From pole-walking to singing, BLCS busy

Bridge Lake School

With pole-walking all the rage, Bridge Lake Community School (BLCS) is leading

such a walk on Saturday, March 12 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Bring a water

bottle and adjustable poles if possible or borrow them from the school.

On Saturday, March 26, from 1-3 p.m., you can learn how to make the

proper knot for the job. The cost is $5.

Also on March 26, an Income Tax clinic will be held from 1 to 4:30 p.m. for

those with an income up to $35,000, except self-employed. If you miss this

one, a second will be held on April 16.

Given the success of its first three-week reflexology course, another will be

held at 7 p.m., March 29, and April 5 and 12. The course fee is $50 and

space is limited.

Any singer or instrumentalist who is interested in a jam session should call


Note also that regular BLCS evening classes will be held during Spring


To register, or for more information, call coordinator Wendy Dubbin at 250-



Rhythmic gymnastics

The fundraising auction for Club Excel Rhythmic Gymnastics is now

scheduled for Saturday, March 26 at Interlakes Hall The doors and bar will

open at 5:30 p.m. and the auction commences at 7:30.

A Country Dinner at 6:30 p.m. is available for those who would like it. This

costs is $10.

There is no admission charge for the auction but a verbal reservation is

required; call Sharron Woloshyn at 250-593-0041.


Fair changes

Bridge Lake Fair organizers have announced that this year’s fair will

provide an inaugural “roving” trophy, meaning that it could be awarded in

any section. For 2011, this roving trophy will be awarded to the Best of

Show Needlework.

In addition, mostly due to the time involved in computations, there will be no

People’s Choice awards this year.

At the end of the fair, those entrants who wish to donate their entries (such

as flowers, vegetables, wine, etc.), will be asked to place them on a table

outside the hall. Anyone may then make a donation and take what they

wish. All proceeds of this table will go to Roe Lake & District Recreation

Commission who generously provide use of their hall and grounds for free.


Bundle of joy

Residents send many congratulations to Martina (Lendi) Messner and her

husband, Toby, on the Jan. 21 birth of their daughter, Kyra.

Martina immigrated from Europe in her youth and was schooled at Bridge

Lake, so is very well known at Interlakes.



Condolences are extended to family and friends of Alex Kirkwood who

passed away Feb. 9 just before his 85th birthday. Alex and his late wife,

Irene, ran Aunt Jessie’s B&B at Bridge Lake for many years.

I extend my sincere personal sympathy to the family fo Laura Thomson

who passed away Feb. 16. A lovely lady, Laura was my roommate in 100

Mile Hospital for the latter part of January, at which time I met many

members of her family.



Champagne and caviar goes to Joanne Levick who celebrates her 75th birthday March 14. Birthday bubbly goes to Roy Tomlinson for March 15, while Sierra Dorward gets four big balloons on March 10. Many congratulations on Linda and Al Bishop’s 50th wedding anniversary on March 11.



Call the writer for contact numbers.

•Kids Space meets 5:30-7:30 p.m., Friday, March 11 at Interlakes Hall. All

Interlakes children to age eleven are welcome.

•Log Cabin Quilters meet 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 16 at

Interlakes Hall.

•Family Bingo, Deka Fire Hall, Wednesday, March 16 and 23. Doors open

at 6:15 p.m. and play starts at 7. Come for fun, door prizes, bake-table

raffle and Super G.