Clinton residents get their fill of barbecues

Susan Swan's weekly column of community news and events in Clinton.

Mayor Jim Rivett and Cpl. Brandon Buliziuk manned the BBQ for the Clinton RCMP Open House.

Mayor Jim Rivett and Cpl. Brandon Buliziuk manned the BBQ for the Clinton RCMP Open House.

RCMP BBQ

The Clinton RCMP held their Second Annual Community Barbecue at the detachment last Tuesday. The public was invited to enjoy hotdogs, hamburgers, salads and snacks.

Mayor Jim Rivett and Cpl. Brandon Buliziuk did the honours at the barbecue. There was a good turnout from the community with people of all ages attending. The elders gathered under canopies and visited while the youngsters enjoyed face painting, colouring and games.

Community members had a chance to meet Gordie Jones, the newest members of the Clinton Detachment and any other members that they had not yet had the opportunity to meet. Cst. Jeff McMichaels, who is now working out of the 100 Mile House Detachment dropped in to visit as well.

It was a great way to foster good relations between the public and the RCMP.

West Fraser Picnic

On Saturday, Aug. 22 West Fraser Mills hosted a Community Picnic in Reg Conn Centennial Park to celebrate their 60th anniversary.

There was a delicious barbecue with two of Clinton’s volunteer fire fighters (and Chasm Mill employees) flipping burgers and wieners.

In addition to the complimentary barbecue, there were bouncy castles, face painting, cotton candy and games for the kids.

Integris Credit Union sponsored a dunk tank to raise funds for the arena’s time clock. Several people braved the cold water for the cause and Chasm Mill Manager Adrian Plante announced that West Fraser would match the funds raised by the dunk tank as he took his turn.

There was a terrific turnout and even the weather cooperated. The early morning frost gave way to sunshine all day. I’m sure that those who got dunked found the wind cold but it was all for a good cause.

Clinton 4-H Day

The Clinton 4-H Club will hold their Achievement Day at the Clinton Rodeo Grounds on Saturday, Aug. 30 beginning at 11 a.m. Members of the public are welcome to attend as the members show all of their projects.

Come and show your support for the activities and projects the kids have worked so hard on.

GWRRA Run

Plan to be in Clinton on Saturday, Sept. 5 for the Gold Wing Road Riders Association Fun Run.

In addition to the light parade through town (which is always enjoyable for the spectators) the Spirit of Clinton Committee is working to have Music in the Park that day as an added attraction. Watch for more details next week.

Soap Box Derby

Have you been working on your soap box derby entry? The Second Clinton Soap Box Derby will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12.

The derby will once again be held on Cariboo Avenue (on the hill beside David Stoddart School) with check in at 10 a.m. Registrations are available at the Village of Clinton Office. There will be a concession and fun activities to follow the derby.

For information call Sandy Burrage at 250-459-7012 or Diana Guerin at 250-459-7756.

Susan Swan