Hundreds of masked residents took advantage of a calm, snow-free day for the Interlakes Community Center (ICC) second outdoor Christmas craft fair on November 13. Regular vendors brought woodwork, canned goods, dog treats, knitted items, handmade cards, cosmetics and baked goods from Lac Boulangerie la Hache.
The popular and well-known 70 Mile’s carpentry team Jim and Helen Hicks, who sadly recently moved, was noticeable by their absence.
Young Kenny and Johnny Malm had a new blacksmith exhibit – next to their grandmother Jody Malm’s booth – to show off what they had learned from their father, Jim Malm.
The relatively new specialty baker from Bridge Lake, made entirely of sourdough bread, has had a thriving business. Under the name Mandrake Abbey Farms, owner Sage Folkwald tells me that she and her husband Dave will be delivering orders to private homes every Saturday! (See also mandrakeabbey.ca)
Note that proof of double vaccination and masks are mandatory for anyone entering the Interlakes Community Center (ICC)
Poker Nights are back at ICC at 7 p.m. on November 20 and December 4 and 18. The buy-in is $ 10 plus $ 2 for the hall. The bar will be open for match breaks.
There is a huge demand for frozen meals from ICC and more volunteers are needed every other Thursday. Cooking is 9 a.m. to noon and packing is 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Food security can be done in the lobby but is not required. Anyone wishing to help should call the room at 250-593-4869.
A full Christmas lunch is again planned for people aged 75 and over doubly vaccinated, by reservation only. Take-out meals can be arranged for those who do not wish to enter the room. The date and other details will be communicated.
The sparkling birthday party goes to Jessica Loft, Ruth Marx, Andree Paddison, Celia Visscher, Sibylle Vogel and John DeBruyn.
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