Vavenby bride receives shower

Twenty-six women attended the bridal shower for June Moilliet held at the Vavenby Christian Church on Saturday, June 2

Twenty-six women attended the bridal shower for June Moilliet held at the Vavenby Christian Church on Saturday, June 2.

April Wainwright, Moilliet’s niece and bridesmaid, organized it. The party was planned for outdoors but the weather did not comply. Everyone attending brought their own teacup and a finger food. The shower cake was made by sister Valerie Gerber and is Moilliet’s favorite – carrot cake with cream cheese icing.

While eating the women introduced themselves, told the history of their cups, and how they had met June. There were some very interesting historical stories told. There was also a game where one had to match the wedding custom to the correct country. It was not an easy game as most of these customs one had never heard about so guessing was required. The most correct answers were 10 out of 18 and winners were Vickie Cook and Hilda Reimer.

John Gerber showed up and he and his wife Valerie entertained us with the song We Got Married in a Fever. Then they decided the song didn’t apply to the newlyweds so they changed the words. It was very comical and had everyone laughing.

The party was a lot of fun and after eating all of the delicious food none of the women felt like having any supper.

Sprinkling limits start

Water restrictions for the summer have begun as of May 1 and will go until Oct. 1. Houses with odd numbered addresses water on odd days, houses with even addresses water on even days. Times are from 6:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Garden watering can be done at any time with a hand held spring-loaded nozzle.

This month’s concert at the Serenity Performing Arts Centre will be on Saturday, June 16 at 7:00 p.m. Performers will be Paul Filek and Bodhi Jones. To buy tickets phone Shirley De Vooght at 250-676-9456. To find the Serenity Performing Arts Centre just following the yellow guitars on the posts and trees. Bring a lawn chair.

For this concert there is a draw sponsored by Kamloops’ Night Out. Anyone who buys four tickets will get their name put into the draw and the winner will receive $100 worth of gift certificates for a variety of Kamloops’ pubs and restaurants.


On June 4 the Vavenby Primary students went on the community bus to Raft River School to attend a musical performance by Boris Sichon, a musician from the Ukraine, His music has an international focus with lots of rhythm and beat. He played horns, drums, and even bones. Sichon had instruments from South America, Russia, China, Japan, and North American First Nations that he had been collecting for many years. He got the audience participating by clapping to the beat. The students were really focused.