Odds ‘n Sods: Port Clements prepares for election, Vimy centennial

Tomorrow is VOTING DAY in Port Clements at the Village Council Chambers.

A statute on the Canadian National Vimy Memorial overlooks part of the battlefield where the victorious Canadian Corps suffered 3

A statute on the Canadian National Vimy Memorial overlooks part of the battlefield where the victorious Canadian Corps suffered 3

Signs of spring are everywhere, and attitudes are improving all over town! Snow drops, Crocus, Helleborus and Primrose cheerily greet each morning as the birdies sing. Who can remain grumpy when noticing these little harbingers of longer days and warmer times?

On the downside… trees are beginning to gleefully share their pollen, making life miserable for us allergy-stricken folks; this will continue into May, when the Broom begins its plague.

Baby chicks can be ordered from Ranch Feeds to arrive at the opportune time for the summer activity of preparing your winter meat supply. We used to do the ‘chicken slaughter thing’ every year when the children were young. One year, as I was beheading the next six birds, our logger-lodger came down the walk from work and jauntily announced that our yard looked like M & B’s staff room! That was the summer of the huge staff layoff in the 1980s.

Tomorrow is VOTING DAY in Port Clements at the Village Council Chambers. From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. you have the opportunity to vote for either Urs Thomas or Chris Bellamy for our mayor. If you opt not to vote when you could have, you cannot complain. It’s in the rules of life somewhere. Everyone deserves the right to complain, so get out and VOTE.

The Celebration of the Battle of Vimy Ridge is being held April 8 in Port Clements. Pastor Wes and Heather Harder are putting this event together with the Seniors Association and have invited veterans and interested people to Port for the day. The bulk of the social will be at the Multiplex.

Seniors Winter Games time is coming up and will be on Earth Day, April 22, in Queen Charlotte. We will have a gathering of the retirees for visiting and playing games… more information to come as I get it, but posters are up in each community.

The Doctors Clinic is here March 28, and in Masset for Port patients on Friday, March 29. When you phone for an appointment they will make sure you know if you have to be in Masset. Don’t let that put you off going!

Soccer schedules are posted in a few locations. I have not taken the details to report, but it will be a very busy season as usual. Tlell soccer field (behind the fire hall) will be very busy for the whole season.

Movie night is on Friday, March 31 in the Seniors Room. The movie is still a surprise, but posters will be around when they know what it is going to be. Showtime is 7 p.m.!

Watch for Canada Day meetings… there is always a need for more people who will actively bring an idea and follow it through. Be ready for a lovely family turkey dinner at Easter by attending a Turkey Shoot, 2 p.m. on April 9 at the Rod and Gun Club range by the Old Farm. It kinda has a New Farm look again with the lovely horses stabled there.

Get ready also for the next seniors meeting to be an Easter dinner in the evening instead of a luncheon, probably. That would be on Good Friday, April 14. This is for members.

I am on the ferry coming home this weekend after my usual sojourn to the Okanagan with my girls. See you soon!