Bingo returns to Ashcroft-Cache Creek Senior Center on April 23 – Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal

Bingo for Ashcroft-Cache Creek Seniors

Bingo returns to the Ashcroft-Cache Creek Seniors’ Center (601 Bancroft Street, Ashcroft) on Saturday, April 23 at 1 p.m. (doors open at noon). Anyone aged 19 and over is welcome; the more players, the more prizes.

Ashcroft Spring Cleaning

A reminder to Ashcroft residents that the village is hosting a free spring cleaning to remove yard waste, tires and non-refrigerated appliances on April 27-28. Visit the Village of Ashcroft Facebook page for more details on what’s accepted, and call the Village office at (250) 453-9161 to get your name put on the list.

South Cariboo Athletes Association AGM

The SCMSA will hold its AGM at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10 at the Ashcroft HUB. All voting members are invited to attend and elect new directors: President, Vice-President, Secretary-Treasurer, Rifle Director, Pistol Director, Shotgun Director, Archery Director, Powder Director black woman and publicity director.

All members, regardless of age, can stand for election to any of these positions. Members should attend four to six meetings a year to discuss and vote on issues important to the club, and volunteer some of their time to help out. Please bring your membership card in order to attend the AGM.

Mesa Garage Sale

The huge block sale on the Mesa in Ashcroft — which was canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic — returns Saturday, May 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will feature dozens of residences. Everyone is welcome to come and look for bargains, and it’s a great way to meet the neighbors.

Adopt a Trail

The Loon Lake Community Trail, located at 1701/1705 Loon Lake Road, requires continuous raking and debris removal this spring/summer and fall, and volunteers – individuals, families or groups – are now being sought to adopt small portions of the trail and maintain them.

There are various themed sections including Find the Birds, Fairyland, Gold Rush Days, Gnomes and Dinosaur Crater, and the trail committee always accepts painted rocks or other outdoor items such as birdhouses, wind chimes and garden ornaments. There will also be work days to keep the trail looking great in the future.

Anyone interested in adopting part of the Loon Lake Community Trail for maintenance purposes can contact Karen Lea (250-459-2281) or Susanne Kavalec (250-459-5698) for more information.

Trap shooting

Trap shooting has resumed for the season at the South Cariboo Sportsmen Association shooting range south of Cache Creek, and takes place every Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. You can now purchase your trap shooting range card by e-transfer or credit card; call (604) 861-2454.

WorkBC App

British Columbians have another tool to navigate the BC labor market and can search and find job opportunities on the go with the new easy-to-use WorkBC app. It was developed in response to customers and service providers who requested a faster and easier way to access WorkBC employment services online, and allows users to explore career options, browse career profiles and access education and training opportunities such as professional certification, as well as communicate securely with employment counselors at their local WorkBC centre.

Users can download the app from the App Store or Google Play and log in with the BC Services Card app or a Basic BCeID account at any time of the day. Connecting with a local WorkBC center, exploring career options, improving skills and education, or connecting with potential employers is just a few clicks away. To learn more about Work BC and search for jobs, visit

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