Join the Yarn Club

Exercise your Canadian right to vote in the municipal elections

It is that time of year again. Municipal elections Nov. 19, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Polling stations will be at City Hall, Dragon Lake School, and Correlieu. Advance polls will be Nov. 12 from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. at City Hall.

On Nov. 3 candidates for mayor squared off at the Dragon Gate Restaurant. On Nov. 12, 2 – 4 p.m., an All Candidates Open Forum at the Royal Canadian Legion is slated so come and ask questions of the candidates for the upcoming municipal elections.

This event is sponsored by the Legion and the Seniors Advocacy Service.

Write out your question to the candidates beforehand regarding their policies. Make an informed opinion and get out to vote. Perhaps you can give a neighbour a ride to the polling station.

Spare books

Fraser Village library could use an infusion of reading material, preferably paper back novels published after 1990. If you happen to be down-sizing and would like your books well taken care of – that’s the answer. Call Dianne at 250-992-2324 over the intercom and you can place the books on or under the table in the foyer.

Yarn Club

The Library is supporting the Friends of Library Knitting Club in providing space. The name and objectives of the group was determined at an initial planning meeting Sept. 22. The initial founding host, Lillian Steneker, as a member of FoL, is the liaison to FoL. Their last meeting was Oct. 20.

The Knitting Club group is intended as a craft-inspired endeavour specifically related to knitting, crocheting, needlework, etc. but will follow the direction of the current members as to specific interests. The hope is that it will be a place to share ideas, include a learning process, to socialize and possibly plan and complete a group project for a community need.

Knitting and crocheting are calming but productive ways to relax and most always are performed in conjunction with something else.

The something else in this endeavour is to sit and knit or knit and chat with others of like interests or who want to learn more about the craft of knitting and crocheting with the help of those who wish to share their experiences.

This group is not limited to ’grannies’ – all are welcome regardless of gender or age.

Phone 250-992-9022 for information.

‘Tis the season

Christmas bazaars and craft sales as well as local businesses carry handmade articles for that personal Christmas gift.

Someone I know picks up little gifts throughout the year and avoids last minute panic shopping.

Would that I was so organized but she is a real inspiration.

Special musical endeavours are being prepared to be presented to audiences at Maeford Place and Dunrovin.

Special teas and dinners are being held. Check with either the OAPO Golden Centre or the Seniors Centre to make sure you don’t miss out on festivities. The Tour of Lights is Dec. 14.

Ruth Scoullar is a seniors’ advocated and regular Observer columnist.