Despite a dip in the temperatures this week the hearts of many have enjoyed the warmth of camaraderie amongst fellow RVers at a provincial meeting in Williams Lake.
From Monday through Thursday morning directors from from BC Good Sams are camped in RVs at the curling rink.
During the week they will meet to plan for future projects and have fun socializing.
“We have two provincial meetings a year,” said John Mitchell, chapter president of Cariboo Sams and northern director of the BC Good Sams. “Last year’s fall meeting was in Osoyoos.”
Indoor games are planned for the day such as bean bag baseball and even bocce ball. They’ll play cards, dice games and wrap up with a banquet and dance with DJ Arnie Zimmerman on Wednesday.
Good Sams stands for Good Samaritan and refers to the onus on members to be on the lookout for fellow travellers in distress.
Members can also access Good Sam Roadside Assistance.
“You cannot change a tire on an RV by yourself,” Mitchell chuckled.
“There are chapters throughout the western Canadian provinces and U.S. you can call if you need help.”
Mitchell, a retired chiropractor, and his wife Norma, a retired nurse, joined Cariboo Sams in 1999, and have enjoyed many RV get-togethers.
In April they helped plan monthly campouts and ventured to Hat Creek, Felker Lake, 100 Mile House, Lac La Hache and Cache Creek.
“There are all types of RVs here from around the province,” Mitchell said as he toured the curling rink grounds.