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First Responders’ food drive coming back to Clinton on Nov. 27

Community’s first responders are coming together to benefit the Clinton Food Bank
Clinton’s first responders will be holding a food drive on Nov. 27 to benefit the Clinton Food Bank. Last year’s ‘Cram the Cruiser’ event collected 714 pounds of food and $1,570.25 for the food bank. (from l) ‘Cram the Cruiser’ volunteers Melissa Painter, Diana Guerin, Sandi Burrage, and Cpl. Marika Masters. (Photo credit: Submitted)

One-day archery program

Clinton Minor Sports Association is holding a one-day archery program at Elliott Park on Saturday, Nov. 25. There will be two sessions: 1 to 2 p.m. for youth aged 8–12, and 2 to 3 p.m. for youth aged 13+. Equipment will be supplied, and the plan is for archery to resume in the spring.

The cost for each session is $10 per person, and registration forms will need to be filled out on the day. For more information, or to sign up, contact Melissa Painter via Facebook.

Paint a Platter

Clinton Country Artists is hosting a free “Paint a Platter” class from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 25 at the Clinton Seniors’ Centre (217 Smith Avenue), thanks to funding from the Neighbourhood Small Grants program.

Bring a lunch and join host Melva, who will guide you through all the steps of creating your very own decorated platter. All materials will be supplied.

Ask a Geologist

The Kamloops Exploration Group and the Kamloops Museum and Archives are hosting an “Ask a Geologist” session on Saturday, Nov. 25 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Kamloops Museum and Archives (207 Seymour Street).

The event is fun for the whole family. In addition to a variety of displays, attendees are encouraged to bring in any interesting or unusual rock samples they’ve found in their area, so that they can be identified and you can learn more about them.

First Responders’ food drive

Clinton’s first responders — including the RCMP, ambulance paramedics, fire department, Dawson Road Maintenance, and Steve’s Towing — are coming together with their vehicles for a food drive, with items collected going to the Clinton Food Bank.

The event will be taking place from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 26 at the Clinton RCMP detachment, and the South Cariboo E. Fry Society will be providing free hot dogs, popcorn, and hot chocolate for all those who come on down with donations. Suggested items include pasta, juice boxes, crackers, cereal, pudding, canned soups and vegetables, yogourt, and cheese. Cash donations are also very welcome.

Clinton vaccine clinic

There will be a COVID-19 and flu vaccine clinic in Clinton on Monday, Nov. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Clinton Health and Wellness Clinic (1510 Cariboo Highway). The clinic is open for children and adults, and there is no cost and no pre-registration is needed. Simply bring your BC Services card that shows your Provincial Health Number.

You can receive either vaccine, or both. Seniors, and those with chronic health problems such as COPD, are especially encouraged to get vaccinated.

For more information on vaccines, go to

Cache Creek bingo

The Cache Creek Recreation Society will be holding a bingo night at the Cache Creek Community Hall on Monday, Nov. 27. Please note the new times: doors open at 5 p.m. and bingo starts at 6 p.m.

Equality Project AGM

The Equality Project is holding its AGM on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 1 p.m. at the clubhouse on Stage Road in Cache Creek. All are welcome to attend, but only members in good standing are eligible to vote.

SD74 superintendent leaving

School District No. 74 (Gold Trail) Superintendent of Schools Teresa Downs has provided her notice of resignation, and will be moving to a new role as Superintendent of Schools at Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows School District. Her last day in the office will be Feb. 14, 2024.

The board is grateful for Downs’ outstanding educational leadership and unwavering dedication to students, staff, families, and all communities in Gold Trail over the past 13 years.

The board has engaged long-serving B.C. superintendent and education leader Anne Cooper as a consultant to support the recruitment of a new Superintendent of Schools, as she has supported the district’s recruitment efforts in the past.