Summer shows Sicamous picking up momentum

Numerous events and other activities show push is on to better community.

For quite a while now Sicamous has been a town of seasonal ups and downs – really busy in the summer and fairly quiet in the winter.

Okay, maybe not entirely quiet in the winter, thanks to the efforts of the Eagle Valley Snowmobile Club to promote and enhance the local industry.

When it comes to the sheer number of visitors coming to town, summer has been generally kind to Sicamous.

It would be easy to take this success for granted – perhaps in the past it was to some degree. But that doesn’t seem to be the case anymore.

Just look at all the stuff going on this summer. Considering the number of major events happening between Canada Day and the August long weekend, Sicamous has got to be the most hopping community in the Shuswap.

Really, what other community has had a day of road hockey games visited by famous NHL’ers topped with a fireworks display? A vintage car show ending with a free outdoor concert? A weekend motorcycle event with a  family-friendly twist that draws riders from all over B.C. and Alberta? Numerous high-calibre ball tournaments? Then there’s this Saturday’s family fun day of sun, sand, games and a circus performance. And there’s more in store in August.

It’s not just the events, however – there’s much more going on in the community that suggests change is afoot. Some of it may not be as flashy but is still impressive, like the community gardens and strawberry planters that have popped up around town.

Other things currently being pursued behind the scenes –a new official community plan, a development corporation and a community identity – will no doubt add to this momentum.

Ideally, the net result will be a lasting impression that Sicamous is a great community in which to live, work and, yes, play – not just during the summer, but year round.

 

Just Posted

Alberta man dies in snowmobile collision near Revelstoke

The incident occurred on Boulder Mountain around 11:30 a.m. on Friday morning

Former mayor Marty Bootsma dies

Cancer claims life of longtime Salmon Arm politician

Houseboat company sues province, Sicamous over 2012 flooding

Sixty-day trial now underway in BC Supreme Court in Kelowna

Open letter to Premier John Horgan

LETTER: Group called First Things First Okanagan promotes action on climate change

Salmon Arm RCMP arrest one male on child pornography charges

Search of Canoe residence leads to seizure of computers

VIDEO: Moose found licking salt off B.C. man’s pickup truck

Tab Baker was in his garage in Prince George when the small moose gave his truck a clean

B.C. parents grieving teen’s overdose death say it started with opioid prescription

Elliot Eurchuk, 16, died at his Oak Bay home Friday, after taking street drugs to sleep

Shuswap Nature Hikers welcome all-comers for weekly excursions

Outdoor adventure group provides a safe, fun way to learn the trail systems

VIDEO: 33 Oliver-area homes evacuated due to flooding

Flooding in the Sportsman Bowl area has swelled drastically over course of one week

16 of 20 fastest improving B.C. schools are public: Fraser Institute

Independent elementary schools remain at top of the chart in think tank’s annual report card

NAFTA: Talks continue through weekend in scramble to get a deal

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland called negotiations ‘perpetual’

Pulp mill fined $900,000 for leaking effluent into B.C. lake

Mackenzie Pulp Mill pleaded guilty to depositing deleterious substance into water frequented by fish

B.C.’s 2-year lobbying ban starts May 1

Office of the Registrar of Lobbyists can grant exemptions from the prohibition if public interest

Horgan speaks of government’s successes to ‘friends’ at CUPE BC convention

CUPE BC president Paul Faoro said was first time a B.C. premier addressed convention in some time

Most Read