Lynda Hooper

Guitar duo Kenny and Amanda along with their band are the closing act of the Sorrento Bluegrass Festival

Stage gets set for bluegrass

Sorrento Centre on Saturday Aug. 25 from noon until 9 p.m., is the place to be for some primo bluegrass music.

Guitar duo Kenny and Amanda along with their band are the closing act of the Sorrento Bluegrass Festival
Clockwise from top – Unity Ride riders begin their four-day

Ride unites generations

Getting thrown or falling off a horse is all part of learning to ride well.

Clockwise from top – Unity Ride riders begin their four-day
Members of the Kamloops Indian Band learn to stand up paddle board at Chase Memorial Park.

Boards grow in popularity

Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) participants can quickly progress, developing the skills necessary to improve fitness.

Members of the Kamloops Indian Band learn to stand up paddle board at Chase Memorial Park.
Five-year-old Grayson McDonald beams with his cake

Eagle Bay Day cake walk a highlight

Eagle Bay Day, celebrations got off to a start Saturday, Aug. 4 with a pancake breakfast outside Eagle Bay Community Hall.

Five-year-old Grayson McDonald beams with his cake

Celebrating British Columbia Day

Indigenous peoples have inhabited British Columbia, as described in their oral traditions.

The GT Dragon Boat Society team departs from Blind Bay’s Sunset Cove Marina.

GT dragon boat crew back on the water

Watching the water dragon skim through the water was exciting for this spectator.

The GT Dragon Boat Society team departs from Blind Bay’s Sunset Cove Marina.

Brass an inspiration to many

Maureen Brass never had an opportunity to see her efforts come to fruition as a leader organizing the centennial celebrations.

Saskatchewan band takes higher ground

Higher Ground, a Saskatchewan musical trio is coming to play the Chase Seniors Centre Friday, July 27, at 7:30 p.m.

Racing to restore historic Notch Hill church

Tim Dunne and Louise Barber have taken an interest in restoring the dilapidated church.

Duane Stewart organized and will perform in Gospel Song Sorrento to benefit the food bank.

Gospel songs for food bank

Gospel Song Sorrento is scheduled for Saturday, July 14 at the Sorrento Retreat and Conference Centre.

Duane Stewart organized and will perform in Gospel Song Sorrento to benefit the food bank.
A helicopter dumped water on  smouldering forest up the side of Mount Boysee

Lightning fire doused

The Trans-Canada Highway was closed at the foot of Mount Boysee for about half an hour Tuesday, July 10 while fire crews cleared brush.

A helicopter dumped water on  smouldering forest up the side of Mount Boysee
Katlynne Fischer lines up her shot

Archery for youths popular

Canada Day weekend went by quickly, spent at a wilderness camp in the area, enjoying nature, taking pics of wildflowers.

Katlynne Fischer lines up her shot
Sorrento 100 volunteer Linda Gagnon discusses the Gates Open tour guide pamphlet with Louise Barber.

Celebrating century of community

The Sorrento 100 Committee now has a home to display a wealth of local information in various forms.

Sorrento 100 volunteer Linda Gagnon discusses the Gates Open tour guide pamphlet with Louise Barber.
Pickleball is a great way to get some exercise on the court

No rain delay for pickleball

The continuous threat of rain did not deter those who attended last weekend’s pickleball open house at Blind Bay.

Pickleball is a great way to get some exercise on the court

Activities for youth needed

It’s official, school is out for summer, despite what the weather has in store

Bill Currie recently opened Bill’s Bargains

New source for treasure hunters

Flea markets were a bug that got to Bill Currie in Calgary, and has now followed him to Chase where he has founded Bill’s Bargains.

Bill Currie recently opened Bill’s Bargains
Miranda Schmold and Elena Markin are waiting at the Chase Chamber Information Centre

Ready to help tourists

Miranda Schmold and Elena Markin are waiting at the Chase Chamber Information Centre, ready to answer visitor inquiries.

Miranda Schmold and Elena Markin are waiting at the Chase Chamber Information Centre

Grateful for dads’ contributions

Fathers are 50 per cent of the reason each of us exists on this earth.

Kimberly May eyes the hair cut by Ivan Idea For Your Hair owner Ivan Emde. May donated her long locks to the Canadian Cancer Society to be made into wigs for cancer patients.

Wigging out for Cancer Society

Hair – most of us have it, some more than others, it’s one of the defining traits of mammals – humans included.

Kimberly May eyes the hair cut by Ivan Idea For Your Hair owner Ivan Emde. May donated her long locks to the Canadian Cancer Society to be made into wigs for cancer patients.
Dick Leppky on the left with Eric Standen

Public invited to try sport of pickleball

“Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in North America,” states South Shuswap resident Jim Hall.

Dick Leppky on the left with Eric Standen