Striking A Balance – Get on your soapbox and ride it

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

Soap Box Derby

Check out this next 150/50 event in Clinton: a Soapbox Derby! There is still time to build your soapbox car. Get the family all involved. This fun event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21 with safety checks at 9 a.m. and the derby race at 10 a.m.

There are four race classes: kids age six to 12; teens are 13-19; adults and teams. Entry is free.

The Soapbox Derby will be held at David Stoddart School Hill and Cariboo Avenue. There will be other fun things to do as well. These could include Uncle Chris the Clown and perhaps even a pudding eating contest.

For more information call Desiree at 250-852-9875 or Kira at 250-318-8145. Then plan to come out and have fun. Even if you are not entering it will be fun to watch.

Clinton in Clinton

Also on Saturday, Sept. 21 is a spaghetti dinner with special entertainment.

Comedy magician Clinton W. Gray will be coming to Clinton with his blend of magic, music and mockery in a high energy interactive comedy show.

This is a fundraising event put on by the Clinton Cleavages. All proceeds will go to Breast Cancer Research.

The dinner is at 6 p.m. with show time at 7:30, all in the Clinton Memorial Hall. Advance tickets would be appreciated so if you would like a ticket please call Lois at 250-459-7729.

This is another great 150/50 event in Clinton. And there are still more to come.

Students ready for Terry Fox Run

The students and staff of David Stoddart School will once again be participating in the Terry Fox Run on Thursday, Sept. 26. It begins at 10:30 a.m. at the school.

As in the past community members are welcome to join them in this worthy cause.

For more information you can call Lorna Conrad at 250-459-2508 after 4:30 p.m. or leave a message at the school at 250-459-2219.

Council on the Go

The Village of Clinton Council, like those of most municipalities in BC will be attending the annual Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) from Sept. 16-20.

This will be a fast-paced week of meetings, workshops and presentations on all manner of subjects. There are numerous resolutions to be voted on by those in attendance. These resolutions give the UBCM executive direction on what to lobby government for on behalf of the municipalities.

The Village of Clinton mayor and council have requested meetings with several Provincial Ministers as well as some corporations, all to work towards improving things in the community.

Susan Swan