Summer Speakers Series – 2018

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


  • July 4th – Invasive Aquatic Species
    Camille Roberts from the Invasive Species Council of B.C. will talk about aquatic invasive species threatening the Interlakes area, and what you can do to stop their spread. Find out about a monitoring program for invasive mussels in the Bridge Lake area.
  • July 11th – The “bear” facts about recycling
    Mary Forbes from the Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society explains the normal as well as the weird and wonderful side of recycling your worn out essentials, toys and goodies and how to compost in a bear safe manner.
  • July 18th – Early settlers in Bridge Lake and the surrounding area
    The well-known local author Marianne van Osch will tell the stories of Noveta Leavitt, Howard Malm, Charlie Faessler and others with maps and original photographs.
  • July 25th – Organic Gardening
    Rod Hanneker and Karen Greenwood from CEEDS will talk about successful organic gardening and farming in the South Cariboo with useful tips and answers to your questions.
  • August 1st – History, Culture and Traditions of the Canim Lake Band
    Janice Frank, Principal of the Canim Lake Band School, will tell us about the history of First Nations in the area, as well as their current and traditional practices
  • August 15th – Forest Management
    Pat Byrne, District Manager of 100 Mile Forest District will speak about changes in Forest Management, logging plans for this area, the impact of the 2017 wildfires and recovery plans for this area.

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