Striking A Balance – Appreciating Clinton volunteers and the Citizen of the Year

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

Volunteer Appreciation

It was brought to may attention (thanks Jim!) that I neglected to say where the Volunteer Appreciation and Citizen of the Year Reception is going to be held.

So here is the information again. The Annual Volunteer Recognition event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 13 at the Clinton Memorial Hall. The door opens at 6:30 with the evening events commencing at 7 p.m.

This will be a wine and cheese reception and there will be door prizes as well. Mayor Rivett will be the Master of Ceremonies and local dignitaries have been invited.

All citizens of Clinton and area are welcome to attend to celebrate the contributions that the many volunteers make to the community.

Wild Sheep Town Hall Meeting

An important meeting regarding the health of wild sheep in BC is being held on Sunday, Feb. 7 from 7-9 p.m. in the Clinton Memorial Hall.

The BC Wildlife Federation, Clinton and District Outdoor Sportsmen Association, Guide Outfitters of the Thompson, the Wildlife Stewardship Council and the Wild Sheep Society of BC have come together to host this meeting.

Wild sheep numbers are dropping. When wild sheep come into contact with domestic sheep, goats or llamas they encounter pathogens to which they are not immune. When wild sheep come into contact with pathogens to which they have never been exposed before the risk of widespread population die-off is extreme. Wild sheep and domestic sheep need to be kept separate from each other.

Plan to attend the meeting to see what you can do to help prevent more massive die-off of wild sheep.

Integris BBQ & Broomball

The employees of Integris Credit Union and Insurance, Clinton Branch invite the community to a free barbecue and broomball evening on Family Day, Monday, Feb. 8 at the 47 Mile Sports Complex in Clinton.

The doors open at 5 p.m. with a Kids Skate with the Integris mascot, Moola from then until 6 p.m. This will be followed by Kid`s broomball from 6-7 and then adult broomball from 7-8 p.m.

Integris will be serving free hamburgers, hotdogs and goodies. There will also be door prizes. The event is to thank the community for helping raise the funds for the new time clock in the arena.

Everyone is welcome to attend but helmets must be worn for events on the ice.

Clinton Health Care Auxiliary Meeting

The next meeting of the Clinton Health Care Auxiliary is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 10 a.m. at the Clinton Health Centre.

New members are welcome and anyone who would like to learn more about what this group does for the community is welcome to attend.

Shrove Tuesday

On Shrove Tuesday, Feb. 9, the members of St. Peter`s Catholic Church will hold an Pancake Brunch in the Legion Basement from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Everyone is invited to come and enjoy pancakes, eggs, sausages and coffee for a small fee.

Museum Society AGM

The South Cariboo Historical Museum Society (which manages the Clinton Museum) will hold their Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. in the meeting room at the Clinton TNRD Library.

There will be a brief review of projects completed, those in progress and any planned for 2016. An election of 2016 Board of Directors will be held. New members are most welcome.