Archives for April 15, 2018
Many individuals and organizations in South Okanagan receiving cash awards at a ceremony and tea attended by the Mayor and his wife. (Ron and Tara Hovanes)
WOW (Women of Oliver for Women) say its membership has increased by 50 percent and is sponsoring children 5 – 17 who wish to attend the Maple Springs Bible Camp in Peachland.
Executive Director, Mark Wilson, 29, of Kelowna says the camp entertains 900 kids in a year – with almost 50% – who do not attend church on a regular basis. 25% of camp kids are from the South Okanagan.
WOW and Maple Springs will act as partners – sponsoring the cost of a certain number of children who cannot afford the regular charges associated with the camp.
Sage Valley Voices Spring Concert 2018
The forsythia is in bloom. The Lily of the Valley is sprouting. Spring has come and “LOVE IS IN THE AIR”!
Sage Valley Voices community choir will be in full voice on Saturday, April 21st, at 7 pm and again Sunday, April 22nd at 2:30 pm. The Spring concert will be at the Oliver United Church. Tickets are only $12 (children under 12 free) and include refreshments and lots of socializing after the last notes fade away. Donations to the food bank are always appreciated.
The ever capable Lori Martine will direct the choir while you can expect rhythms to make your heart race with Sandy Andres at the piano to provide accompaniment. A whole program of love songs will bring back memories of special times. Think “Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man”, “You Send Me”, “The Way You Look Tonight”, “Yesterday”, “The Rose” and many other favourites. There will be a little bit of dancing, a lot of full choir singing, some solo work and some numbers suited to the all male or all female choir. Stephen Hershey’s big smile and welcoming manner will put you at ease as he MCs the event.
Interesting statistics I cannot argue with. But – were the same measuring tools used in 1921 and 2012 ?
The graph shows wet years and dry years – with no real and predictable pattern. All you can do is plan for dry periods and wet periods and as one person said today – be proactive – and just not re-active. Have policy in place for both – constantly upgrade your infrastructure – And limit growth whenever possible allowing Mother Nature to re-tune with each curve ball sent her way.
A number of comments on the record and off that something is new and changing in our “little” part of the world. According to the RCMP most crime is regional in nature and criminals go where there is easy pickin’s.
Most break-ins locally from unlocked vehicles and unsecured premises.
A warning and a suggestion – lock her up.
I try not to analyze emotionally. I understand if you are broken into – you are mad, upset and almost feel like the world is against you.
But until the authorities say the crime rate is way up – it isn’t. I remember a time when crime seemed to be up in the industrial area and council paid for extra security but it resulted in no arrests.
Crime Watch is good, Crimestopper’s is good – the police doing the best they can with the limited resources given to them.
I do not have all the answers – weigh in on it – we need to talk about something other than rain and creeks.
All pictures Sunday and taken in Penticton