Bridge Lake Fair weaving venue enjoyed

Community news happening around the Deka Lake area

One of the many people who tried their hand at Saari weaving at the Bridge Lake Fair on Aug. 18

Sulphurous Lake’s Siana Kelly, an expert weaver, generously donated a whole day to Bridge Lake Fair, Aug. 18, during which she encouraged people to “have a go” at Saari weaving.

Plenty of people took her up on the offer, including seven-year-old Carter Nicholas, who is connected to Interlakes’ Ruscheinsky family, and Leanne King who spends her summers at Moosehaven Resort on Hathaway Lake.

Usually a resident of Salmon Arm, Leanne prefers to get away from the summer heat and crowds there, so she comes here.

Residents step up

At their Aug. 8 annual general meeting, Deka Lake & District Ratepayers’ Association (DLDRA) executive members were delighted to welcome three new directors – Sandy Amy, Jane Mahovlich and Joyce Rowe.

Already in office, Marty Mahovlich has become president. His executive remains the same: vice-president Al Martin, secretary Penny Millway, and treasurer Lorna Wiebe. Gail Davis and Wolf Zink are mid-term directors.

Residents were sincerely thanked for their help in catering Deka Lake & District Volunteer Fire Department’s annual fishing derby on Aug. 3-4, when more than 600 meals were provided.


Butterflies and bees

I don’t know if it’s just Deka or everywhere, but we have thousands of black butterflies with a thick edge of crinkly gold all around the wings, and I haven’t found anyone who knows what they are.

And, in spite of the reported shortage of bees, we have lots of those, too.


Dubbin showcased

Bridge Lake Librarian Brenda Tillyer welcomes Wendy Dubbin to the library’s Community Showcase for September.

Unknown to many, Wendy is quite an artist.

Even though she was Bridge Lake Community School Society’s co-ordinator for some 15 years, and invariably donated a piece to their annual art auction, most people have not seen her stunning work. Flowers are one of her favourite subjects.


Ban lifted

It seems that we’ve had enough spasmodic deluges to rescind the campfire ban.

As of noon, Aug. 20, it was lifted. This does not mean we can be careless with fire, and remember that the first half of this year in the South Cariboo saw a far higher than average percentage of human-caused wildfires, so be careful.


SAR referendum

Very few people attended the Cariboo Regional District’s Aug. 15 information meeting on their Search & Rescue (SAR) Referendum, to be held Sept. 7 at Interlakes Hall.

The referendum requires that we say whether or not we wish to assist in funding SAR. Attendees were told it would cost us 84 cents per $100,000 of assessed property value, and residents were urged to vote yes to this small property tax increase. SAR has often been used in the Interlakes area, and to date, we have not shared in its cost. Advance voting is also available, today (Aug. 28), or Sept. 3, at the District of 100 Mile House office.


Featured book

Bridge Lake Community School’s (BLCS) Book Club meets 1:30 p.m., Sept. 7 to discuss Barbara Kingsolver’s Flight Behaviour. Call 250-593-2264 for venue.



• Family Bingo, Deka Fire Hall, tonight (Aug. 28). Come enjoy the last bingo until Christmas. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.; play starts at 7.

• Highway24/Inter-lakes Lions reconvene 5:30 p.m., Sept. 3 at Interlakes Hall.

• Log Cabin Quilters reconvene 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Sept. 5 at Interlakes Hall.

• BLCS meets 7 p.m., Sept. 4 at the school.


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