Vavenby community park gets new fence

Workers hope to have the fence completed by the end of September

Robin Smith of FNL Construction and Landscaping Co. works on a new cedar split rail fence at Vavenby's community park.

Construction of a new Vavenby park fence was begun on Sept. 5 by FNL Construction and Landscaping Co., a diversified company from Chu Chua.

Workers Robin Smith and Darrell Fennell hope to have the fence completed by the end of September.

The cedar split rail fence goes along by Harmon Rd., up Vavenby Bridge Road, around the ball diamond, and then behind the hall, giving it a perimeter of 1,380 feet.

One resident thinks that the fence is “cute”; another feels that it represents Vavenby, as we are a logging town.

Watch for students

School has started again so drivers should be watching carefully for walkers and bikers.

At this time there are three students at Vavenby Primary School – two boys and one girl, all in Grade 2. The four Kindergarten children came on Wednesday, Sept. 7, to meet the teacher, Ms Katie Patterson. They came again on Monday, Sept. 10, for half a day.

Patterson is a substitute teacher from Kamloops. She travels from and to Kamloops each day and will tentatively be at this school until Sept. 16.

The Grade 2 students said that they all had a good summer but are happy to be back in school. They like their brand new teacher, she’s good, they are happy to see their friends again, and are looking forward to having the Kindergarten kids in the class.

On Friday, Sept. 9, vice principal Ryoko Whitney came to the school to visit. She taught the children to count to 10 in Japanese. The students were very excited about this.

Barbeque on Sunday

Vavenby’s community barbeque will be on Sunday, Sept. 18, 4 – 6 p.m. There will be hamburgers, hot dogs, potato and pasta salads, corn on the cob, and icicles. The barbeque will be by donation. Come on out, enjoy yourself, and meet new people.

Big furry fellow

A bear has been seen in town. A walker came across it near the dump, plus a resident saw it in her yard.

Take precautions such as carrying pepper spray and not leaving garbage lying around outside.

 

Don’t run if you see a bear when you are out walking.