Bridge Lake students hold retirement party for Wendy Dubbin

Bridge Lake Community School students bid a fond farewell to Wendy Dubbin

Bridge Lake Elementary School students held a retirement party for Wendy Dubbin.

Bridge Lake Elementary School students held a retirement party for Wendy Dubbin.

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After 15 years as paid co-ordinator of Bridge Lake Community School Society (BLCS), Wendy Dubbin has retired.

The Community School was founded on Jan. 21,1998 under the auspices of then Bridge Lake Elementary/Secondary School principal June McClure who also became the society’s first president.

On Sept. 10, a group of Grade 7 students, including Brittany Boyd, Giorgia Lanzoni and Shade Kure, baked a cake and held a tea to thank Dubbin for her many years of exceptional service.

Gail Larson, a founding director of BLCS, has taken over as co-ordinator. She can be reached at 250-593-4351.

BLCS news

BLCS Pre-School for children aged three to five is running from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays, when children enjoy circle time, crafts and play time. The cost is $12 a day. For information, call Cheryl at 250-593-0168.

BLCS advises that First Aid Level 3 is available in Clearwater, all day Oct. 9-13, and 15-19. Participants must be at least 16 years old. The cost is $750, which culminates in a WCB certificate.

The society’s annual general meeting is 7 p.m. Oct. 3. New members will be warmly welcomed.

On Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to noon, BLCS is offering “Fall Gardening” with expert Elaine Kisby. The cost is $8 and registration deadline is Sept. 27.

Another dog obedience class runs at 6 p.m., Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25. The cost is $60. Bring choke chain and leash.

The photo group reconvenes at 7 p.m., Oct. 4, and meets the first and third Thursdays of each month.

The Book Club meets 1:30 p.m., Oct. 6 to discuss Kathleen Grissom’s book Kitchen House.

Yoga is back for two separate three-class sessions at 5 p.m., Oct. 10, 17 and 24; and Nov. 5, 12 and 19. It’s $30 per three-class session or $15 drop-in.

To register for these classes, call Larson at 250-593-4351.

IVFD news

The entire board was re-elected at the Interlakes Volunteer Fire Department’s (IVFD) Aug. 23 annual general meeting. President Doug Townsend (250-593-4665) is assisted by vice-president Bill Adams, secretary Dorothy Townsend, treasurer Heidi Middleton, and directors Phyllis Greenlees, Regina Heine, Doreen Wishart, David Rickenbacher and Klaus Vogel.

Winners of the annual raffle are as follows: quilt donated by the Log Cabin Quilters, A. Hohnes; hand-tied flies, Mary Canty; power tool kit, Dale Grinyer; two nights at Lakeside B&B, Brent O’Connor; gift basket, Melody Sokolowski; and wine caddy, Tom Papuc

IVFD is most grateful to the many who supported the raffle, which raised just short of $5,000.

Celebrations

Many belated congratulations to Alan McAnich, of one of our pioneer families, who turned 90 on Sept. 12.

Champagne and caviar go to Albert Phillips on his 92nd birthday, Sept. 24. Birthday bubbly also goes to Tanya Lucente, Carney Myers, Dave McCaw, David Regehr and Ken Rowe.

Calendar

Call the writer for contact numbers.

• Interlakes youth group, Kids Space, meets 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Sept. 21 at Interlakes Hall.

• Interlakes youth group, Teen Space, meets Sept. 22-23 for a campout at Red Willow Ranch.

•  Deka fire practice: 6:30 p.m., Sept. 25.

• Roe Lake & District Recreation Commission meets 7 p.m., Sept. 26, followed by an Interlakes Community Association meeting at 7:30 p.m.

• Call this writer by Oct. 10 to reserve for Deka Ladies Auxiliary Fall Dinner on Oct. 14. Happy hour is at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6. Adults pay $12; children aged six to 12 pay $6. Everyone welcome.