Grizfest this year attracted around 5, 000 people, with the biggest gate on Saturday, with approximately 3,000 people in attendance at the GRIZFEST grounds. The event was a success due largely to the volunteers (127), the Tumbler Ridge Days Society who organizes the event, the District of Tumbler Ridge Public Works, and of course all those folks who came to sample Tumbler Ridge hospitality and a weekend of outstanding music.
Although we had serveral heavy rains over the weekend, and on one occasion, some hail, the weather did not appear to dampen the spirits of music goers.
The RCMP had 15 officers on duty and report that this year the festival was uneventful in terms of police action required.
Grizfest is Tumbler Ridge?s largest event, followed by the Emperor?s Challenge, which is always held a week after Grizfest. The Challenge, which started with a few runners several years ago, is now attacting record numbers from not just in British Columbia, but also from far away places.
Look for results from the Emperor?s Challenge in the next issue of Tumbler Ridge News. More stats from Grizfest will be published as they become available.