Spirit of Christmas writing contest deadline Nov. 21

The deadline for the Tribune’s The Spirit of Christmas creative writing contest is coming up on Friday, Nov. 21 at 4 p.m.

The deadline for the Tribune’s The Spirit of Christmas creative writing contest is coming up on Friday, Nov. 21 at 4 p.m.

There are categories for writers ages six to nine; 10 to 14, and ages 15 and over.

Winners from each age category will have their story published in the 2014 Seasons Greetings special edition and will receive a prize.

Stories must be no longer than 1,200 words and must adhere to the Christmas Spirit theme with a clear and original story line.

Entries must be typed or neatly written and double spaces.

Entries may be illustrated with the entrant’s original drawings or photographs.

Entries can be e-mailed to editor@wltribune.com or dropped off at The Williams Lake Tribune office at 188 First Avenue North.



Clara Hughes broadcast at TRU

A talk by Olympic medal winner Clara Hughes that will be given at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops will also be broadcast at the TRU campus in Williams Lake on Nov. 20 starting at 7 p.m. in Room 1303.

Hughes, a mental health advocate and six-time Olympic medal winner in speed skating and cycling is among the speakers in TRU’s President’s Lecture Series.

The evening will include Hughes reflecting on her own experiences with metal health, particularly her personal past struggles with depression.



Daybreak Rotary’s Giant Used Book Sale

The 24th annual Daybreak Rotary Club’s Giant Used Book Sale wraps up in the upper level of Boitanio Mall, Saturday, Nov. 15. All proceeds will be used to support Daybreak Rotary and its community projects.



Cataline Elementary Craft Fair

The Cataline Elementary School craft fair is set for Nov. 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Nov. 23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.



Maranatha Players present The Lady Pirates of the Caribbean

The Maranatha Players at the Maranatha Christian School will perform The Lady Pirates of the Caribbean during the first two weekends of December.

Tickets will be available at The Open Book and Maranatha Christian School: $10 adults and teens; $8 seniors and children.

Show times will be Thursday, Dec 4 at 7 p.m.; Friday, Dec 5 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m.; Thursday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 13 at 1 p.m.; Saturday, Dec 13 at 8 p.m.

Hobbit House open house

The 15th annual open house at the The Hobbit House takes place Friday, Nov. 28 starting at 10 a.m.


Earth friendly craft weekend

The 2014 Earth Friendly Holiday Event is coming up at the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Centre Friday, Nov. 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 29 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

The event is spearheaded by the Conservation Society and Williams Lake Field Naturalists in partnership with the Community Arts Council of Williams Lake and the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society.

Some of the crafts include making bird houses, popcorn garlands, holiday gift cards, bike wheel wreaths, clay crafts, bead crafts and much more.

There will be music and treats.

All supplies (except for snacks) are recycled or recovered.