Your Silverhawk bill is due
by September 19, 2021

This is a reminder that if you wish to save 5% on your outrageous Silverhawk Utilities invoice you received for the 2020 sewage usage, then payment must be made prior to September 19.

As you make that payment, please join the community in voicing your objection to how an unregulated monopoly can abuse it’s ratepayers. We saw a 13% increase for 2020 and Silverhawk is projecting an additional 15% increase for 2021. For details on the “Enough is Enough” Campaign see the SSPOA website: https://www.sspoa.ca/silverhawk-enough-enough/

If you want to see change you must speak up. Don’t leave this to your neighbour, as apathy is not our friend in this fight. Remember only as a group will we be heard.

Not outraged enough to take the time to join the Enough is Enough Campaign? Continue reading and find out why you should be, by going to https://www.sspoa.ca/update-1-silverhawk-2020-invoice/

This is only going to get a whole lot worse if we don’t start to mobilize more effectively NOW.

FireSmart Meeting
Wednesday, September 15th at 4:00 pm

This is a reminder to put our community meeting on your calendar, 15 Sept, 4:00 PM.  We will be meeting in the NATC. If you are wondering why you should be at this meeting, please take the time to review the material and stories on the three links below.  We have some decisions to make regarding the welfare of our valuable community!
Link #1
https://firesmartbc.ca/bc-womans-story-about-how-she-saved-her-home-from-wildfire/?fbclid=IwAR22bLZgPhFA_AG6BvmiiDXGZCl1_JdVFVI5W0nuz0n0aMhhlwkXq5bKdi0
Link #2
https://fb.watch/7Dw3mmoCGq/
Link #3
https://infotel.ca/newsitem/logan-lake-has-written-the-fire-smart-playbook-for-other-cities-towns-to-follow/it85265?fbclid=IwAR3NB4pMwdr0ptosgtOzEKIMoq0tBRg2q7t5Dw6jilDqqeD3V-jguWOTXn4

All Covid protocols will be in effect, masks will be mandatory, and in line with the most recent Public Health Orders, proof of vaccination is required. There will be a limit of 50 people so you must RSVP to Norm Crerar by email  nordnorm@telus.net or by phone at 250-309-3959.

For those unable to attend the meeting in person, Norm will follow with a Zoom meeting to debrief everyone.  Again, please contact him so that he can send you the appropriate information prior to the meeting.

And an Update from our very own
Silver Star Mountain Museum!

Hi to all our Silver Star Mountain Museum supporters. Whazzup at the Silver Star Mountain Museum? We are writing to say that we have been busy working behind the scenes to put some future plans in place. This summer has been pretty low key, but on August 13, Nancy and Norm Crerar added some entertainment by leading a Heritage Walking Tour as part of the Vernon Museum and Archives Heritage Field Trips (https://vernonmuseum.ca/explore/heritage-field-trips/). This was highly successful with about 24 people registering for the tour.

While we don’t have a storefront venue in the Village this summer for a second summer in a row, we encourage you to try the self-guided walking tour of ongoing exhibits in the Pinnacles Suites, Vance Creek Hotel Lobby and Stairwell Gallery, and the Chilcoot Lodge Lobby.  The Resort and Village are still open for bonus weekends on September 11th and 12th, as well as the 18th and 19th.

Now looking forward…We are excited to work with Silver Star Mountain Resort to turn the fire Lookout Tower into an interpretive heritage site for Silver Star guests and residents.  We are working toward an opening date of next summer.

Early December of 2021 marks 30 years since the Cross-Country World Cup came to Silver Star in 1991.  We have a short article in the recent issue of the Okanagan Historical Society Report 2021 remembering that event.  Look for the Report on sale in your local Okanagan museum and at Expressions in Time in downtown Vernon.  We are planning to have a display remembering the World Cup at the upcoming 2022 Sovereign Star Event.

We deeply appreciate all donations, financial and volunteer contributions made during the past years.  If you have ideas, would like to volunteer, donate, or participate in some way, please contact us!

Linda Peterat: peterat22@shaw.ca
Patti Wild:  skiwild@live.ca

Important Dates Next Week