Rockin’ the house at Horse Lake Elementary School

Pat McKay

Pat McKay

Students had a great time performing in the popular air band competition on June 13.

The fame and prestige of first place in the primary division went to Brendan Scott, Aiden Moore, Hannah Meier and Karli-Rae Ross, singing “Online.”

Devin Martin, Aaron Harvard, Tory River, Michaela Good Willie, Kayla Kumises and Justine Zimmerman who performed “Thriller” took the intermediate division honour.

There were 14 groups in all which included everyone from kindergarten to teachers participating.

Students will soon be running and jumping at their Intermediate Track and Field Day on June 2, with end-of-year field trips, graduation ceremonies and awards days to follow before school lets out for summer.


Family fun day

Lone Butte Fish and Wildlife (LBWF) is hosting a Father’s Day fishing derby at No Name Lake (northeast of Canim Lake), June 17-19.

Along with the derby, there will be 22-calibre shooting, archery and a lot of prizes. Pre-register at Exeter Sporting Goods if possible, so they know how many free burgers and hotdogs to supply for participants. The cost for youths under 18 years is $2.

This is a drug- and alcohol-free family event.

Check LBFW’s new website at for more details and other upcoming events. The club’s next general meeting will be held at the Lone Butte Community Hall on June 23 at 7 p.m. Call George Ostoforoff at 250-395-4027 or Jude Dion at 250-395-4626 for more information.


Work appreciated

The Lone Butte Community Association wishes to thank Vivianne Fournier for her many years of dedicated service to the hall as the custodian.

Her countless hours have kept the newly renovated hall sparkling and ready for any functions. Stepping in will be Ellis Van Rassel, a newcomer to the area, who looks forward to getting involved in her community.


Lone Butte Rocks

It’s time to mark our calendars for the Third Annual Lone Butte Rocks celebration on June 18.

Plans and preparations are being made for entertainment, sales vendors, barbecues, garage sales and other activities for the big day. Come out from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and see what Lone Butte has to offer.

There will be a pie-eating contest, a poker run, live entertainment, and the 4H petting zoo. There will be many flea market tables as well as artisans, plants, and fresh baking being offered.

If anyone wishes to be involved in providing entertainment or volunteering in any way, contact Heather Nelson at 250-395-3588. If you are interested in having a table or booth to display your wares, call Pat McKay at 250-395-2114 to book your space.



Fourth anniversary

Mark Roseboom celebrated his business’s fourth anniversary on May 14 with a barbecue, and proceeds being split between the Lone Butte Historical Society and Lone Butte Community Association.

Ed Ryhal from Watch Lake also won a raffle basket full of fishing tackle for his next adventure on our many lakes.



After 30 years in service to the Lone Butte Volunteer Fire Department, Mike Collinge will be stepping down as chief, a position he’s held for the past six years.

He will still be a member, but will be handing over the position to the new Cariboo Regional District-appointed chief at the end of June.



Birthday wishes go out to Tracey Lervick on June 13.


Thanks again

Many thanks to Heather Nelson for writing the last column.

It was refreshing to see some wide-open spaces and four-legged critters to greet us back in the Cariboo. My children have all come to a unanimous conclusion that the concrete, bustling city of Calgary is definitely not for them.