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Posted: February 21, 2012

Elkford going Wild this weekend

The District of Elkford is going Wild this weekend when it hosts Winter in the Wild Feb. 24 to 26.

Friday evening is all about ‘Light up the Night’ in the town where the road begins, beginning with a 5:30 p.m. snowman light up (or just turn on your Christmas lights), which illuminates the road/path to Wapiti Ski Hill. A procession, beginning at St. Bernard Catholic Church, will wind up to the ski hill. Participants are encouraged to bring flashlights.

At 6:30 p.m. there will be the Torchlight Relay at the ski hill, followed by fireworks.

From 7-9 p.m. at the ski hill there will be free teen skiing and movies, as well as a bonfire hosted by the Elkford Fire Department.

The fun moves downtown to the arenas (hockey and curling) and recreation complexes, beginning with a Pancake Breakfast (7 a.m. to 11 a.m.) at the Recreation Centre Banquet Hall, with an Atoms Hockey Tournament also getting underway at the arena.

From 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. there is outdoor public skating behind the rec centre, before the games get underway.

Snow Ball gets underway at 10 a.m. and runs until 5 p.m. at the Elks and Haines ball diamonds. Pre-registration is preferred (call 250-865-4614). Also beginning at 10 a.m. is Snow Golf at Mountain Meadows Golf Course.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. there is a family sledding and skating party behind the rec centre and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. there is Paint Ball, also behind the rec centre.

Supper will be held at the rec centre banquet hall from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Again, pre-registration is preferred (call 250-865-4614).

The Elkford Public Library is hosting Story Time in the rec centre’s Playschool Room from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. and Miss Elkford Youth Ambassador Society is hosting a social and movie night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  banquet hall.

Sunday is also packed with family fun and action. The Atoms Tourney continues to roll along, while at 10 a.m. there is more outdoor public skating behind the rec centre, running until 10 p.m.

Sleigh rides are embarking from the rec centre from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. the Elkford Secondary School 2012 graduating class is hosting Fun in the Snow behind the rec centre.

From 1 to 5 p.m. there is a Toonie Swim at the Aquatic Centre and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the curling club there is a Turkey Toss.

Finally, wrapping up the busy weekend, is a 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Preschool Pizza and Dance at the rec centre banquet room. Pre-registration is preferred for this event. Please call 250-865-4614.

For additional information check out tourismelkford.ca .

Ian Cobb/e-KNOW

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