Revelstoke Glacier Challenge 2010 In Pictures: Friday

A gentle welcome to town from Revelstoke Current Cartoonist Don Filipchuk.

By David F. Rooney

It has been a year in the making and this year’s Glacier Challenge is shaping up to be a great one.

The annual August long weekend softball tourney seemed a little lacklustre last year — but, judging the by the lively but good-natured crowd that  attended Friday night’s concert, not in 2010.

There are 140 teams in this year’s tourney from across BC and Alberta and The Current will present each day’s action and fun in a series of In Pictures photo essays. Here’s Friday’s In Pictues feature: We hope you’ll enjoy it:

It's Friday morning and while just about everything is in place, there's little action at Centennial Park. Of course this is just the calm before a long weekend of Glacier Challenge action. David F. Rooney photo
This is more like it! It's now 6:30 pm. Most of the camp sites are occupied, people are playing ball and preparing ready for the best long weekend in Revelstoke. David F. Rooney photo
"We loooove Revelstoke," said these happy campers, all of whom, appropriately enough, are members of the Drunken Idiots team from Kelowna. David F. Rooney photo
Softball fans fill the bleachers at Doug May Field during an early evening game on Friday. David F. Rooney photo
At last! Some softball action. A member of the Jager Bombers of Kelowna grounds the ball (top image) at the East Little League Field during an early evening game on Friday. And who's there to snag it? Ashley Carley of Revelstoke's Happy Hookers. Way to go, Ashley!. David F. Rooney photo
These girls from Kelowna's Drunken Idiots were intent on having a really good time. David F. Rooney photo
We're not sure what's going on here... but it's doubtless some kind of Glacier Challenge looniness that look photogenic to the girl with the camera (right). David F. Rooney photo
Blind Spot's Kaylee Knecht belts out a song by the Cranberries as Marty Stroo (left) and Heidi Bender (right) play guitar and John Baxter keeps beat on the drums during the friday night concert at the Glacier Challenge. David F. Rooney photo
The band's dedication to rhythm and hard-hitting rock got the crowd dancing. David F. Rooney photo
Blind Spot played extremely well Friday. David F. Rooney photo
Blind Spot was the first of three bands performing the evening concerts. Saturdya it's Freeflow from Vancouver and on Sunday it's Positive Corruption. David F. Rooney photo
Drummer John Baxter, who was filling in for Leslie Wilkins, really enjoyed playing with Marty Stroo and the rest of Blind Spot. David F. Rooney photo
Wanetta Stroo doing her thing Friday evening. David F. Rooney photo