Thompson Valley Stars

Merv & Sandy’s Travels

On June 5th, the Meyers hooked their 22′ trailer onto their ‘advertisement on wheels’ Sprinter Van and headed to the Chilliwack Rhythm Reelers’ 29th annual RALLY-IN-THE-VALLEY. Some 47 RV’s parked in the grassy field next to Atchelitz Hall during this beautiful sunny weekend. Brent (Therese) Mawdsley of Delta, BC was the featured caller, with Anita (Dan) Adams of Chilliwack as the featured cuer. Continue reading

Barely a week after the Meyers danced at ‘Rally-In-The-Valley’ in Chilliwack; they headed for the first time, to the Radium Jamboree on June 12th and 13th. This was held at the Radium Community Hall. After 6 hours of steady driving, they still had enough energy to dance on Friday night, along with 21 squares (168 dancers), from 8 – 10 pm. Continue reading

Square dance season has ‘finished’ and the Meyers are on the road again. Williams Lake’s Square Dancers, the ‘Whirlaways’ celebrated their 57th Jamboree on May 22nd to 24th.

The theme was ‘Jolly Old England’. The decorations which included scenes of Cricket players, Buckingham palace, the Black Prince Tavern, Sherwood Forest, and the Tower Bridge complete with a London taxi and a double decker bus, were all done by Mary Anne Turner. They were absolutely fabulous and certainly brightened up ‘The Long House’ hall where the event was held. Continue reading

On a cool, crisp September 13th morning, Merv & Sandy headed down the Coquihalla Highway in their Mercedes camperized Sprinter van (advertisement on wheels), for another adventure. The Othello tunnels are near Hope, BC and are part of the former Kettle Valley Railway. On this occasion, 2 of the 4 tunnels were closed off due to structural damage of a bridge weakened by water erosion. Continue reading