Big Creek News: round-up full of fun

The annual Big Creek Roundup held Sept. 10th at the Big Creek Hall was the usual fun-filled event on a warm and sunny day.

The annual Big Creek Roundup held Sept. 10th at the Big Creek Hall was the usual fun-filled event on a warm and sunny day.

The good folks who came early to camp out behind the hall did a great job of cutting the grass and tidying up all around the premises making the place look neat and clean.

We extend our warmest thanks to Ken Ratcliff, Wayne Burke, Caroline Palmatier, Elmer and Rosanne Ratcliff, Lorne Buckle, Clay and Cami Palmatier, Alfred and Helen George, and Arne and Diane Bowe — for that is all they will accept. Though the day was warm and sunny a cheery campfire burned to boil coffee, cook wieners and toast buns for a mid-day snack.  The game of horseshoes saw lots of action throughout the day.  The overall winners were Kevin Scallon and Don Swan.

The fair tent was crowded with everything from canning to croquet, baking to braiding and people browsing and bidding. Jill Mowbray was in charge, with assistance from Grace Brethauer and Trena Plummer. Judges were Maud Killam, Sue Carlson and Malcolm Mowbray. Aggregate winner was Gerry Coulthard in the adult class and Brittany Zimmer for the juniors.

At 6 p.m. the usual great feast was laid on. This included juicy roast beef, cooked to perfection by Dave Graham, gravy, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob and many fresh salads made by the Big Creek ladies.

There was homemade bread, lots of butter, homemade pies and whip cream, all for just $15, which also included admission to the lively dance that followed.

Music for the dance was supplied by Glenn Klassen on lead guitar, Bernie Soloman on drums, and Tanya Hutch on base.

This good music kept the dancers on their toes until early morning.

The 21st annual Big Creek Round Up was a great success and marked the 80th year since the hall was built. The tongue and groove floor in the Big Creek Hall, laid by Jimmy Scallon and Frank Witte 80 years ago, is still smooth and strong and the best dance floor in the country.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Seniors in the Interior Health region can book their COVID-19 vaccinations starting Monday, March 8, 2021 at 7 a.m. (File photo)
Seniors in Interior Heath region can book COVID-19 shots starting Monday

Starting March 8 the vaccination call centre will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily

Lorne Doerkson is the Liberal MLA for the Cariboo-Chilcotin. (Black Press Media file photos)
MLA’s CORNER: Premier Horgan needs to work harder

There are lots of people out there who are in desperate need of assistance

The first Chimney Creek Roadhouse, constructed in 1864. (Photo courtesy of the B.C. Provincial Archives)
HAPHAZARD HISTORY: The Isnardy family of Williams Lake

Amadee Isnardy was born in 1840 near Nice, France

Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.
FOREST INK: Ecological economics not a popular topic for most people

The following is a review of the no (or slow) growth concept

Do you have a letter? Email us at
LETTER: BC Liberals left ICBC a mess: Farnworth

Our BC NDP government has worked tirelessly to fix the mess that was left behind

The James C Richardson Pipe Band marches in a Remembrance Day parade on Nov. 11, 2019 in Chilliwack. Wednesday, March 10 is International Bagpipe Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of March 7 to 13

International Bagpipe Day, Wash Your Nose Day and Kidney Day are all coming up this week

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Victoria man Brett Andersen is asking for people’s help to secure him one of eight free tickets to the moon. (Screenshot/@brettandersen Instagram)
Victoria man wants your help securing a free ticket to the moon

Japanese billionaire offering eight people a trip to the moon

The Conservation Officers Service is warning aquarium users after invasive and potentially destructive mussels were found in moss balls from a pet store. (BC Conservation Officers Service/Facebook)
Aquarium users in B.C. warned after invasive mussels found at pet store

Conservation officers were told the mussels were found in a moss ball from a Terrace pet store.

Hockey hall-of-fame legend Wayne Gretzky, right, watches the casket of his father, Walter Gretzky, as it is carried from the church during a funeral service in Brantford, Ont., Saturday, March 6, 2021. HE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Walter Gretzky remembered as a man with a ‘heart of gold’ at funeral

The famous hockey father died Thursday at age 82 after battling Parkinson’s disease

Donald Alan Sweet was once an all star CFL kicker who played for the Montreal Alouettes and Montreal Concordes over a 13-year career. Photo courtesy of Mission RCMP.
Ex-B.C. teacher who was CFL kicker charged with assault, sexual crimes against former students

Donald Sweet taught in Mission School District for 10 years, investigators seek further witnesses

During a press event on March 6, Const. Alex Berube, media relations officer for the West Shore RCMP, addressed a deadly shooting that occurred in Metchosin the night before. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
VIDEO: One man shot dead on Vancouver Island in ‘targeted incident’

Highway 14 reopens following multi-hour closure for investigation

Personal protective equipment is seen in the COVID-19 intensive care unit at St. Paul’s hospital in downtown Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
$16.9 million invested to improve worker safety, strengthen B.C.’s food supply chain

Money to be used for social distancing, personal protective equipment, cleaning, and air circulation

Most Read