Sicamous Snow Days event organizers help to raise spirits

Community groups shine with Sicamous Snow Days events.

Sicamous Snow Days final weekend is behind us, and we can only hope that the snow will be right on its heels.

What an amazing finish the month of events had.

By all reports, every event on Feb. 25 and 26 was a success.

Saturday afternoon featured award presentations for top photos out of an amazing 98 entries in the first-ever Snow Daze Photo Contest.

The Legion Fun Spiel and Dinner wound up immediately following with a full house, and the evening Variety Gamut put the finishing touches on the day for an appreciative audience.

The Sunday afternoon Eagle Valley Photography Club video presentation was preceded by the Front Yard Snow Sculpture ribbon awards. Fine ribbons they were too in keeping with the fine, fun-loving, challenge-seeking people who earned them.

Sadly this reporter missed all the wind up fun, but heard rave reviews of the Sunday video presentation that filled the Red Barn Arts Centre, and apparently took the audience on a breathtaking and emotional rollercoaster ride.

Congratulations to the Photography Club, Monashee Mountain Arts and the Royal Canadian Legion for their wonderful events, to the now finished Sicamous Banner Project,  and congratulations to the Snow Days Passport prize-winners Darlene Duguay, winning the cheese basket,  Miranda Schindler, the trifle bowl, and Haley Schindler – Peter the hot pools pass.

The Snow Days committee consists of representation from each of the organizations  who run events during the month from the end of January through the end of February.   Four new events were added successfully this year and next year plans are in the works for a Road Hockey Tournament sponsored by the Sicamous and District Recreation Centre Society.

New ideas are always welcome as is feedback on past events.  Just remember, if you want something to happen, you need to be prepared to help organize and run it. Activities don’t just happen without dedicated effort on the part of someone.

Congratulations for a job well done to all organizers, and to our participants for helping to raise winter spirits in Sicamous.

Submitted by the Sicamous Snow Days Committee.