The Kootenay Boundary Physician Association is sponsoring a pumpkin carving contest at KBRH. Photo: Submitted

The Kootenay Boundary Physician Association is sponsoring a pumpkin carving contest at KBRH. Photo: Submitted

‘Carve your hearts out’ at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital

Pumpkin carvings by KBRH staff will be on display Thursday and Friday in the hospital lobby

Physicians along with Interior Health departments at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH) are putting their gourd-cutting skills to the test this week in a pumpkin carving contest.

The healthcare professionals are putting forward their masterpieces for display in the reception at KBRH on Thursday and Friday.

Then the judging will come down on Friday at 12.30 p.m.

The judges will be: Don Sperry (retired Judge); Dan and Lana Rodlie (Communities in Bloom, Rotary, and longtime involvement in Trail’s sister city program with Japan); and Samantha Murphy from the Trail and District Public Library.

This fun competition is sponsored by the Kootenay Boundary Physician Association (KBPA).

For more information and to see some hilarious past competitors visit: www.kbpa.ca/pumpkins2020

Full release here:

We welcome all departments at KBRH to enter the KBPA: Pumpkin Carving Contest – $250 prize money and bragging rights.

Pumpkins entered into the contest will be displayed in the KBRH Reception Hallway from Thursday 28th to Friday 30th October, 2020 (3pm).

For inspiration! – Check out our pumpkin display in the Gratitude Garden (back entry).

Want to Join in? Here’s How:

Step 1: Click to Enter your pumpkin in the contest (Very important! So we know how many to expect.)

Step 2: Carve your potentially winning entry (*no candles or lights)

Step 3: Bring your pumpkin to KBRH Reception on October 28th between 9-5pm – so we can layout the displays ready for viewing Thursday and judging Friday.

Step 4: Wait with bated breath in hopes of a win

Judging: Will take place at 12.30 Friday 30th October, at KBRH Reception Hallway.

Prize Money:

Best in Show $100

Most Creative: $50

Scariest Pumpkin: $50

Best Use of Materials: $50

Social Media: Don’t forget to post your pumpkin carving session on social media tag us @kbdoctors. #kbrhpumpkins2020 #kbdoctors.

Read more: Safety tips for Halloween



newsroom@trailtimes.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

HalloweenKootenay Boundary Regional Hospital

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

RNG plant
Construction on ground-breaking RNG plant in Fruitvale set to go in spring 2021

REN Energy partners with Calgary engineering firm for innovative West Kootenay gas plant

Terry Miller
Rossland voters select Terry Miller as new councillor

City of Rossland releases results of advance voting and final voting day of council byelection

This picture of Taghum resident Marc Savard was taken in February when he first spoke to the Nelson Star and little was known about the virus that had shut him out of his job in Wuhan, China. Photo: Tyler Harper
VIDEO: Once an outlier, Nelson man’s COVID-19 experience now typical

Savard was living in Wuhan, China, when the pandemic began

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
47 new COVID-19 cases in Interior Health region

1,538 total cases, 399 are active, ten in hospital

Communities like Nakusp are grappling with the challenge of hooking high-speed internet up at individual homes. File photo
‘Last mile’ debate a Gordian knot in Slocan Valley’s fibre-optic cable plans

How do you bring high-speed internet not just to communities, but individual homes?

Idyllic winter scenes are part of the atmosphere of the holiday season, and are depicted in many seasonal movies. How much do you know about holiday movies? Put your knowledge to the test. (Pixabay.com)
QUIZ: Test your knowledge of holiday movies and television specials

The festive season is a time for relaxing and enjoying some seasonal favourites

Black Press Media and BraveFace have come together to support children facing life-threatening conditions. Net proceeds from these washable, reusable, three-layer masks go to Make-A-Wish Foundation BC & Yukon.
Put on a BraveFace: Help make children’s wishes come true

Black Press Media, BraveFace host mask fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Foundation

A man walks by a COVID-19 test pod at the Vancouver airport in this undated handout photo. A study has launched to investigate the safest and most efficient way to rapidly test for COVID-19 in people taking off from the Vancouver airport. The airport authority says the study that got underway Friday at WestJet’s domestic check-in area is the first of its kind in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Vancouver Airport Authority *MANDATORY CREDIT*
COVID-19 rapid test study launches at Vancouver airport for departing passengers

Airport authority says that a positive rapid test result does not constitute a medical diagnosis for COVID-19

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

114 Canadians were appointed Nov. 27 to the Order of Canada. (Governor General of Canada photo)
Indigenous actor, author, elder, leaders appointed to Order of Canada

Outstanding achievement, community dedication and service recognized

Follow public health recommendations, says Interior Health as COVID-19 cases continue to climb in Revelstoke. (Image courtesy CDC)
Revelstoke positive COVID cases grows to 29

Interior Health announced a cluster in the community on Nov. 26

Screenshot of Pastor James Butler giving a sermon at Free Grace Baptist Church in Chilliwack on Nov. 22, 2020. The church has decided to continue in-person services despite a public health order banning worship services that was issued on Nov. 19, 2020. (YouTube)
2 Lower Mainland churches continue in-person services despite public health orders

Pastors say faith groups are unfairly targeted and that charter rights protect their decisions

A big job: Former forests minister Doug Donaldson stands before a 500-year-old Douglas fir in Saanich to announce preservation of some of B.C.’s oldest trees, July 2019. (B.C. government)
B.C. returning to ‘stand-alone’ forests, rural development ministry

Horgan says Gordon Campbell’s super-ministry doesn’t work

Peter Wilson, left, and Micah Rankin, right, formed the Special Prosecutor team that was tasked with reviewing and litigating charges stemming from the Bountiful investigation. Trevor Crawley photo.
End of Bountiful prosecution wraps up decades of legal battles

Constitutional questions had to be settled before a polygamy prosecution could move forward

Most Read