Patenaudes given a fond farewell by Deka Lake friends

After many years at Deka Lake, Julian Patenaude and his wife, Gert, have moved to Grindrod

Gert and Julian Patenaude were delighted to receive a farewell framed photo of Deka Lake

Gert and Julian Patenaude were delighted to receive a farewell framed photo of Deka Lake

After many years at Deka Lake, Julian Patenaude and his wife, Gert, have moved to Grindrod, a wee village near Enderby.

On July 27, the popular couple was presented with a farewell gift from the Deka Lake & District Volunteer Fire Department (DLDVFD) and the Deka Lake & District Ratepayers’ Association (DLDRA). Both organizations have benefited greatly from Julian’s expert knowledge of fishing, both in kind and financially, and they will be sorely missed.

We wish them much happiness in their new home.

Barbecue appreciated

Bob and Cheri Bass from Alberta donated a barbecue for the Aug. 1-2 DLDVFD fishing derby, and the lucky winner was Todd Ambeau who is Harv Allen’s great nephew.

The community is most appreciative of the Bass’s generosity.

Executive returned

At the DLDRA’s annual general meeting on July 28, the executive was returned to office.

President Marty Mahovlich is assisted by vice-president Al Martin, secretary Penny Millway and treasurer Lorna Wiebe.

Directors at large are Sandy Amy, Barry Armitage, Jocelyne Colbert, Gail Davis, Kerrie LeGrand, Jane Mahovlich, Joyce Rowe and Wolf Zink.

Two dozen residents plus a dozen of Deka’s firefighters were present to hear the South Cariboo Search & Rescue’s (SCSAR) Val Severin speak about their work and rescues. The SCSAR now receives the financial support of all Interlakes residents via property taxes.

Celebrations

Birthday bubbly goes to Colleen Law and Gus Collins, and especially for Marion Traill’s 85th.

Congratulations on wedding anniversaries go to Elaine and Bill Adams who celebrate 42 years; and on Sandy and Jaime Law’s 14 years.

Calendar

Call the writer for contact numbers.

• Texas Hold ’Em Tournament, Aug. 22 at Interlakes Community Centre (ICC.) Doors open at 11:30 a.m., play noon-5 p.m. Cost is $50 plus $5 donation to the hall; for information, call Sheila at 250-593-4869.

• Show ’n Shine, Interlakes Corner, Aug. 23. Registration at 9 a.m.; show starts at 10.

• Interlakes Volunteer Fire Department annual general meeting: 7 p.m. Aug. 27 at ICC. The raffle will be drawn.

• Cariboo Regional District two referenda: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Aug. 29 at ICC. Be sure to drop in and cast your vote.