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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 – and hilarious – answer during his Funny Money presentation Thursday. “Those are all bad signs,� 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. “You’re spending 20 times more than your bringing in,� said Cunningham. “You have no idea where your money is going or where it’s coming from.�

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. “The high cost of housing is one of the reasons children are not getting proper nutrition,�

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. “Most poor families are in the paid workforce,� 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

children’s advocate. “This has been done in other communities,� said Reside. It’s a role that Coun. Buffy Baumbrough believes the City of Vernon should willingly accept. “In our decision making, we need to consider how our decisions affect children,� she said, adding that the city has already been making some progress. “We’re already focusing on affordable housing and transportation and those have a big impact on children.� Advocacy groups state that one in six children in Canada live in poverty. “B.C. has the highest child poverty rate in Canada,� said Reside.

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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 “financial dance moves� 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, COCA’s 2009 hall of fame award and the York Region medal of honour for, “significantly improving the lives and futures of Canadian students.�

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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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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. tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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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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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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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BIDDING BEGINS: Friday, Nov 26th @ 9am BIDDING CLOSES: Monday Dec 6th @ 9pm Special thanks to our sponsors: O’Callahan Bilodeau Chartered Accountants & Nixon Wenger Lawyers

ON-LINE AUCTION RETAIL VALUE $20

RETAIL VALUE $120

RETAIL VALUE $20

ST. JOHN AMBULANCE MARINE FIRST AID KIT

CHRISTMAS WREATH Sponsored By: Harris Flower Shop

ITEM #10001

CLEAN & DEODORIZE CARPETS OR UPHOLSTERY Sponsored By: Total Restoration Services

ITEM #10009

Sponsored By: St. John Ambulance

ITEM #10002

MAGAZINE GIFT CERTIFICATE $25 ITEM #10014

RETAIL VALUE $100

WINE GIFT BASKET

Sponsored By: Vernon Golf & Country Club

Sponsored By: Toro’s Pub

ITEM #10010, 10011

Sponsored By: Dental Specialty Clinic

ITEM #10018

ITEM #10019, 10020

10 AUTOPLEX ULTIMATE LASER WASHES

2 TICKETS FOR “LOVE AND DREAMING”

Sponsored By: Autoplex Laserwash

Sponsored By: Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre Society

ITEM #10024

Sponsored By: Capri Insurance

ITEM #10028

Sponsored By: Headlines Salon

ITEM #10032

RETAIL VALUE $45

Sponsored By: Staples

ITEM #10033

RETAIL VALUE $50

TIRE CHANGEOVER & BALANCE FOR 2 TIRES Sponsored By: Big O Tires

ITEM #10037, 10038

Sponsored By: Canadian Helicopters Ltd.

ITEM #10043

RETAIL VALUE $240

Sponsored By: The Rise

ITEM #10048

RETAIL VALUE $150

ITEM #10053

Sponsored By: Goodlife Fitness RETAIL VALUE $70

Sponsored By: Sigalet & Co

ITEM #10064

Sponsored By: KT’s Restaurant

ITEM #10068

QUALITY TRAVEL (TREASURE) CHEST ITEM #10072

ITEM #10055

RETAIL VALUE $100

$100 TOWARDS INCOME TAX PREPARATION

Sponsored By: Progressive ITEM #10062 Automotive Ltd.

Sponsored By: Romei Plummer LLP ITEM #10063 RETAIL VALUE $250

SEMI TRUCK COMPLETE SERVICE ITEM #10066

Sponsored By: London Drugs

2 JOHN DEERE HATS

Sponsored By: Brandt Tractor Ltd.

Sponsored By: Brandt Tractor Ltd.

ITEM #10073

ITEM #10067

RETAIL VALUE $50

ITEM #10070

RETAIL VALUE $30

TEE SHIRT (MEDIUM) JOHN DEERE

Sponsored By: NRG Holdings Ltd.

GIFT CARD FOR FINE DINING

LEATHER AUGUSTUS BENCH ITEM #10069

Sponsored By: Morning ITEM #10056, 10057, 10058, 10059 Star Newspaper

$100 GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR LABOUR (AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR)

Sponsored By: Mike Rosman RV Sales

ITEM #10052

RETAIL VALUE $75

RETAIL VALUE $310

Sponsored By: H & L Glass Ltd.

Sponsored By: OKAPED

1 LIFT TICKET - SILVER STAR MOUNTAIN

RETAIL VALUE $100

RETAIL VALUE $22

RETAIL VALUE $85

ITEM #10050, 10051

RV COACH DE-WINTERIZING/ MOTORIZED

$150 GIFT CERTIFICATE TOWARDS MIRROR

ITEM #10047

SOLE SANDALS

RETAIL VALUE $100

ITEM #10065

Sponsored By: Carpet Castle RETAIL VALUE $80

Sponsored By: Vernon Husky Market

RETAIL VALUE $150

RETAIL VALUE $20

$20 GIFT CERTIFICATE KT’S RESTAURANT

ITEM #10046

Sponsored By: Priest Valley Manual Therapy Centre

Sponsored By: Kern & Company Law Corporation

ITEM #10042

RETAIL VALUE $695

$50 GIFT CERTIFICATE

RETAIL VALUE $750

Sponsored By: Sandman Inn, Vernon, BC

6’ 6 INCH X 9’ 2 INCH NATURAL SISAL AREA RUG

RETAIL VALUE $50

TWO WILLS & POWERS OF ATTORNEY (HUSBAND & WIFE)

TWO (2) POWERS OF ATTORNEY (HUSBAND & WIFE)

ITEM #10041

PHYSIOTHERAPY ASSESSMENT VISIT & ONE FOLLOW UP VISIT WITH RICHARD HEALY ONLY

ITEM #10061

ITEM #10036

RETAIL VALUE $135

$50 GIFT CERTIFICATE Sponsored By: ITEM #10049 Eclectic Med

ITEM #10031

ONE NIGHT HOTEL ROOM AT SANDMAN INN IN VERNON BC

RETAIL VALUE $50

Sponsored By: Watkin Motors

RETAIL VALUE $225

Sponsored By: Quizno’s Classic Subs

ITEM #10034, 10035

Sponsored By: O’Keefe Ranch

ITEM #10054

Sponsored By: Findlay’s Superstore

Sponsored By: Italian Kitchen Co

Sponsored By: Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club

4 PACK OIL & FILTER CHANGE ITEM #10060

ITEM #10030

RETAIL VALUE $30

2011 FAMILY PASS

RETAIL VALUE $170

WINE KIT

BOX OF MARATHON SEWING THREAD

RETAIL VALUE $75

Sponsored By: Valley First Credit Union

ITEM #10027

RETAIL VALUE $49

1 GREEN FEE PASS. SPALLUMCHEEN CHAMPIONSHIP COURSE AFTER NOON ITEM #10044, 10045

Sponsored By: Hi-Pro Corporate Sportswear

FIVE FREE SANDWICH CERTIFICATES - VALUE $599

Sponsored By: Blenz Coffee

RETAIL VALUE $125

FITNESS STARTER KIT PLUS ONE MONTH MEMBERSHIP

ITEM #10026

$25 GIFT CERTIFICATE - ITALIAN KITCHEN

Sponsored By: Partly Dave’s Neighbourhood Garage

ITEM #10023

RETAIL VALUE $200

Sponsored By: Budget Brake and Muffler

GIFT BASKET

ITEM #10039, 10040

Sponsored By: 29th Street Autoplex

MELTON/LEATHER/BOMBER JACKET - SIZE LARGE

Sponsored By: Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre Society

SHOP LABOUR CREDIT $50

RETAIL VALUE $50 WINE BASKET

GOLF FOR 2 WITH SHARED POWER CART

ITEM #10021,10022

RETAIL VALUE $120

RETAIL VALUE $65

RETAIL VALUE $450

TWENTY MINUTE LOCAL HELICOPTER TOUR FOR 4

Sponsored By: Dr. David Naismith

RETAIL VALUE $25

SONY CYBERSHOT #5930 CAMERA

HAIR CUT & STYLE

Sponsored By: Welk Mart Discount Ltd.

ITEM #10029

ITEM #10017

AUTOMOTIVE GOLD CLEAN

$50 GIFT CERTIFICATE PARTS OR SERVICE

Sponsored By: Correales’ Wine Cellar

Sponsored By: Shopper’s Drug Mart DOWNTOWN RETAIL VALUE $250

RETAIL VALUE $50

RETAIL VALUE $198

RETAIL VALUE $30

Sponsored By: De Vine Vintners

ITEM #10025

MASTER’S EDITION - ALL JUICE - WINE PACKAGE

MEN’S STORMTECH XL WARM VEST & 3 GOLF BALLS

ITEM #10016

2 TICKETS FOR “MCMANUS IN LOVE”

RETAIL VALUE $284

RETAIL VALUE $50

Sponsored By: Vernon Hobby Centre

RETAIL VALUE $60

RETAIL VALUE $60

RETAIL VALUE $105

SHOPPERS DRUG MART COSMETIC BASKET

MOT PILOTS MEDICAL

Sponsored By: Dr. David Naismith

ITEM #10013

RETAIL VALUE $280

RETAIL VALUE $160

3 FLIGHTS WITH ELECTRIC RC TRAINER

Sponsored By: Nolan’s Pharmasave

ITEM #10012

BACHMAN SANTA FE FLYER

ITEM #10015

Sponsored By: KT’s Restaurant ITEM #10004, 10005, 10006, 10007, 10008 RETAIL VALUE $70 FAMILY MEMBERSHIP (1YR) & $20 IN OSC SCIENCE BUCKS Sponsored By: Okanagan Science Centre

RETAIL VALUE $94

RETAIL VALUE $75

COSMETICS GIFT CERTIFICATE

ITEM #10003

RETAIL VALUE $150

ORAL B PRO-HEALTH SYSTEM SMART SERIES 5000 TOOTHBRUSH

Sponsored By: Bookland

Sponsored By: St. John Ambulance

EIGHTEEN HOLES OF GOLF PLUS 1/2 CART

RETAIL VALUE $200

RETAIL VALUE $25

$25 GIFT CERTIFICATE KT’S RESTAURANT

ST. JOHN AMBULANCE FAMILY FIRST AID KIT

RETAIL VALUE $80

RETAIL VALUE $125

RETAIL VALUE $25

Sponsored By: The Pantry

ITEM #10071

RETAIL VALUE $25

650J DOZER - JOHN DEERE DIECAST MODEL ITEM #10074

Sponsored By: Brandt Tractor Ltd.

ITEM #10075


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RETAIL VALUE $50

RETAIL VALUE $180

KAHUNA BASIC INSULATED MENS LARGE JACKET

$50 GIFT CERTIFICATE

Sponsored By: Far West Factory Outlet

Sponsored By: Ora Restaurant Lounge

ITEM #10244

ITEM #10245

Sponsored By: Prestige Inn - Vernon

RETAIL VALUE $129

ITEM #10250, 10251

ITEM #10252, 10253

LADIES DAY PROGRAM SILVER STAR MOUNTAIN

5 GROUP LESSONS FOR 2 PEOPLE

Sponsored By: Silver Star Ski School ITEM #10256, 10257, 10258, 10259

Sponsored By: Silver Star Ski School ITEM #10260, 10261, 10262, 10263

Sponsored By: Cheek to Cheek Dance Studio

1/2 HOUR MASSAGE THERAPY SESSION Sponsored By: Norman Ward, RMT

ITEM #10266

Sponsored By: 107.5 Kiss FM

ITEM #10270

ITEM #10277, 10278, 10279

SINGLE MEMBERSHIP, RECYCLED LEATHER NOTEBOOK & BAG Sponsored By: Vernon Public Art Gallery

ITEM #10283

RETAIL VALUE $200

Jim Attridge Ski & Snowboard Centre or Custom Car Concepts Sponsored By: Canaccord Capital ITEM #10271, 10272

Sponsored By: OTR

ITEM #10280

RETAIL VALUE $250 $250 CREDIT TOWARDS NEW PHONE SYSTEM OR DIGITAL COPIER AT TOPS ITEM #10284, 10285 Sponsored By: TOPS

Sponsored By: Bev Lyons RETAIL VALUE $325

ITEM #10289

ITEM #10293

Sponsored By: Canaccord Capital

Sponsored By: VIP Charter

COSMETIC GIFT BASKET Sponsored By: Shoppers Drug Mart 27th Street

ITEM #10297

RETAIL VALUE $18

RETAIL VALUE $25

$25 GIFT CERTIFICATE

Sponsored By: Downtowne Spectacle Shoppe

Sponsored By: Domino’s Pizza

RETAIL VALUE $148

RETAIL VALUE $55

4 SESSIONS OF CHIROPRACTIC THERAPY

Sponsored By: Home Building Center

Sponsored By: AJ’s Pets & Things

Sponsored By: BX Bar and Grill

ITEM #10310

POCKET WATCH Sponsored By: Funtastic Sports Society

Sponsored By: Custom Car Concepts RETAIL VALUE $672

Sponsored By: Kal Tire

ITEM #10303

CHRISTMAS GIFT BASKET

CARPENTER KIT

Sponsored By: Safeway Food & Drug 32nd St.

Sponsored By: Home Building Center

ITEM #10307

RETAIL VALUE $152

Sponsored By: Best Western Vernon Lodge

Sponsored By: Lunch Matters

ITEM #10311

Sponsored By: Funtastic Sports Society

ITEM #10312

ITEM #10320

LOWE PRO COMPACT AW PRO

Sponsored By: Funtastic Sports Society

Sponsored By: Pat Balfour

ITEM #10316, 10317

GIFT BASKET OF SPA GOODIES

Sponsored By: Panago Pizza

ITEM #10321

RETAIL VALUE $150

3 MONTH MEMBERSHIP ITEM #10328

Sponsored By: Ladies World

ITEM #10329, 10330, 10331, 10332

Sponsored By: Krista Bussey

ITEM #10322

RETAIL VALUE $1800

FRAMED LIMITED EDITION PRINT OF WAYNE GRETZKY

BANDED ONYX & STERLING SILVER PENDANT WITH 18” SILVER CHAIN Sponsored By: Shambala

ITEM #10318

RETAIL VALUE $50

RETAIL VALUE $69

ITEM #10324

ITEM #10313

RETAIL VALUE $269

PANAGO DINNER

Sponsored By: Debra Burden Notary Public

Sponsored By: Finning

SUMMER FUN PACKAGE

PHONE HEADSET ITEM #10315

ITEM #10309

RETAIL VALUE $80

RETAIL VALUE $45

MODEL FINNING DOZER ITEM #10327

Sponsored By: Silver Star Mountain Resort

RETAIL VALUE $25

RETAIL VALUE $125

FOURSOME GOLF PASSES & 2 CARTS

1 ADULT SEASON PASS - VALID 2010/11

RETAIL VALUE $25

ONE NIGHT ACCOMMODATION IN SIGNATURE JACUZZI SUITE

ITEM #10305

RETAIL VALUE $1060

ITEM #10308

GIFT CERTIFICATE AT LUNCH MATTERS

Sponsored By: Your Gym Bag

ITEM #10304

28 BALES OF HAY CHRISTMAS GIFT BASKET

Sponsored By: Coldstream Ranch 2002 Ltd.

ITEM #10300

RETAIL VALUE $40

RETAIL VALUE $200

HIS & HER STARTER GYM PACK ITEM #10323

ITEM #10299

RETAIL VALUE $45

RETAIL VALUE $120

ONE ROUND OF GOLF FOR A FOURSOME Sponsored By: Predator Ridge Golf Resort

Sponsored By: Emmy Kennedy

POWER OF ATTORNEY ITEM #10319

ITEM #10296

Sponsored By: Excel Fitness Co

RETAIL VALUE $100

CLIFFORD MATRIX 12 SECURITY SYSTEM

Sponsored By: Avenue Machine Corp

WHEEL ALIGNMENT CAR/LIGHT TRUCK

Sponsored By: Funtastic Sports Society

RETAIL VALUE $250

ITEM #10295

RETAIL VALUE $105

ROADSIDE AUTO SET ITEM #10314

CERTIFICATE FOR SERVICE OR PARTS ON EQUIPMENT

RETAIL VALUE $450

RETAIL VALUE $25

RETAIL VALUE $30

RETAIL VALUE $100

PYRO-GRAPHIC ART PIECE

Sponsored By: Miracles & Hair Design

ITEM #10287

1 NIGHT STAY AT SALMON ARM’S PRESTIGE HARBOURFRONT RESORT Sponsored By: Prestige HarbourITEM #10292 front Resort - Salmon Arm

EXCEL FITNESS! VARIETY PASS TO 10 GROUP EX CLASSES

RETAIL VALUE $275

RETAIL VALUE $50

ITEM #10290, 10291

Sponsored By: Okanagan Brake Centre

Sponsored By: Corner Optical

$50 GIFT CERTIFICATE BX BAR & GRILL

Sponsored By: Peter’s Tire & Auto Centre RETAIL VALUE $429

Sponsored By: Hagemann Jewellers

$100 GIFT CERTIFICATE ITEM #10306

ITEM #10286

1997 FORD ESCORT ESTATE WAGON

ITEM #10298

ITEM #10282

$100 GIFT CERTIFICATE - PETERS TIRECRAFT

Sponsored By: Dr. Tom Shikaze

RETAIL VALUE $100

ONE CHUCK SET

Sponsored By: Cheek to Cheek Dance Studio Bamboo Beach Fusion Grille RETAIL VALUE $100

STAINLESS STEEL WINE SET WITH ROTARY EMBLEM

CONSULTATION FOR NEW HAIRSTYLE, COLOUR & CUT ITEM #10301, 10302

ITEM #10281

RETAIL VALUE $2795

ITEM #10294

ITEM #10275, 10276

RETAIL VALUE $309

RETAIL VALUE $100

GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR 1 LARGE 2 TOPPING PIZZA

ITEM #10273

ADIDAS A385/05/6051

RETAIL VALUE $295

RETAIL VALUE $300

RETAIL VALUE $100

ANDRES AUDIOTRONICS GIFT CERTIFICATE

RETAIL VALUE $50

GENTS ROTARY WATCH

ITEM #10265

Sponsored By: Canaccord Capital ITEM #10269

ON HOUR OF VIP COACH SERVICE

$25 GIFT CERTIFICATE (EXCLUDES PET FOOD)

Sponsored By: Innerspace Watersports

ITEM #10288

ITEM #10268

RETAIL VALUE $25

SCUBA DIVE CERTIFICATION COURSE

Sponsored By: Dawn Poggemiller

WHITE RIDGE GOLF BAG (BLUE/BLACK)

RETAIL VALUE $200

RETAIL VALUE $500

A SERIES OF 3 BOWEN TREATMENTS

Sponsored By: Mabel Lake Golf & Country Club

Sponsored By: Tom’s Tux Rentals and Mens Wear

ONE HOUR ICE TIME

RETAIL VALUE $60

Sponsored By: Hagemann Jewellers

Sponsored By: DiMENsions Fitness Express ITEM #10267

RETAIL VALUE $168

RETAIL VALUE $30

GIFT BASKET - ROGERS FOODS Sponsored By: Rogers Foods

MEN’S SHORT SLEEVE SPORT SHIRT

$250 GIFT CERTIFICATE

GOLF FOR 4 AT THE RISE

ITEM #10264

RETAIL VALUE $200

2 MONTH MEMBERSHIP, GYM BAG, T SHIRT, WATER BOTTLE & TRAVEL MUG RETAIL VALUE $250

RETAIL VALUE $460

ITEM #10254, 10255

2 HOUR POST PARTUM HOME SUPPORT VISIT

RETAIL VALUE $50

RETAIL VALUE $180

Sponsored By: Jim Attridge Ski Centre RETAIL VALUE $80

RETAIL VALUE $100

MENS DAY PROGRAM SILVER STAR MOUNTAIN RETAIL VALUE $40

ITEM #10247, 10248

OAKLEY A FRAME GOGGLES

Sponsored By: Jim Attridge Ski Centre

RETAIL VALUE $129

Sponsored By: 107.5 Kiss FM

RETAIL VALUE $119

GIRO GIO HELMET

Sponsored By: Canaccord Capital

ITEM #10249

ITEM #10246

RETAIL VALUE $149

AVAYA BAMBOO TEA BOX

Sponsored By: 105.7 Sun FM

LADIES & MENS STORMTECH WATER RESISTANT JACKETS SIZE L

ONE NIGHT STAY IN LUXURIOUS SUITE

RETAIL VALUE $80

RETAIL VALUE $2100

ADVERTISING PACKAGE

RETAIL VALUE $75

RETAIL VALUE $799

Sponsored By: Blenz Coffee ITEM #10326

ITEM #10325

RETAIL VALUE $330

RETAIL VALUE $25

$25 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO PHOENIX STEAKHOUSE

SPARKLING HILL ONE NIGHT STAY

Sponsored By: Phoenix Steakhouse

Sponsored By: Sparkling Hill Resort

ITEM #10333, 10334, 10335, 10336

ITEM #10337


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END OF CONSTRUCTION

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Const. Steven Schenkeveld goes over a trailer looking for safety infractions Tuesday at the scales north of Vernon during a random commercial vehicle inspection.

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250-558-1030 • Vernon Show Room: 4308 - 29th St.

Keychain USB Driver with Bling Load up with photos,, easy to mail

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Kick starting Internet history

SUBMITTED PHOTO

Filmmaker Christopher Salmon, originally from Vernon, is embarking on an ambitious project with his latest short film, The Price.

Morning Star Staff

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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30th Avenue across from Bookland • 250-549-3100 projects must be fullyfunded or no money changes hands.” Salmon, who attended Vernon Secondary in the mid ‘80s, clearly took the site’s mantra to heart, launching an ambitious and historic campaign seeking $150,000 to fund his animated CG version of Gaiman’s short story.

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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City of Vernon BUSINESS LICENCE RENEWALS Business Licence Renewals for 2011 will be mailed in the next few days. Payment is DUE IMMEDIATELY UPON RECEIPT and should be received no later than January 1, 2011. Businesses without VALID, PAID licences may be subject to FINES. For your convenience, should there be no changes to your business licence information (ownership, contact information, location, type of business, etc.). Please feel free to use our online renewal system located at www.vernon.ca under “Online Services”. If you have questions, updated information regarding your Business Licence, or if you have not received your renewal, please contact Business Licences at 250-550-3585 or visit us at City Hall.

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Help keep our City Streets safe for pedestrians by shovelling the snow and removing the ice from the sidewalks and foot paths bordering your property. As the owner/occupier of property in Vernon, you are responsible to keep the sidewalks and foot paths bordering your property clean of snow and ice. A sidewalk not cleared within 24 hours of snow fall may be cleared by the City at your expense (with unpaid charges added to taxes). For the safety and convenience of all our Citizens, we thank you for your cooperation.

TOURISM ADVISORY COMMITTEE REQUEST TO FILL ONE (1) POSITION The Council of the Corporation of the City of Vernon is seeking to fill one (1) position on the Tourism Advisory Committee representing the ‘Accommodation under 80 Rooms’ sector. Appointments will be for a two year term. Membership on the Committee is comprised of a total of 14 members, with 1 member from the community at large, 11 representatives from the local tourism sector, one staff member and two representatives from Council. The Committee’s purpose is to increase year round tourism in the Vernon area with particular emphasis on overnight stays, to provide a communication channel between the local tourism sector and the City and to monitor the use of the Additional Hotel Room Tax. If you are interested in serving the community on this committee, you may pick up a copy of the Terms of Reference and a volunteer application form at Reception at City Hall or visit our website at www.vernon.ca/committees. Applications must be received by 4:30 pm, Friday, December 3, 2010.

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MEETING Committee of the Whole of Council

VENUE Council Chambers

INFO. Patti Bridal, Corporate Officer

Regular (Open) Meeting of Council

Council Chambers

Patti Bridal, Corporate Officer

Vernon Councillors Buff y Baumbrough

Jack Gilroy

Dr. Shawn Lee

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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

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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

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am so tired of hearing about the weather. We all seem compelled to go on and on about the cold or the snow or the wind and the temperature. I do not like winter but I live here in Canada and that is what the weather is like so we all need to get over it. If we are fit and healthy there is nothing more enjoyable than getting out in the fresh air and cross-country skiing in the woods or hiking along a path in one of our Pat Black parks. And if we are not hale and hearty there are other avenues to pursue. Check out this paper for what’s happening in town and join something or volunteer to help others. If this isn’t possible, be thankful if you have a safe warm place to shelter you. Lots of people don’t. Winter can be more hazardous and we need to be more cautious of course. Whether we are 16 or 60, all of us need to walk and drive more slowly and carefully. Ice and snow cause accidents and falls and we need to be aware of the hazards. But we can also enjoy hearing the howls of laughter as we watch kids slide down a snowy hill or have a snowball fight. Or feel the first snowflake melt on our cheek and watch the gentle snow blanket the

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lawn for the first time. Maybe I don’t hate winter; I guess I am ambiguous about it. I hate the pain and stiffness in my arthritic joints and having to wear layers and layers of clothing. And heavy boots makes going anywhere a great effort. But the wonder of the first gentle crystals of snow falling against a dark sky and watching the sunlight bouncing like diamonds off the snow in the icy crisp air is sometimes intoxicating. Good thing I’m not talking about the weather, eh? Were you aware that, following a policy change in January of this year, the Ministry of Health Services quietly directed Health Authorities to bill patients who need hospital care to recover from illness or injury $29.40 per day. These services were previously provided free of charge as required by the Canada Health Act and are called convalescent care. Many of these patients are likely to be elderly and suffer from chronic health conditions. In addition to the daily fees, which total almost $900 per month, people still have to pay the costs of maintaining their homes where they hope to return after their hospital stay. The BC Health Coalition is vigorously fighting this initiative and if you want to get involved call them at 1-604-681-7945 or www.bchealthcoalition.ca. In the Well Cornell Medical College Newsletter that deals with Aging with

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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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Have camera, will travel? PETER KENDAL Special to The Morning Star

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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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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hockey club. It gives us confidence moving forward now.” Despite missing his top scorer (Scott Jacklin) and two of his best defencemen (Jake Baker and Rajan Sidhu), Trail head coach Jim Ingram wasn’t about to ease up on his team’s lacklustre performance. "We were gross. We didn't deserve to win, we didn't win any puck battles,” he said. "They were just a hungrier team and we were

sitting there waiting around. "It (missing key players) doesn't matter, you have to find a way to compete. “I call into question what we’re trying to accomplish here if they think that’s going to get the job done. That isn’t even close to the team that I stand behind the bench of.” The Smokies have had to use 36 call-ups so far this year, including Vernon’s Tanner Burns (KIJHL Nelson Leafs), who played his fifth game with Trail Friday night. About the only Trail player Ingram had any praise for was Smiley (32 saves), who aside from Vernon’s first goal, was solid most of the night. Said the Trail tender: “I don’t know why, but we just decided not to show up. It was an unfortunate loss and an important one at that.” At the other end, Voth wasn’t overly busy facing 16 shots, but he came up with a few beauty saves. The Herbert, Sask. product, who will undoubtedly be cheering on the Roughriders in today’s 98th Grey Cup, stuffed Logan Proulx on a breakaway early in the third period. He then came up with a Dominik Hasek-like glove save on Paul Mailey a little later in the frame. It came on the shift after Vernon’s fourth goal by Fitzgerald (7th), and it helped to keep his team’s momentum. The Vipers’ Aaron Hadley set up the goal by forcing a turnover behind the Trail net, then firing a quick feed to Fitzgerald in the slot for a five-hole one-timer. The Vipers, 4-3-0-3 in their last 10 games, entertain the Westside Warriors (16-9-1-2) Friday night at Wesbild, and complete the home-and-home series Saturday at Royal LePage Place in West Kelowna. The fifth-place Warriors trail the Vipers by two points. They end next weekend with a Sunday matinee against the Surrey Eagles (16-11-1-1) at Wesbild.

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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

Morning Star Staff

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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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 A HOCKEY – Vipers vs Westside Warriors, 7 p.m., Wesbild Centre.

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BARON INSURANCE SUPER LEAGUE SKIP SPONSOR Brad Kuhn North Enderby Timber Jim Cotter Woodland Equipment Ty Griffith Nufloors Dave Merklinger Jet Ice Wayne Laface Inspiration Homes Jon Gardner Sladen-Moore Blake Kimura Village Green Hotel & Casino T.J. Perepolkin Canaccord Capital Kayla Gunner Armstrong Inn Jenn Gerow Gateway Mechanical Jeff Richard British Columbia Trailer

REC HOCKEY INTERIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE TEAM Teale Utility Canucks Westwood Cabinets Flyers Re/Max Rangers R.E. Postill & Sons Orphans Royal Lepage Acadians Godard Excavating Predators M&K Ready Mix Bruins Silver Star Hitmen Aquatico Bay Sharks Blue Jay Concrete Hornets Kal Sports Bar Blackhawks Moe Joe’s Kal Tire Knights SCORING LEADERS: PLAYER Jason Elders, Canucks Troy Killingbeck, Canucks Tyler Quiring, Canucks Logan Massie, Flyers Matt Glinsbockel, Flyers Darcy Quiring, Canucks Blair Fernley, Hornets Rob Killingbeck, Canucks Mike Tew, Bruins Danny Stein, Predators GOALIES GP Blair Miller, Rangers 10 Jason Silzer, Orphans 8 Brennon Jones, Predators 11 Byron Tiggelaar, Flyers 12 Jordan Vallance, Sharks 12

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A 32 32 26 12 15 31 13 19 23 8 W-L-T 6-2-2 6-1-1 6-5 9-2-1 5-5-2

GA 61 50 40 53 57 58 81 85 51 96 75 91 146

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

SOCCER T 0 1 0 2 2 0 2 1

PTS 18 16 15 8 8 6 5 1

GF 29 18 24 11 12 14 11 6

GA 6 9 13 12 18 21 19 23

T 1 0 2 1 1 1

PTS 13 12 11 10 7 7

GF 26 25 22 13 20 14

GA 16 24 15 18 32 16

T 0 0 0 0 0

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Mike and Lynne Moore of Vernon, Alex Michie of Toronto and Karen Michie of Courtenay are thrilled to announce the marriage of their children, Erin and Ryan, Aug. 21, 2010. The ceremony took place in the garden at the home of the bride’s parents, with reception at the Cattleman’s Club at O’Keefe Ranch. A special thank-you from the newlyweds to all the guests who travelled so far to make a special day even more so! Both families wish Erin and Ryan a life of love and happiness.

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Alisha Knight and Anders Nordling

.ORDLING +NIGHT At a magical outdoor setting near Tatlayoko Lake, B.C. west of Williams Lake Aug. 7, 2010 the smoke cleared from the forest fires and the sun peeked out to deliver a beautiful day. For the many honoured family and friends who journeyed from Yukon, B.C., Alberta, Michigan and Idaho, it was a perfect day to witness Alisha and Anders unite in marriage. Alisha was radiant as she was accompanied by her parents Len and Jo Knight to the outdoor altar at their home. In the background was the river’s edge and the Coastal Mountains of B.C. Following the ceremony, a reception, dinner and dance was held for 170 guests at the Bracewell’s Alpine Wilderness Lodge. It was a memorable experience for all including grandparents, parents, siblings, several children and many canine friends. Much love and success is wished for Anders and Alisha as they continue to live at their home north of Falkland, B.C. with their family dogs, Whiskey and Wiley. Congratulations!

Wendy and Fred Filbrandt are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Azure, to Jeff Kinch, son of Patty and David McCarthy of Thunder Bay, Ont., and the late Fred Kinch. The proposal took place on Long Beach in Tofino, B.C. The couple lives in Victoria, B.C. and is planning a West Coast wedding.

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Tony and Elin Minchenko and Chris and Deb Grotterod, all of Vernon, are very happy to announce the engagement of their children, Sandra and Erik. Wedding to take place April 9, 2011.

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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

CARA BRADY/MORNING STAR

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

them this holiday season would be a delight,” said Davidson. “We are hoping to get as many gifts as we can so we will be able to bless as many people as possible at Christmas. We know people love to give so we are organizing it for them and getting the word out.” Suggestions for

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New arrivals Oct. 16: Born to Eric and Karen (Close) Macdonald of Calgary, Alta., a girl, 7 lbs. 9 oz., named Maya Ellie. A sister for Graydon. A granddaughter for Marjorie and Wayne Close of Vernon, Merrill and Eddie McKendrick of Dunvegan, Ont. A great-granddaughter for Jack and Lily Edwards of Vernon. Oct. 24: Born to Brent and Angela Barnes of Coldstream, a girl, 7 lbs. 15 oz., named Nicole Clara. A granddaughter for Brenda and Tom of Nanaimo, B.C., Jan and Don of Williams Lake, B.C. Nov. 19: Born to Trevor and Alla Cook of Vernon, a boy, 7 lbs. 1 oz., named Joshua Nathaniel. A brother for Milla, 3. A grandson for Ron and Lorna Cook of Pavilion Lake, B.C., Milton and Kathi Torio of Abbotsford, B.C., Genady and Anna Kolesnichenko of Vernon, B.C. A greatgrandson for Alvin

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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W

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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weather, paints, crayons, glues. I got a large roll of the paper from The Morning Star about 20” wide that we used many ways. They lay down on the paper and drew their bodies and then cut them out and painted them. In the spring we wrapped an outside deck wall with the paper and introduced tagging to the lads (with magic markers). We also got bits of fabric, sparkles, vinyl scraps from a sign shop, paint chips, bark, wood blocks and let the creative juices flow. Boxes are a great source of creative entertainment and we used them in many ways, sometimes incorporating them into a theme week. Two of our favourites were around Star Wars: building a space ship, and then watching the movies. Another was enjoying a book of paper airplanes that resulted in building an airport complete with runway and all the necessary buildings, including a visit to the local airport. Reading together cuddled up on our favourite chairs with a hot chocolate is another great way to spend some time. Think about the screens in your life and their odd light

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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 vcacinfo@shaw.ca 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 crystal@ilvernon.ca 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 james@gojoli.com 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 killarneyclassof61@gmail.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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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

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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.

Reviewer checks himself in to the director’s chair church’s wildly popular One December Evening dessert theatre presentations. The play is the perfect Christmas treat for audiences of all ages, and it carries an

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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

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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,

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Cleaning Services

1-866-888-8681

HOUSEKEEPING. Experienced, mature house cleaner has a few vacancies. Weekly, Biweekly or Monthly. References available on request. 250-558-7865

www.4pillars.ca

DEBT CONSOLIDATION PROGRAM Helping Canadians repay debts, reduce or eliminate interest, regardless of your credit. Steady Income? You may qualify for instant help. Considering Bankruptcy? Call 1-877-220-3328 FREE Consultation Government Approved, BBB Member

PEGGY’S HOUSE & OFFICE CLEANING. $20/hr, Ref avail, 250-541-0911 250-938-6338

Computer Services

MicroSolve Computer Solutions

In the convenience of your Home Computer Troubleshooting, Repair, Performance Maintenance & Virus Control. Personalized in-home Computer Training with your programs, Internet, E-mail, scanner, camera, printer & cleaning up harddrive.

Handypersons 4673169

QUARTZ the best stone for countertop surfaces. 156 colors. 10yr guarantee. Complete kitchens or countertops only. We will not be undersold. Classic Countertops & Cabinets. (250)549-2875 REFACE Countertops. 1/2 the Cost of Replacing. Granite & Corian Designs. 470-2235.

Drafting & Design CAD DESIGNER will create construction plans from your ideas or sketches. New homes, garages, decks, more. 5 yrs exp. 250-542-4482

Fencing POST POUNDING-- Great rates. No transport fee. Free Estimates. 250.308.5403.

Handypersons

Pets Family raised Yorkie cross pups.$500-$575. Miniature Shnuazer pups. smallpawsontheridgekennel.com 250-5476698 250-547-6937. FREE to good home, indooronly spayed cat. Must give away due to allergies. 250545-1101 Hand Fed Yellow Indian Ringneck Parrot baby. $300. (250)547-6029 Pomeranian, F, 12wks, shots & vet check, $600. Can keep for x-mas gift. 250-547-6963 Purebred Chihuahua puppies, ready Dec 15, 250-547-7970, 250-307-3767 Tellington Ttouch Training for companion animals, offers positive solutions for fear, anxiety, aggression, etc. based problems. Individual sessions. Call 250-260-3109 Yellow Lab X Retriever puppies, 7wks old, $250 each. Ready now. 250-542-2066

Feed & Hay (70) very good alfalfa Timothy square bales, $6.00/60lb bales. 250-547-6546. 800lb round bales, alfalfa grass, 1st crop, $60/bale. Grinrod. 250-309-1420. Good quality 1st cut hay bales, $5.50/bale. 3rd cut round haylage bales, $80/bale. 250-260-5299. HAY FOR SALE; Grass or Grass Alfalfa mix, Round bales $70 each, approx. 800lbs, delivery avail. on larger orders, also Silege bales or Feeder hay. 250-838-6630 *HAY-SALES-GUARANTEED Quality Grass, Alfalfa, Mixed square bales, round bales & Silage bales. Delivery avail. (250)804-6081,(250)833-6763. STRAW Wheat Straw for Sale, square bales, clean & covered. (250)309-2965, (250)542-0820

Livestock 11 month old laying chickens.$6.00 each. 250-546-6745 before 9pm.

Fix it

Pets END HOMELESSNESS & SUFFERING

R&P Cleaning Service, daily, weekly, monthly, reasonable rates, seniors discount. Phone Pat 250-540-0214

Computer Services

Cheryl Andrus Microsoft Professional + Internet Microsoft Certified System Engineer A+ Service Technician

GRANITE SLAB SALE. 150 colors to choose from. 1 1/4” thick. Great Service. Great Price! All mayjor CC’s acepted. WCB Open 9-4 Mon-Fri, 10-2 Sat. Showroom: 1115 Gordon Dr. 250-870-1577, 250-763-8303,

Equestrian FREE to approved Home, 26yr old Morgan Arabian Gelding, 250-558-8791 The Paddock Customer Appreciation Day Dec 8th 9:30 – 7:30. Special prices on everything. Hwy 97N Vernon 5451537

542-8620 Handypersons

Moving & Storage FAMILY Movers. Moving? Anything, anywhere. Local and long distance throughout 2010 Packing service available, weekly trips to Vancouver, Alberta, full and partial loads. Cheapest rates in the valley. Free Estimates, 250-493-2687

Painting & Decorating

SNOWPLOWING, shoveling service, residential, commercial, Reasonable rates, Seniors Discounts. Call Doug for free estimate 250-503-6870

Livestock

Livestock

Real Journeyman Painter, 45 years exp. Not jack of all trades. Certified.250-541-7775

LIVESTOCK HAULING

Suite 100 - 3003 - 30th Street, Vernon Tel. (250) 542-4612 • email:eas@shaw.ca

• Career planning and Canadian job search • Individual Employment Counselling • Direction & ¿nancial help with foreign credentials – assisting with education/quali¿cations recognition • Training funding for eligible persons • Referrals to other services • Computer skills for job seekers

18cu.ft Ref $195.30” electric ranges from $140. Great selection, we also sell parts. Stuart 250-549-6545 #1 Choice, Washer & Dryer $250. Many other items. We also buy appliances. Wayne 250-549-6649 A1 sxs fridge. $200. “Stacker” w/d. $300. Other items. Delivery avail. 250-549-6042. FRONT LOAD Frigidaire washer/dryer for sale. Like New, in good condition. $500 obo for pair. 250-503-6096 IT’S Mr. Mike! Washer & dryer starting at $250. Stackers & front load, plus other stuff. 250-549-3781. Kenmore W/D, 2yrs old, $450 obo. 250-306-4512

Harry Potter first ever issued coin, highly collectable, limited quantities, $30 each. Simon’s Coins Polson Mall. 308-1522 Silver bullion is climbing, we carry a wide selection of Canadian, USA, and world silver coinage. Start building your portfolio at Simon’s Coins, Polson Mall, 308-1522.

Firearms STOCKING Stuffers from The Best Little Gunshop Around: Gift certificates for repairs, refinishing, customizing, knives, AR-15’s, CZ-858’s & 75’s, SKS’s, Glock’s, SIG’s, S&W’s, Ruger’s, Colt’s, Remington’s, Winchester’s. Weber & Markin 4-1691 Powick Rd, Kel. Call 250-762-7575 Tue-Sat, 10-6

Food Products

Reliable and committed

We can help you find work! Free services for Newcomers, FOREIGN Professionals/Trades Persons

Appliances

Books, Coins, Stamps

4 Rescue kittens, long / short hair,exotic markings, to responsible loving homes. $75. 250-260-8997. American Bulldog puppies, 8wks,1st shots, dewormed, for more info call 250-558-1669 Australian Shepherd Border Collie X puppies, farm raised, 1st shots, vet checked, $300, (250)547-6584 Cairn Terrier puppies. CKC registered, dewormed, 1st shots. $1000. (250)546-0277

Snowclearing

Vernon & District Immigrant Services Assistance Service

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

Buying, Selling?

Call Paul:

SALE - 20 sides of BEEF, naturally grown, approx 250lbs sides, no additives, $2.49lbs cwf. 250-546-6494

250-938-0868

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Save up to $4,000. Learn how at LiveSmartBC.ca

November 24, 2010 If you would like to offer a few hours of your time to the community, here are some Volunteer Opportunities Organization

Required Positions

Duties

Key:  you and agency will determine time Comments

Salvation Army

 Christmas Kettles

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)

 Chestnut Roasters

roast chestnuts , serve public



 Christmas Decorators

make decorations, decorate mansion



(Other Positions Available)  Food Preparation

prepare soups, salads, sandwiches

 Handyman

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

first 2 Sun. of month

evenings Thurs., Fri., or Sat. 4-8 hr. shifts website: www.mwc2011.com


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CJV 35th Anniversary Celebration 4413 - 29TH STREET, VERNON • 250-545-4454

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ARDEN TILE A Division of J.R. Ceramics Inc.

2800C 45th Avenue, Vernon 250-545-2272

FINE JEWELLERY

3107 - 30th Avenue, Vernon (beside Nolan’s) • 250-545-7570

EBENEZER’S 3110 29th Avenue • Vernon, BC

250-542-0980

3001 - 30 TH AVENUE, VERNON • 250-542-3010

SILVER STAR LIQUOR STORE 250-558-3934 • Corner of PV Road and Silver Star Road Locally Owned & Operated for 49 Years!

MARC’S

Footcare & Discovery Shoes 250-260-3898 • 3008 30th Avenue, Downtown Vernon

2812 - 27A Avenue • 250-549-2002 (Kitty Corner to A&W)

RED TOP GROCERY & FOOTWEAR LTD. 3303 43 Ave., Vernon (Beside Safeway)

250-542-3132

www.orthopedicsandals.com

FAIRWEATHER BINGO

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1015 Fairweather Road, Vernon • 250-558-6919

Stuff Your Stockings! 3320 30TH AVENUE, VERNON • 250-549-2504

Friesen’s

Countrytyme Gardens ,

9172 Kalamalka Road, Coldstream • 250-549-3587

#3 - 2901 - 27 Street, Vernon, BC • 250-275-8130 th

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3003 - 30th Street, Vernon • 250-545-0972

#302 2520 53rd Ave. Vernon (Across from Burger King)

250-558-5183

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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

250-545-1528

OPEN O PEN EN EVERY DAY 9:00am - 5:30pm

6325 Hwy 97, Vernon on on

250-549-1221

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

www.geniers.com

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

546-3039

BOGARTS Gardening & Gifts Unique Christmas Gift Ideas For everyone!!

3545 OKANAGAN ST, ARMSTRONG

250-546-9790

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

500 CASH

2505 Pleasant Valley Blvd, Armstrong (Downtown next to the Dollar Store) 250-546-2741

Downtown Vernon (next to Welk Mart)

250-545-7997

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

Fridays

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) vintagechicantiques@hotmail.com • 250-503-8539

Gift Cards Available

NEW LOCATION

There’s A Lot More To Canadian Tire For A Lot Less.® STORE: 250-838-6469 • PHARMACY PHARMACY:: 250-838-0502

#106-3334-30th Ave.

Earthly Treasures

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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

Plantland

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)

250-545-0664

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

NOW OPEN

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

250•503•1234 www.teetertottertoys.ca

250-558-1108

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

250-549-0402

SANTA SHOPS AT CANADIAN TIRE!

250-549-2131

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www.centralanimalhospital.ca

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

www.designersgallerycanada.com

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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blastfromthepastantiques@shaw.ca

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

Ph: 250-549-2929

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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