Canim Lake column

A lot of news about Canim Lake residents, groups as they enter new year

Ninety-four-year-old Toody (Vivian) Shirran

Ninety-four-year-old Toody (Vivian) Shirran

Dear Canimites,

During the pre-Christmas mild weather, many fell back into the autumn rhythm of cutting firewood and burning brush.

Even a bear showed up to browse for food and greet Iztok Pirc. We were saved from a dry Christmas by a last-minute dump of snow, deeper the further east you went. Snowmobilers loved it, as did the many families that gathered at their seasonal homes around the lakes for the feast day.

Bits and Bites

• The Community Club donated $1,000 to charity this Christmas, financed by the sale of the old school property.

The gift went to Loaves and Fishes Outreach, the 100 Mile House and District Women’s Centre and the Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre to provide emergency food, clothing and essentials to families.

• Gernot Zemanek’s Roserim Nursery has shipped the last of two million spruce, pine and fir to cold storage in Williams Lake and Kamloops where the trees will be saved until next year’s planting. Sowing of the next crop starts at the end of February.

People news

Dolores Angell is now working at the Canim Lake Store on Mondays and Tuesdays, while owner Grace Buse is off with her three children and four grandchildren to a well-earned week in Cuba.

The trip is a 50th birthday present from all of them to her.

Now available at the store are jewelry pieces handmade by AnnaMaria Szilagyi of the Canim Lake Estates.

When asked about the possibility of another boyfriend at her 96th birthday party, Marion Kellett said: “I had a good husband for 50 years and that’s all I want. I am definitely too old for nuisance.”

Well, I’m not sure about that Marion; I’ve seen that twinkle in your eye.

That’s all for now. Until next time, here’s wishing you many blessings in 2015.