Striking a Balance – CiB gets top award, Clinton Ball tickets on sale

A weekly roundup of community news and events in Clinton.

CiB Conference

Three members of the Clinton Communities in Bloom Garden Club attended the CiB Conference in Kelowna on Sept. 21-23. In addition to some very interesting speakers and tours, they attended the Awards Banquet on Saturday evening. There they learned that the Village of Clinton once again earned five blooms and an honorary mention for the Community Garden.

Many of the participating communities had representatives on hand to receive their awards for their efforts in the various categories that are judged in the program. All the communities benefit from the hours of planning and work that the committees, volunteers, residents and business owners contribute to the improvement of their communities.

The detailed evaluations that the judges fill out provide the communities with recommendations to improve in areas where they may have been weak. Some communities even use the evaluations in their official community plans.

The Communities in Bloom Program can be a catalyst to improvement. People want to visit, live and work in communities that look successful. The CiB Program can help communities achieve that by building on what has been accomplished to do even better the next year.

Congratulations to all the communities that took part.

Art and Artisan Show

The Clinton Art and Cultural Society invite everyone to the Art and Artisan Show on Oct. 5-7.

The opening reception is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 5th from 6-9 p.m. The show will then be open to the public from 1-6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday with artists and artisans from across the province showing their work.

In addition to the works on display there will be a silent auction of donated items to raise funds for the Society.

Plan to come out and support BC artists and artisans and the Clinton Art and Cultural Society. Come and find a unique piece for your home or for a gift.

Curling Club AGM

The Clinton Curling Club will hold their Annual General Meeting at the Curling Rink on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m.

You don’t have to be a curler to come and show support for this group. Everyone is welcome.

Council Meetings

Village of Clinton council meetings are held the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. This month they will be on Oct. 10 and 24 beginning at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers.

These are the people you elected. You are welcome to attend the council meetings to see how they are representing your interests.

Flu Shots at Wellness Fair

The Clinton Health Care Auxiliary will host a Health and Wellness Fair in the Clinton Memorial Hall on Thursday, Nov. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Flu shots will be available at the Fair as well as lots of information on healthy living, holistic alternatives, diabetic info, blood sugar check, breathing advice and more.

Mark your calendar, as this is the only time the flu vaccine will be available in Clinton.

Ball Ticket Discount

If you are making plans to attend the Clinton Annual Ball on May 18, 2013, you can save $10 per ticket if you get them early. Call 250-459-2146 to get more information and to order your tickets.

Save by purchasing your ticket(s) before Oct. 31.

Support the Legion

Members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 194 in Clinton want you to know that they are serving dinner at the legion every Friday in October.

Cribbage is played every Wednesday beginning at 7 p.m. and Texas Hold’em is on Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. with a $20 buy in.

Come out and have some fun and support the Legion.

What’s On at DSS?

If you would like to keep up on what is happening at David Stoddart School you can call the office to find out what events are scheduled or you can check out the website at to keep up on happenings.