Deka fire department ladies auxiliary elected

The new executive for the Deka Lake and District Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary’s includes treasurer Marvel McCune

The new executive for the Deka Lake and District Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary’s includes treasurer Marvel McCune


At the Deka Lake and District Volunteer Fire Department (DLDVFD) Ladies Auxiliary’s May 11 annual general meeting, Lorna Wiebe was elected president for two years.

She will be assisted by vice-president (and past president) Donna Jarvis (one year); secretary Moira Davies (two years); and treasurer Marvel McCune (one year).

Wiebe also remains in charge of advertising, and Sophia Dunne continues to run the kitchen. Marion Traill and Diana Forster will still chair history and bingo respectively, while Donna Watson takes over social.

Those present submitted their $5 annual dues, and others are reminded to get them to Marvel. Members also brought items for the May 22 raffle baskets.

The auxiliary’s June 8 meeting is the last until October. A short meeting at 11:30 a.m. will be followed by a potluck luncheon.

Ice-off winners

The ice finally left Deka Lake at 1.02.25 a.m. on May 11, not the record latest, and all winners guessed May 11.

First prize of $100 went to Josh Rincoul of Coquitlam with a guess of 1.24.27. 100 Mile House’s Diane Buchanan took second place, with a guess of 2 a.m. Third prize was won by Reg Morel of Yaletown, with a time of 7.07.07 a.m.

The DLDVFD sincerely appreciates the public’s support of this annual raffle.

Late snowfall

Following the ice’s departure, Deka Lake and perhaps other areas, had a healthy snowfall on May17.

After it had stopped snowing, the accumulating snow proceeded to roll down my windshield like a blanket, to the extent that I thought my husband had put a cover over it.

It was truly a way-out phenomenon.

Playdays slated

Bridge Lake Community School’s (BLCS) Playdays for children aged eight to 15 are scheduled for July 18-22.

The fun days run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and this year, it will include golfing, sailing, kayaking, canoeing and horseback riding, as well as the usual hiking, biking and swimming.

The cost is $75 for the week. Space is limited so register early. Call 250-593-4538 for more information or to register.

Venue changed

Contrary to my May 18 column, the concert to be given by Tony Eades’ daughter, Glenda Ottens, to raise money for the Lions’ Diabetes Camperships  in memory of the late Dee Eades is not going to be held on the Coast.

It is at Martin Exeter Hall in 100 Mile from 7 to 8 p.m. on May 27.


Birthday bubbly goes to Erna Zink, Norm Boulanger, Gord Davie, Tom Foster and Ken Patterson.

Four huge balloons are winging their way to each of Daniel Veitch and the McFadden twins, Cohen and Hudson, for May 26.

Congratulations on wedding anniversaries go to Val and Gary Davidovich, and for Shelly and Carel Durand’s 30th.


Call the writer for contact numbers.

• Crib, Deka Firehall, 7:30 p.m., May 27.


• Deka roadside cleanup, May 29. Residents are asked to clean their ditches to the nearest permanent neighbours; meet at the fire hall at 11 a.m. to do Burgess to Mahood roads, and then return to the fire hall for refreshments.

• Farmers’ Market, Bridge Lake School, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 29. Buy some locally grown produce and homemade preserves. Vendor space costs $10; call 250-593-4538.

• Deka fire practice at 6:30 p.m. (new time) May 31.

• Call 250-593-4538 to register for BLCS’ Father’s Day Rally/Scavenger Hunt, starting at 2 p.m., June 19. Fee is $10 per car.