Captain Karl Hansen (left) and Chief Wayne Walch (right) present Deputy Chief John Engelhart with his 25-year pin

Captain Karl Hansen (left) and Chief Wayne Walch (right) present Deputy Chief John Engelhart with his 25-year pin

Striking A Balance – Service Awards given out to firefighters

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

Hockey Tournament Winners

The final hockey tournament of the season that was played in Clinton on the weekend of March 8-9 was very well attended and enjoyed by all those who took the time to take in a game or two.

The results were: First – the Quesnel Team from Ashcroft; Second, the Warren team from Lillooet; Third was the team that called itself ‘Clinton’ and Fourth was the Dougherty Team, also from Clinton.

There were three more teams but I haven’t been able to find out where they placed. Suffice it to say that all the players played hard and had fun and that’s what it’s all about!

Daffodil Tea

The Clinton Seniors Association hosted a very successful Daffodil Tea on Wednesday, March 12. A total of 94 people attended the event and another 43 take-out orders were delivered to businesses and shut-ins around town.

This was the first time they had potted daffodils as well as cut ones for sale. The potted ones sold out quickly. The bake table was also totally sold out.

It was a lovely kick-off to spring and part of the proceeds go the Cancer Research.

Fire Fighters Honoured

Deputy Chief John Engelhart was surprised with a dinner and awards to honour the 25 years he has given to the Clinton Volunteer Fire Department.

Mayor Jim Rivett, Chief Wayne Walch and Captain Karl Hansen presented Engelhart with a framed picture, mug and 25-year pin. Messages of congratulations were received from Cathy McLeod, MP; Jackie Tegart MLA and Clinton VFD member Bernice Weihs-Torheiden who could not attend.

Member Ned Horsley was also presented with a 10-year pin for his service and dedication to the Clinton VFD. Mayor Rivett thanked both men for their continued service to their community.

Almost all members of the Clinton VFD and several of their spouses along with the Mayor and Coun. Susan Swan attended the dinner on March 15 which was held at Gold Mountain Restaurant in Clinton.

It takes commitment to serve your community as a fire fighter. The men and women who fill this capacity in our communities deserve our thanks for giving so freely of their time to keep us and our properties safe.

Clinton Seniors

The Clinton Seniors Association will hold their regular general meeting following a noon lunch at the Seniors Centre at 217 Smith Avenue.

If you are a senior who is new to Clinton and you would like to get together with others seniors to plan activities and events then you are welcome to drop in. You can check them out without committing to anything. They will make you welcome.

147th Clinton Annual Ball

Plans are well underway for the 147th Clinton Annual Ball, which will be held on May 17 in the Clinton Memorial Hall.

Back by popular demand this year are the Evergreen Drifters. Dance the night away following a three course sit-down dinner.

Tickets are available by calling 250-459-7725 or by email at If you are in Clinton you can also purchase tickets at the Clinton Emporium, Clinton Coffee House and Country Squire Gift Shop.

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