Summer Speakers Series – 2016

The Friends of Bridge Lake is hosting a series of speakers on a variety of subjects of interest to the local community.


  • July 6th – Firewise Information: How Best To Protect Your Property – Doug Townsend (Fire Chief, Interlakes Fire Department)

    Fire awareness, thoughts about this fire season, structure of local fire department
  • July 13th – Lessons From An Astronomer – Dr. Colin Taylor (Physics Department, Thompson Rivers University)

    Dr. Taylor will talk about solar astronomy, as there have been many new discoveries in this field in recent years. He is hoping to bring a solar telescope to allow us to view sunspots. He will also mention the dark skies in the Interlakes area, and what we can watch for at night.
  • July 20th – Composting - Making Garbage History – Mary Forbes (Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society Waste Wise Community Educator)

    An entertaining 45 minute presentation about composting and community recycling (with prizes!). She explains details of the new recycling program and offers best practices & tips for composting without costs at home.
  • August 3rd – Safe Pesticide Use In The Home Garden – Al Neighbour (Pesticide Safety instructor with Environment Canada)

    The how, where, why, and when,of the safe use of pesticides in your garden. He will discuss if they are as safe to use as advertised
  • August 10th – Managing Wells And Ground Water – Kimberly Porter (Drinking Water Officer with Interior Health)

    She will speak about groundwater from a health perspective including potential health risks associated with groundwater as a drinking water source and how you can assess the safety of your own private drinking water wells. Next, Laurie Lyons, Groundwater Protection Officer with the Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resources, will expand on proper well construction measures, and what one can do to better protect their groundwater source.
  • August 31st – How Healthy Is Our Forest ? – David Rusch (Forest Pathologist, Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations)

    Local forest health issues will be discussed, including a range of forest health diseases and pests from bark beetles to root rot to pests of young pine tree stands.

All events will be held at the Interlakes Community Hall, starting at 7:00 pm. Admission is free.