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Log Cabin Quilters celebrate Christmas

Diana Forster’s weekly column to the Free Press
Paula Roseboom, winner of three door prizes at The Log Cabin Quilters’ December 6 Christmas Party, with the beautiful gift created and donated by Chilliwack’s Wendy Campbell, who also provided free diamond art craft supplies. (Joyce McGregor photo)

The Log Cabin Quilters’ fun-filled Dec. 6 Christmas party, coordinated by Joyce McGregor, welcomed 25 members for a delicious potluck meal, and a gift exchange which afforded exceptional and ingenious, often homemade presents.

Fun included dressing one member of a team as a Christmas tree, with the best team winning chocolates. Wendy Campbell from Chilliwack generously created and donated the main door prize, as well as supplies for making diamond art Christmas star decorations, which was taught by Kathy Dewar and Kathy Trapp.

Then there was strip poker!!

That involved each person bringing four 2.5” strips of a full-width fabric and throwing special dice. Each person who threw a C (centre) put one of their strips in the centre. When a member’s strips were all placed in the centre, that member was eliminated. The last woman standing, Janelle Maine, kept all the strips and must now make a quilt, created from all those various coloured and patterned strips, to show at next year’s party!!

Joyce McGregor presented the members with Christmas cards created from four photos her husband, Chris, had taken at this year’s Santa Parade.

The three-door prizes were won by Paula Roseboom, Arlene Henzel and Joyce McGregor.


Community Centre


Many people do not realize that every Interlakes resident is an owner of the clear-title facilities at ICC and Interlakes Rodeo Grounds—on Highway 24 and East Sheridan Lake Road respectively. All facilities are managed by the same elected board of volunteer directors.

Annual memberships for 2024 are now due: $5 per person for Interlakes Community Centre Society; and $5 per person for Roe Lake & District Recreation Commission (RLDRC.) Please consider becoming or renewing your membership in both, which greatly helps in their continuing function.

ICCS operates a myriad of community activities and programs including the annual rodeo. Note that members pay a $2 drop-in fee, whereas non-members pay $3.

RLDRC operates and maintains the facilities’ buildings and grounds; the frozen meals program; and charitable functions.

Bridge Lake Fair


The BLF is in need of a computer-skilled person in the Interlakes area, to assist with editing and maintaining the Fair’s entry booklet. Must be familiar with Adobe Acrobat Pro and Microsoft Publisher. Please submit application by Jan. 15, 2024. For questions or more info, please e-mail Linda at


Crib at MSCC returns 7 p.m., Jan. 5 and 19.

Yoga at MSCC: 10 a.m., Tuesdays from Jan. 9.

Line Dancing at ICC: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Tuesdays from Jan. 9

Log Cabin Quilters at ICC: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Wednesdays. Jan. 10 is the members’ semi-annual general meeting. Jan. 17 is Community Quilting.

Ladies Night at MSCC: 6:30 p.m., Jan. 11

Bridge Lake Fair Association meeting at ICC: 10:45 a.m., Monday, Jan. 15. All interested parties are welcome.

Jam Night at MSCC: 7 p.m., Jan. 20

100 Mile Repair Cafe at ICC: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, Jan. 22

Kids Space at ICC: 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Fridays, will return February.

Outhouse Races: Sunday, Feb. 18 at the Iron Horse Pub.

Bingo at ICC will not start until late February.