Fishing derbies coming up and all anglers welcome to dip a line

Community news happening around the Deka Lake and District

The Deka Lake & District Volunteer Fire Department (DL&DVFD) fishing derby is Aug. 2-3 at Access #12.

Folks can fish from 7 a.m. to dusk on Aug. 2 and until 2 p.m. on Aug. 3.

Tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for children. All tickets go in the prize draw.

Prize-giving will be at the fire hall soon after 3 p.m., and ticket-holders must be present to win a draw prize.

The Deka Lake & District Ratepayers Association (DL&DRA) caters breakfast at the fire hall from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. both days, and on Sunday only, supper from 2 to 7 p.m.

The Ladies Auxiliary pop stand and the firefighters’ beverage garden open at 2 p.m.

Eileen Hackett received her DL&DVFD Ladies Auxiliary 10-year pin, not 15 as I said earlier.

It seems like she’s been a staunch community supporter for more than that!


SLDVFA derby

The Sulphurous Lake District Volunteer Firefighters’ Association (SLDVFA) fishing derby is Aug. 3 only.

Tickets cost $3. Weigh-in until 2 p.m. at either McGregor’s Dock on Sulphurous Lake, or at Moosehaven Resort on Hathaway Lake.


Rodeo action

The Interlakes Rodeo is Aug. 2-3 at the Interlakes Rodeo Grounds on East Sheridan Lake Road.

Gates open at 8 a.m. for a pancake breakfast, slack is at 9 a.m. on Sunday, and the main events start 1 p.m. both days.


Sad passing

Sincere sympathy is extended to the Antiss family on the June 28 loss of patriarch Roy just a few months short of his 80th birthday.



The community congratulates Mandy Lipka and Craig Charlton on the June 30 birth of their daughter, Luciana Marie.

Champagne and caviar go to Don Traill on his 85th birthday, and birthday bubbly goes to Joe Dayman. Congratulations on Barb and Ted Kerr’s 43rd wedding anniversary.


Fire ban underway

A campfire ban is now in effect.



Call the writer for contact numbers.

• Mountain Spruce Community Centre Society’s annual general meeting is at the park (intersection of Mahood Lake and Burgess roads) on July 26 at 11 a.m.

• The DL&DRA annual general meeting is on July 29 at 7.30 p.m. Arrive at 7 p.m. if you wish to pay dues of $7 per person or $10 per couple residing together.

• Kids Space Summer Vacation will be held at Interlakes Hall, July 28 to 31, starting at 10 a.m. daily. Call 250-593-4447 for information.

• To register for the Aug. 9-10 annual Magoo Funball Tournament at Interlakes Hall, call Barry Larson at 250-706-3877. Team entry cost is $200.


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