As we all look forward to a mid-winter day off on Family Day, Feb. 8, it’s not too soon to start planning what you are going to do. The day is promoted as an opportunity to spend more time with your family and there are several local opportunities to take advantage of that will appeal to people of all ages.
Ski hills across the province will be offering half price lift tickets. Red Mountain Resort, Whitewater Ski Resort and Salmo Ski Hill are all participating in the promotion. The discount applies to regular ticket window prices.
Multiple events are taking place at the Castlegar Community Complex. Free skating and swimming will take place between 1:30 and 4:30 p.m.
The Castlegar Refugee Project will also be hosting an International Cultural Festival at the Community Complex. The event is designed to be both a fun educational activity and fundraiser. Taking place from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. the event will have over 30 groups showcasing their ethnic heritage. The list of presentations includes Greek, Israeli, Portuguese, Scottish and Indian dances. Doukhobor choirs, First Nations drumming, and displays from Finnish, French, Japanese, Venezuelan, Chinese and Romanian cultures are also on the agenda.