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    • BC INTERIOR EDITION | MARCH 2014 | FREE! Inside: F o R E V E R y o U N G I N F o R M A T I o N C A N A d A’ S A d U L T L I F E S T Y L E P U B L I C A T I o N Inherprimeat46 RoBERTS Julia RoBERTS Julia RoBERTS Find Your Retirement Home | Let's Go RVing! Happy St. Patrick's Day
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In August: Osage County, Roberts also played part of an ensemble – and also had to accept looking less than her best, wearing what she called a “butt pad” to add girth. She revelled in the opportunity to have physical scenes with Meryl Streep. She has told interviewers she has never worked as hard in all her life as when she filmed that acclaimed film, especially the famous fish scene. But unlike The Normal Heart, Roberts knew she wanted that role – playing the eldest sister in a dysfunctional family – as soon as she saw the play. She said she enjoyed play- ing the eldest sister, given that she was the youngest of three growing up with the Roberts family in Smyrna, Georgia. Her brother, ac- tor Eric Roberts, has had an outstanding film career in his own right, including a powerful performance in the film Star 80. Her role in the HBO film is smaller than the one in August: Osage County, but these days, Julia Roberts says she is content with quality, as opposed to quan- tify, of screen time.“I know I worked a very small amount of time, but it definitely felt like a privilege.” Roberts was prominent in promoting August: Osage County in advance of the Academy Awards, photo- graphed for the cover of the MarchVanity Fair cover with Chiwetel Ejiofor, Idris Elba and George Clooney and acknowledged to have sto- len the shoot. Continuedfrompage4 Essential Roberts • born Julia Fiona Roberts, Oct. 28, 1967, in Smyrna, Georgia • youngest of three children; parents were both actors • when young Roberts wanted to become a veterinarian • before star-making role in Pretty Woman (1990), Roberts earned an Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actress for Steel Magnolias (1989) • at one point she was engaged to Canadian Kiefer Sutherland but called it off; she was married to singer Lyle Lovett for 21 months, • won an Academy Award for her role in Erin Brockovich (2000) • married cameraman Daniel Moder in 2002, and they have three children: Hazel, Phinnaeus and Henry • FAMILY RIFT?The weekend of Feb. 8-9, there were reports that a half- sister of Roberts named Nancy Motes had committed suicide and blamed Roberts in a suicide note. As the tabloids explored details of the affair, a representative of Roberts gave this comment to people.com: “It is with deep sadness that the family of Nancy Motes ... confirms that she was found dead in Los Angeles yesterday of an apparent drug overdose.The family is both shocked and devastated.”
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Family harmony is extremely diffi- cult to maintain without an objective perspective; - If you don’t want to bur- den family members/friends with this job, or you simply don’t feel that you have any- one appropriate to appoint, and your Estate is of a cer- tain value to warrant hiring a Professional Trustee, then a Professional Trustee is a very good option for you. Their experience and objec- tiveness is of huge value to Estates. Each Professional Trustee will have a fee struc- ture that you should careful- ly review. Their fees may be charged monthly, quarterly or annually based upon the value and type of the assets they are managing in aTrust or Estate.Some Professional Trustees also charge hourly fees or flat fees for certain activities or situations. It is very important to closely re- view the Professional Trust- ee’s fee schedule so that you understand how and what fees will be charged to your Estate. 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Source 2: Employer- sponsored Pension Plans – in other words, what your employer provides * Defined Benefit (DB) pension plans provide a specific pension amount paid to you for your lifetime after you retire.The amount of a DB pension benefit is set according to your age, length of service, and sal- ary. It may or may not be indexed for inflation. * Defined Contribution (DC) pension plans are also known as money purchase plans and do not guarantee the amount of your future benefits. DC retirement in- come depends on accumu- lated contributions and the investment returns earned by these contributions. Source 3: Individual Retirement Plans – in other words,what you will provide When you retire, invest- ments held in your Regis- tered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) can be convert- ed to income in three ways: * A Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF) is like an RRSP in reverse. Instead of contributing to it, you withdraw from it.A RRIF of- fers the flexibility of a wide range of investment choices as well as your choice of the amount you wish to with- draw each month (subject to an annual minimum with- drawal based on the value of the investments in your RRIF and age.) * An Annuity offers the simplicity of a guaranteed lifetime income but can’t be increased to keep up with inflation or escalating living costs. Cash – convert invest- ments in your RRSP to cash and you will be subject to tax on the entire amount. Not the most attractive op- tion in most cases. – From the Investors Group Continuedfrompage6 Retirement income sources – know them all
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William Thomas F Y I L A U G H L I N E S When they say “You can’t go home again,” I always think they’re talking about Chernobyl. I can certainly return to the place of my childhood and did just that for the first- ever Dain City Reunion. From the age of two until I took off for university,I lived in quirky little hamlet half- way between a drive-in the- atre and the Welland Canal. Lost in the middle of John Deere, Mud Lake, Ramey’s Bend and Bethel, this place might as well have been the midway between the moon and NewYork City. The names changed over the years, Airline Junction became Welland Junction, Dain Manufacturing be- came John Deere, SS No. 4 became Bridgeview School. One day Sunnyside Dairy pulled the plug on their milking machines and put the horses out to pasture. One night I went to bed in a house at 53 Ontario Street and woke up in the morn- ing at 53 Forks Road East. Nothing had moved except the dog who ran away from home in protest. Welland amalgamated the village in the fifties and changed the name to Welland Junction and now they refer to it as Ward 6 but memories are too long and pride too strong – to me, it will always be known as Dain City. I spent all eight years of my grade school educa- tion at SS No. 4. There was no pressure to win because every school sports team I played on was greeted with chants of:“We’re Number 4! We’re Number 4!” The commercial centre of town included Ort’s conve- nience store and Frank Mih- alyi’s soda shop/gas station. WehungoutatMihalyi’s.Sid Hilton would sit at the end stool slurping Coke through a straw he crushed because it make the drink last longer. Frank sold cigarettes to kids for two cents each. Deed’s Place, a tiny pub and diner, occupies that property today. Evans General Store was also the post office and the Walmart of its day. It seemed the Dain City Hotel, on the canal next to the railway bridge, had al- ways been there. Once a stagecoach inn, where the horses were bedded in the basement, the Dain City House over the years was a brothel and illegal betting shop. I delivered the Satur- day newspaper to both of the bookies – they were by far the best tippers. From public house to a private residence, “The Dainer” is now an abandoned build- ing with a couple of chip wagons in the parking lot. Dain City: blast from the past Just down my street and over the tracks was the Welland Drive-In, the hub of summer activity. Walking to the concession stand in the dark,you had to be care- ful not to trip over a speaker chord or a brassiere. Kids today have sex-education classes. Malcolm Hilton and me, we had binoculars and the Welland Drive-In. Towering 70 metres over the Welland Canal, the lift bridges were our midway rides; the last kid to let go and plunge into the blue water below as the bridge rose slowly skyward, won. The last kid still holding on for dear life, but chickened out of jumping, had to stay up there until the boat went under and the bridge came down. He lost. I went fishing with Jimmy Creighton at John’s Lake, which was really just a big pond. I brought fishing tackle; he brought dyna- mite. Suddenly, there was an explosion and a lot of fish swimming upside down, but nothing for me to catch. I went duck hunting only once, with Allan Creighton at nearby Mud Lake. I shot him in the leg.We were both quite surprised.To this day, I thankAllan – for not return- ing fire.That could have got- ten ugly in a hurry. I smoked my first cigarette with Malcolm Hilton out in the bush near the construc- tion site of Dain City’s new subdivision. I coughed and spit my way through a long, unfiltered Viceroy cigarette Malcolm had nicked from his older brother. On my way home, I vomited green bile on my desert boots. That was my last cigarette. Among all those little settlements that sprung up in the first half of the 1900s, DainCityhaswonthewarof attrition.I was a bat boy on a Dain City softball team that played against Perry Sta- tion, White Pigeon, Cooks Mills and Netherby. None of those villages exist today. I’m amazed at the num- ber of kids who never left, stayed to raise their own kids in this quiet, safe set- ting. Occasionally, I take a slow drive through the vil- lage. Little has changed.The school is now an apartment building and two of three stores are still operating. Then Allan Creighton spots me and starts running like hell toward Buffalo, NY. Dain City – a tough but vibrant village that survived the test and ravages of time. The reunion was long over- due. For comments, ideas and copies of The True Story of Wainfleet, go to williamtho- mas.ca
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Each spacious, tastefully decorated resident room is equipped with ceiling lifts for resident and staff safety and comfort. Services Offered: - 24 hour professional nursing services - 24 hour direct care provided by trained resident care aides - Services of a Registered Dietician to assess and prescribe diets based on the nutritional needs of residents - Daily recreational programs / music therapy - Physiotherapy services to assess resident needs - Beauty salon operated by a Licensed Beautician - Secured entrances and exits - Resident call system in each room and common areas - Relaxing lounges for resident and family visits - Outdoor courtyards - Mini bus in the heart M Gardensariposa 8816 - 97 Street, Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V5 · 250-495-8124 CALL 250-495-8124 TO ARRANGE YOUR TOUR TODAY! Showcase of RETIREMENT LIVING p.11March 2014 | foreveryoung diately, and as that was happening I noticed that dozens of people with other skills were there making their contribu- tions also. I found myself caught up in an ongoing series of meetings,events, work-parties and plain old-fashioned socializing. I am turning 80 this year and am finding it increasingly hard to keep up the pace of my first fif- teen years of retirement. I would love to continue the ALCS activities that have become so much of my life, but I no longer have the energy do it. So I have made a decision to resign from the Board, comforted by the knowl- edge that someone out there will replace me and get to enjoy the sense of accomplishment that working for ALCS has brought me. ALCS welcomed its first campers last sum- mer. In this transition from a plan to a reality many volunteers are still needed, including people with totally new skills and abilities.ALCS now has a new office.Volunteers are needed to man the office. ALCS now has a site by a lake with two cabins and a dry camp ground ready for summer operation. Planners and promot- ers and trail builders and money-raisers and shovel wielders and paper push- ers are all needed. If you want to learn more, click on Volunteers in the top panel of our Home page. Also on that page there is Job Op- portunities under Agur Lake Camp. Right in the middle of Home page is a red Camp Registration button which will explain all about getting to camp this summer, if that is your goal. Don’t forget the open- ing I am leaving for you on the Board of Directors. I promise you, if you take up my challenge, it could be the most exciting ride of your life! Keith Dixon is website manager and retiring direc- tor of the Agur Lake Camp Society. www.agurlake- camp.ca on Board of Directors
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Showcase of RETIREMENT LIVINGp.14 foreveryoung | March 2014 By Ellen Ashton-Haiste The existence of a strong and positive relationship between diet and health, particularly at mid-life and beyond, is far from a new idea. Information abounds about nutrition for heart health, controlling diabetes or warding off diseases like cancer. But for many people, this stops short of aging brain issues, including cognitive decline and more frighten- ing conditions likeAlzheim- er’s and other dementias. In fact, there are many foods that can keep our brains healthy as we age, says Leslie Beck, registered dietitian and author of more than a dozen books on nu- trition. “For many of the risk fac- tors for cognitive decline, nutrition and diet play an important role in either preventing them or reduc- ing their effects,”says Beck, who has joined forces with the Women’s Brain Health Initiative to educate Cana- dians about the relationship between a healthy diet and a healthy brain. Go Mediterranean For a broad-based diet strategy that’s heart protec- tive, Beck recommends the Mediterranean diet. “It’s what we, today, call the gold-standard diet,”she says.“It’s been the focus of many large, long-perspec- tive studies that have linked it to protection from a num- ber of chronic diseases, in- cluding Alzheimer’s.” It’s a plant-based diet,rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes, light on red meat, with the central fat being olive oil. So, it’s a diet high in anti-oxidants, important because the brain is particularly vulnerable to oxidative stress.Since it uses vast amounts of oxygen, it’s a primary breeding ground for free radicals, which are controlled by anti-oxidants, Beck explains. Food from the sea Fish,also a Mediterranean diet staple, is important as a source of Omega 3 fatty acids, particularly DHA, es- sential for good brain func- tion, Beck says. ThisOmega3comprisesa large proportion of the brain cells’ communicating mem- branes. “If you have more Omega 3 fats in your brain cell membranes, it keeps them flexible so memory messages get passed more easily between them,” she says. Beck recommends oily fish like salmon, trout and sardines. DHA is also anti-inflam- matory, important because inflammation is another risk factor for cognitive de- cline, she says. Vegetarians and non-fish-lovers can get DHA in a supplement made from algae,“which is where fish make their DHA from.” Green, green Leafy greens – spinach, kale, Swiss chard, rapini, arugula – high in anti-oxi- dants, are another key brain food. Beck cites a large Chicago study that followed older adults and linked those who ate more than two vegetable servings a day with a 40-per- cent-slower rate of age-re- lated cognitive decline.“And when they looked at which veggies seemed to offer the most protection, it was leafy greens.” E Factor If those greens are sau- teed in a vegetable oil, there may be extra protec- tion, Beck says. Some oils – particularly sunflower, saf- flower or grape seed – are great sources of vitamin E, a potent anti-oxidant, she explains. Other good sources in- clude hazelnuts, peanuts and peanut butter. Berry healthy Berries – blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, cranberries, cherries, even pomegranate seeds and red grapes – get an A-grade as well. They are high in poly- phenols,another category of anti-oxidants that fall under the umbrella of flavanoids. 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    • • Quality built homes • Gated 40+ community • Recreation Centre • Exercise Room • Indoor Salt Water Pool • Eco-friendly heating/cooling systems • RV Parking • Shuttle Bus • No BC Property Transfer Tax 250.306.3550 Toll-free: 1.866.542.5774 Desert Cove Estates Deluxe Adult Community www.desertcove.ca NO GST! Next to Spallumcheen Golf Course Highway 97N SHOWHOME OPEN DAILY 1:00-4:00 PM (closed Fridays) Showcase of RETIREMENT LIVINGp.18 foreveryoung | March 2014 By Igor Lobanov-Rostovsky It’s one of the world’s longest-established walking trips, drawing both the de- vout and those dedicated to a holiday that can be a mov- ing retreat. For 10 centuries, those on the spiritual path have trod a holy route known as the Way of St. James, a pilgrim- age that can commence at any of four starting points in southern France or northern Spain. Most pilgrims still travel on foot or ride a bi- cycle. A few choose the me- dieval way, on horseback. Many will walk for weeks, even months, on what is now designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The route from Le Puy in south central France to Santiago can take 2 1/2 months. The distance from the Span- ish village of Roncesvalles, north of Pamplona near the French border,to Santiago is 800 kilometres. Some trekkers meet the minimum requirements by setting out from the village of Sarria, which has bus and rail service from other parts of Spain. Regardless of the distance and starting point, they’re all heading for the town of Santiago de Compostela in Spain’s northwest region of Galicia. Its revered cathe- dral claims to contain the remains of St. James the Apostle. Pilgrims are easy to spot. They wear the Chris- tian symbol for St. James: a scallop shell. If you’re travelling by foot or bike, your most essential gear is a backpack. When loaded, it should not weigh more than 10 per cent of your own weight. Avoid the temptation to take items “just in case” because you can buy whatever you forget at markets and shops along the way. A water bottle and first-aid kit are musts, plus a small towel, soap, and clips to hang up laundry to dry. You’ll need a sleeping bag and mat if you’re not stop- ping at inns on the route. Well-broken-in water- resistant mountain boots a half size larger than your normal shoe are your best footwear. Always wear dry cotton socks to avoid blisters. PuttingVaseline on your feet before donning the socks will help keep blisters at bay.Take a pair of flip-flops to give your feet a rest at days’end. If you choose to bike the route, you will have to pedal on local roads in some spots. A mountain bike is best.Take a helmet, waterproof gloves and basic repair kit.You’ll be riding with loaded saddle- bags so practise riding this way before you leave home. Accommodations in the towns and villages along the way include rural lodg- ings, hotels, parador hotels (former castles, monaster- ies, and other historic build- ings), guest houses, camp- sites and the traditional pilgrims hostels. These last, also called refugios or albergues (in France: gites d’etape) pro- vide dormitory sleeping accommodations and are either free or require a small donation to cover the cost of cleaning and maintenance. Privately owned hostels cost a bit more. During summer months, and other times when the regular places are full, sports centres, churches and other places will ac- commodate pilgrims. Hostel accommodations are on a first-come, first- served basis until 8 p.m. Pil- grims on foot are given first priority, followed by those on horseback and then cy- clists. Except in the case of illness, travellers are limited to one night in each hostel. They open at noon and no noise is permitted after 9 or 10 p.m.Breakfast is included and departure in the morn- ing is by 8 or 9 a.m. The average daily distance for walkers is 20 to 30 kilo- metres. For bicyclists, its 60 to 70 kilometres. One’s age, physical condition or other factors dictate the pace of travel. Some pilgrims use a support car. Signs that point the way may be almost anywhere: on walls, the ground, trees, stones, and posts. If you’re uncertain, ask someone nearby and you likely will be pointed in the right direction. Spring to autumn is the best time to make the trek, with July and August the hottest and most crowded months. Wear comfortable clothing, with a sweater for cool nights and a hat and sunscreen for the days. Drink lots of water during the day, filling your water bottle from the many drink- ing fountains along the way. Have a hearty breakfast. For lunch and dinner, there are restaurants, cafes and other establishments where you can sample local dishes. Often, they have a“Pilgrims’ Menu”at a very reasonable price. You’ll need to show your “Pilgrim’s Passport,” a cre- dential issued by the first hostel you stop at, or at the associations of Friends of the Way (Amigos del Camino) before you set out. Then you have it stamped in each town where you stay over- night. As a certificate of ac- complishment,it entitles you to the“Compostela”given to pilgrims who have complet- ed at least the last 100 kilo- metres to Santiago on foot or by horseback, or the last 200 kilometres by bike. To obtain a Pilgrim’s Pass- port before leaving home, look for Canadian Company of Pilgrims at www.camino. ca/. To view their newslet- ter, e-mail Austin Cooke at Austin@santiago.ca. For more information about the Camino de Com- postela, visit Leslie Gilm- ore’s website at caminode- santiago.me.uk/sbout-2/. Pilgrims’ Pathway For 10 centuries, pilgrims have followed the footsteps of St. James Pilgrims on the Way of St. James near Saint-Martin-des-Champs.
    • p.19March 2014 | foreveryoungLET'S Go RVing 17th Okanagan College Kelowna Campus, 1000 KLO Rd., Kelowna, BC, CANADAJune 20 - 23, 2014 Okanagan College Kelowna Campus, 1000 KLO Rd., Kelowna, BC, CANADA Presented jointly by: Don’t miss out on this great opportunity. Contact us for more information: Trades Office • 250-862-5457 nankerstein@okanagan.bc.ca Nancy Ankerstein • 250-762-5445 ext 4424 Toll Free 1-877-755-2266 ext 4424 www.okanagan.bc.ca/rvlife LN1757 171717171717 Okanagan College Kelowna Campus, 1000 KLO Rd., Kelowna, BC, CANADA Okanagan College Kelowna Campus, 1000 KLO Rd., Kelowna, BC, CANADAJune 20 - 23, 2014June 20 - 23, 2014 RV OWNERS For those contemplating an RV for your next snowbird flight, here’s a primer by Janet Groene If you are a snowbird con- templating a trip south in an RV, you don’t have to worry about sleeping an entire Girl Guide troop nor worry about a snow load on the rooftop.The recreation vehi- cle you choose for a Sunbelt trip must provide comforts only for yourself and your partner(s) on the road and in the kinds of RV resorts you enjoy. The first decision is whether this is an RV you will drive or tow. Motorhomes come in Class A (bus style), B (van conversion) and C (built on a light truck chassis). It is one vehicle to fuel, insure and jockey about the high- way.You might tow a small car behind the motorhome or go light and lean by car- rying bicycles or a motor- ized scooter on board. With a travel trailer you have the hassle and extra costs of towing but once you leave the trailer in a campground you have an agile vehicle for errands and sightseeing. Choices range from featherweight pop-up campers to rolling homes with a couple of bedrooms. Travel trailers also come in “toy hauler”models that are part living quarters, part ga- rage for toys such as anATV, wave runner or boat. Lastly are a fifth-wheel trailer or a pickup camper. Both make use of the pickup truck you use at home. It all begins with choosing the right vehicle for trav- elling at highway speeds. Look at the number of axles, the suspension, the depar- ture angle, power assists, miles per litre, ease of park- ing, total payload and much more. Next, look at how ac- commodations will work for you and your partner start- ing with sleeping arrange- ments. There is no reason to haul around extra bunks nor, if you prefer showers, a bath tub. NEW VERSUS USED RV’S New is best because: it’s easier to finance and insure, it’s available with all the co- lours and options you want, it’s clean inside and out, and it probably has a better war- ranty than you could get on any used RV. Everything is new, from the light bulbs and tires to the DVD player in the cockpit. Used is best because: it’s already taken that first, big depreciation hit. The pre- vious owner has probably worked out the worst of the bugs and will probably throw in plenty of extras. BUyER PITFALLS By now you’ve probably owned enough cars, com- puters and other machines to know that complexity breeds breakdowns. Rule One in choosing an RV is the same KISS (Keep It Sim- ple, Stupid) maxim most of us live by. The more conve- niences you have, the more conveniences there are that can break down.Even when covered by warranty, fail- ures mean another trip to a dealer, another night in the shop, another phone call to a supplier and endless per- sonal confrontations just to get the RV working the way it was meant to work. The less able you are to deal with electrical, hydrau- lic and mechanical problems yourself, the more impor- tant it is to avoid complex systems. Do you really need a pushbutton entry step, ra- dio-operated door locks, an electrically operated awning and a heated,cooled driver’s seat that adjusts to 15 dif- ferent positions by using a joystick? ADDITIoNAL BUyING TIPS • When a big investment is on the line it pays to have an attorney go over the fi- nancing agreement and the warranty. • Whether the RV is new or used, insist on getting all the written warranties, operator manuals and in- struction books that go with every system including the flush toilet and individual appliances such as the mi- crowave, stove and refriger- ator. Many things in an RV don’t work like their house- hold cousins and, if you don’t operate them right in the first place, you could void a warranty. It’s also handy to get instructions for care of flooring, counter-top materials, upholstery and other materials. • If you’ll be buying the RV at an RV or travel show, attend the first time just to look and listen. By the last day of the show dealers are more willing to cut a deal rather than haul the RV back to their sales lot. With an RV you have the pleasure of both being there and getting there in your own home without packing and unpacking. If an RV is in your future, plan on at- tending the 17th Annual RV Owners Lifestyle Seminar at Okanagan College this June. Janet Groene is author of Living Aboard Your RV, now available in its fourth edi- tion from McGraw-Hill. Her Cooking Aboard Your RV, sec- ond edition, is published in English and French. RV’s are A-oK The ultimate in luxury is an RV built on a Mercedes chassis.
    • p.20 foreveryoung | March 2014 EVENTS EVERYONE WELCOME! Heritage House, 100 Lorne St. Members: $6.00, Non-Members $7.00 If you enjoy Waltzes, Fox Trots, Two-Steps and Polkas COME DANCE TO THE MUSIC OF THE KAMLOOPS OLD TIME FIDDLERS Hopetoseeyouthere! FREE COMMUNITY EVENTS LISTING 3 ways to send us your information: fax… 250-769-6291 1. 2. 3. email… foreveryoungtuck@shaw.ca mail… P.O. Box 32063 RPO, 2151 Louie Dr. W. Kelowna, BC V1Z 3N9 ENDERBYOLDTIMEDANCECLUB Come and Dance to a live band, the first Friday of the month from October thru April at the Enderby Drill Hall starting at 8:00 pm We are a pattern dance club and the dances are easy to learn. Everyone is welcome including children of all ages. Adults $6; Teens $3; Children Free This is great exercise physically and mentally, as well as a lot of fun. Lunch is included. For more info call Estelle at 546-6186 or Jim at 515-1176 Meet others coping with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes for support and discussions. 1441 Green Bay Road, West Kelowna ~ Green Bay Bible Camp ~ Participation is FREE. Drop-ins are encouraged For information contact Gabriela at kelownadiabetes@gmail.com meets the first tuesday of each month (except july & august) - 6:30 pm For adults with diabetes & their support person Support Group Next Meeting: april 1, 2014 Friday, Mar 21 Friday, & April 11 RUTLAND SENIORS CENTRE, 765 Dodd Rd. 7:30-10:00 PM Tickets at the Door $5.00 p.p. Price includes sandwich, coffee, tea & cookie Info: Conny @ 250-763-4406 ridayridayridayriday ar 21ar 21 The B.C. Fiddlers DANCE!Old Time All Ages Welcome Door Prizes! Taoist Tai Chi™ Beginning Classes This program introduces a system of training intended to develop a body that is strong and supple and a mind that is clear and calm. Classes are presented in a way that is relaxed and accessible to all ages and abilities. Our goal is that you feel balanced, comfortable, and that you have fun. Call 1-888-Tai-Chi-2 or visit www.taoist.org to find classes & schedules LET’S GO GREEN TO THE Irish Stew Dinner & Dance Sunday, March 16 • Happy Hour @ 4:30 pm followed by Dinner @ 5:30 & Dancing • Tickets: $10.00 each OLIVER SENIOR CENTER EVENTS & ACTIVITIES EVERYONE’S WELCOME AT THE OLIVER SENIOR CENTRE • 5876 AIRPORT ST. Bridge Tournament Sunday, March 20 • 9:00 am BRING YOUR PARTNER! $15/couple • Lunch included • Prizes Info: Fern 498-6453 / Center 498-6142 Mixed Pool Tournament Monday, March 31 • 9:30 am Lunch included with your entry To register phone Ross Aston 485-4360 PENTICTON Stamp Show & Bourse Saturday, March 22 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Penticton United Church 696 Main Street • Penticton Free Admission • Door Prize • Stamp Auction Contact Roy @ 250-542-4127 or rhein2@telus.net CAPSULE COLLEGE HALINA CENTRE (in Vernon's Rec Centre) 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM • Admission: $7 ea. • Info: 250-545-7753 Don't miss the final 3 presentations in the Spring Speaker Series, sponsored by Vernon’s University Women’s Club (CFUW) These talks fund two $1500 scholarships yearly for students at Okanagan College. Thursday, March 13: Jungle Tribes of South East Asia MARY STOCKDALE explains how community resilience comes from applying ‘traditional’ ecological knowledge in the face of outside influences. Thursday, March 27: Green?land: Land of Contrasts JULIA LISSAU depicts the grandeur of the west coast of this ancient island through its history, peoples, geology and rugged beauty. Thursday, March 20: Bugs and Us: Entomology in the Okanagan WARD STRONG, entomology research scientist at our Kal Forestry Centre, makes these small 6-legged neighbours come alive for us with his intriguing stories and incredible microscopic images. Saturday April 5th 7:30-10:30 pm For more information: 250-376-2330 The Kelowna Garden Club meets on Wednesday, April 2 at 7:30 pm Eat Your Yard Because Companion Planting Isn’t Just for Vegetables Presented by Gordon Hiebert of Element Eco-Design First Lutheran Church, 409 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna Members attend for free Guests please donate $2.00 Annual FREE Seed & Plant Swap/Sale Wednesday, March 27 • 6:30-9 PM Schubert Centre • Vernon 6:30 PM: Seed & Plant swap/sale 7:30 PM: AGM (short!) 7:40 PM: Composting talk and demonstrations with experts. Everyone is welcome. Bring a carload! SPONSORED BY THE SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT NETWORK SOCIETY (www.sensociety.org) Contact: Julia at 250-542-0892 Enjoy Italian Food the Italian Way DINNER March 15th Kelowna Canadian Italian Club 770 Lawrence Avenue Email: kcic@shaw.ca www.kelownaitalianclub.com Info: 250-762-0900 (leave a message) at the Okanagan HISTORICAL SOCIETY S A L M O N A R M B R A N C H meets the 3rd Monday of every month at 7:00 pm Boardroom, Picadilly Mall (enter from side door) 1151 - 10 Street S.W. St.Patrick’s DaySt.Patrick’s Day Cod Gone Wild Recorded at the Codshack, Vernon, BC Produced & Engineered: Cod Productions Andrew Mercer & Chad Carter Mixed & Mastered: Lake Studios Andrew & Zachari Smith, Kelowna, BC Graphics: Rhino Designs, Vernon, BC Copyright: Cod Gone Wild 2014 1. You Never Know (A.Mercer) 2. Half Wagon Men / Half Wagon Reel (C.Carter / A.Mercer & A.Otter) 3. Spancill Hill (Trad) 4. Raggle Taggle Gypsy (Trad) 5. Star of the County Down (Trad) 6. Whiskey in the Jar (Trad) 7. Blarney Roses (Trad) 8. Black is the Color (Trad) 9. Canadiana Fiddle Medley (Trad) 10. Back Roads (C.Carter) 1 1 . H a v e Y o u E v e r (D.Whitty) 12. Out from St.Leonards (Gary O'Driscoll) 13. I Remember (A.Mercer) Made in Canada Cod Gone Wild Album Release Celebration & friends& friends Album Release Celebration Enjoy an evening of Celtic music featuring the Okanagan Celtic Choir and the introduction of the third independent album “Battered and Fried” from Cod Gone Wild. Creekside TheatreCreekside Theatre Sunday March 16th, 2014, 3:00pm Tickets available at the Creekside Theatre or call 250-766-9309 With Adults $ 27.00 / Students & Senior’s $ 25.00 / Group of 4 $ 92.00 www.codgonewild.com COD GONE WILD • SUNDAY, MARCH 16 3:00 pm • Creekside Theatre Join Cod Gone Wild for a special St. Patrick’s matinee show to help them celebrate the re- lease of their brand new album, entitled Bat- tered and Fried. They will be performing the entire album front to back plus some of their personal St. Patrick’s Day favourites. Tickets: $27 adults, $25 students/seniors $92 group of 4 tickets www.codgonewild.com Kelowna Toastmasters MEETING March 17 • 7 PM Rotary Centre for the arts 421 Cawston Avenue KELOWNA NEW VINTAGE THEATRE PRESENTS The Astonishing Adventures of Awesome Girl and Radical Boy March 13-16; 19-22 @ 7:30 pm BLACK BOX THEATRE, KELOWNA April 3 & 4 THE HUB ARTS COLLECTIVE, VERNON Don’t miss this award winning campy musical romp by Ethan Cole - it is a fun adventure that you will be glad you had the pleasure of catching. Advance tickets available at selectyourtickets.com Children $10 • Students/Seniors $15 • Adults $20
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Get into the springtime spirit and enter our popular draw… You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Enter today. You might be our next lucky winner! Kelowna The 1942 raid on Dieppe by the Allied Forces was, as Mark Zuehlke’s Tragedy at Dieppe tells us in no uncertain terms, the worst military disaster for Canadians in World War II. About 68% of the 5,000 Canadian soldiers involved in the nine-hour raid would become casualties, and the majority who were unscathed never made it ashore. The Dieppe raid, code- name Operation Jubilee, has been controversial since the moment news of its out- come reached the world. How could it have gone so terribly wrong, and who was at fault? In Tragedy at Dieppe, Zuehlke tackles these questions through the personal accounts of soldiers, sailors and air- men. These anecdotes form a narrative of the planning and execution of the raid that is brimming with per- sonal insights from every- one involved, from the de- cision-makers to common soldiers who wouldn’t even learn the raid was happen- ing until a few hours before it began. Through Zuehlke’s highly detailed descriptions of the politics around the raid, the plans that were adopted and then abandoned and adopted again, growing and becoming more complex and unmanageable, and the grand fiasco of the training exercise codenamed Yukon that preceded it, make it sound almost impossible that the Dieppe raid got off the ground in the ifrst place. As he leads us through the experiences of the soldiers during the raid itself, we watch heartbroken as one batalion and then another sopes with the reality of the ill-fated operation. However, as Zuehlke says in his epilogue,“Honouring the sacrifice of those who fought ar Dieppe requires no justification for the raid.” Tragedy at Dieppe, now available in trade paperback for the first time, stands as a tribute to the brave men B OO K R E V I E W Tragedy at Dieppe By Mark Zuehlke who met disaster on the beaches of France on Au- gust 19, 1942. MARK ZUEHLKE was nominated for Canada’s pre- miere history prize, the 2013 Governor General’s His- tory Award for Excellence in Popular Media: The Pierre Berton Award. Widely hailed as Canada’s leading popular military historian,he is author of more than twenty books, in- cluding the popular Elias Mc- Cann mystery series. Zuehlke lives inVictoria. “His is a truly moving pre- sentation, with quotations and facts that make this piece of history something to read through your tears.” - Winnipeg Free Press “A painstaking reconstruc- tion of a military project that was doomed from the start.” -Toronto Star $27.95 CDN, 6”X 9”, 472 pages, 27 B&W photographs, Douglas & McIntyre.com each evening.Chef Ollie,al- though English, is as French with his cuisine as possible. Each was a true repast with tremendous, innovative menus. The Captain’s dinner was superb. It included white Chablis and red Infant Jesus as the wines, to go with fois gras with fried bread and port reduction, cured salm- on with capers and cornich- ons, a splendid trio of lamb (slowly cooked shoulder, roasted rack and fillet), with dauphinoise potatoes. No meal went without a fine cheese tray – St. Maure de Touraine, Epoisses and Roquefort – ending with an amazing creme brulée. Since many of the cheeses aren’t pasteurized it’s dif- ficult to find them in North America. One night we dined out at an acclaimed restaurant in Les Bezards and at the end I concluded that Chef Ollie’s reputation was safe. And the accommoda- tions? What a surprise when we saw our suite. There are only four suites, all similar. They compare well with many of Paris’five- star, small hotels. Another opportunity for activities was wine-tasting. I can’t recall a trip that had something for everyone from the finest wine, chees- es, meals to the supreme comfort level. No wonder many guests return. Prices for a six-night cruise aboard the eight- passenger hotel barge Re- naissance are from $6,350 per person in a twin/double ensuite cabin, including all meals, wines, an open bar, excursions and local trans- fers.Visit gobarging.com. Other notable French ca- nal barge trips are available. See your travel agent for more information. Canal Barging in France …from page 22
    • p.22 foreveryoung | March 2014 ESCAPE ONTARIO AND QUEBEC - 9 Days May 25 ~ July 10 ~ August 14 ~ Sept 11 ~ October 2 or 23 Come join us as we visit Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City and the 1000 Islands. Enjoy guided tours of all 3 cities, tour the Canadian War Museum, have lunch at Chez Dany’s, a traditional Quebecois Sugar Shack and take a boat cruise around the beautiful 1000 Islands. Don’t forget your camera when we visit the Grand Canyon of Ste. Anne Falls, where the river cuts through narrow chasms and falls over 200 feet to the river bed, a truly magnificent sight. Price includes flight and 2 nights accommodation in Toronto. EAST COAST CRUISE FROM MONTREAL - 14 Days Departs September 17 or September 25 Enjoy Eastern Canada and New England’s fall foliage on this relaxing cruise from Montreal. Wih ports in Quebec City, Charlottetown, Sydney, Halifax, and Bar Harbor, you will find many day trip options to take that will allow you to explore the cities and experience the east coast lifestyle and culture. After disembarking in Boston you will meet the motor coach and enjoy a guided tour of this dynamic destination with sights like the historic Bunker Hill, Harvard University and the home of Paul Revere. Before making our way back to Ontario for your flight home, enjoy a group dinner in Albany for your final evening together as a group. Price includes flight and 2 nights accom- modation in Toronto. (September 25 operates in reverse) MARITIMES DISCOVERY - 16 Days May 30 ~ June 13, *27* ~ July 11, 25, Aug 8 ~ Sept 5, 12, 19 Experience the Maritimes with one of our most popular tours, starting with a tour of our Nation’s Capital and then on to the only “walled” city in North America, Quebec City. From Quebec City we cross the south shore of the St. Lawrence where we will visit the Pointe au Pere Maritime Museum. A tour of Halifax, a visit to Peggy’s Cove and a stop at the Fortress of Louisbourg will round out the Nova Scotia experience. On to Charlottetown, P.E.I. with a cruise across the Northumberland Strait. There you will enjoy a tour of the quaint fishing villages, the home of Anne of Green Gables and Anne’s Museum and then have free time to explore Charlottetown on your own. A trip over the Confederation Bridge, spanning over 12 km will find us travelling along the shores of the Bay of Fundy through New Brunswick and then on to Montreal for our final night before returning to the Toronto area. Price includes flight and 2 nights accommodation in Toronto. 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SPRING GETAWAYS & SCENIC SIGHTS Skagit Tulips & Bellingham Bay - 4 Days • April 13, 28*.......................................................................... $339 Tulalip & the Skagit Tulips - 4 Days • April 21*, 22*, 24*, 28*....................................................... from $359 Easter at Silver Reef - 4 Days • April 18 includes Skagit Valley Tulips......................................................$349 Easter at Tulalip - 4 Days • April 18* includes Skagit Valley Tulips......................................................$399 By the Shore - 6 Days • April 13 & Oct 19 Clearwater, Quinault & Swinomish.........................................from $579 Springtime in Vancouver - 2 Days • Mar 29*, Apr 5* .....................................................................$179 Sips, Slots & Shopping - 4 Days • Apr 24*, May 1*, Oct 2*...$439 3 Days • Apr 25*........................$339 Reno - 8 Days • Apr 5*, Sept 27*, Oct 11, 18*, Nov 1*..............from $349 Clearwater & Tulalip Resorts - 5 Days • May 25, Sept 22.................................................................from $479 Best of Washington & Oregon - 8 Days • June 8 ........... $829 Whales & Wildcards - 4 Days • June 24 & Aug 24 ............... $399 Bingo at Coeur d'Alene - 4 Days • June 19 .................from $279 Lavender, Flowers & 'Roos Too - 5 Days • July 6 .......from $519 Christmas in July - 4 Days • July 21...................................$439 Canucks Hockey - 2 Days • Mar 29 (Anaheim Ducks)..............$239 Blue Jays in Seattle - 4 Days • Aug 11*.............................$679 Grey Cup 2014 - 3 Days • Nov 29 Don't miss the party of the year!.......................................... from $659 Canal barging in France: so easy, so luxurious, si doux By Barbara Kingstone When I mentioned to our friends that for our an- niversary, my husband and I had decided to take an ultra deluxe French canal river barge trip on one of Europe- an Waterways’ barges, there was a pause in the conver- sation and almost in unison, eyebrows were raised. Didn’twemeanthelarger, more exclusive river cruis- ers? was the first query. Not quite the same, I explained. The barge is narrower and smaller but it has all the gastronomical highlights plus the scenery of the little villages along the way. European Waterways operates a series of luxury barges with up to 12 guests; ours was the Renaissance. Cruisers have many more on board. In our case, we were only six guests travel- ling in a most lavish style with all-inclusive amenities, including the local wines, personal service, visits to historic treasures and, best of all, floating through the Loire country. The Renais- sance turned out to be ex- actly what we wanted and needed – serenity, a slow pace, cruising gently and being tended to as the royal French families were before they lost their priveleges and a few beheaded. Once cargo vessels, about 30 years ago these barges were bought and cleverly remodeled into floating boutique hotels. The Re- naissance was refitted again in 2009, and can accom- modate eight guests. We three couples were treated in great style and, best of all, it proved to be a wonderful Luxury on the Loire The Renaissance cruises the Loire in the vicinity of the Canal de Briare. EUROPEANWATERWAYS PHOTO
    • p.23March 2014 | foreveryoungESCAPE mix of intelligent and amus- ing conversations. The mode was slow and easy.Take a walk, or use the available bikes to go over- land and meet at the next stop. No need to rush off into a crowded lobby to line up for tours as they must in the large cruisers. Our point of departure was just over an hour out- side of Paris. The first day we learned to appreciate what would be- come an excit- ing ritual – ob- serving Captain Laurent navigate the locks of the river. None of us took these experiences for granted. In fact, the navigation had to be very precise since one could actu- ally touch the sides of the narrow canals, only inches away. Captain Laurent was totally dedicated and never distracted, never leaving the wheelhouse. The deck, though not large, was where we could lie back and watch the glori- ous scenery.We had options for activities each day that we discussed as we nibbled on our buffet breakfast, which contained surprises each day. Chef Ollie had already been to the town where we had stopped for the night to get the freshest breads, fruit, fish and meat. My favourite stop had been on my priority list for the longest time. Chateau Fontainebleau is one of the most beautiful palaces I’ve seen and it’s been kept in an impeccable state. Luck- ily, since it’s not on most visitors’ itinerar- ies, it was easy to move through the wondrous halls and rooms and get a close look at the furni- ture, objets and drapery. Another un- usual highlight was Pont-Canal in Briare, an el- egant town with a most unusual canal de- signed by Gustave Eiffel of EiffelTower fame circa 1895. This aqueduct, or bridge, was constructed as an ele- vated canal across the Loire River below. Imagine being on a canal over a river! There were other visits to privately owned manors, a very quirky chalet with a moat, and a morning mar- ket in the village of Gien that sold everything. Gien is known for fine china and porcelain, and I found the cheeses, bread and clothing boutiques to be quite fine as well. While in Briare, the other five opted to go to an an- cient castle, Sully-sur-Loire, a medieval fortress. One of its claims to fame is that Jeanne d’Arc came to visit on many occasions. I de- cided to walk through the streets of the small town – I have seen quite a number of castles over my years of travel writing. In this lovely, tiny village, I met a few lo- cals as I sipped coffee at an outdoor cafe. There wasn’t one person who didn’t say bonjour when they passed. Small French towns have a tendency not to take themselves too seriously, and instead of the snob- bery seen in Paris, here they were pleased to help out a stranger. With all my walk- ing, I was feeling tired and it must have shown, since I was offered and accepted a ride back to the barge. Merci monsieur. How can you talk about the French and not discuss food and wine? Chef Ollie was a master. There was no pressure to dress for din- ners; however, we did all manage to wash up well and look spiffy in our casual chic ensembles as we sat around the formally set round table The saloon on board the Renaissance is a comfortable sitting area. (KINGSTONE PHOTO) The writer enjoyed a tour of the Chateau Fontainebleau. (KINGSTONE PHOTO) Continuedonpage21 "I can’t recall a trip that had something for everyone from the finest wine, cheeses, meals to the supreme comfort level. No wonder many guests return."
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