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15 awesome things to do in the Peace this weekend (and a PSA)

We’ve got Gymkhana in Wonowon and a farewell to summer fest in Taylor. And in Dawson Creek, the walk for ALS is on Saturday and a celebration of Indian culture on Sunday. See more below! Also, a reminder that the North Peace Leisure Pool in Fort St.
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The 2015 Walk for ALS takes place on Saturday, Sept. 5 in Dawson Creek.

We’ve got Gymkhana in Wonowon and a farewell to summer fest in Taylor.

And in Dawson Creek, the walk for ALS is on Saturday  and a celebration of Indian culture on Sunday.

See more below!

Also, a reminder that the North Peace Leisure Pool in Fort St. John will be closed for regularly scheduled maintenance starting this Sunday until September 27.

If you want to get the word out about your event, give me a shout: 250-782-4888 ext. 118, or at the email below.

dcreporter@dcdn.ca

 

Friday:   

Taylor:

Big Bam Ski Hill Farewell to Summer Fundraiser and Festival, Big Bam Ski Hill in Taylor, ALL WEEKEND

Make plans to take the family to Big Bam’s First Annual Family Festival Fun-draiser!

This event has something for everyone including an open mic starting at 6 p.m. tonight, face painting, a slip’ n’ slide, mountain tours, 10 live musical acts on stage, vendors and a beer garden.

Bring the trailer and camp for the weekend.

Campsite reservations on site.

Free shuttle serves to and from Peace Island Park.Tickets available at Ferris Fast Cycle, Ernies Sports, Home Hardware Building Centre, and Big Bam Ski Hill.

For more information, call Art at 250-263-2161

 

Chetwynd:

Soup and Bannock, Tansi Friendship Centre, 12 - 1:30 p.m.

Join the staff at the Tansi Friendship Centre for a meal and a chat.

For more information, call: 250-788-2996

 

Farmers Market, Spirit Park, 3 - 6 p.m.

Make it, bake it, grow it… buy it!

Come check out all the vendors at the weekly Farmers Market in Spirit Park, located behind Northern Industrial Sales on the South Access Road.

Call 250-788-3477 for more information.

 

Bingo, Pine Valley Seniors Hall, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

All adults welcome.

For more information, or hall rental, contact Bernice Westgate: 250-788-2307

 

Alcoholics Anonymous, Tansi Friendship Centre, 8 - 9 p.m.

Out of all the awesome things you could do for yourself, this is way up on the list.

Alcoholics Anonymous holds an open meeting every Friday at the centre during the time listed above.

Tuesday’s are closed meetings.

 

Saturday:     

Fort St. John:   

Farmers Market, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Fort St. John curling rink

Visit the Fort St. John Farmers Market to sample a wide variety of locally grown, fresh & wholesome foods direct from the grower. 

 

Wonowon Gymkhana, Gymkhana arena behind the Esso, registration at 9 a.m. event: 10 a.m.

Despite weather conditions, Gymkhana in Wonowon is still a go for Saturday!

Arena conditions are fabulous!

There will be lots of events including a boot race, walk-trot-run, cowhide and more.

Concession on site, free camping and a potluck dinner to follow the events.

For more information, contact Frances Palfy at 250-261-0238

 

Pouce Coupe:   

Community Market, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Curry Et Cetera building on 50th St.   

If you require more info or would like to book a table please call:           

Chelsie Chmelyk (250) 219-4688 or   

Debbie Chmelyk (250) 786-5290   

 

Dawson Creek:  

Walk for ALS, Sudeten Hall (Pioneer Village), registration 10 a.m. walk starts at 11.

Join in for the annual Walk for ALS starting at Sudeten Hall in the Walter Wright Pioneer Village.

For more information contact Shirley Dubois at 250-786-0107 or 250-719-6143

 

Farmers Market, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., 10300 - 8th Street Dawson Creek

Come out a see all that local farmers and artisans have to offer.

Glory for Education will be onsite accepting donations for relief to Nepal for victims of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake which occurred April. 

 

The gathering (market), Walter Wright Pioneer Village, 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Come out to the pioneer village to get your haul of home made baking, jams arts and crafts.

 

Chetwynd:

Cribbage, Pine Valley Seniors Hall, 1 - 2 p.m.

All adults welcome.

For more information call Bernice: 250-788-2307

 

Whist, Pine Valley Seniors Hall, 7 - 8 p.m.

All adults welcome.

For more information call Bernice: 250-788-2307

 

Hudson’s Hope:

Farmers Market, Beattie Park, 10 a.m. - 1p.m.

The Hudson’s Hope farmers market has been going on all summer and will continue this weekend in Beattie Park, located behind the information centre.

The market hosts a wide selection of plants, veggies, yarn work, baking, fresh herbs, farm fresh eggs and much more.

If you are interested in becoming a vendor, call Caitlin @ 250-793-6691.

 

Sunday:

Fort St. John:

The City of Fort St. John wishes to remind its residents that the North Peace Leisure Pool will be shutdown for annual maintenance and repairs from August 3 - September 27.

Questions regarding pool programs - including advanced courses and lessons - can be answered via email at pool@fortstjohn.ca, or by contacting the Pomeroy Sport Centre either by phone: 250-785-4592 or by stopping at the Visitor Centre.

You can also enrol for lessons and courses online by visiting:https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/cityfortstjohn/Home

The North Peace Leisure Pool is owned by the Peace River Regional District and operated by the City of Fort St. John.

 

Dawson Creek:

Indian Cultural celebration, Notre Dame School auditorium, 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

A celebration of Indian culture will be taking place this Sunday with students form the Northern Lights College taking part.

An afternoon feast will happen in the late afternoon and before that, a dance and other cultural programming will take place.

Traditional Indian games following!

For more information, call Joe at 250-461-3188.