Lac des Roches ladies sew fabric onto fabric

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

The Bridge Lake Knotty Ladies met at Marg Neill’s home on Nov. 19

The Bridge Lake Knotty Ladies met at Marg Neill’s home on Nov. 19

The Bridge Lake Appliqué Club, or the “Knotty Ladies,” has undergone some changes and now rotate their monthly meetings among the members’ homes.

Lac des Roches’ Marg Neill hosted the November get-together where these avid sewers enjoyed their bag lunches and worked on their individual projects for a few hours. The ladies were eager to share their ideas, experience and suggestions to new members and invited guests.

The variety of techniques and project ideas give the application of this craft, endless possibilities – not to mention – the fun of getting together with so many like-minded crafters.

Boultbee bragging rights

A rule followed by the Boultbee Road walkers is each of the ladies have unlimited bragging rights about their children and grandchildren.

Elsie Clarkson has no shortage of stories to share of her seven talented grandchildren when she walks.  As the football season comes to a close, Elsie is proud to talk about grandson, Tommy Clarkson, who is following the footsteps of his dad, retired B.C. Lion’s football player Larry Clarkson, with a promising football career of his own. Now studying at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas on a sports scholarship, Tommy’s team’s first significant away game this season was in Hawaii during the Thanksgiving weekend.

His younger brother, Mathew, plays football with the École Mission Secondary School team, which has earned a spot in this season’s final playoff, scheduled for December.

Sledders will be warm

The Bridge Lake Bushwhackers Snowmobile Club has been dissolved and the clubhouse and warming shack, previously positioned on the Wavey Lake Forestry Service Road near Cow Camp, has been sold to a buyer out of the area.

Many local residents belonged to this club for several years and routinely joined in on the organized trail rides and certainly enjoyed the comforts of the warming hut on many sledding excursions in the hills around Lac des Roches.

Several residents have now prepared Cow Camp for use as an alternate warming hut for the upcoming sledding season.

Although the camp has suffered vandalism over the years, it is hoped that sledders will respect the log

cabin and equipment as well as they did the old clubhouse over the years and that the camp is useful and inviting to all sledders for this season and many to come.


Friends meet

The Friends of Lac des Roches and Birch Lake will host its annual general meeting at the Lac des Roches Resort restaurant on Dec. 9 at 4 p.m.

Anyone can attend this public meeting, but only current members are eligible to vote on society matters, including filling several expired executive positions.  Membership to the society can be acquired through the group’s website or this writer.

Wolves close by

A resident hiking behind the cabins on McCarthy Road discovered a gathering spot used recently by several wolves. The location was likely the source of the howling heard earlier this fall, thought to have come from the north side of Highway 24; however, the wolves were obviously a lot closer.


Sparse wildlife

Swans, ducks, eagles and kingfishers are still observed around the ice-free lake.

Coyote, fox and deer tracks have been noticed since the snow started falling in mid-November and the bears seem to have left for the winter.


Winter’s reprieve

Dry days and bare yards are proving to be an opportunity for many residents to catch up on overdue outside work and jump start next year’s yard work. Local burning combined with slash burning in surrounding hills accounts for some smoky days and colourful sunsets.