Area residents support a great cause

Canim Lake Community Club held successful plant, bake sale

Canim Lake Community Club treasurer Sheila Hart

Canim Lake Community Club treasurer Sheila Hart

Despite wet and windy weather, the annual Canim Lake Community Club plant and bake sale in the Canim Lake store parking lot on May 28 was a great success – raising a total of $750.

Home-baked goods from (cinnamon) buns to (lemon meringue) pies and tarts were on offer, while home-grown plants, including rhubarb, flowers and perennials were sold at a separate table.

Leona Hurrell’s knitted children’s sweaters, toques and slippers were a very colourful addition.

As they did last year, Jane and Paddy Brown travelled from Vancouver Island with their Epicure goods, selling herbs and spices, as well as cookware and utensils. Part of their profit was donated to the club.

Cariboo Regional District (CRD) representatives were also on site with information on updating the south Cariboo Official Community Plan (OCP).

Phase 3 is currently in the final stages of being completed, which includes a draft framework, ongoing online engagement and the setting out of a preliminary draft OCP. During the months of July and August, CRD residents will be invited to attend a series of Open House sessions before the update is finalized.

A delicious beef-in-a-bun lunch was available. Folks could also indulge in hot coffee at any time during the event, as well as cookies, and all at a very reasonable price.

This is the Canim Lake Community Club’s only fundraiser of the year, which they use to cover their expenses and offer the Jean Reynolds Memorial Bursary of $1,000 to local students. This year’s recipient is Caleb Campbell from Forest Grove.

Doris is the Forest Grove correspondent