Children’s foot race from last year’s rodeo

Striking A Balance – New holidays, new clubs

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

Family Day

The Clinton Snow Jockey Club hosted a Fun Day of the Big Bar Ski Trails on a cold but bright Sunday, Feb. 9 in honour of BC’s Family Day.

One does have to wonder why the BC Family Day is on Feb. 10 when Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario hold theirs on Feb. 17? Manitoba also has a holiday on Feb. 17 for Louis Riel Day. The USA celebrates Washington’s Birthday/Presidents’ Day on Feb. 17.

Is our February holiday out there all by itself because we are so unique? Does anyone know why we don’t celebrate Family Day the same weekend as the rest of the provinces that honour it? Just wondering!

Agriculture Association

The Clinton Agriculture Association Annual General Meeting is Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Clinton Library. The Association encourages every one who has an interest in the Clinton Rodeo to come out and support them. They are looking for new faces and new ideas.

If you would like to help out but can’t make the meeting you can call Katie McCullough at 250-459-2172 or Jane Munro at 250-459-2573.

Ice Fishing Derby

The Clinton and District Outdoor Sportsmen Association invites everyone to an ice-fishing derby on Sunday, Feb. 16 from daylight until noon at Beaver Dam Lake.

There is a $10 entry fee, payable at the lake. A fishing licence is required to take part. There will be a concession and cash prizes will be awarded.

Minor Hockey Skills Competition

The Clinton Minor Hockey will hold the Second Annual Skills Competition for ages 18 and under (Clinton minor hockey kids only) on Sunday, Feb. 23 from 4-5 p.m. in the Clinton Arena. There will be drill sessions similar to those held last year and a hockey game if enough kids show up.

Be at the arena by 3:30 to register.

Recycling Paint, Etc.

Thanks to the TNRD, the Clinton Eco Depot can now accept left over paint, flammables, pesticides and aerosols for recycling.

This new household-hazardous waste recycling service, Paint Plus, is part of the stewardship partnership with the Product Care Association. This is a not-for-profit industry association that manages product stewardship programs across Canada.

Paint Plus is for residential amounts only. No commercial waste will be accepted and materials must be in their original containers, sealed, with no leaks and with the labels intact.

Please visit the Product Care Association’s website at productcare.org for volumes and types of materials that will be accepted.

Clinton Stitchers

If you are looking for a way to get out of the house and meet with like minded stitchers (knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, etc.) then drop by the StitchnTime at the Clinton Health and Wellness Centre from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesdays.

Bring whatever you are working on and be with other stitchers who are only too happy to help beginners.

Quilters Welcome

If quilting is your thing then there is a group for you, too. A group of quilters meets every Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Clinton Seniors Centre on Smith Avenue to work on projects. New members are welcome to join them.

TOPS

If you made a resolution to lose some weight this year and you need a little encouragement, drop by the Clinton Health and Wellness Centre on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. That is when the TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets to weigh in and learn healthy ways of loosing weight. New members are welcome.

Clinton Fitness Room

Perhaps you need a little exercise to help with that weight lose or to help you tone up. The fitness room in the south end of the Municipal Office is ready for your use with stationary bicycles, treadmill, various fitness videos, etc.

Drop by the Village Office and talk to the staff about accessing the fitness room.

Susan Swan

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