Christine Johnstone talking about  Clinton CiB at their Seedy Sunday.

Christine Johnstone talking about Clinton CiB at their Seedy Sunday.

Striking A Balance – Seedy Sunday and savoury Mother’s Day dinner

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

All Candidates Forum

The Clinton and District Economic Development Society hosted an All Candidates forum at the Clinton Memorial Hall on Apr. 30.

Over 70 people turned out to hear from the four candidates running in our Fraser-Nicola riding for upcoming provincial election. Each candidate was given a chance to make opening remarks before answering questions from members of the audience.

Moderator Andy May kept the candidates’ answers to two minutes before giving the next one a chance to give his or her answer.

After just over two hours there did not appear to be any clear winner of the debate. All took the opportunity to present parts of their party’s platform while answering the questions put to them.

It will be interesting to see which of these four wins at the ballot box on May 14.

Seedy Sunday

Last Sunday was a great day to get lots of garden-related information at the First Annual Seedy Sunday in Clinton.

The Clinton Communities in Bloom Committee hosted the event in the Clinton Memorial Hall on May 5. Workshops and displays on composting, dehydrating, noxious weeds, lasagne gardening, winter sowing and seed cleaning were only part of the fun.

There were plants, seeds, garden books, contests, information, and a kid’s corner. Everyone who attended went home with something. As people entered they were each given a free package of CFL light bulbs courtesy of BC Hydro.

The CiB Committee members were pleased with how well their first Seedy Sunday turned out. Even the weather cooperated!

Mother’s Day Family Dinner

The Clinton Cleavages (a dedicated group that raises funds for breast cancer research) is hosting a Mother’s Day Family Roast Pork Supper and Fashion Show on Saturday, May 11 in the Clinton Memorial Hall. Doors open at 5:30 with dinner served at 6 p.m.

Tickets are available from Lois at 250-459-7729 or Marian at 250-459-7036. Children under two can get in for free. Purchasing your tickets in advance is greatly appreciated and all proceeds will go to Breast Cancer Research.

Annual Ball Tickets Still Available

There are still some tickets available for the Clinton Annual Ball that will be held on Saturday, May 18. Ticket sales close on May 12 so you don’t have much time left to get one.

As well as a sit-down dinner there will be dancing to the Cariboo Gold Dance Band with the Perfect Match entertaining during the band intermissions. Clinton’s own Mill Girl Follies will also be on hand to entertain.

Tickets are available at the Clinton Coffee House, Clinton Emporium or Country Squire Gift Shop or by calling 250-459-7725.

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a celebration honouring mothers and motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there. What I wouldn’t give to be able to say that to my mother. Although she left this earth in 2006, I hold dear all the things she did for me and all the things I learned from her over the years.

Clinton Farmers Market Reopens

The Clinton Farmers Market is reopening for the season on Thursday, May 16. As in past years the market will be held at 1600 Cariboo Hwy beside the Country Squire Gift Shop.

To mark the opening of the market for the 2013 season there will be no charge to set up on May 16 and there will be free coffee for vendors and visitors alike.

For information you can call Susan at 250-459-2224.

Susan Swan