#4 May 13, 1999

Welcome to this year’s Festival of Events, an action-packed weekend co-ordinated by the Grand Forks Chamber of Commerce. They have been working hard behind the scenes to coordinate this Festival and have brought together the Doukhobors with their Doukhobor Centenary events, the Grand Forks Downtown Merchants with a Giant Yard Sale and the Grand Forks Airport celebrating their 70th Anniversary and Opening of the Airport Lighting Project.

Giant Community Yard Sale
The yard sale event of the year is taking place Saturday, May 22nd, 99 on Market Avenue. An action-packed day has been planned by the Downtown Merchants Association with loads of great bargains out on the street, as well as an abundance of entertainment and activities. There will be a pancake breakfast, street music, the farmers market, face painting, CanCan girls, prizes and more!
And that’s not all… you too can participate! Spaces are available to the general public for a mere $5. So, if you have some good “stuff” you would like to sell, but not enough for a full-fledged yard sale, this is the perfect opportunity for you. This is also a great venue for home-based businesses to get some exposure. To reserve a spot in this yard sale extravaganza call Carol at 442-0897. Or, if you have a particular talent that you would like to showcase (juggling, clowning, trick pets, etc.) give Brent a call at 442-3543 and he’ll get you on the program.

Airport Fly-In Lighting the 21st Century
The Grand Forks Airport is celebrating its 70th Anniversary and combining this with the opening ceremonies for the New Airport Lighting Project on May 22 & 23, 1999.
Saturday Events
7 – 11 a.m. Pancake Breakfast
10 a.m. Opening ceremonies
All day – Civilian & military static displays, Barnstormers, Radio Control Models, Flying demos/static displays Kootenay Airways – Flight training Info. centre and aircraft rides, Fly-bys, Magic Shows.
1:00 p.m. Transport Canada safety seminar.
1:30 p.m. Young Eagles Competition – “Wings That Work”: design & construct simple aircraft that will fly – all materials supplied by Young Eagles Display. Age categories: 8 – 12 and 13 – 17. Cash prizes, 1st Flight Certificates and more! Fly-off Saturday.
5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Steak BBQ.
8 p.m. – 1 a.m. Dance to live local band.
Sunday Events
7 – 11 a.m. Pancake Breakfast.
All day – Civilian & military static displays, Barnstormers radio control models, Flying demos/static displays,
Kootenay Airways – Flight training Info. centre and aircraft rides, Magic Shows, Fly-bys. Prizes for entries!
4 – 5 p.m. Fly-Out: departing aircraft.
Tony & Mary Swain in “Bessy” Vintage Restored Harvard.
Also, there will be opportunities
for Young Eagles Flights
See back page for entry form!
The Grand Forks Foodbank will be attending and will be welcoming donations.
For more information contact: Ron Wyers at (250) 442-8616 Fax (250) 442-0188, address: P.O.Box 2017, Grand Forks, B.C. V0H 1H0. E-mail: rcwas@sunshinecable.com
VISIT OUR WEBSITE at www.copa62.bc.ca
Hosted by: Grand Forks Flying Club/COPA 62, City of Grand Forks, G.F. Chamber of Commerce
Other Sponsors: BKRadio, Grand Forks District Savings Credit Union, Pictin Ventures, Pope & Talbot, Sunshine Communications Ltd.

Doukhobor Centennial Festival Programme
Thursday May 20, 1999
10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Opening of Special Exhibition dedicated to the Centennial of the Doukhobor immigration to Canada (admission fee) at Boundary Museum.
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Stories and recollections honoring elders with capella performances at Gyro Park.
12:30 – 2 p.m. Public Ceremony commemorating the Centennial of the Doukhobor arrival in Canada. Catered byladies of the Slavonic Citizens Society and friends at Gyro Park.
2:30 – 4 p.m. Readings from works by Doukhobor writers and poets.at Grand Forks Public Library.
4 – 4:30 p.m. Flour Mill tour (no charge) at Pride of the Valley Flour Mill.
6:45 – 7:45 p.m. Traditional Doukhobor family stories and songs.at Grand Forks Public Library.
7 – 9 p.m. Centennial Concert depicting the migration of the Doukhobors and their life in Canada. (advance ticket purchase at USCC office recommended) at USCC Community Centre (upstairs).
9 – 10 p.m Informal social and refreshments (no charge) at USCC Community Centre (downstairs).
Friday, May 21, 1999
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Display of Doukhobor handcrafts, historical photos, etc. (admission fee) at USCC Community Centre (upstairs).
10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Special exhibition dedicated to the Centennial of the Doukhobor immigration to Canada (admission fee) at Boundary Museum.
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Bus tour of Doukhobor heritage and historical sites (no charge with admission) Departure: USCC Community Centre.
10:30 – 11 a.m. Flour mill tour at Pride of the Valley Flour Mill.
11 a.m. -3 p.m. Luncheon catered by Grand Forks USCC Ladies Organization and friends at USCC Community Centre (downstairs).
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Program on outdoor stage (weather permitting) at USCC Community Centre.
12 – 1 p.m. Sampling of bread baked in traditional oven at Fructova Doukhobor Heritage centre.
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Program on outdoor stage (weather permitting) at USCC Community Centre.
1 – 3 p.m. Stories and recollections of elders and choir performances at Fructova Doukhobor Heritage Centre.
3 – 3:45 p.m. Fructova School tour at Fructova Doukhobor Heritage Centre.
3 – 5 p.m. Bus tour of Doukhobor heritage and historical sites (no charge with admission). Departure from USCC Community Centre.
4 – 4:30 p.m. Flour Mill tour at Pride of the Valley Flour Mill.
7 – 9 p.m. Centennial Concert at USCC Community Centre (upstairs).
9 – 10 p.m. Informal social at USCC Community Centre (downstairs).

Grand Forks Valley looking west

Looking West over the Grand Forks Valley (photo Herb Noseworthy)

Poll supports Medical Marijuana
by Brian Taylor
The medical marijuana issue, at times, looks more like a soap opera than the beginning of a new billion dollar industry. We do have a growing number of MP’s, MLA’s and Mayors that are speaking up and showing interest. In March, Health minister Allen Rock promised that he would make a safe and reliable supply available to Canadians who were approved as patients. Last week he told Canadians they would have access by June. Coincidentally the Bloc MP Mr. Bigras, who is campaigning across Canada in favour of medical marijuana use, has a private members bill coming forward to the house of commons in June. The process to apply to be a licensed supplier does not appear to be in place, nor are medical policies and processes, and the rumours of a deal between the Feds and Monsanto are all over the net. Our co-op has put forward a draft plan to all levels of government and will continue to lobby to do what is in the best interest of the recipients of the medicine, while at the same time keeping revenues from this new industry in smaller communities like Grand Forks, where it has the potential to create jobs and stimulate agriculture and other economic activity. Politicians are taking a closer second look and beginning to ask two questions: Which communities will get the jobs and what level of government will get the tax revenues?
In a survey of 2,026 people, conducted last month by Decima Research Inc., 78% of those polled said they support the federal government’s plan to consider the use of marijuana as a possible treatment for various medicinal conditions. The survey is considered accurate within 2.1 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.
“That’s a very, very strong consensus,” said Dave Crapper, senior vice-president of Decima. “In public opinion terms, that’s a really big number. And for a third of the population to strongly support anything is very impressive.” About 33% of those polled strongly support the medicinal use of marijuana while 45% said they support its use. Just 10% are opposed, while 8% are strongly opposed; 4% had no point of view.

Tea time…
Brown Bear Medicinals hopes to have a new product on the market in the next month: Hemp Tea. The tea will contain no THC (it will not get you high) and is a smooth sweet full flavoured green herbal tea. Pending permission from Health Canada, Brown Bear Co-op will be working with researchers from the University of Northern B.C. to test 6 varieties of hemp as tea. The co-op is expecting a favourable decision on the tea from Health Canada in the next few weeks.


This is a free, all-nighter event just for you!
Join us for yummy food and a chance to experience some new, exciting and different activities. Bring a friend! 10 a.m. Saturday, June 5 to 11 a.m. Sunday, June 6, 1999
For more info. contact Cynthia Garnett or Mia James Lewis at 442-5355 or 449-2215 Please register by May 28th. Sponsored by Boundary Family and Individual Services Society.

Grand Forks version of “TAE BO” at the Rec Centre. A great cardio workout! For info. call 442-2202.

Community Accountability Programs and Youth Justice Meeting
These programs are run by volunteers within the community. Currently, the Boundary area is in the process of seeing if it has enough interested and committed volunteers to develop a local program.
Those interested are invited to attend a public meeting on Wednesday, May 19th, 99 at 7 p.m. at the Selkirk College, Room & or phone Cynthia Garnett at 442-5355.

Wayne Hall #58 is just one of the many locally sponsored drivers
competing at Eagle Track Raceway in Republic Wa.

Eagle Track Raceway
If you like to listen to the roar of engines and watch our local boys leave the competition in the smoke behind them, then follow them down to Eagle Track Raceway and cheer them on. Check out these May – June race dates.
Saturday May 15 Challenge Series Race
Saturday May 29 Memorial Race of Champions
Sunday June 13 Prospector’s Day Race
Saturday June 26 Mid-Season Championship

Starting Gate is up and the Race is On

BMX Track: The Race is On!
Thanks to the generous support of the City of Grand Forks and volunteer time and donations of materials from the Local businesses and individuals, the starting gate to the BMX track went up this past Thursday May 5th. By the time this goes to print the first BMX race will have been held. The next race is going to be Sunday May 16th. Starting Tuesday May 18th there will be competitions every Tuesday throughout the summer. The official opening of the track will be June 26th & 27th. This is quite the internationally competitive track, folks! Another example of Grand Forks & the Boundary keeping pace with the world.

Young Eagles Take Flight
The Young Eagles Program was launched during the 1992 EAA Fly-in Convention at Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Its goal is to provide one million young people with a free demonstration airplane ride by the year 2003, the 100th anniversary of powered flight and the 50th anniversary of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA). Most Young Eagles are flown throughout the year but International Young Eagles Day (June 12th) brings a special focus to this unique volunteer program.
More than 460,000 young people and 22,000 volunteer pilots have already participated in the program. Those pilots have helped kids gain a new perspective on the world in which they live and the role aviation plays in their everyday lives. The pilots have also become “aviation mentors” and shared their knowledge and experience with a new generation of aviation enthusiasts. The program also brings families out to local airports, where they discover the resource an airport is to the community.
Fill it out a reasonable copy of the form below and you too could be airborne in no time!!
*Prior participation does not prohibit additional flights, but program goals give priority to new participants. Registration and benefits will occur only once.
Instructions: Complete the upper portion of this form and give it to your volunteer pilot. Make sure permission form is completed. Pilot: Complete the lower portion of this form and return it as soon as possible to the Young Eagles office.
The Young Eagle Flight candidate named above wishes to participate in the EAA Young Eagles Program, which includes a demonstration flight. I certify that I am the child’s legal guardian, and I give him/her permission to participate in this program. I also agree to voluntarily release, waive, and relinquish any and all claims I or my child may have against the Experimental Aircraft Association, Inc., the EAA Aviation Foundation, Inc., and all participants and sponsors for any and all claims which may result from participation in any part of this program. I further agree to hold harmless the aforementioned individuals and entities for any and all claims which may result from participation in any part of the program. Parent/Guardian signature

Rock Creek was the earliest settled town in the southern interior of British Columbia.
What year was Rock Creek established?
If you are an elementary school student in the Boundary Area you could win $5 by telling us the correct answer to this question. Don’t forget to include your name, grade, school, and phone number. Drop off your entry at Value Drug Mart,or Pharmasave Grand Forks or e-mail your guess to bgraphic@sunshinecable.com The first correct answer to our puzzle drawn from our hat will win the $5 prize.
NO Winner No one guessed it so here we go again and the prize has gone up to $10.