108 Mile Lions Club hosting is first spaghetti dinner/dance/silent auction

Community news happening around the 108 Mile Ranch

The 108 Mile Ranch Lions Club is hosting the Purina Walk for Dog Guides at the 108 Mile Ranch Main Beach on May 26. At the walk last year

The 108 Mile Ranch Lions Club is hosting the Purina Walk for Dog Guides at the 108 Mile Ranch Main Beach on May 26. At the walk last year

The 108 Mile Ranch Lions Club is holding its inaugural Spaghetti Dinner, Dance and Silent Auction at the 108 Mile Community Hall on May 11.

Happy hour and early auction viewing begins at 5:30 p.m., and the dinner will be served at 6:30. Dancing will go from 8 p.m. to midnight and the music is being provided by The Art of Noise.

The silent auction ends at 9 p.m. (cash or cheque payments only). A safe ride home service is being provided by the 108 Mile Ranch Volunteer Fire Department.

Tickets are $15 per person and are available at Donex Pharmacy & Department Store, the 108 Mile Supermarket and any 108 Lion.

Auction item donations will be gladly accepted (new items only) by contacting any 108 Lion. Partial proceeds from this event will be going towards the 108 Lake Main Beach playground.


Dog walk

The Purina Walk for Dog Guides, which is sponsored by the 108 Lions, is coming to the 108 Mile Ranch on May 26.

The walk is a fun, family and dog-friendly event that raises funds to place dog guides with Canadians with disabilities at no cost. Every cent raised from the event will go towards training dog guides.

Since 1983, the Lions Foundation of Canada of Dog Guides has provided specially trained dog guides at no cost to people of all ages from coast to coast. Each dog guide costs around $20,000 to raise and train, yet they are provided at no cost to qualified applicants.

Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides does not receive any government funding and relies on the support of fundraising events and donations from service clubs, corporations, foundations and individuals across the country to continue its success.

The Purina Walk for Dog Guides is a national event that is held in more than 250 communities across Canada.

The walk is taking place at the 108 Lake Main Beach (off Telqua Drive) on May 26 and begins at noon. There is no registration fee.

For further information, contact 108 Lions president Pam Hales at 250-791-5656, or any other Lion.


CRD news

The hours for the Lac la Hache transfer station are to be expanded to 46 hours from Oct. 1 to March 31 and increased to 52 hours from April 1 to Sept. 30.

These changes are the result of feedback from residents.

Amendments to the South Cariboo Recreation Service Bylaw is being considered to broaden the definition of recreation services and allow taxation support to be provided to the facilities and activities that are used by South Cariboo residents (soccer fields and Martin Exeter Hall).

There will be an open house at the 108 Community Hall on April 11, starting at 6:30 p.m., with a presentation at 7. For further information, contact Shelly Burich at 250-392-3351 extension 213.


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