Spirit Fest’s first big weekend could, for the most part, be regarded as a major success with decent-to-large crowds turning out for most events but a few events are foundering.
Organizers worry that Revelstokians’ tendency to show up at the last minute is having a negative impact on at least one event. The Amazing Race scheduled for next Sunday may be cancelled unless more teams sign up by Wednesday.
“Once again, we’re struggling with registration numbers for this event,” Meghan Tabor said in an e-mail to other Spirit Fest organizers. “I know everyone in Revelstoke is last minute, but we reallyneed people to pre-register for the event so we can plan the race accordingly. So far we have one team signed up. If you could help get the word out to your businesses, friends, etc. that would be awesome! Registration at the Chamber of Commerce until Wednesday Feb 6.”
Sure, most people in town don’t seem to plan very far ahead but surely it wouldn’t hurt to do so when you know that other local residents, some of whom are probably their friends, put in hours of work to organize events for the community at large.
Meanwhile, the Stoke FM Golf Tournament, which was scheduled for Tuesday evening, has also been cancelled. Scott Duke said he has recently been overwhelmed by a number of different issues and had to cancel the tourney. The other disappointment was a very poor attendance at the Youth Jam Night at the United Church. Organizers pulled the plug on it early in the evening when little more than a half-dozen people showed up.
Other than that, the weekend’s other events turned out quite well, as you can see by our selection of photos below. However, first I apologize for a dearth of photos from the Tournament of Chumps at RMR on Sunday. I was unable to attend that because of personal matters. Here, though, are our photos from everything else: