February 23, 2013
Ryder Lake News
The Ties That Bind
Busy year ahead
for Ryder Lake community
Released by Peter Whitlock, Ryder Lake Farmer's
looks like its going to be another exciting year coming up for the
Ryder Lake community. On Friday, Peter Whitlock, president of the
Ryder Lake Farmer's Institute, released a list of community events
planned for the upcoming year.
April 13 -
Name that Tune Music Trivia Contest - fund raiser for Ryder
Lake Hall (Sold out - with waiting list)
April 20 - Food Matters Chilliwack - Plant a Row
- Grow a Row (PARGAR) seed distribution - 1 to 4 Salvation Army
Thrift Store Parking Lot 45746 Yale
April 27 - Pitch-In - neighbourhood cleanup day
10 to noon - meet at Map Sign on Elk View
May 21 - Garden Clean up at Ryder Lake Hall 10
June 8 - Ryder Lake Ramble - 10 to 5
June 9 - Ryder Lake Ramble - Noon to 5
June 9 - Pot Luck Dinner - Ryder Lake Hall 6 to
August 10 - Annual Flea market at Ryder Lake
Hall 9 to 3
September 21 - Family Car Rally - Taste of Ryder
Lake pot luck barbeque dinner (more details pending)
September 28 - Chilliwack GOGOs Name That Tune
October 19 - Octoberfest
December 7 - Christmas Craft Fair - Ryder Lake
Hall 9 to 3
December 14 - Breakfast With Santa - Ryder Lake
Hall 11 to 2
The April 13th Name That
Tune fund raiser for the Ryder Lake Hall has Silent Auction
component. If anyone has items that think would be good for a Silent
Auction, please contact me. The funds raised at this event all go to
maintaining the Ryder Lake Hall. We will be spending some of the
funds on hand over the next couple of months to add a covered deck
off the kitchen and a covered portico over the front door of the
Ryder Lake Hall.
Starting May, Food Matters Chilliwack will be launching their 2013
Gleaning Season. Anyone wishing to participate in this very
worthwhile volunteer program either individually or as a family
please make sure I have your email address and your request to
receive notices of pending gleans. Ron Patterson and I will be
helping co-ordinate the gleaning teams this year.
Hopefully over the next few week we can start getting our gardens in
shape for the Ramble. Remember the Annual Plant Sale at the Hall
during Ramble weekend. Those plants you thin out or get rid of are
what we are looking for. If you dont have pots or dirt, you can
call for pick-up or drop plants off in plastic bags in the next
couple of months and we will pot them up for the sale. As usual we
are looking for 1 gallon and larger plastic pots for this purpose.
These also can be collected or dropped by our barn. We have quite a
few plants left over from last year and several hundred cuttings
from last fall growing for this years sale. Lots of black currants
and weigela so far.
Also over the next few weeks we will be working on venues for the
Ramble. If you are interesting in getting involved, please contact
me and if you have any recommendations for new venues, let me know.
I will be putting together the volunteer lists for the Ramble
weekend as well. We are already getting calls from garden clubs
wanting the details of the 2013 Ramble.
Lastly we always on the look out for canning jars - 250ml and 500ml
in preparation for the gleaning season coming up soon.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS and we look forward to seeing you at the many
events happening in our community this year.
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