Quilters invite everyone to join in exciting new project

Community news happening around the Interlakes area of the South Cariboo

The Log Cabin Quilters (LCQ) are very excited about their new program which will see a quilt gifted to every chemotherapy patient at 100 Mile Hospital.

For many years, LCQ has gifted quilts to Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, for both comfort, and for preemies, of which they sent 24 last year, but this is the first time they’ve made special quilts for 100 Mile District General Hospital.

Spokesperson Celia Visscher said they anticipate making some 50 chemo quilts a year and, because this is a community project, they are eager to invite everyone who wishes to help.

Helpers do not need to be quilters, because they can cut, iron or sew and, of course, they can learn to quilt if they wish.

Roe Lake and District Recreation Commission, manager of Interlakes Hall, is donating use of the hall every 4th Thursday of the month from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., starting Sept. 26, and every month thereafter except December.

For further information, call Celia at 250-593-4070 .

CRD Referenda

On Sept. 7, the Cariboo Regional District (CRD) is holding two referenda, only one of which applies to Interlakes residents.

The one that does not affect us, because we are not part of the existing South Cariboo Recreation Service, is to provide financial support via property taxes to assist additional 100 Mile House recreational/cultural services, such as Martin Exeter Hall.

The other, which does apply to all Interlakes CRD Area L residents, is to provide financial support via property taxes to assist Search and Rescue (SAR).

This is expected to cost residents about $0.84 per $100,000 of taxable value, a mere pittance given the value of SAR, and the fact that it is often used in the Interlakes area. The CRD is holding an information meeting regarding this referendum, at 5.30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 15 at Interlakes Hall.

Advance voting will be available on Aug. 28 and Sept. 3 at the 100 Mile House District Office at 385 Birch Ave.

The CRD is also looking for volunteer scrutineers, one for, and one against for each voting place, i.e., 100 Mile House District Office, Lone Butte Community Hall and Interlakes Hall. Application forms are available at the CRD or 100 Mile House District office, and must be submitted by Aug. 9.

 

Quilters AGM

LCQ’s June 5 annual general meeting saw Elaine Adams elected as treasurer; and Hazel Smith as co-leader. Remaining in office are Leader Gyl Connaty (250-593-4456); and secretary Linda Farthing. Regular meetings return as of Sept. 4 .

 

Public hearing

The CRD has scheduled a public hearing at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 20 at Interlakes Hall, to receive input into the Danns’ proposal for 11 two- plus acre strata lots on their 154 acre Crooked Lake Ranch. Since the Danns’ June 1 information meeting, the plan has passed two readings by the CRD.

This hearing is residents’ only opportunity to voice opinions, after which the proposal goes back to the CRD for third and final reading .

 

Celebrations

Birthday bubbly goes to Alamaz Durand and Terry Allan. Congratulations to Bev and Doug Crawford on their 57th wedding anniversary, Aug. 11.

 

Calendar

Call the writer for contact numbers

• Family Bingo, Deka Firehall, every Wednesday. Doors open at 6:15 p.m., play starts at 7 p.m.

• Deka Lake and District Ratepayers’ Association annual general meeting: 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 8 at Deka Firehall.

• Magoo Memorial Fun ball Tournament Aug. 10 and 11 at Interlakes Hall. Spectators are welcome and there is a concession.

• “13 to 93” meets 5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 16 at 7895 Deane Rd., Bridge Lake

• Interlakes Volunteer Fire Department annual general meeting, 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 21 at Interlakes Hall.

 

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