Get ready for the Splash

Free concerts, Iron Legs, Masters ski racing in the lead up to Spring Splash

The splash pond is one of the biggest draws at Spring Splash

The splash pond is one of the biggest draws at Spring Splash

We are into the last two weeks of the ski season at Kimberley Alpine Resort and they will be busy ones. There are all kinds of events and parties happening on the hill and the community is invited to take part in all of them.

First on the menu this week is the Canadian Alpine Masters Championships. Competitors, aged 18 and up will arrive Wednesday. Racing begins Thursday and goes until Sunday.

Masters ski for the love of the sport and the oldest female competing is 79 and the oldest male, 78.

If that doesn’t inspire you, what will?

If you’re up to the Resort this weekend to watch races or get in some skiing, catch a free concert in the plaza beer garden. Willhorse from Golden will be playing both Saturday and Sunday.

Also on Saturday, March 29, it’s the Iron Legs Quadrathlon where the fittest among us cycle, ski and run their way to the championship.

Entries are still being taken for the Iron Legs. You can sign up at skikimberley.com or at guest services.

The final weekend is the big one with Spring Splash.

Scheduled to play in the Resort plaza beer garden over the weekend are the Good Ol’ Goats and the Hollers, arguably the two most popular acts in the area. Joining them will be Yukon Blonde.

The Good Ol’ Goats play both days, Yukon Blonde on Saturday, April 5 and the Hollers on Sunday, April 6.

If it’s Spring Splash it is of course time to throw on a costume and try your luck at the splash pond on Saturday. The splash pond always draws a huge crowd and the atmosphere in the plaza can’t be beat.

There will also be a snow volleyball tournament, family slalom races on Saturday and the traditional Dummy Downhill on Sunday. You should be preparing your dummies now.

Stay tuned to the Bulletin for Spring Splash updates.

 

Just Posted

The Kimberley Aquatic Centre is set to reopen its doors to the public on July 6, after being shut down due to the pandemic in March, 2020. The Centre will be initially operating with reduced occupancy and limited program offerings. Bulletin file.
Kimberley Aquatic Centre set to re-open July 6

New safety infrastructure, limited guests and programming allow facility to open again

Interior Health is reporting a COVID-19 exposure at Selkirk Secondary in Kimberley. Bulletin file.
COVID-19 case identified at Selkirk Secondary in Kimberley

Interior Health is conducting contact tracing

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League met for their AGM and announced a number of new initiatives, new awards and changes in their executive committee, as well as the starting date for the 2021-22 season. Paul Rodgers file.
KIJHL announces start dates for 2021-22 season

Season set to begin Oct. 1 with league still following all health guidelines

Calvin Dickson photo.
Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for East Kootenay

Conditions favourable for the development of thunderstorms, hail and heavy rain

The Independent Investigations Office of BC is looking into a Castlegar incident. File photo
Police watchdog investigating Castlegar incident

IIO: Woman sustained a reportedly self-inflicted injury

People watch a car burn during a riot following game 7 of the NHL Stanley Cup final in downtown Vancouver, B.C., in this June 15, 2011 photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Howe
10 years ago: Where were you during the 2011 Vancouver Stanley Cup Riots?

Smashed-in storefronts, looting, garbage can fires and overturned cars some of the damage remembered today

There is an emergency shelter near the Golden Ears peaks. (Facebook/Special to The News)
Hiker fogged in on Golden Ears, spends 2 nights

Talon Helicopters, Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue bring him home Monday

Annamie Paul, leader of the Green Party of Canada, speaks at a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on June 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Green Leader Annamie Paul facing no-confidence motion from party brass

move follows months of internal strife and the defection of MP Jenica Atwin to the Liberals

Tulips bloom in front of the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa, Thursday, May 10, 2018. Day two of a full week of scheduled hearings will be heard in Federal Court today on a case involving Indigenous children unnecessarily taken into foster care by what all parties call Canada’s “broken child welfare system.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
AFN slams Ottawa for ‘heartless’ legal challenge of First Nations child compensation

2019 decision awarded $40,000 to each Indigenous child removed before 2006

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good
Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Lindsay, Isla and Ethan Fischer & Maddie, Everly, Ray and Jessica Pressacc of the Tadanac Residents Association along with Aron Burke (Kootenay Savings Community Liaison) Kootenay Savings file
Kootenay Savings Foundation continues community support

The Kootenay Savings Foundation has once again handed out their twice a… Continue reading

Ivy was thrown out of a moving vehicle in Kelowna. Her tail was severely injured and will be amputated. (BC SPCA)
Kitten thrown from moving vehicle, needs help: Kelowna SPCA

The seven-week-old kitten had severe tail and femur injuries

A health-care worker holds up a sign signalling she needs more COVID-19 vaccines at the ‘hockey hub’ mass vaccination facility at the CAA Centre during the COVID-19 pandemic in Brampton, Ont., on Friday, June 4, 2021. This NHL-sized hockey rink is one of CanadaÕs largest vaccination centres. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
‘Vaxxed to the max’: Feds launch Ask an Expert campaign to encourage COVID shots

Survey shows that confidence in vaccines has risen this spring

Port Alberni court house (Alberni Valley News)
Inquest set into 2016 death of B.C. teen after a day spent in police custody

18-year-old Jocelyn George died of heart failure in hospital after spending time in jail cell

Most Read