Riverboat Days is a community festival organized to showcase the community vitality, the culture, and especially the heritage, of Terrace and area. It is now over thirty years old. For many years held only on the August BC Day long weekend, in 2004 the festival's program was extended to a full week. The Riverboat Days program is very wide ranging, including sports events, music, theatre, historical tours, and visual art displays. There is a strong emphasis on affordable family entertainment. While every effort is made to gather people outdoors to enjoy the summer, the program is structured to contain a number of events held indoors or not otherwise weather dependent.
The Terrace Riverboat Days Society was incorporated in 1992. Its main purpose is coordination and advertising of the Riverboat Days community festival. The Society Board and extended committee of volunteers meet throughout the year endeavoring to improve the program of events, further raise the profile of Riverboat Days with the business community and community organizations and address logistical matters such as emergency services, road closures and security. The principle source of funding for the Society is a grant from the City of Terrace and Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine.
The Riverboat Days Society welcomes new volunteers. It is a very rewarding experience, helping shape the Terrace area's signature community festival. The Society has often received awards, such as for its parade entries in the Prince Rupert Seafest and Kitimat Canada Day parades. In 2009 the Society was honoured to receive the Tourism Excellence award from the Terrace and District Chamber of Commerce. Individually members of the Society have been singled out for their volunteer work. Current members include recipients of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medals, two Order of Terrace recipients, winners of past Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year awards and the 2009 winner of the Northern Advancement Award given by the Northern British Columbia Tourism Association.
Riverboat Days relies heavily on volunteer work of service clubs and individuals. Equally, the business community through sponsoring, hosting and organizing events is a key partner in Riverboat Days. The Riverboat Days Society THANKS all its sponsors and volunteers!
The 2016 Officers of the Terrace Riverboat Days Society are:
Susan Bostock, President
Lucy Botelho, Treasurer
Sandy Glendenning, Secretary
Janice Shaben, Director
Joyce Gibson, Director
The mailing address of the Society is:
Terrace Riverboat Days Society
c/o George Little House
3100 Kalum Street
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