Ashcroft Pool/BBQ Opening Postponed
Ashcroft’s pool caused a leak, and although it could be fixed, the opening of the pool – which was scheduled for May 21 – has been delayed. The community barbecue scheduled for May 21 has also been postponed and will now take place on the opening day of the pool, which has been pushed back about two weeks.
For more information on the opening of the pool and the barbecue, visit the Facebook page of the Village of Ashcroft.
Concert in Unitea
On Friday May 20, UniTea Café and Lounge in Ashcroft welcomes Ghostly Hounds and The Fly Smackers for an evening of live music.
Ghostly Hounds bring a mix of soulful folk-noir music, while The Fly Smackers, from Lillooet, bring old music, mostly Appalachian fiddle music mixed with some country.
Tickets are $22 each, with the concert starting at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.). You can buy tickets at UniTea or order online at https://bit.ly/3wvosOV. For more information on upcoming events at UniTea, including karaoke and open mic nights, visit the UniTea Cafe & Lounge Facebook page.
16 mile AGM
The 16 Mile Community Society is holding its Annual General Meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 30 at the Historic Hat Creek Ranch. All 16 Mile residents are welcome.
Clinton Market Calendar
The Clinton Market at Hunnie’s Mercantile on the Cariboo Highway has announced its summer market schedule.
There will be regular markets every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and on the long weekends in the summer there will also be a market on Fridays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Vendor tables at these markets cost $5 each.
During the Clinton Rodeo weekend, there will be a market on Friday, May 27 from 2-6 p.m., one on Saturday, May 28 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and the regular Sunday market. Vendor tables for the weekend are free.
The market accepts new suppliers; bring your baking, arts, crafts, yard sale items and everything in between. Anyone interested in becoming a supplier or learning more can call Perry at (250) 457-7473.
Loon Lake Fundraiser
The Loon Lake Community Recreational and Agricultural Society is holding a raffle fundraiser from May 21 through October 9, when winners will be drawn. Tickets are $5 each and 1,500 tickets are available.
First prize is a bear painted on wood by Janet Harman, valued at $500. Second prize is a painting of Loon Lake on canvas by Diane Zutz worth $200, and third prize is a loon scene painted on a paddle, also by Diane Zutz, worth $100.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.loonlakecommunity.ca or by phone at (250) 459-7767. For more information and to see prices, go to https://bit.ly/3PzTI8v.
Indigenous Day Vendors Wanted
Vendors are being sought for an Aboriginal Day Market at the Historic Hat Creek Ranch (parking lot) on Tuesday, June 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and all are welcome to attend. Vendors must provide their own table, chairs and shade (no power outlets available; no food vendors please). The cost is $10 per vendor.
For more information, email [email protected]
Cache Creek Sandbags
Cache Creek residents are reminded that there is always a supply of sandbags at the north end of Cache Creek Park (near the concession stand). Anyone who needs sandbags to protect their property is welcome to take what they need. Once these pre-filled bags are used up, there will be a supply of bags and sand left for residents to fill theirs.
Phase 2 online survey
Participants from the Ashcroft/Cache Creek area are being sought for Phase 2 of an online survey looking at the social networks of people aged 50+ in rural British Columbia who have Mental Health. Researchers at UBC Okanagan hope to better understand the social connections that make up social networks to help them better understand how to improve the quality of these relationships and hopefully improve well-being.
Do you have a friend or family member who is at least 50 years old and has a mental health problem, such as depression or anxiety? Do they live in a rural community in British Columbia? Do you live in the same community or in the surrounding community? Are you 18 or older? If you answered yes to these questions, you may be eligible to participate.
Survey participants will have the option of entering a draw for a chance to win one prize of $150 or five prizes of $75. If you have any questions, contact Carley Paterson at [email protected] You can view the survey and get more information at https://bit.ly/3Mmd8vm.
Online historical newspapers
Libraries across British Columbia have joined together to provide online access to 126 years of historical newspaper archives, which can be viewed online through the Thompson-Nicola Regional Library (TNRL).
The new online portal includes archives of The Vancouver Sun (1912-2010), the Victoria Times-colonist (1884-2010), and Province (1894-2010). Anyone with a computer or mobile device located in British Columbia or the Yukon can access this searchable digital archive for historical news, features, editorials, advertisements and images that showcase heritage. of British Columbia. Users have access to nearly five million scanned pages and content can be used for schoolwork, teaching, research, local history, family research, and more.
To launch the BC Historical Newspaper database, visit www.tnrl.ca/digital-newspapers.
Support the Mule Deer project
The Southern Interior Mule Deer (SIM Deer) Project is the largest collaborative mule deer research project in British Columbia’s history. Her goal is to learn how to restore mule deer populations by studying how landscape change and predator-prey communities affect current populations. The project is a collaboration between the Bonaparte Indian Band, the Okanagan Nation Alliance, the University of British Columbia-Okanagan, the University of Idaho, the British Columbia Fish and Wildlife Branch and the BC Wildlife Federation.
In 2021, the capture and collaring team added 91 new collared deer to the project. After the unusually dry and feisty summer, the team made it a priority to find funding and time to bond the fawns to measure the impact of the previous summer on the fawns’ survival through the winter. In total, the project has glued 471 deer since March 2018.
The project is supported in part by funds raised through the BC Wildlife Federation’s 50/50 draw, which runs until June 27, 2022. You can order tickets at https://bit.ly/3LgcZs2.