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100 Mile Free Press Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Large bingo pot won in Lac la Hache LAC LA HACHE Monika Paterson 250 395-0918

Clinton resident Dina Connon was the lucky winner of the Lac la Hache Community Club’s bingo progressive pot on May 21.

She won $3,000 on the 56th number called – just one number before the cutoff of 57. The next progressive pot started at 49 numbers on May 28, with a starting amount of $1,200. The community club is always looking for volunteers to help out at bingo once in a while. Contact Barb Hansen at 250-396-7567 if you can lend a hand. Coffee house The next Community

Coffee House music event is on June 6 at the Lac la Hache Pioneer Centre. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with entertainment going from 7 to 9 p.m. Organizer Pastor Bruce Wilcox says there has been an amazing response to this evening of local musicians playing and singing a mix of bluegrass, gospel, folk and country tunes. There could also be some poetry reading.

Spring Carnival a fun funding success A Spring Carnival organized by the 100 Mile House Elementary School Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) to raise funds for a new playground brought in between $3,000 and $3,500, while organizers continue to crunch the exact numbers from the May 23 event. The Spring Carnival at the school saw dozens of children playing a variety of games and went a long way to raising the $5,000 needed to purchase a new piece of playground equipment to replace an existing one slated for removal there in the near future. “It’s a pretty important playground,” PAC spokesperson Denise Balbirnie said before the event. “It would be pretty devastating if we lost it and didn’t have any-

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Clarke Harvey, 3, had some fun making large soap bubbles during a Spring Carnival organized by the 100 Mile House Elementary School Parent Advisory Committee to help raise funds for a new playground on May 23.

thing to replace it with.” She added the day went better than expected and the PAC is “excited” about the amount of money raised. “It really would not have been possible to pull this together

without a full band of volunteers, and the generous donations from local businesses of items for the silent auction.” She noted the parent group hopes to raise the remaining $1,500 or so by the end of the school year

Human rights focus of event

Upwards of 20 socially conscious acts are taking the stage at Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School’s annual Amnesty Concert on June 11. The concert starts at 9 a.m. and features a variety of performances with basic human rights, such as freedom of speech and the right to education, as a theme. Alisha Beyer is a Grade 11 student and a member of an Amnesty International group at PSO. “Human rights is a big thing for me,” she says. “Especially the right to education. “We take it for granted, but some people don’t have the opportunity to go to school.” The event is open to the public and preceded by a grand-opening of the

local secondary school’s renovated gymnasium. Members of the public are asked to bring canned food or cash donations. Amnesty International is a nongovernmental organization focused on human rights with millions of members worldwide. Jessa Paddison is singing a Dixie Chicks song at the concert. She says she joined the PSO Amnesty International group because she was tired of people, such as women and people of colour, around the world being treated in ways they don’t deserve. “We’re so lucky to live here. I feel we’re taking it for granted. Even just a little [awareness] will make a difference.”

There is no cost, coffee and goodies are provided free. A voluntary donation can be made and these funds go towards charity. For more information or if you would like to be part of the entertain-

ment, contact Wilcox at 250-396-4100.

By Mark McMillan June 7-8 are the dates, and Watch Lake and/ or Green Lake are the places to be if you’re a fisherman – especially if you want a chance at the $500 cash for the biggest fish. The second largest fish will get $200 cash and there are tons of other prizes, in a lot of different categories, too. Sponsors have been great again this year, which allows for these extra prizes. The categories can change year to year, but some of the past ones have been: oldest fisher, youngest fisher, furthest away, best dressed, Fibber Magee, first fish on each day from either lake, and draws for hidden weights. Winners must be present at the awards ceremony, which starts at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday to receive a prize. Derby entries and pig roast tickets are available at 70 Mile General Store, Ace High Resort, Tall Timbers Resort, and Watch Lake Lodge. Adults are $10 and

youth under 16 are $7.50. Fish can be caught in either Watch or Green lakes, but must be weighed in at the derby headquarters on Watch Lake – Watch Lake Lodge, the derby host. There is a $5 pancake breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. both days; a refreshment garden from 11a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday; and a concession from 11a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and 11a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday. Saturday night is the Pig Roast – definitely an annual favourite – a spit-roasted pig with all the trimmings. Tickets are $15 for adults and children under 10 are $7.50. The Watch Lake Green Lake Business Association has made this one of the best and most fun fishing derbies in the country for 27 consecutive years. For more information, call 250-456-7741. Mark McMillan is a spokesperson for the Watch Lake Green Lake Business Association.

School news Staff and students are happy with the return of their principal Steve Carpenter after his injury earlier this year.

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Patricia Ann (nee Jasinoski) 1962 - 2014

It’s with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Patricia Montremaine on May 18, 2014 at the age of 52 years in Clinton, B.C. She is remembered by brother John D. Jasinoski (Deborah), sister Evelyn Forsyth, and her nieces and nephews. Pat was predeceased by parents John and Mary Jasinoski and sister Janet. Pat always loved animals and enjoyed caring for animals in need. A memorial will be held in Edmonton and condolences may be expressed at

Henderson Peter Geoffrey

September 3, 1929 - May 31, 2014

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Peter Henderson. Before moving to Canada, Peter was in the British Army and the Merchant Navy. Upon retiring to the Cariboo, he joined the Canadian Rangers. Peter is survived by his loving wife Maureen, son Ian (Susan), grandchildren Rachel, Tracy and Stuart and two great-grandchildren. Peter will be missed greatly. No service by request. 100 Mile Funeral Service Ltd. entrusted with the arrangements. 250-395-3243 Condolences can be sent to the family care of


dorothea In loving memory of Dorothea Cheke who passed away on Sunday May 25, 2014. Born In Germany on Oct. 2 1930. She moved to Canada in 1954 . Dorothea was a free spirit and was known for her generosity and and unfiltered honesty! She will be missed by all those who knew her from her station at the Trading Post on the 99 Mile Hill. She is survived by her youngest sister and two brothers who still reside in Germany. Service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses on Park Drive, 103 Mile House on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.


Kenneth Laurie Feb. 9, 1954 - May 23, 2014

It is with overwhelming sadness that we announce the passing of Ken Christian of Ladner, B.C. He is survived by, and leaves to mourn, his three loving children: Kerry (Brendon), Danny (Ashley) and Tracy (Denver); his mother, Eileen; and his three siblings: Cheryl (Ken), Gary (Wendy) and Lois (Doug). He is also lovingly remembered by his two grandchildren: Brodie and Paige, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other family and friends. Ken was recently predeceased by his father George Christian. Ken loved hunting, fishing, and most of all working on his boat and crabbing at the local beach. Those who had the pleasure of knowing Ken would describe him as one of the most kind, gentle and polite people you could ever meet. His loving and sentimental personality, contagious laugh, sense of humour and his wonderful smile will live on in our hearts forever. At the request of the family, there will be no formal funeral and those wishing to honour Ken are invited to attend his celebration of life at a later date.

100 Mile House Free Press, June 04, 2014  

June 04, 2014 edition of the 100 Mile House Free Press