Deka fire department ladies auxiliary long service acknowledged

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

Several Deka Lake & District Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary members received long-service pins at the June 5 Appreciation Dinner. They included Donna Watson

At the June 5 Appreciation Dinner given by Deka Lake & District Volunteer Fire Department (DLDVFD) to their Ladies Auxiliary, LA president Lorna Wiebe awarded long-service pins, which are issued in five-year increments, to five members.

Congratulations to Sophia Dunne who received her 25-year pin, and Ruth Marx and Donna Watson who merited 20 year pins. Joyce Rowe received a 15-year pin, and Barb Marsh received her 10-year pin.

The LA held its wind-up meeting June 19, followed by a delicious potluck luncheon. Some 25 members were joined by guests Dianne Clifton, Sherron Dunsmore, Irene Evans and Henny Swaffield. The ladies do not meet again until October, but they will be selling raffle tickets all summer, and working at the DLDVFD’s fishing derby.


Fishing derby

DLDVFD’s annual fishing derby is Aug. 3-4.

Tickets cost $10 each and are available from all firefighters or at the weigh-in. Folks can weigh in at McDonald’s Access from 7 a.m. to dusk on Aug. 3, and from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 4.

Deka Lake & District Ratepayers’ Association will cater the breakfast at the fire hall from 8 to 10:30 a.m. both days, and supper on Sunday from 2 to 7 p.m.

The beer garden and LA pop stand open at 2 p.m. on Sunday and prize-giving takes place as soon as possible after 3 p.m. Ticket-holders are entered in the door prize draw even if they don’t fish, but must be present to win.

Fish prizes are awarded to three places for kokanee, lake trout and rainbow trout. The largest lake trout also wins the Don and Marion Traill Trophy.


One-day derby

Sulphurous Lake District Volunteer Firefighters’ Association holds its annual fishing derby on Aug. 4.

Tickets cost $3, and are available at the weigh-ins. Fishers can weigh in their catches from dawn to 2 p.m., at McGregor’s opposite Sulphurous Fire Hall, or Moosehaven Resort on Hathaway Lake.

Fish prizes are awarded to four places, and there is a special pike minnow category for children, as well as umpteen door prizes.

The kitchen will be open for lunch and snacks.


Container contest

This year’s Bridge Lake Fair (Aug. 17-18) Container Contest is for plant(s) grown in any old teapot or kettle.

No points are awarded, but there are special sponsored prizes: first place, a $50 gift certificate from Horse Lake Garden Centre; second, $25 cash from La Petite Diane Antique Restoration; and third, $10 cash from Danco’s Hoof Trimming.


Community Showcase

Bridge Lake librarian Brenda Tillyer says 100 Mile House quilter Agnes Werth is July’s guest artiste in Bridge Lake Library’s Community Showcase.


People news

Deka Lakers welcome new full-time residents, Joanne and Bill Murphy, and send get-well-soon wishes to Tony Eades.


Birthday bubbly goes to Mary Shennum; and for Don Charlton’s 75th on July 8.

Congratulations for Alyce and Stan Matthews’ 54th wedding anniversary on July 4, and for Susan and Mel Grahn’s 25th on July 9.

Congratulations to Hailey Blattler on being Intermediate high-point winner at 100 Mile & District Outriders’ Mothers’ Day show, as well as to Carolyn Cook and Nicolle Dupont who placed well.

Interlakes’ grads earned scholarships: Carolyn Cook (three), Jason Ruscheinsky (two), Kendall Wilcox and Alicia Williamson.



Call the writer for contact numbers.

• Summer Family Bingo continues at Deka Fire Hall every Wednesday. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and play starts at 7.

• “13 to 93” meets at 7895 Dean Rd., Bridge Lake, July 5 at 5 p.m.

• Visit Diane Farrell-Adams’ show at Parkside Art Gallery until July 22.

• Summer speaker Ministry of Fisheries biologist Mile Ramsay will talk about fish restocking at Bridge Lake School, July 10 at 7 p.m.





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