Katalin Kovacs is Bridge Lake artiste for September

Always fond of art, Katalin was a kindergarten teacher in Hungary for 30 years

At the 58th Annual Bridge Lake Fair

Katalin Kovacs, originally Croatian but brought up in Hungary, is a Horse Lake resident and guest artiste in Bridge Lake Library’s Community Showcase for September.

Always fond of art, Katalin was a kindergarten teacher in Hungary for 30 years, teaching the children how to paint. She also and illustrated poems and fairy tales.

She moved here in 2004, and in 2007, she needed “something to do,” and began volunteering with the Parkside Art Gallery in 100 Mile House.

Thereafter, she took classes with local artists, such as Patsy Granberg and Sharon Isaaks, as well as in Kamloops.

Her favourite medium is watercolour, but she also uses soft pastels in combination and, occasionally, acrylic.

Her preferred subject is landscapes, of which she has written: “I am impressed with the beauty of the Cariboo: the water, the rocks, the sky, and the scenery of mountains, lakes and spectacular sunsets. “Through my painting, I hope I can share all my memories and favourite places….”

Tournament successful

The annual Magoo/Moore Memorial Funball Tournament, which has been running for some 40 years, was a resounding success with 13 teams participating over the weekend of Aug. 8-9.

The trophy went to Williams Lake’s Mixed Fry Bread, followed by Bridge Lake’s Blue Roof captained by Mark Paddison. A team from Vancouver placed third.

Co-ordinator Barry Larson said it was a great weekend, and he greatly appreciated the assistance of Craig Charlton and Craig Simpson, and “all the ladies [from the Roe Lake and District Recreation Commission] who kept us fed and hydrated.”


Birthday bubbly goes to Isabelle Poirier for today (Aug. 27); and 13 huge balloons go to Dirk Verheul who becomes a teenager Aug. 28.


Call the writer for contact numbers.

• Interlakes Volunteer Fire Department annual general meeting: 7 p.m. on Aug. 27 at Interlakes Community Centre (ICC.) The raffle will be drawn.

• Cariboo Regional District’s two referenda: 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Aug. 29 at ICC.

• The Log Cabin Quilters will not meet until Sept. 9.

• Call 250-593-0203 to reserve a $10 spot at Interlakes Rodeo Grounds tailgate sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Sept. 19.


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