Darren Handschuh
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Darren was born and raised in B.C. and has lived in Vernon for the past 24 years.

After bouncing from job to job in his younger years, he spent two years working in a sawmill and quickly realized that was not the career for him.

After getting laid off for the third time, he went to college where he took journalism and photography which formed the basis for a career he has been enjoying (most of the time) for the past 25 years. He wrote a slice-of-life column for a daily newspaper for eight years and still writes articles for his blog, therudemonkey.blogspot.ca.

He is a middle-aged father of three children. He has one dog and shares his home with two cats (although he's not exactly sure how that happened.)

He is losing hair where he wants it and is growing it where he doesn't need it. He has a love for motorcycles and enjoys martial arts.
Latest Articles from Darren Handschuh

Artsolutely amazing

Nov 27, 2022 / 7:00 pm

Photo: File photo Artsolutely is back in a big way. The Vernon Community Arts Centre is preparing for its 17th annual Artsolutely Fundraiser and Sale Dec. 1 to 24. Each December, the non-profit arts centre converts its largest art education

Downtown light show

Nov 27, 2022 / 4:00 am

Hundreds of people headed to downtown Vernon Saturday evening for the official light up of the Carnival of Lights. “When the Downtown Vernon Association decided not to do the light up any more we really wanted to see the community event continue

Looking for life savers

Nov 27, 2022 / 4:00 am

Photo: Facebook Vernon Search and Rescue is looking for new members. But this is no walk in the woods, and to become a member of the elite rescue crew requires a commitment of time and effort. VSAR will be holding an open house in January

Vernon man knighted

Nov 27, 2022 / 4:00 am

Photo: Contributed Darren Jacklin can now add knighthood to his list of accomplishments. The former Vernon resident was recently knighted into the Royal Order of Constantine the Great and Saint Helen. “To receive this honorable

Men helping Santa

Nov 26, 2022 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Men's Shed Canada The Men's Shed Vernon are using their wood working skills to help Santa this year. Members of the group will be working with Santa's Anonymous to help provide a merry Christmas to under-privileged children. Pat

Carnival raffle tickets on sale

Nov 26, 2022 / 4:00 pm

Photo: Polaris More than $28,000 in prizes are up for grabs through the Vernon Winter Carnival raffle. Tickets are now on sale for the 2023 raffle that features a 2022 850 Pro RMK 155 Matryx Polaris Snowmobile from BDM Motorsports and Polaris

Backpacks full of blessings

Nov 26, 2022 / 3:00 pm

Photo: Upper Room Mission Vernon's Upper Room Mission is once again filling backpacks for the city's less fortunate. And for many of the recipients, it could be the only present they receive all year. The backpack program has

Bid your time, help a charity

Nov 26, 2022 / 2:26 pm

Photo: Kamloops Timeraiser Facebook The annual Kamloops Timeraiser event is back to the benefit of local non-profits. Part silent art auction, part volunteer fair and part night on the town, the ninth annual event will be held at the Old

Stop the slaughter: SPCA

Nov 26, 2022 / 1:00 pm

Photo: Canadian Horse Defense Coalition Horses can spend hours in small shipping containers while be shipped overseas for human consumption. Canada is one of the only countries in the world that breeds, raises and transports horses overseas

Scrooge coming to O'Keefe

Nov 26, 2022 / 11:51 am

Photo: Historic O'Keefe Ranch Scrooge is coming to the ranch. Vernon's Historic O'Keefe Ranch is teaming up with the Powerhouse Theatre for an outdoor production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. The show is an immersive,



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