Chetwynd Celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2008

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Chetwynd was one of more than 100 communities celebrating Spirit of BC Week 2008. A high school Valentine's Day dance featured music by the school's youth; Spirit of BC Altitude Youth students assisted with planning the event.

The Chetwynd Public Library hosted a Tutored Reading Program offering one-on-one literacy support. Civic Spirit Night drew 140 people to celebrate volunteers, coaches and club members. Other activities included a free public skate and swim and the Spirit Power Up Rally hosted by members of Chetwynd's Altitude Youth.

West Moberly First Nations hosted a First Nations Winter Spirit Festival at the Dunne-Za Lodge Heritage Village, featuring a round dance, soup and a bannock cook-off, as well as sports events such as hockey, sledding and snowman building.

Spirit of BC Week is an annual province-wide celebration of British Columbia and its unique communities. Held each February, it is a week of over 300 events and activities showcasing local programs and services that strengthen community arts, literacy, sport, recreation and volunteerism. The celebration is supported by the Province of British Columbia.