Favourite Riverboat Days events return, new events debut

Family-oriented Riverboat Days has something for the whole family

JOYCE GIBSON

WELCOME TO Riverboat Days 2012!

The Riverboat Days Committee has been working hard to put together another family-oriented Riverboat Days and I am sure you will find something for the whole family from August 3 to August 12.

Have you even visited the George Little House, the Eby Street Fish Hatchery, climbed Terrace Mountain, visited Heritage Park Museum, shot a bow and arrow, fired a black powder gun or a pistol, paddled a dragon boat or taken a walk on Ferry Island?

You can do all this plus much more during Riverboat Days. (See the schedule of events on page A12 and A13 or go to our website www.riverboatdays.ca).

We are bringing back some your favourites, plus we have a few new things to fill the whole week of Riverboat Days.

We are offering more than 50 events this year so there is something for everyone.

Please go to our website for up-to-the-minute happenings and for any changes that have occurred.

The parade, concerts in the park and fireworks are happening as well as a number of sporting events at different venues around the city.

New this year is Rugby Sevens Tournament and a Community Fitness Challenge. Be sure to check these out as well as the beach (yes, I said beach, with sand). Volleyball at Mr. Mikes, the Three-on-Three Basketball Challenge at Pizza Hut and the Hot August Nites drag racing event.

We are pleased to have magician Leif David come to Terrace this year and you will be seeing him perform around town in the Artist in Motion and Kiddies Parade on August 7, as well as at a Family Magic Show at the Elks Hall that evening – great family entertainment.

The Riverboat Days Committee along with the Terrace RCMP, Terrace and Thornhill Fire Departments and the ministry of highways have made some changes to your fireworks this year and ask you to please obey the signs and the people directing you.

The Old Skeena Bridge will be closed so you can stand along there for viewing fireworks.

The new bridge will not be open to foot traffic and we are asking you to not expect to stand on the new bridge to watch fireworks.

This has become a safety issue and we ask the community to please abide by these rules and respect the people that will be asking you not to go onto the new bridge. (See page A10 for more fireworks details).

We thank you for your cooperation in making this a safe and enjoyable event.

The Riverboat Days Society recognizes the invaluable contribution of time, dollars and enthusiasm made by individuals, the business community, non-profit organizations, local and First Nations Governments and the media to make Riverboat Days a success.

We would like to acknowledge this year the financial contributions made to the committee by the City of Terrace, Rio Tinto Alcan, BC Hydro, LNG Kitimat and Imperial Metals. We welcome Terrace and Thornhill residents, surrounding communities and visitors to come out and enjoy our festival and please have a safe and fun time this week.

Joyce Gibson

President, Terrace

Riverboat Days

Society