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NEWS RELEASE · 5th June 2013
Festivals Kitimat
Preparations are well under way for Festivals Kitimat activities! Don’t miss the Bull-o-Rama on Saturday, June 8. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for kids 12 and under. They are available at Cook’s Jewellers and Kaltire in both Kitimat and Terrace, and the Tamitik Arena office in Kitimat. A week later, Saturday June 15, is the 5th Annual Kitimat Valley Walk/Run Festival! 21K runners and 10K walkers start at 8:00am and all other distances begin at 9:00am. All participants begin at Riverlodge Recreation Centre. Next day is the Rod & Gun Family Fishing Day! Sunday June 16 from 10am-2pm. Starting off the July 1st celebrations is the 5th Annual Memorial Hill Climb at Haisla Hill starting at 10am on Saturday June 29th! Rainout days are Sunday June 30th and Monday July 1st.

Festivals Kitimat and the Kinsmen Club of Kitimat are taking applications for this year’s parade. We hope that many will join in and have decorated floats for this year’s theme, “Pioneer Days: 1953”! Parade application forms are available for download at or pickup at the Festivals Kitimat Office located in the meeting room at Riverlodge Recreation Centre.

We are also looking for stage show performers! Festivals Kitimat would love to have a variety of entertainers perform on our stage! Stage show applications can be downloaded from or picked up at the Festivals Kitimat Office.

On July 1st, the Kitimat Kinsmen Club parade begins at 12:00pm starting from Mountainview Square and ending at Riverlodge. Here the International Food and Craft Fair will be selling food and crafts. The stage show begins at 1pm with awards and performances! Also available for entertainment are the helicopter rides, soccer games and Kidzone! Don’t forget to pick up your piece of cake and seedling from the Girl Guides of Canada at the back door of the Riverlodge gym! The spectacular fireworks display put on by the Kitimat Fire Department will end the evening at Riverlodge at 11pm.

Don’t forget about the events going on at other places during the day! There is a FREE bus service from 10am-6pm, so head on over to Tamitik for the 10th annual Show & Shine from 1-4pm and the free public swim at Sam Lindsay Aquatic Centre from 6-9pm!

For more information about any of the events or being part of the celebration come see Sara Weeres, Nathan Closter, and Cheri DeMelo at the Festivals Kitimat office, located in the Riverlodge Recreation Centre meeting room. You can also give us a call at 250-632-6058, e-mail festivalskitimat,,, or visit