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ARCHIVES: 100 Mile Soccer Association ran day-long registration event in 2004

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10 YEARS AGO (2014): South Cariboo musician Candace Copley was trying to drum up support for her music in a competition by having a social media presence on Twitter. This was done in order to try to help her win CBC Searchlight as she was trying to get some mouse clicks on its website. Copley was a resident of Lac La Hache, and was known for performing around 100 Mile House including playing guitar at the farmers’ market. Eight of her songs were profiled on CBC Searchlight’s website, and fans could vote for her music ten times per day. The grand prize for CBC Searchlight overall was $20,000 of music equipment, professional recording time from CBC Music as well as a high-profile music showcase.

20 YEARS AGO (2004): The 100 Mile Soccer Association had a massive registration day - known as the Hun City Soccerfest. It offered shopping, registration for all levels, as well as fifty or so jobs that needed filling that season. The reason they needed more volunteer help was because the 100 Mile Soccer Association had joined up with the BC Soccer Association - which had meant more administrative work. Harold Capnerhurst stated that it was good that there were more than the usual amount of volunteers who had signed up that Soccerfest. Around 468 kids had registered and because some parents did not realize the registration was for one day only, a grace period was extended that lasted until April 3.

30 YEARS AGO (1994): The budget for School District 27 was going to be tight as the district received only a marginal increase in funding, which was not enough to offset increased costs. About $55 million was received by the district - an increase of only .66 per cent from 1993. Superintendent Brian Butcher said the reason for the tighter budget was because of “fixed cost increases and regular inflationary pressures,” adding that he had gone through the budget again and again to reduce costs.

40 YEARS AGO (1984): Jim Bann, the former chairman of Cariboo College (now Thompson Rivers University) and chairman of School District 27, was critical of the BC government’s decision to get rid of general interest courses at Cariboo College - saying that it was taking the community out of the college. He said it was the culmination of efforts to turn community colleges into vocational centers. Bann also noted that not every college in BC had cut their general interest courses. Bann was the chairman of Cariboo College before the BC government removed all school board trustees from college boards in January of that year.

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