Gardener Robin Fennell with CiB judges Roger Younker and Bonita Lundberg and Christine Johnstone

Striking A Balance – Gold Run returns to Clinton

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

Clinton Art Show

Make plans to attend the Clinton Fine Art and Artisan Show this weekend at the Clinton Memorial hall. Drop by on Friday from 6-9 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. or Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is by donation.

Come and check out all the local talent.

GWRRA Gold Run 2015

The Village of Clinton is getting set to welcome to Gold Wing Road Riders Association Chapter BC-D from Surrey. They have been a Chapter for over 20 years and are made up of Gold Wing and other motorcycle owners.

Gold Wing Road Riders Association is an International Association that has over 72,000 members in all. There are chapters in many countries throughout the world with the head offices located in Phoenix, Arizona. GWRRA is a family oriented group and they promote their motto of “Friends for Fun, Safety and Knowledge”.

Gold Run 2015 hosted by GWRRA BC-D will be held this year in Historic Clinton on Sept, 4-6.

In addition to the fun run and games for the participants, there will be a Light Show for the residents (and visitors) on the main street of Clinton at Dusk on Sunday night.

Those riders wishing to participate in the fun are asked to pre-register by Aug. 20 or by noon on Saturday, Sept. 5 at the Cariboo Lodge. More info can be had by emailing directorsbcd@gmail.com.

The GWRRA has held this event in Clinton previously. They were here from 1997 to 2001 before moving on to different locations. In those days the community welcomed them with stagecoach rides, barbecues, the Clinton Country Jamboree and more.

They are anticipating a warm welcome again this year and to show their appreciation they stage the light parade with brightly lit and decorated motorbikes parading through town. It’s a sight to see!

Clinton Soap Box Derby

There’s still time to build your soap box derby to enter in the Second Clinton Soap Box Derby on Saturday, Sept. 12.

The derby will once again be held on Cariboo Avenue (on the hill beside David Stoddart School) with check in at 10 a.m. Registrations are available at the Village of Clinton Office.

Other locations to pick up registrations will be announced closer to the event. There will be a concession and fun activities to follow the derby.

For information call Sandy Burrage at 459-7012 or Diana Guerin at 459-7756.

Council Meetings

The Village of Clinton Council meets during the summer months. The Mayor, Councillors and staff keep things rolling along every month of the year.

Meetings are the second and fourth Wednesday of the month so this month’s second Council meeting is Aug. 26 beginning at 7 p.m.

Members of the public are welcome to attend, ask questions or make comments on any item on the agenda.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

High tech fish transport system set up to ‘whoosh’ salmon past Big Bar landslide

Fish will spend about 20 seconds inside the system, moving at roughly 20 metres per second

Clinton RCMP seek assistance in Canoe Creek hit and run

A pedestrian was sent to hospital with serious injuries after vehicle failed to stop

A second wave of COVID-19 is probable, if history tells us anything

B.C.’s top doctor says that what health officials have learned this round will guide response in future

Hungry hawk versus reluctant rattler showdown caught on camera

Not the first time photographer was in right place at right time to document an unusual encounter

Evacuation Alert issued for properties in Cache Creek

Low-lying properties adjacent to Bonaparte River, and east of Collins Road, affected

Kelowna man charged with harming a hamster

The 20-year-old Kelowna man faces several animal cruelty charges

Trudeau to seek 10 days of paid sick leave for Canadian workers, says talks are ongoing

Paid sick leave is key to keeping COVID-19 spread under control, prime minister says

COVID-19 checkpoints ‘up to them,’ Bonnie Henry says of remote B.C. villages

Support local tourism economy, but only if you’re invited in

Vancouver Island hasn’t seen a new homegrown case of COVID-19 in two weeks

Island’s low and steady transmission rate chalked up to several factors

Eight people arrested in Victoria homeless camp after enforcement order issued

Those living in tents were given until May 20 to move indoors

Andrew Weaver says he was ready to defeat John Horgan government

Independent MLA blasts B.C. Greens over LNG opposition

44% fewer passengers flew on Canadian airlines in March 2020 than in 2019

COVID-19 pandemic has hit airlines hard as travel remains low

Commercial rent relief applications open as feds encourage landlords to apply

Program would see government cover 50 per cent of the rent

Most Read