Vavenby News: Everyone has fun at Hallowe’en party

Thanks go to the Vavenby Volunteer Fire Department and to Val Bellows and Kathy Cederholm

Kelsey Rexin (l) and Kate Lin Tourond show off the pumpkin they carved at Strong Start in Vavenby.

There was a large crowd at the Hallowe’en party at Vavenby Hall. Nearly all of the adults were dressed in costumes as well. Hot dogs, hot chocolate, and coffee were given out for free.

JudgingThere were only three age groups for the costume judging – preschool, primary school age, and adults. Everyone received a ribbon, a goodie bag, and a bag of chips.

After the judging, many of the adults and kids went outside to stand and chat around the bonfire. The young children were more interested in running around, chasing each other, and screaming.

The party ended with fireworks. They were very colourful and plentiful. Thanks go to the Vavenby Volunteer Fire Department for building and looking after the bonfire and for setting off the fireworks, and to Val Bellows and Kathy Cederholm for organizing such a fantastic party.

Hallowe’en fun at Strong Start

Vavenby Strong Start had its Hallowe’en dress-up day on Tuesday, Oct. 27. Leader Mrs. Jody brought sensory bags for the girls to feel, one filled with spaghetti, all of them with eye balls and spiders.

First the girls made a Hallowe’en picture by cutting pieces of paper and gluing on decorations such as cotton balls and popsicle sticks. The girls also carved a face on a pumpkin, which was donated by Bob and Mick Siddons of Clearwater.

Coffee and lunch for the community

Vavenby Christian Church held a free community coffee and lunch on Wednesday, Oct. 28. A large crowd, 32 people, attended this first one. There was a variety of delicious food to choose from and it was a good time for visiting. The next community lunch will be held on Nov. 25, 11 – 1.

Special Vavenby stamps

Vavenby post office had its New Image open house on Thursday, Oct. 29. A one-time only stamp, with the picture of the post office on it, had been preordered by post mistress Charlene Tobin for the special celebration day.

The stamps sold quickly as a large crowd turned up for this event. There was tea, coffee, and baked goods available plus candy for the children.

There was also an Image Upgrade draw. Winners and what they won were: 1st Tina Tobin, silver maple leaf coin; 2, Stella Schuchardt, collection of Canada stamps booklet; 3, Wayne Wilson, collection of white tea and English biscuits.

The post office upgrade included new floors, post office boxes, counters, and tables. The walls have been painted and the post office looks brighter.

Tobin had on display a school project, done by her daughter Jilene in Grade 5, that showed the history of the post office from 1909 – 2001.

Youth go to Calgary conference

Three Vavenby youth from the Clearwater Vavenby Y2C – Youth to Christ – went to the Prairie Young People Associate’s (PYPA) Reboot Conference in Calgary, Oct. 1 – 18.

Ten from Y2C rode the youth group’s bus, which was driven by Wayne Richardson, one of the leaders. The bus picked up 26 Lumby teenagers in Sicamous on its way. Shane Mattenley, once a Vavenby resident, is their leader.

Approximately 150 – 200 youth attended the conference. They played large group games, inside and out, listened to speakers and to a lot of music, and ate lots of food.

The special speaker was Storm Moore, a black Canadian, who spoke on the theme of the conference Through Christ We Are a New Creation.

Isaac Moilliet, one of the Vavenby Y2C members that went, felt, “Moore is one of the funniest speakers I’ve heard. And yet he could have a person in stitches and then in tears. He really knew how to get a crowd going.”

Wrong dates


I would like to apologize for giving the wrong dates for the Vavenby Christmas Bazaar and the Christmas Pot Luck supper. The supper will be Dec. 5 and the bazaar will be Dec. 6.



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