The last day of the 2009 Homecoming celebration dawned bright and sunny — with a promise of rain or thunderstorms later in the day, of course — but that failed to dampen the enthusiasm of Revelstokians who continued to attend the events on offer around town.
Two of those events were on Mount Mackenzie where Revelstoke Mountain Resort had been running the gondola up the mountain as well as tours of Nelsen Lodge, the luxury condo development at the base of the resort. People who went up the mountain had the added bonus of seeing some of the roughly 60 paragliders who have been launching themselves into the air from the summit. That went pretty well except for one incident where a pilot was badly injured when he made a forced landing in the CPR yard. (Please see the separate feature in the Homecoming, Front Page, News and Sports sections.)
Many, many curious people also went on tours of the lodge to see just what kind of luxury a $300,000 vacation condo can get you.
And there was a bittersweet moment as members and supporters of the Hospice Society gathered to dedicate a tree to the late Shirley Tomlinson and Lois Masur. (Please see the separate feature in the Homecoming, Front Page, News and Sports sections.)
Here are some of the pictures of today’s events:
This great image by Rob Buchanan looks like a painting but is actually a photograph printed on canvas. It was on display in the lobby of Revelstoke Mountain Resort’s Nelsen Lodge. David F. Rooney photo