Busy weekend coming up in Burns Lake

Mistletoe mania Christmas parade

The annual Mistletoe Mania Christmas parade and Christmas light up takes place beginning at 6:15 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 24. Everyone is invited out to enjoy the parade and then following parade will be the light up at Pioneer Park. Hot chocolate will be served while the choir sings.

Library craft fair at LDSS

The 35th annual Christmas craft fair, sponsored by the Burns Lake Public Library, takes place on Saturday, Nov. 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at LDSS. Think about supporting local artists and crafters, and get that special something for your Christmas list, or for yourself. Photos with Santa will be taken from 10 a.m. to noon, and from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. The Tweedsmuir Fiddlers will entertain from noon to 1 p.m. For more information phone Sashka at 250-692-3192 or email sashka@burnslakelibrary.com

Open house at the Omineca Ski Club

Come out to the open house at the Omineca Ski Club, four kilometres south of Burns Lake on Hwy. 35 on Saturday, Nov. 2h from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a ski swap, and to sign up for your annual ski membership, biathlon membership or ski lessons. Everyone is welcome to come out and learn more about the ski club, and enjoy a hot lunch.

Huu Bac Quintet at the First Mennonite Church

The fourth performance of LDAC’s twelfth season, by the Huu Bac Quintet, takes place on Saturday, Nov. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the First Mennonite Church, one kilometre east of Burns Lake, just off Hwy. 16.

The Huu Bac Quintet delivers a contemporary dialogue between Asian, North and South American cultures. Huu Bac uses everything in his cultural palette, from the dan bau and Andean flute to jazz guitar, creating a sound that is both familiar and mysterious.

The visual artist for this performance will be Albert Gerow, who will exhibit a wide variety of colourful and attractive paintings. And plan to enjoy the intermission concession, with baking by Linda Blackwell and a surprise from the Dragon Palace Restaurant. Tickets are now on sale at LDFC Printing and Stationery and the Lakes Artistan Centre, at LDAC’s regular prices.

Subscription season draw winners

The winners of the Lakes District Arts Council’s (LDAC) draw for season subscribers, held at intermission of the Travelling Mabels show earlier this month, were: Barb Pederson, Richard and Anna McDonald, John Illes and Leona Peden. Gift certificates for the season 12 subscriber draw were donated by the Grapevine Pub, Alternative Grounds Coffee House, Burns Lake Flowers For All Occasions and Boer Mountain Coffee House.

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