FireSmart Committee

Dear Residents of Anarchist and Sidley mountain,

 Your FireSmart Committee is a non-profit group, that is part of the Anarchist Mountain Community  Society (AMCS).  FireSmart supports initiatives to aid our community with knowledge and activities to lessen the impacts of a wildfire in our community. Further information on these activities can be found at https://anarchistmountaincommunitysociety.com/firesmart

 One of the main programs of the group is the running of the Wapiti Pit for yard and brush refuse disposal. This activity greatly enhances the fire safety of our community by having combustible materials taken and disposed of in one location. In the past the FireSmart Committee has received government grants to support certain activities, such as hiring an excavator to manage the brush pile before burning it.  Every year hundreds of loads of brush are brought to the Wapiti Pit by residents, with this material burned under the supervision of our Fire Dept. when it is safe to do so. FireSmart is funded by the AMCS to maintain the Wapiti Pit and to support the BBQ and knowledge session at the annual FireSmart Day, and come from annual membership dues. We are still seeking government support and any thoughts on other grant options would be welcome. We hope that residents will continue to support FireSmart by being members of AMCS.

Mark McKenney, President, Anarchist Mountain Community Society  250-495-4592

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Update on AMCS/RDOS Intervention in FBC Rate Design Application – September 28, 2018

Please click HERE for Nick Marty’s latest update.

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2018 – 2019 Concert Series – Last week for discounted tickets

Email Giselle to reserve your tickets leclair_2005@hotmail.com

First concert is October 13 – Adian and Mandy

You don’t want to miss this one!

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Discount on package purchase of concert series tickets, see details below.

Sept 1 – Oct 1st Only!

2018 - 2019 concert lineup

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Yard Refuse Disposal Saturday September 29 – OMEI Wapiti Pit

The Wapiti pit will be open this Saturday, September 29th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.

The site will be used to dispose of yard materials to Aid in FireSmarting your property. Examples of materials accepted are:

  • Grass, leaves, needles etc.
  • Brush, branches etc.

Please Note:

  • Items being brought in bags, boxes, etc. are to be emptied and the containers taken away.
  • NO construction debris is to be brought in.
  • Any abuse of the site will result in its immediate closure.

A member of AMCS/FireSmart committee will open and close the site and also monitor the origin and material coming into the site.

The site is located in Wapiti.  Turn onto Wapiti and take the first road to the right.

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Steel carport for sale

Hello fellow mountain folks,

Are you in need of a top-of-the-line steel carport that looks good, gives you the upper hand against the elements and has a 30 year warranty?

This time last year, I had a brilliant carport from Future Steel buildings specially engineered for my exposed location here, at 3800ft.

Unfortunately (@ the time) the ground froze shortly after it arrived in late October, and it couldn’t go up in time.

Fast forward through a winter of evolving ideas and circumstances, and I designed and built a different type of carport in the Spring.

So, now I’m sitting on this amazing solution to mitigate our extreme mountain winters.

Its 14ft wide by 24ft long, open all around with an 8ft post height.

I have everything you need- instructions, blueprints, calculations and all hardware.

Also have all receipts and contacts for that essential Future Steel connection.

Should take half a day to relocate all materials to new site, a good 24hrs for posts to set, then the structure should be a breeze to put together.

*Likened to a Mechano set from childhood said one contractor.

Bought for 8500.00 will sell for 8000.00 obo.

I am open to reasonable offers.

CONTACT :  604 790-3073 or  elizabeth.brodie@hotmail.ca

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Elks of Osoyoos – Concerts

Hi Music Lovers…..

If you enjoy live music, and especially if you enjoy blues music…. the Elks of Osoyoos are holding another series of great concerts.

I’ve heard the first three of these artists before…..and they are all great.   Tickets are $25 per person, available at Mills Office supply.  Doors open at 7 PM, show at 7:30 PM

https://musicattheelks.com/osoyoos-concerts

Here is a video of Tim Williams playing.

https://youtu.be/SaXBhE-Zgo0

Mark McKenney

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Missing Cat: George

George is a Bengal and has markings a bit like a leopard. Very friendly and very vocal. He’s been gone about 5 days. Last seen just above Longview Place.

If you see him, please e-mail Jim at jgray@advantage-geoservices.com or call 250 495-6017 or 604-313-8068.

George

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Update on AMCS/RDOS Intervention in FBC Rate Design Application – September 10, 2018

Please click HERE for Nick Marty’s latest update.

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Music Workshop – October 13

Calling all singers, musicians, and toe tappers on Anarchist and Sidley Mountains. Everyone is welcome.

On October 13th, the Okanagan’s beloved singer-songwriters and music teachers’, Aidan and Mandy return to the ‘Live At The Summit‘ concert series. In addition to a great live performance starting at 7:30pm, these talented musicians are offering a fun-for-all music workshop (from 3PM – 4:30 at the Summit Centre). Expect to learn about healthy singing habits, with easy vocal warm ups and breathing exercises. Also enjoy learning a song that both Aidan & Mandy perform with harmonies. Join them in sharing this special song of their choosing during their concert that evening. No experience needed! Cost $35. Bring cash for your workshop payment.

Reserve you concert tickets from Giselle Leclair at : leClair_2005@hotmail.com

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Yard Refuse Disposal Saturday September 15 – OMEI Wapiti Pit

The Wapiti pit will be open this Saturday, September 15th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.

The site will be used to dispose of yard materials to Aid in FireSmarting your property. Examples of materials accepted are:

  • Grass, leaves, needles etc.
  • Brush, branches etc.

Please Note:

  • Items being brought in bags, boxes, etc. are to be emptied and the containers taken away.
  • NO construction debris is to be brought in.
  • Any abuse of the site will result in its immediate closure.

A member of AMCS/FireSmart committee will open and close the site and also monitor the origin and material coming into the site.

The site is located in Wapiti.  Turn onto Wapiti and take the first road to the right.

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