Clearwater invites valley residents to FRE-gatta

Inviting everyone out to the FRE-gatta, held on Sept. 11 and 12 at Rotary Sports Park

To the editor;

To everyone in the North Thompson –

On behalf of Clearwater’s mayor and council, I would like to invite everyone out to the FRE-gatta, which will be held on Sept. 11 and 12 at Rotary Sports Park.

This will be a new event for Clearwater and area, and is intended to bring friends, family and community together for two days of fun. There will be games and events for all ages and activity levels. We will have puzzles, crafts, horseshoes, badminton and croquet.

Come play crib or mastermind! There will be nutty races and even a best apple pie competition.

On Friday night, there will be a skateboard and scooter showcase, where our talented youth will show their best stuff and be filmed by local talent Ken Matheson for a video. Also on Friday will be road hockey and KIDS CAN, which will be a one km bike, 0.5 km run and an obstacle course. Kids can do the course as many times as they want. It will not be a race; it will be a challenge, which we hope will inspire kids to feel empowered.

At 6:30 p.m. we will honour significant volunteers in the community who help make the valley an amazing place. The barbecue will be on (by donation) and the traditional Wild and Wacky Scavenger Hunt will start at 7 p.m.!

Saturday will bring tons more fun, including all-day foosball, giant jenga and a huge game of twister. Also, Canfor will host its free community BBQ, starting at 12 noon. The morning will kick off with Jane Fonda Aerobics, a fun five km walk, bike or run – or participate in the Amazing Run, which will be hosted by Rotary.

This event will have something for everyone, including a kids candy store!

Previously, Clearwater’s fall community event has been held at the lake but this year it was harder to find canoes, which necessitated a change. The cost for the FRE-gatta will be just $2 per person – an easy way to spend time with family and friends.

The above is just a small sample of what will be available. The intention is to offer a festival event that allows everyone to celebrate why we Love Where We Live! Please come on out! It will be great!

Go to for more info.

Shelley Sim, committee chair

District of Clearwater


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