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Wild Game Dinner and Auction this Saturday

This contemplative grizzly can smell a good meal in the wind, and so will be heading to the Alexis Creek Community Hall on Saturday, March 12 to join in the Chilcotin Rod and Gun Club’s annual Wild Game Dinner and Auction.

This contemplative grizzly can smell a good meal in the wind, and so will be heading to the Alexis Creek Community Hall on Saturday, March 12 to join in the Chilcotin Rod and Gun Club’s annual Wild Game Dinner and Auction.

Actually, he will be participating as an auction item, along with four plaque-mounted photographs.

The other three images are of Alexis Creek rodeo champion Garrett Madley riding a bucking bronco, Quesnel rodeo champion Taylor Cherry performing a tight turn with her horse (featured in the Aug. 17 Tribune), and Anahim Meadow illuminated by the golden light of an October sunset (featured in the Oct. 22 Tribune Weekend).

Garrett is the BC Rodeo Association 2010 Finals Saddle Bronc Champion, and Taylor is the BCRA 2010 Finals Pee Wee Barrel Race Champion; both have signed their respective plaques.

For more utilitarian fare, dinner guests will have the option of bidding on an assortment of tools and equipment for use around the house and the great outdoors, donated by various Williams Lake businesses.

Dinner-auction tickets are limited to 100, cost $5 each, and must be purchased in advance from either Doug Porter (250-394-4434), or Sharon Haines (250-394-7400).

Given all the goodies to be auctioned, the evening will begin early; the hall door opens at 4:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 5 p.m.

For the curious, the grizzly details are that the grizzly image was captured from a distance of twenty meters with a telephoto lens.

Feasting on soapberries and soaked by the cold Rocky Mountain rains of late August 2010, the grizzly paused beside the Kananaskis Highway in Alberta’s Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, north of Highwood Pass.

He had learned to ignore the minimal traffic, and the few travelers who noticed him and stopped to look; but being safety conscious, he never ventured onto the highway himself.