Sunday, February 9, 2014

Family Day Long Weekend in Grand Forks

After a weekend away back in the city, I was totally ready for a weekend full of fun right here in the Kootenays!

Grand Forks really delivered a perfect way to celebrate Family Day Long Weekend. This is my first February long weekend, in Nova Scotia we don’t have anything great like Family Day weekend to get us through on of the most depressing months of the year. I was so excited to celebrate my first Family Day weekend with like-minded folk in Grand Forks.

There was so much going on Saturday Afternoon on Market Ave. (that is where we were set up) and we got to be in the middle of all the action. 

Now, we were there bright and early around 9:30am to get setup and it was so cold. Unfortunately we set-up about three-feet left of where we should have set up in the sun, but it all warmed up. We broadcast live from inside Jogas and had breakfast while we waited for everything to kick off at 11am.

It was so nice that the cold did not keep people from the festivities, there were fire barrels throughout Market Ave. that were busy all morning keeping people warm. The Grand Forks Border Bruins hosted an outdoor hockey game, even though they had a huge game that night. Christina Lake Golf was there as well helping people tee off on Market Ave. with some winter golf (it was so cool and busy ALL day).  And, the Fire Department put on demonstrations and eventually joined in the hockey game with the kids.

And, there was a free movie at the GEM and bowling at Sunshine Lanes!
Border Bruins outdoor hockey game.

We had great draws going on at our tent and we were giving away (surprisingly popular) bubble wands.

It was so nice to see everyone; I love every trip I get to make to Grand Forks. I love listeners coming up to me and knowing who I am (and even when they don’t they usually ask which one I am, Kate or Jenny).  That doesn’t really happen anywhere else, so it is pretty cool when it does.

A big THANK YOU to everyone who came out, it was so nice to spend the day with you and I hope we made your Family Day Weekend memorable. Grand Forks really knocked it out of the park with their Family Day celebrations. The coolest part of it all was that it continued on into Sunday and Monday, the full weekend! You can checkout more events for the last day of Family Day Weekend tomorrow, all the details are here on the poster.

Time for another big THANK YOU, this time it is to all the sponsors who made this great event happen:
Grand Forks Fire Department
Area D Director - Roly Russel
Area C Director - Grace McGregor
Community Futures Boundary
Boundary Country Regional Chamber of Commerce
Pines Bible Camp
Border Bruins
Phoenix Mountain
Christina lake Golf Club
Success by Six
Grand Forks Rotary
Sunshine Lanes
Bron and Sons
Buy Low Foods
Thistle Pot Gifts
Value Drug Mart
Grand Forks Home Hardware

More thanks to Jogas and the Wooden Spoon for donating gift certificates for us to give away at the our tent!

One last thing, I learned a very important lesson on Saturday. Whenever the Grand Forks Rotary is out with their kettle corn buying one bag is not enough, it is amazing! We bought one bag and had no desire (whatsoever) to share it, next time we will stock up.

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