Spring is really and truly coming in the Lakes District

Snow is melting, best sign yet that spring is really and truly coming.

  • Mar. 30, 2011 6:00 p.m.

Snow is melting, best sign yet that spring is really and truly coming.

I was quite impressed with a brochure recently received that referred me to the British Columbia Women’s Institute.

We do have an active branch here in the Burns Lake area. It meets the last Monday of each month. A few of the many things they are interested in are: social issues, leadership skills, opportunities for self improvement and new friendships.

They are involved with community schools, hospitals, 4-H, etc. If you would like more information contact: Diane at 250-692-7677, Arla at 250-695-6924 or Lois at 250-694-3564.

John Barth passed along a reminder that the Regional Juried Arts Show takes place April 15  to May 14 at the Parkside Gallery in 100 Mile House.  Wayne Brown at Process 4 circle arts Gallery downtown will be pleased to answer your questions.

Wouldn’t that be a great stop on your way South?

I have been watching for the daffodils and glad to hear that the Cancer Society volunteers will be selling them again at the mall and at their office the week of April 4.

We are sure it is spring when we see those lovely bright yellow flowers.

The Southside Health and Wellness Centre has a very informative piece on the back of their calendar this month regarding epilepsy. Remember the arthritis exercise classes are every Tuesday and Friday.

If you missed the soup and bannock day, give them a call to get the date for the next one, 250-694-3270.

Nurse Practitioners are available often through the week, call for an appointment.

We now have a calendar for the Lakes District Hospital and Health Centre as well. It is bright green this month, of course.

At the top left of this calendar is a very complete list of phone numbers – post those that might be pertinent to you or your family within easy access to your phone. Most of us are interested in eating the right foods, so check out the column in the centre under nutrition month.

Burns Lake has a colourful and informative newsletter each month now, too.  Check it out.

Call the Burns Lake Legion, branch number 50 for their activities at 250-692-3232 Tuesday to Saturday, 4 to 8 pm.

I think their slogan is great:  “If you love your freedom, thank a Veteran!”

Tweedsmuir Fiddlers are having a coffee house on April 2, check with Geneva at 250-694-3757 for details of time and location.

I am pleased that there is to be a dementia (alzheimer) support group in our area.

Give Eve Isaak a call at 250-251-1501 if you have any questions about this.

There are many of us who plan to travel south at this time of the year.

I am one of those  lucky ones and will be leaving soon, returning near the end of May.

I wish all my readers and friends a happy spring, adding to that a happy Easter and Mother’s Day, too.

See you when I return and take care of each other.