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.
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.