Support for Clinton seniors’ housing

The Hon. Rich Coleman was in Clinton recently, to meet with the Clnton and District Assisted Living Society

Mayor Jim Rivett (l) and members of the Clinton and District Assisted Living Society met with MLA Jackie Tegart (second from l) and the Hon. Rich Coleman (third from r) on May 21

Mayor Jim Rivett (l) and members of the Clinton and District Assisted Living Society met with MLA Jackie Tegart (second from l) and the Hon. Rich Coleman (third from r) on May 21

Old Timers’ Tea

The food was good and the chatter was lively as friends old and new gathered at the Clinton Memorial Hall on Friday, May 27 for the annual Old Timers’ Tea.

Every year a dedicated group of volunteers prepares the goodies for this event. This year the David Stoddart School Grade eight class served the tea and coffee and made sure the plates of goodies were replenished.

There were expressions of delight as old friends came together to reminisce about bygone years. This event is looked forward to by many as a time to reconnect. Kudos to those who work each year to keep this tradition alive.

Clinton Annual Parade

By all accounts, the parade that wound its way through Clinton on Saturday, May 28 was a good one.

As a councillor for the Village of Clinton I was privileged to ride in the parade again this year. The one downside to that is the fact that if you are in the parade, you don’t get a chance to actually see the parade.

There were several classic cars, floats, and equestrian entries. A can-can dance troupe attended from Fort Moody, as did Clinton’s own Mill Girl Follies. Both High Bar First Nation and Whispering Pines Clinton Indian Band entered floats this year.

Mayor Jim Rivett was invited to ride the High Bar float, while TNRD director Sally Watson and Clinton councillors Diana Guerin and Susan Swan rode in the Historic Hat Creek Ranch stagecoach.

Unfortunately, I do not know which floats won which ribbons except for one. The Hat Creek stagecoach garnered a first place ribbon in the equestrian division, and those of us riding in the coach earned a third place ribbon for our period costumes.

Congratulations to everyone who took the time to enter the parade, and thanks to all who came out to cheer us on. Even the weather smiled on us during the parade.

Seniors’ supportive housing

The Clinton and District Assisted Living Society has been working diligently for more than four years to bring some much-needed seniors’ housing to Clinton. On Saturday, May 21 they met at the former Clinton Elementary School property (the preferred site for such a facility) with the Hon. Rich Coleman and local MLA Jackie Tegart.

As the Minister Responsible for Housing, Mr. Coleman had some questions and suggestions for the group. Mayor Jim Rivett was also in attendance at the meeting to show support for the project.

The Society members are very appreciative of Minister Coleman’s time to discuss the project.

Health Auxiliary yard sale

The Clinton Health Auxiliary will hold their annual yard sale in the Clinton Memorial Hall on Saturday, June 4 from 10:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. As usual there will be fresh baking and lots of interesting items.

Come out and support them as they raise funds for health-related projects in Clinton. This group also provides a bursary for a David Stoddart student who is going into a health-related field.

If you would like to rent a table, please call Helen Prevost at (250) 459-2522 or Elaine Marchant at (250) 459-7085.

Village of Clinton council meetings

The Village of Clinton Council meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month in the council chambers at the Village Office.

Members of the public are welcome to attend, and there is an opportunity to comment or ask questions of items on that meeting’s agenda. Council agendas and minutes of the meetings are posted on the Village website at www.village.clinton.bc.ca.