The Deka Lake & District Volunteer Fire Department (DLDVFD) annual Ice-Fishing Derby is on Feb. 6.
Weigh in will be at Access #12 (Burgess and Julsrud roads) from dawn to 2 p.m. Refreshments are available on the ice. All tickets cost $6.
Prizes to three places, for each of kokanee, lake trout and rainbow are awarded on the ice as soon as possible after 2 p.m. There are a lot of door prizes even if you don’t fish.
Ticket holders must be present to win a prize.
The DLDVFD Ladies Auxiliary will draw for the annual Kay Neil Memorial quilt at the derby.
On Feb. 7, the Interlakes Economic Association holds its annual (free) Outhouse Races.
The outhouses will be on site at Interlakes Corner at 10 a.m., and races start at 11 a.m., and hot food and beverages will be available.
Starting at 10 a.m., spectators will be able to vote for their favourite outhouse for the People’s Choice award.
Many congratulations to Deka’s Larry Davies on becoming a grandfather for the fourth time, on Dec. 22. “Sophie” is the first baby for Larry’s son, Pat, and his partner in Fort St. John.
Champagne and caviar go to our octogenarians Kitty Carroll, Joan Foster and Bill Jollymore who all celebrate birthdays on Jan. 20.
Call the writer for contact numbers.
• Kids Space meets 3-5:30 p.m., Jan. 15 at Interlakes Community Centre (ICC).
• Knotty Ladies Appliqué Group meets noon-3 p.m., Jan. 18. Call 250-593-4070 for the venue.
• Highway 24/Interlakes Lions meet 6:30 p.m., Jan. 18 at ICC.
• Log Cabin Quilters meet 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Jan. 20 at ICC.