Bridge Lake Elementary School award-winning students recognized

Community news happening around the Bridge Lake area of the South Cariboo

Sergei De Vries

Many congratulations go to Bridge Lake Elementary School’s 2013/14 award winners.

The Outstanding Pupil (academic) Award went to Logan Law and Hannah Valihora; and Hannah also won the Music Award.

Vinnet Simmons won the Ryan Larson Memorial Sportsmanship Trophy, and Alex Parker received the Jimmy Bonter Memorial Citizenship Trophy.

The Soar Like an Eagle Award, which goes to the student who has found his wings and is ready to fly, went to a very happy Sergei DeVries.

Calvin Weston was named Most Improved.

The community wishes good luck in junior high school to all of you.


Rodeo news

The 23rd Annual Interlakes Rodeo is on Aug. 2-3 at Interlakes Rodeo Grounds on East Sheridan Lake Road.

Gates open at 8 a.m. for a pancake breakfast, and the main events start at 1 p.m. both days. Slack (extra events) is at 9 a.m. on Sunday.

Admission is $12 for adults; $8 for seniors and children aged six to 12; children aged five and under are admitted free.

The flags will be carried in by our new, local all-girls team – Hearts & Hoofbeats.


Sad passing

The community extends sincere sympathy to Higgins Lake’s Sally Laagerwerf and family on the June 15 loss of her husband, Jake, at the age of 83.

The couple had just celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary on June 9.



Belated birthday wishes go to Carol Coulter, Crystal Thibeault, Mary Weight, Frank Jerema, Bill Versluis and Wolf Zink; and anniversary congratulations on Greta and David Rickenbacher’s 21st, and Marion and Don Traill’s 62nd.

Birthday wishes also go to Catherine Cook, Mary Shennum and Don Charlton; and congratulations on Alyce and Stan Matthews’ 55th wedding anniversary on July 4.



Call the writer for contact numbers.

• Bridge Lake Fair committee meets at the Mickelsen residence on July 3 at 7 p.m.

• Crib, Deka Fire Hall, July 4 at 7.30 p.m.


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