Warrant Officer Chris Kirs – supervising the 232 Squadron Annual Ceremonial Review at the air cadet hangar in Oliver. Awards, speeches, dignitaries, parents gathered Saturday for the 71st annual parade. Cadets march below.
Hugh Rose of Kelowna – Col. Retired was the reviewing officer and Ms. Cheryl Fletcher represented the Air Cadet League. Rose started his air force career in 1954 as a fighter pilot. He retired in 1988 from National Defence HQ as Director of Flight Safety. Rose told the group – “you are not a big squadron but a good one and you should be proud”. Cadet Elizabeth Harkness told the audience she was a follower when she joined but had spent a quarter of her life as a cadet and she is now a leader. Mayor Ron Hovanes told cadets the Town of Oliver appreciated the work of the cadets, the volunteerism and the assistance to the Legion on Remembrance Day each year.
Ms. Fletcher also of Kelowna was involved in 232 Big Horn Squadron in 2004.
Pictured Cheryl Fletcher, Hugh Rose, Kim Schur, Susan Midgely, Major David Ker, Mayor Ron Hovanes.
Fun and fund raising at Southwinds Shopping Mall outside/inside Canadian Tire.
Kids, BBQ hotdogs, raffles, face painting and even henna tattoos.
Hundreds on the road in between wineries – above fun lovers going north on Black Sage – stopping for a rest and vino at Quinta Ferreira before hitting grand central in Oliver Community Park
Three Days – Friday, Saturday and Sunday
At Sear’s in the Oliver Place Mall
Lots of great deals, Coffee and donuts all three days and a barbecue Saturday from 12-2 p.m.
BBQ is being hosted by Gina’s Rock with proceeds to the Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer.
Join Bonnie and her staff and celebrate the First Anniversary at your local Sears Store
Jan Kreut (top right) of Kreutopia Arts with a class at the Quail’s Nest Art Centre Friday
If you need a lesson or more info call 250-276-4492
Below student irons artwork onto a tee-shirt
Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added. The liquid/paste is then applied to a surface—usually prepared wood, though canvas and other materials are often used. The simplest encaustic mixture can be made from adding pigments to beeswax.
Willowglen Oxbow – can be dry later in the year
Photo by Ed Dukes
The four species of avocets are a genus, Recurvirostra, of waders in the same avian family as the stilts.
Avocets have long legs and long, thin, upcurved bills (giving their scientific name Recurvirostra) which they sweep from side to side when feeding in the brackish or saline wetlands they prefer. The plumage is pied, sometimes also with some red.
Members of this genus have webbed feet and readily swim. Their diet consists of aquatic insects and other small creatures. They nest on the ground in loose colonies. In estuarine settings they may feed on exposed bay muds or mudflats.
A Speck in Space
Most of us have looked up at the night sky and marveled at the sight. What we see, however, is a very small part of what is out there. The Hubble Space Telescope has identified many, many more stars, planets and galaxies without any sign of reaching the end. When it focused on Planet Earth we were just a miniscule, blue speck in the vast sea of space.
How could God consider us important? The Psalmist asked, “What is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?” The answer came that God crowned people with glory and honor, put them in charge, visited them and then even died for them in the person of His Son. Just a few minutes of most newscasts tend to dispel any thought of mankind having glory and honor. There are honorable people performing glorious deeds but too many people are cruel to each other, greedily self-centered, in bondage to self-destructive habits, etc.
There is hope. The greatest pursuit a person could have is to get to know this God and develop a relationship with Him. He loves you. He wants what is best for you. He knows how to bring it about. Get on the sunny side.
Doreen Folk from Quilts of Valour presented quilts to the Royal Canadian Legion, Br. 97 Oliver membership at the general meeting in May.
Quilts of Valour’s mission is to ensure that our injured Canadian soldiers are recognized for their bravery and commitment of the true patriotism to our country. The organization supports soldiers through the presentation of quilts of comfort made for military service people. Four quilts were presented to veterans and 4 more will be presented to veterans at Sunnybank and McKinney Place. Doreen is from Oliver and is looking for men or women who would be interested in quilting. Doreen can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at www.QuiltsOfValour.ca