Ramble On: Another amazing weekend in the valley

This community has just gone through another weekend when everybody seems to be involved in 'some' thing.

This community has just gone through another weekend when everybody seems to be involved in ‘some’ thing. It was a fun-filled couple of days.

The Columbia Valley Classics annual Show & Shine event took place in Radium on Friday and Saturday. One can only imagine the energy and time that goes into the planning and execution of this event year after year. The sheer numbers of people and vehicles that are brought to the area is staggering. It was brought to my attention that some of the participants would like to set up a special place during coming years where they could have some competitions; this is how events evolve.

The Columbia Valley Rockies proclaimed Saturday Columbia Valley Rockies Day, and provided a day of entertainment for many more residents and visitors. The mid-afternoon tailgate party was well-attended and alumni came from far and wide — even from New York — and joined up for an entertaining late afternoon hockey game. The Rockies, fresh off a win in their season-opener in Golden on Friday night, then played their home opener in front of an arena full of fans. You won’t get another opportunity to watch the Rockies on home ice until October 13 though, so mark your calendars. It’s not often fair to single out volunteers but I do believe Graeme and Noelene Anderson really do deserve special mention on this one.

The Windermere Community Association hosted the 13th annual Windermere Fall Fair and Scarecrow Festival on Sunday, another well-attended event that provides a lot of fun for members of the community.

Also on Sunday, there were two very important fundraisers. The Parkinson Superwalk started at Pothole Park and I know Grace Sander did an excellent job of organizing and raising money for this cause.

And never, never least… the Terry Fox Run took off from J.A. Laird Elementary. What an amazing young man Terry was and he’s inspired so many more amazing people to continue his quest for a cure for all types of cancer.

Thank you, thank you, thank you… again, residents of the Columbia Valley, you rock!


Invermere Valley Echo