Striking a Balance – Begin new Citizen of the Year

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

Marcia Begin (centre) with Sandi Burrage and Mayor Jim Rivett.

Marcia Begin (centre) with Sandi Burrage and Mayor Jim Rivett.

Clinton Citizen of the Year

Prior to the regular Council Meeting on Feb. 25, the 2012 Citizen of the Year was named.

Sandi Burrage, the 2011 Citizen of the Year introduced Marcia Begin, the 2012 Citizen of the Year. Not only did Marcia often go above and beyond the call of duty while working at the Clinton Health Centre, but she was also very active in the community. She was very helpful in the Clinton Curling Club, with the Clinton Country Jamboree, the Clinton Health Care Auxiliary and the Community Garden to name a few. She could often be seen working behind the scenes at events in the park.

Mayor Jim Rivett presented Marcia with the plaque honouring her as Clinton’s 2012 Citizen of the Year.

Many members of the community and two of Marcia’s sisters were on hand to congratulate her. All felt she was well deserving of the honour.

Congratulations, Marcia.

Canadian Pickers in Clinton

Fans of Canadian Pickers, a Cinefix-produced cable television reality series, were surprised to have an episode filmed in Clinton.

Professional ‘pickers’ Sheldon Smithers and Scott Cozens spent much of March 1 rummaging through the Clinton Emporium in search of treasures.

Did they find any? I guess we will all have to tune in to the show to find out. I was not allowed to take any photos of them while they were in the Emporium, but sources tell me that they did buy some things before they left town.

Clinton CiB

The Clinton Communities in Bloom Committee is now a committee of council. This will allow the committee to work more closely with the municipality on various projects in the community.

The CiB Committee is currently drawing up plans for a Seedy Sunday on May 5. This will be held in the Memorial Hall with sales of seeds, plants and garden-related items, and information, demonstrations and workshops. There will also be an area for children to take part in garden-related crafts.

Daffodil Tea

The Mill Girl Follies (our very own can-can troupe) invites you to join them at the Daffodil Tea on March 13 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Clinton Memorial Hall.

This event is put on by the Clinton Seniors Association who invites everyone to come and enjoy Strawberry Shortcake, home baking and fresh daffodils. Those who may not be able to attend as they are working or shut in, etc. can call for take out orders of strawberry shortcake. Call from 1 p.m. on to 250-459-2254 for deliveries within Clinton.

St. Patrick’s Celebrations

It’s time to make plans for St. Patrick’s Day. The Mill Girl Follies will also be on hand at the Legion beef dip dinner on March 15 in the Legion and again at the Clinton Coffee House on March 17. I wonder if there will be Irish coffee in honour of St. Patrick’s Day.

Council Meetings

The regular meetings of Clinton Council are held on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. The next one is on March 13. The public is always welcome to attend.


The Clinton TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) group meets every Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at the Clinton Health Centre.

If you would like to shed a few pounds in a supportive, friendly atmosphere then this may be for you. New members are always welcome.