Activity Guides Spring/Summer 2014 Activity Guide | Page 17

INSTRUCTORS SPOTLIGHT Soccer Lauri McTavish 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. Healthy Options James Johnson Gymnastics Bruce Elwood 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. Woodcarving Rick Wiebe 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 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. Page 17