Endings and beginnings
I don’t have kids but as someone who lurks about the community, I’m continually made aware that June is a time of both endings and beginnings.
It all starts with the graduation ceremonies which, traditionally, focus on conclusions and new starts. And, if you’re a parent who has seen your child go through the education system with basically the same group of friends, you, especially, are touched by this process.
This week’s trip to Eagle Bay for students in grades 5, 6, and 7 is another significant illustration of endings.
Saturday, June 23 will be another beginning as kids will have the opportunity to sign up for the library’s “Ton of Fun” (my description) Summer Reading Club. Participants will receive a reading log, be able to collect weekly stickers, take part in a ton of fun activities and to enter contests with super prizes.
The best part of this program is that, by participating, youth will maintain and/or improve their reading and literacy skills which will be a major benefit once school begins in September.
Don’t forget the Open Market which will run on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. throughout the summer in front of the Shovel. Let’s turn out to support local businesses.
And don’t forget to mark July 1 on your social calendars because that’s a day this community celebrates with a sparkling variety of events. Everything starts with the Pancake Breakfast from 8 – 11 a.m. at the Seniors Centre where for $4 you’ll get two pancakes and two sausages or for $5 you’ll get three of each and juice, tea/coffee are included. The traditional July 1st parade will follow and after that, be sure to check out the artistic show and sale at the Arena. If you’re interested in participating, please get in touch with Molly at 250-523-9588 or Diane at 250-523-9786 to book a table for only $5. This event will be highlighted by the Logan Lake Arts Council’s Raffle prize draws.
The evening will feature a big screen family movie in the arena beginning at 8 p.m. to be followed by the always spectacular fireworks show which, trust me, is way better than the one put on by the City of Kamloops.