Giant planter, bake, craft sale scheduled for Canim Store, May 31

Community news happening around the Canim Lake area

Kira Saenger wowed audiences at the recent 100 Mile Festival of the Arts

Kira Saenger wowed audiences at the recent 100 Mile Festival of the Arts

Dear Canimites,

Spring’s beauty shines, greens of a thousand shades, flowers appearing, and the mammoth Planter, Bake and Craft Sale set to happen May 31 at the Canim Lake Store, 10 a.m.-noon.


Sweet voice

Kira Saenger, daughter of Fred and Gail Saenger of Canim Lake, wowed audiences at the recent 100 Mile Festival of the Arts.

She won the George Kellett Memorial Award for Jazz Vocal, and a gold rating in the minstrel category from her adjudicator for her performance of House of the Rising Sun.

Kira is one of the 10 finalists in the Cariboo Idols competition. The 14-year-old Grade 9 student is coached by Pat Friesen of 100 Mile House.

Gail credits Hisako Arai and her speech arts class in Forest Grove for Kira’s stage confidence.


Mahood Lake gathering

Folks in the Mahood Lake area gathered at the home of Bob and Carol MacKenzie to enjoy a meal and discuss local concerns.

Top of mind were road issues, particularly several soft sections bare of gravel and an old culvert beginning to washout, possibly stranding people. The group will continue its lake stewardship work by monitoring the lake’s turbidity.

In addition, the society is purchasing a medical oxygen tank, blood pressure cuff and related gear, so local Samaritans can better respond to medical emergencies in the community.


Canim Club bursary

The Canadian Revenue Agency has approved the new Purposes of the community club, enabling it to provide assistance to graduating students at PSO for post-secondary education.

The club is offering a $1,000 bursary this year from the funds made available by the sale of the old Eagle Creek schoolhouse property. A student awards committee at PSO makes the decisions. Preference will be given to students from our area.

That’s all for now. Until next time, here’s wishing you many blessings.