Revelstoke Dam offers weekend fun with social benefits

By David F. Rooney

Looking for something different to do with the family this weekend?

Why not visit the Revelstoke Dam’s Weekend for Charity from 10 am until 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday, July 12 and 13. Not only are there interesting exhibits in the museum at the dam’s Visitor’s Centre, but the free tours of the facility will include scavenger hunts, treats and more.

Admission is free with a donation to Community Connections, which is the charity at the center of this weekend’s events.

“We’re really pleased that BC Hydro and the Revelstoke Dam chose us as this year’s charity,” Community Connections’ Executive Director Craig T. Brown said in an interview on Tuesday, July 8.

He said Community Connections staff will be hosting a barbeque at the dam and there will entertainment and other events such as face painting, a craft station with a drawing contest, a scavenger hunt, a bake sale and music. As well, Stoke FM will be board casting live from the dam so — Who knows? — you could end up live on radio.

“This is really good for us,” Brown said. “These events have raised $2,000 to $2,500 for other charities, depending on the weather. This could be a big help for those of our programs that don’t receive core funding (from the province).”

The Food Bank, which is holding its annual City-wide food drive on September 17 and 18, the social justice advocacy program and the summer youth camps are among those Community Connections programs that do not receive provincial government support.

He said these two days of fun should help raise the agency’s profile and “should make for a lot of fun.”

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