South Peace hunters put on their Sunday best - Sunday at 6 a.m. best, that is - to join together and eat some barbecue at the annual Hunters Dance.
Attendees were encouraged to wear camo to the event, although hunters and non-hunters alike were welcome. Proceeds from the event went towards everyday expenses and improvements for the Cutbank Hall, on Highway 52 towards Tumbler Ridge, where the dance went down Saturday night.
"It seems like it's a success. We fill the hall just about every time," said event organizer Tracey Reynen. "We have an outstanding group of volunteers who help make this event a fantastic success. Corlane Sporting Goods have also been a big supporter; they help us sell our dance tickets. Without them we wouldn't be able to get all of these people here."
Now in its third year, the idea came to Dawson Creek, Reynen said, after she attended a number of these sorts of events in her native Ontario.
Growing up in Barry's Bay, about four hours north of Toronto, and moving around various northern parts of the province, she said hunters' dinners and dances were common.
"I belong to our community hall and club, so I brought that idea forward," said Reynen. "It's a really fun event."