Easter coloring contest winners announced

Mud covers the access road to Vavenby's pumphouse last week after ongoing mudslides.

Mud covers the access road to Vavenby's pumphouse last week after ongoing mudslides.

There was an Easter coloring contest at the Vavenby General Store for ages 0 – 14 years. Winners receive a free movie rental and a surprise. The contest closed April 20 and the winners were: Moira Campbell for age category zero – two, Iyanna Toscano for three – five, Dayton Flegel for six – eight, Sara King for nine – 11, and Mark Timms for 12 – 14. Iyanna loved her huge surprise stuffed bunny. Congratulations to all.

Top score in crib

Floyd Taylor got a 29-point hand at crib on April 19, the second to last evening for the season. A score of 29 is the highest a person can get and it is very rare. Congratulations, Taylor!

Firefighters get practice

There was a practice burn for the Vavenby volunteer firemen on Sunday, April 17. They burned down the old office of the Canfor mill.

Rodeo ends lambing season

The Moilliets’ Aveley Ranch ended its tours by having a lambing rodeo for the volunteers and family on Saturday, April 16 and a music jam on Sunday, April 17. Rodeo skills included round bale rolling, pet lamb racing around an obstacle course, ewe milking, and bale piling. Those singing and providing music for the music jam were Barclay West, John Gerber, Gilles Leger, Joseph Moilliet, Adam Moilliet, Erin Dawson, Seth Moilliet, and Funs van Hegelson (a shepherd from Holland who is visiting the ranch for the summer).

About 150 children, parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles were present for the Easter Egg Hunt and hayride at Aveley Ranch on April 23.

“The warm sun and blue sky made it a perfect day,” remarked Karen Moilliet.

Mudslide endangers access road

There has been an ongoing mudslide, bringing down rocks and trees as well, that started on April 12 on the access road to the Vavenby pump house. It is continuously endangering the access road because the hillside above is supersaturated from underground streams, making this an ongoing problem.

Doug Borrow Enterprises has cleaned up the mess and removed the debris to another site. The cost for clean-up is unknown at this time