles, ship them to market and then to recycle the bottles. “There are also groundwater issues if they (manufacturers) are removing water from aquifers,” said Coun. Buffy Baumbrough. It was also pointed out that Greater Vernon recently spent $20 million to treat domestic
water coming from the Duteau Creek source, and a further $20 million could be needed for filtration of the source. “We should promote tap water especially because it’s safe,” said O’Keefe. “It’s a habit to get a bottle of water and we don’t need it here.” O’Keefe believes community interests should come before free enterprise. “People have a right
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REDUCE WATER USE NOTICE – FOOTHILLS AREA The construction of the Kalamalka Lake – Duteau Creek Interconnect project requires the drainage of the large water supply main serving our customers in the Foothills area of Vernon. The line will need to be drained two or three times this winter. This important work allows the utility to put Kalamalka Lake water into the Duteau system or Duteau water into the Kalamalka system when conditions warrant. These works will signiﬁcantly reduce the risk of a water supply outage to Greater Vernon. The utility is therefore requesting our domestic water customers in the Foothills area to reduce their water use, where possible, for the period starting the morning of Monday November 29th and ending the evening of Tuesday November 30th unless otherwise notiﬁed. This includes but is not limited to: • Reducing clothes washing; • Home car washing • Reduce other cleaning that requires water • Making backyard ice rinks Greater Vernon Water is taking additional measures to lessen the impact of the reduced water supply, and a notiﬁcation will be updated as the project progresses. If you have any questions, please contact Greater Vernon Water at 250-550-3700.
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to one lane versus two lanes,” said Pieper. “Some say it’s a waste of money.” A plan to reconfigure part of Armstrong’s downAmong those is Karl Bensmiller who, in an town core is coming under public scrutiny. eight-page letter to council, said the idea, “creates The city is contemplating upgrading Pleasant a number of potential traffic and safety hazards, Valley Boulevard from Shepherd’s Home reduces customer access to local businesses Hardware at Mill Street to Margarieta’s and opens the door to many future traffic Place at Okanagan Street by widening and logistical nightmares in the downtown the sidewalks, reducing the two-lane, core. one-way street to one lane of traffic to “I do not feel that the proposed upgrades provide legal parking spots, and adding create an environment that is safer, or more a bicycle lane. effective than what currently exists,” wrote “A lot of people are for and against Bensmiller. the proposed bike lane,” said Mayor Kerry Korberg wrote to ask that the proChris Pieper, of the lane which is part posed changes to Pleasant Valley Boulevard Chris Pieper of the active transportation plan adoptbe delayed to give the public a chance to ed last year by council. “The biggest explore alternatives. problem is the bike lane starts nowhere and goes “In these very difficult economic times, it seems nowhere. But if we don’t start somewhere, when puzzling to push this project through when there is do we start?” no urgency, no apparent demand or need for these The plan calling for the current two-lane, one- changes, ” wrote Korberg. way street to be made into one lane would help The city has budgeted between $350,000 and with parking. $400,000 for the project if it’s approved. Currently, a pickup truck parked diagonally Council is still taking public input on the matter along the street has a good part of its back end out until the end of the month. into the first lane, said the mayor. Once that’s finished, the city’s engineering The redesign would reduce the number of park- department will finish off a plan and design and ing stalls along the boulevard from 51 to 49. bring it back to council. “We’ve received quite a few letters against the If the project is given the green light, it’s expectre-development of that area, primarily reducing it ed construction would start in the spring. Morning Star Staff
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ootenay East MLA Bill Bennett became the political equivalent of a suicide bomber, detonating his career in a manner calculated to do maximum damage to the B.C. Liberal Party. He did plenty, with the help of an uncritical city media that fawned over him as they did earlier with Blair Lekstrom, the last rebel without a clue to become the ex-energy minister. Lekstrom at least showed some respect for parliamentary tradition as he rode his Harley back to Dawson Creek this spring, unable to face the onset of the HST that he had helped vote into place only weeks before. When he could no longer support the governTom Fletcher ment, he quietly left cabinet and caucus, saying nice things about good intentions. Bennett figured he could stay in cabinet while forcing Premier Gordon Campbell out early. When that didn’t work, he lashed out with high drama and unsubstantiated claims. His most specific claim was that Campbell bullied three women into quitting politics: Carole Taylor, Olga Ilich and Christy Clark. Clark denied it. Neither Taylor nor Ilich dignified Bennett’s rant with a response, but a couple of things are obvious. Campbell recruited both, despite their reluctance to leave successful business careers. Both were visibly appalled at what goes on in elections and the B.C. Legislature, and stoically finished their terms before getting out. Bennett predicted that “more and more” MLAs would come forward with tales of Campbell’s atrocities. The sound you are hearing is crickets. No one, past or present, has backed him up. Bennett’s other mewlings are hardly worth mentioning. His bipartisan “outdoor caucus” idea was spurned by the NDP more than by Campbell. Kootenay Bill now says he never wanted to
go into politics. He was happy fishin’ and lawyerin’ in Cranbrook when he looked up and saw the socialist hordes gathered at the gates again. Our seasoned bar fighter glanced around him, but no other warrior for free enterprise was stepping up. So, reluctantly, he did. This, as Bennett would say, is bull shit. No current politician has so manifestly lusted after high office as he has. After replacing Lekstrom in the vital energy portfolio, Bennett described to me how he had always put it at the top of his wish list whenever Campbell asked him what cabinet role he would like. (Apparently Campbell didn’t always belittle and spit on him.) It’s worth noting Bennett’s performance as an MLA and minister. He got re-elected by a thin margin last year with the help of a racially tinged advertisement targeting his aboriginal opponent’s tax status. After being named to the energy job, he proclaimed himself a climate change “denier.” Then he waded into the Prosperity mine dispute, announcing to me that an unprecedented mine royalty sharing deal was in the works with a couple of other aboriginal groups, and a similar offer would be made publicly to the militant Tsilhqot’in National Government that claims the Prosperity site. That offer never came, so swift and vehement was the reaction by the Tsilhqot’in. Gee, do you think private talks might have been a good idea rather than letting them learn of the offer from the Williams Lake Tribune Campbell intends to go out in the style of the real Bill Bennett. Kelowna Bill won three elections and remained premier until his successor was chosen at a convention in Whistler in 1986. When that turned out be Bill Vander Zalm, Kelowna Bill hoisted his hand, thanked the party for its support, and served quietly as MLA for Okanagan South until his successor for that job was chosen. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com. email@example.com
Politicians in Armstrong and Spallumcheen are in an unenviable situation as they try and resolve a financial crisis. A joint council meeting Thursday revealed year-to-date parks and recreation operating expenditures are $131,579 over budget projections, and revenue has dropped $25,000. In terms of the budget going out the window, there were higher wages and invoices not paid on time during construction of the aquatic centre. How did the process fall apart? Some groups have opted not to book space at Nor-Val Sports Centre, but it’s obvious that initial revenue calculations were completely unrealistic. “The commission sat in on all of this. We’re as responsible as anybody,” said Dave Brew, a parks and recreation commission member. There’s no question the elected officials and administrators need to admit the finances went off course on their watch. But ultimately it will be taxpayers left holding the bag. Both municipal councils must now determine how to deal with the $156,000 needed to balance the books, and there are very few options. One could see residential taxes hiked in 2011, but that will be onerous on residents and businesses struggling with the recession. Money could be taken out of reserves, but eventually those funds will need to be replaced for other projects, and that will also translate into higher taxes. The other option is gutting services but that option would prove to be the least popular of all. Unfortunately, tough decisions can’t be avoided and that means residents will pay the price for the bureaucracy going off-course.
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EDITOR: GLENN MITCHELL
Leave the new law alone
would like to offer a different view to your editorial in the Nov. 10 paper. We’re being led to believe that the pubs and restaurants will not survive unless the government relaxes the new immediate roadside prohibition (IRP) rule. As I read the news articles, I think back a few years to when the government brought in the non-smoking rules, and the reaction from the Canadian Restaurant Association was the same. Bar and restaurant owners were afraid that people would stay home if they couldn’t enjoy a cigarette with their meals. I’m sure that some did stay home for a time, but after a period of adjustment, they were back at the bars and restaurants socializing with friends, because that’s why people go there. WE DESERVE BETTER Did we elect an MLA or did we just elect another Liberal flock member? In a recent edition of The Morning Star, you, Mr. Foster, were quoted as saying, "Obviously their plan is to overthrow the government," and "Bill Vander Zalm and Chris Delaney (provincial recall organizers) want an NDP government." Are we to believe that Bill Vander Zalm, bon vivant and capitalist extraordinaire, once leader of the right-wing Social Credit Party and ex-premier wants an NDP government? Come on, save it for the troops. That sort of talk is utter rot. What he and all of us want is a competent government that doesn't stumble from crisis, to untruth, back to crisis. We deserve better! You Liberals may be able to provide that but you need to mend your ways and that is what all of this recall and HST hoohah is about; to get your attention. What we don't need is the old "call to arms, man the battlements, the dirty red aggressor, the NDP, are at our gates" garbage that spews forth from all right-wing parties whenever they are in crisis. We need you to stop pointing at them and look to your own house. If you provide good government, you will be elected. If not, enjoy the time off. There are many windmills you can tilt. Your government has imposed the new drinking and driv-
It’s not just chronic alcoholics that cause accidents. Many vehicle crashes happen because drivers can’t react quickly enough in an emergency, and our reaction time is slower after a few drinks. My advice to government is to stay the course, and assist the process with some factual information. Hopefully there are some guidelines that encourage consistency in the use of police discretion. Bar and restaurant operators could encourage designated drivers with non-alcoholic drinks so that they feel included in the festivities. Many already do. Let’s make the streets a little safer this winter, and help reduce the terrible human and financial costs of drinking and driving. Norm and Marlene Clarkson
ing guidelines. As a virtual non-drinker and ofttimes the designated driver, I have no problem with that, but you are trying to change society. Well, perhaps you should look to change some other arcane drinking laws as well. Right now, any neighborhood pub requires so many parking spots that it has to become a large parking lot and invites strangers as well as promotes drinking and driving. As a result, most neighborhoods nix any local watering holes because they don't want the noise of rowdy strangers. So, perhaps you could try changing the regulations, severely cut down the required parking and foster true neighborhood pubs that the locals will patronize while enjoying a pleasant walk or totter. Let's hear some of your ideas and stop spouting the party line. W.C. Brian Worth DAY SPARKS MEMORIES Remembrance Day brings back memories, usually grim but sometimes just unusual. One memory I have is in the latter category. Four airman stationed at Madras, India, on rest leave at the nearby hill station, were enjoying a friendly game of snooker. It was a very close game, so close the black ball was a game ball. Unknown to us, a rattlesnake had crawled up and along a beam directly over the pool table and was no doubt
enjoying the game too. Finally, one player had a setup but just missed it and the ball bounced off that side and slowly, very slowly, headed straight for a pocket on the other side of the table. Was it going to get there? It seemed to hesitate on the edge of the pocket — then toppled in. As it fell, we all shouted. The sudden outburst of noise must have unsettled the snake. It lost its balance, slid of the beam and landed on the middle of the table. Without hesitation, the shooter struck the snake's head, killing it but also wrecking the table base and completely braking the station's only cue. Snooker is a fine game but few games have such a disastrous ending. Gordon Anderson CARING PEOPLE On Oct. 28, I was driving north on 27th Street. Ii was about 11:30 a.m. and it was raining lightly. I was approaching 39th Avenue. The light was red and as we neared the intersection, a nine-year-old boy was riding his bike and going across the intersection. A man in a van knocked the boy off his bike. The reason I am writing this letter is to say I was very impressed at how all drivers stopped and people got out to help the young boy. My granddaughter, who was with me in the car, had a cell phone and she phoned 911. She got out of the
car and went over to the boy so she could give the information to the 911 operator until the ambulance could get there. Also, I would like to thank the person who waited and got the boy's mother or father so they would know what was happening. I sincerely hope the little boy was not seriously hurt. A big thanks to all who stopped to help. It is so great to know there are still caring people in the world and people just stop and help when needed without thinking. Thank you, people of Vernon. Irene Van Doger CONSIDER OPTIONS I have read numerous opinions, mostly good arguments, against the tough drinking-before-driving regulations. It is unfortunate for club owners that bar spending is down 20 to 30 per cent. However, I see this as an opportunity for friends accustomed to socializing while drinking to start some new hobbies: going to the gym, learning tai chi or yoga, playing cards with family, picking up an instrument or song book, etc. As a physiotherapist I, treat countless patients who don't get enough exercise on their day jobs. If you add in two to three hours at the bar, this leaves little quality family time in one's day. I don't see having one beer after
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Neighbourhood wants hall RICHARD ROLKE
sity of having adequate fire protection and emerMorning Star Staff gency services in our high interface area.” A Vernon neighbourhood continues to fight for Furtado says the current response times have improved fire protection. made it difficult for Canadian Lakeview Estates The Lakeview Estates Community residents to get fire insurance. Association has asked city council to “Residents in CLE do not feel that this is include a fire hall on Tronson Road in a frivolous demand nor an item that can be the 2011 budget. set aside for future consideration,” she said. “Our area is in a 14 to 20-minute “Adequate fire protection and emergency zone under the current deployment service is a health and safety matter that system,” said president Isabel Furtado. seriously affects every constituent in this “The recommended response time high interface community.” is nine minutes or less for the first Mayor Wayne Lippert insists the conresponding fire engine with four fire- Isabel Furtado cerns of Canadian Lakeview Estates resifighters assembled at the scene.” dents are being taken seriously. Presently, the closest fire hall is on “Budget discussions are coming up and Okanagan Landing Road, near Lakeshore Road. this plan will be looked at,” he said. Furtado referred to a report from Vernon fire However, Coun. Jack Gilroy believes the request chief Jeff Carlisle that indicates a fire hall in the from the neighbourhood must be balanced with Bella Vista area would reduce response times to a the demands from the entire community. number of areas. “It’s an issue to protect every citizen but we have “The draft project plan identified alternatives to look at the budget implications,” he said. and implications, various milestones and estimated “It’s taxpayers’ money. I’d like to build two costs with a 24-month project timeline,” she said. fire halls (Tronson Road and Predator Ridge) but “We cannot overstate the importance and neces- what’s the cost?”
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Triathlete focus of support KEVIN MITCHELL
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Vernon friends are raising money for professional triathlete Janelle Morrison. The 33-year-old former school teacher remains in a medically-induced coma after a Nov. 21 headon collision west of Revelstoke. “She did a whole lot of damage,” said Glenn Wurtele, of Vernon’s Cougar Canyon. Wurtele’s son Trevor, and daughter-in-law, Heather, are also pro triathletes and know Janelle. “She is going to be in recovery for a long time without any income so she’s going to need some help,” he said. Cougar Canyon and Wendy Schroeder, of The Starting Block, two downtown Vernon businesses, are accepting cash and cheques in support of the popular 2012 Olympic hopeful. Morrison, who is in the Intensive Care Unit at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, has had surgeries on a broken leg and arm, and a torn diaphragm and punctured lung. Her boyfriend, and family from Fort St. John, remain at her side. Morrison, who briefly lived and trained in Vernon before moving to Penticton last July, was en route to Calgary to attend a Spin-a-Thon fundraiser (which was held Nov. 27) for her and TriCommitment teammate Jordan Bryden. Morrison was travelling westbound on the Trans-Canada at about 1 p.m. on Nov. 21 when an oncoming minivan lost control, crossed the centre line and struck her car head on. Both Cougar Canyon and The Starting Block will accept cash, or cheques, payble to TriCommitment, at their front counters for the 2012 Olympic hopeful. “Janelle is an incredible athlete and a great friend,” said Rose Serpico, co-owner of Calgary retailer Tri-It Multisport. “She is a fighter who knows how to push through adversity.” In 2008, Morrison left her full-time job as an elementary school teacher to pursue her Ironman dream in Penticton. In her professional debut at
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Holiday treats put to the test JENNIFER SMITH Morning Star Staff
The Morning Star is looking to expand its palate for the Taste of Christmas. Thanks to submissions from the community, the annual recipe book provides delicious dishes for holiday entertaining (the 2010 issue was published with the Nov. 15 newspaper). And more recently, one local business has stepped up to test the tastes of Christmas and select the winners. “Lucille Harms, with Friesen’s Countrytyme Gardens, generously donated her time and kitchen to test the recipes,” said Sheryll Bissell, Morning Star advertising representative. The newspaper is expanding the Taste of Christmas next year with more recipes, more community involvement and more restaurant participation. “To bring you an even better recipe guide in 2011,” said Bissell. Ideally, she says it would be great if the top recipes could become part of a community tasting event. She envisions bringing business to participating restaurants with members of the community donating to taste test and vote on their favourite recipe. A portion of the donations would then be contributed to a local charity. And the winning recipes awarded. This year’s grand prize winning recipe was the cranberry pumpkin cheesecake, submitted by former Vernon resident Janice Caulien, who now lives in Saskatchewan. She created the reci-
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Lucille Harms, with Friesen’s Countrytyme Gardens, has been busy recreating the many recipes from the Taste of Christmas supplement. pe while visiting her son and grandchildren in Vernon at Thanksgiving this year. She won a $500 gift certificate to Genier’s Appliances for her tasty creation. “The recipe first caught my attention with it’s name. It screamed Christmas,”
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Kick starting Internet history
Filmmaker Christopher Salmon, originally from Vernon, is embarking on an ambitious project with his latest short film, The Price.
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If everything goes his way, on Wednesday Christopher Salmon will have the budget to make his short film project a reality – and will have made Internet history along the way. Salmon, a filmmaker who has long worked in the medium of computer graphic imagery, is attempting to raise the entire amount on a popular crowd-funding website kickstarter.com for his latest short film, The Price, by celebrated and award-winning author Neil Gaiman. According to their website: “Kickstarter. com is a new way to fund creative ideas and ambitious endeavors... (and) is powered by a unique all-or-nothing funding method where
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No other project has, to date, set a target this high. “There were lengthy discussions between myself and my coproducer Nathaniel Hansen on exactly ‘how much’ we should try and raise,” said Salmon.
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Vernon-bred filmmaker stars in ambitious project Continued from A20 “If you compare that figure to other independent or studio productions, a budget of $150,000 for animation is a drop in the bucket... but it’s still a boatload of money, and we feel we have a very real stewardship to utilize these funds as carefully as possible.” Salmon’s idea has already drawn a lot of attention online, including Kickstarter pledges from Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Gaiman himself (who blogged about why he loves this idea) and over 500 other supporters so far. With the recent success of kickstarter projects like the film Blue Like Jazz (who were attempting to raise $125k and finished their campaign with $345k in just 30 days), this very well might serve as a new model of film fundraising. The film will utilize a variety of different techniques to create
The Price, is former Vernon resident Christopher Salmon’s latest short film, which he is raising funds for. the feeling of a graphic novel come-to-life, more 2½-D than typical 3-D animation. With richly designed, highly detailed 3D character models and environments, images will be rendered and ‘filmed’ with a virtual 3-D camera. Money raised through Kickstarter will be used to create all of the designs, high-end 3-D models, original music, special effects and titles, language transcriptions, legal fees, as well as the
process of combining all of these elements: rendering, compositing, sound design and editing. In addition, there are hardware and software needs in order to create everything at high resolution as the finished film will be able to screen theatrically. All of this, according to Salmon, was part of the plan. “This story is worth every cent we can muster-up – we don’t want to short change anyone
(ourselves or the many generous fans) by taking short-cuts. We also want to be able to offer the other talented artists who will be involved along the way compensation for their time and talent – and not have to call in ‘friend-favors.’” The animated fan film of The Price, in addition to the larger budget proj-
ects that have found their way on to Kickstarter in recent months, seem to point to a shift in the way fans, established artists as well as up-and-coming creators, are coming together to make new work. Whether or not the model is sustainable remains to be seen. “All I’ve ever wanted to do is to make movies,” said Salmon. “And Neil’s incredible story is one that touched me deeply – and judging from the amazing fan response so far – one that has touched hundreds of others as well. I can’t wait to make this film.” With nearly 600 backers and counting, it seems that there are many others who share Salmon’s vision for Gaiman’s work. While all signs seem to point in the direction of success, the team has a long way to go to meet
their goal. Christopher Salmon’s The Price kickstarter project runs until Tuesday 11:59 p.m. EST. If the
goal isn’t met by the end of the run, then no funds change hands. To support the project visit http://kck.st/bUQsac.
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At its recent 55th annual general meeting, Venture Training honoured board retirees president Klaus Linemayr and treasurer Cecil Schmidt. Appreciation for their 60 years of combined service was conveyed by executive director Eileen Howells and beautiful paintings created by participants from Venture’s ACT program were also given. Representative artists Tamsel Millyard and John Schulz were on hand to make the presentations. Linemayr has played a pivotal role in Venture Training’s success since
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Recently I got an e-mail from a friend in Australia who was annoyed at the extreme extent of security precautions at airports today. Like him I am unsure whether they are all necessary and regret that the vast majority of law-abiding travellers are being held hostage by a few fanatics or lunatics. But his expressed annoyance reminded me of my first encounter with airport security. It occurred in Iran when my family (wife and one young son) were on holiday in Iran in 1972, before the Shah was overthrown. We were going from Teheran to Isfahan on a domestic Iranair flight and, having gone through the first part of the check-in process at the terminal, were waiting to board our flight. This involved going through another building where we were subject to another inspection. I might explain that we were on our annual leave from Brunei to the U.K. and our airline ticket allowed us to stop off anywhere along the way. This in effect limited us to tolerably civilized places where there was not a revolution, a famine, a disease outbreak or some similar disaster. Nepal and Iran had just met those limits I was carrying a brand new state-of-the-art Canon camera that I had bought, via a complex bargaining process, in Hong Kong. It now qualifies as an antique in the age of digital cameras, but then it was top-of-the-line. My camera attracted the attention of one of the airport staff who as I swiftly discovered spoke no English and was of an excitable nature. He gestured at me and unleashed a torrent of Farsi, the local Iranian language, of which I understood not a word, and still don’t! We then started a pantomime performance about my camera. I tried the usual British attempt to deal with people who did not speak or understand English, I spoke more loudly and slowly, but of course it achieved no more understanding on his part. It finally dawned on me that he wanted me to take his photo, or so I thought. So I prepared for the photo. I was still learning how to use the camera, so this took a minute or so during which his level of agitation grew. Having got ready I asked him to smile, grinned at him to emphasize my request and pointed the camera straight at him. This caused him even more agitation and another torrent of Farsi, neither of which
I could comprehend. We had another pantomime episode and then it finally registered with me that he thought that the camera was some kind of infernal device that could be detonated. So I turned and took a picture of a completely blank brick wall. This action appeared to satisfy him and he waved us, rather grudgingly, through to the aircraft. With a collected sigh of relief we went! It was a small isolated incident because there were no significant security measures in operation anywhere as there are now, and the whole thing remained a mystery to me until I thought about it on the plane. I suppose that being in Iran at the time made it more understandable. So somewhere in my numerous collection of photos I have a photo marked as “Blank brick wall at Teheran airport,” or something similar, as a souvenir! Not that I need one, as I can now look back at it all with amusement. But it wasn’t so funny at the time. And it appears, from my friend’s e-mail, that things have not got any better since! But it does not worry me as I am not going anywhere by air!
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EDITOR: KEVIN MITCHELL
Vipers snuff first-place Smokies GRAEME CORBETT Morning Star Staff
The Vernon Vipers brought their appetites to Wesbild Centre Friday night. The main course – the Interior Conference-leading Trail Smoke Eaters. David Robinson sparked the Vernon offence with two goals and a first-star performance as the Vipers devoured the Smokies 4-1 before 1,800 fans. The Viper captain opened the scoring early, barreling up the right wing and ripping a shot past Kiefer Smiley for his 14th goal at 3:15. The Smokies responded a minute later when birthday boy Clayton McEwan collected his first of the season, directing a one-handed chip past Blake Voth. Trail’s Sam Mellor sidestepped a check from Trevor Fitzgerald at the blueline before delivering the centering pass for the assist. Kyle Murphy (7th) got a slight touch on defenceman Elliott Richardson’s point shot to give Vernon a 2-1 lead heading into the first intermission. Vernon head coach Mark Ferner talked a lot with his team about working for their opportunities, and he started to see that happen during their recent fourgame road swing on the coast. It carried over to Friday night. “This trip that we went on, we like to think that might have turned a little corner with our work ethic,” he said. “The process is sometimes more important than the result. It all goes back to work ethic. It’s nice to see some of our guys get success because of it.” After nearly half a game of penalty-free hockey, the Smoke Eaters, now tied for second in the Interior at 19-10-0-1, started taking sloppy penalties and the fourth-place Vipers (15-8-1-6) made them pay. Second star Marcus Basara (2A) delivered a quick feed to the front of the net where Robinson angled the puck past Smiley for
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Vipers' forward Marcus Basara (right) collides with the Trail Smoke Eaters’ Clayton McEwan during a race for the puck Friday during B.C. Hockey League action at Wesbild Centre. Basara had two assists as Vernon upended Trail 4-1. his team-high 15th goal, a powerplay marker at 13:25. With the recent acquisition of forward Zach McPhee, Ferner took the opportunity to juggle all his lines in search of some offensive chemistry. Basara, a Coquitlam native, made the most of his time on a line with veterans Bryce Kakoske (third star) and Robinson. “It was good playing with those
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Riding to redemption?
hen the league. American Just for the record, Gene Bachman & Turner will Murphy scouted perform a seven-minute Saskatoon's Lawrie medley of hit songs Skolrood to play for during the Pepsi Max the University of North Halftime Show. Dakota Fighting (UND) Oh, and the Sioux back in the day, Alouettes go into Skolrood was 6-foot-6 today's showdown with and "underweight" at six Grey Cups on their 188 pounds. resume. The Scully Riders have enjoyed a a league-low spectacular three. The four years Toronto with North Argonauts, Dakota, and believe it or in 2001, was not, are the inducted into Montreal the school's Canadiens Kevin Mitchell of the CFL, Hall of Fame. Murphy, via with 15 Cup video, sent congratulavictories. tions, noting that Scully Anyways, the Riders, "was a midnight snack with former greats away from 300 pounds" George Reed, Ron later in life. Lancaster and Roger Murphy also offered Aldag on the sidelines, his high school scoutassuming they are all ing report on Skolrood: still alive, will kick a "Lawrie didn't know field goal, with one how to get in a stance second left, and just 11 and he thought the men on the field, and football was a volleyball win 34-33. The holder and he couldn't catch a forgets his assignment, damn cold, but like all but a back-up linebackCanadians who played er scampers on to the at UND, he could run field just in time and and he was tougher makes a splendid onethan a cow." finger hold. Skolrood went Skolrood, Vernon's on to play 14 years deputy fire chief these in the CFL, 10 with days, likes the Riders by the Saskatchewan 10 points. Roughriders. He will be "I'm hoping real cold watching today's 98th weather, minus 30," Grey Cup on his bighe laughed. "That will screen TV (he doesn't favour the Saskatchewan get invited to parties receivers who are used because “I scream too to catching in the cold. much” cheering for It takes away Montreal's Rider receivers like pass rush, gives Darian UND grad Weston (Durant) more time Dressler and Chris and evens up the special Getzlaf, who don't get teams." much respect around Here are some other
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predictions: Ed Huber, Vernon Minor Football president: "This one is a no-brainer. Montreal will defeat the Roughriders easily 35-14. The Alouettes' experience and depth cannot be matched by Saskatchewan." Al Cameron, Calgary Herald football writer: Roughies 32 Als 29. Alouettes have a soft, soft secondary, and Rider receivers will rip them to shreds. Roger Knox, former sportscaster: "Montreal 37 Saskatchewan 33. The Riders were the better team for 59 minutes and 59 seconds a year ago, then handed the Als a gift. Different story today...(Anthony) Calvillo is MVP as he picks apart Riders' secondary. Ben Cahoon retires after catching winning touchdown." Trevor Seibel, super fan: "Riders 25, Als 21... Riders are due! The Canadian Air Force will run wild over the Als secondary Brian Martin, radio personality: "I predict Saskatchewan 28 Montreal 25. Have to support MY team...I think they are coming together as a team at the right time and they play well in cold weather. AND they will have a lot of fans in Edmonton...a 13th man so to speak....and not THAT 13th man." Jared Townsend, former Kal Laker: "The Riders know winter and the importance of self redemption so they
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Defenceman Austin Krahn fired the lone goal as the Vernon Home Building Centre Vipers earned a 1-1 draw with the host Prince George Cougars in Midget Tier 1 hockey tournament play Friday night. Krahn split the Cougar defence and fooled the netminder with a gorgeous backhand. Vernon’s Michael Hails was terrific in making 43 saves. The Vipers opened the tourney Friday morning with a 4-1 loss to Kelowna’s Pursuit of Excellence. Brett Hawrys capitalized on a POE turnover to collect Vernon’s lone goal. Danny Todosychuk took the loss. In Tier 1 league play Thursday in Prince George, the Vipers got a pair of goals from Colton Thibault as they pummeled the Cougars 4-1. Vernon got other offence from Chris Gillies and Ryan Scheidt. Assists came from Hawrys (2), Trevor Pickett (2) and Ethan Kalugin. Hails earned the win. FREE LUNCH CORY BIALECKI/MORNING STAR
Local radio personality April Lyn will be pulling for the Roughriders in the 98th Grey Cup toady in Edmonton. will play with 11 players just to be sure. Early Christmas this year: Riders 24 Als 16. Bound to be a good'er. Let's GO RIDERS." Graeme Corbett, Morning Star sports writer: "It all depends on Durant. If he can overcome the sluggish starts he had in the last two games, the Riders' high-octane receiving corps will do the rest. The 13th man will never be forgotten (Riders fans seem to have embraced that blunder and made it all their own), but this will lessen the sting, somewhat. Guaranteed it won't be a conventional score. Riders 36-29." Jared Sochan, bud-
ding sports writer: "I believe the Riders will get redemption and will steal the Grey Cup from Calvillo's hands. I believe that the Riders will have the psychological edge as the cold conditions will not affect them. Durant and Dressler will hook up on a couple TD passes. Calvillo's two-minute drive, trailing by six, will be stalled on the Riders' 15 with a pick. Riders pull it out 36-30." Derek Townsend, ex-UBC Thunderbird fulback: "The Alouettes’ experience will give them the composure and discipline to take the game from the start. Als 24-10. Go Montreal."
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Vernon’s Taylor Halvorson (facing) delivers a kick to her opponent during action at the ITF National Championships recently at the Richmond Olympic Oval. just try to get as many points as possible in a two-minute round, and try to knock the other person down if I can.” Sundance sent 16 athletes to nationals and took home 29 medals (three gold, 12 silver and 14 bronze). Each member placed in at least one, if not both, of the two categories – patterns and sparring. Gold medalists include Jill Halvorson, who earned first in 6-7 girls yellow belt patterns and bronze in sparring. Brett Bell won gold in the 13-14 blue belt boys sparring and bronze in patterns. In his first tournament, Brandon Bell pocketed gold in 15-17 boys white belt patterns and silver in sparring. Sarah Crerar won silver in patterns and bronze in sparring for 8-9 girls yellow belt. Competing in the pre-junior black belt heavyweight division, Chad Colton secured silver in both patterns and sparring. Mitchell Alexander claimed silver in 11-12 boys blue belt boys sparring and bronze in patterns. Braelyn Spruce won silver in both patterns and sparring for 13-14 girls green belt. Both Ciara Wilson and Allegra Spruce took bronze in 12-13 girls green belt girls patterns and bronze in sparring in their respective weight classes. Maira Wilson took double bronze in her 6-7 girls green belt category, and Natalie Bowie did likewise in the women’s blue belt competition. Emily Pfannschmidt (13-14 girls blue belt) had silver in patterns and bronze in sparring, while her brother, Joel (13-14
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Vernon’s Taylor and Kai Halvorson get their kicks from Taekwon-Do. Literally. The black belt siblings, who train at Vernon’s Sundance Taekwon-Do, will head to New Zealand to compete with Team Canada at the International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) World Championships, March 9-13 in Wellington, New Zealand. They have both qualified to compete in the individual sparring, and Taylor will have the added honour of representing Canada in team competition. The world championships is the most prestigious ITF event, representing the highest level of competition the organization has to offer. “It was a huge surprise, but a big honour at the same time,” said Taylor, a 16-year-old Vernon Secondary student. “I’m looking forward to competing against different people around the world.” For Kai especially, the team selection came as a shock because this is his first year competing in the 14-17 boys division. “It’s going to be a life-changing experience,” said the Grade 9 VSS student. “Everyone there is so intense because they have been training for a long time for this. You might go up against someone who more experience and you have to find a way to beat them and get those points.” The Halvorsons learned about their selection after their success at the ITF nationals recently at the Richmond Olympic Oval. Competing in the girls hyperweight division (62-kilogram and over), Taylor claimed silver in junior girls black belt sparring. Kai, battling in the microweight (less than 52-kg) class, earned bronze in junior boys black belt sparring. He also collected silver as a member of the B.C. junior boys sparring team. The duo train under Sundance head instructor David White, who struck silver at nationals as a member of the B.C. men’s sparring team. In addition to their training at Sundance, the Halvorson’s get the added benefit of heading to Regina in January to train with the national team. If they can’t make it Sundance for training, the Halvorson’s need only head into their basement where they have matted floor. Asked if they do much sparring with one another, Taylor laughed: “We do, but it doesn’t usually turn out well because we’re siblings.” Neither Taylor nor Kai have any special tactics when sparring. Everything their earn comes from a relentless work ethic when they compete. “I just go out there and go as hard as I can and not give up,” said Kai. Taylor holds a similar philosophy: “I
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in the second with Colin Minardi’s 10th of the season, assisted by both Chores. Goals by Eric (10th goal) and Hagen (3rd) had North Okanagan up 3-0 early in the third period, but the Lakers (8-22-0-1) responded with three unanswered markers of their own to force OT. Kyle Ambrosie, Grant Nicholson and Dylan Burton, scoring on a 5-on-3 with 2:49 to play, handled the Penticton assault. Leone didn’t blame his players for the meltdown as he felt the reffing was lopsided. “We felt we had to beat two teams, and we did,” said Leone. The Knights host the Kamloops Storm (14-11-0-2) today (2 p.m.) at Nor-Val Sports Centre.
Head coach Sylvain Leone’s juggling act paid off for the North Okanagan Knights Friday night. Leone’s newly-assembled unit of the Chore brothers, Patrick and Eric, along with Kurtis Hagen, figured in all the goals as the Knights outlasted the host Penticton Lakers 4-3 in Kootenay International Hockey League action Friday night at the South Okanagan Events Centre. Eric collected the overtime winner, assisted by Shawn Holliday, at 1:17, snapping a seven-game losing streak. “We worked hard in overtime and outchanced them and got the job done,” said Leone. After a scoreless first period, the Knights, third in the Doug Birks division at 12-15, opened the scoring
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JUNIOR B HOCKEY – Knights vs Kamloops Storm, 2 p.m., NorVal Sports Centre.
JUNIOR A HOCKEY – Vipers vs Westside Warriors, 7 p.m., Wesbild Centre.
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BOSTON PIZZA 3-ON-3 POND HOCKEY LEAGUE TEAM W L OTL PTS GF GA Mojo’s Chiefs 8 0 0 16 180 86 Courtesy Motors Vikings 6 2 0 12 95 64 Screamin’ Eagles 6 2 0 12 136 91 Beavers 6 2 0 12 98 95 BBC Sales Bolts 5 2 1 11 107 82 Auto Spa Ice Hounds 5 3 0 10 96 89 Nolan Mechanical 4 4 0 8 94 77 Sneakers Sneaky T’s 4 4 0 8 83 87 Rice Box Rockets 3 5 0 6 87 78 Dinoﬂex 3 5 0 6 87 100 Willms Electric Whalers 3 5 0 6 86 112 Silver Star Sheet Metal 3 5 0 6 87 112 Hi-Pro Diggers 0 8 0 0 79 143 Sneakers T-Birds 0 8 0 0 66 165 SCORING LEADERS PLAYER G A PTS Dalaney Halifax, Chiefs 49 19 68 Corey Massie, Chiefs 39 15 54 Colin Fitzgerald, Chiefs 27 24 51 Tyler Quiring, Screamin’ Eagles 29 18 47 Tim Proctor, Screamin’ Eagles 26 16 42 Teagan Blair, Sun Dial 23 19 42 Jeff Donnelly, Vikings 29 12 41 Niko Siedmann, Nolan Mechanical 30 9 39 Brett Heitman, Chiefs 24 15 39 John Moesker, Ice Hounds 29 8 37 Dale McAllister, Dinoﬂex 25 10 35 Don McNeil, Dinoﬂex 24 11 35 Dave Brown, Screamin’ Eagles 23 11 34 Corey Hewko, Beavers 17 15 32 Ross Jewell, Beavers 18 12 30 BOSTON PIZZA 3-ON-3 POND HOCKEY LEAGUE NOVEMBER 24 Screamin’ Eagles 21 Willms Electric Whalers 10 Eagles goals: Dave Brown (6G), Linc Dougan (5+3), Brad Wick (4+2) Goalie: Bruce Shaw Whalers goals: Mark Gates (3+1), Jarett Pereboom (2+4) Goalie: Jason Webster Ricebox Rockets 15 Nolan Mechanical 7 Rockets goals: Justin Nerling (5+1), Steve Ensing (3+4), Scott Wallace (3+1) Goalie: Bryan Marchuk Nolan goals: Niko Siedmann (2+1), Tobi Siedmann (1+1), Greg Colley (1G) Goalie: Brad Lauridsen NOVEMBER 23 Mojo’s Chiefs 20 Sneakers T-Birds 7 Chiefs goals: Corey Massie (7+3), Colin Fitzgerald (5+6) Goalie: Steve Clark T-Birds goals: Shane Miller (2+1), Richard Louis (2+1), Chris Wilson (1+1) Goalie: Mario Richard Beavers 10 Sneakers Sneaky T’s 8 Beaver goals: Grady Gare (3+1), Ross Jewell (3+1), George Agar (1+1) Goalie: Tory Cerney T’s goals: Tyrelle Louis (3+1), Zack Wilson (3G), Elias Wilson (1G) Goalie: Dave VanWyk Autospa Ice Hounds 8 BBC Sales Bolts 7 (shootout) Hounds goals: Jason Deboersap (3+2), Mike Vanveldhuizen (2+1) Goalie: Jeff Gaudette Bolts goals: Teagan Blair (3+2), Jesse Vidler (2G) Goalie: Jesse Hunter NOVEMBER 22 Courtesy Motor Vikings 9 Hi-Pro Sportswear Diggers 8 Vikes goals: Jeff Donnelly (4+2), Shane Cox (2+2), Darren Veenendaal (1G) Goalie: Hugh Donnelly Digger goals: Logan Massie (3+1), Matt Glinsbockel (2+2), Ryan Parker (1G) Goalie: Nigel Goolia Silver Star Sheet Metal 9 Dinoﬂex 6 Star goals: Jason Sherwood (3G), David Gillespie (2+1), Ray Preikschas (1G) Goalie: Jamie Bond Dinoﬂex goals: Don McNeil (3G), Kevin Manke (2G) Goalie: Chris Boyes (1A)
PTS PIM 61 6 54 2 50 8 42 6 40 0 36 2 31 8 31 4 31 4 29 6 AVG SV% 2.90 .891 3.87 .880 3.91 .868 3.92 .854 4.08 .851
SOCCER VERNON SOCCER ASSOCIATION INDOOR WOMEN’S LEAGUE TEAM W L Dr. Lee Dental 6 1 Turf Warriors 5 1 Celtics 5 2 Blazers 2 3 Chick Kickers 2 3 NOU 2 5 Okanagan Impact 1 4 Monashee’s 0 6 MEN’S LEAGUE TEAM W L NET 4 2 Monashee 4 3 Camels 3 2 Davidson 3 3 Concept Physio 2 4 Turn Key 2 4 MEN’S 35+ LEAGUE TEAM W L Camels 5 4 Big O Tire 5 4 Lakeshore Drywall 5 2 Okanagan Spring 4 1 Bosman Accounting 5 1 CO-ED LEAGUE TEAM W L Here for the Beer 7 0 Taboo 6 1 Big O Footsies 5 2 TGIF Tigers 1 5 Marlin Travel United 1 6 Wolfpack 0 6
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Six Lavington children, on a mission to raise money for cancer, are serving up breakfast Monday. The PrestonGosselin children are hosting a drive-thru brown bag breakfast at the Lavington Superette Esso gas station on Highway 6 from 5:30 to 8 a.m. Monday. “The kids will be serving freshly brewed Starbucks coffee, and handing out brown bag breakfasts filled with baked items, fruit, goodies and some bags will have prizes such as autographed Andrew Allen CDs, Esso Gas Cards, etc.” said mom Natalie. “Order forms are available on our website for folks that may be driving through and have co-workers who wish to order and have them brought to work.” To order your breakfast or for more information, visit http:// prestongosselinkid shelpcancer.webs.com/ The family consists of six children between the ages of five and 14. The kids decided last summer that they wanted to raise money for cancer and came up with the idea of running together in a relay to Vancouver. “I think it would be an amazing experience that I will probably never get another opportunity to do,” said Desiree in her letter to the Canadian Cancer Society. The run kicks off July 1 from Lavington and they will arrive in Stanley Park, Vancouver, July 15. Each month the children host a fundraiser to help them reach their goal of $20,000 and have been training hard for the run. “We plan on visiting schools around the Okanagan to speak about what we are doing,” said the oldest sibling Faren. Michael adds: “I want to cure cancer so
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Something special for seniors Community invited to bring in a Christmas gift CARA BRADY Morning Star Staff
The staff members on the VanderBoom team at Investors Group were discussing what they could do for a holiday project, maybe collect toys for needy children. Team leader Richard VanderBoom mentioned it to his wife, Nita, and she suggested that seniors can be missed at Christmas and it might be a good idea to do something for them. “I brought it back to the team and they thought it was a good idea and we’ve had a great response from our clients already. They want to help but they didn’t know how to get the gifts to the people who would benefit from them,” he said. The team, which
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Angela Davidson (left) Laurie Reiter, Greg Jones and Richard VanderBoom, of Investors Group, wrap some of the gifts that they have collected for the Seniors Gift Drive. includes Angela Davidson, Laurie Reiter and Greg Jones, got to work organizing the gift drive. The team is working with the Schubert Centre which will provide the names of gift recipients. There will be two events at Schubert Centre, one on Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. where people can drop by to leave
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a gift and have some refreshments. Dec. 15 will be the Christmas party when Santa will hand out the gifts and gifts will also be distributed to residential care facilities. “Many seniors are on a fixed income, live alone or don’t have family and may not be remembered at Christmas. A gift for
unwrapped gifts include boxed chocolates, cookies or nuts, warm socks, hats/scarves/gloves, bath gift sets, art supplies, journals, books (local author Ken Mather, has donated some of his books on local history), crossword puzzle books, board games, robes, pajamas, house shoes and blankets. Donations of cash so team members can shop for gifts are also welcome. Anyone who cannot come to the Wednesday event can drop off a donation at the Investors Group office at 200-2899-30 Avenue, Vernon, or call Davidson or Reiter at 250-545-9188 to arrange to have a gift picked up. For more information e-mail Angela.Davidson@ Investorsgroup.com.
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e look at a number of screens, computer, television, games, phones, iPods, on a regular basis, in fact in our household we refer to screens a great deal, almost by the minute sometimes. Is this really necessary? I have been reflecting on the days when we were entertained my other means and wondering about the benefits and drawbacks of this. The snow has made me consider other options. We Canadians are of strong stock, we like to play outside in the winter, and sometimes just need the shock of the first winter cold blast to get over before venturing outdoors again with our kids and ourselves. Warmth is nice and a great reward for playing outside. Tobogganing was a favourite at our house and the boys could slide on our driveway into our parking area. We closed off the hill part of our lane in the winter to leave it for sliding. They had years of fun with that, building ramps, trying out a variety of sliding equipment from cardboard to GT snow racers. It was maximized when my youngest build a series of ramps that took him down
the hill, over the ramps, ity we did weekly was use the pool at the Rec through the gate at the Centre. Sometimes back of the parking twice a week we would area, across the deck, venture down and have and down the steps into the back yard. The a great time swimming, diving, lounggoal was to ing, sliding get to the down the big back fence. So slide. It was he removed wonderful. the ramps on For inside the hill. activities we There is did lots of something games, Lego very special and creative about makMichele Blais play. So in ing snowmen. the preschool Hours of days we had a dress enjoyment have been up box full of some of provided by making a my early fashion statevariety of family memments, the leopard outbers including the dog fit I bought in Vegas, and decorating them in seasonal attire. Forts and big scarves, capes, hats, their dad’s shirts, belts, a southern version of igloos are also great. The strips of material, suit kids learn so much from jackets, vintage pieces, this simple activity about curtains, my gold lamé pants. They had lots of the snow, consistency fun with this material needed for strength, design, storage for snow- as did their friends, balls. We have snow now, as they would make their imaginary games providing many options come alive with props. for play. They had a room that I love the smell of a allowed them some child when they come space to get creative, in from the cold, their filled with boxes, stools, rosy cheeks that smell small table, chairs, of fresh air hanging books, blocks, etc. over them. Sometimes the whole We also cross counroom was a stage set try skied; downhill and kept them enteras well; snow shoed; hiked with the dog; and tained for hours, sometimes days. skated on ponds, Swan A variety of craft Lake, at Silver Star items was really helpand the outdoor rink ful from chalk, and for pick-up hockey on chalkboard, plus sideSunday afternoons. walk chalk for warmer Another fun activ-
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Library offers holiday fun Branches of the Okanagan Regional Library (ORL) throughout the region will be hosting special events in the coming month to celebrate the holiday season. All programs are free, and more details can be found on each branch’s webpage at www.orl.bc.ca. The Vernon branch is holding two sessions of their holiday special event on both Dec. 9 and 10. Both sessions are from 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. and require advance tickets to be picked up at the branch. The Falkland Branch is holding Christmas at the Library Dec. 20 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Children aged three-12 years (with caregivers for younger children) will enjoy holiday stories, crafts and a visit from Santa.
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Community Calendar NOVEMBER 28 PRO-LIFE THRIFT STORE Store-wide 1/2 price sale Nov. 28 to 30. Stock up on winter clothes and shoes, books, pictures and dishes. We have a wide range of kids’ and baby clothes, lots of Christmas decor on display. Why shop anywhere else? Here, you get more for less. No tax at all! We are at 3102-31st Ave. Call 250-545-0777 for more information. HOSPITAL AUXILIARY GIFT SHOP CHRISTMAS STORE The Shop is “The Christmas Store” until Christmas, with decorations, Christmas tree skirts, Christmas wreaths, doggie wreaths, decorated mini Christmas trees, gift baskets, Christmas table runners, baking, silk floral arrangements, knitting, giftware and jewellery, adult lounge pants, long and short, Children’s fleece outfits. a raffle and more. Store hours are weekdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturdays, noon to 6 p.m.; Sundays, 1:30 to 8 p.m. Debit cards accepted. All proceeds for equipment purchases and patient comfort. THE GEORGETTE SHOP We welcome everyone to visit the shop for neat Christmas clothing and interesting stuff. Spend $10 minimum and enter to win a decorated Christmas tree. We have lots of warm clothing for everyone. We are at 310028th Ave., downtown. FILL A BACKPACK FOR UPPER ROOM MISSION Let’s brighten the Christmas season for the needy, homeless and hurting in our community. The URM will be giving filled backpacks to guests who access our meals and programs, and you can help. As a family or group, buy a backpack (new or gently used) and fill with ideas from our list (deodorant, toothpaste/brush, comb/brush, Kleenex (small pack), socks, razors, soap and face cloth, hand warmers, pens and pad, candy, gum, small hand mirror, and any special items to make it a unique gift from you to one of our guests. Clearly label the pack for a man or a woman and drop off by Dec. 15 to the URM at 3403-27th Ave. For more information, call 250-549-1231. PIGEON & POULTRY SHOW Nov. 28, new ABA/APA Sanctioned Show presented by The Vernon Pigeon & Poultry Club at Hassen Hall, Armstrong! Judges: Bob Sutherland, Washingon; pigeons, John Monaco, California. Also included poultry and waterfowl special features, auction of show quality birds, and cash prizes. For info., see www.vppc.ca or call Dudley DeLeenheer at 250-545-0294. VERNON & DISTRICT METIS ASSOCIATION Nov. 28, Halina Centre, annual Christmas party potluck. Entertainment starts 2 p.m., crafts for the children. Call Dianne at 542-4474 or Shirley at 503-2124 if your child needs a gift from Santa, and please bring a donation for the food bank. THE VERNON COLLECTORS CLUB MEETS The last Sunday of every month at 7:30 p.m., Us-2-Café, 2904-33rd St. New members and visitors welcome. ADOPTION AWARENESS MONTH EVENT Nov. 28 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Lincoln Lanes, and open to all adoptive parents and families and anyone interested in becoming an adoptive parent. We have booked the party room and six lanes for bowling, with bumpers in two lanes for smaller children. Snacks and drinks provided, but everyone is welcome to bring something as well. This event is funded by the Adoptive Families Association of British Columbia. For more info. on adoption, please see www.bcadoption.com/ FORESTERS WINFIELD BRANCH MEETS Nov. 28 at 2 p.m. in the Winfield Memorial Hall, 10130 Bottom Woods Lake Rd. For more info., call Marshall 250-503-1639. AA MEETS SUNDAYS Simple reflections group (X) open meeting 10 a.m., at VTC 2810-48 Ave. (H) Cherryville 2-4 meeting (H). Open meeting at Gospel Church, Aumond Road, Cherryville. Meets every second and fourth Sunday, 3 p.m. Into Action Step Group (H) closed meeting 7 p.m., Anglican Church, 3205-27 St. Vernon (back door). Armstrong Pleasant Valley Group (H) closed meeting 8 p.m., United Church, 2315 Pleasant Valley Blvd., Armstrong. Sunday night recovery group (H) open meeting 8 p.m., Seaton Centre, 1340 Polson Dr., Vernon (H). Handicap access (X) no access. VERNON PACERS RUNNERS CLUB Meets Sundays at 7 a.m. at clubhouse (32nd Ave. across from Kiss FM); Tuesdays at 5:45 a.m., Raina’s Bistro (formerly Bagel Lane);
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ou are cordially invited to our Christmas party and lunch on Tuesday, Dec. 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Centennial Hall, 3305 Pleasant Valley Rd., Armstrong. Please bring a wrapped present marked male, female or unisex, valued at $10 or under. We’ll have a turkey buffet and refreshments will be served (no charge). Prizes for most creative Christmas-themed corsage or boutonniere. We look forward to celebrating with you, however, due to limited seating, all guests must register. To register, please contact the office at kindale@ PHOTO SUBMITTED kindale.net or 250-546-3005. Torin Hansen gets ready for the Kindale Christmas party. Thursdays at 5:45 a.m. at Bean Scene; Saturdays, 6 a.m., at clubhouse. Call Bill at 545-0028 for more information. BREAKFAST AND FLEA MARKET Indoors/outdoors, every Sunday from 8 a.m.- 11:30 a.m., at the Fraternal Order of Eagles hall, 5101-25th Ave. Such a deal for $5. Tables for rent. Mega Meat Draw the last Sunday of every month at 2 p.m., also 50/50 draws. Call 542-3003 for more info. 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. MEDIEVALLY MINDED Come and join us and explore what history can do for you. Learn about medieval fighting, crafts and feasting. The Society for Creative Anachronism meets every Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m., at the Coldstream Women’s Institute Hall on Kalamalka Road. For information, see www.krakenfjord.org CANASTA AND BINGO Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays at 1 to 4 p.m., at Schubert Centre. For more information, call Alice at 549-8430 or Ethel at 545-9857. THE SCHUBERT CENTRE Many activities for seniors 50+ to enjoy. Mondays, it’s pinochle, tai chi, bingo, line dancing, exercise class. Tuesdays, bridge, canasta, crafters, wood carving. Wednesdays, afternoon dancing to live music, birthday lunch the last Wednesday of every month. We’re open seven days a week, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The pool room and coffee shop are open daily; the Thrift Shop, Monday to Friday.
NOVEMBER 29 THE ENDERBY QUILTERS MEET The first, third, and fifth Monday of each month at the Enderby Evangelical Chapel from 1 to 4 p.m. Come and work on your quilt or other craft project. Contact June at 838-5655 or Bonnie at 838-7024. AN EVENING OF YOGA Knox Presbyterian Church. 370132 Ave., Mondays 6-8 p.m. The evening includes a breathing exercise, beginners yoga (45 mins), meditation with music and vegetarian dinner. Everyone welcome. By donation. VERNON BADMINTON CLUB Meets every Monday and Thursday starting at 7 p.m. at the Coldstream Elementary School gym. Call Kal at 260-1692 for information. MONDAY NIGHT VERNON TOASTMASTERS Meets Mondays from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Schubert Centre, 3505 – 30th Ave. For more information, call Jackie Lowrie at 250-558-5526 or Karen Truesdale at 250-542-4614. VERNON ACCORDION CLUB Meets Mondays from 7-9 p.m. at the Halina Centre. Accordion players welcome. Listeners and dancers also. Call Nyla at 250-546-3192 for more information. HALINA SENIORS’ CENTRE 50+ are welcome to come out for a fun game of bridge, 3310-37th Ave., Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Our newly renovated billiard and shuffleboard room is now open. Enjoy a game Monday through Friday, 830 a.m. to 4 p.m. or Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 250-542-2877. CLAY STUDIO DROP-IN SESSION Mondays 9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. at the Vernon Community Arts Centre and any
time the studio is not used by a class. Interested in learning about clay? Check out our classes! Drop-in fees $5.60 per session, $50.40 for a 10 x pass. Extended passes also available; contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-542-6243 TIMBRETONE MENS’ BARBERSHOP CHORUS Meets Mondays at 7 p.m., at the North Okanagan Community Life Society (NOCLS), 2400-46th Ave. All male singers any age are welcome to join us. Phone 260-4435 or 503-2552. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Women’s Topic Meeting Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at the People Place, 3402-27th Ave., room 002. Our 24-hour helpline is at 250-503-3260 or 1-866918-3574. SENIORS’ ACTIVITY CENTRE, ARMSTRONG We’re at 2520 Patterson Ave. Are you 55+ and looking for something to do? Visit the Activity Centre for fun and friendship. Monday to Friday it’s snooker at 12:30 p.m. Friendship Club 2nd and 4th Monday each month at 1 p.m. Each Wednesday it’s carpet bowling at 1 p.m. Dance with bands 1st Monday each month (Oct. – May) at 1 p.m. For information call Joy at 250-5468907 or Nancy at 250-546-8158. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 25 VERNON Where else can you play free pool all day? Come on down Mondays with a member and sharpen your skills. Or become a member and take advantage of all we have to offer! We close at 6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. TOPS (TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY) MEETS Mondays at First Baptist Church, 1406-32nd Ave. Weigh-in from 6 to 6:45 p.m. with meeting from 7 to 8 p.m. All ages welcome. Call Joan at 250-542-9328 or Judy at 250-545-5491. GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN Support group meets every other Monday at the Schubert Centre. Great information source. Extended family members welcome. For more information, phone 250-549-3328. INDEPENDENT LIVING VERNON Hosts a youth support group for people with physical, mental or developmental disabilities called Youth Opportunities Unlimited, aka YOU Group, and open to all youth ages 15 to 29. Group runs all year, Vernon People Place from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Mondays for Lifestyle Skills and Thursdays from 2 to 4 p.m. for free recreational time. No fees to join or requirements, other than having a disability. Call Crystal at 250-545-9292, ext. 204, for more information or e-mail email@example.com AA MEETINGS ON MONDAYS Upon Awakening meeting, Monday to Friday 7 a.m., Anglican Church, 3205-27th St. (back door), Vernon. Nooner Solution Group Monday to Friday, noon, open, VTC, 2810-48th Ave. (H) Women in Recovery Group (H), closed, 7 p.m., Albert Place, 3610-25th Ave., Vernon. Cornerstone Group (X). Men’s Closed meeting 8 p.m., Gateway Shelter, 2800-33rd St., Vernon. New Life Group (H), open meeting at 8 p.m., Lutheran Church, 1204-30 Ave, Vernon. Cherryville Grapevine meeting (X), open, 7 p.m., 7th-Day Adventist Church, Holmes Rd., just off Creighton Valley Rd., Cherryville. (H) Handic. Access (X) No Handic. Access. BINGO IN ENDERBY Mondays at 6 p.m., Enderby Seniors Complex on George Street at 6 p.m.; 19 games.
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Community Calendar NOVEMBER 29 CODA MEETS Mondays at noon at The Arbour, Vernon Alliance Church. KALAMALKA SPEAKER SERIES Nov. 29, Eat your Greens! The Power of Outdoor Learning with Dr. Veronica Gaylie. Join Gaylie for discussion based on the experience of creating a learning garden in an interdisciplinary, higher education program. Talk will focus on the practical and pedagogical benefits of experiential learning at the college level, while touching on the many urgent reasons why a student-land connection is now needed at all levels of learning. Talk at 12:30 p.m., room A204 Okanagan College. Admission free and free parking in large student parking lot. SPALLUMCHEEN The Township of Spallumcheen Official Community Plan community forum Nov. 29 at Centennial Hall, 3305 Pleasant Valley Rd., Armstrong. Spallumcheen residents please attend open house 2 to 6 p.m.; presentation 6:30 p.m.; workshop/round table discussion 7 to 9 p.m. OKANAGAN SINGLES GROUP 40+ Nov. 29, movie night at Towne Cinema, 2910-30th Ave., 5:15 p.m. Attend the Vernon Film Society movie Mid-August Lunch. Tickets available at 4:30 p.m. and are $7. Meet in foyer where the chairs are so we can sit together. Call Dot at 250-542-4042 by Sunday if attending to enable seats to be saved. FIFTH ANNUAL ARTSOLUTELY Make this a handcrafted Christmas! Discover great gift ideas at the Vernon Community Arts Centre’s Artsolutely Christmas show and sale in Polson Park. Showcasing original and affordable works of art by local artists: natural wreaths, paintings, glass art, clay works, wood carvings, metal work, jewellery, fibre arts and more. Runs Monday through Saturdays Nov. 29-Dec. 24 with the grand opening Dec. 3 from 6-8 p.m. SOLD The Society for Open Learning and Discussion meets Nov.29 at the People Place, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Topic: “Wild Roots, Hot Rocks, and Cultivated Landscapes of the Pacific North-West” with Sandra Peacock, Okanagan College professor. New members and visitors welcome. For more information, call Nadine at 250-549- 1479. CHALLENGING PROGRAM FOR TEENS 12 TO 18 YEARS Are you interested in a youth program that is free to join? Educational, earn school credits, sports nights, biathlon, marksmanship, abseiling, camping, self discipline, learning leadership, navigation. Come check out 1705 BCD Cadets, which runs to mid-June. Regular parade nights Tuesdays 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.; range/marksmanship Mondays 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Bring birth certificate and Care Card. For further information, contact Capt. Diane Blain in Lumby at 250547-6403, Capt. Irene Wangler in Oyama at 250-215-1586 or leave a message at 250-503-1705. We meet at Brigadier Murphy Armoury, 1900-29th St. Everyone welcome! UKRAINIAN CANADIAN CONGRESS MEETS Nov. 29 at 7 p.m., Ukrainian Orthodox Church on 27th St. For more information, plesae call 545-7953.
NOVEMBER 30 VERNON 8-BALL PUB LEAGUE Sign up now to join, limited entries. Runs until March, Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Join the fun; meet new people. Entry fee is $60 for more than 80 games. Year-end banquet, prizes and awards. To register, call Sylvie or Bruce at 250-549-4265. MOTHERS FOR RECOVERY PEER SUPPORT GROUP For any mother in recovery wishing to help herself and other mothers within her community struggling with addictions. The purpose of this group will be to help addicted mothers obtain recovery and parent successfully. Takes place every Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to noon at Kekuli Centre, 2905-28th Ave. Child care available at Early Childhood Development, 2902- 29th Ave. For more information please call Caroline at 250-542-5448 or Maureen at 250-542-5311. ANAF HOSTS SPORTS FUN Darts Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the Army, Navy & Airforce, in the Hangar. Every level of player welcome. Open crib every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Intercity pool fun league every Tuesday at 7 p.m. ROYAL CANADIAN SEA CADETS for boys and girls 12 to
18 meet every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in Hut B15 at the Vernon Army Camp. New cadets are welcome on any parade night. For more info., call the Commanding Officer ay 250-503-8345. THE ENDERBY TOASTMASTERS CLUB Meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Enderby & District Museum, 903 George St. The Enderby Toastmasters Club provides a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills, which in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth. Guests and new members are always welcome. You can visit enderbytoastmasters.webs.com to learn more. PAINTING/DRAWING DROP-IN SESSION Tuesdays 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Vernon Community Arts Centre. Bring your art supplies and work in our studio with others who love to paint and draw. Drop-in fee $3.36 members/ $4.48 non members. For more information call 250-542-6243. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 25 VERNON Open cribbage Tuesdays at 1 p.m. Come early for lunch! Call 250542-2696 for more information. SINGLE FRIENDS 50+ Weekly coffee, Tuesdays at 10 a.m., Red Barn, Polson Mall. MONASHEE TOASTMASTERS IN LUMBY Meets every Tuesday from 11:30 to 1 p.m. at the Blue Ox Pub. Lunch meet and greet 11:30 to noon, formal meeting runs 12:05 to 12:55 to enable working people to attend. We heartily welcome guests to come and see what Toastmasters is all about: learning leadership and public speaking skills with a fun and supportive group of people. Drop in or for further information call Louise at 547-6480 or Marjorie at 547-2020. POWERED PARAGLIDING CLUB Join the Okanagan Free Flyer’s Powered Paragliding Club and take to the skies under a paraglider with an easy foot-launched backpack model engine. Good chance to meet up with fellow pilots and cruise around the beautiful Okanagan. Meets Tuesday evenings and Sunday mornings. Call James at 546-2812 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for regular meeting times, locations and more information. TUESDAY EVENING MEDITATION GROUP A short reading, followed by a 45-minute silent meditation at the Okanagan Centre for Positive Living, 2913-29th Ave., 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
open, 7:30 p.m., Seaton Centre, 1340 Polson Dr., Vernon. New Hope Group (H) open meeting, 8 p.m., 3204 Alexis Park Dr., Vernon. (H). Handicap access (X) no handicap access. KILLARNEY SECONDARY SCHOOL (VANCOUVER) The class of 1961 is havng our 50th anniversary reunion in 2011, and an organizational committee is actively attempting to contact former classmates. Please e-mail the committee at email@example.com CHRISTMAS RECITAL Dec. 1 at 6:30 p.m., at All Saints Anglican Church, 3205-27th St. (enter off 26th St.) Kalamalka Music School presents their student Christmas Recital with special guests Kalamalka String Quartet and flutist Andrew Brodie. Come and sing carols with the children. Admission by donation. For info., call Judi Folk at 250-542-1943 BECOME A FOSTER PARENT Attend an information session and learn how you can open your home and your heart and become a foster parent: Dec. 1 from 1 – 2:30 p.m. at Ministry of Children and Family Development office; 2809- 28th St. For more information, call Noelle at 250-558-0939. VERNON AND DISTRICT KENNEL CLUB MEETS The first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the People Place, 3402-27th Ave. This is an opportunity to connect with others involved in many different dog sports in the area. A fun club with friendly people and new members always welcome. Call Jayne at 250-545-0187 for more information. 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. SENIORS GIFT DRIVE Dec. 1 from 5 to 8 p.m., Schubert Centre, 3505-30th Ave., Vernon, to collect gifts for seniors: all unwrapped gifts welcome, such as nuts, cookies or chocolates, warm socks, lotion/bath sets, art supplies, journals. If you can’t attend, please drop off your gift by Dec. 8, at Investors Group, #200, 2899-30th Ave. Call 250-545-9188. EX BAY STAFF LUNCH Dec. 1 starting at 10:30 a.m. at Waddy’s on 32nd St. Call Flo at 250-542-0987 for info.
RESTORATION AND HEALING FOR WOUNDED SOULS Notice of Delegate Selection Meeting A Christ-centred approach to recovery from Life’s Controlling The Delegate Selection Meeting (DSM) for the Vernon-Monashee BC Problems. Everyone welcome, every Tuesday from 6:30 to Liberal Riding Associations will be held on Tuesday, December 14, 2010. 8:30 p.m., Vernon Family Church (beside Lincoln Lanes). Call Time: Registration from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. Bonnie at 306-6187 or Wayne at 542-5878. Location: Schubert Centre COCAINE ANONYMOUS MEETS Every Tuesday at 8 p.m., at 3505 30th. Avenue Vernon All Saints Anglican Church, 3205-27th St. If you think you have The purpose of the DSM is to elect delegates for the BC Liberal a problem with cocaine, please join us. Extraordinary Convention in Vancouver. FREEDOM GROUP MEETS Every Tuesday at 1 p.m., Upper The right to attend and vote at this meeting is determined under the Constitution. Room Mission. This group is intended to give support to people who want to quit the use of hard drugs. While it does accept total abstinence, it does not require it to join. MADD MEETS Mothers Against Drunk Driving meets the last Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m., at the Best Western Inn, corner of Leckie and Hwy 97 N., Kelowna. Call 769-6235 for info. KIWANIS CLUB OF VERNON FOUR SEASONS Meets Now shop at Good Gracious Tuesdays at noon at Schubert Centre. New members welcome. on Sundays, 11 am to 4 pm For more information, call 545-8650. until Christmas. HALINA SENIORS CENTRE Bingo every Tuesday from 1 to 3 th 3209 - 30 Avenue, Vernon • 250-545-2952 p.m. All 19 and over welcome. Call 250-542-2877. ARMSTRONG LIONS CLUB, BINGO Every Tuesday at Centennial Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m., start at 7 p.m. Centre is at 3310-37th Ave. SENIORS LUNCHES: ARMSTRONG REGIONAL DISTRICT OF LEGION Wednesdays noon, Branch 35 for $6. NORTH OKANAGAN To reserve, call by noon Tuesday, 546-8455. AA MEETINGS TUESDAYS Upon Awakening meeting, Monday to Friday 7 a.m., A meeting will be held for public review and comment of a concept Anglican Church, 3205-27th St. (back door), plan that has been prepared for Swan Lake Park and Nature Vernon. Nooner Solution Group Monday to Reserve. Friday, noon, open, VTC, 2810-48th Ave. The meeting will take place from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on (H) Open mtg. (X), Upper Room Mission, Thursday December 2nd, 2010, in the Auditorium of the Vernon 4:30 p.m., upstairs, 3402-27th Ave., Vernon. Recreation Centre, located at 3310 37 Avenue. Phoenix Topic meeting (X), open meeting 7 For more information contact the of¿ce of the Regional District of p.m., Albert Place, 3610-25th Ave., Vernon. North Okanagan at 250-550-3700. Rocketed to the 4th Dimension group (H)
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EDITOR: KRISTIN FRONEMAN
Olympian maintains winning spirit Joannie Rochette joins figure skating stars in Vernon for Holiday Festival on Ice KRISTIN FRONEMAN Morning Star Staff
Joannie Rochette has just come off the ice at a rink in Lake Placid, N.Y., where she has been rehearsing one of her routines for her upcoming Stars on Ice tour in the U.S. It’s been a long day, and her feet are sore, but the cheerfulness in her voice is unmistakable. It’s been almost 10 months since she received the devastating news that her mother, Therese, died of a massive heart attack two days before Rochette was to compete in the short program at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. We all know what happened next. Performing in her mother’s honour, Rochette ended up coming away with the bronze medal in one of the most moving stories to come out of the Winter Games. “It was not easy for sure, and I’m glad I don’t have to go through that again,” said Rochette about the loss of her mom. “It was hard to skate and it’s been harder to live life without her, but I’ve tried to enjoy myself and do good things since the Olympics.” That includes designing a heart-shaped pendant for jeweller Birks for the “i-heartmom” campaign to raise awareness for women’s heart disease. Involved in competitive skating since she could lace up her skates, the 24-yearold native of Île Dupas, Que. was the first Canadian female to win an Olympic medal in singles figure skating since Elizabeth Manley’s silver at the 1988 Calgary Games. A 2009 world silver medalist and six-time Canadian champion, Rochette hasn’t given up on competing, but has instead taken time since the Olympics to perform in shows, including Stars on Ice and this month’s Holiday Festival on Ice, which comes to Vernon’s Wesbild Centre, Saturday, Dec. 4. Rochette’s first competition since the
Olympic bronze medal figure skater Joannie Rochette returns to B.C. to perform in the Holiday Festival on Ice at Wesbild Centre Saturday, Dec. 4. Olympics was in Japan in October. She returns to the Asian nation in January to perform in a Stars on Ice tour, and will celebrate her 25th birthday at the same time. “I’ve been a competitor for so long, I’ve wanted to do more shows, but it takes a lot of time from training,” she said, adding she has no plans to participate in any reality shows such as CBC’s Battle of the Blades, where figure skaters are teamed up with hockey players to perform routines in front of a panel of judges.
“I want to keep my competitive status, so I’m not sure if I want to. It’s hard to do pairs. I’m used to being a single skater.” Instead, Rochette has spent some of her precious free time since the Olympics doing things she hasn’t had a chance to before. “I had never gone skiing, and I tried golf and tennis over the summer,” said the selfconfessed fan of tennis star Rafael Nadal, who also enjoys taking walks in nature and around Old Montreal near where she lives.
She has also gone back to school to finish her Cégep post-secondary education. “I’m taking one class. It’s taken me seven years to finish as I took six years off (to train) for the Olympics,” said Rochette. “Right now I am studying health sciences, but I’m not sure what I want to do. When I started Cégep, I didn’t expect my skating to do so well.” Rochette has had help along the way from her longtime coach Manon Perron, who figured prominently in the skater’s dramatic turn at the Olympics. “She’s also busy and has been taking care of business at the (Quebec skating) federation. We talk a lot on the phone and through e-mail,” said Rochette. “We’re had our ups and downs, and separated ways for a while in 2005. It’s not always easy between a coach and skater. It was hard to get through some things when I was a teenager. When I’m on the road, I often don’t have a coach, but when I go home, I work with a team of coaches.” The Holiday Festival on Ice show sees Rochette performing with one of her skating heroes, former four-time Canadian and world champion Kurt Browning. “Kurt Browning is a big part of the skater I am today. He is a good person to help you develop as a skater. It’s great to have a skater like him on the tour,” she said. Rochette also joins 2002 Olympic gold pairs medallists Jamie Salé and David Pelletier, 2006 Olympic bronze medalist Jeffrey Buttle, as well as with eight-time British national champion Steven Cousins on the tour. “We will be doing some musical performances, and I’ll be dancing to a song by (Canadian country artists) George Canyon and One More Girl. There will also be some Christmas songs,” she said. “It’s fun to see the skaters in a different light at these shows.” A televised performance of Holiday Festival on Ice, to be filmed in Penticton, will be aired on CBC Dec. 14 at 9 p.m. (ET). Those wanting to see the show live at the Wesbild Centre Saturday at 7 p.m. can purchase tickets (prices range from $55 to $85) at the Ticket Seller box office in the Performing Arts Centre. Call 5497469 or order them at www.ticketseller.ca.
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Take a once-majestic hotel, a summer-themed resort town buried by the chill of winter, a group of friends so far removed from their dreams that they’ve become comfortable in their brokenness, and a visitor from the past on one especially brisk Christmas eve, and you have Vernon Alliance Church’s latest holiday stage production. Christmas Checks In To The Crystal Falls Hotel, a comedy/drama running Dec. 7 to 10, marks the 10th anniversary of the
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h, the ritual of clearing local choral groups. the driveway is back in Joining this year’s festivifull force. My colourful ties is special guest Paul Moore oddly-shaped shovels have seen for the three performances more use in the last week than Saturday, Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. and all of last winter. 7 p.m. and Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. As we’re turnThis is an extremely ing the calendar to popular event so December and watchplan to arrive early to ing temperatures avoid disappointment. plummet, it’s time Admission is by donato find comfort in tion. those twinkly lights On Saturday Dec. and shiny decora4, the Holiday Festival tions, jingly bells and On Ice glides into the favourite Christmas Brian van Wensem Wesbild Centre with a carols, or a cup of parade of figure skathot chocolate enjoyed by the ing stars. fire. There’s definitely a heartHeadlining the event is warming side amongst all of Olympic bronze medalist this snow! Joannie Rochette joined by We’re embarking on the Jeffrey Buttle, Jamie Salé with most festive of seasons and it’s David Pelletier, and Steven a time of year that, along with Cousins. the snow, brings all sorts of The show starts at 7 p.m. good-for-the-soul events sure and tickets can be purchased to get us into the Christmas through the Ticket Seller by spirit. Don’t miss your chance calling 549-SHOW (7469). to take part in these exquisite The Vernon Community Okanagan holiday traditions. Singers present Christmas The 58th annual Rotary Fantasy at the Trinity United Carol Festival is just around Church Dec. 10 and 11. the corner. This 130-plus voice choir It’s a weekend of Christmas is joined on stage by the music as performed by many Chorealis Vocal Ensemble and
the Friedman Violin Trio for an evening of caroling and seasonal traditions. Tickets can be picked up at the Schubert Centre or the Bean Scene or from Vernon Community Singer members. And it’s looking like there will be lots of snow on hand for Caravan Farm Theatre’s winter sleigh ride show. A Sleigh Ride Christmas Carol will whisk you away on a festive journey that includes the likes of Scrooge, Tiny Tim and the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future. The show runs from Dec. 11 through to the 31st. Tickets for many of the shows are still available and can be purchased through the Ticket Seller of online at www.ticketseller.ca. Don’t forget, this holiday season the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre is collecting food bank donations until the end of the year. If you’re coming to a show or buying tickets at the Ticket Seller box office, consider bringing a non-perishable food item to give to this important cause. Grab a cup of Christmas cheer and enjoy the shows!
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Local gallery owner and artist Nadine Wilson is once again opening her doors to artists and art lovers from around the Okanagan. The sixth annual Christmas show at Nadine’s Fine Art and Frames opens this week and features prominent valley artists who are showing paintings in encaustic, acrylic, mixed media, pastel and oil in a variety of subject matter and sizes. In addition to celebrating its annual show, Nadine’s has been voted the best place to buy art in the North Okanagan by Okanagan Life Magazine. “We have only original art in this gallery and you are sure to own something that no one else owns,” said Wilson. Artists in the show include Lee Caufield,
Jean Hennessey, Tara Hennigar, Grace Mills Hodgkins, Jon Landaeta, Mike Jell, Marcel Mallette, Ev McDougall, Shirley Mikelson, Angelika Jaeger, James Postill, Mae Roberts, Joan Rowan, Eileen Sawracki, Gail Short, Carol Simpson Taylor, Holly Smith,
Mary Tremayne, Donna Swain, John Waite, Gary Whitley and Wilson. There will be door prizes, entertainment and refreshments served at two opening reception events, Thursday and Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. Nadine’s is located at 3101 31st Ave. in downtown Vernon.
★ Vernon Town Cinema ★ Movie InformationHome Line 250-545-0352 www.vernoncinema.com of the Vernon Film Society ★ Sunday, November 28, 2010 ➠➠➠ Thursday, December 2, 2010 ★ ★ ★ ★ JACKASS ★ 5:30PM NIGHTLY G 7:30PM NIGHTLY PG 9:00PM NIGHTLY 14A FILM SOCIETY PRESENTS ★ THE VERNON CORY BIALECKI/MORNING STAR MID-AUGUST Nadine Wilson (left) helps to straighten a Carol ★ LUNCH Simpson Taylor painting being hung by Tara Hennigar ★ G Wednesday while preparing for her upcoming winter ★ SUNDAY MATINEES • All Seats $4.00 show at Nadine’s Fine Art And Frames. ★ DESPICABLE Colleen Dyson, Linda Frances Hatfield, Theresa ★ ME Edwards, Vera Fear, Heinrichs, Barbara 10:30AM SUNDAY G 12:00PM SUNDAY G ★ ★ ★ 1:35PM SUNDAY G 3:40PM SUNDAY PG FOR ADVANCE TICKETS GO TO cineplex.com ★ • ADULTS $6.75 SENIOR/CHILD $4.75 POLSON PLACE MALL #275 - 2306 HIGHWAY #6, VERNON TEL: 250-542-1107 ★ • •TUESDAY - ALL SEATS $4.00 **PASS RESTRICTED Christmas Gift Packs now on sale! • MATINEES - ALL SEATS, ★ ALL AGES $4.00 SHOWTIMES FOR FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26 TO THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2010
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**BURLESQUE (PG - Coarse language) Friday 4:05, 7:20, 9:55; Saturday and Sunday 12:00, 4:05, 7:20, 9:55; Monday to Thursday 7:20, 9:55. FASTER (14A - Violence) Friday 4:20, 7:30, 9:45; Saturday and Sunday 12:15, 4:20, 7:30, 9:45; Monday to Thursday 7:30, 9:45. **TANGLED 3D (G - Violence) DIGITAL 3D. Friday 3:35, 6:50, 9:15; Saturday and Sunday 12:45, 3:35, 6:50, 9:15; Monday to Thursday 6:50, 9:15. **LOVE & OTHER DRUGS (14A - Sexually suggestive scenes, coarse language) Friday 4:15, 7:25, 10:00; Saturday and Sunday 12:05, 4:15, 7:25, 10:00; Monday to Thursday 7:25, 10:00. **HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 1 (PG - Violence) Friday 3:05, 4:30, 6:20, 7:40, 9:40; Saturday and Sunday 11:50, 1:15, 3:05, 4:30, 6:20, 7:40, 9:40; Monday 7:40, 9:40; Tuesday to Thursday 6:20, 7:40, 9:40. MORNING GLORY (PG - Coarse language) DIGITAL CINEMA. Friday to Thursday 9:10. MEGAMIND 3D (G - Violence) DIGITAL 3D. Friday 3:30, 6:45; Saturday and Sunday 12:40, 3:30, 6:45; Monday to Thursday 6:45. DAS RHEINGOLD ( ) Monday 6:00.
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INDUSTRIAL PROJECT MANAGER Betts Electric Ltd. requires a Manager for our Industrial division. Applicant will have a good knowledge of the Mining industry, including the following: • WWTP & WTP • Instrumentation installation & calibration • PLC’s and programming • Control panel layout and assembly • High Voltage electrical work • Must have FSR - A or B electrical ticket • Exp w/co-ordination of work with Eng & owners This is a full-time position based in our Penticton ofﬁce. Some travel required. Wage and beneﬁts are negotiable. Apply by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax 1-250-492-3343
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R&P Cleaning Service, daily, weekly, monthly, reasonable rates, seniors discount. Phone Pat 250-540-0214
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Call the Animal Care Society @ (250) 542-7203 or email heather@vernonanimalcare. com for info about our lifesaving programs: • spay/neuter and emergency vet care ﬁnancial assistance for low income owners • Feral cat trap/neuter/return • Spayed/neutered barn cat adoptions WE ARE NOT A SHELTER - WE HELP REDUCE THE NEED FOR A SHELTER
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greet donor, collect donations
Nov. 18 – Dec. 24
World Vision Canada
Holiday Festival on Ice
assist with activities Sat. Dec. 4
6:00 – 9:30 p.m.
O’Keefe Ranch Victorian Christmas (Dec. 10-12)
roast chestnuts , serve public
make decorations, decorate mansion
(Other Positions Available) Food Preparation
prepare soups, salads, sandwiches
general repairs (electrical, painting, etc.) flexible hours
Vernon Elks Lodge #45
Citizens on Patrol Masters World Cup: Cross Country Skiing (March 3-11, 2011)
(Other Positions Available) Patrol Volunteers Volunteer Assistants
teams of 2 patrol ; act as eyes and ears for RCMP crowd control, race officials, information booth, languages, food assistant
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HOURS: Mon to Fri: 8am to 9pm, Sat: 8:00am to 8pm, Sun : 9am to 6pm
3003A 30th Ave. Downtown Vernon
Your Downtown Jeweller
OPEN O PEN EN EVERY DAY 9:00am - 5:30pm
6325 Hwy 97, Vernon on on
3300 3 330 33 300 00 S Smith miith m hD Dr, r Armstrong Armst stro trong ng STORE: 250-546-3169 • PHARMACY PHARMACY:: 250-546-3195
3905 32 St 250-260-3533
5205-25th Ave 250-260-5922
14 - 2601 Highway 6 250-260-7740
2501 58 Ave 250-260-6583
You gotta love this place at Christmas! CountryWest farm & ranch supplies | pet food bagged feed | tack & clothing
3155 Pleasant Valley Blvd., Armstrong • 250-546-9174
Smith Drive, Armstrong
BOGARTS Gardening & Gifts Unique Christmas Gift Ideas For everyone!!
3545 OKANAGAN ST, ARMSTRONG
SWAN LAKE NURSERYLAND
One of the 50 lucky people who get Downing will also walk away with
FRUIT MARKET and GARDEN CENTRE 250-542-7614 • On Hwy. 97, Vernon, BC
2505 Pleasant Valley Blvd, Armstrong (Downtown next to the Dollar Store) 250-546-2741
Downtown Vernon (next to Welk Mart)
TWO VERNON LOCATIONS DOWNTOWN VERNON SQUARE 3417 30th Ave. • 250-542-8167 4300 32nd St. • 250-542-2627
5509 - 24th St., Vernon • 250-542-0338
Annual Christmas Sale Spend $100 & Get a Complimentary Green Fee for the 2011 Season!
New York York Steak + Prawns New for $$1800 for 12408 Kal Lake Road, Vernon • 250-545-3131 • OPEN 11 am - Midnight
ENDERBY ENDERB NDERB PHARMACY
3908 32nd Street, Vernon, BC • 250-545-4484
… IS MOVING TO 732 - 39th Avenue, Vernon (below Black Rock) firstname.lastname@example.org • 250-503-8539
Gift Cards Available
There’s A Lot More To Canadian Tire For A Lot Less.® STORE: 250-838-6469 • PHARMACY PHARMACY:: 250-838-0502
4510-27th Street, Vernon 250-549-2131
HOURS: Mon to Fri: 8am to 9pm, Sat: 8:00am to 8pm, Sun : 9am to 6pm
SILVER STAR LIQUOR STORE — Open Daily —
Village Green Mall, Vernon • 250-545-9811
A Vernon V T Tradition Traditio di dit
Locally Owned & Operated for 49 Years! OPEN EVERY DAY 9:00am - 5:30pm
Hot Tubs & Pools #104 - 1340 Kalamalka Lake Road 250-545-1836
SECOND STREET CHILDREN’S STORE New & Consignment
“T he Best Christmas On Earth” E arth arth”
250-558-3934 • Corner of PV Road and Silver Star Road (Across from the downtown Safeway)
ARMSTRONG A AR ARMSTRO S TRO PHARMACY
… Another reason to Shop at Butcher Boys!
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4407 - 29th Street, Vernon
Limit 1 per customer
3416 Coldstream Ave.
2205-48th Ave Ave. Vernon FINALIST
“T he Best Christmas On Earth”
childhood outfitters (2008) inc.
2250-542-0151 • www.vernongolf.com
What’s On Your Christmas Wish List? C
3119 3 119 - 30th Ave. 2 doors up from the Royal Bank
from any of these participating local merchants and you’ll be the proud owner of Downing Bear a numbered Gund™ Teddy Bear
Because Everyone On Your L ist Is Special
3416 Coldstream Ave., Vernon, BC • 250-503-1234
(made between Nov. 12 to Dec. 17)
Your One Stop Shop For Everyone On Your List There’s A Lot More To Canadian Tire For A Lot Less.®
200 - 3107 - 48th Ave. (250) 542-3000
We have the perfect gift for Mrs. Clause
at The Morning Star ofﬁce at 9:00am Saturday, December 18th with a minimum $300 worth of proof of purchases
SANTA SHOPS AT CANADIAN TIRE!
THE FIRST 50 CUSTOMERS
Village Green Mall (250) 542-1496
COLLECTOR’S EDITION GUND TEDDY BEAR
Buffet 1, 4300 - 27 St., Vernon
VILLAGE GREEN MALL • 250-545-4944
4510-27th Street, Vernon
Peace Love Joy
2700 - 30th Avenue, Vernon (kitty corner to the Court House)
PRESTIGE INN - SALMON ARM • 250-832-8040
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250-542-8881 • 6325 Hwy 97, Vernon
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childhood outfitters (2008) inc. toys • equipment • gear shoes • baby & kids clothing gifts • maternity accessories used clothing & gear 4407-29th Street, Vernon 250-549-1221
3100 - 32nd Street
2902-30th Avenue, Vernon • 250-542-7709 www.secondstreet.ca
Our ﬁrst Christmas together! See all the great NEW GIFT IDEAS in store - something for everyone!
ARMSTRONG PHARMACY 3300 Smith Dr, Armstrong STORE:: 250-546-3169 STORE PHARMACY:: 250-546-3195 PHARMACY
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1-888-545-0531 6425 Hwy. 97N, VERNON
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†Cash rebates available only to cash purchasers on select new in-stock 2010 Honda models. Up to $3,000.00 available on select new 2010 Civic models; up to $4,000.00 available on select new 2010 Accord models. ¥0.9% purchase financing available for up to 60 months on other select new in-stock 2010 Honda models; available for up to 24 months on select new 2011 Honda models. -No payments for 90 days offer applies to purchase finance offers on all new 2010 and 2011 models purchased and delivered by November 30th, 2010. Offer available only through Honda Financial Services on approved credit. Monthly payments are deferred for 90 days. Contracts will be extended accordingly. Interest charge (if any) will not accrue during the first 60 days of the contract. After 60 days, interest (if any) starts to accrue and the purchaser will repay principal and interest (if any) monthly over the term of the contract. ¥$500.00 Cash Bonus offer applies only to retail customer purchase, lease or finance agreements on select new 2010 and 2011 Civic and Accord models. Cash Bonus offer includes HST where applicable. Valid only on purchase, lease or finance agreements concluded at participating Honda retailers. **/-/¥Offers valid from November 15th, 2010 through November 30th, 2010 at participating Honda retailers. Offers valid only for British Columbia residents at BC Honda Dealers locations. Offers subject to change or cancellation without notice. Visit BC Honda.com or see your Honda retailer for full details.
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