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Remembrance Day Ceremonies Tomorrow

Remembrance Day ceremonies will begin at approximately 10:45 tomorrow morning. There will be a church service at 10am, following that, the parade will march to the Royal Canadian Legion where wreaths will be placed at the beautiful new cenotaph.

After the service there will singing in the Legion and then the children will go to the LA Hall where there will be cookies and hot chocolate. Adults will enjoy an afternoon of camaraderie and food in the Legion.

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VIRL Used Book Sale


Friends of the Library
Saturday, September 7th
Starting at 10:00am at
The Gold River Library
Volunteers please sign up at the Library
or call 283-2502 during open hours.
Please bring a box or a bag to carry away your books! 
Payment is by donation.

Don’t forget – the Community Policing Volunteers will be there as well with their hot dog and hamburger sale fundraiser!

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VIRL Used Book Sale

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User Group Needed to Run Beer Gardens

Via Debbie Erickson:

We are looking for a user or user groups to run the Beer Gardens for the Gold River Canada Day Slo-pitch event.

There are four fireman and two ex Lions members willing to help, but looking for more volunteers and a leader to make this happen.

We are expecting 40-ish teams this year.  Anyone interested must have their Serving It Right.

Thanks GR Slo-Pitch

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Hear Ye Hear Ye! Gold River Days 2013

Schedule of Events:

Friday – starting at 5:00pm

* 5:00pm Gold River’s Got Talent / Party in the Plaza

Show off your singing skills, juggling, dancing, stand up comedy, instruments, whatever! FREE!  The stage will be in the plaza, however if the weather doesn’t cooperate festivities will be in the Youth Centre.

* 7:30 pm Wing Eating Contest at Pipers 

Please sign up at Pipers – $10 entrance fee.


Saturday – starting at 11:00 am

* Parade & Party in the Park

Parade participants meet at the school board office to assemble at 10:15am.

It’s looking like the “Party in the Park” will be down at the Community Centre & Arena as the weather forecast is not yet cooperating.  This may change, so please watch Facebook for more information.

* 5:00pm – 9:00pm Medieval Times Dinner at Pipers

Menu: 1/2 chicken, ribs, potato wedges, garlic toast, dipping sauce and strudel.

* 8:00pm – Dance at the Gold River Legion

Get your FREE tickets to the Dance before they’re gone. Live local band “The Chinchilla’s”!

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Road Rally 2013 Winners

Congratulations to the 2013 Road Rally winners – the Mike Meyers team which consisted of Cliff and Carley Johnson, Lena Watt, Catherine Wilson, Keyla Korroll, and Jason Doleman.  The Mike Meyers team edged out the Jim Carrey team by nine points to secure first place.

Winners of the Best Costume go to Johnny Depp – each member of the team dressed up as a different Johnny Depp movie.  The best costume award was voted on by everyone who participated and it was a close vote as every team was very creative this year.

Special thanks to Brad Unger and SuperValu, Village Video, the Legion, Bruce and Karen Creelman, Maureen Levering, Linda Vandenberg, Gordie Waterman, Melony Larre, Dick Dennison, Pipers on the Ridge, Little Dinos, Green Island Energy, Gold River Rod and Gun Club, Gold River Golf Course, Western Forest Products Inc., Gary Foster, Michelle Dexter, and Sheila Bugar. 

And a big thank you to everyone who participated; I hope you all had as much fun as we had planning it.

Photo Credits: Margie Weeks

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Road Rally 2013 – Space Still Available

What is road rally?

The annual Road Rally is an event sponsored by the Gold River Rod and Gun Club.  Essentially it is a scavenger hunt done by car where you have to complete activities at some of the stops.  One year we had to eat jello from a bowl not using our hands, so some of activities are pretty crazy.  After a day of driving around town and gathering clues we meet for a potluck dinner and awards ceremony.  Yes, 1st prize is planning the event the following year but it’s fun to plan as well as do.

Still interested?  Road Rally is coming up this SATURDAY, APRIL 20th from 8:30am to 2pm and then from 6pm -1am.  There is still space so if you are interested,phone Margie Weeks at 250-283-2308 or Suzanne Shears at 250-283-7722 by Friday.  The theme this year is MOVIES so when you call to register, you’ll be asked which actor you’d like to represent.  Costumes are optional but can get you more points towards winning!!

Hope to see you there!

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Gold River Days 2013: Quick Meeting

Gold River Days meeting!
4:00pm Sunday, April 14th at Northgate Church
If you are interested in helping, volunteering or running something please come and join us for a short meeting!
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Road Rally 2013: Still Time to Register

For those Buzz readers who are new to town and/or soon-to-be residents, the Road Rally is essentially a town wide scavenger hunt that raises money for the Rod and Gun Club. You have a team of people, and you drive around in costume (according to the theme), finding clues and completing activities. (Some are pretty crazy!)  In the evening, there is a potluck dinner and dance at the Rod and Gun Club.   The prize for winning is that you get to plan next year’s road rally! :)

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Great Walk 2013 Cancelled

Unfortunately, the 36th annual GreatWalk-Ultramarathon has been cancelled for 2013.

We eagerly look forward to the 37th annual GreatWalk-Ultramarathon on June 7, 2014.

Due to very low registered participants and unforeseen personal, sensitive situations we have no choice but to postpone this great event.

The 2014 Registration Package will be available in the early fall of 2013. Please  monitor the website for all updates: www.greatwalk.com.

Thank you all for your past, current and future dedication to this great event – see you in June 2014.

Note: reimbursements will be mailed to those who have already registered.


The GreatWalk-Ultramarathon Team

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