It was a wild and snowy day for the first Family Day celebrated February 10 at Walker Island. Despite the whiteout, there was an excellent turnout and everyone enjoyed themselves with all the activities provided.
There was a fabulous tractor-pulled hayride driven by Thor DiGuistini. Tremendously popular with the little ones, the tractor pulled lap after lap to the delight of the kids. Snow was falling in buckets but it appeared to make no difference to the happy riders aboard the hay bales.
‘Doug on the Trail’ was on hand to offer guided Nature Walks through the woods and down to the river surrounding the park, while Byron Chief-Moon and Rose Celeste of the Bella Coola Valley Learning Society’s ran a photo booth. Family portraits were offered, and youngsters had a chance to operate the camera on their own while their friends ‘jumped for Bella Coola!’
There were also crafts, games, a treasure hunt and the snow-covered playground to enjoy. The slide gets real slippery with all that snow!
A hot chili and potato lunch was much appreciated under the protection of the gazebo. Bowl after bowl of chili was consumed in the white out and families were having a great time just being together.
Thanks to Active Communities and all their partners for hosting this great event.