Annual Parade of Programs in Castlegar draws crowds

Dozens of organizations available to answer questions and register people for upcoming classes and activities.

Scores of people went from booth to booth collecting information and registering for fall and winter activities at the annual Parade of Programs at the Castlegar Community Complex on Wednesday

The Community Complex was a packed house on Wednesday, Sept. 11 for the annual Parade of Programs.

Booth after booth was set up with information available on every activity under the sun. Swimming, gymnastics, basketball, dance, cadets, judo, music, childcare, churches, and many other community groups and organizations were available to answer questions and register people for upcoming classes and activities.

The Selkirk Challengers gymnastics booth was very busy and Leanne Ireland, executive member, said many of the various age groups were filling up quickly.

Across the hall, five-year-old Cooper De Lisle and his mom, Niki, were trying to find the perfect gear for the upcoming season at the Castlegar Minor Hockey equipment swap.

“I have a helmet and skates,” said Cooper, who was busy sorting through the pads and pants so that he would be fully prepared to play his best.

Free skating with the Selkirk Saints, free swimming and free use of the weight room also brought a lot of people through the doors.

 

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