Family Christmas fun slated for Pass Creek Park Dec. 20

Castlegar Source
By Castlegar Source
December 3rd, 2014

In lieu of Winterfest, which was cancelled this year due to the city’s current labour dispute, the Pass Creek Regional Exhibition Society and Dirty Diggers will be putting on an Old Fashion Country Christmas at Pass Creek Fairgrounds on Dec. 20 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

City councillor Dan Rye said he thinks it’s terrific that kids still get an outdoor community Christmas event, despite the issues surrounding Winterfest.

“All the power to them,” he said.

Exhibition society treasurer Donna Smith said the event will be free of charge, although donations to the food bank would be greatly appreciated.

“Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on stage from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. or until the wee ones are done,” she said. “There will be a huge bon fire, free hot dogs and hot beverages – and live music on stage from 1 to 3 pm. We have lots of children’s games planned, an old fashion hay ride and much, much more.”

Mountain Transport Institute will be providing free bus pickup from the Complex and the Castlegar Museum starting at 10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

“We’re looking for any volunteers to help – the more the merrier,” she said, adding she can be reached at 250-365-7273 or r_dsmith@shaw.ca.