Lac des Roches ladies gather for a good cause

Community news happening around the Lac des Roches area of the South Cariboo

Ladies of Boultbee Road enjoyed tea

Ladies of Boultbee Road enjoyed tea

The ladies of Boultbee Road never have to look too hard for a reason to get together for a travelling tea party.

Oct. 6 proved to be a good day to gather as the group included four ladies from the road who had never attended before. A small cake with candles was presented to the youngest attendee celebrating her birthday, although several other ladies insisted they were also 29. No doubt their claim referred to their state of mind and not their actual age.

The hostess, Dale Yeager, used the opportunity to have the ladies sign a huge card for her son-in-law, Todd Obermire who is battling pancreatic cancer. Well wishes and messages of hope from the neighbourhood where Todd has enjoyed many hours of recreational activities are sure to provide positive inspiration for him and his wife during this difficult time.

The ladies generously contributed $150 towards Dale’s fundraising efforts for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.


Tossing tournament

It was another successful year at the Boultbee Road annual horseshoe tournament, with 48 participants joining in on the action.

According to several participants, weather on the Thanksgiving weekend was “just about the best” they had experienced during the 25-year running of the neighbourhood event. Participants and spectators enjoyed the sunny day without having to huddle around a burning barrel for warmth.

Congratulations to the winning team of neighbours Kelly Raby and Steve Gillett and a big thank-you is extended to the team of residents who helped with organizing and cooking.

Invitations for next year’s tournament are sent out to previous participants; however, others interested in joining in on the fun can have their names added to the waiting list. Contact the writer for more information.


Bear incident

Sadly, two bears were hit on Highway 24 during the evening on Oct. 14.

A large sow and her cub both died at the scene. There is little doubt these were two of the bears observed roaming through yards on a daily basis during the past month.

Residents should continue to be cautious as there could easily be more bears in the area.


Shoreline cleanup

Frost, ice and strong winds have prompted residents to put their boats and docks safely away for winter.

Some docks have been moved to protected bays around the lake while many are pulled up onto the shore. Residents are reminded that public accesses are used during the winter for travelling to the lake for recreational and standby emergency water purposes and should never be blocked.


Family reunion

Congratulations to Don St. Hilaire of Boultbee Road for his milestone birthday in October.

Don waited until his entire family came home from Edmonton for Thanksgiving to celebrate. While Don claimed “the best birthday present ever” was to be surrounded by his family, the fact that everyone pitched in to split and stack his winter supply of firewood was an added bonus and just in time for the fast-approaching winter.


Friends meet

A small group of members attended the annual general meeting of the Friends of Lac des Roches and Birch Lake on Sept. 30 at the Lac des Roches Resort.

The executive remains the same and names are posted on the society’s website. For the benefit of new members present, the group’s involvement with water stewardship, wildlife and environmental monitoring was explained.

Residents are encouraged to renew their memberships as a show of support for the society’s initiatives and to benefit from their quarterly newsletters.

Call the writer for more information or go to the society’s website at