Deka Lake & District Ratepayers’ Association needs new blood

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

Deka Lake & District Ratepayers’ Association’s (DLDRA) annual general meeting is at Deka Fire Hall on Aug. 8 at 7 p.m.

After the DLDRA cancelled the local fire department fishing derby’s Saturday morning pancake breakfast, enough residents came forward to help, so it is on again.

However, the DLDRA cannot continue to operate with only two-thirds of required directors, and only minimal support from residents.

Directors up for re-election this year are Gail Davis, Marvel McCune, Joyce McKay, Lorna Wiebe and Al Martin. Penny Millway, Marty Mahovlich and Wolf Zink are in mid-term. Four new directors are required.

Only members may vote. DLDRA membership costs $7 a year or $10 for a couple who reside at the same address, and may be paid before the meeting starts.

If you don’t want the organization to fold, please give serious consideration to becoming a director for a two-year term.

The DLDRA is still working on getting concrete boat launches at a couple of accesses, and is grateful to the Cariboo Regional District for a $2,500 grant to help further this project.


Wolfe showcased

Bridge Lake librarian Brenda Tillyer welcomes Lone Butte’s Sue Wolfe to the library’s Community Showcase from Aug. 7.

A resident since 2008, Sue has been a “serious” photographer for only two years and is a member of Bridge Lake Photo Group.

“I get absolutely excellent pointers from them and my photography has improved so much,” she says.

“Being fairly new at it, I’m still trying to find my niche and experimenting with all kinds of things, but I do an assortment of macro wildlife and landscapes.”

In addition, Sue has a most unusual hobby. She collects marbles.

“It’s a childhood thing. As a child, we used to play marbles and everybody always took my marbles and they’d be gone.

“This upset me so much I decided that, having lost my marbles, I would find them again!”

Entitled “Lost and Found,” Sue’s display will include a jar of marbles, photos of marbles and other examples of her work.


Fair entries

Residents are urged to enter their best creations in the annual Bridge Lake Fair at Interlakes Hall, Aug. 17.

Entries are accepted from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday only, and are judged that evening. Residents are asked to bring non-perishables in the morning, to allow organizers sufficient time to process fresh produce in the afternoon.

There are seven sections with more than 400 classes ranging from produce and baking to handicrafts and photography.


Sad passing

Sincere sympathy is extended to Dalton West and family on the loss of his sister in mid-July.



Twelve balloons are on their way to Destiny (Kerr) Schroeder for today, and birthday wishes also go to Donna Watson and Bob Pernoski.

Happy fifth wedding anniversary to Alaina and Mike Jones.

Get-well-soon wishes go to David Regehr.



Call the writer for contact numbers

Crib, Deka Fire Hall, 7:30 p.m., Aug. 2.

Friends of Bridge Lake Speaker Series with trapper/conservationist, Eric Paddison: tonight (July 31) at 7 p.m.

Interlakes BCRA Rodeo, Interlakes Rodeo Grounds, East Sheridan Lake Rd. on Aug. 3. Admission $10 for adults; $5 for seniors, and children aged six to 12. Rodeo dance tickets ($15) for the must be pre-purchased – call 250-593-0121.

Deka Fishing Derby, Aug. 3-4. Tickets: adults $10 and children 12 and under $5. Weigh in at McDonald’s access.

Sulphurous Fishing Derby, Aug. 4. Tickets $3. Weigh in at McGregor’s opposite Sulphurous Fire Hall, or at Moosehaven Resort, Hathaway.

Bridge Lake Fair meets 7 p.m., Aug. 6 at the Mickelsen residence.

To register for the Aug. 10-11 Magoo Memorial Funball Tournament, call Barry Larson at 250-706-3877 or Carolyn Charlton at 250-593-4582.


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