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Gold River Days a Wild Success

Mother Nature cooperated to the fullest and came through with a gorgeous weekend for Gold River Days 2012.

Gold River’s Got Talent on Friday night was a hit with participants from all age groups, and Saturday was a fun filled family day in the park.

Thanks to Suzanne Trevis for the Talent Show videos and to Lee Yateman for the parade video!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Help Needed for Great Walk

Via Sheila Bugar:

I was contacted by Dave Kornylo to help find monitors for checkpoint #4 during the Great Walk on Saturday June 2nd.

The person in charge of that checkpoint is in the hospital and it’s a checkpoint that counts and records all the people going through.  They already have two people but they desperately need at least two to four more people.  It would involve getting to the checkpoint before 3am (as the Walk starts at 4am) and staying until the last walker has gone through which could be around 10am or later.  (Volunteers can camp out there with a trailer as well if they like!)

If you are able to help, please call Dave Kornylo @283-9160.

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GR Golf Course 20th Anniversary – Mark Your Calendars!

For more information, please call the Pro Shop at 250-283-7266.

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Gold River Days Kicks Off Tonight!

Gold River Days 2012 (Wild Wild West) begins tonight with Gold River’s Got Talent at 6:00pm in the Gold River Plaza!  Bring your chairs, buy some goodies from the RWES Bake Sale and enjoy the show!  Also tonight is the Fun Run – all ages welcome, meet at 6:00pm in the Plaza.  (You do not need to register for the Talent Show, just arrive before 6:00pm)

Tomorrow kicks off with a free pancake breakfast at the Legion Hall starting at 8:00am.  The parade will begin at 11:00am.  Floats and those in the parade should meet at the School Board Office by 10:15am.  Children are encouraged to decorate their bikes and join in the fun!  (They can start at the School Board Office with the rest of the parade, or do a shorter route & join the parade at the GR Chalet.)

Following the parade is the “Party in the Park” (Nimpkish) from 12noon -3:00pm.  Bounce-a-rama’s, face painting, fish pond, free hot dogs and hamburgers!  If you are entering the Chili & Apple Pie Contest, please bring your goods down to the field at noon and look for the contest booth.  The Dunk Tank will also be there – contestants so far are:  Mrs. Fehr, Mr. Mudge, Mr. Lapointe, Miss Watt, Mrs. Wilson and Sgt. Fiddler.  Only $1 per ball!

Saturday evening there will be a live band for the Gold River Days Dance at the Legion! (Tickets are free, but you must pick up in advance at the Legion) Dance begins at 8:00pm.  Prizes for best costumes!

Remember to bring your own lawn chairs, blankets etc., and please note that dogs will not be permitted in Nimpkish Park during the festivities.

Please call Sheila at 283-2910 for more info.

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Canada Day Slo-Pitch Tournament

GOLD RIVER MIXED SLO-PITCH CANADA DAY TOURNAMENT

JUNE 29th 30th TO JULY 1st 2nd  2012

 

$375 ENTRY FEE

PLUS ONE NEW MENS BALL AND ONE NEW LADIES BALL

40 TEAMS MAXIMUM – 4 GAMES GUARANTEED

SIX AND FOUR – BIG BALL, SMALL BALL

24 TEAMS ADVANCE TO SINGLE KNOCK OUT MONEY ROUND

2 TEAMS ADVANCE TO TOILET BOWL

                 DIV A                     DIV B                     DIV C

1ST           $700                       $500                       $440

2ND          $500                       $400                       $350

3RD          $375                       $375                       $275

4TH          $250                       $225                       $225

5TH          $100                       $100                       $100

6TH          $100                       $100                       $100

 

TOILET BOWL $100 – MOST SPORTMANLIKE TEAM $100

HOMERUN DERBY (3 BALLS FOR $5 WINNER TAKE 80%) AND SKILLS COMPETITION TBA ON LOWER FIELDS

 TOURNAMENT PACKAGES WILL BE HANDED OUT PRIOR TO FIRST GAME. RULES, NSA LEGAL BAT LIST, ROSTER AND SCORE SHEETS WILL BE INCLUDED IN PACKAGE.

 TEAM CAMPING FEES ARE TO BE INCLUDED WITH TOURNAMENT FEES AND MUST BE RECEIVED BY JUNE 13TH  CHEQUES ONLY

MAKES CHEQUES OUT TO “GOLD RIVER SLO-PITCH” AND MAIL TO

D. ERICKSON

P.O. BOX 583

GOLD RIVER, B.C.

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 ROSTER MUST BE PLACED IN ENVELOPE AT THE CONCESSION AFTER FIRST GAME

 BEER GARDENS  –  ?

DANCE – SATURDAY NIGHT ($10 PER PERSON)

 IF YOU ARE CAMPING AT THE FIELD THERE IS A $10 PER NIGHT FEE CHARGED FOR EACH UNIT

PLEASE INDICATE ON THE ENCLOSED FORM THE NUMBER OF UNITS FROM YOUR TEAM THAT WILL BE CAMPING

NO CAMPING AT BALL FIELD PRIOR TO JUNE 27th

(Alternative camping available at the Lions Campground)

 ABSOLUTELY NO DRINKING PERMITTED IN DUG-OUTS

NO OPEN CAMPFIRES AT THE BALL FIELDS

VIOLATIONS WILL RESULT IN EXPULSION

 FOR MORE INFO CALL: DEBBIE 250-283-7448  or rderickson [at] cablerocket [dot] com

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Gold River Days Flyer

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Gold River Days: Kids Bike Parade

Calling all kids!
Decorate your bike and yourselves and ride along in the parade!
Start at the School Board Office or at the Gold River Chalet.
May 12th at 11:00am
Contact Sheila for more info @283-2910
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35th Annual Great Walk

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Hall of Fame Inductee Gerald Kazanowski to speak at GRSS

Photo via Peninsula News Review

Gerald Kazanowski is an Olympian, Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee and a former student of GRSS Teacher John Levering.

Gerald is an accomplished motivational speaker, and will be discussing the subject of Goal Setting.

The public is welcome to attend.

Wednesday, April 4th 2:00pm – 3:00pm in the GRSS lobby.

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Road Rally 2012

Gold River’s annual Road Rally will be held on April 21st starting at 9:00am.  This year is a cartoon theme!

Early sign up at the legion March 5th at 7:00 pm.  Any teams or volunteers wanting to sign up after the 5th please contact Keshia Bogie 283-7377, Brienna Koob 283-7459, or Ashlee Bailey 283-2341.   There is a maximum of 25 teams so first come first serve.

Please note – you must be 19+ to attend this event.

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GRSS Skating Carnival

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Presents – “Once Upon A Time” Skating Carnival

Friday, March 2nd – 7pm

Gold River Arena

Come out and support your local figure skaters and be entertained!

All Gold River Skating Club students will be performing to music while wearing costumes!
Entry by donation, flowers available to buy for the skaters, raffle baskets, 50/50 draws and more!
Bring your family, bring your friends!

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Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

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Don’t Forget – Food Bank Blitz

Mark your calenders for December 4th!

Santa’s Elves will be knocking at your door asking for donations for the Gold River Food Bank from 4:00pm – 6:00pm.

The Elves ask that you leave an outdoor light on for them to see their way!

~Please give generously~

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Community Christmas Celebration

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Unofficial Election Results

Following are the UNOFFICIAL election results for Mayor, Councillors and School Trustees.  Official results will be released by Wednesday at 4:00pm.  Some results were very very close and will be recounted.

Mayor:

*Craig Anderson – 354

Brad Unger – 283

Robert McAnulty – 19

Councillors:

*Doug Arcus – 391

*Kirsty Begon – 377

*John Frame – 359

*Gordon Waterman – 331

Henry Fossen – 258

Larry Fehr – 257

Suzanne Trevis – 242

Janice McAra Garcia – 158

School Trustee:

*Sheila Bugar – 497

*Carol Donaldson – 319

Jessie Smith – 316

Laverne Kelly – 92

Again, these are UNOFFICIAL numbers – official election results will be released no later than Wednesday at 4:00pm.

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Municipal Elections Today

Go out and vote for your choice of Mayoral, Village Council and School Board Candidates at the Community Centre today from 8:00am to 8:00pm

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Flag Raising Ceremony

The Village of Gold River and the Council of Chiefs for the Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nations would like to invite our two communities to a ceremonial flag raising at the Village office on Saturday November 19, 2011 at 11:00 am.

The Village will now be flying the Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nations flag as well as our community flag as a sign of unity between our two communities.

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Fall Arts Week

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Food Bank Blitz – Dec 4

Once again Santa’s Elves will be doing a Blitz of the Village, in aid of the Gold River Food Bank.

This blitz will take place on SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4th from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

This is such an important drive for the foodbank as they prepare the Christmas hampers for those less fortunate in our community. 

Please give generously when the Elves come to your door!

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19 Wing Comox Silver Totems in Gold River this Weekend

The Greyhawks hockey tournament has been cancelled for this weekend, however the 19 Wing Comox Silver Totems team will still be visiting.

They will be in Gold River on Friday, November 11th to attend our Remembrance Day Ceremonies and also to play some great hockey.

The 19 Wing troop of 16 will be participating in the Remembrance Day Parade beginning at approximately 10:45am and will march to the Gold River Legion in full uniform.  The Legion will celebrate and remember this day with camaraderie throughout the afternoon.

The puck drops at 4:00pm sharp Friday afternoon when the 19 Wing Silver Totems take on our own Gold River Greyhawks at the Gold River Arena.

On Saturday, November 12th, the Silver Totems will be holding an informal hockey school for our Mites, Novice, Atom and PeeWee Divisions beginning at 10:30am.  All Minor Hockey players are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The second men’s game of the weekend will follow in the arena at 2:00pm.

Please come down to the Arena for a great weekend of hockey!  (And of course, a Moe burger or two!  :)  )

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