Dave Stoddart School fed the community and showed off its new  look at a community open house.

Dave Stoddart School fed the community and showed off its new look at a community open house.

Striking a Balance – New Stoddart School off to a running start

Community news and events in and around the Clinton area.

School Open House

The students and staff of David Stoddart School hosted an open house barbecue and tour of the school on Thursday, Sept. 13.

It was a chance for invited guests to see the improvements that have been made to the school to make it a successful Kindergarten to Grade 12 school.

It was also a chance for parents, students, staff, elected officials and others to mingle and tour the facilities and grounds. There have been significant changes since my sons graduated from David Stoddart in 2006.

Thank you to those hard workers who cooked up the burgers and hot dogs.

Terry Fox Run

Don’t forget to join the students and staff of David Stoddart School from 10:45 a.m. to noon on Sept. 27 for the Terry Fox Run.

Clinton Art Show

The Clinton Art and Cultural Society will host their annual Art and Artisan Show and Sale from Friday, Oct. 5 (opening reception) to Sunday, Oct. 7 in the Clinton Memorial Hall.

Come and see just how much talent there is in the area and support the efforts of the artists and artisans as they display their works.

Annual Fall Craft Sale

The Clinton CiB Garden Club members are busy planning their Fourth Annual Fall Craft Sale for Saturday, Oct. 27.

Anyone wishing information or a registration form to be part of this event can contact Susan at 250-459-2224 or email countrysquire@bcwireless.com.

UBCM

I won’t have a column next week as, like most regional and municipal elected officials in BC, I will be attending the UBCM convention in Victoria.

According to their website, “The Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) is an organization that has served and represented the interests of local governments in BC since 1905.

…UBCM initiates, monitors, interprets and reacts where such changes could have an effect on local governments and the communities they serve.”

The annual UBCM Convention brings local politicians and Cabinet Ministers together to discuss the impact of provincial policies, funding, etc., on local issues. And municipal politicians from all over the province also get to meet and network with each other to talk about their towns and cities.

It gives communities a voice. Many municipalities send resolutions to the convention to be debated and voted on by your elected officials. Those that are endorsed are then forwarded directly to the Provincial Government.