Sing, dance, act, tell a joke, or play some music at talent night

The latest Comings and Goings On in Spences Bridge.

Are we really finished with winter? The 10° on my thermometer and all the mud would suggest so, but February has a knack for tricking you into warm thoughts, then will turn around and bite you with another winter blast. We’ll see.

Soup day is beginning to pick up momentum, with lots of folks coming out to enjoy a bowl of soup with friends and neighbours. It’s every Wednesday at noon at Clemes Hall—everyone is very welcome. If you are interested in making the soup one week, sign up with Paulet at the post office (thanks Paulet!).

The Desert Daze committee has met again and is poring over all the many, many excellent musician applications we’ve received. Wow, what a lot of talent; too bad we couldn’t host a week-long festival and have them all perform! We are managing to pick and choose an amazing variety of genres, from blues, to country, to folk, to Acadian!

Anyone interested in being involved in the planning process would be very welcome. Of course we are now beginning to look for sponsorships, volunteers, and vendors; please visit the website www.desertdaze.ca if interested.

Regular bingo is continuing on the first Monday of the month—March 7 will be the next one. Attendance is picking up as folks become aware that it’s going on, and the “loonie pot” is growing, so come on out and have some fun; and you might just win! Doors open at 5:30pm at Clemes Hall.

Zumba will also continue Fridays at 10:00am at the Hall. Although this is Zumba Gold, designed for seniors, you can pump it up and make it a fun workout for the more energetic in the crowd.

Karen Savage will talk you through the workout no matter what your level (thanks Karen!). Just a few more weeks left before we take a break, so come on out! The drop in fee is very affordable, or you can pay in advance.

The last Thursday in the month will see performing arts night. On the heels of the success of poetry night, the group has decided to regularly host an evening celebrating various performing arts.

Talent night is next up, so if you sing, play an instrument, have a skit or stand-up comedy piece, or a poem or dance, come to Clemes Hall on Thursday Feb. 25th at 7:00pm.

At our last meeting on Feb.10, we had a special guest. Allie Blades from the Interior Community Foundation spoke to us about available grants for our community. Allie also explained how a “Spences Bridge Foundation” might be started, and what its benefits would be. If anyone would like more information regarding starting a foundation for our community I’d be happy to discuss it. We are very appreciative that Allie came to speak to our community, and the presentation was very helpful!

Have you been missing the Farmer’s Market? Don’t forget about the Deluxe Winter Market at Clemes Hall, Saturday and Sunday Feb. 27 and 28. The event takes place from 10:00am to 2:00pm each day, and will feature crafts, art, baking, and secondhand treasures. A table is only $5.00; to book one call Terri at (250) 458-2513.

Our next regular meeting will be Mar. 9 at 7:00pm at the Hall. Hope to see you at some of the above events, and at the meeting! If you haven’t already, “Like” us on Facebook, and watch for postings regarding the events and activities of the Spences Bridge Community Club.

Just Posted

Ashcroft hospital emergency closed sign, 2016. Photo credit: Barbara Roden
Ashcroft Hospital emergency department closed this weekend

Closure due to unexpected limited physician availabiliy, says Interior Health

Residents line up outside the Vernon Recreation Complex for their COVID-19 vaccine Saturday, June 5. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
No appointments necessary for first dose COVID-19 vaccine: Interior Health

People can just show up at clinics, register on the spot and get the shot

Heidi Roy of the Cariboo Jade Shop in Cache Creek with the 3,000 jade boulder, which is now on secure display inside the shop. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Massive jade boulder returns to Cache Creek store six months after daring heist

The 3,000-pound boulder was stolen on Dec. 19, 2020 and found abandoned in the bush a week later

Dr. Albert de Villiers, chief medical health officer for the Interior Health Authority. (Contributed)
Child sex crimes charges against Interior’s top doc won’t impact pandemic response: Dix

Dr. Albert de Villiers is charged with sexual assault and sexual interference

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau participates in a plenary session at the G7 Summit in Carbis Bay, England on Friday June 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Canada donating 13M surplus COVID-19 vaccine doses to poor countries

Trudeau says the government will pay for 87 million shots to be distributed to poor countries

Premier John Horgan speaks as provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, right, and health minister Adrian Dix look on during a press conference to update on the province’s fall pandemic preparedness plan during a press conference from the press theatre at Legislature in Victoria, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
B.C. officials to provide details on Step 2 of COVID reopening plan Monday

Step 2 could allow for larger gatherings and a resumption of recreational travel

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller is seen during a news conference, Wednesday May 19, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Indigenous child-welfare battle heads to court despite calls for Ottawa to drop cases

Feds are poised to argue against two Canadian Human Rights Tribunal rulings

The Great Ogopogo Bathtub Race has been held in Summerland as a fundraising event. Do you know which Canadian city introduced this sport? (Black Press file photo)
QUIZ: A summer’s day at the water

How much do you know about boats, lakes and water?

Two-year-old Ivy McLeod laughs while playing with Lucky the puppy outside their Chilliwack home on Thursday, June 10, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
VIDEO: B.C. family finds ‘perfect’ puppy with limb difference for 2-year-old Ivy

Ivy has special bond with Lucky the puppy who was also born with limb difference

A million-dollar ticket was sold to an individual in Vernon from the Lotto Max draw Friday, June 11, 2021. (Photo courtesy of BCLC)
Lottery ticket worth $1 million sold in Vernon

One lucky individual holds one of 20 tickets worth $1 million from Friday’s Lotto Max draw

“65 years, I’ve carried the stories in my mind and live it every day,” says Jack Kruger. (Athena Bonneau)
‘Maybe this time they will listen’: Survivor shares stories from B.C. residential school

Jack Kruger, living in Syilx territory, wasn’t surprised by news of 215 children’s remains found on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School

A logging truck carries its load down the Elaho Valley near in Squamish, B.C. in this file photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chuck Stoody
Squamish Nation calls for old-growth logging moratorium in its territory

The nation says 44% of old-growth forests in its 6,900-square kilometre territory are protected while the rest remain at risk

Most Read