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. Also please visit the Arts Council website at www.geocities.com/tr_artscouncil and TR District & Tourism site www.tumblerridge.ca

At A Glance:

FEBRUARY

4We Love Kids Day ? Starts @ 10:30 am at Community Centre $2/child. Skating, lunch, swimming & drop in hockey

549 Forever Dance ? 8:00 pm Community Centre Rooms 4 & 5 – $2/door plus donation for the band. Everyone welcome, but sorry, no minors

7Jail & Bail ? Grad Fundraiser ? 9:00-4:30 pm – A special note to the ?prominent? members of our community, your bail will be higher than the average citizen?s. So be prepared!

10Itchy Feet ? China (presented by Mike Hunter)

11Winterfest 2005 Opening Ceremonies with guest ? MLA Blair Lekstrom. Parade, snow sculpting, bonfire, hotdogs & hot chocolate, Winterfest Madness (businesses open late). See TRCAC website for full schedule. Web address at top of this column.

12Valentine?s Dance ? Grades 4-7, 6-8:30 ($5/each) Grades 7-12, 9-12 pm ($7/each)

12Winterfest ? Pancake Breakfast, Minor Hockey Tournament, breakfast at the Golf Course, Dog Sled Races, fun curling events, Quilt Display, snow games at the golf course, evening dance (adults).

13Winterfest – Minor Hockey Tournament, Dog Sled Races, sleigh rides at the golf course, cross-country skiing and/or snow shoeing (golf course), Closing ceremonies with announcements of winners for both Hockey and Dog Sleds.

12 & 13 Minor Hockey Tournament (Novice) ? All day starting 8:00 or 9:00 am

14Sweetheart Swim ? 6:30-8:00 pm Aquatic Centre. Bring your sweetheart to the pool and enjoy 2 for 1 admission.

14Chocograms ? (Grad Fundraiser) Orders must be in by 2:45 Friday, Feb 11. Grads will deliver during A Block. Cost $1. For TRSS Students only.

15Cake Walk ? 2:45 pm (Grad Fundraiser) $1/per number. Like musical chairs. If you?re standing closest to the number that is called, you win the cake.

18 49 Forever Dance ? 8:00 pm Community Centre Rooms 4 & 5 – $2/door plus donation for the band. Everyone welcome, but sorry, no minors

19Peace Liard Regional Arts Council (PLRAC) meeting in Dawson Creek ? 10:00 am

18-20 Men?s & Ladies Bonspiel. Enter as a team or as an individual. Phone 242-3530.

22Garden Club ? 7:00 pm, Room 1 Community Centre. Topic: Water Fountains and Ponds with guest speaker Ed Martin. For further info contact 242-5283.

24Itchy Feet ? Bolivia (presented by Viv Lougheed & Barry McKinnon)

26Java Jive Coffee House ? 7:00-10:00 pm Community Centre Room 5 $2/person

Come and hear our local musicians & vocalists live.

26 & 27Minor Hockey Tournament (Bantam) ? All day starting 8:00 or 9:00 am

28We Love Kids Day ? Starts @ 10:30 am at Community Centre $2/child. Skating, lunch, swimming & drop in hockey

MARCH

1-17Silent Auction (Grad Fundraiser) Bid sheets will be placed at local businesses around town. Times will be on display @ the Art Gallery during the auction.

549 Forever Dance ? 8:00 pm Community Centre Rooms 4 & 5 – $2/door plus donation for the band. Everyone welcome, but sorry, no minors

10Itchy Feet ? Kenya (Bill Hendley)

11-13Men?s & Ladies Bonspiel. Enter as a team or as an individual. Phone 242-3530.

12Market Square ? Community Centre 9:00 am-4:00 pm. Table rental $10/table

12Java Jive Coffee House ? 7:00-10:00 pm Community Centre Room 5 $2/person

Come and hear our local musicians & vocalists live.

16Easter Party ? 3:30-5:00 pm @ Community Centre (free admission). 4:00-4:45 Pictures w/ Easter Bunny $2/child. Egg hunt, face painting, crafts & games.

1949 Forever Dance ? 8:00 pm Community Centre Rooms 4 & 5 – $2/door plus donation for the band. Everyone welcome, but sorry, no minors

17St. Patrick?s Day ? 6:30-8:00 pm Aquatic Centre ? Green juice & games. Regular admission.

21Spring Break @ the Aquatic Centre ? through to April 3rd. Watch for events.

26Market Square ? Community Centre 9:00 am-4:00 pm. Table rental $10/table

APRIL

10Itchy Feet ? TR/Monkman (presented by Kevin Sharman)

WINTERFEST SCHEDULE AVAILABLE ONLINE ? see TRCAC website and/or the following: www.geocities.com/tr_artscouncil (Current Events) www.tumblerridgenews.ca (Entertainment/Town Crier) or www.tumblerridge.ca/excal (Events Calendar)

TR Adult Community Choir is held Wednesday nights at 7:30-9:30 in room 3. If you enjoy singing, come along! The choir is also looking for an accompanist.

Did you sign up for Grizzly Valley Players yet?? Promises to be a fun night out for adults who enjoy drama games and workshops. Sign up sheet at front desk of Community Centre.

Soccer coaches needed! Kindergarten through grade 8. Please call Dawn 242-2352

Designated Driving (Grad Fundraiser) – Available for weddings and dances. Call Claudia Hunter at 242-5086 one week prior to make arrangements.