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.

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.

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

The Bible speaks to hair as a crowning glory. Sott.net describes hair as an extension of the nervous system – like antennae.

For those of us who have had long hair, there is an emotional effect when the locks are severed into the hands of a stylist.

Kimberly May submitted to her first hair cut in five years June 7 at Ivan Idea in Blind Bay.

Rather than allowing her crowning glory cuttings to fall to the floor and be swept away into the trash, she turned  the experience into a fundraising event.

Stylist Ivan Emde, owner of Ivan Idea For Your Hair, donated his services for the cause.

Emde cut approximately 22 inches of May’s hair to be donated for cancer patient wigs. May raised $215 in additional monetary donations for the Canadian Cancer Society.

Emde then seated May in a chair where he styled her remaining locks into a bouncy bob.

Master stylist Emde has had extensive training throughout England, Scotland, France and Germany. He has won several awards and competitions in Canada and abroad.

Ivan Idea is a full- service salon for men and women.

The salon is open seven days a week, with discounts for seniors. Tanning packages are also available. Call 250-463-1175 for an appointment.

Blind Bay Farmers Market vendors generously donated, along with shoppers.

Kimberly and David May are active community members, volunteering often while operating A Rover’s Rest Bed and Breakfast.

Find more info at www.aroversrest.com.

Sorrento 100

A picnic in the early 1900s was an opportunity for residents to enjoy the company of other families in the area.

A picnic is a gathering of people with no specified number, possible to do alone but infinitely more fun when shared with at least one other person.

Food is consumed outdoors in an idyllic setting, while enjoying the view and companionship.

With more people, the event might expand to include some live music and perhaps some games.

Everyone brings a little lunch to enjoy while watching the fun from the side.

Fashion is on a casual basis. Dressing for comfort is in. A sack race or egg toss on the itinerary perhaps.

Historically, churches have been a hub for group meetings, outside of designated dogma.

Some 100 Sorrento volunteer organizers have been working for months – others for years – on the events for the centennial season in the Shuswap. They can be seen at most farmers’ markets and fairs around the area, ever ready to answer inquiries.

The Sorrento and area churches are sponsoring an olde time picnic on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Sorrento Centre Beach on Dieppe Road.

Folks are invited to dress in period costume, immersed in the recreation of history like it might have been 100 years ago.

There will be old- time musicians playing fiddle, banjo and horns – live music with originality in the offing.

For those into sports and a little competition, sack races, egg-on-spoon toss and three-legged races are in the plan – all the makings for a good time.

There will also be pony rides for the up-and-coming equestrian set.

Learn some Sorrento history, enjoy some fun and frivolity with old friends, or make new ones. And don’t forget to invite Dad.

Pickleball

There will be a pickleball open house and demonstration at the Shuswap Lake Estates tennis courts at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 24.

For those interested in either playing or learning more about the game, there will be equipment, paddles, balls and experienced players on-site to demonstrate and teach the game.

Linda Brown from Salmon Arm is “Pickleball B.C.’s ambassador to Salmon Arm and the Shuswap.”

Brown will be attending the June 24 event to provide relevant information on the sport of pickleball, instructions and encouragement to visitors on the use of equipment and coaching.

Pickleball has become North America’s fastest growing sport, so come out and see what it’s all about.

For those wanting to start playing as soon as possible, reduced-rate membership dues can be paid at the event.

For further information, contact Jim Hall at 250-675-4002 or email at jimhall@telus.net.