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Kimberley Chronicle Issue # 10.

Kimberley Chronicle Issue # 10.

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Published by Wade Jarvis
In this issue we have the history of Kimberley's KIOTAC.
In this issue we have the history of Kimberley's KIOTAC.

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Published by: Wade Jarvis on Nov 19, 2012
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Kimberley Chronicle
Volume 10 July 16, 2012 kimberleychronicle@gmail.com
Your Biweekly Source for Kimberley’s Past, Present & Future 
 Welcome to our tenth edition o Kimberley Chronicle! Love it or hate it, estival season is here and inull swing. For the small and strange worlds o accordions and bocce balls, Kimberley is the place to bein July. In this edition we have another story about some Kimberley olk not waiting or permissionto do something positive or the community. We also have a list o JulyFest Events; you may think that your liver can’t handle another JulyFest, but there is an event or everyone, whether it be participatingor spectating. As ususal we love hearing eedback rom our readers - good and bad. All comments canbe directed to kimberleychronicle@gmail.com.
 Attack o the Accordions!
 You could be orgiven or thinking that it was agroup o die-hard accordion ans that got togetherto start the Kimberley International Old ime Ac-cordion Championships (KIOAC). Who else would want to invite that many accordions intotown? When the Chamber o Commerce presi-dent in 1973 suggested an accordion estival ev-eryone laughed and went on brainstorming ideas. Tat planted the seed in Bill Baerg’s head. Whoelse was inviting accordions and the people playingthem to town? It turns out nobody was. Te rstew KIOAC estivals were smallish aairs withpeople coming rom as ar away as Saskatchewanand Washington State. Accordion players weren’tused to tting in; and the idea o getting togetheronce a year, camping out and playing music at allhours o the day with other accordion players was ahit. While it was a un time, it wasn’t exactly creat-ing much revenue (kind o like small biweely news-papers). Tey didn’t have mon-ey but Bill could set up a meansound system and co-ounderEdwin Erickson could play theaccordion so they at least hadthe basics covered. Te city andschool board didn’t always ap-preciate not getting paid on timeor arena (continued on page 2)
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 JulyFest Schedule
 ime to switch gears, rom accordions to bocce balls, here aresome things going on or JulyFest Weekend. Te bocce, soc-cer and triples co-ed volleyball tournaments are going on all weekend at the bocce pits, Rotary Ball Field, and various soc-cer pitches arount town. New this year will be a $2 wristbandrequired or all adults not registered on a bocce team to enterthe licensed area. Money raised will go to the bands and char-ity. Marysville Heritage School will be having an Open Houseeach day o the weekend rom 11am-3pm. Here is a scheduleo some o the other JulyFest events.
 Friday July 20 
5:15pm - 8pm:
Mad Hatter Fun Race
. Registration rom5:15 to 5:45, race starts at 6:00. Rereshements, prizes andcelebration at 7:30. Starts at Platzl.
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and auditorium rentals but they eventu-ally gave up. Te estival started to take o once Bill managedto book Myron Floren rom the
Lawrence Welk Show
and gota $1000 prize donated rom Columbia Recycle. With a realcelebrity to attract the ans and some cash to attract the com-petitors, Kimberley was being invaded by accordions. Te oldHappy Hans campground up by the ski hill was ull o accordi-on players playing music at all hours. Non-accordion campers were warned, this was a Polka-Party campground during KIO- AC. Lielong riendships were made, and everyone involvedhad a blast. Next year will mark the 40
accordion assault onKimberley, it is not known how much longer ater that the es-tival will go on. Accordion players are an aging crowd, howevera new generation o accordion acianados is coming up theranks, whether there are enough o them to support a week-long estival remains to be seen. One thing is or sure though,Kimberley earned it’s “Bavarian City o the Rockies” and “City o Festivals” monikers thanks to people like Bill Baerg who would rather beg or orgiveness rather than ask or permissionto get things going.
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 Te Kimberley Branch o the Order o the Eastern Star is collectingpostage stamps, Campbell Soup Labels and Pop Can abs or variouscharities. Tese items can be dropped o at Curves or at 960 Rotary.
Saturday July 21
8am: JulyFest
5K & 10K Race
. Starts at the Swan Avenueentrance to the Nature Park. Register beore the race (7:30-7:50 am), $5.10:30am - 12pm:
40th Annual JulyFest Parade
, Starts atHoward St. & Wallinger Ave, proceeds rom Wallinger Ave toRotary Drive and ends at Civic Centre.11am - 4pm:
KidsFest feat PT the Clown
. Bouncy castle,ace painting, music and more at the Platzl.9pm - 2am:
Boogie Saturday Night at the Civic Centre
, ea-turing Boogie Supreme. 19+, tickets are $17 at the door.
Sunday July 22
10am - 2pm: Kimberley Village Market beside Marysville Arena.12pm - 4pm:
Annual Sullivan Challenge ExtremeStand-Up Skateboard Race,
by the Sullivan.
1) What is the world’s second most popular sport ater soccer?2) What is a “squeezebox”?3) What US State has the accordion as it’s “Ocial MusicalInstrument”4) What abric print was named to cash in on a 1840’s musi-cal craze?5) How many countries use the term “soccer” A set o nine stone bowling pins was unearthed rom thetomb o an Egyptianb child buried around 5200 BC. American inventor Charles Goodyear invented the rst rub-ber soccer ball in 1855. Prior to that, soccer balls were usually made rom pigs’ bladders.

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