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This is a different kind of hockey -- outdoors, no sideboards, no bodychecking, no goalies! It's a lot of fun to watch.
The current issue of Westworld Magazine has everything you need to know about pond hockey.
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Wife and Best Friend of John C.N. Watson, passed away suddenly at Kamloops on on Friday, November 11, 2011 at the age of 73 years.
In addition to her husband, Mary is survived by her son Andrew (Tammy), daughter Kathryn (Deryk) and grandchildren James, Josslyn, Ryan, Tyson and Ketyn, her brothers Kevin in England and Brenden in U.S.A., and was predeceased by her sister Teresa and parents.
Mary was born in Hampshire, England in 1938 and was trained as a Nurse and Mid-Wife before immigrating to Canada in 1963 where she worked as a Head Nurse in the B.C. Children's Hospital. In 1965 she met and married John.
Mary enjoyed Kamloops and spent many happy hours with her Family at Lac Le Jeune at the Cabin which she and John built with their own hands in 1970-1971. Mary also enjoyed going on an annual cruise holiday with John since 1974.
Mary volunteered for a number of groups in Kamloops. She was a member of the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra Board for many years and President from 1990 to 1994. She was made a Honourary Life Member of the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra in 2002. In 1993, Mary received one of the City of Kamloops Centennial Medals for making a meaningful contribution to the City.
A Service and Celebration of Mary's Life will be held at Kamloops United Church (421 St. Paul Street) on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kamloops New Life Mission on Mary's behalf.
This morning Corinne Schock was driving down Park Drive East (behind the park) and there was a truck parked on the side with no one in it. There was a dog at the truck and 3 coyotes were running the dog getting the dog to chase them up the hill and then one or all of them would turn on the dog chase it back to the truck and across the road. The coyotes continued this even when Corinne was there. The truck door was unlocked and when she opened the door the dog ran inside and Corinne quickly got into her car. I don’t know if this was an isolated case but there are a lot of coyote tracks in the area. These coyotes were not afraid of Corinne so people should be aware of that when walking dogs in that area.
Walter U. Homfray, old-timer of the Kamloops district, is celebrating his 75th birthday today. He came here April 2, 1885, from the West Ridings of Yorkshire and settled at Grand Prairie, now Westwold, where he developed 500 acres of ranch land. He built and operated the Adelphi hotel, the old building standing near the newer Pylewell hotel. He remained in that district for 28 years, when he moved to Kamloops. In the city he operated a real estate business until 1920.
Mr. Homfray acquired in 1911 the Meadow Creek property, 35 miles southwest of the city, on which are situated Surrey, Sussex and Bobs lakes, and latterly he has lived there, developing a fishing and hunting resort.Submitted by Neil Burton
Overlander Ski Club is looking for one person to work part time at the ski trails. Evening and weekend shifts are likely. The duties may include some or all of the following depending on qualifications and experience: greeting the public, ticket sales, answering telephone or e-mail enquiries, updating the web page, providing sales and trail use reports, trail grooming using snowmobiles, trail maintenance using manual and power tools, renting ski equipment to the public, assisting volunteers working on the trails, responding to emergencies associated with trail operations, providing basic first aid treatment and performing other duties as required. Training will be provided. The job will begin when snow flies!
Please send resumes asap to the Overlander Ski Club at firstname.lastname@example.org .
This Job Posting closes November 15th, 2011.