Clinton 2013 Grads: (l-r) Meghan Burrage

Clinton 2013 Grads: (l-r) Meghan Burrage

Striking A Balance – Grad Night and more 150/50 activities

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

Annual HCA Yard Sale

The Clinton Health Care Auxiliary held their Annual Yard Sale in the Clinton Memorial Hall on Saturday June 1. Vendors and shoppers were glad to be indoors since the weather was cold and damp.

The sale was very busy in the morning. With people checking out the variety of crafts, plants, and the wide assortment of yard sale items on display.

The Health Care Auxiliary and Legion Ladies Auxiliary both had tables of baked good for sale. Those tables attracted lots of customers and by the end of the sale most of the baking was gone.

Things slowed down considerably after lunch. Perhaps many of the would-be shoppers were attending the graduation ceremonies at David Stoddart School.

DSS Grad 2013

The gymnasium at David Stoddart School was transformed into a tropical paradise for the graduation ceremonies on June 1. It was a welcome relief from the cold, cloudy weather outside.

There were only four graduates this year; Meghan Burrage, Dustin Coldwell, Morgan Frowd and Tabitha Perlitz. Even so, the gymnasium was packed with family, friends and well wishers.

Meghan Burrage and Dustin Coldwell took the majority of scholarships and bursaries as both are going on to further their education.

Having watched these young people growing up in our community, it was amazing to see them now as young adults, dressed in their finery and looking forward to what ever the future brings them.

Good luck to each and every one of them as they leave school and venture out into the world that awaits them.

150/50 Run-Walk

Tie on your running shoes and join in the 5km run/walk or the 10km run on Saturday, June 8.

There is a 9 a.m. registration at David Stoddart School with and entry fee of $15 for adults and $10 for students. All proceeds will go to the food bank.

Call Rolly Higginbottom at 250-459-2487 for more information.

Family Fishing Derby

The Clinton and District Outdoor Sportsmen Association will host their annual Family Fishing Derby from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 16 (Father’s Day).

In conjunction with Fish BC there will be no fishing license required for that one day.

There is no entry fee and there will be a free concession. There will also be a $50 prize draw for a boat captain and over $400 in prizes to be awarded.

150/50 Events

More 150/50 Events planned for June include a Kids Bicycle Rodeo on June 15, Geocaching on June 22, Legion Ladies Auxiliary Community BBQ on June 23 and a Geocaching Poker Run from June 29 to July 7.

If the organizers of these events would give me the details I could share them with the readers of this column.

Clinton celebrates official naming day

On June 11, Clinton will return to simpler times.

Highway travelers will notice a toll booth in front of the Village Office from 10 a.m. until noon. Afterwards, everyone is invited to the Clinton Memorial Hall where Queen Victoria and her Royal Subjects (David Stoddart School students) will officially name Clinton.

This 150th birthday will be celebrated with cake and refreshments. Come and help celebrate!