Fun-filled summer on fire department’s schedule

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

Kathy Stanley

The South Green Lake Volunteer Fire Department (SGLVFD) is having a work bee today (July 10), starting at 10 a.m.

Everyone is welcome to join the firefighters do a general cleanup of the property and the fire hall buildings. Let’s make our fire department proud of its community.


AGM slated

The SGLVFD annual general meeting will be held at the fire hall (546 S. Green Lake Rd.) on July 13 from 10 am to noon. Members are encouraged to attend.


Fire practices

Practices are held every other Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m., and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon.

The next practices will be held on July 16, 20, 30 and Aug. 3. Mark these dates on your calendar and remember new recruits are always welcome.


Fun guaranteed

The SGLVFD Community Day and Open House is slated for Aug. 3 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and it promises to be an exciting day.

There will be running races, fire hose relays, tug-of-war, firefighter demonstrations and folks just might be able to climb in the fire truck and imagine they are fighting fires.

A lunch will be served with hotdogs, ice cream, drinks and other goodies.

The day starts at 8 a.m. with the two-mile fun run behind a fire truck.

The schedule is as follows:

• 11 a.m. – Official opening

• 11:30 a.m. – Firefighters demonstration

• Noon – Fire hose relays with teams of four – preteen, teen, post-teen categories

• 12:30 p.m. – Tug-of-war – put a team together to challenge your friends, neighbours and other families, and finally the firefighters will take on anyone.

The cost of participation is only a Loonie per person per event. This will definitely be a family and youth-friendly day.


Appreciation dinner

Please note the appreciation dinner date has been changed to Sept. 7.

More details will be available as the day approaches.


Open House

The Green Lake Snowmobile Club’s Open House will be on Aug. 17 and organizers hope to make it not only informative about the club and its trails, but also have something for the whole family to enjoy.

ATV riders are invited to attend to give their ideas and input.

Many volunteers are needed, so please call Cheryl Groves at 250-456-2112 if you can lend a helping hand.


Golf anyone

Tin Cup Golf Course is a great place that will offer the whole family a day of fun in those hot summer days.

Pack your lunch as there are many picnic barbecue sites. The course is at 4100 North Bonaparte Rd., just past the South Green Lake Road.

Ray or Seija Paulokangas used to have three annual charity tournaments that they would like to bring back.

For more information or to help with the tourneys, please call them at 250-456-7577.


Information needed

If you know of anyone doing something interesting in our area, please feel free to call me at 250-644-4242 or e-mail me at I’ll make sure the community knows.


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