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REPORTING · 5th June 2014
Walter McFarlane
Canada Day is fast approaching and Andrea Saunders-Crouch and Sarah Kahn, Representatives of Festivals Kitimat were at Council on Monday, June 2nd to talk about the plans for this year’s celebration. Council was told the following events were not set in stone and are subject to change.

“On Saturday, June 14th, we start with the annual Kitimat Valley Run Walk Festival, it’s a really great event. There is a 21 Km run, a 10 Km walk and some other distances, a 5 / 10 Km walk and run,” said Saunders-Crouch. “On Sunday, June 15th there is the Rod and Gun Family Fishing day.”

The 6th annual Hill Climb is on Saturday, June 28th from 10 am to 6 pm with a rain out day scheduled for the 29th of June. There is a dance at Riverlodge for the Hill Climb. Tickets are on sale.

For Canada Day, there are a couple of new events. There will be an informal dog show which will raise funds for the Kitimat Humane Society at the Riverlodge Tennis Courts from 2-4 pm. There is also a Haunted House at the Kitimat Youth Centre from 6-10 pm.

The day will start with a Pancake Breakfast from 7-11 am. There will be an International Food Fair at 11 am, Stage Show at 1:00 pm and the Kinsmen Canada Day Parade with the theme of Christmas in July starting at noon.

There will be soccer games from 1-6:30 pm, a kids fun zone and the 11th annual show and shine held by Jane Cummings from 1-4 pm. There is a free fun swim from 6-9 pm and Canada Day will end with a display of fireworks at 11:00 PM held by the Kitimat Fire Department.

Councillor Rob Goffinet expressed his Grandchildren were looking forward to the haunted house at the youth centre and asked if it was going to be too scary. He was told it was being put on by Michelle Marentette who puts on the Halloween displays.

If you have any questions, you can contact Festivals Kitimat at 250-632-6058. They have a page on Facebook