Gold River Days Appreciation From Mayor Brad Unger

Gold River Days 2016!

What a fantastic weekend it was, the weather was perfect, well maybe a little hot.

It takes many people and a lot of their time to put together such a great event. If it wasn’t for all the volunteers this event could not have happened.

I would like to recognize and thank each of them for organizing all of the very important activities that made the weekend so successful.

Karen Bowker – Dog Show
Lena Watt – Family yoga session
Wayne Trueman – Greasy pole competition
Pancake Breakfast – Royal Canadian Legion
Chili cook off- Denise Watt
BBQ in the Park- GR Skating Club & Katrina Kornylo
Building of soap boxes – Straight Grain Construction, GR Builders & GR Auto Parts
Fish pond- GR Rod & Gun Club
Climb aboard – GR Chamber of Commerce & First responders
Family Bike Ride – Betty Bell & Veanna Johnston
GR Days Program – GR Chamber of Commerce & Sheila Millard
Family movie night – Literacy Centre
Slow Pitch Ball Tourney – Michelle Frame
Wood to Wonder Chainsaw Carving competition – Sharon Charette for organizing this huge event again this year.Also Village of Gold River, WFP, and GR Lions Club for Co – Sponsoring this event
Members from the Comox, Baynes Sound & Monarch Lions Clubs
Aspen Fuels – donation of the Chainsaw fuel
Rick & Sheila Millard
Carving judges, Jerry, Dan, Larry, Rick

Some very hard working helpers who did whatever Sharon asked for and much more, Rick, Terrie, Marc, Veanna, Maddison, Kirsty, Lynne. And the Carvers, without out you this would not happen, Ryan, Angela, Kevin, Randy, Liam, Adam, Doug, Mike. We hope to see all of you next year!

WFP Dryland sort, Roger & Rod for organizing the wood.

Village of Gold River Staff and workers for all their help again this year, help with the wood, greasy pole, clean up and for making our town look so nice everyday not just on this weekend.

Lisa Mellis Jones! For everything you did organizing GR Days again this year. You ROCK! THANKS SO MUCH! I can’t wait until next year.

I hope everyone had the opportunity to take part in some of the events over the weekend. When you see one of the mentioned people, please stop and say Thanks, they deserve it.

Save the Date Gold River Days 2017 August 24, 25, 26, 27

Thanks everyone,
Brad Unger – Mayor
Village of Gold River

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Gold River Days Family Bike Ride


Via Betty Bell

I would like to thank everyone who helped make our first Family Ride a success.

With all your help and participation we managed to raise $283.25 for the Gold River Volunteer Fire Dept. This was from the entry fee for the Ride, donations and the BBQ.

There were 16 registered riders and two volunteer riders. For those of you who would like to join us next year you have 364 days to get ready for Family Ride 2017.

The Winners of the random prize draw for the Family Bike Ride were:

  • Flemming Alstrup
  • Kathy Durante
  • Vicky Ruterberg

They each receive a bike light.


Betty Bell

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Family Pet Dog Show Winners

Best Trick

Best Trick – ALIBI handled by Jenny Riddell

Via Karen Bowker:

Winners of the Family Pet Dog Show 10 categories and Best in Show are:

Best Exerciser – ODIN handled by Liz Naswell

Most Charming Team – HONEY handled by Brenda Gelean

Family Heeling – BUD handled by Olivia Forester and Emily Bean

Best Recall – FOXY handled by Rick Hepburn

Best Trick – ALIBI handled by Jenny Riddell

Best Look- a- like – CHIPPY handled by Chippy’s daddy

Waggiest Tail – SPARKY handled by Kathy Brooks

Longest Ears – BRYER handled by Teagan Hutchinson

Mystery (Judge’s choice) KARMA handled by Island Tate

People’s Choice – MILLIE handled by Georgina Hepburn

BEST IN SHOW (Best answer to Judge’s question) – KARMA handled by Island Tate.

Congratulations to all the dogs and handlers! Thank you to my helpers and special thanks to “Judge” Judy who came from Nanaimo for this event.

For photos of the event, please see the Pet Helpline’s Facebook Group.

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