Striking a Balance – Winter no excuse not to get out and have fun

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

Family Day Activities

The Clinton Snow Jockey Club will host a Family Fun Day starting about 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 11. There will be hot chocolate, coffee and hot dogs at the trailhead. Park at the Big Bar Road parking lot and enjoy the trails.

If skiing isn’t your thing, bring the kids and enjoy activities in Reg Conn Centennial Park from noon to 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11. Integris Credit Union is sponsoring snowshoe races, sledding, cross country ski races and snowman building contests. There will be free hot dogs, cocoa and coffee. This is a 150/50 Anniversary event.

Get out and enjoy the outdoors on this, the first Family Day holiday in BC.

Pancake Breakfast

St. Peter’s Catholic Church members invite everyone to their annual Pancake Breakfast on Tuesday, Feb. 12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Legion basement.

Museum Society AGM

The South Cariboo Historical Museum Society is holding their Annual General Meeting at 4 p.m. in the Meeting Room at the south end of the Village Office Building.

If you are interested in helping to preserve the history of Clinton and area you are welcome to attend.

Citizen of the Year

The Village of Clinton 2012 Citizen of the Year will be announced on Wednesday, Feb. 13. A reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room adjacent to the Council Chambers prior to the regular council meeting at 7 p.m. The Citizen of the Year will be announced at the beginning of the council meeting.

Everyone is welcome to attend and honour the 2012 Citizen of the Year.

Health Centre Hours

The Clinton Health and Wellness Centre is now open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed over lunch) with nurse Meghan Nairn in attendance.

Wednesday mornings are still reserved for lab work.

Dr. Wood will be available Mondays except Feb. 11. He will attend on Tuesday, Feb. 12 instead. Phone 1-877-499-6599 to make an appointment.

Fishing Derby

Sunday, Feb. 17 from daylight to noon the Clinton and District Outdoor Sportsman Association will host an ice-fishing derby at Beaverdam Lake as another 150/50 Anniversary event.

There is a $10 entry fee: all monies will be paid back in cash prizes.

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