By Joanne McQuarrie

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January 7 is a day when you can do a good deed twice. Members of the Kinsmen Club of Windermere Valley will be doing a Christmas tree pick up that day.

You can do a good deed for yourself, first by clearing out the Christmas tree, which will mostly be as dry as dust at this point. And  you can do a good deed for the Kinsmen Club by providing a donation for  their pick-up service that they in turn, use to help the community.

In an email, Renice Oakes wrote the club’s fundraiser for the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is an annual event. “We will be picking up Christmas trees from your curb in the Invermere area, by donation. (Envelopes will be made available to mail in donations at your convenience.) Please have the trees at your curb by 8 a.m. on January 7 so we don’t miss yours. We go out en mass, so you can even get them out the night before so you don’t have to brave the cold or snow.

Note also the club ‘s annual snow golf was postponed, “but we are bringing it back this year, weather and registration permitting. Who wouldn’t like to dust off the clubs mid-winter? Get your foursome together and raise some money for your community while having fun! The play is on Saturday, January 14 and tickets are on sale at the Station Pub now for $35 per player. There’s lots of prizes and fun to be had!”

With the fishing derby, Oakes wrote, “As always, the fishing will be in the two bays on the north side of Lake Windermere, with the wrap-up on the lake, below the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena area. This year, we are hoping for larger numbers on Saturday, January 28 and the tickets make a great gift for the whole family. Once again, proceeds are going back to the community, so get your gear and friends and get ready to fish! Tickets are on sale at the Station Pub for $35 per person. Remember, you can only win if you have a ticket!”