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Please read August 2005 – Dawson Creek Carriage Tours

Would you like to go back in time? Until August 11th, you have an opportunity to join Tourism Dawson Creek and the Real McCoy Brothers Carriage Services on an old-fashioned horse-drawn carriage tour. This historical flavor begins at Dawson Creeks Walter Wright Pioneer Village. Once at the Village, you can step into the 22 seat trolley and enjoy an exciting ride with award winning Clydesdales and their extremely humorous & knowledgeable guide. While on the hour long tour you will be enriched with information about Dawson Creek?s history, including the construction of the Alaska Highway and as well present day occurrences and futuristic plans for this once minimally populated town. There are 4 tours per day and they run five days a week. Reservations are highly recommended – don?t forget to ask about the special group rates. To make reservations Please contact Keltie Durell at (250)219-4714. This Northern Minute was created by the team at Hello North; please check out our website at www.hellonorth.com for more Northeastern BC events.

Please read August 2005 – Dawson Creek Fall Fair

August 10th ? 14th, the Dawson Creek Exhibition Association is proud to welcome exhibitors and visitors to the Greatest Show in the Peace -The 2005 Dawson Creek Fall Fair! This year the fair will offer something for the entire family! You won?t want to miss the weekend?s kick off event the ?Exceptional Rodeo?, Thursday at 11am. Other events that make this weekend the best celebration of the Peace include, a parade (starting Friday at 10am), trade show booths, West Coast Midway Opens, music, talent contest, loggers competitions, light and draft horse shows and as well sheep & cattle shows. Fireworks will paint the sky both Friday and Saturday evening at 10pm. The World Professional Chuckwagons will be in action all five days, while the Pro Rodeo widens the eyes of viewers for three. The Dawson Creek Exhibition Association invites everyone to enjoy this years? Fair August 10th through to the 14th – check out their website at www.dawsoncreekfair.com. This Northern Minute was created by the team at Hello North; please visit our website at www.hellonorth.com for more Northeastern BC events.

Please read 2005: Tumbler Ridge Dino Camps

Little did two Tumbler Ridge boys know when they went tubing down Flatbed Creek in 2000, that they would make Tumbler Ridge one of the palaeontological hotspots in Canada. When they fell off their tube and were walking back along the shore, they correctly identified real dinosaur tracks – They had found BC?s longest dinosaur trackway! Since then, many more exciting discoveries have been made. 2002 yielded the most exciting find of all, when BC?s first – and Western Canada?s oldest – dinosaur was discovered in the deep canyon of Quality Creek. Included in recent finds, were 2 different Amblydactylus tracks at the Gething Creek site. This summer, introduce your children and yourself to the world of dinosaurs ? enroll 6-8 year olds in a 2 day Mini Dino Camp, that educates children about the life of Triceratops and enroll 8-13 year olds in a 5 day Dino Camp. New to this summer, is a five day Adult Dino Camp August 15th -19th. Adult students will have the opportunity to study our prehistoric friends in a fun and casual environment. There are still seats available, so register your child AND YOURSELF today! Please call Northern Lights College at 242-5591 for more information. This Northern Minute was created by Hello North ? please check out our website at www.hellonorth.com for more Northeastern BC events.

Please read 2005 – Northern Dino Tour

The Northern Rockies Alaska Highway Tourism Association with funding from Human Resources Development Canada will be facilitating the development of a pre-history circle tour connecting Peace Region communities. Start date for the project is August 8th. There are five Peace Region communities with market-ready product, none of which can currently stand alone as a ?dino? destination for visitors. Together, however, their attractions are marketable and the distances between the communities are ideal for a tour of a few days. Lisa Hildebrandt, Northern Dino Tour Facilitator, says ?The Northern Dino Tour represents an initiative with great scope, sustainable product and tremendous potential. Our confidence in this initiative is based on strong commitments from involved partner communities, the support of the scientific community, educators and individuals.” For more information, or sponsorship opportunities, regarding the Northern Dino Tour please contact Lisa Hildebrandt at 785-2544. This Northern Minute was created by Hello North ? please check out our website at www.hellonorth.com for more Northeastern BC events.

Please read 2005 – Hello North Visitor Stay Another Day Program

You are encouraged to Live A Day the Northern Way!

The team at the Northern Rockies Alaska Highway Tourism Association would like to celebrate the opportunity to ?Live A Day the Northern Way?. The initiative was developed for their Hello North Visitor Stay Another Day program. 2005 is the fourth year of this successful visitor retention endeavor. Their main goals are to promote Northern hospitality, raise awareness of Northeastern BC?s culture and history, and to encourage people to enjoy the pleasures of the northern way of life. Some of the programs objectives are to increase regional communication and coordination between tourism operators and industry stakeholders, while increasing visitor expenditures and developing a strong and sustainable tourism industry. Specific contacts within each of the Northeast communities provide the team at Hello North with information on tourism related activities & events. This up-to-date information is then distributed to roughly 300 businesses in our surrounding areas. So, if you know of any tourism related events that are happening in your area, please contact the Hello North Team at 1-888-785-2544, or check out our website at www.hellonorth.com and learn how the program will promote your Northeastern BC event.