I am writing to thank the remarkable service and care we received when my six-year-old son broke his leg at Sun peaks on March18. It started with the compassionate and competent care we received at Sun Peaks by the RN's and other members of the first aid station on and off the hill. Once we arrived at RIH, having never been there before, we were greeted by a very friendly and caring RN at the triage station. This type of interaction continued for the duration of our 3-hour stay.
I would like to thank all the doctors, nurses, x-ray, and support staff who were involved in my son's care. Interior Health should be proud to have individuals working for them who display this type of behaviour and professionalism. I will tell everyone in Kelowna what great service we received at RIH.
Support of shelter appreciated
The Kamloops YMCA-YWCA “Y” Women’s Emergency Shelter would like to thank the Kamloops community and the Kamloops Daily News for their big hearts in supporting the annual Christmas Cheer Campaign.
Each year Kamloops outdoes itself and the spirit of the people of Kamloops shines through as is shown by the generous amount donated this year.
Your donations will have a tremendous impact on people in our community as all five chosen agencies continue with their important work. The YMCA-YWCA Women’s Emergency Shelter will continue to assist women and their children to leave abusive relationships and begin to live lives free from violence. Your donations will provide extra programs and services and help keep our facility updated to ensure women and children feel safe and secure when they come to stay.
Thank you to the Kamloops Daily News, and especially to the remarkable Gregg Drinnan and his team of cheery elves, for giving our community the opportunity to help those in need and show we care. And thank you to each and every person who contributed to the Christmas Cheer Fund; your dollars are at work right now, changing lives.
COLIN REID, CEO Kamloops YMCA-YWCA
SHEILA LORANGER, outgoing Director of Shelter Services
MICHELE WALKER, incoming Director of Shelter Services
Basketball tourney a huge success
On March 7 to 10, 2012, for the 14th straight year School District 73, TRU Athletic department, and the City of Kamloops hosted the AA Boys and Girls High School Provincial Basketball Championships at the Tournament Capital Centre, TRU gym and Sa-Hali Secondary School gym. This year’s tournament lived up to all its hype with numerous closely contested games and excellent basketball for all 32 teams involved.
Our committee would like to sincerely thank all our corporate sponsors and program advertisers whose support over the years allow for such a successful event. In addition, we would like to thank the TRU Athletic Department and the City of Kamloops for the logistical help and manpower so that the championships ran smoothly. In addition, a huge thank-you to the BCTF executive who provided an exemption from the job action at the time and ensured that students really do come first.
To the TRU catering services at the Campus Activity Centre – how do you feed a great meal to 570 people in 20 minutes? MMM good. And to our guest speaker Greg Stewart and our emcee Kevin Carswell who entertained before, during and after the banquet.
Finally, and most importantly, a massive thank-you to our volunteers including TRU staff, parents, students (Sa-Hali, Norkam, Valleyview, Westsyde and St. Ann’s) and alumni of the tournament. It is very heart warming when each year you give so many hours of work to the tournament. You provide the minor officials, gate and security, coaches and officials’ room, video taping, Internet streaming of games, gear store and all star committees. Your contributions make these tournaments the envy of all BC high school provincial championships.
We look forward to your continued support and participation when “March Madness” comes to the ‘Loops’ again in 2013.
Co-chairs Provincial AA Basketball Committee
In search of Norkam ’73 grads
The Norkam Class of 73 is holding a reunion Labour Day weekend 2012 and we are trying to reach all our classmates. It should be easier to locate people in this day and age, but actually it's not. Everyone has cell phones, which makes it more difficult to find them.
If you were in the Class of ‘73, please contact us. You can find us on Facebook – 'Norkam Grad ‘73 Reunion', or pick up an information sheet at Lee's Music on Battle Street. If you know of someone who was in our class, please pass the message along.