Striking A Balance – The celebration isn’t stopping

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

The Big Bar Ski Trails

Presentation to Variety

Councillor Wayne Marchant made a presentation to Variety – The Childrens Charity from the Village of Clinton residents during the Variety Show of Hearts Telethon on Sunday, Jan. 26, turning over a $6,000 cheque, representing the funds raised by the residents and groups of Clinton.

In addition to the funds raised at the Clinton Variety Show in November, several groups and individuals donated more funds to bring the amount up.

The Village of Clinton really is the little town with the big heart!

Health Care Auxiliary

The Clinton Health Care Auxiliary is a group that raises funds to boost health care in Clinton. They have purchased items for the Health Centre, donated towards equipment for the Fire Rescue Truck and have hosted numerous Health and Wellness Fairs.

Now they need your help. The Auxiliary has been in existence for over 40 years in Clinton but lately membership has been declining. They are looking for new members and both men and women are welcome. New members may bring new ideas and enthusiasm.

The group meets the second Tuesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at the Health Centre. There is a small annual membership fee to join. If you feel this is something you would be interested in then please attend the next meeting on Feb. 11.

Cross Country Skiing

The trails have been groomed and were in perfect condition. The Clinton Snow Jockey Club members are hoping for more snow to improve the trails. This club is a non-profit society run entirely on a volunteer basis. They strive to promote cross country skiing as a healthy and affordable choice of recreation for all ages.

The club needs help to cover costs of equipment maintenance and repairs as well as the upkeep of the trails and facilities. They are in need of a newer snowmobile to replace the antiquated one they have been using for grooming trails. If anyone has one for a minimal cost or as a donation to the club it would be greatly appreciated.

The Snow Jockey Executive includes President Jennifer Buis, Vice President Rolly Higginbottom, Secretary Colleen Langton, Treasurer Janet Lowe, and Directors Ron Gauthier, Carol Higginbottom, Michelle Nelson and Richard Burrage.

New members are welcome and dues may be paid at McConnell Accounting. Membership dues are $35 per individual or $55 for a family. You can also let Janet Lowe of McConnell Accounting know if you have a snowmobile that would be suitable for the club.

150/50 Celebration Ends

But the 150/50 Committee says, “Wouldn’t it be great if we could keep that momentum going?”

Here’s your chance. There will be a meeting on Feb. 5 at 7 pm in Council Chambers to discuss how the 150/50 Committee concept can be used as a model for the continued collaboration between non profit groups in Clinton. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Susan Swan

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