International Youth Day celebrations at Scout Island

The 21st Big Lake Country Fair is coming up on Aug. 13 at the Big Lake Community Hall. The farmers’ market starts at 10 a.m. and the exhibits open for viewing at 12 noon

International Youth Day Friday, Aug. 12 will be celebrated with an event at the Scout Island Nature Centre.

Youth of all ages are welcome to this free Get Outside event from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Scout Island beach. Fun natural activities are planned as well as having fresh fruit and tasty juice available. Just bring your own reusable cups. The rest is provided. There will be three draws packed with cool stuff. 

The event is on rain or shine. Bring an umbrella if it is raining. Call Willa at 250-398-7731 for more information.

 

Legion

open house

 

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139 will hold an open house Aug. 13 to say thanks to the Afghanistan veterans and their families. The Legion is honouring all veterans in Williams Lake and area. One doesn’t need to be a member of the Legion to attend. Everyone in the community is invited to take part. The open house will take place at 5 p.m., Saturday Aug. 13 at the Legion, located at 385 Barnard St. For more info, call 250-392-7311.

 

Big Lake 

Country Fair

 

The 21st Big Lake Country Fair is coming up on Aug. 13 at the Big Lake Community Hall. The farmers’ market starts at 10 a.m. and the exhibits open for viewing at 12 noon. Events include wagon rides, children’s games, softball game, canoe races, local music, watermelon eating contest, paper airplane toss, face painting, hay bale toss and more.

There will be a bingo, portraits, hog calling rooster crowing, craft tables, farmer’s market, auction, door prizes, a raffle and fun fair food.

 

Voyageur

paddle

 

From 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 23 people are invited to paddle Williams Lake in a giant voyageur canoe, then listen to Anna Roberts share her fascination with bats.  If the weather’s good, you might even see and hear (through Robert’s bat detector) the bats swoop down from their caves to feed over the lake.

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