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CONCERTS IN THE PARK 2018 HEADLINER: PLATINUM BLONDE!!


Platinum Blonde to headline Concerts on the Park 2018! The Toronto band that was at the forefront of the New Wave of the early 1980s, is still producing fresh material and performing live at the best venues across the country. 5 times Juno nominated and selling multi-platinum records, can there be a better headliner for Concerts in the Park 2018?! "Crying over You" and "Doesn't Really Matter" are just 2 of the hits of an impressive repertoire that is coming to Terrace. It's live, it's outdoors and thanks to sponsorship, it's free of charge. Platinum Blonde will take the stage at George Little Park around 7:00 pm, Saturday evening, August 4. The Platinum Blonde trio are Mark Holmes (vocals, guitar), Sergio Galli (guitar) and Dan Todd (drums). More at www.platinumblondeworld.ca

(June 20/18)

ARE YOU AMONG TERRACE'S BEST KID CRAFTERS? - GET TO WORK NOW!!!

Creative Zone is looking for your amazing crafts. But there's an early deadline to enter the contest, of Thursday, August 2nd. Judging will take place after the Parade on Saturday, August 4. There will also be some really cool hands-on craft making demonstrations. So even if you are not enticed by the excellent contest prizes, there are plenty of reasons to come to Creative Zone that day. Click on the image on the left for more information or find the event on our online Riverboat Days Events Schedule.


SOAPBOX DERBY - A NEW EVENT FOR 2018!

Volunteer Terrace has connected with some amazing youth programs in Vancouver to bring us this exciting fundraiser for the Terrace Youth Volunteers Corps. With cars as the focus, young people in the NASKARZ Program (www.nazcarzprogram.com) learn skills through Vancouver Vocational College. And Ray-Cam (www.raycam.org) is a longstanding community development organization based in east Vancouver. And we will benefit as they are sharing their expertise and their renowned soapbox cars for a day of soapbox derby in Terrace. Team sponsored cars will race one another for bragging rights; plus there are plans for celebrity races. And there will be opportunities for your kids to drive the cars too. Music and announcing by Prince Rupert's Julius Watts of TheBeat.DJ. Sunday, August 5 will be a day to celebrate the capacity of young people.


KITSUMKALUM SALMON BARBECUE CANCELLED.

Due to predicted low numbers of returning salmon to the Skeena River watershed this year, the Kitsumkalum Events Committee has cancelled the Kitsumkalum Salmon Barbecue. One of Riverboat Days most popular events, the BBQ has a thirty year history within Riverboat Days. The media release may be viewed by selecting the image on the left.


MAKING A SPLASH AT RIVERBOAT DAYS!!

The construction fence had hardly come down last August when scores of kids swarmed the Rotary Splash Park in George Little Park. Huge entertainment and a great way to cool down on a hot summer's day, the Splash Park is a testament to community vigour. Led by the Rotary Club of Terrace and Rotary Club of Terrace-Skeena Valley, and working closely with the City of Terrace, financial support came from all around the community and outside, from large corporations to children emptying their piggybanks. Total cost was $250,000. Adjacent to the Splash Park is yet another successful community project--a revitalized playground developed by the Terrace Kinsmen. Combined these two additions to George Little Park made during Canada's 150th anniversary celebrations made 2017 in Terrace very memorable.


THE SKEENA SALMON ART FEST - A MUST DO!!

Described as "an artistic celebration of the cultural and ecological importance of Skeena Salmon," several events of the 1st Skeena Salmon Arts Fest will be held during Riverboat Days 2018. The Arts Fest includes a juried art show, new murals downtown and carving demonstrations. The Art Show will feature artists of the highest regard, from the northwest and further afield, using a wide variety of media. Vote for the People's Choice award. The Art Show will be on display at the Terrace Art Gallery through August, with the opening gala occurring on Friday evening, August 3. The gala poster can be opened by selecting the image on the left. More info on the Art Fest on Facebook.

(June 25/18)

THE TERRACE ROTARY WILD DUCK RACE - BIG PRIZES TO BE WON!!

Big prizes will be won on Monday, August 6. A helicopter will drop rubber ducks into the west channel of the Skeena River between the old bridge and new bridge on Highway 16. A flotilla of boats will be waiting at the finish line, which is even with the Walmart building, to pluck the winners from the water. Spectators watch the race on the portion of the new bridge on Highway 16 closest to Walmart. If you've bought your $20 Duck Race ticket, you could win $25,000 cash, a 1/2 hour helicopter ride courtesy of Canadian Helicopters or a $500 gift card from Canadian Tire. Proceeds from tickets sales are contributed to worthy community projects. Look for Rotary Club members selling tickets along the parade route and at George Little Park on Saturday, August 4. Note: Traffic on H16 bridge will be reduced to single lane, alternating traffic.

(June 25/18)

SKEENA VALLEY COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL - A HIGHLIGHT OF THE 2ND WEEKEND OF RIVERBOAT DAYS!!

Get your listening ears on & your dancing shoes ready for three days of great music at the Thornhill Community Hall, starting August 10. The 5th annual Festival features a variety of music styles, vocals, traditional fiddling and Open Mic sessions. To entertain you there will be local bands such Coast to Coast, Borderline, Rebel Heart, & Spring Fever. Joining us from out of town are Herb Desjarlais & Ross Roberts, Shallow Waters, Moosehorn Mountain Boys, Tim & Pat Frayn & Living Country. Concessions all day. A family event open to all near and far. Alcohol and drugs are not permitted

(June 25/18)

STARFISH BACKPACKS - IMPORTANT FUNDRAISER OPENS RIVERBOAT DAYS!!

Many events within Riverboat Days include a fundraising component for a pressing community need. This year the Skeena Valley Rotary Club is hosting an Appetizer and Music night as a fundraiser and introduction of the Starfish Backpack program. It's the launch of a program to help hungry students in local schools. Through the Starfish program students take home nutritional meals for the weekend, complementing current meals programs delivered during the school week. More about the program here. The Starfish Backpack program is to start with the new school year in September

(June 25/18)


THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!!

(2018) It's the combination of volunteer time and financial support of non-profit groups, small and large business that produces a community festival of over 50 events. Most of the sponsorship is received directly by the event organizers but the Riverboat Days Society also receives financial support. These funds are typically used for initiating new events, improving existing events and multimedia advertising of Riverboat Days. The main funding source for the Society is an annual grant from the City of Terrace and Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine. Local media also play a huge role in the success of Riverboat Days, providing services well beyond those for which they are contracted. Riverboat Days was one of the first recipients of support under the Fabulous Festivals and Events Program of the Northern Development Initiative Trust. But then we truly feel Riverboat Days is the epitome of a fabulous festival!

The Terrace Riverboat Days Society would also like to acknowledge the following supporters:

For the Fireworks Extravaganza, thank you to Your Decor, Home Hardware, Seabridge Gold, Stantec, Terry's Lock & Security, TCSI Consulting, Timber Baron, McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd., Premium Trucks & Trailers, Nechako Northcoast Construction and AQCS Traffic Control.

For Movie in the Park, thank you to Skeena Valley Rotary Club, Seabridge Gold, Great Bear Forest Management, Dynamic Health Services, Acadia Northwest Mechanical, Bear Creek Group, Bandstra Transportation, Andre's Electronic Experts, Skeena Mall, Wings Terrace and Pharmasave.

(Aug 5/18)