The Rundown: Clinton News

The Daffodil Tea is on March 14, ‘Paint & Sip’ returns, a St. Patrick’s Day party, and more.

By Raven Nyman

Don’t forget the Daffodil Tea

A reminder that the Clinton Seniors’ Association will host its annual Daffodil Tea this Wednesday, March 14 at the Clinton Memorial Hall. The event will take place from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. For a cost of $5, those who attend the Tea will enjoy Strawberry Shortcake and get to take home a daffodil. There will also be a table of home-baked goods available, as well as a “Guessing Game” and door prize. For take-out orders in Clinton, be sure to call (250) 459-2254.

St. Patrick’s Day party at Old School’s Bar & Grill

A St. Patrick’s Day party will be held at Old School’s Bar & Grill in Clinton on Saturday, March 17 from 7 to 10:30 p.m. The event will feature live music, and will include spot dances, door prizes, and special “St. Patty’s Day shooters”. Stop by 1613 Cariboo Highway, Clinton to enjoy this event. There is a $10 cover charge — which includes a pint of green beer — for the event.

“Paint & Sip” returns this March

Another Paint & Sip event has been scheduled to take place in Clinton on Saturday, March 24 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Cariboo Lodge. The step-by-step painting event costs $35 and includes everything needed to create a beautiful picture to take home and display. Eat, drink, and have a few laughs as you paint with friends. No experience is necessary, but there is only space for 20 guests, so be sure to contact the Cariboo Lodge at (250) 459-7992, or contact organizer Cathie Flahr by email at

Food Bank set to open in April

A Food Bank is set to open in the Village of Clinton on Tuesday, April 3, and will be open the first and third Tuesday of each month. The Food Bank will be held at the Living Waters Church—with entry through the back—from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Organizers will also be taking donations, starting with non-perishables, as the Food Bank works to get the organization off the ground.

Cariboo Kids presents Clinton Pre-Soccer

Clinton’s Cariboo Kids program will be starting up a new activity this spring: Clinton Pre-Soccer. Clinton Pre-Soccer is intended for children aged three to five who are currently ineligible to play in league soccer. The program has been organized by volunteers and does not intend to be part of the South Cariboo Minor Soccer Association. Rather, the Clinton Pre-Soccer group will practice skills and drills at Reg Conn Park each Thursday for an hour, from 4 to 5 p.m.

The program plans to get started in mid-April, and fully expects parent participation, as this will be a volunteer-run event. Clinton Pre-Soccer is currently applying for funding through “Make Children First” and will also be ordering T-shirts and balls for their team. The cost to participate is $10 per child, payable on the first day of practice. The season is tentatively set to run for nine weeks from April 19 to June 14, weather permitting.

Parents are asked to contact Sandi Burrage at (250) 852-1203 to register for Pre-Soccer, and provide your child’s name and T-shirt size, as soon as possible.

Updates from David Stoddart School

DSS has been busy in the New Year, with students enjoying various field trips within and beyond the Village. Throughout the past months, Elementary students enjoyed the Rocks and Rings program, where they got the opportunity to be introduced to the sport of curling. This event was paid for through fundraising by the PAC, which will hold its next meeting on Thursday, March 15 at the school.

Also in February, the Intermediate classes attended the School District Lahal competition, and high school students from DSS participated in a Winter Skills program that saw them travel to Manning Park. Intermediate students also visited the Kamloops Residential School Museum, and everyone participated in “Pink Shirt Day” to support anti-bullying on Wednesday, February 28.

A reminder that Kids’ Night takes place each Thursday at David Stoddart School, beginning at 6 p.m. in the gym. On Tuesdays, drop-in volleyball is available for high schoolers in the gym from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The After School Sports and Arts Initiative (ASSAI) also takes place each day from 3 to 5 p.m. at the school, except on Thursdays.

Spring Break is coming! Students attend their final day of classes on Friday, March 16 and will return for the first day back from the break on Tuesday, April 3.

For those students who will be graduating this year, don’t forget that graduation photo sessions will take place on Wednesday, April 11 beginning at 9 a.m. There is a $25 sitting fee for the photos, and a sign-up sheet can be found with Mrs. Allison in the school office.

Complimentary Easter Breakfast at the Memorial Hall

A complimentary Easter Breakfast will be held on Sunday, April 1 at the Clinton Memorial Hall. The event, which is set to begin at 9 a.m., will be jointly hosted by the churches of Clinton. All citizens are invited to attend for a free community breakfast.

Reminder: Book your appointment with the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program

A reminder that the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program will be servicing Clinton in the coming weeks, offering help to eligible individuals who would like assistance in preparing their income tax and benefit returns. Two volunteer tax preparers—Yvette May and John White—will be offering their services each Tuesday at the Tax Clinic until April 30.

The clinic will be open from 12:30 to 4 p.m. each Tuesday in the Clinton Library, 1506 Tingley Street. For more information about the program, or to book an appointment, contact Yvette May at (250) 459-7725 or John White at (250) 459-2680. Interested individuals can also contact them by email: (Yvette) or (John).

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