First bottle drive of the year

Doris Rufli’s regular correspondence for Forest Grove.

The Forest Grove Elementary School is calling on all residents and visitors in and around the community to have their bottles, cans and drink cartons ready for pickup or delivery.

CPAC and staff members, together with students and volunteers will be ready at the Forest Grove Storage Lot (located on the access road to the post office and the Legion) on May 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., to deal with the first bottle drive of the year. Please drop off your recyclables and enjoy a hot dog lunch onsite or have them ready for collection if you live in Forest Grove or nearby.

For more details or to arrange a pickup, please contact Richard Bergen at 250-397-2876.


The Blind Draw Goofie Newfie Shoot will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 261, Forest Grove, on May 27. Registration ($10) will take place from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., toe line is at 11 a.m. RV parking and camping are available at the nearby camping ground – access road off the community hall parking lot on 4489 Eagle Creek Road. For details please contact Chuck Kyler at 250-395-4982 or by emailing

Legion News

Two musical nights and dancing are scheduled this month after the weekly meat draw:

On May 20, Johnny G from Quesnel will be playing a variety of music from 7 to 11:30 p.m and on May 27, the popular Karaoke with Dodi is scheduled, starting around 7:30 p.m.

Everybody is invited and children are welcome to stay till 10 p.m. Please contact the Forest Grove Legion at 250-397-2455 for details.


Ramona Pfnister had been a Legion member for almost 30 years when she attended the 2006 Christmas Dinner at the Forest Grove Legion. Despite the 30 minutes’ drive each way from 108 Mile Ranch, she attended many an event in the Grove over the years. For health reasons, Ramona had to leave her beloved South Cariboo on March 29, to move closer to her daughter’s home in Courtney on Vancouver Island.