The Town Crier

It is our hope that we can share the events of Tumbler Ridge as best we can. Please submit any events you would like listed in this column to Erin Hanna 242-3364 or erinmike@pris.ca.

At A Glance: All events in bold have been added since last publication of Town Crier.

MAY

Ongoing Tumbler Ridge Hospital Foundation Fundraiser ? Selling limited edition prints by artist Brad Piatka to support our local hospital foundation. There are a total of 24 prints at $100 each. Matted and framed ones additional cost. These are available for view and purchase at the Health Centre. For more information, contact Gail at the Health Centre 242-5271 or Bev 242-4803.

Ongoing Seniors & Pets Bottle Drive ? An effort to help pay for emergency veterinary care for seniors who are unable to. Contact Lynn Way 242 – 4624 to arrange donations of bottles for refund for this venture.

31Teddy Bear?s Picnic ? Community Centre ? Meet in rooms 4 & 5 and head outdoors, weather permitting. $4/child or $5/family.

JUNE

2Story-time Wrap Party ? Library – 10:30 am

3Ridge Ramble Biathlon ? In the streets of TR. Kids race at 9 am (4 km bike, 2 km race) and Adults at 10 am (5 km loop ? 2 laps bike, 1 lap run). Individuals and groups welcome. Contact Charles or Linda Helm 242-3984

3TRMP (Museum) AGM ? Library ? 1 pm

4WNMS Hike ? Boulder Gardens ? 9 am. Contact Crys White 242-4499.

10WNMS Hike ? Stone Corral ? 9 am. Contact Crys White 242-4499.

10Downtown Getdown Summer Series ? Roman Walkways. Outdoor music 7-9 pm.

11Grizzly Valley Saddle Club Poker Ride

17WNMS Hike ? Bootski lake ? 9 am. Contact Birgit or Kevin Sharman 242-4860.

1780th Birthday celebration of Queen Elizabeth ? Library details TBA 242-4478

18Father?s Day/Father?s Day Swim – Aquatic Centre ? Dads swim for free.

21National Aboriginal Day

24Summer Reading Club ? Grand Opening & registration ? Library ? 1 pm

24Java Jive ? Live music and refreshments. Hosted by TRUMP ? 7-10 pm. Adults 12+ – Twoonie and under 12 – $1. Contact Brian Bray 242-4333

24 Art Show & Sale ? Room 3 ? Community Centre. Saturday – 10 am-3 pm. There will be a display of local artwork available for show and to purchase. Contact Maureen 242-4174 or Mila 242-3389.

24-25Hudson?s Hope Rodeo ? Hosted by the Double H Saddle Club ? Packhorse races and all your favourite others; parade, pancake breakfast, trade fair, beer gardens, BBQ dinners,Saturday night dance, music provided by ?Rusty Spurs?,. Contact Alison Hildebrandt 250 783 5799

25WNMS Hike – Bergeron Falls/Cliffs ? 1 pm ? Contact Crys White 242-4499.

27Positively Pregnant Program ? Library ? 7 pm ? A free program facilitated by Northern health Public Health Nursing. For mothers to be and new mothers.

29Vet Day

JULY

TBA(Mid July) Mixed Open Golf Tournament

1Canada Day Celebrations ? Contact 242-4242. Concert hosted by TRUMP. Contact Brian Bray 242-4333.

1WNMS Hike ? Roman Mountain ? Emperor?s Challenge route: run/walk ? 9 am ? Contact Helms 242-3984 or Sharmans 242-4860

3Extreme reading (Summer reading Club) ? Library ? 3 pm ? Goes each day except Mondays.

8Downtown Getdown Summer Series ? Roman Walkways. Outdoor music 7-9 pm.

15WNMS Hike ? Mount Spieker ? 9 am ? Contact Crys White 242-4499/

22Garden Tour

22WNMS Hike ? Cowmoose Mountain & Babcock Falls ? 9 am. Contact Crys White 242-4499.

22Downtown Getdown Summer Series ? Roman Walkways. Outdoor music 7-9 pm.

27Vet Day ? Teen centre/Rock Climbing Room – Dr. Mark Bergen will see your pet in TR for the last Thursday of each month. Please make appointment for TR at the Chetwynd Veterinary Clinic 250-788-9374.

28Art Show & Sale ? Room 3 ? Community Centre. Saturday – 10 am-3 pm. There will be a display of local artwork available for show and to purchase. Contact Maureen 242-4174 or Mila 242-3389.30

29Phase One of the Family Skate Park will be unveiled, sometime between the two showings of the RCMP Musical Ride.

29RCMP Musical Ride ? Two performances 10:00 am + 5:00 pm. Tickets $10 ? available at Community Centre. 242-4246

29Outdoor Crafter?s Sale ? Artists and craftspeople can rent a table for $10 to be part of the pedestrian mall in the downtown core, which will be cordoned off from traffic. For info, contact Cry White at 242-4419

30-Aug 5 Wilderness Family Conference

31-Aug 4 Downtown Busking (street musicians) and Battle of the Bands TBA. Contact Brian Bray. 242-4333.

AUG

2WNMS Hike ? Holzworth Meadows ? 9 am ? Contact Crys White 242-4499.

3(Tentative date) 25th Anniversary at the Library – Kalaya and her Tibetan Singing Bowls

4-5Grizfest ? Outdoor music festival for two days and nights. Tickets available at front desk of Community Centre. 242-4246. See the website online at www.grixfest.com

7Family Day ? Details TBA from Wilderness Family/Ministerial Assoc.

12 Celebration & Prize day (Summer reading club) ? Library 1 pm

12Emperor?s Challenge Mountain Run ? 9 am- Contact Doug Foerster 242- 5870

20WNMS Hike ? Pinnacle Peak ? 9 am ? Contact Sharmans 242-4860.

26WNMS Hike ? Quintette Mountain ? 9 am ? Contact Crys White 242-4499.

SEPT

9WNMS Hike ? Bullmoose Marshes ? 10 am

23WNMS Hike ? Murray canyon Overlook (Fall colours) ? 10 am ? Contact Crys White 242-4499