AGM and Jass tournament postponed

Dear Members,

Due to the corona virus situation, the Board of Directors has unanimously decided to postpone the Annual General Meeting as well as the Annual Jass Tournament which was scheduled for Saturday, April 18, 2020 at the Anchor Inn Restaurant and Pub in Armstrong.

We shall communicate the new date as soon as possible.

Stay healthy and safe.


Interior Swiss Club

2019 Annual Jass Tournament and Pictures

Once again our enthusiastic Card players sat down for an exciting afternoon of Jass.

Here are the names of the players.

Elisabeth Nyfeler
Franz Donauer
Frank Steffel
Erwin Nyfeler
Roger Haldi
Leoni Huser
Marius Steiger
Ralph Steiger
Hansruedi Senn
Angie Steiger
Peter Quas
Susanne Haldi
Helena Hasler
Tanja Hasler
Christa Donauer
Walter Zaugg,
Peter Johner
Yvonne Gawlig
Gaby Theurillat
Pamela Deo

I had to take the trophy home, so sad!!!

We had smoked meat from Gary’s Deli in Kamloops and for the one vegetarian a cauliflower and bananas.

Thank you to everyone who helped getting set up and thank you to Peter Meyes, who waited for his friend Peter Johner, while he was playing cards. There was one other Person Yasmira, thank you for helping to setup the prizes.

Looking forward to 2020 for our next Jass Tournament which will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2020 atthe Anchor Pub in Armstrong.

For the ones who don’t know, let’s learn the game!!!

Elisabeth Nyfeler


2019 – ISC Bowling Tournament Report

INTERIOR SWISS CLUB – 2019 Annual Bowling Tournament Report
A very successful (16th) annual bowling tournament was hosted by the executive and members of the Kamloops ISC on Sunday April 7,2019.

A big THANK YOU goes to all the volunteers and participants from the Vernon and Kamloops clubs who helped with all the preparations that made this event another successful and friendly competition and fun filled social get together.

A special thank you goes Lilly Senn (President) Helene Hasler (Director) Elisabeth Nyfeler (Director) Christa Donauer (Director) who worked hard to make this traditional annual event a memorable get together for all involved. A big Thank You goes to Gabriel Steiger who took numerous pictures and captured the activities of the bowling event.

The bowling competition was held at “ Falcon Lanes” in Kamloops and attended to by 18 bowlers from both clubs. The galley was filled with friends and supporters of all ages and from each area who filled the back stage with cheers, laughter and cow bells sounds based on the present bowlers successes (or not) at the time.

The competitive part of the tournament concluded at about noon after which a luncheonhad been organized at the “ Frick & Frack – Tap House” in Kamloops as part of thetournament winners recognition and awards celebration.

Tables holding the prizes ready for the winners and participants of the tournament as well as the amazing selection of delicious cakes and deserts prepared for by the ladies of the Kamloops club were covered to capacity. We also like to acknowledge the generous donation from Voets Coffee.

Tournament winner announcement provided by Helen Hasler:
1 Regula Philips (+55)
2 Kurt Zwingli (+24)
3 Ralph Steiger (+2)
4 Peter Quas (-8)
5 Erwin Nyfeler (-14)
6 Joe Zemp (-24)
7 Christa Donauer(-32)
8 Sue Schnyder (-33)
9 Lilly Senn (-48)
10 Mark Schnyder (-54)
11 Helena Hasler (-55)
12 Franz Donauer (-62)
13 Elisabeth Nyfeler (-64)
14 Roger Roth (-74)
15 Urs Bachmann (-77)
16 Hans Senn (-96)
17 Kimberly (-196)
18 Paul Schnyder (-255)

Prizes were awarded based on the individual standing and selected by the winners.

Every participant received a prize – therefor everyone was a winner!!!!

This was a great way to end a really fantastic day.

PS.: As every bowler had some great shots but also some that went off the chart, so a back stage spectator and supporter tried to keep a record of all the reasons (14) expressed by the bowlers for his/her ball not doing what it was supposed to… : 1.) I bowl better in the evening, 2) the shoes are too tight 3)didn’t eat breakfast 4) I got up too early 5) this is my nap time 6) the ball had chips in them, …………

See you all at the 2020 Bowling Tournament in Kamloops.

Written by Franz Donauer



Swiss Jungburgerfeier Vancouver

Swiss Jungburgerfeier Vancouver

On Sunday, June the 18th, I attended a formal gathering of young adults turning 18 with Swiss ties. The event was hosted by the very generous Consul General of Switzerland, Pascal Bornoz. It was an early morning start as the event started at 11:00 am in Vancouver and my hometown of Kamloops is a 3-4 hour drive. Waking up at 6:30 in the am wasn’t too fun, but I got to sleep on the drive there which was nice. When we arrived I was definitely a little nervous to meet other random teens my age, but after the first little bit I felt comfortable with everyone and we all bonded well. We then sat down to listen to some speeches from different Swiss representatives. I learned lots of cool and interesting facts about a very cultural country. We then wrote a little quiz based on the facts we had just learned. The young adults that aced the quiz got put into a draw for a random prize. I was completely unaware that I even passed the quiz but when the Consulate picked my name for the first place prize I was overwhelmed! I couldn’t believe it when he told me that I won a flight for two people to Switzerland with Edelweiss Air! I am really looking forward to this trip and unique experience; I’ll probably go next spring. I’m very thankful to Consul General Bornoz for organizing the Jungburgerfeier event in Vancouver. I am also very thankful to Mr. Wouter Muurmans, representing Edelweiss Air, for offering the prize! Overall it was an amazing experience that ended with a cherry on the top for me! 🙂

Pierce Huser

Kamloops, BC

Pierce Huser standing with Consul General Bornoz and Mr Wouter Muurmans from Edelweiss Air.