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REPORTING · 4th April 2013
Walter McFarlane
Kitimat Celebrated its 60th Anniversary on Easter Sunday, March 31st. The District of Kitimat Facilties were open to the public from 1-4. There was swimming at the swimming pool, skating at Kitimat Ice Rink and open gym at Riverlodge.

Cake was served at both facilities and hot dogs were served at the Sam Lindsay Aquatic Centre by the Sea Cadets, courtesy of PTI.

According to Martin Gould, head of Kitimat Leisure Services, there were 225 swimmers, 25 skaters and 100 open Gym participants. We were told that over 400 hot dogs were served outside of the pool.

Fireworks topped off the evening with the Kitimat Fire Department putting on a spectacular display of pyrotechnics once again.

At Kitimat City Council on Monday, April 2nd, Cameron Orr, Representing the 60 Anniversary of the town and the Northern Sentinel presented Council with a copy of their 8 page 60th anniversary feature.

Councillor Corinne Scott wanted to know if there was anything else coming up for the 60th anniversary. Orr stated there is going to be a float in the Canada Day Parade and too nights of movies in the park near the end of July. The first will be a night of movies for small kids, while the second will be a night of movies for older children adults.

Gould stated the movies will be at the soccer field at Riverlodge, and if it rains, they will go to the Tamitik Arena.

There will also be a series of awards for long serving Kitimat residents in the Fall. He said the entire celebration will be spread out.
John and Cherri prepare to cut the cake at Riverlodge
John and Cherri prepare to cut the cake at Riverlodge
The Kitimat Sea Cadets serve hot dogs.
The Kitimat Sea Cadets serve hot dogs.
The open gym was popular, it had a bounce house.
The open gym was popular, it had a bounce house.
Cousins Heath Anderson and Kyle show off their face painting and balloon animals outside KIR
Cousins Heath Anderson and Kyle show off their face painting and balloon animals outside KIR