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Riverboat Days events continue

Manuel Teixeira, Joe Arruda, Tony Sousa and Gabriel Da Ponte were on the Portugeuse community
Manuel Teixeira, Joe Arruda, Tony Sousa and Gabriel Da Ponte were on the Portugeuse community's float in the 2011 Riverboat Days parade.
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RIVERBOAT DAYS fun continues with new events today and the continuation of other events already underway.

Mr. Mike's Beach Blast Volleyball 11 starts at 9 a.m. in the Mr. Mike's parking lot, complete with sand for a real beach experience, and continues for two days.

Take a drive out to the airport for Hot August Nites Drag Racing, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and tomorrow. And a driver from Saskatchewan brings two special jet vehicles, one of which is “the meanest, greenest fastest bio-disel car in the world” to race.

The  Quick Lane Road Hockey Challenge faces off with four-on-four action at Totem Ford from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Skateboard enthusiasts compete in the 12th annual Ruins Skateboard Competition at the Skateboard park. Registration starts at noon and the contest starts at 1 p.m.

And for something mellow, there's the Day of Gospel at George Little Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a service of song, prayer, Scripture, a children's lesson and a brief meditation followed by live Christian music at the band shelter.

Events continuing from yesterday include the Chainsaw Carving Contest at Skeena Mall, the Mixed Slo-Pitch Tournament at several fields around town, the 3-on-3 Basketball Challenge at Pizza Hut and cattle sorting at the Thornhill Community Grounds.

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