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

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.