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Festival of Lights planning underway

Ken Alexander’s monthly column to the Free Press
South Green Lake residents welcome the new year with fireworks. (Photo submitted).

The South Green Lake Festival of Lights Annual Fireworks Display is in the planning stage.

“This popular winter event, which is held in the meadow next to the Snowmobile Clubhouse, at 176 Green Lake South Road, is totally funded by the generous donations of our local residents and businesses,” fireworks display coordinator Rita Dixon said.

In order to continue with this special event, she noted any financial contributions would be greatly appreciated.

She added the event is totally run by volunteers.

Aaron Burwell organizes the fireworks display, lays out the patterns and lights the fireworks.

The South Green Lake Volunteer Fire Department attends for safety reasons.

Donations for the event can be given to Dixon in person by cheque or cash at 14 Point Rd.

For more information, call 250-945-5141.

Donations will also be accepted at the event.

If for any reason this event is cancelled, Dixon said all funds will be donated to the BC Professional Fire Fighters Burn Unit.

After the fireworks, there will be a New Year’s Eve Party for club members and guests at the Snowmobile clubhouse.

Jack Keough and the Repeat Offenders and friends will be supplying the music.

Snowmobile Club meeting attracts 25 members

There was a good turnout for the Snowmobile Club general meeting on Dec. 4, according to club social director Sue Olliffe.

She noted two members of the 108 Mile ATV Club attended, including Mark Redl, who is also a member of the Green Lake Snowmobile Club (GLSC).

Olliffe said the 108 Mile ATV group is a fairly new club “with some fresh ideas and it was great to chat with them about what they have planned.

“We hope to connect with them in the future.”

She added the GLSC members “are in discussion of how we can include more of the community year-round.”

Olliffe said a lot of people stayed behind after the meeting to visit, enjoy refreshments and help decorate the Christmas tree.

People who want more information about the club or want to join the GLSC can go to

She added yoga classes are continuing on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 to 10 a.m. There is a $2 fee for members and guests.

No dates have been set for the popular game nights.

Buffalo Ranch goodies gobbled up

XH Buffalo Ranch owners recently provided buffalo meat for area residents at the Snowmobile Clubhouse.

On Dec. 8 and 9, there was a good turnout for the offerings by the local family-owned and operated business.

They sold buffalo burgers, buffalo chili and sourdough bread and beverages. They also sold frozen cuts of buffalo meat and meat pies. There were also homemade baked goods, jewellery, dog treats, photos and cards on sale.

People can get more information on what the XH Buffalo offers by going to website.