BC’s first Family Day in Princeton was a huge success. The mild weather and fun-filled events at China Ridge Trails made for a most enjoyable day.

BC’s first Family Day in Princeton was a huge success. The mild weather and fun-filled events at China Ridge Trails made for a most enjoyable day.

Family Day success in Princeton, B.C.

Families were out all together, enjoying fresh air, being active and enjoying each other.

Screams of happiness and squeals of delight could be heard clear across China Ridge Trails on Monday, Feb. 11. (And not just from the kids)

Beginning at 10 a.m., bus loads of children and family members were delivered to the Ridge via Lynch Bus Lines driven by Anne Heuser.

Vehicles parked all along the roadway right up to the longhouse, making for a bit of a hike for those who arrived later.

Tip Anderson made sure that visitors could stay warm by getting the bonfire going early and kept it burning nicely for the day.

A hot chili lunch made by PSS Cafeteria class was kept hot and served by Colleen and Kevin Kunderman.

Princeton Ground Search and Rescue and Keremeos Rescue team members volunteered to be of service for Family Day.

Children and adults enjoyed the cross county ski trails, toboggan hill, the luge, snowshoeing and the chance to sit by the bonfire. Many people tried one or more of the events for the first time in their lives. China Ridge president Bob Coyne and vice-president Kelley Cook, were quite happy to help outfit them for the experience.

Families were out all together, enjoying fresh air, being active and enjoying each other.

“This is incredible, look around—this is what it’s all about,” said president Coyne.

Princeton’s first Family Day was made possible with thanks to the generous support from Communities for Kids, Sogo Active, Cooper’s Foods, Princeton Bakery, Thomasina’s, Peach City Runners & Adventure Sports, the Town of Princeton and with special thanks to the dedicated members of China Ridge Trails.


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