Let the competition begin!

Prince Rupert, your games are on!

Friday night featured the opening ceremonies of the Northern BC Winter Games as Prince Rupert welcomed participating athletes, officials and family members from across the region. The celebration of sport and friendship was underway shortly after 7 pm with a march in of participants, followed by some entertainment and speeches from a number of officials who offered their thanks for the competitors arrival and best wishes for a  successful games.

24 hours earlier on Thursday night provided quite the scene for Rupert with the kind of traffic jams that make Vancouver famous, while buses arrived at staggered times  through the evening, the congestion still managed to create a bit of grid lock in the parking lot of the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre, however once things got flowing, events proceeded rather smoothly through the arrival evening, with most of the accreditation and reception duties taken care of by 10 pm.

Friday featured the first full day of competition at a variety of venues around the city, providing a jam packed schedule of events open to the public from pee wee hockey and high calibre basketball, to archery, karate, curling and a wide cross section of sports available for your enjoyment…

(from  the blog a town called podunk, click on the link below to see the entire article atowncalledpodunk.blogspot.com/2 … 2963418604 )