Over the past 32 years
Lauri has gained
experience in the world
of soccer that she now
brings to Lake Country to
our soccer playing youth.
A few highlights for Lauri
was winning the Nationals
as the goal keeper for
UBC women’s team and
being awarded UBCO
Athlete of the year. She
has refereed for 20 years,
coached soccer for 12 years, currently for the senior girls’ team at WL Seaton in
Vernon where she is also a teacher. If that isn’t enough she still finds time to play on
the Division 1 Women’s Over 30 Lake Country Team. She also has her NCCP Level 1
Coaching Certification. You will find Lauri at Beasley running our Spring Outdoor Soccer
for kids under 6 and the Summer Soccer Camps in July. For more information on the
Little Kickers, Little Tykes Soccer and Summer Soccer Camps see pages 12 and 15.
Bruce along with a few of his staff Nikki Burke and Daren Gillespie are excited to
be coaching in Lake Country in addition to their Kelowna facility. Bruce’s gymnastics
coaching has a developmental focus. The core muscles that are built through the
discipline of gymnastics enable kids to transfer to all sports and activities that they may
pursue throughout their lives, with a strong foundation. Gymnastics quite simply supplies
a great foundation for life activities. Bruce is proud to say he has taught over 800 kids
in Lake Country alone. For more information on the Spring Gymnastics and Summer
Camps see pages 11 and 16.
Rick has been whittling and carving for as
long as he can remember, (Some 45 plus
years), and is mostly self-taught. He credits
his father with getting him started. Though
his dad was not a carver, he did have
the conviction that men and boys should
carry a pocketknife and know how to use
it safely to make many of the items that
people want and need.
James Johnson is enthusiastic about living life to the fullest. He enjoys teaching others
to become more of what they are capable of becoming. A large part of that is making
sure you take care of your body. This year James is sharing his addiction to awesome
healthy recipes that taste amazing. They are all “Family Tested” and will make you look
and feel great too. Inspired by his wife of 12 years, James self-published and easy to
read self-help/cook book called “What the Health Are You Eating?.” His teaching style
is high energy and entertaining packed with easy to use tips and tricks. In his spare
time James enjoys traveling around the world and starting businesses that help reveal
knowledge that makes life fun and easy. He resides on a hobby farm with his wife
Jenna in Armstrong, BC. For more information on the Superfoods, Goodbye Gluten,
Power Smoothies, & Balloon Animal Twisting see page 8.
Rick’s first projects were toys such as
canoes, boats, peashooters and the like.
Later, wooden chains and totem like
dolls were produced. Still later decorative
sculptures, waterfowl decoys and realistic
wildlife carvings were successfully
attempted. More recently, he has continued
to produce waterfowl decoys and wildlife,
but has also been at work on rocking
and carousel horses as well as cowboy
caricatures, which reflect his love of the
outdoors and the western lifestyle.
In the last few years he has also been developing a very unique style of carving fanfeathered birds out of one piece of wood. Lately he has been getting involved with
chainsaw carving and large log carvings. For samples of his work visit his website
www.woodcarvingbiz.com or article in Whittling Magazine, Wood Carving Illustrated
and Carving. Rick has been carving for sale since 1984. His carvings are in private
collections in Canada, USA, Japan, Europe, Australia and at least four countries of South
America. For more information on Intro to Woodcarving, Carving for Kids, Sharpening
and Summer Fun with a Pocketknife, see pages 6 and 14.