Comings & Goings On – Music and fun in the sun

Mavourneen Varcoe Ryan's monthly column of community news and events in Spences Bridge.

Spences Bridge Farmer & Flea Market had 17 vendors for its Opening Day last Sunday. They came from all over the area and attracted a full house of customers and lookers. Hoodoo Ranch was there with local organic greens and plants

Spences Bridge Farmer & Flea Market had 17 vendors for its Opening Day last Sunday. They came from all over the area and attracted a full house of customers and lookers. Hoodoo Ranch was there with local organic greens and plants

It truly does seem like summer is upon us! Everyone’s talking gardening and camping and the watering regime has begun!

The SBCC held its last regular meeting of the year on May 13. Although the meetings are finished, the activity is actually building!

Our first Farmer’s Flea Market of the year was held May 17. Lots of vendors were on hand, many new faces too. We are very excited that this year’s venture is under way. The Market will continue every Sunday from 10 – 2 at Clemes Hall on Hwy 8. You’ll find everything from bedding plants to baking, jewellery to quilts, second hand treasures, fine art, and of course locally grown food!

August is still a few months away, but the plans are really coming together for Desert Daze Festival! The line-up has been finalized and we are very pleased to announce that Juno award winner George Leach will be playing! George Leach is rocking blues musician that will have you kicking up a storm and rocking the night away! We have an extremely diverse mix of music this year, crazy talent… Two days of music, and SO affordable! Please see full details on the website,, or our Facebook page. “like” us on Facebook, and then share the posts you like with others! We are also on Twitter – desertdazefestival.

Bingo will be taking a break for the summer – June 15 will be that last one, then we’ll start up again in September. The attendance is picking up, and I hope we can finish off the season with a bang and a great turn out! Thanks so much to Craig and Oliva Watson for dedicating themselves to hosting this bingo!

Madden Island clean-up has been scheduled for May 30 at 10 am. Let’s get the campground looking good for all the visitors that are lucky enough to come across this delightful slice of heaven. Bring your weedwackers, rakes, gloves etc. We are hoping that enough folks turn up that we’ll finish in time to also work on the graveyard.

Mark Sept. 9 in your calendar for our AGM. We are always looking for new members, come out and help us all make a difference to make Spences Bridge an even better place to call home.

Mavourneen Varcoe Ryan

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