Fishing derby provides big boost to 70 Mile & Area Community Fund

Community news happening around the 70 Mile House area of the South Cariboo

The annual Dusty Rose/Big Bar fishing derby was held Feb. 8, and a sold-out crowd gathered at the pub for a meal and prizes when the fishing was done.

Dennis Huber, Nancy Harris, Ken Fern and Sally Watson volunteered their services as designated drivers for the evening.

The project raised $430 in donations for the 70 Mile & Area Community Fund.


Income tax

The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program returns for another year.

This service provides free tax preparation for low-income individuals. Just take your information to the Seventy Mile Access Centre (SMAC) on Saturdays between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Tax preparation will be done on: March 1, 15, 22 and 29; and April 5, 19 and 26.


Poker tournament

The 70 Mile Community Club sponsored a poker tournament on Feb. 1.

There were 21 players and the winners were: first, Ken Freed; second, Doug Johnston; third, Guy Williams; and fourth Jerry Ozog.

The next tournament will be held March 8 at the 70 Mile Community Hall. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and play starts at 12:30 p.m.



The next 70 Mile House Volunteer Fire Department (70MHVFD) bingo will be held Feb. 27 at SMAC.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and play starts at 6:30. For information, call Vic at 250-456-2321.


SMAC news

The SMAC society will hold its annual general meeting on April 5 at noon at the centre. Everyone is welcome but only members can vote.


Firefighter news

The 70MHVFD will hold a practice on March 2 at the fire hall on Willow Road.

New firefighters are needed.