Revelstoke Glacier Challenge 2010 In Pictures: Saturday

By David F. Rooney

A pall of smoke and general haze kept temperatures bearable on Saturday as teams battled for supremacy at the Glacier Challenge.

Friday night’s concert was generally regarded as pretty good, but beer and liquor sales were down by about $4,000 from last year at this time, according to Rotary Club members.

“People just aren’t coming into the beer garden,” said one.

That was a concern for other vendors, too, with one suggesting that the Glacier Challenge Organizing Committee might want to look at doing things differently next year.

However, Organizing Committee member Mark McKee anticipated a big turnout for the Saturday night concert. That appeared to be well in hand. By 9:30 pm the covered portion of the beer garden was three-quarters full and the crowd that occupied the space around it and in front of the stage grew steadily as the evening progressed.

Here are some images from the day’s games and activities that I hope you’ll enjoy:

What's this? This ain't softball! Members of the Pickled Pirates indulge in a different kind of sporting event on the second day of the Revelstoke Glacier Challenge, to the apparent interest of at least one person in the bleachers at Doug May Field. David F. Rooney photo
RCMP Const. Scott Guthrie (in front) and Aux. Const. Eric Scarcella were on bike patrol at Centennial Park on Saturday morning. So far, this been a quiet Glacier Challenge weekend. David F. Rooney photo
Well, you're bound to see some odd sights at the ball diamonds. This is one of them. David F. Rooney photo
Ballplayers size up the nature of their competition. David F. Rooney photo
Shawn Filipchuk of the local Here for Beer team nails the ball in game that saw them defeat the Lake City Blue Sox from Kelowna 19-7. It was, said Revelstoke player Kevin Dorious "a sweet victory." David F. Rooney photo
All dressed up with somewhere to go, this couple (she's wearing a leather corset and garters) only lacked a pimpmobile. David F. Rooney photo
Players from two opposing teams reaffirm their good sportsmanship by congratulating each other after a game at the Columbia Park field. David F. Rooney photo
Good buddies Mike Fowlie (left) and Matt Horning were ready for, I guess, just about anything as they waited for the Freeflow concert on Saturday. David F. Rooney photo
Freeflow packed them in at Centennial Park on Saturday. Jason Evans (vocals), Reece Worth (guitar), Wilson Padmos (keys), Ryan Davis (drums), and Simon Davies (bass) came together in 2001. Since then, the band’s music has evolved – something that is more than obvious to anyone who has seen the band live or listened to Freeflow’s two well-received CDs.Glacier Challenge Organizing Committee member Mark McKee anticipated that at least 1,200 people would attend the concert. David F. Rooney photo
A trick of the light and — voila! — an LSD moment as Freeflow's members seem to contort surrealistically. David F. Rooney photo
The band's cover songs were excellent and the fact that drummer Ryan Davis is from here helped ensure that their gig was successful. David F. Rooney photo
Freeflow in action. David F. Rooney photo
The dance area in front of the stage was packed on Saturday evening. David F. Rooney photo
No. 1 in the Head Gear Department: Craig McKee sports a new head of, uh, hair just for this special occasion. I dunno, Craig. What would Cathy say about this new look? David F. Rooney photo
No. 2 in the Head Gear Department: Mike from the NFG (No #@$%^&^*! Good) Team went for the cheeseburger look. I wonder if he got fries with that? David F. Rooney photo
One of the high points of the evening was an appearance by Austin Powers (better known as Mike Shepherd) whose witticisms, double entendres and habit of tossing swag to pretty girls endeared him to the audience. David F. Rooney photo
Maybe the security guard didn't like this guy's head gear. David F. Rooney photo
And here's a final image for the evening just to remind everyone that despite the beer and music the Glacier Challenge is really all about softball. David F. Rooney photo