By David F. Rooney
With live music, a children’s play area, great contests and lots of activities, the New Moon Over Mackenzie is ready to rock the downtown core on Saturday.
“We built it, now the question is: ‘Will they come?'” Chamber of Commerce Executive Director John Devitt asked rhetorically.
Perhaps it’s not such a rhetorical question after all. The festival was thrown together in just three weeks, much of it due to the hard work of EZ Rock DJ and local musician Steve Smith who lined up the bands.
Devitt also said credit is due to the Revelstoke Credit Union, the City of Revelstoke, Pharmasave, EZ Rock and BC Hydro for their heavy support for this project, which is intended to help not only celebrate the Grizzly Plaza expansion from First Street down to Third, but help make up for the way project problems left downtown merchants between a rock and a hard place, retail sales-wise this summer.
Devitt noted that the festival is really the product of the Chamber’s members who brainstormed at meetings and got involved in the planning and execution of the New Moon event. Now, it’s success is entirely in the hands of local people. Will they come out? Or will they stay away in droves?
Chances are excellent that, given the family-friendly nature of the event, the list of what’s on offer and the musical lineup, this will be a great event.
Here is the final list of what’s on offer and the music lineup.
Merchant Offerings and Activities
Bad Paul’s– Putting Green, “Sink a Putt, Win a prize”
Chantilly Kitchen & Bath — BIG towel sale
Rough Country Marine — $100 off on TORO snow blowers & Side walk sale on Misc. Items.
Nickelodeon Museum — Discounted items from gift shop, four small street organs that will be played in rotations.
Modern Bakery — New! Mackenzie moon cookies, Moon Pies, Revy caramel, Almond & chocolate crunch, Peanut Butter & Chocolate Banana Panini’s
Revelstoke Florist — Back yard sale, Balloons for kids & Draw box
Castle Joe’s — Artist yard sale, A Loonie bin, open to the public mural painting.
Spice o’Life Emporium — Open till 9 pm & a back door sale.
Conversations — Free coffee with purchase of cake, Dragon Boat out front.
Classic Touch — Jewelry Cleaning for Donation to Women’s Shelter, Change your Watch battery for the cost of the Battery, & 30% off all gift ware.
Escape Within — Hair demos on men, brides, prom. Airbonne representative. Cosmetic & facial products, Smart tan info & free samples, free kids tattoos, door prize & 1 day only special sale.
Energy Matters Canada — Tea samples, sales table, roll the dice for a discount on selected products, with any purchase over $75 receive a massage gift certificate, Thermo demonstrations.
Manning’s — Smorg Special from 11-2, outdoor seating available & draw box.
Dollar Dollar — 20% off end of season sale, free balloons for kids & draw box
Society snow & skate — End of summer season sale
Sotheby’s — Season pass sale, skis for sale, back country beacon sale and much much more…
Selkirk Graphic — Sale table
Nanimahoo’s – Outside carving demonstration
Royal LePage — Virtual tours, refreshments, balloons for kids & draw box.
Pure Studios — Model photo shoot, every hour on the hour, proceeds will go to Revelstoke Hospital Auxiliary. (Models needed!)
Times Review — Photo booth 11-6
Video Express — Draw box &video bucks
Curves — Open house, 1 day only NO service fees sign up!
Powder springs Inn — Waiter races Start @ 2pm From Connaught Ave. to Campbell. Ave. Prizes, Gift Certificate, $10 Burger & Beer.
Quite the Pair — End of summer sale 50% off
Revelstoke Alpine Adventures — 3-sided, climbing wall all levels. Sponsored by the Revelstoke Credit Union and located in front of the RCU. $3/Climb
Refinery Day Spa — Draw your own discount on retail sale items. 10-5
Claudio’s — Spaghetti & meatball’s $7.95, Sm pizza with 2 toppings, $9.95 Rita’s home Minestrone soup.
Team Gloria — Kids play area, food vending
Village Idiot — Townie Bike show & shine at 12-5. Prizes to be won! Panzorotti eating contest $10 to enter Please enter by 2pm. @ 5pm. live music @ 8 pm featuring Tanya Lipscomb.
Talisman Fibre & Trading Co. — 50% off select home décor, Featuring Fair Trade Coffee $1from purchase will be donated to the Revelstoke Women’s shelter, working together with Dollar Dollar face painting available.
Farmers Market — 8:30-1pm, a few vendors will stay! Draw Box
Tammy Smith — Magic Show Info Booth on Stage Fright. The Thrillusion show by John Kaplan
City Furniture — NO GST/PST on all Furniture & Mattresses, NO GST on all Appliances, Open from 9am-6pm
Regent — 9pm Russell Jackson Band (Played for BB King), outdoor River City Pub BBQ also drink specials. “112 “Three course meal for $25 appie’s, entrée dessert Drink specials.
Pins & Needles — Customer Appreciation. All New stock is Buy 1 get 1 ½ off including shoes, hoodies,
T-shirts, Jeans. View 2010 never summer snowboards & flux bindings, 15% of all sunglasses, 30% off ‘ 09 goggles. much, much more….
Kawakubo — 10% off lunch & dinner
Little Caesars — Buy 1 large Pizza $16.99 get the second pizza for $11.99 Little Caesars mascot on sight.
The Cabin — “Dibs event” 25% down on all boards, boots & bindings. Don’t pay till Jan. 2010. Come check out the sales!
Free Spirit Sports – Side walk sale
Friends of Mount Revelstoke& Glacier — Selling tickets to the Banff Mountain film Festival Happening
on September22-23 at the Roxy Theater.
Revelstoke Hospice Society — For a spectacular choral concert! Voices for hospice. Oct 17.2009 At the United Church at 7:00pm Purchase your ticket for $10
Revelstoke Grizzlies — Selling Tickets & Merchandise
Revelstoke Arts Council & Visual Art Centre — Present Kevin Fox Concert @ United Church 7:30pm — 11-3 tickets available for purchase.
Revelstoke Printing Co. — Buy 1 Get 1 Free, Business card sale. Phone Book sale cover ads still available!
Re-Tally-8 — A cool math game that’s fun for the families, A Fantastic math skills teaching tool for educators, a great brain fitness game for ages 7-107!
Swing Monkeys — 1-3 at Powder Springs/ Last Drop
Vintage Car Club — Connaught (Frisby Ridge/Shear excellence) 1Block
C3 Church — 11-6 — Family fun & loads of children’s festivities in the children’s area! (Royal Bank)
Kiki the Eco Elf — Kids’ music, Face Painting, balloons in the children’s area! (Royal Bank)
Bear Aware — 11-3
Ken Jones — Clown & Stilt walker!
Mountain Meals — $1 Ice Coffee’s & Lunch Special
Just for Dogs — Come celebrate all things DOG. Including demos of agility, fly ball & scooter 10-3. Donations for food bank for pets. 10am-5pm
Got Scraps — In-store Specials.
Zumba — Demonstrations in15 minute segments throughout the day! Get in on the action.
Sears — Come Check out their brand new location in the old True Value Building. And lot’s of in store specials & door prize.
Revelstoke Museum & Archive — HAT’S off sale. Summer hats 20% off All new fall & winter hats 10% off Enjoy coffee & goodies in the Heritage Garden. Reading of Cathy’s very own “New moon in our sky” at 1:00 & 3:00pm. Stay after the story and participate in a new scavenger hunt!
Art from the Heart — Rhythm & Drums- Drum making workshops.
Style Trend & Kaos — Kaos closing out sale 50%-70% off everything in the store. New items are added in daily. Saturday ONLY NO PST & GST on everything in the stores Style Trend & Kaos
|Zumba Demo||Behind City Hall Stage||10:45-11:00am|
|Havok Way||City Hall Stage||11 am – 2 pm|
|C3 church||Royal Bank Children’s area||11-6pm|
|Zumba Demo||Behind City Hall Stage||2:00-2:15pm|
|Ken Jones (Stilt walking)||Throughout the City Streets|
|Swing Monkeys||Last Drop Patio||1 – 3 pm|
|Kiki the Eco Elf|
(Kids’ music, face paintings & balloons)
|1 – 4 pm|
|The Rev||City Hall Stage||2:15 – 4:15 pm|
|Zumba Demo||Behind City Hall Stage||4:15-4:30pm|
|Maritime Kitchen Party||City Hall stage||4:30 – 6:30 pm|
|Tanya Lipscomb||Village Idiot||8:00 – 10:00 pm|
|Kevin Fox||United Church||7:30 – 9:30 pm|
|Russell Jackson Band||Regent Inn||9:00 – 1:00 am|