Annual sale coming up

The Canim Lake Community Club is running the annual plant, craft and bake sale at the Canim Lake Store

Ken Kerr

Ken Kerr

Dear Canimites,

What a beautiful time of year – a feast for the eye and the ear, hillsides green in a thousand shades and birds singing background music.

Plant and bake sale

The Canim Lake Community Club is running the annual plant, craft and bake sale at the Canim Lake Store, May 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Ann Johansen will be there with six varieties of tomato plants – Tumbler, Red Rocket, Cobra, Beefsteak, Money Maker and Early Pick. Makes my mouth water just to type that.

Some of these are for hanging baskets, some for the greenhouse or open garden. Ann will share her experience on these varieties.

Other noted local gardeners are contributing as well. Louise Traill will have a variety of perennials and Louise Kerr several lilacs that should grow large with profuse fragrant purple blossoms. Watch for the hanging baskets that the women of the club have prepared.

There will be pies, muffins, squares, and loaves in abundance. denise swift will also be there with her pottery and bark carving, which were popular last year.

All Canim and Hawkins lakes crafters are invited. To book a table for $10, call Lynne Baker at 250-397-2379.

You can lunch on beef-on-a-bun and Ann Johansen’s trifle, or just enjoy coffee and baking.


The Canim Lake Store has received a good supply of energetic fishing worms, which are chomping at the bit.

At the same time, the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC has been pumping candidates for the supper table into local waters. Since 2010, Howard Lake has received 18,000 rainbow trout a year, Greenlee Lake 3,500 and Lorin Lake 15,000.

Trap shooting

The Forest Grove & District Rod and Gun Club has kicked off its trap shooting season with a range cleanup and the Hans Saenger Memorial Shoot.

Members will continue through the summer with a monthly trap shoot every second Sunday at 1 p.m. New members are welcome. For more information, call club president Marshall Gaudreault at 250-397-4195.

That’s all for now. Until next time, here’s wishing you many blessings.