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Advocacy group receives gratitude and support

By Cavelle Layes A Kamloops advocacy group has received gratitude and support after giving local seniors a voice. The Interior B.C. Council on Aging Society continues to set its goals high and are working towards political action.

Wreath to remember history

By Jessica Messerer-Trosin When Lee Kenney’s grandfather passed away in 1971, Lee inherited a silver bugle. Lee would have never imagined the things he would find out about his grandfather, William Kenney, thereafter.

A rube since the beginning

By Jessica Messerer-Trosin Claude Richmond is the last original member of The Kamloops Rube Band which formed in 1949. He started when he was just 14 years old.

Building a perfect role at WCT

By Jessica Messerer-Trosin Laurie Harder is currently in his sixth season with Western Canada Theatre (WCT). He’s not an actor, but one of the many people who work behind the scenes to bring the productions to life.

Celebrating the upside of aging

by Zain Bakhitar Oncore Seniors Society, in partnership with the City of Kamloops and the Centre for Seniors Information, celebrated the third annual Seniors Symposium at the Sandman Signature Hotel; this year’s theme was “Healthy Aging in the Commun

Playing pickleball in the 'Loops'

By Wade Tomko The fledgling sport has seen a rise in popularity amongst Kamloops' seniors in recent years. Of the many activities one could partake in at Riverside Park, pickleball probably isn’t the first thing to come to mind.

Third annual symposium to focus on the positives of aging

By Jessica Messerer-Trosin Kamloops’ third annual Seniors Symposium is just around the corner.

Making the most of retirement

By Jessica Messerer-Trosin As president of the Kamloops Adult Learning Society (KALS), Lois Hollstedt has seen the positive impact that retirees experience when they stay involved and engaged.

Georgette’s remarkable century

By Cavelle Layes She rescued three Canadian soldiers from the Germans at great risk to herself, created beautiful wedding gowns for many, and raised a lively family, but those are only some of her accomplishments.

Volunteers in your backyard

By Becky Mann Volunteers are the foundation of many communities. They are individuals who jump into the fray — solo or as a group — to join a larger cause.