The Family Day long weekend is Feb. 7-9, and the Interlakes makes the most of it.
The Deka Lake & District Volunteer Fire Department’s (DLDVFD) annual Ice-Fishing Derby is on Feb. 7. Tickets cost $6 each. Weigh in at Access #12 (Julsrud and Burgess roads) any time from dawn to 2 p.m.
Prizes, to three places for each of lake trout, kokanee and rainbow trout are awarded on the ice as soon as possible after 2 p.m., and there are a lot of door prizes even if you don’t fish. Ticket holders must be present to win a prize.
Refreshments will be available on the ice. The Kay Neil Memorial Quilt will be awarded to a member of DLDVFD or its Ladies Auxiliary at the derby.
The Second Annual Interlakes Outhouse Races at Interlakes Corner on Feb. 8, starting at 11 a.m.
There is no registration fee, but competitors are asked to register in advance. Forms and rules are available at www.interlakesevents.net, and can be dropped off at The Country Pedlar.
Competitors should arrive at 10 a.m. on race day.
Participants need a team of four people, and outhouses must meet specifications. Last year saw 18 outhouses competing.
Come for a fun-filled day including a toilet seat toss, plunger races, and a variety of food vendors.
Roe Lake & District Recreation Commission meets at Interlakes Hall on Jan. 28, starting at 7 p.m., followed by an Interlakes Community Association (ICA) meeting at 7:30.
Around 8:30 p.m., the ICA will hold its annual general meeting.
Many congratulations to Polly and Jack Black on their 57th wedding anniversary on Jan 25.
Call the writer for contact numbers.
• Quilts for Chemo at Interlakes Hall – today (Jan. 22) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Teen Space, for youth aged 12 and up, meets at Interlakes Hall on Jan. 23 (new time: 4:30-7 p.m.).