Striking a balance: FireSmart your property

Plus Remembrance Day events in Clinton, and a reminder about the upcoming David Stoddart PAC auction and dinner.

Collette French during her drawing class at the Clinton Museum.

Collette French during her drawing class at the Clinton Museum.

Seniors marketplace

The Clinton Seniors’ Association held another successful marketplace on Saturday, November 5. A steady flow of shoppers went through, especially during the morning hours. One could find an array of goods from baking and crafts to items new and used.

Art at the museum

Collette French of the South Cariboo Historical Museum Society held a drawing class at the Clinton museum on Saturday, November 5, with six adventurous souls coming out for some drawing instruction.

They were given some basic instruction and then turned loose to sketch items of interest in the museum. It was interesting to see how certain items drew the interest of those participating.

This is the first event of this kind to be held at the museum, but likely not the last. It gave participants a chance to really see what historic items are housed in the museum.

Remembrance Day service

The Remembrance Day service will be held in the Clinton Memorial Hall beginning at 10:45 a.m. on Friday, November 11.

Curling registration

The Clinton Curling Club is holding registration at the curling rink on November 15 and 17 beginning at 7 p.m.

New curlers are welcome to come out and register. If you aren’t sure that you want to commit to curling, you are welcome to come and give it a try prior to registering. There will be experienced curlers on site to give you some instruction.

FireSmart your property

A special community event will be held in the Clinton Memorial Hall at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 16 to introduce homeowners to the FireSmart program. Several properties have already been inspected and the results given to those owners to indicate how fire smart (or not) their particular property would be in the event of a wildfire.

This presentation will give direction for reducing the risk to your home. It is for homes in town as well as acreages, and is open to everyone. Even if your property has already been inspected and you have done some of the recommended work to make your home safer, you can request a second inspection. Light refreshments will be available.

Clinton PAC auction

The David Stoddart PAC craft auction and dinner is celebrating its 25th anniversary. This is the school’s only fundraiser for the year, and you are welcome to join them on Saturday, November 19 in the Clinton Memorial Hall.

The doors open at 5 p.m. for cocktails and appetizers. Dinner is scheduled for 6:00, with the auction following. Again this year, Clinton’s hometown auctioneer Russell Allison will be doing the honours.

Tickets are on sale at David Stoddart School, Integris Insurance, and Clinton Home Hardware. Tickets must be purchased no later than 4:30 p.m. on November 18.

Donations to the auction would be gratefully accepted. These can be dropped off at the school or Integris Insurance, or they can be picked up by calling the school at (250) 459-2219 or Kimberly Thomas at (250) 457-0348. No item is too big or too small.

For my family, this is always the kick-off to the Christmas season. I’m looking forward to helping celebrate the 25th anniversary of this great tradition. Remember, it’s for the kids!


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