Ryan’s Squad win Snowball Tourney

Diana Forster's regular contribution to the 100 Mile House Free Press

The Deka Lake & District Volunteer Fire Department’s (DLDVFD) entry for the Feb. 12 Outhouse Races was manned by firefighters (left) Lorelei Jones

Congratulations go to DLDVFD’s Feb. 12 Outhouse entry, The Runny Situation, which placed second in the Mixed Hidden Time race.

Starting March 8, Mountain Spruce Community Events Centre (7571 Pettyjohn Rd, Sulphurous) will be holding a book exchange/sale from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. every Wednesday.

Art classes are also a possibility! If you would like to attend a “think tank,” call Genny at 250-593-4544.

 

Snowball Tournament

Seven teams competed in Feb. 11 and 12’s Ryan Larson Memorial Snow Ball Tournament, which originated in 1985, but changed its name in 1996 to honour then-13 year old Ryan who passed away from meningitis that year.

The trophy went to Ryan’s Squad, captained by Ryan’s brothers Derek and Devon Larson. The Horny Devils of Kamloops came second and The Bad Dogs third.

The Larsons said there was lots of snow and beautiful weather, making for a wonderful tournament, and wish to express their appreciation to all the players who came from far and wide.

 

Fairy Garden Container Contests

In addition to the Fairy Garden and Container Contests, the 60th Bridge Lake Fair, Aug. 19 and 20, is offering a special “Canada 150” People’s Choice contest. Entrants of any age may enter any one hand- or home-made item. No points will be awarded, just a $25 prize to the winner.

The Container Contest requires plants to be grown in “any used child’s toy.” No points will be awarded, but winners receive the following prizes: first, $50 gift certificate from Horse Lake Garden Centre; second, $25 cash from La Petite Diane Antique Restoration; and third, $10 from Danco’s.

No points are awarded for the Fairy Garden contest, which offers four age groups: adult, $25 prize; ages 12-15, $10; ages nine to 11, $10; ages eight and under, $10.

 

Celebrations

Birthday bubbly goes to Melissa Grahn, Pat Lytton, Helen Versluis, Wes Greig, Wayne Jarvis; and Ken Wright who turns 75.

 

Calendar

Call the writer for contact numbers

• Crib, Deka Firehall, 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 3.

• Highway 24/Interlakes Lions meet 6:30 p.m., Monday, March 6 at the Interlakes Community Centre (ICC.)

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

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