A Star-Gazer is born

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As a child growing up in Kamloops, Zuzy Rocka loved to surround herself with her favourite children’s books. Her mother owned a preschool, and Rocka had access to all the classics. “Like everyone, I adored Dr. Seuss. He has such a positive mentality. I loved Guess How Much I Love You, with the rabbits. That was my favourite book and it was a big inspiration for me,” Rocka said. “We probably had 100 children’s … [Read more...]

Talented young photographers display art

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Students from the Sun Peaks Discovery Centre for Balanced Education (DCBE) were hard at work in June, hosting their first ever photography exhibition at Sotheby’s International Realty on Wednesday, June 17. Leading up to the exhibition, students spent time learning about photography before getting out in the field to experiment with different photography techniques. Students then chose their favourite photos to … [Read more...]

Changes afoot for Sun Peaks school

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Lower student numbers at the Sun Peaks Elementary and the Discovery Centre for Balanced Education mean that the school will phase down to two teachers for the 2015-16 school year. Kirsten Flinn, member of the Sun Peaks Education Society (SPES) said Grade 2/3 teacher, Colleen Greer, will be retiring after this school year and will not be returning to Sun Peaks Elementary. “She brought a lot of great experience … [Read more...]

Taekwondo club excels at championships

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The Sun Peaks Taekwondo club may have returned from the Western Canadian Championships with a few bumps and bruises, but they also picked up their fair share of awards. The 11 person contingent of Sun Peaks martial artists picked up 19 medals, including first place finishes in multiple categories at the championship event in Kelowna on Saturday, April 11. The event attracted more than 360 competitors from across … [Read more...]

Sun Peaks Scouts seek adult leaders

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The Sun Peaks Scouts are in need of some extra adult leaders to help out with the running of the Scouting program. Colin Cannon said the program was a great way to give back to the community, learn some new skills, and get outdoors and explore Sun Peaks. Cannon said the Scouts had plenty of activities planned for the coming months, including hiking to the Whitecroft waterfall; attending the week-long Pacific … [Read more...]