Opinion

Recharged and ready to charge

Anyone who’s not invigorated at this time of year might be related to Rip Van Winkle, and that’s okay, they’re just missing out on a lot of the action and interest that’s picking up almost everywhere someone may care to look.

Family Day is behind us, hockey in particular is hitting the apex and expecations are high in all kinds of levels from pee wee to collegiate.

Sports fans in Castlegar are serious and they’re being rewarded this season with the KIJHL Rebels and BCIHL Saints dominating their respective circuits. No, it’s not the NHL but many would say, using desire and intensity as measuring sticks, it’s better. One thing’s certain, love it  or hate it, when the gloves are dropped in a junior hockey game there’s nothing minor-league about what follows. It’s the price these young men are willing to pay for their teammates.

Soon there will be playoff action at the Castlegar Community Complex and that means a packed house... children to seniors... all showing up in support of their squad. So what if they may not be a hard-core hockey fan... their friends and relatives probably are and that’s where they’ll be.

Is the snack bar at the complex among the top dining destinations east of Vancouver? Or does it just seem like it when the home team is in action? Whatever the case, reservations are not required, just a game ticket.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

RDCK backs recycling alternative
 
Conservation awards
 
District of Sparwood receives energy award for Leisure Centre retrofit
B.C. BellyFest set to gyrate Gyro Park in Penticton
 
Explore patterns in saving energy in Nelson
 
Hugs beat up slugs

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 16 edition online now. Browse the archives.