Inside The Claypool Lennon Delirium’s Darkly Psychedelic Debut, ‘Monolith Of Phobos’

first_imgIn the summer of 2015, Les Claypool and the boys of Primus embarked on a tour with Sean Lennon and his band The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger. During this successful summer stint, Sean Lennon (son of Beatle/music legend, John Lennon) and Les Claypool (lead of Primus/modern day bass extraordinaire) took quite a liking to one another. Both of their unique sounds complimented each other in a refreshing yet unexpected way, and throughout the summer tour, Lennon frequently made his way onto the stage, often joining in with Claypool for a mind-bending jam during the Primus fan-favorite, “Southbound Pachyderm.” A full-blown Claypool/Lennon collaboration seemed inevitable, and during the subsequent holiday season, the two modern psychedelic pioneers hunkered down in Claypool’s Sonoma County home known as “Rancho Relaxo” near Occidental, California to record some songs. The result is Monolith of Phobos; ‘Phobos’ being the largest of the two moons of Mars. Named after the Greek god of the same name, Phobos was known as “the personification of horror.” Monolith of Phobos is a damn-near picture perfect psychedelic masterpiece of unbridled proportions. It is truly a spellbinding clashing of musical forces that is impossible to overlook.So, let’s take a look. Be sure to listen along to this one-of-a-kind release.The title track begins the record as many Claypool compositions do, trickling in with eerie loop pedal effects combined with the dins of squawks and squeals from Lennon’s electric guitar, creating a psychedelic soundscape that twists and turns the listener into oblivion. As the tempestuous intro dissipates, Claypool begins with a bass sound harking back to the introduction of “To Defy the Laws of Tradition” from the 1990 Primus album Frizzle Fry. As Lennon joins in with his sincerely trippy guitar artistry, it’s immediately clear that something special is happening here; something new, something fresh, something genuine. The opening title track is without a doubt, one of the most melodic pieces we’ve ever heard from Claypool. It’s got a little bit of “Walrus” and a little bit of “Pachyderm;” as if Magical Mystery Tour and Tales from the Punchbowl had a baby. It seems the Beatle-esque sensibilities that the younger Lennon has genetically brought to the table have begun to rub off on Les. His parts are deep yet concise, and seem to be written more for the song, rather than having the bass lead the way. It’s a clean approach which translates into something stunningly gorgeous! The following track, and the album’s first single, “Cricket and the Genie” comes in two movements: Movement 1 “The Delirium” and Movement 2 “Oratorio De Cricket.” It’s an upbeat song that tells a metaphorical tale of a cricket, a genie and a bottle of prescription drugs — even with a flute solo to boot! The opening bass riff is quite similar to “Fisticuffs” from Primus’ 1997 The Brown Album, and its certainly not the only time on the record we hear some similarities from previous Claypool compositions. In no way is this a negative critique, but additionally, the ninth track “Oxycontin Girl” begins with a bass riff strikingly comparable with the Primus classic “Here Come The Bastards.” (But then again, so does “Last Salmon Man” from Green Naugahyde)Moving on, the album’s second single is a perverse parable of sexual deviance, ironically titled “Mr. Wright.” “He’s creeping through the night, to ease his lustful plight. He sets up little cameras ‘cause he likes to watch you pee. What a dirty little bastard he can be.” Here is Claypool doing what he does best; creating twisted tales built around average, everyday characters — but with warped and sinister back-stories. Of course, and as always, good ol’ Les can’t help but pepper in a clever pun like “Something’s going wrong with Mr. Wright” before the song’s end. The Millennial-critical fifth track “Boomerang Baby” unquestionably sounds like a Lennon composition, and is where his father’s voice emanates most prominently in his vocal performance. Additionally, it’s hard to imagine the politically-charged “Ohmerica” happening without Lennon’s Beatle-esque influence on the project. “Ohmerica” comes across like a 21st century Sgt. Pepper with a highly political message focusing on government secrecy and mass surveillance. The balance is consistent throughout Monolith of Phobos. When the musicianship clearly comes from the mind of Claypool, Lennon always compensates perfectly, and vice versa. In “Breath of a Salesman,” Lennon’s playing could even be compared with that of Larry ‘Ler’ LaLonde, in his uncanny ability to fill that ever-so impossible niche required to play alongside a screwball prodigy of the bass-guitar such as Les Claypool. “Captain Lariat,” yet another creepy tale of a seemingly ordinary man with a hidden dark side, in this case, a dentist with an affinity for nitrous oxide (among other nefarious extracurricular activities), is another example of this musical kinship. As the song concludes, we hear a flubbed take of Lennon noodling on his guitar while mimicking the notes as he plucks them. “Keep going” says a reassuring Claypool, encouraging Lennon to continue the take. It’s an interesting tidbit left in the mix for us to enjoy, and even further reveals the warm, almost family-like rapport between the two. To wrap it all up are perhaps the two most impressive pieces of music on the entire record. “Bubbles Burst” > “There’s No Underwear In Space” are conjoined masterworks of psychedelic wizardry. Straight out of the musical realms of Pink Floyd, this is where the duo’s passion for psychedelia shines on like a crazy diamond. Lennon takes the lead for most of “Bubbles Burst,” as Claypool joins with his calmly cascading backing vocals. What’s even more notable is the restraint coming from Claypool. It’s near impossible to cite a better example of this kind of straightforwardness exuding from Claypool’s playing. As the final puzzle piece is set in place, we sail off into the distance as the orchestration soars and Claypool churns away on his upright bass. Suddenly… it’s over.There’s really no other way to put it, folks: you truly can’t get much better than this. Sean Lennon and Les Claypool are a psychedelic match made in heaven. Monolith of Phobos stands above most of the psychedelic music that has been recorded over the last several decades, and each of these songs is the proof in that pudding. This magnum opus hits shelves this coming Friday, June 3rd, with the band’s tour beginning one day later. If you know what’s good for you, you’ll go out and buy this record as soon as humanly possible. You won’t regret it. Come along — indulge in the Delirium!– By Joseph Conlonlast_img read more

EXCLUSIVE: Pretty Lights Details The Vision Behind NOLA Pop-Up Parade, Shares Insight On New Album

first_imgLoad remaining images During the final hours of sunlight on Sunday, May 7th, 2017, as this year’s Jazz Fest wound to a close, Derek Vincent Smith took his vision for Pretty Lights to the next level, hosting a pop-up second line parade in his current home of New Orleans, LA. The parade ended beneath a highway overpass, setting up those in attendance for an intimate, once-in-a-lifetime performance by the pioneering DJ/producer, a brigade of brass blowers, and the many musical friends who joined in along the way.To those outside the Pretty Lights camp, the event was seemingly spontaneous. Earlier that morning, a map of the second line’s route was sent out to his devoted fanbase with the hashtags #PLpopup and #PLparade, hinting at what was about to go down. But while the event was a surprise to fans, the parade was months in the making and a hugely collaborative effort manifested by Smith, the Pretty Lights team, and a huge network of musicians, artists, officials, and more.The massive production on Sunday doubled as a celebration and a music video shoot for Pretty Lights’ newest single, “The Sun Spreads In Our Minds,” which we can officially expect to hear next month. The song is also the lead track on the upcoming Pretty Lights album—his first official release since 2013’s A Color Map Of The Sun.“Since I haven’t released music in four years, it’s been really important for me to have a coherent message that sets the tone moving forward,” Derek tells us of his new music and its presentation. He continues, “I left my management firm in 2015. It was starting to feel like the industry was trying to push me in a certain direction that felt very contained and boxed in. My team — my homies—that works with me has built a moral support around this decision. Since then, we’ve been figuring out how to do this completely independently and figure out how to do new things on every level that embody the philosophy of Pretty Lights, which is all about doing it for fun, doing it for the music, and trusting that whatever money you need to survive and to make it keep happening will always come back.”“The Sun Spreads In Our Minds” made its triumphant live debut in the midst of a grand celebration. The multi-dimensional experience brought together a New Orleans-style second line parade, an experimental popup show, a music video production, and a collaboration across music and visual arts.With a speaker system at its helm, the second line–complete with a full brass section–made its way down Tureaud and N. Roman St. for about a mile. On the final block, the music stopped and Derek began to explain the relationship between light energy and human energy. He explains, “One of the first samples in this new song says that ‘human energy is a form of light,’ and then all the samples have this conversation about that.”With the vibe officially set, the emotional opening string samples of “The Sun Spreads In Our Minds” slowly rose over the din of the crowd, carrying the song as the parade continued onward toward its final destination, the I-10 overpass. At the exact moment the second line turned the corner and found themselves basking in an uninhibited sunlight, the song dropped into its drum part—a serendipitous, unplanned occurrence that seemed to underscore the theme of the event’s planning and execution.Above the newfound stage was a striking backdrop: a brand-new mural by international street artist Boxhead. The massive set depicted a signature Boxhead holding her arms open–hugging and presenting at the same time–to welcome the crowd to the special performance. Unplanned moments along the way, like the fans who rushed the stage, the unstoppable freestyles of Maurice Brown, and the sudden appearances of saxophonists Joe Kirchem Jr.(The One Percent) and Khris Royal (Rebelution), shaped the ultimate spirit of the experience: all coming together to create an unforgettable moment in Pretty Lights history.The spirit of the second line and the presentation of this latest single shine a light on the ultimate philosophy of Pretty Lights—one that focuses on the unity of human and universal energies, and the ability of a multiplicity of individuals to come together as one to manifest a vision.“More than anything, it was an artist collective,” reiterates Derek, when asked about how the event came to be.The idea was first spurred at a summit in Colorado last year, when members of the Pretty Lights team congregated for a creative brainstorming session. The session was focused on developing unconventional fan experiences, a hallmark of Pretty Lights from his earliest years (when he pioneered the practice of giving his music to the fans free of charge) up through now (as his ongoing  episodic music festivals that have replaced a more regular touring schedule).“We were trying to figure out how to lace the album release with the music release to make it totally new, while coinciding it with our upcoming tour that we’ve been planning — which is also pretty unorthodox.”Derek continues, “We wanted to incorporate the film aspect and really unify all the elements of the whole crew.” Admitting that the work goes far beyond the electronic producer, Derek explains how he now thinks about Pretty Lights, “It’s about the manifestation of a whole team of artists.”With the knowledge that they wanted to merge collective artistry and innovative fan experiences for their next projects, Derek and his girlfriend and Pretty Lights creative director, Meghan Zank, eventually thought up the idea of creating some sort of multi-dimensional event to close out Jazz Fest’s second weekend in their home of New Orleans.Derek’s goal was to combine Jamaican soundsystem culture with New Orleans second line culture, while Meghan’s focus was to collaborate with a muralist to create a layered experience, one that would ultimately leave its mark on the city long after the experience itself ended. The two also wanted to create a counterpoint to Pretty Lights’ episodic festivals — he confirms there will be a total of eight of these events, including the recently announced Gorge weekend and the returns to Red Rocks Ampitheatre and Northerly Island. Instead of mirroring these more familiar festival experiences, they wanted to produce intimate, more spontaneous situations for fans that tap into Pretty Lights’ increasing inclination toward the pop-up shows and experiences that harken back to the beginnings of Pretty Lights.“I started giving Pretty Lights music away for free from the beginning, and over time that’s become the norm for artists who are trying to get their music out there. It really felt like a big next step in spreading the music, the philosophy, and the vibe would be through free shows,” says Derek.Over time, the idea for a free pop-up second line celebration to close out Jazz Fest began to take form, incorporating both Derek and Meghan’s initial ideas into one vision. Derek explained, “It just clicked that we could make a sound system, use it to lead a second line, amplify the second line through the speakers, dub it, play beats, and end at the painting and rock the pop-up show.” He recruited Chief Jigga to seal the vision’s authenticity.While the team was excited by this out-of-the-box project and immediately got behind the idea, it was simultaneously intimidating. Management was nervous because there was no income model attached to it, eventually requiring that all its funding be out-of-pocket. Logistically, it also became apparent rather quickly that the scope of their Jazz Fest-closing second line would require bringing in many other individuals from within and outside the Pretty Lights team to pull off the project.“We ended up just inviting people to get involved, and people seemed to think it was an amazing idea and were all about it,” says Derek. “It had to be a bunch of people working together. Instead of envisioning exactly what we wanted and pushing for that, it was more about painting the picture of the vision to others here locally, getting them hyped on it, and then seeing who was interested and what ideas they had. As soon as we started allowing the vision to adapt and shape shift based on what possibilities existed, it ended up happening just bigger, faster, and cooler than we could have imagined.”This approach was new to the producer and DJ, though it’s clearly left its mark on Derek. He explains, “I’ve thought about myself as an individual artist for so long, so as soon as Meghan and I really started working together symbiotically, it enlightened me the fact that our work can amplify and magnify when working within the same artistic atmosphere. It became about working on each other’s art, and we applied that concept to our work with everyone involved in this production.”Despite rallying behind the shared vision, pulling off the event required a huge amount of work—an amount that seemed insurmountable at points. Derek explains, “Everyone was super amped, though still scared about whether it was going to work out.” This energy—the simultaneous excitement and doubt—became a theme throughout the production stages, necessitating that everyone trust that everything would turn out as it was meant to.The first hoop to jump through was getting the city on board. While Derek notes that the team considered it might be easier to “ask for forgiveness rather than permission,” Mike Bertel, Derek and Meghan’s neighbor and local real estate developer, and Zach Fawcett were tasked with sourcing support from the city. Luckily, the city’s approval came delightfully easily due to the enormous support the city of New Orleans regularly shows for its resident creatives. With the vision painted, the people hyped, and the permits in order, it all came down to piecing together the puzzle.To lead the second line, The Shady Horns saxophonist Ryan Zoidis (Lettuce) was recruited as the musical director to coordinate the live elements of the parade, which included the combined musical efforts of over twenty talented musicians.***Check out Live For Live Music’s live stream of the second line parade***“He called me about arranging the horns for the second line, and he wanted an intro to the show that was related to the new single that he premiered,” explains Zoidis. He continues, “He had the Indian Chiefs from the 7th and 9th wards, and he had The Hundreds, a young brass band from the 7th ward. I don’t know much about leading a traditional second line and we wanted that element, so I called the Soul Rebels. Then, we thought about having a huge section for the intro, so we asked Ashlin Parker and The Trumpet Mafia to come through. They brought Maurice Brown and a handful of great trumpet players.”While the musicians were readily behind the project, the various artists tapped for the second line did not have much time to meet with Derek and rehearse what they would do on the day of the spectacle.“I had a 40-minute hang with the Soul Rebels in the backyard, and another 40-minute hang with The Hundreds brass band, but that was really to get the horn parts worked out for the main collaborative track we did. . . So we did have a few rehearsals, but it was more-so to paint the picture and excite people,” says Derek.Despite the exact details not being fully nailed down, the project moved forward powered by a faith in the communal vision and the talent of the musicians onboard. All the while, Meghan and Derek were researching painters and locations for the artistic centerpiece—the project’s “mark on the city”—that would capture the vibe of the experience and the “The Sun Spreads In Our Minds.” Eventually, Meghan discovered Begoña Toledo or Boxhead, who was brought on after providing the best artistic response to Derek’s new track, making her a clear partner for this endeavor.“When I first listened to the single, I could feel the sun spreading in my mind,” Toledo explains. “I felt every beat of the track running through my body, from the darkness into an explosion of light. I felt it somehow like the perfect soundtrack to what’s happening in the world right now, the peoples are waking up, a revolution is about to start, in unity around the globe. . . My favorite moment in the song is when there’s a voice, almost sounding from the underground, shouting ‘we’ve been living in the dark,’ and then the whole track accelerates into the hardest beat I’ve heard from Derek to this date.” She continues, “That’s the moment I wanted to capture in my piece.”Toledo added her own vision into the collection of different ideas coming together for the second line: “I knew I wanted to incorporate as many of the colors in the spectrum as possible, to symbolize unity and diversity. And I knew the center of the piece had to be the brightest, the sun, the light. The mural captures the very moment when the light hits our consciousness,” she explains. “The head extrudes, spreads to the sides, in slices that merge into the darkness, vibrating, undulating as if they were sound or energy waves.”The other members of the production immediately got behind Toledo’s concept, and the artist got to work so that her mural could eventually serve as the backdrop to the final-destination pop-up show beneath the underpass.[photo by Dorian Weinzimmer]On the day of Pretty Light’s pop-up parade in New Orleans, the months of work by dozens of individuals paid off, tapping into the communal magic behind the shared vision and ultimately creating a grander experience than ever thought possible. “As soon as we showed up and started playing beats through the sound system before the parade started, all the horns players started jamming on the beats. It was amazing how symbiotically it all worked and how these groups of musicians can synchronize and jam on it without any rehearsal,” say Derek.After the second line streamed down the streets of New Orleans to its final destination at the underpass, and after the sun eventually set, the dream of Toledo’s mural as a visual accompaniment to Derek’s music became more powerful than originally conceptualized, with added 3-D mapping of the art installation magnifying the experience. The collaborative and fateful energy never stopped, even once it was underway — the production, its spirit, and its energy had taken on a life of its own.“I ended up singing, free styling, rapping, with other MCs like Maurice jumping up to rock this new kind of second line hip-hop. I would have never expected any of that to happen,” say Derek. “Even in the moment of the whole event, it was the same vibe of how it all came together—which was feeling nervous and then realizing that the fear was just the clue of how important it is. It’s about taking the leap and going with it. It’s true what they say, that the bliss was on the other side of the fear.”The ability for the team to trust in its success and let the universe have its way with the event is ultimately what allowed the Sunday second line to be such a special, once-in-a-lifetime event. For it to go down, a bunch of small parts came together to create something much larger than ever thought possible. Appropriately, this idea perfectly encapsulates the theme behind Pretty Lights’ upcoming album. While the new album has no scheduled release date, nor does it have a final title, Derek shared a phrase that heavily inspired this new studio effort: “Looking back from the future.”He explains, “Basically, I watched this YouTube video of this woman from Alaska who was talking about polychromatic microtonal music. She says something like, ‘If you look back from the future, it makes total sense that we would evolve a much more sophisticated musical system.’ Just the phrase really inspired me and everyone I brought it to.” He goes on, “If you can see where you want to be . . . when opportunities or choices or circumstances arise, then it’s like every little choice you make can add up to manifesting your dreams. Instead of letting the circumstances dictate your dreams, you let your spirit or soul consult the circumstances.”If for nothing else, Sunday’s spectacle was proof of an exciting future for Pretty Lights. The collective team’s vision crystallized in unity under the spark of the sun, and has officially paved way for all the world that will come. Derek Vincent Smith is set on breaking barriers, and fans have only gotten their first taste of how Pretty Lights will continue to evolve. The spirit of experiment has been tested and will continue to pick up steam as the many pieces of Pretty Lights come together before our eyes. It’s only just begun.Pretty Lights Second Line Credits:Illumination Sound System:Beats & Emcee –  Derek Vincent Smith & Joseph Kechter (Derek’s little brother)Muralist: BOXHEAD aka Begoña ToledoMeghan Zank:Pop Up Show Producer & Creative DirectorMike Bertel:Associate ProducerPhil Salvaggio:Production Management & Associate ProducerReeves Price:Winter Circle Productions- Associate ProducerJason Starkey:Associate Producer + AudioPL FilmsCinematography, editing, film shootDorian WeinzimmerRyan BerenaHunter CourtneyRaven Productions:-Designed and built sound system truck.-Ran On Site Production-Fabricated Modular Wall for paintingEric Mintzer of Imaginex:Projection MappingRyan Zoidis of Lettuce:Second Line Musical DirectorSecond Line Performers:TRUMPET MAFIA:Ashlin Parker (leader)- New OrleansAnthony Coleman -Bay AreaEmily Mikesell-OrlandoDehan Elçin-IstanbulAya Wakikuromaru- TokyoParris Fleming- ChicagoAurélien Barnes -NOLAMaurice Brown (also emcee)-New YorkSOUL REBELS:Julian GosinErion WilliamsEdward LeePaul RobertsonHUNDREDS BRASS BAND:JeromeDesmondDarrellMarcusEfuntolaRevertREBELUTIONKhris Royale- SaxophonePretty Lights LiveChris Karns – battery powered turntable scratch 45 rpm records79ers GangChief JiggaBig Chief Romeo from the 9th Ward of New OrleansBig Chief Jermaine from the 7th Ward of New OrleansPretty Lights Pop-Up Show | New Orleans | 5/7/17 | Photos by Jeremy Scottlast_img read more

Want a more effective board? Blunt recommendations from a current chair

first_img 83SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Sarah Lietz Sarah Lietz is Director of Projects and Marketing for MEMBERS Development Company, which serves as a billion-dollar R&D budget for many of the nation’s largest credit unions. Web: membersdevelopment.com Details I am proud to be a credit union professional who also volunteers as a board member – it’s my sixth year on the board of directors for the $1.03 billion Firefly Credit Union, based in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, and my second year as Board Chair. Meanwhile, my day job for the past 10 years has been to serve as an executive with MEMBERS Development Company (MDC), an R&D CUSO owned by more than 40 of the nation’s top-tier credit unions.Speaking for myself, my role on Firefly CU’s board has given me a well-rounded understanding of the issues facing credit unions today. By helping to steer a large credit union through today’s financial, technology and competitive challenges, I’ve gained an acute awareness of what MDC’s owners face and a better understanding of their R&D needs. Board service also develops leadership skills. Leading a two-hour, monthly meeting comprised of other directors and supported by senior management involves much more than just showing up.How can you improve board performance?There’s no doubt that my dual experience in credit unions has made me more effective at both roles, leading me to share some recommendations about how to have a powerful credit union board of directors.Get rid of board elections. Well, not exactly. Credit unions’ democratic structure is at the heart of what sets us apart from for-profit financial institutions. But typically less than 5% of the membership vote without knowing anything at all about a candidate (except, perhaps, that s/he is an incumbent), and most others know little about candidates’ relevant experience. If you want the most qualified people serving your credit union, put the power of selecting board volunteers in the hands of those who understand the role best – your board. Since Firefly CU changed our bylaws to give our nominating committee the responsibility of identifying, interviewing, and recommending highly qualified board members, the strength and depth of our volunteers has increased dramatically.Board members must be vetted to avoid simply re-electing incumbents who may not be the best candidates for the job, either because they lack the qualifications or don’t respect the requirements and expectations that go with serving as a director. Make no mistake about it – serving on a credit union board is a job, a very serious one, in fact. Trust this—your board knows much better than the average member who is best qualified to fulfill these obligations.Identify specific qualifications, as well as expectations, for board service. To avoid nominating candidates who are unqualified or unprepared to meet the requirements, the board should set out specific qualifications and expectations for volunteer service. For example, directors need a basic level of financial skills, including understanding of financial statements and key ratios (or make and follow through on a commitment to attend financial training). Board members must be prepared before meetings, reading and reviewing board packet materials so they are able to discuss serious issues and make key decisions. It wastes everyone’s time to have to bring a negligent board member “up to speed” during the meeting. And they must make meeting attendance a priority (with the understanding that only a limited number of unexcused absences will be allowed).Board members serving on the nominating committee should also consider the following points: Are there skills gaps on our board that need to be addressed? Are our membership demographics accurately represented at the table? Do we have candidates running for another term who regularly miss meetings, are consistently late or ask questions that make it obvious they didn’t prepare? Is there feedback on board evaluations we should consider? What knowledge requirements should we set? Only after the committee has established sound criteria, approved by the full board, should it develop a slate of nominees.Don’t hide behind term limits. Chances are, there are disengaged or unqualified board members who are dragging down your board’s overall performance. Credit unions are complex financial institutions we are asked to guide; there is simply no room for slackers who see board service as a hobby or way to gain prestige. Many boards view term limits as a way to weed out ineffective directors. Instead, have the courage to let people know when it’s time to move on. It’s our responsibility as board members to take that charge seriously and not only get the right people on the bus, but to have the hard conversations and ask the wrong people to step aside.Term limits can be useful for getting fresh perspectives on your board; but they also can work against you if it means you must release effective, diligent directors. At Firefly CU, it would have meant eliminating two of our most experienced, engaged, and passionate directors, leaving a huge leadership hole on our board. Term limits are not always the answer – strong leadership is.What makes an effective director?Many credit union CEOs I talk with bemoan the fact that their board members are mostly retired, unwilling to learn new technologies, and/or disengaged from their credit union’s desired demographics;. So, who is the perfect candidate? It isn’t about age or gender (although a cross-section of both is certainly healthy). Instead, boards need volunteers who are engaged with the credit union’s success, interested in current market and economic issues, and willing to put in the time and effort to be effective.As someone who has drunk the “credit union Kool-Aid,” I didn’t think it was possible to become more committed to our industry. But by serving on my own credit union’s board, I’ve become a stronger supporter of our cooperative movement, and the benefits we offer everyday Americans. I have seen our board members transform into a diverse, passionate, financially educated, and powerful group of volunteers, and I’m proud to work with them. It can be done – it just requires time, focus, and strong leadership. It’s exciting to participate in activities that directly affect the success of regular people … and it’s also a bit of a thrill to be addressed as Madam Chair.last_img read more

Play off drama as Poppleton wins Brabazon Trophy

first_imgImages copyright Leaderboard Photography England’s Nick Poppleton won the Brabazon Trophy today in dramatic style when he chipped in on the second play-off hole at Frilford Heath Golf Club, Oxfordshire.South Africa’s Wilco Nienaber – who had tied with Poppleton on 16-under –  tried to equal him. But his shot to keep the championship alive hit the hole and lipped out.It was an exciting finale to a day of superb golf, played out in hot sunshine, with low scores which included a course record 63 – and a magical eagle which set up Poppleton’s victory in the Englishmen’s open stroke play championship.The 24-year-old from Wath in Yorkshire was chasing Nienaber for most of the final round. The South African No 1 had blitzed round this morning in seven-under 65 to get to 13-under after 54 holes, two clear of Poppleton.Nienaber set off like a rocket in the afternoon. He was five-under after seven holes, 18 under par and, at this stage, five shots clear of Poppleton. But a bogey on the short 11th, where he missed the green, and a double bogey on 14 where he lost his drive in the gorse, pulled him back to 15-under.Poppleton, playing in the group ahead, was making steady progress and got to 14-under after 12 holes. He needed something more – and he took his chance on the par four 16th, driving the green and holing a 15-footer for and eagle two.“I knew I needed to make something happen on the 16th. You need something like that to get you across the line and that was the turning point,” he said.At 16-under par he had overtaken his rival. But Nienaber wasn’t finished. He slotted an eight-footer for birdie on the last to force the play off.The title was decided on the par three ninth. Oddly, both players missed the green both times they played it – but compensated with superb chip shots which delighted the spectators.This is Poppleton’s first international title and he said: “It means a lot, this is the pinnacle of stroke play for England Golf and a lot of fantastic players have won this.”He added: “it’s nice to start the season off hot. I’ve had a couple of seasons when I came out really slowly so it’s good to get one early.” He was accompanied throughout the championship by caddie Alex Stubbs, who was also on the bag when he reached the semi-finals of last year’s English Amateur.The final day of the championship was marked by low scoring. Andrew Wilson (Darlington) set a new course record of nine-under 63 in the third round, which propelled him into contention.In the final round, Bailey Gill (Lindrick) shot 67 to finish on 13-under and climb into a tie for third place with Jack Cope, (pictured below) whose putter warmed up over the back nine and helped him to a closing 69.Cope (The Players Club) also won the Henriques Salver, awarded to the best player from GB&I, aged under 20 on the first day of the championship. He was four clear of Arrun Singh Brar (Parkstone).Click here for full scores 3 Jun 2018 Play off drama as Poppleton wins Brabazon Trophy center_img Tags: Brabazon, Frilford Heath, Nick Poppletonlast_img read more

Sport can help lead us down a better path

first_imgby Paul NewberryAP National WriterThere are times when sports bring out the best in us.Like Victor Cruz writing a heartfelt message on his cleats, dedicated to a 6-year-old victim of the carnage at Sandy Hook Elementary School.There are times when sports bring out the worst in us. Not even 72 hours removed from the horror in Newtown, there were racist tweets blasting NBC for pre-empting its regular Sunday night football coverage to show President Obama’s speech from that devastated community. One of the tweets apparently was sent by a walk-on player at the University of North Alabama (who quickly became a former player).Sports, of course, had nothing to do with Adam Lanza’s walking into that school and killing 26 people, most of them innocent little kids filled with nothing but hope and wonder and goodness. America needs to come to grips with truly important issues: gun control, mental illness, a violent culture among them.Yet, we need sports — perhaps more than ever — to help us get started on that path toward being a better nation, a better people, a better world. Maybe, just maybe, in some small way the games we play can show us how to be a little nicer to each other, or at least more respectful.The athletes can lead the way. Their actions have meaning, now more than ever.So, instead of ranting at the ref for blowing a call, try to remember there’s more at stake than a game. Instead of hitting someone after the whistle or getting so enraged that injuring the guy in the other uniform seems a worthy option, try to remember there’s more at stake than a game. Instead of standing triumphantly over a vanquished foe, trumpeting themselves at the expense of someone else, try to remember there’s more at stake than a game.So many are watching.Given the huge importance we place on what happens in our stadiums and arenas, sports are again positioned, just as they were after 9/11 and other national horrors, to help us uncover some meaningful purpose to an utterly senseless tragedy.Let’s not waste it this time.There’s no doubting the power of sports to lift people up, to inspire us to greater heights, to bring us together as one. There’s no doubting the power of sports to console the grieving, to comfort the ailing, to make it easier to move on when we can barely find the strength for our next breath.“Sports is one of the most effective consolations for people dealing with grief,” said Ron Marasco, a professor at Loyola Marymount University who has written a book on dealing with loss. “In the early stages of grief, isolation and loneliness are the biggest problems. That shared communal experience of sports is actually a very healthy thing.”Just look at what Cruz, a receiver for the New York Giants, did during Sunday’s game in Atlanta against the Falcons. He was the favorite player of Jack Pinto, one of those whose life ended on what should’ve been just another day at school, such a hero to the child that his family planned to bury him Monday in one of Cruz’s No. 80 jerseys.“R.I.P. Jack Pinto,” Cruz wrote on his playing shoes, along with “Jack Pinto, my hero” and “This one is for you.” It didn’t really matter that the Giants played one of their worst games of the season, losing 34-0.Such is the power of sports.“With a family facing that much tragedy, you want to be someone that inspires them, someone that can put a smile on their face at a time where it’s tough to do that,” Cruz said after a loss on the field but a win in life.That said, sports must do more.Let’s have a serious discussion about all that is wrong with the games we play. The misplaced priorities. The sense of life and death when nothing could be further from the truth. And, especially, the nastiness and hatred it stirs from deep within our souls.Not long after Cruz played with a heavy heart, we got a sampling of that other side on Twitter.Some used social media to dole out racist vitriol against Obama while demonstrating how utterly meaningless their own lives must be, since they apparently thought the first quarter of the San Francisco-New England game was more important than a president’s stirring words in Newtown.One of the tweets was reportedly sent by Bradley Patterson, a walk-on long snapper who joined North Alabama’s NCAA Division II football team during the season, though he never actually played. Now, he won’t get the chance; the school said he was no longer welcome on the team, even as a blocking dummy in practice.While those such as Patterson, who were actually willing to type out their ugly thoughts in 140 characters or less, make up a very small minority, there was surely a much greater number muttering to themselves about missing their football while Obama spoke, totally oblivious to the suffering in Connecticut.That’s why it’s time for all of us to look in the mirror, to not let another tragedy pass without some meaningful change.So, instead of punching someone in the face down at the local bar because they trash-talked your favorite team, try to remember there’s more at stake than a game. Instead of posting a vile tweet about a coach’s mental capacity because you think he made the wrong call, try to remember there’s more at stake than a game. Instead of screaming an obscenity at an 18-year-old kid because he dropped a pass or threw an interception, try to remember there’s more at stake than a game.This is not in any way suggesting we shouldn’t strive for triumph as much as we ever did. Celebrate it, too.Life has always been about the Ws and the Ls.But we can play nice, or at least nicer.That would be the best way for sports to remember Newtown.Paul Newberry is a national writer for The Associated Press. Write to him at [email protected] or www.twitter.com/pnewberry1963 WORKING OUT–New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz (80) works out before the first half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Dec. 16, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis) last_img read more

Port Of Olympia Earns Return on Solar Power Investment

first_imgThe Port of Olympia added 48 solar panels to the roof of its 76,000 sq. ft. Marine Terminal warehouse in 2011. This is a private investment rather than a community solar project, and uses components locally manufactured in Marysville, Wash. June 2013 marked the end of Puget Sound Energy’s fiscal year and the results of the Port’s energy investment are positive! The solar power system generated a total return of $5,581 for the Port since July 2012. The Port more than met the design goal of maximizing Puget Sound Energy’s energy harvesting incentive of $5,000. In addition, the panels generated 9,687 KWh of electricity, reducing the Port’s energy costs by $581. Combined, the earnings provide a 5.5% return on the Port’s investment.When the Port planned to replace the roof of the then 25 year-old warehouse in 2010, alternatives that would decrease operating costs and increase environmental benefits were a high priority. Energy efficient lighting had already been installed. The Port selected the PVC roof and the stainless steel gutters to reduce the impact on stormwater run-off to Budd Inlet. The Port selected solar panels with a goal of making the warehouse close to energy neutral. The southern face of the warehouse roof is nearly perfectly aligned with the sun for solar installations. The number of panels (48) provides the best return on the investment.A testament to the significance of the renovated, solar-powered warehouse to the community was its selection by Northwest Eco Building Guild for the 2011 South Sound Solar Tour. Facebook27Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

31st Nelson Cyswog ‘N’ Fun Triathlon results

first_img31st Annual Nelson Cyswog ‘N’ FunNelson, BCOlympic Distance Individual Results(1.5 Km Swim – 39 Km Bike – 10 Km Run)1     2:03:43 Eddie SMITH             Penticton      1/6   Men 30-392     2:04:18 Gary WADE               Kelowna        1/14  Men 40-493     2:07:25 Chad REID               Kelowna        2/6   Men 30-394     2:08:09 Todd MARTIN             Kelowna        3/6   Men 30-395 DQ  2:09:44 Helen MUNRO             Kelowna        1/86     2:10:40 Kyle MOORE              Calgary        1/8   Men 20-297     2:11:23 James YOUNG             Kelowna        2/14  Men 40-498     2:14:21 Sarah MACARTHUR         Calgary        1/5   Women 20-299 DQ  2:16:19 Stephanie HALL          London         1/6   Women 30-3910     2:17:22 Ron SHERMAN             Nelson         3/14  Men 40-4911     2:17:39 Kelly GEISHEIMER        Rossland       2/6   Women 30-3912     2:18:03 Greg WELWOOD            Burnaby        4/14  Men 40-4913     2:19:59 Mike KONKIN             Trail          5/14  Men 40-4914     2:20:51 Mark WOOD               Edmonton       1/13  Men 50-5915     2:22:27 Kim B HEINZE            Calgary        2/13  Men 50-5916     2:22:56 Jaime FREDERICK         Nelson         6/14  Men 40-4917     2:23:11 Travis KELLN            Swift Curren   7/14  Men 40-4918     2:24:53 Christopher SWIFT       Castlegar      2/8   Men 20-2919     2:25:43 Michael OGLOFF          Salmon Arm     3/8   Men 20-2920     2:28:16 Matthew JACKSON         Penticton      3/13  Men 50-5921     2:28:48 Jackson GIROUX          Nelson         4/6   Men 30-3922     2:28:58 Claire YOUNG            Kelowna        3/6   Women 30-3923     2:30:26 Curtis SCHREIBER        Kelowna        4/13  Men 50-5924     2:32:28 Danita SCHREIBER        Kelowna        2/8   Women 50-5925     2:35:45 Josh LEHMAN             Edmonton       4/8   Men 20-2926     2:36:34 Rachel OLDRING          Calgary        4/6   Women 30-3927     2:37:08 Chris CHARBONNEAU       Kelowna        1/7   Men 60-6928     2:38:14 Andrew KYLE             Calgary        5/13  Men 50-5929     2:39:04 Scott DRESSLER          Fernie         8/14  Men 40-4930     2:40:49 Mark FROMBERG           Kelowna        6/13  Men 50-5931     2:41:05 Sharisse KYLE           Nelson         3/8   Women 50-5932     2:42:52 Malcolm SARGENT         Kimberley      7/13  Men 50-33     2:43:09 Stephen HARRIS          Nelson         9/14  Men 40-4934     2:44:12 Stephane GRONDIN        Surrey        10/14  Men 40-4935     2:44:48 Tavis HORKOFF           Nelson         5/6   Men 30-3936     2:45:04 Lyle CRISPIN            Rossland      11/14  Men 40-4937     2:45:09 Robbi LEBLANC           Nelson         6/6   Men 30-3938     2:45:18 Catherine LUNDSTROM     Nelson       4/8   Women 50-5939     2:49:10 Kim IRVING              Nelson         5/8   Women 50-5940     2:49:19 Luke LEHMAN             Edmonton       5/8   Men 20-41     2:50:10 Con DIAMOND             Nelson         2/7   Men 60-6942     2:50:23 Lauren KOCH             Salmon Arm     5/6   Women 30-3943     2:50:33 Amanda BAXTER           Vancouver      2/5   Women 20-2944     2:52:19 Melanie MOBBS           Salmo          1/5   Women 40-4945     2:54:22 Curtis SHERSTOBITOFF    Castlegar     12/14  Men 40-4946     2:55:41 Milo FINK               Regina         3/7   Men 60-6947     2:55:50 Nancy JOHNSON           Calgary        2/5   Women 40-4948     2:56:09 Peter WARD              Nelson         8/13  Men 50-5949     2:56:51 Marie WREDE             Nakusp         6/8   Women 50-5950     2:57:51 Sabrina YULE            Castlegar      3/5   Women 20-51     2:58:03 Beth DIBELLA            Edmonton       4/5   Women 20-2952     2:58:17 Devin CORRIGALL         Victoria       6/8   Men 20-2953     2:58:17 Kelsey LAW              Castlegar      1/1   Women 18-1954     2:58:40 Alyson JENKINS          Calgary        6/6   Women 30-3955     2:58:59 Ashley GIBBENHUCK   Castlegar      5/5   Women 20-2956     2:59:37 Mal FINCH               Vancouver      4/7   Men 60-6957     3:00:09 Jim WERNHAM             Winnipeg       9/13  Men 50-5958     3:03:09 Wendy HENLY             Kelowna        7/8   Women 50-5959     3:06:28 Peter LEE               Nelson        10/13  Men 50-5960     3:06:28 Jon PIDERMAN            Nelson         7/8   Men 20-2961     3:07:54 Mel HUNT                Kelowna        5/7   Men 60-6962     3:09:12 Sem KELPIN              Salmo         13/14  Men 40-4963     3:10:50 Linda JOHANNSON         Nelson         3/5   Women 40-4964     3:11:11 Trevor YONKMAN          Castlegar      8/8   Men 20-65     3:11:51 Geoff YULE              Castlegar     11/13  Men 50-5966     3:12:40 Valerie MCTAVISH        Kelowna        4/5   Women 40-4967     3:16:32 Mike COCHLIN            Calgary       14/14  Men 40-4968     3:16:43 Christine PARADIS       Whitehorse     8/8   Women 50-5969     3:19:56 Dwain BOYER             Nelson         6/7   Men 60-6970     3:28:06 Graham JAMIN            Nelson        12/13  Men 50-5971     3:31:35 Al SMITH                Osoyoos        7/7   Men 60-6972     3:31:37 Roger FONTAINE          Nelson        13/13  Men 50-5973 DNF         Dana JACOBSEN           Denver         5/5   Women 40-49Olympic Distance Team Results 2     2:14:24 Goggles Gear And Gatorade          3/8   Open Team         Swim:  Hannah DEVRIES  — Nelson                  3   27:21Bike:  John DEVRIES  — Nelson                            3 1:05:18Run:  Anthony MALEY  — Nelson                          3   41:45 8     1:38:07 Etoiles                                   6/9   Open Team        Swim:  Pierre MAGNAN  — Nelson              6   11:06Bike:  Pierre SABOURIN  — Nelson             8   47:44Run:  Caroline MAGNAN  — Nelson           10   39:18 6    3:03:19 Isaidrunnotfun                            7/8   Open Team           Swim:  Robin HALL  — Fruitvale             6   30:24Bike:  Richard LOFTHOUSE  — Fruitvale     4 1:13:53Run:  Douglas HALL  — Fruitvale           8 1:19:03 4     2:38:20 Bickhicklin                               5/8   Open Team           Swim:  Larry BICKERTON  — Nelson           7   33:54Bike:  Mary ASSELIN  — Nelson        6 1:18:38Run:  Dennis HICKSON  — Nelson       4   45:50 9     1:39:05 Little Lost Longhorns                     7/9   Open Team       Swim:  Kelly CRAWFORD  — Dallas             8   12:50Bike:  Robert CRAWFORD  — Dallas                2   44:53Run:  Kelly CRAWFORD  — Dallas                11   41:22 3     1:21:01 Team Oahu                                 1/2   Team Under 16     Swim:  Mary Sage COWAN  — Nelson      2    9:26Bike:  Charlie STEWART  — Hong Kong     7   46:57Run:  Nicolas STEWART  — Hong Kong      4   24:39 5     2:51:44 Beauties And The Beast       6/8   Open Team          Swim:  Meg WHYTE  — Balfour         4   27:50Bike:  Chris TALBOT  — Castlegar            7 1:21:00Run:  Vicky ISSOTT  — Nelson        7 1:02:55 Sprint Distance Team Results(0.5 Km Swim – 22 Km Bike – 5 Km Run)1     1:03:43 Greater Trail Swim Club                   1/9   Open Team       Swim:  Eden KORMENDY  — Fruitvale             1    7:55Bike:  Adrian HAMILTON  — Rossland              1   35:12Run:  Jackson KONKIN  — Trail                 1   20:37 21     1:25:05 Shane PEARSALL          Calgary        2/8   Men 50-22     1:25:24 Allison SCHLOSSER       Nelson         2/11  Women 18-2923     1:25:36 James STEWART           Hong Kong      2/7   Men 60+24     1:25:38 David KONKIN            North Vancou   5/8   Men 30-3925     1:25:55 Tom MURRAY              Nelson         4/12  Men 40-4926     1:26:00 Kelly WATERFIELD        Nakusp         1/12  Women 50-5927     1:26:28 Dylan FOSTER-VIRTUE     Robson         3/6   Men 18-2928     1:26:39 Nicola EVERTON          Nelson         4/13  Women 40-4929     1:26:46 Otis LIPPITT            Three Hills    4/6   Men 18-2930     1:27:06 Justin LIVINGSTONE      Rossland       5/6   Men 18-2931     1:27:19 Brian VANOENE           Kelowna        3/8   Men 50-5932     1:27:28 Sandra DORGELO          Christina La   5/13  Women 40-4933     1:27:33 Jim LOGGIE              Calgary        3/7   Men 60+34     1:27:35 Kristin BOND            Vancouver      7/16  Women 30-3935    1:27:51 Lynal DOERKSEN          Wycliffe       5/12  Men 40-4936     1:28:19 Amber GENERO            Prince Georg   8/16  Women 30-3937     1:29:46 Amanda ROBB             Three Hills    3/11  Women 18-2938     1:29:58 Wendy ANDERSON          Bonnington     6/13  Women 40-4938    1:30:17 Robert BAIRD            Lethbridge     6/8   Men 30-3940     1:30:48 Kevin MCGUIRE           Nelson         6/12  Men 40-4941     1:31:10 Peter POLLHAMMER        Kelowna        4/7   Men 60+42     1:31:45 Andrea BLAIR            Trail          4/11  Women 18-2943     1:32:13 Danielle DAROUX         Rossland       7/13  Women 40-4944     1:32:24 Dylan DEVRIES           Nelson         1/1   Men 16-1745     1:32:30 Hugo ACOSTA-RAMIREZ     Calgary        6/6   Men 18-2946     1:33:32 Bernardino CARPIO       Nelson         7/12  Men 40-4947     1:34:04 Paul MCCREEDY           Calgary        4/8   Men 50-5948     1:34:18 Jodie STEVENS           Kelowna        5/11  Women 18-2949     1:34:25 Gary THOMPSON           Bonnington     8/12  Men 40-4950     1:34:35 Lindsay JENNINGS        Nelson         6/11  Women 18-2951     1:35:00 Stacy James FRY         Calgary        9/12  Men 40-4952     1:35:04 Blaine MCFADDEN         Kimberley      7/8   Men 30-3953     1:35:38 Alissa BRYDEN           Rossland       9/16  Women 30-3954     1:35:43 Pete SCHRODER           Fruitvale     10/12  Men 40-4955     1:35:50 Tim WOHLBERG            Kelowna       11/12  Men 40-4956     1:36:55 Katie SHARPE            Edmonton       7/11  Women 18-2957     1:37:03 Tammy KING              Castlegar     10/16  Women 30-3958     1:37:07 Victor COMMANDEUR       Nelson         5/8   Men 50-5959     1:38:43 Jessica LAROCQUE        Nelson        11/16  Women 30-3960     1:38:55 Brent IRVING            Nelson         6/8   Men 50-5961     1:39:01 Kendra PERRY            Nelson         8/11  Women 18-2962     1:39:22 Cheryl MUELLER          Nelson         2/12  Women 50-5963     1:40:16 Blaire SMITH            Nelson         9/11  Women 18-2964     1:40:42 Mark SCHMUTZ            Fruitvale      7/8   Men 50-5965     1:41:19 Irene BRINKMAN          Meadow Creek   3/12  Women 50-5966     1:41:32 Sheri ALLARIE           Nelson        12/16  Women 30-3967     1:43:43 Miriam SKELTON          Three Hills    4/12  Women 50-5968     1:44:44 Alison ROSE             Kelowna       13/16  Women 30-3969     1:45:15 Sarah MCAULEY           Trail         14/16  Women 30-3970    1:46:20 Doug MATTHEWS           Nelson         5/7   Men 60+71     1:47:21 Allison BUTLER          Vancouver      8/13  Women 40-4972     1:47:41 Emily GANONG            Calgary       10/11  Women 18-2973     1:49:40 Brent HOLOWAYCHUK       Nelson         8/8   Men 30-3974     1:51:49 Samantha VAN SCHIE      Nelson        11/11  Women 18-2975     1:52:13 Preet BAINS             Nelson        12/12  Men 40-4976     1:52:16 Wendy BRYDEN            Rossland       5/12  Women 50-5977     1:52:56 Deborah BIRD            Nelson         6/12  Women 50-5978     1:53:54 Dale FROMBERG           Kelowna        7/12  Women 50-5979     1:54:22 Peter MOLL              Castlegar      6/7   Men 60+80     1:55:56 Alan HYSSOP             Tagish         8/8   Men 50-5981     1:56:30 Yvonne PHILLIPS         Red Deer      15/16  Women 30-3982     1:56:56 Rachel WARKENTIN        Lethbridge    16/16  Women 30-3983     2:02:35 Karen HACKETT           Vancouver      8/12  Women 50-5984     2:08:48 Laurilee COMMANDEUR     Nelson         9/12  Women 50-5985     2:12:02 Heather CHOPKO BUTLER   North Van   9/13  Women 40-4986     2:12:02 Lisa RILEY              Vancouver     10/13  Women 40-4987     2:16:56 Sylvia MARION           Calgary       11/13  Women 40-4988     2:16:56 Lisa RAPLEY             Calgary       12/13  Women 40-4989     2:17:16 Lorelei OLSEN           Nelson        13/13  Women 40-4990     2:20:04 Michael PRATT           Nelson         7/7   Men 60+91     2:25:34 Barb WILLIAMS           Nelson        10/12  Women 50-5992     2:26:30 Hazel MILLER            Nelson         1/1   Women 60+93     2:29:02 Monique JAMIN           Calgary       11/12  Women 50-5994     2:29:02 Judy MOORE              Cochrane      12/12  Women 50-59DQ  1:06:02 Connor BREITKREUZ       Robson         1/6   Men 18-29 7    3:03:55 Twinbays Babes                            8/8   Open Team           Swim:  Kathryn SOMMERFELD  — Boswell                   8   40:07Bike:  Tara KEIRN  — Nelson                         8 1:22:24Run:  Candis KEIRN  — Delta                     6 1:01:25 1     2:06:28 Hodge Podge                               2/8   Open Team           Swim:  Gerald KLASSEN  — Trail                               2   26:11Bike:  Graham COCKSEDGE  — Powell River              2 1:03:13Run:  Graham COCKSEDGE  — Powell River               1   37:04 5     1:23:51 Nerds On The Go                           2/2   Team Under 16      Swim:  Olivia COWAN  — Nelson          3   10:02Bike:  Jack MCKIMM  — Nelson            6   46:44Run:  Lucy CARVER-BRENNAN  — Nelson         5   27:06 DQ  1:47:09 The Big Nickels                           1/8   Open Team        Swim:  Adrian COURT  — Calgary                     1   25:17Bike:  James LONGSTREET  — Calgary               1   40:20Run:  Adrian COURT  — Calgary                          2   41:33Sprint Distance Individual Results(0.5 Km Swim – 22 Km Bike – 5 Km Run)1     1:08:02 Ian SHARP               Kelowna        1/8   Men 30-392     1:11:05 Joel DELEENHEER         Victoria       1/12  Men 40-493     1:13:42 Dannica STEVENSON-WADE  Kelowna     1/13  Women 40-494     1:16:00 Juergen BAETZEL         Gray Creek     2/12  Men 40-495     1:16:25 Darrin MOREIRA          Castlegar      2/6   Men 18-296    1:17:07 Matthew LOZIE           Kelowna        2/8   Men 30-397     1:17:37 Renee SOENEN            Calgary        1/16  Women 30-8     1:18:49 Stefan SPERFELD         Nelson         3/8   Men 30-399     1:19:03 Robin WATT-SUTHERLAND   Salmon Arm 2/16  Women 30-3910     1:20:00 Randy TRERISE           Grand Forks    1/7   Men 60+11     1:20:18 John KOGA               Kelowna        3/12  Men 40-4912     1:22:07 Nikki JOMHA             Victoria       2/13  Women 40-4913     1:22:14 Suzie POIRIER           Medicine Hat   3/16  Women 30-3914     1:22:27 Jennifer KOGA           Kelowna        4/16  Women 30-3915     1:22:32 Stewart DAROUX          Rossland       1/8   Men 50-5916     1:23:33 Lisa GEORGE             Penticton      1/11  Women 18-29717     1:23:38 Janice POETSCH          Nelson         3/13  Women 40-4918     1:23:48 Darci WIWCHAR           Fort Mcmurra   5/16  Women 30-3919     1:23:53 Jennifer JOHNSON        Trail          6/16  Women 30-3920     1:24:07 Chauncy BLAIR           Nelson         4/8   Men 30-39 10     1:40:35 Cd Fitz                                   8/9   Open Team         Swim:  Denise FITZSIMMONS  — Chilliwack             11   16:16Bike:  Chris FITZSIMMONS  — Chilliwack       10   56:33Run:  Denise FITZSIMMONS  — Chilliwack             6   27:47 2     1:19:09 Yolo                                      2/9   Open Team          Swim:  Emily BARTLE  — Kamloops           4   10:06Bike:  Darion NORDICK  — Kamloops         5   46:43Run:  Matthew BARTLE  — Kamloops           2   22:21 7     1:31:52 Burning Diesel                            5/9   Open Team         Swim:  Mike TOLFREE  — Calgary          5   10:16Bike:  Dianna DUCS  — Nelson               9   49:24Run:  Liane BELLAND  — Calgary            8   32:13 6     1:28:22 Juicy                                     4/9   Open Team          Swim:  Shannon HARTSON  — Castlegar            7   12:22Bike:  Julie CRISPIN  — Rossland                 3   45:07Run:  Julie CRISPIN  — Rossland         7   30:55 3     2:35:52 Arrrrrr                                   4/8   Open Team          Swim:  Chris SCOTT  — Vancouver          5   29:41Bike:  Chris SCOTT  — Vancouver      5 1:14:02Run:  Kelly CARSWELL  — Vancouver              5   52:10 4     1:23:30 No Idea                                   3/9   Open Team          Swim:  Sarah DORGELO  — Christina Lake       9   14:15Bike:  Harold DORGELO  — Christina Lake        4   46:31Run:  Tyler ROBINSON  — Chilliwack             3   22:44 11     1:48:57 Two Kool Kats                             9/9   Open Team        Swim:  Colleen DRISCOLL  — Nelson                10   15:30Bike:  Robin CHERBO  — Nelson                  11   57:30Run:  Colleen DRISCOLL  — Nelson                9   35:57last_img read more