Spring definitely here with arrival of flycatchers

Hawkins Laker Chris Adams directed the latest play presented by the 100 Mile Performing Arts Society

Dear Canimites,

Spring has taken another large step with the arrival of the flycatchers.

Wayne Traill is reporting kinglets and swallows, and here at the end of Canim, the first yellow-rumped warbler showed on April 7.

Down at the Cabbage Patch marsh, the frog guys started singing for their supper the very evening the last of the ice blew off – March 26. Now, fishers, rowers and paddlers are enjoying the warming sun also.

Triumph for Chris

Hawkins Laker Chris Adams directed the latest play presented by the 100 Mile Performing Arts Society.

Entitled, The Melville Boys, it was the story of a cottage weekend that changed four lives forever. For the attentive audience, the unfolding story created a lot of laughter and some tears.

The roles were superbly cast and the dialogue fluid, producing a very enjoyable evening that passed too quickly.

Swifts top archers

Congratulations to denise and Ted Swift for their wins at the Big Horn Archery Club annual shoot. Ted won the Primitive Bow class shooting a 68-inch bamboo-backed hickory bow he made himself, and placed second in Men’s Adult Longbow. denise took top honours again in Ladies Masters Longbow shooting her 64-inch fibreglass bow.

The events involved 3D targets at 15 stations. denise is also a multi-talented artist – painter, bark carver and potter.

Community club

The winter’s activities are winding down as folks turn to gardens, fishing and (soon to be) mowing. Crib just ended for the season with a bang. Terry Wagner and Doug McGregor each had a perfect night in the last two evenings. The grand winner will be announced at a barbecue later in May.

The Book Club is ending the season with The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls on April 21. They’ll meet at the home of Bev McGregor at 10 a.m. The group is now working on a reading list for 2015/16.

The club’s AGM takes place in Margo’s Cabin on April 30 at 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome. Call Margo at 250-397-0016 for directions if you need them. A delicious lunch will be provided.

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