‘Tis the season for busy weekends

It is once again time for downtown Invermere's annual Light Up Night on Saturday, November 26.

Light up! Yes, it is once again time for downtown Invermere’s annual Light Up Night on Saturday, November 26. The evening promises to provide something for all to do beginning with the Santa Claus parade at 6 p.m. After the tree is lit in front of the cenotaph be sure to walk the streets and check out all the wonderfully decorated windows. This year’s window decorating contest has been entered by many businesses so I’m sure you’ll find lots of innovative and beautiful designs.

The Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Invermere Business Committee has been hard at work to put on this evening for several weeks now. Santa will be available to listen to children’s wishes for the coming holiday in his den at The Fire Pit location. There will be treats available for the hungry and thirsty at many venues from the CIBC to Parkside Place and in between. You’ll also find most of the merchants open for business with some super holiday shopping specials. And you’ll be hearing music from a number of choirs that will be singing carols for your entertainment. Of course, there will be fire pots to warm yourself around too. I’m sure this will be an entertaining and productive evening and am looking forward to it.

It’s actually an extremely busy weekend. The Rockies are at home both Friday and Saturday nights hosting Grand Forks and Beaver Valley respectively. The Grey Cup bonspiel begins Friday and goes until Sunday game time. The Rotary Club of Invermere is hosting a Luau at Copper Point Resort on Friday evening with all proceeds going to eradicate polio in the world (now only found in four countries: Pakistan, Afghanistan, India and Nigeria). Light Up and a celebration for the provincial champion Bighorns football team are on Saturday night and the Grey Cup is on Sunday. Whew!

I’m involved and will be in attendance at most of these events and I’m starting to feel played out just thinking about it.

Ahhhh ’tis the season… save some energy for Super Sunday on December 4.

Marilyn Berry is publisher of The Valley Echo