Dawson Creek Celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2007

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Dawson Creek, one of more than 83 communities to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2007, held its second annual South Peace Potpourri, a multi-cultural event which celebrated the diversity of the community. Included were an Aboriginal hoop dancer, jingle dancers, Brazilian and Scottish dancers, ballet, singers, and songwriters. An ethnic food fair was also offered.

The Comedy Culture Café was a noon-hour celebration of the literary arts where speakers of different backgrounds performed three-minute skits with a comedy theme. The event was hosted by the Toastmasters Club of Dawson Creek and the Dawson Creek Art Gallery. A Valentine's Day Dance was hosted by the Kiwanis Community Band and the Kiwanis Arts Centre and featured great food with BC wines and live entertainment from the Kiwanis Jazz Band.

Sports events included a Junior Curling Bonspiel, hosted by the Peace Curling Association at the Dawson Creek Curling Club; a Jump Rope for Heart event at the Pouce Coupe School where teams skipped their way to healthy hearts in the school gym; and a rural basketball tournament where Pouce Coupe School hosted students from Rolla Traditional, Tache Creek, McLeod, Parkland, Devereaux, and Pouce Coupe Schools.

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. Visit SpiritofBC.com for more information.