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...]

Distracted parents — the newest problem

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Dear Danielle, My three-year-old always wants my phone and gets very upset when I don’t let her have it. She cries and screams until I give in and give it to her and then she ignores me when I talk to her. I have to fight with her to get it back. Should I do this? Baffled Mom Dear Baffled Mom: You have, unfortunately, fallen into the trap of a new generation of parents that are glued to their phones in … [Read more...]

$1,000 for Sun Peaks soccer

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The B.C. Interior Community Foundation have awarded the Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality (SPMRM) with a $1,000 grant to support the creation of a youth soccer program for the community. The funding will go towards the purchase of equipment, and to help maintain the soccer fields and possibly run youth soccer camps in 2015. But there’s a catch — if SPMRM is not able to find a coach to run the program, … [Read more...]