McWhinnie Day is on the way

Sunday, April 26 at the Kimberley Skate Park, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bring your board

Bring your board

McWhinnie Day is on Sunday, April 26 this year and by now everyone knows the drill. Show up at the Skate Park, which former City Councillor Bob McWhinnie almost single-handedly willed into existence, and celebrate all that Bob loved about Kimberley — community, family and fun.

Once again, Alex Buterman is taking charge of the event and he’s counting on his veteran McWhinnie Day volunteers to work their usual magic, but he’s looking for more help as well.

If you can bring some bake sale donations, help with set up and clean up, provide tents and tables for food, or if you’re with a band that would like to play, contact Buterman at

Funds raised at McWhinnie Day go to improvements at the park. Goals this year are to begin work on a covered stage area with a concrete floor. Also high on the priority list is changing the existing bike park into a skills park that can be used by all. There is a lot of interest in creating the skills park, Buterman said.

Funds will also be raised at the Green Door on April 24 with an art auction featuring pieces donated by Simon Haiduk.