Face painting and flags went hand in hand in Clinton on Canada Day.

Face painting and flags went hand in hand in Clinton on Canada Day.

Canada Day in Clinton couldn’t have been better

Susan Swan reports on what's been happening in Clinton.

Canada Day fun

It was a beautiful day to celebrate Canada’s 148th birthday on July 1. The weather couldn’t have been better as the crowd gathered in Clinton’s Reg Conn Centennial Park for the festivities. From the flag raising by the Legion members and RCMP, the singing of “O Canada” by Daniela Dyck, and the face painting and games to the hot dogs and cake, it couldn’t have gone better. And being such a hot day, it was perfect for the kids to run through the big sprinklers put out by the Clinton fire department.

Kudos to the mayor and council, staff, the Literacy group, the Legion, the Ladies Auxiliary members, the RCMP, the fire department, Wayne’s daughters for doing the face painting, and everyone else who helped. Although I could only drop by for a few moments I heard lots of positive comments about the event. Happy Birthday, Canada!

Volunteer clean-up

The Clinton and District Outdoor Sportsmen Association recently teamed up with the Clinton Snow Jockey Club to clean up a part of Old Cariboo Highway that has been used as an illegal dump.

Twenty-six members, as well as several local residents, showed up to clear out all the garbage. Four hours of hard work later, the former dumpsite looked much better. A Bobcat was used to pull out the larger items to the road, and made the job a bit easier.

The members of the Sportsmen Association would like to remind everyone that dumping a load of garbage or even grass clippings will get you a $2,000 fine if you are caught. Grass clippings and brush can be taken to the Clinton Eco Depot for free, so why risk getting a fine?

Mill Girls do us proud

Clinton’s Mill Girl Follies performed in Germany on July 3, 4, and 5. Photos of their adventure were posted on the Mill Girl Follies Facebook page. We in Clinton and the Cariboo can’t wait to hear all about it when they return. Way to go, troupe!

Clinton Health Auxiliary says thank you

The Loon Lake Community Agricultural Recreational Society (LLCRAS) recently presented the Clinton Health Care Auxiliary with a cheque for $1,504.17 to support health-related projects in the community. The Health Care Auxiliary advised that this group has donated to them in the past, and that their generosity is greatly appreciated.

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