Striking A Balance – Making the switch to cold weather activities

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

Visiting Wildlife

Bears have been spotted in Clinton. Please ensure that you remove fruit from any trees in your yard, do not put garbage out overnight and do not leave pet food outdoors. These only serve to attract the bears into your yard. If they become too bold or are deemed nuisance bears, they end up being destroyed.

There has also been a cougar sighting in Clinton. Keep your pets and your kids close. There is not much food up in the hills for the bears and cougars so they are venturing down into our towns. Be on the alert, especially after dark.

Clinton Council Meeting

Due to the Union of BC Municipalities Conference that is being held from Sept. 22-26, there will be only one regular meeting of the Village of Clinton Council in September. It is on Wednesday, Sept. 10 beginning at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers. As usual, members of the public are welcome to attend.

Soap Box Derby Postponed

The Soap Box Derby that had been scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 13 has been postponed due to lack of volunteers to organize the event. Watch for its return in the spring of 2015.

Sportsmen Association Meeting

The regular meeting of the Clinton & District Outdoor Sportsmen Association will be held on Saturday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Legion basement. New members are welcome.

StitchnTime

The StitchnTime crafters group has started up again after recessing for the summer. This is a group of stitchers who get together at the Clinton Health and Wellness Center every Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. to visit and work on their creations.

There are some who crochet, and knitters and those who do embroidery. Whatever your preference, just bring it along and be prepared to have fun. Bring your own supplies and what ever project you are working on and check it out. 

The more experienced stitchers are only too happy to help out anyone who is learning and/or struggling with their work. There is no pressure and no obligation to attend every week if you are not able to.

Clinton Quilters & Crafters

A group of quilters started this group last year and are continuing with it again. They get together at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays in the Clinton Seniors Centre at 217 Smith Ave. If you are a quilter or would like to become one then drop in and check out what they are doing. New members are welcome. There is a small $2 drop in fee that helps cover the rental of the space.

Clinton Lions 50 Years Old

Fifty years ago, in 1964 the Clinton and District Lions Club came into being with 22 charter members (of which only one remains active).

Over the years they have donated time, materials, athletic equipment, play ground assembly and much more to the community. They still provide their famous beef in a bun following the parade every year.

On Saturday, Sept. 20, the Clinton Lions will host their 50th Anniversary Celebration in the Clinton Memorial Hall. They are expecting up to 75 Lions and Lionesses to attend.

The Clinton Lions Club currently has 12 members. Anyone who is interested in joining this community group is asked to contact Lois Thomson at 250-459-7729 or Bernie Nieuwenhuis at 250-459-2409 for information.

Clinton Fall Craft Sale

The Clinton Communities in Bloom Committee is gearing up for their major fundraising event of the year.

The Sixth Annual Clinton Fall Craft Sale will be held on Saturday, Oct. 25 in the Clinton Memorial Hall. Table bookings are now being accepted.

If you are a crafter and you would like information or if you’d like to book a table please contact Susan Swan at sscountrysquire@gmail.com, phone 250-459-2224 (between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. or leave a message at any other time) or drop by Country Squire Gift Shop in Clinton.

This event is for crafters, not home-based businesses, and the funds raised by the CiB Committee are used to further the Communities in Bloom initiatives in Clinton.

Susan Swan

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