Friends gather to bid farewell to Don and Marion Traill

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

Don and Marion Traill cut their farewell cake

Dozens of friends attended June 29’s Farewell Luncheon honouring Don and Marion Traill who are moving away after nigh on 40 years.

Marion is a founding member of Deka Lake & District Volunteer Fire Department’s (DLDVFD) Ladies Auxiliary (LA), past president, chief quilter, and fire department dispatcher. In addition, she is past Head Fire Commissioner.

Don has been a DLDVFD mainstay since its inception in 1979, including doing the trucks’ mechanics.

As a souvenir, DLDVFD and its LA presented the much-loved couple with a beautifully framed photo of Deka Lake surmounted by sapphire sky and fluffy white clouds.


Fish Derby

For DLDVFD’s fishing derby, weigh in at Access 12, 7 a.m.-dusk, Aug. 1; 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Aug. 2. Tickets are $10; $5 for children 12 and under. Deka Lake & District Ratepayers’ Association (DLDRA) caters breakfast both days at the fire hall; and supper from 2 p.m. on Sunday only. DLDRA is also hosting a Show ’n Shine on the Sunday.


Rodeo action

The 25th Interlakes BCRA Rodeo goes Aug. 1-2 at Interlakes Rodeo Grounds. Gates open at 8 a.m. with a pancake breakfast, slack is at 9 a.m. Sunday, and the main events start 1 p.m. both days.


Sunday derby

The Sulphurous/Hathaway fishing derby is on Aug. 2 only. Weigh-in 8 a.m.-2 p.m., McGregor’s Wharf, Sulphurous; or at Moosehaven Resort, Hathaway. Tickets cost $5, which includes a ticket on a pontoon boat raffle, in addition to many regular prizes.



Happy birthday wishes go to Carissa Ruscheinsky, Joe Dayman and Don Traill.

Congratulations on Barb and Ted Kerr’s 44th wedding anniversary; and Laurie and Gary Sayenchuk’s second.



Call the writer for contact numbers.

• Cariboo Regional District information meeting regarding the Aug. 29 referenda: 5-7pm, tonight (July 23) at Interlakes Community Centre (ICC).

• Social Cafe: Enjoy a boxed lunch ($5) on the Pioneer Heritage Trail, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., July 27.

• DLDRA annual general meeting: 7 p.m,. July 28, Deka Fire Hall.

• Master gardeners, Fearon Blair and Elainer Sedgman, on “Bees, protecting our pollinators”: 7 p.m., July 29 at ICC.

• Call 250-593-4967 if you can help at the Interlakes Rodeo, Aug. 1-2, or help with grounds upkeep at ICC.


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