Memorial quilt awarded at fishing derby

Diana Forster's regular correspondence for the 100 Mile Free Press

Ally White’s (centre) name was the one drawn by (left) LA vice-president Val Dennison and president Patty Nash

Ally White’s (centre) name was the one drawn by (left) LA vice-president Val Dennison and president Patty Nash

At Deka Lake & District Volunteer Fire Department’s (DLDVFD) Ice-Fishing derby, on Feb. 11, their Ladies Auxiliary (LA) drew the winner of the Memorial quilt.

This quilt honours all the LA’s quilters who have gone before, and the draw is only between those members of DLDVFD and the LA who have not won before. This year’s lucky winner was the LA’s Ally White.

The LA’s March 1 meeting set the date for the Fall Dinner/Dance as Oct. 21.

Their Welcome Wagon committee reported having visited three new families in February; and thanked Cheryl Chamberlain and Jocelyne Colbert for donating the cookies, and Ruth Allan for donating the relish.

The ladies agreed to donate a lap quilt to the silent auction (with proceeds going to the Burn Fund) at June’s annual Fire Chiefs’ Association of British Columbia Convention.

The ladies next meet at 10 a.m., April 5. Immediately thereafter, LA members will travel to Interlakes Community Centre (ICC) to attend a luncheon, to which they have kindly been invited by the Log Cabin Quilters.

Note that Deka Family Bingo at Deka Firehall is back for two weeks only, March 22 and 29, which is during spring break.

Ads for this year’s Bridge Lake Fair entry booklet are now sold out. The booklet goes to press at the end of March and will be on the streets in May.



Warmest birthday wishes go to Joanne Levick and Roy Tomlinson.



Call the writer for contact numbers

– The Log Cabin Quilters meet from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., March 15 at ICC.

– Movie at the ICC: 1 p.m., Saturday, March 18. Showing Desperado with Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek.

– Call 250-593-4869 by March 17 to book a 30-minute foot reflexology massage at the ICC with Piri de Vries, between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., March 20.

– Fitness Circuit with Cambria, at the ICC, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesdays from March 21. Four classes for $28 in advance; or $10 drop-in.