Longtime 70 Mile resident Mae McConnell remembered at celebration of life

The 70 Mile Community Hall was completely full for the celebration of life for Mae McConnell who passed away on Nov. 11

The 70 Mile Community Hall was completely full for the celebration of life for Mae McConnell who passed away on Nov. 11.

There were about 250 friends and relatives who recalled the many talents of this remarkable lady. She was a resident of the community for many years and was known by everyone. Mae was 86.

Bingo night

A special Christmas bingo will be held Dec. 10 at Seventy Mile Access Centre (SMAC).

There will be turkeys, hams and cash prizes, as well as good neighbour prizes. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and play starts at 6:30.

Poker tourney

The next poker tournament will be held Dec. 5 at the Elaine Pattie residence at 2489 N. Bonaparte Rd.

Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. and play starts at 1. If you wish to attend but will be late, pre-register by calling Elaine at 250-706-8491 and a spot will be held for you.

SMAC news

A general meeting will be held Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. at the centre and everyone is welcome.

SMAC will be closed for the Christmas holidays. The last day this year will be Dec. 21 and it will be closed from Dec. 22 to Jan. 1.

Firefighter news

The 70 Mile House Volunteer Fire Department will hold a fire practice on Dec. 13 at 9 a.m. at the fire hall on Willow Road.

Bookmobile schedule

The Thompson-Nicola bookmobile will be in the area on Dec. 17.

It will be at the South Green Lake Fire Hall from 10 to 11 a.m. and at the 70 Mile General Store from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.