Mark McKee swings — and connects — when the hometown Sharkbait team took to the field against the PK Rebels from Surrey. David F. Rooney photo By David F. Rooney
No. It’s not Kokanee anymore. It’s the Revelstoke Glacier Challenge Softball Tournament sponsored by Mount Begbie Brewing but that change in name hasn;t kept anyone from having a good time and downing a few cold ones at Centennial Park.
So far, the tournament, which has attracted 140 teams, has been problem-free. The police are present at and on the perimeter of the annual softball classic but they are fairly unobtrusive and the private security firm policing the beer garden is efficient and fair.
Kokanee — er, um, the Revelstoke Glacier Challenge — has been about as safe and problem-free as a major outdoor event that involves hundreds of beer-drinking people can be. And they are all have an immensely good time.
Here are a few of the photos taken during Day 2 of the annual party.
Members of the Hard on the Eyes team cheer a run in their game against the Dirty Mitts at the Big Eddy Field. David F. Rooney photo These young men spent part of the morning working up their courage to hit the chilly water of the Columbia River. David F. Rooney photo City workers seek "directions" from a young bikini-clad woman at Centennial Park on Saturday. David F. Rooney photo Moments after the municipal workers left she returned to her duty spraying down her friend with water. David F. Rooney photo Oooo — that's bright! Members of the Gay Unicorns, a Calgary team, brightened up the field with their Barbie Doll-pink shirts. David F. Rooney photo Grads were welcomed everywhere as they delivered ice to hot and thirsty ball players and their friends. David F. Rooney photo A hot day... what's more natural than a cold drink and a water gun? David F. Rooney photo Staff at the Alcan Nancy Green tent discuss their next course of action for the grads servicing the campgrounds at centennial park. . David F. Rooney photo These trunks certainly stood out in the crowd. David F. Rooney photo Say! That's a nice skirt. David F. Rooney photo This woman and two friends were bound and determined to dump someone in the dunk tank at Centennial park. David F. Rooney photo Kersplash! A keen shot finally dumps someone in the dunk tank at Centennial Park. David F. Rooney photo Hair today gone tomorrow. Kevin Clee of Edson, Alta., enjoys his blue hair but gets a foretaste of things to come when he poses with mark McKee (left) and Revelstoke Glacier Challenge Chairman Alan Chell on Saturday. David F. Rooney photo Chester Beerling works his magic on a potential gambler at the Rotary Club's ATV draw table. David F. Rooney photo The traditional Sasquatch keeps tabs on a growing mound of empties at Centennial Park. David F. Rooney photo Cathy McKee (second from the right) oversees a cleanup crew at one of the campgrounds at Centennial Park. David F. Rooney photo One of the Gay Unicorns looks longingly at the fire truck spraying down ballplayers at a distant field. David F. Rooney photo Now that's not something you see every day: a quasi-Scot in really, really bright shorts. David F. Rooney photo A group of friends huddle for a photo. David F. Rooney photo This young boy had the right idea — in the absence of a sprinkler, you can always spray yourself down on a hot day. David F. Rooney photo These spectators enjoyed watching Revelstoke's Sharkbait play the PK Rebels. David F. Rooney photo These out-of-town-players =didn't seem to like what they saw on the big score board at Centennial Park. David F. Rooney photo Local band Alan Laidlaw and Company livened up the late afternoon at Centennial Park on Saturday. David F. Rooney photo Pam Sanghera whips up some tasty samosas for the dinner-hour crowd on Saturday. David F. Rooney photo The ladies overseeing the RSS grads on Saturday dance to the music they could hear from the band shell. David F. Rooney photo The Calgary band, Kymera, rocked Centennial Park on Saturday evening. David F. Rooney photo