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Shuswap Updates August 2012 Issue - Shuswap Tourism

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									Shuswap Updates                                                                    August 2012 Issue
THE SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY IN THE SHUSWAP

Robyn Cyr - Shuswap Tourism Manager; Hugo Rampen - Executive Director with Roots and Blues; and Neil Millar - General
Manager of Waterway Houseboats; joined Cheryl the Host of Great Getaways on her radio talk show Saturday, July 21st. After
the recent flooding "A 'can do' attitude and positive spirit of many is truly what has helped bring such a dramatic turn-around
to the region. The Shuswap region is open for summer and onwards, having met the challenges bestowed by Mother Nature
with dignity, grace and a whole lot of resilience!" The interview can be found at this link:
http://www.shuswaptourism.ca/happening/news/spirit-community-shuswap-region-british-columbia

FIRST NATIONS RESORT REDEFINES RELAXATION

A recent article was published in the July issue of The Province Newspaper that talks about the experience offered at the
Quaaout Lodge and the Turtle Donkey Refuge. The article talks about many of the experiences tourists can take part in while
visiting the region. To see the article please follow this link: www.shuswaptourism.ca/happening/news/first-nations-resort-
redefines-relaxation

INTERPRETIVE WALKS RETURN TO ROUTES AND BLUES

The Shuswap, British Columbia – The fabulously successful Routes and Blues Outreach Program is back, AUGUST 9-16th, and
the Shuswap Trail Alliance is once again partnering with the Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival, Shuswap Tourism, BC Parks
and Adams River Salmon Society (plus many other partners and sponsors) to offer a series of hikes, concerts and meals
in seven Shuswap Communities.

“Come with us to explore the special places tucked away right where we live,” says Routes and Blues hike coordinator,
Carmen Massey, with the Shuswap Trail Alliance. Each walk acknowledges the Secwepemc Nation life and culture of the lakes
communities within the Shuswap.

Start your route at www.routesandblues.ca, to find detailed information on each day's activities, and pick up the new Routes
and Blues Passport at local venues throughout the Shuswap.

To make a hike reservation, go to the Routes and Blues website. Due to the interpretive nature of the hikes, group size is
limited. Participation is by donation to support future trail work with the Shuswap Trail Alliance.

For more information on the hike itinerary please visit: www.shuswaptourism.ca/happening/news/routes-and-blues-
outreach-program-hikes-shuswap-trail-alliance

THOMPSON OKANAGAN TOURISM ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER
             For Thompson Okanagan regional updates visit:
             http://www.totabc.org/corporateSite/resources/news_centre




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Shuswap Updates
SHEA WEBER TIPS HAND WITH DONATION TO SICAMOUS FLOOD RELIEF
By Greg Douglas, Vancouver Sun - July 21, 2012

SCENE & HEARD: Shea Weber dropped a $50,000 hint last week that something big was in the works.
During the wrap-up of the first Sicamous Shootout Golf Classic at the Hyde Mountain Resort, Weber announced he was
donating $50,000 to flood relief in his hometown off the shores of Shuswap Lake. Weber and Surrey-born Cody Franson of the
Toronto Maple Leafs co-hosted the tournament that raised $75,000 for the B.C. Cancer Foundation.
Read more:
www.vancouversun.com/sports/Shea+Weber+tips+hand+with+donation+Sicamous+flood+relief/6970043/story.html#ixzz22D
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SHUSWAP TRAIL REPORT HOTLINE GOES LIVE

The Shuswap, British Columbia – Melting snow, record rainfall, floods, and high winds all take their toll on our regional
network of greenway trails, but a determined network of trail stewards keep the pathways open for travel every season. And
you can help. The Shuswap Trail Alliance has put a call out to all local and visiting trail users to report on how the trails are
holding up out there through a new trail report hotline. To see the rest of this press release please visit:
www.shuswaptourism.ca/happening/news/shuswap-trail-report-hotline-goes-live

STURGIS NORTH BURNOUT A BOON TO DOWNTOWN BUSINESSES
By Lachlan Labere - Eagle Valley News

A professional with the Canadian Motorcycle Drag Racing Association burns rubber for the Sturgis North burnout competition
Friday in downtown Sicamous. Sicamous’ Main Street was packed with motorcycles, riders and others who turned for the
Sturgis North burnout competition. Hundreds showed up for the event, as well as day-long festivities put on by local
businesses and community groups.




SALMON FESTIVAL

The clouds and rain left just in time for the first Annual Salmon Festival at Haig-Brown park. There were stories by Ralph
McBryan, interpretive tours with Celia Nord and of course music and dancing courtesy of ,"Birchbark, "pictured above.This
festival had it all with door prizes of Roots and Blues tickets, bannock served right on site, what more could you ask? The
Salmon Society would like to thank their "spawnsors," Blair Acton, Squilax General Store and Hostel - (250) 675-2977




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Industry Updates



MINISTRY OF FORESTS, LANDS AND NATURAL RESOURCE OPERATIONS
PHOTO CONTEST FOR HUNTING AND FISHING GUIDES LAUNCHED

VICTORIA, July 24, 2012 – Shutterbugs with a taste for outdoor adventure will have the opportunity to see their work on the
cover of the 2013-2015 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis, through a photo contest announced by the Ministry of
Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.

The Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis is published every two years, and contains all sport fishing regulations in effect in
freshwater in British Columbia, and is the go-to sourcebook for anglers throughout the province.

The ministry is also seeking photos for a similar contest for the 2014-2016 Hunting and Trapping Regulations
Synopsis. The Hunting and Trapping Synopsis is a summary of the B.C. hunting and trapping regulations made under the
Wildlife Act, prepared for the convenience of hunters and trappers.

Photographs must be emailed to synopsiscoverphoto@gov.bc.ca by Oct. 1, 2012 for the Fishing Synopsis and by October 1,
2013 for the Hunting and Trapping Synopsis in order to be considered.

For more information on the contest please follow this link: http://www.shuswaptourism.ca/happening/news/photo-contest-
hunting-fishing-guides-launched




WINNER AND ROUTE ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2012 MOUNTAIN BIKING BC 7 DAY GIVEAWAY CONTEST

Although the start of summer in BC has been a bit on the cool and damp side it is about to heat up…at least it is for Leanne
Neighbour, the winner of this year’s Mountain Biking BC 7 Day Giveaway Contest! Leanne and her guest will experience some
of British Columbia’s best single track featuring legendary riding zones throughout the interior of the province. The trip
involves 7 days or riding in more than 7 different BC destinations including; North Vancouver, Penticton, Rossland, Nelson,
Revelstoke, Salmon Arm, Vernon, Kamloops and Whistler.
To      read    more      about     this    contest    and      the     trip   throughout     British    Columbia       visit:
www.shuswaptourism.ca/happening/news/2012-mountain-biking-bc-contest




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What's Happening in the Shuswap?
SICAMOUS CELEBRATES - COMMUNITY APPRECIATION DAY

The Mayor and Council want to celebrate all the people who stepped in and helped out in our time in need here in Sicamous
since June 23rd.

We are extending our thanks to all who came and helped out, to our residents who have been great during this time. To the
visitors who came and lent a helping hand while on their vacation. Without all of these folks we would not be where we are
today.

On August 4th Sicamous will celebrate from 5pm to the Fireworks at Dusk. The event will take place at the Sicamous Beach
Park at the end of Finlayson Street.

We will have vendors in the Sicamous Beach Park, family fun and games, live music from Scarecrow and community thank
you's.

You don't want to miss this great event. For more information please call: (250) 836-3313

SOUTH SHUSWAP FRONTIER DAYS

Sunday, August 5, 2012 - Marshalling parade with Vintage Cars, Beer Gardens, Children's activities, Music, Zumba Classes and
Fireworks to see the schedule visit:          http://www.shuswaptourism.ca/happening/events/south-shuswap-frontier-days
Location: Blind Bay - For more information please call: (250) 675-3515
SORRENTO 100TH ANNIVERSARY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The Sorrento 100 information storefront is looking for volunteers to assist the public with history information and inform
them on the upcoming community events. It is a 2 hour shift Monday to Friday Noon - 2:00 p.m. or 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Please contact Louise at: (250) 253-5776

Sorrento 100 is also looking for volunteers to assist with the community events September 8th and September 9th at the
Sorrento Blind Bay Park. Please contact Louise at: (250) 253-5776 for more information.

While our sponsors allow us to make the Sorrento events happen, many volunteers put in an extraordinary effort with the
Sorrento Street Party to pull it together. Volunteers are vital to the success of events like this one, why not get involved?

SALMON ARM CULTURE CRAWL

Downtown businesses and artists will partner to display artwork from August 4th to 18th.

A brochure map will direct people to the participating businesses, available at the Art Gallery and Visitors Centre. One work
from each of the artists will be on display in the gallery lounge during the two weeks of the Culture Crawl.

Location: Various downtown businesses in Salmon Arm. For more information please contact the Salmon Arm Arts Centre at:
(250) 832-1170




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What's Happening in the Shuswap?
CHASE CORNSTOCK 2012




What do you get when you cross the delicious taste of corn with great music, fun activities, and a park full of amazing people?
Chase CornStock, that’s what!

Mark your calendars to come join your friends and neighbours on August 11th for a day full of music, children’s activities,
farmers’ market, food vendors, beer gardens, and of course, CORN!

The CornStar stage will feature great performances by musicians from throughout the Shuswap and from around the province.

The CornField Market will feature a selection of produce and products from local farmers and crafters, and the Little Kernels
Zone will be home to an assortment of crafts and activities for the children.

For more information and a schedule of the event, check out the website at www.ChaseCornStock.com or e-mail the
committee at chasefestival@gmail.com.

We salute our salmon and welcome our bighorn sheep, but Chase’s summer truly belongs to the corn.

FIDDLIN FRENZY

Fiddle Frenzy composed of Kai 14 and Lia 12 - brother and sister fiddle duo!
Three time BC and Four times Grand North American Fiddle Champions!

The event will be held at the Shuswap Family Centre on Tuesday August 14th from 5 to 7pm in Salmon Arm
Thursday August 16th at Junction Cafe in Armstrong 7pm
Chase Creekside Seniors Centre Friday August 17th from 7:30 to 9pm - Chase

Come out and hear some great music, step dancing and watch a great young duo from Mission BC!
For more information call: (250) 679-8432

'LEGEND!' A SUMMER THEATRE PRODUCTION

Two men are hunched over a computer, recording legends of the Secwepemc (Su-kwep-muk) people, the Bible, adding their
own exciting spin. They are creating LEGEND!, Shuswap Theatre’s new summer production. Legend! tells the story of two
young people who have no ideology or wisdom to go by, and are led by their totems to learn, to experience and to find a life
path of their own. Visit: www.shuswaptourism.ca/happening/events/legend-summer-theatre-production For more
information call: (250) 832-9283.




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What's Happening in the Shuswap?
CARAVAN SUMMER SHOW

The Caravan Farm Theatre in Armstrong presents The Notorious Right Robert and his Robber Bride nightly at 7:30 pm July
24th to August 26th, rain or shine. No shows on Monday. Tickets are available at 1-866-311-1011 or www.ticketseller.ca

ROOTS & BLUES MUSIC FESTIVAL
August 17th to August 19th, 2012
Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of this world class music event! The Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival is the premiere
multicultural music festival of the BC Interior featuring numerous first class acts on multiple stages. The festival showcases an
eclectic array of music including exhilarating world rhythms, stirring roots and gospel music, and the finest blues styling's
north of the Mississippi River. Roots and Blues takes place on a beautiful 18 acre site in Salmon Arm, halfway between Calgary
and Vancouver. Amenities include beverage gardens, artisan market, food vendors, and children's area and pre-registered
camping. Children 12 and under are free. Location: 490 - 5th Avenue SW, Salmon Arm
Visit: www.rootsandblues.ca or Phone: (250) 833-4096

SORRENTO BLUE GRASS FESTIVAL

On August 25th, the British Columbia Bluegrass Workshop assembles some of the best bluegrass musicians in North America
to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with music students from Canada, the U.S., and overseas. It's one of the longest
running and best attended workshops of its kind. For more information call: (250) 675-3304 or visit our calendar of events.

NESKONLITH POW WOW

The 16th Annual Pow Wow takes place Saturday August 25th and Sunday August 26th! This celebration includes dancing,
singing, crafts, food concessions with traditional foods such as bannock.

The Grand Entry takes place at Noon on both days.

The public is welcome and there is no charge!

For more information please contact: Patrick Adrian (250) 572-6075

TROUT FISHING DERBY

Saturday, August 25th

Fish wherever you choose just be ready for the Weigh-in Time of 6 PM at Chase Memorial Park, lot's of prizes.

To register please call: (250) 679-1089 or go to TRU Value Hardware or Naramada Video.




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What's Happening in the Shuswap?
SHUSWAP WINE TOURS

MJO Tours offers six different Shuswap Wine Tours, five of which focus on the Shuswap wineries with different combinations
of wineries and other favourite spots such as Margaret Falls, R.J. Haney Heritage Village, Gort's Gouda Cheese Farm, and
more. The service offered is door-to-door from your home, hotel, campground or wherever, and includes a driver/guide,
water, snacks, and all tasting fees. A variety of lunch offerings are available on most tours or guests can bring their own picnic
lunch. To book your tour visit: www.mjotours.com

       What else is going on in the Shuswap in August?
August is one of the busiest months of the year in the Shuswap for more information on some of the fabulous events going on
   in the region please visit our calendar of events listings at: http://www.shuswaptourism.ca/happening/events/calendar



Highlights




            SORRENTO 100TH STREET PARTY                                        SICAMOUS SHOOTOUT GOLF CLASSIC




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