Members of the Kamloops Harley Owner’s Association (HOG) stop at a Clinton checkpoint during their annual Poker Run. Close to 700 riders passed through the checkstop on their way to Lone Butte and Little Fort before heading back to Kamloops. The Poker Run raises money for Muscular Dystrophy.

Striking A Balance – HOG runs and barbecues take over Clinton

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

Kamloops H.O.G.s in Clinton

You would be forgiven if you thought Clinton was being over run on Saturday, June 14.

The Kamloops Chapter of the Harley Owners Group was holding their 26th Annual Poker Run and one of the checkpoints was in Clinton.

The rain, heavy at times did little to dampen the spirits of these determined participants who travelled from Kamloops to checkpoints in Clinton, Lone Butte and Little Fort before returning to Kamloops.

The checkpoint in Clinton was behind the Cariboo Lodge and was staffed by members of the Clinton Volunteer Fire Department. They estimate that close to 700 people passed through the checkpoint.

The roar of Harleys lasted throughout the entire morning as group after group of bikes headed north. Hopefully they all arrived safe, if somewhat damp to the final stop back in Kamloops.

Arrival of Summer

According to the calendar, summer arrives with the Summer Solstice on June 21. We can only hope that the summer-like weather arrives with it.

This past week has felt like we were getting our April showers (which we did not have in April this year) so does that mean we will now get some May weather?

Who knows? At least everything is nice and green and the risk of wildfires is low. So it’s not all bad.

Legion Events

The Clinton Legion, Branch 194, is holding a Steak BBQ and Karaoke on  June 20 at the Legion. Members and non-members are welcome to attend.

On June 24 the Legion is hosting a free Community BBQ also at the Legion at 6 p.m. Information about the Legion will be available for anyone considering signing up for membership.

Council Meetings

The regular meetings of Council are held on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month beginning at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers.

Attending meetings is a good way to see your elected officials in action. And being a municipal election year, it is also a good way for anyone thinking of running for office to see how a municipal council functions.

Agendas and minutes of council meetings are posted at

Susan Swan

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