Hemlock residents donate to school

$400 for Deroche breakfast program

Hemlock Valley Fire Chief Marty McKinney collects clothing donations.

The September 10th weekend was a busy one in Hemlock Valley, starting off with the Hemlock Valley Fire Department’s “non-tournament” golf tournament.

Fire Chief Marty McKinney says the downturn in the economy seems to have affected the affordability of the annual Charity event as registration was down this year. The event was officially cancelled in August but those who had pre-registered asked for their tee-times to be held, as they wished to golf anyway.

Through the kindness of the hearts of those who showed up to golf at the Sandpiper Course in Harrison Mills on Saturday Sept. 10, $400 was raised to help support the Deroche elementary school breakfast program.

Sandpiper Golf Course kicked in free cart rentals and a food voucher for the Rivers Edge Restaurant in appreciation of the support of the players and their donations to the Deroche School Program.

Some prizes were donated by Overtime Athletics, Southside Nissan and Sandpiper Golf Course.

Further to the money raised at the Golf Course the Hemlock Valley Fire Dept. and the

Hemlock Valley Homeowners Association both kicked in $200 each in support of the program.

The money raised was presented Saturday evening during the Community Pot Luck Dinner to Area C Director Wendy Bales by Hemlock’s Fire Chief Marty McKinney, Homeowners Association President Brian Murphy and the golf organizer Warren Crick, for her to pass on to the Deroche school principal.

The Community Pot Luck Dinner was well attended by the community residents.

During the event there was live entertainment supplied by wandering minstrel Chelsea and also DJs Kristen and Randy.

During the event, the Fire Department was collecting clothing articles for the less fortunate and used batteries which will be sent for recycling with some of the proceeds from the recycled materials going to the Canadian Firefighters Childrens Burn Fund.

Food was so abundant that a Sunday lunch was organized to use up all the leftovers from Saturday evenings function.

Just Posted

Harrison continues push for local doctor

Mayor has requested Fraser Health provide primary care services

New surcharge for Harrison boaters

Small boat launch surcharge to fund KHSAR

POLL: How should Harrison deal with goose poop?

Monday’s council meeting raised questions about the best way to handle waste around the beach

Sts’ailes First Nation to vote on land code

Land Code would remove nation from 34 sections of Indian Act

KPU campuses go smoke-free starting Jan. 21 – and that includes vaping

‘We didn’t make this decision lightly’ says prez of the Surrey-based institution

Find Your Fit tour comes to Agassiz

Gives students hands-on experience with career-planning tools

Fernie, RCMP go to court over city log books in fatal ammonia leak probe

Log books center stage in clashing of investigations between the city and RCMP

B.C.’s biggest pot plant planned for Oliver

Co-founder Tony Holler said the 700,000 sq. ft. facility would produce 100,000 kg of pot per year

High-end whisky seized in B.C. bar raids

Raids end in seizures at Victoria, Nanaimo and Vancouver whisky joints

E-cig likely the cause of townhouse fire

Smoke and fire damage but no one was hurt in Chilliwack

Train derails in Northwest B.C.

CN reports no injuries or dangerous goods involved after coal train derailment.

Double-doubles and demonstrations: Employees rally outside Tim Hortons

Protests held in response to Ontario franchise owners cutting employee benefits and breaks

Chilliwack board of education asks Neufeld to resign

Neufeld says he intends to stay on as trustee despite vote by peers

Las Vegas shooter acted alone, exact motive still undetermined: Sheriff

Stephen Paddock was behind the gunfire that killed 58 people including two Canadians

Most Read