Kids Space annual vacation was a blast

Cariboo Presbyterian Church hosted its annual Kids Space vacation

Calvin Weston

Calvin Weston

Interlakes’ youth group, Kids Space, which is sponsored by the Cariboo Presbyterian Church, held its annual vacation at Interlakes Hall, July 30-Aug. 2.

Baseball, music, crafts, papier-mâché and, naturally, Jesus, provided fun for over a dozen youngsters, and culminated in sports day on Aug. 2.

This year’s theme was the Miracles of Jesus. With help from Elaine Adams and Alamaz Durand, the children enacted several of Jesus’ miracles: feeding the 5,000; turning water into wine; calming the storm; and healing the paralyzed man.

Celia Visscher was in charge of creating wonderful papier-mâché pigs; and Calgary’s Anita Strifling and her niece, Breanna Witzke, from the Lower Mainland ran the “games” section each day.

Delicious food was catered by Arlene Dahl, Dawn Caldwell and Sophie Wilcox, while the music was handled by Celia’s grandchildren, Darby (13) and Jackson (11) Howard. The two siblings have beautiful voices and recently had lead roles in a Chilliwack production of The Sound of Music.

In September, Pat Lytton (250-593-4447) will become overall co-ordinator of Kids Space and Teen Space. As well as co-ordinating, Pat will run Kids Space, while previous co-ordinator Elaine Adams will run Teen Space.

The Junior Firefighters’ Club, for youth aged 16 plus, will now meet at Interlakes Volunteer Fire Department’s (IVFD) regular Tuesday practices.

Quilting news

The Log Cabin Quilters (LCQ) reconvenes Sept. 12 with an extra, informational meeting.

The group generally meets at Interlakes Hall from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of the month.

The LCQ is well-known for the beautiful quilts the members donate to worthy causes, such as Bridge Lake School’s annual auction and the IVFD annual raffle.

However, they’re not only good quitters, but also excellent teachers. This year, they will be concentrating on in-house instruction for basic quilting. Starting with six different blocks, they will also teach sashing and borders.

“It’ll be very simple,” says leader Gyl Connaty. “So people who have a vestige of interest can learn the techniques in a non-stressful way and, actually, they’ll have lots of fun.”

Additional information is always available from Connaty at 250-593-4456.

Speaker cancelled

Unfortunately, falconer Chris Foster has had to cancel tonight’s (Aug. 8) speaking engagement at Bridge Lake School for the Friends of Bridge Lake.

Missed opportunity

Naturally, I didn’t have my camera with me when five bucks of varying points crossed Horse Lake Road in front of me.

I stopped, they stopped, and I would have had a superb photo.


Happy birthday today (Aug. 8) to Terry Allan.

Birthday bubbly also goes to Alamaz Durand and Joe Visscher, while on Aug.11, Bev and Doug Crawford celebrate 56 years of wedded bliss.

Many congratulations to Horse Lake horse-rider Tristiana Allwood who collected three gold medals in dressage at the BC Summer Games.

Health and much future happiness are wished for Roxanne Sullivan, daughter of Jim and Lola, on her July 28 marriage to David Sutton of the 108.


Call the writer for contact numbers.

• Celebration of Life for Norm Boulanger today (Aug. 8) at Interlakes Hall at 3 p.m.

• Family Bingo, every Wednesday at Deka Fire Hall. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.; play starts at 7 p.m.

• Bridge Lake Duplicate Bridge Club holds an unofficial game at Moira Davies’ residence Aug. 16 at 6:45 p.m. Those who wish to play should call 250-593-4467.

• IVFD annual general meeting Interlakes Hall Aug. 23 at 7 p.m., Aug. 23.