Transition time is upon us

It’s transition time – the time of year when kids are gearing up to return to school and parents are adjusting schedules accordingly.

It’s transition time – the time of year when kids are gearing up to return to school and parents are adjusting schedules accordingly. It’s when the rush of summer traffic comes to a slow down and locals can take a breather before while making plans for next year. It’s when folks inevitably start thinking “pants” instead of “shorts.”

Here in School District #83, students are back in school on Sept. 6.

Regarding the school situation in Sicamous, things remain status quo for the 2016/17 school year, with both Parkview Elementary and Eagle River Secondary back in full swing. What the future holds remains to be seen.

Of course, there’s a lot of commotion on the highway with the construction of the new roundabout. Parents and students will have to keep this in mind when planning their morning and after-school routines. Ideally, there will be crossing-guards or some sort of personnel in place to make sure everything runs smoothly around the construction zone. And, of course, all drivers should be mindful of posted speed limits both in the construction zone as well as school zones.

Over at the rec centre hockey season is underway – when parents are driving kids to practice and games throughout the region and vehicle trunks begin to take on the odour of hockey gear.

The Junior B Eagles are prepping for a pair of exhibition games this weekend, the first versus Armstrong’s North Okanagan Knights on Friday, Sept. 2, and the Revelstoke Grizzlies on Saturday, Sept. 3.

While tourist season is coming to a close, the community continues to see a variety of events, including local golf tournaments, as well as the return of the Fungi Fest (Sept. 22-25) and the Sicamous Beach Park 5km walk/run/strut on Sept. 25. Rumour has it there may be more in store, but that remains to be seen.

During this transition time, things may seem a little hectic at the start, but it goes by pretty quick and it won’t be long before reminders start coming about how Christmas is just around the corner.


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