Winter heats up with Snow Days fun

Snow Days events focus on active kids and families having fun together.

Sicamous Snow Days kick off this weekend.

The focus, over the Jan. 25 to 27 weekend, will be on active kids and families having fun together.

Look for flyers from the school, check out our Snow Days Facebook page, the Sicamous Chamber of Commerce website, as well as your local newspapers for a schedule.

The business-sponsored Snow Days Photo Treasure Hunt registration and Mini Hunt is Saturday, Jan. 26. You will want to bring a camera and/or your cell phone and learn how to play the Photo Treasure Hunt Campaign throughout  February. The key words are “active,” “family,” and “captured” (on camera).

The first Snow Days weekend kicks off Friday night with Eagles hockey and a Jam the GM Book Drive, the  Snow Days photography contest, followed by pre-novice hockey. Hockey again on Saturday as well the treasure hunt photo campaign and, on Saturday night – guess what? More hockey at the Eagles game where the motto will be Unplug & Play the Canadian Way, featuring winter sports.

Sunday brings out all ages to participate in the snowmobiler’s Winterfest  Fundraiser  at Northway’s field on Larch Avenue, where the Sicamous Lion’s Chuckwagon will endeavour to keep you fed and watered.

Feb. 1st marks the start of the Flower Power banner project, set to go upstairs in the recreation centre.

Feb. 2 and 3 is a wellness retreat held at Owlhead Creek Bed and Breakfast, with sessions offered both Saturday evening and daytime Sunday, providing several options and a  variety of wellness experiences to sample.

Celebrate our first B.C. Family Day with a family snow sculpt event.

Register for the downtown snow sculpture competition in front of Eagle River Secondary  on Main Street, Sunday the 10th. Snow blocks are limited so don’t wait.

If you are thinking of entering in the Front Yard Snow Sculpture and Light-up contest on Feb. 11, you best be setting out a plan now, stock piling your snow as it comes and gathering your props. Build up your snow piles ahead so you are more likely to have snow to work with on the 10th and 11th. Judging is not until Monday afternoon, after 3 p.m.   There is lots of time to sculpt, and you can register a team right up to the 10th at the downtown competition.

February 16 and 17 features snowmobilers and friends, first on the Saturday with the Cabin Fever Dinner and Auction at ERS, and then on Sunday with the 2nd Annual Ladies’ Ride into Blue Lake for lunch.

A wonderful introduction to snowmobiling – check it out through Michelle at 833-9335.

The Royal Canadian Legion Funspiel and Ladies Auxiliary to the Legion Dinner takes place Feb. 25 and 26, with a dinner on the 26th. Tickets by advanced purchase only.

Last, but not least is the grand finale weekend of Snow Days, March 2nd and 3rd, where everyone’s efforts and talents are recognized through sharing and appreciation.

Saturday begins with the first ever Sicamous and District Recreation Centre-sponsored road hockey tourney in the arena parking lot. Upstairs in the arena is the final open house of the ‘Flower Power’ banner project.

At 1 p.m. in the Red Barn, the photo contest awards, photo treasure hunt winner and the front yard snow sculpture winner presentations will take place. On Sunday the 3rd, the Eagle Valley Photo Art Club hosts a slide presentation of local photography talent, a moving collection, capturing the essence of our local area and its people.

Yes friends, there is lots to do in Sicamous in February – our new mantra.

Submitted by the Sicamous Snow Days committee.