Good food centre of activities for Canim Lake residents

The annual plump-up-the-bachelors-before-Christmas baking event will be held in Margo’s Cabin

  • Nov. 27, 2014 10:00 a.m.

Dear Canimites,

Well, the first good snow is gently falling as I write. As Marga Hausmann said, “The swans have arrived. The snow won’t be far behind.”

Christmas dinner

The Community Club’s annual Christmas dinner will be held at the Forest Grove Legion on Dec. 15.

The turkey feast will start around 5 p.m. with beverages followed by appies and dinner at 6. The cost is $20 per person.

The Legion is again doing the cooking, so it’s going to be tasty! To reserve your place, contact Dolores Angell by Dec. 7 at 250-397-0220 or e-mail

Bachelor bake

The annual plump-up-the-bachelors-before-Christmas baking event will be held in Margo’s Cabin on Dec. 18 at 10 a.m.

The good women of Hawkins and Canim lakes bake their best cookies and squares, bring them all to the cabin, and then divide them into as many containers as there are bachelors in the area. Tied neatly with a Christmas bow, they are then delivered.

If you know of a bachelor, man or woman, who has not received this gift in the past, please let Dolores Angell know. Otherwise, come on out with your baking to join the fun – everyone welcome.

Slide repaired

The Bluebird Road slide has been repaired.

Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure area manager Terry Murphy says water coming down and under Bluebird from the Canim-Hendrix Road above saturated the fill under Bluebird causing it to slough down the hillside. To solve the problem, drainage from Canim-Hendrix Road was re-routed, Bluebird’s base was given the summer to dry out, and then about 60 tandem truck loads of fill were used to restore the road to full width.

People news

• Marion Kellett will be celebrating her 96th birthday on December 3 in her home at Fischer Place.

• Toody Shirran’s sister, Tink, is with her at the farm for the winter. Toody will celebrate her 95th on Jan. 14. Her daughter, Vicky, says the two sisters can work so fast that it’s hard to keep up with them.

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