Drives for Lives guest speaker visits Canim Lake

Gina Myhill-Jones' regular correspondence for the 100 Mile House Free Press.

By Gina Myhill-Jones

The Canim Lake Community Club was pleased to welcome a special guest speaker to their Feb. 21 meeting. Randi Dewhirst from the local BCSPCA was on hand to explain the Drives for Lives program and outline many local services offered by the SPCA.

Drives for Lives is a transportation program taking surrendered or stray animals to areas that have shelter facilities. Currently, in the South Cariboo, there is no physical shelter to house these animals.

She also mentioned that foster families are always needed for animals awaiting adoption, and that Total Pet on Horse Lake Road is a depot for donations of food, blankets and toys for animals in need.

For more information, or to offer help, call 250-395-5303.

The club is planning a Bake and Plant Sale fundraiser for May 27 at the Canim Lake Store parking lot. The club will be selling delicious baked goods, and plants grown and donated by members and will have space available for local crafters and vendors as well.

If you’d like to book table space for this big sale please contact the Club President, Dolores Angell at 250-397-0220


If you live in or around Canim Lake and you like to play Cribbage you’re in luck. The Canim Lake Community Club hosts a Tuesday Night Cribbage Game at Margo’s Cabin, 7324 South Canim Lake Rd.

There is also a Canim Lake Community Club Book Club that meets at various locations (member’s homes) usually on the third Wednesday of the month.

The Club also has a dinner meeting for members and friends, held the third Friday of the month at one of the South Cariboo’s restaurants. The next dinner get-together is slated for March 17.

If you’re in or around the Canim Lake area and would like to become involved with the club, or just need more information please call the President, Dolores Angell at 250-397-0220 membership is only $10.00 per year and goes to supporting local activities and social gatherings. There are over 50 members now and they always welcome new members and ideas.

Their Annual General Meeting will be April 11 at Margo’s Cabin and there will be updates with further details soon.