Last Saturday was a lovely day so Lorne and I decided to drive up the Upper Cache Road to see what the country was like up there.
Lorne made up the maps and off we went, turning off the Hudson’s Hope road just before the lookout. My two aims were to get to know the area first hand and to find the community hall. After around 12 miles, the country opened up with big fields on each side of the road. It was such a pleasant surprise to see this beautiful farmland. When we got near the end of the ranches, we decided to follow the road in case it went through to the Alaska Highway. We were glad we did.
Just past the one lane bridge we found the Cache Creek Community Hall. We kept going a bit further where we encountered a sign that read “end of maintained public road.” We turned around and drove back, stopping at the viewpoint to use the facilities. While there, we ran into Basil Szoo and his son, and had a visit with them. They had just finished a hike on the breaks of the Peace. Basil told us that he had gone to school in the building that is now the Cache Creek Community Hall, when it was the Attachie School. His Grade 6 teacher was Lori Holmes Hunter.
The Nor’ Pioneer Women’s Institute (WI) had a successful raffle that ended on Valentine’s Day. They sold all 2500 tickets raising $2500 for charities and making 10 winners of $250 each very happy.
Last month, Nor’ Pioneer had a meeting at the Cecil Lake Hall where Kathy Jutzler talked about planting seedlings. Hoping to bring the community together, they are sponsoring a family dance at the Hall on April 8. Phone Vicki at 250-793-6496 if you are interested.
Advance care planning
The pandemic has made us all aware of our mortality and the need to be as prepared as possible for unexpected illness. One way to help yourself and your loved ones is to do what is called “advance care planning.” If you want to learn about this you can attend one of two free virtual session on April 12 from 12 to 1 or from 4 to 5. To register e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org before April 8.
Quote of the Week
“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” (Albert Einstein)
Ruby McBeth lives and writes in Fort St. John.