Archives for March 21, 2018
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In a brief statement a lot of people would like all orchard wood or discarded wood to be chipped and reused. There are many reasons to do so and a few that differ – without getting into the “right to farm” argument.
Smoke wherever can be harmful to many people and it does not look good generally on a awesome blue sky warm day in spring.
We have few answers:
Dry wood – hot burn
Fans to excite the fire – stay away from structures
Some that ad much crap to an orchard fire – chemicals, waste, paint, etc. (Just ask the FD)
We don’t need more police we need people who THINK
Don Hamilton in the Yellow Brick Rd area says “why is this allowed”?
Don sent more pix showing that the burn drifts into the bowls like White Lake and his home further South.
Lillian (Lil) Shippit
August 28, 1944 – March 19, 2018
It is with great sorrow that the family of Lillian Shippit announce her passing on March 19, 2018 after a brief but courageous battle with cancer.
Lil is survived and lovingly remembered by her husband of 53 years Don Shippit; her children and grandchildren, Dean (Tamra MacKenzie) and Tyler; Glen (Dawn) and John, Amy and Ben; Deanna (Steve) Nemeth and Dillon, Devon and Braedon; plus two great grandchildren. She is also survived by her mother Betty Davis and sisters Pam Blacklock, Kathleen (Gerald) MacDonald, Donna (Kirby) Balfour and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her father John Davis.
Lil was born and raised in Oliver where she happily spent her years in her hometown. Here she met and married Don and they raised their three children together. Of all her work experience, she was most proud of her time spent as a care aid at South Okanagan General Hospital. Lil cherished her family and enjoyed time spent with friends. In later years, some of her favorite memories were travels with Don. Where they spent time camping in their motorhome Winnie with their two little dogs in tow.
The family would like to thank Dr Myslek and the staff of South Okanagan General Hospital for the loving care and support received during her final days.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Oliver Alliance Church this Saturday March 24, 2018 at 1:00 pm. A private family interment will be held at the Oliver Cemetery.
As Lil had a place in her heart for cards of special occasion, the family is asking that in place of condolences and sympathy cards, they receive an inspirational card in memory of Lil. Where they can read about a cherished memory or uplifting message; a keepsake to treasure of her time here with us all.
Donations gratefully accepted for the Hospice Palliative Care Program at SOGH.
Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting www.nunes-pottinger.com
What do you get when you put a violinist, a cellist and a pianist together on the stage? You wouldn’t expect a night of laughing and musical entertainment, but that is exactly what The Joe Trio brought to the South Okanagan Concert Series’ season finale at the Frank Venables Theatre in Oliver on March 9th.
The Joe Trio is composed of three unique musicians. Cameron Wilson brings his beautiful mastery of the violin along with his amazing talent for arranging pieces for a string and piano trio. With his dry sense of humour and brilliant ability to mimic a beginner violin student, he brought a sense of approachability to an instrument that can feel foreign to the average music enthusiast.
Pianist Allen Stiles has excellent comedic timing and amazing technique. He knows just how long to stretch out a joke while backing it up with a polished performance – my type of pianist. Cellist Charles Inkman has played with household names like John Denver and Beach Boys Legend Brian Wilson, and now has Oliver to add to his list of venues he has graced. Not to be outshone by his Trio-mates, Charles brings an added touch of class with his background in classical performance with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
The programme for the evening included refined pieces from Joseph ‘Papa Joe’ Haydn and Felix Mendelssohn, to The Sad Story of Little Joe Who Played the Violin, a comedic spoken word accented number that follows the path of Little Joe’s musical life. Even more traditional pieces were approached with a light heart; Mendelssohn’s piece was introduced as “four movements – the first is pretty long, the second is pretty short, the third is really short, and the fourth is not as long as you think it will be or feels like it will be.” Never short of banter, each piece painted yet another beautiful colour on an enjoyable evening.
In particular, two pieces stood out. A medley of songs from West Side Story adapted to piano trio by Cameron Wilson called for audience participation and a bit of pre-performance practice by the packed house. I think we did a better job during the practice, but The Joe Trio managed to make us sound good. A second piece that required audience participation was ‘Classic TV Themes meets the Great Composers;’ a series of TV themes from the 60s and 70s arranged by Wilson to sound like classical composers, and each correct answer guessing the theme and composer by the audience was rewarded with a chocolate placed carefully on stage for retrieval by the winner at intermission.
And not to be forgotten was an adaptation of Bohemian Rhapsody (yes, the one by Queen), a beautiful arrangement by Wilson of a classic rock ballad that would have made Freddy Mercury proud, although I’m sure Freddy would have appreciated a quick wardrobe change to set the mood.
I’ve had the pleasure of enjoying concerts at the Frank Venables Theatre (old and new) off and on since I was six, and I am grateful to wonderful performers like The Joe Trio for making the trip out to Oliver to share their talent with us, and to the Southern Okanagan Concert Series members, volunteers and audience members who keep us entertained tirelessly year after year. Thank you.
The Southern Okanagan Concert Society would like to thank their generous local sponsors for the 2017-2018 season, and looks forward to another entertaining season of musical enjoyment starting in the fall. The 2018-2019 season will feature the Mark Atkinson Trio on October 12, 2018, Duo Fortin-Poirier on February 15, 2019, and O-Celli cello octet (eight cellos!) on March 29, 2019, plus a fourth concert to be announced. Look for ticket information to be released soon
Leaping Leprechauns! St. Paddy may have chased all the snakes out of Ireland but he left all the curlers in Oliver to have some fun on March 17! The Oliver Curling Club held its annual Wind-Up BBQ Dinner and Awards on St. Paddy’s Day at the Eastlink Curling Centre.
The Oliver Curling Club’s new President, Dave McCombe, was the Master of Ceremonies at the BBQ that was well attended and enjoyed by the curlers.
Two award recipients show how curling is for ALL ages: Tyler Antunes for being an enthusiastic up-and-coming member as “The Younger” and Joyce Kuzyk continuing to contribute as “The Elder” on the Board (with Gail Barriskill presenting).
The following teams won in their respective leagues:
•Day League first session – Donna Cooke/Bob Hale/Mike Kelly/Randy Gushulak and Jan Campbell
•Day League second session – Donna Cooke/Bob Hale/Diane Cameron/Murray Soder/Reg Cameron
•Ladies League first session – Diane Tetreault/Pat Batchelor/Lisa Waines/Alesha Grimard
•Ladies League second session – Sylvia Lowe/Delfina Antunes/Colleen McCombe/Jean Lederer
•Mixed League A Division– Bruce Schroter/Linda Schroter/Dave Arnold/Barb Barley
•Mixed League B Division – Wanda Casorso/Brad Thompson/Dave Casorso/Cathy Thompson
•Mixed League C Division – Bob Kozuback/Deb Ellis/Sylvia Lowe/Tony Murray
•Mixed League D Division – Ernie Casorso/Bev LeClerc/Julie Martineau/Mark Martineau
•Men’s League – Ed Shugalo/Dave Andrews/Joe Giesbrecht/Earl Zinger
Curling is done for this season and most curlers are heading to the golf courses (where they are equally as good, or bad, at golf). The Oliver Curling Club will be gearing up for another fun year of curling at the Eastlink Curling Centre in the fall—we hope you join us!