Hall granted $5,000

Community news happing in the Bridge Lake and Interlakes area of the South Cariboo

Roe Lake & District Recreation Commission's Gyl Connaty

Roe Lake & District Recreation Commission's Gyl Connaty

On Nov. 8, Barb Butler and Jonathan Blais of Farm Credit Canada travelled from Kelowna to Interlakes Hall to present a $5,000 cheque from the FCC Agri-Spirt Fund to Roe Lake & District Recreation Commission, to help complete the hall’s kitchen.

As its name suggests, Farm Credit Canada extends credit to farms across Canada. and has a certain amount of funds available for grants, to “support rural agriculture in Canada.” One of their major grant recipients are the Canadian 4H Clubs.

Interlakes Hall was newly built after a fire destroyed the old hall over 25 years ago, and was sadly lacking in modern conveniences. Now, thanks to a prolific grant-writer in Gyl Connaty, the hall is receiving renovations.


Trail name chosen

The new wheelchair accessible trail from Interlakes Hall to the Rodeo Grounds has now been christened the “Pioneer Heritage Wilderness Trail.”

Several well-known local names were suggested but, rather than offend anyone, the committee chose the word “pioneer.” This honours each and every one of those well-known families who braved the elements and the loneliness to enjoy the spectacular beauty of this area in the early 20th century, long before the term “Interlakes” was coined by the Lions in 1976.


Book club

Bridge Lake Community School Book Club will meet at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, to discuss An Irish Country Doctor, by Patrick Taylor. Call 250-593-2264 for venue.



A very happy birthday is wished for Michelle Nedved, Sibylle Vogel, Celia Visscher and Terry Brassington.



Call the writer for contact numbers.

• Teen Space meets 5:30 to 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 22 at Interlakes Hall. All youth aged 12 and up are welcome.

• Crib, Deka Firehall, 7:30 p.m., Nov. 22.

• Roe Lake & District Recreation Commission meets 7 p.m., Nov. 27 at Interlakes Hall, followed by an Interlakes Community Association meeting at 7:30 p.m.