Community briefs: Coats for kids needed

The Salvation Army is once again collecting coats for its annual Coats for Kids campaign which runs through October.

The Salvation Army is once again collecting coats for its annual Coats for Kids campaign which runs through October. New and gently used children’s coats can be dropped off at Cariboo Quality Cleaner or the Salvation Army. Applications for children’s winter coats are also available at the Salvation Army food bank Mondays to Fridays between 1 and 4 p.m. The coats will be distributed to families on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at the Salvation Army Chapel.

Winter market in Boitanio Mall

The Williams Lake Winter Market starts Oct. 18 and continues through the season every Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Boitanio Mall.

Featured items include winter crops, local meat, canning, baked goods, jewellery, gift ideas, chocolate, coffee, Chai and more.

Women’s Contact Society to host AGM

The Women’s Contact Society will hold an open house Monday, Oct. 21 from 1 to 4 p.m. in their new office space at 51A Fourth Avenue South. The general meeting starts at 6 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 20 Free skate

The Central Cariboo Conservation Society’s Wastewise Program presents a free skate at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex, Sunday, Oct. 20 at 1 p.m.