Sorrento 100 plans a recoup, relax, renew event

With the snow coming down and the soccer fields closed, many are beginning to slip into the winter blues.

  • Dec. 15, 2012 3:00 p.m.

With the snow coming down and the soccer fields closed, many are beginning to slip into the winter blues.

Luckily, if you know someone between the ages of seven and 17, there is a quick fix to get them out of the house and having some winter fun.

In all the Christmas rush, the season can fly by before you know it. However, the holiday festivities are not ending in the Shuswap on Dec. 25.

So, after all your presents are opened, your turkey is cooked, and you are actually able to sleep through the night once again, take some time out on Boxing Day to celebrate with friends and family at the Sorrento Memorial Hall.

With everyone home for the holidays, this final Sorrento 100 celebration will provide the perfect opportunity to catch up with those you haven’t seen in a while and just relax and have fun.

Doors open at 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 26.

Alpine fun

Local snowmobilers are invited to meet fellow outdoor enthusiasts and join in on the fun.

The Salmon Arm Snow Blazers are sending out a welcome to snowmobilers in the area who might be interested in joining their club, attending meetings or just helping out with work bees and events.

The group holds their monthly meetings on the second Thursday at 7 p.m.  in the back room of the Hideaway pub in Salmon Arm.

These meetings are open to anyone interesting in snowmobiling.

The Snow Blazers’ riding season usually begins around the middle of December and goes well into May and, because of the easy terrain, the area is considered a great family hill.

However, if you are looking for thrills, don’t let this discourage you. There are also some great places for the more adventurous riders to go – and they are not prone to avalanches.

The area the Blazers ride in is called the Fly Hills, which are located directly west of Salmon Arm and have around 200 kilometres of trails.

The area has one of the best signed trail systems in the province and a great chalet for warming up and meeting other riders.

The club  has three main events already scheduled for the new year, after there is lots of snow on the hills.

The first one will be the moonlight poker run, followed in a few weeks by the annual fishing derby at White Lake, and then  the ever popular Snow-a-rama.

As the dates get closer the club will release more information for these events and any other events they may schedule.

Anyone who wishes to join the Salmon Arm Snow Blazers, or simply find out more information, can do so by calling Don at 250-675-2420, or Robin at 250-838-2668.

Faces of art

FACES Fine Arts Studio is now offering a new drop-in youth theatre program every Friday evening entitled Friday Night Stage Lights.

The drop in program is for kids interested in taking part in drama, musical theatre, some dance and even a little circus.

The group will be led under the direction of Mary Jackson from Kamloops, who has worked for years with kids in theatre productions.

Mary is also a classical Royal Conservatory piano teacher and is a superb voice teacher as well.

Classes are broken into two groups, the first running  from 6:30 to 8 p.m. is available for children between the ages of seven and 12. The second class begins at 8, continuing until 9:30 p.m., and is directed to youths between the ages of 13 and 17.

A drop-in fee of $5 per child will be charged.

No pre-registration is required.   This is a wonderful opportunity to see a theatre program for kids of all ages grow in this area.

For more information, contact Karen Brown at 250 515 3276, or visit www.facesblindbay.com.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Couple in crash on Highway 1 mistake North Shuswap for Lower Mainland

Chase RCMP report Mercedes Benz collides with transport truck

Province looking into pollution complaint at Shuswap dairy farm

Farm along the Salmon River has drawn complaints from the Okanagan Indian Band

Salmon Arm RCMP, new immigrants get acquainted at police station

Tour of detachment provides opportunity to explore differences in judicial systems

Shuswap speedskater takes on international competition in Poland

Salmon Arm’s Laura Hall too fourth place with Canadian team

Salmon Arm gives tax break to Canoe Forest Products plywood plant

Company tax bill to be reduced while residential taxpayers to pick up shortfall

Clothing, jewelry, purses: RCMP ask court about disposal of evidence in Robert Pickton case

Pickton was sentenced to life with no chance of parole for 25 years for the murders of six women

Ryan nets hat trick in return as Senators beat Canucks 5-2

Ottawa winger received assistance for admitted alcohol problem

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs meet with provincial, federal ministers

Neither party speaking on the groundwork laid for tomorrow’s talks

Speaker ‘will not tolerate illegal activity’ on B.C. legislature grounds, says chief of staff

Chief of staff to the B.C. speaker Alan Mullen says situation with demonstrators appears ‘fluid’

MPs to examine privacy implications of facial-recognition technology used by RCMP

The MPs will look at how the technology affects the privacy, security and safety of children

Dates back to 2009: Calgary police lay charges in fraud involving semi-trucks

Three people from Calgary are facing charges that include fraud over $5,000

Laughing ladies and country artists sell out Okanagan venue

Alan Doyle and I Am Woman, Hear Me Laff! back to back sold out

Revelstoke mother and daughter return home after coronavirus quarantine in Asia

Jensine Morabito and her daughter were on Holland America’s Westerdam but did not catch the virus

Ministry grants SD67 extension to balance books, submit amended budget

The board of trustees voted Monday to acquire outside help to deal with budget concerns

Most Read