Bridge Lake news

Metal worker Ron McMillan featured at library Community Showcase

Bridge Lake librarian Brenda Tillyer welcomes Ron McMillan to the library’s Community Showcase for the month of June.

A full-time resident since retiring to Bridge Lake from Vancouver Island in 2010, Ron anticipated having more time to practise his skills. The self-taught woodworker, who “learned a lot from his mistakes,” eventually ventured into metalwork, and has created many unique pieces in both fields.

“Recycled metalwork allows me to practise my welding skills, and put to use broken items and tools.”

Most of his creations are given as gifts, and many have earned first place at Bridge Lake Fair.

Executive elected

Highway 24/Interlakes Lions Club’s last meeting until September is at Interlakes Hall on June 3, starting at 5:30 p.m., but the new executive will take over on July 1.

President Leroy Wright will be assisted by first vice-president Linda Bishop, second vice-president Don Charlton, secretary Carolyn Charlton and treasurer Darlene Furber.

Directors at large, for two years, are Kathy Sanness and Monty Furber, and for one year, Ruth Marx and Al Bishop.

The Lions look forward to seeing residents at various fundraisers during the summer. The majority of money they raise stays in Interlakes area, helping persons in distress and local non-profits, so be sure to support them.

Life celebration

A Celebration of Life for Bruce (Kiwi) McIntosh, who passed away Sept. 25, 2012 at the age of 70, is planned for 2 p.m. Interlakes Hall, June 15.

Bruce was especially known as “Sheridan Solar Energy,” and also certified propane tanks.

One of the original founders of ABC Snowmobile Club, and editor of Interlakes Snowmobile Club’s Newsletter, Bruce is dearly missed by his widow, Mieke, and family.

They invite Bruce’s many friends and colleagues to join them in celebrating his life.

Club meetings

After the first week of June, most organizations recess for the summer.

However, Bridge Lake Photo Group continues to meet at Bridge Lake School on the first and third Thursdays of the month at 7 p.m..

Deka crib games are played at Deka Fire Hall every other Friday.

Everyone is welcome on June 7 and every second Friday thereafter.

Entry books

Bridge Lake Fair entry booklets are now in all local general stores, at Horse Lake and Lone Butte Garden Centres and at the Donex photography counter. Folks call also call Marion Mickelsen at 250-593-4354.

Competitors win cash and points to three places, and the competitor with the most points also receives the Grand Aggregate Trophy and an extra $25.

Sad passing

Deka residents were saddened to learn that Tom Foster passed away May 20, days before his 87th birthday. No service is planned.

Tom and his wife, Joan, have been residents for several decades, and Tom will be deeply missed. Sincere sympathy is extended to Joan and their family.


Birthday bubbly goes to Sophia Dunne, June Forsberg, Sherry Fossum and Gord Davie.

Special congratulations go to Donna and Duncan Jarvis for their 50th wedding anniversary, June 1; for Ursula and Martin Scherrer’s 28th on the same day; and for Shelly and Carel Durand’s 32nd on May 30.


Call the writer for contact numbers.

Bridge Lake Community School Book Club meets noon, June 1 at Vidas Restaurant at 108 Mile Ranch, at which time next year’s books will be chosen. Everyone is welcome.

Dann information meeting regarding Webb Lake development: 2 to 4 p.m., June 1 at Interlakes Hall.

Deka fire practice: 6:30 p.m., June 4.

Log Cabin Quilters annual general meeting is 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., June 5 at Interlakes Hall, and includes a potluck lunch. Bring UFOs (unfinished objects) and show and tell items.