Historic gymkhana slated for North Green Lake on July 11

Longest running gymkhana in British Columbia will be held at the grounds just west of the Little Horse Lodge

The longest running gymkhana in British Columbia, operated by the non-profit Watch Lake-Green Lake Community Association (WLGLCA), will be held at the grounds just west of the Little Horse Lodge on North Green Lake Road on July 11.

The gates open at 10 a.m. and the events start at noon. Everyone is welcome; admission is $2.

This is a horse and rider sporting event, which includes barrel racing, musical tires and baton racing. There will be a concession serving mouth-watering hamburgers and hotdogs, pop, coffee, chocolate bars, chips, etc. There is also a refreshment garden to quench the adults’ thirst.

The gymkhana is a lot of fun for both competitors and the public, so bring a good hat, sunscreen and your camera.

Volunteers needed

The WLGLCA is looking for volunteers to help with community events, and if you are able to spare a bit of time during these events, please contact Joni Guenther at 250-456-7330.

Even an hour or two would be greatly appreciated.

Watch Lake Community Hall

If you would like to rent the Watch Lake Community Hall for receptions – weddings or anniversaries, birthday parties, get-togethers, meetings and other activities – pleas contact Tanya Richards at 250-456-7783.

She will give you more information and gladly book the days you require for that special day.


Happy belated birthdays got to Dona Andrews and Judy Thatcher. We hope you both had a wonderful day.

A bubbly birthday wish goes to Brian Thatcher.


Call the writer for contact numbers and dates.

• The Watch Lake-North Green Lake Volunteer Fire Department has fire practice several times a month. New volunteers are always welcome. If you can find the time, come and join.

• Watch Lake & District Women’s Institute meets every third Wednesday of the month; social and crafts at 11 a.m. and the meeting at 12:30 p.m. Bring a lunch. New members are welcome.

Let me know

If you have community events, get-well, birthday or anniversary wishes or new you would like to share with the community, call the writer at 250-395-9082 or e-mail gisele.poliseno@gmail.com. I would love to hear from you.