Photos: Korie Marshall & Frank Green

The Vandermeys were one of many families at the benefit for Tina Carter, Tina Avila, and Calvin Blangy

Team Far From Hugged — Sheldon Brown, Sarah Bressette, Kenton Bressette, and Shayne Mccrea — embraced at the Loggers’ Bonspiel over the weekend

The Valemount Lions Club has received funding again this year from BC Gaming Grants for five local youth sports organizations. As a service club, any funds the Lions recieve from BC Gaming Grants has to go directly to other local organizations. Barb Shepherd, president of the Lions Club, presented $1,500 each to Kurt Smith for Valemount Minor Hockey; Dan Lawless for Valemount Youth Soccer; Diane Smith for the Valemount Curling Club’s youth program; Charlotte Abernathy for the Canoe Valley Community Association’s youth programs; and Sharonrose Shalla for the Canoe Valley Skating Club.