Saturday's parade.

Sun for Sunfest — who would’ve thought?

Organizers said Castlegar’s annual Sunfest festival was successful this year thanks to, well, the sun.

  • Jun. 8, 2011 8:00 p.m.

Organizers said Castlegar’s annual Sunfest festival was successful this year thanks to, well, the sun.

Ron Armbruster of the Castlegar Festivals Society said it was great to see Kinsmen Park packed on a bright and hot Saturday afternoon, with long lines and happy vendors.

“It was quite successful, actually,” he said. “The West Coast Lumberjack Show was a big hit.”

He said the Festival in the Park on Friday started a bit slow, but as people got off work things picked up. The festival remained busy for most of Saturday, he added, but the crowds thinned as the puck drop drew near in the Stanley Cup Final.

In the evening, many of the vendors relocated to the Selkirk College grounds for the fireworks, and then set up again at the Rotary Skate Park on Sunday.

“Everyone seemed happy,” he said.

With the 2011 Sunfest over, he and the committee are now looking towards 2012.

“Now the process starts for next year and we’re looking for a feature attraction so if anyone has any ideas please bring them forward.”

He added they’re looking for more people to join the committee and would love new participation and new events.

“We’re always looking to expand and make it even better.”

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