Hudson’s Hope and Cache Creek Catch the Spirit

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More than 40 communities in BC celebrated the countdown to the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games during the first-ever Spirit of BC Week in 2005.

"We witnessed the most marvellous community spirit - Hudson's Hope has definitely caught the Spirit," said Mayor Lenore Harwood, Chair, Hudson's Hope Spirit of BC Committee.

Celebrations provided an excellent opportunity for different groups to work together, showcase local talent and build on the community's strengths and interests.

"Our flag raising ceremony here in Cache Creek was an outstanding success. The Spirit of BC flag was hoisted by two young students with the help of our mayor, we had Native Elders and drummers from our neighbouring band, Bonaparte, reps from the business community, and on and on. We have memories that will last forever!" said Councillor Ida Makaro, Chair, Cache Creek Spirit of BC Committee.

From Logan Lake to Cranbrook and Peachland to Richmond, communities found ways to celebrate that honoured their local interests and resources. Celebrations ranged from flag raisings to sport tournaments to arts and culture celebrations.

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 for more information.