Community fundraiser scheduled to help resident’s fight with cancer

Community news happening around the Forest Grove area of the South Cariboo

A community bottle-drive fundraiser is being set up to provide financial support for Shirley Lecleir’s medical expenses in her fight with cancer.

The event will be held in the Forest Grove Community Hall parking lot on April 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Bottle pickups are available around Forest Grove and outlining areas. For more information, call Heather Van Osch at 250-397-2991.

Firefighters news

Join the Forest Grove Volunteer Fire Department (FGVFD) members at the community hall to welcome their new fire chief on April 12 at 7 p.m.

Bob Felker is retiring after 33 years of service and will be officially handing over “the reins.”

The FGVFD is also looking for dedicated and community spirited men and women to join its ranks – be that as a firefighter or first responder, or both. Training for all levels is provided free of charge.

Questions regarding expectations and the amount of time required to serve will be explained during the meeting, and interested parties can sign up that evening.

Concert schedule

Blackberry Wood is performing at Stumpy’s Hall (Old Bradley Creek Schoolhouse on Eagle Creek Road) today (April 7).

Other planned acts include Winona Wilde (April 21), Oliver Swain (April 29) and Movin’ & Groovin’ with Doug Koyama (May 5) – locations to be announced.

For more information, call Astrid Hensey at 250-397-4103 or e-mail


The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #261-Forest Grove invites everyone to an old-style country dance with local bluegrass band, Front Porch.

This event is scheduled for April 23, starting at 7 p.m. – admission by donation.

A special “western style” menu will be available during the weekly meat draw from 4 to 7 p.m.

Children are welcome to join in the fun until 10 p.m.


The annual Legion Circuit Darts Tournament will take place at the Legion on April 16.

Registration starts at 9 a.m. and toe line is at 11 a.m. There is a $10 entry fee, which includes lunch.

For more information, contact Ruth and Rene LeBlanc at 250-791-7348.