Celebration of life for Erna Zink well attended

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

Many friends filled Deka Fire Hall on Aug. 4 to celebrate the life of Erna Zink who passed away in April.

Several friends and family members spoke about their memories, and her younger daughter, Lorraine, particularly thanked the community for always being there to check on Erna or help her out.

Photos of Erna with her family were featured throughout the room and a video of her lifetime played in the background.

While time has somewhat eased the dreadful sadness, friends will never forget Erna, and will enjoy having her husband, Wolf, “back in the fold.”


AGM slated

Deka Lake & District Ratepayers Association’s (DLDRA) annual general meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. at Deka Fire Hall, Aug. 18, and there will be a door prize.

Penny Millway and Wolf Zink are up for re-election and the organization is in desperate need of more directors, preferably permanent residents and, perhaps, a couple of men. Currently, the required board of 12 directors is down to seven.

The doors will open at 9:30 a.m. to take memberships, new or renewal ($7 each or $10 per couple residing together).

If you don’t want DLDRA to fold, then please attend the meeting.


Come to the fair

Don’t miss the 55th Bridge Lake Fair Interlakes Hall on Aug. 19 from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m.

All the usual critters will be there for you to pet, and this year, Liz McMann, the famous “chainsaw gal,” will be making magic at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Interlakes youth groups, Kids Space and Teen Space, will have a games corner, and there will be cakewalks on the hour, starting at 11 a.m. Bring your children’s best-dressed bicycles for the parade contest at 2:30 p.m. There are two age categories, one for ages five to eight, and one for nine to 12.

Entries are accepted all day Saturday (Aug. 18) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and will be judged that evening. Entrants are asked to bring non-perishables, such as handicrafts, photography and baking in the morning to allow time to process fresh garden produce in the afternoon.

Visitors are also reminded that at the close of the fair, donated edible entries will be auctioned off, with all proceeds going to Roe Lake & District Recreation Commission in appreciation of the free use of the hall and grounds for the weekend.


Guest speaker

The Friends of Bridge Lake is delighted falconer Chris Foster will talk at Bridge Lake School, Aug. 25, starting at 7 p.m.

All are welcome to hear him speak on “Raptors, Big and Small.”



Birthday bubbly goes to Colleen Law, Lorna Wiebe, Harv Allen, Gus Collins and Robbie Stewart.

Many congratulations are sent for Donna and Jim Watson’s 51st wedding anniversary Aug. 19, and for Wendy and Gordon Marshall’s on Aug. 18.



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• Book ‘n Craft Sale at Sulphurous Fire Hall on Pettyjohn Road every Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. until the end of September.

• Family Bingo is held at Deka Fire Hall every Wednesday. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and play starts at 7. The Super G stands at $978.

• Bridge Lake Duplicate Bridge Club holds an unofficial game at 6:45 p.m., Aug. 16 at Moira Davies’ residence. Those who wish to play should call 250-593-4467.

• Crib, Deka Fire Hall, 7:30 p.m., Aug. 17.

• Deka fire practice: 6:30 p.m., Aug. 21.

• Interlakes Volunteer Fire Department annual general meeting at Interlakes Hall on Aug. 23, starting at 7 p.m.