Clinton celebrating two big birthdays this year

Community news happening in the Clinton area of the South Cariboo

Colton and Emma Wedler enjoyed the Winter Family Fun Day festivities at Reg Conn Park in Clinton on Feb. 11.

Colton and Emma Wedler enjoyed the Winter Family Fun Day festivities at Reg Conn Park in Clinton on Feb. 11.

The year 2013 marks two big birthdays for the Village of Clinton.

Clinton is celebrating with 50150 celebrations throughout the year. It has been 150 years since the community was named Clinton and the village has been incorporated for 50 years.

The first birthday event was held at the 47 Mile Sports Complex with a free community skate on Jan. 20 that was very well attended by all age groups. On Family Day BC (Feb. 11), the Clinton Ski Club held a poker run at the Clinton cross-country ski trails, and Integris Insurance and Integris Credit Union held a Winter Family Fun Day at the Reg Conn Park in Clinton. All events were very well attended by families.


Great trails

The Clinton ski trails are reported to be in the best condition they’ve been for years, with an abundance of snow this year and regular grooming the trails are in tip top shape for skiers.

The trails are open to the public, but remember a donation is appreciated if you are using the trails – a drop box is provided on site.


Colouring contest

The winners of the Integris Valentine’s Day colouring contest were Glory Holt for the intermediate class and Brooklyn McMichael for the primary class at David Stoddart School (DSS). All students who participated were given a Valentine’s Day surprise.


Exercising dance

Zumba is alive and well in Clinton.

If anyone is interested in getting in shape, Zumba classes are held at DSS on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m., and everyone is welcome.


Walking indoors

The Clinton Indoor Walking Club holds its daily walks at Clinton Memorial Hall from 10-11 a.m. Monday through Friday, and everyone is welcome.


Spring Fling

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #194 is holding its Spring Fling Dinner and Dance at Clinton Memorial Hall on March 23.

Music will be provided by Rolling Thunder (Tom Moe). Tickets are $20 for both the dinner and dance, and $15 for the dance only.