A delighted Legion President Marian Nelson accepts a $5000 cheque from Ladies Auxiliary President Christine Stella.

Striking a Balance – Legion Week begins with a bang in Clinton

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

Bike Winners

As stated in my column last week, the RCMP Bicycle Rodeo on June 15 had sponsors for the 10 bikes that could be won by the children participating in the event. Those bikes were won by Jaida Carrier, Arwyn Simard, Ethan Belin, Bailey Annette, Ethan Belissario, Paige Annette, Cale Townsend, Emma Wedler, Liam, and Cassidy Fletcher.

Congratulations to the winners and a special thanks to the sponsors who made these prizes available.

Literacy Family Fun Day

Hosted by Clinton Community Literacy this event was held on Saturday, June 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Reg Conn Centennial Park.

Families enjoyed a free lunch, face painting for the kids (of all ages), Scavenger Hunt, Seed Planting, Art table, story telling, fish pond, sidewalk chalk art and more. There were books for all ages that were free for the taking as well as prizes to be won.

The organizers estimate between 30 and 40 children took part with families coming and going throughout the four hour event. Even though the grounds were very wet, everyone had a great time and the rain held off until it was all over.

Congratulations to the organizers for another successful 150/50 event in Clinton.

Cairn Builder Honoured

In order to commemorate the junction of the two roads that meet in Clinton, the original Cariboo Wagon Road over Pavilion Mountain and the Cariboo Highway up the canyon, a cairn was constructed in the 1950’s.

Recently, Richard and Gloria Smith and Ross Smith placed a plaque on that Cairn to commemorate the efforts of Richard’s brother, Derward Smith, who built the Cairn. Ross is Derward’s son.

Acting on a request by Richard, Council endorsed this project, agreeing that Derward’s name should appear on the Cairn. The Smith family now feels that Clinton means more to their family than just another little town.

Council Meetings

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

The public is welcome to attend, ask questions related to items on the agenda and see how local government works.

Canada Day

Make plans to be in Reg Conn Centennial Park on July 1 for Canada Day.

In addition to the usual flag raising, games for all ages, free hotdogs and birthday cake, the Mill Girl Follies will be on hand to entertain. You don’t want to miss Clinton’s Can-can troupe in the bandshell.

Seniors Association

On your way to the park for the Canada Day festivities, drop by the Clinton Seniors Centre on Smith Ave. for their annual Canada Day Yard Sale.

Check out the baking, the bargains, and the games of chance and support the Clinton Seniors Association.

Legion Week Kick Off

Royal Canadian Legion #194, Clinton Branch kicked off Legion Week on June 23 with a free community barbecue.

Member Isabel Haining resided over a ‘Toonies for Troops’ table where donations were being taken to support Canadian troops, while Legion President Marian Nelson and Clinton & District Outdoor Sportsmen Association member Rolly Higginbottom kept the burgers and hotdogs coming until everyone was fed. Salads and two kinds of cake rounded out the meal.

Following the barbecue the Legion Ladies Auxiliary had a surprise for the Legion. LA President Christine Stella presented Legion 194 President Marian Nelson with a $5,000 cheque. That amount represents a lot of bake sales, dinners, etc. that the LA has held. Nelson was pleased to accept the cheque, which will help out with Legion expenses.

Susan Swan

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