Striking a Balance – Walking, running and aerobic fun

A regular column of community news and events in Clinton.

Thanks for Your Comments

It was very gratifying to have people call or drop in to my shop to say how pleased they were that I was writing this column. As I said last week, I will do my best to keep people informed as to what is happening in Clinton. But I can’t do it alone. If you know of something that is coming up, please don’t assume that I know about it. I would much rather have several people let me know about something that is coming up than find out about it after the fact. If you are a member of a group or organization please let me know what your group is planning or doing so I can pass it on.

Walking the Beat in Clinton

Many Clinton residents and business owners are getting used to seeing the local RCMP members on foot patrol in Clinton. This is something that has not been seen in Clinton for many years. The first time tow of the members walked the beat this summer it caused quite a stir. Many people commented on how nice it was to see a visible police presence in town.

When the new Commanding Officer, Cpl. Mike Eling first arrived in Clinton Mayor Rivett took him around and introduced him to most of the business owners in town. Several said it was a much nicer way to meet a new member rather than when they are responding to an incident. Keep up the good work, guys!

Legion Events

The Clinton Branch of the RCL is open Tuesday to Saturday from 3-10 p.m. You can drop in to play crib on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and Texas Hold’em on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. with a $20 buy in.

Friday evenings you can take a break from cooking and drop by the Legion for a BBQ dinner. On Friday, Sept. 14 there will be Karaoke following the steak BBQ.

Come out and support your local Legion.

David Stoddart School

Susan Schalles, principal of David Stoddart School, reminds Clinton residents that the Fitness Park at the school is not just for the students.

The Fitness Park is open to the community outside of regular school hours. If you have a Smartphone you can download videos showing how to safely perform the exercises appropriate for each piece of equipment. Those who do not have a Smartphone can still use the equipment using the directions posted with each piece.

Terry Fox Run

The staff and students of David Stoddart School will be participating in the Terry Fox Run on Thurs., Sept. 27 from 10:45 a.m. to noon.

Community members are welcome. Contact Lorna Conrad at 250-459-2508 for more information.

Community Yard Sale

There will be a community yard sale on Sat., Sept. 15 at 305 Foster Ave. (behind the Clinton Library). The sale runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and anyone is welcome to come and set up. There is no charge but you are asked to supply your own tables. For more information call 250-459-2530.

Susan Swan