Contest to celebrate Olympic torch's travel through Castlegar

Kyra Hoggan
By Kyra Hoggan
December 9th, 2009

Photo by Kyra Hoggan: Castlegar mayor Lawrence Chernoff unveils his own eight-foot Inukshuk sculpture at Winterfest last Friday, in hopes of inspiring locals to get creative in commemorating Olympic torch event this January.

The City of Castlegar is challenging all residents to show their stuff by submitting home-made Inukshuks of any size or material to compete for three top spots, the winners of which will receive Olympic commemorative coin sets.

The contest is part of the Bright On Castlegar celebration slated for Jan. 24, 2010 as the Olympic torch travels through Castlegar on its way to the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.

The celebration will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Castlegar Recreation Complex, and will include:

– a cultural food fair that allows your tastebuds to travel the world without ever leaving the city;

– local entertainment/talent;

– free skate and swim;

– family snowman-building competition;

– the youth centre will be hosting an event tentatively set out as a Rock Band (the game) competition;

– Olympic Athlete Felix Belczyk (who grew up in Castlegar) will be speaking and signing autographs.

Inukshuks must be submittted to City Hall on or before Jan. 8. For more information, call 250-365-7227.




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