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

Sewage fees going up 10% in Harrison Hot Springs

Residential homes will pay $22.50 more in 2019 to flush their toilets

Origami-inspired art lights up Chilliwack art gallery

Chilliwack textile sculpture artist Sylvie Roussel-Jannsens presents Whole, a solo exhibition

Missing Chilliwack man last seen on Island 22

Paul James Braumberger, 66, hasn’t been heard from since Jan. 11

AESS senior girls eyeing spot in basketball provincials

The team needs to move up one more ranking get a place in the championships

End ‘exploitative’ parking fees at Lower Mainland hospitals, group says

HospitalPayParking.ca is criticizing a new contract between health authorities and Impark

VIDEO: Harrison sailor looking for competitors to race model boats

Bernhard Van Velze is hoping to create a club for model sailboats at Harrison Lake

Heavy snowfall expected for Coquihalla, Okanagan valley

Coquihalla highway, the Connector, and Highway 3, from Princeton to Allison Pass are getting snow.

Judge annuls hairdresser’s forced marriage to boss’ relative

Woman was told she’d be fired if she didn’t marry boss’s Indian relative so he could immigrate here

Video: Runaway Coquihalla dog returned to owner

Archer, the dog found roaming along Coq. Hwy. on Jan. 19, has been reunited with owner

Liberals look to make home-buying more affordable for millennials: Morneau

Housing is expected to be a prominent campaign issue ahead of October’s federal election

Abbotsford woman speaks out after she fainted and bystanders ignored her

Meghan Canavan says bystanders walked by with no offer of help after she fainted recently

Cannabis-carrying border crossers could be hit with fines under coming system

Penalties are slated to be in place some time next year

Man accused of threatening to kill ‘as many girls as I see’

Christopher W. Cleary wrote he was angry because he’d never had a girlfriend and wanted to ‘make it right’ with a mass shooting

Most Read