Summer activities winding down for residents in the Lac la Hache area

Community events happening around the Lac la Hache area of the South Cariboo

Tony Coughlan of Taz Home Building is one of many area contractors who have been working on the upgrades and repairs at the Lac la Hache Community Hall.

Summer activities are winding down and fall is nearing, as the parents get the kiddies ready for school, which starts Sept. 4.

The campfire ban has been lifted, but the public is still asked to stay vigilant as the forests in the Cariboo are still quite dry.

So on to some updates of happenings in Lac la Hache.

Hall upgrades

Driving through town you have no doubt seen activity around the Lac la Hache Community Hall.

Lac la Hache Community Club member Judy Boehm says the hall is “looking really good.” There have been many renovations done, including the roof, back deck and the porch, which will also soon receive new lighting.

Jarod Bronson of 100 Construction and his crew of Pat Lachance and Donny Norris have been repairing and refitting the old tar shingle roof with a long lasting brown tin roof.

There were many repairs needed once the old shingles were removed, says Bronson. A lot of shimming, levelling and repairs were needed before the new tin was applied.

Tony Coughlan of Taz Home Building replaced the soffits, rebuilt the back stairs and deck cover, as well as dressed the north side of the hall with new wood siding where needed.

In addition, Sitka Log Homes is working to repair the logs at the front of the hall.

Soon the entire building will have all the logs chinked and looking fresh by Don Roach of Great Western Log Chinking.

Bingo excitement

The Lac la Hache progressive Bingo is at $1,400 with 50 numbers.

Interested players can come out to play bingo on Wednesday evenings. Doors open at 6 p.m. and bingo starts at 7.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Barb Hansen at 250-396-7567.

Thrift stores

There are three thrift store buildings in Lac la Hache just north of the Lac la Hache Community Hall. The old blue library building, the old pottery house and the previous information building that was turned into the thrift store many years ago.

Boehm says there is an ongoing and changing variety of items coming through the doors, including the odd kitchen sink that can be found to purchase, she says chuckling. Drop by and have a look.

The thrift stores are open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

If you have time to volunteer a few hours or you would like more information about dropping items off, contact Boehm at 250-396-7298.

OAPO news

The Lac la Hache Pioneer Centre will see the regular meeting of the Lac la Hache Old Age Pensioners beginning Sept. 4 at 10:30 a.m., which will be followed by cards and pool at 1 p.m.

For more information about the hall, activities and membership, contact Tony Van Denzel at 250-791-1919.

Square dancers

The Pioneer Centre floor will be filled with dancers and twirlers beginning Sept. 30.

Dancing will begin at 1:30 p.m., with pre-rounds and squares following at 2 p.m. Dancing generally runs until 4 p.m.

For more information about dancing or joining, contact Fran Campbell at 250-396-4072.

Work bee

The Lac la Hache Historical Society had a work bee at the Felker Homestead site recently to get things tidied up for the South Cariboo Garlic Festival.

If you would like to learn more about the society or would like to join, new members are always welcome. Contact Boehm at 250-396-7298 for details.

News wanted

If you have any news happenings in Lac la Hache area or want to share a story with the community, please contact me at



Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

(from l) Fraser-Nicola candidates Jonah Timms (BC Green Party), Jackie Tegart (BC Liberal Party), and Aaron Sumexheltza (BC NDP). The polls have now closed and the counting has started. (Photo credit: Submitted)
Results awaited in Fraser-Nicola as polls have now closed

Counting of advance and election day votes has begun; mail-in votes to be counted starting Nov. 6

Fraser-Nicola BC Liberal Party candidate Jackie Tegart with supporters on the Ashcroft bridge, Oct. 21, 2020. Tegart is the frontrunner in the riding after the initial vote count, with mail-in ballots to be counted starting on Nov. 6. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Liberal incumbent Jackie Tegart holds narrow lead over Aaron Sumexheltza of NDP

Initial count is complete, and mail-in ballots will determine who wins in Fraser-Nicola

Fraser-Nicola BC NDP candidate Aaron Sumexheltza (third from l) with members of the Ashcroft Slough Society, Sept. 9, 2020. After the initial count, the first-time provincial candidate is trailing incumbent Jackie Tegart of the BC Liberal Party. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Liberal incumbent Jackie Tegart holds narrow lead over Aaron Sumexheltza of NDP

Initial count is complete, and mail-in ballots will determine who wins in Fraser-Nicola

NDP headquarters on election night, Oct. 24, 2020. (Katya Slepian/Black Press Media)
ELECTION 2020: Live blog from B.C. party headquarters

BC NDP projected to win majority government – but celebrations will look different this election

B.C. Green Party leader Sonia Furstenau outlines her party's climate action platform at Nanaimo's Vancouver Island Conference Centre earlier this month. (News Bulletin file photo)
Green leader Furstenau declared victor in her home riding on Vancouver Island

Cowichan Valley voters elect freshly minted party leader for her second term

(Image by Ulrike Leone from Pixabay)
QUIZ: A celebration of colour

Fall in British Columbia is a time to enjoy a spectrum of vivid colours

The Canadian border is pictured at the Peace Arch Canada/USA border crossing in Surrey, B.C. Friday, March 20, 2020. More than 4.6 million people have arrived in Canada since the border closed last March and fewer than one-quarter of them were ordered to quarantine while the rest were deemed “essential” and exempted from quarantining. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Majority of international travellers since March deemed ‘essential’, avoid quarantine

As of Oct. 20, 3.5 million travellers had been deemed essential, and another 1.1 million were considered non-essential

Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam responds to a question during a news conference Friday October 23, 2020 in Ottawa. Canada’s top physician says she fears the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths may increase in the coming weeks as the second wave continues to drive the death toll toward 10,000. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Canada’s top doctor warns severe illness likely to rise, trailing spike in COVID-19 cases

Average daily deaths from virus reached 23 over the past seven days, up from six deaths six weeks ago

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Chastity Davis-Alphonse took the time to vote on Oct. 21. B.C’s general Election Day is Saturday, Oct. 24. (Chastity Davis-Alphonse Facebook photo)
B.C. reconciliation advocate encourages Indigenous women to vote in provincial election

Through the power of voice and education Chastity Davis-Alphonse is hopeful for change

White Rock RCMP Staff Sgt. Kale Pauls has released a report on mental health and policing in the city. (File photos)
White Rock’s top cop wants to bill local health authority for lengthy mental-health calls

‘Suggestion’ included in nine-page review calling for ‘robust’ support for healthcare-led response

A Le Chateau retail store is shown in Montreal on Wednesday July 13, 2016. Le Chateau Inc. says it is seeking court protection from creditors under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act to allow it to liquidate its assets and wind down its operations.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Clothing retailer Le Chateau plans to close its doors, files for CCAA protection

Le Chateau said it intends to remain fully operational as it liquidates its 123 stores

Most Read