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Striking a Balance – Appreciation, arthritis, crafts and health

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

Co-op Week/Credit Union Day

Integris Credit Union in Clinton celebrated National Co-op Week and Credit Union Day in the Branch on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This year, 2012 has been declared International Year of Co-operatives.

Dora Billy’s famous bannock was available by donation to the Breast Cancer Foundation. In honour of Breast Cancer Month the Clinton Branch was decorated in pink brassieres and ribbons.

Patrons could enjoy bannock, cupcakes, coffee and tea while they visited. They could also put their names in for door prizes that were drawn later in the day.

I looked online to get more info on Credit Union Day. “In the face of all challenges, credit unions have always existed to serve their members,” said Brian Branch, World Council of Credit Unions president and CEO. “The clear and simple message, ‘Members Matter Most,’ summarizes credit unions’ reason for being.”

There was a good turnout for the Clinton event as members came and went about their business, enjoying the festivities while they were there.

Arthritis 101

The BC and Yukon Division of the Arthritis Society sponsored a presentation at the Clinton Health and Wellness Centre from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, Oct. 19.

Trudy Battaglio, Manager of Education and Services with the Arthritis Society, BC gave information on various types of arthritis. Attendees learned a variety of options to help you better manage arthritis pain. From pain management, nutrition, exercise, sleep and more, the capacity crowd learned it all.

This free presentation was very well received by a large number of Clinton residents.

Fall Craft Sale

The Clinton Communities in Bloom Garden Club is hosting the Fourth Annual Fall Craft Sale on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Clinton Memorial Hall.

There will be a large number of vendors, many of whom have never attended the Clinton sale before. Expect a good variety of crafts, including leatherwork, jewelry, knitting, painting, hand crafted soaps, and many unique gift items.

Plan to drop by and get a jump-start on your Christmas shopping while supporting the fund raising efforts of the Clinton CiB Garden Club.

Halloween

There will be a Children’s Halloween Party at the Clinton Memorial Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 31. Bring the kids for some safe, enjoyable fun.

Health Fair

The Clinton Health Auxiliary is hosting a Wellness Fair on Thursday, Nov. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Clinton Memorial Hall.

The fair is free and open to all and will present a wealth of information about healthy living, holistic alternatives, disabilities, pharmacy advice, dietician help, blood sugar checks, breathing advice and many other health related items.

The flu vaccine will be available during the Fair. This is the only time the flu vaccine will be available in Clinton this year.

Susan Swan