Community calendar

Upcoming community events in the South Cariboo area.

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• The South Cariboo Community Planning Council is putting on a Naloxone demonstrations on Thursday, May 18 (today) at the Youth Zone (372 Taylor Way) from 1 to 2:30 p.m. presented by Lyn Temple, RN, BScN Street/Health Outreach Nurse.

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• A roadschow of medical and health professional students from around B.C. are bringing the world of healthcare to highschools in teh Cariboo-Chilcotin region. They will be in 100 Mile House on May 19. The purpose is to shocase healthcare career options for rural students and to provide interdisciplinary experience.

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• There will be a plant and bake sale on May 20 at the Christ the King Lutheran Church on 440 Horse Lake Rd. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will have hanging baskets, hardy Cariboo grown perennials, home baking and jams. Please join the event for a free coffee and home baked treat.

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• The next AGE FRIENDLY gathering will be at the South Cariboo Rec Centre on Wednesday, May 24. From 1 to 2:30 p.m. Ken Bourne will speak on how to enrich your soil and increase yields from your garden. From 3 to 4 p.m., you are invited to join a group of enthusiastic walkers enjoying a “gander” around the trail (approx. 1 km) at the 100 Mile Marsh.

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The community Garden is opening on May 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information contact Shelley at 250-395- 3364.

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• Weight Awareness Incentive Team (WAIT) meets Wednesdays at 6 p.m. at 555 Cedar Ave. in the Canadian Mental Health Building. For more information call Sue at 250-395-1981 or Lorraine at 250-791-5520.


• StrongStart at Lac la Hache Elementary School is free, so drop in and play with Jennifer Jones. All families with children up to age five are welcome on Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, please call the school at 250-396-7230 or Jennifer at 250-396-7320.


• The Lac la Hache Community Club monthly meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the community hall. Bingo is every Wednesday night at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Membership is $5 per year. Information: Judy at 250-396-7298.


• The Watch Lake/Green Lake Community Association meets the second Wednesday of every month at the Watch Lake Community Hall. Social at 7 p.m.; meetings at 7:30. For more details or to book the hall, call Joni Guenther at 250-456-7330.

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• If you would like to be a volunteer for the residents of the Mill Site Lodge/Fisher Place care homes, please join our auxiliary. Meetings are on the first Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m. in the Fisher Place boardroom. For information call Dona Andrews at 250-395-4263.

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• The Women in Focus Photography Club meetings are held on the third Saturday of the month at the 100 Mile House Branch Library from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The group is open to all skill levels.

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• The South Cariboo Food Security Committee is looking for non-perishable donations from the general public. For drop-off information, call Debbra at Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre at 250-395-5155, or Loaves &Fishes Outreach at 250-395-2708, or the 100 Mile House &District Women’s Centre at 250-395-4093, or the 100 Mile Food Bank at 250-395-3923.

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• The 100 Mile Dog club is holding regular training sessions on Wednesdays at noon and Saturdays at 11 a.m. Visitors are welcome to come and watch training sessions. The club is also looking for more members. Their trainers will assist you in achieving your dog goals. For more info call Bob at 250-791-9250.

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• The Family History Centre at 93 Mile is open by appointment only Monday to Friday – daytime or evenings – to all who wish to search our records for their ancestors. Please call Marjorie for an appointment at 250-395-3390.

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• The South Cariboo Genealogy Group has a professional researcher available on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the 100 Mile House Library Branch. Contact Shelley at 250-395-3364.


• The Walking Group meets at the Forest Grove Fire Hall every Monday at 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome. For more information call Richard at 250-397-2876.

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• The canteen at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #260-100 Mile House is open Wednesday through Saturday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. There is pool and poker on Thursdays. For more information, call 250-395-2511.


• The Lac la Hache Pioneer Centre has weekly activities, including Zumba on Mondays at 9:30 a.m. and Balance Strength at 10:30 a.m., Cardio Combo on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. and Pilates Plus at 10:30 a.m., Canasta on Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. and TOPSBC on Thursdays from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

They also have Bluegrass Jam Sessions every fourth Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.

For more information contact Judy at 250-396-7298.

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• The Compassionate Friends Support Group for bereaved parents and family is having monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of every month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at BJ’s Donut Hut.

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• StrongStart at Mile 108 Elementary School is free, so drop in and play. All families with children up to age five are welcome on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m.-noon. For information, call the school at 250-791-5221 or Jennifer Jones at 250-318-8486.

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