Striking A Balance – Pre-register your soap box for the big race

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

Soapbox Derby in Clinton

The Clinton Soapbox Derby will be held on Saturday, Oct. 17. Participants are asked to meet at Cariboo Avenue beside David Stoddart School. Inspection time is at 10 a.m. with start time at 11. Participants must be pre-registered at least three days prior to the event.

Call Sandi Burrage 250) 459- 7162 or Diana Guerin 250 459-7756 for more information.

PAC Needs Members

The Clinton Parents Advisory Comittee is asking parents of children in the school to attend the PAC meetings, which are held one Monday per month at 6:30 in the school library. Sitters can be provided.

The PAC raises funds to provide things for the students that are not covered by provincial funding, like  sports and recreational equipment, trips and more.

The next PAC meeting is on Monday, Oct. 19 in the school library. Plan to attend and see what you can do to make school life better for your children.

Curling Club AGM

The Clinton Curling Club is holding their Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Curling Club.

Anyone who is interested in curling this season is welcome to attend. Even if you have never curled before you are welcome, as there is always someone to guide you as you learn the basics. This is a fun sport with friendly competition and camaraderie.

Clinton Country Artists

The Clinton Country Artists and friends will hold a show and sale on Friday, Oct. 23 (7-9 p.m.,), Saturday, Oct. 24 (11 a.m. – 5 p.m.) and Sunday, Oct. 25 (11 a.m. – 4 p.m.) in the Legion basement.

Come and check out the paintings, photography, woodcarvings, jewellery, pottery and leatherwork.

Clinton Fall Craft Sale

On Saturday, Oct. 24 the Clinton Communities in Bloom Committee will host the Seventh Annual Fall Craft Sale in the Clinton Memorial Hall. The sale runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There will be a variety of unique crafts, homemade soaps, knitting, sewing, leatherwork, baked goods, jewellery, art and lots of gift suggestions. A concession on site will offer  meatless chili, regular chili, a variety of soups, muffins, tea and coffee.

You could take in both the Country Artists Show and the Craft Sale and enjoy lunch too.

Susan Swan

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