(l-r): Jordy McKague

(l-r): Jordy McKague

Striking a Balance – Grads ready for the world

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

Grads at Camp We’re Outta Here

The David Stoddart School Grads of 2014 held their grad ceremony in the Clinton Memorial Hall, which was delightfully decorated in an outdoors/sportsman theme.

Family, friends and community members were on hand to wish them well in their future endeavours and to congratulate them for graduating.

Two of the grads, Shyanne and Jordy plan to take a welding course at Thompson Rivers University while Blain plans on taking a Bachelor of Arts Program, also at TRU. Kevin will be attending classes to become a Conservation Officer through Lethbridge College after winning the Extreme College Makeover. Collin has decided to continue working at West Fraser Mill to earn some money while he decides which direction to go in life.

It was a lovely ceremony with the grads receiving their diplomas, a photo of the five of them together and a letter of congratulations from MLA Jackie Tegart. Following the ceremony the grads moved to Reg Conn Centennial Park for photos.

The grads finished off the day back at the hall with family and invited guests enjoying a barbecue dinner.

Congratulations to Shyanne Antoine, Kevin Boys, Jordy McKague, Collin Painter and Blain Pigeon.

Council Meeting

The next regular meeting of the Village of Clinton Council is on Wednesday, June 25 at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers.

Members of the public are always welcome to attend.

Canada Day

The Clinton Canada Day celebration will be held in Reg Conn Centennial Park as in past years. It promises to have events for the entire family.

It kicks off at 11 a.m. with the opening ceremony including the flag raising, singing of O’Canada and welcome speech by Mayor Jim Rivett.

There will be free hot dogs and drinks at noon, followed by the cutting of the ‘big cake’ in honour of Canada’s 147th birthday.

At 12:30 you can treat the kids to the Andrew Twisty Performance and twisty balloons. The Gold Country Geo Cache windup is scheduled for 2 p.m.

In addition to the Clinton Fire Department display, there will be a display honouring the 40th anniversary of BC Ambulance. Clinton Literacy will have a display and activities.

With the Seniors Yard Sale, lots of games, face painting and the Lions Club Fishing Derby there will be no shortage of things to do.

Hope to see you there.

Cricket in Clinton

The Public Works staff have been busy preparing Elliott Park for a Cricket Tournament on Saturday, July 5. Watch for more information next week.

Music in the Park

The Music in the Park series that was held in Reg Conn Centennial Park last summer was enjoyed so much that Clinton is doing it all again.

The Spirit of Clinton Committee (that grew out of the 150/50 Committee of 2013) has been busy lining up talent and preparing to keep us all entertained.

The first FREE Music in the Park for this year will be on Saturday, July 5 beginning at 7 p.m. with The Great Plains, featuring Saskia and Darrel in the Bandshell.

Their bio asks, “What do you get when you cross a folk/roots singer-songwriter from a Dutch background with a Saskatchewan, blues-rock guitar playing Metis……sparks probably!” This duo has toured extensively and performed with the likes of Gary Fjellgaard, Valdy and many more. And we are lucky enough to have them coming to perform in Clinton!

Bring you chairs or blankets, and bring the family for some musical fun in the park.

The Spirit of Clinton Committee is looking for local vendors who would like to set up in the park during these concerts. Any one interested can drop by the Clinton Coffee House for information.

Susan Swan