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Peewee spftball, special olympics and youth golf starts at Marmot Ridge


A 100 Mile House peewee rep softball team is organizing an auction and bottle drive on June 21 for big upcoming tournaments.

The bottle drive starts at 9 a.m. and doors open at 6 p.m. at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre for the auction with dinner at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $15.

Proceeds will help support the team at provincials and Westerns in Lloydminster, Alberta in August.

Tickets are available from players or Jean’s Place in 100 Mile House.



The Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games in Vancouver start July 8-12.

The province is supporting the event with $300,000 in funding.

The Games are expected to attract 1,700 athletes in 11 sports.

Sports include athletics, basketball, bocce, five- and 10-pin bowling, golf, powerlifting, rhythmic gymnastics, soccer, softball and swimming.



Young golfers have started swinging at the Marmot Ridge Golf Course in 100 Mile House on Tuesdays.

Karl Villeneuve is running a weekly golf camp from 4:30 p.m. to 6 for children 14 and under.

Villeneuve, a volunteer, asks people book ahead by contacting him at 250-945-4769.

There’s a $5 green fee and optional $3 cost which goes to prizes for a year-end event.

It’s required that one adult be present for every four children, and there’s no cost to parents who volunteer to help.





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