Tru Grit gala sold out/raffle tickets still available

The TRU Grit fundraising gala Diamonds and Denim April 2 is sold out but tickets are still available for the gala’s fundraising raffle.

The TRU Grit fundraising gala Diamonds and Denim coming up Saturday, April 2 is sold out but there are still tickets available for the gala’s fundraising raffle, says TRU marketing co-ordinator Myrissa Krenzler.

The grand prize in the raffle is a $3,500 travel voucher to anywhere in the world courtesy of All-Ways Travel.

The raffle tickets are $40 each and available at TRU or by calling 250-393-8048.

“We are extremely grateful to the local businesses for their generosity and support,” Krenzler says.

The gala supports the TRU Grit Awards program that began five years ago as a way to raise scholarship funds for students attending Thompson Rivers University programs at the Williams Lake Campus.

More than $90,000 in scholarships has been raised since the program started.

Walking and Wheeling forum

The Walking and Wheeling in the Puddle: Active Transportation forum takes place at Thompson Rivers University Williams Lake campus on Saturday, April 9 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Leading up to the forum  organizers are encouraging people to complete a short, online survey to develop and focus forum topics, and to clarify community opinions and concerns.

The survey can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JRQKG9L.

For more information about the forum and Active Transportation Committee contact  airqualityscoutisland@shaw.ca.

Pottery workshop

The Cariboo Potters Guild is inviting people interested in attending wheel throwing demonstrations with B.C. potter and instructor James Hibbert from Naramata.

Participants can watch and interact with Hibbert while he demonstrates everything from the basics of throwing through to assembling large pots.

The demonstrations take place Saturday, April 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday, April 24 from 9 a.m. to noon.

The fee for participating in the demonstration workshop is $80. Hibbert will also give a slide show presentation on Friday evening April 22 which will be open and free for the general public.

Billeting is available.

For more information or to register call Buff Carnes at 250-392-6344.