Giant figures direct wedding visitors

On Saturday, Aug. 13, Candice Graffunder, daughter of Hugh and Shelley Graffunder, married Dustin Eliason

Two large figures made out of hay bales mark the turnoff to a wedding held near Vavenby on Graffunders' ranch recently. Standing between them is Cathy Burgess

On Saturday, Aug. 13, Candice Graffunder, daughter of Hugh and Shelley Graffunder, married Dustin Eliason. The wedding was held outside at the Graffunder ranch with the reception and dance in the big red barn. There was a live band.

To help the 215 guests find the entrance to the driveway of the ranch two giant hay bale figures had been constructed. The figures’ faces were painted on, the clothing made from tablecloths, and the groom’s top hat from tires. They were definitely eye-catchers.

It was a beautiful sunny day for the wedding. On the night of the 13th, however, there was a large thunderstorm. Shelley Graffunder said that it provided a fantastic lightning show all night long.

Barbeque in September

Vavenby Trails and Recreation Society will hold a community barbeque at Vavenby Community Hall on Sunday, Sept. 18, 4 – 6 p.m.

There will be burgers, hot dogs, potato salad, pasta salad, and corn on the cob. The society is asking for a donation to help cover costs. Come out and join in the fun.



Just Posted

UPDATE: Missing senior couple found

A senior couple from the Lower Mainland have been reported missing

Recycling workshop at Clearwater Library

TNRD to hold workshops at libraries across region

Clearwater RCMP weekly police report

Clearwater RCMP responded to 41 calls for service over this past week

Editor, The Times:

Proportional Representation could save our democracy

Six students arrested, charged in sex assault probe at Toronto all-boys school

The school’s principal, Greg Reeves, described the video of the alleged sexual assault as ‘horrific’

Police looking into two more incidents at private Toronto all-boys’ school

Police and the school have said two of the prior incidents involved an alleged sexual assault

Bovine tuberculosis found in cow on southern B.C. farm

CFIA said the disease was found during slaughter and they are investigating

Air force getting more planes but has no one to fly them, auditor warns

The report follows several years of criticism over the Trudeau government’s decision not to launch an immediate competition to replace the CF-18s.

B.C.’s Esi Edugyan wins $100K Giller prize for Washington Black

Edugyan won her first Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2011 for Half-Blood Blues

Bolder action needed to reduce child poverty: Campaign 2000 report card

The report calls for the federal government to provide more funding to the provinces, territories and Indigenous communities to expand affordable, quality child care.

Judge bars US from enforcing Trump asylum ban

Protesters accused the migrants of being messy, ungrateful and a danger to Tijuana; complained about how the caravan forced its way into Mexico, calling it an “invasion.”

Ottawa Redblacks defensive back Jonathan Rose suspended for Grey Cup

Rose was flagged for unnecessary roughness and ejected for contacting an official with 37 seconds left in the first half following a sideline melee after a Tiger-Cats reception.

Most Read