Alexis Creek Daze coming up July 21

Mark July 21 on your calendar and come to the Alexis Creek Daze.

Mark July 21 on your calendar and come to the Alexis Creek Daze.

We shall be ready to roll out the fun starting with the popular Horseback Poker Ride and the Cyclist’s Poker Ride (12 years and older).

Register for these at 9:30 a.m. at the community hall grounds.

There will be a skills competition for the younger bike riders.

At noon visitors will find the vendor displays and markets open and the day will continue with a youth fair, children’s games, horseshoes, arm wrestling, tug-of-war, Chilcotin 4-H achievement Day, a talent contest and plenty of food and beverages.

The refreshment garden will open at 1 p.m.

The talent contest begins on stage at the Wild West Saloon at 2 p.m.

All you great “Chilcotin Chefs” enter the chili contest. Bring an ice cream bucket of chili. Judging will be at 4 p.m.

Attach your name and favorite recipe to your bucket.

The chili will be served at the supper.

The silent auction items will be available for viewing and bidding throughout the afternoon.

Dinner and entertainment will start around 6 p.m.

Come and join us for a fun-filled family day and help us raise money to keep our visitor’s information centre and bathrooms going.

Other recent happenings in our area saw a good turnout of ardent fishing families on Father’s Day Week head out to Two Lakes for the annual family fishing day sponsored by the local Rod and Gun Club.

Good food, lots of prizes and fun for all the campers and visitors. Horse lovers headed out to the annual Tatla Lake Gymkhana to enjoy all the great activities and wonderful food and comradeship.

Some even came home with prizes.

Our local Slim Brecknock was the announcer for the weekend and said he had a great time.

Kids Running for Kids took off from Williams Lake on June 30, all the way to the Children’s Hospital in Vancouver scheduled to arrive July 7.

There were around 60 kids of all ages doing group runs each day.

The Feldinger and Haley families from Alexis Creek were to run for the cause and have been active in raising funds.

So far there has been $51,000 raised by the area communities for the Children’s Hospital Fund.

Anyone wanting to donate to this great cause can do so, online, at www.bcchf.ca/kidsrunningforkids.

Submitted by Val Telford