So much to do

The weather was darned near perfect last Friday night for all the festivities at Kinsmen Beach. The curling sheets had a little more snow than was desired on them but what the heck; it contributed to the fun of the game. The Taste of the Valley and the entertainment during the Snowflake Festival was outstanding.

The weather was darned near perfect last Friday night for all the festivities at Kinsmen Beach. The curling sheets had a little more snow than was desired on them but what the heck; it contributed to the fun of the game. The Taste of the Valley and the entertainment during the Snowflake Festival was outstanding.

Congratulations to all for another wonderful event in the valley! And of course, there are many more to come. Fire and Ice takes place at Fairmont Jan 28 to 30 with lots of activities for everyone. Fairmont Hot Springs Resort begins Saturday night skiing and racing on January 29 as part of the festivities.

The second annual Windermere Winter Games take place on the public beach at Windermere on January 29 from 1 to 4 p.m. You are invited to attend with your family, friends and neighbours but please leave your pets at home.

If fishing is more to your liking, you won’t want to miss the 11th annual Fishing Derby sponsored by the Kinsmen Club of Windermere Valley. Register at 8 a.m. and fish on Lake Windermere from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. I’m sure there will be lots of stories to tell.

My mother always used to ask, “Are all fishermen liars, or do only liars fish?” I’m sure there are many wonderful, honest fishers out there but it’s a good conversation starter.

Deb’s Night Out takes place at Eagle Ranch on the 29th too. This is an important fundraiser for the Family Resource Centre for a women and children’s shelter in the community. Sounds like it will be a lot of fun and I’m looking forward to it.

The Columbia Valley Music Association is hosting the second (and hopefully last) Hard Times supper at the Edgewater Hall on January 29.

The 29th is a busy day with the Mountain of Hope Gala also taking place at Panorama Mountain Village. This is just a recap of many things to do in this magical valley we live in.

Enjoy the week!