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Creating a compassionate community

Creating a compassionate community

By Moneca Jantzen The first time I ever set foot in the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home was to say a final good-bye to a dear friend.
Annual Boogie ‘machine’ sustained by volunteers

Annual Boogie ‘machine’ sustained by volunteers

By Moneca Jantzen For the last two decades Kamloops has enjoyed an annual rite of passage each spring, namely Boogie the Bridge.
Seniors and their vintage cars: Ron Buck

Seniors and their vintage cars: Ron Buck

By Dick Parkes Kamloops Chapter, Vintage Car Club of Canada As the majority of the members of the Kamloops Chapter of the Vintage Car Club of Canada are seniors, it is hoped that the readers of The Connector will relate to our members and their autom
How to thwart the cherry fruit fly

How to thwart the cherry fruit fly

By Sandra Frangiadakis KFPC Gleaning Abundance Program Cherry season should be a welcome time of year, as the first of the tree fruits heralds in the beginning of the harvest season in our part of the world.
Focus on kidney health in March

Focus on kidney health in March

Organizers of the 2017 Kamloops Kidney Walk chose Susan Duncan, a kidney donor, as that year’s honouree.
Nomad Nan's Trippy Tales: Rosendal, Norway

Nomad Nan's Trippy Tales: Rosendal, Norway

By Nancy Van Veen “Only one who wanders finds new paths.” ~ Norwegian Proverb Of all the countries I’ve visited, Norway is unequalled for its scenic beauty.

Loneliness: A Silent Thief

(Editor's note: This article was cut off in the print version of The Connector. My apologies for the error.) Submitted by D. Martin Loneliness lurks among us like a silent thief.
A heartfelt campaign

A heartfelt campaign

By Moneca Jantzen As February is Heart and Stroke month, it seems fitting to catch up with Al Patel, owner of Scott’s Inn and Restaurant and one of the founders of the ICCHA/Wish Fund.
Fuoco family’s 1928 Dodge Brothers Standard Six sedan brought back to life

Fuoco family’s 1928 Dodge Brothers Standard Six sedan brought back to life

Submitted by Dick Parkes, Kamloops Chapter, Vintage Car Club of Canada In 1913, three brothers, Benny, Domenic, and Giacamo Fuoco landed in Kamloops from Italy.

The Pearl of the Adriatic

By Nancy Van Veen “Those who seek paradise on earth should come to Dubrovnik” ~ George Bernard Shaw As I passed through the gates into the walled city of Dubrovnik, Croatia, it felt as if I had stepped back through time into a medieval kingdom.